Newcastle After Other Strikers – But Jermaine Beckford?


With Newcastle’s pursuit of Mevlut Erdinc continuing to stall, Newcastle are starting to look elsewhere for another striker.

Jermaine Beckford – not the answer for Newcastle

The local Newcastle press reported a few weeks ago that Newcastle had identified three strikers on the continent, but not  much more has been heard of those targets.

Instead, rather surprisingly, there is a report in today’s Sunday Sun that Newcastle may be after Everton’s Jermaine Beckford.

Newcastle bid for Beckford eighteen months ago, when he was still at Leeds playing in League One, and even offered £1M for the player,  but Jermaine elected to stay at Leeds and helped them to get promoted to the Championship.

And then last summer,  when Beckford was available as a free agent,  Newcastle didn’t go after him and Everton eventually signed him.

But Beckford was hardly a huge success in the Premier League last season for Everton and couldn’t get a starting place, although when he’s in form he looks great, but like Shola Ameobi at Newcastle, there are too many times when Jermaine  just disappears in games.

He did that in one game earlier this year, and wouldn’t fall back to help out the team, and Everton manager David Moyes was furious with him, and hauled him off and give him a verbal dressing down too.

In 38 appearances for Everton last season,  Jermain scored 10 goals, 8 of those being in the Premier League, and that’s not too bad a return, but we wonder if the 6’2″, 27 year-old striker is the answer for Newcastle?

We don’t think so, although we suppose he wouldn’t cost too much, assuming that Everton would be willing to sell.

Beckford signed a four year deal when he signed for Everton last summer, but in short we just don’t think he would be a good buy for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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115 comments so far

  • lgnufc

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #1

    can anyone please put up a link for the leeds game? keen to watch it

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  • Andy

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    He had his chance he went to everton it’s a sunday this is a nothing story

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  • Stuart

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t want beckford like.

    What times kickoff today? 3pm?

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    I think he has goals in him, but is he the right man for us?
    But who is?

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  • Felipe

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Boring!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    2pm kick off anyone got a link for the game

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  • Offkey

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Thought KO was at 2pm….. may be wrong

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #8

    I watched that Erdinc/Erding however ya spell his name, and he showed grit, never really got any good service.
    That menes had a really good game, really liked what i seen from him. Great signing for them like

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  • Andy

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #9

    £2m fee agreed with Swansea. Sky saying Sunderland but it’s swansea! He’s signing for them

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  • Klatoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    If AP cant tolerate Ranger’s attitude there’s no way he’ll stand Beckford

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  • Stuart

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #11

    So 2pm then? It doesnt give the kickoff time on the skysports website and I cant even find the game on the official website lol.

    I havent found any links to streams on the usual websites yet like so I hope its on somewhere!

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  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #12

    no better than Best really….

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  • Kris

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #13

    The game is 2 pm

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  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #14

    LUFC TV are showing, cost £5 sub and £6 for the game

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  • Stuart

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Cheers lads 2pm it is then. Gives me enough time for a cheeky biff before kickoff then.

    Hopefully someone will find a link to a stream later coz I’m not paying leeds for the privilage like haha.

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  • alex84

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Still think Erdinc will come, just waiting for his bonus payment,
    funny how its reported his agent is now back to talking with NUFC, near the date his payment is due.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Before the neggers complain that we will be after Carlton Cole etc.

    Id like to say, Did Anybody know about Cabaye, Marveux, Abeid signing for us? No. We only found when the deal was pretty much completed.

    So save your negativity for the end of the Transfer window.

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  • alex84

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #18

    NUfC agree fee with swansea for routledge.
    lee ryder’s twitter

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  • lgnufc

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Any streams to watch the game for free? Aside from LUFC. Kick off is at 2pm.
    Cheers

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  • Stuart

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #20

    WHo’s injured at the minute? Ferguson, Guthrie, HBA, anyone else?

    Want to get an idea of who will be playing today.

    Bit gutted Tiote won’t be.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #21

    stuart jus them 3 mate ryan taylor back training n vukic, sammi connor newton n dummitt all with the squad

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  • MT

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #22

    waste the time,if bid Beckford, i prefer use Haris Vu?ki?
    (second forward) or Phil Airey

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #23

    @~Cheik Mate~

    If fans want to voice their opinion why not let them?
    Your complaining about fans complaining, is that any different?

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #24

    http://firesports.co.cc/2011/07/30/watch-free-leeds-v-newcastle-football-game-free-stream-sunday-july-31-2011-kick-off-1400-bst/

    This might be a link for the match, not on yet but looks promising. Let me know what you guys think.

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  • Lachu

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #25

    honestly Xisco has got to e better yhan him

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #26

    although i jus class vukic as first team from now on same with tav
    think well see close if not starting 11 for arsenal

    krul
    tav colo taylor jose
    jonas barton cabaye marveux
    gosling
    ba

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  • Stuart

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Cheers davy.

    Mind if Alan Smith plays today it better be to put him in the shop window to get rid of him. If he plays today and is still here come september I’ll not be happy.

    Unless we sell him all he’s going to do is hold up the development of our younger CMs.

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  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #28

    i also found a possible one on Ole ole tv – just trying to figure out if it works – or if my comp needs a kick up the Ashley

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Best, Ranger, Ameobi and Lovenkrands are ALL better than Beckford.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah, there the only one injured……

    Just to change topic, have you seen who is meant to be in there final year of their contract as well as Barton, Enrique and Smith…….

    Guthrie
    Shola
    Lovenkrands

    And a few youngens – Tav, Kadar, Donaldson, Sameobi, Lua Lua (so I guess he is gone for good then or is it just for 6 months)

    There may be a couple of inaccuracies though – taken from nufc.com.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Forster Simmo Williamson S Taylor Tavernier Barton Gosling Cabaye Ameobi Ba Jonas

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  • Kris

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #32

    toonfan76

    I am pretty sure your link will never work:-(

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #33

    got the team
    forster
    simpson williamson taylor tavernier
    barton gosling cabaye jonas
    ameobi ba

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers for the heads up Kris.

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  • lgnufc

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Milner, link to the ole ole tv stream please? Hoping to find a stream which will work. Solid effort toonfan76 anyway.

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  • Lachu

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #36

    i see a lot of u folks puttin Barton in the middle , but i think pardew wants on the right , cos in one game he played Raylor in the center while still having barton on the right .. but then again this s a guy who started harewood ahead of tevez .. so dont kno wat infer

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #38

    no jose today cud he b off

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  • Kris

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Great team, but I would liket to give Marveaux a chance and the same about Best really.

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  • BigKirky

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Marveaux on the bench then.

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