Newcastle Reported Interest In Anton Ferdinand

Lots of news this morning that Kevin Keegan may be in for Rio Ferdinand’s brother, Anton, who is still at West Ham United.


Anton Ferdinand – is he good enough for Newcastle?

Glenn Roeder was always keen on Anton Ferdinand, who is now 23 years old and has played 138 times for West Ham with 5 goals and represented the England Under-21 side 17 times, and was often paired at the back with our very own Steven Taylor.

His cousin is Les Ferdinand, who is still revered by Newcastle fans after Les scored 41 goals in 68 appearances for Newcastle from 1995-1997 under Kevin Keegan. What a scoring record!

Anton Ferdinand told Sky Sports.

“I don’t know what is happening. I am happy at West Ham United and until I get told I am not a West Ham player I remain a West Ham player.”

“Hopefully that will get resolved soon. I had a little chat with him (Alan Curbishley) this morning, which went well and now we are looking to see where we can go from here.”

If Kevin is interested he can always talk to Les about the boy, who has had some discipline difficulties in the past, but he does seem to be maturing nicely now.

But we’re not sure about the 6’o” defender, and whether he would be a good buy for Newcastle at £6M.

We don’t think so, although we’d certainly prefer Anton to Spurs’ Richard Dawson, if only because Ferdinand makes fewer mistakes than the Spurs defender.

We’ll  put up a poll on the right to gauge whether our readers think Anton would be a decent buy at £6M, although we should be able to get him for less than that.

43 comments so far

  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Decnet player but i just don’t like the fella. A bit of a bling bling boy like Dyer,Jenas and Bellamy.

  • Martin

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Personally don’t want him, Anton and Steven together wouldnt be good or experienced enough. We need another experienced centre back. Also its Michael Dawson not Richard Dawson.

  • scott9

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    no no no no no hes shit he makes loads of mistakes and is an aragent b*stard that thinks hes alot better than he is this wud not be a good buy whotsoever we hav 2 good young centre backs in edgar and taylor we need a couple of experienced centre backs.

  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    The Sunday Sun is reporting that we look likely to miss out on Inler as he wants to stay at udinese. Shame he was my top target of the summer. Gutted.

  • mozza

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    overated bling bling merchant like mac says in the dyer football”celeb” mold no thanks i’d much rather go for cuellar

  • DanToon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    The Sun talks more shit, ignore it Mac!

    Hate Anton he’s a nob lol…

  • Leo

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7

    yes he is a bit of a bling boy but dyer jenas and bellamy were great players at newcastle-

    yes even jenas too

    although i dont want anton

  • The Kaiser

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Dont want that knacker, I thoughtwe were supposedto be getting rid the overpaid shyte at Newcastle not recruiting more for god sake …and £6m is a joke too!

  • AussieToon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #9

    lol richard dawson few mistakes lately

    1.Skysports said newcastle bought aimar
    2. Udinese is in Seria A not la La Liga
    3. Its Michael Dawson

    Dw edd ur still doin a great job every1 makes mistakes here and there

  • Ericles

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    No cockney cast offs. Anton is in good company with Bellamy, Dyer etc. We need a quality defender alongside Taylor not some type who will do his training in the early hours on the Quayside.

  • Sav

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #11

    I agree with Scott9. CB is not our weakest position. We need 2 CMs and a heavy-duty striker to replace
    Viduka when he doesn’t fancy it, first. We have young lads coming through and if they had to play a couple of matches to cover short-term injuries and suspensions, that would be ok by me.
    Carroll, though. would be better off on loan this season. he needs the stability and the matches.

  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Sav. Carroll would be better off sold. I don’t rate him,he just isn’t going to make the grade

  • AussieToon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    are we linked with Leroy Lita? and wat use thnk will edd have a blog by tonight

  • Rob Kirton

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #14

    This guy is (possibly) the worst centre back to have faced us in the last couple of seasons. Of the last 8 or 9 goals we have put past West Ham he seemed to be culpable in at least 5-6 of them.

    Ask Micky Owen who couldn’t wipe the smile off his face when making Ferdinand look a right Charlie.

    NO NO NO NO !

  • catawbamag

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #15

    I’ll pass on Anton.
    Richard Dawson!!!! Mr. Harrison must have been watching reruns of Hogans Heroes and Family Feud. OUR SURVEY SAYS…DING DING DING DING DING…GOOD ANSWER! 🙂

  • simon winham

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #16 is reporting that we have signed pablo aimar

  • tian

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    why not bring in a world class defender to give the team defence a big boost.

  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #18

    anton ferdinand and taylor wouldn’t go together…but they wouldnt have to as Faye will be our main CB next season

  • scottish mag

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #19

    simon winham, why lie there is nothing about us signing aimar on, but if u have a link to the article to prove then go ahead


    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #20

    We dont need this bloke! lives in his brothers shadow & not to mention all he would be doing is out gettin pissed in the gate & quayside trying to shag out that moves all a dyer! We should be trying for a CB of experience! someone like silverstre or Ben haim as they are realistic targets! been scratchin my head tho & cant think of any CBS both with experience & quality who we could get! any ideas lads?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #21

    I dont know about this.

    Anton is far better than Taylor.

    Anton sometimes looks a brilliant defender but sometimes shite.

    Faye-Ferdinand is far better than Faye-Taylor imo, so i’d buy him.

  • NUFCAl

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    This guy will never be as good as his brother and he’s no better than what we’ve got already No point.

  • The Entertainers

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m not sure if Anton will be as good as his brother. But i remember Rio making a few mistakes when he was younger too and now look at him.

    I would sign him or Evans along with a more established CB. That would provide great competion for that position.

  • Joe Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Anton ferdinand – No Thanks! We’ll be looking at 24-26 age category for the CB position, so we can bring on taylor, (despite his age and games played is stil v inexperienced) kadar, tozer, edgar

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Squillaci is in talks with Sevilla, surely we could nip in and get him!

  • xfer

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    No for me. We need someone better at the back. Both he and Taylor are about the same, i would rather keep Taylor cos he plays with a heart, at least. And I think Taylor will get better.

  • toonarmy08

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #28

    no no no ,another cockney playboy ,no better than what we have now .Id go 4 collocini and mathisen(not sure on spelling).And 6mill for ferdinand is too steap in any case!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Mathijsen is one of the worst defenders i’ve seen! Let the mackems have him, he is shite.

  • Anthony

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #30

    no thx…not good enough for us, wont improve our defense, and not what we need

  • Pricey

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #31

    what is wrong with eveyone, anton is brilliant, and at 6m that just means he’s fantastic at what is he, 21 years old, your all insane

  • reillers

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t know, he’s a wee bit..bad, he’s shite to be honest, but Rio was more then a wee bit shite when he was that age. He was pretty shite till a few seasons ago really. So if he’s anything like his brother we should wait a few years and then buy him lol.

  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #33

    i know it has nothing to do with us buying anton, but did anyone know that both anton and rio got robbed and slapped up a bit in lewisham south london, i think it was last year or maybe the end of the year before, lol. serves them right, they always try and pretend like they are “ghetto”, especially rio, who apparently was a pussy in school, he went to my older brothers school, Blackheath Blue Coats

    just thought i would let the ferdinand haters know lol

  • Obafan

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Mathijsen is overrated; so no thanks!

    Anton is not the player I would like (I voted no on the poll); but if I had to choose between him and Dawson I would take him, cause Dawson is equal to silly mistakes. Ferdinand also makes mistakes, but not as much as Dawson.

    I hope we get a good CB to play alongside FAye or even Cacapa. I still believe Cacapa, full of confidence, might be our best CB we’ve got.
    KK must see something in him, cause otherwise he would have ended his contract.

  • Matthew

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35

    why not bring in a world class defender to give the team defence a big boost.


    Because a World class defender wouldn’t want to come to a mid table team in the North of England.

  • Swepalle

    Jul 6, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Why dont let Geremi be CB??

  • Davies

    Jul 6, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #37

    not for me thanks

  • mikeygd

    Jul 6, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    i dont rate him 1 bit, i think hes only in the PL because hes related to rio

  • King Kev

    Jul 6, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #39

    He and Taylor could be the future in Newcastle.

  • Beardsley's Love Child

    Jul 6, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #40

    I hope this story about anton ferdinand is paper bullshit. We dont need a player who lives off his brothers name and is prone to the odd ‘TITUS’ moment. We need an experienced, consistant, commanding TOWERHOUSE at the from the back, even if it takes us a season or two to get it right…..finally…no more cockney mercaneries please


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