We Are Chasing Down Our Transfer Targets – Pardew

Alan Pardew after the game last night said that Newcastle were working hard to bring in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye, but whether Director of Football Joe Kinnear can get the job done before 11:00 pm on Friday night we don’t know – but it’s a good opportunity for the Irishman to improve his record at Newcastle – that’s for sure.

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Joe Kinnear – can he get the job done in next three days?

This is some of what Alan Pardew said after the game at Carrow Road last night:

“Yohan would probably get in my all-time top Newcastle team,” he said. “For us, he was outstanding, and we wish him the very best. I hope our fans do too.”

“He wanted to leave, we were honorable to him, and he has got a dream move. We have to use that money wisely now, like we did with Andy Carroll when we brought in Yohan and a couple of others.”

“I’ve been on the phone to the powers that be to say, ‘Let’s get moving and see what we can get’. We have one or two targets which we had earmarked if he went, and we are chasing those down.”

Alan Pardew receives significant criticism from the fans, but he’s handled the Cabaye departure with class and professionalism, and never looked at it as any excuse for himself.

The manager had a lot to contend with but the team looked very good last night, and if could only have taken one of those many chances we created last night, things would be a lot different on Tyneside this morning.

The players didn’t let Cabaye’s departure affect them and that was very good.

Now we need to bring in Lyon play-maker Clement  Grenier or some other very good young central  midfielder before Friday night, and if we can do that, and get Luuk de Jong in on loan today –  Newcastle fans will probably be happy enough.

And we need to wallop Sunderland at home on Saturday,  but who is going to score the goals with Remy suspended for three games?

Now where did I put those boots 20 years ago? 😀

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14 comments so far

  • valle

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Take a breather Ed… Its impossible to get a discussion going.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2


    I just think this season wasn’t done…if we kept cabaye, go de jong and signed cabella/grenier we could have pushed for top 4, or at least top 6 I think.

    Maybe not got it but at least challenged.

    We shouldn’t have to sell a player to buy though, especially when we never bought in the summer either and we will be getting even more crazy money for the BT deal in the summer.

    Those 2/3 should have arrived if cabs stayed and with him going we should be adding even more.

  • toon1707

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Sky sports saying we have put a substantial bid for Clement Grenier I like what I am hearing about him but admit never seen him myself

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    7toon1707 // Jan 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Why is pardew not contesting remy’s red card Norwich are going to contest Johnson’s is pardew the only idiot on the planet that thinks remy head butted him contest it you fool

    Because by the letter of the law it was a red, contesting it and the decision going against us means Remy could face a longer ban

  • Spoof

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    According to Sky Spotrts we have made a bid for Grenier, they describe the bid as substantial but undisclosed, lets hope our “substantial” has the same meaning as Lyon’s “substantial”

  • Spoof

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6


    spot on m8, contesting it would be foolish, the ref didn’t really have much choice, mind I do agree with Pardew when he claims that Johnson’s over-reaction was the main reason why the ref sent them both off, he’s right he should be ashamed, thankfully by trying to get Remy sent-off he also managed to get himself sent off as well, the fool

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    19welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    It sucks because if you look at our bench last night attacking wise we had just gosling and shola, we had better attacking options in defence than midfield or up front.

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Say what you like about AP’s managerial ability, the man’s a PR dream.

  • sparky55

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Don’t understand why Pardew is being so nice about Cabs and telling the world he gets in his all time best newcastle team as a midfielder.

    Cabs was good but not fit to lace the boots of the likes of Tony Green and Rob Lee, Gazza, Pedro, Jimmy Smith, Gary Speed to name but a few.

    and with only four slots available Cabs would never get in my all time best midfield for sure!

  • yorkymag

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Transfer18yorkymag // Jan 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Can’t disagree with any of that
    But we are now in a different place
    Had we taken our chances last nite ,which had de jonk been in the team
    I am pretty sure we would maybe we would feel more positive

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    For the record Alan, the departure and fee of Kevin Nolan paid for Yohan Cabaye.

  • geordiemark

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    well considering we sell our best players whos next to get sold my money is on krul we have no ambition so why are the best players at the club for the owner, director of football if that’s what hes called and manager do not want to win cups, do not want to go into Europe, all they want is to stay in the premire league and pick up the millions well done Ashley on the de jong singing yet another loan deal done when are you going to spend money on decent players the answer is never with these bunch of clowns in control of our club

  • brighter

    Jan 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    Why do board always selling before buying the replacement?
    Learn from the past!

  • toonluvva

    Jan 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone have a decent recipe for humble pie?

    If we succeed in getting De Jong and Grenier I think I’ll have to be eating a very large portion to make up for the negative comments I’ve made about Ashley & Kinnear recently!


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