Alan Pardew Says He’ll Bring In Two New Players In January

We were hoping that Newcastle will bring in three new players in the January transfer window.

Alan Pardew – will bring a couple of players in January

But that doesn’t seem to be what will happen,  as Alan Pardew today says he will bring in a maximum of two new players during the next transfer window:

“We have looked at the African Nations Cup and we have looked at the next window.”

“I think the maximum we would do is two players in. That would be our maximum. Then if anyone left, it would be a third.”

Alan Oliver in the People today, is again reporting that Newcastle will bring in 24 year-old Mali striker Mobido Maiga from French club Sochaux.

Oliver reports it’s already a done deal at £7M, and that jibes with recent reports from the local Newcastle papers too.

Of course Mobido will not be able to play much for Newcastle in January or even the early part of February, as he will be away playing for Mali in the African Cup of Nations.

Interestingly, the People is reporting that reports that Newcastle  alos plan to sign France striker Olivier Giroud from Montpellier, and Auxerre’s  star midfielder Alain Traore, which were the reports last weekend, are just not true.

The statement by Pardew that if anybody did leave they’d bring in another player, reminds us that the Sunday Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle will sell Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote, if Chelsea come in with a massive offer.

That would be much like Liverpool did for Andy Carroll last January.

The fee the Mirror is saying Chelsea will initially offer Newcastle is  £20M, but we don’t know if that will force Mike Ashley to sell, and we know every single player at Newcastle has their price.

We didn’t like that story one little bit, and we think Newcastle fans would really object if the very popular Tiote is sold to any club in January – Manchester United are also continually linked with the player.

One way to end competition in the Premier League is that the top four or give clubs with all the money,  always buy the other PL club’s top players.

That will not bode well for competition in the Premier League, but we worry that the Financial Fair Play Rules will have minimal effect on teams like Manchester City and Chelsea.

And when did logic like that ever get in the way of  the Premier League trying to restrict top clubs’ massive spending?

The answer is never.

We had high hopes that Michel Platini’s new Financial fair Play rules would start having the desired effect, as they are introduced gradually over the next three or four years, but our expectations have been reduced significantly.

Manchester City spent big bucks in the summer, and for their last financial year they lost £194.9 and we don’t see them stopping the way they spend big money.

And we wonder if EUFA will have the guts to ban these clubs in the future from participating in European competition, if they break the rules, like it seems Manchester City already are.

We don’t think so, but we could be wrong, and we hope we are, because this will further ruin football as we know it.

Comments welcome.

92 comments so far

  • Thump

    Nov 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Aye I’m signing with the club on a year long deal lads.

    Number 9 shirt is mine.

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t like that ‘If anyone left’ comment.

  • nightfa11

    Nov 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    obi mikel plus kalou for tiote..IF they come for him.

  • Thump

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    @Tommyy: I think it’s a sly nod to Simmo. I think Barton unsettled him when he was here and Simmo has admitted on the handful of times I’ve seen him that he [Barton] talks a lot of sense.

  • ganiyu

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    @ nitefall newcastle shouldnt bring a player here to revive his career.
    Ed my money is on this giroud guy to come if the news is true

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    I was impressed with HBA yesterday, I hope we’ll start seeing the best of him from now 🙂

    He unlocked their defence twice and on another day we’d have got 2 goals from them. As for his penalty, he was covering left back as S Taylor was off the field, so it was unfortunate.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #7

    none of us know what will happen in January.

    With Ashley, anything is possible.

  • Offkey

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Kalou is pants man – would never swap Tiote for him and Mikel – to me that equates to a measly 10 million price tag for a lynch pin of our team.

    I would accept nothing less than 30 million for Tiote……..but would hope MA squeezed more like 40-45.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Ashly is NOT A STUPID. He did NOT sell AC last year for 30 mil. and he will NOT sell CT for less then 35 or even 40 mil. that’s what is called ‘datf money’ or ‘mega-bucks’ trust me. Tiote for 20 mil IS A JOKE for MA. Tiote is worth 30mil right now, so no way, he wont be leaving for less then 35-40. That’s it.

  • LewSpi

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #10

    I admire your optimism Offkey. Ashley would buckle at £25m/£30m.

    You have to think how he thinks.

    “Bought for £3.5mil, 18 months later, sell for £30 mil. Yes please.”

  • boonarmy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11


    Im with you mate i think simpson will leave in Jan

    and we will get Maiga, Pieters or cissokho and my be a centre half, if tiote goes we wont replace him till the summer.

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #12

    I think you might be right Thump, on an earlier thread Pardew commented on Simmo keeping Santon out of the team… no to my understanding Santon was acquired for the left back position no?
    This, therefore indicates, that Santon could well be replacing Simmo at right back and we will be bringing in another left back, along with a centre back and striker (providing Simmo does leave of course).

  • Offkey

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #13

    I have been one of Simmo’s biggest haters on here, but am happy to eat my words and say he is performing very well.

    But it all does look very suspect, Simmo says he will move when in Court, Pardew is releasing statements saying he needs to sign up soon…………I expect him to leave in the not to distant future.

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #14

    You have to ask why he would even want to move though? :S he’s getting game time in an up and coming side, he’s been offered a new contract (maybe not up to what he thinks he should get, but who else would give him more?)


    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #15

    We could just as easily not be selling Simmo or Tiote and Pards could be hinting at selling from the list of players that are ineffective or have went down in Pardew’s & the coaching staff’s estimations, like:- Ranger, Smith, Perch, Loven(he’s going in summer anyway!) or Kadar!
    In reality we only need 3 anyway a Striker, a Centre Back & a left back for back up & most of the left backs we’ve been linked with can play Centre Back aswell!

  • GeordieJordy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #16

    This is the team i think Pardew will pick for Man u

    ——-Simpson——-Taylor—–Collo———R Taylor
    ————————-Ben Arfa

    Sameobie on for Obertan 70 min
    Best on for Ben Arfa 65 min
    Perch on for Cabaye 85min

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #17

    I initially thought that also LEROI, however thinking about it led me to think it would be highly unlikely that we would bother replacing any of those players if they were sold, we’d far more likely promote young players up to the bench i.e vuckic/abeid/ferguson etc

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Am bit sick of ppl havin a go at perch like the 2 sub appearances he’s had he’s done well lay off the kid he had a bad start last season don’t mean he’s a bad player

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t think Raylor will start next weekend. Manu will have watched the game closely and will see how exposed Raylor was against the pace of Richards. If he starts, all Manu’s attack will go through Nani on that side and we will pay for it.

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Lads so good Mackems struggling lol, sesseggon wants away in jan back to France confirmed by northeast journo yesterday lol

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #21

    If I were Santon and I didn’t replace Raylor next week, I’d be packing my bags to return to Italy.


    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #22

    i think the starting 11 will stay the same for the Manure game bar Tiote in4 Guthrie. Obertan and Best will probly be introduced between 65&75mins to replace Sammy&Hba with Gosling in 4 Tiote shortly after that if all goes to plan and nobody else plays tripe or gets taken out.

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d take Sessegnon! For a reasonable fee, he’s their best player by a country mile!

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Tommy his family don’t like it here or scumberland n hav moved back to France n he’s desperate to leave lol they ain’t got a hope in hell of ever being better than us

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Think ba n hba hav to b front 2 from now on, I was really proud of the team yesterday we had the best chances jus didn’t take them

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Shame, I bet he’d settle with our squad really nicely. They have such an average squad it’s crazy, and to think all the North East Journo’s thought they would finish miles ahead of us.
    Yes they have proven players, but they are proven to be average players. We’ve got unproven sheer quality (who have now proven themselves to be top players) Well impressed with Cabaye, such an improvement over Nolan in the centre. Just needs to add a few goals to his game.

  • Tommyy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Agreed, imagine HBA, Cabaye and Ba all linking up against a team that gives us a touch more time on the ball.
    If we turn up against Man u I think it could be a very evenly matched game. They have a big pitch and will give us a bit more time on the ball I think, It should be a fantastic game! Can’t wait for it honestly.

  • Dannyo

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #28

    I too think Simmo will leave in january. The club will push him out for money asap, or else his value will fall. somewhere between 2-4 mill would be acceptable.
    I wouldn’t think twice over losing him.
    Santon to play RB, Tavernier to be his backup, Pieters to come in for sure if that happens to cover LB/CB.

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Everyone got carried away bcoz they were spending cash but it was on average players, we were always signing quality cheap but quality that the difference, n if we do hav any average players pardew has the knack of being to get them to improve to become more quality

  • blissna

    Nov 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I just heard that Mike Ashley has paid a sum of money, such that all direct free kicks at the Sports Direct Arena are now called ‘Sports Direct Free Kicks’.

  • davybtoon

    Nov 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #31

    These games v city Manu n Chelsea were tough but not vital if we gots points bonus jus to keep us up n around there, still joint best defence in the league n I think we will n improved performance at man u paid city to much respect first half

  • mikenotiades

    Nov 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #32

    I apologise for the aggression here on a sunday lads but Perch can go get to f*ck… We’ve got Medhi and Vuckic who are light-years ahead of him in terms of ability and potential… Why does Pardew persist in playing that numpty, I really hope that he is the one Pardew might be forseeing leaving.. fingers crossed

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Once again, the 35m ST is warming the bench for Liverpool, only upstaged by the 50m ST for Chelsea, doing the same…. 😀

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Hoping for a draw between them.

  • gorgonzola

    Nov 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #35

    I agree on the SANTON comment I would pack my bags too…I donno why he came to tyneside to sit on the bench on games like MAN CITY…. he should play against manure for sure a baptism of fire for sure…

  • onepeterb

    Nov 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #36

    blissna changing the name from free kicks to “70% off kicks”

  • niffnoff

    Nov 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    There is a reason AC was sold for 35 million, while it seemed stupid at the time, you look now and think, best move.

    Think about it, Mike knew that Caroll wasn’t exactly. The greatest striker, more like he’s a poacher when it comes to headers. He can’t run that fast, and his left foot is his only foot. Selling him for big money was a gift really. If anything I’m surprised liverpool actually wanted him.

    Cheik Tiote on the other hand. Well he’s basically made to be the next Essien, he can defend, pass, sprint, and goes for goal albeit not prolific with his shooting. I think Ashley would keep him closer and if someone were to come in for say. 30+ then you’d sell up probably. But I mean he’s said numerous times he would not go to Chelsea and is happy at newcastle. That 6 year deal kinda signs the commitment from our favourite machine that is Cheick Tiote!

  • Spuggy

    Nov 20, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #38




    2nd half options…..
    Obertan for Arfa
    Sammy for Jonas
    Rayls/Santon depending on who he starts

  • carlton nufc

    Nov 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #39

    please please has some1 got a link to the liverpoo game


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