Is Kris Boyd Already On Tyneside And Ready To Sign?

There are rumors circulating on Tyneside and have been aired on the local radio channels, that Rangers’ striker Kris Boyd has been seen at the Benton training ground today.

Kris Boyd – already on Tyneside?

Rumors will be rife at Newcastle in the summer, and as Chris Hughton has said – about 99% of them will be nonsense.   But Chris was interested in Kris early last season, and the 26 year-old is available on a free transfer at the end of June.

He had told friends – so another rumor goes – that he would prefer to sign for Birmingham, so he could get back to playing for his former Scotland manager Alex McLeish.  However, with Birmingham having just signed 29 year-old Serbia striker Nikola Zigic from Valencia today, for an undisclosed fee, it could be that Birmingham have given up on the Scottish International.

The striker is a typical goal-poacher, and in 193 games for Rangers has scored 128 goals – and yes we know it’s much easier to score in the Scottish Premier than in the English Premier – but at least it shows the lad has an eye for goal, and we think he could be a good addition to the Newcastle squad.

Andy Carroll can set up lots of chances with his heading ability in the box, and maybe Kris is just the type of player to poke them into the goal, without ceremony.

Kris will cost nothing – and of course his wages will not be too high either, so we would be quite pleased if  Hughton nabs this player.

But it’s  rumors right now – but hopefully Chris Hughton will clear it up tomorrow  –   if Chris doesn’t deny it – then there may even be something to this.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • JSYproject

    May 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #1

    goal record speaks for its self.. if he adapts well to the premier league he could be prolific although not heard anything positive about the rest of his game tho or his attitude for that matter. still could be a brilliant bit of business on a free.. if he flops we could sell him back to rangers for a few million

  • wilkyvondooom

    May 26, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #2


  • Craigg

    May 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Wheres this David Wheater news ??

    I think Boyd would be a good signing on a freebie, We lack a finisher and dont listen to what that window licker Nicholas say on steelings muppet show.

    Any news on these apparant bids for Pratley and Onouha

  • Toon-Army

    May 26, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #4

    where is the news on wheater joining on friday?? cant find anything.?

  • pizzicatochan

    May 26, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Rumors are still rumors. I will believe it when CH holds a conference with Boyd (or any other players) participating in.

  • Mac

    May 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t see it somehow to be honest. Not too sure if i’d really want him. We do have Carroll unless he gets sent down or we’re selling him and Boyd is his replacement.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    May 26, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t say I know a thing about Boyd as I don’t follow the SPL. I hope his attitude is decent, or the squad will (hopefully) knock him into shape or push him out.

    Either way, it’s hard to lose as JSYProject #1 says – if he flops, sell him for a profit.

    Could this spell the end for Best..?

  • Bucks mag

    May 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Pretty happy about this if true.

  • Geordie_Pants

    May 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #9

    What would you do if best scored 25 goals next season ???? 🙂

  • ToonKelaz

    May 26, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #10

    if he’s free you can’t really complain

  • Craigg

    May 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Sacrifice a dozen Jack Russels and convert to Islam

  • Toonmania

    May 26, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Best might score 25 goals next season IF we loaned pref sold him to accrington stanley, but with the best will in the world he ain’t going to do it in the PL you would be very lucky if he got 10 goals and i think that is pushing it

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 26, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Good bit of business, on a free and won’t take ridiculous wages… if he is a flop it happens, sell him and move on! Please please please let this mean the end for Best!

  • baro

    May 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #14

    He is a really excellent goalscorer appearantly by his goalscoring record. Hope we get him. I rare player you would find on a free.

  • Rich TOON Bristol

    May 26, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #15

    people keep slating his ability because of him being unproven in the epl, are these the same people that were over the moon at the idea of signing beckford? Correct me if im wrong but i’d say even the spl is higher standard that league 1??

  • baro

    May 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM

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  • baro

    May 26, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Where is all this Kris Boyd and David Wheater news coming from? Can somebody please tell me? Would be nice to know?

  • fongct

    May 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #18

    hope that is true

  • The Carnivorous Badger

    May 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #19

    baro – its coming from that magic carpet of news transportation, from er… my mates brothers best friends wifes sisters gardeners favourite zookeepers mate who swears that he once bumped into God or Jesus, who then told him every single transfer that is going to happen in the next ten years.

    Otherwise known as

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #20

    baro comment 15- I would say if we want to be at our best in the Prem then >>





  • baro

    May 26, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Turkish Magpie

    I would really love it if Steven Harper retires, which doesn’t really look like it, and Krul takes over. Tim Krul has more potential than ever. He is absolute beast. Magnificent reflexes and always hyped up which team spirit needs, and that is where Newcastle are about. Harper had a really good season of course. But, Krul would of done really better. Just start Krul. I would prefer younger and better than oldddddd and good.

  • Newutd

    May 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s with sadness i say this…

    Nathan Scott

    “We have two scouts at Norway – Montenegro on Saturday apparently, Norman Wooster and another. Not really a transfer rumour or anything, just canny to know where we’re scouting so we can make stuff up regarding who we might be watching.”

    Guess it could be Huseklepp and Skjelbred.

    Huseklepp has his moments but in general he is unstabil and poor in front of goal. Don’t think he will make it in PL.

    Skjelbred was a fantastic talent, but he hasn’t really had the development everybody hoped for and expected. Has been rather mediocre, and as everyone knows – he never scores.

  • G-Man

    May 27, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #23

    I hate to say it , but we need a Craig Bellamy tight of centre forward to play up front with young Andy, think Lovenkrands will mainly be used as a sub next season……….

  • Robbanufc

    May 27, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #24

    Skjelbred is still a fantastic talent, but he needs to get out of norway to develop further. Would love it if we bought him + he’s a newcastle fan! However Huseklepp can stay at Brann for all I care.. Hope they’ll get relegated 😀

    And Newutd, there can be several players from the Norway and Montenegro international squads we’re looking at 🙂


    May 27, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #25

    bring on boyd… for a free, he’s clearly got skill… and he wont ask for too much pay wise… cant go wrong… hope we get the lad

  • baro

    May 27, 2010 at 4:18 AM

    Comment #26

    I think he is ours and ready to score some goals for us 🙂

  • Newutd

    May 27, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #27


    “Apparently #nufc have denied the Boyd story, so make of that what you will. They definitely denied it a couple of weeks ago.”

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 27, 2010 at 7:53 AM

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  • Toon Sweden77

    May 27, 2010 at 7:54 AM

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 27, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Toon Sweden

    I think you’ re spot on. We need a fast guy to play off Carroll. Ideally a younger version of Lovenkrands. I’m not sure Boyd would bring this.

    What is obvious though, is that Carroll, Loven, Shola and Best aren’t going to strike fear in to too many opponents.

    I always thought Carroll & Ranger could be good and I’d much rather send Best on loan than Ranger. Ranger has potential, I’m not sure what Best has. Bit of a panic buy by Hughton.

    Doesn’t Boyd allegedly have a bit of an attitude problem ?

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #31

    I just copied from Baro´s comment above and filled in S Taylor to the right, Mike, Colo and Routledge. Agree about Best but he is on our books now so its just to support him as a member of Newcastle United.

    Its even nice to have Barton, Vuckic and Smith covering central midfield.

  • The Entertainers

    May 27, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Would be pleased if this signing came off.

    Hes different from our other strikers, their were times last season we would have wollaped teams if we had a striker / poacher.

    I dont for one moment think we will be playing with 2 strikers for the majority of the games next season and Boyd off the bench or at home aginst ‘weaker’ teams will provide spark and represent a danger with throw balls.

    We have Guthrie, Routledge and Jonas who love playing balls behind the defenders and we saw that this was not Carrolls strength.

    Happy days from this fan

  • Ericles

    May 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Boyd has been described as a box player and little contribution on other parts of the pitch or other episodes of the game as a whole. Even the Scots pay him more than CH will be allowed to. Another media pot boiler this one.


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