Still More Signings At Newcastle Possible

It seems like Newcastle still have some transfer targets for this summer, and we could still see more players come through the door before the summer transfer window slams (very) shut on Monday, September 1st.

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Charnley, Pardew and Ashley

Alan Pardew has talked to the Shields Gazette today and this is what he said:

“I don’t think we’re short of anything because if I look at my roster, it’s full up.” “I actually haven’t got a spare place on the roster. I think, ideally, managers always want more players, and they always want more quality, but I’m not going to bemoan where I’m at.”

“We’ve got good strikers in the building.” “But I don’t think that in terms of us in the transfer market it’s something we’ve completely given up on.”

“We’re still looking at it and we’ve got our finger on the pulse. We’ve done that very well this summer.”  “Myself, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr have known about every transfer that’s gone through and been involved in everything that’s in our ability to bring to the football club,”

“I don’t want to talk about speculation – that’s all it is,” he said. “We’ve been linked with a number of players. So where do I stop and start with that?

“At the moment we’ve a group and they’re all Newcastle players at the moment.” “There’s no one imminently coming into this building at the moment.”

“If we didn’t get another player in, I ‘d be fine and I’d quite happily attack the season with what we’ve got.”

You could read what Alan says and conclude the transfer window is closed as far as Newcastle are concerned.

And Newcastle are in a good position right now, because we’ve bought well so far this summer, and nine players must be the most we’ve brought in during a transfer window for a long long time, and we have some quality in there too.

And it’s probably because of that success that the recruitment team at Newcastle (Ashley, Charnley, Pardew, Carr and Finance Director John Irving) are still looking at more players coming in.

And that could include a center-back and another striker – and it seems to us that Newcastle are ready to wheel and deal right up until the end of the window.

So keep your seat belts fastened.

The transfer window closes two weeks on Monday – 16 days left.

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18 comments so far

  • Slank

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1


    Yep I’m a 68 generation.

    None of this ‘young adults are paying for it now ‘.

    There were no ‘bank of mum and dad’ when I was young. We had to work and save.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Slank…you retired in your 50tees, housing were affordable and a good pension scheme!

    …the youth today have to work until they are 70, housing in not affordable and pension get cut all the time.

    There will be no otium for these kids 😉

  • tequilamag

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    If young adults are paying for anything it is not the fault of their parents.Try pointing the finger at the banks and the government who destroyed the unions and made full employment a thing of the past and who demonise the poor.
    Nothing like a permanent pool of unemployed to keep wages low.

  • ToonTiger

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Isnt squad numbers 5 & 12 vacant?

    Richards/other defender no.5
    Midfielder no.12

    2+2 type post but 2 more over the line would be nice.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Who is that hawk faced young man, goddammnit!

  • Graeme

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    It looks to me that P45DUE has made his bed and could regret it. With these comments, if recorded accurately, he has removed any hiding place if there is a repeat of last season.

    With those words, I expect to see the strongest team possible playing in every single game, cup-ties included.

    If we end up on a run like the 2nd half of last season, he really has no option but resign – at least that would be true of an honourable man!!!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Lots of those is football are there?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Tequila…this has nothing to do with the banks. That is an entirely different discussion for another time. Join the fun banter if you like but please no side -tracking mate 🙂

  • magicbus

    Aug 16, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Well we have the money to buy seeing as what we have spent so far has come from the last 2 players we sold.

  • tequilamag

    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper if you can`t see the link between the wrecked hopes of young people which you brought up and the banks then you are blind to what is going around you. And please refrain from telling me what I can and cannot say.

  • lesh

    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11


    Slank’s right and unfortunately, it appears that governments are adopting a strategy of blaming us boring old farts for the difficulties facing the younger generation. Please try not to fall for it.

    Yes, the young may face difficulties but their prospects aren’t helped by the politics of greed and profit that we live under. Most people are expected to live in a climate of uncertainty and low wages leaving them little to set aside for their futures.

    Meanwhile, the rich get richer. Look at our club’s owner for example – he’s worth billions of pounds while the majority of Sports Direct employees are expected to live their lives without knowing how many hours they will be required to work – the work for which they will be paid by the hour and at a relatively low rate.

    Many in the UK are forced to rely on community food banks to feed their families – let alone plan for their medium/ long-term futures.

    Its not the fault of Slank, for example, that this situation prevails – it is the fault of governments that do nothing to curb the excesses of the rich while wasting billions on greed-fuelled excursions into Iraq and Libya for example.

    Please go easy on us old farts, we’ve endured hardship too.

    However, howay the lads and give us reason to smile.


    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12

    We are linked with more than 100 players everytime a window comes around !

    The hidden message in this post is :

    Thats it lads, no-one else will be signed this time around?

    It will very much surprise me if we sign anyone else now?

    We still don,t have a proven goal scorer in the squad so whos going to score all the goals?

  • WestOzMag

    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    @Newexpatmagpie Oh but we have Teddy sheringham aka siem de jong according to the clueless one

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14


    your a knob 🙂

    it’s taken him a long time to spend that kind of money, and 42 million for ozil was a total waste , not worth half that amount ,


    Aug 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Its not Rocket science mon?

    Everybody knows the players we need, at least one striker and a strong CB to replace Cabaye! Tiote is good but he,s injured more often than not and disappears to Africa for a three week period every year.

    Plus the SDJ who i know spent most of last season injured at Ajax last year, most of the people i know here ( Ajax fans ) were pleased to see the back of him !

    His brother Luuk is now across here at PSV, feel sorry for him actually, Messi would of failed in the Team we had playing in the second half of last season ?

    Luuk will be better this year in the Eeeredivisie in Holland ?

    Which still leaves us needing at least two players signed, something i think just aint going to happen anytime soon ?

  • tequilamag

    Aug 16, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Catchy you do realise you are depriving some poor Norwegian of the post of village idiot.

  • andyctoon

    Aug 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Can anyone tell me who the young lad is in the pic in the article…hes always around mr padrew???

  • WLtoon

    Aug 17, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #18

    According to other article,s .Pardew has 40 mil to spend, so take away the money he,s already spent and that leaves 5 M to spend on a striker and or a CB. Not a lot of scope there then eh.


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