Doubts About LuaLua Loan To Brighton – But It’s Going Ahead


There were some concerns today, that Brighton and Hove Albion’s attempt to take 19 year-old Kazenga LuaLua on loan from Newcastle, had again become uncertain.

Kazenga LuaLua – while on loan at Brighton last seaosn

Apparently the Seagulls had expected LuaLua to travel south yesterday, ready to complete the move this morning, but the player, who was Newcastle’s Man of the Match against Accrington Stanley last Wednesday, was still in Newcastle this morning.

Brighton manager Poyet has been after LuaLua throughout the summer, after the excellent form of the player during 11 appearances for Albion towards the end of last season on loan.

Chris Hughton yesterday confirmed that LuaLua would be rejoining Albion until January, and Poyet had earlier said about LuaLua:

“Everybody knows what Kaz is capable of producing, from his successful spell with us last year.”

“We know what he brings, he will give us another attacking dimension with his pace.”

But all seems well this morning as Kazenga has told The Argus local paper down there,  that the paperwork will be faxed to Newcastle’s training ground for him to sign before he travels south today.

LuaLua confirmed to The Argus this morning:

“I am coming down today.”

There seems to have been renewed doubts and frustration within the Seagulls club last night,  about whether the deal would be completed, but hey, these things happen, and if Chris Hughton says it will happen, he’s a man of his word.

We have to think this is a good deal for all three parties.

Comments welcome.


35 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Not so sure this is a great move for him.

    Low level of footballing and I think he’s very close to our first team, certainly as capable as Routledge from what I’ve seen.

    Still, he’ll get games under his belt.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    ‘the paperwork will be faxed to Newcastle’s training ground..’

    Part of me understands why Poyet has been so concerned.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Whays the latest on S taylor I seen no news yesterday?

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4

    S Taylor is presently tiling my bathroom, so don’t disturb him as he’s charging by the hour…

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  • wolf

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    i would of liked lualua to be given a chance here,but he will get first team football down there..

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    … and don’t tell Hoots as he’s supposed to be on the sick!

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    In sure he’s not cheap I hear he over charges and isn’t just quite as good as he thinks he is

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Some weird rumor saying eden Hazard?? 😯

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  • tiki_toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    just got HBA, wouldn’t need a Hazard type player… but wouldn’t say no as he’s quality

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    BT@7: Worse still I’ve just caught him grouting with missus Beefheart. I wouldn’t care if he’d actually done a neat job.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Grouting the wife!! I’d “floor” him!! He has a glass Jaw. Seriously what’s the latest anyone good player wouldn’t like to see him go

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  • newcastle10

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #12

    alan shearer favourite to get southamton job

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  • Stuart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Shearers too comfortable on the MOTD sofa.

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  • howay man

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    I was expecting at least 5-6 transfer rumours flying around by this time, nothing so far with 5 and a half hours to go. come on chris we are still 2 players short!

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  • tiki_toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    i think we’re done for new players in… 1 if we’re lucky but no idea who that’ll be…

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  • howay man

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    does anyone know about this boukhelifa?

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  • Stuart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m hoping for at least 1 surprise signing before the window closes like.

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  • newcastle10

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    ROBBIE KEANE would be nice

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  • Stuart

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #19

    I dunno like, if its true that RK isnt keen on coming to newcastle then I don’t think we should get him. At the minute we have a squad of players that 100% want to play for the toon.

    I don’t want RK to come in if isnt of the same mind like.

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #20

    If we were to sign a left-back & a striker we would actually have 3 pretty decent teams:

    ………………….Harper……………………………

    R.Taylor…..Williamson…..Coloccini…..Enrique

    Routledge….Nolan……..Tiote……….Ben Arfa

    …………Carroll…………….?????????…………….

    2nd Line-up:

    ………………………Krul……………………………….

    Perch……S.Taylor……Campbell……?????????

    Guthrie……Barton……Smith……..Jonas

    …………..Ameobi……………..Lovenkrands

    3rd Line-up:

    ……………………Soderberg…………………………

    Simpson….Tavernier…….Kadar……Ferguson

    Donaldson…..Gosling……Vuckic……Xisco

    ……………Ranger………………Best………………..

    That’s three decent teams, not including Forster, LuaLua, Inman, Zamblera, Tozer etc. Things are starting to look pretty good!

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  • howay man

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #21

    where are the rumours? deadline day is normally crackers from start to finish. im beggining to think we are done

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  • Sav

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Is Wayne Groutledge giving ST a hand?

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  • wolf

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #23

    yeah,with david graig saying were done(he might be a bellend but he will know whats going on behind the scenes at the club),its not looking good on new players coming in

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  • tiki_toon

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #24

    @ toon_barry… besides carroll barton has been our stand out! first team would more be like;

    ………………….Harper……………………………

    Williamson…..Campbell…..Coloccini…..Enrique

    Ben Arfa….Barton……..Tiote……….Jonas

    …………Carroll…………….Nolan?…………….

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Just heard a rumour that JLloyd Samuel is on his way out of Bolton, as he is now 4th choice leftback behind Alonso, Robinson & Gardner. Would he be a good player to buy as back-up to Enrique?? I think he probably would, if we loan a young player such as Greg Cunningham we might have to guarantee them games!

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  • thud and blunder

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #26

    @ tiki_toon

    Williamson at right back??? not a chance

    Team against Blackpool I think will be

    ………………………..Harper

    Perch…….Williamson….Colo……Enrique

    Routledge…Smith……Barton…..Jonas

    ……………………..Nolan

    …………………Carroll

    Bench: Krul, Raylor, Campbell, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Ameobi

    Tiote and Ben Arfa will prbs come on for debuts

    And Newcastle wont sign anyone today I think

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #27

    @tiki_toon…. Looks a good line-up aswell mate, mine aren’t set in stone, just to show how good our squad is starting to look.

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  • howay man

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #28

    it seems that we are still in for Keane so we must still be after a striker. and we still havent got a back up left back. so surely chris isnt 100% satisfied with business just yet.

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  • toonruz

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #29

    robbie keane should sign b4 4 pm today on loan

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  • wolf

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #30

    really thought he didnt want to come here toonruz

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  • colwell

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #31

    For once in I don`t remember how long I actually don`t mind if anyone else comes in or not. We have probably made the best signing of the summer in Benny and apart from Perch who`s got a way to go yet the players CH has got in are realy,realy good. Beginning of the season I had a gut feeling we weren`t going to be good enough for this league but now I realy think we can finish mid table, Bring on the Seasiders.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah ^

    I think we now have a v.decent premier league side. I would be happy with anything from 14th – 17th but theres part of me that looks at our possible first team and thinks ‘hang on… if we look as good on the pitch as we do on paper we could finish top half’

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #33

    There are rumours circulating saying jenas is coming back to newcastle, cant see that one myself, i think we have enough central midfielders. And on our current squad, the only doubts I have, is about our ability to score goals when we are dominating games, we could do with an out and out goalscorer to play with carroll really, apart from that im happy with our squad, the only players I would make available for transfer if there was interest, are:- ameobi, xisco, best, and smith

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 31, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #34

    And also ben arfa apparently wont be available for the blackpool game, due to lack of match practice, they dont even think he will make the bench, tiote will be available, was hoping ben arfa would play 🙁

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  • baro

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #35

    He is a real talent but good move for him.

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