Newcastle Now After Roman Pavyluchenko?


The Sunday Sun is reporting today that it’s their understanding that Newcastle are going after Spurs’ striker Roman Pavyluchenko.

Roman Pavyluchenko – new target

The local newspaper is reporting that Newcastle have added the striker to their target list.

Roman had an excellent 2008 European Championships for Russia before he signed on at Tottenham, where he’s been in and out of the side.

It seems Newcastle are now concentrating on going after players already playing on the home shores, after their pursuits of Kevin Gameiro and Mevlut Erdinc went nowhere, after weeks and weeks of  trying to persuade the strikers to come to Newcastle.

The new tactic should presumably make it easier for players to move to Newcastle, well that’s the thinking anyway.

The 29 year-old Russian striker we think would be welcomed on Tyneside, although the 6’2″ striker is a  bit old, and doesn’t fit the normal profile of players Newcastle seem to want to buy.

Roman has played 40 times for Russia with 19 goals, and has played 99 times for Spurs with 38 goals since moving from Spartak Moscow in 2008, where he scored 109 goals in 187 appearances.

We think he could do very well at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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127 comments so far

  • WWJBD

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Sunday sunday sunday all bullsh*t comes out on sunday sunday sunday

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Paper shite but would take him straight away.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Unlikely to happen … too old … more boring press bollox.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t mind him like but then I checked the date it’s a sunday!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d take pav……………….. Probably billocks though.

    His goals to games record for Spuds isn’t bad. Alot of them appearances are from the bench too.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    For the price Rednapp would want for him no thanks would rather have Bendtner

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Doesn’t fit the profile, non starter IMO.

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  • hartoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    He and Ba would be a pretty handful partnership (however nufc arn’t playing 442. I’d hope we would’nt pay more than 3m to be honest
    but we arn’t in for him he’s too old and can you imagine his wages, must be astronomical.

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  • Widowmaker

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Right age for a footballer, but too old to be an Ashley employee.

    Since when is 29 too old?

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    after watching the highlights of the fiorentina game that somebody posted on an earlier thread, its glaringly obvious that we need a new right back. Danny simpson has no heading capabilities, and gives it away all too easily. It must be a complete ball breaker playing beside the guy, I always liked him in the championship but i think thats where he belongs.

    Id prefer to have somebody else in there – even giving raylor a go at it. The problem with simpson tho is he seems to create pressure for the team out of nothing, long ball down and he heads it straight to the feet of the opposition – 5 yards away. Just get rid of it – even put it out

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  • kilcline

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Not enough pace unless we just aim to bombard balls into the box.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    probably the best spuds striker IMO .. but seeing that theres a plethera of decent strikers on the continent this sounds like bullsh*t to sell papers .. anyway Ashleys not gonna invest any of carrolls money .. seeing as he and he’s cronnies are crooks.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Anyone got a link to the Fiorentina highlights?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    too old, injury prone, stupid wages. Next!

    Above applies to crouch and bridge too.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #15

    shearerno9 .. think simpson wasn’t fully match fit .. hopefully he works on it for next week .. otherwise put stephen taylor in there .. and willo in CB ..

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  • lewytoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    i saw spikes comments a few articles back just saying it was me who told you the rumour about enrique staying

    im pleased to say, it seems it could be true with barton in for talks and obertan being signed! 2 more players and he may stay

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #17

    What a Load of old crap … This is How it will pan out !!!! We will get Obertan and that is it . Wallet Shut !!!!! In January we will get a New Striker on a Free Like Kuqi !!!!!! We have to many Injury prone players in the Squad !!!!! Unless we get someone on Loan ?? If we were Getting someone we would have them signed up by now >>>>

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  • kilcline

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #18

    Harry won’t do us any favours after Judas saga.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    The fact he’s a spuds player makes it viable I guess, given FCB’s a fan of theirs!! He may be able to pull a few strings with his mates for a cut-price “Sports Direct Superdeal”!!!!

    Still, they have only known about the replacement striker problem since January – you cant expect them to rush these things. I mean, season kick-off is still a week away!!!!

    What a shower.

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  • Spike

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Nice one lewytoon,

    I remember reading it but couldn’t remember who said it otherwise I’d have credited you!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #21

    he is good but has many guys told here he is too old to be ashley employe

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Yes,Simpson is a major liability and from what ve seen of Gervinho,he likes to run at the RB so we cant afford to have Simmo backing off all the way into our box

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    You wouldn’t think it to hear people going on, but Abeid, Marveux, Cabaye, Ba and Obertain = 5 players in, Nolan = 1 player out.

    Just need 2/3 more and we’re good to go.

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  • buda boom

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Think the guy would be a great signing but it aint gonna happen. Maximum 5 or 6 million outlay on any individual player. salary demands will also blow the deal out the water.

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  • i Toon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #25

    yawn

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  • ronjohno

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #26

    The good old Sunday Sun eh.
    Never get anything right until AFTER the event.
    Remember the Neil Farrington EXCLUSIVES week after week when he was with the paper. It became a standing joke.
    Not one of them ever came true.
    Remember Robbie Keane would be here within the week??
    Mind the other two (Journal and Chron ) just as bad.
    No journalistic skill whatever.
    The only time Sunday Sun had somebody decent was a reporter called Alan Sleeman who told it exactly as he thought – even brutal at times.
    Newcastle barred him and that was the last we heard of him.
    A long time ago which shows that it is not just the present Board that “dont like it up them”

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  • Sir Alan

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    hope not- 6 years ago maybe.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #28

    I would take him but he’s to old for Ashley.

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  • Sinner

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #29

    I would say there is some truth in there,this article was written by Mark Douglas from the Journal,definitely a trustworthy journalist.just saying 😉

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  • cheikmate

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #30

    heres highlights from the fiorentina game, made by a fan like good effort:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NraykrLFo5A

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #31

    rot h
    1 out eh
    try again
    also obertan hasnt signed yet

    talk about fiddling figures

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  • rocksteady1892

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #32

    Have to agree with most people here. Sadley very unlikley to happen. With FCB in charge players as good as this are v unlikley to pull on a toon shirt, which is a shame as i’d take anyone with close to a 2 to 1 goal ratio.

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  • numba9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #33

    just wonder what this ageism thing mike ashley has? if he did that in his retail business he would have trouble on his hands!!! maybe he wants to create a gary glitter 11, i dont think we can rule out any1 4 age as long as they fit the bill

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  • josh

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Get him in. Iv been saying get pav for ages. Him and ba upfront, goals.

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  • Charlietoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #35

    cheikmate thanks for the highlights. After watching two things are quite clear. Krul should be first choice and Shola is still shite against decent opposition

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  • Drona

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #36

    seedorf77 olivier bernard
    Can I just say…we av made some very good singning so far and we look good good but we still need to spend that 30M (promised by club)

    thats olivier bernard and even he knows the deal lol

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #37

    @ronjohno 26
    Hits the nail on the head

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #38

    He’s NOT french. 😀

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #39

    Marvaux looked quite good. I know it was only highlights but looked like a hard worker.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #40

    shame mcleish went to villa, i think we could have picked up ireland on the cheap otherwise…i can see him along with n’zogbia having a good season

    would really like to see smith, xisco and lovendkrands go in exchange for erding and bernatta

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