Pardew Trying To Get Best Possible Players – Tiote Sent Off

There has been lots of speculation in January about whether the likes of Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote will be leaving the club.

Alan Pardew – best possible players with the budget we have

And that’s hardly surprising given what happened last January,  when Newcastle fans were told there was absolutely no chance that top striker Andy Carroll, who had 11 Premier League goals at the time and was out injured, would be leaving the club.

And of course that’s exactly what happened, and it all came to pass in the last few hours of the transfer window on January 31st, when Liverpool came in and Mike Ashley negotiated £35M in cool cash from Liverpool for big Andy.

Alan Pardew wants to strengthen his squad this January, and the main target is a center-back, although we may see a striker come through the door too.

January is a difficult transfer window, quite simply because it’s right in the middle of the European football season, and few good players are available.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the transfer market today:

“Our fans are sold these smokescreens and it’s not fair on them.” “They just want to have honesty and the truth in both those is far from what has been portrayed.”

“We are trying to get the best possible players with the budgets we have, and we are working hard at that.” Graham Carr does a terrific job for us, as his scouting team does and as my staff do.”

“So on that side of it we are really trying to cover everything we can.” “It’s difficult. If one of the big players makes a move, it stimulates the market.”

“But it looks like everybody is jostling as usual and hopefully we are not going to have this last-day scenario, or the last few days, that we had in the last window which really affected us.”

“We have made it clear to all the clubs that if there is any business to be done with us, you had better get in quickly because obviously we are stained from last year.”

“But looking around and speaking to other managers it’s very difficult to get value in this window and we are all a bit wary of that.”

“It’s important for us to keep what business we are doing in house,” “There has been no communication, certainly from manager to manager, but sometimes these deals at football clubs are taking place behind the scenes.”

“As far as I am concerned, there is no definite bid in from us.”

The latest rumors are that Newcastle have now bid twice for Manchester United whiz kid –  18 year-old Ravel Morrison, but it’s really difficult to know which stories are true and which are simply made-up in these transfer windows.

But the minimum we need is a good center-back brought in this month, in case either Mike Williamson or Fabricio Coloccini are injured or get suspended – because at the moment we will be in big trouble if that happens.

And calamity for Cheick Tiote yesterday in the Ivory Coast’s 2-0 win in their warm-up game against Tunisia.

Cheick was sent off in the 73rd minute for a vicious tackle on 28 year-old midfielder  Mejdi Traore,  and the Chelsea pair – Kalou and Drogba got the goals.

It’s not clear whether Cheick will get a suspension because of the nature of the game, since it was a warm-up game and not part of the actual competition, which starts a week on Sunday when Senegal play Zambia,  and the next day the Ivory Coast plays Sudan.

If Tiote does get a ban for three games, that would be tough and he’ll miss all the group games, with the knockout phase starting on February 4th.

Both the Ivory Coast and Senegal are expected to do very well in the tournament, but we’ll now have to wait and see what  happens with Cheick.

Comments welcome.

179 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #1

    a thought he got sent off for pushing someone in the face in an off the ball incident?

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Heard it was a crazy challenge that all I have been able to find out about cheike

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t know if that means bad challenge or bad call

  • TimKrulFan

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Better buy at least two people CB and ST please

  • Beattie25

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I hate Twitter.

    It has started an unhealthy enviroment in which idiots report one thing, it trends and all of a sudden we are all sweating buckets for good and bad reasons.

    I wonder if that is where Redknobb heard about Ba’s clause.

    It really is annoying me because of how stagnent the market is and my desperation for any news whatsoever.

    Aly Cissokho is not on his way to Arsenal for a medical!!!

  • 2_goal_tino

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #6

    he put someone in a headlock, then made a bad tackle, then grabbed his neck. Sounds deserved

  • i Toon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #7

    on the bright side less chance of him getting hurt 😀

  • i Toon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #8

    that is if he gets the ban

  • 09nufc09

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #9

    2 goal tino… that dosent sound like tiote, hes normally so friendly to opposing players lol i heard he made the tunisian player cry after grabbing him by the neck and throwing him to the floo, you dont mess with tiote lmao he dosent feel no pain!

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #10

    He hasn’t got a ban, been confirmed

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Shut up Pardew you Puppet,you are the smokescreen for the terrible twosome….

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #12


    Knob do u know what ur talking about?

  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #13

    just when i was starting to feel at ease with pardews comments. my heard sank a little when he said,” clubs looking to do business had better get in quickly, because obviously we are stained from last year” that is a frightening comment. In my view what he is saying is ” I f you want one of our big guys come early, come late on and hes not for sale. we wont make the same mistake twice.” – just an observation .

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #14

    @11 wat are you on? Were 7th in the league lookin better than we ever had since the days of SBR hows he a puppet u muppet

  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #15

    my heart sorry , not heard.

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #16


    Time well tell, there is no reason to sell our players………

    Any of them, but I take note of Pardews comments

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Key players to keep if anyone is any doubt

    Ben arfa

  • macsmax

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Sir Jason Toon, you are a tit, change the record, the days of wasting all our money from season tickets on twats like Owen are gone. Support the toon or go and join the macums. It’s not the 90’s anymore…pardew has done a great job SBR would be proud

  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #19

    sirjason @ 11 i understand where you are coming from. It is times like this when pards should be reassuring the doubters ( me included) he his going to do every thing in his power to keep our better players ,and provide cover for what we already have. He has done neither.

  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #20

    scottish what about tiote??

  • ToonAndy

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Scottish Mag…

    Krul? Tiote? Jonas?… As frustrating as he is at times…

    Team after Jan..




    BEN ARFA————————————————–JONAS

    ———————–DE JONG——-BA—————————–

    Not happening but OMGGG!

  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #22

    ‘Pardew trying to get the best possible players…. off the books’.

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Gents I took the view that Jonas wouldn’t move under his new contract and that Tiote can or will be replaced with either Guthrie, Abied or Gosling……….or a new signing in the summer..

    Thus those at risk I highlighted …….

    Views ?

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #24

    And Krul won’t leave…..sorry

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Sounds to me like you can buy Tiote/Krul/Cabaye etc etc but ya gotta buy them now so we can find a replacement.

  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Belfast exactly mate.

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #27


    Congrats on the recommendation on the film 50 dead men talking

    Good film m8

  • davybtoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #28

    not even worried about players leaving bcause no one will pay the stupid money that it would take to get one of our players

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #29

    @11 – Shut up

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Scottishmag1 // Jan 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Aye mate great film like.
    The book is far better apparently.

  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #31

    davy Liverpool did last year mate.

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #32


    Will give it a read cheers m8

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #33

    davybtoon // Jan 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    It all depends what happens elsewhere mate.

    Like last January.
    If Torres had of stayed at Liverpool Carroll would probably still be here now.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #34

    tony carroll wasnt even worth 10mill n we got 35mill players like tiote r actually worth 20mill so it wud take a stupid bid to get him

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #35

    If Chelsea were to buy Modric for £45 million.

    Spurs could afford to offer stupid money for Cabaye etc etc..

  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #36

    davy is 35 mill not stupid money like???

  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #37

    My point is that with the exception of Man U none of the supposedly top 6 should be interested in our players?

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #38

    hary redknapp has to be one of the most annoying managers ever not to forget how he tryed to tap up ba just to name 1 now he goes on and talks about spurs not spending like man city.

    that might be true no one has spent like man city but the way he talks in the article is spurs dont spend money atall and cant compete for transfers and he has worked with spurs on peanuts and they got a peanuts squad.

    bentley 17 million
    luka modric 16.5 million
    bent 17 million
    pavaluchenko 14 million
    palacious 12 million
    defoe 15 million

    lots of players bought for an extreme amount of money and yet he goes on like he has spent nothing on players to get where they are.

    he talks crap for sure 😛

    p.s demba ba to win african nations cup with senegal sorry cheick 🙁

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Im a big fan of deadline day & all that shit
    It’s fun to watch but defo think they should do away with the January window.

    Close the transfer window on the 1st of September until the summer…

  • davybtoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #40

    the problem with a lot of u on here is u still wish we had carroll, nolan, barton n jose, but i dont we hav improved as team without these players n getting rid of them was essential to our improvements

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