Are Newcastle Really Interested In Celtic’s Scott Brown?

The has been news linking Celtic captain Scott Brown with Newcatsle over the last week or so.

Scott Brown – not interested in a move to Newcastle

And we though that may have been because newcatsle manager Alan Pardew was looking to bring in somebody who could replace former captain Kevin Nolan, and take over Kevin’s role as Newcastle captain.

But Scott, born in Dunfermline, made it clear he saw no reason to leave Celtic at all, and was looking forward to winning a lot more trophies (Scottish trophies), with the Glasgow club.

This is what Brown told the Daily Record:

“I’ve heard all the stuff about Newcastle but I haven’t paid the slightest attention to it.”

“I’m captain of Celtic Football Club, why would I even think about going anywhere else?”

“A few weeks ago I had the privilege of lifting my first piece of silverware since being given the armband 18 months ago.”

“I have a hunger to win more trophies as Celtic captain so that I can look back at my time at the club and consider myself to have been a success.”

It was hardly surprising to us that Brown gave short shrift to Newcastle, because the Scottish players (and fans) will still remember critical comments made by manager Pardew about the level of Scottish football.

That was after Newcatsle goalkeeper returned from a season-long local deal to the Glasgow club.

It’s a delicate subject up there, and of course the Scots just love their football, although the SPL is probably equivalent to England’s third division, and is hardly a top European league.

Any player who plays for Celtic or Rangers has a couple of guarantees – one is that they will win Scottish trophies, and the other is that they will play in the Champions League every season.

And that’s enough for a lot of players in Scotland to reject any move to England, especially for those who were born and bred there.

With Alan’s comments on the record, we don’t expect it to be easy for the club to attract players from Celtic or Rangers over the summer – even if Newcastle are interested in some of them.

For the record 25 year-old Scott Brown has played 163 times for Celtic with 15 goals since moving from Hibernian in 2007 for £4.4M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • ~Raylor Naylor Saylor~

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1


    Hope Not… would really dampen the mood around tyneside if this was the type of player we would splash cash on….
    hasnt he ruled himself out though?

  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    hope not ….. but we need a player like him in the middle of the park since nolan’s off and barton might leave

  • toonarmy09

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope not ,he’s a thug ,and he’s crap .

  • jidenufc

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    i don’t think we need another midfielder.the priorities should strikers for guys wont see it coming but pardew may be the first coach to be sacked in the coming season.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5


    Did you read the article? Or just the headline? Aha 😛

    You’ve got to remember we do need a replacement for our captain (and probably vice captain).

    One aggressive, determined player amongst a sea of attacking flair wouldn’t go amiss!

  • jidenufc

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    strikers please!!!!!!!no more midfielder.we’ve got more than enough

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    I would love to have him at the toon,He’s a class act.


    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree with you that we need a captain to be brought in whether it be CM or CB. Someone who is a leader but am not sold on this one specifically

  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    tds — we already have tiote … and didnt abeid say that pardew told him that he would be playing a big part next season .. hes an alonso type of player (im not comparing)….

  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    I would rather have Matuidi. Looks like we’ve missed out on Neil Taylor though that’s a bit of a blow.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Another Alan Smith, no thank you!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #12


    Please learn how to spell Newcastle right mate! lol

  • MadAboutToon

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    brown is a good player, he’s leader who takes no shit, but he’s also another ledley king always injured and can’t train half the time.

  • ~Raylor Naylor Saylor~

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14


    We have tiote for that… we just need to harness his hulklike qualities and he can become indestructible.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Not bothered about missing out on Taylor who has an opta rating of 5 = below average player!!

    Izzaguerre Celtic has a rating of 7.5
    Get your tight fat freakin hand out your pocket jabba and sign someone worth the money man you FCB knoob!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #16


  • Dance Shola Dance

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    I’ll prefer Craig Gardner than this fellow.

  • geoff777

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    I prefer Cabaye to Gardner or Scott Brown.

    I thought we wanted to pass the ball from the back with players who can keep the ball and are technically very gifted.

    Do we need to sign players just because they have bad tempers?

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 21, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Miffedman the somewhat slightly irritated fan

    I hope you realise that when looking at the likes of opta ratings you should also take into consideration the gulf in quality between the EPL and the SPL.

    I now live north of the border and have watched plenty SPL games and I am less than impressed with the quality.

    I’m not saying Izzaguerre would not make it south of the border but I do think his opta rating would not be quite as high as it is now.

  • Sav

    Jun 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Another one who has yet to do it in the Premiership.
    Who knows, maybe we’ll take it by storm?

    But I doubt it. – Experience says otherwise.

  • PoolieToon

    Jun 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #21

    He has the nerve to turn us down to be given a league 1 trophy every year !?

    News for ya mate, you are a crap player in a crap league and we don’t want you.

  • Scottish-Toon

    Jun 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Right.. i made this account after seeing this story, its ridiculous who we are apparently bringing in.. we got rid of our captain and potentially barton and jonas and many more who are arguably top 6 players. scott brown is the most over rated player in scotland. if he gets brought in and plays CM for us ( which i doubt ) we will with out a doubt get fucked in the middle of the park. he cant pass a ball, he would ruin the moral of the team, he is a piece of scum. its a bold statement but i preffered el hadji diouf to him when he moved to rangers in jan. if we are attempting to sign players like him with the similar ability, im sorry but its going to be a long long season, i watch a lot of spl and they’re better players from the spl to sign. i hope pardew mans up and make his own decisions !!


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