Persistent Rumors on Spurs’ Gardner Joining Newcastle

There are persistent media reports that Tottenham Hotspur central defender Anthony Gardner could be heading to Newcastle United.


Anthony Garner – is he good enough for Newcastle United?

The 27-year-old has found his opportunities at White Hart Lane somewhat restricted since joining the club from Port Vale in 2000.

He was was loaned out to Everton only last January, but didn’t make a single appearance for the Liverpool-based club.

Gardner has just one full England cap following his substitute appearance against Sweden in March 2004, but since the arrival of new manager Juande Ramos, he now looks ready to move on from the London club.

Gardner is 6’5″ tall, has played a total of 114 games for Spurs with two goals, and was born in Stafford, in September of 1980.

He looks a decent enough player, but does not have a very good injury record in his time in London.

But if he isn’t good enough to get into the Tottenham or Everton teams, is he what we want at Newcastle this summer?

We don’t think so.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Leo

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #1

    blooming hell does mike ashley owe someone at tottenham big style because it damn well feels like it

  • mikeygd

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #2

    i will not go to a single game if we sign him out of protest

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    hope not he is wank

  • mikeygd

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #4

    if were going for chimbonda and gardner why not bring back bramble and boumsong and throw a marcelino in as well

  • Bobby Choung

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    dont see why we’re getting players who are just second best in mind …

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Why are we constantly linked with Spur rejects? I am very very concerned and not at all pleased…

  • Spyro

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFC 2008-2009 strategy.

    – Recruit a manager that will fill the seats of SJP no matter what
    – Raise ticket prices
    – Allow other teams to sign all of our “targets”
    – Sign rejects on the cheap from other clubs
    – Move extraordinarily slow in the transfer market to avoid spending much money

  • Spyro

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Is anyone else annoyed that Arshavin could already be a NUFC player if we just acted in January? I dont rate him as highly as some on here, but the price then was 6million, now it is likely to be around double (pretty ironic considering the board probably didnt want to buy anyone due to the january transfer window having a history of staging inflated price purchases)

  • Brian

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Gardner is crap he cannot get a game a Spurs, he cannot get a Game at Everton, I don’t think there is a chance in Hell that we will sign him.

    This is just speculation because there is nothing else to write about, so lets wind up the Geordies they always bite.

  • mikeygd

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    i had to cheer myself up by watching this, always helps me

  • John

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #11

    this si getting silly..yesterdayitwas van dar vaart and today its anthony Gardner..

    I might become a reporter.Sounds like a wicked job..just make things up and print it as if its the gosspil .

  • joe

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12

    does anyone know when the new away kits are being unveiled?

  • Harry Worth

    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Rumours that we want to sign a Spurs trio of Chimbonda, Gardner and Dawson are both sickening and frightening.

  • faustino

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14

    mid – July.

  • Pip Gardner

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    I don’t feel comfortable with the club being linked to the likes of Chimbonda and Gardner but if we sign them we have to get behind them. Period.

    Too many people forget that they can’t be much worse than the dross on offer at the moment.

  • 作底

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Boycott the season ticket

  • TOON

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Please GOD NO i will kill myself if we sign him

  • Marat18

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #18

    bloody hell!
    i cannot fin words to tell how much I’m excited of this prospect!
    jus imagine – Gardner and Chimbonda! both got for cheap! both playing awful footy!

    I just hope that KK is in right mind not to sign those 2 pieces of crap.

  • izzymc

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #19

    if this is true begs the question who is in charge of signings. gardener is always injured and a waste of space when he’s not


    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    On the other hand they could be very good championship players which is where we will end up if we sign the likes of them.

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I think Chinbonda is a good footballer, the only problem is his attitude shown. Well, at least that is what were reported by the press. For Gardner, no, I just don’t think he is good enough.


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