Do Newcastle Want Wayne Bridge On Loan?


There is news today in the Daily Mail that Newcastle  have made an inquiry to take 30 year-old left-back Wayne Bridge on loan from Manchester City.

Wayne Bridge – on loan to Newcastle?

Wayne Bridge was a transfer target when Bobby Robson managed Newcastle and we even had an £8M bid for the player turned down (2003) by Southampton when he was a lot younger.

But the worrying thing about Wayne these days, is that he’s always injured, and Man City manager Roberto Mancini has often moaned about that.

So we have no idea if this report has any truth in it at all, because Bridge would be a name you could easily link with Newcastle, whether the story is true or not.

The conventional wisdom is that Alan Pardew wants a left back as cover for Jose Enrique, but we doubt whether Wayne Bridge fits into that role.

If he comes to Newcastle on loan, Wayne would hardly get any games at left back,  unless Jose was injured, or unless Alan played him out on the left wing.

Southampton-born Wayne has played 36 times for England with one goal, and has 376 first class club games to his  credit,  with 6 goals.

What do you think about this news?

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • munch27

    Jan 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Bridge aint gonna come unless guaranteed starts so where would that leave jose , left winger role for jose maybe pushing jonas over to the right?

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #2

    could warm the bench

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #3

    how will we pay his inflated wages. Wet ham were willing to pay 95k, they were turned down.

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    This is rubbish.. Not going to happen.

    He’ll want first team and no way over Jose Enrique!

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Would be funny to see Carroll screw his missus though!!!

    😉

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle may. I don’t.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Munch27 my thoughts exactly Jose on wing would be great to see bridge left back but I would drop jonas he is pants

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  • Ericles

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Just another media story. No way over Jose!

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  • listie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    SSN Peter Taylor has turned down a move to us to be AP assistant

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  • callie9

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    bollocks, hes overpaid and not as good as jose

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    hahahhaha…no way bridge, too old and may make chaos at dressing room with his dreaming leader coz of his age.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Brettoon, think Bridge would have to keep his eye on S. Taylor rather than Carroll.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    We dont need a LB, we have El Toro and Ferguson as back up, not to mention Perch being able to play there too.

    The only Bridge we need is over the Tyne!

    He would cause far too much trouble in the dressing room and is the type of player who would upset moralle.

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  • Alinufc

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #14

    @NUFC_Richygo1 and we also have kadar

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  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #15

    wayne bridge can play left of midfield aswell, hes done it many times at chelsea and city. striker main priority.

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    @NUFC_Richyg01 and @14Alinufc

    at the moment we only have one first team left back in the squad and that is jose. perch is getting investigated by the police for impersonation of a footballer along side best. Ferguson is good however he is not in the first team and i cant see pardew picking him even tho he should be in the team and kadar is a centre half .

    so bridge would be a good signing because you could play bridge and left back and jose left wing because jose is are best player when he gets on the ball and we need to get him on the ball more and it would solve the left wing problem.

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  • UpdaToon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t think we have a chance of getting him even if we wanted.

    http://www.cleansheetsallround.co.uk/2010/12/la-liga-news-valencia-consider-wayne-bridge-deal

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  • Thump

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Bridge LB, Enrique LW/LM, Jonas on right, Joey moving out right when necessary.

    Couldn’t be any worse than what have right now.

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