Newcastle To Move For Targets Early Next Week

We see that Newcastle are now the only Premier League club who have not signed a senior player this summer, but how many Premier League clubs brought in five top players in January?   The answer is only one – Newcastle – and many PL clubs brought in no players during January.

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Darren Bent – available for around £6M?

So we have to realize that two or three of the players we brought in during January were meant to be summer signings, if we hadn’t been in such dire trouble in the league.

Of course we still need to bring in some players this summer,  and two strikers seem to be the priority, and news that Joe Kinnear will go into action to get Darren Bent and Loic Remy, when he returns from his oddly timed holiday and is back at work on Monday.

Manager Alan Pardew has kind of spilled the beans already, when he admitted that both Darren Bent and Loic Remy are Newcastle striker targets.

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Loic Remy – Newcastle target

Newcastle fans are getting a little restless right now, and it would be good, very good,  if Kinnear can have some success early next week, and get at least one of the two strikers through the door, or another striker we are not aware of at the moment.

What do you think?

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114 comments so far

  • Galtierez

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #1

    A usual Ed article, headline no substance. Does not even quote anyone that says we will move for targets next week. Joke is back on Monday, so bloody what!? It is not going to happen, players won’t sign for us with him at the helm.

  • TorqToon

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Lesh – Pea wasn’t simply wishful thinking mate!

    Our interest was real and genuine, and backed financially. Unfortunately as soon as Dortmund cropped up, we stood no chance.

  • jonobbad

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Wish people would move on from the january transfer window. Lets look at this one. Poor so far.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Its definitely on the cards it’s Bent and only Bent. Even this lot realize we need a striker, but if nothing else is available at the price they want to pay, well history tells us their more than capable of sitting on their hands. Even so, I remain hopeful of a top young striker and winger, and even in my most optimistic moments De Jong too.

    Hey, don’t smirk, could happen!

  • evildick

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #5


  • jonobbad

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #6

    You do provide valuable info.
    At least you give us info on what will not happen.
    Foreign coach – We got JFK
    Remy – QPR
    PEA – dortmund

    justify all you like but for me 3 strikes and you are out.

  • geordie157

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    a few quality signings and we’ll be 7th/8th with a chance of getting a Europa spot. Without them I think 11th-15th is realistic.

    If we’re not going to spend much then bent and Sinclair will do until Jan.

  • Toon73

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Just trying to find the quote that says we’re moving on signings ” early next week”? hmmm

  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #9

    The window has only been open 1week. We will sign, we will sell, it’s simply a question of how efficiently

  • kevymartins

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Just sit back relax , enjoy the summer, don’t worry about it, that’s their jobs. Our business will be done by the time the market shuts. And quite frankly I thought it was sh!t when we never signed anyone of deadline day, the surprise is great, sitting watching sky sports news on deadline day, the buzz is great.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #11

    That article is a load of tosh.
    Why does daft lad need to present to complete transfers. Surely once he’s given his wide boy blessing the money/contract men take over. And even more importantly if the player wants to speak to anyone you would hope it’s Pardew!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Could we be waiting on Joe so that he takes all the credit for signings and in turn it appeases the fans opinion of him.

    In comes Remy in comes Bent, Kinnears a hero!

  • GeordieDan

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #13


    “A usual Ed article, headline no substance”

    Ed is a great NUFC supporter who, despite his illness, hammers out 4-5 articles(at least) every single day just so we can have a forum to discuss what is (or isn’t) going on!

    I agree the title for this particular blog was ill advised and has no official comment to see but to say that is typical of almost every nufcblog article is just rubbish.

    And quoting Ed as a “headline no substance” supporter is not just unfair its 99% of the time inaccurate.

    I think every single one of us just wants something/anything to happen and SOON so we finally have something to talk about again except bollox like this.

    Try and turn Ed into a scapegoat on here and you will be crucified-and rightfully so mate.

    Ed deserves a lot more respect than that.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #14

    This is a rubbish article. All it shows is the lack of news on Newcastle. I won’t criticise Ed for this however, He has nothing to go on, and people would be annoyed if he never posted a new article.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t see the need for two new strikers, but more importantly don’t for a second think Pards and co do. Cisse is clear first choice, Gouffran is a centre forward, and Ameobi and Campbell represent real experience and potential in reserve.

    One top striker is all that’s needed, along with a winger secured at the right price and beyond that only other players who represent real value for money.

    Thats my sense of what should and likely will happen, so obviously it won’t. sigh!

  • t00ntime

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #16

    GK: Krul, Elliot
    LB: Haidara, Santon, Mbiwa, Jonas, (Rtaylor)
    CB: Colo, Williamson, Staylor, Mbiwa
    RB: Debuchy, Santon, Anita, (Rtaylor)
    CM: Cabaye, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote
    LW: Jonas, Marveux, Gouffran
    RW: Ben Arfa, Obertan, Marv
    ST: Gouffran, Cisse, Shola
    I’m ignoring youngsters who should probably be on loan.

    now for me looking at that and thinking 442/433 I think the only Vital player needed is a ST.
    The less vital but still a big priorty is another Striker and a winger.

    then we are pretty much set for players imo.
    Would try and sell shola (no replacemet needed if we already bought 2 ST)
    Try and sell + Replace Williamson, Obertan and Jonas.

    Just my opinion but I’d think 2 STs and a winger would be a good transfer window. Replacing the deadwood aswell would be great.

    How do you guys see it?

  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #17

    To anyone who describes Ed’s articles as rubbish or without substance, close your internet down, give your friends a call and have a chat about your NUFC interests. If they are really close friends, admit how lonely you are that you have sunk to the depth of reading then commenting on articles only to criticise that you read them in the first place.

    In the likely circumstance you have no friends, nothing to talk about or do, then just do something constructive please, as tedious negativity towards a website that you chose to spend time reading through will only harm your social life prospects in the real world – if you aren’t too fat and sweaty to venture out of your mam’s study room.

  • GeordieDan

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #18

    And by the way, I believe simply forgot to add a ? to the end of the title so it would read:

    Newcastle To Move For Targets Early Next Week?
    and not:
    Newcastle To Move For Targets Early Next Week-as it appeared.

    Simple error=unfair backlash in this case I think?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #19

    No need to get shirty about any of it.

    Ed relays the daily news and gives people a topic to comment on. He is not trying to dupe anyone, he is merely relaying the story the Daily Mirror has printed.

    It’s the latest news concerning the club that is out there, it’s as simple as that.

    Regarding transfers, If no signings are made next week the axes will truly be out.

  • jimiley

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #20

    If we can get him for 1 million I can see Big Mike making a move. Wages are another matter. If he is prepared to take 10K a month we should get him.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #21


    As much as i appreciate the goals that Shola has scored over the years, especially against the mackems, i feel he has to go mate. I don’t want Pardew to have him as an option from the bench. So, to that end 2 strikers is a must unless one of them is matey boy De Jong.
    Add a proper winger to that and maybe some competition for Debuchy.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #22

    I think Campbell should go out on loan with the proviso he can be recalled for short spells if needed and comes back to train with the first team once a week, if such an arrangement were possible, Boro would be perfect.

  • jimiley

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #23

    Cisse does not need a partner. His football sense, awareness of what is going on around him, his ability to hold the ball up, his physical strength and blistering pace mean he can operate solo and still score 30 league goals. The new Alan Shearer. He is a great header as well.

  • lesh

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #24


    Thanks for that reminder about PEA, you are of course correct.
    But, are fans pulling names out of the air in hope or is it informed speculation?

    It strikes me we have a habit of building hopes up only to see them come to nought. Maybe we all need to acknowledge that a combination of our poor season gone coupled with the recent early pantomime that was JFK hasn’t done the club any favours in potential targets’ eyes.

    Perhaps an expectation free close season and a steady next one might help us regain some ground.

  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Jimiley – if only he knew the offside rule! 😉

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #26

    Yeah, I get the problem with Shola. Too often injured and too often ineffectual and so perhaps an inadequate yet seemingly all too easy plan B for Pards.

    Against that, when he’s on his game he is genuinely excellent and has a model attitude by all accounts.

    So I’ll accept whatever happens regarding Shola, although actually hope he gets a big Middle East pay day.

  • Burni

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #27

    If I’m honest. The last news re the change in fa ruling makes me happier than anything I’ve read about the toon this season. I don’t Care that we brought ppl in in Jan…. These ppl should have been brought in last aug…, we need 2 strikers and 1 good defender in. All need to be GOOD signings not shite which no doubt we will bring in

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Cisse isn’t slow and has a first rate eye for goal, the rest is true enough though, it seems to me.

  • potski

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #29


    JFK isn’t a coach
    Remy- we did bid for him, he preferred QPR
    Ditto PEA with Dortmund
    Hardly Torqs fault those other clubs were interested

    Why “move on” from the Jan window? Did we not buy players then (most notably Sissokho and MYM) who we were planning for the summer? Clearly the club would have preferred to get them for free when their contracts ran out now, but instead paid fees. If the club had just announced Sissokho’s and MYM’s signings then wouldn’t it put a different complexion on things for some people? Which would you prefer – two top quality players who already have had months to get used to EPL, their team mates and learn English; or all of the free signings for the maccems (4 of them). With their other 3 paid for signings they are going to have to start coaching a whole new team. Shades of Roy Kean again, and look how successful that was!

    We only need 2-3, and I will be reasonably happy with a ST, as long as we retain our other players.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #30

    Don’t get why Cisse can’t play off the shoulder of a big striker, unless we can’t play 442 cos we get overrun in midfield. He does seem isolated on his own yet uncomfortable with a partner. Ba was great playing out wider and switching roles with Cisse, maybe Remy could do a similar job and perhaps Gouffran.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #31

    Aye Jimmy,
    I hope he gets a nice payday before he retires. I can’t see anyone begrudging him that. If it’s a toss up between the UAE and Birmingham/Boro etc tis a no brainer. He must be due a testimonial with us as well. And like Stevie Harps, i’d imagine a charity will be very happy afterwards, Sir Bobby’s i reckon. He could also be at world cup next year, that would be a nice part of a swansong for him.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #32

    I subscribe to the theory that nothing will happen transfer wise until Looney Joe gets back from his holidays. The signings will be attributed to him -clearly because of his prowess in the transfer market and his negotiating skills (typically “sign ere ya c**t).
    Looney Joe will become a hero on Tyneside and will be given the new name of Super Looney Joe. The Blind Faith Brigade (also known as the Legion of Dishonour) will stoop to new lows in their fawning admiration of him.

  • potski

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #33


    Such an arrangement is not possible. Why would a club take a player on loan (and pay for it!) if they couldn’t guarantee whether they could play him from week to week, because at any time he might be called back to play for his home club?

  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #34

    If we could sign Remy (or any top forward), would it be safe to say we are somewhat prepared for the next season? (remember, somewhat)

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #35

    yeah ok, perhaps a long bow for many clubs, but possibly negotiable if it were kept reasonable, I would of thought, but yeah maybe not realistic.

    Regardless, firmly in favor of Campbell being sent out, and then another striker in if we can’t bring him back as needed. He didn’t look anywhere near ready to play a significant role last season to me, but by all accounts is the real McCoy.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #36

    pizzicatochan, Kind of. It again may mean that we need some signings in january though.

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Apparently… Fulham have been sold….

    Sources close to Khan insist that Cottagers manager Martin Jol will be given time to prove himself to the new owner. Khan, who made his fortune supplying car bumpers, is said to be worth in the region of £1.7billion.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think posters are slating Ed for his article writing technique per say, rather refuting the content therein. Just like everyone does daily when reading the tosh that is dished out in the papers generally.
    Bearing in mind that it is in Eds interest to stoke up debate i can’t see him being concerned about a bit of direct feedback. I haven’t been on this blog long so am not aware of what might have/have not been said in the past, but i have noticed people seem to get rather defensive pretty quickly.
    This soap opera that we are witnessing frustrates all and maybe we’re all slightly on edge. Think that was the understatement of the century right there!!!

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #39

    I think the chances of Remy doing time are pretty remote if he hasn’t been charged by now. Even so, there’s a certain stigma attached to Remy and not just because of the allegation, although I think this role model stuff gets a bit out of hand, they’re by and large not, just in the main basically educated lads with loads of money and free time.

  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 13, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Newcastle Brown Alien, what we really need is a good physio department and a good coaching team.


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