Newcastle After Left Back to Replace Enrique


The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle are already after an experienced left-back to replace Jose Enrique.

Wayne Bridge – linked with Newcastle

It seems that Jose really does wants to leave Newcastle, and if he didn’t before he sent out his tweet recently, it’s now clear that owner Mike Ashley will want to move him out before September comes around.

Apparently, the news is that Newcastle owner Ashley was furious with the tweet Jose sent out, when the Spaniard criticized the owner for his transfer dealings, amongst other things.

Newcastle have been linked with a number of older experienced players this summer, such as 30 year old England international Wayne Bridge, 29 year-old Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock, and even 30 year-old Nicky Shorey, as potential replacements for the Spanish U21 International.

All older English left backs, and  all of whom have played for England.

But none of those players fit the profile of younger players Newcastle want, who can still improve on Tyneside, and we would think there are some young left-backs on the continent, who could do a good job for the club.

Newcastle were linked earlier this summer with Toulouse left-back 25 year-old Cheikh M’Bengue, and even were said to put in a £5M bid for the Frenchman, and it would seem that M’Bengue would be a better long term buy for Newcastle.

But maybe they are looking at older players to give some time for promising youngsters like 19 year-olds, Shane Ferguson and James Tavernier, to come through on Tyneside.

That would even make sense.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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169 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Love the guardian, they mention us after bridge for 17p!

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    another cheick would be fine by me

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #3

    This makes me laugh, we’re not after anyone who costs money silly journo’s

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  • “Tuesday bloody Sunday.”

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  • What do you call a gay muslim?…

    … A suicide bummer… !

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  • cousto

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Still holding out for M’Bengue, M.Gomez and Erdinc to sign and Jose (sold), Ranger (loan) and Routledge (loan) out before window slams shut.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    @6

    Think their list is more line:

    In: Bridge, Crouch, C.Cole
    Out: Jose, Ranger, Rout

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Geordie German,

    I’m offended 😉

    Hahaha! Nice one mate

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    there aren’t any gay muslims

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  • Cheick and Bake, then thankfully, I can’t have offended anyone.

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    @ GeordieGerman

    Relevance to the blog? I see people getting verbally attacked on here all the time for posting something on here which has no relevance to the story (1st for example) Yet when you do it there is no attack, why is this?

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12

    What did the police man say to his belly?

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Wow I see all the blind faithers have been in dreamland all morning again. Mario Gomez, It’s a bit early in the morning for drugs isn’t it?

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    your under a vest

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    “Newcastle are hopeful that Jose Enrique will find new employers over the next ten days and are expecting Arsenal and Liverpool to table bids for the want-away left-back very soon.”

    “According to a report this morning on the Daily Mail website, the Magpies had offered to make the 25 year-old Spaniard, who has a year left on this current contract, the top earner at St James’ Park on £50,000 a week.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    GeordieGerman,
    He’s kicked it all off lol

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    What did the cheese say when he looked at himself in the mirror?

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  • JUGGALO, I have been attacked. But it’s water of a ducks back. Maybe people have given up.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #19

    Halou Mi

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    oh god bridge, crouch!? wake me up when september comes!!! and this nonesense about if he leaves on deadline day is tosh, it was believable more so with AC cos it was a shock, jose has wanted out since jan! so IF he does leave at last minute there is absolutely no excuse why there isnt already a QUALITY replacement already lined up!

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #21

    whats pink and fluffy?

    (pink fluff)

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #22

    @14

    We can all do bad jokes lol!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    “the news is that Newcastle owner Ashley was furious with the tweet Jose sent out”

    Truth hurts aye Ashley.

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  • niafron

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Bonjour messieurs.

    I protest, there’s gay are as many in Islam than in any other culture. They jsut have to hide very well.

    This is like in Football. Did you have ever heard of a Gay player? No. Despite of that, probably 10% of the players are gays.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    oyea will check this out . ..How did Burger King get Diary Queen Pregnant?
    He forgot to wrap his whopper.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #26

    Why do the same people that are so quick to turn on Jose for telling the truth also support Ashley/Llambias/Pardew for constantly lying to us??? Bloody backwards.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Why does a squirrle swim on its back?
    To keep its nuts dry

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  • I think Liverpool is doing an Ashley. No bid for Enrique till the last day and then a lot less than expected. They will know that Ashley wants to get some money from him before he’s a freebie.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #29

    What do you call a lesbian dinosaur
    A lickalotopis

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    @26

    Jose exit has been on the cards for some time, he has been off the boil since January and I think he is just pee’d off that noone has come in form him, highlighting that he maybe as good as he thinks.

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  • SirAlan

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #31

    Look at the leftback list of Free transfers then take your pick!!!!!!

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  • niafron

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    And sure, muslim people never get drunk, they never cheat their wives…

    But, let’s get back to football. I recommand Benoit Trémoulinas as a new left Back.

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  • niafron, there was a gay player in England who outed himself (can’t remember his name). End of his career.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #34

    Whats the difference between a paki and a onion?

    you can peel a paki without crying haha

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    @32

    What research you done?
    FIFA, PES or Champo?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    @34

    Bit risky that one mate!

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  • kevymartins. Ooooh.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    @30- off the boil? Do you remember Bernard, Babayaro? Do we really want to lose our best left back in decades? He would stay if our owner just showed some ambition and made some good signings. He doesn’t even have to dig into his pocket, he could just reinvest the Carroll money. Way to much too ask for, I know.

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    What does D.N.A. stand for?

    National Dyslectic Association

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #40

    So we have the Sunday Shite, and now the Tuesday Trash?

    Whats next?, Wacked out Wednesdays? the day we are linked with the likes of Messi, Xavi, Benzema, Rooney etc?

    Im slowly starting to consider a future in Sports Journalism. I can fap about all day and at the last minute put 2 and 2 together to make 5 and get paid. Seems like such an easy life.

    @35
    Niafron is from France and has probably watched the Lad play

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