There’s A Major Stumbling Block With Xisco Transfer


The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting this afternoon that the club’s hopes of offloading Spanish Under-21 striker Xisco have hit a major stumbling block.

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Xisco – transfer has hit stumbling block

FIFA regulations state that players can’t be registered for three clubs in one season, and since Xisco has already registered for Deportivo and Newcastle he cannot be registered for a third, which seems to dash hopes of a move for Xisco.

Newcastle are trying to recoup some of the amazing £5.8M we paid Deportivo La Coruna back in August, so Joe can use that money to bring in new players. It’s a wonder somebody at Newcastle didn’t realize that a lot earlier, and as we have read about that case with other players recently.

The FIFA rules could well put off potential suitors as it seems they will be required to give special dispensation from the game’s governing body if a club comes in to sign Xisco, but they have a precedent in that they diod that for Argentine Mascherano ‘s move to Liverpool 12 months ago.

And a loan move wouldn’t be any good since it’s the transfer fee Joe is looking for, although they could offload Xisco on loan until the summer, and hopes he plays well, and at least we save on his wages.

Before signing for Newcastle the Palma-born forward starred for Deportivo in both the Intertoto Cup and the UEFA Cup in the summer, but he’s done nothing on Tyneside and it seems obvious Joe just doesn’t think he’s good enough.

A FIFA spokesman said today:

“Players may be registered for a maximum of three clubs in one season, but during that period they can only play official matches for two clubs.

“The exceptions are for players moving between associations where the seasons do not run at the same time, such as South America or Norway for example.”

One case in point, as we mentioned, was the transfer of Javier Mascherano a year ago to Liverpool, since he had played for Corinthians and West Ham before moving to Merseyside.

FIFA gave Liverpool special dispensation to sign the Argentinian in that case, so the same could be true with Xisco presumably.

We still think it will be possible to have Xisco join another club in January, it will just be that much more difficult, which is the last thing we wanted.

Comments welcome.



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160 comments so far

  • TooKing

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    He doesn’t need to leave and he shouldn’t.

    He needs he’s chance, he’s still a promising young player.

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  • Antti

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • Murphy

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #3

    hahahahaha it gets funnier to be honest. Wave good-bye to any signings and we’ll be stuck with a player joe will not even consider playing.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #4

    See what happens if and when we get an offer for him.

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  • Antti

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    yeah give him a chance FFS he can’t be worse than Ameobi??

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  • Great Buy..well done Dennis Wise.
    Play him for gods sake he can’t be that bad surely??

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  • Legs

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #7

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    . I agree, he needs to stay. JFK should leave before Xisco. If we had a decent manager we’d have a chance of signing someone.

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  • Ian

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Just loan him out with a contract to say they buy him in the Summer, doesnt matter if they do not have the money now as long as it gets paid in the Summer. Knowing this lot they will get the loan contract wrong.

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  • Legs

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Sorry about the dots like, cant see nowt with this ad in the way

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #10

    I hope he stays too, sell zogs buy an lb and cm. sorted (well, almost…)

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  • irish_al

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    i disagree with your presumption Ed

    la liga runs from the same months as the premiership

    the brasilian league doesn’t which is my dispensation was agreed

    i mentioned this when people were first saying we should sell Xisco, we cant sell him until next summer

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Liverpool got special dispensation because of the usual ‘big-club bias’. I’m not saying I want us to get special dispensation, cause I’d prefer if we kept him to be honest…

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  • Paul141726

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Do we need any more proof that our management are CLUELESS? Jimenenz got out of town just in time as he may have been the architect of the move for Xisco in the first place, and Wise forced this signing on Keegan. Well done I say, sarcasticaly.

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  • Simon376

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #14

    The only hope would be to sell/loan him back to where we bought him from, but I doubt they would take him. Probs still laughing at the fact somebody was stupid enough to take him off their hands.

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  • irish_al

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #15

    liverpool also signed him on loan, we was not registered as their player, or west hams, so that may have been taken into account

    after all loan registrations do differ in a few ways

    Ed could you let me know where the qoute has came from? as if it was from today surely it relates to a story involving a transfer in this manner, if not i would feel it was a re-used qoute that would not validate the original article

    what was the original story?

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  • Antti

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #16

    He has played something like 25 minutes for this club. He hasn’t played a single game after that, not even in the reserves. Why??

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  • Zangwill

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #17

    let’s give a chance for him and Newcastle

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  • Stuart

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Why doesn’t Joe pick him?

    I’m rapidly losing faith in JFK!

    I’m losing respect for him as he doesn’t seem to know what the F is going on at the club and is just a puppet for Fat Ash!

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  • supershay

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Play the lad FFS. He scored on his debut man. Give him a chance.

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  • Tore Torell

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m hoping for a new manager, JFK will keep us up but not much more than that.

    Start thinking of next season already, I can’t see Toon going down anyway this season.

    Mark van Bommel is avalable for free in the summer, he would boss our midfield. Get him!

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  • StevieA

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #21

    We bought him because he seemed like an Alan Shearer type, old fashioned centre forward but apparently he has no first touch. He isn’t aggressive and hasn’t got a great engine either.

    I think the club underestimated how much the climate and pace of the football in this country could affect him.

    A bit sad really I would like to see him get a chance but doesn’t sound as though he is good enough. However some players just don’t train very well and can be brilliant on the field or with the likes of Sibierski he can look like the best player in the world in training but can’t do it as much on the field.

    Sometimes you just need to take a chance and give someone a run of games to prove themselves, sometimes they do.

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Yet nother fine mess!

    Sad to say that the club’s really doing its best to show the world how truly professional they are!!

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #23

    get boyd and mendes in.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #24

    What a f’ing joke this is. One bloody drama after another one!!!!!

    Give the lad a chance – he’s only played 5 times!!! (well thats what lee ryder says anyway!)

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  • Flan

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Give him a chance ffs. When we signed him i went on to a Depor blog and there fans were gutte that he had left they all thought he was quality.

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  • Stuart

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #26

    No first touch?

    Neither has the rest of our team FFS!!!

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #27

    I really hope we were not relying on that Xisco money. The stories on sunday seemed to suggest we were. If it’s true we need to sell in order to raise funds then who now.
    Geremi – £2 mil
    Enrique – 5-6 mil (though that would be idiotic)
    Other than that it will mean selling our ‘star assets’ and though i wouldnt mind selling N’Zogbia him on his own wouldnt bring in enough for us to sign 4 players. Ashley needs to use the tin labelled ‘Casino dosh’ on transfers. Preferably that one to his beer money as a few hundred grand will only get us someone like Dong Gook Lee

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  • StevieA

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes that’s true but they like target men to keep the ball and take the pressure off the team a bit (ala Viduka).

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  • Stuart

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Loans, Loans and more loans. That’s all our club has to look forward to!

    Can someone tell me when we turned into Stoke City?

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  • Rob Lee

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #30

    anyone got a link to any footage of xisco playing? honestly, never really seen the lad play (apart from the one goal he scored for us), seems strange and a bit unfair to want to ship him out at such an early stage, and he’s so young! surely if ameobi ‘s given chance after chance then so should xisco. is he really crap or sumit????

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  • nightfall

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #31

    if we just sell him without giving him a proiper chance…we might regret it…big time…

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #32

    His goal record is actuall quite good, even for us (a goal in 2 games) The Deportivo fans were furious when he left and they have seen him more than us. Whatever Kinnear thinks he knows or has seen in training you only know how good a player is when he plays. So far we have hardly seen him though when we have against hull he didnt shame himself.

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  • StevieA

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #33

    He has no first touch Rob 🙁

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  • Doocey

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Certainly hope its the case, we need numbers and I was to see Xisco have a chance.
    It might also mean Ashley will have to put his hand into his pocket if he already hasn’t

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  • Rob Lee

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #35

    stevieA, but wasnt he a regular at Deportivo? i mean, they’re a big club, i just think he must have sumit…plus if he’s a spain U21. havin said that, suppose ameobi plays for the U21. actually, thinkin on it. how the hell is taylor the U21 captain??? mental

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  • Rob Lee

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #36

    anyone on hear go to watch newcastle train? can you still do that? remember goin when i was a kid and loved it. would like to go now out of interest, see the xisco’s n that actually playin! antone know the details? where they train, when, etc?

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  • Stuart

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #37

    StevieA – Martins 1st touch is shicking mostof the time too!

    Our scouts surely can’t pick players on touch, we don’t have anyone who can pass the ball let alone got a 1st touch!

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Rob Lee

    You can’t jut turn up and watch any more. Only of they have an open training session like they did at st james park in pre season. there were loads turned up that day but it’s not a regular thing anymore.

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  • HAMMY14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Rob Lee

    They Train at the Blue Flames at Benton

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  • Rob Lee

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #40

    thats a right shame, a disgrace actually, don’t you think? i remember watchin steve watson, kilcline, bracewell n co when i was a kid and it was like one of the best things i ever did at that age! got all signatures in autograph book…. Rob Lee asked what me name was and signed “To Robert Lee, Best Wishes, Robert Lee”, haha, loved it at the time, think he liked me name. thats rubbish how yer cant go anymore, gutted! wanted to take me nephew 🙁 always thought that was some kind of ‘giving back to the fans who pay the wages’ type thing, guess i was wrong!

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