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Pardew – We’re Doing Everything We Can

9:44 am, Saturday, June 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew must be back at his office at Benton preparing for the pre-season,  which will start up in a couple of weeks time, and he has again been interviewed in the Chronicle today.

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Alan Pardew – doing everything we can

Alan was asked about how the transfer dealings are coming along:

“The key signings, the strikers, are obviously the toughest ones to get over the line.” “They kind of hedge their bets a little bit and we have got a little bit of that going on.”

“They will all start securing up when pre-season is back in swing and they are focused on clubs.” “That’s when we start to see real activity.”

“We’re doing everything we can at the moment to be in the loop with the ones that we want to be in the loop with,  and hopefully we will get the signings we want.”

We have signed Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez at the moment, but we were expecting a lot more players to have been signed by now – but Newcastle seem to have been knocked back by a number of our top targets.

The unfortunate thing about that is we will have to go down the list of our targets, and our signings will not be our top ones.

And we need to get some strikers in quickly since Papiss Cisse, who is still recovering from a broken knee-cap, is the only senior striker we have at Newcastle at the moment.

Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Luuk de Jong all left, and Papiss didn’t particularly have a good goal-scoring season last term either.

We have been linked with Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Burnley’s Danny Ings, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, Enner Valencia of Mexican club Pachuca, and long term target Bafe Gomis, but no success yet in the striker department.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toon22 // Jun 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Here is where Mr Tubbs finds out he aint getting a top striker cheap,he isnt going to be able to bully the price down this time.
    If you add in the unrest,low wages and the total lack of ambition we aint going to attract much are we.

  • 2 Average_Contents // Jun 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    We’ve heard it all before pardspew so button it you waste of spunk!

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 21, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Same sh1t different window

  • 4 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    It’s pretty simple really, if we don’t sign 5/6 decent players we are relegation fodder. FCB needs to learn this. He needs to put his money where is mouth is or fcuk off and sell us!!

  • 5 scout // Jun 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Over the line???

    the old ones are the best

  • 6 Matt // Jun 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I’m glad this lassoga deal has allegedly fallen thru think he would be another flop anyway in my option we need some pacey strikers something apart from we have lacked for years since bellamy,with pardews style we gonna need a target man maybe Lucia troare if Everton don’t get him

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Alan Pardew July 8th 2013

    “I’m not sure what the worry would be on that.” “It is no different to what we had before.” “Graham comes up with one or two suggestions,”

    “I come up with one or two suggestions and we probably have a list of four that will take the team forward.” “We present that to Joe.”

    “And Joe presents that to the owner.” “Joe has to dress that up to the owner in terms of finance and how is it going to work.”

    “Then Lee Charnley comes in and hopefully we get the player over the line.” “I think that is no different to what we had before.”

    “Joe’s experience of what he’s had as a manager, Mike feels that he probably knows the scene slightly better than Derek Llambias in Mike’s opinion.”

    “As far as I am concerned the most important factor for Joe is transfers.” “You could say he is not fulfilling the role that Derek had to a degree.”

    “But Secretary Lee Charnley will fill the other part of the role.” “He has great experience and has done a brilliant job for us.”

    “Between myself, Lee and Joe we hope to get some transfers over the line, and some out by the way, because the squad is a little thick in some areas.”

    So what exactly has changed other than getting shot of the drunk they couldn’t keep quiet?

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Jun 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I wonder whether this “loop” that Pardew refers to has anything to do with that mythical “line” we struggle to get players over.

    Here we all imagined a straight line, but if it is looped, then we must concede that it could be quite tricky business getting someone over it.

    Sorry Mike and Alan, I take back anything I’ve ever said about your transfer dealings. You’re doing a top job…you keep in that loop…you have our looping support!

    Loop it, loop it all.

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    BS didn’t Lee say 1 or 2 players a season?

    and never guess what we have 2 new signings so I wouldn’t expect anyone else to come through.

    at the moment we have 2 strikers Cisse & Gouffran but Cisse is injured and Gouffran gets played out of position so we are left with Campbell & Armstrong.

    but for some reason iv’e got a sneaky feeling Pardew is going to use Obertan as our main striker along with Cisse when he recovers

  • 10 lesh // Jun 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    But if Newcastle United was an attractive proposition (like what it was when Keegan was manager first time), players’d jumpcat the chance to join us.

    As it is, we’re a club with no aim to win things, a cheapskate owner, an academy that seems to fail young talent and a manager who fails to exploit and develop players’ talents.

    Is it any surprise that players aren’t exactly fighting to join us?

  • 11 lesh // Jun 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    How very perceptive to question the loop and the line.

    Of course they’re linked – the line is formed into a loop and loops as we all know are circular.

    So, we continue to go round in ever decreasing circles, achieving nothing!

  • 12 bobby mango // Jun 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Oh f off Pardew. If we were doing everything we can we’d have had strikers by now. We’re doing everything Ashley is willing to do (i.e. bid half the price of a player’s value)

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 21, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    So the ‘loop’ is the new word for the devious one?

    Goal posts have moved again. First it’s before the World Cup starts, then it’s difficult whilst World Cup is on. He’s so full of it it’s unreal. Perez the development player and a squad filler so far in 3 windows. Unacceptable.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • 14 Ericles // Jun 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    So at last Pardew has admitted he is ‘loop the loop’. All the signs are is that they are paving the way to sell Ben Arfa, and others after the World Cup is over. Brazil is a shop window just like St James Park has become – especially now that Steptoe and Son are running NUFC.

  • 15 usmagpie // Jun 21, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Alan stand up for yourself and stop being a doormat, the reason strikers are not coming is due to the fact that we offer 8 million and the other club wants 9 million and Cashley is to stingy to give the club what they want because in his eyes he is a business man and its all about telling his best friends how great he was in negotiating the players he wanted on his terms. So Alan tell it how it is because this line of chat goes back years as the same old same old, we have had enough of the line “We are trying everything we can “. We as fans call Bull – Sh#$ on that line because you cannot be trying everything as money talks and Bull – Sh #$ walks!~!!!!!!!!!!!




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