Stephen Warnock Asks For Transfer


Newcastle United left-back target Stephen Warnock has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Blackburn Rovers.

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Stephen Warnock – asked for a transfer

Newcastle have been after Warnock for a few weeks now and have already had an initial transfer request turned down by Blackburn.

But this is hardly good news for new manager Paul Ince, who will need to quell the movement of players from the club.

He has already lost David Bentley and Brad Friedel, and will not want to lose another player in Warnock.

But the news is that Warnock is interested in moving to Newcastle, especially since former Liverpool and England legend Kevin Keegan is now manager, and it seems he is determined to make the move.

It seems that if Blackburn do sell they will making a profit on Stephen, since he only joined the Lancashire club in January of 2007 from Liverpool, for just £1.5M, and they are likely to get about twice that amount.

Left-back Warnock has only recently signed an extended contract that would keep him at the club until 2012, but things have changed since Mark Hughes left for Manchester City.

The news that he has now asked for a transfer is being reported by Sky Sports.

Comments welcome.



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160 comments so far

  • magsie

    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Heard alot of spec about him but have neva takin any notice of him wot so eva! is he any good then?

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  • ksmit

    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Yay!

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  • Darryl

    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #3

    as good as bridge and shorey.. if not better

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  • CRAIGG

    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Delighted, Get this sewn up and add a quality holding midfielder (De Jong),

    Then sell Shola and Smith, Buy another back up striker and were laughing.

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  • StevieA

    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #5

    This is what happens when Blackburn lose a quality player like Bentley. You begin to get an exodus of players leaving, Santa Cruz will be next mark my words!

    Good for us though as Warnock is pretty solid, better defensively than Enrique at the moment and has more experience. He will also be pushing for a place in the England ‘team’ soon but probably more a place on the bench.

    I think he would be a good signing and we could forget about the defence for a while and focus on midfield and possibly another striker (viduka type).

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  • DANNY TOON

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #6

    could anyone tell me why they thick arthur cox left last week? cheers.

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d be happy with this signing. Hes from the same stable as Guthrie and they have quality teachers, teaching the right way to play football.

    We do need a LB and a first team LB at that. I like Enrique and believe one day he will be a top performer, but at the moment hes no where near as accomplished as Warnock and has a lot to learn. Whether we see the finished Enrique is here at Newcastle is doubtful imo.

    On the rumours about potential new signings, i keep hearing there is more than one arriving tomorrow and not just on here, i’ve heard at work and even the reliable NUFC.COM makes reference to it.
    If this is true then hats off the Newcastle keeping it from the press AGAIN !!

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  • Broadsword

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s not true though, we have this every year. Some idiot on a forum pretends to know stuff and has fun winding us all up.

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  • micepie

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #9

    I think it might take more than 3M.

    Warnock can also play defensive mf, I think? Faye can too, which really means that a couple from Milner, Spider, Duff, Barton, Guthrie, Zog or Lua Lua could play an effective attacking mf role and then we do have options in all mf areas

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  • magsie

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Where has it said “will be revealed 2 mora”? as in new players!

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  • beye the great

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #11

    hope so people on here say we need a holding mid we already got butt barton n guthrie

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  • Smirn

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #12

    What signing he would be if we get him. I thought he played brilliant for Blackburn last year, maybe we can grab another Blackburn player in Christopher Samba as he can play DM and would be a good replacement for Butt. Who is the mystery guy at the PSV game coz it ain’t Ismael Bangoura or Nile Ranger.

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  • valle

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Its Ronaldinho i reckon 😉

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  • Dan4toon

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully after get a creative mid and a str then were sorted n possible line up wen evry1 is fit
    given,beye,coloccini,taylor,warnock
    spider,guthrie,barton,duff/n’zogbia
    martins,owen
    Bench: harper,faye,enrique,butt,milner,n’zogbia/duff
    ,viduka, PEOPLE AGREE ??

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  • Dan4toon

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Also through in sjklbred n derdiyok n were a class ” SQUAD ” !! = )

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  • beye the great

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #16

    maybe pedretti would be a good buy or bresciano they can create and score goals

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  • dan

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #17

    I think he is a good LB. Good enough to finally replace Bernard. Good age to bring in a defender, 26 like Coloccini. Experienced but not old.
    Beye Taylor Coloccini Warnock is a top 10 defense I reckon.

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  • Chris H

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow, I actually just refreshed without getting that CPU warning.

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  • James

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t know why people keep putting FAYE in their team, he is leaving. Almost certain he is on his way. Stoke the latest to bid for him. He won’t be in black and white this season.

    Interesting article on BBC Sport website by Mark Lawreson. He says we will be lucky to finish in the top ten and will only do so if Owen scores loads of goals. He also said that Keegan will walk away before the season is over….

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  • Chris H

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Wow, I actually just posted something without getting that CPU warning.

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  • Chris H

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #21

    WTF does Lawrenson know about football. He’d love to see us relegated that tosspot. Take no notice of the bitter scouse reject.

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  • Smirn

    Aug 12, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #22

    I bloody wish! lol
    Hope we put a bid in for derdiyok or someone similar to him we need a striker as of Vid’s injuries. Give Smith another year if he doesn’t come up with the goods then offload him. I think that Smith jus needs to get his bottle back, then he show us what he can do.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Think Lawro wants to read M.Ashleys interview. Anyway WHEN DOES Lawro have anything good to say about us, he is a complete wank3r along with all the other idiots south of the border. They love to slate us and they would HATE to see us succeed. I say they rot in hell and may the demons rip them from limb to limb hahahahahahaha yes i know maybe a little harsh but so what.

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  • Smirn

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #24

    I bloody wish valle mate lol
    Hope we put a bid in for derdiyok or someone similar to him we need a striker as of Vid’s injuries. Give Smith another year if he doesn’t come up with the goods then offload him. I think that Smith jus needs to get his bottle back, then he’ll show us what he can do.

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  • Smirn

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Oooh sos for the double post

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  • micepie

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Just read two Premiership predictions so far – including Lawrenson’s – and they’re typically gloomy about the Toon. In fact, virtually all predict a season of struggle for us. They also predict that a few of our players will eat to many burgers and get fat (not really, but I thought I’d make this more interesting).

    A couple I have read so far both say Taylor is the sole quality player in our defence!
    That clearly indicates that the two writers have no idea what they’re talking about, whether their predictions come true or not! If we also sign Warnock plus Colo, then Beye, Warnock, Colo and, say, Faye would be by far the strongest back-line that I can ever remember us having (and with back up players like Enrique, Taylor and Bassong!).

    Much would then depend on our attacking players a) staying fit and b) performing well for us to prove anyone wrong.

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  • Tom

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #27

    I can’t see Faye leaving, I think its just media meddling. He’ll either play alongside Coloccini, or in front of him in a DM role.

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  • Toon up

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Well said Chris H.

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  • walker

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #29

    the tashy queer never has a good word to say about us . shearer should chin him on m o t d .

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  • magsie

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Skjlbred has just signed a new contract m8

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  • Teddy

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #31

    hey ive been on holiday 4 2 weeks, got bk and we still havnt got anyone in, but sky sports is reporting colo is number 5 and is signed. but no where else has reported it? can someone help me out?

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Newsnow saying Villa are going to offer us 6 million for Milner. Hope M.Ashley tells them to F… off, 10 million and Villa can have him nothing more nothing less.

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  • Paul

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #33

    really want keegan to have a change of heart and play barton against manure…would love to c a nice on field scrap where he kiks ronaldos lil homosexual head in 😀
    nevermidn bite the curb…get harps in onit n av bit the goalpost… let batman beat batty boy

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  • Luke

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Mark Lawrenson is a funking c%&t. What a miserable bar steward. If I’m not wrong, he was defensive coach at newcastle during the (shudder) Dalgish years.

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  • Paul

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #35

    really want keegan to have a change of heart and play barton against manure…would love to c a nice on field scrap where he kiks ronaldos lil homosexual head in 😀
    nevermidn bite the curb…get harps in onit n av bite the goalpost… let batman beat batty boy

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  • sweendog

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #36

    warnock would be a quality signing for us .. happy days .. still need a striker and a CM though

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  • Paul

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #37

    sweendog dw well be gettin derdiyok and either baptista or reyes 2moro 😀

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Paul

    You have any proof mate?

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  • Paul

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #39

    dont worry about mark lawrenson lads….well all be able to give a chant about how he can shove his predicted table up his arse at the end of the season when we finish above liverpool

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  • daTank

    Aug 12, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #40

    colicinni nd bassong will b unveiled 2morrow at d open day, the major signing will b owe signin a contract extension

    deridok n warnock coud also b ere by dis time nxt wk, warnock will b in talks wit many clubs however nd deridok will cum dependin dat smith or preferably 2 newcastle dat ameobi is sold!!

    newcastle are also lookin 2 pull off off anutha coup in a high profile AM b4 d window closes!! i no newcastle ave bin in contact wit both arshavin nd xavi’s nd r really keen on d latter dependin on arsenal nd d oda top 4 sides not showin an interest in him……heres hoppin either sign a contract

    dis is reliable info

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