Alan Smith Likely To Get Loan Move In January


Alan Smith has been linked with a move away from Newcastle on loan when January rolls around.

Alan Smith – likely to go on loan in January

But to hear Alan talk today,  he very much wants to stay at Newcastle through June, when his contract runs out, and he talks about the Newcastle club’s new policy, and that every player is needed this season at Newcastle.

The news recently was that West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce – who signed Alan for £6M from Manchester United in August of 2007 –  is said to want the player on loan,  to assist the London club in their promotion bid.

The problems before with Alan going out on loan, were the high high wages Newcastle are paying the player, which are around £60K/week.

But if  West Ham can pay those wages for the last six months of his Newcastle contract,  there seems no reason why that deal couldn’t go through.

Smith did get a game yesterday afternoon in the Reserve’s 2-0 win at Wigan, but he has little chance of getting many games in the first team this season, since central midfield is now a strong area of the Newcastle squad, with players like Cabaye, Tiote, Guthrie, Gosling, Abeid and Vuckic.

This is what Alan told the local press today:

“I take each game as it comes, and try to help everybody have a successful season,”

“It’s a long season, and we need each and every player to be committed to the club. We’ve seen that over the last couple of years.”

“There’s been a change of the guards, and the people that (stayed really care about the club. It’s about the club itself.”

“We saw it in the Championship and last season. The manager’s touched on it – the second season in the Premier League’s tough.”

“The club’s ambitions are to finish in that top 10,” “The club have changed their policy, and are bringing in younger players who will develop, and are hungry.”

“If they can develop, the club can too, and then go in the right direction. That’s what the club foresees for the next few seasons coming forward.”

“It will be about buying 20-25 year-olds and developing them. If the team finishes in the top 10, they can push on from there.”

We think there has to be a very good chance that Alan will get a loan deal with West Ham in January.

And that’s because the London club seem to have the money to be able to afford a significant chunk of Alan Smith’s wages, and the former England International could also help West Ham in their promotion bid.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


130 comments so far

  • niafron

    Nov 2, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #1

    He could leave with 50% of his wages paid by West ham. Would it be a good deal?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    well his deal runs out at the end of the season so if we can ship him on loan from jan even if it means paying half his wages we’d still be saving money

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  • Spike

    Nov 2, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Alan Smith could do a good job for someone, but he really doesn’t suit our current style.

    As a defensive midfielder he has Tiote, Guthrie, Gosling etc all ahead of him, and his wages are a burden to both Newcastle and any potential move away. When his current deal runs out he’ll be lucky to find a club that will pay a third of what he is on currently.

    I read somewhere about a senior players meeting just after Carroll was sold at which Nolan, Barton, Harper and Smith were vocal.

    Where are they all now?

    Gone, loaned or going

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    off topic, i heard big ‘arry is having a full face transplant

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  • tiotal football

    Nov 2, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #5

    @Spike yeah there’s always been those rumours that under Hughton those 4 basically picked the team week in week out and now they’ve all slowly been forced out of the club – Even Harper wants to stay on at Brighton until January.

    Although Smith for some reason has stayed around so far but that might be because he’s happy to get his pay packet or maybe the club see he doesn’t pose a threat to morale etc and so let him stay.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #6

    tiotal football – or perhaps the fact hes stayed because no other clubs are willing to pay his wages…

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  • LEROI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    R U kidin Toon Tang? Or has footy gon f’n mad?!?

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    leroi – supposedly louise has agreed to sort him out hahaha

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  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #9

    tiotal football @ # 5

    If that’s true about the team picking then they did a great job as we romped through the championship.

    But what is happening at Brum tells me that your rumour has no substance. Hoots has had to do a major rebuild at Brum with frees, bosmans and loans is top of their group in Europe and seven points off automatic promotion with three games in hand in the league. That does not sound like someone that lets the players pick themselves.

    If you do not know something is fact then you should not put it out in the public domain, that is just rumour mongering.

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Nolan, Barton et al didn’t pick the team Hughton did but he will of listened to his leaders as any manager would

    That’s my opinion anyway

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Hoots said a number of times that they wer the leaders behind the scenes and really got the team together to pull in the same direction, sure he says his job was easier with them ther as they wer so focussed on getting the best but Hoots is doing a fantastic job at bham now

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Aww man Man Utd have cancelled our reserve game next tuesday not getting played until january now

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  • colwell

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Everton are without Fellani and Cahill and highly doubtful is Distan. Hopefully Drenthe picks up an injury then they needn`t bother coming at all lol.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #14

    I THOUGHT Drenthe WAS SUSPENDED

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  • magpiebop

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #15

    @12 I was looking forward to going to that game, it’s reasuring to see wii your own eyes wii’s in reserve.

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  • Fostino

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #16

    well lads.

    im from ireland, long time follower on this site and been supporting the toon since i was 6 years young. this will be my first time to st james so i am very excited. im in a slight predicament though. I am looking to get tickets for liverpool & newcastle home match on the 31st of march with a few of my buddies. only problem is, this match is likely to be shown on sky im guessing so i am wondering what day the match might get changed to. this will help when booking flights & accomodation etc. if anyone has any information on the match and a good place to get cheapish, but lively accomodation, i would be very grateful.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #17

    roshan – he was only suspended for 1 game as he got 2 yellows so he only missed the man utd game…. also Cahill isnt defo ruled out him and distin are 50/50

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  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Not bad then for us, but Drenthe is looking ok to start!

    Distan – Knock – 50% chance of playing
    Fellani – Suspended until 19 Nov
    Cahill – Unknown – 50% chance of playing
    Neville – Hamstring injury – 50% chance of playing

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    if it gets changed to sky it will more than likely be a sunday.. so book hotel for the saturday and sunday night and you cant go wrong

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #20

    god its dead on here tonight

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #21

    @niafron
    Always enjoy your posts, especially the very positive posts on yesterday’s threads when you reckoned we could go for the No1 finish this year. C’est possible but not likely…
    Though I have basic Francais – c’est pas bien – like most English speakers. There is also a half and half language called Franglais which est un mixture of Francais and Anglais qui est nommed Franglais. C’est possible vous should be mixing it un peu – as the Toon will have more and more Fench fans with our present team and it would be tres bien for tous les fans to speak a common language. BTW what’s “Howay the lad”s en Francais ?

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #22

    GT89
    Standard these days bud. Not much crack to be had mid week

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  • Stuart

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #23

    thats coz theres nowt for the usual mob to have a whinge about so theres no arguements. Quite dull really.

    Fat Mike should make a cock up, not a collosal one like but one to bring some banter back to the blog lol.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #24

    “every player is needed” – YOU ALAN ARE DEFINATELY NOT NEEDED!!!

    Do us all a favour and stop robbing this club, you’ve taken enough already. You only did well in the Championship were you belong so thanks for that help but now please leave!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Toon Tang // Nov 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    off topic, i heard big ‘arry is having a full face transplant

    Lol! Apparently they are gonna use all his excess skin to make a parachute, ready for when Spurs go into free fall when floppy chops leaves for the England job!

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  • corf22

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle striker Nile Ranger is charged with two counts of common assault and two counts of assault occassioning actual bodily harm following a disturbance outside a pub in the city centre. He will appear before magistrates later this month.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Ranger is a tool!

    That is all………..

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #28

    JP
    He robbed the club…in what way? He didn’t offer himself the wages he is on and he isn’t wanting to sit on the bench

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  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Looks like Arry isn’t well – something wrong with his ticker! Missing the Russia trip…. so must be fairly bad?

    http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2502749,00.html

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Should I feel guilty about taking the pee out of ‘Arry now?

    Naaaahhhh!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Toonboy_84 – lol let’s just hope it’s Arry and not Mr Pardew. At this rate he will certainly be a candidate. We need stability and for once we have it, let’s keep it that way.

    Can’t wait for Everton and maybe Benny Arfa will play and hopefully score another screamer!!

    HWTL

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  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Not when they are doing so well in the League 🙂 they topped to take our place at some point! Naaaaaah!!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Toonboy_84

    hahahaha theres always crack to be had regarding arry-boys face.

    im sure he’ll pull through his heart problems same as jfk.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    WWJBD- I know where you’re coming from but his attitude is very similar to Owen’s I think. Just happy to be picking up his wages and being in the background. If Smith had any dignity and hunger he would take a pay-cut to play a few months on loan or within the club just to prove his worth. Lazy, greedy and useless are always the first words that spring to mind with him.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #35

    @31

    If we get into Europe this season, then maybe he will be considered. Never thought I’d say that a few months ago.

    @33

    We could make fun of ‘Arry’s face for hours. Steak faced B.stard! lol

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  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #36

    The riots in Tottenham started after Harry Redknapp declared his interest in Emile Heskey,
    The riots in Birmingham started after Redknapp changed his mind

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    JP
    For me I don’t think he is anything like that. He is getting to the twightlight of his years and he is entitled to every penny the club agreed to pay him.

    He wants to play but he isn’t getting picked different to Owen who didn’t want to play for us. I have nothing against Smith sitting on his contract well within his rights…cants say I would do anything different in his situation

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #38

    haha Toon_Jock nice1

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  • Spike

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Angels with Dirty Faces –

    I heared a bloke on the radio a few years ago now announcing that he was going to teach all listeners 200 words of french in 30 seconds.

    He said that all words ending in “tion” were the same spelling and same meaning but different pronnouciation.

    Instead of with English saying “shon” it was pronnounced “sh i on” so:

    Station
    Occupation
    Constipation
    Pronnouciation
    Conception
    Extraction

    etc, etc.

    So, no need to Franglais – we can all speak proper french and didn’t even know it!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    WWJBD- Let’s put it this way the sooner he leaves more money we’ll save on wages and he won’t be able to minimise Abeid, Vuckic, Gosling etc their opportunities in the first team.

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