Newcastle Must Get By This Season With No Reinforcements

Newcastle’s Chief Scout is off looking at new players for Newcastle, but it seems like the players we need – a striker and a center-back – will not be arriving in this January transfer window.

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Graham Carr – Newcastle Chief Scout

And so Newcastle will have to get by in their last 16 games of the season, and probably under caretaker manager John Carver, after Alan Pardew bolted to Crystal Palace in early January.

Newcastle will renew their transfer business in the summer – which will be in the next financial year, and we’re not sure why Newcastle are holding back spending the money this month in January.

However a good bet is that with 27 points from 22 games played, owner Mike Ashley thinks we are safe from relegation, and therefore there is no need to spend any money.

Phew – that was a close.

The transfer business in the summer will take place even before a new head coach is appointed – since the coach at Newcastle has limited input on transfers,  and he is expected simply to get the best out of the players he has available.

But maybe in the negotiations a coach can get an agreement with Newcastle that he has some say on transfers – at least for the upcoming transfer window.

He may be successful in getting that agreement, but it’s more likely that the applicants will be told which players Newcastle have on their hit list for the summer, and also the players they are looking at longer term.

It does look like new players will be coming in over the summer months – but Newcastle will be trying to get by with limited striker power and limited central defensive cover until that time.

That’s the way Newcastle are run these days – very frugally – and money will not be spent if it doesn’t have to be.

And that’s even through with yesterday’s Deloitte report, money is available – if Newcastle want to spend it.

That may sound negative, but that’s the way the club is run these days – we get by – and hopefully in the top half of the Premier League so we are not fighting relegation.

That’s Newcastle’s manifesto.

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8 comments so far

  • Mattroge

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    From previous article

    Is Sherwood in a position to be picky though? I understand where he’s coming from in that he has to look out for himself and that in football a bad spell at a club can very quickly undo a managers reputation. In my opinion his tenure at Spurs wasn’t anything special. He had a good impact initially which tailed off towards the end of his time there. He showed naiviety against the top sides which resulted in a couple of hidings and he openly criticised his players to the media. I think he would be extremely fortunate to get another chance at a Premier League Club.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2


    But you said we were close to signing Dele Alli !!
    That couldn’t have been just another sensationalist headline could it Ed? Surely not…!

    it is very sad that the path to a good manager has been blighted by the lack of desire to pay off carver stone and woodman.

    normally i don’t agree with reward for failure but this will see us left with at best the wally with a brolly and at worst..i shudder to think.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    I like the reference to communism in the last thread, but I think Newcastle is more of a Oligarchy on the brink of dictatorship!

    …a we (the supporters) need to rise up!

  • John Tudor

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    fuskin screwed

  • John Tudor

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    can you not realise
    enough is enough

  • 70TWO

    Jan 23, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Been mulling over the possibilities of the latest goings on at MASH Holdings and come with a conceivable conclusion:
    1) MASH Alpha and MASH Beta are companies set up as subsideries of MASH Holdings (fact)
    2) MASH Alpha provides a loan to Beta that if called in would bankrupt the latter (fact)
    3) MASH Beta is given control over approx. 95% of SD shares previously owned by MA (fact)
    4) Investment shares of MASH Beta are sold raising capital and removing overall ownership by MA (potentially say experts)
    5) MASH Beta buys controlling ownership of Glasgow Rangers (theory)
    6) MA is NOT breaking SFA rules and still owns NUFC (QED)

  • headtheball

    Jan 23, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    The last firm I worked for had an owner more frugal than Mikey. I know you don’t believe me but it’s true.
    Behind the reception area was a Mission Statement designed to impress customers. It was large and could be easily read.
    Could anyone suggest a Mission Statement for my beloved football club as presently owned by Mike Ashley. Please remember this is a family blog. Ha Ha

  • DjMickyg

    Jan 23, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Relegation simple as.


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