We’re going right to the wire this transfer window.

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew
Pardew still working on transfers.
It’s looks like us Newcastle fans will have to wait until the window is about to close before we see any new faces at the club.

It doesn’t really matter of course as we don’t actually play again until after the window slams shut, but it would have been nice to act early and get one or two players throiugh the door to boost the squad.

Or are we doing it right? We’ve been told by various managers that players become available as the window moves on. One transfer for one team can lead to another player becoming available for another team and so on. Is this why we are leaving it late this window?

Either way, and for whatever reason, it looks like we will have to have to continue the wait for new signings at Newcastle if you go by what Alan Pardew said today.

“We are still just looking at making offers and making calls,” Pardew told nufc.co.uk. “There will be some activity in the last few days of the window and I hope we will be part of that.”

“As much as we want a player – and we actually want two with Wayne (Routledge) going – it has to be right. We will not rush into anything. That is the most important thing, and we are still looking at our squad as well.”

“Andy hopefully won’t be too long, and Cheik will be coming back soon so that will give us a big boost.”

So there you go. What can we take from that? Well we can assume that there is a possibility of two players coming in by the time the window shuts at 11pm on Monday, although we will have to wait and see whether or not that is accurate, or just who those players could be.

It’s a big leap of faith for Alan Pardew as this approach is different to the one we had become accustomed to. Under Chris Hughton everything was played down and kept quiet. Nobody knew who or where we were looking and he never really put his neck on the block by mentioning numbers. It worked by all accounts.

Pardew’s approach is different and has it’s own merits of course, such as opening up a line of communication between the club and the fans without really revealing too much information. This is why it is important that Pardew and the club stick to what is being said as there is enough mistrust around at the moment. If we end up with nobody then a proportion of the fans will feel lied to again which will crank up the pressure.

It also gives us lot more to talk about and allows us to speculate further, which some people hate but some people love. Time will tell if any of the speculation is true of course.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see again, as ever.

96 thoughts on “We’re going right to the wire this transfer window.

  1. f@cking shyte hoose.

    well i hope you bent his sneck & sent him on his way with you toe-end up his ring piece m8 – coz i would’a.


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