This Is Simply A Disgrace For Newcastle United


Joe Kinnear has had almost 80 days to get a striker through the door to replace Demba Ba, who left in early January, but the only signing Joe made was a loan signing of Loic Remy from QPR for £2M, and that’s the only senior signing Newcastle have made in this summer’s transfer window, and it’s simply not good enough. In fact it’s a disgrace.

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Joe Kinnear – what’s this guy been doing for 12 weeks?

Where’s the ambition at Newcastle from the likes of owner Mike Ashley and his pal Joe Kinnear?

It simply doesn’t exist and why Mike Ashley wants to keep the club and keep it ticking over in utter mediocrity, but keep us in the Premier League so we get between £60M and £100M  every  year,  is completely unacceptable for a club with Newcastle’s great history and unbelievable fan support.

What has happened this summer is nothing less than an insult to Newcastle’s dedicated fans, and it’s simply not good enough.

It’s been a sad sad summer for Newcastle fans, and a very sad day today when Newcastle have simply  verified that the leaders of  our club have no ambition at all – none.

And don’t forget we do have money to spend, but for whatever reason the powers that be have decided to spend nothing – sorry – £2M for Loic Remy for his loan –  even though we are the 20th richest football club in the world based on revenue, and have one of the best home attendances of  any of the clubs in Europe.

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Mike Ashley strategy – spend as little a possible to keep Newcastle in the Premier League

Here are some of the last day transfers that actually went through – and of course you will not see Newcastle on this list

  • Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil for €50M
  • Atletico Madrid completed the signing of Ajax center-bask Toby Alderweireld – a Newcastle target
  • Marseilles signed Thauvin for £12.5M, although he was a Newcastle target right up until this last day
  • Marseilles kept their Ghanaian International forward Andre Ayew after interest from Newcastle – we suppose we didn’t offer enough
  • Tom Ince stayed at Blackpool, although we were supposed to be after him
  • Sunderland signed Italian striker Fabio Borini – I thought we were the ones short of a striker?
  • West Brom broke their transfer record to sign Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland
  • Gareth Bale signed for real Madrid for a ridiculous €100M
  • Fulham signed defensive midfielder Elsad Zveroti from BSC Young Boys
  • Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5M, after he asked for a transfer
  • Cardiff City signed striker Peter Odemwingie of West Brom for £4M
  • Romelu Lukaku ended up on loan at Everton for the season
  • Everton signed Wigan midfielder McCarthy for £12M from Wigan
  • West Brom signed Victor Anichebe from Everton for £6M

Why were Newcastle not involved in trying to get players like James McCarthy,  Romelu Lukaku, Tom Ince and even Fabio Borini through the door today

Are we fighting in the Premier League with one hand tied behind our backs – because the club refuses to spend money in the transfer market, so that our financial books look good?

It looks like it, and at the very least the Newcastle fans – Mike Ashley’s customers we may add – deserve an explanation as to why we haven’t signed one senior player permanently this summer.

And that’s against a backdrop of other Premier League clubs – our competitors – buying players all over the place.

Did I say it wasn’t good enough?

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333 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #1

    We’re doomed – It be The Curse of W@nga

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    I totally agree

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  • AMEOBI

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #3

    BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle United are pleased to announce the signing of Chinese striker Foo Kin No Wan.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #4

    That was painful, All summer we were told, Two strikers would be brought in. I feel sick to my stomach, Feel like caving MA head in with a rock!!!!!

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  • SharpEnough23

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Time too look at free agents

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #6

    hahaha @AMEOBI

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Nevermind .It will be good to see the pondlife stay at the bottom of the premiership with the dross they have signed

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  • ochytoon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Well the clubs been a disgrace for a while so this is business as usual to be honest.
    When we eventually get a new owner we need to start from scratch. Replace all the backroom and managerial staff and ship out a number of the first team.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #10

    The finances are in great shape though.
    Fantastic !

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Big hats off & Well Done all those negative, cynical, doomungers who said this would happen – you were spot on.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #12

    I heard on talksport French and Spanish windows open until 12.

    Still time for JK and ASH to cap off the perfect window and flog Cabaye to PSG yet

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  • JK

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Believed them! Those lying b**stards said we had them both for cabab. Get those f**ckers on the phone again, is it eleven yet? My bloody phones going again, f**cling voice to speech app turned on again, f**k o

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Dam it, Shane ferguson is number 31

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  • ochytoon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Kevy
    Confirmed as a fake earlier this afternoon.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Nah kevy that was a wind up from this morning.

    Sorry lol

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh well. Did we really expect anything else. I don’t know how Pardew can face the cameras. He is being dumped on too as he is the public face of the club.

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #18

    @Kevy – don’t worry – Poyet will get him in Jan

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew: “Well obviously we was in talks with Florian Thauvin and were ready to spend 12m on him, but during the meeting we let him take a call from someone in Marseille because we didn’t want to be rude if I’m honest.”

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  • toonfield

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Good one ameobi, cheered me up a little

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  • manxpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 2m
    Bafetimbi Gomis: ‘Thanks and sorry not this year! (Newcastle) Maybe sometime! But I am happy with my team Lyon.’ #deadlinedaylive #OL
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    looks like january then!! ffs!!!

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  • ochytoon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast
    It’s a shame we’re not an accountants.

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  • SuperShearer

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Going to try and find myself a silver lining here…..are we stronger now than we were at this time last year? We lost Demba but have Remy in on loan, also have the Jan signings which are pretty solid in my book. Therefore we’re up on this time last year. MA, either SELL UP, SACK PARDEW OR BACK THE TEAM…..those are your options, A, B or C….not rocket science.

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  • JamesP32

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Honestly did we actually expect to sign one someone this window? I think the answer everybody knows is “No”.

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Sorry lads, I stand corrected. Found this article.
    http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2010/dec/09/alan-pardew-newcastle-united-contract
    pards can’t have got much in win bonuses last season, and I don’t think he will this season either.
    The contrast with Everton’s business is stark.
    ASHLEY OUT NOW

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Ameobi

    Lol he sounds a good player just right for kinnear nd fat twat who again let us down despite gettin 60m for tv revenue

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  • AMEOBI

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonfield,

    Everyone needed it haha. Unreal day today

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  • Mark

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Norwich, Southampton, Cardiff, Hull, Crystal Palace, Fulham, even the scum down the road have ALL signed senior players who will push for places, and if those who haven’t pushed hard enough don’t make it onto the team sheet, will provide DECENT cover!
    We have spent £2m on a LOAN deal, someone we may have to give back at the end of the season, and is someone who may go to PRISON for rape!
    RIDICULOUS!!!
    Those of you who have said we shouldn’t protest…. It’s time to protest!

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  • andrew84

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #29

    I wonder how loud the chants will be at the next home game…

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Ed,

    The better question is why any decent player would want to come and play for a club with a notoriously stingy owner and a director of football operations that is a walking train wreck. Players who know better will run from us and into the hands of other clubs until we get a new owner and fire Kinnear. Ashley is looking to cash out now. The sooner the better–I just hope he doesn’t gut the club in January.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Just fcuk off Ashley you jabba looking Cnut

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  • RonVanDam

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #32

    AMEOBI @3

    Best comment so far lol

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #33

    All about keeping our best players, who were so great last season.

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  • darrylwe

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Joe Kinnear – July – “Judge me on my signings” pic.twitter.com/nkN7lNYOZz in that case, you sir are a c*nt #nufc #joekinnear

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #35

    And why the fcuk are some people saying we should be happy we’ve kept our apparant best players
    Like its some sort of huge f uking achievement

    Ffs no one even came in for them!

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  • Robinio

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Ed -how come its taking you until now to come to this conclusion ?? Its been obvious for years where the fat bastard has been taking us . Come on , we need a concerted effort to rid ourselves of the fat thief so lets get something going collectively to try and bring this about , or at very least to make the vile twat fully aware that he is despised by every NUFC fan

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  • NUFCarter

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Mike Ashley will get us relegated and sell up.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #38

    At least… erm… wait… well, on a positive note… er… hang on… on the upside… I… we… no.

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Hopefully we can progress and finish as high as 14th this year. That would certainly satisfy some of the Ashley apologists on here ffs. David Craig already starting to reel out the line of BS for Pardew there on SSN saying we rebuffed the one bid for Cabaye and held on to our players. Apparently, we prefer winter shopping when there are more bargains to be had. Pity the season is half over by then and by the time they bed in it is relegation scrap time again.

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  • outsidethebox

    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #40

    like alot of toon supporters …jfk was given the benefit of the doubt until window closed ….sorry joe not up to job ..keep your head down …
    wonder if the club have the bottle to make statement or will they hope everyone will just go along with their ineptitude …sorry expect demonstrations

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