Former Newcastle Star Upbeat On Summer Transfers

Newcastle have signed nine good players so far this season, and even the most negative of Newcastle United fans would have to admit the club have done well in this summer’s transfer window.

Well maybe not. 😀

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John Beresford – former Newcastle left back

Former Newcastle left back John Beresford spent six years at the club from 1992, and he’s been interviewed in the Shields Gazette today, and John seems positive about the summer transfer window, although he thinks Newcastle still need a striker who can get us 15-20 goals next season..

This is what John has said:

“The signings have given the club a lift,” “Looking at them, you can see they are the kind of players that will fit into how Pardew wants to play.””

“Hopefully, they’ll be round about the top six this season.”  Looking at Newcastle in the first half of last season, they were able to get a goal even when they weren’t playing well.”

“That gives you confidence. When you haven’t got that, it gives you a different mentality. You’re on the back foot – you’re trying to hold on to a 0-0.”

“That’s obviously where they needed to improve this summer. Looking at the signings, you don’t see a 15-20-goal striker. Hopefully, they’ll bring one in.”

“I think the club has to forget about Loic Remy, but the club needs that type of player.”  “You always want a good game to start the season. It’s nice to play a top team, and Newcastle have got the Champions, Manchester City.”

“It’s a great game for Newcastle – it’s a win-win.”  “You’d expect Man City to be competing for the title again, and I just think Newcastle can catch them out a little bit if they play to their ability.”

We agree with John and think Loic Remy is now a lost cause for Newcastle, simply because he’s shown no interest in wanting to join Newcastle permanently, so maybe he will stray at QPR, as we reported yesterday.

But there are not too many strikers available who can get you that 15-20 goals a season, so the last 17 days of the transfer window will still be important to Newcastle.

But exactly who we can get in to strengthen our strike force is a good question.

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9 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Tony Watt was on loan there from Celtic last year, signed for Liege this summer on a 5 year deal. I remember he played in that cracking game against Barca a few years back. Looked lightning quick and a decent prospect, not to mention notching the winner.

    Will be worth keeping an eye on definitely. I am liking the fact Scottish players are heading abroad, pushing themselves in different environments. We don’t see enough of that from English players because of the money available in the top 2 divisions.

  • Slank

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #2


    ‘…..A few Scottish players are looking to go abroad….’

    If the Jockanese vote Yes for independence then that could be England but they will need a visa and work permit first !

  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Ricards yes please….not only is he versatile but he is also immense in the air, a goal threat from corners something we don’t have at the minute. I would play him at RB but certainly at CB…A position which should be familiar to him as he’s played as a CB longer than he’s played FB. Because Richards is so good in the air I’d have him in place Colo and partner him with MYM

  • Beatroll25

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4


    The Jockanese won’t want to come here because even if you are talented, skilled and have tons of experience, when you are foreign you end up doing terrible jobs when you get to this country.

    I doubt the next Scottish footballing stars will be happy at having to flog aftershave in a nightclub toilet.

    On a serious note though I think half the issue with the Scottish team has been due to the English game. They come down here and find themselves quickly being signed by Championship clubs and that quickly becomes their level.

    Better to go abroad and play in a similar strength division but with better players and better coaching/training facilities. More young English players should do the same. Go abroad rather than play in the
    Championship or warm the bench of the PL clubs.

    That’s why I was amazed Eric Dier signed for Spurs.

  • ToonTiger

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Our toon I’d have to agree and maybe push colo fwd to cdm instead of cheik

  • Beatroll25

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Our Toon

    If we were to play him at CB I would play him with M’bwia too.

    That CB pairing, if they could hit top form, would be frightening.

  • kuwaiti_geordie

    Aug 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Spot on johnny B …
    And for those who think our defense is crap this defense got us 5th not too long ago
    Colo deservedly in prem team of the year
    And they managed 5th until december time last year ..which is about when our midfield and strikers started ball watching for the rest of the season!
    Better midfield this year and much better competition for striker position in Manu Chucky and cisse

  • thepict

    Aug 15, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Slank and Beatroll what are Jockanes yea febs

  • NOVA2967

    Aug 15, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Not trying to be negative but we have only spent 3 million dollars after the sale of cabeye and debuchy.
    Plus the spine of the team which is most important has got worse,ei…

    remy > any new striker
    Cabeye> colback/anita
    Plus Debuchy > Janmaat

    But I can only have faith in Pardew as he seems happy with it and he will have no excuses after this season.


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