Pardew: “Players we have in mind all seem secure at their clubs”

Posted on August 29th, 2012 | 42 Comments |

Alan Pardew as Corporal Jones in "Dad's Army."
DON'T PANIC! DON'T PANIC!
Speaking in his pre match press conference for tomorrow evening’s Atromitos game, Alan Pardew has suggested that the club’s policy of making very low bids for transfer targets, hoping to unsettle the players until they force a move from their current clubs may have failed this time, and that all the transfer targets we have in mind all seem to be “secure at their clubs.”

The Silver Supremo told reporters:

“We know who we are watching and if there is any movement on them we may trigger ourselves. Agents keep offering us players but we scout our own targets. The players we have in mind all seem secure at their clubs.”

Also, when Pardew was asked if there was still the possiblity of a deal being on for potential prodigal son, Andy Carroll, Pardew reponded:

“Not as far as I’m aware.”

Though that was never really on in the first place, especially so after the Llambiasgate tapes. As to whether this is some kind of bluff, and the club are currently pursuing a previously unknown target, or it is a rallying cry to targets such as Mathieu Debuchy to commit further acts of rebellion is hard to say. One thing which isn’t hard to say however is that there will not be long to wait now as the transfer window will end on Friday, and that unless the club get a striker and possibly a defender in too, the club’s season will be very much subject to the vagaries of injury (especially with a European campaign to deal with), and possibly the African Cup of nations tournament. Cheik Tiote’s Ivory Coast and Demba Ba’s and Papiss Cisse’s Senegal will play each other in a two legged qualifier between 7-9 September and 12-14 October. If Senegal win the club could be in VERY serious trouble on the striker front, and if the favourites, Ivory Coast, win, we will still be without Tiote, though of course, the signing of pint sized defensive midfielder, Little Vurn, has been some very good news in that direction.

The striker problem still remains if nothing spectacular happens between now and Friday though.

PS: Since the time of writing this piece, it seems that Italian broadcaster, Sky Sport 24, is claiming that a €7 million (£5.5 million) fee has been agreed between Lille and the Real Madrid for the above mentioned Mathieu Debuchy, though it’s veracity is hard to ascertain at this stage.

If there IS anything in it, then at least one of our targets wasn’t as secure at his club as Pardew seems to think!

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  1. “As to whether this is some kind of bluff, and the club are currently pursuing a previously unknown target, or it is a rallying cry to targets such as Mathieu Debuchy to commit further acts of rebellion is hard to say.”

    A little bit of both, I’d guess.

    My favorite nugget from our fearless leader today is:

    “If you can’t do your business in the summer, then I don’t know why because there is plenty of time.”

    Again, he either has no sense of irony or he is straight up screwing with us.

  2. we have needed a centre back for a few seasons now and what has been done to bring one in nothing the board must realise that its just a matter of time before taylor is out for some time and for collo to get injured and teams will be scoring for fun against us they no perch isont a cb other teams will see us as one season wonders its a joke

  3. I think that newcastles stance on not overpaying for players is fantastic and i love our club.Yes debuchy is a good player but he is now 27 and at the back end of his career,I totally trust graham carr to uncover another gem in europe for half that fee,Mike ashley is a business man and a very good one at that.I do think we need strenth in depth for euro and leauge but we have a better squad than half the pre…Toon Toon!!!!!

  4. I’d have to echo that tunyc.

    For a club with an alleged 5 year plan (yes I know another one) to take on the CL, this close season has been nothing short of mind boggling.

    OK the squad may have improved overall but we’re still way short on quality. With the possibility that Ba and Cisse may feck off to Africa in January, we’d be struggling to say the least. Unless Shefki’s still around ?

  5. ashley would be happy with us being a regular mid table team as long as he makes money and not spending i wonder if pardew and car have any say no point in car scouting not to have players coming in

  6. chris says:
    August 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    “i wonder if pardew and car have any say no point in car scouting not to have players coming in”

    chris, I’ve written this on here many times before (and so has Jimbob) but one of the most worrying things Pardew has ever said, if it is true, is that he had to work really hard to convince Mike Ashley that Papiss Cisse was good enough “value” at the £7.5 million we paid for him before he finally jumped in. If that is indeed true, it is absurd and a bit scary.

  7. AndyMac: Christoff1981 has just sent down a full toss outside of leg stump. Now what are you going to do with it?

  8. Worky: isn’t that “Little Vurn” referencing Morcombe and Wise? You are really going back to the ’70s today.

  9. GS says:

    “AndyMac: Christoff1981 has just sent down a full toss outside of leg stump. Now what are you going to do with it?”

    Nothing GS cos he’s right !

    “I do think we need strenth in depth for euro and leauge but we have a better squad than half the pre (mier league)”

    Unfortunately that’s the bottom half :)…

  10. Oh, but Chris-we DID bring in a CB…Sebastian Bassong, quality player on his day. Then we sold him for a huge profit when we were relegated. Then he rode the bench at Spurs. Then he went to Norwich on loan while we sat on our hands. Oh, wait…

    27 years old is the “back end of his career”?!

    You are aware that Amalfitano-whom we just bought-is 23, right? Is he getting a little long in the tooth for this regime? (Happy belated birthday to Romain: born 8/27/89!)

    I don’t think the squad has been improved. Anita will likely turn out better than Guthrie but then Loven also provided some appearances and I’d rather have Forster as 3rd choice than Elliot. Plus, Obertan. It’s a wash really. And we’ll have more games, so…

  11. That is a mint picture. ha :D

    On another topic has anyone else seen this bullshit mock-up picture doing the rounds tonight of Cabaye’s shirt number being available in the Arsenal shop?

    I’m at the match on Sunday and if Cabaye isn’t playing I would be seriously unhappy. We should be going for a minimum of a striker and defender coming in before 11pm Thursday and nobody at all being allowed to leave.

    Its all been said a million times before but what happens when Cisse and Ba disappear to the ACoN in January and/or if just one of our central defenders gets injured?!?

    We are basically ********.

    Surely we’re getting a couple more in right?

  12. geordiedan says:

    “Its all been said a million times before but what happens when Cisse and Ba disappear to the ACoN in January and/or if just one of our central defenders gets injured?!?”

    Presumably Carr’s expenses dont stretch to a weekend in Greece ?

    http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport-news/everton-fc/2012/08/29/everton-fc-s-kevin-mirallas-could-make-goodison-debut-against-leyton-orient-55578-31716230/

    £5.3m and already on the score sheet albeit against Orient.

  13. Gordiedan: Worky covered who might be missing in the article and it probably wont be the Dembas. Transfer window closes Friday.

  14. So, I got these canaries and went to the petshop to buy a cuttlefish for 89 cents. They were selling sandpapered tree branches for $10 to put in the cage. Can’t I just go outside and f@cking snap a branch off a tree?

  15. geordiedan says:
    August 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    “That is a mint picture. ha :D ”

    Cheers Geordiedan. I had to rush it otherwise I would have made a better job and put the little army hat on him instead of his NUFC Beanie hat.

  16. WT says:

    “PS: Since the time of writing this piece, it seems that Italian broadcaster, Sky Sport 24, is claiming that a €7 million (£5.5 million) fee has been agreed between Lille and the Real Madrid for the above mentioned Mathieu Debuchy, though it’s veracity is hard to ascertain at this stage.

    If there IS anything in it, then at least one of our targets wasn’t as secure at his club as Pardew seems to think!”

    Ah but Fatman hasnt got his wallet out yet ! http://moneynewsglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/wpid-1336240654_empty.jpg

  17. AndyMac says:
    August 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    “WT’s bargain buy”

    He’s worth many times what the Son of God paid for him at Swansea. We don’t have a monopoly on bargains or good scouts, and it seems that it’s the other teams who are getting the bargains this time.

    In my studies of the Dutch Eredivisie, I watched Herenveen’s Moroccan winger, Oussama Assaidi, too and I predict that he could be a little cracker for Liverpool too at £3 million if he gets a go. Somewhat ironically, he would have been an ideal winger for Pardew’s method, ie a “proper” touchline hugging cross machine. 10 goals and 8 assists last season and Liverpool got him for half of what he should be worth.

  18. This is quite ironic coming from the Newcastle manager considering Newcastle’s shennanigans in the transfer window:

    “It’s really not fair. The transfer window should be shut before we kick a ball and that way everyone knows where they are.

    “If you can’t do your business in the summer, then I don’t know why because there is plenty of time.

    “The reality is it (the transfer window) shuts on Friday night and we have to sweat right up to 12 o’clock. That’s the type of club we are now.

    “The top three or four teams have a massive advantage; they can even play with you and say they are coming for one of your players but then not actually do so. I’m sure that goes on

  19. If this is a genuine quote from Pardwho,

    “The top three or four teams have a massive advantage; they can even play with you and say they are coming for one of your players but then not actually do so. I’m sure that goes on”

    then all I can say is “Pardwho you are one massive phuckwit”

  20. I thought the window closed at 11pm?
    Don’t think Pardew has a clue what’s going on at the moment.
    If we don’t strengthen with two key players before the window closes we can forget all about this season.
    Of course no expenditure and a comfortable maintainance of our League position suits our owner who is more than happy with the exposure he is still getting for his favourite love – Sports Direct.
    He doesn’t pay for all the crap he has plastered around the ‘ground’ (it used to be a Stadium) AND he spends nowt on transfers either. Nice work when you think about it!

  21. Though hard to believe, considering former managers at this club (take your pick) that it’s become questiomable if AP is in the loop ?
    When questioned or making statements, he reacts as if he really is unaware of whats going on, unless instructed, as in the come and get our star players if you got enough dosh speech.
    What did it mean?
    We are in the process (or so i believe Ashlet thinks) of buying young players, for small fees, then tieing them to long term contracts and when/if they come into demand sell them on at a Carroll like price.
    Sounds good !
    Will it work ?
    It certainly will not earn us any silverware and not unlike Arsenal,
    who are now attempting to make a profit each year and have sold off their best players and for all intents and purposes, are a selling club, who’s owners (not all)
    may be attempting to win things on the cheap.
    But not to worry “Sports Direct” will continue to make money and we will become an Arsenal like side (though dont expect Arsenal like football) an adjunct of SD amd perhaps a moneymaker for our owner ?
    Silvrware ?
    Nah ! mid level conveyor belt.

  22. I won’t be surprised if you’re right, sampdiago.

    Stories about guys going could very well be plants to condition us to be happy to keep what we have.

  23. I agree with you there chuck. I don’t think Pardew knows much about the front office’s dealings directly at all. He probably has to troll for information from the back channels. His commentary is all over the place and often at odds with what he club is documented to have actually done.

  24. I don’t know that it matters whether or not Mike Ashley would like to see NUFC win anything. As a matter of his own ego and branding he’d probably like to see the club win something but he has appointed management with no knowledge of football at all. It shows. Derek Llambias seems to fantasize that he can remold the football transfer market in whatever image he likes. Good luck with that, Dekka. You ain’t the only “horrible” folks at this rodeo though.

  25. My opinion is that we walked from the Debuchy deal weeks ago, perhaps RM have actually been interested for a while but its only now public knowledge. This would explain us walking away from the deal if we knew RM were coming in for him.. we could never compete with them for a player. Seen many a comment saying “its only 800k difference why is ashley so tight with the cash” but we were probably out of the running a while ago, ever since RM became interested. Just one of those things, there is a pecking order in football and we are where we are.

  26. Although i dont want to be seen as defending ashley and this summer’s transfer activity, we should have had a back up plan lined up to strengthen the defence without a doubt. we are short in options upfront also but it is what it is, if we are not willing to lower our targets to a plan b then so be it, still gonna support the club and its decisions

  27. I question the need to spend more than £12 million on Carroll but not put in another £1 million to get a much more necessary player such as Debuchy. Priorities seem a bit askew…

  28. so at 15 mill to buy carroll elsewhere for the same price loic reme and tottenham and chelsea are after him…we were linked with him seems to have cooled off shame really pacey customer which we need to be honest instead of the big guys up front.

  29. I will be gutted if anyone leaves the squad especialy without further bolstering. But at the end of the day anything can happen, i doubt liverpool fans expected 35mil on carrol last season(not that they where happy with it) So im going to try and be as optimistic as can be (touch wood).

    Can someone tell me the name of the facebook group please.

  30. devontoon says:
    August 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

    “Can someone tell me the name of the facebook group please.”

    There are links on the side of this blog for the facebook and twitter pages Devon, between the poll and the fixtures section on the right hand side.

  31. I think tuncy got it spot on,smoke screens and mirrors,tiote now is not fit for the villa game,it went from an ankle injury to a calf injury now his groin..

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