Pardew Still Wants Two Big Signings This Summer


There’s quite a lot gone wrong with the American tour so far, and the latest is Jose Enrique tweeting his apparent dislike of the Newcastle hierarchy.

Alan Pardew – tough job being Newcastle manager

Whatever Jose thinks, it certainly doesn’t help anything to rant openly, other than probably allow Jose to get it all off his chest.

I did get an email from Jose about 6 weeks ago and the basic point he made was there are problems with the owner.

Apparently Jose sent the tweets after the lads had arrived in Ohio for Newcastle’s game tomorrow night against the MLS Columbus Crew – so that’s something else that Alan has to handle in his tough job as the Newcastle manager.

Alan was interviewed on the flight to Columbus for the Newcastle Journal,  and now it’s almost certain that Enrique will be moved out this summer.

And as Pardew had said a week ago Jose is just not focused on Newcastle, and this is what the manager said about his star left-back:

“We have offered him the best contract that has been offered to anyone here for a long while and we cannot do any more, really.”

“Obviously if someone comes in before the window closes, with a year left, it would be difficult for us.”  “As a manager, of course I want him to stay. The worst thing for us would be if he went late, that’s the problem.”

“We are trying to do some business because we need to cover ourselves in that area between now and the end of the window regardless of Enríque.”  

“I am confident well get at least one, and maybe two, big players in here.”

Whether Pardew agrees with it or not, most Newcastle fans don’t think the Andy Carroll cash  has been reinvested.

In the old days when you said you would reinvest the money into the club,  it simply meant the money will be spent on transfer fees,  £35M of it,  but at the moment the net transfer amount is zero – and that’s where the problem lies.

If say half of it had been spent on transfer fees,  and the rest invested in things like wages and the new facilities at Benton, most fans would  have been happy enough.

With the news again over the weekend sounding somewhat positive on Mevlut Erdinc, then if Newcastle can get the Turkey striker on Tyneside, and one more big signing,  that would be good.

And if Jose goes, then they will need to bring in a new left-back too.

We don’t know if there will be any repurcussions with Jose for his twitter rant, but it was ill advised – even if what he says is 100% accurate.

It’s never a wise thing to openly criticize your employers.

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82 comments so far

  • toonruz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    ashley has shi t on every 1 nufc fans have affection for keegan hugton shearer nolan given milner the list goes on and yet we keep given fat man the benfit of the doupt and he s h it on us fans time and time again how much more lies is he going to get away with b4 our fans wake up and smell the coffee
    ashley out

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardew should shove his statements down his motheers a**.

    I doubt if his mother loves him for the lies he speaks

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    31 days to go …

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  • Eastander

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m guessing this means something along the lines of zigic and crouch then…

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    lol sorry 37 days to go … I’ll be glad when the window closes.

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  • thepict

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Will judge the transfer window after it closes. Jose has been absolute dross since January. Doesn’t want to be here but will not ask for a transfer because it will cost him money. Get rid.

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  • Xavi

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #7

    i listened to those people on here saying theres still 7 or 8 weeks left in the transfer window.

    i have to say these people were wrong and i knew they would be. ashley is a clown and wont spend the money. pardew knows he wont get anyone else in for a lot of money. and he wont rock the boat because hes been given a job he himself wouldve been surprised to get in the first place.

    anyways. sturridge and zogbia please.

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  • “Pardew Still Wants Two Big Signings This Summer”.

    Probably referring to hight, rather than money.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    thepict – 100% spot on shame some ppl cant see that, jose got tapped up big time n u cud see it in his performances

    hope dummitt plays columbus n leeds games

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    @Eastander

    They’ll be too expensive …

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Plenty of time left in the window and plenty of time yet before transfer dealings can be judged, so far so goo IMO.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Haha jesus man there is a full article on Joses comments go talk about that on there this one is about signings

    Erding is one of the signings we are to assume so what position is the other one? Am hoping RW then replacements if we sell

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Though having said that we are very much in need for another CB and LB imo

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Some one should ask Pardew whether he kisses his mother with that mouth full of lies.

    We dont believe you mate go and work on lying better .. Maybe share a few pointers with your bosses as well you crock of sh*t

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  • banjax

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #15

    We all know the Carroll money hasn’t been spent yet. Two BIG signings plus a couple more not so big will take care of it though. Trouble is only Pards is telling us things, not the club, I would be prepared to give Ashley the benefit if HE came out and said something. The good thing at the moment is that there hasn’t been much transfer activity elsewhere, but we are in the sh.t if we don’t buy or bring in quality. We can only question our club’s desire and ambition when we all see what new players we have when the transfer window slams shut.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #16

    just watched the highlights of orlando match vukics goal was a mile onside

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  • Eastander

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #17

    I’ve seen a couple of things about kadar joining herenveen (spelling) on loan, its too late for that, if we wanted to give him first team football it should have been a couple of years ago, we need him as back up now… but in all seriousness as CB’s we have taylor, collo, willo and kadar, who is next after that? Jeff Henderson?

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  • toonruz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    davybtoon
    yes he been tapped up but he all so has not been offered a contract like our puppet manager said and all so lied about , the point is our club tells lye after lye and ashley must go , this time i can see it getting nasty for ashley if he does not sell up , he lied about buying new players to try and get more season ticket sales , every chance ashley gets he stabs us fans in the back

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  • only the crest i trust

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #19

    sik of the crack with enrique now….. he acting more n more like spoilt little brat everyday….. because hes become well known as a really gud player past two seasons its clearly went to his head…. sum much 4 wud finish career here if i cud he said year or 2 back…. typical modern player arsehole. ……. i would love ta c defoe at toon but wudnt happen i think hes right man we need … but of course wages n shit stop can stop a club frm getin his man ….. wen the hell is all this guna change … less demands

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #20

    as we know already what he wants and what he gets are 2 seperate things

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #21

    I Mean look at Pardew,

    1) he lies whether to protect himself or Cover up Ashley i do not know.

    2) apart from 1 season at west ham that i saw where they reached FA cup final, from what i have heard he has been sacked for his teams poor preformances.

    I would be surprised if pardon – who? got another half decent job in professinal football.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    GG
    I think he meant 2 pudgy signings,they should be fit enough by january after going on biggest loser 🙂

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  • JW

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Jose has just shown how unprofessional he is.

    No matter how bad your boss is you keep your disagreements in house and don’t sh*t talk them on a social media site, especially not when you’re a public figure with journos following your every move.

    I mean if he is so adamant that his views are correct why isn’t he still tweeting like Barton?

    He’s probably had a spat with the management in the US, thrown his toys out the pram and posted stuff on Twitter to engineer himself a move out the place no matter how much trouble it causes.

    I expect him to sign for Liverpool (for the money rather than the CL football), no way Arsenal will sign him now.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #24

    mind the spelling

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Indian Magpie

    What manager would you want then? He says what he is told to say like most managers in the league

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  • Stuart

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #26

    I see everyones sufficiently riled up to once again have a pointless moan on a blog.

    Why not do something about it rather than telling us day after day that you want ashley out?

    Just a thought.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #27

    for those obbsessed with money over the last 3 windows weve sold carroll n nolan for 40mill n signed ba, cabaye, tiote, hba, marveux, gosling, abeid for 15mill now thats good business n progress how can u not see that

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #28

    @ WWJBD

    i want pardew to wink at Us so that we know that he is lying and dont get 2 excited.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #29

    And some of you on here are saying that some of us are pessimistic and OVERREACTING!!!!!
    Now the players are saying it too.
    It`s true MA is running the club well and we are in a good financial position but as said on here many times,we won`t get any better by selling our best players.
    That some say Nolan`s legs were going n that crap,he was the main reason we did so well last year.
    Ok he didn`t have the stamina of say Lampard but Scoring goals,defending,assists and downright guts on the field-you can`t buy that with 10 million pounds.
    SICK OF THIS SH1T
    Ok,no one expected him to be playing but why so???
    He or none of the other best players want to when you see a good team gettin sold off.
    They know they won`t be challenging for any trophies in the near future as the best players get sold off.
    If you were a pro fotballer then you would also want to win or challenge for something in your career.
    I get it,we all love the toon but when you as a player see this happening then it`s time to get out.
    We have got in some players of quality but have they the heart when november and december comes with cold and rain and snow and small injuries etc.
    Time will tell lads.
    I reckon e could have been up there this season if we kept Nolan,Joey,Jose and bought N`zogbia and a quality striker.
    That wasn`t gonna cost MA too much,this is the PL and paying maybe 20 million in transfers is small change for those that are challenging.
    We are going to have to be happy with 10th place if we are lucky for 4 years or so.
    On the other hand i am so happy that Fat Freddy aint here anymore.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Davy Boon,
    .
    You must ask yourself?

    after making a profit of whatever is the squad of NUFC strong enough, as we stand. its fine dealings but we also need to make up for lost time.

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Im confused by this whole transfer window.

    We dont need players.
    We do need players.
    Squads too big.
    Squads too small.
    Players are happy.
    Players arent happy.
    Club will spend……..
    ……..on wages and agent fees.

    Get a grip man. Issue a club statement and show your intent. Im tuning out until September the 1st for transfers.

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #32

    @Indian Magpie

    He’s not good enough to sit behind SBR’s desk.

    The pre-season has been a shambles.

    I was confused by your post .. at first.
    Your namesake indianmagpie (No capitals or spaces) holds opposite views to yourself and loves Mike Ashley.
    Pleased you have more sense. 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #33

    indian magpie – i never said the squad was big enough we still need players, i said like it or not the last 3 windows weve done good business

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  • gonz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Wasn’t it confirmed last night that Jose never tweeted any of those messages? It was a hoax account. I thought that’s what I heard. I think even Danny Simpson said that wasn’t from his official tweet page.

    On another note, I heard that HBA will be out for 6 weeks and that’s from L’equipe, Damn!!!!

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  • lekech

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #35

    “I am confident well get at least one, and maybe two, big players in here.”

    That doesn’t sound too confident to me…

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #36

    @davybtoon

    We haven’t got a decent striker.

    Buying strikers is where the money goes.

    Ba could be good but he’s a gamble.

    Best, Shola and Lovenkrands aren’t going to take us into the top half of the league.

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  • doddsy

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #37

    ffs get off pardes back any manager out of football would want the job if came up so who can blame him a him he has done well and enrique can do the f*****g arse hole if i was BA, CABAYE, etc i will be having a word with him because he said that they dont sign good players what he trying to sayy just get over it he wants old out and young in what wrong with that and for andy carroll we could not turn that down

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #38

    Toonruz jose has said they have offered him a contract but on the same money

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #39

    If ashley is not going to spend now then what are the chances he is going to spend when Fair play rules come in.

    We are not ANTS right preparing for Winters.

    any thoughts

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  • Xavi

    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #40

    agree geoff777 about the strikers.

    sounds obvious but the best clubs have the best strikers… who wouldve guessed!

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