Kinnear Now Has £18M Burning A Hole In His Pocket


The news today that Manchester City will sign Shay Given for £8M, will give Newcastle some much needed cash to further strengthen their squad before tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm, so let’s hope we don’t blow this opportunity.

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Ryan Taylor – already on his way for £1.5M – £2M

And there is every likelihood that Charles N’Zogbia will move to Wigan for £6M, maybe not his best choice of club, but there’s no room for him back at Newcastle, so we think he’ll sign today.

That will be £14M the club have brought into the coffers, and for the 3 players we’ve tied up so far we have paid just £6M, at most.

Peter Lovenkrands – free
Kevin Nolan £4M
Ryan Taylor £2M

So hopefully there are other players we could bring in.

If we now spend another £8M in January it will have cost Ashley nothing in transfer fees in January. If we also spend the £10M he allocated to Joe, then we have £18M to spend – with 29 hours left in the transfer window.

We’d like to see at least one new defender brought in, and those could possibly be 22 year-old left back Daniel Fox of Coventry, Kyle Naughton, the 20 year-old Sheffield United full-back, Nedum Onuoha of Man City, or even Lucas Neill of West Ham for just £2M.

Lucas can play anywhere along the back four, and has so much experience we could use in the relegation fight.

As far as midfielders go, there is Giles Barnes of Derby County, who is fit again and said to be moving to Fulham on loan, Michael Johnson from Man City, Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, or even Miguel Veloso from Sporting Lisbon.

And we could try to get a striker in too, say Saviola on loan from Real Madrid, or even Kris Commons, Derby County’s exciting forward.

We’ll not go through all the players available here,  suffice to say there are many that we could potentially bring in, and we would expect Dennis Wise to be off trying to do the deals, and not be at the game today.

He probably wasn’t going to make the trip up from London in any case, but we don’t want to see him there today – he should be working the deals.   😀

It will also be disappointing if we have been unable to get any players to go in the opposite direction from Manchester City.

But Newcastle now have an excellent chance of getting 3 more good players in and helping to ensure we’ll still be in the Premier League next season – don’t blow it.

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51 comments so far

  • mozza

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #1

    please tell me that people dont actually think the money will be spent on players, have we learned nowt, 1 player in tops, the kid from wigan and i wish him well, but he’ll be the only one in, then wwe’ll here a load of pish from JFK about fatty being hard up, dont even wana here it

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  • magforlife

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #2

    18m to spend in two days, it will never happen, too late im afraid but please prove me wrong Joe.

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #3

    ED

    I like this thread lol, yes i remember Ashley releasing 10 million before we brought in Nolan and there are the sales of other players like Given and N’zogbia, here’s to hoping we see a few good players but as far as Veloso is concerned it may take up to much money available to JK.

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #4

    KEEP THE FAITH a nice 2-0 win today against the mackums and then a few quality signings through the door.

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  • AussieToon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    whats the bet we wont get anyone else in?

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  • stevep

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    lets get robbie keane in – he’s been dropped from the Liverpool squad today

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  • mozza

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #7

    reet am of for me dinner, come on the lads

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  • stevep

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #8

    right – I’m off to the pub for a few before the game.

    Everyone – SUPPORT yourt team today, it’s your duty!!!!

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #9

    18 mill- i hope we spend 10 (cant see us gettin veloso + ashley spendin more then that)

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  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #10

    just get veloso tied up first plzzz, and how sad am i, i av jst come bak off hols but am stayin off skool the morra coz wana c wot happens in transfers, a reckon veloso wil b avin medical the morra mornin, and then ryt at the death we wil get fox or shorey 😀

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed Harrison

    This 10million allocated to JK stuff is nonsense. WHat is with the selected hearing. JK said he had 10million to spend once, but stated he needed to sell in order to buy around three or four times. What is more likely?…

    What we have left to spend is around 8million and we will probably bring in two players with that money.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Defensive midfielder, Leftback and centre back then we will be fine

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, just so you know, Barnes has already gone to Fulham, and supposedly they have the option to buy him at the end of the season. Shame really, I wouldn’t have minded getting him in.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Is M’Bia definitely out of the question?

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  • Brettoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone watching the tennis? Awesome game.

    What a day of sports! Soon NUFC will kill the scum, great game between Chelsea and Liverpool, and the Superbowl Sunday!!

    And later today NUFc will HOPEFULLY have signed more players..

    Come on the Toon

    3-1 NUFC

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  • Darling27

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #16

    We’ll get held to ransom now everyone knows we have money to spend!!! A left back must be top priority.

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  • Darling27

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree Toon1978 i reckon we’ll win 2-0.

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  • Doocey

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    I wonder how much Veloso would cost….

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  • GEORDIE69

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    A few people have said that Given has failed his medical now!

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  • Doocey

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Where Gerodie?

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  • Bill F

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Lucas Neil is rubbish, wouldn’t have him on a free. Commons is a good shout though. Bit of a young Bellamy but with better attitude.

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    We won’t get anybody else…get used to it.

    We have no money…the club and Ashley is “poor”.

    Kinnear said Mike is writing a check every week to pay for wages with his own money.

    We will get Ryan Taylor and the profit will be pocketed by the club and Mike.

    Get used to it.

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  • GEORDIE69

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Im in toon thats the spreading rumour! Not sure if its a made up one or not though!

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  • square

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #24

    18 mill buy shite.

    top 4 are miles away because they’ve gone past the 20 mill mark time and time again.

    we’ve got owen at 17 mill for the past how many years?

    there has never been progress ever since then all backwards.

    even the transfer of youngsters are nowhere near the standards others are paying for their youngsters.

    it’s no surprise we are in deep shite year on year.

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  • Doocey

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    It would be hilarious if he did.

    To Shay : Thank for being such a loyal servant and best of luck at your new club 🙂 (Should the move go through )

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #26

    We need to target players which is not under man city’s transfer radar….

    go for championship players…..

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    square, shite like bassong for 2m?
    Excellent signings like owen?
    Lets be honest we need to climb the table and 18m is plenty to do that, and stops us wasting money like we used to.

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  • geordie jock

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    £18m in ASHLEYS pocket

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  • Johno Toon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Wouldnt it be mad if ashley appered with a wow signing in the directors box today, RUMOR going around dublin is robbie keane is alleledgly heading up to newcastle to sign, Ill be honest i dont belive it but it but its wat i have heard, but i cant distance myself enough from that rumor,

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #31

    15million for Veloso is bad business.

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  • Brettoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #32

    whats this chat about Given failing a medical??? Gotta be rubbish

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m sorry but this Given deal has got James Milner written all over it.

    I fear for the worst regarding transfers, hope i’m wrong.

    Can i say it again :
    8 million a DAMN DISGRACE !

    Well done Citeh, if true you have made us look even bigger mugs, didnt think it was possible, but there you have it!

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  • BigB75

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #34

    JT…we can all dream!!!!

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ve never seen Veloso play, but I’m of the mind we should bring in two or three players for that kind of money.

    What was the snag over M’Bia? Wasn’t that deal in the neighborhood of 5 or 6 million?

    Is he similar to Veloso?

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  • Doocey

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36

    £15m , let Bolton have him.

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  • BigB75

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Guys…Veloso is not worth 10 mil never mind 15mil….. agree Doocey let bolton have him…the EPL speed will make him look slow.

    .Fans should own the club i agree with you… bring in 2 very good players with that money.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Does M’Bia fit the bill? I’ve never seen him either. Why did that deal collapse?

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  • irishtoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #39

    This blog should be shut down and left to hang by true Toon fans.

    Such a load of drivel I’ve never read, e.g. Giles Barnes signed for Fulham yesterday! Do your homework and stop acting like a 3 year old playing championship manager. Ashley will not spend a single penny until this club is sold, which is years off.

    As for Given, I hope he breaks both his legs. he may be tired of the goings on at the club, try being a fan Shay and not being paid 60K a week to do it. You’re a mercenary and thats all, you’ll never win a thing at Citeh either, you money grabbing little sh*te. Hope the arabs walk out and you’ll be rotting in the reserves when they sign a real top goalie.

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  • Doocey

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Appiah should be challenged for and we shoudl go for Omar Espraza of Villareal, very versatile player,young, just what we need.

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