Pardew Wants New Deals For Barton, Enrique And Tiote

There were some top performances in that second half yesterday from Newcastle players.

Cheick Tiote – top player for Newcastle United

And three of the top players were Barton, Enrique and Tiote, and it’s hardly surprising that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants them all signed up to new long term deals on Tyneside.

The rumor is that Joey may sign his new deal this coming week, and if he does, that will help with the momentum of signing up  the other two players.

Jose Enrique has apparently said he will sign a new deal, but only when Newcastle are safe from relegation, and we probably need 11 points from our remaining 13 games to achieve that – 42 points.

Looks like Jose doesn’t want to go through another nightmare on Tyneside, if the club get relegated – and neither do the Newcastle fans – that’s for sure.

We couldn’t take another relegation, not after only two years since the last one – we want it to be exactly that – the last one.

Alan Pardew is clear he’s got some contract work to complete at the club, as he told the Sunday Sun today:

“I’ve got contracts to renew within 18 months – Joey Barton, Enrique. So if I didn’t have the Andy Carroll money, could I do that?

“It is about taking a balanced view. But I want players who want to play for Newcastle United – that is what is I want.”

Joey Barton and Cheick Tiote were simply magnificent for Newcastle yesterday, and Spanish star Jose Enrique is still improving, difficult though that may be to believe.

We’d love to see all three sign new contracts, but of course that does not guarantee them being at Newcastle next season.

If another mammoth bid comes in for one of them – that’s likely to be from Chelsea for Cheick.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • iamnufc

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Jonas played awesome yesterday whenever he went to the right side of midfield..line up for nxt season
    Jonas Barton Nolan Ben arfa
    Totally drooling over this prospect just hopin we stay in the league

  • Bucks mag

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Managed to see him after the game, got him to autograph my copy of the Mag. He was mobbed by fans, everyone singing the Tiote song, he had a massive smile on his face!

  • iamnufc

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Who the fish is Ewerthon?? Anyone heard of him???,19528,11678_6732975,00.html?

  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    There are going to be good money offers for several of our players – that’s good news and bad news. I means we have top players – but do we have a top management plan?

  • Sinner

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Im a bit late. 🙁

  • Toonmania

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully we can get him in and he will complement the quality we already have.
    would love to see Ewerthon in a toon shirt

  • mashearer

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #8

    wow pardew really after ewerthon…im starting to think he really read this blog for advice

  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Ewerthon began his career at Brazilian club Corinthians in 1999, where he made thirteen appearances in two seasons, scoring three times. In both of his two seasons at the club they won the Brazilian Championship and in 2000 he helped them win the FIFA Club World Championship. Despite his young age he impressed many fans and pundits of Brazil and attracted European clubs. Borussia Dortmund were one of the clubs chasing his signature, and in 2001 he signed for the club.

    His time at Westfalenstadion was very successful. In four seasons he played 156 games and scored an impressive 59 goals. He also gained Champions League experience at the club. In 2002 his goals helped the club secure the Bundesliga title for the sixth time in their history. His good performances were recognised by the Brazilian national side and during his four seasons as a Borussia player he appeared seven times for Brazil, without scoring, between July 2001 and July 2003.

    His spell in German football was ended with a move to Spanish side Real Zaragoza on 13 July 2005. He looked good in his first season in Spanish football, as he appeared thirty-seven times, scoring twelve goals. This left him the clubs second highest scorer that season, behind Diego Milito as the club finished 11th in the league. It also meant he was one of the top scorers of that season, finishing joint seventh with Fernando Torres. In 2006–07, after the signing of Pablo Aimar and the form of Sergio García, first team opportunities were not as regular, but he still managed six goals in 27 appearances.

    After Real Zaragoza signed another Brazilian, Ricardo Oliveira, on 14 July 2007, Ewerthon was loaned out to German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.

    On 28 January 2008 the loan to VfB Stuttgart was prematurely terminated.[2] Ewerthon was again loaned out by Zaragoza to RCD Espanyol until the end of the season. In the last season 2008/2009 Ewerthon was scoring 28 goals with Real Zaragoza.

    In early February 2010, Ewerthon was released by Real Zaragoza to sign with Brazilian Serie A club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. He scored his first goal for new club on 22 May in Serie A match versus Gremio. In early January 2011, he was released by Palmeiras.

  • Darling27

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10


    Looks like he could do a job til the end of the season.

  • Sinner

    Feb 6, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #11
  • Burni

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree that there will be good offers for our players but I have to make two points here….. 1) pardew says ‘ could I do that without the money from andy Carroll?’ this suggests that now we hbe sold him we can use that money for better contracts, to keep the best players here and 2) yes we need to remember that the first half was dreadful and hopefully ensure it does not happen again but I’m sorry there is no way we are gettin relegated with performances like the second half! Lets not forget this wasn’t just the first game where a team cane back from 4-0 down, this was against the second in the league, arsenal if someone told me we would have had 4 points off arsenal this season I would have thought they were daft. Im still reserving judgement on Ashley til summer

  • sweendog

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #13

    barton, enrique, tiote get them signed up ASAP.. then in the summer get gervinho and Falcao (if we lucky 🙂 ), get Zogbia/Turan .. also replace smith with a good up and coming DM .. maybe Leroy Fer .. then some backup for LB and RB and we’ve got a top 6 squad, not just top 6 1st team……

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #14

    So part of the Carroll money will be used to extend the contracts on existing players….

    Pardew will be lucky if he is given £10m in the summer.

  • alienhunter

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #15

    TonyGreenSupreme – how else are we supposed to pay top-level ‘champions league’ wages for players like Tiote and Enrique when we are not even in the UEFA Cup?

    It will be Champions League clubs that will come for in for these two, make no mistake about it. If we want to keep them, then we need to fund it somehow.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    10 mil is OK, there will be a lot of free agents better than Smith. Also i believe in guthrie and jonas and our young lads. It will be ok as long as we managed to extend contracts to our stars and do not sell them cheaplly.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Just seen that West Brom have sacked Di Matteo. I thought he was doing a good job.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    If we stay up, we will have received approx £100m from SKY with a current gross transfer expenditure of approx £10m (Perch/Tiote/HBA transfers).
    Coupled with the season ticket sales we should not have to utilise the Carroll fund for existing players contracts.

  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 6, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    fraser forster just been sent off in the old firm cup game

  • Sav

    Feb 6, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Hold on a minute!
    Okay, Carroll has been sold and let’s assume that was good business – ie. it will all be spent on transfer fees to give us a balanced quality side come August.

    But there’s a tone being adopted that if more inflated offers come in for Tiote, Enrique, Joey Barton, that it’ll be more ‘good business’ to accept it. But sooner or later you have to say (the Owner has to say) ‘enough’ and its time to actually build a side to try to compete and win something. After all, even for the accountants in black & white, that is an alternative and far preferable way to ‘maximise revenue’ than flogging the family silver whenever a Big Club comes calling. If not, we’re all going to be hoping that while Nile Ranger has a good end to the season, its not TOO good, or he’ll be whisked away to Anfield, Salford or SW3 as well.

    If there’s an excuse for selling Carroll it has to be to protect the best players remaining from having to be sold, not as a template for making more and more ‘easy money’.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 6, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #21

    it seems ewerthon verbally confirmed and the wage is not too high, maybe he is near 30years ago so, waiting for the confirmation

  • alienhunter

    Feb 6, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Fair point, TonyGreenSupreme … maybe those debt payments are bigger than we think though.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Feb 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Good post mate.


  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Feb 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Thats only true if the slugs business plan involves a succesful team (i.e. trophys) and not just making a profit – I guess we will see in the summer but I get a feeling that the slug is after making money and doesnt give a flying for the fans / team

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Feb 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Sav – and another thing

    look at the millions that we would have to spend just to compete with the likes of Manure, Citeh, Spuds, Cesspool, Arse and co – with no guarantee of sucess.

    Look at the likes of Leeds and Portsmouth – I h8 to say it but we are a selling / feeder club with little/no ambition other than to turn a quick buck in the transfer market

  • Burni

    Feb 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #26

    I’ve got to disagree with a few comments on here! In all fairness only players we have sold have been ones that wanted to leave! Also to say we are a feeder club, listen we sold Andy carrol, an unproven injured youngster for £35m who else have we sold? We have bought tiote, Ben arfa, routledge, gosling! Now though we can use that ridiculous figure we were given to pay our best players better! I think well be offering some very lucrative contracts to our best players, please start having faith instead of this ‘were a feeder team bs’

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Sell Alan Smith in the summer, assuming Barton has signed by then, share Smith’ wages out to Tiote and Enrique. Job done, no extra cost.

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 6, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    I think selling Smith is unrealistic because no one will match his wages. Develops have to pay him to leave!

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Swap develops for unless, don’t know what happened there!

  • swoopingmagpie

    Feb 6, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #31

    You can sign them up as much as you like but when a more ambitious club comes in for them they will leave , probably Barts excepted. Get rid of the management would be more of a good deal.

  • thepict

    Feb 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #32

    Having actualy calmed down after Monday’s transfer debacle , and with today’s news that our ex no 9 could be out for the rest of the season, I can’t help thinking that the sale of AC is good business.
    Ashley misrule known on Monday that he would not play again this season Ashley would have the medical report from n0 9’s visit to Sweden.
    To get £35 million is not to be sniffed at.
    AC wanted to leave when Newcastle wouldn’t give him a 125% pay rise. He is unproven in the premier league and has a lot to learn still. Let’s see what he’s doing in a couple of years time.

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Have to agree with thepict, if Big Andy is out all season then the 35m is massive and very good business.

    Not having a replacement isn’t, that said I suppose Shola was the replacement!


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