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Transfer window - Newcastle

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Hi Newcastle fans

It is nearly that time of year when the January transfer window comes along and the rumour mill goes into overdrive.

As part of our guide for what each club is likely to get up to in the January sales, we would like to hear your views on who you would like to see Newcastle sign, who they need to get rid of and which areas of the side are in need of strengthening most.

Let me know your thoughts.

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posted Jan 15, 2009

Get rid of Gemeri, Smith, nd given (10 million , man city)(15M)

And then, buy few players (milfielders)

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posted Jan 17, 2009

if given does go we should definately look to sign paddy kenny.
As for the defence i think we should look to sammy hyppia as we don't seem to have a defender who can header.
my dream buy would be valencia from wigan but chances of him leaving wigan are very low.

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posted Feb 3, 2009

The BBC analysis has Newcastle (sorry, Mike Ashley) making a 5.5m profit from the window, however most fans would say it is more than this:

Lovenkrands in (free, not a loan as BBC suggest - Schalke cancelled his contract!)

Nolan in, 4m

Given out, undisclosed but ~8m.

N'Zogbia out, Fee suggested as 6m + Ryan Taylor.

Making an overall gain of approximately 10m not the 5.5m BBC suggest (maybe 8m depending on the value of the Insomnia deal, some report 4m fee others 6m).


Overall, for a paper-thin squad which Kinnear complained had no depth and so he was left in big trouble by previous managers, to bring in 3 and release 2 is not good enough. Wise should go - what has he done except waste money on Xisco and Gonzalez (If you're wondering who they are, that's kinda my point!) and some kids, one of whom was flogged yesterday back to Italy (no doubt at a slight profit).

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posted Feb 3, 2009

It doesn't say you made 5.5m at all. It says you spend 5.5m; 4m for Nolan and approx 1.5 for the value of Taylor. It doesn't take into account money recieved at all.

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posted Feb 3, 2009

It is riduculous that we made a profit in this transfer window, we desperately need players, and Kinnear has very little faith in the likes of Xisco and Gonzalez (who is a loan signing so I'm not sure he's costing much, but if he isn't playing then get rid of him).
I worked out the fees in to be anywhere from 12-16 mill with 5.5 mill outgoing. Not to mention that we didn't spend all the money from the Milner sale at the end of the last transfer window, from what I can tell we sold him for 12 mill and spent 6 mill on Xisco.
So from what I can tell we should have had another 12.5 mill to spend.
Why weren't more players signed? Kinnear claimed to be struggling to get the money together to finance signings, apparently offering loans for Ebondo and Hypia. If we did make an 8mill bid for Johnson, why weren't other offers made for other players?
I really do despair sometimes.

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posted Feb 3, 2009

Yeah, I realised that after I'd written it. I assumed the colour meant profit/loss, but then realised it was just so you differentiate between teams.
Anyway, Taylor was valued at 2m by Wigan, but he was part of a deal so Newcastle didn't spend any money on him. Nolan was the only purchase at 4m.

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posted Feb 4, 2009

Lovenkrands isn't a VETERAN striker! He only turned 29 last Thursday. Plenty of life left in him - doesn't make you old just because you've been around a while - or was it because he'd been playing in another country that made you think that was the same as having one foot in the grave? It was Schalke, not Scunthorpe!

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posted Feb 4, 2009

> It was Schalke, not S****horpe!

Yeah let's give Kinnear a chance to stamp his authority on the team with his players. Lovenkrands is more than capable of chipping in with a few goals between now and the end of the season.

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posted Feb 4, 2009

I think Ashley is controlling things with his own team. He hasn't deviated from his original idea of making money for HIMSELF first, second and third in his original buying of the club. Obvious Wise is still pulling the strings with this NON event or negative (for the TOON) transfer window releases and signings. Relagation looms I'm afraid and all thanks to Londoners who are reveling in all this crappola Ashley hands out. Just look at his shape and that tells you a lot about the man's mind!

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