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Alan Pardew Tight Lipped On Newcastle Transfer Targets

10:04 am, Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Alan Pardew is remaining tight lipped about the January transfer window, and we wouldn’t expect him to talk openly about our targets as a certain Graeme Souness used to do when he was manager at Newcastle.

Graeme Souness when Magpies manager – conducted transfer business in the press

Part of Newcastle’s strategy on transfers is to quietly sign the targets, and it’s best if nobody even knows we are after a player, in case that draws other clubs to bid, and increases the price.

This is what Alan said about the transfer window coming up in 27 days (approximately):

“I know I have given an overview of where our season may go,  but I am not going to talk about the window because that is unfair, looking at where we are right now.”

“We have ten top players in that treatment room,  and the players I have playing I need to get the best out of them.” “You won’t get anything about January from me.”

“There will be discussions between myself and Derek and Mike about the plan for January”.

With only Vurnon Anita being brought in during the summer, and the 23 year-old now starting to shine for Newcastle, that was simply not enough new players to strengthen the squad to play in Europe for the first time in six seasons.

So we are hoping Newcastle will bring in say three top players in January, and not only will that help us in the Premier League, and we’re still only 6 points off 6th place – but it could also allow us to play decent sides in the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

Who knows we may even do well in the Europa league if we can strengthen the squad in January, and we also have to remember that Cheick Tiote and maybe Shola Ameobi will be off to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa next month.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 coatesy // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    To be honest, i think that Mr Carr will get a player which we will pay about 7 to 10 million for and he will be brilliant for that half of the season e.g. Cisse.

    I think that with the current situation that we are in and with demba ba might be leaving in jan, the board has no option then to buy some more players or even loan some (for cover). we have also got to think that if ba was going to leave, who would meet his wage bill? plus with the amount of agents he has got, it will be hard for clubs to get a deal on the cards.

    if ba does go, i hope we either get Remy or doumbia to replace him. even though they are not cheep they have brilliant goal scoring records and would give a extra angle to newcastles play, Doumbia’s speed or Remy’s height and strentgh

  • 2 Slank // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I will not be surprised if we get at least a Centreback and a Fullback.

    I would prefer a left footed Leftback so that Santon can play on the right. We really need a new full back who has the same attacking instinct as Santon. Simpson poses no attacking threat.

    I think there is a chance we will get an additional central midfield player and possibly a forward.

  • 3 tequilamag // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    MISSING POSTER APPEAL.
    Poster goes by the name of Catchy, last heard when Newcastle were losing and has not been seen since we won,

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Tequila
    Lol
    Him and indian mag are probably making up letters to send out if we lose to fulham!!

  • 5 tequilamag // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Tads. he is probably just really busy at the moment and not at all sulking that his crusade has had the wind taken out of it`s sails.

  • 6 JDdubai // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Dont see why people are so desperate to move Santon to RB, the few times Iv seen him there he is nowhere near as threatening as he is cutting in from LB.

    Wouldnt mind us trying for that wigan RB, he looked excellent against us, especially attacking, could be a cheap option if the Debuchy drama unfolds again…

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    JD
    Agree with that mate love santoon at lb guessing the club do to seeing as were only linked with Rb’s

  • 8 Wardy // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Sick of hearing people saying we should get a leftback so we can move Santon to the right. He’s been our best player all season playing at leftback so why would you want to move him? he was unlucky not to score on Monday night, when cutting in from the left and that’s what hes good at he has a great strike when cutting in, been unlucky a few times now, and his crossing is good to. It’s a right back we need not a left back.

  • 9 toonicle // Dec 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Why so much talk about signing another midfielder? Anita is just starting to really shine, and we have plenty others that we can field in the middle (especially once Cabaye is fit again). We should focus on an attacking RB and another class CB that can play with Colo.

  • 10 rwpoynter // Dec 5, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Where have all the neggars gone, last time passing, where have all the neggars gone, long time ago? (Pete Seeger). We won for goodness sake on Monday and looked good for the most part and confident. We are in the next round of the Europa and hopefully will win tomorrow night so we are in the top half of the draw. Bad spells happen to most clubs (e.g Chelsea and Arsenal this season).Our side is far too talented to go down for long. Keep the faith.

  • 11 south coast toon // Dec 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    got to be a centre back but we all know that, simpson is good defensively, but in truef he offers us very little going forward, so a right back would be nice, if ba goes i dont think there get a striker in, a right back who can put the ball into the box would be really nice buit will that cost us defensively as simpson does do alot at the back, if sisokos as good as everyone says get him in 2 it is christmas after all com on scrouge get yer money out you can always loan them to rangers lol




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