Newcastle Pursue Plymouth Dutch Defender

News today that Newcastle United are among clubs interested in Plymouth’s Dutch defender Marcel Seip.

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Marcel Sepp – Newcastle after center back?

The 27 year old was born in Winshoten, Holland and has been at Plymouth Argyle for almost 3 years, after agreeing to a three-year contract, back in November, 2006 through this summer.

Previously Seip was at SC Heereneen and BV Veendam in Holland.

And then in November of 2008, the Dutchman renewed his contract with Argyle, tying him to the club until the summer of 2011, but his is now available on loan.  We’re not sure why he’s available right now.

He plays center-back and is a consistent performer in the Championship, and has now played 119 times for the Pilgrims with 6 goals, and stands 6′ tall. It also apears he can play at full-back so if that is true that would be good for a squad player.

This player looks decent, and is at least Championship league experienced, and would be a decent acquisition for our 4th center-back. And if he is ambitious maybe he would jump at the chance to test himself at Newcastle and challenge for a first team spot.

Presumably Marcel would have played with Newcastle’s other potential target – Manchester United’s Craig  Cathcart, who was at Plymouth last season.

That would make our center-backs a squad of   Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Marcel Seip, Tamas Kadar and young Callum Morris coming through.

Overall we need a center back, left back, striker and probably an out and out winger, before we can say the squad is balanced, although even then the numbers are small.

It also appears that next Tuesday, when the loan transfer window opens for Championship clubs, we get some immediate announcement at Newcastle.

We hope so.

Just for tracking purposes and to see how we are in each position, here is the current squad for this season, which currently numbers just 25, with quite a few youngsters making up that number.


Steve Harper; Tim Krul
Fraser Forster is on loan to Norwich until January 1st, 2010


Danny Simpson (on loan from Manchester United until Jan 1); Ryan Taylor; Steven Taylor; Fabricio Coloccini; Tamas Kadar; Jose Enrique; Darren Lough; Callum Morris


Nicky Butt; Kevin Nolan; Joey Barton; Danny Guthrie; Alan Smith; Ryan Donaldson; Haris Vuckic


Jonas Gutierrez; Geremi; Kazenga LuaLua; Wesley Ngo Baheng


Peter Lovenkrands; Shola Ameobi; Andy Carroll; Nile Ranger;

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Totally off topic and especially for our spurs fans who visit this site, here’s a lift from the Beeb’s gossip column……..

    ‘Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed he rejected a move to Tottenham as too big a step down from current club Real Madrid.’


  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Good age at 27 with bags of experience, best centre half for me is James Collins who has just joined Villa for a steal at 5 mil.
    On the transfer topic, amazing that Chelsea have been banned for 12 months from the transfer market and Man U are also on the verge of the same punishment, good enough for them.
    And Rooney saying divers should be punished? ahem, WTF, his Olympic leap against Arsenal comes to mind.
    Jonas is going to have to watch himself due to his theatrics cos i will bet my last pound they will be looking to make a mark with one of the bigger clubs in the championship.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 4, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Also, time im on here, for anyone who hasnt realised, the sporadic bum poster Premier is a Mackem with a huge chip on his shoulder so ignore him.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Marlon King is the latest name being mentioned as Vaughan from Everton is injured, definitely need some striker back up.

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #5

    So, Premier’s a mackem eh?

    Ne’er mind Prem, we’ve all got our crosses to bear!

  • Ericles

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    The Dutchman seems a good loan deal. Apparently he has a very good awareness in the box. Watch out Colo! He has played with Cathcart too and had a good partnership with him. Perhaps both could be got on loan as I am still not convinced about Colo and Kadar needs more experience. What is wrong with getting Skjelbred on loan with an option to buy in January?

  • dave 1961

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #7

    it seems that we are now looking at anyone that is not good enough for championship clubs just because they are available doe not mean we should be after them, in mt opinion we should only look at players of a premier league quality, with an option to buy or we could destabilize the dressing room

  • Bao Zheng

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Somehow the fact that this article has a section called “WINGERS” says a lot about the development of football in the NE. About as relevant to the modern game as nailed on wooden studs, toe caps and hand knitted jumpers?

  • salmone

    Sep 4, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s a good championship centre half who has played top flight football in holland and 3 seasons in the uefa cup. played for herenveen at st.james park before.

    Very mobile and main strength is reading of the game.

    Highly rated at plymouth and looking for a move apparently. Leaving due to manager disagreement .

    Should be interesting to see what happens here


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