Bringing Jo On Loan To Newcastle Makes Little Sense


The Daily Mail are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in taking Jo – full name  João Alves de Assis Silva – on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

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Jo – loan move by Newcastle seems strange at best

If this story is indeed true it would be a strange move for Newcastle, because striker isn’t exactly a position we are struggling with too much this season – well not compared with other positions, at least.

If we are to get some loan deals in, surely the positions covered should be defense and central midfield as a priority, and we would expect Jo is on ridiculous wages at City, after his £19M transfer in the the summer, and we would need to pay a sizable portion of them.

The fee for Jo was officially undisclosed, but the reports said that City paid a huge amount for the 19 years old 6’2″ Brazilian from CSKA Moscow.

Jo has been a huge disappointment at Eastlands, and seems a huge waste of money with just one league goal, although he did score a further two against Cypriot side Omonia in the UEFA Cup.

The Brazilian has played just 9 times for Man City with a single goal and has played 3 times for Brazil. But there must be a good player there somewhere, and perhaps Joe Kinnear thinks he can get the best out of the still very young Brazilian.

Jo, born in Sao Paulo in March 1987, started his career with Brazilian club Corinthians in 2000, and played 81 times for them scoring 13 goals, before joining CSKA Moscow in 2005 where he played 53 times and scored an impressive 30 goals, but of course those leagues are nothing compared to the English Premier league.

If we are to take a striker form Man City Benjani would be a better option, but this all makes no sense to us, and is probabaly just paper talku, because the Eastlands club will no doubt be trying to offload the Brazilian striker through the end of the season.

Just think Man City paid around £50M for Jo and Robinho, so Newcastle fans, who want to see big money signings from the club at any cost, may want to think again – big money doesn’t guarantee a big player, and we’re sure Man City will prove that again in January.

We’d much better get deals like we got for Guthrie, Bassong and Gutierrez in the summer, three excellent players for no more than £4M. and even those fans still dead against Ashley have to admit those were great deals for the club.

We hope for three or four or five more like those in January, and then we’ll should be in good shape, at least through the end of the season.

Then we need to strengthen again in the summer, and still need to bring excellent young talent like Krul, Kadar and Tozer into the club.

Comments welcome.



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44 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Jan 12, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    1st 🙂

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    well were not gonna buy him, and if owens gone then were stuck with inexperiencesd not great forwards

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed – me thinks another southern based idiot reporter, sitting in the bar having watched their team Chelski get whitewashed by manure, thought of a non-sense story to write by putting 2 and 2 together and recycling other rumours that probably started in the sun or notw.

    cm – dm and lb we need. We’ll worry about strikers at the end of the season. He is far too high in price either on loan or to but for NUFC.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Rather have Jo on the bench than Ameobi.

    Jo hasn’t been good in the prem, but having seen him a lot at CSKA, I always rated him highly.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Need
    LB
    CM
    RB

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  • Kash

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s rubbish, hasn’t made an impact in a team which is by far more creative than ours. He’s got no chance of making an impact with us!!!!

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  • bowburnmag

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    In fairness, though it’s a ludicrous amount of money, Robinho has been scoring goals and creating. It’s not his fault the rest of the team are out of kilter. Unless, his presence or further contributions are the cause? Maybe I haven’t seen enough of them to comment. I’m just looking at stats and the odd report as a measure.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Someone to keep Xisco company?

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Perhaps it’s no cold enough for him in Manchester. He’s used to playing in Moscow, so the bitter North East winds will be nothing to him. What harm can it do to have someone like him on the bench over Viduka and Ameobi? Perhaps Owen is closer to leaving than we think and cover is needed up front or perhaps it is just another made up transfer window special.

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  • workyticket

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10

    “…and we would expect Jo is on ridiculous wages at City, after his £19M transfer in the the summer, and we would need to pay a sizable portion of them.”

    He’s on around £40,000 a week at Man City Ed.

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  • dougnufc

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #11

    I’d prefer Ireland

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  • Will I am

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    @Tom_Toon first of all welcome back some T**t was using your name commenting stupid things and why do u like Jo who was from the russian league,we have Andy and Ranger both r better than him.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Seems City are trying to soften us up – for the aleged move for Owen ????

    Just a thought !

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Most people would prefer Ireland but we dont have a hope in hell of signing him.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t waste money, please

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  • Will I am

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Who would have Jo in a part exchange for Owen.I would stay with Micky.

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  • the holy grail

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #17

    have it from a really really good source that we have enquired about 3 man city players although i only know about 2 onouah – who hasnt said yes or know, he knows about our intrest but is waiting to see if anything else comes up (really good friend of s taylor) and the second johnson – the first bid got rejected and not to sure if we have followed it up, his agent knows of nufc interst along with other clubs. am not going to speculate on the third although i know for a fact we have enquired about 3 man city players. so jo mite be the third but from a different source i have heard that we mite be trying to bring back hamman on short tearm deal because another target isnt allowed to leave till the summer (which is the best time to buy players really)

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Wonder if this Jo has got tourettes???

    Sorry bout that. It is monday

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #19

    I haven’t seen enough of Jo to comment on his ability, but I think this is paper talk.

    Once again the one player we have signed (or about to sign in Lovenkrands) is a player the papers didn’t even think of.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Come on Holy Grail – no offence but we read posts like that all the time on here during transfer.

    Drop a name of your source fella for credibility points.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #21
  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #22

    He’ll be trouble and furthermore, don’t we have enough uncertainties with the Joe we’ve already ot!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #23

    NUFC.com (normally credible postings) has done a u-turn on the Riise rumour. I think with the fact that he played for Roma nailed it.

    Ah well. Next please.

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Just been looking at some older articles.
    Does anyone know who was pretending to be others? My money’s on 51times. He was a bit miffed that he was banned and knew all about how easy it was to impersonate someone else on here.
    He claimed he was a world class wind up merchant when all he did was slag people off.
    Well done to ed for implementing a registration system to stop impersonators.

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  • Kash

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d take Hamann back in a heartbeat. The guy was and still is pure quality!!!!

    If reports are true that Hughes has made those players available, then I would imagine we’d be in the running for Onuha, Johnson and Hamann. Especially if they’re after Given.

    I’d let them have given for those 3. Not as though we’re under stocked for GK’s!!!!

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  • the holy grail

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon Graeme

    one of the football development managers for the 3 players we have enquired about (cant give his name sorry mate i know you want it for proof but i only get the info off my dad if i wont post his name on these kind of sites, sorry mate)

    the hamman link was from a pro footballer (not at nufc)

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  • Will I am

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #27

    beyethegreat who spotted Jonas and Bassong whoever did it helped us.

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  • the holy grail

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    football development managers at nufc (misses that part out)

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Following up on Micky Toon’s comment regarding this new system – I completely agree mate. There were a lot of people who ended up talking about issues that had nowt to do with the toon and this new system will help Ed keep that stuff to a minimum.

    Well done Ed

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #30

    my comments arent showing

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  • sweendog

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Pure toilet material .. the newspapers are clutching at straws when it comes to rumours for us .. I reckon nothing is being leaked so its all made up in the bar..
    still hope we sign a CM .. sat. proved how desperately we need a tackling midfielder.

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  • ToonRich

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Could it be that JK wants to see how Jo performs in our team up until the summer, with a view to him coming to SJP permenantly in place of MO if/when he joins citeh??

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  • toonarmyuk

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed, why would bringing in a world class striker – genuinely worth around £10m – be a bad idea, when our club has the likes of such A&E-regulars as Ameobi, Viduka, Owen, and Martins.

    This lad may not have come up trumps at Citeh, but it doesnt mean he’s no good. I wouldn’t think this would lead to a permanent move (we wouldnt pay the money for starters), but there’s nothing wrong with having another bod….especially when you’re fighting relegation.

    Remember this lad is tall, fast and young – Ameobi may have signed a new contract but you can bet your bottom $ that this lad will be a hundred million miles better!

    I also happen to think that Carroll is only starting these 2 games (West Ham and Hull) in the hope that he will put in a couple of good performances (so far, so good) so that we can sell him on.

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  • Irish-Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Just because Jo hasn’t hit it off at Man City doesn’t make him a bad player. he’s played a few times for Brazil so he can’t be that bad

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  • Kash

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Stephane Guivarch played and scored for France but he was rubbish!!!

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  • Irish-Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Jon Dahl Tommasson played for us and couldn’t hit a cows arse with a banjo, but went to Italy and was knocking them in all over the place

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  • Steve R

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    AH, maybe he has settled down a bit by now and just needs a couple of games to warm up but i can’t see the deal going through if we have to pay his full-wages.

    I can’t belive he is 19, he looks like a 30yrs old on the tele.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #38

    He is 21.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #39

    I could never get my head round Tomasson. I watched him in training – he looked class. I watched him in pre-season – he looked class. He started the season – he was hopeless! Then he ends up signing for Milan and was awesome.

    Think it was a case of the right player in the wrong league.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Tomasson is still a good player, even now.

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