Shearer Unimpressed With Newcastle Summer Spending – It Was Net Zero


Alan Shearer doesn’t see Newcastle owner Mike Ashley changing his frugal ways at Newcastle anytime soon.

Alan Shearer – that’s how Ashley operates

The net spending at the club over the summer was a big net zero, with these permanent ins and outs at the club:

OUT

Sol Campbell – released
Shefki Kuqi – released
Kevin Nolan – £4.5M – West Ham
Wayne Routledge – £2M – Swansea
Jose Enrique – £5.5M – Liverpool
Joey Barton – free agent – QPR

IN

Yohan Cabaye – £4.5M – Lille
Demba Ba – free agent – West Ham
Sylvain Marveaux – free agent – Rennes
Mehdi Abeid – free agent – Lens
Gabriel Obertan – £3M – Man United
Davide Santon – £5M – Inter Milan
Rob Elliot – £300K – Charlton

So if those figures are accurate Newcastle spent around £300K this summer, so it was really a wash, since those figures are best estimates.

This is what Alan Shearer had to say to the Daily Telegraph on Friday evening about the summer spending at Newcastle:

“When you look at it and what’s going on and how they’re operating the club now, that’s the way they do things,”

“It will be extremely tough for them to get back into the top six or seven because of the finances. When you compare Newcastle to other clubs I think Newcastle will be all right.”

“But there’s nothing between seventh and bottom, only millimeters. The difference is maybe getting a goalscorer who is going to score 22-23 goals a season.”

“They want to establish themselves in the Premier League without spending ridiculous money.” “I can understand Alan Pardew’s frustration.”

“People were maybe looking for a marquee signing because of Andy Carroll leaving, but in fairness they’ve started the season well.”

There were no apologies either from Derek Llambias in his statement of Friday to Newcastle fans.

Derek basically said Newcastle will not make any panic buys, and pointed out the club had brought in some good players over the summer.

We think Alan Pardew may think he’s joined a very poor club in December, and a thrifty one for sure.

The Tyneside club have made £35M in transfer profits this year, and have failed to replace the player they got that money for – Andy Carroll.

It really seems quite plain now that Ashley is more concerned at balancing the books at Newcastle, than in creating a good team, and that’s why Jose Enrique and Joey Barton have left Newcastle in the last few weeks.

That seems to be the simple truth.



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89 comments so far

  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #1

    First!!!]

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Before I go: I heard rumours of Pardew kicking off with the board – has anybody heard that?

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  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Nothing much more to say than that A&L are a couple of tw@ts…

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #4

    @Thump

    I’d be surprised if he didn’t mate.

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  • Andy

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Thump i read it in the daily star so i am not too sure but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit considering he is the one made to look like a prat which makes his job much harder than it already is!

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  • bren32

    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #6

    If we win our next two games and both best and ba score in them do ya think the fans will give the team a chance ?? probably not,,,,I wish Best had of played for Ireland tonight, If he had we would have won,, Keane is not fit to lace his boots.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #7

    why doe people keep saying Jose was sold for £5.5m the fee was £15m or have you all forgot the ugly scouser told us it was a done deal, that’s why Liverpool list it as undisclosed, we should be able to get the correct fee as its all disclosed to the Fifa database.

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  • niffnoff

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #8

    People call him a puppet in reality. He is a man in a job which makes him humiliated in front of everyone.

    He’s actually a good manager considering the reputation he built from West Ham and such. But the problem he has is the board will not take on the risks on higher players. I don’t get why. Ah well windows over, back to the football. Solid win for England. Now for tuesday. Then back to the real matter of Newcastle 😛

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  • Tonytoon73

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Thump its funny how we have not heard a word from Pardew.

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  • boater

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #10

    To be honest – Pardew has been made to look a complete phoney.. he’s got to be smarting. Having said that, I still reckon he was brought in as a willing middle man for the upcoming overhaul- he was probably aware of what was going down, or else he would walk now.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #11

    @bren32

    I’d give the team a chance regardless mate.
    What i’m looking the most forward to is seeing our passing game improve and how much service our strikers will get.

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  • boater

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #12

    bren32 – I’m sure they’ll be hero worshipped after a goal or two.. especially at the moment. Ba was the toast of the toon just for getting his first shot away against fulham.

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  • West_End_TooN

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Alrite lads 1st post here im gutted we didint get a number 9 in through the door but i think Ba will come good just needs more games .but things could be worse we could be like everton or wigan or like the teams that come up with nothing

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  • naithaniel

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Llambias saying they didn’t want to make any knee jerk reaction buys is unbelievable. They had 8 months to get the job done, we shouldn’t have been in the situation we were in to even consider panic buying, all out business should’ve been taken care of prior to deadline day.

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  • naithaniel

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #15

    our*

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardew is spineless and part of the problem, he did his best to throw the Fulham game bringing on smith when young Sammy should have been the wise choice, but know we get not yesterdays man no Mr 1998 smith.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #17

    I don’t live far from SJP but can’t say I heard anything 😉

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  • Graeme

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #18

    Nothing FCB does is a surprise, he has only ONE interest at heart – and thats FCB. He will reduce this club to ashes and as long as he makes a return on his “Investment” he will be happy.

    The club doesn’t really matter, the team doesn’t really matter, the ONLY thing that matters is making as much as possible from NUFC – current estimates are around £43 Million in transfer fees alone since he took over excluding the current war-chest of £35 million!!

    Stop giving him YOUR money, it is the only thing he would react to!! Hit him where he lives – attack his wallet!!

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  • Andy

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #19

    “Pardew is spineless and part of the problem, he did his best to throw the Fulham ”
    erm what? You honestly think pardew was trying to throw that game. That is crazy!

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #20

    dave 1961, do you know how to find out the information on player sales from the fifa database?

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle Net spend:
    2011-2012 -£5,500,000
    2010-2011 -£29,964,000
    2009-2010 -£18,290,800
    2008-2009 -£5,478,000

    Net spend -(minus)£59,232,800

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #22

    I have supported the toon for over 25years n have never felt so disilusioned,angry and totally peed off with the situation at OUR club,i am seriously considering never going back to SJP and that is something i thought i would nevet say,sorry if i sound like a neggar but my patience has run out,i have spent thousands over the years following home n away n i am seriosly fed up

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #23

    I have done a quick check and I had loads of Fifa game, I will look into it this week, Andy I meant another west brom.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #24

    OK dave cool.

    That last figure I posted has got me thinking, we are under the impression we broke even (within a few £hunderd k’s) this summer but the figure is

    2011-2012 -£5,500,000

    That could mean the extra £5.5 mil came from the Enrique sale which instead of it being £5.5 mil would infact be £11 million.
    Interesting

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  • manxpie

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #25

    mactoon all that tells me is where closer to sellin lol i read on nufc forum that there was a japanese consortium ligned up to buy us cud be true i don’t no but the more ashley takes back the more likly the sale goes through

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #26

    must go now but I will get on the case the morra I have some emails of the Fifa delegates so I will send a request for access to the database, or I know a couple of lads who could just take what I want as long as it does not break any UK laws. I will have to check that we don’t have an extradition treaty with the Swiss.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #27

    manx, I do hope you’re right but I’m not gonna hold my breath.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #28

    lol dave be careful…. ha ha super spy 😉

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  • Mike Ashley

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #29

    How stupid are you people ??? Alan Pardew asks “How High” when i say jump..i own the bitch

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Shearer Should put a consortium together and save Newcastle, Just like how Niall Quinn Did at the mackems ..

    ASHLEY NEEDS TO GO !

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  • magpiebop

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #31

    Next home game we should have a stand up protest where every fan in the ground stands up all game and backs the team wii 100% vocal support. They can’t arrest us all!

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  • magpiebop

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #32

    UNITED WE STAND

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  • the_besty_show

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #33

    Sick of hearing he hasnt been replaced, we sold a striker we got a striker(ba). Thats a replacement. Might not be as good but its gunna do his confidence a lot of good when everybodys shouting why didnt ya get a striker about the place. Obviously we needed another striker but its not a replacement for carroll we need, we needed a striker before we sold carroll and we are back in that boat now

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  • aussietoonfan

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #34

    man·ag·er
    ? ?[man-i-jer]
    noun
    a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.

    own·er
    ? ?[oh-ner]
    noun
    a person who owns; possessor; proprietor.

    fan
    [fan]
    noun
    any device (or so called NUFC fan) for producing a current of air (normally the HOT kind) by the movement of a broad surface or a number of such surfaces. (Namely the fat mouth)

    sup·port·er
    ? ?[suh-pawr-ter, -pohr-]
    noun
    a person or thing that supports.
    an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.

    Attention ALL supporters there are four categories here. Look for yours and follow to the letter. DO NOT try to do more than two jobs as you should really only concentrate on one. Some of you can’t even do that successfully.

    I wish you all the very best of luck.

    p.s. I, myself am only qualified to do the last but technically have jumped to another to help all the unsure of you out there.

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  • Kurt

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #35

    night out, but still thinking about our shite charmain/owner. If only I had the money to get those idiots out of our club.

    One day, one day it will happend.

    good night,,,,,

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #36

    1) previously we spend lots of money on wages for useless players those Luque, Owen, Xisco and Smith. What mike ashley done is 100% BUSINESS. we will only challenge Europe maybe in 3 years time (pessimisticly)
    2) We get rid of players with bad attitude on barton and jose enrique and got a GREAT player (and future leader) on Cabaye
    3) We got lots of young players – Albeid, Vuckic, Shane Ferguson
    4) We are still waiting for HBA – people tend to forget how good he is!
    5) Most of the fans are complaining for after 3 games – we got 7 out of 9 and still unbeaten. 33 points (out of 35 games) to go to avoid relegation

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #37

    where does shearer say he’s not impressed?
    and Dave your talkin tosh mate we did not sell Enrique for £15million no way on earth it was anymore than £10million.. look at Clichy he’s twice the player Enrique is and hes a full international had a year left and he only went for 6 or 7.. and your saying enrique is more than double, dont be so stupid also as if fifa are going to say aw yeah no bother here’s access to all our files if they did that it then it would all be public knowledge in the first place

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #38

    Brutoon – you seem pretty sensible mate, what you on here for haha

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  • shabunkin

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #39

    why are we suddenly accountants ….why do we give a fk who owns us , we never have before , all that matters is the 12 pints the 11 black n whiters on the park n then the next 12 pints …suck fake !

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  • bren32

    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #40

    Cheeky bid in January for Carroll,,,say ten Mill ???

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