web analytics

75% Of Newcastle Fans Dissatisfied With Transfer Window

Alan Pardew’s job this season will be a lot tougher than it was last season, now that Newcastle have qualified for Europe for the first time in six seasons, but the Newcastle manager says this is not the biggest challenge of his management career.

Alan Pardew – had tougher challenges than currently at Newcastle

This is what Alan said today when asked if the situation at Newcastle was the toughest challenge of his career:

“No, trust me. When you sell a Premier League squad and go into the Championship and don’t pull any players in, that’s tough.” “Nothing that I had at Charlton would match that, I don’t think. It was very difficult.”

“Minus 10 points at Southampton with no team – no, I have been in much bigger problems than this.” “This is a luxury in some respects, and I am enjoying it.”  “Maybe next week the fans will realise we haven’t done badly to keep all our top players here.”

“We have had to fend off a few and we have done that, and we are well-set for the season.”  “Another year of experience, of course, should make us better this year – should.”

Newcastle did very well to keep all their top players at the club over the summer transfer window, but it seems that most fans expected more top players to be brought in.

It looks like three in four Newcastle fans are not satisfied with the transfer window that has just completed, but it’s also interesting that 46% think the Newcastle squad is improved from last year at this time, compared with 42%  who do not.

Of course Newcastle brought in Papiss Cisse in January, and he’s already become a huge player for Newcastle, and we lost Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best and Fraser Forster during the summer, but brought  in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good and Vurnon Anita.

Here are the results of the polls so far, and they are still open if you haven’t yet voted – every reader gets just one vote.

Are You Satisfied With Summer Transfer Business?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

Do Newcastle Have A Stronger Squad Than Last Year At This Time?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and +1 us on Google+


You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com


36 comments so far

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #1

    im 1st again

  • Super Magpie

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Ben Arfa11

    Touched a nerve have I?
    That comment was absolutely pathetic like the others you have posted.
    If I was a Magpie I’d come and Sh*t on your head.

  • hoppernufc

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Who’s doing the questionnaire then?

  • Super Magpie

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyway I’m off.
    Here’s hoping we can get 3 points tomorrow.

  • Andymax

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Lets see how we play tomorrow and if this transfer window effects how we play.

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    fulham bring in-berbatov
    spurs bring in-dempsey
    sunderland bring in-johnson
    arsenal bring in-giroud
    liverpool bring in-allen
    qpr bring in-julio cesar
    west ham bring in-carroll
    stoke bring in-adam
    wigan bring in-ramis
    west brom bring in-lukaku
    man united bring in-van persie
    chelsea bring in-hazard
    norwich bring-in snodgrass
    aston villa bring in-Christian Benteke
    southampton bring in-mayuka
    reading bring in-Pogrebnyak
    everton bring in.meralies
    swansea bring in-michu
    man city bring in-maicon

    and newcastle have brought in a 2nd divsion french player called Romain Amalfitano

    he is already 23 years old and never even played in the top french divsion

    out of all the teams i mentioned i think we are the ones that have pulled of the steal of the season and on a free to

  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Really gopod window. kept our top half dozen world class players and added another with Anita. The squad is small. Thats the owners way of saving money. But if we survive injuries, we can do better than last years 5th place. In Mike we trust. No point in buying rubbish for the sake of it. I would take hazard instead of Guti but the rest are not good enough to get in our 1st 11.

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #8

    out of the teams i mentioned

    newcastle buying Romain Amalfitano
    and norwich buying snodgrass
    and wigan buying ramis

    those look like the 3 star signings this summer

    top 3 in my view with norwich and wigan just pipping newcastle to top 2

  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Where did you pluck the 75% from Ed? I am really happy. I think you made it up like most of the guff you write.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Correct ben arfa I threw you a curve by giving you a chance to find a friendly that google wouldnt toss up on your lap. You, sir, are a mackem with too much time and not enough sisters. I aint Japanese and you aint a Mag. Goodnight.

  • Belly

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #11

    The only decent player we lost in the window was Guthrie. But he hasn’t exactly gone to a team that’s gonna light up the prem. that says a lot. He’s been replaced by Anita, who is a much better player once he’s settled.
    I’m not dissatisfied with the window. We’ve got rid of some unwanted deadwood and given room for our great youngsters to realise their potential.
    It’s the same group of players as last year which means they should get better and I’ve got every faith that they will. Therse no reason that we can’t have a good season. Have faith and get behind the boys!

  • TorqToon

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Less voters on the improved squad poll than the satisfied poll ?!?! How bizarre!

    I think really it speaks for itself that many are getting wrapped up in the transfer window lack of signings when really the bigger picture should be that we HAVE improved our squad. Relative unknowns have come in, and will surprise many of the toon faithful….sound familiar?!?!

    Yes I voted NO on the satisfactory survey as I don’t feel we did enough to cope with the increased work load for this season, but voted that we HAD improved the squad.

    Watch this space lads…our new boys will come good for us! I truely believe the future is bright…although I wasn’t thinking that all day Friday! It took some time but I got there….! 🙂 HWTL

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #13

    belly what are these great youngsters we have??

    the only ones that can develop at this club

    are sammy ameobi and adam campbell and chris good and maybe abeid the rest of our youth are dross


    all potential championship players or league 1 players

    the only one player who has improved around the senior setup has been sammy


    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #14

    The whole debate on if we have had a decent transfer window will hinge on the attitude and response of our team/squad.

    I’m not worried that our top 15 players can’t compete in this league…BUT

    a transfer window is more than just about the player you sign, its the statement of intent you portray, to the football world, the fans but most importantly to the players you already have at your club.

    If players like Cabaye, Colicini and Ben Arfa can kick on this season and not sulk about the lack of players brought in…..and this for me is especially important with regards to Cabaye, we could still have a great season.

    Our team is as good as any in this league.

    I believe Spurs, L’pool and Arsenal have all been weakened.

    The only concern I would have would be if players fail to play to their potential because they are sulking.

    I can kind of understand players like Cabaye not being happy (and he is a major lynch pin in our team) because we didn’t bring Debuchy in.

    Pardews job for me now is purely to get everyone focussed, forget about the transfer window and go out and play to your potential.

    If Pardew can do that then I have no doubt we will challenge the top 5 again this season.

    If players are angry, upset or demotivated because of the lack of ambition shown in the transfer market then this could be a tough tough season.

    I don’t want this to become a struggle and we have to try and do something in January to fix it, that will not work.

  • Les Grossman

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Bills son! 65 year old! Been through Westwood, seymour, Mckeag, era thinks mike Ashley is a saint! Won’t invest unless he can sell! But still a saint!

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #16

    how have spurs been weakend???

    they have brought in dembele adeyebor dempsey siguardson vertonghan loris

    they have improved in my view as king was injury prone and luka was never happy at the club.

    liverpool have improved cause they got a different manager with better skills than kenny but it could take a few years to get what he wants from his team which will benefit us

    arsenal your right they have made some huge errors in the transfer marker but there usually always there abouts no matter who they sell or how bad they look.

    they have been in the champions league for the last 15 years in a row i think which is nothing to snub about

    you may think our rivals up there havent got stronger but the clubs below us like everton and sunderland have got stronger you forget to mention that

  • Belly

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #17

    @Ben Arfa 11
    We’ve got a great crop of youngsters!
    Everyone of them has shown potential!
    Bigi, Ferguson and Vuckic especially he’s been scouted by the best teams in the league!
    Give youth a chance mate.

  • Les Grossman

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Nufc for sale!
    The statements today were targeted at cabaye! Without a doubt! The man who said we NEED to sign decent players to take us up! He would stay if we has ambitions other than Europa league place! But we havent

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #19

    vuckic is over rated man

    yes he was linked with other clubs when we first got him as he was very over rated in his native country slovenia

    however he hasnt progressed atall since he joined the club

    he looks really dangly and just abit of a mess he might be tall but he seems abit clumsy to be honest he never be a fellani anyways

    i dont rate him atall nor do i rate anyone except sammy ameobi and think chris good will be good to lol which is kinda funny since his last name is good ah well tav is out of his depth

    and gosling is the new alan smith the only difference was alan smith used to be good for leeds but gosling wont ever be good he is to slow and not creative he offers absoulty nothing

    jonas is slow to but you got to love him i love the way he keeps the ball when there is like 3 players on him so hard to get the ball of him he offers nothing in terms of creative but he is a workhorse and i like having him on board

    gosling is just boring full stop


    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #20

    “they have brought in dembele adeyebor dempsey siguardson vertonghan loris”

    Adeyeor played all last season, Lorris is no better than Harper, Vertonghan is decent but King was just as good, Siguardson a one season wonder and even not that good. Dembele without doubt the best player the have brought in…..BUT

    they have lost Modric and Van Der Vart, in no way shape or form have they replaced them…….not one of the players you list have the creativity of either of the players they lost.

    They have basically lost 2 world class players and replaced them with middle of the road players.

    Their results so far this season tell the whole story.

    L’pool have improved because they have a better manager with better skills????? this is where I stop talking to you because you clearly know nothing of football if thats your argument for L’pool improving this season 🙂

  • Belly

    Sep 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Ben-Arfa 11
    You are boring me mate.
    You need to look on the bright side for once. You’d think we’d just been relegated and plunged into administration.
    The future is bright for us.

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #22

    well your talking crap to be honest

    lloris just as good as harper?

    lloris has been goalkeeper for lyon for many years who are regulars in the champions league and he is also there no.1 keeper for the french team harper never played for england and has been on the bench for most part of 15 years

    siguardson is an extremly under rated player he is one of the most talented players about and what a strike he has on him

    dembele is a class signing

    and vertonghan is another bright young defender

    and they have dempsey who scores regular goals in the premiership

    siguardson is a very good replacment for van der vart and siguardson will finish games unlike vdv

    yes they havent replaced luka but they have plenty of cash left to spend for january as they did bid 22 million for moutinho so they obviously got plenty of cash to replace him in january

    and what i meant about liverpool is its a work in progress at the moment brenden rodgers will turn liverpool into a possesion team and look how hard it is to get the ball of swansea what do you think its going to be like with better players at liverpool when brendens methods work.

    you are an idiot mate

  • TorqToon

    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Ben Arfa – Serious question lad – How many times have you seen Curtis Good play, like?


    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #24

    yeah I’m the idiot

    go back to your PS3 mate and stick to Fifa

    You’re clearly a child with absolutely no sense what so ever.

    What you doing tomorrow? picking peanuts out of poo???


    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #25

    this Ben-Arfa11 guy is an absolute tool

    I have a cocker spaniel that knows more about football than this clown

    blah blah blah blah

    What was the score today???? Spurs at Home and couldn’t manage to beat Norwich

    I’m sure that would have been the case with Modric and Van Der Vart playing

    what a tit


    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #26

    i’m 1st again, i’m 1st again, i’m 1st again,i’m 1st again ,i’m 1st again i’m 1st again i’m 1st again


    stick to Fifa mate, or sucking on your mams tit

  • Ben-Arfa11

    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #27

    nope im watching the 3 games 2moro

    we start of with liverpool and arsenal its always a draw between these teams

    im going for arsenal 1 liverpool 1

    arsenal scoring true poldolski on the 25th min but a late borini goal on the 88th minute share the spoils

    then we go to newcastle against aston villa where the game will end 2-2

    newcastle fall behind thanks to a darren bent goal on the 7th minute but newcastle hit back on the 37th min due to papa cisse then in 2nd half we take the lead on the 62min due to papa cisse 2nd goal of the game but on the 80th min we give away a penalty with anita again been the problem and aston villa strike the penalty in the back of the net a mr charles n zogiba takes the penalty to give paul lamberts sides 1st point of the season

    southampton take on man united then

    on the 12th minute lambert scores for southampton to to make it 1-0 but in the 2nd half man united score 3 goals thanks to kagawa scholes and valenicia all on 63mins 72mins 84 mins respectivly

    results as follow

    newcastle 2 aston villa 2
    arsenal 1 liverpool 1
    southampton 1 man united 3

  • Benji84

    Sep 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Hi I dont write much on these blogs but I saw the title and it may me realize that this club again has failed to move forward. Now I have been a supported of the Toon for almost 17 years and the first thing i remember watching was when Big Andy Cole was sold to United and how much uproar that did. Seems similar to another Andy from the past. The only thing that pissed me off the most is that they did make bids for certain players but did not go through with it to actually get them. I know they have there policy which is good because do we want another Michael Owen where he on massive amounts of cash and does not really want to be here. As other people have commented most of the top teams had a crap year, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs which to be honest made us look a lot better. The real thing which confuses me the most is that we only need 3 more players, CB a RB and CF. If we have these then anything could be possible. I just hope that we dont finish mid table and Pardew will be sacked or yelled at from results due to injury or lack of depth. I guess all we can do is still rally together and support the team. 12:30 in the morning for me lads. Lets get a win and kick start the season.

  • nufcusa

    Sep 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #29

    Ben Arfa 11 seems to forget Anita. You also list several players who are not NUFC quality. We have maintained every one of our starting 11 from last Season as well as picking up Anita, regaining Taylor and marveux and replacing mediocre players like smith with prospects like bigi.

    Forgive me if I jumped on this without reading prior posts but your player list is utter bullshit and screams desperation at proving a pointless point.

    We are about 16 deep in true starting 11 quality and have another 4 or 5 close. Beat position we have been in for years. All those saying w have missed the boat, get real. 1 good premier league season out if the last 6 does not make us desirable or a big powerhouse. We punched about our weight and top player know it. Justify their support this season and we will truely be back in the big time.

  • nufcusa

    Sep 2, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #30

    2010 United named their Premier League playing squad for rest of 2010, coming in two names under the 25 permitted as follows: 

    Ameobi, Barton, Ben Arfa, Best, Campbell, Coloccini, Enrique, Forster, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Harper, Krul, Lovenkrands, Nolan, Perch, Routledge, Simpson, Smith, R.Taylor, S.Taylor, Tiote, Williamson, Xisco.

    Puts it in perspective. Goodnight

  • nufcusa

    Sep 2, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #31

    2010 United named their Premier League playing squad for rest of 2010, coming in two names under the 25 permitted as follows: 

    Ameobi, Barton, Ben Arfa, Best, Campbell, Coloccini, Enrique, Forster, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Harper, Krul, Lovenkrands, Nolan, Perch, Routledge, Simpson, Smith, R.Taylor, S.Taylor, Tiote, Williamson, Xisco.

    Puts it in perspective.

  • rowla75

    Sep 2, 2012 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #32

    I think it was a deliberate club policy to stick Pardew in front of the media every day giving it the drip-drip-drip about “losing our big players”. Net spend by the fat man this window -(apparently) £3m – Smith’s wages should account for that amd then some


    Sep 2, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Well, i,ll just say this:

    If 75% of you are disappointed in the Transfer window then i count myself as a part of the other 25% :

    Not being cocky Ed but i,d like to know where the figure of 75% comes from?

    We have all been reacting to posts and rumours from the press on here about approximately 50 or 60 players. It is a continuous Saga of bullshit from last January until now! Plus, it will all start again around Christmas!

    What people seem to forget is that the days of 17Mil and 20 Mil transfers for players are well and truly over. A fact which i am pleased about and i don,t wish to return to those days.

    The players signed may disappoint some of you posters on here, but they have all been scouted and looked at by the club and are seen by our scouting system as Good prospects for the next few years!

    We managed to keep what we have, and bring a couple in too. Not interested in all the moaning on here and it is “Moaning”! Okay we did,nt spend 24 Mil on RVP or 10Mil on Dempsey. Pardew and Fat Ash have spent the last two years getting us to where we are now, and that is in the European League and still pushing for a top ten finnish again! year!

    Sorry Ben Arfa but are you expecting us to win the League or a domestic this year? We are still very much a “work in Progress”! Just maybe in the next two years we may do something special like that. Which all of us will be happy about.

    But to come on here as a Doom and Gloom merchant is,nt helping the cause one bit ! If you want to slag new signings off before they have had a chance to kick a ball on the park then i guess that you will never be 100% satisfied with what the club manages to achieve?

    Give Good and Romano and Anita a chance to prove themselves and this applies to any other players or youngsters signed too!
    You and a lot of people on here are screaming Doom and Gloom when the season has only just begon!

    We should on paper beat the Villa today, and if we do we will have 6 points and be up againin the top ten. I predict 3-1

    Please, stop with all ths Negativity, it is,nt helping us at all!

  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #34

    I bet the same 75% had been predicting with absolute certainty that we would loose one or more of our star players which would be a sure fire sign that the club has no ambition. I don’t hear any of them thanking Ashley for refusing all approaches.

    Clearly Ben-Arfa11 did not watch Jeff Sterling’s Saturday Sky Sports programme when the whole panel said that Newcastle had done really well (against all expectations) to keep all their star players, and even adding some and saying Anita was a good buy.

    The panel thought that Liverpool had not added to their strength, and were in fact much weaker. They thought that Spurs would find the loss of VDV and Modric a real problem as the pair were outstanding world class players. They said that bringing in a large number of players, like QPR, can take time for them to settle in. Most people agree that Everton have done well because they tend to loose few but nearly always add one or two thereby keeping the strength, cohesion and structure of the squad together. Perhaps that’s why they always end up in the top ten.

    I bet Ben-Arfa11 was one of those who said ‘who’ when we bought Tiote and then Cabaye. Too many fans equate high transfer fees with hard working skillful commited players but as we from the Shepherd era that’s not necessarily the case.

    I’m one of the 25% and pleased with our business.


    Sep 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #35

    Pleased to be a part of the Minority 25% and not to be part of the Moaning 75% !

    Now lets trounce the Villains 4-0 and push up the table!

    With you all the Slank @ 33

    Keep the Faith!

  • stuart no9

    Sep 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #36

    if any one is interested, the75% came from the poll we had the other day . i think it was about 770 votes in favor of dissappointed fans.


You must log in to post a comment.