If It’s Europa League Then Only Modest Increase In Transfers


Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle will have to rely more on their youngsters next season,  as the possibility of  European competition looks very good.

Shane Ferguson – players like this will play more next season

The big money in Europe is definitely in the Champions League, and while Newcastle will want to bring in more players if they qualify for the Europa League, which seems almost certain at this point, the money they get from that competition is nowhere near the £20M each club receives once they qualify for the group play in Europe’s top competition.

Obviously Newcastle will try as best they can to make it into the Champions League, but that will not be easy,  and it will probably take Newcastle winning at least three of their last fiver games in the league to finish in the top four.

And even then if Chelsea win it this year, and finish out of the top four, then 4th place will go into the Europa League and Chelsea will qualify for the Champions League.

Newcastle will bring in at least two good defenders and a central midfield player in the summer, in addition to players to replace Danny Guthrie and/or Danny Simpson,  if they don’t sign new contracts.

But after seeing Danny Guthrie’s interview yesterday it seems to us he’s really keen to stay on Tyneside and play in Europe.

This is how Alan Pardew talked yesterday about the Newcastle squad for next season:

“I don’t think you really have to enlarge, but you do need to make sure that those young players are really on song,”  “Maybe we’ll bring in one or two extra, but no more than that. “

“And actually the funds for the Europa League don’t actually suggest you can do more than that.”  “Unfortunately, that’s the way it’s been devised.”  “We haven’t really got two teams at the moment, and I don’t suppose Tony thinks he has either.”

“What you have to call upon is the young group in your squad, like the Vuckic, the Fergusons, the Sammy Ameobis next year, we’ll be leaning on them far greater than we have this year.”

“I think it’s very, very important next year that the mind set of some of our players is to try and get a maximum of a 55, 60, 70-game season in, whatever it takes,”  “We are already looking at what the other clubs have done, how much game time, how many players they’ve used.”

“We’re starting to bring in that information even though we haven’t qualified for Europe yet, just in case we do, so we’re armed with all that information.”

It seems that Newcastle will only modestly increase their transfer costs if we make the Europa League, but with the Champions League,  we’ll see up to five top players coming through the door over the summer months.

These last five games, which take place over a short three weeks, are going to be really interesting for Newcastle fans, and we have a chance of ending up in the top four, which would be simply terrific.

If that happens surely Alan Pardew has to be Manager of the Year?

Comments welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s the right approach – think of Europa as a development league to bring young prospects up to flying speed.

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  • Hemel Mag

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost- for those who weren’t around at stupid o clock

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    Guys, I’ve managed to get tickets for three out of our last five games, I’m coming up for Stoke tomorrow, then Chelsea and City, and really want to get to Everton for the last game. I’m a member but the last couple of away games have sold out to ST holders.

    Can anyone help with two tickets Please- am happy to TT money or meet up in Toon tomorrow etc will also pay a bit of a premium as a thank you if any of you season ticket holders on here can’t go themselves

    Thanks

    HWTL

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Makes sense.

    This is absolutely brilliant for all the young players near the first team squad.

    They’ll get more minutes on the pitch including a few starts.
    Watch Abeid, Ferguson, Tavernier, Gosling, Vuckic, Ranger & Sammy Ameobi start to really show their stuff as they play regular football.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    @tsunki

    need to get the balance right though, although many prem league teams consider the europa league a burden most team across europe look at it with high regard.

    We need to make sure we put a good, strong team out, not just play a 2nd string team. (not that I am suggesting you said that)

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Yea agreed this is the right way to go about it glad to hear pardew say is it aswell, plus there’s dummitt n streete n Inman if they decide to promote them
    I still there b lots of signings over the summer but majority of them will b 18-22 year old to challenge first rather than replace like Rodriguez, knockaert, butterfield, amalfitano, Virgil van dijk, this Chris good if they rate him, then you hav ya experienced signings like Douglas, debuchy, corgnet diame maybe a winger n a striker

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    See marveux could b on the bench tomorrow, also pardew has said Elliott will play if krul not fit

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    davy
    Where did u hear Marv might be on the bench tomorrow? Cant see that being true

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Wwjbd pardew said it in the journal, Guthrie, tiote, obertan, best all fit again aswell

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    We hav a full a squad bar lovenkrands n staylor

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  • Ollieh51

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Hasn’t Marv just got back in training this week?

    he looked class when he played earlier this season, was decent against Wigan and made a massive impact at Villa.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    davy
    Oh fair enough then haha would of thought it was too early for Marv he just got back to training this week from what I’ve heard

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  • redondo77

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Hattem #3

    I agree except 1. Ranger?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Yes unexpected and excellent news on Marveaux.

    He did look real quality. Composed on the ball with the vision technical ability to deliver beautifully flighted pin-point passes.

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  • redondo77

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Sign Christian Pasquato pleaseeee 😛

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #15

    @redondo77

    Everyone starts with a clean-slate in pre-season.

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  • redondo77

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Isn’t Ranger still have problem with police or maybe in jail currently?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Ranger is a total waster, I’m all for giving people a chance and not writing them off after a mistake or two but he keeps making the same mistakes.

    The only positive I can say is that he has gone on loan to Shef Wed so it does show he wants to play.

    He needs to realise he has a great chance to become a premier league footballer, even if his only motivation is prem league wages, he has to train harder and keep out of trouble.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #18

    lol, He has a trial in June I believe.

    Hopefully he’ll avoid jail and be available for pre-season and Europe.
    He’s on our books so I hope he comes out of all of this a better person.

    He could be a very handy second striker or super-sub. We don’t want all our strikers jetting around Europe then playing again at the weekend.

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  • donegalmag

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Hey guys..just booked my stag do in Newcastle in October..gonna be only my second time goin there..can’t wait…just praying now that we get a match day…any tips on the best places to go out…we staying on the quay..

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    rich @ 4 – no I think if you are in a competition then you compete. I say field a proper first team, go for the win or draw early as the case may be, then younger players as subs to hold the game, get them pitch time, and compete in what is still a tough competition. By season end we should have a deeper & more experienced squad, for peanuts. If we buy a purpose-built squad in a hurry, we may lose our mojo! Pards has got a great team ethic, shame to ruin it.

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  • redondo77

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Hatem

    I rather see we signed a new striker than Ranger

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #22

    In the 2007/08 season Man U won the Prem & the CL. The next season, Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all entered the CL. Arsenal finished 4th yet were still allowed to enter the CL playoff round.

    Have the rules changed since then? Why would 4th not get CL IF Chelsea won the CL?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Because Chelsea look like finishing outside the top four.

    In your example Man Utd finishid in a CL spot.

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  • Garreth

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #24

    #22… We get 4 CL spots and no more. So in the year Man Utd won it they already had a CL spot so it didn’t matter.

    However, if Chelsea finish outside of the top 4 then only the top 3 would get a spot and 4th would go to Chelsea to give them the chance of retaining the title.

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  • hallelujah..john tudor john tudor

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #25

    DONEGALMAG…..try the bigg market and the gate, they are right next to each other are walking distance from the quayside, hope theres a match on for ya

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Before any players are signed, Mike Ashley should think about looking at Alan Pardew’s contract. An improved contract is well deserved, for what he’s done. Add to that, the clause in which someone comes in for a manager needs to be a good one. If Alan Pardew repeats this next season, he’ll be linked with every job there is around the UK.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #27

    @26. Pards signed a 5 1/2″ year contract didn’t he? So this summer, he’ll still have 4 years left. That’s plenty i think.

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