Time Is Of The Essence At Newcastle – We Need Players


The powers that be at Newcastle United could well be meeting in Newcastle today and assessing where the club is in this transfer window, and the bottom line is that so far we have brought Mathieu Debuchy into the club, an excellent signing, and we have lost Demba Ba to Chelsea, and the fees almost offset each other.

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Alan Pardew – wonder what he said when he heard about the Remy U turn?

But there are now only 16 days left in the transfer window and Newcastle need to bring in at least one striker and one center-back – at the very least – and more players if we can, and another center-back if Colo leaves us this week.

And since we have now lost over a week working on the Loic Remy transfer, only to find out at the last moment he will join a small club in London with just over 18,000 (maximum) home gates, to pick up around £80K/week – that was time wasted – in the overall scheme of things.

I’m just dying to see what Remy says about joining QPR – and it will probably  be announced late today or tomorrow –  and I can almost guarantee it will be something like the following.

“As soon as I heard QPR were after me – I wanted to join the club – and it had nothing to do with the money (of course not).”  “And  Harry Redknapp tells me he’s the best manager in the Premier League , and he has great plans for the club, and hopes to be challenging for the Premier League title next year – that’s one big reason I joined this great club.”

But we have to forget about Remy now, and we know in a relegation fight that players at the club for money don’t exactly put themselves out when push comes to shove – that’s already happening at QPR and Redknapp has even pointed it out, and it happened big time when Newcastle were relegated four years ago.

Newcastle will need to sort out the Colo affair this week, and we trust they have set up the meeting for later in the week, since San Lorenzo said if nothing is sorted out before the end of the week they will move on and forget about Colo.

Newcastle will have seen that it takes time to get players through the door, and even ones that look a dead certainty like Loic Remy – can come unlocked is a club as desperate as QPR hijack the deal at the eleventh hour.

And the QPR owner Tony Fernandes has now brought in about 16 players since he took over the club – all on sky-high wages as the only attraction – yet they are still bottom of the league.

Newcastle must now move with lightning speed to get new players through the door – asap – and before it’s too late.

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76 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Danny graham deleted twitter anyone think he could b on the move

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    By calling them a small club in london, are you any better then ferguson calling us a wee club in the north east?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #3

    …now Ed are we calling QPR a wee club in the south? 😉 lol

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  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    hope not to us .. not a bad striker but not better than what we have ..

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  • Lynny

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    You’ve got to speculate to accumulate man! If we had any ambition as a football club and to avoid the drop youd be seeing remy in a toon top today! And we’d be reading a statement saying colo is staying for good! I think we all forget that although the lad’ll be well paid hes only got a few years to get in as much coin as possible, as most retire in their early 30’s. Im telling you all now whats going to happen and im foaming at the thought…… Carlton Cole has been told he can leave west ham!!!!!!!!! I bet you any money he ends up here!!!!!!!!

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  • toon1707

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    I hate to say this as I always try to be positive but I can’t see us getting anyone in as with only 16 days left in the window for us that’s not long enough as our negotiation process seems to take 3-4 weeks

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Rainrix…great minds do think alike lol

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  • magpie6699

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    See last blog for my post about the Indy and Remy – are they correct or behind the times?

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #9

    I was too angry to even talk about this last night but even in the light of this morning I woke up and I’m still fuming about it.

    Dirty Arry deserves a smack in the head yet again for his pathetic/slimey tactics and as for Mr Remy? I mean what the ****!

    He rings up Cabaye and Ben Arfa to say how much he’s looking forward to playing with them only to change his mind and join the worst club in the Prem and play in front of 18000 fans just over money?

    What a mercenary T**T!!!

    Yep, apparently I am still RAGING about this. Can’t believe how much shit its left us in AGAIN!.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    99 catchy in norway // Jan 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    tequilamag

    please

    both us and QPR are in a relegation battle,

    its not like he is chosing a relagation team over a european chasing team is it,,

    as it stands right now, we both have a chance of going down, he has chose the one who will pay him the most

    and please bare in mind,, that 2nd last game it could be him scoring to send us down

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  • JARRAMAG

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    JARRAMAG // Jan 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    JARRAMAG // Jan 15, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    These are football players we are talking about and their god is money end of

    If we expect to get an international striker for £40k per week we are dreaming

    We should of paid Ba £6mill over 3 years(we got him for nothing and he owed us nothing so £6mill over 3 years would of been a steal for us but the powers in chargs couldnt see a golden goose we alreagy had and will now have to pay through the nose to get anyone half as good as Ba

    Some posters on here just dont realise the position we are in.We have 1 decent striker,1 decent central defender who wants out,a midfield who create and score no goals

    Say Remy is getting an extra £40k per week its only £2mill per year (and is reasonable for a French international and is £2 mill a year too much for Ashley when he is going to lose £60mill when we go down

    I dont think Ashley or Llambias have learnt any lessons from our last relegation.They are chancers who are gambling with our premiership future again

    See you all in the championship

    God help us

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  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    even though we need to move on, I still think Remy is talking to our french team .. cabaye/arfa/debuchy etc this may sway him .. if football is his motives he’ll come to us .. if he doesn’t come he’s not a player you need around the dressing room

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  • MacToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Howay DI Belfast, where’s Proud?

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #14

    jesper…. Indeed although we both secretly know that we”re actually the same person running 2 accounts 😉

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  • nick_9

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Have to say if I was Remy I wouldn’t want a likely relegation on my record. I bet his agents are in touch with us trying to negotiate, I doubt he wants to go to QPR but they have probably blown us out the water with their offer. I’m not being disrespectful to QPR but he has French mates here and I’m not aware of any at QPR.

    Imagine that state of QPR’s finances if they go down? I imagine they’re only going to make if muh worse in trying to save themselves. Wonder if it will pay off

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #16

    rainrix>

    Yes but QPR ARE a small club in London. A NUFC is NOT small club by any measure.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Siem de jong will be a great signing as well. Could be the answer to link our midfield with Cisse who looks so isolated, during matches he’s practically playing on a different island.

    Either way knowing how stingy our owners are and how much of a gamble they like to take, i’ll believe when i see him in black a white shirt.

    i wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t sign anyone and Pardew will go having Saylor and HBA back is like a new signing. *yawns*

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #18
  • Novocastrians

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #19

    We are total amateurs in the transfer market, sick of this bollocks man :-((((((

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #20

    Swansea are making the right noises again it seems. Have just signed a loan deal for Lamah for 18 months with an option to buy…

    …I am thankful that I can follow them as well since NUFC are just not taking this relegation battle serious; we are really taking our time with transfers that should have been identified prior to January!

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #21

    Catchy, I understand we are both in a relegation battle but clearly Newcastle are a better option if he wants to further his career. We have a core of top French international players, Remy clearly has put money over everything. I will bet you right now that Newcastle will not go down. If we stay up you abandon your crusade against Pardew if we drop I will leave the blog.

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  • Carl92

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #22

    What I’d do to have Demba Ba back…

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #23

    GeordieDan….. Really? The point i was trying to make is that there’s no point in being petty and throwing around “my clubs bigger than yours” taunts around just because we missed out on a player.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #24

    IMO Newcastle are a massive and proud club, if there was passion in football these days when players join clubs not for money but for the passion, Newcastle could attract top class players from all over the world regardless of our current position in the PL, i dont know why but in a few seasons time i think our beloved club wont be competing with the top clubs like manu/city chelsea ect, they will be competing against us

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  • kimbo

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #25

    Surely we can sign players like Anita who is small,slow,can`t tackle, out muscled but must be cheap wages as he was a wast of 6Million Pound. Any players who are out paced by Wayne Bridge should hang their head in shame. Against Norwich it was a farce watching Anita trying to win the ball in the air and on the ground. WE NEED A CENTRAL MIDFIELD WITH PACE AND HEIGHT and can`t be pushed around.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    JARRAMAG>

    That makes WAY too much sense mate!

    How could we even consider paying an extra couple of grand in wages if all its going ot save us is close to a £100 million in TV revenue and sales next year.

    Our Director’s have shown just how amateur they are by being simply out-manouvred by Dirty ‘Arry and his cronies underhand experience.

    We are in some serious **** now and they need to re-think immediately.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #27

    So if we are amateurs in the transfer market and QPR still go down and we stay up……

    QPR buy names not commitment, they have no clue.

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  • gfp13

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #28

    Graham wants to play football though which isn’t going to happen at us. He would be more content sitting on our bench than swanseas I presume since he supports us but whether he’d be happy with that rather than playing as a striker at… Let’s say a ‘small’ club like qpr. We need a cb in desperately regardless of colo leaving or not. And then another 1 in the summer with colo leaving then since he doesn’t seem as good as he was. But I do hope there is truth in the de Jong story too

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  • shearermania

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #29

    modric, arshavin, gervinho, gameiro, erdinc, barnetta…now add remy……
    i dont even get angry or surprised anymore…i believe we signed a player when hes in a jersey.
    character will get us out of the mess we are in…
    time will tell regarding the character of our current crop….
    we really dont need penny pinching mercenaries we tried that and it failed miserably….
    only way is up…keep the faith even though its hard.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #30

    Yea ppl saying just pay remy the 96,000 grand aweek, then we hav to pay all other top signings that n top already at the club that its not possible without having regular champions league football, 70,000 grand is our top budget n that’s a fair budget to stick to n if we start getting in champs league we can raise it

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  • Slank

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #31

    We shouldn’t blame ‘Arry. He is only doing what managers are supposed to do. Didn’t we get Ba when West Ham and Stoke didn’t want him? Didn’t we pinch Marveaux from under Liverpool’s noses?

    ‘Arry has got a player who wants the money more than he wants to play for the club and/or enhance his career and improve his chances of getting into the French national side. I bet there have been a few Gallic Anglo Saxon words spoken by Cabaye and Debuchy since Remy decided to become a money mercenary.

    Yes Ed we need players but we shouldn’t have a scatter gun approach like QPR did in the summer. Look where that got them. I suspect we have prime targets and secondary targets. I still believe that central defence is still a priority over a forward.

    I don’t know much about foreign targets but if I was looking at the premiership I would definately look at Darren Bent and Joleon Lescott.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Danny graham is a Geordie boy n will probably do anything to get here even sit on the bench

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    It is funny seeing comments of ‘only a couple of grand more a week’ and ‘ for only a few million extra we could have ..’

    Hands up all millionaire bloggers ha ha 🙂

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  • MacToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Wow Tequila, some bet that lol I think you’ll win it…. just.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    Why so many getting upset by this?

    1. Nothing is official yet.
    2. If Remy goes to QPR, it’s for financial not football reasons – shows his mentality and we can be glad we dodged that bullet.
    3. We don’t get Remy, we then have to look at others, which is great, as there’s a lot of nice players to go after.

    hwtl.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Still believe defense should be our main priority!

    …that’s what will save us this season. (a goalscoring CB please and someone who command the box)

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  • AusMagpie

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Anyone else heard the news about Ben Arfa wanting to leave?

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #39

    Never wanted him anyway seems like we are gona spend alot of our little cash to find a goal scorer should have tied Ba up to a new deal over the summer gone cant understand it when we were shelling out big deals to AP Carr, and co and then to let our star striker slip away someone shud answer for that..

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  • nick_9

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Remy and m’villa in a 15 million spend for qpr!
    A well known bad boy and an out of form striker who wanted to quit not so long ago, risky business for a side needing instant results. Also added about 6 million on QPR’s wage bill in two signings, typical redknapp really.

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