Newcastle Attempt Two Dramatic Late Deals


Newcastle have had a bid accepted for FC Twente’s Bryan Ruiz.

Bryan Ruiz – to decide between Fulham and Newcastle

But after Newcastle were said to be going after Bryan Ruiz just a few hours ago, you would have expected they would have had to match the Fulham bid of £10.6M, which they seem to have done.

Bryan will now presumably decide between Fulham and Newcastle,  and you have to hope the Magpies will offer the Costa Rican International a decent wage.

But whether they can get the medical done, should the Costa Rican International decide on Newcastle, will be difficult but not impossible.

And Newcastle are said to have a helicopter on standby, and all  ready to rush Ruiz to Tyneside to discuss terms,  if he chooses Newcastle – so it seems Mike Ashley’s wealth comes in useful …… sometimes.

But in another late dramatic move by the club, Sky Sports are now reporting that Newcastle have made a late bid for Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell.

Liam Ridgewell

Ridgewell handed in a transfer request on Tuesday, in an effort to force a move away from the now Championship side, which is managed by former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton.

Newly promoted QPR and Swansea are said to be interested in the defender, and there is news that Swansea had a loan bid for the 27 year-old rejected earlier this week.

Liam, who stands 6’2″ tall,  has spent his football career in Birmingham, having joined Aston Villa as a youngster back in 2001 from West Ham, and then he moved to Birmingham City in August of 2007 for a fee of £2M.

It seems Newcastle have woken up, but they are late again to the party for Ridgewell.

However,  Liam would certainly help bolster the Newcastle rearguard and could be a decent signing, since we still think the defense could be the Magpies Achilles heel this season.

Laim can play center-back or full-back and therefore could play in a number of back four positions for Newcastle, and he was capped 8 times at the England U21 level.

But it’s not surprising that Birmingham have already turned down Liam’s transfer request earlier in the week.

However, as Newcastle have learned to their advantage, it’s not good good to keep dissatisfied players at a club. but whether the Tyneside club can close these two deals – for Ruiz and Ridgewell – so late in this transfer window, has to be high risk and even unlikely.

But we’ll know soon enough.

It’s just a pity Newcastle didn’t wake up a month or two ago.

Howay The Lads!!

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705 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Too all those wondering whether Ruiz is striker or Winger,
    let’s just say, think Luis Suarez. Same mould.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think Ridgewell is dramatic deal.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Still nothing definite from Sky on Ruiz. Still waiting, and god i hate it…

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #4

    woohooooo drama drama!!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #5

    @NUFC_US
    Wish I Was a Geordie
    @nufcfans The BBC reporter said he “expects” Ruiz to choose Fulham. I “expected” us to have a striker by now too.

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    cwarr07 Colin
    Told again that Ruiz to #nufc is ON bbc reporting he’s signing for #ffc One way or the other we’ll know soon.

    Somebody explain what he’s trying to say please.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #7

    @LukeEdwardsTele
    Luke Edwards
    #safc are set to announce Bendtner on a season long loan. Just had it confirmed by senior source.

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  • JBNUFC92

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Does he know we just played them, and won, and that the haven’t won in the league yet? *Facepalm*

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #9

    N’Gog to Bolton on a 3 year deal?

    Poor Bolton 🙁

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #10

    I bloody god hope so that Ruiz takes that chopper down to Newcastle! I’ve never followed a single player so closely in any transfer window in my life as a newcastle fan.

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  • Mac

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #11

    We are not gonna get Ruiz I just can’t see it.

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #12

    @JBNUFC92: I told him on Twitter mate. Not sure he’s checked his mentions though 🙁

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #13

    N’Gog to Bolton confirmed ! good deal ?

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  • Barras

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #14

    @Dannyo

    Fantastic news if that’s true. He’s not a derby player whatsoever so hopefully another three points from the un-washed come March.

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  • Dai

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Bentner to Scum. How far has he fallen.

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #16

    @ilovetoon: down to Newcastle from Fulham?

    You’re a terrible person.

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  • toon-nutters

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #17

    show him the money..

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #18

    The fellas up at fulham are prob filling his head with sh it saying there playing in europe n all

    poor fella prob doesnt know what hes getting himself into

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Carlton Cole tried to get into Ashley’s helicopter but he missed the door 😉

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  • Thump @ 6, I think it’s what’s called hedging your bets.

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  • Dai

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Hope Mechada is a back up plan.

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  • dmac

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #22

    My god im not sure how much more of this i can honestly take.

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  • JBNUFC92

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #23

    @Thump – Only reason I can think of for him to sign for Fulham is cus he’s already there, otherwise, beats me!

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  • dubzy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #24

    can u get in a heli an get to newcastle from london hav a med an sign on the dotted line in 2hrs an 15mins…….me thinks no

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Tiote will be on the blower to Ruiz telling his old team mate about us, he’ll come lads just have faith

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #26

    @cyoungdailymail
    Colin Young
    Bendtner to be announced by sunderland, year loan

    Two differnt journous with a minute in between. Looks like its a go for Sunderland.
    Happy we didn’t go for him.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #27

    is london still a big draw if ya not siging for chelsea, arsenal or spurs

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Whatever happens I bet Patsy says teh he is happy with th e transfer window ….. yada yada yada

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m touchin cloth, i cant take this anymore, i’m hoping, just hoping we get both them

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #30

    @Thump // Aug 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    In the excitement of Ruiz i got my head spinning and map all wrong..

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  • boater

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #31

    ian dowie on arteta not leaving everton- “no way they would let 10mil of player go at the last minute, how would they spend it and what does it say about where the club is going?” .

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #32

    @davybtoon

    Can’t forget that Fulham are in Europe too mate.

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  • Dai

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Scum….dodged a bullet there.

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  • toon-nutters

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #34

    @JB: lol.. wouldn take him even if we had all of our strikers injured!!

    @ed.. you could do with a better pic of ruiz!!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey guys I’m back from training. Any news or do I have to phone SJP and ask to be our striker for the forthcoming season?

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #36

    @GG: He’s been doing that all window mate. When are you heading back to the land of the kings, anyway?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #37

    @dubzy // Aug 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    You don’t have to do a medical before deadline. All paperworks and finalising has to be done BEFORE the deadline. Medical can be done later.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #38

    we wont be getting Ruiz

    maybe manage Ridgewell

    why didnt we go for Van Aanholt i dont know

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #39

    No nails left, Ruiz better choose soon, or its gonna get bloody.

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  • Sir Alan

    Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #40

    What is the one thing that Fulham can offer Ruiz that we can’t?
    European football.
    Everything else, we will offer better,
    Stadium
    Fans
    Wages
    Facilities
    Ambition
    Tiote
    Is Martin Jol dutch? if so, that might be a turning point.
    Also, get Ridgewell in.

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