Alan Pardew – We’re Working Very Hard On New Signings


I’ve got to say I was shocked to see we are supposed to be after David N’Gog of Bolton and maybe Alan Pardew can put that to bed today, by saying we are not going after the former Liverpool player, who in our opinion is not as good as Leon Best, who left us last summer – and that now looks like a departure we shouldn’t have allowed – in retrospect.

Leon Best - he got booked Villa

Leon Best – now at Blackburn Rovers

Two years ago Leon saved us after Andy Carroll left for Liverpool, when we were in much the situation we are in now, after Demba Ba has left this time, half way through the season.

Newcastle say they will not sanction any panic buys, but we still have to bring in somebody who has some record of scoring goals – and if David N’Gog is now a target – Gateshead-born Danny Graham would look like a good buy in comparison.

This is what Alan said during his press conference for the Reading game yesterday:

“The job for us is to make sure we’re strong enough in the second half of the season. We’ve obviously lost Demba Ba and we need to find a replacement. There’s no doubt about that and we’re working very hard towards it.”

“It’s important that the club goes forward in the right manner and we don’t make a knee-jerk decision and bring in a player that is not suitable and right for this football team.”  

“But we still have to be conscious of where we are in the division and we’re in a precarious position that we hope to strengthen on Saturday with a positive result.”  “I think we definitely need a player or two in this window to make sure of our Premier League status because we’re under a little bit of pressure.

“Hatem Ben Arfa is still missing, I’ve lost Demba and Cheick (Tiote) is away on African Nations duty so our full complement of players within our club is not good enough because we’re still missing players.”

Obviously I will remain upbeat about Newcastle’s chances – but I’m not one of those that thinks everything’s going to be great again, once we get Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor back in the side gain.

As we learned four years ago confidence is a huge thing, and we cannot have too much of that having lost nine of our last twelve league games.

And we have also lost the striker who has scored half our goals this season, and also our captain Colo may not be with us in February – so there are still a few things to be sorted out in the final 13 days (unlucky for some) of this transfer window.

We are getting a little bit nervous about our situation, and to balance that we need to sign a good striker – and soon.

A win tomorrow would be huge.

What do you think?

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62 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew,

    Save some electricty and turn your f****g broken record off

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    pardew

    Turn your Fcuking broken record off, save some electricity. Turd!!!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed…Agree that confidence is huge right about now. A win against Reading and some new players through the door would be a great start.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    haha bit strong but true

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  • pawl250

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    I think I would take on the following players if I were manager right now:-

    Sissoko – 3m
    De Jong – 10m
    Alderweild – 6m
    M’Vila – 6m

    Thats 25m, and we will have a stronger, much stronger side because of it.

    Look 25m is not a massive amount, considering if we get M’vila, De Jong and Sissoko the likes of RTaylor, Ranger, Gosling and Obertan have to be pushed out the door.

    I am dreaming though, hell I would take Sissoko, Graham and Alderwield thats what 2m, 5m. 6m = 13m! We were going to spend 8m on Remy!

    Sissoko and Alderwield would be priority! This young kid from Nancy is a second thought, we should be aiming for this window to improve our squad for now. Not a few years time.

    TEAM FOR READING –

    —————————– KRUL ———————————
    DEBUCHY – WILLIAMSON – COLOCCINI – SANTON
    —————— ANITA ——- PERCH ————————
    JONAS —————- CABAYE ———— MARVEAUX
    —————————- CISSE ———————————-

    Should be able to win with that team. Personally prefer Bigi over Perch, but Pardew will most likely field Obertan over Marveaux cos he is blind!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Something went wrong with my post in the last thread. This was what I meant:

    A loan deal for both Kaka and Fabbrini and a move for Kone and another CB would do it for me.

    …that should even be possible since Kaka want away, Fabbrini is available for loan and Kone won’t be expensive.

    The trick is a top notch CB (or getting Ashley to spend the money needed)

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    On the Colo issue, it was interesting in the Mark Douglas Journal piece that he says Colo wants to move back home, or at least “somewhere closer to home”. If he went anywhere other than straight back to Argentina, then I would be annoyed.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Isimat-Nicolas Mirin looks likely to be off to Lille for 5 million euro’s and Haidara prefers a move to Roma

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Indian…I like you am frustrated, however, he’s giving his pre match press conference, what do you expect him to say?

    Earlier in the week he said nothing and was criticised, now he is talking he’s criticised. Should we not be picking out battles a little more selectively?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper – As good as Kaka was, I’m not sure I would take him in our current situation. The dramatic loss of form, and everytime I’ve seen him over the last year he looks out of shape and unfit.

    Kone and Fabbrini would be interesting acquisitions. But Fabbrini may need time to settle and a loan deal doesn’t afford that luxury.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #11

    no news is bleak news

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Jesper- Matey. It’s always darkest before the dawn! Having been screwed over by QPR are we really going to advertise our targets. No news is good news.

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  • Peter Beardsley

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #13

    If we get Haidara, will Santon be our new LWF?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Good words again but now is the time for actions.

    I feel for pardew in this situation though, he seems to know what he needs but the idiots above aren’t getting them.

    He wanted a striker and CB in the summer and never got them, it can’t do his confidence any good.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    JB – Haidara has done two interviews on the speculation as far as I can see, 1 saying he prefers a move to Roma, the other saying he prefers to move to the English league. He will go wherever offers him the best opportunity.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #16

    @Indian
    Did you just call someone a turd? What a child…. /facepalm

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  • toon smart

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    I think at this point in the transfer window we are going to need to take some calculated risks. If Remy was our number one choice and was the “right and suitable” player for this club, then i think we are have to widen our selection criteria.

    If Pardew is looking for certain types of players with particular qualities and they are not available or unaffordable, then we are going to have to look to players who don’t have all the qualities we are looking for.

    I think it could be this lack of flexibility in a transfer dealings, which could prevent us from getting a player who could turn out a better signing than what was original thought of.

    For example, Nacer Chadli is a left winger, six foot, good skills and technique but strictly not an out and out striker and not a great goal scoring record. Now because he doesn’t fulfill all the criteria Pardew is looking for does that make him a poor signing? I think that is the gamble we have to make now!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    pawl

    good idea for signings.

    M’villa is off to QPR though, redknapp seems confident and I doubt we could talk him round to joining us.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Lilongwe…maybe we are in situation where we either gamble like QPR or we do with loan deals and just spend what we have on getting our defense in order.

    …I wouldn’t mind the gamble on both Kaka and Fabbrini on loan. They both have a point to proof and we need players who are hungry (with an option to buy would be ideal)

    *I am just trying to be reasonable since we have less than 14 days to strengthen and it took us 14 days just to bid on Remy)

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    If we get Haidara, it means Santon is going to Milan

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  • Klam3r

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #21

    This is a mess. If some dude got in my mates face like Ashley does with us, i would…

    If this window turns out to be another let down, and if he hasn’t learned from it i think Ashley needs to be forced away, one way or another. I’ll gladly do my party.

    The fans deserves so much more than Ashley, Llambias and Pardew!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza
    Agree the bloke gets stick for talking too much and then for not talking!
    Of course the journos are going to ask abiut signings and colo its there job ffs!!

    Also lads pls stop saying we shouldnt of sold best, he got injuered pre season and hasn’t and wont feature this season so i fail too see what he would of contributed this season
    If we had kept him ppl would whinging that we didnt offload the sicknote in the summer!!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    jesp

    kaka is meant to favour a loan back to milan, both sides interested so seems likely.

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  • drivershigh

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21066045
    Sunderland have bid for Graham…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Sage
    I reckon we could sell the club to him but we cant do what QPR will do which is throw suitcases full of cash at him!

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #26

    @5

    Its okay saying you would sign x, y and z for £xM, thats all well and good, but you have to persuade them to come here.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #27

    You big steamy turd you ! 😉

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    SSN now,Remy and Redknapp press conference,should be a laugh.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #29

    It doesn’t matter if the club keeps it’s business quiet and agents will always talk and tout their players around for the best possible pay day. We were naive with Remy and it cost us, it’s just one more mistake in a long line made by people who know nothing about the footballing world.
    I fear that come the summer there is going to be a mass exodus regardless of what league we are in

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #30

    If were seriously going for N’Gog then something is seriously wrong! Surely we can get some one like hooper for a similar fee and wages?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #31

    tads

    I dont mind getting rid of best…he should be replaced though.

    I’d take danny graham to replace best, would love to play for us, give his all and is much better than he gets credit, he scored 12 last year in a ‘passing’ swansea team…only out this year because michu is a class act.

    Then we need somebody in the remy category/standard to replace Ba.

    Leave shola to run his contract down and retire/move on and by them campbell should be ready after a loan spell.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #32

    @24

    Norwich have bid for him too.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Toon Tom – Wrong again. Santon going nowhere.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #34

    tads

    also…..we can’t throw that cash..well we can but wont, and I agree with us on that.

    I think QPR are looking to be a big player in the league…and that will tempt players there. They have the richest owner in the league and he seems keen to build a new stadium and move them to the top like man city.

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  • toon smart

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #35

    I think at this point in the transfer window we are going to need to take some calculated risks. If Remy was our number one choice and was the “right and suitable” player for this club, then i think we are have to widen our selection criteria.

    If Pardew is looking for certain types of players with particular qualities and they are not available or unaffordable, then we are going to have to look to players who don’t have all the qualities we are looking for.

    I think it could be this lack of flexibility in a transfer dealings, which could prevent us from getting a player who could turn out a better signing than what was original thought of.

    For example, Nacer Chadli is a left winger, six foot, good skills and technique but strictly not an out and out striker and not a great goal scoring record. Now because he doesn’t fulfill all the criteria Pardew is looking for does that make him a poor signing? I think that is the gamble we have to make now!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Jesper – I would argue about Kaka’s hunger in recent years. I’m sure if he was that hungry he could have moved on. Also would need R.Madrid to pay probably 75% of wages.

    I’ve not seen enough of Fabbrini, other than a YouTube video. So I can’t judge him too much, as I don’t trust videos of players. That is how we got Gonzalez, and Xisco and Luque looked incredible on youtube.

    I agree, loans are realistic, which is why I would be in touch with City over Lescott. They have already said he is available. Guidetti would be another option from City on loan.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza,

    he should come clean, if they are going to be no signings then atleast let us know

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #38

    #LeonBestIsMint

    I really like Besty and Lovenkrands both solid squad players but hey what do NUFC need with those!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #39

    tads….It’s totally unfair, but hey, that’s no surprise really.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #40

    A we seriously talking about Kaka???

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