We’re Very Much On The Ball With The January Window


Alan Pardew has said today Newcastle are very much on the ball when it comes to the January transfer window, and that being the case, hopefully we have one or two good players lined up – and we may have already made offers for those players – that’s the hope in any case.

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Alan Pardew – ready for the January transfer window

This is what Alan has said today in the local press:

“We took Papiss two years ago which pushed us on and last year in an emergency,  we took four or five that we didn’t really want to do. They’ve still worked out well for us.”

“Graham Carr and Joe Kinnear and myself and the owner are very much on the ball with the January window coming up.”  “Hopefully we can keep it all together and improve on it because the window’s opening.”

“And there might be an opportunity for us to galvanize ourselves and make ourselves even stronger.”  “Absolutely it makes it easier to attract players.”

It’s interesting that we’ve done well in the last two January transfer windows, because it’s usually difficult to get players away from their clubs in mid-season.

But there seems to be some confident words coming out of the Newcastle manager this morning – but we suppose we shouldn’t read too much into them.

We’d like to see a good striker brought in during January, so at the very least he can get acclimatized to the Premier League in the next five months or so – and then be ready for next season.

Somebody like Tom Ince of Blackpool would also be a very decent buy, since Tom has a knack of putting the ball into the back of the net and he’s English too, and his contract runs out in the summer, so we could get him for a decent price.

This season the 21 year-old has 6 goals in 13 appearances for Blackpool.

We may be able to have another successful transfer window coming up, and that linked to the excellent form being shown by the team should keep us flying high.

Comments welcome.

Note – One of our readers Shaun is a season ticket holder, but is not in Newcastle for the holidays – he has a spare ticket for the Stoke game and can be contacted at s.borland@ncl.ac.uk and on twitter at sean4eva09.

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135 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail for Ashley

    they wont even score against us 😛

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed’s article on 1st Feb

    We dropped the ball this january – pardew

    Then we beat the dirty Mackems 5-0

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail,

    Remy had a sell on clause if QPR got relegated which meant he held all the bargaining power. Nobody would sign him in the summer because of the rape case and if he refused to agree to a transfer if and when he is cleared we either backed out of the loan deal or took pot luck. Not the usual loan deal and no fault of JFK’s

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  • pottsclock

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    For him to make that comment, he needs to be pretty sure that someone decent is coming in through the door…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Bills,
    Where are you getting your info from, I think it was a balls up from the start.

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    fingers crossed for ince and a striker please.

    2milfor saylor would be good so we can spend that on a younger cb to develop.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail,

    What info? The release clause? Google it and you’ll find Remy had a release clause of under £7M if QPR got relegated.

    If we refused to sign him because of the rape case he could just say – fair enough I’ll come on loan but I won’t agree to sign if I get cleared. That forces us to either sign him immediately, agree to his loan terms or not take him on loan.

    Makes sense to me and exactly what I would do in his situation.

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    i hope we get ince.. mayb a swap for gosling or obertan

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Bills

    No chat of a release clause of under 7 million if QPR got relegated. All mindless speculation once more.

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  • toon22

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Cisse replaced by De Jong
    Shola stays till the summer then replaced by Andy Carrol
    Ben Arfa replaced by Ince
    Remy signs with Taylor going the other way.

    At the very least we need to cut some of the dead wood out of the squad and replace with people who can push those currently playing each week.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    The Telegraph 1st August 2013

    “I don’t think he [Rémy] will go on loan,” said Redknapp, who hijacked Newcastle’s deal to sign the France international back in January on the day he was due on Tyneside for his medical.

    “I can’t see any sense in it. I don’t know why we’d pay £8m and then loan him out. If he was to go, someone will have to pay for him. He has a buy-out clause, and we want our money back.”

    Direct from the horses mouth.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Bills
    I would be amazed if Remy signed for us anyway unless we get champions league football. The guy will be using us as a stepping stone towards a bigger club with more ambition than what we can offer, So enjoy him while he is in the shirt I say. I would love it if I am wrong but seriously this position at nufc is lacking to say the least

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    toon22
    afternoon pal.Would you seriously put ince in front of ben arfa-brave call my friend………brave call

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    fair enough bills. hope all well with you and u too ciaran. htl

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Bills

    He has a buy-out clause, but there is no suggestion that it is under 7 million pounds, nor that it became active when QPR got relegated.

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Munster

    Back in the emerald isle once more, couldn’t be better! Haha

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Toon 22

    Is that the andy carroll’s whose lifestyle means he misses half a season, every season !!

    Have you learnt nothing from Liverpool? Rodgers made a point of getting rid of carroll as he wanted to play football, not hoof ball and the rest with suarez is history.

    We finally are playing some stuff on the deck these days as pardew has at last tumbled to the fact we have some very good technical players, I never want carroll or his style back.back. We’ve moved on. Carroll is exactly where he should be with the manager he should be with !!

    The only suggestion I really like is:-

    Remy signs with Taylor going the other way.

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  • Tommyy

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Do we really need Remy? Aside from his goals I’ve been unimpressed, not a team player and never plays the correct pass and struggles to beat a man one on one despite good pace. Granted the goals would be worth it but not sure if he’s the right character.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Same article:

    Rémy has a release clause in his contract which allows him to leave for just under £7 million following QPR’s relegation to the Championship.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    according to the bookies we are 14/1 to sign ince 12/1 adebayor 7/1 zaha 6/1 demba 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Bills

    I’m with you on this. also got to look at remy….a loan makes more sense for him.

    Gets him in the shop window for a year, then he can either stay with QPR qho should be promoted, move to us or move to an even better team if he has a good year.

    The man is no mug, he went to QPR where he had a release clause so if he had a good 6 months he’d get him move in the summer just gone, where as with us he’d have a 6 year deal and no he wouldn’t go anywhere unless crazy money came in.

    Remy will wait til the summer and assess all his options

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Bills

    Which is the fictitious invention of some two-bit journalist. Does not constitute fact.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Couple of things regarding the Palace match. Willo, despite being an admirable and stalwart 4th choice centre back, is an accident waiting to happen if he continues as first choice and will inevitably be run ragged by one of the half a dozen truly outstanding strikers in this league. I’ve seen milk turn quicker, and any suggestion of him going to the World Cup is frankly quite laughable. And their fullback Parr, is the worst footballer I’ve ever seen in the EPL. He was entirely duff, utterly out of his depth and if he continues to play Palace are nailed down certs to be relegated.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    jimmysmith
    Agree on willo-yes he is having a good spell at the moment but surely is not the player to take us forward

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Obertan-marveaux-cisse would be players to move on this window for sure.Had there chance time and again.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    TS – exactly.

    I see Remy in the same class as Ba, he isn’t anywhere near the class of Suarez, Aguerro or players of that ilk.

    Imo he is unlikely to interest City, Chelsea or ManU and possibly not even Arsenal. That would mean he needs to consider us, Spurs or Everton if he wants to play for one of the bigger clubs.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #27

    @Jimmysmith

    Is that the same Willo that nullified Lukaku when he came on in the 2nd half against Everton? Or the one in control against Suarez and Sturridge? A brick wall against Spurs and Man Utd while keeping RVP in his back pocket?Did not get run ragged in any of those games also done well against City in the cup so has faced pretty much every outstanding striker in the league !

    Yeah he will get run ragged eventually but so called better defenders than him have been terrorised by strikers this season that he has had in his back pocket

    I think you are getting him mixed up with Taylor who is an accident waiting to happen every game !Willo might not have pace but he can properly defend , reads the game well , does not fanny about with the ball and puts his body on the line and never moans or complains about being dropped

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m more annoyed about MYM being dropped for no other reason than ” he is unlucky” while captain ” I don’t want to be here ” Colo waltzes straight back in. So much for not changing a winning team.

    I’m happy with one big lump getting rid of the aerial stuff but we desperately need pace alongside that. Trying to play offside with Willo and Colo ie like at Swansea is fatal.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Ciaran // Dec 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Bills

    He has a buy-out clause, but there is no suggestion that it is under 7 million pounds, nor that it became active when QPR got relegated

    ____________________________________________

    bills-son // Dec 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Same article:

    Rémy has a release clause in his contract which allows him to leave for just under £7 million following QPR’s relegation to the Championship.

    _____________________________________________

    Ciaran // Dec 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Bills

    Which is the fictitious invention of some two-bit journalist. Does not constitute fact.

    _____________________________________________

    NOTE:

    The last post is the fictitious invention of some two-bit blog journalist. Does not constitute fact.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #30

    @Rotonda

    Agree with that Colo should never have got back into the team although in the last few games he has upped his game a bit still think we would have beat Southampton and Swansea if Mbiwa had been playing instead of him

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #31

    santon

    exactly…willo is a solid CB who struggled for form last year and made basic mistakes, but the year before was good too. Every defender gets run ragged once in a while, its to be expected.

    Bills

    Yeh thats a good point, can’t see him doing much better than us, just depends if he wants top football, money, location, certain league etc…have to wait and see. He knows we will wait.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #32

    @29

    eh

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #33

    i see my old pal santon still aint up to much…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #34

    jazzy

    i agree, but no point moving them on til we have the replacements ready

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Santon
    Agree that willo is having one of his best seasons for us pal but his last few have been average at best. I think 90% wanted him gone when there was interest from Swansea,but hey the guy might be coming into his purple years but would still choose mapou in the long run.Yes he had a shocker against everton but since has been a star performer in most matches and has been unlucky to be dropped.

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #36

    i too agree not calling colo at all as he’s been our savior on a hell of a lot of occasions and he still has a few seasons in him as a good prem defender but he’s by far my 3rd choice atm with mbiwa/willo and my main pair.

    i expect colo to leave soon though tbh so would love a new cb early to bed in.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #37

    jazzy

    you need one good aerial player and willo is the only one we have….be great if we upgraded for a kompany type but for now he needs to be playing i feel.

    the decision is colo or mbiwa

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #38

    @Munster

    Long time no speak ! That must be you finished for the Xmas holidays as well then yeah?

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes, Willo has done well and received well deserved praise recently, but Suarez despite being quiet by his standards was still involved in their two goals if I remember correctly. Rooney was missing from the Man U game and RVP clearly not match fit and played in a withdrawn role and the Spurs forward line couldn’t hit a cows arse with a banjo right now. We aren’t a genuine top 6 side if he remains a regular as far as I can tell. Nothing personal, top bloke, just an observation about a side that is all of a sudden starting to look legit.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 23, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Transfer
    hopefully we have this time eh mate.A CF is a must for me as I don’t believe remy will be here next season nor will shola. The less said about cisse the better

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