Stoke Want £2M For Beattie To Fund Andy Carroll Bid


Stoke City will not sell James Beattie to Blackburn Rovers for anything less than £2M.

James Beattie – 32 year-old is way past his best

Blackburn’s manager Sam Allardyce is said to be keen on the experienced striker, although we’re not sure why, since James seems way past his best.

Beattie  has not looked a good player for the last year and could never get a starting position at Stoke City.

Beattie has started just 25 games for Stoke following his £3.5M transfer from Sheffield United last season, and we have to think another Championship club should try to get James, because he’s showed he can score goals in the English second division.

Tony Pulis rates the 32-year-old at around £2m, and the news still going around is that Pulis could use that money to tempt Newcastle United for their star 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll.

But even a £7M bid for Andy will be flatly  turned down by the Tyneside club, because two players manager Chris Hughton will not let go this summer are two of our local lads – Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor.

So we think the Stoke manager will be wasting his time.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #1

    So they think they can get Carrol from us !?

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  • TheHeyman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Can’t blame stoke for trying but they will have to use the 2milllion on some one else. They obviously read the press to think that it’s worth a try but not even MA is stupid enough to sell (i hope).

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  • TheHeyman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #3

    I mean that I hope MA is not that stupid

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  • coxonfamily

    Jun 14, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Surely they would only sell one of their players to fund their chance of ours… if they had already agreed a price. :S

    I hope not lol

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  • Ericles

    Jun 14, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Is this where we have come to – the likes of Stoke thinking they can even consider buying the likes of Carroll? Carroll and Steven Taylor this season can be seen as possible England contenders not relegation scrappers with Stoke.

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    if stoke make a canny offer will ashley be able to resist it,i doubt it..

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  • NUFCELITE

    Jun 14, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    hitman why arnt u on workys blog ya blittle fat bloater

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    got banned over the moon like to much of a ashley love feat over there..

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    *fest

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  • NUFCELITE

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #10

    so its not because your a tottal knob then

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #11

    alright batty

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  • NUFCELITE

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    hitman lol

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  • NUFCELITE

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    u had me in stitches last night

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14

    fkin sick of it batty,you have worky slagging off geordies.to much ashley loving for me..

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  • bill

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Hitman:

    We should start a LUHA campaign “Love United Hate Ashley”.

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  • hitman

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #16

    aye bill lol

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  • Robin_S

    Jun 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #17

    I think given MA’s take on NUFC he has probably already told CH he can sell to buy and that means anyone. I don’t think MA gives a hoot about who plays for us merely what they cost.
    Fortunately CH has a little savvy and will not let him go. As for the player himself why move to a club with no more promise than your own?.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 14, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    can’t allardyce buy Best instead ? 0.5m should do it

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  • Thump

    Jun 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #19

    @Rotonda: He can have him for 50p if he wants him.

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  • Sav

    Jun 15, 2010 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #20

    I’ll donate the 50p if he comes up short.

    Beattie had a ‘best’ that he’s now past, Ed?
    I must’ve missed it.

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