Magpies Transfer News Update Tuesday – Hopefully


The Newcastle squad now has an 11-day break before their next fixture at Eastlands, and the very good news is that will give our players some much needed time to get over their assorted injuries.

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Jonas Gutierrez – time to fully recover from hamstring injury

We are also hoping, of course, that the squad to face Manchester City will be strengthened by some signings in the next week.

Joe Kinnear is hoping, like the Newcastle fans, that we are able to bolster the ranks by the time the Man City game next Wednesday comes along, with hopefully several of Newcastle’s injury casualties getting that much closer to a return, plus potential new signings.

Joe said today:

“I would prefer to have a game as soon as possible but the break does give us a chance to get a few players back,”

“There are about six players missing who could be involved in the first team and a few others are carrying knocks but are still playing through the pain barrier.”

“If we can get a some players back in the next couple of weeks that would be a massive boost.”

“It also gives other lads a chance to recover from niggling problems they are carrying.”

“Joey Barton returned against Blackburn and he could be a big player for us.”

“We’re still looking to bring new players in of course and hopefully by the end of the month the picture will be looking a lot healthier.”

We’ll all be waiting for new signings, and of course tomorrow is the trial game where a number of potential new players will be participating in that game, including some youngsters too.

We hope to hear at least something following that game, because it’s now just two weeks before this transfer window closes, and we do not want to leave things until the last day again, because the transfers may not come through.

That would be deja vu – all over again – and a complete and utter disaster if that is allowed to happen again.

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Day 19 – No Signings …surprised (i think not)

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #2

    We have been waiting for transfer news since Jan 1st and it still hasn’t came. I have learned not to be expectant of anything other that more bad news under the tenure of Mike Ashley.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #3

    48 hrs,24 hrs,Ferguson,lucas neil etc etc,hang my hat on him,blah,blah,blah,this player,that player,blah blah blah.

    Spin,YAWN,Stretch,Ahhhhhhhh that’s better ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    Can’t believe its Jan 19th and no senior signings…..
    MADNESS.

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  • Bmore

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Nothing will happen until the last day

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Better not to expect any signings, no disapointments but maybee a sweet surprise if it should happen..

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Bullsh1t!!!!

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Given to Man City in next 24 hours

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    D1ck!

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  • Will I am

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #9

    FK mike.

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  • Will I am

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #10

    FK mike we have only 12 days left.

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  • Fog-on-the-Tyne

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Joe Kinnear = Puppet on a string!!

    This is ridiculous some of the comments I’ve been reading over various threads. Do people not understand, if we continue to sell players we will have nothing that even resembles a squad. Any money that we receive goes one-way to Ashley’s bank account.

    Since Ashley’s arrival…..
    A) How many players have been sold?
    B) How many players have we purchased?

    Let’s be honest all, Ashley will put club into Administration and then buy back debt at reduced rate as did Ken bate at Leeds! He nothing more then a charlatan in my humble opinion. Look no further then the alleged claims last year from that casino employee who claimed Derek Lamb chops regularly had individuals assaulted and intimidated for bad debt! Do we really want people like him here running our club? I DON’T!

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  • Will I am

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #12

    David Craig // Jan 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Given to Man City in next 24 hours

    David do u have any links to that.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Nufc chant – ‘were sh*t and we no it*

    i expect this chant to last for a while (unfortunatly)

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  • rowntree1987

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #14

    david craig wats the crack with the gos

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #15

    david craig, how much for? is there any swaps wiht there players?

    also jk said hess looking for free transfers……. why not go for APPIAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #16

    i dont get the title of this article……….why not an update today as opposed to tomorrow?? or has joe said there will be an update tomorrow??

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #17

    man city close to signing de jong from hamburg, damn im jealous lol

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #18

    david craig = sh*t talker and if he gets it right then its a fluke

    wat happend to Argentinan LB, Riise, good attacking midfielder?ur full of it and last years Big Willie

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Eye Of The Storm
    By Luke Edwards on Jan 19, 09 11:58 AM
    I kept my head down last week and waited to see if Newcastle United were capable of riding out the storm. Instead, like doomed sailors caught in the Perfect Storm, they have sailed right into the eye of the tempest.

    The wind of protest are howling again and the waves of discontent are once more threatening to smash the club into smithereens. These are troubled times for a most troubled football club.

    Quite why there have still been no new signings made by the Magpies is a mystery, but it is hardly one which would keep a super sleuth like Sherlock Holmes perplexed for long – let alone me!

    It’s quite simply really, the club is in a complete and utter mess. Newcastle are in dire straits, they are stumbling around in the brown smelly stuff which drops out of a dog’s backside. Oh look come on they’re firmly and squarely in the sh…… (language moderation needed due to family nature of Journal Live website!)

    There is no transfer strategy, there is no long term planning, there is no communication or clarification from owner Mike Ashley or managing director Derek Llambias and, more importantly, there is very little money to spend and little idea how they should spend it.

    Newcastle have known since September 1st that they would have to strengthen the first team squad this month and rectify the horrendous mistakes which led to Kevin Keegan’s departure, but they still appear to have been caught with their pants down when the transfer window opened.

    Instead of considering the impact a batch of new signings will make, Newcastle fans have instead spent most of the New Year worrying about who wants to leave. What a sad, sorry state of affairs.

    The latest disgruntled employee – other than an increasingly irritable Joe Kinnear – is Steve Harper. Now Harps is always pretty frustrated because he’s constantly having to play second fiddle to Shay Given, but this is different.

    Offered a new contract in December, Harper still hasn’t signed it and could well be on his way to Tottenham. Spurs have made an enquiry and, from what I’m told, Steve wants to go.

    With Given also publicly revealing his unhappiness with the way the club is being run and the direction it’s heading, Newcastle could go from the Premier League team with the best pair of goalkeepers to one which is forced to play Tim Krul as they look to avoid the disaster of relegation! Perish the thought. Tim isn’t a bad goalkeeper, but he isn’t anywhere near the same standard as either of these two.

    No, Mike, this isn’t what we thought you meant when you said “let’s drive this club forward together in 2009.” You have paid us some lip service with your New Year’s address in the match day programme, but please tell me, I’m dying to know, precisely what else have you done? Troubled waters but not a bridge in sight.

    I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face, actions speak louder than words and you have done nothing to win back the respect or acceptance of those whose club you own.

    You may not be in charge of the day-to-day running of the club, but you appointed the people who do and, as far as I can tell, they failed you in the summer and they are failing you now. With no new signings made and with constant confusion surrounding intended targets, that, I’m afraid, makes you a failure as well.

    As for Kinnear, he grows weary. He tries to be positive about the support he is receiving behind the scenes, but he is a manager with a small injury-ravaged squad who must feel like he is banging his head against a brick wall in terms of trying to secure the financial backing he needs to strengthen the squad. No wonder he keeps contradicting himself!

    The cracks in the relationship are starting to appear and it appears to be only a matter of time before everything comes crashing down on top of him.

    It’s all very good blaming everyone else for a 3-0 defeat at Blackburn, but at the end of the day (to use a well worn football cliche) he is the man in charge of a team which has won just two of its last 13 games! The buck always stops at the top.

    There are two weeks left of the transfer window, two weeks when Newcastle will not be distracted by the FA Cup, two weeks to resist the departure of any players and two weeks to bring in the left-back, right-back and creative midfielder they have needed since the end of last season. It’s time to get things right or face the consequences.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #20

    did spurs not sign appiah in the end??

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  • Fog-on-the-Tyne

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #21

    David Craig – bollocks matey!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #22

    fostino

    no mate not yet

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #23

    RyanToon

    Fee is close to 14m for Given, Harper could also leave which I find astonishing.

    The club see Keiron Westwood of Coventry as a replacement, I’ve also been told that they have also enquired about Paddy Kenny of Sheffield United and have spoken to his agent Lee Payne.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Trying…not…….to….judge….Kinnear…..until…..end of…..trans…fer……….window……

    AH STUFF IT

    BUY SOME PLAYERS NOW JOE. F^&KING NOW!!! I’M SICK OF ALL THE PROMISES AND ‘NEXT 48 HOURS’ TALK!

    AND WHY DO YOU INSIST TELLING EVERYONE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU’VE GOT TO SPEND!? OBVIOUSLY IF THEY KNOW YOU’VE GOT £10M TO SPEND THEY’RE GOING TO ASK FOR THE FULL AMOUNT – YOU BLOODY GOON

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  • NE3 NICK

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #25

    As my dad asked yesterday, “What did we ever do to deserve Ashley???”

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #26

    this luke edwards article is a fantastic read and sum’s up most of my thoughts too

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  • neil

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    David Craig your information on NUFC transfers is about as reliable as Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling telling us they’re going to rescue the economy. You just come on here and make random comments and back them up with nothing!! Nothing you have said has came true.
    Off subject slightly – After this weekend is anyone else just feeling this year may be the year we kiss goodbye to the Premier League? I know some people wont agree with me but I have decided not to attend any more games until something drastic is done at the club.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #28

    does anyone actual think joe wasnt offered a contract??

    im beginning to think he wasn’t, and that he’s only saying this to potray stability so that players might start thinking they have to play for their future for the rest of the season

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #29

    kieron westwood and paddy kenny, thats been in the papers for ages, you dont need to be a genius to work that out lol

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  • Kash

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #30

    @ David Craig – I actually read the stuff about Westwood and Kenny as well!!!

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  • walker

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #31

    i know what you mean neil my weekends are ruined and my insides burn with anger every week. im sick of it!

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  • David Craig

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Joe Kinnear has not been offered a contract FACT.

    Joe Kinnear has not been given 10m to spend on players FACT.

    Any new signings will be financed by players leaving FACT.

    The club is intent on moving on high earners in this transfer window and are inviting offers for the likes of Barton, Smith, Geremi, Cacapa, Given FACT

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #34

    BREAKING NEWS
    Newcastle have arranged a full-scale practice match against League one club Carlisle United at the club’s Benton HQ tomorrow.

    Kinnear will look at Hungary Under-19 international striker Andras Gosztonyi, of MTK Budapest, and two Norwegian youngsters, Per Egil Flo and Even Hovland, both Sogndal IL.

    Flo, a left-back, is a relative of executive director (football) Dennis Wise’s former Chelsea team-mate Tore Andre Flo, while Hovland is a centre-half.

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  • walker

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #36

    david craig doing a raffa

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #37

    re walker

    there’s still alot of games to play and we do have faces to come back and 10 million to spend with hopefully a few loan signings, so im still optimistic

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #38

    David Craig Bul5hitter-FACT

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  • TokyoPoliceDanny

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #39

    HJK’s promising full back Jukka Raitala will be training with Newcastle United’s first team for a one week. After that Newcastle decide are they going to offer a contract for Raitala.

    Link above…

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #40

    david craig talks out of his behind FACT

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