Three New Players To Arrive In January?


We give the Newcastle Board credit for answering the fans’ questions over the weekend, and that was a good start.

Davide Santon – will he make debut tonight?

And we have to hope it will be the beginning of a lot more communication between the Newcastle Board and the fans, which is badly needed.

More two way communication can only help with the current vacuum that exists between Ashley and Llambias and the Newcastle fans.

And we are told that Mike Ashley remains “passionate and committed” about the club, but those seem like hollow words when the owner never utters one word to the fans – he should fix that.

There’s a big opportunity tonight for the Newcastle side to keep the momentum going, and even bring back the feel-good factor on Tyneside, and a win tonight will do exactly that.

The bench should be very strong with Danny Guthrie and Shola Ameobi fit again,  and pressing for a starting position.

Alan Pardew seems fairly upbeat about things and as we reported yesterday, even thinks that James Perch can do a job at the back for the club:

“My first XI will be very strong and I look at my subs and think the bench is strong too. We’ve got some young players coming through who have progressed very quickly.”

“I think that’s now turned out to be – with Willo’s injury – an area where perhaps I’d have liked a bit more cover,” 

“But Perch is back and I think his best position is at centre-back, from what I’ve seen of him. We’ll probably use him there.”

It would be good if James Perch can make a contribution to the team this year, as it is likely that Newcastle will go after another experienced center-back in January, after they failed to get in Liam Ridgewell from Birmingham, on the last day of the window.

Indeed it would be great if Newcastle can bring in a top striker and two defenders in January, as the club are still short of another top class full back.

And with Davide Santon  being able to play on either side, Newcastle could even still bring in Erik Pieters of PSV, after they failed to meet the Dutch club’s asking price of around £6.5M for him in the summer.

After all, Derek LLambias said Newcastle will definitely be investing that £35M back into the club, so three good players in January would be a good start, and even make up for the recent disappointments in the transfer market.

A win tonight at Loftus Road will also go a long way to restoring enthusiasm back on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Stop with this rumours ffs… we are not even near to january.

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  • Stuart

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Cant see anyone significant signed in January. If we wont pay the prices in summer we arent going to pay the inflated prices in Jan.

    Start praying now some quality players come up on the free market haha!

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  • Grantosuk

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Hav’nt the board said that prices were over inflated in January and players generally not worth what the clubs ask for them.

    Its more cover until January arrives and then the usual “to expensive”, or “we tried and failed”.

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Pieters is in his last year of contract, his price will go down if anything from our last bid.

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  • geoff777

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    lol – more like three going out if we aren’t in the relegation zone.

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  • geoff777

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    @Ollieh51

    We can sign him on a pre-contract agreement in January guaranteeing that we get him free next summer.

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  • Thump

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Didn’t we work out that he isn’t on his last year, Geoff?

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  • Thump

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Oh, and spitfire – this isn’t a rumour, it’s reading between the lines. We need a striker, a good full back and cover for CB – three players.

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  • geordie85

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s more than a little schizophrenic to separate Ashley the owner and Ashley the purse holder. I read the blogs and the responses where Ashley is vilified and shamelessly abused and then the same blogs which claim to be saddened and dismayed when a shiny new striker does not appear to help cover their beloved Toon in glory, and I wonder if they’ve gone mad!

    But no; it’s actions divorced from consequences again.

    Spoilt little children throwing tantrums who because of bad behaviour didn’t get an ice – cream spoilt little supporters didn’t get their no 9 ‘cos of mindless abuse

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, just seen he’s on until 2014 it looks like…

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    I won’t be expecting more than a CB cover in January, that will be it.
    As for prices on strikers being inflated in January…Andy Carroll anyone?

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    @ Thump

    Reading between the lines and Newcastle? Good luck with that. If this is not a rumour, it’s just a guess.

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    3 players in seems likely as we will need to replace the 5 players we sell

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Pieters has signed on until 2014 guys, won’t be getting him on a free yet.

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  • Mo Drysdale

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Team tonight:

    ==================Best===================

    Jonas======Marveaux======Cabaye======Obertan

    ==================Tiote==================

    Santon=====Colocini=========Saylor=====Raylor

    ===================Krul==================

    Bench: Elliot, Simpson, Perch, Guthrie, Gosling, Fergi, Vuckic, Ameobi, Ba.

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  • Stuart

    Sep 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    Maveaux is a winger like Mo. Swap Obertoon and Marveaux round though and I’d go with that like.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    There is a strong rumour from my associate at the Toons accountants in Manachester that a package is being drawn up to get Torres on loan

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  • Stuart

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Hahaha, cant see that happening like Wandering Geordie. Chelsea would have to pay about 75% of his wages, and if he cant score with the service he gets at chelsea how is it going to be any different with us?

    Haha, thats my laugh of the week that like lol.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20

    @Wandering Geordie

    Why on earth would they do that? Rooney and Hernandez are on fire. Sounds like bull to me…

    @WWJBD
    Who will we sell? I can only see Ranger going out of the lot.

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  • Milner

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #21

    interesting line up Mo, 4-1-4-1 not often used…prob for good reason, and i’d be a bit worried about tiote all on his own in def mid, he lunges in and misses, and then they’re at our back four.

    surely Cababye will drop in alongside him, then keep:

    Jonas—Oberatn—-Marv

    and one striker, Best (sub for Ba if it’s not working)

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  • Stuart

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #22

    Also, just remembers prem clubs can’t bring loan players in so that news is absolute BS haha!

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  • Milner

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Ranger’s much more lethal than Torres at the moment.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #24

    There is a strong rumour from my associate at the Toon’s accountant’s in Manchester that a package is being drawn up to get Torre’s on loan

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Its for the January window I believe

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  • Burni

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #26

    “A win tonight at Loftus Road will also go a long way to restoring enthusiasm back on Tyneside.”

    I feel like the only person in the world who is enthused as it is! We have had a cracking start to this season!!! Can no one else see this??!?!?!

    before u say the teams were poor, they werent, granted it hasnt been the most attractive but that doesnt matter when the end result is that we have scored more goals than the other team!

    And yeah I know when we play Manure or Citeh were gonna get trounced but until then, Im on cloud 9 with the start we have had

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #27

    It was like the fact I got from them about Enrique.Liverpool actually paid 8 million

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #28

    So santon wont make his full debut 2day 🙁

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #29

    Wen did Mehdi Abeid hurt his keen?

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #30

    Burni I am in total agreement with you. Moral sky high great movement within the team. Points in the bag.It was a shame we had the internationals tho. We we keeping the momentum up.

    Lets get behind the Lads we have and have faith

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #31

    Dannyo
    I would say anyone who has a good start of the season mate.

    Ranger, Simpson, Tiote and Gosling I can see going….then there is Colo and Gutti the last of the high earners at NUFC

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #32

    @Wandering Geordie

    Haha, this is just bull mate, should stop before u become a laughing stock.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    @WWJBD

    I think u’re being a bit paranoid then mate. I only see a possible Ranger and Simmo leave, no one else. Starting to take things a bit too far imo.

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  • Burni

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    WG…. thanks bud I was starting to think I was losing me marbles!!!

    JAMSHA how is santon not playing? have I missed summit?

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  • onepeterb

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #35

    With regard to lack of communication from Ashley can anyone name an owner who communicates with their club’s fans? maybe Whelan at Wigan can’t think of any other.

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  • geoff777

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #36

    @Thump

    Hadn’t checked just replying to Ollieh51.

    So I’m blaming him 🙂

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #37

    We need the players but i don,t believe that they are gonna forthcoming in January or indeed in the next window after that !

    You can come on here in the next three month period naming names of prospective signings who might be good signings! but at the end of the day any transfer policy or idea that we might have had a transfer policy was over for me when we tried to pinch Bryan Ruiz from under Fulhams noses!

    Ashley, it seems has the whole club by the balls and any players who will be signed will either have to cost nothing or be up and coming teenagers who don,t know any better when it comes to making a bean!

    I have totally lost any faith i had in the ownership and management of the club! If i ever had any!

    Pardew is not allowed to sign any player who he is interested in, without Fat Ash giving his here- say! Which is why i think that Pardew, may possibly be leaving us soon! How can you manage a team with a boss who is continually pulling the rug from under your feet. I hope i am wrong in this, but i can honestly see him resigning and leaving!

    So any rumours or pieces on here about who we will be getting in January or for that matter after that is all taken with a pinch of salt with me! I will be watching the game live this evening at mate of mine who just happens to be a QPR supporter, he lives here in Nijmegen.
    Barton will probably end up seriously injuring one of so called star players tonight and score one of the goals against us!
    As for any new signings in January! i think your having a larff!!!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #38

    @Burni

    He’s likely to start on the bench mate, but i’d have him in for Simmo and swap Santon and Raylor around.
    The team sheet will show.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Mornin lads any1 goin to the game tonight??

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  • gunnarnufc

    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #40

    I’ll be happy as long as Lovenkrands won’t start!

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