Charles N’Zogbia Greed Turning Newcastle Off


There is a good report in the local Newcastle Journal this morning on Newcastle’s efforts to sign former winger Charles N’Zogbia.

N’Zogbia – greed and attitude turning off Pardew

And the news doesn’t seem good for those Newcastle fans who want to see Charles back on Tyneside.

It seems it’s becoming very hard to read exactly what the intentions of the French International are, and Newcastle think the player will take the highest wage offer made to him, whichever club that comes from.

Manager Alan Pardew has growing reservations about the player’s attitude, and no doubt will have heard how he acted when at Newcastle, from the summer of 2004 though January of 2009.

The Journal is reporting the player has made it known he is willing to see out the one year left on his contract at Wigan, if he cannot get £60K/week from a  club this summer, which is his minimum wage demands apparently.

His advisers are also acting like they want to start a bidding war for their client,  and the fact that he can  also be a complex character, seems to be starting to put the Magpies off.

A senior Newcastle source said today:

“The N’Zogbia situation is turning into a bun fight, there are a lot of clubs in for him and there is a lot of confusion about what his intentions are.”

“It seems he is waiting to see who offers him the most money, that is his priority and is that the sort of person we want to play for Newcastle United?”

“He is a very talented boy, but is he just a mercenary? We are considering all of these things. We need to have a long hard think about it because it is a lot of money to spend on one player who left under a cloud.”

We’ve found out it’s important that players come to Newcastle for other reasons than just a big wage.

And since Kevin Nolan has departed, we are now concerned about the team spirit at Newcastle, and therefore it’s more important than ever to sign players who will wear the Newcastle shirt with great pride.

If Charles is acting this way, then it’s probably best that Newcastle don’t bring him back, even though in our recent poll, a full 51% thought that at £12M, Charles would still be a good buy for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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67 comments so far

  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    at 12 mill we can 2 ben arfas and 1 cheick tiote

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  • terencelim

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    “A senior Newcastle source” lol

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    we can get*

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Notice that Journal report says a senior source but doesn’t mention a name, Stinks of BS to me.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5

    I think he is a great talent, that is no doubt.

    But a cloud has always followed him around.
    He is very much in the mould of Anelka, in that he wants his own way or he will sulk, and when he sulks, the toys really come out of the pram.

    I would love to see him back here, simply because of his talents, but do we need a disruptive figure in the dressing room, Im not so sure!?

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  • funkness

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    I want him signed! I think he would be a different player than last time he was around, and the leadership skills he has shown at Wigan suggest, that he has matured greatly. I think all talk of bad attitude, are simply incorrect as things are now. I think he would work even harder if signed, just to show all his doubters wrong. And with our new French legion having to settle, who would be a better suited bridge builder thatn Charles N’Zogbia? He is a proven EPL player, and first and foremost, he has great affection for our club, which was recently shown, when it turned out, that he had recommended our club to Cabaye .. I say: Sign him!

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  • magmick

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    His loss our gain! its all about the money with zog. Can get better from french league!

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  • shear-class

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Why does ed just start threads from others sources please state some facts once in a while

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    “A senior source in Newcastle” = just some old bloke they asked in the street?

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Onto the next target… Barnetta maybe 🙂

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  • shear-class

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    I would take Nzogbia all day he hasnt kicked up a stink at all at wigan a sign of maturity maybe

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  • sweendog

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    reading up there about Jose Salomon Rondon surely we can get him or Andre Schurrle, Bayer Leverkusen. Rondon would be my preference and his price in a couple of years will easily be as much if not more than Carroll.. carr get the finger out as we need a striker… 🙂

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  • Riska

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    If I were a footballer, I would also wait and see all the offers on the table before declaring my intention. I would argue that is a very sensible thing to do, especially when this is a decision that is going to affect a large portion of your footballing career.

    “A senior Newcastle Source” could be anybody. Likely, it was a senior citizen who happened to be outside the Jounal office and had an opinion on the matter.

    Bottom line: French international, kept wigan up: good buy. If we’re paying Alan Smith 60k, we can sure as hell pay N’zogbia the same amount.

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    We signed Maurvaux, do we need Charlie back? Personally I’d rather keep Jonas. We will have Maurvaux and Jonas as first choice wingers and Fergie and Lua Lua, (perhaps even Routledge) as understudies. Also still have Ryan Taylor and Goslng at right Mid……not to mention Joey????

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Not the player I want to see playing in the Black and White shirt. Yes he’s a talent, but Newcastle have already had their fair share of money grabbers (Owen, Xisco) and we know how that’s turned out. I’d prefer someone who’s a little more level headed, and wants to join the club for the sake of playing football.
    Hope Barnetta deal comes through, would be a terrific signing.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #16

    A senior source probly means the head tea lady

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #17

    zogbia guarantee us goals, thats for sure

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18

    If we can offload Smith, Xisco who are earning 60k and 50k respectively.. no reason why we can’t afford Nzogbia.. He’s a player who can fire us high up the table.. Period.

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Think this could be more smoke and mirrors stuff or just some further BS from the papers,

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #20

    i think we have to concentrate on bringing in 2 strickers and 2 full backs

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  • Norwegian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #21

    I still think we should grab Anthony Ujah. He had his second 4th-trick for this season yesterday. 12 goals on 11 games.

    http://webtv.tv2.no/webtv/sumo/?treeId=2051

    He is pure magic, and the only club I would like him to go to is Newcastle!

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  • Norwegian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Sorry, wrong link, here is the right one:
    http://webtv.tv2.no/webtv/?progId=528198

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  • Kings of Toon

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Guys, If you want players like N’Zogbia, you have to pay him the going rate for his ability.

    He is one of the best wingers in the EPL by far. Im not saying bust the bank, but put yourself in his place. Liverpool offer him 55k a week, Sunderland 60, Mike Ashley who has a reputation for selling players just as they begin to settle so he can make a profit. Just the way I see it folks.

    Lets face it, not alot of Decent UK based players would want to come here I dont think. The Managment Team arent covering themselves in glory, and havent for some years now.

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  • the holy grail

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #24

    Please dont underestimate the role his agent willy mckay has played in making it dificult for nufc, he is an agent who is renound for accepitng highest wages and bids and earngng as much as he can, granted nzogbia may to be being greedy but mckay is a greedy snake and ashley nd lambias know this.

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  • Eyeball81

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #25

    8 shear-class // Jun 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Why does ed just start threads from others sources please state some facts once in a while
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    Not being funny mate but its ….because we all like to read about whats going on with the club…if Ed left out the speculation, rumours etc…the blog would hardly be worth keeping it going…we get nothing from the club (facts wise) apart from pardews Jibba Jabba!!

    I sometimes get frustrated with the number of storys that get churned out….but I wouldnt have it any other way

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    @17

    NO! 2 new strikers guarantee us goals!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #27

    @24

    Is Willy McKay not also Barton’s agent?

    Maybe he is not keen on being involved with NUFC with any player?

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  • lewytoon

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #28

    Perch to Blackpool they want prem players so they come straight back up

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  • P.I.

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #29

    @the holy grail
    Very good point mate. And isnt he Bartons agent? In which case hw’ll be digging his heels in even more so with Nzogbia my means of payback.
    It’s disgusting really how agents are running a large portion of football now. The fans want Nzogbia back, the club wants Nzogbia, and the player wants to come back, and yet its anything but straightforward as the agent makes it difficult while he haggles for more cash.

    Makes me sick!

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #30

    The £60K a week that Alan Smith is reported to be on is totally irrelevant to the current situation.
    Different time, different financial climate.

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  • Solaidback

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #31

    toonfan76 // Jun 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Notice that Journal report says a senior source but doesn’t mention a name, Stinks of BS to me.
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    Just because the ‘Source’ name wasn’t mentioned, doesn’t mean it’s BS. the fact is, we already know that Us, the Muckems, Cessepool & now the Vile are after him, so yes I can see others trying their best to get him & offer him a better deal but remember this:

    Us – we supposedly have a wgae cap but nothing officialy has been seen of this, so I think it’s down to Ashley who says what it is..

    Muckems – their owner Shorty wants to cut their 82% of revenue wage bill, so I doubt he’ll be allowing them to pay 60k+/wk wages to any player, well not until they get shot of some of the other overpaid dross they have!!

    The Vile – the reason MON eft was cause Randy Learner wanted to reduce their wage bill too, so yet again I don’t see them paying 60k+/wk not unless its to replace Ashley Young…

    Cessepool – Don’t seem to have a limit on wages yet but do you really think that Zogs will play with Carroll??? thats a tough one to call, especially if Carroll is on the 80k/wk he’s reported to be getting, something to wind up Zogs with imo.. lol

    So, who else, personally I wouldn’t want him back if he wants that sort of wages, not after getting rid of Nolan who we could have used the money on…

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #32

    holy grail @ 24:
    I made this point yesterday, but wasnt absolutely sure about CNZ being on the books of McKay. If it is totally true, this explains everything. Both Barton and CNZ want to be careful that McKay does not do what Olivier Bernard’s agent did a few years back – ruined the players career.

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  • P.I.

    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #33

    @Sollaidback
    I agree with your analysis of the situation, however to suggest that you would rather pay Nolan than Nzogbia?

    It would be a case of having Nolan and what he brings to the team until aged 34, or having Nzogbia and what he could offer until age 30.

    Its a no brainer for me, Nolan already infuriates as he usually looks absolutely awful in the middle of the park., where as Nzogbia kept a team up on his own, skins players for fun and can score goals. I would suggest n’zogbia in our team last season would have gotten 10 minimum.
    For me its a no brainer. nzog every day of the week over Nolan. Just my opinion.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #34

    If any of this article is true, to me it stinks of Willy Mckay trying to get the biggest payment for himself like.

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  • Xavi

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #35

    im sick of these “sources”

    i would put all our efforts in signing daniel sturridge.

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  • the holy grail

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #36

    Yes he is bartons agent and i dont agree how agents play god with their clients careers, there is more than just money tht should dictate a players career realy mckay should get shot with shit for not geting nzogbia a better move to wigan in the 1st place. modric is on 45k a week and vamalen 35k but they are at arguably good clubs, their familys are settled which is worth more than 5g a week which is y i cant understand nolan if u and your family are settled, you are adored and you are hapy y accept 5k more a week for the upheval

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #37

    By the way, CNZ will not be going to the bin raiders, because they only buy massively over priced players with ‘potential’ ha ha ha ha Jordan f*****g Henderson what a muppet Dalglish. The same ‘ tactical genius and football messiah’ that bought Carl Serrant, Brian Penas, Garry Brady, and Des F*****g hamilton. yes the same Dalglish that thought Andreas Anderson was a striker…… those scousers have a long hard season ahead ha ha ha

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #38

    whether a ‘senior source’ said it or its press BS doesnt matter its the truth ‘ do we want zog back especially due to the past? is he just after the money? will he complain and leave again?

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #39

    CNZ at Liverpool? Not likely, becasue he can actually play a bit. Dalglish can not see the wood for the trees (Jordan Henderson ha ha ha ha) remember Dalglish signed Andreas Anderson, Des Hamilton, Carl Serrant, Brian Penas, Garry Brady etc etc ….. half with of the highest order.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #40

    Whats the odds we have to wait til Friday again for another transfer?

    Barnetta through the door then? I’d love N’zogbia back, think hes an awesome player. But we all know MA isnt going to be messed around with when it comes to contract negotiations.

    He’ll offer you a contract and thats that, you accept it or we move on to someone else.

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