Big Transfer Window Ahead For Newcastle – Pardew


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the game at Hull City on Saturday, and he’s said he expects a big transfer window for Newcastle this summer, and he needs two or three acquisitions who will come straight into the team as starters.

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Alan Pardew

The Newcastle financial results released on Tuesday night, show that at least on that side of the business things are going very well at the club, there’s no doubt about that and Mike Ashley’s financial prowess is putting Newcastle into a very good financial position, the best we’ve been for a very long time.

But we are not doing very well on the playing side of things, and with a number of players leaving this summer, there could be a lot of players coming in – andit could be a massive transfer window for the club.

This is some of what Alan has said today at his press conference:

“We are going to need at least two or three signings who come straight into that team or have a very, very good chance of starting.”  “I think we have got a summer where we are going to have to be a lot more active than we have been for a while because we are looking light in certain areas.”

“The strikers are an area where that we are going to have to address, for sure, and we are going to have to find a replacement for Cabaye, so that’s a big job in itself, let alone perhaps a couple of other positions that we might need.”

“The finances of the club are in good shape. As I have said before, we know we have got to do some work in the summer after losing Cabaye, we we’d like to think we will have to spend some of that this summer.”  “But the board has done well to get those figures and we look forward to the next period of,  hopefully, our growth.”

“We are the eighth best team in the Premier League in the history of it and we want to get higher than that, so that’s what we have got to try to do.”  “We haven’t Qatar money, we haven’t got that sort of finance, so it’s a slow-build, keep getting better, keep getting stronger, and hopefully our fans realise that.”

Newcastle are the 8th best team in the history of the PL in terms of the number of points we have picked up – so why is our goal only to be a top 10 club in the Premier League?

That’s a good question, and Mike Ashley surely has to become a lot more ambitious at Newcastle United, and be loyal to the traditions of what is still a great football club.

Otherwise, maybe Mike should just sell up and move out?

But this transfer window will give us a good idea of whether Mike Ashley is trying to build a top side at the club.

Maybe he is?

What do you think?

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109 comments so far

  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Two or three the man’s unhinged.

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  • AusMagpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #3

    2 or 3?! For f#ck sake.

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s going to take more than 2-3 new signings Silver Fox – and that’s if we let NO ONE go.
    Two strikers, at least one new intelligent winger, one top class Cabaye replacement and a cracking dominating central defender.
    That’s 5-6 just for starters.
    “After losing Cabaye we’d like to think we can spend SOME of that this summer” he says. Is this guy for real?
    Take Ashley’s hand out from behind your back, puppet and say what you REALLY think.
    Sick to the pit of the stomach of hearing empty promises and blatant lies. The whole hierarchy stink. Hope the stories of thousands of returned and un-renewed season tickets is true. It’s the only way we’re going to get rid of this shower.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    “We are going to need at least two or three signings who come straight into that team or have a very, very good chance of starting.”

    He says this every transfer window – guys an idiot

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Read again, he said 2 or 3 who will be direct starters, not 2or 3 in total. Fair enough I’d say.

    Krul
    Debuchy–Mbiwa–Willo — Dummett
    Tiote–ANita–??
    Gouffran–??–??

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Did you know, Newcatle United have won six league matches away from home this campaign – the same number as when they qualified for the Champions League in 2002-03. 

    They need three wins from their remaining six away matches to equal their best ever total of nine in the Premier League.

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #8

    He needs two or three as the squad stands now, sack dozy for being a jobsworth.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Is Pardew falling for the same lies over and over??

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Thought i would return from illness with an interesting stat.

    how is everyone doing??

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #11

    @All Guys Pardew is trying to use the media to put pressure on Mike to make the signings. He knows he is powerless, but he is doing his best to pressurise MA.

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew is the back end of the pantomime horse.

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #13

    if he spent less time talking to the press and more time training the players we might play so bad

    he cant help himself can he
    2 or 3 players
    would like to spend some of the cabaye cash

    this will all bite him in the arse as usual when we sign one player and strolla gets a new deal

    he must love the sound of his own voice he not learnt anything has the blokes a twit

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Maybe pigs will fly every transfer window!

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  • Sazzer

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #15

    IITianToon
    Pardew likes Sissoko and Goofy on the wing. So Anita will be dropped if he can get a new Cabaye in.

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    The worst thing about his announcement it means he’s not getting sacked.

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    @beermonkey “Spend less time talking to the press” . PL press conferences are mandatory. He has to do them.

    @Sazzer Pity. As Anita is going to be a great player if given some more time, because he is intelligent and can read the game. He mispasses occasionaally, but you can see what his idea is, and they are always good and forward. Sissoko is very skilful but lacks that kind of intelligence.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Aha -Percy seems to have revealed the Toons’ plans -excellent. His quote is as follows:-
    ”We haven’t Qatar money, we haven’t got that sort of finance, so it’s a slow-build, keep getting better, keep getting stronger, and hopefully our fans realise that.”

    So dissecting this a bit we get – slow build up- keep getting better – keep getting stronger. Nice plan and so simple.
    5th finish -then 16th last season —-Mmmm not really getting better.
    Sell Ba, sell Cabaye – buy no replacements —–Mmmmm not really getting stronger.

    Well that’s that plan —F****d.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Well as I said previously when talking to myself we have a 10M pound profit from last season and the Cabaye money to spend in the summer. That would be a good starting point but of course Mike will want some very good deals, possibly free agents who don’t like to have a high wage. It’s very promising then. Does anybody know any one legged strikers who will be available in the summer?

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  • toonluvva

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    I should reserve judgement until after the summer transfer window has closed.

    But I’ll make a prediction as to how it will all pan out.

    A number of first team players will be sold, a couple of which will go out on the last day of the window leaving no time to bring in much needed replacements.

    Mr Pardew will then try and convince thoroughly disheartened NUFC fans that we have a strong enough squad and also we didn’t want to go into the red to bring in anyone.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Ah, now I understand. Keep getting better but slowly. So going from 5th to 16th is slowly getting better then? And complete flops in the domestic cups is slowly getting better? And selling Cabaye without replacing him is getting better? This is truly a cunning plan Pards.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    I just love how we always reserve judgment until the next window so we can pretend things will change. Why not make our judgment based on the last window which has already happened and gives us real evidence of Mike’s ambition?

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #23

    We dont have qatar money? U could of fooled me like.

    2 or 3. Thats bloody terrible. We need 5 or 6 good signings to have a chance of europe next season. Anyway lads i think at least 2 signings will b free agents. Probley the other 1 being on loan. So business as usual mr pardew?

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Judgement.

    We will NOT sign the players we need. We NEVER have under ashley. We will continue to play our game of 6 month catch up.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    GT…it was delicious mate 😉 and a very good call o the mango chutney indeed!

    …I even went with a topping of coconut chips….Mmmm!

    And I looked so manly eating it wearing my trilby Bond style 😉

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Pardew is the mouthpiece he enjoys the wind up he is a cockney who thinks northerners are as thick as him.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Sorry didn’t mean to step on your post Mr. Tuff mate. Spot on @18. Isn’t it wonderful when you live in a dreamland like he does? Slowly getting better can mean anything at all. And I’m sure this is his cowardly way of begging Mike for some money in the summer.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    GT…about the slippers have you tried Ikea?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Excellent jesper. Now I’m even hungrier. Harrumph!

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 27, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Pardew clearly means 3 first teamers. Then more on top to cover outgoings. This is how i read it anyway. Whether Ashley will respond in a positive manner remains to be seen. Actually, no it doesn’t….refer to my previous comment 😀

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #31

    No, they’re much too expensive for Mike jesper. I was thinking of some nice hand me downs. Fluffy bunnies sound good for a manly man like Mike.

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #32

    If Luuk De Jong remains even half decent till the end of the season, we will probably sign him. And that could tilt Siem’s capture in our favour. Cabella and Grenier 50% possibility. Donno about any other potential deals.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Mike makes sure he never reads Pard’s comments to the press. That would set a nasty precedent. We can’t have that. Best to just hide in the castle until the last day of the window and then get the helicopter ready.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #34

    GT…when do you go for lunch in Canada?

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #35
  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #36

    We’ve had four years of these stories off Pardew and the squad is going backwards under his retarded stewardship.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #37

    …or should I say in Vancouver 😉

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  • Sazzer

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #38

    IITianToon
    Nothing is set in stone just pointed out the choice Pardew made when he had Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye and Anita all available.

    Not replacing Cabaye will Anita time to find his place in the team. If he take it, then we not sign a player to replace Cabaye but a complement or back up for Anita.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #39

    I never go for lunch in Canada jesper mate. Much too expensive. Best to cross the border and eat in the US. Just kidding mate. Lunch is one of my favourite meals. It’s close in my opinion in importance to breakfast, snack time, afternoon munchies, supper, late dinner, and evening snacks. I like lunch betweein noon and one to allow my tummy to settle for an hour or so.

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  • Sazzer

    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Give Anita time…

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