Surprising Poll Results On Newcastle’s Summer Transfers


Maybe it’s because we have just over 1,000 readers having so far cast their votes,  but 70% of fans think the summer transfer window has not been a good one for Newcastle, and that’s  a surprise.

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The basic recruitment team – missing is Graham Carr

It could be that the events of last Monday have had a negative effect impact, but we did bring in nine players this summer, more than we have for a long time.

Let’s have your vote so we get a cross-section of Newcastle fans in the poll.

Did Newcastle Have A Good Transfer Window This Summer?

  • No (69%, 3,224 Votes)
  • Yes (31%, 1,449 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,673

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422 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #1

    AC

    Just read through that article you posted. It’s the best, most balanced view i have seen. Its damning of both Pardew and Ashley, blaming each of them for their relevant parts in our current demise.

    One question…. who are the 21 percent ffs?!

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    makems and shit stirrers no doubt

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #3

    SO BENNY IS GONE FOR EVER DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM SAD

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    PARDEW SHOULD GOOOOOO THIS WEEK ,END OFF IT,, WE CANT LET HIM DESTROY ARONS WHO COULD BE WORLD CLASS

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    stuart no9 // Sep 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    At long last , fans starting to see the real pardew . Arrogant, childish, obnoxious, and above all , a shite manager. 4 years it has taken some people to ‘ get it’ but nevermind , they got there in the end. come on southampton and hull, lets get rid of this nobody and try to instill some dignaty at our club

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    stuart no9

    Believe me, there are still people on this blog that thinks Parderw is “ok”. How that is possible is beyond me!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    repost
    The pro regime brigade, even those who are but claim they are not have latched on to the Benny debacle to support their now failing opinions and assertions. Blame everything on Benny.
    We have one clot weaseling on that there are only videos of Benny scoring against the crap teams and tut tut none against the top teams. Well I suppose there are plenty of videos of our other top players scoring against the top clubs.(NOT you clot).
    Then we have the character assasination from the “leaked” insider stories – that no-one wanted to play with him. seems in contradiction to comments made by Cabs and Ba. All part of the Percy/Colo agenda I suspect.
    Diverting attention to Benny allows these lame brain supporters to duck the real issues that Percy is crap and his days are numbered.
    The storm clouds are gathering over SJP.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda
    It seem’s i may have been wrong,it does seem like i am on your case but it’s because we have a bit of history,i don’t agree on about 85% of what you say but f@ck it.I’m going to try and not let it bother me.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #9

    arghhhh the golden shower brigade

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #10

    AC

    That article was a good read, sorta enjoyed it.

    Couldn’t find Jossies Giants so I’ve stuck Purley Belter on instead.

    It’s gave me a idea, why don’t we kidnapp Pardew and Ashley tie em up in a room watching Purley Belter Jossies Giants Goal Auf Wiedersain pet and the complete history of NUFC, we could leave them watching until they developed our passion for the club or until their eyes bleed and brains explode.

    I’d be happy with that, or we could just lock them in a room with that True Geordie fella until only ones standing, a bit like Celebrity Death Match.

    I’m up for either unless someone else can think of a way to let them see the error of their ways.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #11

    John

    Aye good point. The makems will be loving the state nufc are in.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Interesting that the president of Beskitas has came out and said he didn’t want Ben Arfa and turned him down after Demba Ba recommened him.

    He said he done some research and decided against having him.

    Make of that what you will fella’s.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Besiktas turned down the opportunity to sign Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle according to club president Fikret Orman.

    Speaking to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, Orman said, “Buying star names is easy but what we want are players with character.

    “We had an agreement in place to sign Ben Arfa however, after doing some research we were uncomfortable with some of his actions so we decided to withdraw from the transfer.”

    Ben Arfa’s former team mate Demba Ba who moved to Istanbul from Chelsea last month had reportedly recommended the 27-year-old to Besiktas.

    The French international moved to Hull City on a loan deal after falling out with the current Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

    The 27-year-old made seven assists and scored three goals in 30 appearances for Newcastle last season.

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  • TheGeordiePedro

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14

    This is not a shock, the final day we lost two players and gained none. During the window we’ve only bought as many players as we’ve let go. We haven’t improved. We’ve not gained any strength in depth and are still in need of change, Pardew and Ashley have to go.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    This maybe hard to beleive but I’ve a few mackem mates and not one has ripped me about Ashley.

    Yes Pardew and the 5hit football, they think what Ashley is/has done is a absolute disgrace and even they say he shouldn’t be at our club or any other.
    I think the fact they had Bob Murray scew them over for a long time and they see similarities of that time.

    When your main rivals pitty you and don’t give you loads of abuse there’s def something wrong.

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  • spudzzz

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #16

    On Ben Arfa video…..
    SO SAD….cant bear the thought of watching him play for some one else…i would have preferred if he went abroad (out of sight, out of mind)…pure genius on the ball…such a shame he couldn’t work harder for the team…watching that video was hard…just reminds me of what could have should have happened 🙁

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  • hibbit

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    turn the page lads he is gone not to return love him or hate him he wont come back now lets get the fool who did this

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Tuff,
    I have never claimed to blame one or the other on HBA and Pards, they are probably both at fault to a certain degree. However before the falling out came the failure to agree terms on a new contract. Nolan and Enrique had similar issues and were both shipped out as soon as a taker could be found.

    There were no takers for HBA, so a loan was the last chance to recoup a small loan fee, and save on his wages. Pardew totally misused him, and his comments focussed on the complete wrong failings that his game has, which says a lot about how poor Pardew is as a manager as well.

    Still, at the end of the day I think we were right to get rid of him, and we will be right to get rid of Pardew, once that comes to pass, and then we have Ashley to remove and maybe, just maybe, we can see this once proud club start to grow again.

    One final thing on HBA, the Besiktas chairman has come out and said THEY turned HBA down. I don’t know how true this is, but I’m sure HBA’s lawyer or agent will correct this if it is wrong, as it doesn’t paint HBA in a good light.

    Speaking to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, Orman said, “Buying star names is easy but what we want are players with character.

    “We had an agreement in place to sign Ben Arfa however, after doing some research we were uncomfortable with some of his actions so we decided to withdraw from the transfer.”

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #19

    OP 10

    With those eye clamps on like Alex off ‘Clockwork Orange’

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #20

    We’re in a worse position than we was at the start of last season. We should’ve signed a more prolific striker than Riviere. He hasn’t got 1 cap for France yet. Cabella, Perez and Janmaat were good signings. Ferreyra needs to be played more. Not good enough.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Mark

    Exactly the reason why I felt the need to post it mate and wasn’t like his usual tripe! Spot on in my opinion

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s no Surprising
    I am happy with the current team & players

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #23

    I voted no simply for the fact that if we have just one or two injuries we are even further up shite creak than we already are…

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  • roblee7

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #24

    for those sticking up for Pardews decision to shift out HBA and those saying he was this and that and good to get rid, etc, you people have to realize that most fans despise Pardew now and I would also say that most fans generally appreciate HBA had obvious talent that, regardless of his attitude, Pardew could not get the best out of him and this is therir chance to have a go, and rightly so. What I am saying is give it a rest, people (myself included) will have a go at Pardew and co at any opportunity now, and the HBA situation is a perfect opportunity to do so, so enough with the ‘if you did this or that at work bollox’, its just us fans are so fed up with Pardew at the end of the day and HBA, for whatever reason, seem a very likeable guy (could be his teckers?!)!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    And regarding the 21% fcuk knows fella but it’s clear some people don’t mind getting shafted….bend over and prepare for insertion 😉

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Who thought we would sign 7 players ?
    2 on loan ?
    the people are really strange !

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #27

    OP

    True sport fans. They obviously hate to see such w@nkers in football, to the point they even feel sorry for us. Qpr fans are terrified what will happen to them financially once ‘arry and fernandes leave. Despite all the money they have spent, they know it is no way to run a club. Its careless.

    Then there is Blackburn Rvs. Chicken farmers who threw poor Steve keen under the bus a few years back. Now if ever there was a rabbit in the headlights who broke so badly under pressure, he seemed convinced he was managing a future ucl winning team rather than seeing them get bummed all over the pitch every game,it’s him!! Venkys or something they are called. Nobody i know thinks they should be allowed in football.

    NUFC are horribly run, but we are not alone. I am not sure if thats a good thing or not 😀

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Shaker, just the management letting the side down then ?

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  • Ciaran

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Admittedly I wasn’t a big fan of HBA’s work rate, but always thought he was the most technically gifted player we had at the club. There was clearly a lot of divisive factions in the club, led by Colo and Pards on one side, with HBA clearly on the other side.

    The handling of this situation has been an embarrassment from start to finish – from HBA sitting in the crowd at the end of the season, to his overweight return to pre-season training.

    Let’s be honest though, when it was a question of Pardew goes or Hatem goes, Ben Arfa was always on his way out.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #30

    AC

    No time for lubricant….

    THERES ALWAYS TIME FOR LUBRICANT.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    stuart no9 // Sep 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    stuart no9 // Sep 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    At long last , fans starting to see the real pardew . Arrogant, childish, obnoxious, and above all , a shite manager. 4 years it has taken some people to ‘ get it’ but nevermind , they got there in the end. come on southampton and hull, lets get rid of this nobody and try to instill some dignaty at our club

    6 BuckLuck // Sep 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    stuart no9

    Believe me, there are still people on this blog that thinks Parderw is “ok”. How that is possible is beyond me!

    MIND BOGGLING these guys cannot like football, it has to be a join a group bunch as I see no logical reason for liking the man or his football.

    I stand by what I have said many times before, big sam is 10 times the manager, at least you know what your gona get from his teams,
    pardew would have us all believe he plays fast attacking football,

    yeh right

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  • hibbit

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #32

    tang the injuries will come its along season then we will see if it was a good window or not

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  • roblee7

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Basically, if Pardew leaves, we will all probably forget HBA with sheer happiness 🙂

    Oh, and I would happily punch my boss in the face and gladly get sacked if he was as s**t as Pardew…well at the very least I would be looking to work elsewhere!!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Mark, self lubricate just before the point of inser……

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Does getting rid of Mbwia not tell everyone that there is no plans at all for success under this regime, it has been a deliberate calculation to get rid of him, research has no doubt been carried out and it has been found that of the four CB’s three of them weren’t ruled out enough to warrant a major set back, whether he was deliberately shipped out on the last day to save Pardew being asked about a replacement will never be known, the fact remains that with a quality replacement brought in it would have bolstered and added much needed competition to a very suspect and fragile defence, this attitude would fit with a club hoping to compete in the upper reaches of the PL, the fact that a deliberate gamble has been taken that SHOULD be enough to keep us mid table says everything about the way we are headed. I wonder if these nine/seven new players were told that the defence would be weakened before signing.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Fatty doesn’t look happy in that pic, get in.

    Toon tang

    Definitely have those eye clamps on

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #37

    hibbit, indeed they will mate, its the CB’s that will go first no doubt.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Ciaran,
    What is the bet that the club ask Hull not to allow HBA in the stadium when we play them, if it hasn’t already been stipulated in the contract.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #39

    For all of us who are sick of Pardews brand of negative , boring football which will never produce success in this modern era, there is one man who can solve our problems:- Rene Meulenstein. He and his coaching team were responsible for coaching Man. U. To the league title with exactly the same squad that failed miserably after Moyes got rid of him and his team. However much influence S.a.F. had at Old Trafford there is no way he was out on the training ground coaching the players. Whether we employ Meulenstein as a coach and allow Pardew to stay in some capacity or replace Pardew, I am sure the ex Man. Utd man knows the modern game far better than our current fossil.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Don’t know if Ginger is still here, just been reading up through the threads.

    He says ‘no one was complaining about the football when we finished 5th’.

    I think you’ll find many actually were, myself included. I remember discussing many times with others on here about the case for a technical coach to be added to the back room staff and complaining that we scraped wins, often being battered off the park in the process.

    Anyone remember QPR away early on that season? We were destroyed and managed to scrape a 0-0 draw if I remember rightly. We had a about 8 – 10 good games that season, the winning run as well as Villa and Stoke away and obviously Man United at home. The rest were extremely fortunate and relied on Ba and Cisse singular efforts.

    Pardew has never been good and the only proper football we’ve played under him was in spite of him due to the 4-3-3 which went out the window after one shocker at Wigan.

    I’m glad the papers are picking up on him being close to the exit, it’s long overdue.

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