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All Quiet On The Newcastle Transfer Front

2:11 pm, Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 61 Comments

It seems all quiet on the Newcastle transfer front, and of course the good news is that no club has come in for any of our top players, so Mike Ashley putting £25M on the heads of both Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote seems to have done the trick.

Alan Pardew – happy to keep his top stars at the club

The way Andy Carroll was sold eighteen months ago should never happen again, and it looks like Newcastle have learned their lesson, but we’d have liked to have seen at least one defender and another striker brought in during this transfer window.

But young Adam Campbell will become the fourth striker this season, and of course Haris Vuckic can rifle them in too, as he showed last night with a wonderful first goal for the club.

And we have to hope that Curtis Good comes good, and James Perch is becoming a very important player at the club, with Perchinho able to play defensive midfield, and anywhere across the back line, and we’d love this lad to get a contract extension soon.

Alan Pardew seems happy enough that he has kept his top stars on Tyneside, and in his press conference for the Aston Villa game on Sunday,  this is what Alan has just said:

“I am hoping business is done. We have kept our main players.”  “Anita is a first team regular and we have young players who can develop. They can grab the chance of Europe and the Capital One Cup.”

“I don’t think we will bring anyone in or anyone will go out. But you never know at this football club.” “The targets we have are impossible to sign today and we will go with what we’ve got.”

Newcastle have almost the same side as last season, so there’s no reason we cannot do well again – we’ve brought in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good, and Vurnon Anita and let Alan Smith, Leon Best, Danny Guthrie, Fraser Forster  and Peter Lovenkrands leave the club.

Newcastle can still have another great season, and that has to start with all 3 points on Sunday against Aston Villa.

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61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    No Sh*t :)

  • 2 Ollieh51 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Good.

    No panic buying, nothing to appease the fans wanting blood for people not spending.

    Our purchases have all been very well thought out and we will make moves in January if need be.

    Glad the club has communicated this with us as best they could.

  • 3 mattyNUFC // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    i appreciate the optimists, i do

    but this is disheartening to me. i never expected the world, just cover or improvement in vital positions that needed such.

    yes we have the same team, but all the team around us don’t. they’re all better off (arguably)

  • 4 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    French media claim that sunder land have had a bid accepted for Michel Bastos! :(

  • 5 Szarka // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    no aigning thats for sure now. We have big holes in replacements. Soon every player will play every positions :)

  • 6 mattyNUFC // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    ollieh51

    glad the club has communicated this with us as best they could?

    they told us all summer we’d be bringing in 3-4 first teasers! the number of players only went down the close today came!

  • 7 HullMag6 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Ed, caught me out need to repost i feel now.

    Honestly would love richards at the toon, played u21s with saylor but like any idea now its all down to the numbers.

    As for berba – outside our policy but if cheap enough good european experience to tap into.

    Ok if David Craig is in scumderland wheres jim white? (spotted at Newcastle central).

    Dereks been @ benton – the game is afoot gentlemen.

    As for sage in a previous thread I hope youre right (for once)

  • 8 cndrbrown // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Damn

  • 9 thai-mag // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    rummors on twitter, cabaye to arsenal 8 million plus a player coming to us

  • 10 steveno7 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Its a shame because i thought just 2-3 sighnings would have helped us on to the next level.
    i jus wish t club had t same abitions as us often tormented loyal fans .
    now we jus have to get behind t lads and give them the unrivalled support we always do .

  • 11 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Sage- promise everyone this now, if you’re wrong AGAIN, then you’re never allowed to post on this site again, but if you’re correct, I have to go and take a sh*t in the middle of Newcastle Central!

  • 12 psutty80 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Its not looking good for a replacement for Raylor… Given up with anyone else coming in, not for the sake of signing anyone, just to try and strengthen the squad in key areas.
    But not silly money either. Just simular signings we made last couple of years, cabaye or tiote esq, 4 million or so, as i believe that we are running the club the right way.

  • 13 Magpie_Man // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Just shows how much ambition The fat B*asterd has for this club. NONE!

  • 14 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    French media,twitter, soures, u are clutching straws!!!!!!

  • 15 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Thai- I saw that as well! Please tell me it’s not true!

  • 16 hotdog // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I like Pards but his comments are starting to bug me. I know he needs to feed the media but comments like

    “The targets we have are impossible to sign today” – mmm how mnay months have you had!
    and
    “I need to have a chat with the Chairman” re Taylor injury – How organised are we, three players could get crocked on Sunday vs Villa, thats why we need a good squad.

  • 17 ToonDownSouth // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    It’s probably not even Transfer Sage – it’s probably someone pretending to be him.

    The guy doesn’t talk in certainties and specifics.

  • 18 Ben3arfa // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    useless ashley , paper thin squad again

  • 19 bazrazmataz // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    imagine you have a really good year in your job and achieve above all expectations , you even get a industry award to recognise your achievements. Next year your raring to go again but the company director has his own agenda and holds back not giving you the support to kick on from last year. Im pretty sure most ppl would be very pissed off to say the least , im sure all is not well with PA/MA/DL its typical tho when things go wrong the owner always does something to rock the boat.

  • 20 lesh // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Wonderful, just ruddy marveloux if those so near-named will forgive the term!

    I don’t think we will bring anyone in or anyone will go out. But you never know at this football club.” “The targets we have are impossible to sign today and we will go with what we’ve got.”

    So we’re not even going to get cover for Raylor’s absence? But why didn’t make a concerted effort to get the targets before today?

    Was there ever a real intention to strengthen our first-team squad in the important areas of need – defence and striking departments?

    Between MA and Llambias, they’ve made a complete and utter hash of things and the window’s not closed to potential buyers yet!!

  • 21 Toon_boy89 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    What a load of sh@t could have cracked on now all the teams around us are building we are standing still ! 3 points at villa will do to cheer me up

  • 22 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    ppb….No, Mike doesn’t accept Amex…charges too high. He’ll accept cash, but you must pay up front and don’t try and sneak any extra seconds in there…Del Boy will pull you straight off!

  • 23 Toon73 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    It’s obvious nothing is happening today, it was the perfect time for Pards to confirm instead. Instead there’s “hoping” and “I don’t think so”

    Why not just categorically say it’s over. Finished. Now onto Villa????

  • 24 gaza25 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Hey im new here. What about a move for babel he has just been released by hoffenheim and could do a job while the demba’s go to acon. just a thought what do u think lads. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12691/8036433/Hoffenheim-release-Babel

  • 25 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    apologies! When I said that about Bastos, I meant Fulham, not sunderland!

  • 26 PapissSmurf // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I hope all those fans recently praising MA for his ‘shrewd business sense’ and for not ‘paying-over-the-odds’ are thoroughly ashamed of themselves. He’s just a greedy git whose only ambition for the club is that it fattens his wallet.

  • 27 spitfire_ // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    “I am hoping business is done.”

    What the f is that mean? Happy with the incomings?

    All the other teams gettin stronger in stronger… and we are just stalling in time. Good path… very very good. Now we will wait the winter and pray the teams of some of our targets to get financial trouble to can f them. Splendid. I don’t even thing to apologise for “the f**k” thing. I’m so pissed off…

  • 28 Toon73 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Is Pards that far out of the loop he seriously isn’t sure what’s happening??

  • 29 bazrazmataz // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I cant belive some ppl are still posting on here hoping something might happen , Nothing is happening AP is not lieing to us

  • 30 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Smurf…Deeply ashamed. If I wasn’t such a sorry mess I’d punish myself.

  • 31 FatmanJoe // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Arsenal have no one I’d be interested in to be honest. The only one that might is young Walcott but can’t see that with the wages he wants.

  • 32 Oldgit1 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    We have a manager that won two awards for manager of the season and he is not being backed by MA and that prat DL, god I hate that man with a passion.

    They are both showing AP a total lack of respect by not listening to his needs for the squad.

    MA has a habit of getting everyone on his side then dropping them like a stone. He has brainwashed the supporters into this bargain basement thing, but other clubs are spending money, dont give me the crap of them ending up like portsmouth and rangers thing I dont buy into that.
    I feel so let down and thought with a couple of blue chip players we would win something finally. How far do you think we will get with young kids, not far Im sure

    I have supported this team for over 50 years and all I have had is shite from the board and owners. Ah well, fcuk them they aint getting any money from me.

    Im so bloody angry that we have missed an opportunity to win something this year.
    MA and fcuking DL thanks for nothing bloody pair of morons.

  • 33 hatem786 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    WE MUST BUY 2 PLAYERS,SÅ COME ON AND MAKE US HAPPY MIKE ASHLEY…

  • 34 steveno7 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Just watch ed ap’s interview on ssn. I he said wa finished and nobady is coming in BUTyou never know with this club.
    This tells me theyre working on something .
    I HOPE lol

  • 35 Shane // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Mike Ashley has simply got no ambition. Spending 18M on Cisse and Anita in the space of 7 months. Giving our chief scout a huge contract, bringing in some brilliant young stars like Bigi. It’s ridiculous really! Spend more money or we will all hate you.

  • 36 bazrazmataz // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    on the plus side our financial records in april are gonna look great after this , 3.1 net spend lovely

  • 37 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    I feel sorry for Pardew. A great guy and my utmost respect. He told us at the end of last season that we are already ahead in the transfer window and have gone down to business. 4 months have passed and our squad is paper thin. He was led to believe 1 thing and the board are doing another.

    MA and Derek are making him look like a mug and liar. But we know pardew is not.

  • 38 wynsleap // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Of course it’s all quiet.
    Like the nursery rhyme ‘the King is in his counting house counting out his money’ (either that or planning his next trip to the casino).
    He hasn’t got time for irritating incidentals like purchasing new players for the club he supposedly owns.

  • 39 oldbobaycliffe // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    so far this season pardew has depressed me he has constantly said we could lose a top player he keeps on about it almost daily.he doesn,t want to be in europe just wants to concentrate on the league we have tried to buy 2 players from fc twente and one from lille yet now says his squad is big enough.perhaps its time for him to go harry redknapp anyone

  • 40 Ollieh51 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    @MattyNUFC – We went after players as well publicised (Debuchy, Carroll) and were messed around by their clubs.

    What more could we have done? Even the players were frustrated by it!

    We all would have been happy with both targets coming in (Debucy to start, Carroll as a bit part) but they didn’t come in as a result of shocking management by their respective clubs.

    Look at Carroll now, Rodgerws said a loan was never an option when we proposed it and I bet you we would have paid more than most other clubs to get him back but they’ve let him go to WHAM.

    WHAM’s chairman came out and said they can’t afford to buy Carroll, so regardless of how good/bad he plays, he’s in the window next summer for less than the £17m they wanted.

    Debuchy was as good as here before the Euros which is why Pards said somethign about it before the break and Lille twice changed thier mind and we even bid more.

    You can’t just throw money at it like other clubs have done.

    I’d rather we held out for another Cissé then panicked and bought in a donkey mate.

  • 41 ppb // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    @ibiza del will pull me off? bonus!

  • 42 Rotonda heights // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Matty

    were we really promised 3/4 first teasers!!!

  • 43 wynsleap // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    OldBob – Harry Redknapp?
    He craves signings and money being spent on his teams.
    Ashley would have apoplexy!!

  • 44 q8igeordie // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Guys… we knew mike wasnt spending alot of money since keegan left … so stop acting like little girls and grow up … now unless we start losing against the likes aston villa and norwich im happy with our squad … but i really hope for micah richards now that city signed maicon

  • 45 ppb // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    has the club fattened makes wallet? no. shut up meanies

  • 46 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Right that looks like the Transfer window is done and Taylor and Perch are Injured so lets analyse some things from Last nights game:

    Vuckic could do a job up front as the big man if he bulks up a bit

    Obertan is gaining confidence best i have seen him in a Toon shirt

    It also shows that players have to play on their best foot as this cutting inside crap does not work against teams Obertan and Marveux getting to the by line was quite exciting to watch which if we done that in a 442 situation could create chances

    Here is a few teams that could work judging by our injury situation etc in both of these formations Santon and Anita would provide the overlapping width on their proper sides so they can just take a guy on and whip a ball in :

    442 Krul
    Santon Colo Taylor Anita

    Obertan/Jonas Cabaye Tiote Arfa/Marveux

    Cisse Ba

    433 Krul
    Santon Colo Taylor Anita

    Cabaye Jonas Tiote

    Arfa
    Cisse Ba

    Would love it if we signed some players in the next 7 hours but probably not going to happen!!

  • 47 ppb // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    @rotonda no. 3-4 signings. we’ve made 4

  • 48 Magpie_Man // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Well im gunna take a break from SSN and This blog for a few hours and watch 2 and half men, something that will cheer me up.

  • 49 proudtobageordie // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    every team we are competing with for tha 4 th place have strengthened massively so we are probabley looking at 7/8 at best this season. What incentive does fatty need more to make millions than to invest in the team to qualify for champions league. He cam make millions so they who say he is a good business man think again as he is loosing out big time by not investing to make more profit.

  • 50 HullMag6 // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Thai.

    Hope the tw@ter traffic is false but if not I hope the player plus 8m is either walcott or oxlade-chamberlain.

  • 51 Beechycini // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I would actually take the like of Ryan Babel right now, just so we have cover. If we signed him and a defender like Pieters or Debuchy then i think majority would be happy with how the squad is looking as i feel its only Best we havent replaced. Doesnt take much Mike!

  • 52 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    ppb…..You’re a twisted one ;)

  • 53 ppb // Aug 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    @ibiza. not twisted. just relish a good opportunity

  • 54 NUFCIndonesia // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Sighs….

  • 55 woolerbill // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    We have a top player to go to the emerits at the last minute, with no time to replace him. oops sorry fan, it’s not our fault.

    I said two weeks ago that the kids were all we would get. Well done Ashley

  • 56 woolerbill // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    We have a top player to go to the emerits at the last minute, with no time to replace him. oops sorry fan, it’s not our fault.

    I said two weeks ago that the kids were all we would get. Well done Ashley.

  • 57 woolerbill // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    there will be a last minute midfielder departure, with no time to replace him, groundhogg day.

  • 58 muttley // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    pardew speaks some crap,what will happen when the african nations cup starts again,no cisse or ba ,we want champagne players for the price of pop,clubs are wise to us.

  • 59 muttley // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    watch pardew as the injurys and suspensions start kicking in,i bet he changes his tune then,whinging on ,about this that and the other. get real ashley ,spend the money,what the players are worth,

  • 60 jackson0022 // Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    No news is good news, but if possible I still hope the injury of Raylor can prone 1-2m more to meet the target of Lille so that we can get Debuchy coming! If he comes Cabaye is more likely to stay!!!

  • 61 MAUTITOON // Aug 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    best of luck toon army




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