Newcastle Board Needs To Explain What Happened


Newcastle failed to sign a top class striker in the summer transfer window, who was good enough to wear the number nine shirt at Newcastle and replace the departed Andy Carroll.

Ashley and Llambias – explanation needed

And since Andy Carroll departed on January 31st,  how come Newcastle have now failed to replace him in all this time?

While I hesitate to criticize the club too much, because you are never privy to exactly what’s going on,  it seems that the Newcastle Board now owe some kind of explanation to Newcastle fans -why no top striker was signed this summer.

And  it also turns out  that the net transfer spending this summer was almost exactly zero,  and that is hardly consistent with the club’s statements, made through manager Alan Pardew  in February, that they would reinvest the Carroll money back into the club.

The players we did sign were good, and some were really good, but the club didn’t get the job done this summer, and we’re now in almost exactly the same position we were in back on February 1st – short of a top striker.

I’ll not drag this out too much, other than to say the Newcastle Board need to explain to the Newcastle fans what exactly happened.

Comments welcome.



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423 comments so far

  • FarAwayGeordie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #1

    They need to be lynched more like it , crooks

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Like that will happen, Ed.

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  • keeganjr

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #3

    FCUK ALL

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  • casmag

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #4

    they won’t,they will get pardew to tell us the cr@p

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #5

    them fcking c@nts want to fck rite off and get the fck away from our fcking club you fckin c@nts we fcking hate you now fck off

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Life goes on, get behind the boys we’ve got now

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  • jon.c

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #7

    why ask them to explain they will give another pack of lies

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #8

    If we dont get at least a loan CB in we’re in deep trouble.

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  • LewSpi

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Pathetic.

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  • maverickman1979

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #10

    there was no intention to buy ashley llambias pardew and sky sports news have mugged us right off. David Craigdeserves an oscar for tonights performance

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  • brighter

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Where is Sturridge?????????????????????

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  • Barras

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #12

    The Striker Search of Summer 2011:

    Gameiro: FAIL
    Erdinc: FAIL
    Maiga: FAIL
    Ruiz: FAIL

    Thats not mentioning Roux (who I personally don’t think we even bid for) and probably many more. Probably for the sake of saving a minimal fee in comparison to Ashley’s overall worth.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #13

    dont care what happened all that matters is they f.u.c.k.e.d. it up

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #14

    ANY LOAN DEALS???

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #15

    No striker, so dissapointing, would’ve topped off a great window tbh.
    And no cover at the back.

    Sad.

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #16

    im pissed right off! cheers shrek heads!!!!

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  • qtoon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #17

    FFS we had CB cover handed to us on a plate in Darnel Situ and he goes to Swansea!?

    Fair play that Bryan Ruiz decided to go to Fulham, but other clubs seem to have more than one negotiation going on at a time?! Where was the backup plan???

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  • Stuart

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Well, today was an utter disappointment then.

    Overall the transfer window was acceptable, but we’ve all known all summer that the main target should have been a top striker, therefore our window would not and will not be complete without one.

    We won’t do badly this season and I still think a top 10 finish is possible, however, with the bit of investment in a quality striker we could definately have pushed for a top 7 finish, if not top 6 (injuries and form permitting).

    Overall, I’m not fuming angry, but I’m definately not overjoyed with this window.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #19

    I WISH DANNY SIMPSON LEFT FOR VILLA

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  • GEORDIE69

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #20

    We are a Rightback, Leftback, Centre Half and three Centre Forwards short of a good squad. Greedy lying b@stards con us again. Good luck with your next interview Pards!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #21

    ashley you are a complete c@nt could you please die tonite thanks

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  • JoeyS

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #22

    We tried hard to get the players but there wasn’t time/player didn’t want to come/ mike was ordering a pizza so the agent couldn’t get through to his phone.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #23

    goes around comes around for liverfools

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  • JGreaves

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #24

    P*ssed off that we havent heard anything even our so called backup of Macheda…

    BUT

    its not over till its over. how secretive have newcastle been about some of the transfers so far. Wouldnt be totally shocked if we sign someone and get the new late on

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #25

    JackWilshere Massive signing! His quality and class is evident for everyone to see! Welcome Mr Benayoun!#ILoveAFC

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  • King_PeeWizzle

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #26

    It Could be worse lads

    Look whats happening to Everton haha

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Ashley wont give a f*** .Pardew will take all the flack.

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Im sick of my life 2nyt!!! Our luck is terrible!!!! Ashley get out of our club we all f ucking hate you

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  • LewSpi

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #29

    “The squad isn’t as good as last year, but with a quality left back and striker, it will be” Alan Pardew.

    Sooo..have we now got a weaker squad than last year then?

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  • maverickman1979

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #30

    David Craig is usually outside our ground, strange today he was at sunderlands training ground !!!!!!! they knew no one was coming in and didnt wanna get chinned outside our ground the rat faced bastad

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Lads, let’s not lose faith, let’s carry on as we are until January and sign our number 9.then!

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  • TimToon9

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #32

    great midfield and somewhat great defence.. only thing missing is the goals, cant see demba ba and best scoring much.. Sad to say, liked MA’s plan for us, but not anymore.. Bad planning to say the least and screams failure under this regime.. There it is, i’m on the dark side,…MA OUT

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #33

    JGreaves – we aint signing anyone else mate

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  • Robin

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #34

    We tried, we tried really hard – This is the answer

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Well this is who were going to buy according to the press;Daniel Sturridge, Nicklas Bendtner , Didier Drogba, Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane, Danny Graham, Hugo Rodallega, Clint Dempsey, Jay Bothroyd, Connor Whickham, Gervinho, Mevlut Erdinc, Kevin Gameoiro, Eren Derdiyok, Park Chu-Young, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Ola Toivonen, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Teteh Bangura , Mohamed Bangura, Miralem Sulejmani, Keirrison, Ante Vukusic, Juan Manuel Martinez , Shane Long, Landon Donovan, Grant Holt, Carlton Cole, Nolan Roux, Papiss Demba Cisse, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Bryan Ruiz González, Modibo Maiga, & Demba Ba
    1 out 40 strike rate for the scribblers

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  • DublinToonArmy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Pair of cowards those two. Please sell up………

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  • jackhope

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Same old dissapointment ! I have a funny feeling we were the un named club to put in a bid for jelavic from rangers

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #38

    I want to know why a club of our stature can’t sign a striker with around 8 months notice. really annoyed right now.

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  • TOON4LIFE_1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #39

    WOW!!!

    fuming, i have been an ashley supporter for a while but now……well what can i say.

    8 months to buy a striker, and we are wasting our time running after goalkeepers in the last week of the transfer window. WTF??? ed you are right we need some explanation as to what has happened.

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  • Mac

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Drank too much in all the excitment. Think i will stay up until midnight.

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