Hughton Talks About Kadar, Harper, S Taylor, Forster And Raul


It turns out that the Hungarian Under-21 international Tamas Kadar is struggling with another groin problem, which is why he missed the 3-0 win at Carlisle United last Saturday afternoon.

Tamas Kadar – out a few weeks with groin strain

Chris talked about Kadar with the Evening Chronicle today:

“Tamas will be out for a few weeks. He’s picked up a groin injury.” “But as far as Steven Taylor is concerned, we’re still assessing him.”

That leaves Newcastle just a little bit short at the back, but with James Perch being brought in, we still have Perch, Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson fit and available

And it may be that young Newcastle U18 youth team captain Jeff Henderson could make an appearance at Carrow Road on Saturday.

And despite the reports in the papers about Harper being injured, caused by a statement by Burnley manager Brian Laws yesterday, it looks like Steve is just fine, as Chris said today:

“There are no problems for Steve Harper. He came through the game at Carlisle OK.”

With Harper and Krul getting run-outs last Saturday we think Fraser Forster will start the game against his loan club of last season, Norwich City, and he’s likely to get a terrific reception from their excellent fans.

It may also be he could get a full 90 minutes form Chris Hughton to weigh him ufully, after being out on loan all last season at Bristol Rovers (4) and then Norwich City (42), making 46 appearances in total.

And with the reports this morning of Newcastle being interested in 33 year-old Real Madrid striker, Raul, Chris said:

“I think that one is nothing more than fantasy football.”

We reported on the supposed interest of Newcastle in Raul, but the club is no longer interested in bringing big name players to Newcastle, who are way past their best, and who demand huge wages at the end of their careers.

That’s just one reason we’d be surprised if Sol Campbell ever shows up at St. James’ Park, despite the constant news in the media that he will be joining the Tyneside club.

But we’ll see – Chris hasn’t denied interest in Campbell – yet.

Comments welcome.

Written from London, England.



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115 comments so far

  • Simon-toon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Raul would demand sky high wages and is past his best in my view. I read on skyports.com that Dan Gosling will sign a 4 year deal in the next 24 hours

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  • joycey2k9

    Jul 21, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Just herd on skysports that we are interested in Flamini from AC and Ben arfa in France with both open to a move 🙂

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  • Shearer

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Oooo Kadar with another Injury 🙁 and I’d Love to see F.Forster Against Nowrich!! 🙂

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  • jackdnufc

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #4

    As I said a couple of articles back I think that Sol would be a good acusition for the club for a few reasons, again, though, wage depending. Pleased that the Gosling episode will be over shortly too, will be very happy indeed to see him in a toon shirt.

    I can’t believe that Raul is only 33!! Seems like he should be at least 40!!

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  • Chris F

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #5

    difference between campbell and Raul is that Campbell has bags of prem experience, and would be ideal for helping the younger defenders in the squad.

    Raul, in his day, was undoubtedly one of the finest players in the world, but I couldn’t see him coming in and making a claim for a place week-in, week-out. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be happy if we signed him, just on the off-chance he could do “a Zola” and have a kind of second coming in his latter years, but I’m not convinced he would.

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  • Simon-toon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Jackdnufc

    I also think Campbell wud be a good addition was brilliant end of last season 4 arsenal

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    anyone else see on skysports website in the transfer centre today we are also being linked with Mathieu Flamini at AC Milan???Interesting, although can’t see it happening, if I remember rightly he was top class at arsenal, yeah? Surely his age though goes against our new transfer policies though! I’d probs take him….

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesus, just realised Flamini is only 26…i thought he was older! would be an amazing signing, although really REALLY can’t see us signing anyone of that calibre TBH!!!

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #9

    where is thomas hitzlsperger these days? I know he’s older, but another player I’d have in toon

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  • Chris F

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #10

    i can’t see us signing Flamini purely because we already have so many central midfielders at the club.

    I agree he’d be a quality signing, but unless we move on a couple of midfielders, can’t see it happening.

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #11

    i know we have alot of midfielders, but i really don’t see alot of creativity in there and can see us being over-ran in many games this season, mainly due to the lack of pace…barton, smith, nolan, guthrie, all very slow and even gosling (if he signs) is not the quickest. Routledge and Guttierez are all we have in midfield, but they’re wingers. I’m not convinced by our centre-mid, everywhere else I’m actually rather happy with, although cover would be nice at left back!

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  • petey

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Yea although flamini would be a mint signing, i dont see him having a spot. We have quite a few midfielders in Nolan Guthrie and Barton that are all very good as well in comparison to Flamini.

    good player though and young enough, plus a bad season at AC means he cud be cheap

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    why did flamini leave arsenal? could see him going back there TBH, unless there was some kind of fall-out?

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  • aguero10

    Jul 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Why don’t we go after Marko Pantelic he’s available on a free after leaving Ajax. He’s 31 but he’s a Serbian international and better than we already have, he has to be worth a shot as we need an experienced striker as i don’t think Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Carroll, Best or Ranger can be relied on in the Premier League to get goals consistently.

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  • G

    Jul 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Flamini left Arsenal because he was trying to lose the ‘Utility’ player tag, if memory serves. I wouldn’t mind him in our team, although I would prefer a central midfielder who scores goals, something Flamini has always found hard to come by in there. Still, we have Nolan for the goals, and Flamini’s assist ratio isnt bad at all.

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  • aguero10

    Jul 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Actually Flamini left Arsenal because they offered him ‘only’ 50k a week. There’s no chance of him coming to Newcastle

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  • baro

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Flamini would be an absolutely excellent signing. He has a staggering long range shot. Also can somebody give me a link to us being linked with Hatem Ben Arfa?

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  • baro

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    aguero10

    Seriously Pantellic. Did you see him in the World cup for Serbia? He was absolute trash and garbage. Did manage to get 1 goal out of nearly 20 chances. And he is 31.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #19

    3 weeks at the weekend to the start of the season , we really need to get a move on if we going to get some bodys in , and despite all the optimism on here we are in desperate need of fresh blood because the football last season was dreadful and we will get raped next season if we play at that level

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  • baro

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Skysports confirmed that Dan Gosling will officially be a Newcastle player within 24 hours. So when you wake up tomorrow morning expect a new signing.

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  • hayward223

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Flamini had one excellant season just before he left for AC and he thought he was good enough to be earning Fabregas wages which Wenger disagreed with. He hasnt done anythin at AC and I personally dont think hes that good.

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  • hayward223

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Didnt Hitzlsperger go to West Ham also?

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  • MacToon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #23

    A-W-C, how I see it is we can play like the first half last saturday, with no imagination, poor passing and pretty poor all round. Bit like we did the first half of last season. Or

    We can play like we did in the second half, with a little flair, pace and more creativity, a little like the 2nd half of last season.

    The difference imo, Barton and Guthrie with Routledge creating from the right.

    Our first 11 are not too bad but once they start to drop away to injury or dip in form we will really struggle. So we still need probably 3 new faces (not counting Gosling and he won’t play ’til December anyway) and the sooner they the come in the better.

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  • baro

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Takayuki Morimoto Japanese youngster super fast signs with Newcastle?

    http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=386&fid=185&sty=2&act=1&mid=2120861331

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #25

    think that may be rubbish baro….didn’t realise it’s so close to start of the season, new signings need to come in quick to get some pre-season underway and to fit in….where do skysports get their info from? I used to take them as a reliable source, but it seems they’re the only one’s who heard about the flamini and the other guy (cant remember name!) rumour….hmmm, i reckon we’ll re-sign jon barnes, stuart pearce n ian rush on deadline day, 10 million each…n silvio maric on a free

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Hatem Ben Arfa….thats the other bloke, and these come from supposed ‘French sources’….haha, i love football

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #27

    speaking of barnes, rush and pearce, were they not the biggest joke signings of all? i mean, they’re legends, but they were all over 50 when we signed them! Or maybes a shade younger….

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #28

    An American decided to write a book about famous churches around The world.

    So, he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he
    would start by working his way across the USA from South to North.

    On his first day, he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed
    a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read ‘$10,000 per
    call’.

    The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by What the
    telephone was used for.

    The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that For $10,000
    you could talk to God.

    The American thanked the priest and went along his way.

    Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same
    looking golden telephone with the same sign under it.

    He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and he
    asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.

    She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he
    could talk to God.

    ‘O.K., thank you,’ said the American.

    He then travelled all across America, Europe, England, Japan, and New
    Zealand.

    In every church he saw the same looking golden telephone with the same
    ‘$US10, 000 per call’ sign under it.

    The American decided to travel to Newcastle to see if Geordies had The same
    phone.

    He arrived at Central Station in Newcastle and again, in the first church he
    entered, there was the same looking golden telephone, but this time the sign
    under it read ’40 Pence per call.’

    The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. ‘Father,
    I’ve travelled all over the world and I’ve seen this same golden telephone
    in many churches. I’m told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all of
    them price was $10,000 per call.

    Why is it so cheap here?’

    The priest smiled and answered, ‘you’re in Newcastle now, son – “This is
    Heaven,” so it’s a local call’.

    KEEP SMILING

    If you are proud to be a Geordie pass this on!

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #29

    roblee7 – ‘French sources’ must be code for players agent

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  • aguero10

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Baro did you see Rooney in the world cup? I don’t judge a player on a world cup or a tournament i have seen him play in the Bundesliga for Hertha Berlin and also for Ajax last season and he’s better than the like of Lovenkrands and Best.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #31

    i reckon we could face a backlash from rooney’s poor world cup, if he plays

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #32

    i remember before the world cup started chris hughton said their was a specific player they would be watching. does anyone know who this might have been?

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  • roblee7

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #33

    emile heskey

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  • Colombus

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Morimoto currently plays for Catania and he has 1 year left of his contract. Signed a three year contract in 2008. Does this make him a possible signing for us? Can anyone here speculate on what he would cost? I think he would be an immense signing if we got him. I’ve seen him on 4-5 occasions and everytime he has impressed me a lot. And he is only 22!

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #35

    not to mention the money we would get from japan colombus. we seem to be linked with alot of players with one year left, obviously they are a bit cheaper at this stage of their contracts, so it makes sence.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #36

    i hope thats a joke roblee7. i assume it is someone playing abroad. the staff should know all about players in this country

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  • Colombus

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #37

    are you thinking of selling effects on the japanese market slazberger? I actually felt my heart pass a few beats when I heard Morimotos name mentioned as it actually seemed like a possible signing… But is he? He plays for a small club like Catania and would probably relish the oppurtunity to play for a big crowd in the prem!?

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  • Oba

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Morimoto couldn’t even get in the Japan starting team ahead of a couple players who play in their domestic league.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #39

    what would you lot think of a bid for a man city striker on loan Jo or Bellamy, i think its worth a try seen as they seem to be looking to buy a couple of strikers.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40

    yeah Colombus. i think that is a major reason teams have taken a gamble on players from that part of the world.

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