Alan Pardew – We Need One Or Two Players In January

It was obvious to most fans when September rolled around, that because we hadn’t replaced Loic Remy that we would struggle to score goals this season – and we have – and Newcastle have only scored 19 goals in 18 league games.

It’s really not rocket science.

Louis van Gaal and Alan Pardew

Louis van Gaal and Alan Pardew before the game today

Alan Pardew is now continuing to make noises that we need some players brought in over the January window – and a good striker is a must.

This is what Alan said after the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford today:

“I said in the summer we needed another striker, and I think it’s important we do need to bring another striker in,” “We need to score more goals.”

“I’m not going to criticize of my players,”  “I thought we were committed.” “This is a tough place to come. I thought the performance of some of my players was outstanding, Perez in particular.”

“But I think we need to defend better. That was probably where we came unstuck. We’ve defended very well this year, but we were a litle bit loose and we need to tighten up.”

“We need to stabilize our position, and we need to get some players back.” “Nine senior players were not involved – that’s too many.” “I’ve had that for a good two and a half months now.”

“Maybe in January we need to get one or two in just to make sure we push on in the second half of the season.”

Alan Pardew and the coaches should also be asking the question – why have we been without nine players with injury for two months – we’re sure it’s not just bad luck.

And it wouldn’t surprise us if Mike Williamson – the Player of the Season last season – comes  in for Steven Taylor on Sunday in central defense.

We’ve dropped down to 10th place in the league table,  and lost our last three league games, but we should be able to get some points against Everton and Burnley at home, in the next couple of games.

Those words above from Alan are for the benefit of Mr Ashley and Mr Charnley, who control the purse strings at Newcastle.

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16 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 26, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve read a few we do well for what we spend or we are a well run mid table club.

    Both statements I totally disagree with, our future is constantly gambled with.
    We’re always short of players even without injury, we’ll sell our best players at any time without replacing.
    We get by, just.

    To top it all off we have a manager who constantley miss manages our players.
    He does this by playing players out of position, bringing them back early from injury.

    We have a tiny coaching staff even compaired to the average or mid table teams.

    We get new facility’s not because we need them because we have to have them to poach talent from abroad.

    Ashley’s trying to make a conveyor belt of talent to flog on, we are just the window for his product.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 26, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Defended well? Is that why we’re -7

  • kimbo

    Dec 26, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Everton will beat us 3-0 on Sunday which happens to be my birthday.So xmas spoilt now my birthday,Pardew please go and manage a club at your true level.(Scottish league 1 with Rangers).

  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #4

    this man is deluded as well as stupid

  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #5

    does he realize talent will avoid nufc like the plague with rat face there

  • scout

    Dec 27, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #6

    3 nil everton haha get a grip son

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 27, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #7

    passes optimistic prime a glass of whine `Drone drone Whinge whinge Moan moan` I bet youre a real bundle of laughs and a really fascinating raconteur in the flesh

  • expatmag

    Dec 27, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Scout…..yeah mate. It will be 4-0……lol

  • sparky55

    Dec 27, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #9

    More material to be posted on the sackpardew website.

    This man never ceases to come out with bollox such as this.

    Lets hope Ashley chooses rangers over us.

  • WestOzMag

    Dec 27, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardewout ashleyout. Pardew consistent as ever. Wins a few to save his ass then treats us to 3, 4, 5 losses in a row. Does it every season and does it on a number of occasions during it. Joke of a man. Clueless as ever playing a guy who has no form what so ever in a lwb role which is completely unfamiliar to him. Desperate signs of a man who has no plan b and when he does conjure up something it fails yet again. To stubborn and cocky to walk away from the club . Its sickening. I completely disagree with ppl backing this plum.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #11

    U dont need complicated formula for this:

    when gouffron starts, we start losing.

    when he is at the bench, we won 6 in a row!

  • JDdubai

    Dec 27, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Overall thought we played ok for an away game, mistakes were punished and we didnt take what chances we had – becoming a theme.

    Gouffran trip at 0-0 was a pen, needed that.

    1st goal, ok Arma could have passed it but nothing wrong with a shot, big thing was how slowly Janmaat and sissoko were jogging back as Man U attacked, just jogging nothing more. sissoko should have easily caught and tracked Rooney, watch again.

    2nd goal Coloccini needs his head looking at, running out to LW when the ball is still in the half and pressure on. Does it too much and his fault entirely that goal.

    2 home games coming up, would like to see a clear plan for attacking 2 out of form teams that come to St James’ and not just the usual defend defend and try to sneak a goal.


    Dec 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #13

    really pardew 1-2 player? more like we need 5 players


    Dec 27, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Okay lets get this straight !

    We have an owner who does,nt give a crap about the Club or the standard of the Football played by the payers we have, being more interested in how much money he can make from TV rights and January Transfers !

    This then results in a club that sit basically Mid-Tabel and above every season unti January when the Fans have to guess: “Who is the Pratt gonna sell for a Profit this time around “? All this has,nt been oing on for years but the last two or three it has!

    Having a Clown for a trainer, does not help the situation,
    it never surprises me how much crap he comes out with, how many Trainers actually praise their players for losing a game 3-1 ? I know it was Manure, and lets face it they are a class act and better than us, but if we had a Billion plus budget with which to do our Transfer Business with then we would be up there too with the Top. The present set-up we have is only out to make as much money as they can out of the Club and so it will stay while they are in charge?
    An occasional winning run of 7 or 8 games is not going to convince me otherwise.

    We have needed at least Three decent players for about Three Years now but appear to be content to buy Kids who look as if they are Talented and buy them on the cheap and sell them on after a couple of years. This is a good way to balance the Books and make a Profit and be Financially Healthy but there are those who wanrt the Club to be run differently, and especially on the Footballing side of things !

    Nuff said, methinks, i,m rambling !

  • ToonMatt

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #15

    The Man is clueless and should have been sacked years ago and if he was at any other club he would have been, Unfortunately for us he’s going nowhere and will be in charge for the next 3 years at least. We are going nowhere as a club and the future is bleak I am dreading next month and expect Sissoko, Tiote and Aarons to be sold.

  • lochinvar

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #16

    ” We need one or two players in January ” … Yeah right … for each position should cover it . Time to go shopping Ashley.
    Ings isn’t the answer either . We need more players with physical stature and presence like Sissoko. No more lightweights who get rolled over. We need players who will make the opposition hesitate, back track and make wrong decisions. That creates space and chances for those elusive “goals that win games” Much as Rooney did. Time to stop being the nice boys and get back to fortress SJP and taking no prisoners away from home. That needs strong coaches and management with focus. Just a pity that’s what we are lacking.


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