Mido Upset At Not Knowing About Newcastle Swap Deal


It appears that Egyptian striker Mido is just as much upset about the proposed swap deal between him and Newcastle United’s Alan Smith, as Smith himself was this morning.

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Mido – very annoyed he was not informed of negotiations with Newcastle

Mido told the Egyptian press today he first got to know about the news in The Sun, and that Middlesbrough had not said anything about the propsed deal until today, when manager Gareth Southgate told him negotiations were ongoing.

Mido said:

“Gareth Southgate told me in the afternoon about the negotiations between the two clubs and informed me of these negotiations, something which I did not know before.”

“I’m very angry no one informed me of the ongoing talks before today, and I made sure manager Gareth Southgate knows how I feel.”

It is being reported the negotiations between the clubs are in the final stages, pending the approval of the two players.  Both players moved to their current clubs for £6M in the summer of 2007, with Mido moving from Spurs and Smith from Man United.

Both have been less than successful at their new clubs.

But Alan Smith has already objected to a move to Middlesbrough, although if he is told he has no future on Tyneside, he may reconsider his position.  And we don’t know if  Alan will need to take a pay cut when and if he moves to The Riverside Stadium.

Alan is on £60K/week which is what he was getting at Manchester United and Newcastle agreed to match that figure 18 months ago, when they paid 6M for the striker.

The Egyptian international striker Mido added:

“Newcastle United made an offer to Boro for me, and I understand that they are very excited to see me in the squad,”

“I was informed that the negotiations between the two clubs are going on for about a week and I did not know nothing about it.”

Mido has played 48 times for Egypt, who are the current African Cup Of Nations Champions, and he’s scored 19 goals for his country, and the Egyptian striker has a history with Newcastle United fans, who have chanted racist slogans against him on two occasions in the past.

That should never have happened, and if Mido does come to Tyneside, and tries his best on the pitch, he will be welcomed at the club by the fans.

We don’t care what race or nationality Newcastle players are – as they long as they play their very best for the club.

Mido shoudn’t worry too much about the racial thing, which has to be stamped out of football altogether, and the sooner the better.  However, we can appreciate he may have some concerns on this.

Mido’s form has been inconsistent over the last couple of seasons, but he has shown in his career he has the skill and ability, and if Joe Kinnear can get the very best out of him, he could be more than a reasonable acquisition for Newcastle, but we’ll have to wait and see if the deal goes through first.

But this story seems to be true.

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597 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Please come Mido, he is a great player when fit.

    I also think Mido wants to come, he is tempremental but I thnk even he can realise it was a small minority chanting.

    Mido-Martins

    Brilliant partnership there.

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  • Christoon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #2

    when he plays well, he’s great!!! Enjoyed wtahing him play for spurs. But he has been hot and cold. But anything is better than smith i suppose

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  • jordi

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #3

    He won’t want to come and if he does it’ll be for the money, not the pleasure of playing for NUFC.

    Just what we need then, another lazy, money-grabbing striker with an attitude… pffft.

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  • GraemeR

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #4

    says it all – When hes fit.

    Another long term injury player – what happend to teh likes of Derdiyok?? Young, pacy, scores goals

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  • HeronMag

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #5

    The only thing I would worry with about Mido is his attitude. Otherwise he’d be a proven goalscorer coming to the toon. No prob with me.

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #6

    hes better than smith, but not much, still not good enough, far too inconsistent plus hes a moaning w4nker

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  • Piers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    God damn i found this article….give me some credit someone……anyway ii would be very excited if we go Mido: he’s a creative player that we absolutely need

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  • StevieA

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #8

    He has to show what he can do. This is a big chance for mido and if we can keep him fit, focused and confident then I think he could be a great signing for us.

    I just hope he comes with the right attitude. Plus surely he is intelligent to know the ‘racist’ stuff was not racist it was all because he looked like someone called Richard Reid. I can see that and many other supporters can, I just hope Mido can.

    You could be making the best move of your career Mido if you come to Newcastle. I think this is why Xisco is on the way because Mido is better on the ball.

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Good targetman.

    Holds the ball up well and is good in the air, much better than Smith.

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  • jordi

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Piers // Jan 8, 2009 at 17:35

    God damn i found this article….give me some credit someone……

    well done…?

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  • richie

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    more i think about this, the nore it makes sense, this could be very shrewd business,

    mido is v good when fit and a tall type striker

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  • Kalmah

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m telling U mido has acceepted the move
    it’s all now depending on smith meeting with southgate

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  • GraemeR

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #13

    well done piers

    Is that Brighton, Southern or Wigan

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  • workyticket

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Christoon // Jan 8, 2009 at 17:31

    “when he plays well, he’s great!!! Enjoyed wtahing him play for spurs. But he has been hot and cold. But anything is better than smith i suppose”

    To be fair Christoon, he hardly ever gets a decent run of games. When he does get a run, he IS very good as you write. I would love to swap him for Smith!

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  • Ian

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Mido and Martins, excellent, some movement and pace, Nzogbia and Jonas would be used far more too.

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  • PP

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #16

    NO PLEASE NO

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  • happy toon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #17

    WE SHOULD SWAP SMITH FOR MIDO….AND KINNEAR FOR PHILL BROWN….ASHLEY WITH ANY OTHER BILLIONAIR WITH ANY SENSE!!

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  • Piers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Haha…I said it cuz i posted it a few articles ago and no one put it up until like 2 hrs later

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  • TOON FUSE

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    well to be honest StevieA i really think we should give xisco a chance to play before we sell him.
    He seems to be able to show up every week on the bench and not get a game. So why doesnt JFK try him in the reserves. I wouldnt mind Mido but hes to moany, never fit and mainly a flair player, which would be good if we got his confidence back.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Not to mention getting Mido would fufil one of Sir Bobby’s ambitions, he was chasing Mido for ages but never got him.

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  • MAKO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #21

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  • richie

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #22

    so its down to smith??

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  • magpie6699

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Why not swap? If the wages are the same then we can post them out to Mido while he’s off injured just the same as we can for Smithy!

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  • Piers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Has everyone heard of the Defoe news? Lol oh Tottenham …… not only has the transfer reached agreement with Portsmouth, his wages are still in question. Haha and they unveiled him the other day lol!

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  • Piers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    not reached agreement*

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Mido .. has had the potential for years .. Ajax-Roma etc .. everyone of them said he’d be a top star but he’s never done it .. suppose at least he is a target man and should be able to hold the ball up, which is what we need but his attitude stinks IMO .. ok swap IMO but I’d not be excited about this swap in any stretch of the imagination .. Mido and Ameobi up front ..not gonna score too many ..

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  • Kevin

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    FCUK OFF KINEAR FCUK OFF ASHLEY YOU DONT KNOW WHAT UR DOING.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #28

    id rather have mido than smith but he IS NOT all that IMO

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #29

    The Kine Joker

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  • Ross

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #30

    why havent sky or setanta got hold of this? you’d think if Mido has been talking about it that they’d have at least touched on it, canny strange like.

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  • workyticket

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Inshallah.

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  • Neil

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #32

    What is your point Mako – I don’t feel you’ve said what you feel enough times!!!! LOL

    Piers – Forgive me here but normally fans who help make this site what it is don’t expect a round of applause each time.

    On subject I must confess I didn’t believe this rumour but these quotes which are appearing suggest a deal could possibly be done. I will not post my feelings yet until he’s signed on the dotted line!!

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #33

    No “Midoterraneo” player with bad attitude.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Sir Bobby will be happy. Newcastle will have finally got Mido after all that time of Bobby trying.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #35

    i dont believe this, mido WONT come IMO but if he does, as i said he is better than smith IMO

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  • Newby

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Why is there a picture of Richard Reid on the site?

    Erm, oops….can I expect the police to be knocking on my door charging me with being a racist soon?

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Mido is a fantastic player when he keeps the weight off. The big problem might be his attitude! If its good then its a great signing if we pull it off!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #38

    breaking news aliadere is out for 6-8weeks so they wont let mido go now

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes they will, Mido wants out desperately.

    To be fair I dont blame him, Alves is useless and Mido was on fire at the beginning of the season but got dropped.

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  • jordi

    Jan 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #40

    I know why Ashley wants Mido.

    The pie sales will go through the roof!

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