Don’t Hold Your Breath On Newcastle Signings


There will be no Newcastle signings at least for the next week or two.

Alan Pardew – some activity in early August

After getting a great early start in the transfer market, Newcastle have not signed anybody since June 18th, and seem to have got bogged down in trying to get three of their targets, Kevin Gameiro, Mevlut Erdinc and Neil Taylor.

We assume the top target is another striker, but it looks like nothing will be happening too soon on the transfer front.

Alan was talking before tonight’s game against Sporting Kansas,  and he had this to say to the Evening Chronicle:

“I think that a lot of business will happen but not just yet.”  “There are a lot of teams away at the moment on tour like ourselves. And I don’t think anything will happen while we are away.”

“Like at every club, there are things going on behind the scenes. I think, though, that the first week in August may see a bit of a flurry in transfer activity.”

“There are also some players that will be moved on and that will also affect things.”

Newcastle trained twice yesterday at Swope Park in Kansas, and the lads will have to be extremely careful with the temperatures as high as 100ºF.

And one of the sessions was said to be intense, so we hope Newcastle know the extreme dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion which is so easy to get, with such high temperatures, and we’ll not even mention the extremely high humidity.

As we said earlier today there have already been 13 heat related deaths in the mid-west over this last week.

It’s not surprising that Newcastle have been welcomed big time in Kansas, because the mid-west people are so down to earth, with good basic values,  and are extremely friendly.

Not unlike people in the north in England – in fact not unlike Geordies come to think of it.

😀

And of course you have to remember that Premier League games are televised over here,  and quite a few Kansans will have watched Newcastle on the TV over the last season or so – wonder if they saw the home game aganst Arsenal?

Alan talked about the warm  welcome the squad has received:

“We have had an excellent welcome in Kansas.” “The facilities have been first class and the players are enjoying the experience of being out here.”

It should be a tough test for Newcastle tonight, with the Sporting Kansas team in full flow in their MLS season, so they at least should be fitter than the Newcastle lads.

Comments welcome.



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30 comments so far

  • NUFCkris

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #1

    My team for the Gooners with current squad

    —————————-Krul———————————–

    –Simpson——-S.Taylor—–Collocini(c)——-Enrique–

    ——————————-Tiote———————————

    —————–Barton—————Cabaye———————

    ——-Ben Arfa———————————Gutierrez——–

    ———————————Ba———————————–

    this formation 4-1-2-2-1 i would like to see played against the bigger clubs with tiote sitting further back and jonas over marveaux because of his defensive qualities. Let me know what u think

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  • Eastander

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #2
  • NUFCkris

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    My team for the Gooners with current squad

    —————————-Krul———————————–

    –Simpson——-S.Taylor—–Collocini(c)——-Enrique–

    —————————-Tiote———————————

    —————–Barton—————Cabaye———————

    ——-Ben Arfa———————————Gutierrez——–

    ——————————Ba———————————–

    this formation 4-1-2-2-1 i would like to see played against the bigger clubs with tiote sitting further back and jonas over marveaux because of his defensive qualities. Let me know what u think

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Nufckris…sound like mike bassett when r announced his new formation.

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  • boater

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    s taylor at RB and the more successful willo/colo partnership in the middle… arsenal normally run rings round saylor.

    TO be honest, I would ease the injured players in off the bench…

    ……………krul/
    saylor/willo/colo/jose
    ……………tiote
    barton/cabaye/jonas
    ……….ba/ best (shola)

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    ——————————KRUL———————————–
    SIMPSON—–TAYLOR—–COLO————-FERGUSON
    —————————–TIOTE———————————
    —————–CABAYE———–GOSLING—————–
    —–BARTON——————————-BEN ARFA
    —————–(STRIKER STILL TO BUY)——————

    Enrique will not be here on August 13th. And none of our strikers were good enough last season, and Ba is not the answer.

    Don’t want to see headless chicken Jonas anywhere near the first team. Just runs into defenders and loses the ball all the time. No end product at all.

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  • My team for the Gunners with Current Squad

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~Simmo~~~~~~~Staylor~~Colo~~~~~~~Enrique~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Jonas~~~~~~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~Marveux~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ba~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    4 – 1 – 3 – 1 – 1

    My Team if i was manager with 35million to spend

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~Uchida~~~~~~~Staylor~~Colo~~~~~~~Enrique~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Menez~~~~~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~~Barnetta~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Roux~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Nolan Roux – 7mill
    Barnetta – 7mill
    Menez – 8-12mill
    Uchida – 7-8mill

    Maximum spendings: 34mill.

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  • josh_toon

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    My Team for Gunners
    ——————Krul—————
    Simpson–Colo–Taylor–NEW LB
    ———Cabaye—Tiote———–
    —Barton—-Ben Arfa—-Jonas—
    —————BA or New No9—

    LOVE 4-2-3-1 Formations and now WE can have one. YIPEEEEEE

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  • Kris

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    @ NUFCkris

    Totally agree with your tean, would pick the same starting-line up. Cracking team! Best, Gosling and Mavrouxs as sub out in the second half?

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  • Jonas is playing in his weaker (forward) position. He is predominantly a Right Winger, and has looked brilliant on the right when rarely played there.

    The only reason he starts on the left so often is due to the understanding he has with Enrique. They created one of the fiercest left sided partnership last season. On top of that he has brilliant work ethic and defends.

    I have no doubt in my mind if he plays on the Right and gets a good understanding with Simmo, our right sided problems will be sorted.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Damn that mackem bastard who said we were gonna have a signing done today!

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  • Kris

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #12

    No links for the game:S??

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  • P.I.

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Here’s my current availble team (injuries aside) for the opening game against the arse…

    Formation 4-4-1-1

    _GK: Krull (1983)
    _RB: Bartholomew J
    _CB: Popeye The Staylor Man
    _CB: Sideshow Bob
    _LB: El Toro
    CMD: Czechoslovakia
    CMA: Steak And Kidneye Pie
    _RW: Adolf
    _LW: Marvellous
    AMC: The Heartbreak Kid
    _ST: Sean The Sheep

    Subs:
    Cool Sharp
    Warwick Davis
    Goose
    Ron ‘Chopper’
    Peter Parker
    Jean Reno
    Hokey Cokey

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Ok cheick this out . . 451 also known as the tree

    __________krul____
    simmo___saylor__collo___jose

    ___________Tiote______________
    Marveaux jonas
    Benarfa Abeid
    Ba

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  • SWHITEY

    Jul 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #15

    this one for the arse;

    krul
    simpson colo williamson enrique
    barton tiote
    jonas cabaye ben arfa
    ba

    4-2-3-1

    dont know enough about marveaux yet to include him over jonas
    i think front 6 looks great
    the back 5 looks sh*te
    back to the keegan era with this team!
    HWTL

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  • pinkorbrown

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    once the transfer window closes we will still be without another striker and we will be told that they tried but were not going to sign someone just for the sake of it, mark my words.

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  • ash1001

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Our only voice is through the local newspapers and they are letting us down very badly, its obvious that AP carries no clout whatsoever, and I am getting rather tied of him coming out with the same old excuses. As for our illustious owner and chairman, they are more transparent than the invisible man. We appear to be the club with no money to spend – what was it that was said when Andy Carrol was sold ‘the money will be invested in the team’ which we all took to be new signings etc, now AP is trying to tell us allsorts, sorry but we may be described by some as ‘Thick Geordie Nuggets’ but I would asure them we are NOT, they are just a group of lying toe-rags, is it not time for the local rags to start asking some searching questions , and not take or accept the crap that is handed out to them by the club.

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  • RedMissionBells

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #18

    This is the team I will pick against Arsenal.

    ………………………Ba…………………………
    …………………….Arfa…………………………
    Gutierrez………..Cabaye…………..Barton
    ……………………..Tiote………………………
    Enrique….Coloccini….Saylor….Simpson
    ……………………….Krul……………………..

    Subs: Froster, Williamson, Marveaux, Gosling, Best, Raylor.

    I do not recommend we play Marveaux as we need to have some proven PL players. Marveaux can always come on later during the game when Gutierrez gets tired.

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #19

    @11 just wot i was thinkin i was hoping the twat was rite its probs cwarr or another cock like him m8

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  • NathanH NUFC

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Vs. Arsenal;

    Krul
    Simpson – S.Taylor – Coloccini – Enrique
    Cabaye – Tiote
    Barton – Ben Arfa – Marveaux
    Ba

    Note, Cabaye I think will advance a lot more from DM, where as Tiote wouldn’t, definitely a team that can beat Arsenal right there 🙂

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  • Shearer9nufc

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #21

    My preferred team would be:

    ———————Krul——————
    S.Taylor—-Willo—-Colo—-Enrique
    Barton—-Cabaye—-Tiote—-Jonas
    ——————Ben Arfa—————–
    ———————-Ba———————

    I think Marveaux may become the regular ahead of Jonas but at least for the Arsenal game i think we will stick with the players who know our team well. IMO its a sin to leave Saylor on the bench because of his goalscoring ability especially against aresenal who dread set pieces, and because of his playing at CB he will be better defensively than Simmo. Simmo had his 1st full season last season so he will still improve but to give him competition will bring him on quicker i think.
    One thing about that team though is i would feel uncomfortable if we dont bring in another back. Someone versatile like ridgewell or onuoha. Ridgewell would help solve the jose situation too.

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  • ocorious

    Jul 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #22

    I’ve driven up from Oklahoma to make a dream I never thought would come true: to see NUFC play. Who knew they’d come so close. I’m tpo poor to travel like that. Mid-west are good (if not sometime backwards) people. I hope they all come out of the woodwork today because it’s been a lonely life as NUFC in Okla. Just wish, barton, fergie, and yohan were here. To think I’m mere hours from finally experiencing what many of you have many, many times before. I’ll be behind one of the corner flags on the second row with a pretty little lady in a black and white bikini top. We’ll probably be all painted up so look for us in the highlights behind the flag right before colo turns one in. 🙂

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jul 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #23
  • LewSpi

    Jul 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    @20. Couldn’t agree more.
    @22. I’ll keep my eye open!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Spot on pinkerbrown. Accept wage bill had to be pruned & spending curtailed but now things have gone too far. Enough of the lies – just tell the fans straight. We are now officially a selling club & a nursery for selling on bargains to the big boys. You cant sell all your experience & expect new untried & tested to deliver the goods. So Mr Ashley hang on to Joey, Hose & Tiote & make just a couple of quality signings especially a proven goalscorer.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #26

    If Swansea are so keen to buy Routledge why don’t we just do a straight swop for their fullback Taylor who we are so interested in apparently? Simple? Too simple. Oh sorry I forgotwe need to sell more established players first.

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  • magpiebop

    Jul 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Carr was told to scout players to fit in a 4-4-2 formation so assume that is so even if one of the strikers has a licence to roam.
    GK Krul, Forster, Harper.
    RB RTaylor, Simpson.
    LB Enrique, Ferguson, Tavernier, Dummett.
    CB. 2 of Collocini, STaylor, Williamson, Kadar.
    DM. Tiote, Richardson, Vuckic.
    AM. Cabaye, Guthrie, Gosling.
    RM. Barton, Abeid.
    LM. Guttierez, Marveaux, Moyo.
    10. Ben Arfa.
    9. Ba, Ameobi, Best, Lovenkrands, Airey.

    Team to be picked on form, fitness and availability(still at the club)! Lol

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  • banjax

    Jul 20, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Along with everybody else, I am waiting patiently to see who Ashley/Pards bring into the Newcastle team. I am also hoping that Ashley is playing poker and keeping his cards close to his chest and thus the true amount of transfer money left to spend is more than we are being told. Well you have to dream, hope and pray. One thing is certain, we all being treated like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed sh.t. It will all come apart if Newcastle don’t show it’s supporters true ambition. We have stuck with the Toon in spite of everything that has happened, it is now the time for Ashley to spend the money needed to give us fans the reward for our loyalty. If the team were to copy the supporters of our beloved club, they would win everything in front of them. Time to repay our faith in Newcastle United Football Club – Mr Ashley !!!

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  • solano

    Jul 20, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Banjax….There’s an awakening going on around here – I hope your dreams and wishes do come true, but I hope you now see us so-called “neggers” who’ve been getting so much stick, were really just asking everybody to be realistic by looking at what’s happened since the guy arrived and judging things on experience rather than blind hope.

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  • Real Toon Army Fan

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #30

    WHATS GOING ON WITH THE BOARD AND MIKE ASHLEY ? THE CLUB HAS GOT 40 MILLION TO SPEND AFTER THE SALE OF KEVIN NOLAN AND THE SALE OF ANDY CARROL OK THE CLUB CAN KEEP 10 MILLION THE CLUB HAS JUST BROUGHT IN ONE PLAYER FOR 5 MILLION AND THREE FREE TRANSFERS.SO THE FOOTBALL CLUB STILL NEEDS TO SPEND 25 MILLION.

    AND WHY IS THE CLUB LOOKING LETTING ONE MORE OUR BEST PLAYERS GO IN DEFENCE.ALAN PAR DEW IS A YES MAN AS WELL HE DOES WHAT EVER THE BOARD AND MIKE ASHLEY TELLS HIM TO SAY ABOUT PLAYERS ALL THE AT THE TIME.

    CUSS YOU KNOW ITS ALL LIES HE IS SAYING ABOUT THE PLAYERS LIKE NOLAN AND THE OTHER 1 GOOD PLAYER WE HAVE IN DEFENCE ABOUT IE THERE CONTRACTS WAGES ITS JUST A COVER UP MIKE ASHLEY CUSS WE THE FOOTBALL CLUB IS A SELLING AND MIKE ASHLEY IS BLEEEDING US FANS AND THE FOOTBALL CLUB OF PLAYERS DRY .

    CUSS WE ARE TOTALLY TURNING INTO A SELLING CLUB LIKE THE TIMES HAS SAID.UNLESS THE MONEY IS NOT PUT BACK INTO THE CLUB THOUGH PLAYERS AND THE YOUTH SET UP MORE WE ARE NOT GOING DO VERY WELL NEXT SESSION.

    OR IN THE FUTURE THATS WHY I FEEL THE FOOTBALL CLUB NEEDS A TOTAL STRONG 22 SQUAD AND WE NEED 3 WORLD CLASS DEFENDERS 6 IF Jose Enrique GOES SELL Michael Williamson. WE NEED A WORLD CLASS STRIKER SELL SHOLA AMEOBI KEEP THE OTHER 3 AND LOAN RANGER OUT.

    IF THE MONEY DOES GET SPENT WHAT I SAY I BY THE TIME THE TRANSFER WINDOW SHUTS ALL US REAL NEWCASTLE UTD FANS SHOULD GET MIKE ASHLEY OUT HOW YOU ASK THOUGH A FACEBOOK ACTION GROUP, DONT BUY ANY SESSION TICKETS OR TICKETS TO WATCH THEM PLAY.

    DONT SPEND ANY MONEY THE FOOTBALL CLUB IE CLUB SHOP’ SHEARES BAR’ STADIUM TOURS ETC SPORTS DIRECT WEB SITES HIT HIM WERE IT HURTS THE POCKET REMEMBER HE IS A BUSINESS MAN.

    LETS ALL UNITE ON THIS WE NEED AT LEAST HALF OF THE STADIUMS SUPPORT ON THIS ITS PEOPLE POWER REMEMBER THAT MOVE AS A TEAM NEVER MOVE ALONE. BUTS LETS SEE IF MIKE ASHLEY STICKS TO HIS WORD IN WHAT HE SAID AFTER THE CLUB SOLD ANDY CARROLL AND THE MONEY TO SIGN NEW PLAYERS BUT LETS WENT AND SEE.

    AT THE END OF THIS TRANSFER WINDOW ?

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