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Alan Pardew Now After Newcastle Striker Target

10:22 pm, Friday, January 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has Crystal Palace in 5th place on 31 points half way through the season and 14 points and 13 places above his former club Newcastle, where Steve McClaren is having difficulties at the start of his Newcastle career.

The Chronicle has reported today that QPR striker Charlie Austin is open to joining Newcastle in the January transfer window, but we don’t know if there’s anything behind that comment.

charlie Austin -Reuters

Charlie Austin – will likely leave QPR this month

But with Charlie likely to be available for around £8M this month, there will surely be a number of Premier League clubs interested in getting him and one is said to be London club Crystal Palace, who are pushing for a Champions League place this season.

Pardew could offer Austin a good deal at Palace with their new £100M windfall from American investors and no change in location necessary for Charlie and his new wife.

The problem Newcastle have is that we are again fighting against relegation and we wonder if that will now affect our chances of finally getting Charlie to Tyneside.

We hope that’s not the case but our very poor start to the season will certainly not have helped us.

And there are reports coming out of France today that our major midfield target – Henri Saivet of Bordeaux – is having second thoughts about joining Newcastle because of our poor league position and the chances that we could even be relegated in May.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 angelswithdirtyfaces // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Saivet is not the only one concerned about our league position.

  • 2 Our Toon // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Any player we try to sign needs have a relegation clause where we can sell for cheaper to entice them to join

  • 3 Jib // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Line up for the morra

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Thanks Ed two of my heroes in the same article, wow and a lot of people on here think I’m a wum.

    Ha ha ha

    You are a legend.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Anyone watching the darts, this tournament has been awesome.

  • 6 Our Toon // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Austin needs to prove his fitness before moving anywhere. 3 injuries since August!! Dodgy medical history….stay well clear

  • 7 toon kk // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Our toon
    Your right there,stay clear, isn’t he injured at the moment? Personally we need pace through the door.

  • 8 bladeuser // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    F@@@ the darts
    SHEEP ? Out

  • 9 Ravostag // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Austin will keep us top of the injuries league

  • 10 Newintoon // Jan 1, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    The new year is my 20th anniversary of being a NUFC supporter, so I have seen some pretty turbulent seasons in that time. I have to say that this current season (following on from last seasons narrow escape) has been the most disappointing that I can remember. Poor manager that would be better suited to being a coronation street actor, poor players that are being made to play out of position, no goal threat, poor defence, poor tactics – al this due to the poor running of the club by the fat cat and his henchmen at the top of the pile. I am certain we will be relegated…that’s what we will deserve as a club. The players won’t care, that will be the buy out clauses a lot of them have been waiting for to leave.

    As for attracting new players to help the relegation fight in January, I think that loans have to be the only sensible method. Who in their right mind would sign a 4 year contract with a club teetering on the edge? There would be no harm taking players on loan that we know are solid, reliable and premier league quality. That way, when we are relagated at least we don’t have resentful players wanting to leave, a huge wage bill and no method of a fight back in League 1.

    As for the game tomorrow, I would play Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Tiote, Colback and Sissoko in a 5 man midfield at the expense of two strikers that aren’t scoring. I think Thauvin could have a useful game.

  • 11 lesh // Jan 1, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Pardew’s getting his own back – showing what power he has at Selhurst Park!

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