This Summer To Be A Watershed Transfer Window For Newcastle


This summer should be one of the busiest transfer windows for Newcastle for many years, and it’s not just players coming into the club either, but Alan Pardew and his coaches will have to make some tough decisions on some of the players already at Newcastle, including some of the younger players, who may not make it at the club.

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The results for the financial year ended June 30th last year will be announced next month, and Newcastle should make a profit for the third year running, but the next financial year – ending this June 30th – with around £80M from the Premier League is when we’ll see Newcastle’s profits and revenue increase big time.

So there’s no doubt that Newcastle are coming into the money,  and the financial books look great – but it’s the team and the squad that don’t look so great. 🙁

Mike Ashley – by what happens this summer – will show the fans what his goals for Newcastle United really are, and whether he realizes some big changes must take place and some big money must be spent, for a change.

Or whether he’ll continue with his too thrifty ways, and try to build up the side by spending pennies rather than pounds on players.

Certainly the natives are restless, and the selling of Yohan Cabaye last month showed clearly what Ashley is motivated by – and it seems only by the money.

Cabaye was sold because a good offer of £20M came in for the player – too good for Ashley to turn down – even though it has hit the side in a negative way for the rest of the season – something the owner didn’t seem to care too much about.

Or at least that’s what his actions portrayed.

Does anyone really think Ashley would have let Cabaye go if we were in relegation trouble?.

No, it was only because we were fairly safe from relegation and would stay in the Premier League and keep getting the big money – that allowed the owner to cash in on his favorite player.

So it seems clear what Ashley is about at Newcastle, and it’s having good financial results, but that seems at the cost of having a good team.

But both are possible, and we’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the summer months, but we cannot say we are too confident much will change.

Ashley showed his hand last month as far as we were concerned – and it was not about building a top team at Newcastle, unless he can do that on the cheap – and that’s just not possible – because sometimes you have to spend the money.

But that seems to be Mike’s biggest problem at Newcastle.

What do you think about this?

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125 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    the thing is we are going to need to sign 4 players just to be where we were at the start of this season.

    shola, remy, de jong and cabaye will all be gone from this year.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    mindshaft
    cisse first team ??

    like I said , half of this is down to pardew not given players a rest,

    whats that saying horses for courses, pardew just flogs a dead horse

    for weeks before xmas some of our players looked tired, it was said many times by various people on here some players need rested,

    this is the result, who is to blame

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3
  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Transfer Sage

    and that’s not counting the likes of vucic and a few others,,

    the next power stuggle is pardew and carr, we can all see it

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost:

    Mindshaft, we have centre halves, we have fullbacks, we have central midfielders and Santon can play wing.

    There’s only Shola who is awful, but even now we have De Jong (although still finding his feet).

    This is the point in having a squad, and yes we do have one certainly to cover 4 or 5 injuries. Pardew doesn’t know how to blend them though as his pathetic football coaching doesn’t breed team cohesion, so he’s scared to lose his regular few.

    The players should feel confortable to be interchanged as they should be playing to a honed system, not defend then hope to nick a goal.

    For France, there are other capable midfielders playing centrally. Pardew uses a desperate measure to play a full back/winger there.

    I like Santon, he has a lot of very useful skills which can be to our advantage, but not in that position.

    Square pegs in square holes.

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  • Graeme

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed, why is this “news”?

    We have been told ad-infinitum what his aims and objectives are and “Success” doesn’t appear in the Top 10. Pardew has been told – finish in the top 10; DO NOT end up in Europa League; DO NOT embark on a Cup run and risk entry to Europa League.

    Players will be bought and sold purely on value and profit margin – any effect on team moral or position is not in the equation – you are paid to manage the players you have to meet the objectives above.

    Fans are merely an income stream; passion is to be milked at every oportunity. What a joke.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Transfer Sage

    come one , 3 of those are no where near the first team,, even cisse,
    and I bet goofy plays tonight

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    how to twist a story

    people need to get over the selling of cabaye,

    HE WANTED TO GO, THE CLUB GOT A VERY GOOD PRICE

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    catchy

    I’m not sure, Carr is a scout and should be scouting what the club/manager tell him, obviously do some of his own work but he shouldn’t be annoyed, he just recommends players.

    As for rotating the squad it’s obvious, all managers do it, we haven’t got the deepest but we have enough to make 1 or 2 changes a week through the season and not be effected by a drop in levels. Obviously your have 5/6 players who should get lest rest as important but some could be rotated easy enough.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    catchy

    but they are part…bigi and raylor probably not too much, but still missing some big players.

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Transfer Sage

    wen it comes to injury we are always leading the table… hope from nxt season they keep a physioroom cup.. we could win this,every year

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #13

    it could also b the 1st cup pardew has won

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    This is a hopeful article at best. We have NEVER signed the players we actually need in any given transfer window. We are always one behind. By that time, when we buy the players we needed previously, we don’t supply the wants that have developed over the six months between windows. As a result, we never have enough cover for an inevitable injury crisis. Last Jan was ALMOST an exception, as we signed enough numbers to cobble together some sort of team.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    if remy a LDJ are fit cisse will not get any where near the first team, shola will be ahead of him

    which I find strange because he is a club asset

    like I said a lot of this is pardews own doing

    also, it bugs the life out of me this situation regarding transfers, pardew signed a deal to manage the squad that was provided for him, his job is to get the best out of the players he has, and develop the kids, and keep us in the premiership, that’s the contract he signed ,

    regardless of how it works in other clubs, he ca have no complaints, he repeatedly says his squad is good enough

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    and that’s a great point,,

    all pro pardew back everything the guy does, but these guys go out of there way to tell everyone the opposite of what pardew is saying

    further proving there utter madness

    mark ass take a bow

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17

    There is no reference to Pardew in my last post. Its all about transfer windows.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #18

    your one of his bumbuds 😉

    slurp

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    that physioroom is a bit misleading

    3 are due back today

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20

    You talk about twisting stories and comments?!

    You twist everything into a pro/anti pardew discussion.
    Why are you even trying to interact with me?
    Wind your neck in.

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #21

    Do we all believe that this coming window will be a ‘watershed’ window? It will be the same as the the last ‘watershed’ window when we waited till we looked like dropping before spending.

    I can see maybe a coupe of loans incoming again and then a wait to see where we are next Jan.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Oh I get it.

    This is because i reduced you to base insults yesterday. You are trying to get your own back because yoi looked and felt like a fool. Fill your boots, lad. I am not interested xxx

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23

    *see where we are in the league next Jan

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #24

    lmfao
    mark ass

    dream on,,, go and drink your shandy boy, the girls in the street want to go skipping with you, maybe plat there hair

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Toon tang

    it will be a very leaky watershed, with players running out all over the place! Andy ashley wont call for a decent plumber. (Dof) 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #26

    Job done again. And quicker than yesterday too. Damn, i’m good.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Once the loans have ended and assuming Colo and Shola do move on, we will need 1 CB, 1 playmaker, 2 strikers and 1 forward/winger to have a balanced squad. Maybe Grenier, LDJ and Cabella will be 3 of those, maybe Remy will stay too but that’s still short one top centre back.

    Consider the likes of HBA, Cisse and Saylor may move on too and that’s a hell of a lot of transfer prep to be done for a club that doesn’t appear to have anyone in charge of this area!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #28

    catchy

    actually pardew has told us the squad is thin about as much as he has told us it is strong, so hard to know what (or if he can) actually think.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #29

    TDS

    think HBA will go?i think he will as only 1 year of contract left

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #30

    Could you two please get a room? Your flirting is getting a little silly…

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #31

    Tds

    i think there is a tube of smarties on jfks old desk. It is head of transfers now. It will be more effective in the role!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #32

    TS

    Yes. Probably out of the PL. Unless he steps up to the plate up to the summer. There’s room for him to prove himself with Cabaye leaving as we need the creativity, but if Pardew is playing the likes of Anita, Sammy or Marv ahead of him then I don’t believe he has a future with us.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    TDS

    Same mate, just don’t think Pardew likes the lad(can’t blame him), seems to be a lot less support for HBA from people i talk to.

    Think we’ll cash in for 4/5 mil and he’ll be off to italy I think.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #34

    Mark

    No doubt! I’m a businessman and negotiator with zero experience of professional football. I’d have loved his job (with his pay and perks too) and genuinely believe I could have done at least as good a job as him and probably better.

    And I don’t say things like that just to be flippant…

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #35

    Mark slot 25, haha aye, I heard our Joe has just been taken on as apprentice plumber so you never know by the time summer rolls round…

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Tds and t sage

    The equation is simple with hba for me….

    He can be used as the one luxury player, either in the hole as a second striker, or in a 433. In both these scenarios he is covered by plenty of midfeilders. The only thing he has to do better in this case is to GET HIS F#CKING HEAD UP, and look for the pass! 😀

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #37

    TS

    Italy most likely yes. Maybe Spain too. Can’t see him going back to France. Of course there are also mega-bucks leagues in the US or Qatar if he just wants a showboat league.

    He’s right, he does have the technical skills to be one of the best in the world, but he does not have the application.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    TDS

    I thought you were already on the payroll at the club?

    (sorry, couldn’t help myself, just joking)

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Tds

    i agree i think you could have done better. Thats not really a compliment though, as it means you may only be as good as the smarties 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #40

    mark

    i don’t mind carrying a player but he needs to be better with what he brings to the team, he needs to offer more if he wants a free ride, get not even 25% of what we need for a player to be given a free role

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