Continuing Reports Linking Freddie Sears With Newcastle

There have been continuing reports linking Newcastle with West Ham forward Freddie Sears, over the weekend and today.

Freddie Sears – reports linking striker with Newcastle

The 21 year-old London born player has 74 first class games to his credit, with a couple of goals and stands 5’7″ tall.

Freddie played the whole game for West Ham last Wednesday night in Newcastle’s 5-0 win, and went very close late in the game to notching a goal for the Hammers, but the ball went just wide.

Sears has so far played 21 times for West Ham with two goals, and joined the club when he was 11 years old, and he can play on the wing or up front as a striker

Freddie has played 3 times for the England U21 side with one goal, and has been on loan at Scunthorpe United, Coventry City and Crystal Palace.

He certainly fits the profile of players Newcastle would like to sign, but his valuation of around £5M, would seem to make it difficult for Newcastle to sign the player in this January window, since they have already shelled out that amount on French winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Freddie has been out on a number of loan moves in his career, so the lad has managed to get quite a bit of first team experience under his belt.

Alan Pardew is already trying to make progress with his targets, and he said over the weekend the club will bring at least one, and at most two players in during January.

And we have to think one of his targets is Birmingham City winger Seb Larsson.

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2


    Re. Seb Larsson, its rumoured he, a-la Saylor, wants to negotiate a new contract a Brum.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    The £5M touted for him is stupid money.

    Would much rather spend it on a more proven goal scorer or more versatile player.

    Maybe Youssef El Arabi?

  • daneevz

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    No ta .

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Sears no, Mark Noble yes. Noble was the only player West Ham brought to town the other night, and altough he would not walk into our midfield, he would strengthen teh depth of our squad capable of playing at this level. We can then have a fire sale of the impostors like Smith(booked), ‘bend it like’ Guthrie, Ryan Taylor etc.

  • MidlandToon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Yanick Djalo From Sporting!!!!!

  • nuttyward

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    i would rather have keane at the same pricethan this player ( we would have more chance of staying up).
    i think we might still be in for Keane anyway

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    @ nuttyward // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    No thanks!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Lot of rumours that Jo from ManCity may be on the move,

    Should we look at him?

  • Solaidback

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    And I got laughed at when I said he was worth £1.5m, by some who said he wasn’t worth that… so it just goes to show how much you can command for a U21 England player these days……

    Tho saying that, the player is actualy only worth what someone is willing to pay for him & I don’t think we’re willing to pay £5m for him.. no chance!!!

    We could probably get Keane for that much.. lol

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #11

    DM cover for Tiote, as he clearly has another couple of suspensions in him this season.
    Decent cover for Enrique, as we have seen the cows arse that Perch makes of the job.
    Good strong cover/partner for Andy Carrol, as without him we can not hack it against half decent opposition (before anyone throws up the West Ham result as an argument).
    Large firm kick up the arse required for Jonas, Routledge, Smith, Ranger, Guthrie. Point them towards the exit door and tell them to buck up or f*ck off.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Looking at that photograph should he not be at school ?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    from the west ham blog


    Sears for Newcastle?
    I suspect this is a lot of tosh, but Newcastle are said to be bidding £5 million for, er, Freddie
    Sears. OK, he’s done very well for us since his return from being on loan to Scunthorpe, but £5 million? You’d have to say that was a more than fair price for a player who’s only scored two goals.


    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Sign him!

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Ncle will struggle to bring anyone in, because nobody wants to come to a club whose reputation is at rocket bottom thanks to FCB. Steve Clarke turned us down but has gone to Liverpool, and Larsson would rather stay at Brum than come here. Until Ashley is gone, this club will never move forward. As a former Class 1 referree, I’m telling you that Tiote doesn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of getting his card overturned. Once both feet leave the ground it is jumping, and an automatic red card. read the Laws of the Game. If they appeal, he could easily be banned for an extra game.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    jimmymagpie @12:
    the laws of the game may be true, but almost 99% of all tackles are made with both feet in the air, this is not a throw in scenario we are talking about here. Even when a perfect tackle is made, there are moments where the challeging player has both feet momentarily airborne. if you disagree, then I am afraid you may be one of those (in your case former) officials who has refereed class 1 but never played the game. the standard of refereeing is absolutely chronic these days, and it is because common sense is not being used.
    The word I would like to introduce here is ‘Intent’. Exactly what did Tiote INTEND to do? And what did Gerrard INTEND to do? Tiote did not even make contact with the Stevenage player. What next, book players for growling or looking at each other in a funny way?

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #17

    I played for Crawley Town in the old Southern League for 6 years the 1960s and have been watching United since 1951, so have seen real football legends. have you ever read the Laws. The Law on jumping doesn’t even mention the word intent, but is considered reckless, therefore a red card. Do yourself a favour, and buy a copy of the Laws, and I’ve played more football than you ever will, and watched far superior Ncle teams than you ever will, alongside far more knowledeable supporters than the present lot.

  • Phil K

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #18

    £5 million ????
    Whos kidding who ?
    It appears desperation to get money from WHU.
    There was even on West Ham fan saying they should swap him for Barton !!!!!!!!!!
    Cockney half-wit or what ?

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #19

    jimmymagpie @12:
    I think you will find that the laws of the game state that an offence is incurred when a player ‘jumps AT AN OPPONENT’
    Your interpretation is incorrect, here endeth the first lesson. You clearly do not understand the difference between intent and a great tackle, and for this reason, you’re fired. LOL

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #20

    by the way jimmymagpie, you really ought to do research before stating that you have played more than I have. I also have played over 1000 games, some of those in European league games. and I am still currently playing aged 51. Your move bozo.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Page 32 of the Fifa laws of the game you numptie. Crawley Town eh. Wooooooooooh………

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Lynxie- Buy a copy of the Laws and you will see that the International Board who are responsible for the Laws instruct all referees to consider ALL two footed tackles to be reckless irrespective of whether at the ball or the opponent.Pillock.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Balls with laces in them, blokes throwing their caps and bobble hats in the air when a goal was scored, long shorts, referees with proper whistles, Brylcreme, players with names like Bert and Albert…….
    Of course you would be perfectly placed to officiate in modern day games, what am I talking about. After all, the game hasn’t changed a bit has it? A great tackle will still be a great tackle in fifty years time. Bobby Moore momentarilly had both feet off the ground when he took the ball off Pele. Or would you have sent him off you pompous ass?

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #24

    It wasnt a two footed tackle you divvy. he took the ball with his left foot. watch it.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Look at IB Decision 4. You will find out how wrong you are when the appeal is thrown out. By the way son, I can give you 24 years and I’ll argue football ant time you like ,including the History of Newcastle United.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    At last. Some sense. Lets hope the FA are not gonna defend the undefendable.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #27


  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    I am fully aware of the possibility of additional ban, but what you are talikng about is the Gerrard challenge, which was both reckless and with intent. Tiote’s challenge was meant to, and indeed resulted in a win of the ball only. Pure class. And if they are going to penalise that, well I dont know eher our game is going. Tiote never ever tries to injure players, he is aggressive but fair.
    Also, what has number of years got to do with anything? I am very pleased to hear that you know your history. You will no doubt know who Trelford Mills is then.. He was a prick too.
    My dad is even older than you, does that make him a better expert than you? Your 24 years does not impress me, quality of knowledge is more important than ownership of knowledge. Interpretation of the laws is what is needed here.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Jimmy man calm down, think of your blood pressure, no need to go into capitals shouting the odds ha ha ha
    So Bobby Moore’s tackle (the greatest ever, before Tiote’s on Saturday night) did not cause him to ‘momentarilly’ have both feet out of contact with the grass, did it? I think you night find that you are wrong on that one, othersiwe Sir Bobby Moore would have needed 25 foot legs. Moron.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    How do you know how many hot dinners I have had? Leave my mother’s cooking out of this.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #31

    I agree with you Lynxie, Mills was a prick, as indeed the majority of Premiership refs. are today. I never said that I agreed with the Laws, I gave you the interpretation of the Inter national Board, and that is what the FA will go by as you will find out. IF you dad has studied the game as much as I have in ALL IT’S FORMS, then I bow to his knowledge. Now I really must go to work, yes work,even at 75. Good Luck.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Please kindly correct me on which part of the following I am not understanding.

    Direct free kick
    A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any
    of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be
    careless, reckless or using excessive force:
    • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
    • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
    • jumps at an opponent
    • charges an opponent
    • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
    • pushes an opponent
    • tackles an opponent
    A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any
    of the following three offences:
    • holds an opponent
    • spits at an opponent
    • handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own
    penalty area)
    A direct free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred
    (see Law 13 – Position of free kick).

    Tiote’s challenmge was none of the above, and I look forward to the FA review of the incident with interest. Isnt Andrew Marriner the referee who has just started at this level this season (genuine question)?

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #33

    jimmy, good banter thanks.
    No offence intended, now I really must get to work, yes even at 76. (nah nah na na na)

    good on yer. LOL

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Bye Lynxie. I hope Tiote gets off, but…….I’m nothing if not 100% NUFC, just like you . Take care.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Aye mate, Keep the faith. Get ya belly out for the lads ha ha ha

  • willowdalerez

    Jan 10, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Appealing the Red Card probably a bad call by the Club.

    Admittedly, I’m no expert on the Rules, former Ref or Semi-Pro yada yada… However as a practising solicitor I can advise that self-regulating bodies are famous for standing by their own and upholding their representatives decisions (it’s the old “unwritten code”) unless the decision/action in question is prima facie so blatantly unsupportable that it would provoke public outrage at a level so profound that it would threaten their continuing ability to self-regulate. (N.B. That is just what happened to your law societies in England).

    However, that is clearly not the case here (although it will outrage NUFC supporters it will delight the papers and just about everyone else)!

    Prediction – The Red Card will be up-held and maybe even an additional game off for Tiote.

    Mgm’t should have had a clearer head the FA is going to have fun letting the Media play this up. ;-(

  • willowdalerez

    Jan 10, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Back on topic – Sears has some upside potential but not at 5 million… Too rich for an as yet not fully developed/known talent.


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