Things Could Start To Look Bleak As The Week Progresses


It was not a good game to watch on Saturday, and Newcastle didn’t play particularly well, although we did mount a late surge which with a bit of luck could have got us the winning goal, but it wasn’t to be, but at least we got a point, which in these difficult times is better than another defeat, but a win would have been great.

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Joe Kinnear – this guy must snap into action – soon

And there were some positives to take out of the game, and especially a good performance from Vurnon Anita, who was very tidy in central midfield in place of the injured Cheick Tiote, and was Newcastle best player rather easily on Saturday.

But Alan Pardew wants to see more form the central midfield in case Newcastle lose Cabaye in the next seven days:

“We still need a little bit more than Vurnon and Cheick Tiote if we lose Cabaye, because he gives us that final, killer dagger to the heart of a pass,” “We have to replace that if he’s going to go but we’re not sure either way.”

“I think there will be a time, and this is the last thing I’m going to say on him, where we need to resolve that situation, and I think this week is probably a good time to get that resolved.”

It’s hard not to resolve it soon, because he’ll either be gone come a week tomorrow, or he’ll be at Newcastle, and we assume if he’s still on Tyneside, he’ll not continue the nonsense of refusing to play for the club that’s paying him to play.

But it’s also worrying that with only seven days left in the transfer window, Newcastle may need to bring in two top players if Cabaye is sold – a replacement for Cabaye and another striker.

Joe Kinnear has been on board as Director of Football since the middle of June, that’s about ten weeks, and he’s only managed to get a loan signing in Loic Remy from QPR.

So unless Newcastle snap out of their slumbers in the transfer market, we could be left short at the end of the summer transfer window, and that would be the seocnd summer running.

Things could all start look very difficult as this week progresses, especially if Arsenal or PSG come in with a £20M offer for Yohan Cabaye.

Why was Joe Kinnear appointed as Director of Football again? 🙁

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44 comments so far

  • nico

    Aug 26, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Wonder what side Pardew will put out against Morecombe?

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  • Ashingtonexile

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Moved my previous post here or at least the link, maybe it has already been posted but not seen any comments about it.
    Pardew linked with move to Crystal Palace

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-holloway-encouraged-despite-defeat-183717595.html

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    repost

    Andre Ayew is a hell yes, but like i said we won’t be buying any 1 regardless of the Cabaye sale, JFK has already said we have a big,strong squad to finish top ten so in other words we ain’t getting no 1

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    This week will be a good time to resolve it? Of course it would pardew, because the window closes on Monday you t1t

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashingtonexile

    mate honestly i hope this is true, to hell with transfers i’d rather see AP gone from our club

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  • nico

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Black and White with an army lol

    JFK is supposed to be helping Pardew.
    Pardew wants new players because squad isn’t big enough and needs more quality.
    JFK says we have a big strong squad to finish top 10.

    Surely that’s adding massive pressure to Pardew.
    I personally thin our squad is good enough for 115/16th but with the problems within the club, confidence, morale etc we’ll finish lower than that unless something is sorted.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Other teams are saying we won’t sell players this late on because we won’t have time to replace them…we openly say we are happy to talk til the end of the window and struggle through after

    How people can still support Ashley and co I will never know

    And as much as I hated Dekka if he hadnt gone we’d of at least had another CB in

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  • nico

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Ashingtonexile

    Sounds like a load of rubbish to me mate

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #9

    WWSBRD
    To right mate, we’ve had a for sale sign hung round cabs from day one though so it’s hardly a surprise is it!

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  • Dekasalya

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Interview with JFK in the Mirror today saying that the squad is big and good enough for a comfortable top 10 finish.

    I think that means no signings.

    Wrong in terms of the team, not what the manager has said, and (not for the first time) a direct contradiction of what JFK himself has said. The man has no shame or sense of honesty.

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  • Ashingtonexile

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    nico

    Whats life without a bit of hope

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Pretty much everyone here complained about Dennis Wise and Derek while they were at the club.

    JFK makes those two clowns look like model saints incapable of doing no wrong.

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #13

    2/5 against morcombe should be 1/10

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  • naptoon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    ash is the problem, ash brought JFK to the club ash dictates transfer policy nd ash releases the funds for said transfers. Both JFK and pards are no where near up to the level we should expect at nufc but both are working with their hands tied and neither have the cahonas to say or do owt about it. Just hope a rabbit or 3 is pulled out the hat this week like January but not expecting much maybe a panic buy striker … Remember the Ruiz bid 🙁

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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #15

    my team for morecombe would be
    elliot
    santon mbiwa willo dumett
    anita bigi gosling
    obertan vuckic sammy

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #16

    nico

    15-16th is not good enough, but on the positive side if we did finish 15-16th at least AP would be sacked for not hitting his 10th and above target

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Honestly, it is no surprise that no one wnats to come to the club, assuming JFK is actually doing his job.

    The air around the club is foul, considering we have a smoldering turd stinking up the place as our DoF.

    Then we have the silver haired tw@t with his kiddy school tactics. If you had any pride, you wouldn’t join this circus act… not with those two pathetic excuses at our club.

    Everyday wasted with those two at the helm is another day closer to relegation.

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  • numba9

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #18

    So if they thought we had enough why on earth are they swaning about south of France etc wasting the clubs and fans money pretending to be watching players ? If cisse and Benny get knocks were down

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Shola Ameobi 100% nailed on to start.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #20

    toonarmydownsouth
    Aye and now he’s acting like a complete t*t if the papers are to be believed…but how often are sports journalist right tbf

    We won’t know until Cabaye isn’t with the club then he can have his say freely

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #21

    @Numba9

    It doesn’t matter if they are crocked or not. We are still going down.

    Pardew’s managerial capabalilities are league 2 at best. We won’t get lucky again, not with that pathetic excuse for a manager.

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  • supershola

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Noah Another Ameobi… you’d start with no strikers?

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  • Byker Boy

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #23

    If we don’t make several good signings, and fast, we will be relegated of that there is little doubt. How much will that cost,? Frightening.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #24

    if Cabaye stayed at the club should he in the first team or benched?

    imo he should be benched

    thoughts?

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #25

    @SuperShola

    would it matter? Our strikers are incapable of getting a shot on target… let alone a shot off target.

    I don’t recall Ameobi or Cisse even taking a shot at goal against West Ham.

    and for reasons I can’t fathom, goofy seems out of favor. Did not start or play in many preseason games and was benched in favor of Shola… SHOLA ‘IM PRETENDING TO BE A FOOTBALLER’ AMEOBI of all people.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #26

    Someone able to play a killer pass? What like Marveaux who had the top assists last season, hardly plays, and you sub him off first as standard, Alan? Clued up, you are. Not.

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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #27

    vuckic can play as a striker so i would try him up front

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  • naptoon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #28

    Black and white
    Benched imo he’s good but not great i don’t think him being in the team makes that much of a difference saying that its probs down to the way pards uses him. would the results have been different had he played our last 2 games … I doubt it.

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #29

    One thing is certain.

    If we had a Monkey in charge of the team, we would have performed better in the last two games. A monkey has more tactical sense that Pardew.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #30

    well i’m going to put my head on the line here and confess – i hope we get beat off morecombe. a nasty thing to say probably , however it wont effect our league position , and i think it will be looked upon as an improvement on performences by some whereas most of us know different.
    I want the pressure on our owners and manager to continue without it endangering our status in the premiership- the capitol cup is the ideal time for that to happen . sorry chaps.

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  • naptoon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #31

    And monkeys are funny

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #32

    naptoon

    i doubt it as well mate, but to me it looks like Cabaye’s heart and passion has gone now from our club and the way he’s taking his hissy fits to leave the club he doesn’t deserve to be on the premises

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #33

    stuart no9

    i had the same thoughts mate, so your not alone 🙂

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  • naptoon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Agree black and white
    If we don’t get the money we want (even though it probs won’t be spent:-( ) I wouldn’t sell … He’s under contract and its a World Cup year so he’s taking a chance acting like this I’d bench him for that alone. Only thing I worry about is his influence over the other French players Espesh debuch who has been v poor so far this season , if he stays

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  • nut meg

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #35

    Noah
    It’s a game we MUST WIN,no ifs or buts,we MUST WIN to get some confidence back & remember what a win feels like.That team would win………….ziltch

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Pards has his flaws but a lot of this must be laid at the door of MA.

    we’ve needed a striker since Ba left and we’ve yet to replace him. That is simply down to paying for one. Good ones don’t come cheap. Cisse can’t play with a strong powerful foil.

    It’s a disgrace that we’ve had all window to bring in a striker (to say nothing of last summer when we had the lure of Europa)

    Pards has to put up with so much crap of this regime and now Cabaye is being sold to the highest bidder – the creative heart of our team.

    I for one have sympathy with pardew. No one on this blog could put up with that. We have 60m tv revenue and no investment.

    A few days to prove themselves have MA and JK. If not there will be hell to pay.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Reports are that JFK has told Arsenal ( who have £70m cash on hand ) that they can have Cabaye on a part payment scheme – presumably the £5m not paid up front will be at Wonga’s usual interest rates – well negotiated JFK !

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  • dcdick

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #38

    Pardew out !!!

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  • south coast toon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #39

    if they really wanted anyone in thet,ed of had them, we,ve had since christmas to replace ba and line up a bit more creativelty
    cardiff attacked man city and won, were they that good against us and that bad against cardiff i think not, as i have said all along we offer little threat going forward so teams attack us, last season we were lucky to stay up, i really fear for are prem place nothing has changed since last season and i fear we are alot weaker, no ba, debuchy is lackin the qualities simpson had defending, cabeye not interested,injuries already mounting and cant get a shot on target from 2 yards, god i wouldnt play a keeper against us, if any one is deluded enough to think we are not in trouble they should quickly go see someone its time to panic captain mannering, ameobi 1 goal all last saeson, cisse 13 god help us nothings changed

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  • Billythefish

    Aug 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #40

    Far to early to speculate but god forbid we did get relegated, I can’t see many if the players we have at the moment hanging around like last time.
    We have the potential to be easy top 6 but the lack of investment is going to be our downfall, mentioned it before but Ashkey, JFK, Pardew, Carver, Stone are not taking us anywhere quick.
    I would hate to see Krul leave but the rumours have started to circulate.
    Defeated, depleted, and depressed.

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