Newcastle Leaving It Very Late – Again


It will be interesting to see how many players Newcastle can bring into the club, by the time the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday.

Alan Pardew – wants two or three over the line by Wednesday
And we have to hope Newcastle fans are feeling better on Thursday morning than they were on February 1st,  after Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool, and nobody was brought in to replace him.

And there’s a case to be made that Carroll’s transfer has ultimately led to Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton leaving the club, as they doubt Newcastle’s ambition.

Newcastle are again leaving it very late in the transfer window this time around,  and have again let a top player leave very late in the game, and we don’t think Newcastle will be able to bring in a suitable replacement for Joey Barton.

Even the club that signed him have said they were surprised at being  able to land a player of Joey’s ability on a free transfer.

We are still waiting for Jose Enrique to be replaced, although either Erik Pieters of PSV or Aly Cissokho of Lyon should be coming through the door soon, and before the window closes.

As far as a striker goes, we have no idea who, if anybody, the club will be able to get through the door by Wednesday, but the Board have known all summer long that they need an additional new striker to Demba Ba, but nobody has yet been signed.

Not good.

And the departure of Joey Barton to QPR, just five days before the window closes, means they will need assess the squad and see who else they may need to bring in over a short three days.

This is what Alan told the Sunday Sun today, when asked about Joey Barton and a potential replacement:

“That’s something I’m discussing, the type of players we bring in,”  “So that’s a possible yes.”

That’s a possible yes doesn’t exactly fill you with too much confidence.

The transfer window in January was a terrible one for Newcastle fans, and most of the disaster happened on the very last day, January 31st, when we sold Andy Carroll, brought in  an injured Stephen Ireland on loan, and sent Xisco off on a loan deal to Deportivo, and the club had already loaned out Wayne Routledge to QPR.

And from Feburary 1st, the club were short of a decent striker, and we still are.

Alan continued:

“There will only be a sense of relief when the window closes if we get these two players in, otherwise I will be disappointed,” (you’re right there)

“We’ve had a great start and I think the players have proved they are committed to Newcastle.”  “The club is everything. It’s not about the owner, the manager, the players, it’s about the club and the fans.”

“So we’ve represented all that very well, but we have to continue to do that and we need a stronger group of players – I need to see that.’”

“There are three or four players I think can take this club forward and I’ve put those names to the board. When I say three or four, I mean two to three to sign, but a choice.”

“My job is to put pressure on the board to try to get these guys over the line.”

The Newcastle Board are leaving it late again,  but if they can get three good players through the door in the next three days, including a left-back and a  good striker, then  Newcastle should be in good shape, after all.

And we need a win today at to Fulham, so that we are high up in the league by tonight, which can only help the transfer negotiations going on.

Well we hope they are going on.

Howay The Lads!!

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116 comments so far

  • alip123

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Well, lets get in a striker and a left back, and that will do until January.

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  • Burni

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Alip.

    I agree bud, i think i’d be happy if we get them!

    We NEED a cb two lb’s and 2 strikers

    We probs will get one lb and one striker, im still clinging onto the idea of sturridge on a loan……..

    Ashley is sensibly waiting to see if prices can be reduced…… I hope he does not leave it too late!!!

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    If we don’t have two players in by Wednesday there will be major, and l mean major repercussions from the fans.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    We only seem to be able to sell players at short notice. So not too confident of a striker coming through – unfortunately the good start o the season means that FAtAsh does not feel under pressure to buy. However, injuries are mounting up and the likes of Ba is yet to find his form

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    pleassse sign aly and roux now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Burni – prices dont go down towards the end of the window – you just have to see £35M for avatar for proof

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  • geordiedownsouth

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    LADS PIETERS IS DEFO HERE ‘CCNUFCBLOG’ on twitter is Craig Coozy the only reliable source so thats one in defo just need to get a striker now!!! V happy!!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s close to squeaky bum time lads

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    itunderhill – why? Every window is the same and yet they still turn up. Todays match against Fulham was a great opportunity to apply financial pressure but there will still be 50K in the ground

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  • aussiemag

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Assley has his fingers in a few pies and he will wait to the last moment to see who else comes in for them cause he loves a gamble and it is also a massive stroke to his over enflated ego if he can outbid someone else in getting a player, but at times like these anyone can play him, cause it doesnt take much to start a rumour, i mean take a look at some of the BS we have been talking about in the last couple of weeks!
    HWTL

    If anyone is after links for tonights game i have posted them in the last story

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    @ITUNDERASHELL

    You can bet your ass on that.

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    me and my mates have got a sweep for which toon player gets sold on Aug 31, I drew Tiote, think I might have good chance of winning some money

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    aussiemag – Ashley outbidding?????? It appears he offers derisory amounts and then says the club went for them but a deal couldnt be done.

    Possibly a couple of no namer loans b4 the 11pm deadline

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    we don’t need 3 or 4 signings Pardew. Just push the board to get the much needed striker and left-back area. How much pushing do you need to do to get a left-back.

    its such a critical area and we have not a single natural left back in the entire squad. and Pardew still needs to push the board for it? LOL!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    BurnsieBen Ben
    Maiga agent Karim Aklil: “He played on Thursday condition that the club allowed him to leave this month, providing they find a replacement.”

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    thai mag – hope you are wrong, but it wouldnt be that wild a move for FatAsh and co

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    JB – provideing they find a replacement (Big caveat) We could offer them Ranger

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    why does he need to put preasure on the board ?? if we are all rowing in the same direction(which we are clearly not) then they would have had these players in long before now, esp a goal scorer,
    they got 35 mil of free money for a home grown player, then say they spent it on wages, which is a load of tosh,

    i hope they get the players they want, but i have his speach already in my head, the deals wernt right for the club 🙁

    i really feel sorry for the guy (pardew) he could be a good coach if he had some back bone, he seems to come across as a friend and not a boss 🙁

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #20

    CynicalasEva I know but perhaps they have an owner who doesn’t take close to eight months to find a replacement

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #21

    ogic would suggest that little is going to happen now, given that we have had so long to get the players needed. My best best is either
    1. A left back and no striker
    2. 2 loans

    If we dont get it sorted, its going to be interesting to hear the comments of The Ashley Defenders on here.

    Perhaps the club will spin the yarn that 10 mill was demanded for a left back….and we wouldnt be held to ranson….and the boys will say how right we are not to be ripped off etc …..Yawn.

    Come on Mike, spend some money.

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Aug 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Howabout Andy Johnson for Barton?
    He should falling out of favor after nasri’s arrival, very good, still young!
    Don’t think his wages should be too high, just convince the lad since he’s geordie 🙂

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  • Stuart

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    The rumour of Pieters being at the game today seems to have been blown out of the water, apparently he’s playing for PSV today according to newcastlerumours.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    WE have still to hear teh reture from injury of Ferguson, Guthrie and HBA is ‘like signing three new players’ and you wonder why I am soooooo cynical

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Any chance of Maiga and Nolan Roux? We could then sell off Best and Ranger, Shola and Sammy could be back up for us. Then we’d only need a left back…

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  • dmac

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    I hope you mean Adam and not Andy, besides isnt he a smoggy and not a geordie? Id deff take him regardless.

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #27

    Damn, meant Adam johnson

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    …we had five targets yesterday….now thats dropped to 4? 3 days left so at that rate we will sign a player

    Or we will still have a target for January

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  • Stuart

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    I hate all the names for the positive fans, Ashley Defenders, Ashley’s gay love brigade, Ashley backers, whatever you call them.

    I suppose I’m one according to you lot but I absolutely hate the man. I just dont think we’re in as bad a situation as other’s seem to think.

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  • nick_9

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    catchy in norway: my thoughts exactly, surely the owner thinks we need these players to. I bet he is loving sameobi scoring a few goals, he’s no doubt already suggested him being our new striker instead of buying one. I still think we need more than a lb and a striker but if we get those two positions filled i will be happy enough. Still think we should of kept Tavernier at the club but hey ho. Also quite gutted we didnt sign shane long, he looks an energetic player we could have done with.
    I suspect fulham will be equally as tough as arsenal and sunderland so if we drew with them i wouldnt grumble to much.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Anyone else read the interviews given by Pardew today to the sun?
    Imo, the man says all the right things when it comes to commenting on the games, he sees the same thing i see when i watch a football match.
    That assures me ALLOT.
    Still not happy with some of his starters at times tho.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Newcastle selling Barton, Enrique, Noland and Carroll is like ceool selling gerrard, kuyt, carragher and ???? also like manure selling Ferdinand, Neville, Scholes and Beckham when in their prime… Its the back bone!!

    Can this work??

    Who knows, you have to remember these were the players that got us relegated!!!

    We will see on wednesday how much of a gambler FATTY is my money is on 2 maybe 3 players coming in but the more its in the papers the more it seems like sh!te…

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #33

    coell – CESSPOOL thats meant to say

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #34

    Dannyo it doesn’t matter if he says the right ythings its what he does is the important thing mate

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #35

    ‘The club is everything. It’s not about the owner, the manager, the players, it’s about the club and the fans.”’

    If only MA felt this way we might actually have a strong enough squad. Truth is it’s not about the club and the fans, it’s about money. I’m looking forward to wednesday- expecting an upheavel on this blog given the amount of people who have reserved judgement until 1st sept, or will they just accept the latest spin when not enough players are signed. Relegation is a reality with no goals in the team.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #36

    Dannyo, Pardew knows his stuff about football and has shown that time and again. He’s a mile ahead of Hughton. But MA is murdering him and us, and i cant see us beating Fulham, which is a sad statement to have to make.

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #37

    @34

    exactly, though I’d say what Pardew can and can’t do is dictated by the poison above his head.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #38

    Dannyo
    In all honesty as a manager Pardew I am mostly happy with him I just wish he had more power over transfers and a owner that would back him.

    He seems to know where he wants the club to go and the types of players he wants, Carr (and co) then finds them and both are told look for cheaper or just simply no

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  • Slank Loogan

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    ‘………Newcastle are again leaving it very late in the transfer window this time around………’

    Ed,

    Ask youself…

    Tell me, how many clubs are still in the market for players?

    Tell me, have all the other teams finished their spending?

    Tell me, is Newcastle the only club looking to buy?

    Tell me, are more players bought and sold in the last few days of the transfer window than at the start of the transfer window?

    Tell me, how long did the club take to buy Cabaye, Marveaux, Ba, Obertan, Tiote or Gosling? The fact is I doubt you or anybody else outside the club know because the club tends to do its business on the quiet often with a gagging clause.

    The first the fans know is when the club announces it.

    We only know about the players mentioned as possibles for left back and forward positions because of the press (primarily), agents (less so) and other clubs (especially some French) mention it.

    It’s not the fatman, it’s when the fatlady stops singing that we should show our angst.

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  • Phil K

    Aug 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #40

    We need players in. We DON’T need players OUT.
    I have a bad feeling about Colo being shoved out the door, with the resultant holes in defence, and two coming in.
    Yes, we have some great kids coming through, but they need time.

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