Reports Harewood To Sign For Newcastle On Loan

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood is set to join Newcastle United on loan next week.

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Marlon Harewood – on loan to Newcastle

And since we’ve learned more about the Championship transfer deadline and loan system, there seems no reason why Newcastle can’t be working their loan deals right now, and complete them before the Cardiff City game a week on Sunday.

The Football League loan market re-opens next week.

At the very minimum Newcastle needs a center-back, a left-back, and an experienced striker on loan, and our squad will look a lot more balanced.

Harewood has made just one Premier League start for Aston Villa since joining them in July 2007 from West Ham for £4M but he has over 30 appearances with 5 goals.

The reports suggest Hull City were trying to sign him – but that deal fell though on Tuesday.

We had mentioned Harewood on transfer day, but it was on loan – and the surprise to us is we were ready to sign him permanently, but only if the Peter Lovenkrands deal didn’t come off.

We are getting scared a little, because this even looks like some decent logic. 😀

If the report is true then the Tyneside club has gone back to get him on loan hopefully until the end of the season, but it may be until January as cover for Ameobi.

This sounds a good deal, since we need some experience with our target men, with Carroll and Ranger inexperienced still, and Shola out for some months. Marlon can show them some stuff he’s picked up over the years and help the youngsters.

Good deal by Chris – who seems to be showing some common sense in the transfer market too – and that’s good.

Now we need a good center-back and we would love to see  the club get in  Manchester United’s Northern Ireland 20 year-old center-back Craig Cathcart, on a season-long loan.

We tried to sign him outright on Tuesday, but it seems Alex Ferguson doesn’t want him to move – at least not yet – but he may be willing to send the lad out on loan.

He’s got more experience than our own Tamas Kadar, having played a full season and 30 games for Plymouth last season. He’s also a top prospect and would be a good signing, if we could get him permanently in the summer.

He will provide significant competition in central defense.

And for left back – we could sign Michael Ball – the former Manchester City captain, he’s a free agent, and if the club can strike a good deal for Ball, he’d provide a lot of experience and challenge Jose for the left-back position.

Wages may be a problem with Michael though.

If we get those 3 players in we’d be quite happy with the squad.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Ketsbaia

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Looks like we have Shearer to thank for Bassong going to Spurs…

    “Sebastien Bassong was another who had his admirers, but this deal was done off the back of a chat Redknapp had with Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie after Spurs played Newcastle last season. They told Redknapp that if Newcastle went down and the club needed to sell he should go for Bassong – a message he kept in mind.”

  • stuart no9

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #2

    lets face it, harewood is better than nowt, WE get what we deserve in thisleague and be grateful for it ,beggars cant be chooses,yeap he cant get his game in the premier ship ,but we are not in that league i would have him instead of nobody.

  • toonoholic

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #3

    no harewood. why not ashton ?

  • Danish_Magpie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #4

    LB: Armand Traore (Arsenal) on loan
    CB: Cathcart (United) on loan
    ST: Vaughan (Eveton) on loan

    Would be great to have them all with an option to buy if we get promoted…

  • hayward223

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed, if you sign a player on loan outside the transfer window, you could only sign them on a three month loan maximum.

    And once thats happened you cant renew the loan again until January, but that has to be above the three month. I.E. you cant sign the same player on loan twice for a three month period

  • DJG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Make no mistake about it, would be a very handy extra striker to have onboard for 3 months. Can’t get a game at Villa but come on, he would be laughing in the fizzy pop league.

  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #7

    You can also buy players who are out of contract (free agents) at any time. There are a few about aswell like:

    Mark Viduka (lol)
    Lucas Neill, rb 31
    Andy van der Meyde
    Michael Ball 29
    Moritz Volz rb 26
    Dietmar Hamann
    Glauber Berti 26 Brazilian CB
    Henri Camara

    Looking at the list though you can sort of see why some are free agents.

    Harewood, probably good cover while the irreplaceable Strolla’s out injured!

  • luv the toon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #8


    i was watching goal 3 and found this..
    isnt the fat guy in newcastle shirt mike ashley?

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Good to have you back writing the news for us, Ed. I must say I was left a little bit lost in terms of finding a new website to read all the club’s news during the time you were absent, but now it’s good to have the Blog back on track. I obviously remember you were disappointed about the whole situation regarding the club when we were relegated and even said you’d be considering give up on the Blog, but anyway I hope you can keep up the good work now that you’ve decided to continue posting. Just some late words from me, though, but I realized how good it is to read something from someone who can express his opinions just like all the fans and make people from different places in the world know what’s the general feeling surrounding the Club, because, especially for me, it’s hard to know what’s really going on when you just read journalists opinions and ain’t there to see the real repercussion of the facts and the fans reactions, which is the most important thing.

  • mylestoon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #10

    haha it does look like ashley, looking as think as ever!

  • mylestoon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #11


  • luv the toon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #12

    it is ashley.
    if you listen to the guy beside him. he addressed him as mikey!

    LOL.. why would he even be in the movie?

  • Archie Brand

    Sep 3, 2009 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #13

    There was an article doing the rounds a few months ago saying that Ashley paid a million quid for a part in the movie for him and his mate Paul Kemsley.

  • ginkoh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #14

    If our youngster don’t have chance to get experience, when they can be experience player ? Look Arsenal they never nervous to give 17-18 yrs youngster to play in the first team even in UCL match.

    But depend on manager’s tactic and teamplay. Arsenal play with that, that’s why they don’t need any high wage star they want only player who understand the game.

  • Mikey25

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Villa fans seem to like Harewood so we’ll see if he can do the job! Again I’d personally be trying to get Beckford with a view to a permanent contract in Jan, his contract is up im sure leeds will wanna try make a few pennies from him!
    Just wish we had even a slight incling what was happening with the dam takeover! I know the Americans said they weren’t bothered about the constraints of the transfer window but surely they would wanna try get loans in atleast?

    On a different note Bloody Ashley!!! Went into Sports Direct to buy new newcastle home top and I’m afraid to say the away top which has grown on me like a satsuma on a tree (shops don’t sell Newcastle kits where I live) however they don’t have the away kit and don’t do “mid store transfers” and they don’t do any lettering other than Premiership one………..CHEERS YOU FAT SOD!! Bloody hell you think he’d supply everything Newcastle or atleast have it to hand!!

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Lauren, Berti and Camara all on free transfers would be brilliant I think, then we could still loan Cathcart and Harewood!

    We need the numbers adding to our squad!

  • summerof69

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #18

    luv the toon

    that is mike ashley apparently he paid 3 mil to appear in that film and to say those exact words i bought that film the worst ten quid i have ever spent it has no real story line you can obviously see that it is poorly made i dont think the acting is bad it is the 2nd worse film i have ever seen

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    summerof69 // Sep 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM
    Come on then, what’s the worst film you’ve seen ?

  • magpie4ever

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Ashley IS in the film. He tells his mate Paul Kemsley to F*** off. I believe he paid a lot of money for a role in it!!!

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #21

    howard223, your wrong m8 you can loan sum 1 outside of the transfer window till the end of the season, cast your mind back to an article yesterday or the day before where chris hughton said that he’d look to sign loan deals in the 3 month period ( thats when that transfer window shuts for loans in 3 months time). marlon harewood would be good because of his ability in the air and his power thats wot we tbh have been lacking so far.

  • summerof69

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    hugh jordan

    van wilder 2 the rise of taj i was quite dissapointed as van wilder 1 was pretty good the story line in vw 2 was too predictable

    Brief Plot Synopsis (no spoilers below): Taj heads to Camford University (name taken from Cambridge and Oxford) in England to pursue his higher education and to follow in his fathers footsteps. He believes that he has been accepted to the prestigious fraternal guild “Fox and Hounds”. However, upon arriving at the University, he is told by a “Fox and Hounds” member (nicknamed “Pip”) that he was mistakenly sent this acceptance letter.

    Taj is forced to become a teacher’s assistant at the “Barn” residence, which contains a group of social outcasts. Pip and the other “Fox and Hounds” members treat Taj and his house mates very poorly. Determined to help the members of the Barn residence gain acceptance, Taj starts the “Cock and Bulls” fraternal guild. He hopes that the “Cock and Bulls” guild will win the Camford Cup, which is an annual academic, social, and athletic competition between fraternities. The bitterness between Taj and Pip only increases as the fraternities compete in several competitions to earn points towards the Camford Cup.

  • RyanToon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #23,,10278,00.html

    this is a first 😉 TWO number 24’s, Carroll and Mcloven 😉

  • HalftimeBovril

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Maybe Carroll will be given the no 9 shirt?

    Does anybody know the last time when the no 9 shirt was vacant, reckon this could be the first time in living memory.

  • davis_toons

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Ya ED, i would like to thanks you too. Now my wife was often chasing this site for more news in regards of our club news.

    So happy that she has become a Geordie.

    We will be back to our very best one day that’s what i always told her. Hopfully i can live to see it.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    in the days before squad numbers a player used to get a number the day of a game IE 1-11

  • Whumpie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #27


    Can nobody else see that we haven’t got any??

  • Macas35

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Whumpie – Totally agree, think it’s crazy to be honest, having 5 central midfielders playing! The difference a pacy skilful winger or two could make to us would be frightening. We have a good solid basis but just need to add what was missing all last season – pace, skill and creativity. We’ve lost Milner, N’Zogbia and Duff and not replaced one of them.


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