Pardew Frustrated At Lack Of Funds – Moussa Sissoko To Leave


Alan Pardew had been talking about wanting a striker brought in over the January transfer window over the last couple of weeks, and he also pointedly mentioned that we didn’t replace Loic Remy in the summer, and consequently Newcastle have been finding it difficult to score goals this season.

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The (very) last time Alan Pardew was on the St. James’ Park sidelines

The Mail is reporting that one of the reasons Alan has left the Newcastle job is that he was not getting any backing from Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley in the January transfer window , and he was reportedly told four weeks ago there was no money available to spend in January.

We don’t know if this is true and find it a little difficult to believe, since we are definitely short of at least one striker, with Papiss Cisse likely to be banned for three games for violent conduct, and he’s also off to the African Cup of Nations later this week.

And when Newcastle’s financial figures are issued in February for the last financial year through June 30th, we expect record revenues and record profits to be reported by Newcastle.

The Mail is reporting that compensation has been set at £2.25M – but they are also reporting that Newcastle are disputing that figure, and that it’s a lot higher than that.

And with both PSG and Arsenal said to be interested in signing Moussa Sissoko in January, they are also reporting that he could leave the club next month.

And since he’s probably our best player at the moment, and we tend to sell our best players in January, that could even be true – but we’ll just have to wait and see who comes in and who leaves next month.

We have sold Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Andy Carroll over the last four years in January, and it’s hard to build up a top team when the owner keeps doing that.

Pardew wanted to build a good squad at Newcastle, but that’s hard to do when the owner keeps selling players – and id not keen to spend big fees on players coming into the club.

And that policy could even be a deterrent for any manager looking to accept the Newcastle job.

Mike Ashley (very) tightly controls the club’s finances, and it’s the English Billionaire who decides who comes and who goes – and the manager has to get on with it – and get the best out of the players he has available.

That’s the way things work on the continent – but we still expect a number of (top?) managers to be very interested in the Newcastle job – because Newcastle is really a sleeping giant – and that’s been especially true since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.

We’d love to see Ajax manager Frank de Boer appointed – but we would have to wait until the summer to appoint him – while Tony Pulis is Joey Barton’s choice – and of course Tony Pulis is available right now.

But it remains to be seen if Tony will put up with the tight constraints put on him by Mike Ashley.

Tony walked out on Crystal Palace at the beginning of the season because the powers that be – namely Chairman Steve Parish – didn’t get the players in they had promised him, and he will not be as easy to control as Alan Pardew was.

It’s a pity that David Moyes took the job at Real Sociedad in early November.

Who do you think would be a good Newcastle manager?

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77 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Goodbye farewell

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Please not Bruce!

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  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #3

    We have had the same lack of funds for the whole time he has been manager,seems a daft reason.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Ta ra Pardpoo

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Never bothered him before

    He’s gone for bigger wages

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #6

    To summerise Alan Pardews reign as manager, some parts enjoyable but mainly grievous and elated to see him go. The next manager can be anybody, I am just glad that man will not be speaking on behalf of my team again.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Suddenly grows a pair of balls now the strings are cut .

    Fcuking coward .

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #8

    sleeping giant naw ed comatosed dwarf

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #9

    He finally grew a backbone.

    Nah he’s probably just realised he was a dead man walking and his relationship with the crow was unrepairable.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    What about Rangers?
    If Ashley still has plans for them surely he has to do the best he can for us.
    If the SFA look and see he’s actually got our best intrests at heart they may soften their stance on him regarding Rangers.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Crowd not crow obviously

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    joke that lol

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, we get it. you want pulis

    your sensationalist headlines surely don’t help our causes (i.e. keeping sissoko in january). It just fuels speculation and i don’t buy for a second that media pressure and hearsay have nothing to do with sales

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #14

    He was told four weeks ago no funds where available, he only started mentioning a striker two weeks ago.

    We all know Sissoko will go if price is right but doubt anything is agreed.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #15

    no crow

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #16

    act with your feet then

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  • Thump

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t believe this.

    1. Why would he stand up for himself now?
    2. If the media knew about this previously, why are they waiting until now to tell them?

    Honestly, I don’t care what his reasons are. As long as he does one and we get a better manager in, I’m happy.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Ya piss of the crow there’s no going back John Tudor

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Nasty piece of work the crow

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #20

    If we do sell Sissoko we better be looking for about 30 million if Lallana Lamella and others are going for that he is equally as good if not better

    Could be an interesting window with Arfa , Mbiwa and Pardew gone already

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Few places saying Colo as player manager…..

    He is apparently Ashley’s right hand man…

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #22

    2.5 million. Isn’t that more than what we paid for Sissoko lol.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #23

    TP,At least after seven years of it people will now know 100% that it is Ashley that is the problem if he hires another below average yes man, he’d only been here four years when he hired Pardew and not everyone was convinced that he had little or no ambition and cited that he was learning from his mistakes, this can only be good for the club, if he hires a modern thinking coach to get us playing good football then it might be a change of direction, if as I say he goes down the same road we might finally see some genuine fan unrest which might possibly want to make him sell up.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Ronaldo,
    FA cup was before JfKs time at Wimbledon, it was the World Club cup that he won.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #25

    tads

    where are you hearing that?

    really hope that doesn’t come to fruition

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #26

    If colo is the player/manager do you think he’ll give ferrerya a game? Considering he was meant to be his own recommendation.

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #27

    It doesn’t really matter but; will Pardew ever realise that a football team is more than one man? It is not just about him, Cabaye or Carrol, but 11 men passing the ball and progressing towards the oppositions goal. Whilst admittedly the time Pardew was here we have needed to be ultra cautious both on and off the pitch, I hope this is not a true reflection of how things will continue under M.Ashley.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #28

    After getting £2.5mil for Pardew I’m expecting offers of £50mil a piece for Goufran and Willo in Jan

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #29

    matty
    Just Twitter so hopefully just BS

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #30
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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #31

    no unrest just empty seats jail

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #32

    But the southern media who only watch us on match of the day don’t see things like that .

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Bpc

    I just didn’t like his hair

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #34

    his shifty eyes and his lies

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  • colwell

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFC 2m2 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Alan Pardew has been given permission to speak to @CPFC about the club’s vacant managerial position. #NUFC

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #36

    smarmy gif

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Matty
    Worryingly quiet a lot of places on Twitter now and apparently sky bet have just massively slashed the odds on him

    Does he even have any coaching badges?

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  • colwell

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Its official at last he is talking to CP

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #39

    I wonder how much Lee Charnlay has been involved with seeking a new manager and shuffling Pardew out the door?

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  • colwell

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #40

    If Colo takes over thats Gouff out the team but Jonas back in Nooooooooooooooooooo.

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