Pardew: “We’ve given a player a deadline this week.”

Gervinho? Gameiro? God knows....

Gervinho? Gameiro? God knows.... With talk being dominated by the Joey Barton contract wrangle it’s easy to forget that there is other stuff going on at NUFC.

Of course I’m talking about transfers into Newcastle rather than transfers out of Newcastle. The Barton situation should not detract from the job that Alan Pardew and Co have of strengthening the team for next season, which is why it’s nice to hear that the club are at least looking active when it comes to player recruitment.

“We’ve given a player a deadline this week. We think that’s 60-40 in our favour,” Pardew told The Journal. “We are pitching for a striker we bid for – that’s been reported. We’re hopeful on that but we’ll have to wait and see. And we’re pitching for another couple of players. I’m sure the fans are disappointed about the Joey situation but we are trying to take the club forward by signing players.”

I’m assuming the player in question here is Kevin Gameiro. We heard rumours about us bidding for him which covers the reported bid, plus he is a striker which is another tick on the list. Or it could be Gervinho? We’ve apparently bid for him and he can play as a striker aswell. Who knows?

To be honest either of them would improve our team in my opinion. Gervinho may have wanted Champions League football to start with but it doesn’t mean he won’t change his mind. Likewise Gameiro who is apparently warming to a move to Valencia although Dan the transfer mole reckons that some gadgie on Sky Sports reckons that nobody can match our offer.

The nuts of it is that we are no clearer on who or when we are going to sign anyone. The smart move would be to get someone in quick as it would at least show the fans that the club are serious about trying to improve despite their best efforts at looking like they are once again ballsing up.

The Barton debacle is a distraction, but it shouldn’t get in the way of the primary goal of this transfer window. The team needs strengthening and if we spend too long flapping over Joey Barton there is a chance we could take our eye off the ball, which would be a shame considering that the club have spent so much time and money whisking Graham Carr around the continent.

Some slightly positive news at last!

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48 thoughts on “Pardew: “We’ve given a player a deadline this week.”

  1. A mole 😯 😆

    Yeah but it was that Graeme Bailey who said it. Like was said on the previous thread Valencia are in massive amount of debt and wish us offering all the cash upfront it could well sway things in our favour.

    Likewise with Gervinho!

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  2. Did you like that Dan? Just thought it was canny as you’re always digging around for transfer news 😆

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  3. Great thread 😀 Not been much good toon news about for a while. Gervinho or Gamiero which one? who gives a f*ck

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  4. The player given the deadline for this week is Gameiro if I read the Journal article right:

    “We are pitching for a striker we bid for – that’s been reported. We’re hopeful on that but we’ll have to wait and see. And we’re pitching for another couple of players. I’m sure the fans are disappointed about the Joey situation but we are trying to take the club forward by signing players.”

    Midfielder Mehdi Abeid’s arrival is not expected to be confirmed until July, while the striker in question, Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro, has encouraged reported interested from Valencia.

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  5. 3hourswasted, I don’t think it is me because he says we have a deadline for a player and then he goes onto say we have also bid for a striker.

    Could be wrong like 😛

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  6. Dont you just love the transfer window! 😀

    Things are hotting up, lets hope we get all our targets which hopefully are Gameiro, Zog and Gervinho.

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  7. I think he’s talking about two players:

    “We’ve given a player a deadline this week, so that’ll be interesting,” “We think that’s 60-40 in our favor.”

    he then said:

    “We are pitching for a striker that we bid for – that’s been reported. We’re hopeful on that but we’ll have to wait and see. There’s no real feedback from the club on that. And we’re pitching for another couple of players.”

    If they haven’t had feedback from the club over an offer they surely can’t have given the player a deadline.

    Gervinho – deadline
    Gameiro – waiting feedback form club over offer.

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  8. Nzogbia is tried and tested, Gameiro and Gervinho are unknown quantities who may be either a raving success like Tiote or complete flops like Guivarch and Xisco.
    Sensible football people would play safe with a few quid for Barton who does the business week in and week out, a relatively inexpensive option i would say but we cant have stability at the club when they are more comfortable with chaos.
    And Pardew needs to stop contradicting himself making promises he cant keep, no way will Barton be starting for us next season if he is in the last year of his contract to stop talking a load of bollocks!

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  9. Gameiro seems to have his eyes set on Valencia but I very much doubt they have the money or the chance to offer cash upfront like we do.

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  10. Good news on Fergie; he’s the most exciting prospect in years. Came out of nowhere, too.

    I hope if we do get some of these players who are after Spanish or CL football, we do it by convincing them we’re a better option – not because our offer is bigger. As I said: Owen, anyone?

    I suspect the aces we hold are Benny and Tiote, who could talk them around.

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  11. Ref CNZ – am i the only one who thinks that it will be a tactical problem to accommodate him and HBA in any team? – same sort of player in my eyes. Plus – CNZ wont be playing second fiddle to anyone……………..or reserve left back 🙂

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  12. I can’t believe I’m annoyed about the prospect of Joey leaving. I’d have given my eyebrows for that to happen a year or so ago.

    Hats off to him for turning it around so far. I just hope he doesn’t screw the pooch now and precipitate a collapse in our squad and recruitment progress, just because of an unjusitiable extra year on his contract.

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  13. does anyone really believe pardew though? i mean he talks somuch shite im beggening to wonder if he is joe kinnears love child

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  14. Tattyheed – yep, you’ve pretty much summed up the concerns many had on here when there was a thread about him.

    I think he’s a good backup option; no more. Brilliant to watch, but I remain unconvinced that he’d actually get us more points overall by the time he’s thrown some wobblers and rattled the team spirit a bit. But I said the same about Mr Barton. I’d not cry if he did arrive though – he’s been amazing this season.

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  15. Make yer minds up people – either “we’re treated like fekkin mushrooms!” or “stop talking!”.

    I think he comes across as pretty honest and direct, but some of it does seem a bit unhelpful at times. In this case I think he’s helping, though.

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  16. Barton quoted in the journal:

    “Once my contract’s up my hands are tied but hopefully someone buys the club by then. I love this club and want success. We should buy the club like they did at Barcelona.’”

    //www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2011/05/27/joey-barton-will-be-in-alan-pardew-s-squad-61634-28772916/#ixzz1NY5AitO5

    Music to my ears.

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  17. No, Whumpie, maybe I’m giving the wrong impression: I don’t want the club in stony silence, but Pardew talks a bit too much. I much preferred Hughton’s very low-key style in public. We still go info, but it was never about Hughton peacocking around.

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  18. its good that he communicates but when he says we are signing players by a certain time and it dosent happen then its frustrating.

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  19. ——–Tiote—–Barton——-

    Gervinho—-HBA—-N’Zogbia
    ————-Gameiro————-

    We would be mint. I can only dream though…

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  20. Hughton hardly ever spoke to the press. Or actually answered proper questions, He’d go in with answers he’d practiced to divert the question. Or he’d just smile. Pardew communicates far better IMO

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  21. I admit it’s a matter of preference. I think CH had a hugely respectable, humble and serene way about him which I miss. But AP does it his way and while I think he could tone it down a bit, I really don’t think it’s bad at all. I can see both sides, but I don’t think it’s worth sweating over. Without his comments we’d have nowt to go on about the Joey situation apart from what the player and his scumbag agent have said – AP’s provided a bit of balance and verification as far as I’m concerned.

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  22. I much prefer Pardew’s way of dealing with the press.

    Don’t get me wrong, Hughton’s approach was great – for a bit. It started to grate on me at the end though when he used to sit there with that childish grin like he’d just graffiti’d the word “titty” on a toilet wall somewhere, but the “no comment” thing was complete bollocks in the end and the press responded accordingly by making up their own shit anyway.

    Quick question: Does anyone think Pardew rings the press up to talk about these matters? Or do people think he is just responding to questions asked by the press?

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  23. toon1892, I would actually weep with joy.

    RE: Gameiro, he has been told by Blanc he has to move and prove he can do it at a better level. No doubt the French boss will have a close eye on HBA, so it would make sense for him to come here and get in Benny’s limelight 😉

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  24. No idea. What are the ragtops saying about it? If it’s in line with AP, then I suspect he’s handled it in the background, if not, then probably not.

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  25. Moreno @26 That is an amzing line up. We’d only be mint though until the injuries and suspenstions kicked in. Still I would snap your hands of for that line up.

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  26. Toonsy- 😆 The press never have to ask him questions. cause he talks to much and just tells them

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  27. I’ve said the same thing since AP arrived he talks to much and I don’t trust him.He talks so much bollocks it’s frightening,he constsantly contradicts his self(ie lies a lot).Also if we lose all our players who have balls,Nolan Barton etc. we will have no leaders and will be like Arsenal without the talent.

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  28. Would be nice if the club could make an Enquiry about sturridge, just out of interest really. And maybe a cheeky bid for Rondon as well, he shouldn’t set us back that much, maybe 5mil or summit

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  29. Without wanting to sound like some BNP window-licker, I think that line-up above is a bit depressing. Just too many new, foreign players. A bit, um…

    Arsenal.

    I know that’s picky, but I enjoy fielding 7 Englishmen at a time; it just feels more Toon to me.

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  30. Comes across as a bit of a cock. The way hes been playing lately, Chelsea will probably want to keep him, especially if there is someone new in charge

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  31. Sturridge is a huge twat. He is the only player I’ve ever felt like running on the pitch and lamping 😡

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  32. Toonsy – you’re obviously very calm. I want to lamp 2 or 3 players every game – (some of them are even wors)!! 😛

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  33. Tattyheed – It was when he came to SJP with Bolton. You could just see he was a cocky little shit. Mind you it didn’t help when he came over to where I was sitting just after he scored and cupped his ear because he must have heard the tosser behind me calling him shit constantly 🙄

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