Newcastle Proving Themselves Masters In The Transfer Market


When we all woke up yesterday everything was normal.

Papiss Cisse with Alan Pardew – Newcastle’s new number 9

But at the end of the day things had changed big time at Newcastle, with the signing of Papiss Cisse from SC Freiburg, and there wasn’t even a murmur in the press about it until it all happened.

In fact on Monday the news was about how Sunderland were after the 26 year old striker,  who has scored  39 goals in his last 65 games for Freiburg since signing for them from FC Metz in the summer of 2009.

The excitement started at around  2:30 pm local time when Sky Sports announced that Cisse was on Tyneside having a medical.

And very quickly Cisse  was signed on a five and a half year deal for a fee Sky Sports is now estimating at £9M, and the lad is said to be receiving £40K/week on Tyneside.

The Newcastle Journal is reporting today the deal was £7.5M and could rise to  £9M based on performance.

Cisse was accompanied by his agent Guido Nickolay, and they flew in on a private jet from the Senegal training base, and then flew back once the signing and formalities were completed.

Of all the strikers we have been linked with in the summer,  and there were a lot of them, this lad has the best goal scoring record and he is lightning fast.

Newcastle could have brought in Modibo Maiga from Sochaux early in the month, but he failed his medical and we were again linked with PSG’s Mevlut Erding only last week.

Alan Pardew said  Papiss Cisse was always his number one choice when Andy Carroll  left last January, but he was too expensive in the summer.

But it’s now stunning that Newcastle now have both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse at the club.

Ba is one of the best strikers around at the moment, and at first we thought Cisse may be being signed because Ba was on his way, but we are fairly confident Demba Ba will stay on Tyneside.

Newcastle have again shown themselves more than savvy in the transfer market,  and they sign players the way they should be signed.

They say nothing about them,  and then suddenly the news comes out when the player is in Newcastle having a medical,  a couple of hours before the deal is wrapped up.

We’ve had a lot of bad experiences under owner Mike Ashley, but it seems he has full confidence in Alan Pardew, who has done a superb job since he arrived on Tyneside 13 months ago.

And we’re sure that being joint 5th in the league helped a lot,  as Mike Ashley will have seen real value for money in last summer’s transfer market.

Alan was simply delighted last night and was not short on his praise of Mike Ashley or Derek LLambias for helping pull this deal off.

And to think I wrote yesterday morning that Newcastle would never buy a player for more than about £7M these days.

That obviously helped move the deal through quickly. 😀

Newcastle look a very good side at the moment,  with our best eleven being very strong and of course Cisse and Ba have already played together for Senegal and should play together in the African Cup of Nations,  which starts on Saturday when Senegal play Zambia.

It’s a stunning transfer deal by Newcastle,  and now we have to hope that we can bring in a decent center-back and even one more player before February 1st rolls around.

The acquisition of Papiss Cisse  should help Newcastle big time, once he is able to play for us  sometime around mid February, although Alan Pardew has already cautioned fans to be patient as the lad finds his feet in the Premier League.

The goal now has to be European competition for Newcastle next season,  and every league game is important to pick up those points.

We also think Newcastle already have players lined up for the summer, and another transfer market like we had last summer and Newcastle will be a top side next season.

We’re very close to that this season.

As we keep saying,  things are looking up at Newcastle, and they certainly looked up big time yesterday.

Howay The Lads!!



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71 comments so far

  • Whos_SuperMac

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t see Pards throwing Dave in at the deep end, took half a season to bed in Santon, and hasn’t that worked a treat. Be next season before we see the best of the Ba/Dave combo

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  • FloridaToon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Lets not get greedy. I think a decent CB along with Cisse and not losing anyone is more than enough.

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    NUFC is becoming a real force.. 10 years guys..but now we really are close=)

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  • Demba_Ba

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Stick a pony in his pocket,
    He’ll fetch Santon from Milan,
    Cos if you want the best ‘uns,
    But you don’t ask questions,
    Then Derek he’s your man.
    Cos where it all comes from is a mystery,
    It’s like the changin’ of the seasons,
    And the price of Cisse
    But here’s the one that’s drivin’ me beserk,
    How on earth does Graham Carr work?
    Ala la la la la lalala laaaaa

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Carroll 35 million move wasnt the end of the world

    Its the beginning of the New Newcastle United !!!

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  • Krul Blow

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Papcisse the legend – welcome to NUFC!!!

    Love it!

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    cisse is a great striker, BUT the best thing of that deal is that ba will stay:D

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    I am blown away by this since last night….I could not believe my eyes 🙂

    heheheheheheh our new great no 9….Love the way Pardew explained to him the importance of the number 9 shirt 🙂

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  • Whos_SuperMac

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    So we’ve got Del Boy & Rodney, who’s our Uncle Albert?

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10

    I am so sick of papers never giving us a chance in anything, we are always sidelined….amazed how our reputation works overseas but in the UK we are deemed a small club what a joke…..

    ehheheheeh makes it better if we continue to do well and I hope we do that indeed…

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  • Whos_SuperMac

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Must admit when I see Saylor giving an interview on TV I think….Trigger

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    An up and coming centre back would put th icing on the cake,I dont know anything about the lad but that Aussie international at Burnley would be a good back up for the three main lads,he has to be half decent being a full international in a good Aussie side.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    im worried about losing krul, dunno why, just a feeling
    —–krul—–
    santon-colo-willo-cissokho
    cabaye-tiote-jonas
    ben arfa——–ba
    ————-cisse———–

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    compo says January 18, 2012 6:24am

    I watch a lot of German football, and this guy is a very good goalscorer.
    However, he does very little else, which may prove to be a problem in English football because forwards are also expected to do a lot of defensive work and help attacks build. If Newcastle can live with this guy being a (albeit very good) one trick pony, then he could turn out to be a great signing.

    We’ll see…guys just take note…

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    4-3-3

    ————–krul—————–
    santon–colo–willo–cissokho
    Cabaye—–Tiote—-Jonas—-
    Ben Arfa——————–Ba
    —————Cisse————-

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  • Toon GI Jordan

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    For me this deal sounds too strange! No way has Mike Ashley sanctioned this deal without him getting money back another way. This just says to me we will all be disappointed come the end of January…again as he will need to pay for this transfer by selling one of our prized assets. Remember when Ashley done the season ticket deal and a few days later he changed the name of SJP! He gives us goods news to soften the blow of the bad news coming. He’s a business man and he ain’t no mug. What happened about us not signing a striker!? I hope I’m wrong but Newcastle always let me down!

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  • Slank

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s all down to good club management, something that Newcastle United as not been associated with in the past.

    It’s Ashley providing the club with a progressive strategy and sound money control. It’s Pardew defining his requirements accurately, and not a scatter gun approach like the previous Sunderland manager . It’s Carr and his team of scouts doing extensive and in-depth player research. It’s Llambias and Charnley doing tough negotiations.

    This signing was again done behind closed doors with little public scrutiny. A very professional job well done.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #18

    But No.9 Job is to score goal…wasnt it? The other will be bonus

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Toon GI Jordan Mate…..I share the same feeling of anxiety mate it does doesnt it….its like wait a second where is Ashley and what have you done with him maybe a deal has been struck on Tiote ? 🙂

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  • nimo

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    ashleys 5yr plan looking good this morning.. keep all current first teamers n sign the ones who deserve a contract up… im not even greedy be over moon if we get a cb but happy if we don’t

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  • alec6247toon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #21

    It’s a good time to be a Newcastle fan :). This is one hell of a signing and if we can get a CB in this month and then 2-3 top signings (I hope its Hoillett, Yanga-Mbiwa or similar minimum, then a few top youngsters) in the summer then we have got a real possibility next season of putting pressure on the established top 4/5 and a really good chance in the Europa League next season (should we get there first of all, which I think we will!)

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #22

    lewy toon brill formation…Ba Played on the left in Germany….but the last line should read

    Ben Arfa —–Cisse——BA

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  • Toon GI Jordan

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #23

    gorgonzola that’s exactly what I’m thinking….Tiote, Colo or even Ba if someone makes a stupid offer! Just put it this way….it wouldn’t surprise me!

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #24

    The money for Cisse transfer comes from Virgin. Month ago Pardew said that he will not bring striker in january. Between this and Papiss’s (ha ha) transfer only one thing change – Virgin deal.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #25

    its ok if he does not nothing but score goals! Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe, edin dzeko, hernandez, torres, they all offer little asides from goals (apart from torres now who doesn’t offer that) Cisse offers blistering pace, looks like he’ll compliment Ba nicely!

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  • Dagga

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Think we have a good chance of finishing 5th if we manage to secure the services of a solid CB and don’t lose any more players. Arsenal seem reluctant to buy in January and Liverpool just seem to buy players for the sake of it with no real structure.
    Out of all our prized assets think Tiote is the most likely to leave given the wealth of talent we have in midfield but I would be suprised if it was in this window. Not too worried about Krul as I would expect he will be offered better terms given his elevation to the number 1 slot and he’s been here that long he is practically a geordie. The Collo situaion is a little concerning but hopefully if this window is seen as a statement of intent and there is a clear out of the dross and some fringe players in the summer the two parties can reach an agreement.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #27

    and HBA position isn’t an out and out winger, and because of the forward position he can drift inside and its technically a strikers position so he can’t have too many grumbles about it.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #28

    AP looks as shocked as the rest of us! Like he said, no forwards this window! Imagine the prowess in HBA, Jonas, Cabaye, and 2 Dembas. Although I can’t see Cisse being at the same dizzying level as wor Ba, it will be a top 2 up front. Hope so.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #29

    anyone find it interesting that Senegal never play Ba and Cisse upfront together? They either play N’doye and Ba or N’doye and Cisse! never Ba and Cisse

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  • Toon GI Jordan

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #30

    spitfire_ I think the Virgin money was to pay for the cheap season tickets Ashley was throwing around. Lets face it he was making a loss on them!

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #31

    Toon GI

    Mate, I know exactly how you feel…so far I am giving the benefit of the doubt, but I really do hope we can go unscathed this window and warden some of the “big boys” away from our great club, I have had enough of scavenger Scumpool looking at our nest

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  • Winaldo7

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #32

    I apologise in advance for this but…..

    AMEOBI is useless, unfit, lazy

    Giving a PROFESSIONAL footballer credit for doing the most basic of things (controlling the ball) is ludicrous, he can’t and won’t run is poor in the air, is a poor finisher unless he has bags of room. Can’t pass more than a couple of yards and it’s always backwards

    But….

    I could forgive all of those things if he just tried. I appreciate he is a local lad but so are half the people of this blog and all u strolla lovers wouldn’t subsidise there lifestyles by paying for tickets to watch them work HARD in there 9-5 jobs let alone this clown who has given up on being a local hero and is happy to jut milk the club his whole creed untill he’s 34

    I apologise for my first post in a while to be a rant but people backing up strolla is really starting to wind me up

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  • BenbulbenMag

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #33

    I was thrilled last night when I heard it was confirmed that “Dave” was signing for us.

    I am cynical by nature and I hope it isn’t a prelude to losing Ba or some of the other lads. (I hope this isn’t the case)

    Some of the benefits of this signing though:

    1. The most obvious one, this lad looks like a cracking Striker and so long as we are patient with him and do not expect him to explode onto the stage in the first run out then I think he has all the ingredients to become a superb player for us.

    2. If Ba was indeed wavering then this will most likely convince him to stay and what a dream strikeforce that could prove to be, we haven’t had anything like it since the days of Shearer and Les

    3. The ambition it shows. Hopefully Collo will sign his new contract as the Carroll sale was seen as a lack of ambition to many of the squad at that time. I am not too worried about whether Simmo signs as I don’t want the club held to ransom by a guy who is only starting to show potential to be an excellent player.

    4. The ambition it shows. This is for players out there who might have been sitting on the fence when it came to an approach from Newcastle. Our stock is rising in various markets. We all know that we have an excellent reputation in the French Market. This signing will only help to solidify that and hopefully expand that reputation into other markets. The African market is going to be reading quite a bit about us if Senegal do well in the ANC which is all to our benefit.

    5. Senior Management potentially starting to build bridges with the supporters. I have my own views on Derek and Mike but it is never healthy for a club to be at loggerheads with it’s Chairman and Owner. A good relationship is more likely to elicit that extra few pounds to buy the excellent player as opposed to the very good player. For the sake of all of us I would be prepared to draw a line under it and try to move forward.

    Whether any of these potential benefits come to fruition, I am currently over the moon in a transfer market window as a Newcastle supporter. When was the last time any of us could say that with a straight face ?

    HWTL

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #34

    I wouldnt mind selling Krul for 15M+ or Tiote for 25M.
    You can easily pick up quality goalkeepers for MAX 5M… spend the other 10M on 3 solid squad players down the spine of the team. Would love a decent right winger myself, Kalou for me.
    If Tiote goes for 20-25M fair enough, no mid table side (which we still are atm) would turn that down and we’re no different. Graham Carr could probs build a team of super buy’s for that money.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #35

    i am worried about krul and dunno why,i think he is in the most danger of being sold

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #36

    off topic.

    FOR INDIAN PPL

    FULHAM VS NEWCASTLE WILL B LOVE ON SATURDAY ON ESPN AT 8.25PM 🙂 cnt wait

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #37

    live * 😛

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  • Kebabacus

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Bought one Demba,
    Got one free,
    Got em both from Ger-Man-Eeeee!

    So, so happy about this deal. Thanks NUFC, you’ve made a Madrid Mag very happy.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #39

    @ Toon GI Jordan

    Really? So you say that he loose money coz the people buy season tikets for cheap, but he not loose money because before that there have plenty empty seats on the stadium. Tell me this – what change between this 30 or so days?

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 18, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #40

    I think Ashley trusts Pardew now, so he’s giving him the funds for the players he wants to bring in. Also, he must be tempted by the freakin lot of money CL can bring. So I don’t expect anyone to leave this window.

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