New deals for Tiote, Enrique and Barton please!

Keeping hold of these two will be key!
If Newcastle want to really overcome the sale of Andy Carroll they will have to show some ambition. This is my view anyway.

I think people are starting to get over the sale of Carroll and realise that deal, worth up to £41 million, was hard to refuse. The main issue I believe, is that there was nobody lined up to replace him which means that Newcastle have to battle on lighter in numbers than they were at the start of the transfer window.

Alan Pardew said yesterday that the club isn’t in a position to turn down mega-money offers for it’s players, which is a worry. To allay that, Newcastle need to show some ambition to the fans and players alike and prove to them that it’s worth sticking around.

One way to show that would be to tie down those players who we currently have that are doing the business for us. Joey Barton is rumoured to be set for a new deal which could be signed as early as next week, but what about players like Cheik Tiote and Jose Enrique? Keeping those two will be vital

Tiote is reported to be interesting Chelsea, which could be a bad sign in the summer. Talk is that the club are considering offering him a new contract to ward off any chance of the player wanting to move. It doesn’t always work of course, but it would show that the club does actually want to compete.

The same can be said for Jose Enrique to be fair. The Spaniard will only have 12 months left on his current deal in the summer and will attract interest from a vast number of clubs. The rumour regarding a new deal with Jose is suggesting that the player has put talks on hold until Premier League survival is assured.

If Newcastle are to progress then they will need to keep their better players, or at the very least re-invest the money they make from transfers out. Starting with the £35+ million that they received for Carroll, the club need to strengthen their current playing staff as well as maintaining the current crop of players.

If Mike Ashley really wants the club to be self-sufficient and streamlined as a business, then there are other ways to go about it. Ditching players like Alan Smith (£60,000 a week) and Xisco (£55,000 a week) would save the club nigh on £6 million a year in wages alone, plus I dare say they could flog them for a combined value of £4 million. That would save/make the club £10 million in the first year alone.

The club need to show some ambition, but unfortunately I’m unsure whether they will or not. If they do then fair enough, we can improve and we can move in fully, but until that happens there will be a large element of scepticism amongst the Newcastle faithful – including me.

We’ll see I guess!

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65 thoughts on “New deals for Tiote, Enrique and Barton please!

  1. I actually have this thought in my mind for quite a long while.

    As we all know,most of time Jonas and Wayne(who currently out on loan) can’t cross the ball well enough for our front line to receive and score. But we all know that both got enough pace and some trickery in them.

    What i feel is that,if the 35million is truly re-invested in the squad cum summer, (2striker+2wingers+1RB)…Once there is enough wingers to cover.

    Why Not change Jonas and Wayne as strikers. We Know Jonas and wayne can score,but just having problems crossing.

    If i rmb correctly,Henry was a winger,who eventually become a great striker. :mrgreen:

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  2. Tell you what though, there wasn’t much of a celebration from anyone around that bloke, out their seats clapping with the odd cheer here and there but if you look at the pictures from MOTD last night, the Gallowgate/L7 were going ballistic. I doubt i’d have been able to control myself when that Tiote goal went in, lol

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  3. Ross – Remember it looks like the platinum club they were in, or Bar1892. Neither are known for their vociferous support 🙂

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  4. West Brom have sacked Di Matteo. I’m disappointed by that as I feel Di Matteo didn’t know how to handle a relegation battle and would have taken them down. Unfortunately, West Brom’s chairman have clocked on and I wouldn’t bet against Allardyce replacing him.

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  5. I was in gallowgate lower tier and atmosphere was insane. i will try put videos of pentalties and crowd celebrations up later.

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  6. Pavlyuchenko and Elmander both available on a free in the summer. I would go for Pavlyuchenko as he is the classier player.

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  7. Shinjou

    Arsenal seem to have more blogs than any other team in the Premiership, mate. Just go to the Arsenal section on newsnow.com and you should find some.

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  8. on a different note, good to see aaron ramsey playing again after that awful injury, Ben Arfa’s was practically a simple one compared to his so reassuring I guess.

    I’m a fan of Jack Wilshire but was anyone else at the match yesterday left with their piss boiling after the way goes on during the game? Constant whining and moaning, hurling abuse at officials and arguing every decision that doesn’t go their way. If that’s how he acts in all the games I can’t believe he hasn’t been sent off more, and that comment on twitter just shows what an immature little dick he is.

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  9. that’s youtube link is awesome.

    right now I couldn’t care less about contract anymore coz it’s mean just paper fill with ink. if they want to stay , they’ll stay.
    so really hope they love the club , love the fan and want to stay here.

    btw , did you guys saw Harper’s celebration Tiote’s goal , it’s cracking
    😆 😆

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  10. Toonsy-Have platinum and 1892 moved like!?
    That’s a crap view for the money you pay in platinum!..The old man bought platinum for the derby a couple of years ago. Not only did he only bother to tell me i owed him 80 quid when i was actually in my lovely leather seat, but the atmosphere was awful.

    Was in the leazes corner just below L7 this year and it was utter madness. Far better and half the price.

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  11. Yup we def need to try and get these guys tied up to long term contracts, obviously this doesn’t mean we’ll be able to keep them if a huge bid comes in, if Chelsea offer 40 million for Tiote we’ll prob sell
    But we do have BenArfa coming back and a pot of money to invest in summer, if we spend it wisely and get xisco, smith off the wage bill it’ll at least show the players we are trying to grow as a club rather than becoming the next Wigan

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  12. Ross – 1892 and Platinum are basically mid-level all the way across the Milburn.

    To be fair, they might be in one of the padocks below, but they are around that place somewhere.

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  13. Toonsy-Aye that’s where I know them to be, I know the family enclosure has moved like but I thought i’d missed a trick if they’d managed to move the bars without any hassle, haha.

    Celtic fan of mine was telling me about how Gary Hooper was better than Andy Carroll and not far off Wayne Rooney yesterday..

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  14. That was a good interview by Barton. Saying that he did question things after Carroll left but owes the club, and that him signing would send out a good message to others, which he wants to do.

    Just gotta hope they spend big this summer.

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  15. Pavlyuchenko isn’t a striker who don’t score goals, in fact he capable of scoring whenever he plays. only issue is his age. 😐

    He doesn’t get enough games soley due to the front Of VDV,and peter crouch being a better target man.

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  16. B&W-Where did you see that from Barton? I love him like, my favourite player at the club along with Jose/Tiote i reckon. Would love to see him here for the next few years.

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  17. I’ve just been watching these nufctv interviews, sorry to bore those who’ve already seen them or discussed them, but that Pardew “Incredible day” one is legendary, what a lad, he’s gone right up in my estimations. 😆

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  18. Ross- on NUFCtv. I just thought fu-k it yesterday after we got the goal and splashed the cash on the subscription. You’re right Barton is a legend, but that Pardew one is well worth a watch as well.

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  19. West Ham v Birmingham 0-0 at HT.

    Would be a good result for us to be fair. Keeps them both six points away 🙂

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  20. what a welcome home the fat cu@t sold andy which i knew he would even after the snide was saying “no good clubs bidding for him hes not for sale, fits right in with fat git,maybe he might give him 5mill of it in the summer to buy a super star.
    but at least my son bought a place in malta now,so one straw off the camels back 😀

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  21. tiote off to chelsea in summer 25mil,paper talk it is,aye so was the talk of andy too,dont anybody trust the fat git 👿

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  22. BATTY ive missed your banter mate 😀 you cant trust them gits from owr the water,wait till the bandy legged sod comes on ill give him six nowt,knew i could trust you to keep me informed m8 😉

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  23. Ice-you know fine well if anyone offered 25 mil he’d be off like. IT could be the mackems and Ashley would nip him down the road himsel

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  24. TOONSY,kna mate,made comment from malta on friday,then had power cut in hotel for 4hrs, back 3am this morning,and feel stuffed at the mo,need more kip 🙁

    batty got it m8 😉

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  25. how much did Tiote cost? 3 million? Ashley must be bashing one out over the thought of 25 even if it is just paper talk.

    If anything materialises he’ll be gone, sadly.

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  26. batty says:
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    February 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    worky for fucks sake man now your moaning aboot swearing ,get ya heed sorted man

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  27. Birmingham beating West Ham is a good result. Birmingham are not getting relegated so it just puts another nail in the Hammers’ coffin 😉

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  28. DAVE whats this ive heard off a honest sauce,that you have been sucking up to the fat git 👿 gates/heed judas is it ❓

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  29. well ime off for some grub and a kip laters lads,BATTY keep a eye on these turncoats mate while ime haveing 40winks 😀

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  30. For all of you Twitter guys you simply HAVE to check out #Tiotefacts. It’s hilarious.

    e.g. Tiote’s tears, if drank give eternal life. Too bad he has never cried #tiotefacts

    or

    cheik tiote built the hospital he was born in #tiotefacts
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    There are loads of them

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  31. Best pulls out of the Ireland squad with “injury” and now Ranger pulls out of the u-20 squad with an “injury”..clearly just the club trying to protect them i reckon.

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  32. toonsy-Aye, people said he came off with cramp but there was reports he’d done his hammy like. Hope to god not though or it’s Ranger and Loven leading the line, lol. Not exactly fearsome is it!..

    What’s the crack with the likes of aliadidididiere? or Ewerthon? Haven’t seen any of the Brazilian if im honest like.

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  33. I know Ewerthon was shit hot in Spain at some point, but then again so was Luque 😆

    Aliadiere is just shit full stop 😆

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  34. aye i’ve seen aliadiere plenty and didn’t rate him too highly, but that brazilian lad i’ve seen nowt of, ever. Maybe we take the chance and go with him as opposed to the proven (To be poor) Aliadidididiere, lol

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