Newcastle Interested In Coventry City Defender


News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle United are interested in Coventry youngster Cyrus Christie.

Cyrus Christie – Coventry’s 19 year-old first team right back

The young Coventry-born defender only turned 19 at the end of last month, and he looks a promising player who is now a first team regular at his home town club.

Cyrus has played all 11 game for Coventry so far this season, and he’s just the type of player Newcastle would want to snap up in January, if they can do a deal with the Sky Blues.

Stoke City are also said to be interested and since Coventry are in a bad financial position right now, thery may even be willing to do a deal in January with Newcastle.

Christie made his first team debut for the Sky Blues in their 2-0 Carling Cup defeat to Morecambe in August of last year, and his current contract keeps the academy graduate at the Ricoh Arena until June of next year.

Before this season Christie had joined Conference North side Nuneaton Town on loan last January, but was then recalled by Coventry after only one start and three substitute appearances for Nuneaton.

The youngster then went out on loan to another Conference North club Hinckley United,  the following month, and he  played 8 games for them.

And early in the season, after Coventry’s 2-0 home win against Derby County, Christie was named in the Championship team of the week, after putting in a man of the match performance for the Sky Blues.

From what we can tell this lad would be a good signing for Newcastle, if they can get him in another thrifty deal, and with the youngster’s contract running out next June, that may even be possible.

Here’s hoping.



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91 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #1

    2nd

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Not in a place of judgement..but go for it!

    I reckon we should go for Leighton Baines, hasn’t hit his prime yet, he’s English, Everton need the money and we need another LB!

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #3

    dont know much about him really. and i dont really know how much extra youth we need as there is already a fair bit coming through probably better than this lad

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Sorry about this absolute shameless plug but follow me on twitter? @NobbyNolano

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    more the merrier just now 🙂 come to the Toon fella – hopefully we can stay high up in the league, will make it nice and easy to attract players maybe who would of been in two minds over two EPL clubs bidding for them?!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon Tang > totally agree!!!!! We have some excellent young players on our books at the moment and i would much rather see some of our youngsters get a crack. If we are looking for cover for CB, then i would much rather get someone more experienced. (but not as experienced as Sol Campball)

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    This one is a maybe for me. Been scouted probs, and seems good. But surely Tavernier is no worse and is the same age, plays same position. Then u have Santon who’s only 20 and Simmo at 24 is it?
    Surely we should be looking for LB cover/talent.
    Meh, dunno what to say on this, don’t think it’s needed.
    Also, think Remy Streete plays CB/RB too.

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Go for him – he could be another James Perch!

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon_Tom

    haha old Solomon was a tad over experienced

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #10

    We hada start thinking about collo’s replacment

    collo is what 30 now?? 3to4 more seasons and hes done saying that they uselly become useless around 32

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  • spitfire_

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Buy it but only if Carr watching him.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Agreed, Carr hasn’t let us down yet!

    @NobbyNolano

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #13

    wigan -3points
    blackburn-nxt round
    stoke atleaste 1 point
    everton think we could take them 3 points
    man city 0 points
    man u 0 points
    chelsea point
    noewich 3 points
    swansea 3 points
    wbrom 3 points
    bolton 3 points
    liverfool 1 point

    come jan we should be 1 or 2 matches away from safety

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #14

    If we could be safe with 20 games played god knows were we could finish

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  • Keith in France

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Guess who has been making comments about one of his new team mates? Yes Mr Barton is at it again. Some things never change.
    See the Guardian on line

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    @keith

    funny story that is but probably true … im all for joey barton upsetting the apple cart at his new team hahaha .

    I think football needs more characters who tell it like it is. Barton and souness should have there own cookery program or sommat

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  • toon-hendy

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #17

    I think the toon should do what Tottenham did with kyle walker. How they bought him then loaned him straight back to the club they bought him from. This must surely be an easier way of signing a player rather than taking them off the club straight away? Also it helps their development, I mean look at Walker, personally I think he’s england best RB.

    Few players who we could do this with:
    Wilfred Zara from Palace – could buy him for around £3 million then loan him back to Palace for the rest of the season.. this boy is gonna be quality!
    This Cyrus Christie^^
    Possibly Jeffery Schlump or whatever from Liecester then loan him out to a club he’ll be getting regular football at for the rest of the season or if needed then for some of next season. This is a win win for the clubs, plus dare I say it, it will be an excuse for the board to say ‘he’s like a new signing’ if we buy then in january, loan back then have a new player for the summer… What you guys think??

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #18

    joe kinnear was a cheeky chap

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  • toon-hendy

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Zaha i think his name is actually…

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    kevymartins

    jfk is a legend – not the type of person you want running your steady ship like but a character all the same, and a funny one at that

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  • dublin mag steve

    Oct 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #21

    id love to see joe kinnear come in as our media relations officer mmmwwwaaaaahahahahahahah

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Young guy from Palace is called Wilfred Zaha scored an absolute cracker at the weekend and is going to be quality, although they did say that about Victor Moses and his career has really stagnated. That could be down to the fact that Wigan wouldn’t be the best club to develop as a 20 goal a season striker service isn’t good there so maybe Zaha would be a shrewd signing.

    Don’t think there is any truth in the Maiga signing he is playing well now that he is back in the Sochaux first team and he is an African Cup of Nations player for Mali, so it doesn’t really benefit us at all signing him in January when we could go for other cheaper, and frankly, better options in January. If anything I’d rather we rotate our squad when Demba goes and test its strength in depth, see what are we truly made of.

    With regards to our fixture list, yes after the tough test in November we have quick fire games that we should be getting lots of points from but any injuries in that packed schedule and we may not do as well as we would be expecting so let’s not rush too far ahead of ourselves.

    Next stop…Wigan on Saturday!

    HWTL!!!

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Ba goes to the ACoN, Ben Arfa cements his place playing just off’ve Best in a 4 – 5 – 1 (More defensive without Tioté), Shola keeps on playing super sub and we keep the momentum going.

    Happy days.

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  • tdt

    Oct 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #24

    @ 23 – that sounds about right, but just swap Tiote with Gosling or Abeid.

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #25

    @ TDT – Yeah, Gosling/Guthrie more likely as they are not going to push on too much and leave the back line exposed.

    Oddly enough, if memory serves me correctly was it not the Wigan game last season that Colo was deployed as a CDM?

    Think that was the one and only game he played there though.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 18, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Would rather have that kid from Palace we were linked with….Clyne I think his name was though am not sure on that tbh

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #27

    can someone please explain to me how this crackpot idea of having ‘no relegation and promotion to and from the prem’ would possibly work.

    I saw summat about how if the prem gets just a few more foreign owners in, they could push it through. surely this is absolutely bloody craziness right.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Nathaniel Clyne is the lads name (looked it up cos I am sad)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon Tang – are you familiar with the American league? MLS ?

    well each team applies for a license to play in the top division for 3 seasons and then at the end of the 3 seasons the performances are analysed and then the teams who have been the least successfull would be dropped down and teams in lower division apply and vice versa.. it does work but it takes away the integrity of our league doesnt league as good a challenge.. its the same way they do this in Rugby league where the team applies to play in the top division

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Nathaniel Clyne can play RB or LB and he’s really quick and good attack minded defender, he’s apparently rated in the next Ashley Cole

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #31

    think al choose the Man City match to watch tonight =]

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Reserves playing tonight, Vuckics back, lovin that.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Weird setup tho, Richardson at RB, says he did well there in pre-season tho. Probs cause Dummett is out. Do we not have someone in the U-18 push up?
    Also Kadar as captain, beeing given his last chance to impress. Streete in the middle too.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #34

    ——————————–KRUL——————————–

    GOSLING—-COLOCCINI—-TAYLOR—–SANTON

    ———————-CABAYE—–TIOTE———————–

    MARVEAUX——————————————JONAS

    —————————–BEN ARFA—————————

    ———————————–BA———————————-

    Say no more

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  • Barras

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #35

    No Marveaux for the reserves, please, please let this be a sign that he is starting against Wigan…please!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #36

    apparently Kadar is permanent captain now a was reading it the other day somewhere.. strong team player to watch for Liverpool is Raheem Sterling he is one heck of a player so quick and skillfull, English Messi haha

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Cockney Magpie – thats the team a would play except a wouldnt play Gosling at Right back he’s not a defender, would keep Raylor in the team

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #38

    We’ve already missed a penalty and had a goal disallowed. The lads are causing havock!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Nile Ranger has missed a penalty, apparently a brilliant save

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #40

    yup and Vuckic goal disallowed

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