Clubs After Several Newcastle Players Before Next Tuesday


Watch for a number of deals for Newcastle players to at least be placed, in the waning days of the transfer window.

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Jose Enrique – could be on his way before next Tuesday

One reason is that clubs hope they will have Newcastle over a barrel, and the more they can wait the better for them.

And today there is news that Spanish club Atletico Madrid are hoping to sign our 23 year-old left back Jose Enrique – in a cut-price £3 million deal as Newcastle look to cut their wage bill.

That’s less than half we paid Villareal for the player two years ago, and the Spaniard is also said to be wanted by Real Zaragoza, but only on a loan deal.

And you can hardly blame Jose if he’s moved out – he will not have any choice, as Steven Taylor may yet find out before next Tuesday.

Whatever happens before this Sunday, you can expect some deals to be done for Newcastle players in the wink of an eye before next Tuesday at 5:00 pm, when the transfer window closes.

It will be good next Wednesday to weigh up exactly who we’ve been left with in the squad, and we can be almost certain, it will not be from any planning in the Newcastle boardroom.

They will probably be checking when the end of the transfer window is at that time – but that’s only if they continue their ineptitude that’s lasted 14 weeks.

If there’s ever been a worse-run club than Newcastle these last 12 months, we’d like to know about it.

The only hope we have is that we qualify for some emergency loan deals, based on the complete ineptitude of our owner. Surely that qualifies?

And of course we have to remember free agents like Peter Lovenkrands can be signed at any time, including after the end of the deadline.

But we may even miss out on Peter, since no deal has yet been put to the player, who has said, like Sol Campbell before him, that he wants to sign for the club.

We’d like to keep Jose Enrique at the club, and of course we’ve never ever had a back up for him since, he’s been at the club.

But maybe that will force Newcastle to buy a left back – if Enrique is sold – but there again maybe not.

If you think this article is cynical – you’re right – we have lost all confidence we ever had in Ashley and LLambias.

Having worked in big business with IBM, and been personally involved in some takeovers – we just cannot believe the nonsense that’s been going on these last 14 weeks on Tyneside.

If Ashley ran Sports Direct like he’s run Newcastle, the retail company would have been bankrupt long ago.

If  Mike stays,  that will be a complete nightmare – if Moat buys the club that will be very worrisome because of his lack of funds.

Take your choice.

The only good news is that we’ll know most things within 8 days.

Comments welcome.



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90 comments so far

  • batty

    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    what ever

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    im not gonna wanna know whats happening on tuesday, the rush of the close of the window, we’ll get raped of plyaers and they wont be replaced…
    its very worrying, eds right though its brtween a clueless dick and a broke guy who loves the club…having said this i dont know much about moat, maybe he’s still searching for a financial backer, lets hope so.

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  • batty

    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    and that 1st was for coolj

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  • Ross

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #4

    The sooner the window closes the better for me. Lets face it, we’re not bringing anyone in like, its all a case of keeping as many of the lads as possible. The wage bill is an issue in itself never mind the necessary requirements for the takeover to actually take place, but the squad is thread bare, to say the very least. We had no strength in depth last year and we’ve been weakened substantially to take part in a league where often 3 games are played a week.

    My guess is the 2nd rolls round, we come off the market, Ashley releases his statement apologising and blaming no new players through the door purely on the fact that he thought he was selling, using the same excuse for the managerial position and as always, we’ll soldier on through our love of the toon, sadly.

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  • lesh

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Yup Ed, you’ve hit the nail on the head – come 4.55pm on Tuesday, we’ll see an exodus and if last year’s anything to go by, incomers will not materialise.

    Wonderful management eh?

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  • Tom

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry Ed, but I don’t buy this “players may not have a choice” line.

    No player can be forced to leave a club.

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    I have to agree with ROSS,

    At least when the window closes, the players we have are ours and no-one can buy them (and Ashley (or whoever) cant sell them)

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    tom- i agree like its been said about tayls before, if you dont wanna leave newcastle dont sign the contract put in front of you by villa or everton….simples!
    an accepted bid is only half way there

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    my main concern is geremi, were lumbered with a guy on 60k a week who no one could possibly want on his wages…..hope burnley hot up their intrest in butt and i wouldnt lose any sleep if we lost colo….id be happy if we did go with frees and loans, plenty out there…..

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Tom/M.Stockley

    Exactly, players use that as a smokescreen saying “I was forced out” then a bit later in a press conference/interview the truth comes out “This is a brilliant club, I love it here, I always wanted to play for them, Supported them as a boy, sucked the managers ****” etc etc etc

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    if S.T wants to stay ,he will, if he lets his head rule his heart ,hes gone, he is under contract.BUT how much more can he take? and who can blame him ? if he leaves one thin for sure , he will always be welcome at s.j.p.

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear from the other post
    Big Dave // Aug 25, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear and all the rest on here i do apoligise for haveing a rant at stardust on the blog and spoiling it for you’s.

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  • bill

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #13

    7 days to go.

    I don’t think that it would be a good move to sell Enrique as I think he is the only Left Back that we have.

    I don’t know much about the kids, but that is a big responsibility for a kid to take on. From the results so far this season the defence looks better, and the more they play together the better it will become.

    I really don’t see how we can lose any more players. If Barclay’s are saying we have to give them £10M then get it from somewhere else, other than player sales.

    Barclay’s are being very short sighted if they are adamant that we have to limit our overdraft to that of every other club in the Championship. I think NUFC is a special case, and given the right investment during the next few weeks should see us back in the Premiere League next year.

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #14

    PLAYERS OUT

    Ideal deals for us:

    Butt to Burnley – £2M
    Collo to Espanyol – £2M
    Barton to anywhere – £whatever we can get
    Geremi to anywhere – £whatever we can get

    Not so ideal:

    Enrique, S.Taylor, Jonas, Carroll

    PLAYERS IN:

    Lovenkrands – Free – Unattached
    Johnson – Loan – Man City
    A. Hughes – Fulham – £2M

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  • MacToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Duff n Zog have been used as cover for left back and obviously both gone now, I suppose it’ll be someone from our reserves or youth team to provide not only our first team leftback but cover for the position in the future.

    As for loan deals…… don’t forget it can work both ways? We’ll probably end up loaning more out than coming in, going by past history and the way this club has been run in the last 2 years.

    Will this nightmare ever end?

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #16

    M.Stockley if burnley want butt we could give them geremi for free

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    big dave- haha yeah…buy one get one free on all crap stock!

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    I would like to see the following youngsters given a chance to shine:

    Tamas Kadar, Nile Ranger, Ryan Donaldson

    Sounds like they will play in the cup tomorrow night, but think they should be taking part in the CCC matches too!

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  • lesh

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #19

    The Beebs reporting that Aston Villa have made a bid for Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. (Sky Sources).

    Fingers crosssed it goes through and takes the pressure of Tayls.

    It’s also reported that one Peter Reid has joined Stoke as assistant to Tony Pulis…… whew, that’s one less for MA to approach. Or is it?

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  • MacToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Big Dave

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear and all the rest on here i do apoligise for haveing a rant at stardust on the blog and spoiling it for you’s.

    ———————————-

    No apology needed and it’s certainly not you Dave spoiling this blog. I’m sure the vast majority here are here for the right reasons and are fully aware of the troublemakers and wums who come to this board.

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  • komfort

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    lesh , monkey heed !!…perish the thought..

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  • Nick D

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Shepherd put us in this c..p and it’s all coming home to roost.

    If we have to get rid of 3, please let it be:

    Butt – legs gone and a liability.
    Geremi – legs gone.
    Barton – never available for 3 games in a row.

    I have no time for Ashley, but I have more and more doubts and less and less enthusiasm about Moat. He’s bound to be webbed up with Shepherd somewhere down the line. In theory, it could work with having a Geordie owner, chairman and manager, but personally I don’t see Moat, Shepherd and Shearer being the answer.

    I don’t know about Moat, but I don’t see Shepherd and Shearers egos and greed being a recipe for success.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Xisco still here? Why? Add him to the list.

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #24

    peter reid..haha
    was anyone at the bolton away game last season when peter reid decided to come to the game and he sat right behind the newcastle supporters? what a moron!
    that was the same game some bolton fan started shouting abuse across the stands and he looked a bit like a woman, so we sang is it a man or a woman at him and as he went to leave he slipped down a step…. we lost 1-0 that day but was funny for the off field activities 😀

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  • chuck

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Yup ! Could`nt agree more Ed. , been saying it for weeks.
    Where did it all go wrong ?
    Tough being a Newcastle fan these days, but just have to persevere I guess.

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  • zen

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Ashley or Moat what an unpleasant choice would not wish either of them on Sunderland

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #27

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • zen

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    well maybe I would

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29

    My Starting XI:

    ———————–Krul
    R.Taylor – S.Taylor – Kadar – Enrique

    R.Donaldson – Smith (c) – Nolan – Jonas

    —————- Carroll -Ameobi

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Mactoon

    Yes sorry, Xisco would be another player on my “Can Leave” List (maybe only on loan though)

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #31

    So when is our new D day I can’t keep up is it def Tuesday ?

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Ashley will stay. FACT

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  • Mr Books

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    To be fair to Barclays wanting to put us on the standard championship overdraft, Newcastle may be a special case income wise because we have the biggest gates in the championship, but we are also a special case in the expenditure department because we have the biggest wage bill and highest running costs in the championship.

    If they want to be treated as a special case, they better have a business plan that shows how they are going to generate a huge surplus cash flow over the next 2 years and which isn’t dependent on immediate promotion – otherwise they will be laughed out of the bank.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Tell you what, if we sell Enrique, our only left back, and don’t sign at least 3 people, I think I might as well give up on this pathetic joke of a club.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Can the two taylors not play LB I know its not ideal but beggers can’t be chosers

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Yep, I’d be very happy to see Xisco, Barton and Geremi leave. Butt too, but let’s give him credit – he’s done good for us on many occasions (unlike the 3 above) Colo can go, although I thought he was pretty solid on Saturday.

    It would be a real shame to lose Enrique and Jonas, but we have to get realistic about our situation. You can pay for half a dozen good loanees for the wages of one of these players.

    Also, we really don’t want permanent signings right now – frees and loans, to get us promoted. Then, with the extra financial clout (i.e. bigger overdraft facilities) that come with premiership status, we go out and buy a new team, to include any loanees who made the grade.

    Ed – you need to get off Moat’s back. It’s not helping. You, like us, know nowt of the details, so let’s just wait and see. All you can do by getting on his back now is make things worse.

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  • hitman

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #37

    this is from the times by george culkin.
    In the background, there are some intriguing whispers, that Moat has backing from an individual in the United States who, for a variety of reasons, will not step forward until Ashley has gone. Whether it comes to anything is another matter and, in any case, if the Ashley era has taught us anything, it should be that billionaire saviours are not always … well, saviours.
    wonder who it is.

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Krul

    Simpson Taylor Kadar Tozer

    Guthrie Nolan Kazenga Jonas

    Martins Shearer

    My team for tomoz

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #39

    this is from the times by george culkin.
    In the background, there are some intriguing whispers, that Moat has backing from an individual in the United States who, for a variety of reasons, will not step forward until Ashley has gone. Whether it comes to anything is another matter and, in any case, if the Ashley era has taught us anything, it should be that billionaire saviours are not always … well, saviours.
    wonder who it is.

    Obama

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  • hitman

    Aug 25, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #40

    vince mcmahon

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