Are Newcastle Really After Turan?


There have been lots of news reported over the weekend, that Newcastle are close to trying to close a £8M deal for the young Turkish star, Arda Turan.

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Arda Turan – are we really after him?

But in the local Newcastle Evening Chronicle this afternoon, Alan Oliver is reporting that Kevin Keegan is not interested in the player.

The piece where Oliver states this reads as follows:

Yet again United are being linked with all sorts of players, the latest being Galatasaray’s midfielder Arda Turan.

But the Keegan camp insist they have no interest in the Turkish international.

So we’re not sure what to make of this.

Maybe it’s a ruse to try to take the attention off the player, which would be good for the club, and then again it may even be true.

We’ll just have to wait and see if there are any further developments on this.

But if we are interested in the player then it seems to us, we will need to sign him within the next or two, before Spurs come in.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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189 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    alan oliver was the man saying that didier descahmps or gerrard houllier would definatley take over at the toon

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    anal oliver blabbing crap again

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    the word smokescreen springs to mind

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    maybe nufc have told him to say that to get others to stay away whilst they negotiate

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  • Ant

    May 19, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t Alan Oliver once report that gypsies had overthrown the American government and that a 10-year old lad from Gosforth had swallowed Saturn?

    Alan Oliver…

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  • Reformed_Mumbler

    May 19, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Duff is gone.

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  • chennai toon

    May 19, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    hope they are really after turan and finish the deal as soon as possible………………………..

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    i ont think anyone inside of the toon like the old pr~~k. so i think he just makes things up

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    where has he gone…. he was here a minute ago

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  • GM

    May 19, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    @Reformed Mumbler : where has Duff gone? on is holidays? 🙂 he certainly hasnt gone past a defender…not in a long time

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  • KKK

    May 19, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Whats your source Reformed_Mumbler?

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  • Graham

    May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I was talking to Beardsley in Tescos the other week and apparently Keegan and co. blame Oliver for blabbing about the Modric story before he had signed for us (and the rest is history). They are therefore giving him no-more information on their plans.

    Could be wide of the mark but Beardsley was the one who told me to stick a few quid on Keegan returning at 14/1…….

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  • Fernando

    May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    instead of the word keegan he uses the keegan camp. who are these ppl that make up the keegan camp? this is some shitty journalism.

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  • GM

    May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Dont believe a word of what anal oliver writes, i used to sit 2 desks away from him at the chron and he is a total tool…of massive proportions, he certainly took stick for not getting the KK appointment right, or even close, he should work for the southern press he is that incompetent.

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  • ToonTex

    May 19, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Transfer talk gives me tired head. I know its all there is currently, but until I see the photos of them in the shirt at the press conference, I don’t get my substantial hopes up.

    Lets sign ONE player and go from there.

    Lordy.

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  • Taiwantoon

    May 19, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #16

    He is back.

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  • Graham

    May 19, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #17

    He just popped out to Greggs for half a dozen pasties for Viduka!

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  • Gunnar/Iceland

    May 19, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #18

    I cant see us landing this guy…bet the turkish player we are really after is Tugay or Sukur. hehe. Landing this bloke would be too good to be true.

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  • Davetoon

    May 19, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #19

    To call Oliver a buffoon would be insulting to buffoons worldwide….

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  • valle

    May 19, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    If i worked at St. James park i would give Anal Oliver loads of Info, and i would make sure that info would be so wide of the mark that he would be the laughing stock inside the press halls too… The guy is awfull and needs to be stapped multible times with a spoon.

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  • Ant

    May 19, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Graham, you seem to spend a lot of time in Tesco with Pedro…How do you know how often he shops?

    Do you know something we don’t!

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  • valle

    May 19, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Degrade Anal Oliver to clean sewers with a straw through his nostrils!

    sign here:

    …………………………….

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  • geordieo

    May 19, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Yeh but if they were telling a journalist about modric what did they expect him to do he a bloody journalist hahaha but i agree olivers patta is terrible

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #24

    signed jake shearer aka scottish mag
    ………………………………………………..

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  • craig chisholm

    May 19, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    alan oliver is a total cock end!! where does he get this tripe from anyway…again, not a single quote from anyone at all. i can not stand this turd of a man.

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  • Ant

    May 19, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Your name is Shearer yet you sign off as Scottish Mag!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY??

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  • valle

    May 19, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #27

    he wrote jake shearer “aka” scottish mag

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    cos if you all knew you would think it was a cheesy thing to do with my uncle

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  • Leo

    May 19, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #29

    answer to the question, i guess not many people really know but most of us agree that we hope they are and hope they suceed in getting him

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  • geoffo

    May 19, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Denying an interest in this player is the right thing to do, we may be learning our lesson at last, blabbing to the press about transfer targets is NOT the way to go. Transfers are tricky, delicate affairs , with a lot of vagaries attached, best to move with stealth in my opinion.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    why are l’pool going to sign albert riera, isnt he a man city reject??

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  • Leo

    May 19, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Signed Leo aka ‘who knows’
    ……………………………………….

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  • Ant

    May 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #33

    GG7 – He wasn’t terrible for them, decent at going past players and a nice cross…his problem was that he was of course, a big puff.

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    he went on loan a couple of years back to man city and made 23 apps in the league scoring one goal but man city couldnt afford the deal i think,

    he has performed brilliantly this season aswell and everyone deserves a 2nd chance

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  • Davies

    May 19, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ll wait to see any player in black and white before I get too excited.

    And yes, Alan Oliver is a cockend.

    Signed Davies Shearer, AKA Davies Ginola

    ……………….

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 19, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Riera has been mmense this season and in last seasons uefa cup.

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  • GSfan

    May 19, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    http://fanatik.ekolay.net/Fanatik/Default.aspx?aType=Detail&articleID=107718&CatId=32

    I’ll just directly translate this interview with Adnan Polat, the Chairman of Galatasaray that was done today:

    Polat said “No offers have been made to the club yet for Arda. Everyone’s just commenting on what the English newspapers are writing these days”.

    To the question “What would you do if you were to receive a really high bid for Arda?” Polat replied “We’re not doing slave trading here. Of course Arda’s wishes would play a role on what decision would be taken on such an offer. The most important part is whether Arda wants this or not. If he has the will for such a thing to go ahead we will help him in whatever way we can. And then it’s up to the club who wants him to meet the conditions set by us. If everything works out fine in the end, Arda is free to go wherever he wants” he added.

    Polat concluded his statement by saying “The important issue at hand here is for us to raise ‘another Arda’ from the ranks of our youth teams. For example, the youngster Aydin really seems to have earned our trust for the future”.

    Hmmm… Looks like something’s up for sure though. The club seems to be open to any reasonable bids and it won’t be much of a surprise if Arda does take off.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #38

    yes perhaps, we need some more news on turan

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 19, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #39

    soo then it was just his agent using us as a springboard then?

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  • scottish mag

    May 19, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #40

    looks like anal oliver may have been right

    gs fan are gala in 45m of debt

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