Newcastle Interested In England Left Back

Newcastle were interested in Stephen Warnock when he was at Liverpool and then when he was at Blackburn Rovers.

Stephen Warnock – Newcastle interested in Villa reject

But Newcastle didn’t get the left back, who was in the England squad last summer in the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Left-back Warnock is also likely to be interesting his former club and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, although Newcastle’s Jose Enrique is thought to be their number one left back target in the summer.

Indeed Newcastle could take two Aston Villa players, Warnock and Ireland, who seem not to be rated by new French manager Gerard Houllier, and Stephen has been training with the Reserves at Villa Park, which is a bit of a shame.

Bolton Wanderers are also after Warnock, who will turn 30 in December.

Warnock does not fit the profile of a young player Newcastle are usually after, but with young Shane Ferguson coming through fast at Newcastle, the former Liverpool youngster could be a more than decent signing, and could immediately fill in for the likely departing Jose Enrique.

Stephen has no future at Villa Park, and he’s in a similar situation to Stephen Ireland too.

A source at Villa Park said today:

“It’s pretty obvious that Stephen has no future at Villa while Gerard Houllier is here and it is now all about who comes in for him this summer.”

The news that will interest Newcastle is that both Stephen Warnock and Stephen Ireland will be bargain buys this summer from Villa, and that’s always interested Newcastle, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

We’d be happy to see Warnock arrive on Tyneside, as he’s a good player, and a very good professional and would fit very well into the Newcastle squad.

For the record the Ormskirk born player  has so far played 296 times with 12 goals in his club career, for Liverpool, Blackburn and Aston Villa, and on loan when a youngster to Coventry City and Bradford City.

He’s got two England caps.

What do you think about Warnock?

Comments welcome.

52 comments so far

  • Andy

    May 10, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Would be good. Great cover for Jose or good starter if jose goes bringing in a younger less experienced player. We’d get him on the cheap as well. Better than konchesky at least!

  • gorskino10

    May 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Great another “Reject” is that the only type of player we can attract?


    May 10, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    How old is he?

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 10, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s a 100 times better than Konckesky

  • P.I.

    May 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t say i’m at all convinced by StePHen Warnock. At best he was a workman like full back, not particularly pacey, can’t recall him being great going forward.
    Not in the least bit exciting. I wouldn’t mind us signing Warnock on the cheap IF it was to be as asquad player only, and were we to lose Enrique i would hope it would be another player to come in as his replacement ahead of Warnock.
    To be honest the Warnock situation is much the same as Elmander, he’ll cost us nothing to buy so the powers that be are sat there kidding themselves that they’ll be something they’re not.
    Elmander gave Colloccini a tough game at the Reebok therefore he should come in and be our main centre forward for the next 2 years.
    No way. He’s a mediocre player at best, who gets nowhere near the first team now that Sturridge is on loan there. Warnock’s much the same, we need a certain degree of quality, and I dont feel StePHen is.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    IF he comes for 2m£ then ill be happy if nt dont want him he can oly be used for cover

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    My dad is 64, played left back at school, and is currently without a club, are newcastle soon to be linked with him too?

  • boonarmy

    May 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    whats with is being linked to all the rejects they have done nothing in premier league previously so whats the point. I would rather spend on unknown players and take a risk than get these 30 year old bench warmers.

  • Danj_008

    May 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    A reject player can work at times, but can be a risk all the same.

    NUFC should be doing everything to keep Jose, the left side has been the best its been for years. Jose and Guti have linked well this season.

    If jose is to go, then Fergie should be playing in the last two games to give him more experience only way the lad is going learn is by doing..

  • boonarmy

    May 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10


  • RichK

    May 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    WWJBD – He’s 29, soon be turning 30.

    I think he’d be an ideal replacement for Jose. Although he doesn’t fit the ‘policy’ he provides a wealth of premier league experience.

    I can see us signing the following players:

    Reo Coker – Free
    Larsson – Free
    C.Cole – £4-6m
    Ireland – £3-5m
    Warnock – £3-5m (possible)

    I think we’ll sell or try and sell:

    Campbell – released
    Kuqi – released
    Routledge – £1m
    Xisco – £??
    Enrique – £8-12m

    Possibly – Perch, Smith, R.Taylor

    Watch this space I guess.

  • carlton nufc

    May 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    What we should do if we want to progress is with Carroll money buy a 20-23 year old striker same ability ie sturridge which would cost 15-20 mill tops not the 10 every1 is saying then sell Enrique for top end price 12-15 mill spend that or close on top left back ie bains then we still have 10-20 mill to top up squad buy new 1st team players so I would get tarrabt -7.5 mill+routledge kranjcar -5 mill and see if we could get kenyen jones for cash plus a player lover ameobi ranger on loan plus aload of freebies larrson/elmader u take your pick realy lol but what it will be is we will sell our best striker for 2 avarage 1s sell Enrique for sum has been and waste money on squad players who ent going to progress us any one have any thing to reply

  • derekm

    May 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    boonarmy – tiote was a “reject ” at FC Twente, could’nt get a game!

  • Dan in france

    May 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    ive got the best place for him LEFT BACK in the changing room 😀 muahaha

  • wynsleap

    May 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #15

    “Newcastle interested in Villa reject” is the headline.
    Says it all really.

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Its a classic dan! And he could always fill in at right back AT HOME!

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    He would be my 163rd choice.


    May 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Cheers RichK

    That strikes me as too old for us but if we are in need of a experienced LB then get him in.

    As for all those moaning about us being linked with ‘rejects’ and ‘bench warmers’ who do you want? We are a mid table team with a low draw manager. We are a sideways step for all players (that are wanted by us) we are being linked with least the ‘rejects’ will want to come here.

    I read that that Fulham are linked with Osvaldo I honestly thought what can Newcastle offer him that Fulham cant? I drew a blank

  • north east lincs toon

    May 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Another fight in the bottom half next season lugo and ranger man upfront

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Speak to any villa fan, they think Warnock is SH**!!

  • Sir Erec

    May 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Perhaps go in for Martin Olsson of Blackburn, Oscar Wendt of FCK or Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic if we are looking at left backs.

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #22

    WWJBD – three things straight away:

    • The chance to play in front of double the size of crowd.
    • We’re even with Fulham now, but have more funds to splash than them – greater potential.
    • We have two of his compatriots already in the Toon.

  • boonarmy

    May 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #23

    derekm … tiote isnt 30, there are far better left backs out there who are alot younger id rather bring youth up than spend money on warnock as a back up.

  • boonarmy

    May 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Damn right people are moaning about bringing in rejects, most fans dont want to sell there best players and bring in replacements that are not as good or have the potential to be as good.


    May 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25

    1.Crowds I agree we have over Fulham but they have a brilliant manager.

    2.The funds arent proven to be there yet in all fairness (I think it will be though). Fulham are stable and have been for a while. They also have great potential imo. Have had a bad season in my eyes where as we have had a good one.

    3.Maybe true but money talks louder than friends.

    Another one we have over them is we dont have a Michael Jackson statue 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #26

    better than Konchesky but that’s not saying much. surely we can do better than this, even on a budget.

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD – haha yer, unless Osvaldo has an undying passion for Jacko, I think we just edge it at present. 🙂

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    We will not be signing anybody over the age of 26, that I can guarantee, so stop fretting lads.


    May 10, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #29

    haha I now feel the need to look up whether he has mentioned Jacko in any statements but I really cant be bothered haha

  • jimmymagpie

    May 10, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Isn’t it funny how the fantasy lists of a few months ago, have given way to more realistic targets, as myself and a few others told the deluded ones at the time? We aren’t in Europe, and we don’t pay the wages or fees to attract the top boys. If they come to England, they are only interested in London or one of the North West big boys. Warnock doesn’t fit the Pardew/Ashley blueprint of signing players of 24 or younger.

  • Cardboy

    May 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Fergie needs to be given his chance next season, exciting prospect. Got some pace and passion which will lift the crowd and spur on the others. What they really need is someone who will convert a few more of the decent chances being provided cos they have been there in most of the games. Without Nolan poaching so many things could have been a lot worse in the run in. Sturridge would be great. Not a big fan of Ireland to be honest, strikes me along for the ride, not much loyalty if you ask me.

  • Sir Erec

    May 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Not signing anyone over the age of 26?

    Not ever during Ashley’s time in charge has that policy ever been implemented. Ever.

    I don’t see what is the problem with signing players over that age, sure they might have a lower sell on value, but if you are trying to bring in experienced players to help us fight when the chips are down, and to be a rallying point when we face ‘weaker’ opposition

    Even clubs as successful as Manchester United have brought in older heads to help out the squad, ie in 2007 when Henrik Larsson was brought in for a couple months.

    Despite the fact that Sir Alex is an old codger, he does know a lot about the game of football.

  • Sir Erec

    May 10, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Another great prospect to punt for would be Patrick van Aanholt, looked good at his time on the Toon last season.

  • Omar

    May 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #34

    i would rather have patrick van aanholt too !

    hes young n classy

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Sir Erec – I’m sure Pardew saying: “we want young players, who won’t depreciate in value” is a sure enough sign that we won’t be signing any old players.

    Mike’s too aware of the financial side now, gladly, thanks to the likes of Owen, Duff etc. Why do you think there’s some hard bargaining going on with our very own Scouse pair? Because they’re approaching 30 and we want value for money.

    It’s probably in the back of Mikes mind: “Could I sell Joey now for £7m, because he’s probably only going to decrease in value the next few years. Then fund a younger replacement of similar quality, for a lesser price and lesser wages, who could rocket in value.”

    He’s a business man, afterall.

  • davybtoon

    May 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #36

    we wont sign anyone 29 or over unless there on a free transfer simple as that

  • MadAboutToon

    May 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #37

    he’d be good back up to jose but not good enough to lace is boots. if jose leaves then i’d like to think were getting a better 1st choice than him

  • Brutooon

    May 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Warnock- he is a OK leftback, just want to know how old he is….

    Patrick van Aanholt – best we can get is him, offer him high wages and first team football

    markaccus : i think your dad would be a good backup for enrique

  • BenArfa-Legend10

    May 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #39

    This guy is Shit man……..he doesnt even play that much for england. If you ask me its a waste of time………we should buy the following-
    Taye Taiwo – free
    Edin Hazard – 10 mill
    Hulk – 25 mill—–if he is interested ( unlickly)
    Wickham – 8 mill
    larsson – free
    Demel – free


  • Brutooon

    May 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #40


    Edin Hazard would join a Champion League Club
    Hulk is also the same
    Wickham would join Spurs


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