Newcastle Scouts Out In Force This Weekend

The Newcastle scouting team are already in full swing and will be out again watching prospective targets over the weekend, even though this is an International break.

Both of these will be scouting games for Newcastle  this weekend

Alan Pardew has said today he will indeed watch the England game against Wales in Cardiff – and why not since he’s English – and Alan will no doubt be looking to see how Matt Jarvis looks, if indeed the Wolves winger gets any playing time tomorrow.

And it’s not only Matt Jarvis that the Newcastle manager will be interested in, but also other players who may play against Newcastle during the the run-in to the season.

Players like new (old?) England captain John Terry and team-mate Frank Lampard of Chelsea, are just two examples as Newcastle still have to visit Stamford Bridge this season in the league.

And since Sunderland beat Chelsea down there 3-0 earlier in the season, there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot come away with something from that game, which takes place on 14th May, and is the second last game of the season, so we should be safe by then.

Newcastle scouts will be at other International games this weekend too, where some of Newcastle’s targets could be playing, and we would expect most, if not all of the players brought in over the summer are full Internationals.

This is what Alan had to say to the official Newcastle United web-site today:

“I will be watching, because there’s one or two who could feature against us, like Matt Jarvis of Wolves,””It will be interesting to see how that fixture unfolds.”

“But there will be a lot of fixtures this weekend that I will have my eye on because there’s one or two players we need to view as well.

“So our scouts are out and about all over Europe this weekend, checking on players we hope will have some significance here.”

Of course Newcastle will only have an exciting transfer window in the summer  if the club remains in the Premier League this season – that’s very true.

So it’s important to start winning games again, and it seems the best time to start is a week tomorrow against Wolves, which will take place in front of an expected 50,000 screaming mad Geordies at St. James’ Park.

That should help.


19 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    I want to be a talent scout. Sounds like a fantastic life.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #2

    One thing we must be mindful of, is signing too many African players, with the Cup of Nations falling next January.

  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #3

    i want to be an eagle, soaring the sky

  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4


  • geoff777

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5



    Continentist perhaps …?

    But a valid point as you can lose players for quite some time. (something like 5 weeks for finalists with pre-tournament get togethers).
    Then there are injuries & fatigue …

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #6


  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Mar 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Gervinho and Moussa Sow talk strengthening, imagine what Ben Arfa and Gervinho on the wings would be like! 🙂

  • ToonAndy

    Mar 25, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Have any of you lads seen moussa sow play? And if so… Would he be a good striker for NUFC?? I personally believe we 6 players … 2 quality strikers… 2 fast and skillful wingers with good crossing! … A quality centre midfielder and a big hard centre back… Obv if we lose a few players we might need more i.e. Enrique … But wud be happy with that

  • The Leazus End

    Mar 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #9

    lets just wait and see eh.
    afetr all we have all be given these expecations before and we end up with kucki coo up front

  • gorskino10

    Mar 25, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Sounds more like they are scouting players who will FACE us rather than Transfer Targets!

  • GeordieDan

    Mar 25, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Gervinho’s own words about NUFC:

    “Newcastle are a good team,” he said. “I have been linked to various teams now but I am still under contract at Lille until 2012, so I am not worrying.

    “We are top of the league and I want to win that. At the end of the season we can sit down and see what the next step will be. I want to concentrate on my football.

    “The Spanish and English leagues are two of the best in the world and it would be a privilege to play there, but I belong to Lille until 2012.”

    The plot thickens. Gervinho is a class act and Tiote must have mentioned it in passing how much he loves life in Toon. I think there might be something in this one. Genuinely do.

  • ganiyu

    Mar 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #12

    I just hope we escape relegation

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #13

    we will ganiyu, we will

  • mikenotiades

    Mar 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Gervinho told reporters: “Newcastle are a good team. I have been linked to various teams now but I am still under contract at Lille until 2012, so I am not worrying.

  • mikenotiades

    Mar 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #15

    This sounds promising

  • thepict

    Mar 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #16

    coolcatcarter89 has a valid point regarding signing too many players from Africa. IMO not a racist comment. If we sign 2 African players, that could be 4 players we loose to the African Nations Cup.

  • nufcburty

    Mar 26, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #17
  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Mar 26, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Remember there was a post that said we have already agreed 2 deals for players in the summer? and now we are linked with Sow and Gervinho.


    Mar 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Gervinho IS world class..fantastique player!
    Scores goals from seemingly impossible positions, reminds me of Andy Cole only better technique.
    More flair and beats players with ease …He really is amazing

    We can afford him and we can pay his wages will Mike Ashley speculate?

    This player is twice the player Andy Carrol is , although they have different strengths

    What’s he worth then?

    Pre-Contract agreement please ! Suppose we have to wait though to see what league we are in next season..

    Will Ash splash the cash ?

    And wheres our French correspondent when we need him ?

    NIAFRON….. where for art thou, Mon Amie ?.


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