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Pardew – We’ll Bring In Some Quality This Summer

9:03 am, Saturday, March 29th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team are very busy at the moment looking at some new players that Newcastle can bring in over the summer months, which should be very busy, as Newcastle try to add some quality to their current squad.

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Graham Carr – Newcastle’s Chief Scout

The main need in the summer is to bing in some decent strikers, as the two fit strikers we have today in Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong are really struggling for goals, although Loic Remy should be back next Saturday for the home game against Manchester United.

Newcastle also need to bring some creativity into the side, which we lost when Yohan Cabaye was sold in January to PSG for £20M, half way through the season, and that transfer has hurt the team if not the finances, and we could have finished higher up in the league if  Yohan had still been around.

Newcastle will have to spend some big money on strikers in the summer, and Alan Pardew had this to say about that particular topic

“I don’t think that is something we are fazed by.” “We’re aware of that – Mike is conscious of that too.” “That’s the most important thing, that he understands that – which he does.”

“We have a good record with strikers.” “I have a good record as manager with strikers.” “We had Demba Ba here and we knew that would be a big loss, which it was.”

“We replaced him with Loic.” “If we don’t manage to secure Loic we will have to replace it again.” “That comes down to your scouting team of Graham Carr and his crew and myself making sure we get the right player,  who will get the goals for us.”

“The bottom line really is that we know what we have to do in the summer.” “We’ve got to bring in a bit more quality. You can’t fault the players for the effort and the commitment.”  “If we aren’t good enough at the moment,  all we can do is keep banging on the door.”

Newcastle may struggle a bit through the end of the season, and we have certainly been finding it difficult  with Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy both out injured, and now Tim Krul will miss at least the next two games.

It’s a big opportunity for  some players to come in and take their chance, and at the moment Paul Dummett is doing that, and the local Kenton lad has now made 15 appearances for the side this season with one goal

So it’s been a breakthrough season for Paul – and now we need to see one or two more of our younger players to start making the first team.

Comments welcome.

Note: Andrew Todd is a passionate Geordie first, and a final year student at De Montfort University second, and he’s busy working on his dissertation. His questionnaire is only for people in the UK Retail Sector, and takes only a few minutes to complete here it is.

Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at sean4eva@hotmail.co.uk or sean4eva09 on twitter.



Tags: Paul Dummett · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Niafron @4,
    So you got some positives from our drubbing? In truth, so did I! Today, this IS our cup final, they must give everything they have, TO WIN. It’s only Southampton, come on.
    Archeo, went to your site, interesting (though didn’t understand a lot!). I just thought YOU were an ancient magpie yourself :) Would you be able to guess a ‘date’ on an ancient 4 m. androgynous statue I’ve found over in the occupied area? A Harvard archaeologist did take a guess, but she wasn’t sure either. Probably not in your area…

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Someone needs to put some restrictions on what Mr. Pardew says. With freedom if speech comes great responsibility!

    …he is starting to sound middle class and uneducated, to use his own words…more or less ;)

  • 3 archaeomag // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    @cyprus
    Interested in anything and everything; super cool arch – very important hub.
    . . and what with less and less football to watch . . .

  • 4 cyprus // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Hey Jesper,
    I did tell AP to refer to you on the multiple intelligences thing, did you see a couple threads back? Hope you don’t mind.

  • 5 niafron // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    @Cyprus

    Quiet simply, will watch this game cause i enjoy each NUFC’s game, no matter what is at stake.

  • 6 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Pardew could misuse many more players and still say they aren’t good enough.

    He doesn’t know how to develop a good side to watch.

    He simply isn’t good enough himself.

    If we had Messi up front he would have no service. He wouldn’t win headers and would become frustrated at nobody passing, overlapping and moving around him. He would look at lot worse than he should do. That would be down to pathetic management. Alan Pardew’s pathetic management.

    He’d probably shun him out to the flanks where he’d be forced to track back, like Cisse and Tevez. If he didn’t, or when Pardewed, he may well lose his place.

    Ashley and Pardew, please get out of the club.

  • 7 archaeomag // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    I confess I gave up on Tuesday – first game ever.
    I had more important things to be miserable about

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    You lot are a happy bunch this morning, Jeff, Belfast, manxpie and Ciaran haven’t even come on yet, god it’s going to be a long day today.

  • 9 toon kk // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    New players they’ll have to be a bargain or a chancer, I cant see more than 14mill available for transfers.
    We’ll struggle again next season it’s how NUFC works.

  • 10 cyprus // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Messi on the bench for not tracking and winning headers, love it, lol.

    Archeo, may post a pic of that statue (if I find it) for you to see. It’s pretty cool, a bearded goddess or whatever, lying down… completely out of the way, not a tourist attraction. Ask any Cypriot, he won’t know about it!

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Pardew loves to blow his own trumpet. His ego bursts through like the Hulk out of Bruce Banner.

    In this case, the Headbutting Hulk of Incompetentville.

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Support the team today and stop moaning like a bunch of victor meldrews

    I DONT BELIEVE IT

    Ha ha ha

  • 13 Marty-Toon // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    We seem to think and believe that Ashley will add 7 players to the team this coming window.
    Don’t know where that came from but can’t see more than 3 first teamers coming in and maybe the other 4 for the development squad or reserves.
    Pards says Dummett is like Lallana in his early days,the thing is with our club do we bring him on as a player or will he stagnate?
    Do we really have the best coaches to bring the best out of players?
    Beardo was a top player and Stone was decent but that doesn’t make em great coaches.
    We will see what happens with our young uns,Armstrong hopefully will get as much playing time as Dummett.
    Dummett has made progress yet a lot of mistakes and Collo has to cover him a lot,yet if Armstrong or any striker r.e De Jong don’t score goals within a few games then they’re benched or crap.
    Strikers don’t get the same timeframe with fans.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Cyprus…yeah yeah mate I saw it ;)

    …no problem!

    I think I am starting to see what the problem is here – we can only teach our youngsters what we know and our only short comings can quickly become their short comings!

    Maybe that is what’s Newcastle’s problem and SOTON’s benefit?

  • 15 archaeomag // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    @cyprus – be a honour, theres a contact me on my blog or leave a comment and we can sort it out.
    . .. .I even come on here when the ballance of my mind is disturbed by football.

    [But its like the Financial Times with everybody talking about money most days.]

  • 16 Marty-Toon // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Good old Victor Meldrew :-)

  • 17 Marty-Toon // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Still think that Ben Arfa would be better in the Messi role and more dangerous than out on the right,leave him in there creating space and he’d get us goals off De Jong or Cisse’s touch.
    He’d be able to turn over most CB’s

  • 18 microbar // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team are very busy at the moment looking at some new players that Newcastle cant afford.

  • 19 Crawfordladd17 // Mar 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    We need 2 top strikers, like Ba and I think Danny Ings from Burnley can be about the same standard as Jay Rodriquez. 2 wingers to because we are crying out for creativey out wide, Sissoko is decent there but Gourffan is a bit inconstant, as is HBA. A midfielder in the middle of the part, even get Cabella, Griener and a top winger like for the midfield I would be happy with that, and a centre back because well Colo will leave, M’Bwia and S.Taylor are crap but I think M’Bwia will be good in a year or so decent back up for now and Williamson has done really well for us, even Davies from Hull who we could of got 4 years ago.




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