Geremi Seems To Know Nothing Of Besitkas Deal


There has been lots of news recently about Geremi moving to Besitkas, and that the Greek side have bid £1.8M for the player, and Joe Kinnear even said last week the player was thinking it over with his wife.

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Geremi – only knows what he reads – just like the rest of us

But it seems that Geremi has been told nothing by the club, about the possible deal, from what the player has told the Shields Gazette today.

If Joe Kinnear can use any money he gets in the transfer market, and the Besitkas bid is acceptable to the club, then how come Geremi has been told nothing formally by the club, and why isn’t Joe trying to push the deal through so he another almost £2M to spend in January?

It seems that Geremi has been told nothing by the club, and it just doesn’t seem to add up.  We know the Board has never talked to the players about Keegan leaving, and all the strife that went on in September, October and November, when the players were apparently told no more than the fans, which was nothing.

This hardly reflects well on the way the club is being managed above Kinnear – and what exactly the players know about what is going on.

Remember that Dennis Wise has the responsibility for bringing in the players Joe wants, and for selling the players Joe doesn’t want.

Geremi told The Shields Gazette today:

“I only know what I read in the newspapers and what I hear from my friends, who have been calling me asking what is happening,”

“I have been linked with a few clubs, but I would say my future is here. Newcastle have not told me I am not wanted, and I do not know if they are trying to sell me.”

“What I know is that I want to play for Newcastle. I said when I signed (in 2007) that I wanted to complete my three years. When you are in football you know what you want.”

“I have no intention to move – I love the Premier League – but you can never say never. If the club say they don’t want me, then I would have to think about my future.”

Are we starting to be too picky in our frustrations?  Or would you have expected Geremi to know more about the Besitkas deal than he seems to?

Unless of course the deal is just more made up nonsense in the local gossip papers – and of course we know that is always possible.

Well – hopefully all this will sort itself, but we have just 2 weeks left to get players in – and out.

Note that we have absolutely nothing to show for the first 19 days of the transfer window up to now, and yes, we’re sorry to have to keep saying that.

Comments welcome.



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552 comments so far

  • BT9MAG

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t want to be nit-picky, but you’ve got a bit of a typo in the title ED…KnoW

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    never mind, already sorted it!

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #3

    What a laughing stock our club is I’ve lived doodnsooth for the past 28 years & this is all very hard to take I constantly get the p*ss taken out of me when I go out for a drink or to watch a local game of football

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Besiktas are Turkish Ed

    Sell Geremi and buy anotyher African CM, we could get 24 year ld Wissem Ben Yahia for the price we got for Geremi, what a deal that would be!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Spin-Yawn-Stretch-Yawn-Ahhhhhhhh that’s better.

    No good news again and like Ed said 19 days into the transfer window….scary stuff.

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  • Tom

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #6

    You have no future here Geremi, on you go now.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #7

    geremi makes me feel sick, he is a horrible player as is enrique

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  • andyglostoon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Barton for captain!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    jonas for captain

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #10

    besiktas are in greece ? whats happening to the world ?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Beye for captain!

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Been a bit quick this time, Ed?! 😉

    Geremi is better than Butt, if I have to choose I’d rather keep Geremi as he is capable of providing some nice passes.

    We desperately need some new players now, I’m checking newsnow several times a day hoping that we’ve signed somebody…

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  • Doocey

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Always negative. Sign a couple of players soon thank you. I am getting very concerned of the future of Kinnear

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #14

    enrique for captain !

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  • tino97

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    19 days and counting. Nobody in or out!

    Geremi is our last person to score a free kick! No one else comes close. Some teams can play crap for most the game and if they have a good free kick taker they can win it. We have done that in the past, with some Robert’s free kicks.

    Still not good reason to keep him, just thought I would mention it, as our delivery from set pieces is shocking.

    Can’t make my mind up about Geremi though!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #16

    toonoholic, dont push it LOL

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  • Chizzy_Toon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #17

    This doesnt suprise me at all, Joke In’here was saying the other day that Geremi was in talks with the club, so it had to be the opposite. 🙂

    I find it so hard to trust anything that comes out of the guys mouth.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #18

    with some of the fans on here, we deserve to be relegated, joe has done alot for the club but people constantly sl** him off, it hacks me off

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  • Rem

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Besiktas are a Turkish team, same mistake yesterday.

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  • Rem

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashley for captain!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #21

    id have jonas captain and beye vice

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #22

    anyone going to eastlands? im debating whether to go or not????

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  • Chizzy_Toon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Id have Barton for captain, and Jonas as vice. Can also see Bassong as a future captain if he carries on the good form

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  • Alex

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    it just gets worse
    How could he not have been told , Or could it be he was expecting the same sort of wages at besiktas as he gets here . When they offer less he then tells everyone that he knows nothing and wants to stay on Tyne-side . Lets face it Ashley would want the deal to go through , Geeremi is one of the big earners at the club .

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    geremi wont leave because besiktas are poor and cant afford even half of his wage

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Geremi’s advisors are asking the club if they will allow him to leave on a Free transfer that way Besiktas can give him the deal he’s looking for and Newcastle will get his 60k wages of the wage bill

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #27

    davey is back,

    what have you heard?

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  • stu

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #28

    any news on mbia or other signings david?

    although i really just believe your have the same info as everyone else on here the speculation is amusing. no offence meant

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  • tino97

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Whats happening with trial match tomorrow? Who are we playing? Who is playing? Isn’t Joey making an appearance? Is it at the training ground?

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #30

    you should be called craig david, same old f****** tune LOL

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #31

    david craig, must think hes god coming on here, everyone wants to listen to hes cra*

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    To be honest Geremi hasn’t impressed me at Newcastle and I wouldn’t be sorry to see him go if he was replaced with somebody decent.

    Trouble is, if he goes and he’s replaced with nobody we’ll have even more of a squad depth problem.

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33

    tino97

    Game is being played at St James.

    Given to Man City soon, Geremi’s advisors asking the club to allow him to leave on a free.

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  • Rem

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #34

    RyanToon –

    They cant be that poor, they are investing about 80 mill into a stadium improvements. And do pay quite high wages to a few players

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #35

    ryan going to east lands is like a little 5 yr old girl with a barbie doll being confronted by a dozen of bikers with clubs and chains.

    in one word , not a good idea mate .

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #36

    given to man city has to happen in 18hrs for davey to be right, tick tock,tick tock

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  • Rem

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #37

    BESIKTA ARENT GREEK

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #38

    toonohlic, ive already been ther this season, its not a rough place

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #39

    ryan i was talking about the match

    kaka vs our midfielders

    game over. kaka wins

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #40

    i went because my dads a city fan, they beat hull 5-1

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