Newcastle Interested In Swindon’s 21 Year-Old Prolific Striker


News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle United have had Swindon Town’s highly-rated striker, Simon Cox, watched last Tuesday evening.

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Simon Cox – Newcastle interested in Swindon striker

Apparently assistant coach Colin Calderwood is doing quite a bit of scouting for Newcastle since he joined the club this year, and Colin saw Cox score a hat-trick against Northampton Town on Tuesday night.

Former Northampton Town manager Calderwood seems to be the latest to check out Cox, the 21-year-old forward who has scored 38 goals in 74 total appearances for Swindon, since being initially on loan at Swindon in 2007.   This season the youngster, who turns 22 next month and stands 5’10” tall, has already scored 27 goals.

Simon started his career at his home-town club Reading in 2005, and was sent out on loan to Brentford, Northampton and Swindon, before signing for Swindon in January of last year, for a fee reported to be around £200K.

Newcastle of course signed the promising Ben Tozer from Swindon Town, when he was just 17 years-old in December of 2007, so Newcastle  have had dealings already with the Swindon club.

Cox certainly seems to know how to score goals, but before any transfer business is conducted at Newcastle, the club will first have to wait and see which league they will be playing in next season.

The transfer business conducted will be different, depending on whether the club are still in the Premier League or have slipped, for the first time, into the Championship.

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23 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #1

    good news, great finisher

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  • Kash

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Lua Lua has gone out on loan! Whats that about?

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  • Nathan

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #3

    I could score a hat trick against Swindon Town.

    No Quotes = No Truth

    Kash, why not? He’s not gunna get a game, another team needed him for a month, I don’t see the issue

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  • Kash

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #4

    He should be getting a game, his form for the reserves has been excellent, and when he was given a chance at least showed some good signs of ability.

    Anyway, we’re still left with the best of a bad bunch in my opinion.

    at least he’ll have lower league experience

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    i think its good lualua has gone out on loan but we MUST keep him

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  • Nathan

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m sorry but Kazenga has looked really erratic when I’ve seen him play. He can’t possibly warrant a start ahead of Ryan Taylor, Jonas or Lovenkrands.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    On Cox – Great to see us looking at quality young British talent, but I distinctly get the feeling that we’re looking at him as a Championship striker.

    On Lua-Lua – he is the most direct attacking player we have. Every time I’ve seen him play he gives the Toon serious pace and dribbling skill going forward. I’m peeved to say the least that it looks like we’re sidelining him.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Lualua with one leg is than Ryan Taylor.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Never heard of this Cox lad until now.

    I seriously doubt a striker from league 1 (?) can make the step up to the prem. Maybe a championship striker, but league 1?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Lualua with one leg is better than Ryan Taylor*

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11

    tomtoon

    ryan taylor is beter atm mate but kazenga has got a bright future

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Ryan Taylor is absolutely awful, just like Nolan.

    Lovekrands is the only Jan signing who looks half decent and that only upfront, he looks awful on the wings too.

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    tomtoon

    i think nolan looks slow but give him a chance

    r.taylor will be vital in the run in with his set pieces

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #14

    His set pieces have been as bad as Geremi’s.

    Nolan is slow and well overweight.

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #15

    tomtoon

    just because he hasnt scored doesnt meen his bad, his had about 6 set pieces since joining so lay off him but i agree about nolan

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  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Nathan // Mar 26, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Well Nathan, Cox can and you say you could, but could we score a hat trick against Northampton Town?

    Might get the chance to find out next season!!

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  • JJJ

    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Nolan is a good player, and Taylor is a decent squad player who is not on form.

    But Tom Toon you seem to chop and change your judgements on players every couple months so it becomes more and more clear your players judgement not too good.

    Coloccini was a “very good player” when we signed him – now he is useless.
    Taylor was “pathetic” – yet he’s been our best player the last few games by miles.
    I believe it was you who said Harper was better than Given – I think its clear to all he is now where near the same callibre.
    You didnt rate Milner at all – however, since he left, we have absolutely no goal scoring threat left in midfield, and he set pieces are far better than anyone we have now.
    You said we should play Ryan Taylor for his set piece ability, now you say he is worse than Geremi…

    I think our problem is not the players. Its the system and they way they are being played.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    We are all fickle and I will make a proper judgement when they are settled in.

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  • JJJ

    Mar 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes, we are all fickle. Really wish we’d just find a decent manager. Since SB we have just had noone who can get the best out of our squad.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #20

    We could easily get a decent manager is Fat Ash wasn’t a stubborn, meat-headed muppet.

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  • BT9MAG

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom_Toon, was it you that text into BBC on Saturday?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Nah, same area though, I’nm half way between peterbrough, where the text was from and cambridge.

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  • heavyhittas

    Mar 28, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #23

    A mate of mine who knows a lot of people at Swindon told me that Cox has been advised to stay well clear of our club. Speaks volumes !!

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