Newcastle Accused Of Illegal Approach For Player


It’s a new week and Newcastle United are about to get a complaint lodged to UEFA against them by French club Sochaux.

Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe

Sochaux are alleging that Newcastle made an illegal approach for their Mali striker Modibo Maiga.

It was interesting that Miaga had a reported meeting with Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe over the weekend, to discuss with his striker the proposed move to Newcastle.

However, Lacombe  could have heard more from the 23 year-old,  and maybe that led to the action the French club are about to take.

Alexandre Lacombe is claiming Newcastle spoke to the striker without their permission, and will report Newcastle to UEFA, Europe’s governing body headed by Frenchman Michel Platini.

Lacombe told L’Est Republicain today:

“Newcastle are going on contacting our players despite our refusal,”

“So we will register a complaint with UEFA, telling them such behavior is not fair play. It is provoking destabilization.”

Back in June,  Lacombe was keen to keep his player from the grasp of some top clubs, and it seems he’s doing exactly the same thing with Newcastle.

We’d be surprised if Newcastle do get reported,  because they seem to do things by the book in the transfer market.

We could of course be wrong, but there now must be big doubts that Newcastle can get Maiga on Tyneside by September.

We hope we are wrong.

Wonder if we can get Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on a season long loan deal?

Comments welcome.



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41 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    dicks we wont buy any1
    now

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    must say i saw this coming once he said “i have met the people at newcastle they want me and i want to go” how can he have met us if we were not given permission to speak to him.

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  • Therapyman

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Get Daniel Sturridge in now… season long loan and continue to scout other targets… if we dont sign Sturridge next summer.

    So tired of this soap…

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  • wynbae

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #4

    haha….about time we crank up the daniel sturridge pondering again. I missed that one!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #5

    United chiefs want to be convinced Pieters is worth the £30,000 per week wage he is demanding, hence Pardew’s watching brief.

    Pardew was keeping his cards close to his chest today, but told the Chronicle: “There has been talk of a left-back – we know about it, we are trying to secure one.

    “I can say to Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley, ‘let’s get these guys over the line.’ It is not easy. but we will try to do that this week.”

    @Davybtoon- Do you think this supports your argument that we convinced our new signing’s to play for us by offering 50k+ a week??? We dont even want to pay 30 FFS…

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  • cheikmate

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #6

    pieters owning figo :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7xG-3cDvqk&feature=related

    enrique cudnt do this…. im not bitter.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, with the money in the kitty – £40 million + 6 months interest less the free’s Newcastle COULD, in reality, buy just about anyone!!

    Now, prudence is a lovely lady and all that, but a Good Striker (rather than a mediocre one) is something NUFC have always had, all the way back to the 50’s!!!

    Its time FCB stopped messing about and bought a Number Nine – the hardest black & white shirt there is to wear. It takes a special character to wear it – ask Shearer, Ferdinand, Supermac etc etc. We only have EIGHT days to put this deal together and its just so much more important than the LB – He becomes the heartbeat of the club!!!

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  • wynbae

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t think Chelsea will be in the mood to let anyone decent go out on loan, sadly. They need all the talent they’ve got this year.

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Tired of the muppets suggesting Sturridge. He was the most impressive Chelsea forward during Pre-Season. Villas Boas is not stupid enough to let him go to another club, even if its just a loan deal.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Stop mentioning Sturridge, he wont come, even on loan, simple as that.

    AVB will be crazy to loan Sturridge out this season.

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Finally. Someone who agree’s.

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  • IrishMagpie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    I can’t wait for us to sign a striker so people will stop going on about Sturridge.

    We have absolutely no chance of signing him.

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  • wynbae

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    maybe Sturridge will come? Maybe Ashely will pay 25 million to get him? Maybe I’ll start supporting Sunderland because they’re dead good? Maybe I’ll chew my own arm off? Impossible is nothing…..

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Sturridge will not be sold. Unless stupid money is offered. End of story. Not going to Happen. Stop talking about Sturridge.

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  • toon 4 life

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #15

    jus get nicky meynard problem solved and aly ciccoko (wateva) at lb done move on

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #16

    NEWCASTLE UNITED are still to agree a fee for Dutch left-back Erik Pieters according to reports from Holland today.

    The Dutch media claim that United are not prepared to go beyond a fee of around £4million with PSV trying to hold out for a fee of £6million.

    Alan Pardew jetted out to Holland on Sunday to watch the 3-0 win over ADO Den Haag to take a closer look at the Dutch international.

    The Magpies have nine days left of the window to secure a left-back and striker.

    Not for the first time this year, Wayne Bridge’s name has once again cropped up today with Manchester City understood to prepared to pay 50% of his wages should a season-long loan deal be agreed.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    if you think sturridge is cuming your gay

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  • boater

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #18

    I sympathise with the clubs we are trying to deal with – we are obviously resorting to underhand tactics to get knock down deals. It’s pretty unsavoury and just shows we aren’t prepared to stump up the going rate like everyone else for our targets – if we can’t successfully screw them over we will say ‘well we tried’ .. and the apologists on here will lap it up as per usual.

    Get the money spent Ashley -10 days left you absolute disgrace.

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  • Desange

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #19

    We are more likely to get lukaku on loan from Chelsea than sturridge!

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  • Desange

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Also on the tapping up claim, newcastle will claim they just wanted to see if he was interested before they bid, but these aren’t the rules and we should be appropriately punished for our actions, like the old saying goes … you can’t have a look round a new house unless you have permission!

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Obertoon nothing wrong with fans wanting the best a bit unrealistic maybe but its the way we need to go if not Sturridge we need someone that can have a go.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #23

    @Desange

    True, 😆

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #24

    so we wont offer 7m to pieters and we have been tapping maiga up with no permission 😆 nothing goes swimmingly with the toon !! saturday was good mind

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  • Yohan7

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #25

    agree boater – it was a horrible feeling when Liverpool pulled that sh1t with enrique. with all the talk that Ashley makes dodgey low bid he knows will be regected to look buissy (not sure if he still does this though but I think it possible) we could be rocking a lot of boats for nothing, I really hope this isnt the case as it would be discraceful

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Suggesting Sturridge during the start of the transfer window. Fine. COuld happen…

    But now. At this stage in the transfer market. Never going to happen.

    1. Will be even more expensive closer to deadline day
    2. Most impressive chelsea forward during pre-season
    3. AVB has no problems using youth players
    4. We have an owner who only seems to open his wallet for food, or for gambling.
    5. He is young. English. Proven to a small extent. Thats already him being close to 20mill.

    Common sense please. Tired of hearing the same old cr@p everyday.

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  • estechco

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Whilst I can understand you shouldn’t be allowed to talk to a player without the clubs consent, is there any such rule the prevents us having to talked to his agent?

    Make’s a mockery of the system if their isn’t as the majority of any de-stabilsation is likely to come from the agents?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #28

    i have this vision of steve bruce on his hands and knees in front of niall quinn saying please they need time to gel ha ha ha it just gets better

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  • Yohan7

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #29

    cheikmate – good bit of skill from him there but I would be concerned if he did that too much in the PL (if we get him its nice to know he has a trick ot two though)

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Graham Carr’s drinks bill’s going to have Ashley’s heart racing, he was accused of tapping up at the spuds, how do people thing we find out the buy out clauses, and as its been said the rat-eaters have always done it.

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  • boater

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #31

    obertoon – it looks like you that wants to talk about sturridge.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah Chelsea would be stupid to loan out Sturridge…..he wasnt even on the bench against stoke and if he stays ate Chelsea he will be the 5th choice striker fighting for 1 place. But obviously Chelsea need him because their team is so small 😉

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #33

    @16

    £4m was his valuation then when they realised we were interested and had the Enrique money they upped the price by £2m!

    Why should we pay over the odds?

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #34

    How so Boater.

    Im telling the muppets to stop. Have you seen me mention his name prior to this article?

    No. So dont make bs assumptions.

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #35

    @Notts

    he has a 3 game suspension. Thats why.

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  • Phil K

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Doesn’t seem very bright, this Maiga.
    Actually, a brainless idiot.
    Going on strike, mouthing off to their chairman about how Newcastle approached him – likely it’s sheer bullshit, which has rebounded on him and us. I can’t imagine Newcastle approaching someone illegaly – doesn’t pay.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #37

    NUFC_Richyg01 in that case we should have made the purchase first.

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Really can’t see chelsea letting sturridge go out on loan unless they have signed more players this week, and then if they did would bolton not be back in for him? ?

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  • Sav

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Pieters is a Dutch international – so what’s wrong with paying him 30k a week? Aren’t we saving almost twice that on Enrique who we wanted to re-sign? Don’t we pay twice that to Smith?
    They need to pee or get off the pot – and sign up Joey NOW anarl. Enough of this BS.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Just sour grapes from the Souchauz presdient – he knows his player wnats to go and mnothing will change his mind.. I think he just let him leave and use the money instead of whinging… No way NUFC approached him illigally… Why do that?

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