Only 32 days until the Premier League fires up once more, with now Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren the only two men left standing.

Yes, there have now been 49 players signed by 18 Premier League clubs, only Newcastle United and Crystal Palace yet to make a move.

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However, since Alan Pardew walked out of the door in December, there has been a disparity of some £30m between the two clubs in the transfer market.

Arriving at Selhurst Park, the former Newcastle boss was instantly allowed to spend around £20m in the transfer window, sealing permanent deals for the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Pape Souare and Jordon Mutch.

On the other hand, Newcastle United have brought around £10m in from the departures of Davide Santon, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Alan Pardew himself.

So in reality EVERY one of the other 19 Premier League clubs have strengthened whilst Mike Ashley has cashed in players and a manager, plus offloaded senior players such as Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor – the first two of the three being amongst the biggest wage earners at the club.

The Premier League summer transfer window officially opened on 1 July but clubs could sign players from the start of June, then have their registration transferred once July arrived.

Similarly, out of contract players generally move on 1 July, although deals could be confirmed before then.

The 49 Premier League signings so far:

Arsenal – Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Aston Villa – Micah Richards (Manchester City), Scott Sinclair (Manchester City)

Bournemouth – Tyrone Mings (Ipswich), Sylvain Distin (Everton), Christian Atsu (Chelsea), Artur Boruc (Southampton), Joshua King (Blackburn), Adam Federici (Reading)

Chelsea – Nathan (Atletico PR), Radamel Falcao (Monaco)

Crystal Palace

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Everton – Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)

Leicester – Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Robert Huth (Stoke), Christian Fuchs (Schalke)

Liverpool – Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Joe Gomez (Charlton), Adam Bogdan (Bolton), Danny Ings (Burnley), James Milner (Manchester City), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)

Manchester City – Enes Unal (Bursaspor)

Manchester United – Memphis Depay (PSV)

Newcastle United

Norwich – Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom), Graham Dorrans (West Brom)

Southampton – Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham), Cedric Soares (Sporting Lisbon), Juanmi (Malaga)

Stoke – Joselu (Hannover), Jakob Haugaard (Midtylland), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen)

Sunderland – Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Adam Matthews (Celtic)

Swansea – Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen), Franck Tabanou (St Etienne), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Eder (Sporting Braga)

Tottenham – Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Kevin Wimmer (FC Koln)

Watford – Sebastian Prodl (Werder Bremen), Giedrius Arlauskis (Steaua), Matej Vydra (Udinese), Etienne Capoue (Tottenham), Jose Hoebas (AS Roma)

West Brom – James McLean (Wigan)

West Ham – Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria), Darren Randolph (Birmingham)

Steve McClaren attended Monday night’s NUFC Fans Forum  but was sadly unable to talk about his new signings, let’s hope by the time he attends the next one he won’t be able to stop talking…



  • JohnSmith101

    Except palace have signed someone? A new reserve keeper.
    But then you wouldn’t be able to talk about Pardew again. Complete obsession.

  • Stemcoman

    Do you know it’s quicker to buy a house than Newcastle buy a player, is LC out of his depth. Sickening

  • Milo79

    I notice the ‘window hasn’t opened yet’ and the ‘window has only just opened’ brigade have fallen silent.

  • desree

    Mike will no doubt be shocked when we are at the foot of the table by Christmas.

  • The Glazier

    If you’re including Man City’s Enes Unal you should probably include Palace’s signing of Kleton Perntreou meaning Newcastle will be the only Premier League team not to have signed someone.

  • magpie9

    Every day I go to all the sports outlets hoping to see a headline announcing Newcastle have signed a quality player, I used to hope it would be the 5-6 quality players we so obviously need. After 8 years of lies Ashley finally made a statement about changing, fighting above our weight bla bla bla. Since E.P.L. survival was secured that day & his t.v. millions was ensured the silence has been deafening but his actions speak very loud. He has cut the playing staff even more & we have the distinction of being the only club not to strengthen. As long as this fat blood sucking leeche has anything to do with N.U.F.C. we are going go nowhere & a successful season is one more where we avoid relegation & fatty banks more cash. Stop supporting this man with your hard earned money, cash is all he wants & he will do anything to get it, even make a pleading statement every 8 years

  • prestondave

    Can still hear his words and see his big fat red head in my mind. Wasnt took in by it then and never will be. Its a crying shame that “fans” keep supporting this sorry excuse for a football club owner. Still, it will be interesting to see how many bail out if we go down and fatty still doesnt spend but  hangs onto the club. Debt repaid twice over and getting by in the Championship still making a bit of money. Premiership glory hunting fans eh.?

  • Andgeo

    We need some ashley out logos with his fat face and “LIAR!!” In bold made up. Roughly the size of the wonga logos on the front of the strip. Made from material that can be stuck on the strips over the logo. That would be an interesting statement!

  • Andgeo

    Of course LC is out of his depth. Anyone with the necessary competence would not work for mike ashley. The way the club is being run does not work and it looks like the fat man is taking out a lot more money than he is putting in. If the money isn’t there to sign players and the right people arnt there to sign players, you are not gonna sign any players!

  • Andgeo

    Sack pardew!!!

  • Demented_Man

    Milo79 Sadly replaced by the ‘let’s wait and see’ brigade.

  • desree

    I’m not sure why Mike Ashley went on TV, if the club doesn’t invest this summer I expect journalists to be all over him, sports direct and his involvement with NUFC and Rangers. Like any dictator, he’ll be the creator of his own downfall.
    Alternatively our fans could just be deluded for traslating ‘We have the cart financially, can punch above our weight and the buck stops with Mike.’ into ‘we are going to make the signings we need to compete in the league and cups’
    I think Mikes ploy to win anything is by default, sit on his cash and hope every other club goes bust making us champions by default – he’s a maverick!