All Bets Off After Gutierrez Signing


Newcastle fans have been following the news of possible Newcastle signings for over 2 months now, and the first signing has come as a shock, be it a pleasant shock.

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Jonas Gutierrez – Newcastle first summer signing

Not once have we been linked with Jonas Gutierrez this summer, and yet the club managed to sign him without letting the cat out of the bag, not even one paw could we see.   😀

That’s good business by Newcastle, no doubt about it, but who exactly we are after now, or maybe a better way to put that – who we will sign this summer is now up in the air.

There’s a lot of silence surrounding the club but with 3 full time Newcastle Directors involved in the transfer business, and with Kevin at the center of it all, now he’s returned from holiday, and with owner Mike Ashley also involved, we sense there’s a lot of good hard work going on at Newcastle right now on the transfer front.

But it may be hard to know exactly who the next players through the door will be.

If we had to guess, we’d hope it was 20 year-old Eren Derdiyok, the 6’3″ Swiss striker who looked good in Euro 2008, and shows plenty of promise.

His club FC Basle want £6M and Newcastle are willing to offer £3M, so some negotiated price could easily be worked out there, maybe based on appearance money for the youngster.

We assume the Swede, Seb Larsson, who is also a right sided midfield player, will not be coming now, although, as we said earlier, you never know.

James Milner will be going nowhere either, unless a huge offer comes in for him, which Newcastle will then at least consider.

Maybe it’s another Argentinian in Pablo Aimar, who would be a good signing for the club.

But we have that distinct feeling, that our next signing is not too far away, and of course  will come through the Newcastle United official site, as the news of the Gutierrez signing did this morning.

It seems that finally, things seem to be gathering speed in our transfer endeavors, and more good signings in the next few weeks will set us up for a successful season starting next month – hopefully.

Comments welcome.



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134 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Ronaldo next, the Real Madrid thing was just a smokescreen……
    Not sure of the ins and outs of the Gutierrez deal but well done to Mallorca for not dropping us in it…..

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  • robertsa

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #2

    well maybe gutierez could persuade both collocini and aimar to come.
    still hoping on derdiyok and evans.
    ed what happened to mourane chamakh werent we ment to sign him yesterday. but although things are going smoothly now we still missed out on turan arshavin gomis they could have been mint.
    and what about cuellar heard nothing of him in ages.

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  • Ross

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #3

    i dunno how i feel about the whole aimar speculation.
    he would be a bad signing as such, but i’d preferr some young hungry player who could do the same job and only get better with time.
    but to be honest, im not saying anything regarding transfers, rumours, or anything else regarding us this summer for that matter after today,haha.
    howay the lads.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I love it Ed,

    Your title is ‘All bets off’

    and promptly name 3 players!

    Keep up the good work mate

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  • Hammy

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed’s just hedging his bets by mentioning everybody that owns a pair of boots.

    Keep up the tremendous work, by the way don’t you take holidays?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #6

    i am absoloutly over the moon with this signing, i remember thinking to myself last season cor i would love us to sign spiderman, when i was watching a mallorca game, i also wouldnt mind arango or guiza either, my cousins live in mallorca atm, they all think jonas is class also arango. its come as such a big shock, id be happy if all our deals were like this.

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  • Wezside

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #7

    haha, if ronaldo to real madrid was a smokescreen, who knows what next? Lampard to inter? Torres to Chelsea? Berbatov to Man Utd? We’ll have a dream team next season!

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  • Danny

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m not taking this as a sign that Newcastle are only after players that we do not know about….I think were still after some of the names mentioned!

    I think there will be at least 3 deals in the pipeline maybe involving a center half, a central midfielder and maybe Eren Derdiyok.

    I would not be surprised if the central midfielder we bring in is a defensive one…We all know Keegan likes creativity down the wings (hence Gutierrez) and a replacement for both Barton and Butt is needed badly.

    Maybe Inler?…Hes a good player…

    I have a feeling we will find out soon though…

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  • autibo

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Personally I’d like to see Torosidis to come in for about £4m as cover for both Beye and Enrique. I’d also love to see us grab Inler as DM from Udinese as I though he had a great Euro’s. Then we need either a CB to cover Taylor and Faye, or if we can get a real quality CB, we could replace either of our current ones (healthy competition). Then some pace and passing spark in midfield, aswell as Derdiyok and we’re in business 🙂

    Great bit of business today, amazing how much one signings has changed the moods on these blogs. Keep up the good work all at NUFC, and the rest of us will KEEP THE FAITH

    cheers

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #10

    cant say i remember him from the brazil v argi game the other week , then again i was more interested in the other argi’s on show !

    now lets just hope he settles , strange he didnt end up at pompy on the south coast , does he know what our winters are like ? and our summers for that matter !!!

    this also go’s againts keegans ‘proven premiership’ that he wanted to get and has obviously been driven by vettere , but after kev’s go-ahead id think .
    id feel more comfortable about south american players comming in a bit younger really , the day an aguero roll’s out of our youth academy would be a fine day indeed .
    or failing that , we should be the first to take them of their south american clubs , alot of players the big boys will be letting mature over their before making a move , we should try and get there a year early , the likes of manu know some of the players they will buy years before they actually make a move , just let them sit and mature and keep an eye on them incase anyone else bids .

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #11

    i hope we get inler

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #12

    I think a lot of what Keegan has said is complete rubbish and dont trust a word the man utters!

    example:
    a)We will buy premiership proven player
    b) Wont buy South Americans
    c) Only need 2-3 quality players
    d) No wholesale changes

    I know its all mind games and i’m a sucker for them, keep them guessing Kev! 😉

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  • gordond

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Has this signing have anything to do with the tournament in Mallorca in August?

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  • michael

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Maybe we should be checking to see where Fat Freddy goes next. He was going to buy Mallorca wasn’t he?

    The thing is that the recruitment team obviously have more imagination than the hacks purveying the same old rumours every day. So we aren’t chasing Arshavin and Arda for extortionate prices and banging our heads on brick walls. We’re signing members of the Argentine national squad for about what they are worth. Come on Vetere, Wise and Jimenez. Lets kick the Kevolution into overdive!

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  • Kaler

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Smart move would be to bid for Danny Guiza, Jonas helped make him the top scorer in Spain last season, looked good when he played at the euros, definately be a quality edition.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #16

    now arango and guiza

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Kevoulution……….love it!

    Copy right it mate, the bloody Sun will nick it

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Heres a question to any anoraks out there (you know who you are!)

    How many assists did our new guy get last season?

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #19

    I thought Keegan didnt want players from South American? I guess its the press! Damn you!

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  • figsdad

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Danny Guiza bloody Sunderland are eyeing him up

    So we defo want to get in there…

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  • dan from france

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #21

    i dont know much about him can some one tell mke what he is like is he quick ,s trong what?
    thanks

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  • Raghav

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #22

    I was swimming yesterday in pool n frm nowhere Aimar came he said that NUFC is gre88 ,n he would like to come here.He showed me some of his skills,he is okey.I have talked with MA & Keegan if things work out we are bringing him soon.Pllz be patient ,n do praise my wisenesss.

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  • scottish mag

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #23

    players to follow are

    collocini
    inler
    barnetta
    aimar
    derdiyok

    possibility of vagner love as i have been told he wants move to epl may not be true

    given

    beye-faye-collocini-enrique

    jonas-aimar-inler-barnetta

    ——owen
    —————-love/martins

    i personally think that this would be a top 6 team

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  • Dan

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Great to see our first signing on only the 2nd day of the transfer window, he had a good write up after the Brazil game…
    “Jonas Gutierrez: 7.0 / 10.0
    Must have been surprised to get a starting role, but he was very impressive, and proved that he can play an important role for the side in the future.”
    taken from Goal.com
    If is starting for Argentina against Brazil in a world cup qualifer he MUST be good.
    I can’t wait for the next signing Who will it be??

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #25

    The Entertainers // Jul 2, 2008 at 21:33

    Kevoulution……….love it!

    Copy right it mate, the bloody Sun will nick it

    not right there!!!! , just wait till the headlines next season ,
    ENTERTAINERS MKII
    KEVOLUTION ,
    KING OF THE PREMIERSHIP ! .

    thats the thing ashley has on his side , no mattter who we bring in , ive full faith in what our messiah will do with them next season !
    granted id like kev tobe able to fill his boots and ashley back him to the hilt , but we’ll still stick a rocket up the prems arse with full flowing footy next season , and the media will be all over our nuts again pretending they never doubted wor king kev .

    Howay the lads !!

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  • danny

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #26

    I dont know what all the fuss is about over this guy. He really isnt that good. The fact that benitez and ramos werent after him says it all for me.

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  • scottish mag

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #27

    danny ramos was interested as some of my spurs m8s are saying that they were getting him and now they are gutted like we were with modric

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #28

    danny, go lick a goat

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  • Toonboy

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Loving this news today,i check the newsnow site on my mobile and saw the headline “Newcastle sign Spiderman” Superb. Well done to all at NUFC

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  • Kaler

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #30

    So what if benentiz and ramos weren’t after him?? Is every player they’re not after crap?

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Danny , ramos was after him actually , had one to many today so cbh to fink the link , but yeah we was wanted by a few good clubs .
    the fuss is its been done on the cheap for a player who was a driving force in helling mallorca to 7th last season , young , comming into his prime and being sellected for argantina along side some real quality players , obv comming into his prime .
    just hope he settles .

    check amazon , you can get the balck and white version of the spidey mask , lets all get ourselfs on and show up on match day with them to shop our new character the true geordie support .
    deserves a post of its own ed , and a link to the mask , like i saide before , one to many and it would take me forever to track it down .

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  • danny

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #32

    so spurs who have lennon and dos santos and are signing capel and bentley were after him. I dont think so pal! Do you honestly think he wouldnt have signed for spurs if they were in for him. Bentley and |Capel are fact by he way.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Cant wait for Spears’s first interview at Newcastle:

    Q) So Spears why did you chose Newcastle United?

    A) There are so many of my heros here

    Q) Tell us who your heros at the club are?

    A) Spiderman…hes waaaay cool man, i’ve got his posters and DVD’s, cant believe i’m gonna meet him!

    It all becomes clearer

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  • Danny G

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #34

    I changed my name to Danny G as there are two more on here….I’m the Danny who posted in comment 8 and not in comment 25…i think hes a WUM!

    @ Entertainers – 5 assists I think…In the league anyway!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #35

    entertainers, lol, very good, anyone have a jonas link?

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  • danny

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #36

    I am danny t previously posting as danny. I am not a wum. i look forward to coming on this site at 1;00pm tommorrow to see my spurs double signing confirmed.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Thanks Danny G (you little anorak, you)

    5, that does not seem alot or am i being harsh?

    Particularly when the striker at the club couldnt stop scoring

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  • mr mcgee

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #38

    EVERYONE WATCH THIS SPACE. LENNON AND DAWSON TO SIGN TOMORROW! Ive heard from box office when they called to persuade to renew directors box.4 next season. Not sure how i feel about this mind! looks like the end of milner! dawson is sometimes class sometimes bramble’esk!

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  • criminal

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #39

    king kev is back in business!!!!

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 2, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Danny mate, what double signing?

    Oh no, have i just played into your ploy?

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