Alan Pardew Defiant On Lack Of Transfers

Alan Pardew has been talking to the local press today and he has been adamant and even a little defiant, that the club is sticking by its decision not to bring in too many new recruits in the summer, even though we are already being hit by injury to some of our top players.

Alan Pardew – thumbs up on Newcastle’s transfer business

Of course the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and now we’ll have to wait and see how well the players perform, who come into the side in place of the likes of Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor, who are all out injured at the moment.

And it seems that Alan Pardew had hoped to use 17 year-old local lad Remi Streete in the side at some point this season, but the youngster is out injured at the moment.

This is what Alan said today:

“Now with Streete, I was hoping we would steer clear of injuries for the next two or three months because he isn’t quite ready yet. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened because Colo has been injured, but it’s only a short-term injury and we’ve got other players and that’s what they’re paid for – to come and play at this level.”

“You have to look at a football club as a whole and there has to be a route to the first team otherwise you’re not going to progress as a club. I’ve opened up the route, especially with the Europa League, and told them ‘Come and take your chance’.”

“This year I think is a year for the younger players to break through. Now, if they don’t break through, I might take a different policy next year, but it is a great opportunity to break through with all the games we’ve got.”

“But the Fergusons, the Ameobis, the Vuckics, Rob Elliot, Remie Streete, Tavernier – they’ve got to make their move, this is the year to make it.”

Alan could play a number of youngsters at Goodison Park on Monday, but it looks like he will not do that, and instead field a young side for the trip to Maritimo on Thursday evening in the first group game of the Europe League, and we’ll get some idea of how well the side can do in Europe this season.

We have to hope that we can progress out of the group stages of that competition, even though we will not be fielding our strongest side, which is being kept for the Premier League games this season.

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19 comments so far


    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree with Pardew, he knows what he’s doing. He’s surely gutted about not signing a CB, but the youth can be a lot better for the club. Spot on Alan

  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    If fergie and sammi steer clear of injuries, I feel these two are the closest. Bigi is even closer. The lad is so good for his age.

  • davybtoon

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew is right we need to bringing through young players it’s getting to the point where they soon have to giving a spot in the 25man squad

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree bigi looks a fantastic signing and will be crucial to us when tiote is away at the ACON

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Reading between the lines …

    Ashley and Llambias are only interested in balancing the books and making SJP a free advertising hording for SD.

    So I have to play the kids …

  • wynsleap

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Beginning to feel that qualifying for Europe wasn’t in Ashley’s plans and it is now an irritation.
    A nice mid table finish and the barest expenditure without all the hassle. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it Mike?
    Pardew’s ramblings become more inane and inconsistent by the day.


    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Bigi is defo the closest.. Vuckic will make it this year too. What a buy Bigi was

  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s a bit over the top dude, you can hate MA but that goal you attribute to him seems totally out of the blue and with no foundation.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    On the last article – Aha! Told you so moment there, I put that concept forward for discussion not long back. I am practically ITK, almost a sage. Ok fair enough, most of you actually thought the same thing….

    Brave or insightful? I would have to say the latter as I think a top 5 finish with last years team afford the training staff the latitude to do what they think best. I’m gonna roll with this and hope we see good players establishing themselves via the cups.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10


    The aim is to finish top ten with the lowest possible expediture.
    To cover SJP in as much free advertising as possible.

  • veto

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    thats all well and good but i dont belive him .
    i agree that the youth needs a route to the first team so im not to upset with the lack of transfers , but i dont belive for one min he didnt push for more himself and was shot down by derek and mike , he’s just trying to save face now

  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Wynsleap – random negative that mate – no ambition for europe? What are you talking about? I don’t get it.

  • jayphoto

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Id actually happily watch a streete or Tavernier come in and play with enthusiasm, even at the expense of a couple goals if it meant not watching Williamson! Willos not actually the worst of defenders but his limitations on the ball mean he hoofs it more often than not and gives the ball away far too much! Streete looked the part in reserve games and the fact pards is already mentioning him at 17 with the first team must mean hes pushing close!

  • jayphoto

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    just a thought, how many ppl will be complaining in 4/5 years when we boast a team of fine players all classed as coming through the clubs development in Krul, Tavernier, Taylor, Streete, good,Ferguson, Bigirimana, Ameobi, vuckic and Campbell?? Add santon and anita to that as a very young player and there’s a good chance well have developed a fine team the right way! Aslong as these players ARE actually close to making an impact then I agree with pards, its better not to block there passage! Man its in the 90 s springs to mind!

  • Mo Drysdale

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Team for Everton is injuries are true:





    ————–Ben Afa—————————–Ba——————

    Subs: Elliot, Cisse, Sameobi, Obertan, Amalfitano, Tavernier.

    1. Gale (sweeping)
    2. Ben Arfa (free role)
    3. Ba looks more likely to threaten rather than Cisse

  • numba9

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Needed experience established players to build on last year plus we have another tournament we are in . We cannot keep going 4 unproven young lads and expect the world . Bad decision to ignore the problems we have

  • dave 1961

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #17

    hope the rob Elliot is not the awful keeper Pardew purchased from Charlton as that Elliot makes the same fundamental mistakes as Williamson, i also agree that we need to bring these kids on but only because they are ready and not because we Pennie pinch on the first team squad.the more Pardew rambles the more credibility he looses. and lets face it the academy is after all second rate, and most defiantly a work in progress. the under 21 league is to bring on the kids so the infrastructure to bring them on is in place without throwing them in to see if they can swim.

  • Made a ma beed

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Last year it was ‘getting into Europe will attract players to us, and enable us to keep our top players’.
    How does that work, if he does not play them?

  • ballerfan2

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Wyn’s Leap – so Ashley isn’t interested in the higher profile, greater TV coverage generally, or Europe wide promotion of his brand that has resulted from the high league position achieved last season. All these factors are generating increased revenue if you hadn’t noticed (probably not). But don’t allow your dislike for the man to cloud the facts.


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