Is Darron Gibson Good Enough For Newcastle?


There’s a report in the Northern Echo today that Alan Pardew will be stepping up his interest in Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson today.

Darron Gibson – is this lad good enough for Newcastle?

We’re not entirely convinced that Darron would be a good buy for Newcastle at around £5M, since he hardly looked impressive last season with the Red Devils.

Sunderland are said to also be interested in the midfielder, and the news today is that Alan Pardew will concentrate over the next 24 hours and try to broker a deal for Darron.

The Ireland international has been told he is now surplus to requirements at the Premier League Champions, and the news is that Manchester United officials have already accepted a £12M bid from Sunderland for three players – Gibson, Wes Brown and John O’Shea.

Pardew believes the 23-year-old could be a good replacement for Joey Barton (not Kevin Nolan), and if this is true it seems Newcastle will want to move Joey out this summer.

Pardew will call his pal Alex Ferguson to see if Newcastle can get a deal worked out for Gibson.

But we wonder if this lad would be a good deal at £5M – so let us know in the following poll.

Is Darron Gibson A Good Deal For Newcastle At £5M?

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76 comments so far

  • Xavi

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    lets sign some strikers. PLEASE!!

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    It isnt a case of good enough or not, we already have more than enough CM’s, if he came he’d be at least 4th or 5th choice so theres no point wasting the money.

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  • Manx Magpie

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    he can occasionally hit a screamer from 35 yards, that’s pretty much all he does though.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    think this is jus paper talk but lets not forget guthrie, smith n barton r likely to b shipped out

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  • barryvenison

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    NO. He’s utter pants and i would rather like it if every player Sunderland were after didn’t ever get mentioned in the same breath as us.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Why do we need mediocre midfielders?

    Weve got Guthrie for that, also, getting a fringe player like Gibson in only pushes the likes of Vuckic further away from the first team.

    2 Strikers are our prioirty.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    jus seen a rumour were after lewis mcgugan from forest hope rate this kid alot

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  • kunal

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    does anybody remember bartons twitter comment about how we were replacing our players with younger,cheaper and better options
    so far

    out——————-in

    nolan————–cabaye——-younger
    carrol————-ba————cheaper
    routledge———marveaux—-better

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  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Manure fans don’t rate him.
    He had to close his Twatter account because of so much abuse from his own team’s fans.

    I’d say no, there must be better options for 5M.

    However I’m not going to say no to any players coming in.

    Would rather Barton got a new contract with the 5M.

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  • tinoo

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Would be very disappointed with a signing of Gibson. I really dont understand those 5 thinking this would be a good signing for even 5 mill.

    Can some of you tell me why you think so?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    @ 8

    Routledge aint gone, we still have him coz he is being greedy!

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  • aussiemagpie

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Would be a decent squad player in case of injuries, which we always seem to get a lot of each season. He’s better then guthrie like

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Let the Makams have him, not a Toon player for me!

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  • acuna

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    In agreement with most of the comments here. He is a midfielder of very limited ability.He cant even get in ahead of Glen Whelan and Keith Bloody Andrews for the RoI when their in despret need of a creative spark.I hardly think he’ll get in ahead of Tiote and Cabye!!??Danny Guthrie is in my opinion more talented anyway so its a non runner.

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  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #15

    @11 Routledge is only asking for what his contract entitles him to.

    Nasty tactics by the board to leak the story calling him “greedy”.

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  • Playmaker10

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    NO

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    @15

    I think the ‘real’ story on Rout was that QPR have limited funds and they have priorities to sign players in other positions first as Rout was only brought in as cover, so they pulled the plug on him.

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  • a.barry

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

    Would prefer Barton but i think he is a decent player with a great shot AT TIMES but why are we still trying to sign loads of midfielders? WE NEED SOME STRIKERS!

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  • TS -77

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Not sure about Gibson. He might be a decent player but thats in a very good team. Wonder if he would cut it with a lesser good team – Like Sunderland. 🙂

    BUT, We need strikers, not midfielders.

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  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20

    NO!!! He is not good enough even for MK DONS!!! :@

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  • nufcgaz687

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Sunderland are still in pole position to land £5million-rated Darron Gibson, despite Newcastle interest.

    from the daily mirror

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  • TS -77

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Pardews prefered lineup 2011/2012 ?

    ******* GK ********

    RB ** CB ** CB ** LB

    RW* CM * CM * CM * CM * LW

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  • joppadoni

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Gibson would be a great buy, id personally put him up front although he doesnt do tap ins..

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  • josh_toon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #24

    I am not saying he is BRILLIANT. But for a squad player he is great and still young. If you watched him for Man U at times he looked BRILLIANT. Just didn’t get a long run in the team due to top top quality.
    But 5m maybe bit too much, but same price as Gardner and Gibson is younger and perhaps has potential to be much better.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #25

    Not sure weather he wl b gud for us.

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  • Milner

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #26

    the fact that he’s thrown into the hat with WES BROWN, and JOHN O’SHAY, tells u that he’s good but never quailty – if 5under1and have indeed bid 13m for all 3 of these players, then let it be cos THAT DONT SOUND LIKE A EUROPEAN DREAM TEAM.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #27

    we already have guthre why do we want this clone of guthre

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Someone just posted this on an older thread.

    Would Barton be able to go on the USA tour with his criminal record?

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  • joppadoni

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #29

    @7, – davybtoon …….. your not wrong lol. id have lewis in the side any day of the week

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  • SWHITEY

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #30

    like most others im really confused over the current transfer policy. really pleased with who we’ve brought in. dont think gibson is a first xi player, but would add youth and depth to a thin squad. given the number of cm we are being linked with just wonder whether pardew will play 3 cm next year with two wide and one up top. but i think the 5m would be much better going on gibsons team mate jonny evans who is rumoured to be available. but pardew needs to get that striker in, any news on erdic or sturridge?

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  • John

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #31

    Seems like wed be taking him as a favour to utd or hes agent to get access to other players loans etc. so we can gain favour at utd. to be honest I can see tiote going for big bucks before the window closes and this guy is seen as a suitable replacement? The money could be spend alot better, give Joey the extra year contract and make him captain wel need the steel he provides what are we playing at?

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  • Special K

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #32

    barryvenison

    i’d take whickham though…nobody else the scum is after however

    Darron Gibson infuriates me as an Irishman, one minute he’s putting in top class performances for United against Bayern Munich and Lyon, the next he’s flopping against Wolves and West Ham

    That said as cover he’s streets ahead of Guthrie, its just I don’t fancy letting him control the engine room, he’d go missing too much.

    Btw he did do his best to keep us up in 09, scoring an absolute belter from 30 yards against Hull!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Maybe we could look at Macheda instead…

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11667_7008429,00.html

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Gibson is pretty much Danny Githrie, with a good long range shot. Would have rather spent the £5m on Craig Gardner

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  • patty518

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #35

    Sorry ed, but Your asking whether or not a lad who has just been part of the champions side being good enough?! We finished 12th and maybe only Enrique would get in their team. Gibson is young and fair play to him, wants to play regularly. For 5m I think he would compliment our other midfielders.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #36

    I think you’re definately right about playing 4-5-1 next season like, also I’d love it if we stuck a cheeky bid in for Jonny Evans, he’s already good and I reckon he’ll be class in a year or two’s time.

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  • Stuart, he’ll need special dispensation. Whether he gets it or not is a different question.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #38
  • edwards1981

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #39

    I think there should be 2 players for each position and then a couple extra/young uns. I also would like to see us play a 4-3-3/4-5-1. I don’t see us needing Darren Gibson.

    Harper/Forster/Krul

    +1/Simpson Taylor/Kadar Collocini/Willo.. Enrique/ +1

    Cabaye/Guthrie Tiote/Gosling

    Ben Arfa/Vukic

    +1/+1 Marveux/Guttierez

    Ba/+1

    Extras – Ferguson, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Lua Lua

    Sell: Perch, R Taylor, Barton, Smith, Best

    We should still have £30 mill from A Carroll sale + £15 mill which we should have had anyway. Say £8 mill from the sales that gives £53 mill left.

    RB – Not sure, should be a good frenchman somewhere equivalent to M’Bengue on the left – £6 mill

    LB – Taylor – £1 mill

    RW – N’Zogbia – £10 mill

    RW – Another frenchman with potential perhaps? – £4m

    Striker – Sturridge – £10 – £12 mill

    That’s only £33 mill so room to negotiate. Think that would give us a strong squad with pace that could challenge top 6 if we were okay with injuries.

    Wouldn’t mind matuidi as well at £13 mill and let Guthrie go to Brum. Then we could play with Matuidi and Tiote against big teams in front of our back for for a bit more solidity.

    Sorted.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Cheers GG. He’ll probably get it like, one rule for celebs another for the rest of the world lol.

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