The 2010 summer transfer window closed about 20 minutes ago and it doesn’t seem like Newcastle got anybody else through the door.
Mike Ashley – strengthened the squad again this transfer window – good
We would have expected something to be posted on the Newcastle web-site if we had been successful in bringing someone else in, but nothing, so we have to assume the five players brought in so far are all that we are getting this summer.
But with the acquisition of James Perch ( £1.5M), Dan Gosling (free), Sol Campbell (free), Cheick Tiote (£3.5M) and Hatem Ben Arfa (season long loan with chance of £5.5M transfer next summer), we are more than satisifed with the transfer work the Newcastle club have been able to achieve this summer. It’s the second transfer window in a row where the club have strengthened the squad.
The Tyneside club spent just £5M in the summer transfer market, but we still managed to get 5 good players in, and as Chris Hughton has said, the squad is now what we have until January, when the window opens again for a month.
By then we have to hope that Newcastle are somewhere safely in the middle of the Premier League table, and certainly if the first three games of the season are anything to go by, that’s where we could well be when 2011 rolls around – and that would be great!
Kazenga LuaLua got his move on loan to Brighton through the end of the year, but nothing at all on the possible Robbie Keane, Greg Cunningham or Ricky van Wolfswinkel deals.
Maybe these will be targets come January – who knows?
Comments very welcome.
136 comments so far
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:19 PMComment #81
tom4nufc: well said
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:22 PMComment #82
It don’t matter who Barton play for, he’s the one with the history not NUFC.
Barton proved them all wrong on sat but he’s gotta keep doing it week in week out.
At the moment the jury’s definitely still out on him!
Howay The Lads
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:24 PMComment #83
Tom4Nufc, I agree, he shouldn’t say ‘we’, but if he’s gonna be as unprofessional as he was; how come he laughs at Barton and clearly show bias against him (and therefore Newcastle – IN THIS SITUATION) but doesn’t say ‘we’?
In a perfect world he wouldn’t have laughed, and he wouldn’t say ‘we’. If you were to choose one of those that he could change it would be calling us ‘we’. Not the other way round, as he did.
I know that’s hard to understad=nd, but I know what I’m talking about 😉
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:25 PMComment #84
Moonraker: History is bunk. Be it JB or AS. What’s happening NOW is what’s important. HWTL
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:28 PMComment #85
Ah well whatever; Shearer is king anyway!
Howay the lads 🙂
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 PMComment #86
Shearer is a complete w4nker but was a total legend on the pitch. He has an ego as big as the Tyne and arrogance that would make Tyson look an angel lol.
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:32 PMComment #87
@82, its a matter of interpretation isn’t it mate?
The whole situation, I agree laughing was unprofessional but then again the rest of the MOTD guys where too although they don’t get as much criticism as Shearer! Obviously though gotta remember your roots and Shearer was bang out of line, no arguments there!
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:38 PMComment #88
My only interest in Shearer refers to his performances on the pitch when a player.
I dont give a toss if he’s arrogant or has an ego as that doesn’t affect me in any way.
I wonder sometimes how many Mackems are blogging on this site though?
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:40 PMComment #89
Yeah Too1978: I just hate centre forwards with big egos. hahaha
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:44 PMComment #90
If you are insinuating that i am a SUNDERLAND fan then you are totally wrong mate. I have supported NUFC for 31 years up and down the country. I for one like nice people and i expect to be treat the same way i treat other people whether you are a Footballer,bin man of the Queen. Shearer or whoever it may be need to remember who put him where he is and who paid his massive wages, im sure the fans paid a part in that. It did affect me when my brother went up to a certain K.Dyer to shake his hand only to be told to f..k off. Now that for me is disgusting and he’s lucky me bro did not stick a nut on the twat. There is no need to be horrible, just be nice and the world would be a better place!!!!!:)
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:46 PMComment #91
The funny thing is, most of the players with big ego’s are sh1te……… Carl Cort anyone???????
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:47 PMComment #92
Isaac; what about centre forwards who are arrogant? They’re annoying aren’t they? haha
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:48 PMComment #93
Toon1978: That last sentence. It’s what Hitler said in 1939. 😆
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:50 PMComment #94
hahahaha i have become the Geordie Hitler.
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:52 PMComment #95
Too1978: Who do you think you’re kidding?
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:53 PMComment #96
Its been a great transfer market. Great job by Chris Hughton, Lambias and Mike Ashley. We got some top players. Sol Campbell the experienced center back, James Perch who is still improving, Cheik Tiote the new ESSIEN, Dan Gosling the new England Lampard, and the one and only Hatem Ben Arfa. We have got some quality signings.
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:53 PMComment #97
Mr Hitler if you think the toon is done!!!!!
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:54 PMComment #98
Anyone rmember Ron ‘Cassius Clay’ McGarry? He was our centre forwad in the sixties. He had a heed bigger than Gatesheed (including Birtley and Wrenkenton)
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:55 PMComment #99
i reckon 99.9 per cent of premier league footballers are arrogant twats, maybe not steve harper but the wages mixed with fame and love fron the fans must surely make even the most down to earth players into egotistical w&nkers.
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:56 PMComment #100
Sorry mate no offence meant to yourself; it’s just that some fans can always seem to see a negative slant on things even when it’s going well and looking good like at the moment.
There’s good and bad in all walks of life and footballers are no different I guess.
Anyway it’s all about opinions isnt it and we all want the same thing at the end of the day!
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:56 PMComment #101
Wasn’t born mate. To green to go back that far unlike yourself lol????????????????
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:58 PMComment #102
All taken as banter mate. Nothing serious among fellow fans lol 🙂
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:58 PMComment #103
Nah. Tony Green was a midfielder man
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:59 PMComment #104
hahahahahaha f..k mateeeeeee……very good lol:)
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:02 PMComment #105
I reckon we’re all coming out of a bloody awful depression. Let the good (well canny tho but) times roll!!!
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:04 PMComment #106
Well that’s it. Me care worker says it’s time for me milk and cookies. At the end of the day – it’s time for bed.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:06 PMComment #107
Laters Isaac, remember to take the falsers oot 😉
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:06 PMComment #108
Great window. 9/10 for me. Resolving the Saylor contract situation would have clinched a 10 for me. Would i have liked a left back or a #10 style forward, yeah. For what funds were spent that was a great return and should more than keep us up/ midtable. I am really liking this team, the easiest to get behind that there has been in quite a while.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:08 PMComment #109
Agreed. However, if we lose Carroll to injury we may struggle for goals.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:13 PMComment #110
Isaac @ 97
I’m old enough to remember Cass McGarry and you’re right he was a bigheed.
Makes you wonder though, cos a lot of footballers I’ve met I thought were total knobs.
The most humble was Bobby Charlton, when I was introduced to to him at a do once. I asked him why he didn’t sign for Newcastle when he was a kid and he said “well they never asked me”!
They missed out on him like they did Shearer! Ah well at least they got Andy Carroll 🙂
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:24 PMComment #111
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:25 PMComment #112
I dont think the Cheik Tiote signing is getting quite the early excitement and recognition it deserves. The guy was an instrumental member of a trophy-winning team last year, he’s an athletic bruiser who will fit in perfectly in this league, and most importantly, he fills a void that we haven’t had in a LONG time. Do people realize that Alan Smith is a natural STRIKER, and we’re trying (and have been failing for 3 years, mind) to play him at defensive midfielder.
Cheik will bring a great stability to the back which will then free up Barton to play a true central midfielder’s role with Ben Arfa up top.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:27 PMComment #113
Very good transfer window for NUFC. Like CH said he didn’t want anybody to leave and he kept his word.
Well done Ashley, Lliambas and CH for the fantastic sinings!
My team would be:
Perch – Colo – Campbell – Enrique
I know it is a bit harsh to drop Williamson, who played 2 excellent games, but i think Campbell will play as soon as he is match fit.
There are a lot off other options CH has got and that only has to be seen as a positive selection problem.
HOWAY THE LADS!!!
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:28 PMComment #114
That would be my formation but expect some grief off others mate, you have left Nolan out lol.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:31 PMComment #115
I agree with you there. Let’s just hope that he stays fit for the bulk of the season. I think Lova can score goals but is unlikely to be deployed as a lone striker. Shola is what he is. Here’s hoping that Ranger turns the corner this season in terms of development and gets some games as long term I think he is the best bet. Who knows maybe a December bid for Erdinc?
Howay The Lads
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:33 PMComment #116
Don’t fix something that ain’t broke. If we have a bit of a bad patch, then put Ben Arfa in for Routledge or Gutierrez.
Also with suspensions, injuries et al, I’d bring Tiote or Guthrie in for Barton/Smith/Nolan etc.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:33 PMComment #117
^ who knows! But I bloody well hope so 🙂
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:35 PMComment #118
That was re atom @115!
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:36 PMComment #119
Well Routledge hasn’t impressed me much so far, so I’d play Ben Arfa ahead of him and keep the rest of the team the same.
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:36 PMComment #120
I can see what your saying but i cannot wait to see the new boys playing in black n white mate.