Game 23: Sunderland 0-2 Newcastle
: Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba
Game 24: Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
(FA): Nelson Oliveira, Samuel Umtiti
Game 25: Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle
(LCSF1L): Adam Lallana
Game 26: Newcastle 1
-0 Everton: Fabricio Coloccini
Game 27: QPR 0-0 Newcastle
Game 28: Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool (LCSF2L)
Game 29: Newcastle 2
-1 Swansea: Hatem Ben Arfa, Felipe Anderson
It seems that, whatever I do, I simply cannot score more goals!! I have changed formation from a 4-3-3 with wingers to a 4-4-2 with wingers, but it simply doesn't change anything. BUT, I am still in possession of the best defence in the Premier League, which is more than I expected at the start of the seaseon.
So far, I think I have been lukcy with injuries, and Davide Santon
is the only player to be out for any sort of time this season, and he was out for 3 matches after getting injured against Everton this month.
The transfer window has just slammed shut, and Newcastle have done a bit of business...
£1m loan fee, £3.1m future fee
I thought that Cisse
would be heading to the African Cup of Nations, so I thought I better bring in some temporary back up for them while they were away, but it turns out they haven't qualified, so they are still here. So Oliveira
will simply be a back up player for the rest of the season and it is unlikely that I will buy him permanently.
A bargain, Umtiti
is going to turn into a megastar according to my coaches and scouts. He scored on debut against Burnley and I am likely to give him some chances in the league this season as well to ensure he progresses well. I have good youth coaches as well so he will hopefully fulfill his potential.
£1.4m loan fee, three months
has gone to the African Cup, so I felt I needed a temporary defensive midfielder and Santos
was on the loan list so I thought he was a worthwile signing for a few months till Tiote
I have been scouting this kid for a long time, every match he has played in in fact, because I think he will be a star. Earlier in the season, he refused to even negotiate with me, but he was then offered to me for £2.5m and I simply could not say no! Obertan
has been offloaded to free up a space in the squad for him and I intend on giving him game time this season.
, £2.4m to Southampton
, loan to Notts County
, £2.7m to Parma
, loan fee 200k, future fee £2.7m to Blackpool
Transfer Window Round Up
Tottenham were involved in two of the biggest transfers of the January transfer window, with Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi
for £35m and, going out the White Hart Lane exit door, was Spurs' midfielder Luka Modric
, who headed to Manchester City for £23.5m. City let Nigel de Jong
leave the Premier League for Russian side Zenit for £9.75m. Leighton Baines
also joined Spurs from Everton for £15.75m, making Spurs the side who spent the most money in the window. Sunderland brought in Blackburn's Canadian winger Junior Hoilett
for £9m, and Stoke's tough defender Robert Huth
headed for Serie A team Napoli.
Spanish teams seemed quiet this window, with one of the main transfers being the exit of Atletico Madrid's full back Filipe
heading for Juventus in a multi million pound deal. Italian giants AC Milan bought in Oscar Cardozo
from Benfica for in the region of £6m, and Udinese's valuable centre half Mehdi Benatia
headed for Internazionale. In France, Sochaux's tall striker Modibo Maiga
refused a deal with Newcastle and instead headed for their rival's Sunderland, and PSG brought in Markus Henriksen