Erdinc Deal Almost Dead – Routledge Deal Imminent


Alan Pardew gave his post match interviews yesterday before Joey Barton sent those tweets  blasting the Newcastle hierarchy.

Carver and Pardew – Erdinc deal dead?

And of course it will do absolutely nothing to help Joey get a new deal at the club, and could even hasten his departure from Newcastle.

Jose Enrique was also guilty of that last weekend, and Joey and Jose are both showing a lot of  discontent with the way the summer transfer season is going.

On the transfer side of things it seems the Mevlut Erdinc deal is almost dead, and Alan almost admitted as much last night:

“I think it’s fairly evident that we’ve spent a lot of time on that transfer. “

“Now, we need to make sure that we’ve got a player or maybe two players for the start of the season.”

“Privately, we’ve had a conversation about a timescale for things. But that’s about the best I can say at the moment.”

And as we reported last night Wayne Routledge is set to join Swansea tomorrow, after a £2M fee was agreed between the two clubs, and Wayne is due to take his medical down there tomorrow.

This is what Alan said:

“Wayne Routledge’s move to Swansea is imminent. I think they’re fairly close,” 

It’s not a mystery as to why there is some discontent at Newcastle, because once the Routledge deal goes through Newcastle will have a net gain of  £2M in the transfer market this summer.

And that’s  hardly what fans expected, once the statement that the £35M from the Andy Carroll transfer would be fully reinvested into the club.

Derek LLambias says the money has gone to wages, but we’ve had four players in, and Campbell, Kuqi, Barton and Routledge have left, so that’s probably a wash on the wages – at least over one year.

That’s why fans and players alike are wondering whether the money has really been invested.

I’ve had some experience in finance running a big business at IBM,  and I’d have a hard job justifying where the money has gone, at least right now.

But of course we also have to remember the transfer season is not over yet, so we should hold our judgement until September 1st.

And there’s still time for Newcastle to bring in a couple of top players.

Comments welcome.



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145 comments so far

  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    We NEED a striker! the only one who’s scored so far in pre season is ameobi! and he’s not up to much in the premiership

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    I reckon we wont see anybody now thats how its looking to me to right weve spent to long on erding should of changed the striking target weeks ago this is a joke

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  • Stuart

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    We need at least 2 players in now, and thats before anyone else leaves. He’s talking about 2 max. What happens if routledge, perch, smith, enrique go?

    The regular posters will know I’m usually very optimistic, but I get the feeling our squad is going to be smaller this season than last.

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  • Hoppefot79

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m not worried at all! Think we have some very good players at the club, and even youngsters pushing for the 1st team. I think Pardew is an ok manager and will do well this season. Barton shouldn’t tweet the stuff he’s tweeting, not helping anyone. Couldn’t care less if he’s telling the truth or not, it’s doing the cause no good. I’m remaining positive, top 8 for me!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Erding has been a smokescreen for our real next signing….No-one.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    It was looking good at the start and i was hoping for alot more to happen but as the window goes on im starting to get angry its a joke everyone knows where we need players even pards he has to grow a pair and say we need these players in now

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    @Hoppefot79- Its a bit early in the morning to be on the drink.

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  • Hoppefot79

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Top 8, preget certain of it 🙂 Not on the drink barry, haha.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    @Hoppefot79 – I’m also liking the youngsters that are coming through! Unfortunately the best ones like Vuckic and Abeid play in the positions we have plenty cover from senior players, we could do with some decent youngsters in the back and stiking positions! and maybe a CB, anyone know where Kadar is these days?

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Happy days 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #11

    My prediction in May that we’d sign Carlton Cole on the last day of the window and he’d be given the No9 shirt was said as a joke … I’m becoming more and more worried … do we have a plan D?

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    We need at least 1 lb a striker a winger and maybe a CB.we’ll prob get no one.hopefully I’m wrong but can just hear pardew now.we made a good offer but ………

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  • toonturtle

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #13

    I have to admit that having previously positive about the season ahead, I am begining to worry. We should have moved on from Erdinc weeks ago. We only appear to be selling players.

    If Pardew expects to get only 2 in before September, that leaves us very thin. Enrique wants to go, Perch wants to go, Routledge is gone, who knows about Barton.

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    @11.id rather we singed Carlton banks

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  • traceline

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #16

    to me it’s fairly obvious what’s going on: they’ve got 35m burning a hole, however what’s the point in just blowing it?

    why buy a ferrari if a porsche is enough for now?

    I reckon Carr’s done his usual “look, I’ve found a diamond in the rough, he’s cheap as chips and will be brilliant” and AP etc are doing their damndest to land him (knowing that they’ve got a fair bit of cash to pick up the peices afterwards if it comes to nothing)

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – this is how well run clubs are run, none of this reactionary blow the cash on a marquee signing (and have a squad that doesn’t warrant it / can make the most of it) – it’s gotten us nowhere for the last 10-15 years.

    Similar to Zog: we’ve signed 2-3 players, all of which are capable (on paper anyway) of producing Zog-like performances – why blow ANOTHER 9m+ on him?

    Sorry to say but it’s a similar shout to what happened with Nolan.

    I’ll be as pssed as anyone if we get to the end of the window with no (good) new striker (or 2), no left back and 35m still in the bank… but there’s time yet

    PS – there’s also a clear “one out one in” policy around too – reckon we’ll see more action once rout’s gone, more still once smith, enrique and maybe even barton (surely more likely since his last twitter outburst last night?)

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  • Magforlife

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Starting to sound familiar ?
    We tried hard but missed our main targets.
    utter shite !!!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #18

    @WesJameson- Is that your impression of Pardew?

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #19

    still waiting until september 1st me like.

    all i see is the same comments on here, we dont know the ins and outs of transfers, just stay positive and im sure we’ll have a quality signing before the window shuts

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  • I’m a wait and see. But I feel myself being pushed closer and closer to the edge and I’m starting to ask myself. “Just what am I waiting to see”.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Can see Pardew on september 1st saying “we had our targets in mind and were unable to secure them, we don’t want to sign players for the sake of signing them, hopefully in january the right players will be more available…..” For ffs, Carroll was sold in january! 7 months ago! We should have had our preferred striking targets already agreed and ready to sign on July 1st! I’ve no doubt some dodgy loan signing or 2 may be peddled in through the door on deadline day, but if its right and we are only going to sign 2 players, they need to be top players! Fat Ash needs to spend about 10-12m on a striker and about 8m on a left back! Too bad its probably going to be wayne bridge on a loan and some 1 in 6 striker (also on loan or on a free).

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    erdring was non starter from very begining, we wont be paying £6 million for anybody, dont know where we go from here, I cant think of anybody who would come here now, I think thats it for this transfer window

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  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    on a side note, anyone seen the picture of s. taylor on the nufc homepage? should definitely be in the olympics for the long jump or high jump like!

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110731/the-tayl-of-elland-road_2281670_2406498

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  • russtoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    @wesjameson

    Couldnt have said it better myself!!!, sick to the back teeth of lies and cover ups coming out if the club!!, they do my head in!!!!

    really poor performance from the lads at Leeds yesterday and it shows in the highlights too!

    We need something sorted!!! and quick!!!

    My faith is slipping but i will remain optimistic!! haha, can only judge after the window has slammed shut!!!

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  • geoff777

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    @traceline

    I think Gamiero & Erdinç were Carr’s diamonds.

    I think we’re now looking for cubic zirconias.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #26

    @traceline – It isnt about marquee signings like, I’ll be happy with anyone aslong as its bodies through the door whether they cost 10p or 10m.

    I’m just starting to worry we arent going to bring enough in to cover the outgoings.

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #27

    @ barryvenison // Aug 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Mate that’s my feeling towards everything, i don’t know about you, but i LIVE to watch this club, when we’re shite, then i suffer, when we’re doing well, i am always in a good mood….. people tell me…it’s only a game & that i should calm down…but i never will….in the 90’s this club, was going somewhere, till FFS F@cked everything up, then FMA bought us, and i saw light at the end of the tunnel….BUT NOW, its worse than i ever could of imagined, there is NO LIGHT & i dont think we will see any for many many many years…the biggest insult to us is that to european footballers SCUMBERLAND seems to be a more prefered destination, and that comes from the stability from top to bottom, that they now have

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #28

    just pay the money for Shane Long! If is true they want 7m! Seen him run the Italian defense ragged for Ireland a while back and he’s work rate is top class! For me, if we signed Long, Max Gradel and Ryan Betrand i’d be fairly content (and we’d probably still only have a transfer outlay of Mike in Profit if you consider we sit 2m up right now and smith, ranger, enrique and possibly barton are still to be shipped out! Anyone else worried that Carlton Cole’s not moved yet….?

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #29

    it is obvious that Routledge, Enrique, Kadar, Smith, Xisco and Perch are on their way. So Pardew says one or two more to come in- maybe! Well you don’t have to be Vorderman to work that out, and we will be much better off wages wise. We have no defenders! This got Roeder the sack, same old suicide policy oh yeah and we need a striker!

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  • Wigham33

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #30

    I feel sorry for Pardew. He has been lied to like all our previous managers by this regime. Promises ..promises, but nothing delivered. Really astounded by all this BS that comes from the owner and his stooge. Now our players are beginning to show the frustrations that we fans have had for years its not looking good.

    No matter what language you say it in its “C’est de la merde”

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  • Slank Loogan

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    It doesn’t look good.

    It has been reported that there was a dispute because we wouldn’t pay Erdinc’s agent a bonus that he was due from 1st August. Now it’s August if nothing happens this week then the transfer looks increasingly dead and buried.

    I would still like to see the club push the boat out and get Sturridge and Van Aanholt. A striker and left back are probably the only two positions we need.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #32

    The clubs a disgrace to the city and people who follow it.
    The real man fuc/-ng everyone over isn’t Ashley yhe fat prick, it’s the cockroach that is dereck lambias, he’s Dicking us all, fat mug included. Ashley is like one of them rich kids who need to buy friends because he’s that much of a social retard. So lambias slithers in at the casino and befriends the man that’s spunking 5mil a pop in his casino and offer to be on his payroll as director. Getting paid Fu£k knows and taking the casino money, winner winner chicken dinner.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #33

    just a thought lads, but we’re forgetting how much we spent in january! Kuqi was on a free transfer so thats about 10m in agents fees and wages etc!!!

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  • Jimbobnufc

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #34

    you would think pardwho would say something if we get relagated its PARDWHOS fault i know he hasnt a great rep but this will make it worse

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    @ russtoon // Aug 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Agreed mate, i just cant believe that there is no multi-billionaire NUFC fan out there??? Please fekking hell man

    I agree with Stuart, i’m not after 30-40 million pound players, but players like Onhoua* or Diouf from Manure or Welbeck* or Cleverly you know what i mean Lads??

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  • Stuart

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #36

    If Pardew says owt he’ll be sacked then we’ll be left with a worse manager, probably JFK again!

    If we get relegated (which we won’t) it will be the fat mans fault for lack of investment, not AP’s fault as he’ll be playing good attacking football using what hes got the best he can.

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #37

    think ashleys plan is to close ground down and turn it into a hotel lesiure complex only thing I can come up with when you look at the mess we are in

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #38
  • Stuart

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Haha I like that like barry. Could sit here all day giving him a smack.

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  • craftymagpie

    Aug 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #40

    why are we persuing this turkish bumhole like hes the only f****g striker in the world…he doesnt want to come to newcastle,hes made that perfectly clear….dear god does pardew want erdinc to slap him in the face or something….prick

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