Newcastle In For Chimbonda Yet Again?

The Sunday Sun today is reporting again, that Keegan is still interested in Pascal Chimbonda of Tottenham.


Pascal Chimbonda – will be moving shortly from Spurs

Hasn’t this particular transfer dragged on for ages and ages?

Pascal met with Sunderland manager Roy Keane, and the Frenchman was extremely impressed with what Keane had to tell him, and what his plans are for the Wearside club.

The Sunday Sun is reporting the player will now “think about things for a few days” before deciding on whether to move to the Stadium of Light.

According to his agent, Roger Boli, both Newcastle United and Everton have also made clear their interest in his player, and we think the two day thinking it over time is to give those clubs some time to make their move, if they are indeed going to make one.

We’d be very surprised though, at this stage, if Newcastle actually tried to bring Chimbonda to Tyneside, after being linked with the player for months.

We like the player, but he wouldn’t be a massively popular acquisition, according to the comments of most of our readers on the site.

Kevin – are you reading this? 😀

We’ve started a poll on whether Pascal would be a good singing for around £4M, so please register your vote -thanks.

Comments very welcome.

151 comments so far

  • iain

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    i hate chimbonda as a person but ill say one thing for us signing him,

    we could play him at rb and move beye to ch where imo the short time hes played there in games looked a better ch than anyone at nufc.

  • Ross

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    no no no no no

  • bob marley

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    bad player , bad attitude

  • tapir

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #4

    MA just buy him to please KK
    we know u dont have money in ur pocket

  • Michael

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #5

    According to the sun chimbonda’s agent has confirmed that we are interested, yet they don’t include any quotes to that effect.
    Surely if he had actually said we were interested they would have included the quote.

    The sun is a disgrace.

  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Soooooooo overrated!!

  • Ross G

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Why move Beye who could be the best RB in the league this season. Chimbonda is a good RB but should we not be looking to get in players that are missing before getting in two players for one position, RB in my opinion is one of the last places in need of strengthening. Beye is quality there, then the likes of Taylor, Edgar, and Faye can also play there, even more so Geremi who i think should have been used there more often, he is very similar to Solano but defends alot better, Geremi uses the ball so so well. I hope this is rubbish, even though Chimbonda can play LB too I much prefer a left footed LB (wudnt mind Lahm though). We need 1 or 2 CB, a LB, a DM, a AMC, and a big CF.

  • beye the great

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #8

    i would never say out of the question but if he plays the way he did at wigan then he would be an axcellent signing as he played brilliant and even got in team of the season along with given i mite add but if he can change his attitude and kev can get the best out of him then why not even though this wont happen as he is signing for sunderland and his wages are to higgh which means there is no way mike ashley will pay that amount of wages for him as it is to much of a risk

  • brian

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #9

    The only reason his agent has come out with this is to try and force the mackems to up their offer.

    Garbage as far as I am concerned

  • Shearer#1

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Why spend £4m on him when we already have one of the best rbs in the Pl? We need a left back, Nicky Shorey would be availabe for £4m, he’s quality. Beye & Shorey would be really good. We need a lb, cb, cm, winger & striker.

  • Frankieboy

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t want the big headed mercenary

  • beye the great

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    no this is a good thingif the agent is trying to get more money for chimbonda who cares its the mackems who are paying all that money for him and the more money they spend on him the less money they have for others which can not be a bad thing

  • afrobean

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Chimbonda is the antithesis of what the club is after: getting on, money-grabbing mercenary, disloyal, wouldn’t add to the squad. And was impressed by Sunderland…

    I think if Newcastle signed Xabi Alonso then all our problems would be solved. Mostly.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Bad attitude,no thanks Mr Ashley.
    67% on here are against the transfer : )

  • DanToon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #15

    …………… Given

    Baye Faye Collocini Enrique

    ..Larsson Guthrie Gutirrez

    ………….. Owen

    ……….Zigic Martins

    Subs: Duff, Harper, N’Zogbia, Milner, Taylor, Butt, Viduka

    Sell the rest, Thats only 3 new players in. What you think?

  • dontoon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    I been really fustratred with the lack of transfers thinking we not got money, bolton spending more that on us, tight owner, etc

    But i thought of something that gave me hope. MA cant allow keegan to leave cos if he did there would be a massive revolt on his hands. He knows the fans would go sick if it came out that keegan left for lack of funds than what he was promised

    So if keegan gets unhappy right to the brink MA has no option but to back keegan with the funds or support that he needs, the alterative is far worse. Fans would hate him, no one would wanna buy the club in such turmoil ,not get out clause.

    Im feeling better now.

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    70% now but we should now by now this is rubbish talk and like brian says we are being used again by the agent for a better price and the papers cos they have nowt to say about us of any truth.

  • Davies

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Dantoon, yes, I like your team .I liked it in the other post as well.

    As for Chimbonda, sweet baby Jesus NO.


    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Alonso is an awesome call – think about it – they (liverpool) need the money for Barry – Juve aren’t playing ball at the minute…

    KK steps in and says, “Hey Rafa, give us Alonso and I’ll cross your palm to the tune of 13 mill… what do you say??!”

    And he signs…

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Dantoon, I see you don’t expect barton to have any part in next season?

  • DanToon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Well no one was answering me so thought I’d put it on every page until I got some response lol.

    And no not if i had anything to do with it ObaFan2!

  • Dips

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Christian Pander is quite a good left back, he’s got a nice stinger of a shot too. And just 24 years of age.

  • scotty

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23

    No way – bad signing – avoid like the plaque!!!

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    lol, OK at least u pick Oba 🙂

  • craig

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #25

    nooooooooo he is over rated

  • The Entertainers

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I know he is versitile, but would rather look for LB and CB.

    Hes decent enough, but Beye is much better and attitude wise there is no competion, Beye hands down.

  • normski1930z

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #27

    aye i second christian pander like…. looked a good player the couple of times i seen him in the champs league.

  • DanToon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Always, he’s mint!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Pander is poor defensively but the crosses and delivery from free kicks he puts in are amazing. Similar to Shorey in a way.

  • ToonKing

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #30

    definite no to Chimbonda.

  • Jameso

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Laurent Robert, Oliver Bernarnd reminds me of these type of players who are happy to sit on bench and collect the money inn!! Deffo do not sign him Kev. Go for riqueleme or van de vaart as CAM options, think anton ferdinand would be a mistake need a LB and Couple of CBs and maybe new striker if we sell shola could get leroy lita or kevin doyle off rrading for cheap and could use them as midfielders 2!! maybe anyway lol

  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Pander isn’t fantastic defensively but he aint poor, thats just over the top

  • toon mad chris

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #33

    I think chimbonda is a good player but his attitude lets him down

  • Cloudstrife

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #34

    no thank you. i really dislike him as a person and as a player we already have better. i’d hate to see him wear the black and white. someone else… ANYONE ELSE!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Spyro – Yes he is, that why Schalke play him at LW a lot of the time.

  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #36

    your over the top, he is better offensively but never poor defensively, he is better than zoggy at lb, and zoggy was ok there, pick your words better

  • toon mad chris

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #37


    Beye Taylor Collocini Shorey

    Guitirrez Guthrie VDV Arda

    Martins Owen

    Sub: Seb Larrson Kevin Doyle Enrique Faye N’zobia.

  • Obafan

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #38

    VDV will not come, he just confirmed that he will play in HSV this upcoming season.

    One thing is for sure:

    I really am worried about the lack of transfer activities. Unless we sign 4 or 5 players I will still be worried.

    1. We need to improve from last year and I can’t see it happen with the current squad (imagine 3 players being injured and then a suspension or so, which team will play then???)
    2. The top players (Beye, Owen, Martins, …) will stay if they know that the team will go in the good direction (getting more and more quality)

    Come on MA prove my worries wrong.

  • gorskino10

    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #39

    No end of. What’s everyones facination of collicini. I am hating speculation now I feel Paquet would be top class striker. Arda would be good for LW. We need a strong cb/on like Samba or something.


    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #40

    No No No! he’s a gold plated prick! we need a left back not a right back we have an amazing right back in beye! we should drop £4m on Shorey as he would fit KK’s style of play & could become the next Bez! must admit lads would love alonso at our club he’s fantastic! mind u would it be worth us goin for barry? prob no chance of gettin him tho! we should bid for Lampard! wise could sell him the toon! pay him a good wage, he’s still class & would score us 20 a season as well as making plenty for owen oba & viduka! would like to see carrick in a toon shirt, quality player & a geordie to boot! but i dont think we’ll be spending a penny on any of these 3 so no point in gettin my hopes up! shorey could & should be a realistic target tho! comon KK get him in!


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