Pardew Pleased At Transfer Funds Available

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has had several meetings with Ashley and Llambias,  and he knows exactly where he stands in terms of his transfer budget, and he seems very pleased with the talks he’s had.

Alan Pardew – I’ve got the money!!

Alan has revealed today that he thinks Newcastle are now safe in the league, and the transfer market will go into full swing, at least for the Newcastle club.

We also hope that contract negotiations will pick up with Jose Enrique, Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan, and while we hope all three will sign along the dotted line to stay at Newcastle, we have our doubts about Jose.

But we’d be delighted if Jose decides to stay at Newcastle, and that’s always a possibility, and indeed we’ll start a campaign today to try to get Jose to stay on Tyneside – but more about that later today.

The two draws over the past week were both tough games, and Newcastle can thank their defense and young goalkeeper Tim Krul in particular,  for getting the two valuable points.

And it seems Tim is already making a play to be Newcastle’s number one next season and he’s certainly looked very good in the last two games, and it seems  that spell in the first team earlier this season has helped him a lot.

This is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said today:

“I think that’s us past the post, and that obviously makes it a little bit easier in terms of looking towards the future and hardening up some of the plans.”

“That process has been ongoing for a little while, but now we can step things up in certain areas. We’ve already started work on the training ground, and we have some under-soil heating going in that will make a huge difference to us.”

“We might actually be able to train in December and January, which will be useful.” “We’re also actively pursuing players already because we don’t want to be left behind in the summer.”

” I’ve had a meeting about budgets and I think we all know where we stand. I’m pleased with the talks.”

That’s excellent news about the under-soil heating at the Benton training grounds, and it’s something that Alan requested as soon as he arrived on Tyneside, as it was impossible to train on the frozen grounds at Newcastle during late December and into January.

The top clubs in England have that on their training grounds,  so it’s good that Newcastle have  joined that elite band of clubs.

It wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle make some announcements fairly soon – in a couple of weeks time maybe – about contracts being signed,  and perhaps some deals already made in  the transfer market – probably for some free agents.

We hope so in any case.

60 comments so far

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    funny how the undersoil heating was mentioned in the same bracket as transfer funds……”£35m on players”


    Apr 25, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    “We’re also actively pursuing players already because we don’t want to be left behind in the summer.”

    I hope this is true, I hate it when we wait till the last minute to make a move. Someone posted before that it would make sense to try get some of the signings done before the tour, that makes alot of sense to me so they can play with the rest of the team and learn how all the other players move, good for team bonding to.

  • Weezertoon

    Apr 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I wouldn’t worry about the under-soil heating cost. To fit out a pitch at the training ground isn’t going to cost more than 300-400k. Ashley didn’t become the 20th richest person in the UK by getting taken to the cleaners.

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Weezer……or by frittering it away creating a good football team………….

  • Solaidback

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    If Ashley had any real sense, he’d have gone for natural thermal energy by tapping into the earths natural heat source, would only cost as much as putting undersoil heating pipes in & wouldn’t cost anywhere near as much to run it either as it’s free.. 🙂

    As for the budget, at least we know Pardew is getting something or he wouldn’t be happy with the talks.. be nice to know what sort of value we’re talking about but I understand them not saying anything, else other clubs will just bump up the prices for players… 🙁

  • magpie999

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6

    We don’t need to know how much Pardew has to spend.

    Thats always been one of this clubs biggest problems. Feeling the need to tell its fans everything, broadcast to the world that we have x amount to spend.

    Fans do not need to know the transfer budgets. Fans can make judgements on the players we bring in but they do not need to know the ins and outs of everything at the club.

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Wasn’t the amount to spend announced on more than one occasion by the current management???

  • sweendog

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #8

    magpie999 .. true but we still think ashley won’t give Pardew all of the 35 mill .. if he does we could have a good team fighting for top 8/6..

    Ed as for Enrique .. good idea as he reads this and knows how much the fans love him here ..

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Or is it another case of re-writing history?

  • sweendog

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    maybe the undersoil heating is in relation to stopping training ground injuries .. as we’ve a nuts amount of injuries compared to other teams. ..

  • Stuart

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Once again everyone is focusing on the 35m. That suggests that we wouldnt be getting anything at all this summer if we didnt sell AC.

    We should be getting closer to £50m by rights. I know thats hardly very likely though with the fat man in charge.

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    we notice the injuries more because of the limited ability in our tiny squad…..

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    + we signed 2 players who were already crocked

  • magpie999

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Stuart I think you’re right we all seem to have forgotten had Carroll stopped we would have needed to spend decent money this summer…..BUT

    I don’t think we’re going to get 50 million, I don’t think we’ll even get the 35 million.

    To be honest I would rather we put out there that we’re not as well.

    We’re only going to inflate any potential targets price by stating we have 35 million to spend.

    It doesn’t matter how much we spend.

    We know we need 2 or 3 strikers, a couple more midfield players and a couple of defenders.

    If we can get that lot for 20 million and they turn out to be as good as Williamson or Tiote I’ll be happy with the rest of he money sitting in the bank.

    Look Newcastle fans in general should have all had an attitude adjustment by now since the relegation.

    i don’t want to ever go back to the days of spending massive transfer fees for big name players.

    I want us to find the next big thing and get them for under 7 million.

    Although Arsenal have not won anything for a while there transfer model is still the way to go.

  • cousto

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    @Solano so (for example) if we bought Messi with a broken leg for £25million rather than £50 million would that be a bad buy in your eyes?

    Hope Pardew doesn’t disclose the transfer budget, I think he’ll get at least £30 million (the already set out funds plus the money from the AC sale).
    Going around saying you have £30+ million to spend is never a good thing, makes £5million rated players suddenly jump up to £7.5-10million because the clubs know you have the funds.

  • cousto

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Magpie999 nailed it. Don’t disclose the budget, let the doom mongers bitch and moan about how MA is the worse than Adolf while we post profits and get a few more Cheick Tiote’s on the cheap.

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #17

    I believe if Ben Arfa was fit and Carroll was still here We would be 7th at least so that says if we get to good strikers(Gervinho+Gamerio/Sow) then we would be there next year and fit ben arfa

  • jayjo

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    This is a fantastic web site Ed but i get continually frustraited with the jibes against our club owner , do we all forget the mess that the club was in when he bought it , we where in a position that made porstmouth look like a viable business ,

    He has made mistakes we all know that but we need to start backing him and ensure he keeps putting money into the club to try and make it successful , Pardew is a good manager and i watch Reading many times when he was there and they played good attacking football with a mix of youth and experience in time he will deliver this

    We NOW need to stop the name calling etc of our chairman and get behind him to deliver next season

  • russbrat5

    Apr 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    With regards to new signings,one area which must be focused on is our defence!!once again,our goals conceded column is still far too high…48 already this term….Not Good enough if we are seriously looking to challenge for the top six next year!!!!

  • Wright

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Has anyone seen lewis mccugan play for forest.
    I have only seen him play the odd game and he looks quality and can make things happen he wouldn’t cost to much if forest didnt go up either.
    Another player i would like to see us go for is Chris eagles he can play either wing has played in the prem has great delivery and wouldnt cost more than 5 mill

    What do the rest of you think on them both?

  • sweendog

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #21

    jayjo .. partly true .. but this transfer window will highlight if ashley is the right owner for newcastle …now we definately have 35 mill .. (thats not including Premiership money)
    if we get the right calibre of players in to cover the following positions then maybe the jibes or insults will stop.

    2 strikers (Lukaku(maybe), and that Twente Striker)
    2 wingers (Perotti, Gervinho)
    DM (Leroy Fer)
    LB (Oscar wendt)
    CB (Ashley williams)
    RB (??cover or 1st choice)

  • jayjo

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Players that i would get out of NUFC at the end of the season :

    Enrique – Over rate ( did you see that pass across his own box 15 mill i would drive him )
    Both Taylors


    Doyle – Wolves – 6 mil
    Jarvis – Wolves – 6 mil
    Long – Reading – 5 mil
    chillini – Juventus

  • stuart no9

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #23

    i think a lot of fans are going to be very dissappointed with the transfer funds . the fact that he is making more of the undersoil heating suggests to me he is using that as an excuse where a large chunk of the money will go , even though it will amount to no more than 500k , he said he is happy with the budget, that means nothing to me, especially coming from AP as since he has been at the club what he is happy with , and what we are happy with , dont come close. as to date, players still havnt signed contracts. we dont know how much is available , wait and see

  • Selbymag

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #24

    So jayjo 7 out 4 in that will help our lightweight squad no end. 🙂

    I see no point in letting Guthrie or Saylor go. Guthrie has a much better engine than Nolan and can actually pass a ball a fundemental skill that seems to have passed Kevin by.

    Nolan only warrants a start in a 5 man midfield of the the striker. Im not having a dig at Kev as his goals have probably kept us up but I dont think he is the right man to play in a 4 man midfield.

  • sweendog

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #25

    jayjo .. not sure on them transfers .. as Selbymag explained 7 out and 4 in … bit risky .. .. as for enrique, his head isn’t with it but he’s been one of our best players for 2 years .. also his link up with guti is usually excellent ..
    I’d agreed with you on RTaylor – hopefully Ashley won’t replace with Birminghams version of Taylor as he’s free (Larrson)
    Also guthrie could be good . . just had a nightmare against west brom .. but some good performances of late .. good squad player at the very least ..

  • bills-son

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #26

    stuart no9 – gets my vote for NUFC’s Negga Fan Of The Year.

    Since January we’ve lost AC, had Ameobi and Best injured and in the last few matches lost Tiote and Nolan to suspensions – yet we’ve still secured our Prem place with games to spare.

    Before the start of the season we all would have settled for that – but no, the negga’s like stuart09 are still whinging their man boobs off.

    I just hope MA and AP do what I believe they will do – spend money in the summer on good young players in the Tiote mould – and I can come on here and tell stuart09 and his neg crew members to crawl back into their neg sheds.

    Mind – if we finish in the top 6 next season they will STILL moan about MA and AP.

  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Out – Smith

    In – Gervinho
    Wendt (if enrique leaves)
    New CB ???


    ————–Ben Arfa——————

  • terencelim

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    jayjo is the reason why some people say Geordies are shit.

  • jayjo

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #29

    get rid of the 7 as i pointed out bring in 10 , 5 accomplished players and 5 that are young and keen

    Its just getting a little boring when we all bang on about Ashley

    Little contreversal bet the following was all good by ashley

    Keegan had to go , premadonna with no bottle
    Hughton fantastic coach not a good enough manager
    Carroll gone best business we have ever done ,
    Not given Shearer the job – COS HE COULDNT CUT IT

    Ashley has proped up his investment and will now put the cash in to enhance it

  • fungus44

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #30

    could the one,s on here that moan about what pardew is saying and doing do any better than he has done probably not,so let him get on with it as he is paid to do,wait and see what happen,s in the summer we might be surprised

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #31

    We Need Shot of Smith Perch and Campbell Keep the rest ….. Get 3 New quality Strikers and 2 New Defenders … If we Loose Jose Get Van Arnhalt from Chelsea !!!!!!!!!! We need at least 9 new players if we loose 3 as we cant get as thin as this ever again !!! buy 6 and 3 on a free !!!!!! Xisco what is up with him why does he not get a Chance ?? Is he that Bad ?? He cant be any worse than Kuqi ??

  • jayjo

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #32

    ??? Colo williamson ???
    jarvis toite nolan barton

    van winkell


    right back
    left back
    striker x 2
    centre mid x 1
    3 squad players

  • stuart no9

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #33

    bills-son , thanks, didnt expect anything less from you,after keeping an eye on your comments during the last few months , it seems that you are a bit capricious within your views therefore not to be taken seriously. my views on the contracts and the budget we have is fact, ashleys history promotes negativity

  • leazes upper

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #34

    that korean lad at monaco looks good.cant rememer his name but worth a punt if price right.jarvis wud be good signin aswll.players out perch campbell smith xisco

  • Dyer8

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    in :
    CF : Caicedo
    WG : Gervinho, Jarvis (or A.Johnson)
    LB : Van Aanholt (or M’Bengue)
    (sub) : Long, Hoilett, Moses, P.Jones

    ………………Ben Arfa……………….

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #36

    cousto…..signing only injured players in January who were not likely to contribute, is a very risky strategy……I take the point that HBA is a talent and is full of POTENTIAL, but there are a lot of people pinning their hopes on him and given his track record of controversy, I think this maybe unwise….


    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #37


    He is the next big thing in this league..I think he’s got it all ..and £10 million would be a snip for this player.

    Partner him with Gervinho’s and scores regular….

    Sturridge will Hopefully play his last game for Bolton and be here next season..

  • shearermania

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #38

    how do you when a blogger dosnt know sjit about football?

    when he talks about signing oscar wendt….

    he is so bad ……he makes babayaro, domi and bernard look like maldini…
    he cant hardly hack it in the danish league.
    who cares if he is free….would you sign shefki kuqi if he was free….

    oh bugger

  • bills-son

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #39

    stuart09 said: bills-son , thanks, didnt expect anything less from you,after keeping an eye on your comments during the last few months , it seems that you are a bit capricious within your views therefore not to be taken seriously. my views on the contracts and the budget we have is fact, ashleys history promotes negativity.

    Definition of capricious – unpredictable. Well you are dead wrong on that one bonny negga because I have been totally predictable in giving facts and non bigoted opinions on AP and MA – unlike you.

    FACT – we have survived in the Prem. FACT – 90% of Toon fans saw that as success this season. FACT – MA has rescued us from the financial sh%t and we are in a position to spend on dramatically improving the squad this summer.

    FACT – anything you, I or any other fan says before that spending is concluded is pure speculation. I’ll be back on here with my comments when that spending is concluded.

    Capricious my backside.

  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Well said, bills-son.

    No, we won’t get the full £35m because it needs to be reinvested into the club (wages as well as transfers). In reality we’ll probably have £30m or so to spend.


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