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Alan Pardew – Joe Kinnear Has To Help Me

9:33 am, Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

Alan Pardew will be keeping in close contact with Joe Kinnear this week, as Joe tries to bring in at least one more striker, a winger and a back up goalkeeper over the last three weeks of the summer transfer window.

Alan Pardew at Rangers shouting

Alan Pardew - relying on Kinnear to bring players in

Most of the transfers occur late in the transfer window,  so we suppose we shouldn’t worry too much at this point, but at the very least Newcastle need to bring in one more top striker, and over the last couple of days there have been rumors Newcastle were after a striker in Belgium, but no real clue as to who that may be.

It’s an important week for the club, and with the news yesterday that Newcastle may have pulled out of the race to sign Lyon’s Bafe Gomis, things are not looking too great at the moment ion the transfer front.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the local press today about the transfers:

“It’s important that I know where he is on the transfer front and I know what chances we have of securing one or two others.”

“That contact is always going to be there now. I will speak to him throughout this very important week. He will do whatever he can to help me.”

And it’s looking like Jonas will miss our first game of the season at Manchester City next Monday, and Alan said this about Jonas’ injury he picked up against SC Braga on Saturday:

“It’s around the buttock. That’s where your power comes from. We need to be careful on that.”

Newcastle will play Liverpool behind closed doors today to sharpen up for the Premier league start, and we suppose if Jonas cannot play either Sylvain Marveaux or young Sammy Ameobi could get the start at the Emirates.

But the thing on the mind of Newcastle fans right now is who Newcastle will bring in over the three weeks still remaining in the transfer window – that’s the only thing that matters right now.

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bearsize // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    I always find it funny that teams play behind closed doors. I always imagine some secret pitch that no one knows about in a forest lol

  • 2 lesh // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Phew, that’s a relief knowing Captain Marvel’s on the case. We might see some I comers now!!

    Pardew’s pointing the finger and if we fail to get the players he’s asked for, Kinnear’s name’ll be in the frame age it comes to poor results and a lack of goals.

    Fair enough as Kinnear’s had, some eight ir nine weeks to deliver the goods.

    So, ye Pardew bashers, bear that in mind when you point the finger as some seem very keen to do.

  • 3 lesh // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    A private squad game at Liverpool. Downing’ll no doubt be in the shop window… Now, who might Rogers be keen to see in action from our side?

  • 4 North Atlantic Magpie // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    We need a central defender!!!

  • 5 lesh // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    • @2 We might see some incomers now!!

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Vydra has just signed for WBA on loan for the season!

    …would have liked that kid (beats the hell out of both Gomis and Bent)

  • 7 lesh // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Jesper. I think WBA’ll do ok this season.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    lesh…yeah! and I am starting to wonder how we will do!

  • 9 Spotlight Kid // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Most of the transfers occur late in the transfer window

    Most of whose transfers. Ed? Check out Cardiff, Norwich, Swansea, Stoke, Spurs, etc, etc… Players need to be settled in, match fit, and bedded into the team system.

    In the absence of a team system in this case 2 out of 3 is a minimum requirement….

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    For those people that keep banging the drum that we are just a mid table club and that’s all we deserve, please read up on our history and standing.

  • 11 richyg01 // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Jonas – Pain in the Ar$e

    Injury couldnt be more fitting!

  • 12 richyg01 // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Paris Saint-Germain are targeting at least three players from clubs in England, with Yohan Cabaye already a known pursuit, as Bacary Sagna and Mathieu Debuchy are being considered.

    Source

  • 13 dan5679 // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    been told cabaye will be sold to PSG with in the next week … he will not be playing on monday

  • 14 Klatoon // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    If we sign that Toby CB before we get a striker in..i wont be too happy

  • 15 Jamiemac // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Just seen a few punters premier league predictions published in the mirror (I think) and 2 of the 13 have us down to be relegated! One has us down to win Capital One cup also

  • 16 geordie1996 // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Here’s hoping we sign someone whilst I’m on holiday!

  • 17 nut meg // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    NAM @ 4
    Yes we do but it’s not the priority & can wait until Jan. same as the ST. The first need IMHO is a AMF who can link play up with forwards,create & score goals.You can play with 3 CFs if you like but i doubt you’d score many goals without a creative guy in there. Only my opinion.

  • 18 richyg01 // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Without Cabaye in the middle, we will be clueless next season, any games we played without him, we just didnt have anyone who could put their foot on the ball and control things.

    screwed.com

  • 19 Greebol1892 // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Plenty of kidology here….. well here’s my two-penneth… (and I am not a Pardew-basher – I just support Newcastle United)

    1. Ashley realised last season that AP is not good enough to take us forward
    2. JK was brought in to unsettle AP with the goal of AP resigning.
    3. JK is being very public about our so-called targets to show he is actively trying to sign players. This is a smokescreen
    4. Ashley does not trust AP to be successful so does not want to spend money under Pardew. January window was to keep us up – not support Pardew
    5. So Pardew will eventually become frustrated with JK and resign. Not sure how quickly this will happen though.
    6. JK will step into the manager’s position (because he’s cheap) until we can get someone else or Ashley sells the club.
    7. JK is a better manager than Pardew
    8. strolla will not get a game under JK :-D

  • 20 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Dan
    If Cabaye was about to be sold you would think we would have bought a replacement first
    If we try to sign someone after he goes surely the price on a replacement will be inflated

  • 21 potski // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    JFA

    I am very familiar with our history. We had an empire, ruled India and North America. We had a navy with four aircraft carriers just 50 years ago, and for two centuries we ruled the waves. Britons never ever ever will be slaves!!!

    It’s about as relevant as winning the FA Cups in the 1950s.

    Seventh highest income in England we should be aiming for about 7th in EPL and challenge regularly for Europe. But the difference between 8th and 17th is quite small.

    We are a midtable club.

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    potski…and a long time ago you where ruled by the Danes :D

    …the only country to ever conquer Britain!

  • 23 blew // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    If the club signs players at the last minute
    think how much they have saved in wages
    by not bringing them in earlier. As much as
    £250,000 per month, just feel this is a factor
    at the club.

  • 24 Wiz // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Very interesting comments on this thread so far. I tend to agree with Greebol @19 about the original reasoning behind the appointment of Kinnear, except Ashley could get rid of Pardew very cheaply and doesn’t need to damage the team and his financial prospects to do so. I think Ashley knew Kinnear would upset Pardew, but just as important to Ashley was someone who could second-guess Pardew’s opinions about players. I don’t think Ashley rates Pardew when it comes to judging players, and of course dear old Lambo was hopeless. But I am fairly sure that the delay before signing players is down to finance. We will sign a couple of make-weights once the cash from the sale of Cabaye has been banked. We will sign a striker and a defender, which I think is about right. And our midfield next year will quite possibly be Gutierrez, Tiote, Anita, and Ben Arfa.

  • 25 Spotlight Kid // Aug 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Jesper@22

    We ‘Brits’ (inc Vikings) were subsequently turned over by the Normans in 1066, and their feudal system barons then authored the Magna Carta in 1215. Norman French is still employed at the opening of parliament – the signification of royal assent to acts announced being in Norman French (amongst other things).

    (The current royal family is largely of Hanoverian and Greek decent.)

    NUFC have won a 3 domestic trophies within the reign of the current monarch – that doesn’t sound so bad, does it?




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