Two More Top Players And Newcastle Not Too Far Away


Pardew praised the performance of Demba Ba against the Columbus Crew, and was pleased the way the lads came back after a poor performance in Orlando on Saturday night.

>Demba Ba – played well on Tuesday night

In fact both Shola Ameobi and Demba Ba looked powerful players for Newcastle on Tuesday,  and they were a more than a  handful for the Crew.

Pardew was really pleased with the excellent performance put in by the lads in Columbus, and he had this to say today:

“The performance against Columbus was there for all to see – Demba Ba did well.” “If we get a couple of new players this team won’t be far away.”

“As I have explained it will take time.” “But in August things will start coming thick and fast,  everybody has been away on tour.”

“I think we could have something resolved in time for the Arsenal game. I hope we will.” “I certainly feel that the motivation from Mike Ashley, Derek and myself is to get the deal done before that game.”

“You can never say never with transfers.” “I think this has been a great period for me.” “When you have a tour like we have had, which gained good, bad and ugly, the character of the group shines through.”

“We were under pressure at times, especially after losing to Orlando.”

Hopefully things will now move to the transfer market and Newcastle can bring in a striker and then a left back to replace Jose Enrique.

It turns out that Pardew has been in regular communication with both owner Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias while he has been stateside, and Lee Charnley, the Newcastle Secretary, has also been in close communication with Alan over the last 10 days or so.

We are hoping Newcastle can get Mevlut Erdinc in within the next few days,  but if that doesn’t happen then Newcastle will have to turn to some other strikers, but who they may be we have absolutely no idea.

Any ideas?

Comments welcome.



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202 comments so far

  • Spike

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    TOON ARMY and all that!

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  • Spike

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope we don’t have all of our eggs in one basket with Erdinc. It doesn’t sound like he/his agent wants him to come

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Whats going on here,theres about ten articles on the go. 🙂

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  • Andy

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    If 2 players and we’re not far away why not get 3 and actually be there?

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Dont comment Ed will only get annoyed and put another article up!

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Tbh there’s no strikers out there for us off the top of my head.
    With that said, i do belive the brothers in the the swedish league has been mentioned, and a few others by peeps here on the website and in newcastle rumours.
    I myself know little about any availability with the same type of player as Erdinc is, but im sure Carr has a few on the list… 😛

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #7

    This erdinc thing is boring me now…..

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    1 Striker
    1 Right winger

    both of good quality (price irrelivant). This without more going out would be minimum for a decent window.

    Left back cover would also go down well. Would only sell perch and xisco, smudge, along with barton, may well be vital for team spirt. Alan Smith… Worlds most expensive cheerleader

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  • Eastander

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Busy day Ed? I only left for half an hour to get my dinner and theres like 5 new articles!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    More neg bate Ed!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11

    @8

    Will be a striker + Fullback

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #12

    It is hard to keep up like….

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  • John

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Upson or scott dann, bassong.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Upson? No it would be like getting big fat Sol back

    Dann or Bassong I would be happy with though

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  • Andy

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Would love Dann. He’s a top cb. If it wasn’t for his injury brum would’ve stayed up

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #16

    I would have had Bassong.

    £4m was the price being touted for him.
    Whats the price on Dann’s head?

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Dann was said to be 10+mill but if Birmingham are as shagged as they seem to be its whatever the bank consider a decent bid for him

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Who was the player we turned down 2 bids for btw?

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  • Eastander

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #19

    @18 Ranger

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Ta Eastander was there any info on what the bids were?

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  • Eastander

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Apparently they were both loan bids within the last 24hours, one of them was Birmingham, dont know who the other one was apart from it was a championship team, were supposed to be holding out for a permanent move though

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Jason Puncheon’s name has surfaced again I see

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #23

    We should make an offer to exchange Ranger, Routledge and Perch plus a few million, for Dann. Then all we need shot of, is Smith and bloody Xisco!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe we could use Ranger to get Dann….would very much work for me

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  • Eastander

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    I dont know what happens if you offer cash for a birmingham player now… cant they accept it because they’re owner has had all his assets frozen?

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Can someone put this “negger” tag to bed. It really is stupid as hell.It’s not negative to want to show ambition and move forward, and no-one wants to waste money, clearly.

    I just want my club to do well, 2 strikers, and some cover for our full backs, and I’m happy. Is that unrealistic, no? cue the “WHY WOULD YOU SPEND MONEY ON MICHAEL OWEN’s FFS< NEGGERS< WHAT YOU WANNA WASTE MONEY< WE HAVE YOUTH etcccccc"

    I just want decent players!! That's it.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    @24

    Straight swap?!?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #28

    @25

    Birmingham havnt had their assets frozen, its the owner that has, so the money would go into Brums bank

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Eastander I dont know tbh…..surely it would be down to the bank but they are all about cold hard cash rather than players but who knows. Ranger plus 5 mill for Dann

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  • Aye Aye How

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Dann would be a good choice but Bassong, no no, dont forget he turned his back on us when we went down!! No way he’ll be liked again , although he is a good young defender sstill!!

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  • Felipe

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    @johnnybrookes 26: I don’t think it;s aimed at you JB. There are others on here are negative about every last thing about the club and are abusive with it. I think we’d all like to see at least a new striker and some cover at LB, I certainly would.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Bored of this now!!! Think I will only start reading articles when we have actually signed someone

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  • dmac

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Dann would be a good player, however im not sure why people are so against Bassong. He was not one of the ones trying to jump ship he was sold as Tottenham made a good offer.

    He was a decent player id take him back.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Two more top players and We arnt too far away.

    I agree, But with some of the Doom Monger comments on this blog, you would think we were lightyears away from any sort of improvement.

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  • Aye Aye How

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Scottydog, i totally agree!!

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  • Eastander

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #36

    This is boring when theres no-one to argue with! 🙂

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  • boater

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Johnnybrookes – Seconded.

    Felipe – with respect, you remain along with davybtoon – an increasingly rare, puzzling Ostrich type. We all know the importance of positive support come August. In the meantime asking to see a portion of a whopping transfer war-chest spent on much needed recruits – is a fair nay perfectly normal stance,

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Dann, Izagguire and Erding in. ‘Losing’ Smith, Xisco (does he exist or has he being bunked off?), Perch, Routledge and Ranger. I’d be ecstatic if that were to be the remainder of our window!

    I’d hope to keep Enrique at the club for his final year, so hopefully Izagguire could rival and humble him, when the oppurtunity arises.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #39

    …..but that’s in fluffy world.

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Been away for 2weeks now and come back to the same old shit. Stop talking about transfers, bloody make them .

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