Pardew – We May Have Undercooked Transfers In Summer

Most logical people would say that Newcastle did not bring in enough new players in during the summer to fortify the Newcastle squad,  before our first foray into Europe since the 2006-2007 season, with only one new senior player arriving on Tyneside was Dutch International midfielder come full-back – Vurnon Anita.

Vurnon Anita – the one senior signing in the summer

With Newcastle currently having nine players out injured – Ryan Taylor, Haris Vuckic, Dan Gosling, Yohan Cabaye, Steven Taylor, Ben Arfa, Gabby Obertan Shola Ameobi and young 17 year-old Adam Campbell – Newcastle are currently looking at what they want to do in the upcoming January transfer window.

And for the first time, Alan Pardew has said the club may not have brought in enough players during the summer transfer window:

“We have been unlucky, but we are in the process of analyzing whether we under-cooked it, and that’s what we should do. It would be silly not to.”

A little hint to Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board – the answer is probably yes – and we did undercook it – we just didn’t bring in enough new players – and that was poor planning by the Newcastle Board – plain and simple.

And we are hoping that Newcastle will correct that mistake at their first opportunity – in January –  because we hardly want to be in another relegation scrap this season (it’s interesting that I missed the initial s out when I first wrote scrap), we had enough of all of that stuff four years ago.

And we cannot think that Mike Ashley wants to miss out on the big money the PL clubs will start making starting next season with the new TV deal starting for three years, which is a 70% increase on the one that expires this season.

Mike needs to give Alan Pardew the requisite money to spend wisely, and it would be good if we can bring in three or four good players in January – if they are available.

What do you think?

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251 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #1

    sooooooo full of shit

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #2

    this is the first time he has had 3 first teamers out injured in one match


  • toonLYF

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Brighton away in the FA Cup, again.

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    shit were going out again

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Brighton again FFS. We never get home draws like. At least we can get revenge

  • wreker16

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    “MAY have undercooked”…. U tw@t Pardew, r u blind?

  • Barton

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha’way does anyone think Cashley and owl heed will give Pardew any cash to spend this window coming up?,infact when have they ever splashed the cash so to speak?…exactly so what honestly makes fans think they will now? am not a pessimist but another season of struggle is here,its not about getting back in to the top halve of league and challenging for europe again,its another religation scrap on the cards.
    Thanks Big Mike and co,after last season you nearly had be convinced but old habbits die hard i guess.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Having a few players out injured should not mean losing four consecutive games to newly promoted teams and ones we comfortably beat last season.

    The fans who are moaning about a lack of incoming players are just giving Pardew an excuse to lean on.

    We’re missing Cabaye, Hatem and Taylor. Taylor has been TERRIBLE, and Cabaye is dreadful in the role Pardew insists on utilising him in.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #9

    no s..t sherlock!!!!

    Ed you say ” Roberto Martinez, who surely will manage a much bigger club one day.” How I wish that was us!
    * * * *

    Geordie Dan @46
    Is maths not your strong point? If we lose tomorow it will be our worst run in premiership history.

    Ba’s a merc, – Well he does now want £90 a week
    Pards is a lying puppet, – ”Carrol will never be sold!!” Wigans got a fantastic manager – He keeps them up every year on a shoestring budget while still playing great to watch football. 4-0 ring a bell?
    * * *

    As Pardew has resisted the obvious ploy of rotating Ba and Cisse, like United do with Chicharito coming off the bench, now may be a good to get rid of Ba and just pla 1 central striker flanked on either side and supported from midfield.
    * * *


    That would be the ideal line up but Ba won’t play left for the team and Pardew won’t grow a pair.

  • toonLYF

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Surely Ba will play on the left, just for one game whilst HBA is out?

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #11


    I’m sorry, but calling Pardew a liar because he said Carroll wouldn’t be sold is fairly ridiculous.

    I’d much rather we told other clubs that our players are not for sale, wouldn’t you?

    I’d rather he said they won’t be sold than the ‘everyone has a price, we’re vunerable’ crap that he spouts weekly now.

  • wreker16

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Personally, I don’t think we actually necessarily need to spend loads in January.

    If we bring bodies in like the window we bought, ba, cabs, Santon and a couple others who I forget, for small prices of say 5 mil and perhaps a couple of frees who are astute and clever purchases then we don’t HAVE to spend loads and loads. Obviously if there are no available options (but there are) then we will need to spend more to secure those who might have longer contracts.


    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13


    Both Fergouli and Boudebouz are predominantly RW, however i just love it when Hatem cuts in from the right so this is the reason for my team layout

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #14

    We’re out of the F.A Cup early!! Again!!! 🙁

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #15


    I’m guessing insulting people isn’t your strong point?

    For someone who talks utter b***cks with phenomenal fluency on this blog you are very quick to chuck in your 2p worth!

    And yes I’m fully aware of that statistic and no it doesn’t bother me at all. I fully expect us to win tomorrow and pessemistic fair-weather fans such as yourself will disappear behind their rocks until your next menstral cycle.

    Now go spread your optimistic joy with someone who cares about your opinion.

  • check the toastie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Wonder if PArdew is still in charge to watch over us get knocked out of the FA Cup again, wonder if he allows Simpson to play and let him bottle out of tackles like he did last year to see us knocked out.

    Maybe he will even sub Ben Arfa again when we need a goal, totally clueless, cant believe we have actually gone backwards.


    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Would you people sell tiote and ba to buy sissoko, alderweireld, fergouli and charlie austin?

  • check the toastie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Are Wigan in a relegation battle? are Norwich? are Villa? are Sunderland? of course they are and you know what so are we, the only team i have seen worse than us this year is Sunderland, we are currently abysmal performance wise, Pardew is to blame and he should resign as he cannot get the best from his squad.



    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Anyone know how much Wes Morgan of Leicester and Charlie Austin of Burnley would cost?

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #20


    Out of interest who do you think would want to come to NUFC under this current regime to manage us if Pardew left?

    There will be loads of managers interested in managing our club but not with zero budget and being asked to be the public face for all of Ashley and Derek’s shortcomings- of which there are many, many, many.

  • HullMag6

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Undercooked? Understatement of the year, more like raw from an overstretching fixture list.

  • Graeme

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #22

    I wonder how long it took the 3 wise men at the top of our club to work that one out??

    Anything more than 5 nanoseconds and they need certifying!!!! What do they do with their time??? Its obviously not spent in forward planning; On-pitch training or tactical sessions!!

  • Offkey

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Its a shame they have to analyse something that seems so clear to most. Basically a way of appeasing fans whilst not being critical of the regime.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Docile Pardew strikes again. Slow to recognise we needed a bigger/better squad, slow to make his substitutions, slow to introduce HBA into the team last season, still waiting for the penny to drop with the Ba/Cisse partnership.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Agree with alderwield over douglas was very impressed with him during the CL group stages as well as his CB partner Moisander
    Sissoko would still have a fee as he’s not out of contract til the summer but would be a great signing and if ba went would love us to get that Aubameyang from st. Etienne

    I think martinez is a decent manager but would him or any of the wigan squad be an improvement on what we have atm?
    There in a relegation battle every season and survive by like 2-3 points

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    As for undrcooking our transfers. They have not even hit the pan IMO. Injuries coupled with Pardews tactics have pretty much turned this season into a write off

  • woolerbill

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Maybe we could swap managers on monday when nobody is looking. Wigan will be on cloud 9 after winning 2-0.

  • obatoyou

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Brighton away in the fa cup on jan 7/8, hm recipe for disaster :s

  • Dannyo

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    I think it´s a case of having too much faith in the youngsters tbh.
    You see players as Campbell, Streete, Fergy, Sammy, Abeid, Tav coming to the fore this season, then bringing in Amalfitano, Biggie and Good.
    That´s quite a few players you expect to be delivering outside the first 11. All of which was not used or very seldom at best.
    Also you want them to prosper and have a chance of getting a place in squad.
    I bet many here thought that Tav would be an improvement at CB, and having Streete coming through to back the 3 other CBs, Campbell to add the 4th cover as striker…

    We probably could´ve gone for more targets, but after missing out on the first few we wanted, maybe they thought that the youngsters would have to do as cover and challengers?

    You can´t really plan on having 11 first team players out at once…

  • Dannyo

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Tav an improvement on RB, not CB…

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Geordie Dan

    For someone who doesn’t care what I think or is a bit overly sensitive and is aware of the statistics, you’ve successfully managed to contradict yourself on every single point.

    Menstral cycle – Priceless. Truly wit of the highest order.

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #32


    Genious. Move on kid.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33


    That’s the whole point we have far better players than Wigan. Think what martinez could do with our players.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Not just maths then eh Dan? It’s genius. You couldn’t make it up!!.

  • Graeme

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh dear – thats scum 1-0 down lol

  • archaeomag

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Seb Basson scores !
    Great player – allways said so

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Look Rotond.

    I do care when some stupid little mug hides behind his granny’s computer and tries to make pathetic cheap shots at me for no reason.

    I don’t give a shit about your opinion on anything to do with football because as you frequently demonstrate you know absolutely nothing so you resort to talking shite instead.

    Now if you wanted to be a man and not a little bitch with your silly little comments then I’m up for it but otherwise keep your forked tongue in that snakes mouth eh little woman.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Lads, ladies and children,

    Why are we all arguing and taking swipes at each other?

    I cannot fathom to understand anyone’s reason for this- the reason we are all here and post is due to our love of NUFC.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, because it’s an opinion!

    Let’s just all get on an discuss the subject matter, Newcastle United Football Club (Note to all.. United).

    There’s no place for any tit for tat blogging on this site!

    That’s my piece… HWTL!!!!

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39



  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Geordie Dan,

    Can you please clarify the pehenomenal bollocks I allegedy talk with some actual facts.

    1) We have played more long balls than any other team FACT
    2) We are among the league’s lowest scorers FACT.
    3) We have won no away matches ” ”
    4) We have never come back from a goal behind ” ”
    5) We are on the verge of our worst ever premiership run FACT
    5) We have played route 1, 442 all season (apart from Europa league) ” ”
    6) Anyone of Martinez, Laudrup, Rodgers, S. Clarke, Jol with weaker squads plays better football than Pardew.
    7) I liked it we we played 433 last season for 6/7 matches
    8) I like some of Ashley’s initiatives, but not the fact no decent manager will probably work for him.

    If any of the above is technically wrong then yes I do talk bollocks…..

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