Newcastle Transfer Business Is Completed – No More Signings


Lee Ryder, the Chief Sports Writer of the Evening Chronicle, has just tweeted from his popular Twitter account,  the local press have been told  the Newcastle transfer business is complete and over with, and that means Newcastle will not be bringing in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye – so Newcastle seem to have managed, not for the first time, to weaken their team in a transfer window. 🙁

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Newcastle’s two leaders – no permanent signings

This is what Lee has just tweeted:

“Can understand #nufc fan frustration but club have briefed members of media that there’s no more business.”

And for the second transfer window in succession, Newcastle –  and Director of Football Joe Kinnear in particular – have failed to bring in a permanent signing – although we got Luuk de Jong in on loan – but much worse than that – we sold our best player, Yohan Cabaye to PSG for a reported £20M – and didn’t replace him.

So money rather than football logic has again won the day.

Yohan took the free kicks, penalties and corners for Newcastle, and when available he woudl even take the throw-ins too – so when Alan Pardew said the team revolved around him – he was absolutely right – and Yohan’s gone.

This is the second time in three years that Newcastle have sold their best player for big money in a January transfer window, and then been unable to replace him.

But there’s little doubt that we have again witnessed some strange dealings  this month in the transfer market by those who are leading Newcastle – and we seem to have failed in attempts to get Remy Cabella, Clement Grenier and Filip Duricic in, by not offering enough as transfer fees, although it may still be possible to sign one or more of these players in the summer.

We need to hear from Joe Kinnear and/or Mike Ashley on what they have done in this transfer market, by ending up weakening the Newcastle side, and it’s at a time when we could have been challenging for a top six position for the second time in three years.

Now Alan Pardew will again be asked to pick up the pieces – and explain what happened – something he will do,  but Alan is not responsible for the transfer dealing at Newcastle.

And while other clubs like Fulham, West Ham, Crystal Palace and others have each brought in a number of good players in January – Newcastle have sold their best player.

But we suppose on the bright side of things at least we didn’t sell Papiss Cisse or Ben Arfa.

Although there’s late news that Cardiff City are making a desperate attempt to sign Papiss Cisse in the next couple of hours – again according to Lee Ryder.

“Cardiff City have made a late, late bid to try to sign Papiss Cisse on loan. But they are facing a race against time to get him #nufc #ccfc”

After what’s happened in this last week, Newcastle now must beat Sunderland tomorrow afternoon.

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336 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    “so Newcastle have managed, not for the first time, to weaken the team in a transfer window.

    more to come….”

    By “more to come”, do you mean more information on this window or more of these type of windows to come?

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  • MacToon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #2

    A work in progress I think Ibiza…….

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Joe Kinnear, how do you sleep at night?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Stay calm think of the books !!

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  • dubzy

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #5

    tweeted that 2hrs ago …next post plz

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  • bigmattyn

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m pretty sure he sleeps on a cloud of his own bullshit mattnufc

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  • Thump

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Yep. Missed nothing.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Kinnear’s just another face of the operation.

    The real Joker is Ashley.
    He’s probably pissing himself at Joke and Percy taking all the flack.

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  • outside the box

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #10

    if 10,000 decided not to renew season tickets club would lose £5 million …nowt to cashley when tv money so high…only thing to make cash sit up would be to avoid sports direct shops like the plague

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Mac…I suppose the “What were they thinking?” could produce a few articles?!?

    Any news / plans from the fans groups?

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  • TheToonKing

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #12

    everybody knew it.

    We will hang on till the summer. Then we’ll sell Debuchy and Arfa and try to get lucky with a few deals.

    And we’ll loan a player.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Apparently JFK has been recalled from overseas to explian to MA why he’s so incompetent. However his bus from Berwick is delayed due to snow but he’ s found a nice pub to stop in so all’s well then !

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #14

    cue the next 4 months of BS rumors of players we are linked with for the summer…….

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    Cardiff City have made a late, late bid to try to sign Papiss Cisse on loan. But they are facing a race against time to get him #nufc #ccfc

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Do not report anything Lee Ryder reports. He just looks around on Twitter and uses them as his own. Transfer Window is not over means business is not over. Just luke JFK claiming we wouldn’t sell anyone and Pardew promising a target will come in this window and promising to use whole Cabaye money to reinvest. Always expect the opposite in this club!

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Look* damn what is going on with my spelling lately…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Absolute joke from Kinnear. I’m still surprised that Cabaye went this winter, I thought he would stick around until the summer, but Kinnear must have known that there was the potential of a CL team matching the asking price and he’d be gone.

    So he simply had to have scoped out potential replacements and contacted the club to check the asking price to buy them. I don’t think we should/could have signed a £12M midfielder to compete with Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko and Anita for 2/3 positions but we should have had it set up.

    Surely with the WC coming up, we could have demanded Cabaye stayed until the summer and he’d still have been motivated to play well for us…

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #19

    This is a disgrace!! We were only 2 or 3 quality players short of challenging for Europe. Being weakened is an under statement. Sold cabaye, no replacement, loosing remy, colo, Shola and guti. Cisse and Santon very well could be away in the summer. And we haven’t brought in a single player. De jong himself is no guarantee to be signed up permanently, but I’m not holding my breath for it 2 happen

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #20
  • G

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Still judging Joe on the signings, bring back the death penalty I say! Seriously though, losing Cabaye, a quality midfielder is a blow, but we have a good stock of decent midfielders, we will get by.

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  • pottsclock

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Early night then.

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  • Senior

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry, ban me if you wish but they are all c**ts. Greedy, fat, useless c**ts. I wait for the day that only the away fans turn up at sjp and then just maybe they will leave.

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  • doonundertoon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #24

    i really hope theres some kind of demonstration at the game tonight, because this is getting beyond a f****g joke

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Why do you keep blaming Kinnear Tds lol ?

    I know the guys a joke like, but do you honestly think Ashley has no input here ?

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  • NUbilly

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Im so depressed with this carry on by the board over the last several years. With about 50 mil profit into Ashleys bank account, this money could have been spend on being in the Champs League again.
    Our best players like BenA and Krul and Debuch will leave next window. Same reason, cabaye, and all the others left bar Andy Carroll
    Such such a shame

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #27

    The only positive to come out of the window is it finally seems the fat controller has galvanised a solidarity among us all both on the blog and in the city ,all my mates are of one voice even the ones who were pro the regime
    Now we just need to work out what to do

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Pardew – please say nothing and we mean nothing. Not a word, no excuses, no platitudes ( Kinnear tried to sign him from Olympiakos). Please say zilch, zippo, nowt !
    Any ” we tried but just failed to get someone or his brother anyone over the line” and I will cringe along with most of the western world.
    Stum ( Kinnear made an enquiry for him ) please !

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #29

    @ or piles of cash
    or a mountain range of hot air..

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #30

    And I don’t care what Fulham, West Ham and Crystal Palace have done this transfer window. They need to spend to stay in the PL.

    The problem is that the financial situation of the PL creates 3 divisions:
    1 – those challenging for big money in the CL
    2 – those safe in the middle
    3 – those struggling to stay in the PL

    Teams in the first and third ‘division’ can justify spending big to maximise their chances of getting their goal.

    Look at the transfer dealings of Southampton this window…have they bought anyone? Everton? Thought they could do with a bit more too. Most teams to strengthen are either fighting for CL or fighting relegation…

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  • MacToon

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m sure there’s always something in the pipeline Ibiza. I wonder what the masses would like to see!!!

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Keep abreast of developments from the anti-Ashley camp.

    https://www.facebook.com/mikeashleyoutcampaign

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #33

    I still can’t believe people want HBA to replace Cabaye as the creative midfielder when Marveaux is the closest thing to Yohan we have in the squad .

    Team tomorrow should be :

    —————————–Krul——————————-

    –Debuchy——–Willo———M’biwa——–Haidara–

    —————-Tiote———————-Anita————–

    ——Sissoko————Marveaux————-HBA——

    —————————–De Jong————————–

    Taylor is a liability (especially in the derby) and Haidara is a better defender than Santon and we will need to keep Johnson quiet .

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Par for the course Ed par for the course and naturally Pards will be left to face the media and take the flak
    Wonder if JFK will bless us with his wisdom by sharing his thoughts withus in tomorrow’s programme – words which would have been sent to the ori tees days ago

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Cabaye on.

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Oops – printers

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Belfast

    Kinnear took the job and said “judge me on my signings”. Well, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

    They will all have met and decided the initial offer and the maximum offer of each player and JFK would have gone to do his stuff. If he feels he cannot work within the parameters that Ashley sets, he needs to have the balls to tell Ashley and then he either needs to make Ashley change or he needs to quit.

    So JFK is incompetent one way or another.

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #38

    *Sigh* I despair with some people, I really do.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 31, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #39

    CABAYE MAKES HIS DEBUT…. GETS GOOD CHEERS FROM THE HOME CROWD… OH AN ALSO LOOKS LIKE HIS THE MAIN MAN FOR FREE KICKS

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Belfast

    I’ve worked in several sales type roles over the years. I left my last one because my MD kept wanting me to pull a rabbit out of a hat by selling a product we had both acknowledged had had its day. The plan was to sell something else but he never pulled his finger out and geared the company up to be able to sell it. So I couldn’t sell much at all!

    I left after some heated discussions and that company has since withered to virtually nothing…

    Same thing with JFK. Either he should be doing better with the resources he’s got or he hasn’t got the balls to either get Ashley to give him more or just to quit because he can’t do his job due to the restrictions.

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