Bothroyd Talks To Resume Next Week With Cardiff

It looks like everything has come to a grinding halt on most things – including the transfer business – until after the Sunderland – Newcastle game tomorrow.

Jay Bothroyd – offered new contract by Cardiff City

The reports that Newcastle were in negotiations with Cardiff City about signing their top striker Jay Bothroyd seem to be true.

But also that if Cardiff are to lose Jay for the rest of the season, they want around £2M for the player, whose contract runs out at the end of June.

Why wouldn’t Newcastle sign Jay up on a pre-contract agreement, and then sign him for nothing in the summer?

That will depend on how Alan Pardew rates the current strikers at  Newcastle  – although we have enough in quantity at least,  in Carroll, Ameobi, Best, Lovenkrands and young Nile Ranger.

The news today is that Newcastle will continue negotiations with Cardiff City on the striker next week, as a source close to the action said today:

“The talks will resume early next week,”

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew didn’t say much at all today about the 28 year-old striker today, but what he did say seems significant:

“The only thing I’d want to say is that Jay is a player I admire. I wouldn’t want to add any more to that.”

If Newcastle are after a player you would expect Alan to be a fan, and he seems a fan of Jay Bothroyd – that’s for sure.

Jay would be a great singing for Newcastle and would be one of the top three strikers at the club, along with Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi, but if Jay does come in,  we would expect one of  either Peter Lovenkrands or Leon Best to leave in the summer.

And Bothroyd last night has even said he would like to remain at Cardiff,  when he said on his twitter account:

“Newcastle is a great club but I’m really happy at Cardiff.”

Whether that’s a hint he wants to stay through the end of the season, we don’t know, but if he does stay and Cardiff City get promoted,  then we suppose there’s a chance he could even stay at Cardiff City.

And Cardiff manager Dave Jones said that Jay has only recently been offered a new contract to stay at the Welsh club.

So the deal seems to be  precariously positioned right now, and it’s by no means a certainty he will be coming to Newcastle.

But first things first, and we have to hammer Sunderland again tomorrow, and then we’ll pick up the story again on Monday – or tomorrow, since it’s Sunday.

The gossip press may have some ridiculous stories out then – probably that Andy  Carroll is going to Chelsea or something like that – if Bothroyd is indeed coming to Newcastle.

If it’s a Sunday – it’s made-up story time.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t understand why everyone is against Pardew. I do agree the way Hughton was treated was a discrace. Pardew is in charge so lets get on with it.We’re 8th in the prem ahead of the likes of Villa Everton Liverpool. Yeah we’re out of the FA cup but so what. If last season someone had of offered me 8th and to be out of the FA cup in the first round i’d of ripped their arm off.
    Pardew has beaten Wigan Liverpool and West Ham. Something we wouldn’t have done under Houghton.


    Jan 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    I can see Kenny Miller of Rangers doing a great job along side Andy Carroll.He’s a goal scorer,fast and showed his class even in the champions league.

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    MAC .. again we’re not against pardew but he is picking Perch and smith .. and guti’s lost his form under him .. if he wins on sunday he’ll go along way to proving us doubters wrong

  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    He has only played Smith once. And Perch was played when Simpson was injured..He can’t help the state of the squad he’s inhereted.

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #5

    He only played them cause its was an fa cup tie.

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Mac agreed to a point but don’t forget the mistakes at stevenage .. theres a list of at least 6 fundamentals .. still like I said in the other article .. thats in the past, bring on sunday .. and no smith or perch…

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #7

    connor_nufc .. don’t want to go on about it .. but not only playing them .. his tactics were a shambles .. playing players out of position, bringing on Tiote so late etc etc

  • roitoon1

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Hear hear agree with all the comments above. If he finishes 8th he Will have done a great job. Judge him at the end of next season. Support him now… As long as he stops slagging players in the press

  • indianmagpie

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    @3: guti hass lost his form under him…he was out of form this complete season….not just under padrew…he is not the same after the world cup…and regarding smith and perch, he cant play anyone else….yeah maybe ferguson/kadar…..kadar i think might have already agreed the loan deal…and ferguson, i think is more of an attacker than a defender…nobody expected smith to bottle against stevenage…..however we dont have anyone else who can play as a DM…so i guess his hands were tied for the fixture…

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Not excited one little bit about this transfer target and niether are any of my pals, think we should have gone for someone else.
    still think the wing areas need addressing big time, i know people slag guti but without him on left weve got nothing, he is the only one in the team that runs at defences and often gets a few free kicks for us,

  • geoff777

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    I support the team.

    Pardew as a manager is worse than Souness or Allardyce. (Couldn’t stand either of them …)

    Rotonda Heights put it well in a previous post.

    He’s just not good enough for NUFC.


  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Bothroyd would be a decent enough signing cover for Carroll and that’s it.Ameobi can’t be relied on,he is just too injury prone. Smith needs to go. Bring in Krancjar another defensive midfielder and we’re in good nick.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #13

    pardew is doing an excellent job, your all just angry about our injuries, he cant help that. he has tied down s.taylor (brilliant defender when his head is right, like it is now, alot better than williamson) signed HBA, giving youngsters a chance and has won 3 out of 5 games, scoring alot of goals.

    As for bothroyd, he will be an absoloute steal for 2 million.

  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Geoff can u plz tell me how Pardew is worse than Fat head?

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    and as for people crying about transfers, january you will never see so many ins-outs, its just unrealistic, we need two players in that is it

  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #16

    GG7Atlast someone that talks sense.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Birmingham and blackburn are signing players to boost their league position

    Seriously we need new players

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Nooooooooo gotta be an early April fools thought we were building for the future not a journey man

  • warwick

    Jan 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #19

    I thought the reason he braught tiote on becuase smith was nowhere. Yeh hindsight is a wonderfull thing the lad got sent off….if he’d stayed on and we went on to win would pardew be getting the credit….nah doubt it!

  • geoff777

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #20

    @Mac – Allardyce has a proven Premiership record … he has a scientific approach to training & diet … he’s got some top players to sign for unattractive clubs.

    Pardew is a serial loser. His CV sucks.

    He’s slagged Krul off in the press.
    He wasn’t happy with Enrique’s Twitter posts but told the press Carroll was out of the derby yesterday when it should have been kept quiet.

    The guy is so egotistical he just loves the press and his little chipmunk face gets up my nose OK?

    We got beat by a div 4 team and he blamed everyone except himself.

    He’s the one who picked the tired team.

    Every round of the cup when we don’t have a game to watch is going to hurt.

    Don’t like the guy.

    Just a question of time before I’m in the majority and he’s sacked, but how long he hangs on to a job he’s not fit for is anyone’s guess.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #21

    I going to reserve judgement on Alan Pardew till after Sunday, at least.
    He said he planned to sign an attacking player in January; he signed Ben Arfa.
    M A will not pay silly money, he’s after bargins.
    I don’t expect them to sign anybody older than 25/26, – unless they can get them very cheep/free to fill a gap.
    M A will not pay silly money, he’s after bargins.

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

    warwick .. tiote was just one of the many mistakes in that game .. put it in perspective it was against stevenage FFS and he came out before the game saying he really wanted the FA Cup .. best not to dwell on it as long as he learns from it and doesn’t do the same against the Mackems..

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #23

    also we’ve 12 big points to win then we can see what the team play like when not under pressure .. I hope I’m just a sceptic and he proves to be a good manager.. we’ll only know at the end of the season ..

  • Brutooon

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    we should play a 2nd team against stevenage, win or lose – will give a boost to the first team

  • archaeomag

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #25

    I was disappointed that Big Sam could not adapt his way of playing to NUFC, and we played ugly football to no great effect.
    Apart from that, what you say has a sickening inevitability about it, but I hope you are not right.

  • daneevz

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #26

    I tell u something lads i seen this Jay Bothroyd many of times he is a great player i think he’ll be great in prem comment from Arsene Wenger “Jay Bothroyd would have not left the club if i was in charge then” for £2m its a great pprospect/punt shall we say you all will be surprised if newcastle sign him how good he is.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #27

    I say it again – the main problem that Pardew has is the lousy reputation of this club due to FCB. When you are rejected by Steve Clarke, Malky MacKay, Chris Powell, Ray Lewington, Larsson, Keane, Bentley, et al, you know that you are banging your head against the proverbial.

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    jimmymagpie true .. our main problem is and always was mainly the owners but sure thats old news ..

  • sweendog

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #29

    daneevz .. I hope you’re right as it looks like we are definately after him .. still would prefer a more skillful pacey finisher but that would cost us more money .. 🙂

  • geoff777

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Ben Arfa was already a done deal from the last window, we had a clause to buy and price built into the loan deal.

    Hughton or Carr get the credit – not Pardew.

    We’ve only beaten two poor teams. W.Ham were dire. Wigan away was a good result.
    Liverpool was for Hughton.

    The Stevenage result sucks … where was Mr Motivator at half time?

    If 28 year-old Jay Bothroyd is all Pardew can come up with, as he’s supposed to know the Championship players very well, and was employed to sign and bring through emerging talent … why aren’t we buying the two lads from Southampton … he must know them?

    Perhaps the problem is they know Pardew?

  • welshtoon

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    I think Jay would do a good job for us. He is able to take on defenders, awesome left foot on him and is quick. This guy could be a big player for us. I don’t think fans should slate him on twitter. Every Cardiff city fan are saying it is a disaster if he leaves city. He is far better than best amoebi ranger and lovenkrands ? So why not ? We ain’t gonna sign anyone prolific !?

  • geoff777

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #32


    I hope so too … if he proves me wrong I’ll be very very happy.

    But I’m afraid he needs a huge amount of luck on his side.
    The FA Cup was his chance … for that.
    The league is too long for luck to have much of an effect.

    He didn’t even seem angry that we’d been knocked out.

  • ganiyu

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #33

    i need 3 reasons why we need more strikers? We need effective utilization of what we have.xisco shola and best still have alot to offer till the end of the season. Ap must be supported what ever his cv looks like.

  • geoff777

    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #34

    @ganiyu I’m not sure we need more strikers either.
    Unless they are significantly better than what we have.
    I’m not going to complain if we sign Bothroyd, its another option to try with Carroll or as a replacement if we have injuries.

    The team must be supported not the manager. He’s Ashley’s appointment.

    Pardew is a “Sports Direct” bargain basement manager.
    Cheap and not going to complain about been given no cash for transfers.
    If he had talent he’d have done something special at W.Ham, Charlton or Southampton.

  • The Eternal Optimist

    Jan 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #35

    oh Geoff you really are a moron. You support Ashleys club mate, deal with it.

    You sit in Ashleys premises to watch the games.

    Ashley has saved us from administration and given us a top bunch of youngsters, bought well when needed- not just to appease a certain section of mindless fans like er….you and also has got us into a good position in the league, 12 from safety which was this years objective. Forget the cups- stay up and then consolidate.

    Ashleys not the problem, dimwitted so-called
    fans such as yourself are.

    Pardew was a top coach at reading, went to westham and did a good job and charlton in difficult times. You are completely ignoring facts to prove your anti ashley bias.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #36


    Geoff is a customer of NUFC ltd and makes some very valid points. Supporting NUFC and liking the manager are not mutually exclusive.

    How is he a moron, for being discerning enough to express his dissatisfaction of this cheap and cheerful chiseller Pardew being foisted on us. SBR would be turning in his grave.

    The facts are Pardew did ok at Reading but left very acrimoniously, achieved a 9th place at West ham, well whoopy do !!, got kicked out there, ditto Charlton and Southampton. Now compare that to a SBR.

    Yes Ashley has done some good things , but the golden rule in business is don’t appoint your mates, cue Wise, Kinnear and Pardew. Pick a good manager on merit for 52,000 home fans.

  • Lyons

    Jan 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #37

    If JAY signed it would be a brilliant signing, all these peopls saying he is a journey man (nonsense) Have you actually watched him (not just on match of the day etc)???

    and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE all the pardew Haters swallow the bitter pill and support him, whether he is right or wrong in your opinion, your not going to achieve anything turning your back and GETTING all the other fickle idiots backs up against him.


  • Lyons

    Jan 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    You cant compare him to SBR …thats pretty obvious and no manager anywhere near the realms of SBR would want to take the HOT SEAT because of all the managers we have that fickle fans dont support then upsets the applcecart and all shit breaks out…

    But whether you like him or not you can support him for the sake of supporting your TEAM! (TEAM being the key word)


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