Could Steed Malbranque Do A Job At Newcastle?

New Tottenham manager Juande Ramos is putting a number of Tottenham players up for sale in the summer.


Steed Malbranque – available at £4M from Spurs

It’s not too surprising that Ramos would bring in his own players this summer, which he has already started to do with the signing of Luka Modric, and the Brazilian goalkeeper Gomes apparently is moving to White Hart Lane from PSV shortly.

Among those being released include former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who had a particularly poor season last year, and who Middlebrough may be interested in to replace Australian Mark Schwarzer, who joined Fulham earlier this summer, after 11 years on Teesside.

One player that may interest Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, because of his experience and skill, is Steed Malbranque, the former Fulham and Lyon attacking midfielder.

While Steed may be a bit old at 28, and doesn’t fit the profile of players Newcastle seem to want this summer, he could also be one of the experienced players Newcastle want to recruit this summer.

Graeme Souness was interested in bringing Malbranque to Newcastle, during his disastrous stewardship of the club from 2004 until early 2006.

In retrospect Graeme  put us back 3-4 years – and we even paid him a few millions to leave!

The Belgian born French player has had some good games for Tottenham over the last two seasons, playing 62 times and scoring 6 goals. While at Fulham, from 2001, he played 172 times for the Craven Cottage side, scoring 32 goals.

The transfer fee quoted is around £4M, which doesn’t seem too bad for an experienced and skillful player, who still has quite a few years left in the game.

We wonder if Steed could do a job at Newcastle for Kevin Keegan?

But maybe he’s just not good enough for who we are looking for.

What do you think?

Comments always welcome.

124 comments so far

  • ToonDaft

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #1

    no thanks!


    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    I doubt it.

  • tapir

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #3


  • Kaler

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Again with the spurs cast offs. I do rate Steed as player, but not what we’re looking for really.

  • mozza

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #5

    on his day he’s fantastic but he blows hot and cold to much, i’d rather not always be setting my sights on spurs rejects either, lacks imagination when theres a huge transfer market out there

  • mr_flibbles

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    better than alan smith

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    no, hes exactly the same as Milner, a work horse on the right wing.


    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #8

    I Feel no need, no need for Steed! we should be aiming for better than this breast! lets go in for SWP! raw pace & can get us all out of our seats! i’ve heard rumours that KK has a deal done for him! lets hope so! if we sign him i think under the king we will see the SWP that lit up the prem with man city! Comon KK get this lad signed!

  • mozza

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #9

    rather test birminghams resolve and put a proper bid in for larsson

  • Bob

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Would take Milner over Malbranque every time!

    No thanks.

  • Hadrian

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #11


  • Marc Hottiger

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d like to see a side where we build around a select few experienced heads – Owen, Butt, Harper or Given for example with a set of youngsters such as Taylor, N’Zogbia, Milner and the Swiss striker who we have been linked with, Derdiyok.

    Remember Arsenal struggled last season because they didn’t have the old heads to guide them to the finish line. Every team needs experience.

    Right now though I’d settle for anyone 😉

  • Ben_BKK

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Exactly, would prefer Larsson over Malbranque any day…

  • GraemeR

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #14

    In a word NO

    Perhaps 3 years ago but with players like this been linked I am really pleased with our youth policy

  • Hadji

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #15

    What are we??? TOTTENCASTLE

  • P

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16


    The only spurs player I wan is berbatov, or modric.

  • Rem

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #17

    milner and malbranque are nothing alike!!

  • ToonKing

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Could Steed Malbranque Do A Job At Newcastle?……………………NO!!

  • neeraj

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #19

    i know whats happening ppl at spurs are spreading these rumors to make us feel inferior that their, we want to be as sstrong as their reserve team….

    guys keegan+wise are out there looking for talent and i doubt there would be any guys coming from prem league, we are going to take players with immense quality and passion to win and achieve.

    next season we are going to come up with a team that would fear no one….

  • geordie in taipei

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #20

    is it not bad enough taht we have to weed through all the players we are apparently linked to that we have to start linking ourselves to players too.

    Malbranque, has some skill but i dont rate too highly anyway, much better players out there.

  • brownrob

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #21

    sure he could do a job

    Those cornerflags need to be minded!

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #22

    No! We shoudnt buy Tottenham rejects!

  • shearer 4 pm

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #23

    he’s fail the madical…..look at the size of his ankle 😛

    he could do a job, ive seen him play once o twice and does look a good player to be fair, but milner is better, and with the formation that kev was playin i cant see a lace for him in the team

  • Rem

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #24

    I would like sabri sarioglu. he is terrible at right bak, but thats cause he is a right winger (and midfield) he has looked great in erous when he has been attacking. did great against germany when he was attacking

  • Leo

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #25

    u know who i think i saw in newcastle today,
    right just be someone who looks remarkibly liken him but aruna kone…. should have asked him really haha

  • robertsa

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #26

    he is pointless. never played for a top side. not that much experience. not fast. maybes 2-3 years ago i wouold

  • robertsa

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #27

    leo was he aruna koner from you.
    sorry i had to do it.

  • valle

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #28

    The papaer speculation is not enough for you Ed?… You need to link your own players now? 😉 … Seriously… No thx

  • Yorkie Dave

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #30

    we need players that want to play for us want to win and will give everything week in week out!!! not him!!! if we signed a reserve team full of youth i would be happy, and blood them this season!!! the likes of Edgar, Zamberla etc. get them the expwerience this season when i will gaurentee that we wont be going down i dont care if we finish 12 again as they will be gettin the experience and we might just might find a young superstar!!!

  • Demokrat

    Jun 29, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    yeah its very good player and maybe he will do a good job in Newcastle cuz this team really need players like Malbranque
    they just need to buy a lo0t of palyers this summer if they want UEFA cup next year

  • figsdad

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #32

    why are we linked with every spurs player..

    we might as well change our name to tottenham united….

    or newcastle hotspur…

  • ToonTimbo

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33
  • The Entertainers

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Stick with the youth Kev or what you have. Either way there better than this guy

  • mozza

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #35

    just read this on vital football wigan athletic, surely how every toon fan remembers titus bramble
    It is being reported that Derby County boss Paul Jewell is lining up a bid to take Wigan Athletic and former Newcastle United centre back Titus Bramble to Pride Park.

    Bramble only joined the Latics twelve months ago and was signed by then manager Chris Hutchings, who coincidently is now Paul Jewells assistant at Derby.

    Bramble started off the season very well before a couple of mistakes that were highlighted by the media seemed to affect his confidence though he forced his way back into the team towards the end of the season and finished well.

    Big, brave and strong and undoubtedly skilful Bramble is surely too good for the Latics to let go and too good for a Championship side like Derby County.

  • Leo

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    haha robertsa nope but i think he realised i was following him closely, lol because him and the lass with him after going down the escalators turned in the opposite direction maybe just coincidence but i cant think where he would have been going

    is he bulky now? because the bloke was canny meaty

    damn ive just found a foto of him, i am not certain it was him…..

    did anyone else see him?

  • tommy

    Jun 29, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Why Zamblera? He has hardly played any football.

  • stumpofthetoon

    Jun 29, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #38

    good goal by torres come on spain

  • Egar

    Jun 29, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Great goal. Spain looked solid and deserved 1-0 first half lead.

  • tommy

    Jun 29, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #40

    WHAATT Lahm off? Jansen on? he’s so bad.


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