This Is Why Newcastle Lack Interest In January Transfer Market

If Newcastle don’t bring in at least one experienced player in the January transfer window,  it’s a decent bet that one of the major reasons Alan Pardew left Newcastle in early January was that the Newcastle Board refused to back him in this transfer market.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley at Newcastle

We have been short of one striker all season, when we failed to replace Loic Remy in the summer, and we started the season with only three experienced center-backs – and now Steven Taylor is out injured for the season.

Any normal club would have ambitions to bring in a striker and center-back in this January transfer window – but it doesn’t seem like Newcastle are interested.

Maybe we have 5 points too many for Mike Ashley to spend the cash – because if we were further down the table and a couple of points above the relegation zone, we know Mike Ashley would act  and probably get personally involved too.

That’s exactly what Mike did after we were beaten 2-1 at home to Reading two years ago on January 23rd, and we were only 2 points above the drop zone on 21 points from the 23 games played.

In the following week we brought in four players – Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – and we had already signed Mathieu Debuchy earlier that month.

And would you believe it but we won our next two games – a 2-1 win at struggling Aston Villa, and then an historic 3-2 home win over Chelsea – what a game that was – when Moussa Sissoko scored two late goals to give us what was a sensational win.

But Mike Ashley has only one motivating factor as owner of Newcastle United,  and that’s to keep us in the Premier League so we get the big bucks every May.

There are 13 days left in this January transfer window, but it’s noticeable we have not been linked with many players this January – we have 5 points too many – that’s the reason.

And if Mike needed another excuse for not spending any money in January – it’s that we have no head coach and when he’s appointed – if he’s appointed – it will then be too late to bring in any new players.


Yes, we are being cynical,  but we are also close to the truth.

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120 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    We replaced Remy with Riviere – sadly the cheap option hasn’t worked out and fatty is loathe to spend anymore money on a striker when he thinks he has

    We all know how he works – thats our lot until we sell one of em

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    “Yes, we are being cynical, but we are also close to the truth…”

    spot on!!!!!

  • mindshaft

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #3

    oh and Facunda Ferreyra – he’ll need to be off the wage bill as well, god knows how much we paid in loan fees and wages for that crock who can’t even make the bench

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    “Yes, we are being cynical, but we are also close to the truth…”

    Spot on..ED !!!!!!!

  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #5

    @mindshaft: Looking at Rivvy’s past record, I say he’s bang on target for maintaining his form. Monaco must have been pissing themselves laughing when we came in with £6m for him.

  • Blofal

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Perez always looks so much more dangerous as an attacking mid. He can play as a striker but really he is an attacking midfielder.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Why Newcastle Lack Interest 

    …. is more like it.

    Results on pitch 🙁
    Cup matches 🙁
    Potential transfers 🙁
    Potential leader 🙁
    Potential league position 🙁
    Future 🙁

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    who is Elzoro Plata ?

    some chuckling names have been thrown this days…ha ha ha!!

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Forgot, potential of a goal being scored 🙁

  • expatmag

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    South African Toon

    From the previous thread about the photo where you said it was after the Chelsea home game.

    Absolute tosh mate. That is obviously taken on an aeroplane so what would NUFC players be doing on a plane straight after a HOME game. Flying back to Ponteland???????

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Something is wrong when we fail to enhance a bid for Remy and Gomis, but then pay over the odds for Riviere.

  • ToonMatt

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Why on earth should Ashley change? He could sign nobody this month and hire Joe Kinnear as manager and 50,000 will turn up to the next home game? The man is laughing.

  • blew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    A striker is needed – Carr brought in Riviere and Chucky.
    We need a CB, big, strong and dominant in the air –
    Carr brought in Mbiwa. Not to forget Lascelles who
    is vulnerable, and no better than Streete or Satka,
    not forgetting Good.
    Anita, Marveaux, Santon…….we could go on.
    The major problem is impaired judgement in the
    scouting system.

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    January is rarely a good time to buy. Prices are inflated unless a player is out of contract in the summer as was the case with Sissoko. Very few other clubs have strengthened so far this window. I’d genuinely not mind not bringing any new players in for a decent manager and one that is told “we want you to get us up the top half of the table every season” – People say we’re too demanding as fans. I disagree. I don’t ask to win the league, I don’t even expect us to qualify for Europe but I do expect us to show enough ambition to at least look like a top 7 finish is within our grasp if we perform to our ability.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #15

    A lack of clarity between ‘value’ and ‘getting a deal’ perhaps?

  • nut meg

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    You can add a captain to that @ 13

  • G peart 83

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Two players I think we should try and sign this month Ron vlaar 6-8 mill robert huth 5-7million will improve us defensively at a small cost

  • aussiemag

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #18

    We all know what’s happening here. Fat Cash will announce a new coach on the last day of the transfer window and then use it as an excuse for not getting any players in to strengthen the squad. I mean seriously we got into Europe a few years ago with a paper thin squad and what player did we get in to make it bigger and stronger for all the extra games played. The smallest and weakest player physically in our side in Vurnon Anita. This should really show that Fat Cash has no ambition at all for Newcastle. F@%@ Mike Ashley GET OUT OF OUR CLUB GET OUT OF OUR CLUB YOU FAT F%@!? IN BASTARD GET OUT OF OUR CLUB

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Well in my 90 years of supporting the toon, this season i haven’t seen such mess with one club in all my life.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    There is a saying:

    “you get back what you put into it”

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    The major problem could be back handers in the
    scouting system. I wonder if Carr`s dog has an account in Monaco

  • aussiemag

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Well said Welshgeordie Could not agree more

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #23

    No Pardew 🙂

    That brightens the mood but is slightly ruined by the lack of action and the inevitablness of no further action.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #24

    We need these players in January:
    1.Mousa Sissoko from the club Attacking midfielder to the club Defensive midfielder.
    2.Remy Cabella from the club Right Winger to the club Attacking midfielder.
    3.Gabriel Obertan from the club Injuries to the club Right Winger.Same transfer for Aarons on the other side.
    That is better transfer window than any other transfer window.The key is here not at any other place.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25


    Don’t let it stop you from linking us with anyone, most of the people you normally post about is BULL SHYT anyway.
    I like it when you don’t have lots of crap threads, proper conversations take place then

  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Six wins in a row.If happened once can happen at least two times.With current player,certainly.

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #27

    By ‘we’ you mean ‘I’, right?
    You ain’t the queen mate, you are just a dude, doing a great job 🙂
    BTW, how do you know you are close to the truth? Gut feeling? Or do you read NUFC blogs and such for your info 😉

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #28

    supporting the toon for 90years -another untrue post.

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #29

    If you are around, had to look up exactly where Tala is. Hey, Cat Stevens is from there (I just found out)! Do him and MA often go there? 🙂

  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30


    El Zorro Plata = The Silver Fox (pardew)

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #31

    I thought Cat Stevens was a London brat?

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Think he’s half Cypriot/Swede.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33


    Excellent deductive skills. Clearly on a plane and I thought as much myself and when cabella posts on social media sights it’s usually with text. In this instance he’s put “direction Dubai”. I think it’s instagram or snapchat that has the black strip for text, add to this why would the players be on a plane when the game was in Newcastle unless all them frenchies still live in France.

    Case solved.

    Onto more pressing matters.

    Fat slug out.

  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Why do we need anothetr striker when we have Cisse and Riviere and Cabella and ambler Ameobi. We are well stocked with strikers. No point in wasting money.We need a decent centre back as a squad player to cover for Willo and Saylor and Colo .

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s all becoming a bit desperate at the Toon. Where is the forward planning or fall back plans? Communication? Another season derailed by the look of it.


    I hope they come back refreshed, they all need a good kick up the arse at the minute. im waiting for the January fright on who is leaving? Howay Mike put us oot our misery.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #36

    Cyprus…his real surname is Georgiou – I always thought that was Greek, but seeing you are from Cyprus maybe you know?

    …listened to alot of Cat Stevens in my youth – but ever since religion took him over the man has gone coo coo for cocoa puffs!

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Our captain does what he wants.

    This clown needs to leave with the slug ASAP!

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #38

    Yes, it’s like he’s one of ‘our’ greats. We don’t have many so we have to dig 🙂 Anyway, great musician, shame about his change of direction. Won’t bother the blog more on unrelated stuff, but, Baghdatis won, a few hours ago, five setter!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #39

    Cyprus…had yo look it up, but it seems you are right 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #40

    Cyprus…no prob mate!


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