Newcastle Linked With Scottish International Winger


There is a report in the Sunday Times today, that Newcastle United may be interested in Scottish winger Robert Snodgrass.

Robert Snodgrass – can play on either wing

Let’s say it right up front, that that’s an unfortunate name to be blessed with, but Snodgrass has been very decent for Leeds United since 2008, when he joined them from Scottish club Livingston.

We think Pardew may surprise Newcastle fans this summer by bringing in at least 6 new players, but one or two could be from the lower leagues in England, and at Leeds United they also have a very decent young left winger in Max Gradel, who is 23 years old,  like Snodgrass.

And if Leeds don’t make the Premier League next season, they could well see some of their better players leaving the club.

Leeds United are currently 7th top on 66 points, level on points with 6th placed Nottingham Forest,  so they could still make the playoffs this season.

And other clubs that have been reported to be interested in Snodgrass are Stoke City, Birmingham and Wolves.

Snodgrass can play on either wing, and he can also play in the middle as a withdrawn striker, so the lad is quite versatile and it seems Alan Pardew will go after a number of versatile players this summer.

Robert has played for all the Scottish Youth teams, and so far has two full Scottish caps, and made his debut as a substitute against Northern Ireland in the 2011 Nations Cup match in February.

In his three seasons at Leeds United, which have been in the lower leagues of course, he has played 128 times and scored 28 goals, and has never received a yellow card in his total career, and never had a yellow or red card at Livingston in Scotland, where he played 92 times and scored 17 goals.

In fact he has one red card in total and no yellow cards, which is an interestingly stat to have these days.

If Alan Pardew does bring in a couple of cheaper players from the lower leagues in England, it will be a huge judgment call as to whether the players can perform in England’s top league.

Certainly Mike Williamson has shown there are good players in the lower leagues,  who can indeed make the step up to the English Premier League, and Mike has been a success for Newcastle since signing a short 15 months ago.

We expect Newcastle to bring in two or three fairly expensive signings this summer, at least two free agents, and a couple of lower league players in England.

And if Jose Enrique does leave he will need to be replaced also.

What do you think of Robert Snodgrass – could he make it in the English Premier League with Newcastle?

Comments welcome.



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150 comments so far

  • Kurt

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #1

    no thank you, not good enough

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    1st!!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #3

    I currently live in Leeds since finishing Uni here last year and my flat is literally ten minutes walk from Elland Road so I have been to a few of their games over the last 3 years…

    Tbh i really don’t think he is up to the standard of our current midfield so his addition to the squad would only be for cover. He isn’t that quick a bit like Nolan strong and reads the game quite well but is hit and miss… 1 game he will play good the next he will be none existent.

    Personally this is a no go, not sure what you lot think

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    3rd!

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #5

    5th!

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Finally i was right!
    lol

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    would prefer Gradel

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #8

    haha well done baro

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #9

    snodgrass is class in championship wud defo have him on the bench for us he is better than larsson

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  • MacToon

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    “We expect Newcastle to bring in two or three fairly expensive signings this summer, at least two free agents, and a couple of lower league players in England.”

    Well that’s what we should do.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    No yellow cards? That will never do at NUFC.

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks you!

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  • kilcline

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Not good enough to get in our team so what is the point, we can get players like Larsson on a free to improve the squad depth.

    We should ignore anyone GG links us with too, he has as much of a football brain as Jason McAteer.

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #14

    He can take a free-kick he is a talent not a bad player atall would only be around £3m so I would give him a chance

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  • Solaidback

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Baro, grow up child!!!

    Not sure as I’ve never seen Snodgrass play but if he’s a younger version of Nolan, he could make a decent squad player for us…

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Max Gradel 2 million
    Shane Long 4 million
    Gervinho 10 million
    Moussa Sow 12 million
    Kyle Walker 4 million

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  • baro

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    solaidback

    Grow up? Seriously? When everybody else does it i don’ t see you saying anything…. 🙂

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  • hainesy

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #19

    I believe we may finally sign Aiden McGeady. Could be around 6-8million.

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  • NorseToonBrann

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #20

    caaaaaant wait for the summer:)

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #21

    my mamma is a jock and ma daddy is a Geordie , My stomach drops when ever i see us linked with anybody Scottish, the only Scottish player id have is Charlie Adam- class, imo better than Barton

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #22

    @baro,
    those signings plus Elmander and either Doyle, Rodellaga or Gamerio up front and Wendt in defence then I’d be pretty happy.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Elmander? dunno who Gamerio is…
    Doyle? come on mate , we need a bit more ambition, i dont want Elmander hes f*ckin useless what is it 3-4 seasons at Bolton and he has 1 half decent season, hes 28 or 29 as well

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Elmander couldnt finish his dinner, hes the white Ameobi!!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Elmander is a striking option that could warm the bench adding depth for free

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Elmander is dead weight, hes 28 or 29, his wages would be high , look at his goal ratio in the PL i bet you its not impressive, id rather have Ashley on the bench

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  • Thump

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Careful what you wish for, james. Last thing you want is Ashley realising he can pick up wages from NUFC!

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Ha ha true , he’ll declare him self the new number 9 !

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  • geordiefinn

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Elmander is 30 yrs old, so he doesn’t fit in our transfer policy, although he is pretty good. So no thanks.

    We should sign:
    – Moussa Sow ~15 million
    – Gervinho ~10 million
    – New right-back (Simpson’s our weakest player in current starting 11)
    – Nigel Reo-Coker (replaces Smith)
    – A promising young centreback (depends on Kádár’s future)

    Don’t forget we have couple of promising wingers (Ferguson & LuaLua), so maybe we shouldn’t buy players like Snodgrass or Gradel..

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Elmander is possibly better than Shola and Loven who are our current strike force.

    With the signings of Sow, Long and one of Doyle, Rodellega or Gamerio Elmander would be a good back up to injury problems which we will undoubtedly have next season

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #31

    The fact that u used the word possibly says it all, we cant afford to have somebody that might be better than Ameobi and lovenpants, we need vastly improved players that we know are going to be better than the 2 we have at the moment- because i think our strike force is one of or the worst in the League at the moment

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #32

    ok who do you suggest then fella?
    Am open to being swayed

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    kilcline, didn’t know I had to be a club manager to comment here. I thought I just needed to support NUFC to comment. I may not have a football brain but I do have a brain and I do not resort to insulting peoples mothers or fathers just because I disagree with them.

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  • Al-ToOn

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #34

    If we can get him for £750k-£1.5m then yes get him but any more is just a waste which could e spend on luring better quality. Currently watching the bolton game and I don’t care if he costs £20m Danny Sturridge is a absolute most! He has torn the arsenal defence apart more so than Messi in the champions league. Please buy Sturridge! wouldn’t mind Gameiro, Lukaku, Taarabt or Gervinho either.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #35

    I really don’t like the thought of Doyle being here next season: For Wolves: Games 59 Goals 14 = 1 goal every 4 games. Face it, that is shit. Elmander for Bolton: Games 88 Goals 18 = 1 goal every 5 games. Shitter but he’s free. Rodallega= For Wigan: Games 84 Goals 21 = 1 in 4 same as Doyle shit still!

    Gameiro for Lorient: Games 94 Goals 43 = 1 in 2.2games much better although in the French League. Younger than Doyle as well.

    Shane Long for Reading whilst in the Premier League: Games 58 Goals 7. It doesn’t take a genius to work out how shite that actually is.

    Moussa Sow for Lille: Games 30 Goals 20. Goal every 1.5games even for the French league that is pretty epic!

    Based on that I would want Moussa Sow, Elmander as back-up and Kevin Gameiro.

    Also I would bid for Papiss Cisse of Freiburg 43games 26goals. Not bad for a player with Freiburg.
    Finally Rondon ONLY 21 with one of the worst teams in la liga yet he has 12goals in 25games.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Demba Ba, Id love him, he is a monster of a man, he hasnt signed with West Ham yet , i think hes on loan? failing that Sturridge – but cant see Chelsea letting him go, havent seen much of Sow but sounds promising

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  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Hainesy

    You have done some research there mate, when you display the facts like that it seems simple.. If only it was.

    Have to say was a good read tho

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  • hainesy

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Cheers Darlo. And I know what you mean, IF ONLY.
    I was gutted when Boro got Alves 45games and 39goals I wanted that. But despite starting with 6goals in 11games he ended up next season only netting 4times.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Problem with lower leagues is Corrado Grabbi £6.75M for blackburn after one 2ogoal season in Serie B. He ended up with 2goals in 30games for blackburn. And he isn’t the only example!

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  • alka

    Apr 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Just seen Chamack’s tackle on Robinson and you can guarantee that if it had been barton ,Tiote or any Our players they would have been sent off

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