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No cash for Chris.

Posted on October 14th, 2009 | 32 Comments |

Cash crisis maybe
Cash crisis maybe
If the latest report from Lee Ryder in the Chronicle is anything to go by, Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton won’t be getting much cash to spend in the January transfer window.

Following Keegan’s tribunal and the £2m it awarded him, it was speculated that Ashley would give Hughton some of the £8m he had set aside to pay Keegan off. However, Lee Ryder thinks otherwise. Having read the article I’m not clear why he thinks that though.

Ryder himself speculates that:

… with the current regime at United still counting the cost of relegation and smaller crowds at St James’s this season, Ashley will continue to exercise caution when the window re-opens for business on January 1.”

Later in the article he quotes a ‘United source’ who said:

There have been several players, both established stars and up-and-coming prospects, who have been offered to Newcastle by clubs around Europe.

That’s a common theme at this time of year in the build-up to the January window.

But so far they have been told that Newcastle aren’t about to spend big amounts this winter.”

I must admit I’m not fully convinced by The Chronicle’s story, although that doesn’t mean it isn’t true of course. I guess we could also speculate what is meant by the ‘big amounts’ mentioned above. £5m wouldn’t for example strike me as a ‘big amount’ (although I’m unlikely to find it down the back of the sofa myself), but I guess we do have to consider that we’re talking relative to the Championship now rather than the Premier League.

I think if Ashley stays and he feels that we need players to ensure we get promoted then he’ll bring some in. He would be an idiot not to, although given the short-termism that arises from Ashley’s desire to sell the club, those players might only be taken on loan rather than as actual transfers.

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32 Responses

  1. The only thing Lee Ryder is skilled at, is regurgitating the same rubbish over and over again. If he’s a journalist…then so am I!!! If there is a story then he is nowhere near the centre of it. If he wrote the date down I’d question it’s validity!!

  2. It’s not just bringing in extra players – it’s holding onto the ones we’ve got…..the “big” clubs in the Premiership (like Hull, Sunderland and Bolton LOL) are allegedly sniffing around some of our players…

    Then there’s the fact that some key squad positions are filled by players who the fat one has graciously accepted on loan…and they will be due to go back when 3 months are up.

    GET OUT OF OUR CLUB!!

  3. Hey everyone- this is off subject but needs to be said.

    As some of you may know, Charlie Davies (USA and Sochaux) was HORRIBLY injured in a fatal car crash recently. He suffered broken bones in both his legs, facial fractures, and a perforated bladder. This ends his World Cup run and is a terrible blow to USA and French football. I’d ask everyone to remember him in their prayers.

  4. I dont hear any speculation on transfer budget but if its less than 10 we r fucke!!! And even danny,marlon and kizas return we wont be in a big poblem we have amiobi,kadar and nitapa but we need to focus on next year i dont want to feel like last year

  5. summerof69 says:
    October 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    “is premier on the other blog ao, nando, fernando etc”

    I know exactly who it is, 69 (taps nose). I’m not a ‘supergrass’ though.

  6. OHurley says:
    October 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    “Hey everyone- this is off subject but needs to be said.”

    I read about it on the Telegraph’s website, OHurley. It did sound pretty bad, and he has my sympathy. But I have more for the poor fellow who was killed.

  7. so the latest bile from lee synder,then again it,s not the first time the scarlet pimpernel has left us short of cash and playing staff.

  8. Totally off the point
    Can anyone please tell me who scored the Newcastle goals when Newcastle beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park on 22nd February 1956 in first floodlite league game

  9. summerof69 says:
    October 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    “is premier on the other blog ao, nando, fernando etc”

    I know exactly who it is, 69 (taps nose). I’m not a ’supergrass’ though.
    <<<<< worky gis a clue m8 come on you always grass me lol

  10. I know the feeling batts, had a long day at work. Feeling a bit delerious, so your comments seem like normal chat. Just about time to iron a short, have me tea and early night.

  11. StanHardy says:
    October 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “Totally off the point
    Can anyone please tell me who scored the Newcastle goals when Newcastle beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park on 22nd February 1956 in first floodlite league game”

    Stan, all that kind of stuff used to be at:

    http://toonstats.homestead.com/

    Very sadly though, the poor fellow who ran it died in some sort of accident, and it’s just been taken down recently. I’ll keep an eye out for you though.

  12. Few years ago, I would have said yes. This is a time i’m referring to when Robinson was England no1.

    Harper is a very reliable keeper and if James, Green and Foster all got injured, yes he should be called up as back up.

    I think if James and Foster were consistently reliable then we wouldn’t have much of a discussion, but I really don’t rate much of Foster’s game apart from reflexes.

  13. StanHardy says:
    October 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “Totally off the point
    Can anyone please tell me who scored the Newcastle goals when Newcastle beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park on 22nd February 1956 in first floodlite league game””

    workyticket says:
    October 14, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    “Stan, all that kind of stuff used to be at: …”

    Stan,

    I’ve got it now.

    It was Bill Curry and Vic Keeble.