January Transfer Market Still Important For Newcastle


If Newcastle continue to do well through the end of the year,  and we are well positioned in the league table, we have a worry that Mike Ashley just wont bother bringing new players into the club in the January transfer window.

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Virgil van Dijk from Celtic – would be great acquisition

When you are doing well,  it is always a good time to bring new players in, and after seeing once again that it takes players time to settle into the fast pace of the Premier League, January would be a good time to buy some players.

That will give them almost half a season to get used to the league, and then they will be all set to go for next season.

We still need to see players like Remy Cabella, Manu Riviere and Facundo Ferreyra come through this season, and so far the Argentine striker has been the most disappointing, and very rarely makes the match day squad.

If Facundo  cannot make any breakthrough,  then the loan deal with Shakhtar Donetsk will obviously not be made permanent.

When Newcastle did so well a couple of years ago and we finished 5th in the league, Mike Ashley resisted bringing new players in – the squad was good enough – and we brought in only Vurnon Anita to the first team squad.

And the next season we paid for that,  as the European fixtures just overwhelmed us and we only just avoided relegation if the truth be told – the squad was neither big enough or good enough.

In any business things are either improving or getting worse – they never stand still – so it’s always good to build on success.

So we are hoping that the ambition is still there in January, and we need to bring in at least one central defender and a striker – and we still haven’t  replaced Yohan Cabaye’s creativity in central midfield.

One great acquisition would be Virgil van Dijk from Celtic, if we can get him in, and he would add competition in central defense.

And as we mentioned yesterday maybe Newcastle can make an audacious attempt to bring Yohan Cabaye back in January on loan, since he’s struggling to get games at PSG.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • ToonMatt

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley doesn’t need to spend money or show ambition? He’s getting 52,000 every home game regardless, results don’t matter how much money he can make is the number one priority.

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  • GatesheadMag

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Cant say ive ever seen virgil play to have any opionion. Definitly need a couple of players in still, and id maybe let anita go. Good footballer but feel he would be better suited abroad. Got a feeling tiote wants away aswell, great player on his day but if his heads been turned….

    Not sure what our chances are realistically but id maybe try and sort out signing alex song at end of season when his loan deal with west ham ends. Hes said recently he would like to stay in england

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  • Graeme

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Even P45DUE confirmed 18 months ago that MA wanted to know where the new CB was. Since then we have seen Dummet play a great game at CB, looking very composed as well.
    The young Australian, Good, is on the comeback trail following his injury problems – It therefore follows that MA will not be looking for CB in January.

    Likewise, we have 2 youngsters playing up front, delivering the goods, with Armstrong waiting for his chance – I know they are “only” teenagers, but they are performing – why would MA spend money up front??

    I can see another window passing by with not a single signing – unless of course they sell someone, they just may be tempted to buy a promising youngster for the academy!! If they sell Tiote, its fair to assume that Abied will take on the role, so no replacement there!!

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #4

    We won 4 games and we miss right winger from our winning team.So go for that weakness.New CB is needed long time ago but are we sure that this player will bring us to the higher level.One thing I can tell that he is surely better than Williamson because he will complete at least ONE precise head pass even I have never watched this player.First transfer:right winger.Second transfer:left winger.Anything else is good but no necessary at the moment.And we DON’T need DM 🙂

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    With this situation at the moment I believe that we will fighting for survival this year.This transfer window is not just important.He is CRUCIAL.Alan Pardew will DEPEND from this transfer window.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Gramme,
    Two weeks ago it was looking like plan B would have to be launched and some money spent in January now plan A is looking safe and we can offload Tiote and avoid spending anything, there is no plans for success with this policy.

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    hmm tricky one this only a few games ago i would have said we desp need a no9 and a cb nut now i’ve turned into a critic of myself tbh with dummett doing so well at cb and like has been mentioned saylor uping his game !

    streete/good getting rave reviews also so they shouldnt be long coming in and ofc lascalles who looks great imo and doesnt look like he will struggle to adapt in the slightest.

    and cf i must admit perez and armstrong have done great ! maybe they could grow into that area instead of being the second striker i think they borderline are atm ! esp arma as he’s very strong and holds up very well for a young lad (reminds me of shearer)

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