Archive for tag: Chris Hughton on January transfers.

No January signings at Newcastle?

October 7th, 2010 | 105 Comments |

No need for new signings says Hughton.
No need for new signings says Hughton.
It looks like the players that Newcastle have now will have to make do until the end of the season, if you go by what Chris Hughton has said today.

Hughton insists that he will not be tempted into making any new signings when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The news will come as a blow to fans who had hoped that January could see some reinforcements drafted in, especially given the fact that we have now lost one of our summer acquisitions for quite some time in the shape of Ben Arfa.

Speaking to the official club website, Hughton had this to say:

“I’m disappointed to have lost a player of Hatem’s quality – but we’ll not overreact to one injury in what is a very strong squad. We won’t be adding to the squad in January; I feel we have a lot of strength in depth with the players we have already and there’s no need to add to it.” (more…)

Ash will splash the cash, a little.

September 4th, 2010 | 258 Comments |

A strangely formidable partnership?
A strangely formidable partnership?
Newcastle seem to be getting the hang of this transfer window malarkey, as evidenced by the way business has been done in the last two transfer windows.

It is just my opinion, but I would class the last two transfer windows as a success, and that success has been achieved without the club spending a fortune.

I think that by now most fans are aware that the days of signing stupidly overpriced players, like the Mackems did with Asamoah Gyan, are behind us. That is fair enough, but the club must make make sure that they don’t go too far in the other direction and end up not spending enough to improve the squad. (more…)

Hughton speaks on the price of keeping top players.

January 16th, 2010 | 57 Comments |

Hughton: Balancing act.
Hughton: Balancing act.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has been speaking on the decision made to keep top players (and high earners) such as Jose Enrique, Fabricio Coloccini, Kevin Nolan and others at the club while it goes through the “transitional period” of life in the Championship.

With the club having to survive on a turnover that is almost half what it was in the Premiership, Hughton defended the decision, even though it may affect the terms offered to new players joining the club.

First though, he spoke about the ongoing negotiations to keep Danny Simpson at the club, saying:

“Danny is in the right frame of mind to play on Monday night, even though it might be his last game for us.

“As part of the agreement, his last game is on Monday, but Danny is a very good professional week in, week out and I would not anticipate any problems with his frame of mind. (more…)