Pardew In Meeting To “Secure Premier League Status”


It’s good that the Newcastle Board and Alan Pardew are taking our precarious position in the Premier League seriously, because after being relegated four years ago, we know it’s so easy to get dragged into the relegation battle and find it tough to fight our way clear of it.

derek llambias up close

Derek LLambias – in meetings with Alan Pardew

The good news is that Mathieu Debuchy’s signing should be announced shortly, and that’s a good start because full back has been a weakness at Newcastle for the last three seasons, so it’s good to have a top class International right back  joining the club – and Mathieu should be able to help us big time with his vast experience and professional attitude.

Alan Pardew will be meeting with Derek LLambias, Mike Ashley and others in order to put together the targets they will pursue in the next few weeks, to try to strengthen the squad, so at least we can survive in the Premier League – which is job one.

This is what the Newcastle manager said today:

“We have a meeting and we will be discussing options in front of us. I don’t think our policy will change too much. Money is tight here in terms of how we spend it.” “We try to get the best possible deal for the club but we do take into account where we are.”

“We are in a battle to secure our Premier League status and make no bones about that.” “The trick really is to get our injured players back on the pitch. We need one or two of our senior players back in the dressing room. But one or two reinforcements will help.’

Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye are back in training, but the game at Norwich a week on Saturday may come too early for them, and we certainly don’t want to rush them back as we did with Ben Arfa and he’s not yet returned to training, and if was a gaffe made by the club to play him at Fulham – and we’re paying the consequences of that now.

But when Steven Taylor, Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez all return, and Mathieu Debuchy’s in the side, we would expect Newcastle to put up much better performances than of late – we hope Newcastle to put up much better performances than of late. 😀

But some of our top players – like Coloccini and Cheick Tiote to name only two, also need to show some of the form they were in last season, and help drag Newcastle to safety – and the sooner the better.

Keep the faith – and we know that’s not easy – not at Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!

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167 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #1

    think a few people will be surprised with Debuchy’s actual ability! I’ve seen him lots and hes a good player but hes been massively over hyped on here! In the euro’s he had 1 excellent game but was very poor in others! He’s a strong lad though, good in the air, good with the ball at his feet and has a good delivery from crosses, corners and free kicks! However he’s often caught out of position too far up the field and he has been known to be absolutely massacred against pace! Hes an up step for Simmo but he’s not the world class full back some are expecting!

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  • matty-toon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • p

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    For me cb is the priority

    Defence is leaky right now

    On ba, knowing ashley, his knee will probably go a week after signing for chelsea

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  • matty-toon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #5

    damn it

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    I will be very surprised if the Remy deal goes through, unless Ashley decides to pay higher then his own figure that he dreamily plucks from mid air. We want to pay 10mill, their chairman said 15mill. We are now desperate for a striker, so clubs know they have us over a barrel.

    I would quite like to see him give Campbell a run out against Brighton, unless we get an attacker in he will have to get game time soon, and better starting him off at Brighton in the cup then in the premier league where points are a must.

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  • matty-toon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #7

    sorry but Williamson is cronic and painful to watch, hes not just slow but actually immobile, he cant turn slight angles to tackle etc and has been shown up this season by the terrible team displays.
    we need Saylor back asap and even get a CB like Douglas in also who can move

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  • p

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    @6 i think we are more desparate for a cb – we have 3 senior ones; 1 is injury prone, one is sh@#3 and the other is pretty good

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Why do we hoof it more at home and pass it more away?!?!

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Think people saying Maiga can’t get in the west ham team for Carlton Cole really really don’t know anything about football! Maiga cant get in the hammers team because he really doesnt fit into the high long ball game allardyce plays, he plays on the ground, is pretty pacey and looks to go beyond the last defender….. not sure but i thought a striker who didnt suit long ball is what every one wanted?…… Maiga is a good player, he’s happy to play wide, actually think hes better out left of a 3 than central! Despite his supposedly failed medical also hes got a damn site better appearance ratio than Loic Remy! Don’t get the Remy hype, true hes bloody quick but truth be told hes not a first choice striker these days at Marseille! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be my first choice to be honest, though he dreams of Man Utd and has often stated this, but Maiga is a better choice than some give him credit for! If we’re back in for him, Graham carr obv rates him highly

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #11

    2 cb’s pls…but who am I kidding?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll probably get slaughtered for saying this but the cup game on saturday is a distraction given our league position as is the europa league when it starts up again.
    Put the kids out and save what little fit 1st teamers we have left to rest up for our next league game

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  • TOONALE

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #13

    They will talk and talk because it costs nowt.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Centre half is a priority, if not 2 of them, maybe one established one younger who can grow into the team and become 3rd/4th choice. Although we do have Streete for that as well.

    Other then that we could do with 2 attacking players, be they 1 orthodox striker, and 1 wing forward/inside forward who can compete and rotate with Cisse Ben Arfa Marveaux etc.

    I think midfield could be okay when we get people back fit, but would still like to see a central midfielder who can add steal and a touch of guile to that area. If they bring in 2 Cb’s and an attacker to go with debuchy though, I will let them do this last one in the summer.

    Then, the overhaul of the “development squad” that we were told would happen in the summer needs to happen between now and pre season training in the summer.

    Over to you Gents.(?)

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  • JackButler

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Betting odd’s on what striker we ‘Could’ get

    11/8 Loic Remy
    4/1 Nicolas Anelka
    4/1 Bony Wilfried
    5/1 Ben Yedder
    6/1 Wilfried Zaha
    6/1 Bafatembi Gomis
    7/1 Vedad Ibsevic
    7/1 Danny Welbeck
    9/1 Peter Odemwingie
    12/1 Rickie Lambert
    12/1 Peter Crouch

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #16

    toonale
    MA’s time is costly and he probably charges it against the club! Well that money out the tfr kitty! Same language – same approach – same results…..if you carry on doing the same thing what happens to the result?

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  • matty-toon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #17

    A BIG REALITY CHECK IS NEEDED AT THE TOON –
    JONAS , TIOTE SIMPSON WILLIAMSON ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. IF WE COULD GET 10- 15 MILLION FOR TIOTE WE SHOULD PUT HI MON THE JET TO WHOEVER WANTS HIM. SERIOUSLY OVER RATED PLAYER WHO CANT PLAY WITHOUT GETTING BOOKED AND HE ACTUALLY CANT PASS

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  • Super Magpie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t worry, the return of Saylor, Cabaye and HBA will be like new signings…

    How can money be tight? We had a -£3m net spend last summer. We have one of the lowest wage:turnover and will be making a lot more money from the new TV deal that starts next season. This is why it is important that we bring players to give us a greater chance of staying up.

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  • p

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #19

    12 – agree, focus on league with second priority europe (experienceand raise club’s profile in europe)

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  • TOONALE

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Talk costs nowt.
    They must spend some cash.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Super Magpie

    Saylor and Cabaye were poor before their injuries!

    Regarding the transfer money, Pardew isn’t going to come out and say we have plenty to spend as any fee would increase straight away

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Super
    About £30m more in TV rights nxt yr on top of what it is now….reckon club should be speculating to accumulate but that’s not the Sports Direct way……could be another uninspiring window.

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Money is tight? Be a whole lot tighter in the championship fat lad or have u forgotten that? Missing out on the huge pot of green at the end of the rainbow and having no wonderkid to flog for 30+million again

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Super Magpie

    And *whisper it quietly* the £35m never really got spent, did it?

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  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Great article on Ba.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/20891896

    Good luck to a guy who’s really earned his move to a big club! Hope he gets a good reception on his return to SJP as he’s been brilliant for us.

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  • HullMag6

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Hmmm, would budget stretch to the following

    Pieters
    douglas or sakho
    Sissoko
    Remy
    And Maiga

    Probably not but they plus Dirk dastardlys purples should get the job done with interest

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    JB
    Oi! Cabs has never been poor! How very dare u!

    Tbf to him he played crocked early season by all accounts. Saylor is a average defender to begin with but atleast he opens his gob and gives some grit to our defence

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Wwycd

    Good point about relegation.

    Also if we go down there is no way we will keep our top players. They will all want a club in the top leagues as its a World Cup year, and not just a regular World Cup, a World Cup in brazil.

    There will be no players like smith, butt, Nolan, Carroll and Barton to save us this time.

    Other players like colo and kruls stick has risen so could see then going. Then everyone like cabaye, Ben arfa as cisse would want out to ensure they get selected for the World Cup if their nations qualify.

    I am 100% confident we won’t go down, too many good players who will fight to keep us up. Not like before whee we had players like Owen who weren’t up for the fight

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #31

    WWYCD

    That’s a good point, true about Taylor. We currently have 4 players (Colo, Santon, Williamson and Simpson) who all respond to conceding in exactly the same way.

    They all sigh, shrug, and look at each other. It’s painful to watch.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #32

    jay- Debuchy was voted the best French player in the Euro’s by L’Equipe . He was outstanding against England and Ukraine. He was played out of position against Sweden and had a poor game. He’s not
    world class but is a currently better version of Santon. That is he’s better both defensively and as an attacking full back. In a 4-2-3-1 formation he would look for defensive cover at times from CDM in the 2. He is a vast improvement over Simpson!

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  • Super Magpie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #33

    JB
    They were poor. Cabaye’s poor form could be put down to the fact he was carrying an injury and that he was constantly being bypassed by the constant long balls we played.

    Saylor is very much overrated. He shone for the early part of last season but this season has been no better than Williamson. He can’t be classed as a starter because he can’t stay fit for more than 10 games.

    I do think when they do come back they will definitely benefit the team but not the sudden change of fortunes people are predicting.

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  • scrotty

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    I really don’t like what’s happening with HBA. I have an awful feeling he’s been sold and it’s just not public yet. I’m probably just scaring myself though.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #35

    We need a top CB and a forward who can play out wide as well…then I am happy (then we can continue the season and listen to people complaining about our lack of transfer activity) 😉

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  • JackButler

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #36

    WWYCD

    Sorry mate it hurts to say that about the Great Cabaye 🙁

    But people seem to be pinning their hopes and Cab’s and Saylor coming back in blistering form which is unlikely to say the least.

    I’ve been looking at the Ben Yedder lad, only 22, small lad but looks one hell of a prospect

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Give Campbell a game in the FA cup.

    It’s the only way we will know if be is good enough. Playing with quality players not reserve players will help his game and if he can overcome the opposition then we can use him more.

    He is ten times the player of ranger. His goal record shows that at all levels….ranger only has a few senior goals so hardly good. Plus ranger is a grade a ……… A total waste

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #38

    1. off:

    williamson must be sold…ASAP..i cant watch this guy anymore..he cost us over 10 points this season..sell him now..seriously..

    pardew out..good man, but nufc is too big for him…his tactis, subs, etc..simply horrible decisions.. he defends against poor teams..goes all out attack against top teams.. takes HBA off (cos hes not ready to play full much, yet is the most active on the pitch) instead to tell him to just wait up front for usefull balls, YET keeps shola on for 90 minuts, when hes already out of breath after 20 minutes.. always plays jonas, whos only good at running & falling down in front of oppostions penalty area.. & pardew finds an excusse after every match.. im tired of him.. give him job as a psychologist or sth, but get a MANAGER IN FFS..

    shola playing for 90 minutes is a joke.. ok guy..good as a sub..but…ah..no comment..

    get a quality CB in & then follow steps above

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  • JackButler

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #39

    More of this needs to happen to stop the racist fool involved in our game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nXyqFZ_fghI#!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #40

    I’d like to think that the penny has dropped, and he would make no money dropping out of the prem and miss out on the bumper TV rights deal. Hopefully this will see him spend…(I know, very wishful thinking)….even he must see the false economy of not strengthening this window.

    JAYPhoto,

    Maiga doesn’t fit into the long ball football at West Ham, no point us signing him, we have played more long ball than anyone else in the prem this season.

    JB,
    Play Streete and Campbell on Saturday, transfer dependant they may be needed in the league over the coming months, and would rather let them get an introduction in the cup than when vital points are up for grabs.

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