More Players Will Soon Arrive At Newcastle


Alan Pardew is trying to convince Newcastle fans, and maybe himself too, that Newcastle still have the makings of a very good squad.

Alan Pardew – mm

There’s no doubt that Newcastle made some good signings in June, with Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Demba Ba, and we are told that Gabriel Obertan will be arriving on Tyneside tomorrow, and that’s good news.

Pardew would also like a second player to arrive at the club before next Saturday’s game against Arsenal.

And we’re not sure who that will be, but Newcastle have been in negotiations with Tranquillo Barnetta, and those dealings with his agent – the real agent that is – were going very well until Barnetta was injured last week.

Maybe they will arrange his transfer closer to when he’ll be fit again, which is  in a couple of weeks time, but we probably also have enough wingers already at the club,  once Obertan arrives.

Pardew is trying to be as positive as possible, and there’s nothing wrong with that,  when he talks about the squad he currently has in place on Tyneside:.

“We have introduced a couple – or two or three – very good players. And we’re going to add to that,”

“Once we see the team settle down, and I don’t think that will be in the first three or four games if I’m honest, we’re going to see a strong side.”

“We’ve still got some very, very good players here. Cabaye will certainly be a big, big player for this football club.”

“We’ve got Cheick Tiote still at the football club when everyone thought he would be going – we’ve got Coloccini here, he’s one of the best centre halves in this division.”

“We’ve got three goalies who could be number one, we’ve got Gutierrez still at the football club, Enrique still at the football club.”

“We’ve got Danny Simpson at right-back still learning his trade, we’ve still got a lot of assets outside of what’s gone on this week.”

There is some news doing the rounds that Newcastle have agreed a £5.5M fee with Liverpool for the sale of Jose Enrique.

But even if Liverpool have agreed the fee,  they still have to offer Enrique comparable wages he is currently getting at Newcastle, and it’s not an absolute  certainty they can do that.

But Jose leaving may be why Newcastle are trying to bring in some additional players now, to soften the blow for fans when he leaves.

Then we’ll need a new left back if Jose eventually goes,  after a long and drawn out seven month soap opera, since Andy Carroll was sold.

If we get two more good players in after Gabriel arrives tomorrow, we may even be in decent shape after all.

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51 comments so far

  • tomellifred360

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    We shall see!

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  • alip123

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Positive news at last

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  • kilcline

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t believe anything until they are holding the scarfs above their heads.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Can it be 3 or 4 players?

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  • listie

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Striker please we are desperate for one

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think it will happen but I would freaking love it if Barnetta came in as well and Obertan

    Striker could be anyone

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Realistically apart from a quick striker, a left back and a better centre half than Saylor, we may just have the best squad we’ve had in years !

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Listie

    We will definitely bring a striker in, we still have a vacant no9 shirt.

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    must be sunday, simpson tioti collo all reported to be leaving by sept 1st

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  • Grafton83

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    I think our midfield is strong, we need a striker and some decent defenders to come in.

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  • Widowmaker

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    “But even if Liverpool have agreed the fee, they still have to offer Enrique comparable wages he is currently getting at Newcastle, and it’s not an absolute certainty they can do that.”

    Ed, I am certain they could match it as long as they wanna to sign him up.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Think barnetta has played full back aswell so could provide cover there also if bought. Anyone else dying to see the headline ‘Ashley dies of massive heart attack’ ? Cannit fe&&in wait.

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    I have just had a panic attack and i hope i am wrong
    Pardue has said 1 or 2 players to come in.Well 1 is Obertan our striker and 2 will be a LB for Enrique.

    I hope i’m fkin wrong but i see Obertan as our pacy striker.

    Help us god

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  • kilcline

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    I pray you are wrong Cloin

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    We would all like to think so but We know it wont happen. obertan from man utd yes as as sweetner but that is it .. Ba is not the man .. we need a proper striker in the shearer carroll mould but that means big money and big money is now what we have !!!1

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  • banjax

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Of course there will be more players coming into Toon. The Sunday Sun is speculating on pavolychenko from Spurs as an example. By the looks of it Newcastle need more than one or two. We need another two defenders as well those we replace. We need a no. 9 also as well as another striker, so that is four we need at least to have a squad with some depth to cover injuries, and we have injuries already before a ball has been kicked in anger. Barton’s Twitt’s (sic) haven’t helped the image of the club either, to the point he’s put off clubs coming in for him. Like it or not Mike Ashey owns the club, and he has put a he’ll of a lot of his money into keeping the banks from busting our club, after years of spending money we didn’t have, so it seems kinda stupid to start wasting money the same way. Remember Michael Owen £110,000 per week, Martins and Viduka £75k, Dyer £85k per week. So let’s just wise up here, Newcastle DO pay good wages for good players but we supporters need to get real, unless a Multi billionaire Oil State buys us, we are going to have to live within our means. Maybe it would help if the club gave an idea how much debt the club was in when Ashley bought it and we would all know what things have cost to keep the Toon afloat.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    How hard is it to understand that Obertan is simply Routledge’s replacement?

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  • Spike

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t like the way he is saying we’ve still got Tiote, we’ve still got Jonas, we’ve still got Enrique. Sounds like Pardew is pleased but those above are pee’d off that they are still here.

    I’m pee’d off that Smith is still here

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Banjax
    Last year we would have a turnover of £130 mill with expenditure of £80 mill so a profit of £50 mill

    We have not spent a penny on transfers for years and the wage bill is down to less than £50 mill so why can we not spend say £20 mill on transfer fees .It just doesn’t make sense

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  • nufcburty

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    did anyone else notice that he didn’t mention that we have strikers there… pretty much says we’re close to landing someone..

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Klatoon
    Obertan has been described as a winger /striker and where did routledge play for us last year?He didnt so how can he be his replacement?

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think we’ll buy a striker til a current one leaves otherwise sir Ashley will be paying for 6 and playing 1.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    I Think The Reason We are Not Signing anyone is That There Is a Deal on the Table or Just about To be Placed to Buy MIKE ASHLEY OUT of the CLUB !!!!! Yes Obetan is Routledge’s replacement but only a Million out of the 35 and pay him the same money as on at Man Utd…

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  • Graeme

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Cloin, We have made an average profit of almost £20 million per season since Ashley took over NUFC. Thats almost £10 million per window on transfer profits alone!!

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Fatman
    So we are fkd because nobody will buy that shower

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #26

    would love to see stturidge but aint going to happen

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #27

    I reckon ranger might be gone and I can see Peter going to a euro side. I’d be happy with. Lovencrandz seems like a real pro and there are flashes of his ability but probably not enough. Best and ameobi should have another season.

    Don’t think The club have ever really given shola a chance.

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Graeme
    I was just looking at our books for this year because the debt owed to MA should be approx £150 mill less £50 mill (profit last yr) so the debt should have reduced to £100 mill approx

    3 more years like this (sorry to be so pesimistic)and we would have cleared all of the debt.

    Ashley could then market the club for £150 mill and make a nice profit (or he could keep us and keep making £20-30 mill per year without it costing him )

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #29

    I for one am starting to get sick of all the wingeing!

    we are were we are! We have what we have! We are Geordies!

    It’s time to stop helping the people who are knocking our club and get behind them, or F**K OFF and support 5under1and.

    End of Rant!

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #30

    CLOIN if Ashley’s able to get returns of close on £50m we will never see the back of him, he’s a parasite and latches on to anything that makes money.

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #31

    dave1961
    that will include the AC £30 mill
    so without selling players he will make £20 mill at least each yr

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  • AndyMac

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #32

    CLOIN says:
    “that will include the AC £30 mill
    so without selling players he will make £20 mill at least each yr”

    So Tiote next season and HBA the year after then ?

    and WTF are we buying Obertan when we could have easily taken him on loan for a season just to see how much he’s not worth 🙁

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  • NorthernTiger74

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Striker please?

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  • Davy Craig

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #34

    New season about to start and we are about to buy Obertan from Man Ure. Why am I not happy about this?

    I hope Obertan becomes a great player for us and wish him all the best but Ferguson does not sell good players unless they want away. I know he stated in January that he wanted to move but he’s only played a handful of games. If you look at his best clips on youtube he doesn’t look that great. He has a trick or two and pace but his final ball and ability to get past players seems lacking to me which is why he’s surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. He’s obviously a replacement for Routledge but is he seen in the club as a replacement for Barton as well?!

    We’ll have to wait and see.

    In my opinion we should have gone for N’Zogbia. I mentioned ages ago that it was just about a done deal. I’m not revealing my source at the club but this player’s photo was ready to go in with new promotional stuff. They simply wouldn’t pay the money for him despite him wanting to come back.

    Very sad, in my opinion, and he will come back to haunt us – again!

    We do obviously need a new striker. Demba Ba doesn’t look ready yet and playing Best alongside a long past his best Lovenkrands yesterday doesn’t bode well. I hope I’m wrong but I think we’ll be struggling this coming season.

    Can’t wait for it to get underway though! 🙂

    Howay the lads!

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  • gavgrewcock3

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone else heard the rumours that we are getting swapping Forster for Green at west ham?

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Saturday afternoon for a few pints, up to the match and shout myself horce, and I couldn’t give a sh*t for Alan Fu**ing Pardew of Mike Fu**ing Ashley. I am a Geordie and Fu**ing PROUD!!

    Howay the TOON!

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Andymac
    Your right that could happen Tiote & HBA or whoever has a good selling price

    I think Obertan at £3 mill is a safe bet ,not a lot and he could be good

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  • Felipe

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #38

    ‘If we get two more good players in after Gabriel arrives tomorrow, we may even be in decent shape after all.’

    Which is what some of us have been saying for a long time now…

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Good strong Premier League players leaving the club, not to mention all of the goals, being replaced by foreigners with little or no experience in the English game. I dread to think of the outcome. We will see the result next weekend.

    It looks like anothe pack of lies about spending the Andy Carroll money on strengthening the squad. What they meant was, that the money would go to paying the wages of those already at the club for the next year.

    I don’t think that is what we wanted. I for one have seen exactly what I expected, Ashley running the football team into the ground.

    Getting more of his money back is his one and only target. Why he bought a football club is anyones guess but I wish he had bought a different one.

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  • HKTP

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #40

    At start of the transfer window, we did a few deals to appease the fans slightly. We were linked to Gervinho, Gameiro then knocked back, we set our targets lower and went for Erdinc, get knocked back. Now it seems we are linked with the likes of Crouch and Pavlychenko. No disrespect, I dont think they improve the squad that much. Lets face it no one really wants to come to us, the management dont want to spend. Understandable that we are keeping a hardline on wages and fees, BUT if we save a few million quid and get relegated, how much do we lose in TV rights. Its no longer a given that we would be promoted after a year.

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