Which Marlon Will Newcastle Get On Loan?

It’s a mini transfer season opening next Tuesday – but for loan players – and just for the Championship and down, so we are going to be linked with many many players who we may get on loan – can’t wait for the Sunday papers this weekend.

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Marlon King – loan signing?

And the latest is another forward, Wigan striker Marlon King, who could be heading to Newcastle for the rest of the season.

King doesn’t feature in the plans of new boss Roberto Martinez at the Latics, and may be off on loan yet again, after spending the whole of last season first at Hull City and then at Middlesbrough.

Championship clubs are allowed to make loan signings outside the transfer window, so Marlon King of Wigan or Marlon Harewood of Aston Villa could be the striker coming in, and maybe just for 3 months as cover for Ameobi, who’s injured of course. But having one of these for the full season would not hurt.

And of course King should be remembered well by Newcastle fans because in that first terrible game after Kevin Keegan resigned last season, when Hull beat us 2-1, guess who scored both Hull’s goals, one from a  penalty?

King is 29, and was born in Dulwich, England, and has played for a litany of clubs. He has 20 caps for Jamaica with 10 goals, and stands 6’1″ tall.

We do need an experienced striker up front to help our youngsters – 18 year-old Nile Ranger and 20 year-old Andy Carroll, so either Marlon would be fine with us.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Eaststander

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    The Harewood one please.

  • komfort

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    i’ve heard from a reliable source it’s marlon dingle..

  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3


  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Damn it Komfort you beat me too it. Not that many famous Marlons to reference!

  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5


  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6


  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Who lesh?

  • Mags

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Hmmm – well let me think…..one waiting to go to court, or one who SHOULD have been in court – now that is a decision and so spoiled for choice.

    I know we cannot be too picky but is there nothing better ?

  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    As far as Strikers go who would be allowed to leave on loan:

    Carlos Vela-Arsenal
    Ngog (possibly)-Liverpool

    All much better than those two donkeys!

  • Eaststander

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Daniel Sturridge if Chelsea are allowed Ha Ha

  • premier

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11


  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    No pliz but in CH I trust

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13


    Marlin spike!

  • Wilad

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Don’t want this guy, he is bad news….. He will unsettle the squad. imo… go for Harewood

  • Monument Mal

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Marlon King causes strife wherever he goes, the last thing we need when team spirit is on the up

  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Terible lesh truely terrible 😉

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #17

    both would be good, would prefer king on the season long loan and marlon harewood on the 3 months or higher. as long as we get about 5 players in al be happy

  • Mark-o

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Off topic but have a look at the recent interviews with Garry O’Conner, Birmingham ad Scotland forward.
    He’s talking about how he’s had his tattoo on his neck removed and how he’s given up booze and flash motor to concentrate on making up for walking out on the Scotland squad.
    He also says his season in Russia was a massive wake up call and he wants to make amends.
    Thats how a professional footballer should act.

    Although he has knuckled down in pre-season and has looked ok in recent matches, maybe a season on loan to CSKA Moscow is exactly what Barton needs.

  • TNK

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    id rather have Henri Camara than either the Marlons… Henri Camara is a Free Agent atm..

  • Geordie Cobbler

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    It would be a TERRIBLE decision to bring Marlon King to the club!

    It is true that we need experience to help with the likes of Andy Carroll and Nile Ranger, but the experience needs to come in the form of a role model and Marlon Kings is definitley not from what i’ve heard/read in the papers, he is the sort of player that the club could do without…. the youngsters need a role model to help them along…. especially with Nile Rangers somewhat troubled past…

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Spot on Geordie Cobbler re role models. In barton we’ve one bad apple too many and we don’t need another.

  • repo

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    He’s crap how many goals did he score for Boro..

    not even good enought for the fizzy pop league if boro got rid of him that says alot..

  • Whumpie

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    I think a few seasons in a f*****g gulag is what Barton needs.


    How about Marlon the fish from Finding Nemo? Not so good in the air, but if Wor Billy could do it…

    Hey. It’s Friday.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #24

    i agree on one that could cause trouble, and ranger could be lead astray, and he has the potential to be a massive player, we have a few youngsters that if they make it, could four years down the line be worth more money than the club is up for sale for now. well that’s sticking my head on the chopping block.

  • milburn

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    A player who could solve the striker/ left sided debate is Gary McSheffrey at Brum. He has been made available due to the plethora of summer signings and he would be available for not much and can fill the second striker or left sided role we crave.

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Merlin and his big wizards cuff please.

  • Macas35

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #27

    Milburn – I mentioned that a week ago, it said in the paper he might have been available for as little as 500k. I thought we could have got in Carlos Edwards from Sunderland too, would have solved a lot of our problems for not much cash. Getting McSheffrey on loan could be a good deal though provided he has shaken off his injury problems. He scored a load of goals in the Championship a few years back.


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