... the Magpies would win at Norwich, fend off the interest in Yohan Cabaye and land Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong just in time for the visit of the Mackems on Saturday and reverse would make for a very difficult week.
Alan Pardew: "Yes, of course, and that's Newcastle for you.
" I could say that every week I have been here, and I am sure it won't change.
"We are hoping to sign a player outside the Cabaye situation for the second half of the season, and we are getting a little bit closer to that, on a positive side."
Will it happen?