Changes Made To Newcastle’s Transfer Policy This Summer?


It’s going to be very interesting to see if there are any noticeable changes in Newcastle’s transfer policy this summer, with Joe Kinnear now on board.

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Mike Ashley – changes in transfer policy this summer?

Kinnear is now responsible for the transfers into and out of the club, and we’ll see how we do this summer, but Newcastle need to have a good transfer window for at least a couple of reasons.

One is that Newcastle did very poorly in the Premier League last season, and the second reason is that Joe Kinnear has made less than a positive start in his new position as Director of Football, and he seems to have managed to get the large majority of fans dead against him in just a couple of days.

That takes some doing.

But there are some positive signs coming through – that Joe and Alan Pardew have had some telephone calls this week on transfer business – and it looks like Chief Scout Graham Carr will be staying at Newcastle.

The Journal is reporting this morning that contact has been made with Aston Villa with regard to their 29 year-old striker Darren Bent, and it could well be that Newcastle will make a renewed effort to get 24 year-old West Ham defender James Tomkins to the club this summer.

The West Ham Co-Chairman David Gold has already said he’s not available,  but we’ll see what happens if Newcastle are indeed interested in the player, with West Ham maybe looking to recoup some of the £15M they paid out for Andy Carroll this week.

Joe Kinnear pulled Newcastle out of the running for 25 year-old free agent Douglas this week, presumably because the club wants to get a player in with some Premier League experience?

Newcastle’s number one striker target was St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Newcastle may still try to bring him to Tyneside this summer, but there are a number of top clubs now after the 24 year-old.

And with five Frenchmen coming into the club in January, it would make some sense to balance things out a little bit, by bringing in some British-based players this summer.

We’ve been told a few times there will be no moves for players until early July – and that makes some sense – since July is now just 9 days away – and by then Newcastle should have their targets all agreed to – and then we can move for the players.

And Joe Kinnear may have a lot of negatives – but he can also be aggressive, and maybe we’ll see some of that aggression this summer in the transfer market.

What do you think?

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192 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Dont think for one minute that JK is simply going on holiday,its more likely he is off to sort a player and dont want the media showing up.
    At least i hope thats what he is doing as it would give a glimmer of hope he actually has a f*7kin clue.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #2

    James Tomkins………………..Really???

    West Ham were said to want 10 million for the lad back in January……10 Million for an average player at best, and people wonder why so many club’s go over sea’s for players

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  • geordie157

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d be happy with something like

    Harry Maguire to provide cb cover
    Tom Ince
    Aubameyang

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Would rather have Toby Alderweireld at £6.4m who’s ten times the player.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Kets

    Alderweireld will not be coming here, yes he’s a very good player but it’s never gonna happen, the lad himself has said he will not be joining us

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #6

    He hasn’t said that. He will be interested in us. You need to understand that we’re a big club with great players.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #7

    JB,
    To be honest, I wouldn’t be too nonplussed with Tomkins. He is probably a better player than both Taylor and Willo. However not for anywhere near 10 million. Just cause West Ham overpaid for Carroll doesn’t mean we are going to! at 3/4million then he wouldn’t be too bad. Plus am I right in thinking he has played all across the back line at WHU and in midfield.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we snapped up Lee Bowyer on a free.

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  • toon kk

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #9

    I think we should try and get Remy providing his court case works out ok. What’s the news on him these days?

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    After watching the 3-2 win vs chelsea again how on earth could pards possibly play sissoko on the rw after that I mean jesus christ him and gouffran tore chelsea a new bum hole…And when gouff smacked the ball up and ashley cole had a 10-15 yard head start on sissoko next min bang sissoko takes him beats him for pace by a mile and wins us a corner. Sissoko was unbelieveable that game.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Lilongwe

    for 3 million yeah I’d take him, but if the reports are true that West Ham want 10 million then we’d be mad to even entertain it even at 5/6 million we’d be better off going elsewhere

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  • woodsee

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Heres the change,get a foul mouthed senile cockney whos livin in the past,who most players have never heard of.
    Next make him 2nd in command to undermine whoever he wants,and let hes first signing be a lazy has been money grabbing mackem,and that’s just for starters

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #14

    right so the strikers we won’t go for:
    aubameyang (african neymar)
    bony (the new drogba)

    The striker we will go for
    bent (could not make a relegation threatened villa team)

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Holy moly donut shop look at the pace of this beast.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VvReakyvVw

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Kieron Dyer’s available on a free and Darren Ambrose could be a good signing as cover.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Kets

    You’re such a confusing person, sometimes you come out with decent conversation about football, then when the transfer window opens you’re like a deranged lunatic.

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  • p

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Your friendly ITK here…

    After bringing you news Newcastle signing French U21 Merde de Taureau, my mate who plays croquet with JFK reckons we are in for Dutch playermaker Iam Nutteloos

    Should be a Newcastle player in the next 48 hours

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Repost from last thread

    HBA….

    Please stop trying to compare him to Mata and Hazzard…

    Those two play for Chelsea IN THE SAME TEAM. They are surrounded by quality team mates who are playing good football.

    HBA has had a number of serious injuries and is playing in a team that can’t string 3-4 passes together.

    I can almost garentee that a fit HBA playing in a flowing team (Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Man City or Man Utd) would capture all the headlines for his dazzling displays.

    Tell me, how would Mata perform in our team when the midfield is alienated out of the game by the ball being punted into the stratosphere?

    Likewise Hazzard?

    Any comparison is moronic tbh.

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  • toon22

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Think we have to face facts,we arnt going to get an up and coming Striker mentioned here.
    Unless we offer huge wages.

    Which we arnt going to,the best we can hope is that we get a good striker who is available to us as he has/had a bad injury and need to prove himself.Its what most of our best players have been.

    Or we hope Carr has found another gem.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Kets

    Please could I have the contact details of your supplier? The waffle you’re spouting, it must be top gear!

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    ketsbia @16 dyer and ambrose??? i thought we were supposed to “try” to be ambitious , but getting players back who used to play for us years ago and are on their last legs dosnt seem like the kind of players we are really looking for . ashley maybe – but no thanks.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Maybe JK can flip through that lengthy and powerful contact list he has?

    Maybe phone up Tito Villanova and set a swoop up for Thiago Alcantara?

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Kets is being sarcastic and I cant believe people think hes being serious…. good grief!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #25

    29 isn’t old. Ambrose could still do a job.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #26

    I really want pardew gone but I think Kinnear would take over.Which would be just as bad until fat ash has gone we will be sh*t this is the best squad we will have for the next 20 years and its bein destroyed by pardew.

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  • toon22

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #27

    If we arnt going to play ppl like Bigi next season theres not much point in buying them imo.
    Its time to see if the club has the bottle follow through the policy they claim to be following,as if we do it will attract more of the same type of players if we dont its a total waste of money and the future of some good footballers.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Dondatta

    Having read hundreds of his comments, I actually doubt that he understands the concept of sarcasm. When he spouts ludicrous transfer targets it is hard to know if he is being serious or trolling. It would appear that claiming we should sign Bowyer, Ambrose and Dyer would be sarcasm from anyone else, but from him I’m just not sure.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Dondatta13

    The comparison between HBA, Matta and Hazzard is because people are saying that HBA is a world beater or world class and seeings as that Hazzard and Matta play in the same position as HBA and are both regarded as being two of the best that play in that position in this league that’s where the comparison come’s from so not so moronic is it.

    Whether or not he goes on to become a world beater when fully fit is still to be seen as he hasn’t been fully fit for any prolonged length of time since he joined us

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #30

    dondatta- your wrong – he means it . wow.

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  • toon22

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Bowyer, Ambrose and Dyer

    If we sign these people we might as well just scrap the youth/reserves and ship out the so called up and coming youngsters we have.

    Yes you need experience but imho they needed to be good players first.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Dondatta,
    He was part of top teams playing good football in an inferior league prior to his injuries and still didn’t really produce.

    I haven’t compared him to Mata and Hazard, for the pure and simple reason they are far better players then HBA has shown in his career. Hazard for example, while both played in title winning sides has scored more than twice as many goals. Hatem had an extra 2 seasons as well. No comparison.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #33

    I will try to answer the question posed by Ed as I currently see it. I do not have rhe same sense of entitlement as those fans who have slogged away for decades and feel let down by the apparent lack of ambition. Ashley will still want value for money. He, Ashley is the arbiter of what is and what is and what isn’t good value. Presumably and hopefully Kinnear will be more influential in establishing a business case to justify to MA the purchase of players recommended by Carr and Pardew. Certainly more time is spent in the evaluation of players and I don’t see any return to the buying to appease fans which was a feature in the trophy signings of the Shepherd era. It could well boil down to Kinnear being more persuasive than the money man Llambias.
    In that sense I don’t see Kinnear as a negative appointmen on the transfer fron as he will want to succeed and prove his many critics wrong, but time will tell. Only having seen Gomis in short clips I don’t have an opinion but see Bent and a pacy forward combination as desirable. We will need another forward if Bent is to be recruited Bent does have a good goal: game ratio and is useful in the air but he appeared lazy when playing for Villa which might just have been that he was dissolutioned .

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #34

    @15
    Holy moley donut shop love it 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #35

    As for comparisons with Mata and Hazard, I think it is justified.

    Hazard didn’t always play in a world class team, before he came to Chelsea he played in Ligue 1 with Lille. His stats for them are unbelievable, better than anything HBA ever achieved in Ligue 1 with either Lyon or Marseilles.

    Mata used to play for Valencia and his stats are superb there too. HBA is a similar type of player, but hasn’t contributed as much as either player in so called lesser teams.

    Yes he would probably create/score more in a better team but he needs to be able to propel himself not only as the most technically gifted player for us, but he also needs to be our most productive player, which he definitely isn’t.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Lilongwe

    Beat me to it lad! haha

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  • toon kk

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Who’s the best striker we could get for about 6 to 8 mil? Because I can’t see us paying any more.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #38

    toon kk

    We’d be looking at Gomis or Kévin Gameiro

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Ruddy,
    Ha, You added the Mata bit though!! 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Lilongwe

    Small victories really isn’t my thing, I usually go for soul destroying victories of the epic magnitude…haha just kidding.

    On the topic though I don’t think HBA could be held in the same regard as Mata and Hazard, especially Mata, the guy is hands down one of the best players in the league, a standard that HBA is quite a way away from.

    He needs to create/score 15+ goals a season to be even thought of in the same light.

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