Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ashley Is Urged to Splash the Cash; Pardew Wants Big Players

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ashley Is Urged to Splash the Cash; Pardew Wants Big Players

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Newcastle United 2 ALAN Pardew hopes Newcastle United's impressive performance in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea will help persuade owner Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings ahead of a busy summer in the transfer market.

Pardew will be looking to invest all of pounds 35m the club received from Liverpool for Andy Carroll, but he may also looking for a little more cash as he tries The foundations are already in place a solid United squad, but the manager needs more star players and more strength in depth if he is going to put the Magpies into a position where they can challenge for a top eight, or even a top six place next term.

However, having seen a young Newcastle side compete superbly with Chelsea in their own back yard, Pardew feels Ashley will start to believe his football club can once again hold its own against the very best in English football - with the right additions and the right estment. …

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