Newcastle Still Interested In Maiga, Roux And Pieters


The news in the Newcastle Journal this morning is that Newcastle are still hoping to sign Modibo Maiga from Sochaux or Nolan Roux from Brest.

Modibo Maiga – Newcastle still interested

Maiga was in the Sochaux side yesterday that beat St. Etienne 2-1 at home, but Roux wasn’t even on the bench for the Stade Rennes 3-2 win over Caen.

We don’t know if that means anything, but between the two we’d much prefer Maiga, probably because we don’t know too much about Nolan Roux.

The transfer window closes at 11:00pm on Wednesday night, so we hope we can get at least one striker in before then, and also a left back, but we’d also like a replacement for the departed Joey Barton too – but three players in is now looking very dubious..

The Journal today is reporting that Newcastle still want to do a deal for Erik Pieters of PSV, but there is news today in the Daily Mail that the club have done a deal, at £5M, for 20 year-old Italian International full-back Davide Santon.

So those two pieces of news don’t seem to be consistent, unless Newcastle are bringing in both Pieters and Santon.

But Pardew is still hopeful of getting new faces in by Wednesday evening:

“Hopefully, we will get over the line this week. There is nothing to update, we are at a point where in a few days we will know. I had hoped we would get one over the line by Sunday, it is frustrating.”

And Demba Ba looked hopeless on Thursday night at Scunthorpe when he started that game, but Ba put  in a much better performance yesterday as a sub.

And we know the Senegal International has been participating in Ramadan, but that ends today, so we hope to see Demba Ba play like he did earlier this year, when he was at West Ham.

Alan Pardew talked about the striker and the fact Newcastle have started this season so well:

“Demba has had a tricky start,”  “I won’t go into detail. He is a great lad and will get goals for us. It is great to get a positive cameo from him.”

“We have won three games this week and in professional football, or at whatever level, that is some going,” “You can’t disguise the fact that in a week we lost Joey after losing José Enríque that we needed people to come out of the pack.”

“I think Gabriel Obertan and Sammy Ameobi are doing that and Leon Best did that here. But we need reinforcements. I am not going to disguise that. We need reinforcements.”

“It is significant to start life after Barton with a win. He is a large personality. The club is always bigger than the individual. It is about other players making a name for themselves here.”

“Contrary to what you hear, we had a great relationship and I wish him well. Football moves quickly. We have seven points out of a really tough program.”

The lads have found a way to win their last three games, after being outplayed in the first half in each of them, and when we got through to half time yesterday, we were quite confident.

It was helped by the fact that in injury time in that first half Newcastle created three good chances, and then of course Leon scored his first goal just three minutes into the second half.

Another Best goal and three great saves by young goalkeeper Tim Krul,  helped Newcastle record their third win in a row yesterday and 7 points from the first three league games.

It seems we’ve had the rub of the green in all four games this season, but we’re not complaining.

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Howay The Lads!!



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67 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m glad to see improvement in the team match after match.
    But make no mistake, other teams are improving too.
    I still think we’re a bit behind tho, having so many new players and a crap pre-season with basically no gelling possible.

    We as fans are still interested in those players, question is, are NUFC still as interested?

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  • Stuart

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Nolan Roux, Pieters and Santon and I’d be delighted. I’d also be high as a kite on paint thinner to believe we’ll get them all haha!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    We don’t need a striker. Just get a 2 fullbacks in. And sign remy and sity. We had ZERO defenders on the subs yesterday.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    @BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Yes, i’m basing my assessment on the current squad tho, so it means we’d still have Raylor in those matches 😛
    Next window maybe?
    I may be harsh and cynical, i know, but we all know we can do better than Raylor and Simmo, honestly.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    i wd be surprised if we sign any 1 of these let alone any combination of these three.

    pieters wd be gr8 buy so lets hope.

    sorry not hope but PRAY

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    scary thought

    simpson wd be filling in at CB if any of collo or Saylor gets injured

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  • richard

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    simple solution people, ashley wont spend nowt wenger wont spend nowt get him in logical

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    i think we are firing wildly all over the gaffe like a lebanese rebel just hoping to hit something worthwhile and what will happen is well end up with something we dont want or need just for the sake of getting them instead of going after and getting what we actually crave

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Realistically – Anyone?
    WHO on earth can we get “over the line” in 2 days? Monday morning sweats…

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  • mushy

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle have just refused Carlisle permission to play Tavernier in the Carling Cup.

    Good News: Tavs must be held in high esteemand is improving rapidly.
    Bad News: Could it be that he is closer to being recalled due to expected lack of success in the full-back transfer dealings ?

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  • kilcline

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #11

    I wish the owners would give us one big name signing:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11679_7136668,00.html

    Johnson would put bums on seats again!

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  • Mr Newbrick

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Just had a pint with Paddy Mccourt in the Dog an Parrot

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  • richard

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    ichrisho we can get any of the mentioned players if we offer a fair price and wages and not be too tight

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Surely on transfer deadline day, the cost of a player would rise, not fall. I mean clubs buying on this day are desperate =. They’ve wasted all the time prior to it and now the clubs they go to, know it, so price inflates. I mean im no master of economics – oh wait a minute – yes i am, and this is the fundamentals of supply and demand. We need a player, the other club holds the cards. i feel a very sad thursday morning coming on when we’ve got nowt. Love to be wrong……….but …..

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Was at the game yesterday, I feel pardew is fighting a losing battle trying to play possession football, not because if the. players but due to some fans, they seem to just want us to get ball forward straight away regardless of what’s on, there was times yesterday when fulham had 10 men behind ball and there was not many options to hit, so cabaye tiote Taylor and Colo knocked the ball around and waited for openings. on a number of occasions the moans and groans from fans when the ball went backwards were embarrassing. these fans need to rralise you can’t go forward everytime you have the ball and be patient, some of them really have no clue about football.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #16

    @ mr newbrick no wonder celtic are shite there players are hanging around early houses on monday mornings.

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  • Mr Newbrick

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17
  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #18

    oh and i wont be counting some loan of some keeper as a real signing…. i want someone for the first team squad with ability……….oh i hate MA and DL soooooooooo much

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    “but between the two we’d much prefer Maiga,”

    Edd dont put words in my mouth i would prefer Roux… Maiga just seems like trouble and all he is after is the ££££’s don’t get me wrong thats what all footy players are after but this lad will be trouble, if we sign him and he goes on strike here then…………. well you can imagine he will be hung, drawn and quartered 😉

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Adam Johnson – we dont need… We need a striker and one, we know, will score… how have we lkeft it 2 days before close time… I wouldnt be surprised if Best hasnt made himself 1st choice striker…

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  • obaflamey

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #21

    I think the reason Roux wasn’t even on the bench for Rennes is because he played for Brest on saturday…

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    otterspocket AKA BECKENBAUER.

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  • Mr Newbrick

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    The Derry Messi can do what he wants and still work his magic

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #24

    otters pocket – have to be honest, i was one of those fans….but on reflection your point is very valid. There were a few times when they seemed to be going backwards when they could have been going forwards, but yes you are right. There were tactics involved and they worked.

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  • Newcastle Rock

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #25

    OVER THE LINE , OVER THE LINE , OVER THE LINE.. OH ENOUGH ALREADY . I AM TIRED OF THIS SENTENCE FROM BLOODY PADREW .

    SIGN THE PLAYERS WE NEED OR JUST KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT….

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  • Mr Newbrick

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #26

    Tim Krul has the same haircut as Luke Skywalker btw

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #27

    @15 – Well said Otters… We cant be gung-ho all the time… we want to see fast paced good passing football.. long ball and shearer on the end is LONG gone… I say Bravo to Pardew for getting them to play more conservative and keep the ball – I am impressed with what he has done with the defense… they look solid and we all havent said that in a LONG time… p.s we should have signed LONG…

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  • Stuart

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #28

    Very good point OttersPocket!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #29

    Taipei

    Cashley is a gambler mate he is willing to take that risk to go to deadline day and if we don’t sign anyone then he is willing to take that gamble as well.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    were great at getting players over the line – nolan carroll enrique barton milner all over line- yeah its getting them to come over the line thats the problem

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  • mushy

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #31

    @Taipei

    I don’t think its as simple as you describe. For every club deserate to buy players, there are at least as many desperate to sell players.
    A closing window exaggerates BOTH sides of the equation.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #32

    @geordie.In.Taipei

    I think it depends on what the club is in need of.
    Do they need to reduce their wage bill? If so, we’d be getting them cheaper.
    Do they want to get rid of a player, due to this and that?
    We’d be getting them cheaper

    Then have the reasons for why a price would rise:
    The club want’s to keep hold of the player, and have no need for shifting him, but another clubs want him badly.
    The price would rise.
    etc. etc.

    It all depends.

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  • Mr Newbrick

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Hopefully over the line today lads

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #34

    So lined up to sign we have Santon, Pieters, Situ, Remy, Roux and that GK on loan…..sounds wonderful and fictional imo

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  • StevenT

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35

    Hopefully they’ll get some players over the line before deadline day. I can’t stand another deadline day like the last; when we put in a late minute bid for Insomnia.

    Also this is quite funny – incriminating fotos of footballers – http://bit.ly/ogfU6e

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  • Stuart

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #36

    There is no line, the line is a dot to newcastle. Unfortunately all the players are on the wrong side of it! Haha.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #37

    @ mr newbrick i actually played against mccourt in a friendly about seven years ago in the aul complex in dublin u could see he was a bit special he had all the tricks so i up-ended the f.u.c.k.e.r. i got a yellow card and i was substituted ah well there you go.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Lots of talk of lines today lads, you do know its Monday, and thats just a weekend thing 😉

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  • hdavid23

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Roux didnt play for Rennes, coz hes a Brest player

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #40

    The 250 000 thousand (or thereabouts) missing from gate receipts must make Ashley wonder if completely pissing the fans off is financially a good idea,that would have paid five very decent weekly wages.

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