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Newcastle Recruitment In Full Force

3:07 pm, Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle’s Recruitment team of Tony Jimenez, Dennis Wise and Jeff Vetere were on the continent today.

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Dennis Wise – both he,  Jimenez and Vetere on continent


There are just 12 days to go until the end of the transfer market which is a week come Sunday night at 12:00 midnight UK time.

Tony Jimenez confirmed today that he was on the continent but he refused (rightly so) to say where he was in case it alerted other clubs of Newcastle’s transfer targets.

But this morning we reported on Newcastle’s interest in the Belgium 21 year old left-back Sebastian Pocognoli, and certainly the Belgium press seem to think he’s on his way to Newcastle. Maybe Jimenez is in Belgium today.

We think it’s very important for Newcastle to acquire a minimum of three new players in the next 12 days and four if the quality is available.

Then we would not only be a skilful squad, but we’d have more numbers to deal with the inevitable injuries all teams have to manage during the season.

A third Argentine, Javier Saviola, is in Newcastle’s sights, and apparently the deal has now been worked on for over a week. Saviola is a wonderful footballer and a Kevin Keegan type player.

What we mean by that is Kevin would be almost the perfect manager for Javier to play under, and we think Kevin could get the very best out of the player.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting that real Madrid would not stand in Saviola’s way, but there is still much to do to sort out who pays what, for Saviola’s huge wages.

Newcastle are also said to be interested Argentine striker Oscar Trejo, midfielder Borja Valero and the £5M defender Jose de Araujo Nunez – who all play for Real Mallorca – Jonas’ (Gutierrez) former club.

Things seemed positioned that Newcastle could well bring in the three top players we need – and surely Sunday’s performance has to inspire owner Mike Ashley that something special is possible from Newcastle this season.

Howay The Lads!

Comments welcome.



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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 latinamericanMAG // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    we definetly need another striker and midfielder

  • 2 Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7) // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    WHATS HAPPENING HERE THAN ED?

  • 3 shearer_4_pm // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    are we back?? wooo!!

    jus a quick word to say, gud ground out win by the lads 2day not pretty but will do,

    and spurs….2 in 2, haha jus think what will happen when they play the best team in the north east haha

    juande ramos wooaaa
    juande ramos wooaaa

  • 4 TOONPIPES // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Its all gon a bit mental hasnt it … ?!

  • 5 Lew Davies // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Welcome back

  • 6 Lew Davies // Aug 23, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms

  • 7 TOONPIPES // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Is there anybody out there …. ?

  • 8 fip // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    its gone tits up lol

  • 9 Big Dave // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    after a good win and we cant get no views ahhh.
    Haway the lads

  • 10 beyethegreat // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    it was a good win i havent seen the match yet though apparentley the attendance wasnt to good is i t coz of the price hike or just a coincidence

  • 11 Spyro // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    how long ago did this get up and running then? wasn’t gonna check until monday, thought Ed had gone on holiday like

  • 12 Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7) // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    ideal ian beale, we are back up and running, good win today i am over the moon with todays result, bring on ccfc and the arseholes

  • 13 Spyro // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    how long ago did the site get up and running then? wasn’t gonna check until monday, thought Ed had gone on holiday like

  • 14 simon376 // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    As good as it is having a win, today has proved we need another striker, Duff playing there is no good at all. Midfielder and left back would help no end too. Keegan has said more or less the same, lets just hope something happens not just by 1st Sep, but in time to go to Arsenal. Lets keep this run going

  • 15 jeff // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Wise was at the game today according to Chris Kamara,apparently he was sitting next to Ashley……….I see the papers are quick to question the fans being low in attendance…..as usual they dont take into consideration alot of season tickets still hadnt been sent out….of course they blame the fans saying shite as usual like loyalist my arse and stuff….cockney w@@kers!!!!! And for all those on here who keep slagging owen off….again he came up with the goods so I spose you’s werent cheering considering you’s all hate him and want him out…….Why dont you’s go and support some fu@@er alse…….

  • 16 Lew Davies // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    I’m glad there is some other life out there.
    Great win today. Played crap though. Gutted about Oba, hope he is ok. Shay magnificent, back to his old self again. yeah!

  • 17 Lasse // Aug 23, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Sort it Ed!
    Great victory today ;)
    Thanks Shay and Michael

  • 18 Toon1978 // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Hello all glad to see this on lol been checking all bloody day. Good win but we still need a decent midfielder, Striker and a left back. Malouda is the latest at 12 million according to newsnow

  • 19 ObaTheToon // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    What the hell, where have all the articles gone?…
    there is nowt here from the last four days

  • 20 black magpie // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    U guys dont ever leave me again- ed sort it out

    v. happy with result today

    howay the lads

  • 21 craig // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    glad your back ed good win today but we need a striker and a midfielder before we play Arsenal

  • 22 Bobby Ollox // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    Really missed the site today- you dont know what youve got till its gone – wanted to share what was going on with others.
    Hope its back for Tuesday

  • 23 Faustino // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Congrats Ed.

    Belive me I know how difficult it is!

    Be back Monday for normal business resumed :0

  • 24 arctoa // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    I feel marooned. Hah.

  • 25 lacedaemonian // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    We back?

  • 26 ziad // Aug 24, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    1-0 good enough for me !!!
    definitely need more players
    hope the site is better now




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