Magpies After Center-Back In January – Seven On List


It seems the Evening Chronicle is conducting a series of interviews with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew this week, and they are excellent interviews.

FC Twente’s Douglas – has to be one of the seven

Alan has revealed he has an excellent working relationship with the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, and is always trying to get more money out of  the Londoner to sign good players.

Here’s what Alan Pardew told the Chronicle today:

“There have been times when Derek Llambias has said, ‘It’s out of the budget or it doesn’t work’.” “But Mike has said ‘Do it’.”

“Don’t think that might not happen again.” “That’s my job to try to tease him in on signings. He knows that and what I’m trying to do all of the time.”

“He tries to stay away from me but he can’t, I know where he is in Mansfield, it isn’t far!” “He is the best chairman I’ve had in terms of letting me work.”

“He hardly ever bothers me and if he does, it’s about a decision involving the budget.” “Questions like ‘Was that a good move?’ or ‘Could we have paid less?’”

“But outside of the team, very rarely will he stop me and say ‘Why did you sub him at that time?’ or ‘What’s the story with him, why isn’t he playing?’.”

“He trusts me and knows I am being fair.” “I am trying to get the best out of the team.”

Mike Ashley wants a good deal in the transfer market, and there’s nothing wrong with that – especially after Freddy Shepherd made some expensive and terrible buys in the ten years he was Chairman of Newcastle.

And at least it looks fairly certain that Newcastle will try to being in a top center-back in January, and Alan says he has about seven of them on the list for possible acquisitions:

“We have about seven names for a center-half.”

Alan had also said he may want to bring in a right back in January, and pointed to the fact that Danny Simpson’s contract runs out in the summer, and there seems no signs of him signing a new deal to stay on Tyneside.

It would be great if we can bring in a center-back and also a right back in the summer, because defense is still Newcastle’s weak link.

What do you think, and who do you think the 7 center-backs on the list are?

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20 comments so far

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Oct 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #1

    WE NEED A CB AND A LB SANTON IS MORE SUITED TO THE RIGHTSIDE AS HE WAS INTENTIONALLY BOUTHT TO PLAY THERE … WHO WOULD YOU GUYS PREFER AS A CB AS I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT DOUGLAS ?

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  • mr.guilfoyle@hotmail.co.uk

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    seven on the list are as follows;

    bashful
    dopey
    sneezy
    happy
    grumpy
    the doc
    sleepy

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    That was all I wanted in Augustn 🙂 why was that too much to ask then (AP had a similar list of players back then) What gives?

    …sometimes I honest to God think I could run that club better 😀 lol

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  • ppb

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Scott dann and Jonathan spector are on the list

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #5

    ppB…I am sure Scharner is on it 🙂

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  • rainrix

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Bring back Boumsong!

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  • ppb

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    and lee peltier and raul goni

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    …and a bounch of players who of course is out of our price range (we just don’t want to see in the eyes of the obvious) 🙂

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  • jeff

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #9

    brambles on it too i believe

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  • ppb

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    and scharner yes

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  • Sav

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    That’s only four – your forgetting we’ve already got Sleepy, Dopey and Grumpy.

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  • iain

    Oct 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Douglas , Mbiwa , Alderwield , Sakho , Virgil Van Dijk, Aleksander Dragovic , Chedjou.

    Could be these 7 possibly ???

    Cant think of any other weve been linked with recently and the PL and Championship seem devoid of quality young english center halves at the moment

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  • lesh

    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve said all along that MA’s not been the problem when crises have erupted and that he’s got bigger fish to fry.

    He’s clearly delegating the day-to-day running of Newcastle United, a high visibility but small company relative to his Sports Direct empire to his MD, Llambias.

    So,maybe it’s time for the Ashley haters to get off his back?

    Just a thought……..

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  • lesh

    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    mr.guilfoyle @7, nice one!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #15

    That Courchia from Soucheaux will be on it. To cope well in the league, we need at least 1 cb, 1 wb, 1am and 1 striker in January. 2 signings isn’t enough. I’d be happy with:

    Alderewerield
    Debuchy
    Boudebouz
    Remy

    Total cost = £29m

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  • numba9

    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Be lucky if we spend 2.9 mil kets

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  • AmericanGeordie

    Oct 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #17

    It is painfully obvious that we need a RB. (We certainly need cover at CB, but we desperately need a top-line starting RB.)

    There are many comments on this blog about moving Santon over there and bringing in a LB (or moving Jonas LB — a move that I’d favor.)

    My question: does anyone know which side Santon prefers? Can anyone find/document his preference? Where did he feature most prior to his move to Tyneside?

    These are questions I’d like to have answered.

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  • Super Magpie

    Oct 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    I forgot that you were the bully on here.
    You know it’s disgraceful what you do, making everyone agreeing with you against their will. I’ve had enough of this, I’m going to have to disagree with your post…

    Wait! Please don’t hurt me!!! I was just joking. I agree with everything you just said. I was stupid and did a bad thing there. I’m sorry…

    On a serious note
    Lets hope we F**king smash the mackem scum on Sunday.
    I’ll be very pleased. If we lose get ready for a rant. Ofc it will be after the real Doomongers have left, because they just post irrelevant c.rap

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  • Super Magpie

    Oct 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Well this is embarrassing…
    Posted on the wrong thread. 👿
    Move along,nothing to see here.

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  • obatoyou

    Oct 19, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #20

    Yeah which side does santon prefer, assume he used to play both, but left predominantly

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