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Hull City Interest In Taking Newcastle’s Smith

12:47 pm, Sunday, October 26th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Hull City boss Phil Brown who has sis Hull side in 3rd place with 20 points from the first 9 games is interested in a Newcastle United player.

Alan Smith – may not be allowed to leave in January

Brown has done an amazing job at Hull, and only yesterday they were big 3-0 winners at WBA, our opponents on Tuesday evening, even if the score was a little flattering to the Tigers.

Phil is reported to want former Manchester United star Alan Smith from Newcastle. Alan is out injured until at least December with an Achilles injury, and we’re not sure what our club’s situation will be in January. Certainly if we don’t have a new owner and manager by then, we’ll not be selling anybody, and not be buying anybody either, according to statements coming from Mike Ashley.

It’s the News of the World that says Brown will be handed a massive transfer kitty to spend in January, and he has the former England International on his shopping list. Smith has not played one game for the Magpies this season, and is one some stars who may be shown the exit in January, but only if we can get new players in.

And we need to have a net increase in the playing squad by January 31st, so it may be that it’s too risky to let any of our players leave in January.

Alan almost joined Everton in the late summer, but the deal fell through.  Brown is said to be ready to offer Newcastle £3M for a player they paid twice that amount for only a year ago.  We’d like to see Alan play again for the Newcastle side, because just like Ameobi, we know he’s a player who is much better than he’s been playing. And some good displays will either raise his transfer price or have the club hold onto him.

Just like Shola, it seems he has some confidence problems and we have no doubt that Joe Kinnear can solve that problem for Alan, who’s a very committed footballer.

But there again, we’re not sure how long Joe will be manager at the club. Things at the club are probably the most uncertain they’ve ever been right now – but then again the only way from where we are right now – is up!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Alan Smith · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dougnufc // Oct 26, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Not sure about this, Alan Smith is a great player, he just needs the confidence, hopefully JK can work his magic and make him score goals because if he does, he would be deadly for us

  • 2 beyethegreat // Oct 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=413777

  • 3 Tom_Toon // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Ameobi is so much better than Smith it not funny.

    I’d pay towards the transfer fee for Smith to leave, he is the worst player in the premiership!Fact!

  • 4 pak-toon // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    ameobi and smith can both leave to hull so that they go spiraling downwards and we have a chance to stay up

  • 5 Rasko a.k.a Hadji // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Major major cleaning is needed in our squad.

    Out:Butt,Smith,Geremi,Owen,Viduka,Beye
    Cacapa,Enrique,Ameobi,Duff,Carroll,Edgar,
    Guthrie,Xisco.

    In:

    Gervinho-Le Mans
    Milos Krasic-Cska Moscow
    Miralem Sulejmani-Ajax
    Marat Izmailov-Sporting Lisbon
    Ignazio Abate-Torino
    Dmitri Torbinski-Lokomotiv Moscow
    Malik Fathi-Spartak Moscow
    Yuri Zhirkov-Cska Moscow
    Dante-Standard Liege
    Nikola Kalinic-Hajduk
    Nenad Milijas-Red Star Belgrade
    Zoran Tosic-Partizan Belgrade

    ……………………………Given……………………………
    Coloccini………Dante………..Fathi………Zhirkov.
    …………………………..Barton…………………………..
    ..Krasic…………………………………………..Jonas….
    ……………………………Izmailov………………………..
    …………………..Martins…………Gervinho………….

    Subs:Milijas,Harper,Tosic,Abate,Torbinski,
    Sulejmani,Taylor,Kalinic.

  • 6 Obafan // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Rasko A.K.A. Hadji

    It is nice to see that you’ve got your own thougts, but would it not be interesting to know who the new owners will be and to know what they want to spend in January. If there are/is new owner(s) befor eJanuary!!!

    And you release lots of players but Taylor is not on your list; he is the worst defender in the EPL, but you will keep him.

  • 7 Rasko a.k.a Hadji // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Oba…..I put Taylor first overthere but when it came to the subs i figured it out that i aint got no defenders left :-)

  • 8 bruTOOON // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    smith and ameobi given too many chances…

  • 9 Tom_Toon // Oct 26, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Ruddy hell Hadji, that many are never going to happen.

    I’d siply sell Smith and buy Vukcevic, a DM (possibly Topal), a LB and a big ST.

  • 10 Little Willie // Oct 26, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    beyethegreat – Can you stop posting links to Newcastle_Mad please, nobody wants to look at that shiite site.

  • 11 Little Willie // Oct 26, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    As for Smith, he’s only here now because Keegan insisted on keeping him.

    Awful player.

  • 12 Tom_Toon // Oct 26, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3C9_x6NJzk&feature=related

  • 13 listie // Oct 26, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    I’d take a swap Smith for Geovanni :)

  • 14 toonoholic // Oct 26, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    if JK can get goals out of a dead donkey , i cant wait to see what he can do with smith. smith is much better talented than ameobi and is aborn winner like barton. he might have played shite for us, but before selling him, we shld see if JK can do anything about smith.

  • 15 scott9 // Oct 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    my god as i am from hull and hull city are my first team i hope this doesnt happen he just is awful and would hav no chance of getting a game over ashbee boeteng marney geovanni king and cousin they are all better players.

  • 16 Crimecall Newcastle // Oct 28, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    duff is absolutely crap i cant understand how jk thinks duff is better than n’zogbia and Ameobi deserves his chance he is our current top scorer so cut him some slack




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