Three Players Who Could Arrive At Newcastle Today


We don’t know if  Newcastle will be signing Robbie Keane before the 6:00 pm deadline this afternoon, but if he doesn’t want to come, it’s probably better that he doesn’t bother.

Robbie Keane – will he or won’t he

It’s clear that Harry Redknapp doesn’t think Robbie has a future at Tottenham, as he is trying to sign yet another striker for the north London club.

So we were a little surprised to hear last night that Robbie may want to stay at the club. It looks like Harry’s lost out on Brazilian Luis Fabiano, who agreed to a two year extension to his contract at Spanish club Sevilla yesterday, but he may still get somebody through the door by this afternoon.

Robbie Keane is such an ambitious lad, that we would be surprised if he becomes like Michael Owen, who seems willing to play a bit part at a big club who can win trophies.

So it’s up to Robbie, but if he stays put at Tottenham this season, it  could be a very disappointing season for him on the football pitch.

Newcastle may also complete the loan signing of Manchester City’s promising defender, 19 year-old Irishman Greg Cunningham, as cover for Jose Enrique, at left back.

We profiled the youngster on Sunday, and our only doubt about the loan is how many games will the youngster get on Tyneside?

Unless Jose is injured we cannot see that being too many, but he could also be a long term target for the club, and Greg has already played for Ireland a couple of times, and looks a good player in the making.

The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the reports in Holland linking Newcastle with an £8M move for Utrecht’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel are fanciful at best.

That’s mainly because of the rather large fee quoted for a 21 year-old, who of course is unproven in the Premier League.

The Journal is reporting it would be a major shock if he did arrive today, although they point out that stranger things have happened and after all, this is Newcastle. 😀

So of the three above players, it looks like Robbie is still the best bet, with young Cunningham next in line, and Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel a bit of a long shot.

Of course Newcastle could also surprise us with some other playing coming through the door, that’s always a possibility.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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47 comments so far

  • batty

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    dont think we will get any more in

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  • nufclewizc

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    i want RVW

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  • batty

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    its reported liverpool are after him

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  • nufclewizc

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    here man i can never get 1st 🙁

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  • batty

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    😆

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Im moore then happy with the window so far so if no one else comes in I wont be bothered but of course it would be nice to see one or two new faces comming in today.

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    I just think we need to get another striker in. We can’t put all the pressure on young andy yet. He will pick up injures because of the way he plays. What do you guys think??

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  • batty

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    think your right but it wont happen

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  • danf98

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    from previous blogs about robbie keane, and him being our best shot dont seem to weigh up. so if he’s our most likely to be coming in, i’ve a good feeling we wont get anyone. but tbh i’m more than happy with our team at this time.

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    1.Greg Cunningham(Most Needed)
    2.Ricky van Wolfswinkel
    3.Keane.(Least Needed)

    Based on ranking, I want a cover for LB as first priority.Then that Dutch striker if possible,then Keane.

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  • DirtyHarris

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Can’t see us getting anyone else in. I can see us using ben Arfa as a nippy striker as well as right winger now.

    Our first team line up could be;

    Harper

    Perch Williamson Colo Enrique

    Ben Arfa Barton Tiote Spidey

    Nolan

    Carroll

    I can also see Campbell coming in for Colo or Williamson sooner rather than later, Williamson has done well so far so it’s a tough call but Colo may make way. It will probably depend on who Campbell gels with in training with. CH’s comments make it sound like he see’s Campbell as starting XI.

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Btw,Lad’s…We do need to rmb we have 6strikers here in NUFC,if none goes out.

    Andy Carroll,Shola,Peter,Best,Xisco,Ranger.

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Trust in CH,

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  • wolf

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #14

    so if david graig is right there will be no players coming in,so be it,would of liked another 2 in but think we have enough to stay up.

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15

    And Ben Arfa can play as striker too,if injury crisis does happen.

    We Have sufficient Strikers already. 😉

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    Agree with you Mr Toon82,

    Another striker would be nice even though I belive Lovenkrants and Xisco are ok as backups. Even Leon Best looked ok in pre-season and we also have young Ranger to field.

    And as for Ameobi – Well… wouldnt mind cashing in on him as hes apperantly has been in CH´s office and said he should be starting and I dont want anyone to interupt the good teamspirit we currently have. And I dont see him being good enough to start either.

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    1 LB player in,i more than happy.

    Cheers. 😉

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18

    There wont be any new signings lads.

    CH has publically stated he ideally wants a left back, but how many do you know that are good enough AND prepared to play second fiddle to Enrique.

    Not many lads would want to come on loan without the guarantee of first team football.

    We will 100% not be signing that Wolfswinkel lad, pure speculation by the press.

    It’ll be a dull, dull transfer deadline day…but I’m happy with our business thus far and would be happy to be proved wrong.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #19

    Apparently CH said we are closed for business except for loo loo to go on loan.
    Might change if yids get adebayor on loan though.

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Thanks Toon Sweden77 . Robbie keane would bring another 10 goals to the team some different, or this young dutch lad. He could do well but we don’t know how long it will take for him settle. We have been there before with young overseas players look good on youtube but the prem is a different league. It can eat you up and spitt you back out. CH will get it right

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    We have Kadar and Ryan Taylor who can fill in as leftback. Dont know about you others out there but i belive they can get out there and do a good job if Enrique pics up an injuri or just needs a rest.

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  • wolf

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #22

    are these twitter guys on the money or are they just spouting shite.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Mr Toon82, Robbie Keane would be good and add goals to the team. And as you say about youngsters from overseas, RVW looks like a real prospect but look at Klaas Jan Huntelaar, great record at Ajax but what happend then? 4 diffrent clubs in 2 years..

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #24

    I agree with Angel and others. Don’t want keen (step back to the bad old days, and not needed), would love to see Cunningham or some other promising, young specialist LB.

    Rip Van Winkel – not good use of money and just press BS anyway.

    Trust in CH. If a player is needed and can be obtained without being ripped off, we’ll get him. If not, we’ll be fine with what we have.

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  • Phil K

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Agree with “If Keane is not wanting to come, then we don’t want him” that said, I remember Mickey Quinn was hanging on for a top league club when he reluctantly came to Newcastle, and he did very well, and was pleased he came.
    But if he’s got to being talked into it at 30 then really, why bother?

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Toon Sweden77 they has only been two great goalscoring forwards from the dutch league to the prem in recent years

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #27

    maybe should add that i want Keane on a one year loan without any “must-buy-clause”

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    I agree keane for a year on loan. Then look at what man city are going to throw out!!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #29

    Dirk Kuyt, Ruud Vaan Nistelrooy, Van Persie, Dennis Bergkamp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink? 🙂

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30

    Don’t think we’ll sign anymore players today. If not I’m happy apart from the LB position though Kadar is a good lad to have as cover. I think we have enough quality to get mid table. I said 46 points before the season started I think we may get nearer 56.

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #31

    bergkamp from italy and didn’t score loads of goals, kuyt doesn’t score many and plays on the right wing. I got it wrong with hasselbaink. Make that 3. lol

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Ah my bad – cant read.. 🙂

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  • Gazzzz

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #33

    I’ve just heard a rumour that Heskey is in town……I hope that’s all it is though, a rumour!
    Certa Cito

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  • nufclewizc

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #34

    if theres no news before 1 o’clock then were getting no one

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  • Black and white

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #35

    What about Santa Cruz? we have been heavily linked with him for the past few weeks, he would be a perfect player to rotate with Carrol to prevent injurie building up?

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  • dublin mag steve

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #36

    dont forget pierre van hoojdonk i think he held his own

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  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Great Goalscorers

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  • howay man

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #38

    Royston Drenthe is available!

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  • Ericles

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #39

    Agreed Phil K.

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  • danf98

    Aug 31, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    bergkamp is dutch, but agree on the goals front, well he scored lots for ajax just not arsenal aha.

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