Newcastle Close To Bringing In Striker And Left-Back


Alan Pardew has had to deal with a number of crises at the Newcastle club in his short eight months on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew – tries to reassure the Newcastle fans

But as Alan will realize for some reason, that’s just par for the course when you a Newcastle manager, and through all the ups and downs Pardew seems able to keep an even keel, and that will stand him in good stead.

There’s a lot of different opinions ion Alan at the moment, but what really matters is how Newcastle perform next season, and how the new players in particular perform.

Newcastle have not done too badly this transfer season so far, just  as long as the club can get say three more good players through the door, before September rolls around.

Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Demba Ba and Gabriel Obertan all look like they will be starters for the side next season, and there are some top youngsters coming through like Haris Vuckic, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier   and Sammy Ameobi.

Pardew knows the fans are a little restless right now, with top left-back  Jose haven’t left the club for Liverpool, but he has tried assure the fans that Newcastle will soon bring in a left back and a striker, as he told the Newcastle press today:

“It is how we set the tone. And the message has to change.” “The fans are used to bad news and players leaving – this is something we have to correct.”

“The only way we can correct it is by success.” “We will get a striker and left-back over the line, 100%.”

“That will be before the window shuts. We will chase those targets.” “We think we have signed well in the summer. I look forward to seeing that group.”

“But I think our fans will see new players on the pitch on Saturday that will impress. I had to rebuild at West Ham, because of contract disputes, Reading and Southampton.”

“I am well rehearsed in making sure the mixture is right. It is not complete yet, but by August 31 it will be.”

Newcastle will certainly be a more skillful side than last season, and of course, as always, it will be important to get off to a winning start tomorrow evening, in what we expect will be a sold-out St. James’ Park,  for the visit of Arsenal.

Howay The Lads!!



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109 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Love his positivity, but don’t trust his promises.

    Lets see what/who we have come 31st tho!

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    watching wengers press conferance i think hes lost the plot. i dont no who looks more stressed wenger or pardew

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes, they’re probably close, but not close enough. Need to be inside our walls by wednesday next week,
    Both LB and Striker. Gotta have em ready for Scumberland.

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  • Toon_Ice

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #4

    We desperately need a striker and we need a left back even more

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  • See the writing on east stand has been replaced.

    http://yfrog.com/kez91krjj

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    If you are not happy with Mike Ashley’s dictatorship then please send Mr Anil Ambani An email..

    I have been in contact and had good replies over the last year .

    Anil is a big Newcastle United Fan and it might just take a few thousand emails from us to get him to think about buying the club from Ashley.

    I have told him of the Indian community in Newcastle And we hard working Honest Geordie Public and many other facts about our History And Heritage .

    Anil wears the Shirt ! So do His Kid’s ! Black and white Daft !

    Please don’t criticise our owner Ashley to him. Just tell him we would love him to take us to the next level, and what ever you think might make him think.

    Shot in the dark , but he is a Big Newcastle fan.

    Here’s the email address. Ask them to forward it on to Mr Ambani’s (Anil) office and you will receive a reply.

    When you post on here Please mention if you have sent him an email,we can then have a head count.

    contact@relianceada.com

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #7

    @richard

    It seems he has to deal with atleast one of these “wanting away to a superclub” players every window. I’m sure he has a handle on thing, but gotta agree, think he’s closer to either quitting or being fired than ever.
    Not knowing how close that is tho.
    Gotta admire Pardew for his thick skin aswell.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Ah, that first part there was about Wenger…

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    @6

    AND ACHIEVE WHAT EXACTLY??

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    i feel sorry for wenger. I like him and his football is quality good coach. Responsible for 1 possibly 2 of the best strikers to play in the prem – bergcamp and henry. Also vieira! Another great buy

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #11

    one thing for suredannyo other managers would have walked by now. if pardew walks kinnear might retun aaarrrggghhh

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  • lesh

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Incredible…. they’ve had some five months to tee up a replacement for Jose and some eight to find a striker. Now we’re hearing about players coming in before the window closes….!

    I’m beiginning to equate Pards’ promises with Billy Bunter’s postal order!!

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  • Eyeball81

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Fair enough the squad will be sorted by the 31st…..but what happens if the goals dont flow before then?

    Derby day is just around the corner….

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Things would be looking so so so so much better if Benny was fit 🙁

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Nufc Richy

    He was in for the club 2 years ago . Makes Abramovich look like a pauper. He’s a fan. Ashley is not.

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  • h-train

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16

    think wenger looks almost broken. Think this might be his lat season at arsenal, he just seem sad now

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  • Fostino

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    100% going to get a left back and striker…i like the sound of that

    jose leaving now is probably a good thing…to be fair he was always going to leave when the pool or a top club came in so im just relieved he’s gone now and not on deadline day so we have time to replace him

    the same should be said for joey…he wont get a new contract so quite rightly he needs to decide on his future..does he trust his game that he can produce the goods this season and get a good offer next summer or does he leave now…he needs to make up his mond because if he leaves he needs replacing (bernatta could be earmarked as replacement)

    finally it seems wenger is in worst shape than us at the mo, no wilshire, fab, gibbs or nasri for the game…here are a few younsters we might see tho
    http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2011/08/12/2616356/goodbye-cesc-fabregas-hello-ryo-miyaichi-introducing

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  • PortsladeToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Jose’s comments from lfc site,
    “Damien Comolli told me it is an amazing club. In Spain there is a saying, ‘When the train comes in, you have to take it.’ This is the first time a big club has come in for me and I had to take it. I am really happy.”

    Well f**k off then you lying two faced arsehole hope you break your leg tripping over all the looted stuff in your new hallway

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Any1 see the report in the chron… says marveaux is still not fit enough ? wth.. He’s had a full pre-season and even got some action against Fiorentina last week…puzzled :S

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  • Manx Magpie

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Harper still got the number one shirt. Anyone taking that as a sign?

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  • shola9

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    ONLINE GUY

    i would rather see newcastle united in the hands of mike ashley, despite his “dictator” like regime (are you kidding me?) than some Indian who is going to plow money into the club like shepherd only worse into an un-sustainable regime. that nealy crippled our club and i for one would rather see it mediocre than non-existant.

    why does nobody understand what that would do to the club? everybody loves manchester city at the moment but as soon as that wanker loses interest they’ll go bankrupt and fold.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    @19

    He was out for like 8 mths wasn’t he.

    Don’t think its fitness, its match sharpness, but you can only get that by playing!

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #23

    @19 link?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #24

    @20

    No mate, not really. Just coz he is no.1 don’t make him first choice.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #25

    @21 – Yea more than likely probably is that. I had him starting in my head after reading that he will probz just get a run out in the 2nd half.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26
  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    100% sounds good indeed! We can’t be sure until it actually happens but after the Carroll saga I doubt Pardew would come out and say that if it wasn’t actually true. It sounds to me like he’s had a chat with MA and sorted a few things out re transfers…

    The sooner the better though, eh?

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #28

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz still no bid for a striker or left back zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz CLUELESS

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #29

    If Harper has the number one shirt , its a sign that they want to sell Holland’s number One. Our best Keeper.

    Harper is Steady but reactions are real slow nowadays.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah, that will change midfield like

    I can now see:

    ____Tiote_Cabaye
    Oba___Barton*___Jonas

    *Gosling if Barton not deemed focused.

    OR

    ____Tiote_Cabaye
    Barton_Gosling_Jonas

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #31

    ross i don’t know if there are bids but how do you know there aren’t bids in for players?

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Carlton Cole Anyone?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #33

    @31

    Erm, NO!

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Yeah, exactly the way I see it aswell.. Our midfield is actually pretty good!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardew certainly made it sound like Obertan will be starting tommorrow.

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  • listie

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #36

    @31

    Dont even joke that!

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  • dmac

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Online guy your a bloody niserable fantasist. Do you really think by sending that bloke some emails he is going to buy the club LOL? He is more likely to block your emails and get a court injunction to keep your weird stalking arse away from him.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Listie

    Sorry man but that’s the word at the moment.

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  • toonmadfan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #39

    who do you think we will get to fill the no 9 shirt?

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #40

    ———————————-Krul——————————–
    Simpson———-Taylor——-Collocini————Raylor——
    ————————-Tiote——Cabaye—————————-
    —-Obertan—————-Gosling———————Jonas——
    ———————————-Ba————————————-

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