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Pardew – We Need Two More Players

9:26 am, Friday, August 23rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the local papers today and says he doesn’t have to sell before he buys – but that’s hardly earth-shattering news,  after Newcastle have spent at most £2M this summer, and that was the loan fee for Loic Remy from QPR, and Newcastle have spent the least of any club in the Premier League this summer – so far.

Alan Pardew pointing

Alan Pardew – we could bring in maybe two players

It’s clear that Cabaye is willing to leave Newcastle if either Arsenal or PSG come in with a big enough offer for him, but Cabaye was willing to leave in  late August last year, but the bid for him, said to be from Arsenal, wasn’t big enough.

But with now just 11 days to go in the transfer window if Cabaye is sold, Newcastle will find it very difficult to replace a player who is a world-class midfielder, since Joe Kinnear has had around 70 days on the job so far, and still has to male Newcastle’s first permanent signing of the summer.

Alan Pardew was asked about the transfer status, and whether Newcastle were waiting to get money from the Cabaye sale, before they could spend, and this is what Alan said:

“No. I think the will is there to bring in a player, maybe two, if nothing else went out the door.” “We are all aware that we need a couple more.” “It’s not straightforward.”

“It’s not like we need two, so let’s go out and get two.” “We need to be on our guard against other players being targeted.” “So it’s a moving feast. Therefore you have to be ready.”

“We met on Tuesday to be ready.” “I think that fans have to understand that, and I’m sure they do because they are an intelligent bunch – there has to be a way back for him.”

“There’s a solution that he goes. There’s also a solution that he stays.” “If he stays, he has to be in a position where he produces his best football.: “He has to have faith in the manager.”

“And he also needs to have faith in the group around him and that we’ll support him.” “I have to support him, and I will. He is a great player that will be difficult to replace.” “I’d like him to stay like our fans do.”

It’s not clear why Newcastle find it is so difficult in the transfer market, when other clubs seem to be able to get their business done without the fanfare and without the impasse and stand-offs that Newcastle always seem to get into with selling clubs.

We know the transfer business is a lot more complicated than it used to be – but other Premier League clubs seem to be able to manage it OK.

And if Yohan again opts out of playing for Newcastle in the important home game against West Ham tomorrow, he’ll not get much sympathy from Newcastle fans, because he is being paid big money to play at Newcastle, and he’s not playing.

What’s wrong with that picture?

On the other hand if Cabaye starts tomorrow, he’ll get a lot of support from Newcastle fans, and he’ll soon see that fans want him to stay at the club, and will make that clear to him during the game.

We want Yohan Cabaye to stay at the club and help make us into a great side again.

We are hoping both those two things happen, one in the short-term, and one in the (slightly) longer term. 😀

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46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beattie25 // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:29 AM

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  • 2 Ibizatoon // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Clean up on post one….don’t forget the mop….

  • 3 magicbus // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Ashley must get a perverse sort of pleasure in making us suffer and worry over transfers.

  • 4 thai-mag // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Ed, Cabaye wont be playing tomorrow, if you look at NUFC web page with the team training for tomorrow he is not even training with the first team now

  • 5 TheBossMan // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Its difficult because of JK , its not £50 a week wages and free Tudor Crisps for life anymore when arranging a transfer as it was in his day… Bring back Chris Mort at least he had a heart for the toon unlike this bunch of numbskulls..

  • 6 headtheball // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    “He has to have faith in the manager” HA! HA! HA!
    Which one is Baldrick and what is the cunning plan?

  • 7 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Quite surprised at the reaction of some on here, head turned/hearts not in it BS!! It’s a World Cup year so he will want to play his best otherwise he’s out of the team, it’s as simple as that.

    Pardew will push this as like having a new signing!! Why are some so intent to get rid of quite possibly the most creative player in the team especially when this is an area we are seriously lacking in? This manager will be gone before the end of the season and if JFK takes over, well he will also be gone as his heart will pack in.

    Bottom line, keep Cabaye this season and we will have a player who may not want to play for the current manager but will want to go to the world cup, if someone like Poyet come in to manage the team then he’ll want to stay for longer, because his teams play the type of football these lads want to play!!

    Ashley will tell Pardew that he can’t play him until the window closes, because he doesnt want him injured.

  • 8 Scottiedog // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM


  • 9 Maladoni 69 // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    I can see us loosing the next two games. Better close town early, the mob will get ugly.

  • 10 geordiemark // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    just a couple mr pardew more like 6 you muppet, gan see ashley grow some balls grab him by the neck and rattle him till his cash hes made from the toon falls out his back pocket you gutless of a little so called man

  • 11 geordiemark // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Maladoni 69

    if they do there wont be any more problems we wont have a stadium to play in hahahaha

  • 12 toon1707 // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Ed I think you could be wrong not all fans are backing him I have a large group of friends who are season ticket holders and a lot of them are not happy at the fact his head was not in the right place to do the job he is paid for on Monday night if he stays we now all know he does not really want to be here. To be honest I would not be that fussed either way last season when the team was struggling he looked average at best so 25m would be great my only worry is we would get a free transfer replacement and Ashley would pocket the whole fee if he goes I would like to see the whole fee spent on good players but that will never happen

  • 13 theartfuldodger // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    There will be a repeat telecast of this saga every transfer window.
    So the choices are either to watch this everytime or let him go and not replace him ( we dont do replacements do we )
    And we wonder with choices like those,why toon fans are morose and negative.

  • 14 spitfire_ // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    We know what we need… you just put your tongue a little bit more deeper between JFK’s cheeks to be able to buy a two players.

  • 15 roy cropper // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    classic ramblings of a man that doesn’t know what is happening at the club he’s supposed to be managing.

    if he was as good as keeps telling people he is – then he would do the honorable thing and tell the ashley to shove the job up his fat-arse.

    i’m affraid he’s nothing but a spineless con merchant of the highest order.

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    2 years ago we are on a level with spurs or at least not too far away. Today Spurs are on another stratosphere to us.

    Spurs have an excellent young, modern, progressive, technical, highly intelligent, continental manager and also a great and very effective director of football with no tacky sponsors in sight. Most of all an ambitious owner. Last night no Bale, no problem.

    Yes Ash has given us a financial stability of sorts but for me his greed in rejecting the Mansoor’s offer before thy bought City denied us our chance of breaking in to the top 4 on a regular basis.

    Tomorrow without Saylor and Jonas we have a chance but can’t escape the feeling that it’s all coming to a head one way or another. Maybe just wishful thinking.

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    So ba didn’t want to be here, Colo doesn’t and now Cabaye but only Ba got away.

  • 18 jimmysmith // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    3-0, 6-0, 1-0 at home to see out the season and survive only by courtesy of Swansea on the last day, beat 4-0 to open the season by City who really were atleast 6 goals better on the day and our best player clearly doesn’t fancy it at all. If we lose at home to West Ham, which on form we easily could, for the first time I think Pards really is gonna and really should get the sack, or there could well be a players mutiny, one of the two.

  • 19 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Haven’t Arsenal tried to dinstance themselves from commenting on this? Yet Pardew reels it off to make it be known to everyone in public that he is for sale and keeps going with it?

    Don’t know why the lad was left out. I wouldn’t have thought it was his decision. More likely Ashley, as wax lips would have probably wanted him in, although I’m sure he was equally pleased that he has a pre-prepared excuse ready to roll to help distract the clueless mauling.

  • 20 wolfshead@toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    cabayes value is about 15 mill id sell him for that at 27 its going to get less and less and he doesnt want to be here anymore ashley would still treble his money but there again its prob not enough for the deluded greedy fak

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    our toon

    Spot on

  • 22 wolfshead@toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    roy cropper

    from yahoo pool!!? haha

  • 23 theartfuldodger // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Ben Arfa cisse score 2 wonder goals in the next 2 games, we give crappy performances, 2 shots on goal, play park the bus football but 3-4 points and pardew is back with all his gusto.

    Please Ashley/Kinnear judge the team performances for the next 5 games and sack the man if needed. Followed by the important part – Getting a better replacement.

  • 24 geordie1892 // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I would like to think if Yohan Leaves we have a replacement ready and waiting fee agreed, wages the lot. Not very likely, I know.

    I think that we will see a 3 man midfield of Jonas, Tiote and Sissoko with Anita and gosling providing cover. 0 creativity. Hope I’m wrong on this one mind

  • 25 Sir Braveheart // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    @ Maladoni – 9

    If thye lose the next two home games it will get really ugly. pardew will have to go, Ashley will have to act.

    I swear though, if I see more scenes like we had last time with someone punching a horse I will burn my Newcastle shirts and turn my back on the club. I will not be associated with scum like that. Newcastle fans should behave with dignity and respect.

  • 26 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Clubs bid for players and they can do it at any time they wish, deal with it. It shouldn’t be an excuse.

  • 27 Rooster // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    AP should have been considered for the new Doctor Who role, if he thinks we areas ambitious as Man CITY and Man utd, he is truly a time traveller, and a freak, were does he base these statements on current happenings at our club.

    Reading things like we need two in etc at least, just makes a mockery of these last 54 days of this window!?!

    We bloody know that you numpty nuts, for god sake man its bad enough day in day out and you state the bleeding obvious after 54 days, it is just about the weirdest thing I can remember at the toon this window and that is saying something. I feel like a bloody time traveller I don’t know about the rest of you!!” or are we frozen in time” more like!

  • 28 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM


    Well maybe your friends need to get their heads checked, his head wasn’t in it? according to who? Ahh that’s right….Pardew, the same person who lies to us every day. Maybe your friends need to ask themselves why the news was leaked to the press on the day of the game rather than Friday when the bid was made.

    They pay the owner enough money for these season tickets and that owner didn’t want to see his re-saleable asset get injured or hamper any kind of move by sustaining an injury. Stick to the facts and not the lies that are peddled to us.

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    “I think that fans have to understand that, and I’m sure they do because they are an intelligent bunch .”

    What a patronising p—k this guy is.

  • 30 jimmysmith // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Problem with sacking Pards though is the new manager will want to spend money to reshape the side and Mike won’t fancy that at all and I think that’s very much one of the reasons he’s still here.

  • 31 Keith in France // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I am the only one who thinks Cabaye is no where near worth£25million -what has he done to justify that price tag? -around £15 maybe – tops.
    This thing about him not playing tomorrow ‘cos his head isn’t right -what a load of tosh -surely he would want to play to show why PSG or Arsenal should buy him? – oh and of course the small matter that he is under contract with Newcastle -does that not mean anything?
    Pardew should order him to play and show what he’s worth!

  • 32 shearermania // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    i actually dont think pards is that bad of a manager but something is wriong and he obvious needs to go why: cause he cant implement his tactics cause the players are olaying with fear! if you are afraid of failing, you will always fail….the reason there are no movement and the players are to static is that they all play with fear (apart from ben arfa)….they are playing alibi football…no one wants the ball…its that simple.
    so lets face it pards will get the sack soon and here is my list of potential new manager -(not my preferred- but the shortlist i can see mike drawing up) which will you prefer…
    1. JFK
    2. alan curbishley
    3. david o’leary
    4. gary megson
    5. tony pulis
    6. marti o’neil

  • 33 shearermania // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    ahh edd has already moved on

  • 34 supershola // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    This is getting stupid now …

    I’m dreading this season. How can someone get that rich being this stupid?

    Relegation is a disaster yet he seems to be gambling on surviving

    And far pardew to say we have ambition is the stupidest thing I have heard. Where’s the ambition? Staying in the same position as last year?

    No wonder our best players want to leave…

    Absolute Joke

  • 35 wolfshead@toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    jfk thinks were a bunch of tossers good cop / bad cop? haha

  • 36 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    We have a Dutch International already on the bench who unfortunately due to his slight stature, Pardew can’t see a regular role for him.

    Yet Routledge has been coached into a passing style of play over at Swansea? Ridiculous.

    What Laudrup could do here without evening signing any new players, makes you sigh. Obertan may even come alive(!)

  • 37 Rooster // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Shearermania, don’t forget Big Ron in the BB house, he must come in to the running ha ha.

  • 38 jimBOB // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    just walked past the training ground in Benton and it seems he was out there with the first team, I have a feeling from the drivel AP is talking above he has no idea what is going on. yet again more spec.

    if anyone can make sence of the crap he talks then weldone, hats off.

  • 39 geordiemark // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Keith in France

    on the basis of last season the way he played I think be lucky with the 10m really but todays inflation ect ect hes worth at least 25 m no worries hahaha

  • 40 Rooster // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Keith, Cabaye is a very good player and top rated especially in France, he is worth quite a bit but he carries issues and that means maybe you wont always get the best out of the lad, still a travesty he did not start against City in fact it is horrific, if it was his call then he needs to get out of toon now, he cannot be given player power like that how ever good he is, and he is only good sometimes at that.

  • 41 geordiemark // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    I wonder if mr mike ashley will be at the game tomorrow hmmmmmm

  • 42 theartfuldodger // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    I feel its true that mike ashley wants newcastle to run on its own for 5 to 8 years without needing to interefere in club affairs every few months except defining a transfer budget. Even if that equates to 15th place every year.

    Players are afraid to a bunch of kidnapped kids.
    When Pardew doesent have it in himself to motivate them anymore he is trying laughter therapy talking about ambitions of manchester

  • 43 Belfast-Toon // Aug 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Pardew was told what to say to that journalist, he is like a puppet and feel for him for that neway. But he is a crap manager and needs replaced… Imo likely targets are, Bruce and poyet. God this is going to be a long hard year

  • 44 Sav // Aug 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Is he saying we need two in AT LEAST, and more if we sell anyone ? I don’t know about French but I need a translator to get anything like a straight answer out of the sheisters at our club.

  • 45 Greebol1892 // Aug 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Just shut up Pardew. Total gobshite.

  • 46 hadthetshirt // Aug 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    “He has to have faith in the manager.”
    so pardew your admitting it’s your fault he want’s away.
    Who can blame the lad.If I were Marveaux I would want away too.This lad hardly played last season yet had most assists,and pardew still cant see passed jonas his golden boy wonder.Tiote needs benching too.

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