Newcastle Interest In Stoke’s Leon Cort


There are some reports today that Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is interested in Stoke City’s defender Leon Cort.

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Leon Cort – Newcastle interested?

We were expecting Chris to go after Craig Cathcart of the Red Devils but nothing has happened there, so we’re not exactly sure what the situation is with the 20 year-old Northern Ireland U-21 International, and in particular whether Newcastle’s interest has ended.

Injuries and the summer departure of Sebastien Bassong, Claudio Cacapa and David Edgar have left Newcastle weak in central defense, and Chris would like to bring a player in during the emergency loan transfer window, which ends on November 25th.

Leon Cort, who is 29 years old and stands 6’3″ is the younger brother of former Newcastle striker Carl Cort, who Bobby Robson signed in 2000 for £7M, from Wimbledon, is an experienced player who has 351 first class appearances with 31 goals.

We hope Chris can bring in a central defender soon, because we are just one injury away form having some problems in defense, and we start 7 games in 20 games at Cardiff on Saturday.

Leon joined Stoke in 2007 for £ 1.2M from Crystal Palace, and has played 44 times for the Potters with 8 goals.

In 2007 he was Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season.



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56 comments so far

  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #1

    cooldj your too slow! 🙂

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a beast like him.

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #3

    TF – perhaps you need a beast like him! 🙂

    I wouldn’t call 6″3 and skinny very beast like! Now Bramble was a beast!

    31 goals in 351 games for a defender is very good though.

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  • Nick D

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #4

    We can do better. I know it’s a physical league, but no class journeymen aint the way to go.
    Should never have let Edgar go – stupid decision.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley in the nick getting beasted. What a lovely thought 🙂

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Wonder if he’s got one legger shorter than the other like Darren Peacock!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Oo arrr. He be a one legger he be.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Nick D

    It seems like nobody over the age of 17 will satisfy you! He would be a good addition.

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon_Factor // Sep 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Nick D

    It seems like nobody over the age of 17 will satisfy you! He would be a good addition.
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    Are you saying Nick D is a paedophile!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #10

    In a way yes, he seems to have an obsession with our youngsters Tino.

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  • tdt

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #11

    lol

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Lads chill 😉

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    His brother Carl was good mind

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    I dont think it has anything to do with CH bringing him in its up to FMA , and does anyone know what ever happened to carl cort ?

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 10, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Yup! He got cort short 🙂

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #16

    BIG DAVE
    Carl Edward Richard Cort (born 1 November 1977 in Southwark) is an English footballer who plays as a forward. In August 2009 he signed for League 1 Brentford on a free transfer.

    He has previously played for Wimbledon, Lincoln City, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, UD Marbella and Norwich City.

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  • Tom

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Which injuries have left us short in the middle exactly? None of our centrebacks have been forced to miss games through injuries this season.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Isaac your quick tonight lad 😉 do u know where he ended up ?

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  • toonsy

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Leon Cort would be decent, he was good enough to play for Stoke in their promotion season and thats what were after isnt it?

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Hugh Cheers he has been around a bit but atlest he wont be bored. is francis still loseing the hair lol

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  • icedog

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #21

    been to see the kids play a few times that vuckic could be a very good player just hope his heed is not bigger than his feet,but get that krul on a 5year contract reminds me of that danish git that won man u the title a few times,mind he is still green on edges but it will good
    isaac hunt; you are getting me scared,whitehouse rd,my dad worked there then forman at the steel works (co-op) next you will tell me you sup in the greentree&hawthorn

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Nobody had heard much of Abdoulaye Faye before we signed him and he turned out to be one of our better defenders IMO, i think we all know that big name players don’t always perform!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #23

    toonsy yeah he could be handy to have

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  • workyticket

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Big Dave // Sep 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    “and does anyone know what ever happened to carl cort ?”

    Wolves, Foxes, bit of a holiday playing in Marbella, Canaries, now Brentford BD.

    I’m pretty sure it was Marbella anyway.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Faye would have been class had he still been here now.

    I can’t actually believe how well the players we’ve let go have turned out. Milner, N’Zogbia, Bramble, Given( although always good, saves city’s ass), Rozenhal kind of.

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  • workyticket

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Oops! not paying attention there.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Cannot wait!

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  • Alex

    Sep 10, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Hope we get this lad in , he has the expierence in this division and Cathcart does not . Its a no brainer in my view . If he was Cristal palace’s player of the year in 2007 then he must be decent

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Alex // Sep 10, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Hope we get this lad in , he has the expierence in this division and Cathcart does not . Its a no brainer in my view . If he was Cristal palace’s player of the year in 2007 then he must be decent
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    I agree, plus people need to remember these are just loan players and we don’t need to keep them if they don’t perform.

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  • batty

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #30

    hes shite griffin is way above him in the pecking order and my m8 who is a reserve coach for them told me so

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  • toonsy

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Batty – Griffin aint a CB though.

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  • batty

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #32

    iam just on a boot gettin on the subs bench toonsy peckin order

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  • toonsy

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Just my opinion like, but loans are the way forward. Lets face it, as i said earlier, he was good enough for Stoke when they went up and in all honesty would only get in if Taylor/Colo get injured. Yes, its shocking that we’re now looking at players a few years ago wouldnt even have entered our heads but thats the way its is – We’re not in the prem anymore! We need to get premiership squad players in that can cover and most importantly its imperative we go up this season. Any longer out of the top flight than just this one season and i really will start worrying as key players from this season will obviously start to look to get out, one season, we tried so now we’re off sort of thing. Add to that it will be the last season of the parachute payment next season and we will really need to tighten our belts. If we do get back to the prem than we need major investment and a some luck to stay up and prevent us from becoming a yo-yo club. This relegation has put us back to the state of play we were in back in 92-93.

    On a positive side, we are top of the league and have been getting results beyond most of our expectations i think. I’d take a draw at Cardiff (I’d like all 3) and that would mean we’ve been away to 2 promotion rivals and got 2 points. If we dont get up this season we will always be in a favourable position next year as we can attract bigger gates than most and therfore generate more cash through the gates and from merchandising which will give us extra muscle, thats why Leeds have been unlucky not to get up but are still challenging.

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  • batty

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #34

    and hes struggling with his hamstring m8

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Toonsy If we dont get up this year I think it will be a fair few years before we do as you said > i really will start worrying as key players from this season will obviously start to look to get out, one season, we tried so now we’re off sort of thing.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Toonsy but i dont agree with >>
    If we dont get up this season we will always be in a favourable position next year as we can attract bigger gates than most and therfore generate more cash through the gates and from merchandising which will give us extra muscle,

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  • batty

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #37

    any way dont know why were on aboot it cos we will be lucky to get egbert spam in on loan never mind a top cd in like leon cort

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  • batty

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #38

    big dave ware did you say you were from agen m8

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 10, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Belfast well just outside it

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