Pardew Worried Magpies Will Lose Two Players In Transfer Window


The January window is terrible for most clubs, since it’s half through the season, and yet clubs like Newcastle may lose some of  their top players before February 1st.

Cheick Tiote – top target in January for Chelsea and Liverpool?

That’s even though they don’t want to sell, but given what happened with Andy Carroll last January, Alan Pardew this time around is wisely not making any promises to Newcastle fans.

It may be out of Alan’s control to keep players like Cheick Tiote  and Tim Krul at the club.

If ridiculous bids comes in for some of our players, then  Mike Ashley may sell, as he did on the last day of the January window last year with Andy Carroll.

The sooner the Premier League puts restrictions in on what top clubs can do in the transfer market, the sooner competition will be restored in the Premier League.

That’s because it’s simply ludicrous when four clubs in England can get all the top talent that’s available.

And to allow any club to spend over spend £800M in three years on their players is simply ridiculous, and shouldn’t be allowed.

Some of the top clubs with money are looking at both Tim Krul and Cheick Tiote, and we’ll simply have to brace ourselves and hope that neither player will be sold before February 1st rolls around.

This is what Alan told the Sunday Sun today about the situation:

”You never know – you just don’t know. You can’t predict it,” “We certainly haven’t done a deal yet. We’ve approached a couple of clubs for prices and that’s it.”

“Every manager hates January. It unsettles the group, the media have to sell papers so they speculate and players take it as read if they’re not wanted, they’re off or somebody else exciting wants them. ”

“The grass isn’t always greener, though.”   “Well have to wait and see what happens in that two months around January – it’s a very difficult period for us in terms of 2012. “

Newcastle are not said to be in any detailed negotiations for any defender yet and the news is that the club will hold a summit meeting this week to discuss transfers, once Derek LLambias returns from his vacation.

But just like last year, it seems it’s as important for Newcastle to keep the players  they already have,  than bringing in some new ones, with a defender being the top priority this month.

Comments welcome.



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78 comments so far

  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Worying yes… But well, it’s the new year, so let’s be optimistic!

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Wasn’t with you there friday night. I watched the game in a coffey near my place.

    Wasn’t any other game, so i managed to convince the lads there to watch Newcastle!

    Unfortunatly, after such an hugly display of skills, not sure they will be eager to watch the NUFC soon…

    They were also disapointed to do not see HBA starting.

    However, as there’s no others game Wednesday, maybe will they accept to watch NUFC/MU.

    Some of them like Manchester…

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  • Graeme

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Another load of garbage. NO club HAS to sell ANY of its players that have more than 18 months on their contract unless the club is in need of cash ( eg Everton)

    As far as I’m aware NUFC are not in that situation.

    The only reason for us to sell anyone is because FCB wants to raise the money for other purposes – there is still plenty in the kitty, left over from the sale of AC, to cover incoming players in this window – Lame Arse made that VERY CLEAR at the end of the summer window.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Llambias on vacation?? f***** joke.

    Two holidays a year for him.
    January transfer window & summer transfer window.

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t think Krull would leave, goalkeepers need stability.

    COncerning, Tioté, we’re lucky, the African cup will probably freeze any bargain.

    So if he’s still a NUFC’s player until he leave for his national team, that’s good.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    that lameass said earlier in summer that the money IS saved to bring in players in january window so its time to bring in players

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Well lads, when a new year start, in France (i think this is the same in England) we generaly speak of the future.

    So how do you see the second part of the season?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Samba would be a decent buy, not sure on his age but a reliable asset at the moment for Blackburn.
    We need to remember that the existing squad players will be looking at the clubs ambition to see if it is worth sticking around…………we will see!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Well niafron i would love us to see in europa league next season

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #10

    i dont think Pardew is helping the fans by saying in every interview about being worried of losing players it’s very unsettling and stirs up the emotions of already divided fans

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Naifron, happy new year. Top 6 place would be fantastic but realistically top 8

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  • nufc96

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12
  • nufc96

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13
  • solano

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Ed….January isn’t “terrible for most clubs” at all! The limited business that is done in this window is done by the clubs in trouble, either moving on players in preparation for the drop or desperately scrabbling to make a purchase that could miraculously catapult them up the league.
    Of course, there are always big sharks lurking for easy pickings and at NUFC every January, we pretend to be a pilchard with a big “for sale” banner fluttering in the current.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    I haven’t posted in a while but this is getting really F+++++G ridiculous.

    “It’s hardly a surprise that Alan Pardew will have to bring in new players this month on a tight budget.”

    I mean really will all the crap we are getting more crap, I reckon with these lies and this truly shoe string budget we cant expect more than 10 th place and more from the likes of Jonas, Obertan, Simpson and co. We are where we are, with the way the club is managed we should not really be so hard done by loosing to Scumpool and the big boys.

    When I read that sentence above in quotes makes my stomach churn. But at the same time explains a lot, and there is nothing more we can do but wait for the days we brought in players like Lauren Robert, Ginola and co…..sure those players where not 45 mil but they where cutting edge players of the day…. and we will ust have to wait till those days come to dream Europa league etc…

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    @NUFC96

    Bordeaux.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Is DL always on vacation?

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  • solano

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Ed….bless you, your article is terrifyingly naive….”some of the top clubs with money”…oh dear, isn’t that what we are ??
    Got money, huge support, big guaranteed revenues, big stadium, a base of quality players on which to build a team to be proud of…in every aspect we are big and brimming with further potential, but for the small mindedness of our Owner and MD

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  • PapaToon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Pardew’s quote dont hing anyghing about players leaving.
    Krul will not go as it is his first season in the PL, the Top 4 wont risk buying a keeper who isnt established in the PL. so we dont have to worry this year. e.g. Man U had foster, scot carson was at i think liverpool (cant remember now). fabianski at Man u. and a few others but i think i have made my point.
    Also Andy Carroll had a good last season and this season is average. I dont think he will be but he might be a carlton cole. one good season and thats it.
    Also our league position helps and we are pretty close to a europeon place, so mike will want the team to stay as it is or get stronger. Because his ego will get in the way and he would want his club to be in europe, a prestige thing and good for his brands.

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Well i still think we can reach the 4th place, but will be really difficult now.

    THings doesn’t happen as i expected. In my wiew, the team was supposed to accelerate right now and instead, we’re slowing.

    I told myself, with time, the teamplay will improve when the player will be used to play together.

    But with the injuries, and some choices made by the coach, nothing seem to happen.

    Friday night, when i see HBA’s face when he entered the play, was obvious he would not show anything.

    So, there’s a problem inside the team, too many players got some doubt now.

    For the first time, i really disagree with Pard choices. He made two big psychological errors for me.

    To start with Raylor was maybe a good way to encourage him, but in this case, to replace him at half time was far worst than leave him on the bench before the game.

    And to play a 19 year old boy without experience instead of Beny for such a game…

    I hope Pard will find some good words to say to his players before Wednesday game.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #21

    So Obertan’s injured,who plays RW against Man u?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Wednesday would start

    Krul, Simpson, willo, colo, santon, obertan, cabaye, tiote, jonas, Hatem and Ba.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Klatoon didn’t realise he was injured, could do worse than stick Abied out there

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #24

    Obertan injured? What kind of injury?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Alan Pardew is set to be forced into at least one change to his starting XI for Wednesday’s game with Manchester United, after news of an injury to Gabriel Obertan.

    The former Old Trafford winger was substituted in the closing stages of our year-ending game against Liverpool and has reportedly sustained another foot injury.

    Obertan missed two games back in November with due to a toe problem and joins fellow French wide man Sylvain Marveaux on the sidelines.  

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #26

    SO we will probably have Sam Ameobi. No one else to play on the wing, except maybe Lovenkrands like during the game against Chelsea.

    Or maybe will Pard play Raylor right midfield?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #27

    I mentioned Abied because he is defensively minded and can create as well as see a decent pass

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Pards needs to change things around sometimes and not stick to the obvious’ perhaps even change the formation to accommodate enforced changes

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Great news – Obertan’s injured! I see thet a few more of you are beginning to realise what a lying bunch of ar-eholes run our club now. Of course the boss-eyed evil one is on leave, he isn’t interested in NUFC. The only aim at NUFC is to keep the debt column clear, ready for a sale to the first acceptable offer. I do wish Pardew would try and remember what he has said previously, because everytime he opens his mouth, he sound as deceitful and untruthful as Lielambsarse.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #30

    We do not have to sell anybody. We sell because we are a selling club. The owner pockets the money. No way will he sell the club because he is making a load of money selling our best players and replacing them with cheap players. The club has no ambition other than staying in the league and making the owner loads of wonga. We will win nothing. he will sell Krul and Tiote and Ba when the price is right. We have to sit it out until he is gone.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Say what you think jimmy

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  • niafron

    Jan 1, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #32

    I don’t see a mjor change next game. You don’t make experiences when you play MU.

    To be honnest, this game seem already wasted.

    Just hope Pard will really change his philosophy for the games after this one, but without Tioté and Ba, and with Cabaye suspended, not a perfect situation to build something new.

    Read something in a french media about HBA playing striker during the African cup. Did you heard anything about that?

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  • jimiley

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Take Ba out the team whom we got on a free and where would we be in the league? We got lucky this year signing real quality for nothing but eventually this owner’s asset stripping will lead to disaster. It is inevitable.

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  • kingkev9

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Pardew is just preparing the fans for another big sale. Tiote to Chelsea. The way NUFC is run is a joke yet people on here support Ashley’s methods.

    Thank god Obertan is injured, he needs time out the team and so do his team mates. We’ve played with 10 men for the last few games. Hoping Guthrie is fit and can play there. If not i would play Raylor.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #35

    “Another load of garbage. NO club HAS to sell ANY of its players that have more than 18 months on their contract unless the club is in need of cash ( eg Everton)”

    Spot on. Pardew is proving himself to be nothing more than a foot soldier for that greedy fat face Ashley. We DO NOT HAVE TO SELL any player! Its that simple. We didnt have to sell Carroll it may have worked out but that doesnt mean future greed-driven gambles will not backfire on us. To the imbecile celebrating Obertans injury im ashamed to have you as a fellow fan

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Can’t see HBA playing up front better in the withdrawn role OR WIDE RIGHT

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Scottish mag – Happy New Year, bonny lad. Well, I’m afraid this lot make my blood boil. This club has been a major part of my life for 70 years now, and I’ve been an active supporter, home and away since 1948, and I can honestly say, that even with our very chequered history, I have never felt so pessimistic or helpless about the future of my club, so long as these twerps remain in control.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #38

    What the do u want pardew to say he tried saying Carroll won’t leave then when he sold pardew gets accused of being a liar, now he’s being honest n saying players could b sold n if we get a stupid offer n ppl don’t like it
    Face facts were a big club but were not a huge club n if a huge club wants our players they will more than likely get them
    We hav always sold our top talent n probably always will difference now though we have scouting system which has knack off replacing them with cheaper better players

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  • jimiley

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Kingkev
    Spot on. The club is going to sell one of its top players (AGAIN) in January. Without Ba, (left with Stroller and Best and Lovver), we would be at the wrong end of the table.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Jimmy happy new year to you son, I agree with your sentiment, I think it’s a case of us waiting for a change of ownership. I think pardew is doing a half decent job but may operate differently under different ownership? My fear is what happens to the club while all this happens!!

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