Newcastle Interest In Spurs’ Tom Huddlestone


There were lots of reports yesterday indicating that Newcastle United were interested in Spurs 22 year-old midfielder Tom Huddlestone, who is an England Under-21 International, and is also more than useful in central defense.

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Tom Huddlestone – Newcastle seem interested

Former Spurs coach and Newcastle assistant manager Chris Hughton has already recommended Tom to Joe Kinnear, and it looks like Newcastle tried to sign the former Derby star in January on loan, though the end of the season.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp rejected Newcastle’s approach, probably becasue he still has his own relegation worries, but Newcastle may well be back again in the summer for Huddlestone, as long as the club can stay in the Premier League.

The news is that Kevin Nolan was signed after Spurs rejected Newcastle’s approach, so that probably all happened following our 2-1 defeat at Man City, when we lost Joey Barton to injury again.

Huddlestone is a good player, but doesn’t seem to have much pace, but he combats that with his considerable skill on the ball.  And of course he is more than decent  in central defense too, and that is another plus for the youngster, from Newcastle’s viewpoint.

Tom is not happy that he spends so much time on the bench at Spurs, and he will likely want to move on in the summer, but there will be a number of clubs interested in the talented youngster.

Hughton of course worked with Huddlestone at Tottenham during Martin Jol’s management reign there from 2004 until 2007, and Chris believes Tom is an excellent player and could do a job at Newcastle.

But we wouldn’t mind one little bit if Newcastle end up signing Huddlestone, since he’s without doubt a good young player and could do very well on Tyneside.

Tom played 88 times for Derby County before signing for Spurs for £3M  in 2005, and has so far played about 70 times for the London side with 4 goals.

He has played 30 times with 4 goals for the England Under-21 side, and will likely partner captain Steven Taylor in the upcoming Under-21 European Championships this summer in Sweden.

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115 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Since we are playing long ball. He might be quite handy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Ezcr8ba74

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Think he is bound for Aston Vile.
    Harry will be having a big clear out thats if the spuds don’t clear him out first.

    Don’t rate Harry at all proper Judas as well.

    I laugh at spurs me..the money they have spent on total 5hite is great amusement and just adds to the novelty value of bennytoon…Marvelous : )

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Sweet finish by Bale : ) Haha

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    SJT – Youd think all the money the spent on players would bear some fruit. Take England International (laughs) Bentley. How did he miss that penalty against Manure?

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  • cosmicMini95

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Butt, Nolan, Barton, Guthrie, Smith, Geremi.

    Even if a couple of those leave in the Summer surely he is going to do just as much bench warming here?..

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  • mcvicar

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    find it hard to even think about players coming in while were in this mess its like tempting fate are something the lad might be a good player for us if we stop in the league but we have to do that before we make plans

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I am sure Jenas has already explained the pitfalls of joining such a novelty club and i doubt tom would fancy the fizzy pop league anyway.

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Babytool

    There is evry chance your pathetic outfit will be joining us in that league.

    You are so cock sure of yourself that spurs will stay up.

    Dont count your chickens little man 😉

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #9

    ronaldeano- You do make me chuckle. Your going down with the baggies and boro. Surely even you are not stupid enough to think we are still involved. Come and talk to me after your next 3 games and we will see how confident youy are.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Benny = Boring = Yawn

    Spurs are pap BennyBoy a expensive pile of steaming

    cow platter.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Jenas yup another great spurs signing fitted in well will all the other expensive flops.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon Graeme – I just can’t understand spurs..the cash they have spent for what a carling cup : )
    I wouldn’t bother TBH.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #13

    sirjasontoon- haha. Its called ambition. So you wouldnt like to see newcastle win the carling cup? dont make me laugh. And you would love jenas back at newcastle. I guess your going to tell me he wouldnt get in your midfield.haha. What a clown you are who knows nowt about football.hahahaha…ha

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  • sahota

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Benny gives this blog a different touch 🙂 I think ed should pay him little bit for this. Benny makes each post interesting. But still for me hard to imagine , a spurs fan commenting on every blog post on Newcastle blog. Hummmm Looks like if we survive Benny will CONVERT. 🙂

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #15

    sahota- if you manage to stay up i will should myself in th head. wont happen!!

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #16

    shoot myself, is what i meant.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Well if that is what you call ambition Benny boy you must be off your rocker..it is wasting money on players that don’t give a toss about your club…London is the Attraction not spurs mate..you have been biggest joke in london for years matey.

    I was glad Jenas left and Dyer.

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  • Bill F

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Proves a point BT you have no control over the output from your brain (is it fair to describe the mass of matter in your head as a brain?) Would you be prepared to do it (should, sorry shoot yourself in the head) publicly at St James in front of the massed Toon fans when we stay up. It’ll be a double celebration for us.

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  • komfort

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #19

    benny , that’ll be a double bonus then , toon stay up and you blast yor brains out…come on !

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #20

    sirjasontoon- I cant believe what i am reading. We had 2 5th place finishes then won a trophy and played in another final this year. Why do you think players used to sign for newcastle? It must have been the warm weather and wonderful views of the angel of the north( a complete monstrosity).

    Its just misplaced jealousy from you i am afraid. We are not a threat to you as you are so far behind us in terms of your history and your current set up. You should be jealous of your neighbours sunderland who have a better structured club and a similar history of winning trophies over the past 50 years. ie. nothing..
    Your only glad jenas left because he broke your heart by mocking the club you love.

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  • komfort

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #21

    bill f , same blogg but different..

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Tottenham’s application for a new ground has been rejected by the Mayor – he claims he has enough circuses in the city of London already this year haha

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  • Prince Bassong

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #23

    We’d be better off having Nicky Butt mentor someone for the next year (or more if he goes into coaching) like Mohamed Diame or Artur Borysiuk who are very promising young defensive midfielders and already have a key attribute nailed down – positioning.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #24

    I hated Jenas as a player and a shocking player most days.

    When you lot sacking fat Harry?

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #25

    sirjasontoon- Newcastle is the biggest circus in town. Who else would pay silly money for owen then pay him 100 grand a week to then let him walk for free at the end of his contract. I love newcastle!!

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #26

    sirjasontoon-Why? You cant want another ex spur at your place. I know he has a good record of keeping teams up but i think even he would have to admit you are a lost cause.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #27

    We love you too Benny Boy you are our favorite novelty blogger..A super spurs clown,a deluded spud-tato.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Harry has the moral fibre of a moldy turd…hope he blows a massive wedge in the summer and then get’s shown the door (by mutual decision of course).

    Redknapp gonna rinse your coffers and shat it all down the lane Benny boy.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #29

    The Turd will be so big it will burst the Thames.

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  • Bill F

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    If the Angel of the North is so awful, why are people in the south clamouring for something similar. A big horse I beleive is the plan, now that is original, not!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Might give you 5M for Bent…how much did him and Bentley cost £3om?

    Haha

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  • Bill F

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    SirJay, perhaps that is the monument they want.
    The Giant Turd of the South. 🙂

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #33

    sirjasontoon- or you could always just swap bent for martins as your manager wanted to do. You keep forgetting you will be in the fizzy pop league next season so you wont be able to attract players on the fringes of the national team. You cant even attract them now for gods sake.

    As for the angel of the north. We have big ben, houses of parliment etc,etc,etc. You have a rusty statue which is hardly the statue of liberty.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #34

    sirjasontoon- Oh and bentley and bent are still both young and will at least command a transfer fee unlike your worthless cloggers like duff,viduka ,butt and owen.hahaha

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  • Bill F

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #35

    komfort, great minds etc. 😉

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  • sahota

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Benny, I guess I earlier also told you several times, if you can not wish something good for Newcastle, please stop being stupid and saying whatever comes to your mad mind 🙂

    I can just wish that Newcastle survive and if then you don’t shoot in your head, some yob in London shoots you in your head. And then you will change your id to WoundedBennyToon

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #37

    sahota- until you have a better grasp of the english language can you please disappear.

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  • Bill F

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Houses of parliament, mmm, not the best example, isn’t that where Superbrown works (ok not the most accurate word to describe his time there) at saving the world, and oppressing the rest of us.
    I must admit I laughed at your last sentence, in a bloody cheek sort of way.

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  • gonufc

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Sorry i don’t really care about the bickering, just one thing- why is your name bennytoon if u support spurs?

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  • komfort

    Mar 10, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #40

    sirjason 24 , you know harry will only accept a brown paper envelope stuffed with dosh as his pay-off….fact

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