Alan Pardew Frustrated At No New Signings


Alan Pardew has admitted to being just a little frustrated that Newcastle have brought nobody in since Jose Enrique left the club for Liverpool.

Alan Pardew – at yesterday’s game

And the Newcastle squad has done very well indeed ion winning three of their first three games of the season and drawing the ohet one and are now joint 3rd in the table, behind only the two top Manchester clubs, who slammed two London sides yesterday.

The Red Devils annihilated a pathetic looking Arsenal side 8-2 at home, and City slammed Tottenham 5-1 at White Hart Lane.

But even with the good form shown by Newcastle’s existing squad, Pardew is still keen to strengthen the squad, with Newcastle having made £5M so far in net transfer business this summer.

They have also reduced the wage bill significantly by letting both Joey Barton and Jose Enrique leave, who were getting around £110K/week between them on Tyneside.

“It never worries me about winning games, I never really worry about that.”

“But I am frustrated that we haven’t got a couple of bodies in yet, and I think Derek and Lee and Mike are frustrated as well.”

“Hopefully, we will get it over the line this week.”

The media were trying to make a big thing about Joey Barton leaving for QPR on Friday, but Newcastle didn’t seem to miss Joey too much yesterday.

And the team has stuck together well in all their games so far this season, and with new players still acclimatizing to the Premier League and some good youngsters coming through, things could even be very good this season – dare I say it?.

Alan talked about Joey Barton:

“Joey was great in his time here, especially under me. I enjoyed working with him, contrary to some things you hear – and this and that.

“We had a great relationship and I wish him well. For us, though, we move on and that’s how football is. It moves very, very quickly.

“We have got seven points out of a really tough program and we are pleased with that.”

There is news today that Newcastle are very close to signing Davide Santon from Inter Milan, and the 20 year-old Italian looks a very good young player.

And with so many youngsters playing in the team this season we may have to call them the Newcastle babes (bairns?) or the Pardew babes – or something like that.

But we look forward to Newcastle signing two players at the very minimum, before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

Comments welcome.



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89 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Jails to good for Ashley

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  • Anyone notice how the commentators kept going on about how much Joey was missing for the first 20 minutes yesterday? I maybe wrong but I never heard them mention his name in the second half.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3
  • niffnoff

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    So much Ashley haters on this blog.

    @GG yeah it made me laugh, how all they could say was joey joey joey joey. I still think cabaye is like joey just with no drama, think about it, he even has a little bit of fire. I think that’s to matches now where he’s been in a players face.

    Good match yesterday but I hope we get some bodies in soon and not just shitty loans. I mean real players.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    This just out on twitter on Pieters.

    @nufcfans
    NUFCfans
    PSV have blocked Erik Pieters’ move to #NUFC, reports in Dutch media this morning. #NUFC #fb

    I wonder why they would do that?`Don’t get it.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    So many players have been pretty much signed up this summer yet none of the actually signed…however Santon is cheaper than both Pieters and the Lyon LB so that’s a ‘good’ sign

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Good player but the pressure and criticism the Italians heaped on him is unreal,I cant imagine Jones,Smalling,Flannagan getting that kind of criticism here. He needs a move away from Serie A to get his career back on track

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  • Stuart

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    I dont get how he’s only £5m like but if we pull it off I wont be complaining lol.

    Hope we get Pieters aswell though as he can play LB and cover CB.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    @Klatoon

    I was gonna say that after i read the blog. It seems he needed to step away from the limelight a bit with Cesna and is working his way back to where he was.
    Article said there would be several big clubs after him this summer.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    They blocked as Peiters was willing to go no matter what the price was and PSV have cancelled it now as they have the right to do…

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Alan Pardew is frustrated not getting new signings.
    But MA, DL and Charnley is frustrated too?
    MA is the man with the money.
    DL distrubutes it.
    Charnley negotiates the deals.

    This is more or less how it’s done. Why not just up the bid ffs?
    Doing my head in this… There’s no need to defend them Pards.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Haha they probably blocked it when we dropped the offer to half what we said we would pay

    All parties publicly agreed to the deal if the money was right and now its off

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13

    AP is frustrated… Jaysus what about us?

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  • richard

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #14

    tick tock

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    @WWJBD

    Seems like that is what’s happened. Why argue over £1 million, when u know with a player like Pieters or Cissoko that they’ll have a 70% chance to go for double what u got em for…
    Somethings not right here, not right at all.
    We’re signing these players on 5 year deals, to try to plan ahead, but we don’t plan ahead with resell value?
    Bah…

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  • geoff777

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Get some money spent or on Sept 1st you’re going to see and hear the fans frustration.

    Our wonderful billionaire screws the fans out of their No9 and doesn’t replace him 7 months later …

    No wonder the stadium isn’t full … and that was with some free Fiorentino tickets …

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    AP makes me laugh,he really does.”mike is also frustrated” is that right alan? So why dosent he buy someone then?hes got the money no one else. Seeing best scoring a couple of goals has saved ash a couple of million coz in his eyes now we dont need to buy a new striker. AP reckons 7 points from a tough 3 games, he is deluded as anyone who believes him.we have played 3 teams who havnt won a game yet and who are near the bottom of the league. TOUGH? hes having a laugh. We havnt played anybody yet man, man c, man u, chelsea they are tough alan my old mucker, sadly they think we are worldbeaters now we have 7 from 9. One thing is for sure, we have got all the players we are going to get, i just hope bestie stays fit

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  • Senior

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Boys on Inter site, TODAY!!

    http://www.fcinternews.it/?action=read&idnotizia=56710

    Muntari and Santon

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo
    You know that and I know that but our owner doesn’t? How scary is that!

    If Ashley had given us the AC money think where we could of been at the end of this summer? Europa league my friend! The magical European money pot would of been ours!

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  • Senior

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    I carnt be arsed translating but the word combo and todays date says it all me thinks!!

    Check me out, journo or what!

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Aug 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    If we do get this santon, and for me thats a big if that will be the only signing. Te problem newcastle has is that ashley is only willing to pay 25k a week to any new signings so you have to get young players and then if they are decent we will lose them one or two seasons later, perfect example of this will be tim krul in a year or two. We had apparently signed pieters this time last week now nothng, we have made a very good start but a few injuries and we are cattled, i think people are forgettin we still aint signed andy carrolls replacement as yet and we are powder puff up front

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Talk about changing your mind… Pardew needs to sink his teeth into this at another level as saying that he is frustrated is not going to endear him anymore to me… I want him to be knocking down MA/DL door sayign “Come on – get a move on – Do you want this club to do well?” – — – “Actually dont answer that!!!”

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    Mike will be the happiest man if we won’t sign anyone until windows shut, that’s fact. Our lower attendance is not surprise at all it show how much we hate him. I can see we sign no one this windows. Hopefully I’m wrong.

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  • richard

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #24

    i think pardew has somthing in him, but if ashley doesnt get his finger out he should grow some and walk

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  • Stuart

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    @robertsleftfoot – How do you know MA is only willing to pay £25k a week to new signings? Especially since Cabaye, Ba and Marvaux are on at least 5k-10k a week more than that?

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  • geoff777

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #26

    That isn’t Inter’s official site, just a blogger/journalist.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #27

    if we get santon it should be a loan with a possible permanent .. also he should be played at RB .. then we still need the natural LB, cissokho as well .. that’d be good business as Santon was a top prospect at RB .. not so much at LB ..
    Nevermind this striker we’ve waited nearly 9 months for ..

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  • supervil

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #28

    @Dannyo

    So you’re saying that Pieters or Cissohko will be worth £14mil in 5 years time? I highly doubt that. The new financial restrictions that are coming in to play are going to stop people paying that much for Left Backs. In fact, who pays that for a Left Back now? I’m annoyed that we’ve spent so much time on players that we’re not going to get – PSV never wanted rid of Pieters. PSV have kept moving the posts on his value, and we’re not playing like we did under Freddy Shepherd.

    I don’t, however, believe we’ll bring in a Striker. We also need another Center Back. Nervous times…

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #29

    Santon and Muntari… that not worth €15m… Crazy!!

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #30

    ulleyman Ali “Sulley” Muntari (born 27 August 1984 in Konongo, Ghana) is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Italian club Internazionale. He also has 62 caps for the Ghana national team.

    Do we need another central midfielder????

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  • Senior

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Ex unwashed inbound – It seems to really be a step deal that will see the conclusion of the Ghanaian Sulley Muntari leave Inter to reach the Premier League. In fact, the Newcastle Inter avrebbbe offered 6 million euros for the whole of the player’s Nerazzurri and the leaders seem willing to accept. Despite the midfielder has arrived in Milan for a figure well above (15 million) ‘s Inter need to get rid of his heavy contract piùdi 2 million per season. Now awaits only the formalization.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #32

    @WWJBD

    To partially base player buys on resell value is risky business. Cause there’s a chance they might flop, we know that.
    However, we’ve gotten 5 players in this window, i won’t say they’re all proven just yet, but they’re all needed additions and some are shining already.
    And we’ve signed these for nothing, with whats gone out.
    Player for player, it may look like we’ve improved, but we’re still without key players in some positions, making us basically the same team as last year.

    BUT, as u say, actually using the £35 million on transfer fees only, seeing the bargains we can actually get, we’d be in top 5. Especially watching teams like Tottenham, Everton and Villa being far from strong enough to compete with that 5th spot.
    That spot could’ve been ours if we’ve spent the money right.

    It may be wishfull thinking, but i doubt its far from the truth.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #33

    How much money is MA actually losing from 10,000 fans not showing up?

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  • sweendog

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Senior .. that muntari rumour has me worried .. Tiote springs to mind .. but I think scott parkers move to spurs will stop that speculation

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  • daztoon

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #35

    pardew is covering his back with the being frustrated he already knows we ain’t getting the players in we need.

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #36

    the italian site translated

    Sulley Muntari could come back in the Premier League to wear the black and white jersey of Newcastle. A solution that would make good the speakers Nerazzurri, as the Ghanaian, now discharged by Gian Piero Gasperini will deliver a free, next June. To avoid the risk of not earning a penny, Inter could sell it to the Magpies, interested in Davide Santon. The team manager of St James’ Park, Alan Pardew, Inter could put on the table and take home 15 million package Muntari-Santon.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #37

    @33

    work on the basis of circa £300,000

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #38

    anyway hav u not seen muntaris wages, theyre at least £100,000 a week

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  • sweendog

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #39

    Dannyo .. 5th spot if open .. but we need to strengthen if we are to get there ..we’re just as likely to fight relegation as push for top 8 at the minute .. a few injuries and we’re rightly exposed

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  • sweendog

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #40

    15 mill Muntari/Santon .. think that says it all 🙂

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