Newcastle Fail In Michael Johnson Bid


Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester City have rejected an £8M offer from Newcastle for midfielder Michael Johnson.

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Michael Johnson staying at Eastlands

Newcastle had been interested in the 20 year-old for some time and launched a bid this morning for the England Under-21 International.

Newcastle had been hopeful of concluding a deal and it was understood that Johnson was open to the idea of moving to St James’ Park, but it looks like the City club turned down the deal.

It seems to us like Newcastle should have made Johnson going in the other direction part of the Shay Given deal, but the Eastlands club have got their man and Newcastle haven’t.

This is hardly good news for Newcastle fans.

Remember that’s what Wigan asked for when they were willing to let Ryan Taylor go to Newcastle, but only if Charles N’Zogbia went the other way.

We think we’ve been hoodwinked by Manchester – that’s what it looks like to us – unfortunately.  🙁

The club should send Dennis Wise to negotiating school, we know there’s a 3 day class in negotiating that IBM consultants all take at the company, as part of their training.

It’s a pity we didn’t send Dennis to that, and we may have ended up with Michael Johnson – a top young talent.



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329 comments so far

  • najikhin86

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    we knew..

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    ..that this is going to happen..

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #3

    ashley screws us yet again

    all of his fans find another club

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  • Toonkistan

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Whatevar

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  • Billy Bunter

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Johnson fails medical!

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  • OutClassed

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    1st?

    Think we should have used Given as bait if we REALLY wnated him…

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #7

    ..again..

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    no.. im 1st!! haha!!!

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    We’ve been played by the team that has been played by every other club they have dealt with .

    Its certainly is troubling, when you consider what the backroom team have been doing for the last 33 days!

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    billy bunter

    wheres this?

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #11

    billy bunter. f.o with youre s***, im not in the hacking mood!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Simo

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #12

    It wouls have been a mint signing but i dont really mind as we didnt really need him.

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  • Toonkistan

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #13

    ALL OF DOOM MONGERS ….ITS NOT A DISASTER..please stay calm….we’ll be fine once oba is back to play alongside carrol/ameobi/viduka/smith

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #14

    thebackroom team did nothing.. they were busy counting money they got from citeh and wigan..

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    the “In Michael Johnson Bid” should be left off of this title

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  • craigcoozy

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    chopra dun us favour then joined cardiff, gud lad!!am sick nw wasted my day .ca u imagine if given deal hadnt gone through untill today!!we cud of got johnson and more

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  • Billy Bunter

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #17

    ALL OVER SETANTA NEWS – RYAN TOON – WATCH YA MOOTH YE KNAW IM FURIOUS WITH YOU ANYWAY

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  • stevep

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #18

    disappointing to say the least – tho signing players in Jan is always tough – even tougher when you’re clubs in turmoil and at the wrong end of the league.

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  • Will

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeh billy is right, get a grip ryan toon before you shout unnecessary abuse like that

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Wonder if Ashley comes to the next game at SJP

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21

    I hate football………..

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  • Tom

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

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  • NorthernPaul

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    He failed a medical and looked gutted on Setanta. Bad news.

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  • mrtoad

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #24

    5pm: And the January window slams shut with United having added Peter Lovenkrands, Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor to their ranks.

    from official site. sadly its done. we have got nobody else. panic stations

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  • mozza

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #25

    aye thats food for thought entertainers

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  • nufc_houlty

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #26

    great i stayed off today to see if we signed anyone and we did…the person hu i already knew was coming im a bit dissapointed lyk

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  • mozza

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #27

    aye thats food for thought entertainers, am sick of me comments not being posted, just adds to my already foul mood

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  • mozza

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #28

    bollocks a knew it would post when a said that

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  • Greg P

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #29

    So we now have a squad with only two top quality players (Oba, Jonas) and some solid (Collo, Nolan, Harper, Taylor S) and thats it (and I imagine some would disagree with Taylor).
    We have a championship squad and it looks like we could be going that way… JFK is clearly on a different planet!

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30

    why dint we swap him with given in the first place if we wanted him ? they fooled us

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #31

    utter crap Mrtoad. Just been on there and it says nowt of the sort!

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #32

    billy bunter shut your noise **** or ill sort ya

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  • Wigaz

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Well on the plus side at least we got 3 good players in with Nolan Taylor & Lovenkrans. I say we play Pete up front as he has got great pace which could help us. Lets just hope Oba is back soon & we sign Ashton in the summer for our owen replacement.

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  • mozza

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #34

    same sh*t different window, pi**ing aroond panicking at the last mo like the rank amatures we are

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  • BT9MAG

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Here I’m sorry but do you GENUINELY think we didn’t try and get Johnson as part of the Given move? It’s simple common sense that we would!

    Now let’s suppose that’s true, City wouldn’t have wanted to include Johnson as a neccessity if they knew he was injured – he wouldn’t have passed a medical and they could have risked not getting a new keeper!

    It makes sense…stop being such conspiracy theorists!

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  • NorthernPaul

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #36

    It looks like thats it then.

    I do feel the squad has been improved. Only slightly though.

    Up or down?

    Tough to call, but I really am worried about the going down.

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #37

    we dint even get fox ???

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #38

    i sincerely lost all hope…..i only wish i would have the will power to stay away from NUFC for a while.

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  • rowntree1987

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #39

    AYE HES RIGHT

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  • mozza

    Feb 2, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #40

    i hope to god no one still rates greenback & co

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