Three New Signings In Four Days Seems Highly Unlikely


There doesn’t seem to be much new news this morning on the status of Erik Pieters.

Erik Pieters – in Newcastle for a medical?

The news yesterday was that finally Newcastle had agreed a fee with PSV for their Dutch International left-back,  and reports in Holland said that Erik was on his way yesterday to Newcastle to have his medical.

The Journal this morning cites that story, but adds no more new news, but doesn’t deny those facts either.

There are just four days left in the transfer window after today, and still no new arrivals in at Newcastle since Gabriel Obertan was signed on August 9th, and we’ve lost Hose Enrique and Joey Barton since Gabriel arrived.

Newcastle need a left-back, a striker, and hopefully a replacement for Joey Barton who signed on at QPR yesterday, and is likely to make his debut against Newcastle in two weeks time at Loftus Road.

Alan Pardew is hoping that a deal will have been completed by Newcastle for Pieters in time for the player to play tomorrow against Bolton, but that’s looking a little unlikely now, unless he signs within a few hours.

Erik Pieters has known about the Newcastle interest for at least two weeks, and doesn’t know which team he will be playing for on Sunday:

“If a club from the Premier League says they want you, and that is the case, then you know the financial means they have,”

“Whether I play for PSV at Excelsior on Sunday or am already at Newcastle I do not know.” “I have not seen much of Newcastle myself but my friend Tim Krul keeps me informed.”

Newcastle also have an interestd in Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho, who is said by the French press to be more than anxious to join Newcastle,  but his fee may be too high (around £9M?) for Newcastle, and Pieters would seem the better value at around £7M.

This is what Alan Pardew said, when asked if new players would be arriving soon:

“I am hoping so, but the finance side of it is out of my hands.” “I have highlighted the players I want and I am hoping the board will get them over the line as quickly as they can.”

That’s what Alan has been saying for the last two months, but of course getting the new players into the club is not his job, and the transfer business is led by Derek LLambias with help from Secretary Lee Charnley.

We have to hope the powers that be at Newcastle will bring in three new players  by Wednesday night, and that doesn’t include the 20 year-old French youngster Danny Situ, who is due to sign on at the club after a successful trial.

But bringing in three new players over the next four days seems highly unlikely, but you never know.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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67 comments so far

  • scdoty

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Really starting to loose the last of my patience with MA & DL, never been a lover but always hoped for a miracle.

    Point to note, I really do like AP though, thInk he is really trying hard for NUFC. and truly believe he now realises he has also been lied to.

    Not a puppet, just lied to. Start getting behind him guys. Give him support he deserves.

    HWTL

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    What do i think Ed?
    I think you’re right!

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  • Stuart

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    We’ll be lucky to get a LB, nevermind a striker and any other players we might want.

    Seems so long since our last signing. Oh wait, it was…

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  • JackButler

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Something better happen soon as I don’t want to go over to the Dark Side, just get the deal done

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  • scdoty

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Damn missed my chance to be a moron and type 1st.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #6

    scdoty

    I agree with you. AP is not a puppet, he just keep’s on getting lied to. This board (MA and DL) are liars and it’s been proven in court. I was willing to give them 1 last chance this summer to see what they’d do.. well they haven’t done a lot and we’ve sold our 4 key players of last season.. just great.

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  • andy

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #7

    couldnt agree with the first comment anymore! well said scdoty

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    TBF we’re probs not gona sign anyone, and then wot happens if coloccini and saylor get injured wen willo’s injured we’ll b rite up sh’te creek no cover for cb, no lbs, sh’t “strikers”

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Behind Jonas Gutierrez’s beard there is no chin, only another fist

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Stuart. We signed Situ the other day… wasnt that long mate.. 😛

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s a Dutch international so he must be canny.they don’t really have shite players.get you’re wallet out Ashley and pay the 9 mill ffs.

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  • kjartan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Ashley is destroying OUR club! What can we do?
    We have had a good start of the season, but its just matter of time before its going downhill…

    Money from TV rights, transfers.. Totally disapered.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #14

    @Pieter Piper

    Not signed him yet mate, was on the verge of signing, but not yet.
    Nothing on the nufc websites.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    haha, forgot about him. Fine, its been awhile since we last signed someone for the first team.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    Haha i reckon Pardew is slowly starting to lose the will to live with the job he has in front of him… On the 1 hand he has us fans willing the club to buy at least 1 highly rated player and on the other you have the fat man playing football manager not out of enjoyment just for pure profit.

    Maybe in 3-4 years time when fatty has his money back then he may actually start to spend on the squad again. I am still remaining optimistic that we will get at least 2… or maybe fatty sees them 2 French trialists as “new signings” even though they won’t make their breakthough untill next year

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  • Stuart

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Hahah Jack thats class!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Allot of rumours and tweets linking us with Bryan Ruiz.

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Unlikely? No chance. Club is a joke. Manager lies, llambias lies, Ashley lies. Yet muppets accept this.

    Our team is considerably weaker than this time last year and there is only one direction we are heading.

    Ashley must go.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Stuart I’m gonna post that throughout the day mate, it may’d be laugh and there are a lot on here who need to smile a bit 😉

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    scdoti @1

    spot on mate

    pardews attitude towards MA&DL cheanged dramaticlly in the last month

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    @9 lol.u been watchin family guy mate

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  • HENDAS-NUFC

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #24

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wake me up when theres real news on signing on the dotted line

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  • scdoty

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #25

    @kingkev

    AP doesn’t know he is telling lies, it’s only once he finds out he has been lied to. Then he knows he told a lie, get behind him.

    As for them two fat turds upstairs I could not agree more.

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #26

    @ post 1,
    Exactly he’s realising it, damn sickening keep remembering this 35million “will be spent” for me we’ve made profit!

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #27

    we will buy a lb. probably the dutch guy, and a striker.

    but still, i don’t think we are stronger, comparing last year.

    by the way- if we buy carlton call, what kind of reception he will get from the toon army? boo on his first game? or u will give him a chance?

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #28

    i’d start vuckic and sameobi against fulham

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #29

    carlton COLE*

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #30

    @israeli_fan

    Carlton Cole is a waste of money. We should just save the money and go with what we have. That would be just as good.
    Cole would be just another player we’d want to leave next year.

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    @JackButler 11 + 16
    lol – Good link

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  • scdoty

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #32

    @israeli

    I’ve noticed it also, he doesn’t promise anything anymore, hence he knows he is being lied to.

    The last thing we need is him walking out, if we te fans let him know we want him. Regardless if you don’t. (because no one else will have the job) he will feel wanted and we will get the best Out of him.
    HWTL

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #33

    3 players we need more than that, we need a barton replacement, a left back, a right back and two strikers. they’ve gradually got the fans expectations down over the transfer window by signing one player and quickly shipping a few out the back door while they talk sh1te about the new players we’re definitely gonna buy, and the number of players they say we’re definitely gonna buy keeps going down and down. i think we may get a left back and that is it. but we should be getting pieters, santon at rb, barnetta, maiga and sturridge.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #34

    Kingkev

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    I’ll have to say it again

    You have to the most depressing and repetitively boring individual on the planet.

    It must have killed you the last 2 weeks when your game plan didn’t go to plan and we drew with Arsenal and beat Sunderland at Sunderland and Scunny away in the cup. That smells of team spirit to me.

    Please just stop your endess whining.
    You have never got anything constructiive to say but you just seem to feel the need to bring everyone down again and again. Please stop. Please …..!!!!!!!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    If Cole comes anywhere near this club that will be it for me, the lad is shyte, always has been always will be, we already have question marks over our strikers, we don’t need to add another to list

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Agree with you dannyo.

    what is your opinion on bellamy? i dont understand why none of the big clubs buy him.

    he was by far the best city player 2 years ago.
    but then again, a johnson was the best last year and now he hardly makes the bench.

    Mancini for me is one of the worst managers in the PL

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #37

    leazes upper

    aye mate haha

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #38

    The giraffe was invented when Jonas Gutierrez uppercutted a horse

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #39

    I don’t think We will get a Striker or a New Midfielder by Wednesday . Probably Get Pieters as we will use the Money from Jose Enrique and the Wages that were free’d up by Joey Barton… If we get a New Striker and a Midfielder I will Eat My Wooley Hat !!!!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #40

    I agree Carlton Cole is Not the Man. Ba Is To Similar to Shola and With Cole we will have 3 Sholas. Who needs Cole When we Can Use Young Sammy !!!!!! At Least Sammy Knows were the Goal is !!!

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