Hughton Reviewing Loan Options Today


Apparently the loan market has opened up today (we thought it wa going to be tomorrow) but Newcastle coach Chris Hughton says he must be sure he brings in the right players for the squad.

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Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood – reviewing options


And we heard over the weekend that target Marlon Harweood is still not fit, and Chris will be looking at the options available for loan players, when he meets with his backroom staff  at the club’s Benton training base today.

Chris talked about Marlon with the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m aware that the lad is injured.” “The position we’re in, we are assessing where we are at the moment.”

“We’re looking at who we can bring in and who we are able to bring in.” “The lads have been off for the weekend but we’ll have a meeting with the backroom staff and re-assess.”

“We’ll go through what we think is right and go through the possibilities that we still have.” “There won’t be anybody coming in today. No decisions have been made yet.”

“There’s a period when we can bring players in. but we’re under no pressure.”  “Any players that we bring in must be the right players to bring into this squad.”

We still expect our first loan signings to be announced tomorrow.

The loan market is open until November and Hughton’s had some decent  news today that striker Andy Carroll and Nicky Butt are almost back to full fitness.

In the Internationals over the weekend, Fabricio Coloccini was an unused sub for Argentina’s 3-1 defeat to Brazil on Saturday, and Geremi came through Cameroon’s 2-0 win against Gabon in their World Cup qualifier without injury.

Former Newcastle player Seb Bassong got his first cap for Cameroon, and started the game, but he was injured during the game and had to be replaced.  We’re sure Harry Redknapp will be pleased to hear that.

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83 comments so far

  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Personally I think we’re sound if we get an EXPERIENCED centre back and EXPERIENCED striker. Wings are fine we have Lovenkrands who we played on the left, Jonas, Lualua and R Taylor both sides, Geremi and Guthrie on the right. R Taylor is probs the most versatile player in the squad as he can play anywhere on the sides (includes the “vital” left back position). 2 players and I’d be fine, otherwise if we get more than that I see us blooding other teams youngsters instead of our own.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #2

    good sense seems to be coming from the direction of Chris Hughton we don’t just want body’s we need the right players with the right temperament if someone has lots of baggage leave well alone. and if players think they have a right to be playing make sure they are prepared to prove it on the field.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #3

    “There’s a period when we can bring players in. but we’re under no pressure.” Ah but there is a degree of pressure in the form ofg availability! The better ones’ll get picked up first leaving us to scratch among the scraps!

    “Any players that we bring in must be the right players to bring into this squad.”

    Absolutely – we want good lads that come baggage free. That therefore excludes King!.

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  • Trent Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    An experienced Centre back is No. 1 proirity it think. Ryan Nelsen, would a be a class signing!

    Other useful additions is;

    – A stock standard left back, only used for a few caps. Maybe a good player from league 1?

    – A mid aged (experienced but still quick) striker, that perhaps where david healy is looking most promising. But i would love to get say Richard Garcia from hull or Chris Killen (celtic striker), or even shane smeltz (Gold coast striker) or something…

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    The likes of Harewood and King no problem they’ve scored bags of goals at this level. The likes of Cathcart can f*** off we have kids the same age or year younger that could do just as good of a job (Tozer, Kadar). I’d rather have Volz or some other not in use experienced centre backs. It annoys me that Hughton would bring in players that have barely any 1st team experience when we have some great up and coming kids of ours at Newcastle.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Nicky Butt back to full fitness….. Mmmm, is that GOOD news?

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    2 players in would suit me fine. one up front one at the back. henri camara is wirthout a club. on his day very good player if we could afford his wages it would be a gamble worth taking

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  • glenworth

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #8

    glad bassong got injured 🙂

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    i cant believe bassong opted to play for cameroon ahead of trying to break into the french squad

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone with Experience your welcome to Newcastle United with open arms. Teams that are looking to our team to bring their youngsters to full potential can do one we have kids just as good.

    vivadavidkelly

    Aye Henri Camara would be great signing aswell (He can do flips aswell we need that haha).

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11

    or can henri camara do flips? hmm…

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    I think many of us are yet to accept that we are now a championship club (if only hopefully for a brief stint) and consequently i think we could do alot worse than Healy who is hardworking and at this level has and I still believe can still find the net.

    Not even going to waste considerable time on Harewood..simply sh*t. Hope we don’t go near him…if we can add Cathcart I think we’ll make it to January near enough to the top..

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    we don’t need Cathcart we need EXPERIENCE!

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #14

    dunno about doing flips but have seen him live at wolves, celtic and wigan all against newcastle and he tore us apart for all 3 teams. granted he is a few years older now but still a talent i think

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Mag – Cathcart is at least proven at this level

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #16

    vivadavidkelly

    We need someone like Camara he could even do a job for us in the Premiership next year (fingers crossed), though I’d expect some canny good signings if we get promoted.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Uchiha_Itachi // Sep 7, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    He only played 30 or so games and he’s only 20 we have Tozer & Kadar that are near enough that age and most likely just as good. Someone with over 100 games experience would be fine though.

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    I accept the Tozer and Kadar look like good players but how many times have we seen talent fail to transfer to when it matters. Cathcart at the very least has proven that he can handle the pressure at this level…

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Healy, knows this league & how to score…Record N Ireland scorer, plus he has somethin’ to prove & will be hungry!..
    … Definitely worth a shot!..

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #20

    If Camara is available we should be all over that too..he would tear this league apart.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Still prefer to get experience instead of blooding other teams youngsters. Kadar is already pushing for 1st team and will do well at this level, Tozer well we bought him when we bought Kadar when Keegan arrived so its about time they start pushing for a place. Tozer had just broken into the Swindon 1st team at 17 when we nicked him so I’d be surprised if he couldn’t hack it at this level.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Kelly could be an inspired signing. It makes sense. Just give him a green vest to pull on under the stripes, and watch that net bulge, eh? Some of his international goals have been sensational, so opposition defences would have to look after him; so freeing up others.

    And when Shola gets back Kelly is not a copycat purchase we are then stuck with as he gives more options – which is what we need in the long run. Him and Lover Boy rampaging up front will crack open most Fizzy League opposition. Be great to see us go second half 4-2-4 one match with the kids playing and score a net full.

    Camara, maybe…. Either way we need more goals, 8 in 5 is just not enough.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #23

    JinkyGenius

    Kelly?

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Healy…. I was daydreaming.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Which Kelly you on about Jinky?..

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Ah!..
    🙂

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Nah I’d rather retain the last bit of dignity as Newcastle Supporter than take a Mackem fringe player. I know its desperate times but hower man! retain sum pride.

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  • Trent Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Im with Mag_Laad

    We need to chose the right players, and another youngster isn’t the key. A 30-34 year old is what is best. Cathart will be too fragile in defence, we really need some to roughly bully around the opposite strikers as howard was unchallenged last game.

    My option- Chris Baird- fulham defender….

    He is the most commited player ive ever seen.. I saw him play for southampton v derby a few years back in the playoffs and wow, wasn’t he excellent, so powerful and commanding!

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  • premier

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Flip Flops eh–though you would have seen enough of the latter

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ll blame such lapses on a migraine, truth is it’s more like pre-senility (….not helped by the last 12 months events). I’m rapidly reaching thingummybob territory…

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Trent Toon

    Chris Baird good player has over 100 games experience 27 yr old would do brilliant really kind of player we need.

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  • Dardo

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Callum Morris a local lad, is another young reserve player who plays CH. Presently away with the RoI under 21 squad. I would prefer to gave the likes of Morris, Kadar and Tozer a chance rather than bring in the likes of Cathcart.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Trent Toon, your reasoning is spot on. It is a HARD league for youngsters. There’s some touch old-fashioned cookies working as journeyman pros in the Fizzy League, we need a solid core of experience. Good shout on Chris Baird.

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  • cornish-magpie

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Defo get Camara if he’s this good

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHHfIlzgbvs

    lol!!

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Available?

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Dardo

    Agreed! and an experienced defnder aswell Chris Baird as Trent Toon suggested

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Healy and Cathcart are both worth a go. Remember that the latter started as a permanent signing target for Hughton, and a loan with a permanent option would make a lot of sense.

    I know he looks like he’d blow away in the wind, but he’s streets ahead of our younguns. One year and 30 games doesn’t sound much, but it’s huge really.

    As for Healy, we need someone quick and inventive who can cross the ball. Gerrim in.

    Anyone know of any good, quick, ccc-experienced wingers we could potentially get?

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I think our problem is going to be scoring goals and thats the main area that needs to be worked on..our build up play has looked better than it has done in years but Shola has ever been consistently fit, as for Ranger and Carrol while i believe they will be valuable future assets they arent proven goal machines now. Adding in this area could prove to be the difference between an automatic and playoff slot something we should achieve at the very least..

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #39

    whumpie

    read post 27 and others no to buyin youngins when we’ve brought our own in. And how is cathcart streets ahead?

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  • Ashley Hole

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #40

    ————–Harper————————————

    R Taylor ——Taylor———- Colo ——-Enrique

    ———Barton——- Nolan——— MacLove

    ————————Jonas——————————

    ————–Camara———-Healy———————-

    Attack! Attack!

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