Our Record In Transfer Market Has Been Absolutely Terrific


In his press conference yesterday, Alan Pardew did talk about what Newcastle have done in the transfer market since he has been in charge at Newcastle for just over three years now.

alan pardew angry

Alan Pardew – we’ve done absolutely terrific

Alan was talking about what he needs to do as he is essentially the coach at Newcastle these days, rather than have the duties of former managers in England, and he had this to say when mentioning how the club had done in the transfer market:

“When you look at our record (in the transfer market) you have to say it’s terrific, absolutely terrific what we’ve spent, and when you look at what the other clubs in this division and what they’ve spent, we have done very very well and will continue to do so.”

The truth is Newcastle have done well with some of the players they have brought in for the money spent – and most of that is due to Chief Scout Graham Carr.

But the transfers in of players like Cheick Tiote (£3.5M), Yohan Cabaye (£4.2M), Demba Ba (free), Sylvain Marveaux (free), and Davide Santon (£5M) have all been good buys, and we’ve made around £23M in profit on the sale of Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye in the last two January transfer windows.

But there’s the trouble at Newcastle under Mike Ashley, because with so little ambition the club, our top players will always want to leave, and it’s been true with Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye, and will be true of Loic Remy this summer.

And the other thing – as we again proved last week – is that Ashley refuses to pay even one or two million over the odds to get a good player into the club, and that has cost Newcastle some good players in the last few years,  and it also was responsible last week for Yohan Cabaye not being  replaced.

That’s the really sad part for the fans of Newcastle United these days.

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 on us on Google+



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

169 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    YOU F#CKING WHAT????!!!!

    alan. I am not one of your biggest detractors, but that is just F#cking Stupid!

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost
    Mark
    Ahhh.Cheers bud.You have “starfished” me with enlightenment.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    markaccus

    he makes a good point, we have put a good squad together through scouting well and spent a fraction of what some clubs have done but imagine where we could be with our good buying if we spent the same as others.

    tads

    saying that though liverpool this weekend just gone had cissoko bomb forward and then sturridge sat in at left back (the lad has 28 goals in 34 games, must be still attacking)

    I often see aguero or negredo helping out the fullbacks.

    I don’t want to see our attacking men sitting in our own half like jonas had to, but still think they should cover when the time is right.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Sage from previous

    I agree they should cover when needed but when the ball is still in the opposition half they seem to be knocking it about under no pressure

    Look at the spurs game, we hassled them the second there cb’s had the ball
    We need to see more of that from our forwards and for me you don’t get that from HBA or Marveaux and they need to up that part of there game for me, same with Remy

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Now come on Alan,how the hell am i supposed to spin that?

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    T sage

    from one point of veiw we have done well, price wise and some quality has come in, but we have NEVER signed all the players we have needed in any given window. “Terrific” is a massive overstatement 😀

    0
  • Rainrix

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    From Previous______

    Tads…. I actually agree with you there i was just saying he was the only player on loan who seems to be doing well and getting regular 90mins. I don’t think he’s good enough either maybe he’s a decent championship player at best. I remember him being torn a new one against reading away last season and it was hardly a world class attack.

    Markaccus… Yeah injuries have hampered any progress he could have made really. He did get a run of games in our 5th season and looked good but it was ruined by yet another injury. Such a shame as he has talent.

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    I think what Pardew’s talking about is us in a parallel dimension.

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Rainrix

    is that when he ruptured a cuticle? Nasty one 😀

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Rainrix
    Ah reet with you know mate fully agree!

    Still have the horror scenes of Tav being torn apart but that lightning quick youngster Wayne Bridge!

    Agree on Vuckic
    A great talent but the lad seems to be made of glass and i just can’t see him making the grade
    Reminds me a bit of Dyer, but Dyer actually stayed fit enough to play a few, maybe Hargreaves!

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    markaccus

    Yeh i agree there. I think he meant those we have signed have been good, not so much our overall business is great.

    Tads

    Yeh they don’t press but none of our forward players do, we naturally just drop deep and then press in our half…that must be tactical otherwise you’d have pardew screaming for 90 mins for people to get forward and press more.

    I think his style is to sit back and play deep, the problem then is when you nick the ball back you still have 60/70 yards to go to goal.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Markaccus
    In all fairness Pardew was talking at the Fifa 14 FUT press conference in regards to his FUT team Pards Utd!

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Dyer was on a diet of kippers and pizza.
    Its all they could slide under his bedroom door.

    0
  • jimmy3knees

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone know what the maximum transfer war-chest should/could be next summer. Obviously, there’s no way all the profits would be spend on transfers! But still, including money not spent last summer, then this january, the Cabaye money, then the extra TV revenues …

    My best guess should be 100m + swilling around, but i’m sure someone out there has a better idea than me …

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Tads.

    Ah right. Well in that case, Messi, Ronaldo and Negredo were excellent signings. As was the loan deal for Navas.

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Markus
    Don’t forget the Pele and Cruyf deals.

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Terrific….really? For what we have spent yes but we have shown these players since they have come in that we have no ambition to go any further than middle of the division

    And our recent windows have be complete failures

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Sage
    Not totally sure about that
    Gouffran puts players under pressure from the top and Sissoko when playing the wing hassles the opposition
    Dare i say it even *gulp* Shola!

    The mentality needs to change, the lads simply aren’t aggressive enough off the ball
    No pressure and we let them stroll into our half

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #19

    I know that’s not your name,i decided to leave a few letters out to save time.

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #20

    Mojo

    But that means unlocking classic players. I thought you could only do that on PES??

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Turkish
    But he has started more games than he has come on as a sub for, and yet most of his assists come from his sub appearances. He is better as an impact player. Yes, I remember the games he came off the bench and assisted. That is my point, better coming off the bench against tired opposition, unable to cut it for a full 90 minutes.

    0
  • HullMag6

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #22

    Alan been listening to accountants again

    Only an accountant would say its terrific a footballer would say appalling. So it’ll be welcome the new batch for some more mediocre football for profit on sales so same old same old

    Or Ashley out and show some ambition

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #23

    In which case he would have signed “Palm” and god knows what Cruyfs pretend name was….. Crufts?

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    tads

    i was just guessing as if it wasn’t a team plan why are they no getting shouted at or dropped for not following it? maybe lack of options.

    I just find it annoying that you can have sides like barca, bayern, real, city, chelsea really put pressure on teams and still produce top quality attacking play….no excuse for our boys.

    0
  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Trying to paper over the cracks of recent events!

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Mojo

    so you have pro evo’d my name???
    Its ok, i miss loads of letters from your name 😀

    Anyone who wants to is welcome to call me Mark. Its not as if i am hiding my real name with a clever moniker is it 😉

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #27

    Markaccus
    For some reason when my eyes flash upon your name my mind translates it to Maracas,the others day there was a post from Maccas just before yours.When i saw the names Maccas Maracas i though of Paul Mcartney’s testicles.I know this information is irrelevant but i was pretty amused.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #28

    Markaccus
    In true PES style i might start calling you Maracas

    Haven’t played PES for years but if they haven’t used JFK’s slants on our players in this years game then they have missed a trick!

    0
  • nufc 11

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #29

    Id love a bottle of what your drinking Alan, talking about blured vision. Your so so positive you must wake up every morning singing? patting yourself on the back and ringing Mike Ashley first thing to congradulate him on the brilliant job he has done with the club every morning really what an outstanding job ye have all done better still why not reach into the clubs hefty transfer coffers and pay yourselfs huge bonous ye all deserve it everything ye get.

    0
  • count

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    From previous article, made me laugh –

    “And we are even considering whether it’s worth carrying on with this blog, and all the work that goes into it, including daft things like getting up at 3:00 am in the morning, after it seems the leaders at the club have no real ambitions for our once famous club.”

    You don’t have to write a new article for every single goddamn rumour out there! That is what I have been saying to you for years! Just do less instead of searching out every single opportunity for a misleading, sensationalist headline.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #31

    Sage
    Oh aye and i agree it could well be down to tactics
    But watching the team we seem to sometimes completely lack any determination or graft, certainly any passion

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #32

    Lilongwe…when er discuss the same things we view it quite differently mate!

    …it may be we look at it from different angles hence the remark of clash of cultures.

    We put emphasize on different aspects of the sport – there is no right or wrong here just opinions! That goes for Pardew and Guardiola as well 😉

    To be successful you just need to do the best with what you got and try to make decisions moving forward! And of course we will never agree on that part 😉

    …because our football upbringing are just so very different,

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #33

    Moonarmsgownmouth would be Tads’s Pro Evo name.

    0
  • jimmy3knees

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #34

    Why are so many people so damn negative about our player recruitment? We’ve gone from being a championship side to having a team which is about 90% full internationals? Ok they’re not all the absolute best, but this has been achieve during a recession where so many other clubs has got themselves in all kinds of sh.t financially. And we’ve taken some major scalps on the way.

    Of course there have been some pretty hard to take moments too. But to my mind, after 4 years back in the PL we are about where we should be.

    Are people really expecting us to be doing significantly better than Spuds, or Everton or the scousers … yet?! These are all teams that have been there or there abouts season after season. Even under Shepard’s time, we yo-yo’d between doing pretty well and being 13th at a time where the PL wasn’t half as cut-throat or competitive as it is right now.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #35

    MrMojo
    Hmm I like that it’s got a ring to it

    0
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Ok, so for regular posters, we need to create PES names……

    Moonarmsgownmouth
    Minimoocherisms55 (for mojo)
    Marmitebus (for me)
    Jessefeelgood (for jesper)

    Just a few off the top of my head for now.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #37

    jimmy3knees

    it’s not about the quality of players, every time we have a chance to kick on, coming 5th, now sat in 8th we either sell or don’t add the right players to the team to take us forward.

    we have done well to get to where we are but never look to go beyond it, it could be a lot better

    also we didn’t have many full, regular internationals on saturday…krul, debuhcy, tiote…that’s it

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #38

    BalearicToon,ScratchyInGallway.

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #39

    That should be ScratchyInGalway,which reminds me of the time i went to a brothel in Ireland.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #40

    Buying a very good potential player with the intention of selling on a huge profit is the wrong way to deal business in the footballing world.

    Which footballer would want to join our club when they know they would be sold the moment a huge offer comes in?

    No wonder Grenier didn’t bother. He’d rather just stay in Lyon and develop his talents further.

    0
1 2 3 5

You must log in to post a comment.