Even More Difficult For Newcastle In Future Transfer Windows

Under owner Mike Ashley, Newcastle have tried to do good business in the transfer market and have been unwilling to pay out big money for any player, and with a new Premier League TV deal being negotiated Alan Pardew says today it’s going to be even more difficult for teams like Newcastle – read that as teams not in the top six in England – to capture good players in future transfer windows.

Alan Pardew Villa Park

Alan Pardew – it’s going to get more difficult for Newcastle

It seems one of Alan’s jobs as the (only) mouth piece of Newcastle United is to lower expectations of Newcastle fans as much as he can,  and he seems to be at it again today.

Pardew has been asked about the last transfer window and he had this to say:

“The window was very tough for lots of teams not at the very top of the Premier League because prices were very high,” “There wasn’t a lot of good product on the market, and it was difficult for teams like ourselves to secure top players.”

“I think we’re all going to find it even more difficult in the future because there’s a new TV deal being negotiated by the Premier League and prices are going to go even higher.”  “It’s difficult to know exactly where they’re going to be, particularly for offensive players.”

“This market threw up a couple of players where their value was a bit of an eye-opener. That was a bit surprising, but we did most of our business early and I think we did good business with those players.”

With more money coming into the Premier League, it will make Mike Ashley more determined than ever to keep Newcastle in England’s top league, and on the surface of it you would think more money would be better for Newcastle, because we’ll become a richer club because of it.

It even seems Pardew is using the case that Newcastle will get more money in the future, and turning it into a negative.

Certainly we will become richer in comparison to clubs in other leagues, who do not get anywhere near the massive money that the Premier League gives out to clubs every May – we received £79.5M last May for finishing 10th last season.

But what Alan means is the fees put on the heads of rather ordinary players – especially Englishmen – will only increase and be even more reason why Newcastle will not pay that kind of money out, because it will be way above what Mike Ashley values the players at.

Maybe that means we have to do more deals like we did for Englishmen like Jack Colback, Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles in the summer, and we picked up all three young players at a total cost of around £4.5M.

Looking for free agents and good young players we can sign and then loan them back to their clubs and have them improve  on loan before they become part of the first team squad – is one way to go in the future.

For example, because of what we did this summer, next summer we will have two new players in the first team squad in Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles, who should be ready to fight for their first team places at Newcastle.

We think more money for Newcastle should make Newcastle a richer club,  and therefore a (much) better team – but it’s the way you look at things we suppose.

We need more ambition and more positivity at Newcastle United, but how long have we been saying that?

What do you think?

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20 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Only this mug finds things difficult all the time.

    Have no money to spend and it is difficult because we can’t compete. Yet when we get some money…

    “I think we’re all going to find it even more difficult in the future because there’s a new TV deal being negotiated by the Premier League and prices are going to go even higher.”

    The bar is being lowered with or without money. He told us it’s difficult to win against teams we’re supposed to win against as well.

    Sick of him.

    There was enough money in that pot for a striker and a CB no problem. Not only didn’t we do that, we got rid of our Best Player, Ben Arfa and the Captain of the French League winning side, all because he hasn’t a clue how to manage them.

    Pardew out.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #2

    you gave away HBA for free you numpty

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Arrrrgghhhhh! All this is making my eyes bleed!

    You can’t even discern the truth from the bulls**t with the Toon anymore.

    It’s Orwellian the way we are being run, then fed club lead propaganda and lies.

    I was sick when we were the Prems soap opera club but this to me seems more depressing than any of that, it’s like a slow malingering death of the relationship between the club and it’s fans.

    The fat cockney and his quiff wearing mouthpiece are ruining the club beyond repair.

    I just hope above hope that when we eventually do have new ownership, the folk on here who are so passionate about the state of the club now, remember that they love this club too and don’t always have to pull every aspect of it to bits.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #4

    hull didn’t seem to do to bad did they

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Jesus, I bloody hope we win today, I NEED cheering up where the Toon is concerned man!

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #6


    do you have anything to say

    thought not

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #7

    I reckon Koeman will have Pardews number, does’nt take much to work out his tactics ( or lack of ).

    Really need some bite in the middle of the park and try to support the forwards too.

    Goofy needs dropped.

  • hibbit

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #8

    on pardues back from the kick off put the rat back the dug out and keep him there plenty help from the saints fans the hate him

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Aye Hibbit, you’re right, I hope they chew the p**s out the slimey southern pri*k the day.

  • spitfire_

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #10

    So there was a moaning about “the tight budget” and when there is more money because the new TV deal there is another moan… Just leave the club, Oh, The Clueless One!

  • hibbit

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #11

    why not try goofy at cf spent a lot of time there in the past

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Mebbie, I just think that he’s ( Goofy) has had a long run in the side without producing anything.

    IMO players playing well and/or in form should be straight in the side.

    He’s neither at the mo, I do like him when he’s playing well mind.

    Who’s out injured the day?

  • gaz 44

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t know how pardew can get grief for hba, yeah fair enough for been an awful manager but as for Benny which manager has he ever got on with I think pardew is possibly the one he has for the longest.. He’s forced his way out of every club he’s been at as far as I’m aware.. Some of you need to take your tinted glasses off,
    Even some of the players he’s played with have said he’s issues such as benzema

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #14

    There wasn’t a lot of good product on the market, and it was difficult for teams like ourselves to secure top players.” Does Cabaye was good product when partly anonymous,Debuchy also,Gareth Bale also,HBA etc.If you want to buy David”boring player”Silva you are on the wrong way.He will cost a lot because he is proven player but that doesn’t mean that he is better than some new unknown player.I hope today’s game will send you at the place where you belong and Newcastle United belong.

  • gaz 44

    Sep 13, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #15

    And as for yanga, I think he may be quite good where his pace can get him out of a tricky situation he got himself into but the premiership is so fast and physical if he makes a mistake we got punished.. Not saying Saylor or any of the others are any different but he was far from our best defender. I would of put willo and collo in front of him also

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 13, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #16

    With selling of HBA you cut the last tree branch where you sit.The proud is sometimes relative costly.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 13, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Laurent hba has caused every manager problems. He will finish his career an unfulfilled talent because of his laziness and flawed mentality. Mbiwa was not good. Pardew should have been supported for a centre half in the last few windows. Thats not his fault, its fat ashleys fault. Do u think pardew didnt want a cb ?????

  • Mickalonius

    Sep 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Correct Munster Mag but your wasting your breath…

  • giimps

    Sep 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Gaz, Fraudew hasn’t exactly been a model manager everywhere e has been too, he has always ostracised players, and fallen out with fans at every club he’s been at, succeeded in creating new records of incompetence and downright pathetic winless runs.
    I agree he hasn’t been supported by Cashley but his spineless actions not questioning and complaining about it say to me he is complicit in this.
    His excuses , ( can’t compete, not enough money at the club, too much money in football, )are pathetic,
    He has said he needs creativity in the team, yet allows our most creative player to leave on loan for free cos he can’t ( or won’t) manage the situation with the other players ( if indeed there was a situation).
    We’re short of cb so he lets our only quick cb leave on loan with no replacement, who just happened to be the other half to our best ( statistically speaking) cb pairing to bring his curly haired captain back into the fold after he tried to engineer a move to Argentina…..enough said
    Fraudew is a spineless, tactless, tactic less incompetent ,lying,cheating moronic imbecile who has no place at our great club.
    If Benny fell out with him because he disagreed with the way he was being used and blamed for everything, then I suggest the same happened to Marveaux and more than likely Yanga.
    Sissoko ,Cabella and Aaron’s will be next as Fraudew can’t manage forward thinking players properly, he can’t organise cover for the game changers when they go forward so expects them to play in 90% of the pitch! defending for most of it! yet still retaining the energy levels to bust a gut from our 18 yd box to the opposition goal on their own with no support.
    I hate the bloke, not because he says bad things against the Toon ,but because he lies , blames, cheats, head buts pushes, and worst of all ,tries to reduce the fans hopes and dreams ( not expectations) Fraudew out ,Fat cockney sloth out

  • Sav

    Sep 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Take your blinkers off, Glimps. What a load of rubbish.
    But if prices are going up, why wouldn’t Ashley meet Lyons’ current price for Lacazette? Now he has signed a new deal. If Carr and the scouting team is as good as they seem to believe, it makes sense to back them with investment. No use window-shopping indefinitely. Sooner or later you have to back your plan and invest.


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