Are Newcastle Interested In Derby’s Kris Commons?


The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United are trying to offload Damien Duff to bring in Derby County star Kris Commons.

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Kris Commons – Derby County winger

But we don’t believe much of this at all.

However, we’d like to believe there’s some truth in Newcastle’s interest in Derby County’s Chris Commons, since former Nottingham Forest manager Joe Kinnear took Commons to the City Ground in July 2004, and maybe Joe wants to bring the left-sided Scottish international to St. James’ Park.

But apparently Wigan manager Steve Bruce is also interested in the £3M rated Commons, and of course has money to spend after the transfers of Emile Heskey and Wilson Palacios recently.

Bruce has failed to bring in two Wigan targets in Reading’s Stephen Hunt and Cardiff’s Joe Ledley, citing crazy prices as he tries to build up squad wisely.

Commons is 25 years old, and has played for Scotland just 4 times after starting his career at Stoke City in 2000.

He played 41 times for the Potters scoring 5 goals before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2004, where Joe Kinnear was then the manager, and he played for Forest 138 times with 32 goals – a more than decent scoring record.

The Mansfield-born player was transferred to Derby County on a free transfer in 2008, and he has played there 18 times, with a couple of goals, and has looked a very decent player.

While he’s looked good in the couple of times we’ve seen him play for Derby County against Manchester United recently, we’re not sure whether the 5’6″ tall winger/striker would be good enough for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • bowburnmag

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Great player – love to see him up here. Even aside from the Man Utd corker he got. Tremendous little footballer. Industrious, clever, eye for goal. Pure speculation probably but I’d be happy with this.

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  • Kash

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    But if Zogs goes to Wigan, then Commons is free to sign for us, isn’t he? I’m more interested in getting Duff off our books, and if Commons is quick and has a decent ball, then why not!!!

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  • Kash

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Is Commons the kid that gave Man Utd a torrid time the other day?

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  • AshSays

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    just read on a portuguese website (www.record.pt) that Newcastle is no longer after Veloso as sporting is asking for 11mil euros plus a percentage from the resale of the player i.e. should newcastle sell him in the future. on other articles it is said that Veloso wants to leave sporting, and from some commentaries he is a bit of a party animal

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Get him in.

    Looks like ‘Boro have secured James Harper from Reading for £5m.

    Nolan Medical is under-way!

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  • moony0707

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    ***breaking news***

    Taylor – “We’re in relegation fight”

    he doesn’t miss a thing

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #7

    I have seen commons once and although players should not be judged on one game, even if he didnt score his wonder goal, he still gave the world champions real trouble. He seems to be a nuisance player for oppositions just gets in amongst it, keeps the ball and takes players on. Would like to see him uo here for competition for places.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    He certainly is on the ball 😉 How did we not notice that lads?

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  • moony0707

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    i think all the great players we have signed and the great run we are on has kinda thrown us off the scent lol

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #10

    AshSays

    I think that is good news. I would rather we spent 10million on a couple players, rather than the whole lot on one player.

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  • Kash

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    He’s really small as well, just like our very own Donaldson. Commons on the left and Donaldson on the right, 2 pint sized whippets!!

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Megson has confirmed Nolan’s medical and also:

    “Megson – who ruled out the possibility of signing Miguel Veloso from Sporting Lisbon – was reluctant to go into detail about Nolan’s transfer.

    ‘The situation as we speak is that the club received a bid from Newcastle which the club accepted and he’s up there having a medical at the moment,’ said Megson.”

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13

    GIVEN update:

    City, though, do look more likely to land goalkeeper Shay Given as the club await a reply from Newcastle United over a recent approach.

    “We have put in a bid for Shay but we are still waiting for an update,” Hughes added.

    SSN

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  • Tom1664

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Good news lads!

    Lawro’s got us down for a draw because”we haven’t signed many players in this window”

    4-0 the toon?

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    N’Zogbia update:

    “It is thought that Aston Villa are the club leading the chance for N’Zogbia’s signature, with Martin O’Neill known to be a keen admirer of the 22-year-old.”

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  • BenjiToon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Well, Commons (its Kris with a K by the way) has been talked about by pundits as a “talent” for a few years but hasn’t made it to the Prem yet.

    If he’s ever going to then 25 seems the right age. Question is the price. For a short fee then its worth the gamble, but not sure we should rely on him as our only LW if we ship out both Zog and Duff.

    Still like to see him give it at go at St James though. Type of player we like.

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  • Will

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #17

    10.35 Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso will not be joining Bolton, with Gary Megson admitting the deal is ‘dead in the water’.

    Maybe we have hi-jacked the deal? i can only hope

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #18

    No Will, Waste of too much cash for not an instant reward!

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    kris commons would be a fantastic signing, the sort of player man united or aston villa get, and turn out to be worth 10 to 15 million in around 4 years time. please Newcastle sign him now, i used to follow his progress as i couldnt believe how many he used to score for forest from midfield. He is excellent!!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #20

    yes please more bodies please,pronto

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  • bowburnmag

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #21

    We’re migrating our business down to Derby, spoke to some of the lads down there and they love Commons. I would wind them up about the rumours but I’m afraid in our fragile state they’re as likely to laugh about it than get wound up.

    p.s. Steven Taylor has always had great awareness……wonder if predicts a recession next.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #22

    Looks like Diouf wont be playing for the Mackems against us, they have agreed a fee of £2.8m with Blackburn

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #23

    Your forgetting we still have Lovenkrands BenjiToon 😉

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  • Will

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #24
  • Indian toon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #25

    nolan medical underway!

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  • Dingo†®

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #26

    Buzzcocks for Exec Director!!!!! Out the Cockney Mafia.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P8MeF_Kqq0I

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  • BigB75

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #27

    Sporting are in dire need of money, so they will play the game until the window closes…but i do NOT think veloso is worth that….. 8 mil tops and that being kind. This guys is a better Model ( his of the field job) then a DM.

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  • BenjiToon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    Err Indian…have you just woken up?

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  • Kash

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #29

    Jonas should be our number 1 for the LM anyway. I think we’re light on players for the RM!

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  • BenjiToon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #30

    Good shout Kash – he largely played on the left in Spain.

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  • toonarmyuk

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #31

    Megson confirms that they are out of the running for Veloso! Does that mean more of a chance he may be coming our way!?!?

    I know other posts have it on here, but Megson also officially confirmed that Nolan was undergoing the medical.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #32

    Pinch Richardson from the Mackems for RM

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #33

    Veloso bid… ONLY for a LOAN!!!!

    http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=141458

    It’s been REJECTED!

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  • toonarmyuk

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Harper

    Elbondo Colo Bassong Taylor

    Lovenkrands Veloso Barton Jonas

    Martins Owen

    When everyone’s fit! Replace Barton with Guthrie where necessary

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  • BenjiToon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #35

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12875_4873393,00.html

    How scary does this Boro kid look? Massive forehead and eyebrows that practically crawl out of the screen and strangle you! Baby Herman Munster.

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  • Indian toon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #36

    yeah been to the coll dude. just logged on!

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Mehzeb – Good! We dont want him and dont want to spend that sort of cash on 1 player.

    Talk of going back to Dondel now. in my opinion, less of a risk really.

    Any more news on Saviola loan???

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  • Dingo†®

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #38

    We need this lad in our team….
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P8MeF_Kqq0I

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    Yeh Kash, good call

    Jonas is at home on the left side. It would be better to concentrate on the right side

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  • Dingo†®

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #40

    oeps double post sorry!!!

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