Difficult To Get Success With Our Finances – Pardew

Alan Pardew has been looking at what Southampton have been spending over the last two seasons, and it’s a lot more than Newcastle have spent, and the Newcastle manager is again talking about how difficult it is to be successful, with the finances as they are at the Tyneside club.

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Alan Pardew – difficult to get success

Newcastle have had a decent season and we are currently in 8th place in the league,  with the Saints one point behind us, but there has never been any relegation worries for Newcastle this season, which is different to last season.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“We’ve definitely spent less money than them over the last two years,” “I don’t know if we are criticized. We are in some quarters, but the picture gets a bit cloudy with us sometimes.”

“We’re a big club with 52,000 fans so that means we have to get success, but it’s very difficult to get success with the finance as it is.”

“We’re going to stick with the game plan that we have and the structure that we have. We have a decent opportunity this summer to take this club forward because we have a good base to the squad, but we need some quality to come in.”

“It’s a battle that I think both sides are looking at when you are around about each other, you want to prove that you are better.”
“I was at Tottenham last weekend and Southampton were terrific and really should have got something out of the game. I know they are looking forward to the game as well.

“We are above them at the minute. We have had a season where we have lost a big player halfway through and we have had nowhere near the funding that Southampton have got, so in some ways, you could argue we have been battling against the tide here a little bit.”

Of course in the last two transfer windows we have brought in only two loan players in Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong, but as things stand at the moment it looks like neither will be joining Newcastle this summer for different reasons.

Southampton have bought Jay Rodriquez, Victor Wanyama, Gaston Ramirez and Dejan Lovren for an outlay of around £40M since last year at this time, and the first two of those players were even linked with Newcastle, so that’s about £37M more than Newcastle have spent in the last two windows.

But Newcastle’s finances seem to be in good order in terms of profit and loss, with the club making £9.9M in the financial year through last June and we should make a lot more than that in this financial year.

So surely there’s going to be a lot more money to spend in the future, and certainly this summer, and the news is that we intend to bring in six or seven new players.

Not sure why Pardew is bringing up the finances again, although it’s true we’ve spent almost nothing in the last year on new players.

Perhaps it’s that  Ashley is being stingy again this summer, but that would be a huge mistake, since we need some good players brought in over the summer months.

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17 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Now that’s new excuse.

  • cyprus

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #2

    AP, Previous article:
    What you on about? Middle class and education does not equal intelligence! Is you thick man. In any case, footballers tend to have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence (see Gardner or Jesper for more info)…

    On this: Come on man, we are playing Southampton, not Barca! Your panic WILL transfer to the players! Just play the game, think positive, talk positive, aim for a result!
    BTW, our wage bill is 8th highest we aren’t exactly Conference League.

  • cyprus

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #3

    So, AP,
    you got me into reading about all that is so much better than us, at mega-club Southampton:


    Wow. Ex-director Cortese was a jerk (e.g. team legends turned away if they didn’t pay to get in – how would you like that Alan S?). Club owner, Katharina Liebherr lives over in Switzerland, is only honouring her deceased father’s hobby and has met Pochettino… twice. NUFC fans would love that kind of ownership 😉

  • archaeomag

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Good Knowledge; too much wishful thinking about our ownership, and our imagined glory days.
    Not sure I warm to Pochettino – but he is a first class coach.

  • anthc

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Our income should dwarf that of southamptons all day long. What he should say is ashley wont go into the red to invest in the team as many other teams have and is more interested in balancing the books (making as much money as he can). Southampton are a good side but we should be better in all honesty.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Just re-arranging my office and came across a copy of the Last Football Pink printed
    December 17th-18th 2005
    West Ham 2 Newcastle 4 ‘Owe Yes! Michaels hat-trick seals brilliant away victory’
    Looking at the tale makes interesting reading:
    top reading down
    Man utd
    NEWCASTLE UNITED – 8th position

    bottom Sunderland

    fast forward 9 years – nowt much changed

    well not quite:
    Teams in Premiership not there anymore: Charlton, Wigan, Blackburn, Middlesboro, Portsmouth and Birmingham.

    Could do with a away win today too!!!!

  • archaeomag

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #7

    To be fair – as he sees it – we are already over £100 mill in the red due to his own miscalculation.
    The KK glory days were financed by mortgaging everything that was not nailed down including future ticket sales.

  • niafron

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • archaeomag

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Bonjour il fait plurr ici dans le nord

  • niafron

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #10

    I hardly see the link between our finances and the way this team play since 3 seasons.

    You do not need 100 millions to tell the players they got to keep the ball on the ground…

  • cyprus

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Bonjour Niafron. What’s going to happen today then?

  • Ciaran

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #12


    Yet they financially back the manager and have an Academy that is the envy of most teams in the country. Compared to Mike Ashley I am pretty sure most NUFC fans would prefer that kind of ownership.

    I don’t care how many times the owner meets the manager or whether club legends get freebies or not. Should I if the owner is willing to back a young ambitious attack-minded manager?

  • beermonkey

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #13

    to be honest it would be better if pards just shut up about the finances, facts are we have 10mill profit and 20,mill from player sale
    to say we cant compete with teams that have 20k a week less than us through the door is ridicules
    the club chooses not to compete we have not bought a player in the last 2 windows by choice not finances

    does he really think we that thick,

  • niafron

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #14


    Plurr? What the hell is that?


    Nothing. Like all satudays since we’re out of the cup.

  • archaeomag

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #15

    le drizzle – got lost in translation.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #16


    You such a hypocrite

    Having a go at me for calling Belfast a prick when last night you called pardew one

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Mar 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    When this imbecile says we have a good base does he mean that most are players are leaving and will start from scratch?


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