Pardew: “There’s definitely no deal between the clubs – 100%.”

No deal for Jose - Pardew.
Alan Pardew has today clarified the situation regarding Jose Enrique and a much mentioned summer move to Liverpool.

Rumours regarding the future of Jose Enrique have been rife for some time now, even before Pinocchio Thompson had his say to Norwegian TV and claimed that a deal was done between the two clubs for the services of the Spanish left-back. Jose has been superb for most of the season so it’s only natural that there will be interest in a player that will have only 12 months of his current deal remaining in the summer.

In terms of comments from the club, you could say that the silence has been deafening. Well actually you could say that the silence has been normal as the club once again refused to comment on the speculation when quizzed on Monday. That silence has been broken today by Alan Pardew, who is adamant that a deal has NOT been agree between the two clubs.

“There’s definitely no deal between the clubs – 100%,” Pardew told The Chronicle. “He’s under contract here until next summer. And we hope to open talks on a new deal as soon as possible. That’s where we are.”

“We want to keep our best players, and Jose’s one of them. As far as anything being a done deal, that’s not true. We want Jose to stay. Nothing’s changed.”

Whilst it is nice to hear these kinds of things I’m still not taking it as a guarantee that Jose will stay with us. Pardew doesn’t exactly have a track record of backing his statements up after his many declarations of Andy Carroll not being for sale. We all know what happened there.

So whilst a deal may not be agreed as it stands, there is still a degree of uncertainty over Jose Enrique. However, it’s better than a deal being agreed I guess as at least it means that we still have a chance of extending Jose’s say on Tyneside.

It’s been said before, and no doubt it will get said again, but the key to the success of the summer transfer window is very much dependent on our ability to keep hold of our current better players. If we can hold on to them then we’ll have a decent foundation to build upon, but if we let them go then we’ll have to start building from the ground up once again.

As for Jose, we’ll see….

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72 thoughts on “Pardew: “There’s definitely no deal between the clubs – 100%.”

  1. I believe you Alan. Thousands wouldn’t 😉

    No I do actually believe him. I believe that he is just saying what he knows. The problem is that he may not know the full story.

    I still say that Pardew didn’t bullshit us over Carroll and that he was just relaying what he was actually told himself. I think he got sold out as much as the rest of us when Carroll to be fair.

    Problem is that he doesn’t have a good track record of being able to back things like this up. Granted it’s been a short reference period, but it’s still not a good start.

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  2. He said Carroll wouldn’t be leaving 100% and look what happend.

    Like Moreno said in the previous article Pardew can’t really win no matter what he says.

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  3. I believe him in terms of there’s no deal between the two clubs as it stands. He’s not saying he’s staying 100% just there’s not deal in place.

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  4. All we need is for Phil Thompson to come out with ”Things were taken out of context on that Norwegian channell”

    Watch his face when he get’s a tap on the shoulder and reminded it was in English…

    Gillette Soccor Saturday, no doubt Jeff Stelling will bring it up, them lot ain’t shy of ripping Thompson to bits

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  5. Andrew – Incorrect. The way for Pardew to win is to get people signed up to show that he/the club/whoever actually mean it when they say they want to keep their best players.

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  6. “I can’t say to you strong enough, Andy Carroll will not leave this football club in this window. 100 per cent”

    AP Jan 2011

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  7. I just don’t get because Phil Thompson said theres a done deal everyone believes it. Nothings really changed, Pardew and Jose have said for months we will talk when we’re safe.

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  8. It sounds to me the deal has been done and Ashley hasn’t told Pardew.
    Why would Thompson say it when he is good pals with Daglish. 😥

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  9. Agreed Andrew. If he leaves it will be because he also wants to leave, as did Carroll. No player has to go unless they want to. Simples.

    Ed has his Seb Larrson love in article up as predicted!

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  10. Andrew is spot on here , just because that big nose bollox says it , ppl start panicking (hes just trying to take credit for breaking the story in a different country) guess work ,

    I believe OUR manager ,

    BUT i also think the board would tell AP lies, RE carroll

    Only the summer will tell, its gonna be good

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  11. The reason I say he can’t win…is because the fans (generally) were going mental as the club were silent on the issue. The same fans then dismissed it as bullshit.

    I agree in time he can win trust, but in this particular situation he was going to lose whatever he did.

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  12. If he goes, he goes but personally I want him to stay!

    Pardew’s potentially setting himself up for a fall though…I mean, we can all say things we think are correct at the time but things sometimes happen differently, such is life!

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  13. witters, I don’t think he is this time, plenty of loopholes in what he is saying.

    The only real statement he has made is that there isn’t a deal already in place. he never said that there won’t be at any point in the future though, as he really doesn’t have the authority to say that (as he no doubt recently learned)

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  14. Batty @ 9 – Aye, apparently all the injuries are Pardew’s fault, despite the huge history we have of having a larger than average injury list.

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  15. Moreno…I think you’re right as is Toonsy’s first comment but it will be used against him by those who obviously have an agenda in the event he’s sold…

    He will be a liar, a puppet or whatever because today pardew said no deal has been done…people pick & choose comments to meet there own end.

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  16. Batty/Raffo – Shh, don’t let Pardew hear that or he’ll come round and steal your children.

    Never fear though, St Christopher will swoop down from above with his angel wings and save the day 😉

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  17. You know what, I would love to manage my home town club, but I wouldn’t want to deal with our fan base. I am glad we have a decent crowd on this blog where the idiot factor is minimal!
    Other places I look (particularly United for Newcastle) it’s no wonder other fans have pre-concieved ideas about us. Complete and utter numpties. It makes me despair as a fan of the club to be associated with some of these lot.

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  18. Oh there are a few on here too Moreno matey 😆

    I will keep an eye out Toonsy, but surely he is meeting with Kenny so we should be safe 😉

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  19. I also noticed that they forgot to mention that clueless chris played both Barton and Simpson while injuried, even Joey came out and said that he didn’t feel right about taking the place away from one of the younguns.

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  20. Moreno – What were they saying the other night anyway? You said something about United For Newcastle being just as bad as the rest? What happened?

    Raffo – That’ll be whilst he is discussing the same of our ENTIRE squad over the summer. I hear he is off to the docks after that to keep an eye on his latest drug shipment. Apparently he want a quick turnaround as he has an arms shipment to get to the Taliban for the weekend.

    Dave – 😉

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  21. toonsy, it’s not really what they are saying, it’s more the message they are now portraying.

    It seems to becoming a very anti-board group, which really negates what I thought they were set up to do.

    I am not saying kiss the boards arse, but United for Newcastle’s real value was down to the fact they were getting meetings and feedback from the club. Keep going down the route they are doing and they will just be another group who provide links to daily mail news articles (which is all they are doing at the minute) as the board won’t have owt to do with them.

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  22. “Finally, in Enrique’s case, he risked him despite major doubts on his fitness for the game against Stoke on March 19th, only to see him pull up after 22 minutes with his hamstring”

    Even though Jose declared himself fit a couple days before the game…

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  23. Moreno – I agree. Like I said here;

    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2011/02/10/a-message-from-united-for-newcastle/

    It was refreshing that they didn’t slag the club and looked to engage with them. It worked for a bit which was their unique selling point and made them different from the likes of NUST.

    Now they have shifted I’ve stopped reading what they have to say as it’s only going to go one way from here. The club will end up not talking to them which means they lose their USP and just become the same as the rest.

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  24. I think its fair to say that Pardew is the anti-chris(T) on .org.

    It wasnt his fault Hoots got the boot, but I can see why it was done. I didnt think Pards was the right man but hey lets get on with it. Not like we would attract someone like the Porto manager who would want alot of money to spend. Lets see what happens in the summer. Who knows, Pards and Carr may come up with some jewells, we may sign Joey and Jose, we may spend a bit on Gervinho and we may get into europe whilst breaking even as a club thereby satisfying the new UEFA rules governing those playing in the competition.

    Its just too easy to say lets spend £30 million on one player, or we are a selling club cos we sell our best players, then the eveidence is Supermac, Gazza and Andy Cole before Judas. Over how many years is that?!?! Did we sell Shearer, Beardo, Ginola, Lee, Asprilla while they were in their prime or did we get the best out of them?!

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  25. I consider myself a bit of a collector.

    I’ve made a few shrewd purchases over the years and now have one or two pieces that are relatively valuable.

    They’re not for sale. 100%.

    However, if someone were to come along and make me a daft offer – an offer way above what I believed they were worth, I’d almost certainly sell.

    I think that’s the situation we’re in at the Toon. But it’s not a situation that’s unique to us, or even football for that matter. It’s the way of the world, and yet it seems some of our fans still can’t get their head round it.

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  26. He said Carroll wouldn’t be leaving but didn’t reckon on Andy handing in a transfer request – same goes for Enrique, if he hands in a transfer request or doesn’t sign a new contract then he’s gone
    Surely we can report the bindippers to the F.A for tapping up, I can’t believe there’s been no contact between Liverpool and Enriques agent already

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  27. Exactly TC – it is the same for everyone, look at Man U with Ronaldo, and what they did with that money and where they are now.

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  28. The better example would be Tottenham. They bought players, sold them on for big money and reinvested the cash in more players. Look at where they are now.

    Of course the question mark for us is the investment part 😉

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  29. Well Pardew’s putting himself on the line for this summer then, fair enough no deal may have been done but if the money comes in it could easily turn Enrique’s head/the club and Pardew will likely take a large proportion of the blame whether it is actually his fault or not. Also surely this counts as tapping up? F.A need to bloody well get their act together. Would quite like to hear from Jose about it but little chance of that…

    Anyway as long as we’re strengthened by next season then thats all I’m fussed about, Enrique is one of my favs but if we finish well and he decides to leave well f*ck him then because I really don’t think we’re that far off from liverpool tbh. Spending all the 35mil might be a bad idea as well (unless we get Messi? :D) so i wouldn’t mind if only 15-20 is spent, just so long as we get some talent through the door.

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  30. sounds to me more like “the deal is not done 100%, we are still open to higher offers.”
    👿

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  31. My concern isnt what anybodies saying, it’s what the bull wants. IMO he’s looked disinterested since January. Not to say his performances have been poor, its just his body language tells me he feels he’s too good for this squad. He gets greedy at times and looks frustrated. One occasion that sticks out for me is the one game he argued with loven for what seemed like forever, after he failed to make a run. Also the amount of times I’ve seen joey telling him to “come on” recently.
    Maybe he still wants to be here and if we bring in some quality that will excite him, he’ll stay, but like Toonsy posted after the vile match, he looks like he’s already gone.

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  32. Just had a peep ower the fence at .org

    Looks like Wanky Tissue has got himself so worked up about Pardew he hasn’t realised he’s the only one commenting on his blog! 😆

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  33. I’m not too fussed if he leaves anyway. He’s a bleeding left back. They’re cheap and easily replaced. Will it be easy to match his quality? No. But how many times can you say a left back is the diference between winning and losing, and how many times can you say a midfield player is the difference (Barton?)

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  34. JG – Exactly. It would be a blow to lose Enrique, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Mind you, it would hurt our left side IMO and weaken it.

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  35. Toonsy depends who we bring in. For 6 mil you could get two young pacey LBs to fight for the spot and have the luxury of bookending them with Colo and Jonas. If Jonas is replaced with a bigger threat then that helps as well.

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  36. Toonsy – I think the left side would be altered totally anyway if Jose goes, as I think Jonas will be lucky to hold onto a starting place, esp if the formation is altered. I think players with the ability to play either wing will come in, and the left sided partnership would obviously not be there for him to hold onto if the bulls gone

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  37. I’d still like to see Jonas on the right 😆

    He is right-footed, used to play on the right, we signed him when he played on the right, so why not give him a go out there?

    Sounds like sense to me 😕

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  38. “St Christopher will swoop down from above with his angel wings and save the day”

    🙄

    “St Christopher” wouldnt have been stupid enough to make a rod for his own back by starting talk of europe everytime we win a match, Vowing to keep a player when it was outside of his control and he sure as shit wouldnt play Simpson or Coloccini in midfield… 😉

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  39. Aye re- the whole “how much will we miss him” -exactly, I mean, he’s exciting to watch, and yes it often looks like many of our attacks go down the left flank-but bear in mind how many fail-for instance, Jonas 2 goals, Enrique 0? how many assits do either of them have? Can’t even think of one Enrique assist…i’m sure there is one or two but compare it to Barton and there you go. I’ll take 15mil and Martin Kelly off liverpool for him 😀

    Same toonsy-Jonas on the right, his tracking back could help simpson more than Barton could as well…but then we might need him defensively on the left if we lose enrique? hmm

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  40. I’m not too fussed if he leaves anyway. He’s a bleeding left back. They’re cheap and easily replaced
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    I’m glad I am not the only one who thinks that way. How many goals does a LB actually save or create over the course of the season? I hope he stays- but if his heart is set on moving and we can get 15-20M for him I won’t be bothered if it’s reinvested.

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  41. Collo in midfield isnt the worst of his ideas, I have heard alot of people on here talking about it as a solution to Tiote’s frequent suspensions.

    I would have Jonas on the RW if the 4-4-2 system was played, but I still like the 4-3-2-1 idea. Christ I am like Ed the duck and Seb Larson

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  42. CC
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    “St Christopher” wouldnt have been stupid enough to make a rod for his own back by starting talk of europe everytime we win a match, Vowing to keep a player when it was outside of his control and he sure as shit wouldnt play Simpson or Coloccini in midfield”

    No, but he would buy James Perch and play him in a fair few positions, which was brought about because he did play Danny Simpson through injury, which ultimately kept him out for five months in the end 😉

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  43. Raffo – Exactly. The fact that Colo has played there before is missed on some people. I mean I don’t think he had a bad game to be honest.

    I mean we missed him at the back as it meant that we had to witness Saylor flapping about like a spasticated seal, but by no way was Colo the worst player on the park on Sunday.

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  44. CC maybe I’m wrong but I only heard talk of Europe come from the club maybe twice.
    Carroll was the one who wanted to leave. It wasn’t pards who sold him.
    And playing Colo and Danny in midfield wasn’t some attempt at tactical genius, it was necessity.

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  45. Jersey geordie – He shouldnt have started mentioning europe until we were mathematically safe, Also its hardly sensible trying to raise expectation at a club often slagged for being unrealistic.

    Never said he sold Carroll just it was never his decision to make and he still looks a bellend for all his big talk.

    Simpson and Colo had to play in midfield because he loaned out Routledge.

    Toonsy- Aye hoots did play Simpson through injury so im assuming you would have preffered Raylor to get a run at RB last season ???

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  46. But Routledge isnt good enough, and Raylor and smudger were injured and Perch/Tiote/Nolan were all suspended, all AFTER Routledge was allowed to go. Hardly foreseeable, esp with Gos and HBA as long termees aswell

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  47. CC – In the Championship we could have got away with Raylor. It well widely noted that Simpson’s performances dipped whilst he was carrying injury, so on that basis it would have been like for like (ish).

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  48. i think we are set at DM- both Collo and Guthrie did well there the last 2 matches and provide adequate cover for Tiote.

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  49. Raffo

    I agree he isnt good enough to be considered a long term option but his pace gave us something a wee bit different for the here and now, He had some decent matches this season more than Ryan Taylor, Perch and Smith have contibuted.

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  50. If Enrique wants to go let him go…wherever….but get as much for him as possible of course… 👿

    Then sit back people and watch wor Hatem Ben Arfa rip him to shreds….
    👿 👿

    I fear a real long and uncomfortable blog close season coming up, we¨re gonna be linked with all a sundry…and who are we gonna sign…?……..watch this space…. :cry:… I hate pre-season….I hate weekends without toon matches full stop… 👿

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  51. Ffs, come on guys n gals! Cast your minds back to the last day of the January window as evidence that there is no deal between the clubs. There may be an understanding between Jose’s agent and our scouse friends (now that’s me being polite), but that’s as far as things’ll have gone. MA’s not daft and as he really put the gits through the wringer then and got £35m, he’ll do it again. Rest assured that if he needs to, he’ll sqeeze as much as he can out of any buyer. Again I’ll say it, if Jose does leave, we’ll get a helluvalot of money BUT, let’s hope the club’s learned something and makes sure we’ve got a new, quality LB in anyway.

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  52. lesh mate, you speak a lot of sense.

    I just hope that if he does go, he goes abroad. Couldn’t stand seeing him bomb down the left against us a couple of times a season.

    Trouble is, there’s not that many quality left backs I can think of that we could realistically sign? Izaguirre at Celtic is one I would like mind you

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