If Newcastle Cannot Get Mariappa – Loan Deal May Be The Solution


Newcastle will try to do a loan deal if they cannot tie up Watford’s Adrian Mariappa before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

Adrian Mariappa  unlikely to be joining Newcastle

Newcastle have not been too lucky with loan deals over the last few years, and two that immediately come to mind are Uruguayan Ignacio Gonzalez and Stephen Ireland, both of whom appeared only twice as subs for Newcastle.

Gonzalez came on the last day of the summer transfer window in 2008, along with a certain young striker called Xisco.

The Uruguay International  played only twice during the season, and was injured for almost the whole time he was on Tyenside,  and the word on the deal is that it cost Newcastle a cool £1M.

And Stephen Ireland’s last year wasn’t much better,  as he was injured a few times and also managed to make only a couple of sub appearances for the side.

The Newcastle club informally decided they would not do any loan deals because of those bad experiences, which were hardly cost effective.

But Newcastle must bring in some cover for Williamson and Coloccini at the back for the rest of this season, and then they can bring in a top center-back in the summer.

That looks to be the new plan,  since it seems unlikely that Mariappa will be arriving on Tyneside in the next couple of days.

The local Sunday Sun is reporting Newcastle have been looking at some foreign targets, so we wonder if Cesena’s 24 year-old Yohan Benalouane could be one of them.

Most of Newcastle’s center-back targets have not been available in January, which is why the club may just bring somebody in as center-half cover for the rest of the season, and then buy a top center-back in the summer.

And we have to compliment James Perch on a very steady showing at center-back yesterday afternoon,  and he is leading out Man of the Match poll with 50% of the vote.

James played solidly throughout the game yesterday, and kept making key interceptions at the back.

Perch gets a lot of criticism from Newcastle fans sometimes, but credit where credit is due – and well done James Perch yesterday.

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43 comments so far

  • ToonIcon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Perch turning into a solid squad player

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  • mickeytoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Perch was our best player yesterday. Never thought I would say that :-0

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  • pardew no 1

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    perch is a good player he is like ryan taylor he will play anywhere to play

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  • hainesy

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Really getting worried now.

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  • Rocknstrolla

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes a huge congratulations to James Perch, who had a solid game vs championship opposition. Europe here we come….

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Benalouane in loan wud b good

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Rocknstrolla u takin the pee a bit there out of perch but I wouldn’t if I were u bcoz the other 9 out field players were very poor against championship opposition n if they had of played like perch we probably wud if won

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Perch turning into a good player….based on ONE game vs Brighton….hell I voted him MOTM but he is Tiny could be bullied by the big front man of pretty much any team….

    He is not turning into anything had one good game as opposed to a plethora of poor poor performances…then judging by that logic, Cabaye is a real poor player HBA is the worst thing that can happen to NUFC and Santon was a rip off we must sell them immediately?

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Davybtoon,

    1 GAME lad 1 game, Perch pretty much does it entire career.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Bassong it’s the solution until the summer. And we must move fast because of QPR.

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  • lordjoesnow

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Happy 32nd birthday Lovenkrands! Do you know that Lovenkrands (or Loverman) fella? His FA Cup record for us is 3 goals in 2 starts and 1 sub appearance, making him prolific!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Jus on perch that is an example of what ppl have been on about a player who is player n try his hardest to get in the team were as everyone is playing like no matter what they do they kno they won’t b dropped

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Gorgonzola……except for the fact that when he’s come on lately in midfield he’s also done well?

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  • Rocknstrolla

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Davybtoon nothing against yourself, but im sick of people suddenly applauding gutless turds like shola or perch whenever they have a 6 or 7/10 game vs sh1te opposition. Seriously, all shola has to do is a few chest downs or misscued headers and he suddenly gets immunity from everyone here, saying he played with passion etc. Likewise Perch is completely sh1te and now he has one solid 6/10 game against brighton and suddenly everyone is cool with him. If we played Man city tomorrow would u seriously be ok with James Perch at cb? The man would get r@ped.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Not a GhostToon

    Duno not sure but what I find way to common with fans they base the entire season over ONE GAME…

    PPL where committing suicide here vs Fulham game..

    I think we played well didn’t lock the game first half got badly punished and allowed the opposition to get in…

    Here I think all players are sleeping from their lovely trip…and I agree with one lad I would not pay weeks worth of wages…. cause this has just hurt us fans….but nothing new in the life of a NUFC fan so I got used to it… we just know we can beat Barcelona on the day but loose to Brighton its how it is…But I hate to say it to me we wont break even into the top end of the table until we iron out that recurrence of ours…

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Gorgonzola point is perch is trying to seize an opportunity to get in the team other players r to comfortable need pressure put on them, Williamson better than perch for everyone yet perch done everything simple n willo made everything look sluggish n uncomfortable

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Rocknstrolla I feel you mate…..I feel you…

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Davybtoon…common lad, we both know BOTH willo AND PERCH are not good enough for the PL….you just have to look at perhaps The Spuds to see their rear lineup its deeper and perhaps better than ours atmo…. we need serious depth in our squad we dont have it….if we have it perhaps I dunno maybe going to far here but perhaps Pardew MISTAKES wont look so bad as players in those positions would just be of a higher calibre…

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #19

    A lot of over the top reactions on the blog, after every win we have a world class team after every loss all the team is shit. T0tal b0lloks.

    As far as i see it the team is a major improvement from last year (stevenage,bolton) but is still in need of quality reinforcements, currently for me it is clear we lack quality up front everyone knows it, next game with Ba and Cisse back problem solved.
    New RB in or just drop simpson and the team for me is our best since SBRs team, i do feel people let themselves down having delusions of grandeour as dissapointing as yesterday was, looking forward to the rest of the season, anybody else think our current team has great potential.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Yohan Benalouane would be perfect for us on a loan basis, he has great pace, reads the game well and the loan give us a chance to look at him before laying out any money.

    Also i see that Dogleash is trying to put the final nail in Carrols coffin

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Basing in it on one game don’t think so perch has been solid every time he’s played this season is he world beater no but he’s solid squad player, u cud also hav the argument that ppl like u see a player once make there mind up n that’s it there’s no goin bk he is crap for life

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Fair point Gorgonzola but that’s not to say perch hasn’t done quite well this season as a squad player. Other people who should be decent squad players: Williamson, simpson, best and ameobi but at least perch has shown progression and this needs to be applauded. I also agree with you that we played well enough the past 2 games to win if we got a goal at the right time…but without the goal and not even any real chances the players appear to give up. We need our main man back and hopefully Cisse’ to hit the ground running too.

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  • jackson0022

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    BTW, seem that QPR is going to bid for Bassong and their bid price is 3.5m which is 1m short for the price of Hotspur. How if we buy him back at around 4m? He is quite ok, and although he turned his back against us in relegation year, I think if he is willing to come back and does well we shall welcome him back~ Shall we?

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  • hainesy

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    James perch has been solid all season. Other than the forest match he’s been excellent at CB. Why does everyone expect him to work wonders? He cost 750k for christ sake. Well done to him, i know that when I see him on the teamsheet I’m not as worried as I would have been last season.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    jackson0022 – Bassong will never come back as there are quiet a few players who have a serious issue with the lad over the way he left us when we needed him.
    He’s simply not wanted at the club so theres no way it’ll happen

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  • hainesy

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    I’m struggling to understand how we are still being linked with Eljero Elia if he’s ineligible for a move. Someone must have picked up on that at one of the papers reporting it?

    I doubt it was ever true but its the background story about 3 clubs and all that I’m interested in.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Of course we need squad depth anyone can see that Simpson needs replaced at rb n two cb n two wingers who bloody cross

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #28

    Look,

    I also think ppl are forgetting the fact we where where Brighton was 2 seasons ago! Thats nothing hell we could have still stayed there!

    I am amazed that we are back up and running pretty decenty VERY quickly…we are not a JUVENTUS where they could easily take that knock, took them LONGER to get back to form….

    I think, more so than money in players its the consistency that matter, unfortunatelly usually a “pricey” (not 1m) CB or RB give you that….

    I think ash has indulged in CISSE, but in all honesty looking at it from afar, thats 10 million, NOTHING in todays market….sometimes I feel as if he is toying with us soemtimes I feel as if he feels for the club, but before the window is shut I reckon we REALLY NEED a

    RW/LW to me Jonas is looking tired day in day out he has lost his pace and dazzling runs…

    a QUALITY RB simmo for me is just not cutting it, his defensive work is solid but not great he thumps the ball way to often for my liking instead of looking to thread the ball to somebody…

    And the all important CB role that can be rotated with the likes of Collo and Taylor…

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #29

    Rocknstrolla
    perhaps has been given worrying at cb but has come on for cabaye several times and done a good job at cdm. The fact is that while he is never gonna be our best player he is a decent squad player who is willing to give his all in any position the manager sees fit. Same situation as raylor between them they cover rb cb lb rm cm cdm. Kind of reminds me of Aaron Hughes who would play anywhere at th back or in midfield if needed.
    Lay off our players if they have a bad game but also lay off players after they play bloody well.
    Perch is a decent utility player to have on the bench and is never meant to be first team so don’t slate him like he is meant to be

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #30

    Hainsey this Elia story did he play a bundisliga match for hamburg bcoz if he only played friendlies he can move still only counts if u play in league or cup that rule

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #31

    davy – the problem is a dont believe pardew thinks Simpson needs replacing, thats the depressing thing and as long as he continues to play him and shola his judgement will be queried by me, although the hoofball seems to have dissapeared during the last few games which gives me hope.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #32

    I agree with Check

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  • solano

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #33

    James Perch hasn’t been “solid all season” at all. He had a decent game yesterday when playing against a Championship side who were, in truth, “blunt” up front.
    Our squad is painfully thin on actual quality – it’s all very well having players who are as honest as the day is long, but in truth, players like Raylor, Perch, even Guthrie, Willo and Simpson will only get you so far. When most of them are on the pitch together, our deficiencies are there for all to see.

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  • darko

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #34

    What we need is competition for places not cover.We have to many players that have no competition for their place in the starting line up. Cover doesn’t put the players under any pressure to play well, completion does. If Simpson for example doesn’t play well for 3 games, he will still keep is place regardless.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #35

    Exactly Darko…..teams like Chelski, SPuds, do that ….a healthier environment…..

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  • jackson0022

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #36

    And for striking options, I think…shall we try to loan in Pavlyuchenko from Hotspur also? He can score and he needs more time to play, and he looks better than Best and Shola. If we get him in loan we should loan out Best to Wolves for the rest of the year and see if he improves.

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  • solano

    Jan 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Gorgon @ 28…I take your points but you overstate the case with our “similarity” to Brighton….we spent 16 consecutive years in the Prem before relegation, – most of that time making a decent fist of it.
    If you want to compare a team with Brighton, Swansea are a better example – a team who have spent most of their time in the lower divisions but who are committed to playing a progressive and attractive game.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 29, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    To be anywhere challenging for honours this team needs two full backs who can defend, at least one big physical centre back, not another 2nd rate donkey on loan, a couple of goal-scoring, creative midfield players, a winger who can actually cross the ball, and decent cover in all positions. What happens if Krul gets injured? Nolan had scored more goals by this time last season than our entire midfield COMBINED this time around. Once again, still in January, and only meaningless league matches. Don’t give me blo-dy Europa League, it’s a more prolonged,more boring version of the Carling Cup, in which nobody plays their strongest team, and is worth very little financially.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #39

    Did u guys notice that when James Perch is playing “well”

    – We still concede
    – We always lose
    – His CB partner always struggle – either Collocini or like last night Williamson

    1) James Perch Bring Bad Luck
    2) Shola Ameobi is SHIT and LAZY

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #40

    Brutoon – they’re not the only ones, Simpson, Willo, Jonas, Obertan, all 2nd rate, and Best should be with Shola on Tynemouth Sands giving rides to the kiddies. Wait till the summer when we sell at least 2 of the few decent players we have!

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