Newcastle Could Miss Out On Ravel Morrison


There was a report on  Sky Sports that Newcastle may miss out on Manchester United’s 18 year-old whiz kid Ravel Morrison.

Ravel Morrison – Roma in with 500K bid

Morrison’s current contract runs out in June, and he could be picked up for a reasonable fee this month, and it’s likely he will leave Manchester United.

The news is that Italian club Roma have come in with a bid of £500K,  and that Manchester United are expected to accept that bid, according to Sky Sports.

That’s even though Alex Ferguson’s club rejected a higher offer from Newcastle United within the last week.

The reasoning is that the Manchester club would rather the youngster go to a non Premier League club, and Roma qualifies.

Arsenal and Manchester City were also interested in the youngster, but Ravel has told anybody who would listen that’s he’s not interested in a move to City.

This is what Ravel put on his Twitter account:

“Who ever [sic] keeps sayin don’t move to m.city , m.city have never ones been in my mind and who every tells you I’m movin to the ignore them :)”

We think the translation of that is that he doesn’t want to move to Manchester City.

Morrison turns 19 in exactly two weeks time on February 2nd, and we think he would have been a good buy for Newcastle,  because there was very little downside to the move.

While he’s been a problem child at Manchester, if  he continued to misbehave on Tyneside he could be transferred, and it’s likely Newcastle would still make a profit on him even in that case, if the lad’s as good as people say he is.

Th upside is he could turn out to be a tip top player, given the natural skills he’s been blessed with.

But it doesn’t seem completely  legal that Manchester United can reject a higher fee from Newcastle and sell him to Roma – that  seems to be against fair trade doesn’t it?

We’ll see if the lad does move to Rona, but it will be an upheaval if he has to move to Italy to continue his football development,  when he could do it on Tyneside alongside world-class players. :D.

Comments welcome.



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193 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #1

    At this moment in time jail would be too harsh for Ashley

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  • evanzz

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Have been devoted reader of this blog for many years now, but first time I have posted, just thought you guys would appreciate this funny Twitter pic!

    https://twitter.com/#!/DanMolyneux1/status/159552941601198080/photo/1

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #3

    can’t take this nice attitude towards ashley from you JFA…my world makes no sense

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Good we dont need thick c@nts like this at our club

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Morrison is a prison sentence waiting to happen, stay clear of the lad

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Reading his post,seems a bright young lad,
    It shows the gulf between a lot of the clubs when a team can afford to accept a lesser bid to see him go elsewhere.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Notice Ferguson didn’t mind us taking simpson or obertan

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #8

    a dont even think weve offered that much av heard from a few people our offers were £250k and £400k if it is £500k im sure we’ll go back in for him and imo he deserves a chance he’s so good its unreal

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Ibiza – Or Butt or Smith

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #10

    And smith, butt

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza
    Lets see if it lasts till 1st feb ; )

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #12

    GT89 – He’s been done on two counts of witness intimidation, numerous assault charges and stories of him being light fingered in the changing room!

    No matter how good the lad is we do not need his character type destabilising what we have. The same with Ranger, no matter how much talent they have, the team spirit at the club is far more important.

    And if Fergie can’t get the lad into line, there’s little chance of Pardew being able to calm him down

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  • Rocknstrolla

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Haha JFA that comment made me chuckle 🙂

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Spot on JB i hate players like that i would do anything to be in their position f@ckin wasters

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  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #15

    God I know he is a footballer but it is irritating that he can’t write one sentence without errors but will end up earning 10s of K a week.
    I suppose we could consider it a back handed compliment if Manure consider us to be a rival that they don’t want Morrison to go to.

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  • Rocknstrolla

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Exactly martoon! This idiot can’t even string a sentence together and he’s gonna earn 100k a week somewhere down the line! I worked my ass off going through uni and I don’t even earn that much in a year!

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Hello to all toon army fans,it’s my first post on here!!!cisse was a great deal and things are looking great at the min!!Ben arfa cabaye,ba,tiote,cisse,collo,what a list of talent,onwards and upwards for the second half of the season,as for morrison,don’t take gambles and u dont win big,simple…….

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Lol. how could i forget butt and smith?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #19

    JFA…I hope so

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  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Rocknstrolla – snap, I’d be happy if I earned half that a year and I can spell 🙂

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #21

    But for the sake of £500k he’s worth the chance he might change and settle down if he moves here but also he might not.. Ben Arfa was an ar*e we signed him.. Ranger has been in prison before for armed burglary or w/e nd has done numerous worse things.. Carroll has done alot and we gave them all chances and it never done any hard what so ever to the team.. aslong as they not peeing about with the other players WAGs then it wont upset team moral or spirit

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Rocknstrolla – Im sure he can do a full sentence together but its from twitter and your only allowed to say so many letters which include spaces haha pathetic really

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  • nufc786

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #23
  • nufc786

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #24

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Any talk of any new faces???

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  • BeeGuy

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #26

    So, if NUFC wants him go cut a deal with AC Milan for a loan and/or purchase after he departs MANU.

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  • Dimitri

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t fancy Taiwo. No biggie for me!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #28

    If the rumours are true Andy Cole was meant to be a right horrible so and so when he was younger,sometimes a change of scenery and advice off somebody different(maybe he cant stand Fergie) can help put people back on the straight and narrow,I would like to see us taking a chance on him if we could get him,but as for getting shot of him if things dont work out,look at Nile Ranger,he’s not keen on a move anywhere after signing a five year deal.

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  • Whos_SuperMac

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #29

    If Toon scouts think he’s worth a gamble then we should trust there judgement, dont you think?
    The kid has got to be good for us to be thinking of taking him on.

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  • Rocknstrolla

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #30

    GT89 ah ok lol I’ve never used twitter before (facebook is enough for me!). Having said that though i won’t give him the benefit of the doubt as I don’t believe he can string a sentence together anyway.

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  • toonthompson

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #31

    http://t.co/Gw7Foj9U
    Tim Krul this season

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  • nufc786

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #32
  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Not sure about this kid. Just see him getting in with Nile and his boys and them both being a terrible two-some……… definitely has talent like, and if we didn’t have Nile I would say go for it.

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #34
  • toonruz

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #35

    get him signed this kidd is going to be better than rooney

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  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #36

    nufc786 – That would have taken someone’s head off……think Saylor would have tried to get in the way though, broken nose or not…………..

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  • Whos_SuperMac

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Can you see Ashley letting Pards have a £500k gamble on a load of trouble, I cant.

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #38
  • ToonIcon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #39

    @32 that cracked me up shows u how sh1te some of these websites really are lol

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  • nufc786

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Offkey
    absolutley beast of a free kick if saylor would have a got in the way of that 🙁 i wouldnt hold out on that much hope and A PROMOTED TEAM who gets a tremendous back for
    Taiwo, Onoucha, Alex, Traore
    ABSOLUTLEY RIDICULOUS

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