I Am Pushing Hard To Get Transfers In – Pardew


We’re sure that Alan Pardew is as frustrated as the Newcastle fans at the moment, at the distinct lack of progress seemingly being made on the transfer front this summer by Newcastle, and our new Director of Football Joe Kinnear.

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Newcastle players limbering up in Portugal
Photo from Portuguese reader Paulo Martins


Alan arrived back from Portugal last night from Portugal after a defeat and a draw in our two games there, and he talked to the Newcastle Journal about the transfer situation:

“It is important now that the message we give out is strong and that Joe hopefully secures the strikers that we need.” “I have, of course, been speaking to people at the club while we were in Portugal about signings.”

“It is my job to progress it for the fans, and that’s what I am going to try to do. I am the spokesman to the Board, to Joe and Mike in particular.” “I am pushing hard to get things done”

” I want those strikers in. But that can take time and I have to be patient.” “We now need to concentrate on the games we have to play. We must make sure tactically we are good and sharpen up our fitness.”

“Hopefully we can get another strong performance in the next game against Blackpool. The performances in the next few matches are really important to us.”

It’s interesting that Alan has stressed he is the voice of Newcastle to the fans and the press, and that’s why we have not heard much from Joe Kinnear since he arrived on Tyneside a couple of weeks ago.

And if Joe can keep quiet and get some good players through the door, and leave Alan alone to do the coaching duties and the press duties, things could still work well at Newcastle this season.

And in an interview with the BBC on Tuesday night, Alan was asked specifically about the possible Bafetimbi Gomis transfer, and he said this:

“I think we should pursue it as strongly as we can.”

And it seems the French players at Newcastle think that Gomis would be a terrific buy, as players like Cabaye, Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Yanga-Mbiwa will have trained with him as part of the French squad, and will know him quite well.

Gomis is a physical player with strength and speed, and he would fit in very well with Cisse up front, if we can keep Cisse at Newcastle and sort out the Wonga impasse.

And Remy would also provide both  speed and skill up front, and we are hoping we can get both through the door, but not sure what t chances of that are – probably quite low?

What do you think?

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74 comments so far

  • jeff

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    sum ting wong as kevin durant said

    if you dont got haters your doin SUM TING WONG

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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  • G

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Any update on Remy’s legal issues? Has he been formally charged or is it still pending?

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  • foggonridiculous

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    RE-GURGITATED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

    There are too many foodist comments on this blog

    Campbell (soup) PEA (soup)
    It doesn’t leave mushroom (soup) for any football talk

    I blame Secret Sausage…

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  • tomellifred360

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Push harder!

    Please.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    g he is off for a sabbatical @ hedonists in the caribbean

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Repost from last thread.

    I see “What Culture” is reporting that we have put in a 10 million bid for Gomis and Kone. Hope there’s some truth in that one. Starting to get really fed up of waiting for some good transfer news. Morning all.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #7

    @4

    That sounds wrong mate, who you beggin?

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    sum ting wong

    Who would you like to see us sign and what would your favoured XI be?

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  • G

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    @5, isn’t that where all the mid-life crisis types go to pretend they are cool? Pretty certain I saw a documentary about that resort once, and the people there made Donald & Jacqueline from the tv show Benidorm look fairly normal.

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  • G

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    @7, it doesn’t sound any worse than the thread headline mate. When I read it I had a mental image similar to that of Richard Gere and Rodents.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    i think its where all the dirty buggars go for dirty humpy jollies

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  • tomellifred360

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    @7

    Lol!

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  • jeff

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    richygo1 not lately lol

    hope shes ok actually.she misses the calming influence of ap i think

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  • foggonridiculous

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    @ G

    …that’s better than my mental image of Joe giving birth/pushing a striking out/over the line…

    …and the language….tsk tsk !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    In all credit to pardew he pushes publicly for signings every window, shame the board only selectively back him!

    Jail For Ashley
    1 min ago
    Toon Prodigy,
    Considering it has been slashed with the departures of Best, Lover, Xisco, Harper , Simpson , Guthrie, Ranger, Forster, Ba it probably hasn’t risen much at all.

    Don’t forget since he took the club on big earners like Given Owen Martins Enrique Barton Nolan Duff Smith Butt etc

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Norwich jumping in to hijack the Hooper deal.

    Flappy chops wont like that!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    As an expectant father told the Mother

    PUSH, PUSH HARDER

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  • blew

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Yesterday Celtic agreed a £5M fee with QPR for Hooper.
    Today Norwich have agreed a fee for the same player – yes Alan ‘These things can take time’, especially at NUFC with your regime. You and Joe are as fast as a stunned snail.
    Go to the toilet and take your mouth for a c**p

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Charlie Austin has been offered a new three-year deal by Burnley.

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardew says it can take time signing someone. What he means is it takes us a long time as we have to insult them first with a paltry offer then slowly raise it to a small insult, then pull out. Clubs are sick of us now

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Toon kk

    Morning!

    As many as we can get! But in order of priority I’d say
    Striker (like Gomis)
    Attacking midfielder/winger/striker (I think Remy would fit here too)

    Then maybe
    Right back (back-up to Debuchy)
    Centre back (replacement for Willo)
    Goalie (back-up to Krul)
    Another attacking midfielder

    I’d be perfectly happy with the first two as long as nobody leaves

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  • jettson1971

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Yawn!! Yawn!! Yawn!!

    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!

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  • gus3232

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    looks like hooper now off to norwich,more delays in possible remy deal

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Manchester United’s Bebe is a target for Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Foggonrid….
    Are you a chef????? You know your soups!!!!

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  • richyg01

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #26

    @21

    2 strikers and 2 wingers for me like AT LEAST.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #27

    JfA

    We only do that because some people make out that running a football club is as simple as the game! I agree, it would have been best if we’d had someone in by now, but if transfers just took a weeks then we wouldn’t need a 2 month transfer window…

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  • toon22

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Hope in the end Remy stays at QPR
    Just to pee off Chubby chops n Remy.

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  • JaxtheMag

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #29

    new signing soon cisse

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  • nico

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    How long does it take to complete a transfer? If we leave it to long, the new player won’t have time to bed himself in etc.
    The issues as the Toon at the moment are mental. Ni Cisse, no forward coming in. JFK in charge……….

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  • nico

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #31

    Sinclair would be a great buy. Go get him JFK ha

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #32

    This club loses me more so every passing day. We need Ashley out, it’s as simple as that. There is absolutely no point to Newcastle Uniteds existance from a fan viewpoint like this. I hate the lot of it, rotten to the core.

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  • tomellifred360

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #33

    Reports saying that Hooper is going to Norwich and that QPR are furious.
    Two things!
    What goes around, comes around.
    How will this affect our supposedly ongoing pursuit of Remy?Was hooper meant to be Remy’s replacement?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #34

    Just when I thought this transfer window couldn’t get any worse, Strolla says he wants to stay!!!

    Someone please tell Strolla he’s SHITE and NOT WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ffs

    When will the last of the Brambles finally leave!!! Useless always springs to mind when I think of this tool. Depressing times indeed.

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  • foggonridiculous

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #35

    Toon KK

    haha! My cooking is as bad as my so-called “humour”

    ….as to soups I don’t know that many…onion(e) or two

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  • Thump

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #36

    @G: Not as far as I know. Word on the street is that he’s innocent, though.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Transfers do take time. BUT at Newcastle it is a major issue looking for the right deal!!! We don’t want to pay a penny over the odds.

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  • lesh

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Pardew should know that Joe can’t sign anybody ’til the doctors give the ok to take his strait jacket off.

    foggonridiculous – It’s not only food at NUFC. What about the drinks cabinet?

    Remy (Martin, brandy) and Taylor’s (port) anyone?

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  • Rake

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Gomis
    Winger
    CAM

    I know Sissoko is saying he is a number 10 but he sure as hell isn’t.

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  • foggonridiculous

    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    @ lesh

    …you have a good point there

    …wining fans (allegedly)
    ….scotched transfer rumours
    …..rye postings from bloggers

    not forgetting Derek Lambrusco….

    waiter!!! waiter!!!!

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