Newcastle Face Stiff Competition for Lennon


It’s reported today that three clubs Liverpool, Newcastle United and Manchester City will all be in the battle to sign 21 year-old impressive winger Aaron Lennon from Spurs.

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Aaron Lennon – Spurs winger available

The Manchester Evening news are reporting that Lennon will be allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer, as new Spanish boss Juande Ramos will bring in some other player for the right side of midfield.

The reports say that Aaron will favor a move to Liverpool (surprise, surprise) and will certainly not consider any move to Eastlands, until a new manager is appointed to replace Sven Eriksson.

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Jermaine Penannt – good buy for Newcastle?

But Newcastle could do a lot worse than taking Jermaine Pennant from Liverpool, since his chances of first team football will be further reduced should Lennon join the Reds.

We feel Pennant could do well in a Kevin Keegan attacking side, and that Kevin could bring the best out in the player, who certainly has considerable skills.

We really don’t see too much difference in the skills between the two players.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • Nev

    May 8, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    NOOOOO!
    both of them are crap!
    milner is better than both of them!
    better off “attempting” to sign SWP

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  • Nobby's dad

    May 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #2

    In all honesty I cannot think of a more overated player than Lennon. He’s like Ketsbia on speed!

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  • Kash2

    May 8, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Milner is not better than both of these players. Milner tries hard but he doesn’t have the end product. If Milner is so good, why isn’t he in the England squad?

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  • ToonDaft

    May 8, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    SWP please!!!

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  • Charlie Bucket

    May 8, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Wesley Ngo Baheng has been ruled out for up to a year with a knee ligament injury.

    Baheng had a big reputation when he joined Newcastle United but struggled to find his form in the reserves in a miserable season culminating in a sending off against Manchester United.

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  • Nev

    May 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6

    kash2 – when was the last time either of them was in the the england squad ?
    i live in liverpool and everyone cant wait to see the back of pennant for one simple reason , he is shite
    and the majority of my mates who support spurs say the exact same about lennon as we do about milner but puts no effort in and relies on his ego rather than skill
    in all honesty id like bentley .. but i see no need splashing £15m+ on someone and then play 4-3-3

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  • Nobby's dad

    May 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Baheng….don’t know where you got the ‘he had a big reputaton Charlie B. I go to some of the reserve games and I think he’s very poor. No way will he make it IMO

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  • valle

    May 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Lennon looks very dangerous when he attacks the right and i would love us to buy him, he is certainly head and shoulders above Milner… KK could do wonders with him

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  • Nick Dryden

    May 8, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Shocking final ball. Speed is great if you know what to do with it.

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  • Eric

    May 8, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Go for Wright Phillips. Pennant won’t come and Lennon couldn’t pass pee. Our priority is a LB and cannot think of one in the EPL who would come. The way some of these prima donnas carry on you would think Newcastle is a leper colony.

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  • HeronMag

    May 8, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    LOL Nobby’s Dad – Ketsbaia on speed!? Get him in. I’d love to see that haha!

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  • HeronMag

    May 8, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    PersonalltyI’d like SWP, but Pennant is talented and Lennon can be devastating on his day.

    Keegan could make any of them play well.

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    May 8, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    i would prefer jaoquin(4m),bentley(15m) or kranjaer(10m hes left but can play right).If we buy squad players we will not move on.lb has to be bridge(6m) shorey(4m) or riise(3m).

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  • Taiwantoon

    May 8, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Pennant is not the way foward IMO. He fails to hold down a regular place as he is not consistent. At the age of 26 and considering his style of play, I doubt how much he could still improve.

    Hvae a mixed feeling about Lennon. He looked fantastic several years ago, but seems to be strggling to deliver the end products likes our very own Milner.

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  • Gordon

    May 8, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Pennant is AWFUL Ed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • michael

    May 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s a testament to the English press, that having destroyed the career of the greatest crosser/dead ball specialist in the world over the last 20 years, they have now moved on to the speedy wingers they so yearned for. Surely reason must dictate that at 21yrs old, the likes of Lennon and Milner are far too early to be judged. Neither will really improve unless they get an extended run in the Premiership, something that will not happen at Liverpool, so from a footballing point of view it would be best to see him here.

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  • milovan

    May 8, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #18

    THELONGSHANKS – where’d you hear that Joaquin would be available for £4m? he cost Valencia four times that just 2 years ago, surely they’d want more…

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  • Oba

    May 8, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Both crap, don’t need a winger anyway. We’ve got Milner.

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  • ronaldeano

    May 8, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Joaquin………?

    We would have a good chance of getting him and he is a very good player, i dont care what anyone says

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  • Rich

    May 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Ye Joaquin for me to, KK could turn his form back around, the guys immense on his day!

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  • John

    May 8, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Michael very good point..think people forget what age these guys actualy are and what real potential they have..id be happy with milner or Lennon..Masses of potential that surely fit in with the new newcastle strategy

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  • Peter Hughes

    May 8, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Pennant is awful, he is reallt rotten. I would be devasted if we got him. Joaquim is a wonder player and any chances of us gettting him are null and void. It’s gonna be a long long summer as teams we should be better than sign better players than us. If Jonathon (please kkep my shirt waiting for me) Woodgate turns us down for spurs and so does modric for less money, what chance do we have…..we’ll end up signing clowns like sidwell,Hunt and brian Mcbride. I’m not looking forward to the tranfer window opening one bit. Still hurts so so much o think Modric signed for spurs and not us.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 8, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    get over the modric buisness, we have made a concrete offer for miguel veloso

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  • ToonKing

    May 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    if were all ready talking about wingers….. some paper linked us with him today…..get ready….. Zoltan Gera of WBA. he would be a perfect buy for is. He isn’t the fastest but he’s delivery is great and can score too, he can also play in Owen’s current position. He is/was the best player in the Coca Cola IMO so i say get him in, a possibly cheap and very good player.

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  • Ashton

    May 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    I think we don’t need wingers anymore with our 433 formation Geremi is playing more defensive role like a RDM !

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  • aaron d

    May 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #27

    being linked to kaboul and veluso now

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 8, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #28

    kaboul is qaulity i think, i dont know why he doesnt start for spurs, keegan has called the interview a day early hasnt he.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 8, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Both are crap.

    Get Oleg Huysev from Dynamo Kiev, quick, has a brilliant cross and can also fill in at CM or RB.

    Kaboul was quality in France. Veloso is just quality.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 8, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #30

    tom toon- is that veloso your refering to as crap or zoltan gera, as you said “BOTH”

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  • LyNX18

    May 8, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Pennant is awful!!!! Come on, get some one really capable to play in Newcastle Utd!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 8, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #32

    No, Pennant and Lennon are both crap.

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  • Cloudstrife

    May 8, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Pennant is awful. i wouldnt particularly like Lennon but he is much better than Pennant. i believe we need a right winger to challenge Milner and force him to improve his game.

    however a more pressing need would be on the other wing. the Zog is on his way out and Duff is past it. i saw Arshavin in the UEFA cup and he looks pretty decent.

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    May 8, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Imagine our midfield was like this:

    Aaron Lennon , Miguel Veloso , Jaoquin , Aiden Mcgeady

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 8, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Joaquin is a winger…

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  • christopherbunton

    May 8, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Lennon is a GREAT player, much better than SWP, Pennant and Milner. He’s quick, skillful but most of all he’s got a great footballing brain, anyone who doesn’t rate him doesn’t know football.

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  • scott9

    May 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    i think either wud be a good signing wud rather have lennon but pennant wud be a great signing defo a keegasn type player he would definatley get the best out of him

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  • Oba

    May 8, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Yahya Ahmad lol. Why change the whole of the midfield around, and three of them don’t even have any EPL experience, and speak three different languages.

    Barton will be in the midfield next year, but if we play three then I don’t see Butt and Geremi there like they have been under KK recently.

    Also, some of our apparent targets are stupid. Joaquin??Veloso?? Heh.

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  • e

    May 8, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #39

    “Get Oleg Huysev from Dynamo Kiev” tom_toon mate stop kidding your self, you aint a professional scout, how many times have u came up with players names that no one has heard of and you claim they are better than most prem players like you know it all,

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  • e

    May 8, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #40

    lets get Mehhembubula Tamokilaidolk from Fc Creeta, he is only 14 and has great speed and and can play GK, CM, and LB, get him now before Halifax snap him up, hes better than gerrard

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