Increasing Interest In Newcastle Winger Wayne Routledge


The Daily Mail is reporting that Nottingham Forest have made an inquiry about Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge.

Wayne Routledge – can do a job for Championship club

It seems that Steve McClaren wants to take the 26-year-old winger to help in his attempt to get Forest promoted in the coming season, and Wayne  would be a good buy for any Championship club.

Wayne did very well when he first arrived 18 months ago, and his excellent wing play helped Newcastle win the Championship by 11 points from WBA and automatic promotion by 32 points from 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.

But Wayne lost his way a little last season and he was eventually loaned out to former club QPR, where he played 19 times and scored 5 goals for the winners of the Championship last seaosn.

It seems that Wayne would return to QPR, but for whatever reason that deal did not go through.

We had thought that new Birmingham boss Chris Hughton might be interested in the player he signed for Newcastle United in January of last year, and maybe this approach by McClaren could spur Birmingham into the bidding.

There doesn’t seem much future for Routledge at Newcastle, but he is a top class Championship player and could do a job for a club in that division next season, especially one that that is trying to get promotion.

Wayne is available for £1.5M, and we think he will be in great demand – very soon.

Wayne had hoped to settle down at Newcastle, since he has already played for eight different clubs so far in his career, but it was not be be, and he will be joining some other club this summer.

We think that Nottingham Forest’s inquiry could see other Championship clubs come after the right winger.

For the record, Routledge played 36 times for Newcastle with 3 goals.

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160 comments so far

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Not fussed whether he stays or goes – if he stays decent back up and if he goes we get a bit of money for him.

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Is it me or does anyone else not care who posts first?

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  • alec6247toon

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    good luck to the lad, I still believe that he could do a job for us as a squad player and in some of the cups, but im not in tears over his departure. HWTL

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I have missed some rumors again this morning, but someone mentioned that we are after Aly Cissokho. True? Link? I’d rather view that he’s targetted by Arsenal so that they wouldn’t take Jose Enrique.

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    alec maybe the plan is to keep lua lua/fergie to do those jobs? Only reason i can see them letting him go

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  • mattnufc, I only enjoy it when some pleb posts 1st and isn’t.

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Slightly off-topic but Good Riddance to News of the World; at least we won’t suffer any more of their Sunday fabricated stories on Newcastle Targets in the future!

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #9

    TTG Here here!!

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #10

    No need to sell unless he wants to leave. Good impact/squad player, think he has it all to prove. Keep for cups and last 20mins wen were chasing a game.

    If he does go no hard feelings, think he knows his level is championship.

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    When is first pre-season game? I’ll be interested to see how we line up not that it’ll mean much

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Its Darlo a week on Saturday, Isn’t it?

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  • If I lived in England I’d buy the last edition of News of the screws. May be worth a few bob in a few years.
    Wonder if online subscribers get their money back?

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Only thing that annoys me about this first thing is when they post first then thats it. Doesnt bother me much if they come on put first the put in a decent post unlike the lad who just put first pn here basicaly he logged on just to put first the facked off tit

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Only two days until your birthday Geordie German !

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  • Good. We need all the funds we can get for our free transfers.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #17

    he can be a good squad player

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  • Mark

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I bloody wish we would sign some more players!! We need some aggression in these players we are being linked with if we are to pull off some decent signings. As much as i hate to say it. Look at the mackems! They are having a bloody fantastic transfer window, and theyre still a good couple of months left… We need the same aggression and nouse that the mackems have in this transfer window if we want to even be half a decent team nexts season..

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  • nufcmatt

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #19

    ok squad player, wouldn’t mind him leaving though if we use him as leverage in a deal for a better player

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #20

    The problem is are we just being linked with players or actually trying to get them?

    NUFC is now more secure than Fort Knox so I am now at the stage where I don’t assume we are approaching anyone we are being ‘linked with’ as no-one appears to have a clue!

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #21

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2010/08/22/in-case-you-missed-it-cheick-tiote-signs-for-newcastle/

    Sanwiched in between to 100+ comments this was here. Very little said and no one knew who he was. Great signing this lad was and i hope Carrs other signings are just as good if not better!

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Have to say, Tiote was an astute signing; I really hope he progresses to such a degree that he will avoid some of the yellows he got last year 🙂

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #23

    ToonTintedglasses i think if he’s playing alongside a dynamic cm he’ll not have the defensive burden he has been left with at times when playing with Nolan who’s only contribution to defending is fouling and getting booked when he is out of position.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #24

    I read on another site that Erdinc has been to the ground today…

    I know nothing but the guy seemed to know what he was talking about. Didn’t someone post earlier that someone was staying at teh Marriot in Gosforth???

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #25

    BBC News: Stadium roof collapse in Enschede

    It’s not yet known how many are injured, but it’s rumoured to be Twente.

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Tiote4PM – Hope it wasn’t a certain Cwarr posting that 😉 still…gonna put my Victor Meldrew ‘I don’t believe it!!!!’ hat on until something happens!

    Andy – Is Cabaye meant to be more defensive minded? There were times last season when Nolan’s distribution / awareness of opposition behind him was non-existant…You could almost watch him get dispossessed in slow motion!

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #27

    *watches the tumbleweed roll by re ronadeano’s comment* 😉

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon-tinted-glasses it’s hard not to be more defensive minded than nolan. He isn’t defensive minded as such but he’s a player that likes to see a lot of the ball keep it ticking over and can spot a good pass. Also agreed on Nolans distribution – it was shocking at times.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #29

    No it wasn’t Tw@tter – just a couple of young lads discussing on a forum.

    Although Erdinc is NOT the calibre of player I want – I would happilt take him over the obvious.

    Not Best pleased that Best has been offered to Reading for Long. Most of Long’s goals came from the spot last year. Again would take him in a flash though over the obvious…

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    ronaldeano i almost cracked a smile. http://t.co/pUsUjMF That’s the pic of it

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Isn’t it funny on that older thread Andy posted Angryfan is still just as negative in regards to Twitter folk, saying we had no chance of Benny, funny I think he just dislikes Twitter!

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  • Hugh Jorgan, How do you know that? I’m trying to forget it. Oh well maybe a nice presie from Ashley.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #33

    i would never of bought another copy,of the news of the world anyways.im sure i wouldnt off been the only one.
    scumbags!!!!

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #34

    belfast…you mean….you bought one once !?!?

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Ooops me wrong…Andy, the Darlo Friendsly is on Friday 15 July

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #36

    aye m8,i would buy it sometimes.not every week like.haha

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    GG
    Facebook of course !
    Don’t you remember ?

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    The News Of The World is closing down

    I cannot Believe This is happening in my Lifetime

    Many a time I have wanted to Burn The Fu***rs down

    They Gave £10grand to sos’seats agitators at newcastle ..they set Dougie and freddy up ..totall set up Two Geordie boys saying things that we might all say on a night in the Pub on a boozy friday night ,,they then Dragged the club through the shite for 4 years and ongoing but it was a concentrated effort for over say several years to kill Newcastle United off..

    Ask yourself one question, why did the news of the world do it ? Why ..Some of the bile and the hatred from the reporters and that company in general was disgusting ,,even slagging dalglish off later on ,,they wont do it now as he is with Loverpool

    Thank god they are closing down ..they have hated and ridiculed Newcastle United for the last 16 years ..Why ?

    Before anyone has a pop at me about the Freddie and Dougie set up hear this ..they did not say anything that they would have dared say in public …It was all lads patter and really nothing diff from what you see printed on here ..THey were set up and at times we say things we dont really mean ..and they did not really say anything bad apart from the dog ref’s and we all know that that was just boozy patter ..but the notw stretched and ridiculed the club and out supporters for many years on a lot of made up stuff and lies ,,thank god they are going out of bizz

    Saying that, they will just come back under another banner I suspect

    I suggest ..

    Nudes of the World ..no ?

    They are scum and morally bankrupt after the most serious digusting lack of respect to Milly’s family and many others.

    Good riddance you Evil Bas**ds

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #39

    that erdinc rumour,was started by @cwarr07 & @toonmania1892,on twatter last night.
    the chuckle brothers off twitter.lol

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #40

    i agree with this.

    NUFCThreatLevel NUFC Threat Level
    There’s even spin coming out from the #NOTW staff…. There’s a lot more than just Brooks who are guilty.
    1 hour ago

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