Many Players Already Linked With Newcastle


Today is the day when Alan Pardew sits down with Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias,  to trash out exactly who Newcastle will go after in the January transfer window.

Alan Pardew – will create list with LLambias today

And this window could be as important as last year’s was,  but in this case it’s to strengthen the squad to ensure that we survive in the Premier League this season.

We’ve never thought there was any chance of LA Galaxy star David Beckham joining Newcastle on loan, yes it would have been exciting for the Newcastle area to have David Beckham in our midst, but for only three months he wouldn’t be a good use of very limited funds.

But there could have been bets placed on how many times a David Beckham cross was headed home by big Andy Carroll – quite a few we would think.

But as we all know, Newcastle are now a lot more pragmatic than when Freddy Shepherd was running the club.

It’s really a toss up as to who the Newcastle targets could be, but the Evening Chronicle today is mentioning that both Manchester City players Roque Santa Cruz and Shaun Wright-Phillips would be more than keen to join the Magpies on loan, if the Newcastle club was interested.

Certainly we could see Wright-Phillips doing a job for Newcastle, and also Tottenham midfielder David Bentley, who also remains a possibility for Pardew.

Alan Pardew was asked if Newcastle were even close to bringing a player into the club today, and this is what he said:

“Not really, there is nothing imminent.” “We will sit down today and discuss tactics and make phone calls.”

“We have made some, and we will make some more.” “We will try to get a general feel for what is best for Newcastle in the window.”

There are many players we have been linked with, and here is a short and incomplete list of some of those players we have been linked with and currently play in England:

Wayne Bridge – Man City
Roque Santa Cruz – Man City
Shaun Wright-Phillips – Man City
Adam Johnson – Man City
Robbie Keane – Tottenham
Niko Kranjcar – Tottenham
Jamie O’Hara – Tottenham
David Bentley – Tottenham
Max Gradel – Leeds
Jason Puncheon – Southampton
Darren Pratley – Swansea
David Jones – Wolves

The last one on the list there – David Jones of Wolves – could be a terrific signing, because his contract runs out in the summer, and he still hasn’t signed an extension at Wolves.

David is an excellent passer of the ball, and would certainly strengthen the  Newcastle squad.

But there are a few good players in that list above, but our major concern in just how many of them could Newcastle afford to bring to Tyneside.

Comments always welcome.



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244 comments so far

  • alex84

    Jan 4, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #1

    id like to see Carlos Vela on loan, bentley on a permanent and the PSG winger come in.

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  • daNufc

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Bentley – Wright Phillips – Santa Cruz and a Left sided defender as cover for Jose – I know we have Perch but its not natural for him and could cost us points down the line-

    Harper/Krul

    Simpson Saylor Colo Jose (Can’t remember when we last had a defence that picked itself)

    Bentley Barton Tiote Wright Phillips (Till Ben Arfa is fit)

    Santa Cruz and Carroll (Possibly drop Santa Cruz in away games for Nolan)

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  • ginkoh

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Just sign Ben Arfa and another prospect is good enough for me.

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  • TheScottishGeordie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Sessegnon

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  • Alinufc

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #5

    i would take adam johnson any day

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #6

    a say sign.. Bentley(perm) Charlie Austin(perm)
    Vela(loan) and see about Aanholt(loan)..
    would be cheaper than signing Robbie keane aswel nd we get 2 good strikers who are more than capable, only reason ive says sign 2 is because Austin might need a little gelling in time and in the time he’s settling into premier league Carlos Vela will be smashing them in alongside Carroll then next season Austin will smash them in for fun =] if we want austin and try leavin it til end of season then he will be snapped up by another club this window for sure

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Wayne Bridge – Man City – No
    Roque Santa Cruz – Man City – No – Would rock the boat too much.
    Shaun Wright-Phillips – Man City – Yes LW
    Adam Johnson – Man City – Not gonna happen
    Robbie Keane – Tottenham – No – Too Old
    Niko Kranjcar – Tottenham – No – Inconsistent
    Jamie O’Hara – Tottenham – No – We already have loads of midfielders
    David Bentley – Tottenham – Yes RW
    Max Gradel – Leeds – Yes Future/Backup
    Jason Puncheon – Southampton – Yes Future/Depth
    Darren Pratley – Swansea – Yes Future/Depth
    David Jones – Wolves – No – We already have loads of midfielders

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #8
  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Stephane Sessegnon is too expensive and isnt even that good plays in the same role as Ben Arfa and Ben Arfa is 10x better so no thanks ad rather keep the £7mill and buy bentley and austin, poss even get jarvis if we got any spare

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Shaun Wright Phillips doesnt play LW, would be as much use ther as jonas, hes good at goin down the right cos he holds the line and crosses if he was on the left he would hav to cut inside all time to attempt a cross like jonas does

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Johnson staying with City
    City won’t contemplate letting England international leave:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12876_6634654,00.html

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Carlos Vela:

    Arsene Wenger says whoever can offer the most first-team football will secure the Arsenal attacker. Bolton Wanderers are among the clubs to have shown an interest in signing the Mexican.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #13

    also richy? how come we have too many midfielders for jamie o’hara to come but u would take pratley who isnt as good and is older ?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Niko Kranjcar:

    Harry Redknapp insists he wants out-of-favour winger Niko Kranjcar to stay with Tottenham.

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #15

    http://www.nufcblog.info/ New blog incase any 1 fancys a change .

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #16

    @ GeordieToon89 // Jan 4, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Im not only looking at who we would want, but also who would be viable, do you see MA splashing cash on OHara when he could pick up Pratley for less?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    a see what you mean mate was just with you saying we had too many midfielders so yah wouldnt take o’hara but then you would take pratley.. but i do agree if you mean on the financial sense ha.. u read the london papers about Carroll? read one earlier they prepared to offer £8million plus Crouch Keane and Bentley

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #18
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    @ GeordieToon89 // Jan 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    I just read this about Carroll:

    Harry Redknapp will offer the Magpies Robbie Keane, David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar in return for the 21 year old front man or if they prefer, a straight cash offer of around £22m.

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  • JSYproject

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #20

    RICHY.. swp is only a year younger than keane i dont see how keane is too old when swp isnt, id rather get someone with a few years to still progress, not just a few years to go till the end.

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry but the transfer window opened on the 1st Jan, so how come Pardew & llambias are only just siting down today to discuss what the club needs??? what were they doing for the other3 days…. waxing frakin lyrical about who’s who in society or what!!!

    I’d take Bentley on loan with the option of buying in the summer, also Max Gradel , Jason Puncheon & Darren Pratley, as these kids will add some nice skill in later years, to fill the void of Nolan, Jonas, Barton & Smith in a few years time.. 🙂

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #22
  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #23

    SWP can still run thou JSY… and never seen that one richy i will personally smash ashley in the face with a glass bottle if Carroll gets sold mind a dont care how many players we get in return

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  • JSYproject

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    and your sayin no to o’hara cos we have too many midfielders then yes to pratley whos another midfielder. your posts make loads of sense

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #25

    We need a winger who can CROSS and a striker, for striker i hope we get Lacina but if we dont someone English and cheap and young wud be nice, for a Winger i want Matt Jarvis he is an amazing winger who can cross amazingly well has really impressed me this year and if Wolves go down maybe a deal for the summer wud be nice.

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #26

    No thanks Richy or GeordieToon.

    Carroll is a Geordie.

    How horrible would it be to see him in a Spurs shirt

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  • Thump

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Don’t get your hopes up lads, you know how our transfer rumours are.

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  • Thump

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #28

    @Brettoon: So was Gazza mate 🙁

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #29

    One thing I always love about the transfer windows – and I get as caught up as anyone – is how we all put so much time and effort into rating the players linked with us and wait to see whether they’ll sign…

    …yet we know that these rumours are utter horsesh*t. Look at most of our signings over the past few years. Most of them came practically out of the blue. The first we knew of most of them was a rumour 24-48hrs before they signed (except Ben Arfa, the exception).

    All of the rumoured links above are made up by journalists looking to fill column inches because their editor will string them up if they don’t.

    Just sit back, relax and see who shows up.

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  • MOONDUST

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Perch ta for that http://www.nufcblog.info/

    it looks like a good blog with a few canny Lads

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  • david_NUFC

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #31

    MATT JARVIS !!!

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  • dawid182

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Where is Taarabt?

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Moondust thats fine fella.

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh you mean for this http://www.nufcblog.info/ .

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Matt Jarvis would be a hell of a signing and he fits the bill perfectly, Young, quick and creative with plenty potential

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  • MOONDUST

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Yeah perch is it your blog ? are you the one that was penning on .org

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #37

    NO not mine fella i normaly post under big dave ,just a reader of these fine blogs 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #38

    lee bowyer has the most yellow cards in premier league history ha

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #39

    You have a facebook fella ?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #40
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