Little Chance Now Of Robbie Keane Arriving On Tyneside


Birmingham have negotiated a fee for Robbie Keane with Spurs, to take him to St. Andrews in a permanent deal.

Robbie Keane – Newcastle would be daft to pay £7M for this player

And Harry Redknapp was on Sky Sports last night and Harry being Harry – he let it be known the fee agreed with Birmingham was a a massive £7M.

Robbie is 30 years old and simply not worth £7M, and if that’s the fee on his head, then we hope Newcastle are not interested,

And Redknapp also said there was no way Robbie would leave on loan, but it’s now up to the player whether he accepts the Birmingham deal.

We think he will want to wait to see if bigger clubs than Birmingham come in for him – but at £7M we have to think there’s just no way Newcastle will be interested in the Ireland captain.

Oh yes – one thing – when was the last time Robbie scored a hat-trick  in the Premier League? 😀

Newcastle have three players who have done that this season in Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and last night Premier League debutant Leon Best, who was making his first start in England’s top league.

That has to be a record by Best – which will be hard to equal – scoring a hat-trick on your very first PL start, and only second appearance ever in the Premier League.

What a great performance from the 24 year-old, and when he left the field to a tremendous ovation last night,  he must have thought he was dreaming!

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • alkinou

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #1

    I think I heard the commentator of my stream saying that Pennant scored a hattrick on his debut in the Premier League with Arsenal.

    Now he’s playing at Stoke… let’s not get carried away then

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Who want’s Keane anyway? alkinou, not sure but I’ve heard that Best is the first to do it.

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  • obaflamey

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m really disappointed about this 😉

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  • Chris F

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #4

    shearer scored a hat trick on his debut for southampton vs arsenal. (though that wasn’t in the prem – old 1st division back then)

    don’t think pennant has scored a hat trick in his life, nevermind on his debut.

    if Brum are mad enough to pay 7mill for keane, more fool them tbh.

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  • Chris F

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #5

    tell a lie, pennant did score a hat trick on his full league debut for arsenal.

    and bizarrely enough, that was against southampton.

    mustve been getting revenge for shearer all those years before!

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  • TheScottishGeordie

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Let’s bid 7m for Keisuke Honda. Great striker/winger/central attacking midfielder. Had a great World Cup with Japan. He also is great at set pieces. He would definitely do the job in the premier league .

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  • Junglist-Geordie

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #7

    I for one im really pleased that leon best got his hatrick and a good one at that he took them on like a true proffessional, he has taken some stick of the fans which i think was very undue i really hope now we can all get behind the lad and all nufc players for that matter unless they really dont give a f**k or want to leave, hopefully his confidence is now sky high well done leon the best comes to those that wait excuse the pun.

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  • Junglist-Geordie

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #8

    oh yea the article was about keane 7m no way hosea more like a 2 bob nash, past it anyway in my humble opinion.

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #9

    I wouldnt pay £4 million for Keane, of the four Spurs players we’re interested in, he’s the one I want least, mainly because he isnt value for money.

    Best scored his hat-trick in under an hour, bet no-ones done that on their top flight debut.

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 6, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #10

    I like Robbie and think he would do well here, but for 7 million you have got to be kidding me!

    Birmingham have lost the plot if they have agreed to that figure.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 6, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Why go after Keane when his best days are behind him and Leon Best will have taken his spot in the Rep.Ireland Team after that performance! lol

    And 7M Birmingham must be nuts!!

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  • ginkoh

    Jan 6, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #12

    7M for 30 years old player ? what the waste !

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  • ToonOz

    Jan 6, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Wasn’t Andy Cole sold for 7M at his peak? And Birmingham are paying 7M for somone past it 😛

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  • ginarfa

    Jan 6, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Best did ever so well last nite…his awareness n positioning was realli gd..hope he continues his gd job n doesnt go missing in the next fw games..maybe ranger needs goals to build up his confidence

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  • kapopo

    Jan 6, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #15

    I say “NO” to Keane!!!
    I say “NO” to SWP!!!
    Players who could not even start for their current team means they are not good for Newcastle!!!
    Hope I am right : )

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #16

    We don’t need any tottenham players.
    I think it could all go horribly wrong for Tottenham. By going out and buying everybody available, they’ve now got ”damaged goods ” earning fortunes.

    Keane and Crouch are way past it, the narcistic Bentley has a huge ego and Krancjar I’m not sure about.

    They could seriously implode.

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  • ginarfa

    Jan 6, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Bentley could do a gd job if he shows more desire n commitment kranjcar mite nt wanna play for us…we dun need swp n keane..maybe a proper back up for lb n rb is wat we need

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