Newcastle Need More Players Signed In The Next Two Weeks


In what must be one of Newcastle’s worst ever opening day displays for a long time at the Etihad Stadium tonight, there was very little manager Alan Pardew could take out of this game, and in particular our back four looked very poor.

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Mike Ashley – must work with Kinnear to get three new players through the door

The only bright spots for Newcastle were the performances of Tim Krul in goal, who kept the score down, and Ben Arfa, who made a few good runs but had absolutely no support from the rest of the forwards.

We thought we only needed one more striker and we’d be in good shape, but this performance has shocked us by its ineptness – and now Joe Kinnear really had to earn his money and Mike Ashley has to pay out some money – otherwise Newcastle could again be fighting relegation this season – based on this first performance of the season.

We must get another top center-back in,  and it looks like a huge mistake by Kinnear to cancel the deal for Douglas in mid-June, after it was all set up by Derek LLambias before Joe was appointed.

We need a striker and a center-back and since it seems Yohan Cabaye is ready to leave Newcastle.

And if Yohan wants to leave we should let him go – because he hardly helped the cause tonight – probably our best player – and he wasn’t in the right state of mind to play.

Newcastle now need an attacking central midfielder to replace Cabaye – who we assume will leave Newcastle in the next couple of weeks – but who exactly is available in Newcastle’s price range is not known.

We shouldn’t over-react to0 much, but Newcastle’s squad looks bereft of class – based on tonight’s performance.

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190 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #1

    What on earth does Pardew write on his notepad because nothing changes each week

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #2

    ED, and Dummett played well

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3

    repost

    behave yourselves!

    pardew WILL more than likely say we trained with cabs in the middle all week… because we have.

    stevie T was an idiot, put us in a horrid position, i think pardew will tell him hes lost his place to MYM for the forseeable future

    anita was poor, as poor as if not worse than anyone

    tiote was decent for 20 minutes, then back to last season form, drop him.

    debuchy, good going forward, atrocious in defence, but nasri goal was colos fault.

    i want pardew to tell people as it is, i want him to say taylor was stupid and that arsenal were d1cks on the bid, we were played off the pitch and we will do better than west ham, if he doesnt hes spineless but judging him on this game is rediculous, theyre front 3 cost more than our team alone. if we lose to west ham ill be furious, but this is a bitter pill to take but not one that will kill us, it was expected.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #4

    What does Tiote actually do?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew should say it now We are tired for the Westham game from this wreck.

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  • Jonny

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Ince, Sinclair, McCarthy and a cb from the championship that can win a header. Stay away from France…….please.

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  • 89Norcal

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t forget they need to be quality players, not more youngsters.

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Positives…
    Taylor is suspended
    Gutierezz is injured
    Dummet should start at LB
    Hart, Fernandinho and Navas are in my fantasy team.
    Negatives….
    To many to list and i’d rather not

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #9

    How or why where Arsenal wrong to bid for Cabaye?

    the window is open and doesn’t stop just because we have a game

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #10

    I would like to personally thank Pardew for these drubbings :

    5-0 Spurs
    7-3 Arsenal
    3-0 Mackems
    6-0 Liverpool
    4-1 City
    3-0 City
    3-0 Man U

    Alan Pardew, my hero

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  • Hettoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #11

    the problem with signing players over the next two weeks, we will rush/panic buy.
    why wait til season starts/ deadline day to sign players, get them in early so they can practice with the team.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Debuchy was awful, dummett came on showed more experienced defenders how to defend.

    Tiote far too slow to release the ball at times, needs to just sit in front of the back four and hassle players like he used to.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye’s not our best player. Ben Arfa and Marveaux are much better. Cabaye doesn’t do enough in games and deserves to be sold.

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  • jordijohnty

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Most of us want Pardew out, but if the bookies favourites are right, here’s your options.
    poyet
    kinnear
    clarkie
    lennon
    maclaren
    redknapp
    girard
    solkskaer
    martinez (?)
    bruce (?)
    pearce, curbishley(!), shearer etc.etc

    Whatever way you look at it, it is all GRIM

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Alderweireld should be bought ASAP. Thauvan should be brought in ASAP. Two strikers are needed ASAP. Its as simple as that. I thought we only needed one or two but that is totally been blown out of the water.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Steven Taylor what a liability Mbwia looked better in that position second half
    Well done Dummett Krul and Colo rest were very poor tonight men against boys
    Hopefully this sparks Ashley into action with some signings
    Very soon and possibly a change of manager

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  • kilcline

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Spot on Jonny.

    Need pace and enthusiasm in that side.

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  • Hettoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #18

    on a lighter note, perhaps ‘the line’ we are struggling to get players over is the border between Spain and Gibraltar

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Can someone post Pardews post match interview when it comes up as im sure it will reassure me and make me feel much better….

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  • hotdog

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Indian. That one went through my head. They have had an extra 48 hours blah blah blah

    Could be very eventful next sat. Pardew might need his tin hat 😉

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  • nico

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Jonny

    Yep, add Will Hughes to that list from Derby

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #22

    We were better when Anita came on. They didn’t get as many break away attacks in the second half.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #23

    BPC, ur not thanking tactical genius Alan for 2day’s masterclass…how ungrateful

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  • Twatter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Repost…

    Horrendous display. Yes, we never expected to win this but the manner in which we went out from kick-off was all wrong. It’s a sad day for this football club. To have a manager whose incompetence is only beaten by an even more feckless Joe Kinnear, an owner who frankly doesn’t care one iota, content simply to get by and commit to the bare minimum. Put all that aside and there’s still issues with the players at our disposal – there can be no denying Debuchy, Taylor and Tiote should be nowhere near our first team on the basis of their continually disappointing performances. But they will be, they’ll be chosen by a manager committed to defending the indefensible, only beaten by the man who should care most: supposedly the owner of this football club, Mr. Mike Ashley.

    I know it’ll be hard but try not to get too down on the back of this performance. The optimist inside me says it would be silly to read too much into this game and the pessimist says there will be much worse to come this season. Either way, at this desperate stage of the club’s existence, as fans we must stick together.

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  • naptoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Reality check for the deluded optimists. This squad is not good enough or deep enough.

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  • colwell

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #26

    I thought we gave a good account for ourselves are you taking the p1ss PARDS

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  • believeintoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #27

    I disagree with the people happy with Guti’s injury.
    I think he was the better player in the team because at least he showed some passion and desire to try to change the game.

    And maybe I’m one of the few that does not blame pardew.
    Don’t take me wrong, I’m not satisfied with his tactics and the football he shows.I want a better manager as well.
    But I feel that the problem will not be solved with just sacking pardew.
    We need to change the board,force out Ashley!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Pardew claims we gave a good account of ourselves up until the sending off………………….IS HE FOR REAL?????

    But in fairness calls Saylor out on his stupid red card

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  • Eaststand63

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #29

    We need a manager with some balls to drop some of these piss poor players

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  • Hettoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Pardew on sky –
    I thought we gave a good account of ourselves until the sending off.
    we threatened their goal
    did he watch the same game?

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  • yorkymag

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Kets
    Cabayne is imo a different class that’s why top teams want him
    He is fed up with the crap at this club and who can blame him

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Ashley won’t spend any more money. If we get relegated he will pocket the 60+ mil and F off. If we don’t he’ll stay until we do (making no signings and selling our best players) and F off. He won’t lose nowt and he couldn’t care less about NUFC. His next project will be Rangers oh poor poor Rangers.

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  • colwell

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #33

    WE DON’T HAVE TOO MUCH TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WTF

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 5m
    The Telegraph: In a conversation with Arsenal rep, M.Ashley replied to the Cabaye offer: ‘which part of him do you want to buy?’ #NUFC #AFC

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  • beddersmag

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Big pappa

    Dont forget to thank the players on the pitch. Oh i forgot its all pardew. In fact it was a disgrace how he got sent off, turned his back in the wall, was weak as pis*, bottled it and gave away that free kick. Come on pardew sort it out 🙂

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Hettoon
    he did not say that did he?

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  • thejokethatisnufc

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Tell you something Pardew is good at breaking records

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew – got to go
    Starting with Gut Rot when not fit
    Taking off Goufron instead of Cisse
    Bringing on Shirley Ameobi for HBA
    Taylor absolute liability – should never wear a TOON shirt again.

    Plus points Dummet and Tiote for me

    Me thinks Pardew might walk tonight leaving Kinnear in charge for Saturday

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  • geordieman1011

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Can’t just let Cabaye go for £10mil, that would be completely fool hardy. Anything less than £25m in today’s climate would be daylight robbery, and only if we have a player to replace him.

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  • believeintoon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #40

    I agree with what pardew said
    He prepared including Cabaye for today but everything changed with that bid

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