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January transfer analysis – What Newcastle did differently this year

Wyane Routledge was a good signing for Newcastle United

Routledge - Arrived on Tyneside for £1m in a successful transfer period

6 signings, no last minute stuff, and the majority for less than £1m. Mike Williamson, Danny Simpson, Wayne Routledge, Fitz Hall, Patrick van Aanholt and Leon Best all arrived at Newcastle in this January transfer window. 4 permanent signings, two loan deals. With Jose Enrique injured, Patrick van Aanholt has shown very promising signs in the Black and White [Read more →]

February 1, 2010   32 Comments

Will we see Chris Hughton sign any more players before the deadline?

Chris Hughton & Mike Ashley

Hughton - Disappointed over missing out on Moses and rightly so

News is rife that Wigan Athletic has completed the signing of promising English talent Victor Moses from Crystal Palace for a fee of £2.5m. The Nigerian born was heavily linked with a move for Moses, however the Magpies were unwilling to match the administrators asking price of £2.5m which could turn out to be a great bargain in the future. Every Toon fan across the globe is [Read more →]

January 31, 2010   91 Comments

Hall joins as Moses holds-out for Madrid call

Fitz Hall signs for Newcastle United

Hall - Good to some depth on the defensive side of things with Fitz

It’s been a long time since I can say I’m quite happy with the transfer window. This time last year we signed Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor. Today we signed another two players in Fitz Hall & Patrick van Aanholt, to add to our 3 signings already. Although they’re only two loan signings, they’re our players for a while and that’s the most important. Chris Hughton has witnessed [Read more →]

January 29, 2010   49 Comments

Crystal Palace administrators will accept the highest bid for Moses

Newcastle United, West Bromich Albion & Nottingham Forest all bid for Victor Moses

Moses - Would be a great signing from Chris if we could manage to pull it off

You have to credit Chris Hughton since taking over this summer. Not only are we top of the table, playing generally well, but for the first time in a while, we’ve secured 3 transfer signings in a couple of weeks. This is very good news and encouraging stuff to say the least. With Danny Simpson, Wayne Routledge and Mike Williamson already confirmed Newcastle United players [Read more →]

January 28, 2010   51 Comments