Aly Cissokho Now The Top Left-Back Target


Newcastle have been unsuccessful in their drive this week to get  a new left back into the club.

Aly Cissokho – new Newcastle top target

And now with just 12 days left in the transfer window, Newcastle fans are getting just a little bit worried.

The news in the Newcastle Journal this morning is that  interest in  Holland left-back Erik Pieters has waned, and Lyon’s Aly Cissokho is now the top priority for left back.

And the 23 year old would be an excellent buy and he’s yet another Frenchman, but we don’t care too much about that, as long as he’s good, which he seems to be when we’ve watched him play for Lyon.

And Pardew has hinted today that the club may be prepared to lodge an improved offer for the 5’11” Frenchman, who’s been at Lyon since 2009, but of course that’s not Pardew’s call.

It’s up to Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias how much Newcastle bid for a player and how much wages they will offer him.

And even with the money in the bank from the sales of Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Routledge, Ashley seems to be keeping a very tight hold of the purse strings.

And while Newcastle don’t seem to be offering  enough money to get their men, Pardew says it’s the other clubs that keep moving the goal-posts on the transfer fees:

“I can only reassure people that not only have we tried to secure players but we are trying to secure two players we have in the building.”

“That process is very, very important as well. We are trying to make sure this club going forward is stronger than it was last year.”

“It is like where Arsenal are as well and a number of other clubs – like Spurs – you have to get the deal which is right for the football club.”

“The left-back situation is a week down the line and the plan we had went straight into action, and everybody knows we need a left-back and it is being made difficult not by us but by other clubs.”

“We have to get over that. We have to make sure we reach an agreement with the other club which is right for them and right for us.”

Once of those players Newcastle are trying to sign up to a new contract would be Danny Simpson, but we’re not too sure who the other player is.

And there’s little doubt that Pardew is frustrated by Newcastle’s transfer efforts of late, and of course the club knew it was highly likely that Jose Enrique would be moving in the summer.

And therefore it should not have been a standing start for the club to bring in a new left-back this week, but it’s looking that way.

And the news the fans keep getting, suggests Newcastle are simply not willing to pay out the going rate in both the transfer fees and wages to get good players to the Tyneside club, and that is very worrying for most of us.

If we can get Aly Cissokho into the club, he would seem to be an excellent acquisition.

What do you think about this situation?

Comments welcome.



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116 comments so far

  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Good now get him in… pay the damn £8m and be done with it… next onto Striker. Maynard and Bryan Ruiz… Easy…

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    crazy to think who we were trying to go for just a few years ago…
    http://soccerlens.com/newcastle-after-villa-lampard-messi-and-hageland/2277/

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  • toonruz

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    more lies from puppet pardew . time to get these idiots out of nufc

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    8 million for a left back no way toon will pay that, only 12 days to go before transfer window shuts, then pardew will not have to make up any more excuses, cant wait sick of hearing them

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  • redondo77

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    get him fast please or any LB will do. as long as LB 1st.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    @ 4 – That press conference on the last day where he says that he could nothing about the market and blah blah blah will be hard to listen to…

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    anyone know why we have suddenly switched gears from pieters to cissohko? fill a quota on having a frenchman for every position?

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  • clarc21

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #8

    He’s gonna be more expensive than Pieters. Slim chance.

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah, where does this suggest anything about Cissokho being in contention?!

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  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Ashley & Llambias are clueless about how important the derby is!

    Haggling over a few Euros when we needed the players in last week.

    Now we’re weaker than we should be.

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  • drongo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    @ chicago 7
    Because he (fatty) is a poker player, and is hoping by putting out some publicity that we’re losing interest in Pieters, and chasing someone else, that the PSV chairman will back down a bit.

    Its a big game of bluff.

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  • redondo77

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Any LB will do, random LB from random club, I’ll be happy. Just cover that one big hole in our 1st eleven. After that, i don’t care if we are to be linked with messy, pato, neymar, etc.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Are PSV broke? I dont think so… Pieters shouldnt be used as a pawn here – I doubt he will appreciate it.

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  • redondo77

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    I can see in saturday game, they are gunning to attack our left side, they probably putting extra player to attack our left. I hope our left side can manage.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    More lies and spin from “Patsy Pardew”, no way will we offer £8m for Cissokho.
    There is a total lack of ambition to improve the team.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Given they have known for over 6 months that in all reality Jose was on his way out, the replacement should have been lined up, if not already at the club when Jose actually left!!

    Likewise, its over 7 months since our Number 9 left and, despite public statements that the money “Would be Andy’s legacy to the club” we are still no nearer signing a replacement than we were in January!!!

    This situation, while unacceptable to the fans, is not a problem to the Illustrious Leader (FCB) He seems quite happy to make another transfer window profit and if TOON finish above relegation, as far as he is concerned, its mission accomplished!!

    Yep, total lack of ambition by NUFC.

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  • jayo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    ashley and llambis dont give a sh#t about the fans as long as the money comes in no way he will pay £8m for a player. we will end up with some crap LB from the 1st divison who no one has ever heard of theese muppets dont no what the game tommorrow means to us.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #18

    Are we the worst club in the PL. No

    Are we the worst run club in the PL. Quite possibly

    And by that token I can see why we are on the top of the list for relegation…and maybe that’s what MA deserves AGAIN

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #19

    if i had to choose between petiers n cissohko it wud b cissohko, gotta say am to worried bout rtaylor at left back v scum they aint got any tricky wingers with pace so he shud do alright he handled gervinho n walcott well then hopefully in next few days we can get one of these guys in

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  • lekech

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardoo should just shut up. He should learn from Derek lameass and Mite ashree, if you are doing nothing, say nothing.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #21

    If we get this lad in plus a striker then we are almost there. I still think that we will be busy on deadline day with a couple of loan players (possible from Man City) but all in all it would be a good window. Not at all sure about this striker though. Seems average, but if Carr thinks he is top notch then he is usually right. We could get Maynard for very cheap and i think he would be great cover and is a goalscorer. Come on NUFC, get some in!!!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    @20 – If pardew didnt speak then we would know nothing at all.

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  • Magforlife

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #23

    @4 & 6. Im with you for historical reasons.
    They are all pissing in the same pot and laughing at us for swalling there shite !
    For all the pro Ashely people on here, simple. PROVE the doubters wrong and buy the players we need now !!!

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #24

    wwjbd – how can anyone say were the worst run club hav u seen the quality of players weve signed n ppl r still moaning yes we need that left back n striker but wen we get them we can easily challenge for europa league

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Managers have to do press conferences so how can he shut up? Just refuse to answer any question?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #26

    @22 u ryt there like all we ever hear is we dont kno whats happening then when pardew trys to let us kno he jus gets abuse

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #27

    From what i have heard, Cissokho was Carrs 1st choice at LB, but they thought he was going to be too expensive, so we went looking at Pieters, No w Lyon want rid of the player and will sell for about 7m… i hopw we get him as he is class and will be alot better than the 2 faced Spanish f@cker who will never get into the Spains quad as long as i have hole in my arse..

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  • Gav00Toon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Is fat Ashley half french?

    Next the pies will go and the snails and frog legs will be on sale.

    Get the Hohehoheho signed up please.
    He is class. Get Benzema aswell to finish the frog side off. 🙂

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  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #29

    The truest thing that Pardew has said all summer, was when he said that the current squad is weaker than it was last season. That was a squad that only won 3 of the last 16 games. In other words he is telling us that unless he gets at least the 2 players he wants, then he knows damned fine where we are heading – DOWN! That is what the more enlightened among us have been saying all summer, because the backbone and spirit has been broken so God help us tomorrow. Even Wenger found out last season that you can’t rely on the French when the going gets tough.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #30

    davybtoon-Your a dreamer.
    The players have only played together properly once so far they could be a crock of shite.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #31

    I wonder what Pardew means by we have 2 in the building in his quote in the journal

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #32

    On a side note, I take it Krancjar is stopping of at Sunderland for his medical on his way back from playing at Hearts last night?

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #33

    Eastander

    I was thinking about that as well, strange quote.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #34

    Davy you are in a dream world again mate

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  • toonruz

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #35

    day by day the clock is running down till the end of the tranfer window , ashley pardew lambias if these idiots dont sign any 1 there will be a back lash off the fans and i think times are going to get nasty for these lying b@steds

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #36

    sirjasontoon- jus bcoz u aint seen them dont mean there crap typical toon fan aint heard of them so there crap

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Did Pardew ever learn that the words from Ashley is pointless. DO IT ! no more excuse.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #38

    sirjasontoon davybtoon

    Both of you could be right,
    Davy is obvioulsy a glass half full person, whereas sirjas you must be a glass half empty. On paper im with davy, hopefully the players will adapt to the prem straight away, and we get a LB in soon.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #39

    wwjbd – how am i in a dream world theres the top 6 we cant really touch but everyone else is in our reach not many outside the top 6 got a team that can match ours

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  • NUFC KING

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #40

    Eastlander #31
    Two player in building is refer to Darnel Situ and William Remy..

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