Fans Totally Dissatisfied With Transfer Window – Poll Results

Newcastle went into the January transfer window one striker short and two center-backs short – since Steven Taylor is now out for the season,  and Yanga-Mbiwa had been allowed to go on loan to Roma for the season.

The bottom line is that we didn’t bring in a  striker or a center-back to fill those gaps in the squad, and in fact we brough in nobody – and therefore it’s (yet) another case of getting by until the end of the season.

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And that’s what we seem to do most of the time with Mike Ashley owning the club.

But just to make things interesting we loaned out five young players to Rangers, allowed Davide Santon to move on loan to his former club Inter-Milan ,and sold Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma.

And just to round things off and therefore make it more risky for the club through the rest of the season – we even allowed Alan pardew to leave the club once Crystal Palace agreed to pay £4M in compensation fees.

It’s a cavalier and dangerous way of running Newcastle United.

We were hopping to get Dele Alli in from MK Dons,  because we were said to be leading the pack for the top 18 year-old England attacking midfielder since early December.

But for whatever reason,  Tottenham moved in a  few days before the window closed and signed him on Monday night.

That didn’t seem to be too difficult at all for Spurs, but we know it seems very difficult for Newcastle to close deals to get good players into the club.

So it’s another transfer window where we have failed to strengthen the squad, and in fact it’s worse than that,  because we have  weakened the squad.

Let’s hope we can get enough points on the board so we are not dragged into the a relegation fight – and that’s one reason the win last Saturday at Hull was massive for us.

But with the above summary of what happened in this transfer window, it’s not too surprising that 87% of Newcastle are dissatisfied with what Newcastle did (or didn’t do) in the  transfer window that’s just closed.

The only way for Newcastle to go now is up.

That’s true – isn’t it? 🙁

Are You Satisfied With Newcastle's January Transfer Window?

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 4, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    i dont believe we bid for anyone ! not even a youngster.

    all paper talk and our scouts watching to no doubt grab a bargain in the future.

    i’m glad for the young lads having a better chance of first team footy than we can give them and i’m hoping esp the cb’s come back a lot better as we desp need a decent cb or 3 😉

    vukic and fergie should stay at rangers imo as they have the quality to play in the scottish prem but cant handle the prem.

  • MadisonToon

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Before the transfer window, how many people expected us to be in this position at the end of January? Not having sold Krul, Tiote, Sissoko, Perez or anyone else important? Not having Pardew in charge? I thought we would be down at least one of those players if not more and still be stuck with Pardew.

    Nobody can have expected us to actually sign anyone this window. Maybe it isn’t the window that people wanted – where is that striker or CB we had all hoped for? However, it is at least slightly better than expected.

    Doesn’t make me satisfied, but I thought it was going to be a lot worse.

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    The question was “Are You Satisfied With Newcastle’s January Transfer Window?”

    We only had outgoings, not sure what any fan would have to be satisfied about.

    You may well feel the squad is ok as it stands, but that wasn’t the question.

    Anyway, it’s what most expected, so on we go.

  • toon kk

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m sure from time to time On his way to making his fortune Mash will have taken a few gambles with SD, hes just doing the same with NUFC, very successfully.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m satisfied with our January window. I mean all sorts of terrible things could have happened from losing the likes of Tiote and Sissoko (please no comments such as these were rumours by the club to install fear in the fans who would then be thankful if the players were not sold).
    Additionally, I am exremely pleased that World War Three did not start – I mean it could have done -seriously.
    Another thankful aspect in January was that nobody from West Africa with ebola turned up where I live – I mean to say they could have and I might have been infected.
    So overall a good January window.

  • toonbrother

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Colocinni still here?
    If yes, then I’m thoroughly DISSATISFIED!

  • toonbrother

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    @Mr Tuff

    RE:”Another thankful aspect in January was that nobody from West Africa with ebola turned up where I live – I mean to say they could have and I might have been infected.”

    Your level of ignorance is shocking mate

  • Whumpie

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    “The only way for Newcastle to go now is up.”

    …. er, no. Our problem is that we are being very carefully managed to go nowhere. 10th. That’s the target, and we can expect to be within two or three positions of that. For as long as Ashley owns us.

    You said in the last post that Carver will be trying to win every game.

    What, like he did in the FA Cup against Leicester?

    Of course he won’t. If, by some miracle, we get up as high as 7th at any point we will magically put in some poor performances, lose some key players to odd circumstances – whatever it takes to avoid the danger of a Europa spot.

    What happens if we hit the bottom three now is anyone’s guess – no cards to play there.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Toonbrother – I think he was joking. A bit of irony lampooning the relative pointlessness of all things football. Which is a good point, really.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #10

    The window was handled based on a single question: “are we likely to finish between 8th and 17th with our current squad?”. Clearly the opinion was a “yes”, so apart from a loss of a player with plenty of (cheaper) cover, and a stack of loans designed to help Ashley more than NUFC, nothing happened.

  • croftus5678

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #11

    i think the problem is that ash has convinced most fans that because he’s a big fat b%^$£%d and sells our better players on the last day without getting any replacements in ! that most fans are thinking thank god we havent sold sissoko ect and without sounding like the thing they hated the most i bet there thinking “it’s like a new signing to us” 😉

    unfortunatly a good transfer window is one where the team gets stronger not that we havent got that much weaker lol !

    if we are weaker in the slightest bit its a bad transfer window and we lost mbiwa/santon and to some part vukic who was in the squad a few times hence usefull.

  • Wayayman

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Toonbrother, for someone who writes his name so much, you don’t know how to spell it properly.


    Out of interest, who would you rather play than him, saying as the alternatives are Willo (Eeeek!) and someone else?

  • hibbit

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    i see we were the only club in the prem that sold there manager thats a nice 4m for the owner

  • Whumpie

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    If I put on my industrial-strength, rose-tinted goggles, I can foresee one good outcome. It’s unlikely, but it’s possible.

    What if our remaining 2 CBs don’t get crocked and play well?
    What if the combination of Cisse Perez, Goofs, SDJ, Sammy, Cabs, Rivvy, Arma and others do provide the goals?

    The way Carver had the team playing at Chelski suggests we are more than capable of attacking, exciting football with this squad. What if Carver manages a mini-renaissance of “The Entertainers” for the rest of the season?

    What if he does it well enough that we forgive him for the “yes man” moment with the FA Cup (it was that or lose his job – the most important thing in his life) and end up with Geordies from top to bottom at the club?

    That wouldn’t suck. I’d take that. We’d still be nailed-on for mid-table, but at least we’d be worth watching.

    Hey. I can dream…

  • brklyngeordie

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #15

    First thing we should do is re-sign Ameobi and Aaronns, and Abeid then sort out coaching situation.
    Next order of business would be 2 more quality CB in addition to Lascalles.
    Last but not least another quality striker.
    If we can do these things combined with quality coach think next season can be interesting and should guarantee us top 10 in league. The hope is obviously better this is just a conservative goal.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I think the coaches remit is top ten and decent football, which is a precarious balance considering the transfer policy. Pardew claimed he set up to play attacking football, but often hedged his bets, seemingly not having enough confidence in his players at times, perhaps understandably. But we do have some decent attacking talent, and I think Carver a more natural instinct to attack, and more the coach than manager. I also suspect we could see some more open stuff, because that’s what the owner would like to see as well, a more attractive sellable product, and of course, that may well result in defeats, with our problems at the back and relatively thin attack, but attacking football is very much the Newcastle way. And with so so little particularly to play for, it’s hard to imagine Carver having much real shot at the job, unless he gets us playing a better brand. Which I think we are already seeing, despite the poor show at Leciester.

  • croftus5678

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    @15 brklyn

    aarons has been signed for 1 1/2 years with the option of another year.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 4, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    toonbrother – as has already been pointed out by another poster – my post was a joke.
    However, I am ever so slightly intrigued as to how you then say I am ignorant.
    Please explain further if you will.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #19

    As you get older and survive to my great age you will ( hopefully ) learn the world , esp the world of footy is not all immutable , fixed , pluses and minuses.
    At home against Chelsea for example with a total novice in goal for the 2nd half our defense restricted them to one goal.
    Colo had a bit of a stinker against Hull away , he had a blinder against WBA away.

  • DokToon

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #20


    methinks toonbother was jilted by colo on some way…. only way to explain his incessant, blinding nerdrage towards him…

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Let’s not go down THAT road

  • JDdubai

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe it was toonbrothers wife that Colo was shagging?

    Anyway i think we are playing more entertainingly with JC in charge, he has players in their correct positions and i know they see Dummett as CB and Haidara as the long term LB so its looking better than a month ago. Still have my money elsewhere on the new coach though, sadly Jc has no chance unless there is a miracle.

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #23

    I think Toonbrother is Colo fishing for compliments

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Now now chaps less of the missus insults.

  • lesh

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #25

    For all you guys who are to say the least, concerned about the way Mike Ashley’s running Newcastle United /or his ever increasing influence over Rangers FC and their links with Sports Direct, writing to your MP or in the case of expats, your local MP or indeed the one who represents your former home area might help raise the profile of the issue in the House of Commons.

    It’s worth a punt as SD are to face legal action over bonuses not awarded to some of its employees who enjoy(ed) the benefits of zero-hour contracts as well as questions about Ashley’s influence over Rangers.

    The more that raise their concerns, the better the case to be made at a high level.

    The press’d love it.

    Go on bonny lads and lasses, get your emails up and running!

    You’ll need to provide your name and address or former address so they can act on your behalf.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #26

    I wish I had voted that I was pleased with our transfer window, have no idea why I voted it as pi$$ poor. During this window we got the news that we reached 19th for turnover in world football….I can’t wait to frame the profit sheet when it’s released. Gonna meet up with OP have a pint and wallow in a successful profit making window where we are kings!!

    Oh it’s a vote on tranfers in and out you say not on the overall picture silly me

  • lesh

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #27

    And given all the speculation about signing this one and that one, it’s make your mind up time for those who are due to renew their season tickets – or not – it’s really up to you.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #28


    how bizarre I just got a reply from Chi Onwurah’s people she is keen to help with what goes on at the club

  • wynsleap

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #29

    This club has been a joke since Ashley parked his tanks on the pitch at St James Park. We now have a reputation for underhand dealings, outright lies, fan manipulation, devious financial transactions, lack of ambition on the playing and management side, asset stripping, lack of communication to its paying public, mistreatment of some of its footballing legends, pettyness and vindictiveness, an aggressive attitude to making money,
    diverting club funds to other ‘dubious’ locations and generally disregarding the reputation and dignity of our beloved club.
    And still we pour through the doors. Unbelievable!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #30

    I think the crowd on Sunday lunchtime after the win at Hull may show some patience .
    But to be brutally frank , if JC has any realistic aspirations to a full time appointment , we should be putting Happy Hughes side to the sword at home.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    But are they dis satisfied enough to stay away?

    Not a chance – another sellout for the visit of mighty Stoke. Thats why Ash will never leave such a loyal bunch of supporters

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Do you have a template for the letter you sent so I can mix it up a bit.

  • toonbrother

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #33

    @mr tuff
    I apologize for missing the tongue in cheek aspect of your post. I said it was ignorant because ebola is presently contained to very specific isolated spots in west africa . There are zero ebola cases in Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal,Ghana etc Again apologies for the mix up

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Where were wynsleap lesh and beermonkey when Fat Freddy was charging thousands of pounds worth of warehousing for Shepherd offshore to NUFC ?
    At least Ashley owns the club outright – the original slug didn’t.

  • DokToon

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #35


    I made no reference to anyones missus… if it was taken that way, I apologize, but certainly, id never bring a wife into it…

    just don’t understand toon’s hatred for him… RVP, yes… rooney, ok, I can see that.. but one of ours… I duno

  • toonbrother

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Anyone that fails to see the inherent uselessness of colocinni as a player, simply has no discernment when it comes to football

    He has a few good games now and then but his good games are the exception not the norm. He is singlehandedly destroying this football club

    I would go as far as to say his presence in our defense threatens our premiership status

    We need him to go on a long layoff in some remote part of the world. He can come back once the season is over

  • Scottiedog

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle fans are never happy!

    We kept sissoko
    We have aarons and de Jong coming back
    We are playing well

    What more do fans want, really??

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Fifth round of the FA cup so we can have a party in May.

  • Markaccus

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Is everyone going to let the blind arrogance of Toonbtothers last comment go, or are they going to let him know what a self-important prick he is?. Disgusting to promote his own opinion as gospel and to devalue the opinion of anyone who disagrees. That’s not debate, thats dictatorship

    Toonbotherer…. you are a terrible human being.

  • Markaccus

    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #40


    More than two fit recognised centre backs would have been nice.

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