Newcastle To Drastically Change Transfer Policy In January


Maybe we are being too negative because of the terrible display and result yesterday, but with the games we have to play through January 2nd we cannot see Newcastle being out of the bottom six come January.

And therefore Newcastle will need to bring in some players who can immediately produce for the side and fill the many gaps Newcastle seem to have in the team when January rolls around.

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Lee Charnley – running the club for Mike Ashley
Smile – you’re on candid camera

Here are the games we have through January 2nd.

November
Sat 28	15:00	A	Crystal Palace			
December
Sun 06	16:00	H	Liverpool			
Sun 13	16:00	A	Tottenham				
Sat 19	17:30	H	Aston Villa				
Sat 26	17:30	H	Everton				
Mon 28	15:00	A	WBA				
January
Sat 02	15:00	A	Arsenal

We would expect maybe 5 points minimum from those seven games with a home win against Aston Villa and at least draws against Everton and West Brom.

That would probably have us in the bottom three at the start of January.

The Chronicle is reporting today that if we are in relegation trouble in January the transfer targets could change.

The current plan according to the Chronicle is to bring in young players like Georginio Wijnaldum (but he’s 25), Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba that we brought in over the summer.

But if we remain in trouble the plan could change to bring in some players capable of having an immediate impact on Tyneside and saving Newcastle from relegation.

Newcastle could therefore (we assume) turn to older and more experienced players in January – something that we haven’t seen much of from Mike Ashley’s Newcastle.

This is not earth shattering news and we’d be stupid to bring in young players in January who cannot have any immediate impact in the second half of the season.

But there again it’s hard to accuse the club of being progressive, logical or even sensible over the last couple of years.

We hate to be like a broken record,  but it would mean getting in proven PL players like Charlie Austin – which we should have done in the summer.

We would expect at least four players coming in during the January window and if we are in real trouble they must be able to produce – immediately.



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60 comments so far

  • G

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Doesn’t matter who they sign if we still have Macca in charge. They will just turn into static players here for the money and nothing else. SackMac

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  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost from previous thread

    Eastend…… Rodgers’ll be a bit pricey for Ashley’s liking – remember he was like a kid in a sweet-shop when wanting players.

    Ron Knee….. Tim Sherwood’s shown he’s not up to the Prem – as shown at Aston Villa.

    The bigger picture must surely show Ashley that Charnley and Carr are behind our plight – Ashley’s got to be looking at replacing them too, in the fullness of time.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    As bad as any Pardew performance, this. Expected to be swearing at Steve during his interview, but he was excellent. Still, don’t know what him, the 12 year old assistant and the amazing motivator guru do at the training ground.

    Players can’t be getting pardewed as the poor man’s gone. Widgi has been absolutely terrible. Janmaat, the worst player on the field and NOT a defender. Mitro woeful. etc. It’s not fair to be picking on people because every single one of them, bar the goalie, should not be paid this week.

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  • Slank

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    REPOST

    The comparisons between Carver with McClaren and Pearson with Ranieri (and possibly between Sherwood and Garde too) would appear to suggest that it is far easier to maintain a winning attitude and momentum when changing managers than turning around a failing and defeatist team.

    Leicester were very impressive and their position in the league is fully justified. I hadn’t seen Vardy before and thought that all the praise was just media hype but I was wrong. He is very impressive.

    I wonder whether some of our anguish is that we wrongly perceive Leicester as a small club whereas we are often told that we are a big club and therefore assume that we should be more successful than some smaller clubs like Leicester, Stoke and Palace.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    A bean counter who knows and cares little about football or the clubs legacy. We are punters and commercial targets. Out of his way, he’s got revenue targets! This is the guy who puts the cap on transfer values.

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  • Bambams

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki
    Cheers for that fella. I just feel Carr has picked some poor players not suited to PL Cabella and Cabella 2 (Thauvin ) recently. Even Wini looks off the pace albeit he can finish.

    I totally get the financial restraints by El Greedy one but it still leaves us wondering what he will do. The ‘we will be making our own luck’ statement has come back to bite him in the backside.

    I agree that both our fb need dropping. Mbabu and Haidara should start.

    Just watched Vardy goal again….What the hell is Colo doing ! Just let’s him run into the box……Shocking

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost

    Tsunki

    It’s likely that Fatso will be forced to spend in January just to ensure survival (and continued revenue/brand exposure). But I don’t see the objective changing: mid-table mediocrity.

    If we don’t get relegated this season it’ll probably be the next.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Cyprus
    Mitro woeful – he was worse than that – lazy twat hardly moved all day never seen him run for the ball cannot jump to head the ball – all he is good at is moaning and fouling. Would of had him hooked after 20 minutes – least Cisse ran about and got caught offside – nowt new there.
    Elliot and Anita did OK rest send them to the ‘jungle’

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    lesh

    Re Sherwood. That’s why I suggested him. Only proven failures need apply!

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    I wonder whether some of our anguish is that we wrongly perceive Leicester as a small club whereas we are often told that we are a big club and therefore assume that we should be more successful than some smaller clubs like Leicester, Stoke and Palace.

    Chalk up a success from Ashleys Perception Training Department. We are no longer allowed to think of ourselves as big a club as we used to be.

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  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    I hear everyone banging on about jaanmat but personally I think he is f@ckin sh1te. He is a defender who cannot defend. That’s his first job to do. Can see why he got dropped from Dutch squad. Was at fault for 2 goals yesterday and bottled a header for the third goal

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  • cyprus

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Charlie,
    looks like we watched the same game…

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Ron, as in my post above, fan perceptions have been altered. If Ed took a poll right now on who would be happy if we finish 10 th this season, what percentage would you guess?

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #14

    Only one bit of transfer policy I want to see change. ….get rid of Carr

    Biggest myth in football that he’s this scouting genius.

    Stop bringing in sh#te from the French league.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Bournemouth now after Obertron in the New Year to help ” resurrect his career” – which speaks volumes about how NUFC is perceived and run or not as the case might be.

    Looking at the League table apart from the points column check out goal difference for all the clubs. That really show which clubs are shite and how having a strong defence and goal creating midfield serving goal scoring forwards is the best tactic – deep in my sub conscious I recall the words ” wanting to win ” – has McLaren scrubbed that from the dictionary with his sideways tactics plan.

    Colo is mute on the pitch and does nothing to inspire anyone let alone the players around him.

    Just as well the Salvation Army come to the fore at Christmas – have they ever collected for such a hopeless case as NUFC ?

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  • G

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    @13 I would take 10th, as to be honest right now I cant see us finishing outside of the bottom 3.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #17

    I am beginning to think pearson might not be a bad call, sadly. But the issue is carr, not charnley. Charnley is an administrator and buyer. He even did well in getting tough deals sorted in the summer. But who is the football supremo at the club? Carr. He chooses the players and will choose the next manager. Ashley is a disease but carrs input is all over this squad and choice of manager. Moyes might help because he will play more traditional football which will suit mitro/austin. Its sad that it has come to this though.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #18

    we are no longer a big club we are not even a club
    just a revenue accumulator for a fat greedy bathtub

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki

    One of the few things this club excels at is lowering expectations.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #20

    We can’t go on paying to watch this rubbish. At least if you were a Bournemouth supporter you’d see a team team fighters playing out of their skins who played decent football but struggled to get the breaks. We are tolerating no-shows at good money.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #21

    G we have already finished

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  • G

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #22

    @21 agreed

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #23

    G a good 90+% would be ecstatically happy to take your hand off at the shoulder for 10 th right now.

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  • G

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki, if they can achieve it, I will gladly donate both arms mate

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #25

    10 is as far off as 1

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #26

    16 is more achievable not

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #27

    john tudor has it spot on………. we are not even a club
    just a revenue accumulator with no hope and no hart

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #28

    Cyprus
    What got me yesterday was they did NOT try – it was gutless – players wandered around for 90 minutes without a care in the World.
    And with players with that attitude we will be relegated by the end of January – something stinks in the club.
    Blame Ashley yes – but there has got to be more to it than that – surely – to turn out that SHITE I had to endure yesterday

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Cyprus
    Also the fans didn’t seem bothered either – just shrugged their shoulders – ‘bad day at the office’ – I was fuming and still am.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #30

    charlie they looked done in after the warm up not a hope of this shower turning it around and even less chance of this lot bringing us back up

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Changing the transfer policy is about as useless as changing the water.
    You can’t change the transfers unless you change the people implementing it.
    Carr needs to retire to a quiet seaside town like Bournemouth.
    Charmless needs to be sent to Coventry.
    Moncur could take over the vacant role of tea lady – familiar face with plenty of stories to chat about over a dunked digestive.
    McLaren should be put on a slow boat to China.
    Ashley ” fly me to the moon” and let him open a shite dire store and stay there.

    There should be an exclusion zone around SJP as these idiots are harassing the fans well being.

    It’s not a football club it’s a Pantomime and we’e right in the middle of the season for it.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Agreed…

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  • cyprus

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Kept waiting for them to snap out of it, didn’t.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #34

    Ed

    I don’t think we are being too negative at all.
    We are simply paying the price for having a succession of mediocre English / Brit managers under Ashley.

    Someone like Viera would have been a statement of intent, in going in a different direction. Yes a gamble but KK was a gamble and paid off massively.

    No team deserves to have had Dalglish, Souness, Allardyce, Pardew, JC and now SM as manager.

    The tragedy is if SM goes it will be another dour appointment like Moyes, who’s been sacked from his last 2 clubs for dull and negative hoofball.

    God knows there must be other Klopps, Pochetinnos, Koemans out there with a modern , progressive approach.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #35

    taxi for sissy koko

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  • Slank

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #36

    The question is ‘do you throw good money after bad’ ?

    Buying players hoping that their presence is suddenly going to change a team which is clearly inconsistent frequently lapsing between decent and dreadful into a attractive winning outfit has to be questioned.

    Mitrovich, Gini, Thauvin and Mbemba were supposed to be the catalyst for change. There were others before them who were also going to be the catalyst for change and both sets of players took to the field looked on by new coaching staff also supposedly the catalyst for change. But nothing has changed.

    It looks like it doesn’t matter whether it’s new players or new coaching staff the malaise persists. I wish I knew how things could be changed for the best on the field of play but I don’t and it’s no use blaming Ashley has he doesn’t play, doesn’t coach and doesn’t select the team or identify the players to buy.

    All very depressing.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #37

    Lochinvar -” oh no it isn’t! ” ha ha oh…wait….

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #38

    All those who wanted McClaren here in the first place must be looking stupid now, again and again myself and others said he’s the wrong man but what do we know! Gloating just seems the only positive thing these days.

    We deserve to be relegated end off and as long as Mike is still in charge we will never be Club we all desire and expect.

    Want to improve the squad and club, get rid of those who won’t play and get rid of coaches who don’t coach starting with McClaren first.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #39

    RH

    The trouble is the decent managers wouldn’t touch us with a barge pole – hence desperate souls like McClaren.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #40

    Jib/Jef/Jane

    Before you go for the hair of the dog, I would just like to say “I told you so”!

    I am the first to admit when I am wrong so can justifiably claim when I am right and yesterdays match proved that changes to the starting 11 needed to be made. There is no need to apologise for the picture, just the lack of footballing knowledge and being a d##khead.

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