Alan Pardew Pleads With Newcastle Owner For Transfer Funds


Alan Pardew has called on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to cough up the money for a star striker in January, to replace the departing Demba Ba, who is expected to be announced as a Chelsea player this morning – with news that he passed his medical last night in London.

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Mike Ashley – where’s the money Mike?

Newcastle are reportedly in discussions with Marseilles for their 25 year-old French International striker Loic Remy, and he would be a great early acquisition – to go with Mathieu Debuchy – who has apparently already signed for Newcastle, and should be announced today as a Newcastle United player.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“Mike Ashley has to find the extra money for the striker. We’re not going to buy a striker for the money we’ve received for Demba.”  “Mike has been supportive, of course he has, and he has to be even more supportive in this window.”

“He has to find the extra money for the striker.”  “There’s always a player who can enhance a team. We wouldn’t be competent if we didn’t look to replace him, which we have. Hopefully we can get that one in.”

“Demba really didn’t give too much away and that’s his right. We didn’t know if he was going to go at the start or the end or was he going to go.?”  “It was disruptive in terms of its timing for the Everton game.”

In truth we think the way Demba Ba left is not good for the game, and it’s certainly not good for a side like Newcastle, when you lose your top striker and goal-scorer mid-way through the season.

It’s not that Demba Ba has done anything wrong, but Newcastle fans like their players to be loyal to the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle,

And whatever Alan Pardew says to try to protect Ba – the Senegal striker wasn’t loyal at all – and simply followed the big money to Chelsea.

We’re still shocked that this has all happened so quickly.

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36 comments so far

  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    and a CB please…

    DONT FORGET THAT

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  • bambams

    Jan 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Great!

    Don’t think we have officially signed anyone yet and now money tight again !

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Am i the only one who finds it odd that we’re chasing a striker before we chase a CB?

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #4

    haven’t lille confirmed debuchy is gone?

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    ARGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! FFS MAN!!!!

    PATHETIC!!!

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  • bambams

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s our worst fear, he must know we need three players, fb , cb and a striker!

    We are just a mess

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    @dannyo it doesn’t fit does it. are decent cbs a rarity?

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8

    I wish Ba would have seen the season out with us, but I suppose this was his chance to move up and challenge for trophys and earn lots more money doing it. Can’t blame the lad and always gave his all for us. Good luck to him I say. He will be missed, but thanks for the goals.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9

    We used the 5.5m from Ba’s sale to buy Debuchy

    MA doesnt want to spend any money on players. We got Cisse from the money Virgin Money invested in the team

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Alan must make a better @ss licking… this is enough for 1 player… we need at least 2.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Rvd I don’t like that obertan chant he’s one of better players I’d hav him in over jonas anyday

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #12

    @rvd so how much do we have left to spend on players?

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  • Hebburn Mag

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Until the transfer window has closed we cant really comment on whether we will spend and bring in the right players because nobody knows if Pardew will be given a transfer chest. In my opinion Ashley needs to give him money to spend, a minimum of £20M because in the current football climate, what can you buy with £10-15M? Not much really. Ashley bought this club knowing exactly what it would entail and if he thinks he can be the owner of this fantastic club and not allow money for the right changes to be made then he owns the wrong club. I bet Ashley makes weekly if not daily changes to Sports Direct so why not to the football club? If we are going to improve and achieve anything then every transfer window must be used to make changes whether thats just 1 player in or 5 players in.

    In this window we need a striker no matter what happens we need a goal scorer (HOOPER), yes we have, Cisse, Shola, Sammy, Campbell, Ranger but out of those 5 strikers in my opinion only Cisse is a guaranteed 1st team starter. Shola should only be used for the last 20 minutes in PL games and if fit to start the eaarly stages of cup games, Sammy also should be used as a sub in PL games and starter in Cup games but IMO Ranger shouldnt even be anywhere near the 1st team, Campbell needs loaned out to game experience that the Under 21s wont offer. I know the Debuchy deal is close to being finalised but we need another defender minimum (CB), if those 3 deals are done then IMO it would have been a successfull transfer window.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #14

    M.A NEED A KICK ON HIS ARSE

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #15

    M.A NEEDs A KICK ON HIS ARSE

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  • RonVanDam

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    I have no idea but im hoping we purchase a ST and CB if we are to survive

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  • bambams

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Boys please I am not being doom and gloom but just read Pards comments and the words ” hopefully we can get that one in ” !

    Heard this before during the last three windows !

    It would not surprise me if we only get Debuchy and that is still pending I believe! Can’t see why the club would delay announcing the signing which would give us all a bit of a lift, sky keep saying he won’t play against Brighton – why not ? They need to get him in so players get to know his style and help with premier league, even if he only gets a half it has to help. IMO

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #18

    This has just made my f@#$ing day, nah my year

    WHAT IN G@DS NAME IS GOING ON??????

    Lads, with this statement…. i guess championship football it is then…. we can’t even avoid relegation with half the fekking French squad in our team, something isn’t adding up

    Curse of NUFC returns…yet again, don’t know why i think any different

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #19

    i would actually take hooper as a backup. he has goalso in him just a question if he could step.up

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #20

    Morning Jesper. I am well thankyou. How are you?

    On Lamine Koné I’ve seen him play several times. A tall, 6’3? centre half who has represented France at u17, u18, u19 and u20 levels. A rough diamond to say the least. He is a big old until for a young lad. 23-24 from memory, don’t think he ha been brought on properly by his club as is at the age now where he should be pushing the senior side. He is in and out of the L’Orient side. My view is he could be picked up very cheaply (£1-2mil) and developed. I like the lad, he works hard but isn’t being developed how he should. I’ve not heard a link to Newcastle with him but that’s not to say there isn’t one.

    Romain Allessandrini is a class act. Plays wide left (naturally left footed) or being a striker, or wide of a front 3 (!!) Goal scoring, creative and ‘most importantly’ a grounded and down to earth player. Not favoured by the French national team (but we all know players like Ribery etc are selected regardless of form) but had gotta be given his shot soon! Valued at £3.5mil is very much value for money!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Dannyo…no we are two 😉

    ppB…Debuchy is not confirmed just yet (think we are waiting for the Ba wonga)

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Jamsha that second post was much improved by having the s in lower case in needs

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #23

    debuchys lawyers still going through contract as our newcastles the way we draw up contracts a lot is performance related so alot has to be read thoroughly. Alan pardew wants it to be announced around the same time chelsea announce demba to soften the blow… Talks for remy are at an advanced stage also with fee looking to be between £9-10mill, although we have been looking at abuemang whoever it spelt for a while now and is also an option.. seem to remember a guy named nimo mentioning we was after some guy called aubergine from st.ettiene on here quite a few month back so we shall see. This is the talk around benton anyway

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  • toon1707

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #24

    He should not have to plead for transfer funds the bloke is a billionaire and we are in trouble at the minute if he wants all the tv and premier league money next season he should be telling pardew to buy who he needs to stay up our owners are a joke we still need 3 players this window a striker a cb then a back up cb or striker

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Sorry that should read €3.5mil (EUROS) for Allesandrini.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #26

    M.A IS THE CURSE….HE NEED TO GO TO SPURS

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  • bigiffius

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #27

    Calm down people. Start panicking on deadline day. It’s only the start of the month.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Tequilamag

    i could have done it in the 1st post … but i hit enter without notecng it needs a S lol

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #29

    Bambams….There are loads of reasons why Debuchy wouldn’t be in the squad for the Brighton game. Didn’t one of his team mates say Debuchy was coming back to say goodbye?

    Maybe he’s back to Lille to pack up and bring his lucky Y-Fronts?

    Anyway, it’s way too early to hear complaining that our manager has asked the chairman to cough up more money for a ST after it’s looking likely that we’ll lose our top scorer, but instead you want him to talk about a CB. B*st*rd, what is he thinking?!?!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Joe Cole on a free to West Ham.
    I’d do that deal tbh.

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  • Hebburn Mag

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #31

    From follwing Celtic alot its easy to see that Hooper is a goalscorer, the only risk would be whether he could score the same amount of goals in the PL, IMO he could but not straight away, I think it would take at least a couple of months for his to start banging them in reguarly but he would score. I think if he came to the club in this window he would score 10 goals easy and then next season he could push on to score double that. Take the risk Ashley, he is a risk worth taking. He would cost less than Remy and that would give us the extra funds to go for a better more experienced CB.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #32

    S*

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  • one Tony Green

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #33

    Pardew needs to keep his clacker shut and stay off the TV.

    Ed bit misleading headline pleads he is stating the obvious.

    Agree with Hebburn Mag Hooper would be a good signing.

    Danny Graham is available from Swansea scored a few last season and is a Geordie.

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #34

    guys it was always said that debuchy would be concluded later in the week…. that was even before ba and chelski was mentioned… just saying… please dont panic

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  • corkypants85

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #35

    So looks like wer only signing debuchy then!!!
    We need a cb and a striker!!!
    Come on Ashley Ffs

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  • spennymoor-mag

    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #36

    I personally think we only going to sign debuchy. Like in a earlier comment I read pardew should be told… Go sign players to stay in pl.TRUST ME,THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN. Our owner is nowt but a greedy fat cun* like. No ambition,no care for the fans. We are in deep deep shi*. If I actually seen mike Ashley let me tell u all id go to jail

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