Magpies Strong Financially – Champions League Next


Alan Pardew has come out today and told told the local press in Newcastle, that he senses Mike Ashley wants to give it a real go this coming season, and see if Newcastle can keep in the top six of the Premier League, and even improve on what we did last season – a fantastic 5rth place in the table.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle sun (what – where?) now shining on the owner?

But things are becoming a little  frustrating at the moment for fans, with Newcastle seemingly at an impasse with the Debuchy, Douglas and Andy Carroll transfers.

Although good news today, that Curtis Good from Melbourne Heart will some become a Newcastle player, although initially he will only be part of the Development  squad – if reports are to be believed.

And Newcastle seem to be increasingly confident they can keep their top players on Tyneside, including Demba Ba, whose contract runs out next Tuesday, and the news yesterday that Russian Premier Club Rubin Kazan had activated that release clause in his contract, is supposed to be false.

Alan has said that Billionaire owner Mike Ashley is really looking forward to seeing how well Newcastle can fare this season:

“Mike wants to give it a real go.” “He got excited about what we did last year.” “We got very, very close to the Champions League and I think it has egged him on to really give it a go.”

“The fans have seen what he is trying to do. All the criticism of the past suddenly seems slightly shallow.” “He’s got the club on a good footing and we are looked at as a good model for other Premier League teams. Financially, we are sound.”

“We can’t compete with the big boys unless we get Champions League football.” “Mike isn’t going to fund that. He’s made that clear, but he’s given me an opportunity to maybe do it anyway.”

“I’m hoping the success continues and the fans appreciate the £260M of Mike’s own money he’s put in. He wants to see success.”   “And I’m quietly confident that we’ll keep our players.”

The negotiations for our top targets has been slow and rather tedious this summer, and it would be good news if we can one of them through the door soon.

And it may come as a shock (at least to us) that Newcastle are reportedly getting close to signing Loic Remy from Marseilles, and he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, and we’d then have four top strikers at the club, if we can bring Loic in.

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49 comments so far

  • sammydolan

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Its going to need more than the few mill spent on the squad players we’ve bought so far… lets get some real quality!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    “The fans have seen what he is trying to do. All the criticism of the past suddenly seems slightly shallow.”

    Apparently not Pardew, unless I’ve stumbled upon an old page of Ed’s from a year or so ago…nope, July 25th 2012 and the fans are still b*tch*ng about Mike’s ambition.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Chuck from previous post
    “It’s geting close to the end of the window ”

    REALLY what an idiot.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Load of Bollox – To be in The Champions League and fight with Man City Man U Chelsea Arsenal Etc Mike Ashly Has to Open The Chq Book and Get 4 Quality Players Not Just Mess about Like we have Done This summer. Buying Kids Wont Get us There. All This Carrot Dangling and Then Whipping The Carpet From Under us again Is Wearing A Bit Thin !!!!!!!!!! Get Carroll Debuchey and Douglas in and Anita Mike and Then You Can say Champions Leage . This Squad will Keep us in the Top 8 But No More.

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  • Sholadona

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    @Ibiza Well that’s what Ashley wants Pardew to say, ASHLEY’S PUPPET!!!! 😉

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  • Graeme

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    We are being linked with some superb players at the moment, entirely due to our achievements last season, which is to be expected. Which of those players are actually a target is pure conjecture from the press and too many on here are starting to believe the hype!!

    We will get who we get. They will be good players for us, having been fully scouted, which means they will gel with what we have and hit the ground running.

    Its just not worth getting your bowels in an uproar in the meantime. Chill, be happy.

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  • eastend toon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    right, to all you hot heads… read what has actually come from our manager.

    READ IT

    and shut your moaning… let the club do what it does and have faith that it’s all going on behind the scenes.

    i have every faith if the deals are right for NUFC then the club will get the player in.

    we all want NUFC to have a right go next season, and if you believe the manager of our team, you know the board do too

    any of you dont believe AP??

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  • Beardsleys Love Child

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Give it a real go?…THEN SIGN SOME FIRST TEAMERS FFS !!!!!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Ed, you trickster 😉 who’s the third top striker at NUFC 😉 lol

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  • sammydolan

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Any danger of Lee Dodd learning how to use upper/lower case lettering in proper constructed sentences?

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  • Sholadona

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #11

    @Graeme I agree, who knows who we will get? Somebody we have heard of could arrive tomorrow or a player we will never linked with could arrive, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    re post..eastend toon ….dont think that is the case re contract ..he has contract for another two year…i hope toon have made a proper bid of at £6 mill for a quality rb that wants to play for nufc…i like most fans will be upset if he goes elsewhere for less than £6mill after making his position untenable with requests for toon move ..pleased about good though..

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Lee Dodd….and last season we couldn’t play with the big boys either and were going to be in a relegation battle…how did that turn out again?

    I’m not saying it’ll be easy to compete again, nor that we will, but people saying we can’t unless we pay the going rates for our presumed “targets” is also off the mark imo.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Debuchy, Douglas and Remy and we could challenge for champions league

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #15

    “Give it a real go” – then put your money where you mouth is, you canne make a silk purse out of a sows ear eh!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Has anyone found something more solid on the suppose acquisition of Loïc Rémy than the random news bit in the Sunday paper?

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  • DannyA

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Who wants to touch me where i wee????

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesper,
    The Guardian have a little on it…

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Yeah give it a real go, but it’s not expected, where we finished last year was 2 years ahead of schedule. All we need is consistency, and top 7 this season would be great. To compete over a full season and have a decent finish like that is all we can ask at this stage. We are around 6 good players away from being genuine regular challengers for the CL places. It’s when we get suspensions/injuries/ACON that we struggle for numbers. We needed a bigger squad this season, and so far we are smaller.

    However, I once got told that Ashley likes to bring in his better players as late as possible, as it saves the club a fortune. 5 players on 40k a week would be a lot of money over 8 weeks. (over 1.5 million) so if they are signed late, the season is unaffected and this years figures are much better. To be fair, that money could be invested in youth set up or could sign a good young player.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    OK boys and girls, the OV summer camp is opening 1st August. Limited spaces available. Members receive the normal 15% discount. New members joining the OV summer camp will receive a 10% discount on the season membership.

    Member benefits include:

    – A stress free footballing environment
    – Free bus tours around the many tourist attractions of OV
    – Daily Pardew shrine meets

    More updates to follow

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #21

    We need to sign Anita, Debuchy, Sakho, Remy and Hoilett to break into the champions league.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Also, Shola’s absence from the banner has bugged me for ages, surely he deserves to be reinstated ahead of Best???

    This season I wouldn’t be surprised if Shola plays more with Cisse, they seem to have a good understanding.

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Kets – sure mate… why dont you offer the club a sponsorship so they can put all you suggestions into practice. yay or nay?

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  • DannyA

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    woops wrong blog hahahahahaha only jokin hopefully there is sum truth in the Remy story’s id F’ing love it if we bagged him top quality player

    also now Pardew has cum out and said Ashley wants 2 improve on last season so they have 2 back those words up in my eyes and they wudnt say these things if there wernt goin to and!!

    We can’t compete with the big boys unless we get Champions League football.” “Mike isn’t going to fund that. He’s made that clear, but he’s given me an opportunity to maybe do it anyway.”

    the part where he says but hes given me the oppurtunity to maybe do it anyway what does that mean i might just be bein thick or summit but that tells me Ashley maybe willing to loosen the purse strings a little!

    heres to hoping anyway

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Bennyboy

    would you say it’s more solid news or just the usual? 😉

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    We did very well last season – this season were in the europa league – thursday night games then sunday games so it will be harder . we have to have at least 3 more players. look at what happened to birmingham do we want to fall in that trap ??? Stoke top 7 at one stage then Europa then top what 14 ?? We all want to see us win something this season coming. We wont get relegated but we have to keep pressing on.

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

    CL with transfers from French 2, Champ and Aussie is not gonna happend.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    ibiza,

    Not again haha

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  • jakesome

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #29

    other teams know we have the best head scout in the league as well as one of the tightest owners. so they wait for us to pull out and then swoop with an extra 500k. debuchy is worth the money we cant always get tiote value deals somtimes you have to pay the market value. we would not get a rb close to his class for less than £8m fact. every spot in the league is worth 800k i honestly having debuchy could be the difference between 8th and 6th+. sucks having an owner that supports your rivals. well thats my negativity for today. now for some coronas in the park

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  • Sholadona

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #30

    @Kets No Scharner or Alderweireld? Madness!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #31

    @Ibizatoon – Back by popular demand

    I hear Norway’s nice this time of year. 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #32

    Colo….I’ve been trying to calm the storm without a return…but it hasn’t been going too well 🙂

    Lee Dodd….I missed the club statement that we were going out to win something this season. As far as I’m aware the priority is PL positioning, then to try and have some cup runs.

    We’re in the midst of a 5 year plan, that has progressed quicker than anyone expected. I think us fans need to keep that in mind. One great season isn’t going to make Ashley change his philosophy imo. If we can keep within reach over the next 2 season, whilst continuing to stabalise the club further, I would then expect the next 5 year plan to be revealed which I would imagine would be to crack in to the CL on a regular basis.

    Expect a maximum of 1-2 first team players a season, then youth.

    Slow and steady progress my friend. So far it seems to be doing us well.

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  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    No recent signings and only a month left of the transfer window!!!!!

    Oh MY GODDDDDD

    The club are sticking to their policies so it can be self financing and stronger for the future.

    Oh MY GODDDDDD

    We haven’t lost any of our 1st team players but we have strengthened our youth squad with some really impressive talent.

    Oh MY GODDDDDD

    Everyone is getting stressed out by what the press are saying which is probably 80% BULLCRAP

    IT’S ALL GOING WRONG

    WE SHOULD ALL PROTEST AT THIS SHAMBLES OF A CLUB AND BURN IMAGES OF ASHLEY AND PARDEW.
    WHOS WITH ME????????

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  • kakaobi

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #34

    i’d just be happy if we replaced Best theres still a chance we could lose 2 strikers in jan and have to play for a month with Shola as our only striker as long as he don’t get injured.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    Hatem….Then we shall tour to Norway and recruit new members!

    More OV updates to follow!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #36

    Papiss…Name the time and place mate….they must be stopped now!

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  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza

    St James Park at noon.

    Grab your pitchfork, Ive got the megphone

    We can start chanting

    “We will not, We will not listen to reason”
    “We will not, We will not understand that the only thing black and white is our strip”

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  • Kyo

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Champions League?

    lol not any time soon if we don’t get quality senior players over the line soon.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #39

    Papiss Myself
    Im in on that one……..

    Lets get it on!!!
    The evil must be flushed out.

    I cant see us ever getting anywhere near the top ten with the COCK A NEE MAFIA in charge……

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #40

    Ill bring the Vicar !!
    (theres always a vicar with a bible at a witch hunt)

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