January Is Important – We Need To Do Some Transfer Business

Alan Pardew has dropped hints over the last week that he wants Newcastle to do some business in the January transfer window, which will open next Thursday – in just 6 days time.

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Alan Pardew – January is important – we need to do some business

But of course Pardew doesn’t control that part of the Newcastle business and it’s Managing Director Lee Charnley who’s in charge, assisted always by owner Mike Ashley, who has the final say on who leaves the club and who comes in during every transfer window.

This is what Alan Pardew told the press last night:

“West Ham away is tough, Arsenal we know is tough, Tottenham on the night with the injuries we had – that was tough.”

“Sunday we’ve lost a game we really wanted to win, maybe we’ve tried to hard to win it, that’s something we need to look at.”

“But I look at those four games as a basis and said we’ve got Man Utd now we must try to get a win.”  

“Against the top teams we’ve done well, we’re ninth in the division. We’re not far away from the top.” “If we get a win it’s Everton and Burnley at home and it could put us in a great position.” 

“I think this January is important. It’s important that big players come back to us – and we do some business.”

That last sentence is the most important thing Alan said – but it’s always difficult to get players in half way through the season.

And it depends on how much Newcastle want to strengthen the side, and two years ago when we are were in (big) relegation trouble, Mike Ashley rather magically had five Frenchmen brought in during January – and four of them in one week, after we had lost 2-1 at home to Reading.

So it may depend on how we do in the next three league games,  as to how serious Newcastle (also known as Mike Ashley) are about straightening the side.

Three wins and it would be unlikely, and three defeats would almost guarantee we bring at least one player in, and the results in January will also play a part as they did two years ago.

That’s the way Mike Ashley thinks – and his ambitions for the club are to keep Newcastle in the Premier League and in the big money.

And it would be good if we are in the upper half of the league table, so we don’t have to worry too much about relegation.

That seems to be the way Mike thinks about the club, and he only wants to spend money to strengthen the squad when it’s absolutely necessary.

But maybe that last sentence is being too harsh on the owner?

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    can we transfer managers ? ,


    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Sunderland hope to sign Celtic defender Virgil
    van Dijk, 23, and have reopened talks with
    Liverpool over a deal for Fabio Borini. Gus
    Poyet would pay £8million for van Dijk and
    £10m for Borini.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah right , we supposed to believe you ?
    Just leave would be better !!!

  • mindcompressor

    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    He said “to do some business”, not “bring players in”. It might means that some business equal sell some players for good money, because Cashey looks much thinner than usually, so probably because stress and lack of money for food 😉

    I don’t believe before I see in this club. We are on 9th position and it is great for Cashley. I don’t think we will be fighting for staying on league and of course without any ambition of the board we are not trying to get to European cups. So… I think we can sell Tiote an Sissoko on January and bring maybe one talent and that’s it.

  • spitfire_

    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    “Sunday we’ve lost a game we really wanted to win, maybe we’ve tried to hard to win it”

    A new kind of excuses… never try too hard to win games, otherwise…

  • John Tudor

    Dec 26, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    hahahah dont make me fcukin laugh

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    All important Alan is that if we lose today and against Everton and Burnley at home,you’ll have another crisis on your hands.
    I actually think Burnley will be beating us at our place.
    Most teams that find it difficult for points come to us and get em handed to em

  • lesh

    Dec 26, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8


    As you know, I have never been an apologist for Pardew and I have argued that he’s been badly let down by Ashley selling and not replacing and investing in new players.

    However, having read Pardew’s recent ‘Sissoko For Sale’ notice, I’m now totally convinced he is and has been an integral part of Ashley’s overall strategy in running Newcastle United.

    Pardew’s untouchable, bullet-proof as long as Ashley’s pulling the strings. As such he will not go out on a limb to fight for success, to win, to make Newcastle United a ‘big club’ as he refers to his targeted buying clubs.

    I’m not with the Pardew Out brigade, that’s futile as long as Ashley’s around, and the sooner Ashley takes over Rangers and sells NUFC to an owner who’s driven by success on the field, the better.

    Hey ho, what fun.

  • jimiley

    Dec 26, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    I think we can nick the Manure game by a couple of goals. Keep the faith in Pards to tell the truth and deliver salvation to our club. Let the happy clappers clap on!!!


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