Free Agent Mido Linked With Newcastle – We Hope Not

The former Tottenham and Middlesbrough striker, Egyptian international Mido, is now a free agent after he agreed to cancel his contract at Ajax, by mutual agreement.

Mido – now a free agent

And the 27 year-old player has said that he has a number of offers – with reports that one of them is from new Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and another from new Fulham boss Mark Hughes.

This is what Mido said today:

‘I’m free to join any other club in the current winter transfer window, after I agreed with Ajax’s officials to annul my deal,”

“I have received several offers from Spain and England that I’m now considering.”

A good question is why was the Ajax deal annulled, and we cannot think it was because he was playing well for the Dutch club.

Mido’s agent Christophe Henrotay has hinted Newcastle are one of the leading interested parties (oh no!).

This is what Henrotay said today:

‘There is no agreement,’ ‘A move to Newcastle looks difficult as they do not have lots of money but obviously they know a lot about the player as Newcastle scouts have seen him in action.’

Well enough of this nonsense  – what does he mean that Newcastle don’t have lots of money – Mido is a free agent and available for nothing – which is why a club with little money would  be interested.

And let’s cut to the chase – Mido is simply not good enough for Newcastle, and he has already failed at a number of Premier League clubs such as Tottenham, Middlesbrough and West Ham.

One of the major reasons for that, is that he doesn’t seem to have the character or discipline necessary to be a top-class player in this day and age, although the skill is certainly there for all to see.

That’s what we think – not too impressed – and that’s why we are hoping this is all agent talk – which it probably is.

You cannot say what his agent says could be interpreted in any way that he is about to sign for Newcastle, after all.

Let us know what you think of this report.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1

    We shall not have a anger bomb.

  • fungus44

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    no way he could not carry a newcastle shirt never mind wear one ,not the right attatude for the club ,spit,s dummy out to easely.

  • munch27

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Well theres a poke in the eye with a shitty stick for the CraigCoosy doubters.

  • MacToon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Well it was said a few days ago that he was in the Toon but he’s seen better days imo and there must be better available.

    Great news about Ben Arfa and hopefully Carroll stays.

    Craig, have you received my e-mail?

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Im pretty sure two seasons ago,Some fans racially abused him during the game against Newcastle vs Smoggies.Hes shite,He couldn’t get a the smoggies,He would never get a game for us.Why shall we lower standards,when he couldn’t get a game for the smoggies.

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #6

    *At the

  • Sinner

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    No thank you.

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Anybody get my post on this 4 days ago??? Al try nd find it!

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Craig,You never told us about Mido.Your a liar.

  • MacToon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey Craig, you got my e-mail m8?

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Will the real craigcoozy please stand up………

  • MacToon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #12

    McGroin, Craig did say and hoped Mido was just here to see some girl from his boro days!

    So please don’t accuse people of lying when they are obviously not!

  • Sav

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ve been importing Egyptian grit to get us through the snowy spell.
    Looks like there’s one Egyptian who doesn’t have any.

    Try Spurs again, son. ‘Arry’s still looking for a striker, we hear.

  • munch27

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #14

    @ 9 yep you owe craig an apology and i do hope its not true.

  • chris6033

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    @ 9 – craigcoozy DID say in a post a few days ago that mido was in the area, hopefully just seeing his mrs from when he was boro. – if you dont believe what the guy has to say, piss off elsewhere

  • Selbymag

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Hmm racially abused is strong- banter is what it was. no worse than calling a player a fat B@stard.
    Im old enough to have seen racial abuse including seeing fruit thrown at Bobby Barnes in the 80’s. Mido was nowhere near getting that treatment but the red tops where all over it.
    But dont want the fat, lazy Mido anywhere near our club.

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Mactoon thats the 1 but cant find which post it was!! Al get to readin ya email shortly!

  • MacToon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #18

    k m8, nice to see you back 🙂

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #19

    this post is special 1 for moondust who said i was bullshittin made 4 days ago

    17 craigcoozy // Jan 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Lads , okay this mite be my 1stbit of transfer news but i hope not becos fink we can do better but mido stopped over last Nite with his girlfriend bt this cud be because he found las up here wen played for smogs!!

    UA:F [1.9.6_1107]

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #20

    rob av checked ma emails got nothing from you?? send is msg on twitter ! craigcoozy ! i check that all time

  • tjshawsey

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #21

    It seems to me Egyptian strikers are one hit wonders. I remember the amazing flick goal that he scored, and everyone started to try and do ‘the Mido’. Same thing with the amazing start Amir Zaki had, then after a while they just vanish off the side of the earth. Now if their are prepared to back Pardew (and judging by HBA signing they are) Buy either Gamiero or Van Wolfswinkel!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #22


    think an apology to cc is in order there.

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Mcgroin am guna raise my lil finger at you and say f&&k you

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    OH yeah he would be good for team morale!

    NO WAY!

  • billy the fish

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #25

    still to be convinced craigcoozy – mido being spotted at newcastle airport was posted on another forum more than 24 hours before your post on the 1st Jan.

    Were you the person that tweeted Caulkin last night asking if he heard owt about the “Indians” ?

  • Thump

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #26

    If he joined us that would be his 14th club in the past 10 years.

    We can do a lot better than Mido (we probably have a lot better than Mido) but on a free… what’s to lose? Get him in until the end of the season perhaps.

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #27

    F**king Mido no F**king way he’s useless and waht sort of message would give out to the likes of Ranger etc. Don’t believe it don’t want to believe it.

  • Davies

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #28

    He’s sh1te.

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Craigcozy no news about the Indians yet.

  • RossGellar

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #30

    “Newcastle don’t have a lot of money” means “I want at least 80K a week.”

  • carlton nufc

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    can i just ask all the fans on here a question who on here would actually like are club to be ran like mancity i would not i would much prefer to just have the comfort of a owner that could give us money and would give us money but not owner that just gives you 200mil to spend on anything honest answers plz

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    we can do way better than that!! “MIDO”, the man who couldn’t really get a game at West Ham last year when he was getting paid 1 grand a week….. let’s think mmmmm NO!!!!!!

    By the way carlton nufc @ post 31 my opinion’s the same as yours m8 Man City will end up the most hated team ever!

  • newcastle29

    Jan 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #33


    No that was me who asked caulkin!

  • roe997

    Jan 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #34

    i have been following this blog for quite a while and can tell you all craigcoozy is gen and has had bang on predictions. Tiote ben arfa,he had it first,routledge etc.i think u all doubters owe him an email coozy,is if you wouldnt mind keeping us informed

  • Obafan

    Jan 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #35

    No to Mido!!! Great news about Benny Arfa!!!! And I also think lost of people on here react like little children when it comes to Craigcoozy.
    1. if you don’t believe him then don’t react and let him post his stories.
    2. I think it is interesting to read his comments and most of the time he has got it right. Keep up the good work Craigcoozy ;-). But I really hope you’re wrong about Mido.

  • shearer4pm

    Jan 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #36

    we should get albert luque and boumsong back. legends. best players ever

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Mido is the biggest wasted talent in football but I still wouldn’t mind him being signed up on a 1 year or 6 month deal.

  • The Entertainers

    Jan 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Craig was telling me’ about mido’s visit, what a waste of decent bed linen !
    Anyway hope he was up just for the crack, because we can and have got better. The boys an inigma because on his day he’s almost unstoppable, problem is he shows that for about 6 times a season ! As for the rest he’s less than average !

  • cam_toon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Haha no chance. Would rather have shula !!

  • davis_toons

    Jan 5, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #40



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