Pardew Wants Two Players Signed – Will Wait For Tomkins

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to get two of his players signed up on new contracts at Newcastle.

Coloccini and Guthrie yesterday after Danny scored

After the shock of yestreday’s second half performance at Fulham, Alan Pardew is hoping to tie down both his captain Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Guthrie to new contracts, and the sooner the better.

Danny scored a wonderful goal yesterday that seemed to be the Newcastle breakthrough we needed just before half time, but it will not be talked about too much,  as Newcastle managed to let in 5 goals  in the second half.

And that’s how many goals Fulham had scored in their previous six league games – that’s how bad it was yesterday in that second half for the Magpies, who simply fell apart.

Danny Guthrie has been little short of a a revelation for Newcastle this season when standing in for Cheick Tiote in central midfield, and Coloccini has again been a  dominant player for  Newcastle this season and of course is now the captain.

This is what Pardew said about the two players:

“I think Guthrie’s started six games and we’ve won five. Started, that is. He can’t do any better than that, can he?”

“I do like him but he’s a bit of an introvert. He doesn’t say too much, he goes about his business in a quiet way.”

“Danny has impressed me this season. He has been outstanding when given his chance.” “I haven’t had a chat with him about a new contract but it will happen shortly.”

“When Tiote went out of the team injured and Danny came in, it was seamless.” “His passing is fantastic. He makes a big statement on the pitch. He just fits into how I play.”

“These negotiations are going to be difficult for him. But he’s in a good place and he needs to remember the grass isn’t always greener.”

“And high on my list is a new contract for Coloccini. I would like to get his ­future at the club sorted out.”

“He has been outstanding and justified my decision to give him the armband. He is a huge player for us.”

And news today that Alan Pardew did not meet with Guthrie’s agent as he was planning to do last week, but hopes to do that in the next week or so, when the squad returns from Tenerife.

News yesterday that Newcastle may be willing to wait for West Ham’s James Tomkins and try to get him through the door in the summer, but that means they will need to sign a center-back in the next 9 days as cover in case either Coloccini or Williamson get injured.

And Newcastle were due to jet off to Tenerife after the game yesterday and will stay there next week,  as they prepare for their FA Cup 4th round tie at Brighton & Hove Albion next Saturday.

It’s also meant to be a team building excursion,  and they’ll need that after what happened in yesterday’s game.

We have to hope the second half was simply an aberration – and nothing more serious than that about the Newcastle side.

We hope it was simply a bad day at the office.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1
  • kpryddie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    guthrie is f*****g shit

  • shearermania

    Jan 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #3

    still shocked about what happened – its was so absurd…we were so good in the first half and i was saying to myself “wow we really are bossing a decent team away…boy something went astray.
    few observartions though
    #the reason benny looses the ball too much is our players just give him the ball as to say here you go, do your magic – and no players making any runs….i thought he was our best player with jonas.
    #santon had a nightmare…but will come good
    #best dosnt work on the left – i like this tactic but with obertan or loverpants
    #shola…i like you..and you are a legend in your own way, but its time to say hang up those skates.
    #most bizarre thing though- why did our backline keep playing that high line…it was suicidal time after time…..
    whats your view?

  • kpryddie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Guthrie is shit

  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    tomkins singed new long term deal

    anyone know what this adrain mariappa is like looking like we will sign him in next couple of days according to a lot of the papers today

  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    never seen him play davy… but I really hope we don’t get him; itll be like the next Perch for us

  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    toonboy thats harsh if u aint even seen him play, as for perch i really like him in cm of course not to start there but he does a job when he comes on

  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    in fact i wouldnt mind perch havin another crack at ryt back

  • GeordieAnt

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #9

    @ kpryddie – really Guthrie is shit? Obviously you know f**k all about football then.

  • nufc mad man

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    i would like to see a young talented non african forward come in during the summer as the way i see it ba cisse both starters HBA best both should be the cover and if we get europewe need to start passing more shorter. any1 know when the next champions league and europa league game occurs.
    the reason i ask is if we get in next season there is an ACON again so i would hate to see us have a game without ba or cisse

  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13


    Agree with your points.

    Ben Arfa was given very few passing options when he was on the ball, particularly going forward…..but i’m not surprised, given our striking options.

    Santon wasn’t terrible, not compared to others anyway.

    Shola should’ve been moved on years ago.

    I definitely agree about the offside trap tactic. What were they thinking? they could see they were beaten for speed…..I don’t get it.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    santon had a good game i thought giv the pen away apart from that was good

  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #15

    btw, not too upset about losing out on Tomkins.

    Vertoghen please!

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    colin just blocked me on twitter 🙁

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Davy – do you really think that a 25 year old defender plying his trade at Watford, available for £3m, wouldn’t have been snapped up by one of the London clubs by now if he was any good? I was at Fulham, in fact i’m still at my daughters in Chiswick, and believe me, a few home chickens came home to roost yesterday. Just study the goals against column since Raylor got injured, and just as important, study the performances for the same period. I’ve been at everyone of those games, and believe me, with the one shining exception, we’ve been sh-t in most of them, even the ones that we’ve managed to scrape a win. The first person to lose his discipline at Fulham was the blo-dy captain, who ran around like a headless chicken flinging himself on the ground in brainless, kamikaze type challenges as in the build up to their 2nd goal. As I’ve been saying for 3years he has a couple of very big achille’s heels for a defender – he’s pathetically weak physically as Dempsey proves every time he plays against him, and God is he slow on the turn, as evidenced not only yesterday, but also against Long in the West Brom game recently. Willo is a one placed plodder, who is a Championship player and no more, and as I and some others have been pointing out for weeks, Cabaye might as well be in the dressing room when the opposition have the ball.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Davy – Santon should have been sent off mate, for two yellows, and some would argue, a straight red for the penalty incident. As some were saying coming out of the ground yesterday, Santon looked like the winger he really is who has been converted to full back. The lad himself said just last week that he prefers a more forward role, and doesn’t see his long term future at full back.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #19

    After that 2nd half performance they should be taken to Tynemouth for the week not Tenerife.

  • Greg P

    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #20

    It was a poor game, but we need to remember that we were just hoping for 40 points at the start of the season.
    Bar 2nd half yesterday Guthrie has looked solid so great news on him signing, but Perch is shocking and we need to get rid and allow the youngsters his space.
    Williamson was poor but does the job, would be good to see a promising young CB come in such as the lad from Sheff Utd.
    At the end of the day you’ll get freak results, but with the lack of depth in the squad we’re still having a great season.
    I don’t just want squad fillers like Mariappa coming in, I’d rather Streete got a game for experience if we got Willo injured.

  • ArtyH

    Jan 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #21

    As previously posted.IMHO we lost the game in the first half, Shola has stated he will not change even with the new signing of Cisse, is that not a clue, he is LAZY. Going forward I remember one of our lads making a forward pass to strolla and he just did not move and the frustration showed ( Jonas/Best I think it was ). It must get to you when you are working your nuts off for the team and a lazy get like that is just walking around the pitch. Also I think this effected Best as he did not have anyone to play off. Then we come to the defence Collo was left exposed a few times and needs someone to do the running and Willo is not that person. I don’t blame Willo, but we need someone better and faster for certain games, he’s OK for Stoke, Bolton and the like where a big lad is needed for aerial bombardment. Samba would have taken Johnson out long before he was a threat! The two fullbacks had a bad day too, unusual but true.
    When we are playing at our best the forwards take the weight off the midfield and the defence by playing a high line, when your forwardline is none existent you CANNOT play that game! The problem is with a squad so thin as ours who can play alongside Best to bring the best out of him, and dont say Loverman please!

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 22, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Just think lads,we didn’t have mr t,s,Taylor,ba and cisse,four of are best players,it’s like city,they have been poor without toure,kompany,and silva,take for off ya best players out off any team and u wud struggle!!!

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Greg – I realise it is a fine balancing act with the transfer policy we are persuing, and it has to be said that we’ve bought far too many 2nd rate players, and only managed to find the odd little gem like Tiote and Ba. Just think about Perch, Simpson, Williamson, Best, Gosling, Obertan, and the jury is still out on the likes of Marveaux and Abeid, because they’re yet to start a league game. It’s no good throwing a kid like Streete into this back four – look at the goals against since raylor was injured. He was playing at the top of his game, and we haven’t replaced his physicality. The players who would be superb buys are the likes of Vertonghen and Samba, but we won’t pay the going rate for those players. Hoilett would be a vast improvement on Obertan, but when he’s up on a free in the summer, we’ll get killed in the rush.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #24

    Arty – against Stoke and Bolton last season Willo and Col were murdered, and in fact, both were sent off at Bolton. They both have glaring weaknesses for centre backs and Jol played on those in the 2nd half – read what he said, ‘ get the simple ball over the top, and they’re both slow on the turn’. Dempsey murders Colo in the air everytime he plahs against him. Look at how many times Krul has been our star man and saved us from a few more hidings. I’m dreading Brighton. I’m staying down here with my daughter for the week for the cup-tie, and we’ll have to hope Pardew lines them up differently to yesterday – a defensive midfielder for a start – what did Raylor do wrong against QPR?

  • Brutooon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Guthrie did well during the first half but lose everything in the 2nd half

  • max

    Jan 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #26


  • tooninspain

    Jan 22, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    kpryddie…’re an r’s hole


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