Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle United transfer policy’

Benitez and the ironic change of emphasis at topsy-turvy Toon

Posted September 11th, 2016 by workyticket | 8 Comments

Like the NHS and the British education system, Newcastle United under Mike Ashley has undoubtedly been the victim of too many top down reorganisations inflicted by those who didn’t have a clue what they were doing. Yet, despite living with the consequences for a second time under Mike Ashley in the form of relegation, we […]

Is Ashley planning Udinese style selling club network at Newcastle, Rangers and Oldham?

Posted October 16th, 2014 by workyticket | 23 Comments

Is Mike Ashley using Giampaolo Pozzo’s selling club network of Udinese, Granada and Watford as a model for Newcastle United, Rangers and Oldham? To begin at the beginning though, let’s take a brief stroll down memory lane. In the aftermath of Kevin Keegan’s acrimonious departure from Newcastle United in 2008, an under fire Mike Ashley […]

Bring On The Purples: Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy Explained

Posted February 11th, 2013 by FarmerG | 126 Comments

It seems a lifetime since signings like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka wore the black and white. Declining, injury prone and nearly always overpriced; these marquee players from the Shepherd era were one of the main reasons we were relegated  at the beginning of Ashley’s reign. On massive wages and having already achieved something notable […]

Should Newcastle United treat others as they would like to be treated themselves?

Posted August 11th, 2012 by workyticket | 52 Comments

That is the maxim which has been known as “The Golden Rule” for several centuries, but how would Newcastle United feel if they were treated the way they have been treating some other clubs recently? Make no mistake, there have been reams of complete fiction embroidered around our recent attempts to sign players in an […]

Cisse too sexy for the Newcastle shirt, said Fred. Right?

Posted May 4th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 67 Comments

One-time Newcastle United chief Freddy Shepherd has been putting a downer on things by suggesting that Papiss Cisse could be sold in the summer, but how much truth is there in that? Ex-Toon phlebotomist Freddy Shepherd seems to think our chances of hanging on to resident goal-merchant Papiss Cisse will be slim this summer and […]

Pardew once again talks about “Ashley’s Budget”

Posted April 19th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 53 Comments

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has once again being talking about the club’s budget. Alan Pardew has gone on record again to say that he understands the budget he’s operating under at Newcastle. In an interview which broadly echoes one he made earlier this week Pardew said: “I do think that the clarity of the […]

Pardew Throws Light On Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy

Posted January 25th, 2012 by UTD111 | 51 Comments

This transfer business can sometimes be similar to a game of chess between the clubs involved, but if it is a game then one thing is for sure, over the last couple of seasons Newcastle United have shown themselves to be one of the better players – with the quiet but efficient aquisition of plyers […]

Toon transfer policy: is it really any different to Manchester United’s?

Posted August 25th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 33 Comments

Alan Pardew recently said that Newcastle United’s transfer policy is no different to Manchester United’s. But is it? The other day, whilst I was sat idly waiting for the Minogue sisters to turn up with the whipped cream and giraffe for my daily ‘session’, I got to thinking about Pardew’s claim that our transfer policy […]

Quinn says Toon transfer policies “make no rhyme or reason”, but do they?

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 30 Comments

Former Newcastle United striker Micky Quinn attacks Ashley for (potentially) letting Barton go and suggests that our transfer policy consists mainly of trying to buy cheap foreign players we can profit from in the future. Former Toon striker Micky Quinn has launched a scathing attack on the head honchos at Newcastle United and in the […]

Who’s pulling the strings at Newcastle?

Posted June 13th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 42 Comments

Just how much say does Alan Pardew have in the transfers and contract negotiations at Newcastle United? I think we all suspect that Mike Ashley has the final say on transfers these days. Some folk have even suggested that Graham Carr is almost taking a Director of Football role and that he and Ashley are […]