Newcastle Should Explain Lack Of Investment This Summer


Alan Pardew has come out again today and talked about the position Newcastle find themselves in financially, and that we cannot compete with the big clubs any longer.

Alan Pardew – we cannot compete

No doubt Pardew will have seen that Newcastle fans were a little upset that Jose Enrique moved to Liverpool, and to a club he said he could win things at.

Add to that Jose also said he was not too impressed with Mike Ashley’s ambitions for Newcastle United, and that has not reflected well on where Newcastle will be going over the next year or two or three.

The Newcastle hierarchy, to be fair,   is trying to put the financial situation right, and seem to have made good progress over the last couple of years, especially when the club spent a year down in the Championship.

But what seems unacceptable is that Newcastle had money to spend this summer, which they said they would spend, and they simply haven’t.

Shouldn’t somebody be asking Alan Pardew  for an explanation as to why the £35M Carroll cash has not been reinvested into the club, as Alan said it would be in February?

It should really be Derek LLambias or Mike Ashley who answers that question, but they never talk to the fans, and why they have elected to take that position I simply have no idea – but it doesn’t work.

If they were not going to reinvest the money, they should have said so at the time, and what has happened this summer would have been more understandable and more acceptable.

Here’s how we stand right now in transfers in and out:

OUT

Sol Campbell – released
Shefki Kuqi – released
Kevin Nolan – £4.5M – West Ham
Wayne Routledge – £2M – Swansea
Jose Enrique – £5.5M – Liverpool

IN

Yohan Cabaye – £4.5M – Lille
Demba Ba – free agent – West Ham
Sylvain Marveaux – free agent – Rennes
Mehdi Abeid – free agent – Lens
Gabriel Obertan – £3M – Man United

So Newcastle have brought in around  £12M in transfer fees and have paid out £7.5M, and a bit more than that to secure the free agents. The five players brought in so far look very good too.

There are still 19 days left and Alan Pardew is trying hard to bring in a left back and another striker, so the tally above will change and Newcastle will presumably pay out some net  money  in the transfer market  this summer.

This is the message to Newcastle fans from Alan Pardew today:

“Some of the problems I have inherited that have gone on before haven’t made it easy, and I have picked up some history of what has gone on in contract negotiations et cetera,”

“It’s very, very important that we try to build a new understanding of the club going forward together.”  

“It’s documented that the club needs to be sustainable from its own funds, and that put us in a category of clubs that probably we are not used to being in.

“Maybe 10 years ago, we would be able to rival the Arsenals and Manchester Citys and Chelseas of this world in terms of transfers.”

“But that looks difficult at the moment until such times as we grow the club and show on the pitch that we can bring some success, then hopefully keep our better players and build on that.”

“Unfortunately, the business of this Premier League makes it difficult. These top clubs can come and grab our players and until such time as we are financially strong enough to hold off sovereign states, we are going to have a problem.”

Alan Pardew is right to try to get everybody rowing the Newcastle boat in the same direction, with the fans included, but some things that have been said and not carried out, and the non-reinvestment of the Carroll cash is one of them.

Better dialog from the club will certainly help to clear the air with the Newcastle fans, and that has to be good, surely.



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469 comments so far

  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #1

    The agenda is still… MA out, I guess?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #2

    As Pardew has already done the magic with West Ham before, in terms of reorganizing the squad, he’s here to do the same thing with the same kind of support.

    Either MA out, or we gonna have a tough road to walk on; however, comparing with the debt-troubled Man Utd, which one would you like to watch? Some may say Man Utd gonna be history in a few years after they are bankrupt, so as Liverfool.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #3

    I pity Pardew, no manager should be in the position he is in. He is a puppet and is made to look a fool in the public eye. He’s a decent coach and obviously has no voice with the board. I pity him I really do.

    toonarmy1892.blogspot.com

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Pard should know it will be like this under Ashley. Only thing you can discuss with him is money talk.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #5

    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

    Posted this on 3 other sites via email had almost 400 Emails sent from feedback received Shot in the dark I know

    If your happy with Mike Ashley or your an Ashley Apologist And happy the way the club is going, please Ignore this .

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Krul
    taylor willo colo
    tiote gosling
    obertan cabaye marv
    Jonas
    ba

    with no real left back wing backs would be better and protect the back 3 with tiote and gosling

    this will proberbly be the team

    krul
    gosling/simmo taylor colo gosling/simmo
    tiote
    obertan cabaye marv
    jonas
    ba

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #7

    reply from one of andy’s posts earlier where he made the arenal team for tomorrow. van persie is out, arshavin is out wilshire is out, walcott is out, sagna is out and vermalen is out. all from that squad so i think your gonna have to rethinkk your arsenals starting 11 for tomorrow

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Dont forget nasri and fab are missing

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Nobody is interested in e-mailing Anil Ambani, you haven’t had many positive responses, just people giving you shit, it would be a waste of time.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #10

    The customer service emails usually don’t go to the owner. The best way is to find out where his office is and send snail mails directly.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #11

    @7

    Walcott and Vermaelen are playing and RVP and Gibbs have late fitness tests but Wenger reckons they will play.

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  • malcolm the awesome

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Totally agree with this article. I don’t care about big name signings, such things almost destroyed newcastle financially.

    But signings would be nice! And so would some communication from Ash or Lamie about thier plans.

    I understand Ashley got burnt at the start of his reign, but that was his own fault, especially hiring mr wise!

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  • Desange

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Its really annoying that you keep advertising his email on every thread too, please stop

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #14

    people are telling that we must play with 3 defenders and i think they are right means common what is better play a center back in left back or play 3 defenders who can play in there correct possition and i think Tiote must sit with defence he can do good job there

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #15

    From Football365:

    You’ll Excuse Us If We’re Sceptical, Alan
    February 2: Newcastle sell Andy Carroll for £35million, but Alan Pardew assures the Newcastle support that money will be spent on the squad. “I said to Mike: ‘Look, this money has to be reinvested in the team. All of it,'” Pardew said. “And he assured me of that. That is the most important message I can give Newcastle fans today. I talked to Mike 15 minutes ago to clarify that and he was pretty clear. The money will be Andy’s legacy to the team.”

    March 29: Alan Pardew appears on a Radio Newcastle phone in, where he is asked if United will spend the £35million received for Andy Carroll. “I’m as sure as I can be that we will,” says Pardew.

    August 12: Pardew says the money received for Jose Enrique will be spent on the team.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Had some good mail from Anti Ashley Supporters group Each one of them has sent Anil Ambani Mail..

    If your Happy with Mike Ashley please Ignore this

    I dont want to upset anyone’s opinion so just ignore mine if your happy With the way things are.

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  • Howard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Ashley should never have bought the club in the first place and he quickly lost interest in it. Now he is stuck with it, views it as a drain on his ‘resources’ and doesn’t care about Newcastle United or the fans. He is content to keep asset stripping the team every couple of years, to recoup some of the millions he rashly invested years back. He wont quit until he has got his money back and can sell the club, which is why our best three players from last season have left the club. Any of the new tried and untested players that succeed this year will also be auctioned off. There is no hope for the Toon doing anything than merely avoiding relegation, at best, under these buffoons. Until someone finally buys us from the fat man the under achievement and appalling man management will just continue. Ashley’s footballing judgement and decision making has proved to be appalling and the decisions always seem almost calculated to wind us up. He NEVER had any intention of spending any of the £35m and only said so to calm Pardew down in January but we didn’t fall for it. Keegan said he wouldn’t spend any of it and he has been proved right. No other club talks about transfer money being invested in agent’s fees, wages, training ground improvements etc and claims it is therefore being spent on the team. And where is all the rest of the money from season tickets, TV, merchandise etc. There are millions being horded away while we, the fans, are repeatedly lied to, again and again. It is a complete disgrace. My hatred of the current regime at Newcastle knows no bounds.

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #18

    He would never see these emails and I’m sure they wouldnt influence a multi million pound business decision anyway, give it up, support the team and if it happens then we will all be out on a piss up to end all piss ups.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Roshan need two players to protect three at the back if we put tiote and gosling there we will also be able to attack better from the back

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  • scottoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #20

    LB or no LB for tomorrow, I still believe we are good for 10th in the league this year. Europa spot would be fantastic, but I have to believe that is remains beyond us for now. I do worry for future years as I believe the current club fiscal policy puts the quality of the product on the field in danger, but at least for now I envision an exciting year. I very much like the calibre of player we have brought in. Yes there are question marks about the strength and stamina to deal with the rigours of the EPL, but I think there is enough talent to keep us entertained at least for this year.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 12, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #21

    They made a promise on February 1st that the 35M would be invested in the squad … all of it.

    Pardew even double checked with Ashley before promising the fans that the 35M was “Andy Carroll’s legacy to the team”.

    How can he hope to have any trust with the fans when they go on the record to appease us, and then renege on their promises as if they’d never been made.

    Get some money spent. Lying cheapskates.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Howard

    Feel just the same mate ..Angry.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Craig

    There are too many people going with this to give it up mate . Thanks all the same .

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  • Burni

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Online guy

    None, i reiterate NONE of us are happy with the way that mike ashley runs this club but we have to deal with it. Emails to someone are NOT going to sort this out but i appreciate what ur trying to do.

    Its just getting a bit annoying for a lot of ppl on here.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Can Pardew understand the word ” Broken Promise ” ?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #26

    cant wait for tomorrow good news lads wenger has never beat a pardew team in a prem match nice little stat

    my team
    krul
    simmo colo taylor ferguson
    orbertan tiote gosling cabaye jonas
    ba

    with gosling just off ba or vukic for gosling

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Cabaye marveux ba obertan (pieters) (8mill striker) and what appears to be a top youngater in abeid.

    Not like weve had lack of players coming up.

    I just want to know whats.happened to kadar?? Not got a squad.number.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Burni

    Well just ignore it ..Its not costing you anything ?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #29

    I can see obertan up front tomorrow with joey right, guti left.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Up front with ba that is.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #31

    no way am all for barton playing but not on the wing we hav 3 good wingers now i dont want cm out wide

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  • Desange

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Lot of people saying Obertan will be the worst signing of the season…
    Obviously none of them toon fans..

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #33

    bartons not in the squad for tomorrow

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  • Toon_Jock

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #34

    I think the “we will spend the 35M on players” was a smoke sceen so the fans would not put a hit out on fat controller 🙂

    But to be fair, considering we have spent next to nothing, I believe we have brought in some good quality players. Thanks Mr Carr!

    I really hope Pard’s and fatboy shock us with a stunning striker signing (very soon) hopefully someone off the radar that’s unexpected, like Obertan… can’t wait to see this boy let loose on ManUre

    Howay the Lads

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #35

    You just know who’s out the door next Burni..

    Ash will take the money ,,you know that .

    He is Ridiculing us

    What Jimmy Magpie said is true

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  • nick_9

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #36

    I wish that clown would stop going on about bigger clubs taking our players from us the defeatist PR1CK. Sick of hearing how he hopes no big offers come in because then we are in trouble, yeah because ashleys forking eyes light up at the thought of money coming in. Be nice if we held a firm stance over not selling our best players not basically inform other clubs to come and get. CnUT

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  • max

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #37

    MIKE ASHLEY

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  • Davies

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Online Guy

    We’re all getting a bit hacked off with that post. You’ve put it up so many times now, everyone that uses this blog must have seen it and I doubt it’s getting anyone anywhere.

    Give it a rest mate.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Davybtoon..where u hear that?

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  • Davies

    Aug 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    For the record, as long as we have a striker and a left back by the close of the window, I really don’t feel anyone owes me an explanation.

    People bang on about Ashley being a liar, and then they’re surprised when he doesn’t keep to his word and pi55 £35m away on I don’t know what. You can’t have it both ways, fellas.

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