First Three Signings At Newcastle All Very Good


A positive article in the Evening Chronicle today, on our first three Newcastle signings of the summer.

Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle’s very first signing this summer

Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux have all greatly impressed fans, with their first interviews after arriving on Tyneside.

They have come across as solid characters, and have also talked in glowing terms about the Newcastle United club and their fans.

And you have to think the club has not only signed three very good players, but their characters are also top notch, and we’ve all learned over the last few years, that’s also very important at any club.

And would you believe every single one of them has already put money down on houses in the Newcastle area, so that’s another good sign.

When they arrive at Newcastle for pre-season training a week on Monday (July 4th), they will already be quite settled.

It’s something Sam Allardyce was very keen on, that when you sign foreign players you have to help them settle in as quickly as possible, and if wives are involved (or girlfriends) it’s very important they are settled in and happy too.

As the old saying goes “If Mama aint happy then nobody’s happy” and that’s something I’ve always found very true – believe me!

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Newcastle-born Assistant Manager John Carver is delighted the three new players have already bought property in the area:

“What’s helped is that we’ve signed them on long-term contracts,”

“The players are going to adjust their lifestyles and buy properties so they can settle in Newcastle. That can only help them on the field.

“When players come here and buy properties, it shows their intentions. These players want to play for this club.”

There was a meeting yesterday between Alan Pardew and the top brass at Newcastle, which we assume included Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, and the subject was transfers and contracts.

We have to hope that within the next couple of weeks, Newcastle can bring in another three top signings, and if those signings are as good as the first three through the door, then Newcastle will be buzzing again.

Let’s hope that’s exactly what happens.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • blitziouz

    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    1st 😛

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    super good signing. TOP LAD, can’t wait to see him playing in Black’n White. and Orange too 😀

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    First 3 are defo good more of the same quality please

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  • voodoo85

    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    cant wait for next money signing as still none of the AC money spent having basically used the nolan money for cabaye

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #5

    cant wait for cabaye in a couple of weeks time if we sign a really good striker between now and then, watch out darlington lol

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  • jackdnufc

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Will the Carroll money end up on Sturridge? It’s a key question! The only thing I worry about is the wages he’ll want. We may have to see whether the board is comfortable to match Arfa’s or even Colo’s.

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  • solano

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed…keep your chin up and keep fighting…if all the different posters could get together and unite like they are united in their best wishes for you, then we can all look forward to better days!

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed, hope you stay strong and wish you all the best for your recovery. You manage to unite NUFC fans all round the world through your blog

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  • LondonMagpie

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    When is our first friendly for the season?

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  • LowFellMag

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Splash some of cash on proven epl players and soon for time to gel

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Sturridge please Ashley, and you can keep the change!

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed – got the news; real crappy stuff and sorry to hear it. Fight it like it’s a mackem, fella!

    (oh, and nice article – agree with it entirely!)

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #13

    News from france:

    St Etienne want 15 millions euros for Matuidi. Which is a subject of joke in France.

    Officialy, Paris want 12 millions euros for Erding. They will probably release him for 10, depending of another club raising the price or not.

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  • loony-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone know when we can buy tickets for the friendlies at Darlo and Leeds to see the new boys in action?

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  • abcgoodyabc

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed, first of all thank you for your dedication to this blog. It has really gave many of us a place to gather round and talk about our passion for Newcastle United. All the best for your treatment, get well soon,everybody here wants to see you back posting on this blog healthily again!

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  • radge

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #16

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/listen-again/episode/38682

    Listen from 10.15 in on the 21.30 to 22.00 slot. Some interesting comments from a french football journo on the recent signings…

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  • The Shola Show

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    im confident we can get sturridge on loan

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  • reverend-of-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Lads we seem to have forgotten Stephen Ireland as a possible transfer. I reckon if we signed him for 2/4 mill nd so long he fit it would be a bargain and when fit he is a cracking player nd looked good when he played, so could be a good replacement for Nolan or Barton. What ur thoughts lads?

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  • geoff777

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t forget Mehdi Abeid.
    He likes playing in the same position as HBA.
    He is said to be very fast and full of tricks.

    A good super sub?

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  • aemagpie

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #20

    hey im from america and as a high school graduation gift my brother is taking me to england to see the toon! it is a dream come true for me as i read this blog every day and am in love with newcaslte united. im also seeing them when they come to columbus on their american tour. we are trying to buy tickets for the matches over there and i was wondering if there is any requirements to buy tickets? ive heard rumours that having a membership to the club makes it easier to get tickets is this true?
    thanks

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Im getting more confident on Sturridge now like, especially with the new Chelski man wanting to bring in MORE strikers.

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  • seadoo

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon after Jonny Evans from Man U

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  • reverend-of-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t know if I posted this previously but Ed all the best mate hope you make a full recoverey soon mate and thanks for your dedication to the blog. Peace X

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  • Sorry to hear your news Ed but I wish you well and my thoughts are with you.

    Ireland could well stay at Villa now, Sturridge imo would be great here, could well play every game and become a legend in B&W. I just don’t think we (FM Ashley) would pay alot for him so a loan might be a good solution.

    Poor Craig, just whisper the names m8 😉 we wont tell anyone lol.

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed you privide a unique service which unites Toon fans around the world and I thank you for that. But you need to take time out for you. It’s a hell of a battle you face but God willing you’ll get through it. I hope so. Go canny Ed.

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  • IPToon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Very happy with the first signings, looking forward to seeing an exciting team, especially Cabaye as i have thought for a while Tiote will only improve next to somebody who also wants to be on the ball. As much as i liked Nolan he didnt really want to no much when it came to build up play, he just wanted to run forward and be on the end of it (give him credit, he did well at it though)

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Does anyone know where these “rumours” about a meeting yesterday comes from?
    I havent read about it anywhere.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #28

    @18

    Ireland is staying at Villa now mate.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #29

    @22

    Source?

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    @21

    If the press is anything to go by then his 1st target is hulk but he onle signed on till 2016 in may so am not sure how much compo will be due or but i believe in that contract he has a 26 mil release clause. lets hope he takes him with him and let sturrige out on loan

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  • reverend-of-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #32

    NUFC_Richyg01

    It’s a shame that like cus he was canny when he did play nd when he was at Man city he was class nd would have been a cracking signing but am not complaining at Cabaye like but would love to see a 10/15 mill striker in the mould of Sturridge.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #34

    WOW.

    Celtic to offer £4M for Best…

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/502400977?-11058

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  • John

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Id love see the joey barton contract sorted out and him made new captain, s taylor is to prone to having a stinker and a dip in form then you cant go dropping your captain can you? We should at sturridge, and Bassong/Upson and let Colo go.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #36

    @35

    I got slated on Upson yesterday!!!

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    @34

    I wouldnt mind seeing hooper coming our way in exchange. What do you think??

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  • reverend-of-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #38

    John

    Mate I wouldn’t have Bassong back for the simple reason he bailed on us when got relegated nd if his attitude matched his ability he would be a awesome player nd on that reason I wouldn’t have Taarbat
    of QPR he was type of player that was one of many reasons that we got relegated players ego bigger than their wages nd it would be less hassle than they worth

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #39

    I would have Bassong back like.
    Him and Collo coud form a great partnership:

    Saylor__Bass__Collo__????

    *fill in ???? with appropriate player (hopefully Bull)

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  • reverend-of-toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Nah soon at the first sign of trouble bassong was straight out we need players that will commit through good and bad times so the likes of Nolan , Barton and the rest who stuck by us is what we need the players who left I wouldn’t have back and that includes zoggy I fear he will rock the boat big time

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