Alan Shearer Expects Newcastle To Buy More Players


In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Alan Shearer  has talked about the Newcastle transfer window.

Alan Shearer expects Newcastle to spend more money

Shearer thinks Newcastle have lost their best two players in Andy Carroll and former captain Kevin Nolan, and both have left the Tyneside club in the last six months.

Andy joined behemoth Liverpool, and Kevin Nolan surprisingly left Newcastle last month, when he couldn’t get a new five year deal, and decided to join West Ham United in the Championship.

This is what Alan told the Mirror today:

“Everyone was obviously disappointed that Andy Carroll left. But it was understandable when you look at the money they got for him £35M is a helluva lot of cash.:

“Of course, you don’t want to lose your top players and Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan were probably Newcastle’s two best players.”

“I would be surprised of they did not go out and spend some more money. I hope that they do because they had a decent season on their return to the Premier League.:

“If they can improve again next season – that is all the fans want.” “Last season was decent and now the supporters will be looking for Alan Pardew to take them into the top 10.”

There was news this morning that Newcastle have a agreed a  £6.5M fee (€7.5M)  with PSG for striker Mevlut Erdinc, so it seems like terms must now be agreed with the player, and Mevlut is likely to  join Newcastle in early August.

Mevlut would be the fifth signing this summer, with Yohan Cabaye, striker Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux, and 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid already having joined the club.

But we’d still like to see a couple more players signed, and  if Jose Enrique finally leaves the club at the end of  a six month long soap opera, that a new left back is also brought  in to replace him.

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53 comments so far

  • Cardboy

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Sounds promising…. can’t wait for the season to start again. Bring it on.

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  • Novocastrian

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope Erdinc doesn’t end up another infamous Newcastle centre-forward-flop. We seem to have the worst luck when it comes to signing centre forwards in recent times. Kluivert, Xisco, Luque, Vi-bloody-duka etc.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Enriques “soap opera” is non existent. He has said no, only Pardew remains hopeful.

    In any case, Shearer is right, we do need a few more bits and pieces here and there. But with Mevlut signed soon hopefully, we’ll pack a completely different punch than last year. If we close our dealings with him, then i’m happy for more. I suspect that we’ll continue building in the next window any way.

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  • fungus44

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    hes one of carrs boys so give him the credit if recomended by mr carr give him the chance he may be our next shearer

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  • i Toon

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    fingers cross on the Erdinc news

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  • No.9

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t forget Owen

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    To be fair No.9, Owen scored the goals when he was fit, it’s the fit part he flopped on. But then again, thats the Shepard regime….

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  • Lachu

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Ba , erding , best , benny – for prem
    Ameobi ,best , loven , jonas for cups

    hope we have a decent cup run aswell

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 24, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    will HBA play against arsenal???

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #10

    We’ll know on Monday Cheick.

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  • Lachu

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    let benny come back on mid sept , lets not rush him back like gosling , he s not goona have any more pre season .. by then we wud ve played only 4 games ,

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #12

    @Dannyo

    I expect us to sell in the January window.

    Probably Tiote, probably on the last day.

    Then we’ll all be saying 20M. We couldn’t refuse that.

    LLambias will say 100% of the money will stay in the club … and the fans will wait for it to be spent and we’ll wait and wait …

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    geoff777 — lets face it … if any player from any team plays well .. and chelsea came knocking with a 20 mill offer … what would you expect from the owner and the player

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    @Cheik and Bake

    I just wrote exactly what I expect from the owner and the player.

    I also expect it won’t be spent on a decent replacement.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #15

    @ geoff777

    Aye, i guess some will expect that…
    Carroll was bid on by Liverpool two or three times that window. In the last day they smashed their former bids and put up £35 million for a player thats hardly proven. And i wouldn’t say Carrolls season finished in good form either…

    For that kind of money, for that kind of player, u’d say yes too. As for contingency plans, i think Pardew was a bit new to Newcastle at the time, so they hardly had time to work on anything incase someone should come in and bid £35 million on the last day of the window.

    I mean, be realistic. The new window isn’t over yet either.
    They’ve said it’s a 3 year plan, we wont get all the players we need in one window.

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    I think a couple of players will be sold the last day of transfer window, all other clubs know if the bid is big enough we will sell

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  • only the crest i trust

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #17

    YES WE ALL HEAR BOUT THESE 3YEAR PLANS 5YEAR PLANS ETC BUT WE CANT RUN THE RISK SCRAPEN THE BARRAL RELYIN ON A SQUAD TA B FIT BECAUSE WEL ONLY END UP STRUGGLIN IN A RELAGATION BATTLE … I CAN C OUR SQUAD NEXT YEAR FULL OF INJURY…. BARE IN MIND WE SIGNED PLAYERS WHO R INJURED TO

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #18

    @16 .. every player, no matter where he plays … will leave if the price is right … or more than right like the one we got for caroll

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Liverpool sold Torres – they spent the money on Carrol & Suarez.

    The scum sell Bent & Henderson … they spend the money on … well nothing fantastic, bar Wickham, but they spent it on players.

    None of this wages bollox that we get spun.

    They use their SKY money for wages.

    We use our SKY money to repay loans to Ashley. Loans given because his decisions got us relegated.

    28.6M will have been repaid by August 2011.

    That’s where the money has been going.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    The sound of chickens coming home to roost is deafening. Erdinc is another 2nd rate cheap option. The club already know that ben Arfa won’t be back before September, and are we sure he is a ncle player? Seems to have no faith in our 3rd rate medical team. no excuses aboput the abysmal performances in the States. Other English sides are coping with the heat and beating MLS sides. The tour is a bloody farce. Simpson flying home now. This club really is a 2nd rate outfit now. The only 5 year plan Ashley has, is a financial one for his own benefit. He hasn’t a clue about footballing matters, and couldn’t care. Why the hell did he buy a football club?

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Ashley sits in the stands with a b&w scarf around his neck, watching Best, Shola, Lovenkrands & Kuqi … and he has 2000M slopping around his bank account.

    Makes me sick.

    Sell up or spend some cash.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Goeff 777 – I’m with you all way the mate!

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #23

    Yadda Yadda, End of the world, Yadda Yadda, Relegation Battle, Yadda Yadda we are doomed!..

    Give it a rest guys… you doom mongers are like a broken record. We get it already ffs. You dont like Ashley and you have a lack of Faith in the Newcastle Club. The team you apparantly support.

    Every article its the same whineing and moaning. We cant do anything about it, and your constant moaning doesnt do anything to help the situation. So sit down. Shut up and have a little Faith. If we get Relegated, we get relegated. Ill still support the Black and White, and on the bright side, it could Force Ashley to leave.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #24

    Simpson is flying home, cause he is about to have a Baby girl. Not because he is Injured!

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  • indianmagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #25

    @geoff- few things for your notice.
    1. He is not taking back the loan he has paid, about 150 million. He gets it back when he sells the club. Basically, when some new owner comes in, he will pay the buying price and will have to clear the debts to “outsiders”, ie. Ashley. So your view on ma pocketing money is wrong.
    2. We are not in the current scenario because of relegation, but due to years and years of mismangenent. Relegation worsened our conditions, but not the main reason. We could have been another leeds or portsmoth and we would not be even discussing 35 million.
    3. And rather than still saying millions in interest to banks, we are getting am interest-free loan and i would take it any day.
    4. Regarding signings, nobody has said we would not sign anyone, but we would not sign anyone on stupid prices or wages or someone we do not need (zog) just to make the fans happy.

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  • I heard we are still paying the mortgage on the stands. whether true or not. No idea.

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #27

    52,000 fans paid good money to watch a four man strike force that cost a total of 3M (Best). For the second half of the season.

    It’s a disgrace.
    We’ve since added Ba on a free transfer …

    I hate the smug amateur accountants on here, I just want to slap some sense into them.

    “Wake up you mugs, they’re taking your money and taking the p!$$”.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Actually geoff77 those loans are owed to him not because of relegation but because he never did due diligence on the club before buying it, that is the worst bit of business he has conducted since being at the club as far as i’m concerned. Since then his business plans for the club have been pretty good. Yes his communicaiton with the fans is not great but how much commiunication do Man Utd give to the fans, not much, why? Because they are running a business and sometimes you need to play your cards close to your chest. We played the waiting game with erding and it looks to have paid off, that is the way to run a business. Not to shout from the roof tops how much you have left to spend.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #29

    jimmymagpie // Jul 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    “This club really is a 2nd rate outfit now”

    And your a Second Rate fan, if this is how you support the club. Jog on Filthy Doom Monger.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Cheik Mate – I’ve seen more relegations than you’ve had hot dinners over 65 years. It’s sycophants like you who give Ashley the go ahead yo do what he likes – as the rest of the country says, the geordies gat the crap they deserve.3rd rate team in a footballing backwater. Enjoy all the freebie cripples in the upcoming relegation season.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #31

    P.S I went under the former Alias Vive Le revolution Nacheutel…

    Manage to send the email GG? 😛

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #32

    @indianmagpie one thing for your notice … whatever that means …

    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2011/07/08/proof-ashley-is-taking-his-money-back/

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  • indianmagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #33

    see geoff, even if he is taking the money, its his money ffs. If you are so annoyed,why dont you take the fellow doom gloomers, join nust(those idiots took my 50 quid promising that i’ll have a stake at newcastle), buy the club and buy aguero as our no 9. I’ll happily sing your name and boo ma. But till that happens, i am not buying your comments and will continue to support my club.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #34

    Right I will resolve this fight

    Some don’t like MA and some don’t mind him. Some justify the money some complain about it.

    Neither of you will will change your minds so give it a rest until something happens one way or another….otherwise its just flaming boring!

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #35

    So because i dont whine and moan like a spoilt child, Im an Ashley follower?

    Ive stated in the past i want him out. Only difference is, im smart enough to know that taking out my frustrations on the keyboard and whining like a spoilt child does nothing but aggrevate the more MATURE bloggers.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~, no mate. having to write it again. 🙁

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Indian Magpie – you gave money to NUST? Proves my point – GULLIBLE!!!

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #38

    Haha. Shame! :p

    Manage to watch the game? Woke up early just to watch the stream. Was thoroughly entertained by the Silent Half time show. Forster looked like he was having fun in the Second half aswell! 😛

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #39

    In other news have you guys seen that The Times (ie not a crappy tabloid) is reporting that Ferguson is thinking of bidding for Joey Barton!!! That would be a huge surprise. If he offers us cash + Anderson in for a years loan, or perhaps Marcheda that could be quite a good deal for us.

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  • geoff777

    Jul 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #40

    @supershearer ..

    You are wrong about the loans mate.

    111M due to him not doing due diligence.

    28.6M lent since.

    12.3M was paid back to him last August from broadcasting cash.

    Another 16.5M will be paid back in the year starting August 2011.

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