Steve Stone – Another Two Players To Come In


Newcastle First-Team Coach Steve Stone thinks Newcastle United have made a good start in the transfer market this summer.

Steve Stone – two players still to come in

Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid will link up with their new team-mates next Monday morning,  when the squad returns for the start of pre-season training.

At least the first three will also be on the plane to America later this month, as Newcastle embark on their three game  US tour.

It’s always good to sign new players early in the transfer window, so that the new lads can meld in and get to to know and play with their new team mates, before the season even starts.

This is what Steve Stone, a very good coach,  said today:

“I think it’s great that we’ve made some moves in the transfer market,”  “I think it’s important that you do it quite early and that’s what we’ve done.”

“We had the money from the sale of Andy Carroll in January so we knew we had that money and we’ve had our targets for some time now.”

“We’ve been able to look since January and have our scouts out there. Graham Carr has done a great job with Ben Arfa and Cheik Tiote before that,  and we’re starting to go down that road, that avenue.”

“We’re looking at 23,  24-year-old players who can bring a bit of pace to our team and I’m pleased with what we’ve brought in so far.”

“We’ve got three players with quality, who we can build the team around over the next few years.”

“Obviously we’re hoping to get another couple of players in, but now we’ve got new players we can take to America right from the start of pre-season.”

“When we start on Monday, we do all the testing and they get to meet everybody at the same sort of time. It’s not like having new faces come in dribs and drabs, which can be difficult.”

“Everybody will turn up on the first day of training and they’re part of it. They get to come to America with us two weeks later and that’s important because they’ll get to spend some quality but intense time with coaches, staff and team-mates.”

Three more good players in the summer would make this a very good transfer window for Newcastle,  as long as we don’t lose Joey Barton and Jose Enrique,  since we’ve already surprisingly lost former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan.

And we have to realize there’s always a chance that either Joey or Jose could still leave, even on the last day of the transfer window, just like Andy  Carroll did in January.

So we’ll be holding our breath until the transfer window finally slams shut – at least as far as Enrique and Barton are concerned.

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42 comments so far

  • ToonTiote

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Good

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  • demba_ba_ba_ba

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #2

    wonder who they are , probs taylor frm swanseea and a striker but i thnk thy mybe still 35millon in the bank so whos knows mite cum in!!!!

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  • DJM TOON

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #3

    first day… they’ll be a french derby in the premiership!

    gonna be an awesome game… so many players with so much to prove… elts hope arsenal lose glichy, nasri cesc, (and they can sign enrique if he wants to go… he’ll be on the loosing side) and whoever else and we whoop their sorry asses

    HWTL

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  • DJM TOON

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    add van perse to that too!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #5

    @2
    In the words of Jessie J:
    Its not about the pricetag!

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  • DJM TOON

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #6

    STOP TALKING ABOUT THE 35MIL PLEASE!

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  • DJM TOON

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #7

    driving me bloody bonkers like!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Everyone is ashley’s puppet

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  • cousto

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    our midfield is going to dominate this season.
    Just hope we get another striker, another midfielder/playmaker and some defensive cover.

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  • Seems to be a club directive, whenever you do an interview mention a couple of more players to be signed……. atleast they are singing from the same song sheet!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #11

    @8

    How do you work that out??

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #12

    No doubt about it Graham Carr seems to be finding some good exciting prospects but we still need a quality striker capable of 20 goals a season. Ashley has no intention whatsoever of spending any of the £35M (Carroll cash). He is committed to bring down the bank overdraft, getting his money back and slashing the wage bill.Much of it may have already gone in the casino! Don’t be surprised if big earners like Joey, Jonas, Jose & Fabricio are not eased out if acceptable fees are accepted. Let’s hope not. The club needs to progress & not be involved in another relegation dogfight.

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  • mashearer

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #13

    maybe the 35mil will be used to clear up our loan with ashley so he can get out of our club to make you doom monger happy

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Of course more players will come in, there are 2 months of the window open yet!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #15

    13.5million has been bidded for Taarabt………is someone taking the pee here?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    2 more players. Abeid and Neil Taylor. And we are done.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #17

    @wwjbd

    aye m8,think them boys that own psg,have money to burn.

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #18

    I have no doubt that the £35 million (or A 35 million)will be spent on players, players wages and the club.

    But what about the £35 million plus that would have to have been spent anyway, and would have come from general income? That’s the question.

    Statements on the £35 million are so vague as to be meaningless.

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    @ demba_ba_ba_ba

    its Tony Adams and Nigel Fairclough ive heard

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  • DJM TOON

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    this isnt even a thread about the money and stil lyou idiots have to talk about it

    sad lot of fans you are… go set up your own blog

    call it somethign along the lines of 35millionwhereisititsours.com

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #21

    im calling Ashley now to see if whatevers left of the £35 million can be donated to me to build a big ray gun that targets arsehole whinging pricks who claim to be toon fans so as part of a mercy mission put the bastards out of their misery!!!
    lol

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #22

    im asking Ashley for the £35 million so i can buy a big ray gun that targets whinging pricks and as part of a glorious mercy mission, put the idiots out of causing me misery!!!!!!!!

    lol

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    stupid delay in site….

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  • John

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #24

    N’zogbia, upson on a free, neil taylor.

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  • lesh

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    toonincheek and other short-sighted folk:

    Why bleat on about the money, just because it comes in doen’t mean it’s gotta be spent on players.

    Get it into your heads that Ashley’s no fool and he certainly will not be pocketing anything that belongs to the club.

    If spending wisely and clearing debts to demonstrate that the club’s on a sound financail footing,, then all to the good.

    It’s the only way a buyer’s gonna be interested in us so you’ll just have to lump things as they are…… unless there’re any billionair poster who might be interested?

    Haad ya whisht and be patient – divent gan on like somebody with a whole chequbook to spend. Grow up!

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  • Oleg G

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Everybody is talking about the 35M. But if we wouldn’t have sold AC, we would have ZERO money for transfers?
    We would get 10-15M at least no?

    So isn’t that around 45-50M to spend on value and first year wages?
    Where is the 50M I ask, and not the 35.

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  • estechco

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t think anyone believes we will get a fully audited breakdown of where the £35m goes/went, but a blind man and his dog can see we still need a first choice, fully fit, small pacey No 9.

    I’m sure Ba will be great but he hasn’t been given that shirt and given that we have been sniffing around Erdinc, one hopes that this “2 more players” is just a figure of speech as the anticpated Taylor & N’Zogbia already seems to add up to 2!

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #28

    joppadoni says:

    “stupid delay in site….”

    Yeah right what’s that old saying “Bad workmen always blame their tools”

    Everybody’s thinking “Tool” right now 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #29

    @OLEG G

    Quite right … where’s the 50M ???

    Time to buy us a new No9 Mr Ashley.

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #30

    lesh says:

    “toonincheek and other short-sighted folk: Why bleat on about the money, just because it comes in doen’t mean it’s gotta be spent on players.

    Get it into your heads that Ashley’s no fool and he certainly will not be pocketing anything that belongs to the club.

    If spending wisely and clearing debts to demonstrate that the club’s on a sound financail footing,, then all to the good”

    No why dont you get this into your head Lesh (and the other Fatman followers).

    THIS IS A FOOTBALL CLUB NOT A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION.

    IT’S FIRST AND ABIDING RESPONSIBILTY IS TO IT’S CUSTOMERS – WITHOUT WHOM THERE WOULD BE NO EFFING CLUB !!!!!!!!.

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  • Lynxie

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #31

    lesh @ 25
    Ha ha ha mate quality. ‘Haad ya whisht’.
    Belter.
    Proppa eordie shud be spurken at aaaal times lyke! LOL

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  • Lynxie

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    joppadoni:
    are you sure its not just a ‘stupid delay’ on YOUR internet ha ha ha

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #33

    andymac & lynxie.. try harder if you want to get in to my team predictions aye?

    lmfao

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Lynxie says:

    “joppadoni:
    are you sure its not just a ‘stupid delay’ on YOUR internet ha ha ha”

    or maybe just a delay in his stupid brain ?

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  • toon101

    Jul 1, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #35

    neil taylor to sign plus one big money player too.

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  • robtheguru

    Jul 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Hopefully we’ll see Daniel Sturridge in black and white

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  • gregdog

    Jul 1, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    DJM TOON you are a tool end…do you wipe ashleys arse for a bottle of bella!!

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  • gregdog

    Jul 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #38

    i think there should be a “i love the fat man ” blog to get all you fools who think the fat twat is doing what he is for the good of his beloved toon (spurs fan) and not himself…its all well and good clearing debts etc but its a football club not a $hite sportsware store……Man yoo have spent 50 mill to improve a already good squad and we have spent f all…dont get me wrong the players we have got in are good but if the fatman wants to get further he has to invest in the playing side…the rest will look after itself….

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  • Junglist-Geordie

    Jul 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #39

    i agree gregdog DJMTOON all you do is call other blogers names like idiots and retards, you really need to chill out bro, i never here ant input from you,nufc supporters have every right to ask where the 35 million pound has gone we as supporters were promised that it would be ALL reinvested in players so like I’ve said before the jury is still very much out on that on, some people should remember that although no player is bigger than nufc, if you had no supporters you would have no club, therefore i would suggest that our input is not only important but vital, i don’t understand people that constantly stick up for ashley, relagatiom selling of vital players, sacking good managers breaking up singing sections the list goes on and on and on until nufc has some sucsess through his desision making he is a fool in my eyes

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  • gregdog

    Jul 1, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #40

    here here Jungalist……am a naive 12 year old ffs….no mate am not a mug…ashley is a billionaire and if he really wanted to help the toon he could and would……….no no he will go to the casino with his yes man instead….

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