Any Free Agent Signed Likely To Become An Impact Sub


Alan Pardew has talked about his search for a free agent, but he thinks whoever he signs will unlikely become a starter this season.

Alan Pardew – this photo had  to have been taken this week

That’s hardly a surprise,  because the players available don’t have any contracts with clubs, and are therefore struggling to find a new club, so are hardly top players.

This is what Alan said today:

“Yeah, we are exploring the free agent market,” “I have looked at our bench in terms of attacking options to change the game or put a different picture on the pitch.”

“I need to explore that thoroughly and there are one or two options we can take and we are on to them. That is all I can report.”

“I think it would be a great opportunity for any player to come to Newcastle and into this team because if I was a striker, I would be quite confident of getting chances with what I have behind me.”

“But I do not envisage there is a player there who will definitely be a first-team player, but someone who can make an impact from the bench or maybe earn the right to start.” “There is that potential.”

It’s really a fantastic opportunity for Lovenkrands, Best and Ranger to show what they can do – and maybe Phil Airey too – when he’s fit.

And Kevin Nolan hit the nail on the head yesterday, when he said they’ve been wanting opportunities all season in the first team – so they’ll now get that – and it’s up to them to show what they can do.

It’s almost put up or shut up – but good and truthful words from Kevin.

We hope all three players can rise to the occasion in Newcastle’s  hour of need.

Comments welcome.



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19 comments so far

  • IceIceGeordie

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #1

    This rages me ! Screw pasted it Free agents,Play the kids ! ffs ! Open you eyes you silly cockney twat !

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  • Fostino

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    ranger, airey could be the next carroll??

    lovendrands, ameobi and best wont

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  • Darling27

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Well said Kevin Nolan!!!

    They’ve got their chance now to show what they can do.

    If they’re shite they can’t complain when they’re shipped out at the end of the season.

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  • IceIceGeordie

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    If we’re going to give the kids a chance why do we hasbeen free agents ? Alan Pardew is a liar !

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  • lewman

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #5

    airy is injured for a while aand so is ameobi so no one can say getting a free agent is a bad thing atall. but as always someone will find something to moan about everything we do. it would be the same if got henry or even david beckham.

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  • hitman

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #6

    pardew looks a beaten man in that pic,must be a reet fkin nightmare working for the fat slug

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  • Darling27

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Time to blood the kids. Airey (when fit) Vuckic (when fit) and Ferguson need a chance.

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  • Chris F

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    If we could get Ewerthon on a free I’d be happy. He’d certainly five us something different.

    However, in a few weeks i can see us playing a 433/451 with Best up top, HBA and Nolan playing just off him, and Tiote, barton and Ireland in the middle.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    The top clubs introduce young players when they are doing well, only cowboy outfits throw them in when they are in a self contrived chrysies. this is how to destroy the kid’s confidence.

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  • Chris F

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    exactly Dave.

    Does no one remember Jon Dahl Tomasson? Got thrown in at the deep end after signign for us, after Dalglish sold Ferdinand and then Shearer did his knee in. Was too much pressure on him at the time, and he was judged harshly to have been a flop.

    A flop who went on to play for AC Milan and Feyenoord and have a very successful career.

    The kids do need to be given a chance, but you can’t expect them to be world beaters if theyre just chucked in the team.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Agree 100% dave1961

    Makes me wonder though why we let routledge and xisco go without replacement, even if they end up being bench warmers or impact subs? Very strange indeed as unlike Carroll there was plenty of time to replace them.

    Also wonder what happened to the other player we were meant to sign?

    Everything crossed we can put a few points on the board over the next few games. My expectations are zero for this game, but perhaps thats a good thing.

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  • geoff777

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #12

    We have a cut-throat money obsessed owner.

    We now have a spineless Championship manager who just lies and lies and lies.

    I’m sick of him praising and appealing to the fans.
    The fans he’s been lying to since the first day he arrived at the club.
    Nobody wanted him then … who wants him now?

    I see Tiote is now playing with a huge “For Sale” sign on his back. Cheers Pards you puppet.

    Pardew needs booing out of this club.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #13

    like we had headlines Tim Krul for sale during the window.

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  • leedodd

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew Did have the Fans Backing But Now is Loosing It. To Many Lies . We Just Need a New Owner and Get Someone Like The Chosen One as Manager – he was Sir Bobbys Left Hand Man He would Love to Come for Bobbys Sake !!!!!! ASHLEY OUT !!!!!!

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  • leedodd

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #15

    LAST YEAR WHEN THE CLUB WAS UP FOR SALE ASHLEY WANTED £100 MILLION. HE CAN TAKE THE 35 MILLION FROM THE CARROLL SALE FIND A BUYER AT 75 MILLION AND JUST GO AND TAKE YOUR MATE DEL BOY WITH YOU .

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Scums scored

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  • tom tomb

    Feb 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Chris F @10
    Fat Fred sold JDT, Dalglish wanted to keep him! He thought six million for a 31 yo old striker was good business!
    It has parallels with the current situation. I was at JDT’s debut v Sheff Wed, he had a 1 on 1 versus Kevin Pressman after about a minute. Pressman saved it and the 38,000 fans let out an almighty groan. He walked away with rounded shoulders, and from that moment on his NUFC career was ruined!
    He was also as you say played before he was meant to be, he was a withdrawn striker not an up top striker. He was supposed to play off Shearer.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #18

    One thing you’v got to say bout Pardew that he is very honest in his interviews. Totally opposite to hughton.

    Maybe Pardew goes abit too honest some times, like before the fulham game when he said they have some weak links in their defence that they will target etc…

    And with routledge, he said he basically wasnt good enough..

    Like above hes not bigging up his free agent signing….fair play for not beating about the bush.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Lol yer i just read the comment ssaying he lies….erm when?

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