Newcastle Bids For Bendtner, N’Zogbia, Crouch Rejected – Carroll Move Completes


It seems that Newcastle are desperately trying to replace striker Andy Carroll, with just 10 minutes of the transfer window left.

Crouch – Magpies bid of £12M turned down flat by Spurs

So why did they let him go if it leaves Newcastle in the ditch?

The answer is the money – and also that apparently Andy wanted to leave his home town club, after saying multiple times the only thing he wanted to do was play for Newcastle – wearing the number 9 shirt.

Right!

We really feel for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who seems to have been put in a terrible position by Newcastle being willing to sell their 22 year-old striker Andy Carroll, on the very last day of this transfer window.

And news that Arsenal  have just rejected a loan bid for their Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner, and Pardew seems desperate to bring in a new striker at the club.

And news that Wigan Athletic have turned down an £8M bid for Charles N’Zogbia – but we’re pleased with that one, because we don’t want the Frenchman back on Tyneside. And later news suggest Newcastle raised their offer to £12M for the former Newcastle winger.

But it shows the panic that seems to be going on at Newcastle to bring some new players in.

We don’t want to be too simplistic here – but this is just suicidal management at Newcastle United – to let a key player go, when you have no replacement lined up and only 7 hours to get somebody in.

And we thought Freddy Shepherd was bad.

Newcastle will have some explaining to do to their fans,  if Andy Carroll joins Liverpool (see below – it’s now official), and no replacement is brought in for him at Newcastle.   We’d hate to have to explain that one.

And we have to be honest – if nobody comes in at Newcastle before the window closes – we’ll  be a laughing stock again.

Sorry, you can’t put money on the pitch – only players.

And the official news is that Andy Carroll has duly completed his move to Liverpool.

Comments welcome.



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185 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #1

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110131/carroll-completes-liverpool-switch_2281670_2281490

    Horrible b**tard. Stuck the knife right in everybody ever to wear a black and white shirt.

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  • StuW

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #2

    1st 😀

    12m for Insomnia, to little to late.

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  • ksmit

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool were able to turn down Fernando’s transfer request until they had some cover coming in… andy and Suarez… you would like to think that we would do the same. Wouldn’t have been this upset if we had done this deal a week ago… but now….. Absolutely pathetic… no solid striker and almost half the season left…

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Panic buying!!!! Nooooooooooo…!

    Torres signed.

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Like last minute Christmas shopping in the 24hour garage – headless chickens!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Totally underwhelmed.

    A dark day but never enough time to get a replacement.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Thump;

    When your chairman and managing director tell you “we want you to leave” what are you meant to do?

    He had very little choice.

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  • stestickle

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #8

    As toon fans are we surprised at all think not. Really think fat ash is going to sell up in the summer only thing that i can see coming from this horrible mess

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  • gunnarnufc

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #9

    I would hang myself if newcastle would invest more than 10 million in any of these players.

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  • Thump

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m absolutely raging. Requests can be refused and if with good reason a Bosman can be neglected.

    Everybody is at fault here. Disgusted.

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #11

    carroll will wear liverpool’s no9 shirt f**king-asshole

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  • Thump

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #12

    @giveaways: “Sorry, I don’t want to play for Liverpool”.

    Simple.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Thump;

    No one in any walk of life would reject an opportunity to treble their wages. Ashley would never pay him that sort of money here.

    If Newcastle had offered him a pay rise and invested in the squad he would have stayed. If Mike Ashley was not our chairman, Carroll would not have left.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #14

    even gudjohnson on loan woulda been better than nothing,totally gutted

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  • JohnNUFC

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #15

    @giveaways: contracts work both ways, the club can refuse to sell a player in contract and a player with a contract can refuse to go

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Time to Sell up Ashley, GET OUT NOW!

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Never underestimate the incompetence of this owner.
    Never think he is capable of dojng the right thing for the club.
    He is really a mackem with a rubber face mask

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  • BWFFBW

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Might as well keep the cash then bring in some trash at ridiculous cost to us. I am SOOO PISSED at AC and NUFC leadership!!! An Absolute nightmare!!!

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  • ToonHero

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #19

    yay, shola, best, ranger and loven….thats premier league standard for you…

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #20

    he could have refused the bar stewards his fault wuss not a geordie in my book, have u see the size of him! pushed out my ass

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Embarrassing the whole saga, those bids were purely for show, Ashley has just pocketed 35m quid.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Im going to bed.
    What another mad, mad day in the history of NUFC.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #23

    JohnNUFC

    Yes that’s true, but Ashley wanted to sell, he had been touting him to Spurs for months. And if you’re a player and your chairman is touting you around to other clubs, you’re not going to feel very wanted are you?

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  • knottsy82

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #24

    lied to again! again and again!

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  • toonarmy21

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Absolute disgrace end off 35 m to fat man pockets thanks very much

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  • BWFFBW

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #26

    BTW- Crouch? Zog, and Bendtner!! Crap, all three of them. Rather stick it out with Ranger, Best, Shola…

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #27

    hope the judas goes down next time he gets drunk and batters some shell suit wearing dole bludging dodgy bird

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #28

    http://twitter.com/#!/Ally_Craig_

    Carroll was most defo pushed, no doubt in my mind at all. Why are you all crucifying him, and playing directly to Fat Ashley’s hands.

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #29

    bolloKKs he could hve said no

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  • BWFFBW

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Fatty Get out of my CLUB!!!

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #31

    It has been suggested on this blog that this is why CH was sacked. Any thoughts?

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #32

    I hope we don’t go back for Zog in summer!!

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  • Oba

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #33

    NOTHING on Shearer, got absolutely nothing on him.

    Won’t even come close to being as good as that man.

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  • nicolnj

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #34

    i may have to stop supporting this club. it’s a loser mentality, and will always be… since the day dyer fought on the field, we have been a joke

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  • Abbott

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #35

    I am not unhappy at all… We have got 35m for a quite “unproven” player with a large package of trouble. AC may be great success but might as well turn out to be a disaster.
    He didnt want to play here so I can simply not blame the owner for denying the transfer.

    I actually think that Shola will do the job almost equally good as AC (if he can stay fit) until we may buy a very high rated striker in the summer.

    Now lets focus on the squad at hand and perhaps dream about the players arriving in the summer.

    I simply can understand why people think newcastle made a bad deal today – I could be a really good one. I would have been much more upset if we lost someone like Tiote – he is more valuable for the team.

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  • wallio

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Was it too hard for Carroll to tell Newcastle he didn’t want to go rather then text the journal?? Does the lad not have a 5 year deal at the club which means he did not have to go?? Whether he was forced or not nobody forced him to get a ‘private jet’ to Liverpool!! Enjoy your money mate, hope it makes you happy!! You been exposed for what you really are today!!

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  • Markham

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Reports suggest that Andy Carroll contacted the editor of ToonTalk Steve Raith to say that

    “I’m gutted to be leaving my home town club, I was told to go. I didn’t want to leave, that’s why I signed a five year deal I was pushed out of the door.”

    As to how true this is I do not know, but again we have been betrayed by the fat cockney in charge. If not him, we have been betrayed by someone who we hoped would become as big a name as that of Shearer or Milburn. Either way, the fans have been let down again.

    It is apparent Ashley has no interest in the long term future of this club. Ashley out!

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  • MacToon

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Craig David (or w/e) is just Ashley’s puppet!

    Sad sad day on Tyneside. He was pushed but could have stood his ground.

    Bids for others, just like when we sold Milner, too little to late.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #39

    disgrace. all good and well to flog carroll, but not backups? i’m done with expectation

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  • MykToonFan

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #40

    We won’t go for N’Zogbia again.

    It was a panic bid because we couldn’t come up with any other names.

    Should have phoned QPR with a £15million bid for you-know-who…

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