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Alan Pardew – Newcastle Will Not Be Outbid For Transfer Targets

9:36 am, Friday, January 11th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

We’ve seen Newcastle lose out in the transfer market more than once because we have been unwilling to pay the fee requested by the selling club, but in his news conference yesterday Alan Pardew said Newcastle would not be outbid on the fee, or the wages in January  for their top targets.

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Alan Pardew – we will not be outbid in transfer market

When asked if Newcastle could be outbid for their targets, this is what the manager said:

“I don’t think that will happen.”  “Not a lot of clubs are more flexible, there are only a handful. I would suggest we are being as aggressive in this window as anyone.”  “We’re aggressive in the field we are in.”

“I still think senior players coming here on large salaries is not our area, but we are being aggressive in the area we are in.”  “We’ve done our homework. You can’t force someone to agree a contract, you can only put your best case forward and your best offer forward and go from there.”

“If you put yourself in the position of the agent and you have a player that is desirable, and a really good club comes in and a lesser side comes in as well, you sometimes have the impression, because of the interest and the media coverage, that an even bigger one will come in for your player.”

“So why sign early? Even if terms have been agreed, they are waiting to see if a more attractive project becomes available. No matter what finance you throw at the deal, sometimes everybody just wants to sit and wait.”

The field Newcastle are in is the pack of clubs chasing the top six clubs in the Premier League – who are the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.

So presumably we can compete with any of those clubs in our group,  but not with the top six.

That’s where we stand today, and after finishing 5th last season we were hoping we could again finish in the top six again – but not this season.

But if we can avoid relegation, we should have a much stronger squad for next season, as long as we can hold onto our top players in the summer, and there’s no reason why we cannot be very successful again then.

What do you think?

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51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Interesting. Just had a text from a mate who suggests the ‘Bong’ deal is done, and a medical is on the cards. Anybody heard anything on this one?

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM


  • 3 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    he must have been smoking something to thing the “Bong” deal is done :-)

  • 4 pawl250 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Colo cannot leave, unless we replace him its as blunt and as simple as that!

    We have him on contract, he isnt playing as well as last season, but he is still our only decent defender. Even when STaylor is fit.

    If he leaves we need a Alderweild, Douglas, Mbiwa to replace him, someone with experience, who will cost money. You cannot replace him with Williamson, or a player that costs a similar amount as he is one of the main reasons we concede goals. We need a proven international, experienced, strong minded player.

    This is a disaster but simply put Colo, I am sorry but no you cannot leave for mere buttons. We need you now, more than ever! You can go either in the summer, or the year after when you are replaced until then whether you want to or not, we need you to stay.

    Whether this is true, or not is another story. If it is, really it shows poor character to run away when a team who has paid so much for him, and too him need him most.

    Would be shocked if he wants to leave for certain. Perhaps he expressed his desire to finish his career at the San Lorenzo, and its been taken and twisted.

  • 5 hdavid23 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    lets see if hes right this time…

  • 6 Ben3arfa // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Oh really now ?
    Pretty sure we got outbid for De Jong in the summer

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Who is bong?

  • 8 Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Centre half anyone?

  • 9 G // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Just text him back asking for a source, got nowt yet, and I’ve just checked Twatter to see if its another rumour started by the usual suspects.

  • 10 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    pardew not outbid .. does that mean they aren’t buying anyone .. or that their targets don’t interest anyone else .. strange comment from Pardew since QPR will outbid us any day .. nevermind any other premiership team

  • 11 G // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    @ TS Bong is Gaetan Bong. Cameroon Defender.

  • 12 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Collo has to stay until the summer .. and then let him go .. great player for us and will be missed but after hearing rumours about his wife etc you’d have to let him go ..

  • 13 FrankfurtMag // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Why are people still suggesting that Liverpool are a top 6 team. The last club we should aspire to be is them!

  • 14 Novocastrian66 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Ben3arfa I think Pardew is talking about this window and not the last one.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Simmo is also being used as a cash + player offer for Tomkins at W’Ham.

    I think we might see a overhaul this January!

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    QPR dont bid much in transfer fees….just wages.

    And even their wages aren’t huge….its 60-80k they pay, they just give it to average players.

    QPR are in no way like man city giving 200k a week.

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM


    thanks….I missed all that last night

  • 18 BelfastMagpie // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Talk is cheap Alan. Prove it !

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I remember when Benny got his hamstring I said he’ll be out at least 4 weeks and if you rush him chances are he’ll be out much longer!

    …this is what you get NUFC for not having patience!

  • 20 G // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    @17 Lee Ryder on Twitter is suggesting that we are not interested in him at all. Who should I believe?

  • 21 ?Miguel? // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Colo hands transfer request in

  • 22 thai-mag // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    if we are going for Bong it can only mean Stanton is going back to Italy then

  • 23 hdavid23 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    what are those rumours about Colo’s wife?

  • 24 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Transfer Sage .. QPR already bid and probably outbid us for Remy .. just Remy didn’t want to go there .. so Pardews statement is strange to say the least

  • 25 TorqToon // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    TS – Thats encouraging news mate! Lets hope it comes to fruition. I’m eager to know who this ‘big signing’ will be. You’ve spoken lots about a huge surprise and puts me in a great mood.

    On my part – I’ve heard whisperings that we aren’t, and possibly weren’t ever, truly in for Remy. I’ve spoken with the player on a casual basis via work etc and he talks of his admiration for the club and the players we have (which I’ve posted on here before) but I get a feeling that the club itself were using NUFC to increase attention on Remy to up the price and interest for his signature.

    Whether this is true or not who knows, but it’s the feeling I get from down here in France.

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM


    depends on the grade of the tear…anything from 2 weeks to 3/4 months if severe

  • 27 pawl250 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Ok if we have 2 players ‘signed’ or close to it.

    Who do you think they will be?


    These players all have contracts that expire this year, why are we not sealing the deal, whether its pre agreement or not. Surely 4 potentially good strong players coming in the summer for arguably free (plus agent fees etc) are worth a punt.

    Would also allow you breathing room to get rid of


    Players either on too high a wage, not cutting it at PL, not good enough or just plain rubbish!

    Pardew says we are being ‘aggressive’ we need atleast 3 players from now until the end of the window.


    I would take


    I would not be surprised if Bong is good enough it will allow Santon to take a more advanced role as he is clearly a better attacker than defender.

    ———————– Krul ———————
    Debuchy – Douglas – Colocinni – Santon
    —————- Tiote — Sissoko ————-
    Ben Arfa ——– Cabaye ———- Remy
    ———————- Cisse ———————

    Back up

    ——————– Elliot ————————
    Simpson – STaylor – Williamson – Bong
    ———– Bigirmana – Perch —————–
    Jonas ———– Anita ———- Marveaux
    ——————– Shola ————————

  • 28 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    TorqToon .. makes sense as Remy would cost too much and we haven’t even bid yet, according to Marseille .. which is very strange if you really wanted a player ..

  • 29 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Maybe pardew means we won’t be outbid on

    Tomkins etc .. makes sense :-)

  • 30 hdavid23 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    get rid or Raylor, Simpson and Obertan? who’ll be backup to Debuchy and Ben Arfa then? we need all three of them…

  • 31 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    hdavid23 .. theres been a few rumours on this site about his wife returning home .. don’t know how true this is though..

  • 32 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM


    Depends what you count by outbid…QPR have currently bid more and had remy reject them but we may well bid that amount…just working our way up to it.

    Might turn out we need to pay the same as QPR, by dragging it out and slowly increasing our offer we may get the bid accept for less which would be good.

    It’s difficult to take when we have been outbid in the past on players… is cheap, actions are what we need.

  • 33 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    @Thai except we have shite lb cover and santon could play wingers. we don’t know if anything is true yet.

  • 34 hdavid23 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    i see, thanks sweendog.. if it really is about family, then we cant and shouldnt stop him going home

  • 35 Novocastrian66 // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    TS, we don’t do either! Seriously though, I have theory that Newcastle pay a substantial signing on fee to try and attract these players and keep the salaries down. Bird in the hand and all that. I’m probably wrong.

  • 36 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Will Neil Young open his set at the Metro Arena this summer
    ‘Bong, Bong sung blue’

  • 37 Transfer Sage // Jan 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM


    don’t get too excited..the info I get is around 10/20% correct.

    Well I believe it is more correct, around 60/70% but due to the nature of the business what is true one day may not be the next.

  • 38 WorJordi // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    @G 20
    My dog knows more about whats going on at NUFC than Lee Twatter on Ryder…lol
    If he wrote today is Tuesdya and its 4.17 I still wouldnt believe him.

    Wait until next week….
    Pardew sacked, Raffa signed up, he brings Torres with him. He hits a new vein of form playing with Cisse, just behind him.

    8th place finish with 2 new CB’s and 1 DM

    Next season top 4 and a cup to boot

    Oooooooooooh its so exciting

  • 39 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    hdavid23 .. yep but note it is a rumour ..

  • 40 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    To me this says we’ve made bids, even upped the offer and now were waiting to hear if there willing to except the contract we’ve offered

  • 41 pawl250 // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    hdavid –

    If you read my comment I suggested signing 4 players on a free this year.


    You question who will replace

    Debuchy – Anita, Perch, Santon, Tavernier
    Ben Arfa – Marveaux, Gouffran, Jonas, Sammy

    We can shuffle the team well with versatile players such as Perch, Anita, Sissoko, Jonas. They can play anywhere in midfield, and Perch Anita Jonas can easily play fullback if desperate.

    Simpson, Obertan and RTaylor are not and never will be good enough for the PL top 10 teams, if you aspire to keep them you wish to be in the bottom half.

  • 42 G // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    @38. If even half of what you just said happened, I would quite literally poop myself!

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    TS…have been playing football myself professionally and by the look of the hamstring Benny got it is what you call a mild one – but it still takes time to heal and most people rushed back gets setbacks! Just saying!

    …Benny was rushed back after only two weeks.

  • 44 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    toonarmydownsouth .. you’re glass is half full ..
    on the other hand ..
    we’ve bid for no one :-) .. my glass is half empty

  • 45 sweendog // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    WorJordi .. I like it ..

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM


  • 47 hdavid23 // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    i dont know mate, i know versatility is great, but think we should have relatively fixed positions for our players, we’ve been mixing it up this season and look where it got us.. still think we should at least keep Raylor, he always gives everything he has, plus he’s the only player in this team apart from Cabaye, that can put in a half-decent corner or free kick

  • 48 bills-son // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Pardew is dead right when he says most players and agents will sit tight until near the end of the window to see what offers come in. They know that January is the month when teams panick about relegation, when injuries pile up and when they are trying to push on for a title or Europe. Count us in the first two brackets.

    So, why take the first decent offer you receive? A player isn’t bothered that the offering club needs a player urgently – another 2 or 3 weeks to see if you can get a million quid or more a year is time well spent.

    I’d love us to be signing players right now but I’ll save my judgement on Ashley until 1st February. Having said that I won’t wear any excuse that ‘we tried our best but it didn’t come off’. We HAVE to sign a CB and CF and it would be great if we could also get a LB and a creative dominant midfield player. All four – with nobody but Simmo going out – would be great. But a CB and CF are a MUST. No excuses.

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Article from the lads at NUFC.COM saying Remy has got his heart on signing for Arsenal likes the way they play, supported them as a kid and has been speaking to Terry Henry about them.

  • 50 toontillidie // Jan 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Quote from SSN “The good news is we are taking Cabaye on the bus, which is like signing a new player,” said Pardew.

    New signing right there lmao

  • 51 ASTORIA // Jan 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Crock Of S**t…Lying Bas***d! Ashley & Llambias’ Puppet, same old crap, same old lies.

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