Still Hope On Grenier – He’s Got Tremendous Creative Ability


Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the upcoming game against Sunderland early Saturday afternoon, and it was obvious he would be asked about 23 year-old Clement Grenier – and Alan still thinks Newcastle are in with a chance of getting the lad to Tyneside before Friday night.

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Alan Pardew – still hopeful on Grenier

It’s fair to say that if Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley are not able to get a replacement in – they will have again let the manager down, who does the very best with the players he has available – of course that’s also a good definition of the job he has at Newcastle.

This is what Alan said when asked about the possible  transfer of Grenier to Newcastle:

“Not in terms of if the deal is finalised or is finished, so it’s ongoing as far as I’m aware.”  “It’s two days left, we’ll have to wait and see. I’m obviously hopeful and that’s really where I sit today.”

“I think he has tremendous creative, technical ability.” “I think he is a player Newcastle fans would love to see at the football club but he’s still not our player so, until he is … I’ll wax lyrical about him then.”

“There’s no option, really, other than to do that (be patient), but we will have to see how we go in the next two days,”

Everything we’ve heard and seen about Grenier tells us he would be a terrific signing for Newcastle as a direct replacement for Cabaye.

So let’s hope we can get him on board before 11:00 pm tomorrow night – that’s a good 31 hours away – lots of time for Joe to get his first permanent signing for Newcastle. 😀

What do you think?

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127 comments so far

  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ll repost this for you lads.

    Lads got some substantial news here.

    If we fail to get Clement Grenier we will go for Filip Duricic around €10million.

    His agent: “It’s true about Newcastle,” his agent, Ulisses Santos, told One World Sports on Thursday. “I have been speaking with Alan Pardew this week so let’s see what has happened by the end of tomorrow.”

    Player from Benfica acquiring an attacking midfielder role.

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Grenier bid is dead in the water – good job JFK

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #3

    stfu pardew you have no say

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  • gazzaforever

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Why JFK is still in the club?

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #5

    aye, have to say, it looks like the Grenier caper is going to one of those “we tried but could not get it over the line”.

    They are obviously trying hard and are serious. The question remains as to whether Lyon and the toon can agree a fee.

    The player seems ambivalent whether he stays or goes.

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    gazza,

    So you can put the blame on him.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s game over Ed,

    So sad to see what is happening now. No relegation but no Europa or CL either, no cups, no new players, a total drunken incompetent embarrassment of a D.O.F, an average, ok, nothing special manager and the most turgid owner in a generation sucking away the lifeblood of the cub I’ve followed for 43 years.

    Cabaye defined it perfectly ” I came to PSG to win things”

    For the word definition of mediocre look under NUFC

    Won’t stop 50000 perpetuating the mediocrity every home game. Therein lies the real obstacle to ever achieving change.

    Shepherd and hall were crooks and gangsters and the kindest thing you can say about Ashley is at least you can see him coming.

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  • bills-son

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Kets,

    Great video you posted of Robert’s goals.

    Has any player in the Prem ever taken better free kicks than him?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #9

    rejected by the player…. dats it new target

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    has the ability must try harder.its not rocket science get shot of those who can not

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #11

    shola

    wasnt turkish the boxing promoter in snatch if your wondering turkish fan here he is haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQXl9K265eA

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    BandB
    Have no idea, he’s made it very clear he has no idea at all what I’d happening with transfers!

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed your a bit behind, Grenier deal is dead and the Duriric rumors are his agent trying to stir up something, Benfica say Duriric is not for sale

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  • AaranD

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew knows nothing more is happening this window, even though funds are available after the selling of our best player for £20 million!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    yes the loyal everton git

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #16

    TurkishFan

    If true, filip’s agent has a big mouth or is paid to blab and make lyon re-think.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #17

    depressing state

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    wolfshead@toon

    yeah mate – alwight turkish!
    from memory he was a big bugger, i think he was in the business with danny dyer (great film!)

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #19

    no ben not till sat nite

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Robert was awesome. Definitely one of the best wingers around. His goals and assists were incredible. We love to have another player like him.

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #21

    bills,

    Late in the day, huh?
    I wonder if you are still feeling bullish?
    At the risk of some of that “egg on my face”, I haven’t ruled anything out.
    What’s the inside line?

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Last window there was a fellow called JoeKinnear out here, assuring signings and surprises.
    Got the abuse and stick he deserved.

    We are waiting for one this time around…

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Get French Football
    @ GFN_France
    11s
    Pardew on chances of signing Grenier:
    “I don’t know. I am obvious hopeful.”
    #OL #NUFC

    this tit doesnt know to lie

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #24

    For all his flash and flair Laurent Robert was a lazy bugger. Loved to watch him attack but don’t think he was ever seen in our own half.

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #25

    we missed a trick with not taking a young psg lad on loan as part of the kebab deal. could of even paid all of their wages

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Robert was one of my favourites but he was a lazy get.

    I never forget him taking Arsenal apart at Highbury and Henry seeing red in a hissy fit.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #27

    To beat the mackems we must take out Adam Johnson, send Tiote to break the twats ankles

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #28

    SholaHeskey & wolfshead@toon

    Ok you guys caught me, aye was a agent of Mickey. Paid good bucks. On a serious note, I am a London born that is Turkish descent currently studying at University Of Lancaster.

    heartfuldodger

    You could be right mate, Pardew clearly wants Grenier here. Maybe he is pulling a few strings to make Lyon president reconsider quicker and accept the deal before we end up looking for another target.

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  • Gordonthetoony

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Heard Joking Ear offered a £5 plus £1 per goal and can’t understand what the hold up is.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Deal
    Re Grenier not dead re GFN

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #31

    TADS,

    “I’m in the phone booth, it’s the one across the hall,
    If you don’t answer, I’ll just ring it off the wall.
    Oh, why can’t we talk again?
    Don’t keep me haaaaanging on the telephone.”

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #32

    p

    that was the best day in my life we did it to them twice if i am not mistaken

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Spreadthetoon

    Its dead and buried.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Vuckic loan extended at Rotherham… surely he must be out of contract at the end of the season? I hope not.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #35
  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #36

    @DuncanCastles: Newcastle United approach Benfica’s Serbian midfielder Filip Duricic.

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Grenier is not over until tomorrow night when the window closes.

    You would expect Lyon to play hard ball, they think we have 20m burning a hole in our pockets (they might not know Mash), they know the window is closing and they have a player who seems ambivalent about a move (Cabella seemed much keener).

    Does not mean a deal won’t be done, I expect this one to be taken to the brink by both clubs and they try to get the best deal for themselves. Depends who blinks first for me.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #38

    We need a replacement for Cabaye now, it’s as simple as that.

    LDJ plugs the gap that we knew we had in the squad and we’ve already lost one squad player in midfield with Jonas going on loan.

    Tiote, Sissoko and Anite is decent but what happens when one or two of them are out? I’m happy with the idea of shuffling things round a bit with the likes of MYM, Sammy or Ben Arfa to come in, but not after just one injury/suspension!

    Grenier to replace Cabaye and I’ll say we’ve got a decent squad. Then if we get Cabella in the summer I’ll be very happy. Well…once we account for Remy and LDJ finishing their loans and Colo possibly going back to Argentina…

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Vuckic is supposed signed until 6/16

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Where is the Lambsarse of yesteryear? I miss him now. Such a lovely lad he was compared with Big Joe. 🙁

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