Ashley Could Get Involved In Newcastle’s Transfer Business


The news after the final game of the season was that Newcastle wanted to move quickly this summer in the transfer market, and get their business done before the World Cup started on June 12th – well today is June 12th and we’ve signed Ayoze Perez for £1.6M from Tenerife and free agent Jack Colback from Sunderland, and they are two very decent signings – but Newcastle have failed to make a breakthrough signing so far this summer.

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Lee Charnley, Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley
Excuse me Mike – I’m Alan Pardew 


It was never realistic to complete the transfer business early , especially in a World Cup year, but we’re sure Lee Charnley was hoping to get one or two key signings through the door by now, maybe a top striker and a top central midfield player to replace Yohan Cabaye.

Newcastle have (as usual) been linked with some good players this summer – including Siem de Jong, Bafe Gomis,Remy Cabella, Clement Grenier, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Wilfried Bony and others – and signing one of those players would have been a major signing, but Newcastle haven’t done that.

Mike Ashley will know this is a crucial transfer window for the club, after we lost seven of our last eight league games and were the second bottom club in the league based on league results this year.

It was also a crucial transfer window eighteen months ago, when Newcastle were threatened with relegation, and after we were beaten by Reading 2-1 at home,  Mike managed to bring in four Frenchman into the club in the following five days.

And if no breakthrough is seen at Newcastle soon, we could see Mike again play a much bigger role in trying to get players into the club.

Our major targets this year are strikers and wingers – strikers because we have lost Loic Remy, Luuk de Jong and Shola Ameobi this summer, and wingers because we are willing to sell Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux.

We also need somebody to replace Yohan Cabaye in central midfield – and we really need some creativity in the side – and of course Clement Grenier could be almost perfect for Newcastle, but it appears that Arsenal are now interested in the 23 year-old French International.

If there is no breakthrough during the World Cup – then look for Mike Ashley to get a lot more involved in Newcastle’s transfer business come mid-July.

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15 comments so far

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    The Oxford English Dictionary has included a new verb: to pardew; used more commonly in the passive: to be pardewed; defined as destroying or severely hindering the prospects of potential world footballing talent by means of bad management.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Even Mike Ashley has been Pardew’d

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #3

    We have Cabayes’ replacement – Jack “I want to go to West ‘Am” Colback. Well I do not think he’s a replacement but Percy “Pinocchio” Parsnip no doubt will.
    I see a couple of the Pro Percy Parsnip Brigade, aka the Legion of Dishonour, the Jam Tomorrow Brigade or the Flat Earth Society have appeared on the blog after weeks of hiding.
    The Mad Greengrocer from the Heed appears and cannot help but reverting back to norm to insult folk.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    What involvement ? Saying over the phone ‘yes, you can pay the asking price’ instead of ‘offer half the asking price, we don’t need him to finish tenth this year’.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley needs to up the wage cap. Then we can progress as a football club.

    We have all this new TV money income, it’s only right we up the wage bill and get the necessary players in that can give us that quality in depth.

    But hold on, we may do well!

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    who says our trophy cabinet is empty

    Newcastle United were honoured to win the award for best Matchday Hospitality Experience in a Large Stadium at the the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2014, held at Hull City FC last week.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    MisterTuff,
    Good afternoon.
    I was going to make a similar comment on Low full meg but couldn’t find the energy. Jeff from Benwell will no doubt be on soon reminding us of how bad it was pre PL, before kindly inviting us to drink with him in the Howitzer.

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  • jimBOB

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    have to say, I love the PARDEWED analogy, I really hope it follows him around. it reminds me of the film Kingpin when everyone that F’*ks up gets labeled with a ‘Munson’. hahaha

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    To all the people hating on Pardew, whats gona be the crack this time next season when we once again finish in the top ten with very little progression in squad depth?

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    please please ashley give yourself a free transfer

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    they said most of our deals will be done before world cup or smth.

    and after world cup all the player prices are gonna rocket up and we know what that means.

    so colback is cabaye replacement and ayoze is remy replacement. we are about done for transfers in the window. left only selling the unwanted players.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Low Fell Mag

    Yes you are entitled to go to games mate and I’m happy that you believe your supporting the team by doing so, ask yourself this:

    – Where is the money going that’s generated by the club? this club can’t function on support alone it needs money!!

    Any player will tell you they’d rather play in front of no crowd rather than a hostile one, so protesting at the game doesn’t help the team it impacts on the players in a negative way.

    Booing every-time pards comes out has a negative effect on the players so doesn’t support the team.

    You keep going mate and feed the CANCER that KILLING our club, keep showing

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail -afternnoon. I had previously thought that most of the pro Percy camp fell away on the blog as even they could not support the poor football. They appear not to have vanished completely but are hiding in the wings -to suddenly appear – after a bit of “good news” such as a signing – viz the appearance today of the Mad Greengrocer (aka Cabage heed).
    As you suggest the next one will be the Howlett Hall Heedbanger – who promotes luring bloggers into said establishment to beat them up – he probably would not like it if I turned up and rammed one of his aerials right up his jacksie -he wouldn’t be so loose with the gums then.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 12, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #14

    And in that trophy cabinet of ours sitting in all’s its glory is the Japan cup.Oh those happy days.

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  • adwend

    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #15

    I heard Newcastles trophy room got broke into on Monday police are looking for a black and white carpet lol

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