Two Top Players For Newcastle This Summer


There are two players we’d just love to see Alan Pardew sign for Newcastle this season.

Daniel Sturridge – could score lots of goals for Newcastle

The first one is 21 year-old Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea, and surely this lad is exactly what Newcastle are looking for?

He’s strong and showed at Bolton that he can score goals in the Premier League,  with a good 8 goals in just 11 league games,  and would surely improve once he gets regular games in the Premier League.

He has good class but his chances at Chelsea are likely to be severely restricted,  with so many experienced strikers at Stamford Bridge.

That will only change if Chelsea elect to sell some of them this summer, but that will probably be the decision of whoever will replace departing Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti – maybe Guus Hiddink will come in again – or even Jose Mourinho will come in again.

We’re not sure how much the London  lad would cost but think he would be less risk than Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro,  simply because Kevin is unproven in the Premier League.

Maybe Newcastle could get the lad in for £10M or less, and we think that be an excellent but for the Tyneside club.

N’Zogbia played great for Roberto Martinez this season

The other player we’d love to see come back to Newcastle is 24 year-old winger, Charles N’Zogbia.

We criticized Charles severely when he left the club in January of 2009, but he’s done very well at Wigan, and there are now definite signs that he’s matured as a person and as a player in Lancashire.

Since joining Wigan, he’s added goals to his game and was a prime reason Wigan again avoided the drop this seaosn, with Charles scoring some key goals for the club.

In 88 appearances for Wigan,  Charles scored 18 goals, and in 158 appearances for Newcastle he scored 9 goals.

And if you believe the news going around about the French International, he is said to be very keen to come back to Newcastle, a City he has visited many times since he moved to Wigan two and a half years ago.

Sunderland and Liverpool are also thought to be interested in the player.

But imagine how much more threat Newcastle would be up front with these two lads in the side.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

Note: This article was written last Wednesday.



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75 comments so far

  • Thump

    May 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d give my left gooseberry for Sturridge in a toon top.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Thump

    Ill give my right

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  • Thump

    May 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #3

    There we go, Sturridge if you come here you will receive at least two testicles.

    You will be the most fertile man ever to live!

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  • sweendog

    May 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    yous are talking balls 🙂

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #5

    I must say Ed is a top bloke, even with his issues he has set up articles for us lot tonnes of respect to the man and a speedy recovery

    Both of these would be great additions to the squad but I still have large doubts that Sturridge will end up with us

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  • qtoon

    May 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    On another note, Marvin Martin has apparently been called up to the France squad for the Euro qualifiers… That’ll add a few extra million £ to his valuation

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  • toon-boi arran

    May 26, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Would love both here!!! anyone thought about getting Klose on a freebie? or maybe even podolski both very achievable!!!

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    May 26, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    What we would like is irrelevant as its up to the lunatics who run us. For what it is worth i would like Bendtner and Sturridge up front with the Zog and Krancjar brought in for the creative spark. Its only a few days since season ends however I am sick of seeing Liverpool want this , Tottenham want that- only papertalk however I am getting irate over these two clubs wanting everyone.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Edd Case

    May 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Out of all the names we’ve been linked with so far, Sturridge is the only one I’d desperately love to see up here because he is EXACTLY what we need.

    Gervinho, well, really like the look of him but I’m sure he’ll go elsewhere (CL side).
    Gamerio, not really bothered, there are others as good as, or better.
    N’Zogbia, I’m not so sure about. Yes, he’s a cracking player but I just worry about him as a person.
    There’s also the financial aspect, not really what I would expect of Ashley to buy back someone at a loss, albeit it wasn’t him in charge when Charles went, so maybe he’s happy to spend £10million to get him back?

    Sturridge though….please God, bring him to Toon.

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  • sweendog

    May 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    qtoon .. he was also voted in the top 3 youngsters in the french league..

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  • Markaccus

    May 26, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Klose is 33 now, probably too old for a move to the prem. Its a lot to get used to at the end of a career

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  • shearerbliss

    May 26, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Edd I think MA was in charge when CnZ got sold. 🙂

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  • Davies

    May 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Aye, Liverpool are royally getting on my nuts with all of their unsettling behaviour. Apparently, they want Jose, Gutierrez and Barton, along with players we want to bring in as well. Do they have a scouting network?

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  • LondonMagpie

    May 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed hats of to you for providing us with articles to read whilst your ill.

    I dont know whats going on with Newcastle atm just gunna keep quiet and see how it goes because no matter how many times i comment on this page it will never be noticed and we will never know MA’s motives thats whats annoying

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  • toonruz

    May 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Edd Case
    hate to tell u ashly was here when we sold zog cos it was j f k that sold him

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    May 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    To be honest i would rather offer enrique and barton new contracts than offer nolan a new contract.

    does any 1 watch nolan when the opposition has the ball, he’s a lazy sod or he needs to lose weight, The only positive is his goalscoring and leadership.

    as for him telling carroll to join liverpool, ive always thought nolan was a bit two faced. My opinion is nolan does not belong at a club like newcastle specially if we get back into europe..

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  • qtoon

    May 26, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    sweendog… yeah, he’s made a lot of noise this season. Would love to see him at the club, he’s got a xavi-esque passing ability! 19 assists this season!

    Couple of others made the France squad.. N’zogbia and Matuidi. we’ve been linked with both..

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  • toon-boi arran

    May 26, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    @Markaccus

    Rekon he could still cut it! finished last world cup with 4 goals at 32 be better than what we currently have….especially on a free

    anyone have any info on who this CM Mystery man is yet?

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  • Snubs

    May 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    looks like we’ve bid or the bid has been accepted for charles n zogbia .. 10 M apparently. source is twitter

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #20

    No such things as the Mystery CM player that was imminent….4 days ago now!!!

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  • burnsie

    May 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #21

    its all gone quiet!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thump

    May 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #22

    lol sweendog 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    I won’t argue on that one, toon-boi, he’s deffo better than amoeba and co. Worth having him lead the line with the flair players (arfa, zog) behind, IF he makes the transition to prem footy ok.

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #24

    37 BEN ARFA 37 has a very good point. For me Nolan is anonymous as club captain. Use him as we do but give the armband to Barton for next season.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 26, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #25

    has anything else been said on twitter regarding Zogbia lads?

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  • Partizan

    May 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #26

    If we’re looking for someone who would loove to play for us,someone who could trigger the marketing expansion in Asia,a top striker who just doesn’t have that luck to play in that s**t team.
    Last season he was excellent,especially against the top teams in Italy.

    Have a look at this article and you’ll see that this is the spirit we’re looking for.

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/14/asia/2011/05/26/2503857/stressed-takuyuki-morimoto-eager-to-find-a-new-club

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  • burnsie

    May 26, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #27

    ericles you have totally misinterpreted what ben arfa37 is saying!!!! he is saying is NOT ”anonymous” as club captain, i.e. he IS a great leader. He is saying isnt fast enough or fit enough to do a lot more (apart from score the odd goal – which he is great at) AND be a great leader of men, which he is also!!!

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  • Markaccus

    May 26, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #28

    All gone quiet on twatter re zog and everything else, ppl might have been told to shut up

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 26, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Angryman

    Well we have pretty much signed a mystery CM in Abeid. Only 18 but if he was talked into the move by tiote and ben arfa as he says maybe he is actually a lil diamond

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  • Snubs

    May 26, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #30

    i just said, geordie toon, if you read… apparently they’ve accepted a 10 M bid for charles

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  • Markaccus

    May 26, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Is that recent though snubs? Last thing I read was the 10mil thing but it was this morning.

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  • xfer

    May 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Ed, you are wonderful. Preparing articles for us to read, knowing you would be gone for a couple of days! Respect.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    oh yeah sorry Snubs.!
    A dont seem to believe it surely an accepted bid would be reported by now and they aint even a whisper about it except twatter

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  • Ezedoesit

    May 26, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Martinez said he’d only sell him to a CL club so I doubt that. I’d love it though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK2UI2_kZ2A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 26, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieToon

    This is what im starting to think unfortunately :/

    SSN would have picked up on something by now… has anyone been passed SJP to see the so called part atmosphere? lol was that even true?

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  • stestickle

    May 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #36

    well pardews deffo at SJP

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  • James

    May 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Maybe I’m misremembering, and while I always highly rated N’Zog, wasn’t he always waving his back end at Arsenal every chance he got?

    I think he’s come on leaps and bounds as a player since he left us, and if he wants to come back, fantastic, but I really don’t want him to use us as a stepping stone for the big time.

    This said, it’d be great to see him back in black and white, playing in his strongest position as opposed to a stop-gap left back, which is where we seemed to deploy him most- there’s little wonder his scoring record wasn’t as good for us as it has been for Wigan!

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #38

    stestickle – how do you know pardew is ther have you seen him mate?

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 26, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Magpietillidie, okay fair comment, but is it really fair to tell the paying public, namely me and others, that they are about to push over the finishing line an International class midfielder, who isnt in the bottom 4 fighting against relegation, only to sign an 18 year old youngster, who lets face it, none of us have heard of. I mean, has he actually played for any international team above u18 level? I think the statement was very misleading and MEANT to mislead, if its that french kid Pardew was referring to…..dont you??

    This is my issue with the current Management at my beloved club……it repeats itself every year, almost to the word, barring the names change!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Lads, I warned you about Warris on Twitter, i did last year. The guy throws as much rumour out as he can in the hope that one of them comes off, then he is reliant on one or 2 on the blogs saying ‘remember, he told us about Ben Arfa and he was deed reet’. He also said Robbie Keane signed last year, plus another top class player was in Jesmond House hotel ready to sign…neither materialised, but he did tell us about Ben Arfa!!!

    Not being a Negger, just telling you a fact or 2 🙁
    He gets about 10% of his predictions correct.

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