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

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

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 disappointed to be beaten by Wigan and Mike Ashley more than anyone we’d expect, especially when his enemy in Dave Whelan. What’s worse for the Newcastle owner, is that BBC will be airing a ‘Watchdog’ like program, investigating Mike Ashley’s factories in Laos that produce the ultra cheap Donnay and Lonsdale sportswear.

I for one would’ve loved to have seen Victor Moses pull on the Black & White of Newcastle United but it seems as if the idea of joining Wigan and using them as a stepping stone to bigger clubs and great things, have played a huge incentive in getting Moses to the DW Stadium.

The burning question now is whether we will see a striker arrive on Tyneside before the window closes. I always looked forward to the end of the transfer window in anticipation of getting one more signing and indeed to see the panic buys by often, newly promoted clubs.

However, it won’t surprise me if nothing happens one our side of the fence, although we’ve done pretty well to keep the best players in our squad as well as adding a decent winger in Wayne Routledge to it.

Mike Williamson seems to be a very sturdy centre-back although it’s far too early to tell, however, I’m confident he’ll even nod a few goals in for Newcastle in the near future.

So what do you guys think? Will Chris Hughton venture into the transfer market before times runs out? Everyone knows we need a speedy striker.

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wayne: ⏱ 31/01/2010

i really feel we will add a striker to the ranks and maybe ambrose too!!

wayne: ⏱ 31/01/2010

i really feel we will add a striker to the ranks and maybe ambrose too!!

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Kevin - I certainly hope so - we need more creativity in the team - although Guthrie and the returning Joey Barton could provide some. Hope we at least get a striker in by tomorrow at 5:00pm.

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Kevin - I certainly hope so - we need more creativity in the team - although Guthrie and the returning Joey Barton could provide some. Hope we at least get a striker in by tomorrow at 5:00pm.

ToonLoony: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Get a striker in!!!! WE were toothless in front of goal yesterday, need a strong fast forward who has some finesse unlike carrol who just encourages us to play long ball rubbish!!!

Jack: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I am dissapointed in missing out on moses but james vaughan and darren ambrose would be good signings so come on ashley put your hand in your pocket

ToonLoony: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Get a striker in!!!! WE were toothless in front of goal yesterday, need a strong fast forward who has some finesse unlike carrol who just encourages us to play long ball rubbish!!!

Jack: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I am dissapointed in missing out on moses but james vaughan or rob hulse and darren ambrose would be good signings so come on ashley put your hand in your pocket

icedog: ⏱ 31/01/2010

hope so doocey,would hate it to be d ambrose had quite a good time latey but had his time,theres no way he could cut the mustard epl, a couple of clubs have tryed him since he left and got shot quick one even a free i think

icedog: ⏱ 31/01/2010

hope so doocey,would hate it to be d ambrose had quite a good time latey but had his time,theres no way he could cut the mustard epl, a couple of clubs have tryed him since he left and got shot quick one even a free i think

chuck: ⏱ 31/01/2010

There`s always young Best @ Coventry, could`nt hurt to put in a bid, could sign him for a reasonable amount, there`s no doubt we can get the money spent back, if he does`nt work out. Would be nice to have a group of up and coming young strikers, Best, Ranger, Carroll and whoever else in the youth teams.

chuck: ⏱ 31/01/2010

There`s always young Best @ Coventry, could`nt hurt to put in a bid, could sign him for a reasonable amount, there`s no doubt we can get the money spent back, if he does`nt work out. Would be nice to have a group of up and coming young strikers, Best, Ranger, Carroll and whoever else in the youth teams.

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I am not that hopeful to be honest, but hope I am wrong. Like the rest of our fans I am still depressed about losing Moses to Wigan on top of the woeful team performance at Leicester yesterday.

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I am not that hopeful to be honest, but hope I am wrong. Like the rest of our fans I am still depressed about losing Moses to Wigan on top of the woeful team performance at Leicester yesterday.

depressedmag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

2.5 mil is too much for us omg god ashsley is tight as fuck since we went down last may we have sold all hour best players he sold about 30 mils worth of talent ever since he came he has stripped us of any talent given parker milner dyer emre ab faye duff beye martins owen nzogbia and his replacements fuckin hell barton to replace parker smith to replace dyer jonas is dog shit in the prem colo too is bad nolan slower than beckham is now the fatcunt has fuckin made a profit he is probl makin a profit off the 100 mill loan a got real bad feeling this season goin to turn nasty this team was not fit for our resevrs last season bassong the only ashley good signing but gone now fuckin hell if we do get promoted big if the team needs significant funds 20 mil plus ashley is tight anyone actually work out how much we have spent and made since he came

depressedmag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

2.5 mil is too much for us omg god ashsley is tight as fuck since we went down last may we have sold all hour best players he sold about 30 mils worth of talent ever since he came he has stripped us of any talent given parker milner dyer emre ab faye duff beye martins owen nzogbia and his replacements fuckin hell barton to replace parker smith to replace dyer jonas is dog shit in the prem colo too is bad nolan slower than beckham is now the fatcunt has fuckin made a profit he is probl makin a profit off the 100 mill loan a got real bad feeling this season goin to turn nasty this team was not fit for our resevrs last season bassong the only ashley good signing but gone now fuckin hell if we do get promoted big if the team needs significant funds 20 mil plus ashley is tight anyone actually work out how much we have spent and made since he came

Doocey: ⏱ 31/01/2010

If I'm honest, I think a loan signing might be the height of our deadline day deals but that'd be better than nothing. :)

Doocey: ⏱ 31/01/2010

If I'm honest, I think a loan signing might be the height of our deadline day deals but that'd be better than nothing. :)

Cyprus-Toon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I doubt we;ll sign anyone else, CH said at the biginning that he wasn't 4 player in & we've gotten 4 already, so will be a surprise if he gets anyone else, especially if Geremi is still on our book, cause I've not heard anymore about him moving on yet :(

Cyprus-Toon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I doubt we;ll sign anyone else, CH said at the biginning that he wasn't 4 player in & we've gotten 4 already, so will be a surprise if he gets anyone else, especially if Geremi is still on our book, cause I've not heard anymore about him moving on yet :(

mark: ⏱ 31/01/2010

why are we hearing Hulse, Ambrose etc being mentioned? these players arent good enuff. Bartons back soon to add some creativity in midfield so we dont want to be stuck with duff players that wont play next season. Anyway, yeah im a little gutted about moses, but I havent even heard of him until this week and hes obviously excellent as most of the prem were fight for his signature only for the might Wigan to win it.. We could do with another striker but if not this foward line will be enough. carrol Lovenk Routledge Barton Smith Jonas

for real not: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I am happy with the players we have picked up so far i dont think we need to rush out and panick buy. If we do pick up anybody we could do worse than best at cov

Killy Mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

looks like it will be emergency loan signings if anything at all!

Killy Mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

looks like it will be emergency loan signings if anything at all!

JIMILEY: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We have lost out on Moses and Beckford because the owner would not stump up a few extra hundred thousand. Would Moses have chosen Wigan and 15K gates ahead of NUFC if we had offered a bit more to match their offer? How can the owner be so short sighted? Because he is a knob? We may be top of the league yet we play football which is mind numbingly dull. Embarrassing really. Ashley has to go. We are on a downward spiral so long as he is at NUFC. IF we get promoted, we will come straight back down. The guy is a massive cloud over the club and his presence spreads despair.

JIMILEY: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We have lost out on Moses and Beckford because the owner would not stump up a few extra hundred thousand. Would Moses have chosen Wigan and 15K gates ahead of NUFC if we had offered a bit more to match their offer? How can the owner be so short sighted? Because he is a knob? We may be top of the league yet we play football which is mind numbingly dull. Embarrassing really. Ashley has to go. We are on a downward spiral so long as he is at NUFC. IF we get promoted, we will come straight back down. The guy is a massive cloud over the club and his presence spreads despair.

sado: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We should try to offer Nicky Butt to West Brom. additon some changes, and getting Graham Dorrans! A very well player Dorrans! I also hope hughton try to get Gary Hooper, if it goes wrong, bid higher for Beckford! We can also try to sign Van Aanholt permanently, he could be a very good back-up for Jose Enrique!

sado: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We should try to offer Nicky Butt to West Brom. additon some changes, and getting Graham Dorrans! A very well player Dorrans! I also hope hughton try to get Gary Hooper, if it goes wrong, bid higher for Beckford! We can also try to sign Van Aanholt permanently, he could be a very good back-up for Jose Enrique!

paul.toon 4 life.: ⏱ 31/01/2010

get the lad best from coventry, hes like a young harewood. what we should do NOW is make an offer for the dutch lad currently on loan from chelsea! he looks a bit special, hes not gonna oust ash cole, so they might sell? in my opinion he is going to cost a lot of money when he gets older, and established, he could even play left mid if needed, get him now!!!

paul.toon 4 life.: ⏱ 31/01/2010

get the lad best from coventry, hes like a young harewood. what we should do NOW is make an offer for the dutch lad currently on loan from chelsea! he looks a bit special, hes not gonna oust ash cole, so they might sell? in my opinion he is going to cost a lot of money when he gets older, and established, he could even play left mid if needed, get him now!!!

JIMILEY: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Question to you all. Man U are 700 mil in debt. We are told we have no debt. How is it that we cannot afford 2 mil for Moses or Beckford? An owner as tight as a mouses eardrum perhaps? All the transfer money (Given Nzog Millner etc etc)going into his pocket and he keeps us happy with loans deals and half or one million pound players. We are mugs.

JIMILEY: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Question to you all. Man U are 700 mil in debt. We are told we have no debt. How is it that we cannot afford 2 mil for Moses or Beckford? An owner as tight as a mouses eardrum perhaps? All the transfer money (Given Nzog Millner etc etc)going into his pocket and he keeps us happy with loans deals and half or one million pound players. We are mugs.

girly mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

You're a mug...Mug.

girly mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

You're a mug...Mug.

johnny: ⏱ 31/01/2010

we need legs/creativity from the centre of midfield,we are clueless when it comes to being direct and quick on the break.get leon best and dorrens from west brom.wishfull thinking me thinks..............

johnny: ⏱ 31/01/2010

we need legs/creativity from the centre of midfield,we are clueless when it comes to being direct and quick on the break.get leon best and dorrens from west brom.wishfull thinking me thinks..............

toon mad john: ⏱ 31/01/2010

why dont we just go to sunderland and try and get david healey on loan till the end of the season,he will get us goals in this league

toon mad john: ⏱ 31/01/2010

why dont we just go to sunderland and try and get david healey on loan till the end of the season,he will get us goals in this league

broony: ⏱ 31/01/2010

If we do sign someone, please let them be more inteligent than depressedmag

broony: ⏱ 31/01/2010

If we do sign someone, please let them be more inteligent than depressedmag

MacToon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We do need something whether to buy or loan for the rest of the season but we certainly lack flair and creativity. Maybe with Jonas back in the team and eventually Barton back soonish we'd scrape through but I agree with most here wondering why we lose out for the sake of a few £'s and I mean a few and not millions.

MacToon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

We do need something whether to buy or loan for the rest of the season but we certainly lack flair and creativity. Maybe with Jonas back in the team and eventually Barton back soonish we'd scrape through but I agree with most here wondering why we lose out for the sake of a few £'s and I mean a few and not millions.

Toe: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Very disappointed with the Moses affair...2.5 million is chicken feed for a talent like his....He will move on for 4 or 5 times more than that. An extra half a million!!! why do they continue to play these games? Of course a club should be frugal but they are losing out far too many times for the sake of the odd half a million. The team is in obvious need of some creativity in the middle, and with respect to the fellas in the team...they will struggle if we move up. We do need to strengthen with some more prospects or the team may well become a yo-yo side between the Premiership and the Championship

Toe: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Very disappointed with the Moses affair...2.5 million is chicken feed for a talent like his....He will move on for 4 or 5 times more than that. An extra half a million!!! why do they continue to play these games? Of course a club should be frugal but they are losing out far too many times for the sake of the odd half a million. The team is in obvious need of some creativity in the middle, and with respect to the fellas in the team...they will struggle if we move up. We do need to strengthen with some more prospects or the team may well become a yo-yo side between the Premiership and the Championship

hantstoon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Blimey, how far have we fallen. Some of you are suggesting Darren Ambrose as a good signing. That sums up where we are at. Moses has done what he should do, sign for a club that will be in the Prem for a while as they have a manager who is progressing all the time and Wigan have a fantastic track record of developing and selling on, just what the lad need. We are the Toon and have never developed anyone. The players we are signing will help us to get out of this league and then we will be straight back down. We are the new West Brom !!! No ambition, bargain players, not a single striker who could score a few in the prem and some good youngsters coming through. The new West Brom. Darren Blood Ambrose !!! We need a general who can create and some pace up front.

hantstoon: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Blimey, how far have we fallen. Some of you are suggesting Darren Ambrose as a good signing. That sums up where we are at. Moses has done what he should do, sign for a club that will be in the Prem for a while as they have a manager who is progressing all the time and Wigan have a fantastic track record of developing and selling on, just what the lad need. We are the Toon and have never developed anyone. The players we are signing will help us to get out of this league and then we will be straight back down. We are the new West Brom !!! No ambition, bargain players, not a single striker who could score a few in the prem and some good youngsters coming through. The new West Brom. Darren Blood Ambrose !!! We need a general who can create and some pace up front.

thelongshanks: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Leon Best is rubbish.I dont think we will be signing ne1 else.I am gutted are youth policy stopped when dennis wise left.Th only thing positive from him were chasing after youth players and now it looks like that idea is gone down the pan.V moses wud have been a quality signing and is gonna be worth millions in a year or tw.No way they cud have made a loss on this one.Lovenkrands has to start up front fir his pace alone.442 formation till rest of season,leicester game was exactly like last season,NOT GUD ENUF!!!!

thelongshanks: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Leon Best is rubbish.I dont think we will be signing ne1 else.I am gutted are youth policy stopped when dennis wise left.Th only thing positive from him were chasing after youth players and now it looks like that idea is gone down the pan.V moses wud have been a quality signing and is gonna be worth millions in a year or tw.No way they cud have made a loss on this one.Lovenkrands has to start up front fir his pace alone.442 formation till rest of season,leicester game was exactly like last season,NOT GUD ENUF!!!!

girly mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

What is this: Toon doomathon, grow a sack & stop whining every time we don't win handsomely, with panache. FFS.

toon mad john: ⏱ 31/01/2010

it comes to something when we cannot compete with wigan for a player.i think with one good striker and midfielder we could go up at the first time of asking

girly mag: ⏱ 31/01/2010

What is this: Toon doomathon, grow a sack & stop whining every time we don't win handsomely, with panache. FFS.

BrklynGeordie: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I would like to see us get one more striker and creative midfielder before the window shuts..think the midfielder is more necessary though..Skelbrejd;Cleverley or preferably Delph on loan from Villa; by the way whatever happen to us being interested in the likes of Naughton or Scannell or Shelvey? I think we have a good one of our own in Vukcic but will CH know how to develop him when healthy?

BrklynGeordie: ⏱ 31/01/2010

I would like to see us get one more striker and creative midfielder before the window shuts..think the midfielder is more necessary though..Skelbrejd;Cleverley or preferably Delph on loan from Villa; by the way whatever happen to us being interested in the likes of Naughton or Scannell or Shelvey? I think we have a good one of our own in Vukcic but will CH know how to develop him when healthy?

Doocey: ⏱ 31/01/2010

The Mike Ashley documentary is on BBC 1 NE now for anyone interested in seeing how this 'businessman' made his money.

Doocey: ⏱ 31/01/2010

The Mike Ashley documentary is on BBC 1 NE now for anyone interested in seeing how this 'businessman' made his money.

icedog: ⏱ 31/01/2010

glad to see we have at last sold gerameri

icedog: ⏱ 31/01/2010

glad to see we have at last sold gerameri

paul: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Why would any decent striker come to us? The typre of football is unatractive and doesnt appeal to anyone with an ounce of skill or creativity.

paul: ⏱ 31/01/2010

Why would any decent striker come to us? The typre of football is unatractive and doesnt appeal to anyone with an ounce of skill or creativity.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 01/02/2010

"a strong fast forward who has some finesse"... so drogba? Rooney? Torres? Just fast will do for me...then again we got lovenkrands who i think really adds another dimension. At the moment our strikers arent bad, they just aren't the free scoring strikers. Leon Best or Maynard will make me happy. Someone said Dorrans...got a spare 5 million? Or we could pull something out the bag and get an unknown entity such as huselkepp. Or most likely we will get nout.

Lee A.: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Girly Mag... We haven't won 'handsomely, with panache' since Hughton has been in charge, and long before that. I think supporters are well within their rights to grumble.

Lee A.: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Girly Mag... We haven't won 'handsomely, with panache' since Hughton has been in charge, and long before that. I think supporters are well within their rights to grumble.

Toe: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I would bet if anyone....it will be a loan. James Vaughan from everton anyone? There wont be an exciting acquisition under this ownership, though on the other hand, we do have much more signings this time than previous January window, after the clear out of 30million pounds worth.

Toe: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I would bet if anyone....it will be a loan. James Vaughan from everton anyone? There wont be an exciting acquisition under this ownership, though on the other hand, we do have much more signings this time than previous January window, after the clear out of 30million pounds worth.

Northern_Jedi: ⏱ 01/02/2010

We WILL sign Leon Best today. He is up here having a medical; its already been talked about on sky sports news this morning. This lad is a very talented young striker; is quick, strong in the air and won't cost a lot because he is out of contract at the end of the season. I've watched him a couple of times this year as i know a chap who plays for coventry and in the right team he could be abit special (one particular goal against portsmouth this season showed the ability he has in his locker)...

Northern_Jedi: ⏱ 01/02/2010

We WILL sign Leon Best today. He is up here having a medical; its already been talked about on sky sports news this morning. This lad is a very talented young striker; is quick, strong in the air and won't cost a lot because he is out of contract at the end of the season. I've watched him a couple of times this year as i know a chap who plays for coventry and in the right team he could be abit special (one particular goal against portsmouth this season showed the ability he has in his locker)...

Las: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I'm from norway, and i've seen huseklepp and skjelbred play alot of times.. would love to see them play for newcastle. Skjelbred already told newcastles norwegian fanclub that the only thing missing in his carrier is playing for newcastle!

Las: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I'm from norway, and i've seen huseklepp and skjelbred play alot of times.. would love to see them play for newcastle. Skjelbred already told newcastles norwegian fanclub that the only thing missing in his carrier is playing for newcastle!

chuck: ⏱ 02/02/2010

Hopefully Best will be a success at The Toon, he has all the atributes Big strong pacey, good in the air, with a nose for goal. With the right supporting cast, could be quite prolific, much happier to see him arrive than our so called first choice Beckford. Just unfortunate not to also sign Moses a guarranteed success, could have made a deadly duo,ah well!

chuck: ⏱ 02/02/2010

Hopefully Best will be a success at The Toon, he has all the atributes Big strong pacey, good in the air, with a nose for goal. With the right supporting cast, could be quite prolific, much happier to see him arrive than our so called first choice Beckford. Just unfortunate not to also sign Moses a guarranteed success, could have made a deadly duo,ah well!

Doocey: ⏱ 02/02/2010

What could have been, Chuck! :)

Doocey: ⏱ 02/02/2010

What could have been, Chuck! :)