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Newcastle Reported Interest In Stoke’s David Whelan

5:52 pm, Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 189 Comments

News from Sky Sports this evening that Newcastle may be interested in Stoke City play-maker Glenn Whelan.

Glenn Whelan – while playing for Ireland

Other clubs said to be interested in the player are Wigan and West Bromwich Albion, but this is a surprising player for Newcastle to be linked with.

Newcastle do need more creativity in midfield, especially in central midfield, but we wonder if Glenn is good enough to be a first-teamer  at  Newcastle – we doubt it.

The 26 year-old Dublin-born midfielder started his career at Manchester City in 2001, but moved on to play for Sheffield Wednesday in 2004 after playing just once for City and 15 times on loan at Bury.

Glenn was in the side that won promotion to the Championship in May of 2005, and then in January of 2008 he joined Stoke City for a low £500K.

The 5’10” tall player played 159 times with 17 goals for Sheffield Wednesday, and has so far played 100 times with 6 goals for Stoke City.

We’d be very surprised if Glenn Whelan ended up at Newcastle United, but if he does he would simply be a squad player in the attacking central midfield positions.

Newcastle have little cover for Nolan and Barton in that area of the field, with Danny Guthrie not seemingly coming through much on Tyneside this season.

In total Glenn Whelan  has 275 first class appearances in his career with 23 goals.

And in addition he has played 26 times for Ireland with a couple of goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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189 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gorskino10 // Jan 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Nothing special and for a playmaker he hardly has any assists or goals. hope we aint interesed in him.

  • 2 Irish_Geordie // Jan 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Not good enough, he rarely gets into the stoke team.

    He is not really that creative, more of a holding midfield player, which is where Trapatonni has been playing him for Ireland.

    Average player, not what we are looking for, or what we need right now.

  • 3 IrishMagpie // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Hope not. Never been overly impressed with him when he plays for Ireland and definately isn’t good enough for our first team. Would only be cover for an area thats already pretty well covered.

  • 4 archaeomag // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    BBC says Bentley going to Birmingham . .
    . . Seb Larsson to us . . ?

  • 5 arcarius // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    rubbish, full stop.

  • 6 Toon1978 // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    No thanks. He would be wasting his time as well as the supporters and the clubs time coming here. He would not get a game and he would spend 99% of his time on the bench. He is best off where he is. Come on Pardew you can do better then this. You are managing NUFC not some second rate 1st division club.

  • 7 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    “Newcastle have little cover for Nolan and Barton in that area of the field, with Danny Guthrie not seemingly coming through much on Tyneside this season.”

    Ever heard of a bloke called Gosling Ed?

  • 8 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    I don’t think Whelan is a bad little player, but I don’t see where he could fit into our plans. Seems a strange choice of rumour to start at best. I think we already have better back up on the books, and he certainly wouldn’t make Barton & Nolan frightened for their squad numbers.

  • 9 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    If we sign Whelan how will HBA ever get in the team lmao!

  • 10 chanty // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    bentley just gone 2 birmingham, larsson on way?

  • 11 Vinicinhos // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    If Whelan go to West Browmich, we can buy Dorrans…

    Whelan = bad player, I prefer Guthrie.

    Please sign Baird, great right back, center midfielder and right midfielder.

  • 12 Mr Books // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    He might get a game if Barton, Nolan, Ben Arfa, Vukic, Gosling and Guthrie were unavailable. With everyone fit he’d be struggling to make the bench for the stiffs

  • 13 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Anyone think Gio dos santos would be a good shout never gets a look in for some strange reason! was awsum at the WC

  • 14 Toonboy_84 // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Dirty ‘Arry says Spuds never made an approach for Carroll

  • 15 OneAlanShearer // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Cover for Tiote? Smith is off to leeds on loan i hear.

  • 16 free giveaways // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Glen Whelan is not a creative midfielder, he is a defensive midfielder like Tiote. It would be a poor signing in my opinion.

    Brum are now going to sign Bentley on loan, presumably because Ashley won’t pay the percentage of his wages that Spurs want.

    Larsson is a decent player, no where near as good as Bentley though.

  • 17 alex84 // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    a little disapointed we havent got bentley, hope we get larsson now

  • 18 carrollsinger // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Crap paper talk

  • 19 ToonAndy // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    David Whelan = No thanks
    Seb Larrson = Yes please for 1.5m

    Now all we need is either;

    Matias Fernandez (Sorry lads I just can’t stop thinking about him lol)
    or
    Adam Johnson
    or
    Stephane sessegnon
    and
    Emmanuel Adebayor (On a clause that if his behaviour is any less than exemplary, they send newcastles hardest fan to kick shit outa him)
    or
    Carlos Vela
    or
    Seydou Dombia!

    :D

  • 20 mikcol73 // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    David Bentley joins Birmingham on loan looks like we will get the larsson,fingers crossed.

  • 21 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    fook david whelan and seb larsson and bentley..Dont think any of those players could do anytin for us..Think pardrew has got this transfer market all wrong…..Well thats what i think…if i had to pick a team i would pick 11 tiote’s

  • 22 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    don’t think david whelan seb larrson or bentley could do anytin for us..

    I think pardrew has got this transfer window all wrong…

    Ah well that’s what i think..if i had to pick a team i would pick 11 tiote’s

  • 23 ginkoh // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    I don’t think we want him. Honestly I don’t even know his name.

  • 24 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    we need to stop panic buying dirt player’s and go for some1 deesent

  • 25 ToonAndy // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    KevyMartins – If we had 11 Tiotes… We would never score because he can’t shoot for shit lol!! I’d probs have 2 Andy Carrols… 4 Benny Arfas…. 4 Tiotes and Yeah so on then Harper you can keep your spot in goal :D

  • 26 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Thank Fudge we signed Ben Arfa!

  • 27 Geordiedoonsooth // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Playmaker & Stoke City don’t go together. Don’t want him not good enough. I’m pleased Bentley’s gone to Birmingham maybe now we’ll get Larsson

  • 28 Geordiedoonsooth // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    BTW where’s Craigcozy?????????????????

  • 29 atom // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    If we are going for anyone at Stoke I pray it would be Ethrington.

  • 30 The Doctor // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    No Idea where the Whelan story has come from, as there is no information about this anywhere else. As for Larsson, would I take him over Bentley? Better temperament but not sure about other positives after that. It does look like we will get him with SSN saysing Bentley is due to have his medical over the weekend. If I could pick one signing it would have to be Keane. With a best starting eleven of:

    ————-Harper————–

    Simpson Colo Taylor Enrique

    Barton Tiote Nolan Ben Arfa

    ————–Keane————–

    ————-Carroll————–

  • 31 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    scotty parker is playing some footy if we were going for seb larrson why not scotty??

    i think there all flops…Mikey boy get he check book out an go for somebody like bastian schweinsteiger

  • 32 Flop // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha I don’t think so. I think the one position we are well stocked is CM.

  • 33 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    ano flop but what im pointing out is we dont need to sign any crap players…..i think saviola would be a great signing

  • 34 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    kevy….judging by some of the players you chose yesterday to come in, you are in la la land.

    seb larrson would DEFINITELY improve our squad. no one can make an assessment on Bentley as no one’s seen him play lately. Whelan? Of course not, but c’mon. We are not going to get any of the players you mentioned. Even if Seb is used as a sub, he’d be replacing a mediocre player on the bench. Subtle, realistic improvement, mate. We are in EIGHTH for f***sake! How can you be anything other than ecstatic with that?!?!?!

  • 35 Ni-NeiL // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    NOOOO!

    Larssen would b good but

  • 36 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    kevymartins @ 29. Scott Parker wanted to leave as he was homesick for the big smoke. Unlikely he would want to come back here. Not a bad player, but I think we have established that we are covered in the centre of midfield.

  • 37 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    ….and there you go again….Saviola??? c’mon. he hardly scores in the Portuguese league!

  • 38 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    sure we have barton routledge ben arfa soon jonas fergy thats 5 wingers lol an seb larrson would improve our squad??

  • 39 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    mattyNUFC @ 34, apparently Saviola has hardly scored 7 times this season! I did hear that AP does indeed fancy his chances of signing Saviola, very much in the same way as I fancy my chances of getting stuck up Beyonce tonight!

  • 40 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    yeah, so tell me, right now Fergy is better than Seb…are you mad? jonas needs to play on the left, Routledge, as someone mentioned yesterday, should have a shot at the free-role behind the striker and/or used as an impact sub as his shot/speed/skill is wasted with his lack of crossing ability out wide. Ben arfa, as told by Pardew, will have that free role when he gets back, and can of course play on the left. Jonas and Seb battling it out for the right. tell me what exactly is wrong with that??

  • 41 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    matty first time ive mentioned saviola on here??

    so tell us who would you go for??

    look when chris was here he brought in tiote an ben arfa two farn players an there amazing member are old team laurent robert…im just saying sometimes its better to go abroad than sign players from england

  • 42 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    G – alright, point made, but do you think he could improve us? I don’t know if he would.

  • 43 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Hamburg have confirmed WIGAN have made an offer too Eljero Elia on loan, if they can get him why can`t?

  • 44 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    we!

  • 45 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    excatley colwell pardrew would rather go for seb larrson that elia??

  • 46 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Than

  • 47 CT // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Seb Larsson on way.
    JAY BOOTHROYD to follow!!!

  • 48 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    kevy

    Ok, here’s who i would go for:

    Adel Taarabt as I’ve been calling for him for sometime. I don’t think anyone would argue that as he can play in a CAM role or out wide on the left

    Mohommed Diame – great holding midfielder. would probably want to start all the time but I wouldn’t be surprised if some big teams try to pluck Tiote in the summer and I really like how disciplined Diame is. Just plays in a crap team.

    Larrson wouldn’t be my first choice for an out and out winger but not bad by any means.

    Scott Sinclair from swansea. Young, hungary, impressive speed and a work-rate only second to most of the players in our team and I think he would work well with AC.

    Should’ve gotten Gylfi last year when we had the chance :/ . He’s tearing up the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim right now!

    No to Sears, no to Whelan, no to Bentley, no to Keane. Kranjcar would be nice but i can’t see that happening.

    So yes, were it me, I would feel confident in our strike options especially if we brought in Sinclair. My shortlist would be (assuming we wouldn’t get everyone)

    Diame
    Taarabt
    Sinclair
    Hammill
    Larrson
    Maynard
    Gradel

    what do you guys think? not sure about LB or RB cover but have been very impressed with Simpson this year

    HTL

  • 49 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    sure pardrew practully said himself were panic buying…..he said we have alot of players injured an need some1 tru the door by sat against stevenage like???

    wtf play the young guns against them half are team comes back from injury against the scum lol

  • 50 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    mattyNUFC @ 39. I was being sarcastic mate. No I don’t think he would improve us now. 5 years ago on the other hand? I don’t think we are even looking at forwards at the minute. Frankly, I still feel wingers and full backs should be our priority.

  • 51 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    CT where did you hear about Boothroyd i`ve seen that somewhere myself?

  • 52 mattyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Andy Driver from hearts would be a good shout too. He just seems to be injured all the time

  • 53 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Matty I agree that is a very good realstic list

  • 54 nufc7 // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    just rumours the usual..the only people who really know who we’re interested in are pardew, llambias, ashley and the clubs they’re making enquiries too.
    hopefully we will be surprised like in the summer with tiote and ben arfa

  • 55 Spuggy // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    So in summary……We’ve signed up Arfa and got S Taylor tied down, looks like smith is going back to leeds, ‘Arry has finally dropped his interest in Carroll, Tozer is staying at Northampton and we’re loaning a few of the younger young’uns out – and we MAY be landing Larsson.

  • 56 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Mattynufc-
    Taraabt is top of my list by a long shot then i`d go for sinclair like the look of him and stupidly quick.

  • 57 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Don’t we all just love january lol

    it get’s annoying sometimes waighting on news tho

  • 58 geoff777 // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Please tell me this window closes soon …

    Hopefully none of the players mentioned will be brought in.
    Then the club will post on the official site the signing of a surprise quality player, we can all stop speculating wildly and get back to actual football?

    HWTL

  • 59 Shot Bru // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Mattynufc….Templeton from Hearts is a much better winger.

  • 60 Spuggy // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Good link for watching all the transfer goings on…..you can filter by team of you want…

    http://www.skysports.com/football/transfers/0,20367,11660_11678_201101,00.html

  • 61 CT // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Colwell, 3x sources. Heard first rumours yesterday but wanted to check.
    Can`t divuldge directly but an ex player of Indian heritage who scored against scumacks before playing for them???

  • 62 G // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Jay Bothroyd is a player who I don’t really rate too highly, however, I remember watching him make his debut for Coventry City some years ago, against Monkey Heeds mackems, and he single handedly tore them a new backside. If we could borrow him for the game against the mackems next week, I reckon I would go for it.

  • 63 atom // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    colwell- I said the same yesterday about Wigan and Elia.

  • 64 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Im happy with the team we have..altho a we surprise won’t do any1 any harm:)

  • 65 BoyNUFC // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Bentley has gone on-loan to Birmingham (SKY SPORTS) maybe Seb Larsson on his way to us?

  • 66 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    CT- with that clue I just don`t know who you mean lol.
    I like Bothroyd very good feet i`d take him over Shola anyday!

  • 67 connor_nufc // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    headline:reported interest in stokes david whelan ed dont u mean glen whelan?

  • 68 colwell // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Sorry Atom didn`t see your post m8

  • 69 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    one player i would dream of havin is sergio aguero

    but ill keep dreaming:(

  • 70 roitoon1 // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Whelan is a good pro but not good enough to improve nufc, too slow. Wud only be a squad player but defo no trouble out of him! Has to be seb and a no 10 what about tuncay?

  • 71 Gordo // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Rangers accept a £600,000 fee from Birmingham for Kenny Miller

  • 72 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    apparently there was sometin said bout aliadiere?

    no thank you by a mile

  • 73 gorskino10 // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    @colwell Yeah Gio would be a nice Loan deal tbh if we were truly interested in Adel than Gio is same type of Playmaker and would be easy to get loan and maybe view to buy?

    I still think we need a striker tbh someone cheap ish below 2 Mill i mean someone like Charlie Adam who may be NUFC fan his hero growning up with Shearer so mite be and he would work ALOT for the cause which we want we dont want another Ameobi type of “Lets no run” attitude.

    On the Whelan i would think we would of moved for Jamie O Hara on loan before buying Glenn,Jamie is alot better than him and would be sold or loaned, he works hard and is a good player nothing special but does a job.

    Heard alot of news from Leeds ppl we are trading Alan Smith for Max Gradel, would be a good deal if we can do that!

  • 74 gorskino10 // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Charlie Austin not adam lol

  • 75 Welsh-Toon // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    I hope not…. rather keep Guthrie….

  • 76 JP...from The Rock // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Attacking midfielder from Stoke!!?? You must be joking! I would like us to grab Larrson now and perhaps a classy player like Lavezzi even on loan.

  • 77 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    if theres any truth in this story it signal to me that guthrie n smith are on there way

  • 78 Oba // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Lavezzi on loan. Hahahahaha.

    ‘You must be joking!’

  • 79 JSYproject // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    some serious fifa fans in here like, some of the name popping up are beyond a joke.

  • 80 ginkoh // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    if we have some money, please sign Connor Whickham now ! Roy Keane sacked then maybe we got the chance .

    I think Tottenham don’t want to sell their players to us because they think if let us keep on improve our squad, It will be dangerous for them in the future. Bermingham is not their rival contender.

  • 81 Oba // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    If Ashley still has the idea of looking mainly to upcoming youth talents from the English league don’t be surprised to see us sign someone like Wickham or that young lad from So’ton.

  • 82 ginkoh // Jan 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Sorry Birmingham

  • 83 lewytoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    hey saw on ssn about an hour ago that bentley having medical at birmingham, maybe gettin larssons replacement??? also wheres craigcoosy for info

  • 84 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    wow was just on youtube an i did’nt realize how gd seb larrson actully is…

  • 85 jwheelie12 // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    David Whelan, the owner of Wigan lol?

  • 86 carrollsinger // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Does anyone know what time and channel kick off is

  • 87 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    ESPN 5:30

    I think m8

  • 88 Robby Bobson // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    If you needed Harry Redknapp is a lying cockney b*stard….

    6th Jan

    “I spoke to (Newcastle boss) Alan Pardew when we played them and he’s got no intention of selling him in this window or selling him at all he said, so that’s a no-goer,” said the Spurs boss, who was linked with a £20million bid for the England striker.

    7th Jan

    “I have never discussed it with Alan Pardew,” he said.

    I hate him i always do, he puts on his front to the media, but everyone knows what hes like. I’m sure hes tried some dirty underhand way at getting to him as he always does.

  • 89 MykToonFan // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I’d be happy if we got in Taarabt and Larsson.

    Both would be good signings.

    I’d take another LB as well.

  • 90 The-Ciaran8 // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Stokes playmaker?

    What playmaker, im pretty sure whoever takes cornors or free kicks, maybe even goal kicks has the most assists for the boring stoke city football club.

  • 91 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    i kno football transfers isnt reliable at all but it says larrson in toon having medical, n we have had a bid of 4.2mill excepted for taarabt wud b class

  • 92 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    also expect gradel from leeds with smith goin the other way

  • 93 daneevz // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    NEWS! just heard newcastle are aproachin P.Maldini To add too their coachin staff. dunno if theres any truth to it tho.

  • 94 Toon1978 // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    daneevs, would be good but unlikely lol.

  • 95 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    quick question people

    shola ameobi or leon best or john carew?

  • 96 Shot Bru // Jan 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Relax lads… and Xisco in a swap deal for Pablo Piatti…you shouldn’t believe everything you read on a certain transfer rumour website.

  • 97 Toonmania // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    daneevz,
    not much chance of that, he spoke with ancilotti and chelski earlier this year and turned them down what makes you think we stand a chance

  • 98 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    leon best for me hes younger n against west ham looked great not jus the hat trick his all round play was good

  • 99 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL-6O94l308

  • 100 ochytoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    My god some people on here are idiots. How is Pardew signing poor players as some have stated. Is HBA poor, is Larsson (likely) poor and from what i’ve heard, gradel. No, the fact is larsson will add some decent competition for jonas cos atm he only has routledge to compete with. At least he can cross and remember, we are lucky to be in 8th. On other days we could easily be in the relegation zone. Have some faith in our manager and trust he has the brains to pick out quality unlike CH. Pretty sure that tiote and HBA were Carr’s ideas.

  • 101 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    ochy i would say ben arfa was all chris hughton’s work

    an yea larsson is good but look at the video link i just posted..now that is the sorta players we need to be going for

  • 102 rknufc // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    yo i was just wondering does anyone know who wore the number 5 jersey when we played a friendly at bray wanders a few years back. i wud have thought it was emre but i dont think he was playing cheers :-)

  • 103 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    someone reckons taarabt jus checked into thistle hotel in newcastle anyone kno owt

  • 104 gorskino10 // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    I’ve seen some things about Jefferson Farfan being linked with us, he has refused to talk to Magarth (Schalke) Manager and will leave in January he is a quick winger and scores as well, may be worth look at him depending on price of course.

  • 105 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    sorry but hba n tiote were defo carrs work its concidence that since he arrived as chief scout the standard of signing went up

  • 106 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    pardew said today we were in talks with a club today n hoped to push a deal through tomorro or over wkend be interesting to see if taarabt n larrson are in qprs n birminghams sqauds tomorro n b if smith is in ours coz defo think a swap deal for gradel could happen grayson has admitted he wud love smith at leeds today

  • 107 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    ok maby they were carr’s work

    but if pardrew is looking for a winger ..why not try for elia..i would like to think he would pick us over wigan plus tiote could have a word with him

  • 108 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    theres no way elia is goin to wigan pretty sure someone jus had 9mill bid rejected for him last week

  • 109 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Rknuc- it was aldos duecher, had on trial but fat sam didn’t sign him.

    As for larrson I’m praying to hod we sign him, he is quality, unbelievable range of passing.

    Davy- no chance of signing taarabt.

    Iv heard alot all day about who we are signing and who we are not, I can pretty much guarantee it’s seb!! Pards said in his interveiw yesterday that he is a player with the ability of bentley and a great crossed/passer of the ball.

  • 110 GeordieGerman // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    We don’t want to sign to many players this transfer window. As we will have to bring quite a few in in the summer when we’re strengthening for Europe :-)

  • 111 stevep // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Errr the reason we have a scouting network is to find players, managers job is to sell the club to players scouts have found
    Get a grip you lot, no managers including fergie, wenger etc do the groundwork ….. Kinel you lot need to get a grip sometimes – ultimately scouts find em and managers just confirm hopefully ensuring they’ll fit into the squad, then they need to convince chairman ton part with cash which in toon works is difficult – I loved Hughton but he even said himself that signings were brought to his attention

  • 112 ochytoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Would prefer Seb over Elia as he Larsson is proven in the EPL but Elia could be risky. Look at Liverpool. their fancy foreign signings aren’t looking so good now. ATM we need players withing proven Premier League experience and then when we are strong enough for europe (hopefully soon) then we should invest in foreign talent. But for now, lets get in some experience and develop our homegrown youth

  • 113 stevep // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Oh and by the way we’re strengthening to survive this season

  • 114 rknufc // Jan 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    if we beat sunderland next weekend well have a good shot at europe

  • 115 RossGellar // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    With a fit 11 by the end of the month with longer rest periods, the fact we’re getting less cards, the impending fitness of Arfa and Gosling, the hopeful ascension of Best, and our team spirit, there’s no reason we can’t compete for Europe next season. Heck, we could do it this season.

  • 116 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    I’d try for Ryan babel, and turn him into the player he has the potential to be.

  • 117 Thump // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Let him go to Wigan or WBA.

  • 118 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    True ross

    we could easyly sign a few quality players this month maby on loan? an push for europe

  • 119 ochytoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Looks like Elia has his head in the clouds. Not the sort of player I’d want here
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11827_6641040,00.html

  • 120 GeordieGerman // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    stevep, all I’m saying is we don’t want to many long term contracts. As rknufc says if we beat the scum and as RossGellar says, we are improving all the time. I don’t see why we can’t contend for a place in Europe and for that loans would be better than long term contracts, so we can strengthen for next season in summer. You’re right survival is our first priority but why not go for all we can?

  • 121 lewytoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    we neeed craigcoosy or an insider lol! nowt on twitter….

  • 122 tjshawsey // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Elia has a transfer value of £15mill. No chance of him signing!

  • 123 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    anyone know when wor bennyboy is back??

  • 124 GeordieGerman // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    kevymartins, Apparently end of February mid March.

  • 125 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    cheers GG

    everytime i go onto injury updates on .co.uk it says updates will apear shortley…but never do

  • 126 GeordieGerman // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    kevymartins, be like a new signing :-)

  • 127 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    ano :-)

    gaspin for some news :-(

    wonder if weel get a we surprise in 2mara’s line up?? not likely tho:(

  • 128 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    What you’s think about the scum going after muntari?

  • 129 davybtoon // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    we cud sign someone tomorro be they wont play

  • 130 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    yea but we could of signd some1 2day an the club might not of announced it yet

    so ya neva know

  • 131 kevymartins // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    who thinks tiote should be in the pic up top with ben arfa

    maby the celebration of the goal vs everton when tiote grabd him?

  • 132 hitman // Jan 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Newcastle-s-Andy-Carroll-injured-in-six-hour-30-Jagerbomb-bender-Exclusive-article666569.html?utm_source=footballURLs&utm_medium=twitter

  • 133 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    What absolute lies in that Mirror article! Carroll clearly got injured in the City game and was visibly limping!

  • 134 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    have the press got nothing better to do? i thought they had to write stories that were in the public interest?

    quote fron the sky commentary of the game –

    “50 Carroll is okay to continue after picking up a knock that briefly required the referee to stop play.”

    seems fair to say he had a reaction to this knock rather than some bloke saying he got injured two days later and a source (reliable bloke this mr source) close to the player

  • 135 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    hitman, Like someone says. Just southern media crap.

  • 136 Thump // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    30 Jagerbomb’s? Andy wishes he could knock that amount back lol

  • 137 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    by the way i gave this article the thumbs down ed because the headline seems to suggest we are after the wigan chairman.

  • 138 Thump // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    As well as FOUR Jagerbombs, 6ft 4in Carroll downed TWO pints of Fosters and around SIX bottles of Peroni.

    Christ almighty, he had a warm up before a night out! Lads! Phone an ambulance!

  • 139 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    What’s Peroni?

  • 140 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Unless Peroni is quite strong, I could handle that I’m I’m barely 6 foot, so I dunno why it’s so amazing a 6′ 4″ can

  • 141 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    i wonder if the only player we had lined up was bentley. i may be looking for excuses but the fact that pardew said we were only after players who would fight for a place hours before news broke of bentley going to brum.

    just a suggestion but maybe they have guaranteed him first team football.

    prefer our stance to be honest if thats the case and as its been pointed out may allow us to sign seb. although i do think it could drag on all transfer window if brum think they have a chance of renewing his contract unless he says he will defo not sign.

  • 142 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Jynx, GeordieGerman!

  • 143 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    peroni is just italian lager yes?

  • 144 Thump // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Peroni is an Italian lager and is rated at 5.1% (unless it’s the normal stuff then it’s 4.something%) – and it comes in a bottle.

    I’m sure we’ve all drank more than that and haven’t managed to fall off two bar stools.

  • 145 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    A lager? a couple of jägermeisters and a couple of Fosters? Effin joke… !

  • 146 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    I couldn’t handle it like too well, but I drink like a girl ;)

  • 147 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    agreed geordiegerman. even if it is true which i very much doubt.

  • 148 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    im 6’4″ tall and have had to remind my wife i cant drive the car after drink a few sherberts cause it has little effect on my overall attitude but then im not a lean mean goal scoring machine.

  • 149 Thump // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Exactly GG, Corona is stronger than this (with or without the lime depending on preference)!

    @HTL: Like a girl? ;)

  • 150 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Strange that the cockney press haven’t said that he was in the toilet cubicles a couple of times. effin Wan… masturbatersr.

  • 151 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Err, err, no ‘like a 6 foot 8 powerhouse Irishman’ is what I meant.

    No lack of manliness with me.

    Grrrr

  • 152 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Effin W**kers? That has to be a contradiction.

  • 153 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    maybe they could have put he was in a building, in a city where someone once took drugs “a source” said.

  • 154 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Or he was actually alive when Hitler was around and so must have collaborated with him in his reign.

    Oh, wait it’s Barton they save the neo-Nazism for

  • 155 Thump // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    I once took drugs in Aspers.

    Paracetemol never tasted so good.

  • 156 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Howay The Lads, who knows? I mean I could be a lass, you could be a lass. It’s internet.

  • 157 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Nah, I can actually confirm I AM a man. I have no way to prove this to you, so I guess you’ll just have to… trust me ;)

    But seriously would a woman seriously know as much about football as I do ;)

    I’m just digging a bigger hole here. I’ll stop nooo

  • 158 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    lol Howay The Lads. if barton was with hitler maybe carrolls drinking mates were bin Laden and Kim Jong Il, wownwee im so wownwee

  • 159 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Hey Thump, the daft b*st*rds made a mistake there. Instead of larger and jägermeister, they could have wrote drugs. Alcohol is a drug.

  • 160 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    wownwee im so wownwee

    America: fudge yeah! :D

  • 161 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Howay The Lads, There is one on The Sun online “abs 9″.

  • 162 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    yeah i couldnt resist

  • 163 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    slazberger, and I’ve just got it :-)

  • 164 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    GG???

  • 165 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    wownwee im so wownwee

  • 166 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Howay The Lads, On The Sun Online is a lass that talks nothing else but football (NUFC supporter) you should read how she lays into the Mackems.

  • 167 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    What’s ‘abs 9’?

  • 168 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    that’s her nick. Has Shearer a middle name?

  • 169 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Gotcha.

    Does anyone else really want Fantasy Football League to come back to the BBC?

    It would be so good

  • 170 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    do you mean with baddiel and skinner?

  • 171 GeordieGerman // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    Don’t get BBC here :-( anyway I’m off to bed. see ya.

  • 172 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    night GeordieGerman roll on tomorrow

  • 173 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    That’s the one, slazberger! Great stuff

  • 174 Howay The Lads // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    Phoenix From the Flames.I knew it wasn’t called Fantasy Football League

    Anyway, I’m heading off. Night, lads, I reckon it’ll be good’un tomorrow

  • 175 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    yeah i loved it, they did i thing for radio during the world cup which i got on itunes but would love to see a regular show again. dont think they can be arsed to do it these days though.

  • 176 slazberger // Jan 8, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    night howay the lads. programe was called fantasy football which had a part in called Phoenix From the Flames which beardsley showed his poor acting but is worth a watch (very funny)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH6NVrMWwq0

    im hoping for a comfortable 3-0 win but no doubt will be as stressed as usual before kick off

  • 177 CT // Jan 8, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Jay Boothroyd n Seb Larss are the targets !

  • 178 fungus44 // Jan 8, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    A C story.s a loaod of Bull **** he,s a home boy love,s the family life

  • 179 fungus44 // Jan 8, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    have knowen him from when he was7 years old ,still the same down to earth and never fogets his root,s or real mates.

  • 180 Toonmania // Jan 8, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    never thought there was any truth in it, you can just tell the way the story read it was bull**** . the reporter is obviously a spuds fan that is jeolious they didn’t get him

  • 181 McGroin // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    David Bentley has completed his loan move to Birmingham City,While Birmingham City have accepted a Bid from Newcastle United for Seb Larsson reportedly for 1.5 Million. Mr.Pardew is hopefully about the deal will be done before the Sevenage game.If the deal is done,Seb Larsson will not be cleared for the Sevenage game and If to wait for his debut against Sunderland next week.

  • 182 Toonmania // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    i feel sorry for Seb Larsson if he does join us as that would be twice the poor lad has had to face to scum in as many weeks

  • 183 McGroin // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Why feel sorry for Seb Larsson joining us,Hes a canny player for canny price !.Snap him up,Without Tiote out,We can push Joey Barton in the middle then have Seb Larsson on the Right.
    If we Sign him,No Chance of seeing Wayne Routledge again this season.

  • 184 McGroin // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    *With

  • 185 Toonmania // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    I’m not sorry he is joining us ;-) just sorry to put the lad through another game with the scum, as he has just played them with birmingham

  • 186 McGroin // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Who’s showing the game ?.

  • 187 McGroin // Jan 8, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    ToonMania,you just said that you felt sorry for him joining us…..

  • 188 Toonboy_84 // Jan 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    I know what you meant Toonmania ;)

    4-1 the Toon today. Ranger with a brace.

    HWTL!!!!!!!!!

  • 189 Brutooon // Jan 8, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Buy wingers that can cross!




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