Hints That Incoming Transfers May Be At An End

With Newcastle having bid for both Loic Remy and Alexandre Lacazette in the last few days and failed to get either through the door, and with the news that Atletico Madrid center-back Toby Alderweireld is attracting attention from Southampton and Arsenal – with the Saints said to be close to signing him – it could be that Newcastle will fail to bring in another player in the 15 hours left of this summer’s transfer window.

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Alan Pardew – it’s been a good window

And we suppose it’s not unexpected that Alan Pardew will still claim this is a good transfer window for the club, and we have signed nine players in Ayoze Perez, Siem de Jong, Jack Colback, Emmanuel Riviere, Remy Cabella, Daryl Janmaat, Facundo Ferreyra (on loan), Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow.

The last two have been loaned straight back to Nottingham Forest to get another season of Championship football under their belts.

Alan Pardew is already practicing what he will say tomorrow on our transfer window as he has said this:

“No other Barclays Premier League club has brought in more players than us this summer. It has therefore been a positive transfer window for Newcastle and we are keen to unlock the potential in this team as quickly possible.”

“In all my time at Newcastle this is the best spirit I have felt around the team and that has to bode well for our short and long-term future. Our new signings have helped create a positive vibe at the training ground right now.”

That’s  the PR side, but the facts are in the four games we have seen this season we still seem to be weak in defense, and we are having great difficulty scoring goals up front, so a center-back and striker would have been great before 11:00 pm tonight.

But that now seems unlikely, and what we may see today is players like Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and some others  go out on loan or be sold permanently by Newcastle.

With nine players brought in,  it’s important the wage bill is kept under control,  which is why some unloading of players is necessary.

If that’s what happens today we will have to hope that our new forwards Manu Riviere, Siem de Jong, Remy Colback, Ayoze Perez and Facundo Ferreyra just need time to settle in and meld together.

But the game on Saturday was worrying, because we seemed so open at the back and still had trouble putting away out chances until young Rolando Aarons cam on after 67 minutes.

Rolando must start the next game for Newcastle – he could be great for us this season – which is what we are hoping.

Alan Pardew has said Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley has given him some good players this summer, so the manager will need to get the very best out of the new squad – that’s what he will judged on this season,  with the rumors  being that Mike Ashley wants a top eight finish this season.

We need some wins quickly in our next few games if we are to get off to a decent start – we were hoping for mote than 2 points from our first three league games.

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29 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #1

    We just couldn’t get nobody over the line. He wouldn’t come.

  • ochytoon

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #2

    We brought in so many because Ashley didn’t have a choice to replace what we’ve lost over the past 18 months. It’s not been successful, it’s been ok.

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone other than me think Cabella looks decidedly short on pace?
    Hopefully Tiote coming in will stiffen the spine of the team as we have no natural ball winner in midfield other than him, IMO.

  • check the toastie

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Pleased the new signings are creating a gud vibe, however once that has warn off, we are back to a record breaking losing run under this Charlatan of a manager.


  • musomag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #5

    If it has been such a good window how come most of us would still like to throw Alan and Mike out of it?

    We’re a long way from having an enjoyable season and it is blatantly obvious where the problems lie within the squad.

    Time to wave goodbye for one of the few players who could singlehandedly win us a few much needed points. Au Revoir HBA. He’ll go at deadline for pennies. Pardew you are a scrotum

  • Santon03

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #6

    This is good transfer window for us even if we don’t get anymore players in, it’s just some people are not satisfied until we spend all our money and go bankrupt.

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Plus, the most glaring omission from any of our signings is a new CB, either a ball winner or a vocal ball player.

    Like it or not Colo is our best at present but does not marshall the back line enough, aye he leads by example but our defensive frailties were exposed all too easily by Palace, it`s gonna be another long season methinks.

  • check the toastie

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Just hope the window closes and Ben Arfa is still here, it will be a travesty if Pardew forces him from this club.


  • WestOzMag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Tiote and Cisse will be like new signings in the eyes of fatman and the cluless one. No new faces needed right??

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #10


    It`s been decent no more than that, no where near bankrupting us though.

    Viewing it as investing in our fortunes is how I`d put it, so sensible input in to critcal areas, i.e strengthening our two most underperforming and needful areas was and is an absolute must.

    We have failed to sefficiently strengthen CF and CB.

  • toon kk

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #11

    There’ll be no more singnings for a couple of years the 2 new players out on loan will be just like new signings! !! Unless Mash needs to buy to keep us up.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #12

    This team will struggle this season
    I am telling you from now , Draw after Draw
    Defeat after Defeat against the last year top 10 teams
    you’ll find yourselfs with January closing with only
    20 – 25 points .

    It haven’t been a good transfers for me

  • Santon03

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #13

    We still have Ferreyra who we haven’t seen what he can do, we still have Cisse who knows after surgery and long lay off he can be good again.
    We still have HBA, he might change and show everyone he has become much better player for the team.
    We are thin in CB area but I’m hoping that Satka and Streete can be as good as Aarons for us when they get a chance.

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #14

    santon03…spot on!!

  • Santon03

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Next transfers will be in January window, need to see what this team can do when the new players already settling in.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Barcelona have put there trust in youth , in the last 2 games a 19 and 18 year olds have both won the games for them,

    we have AC , rolando, abeid champing at the bit to play, our nipper would rather Percy-vie with goofy and obertan ,

    oh the travesty

    roll on hull, I can only dream that after that home defeat he is gone

  • nufcursed

    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #17

    without a new CB and ST this team is not good enough to finish top 10.
    especially not with this joke of a manager.

  • switch365

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #18

    And yet for all this ‘successful’ window has brought us, P45overdue felt the need to play an unfit De Jong on Saturday because he ‘didn’t have enough quality.’

    So which is it Al?

  • WestOzMag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #19

    Santon- so optimistic but do you really think that this will all happen?? Pardew plays 1 up front (i hate it) so when will we see ferreyra as this is the case? Obviously Riviere gets the call up and SDJ plays behind. Cisse may come back great, who knows! HBA is finished in pardew eyes hence why cabella was brought in. Satka and Streete to get a go this season highly unlikely when his bum chum colo willo and fist pump ar first choices.

  • firebug666

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #20


    The simple fact is that all the other teams in the league have or are strengthening, we are not.

    We have replaced the players we have lost over the last 18 months, (well some of them) with like for like. We have not strengthened in vital areas such as central defence or striker and seem unlikely to do so.

    Whilst you may think the likes of Satka or Good can come in and do a job, it’s unlikely, yes some of the young lads did well pre season but that is totally different to the prem.

    We have plenty of money available for transfers, but refuse to spend it where it is needed most. It’s not that the fans are never satisfied (although that’s true of most fans around the world) it’s just the fans can see the problems we have that the club is refusing to fix.

    For the record I am very dissatisfied with our transfer policy, and I expect a poor season as a result.

  • Mag52

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #21

    The Ashley approach to getting in players is very much like some old biddy at the local car boot sale.
    She needs a carving knife to cut the Sunday joint, and there are quite a few for sale, but after haggling over the prices she ends up buying a penknife, three spoons and a fork all of which she got at ‘bargain’ prices.
    She gets home, empties her purchases on the table, and says ‘The joint’s ready Alan, see what you can do with this lot’.

  • Santon03

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #22


    pard play 1 striker, so if we bought another one then how many strikers will be on the bench?
    Armstrong, Riviere, Campbell, Cisse, Ferreyra, Perez are all strikers.
    Satka and Streete will play at some point if we are challenging for both cups. I don’t think both Willo and Colo can play all the games.
    Btw I’m so happy Willo get his 1st goal, I’m quite surprise that he was the furthest forward.

  • Santon03

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #23


    I’m happy with everything, just wish different manager.

  • WestOzMag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Yes we have all those ST’s but can we name one who is a consistent proven EPL scorer who can guarantee us 20+goals. I can’t, hence why i feel the need to spend money. Diego Costa is a prime example. Spend the cash you get quality.
    I disagree that sakta and streete will get a game if challenging for the cups. Can you if we get to the qtr’s?? even if Colo and Willo dnt play all games then Taylor the unrealiable comes in, who is next after him? Mbwia will be gone? Imagine if colo willo get injured when we have that tough dec run in the fixtures. I’d like to mention the shocking decision to play anita at rb in the dying stages of the match. it was his marking on Kelly that cost us the goal purely based on height. Pretty sure Mbiwa was on the bench.

  • WestOzMag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Firebug 666 I agree. Im not happy with the transfer policy too. I have done a mock tally on the fixture list for points that I think we will get and it doesn’t look good.

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #26


    You’re right, there’s no.more I comers til January and again, Ashley’s managing the finances as though there was no money available.

    Yee, keep a grip on the finances but we’ve been crying out for a quality CB and striker for months and the cynic in me tells me that any moves to recruit Remy and Lacazette have been nowt more than spin. They’ve known that those two wouldn’t be available. What happens if Cisse breaks down?

    I can’t hold Pardew responsible for Ashley’s actions and he must be as frustrated as hell – again, he’ll be expected to manage with limited resources. He’ll not be sacked unless he really fouls up or speaks out and like him.or not, we’re stuck with him.

    So, while Pardew does have limitations and won’t walk (would you walk from a well paid job if I didn’t have to? I wouldn’t!), we’ll have no choice than to look forward to yet another season of frustration and fan discontent.

    I hope that any profits previously accrued will be regarded as cash carried forward each year n the accounts and the pile becomes such that it’ll allow Ashley to call in the club’s debt and sell the club at a price which reflects its potential.

    What hope of that in the near future?

  • nufc 11

    Sep 1, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #27

    We will never win games without a solid back 4 games can be grind out so for me it would have to be a defender preferably a cb that can play lb a shouter a organiser a leader.

  • GeordieDan

    Sep 1, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #28

    “A positive transfer window” that has addressed NONE of our problems from last season and created even more!!!!

    Well if we get nobody else in we’re F****D and even Pardew surely has no chance of keeping his job when were 10 games in with 4 or 5 point on the board. 6 if we’re lucky.

    This whole “the group is the closest/most positive I’ve had” bullshit is classic Pardew drivel. Once we lose a couple more games we’ll see how quickly the new lads realised just what a clueless gobshite he is and Pardews bullshit train will be full steam ahead by then.

    Ah, feels like last season all over again already. Happy days! >?\

  • Owldman

    Sep 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #29

    I dont honestly think we have any intention of signing anyone else, itll the same old story we tried but teams just wouldn’t sell or the asking price was too much, or the player wanted too much money, or his agent was asking for a large signing on fee, the excuses will just keep coming.The evidence we need a striker has been evident since we lost out on Remy, but Ashley just cant seem to grasp it.He was at the match on Saturday & it was obvious to every supporter in SJP.


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