Barry Ferguson Wanted To Join Newcastle But ….

Former Newcastle target Barry Ferguson is one of the Birmingham players who are looking for a new club since The Blues were relegated last season.

Barry Ferguson – too old at 33

Some of the Birmingham players will need to leave the club, so the wage bill can be brought under control.

And former Newcastle manager and new Birmingham City manager, Chris Hughton, has made it very clear, that if a player doesn’t want to stay and fight for promotion in the second city – they should leave.

Apparently there are reports this morning that Barry asked his agent to contact Newcastle, to see if they would be interested.

But the response was obvious and quick, that at 33 years old the Scot was just too old, and does not match the type of player Newcastle are looking for these days. May be Freddy Shepherd was still at the club the response would have been different.

The type Newcastle are after are young players who can be brought to the club at a fairly low transfer fee, and can then be coached to reach their potential on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew is looking for midfielders who are able to add both energy and mobility to the central midfield – and by that criteria it may even explain why one of Newcastle’s best players and their captain last season – Kevin Nolan – was allowed to leave the club for West Ham this summer.

Newcastle are still pursuing central midfield players, and we expect at least one new player in that position to be brought in before September rolls around.

And then Newcastle will try to unload 28 year-old Joey Barton, so they can get something for him this summer, which they will not be able to do next summer, when the Liverpudlian’s contract runs out, and he becomes a free agent.

It’s the changing of the guard at Newcastle, and that’s something that has become very clear these last few weeks.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    No, thank you
    to barry

  • Eastander

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    so thats an article on gibson, one on ferguson… who’s next Ed 🙂

  • Cwarr on Twatter reckons there will be news on Nzogbia today.

    cwarr07 Colin
    Expecting news on N’Zogbia today #zogonthetyne
    15 minutes ago

    Toontastic on twatter reckons

    Toontastic1892 Newcastle United
    #nufc The club are actively trying to lure Daniel Sturridge to the club on a permanent deal
    48 minutes ago


    Toontastic1892 Newcastle United
    #nufc Neil Taylor will hand in transfer request by the end of the week so I am told.
    49 minutes ago

  • Xavi

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    i want to officially state that I want to play for newcastle united!

    if barry ferguson thinks he can, so can i haha

  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Haha, if only all that news didnt come from twatter! All sounds awesome but I don’t believe anything a twatter says anymore lol.

    Wheres Coozy?!? I don’t care if he gets sacked, I want me some news haha!

  • MykToonFan

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    It would be nice if FOR ONCE those two clowns were correct, as signing both N’Zogbia and Sturridge would turn us into a terrifying team.

  • slazberger

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    lol transfer news must be difficult to come by if the journal are writing stories about players who want to come to newcastle but the club don’t want.

    next few weeks will be players from the championship who would like to play for the club, then they will move on to league one players and so on until some real news falls on ther lap without them having to do any actual reporting.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    My list of South American Newcastle players
    Coloccini Arg
    Gutierrez Arg
    Asprilla Colombia
    Solano Peru
    Caçapa Bra
    Robledo George Chile
    Robledo Ted Chile
    Fumaça Bra
    Acuna Chile
    Mirandinha Bra
    Bassedas Arg
    Gavilan Paraguay
    Cordone Arg
    Bonvi´n Arg
    González Uru

    Howzat ?

  • geoff777

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9


    plus LB & CB cover

    That would be one hell of a team.

    Let’s hope the rumours have some substance.


  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    i hope we sign both stturidge and nzobia

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    sturridge wud b good signing but erding is far clinical finisher i want him over sturridge

  • Eastander

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Lamela would be nice while were on the topic of south american players! 19 year old has played for the full argentina national team and has been watched since barca since the age of 12. Plays for river plate who have just been relegated… yeah i’ll keep dreaming

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13

    plus will we really pay over 15mill for sturridge when were getting erding for half the price

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Sturridge Update from BBC…

    The Potters could also miss out on Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge having been told it would take £20m to take him to the Britannia Stadium.
    Full story: Daily Express

  • kentonmags

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #15


    toon had £10mil bid for sturridge rejected yesterday expect them to go as high as £15mil but no higher + N’zogbia deal is steadily gathering momentum no word on Erdinc + ive herard Swansea would accept £3.8mil for Taylor but toon will not be held to ransom expect him to sign for the £1 mil after his clause is cleared up
    ED u heard anything on Erdinc?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16


    Stoke had a £10M bid for Sturridge turned sown, dont think we have even bid.

  • Senior

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Gutted ferguson is not joining, pffft! Its aboot time we flexed our financial muscle. Divvint give me that ‘We’re skint’ shite, hes a billionaire ffs. Get sturridge, nzog, hangeland and a left back and hurry the fuc£ up man.

  • geoff777

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18


    We might be getting Erdinç … I read somewhere that he could be part of a swap deal to another French team.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    we wont get erdinc n sturridge n i think its clear which one were after n happy its erdinc

  • Eastander

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #20

    geoff777 – it was to lille in an effort to get hazard

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #22

    we will get erdinc hopefully he is already at the new force in french football with there qatar owners he wont want leave to go to any other french club

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23
  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24

    lille got payet for 9mill we shud done that deal

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #25

    id like to see us sign

    erdinc 8m
    maynard 5mill
    mcgugan 2mil plus routledge n guthrie
    nzogbia 8mill
    ntaylor 1mill

  • Xavi

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #26

    van der wiel

  • banjax

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Nothing much seems to be happening on the Transfer front at the Toon, but I reckon it is like the Iceberg, two thirds of it you can’t see. It is both amusing and annoying at the same time to see press reports contradicting themselves in the same issue of a report, you would think reporters would talk to each first, before making fools of themselves, but nobody mention The Chronicle or Journal in that lot. One thing for sure though, Newcastle look like they have a plan and with a Squad to build with quality, there are an awful lot of extra players to bring in, not just to replace those leaving, so unless Mr Ashley is going to spend £35 million plus, the free transfers so far look to be good business. On this basis, all us Toon addicts have to be patient and it’s tempting to want all big names, but as we have learnt in the Freddy days, big names and big money got us relegated. One thing for sure Zog at £9mil & £60k pw and Sturridge at £20mil and £70k, ain’t goin to happen at toon – hope I’m wrong !

  • tweaked

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #28

    i would still cough up 20mil for sturridge, his young and only getting better, his vaule will dbl by the end of the new season, after his scores twenty something goals for us maybe even thrity

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #29

    zog on 6ok aweek will happen marveux is on around 55k aweek

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    we wont pay 20mill for stuuridge when we can get maybe 4 players for 20mill
    erdinc will happen only gonna cost 8milll

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    we WONT pay a fee over 8 million on any player this summer …………………………….

  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #32

    we WILL pay a fee over 8m this summer.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #33

    elpaso geordie – i think ya ryt erdinc n nzogbia for around 8 mill each will b the most we pay for a player

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35


    Ah, hence our deal hitting a ‘Snag’

  • ddmacker

    Jun 29, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #36

    He’s about as useful as tits on a bull, a 33 year old bull at that. Gobbie by name and nature and Erdic unsure of himself, what a choice? What ever the big man does he’ll want to do it soon or we’ll start the season with a team full of strangers.


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