War Chest To Be Made Available To Pardew In January


Ever since the transfer window closed there have been noises coming out of Newcastle that Alan Pardew will be given a war chest of funds for January.

Erik Pieters – wouldn’t pay out the money for this Dutchman

But if that’s the case, where was the war chest in the summer?

It’s  probably a PR move by the Newcastle Board to try to calm the Newcastle fans, who are less than happy that a new number 9 has not been bought with the Carroll cash.

But apart from that, Newcastle did quite well in the summer transfer window,  and if they had brought in  a top striker on Wednesday, we would have been singing a different tune, for sure.

Alan Pardew, who seems to get to speak for the Newcastle club, especially in difficult situations, has yet to be questioned about Wednesday’s failure to secure a striker,  on the very last day of the transfer window.

There’s really nor much he can say, as the word seems to be Newcastle were simply not willing to pay out money for their targets.

Take the left back situation as one example.

Newcastle got £6M from Liverpool for Jose Enrique,  and 23 year-old Dutch International Erik Pieters was available for £6M from PSV,  but Newcastle wouldn’t pay it, and instead they haggled and haggled until they gave up on Erik, and a fee was never agreed with PSV.

Presumably they could have signed him on the very next day after Jose left us, if they had been willing to use all of the money they got for Jose, but no, that’s not the way of this Newcastle Board.

Mind you, on the positive side, they have done some terrific deals these last 18 months, since a certain Graham Carr has been the Chief Scout. Graham seems to have a good eye for a good player, which is so important to make the Newcastle strategy of buying young players a success.

But you can overdo it on the thrift side of  things, which is what we think happened in the last few days, as they sought valiantly to bring in a top striker.

What we would hope for,  is that Newcastle line up a top striker and a top defender over the next few months, and bring them in on January 1st, which would be almost the exact opposite of what happened on Wednesday.

We continue to live in hope, and now we must now beat QPR a week on Monday.

Howay The Lads!!



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74 comments so far

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    1st!

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  • gorgonzola

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    WOOHOOO!!!!! YES YEES YEEESSSS I GOT IT !!! YESS!!!

    rofl…

    Warchest …? AHHAHHAHA F****N LIIIIEEEESSSSSS

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  • Conan The Destroyer

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Call me crazy but have we not heard that before.. I don’t know I could be wrong.. Pffft idiots!

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    See? Everyone got this prediction wrong! They all said this would be announced on the 1st of September, not the 2nd! 🙂

    I’m very sure the old war-chest will look great in the dressing room; the players left by then can all store their kits in it.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    To be honest, i actually laughed when i saw the title.

    Transfer?? Warchest?? Avaiable in January??

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We don’t even pay 250k for Situ and good terms to join our club, and we are talking about warchest. HAHAAHHAHAHAHAH!!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Absolute utter bull the fat man is sat there laughing at us still and his PR man comes out with the suggestion to release this statement 2 days after they could have and should have actually spent some money.

    Utter bullsh@t

    Complete w@nkers run this club

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  • Dude

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Horse poo. The only way we will be spending a fiver in Jan is after we’ve sold Tiote, Coloccini and possibly Krul as well. Ed, please don’t trot out this garbage, it devalues an otherwise fine blog.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Maybe the warchest is to store pies and sandwiches for Fat Ash.

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  • NUFC Norway

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    I dont think MA will be at the club in january. he made his profit now and will sell the club before he has to spend in january. Well thats what i hope.

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  • Conan The Destroyer

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Gorgonzola seriously dude! how old are you? 6!

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Doesn’t Pieters’ contract expire end of this season?

    Without the PL experience that José has I really don’t think we were in the wrong to not want to pay £6m for him.

    We have Santon in, wwe can pick Pieters up if not inJanuary then at the end of the year for nowt!

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #12

    NUFC Norway…please stop raising our hopes 😉

    …ok…Hope you’re right but I’ll believe that when I see it…which is a quote said by a lot on here during the window.

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  • Jezza

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Yes I can just see it now, 2nd February 2012. Having sold Tim Krul and Cheik Tiote in the January window and failed to sign anybody Newcastle United announce that there will be a substantial warchest for Pardew in the summer window.

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  • Dude

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #14

    NUFC Norway – I am also convinced Lardy Mike is preparing for a sale. I am though very worried about which scumbag will wipe his back end on us next.

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  • hitman

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #15

    MetroRadioNews Metro Radio News
    This morning’s Journal reports #nufc will release a statement to fans later, breaking their silence after failing to sign a new striker.
    44 minutes ago

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Ollieh51 I understand the reasoning re Pieters…grudgingly; and tbf I think most do; its the lack of getting a decent striker in which goads most

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  • Dude

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Jezza, the upside to that is that attendances might finally crash. That is the only thing that would push Lardy to either invest in some players or sell the club.

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  • Abbott

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #18

    shall we judge the truth in this potential war chest on the same basis as the former quote :

    Alan Pardew: “We are delighted with the additions so far, but we are still working hard in the market. “Work in the transfer market can only be judged on August 31.”

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #19

    @NUFC Norway // Sep 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    By my estimation for Ashley to recoup his investments into the club, he needs atleast another 40million pounds from us. So another 40million worth of transfers will have to be funded from us.

    So Tiote and Collocini might fund about 25million of that 40million. There is still a remaining 15million of sale we have to do. I don’t know from where its going to come from. Jonas, Leon Best(if he scores 20 goals) maybe?

    So there is still some time to go before Ashley sells. Maybe another couple of years. We have to bear with it, and expect more cheap signings and hoping for the best.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #20

    48 hrs to release a statement, they must be surely hiding

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #21

    This another PR stunt just like the Bryan Ruiz bid, is just to prevent empty stadium. He just hopes we will continue filling the stadium. Which we will.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Bollocks – let me give you an insight into what is happening at Newcastle.From the day Carroll was sold it was the intention to bring in 1 striker (Demba Ba) Carr has been on scouting trips -YES. However Ashley used this as a front(£100,000 spent on flights and hotels – yes. Spend money £8 – £12 million – NO – its a front,Ashley is prepared to write off £100,000 to give the impression we are trying and had no intention of spending £12 million on a forward. People will say we offered £10 – 12 million on deadline day- YES we did but it was a front. Offer big transfer fee however offer the player a pittance of a wage/bonus etc. The player is obviously going to decline the personnal terms -ITS ALL A FRONT. ASHLEY wants his money back!!!!!!! In January we will sell Colo/Jonas/Tiote/HBA ans probably Krull if he continues in present form – ASHLEY wants his money back. The sales in January will be his final gift to the fans before he sells (£100 million in transfers and club for £200 million plus)
    See Part 2 below

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #23

    what u all think to james macfadden only 28 free agent thought he was good at everton could get a couple of seasons out of him

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  • lesh

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Ho hum….

    The old question comes to mind……

    what price economy?!

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #25

    CLUB STATEMENT – Pardew apology to fans after Ashley loses wallet in boozy night out in the Casino.

    Pardew is quoted as saying –

    ‘Mike and I went on the lash after the Sunderland game and it got really boozy.

    Carroll came over from Liverpool too and brought Gazza out with him to get involved and we called Nolan back for the weekend.

    It turned messy as I’m sue you can imagine.

    During it all, Mike lost his wallet and cheque book so couldn’t get anyone signed and all he had was the chips we all got on credit from the casino.

    Ruiz didn’t fancy the £7.42 an hour offer and a loyalty card to Greggs so he can go stuff himself.’

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  • Slank Loogan

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #26

    Having a war chest and suitable players being available are two different things.

    Good players tend not to move in the winter transfer window although there are exceptions – Carroll.

    I am assuming that the objective is to get a striker or two as we filled all the empty spots in the summer transfer window.

    The issue with the Pieters move was not money as Ed has reported but that PSV didn’t have a ready replacement. The issue with Bryan Ruiz was that he honoured a pledge to Fulham. The issue with Papiss Demba Cisse was the asking price was way above what the club was prepared to go. The issue with Mobido Maiga who definately wanted to come was the attitude of his club Sochaux who did everything they could to prevent the sale. The issue with the other strikers we were linked with in the French league is that they wanted better clubs, those with champion league or trophy winning potential that is something we cannot compete with.

    But at the end of the day, money talks.

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #27

    Heard it all before.he’ll get f..k all to spend unless we sell tiote or colo then he mite get 1-2 mill.@23 mite be worth a gamble 1 year pay as you play deal

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #28

    @ nufc norway, we can only fkin hope that a russian or arab steps in and prevents the slide, im predicting plenty of nil-nils til a proven goal scorer comes in
    HWTL

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  • Tiote

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #29

    It’s actually a f insult tht they think wer guna fall 4 it again. He must think were just thick northeners tryin 2 take us 4 mugs.
    We desperitly need this man out our club. How can th likes of west ham go down n spead more thn us. How much longer are we all guna stand 4 it.

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #30

    if they said the they took 25mill off the clubs debt would ppl not b pleased with that aknow i wud, at least i wud kno the money got used n not wasted

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  • NUFC Norway

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #31

    We will also see alot more empty seats after the new rules in the stadium. i were thinking to travel to Newcastle for the first time and show my new beautiful NUFC tattoo;-) hopefully when i get there there is a new owner and 52350 crazy supporters there with me:-)

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #32

    PART 2
    The running of the club (wages/policing etc) comes from ticket revenue/premier money/sky money/merchandising etc. Transfer money is straight into Ashleys pocket. Pardew knows this and accepted these terms when he signed his contract. Do not feel sorry for Pardew-he is getting 5 million for 5 years (he is happy to be a doormat and WILL leave when Ashley and LLambias go). This is Ashleys club and he is only interested in Profit – he could not care less whether we win anything and holds the fans in utter contempt. This piece is from information from a close relation of mine who worked at ST JAMES for 8 years within Admin. Said person who is a toon fanatic resigned on Thursday morning. Before you all come on here and say its all bollocks I know where my info come from and I trust it. We need to get behind the 11 on the pitch and forget about Ashley. As for investment in January – I am sorry to say we will lose 5 of our big guns. Keep the faith guys and get behind whoever we put out onto the pitch.

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  • gorgonzola

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #33

    Conan youa re 5? I was taking the piss you filthbag

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #34

    why cant ppl see were building a new team and didnt see barton n nolan as part of it what so hard about that, they didnt want rid of jose but he didnt want to b here

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  • toonman

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Does anyone have a list of the players available on a free? Just encase we need an emergency forward

    Would be an interesting article if we could pick the best ones available and if they would be worth a punt

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #36

    Isn’t warchest an online fantasy game? Pardew is a wizard charged with making a team from nothing, and ashley is a pie munching orc. .

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Like last january war chest or like this summer war chest? They have one stupid purpose – to buy some decent striker and they have had EIGHT monts to take that guy… I wonder why ther show some “activity” and “determination” to take that striker in the las 8 hours of the transfer window…
    Honestly I think that MA first want to fix the Newcastle finances, but he shout show some money for some players in the front and in the back… It’s not some stupid request, it was imperative.

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #38

    i smelled this before, what is it????, OH ITS BULLSHIT

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Team for qpr?
    ———-krull
    Rayl-sayl-collo-santa
    ——-mr t–cab
    Sameo–vukic–gutz
    ———-besty

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #40

    whats wrong with that davybtoon, is that leon best will not get us 15-20 goals per season, and he’s our most prolific striker atm. whereas the likes bentdner probably would have. i guarantee it, n when best is injured? Ba? no.

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