Newcastle Play Good Football – Pardew Is A Very Good Manager

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha’s career has come to an almost a stop this season, as the only game he has played for United was in the first game of the season in the FA Community Shield, and he hasn’t paled in the first team since then.

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Wilfried Zaha – on loan to Newcastle?

We have a feeling that Newcastle will bring in two players this January, one will hopefully be a striker – and we could see Bafe Gomis of Lyon, Ola Toivonen of PSV or Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason – take your pick.

And we should see a winger come, in and it could be Tom Ince of Blackpool as a permanent signing for around £4M or Manchester United’s Zaha on loan through the end of the season.

Tom Ince

Tom Ince of Blackpool

We’d much rather see Tom Ince come in on a permanent basis, because we have our own youngsters like Sammy Ameobi to give games to, rather than bring on a Manchester United player – and if we bring Wilfried on loan we’d have to play him fairly regularly – otherwise what’s the point – he can sit on the bench at Manchester United.

Dave Webb is the scout who discovered Zaha when the lad was just 13, and he seems to think Newcastle would be an excellent move for young Zaha – as he said this to BBC Sport:

“He would benefit from playing more competitive football and a loan move would help with his development.” “He won’t let it affect him too much. He is realistic and knows he is at a big club and has to compete and fight for his place. It’s a lot different club to Crystal Palace.”

“He has a good work ethic and will continue working hard in training.” “He’s not getting any football, Wilf is a good character but he just likes to play, so a loan move to another Premier League club would suit him.”

“He needs to go to a footballing side that utilizes wingers rather than a direct team. Newcastle play a good style of football and Alan Pardew is a very good manager who likes to play with pace and power and Wilf would benefit from that.

“He needs playing time and to get the confidence but I still think Manchester United was a very good move for him. I do think he is good enough. He has a lot to offer but still has a hell of a lot to do.”

We think the best move for Newcastle would be to bring in Tom Ince permanently, and this lad can score goals, and he start to be developed into a very good player on Tyneside.

If we bring Zaha in, he may play well for us for four months but then what – he goes back to Manchester United – so we think the better move would be to go for Ince.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Just do the maths – which one costs the least amount of money?

    Thats who they will sign.
    So easy this footy manager lark lol

  • toonfan91

    Oct 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Whats the point in getting zaha for 6 months and be a player short in the summer when he goes back to manure. We need to build a side which is why imo we need to sign remy asap and if we were to sign a winger I would like Ince as a replacement for Guti. Centre back is also a very high priority given how we are entering the game vs the filth

  • jimBOB

    Oct 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #3

    would like to see tom ince at the toon, also Goslin seems to be playing faily well for them aswel,
    yes I know its the championship but they are both still very young players and both british, which is what we want, plus we dont have to pay for Goslin, I know we have cover in CM but he wants to be a Newcastle n thats what we want is it not, players who want to play for Newcastle.

    I will always fight Dans corner, like players with that mentality.

  • toon kk

    Oct 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #4

    What’s the point in talking about transfers they rarely happen and we’re usually left disappointed.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Looking back over the summer -I think there was a sense of desperation creeping into the fans -hence the interest in Gomis – it appeared that our replacement striker was going to be him or no-one. Looking back I think he is probably not that good a player. So far this term he has scored only one league goal after 6 starts. He will be available on a free in the summer but in August he will be 29 -so I would say forget about him and look elsewhere.

  • BandB

    Oct 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    The night before the derby, and just one post in the last hour.
    My local pub has decided not to screen the game, because the boss reckons it won’t offset the loss to his Sunday lunch trade.
    Strange times.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #7

    @ Bandb

    Calm before the storm m8 😉 .

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #8


    Ashley effect, with summer transfers.

  • Papiss9

    Oct 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #9

    On the last thread someone said we’re gonne have a really bad season if we dont win by 3 or 4 goals. That’s BULL****

    If we win tomorrow, which I think we’ll do we can have a lot of confindence before the chelseagame after good games against cardiff, liverpool and hopefully sunderland.

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    smashing moyes’ daughter doesn’t do much for your footy career eh.

  • toon kk

    Oct 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Let’s hope we turn up and give it a go tomorrow it will be harder than we expect, we will win if we try otherwise as any other game we’ll be ripped apart.

  • g.s.tooner

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Would only get Zaha if there was an option to buy at the end of the loan spell.. Unfortunately can’t see manure giving away an up an coming talent.

    Having said that Moyes seems fairly clueless and this year hasn’t been playing with the aim of getting the ball out wide with pacey wingers so he may not fit the mould for his vision of how they should play.

    Although IMO Zaha is streets ahead of Ince in terms of quality and potential, Ince is still a good little player, would love to see him in black and white to give us some threat down the left.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Give ’em Obertan back and we will call it even 😉

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Like his agent Dave Webb, (the same Dave Webb who played centre back for Chelsea and then QPR in the 60’s and 70’s before going on to manage them in the eighties?) says, Zaha still has a lot to do, as does Ince, and we only get him on loan.

    Neither player is worthwhile getting excited over. If we got Zaha permanent, you might start thinking Ashley, might be having a dip, but he isn’t, is he?

  • Ciaran

    Oct 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #15

    In what way am I bipolar? I can think that we are much better than Sunderland and still think our squad is nowhere near good enough. Not that tricky to come to that conclusion.

  • yo-yo

    Oct 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #16


    and paranoid 🙂

  • Ciaran

    Oct 26, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Nope, just can’t let little things lie 😉

  • terencelim

    Oct 27, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Would sign Zaha only if Pardew doesn’t have a daughter.


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