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Summer Tranfer Window Now So Important For Newcastle

9:00 am, Monday, May 7th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

There’s still surprisingly everything to play for in the last game of the season next Sunday at Goodison Park.

Yaya Toure sels victory with goal in 89th minute

While Everton are a good side and playing well, they will not be as difficult as Manchester City were yesterday, and Newcastle will be looking for all 3 points, but whether they can get them or not is a very good question.

It would be a real downer to finish the  season losing our last two games,  and three of the last four, so we know Alan Pardew and the lads will be doing all they can to win that game, but Goodison Park has hardly been a happy hunting ground for Newcastle.

And Papiss  Cisse proved he may even be human yesterday, as he had one of his quietest  games for  Newcastle, after those miracles he performed at Stamford Bridge in mid-week,  but the Manchester City defense was very solid.

Alan Pardew talked on the Newcastle web-site and knows Newcastle must win next Sunday:

“We have to win at Everton, which might not be enough, but that’s what we need to do.” “There is no draw and looking at results, we need to win.”

“They were significant results (for Arsenal and Tottenham).”  “They both need to win now and that’s pressure that could help us.”

It would be really disappointing if Newcastle now finish in 6th place in the league, which will mean playing a couple of play-off games in August to get into the Europa League Group stages.

And to get into 3rd place, which is still possible,  we are relying on Arsenal and Tottenham not doing well in their last two games – but as Alan says, all Newcastle have to do now  is concentrate on what they can do and beat Everton.

That would at least end the season on a positive note – wherever we end up in the league table.

But Newcastle have done so well this season, that the summer transfer season now becomes a very important one for the club – one of the most important in many years.

Newcastle must decide who to bring in, and whether they will let players like Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson move on, and not offer them improved contracts.

One thing is for sure, and that’s the standards at Newcastle have risen dramatically over the last season, and that must be what drives Newcastle in bringing in the new players this summer.

And we expect up to five top players to be arriving before September rolls around.

It promises to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans this summer, as the club tries to improve their squad, so they can mount a challenge for a top four place next season.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Danny Guthrie · Danny Simpson · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours





12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hatem's better than Messi // May 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Hard game v Everton.

    But Arsenal have WBA and Hodgson’s last game.
    Spurs have a local derby v Fulham and Martin Jol will want to beat them, that’s for sure.

    Pressures on … we can still finish 3rd!!!

  • 2 check the toastie // May 7, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Fingers crossed for next week, however CL is now a long shot.

    Enthralling game yesterday, gud to see everybody in the stadium early and it produced a super atmosphere, although not quite the liverpool game. must say we were very fortunate to be level after 30 minutes, however we hung in there and looked just as likely to score, and i had a sneaky feeling we might win until that Toure goal.

    City have some real Quality and their back 4 is superb, Kompany is their skipper and leader, and funny enough he only cost 6 million, just goes to show that you can find gems for the right price, Looking forward to the summer to see who comes in.

    Well Done lads, great effort yesterday.

  • 3 magpie6699 // May 7, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Reading some earlier blogs this morning I see that we played really badly yesterday so I’m going to point out now that the summer transfer window will be very bad as Ashley will sell Cisse, Ba, Tiote, Collocini, Santon and Ben Arfa. And Krul. Also we’ve nothing to look forward to as the Europa League will be a disaster and we’ll be fighting a relegation battle. Oh, and my piles are bothering me too! Isn’t life a bitch – wish I supported Sunderland, Blackburn etc. they’re so much better than us.

  • 4 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // May 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    “City have some real Quality and their back 4 is superb, Kompany is their skipper and leader, and funny enough he only cost 6 million, just goes to show that you can find gems for the right price”

    Exactly….

    Their back four dont forget is VERY PACEY too they are faster then colo and Willo and would be faster than Taylor too and more skillful on the ball….that is a huge difference to me of the top two for example….

    That said this transfer window is absolutely crucial for us!

    One thing I was a bit disappointed is the start of the game…we looked afraid…and there was no reason to be they where chasing…not us….we could have stuck into them…. But I am not worried….

  • 5 Graeme // May 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Magpie, sounds like the Monday morning blues got you mate lol. Some happy pills may help. Then again, life can be a bitch, but NOTHING could be as bad as being a mackem supporter,

  • 6 magpie6699 // May 7, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Graeme – I was being ironic …or sarcastic… or something. I was at the game, enjoyed it, thought the better team won but we tried our hardest and had some chances. This city team have scored 90 goals and conceded a mere 27 so they can play a bit.
    One thing makes me laugh – the way the city fans chant Mancini’s name – I kinda think that with a £240+ million squad any reasonably competent manager (or for that matter a gorilla, whichever is the more intelligent) could challenge for the title!

  • 7 darthkir // May 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Newcastle needs another striker in the mould of tevez or aguero who must be very agile and quick and is able to cut from the wing. He will complement the 3 front man strike force of Cisse & Hatem.

    Also we need another influential central midfielder who can play deep alongside Tiote with Cabaye in advance role. I am a big fan of our current 4-3-3 system with 2 deep central midfielder and Cabaye playing advance. Only that we need proper player to accomodate this formation.

  • 8 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    @7:

    Arjan Robben ! Suggest we get hin before Ribery chins him though!

    OR

    Eljero Elia! who just cannot get a game for Juventus!

    Either of these two would, quote: “Accomodate this formation”! unquote!

    Can,t see us getting them though! But then again i,ve been surprised quite a few times this season!

  • 9 blew // May 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Cisse was quiet because he had no supply line. Cabaye and Tiote need help in midfield, their 2 quiet colleagues playing alongsied, could have learned a lot from the skillful and totally committed Silva.Apart form Silva Man C. had a balanced midfield and defence. Toon played well, but class told in the end

  • 10 Graeme // May 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Magpie 6699, yes, so was I lol.

    I think you will find that they have spent well over £500 million on players – with that sort if spend it would just about be possible to make even dogleash look as if he knows what he’s doing – bit touch and go though, I must admit!!!!

  • 11 Paps // May 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Elia and Robben is too ambitious newxpatmagpie. One good season won’t attrat players like them. May I suggest Scott Sinclair as a far cheaper option?

  • 12 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 8, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    @11:

    We are linked with a different name every day!

    Elia and Robben maybe too ambitious, but with Blackburn relegated yesterday evening we could have a chance of Junior Hoillet with whom we have already been linked to!

    IF, IF, we can get to him first?




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