Newcastle Need Good Buys Not Necessarily Big Money Buys


The conventional wisdom, even today, is that if you spend big in the transfer market you will build a good side and get some good players in.

Joey Barton – if you pay peanuts you get monkeys

But that was hardly true for Newcastle in the past, when  the club often spent big money on players, and most of them turned out to be duds.

Yes, it was exciting when Newcastle did bring in players like Michael Owen (£17M), Jean Alain Boumsong (£9M), Albert Luque (£9M), Marcelino (£6M), Oba Martins (£10M) and the like, but none of those was worth the money the club paid out for them.

As an example, those five players cost Newcastle over £50M, and the only one who did any good for Newcastle was Oba Martins. Over three seasons Oba played in 104 games and scored 35 goals for the Magpies, and he was a decent player and a decent buy for the club.

And we got around £8M when he signed for Wolfsburg in the summer of 2009.

Oba was the closest of those to being a good buy –  and on the other hand one of the best buys Newcastle ever made was Alan Shearer for £15M in 1996.

Newcastle got a record 206 goals and 404 appearances from the Geordie legend – over 10 seasons for that money – and that was very cheap at the price.

Joey Barton came out in mid-week and asked the Newcastle hierarchy to spend big money to ensure the Newcastle squad is improved over the summer, and indicated with the unfortunate phrase – that if you pay peanuts you get monkeys – that if you don’t pay out big money you don’t get good players.

Well for £3.5M for Cheick Tiote, and £1.0M for Mike Williamson, Newcastle have paid out peanuts for what’s have turned out to be two excellent Premier League players, and first teamers too.

Those are good buys brought about by good scouting and good judgment, whereas the £50M paid out turned out to be for fairly ordinary players – so which is the better way to go?

We don’t blame Joey for what he said at all, because he and the rest of the p;ayers just want to hear from the likes of Mike Ashley that their aim is to build Newcastle again into a top team.

But their communication with the players seems as bad as it is with the fans, and it’s non existent with the fans.

Pardew told the Sunday Sun today:

“I felt sorry for Joey that his quotes became the story but perhaps that happened because we won and there was not really a big story there,”

“But I’m not bothered about Joey expressing his opinion, even though it is not one that I actually agree with.”

“I signed Nicky Shorey for £10,000 from Leyton Orient when I was at Reading and he went on to be an England international.”

“And while at Crystal Palace we signed Ian Wright from Dulwich Hamlet for nothing.”

“So I don’t agree, but Joey has his opinion – that is what the game is about.”

Sounds like Alan blowing his horn again, but hey, if he can make some great buys in the summer for Newcastle, we’d love it!

As we’ve said there are one or two free agents available in the summer, but if we get a couple of those in and spend say £20M on three good players, that will get the job done this summer.

Now who those five players will turn out to be we have no real idea at the moment.

Comments welcome.



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59 comments so far

  • NOVA2967

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Dreaming… but maybe a couple

    Shaqiri- LM
    A Hernandez- ST
    Sturridge- ST
    Henriksen- CM/CAM
    Hedenstad- RB/LB
    Clyne- RB
    Sakho- CB

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  • Alberts_tash

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Sometimes a big money player is the opposite of what we need. I think the higher the price, the lower the loyalty, team spirit and fight. In most cases anyway.

    Though I do have to disagree with Oba being a decent player. He really wasn’t.

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  • ascot7

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle, have a problem to attract flashy players for upfront. If they spend 20.000.000 on a foreward, he will expect a decent wage ? What will ashley give ? He is trimming the budget, so a player who is not greedy, respects the shirt, and agrees to a bonus scheeme. So much per goal, and this is the area pardew has to go.

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Barton was meaning a large investment into the squad, rather than in a couple of big signings. I agree with such an intrepretation as £30M spend on say three £5M players for the first team and five £3M exciting young players will really improve the squad. It would still constitute a large investment, as Barton suggested.

    I’d rather that than two £15M gambles which could easily return very little in terms of squad improvement. Really I think Barton and AP are on about the same thing, its just Barton has been misinterpretated.

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  • super bartooon

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Signing Gervinho is a must for me and Niko Krancjar along with a big physical centre half already proven in this league the likes of Christoph Samba a left back replacement or cover for Jose Enrique who might leave or sign on aswell as Stephen Ireland on a permanent deal if he proves to be a success here and on the outgoing front the likes of Alan Smith Shola Ameobi Ryan Taylor James Perch have to just pack up and march on. Hang on guthrie best lovenkrands should stick around as they are good squad players.

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  • londontoon1

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    has to go for connor wickham, already as good or not better than carlton cole, and hes only 17! the type of lad we love up in newcastle, works hard for the team, wouldnt have a huge wage, and fits with the transfer policy of the club. hell do nicely, with maybe elmander in as well so he isnt rushed into the first team

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  • youngtoonfan

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    we have to stop expecting to get connor wickham, as he is expected to be the next wayne rooney so tottenham, arsenal and liverpool etc. will be more likely to get the kid as he is expected be the next england number 9. Also as bigger clubs like tottenham are after him, i’m pretty sure he’d rather go there than newcastle tbh :/

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed – I can see that you’re just as anxious for this summers transfer season as I am. But we do have very important games coming up which will still decide our clubs future. I think we’re pretty much safe now (Thank God). Barton’s comments doesn’t say much to his ‘cheap’ teammates ie. Williamson, Simpson etc. but I bet it was aimed at the board and their lack of communication like you say Ed. reading Pardew’s reaction to Joey’s comments I didn’t know he signed Ian Wright and Benayeon. Both incredible talents! If this is anything to go by then we will have a very exciting and successful summer transfer window.

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  • Kongurin

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Bendtner
    Gervinho
    Samba
    maybe N’Zogbia
    then we are a top7 side for sure

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  • doddsy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #10

    i would be looking a these players that i think will help us develop

    striker –
    craig bellamy (1m 2yr contract)
    elamnder (free 4year contract)
    whickham 7m 5 1/2 contract
    sturrige 5 million 5 1/2 contract

    midfielders –
    krancjar 2 million 5 year contract
    petre whittingham 2million 5 year contract
    ireland 5 million 5 yr contract
    Sylvain Marveaux. free 4 yr contract

    defenders-
    samba 3 million
    kyle walker 3 milion
    van holet frm chelsea left bak

    if we get these or a coouple our team could look like this i would have

    gk- forster
    lb- jose
    rb- simpson
    cb- taylor
    cb- collo

    rm- barton
    cm tiote
    cm nolan / ireland
    lm ben arfa

    st- sturrige
    st- whickham

    subs
    krul
    kranjar
    irland
    willo
    bellamy
    elmander
    whittingham

    reserves
    kyle walker
    samba
    guthrie
    Sylvain Marveaux.
    ranger
    smith
    taylor
    amiobie
    van holt
    lovenkrnds
    guttiii

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #11

    doddsy – I like your style 🙂 Those are the players I would go for too. Very possible and effective. I just hope Alan Pardew thinks the same way.

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  • woodsee

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Regarding the players wanting to leave,maybe they should look at previous players who thought the grass was greener elsewhere,only for there careers to go down the pan.
    Bet if you asked oba if he would rather be back with us,Habib Beye heading to Ipswich,Olivier Bernard career totally down the pan,there are plenty of others.

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  • The Power Ranger

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Samba and Kyle Walker in the reserves?????? haha, are some people being serious on this site? We have to be realistic, Samba is unlikely to be interested in joining us, let alone playing in the reserves!! And why would anyone want ELmander who is 30 and sign him on a 4year contract?? I personally don’t want to see anyone over the age of 25/26 coming in this summer.

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  • doddsy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    jp from the rock-

    i think all these player would jump to the chance i would also like to see

    mat jarvis
    lalana

    these players are really possbilitys bcuase they are not massive player but really got punch of players we dont need massive players just 1s that want to play for the club

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  • doddsy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #15

    the power ranger i dont mean like reserves i just mean there alkways there i think elmander would be an outstanding buy for nothink and offer experine to he young lads we bring in lol i dont meqn the reserve team hahaha sory

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  • The Entertainers

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Agree I think the one thing that has improved under Ashley is the effectiveness of our transfers:
    Simpson
    Willo
    Campell
    Perch
    4 defenders signed for 3.5 million, that would possibly get you willo on his own now!

    Guthrie
    Jonas
    Ben Arfa
    Barton
    Nolan
    Tiote
    Less than 25 million for our midfielders, that figure and those players still wouldn’t have bought you AC hahaha! Crazy!

    Loven
    Best
    Ranger
    Signed for 1 million !!!!!!
    All those players put together comes to less than andy carrolls fee!
    Granted not all are fantastic successes but the majority are.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    The talk of a certain amount of money being spent carries with it the danger of pushing up the players cost, so when we hear the £35m is to go on player acquisitions & wages reduces the expectations, the players the fans want, will have too high a cost, so we hopefully will get players from Holland, Portugal, & Africa, these will all have sensible wages, we tend to give most players a fair payday, as for most of our players, have had improved contracts when they warrant them. The only thing that will happen if teams think we will pay is prices will double when we make an offer. these players should ask themselves do I want to be a multi millionaire that’s got the world at his feet, or a bit richer and unhappy, take one step forward Mr. Ireland because if he does well and we want him he will play for sensible wages, and be rich & happy. money is not all things to all men.

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  • adi-bizzle

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #18

    woodsee @11, oba martins was part of a successful wolfsburg side when he left us and won the league there. its only this season that hasnt gone well for him. beye made a silly move by leavin but you cant say olivier bernard’s career went down the pan. he retired through injury. he is one of my mates and is having a hip op this summer purely because foot injuries have left him struggling to walk. so how can you say his career went down the pan??

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  • cheikplease

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Ed, totally agree with the need to remain thrifty in the transfer market and not blow all are money on a silvio maric or hugo viana.

    Wickham would be a great signing, not only to show our intentions for the future but to keep the core of our first team english. I don’t know what everyone else’s take on this is but I am delighted that we have fielded the more english players than any other club in the Premiership.

    Also, when pardew talks about crystal palace signing ian wright while he was there, he means ‘whilst he was a player’. He wasn’t blowing his own trumpet.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #20

    ALL THAT JOEY BARTON MEANT WAS …LETS BUY THE FINISHED ARTICLE, THE GOING CONCERN ..

    CHRISSAKES WE GOT £35 MILLION FOR ANDY

    LETS BUY A TOP STRIKER

    WHAT PARDEW IS SAYING IS WE ARE GOING TO GO FOR EL CHEAPO AGAIN

    REMEMBER WE WONT PAY TOP WAGES FOR THE BEST.. WE WONT PAY THE GOING RATE

    PARDEW DOES NOT HAVE TO BE AN APOLIGIST FOR JOEY BECAUSE JOEY IS COMPLEATLY RIGHT!

    PARDEW IS A GOOD BLOKE BUT HE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT, WITHOUT DOUBT ! ASHLEY’S YES MAN….PERIOD

    SO YOU CAN FORGET THE ANDY MONEY NOW GOING ON A YOUNG TOP STRIKER LIKE BENZEMA

    WE WILL BE SICK IF ENRIQUE GOES AND TIOTE DEPARTS

    AND WE SIGN A COUPLE OF PLAYERS FROM THE FIZZY POP AND MAYBE ONE FROM THE ISTHMIAN LEAGUE ..

    WE NEED A STATEMENT OF INTENT FROM ASHLEY

    AND ANOTHER STATEMENT TO APOLIGISE FOR THE LIES HE TOLD US

    REMEMBER THE KEEGAN COURT CASE ?

    THE JUDGE SAID THEY COULD NOT BE TRUSTED AND WERE INDEED LIE TELLERS.

    THIS SUMMER ASHLEY WILL DISAPPEAR .
    YOU WONT HEAR A PEEP FROM HIM.
    THE PLAYERS WE SIGN WILL BE FREEBIES AND ONE OR TWO WITH POTENTIAL ON THE CHEAP ..

    WE WILL ALL BE WONDERING ..WHAT ABOUT THE CARROL MONEY ? AND WHAT WOULD THE CLUB HAVE SPENT ANYWAY IF CARROL HAD STAYED AROUND?.

    REASON ? WE WONT PAY THE GOING RATE FOR A TOP PLAYER , WE THEREFORE CANT BUY THE FINISHED ARTICLE ..A TOP STRIKER …IF YOU REALISE THATS TRUE YOU WILL THEN STOP DREAMING THAT THE CARROL MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT ON THE LIKES OF BENZEMA OR HAZARD ..NO CHANCE.

    JOEY’S RIGHT , HE SEES WE HAVE THE CASH..WHY NOT BUY ONE FINISHED ARTICLE YOUNG TOP STRIKER..AND THEN SOME POTENTIAL WITH THE REST.

    YOU CAN SEE JOEY’S AMBITION FOR THE CLUB SHINING THROUGH WITH HIS STATEMENT.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #21

    WHEN I SAY GOING RATE I MEANT GOING RATE AS REGARDS WAGES..WE HAVE A WAGE CAP. HENCE NO TOP PLAYERS ARRIVING.

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  • Solaidback

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    ONLINE GUY – If you want to shout your opinions, then frak off to Manc Citey because you’re living in dream land now, Benzema or Hazard!! get a grip you fool, why in the the world do you think that either of those 2 would come to a team who’re not even in Europe, never mind the CL??

    Its so called fans like you who give true fans a bad name & make us sound deluded….

    Barton didn’t mean buy big names as he knows that would upset the rest of the team, so buying players like Tiote, HBA, Willo, Simmo etc is a better option for us in the long run & when so-called fans like you come on blogs like this & rant off yer gobs, it boils my pi$$ cause you have no fraking idea what you’re talking about!!!

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  • chuck

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Cant believe how delusional some commenter`s are .
    Fact is it`s thirty million cash plus an additional 25% sell on clause.
    Anyone expecting the entire amount to be spent on reinforcements, not gonna happen.
    Some will go on contract increases and we may see a couple, perhaps three at the most new faces.
    And yes it would be wonderful to find bargains like Tiote, but unlikely.
    Joey was right in general paying peanuts for players ends with getting monkeys.
    In to-days game everyone has been more or less evaluated, apart from the rare circumstance.
    A decision has to be made as to what direction the club will take, mid level mediocrity or a rebuilding process that could see us finish in the top six next season.
    Even if we strengthen the side, it will still take time and money to have a team that has quality in depth, which can compete annually for silverware.
    But success as a club also equals increased earnings, that`s where the balancing act becomes critical.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #24

    If Enrique is sold and I hope not that’ll be for 12 million to Milan and then we have 47 million + any money Ashley gives so we could have around 50 million but I’d rather Enrique stayed and we had about 40 million to spend.

    In:

    Perotti- 6 million
    Luis Adriano- 10 million
    Gradel- 2 million
    Warnock- 4 million
    Gervinho- 10 million

    And that’s still only 30 million, what else could we use the other 10 million on?

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Sorry I meant 32 million

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #26

    SOLAIDBACK

    YOU PROBABLY NEVER PLAYED THE GAME AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT. YOU GIVE YOURSELF AWAY WITH YOUR RANT

    AND YOUR PRETTY DAM INSULTING

    TRY STICKING TO FOOTBALL MATTERS AND NOT GETTING PERSONAL

    DO YOU THINK JOEY MEANT BUY ALSO RANS WHEN HE SAID IF YOU PAY PEANUTS YOU GET MONKEYS ?

    JOEY WANTS THE BEST AND WHY SHOULD WE NOT EXPECT THE BEST ?

    YOU MISSED MY POINT ..WE HAVE THE MONEY !

    AND YOU TALK ABOUT DREAM LAND ?

    NO SON NO …IF YOU READ MY STATEMENT I AM ACTUALLY SAYING WE WONT SIGN THE LIKES OF BENZEMA OR HAZARD

    I AM SAYING WE WONT HENCE IM NOT DREAMING YOU T*T

    SO YOU GOT IT WRONG AND YOU TWISTED YOUR ANSWER BACK TO ME AS YOU WROTE IN YOUR ANGRY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WAY.. CALM DOWN SON CALM DOWN !

    AND AS FOR EXPECTING TOP PLAYERS I DONT ..IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER READ YOU WILL SEE THATS WHAT IM SAYING ,,WE WONT BE SIGNING ANY TOP PLAYERS ..CORRECT ? SO EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO ME …

    AS FOR EXPECTING TOP PLAYERS TAKE A LOOK AT THESE …

    BEARDSLEY, SHEARER, GINOLA, TONY GREEN , FERDINAND, ANDY COLE , COULD GO ON …

    NO CHANCE OF PLAYERS LIKE THESE UNDER THIS OWNERSHIP.

    SO BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME OF DREAMING READ THE ABOVE TO YOURSELF 3 TIMES.

    ALSO YOU SAY::::” Barton didn’t mean buy big names as he knows that would upset the rest of the team”

    DO YOU THINK THE REST OF THE TEAM WOULD BE UPSET IF WE BOUGHT KARIM BENZEMA..AWWWW DIDDUMS !

    I THINK IF THAT HAPPENED IT WOULD GIVE THE TEAM HOPE AND A SIGN OF ASHLEYS AMBITION ..SEE?

    BUT LIKE I SAID NO CHANCE ..

    DID YOU GET THE FEELING THAT THE TEAM WAS ON A DOWNER AT FULHAM WHEN ANDY LEFT ?

    THEY EVEN COME OUT AND SAID IT !

    SO FAR FROM THE PLAYERS BEING UPSET AT A TOP SIGNIG AS YOU SAY I THINK IT WOULD SHOW THEM THE CLUB HAS AMBITION ..THATS WHAT THEY WANT YOU FOOL ,,THEY WONT BE UPSET !

    YOU REALLY DID NOT READ MY BLOG PROPERLY DID YOU ?…FANS LIKE ME, ETC

    …CAN YOU SEE NOW IM TELLING IT LIKE I KNOW IT WILL BE ..IM NOT EXPECTING MUCH. NO DREAMS . YOUV WROTE YOUR RANT IN A TEMPER AINT YOU ? AWWWW.

    QUESTION : ARE YOU A MACKEM REALLY ARE YOU ?

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #27

    CHUCK

    IM SAYING WE WONT BE SIGNING ANY TOP NOTCH PLAYERS ..HOW IS THAT DELUSIONAL?

    HAVE YOU JUST READ SOLAIDBACKS COMMENTS AND THOUGHT HE WAS ON THE RIGHT TACK ?

    HE WASNT ..AND IM SAYING WE WONT BE SIGNING THE LIKES OF BENZEMA..WONT BE .. WONT BE ..SO I HOPE YOUR JUST GOING OFF SOLAIDBACKS CRAP AND HAVE NOT READ MINE PROPERLY

    CHEERS.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #28

    SOLAIDBACK YOU SENT ME THIS IN REPLY TO POST 20

    THIS IS YOU; POST 22 FROM YOU

    ONLINE GUY – If you want to shout your opinions, then frak off to Manc Citey because you’re living in dream land now, Benzema or Hazard!! get a grip you fool, why in the the world do you think that either of those 2 would come

    THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE REPLYING TO IN YOUR POST 22 IV CUT AND PASTED IT IN SO ITS EXACT
    ————————————————————
    Post 20 from me …
    SO YOU CAN FORGET THE ANDY MONEY NOW GOING ON A YOUNG TOP STRIKER LIKE BENZEMA…(I SAID THAT) .. PASTED HERE !
    ————————————————————
    NOW READ THE ABOVE FROM YOU IN YOUR POST 22 , 3 TIMES THEN READ MINE..

    SO TELL ME NOW WHO WAS EXPECTING THE LIKES OF BENZEMA?

    YOU TWISTED MY STATEMENT AROUND COMPLEATLY ..YOUR NOT READING IT CORRECTLY OR YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF LOGIC IS SKEWED.

    CUT AND PASTED ….SO YOU CANT REALLY TWIST THAT CAN YOU ? CAN YOU ACTUALLY CALL BLACK ..WHITE ?

    NOW TAKE A DEEP BREATH……

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  • The Shola Show

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    @doddsy

    The players uve suggested are great and we could get some of them…

    however the prices your suggesting for them aren’t realistic in my opinion.

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  • solano

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m still trying to figure out what happened to the James Milner money in 2008…any Mike Ashley fans like to help me out?

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Why don’t we make a move for Vagner Love in the summer instead of Carlton Cole who has scored only 4 goals this season, that for him isn’t good at all as alot of people say he should be playing for England. NO THANK YOU!!

    Vagner Love threatened to leave CSKA a couple of years ago, saying he was unsettled in Russia, if there’s any top striker we could and should get it’s him!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #32

    solano @post 30 Very Good Point where the hell did all that money go? Maybe in Ashley pocket and then all wasted on drink and games at the casino!

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  • solano

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #33

    And the £8m for Given…oh, and N’Zogbia………..Can’t wait for the re-investment to start………….

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  • solano

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Magpies…My money is on Wagner from the X Factor arriving on a Bosman! 🙂

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Solaidback

    The silence from you is deafening.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Solano

    Bassong money ?

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  • solano

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Online Guy….welcome to the lower case world!! When are the “fans” gonna realise they are getting the Mick taken out of them……?? It’s like taking chocalate from a baby for Ashley…

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #38

    SOME OF OUR FANS ARE DUMB,

    DONT WANT STURRIDGE OR WHICKHAM WILL COST TO MUCH AND ARE NOT PROVEN GOALSCORERS!

    WE WILL NEVER SIGN PERROTTI FOR 6 MILL, AS SEVILLA PUT A 40 MILL BUY OUT CLAUSE IN HIS CONTRACT, THINK ABOUT IT ! lol

    SOMEONE HAS PUT MARVEAUX IN THERE RESERVE TEAM lol, HE IS CLASS WOULD EASILY BE STARTING OR ON THE BENCH !

    I WOULD NEVER PAY 12 MILL FOR NZOGBIA BACK, WE SOLD HIM FOR 4 MILL PLUS RYAN TAYLOR, TERRIBLE BUSINESS

    EVERY ONE STILL OVERRATING STEVEN TAYLOR. lol

    DO I NEED TO MENTION CRAIG BELLAMY AND PETER WHITTINGHAM, I WOULD NEVER SIGN THEM

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Solano

    I should have mentioned that my dam keyboard was stuck in upper case sometimes . So i tend to not bother switching when it goes ga ga . Daughters has the same keyboard ..wireless thang ! So iv swopped!

    On a footie point what your saying is all correct we are getting the Micheal extracted from us as diehard fans to put it politely,,we do get walked on .. I will rephrase that …we get the pi*s taken out of us by the present regime at Newcastle…

    I Really cant wait to see what they do with the £35 million…and whatever he would have been spending from the massive amount of TV money this summer anyway…..

    This Summer is really really the defining point in Ashleys tenure.

    We probably have the biggest budget and spending power in the prem this summer apart from Man City

    Lets see how it goes.

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  • chuck

    Feb 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #40

    ONLINE GUY
    Sorry don`t know what you are talking about, did i say something to upset you ?
    You sound a bit wound up, relax this is just trivia, nothing serious.
    And please hit the caps lock button, lower case is
    quite acceptable, just got my new reading glasses.

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