Good News, Bad News Today In Transfer Market


The news on the transfer front probably canceled themselves out today for Geordie fans.

Daniel Sturridge – no Newcastle interest

There was some bad news coming from the local press this afternoon, that Newcastle were not going after 21 year-old Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge.

That was disappointing, because the comments on this site have been very positive for the Birmingham-born striker, and he looked an excellent young striker on loan at Bolton last season.

And Daniel  may even be available for a loan spell this season, but Stoke City, WBA and Bolton would like to sign him permanently, and we are told Newcastle are not interested in any oloan signings doe next seaosn.

That makes it even worse, because surely Newcastle would be a more attractive club for the lad, then those three good,  but smaller clubs.

If Daniel played like he did for Bolton earlier this year over the next couple of years,  he could easily be worth around £20M by then – so why Newcastle are not interested in the lad, we have no idea at all.

What’s Alan Pardew’s cell phone number?

The good news is that it seems Newcastle are serious about trying to bring 25 year-old French International winger Charles N’Zogbia back to Tyneside.

We have to admit we were extremely critical of Charles when he left in January of 2009, after he had an argument with then manager Joe Kinnear, but people change as they grow older and become more mature.

Joey Barton is a good example of that, and his behavior on and off the field last season was exemplary – to Joey’s credit – although we wish he didn’t have that Twitter account of his – where it’s so easy for him to get into trouble by sending out reflexive messages straight from the hip.

Charles, through a “close source”, has made it very clear he would just love to return to Newcastle – a huge club that Charles seems to now fully appreciate, where he may not have fully realized that before, when he was younger.

But in this life, you cannot hold grudges (well you can but it just doesn’t work for anybody involved), and we think Charles would make an exciting signing for Newcastle fans.

If we can get Charles through the door, it would be another top signing for the club – the 4th of the summer – but we are still shocked that Newcastle are not interested in Sturridge.

Well – you win some you lose some – we suppose.

Comments welcome.



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136 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    After spending 3 days round Keilder, out of range of cell phone and net, I rather hoped to come back and hear we had signed Sturridge, and another attacker. Damn!

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  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    ‘Close source’ ‘unnamed club source’ Its all the same, journos making sh1te up to sell their papers.

    I still think we’ll be in for Sturridge once Chelsea have signed the strikers they’re after, he won’t be going anywhere before then anyway.

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  • safferman

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Mackems just signed Connor Wickham and looks like their taking Gardner too, were we really interested in these players?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #4

    youre right there stuart anytime i see ‘a source close to the club’ i dont believe a word.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #5

    @ safferman did u hear they tore the berlin wall down.

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  • PoolieToon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t care about sturridge, half a season wouldn’t make me buy a player (wer not liverfool after all)

    Zog commin back for 9 is peanuts, think of it this way – sold him for 7m (depending on how much you rate Raylor, haven’t paid his wages for that time and we get a better player back for 2 mill, maybe 4 if Wigan want to break our balls.

    We need to see some money spent – replac Carroll? we still haven’t replaced Milner, Oba the list goes on, and all sold for serious money.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah i think ba was more impressive than sturridge hes a good young english striker but i dont want us to blow our budget getting him.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Hong Kong Breaking news
    Birmingham Boss, Mr. Yeung, he was arrested on a charge of using black money.
    Be careful Chris Hughton

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  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Ba will get at least 20 goals next season with the delivery he’ll have like.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Zangwill_ho is that ur real name if so its coooool!

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Using black money? What the dickens does that mean? Or am I being daft by not understanding

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #12

    its on sky sports news now as breaking news.

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  • ross armstrong

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #13

    very positive talk there stuart , i like it mate !!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #14

    it means he got the money in the bronx wwjbd! Only kidding its like saying dirty money means it was ill gotten if u know what i mean.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    wey the stats speak for themselves. 7 in 13 for a relegated west ham. In a whole season with the midfield we’re going to have supplying him he could get loads!

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #16

    BOOM BOOM
    Oh ta haha dirty money I get it haha I was thinking it might of been like your first suggestion tbh and I was very shocked haha

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  • boater

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17

    WWJBD – I am guessing dirty money became black money in translation from chinese to english.

    Why not put in 14 for Moses and Zog combined? Thought Moses was looking good in the 2nd half of the season.

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  • Chaz

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ve read elsewhere a suggestion that we insisted on a ‘sell on’ clause in Zog’s contract with Wigan and that should reduce the ‘differential’ even further in our favour. He’d slot in very well with the increasingly ‘frenglais’ feel of the assembling squad for next season. Hopefully his time away will have stubbed out the petulant side of his character a little at least. The only negative I can imagine him bringing is the ‘my wad’s bigger than your wad’ bitching with his homeland buddies. I think the positives he would bring in terms of pace, flair, assists and goals far outweigh these concerns though! As long as he doesn’t end up anywhere else than here or remaining with Wigan will suit us! His stock is only going to decrease as time goes on…

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    yeah i agree stuart i rekon he could be a big hit on tyneside m8

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #20

    great news that we are making a serious bid for nzobia i think he will be with the team for US tour

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    boater
    Aye cheers mate I feel a bit stupid for not working that out myself haha

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  • hainesy

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone else seen this?
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12876_7010289,00.html
    This kid seems to be the next Henry from what people are saying about him and he finished the season with 3 in 7 despite being only 16!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #23

    yeah id love to get zoggy back not just cause hes a very good player but because he has stated he WANTS to play for us unlike gervinho and gameiro who we are still waiting on mr CWARR07

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Where other than this blog does it say we are in again for NZogbia???????????

    i can’t see any story that says we’re back in for NZogbia.

    Also The Chronicle claiming we’re nto in for Sturrudge???? How the hell would they know??? They have absolutely no idea what is going on at Newcastle anymore, not since the Shepherd era…..BUT don’t think for one minute that if Sturridge becomes available we won’t be competing with the likes of l’pool and spurs for his signature.

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  • Nappa

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #25

    The mackems have signed the new young Shearer, Connor Wickham and an attacking midfielder, Craig Gardner and other irons are in the fire and the Toon nowt… No Sturridge, plenty of rumours concerning star striker Bangura never heard of…

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  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Haha, someone with sense @ 24

    You’re right about the big boys coming in for him aswell. Still think we’d have the upper hand as Chelsea wouldnt want to sell to spurs being rivals and Sturridge would have to battle for a first team spot at liverfool with judas and suarez there.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Liverpool could be big players next season with a fit Carroll and Suarez….I think they could beat Arsenal to a CL spot

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    thats good positive stuff out of you there nufc for sale keep up the good work buddy

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  • Andy

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #29

    WWJBD i disagree, Arsenal will still be there swinging. Unless of course they sell both fabregas and nasri

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Guys, not putting a damper on any possible “Marquee” signings but if you look at our last bit of transfer(this window included) business since MA they have being all low key/unknow (more or less) and i believe anymore signings that we do have will be along the same lines..bar maybe the Zig Zig Zog’

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  • Andy

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    HBA was pretty marquee if you ask me, although the circumstances were odd. I don’t really care for a marquee signing tbh. What even is marquee?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Andy
    I dont know if Nasri and Fab are on their bike and Arsenal have their normal mental breakdown then I think Liverpool will pip them to it.

    I would say Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City and Liverpool will be top 4 in that order next season

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #33

    marquee would be gervinho wouldnt it CWARR07

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  • Stuart

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Are the twatters and toonruz actually still claiming we’re getting Gervinho like? haha.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Chelsea will not finish ahead of the scum they are too far ahead of themat the moment their squad needs a revamp

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  • Shot Bru

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    No interest in Sturridge isn’t a real surprise…too expensive i guess. I will get ready for the press to start up the Carlton Cole rumours!

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  • Andy

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Chelsea Man U and City for top 3 in whatever order (hoping for City as i like big names in the prem .. Messi? PLEASE!) Then it is between arsenal spurs and liverpool. Liverpool could finish 6th again after spending insane amounts. Don’t forget arsenal are signing Gervinho! He’ll do a good job for them. Also if RVP stays fit they’ll defo finish top 4. But who cares. Top 7 for us next year would be unbelievable but achievable

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  • boater

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #38

    WWJBD – funny I reckon (hope) liverpool could struggle. Suarez is a little diamond but hasn’t scored the goals himself, Carroll’s injury still seems to be ongoing and a lot will depend on those two forming a partnership quickly. Adam and Henderson aren’t top 4 players for me. I reckon spurs and liverpool could drop off,, especially if Modric, VDV or Bale depart. Villa could seriously struggle. Chelsea have a lot of rebuilding over the summer, but will be top 4 no doubt. I expect City, Everton and the unwashed could all improve. arsenal – who knows? They still have the best attacking squad on paper with or without cesc… but they seemed very deflated towards the end of last season..

    should be open again – here’s hoping we can make an impact and get off to a good start.

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #39

    @30 True..no other EPL club was after him and when he came on loan it was a good day on tyneside..”Marquee-household names” your Sturridges and the likes.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    dont know stuart but im just letting him know we havent forgotten.

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