One Or Two Players Still To Join Newcastle – Is That All?


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has today said Newcastle United are not finished in the transfer market this summer – well that’s good to hear.

Alan Pardew – one or two more players to come in

Newcastle have brought in three players so far, and Kevin Nolan has left the club to play in England’s second division with relegated West Ham United.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting Newcastle are still after a left-sided player and a striker, and expect at least one new player to be on Tyneside before the team starts their American tour next month.

Swansea City left back Neil Taylor should still join the club, once the contract issue is sorted out with Swansea, but Neil will be fighting for a first team place, and will back up whoever is the first choice left-back next season.

If the very long running Enrique saga ever ends, Neil will either back up Jose, or Jose’s replacement.

Pardew told the local Newcastle local press today:

“We’re all looking forward to getting back to work next Monday.” “The squad is looking healthy and, hopefully, there are still one or two to come.”

“They won’t be in before July 4, but we hope to get one in before the tour of America – and there could well be one after the tour.”

“We are still looking to get another striker – whether or not they will wear No 9, we will have to see.”

Note to Alan – Get Daniel Sturridge and give the lad the number 9 shirt.

We hate to bring this up again, but Newcastle have spent a total of net zero so far this summer in the transfer market, and we were told that the full £35M Andy Carroll would be invested back into the club – whatever that really means.

Weren’t we told that – or was that another dream I had about Newcastle?

Maybe we’ll get a clarification of that,  if the transfer outlay this summer is again seen to be fairly small on a net basis, and they will have to address that if  some significant money is not seen to have been spent this summer.

If the club didn’t say that the Carroll cash would be reinvested, then that would be different, but that’s not what happened.

And come to think of it it was Pardew who said the money would be reinvested and didn’t he also say Andy Carroll was going nowhere last January?

We still think Newcastle will spend some money this summer, but the outlay may not be as much as we had hoped for, but it will be interesting to see what the net spend turns out to be,  and we’ll keep a check on that.

The last couple of weeks has seemed a little disappointing, but perhaps that’s only because Newcastle seemed to get off to such a fast start with three players being brought in in during the first 17 days of June.

Surely we’ll see more than a couple of players brought in over the remainder of the transfer window, which after all still has two months to run,  and especially if Jose Enrique is on his way this summer.

Comments welcome.



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134 comments so far

  • foxynufc

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    what a total disgrace

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  • foxynufc

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    1st aswel lol

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    If we don’t sell anyone Ed then id be happy with 1 or 2 coming in.

    We’ve only lost Nolan really and we’ve brought in 3 players, if the other 2 signings are quality i’d be happy!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    if he’s only bringing 1 or 2 more players. He better make sure no one else leaves the club, except Smith. Not even Perch.

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Erding and a right winger, keep Jose and Joey for a season and we’d look alright if you ask me…..no one did I know!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    as it stands 2 or 3 more will b enough as we havent sold anyone

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #7

    WTH? Mike Ashely is a billionaire worth almost twice of Alan Sugar and he steals money from the club to fund his gambling addiction… ASHLEY OUT!!!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #8

    That must mean that there are no more outgoings. To be honest our squad is stronger already then it was last season, if we add 2 more to it with no outgoings i’ll be very happy because we’ll also have Gosling and Ben Arfa back and that’ll be 2 extra bodies to add to the squad that we couldnt use for 95% of last season.

    As for the £35m, maybe it has to be spent over the course of the season (So in January too?). Also we’re definitely in for a striker and that wont be cheap, if the other player we’re after is N’Zogbia, that is also £9-10m.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #9

    well if no one else leaves thats about ryt perch n kadar move to centre half thats 5, jose n a left bk, simpson n tavernier rb

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #10

    stuckdownsouth the chances of them being quality is…. ziltch. Pardew said he is going to bring in an other striker and said it’s going to be unlikely that he’ll wear the no. 9 so I’d expect maybe a freebie coming in.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Everytime Pardew opens his mouth i am filled with total feelings of desperation. Of course we need more!!! We were weak up front and paper thin in terms of quality back up. We need a top striker end of. HBA can play off the striker with Marveaux on the left Jonas on the right.
    I have a feeling we will bring in a few more but still I hate Pardew being our manager.
    Keep the Faith

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  • barryvenison

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe 2 signings, what a joke. As of now players for sale at NUFC are Smith, Best, Ranger, Barton, Enrique, LuaLua, and possibly Gutierez. But hey we might be able to bring in 2 more players. Probably depends if there free agents or not. So excited…..

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  • toon 4 life

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #13

    sky bet 8/11 nzogbia to newcastle pretty much gotta be a done deal then get sturridge in be happy wiv that

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  • niafron

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #14

    If you can keep guys like Guttierez, Enrique and Barton, two player is enough. A (good) striker, a winger. Enough.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    when did the club say all of those players were for sale barryvenison?? cant find it anywhere on the official site

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  • Edd Case

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m a bit shocked by Pardew’s comments to be honest.

    We’ve had £35 million come in, plus the TV money and other revenue and yet we’ve really spent nothing and won’t offer Barton a new contract?

    So where’s the £35 + million gone?

    I know Ashley has paid a lot out to us, so perhaps he’s going to to some back now?
    If we were to sign 2 more high qaulity players, Zog and Sturridge for example, then I wouldn’t begrudge Ashley having the rest, it is his in reality.

    But what alarms me is that Pardew’s comments don’t really say that. They don’t say out loud, “We’re in the market for top quality players”…

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Its not like NUFC lie or mislead papers ever. Hell let’s just say we are after 5 players and see who else bids on them not like we want any money spare for January

    Judge, bitch and moan in September if you feel the need

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Face it guys, with Ashely and Pardew in charge we’ll never go forward. Expect a mid-table finish next season aswell!

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    once again we have been fooled by the fat controller and alan pardwho..

    where the hell is the 35 MILL, dont tell me its gone on wages bullshitt?

    we are Newcastle United and expect a 15 – 20 mill striker, but no , now we have Sunderland buying a 13 mill striker ???

    WHAT IS GOING ON FFS ?

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  • Tinman

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #20

    You guys do realise ‘one or two’ is often a figure of speech… How often is ‘5 mins’ actually 5 minutes?
    We will bring in 3 more players. Naylor, N’zog and a striker. We dont even need any more than that, give the new lads a chance to gel as a team, its not Fifa you know.

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  • barryvenison

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Well they’ve all been linked with other clubs and judging ashley on previous actions then he will sell them for peanuts.

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  • alip123

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Yay 21st lol

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  • RJM

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #23

    I swear I’ve seen loads of people on this blog call Pardew a liar over and over again. What’s to say that he isn’t doing it now and in actual fact Newcastle are after quite a lot of people?

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #24

    firstly the club havent said any of them players r for sale thats the press said that

    our sqaud
    goalies – krul, forster, harper
    right back – simpson, tavernier
    left back – jose, ?
    centre back – colo, willo, staylor, perch, kadar
    right wing- jonas, lualua, rtaylor, abeid
    left wing – marveux, ferguson, moyo, sammi ameobi
    centre midfield – tiote, gosling, guthrie, barton, cabaye, smith, vukic
    strikers – ba, best, hba, airey, ranger, shola, lovenkrands, ?

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  • alip123

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh dear. Not even 21st.

    Seriously, I would like to see M’Bengue come in. Also, who had any idea about Marveaux joining or Cabaye before Cabaye announced he was joining???

    I think that something could happen. Just keep a watch on the market. Graham Carr will slip under the radar

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  • Scottiedog

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #26

    I personally think we only need 1 or 2 more players. We have just got 3 new guys + HBA & Gosling are fresh as well so we only need another LB and a #9!! It’s not even July yet FFS so can we all stop panicking!!

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  • MrToon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #27

    If we could get rid of Allan dead wood smith, then that would free up 60000 in wages a week.
    just what Nzogs asking for.
    Id be happy if we gave leeds 500 000 to take him.

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  • gonz

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #28

    When will Newcastle learn that in order to compete and qualify for Europe we need a big squad packed full of players that are worthy of a starting position. We need a strong bench and we obviously need more than two new players, especially if they’ve put Best & Ranger up for sale. This is the best time we have to get back into the top 6-8, especially with this much money on our hands and unless these so called two players are going to be worth upto 15m each there will be a massive back lash towards Pardew and of course Ashley. Now, I’m desperately trying to stay optomistic in this transfer window and not yet ready to ask for Ashleys head, but we need to move on our targets asap. Show the ambition for the fans and the players that have stayed with us during the relegation season (Colo & Enrique) and move for certain players. We have the money to go after the likes of Erdinc, Sturridge, N’Zogbia etc… right now, everyone knows we haven’t managed to spend any of that 35m on transfers. Yes, some of it has gone into the underground heating and players wages, but that should have only taken no more than 10m from that 35m, plus that can’t be the only money put in the kitty. Surely Ashley said he would invest 20m every year towards players, so assuming he’s put that extra 20m according to my calculations we should have 50m. I know that isn’t the case, but the point is we have money this year to make a difference and I’m assuming Ashley isn’t an idiot considering he’s a billionaire and he know’s this. For me 2 more players on top of who we brought in isn’t enough! Especially if we lose Barton, Smith, Best, Ranger, Lua Lua, Enrique. At the end of the day I could care less if we brought in all freebies, aslong as those freebies are of the same quality of the likes of Marveaux & Ba, but we need atleast another 4 players. We need a striker, left sided/right sided midfielder, right back, center back IMO!

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah good one Tinman, it’s a figure of speech meaning zero.

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #30

    im sorry to say this but if the carrol money isn’t spent, im boycotting the matches next year.

    you cant please the fans with free transfers..

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #31

    a lot of u need to calm the dwn, only nolan has left n no other player has been put up for sale not even Routledge so see who leaves n goes b4 u judge

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #32

    This club STINKS of greed. 3 players brought in with little spent. Pardew “the Carroll money will be spent on new signings” LIES,LIES and more LIES. What he meant was, the Carroll sale of 35 million will cover the cost of wages of the few freebies we have brought in. The club is a rip off. At least SAFC have brought in a player of potential. The only way to appease the fans if only 2 players arrive is seeing N’Zogbia return and signing Sturridge on a permanent. One player in Taylor for 1 million and a kid from Bournemouth in not going to cut it. There will be some right p1ssed off supporters.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Some of you on here need to seriously chill out.

    One or two more players ontop of what we have will see us good.

    Hopefully, if anyone is sold, then they will be replaced also.

    Current squad intact, how many extra players do you lot think we need??

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  • ..SwedishMagpie..

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #34

    sturridge 20m and n’zogbia 10m

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  • jarnytoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #35

    2 signings…..bryan ruiz and matt jarvis….sorted!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #36

    ben arfa – u bein a mug the squad is better as it stands n the window aint even open yet, its not about how much u spend but who u bring in

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #37

    @30

    How much of the £35M do you seriously think is left???

    @33 – We do not have £30M!

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #38

    cant say, im really suprised to be honest.

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  • One Or Two Players Still To Join Newcastle – Is That All?

    What a joke, Smith and others are transfer listed and add to that we had a paper thin squad last season.

    Well speculating isn’t gonna help so just gotta wait and see what happens.

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  • shearerbliss

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Gents – Look at it this way. Anyone in buisness knows about brinkmanship exspecally in a testosorne environment like football. So far compared to other clubs NUFC have been fast to pick up any possible squad players and have been hot on players release clauses.
    From now to september there will be alot of clubs holding onto players uuntil thrie squads are settled (NUFC included)
    When the window opens up tommorrow so will the flood gates. Players and staff will be back and movement will begin.
    In all that just wait, as this is a very complicated buisness, as some of you talk as if we are buying a loaf of bread in the loacal tescos!

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