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Will Newcastle Finally Change Transfer Policy In January?

3:43 pm, Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

It seems that Newcastle’s transfer policy has been flawed under Mike Ashley for a number of years and for a number of reasons.

And it seems that our Chief Scout Graham Carr is the one who selects and scouts players and then chooses which of those  players Newcastle bring in during the transfer windows.

And Carr also has to take direction from Mike Ashley to bring in young players for low fees whose value can increase as they mature and improve on Tyneside.

Then they can be sold for often huge profits.

graham carr

Graham Carr – transfer supremo at Newcastle

And with this policy we never seem to have players ready for the team, because they are often acclimatizing to the Premier League since a vast majority of them are brought in from the continent.

It’s very rare under Mike Ashley that we have brought a player in with good Premier League experience who can fit right into the team and start producing for Newcastle.

And it’s very rare that we sign British players – and the reason for that simply is that they are generally more expensive than those players we can get in from the continent.

The other big problem is that the manager doesn’t seem to have enough say in the selection of who comes in – and it’s interesting that Alan Pardew has done really well this last year at Crystal Palace – and he is fully in control of all transfers at Palace.

We often wonder how he would have done at Newcastle if that had been the case over the last couple of years.

There were rumors that Alan Pardew wanted to sign some older players who already had good experience in the Premier League.

Although we have done well in the last couple of games we still need some players brought in next month who can immediately contribute to the team so we can start climbing up the Premier League.

We want to see Newcastle successful again and we want to see changes made in the way Newcastle bring in players during next month’s transfer window.

We need players who can produce for us immediately next month – so we’ll see if any changes have been made in the transfer policy of Newcastle United.

We hope there is.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dok - the horrid colonial // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Geordieboy 83,

    yeah, should be a happy happy time after all the crap weve been watching… but oh well, im happy to see us playing better.. three more points vs villa will only help me be happier still..

  • 2 geordieboy83 // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    At the risk of signing ignorant

    Has it ever been stated that our policy of signing these foreign cheap players, is to extract a larger profit when we sell? As far as I can tell the biggest profit we ever made was Carroll who was home grown.

    I do firmly believe you get better value withy he foreign lads. I was chatting to jail the other morning about Townsend saying I really wouldn’t mind him but when I see his price tag is the same as as wijnaldum it actually annoys the hell out of me.

  • 3 geordieboy83 // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Dok

    For the love of god don’t get your hopes up then mate.

  • 4 mindshaft // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Think Fatty will be thinking why he’s spending so much money when Leicester / Palace / Watford have spent little and are flying high…

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Really hope this window doesn’t turn into a “get as many British players in as possible” w**kfest
    By all means get lads in with PL experience but god a team full of the likes of Taylor Colback and Willo………

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 16, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Oh and happy Christmas, glad to see the blogs as happy as ever!

  • 7 hibbitt // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    villa wont be a push over but we must be looking for all 3 points……………..3 in a row would help us all enjoy our christmas

  • 8 geordie157 // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Our transfer policy is ok, it’s the obsession with France that annoys me. Although the squad needs two or three senior players ie late 20’s to lead the others.

    Apparently one of the issues at Chelsea is the loss of cech, drogba and also lampard, those three plus Terry were very influential.

    Although seeing Terry subbed on Monday was fantastic, can’t stand the bloke!

  • 9 Tsunki // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly tra-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaah you swines ha ha..

  • 10 Ron Knee // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    hibbitt

    Amen to that.

  • 11 beardsleys warm up // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Hi lads, new member. Followed this site 4 years and ive taken the plunge. Lookn 4wd 2 the banter about our beloved toon. Its a way of life we are born in2 ..

  • 12 hibbitt // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    tads……..we paid 1m for all 3 players you named you only willo cost 1m boro offered our money back in august we wanted more….taylor cost nowt when he plays he’s done ok wont get new contract ……..colback cost nowt good solid squad player every team needs them

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Hibbit
    Didn’t say you didn’t need squad players but this sudden b0lloxs being spouted off by many of our fans recently that we need more British players like them then we’d fly up the table is utter nonsense
    Not sure why you bought up their price’s, the general point was British players doesn’t automatically make them good players

    Their arguably 3 of the least talented players in the squad

    We need experience, preferably PL experience, but nationality should not be the main criteria for a signing

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Also seen the chronicle linking Tiote with a move away but SMC is keen to retain him……dear god why!
    Were flooded with sideways passing CDM’s really fail to see the benefit of keeping an unfit midfielder who lost his form 3 seasons ago and has no idea where he left offers to the squad

    Priority this window has to be strengthening the defence with a long term replacement for Colo, a LB who knows how to defend (granted the young lad Mbabu looked canny there) and a midfielder in the creative mould

    Please Charnley don’t spend all window attempting to blow your wad all over Charlie Austin…

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Also……can we please please please give Marv to the Mackems as a Christmas present? And Obertan? And Rivy? And Ashley?

  • 16 Tsunki // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    A warm welcome to the Sea of Lost Souls, Beardsleys Warm Up.

  • 17 hibbitt // Dec 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    tads………don’t give a shit if there pink with yellow dots or from timbuctoo but the criteria your placing on the british player must also apply to our foreign legion as were buy to many foreign flops

  • 18 Bambams // Dec 16, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Ed
    As much as I would love to agree with you that Austin is stating he is happy to stay – suggesting loyalty……My goodness he would be entitled to a cracking signing on fee when he becomes a free agent in the summer.
    He is in a win/win situation
    Imo




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