You can only go on what you see but it is interesting to see how the transfer market is playing out for Newcastle United, though it would become extra exciting if anything actually happened.

The main interest is the relationship between Alan Pardew and his new boss Joe Kinnear.

AP_AlanPardew_Newcastle_United_NUFC0001While the manager is clearly desperate for much needed extra players, he does seem to be enjoying the fact that Joe Kinnear has made absolutely clear to everybody that it is he (JFK) who is totally in charge of transfers and that he himself has none.

So you get comments like Alan Pardew made yesterday, where he makes it abundantly clear that he needs players and that it is Joe Kinnear’s responsibility to bring them in, or not as the case may be. This is what the manager said yesterday on the subject;

“Graham Carr and myself have given Joe (Kinnear) our targets…but they’re difficult to get over the line and I’m sure Joe’s trying to be very patient in trying to get the right player for us.

That has been no problem. Joe’s job is to make sure that I get the support I need and he is trying to do everything he can in order to do that.”

It is obvious that we need a player or two and hopefully he can do that that. We are in good shape and we have a strong squad, we just need a little tip over the edge to give us that depth we need.”

Despite making it clear last summer that he desperately needed a number of players, Alan Pardew was then happy to waffle on after the transfer window closed about how it was actually a good thing players weren’t brought in because it gave the young players more opportunities.

This time I just don’t see how that can happen again, with James Perch sold against his wishes it will surely put Alan Pardew in a very strange position if at least ‘one or two’ aren’t hauled ‘over the line’, with the help of Joe Kinnear’s ‘patience’.

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TonnekToon
TonnekToon

One thing we know for certain now , Fatty's shot his bolt. there's no way he can pull his little end of season stunt again , fool me once etc.  I can't wait to hear all the excuses .

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

Beginning to think the lack of getting a proper manager in at the end of last season was a cunning ploy to give fatty more breathing room to NOT sign anyone as we needed the coaches sorted first. With how rubbish we were at the end of the season surely we needed a full pre-season with as many new signings as possible with only a few late additions to help us out?  Instead we are likely to be going into the opening game with little to no cohesion, if we get anyone in at all.  

In typical form we will no doubt sign an injury prone player late on, throw him in with no pre-season and watch as he either flounders because of lack of fitness or just gets crocked and we waste an entire season on him.  Where have we heard this before...

Andgeo
Andgeo

The only way is to get rid of ashley and charnley. There is the common sense approach that every other football club would take and the there is this lot. They will never get it right because they don't know how to.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@Andgeo and they won't appoint & defer to someone with more knowledge because it will involve the priority becoming more football related rather than financial profiteering.

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@DownUnderMag @Andgeo

And the only reason we now have these four on the board is simply to buy their silence and conformity to the cause. No other possible reason....All yes-men and willing to sell their soul for a bundle of Donnay socks. 

How the mighty have fallen..............!   HWTF.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

Closing in on that magic 100.  Don't spoil it, Newcastle, by actually signing a player.