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Newcastle United - January Window
By Kieron Roy
Thursday 23 Feb 2012 09:17:00
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As most big named Premier League clubs in the present time, it's all about spending a fortune on players that look like they have potential. Lets take Andy Carroll as an example. He started out his professional career at Newcastle United, a very good start scoring 31 goals in 80 appearances, so he already was a talking point for big clubs. Then came along the January Transfer Window! The club most interested in the Geordie was Liverpool who came in with a bid of a whopping £35 million, which of course Newcastle was not going to turn down. 30 appearances later 5 goals, it's not what you own, it's what you know! 

Which Alan Pardrew has.

Well lets start of with our youth players going on loan.

James Tavernier - As a youth member of Leeds United (signed in 2001), James then was scouted by Newcastle in 2008, who then on joined the youth team. With no appearances in the senior squad, Newcastle still had high hopes for the lad, so loaning him out to 4 teams in the 2011-2012 season. This gone January Transfer Window, James was let out again to MK Dons for more experience, and was joined by the veteran Alan Smith. This loan will end until the end of the season.

Haris Vučkić - Haris the born Slovenian started of his football career at Slovenian side NK Dom×ale with 5 appearances and no goals, but he must of had a talent if a premier league team scouted him. 2009 was his lucky break, Haris had signed a 3 and a half year deal at St.James Park. He picked a spot in the senior squad with 6 appearances with again no goals. So Newcastle sent him out to join the Wales side Cardiff City for a loan spell for the rest of the season, picking up his first goal on his debut.

Mehdi Abeid - A bright talent. But has not picked a loan deal yet, but Pardrew will get him one. The French born Midfielder, has already made a name for himself in the Newcastle team. The toon signed the young Frenchmen from French side Lens for a five year contract in 2011. Abeid has joined Algeria over France due to family reasons. Mehdi is desperate for a loan deal by the end of the season.

Now onto the real signings of the window for the Magpies.

Papiss Demba Cissé - The only signing for Newcastle in the Transfer period, but it was a big one! The Senegal born Striker was spotted by Newcastle during his time in SC Freiburg, he was the second top goal scorer in the Bundesliga 2010-2011 with 22 goals, 6 goals behind of Mario Gomez. Papiss has already had links with Newcastle through his international team mate Demba Ba. Cisse had signed a 5 year contract of a £10 million deal. Pardrew had a big decision to make, by putting trust into him by handing him the famous number 9 shirt. Papiss was set to come on as a substitute in the second half for his debut against Aston Villa, but injured Leon Best had too come off with a sustained knee ligament injury in the first 20 minutes, so Alan Pardrew had to either choose between Shola Ameobi or Papiss Cisse. So on came the £10 million goal scorer, will his debut be a Torres one, or could he be another Ba. He had to make a good first impression infront of the 48 thousand Geordies. Ba marking his return to the Premier League with another goal to make it 1-0. On the stroke of half time the irishman Robbie Keane makes it 1-1. Then came the 71st minute mark, WACK! 2-1 Newcastle, the fans go mental for a debut goal for Cisse, the old Newcastle keeper had no chance of saving it. Cant beat that for a debut.

That is the end of the window, bring on the next!

To wrap this all up, 2 up and coming youth players go on loan for experience, and a magnificent signing for Senegal Strkier Papiss Demba Cisse.

Two Demba'a two goals.

Kieron Roy

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