Newcastle Will Find It Difficult To Replace Barton


Newcastle are getting themselves into a difficult position in the transfer market once again.

Jose Enrique – still to be replaced

With Jose Enrique gone, and a striker still to come in to replace Andy Carroll, Newcastle have their work cut out over the next six days of the transfer market,  just to get these two new players in.

But with it now likely that Joey Barton will accept a massive offer of a four year deal at QPR, Newcastle will find it difficult to replace the Liverpudlian in just six days.

The news coming from the local papers this morning is that the Newcastle Board will do nothing to stop Barton leaving Newcastle, and it seems highly likely that Joey will sign on at QPR today, after having a medical last night.

And Joey will be the fourth top player to leave Newcastle this year, and we hate to say this, but most of those seem to have left because of the way the club is being run by Mike Ashley, or because decent contracts were not offered to them, and that’s what is upsetting Newcastle fans.

Joey’s tweets on that Twitter account of his since late May, seem to have cooked his goose at Newcastle, and it appears that Ashley and LLambias would be happy enough to see him leave – now.

There are a number of players already at the club who can play out on the right wing including Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, current hero Ryan Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, and even Jonas can do a job out there.

That’s one reason we think nobody will be brought in to replace Barton if he does leave.

As we said before, Newcastle will have a hard job getting a left back in to replace Jose Enrique, and another striker in to replace Andy Carroll, since the powers that be at Newcastle seem unwilling to pay out the money, even though they have plenty of it from player sales this year.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with trying yo get good deals, but there is something wrong when that leads to the Newcastle squad being short on numbers again – for the third season in a row.

Of course, on the other side of the coin, we could all be shocked and see three good players brought in before September 1st, and if that happens the squad will be in very decent shape.

We hope that happens, but at the moment the odds on that seem very poor.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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82 comments so far

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    We already have his replacements in the squad, its only LB and ST we are short on.

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  • Mings

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    I’m told Nolan Roux has only been offered to #nufc at this stage, and other players being looked at

    Good player?

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  • Wendall

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Priority is Left back and striker. JB is supposely a CM but moved to RW to fit into the team. We have Orbertan, Raylor and Gosling who can play RW.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    @OttersPocket- Your words-“its only LB and ST we are short on.” 6 days of this transfer window and were ONLY short a LB and ST??? Surely we should have had this sorted by now. We don’t have a single LB when we should have 2 and only 3 CB when we should have 4, like every other squad in the prem.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Nolan Roux would be excellent to get in…

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes Ed, it will be difficult to replace a player who has cost so much and achieved so little.

    Maybe we should send Graham Carr out scouting the prisons, there is bound to be another Joey Barton in there somewhere!

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  • alkinou

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    “NEWCASTLE VISE HOARAU ET ROUX. D’après L’Equipe, Newcastle voudrait toujours faire des emplettes en France. Et selon le quotidien sportif, les Magpies, qui se heurtent au refus de Sochaux pour Mobido Maïga, auraient des vues sur Guillaume Hoarau (PSG) mais surtout sur Nolan Roux (Brest). La clause libératoire de Roux est de 8 millions d’euros.”
    on eurosport.com
    They’re saying that we’re eyeing Hoarau but especially Roux. Also it’s saying that Roux’s release clause is 8mil euros, not sure how much it is in pounds

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8
  • Stuart

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    If we got Nolan Roux it would be class like.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    @7

    About £7m mate

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Agreed otterpocket, ed with all due repect, stop arming the neggers.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    @Wendall- How can Raylor play at LB and on the right of midfield at the same time???? Oh he’s also our back up RB. So if he get’s injured we won’t have a LB and we’ll have lost our back up for RB and RW. Sorted….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    @3

    Not to mention RW is Jonas’s proper position mate

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    How good is Nolan Roux? Is he the same mould as Ba? Or is he the type that moves around and creates space like Bellamy?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been chasing Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon.

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  • Wendall

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    @barry

    I gave 3 options there. Obertan, Raylor and Gosling. Are you telling me it take 3 players to fill RW??

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17

    At the start of the window we needed 1RB 1CB 1LB 1RW and 2 ST

    Now we need 1RB 1CB 2LB 1RW and 1ST haha been a great transfer window thus far

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Oh and a GK forgot about that

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #19

    @16

    LOL

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  • Darling27

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    My thoughts exactly OttersPocket.

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  • Toon666

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #21

    @8 – cap off a “brilliant window” – are you on glue mate??

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #22

    @17

    Why do we need a RB?

    Surely we have a RW?

    LB & ST are still being chased.

    Bringing in Situ who is a class CB

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  • Stuart

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    If we got Santon it would be amazing, really dont see it happening though lol.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #24

    @21

    Whats your problem with the business we have done like?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #25

    wwjbd – obertan is ryt winger, n simpson, rtaylor, perch n tavernier r all ryt backs so we jus need 1cb, 2lb, 1st

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    @23

    Yeah, sadly that is from the Daily Fail

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #27

    @25

    Jonas & Raylor can play RW also

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #28

    barryvenison

    I agree idealy it should of been sorted, but its not as yet, but we do still have time to get them in.
    I was responding to needing a replacement for Barton, which in my opinion we already have.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #29

    okay stop the biggering…..everyone knows fat mike is a c..t…end off. no need to go into details – we all know why barton is leaving,,,,question is are we getting any more players? i hope so..
    pardew always said “judge me on the 31st aug” so ill wait and reserve judgement?

    now can anyone tell me anything about this nolan roux dude – so many is saying hes top dog but have anyone actually seen him play?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #30

    Richy

    RB Simpson has no back up if hes injured we get Perch who isnt good enough

    RW we have Obertan who is very unproven and seems to give up far to easy thus far. Raylor isnt good enough on the wing…as proven last season when he couldnt get into the team and Gosling is mainly a CM/CDM so we have 1 actual RW

    LB and ST should of been in the team before the preseason tour how can the club justify ‘chasing’ them now? Something is wrong with the maths in that

    And Situ? He still hasent signed a deal and if he does he will more than likely rot in the reserves for a few years before being able to set up to the main game. Also he is a french defender and the french game is a lot different to the PL

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #31

    @21, what would do it for you? Our squad is strong, first two games proved this, are you’d rather us be like the unwashed with a new starting 11 with only 1pre and out of the Carling cup on the first hurdle?

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  • Darling27

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #32

    Jonas and Obertan for right wing and Marveaux and Ferguson for left wing. Gosling Guthrie Cabaye Vuckic, Ben Afra, Tiote to name a few. Lots of cover!!!

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  • Toon666

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Sometimes I wonder if the SMBs just troll this site with comments.

    @24 – don’t get me wrong I like Cabaye – great player – great price – awesome bit of business.

    Obertan – looks half decent; Marveux – yet to see him in proper action so I’ll hold back on judgement.

    Ba – Saying as he has Premiership experience and he made Shola look like Pele against Arsenal – That worries me.

    Howvere I like the “players in” column – but the “players out” column just SHOULDN’T have happened.

    And how people can tell JB to “F off” etc etc – he was by far and away our best player last year .

    And let’s not even start with the £45 million that seems to have disappeared…..

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  • Graeme

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #34

    Why would we need to buy a replacement for Joey? We have several players capable of doing Joey’s job already.

    Much more concerned that its taken EIGHT MONTHS to not sign a replacement No. 9 and we have known for over 6 months that we would need a LB but still do not have one – although rumours abound that this could be resolved before the window closes.

    Now, where have I heard that before????

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #35

    Gosling is Barton’s replacement as far as i’m concerned though. Gosling is hugely underrated by Newcastle fans. I think he will be better than Cabaye in a couple of years. Just need to nuture him slowly and steadily, as his injuries are still a concern.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #36

    still no players the optimists must be gettin worried i know pardew is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  • JackButler

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Supporting your club should be a joy, this is like bloody torture.

    Just pay whats need to get the bloody deals done FFS

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  • Darling27

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #38

    Nolan Roux would be class if we got him.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #39

    i actaully think our squad is big enough its just quality we are short off – especially up front…but if the plan is to play 1 up front we actually need to get rid off a coupple of strikers…..

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #40

    **1pts**

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