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FA May Extend Loan Period Beyond 5:00 PM

12:10 pm, Monday, February 2nd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 58 Comments

There are reports coming in from Sky Sports and other sports news organizations, that the Premier League are negotiating with the FA and FIFA to extend the transfer deadline from 5:00 pm this evening.


This has probably come about because there are a number of clubs trying  to do several deals, which is difficult after a full round of Premier League matches over the weekend.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised if the cut-off time is put back a few hours , since that will help Newcastle get a number of deals completed.

Depending on what you are willing to believe we are in deals today for the following players:

  • Daniel Fox – Coventry City left back
  • Michael Johnson – Man City midfielder
  • Luis Garcia – Atletico Madrid winger
  • Miguel Veloso – Sporting Lisbon midfielder
  • Darren Bent – Tottenham striker
  • Albin Ebondo – Toulouse right-back

And there are even more players we are are said to be interested in, but the above seem the most likely to be true.

We will keep you posted if there is any change in the 5:00 pm deadline.

Tags: Newcastle News

58 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GEORDIE69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Just means more hours to be glued to the tv and internet!

  • 2 Warrick Hunt // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Michael Johnson’s not coming – SSN

  • 3 Toon_Sydney // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    johnson- outta race
    veloso- too expensive
    bent- dont thnk he’ll come

    Rest look good

  • 4 Zangwill_Ho // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM


  • 5 Toon_Sydney // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    England Under-21 international Ryan Taylor has joined Newcastle in an extraordinary deal which sees Charles N’Zogbia move to Wigan Athletic, and the St James’ Park club pocket £6million.

    daily mail

  • 6 ObaFan2 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    31 days not enough for clubs to buy and sell their players?

    A little preperation and we’d have had all our deals done by now… why wait for the last day/hours it’s a joke!

  • 7 J // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Warrick Hunt – and… WE said Given was going no where. Its what clubs do to get more money.

  • 8 THE MAGPIE // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Presumably this idea came from SSN to up their viewing figures tonight-perhaps we should just extend the deadline to July1st when it opens again.

  • 9 Warrick Hunt // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Thats very true J, but on deadline day? Thats nromally something teams do at the start of the window.

  • 10 TrinidadToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    If Johnson was as ‘keen’ to come as was being rumoured then why doesnt he slap in atransfer request just as city had Shay Given do to us?

    I dont think he was ever available as surely we would have been in discussions baout this whilst talking to city over given. why wait til 6hrs before end of window to bid for a player we could have been talking to city about last week.

    Makes no sense to me- smacks of NUFC paying lip service to signing players and then shrug once window closes and say ‘we tried’!

  • 11 TrinidadToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Setanta Transfer Clockwatch thingy

    Miguel Veloso has not trained with Sporting ahead of their Carlsberg Cup clash with Porto. He is not injured so does that mean he’s heading to England? The Bolton move is dead but he has other admirers, including Newcastle..

    Cant see us getting him but maybe Sporting are being coy and leaving him in shop window on off chance of big last minute bid from somewhere?

  • 12 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    I wish Wigan would confirm the Insomnia has switch sports and is now playing rugby league!

  • 13 TheToonKing // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    We should have trades and salary caps like in the NBA, it would be much more interesting.

    And drafts too, so bad teams would get the best youngsters…it would be much more fun.

  • 14 greatnavi // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Well guyz be realistic.
    Ryan taylor
    and Saviola

    other are out of our reach

  • 15 THE MAGPIE // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    The Johnson deal certainly makes no sense just make sure we get a LB in.

  • 16 craigcoozy // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    where does say bout johnson

  • 17 bowburnmag // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Funnily I think Wigan will imagine they’ve got one over on us and conversely we think we’ve shafted them over the same deal.

  • 18 greatnavi // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Better get Stephene Mbia then johnson

  • 19 TheToonKing // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    I heard Wigan payed 6 M + Taylor for Zog…..if that is the case it’s brilliant business.

  • 20 craigcoozy // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    sky sports arnt saying out about johnson not commin!!!is this made up

  • 21 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Why did it take us 29 days to sign 2 players, now all of a sudden we are trying to get up to 4 players in with just under 5 hours left.

    Its like being back at school and getting home work for the school holidays. I never touched it until the Sunday before returning.

    I was a lazy bar steward and i guess the blokes running our club are too.

  • 22 greatnavi // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    A ny news on M’Bia??

  • 23 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM


    The news man outside citys ground said the club have rebuffed an NUFC approach for Johnson.

  • 24 havanaclue // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    veloso def stayin in lisbon according to agent on ssn

  • 25 craigcoozy // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    he prob knows as much as david craig mam lol

  • 26 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    I havent done a thing at work today. Constantly refreshing skysports website and trawling newsnow.

  • 27 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    I never held much hope on that one.

    Not sure whether i would have blown 10 million plus on him.

  • 28 greatnavi // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Well its luks like we all are supporting a Fools club.had they really wanted johnson he could have been part of the Given deal.
    Why so late?
    I smell something is wrong.

  • 29 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    veloso staying according to ssn.

  • 30 alextoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM


    Ian Harte (just been released from his contract) – free, not tfor the first team but would add depth

    Ryan Taylor



  • 31 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    hahaha what a f****** joke, Veloso staying at Sporting and Johnson staying at City. Good old NUFC not able to see through a transfer. Clock is ticking not enough time.

  • 32 cjcox88 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Johnson isnt coming neither is veloso, looks like we are gna have to pull something out the bag here! maybe m’bia, maybe donadel who knows

  • 33 Chizzy_Toon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Where is Wise??
    Wasnt he sent to France to sort out the Ebondo deal? i maybe putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5, but what if he jumped on a plane down to Portugal to tie up the signing of Veloso, after agreeing the signing ot Ebondo…..

    Sounds plausable, but may my over active imagination. 🙂

  • 34 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    wtf, veloso staying at lisbon, great who next??? lol

  • 35 goochy23 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    johnsons an overated englishman anyway, injury prone and attitude problem.

    you can get a foregnier for half the amount with more dedication amd professionalism

  • 36 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    nzogbia undergoing medical at wigan

  • 37 craigcoozy // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    david craig says we can get private flights in!!get in , charles in havin medical as we speak!

  • 38 Chizzy_Toon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Zoggy having a medical at Wigan.

  • 39 GazzaToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    stop moaning velso was never coming to us anyway

  • 40 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    It will be a very disappointing window if all we gain is Taylor and Nolan having lost vShay , Zog and Owen to in jury. Arshavin, Saviola, Quaresma, Keane , Panucci all getting linked with other clubs and the best we have had is an offer for johnson rebuffed. Its going to be a long 5 hours.

  • 41 beyethegreat // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    keep faith lads at least we are getting taylor and zoggy is going then we can see what tripe he will come out with about our club

  • 42 geordie jock // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    You could extend the deadline till doomsday there still wont be any major signings, suckers

  • 43 beyethegreat // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    and tom toon says he isnt that good anyway

  • 44 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    It looks like Taylor and Nolan are going to be the only ones through the door. Left it to late.

  • 45 GEORDIE69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Our centre midfielder search goes on.

    Johnson = No
    Veloso = No
    M’Bia = ?
    Donadel = ?

    Our defense Rumour goes on.

    Fox = ?
    Ebondo = ?
    Hyppia = ?

    Our attackers rumour goes on.

    Bent = ?
    Keane = ?
    Gomis = ?

    Lets not build our hopes up to much. Live the dream instead!

  • 46 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Keane medical at white hart lane. Thats 3 ex players returning in one window. I hear ginola can still do a job.

  • 47 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    donadel seems the most likely one

  • 48 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    tottenham in for quaresma! why dont we get him

  • 49 beyethegreat // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    ryan toon


    some 1 said that quaresma’s problem is he isnt very good at big clubs

    though that person was souness and gullit agreed

  • 50 GEORDIE69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    I reckon our 4 players in will include Nolan and Lovenkrands and include Taylor and Fox. How depressing!

  • 51 NUFC FAN // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: michael johnson does not look like coming to newcastle as manchester city have told them hes inaspensable to the club and has great future at the club, also claiming that they have come to late to take him away.

  • 52 alextoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    What’s going on with Stephen Appiah? He was on trial at Spurs…we should be in for him

    We should be trying to add to Nolan and Taylor

    Ian Harte is available for nothing, not a world beater obviously but would act as cover at LB and CB and has stacks of experience.

    Stephen Appiah again available for nothing..

    Saviola available to loan

    Marlon Harewood 2m

    Nolan, Taylor, Harewood, Harte, Appiah, Saviola and Lovenkrands

    not bad for only 7m quid when you consider we just got about 6 each for Zog and Given.

    if we sign appiah and Harte on the same kind of deal Lovendkrands is on we will still about 5m left to save for the summer window. Then we can get shot of the all the dead dead wood.

  • 53 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Forgot about Lovenkrands. Says it all.

  • 54 scoundreldays // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    gomis is reported as being mooted in tonights chronicle!

  • 55 shaunnufc // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    alextoon, u getting ready for the championship

  • 56 chuck // Feb 2, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Extend it !
    They should f***ng eliminate it.
    Causes more problems than it was supposedly introduced to eliminate.
    There are some wonderfully bright minds in the FA. & UEFA.

  • 57 chuck // Feb 2, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    As far as who`s who !
    We were linked with people like,
    Veloso, Appiah, Sissoko, Mbia and others.
    Who do we end up with, Nolan, a decent buy.
    The great Dane that no body else wants and a no name scouse (taylor) looking at another defender from Coventry (Fox)
    I am underwhelmed.
    Who did we get rid of, only one of the top goalies in the league and one of our best winger/ inside left young players(thanks Joe) yeah Given wanted away but can anyone blame him.
    Looks like we are going down with the mackems.
    How did it all come about ?

  • 58 Tom_Toon // Feb 2, 2009 at 7:02 PM


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