Mariappa Turns Down Move To Wigan – Wants To Join Magpies


The breaking news from the Daily Mail is that Adrian Mariappa has turned down a move to Wigan Athletic.

Adrian Mariappa – has turned down move to Wigan

The rumor was that a fee had been agreed between Wigan Athletic and Watford, and that the Lancashire club had outbid Newcastle for the player, and could have been closer to the £4M Watford want for their defender.

But Adrian has turned down the chance to join Wigan, so that the Latics couldn’t even get to talk wages with the player.

This puts Newcastle  back in the picture so we’ll see if Newcastle will increase their bid, but we doubt they will, and it’s probably up to Watford to accept Newcastle’s last  bid, or just keep their player.

The news coming through is that Adrian wants to join Newcastle,  but of course a fee needs to be agreed with Watford first.

And news just coming through is that defender James Tavernier has followed Alan Smith to MK Dons on loan for the rest of the season.

That’s good for James, and he will be all set next seaosn to challenge for the frst team at Newcastle after going out on loan to Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and now MK Dons.

James has 43 appearances out on loan since he joined Gateshead last January.

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109 comments so far

  • t00ntime

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #1

    good on yer lad, hope mariappa gets it now he seems like he really wants it

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Good lad but poor lad he is getting himself in a spot of bother…. the club might not sell him now…

    But common lads splash another 500 k make a deal….Wanna see him vs Blackburn…

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  • Hatem

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Eds on firee

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4

    I see he is sensible – if he cant go to us, he may as well stop at watford than join a sinking ship in the middle of the grim north. Worst scenario for him, he stays and gets bought by southern prem club in summer for more money.

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #5

    You would think this Maricrappa was Puyol instead of a Watford no-mark just shows how low peoples expectations have stooped getting excited about this guy get a grip!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d never thought i’d be this excited to sign 25 year old championship defender, lol.
    Anyone know if he’s a pacey lad?

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  • IPToon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    If we lose tonight, people will get on the managers/boards back after some poor results and lack of centre backs so we will sign Mariappa to cheer everyone up a bit.

    If we win tonight, everyone will be happy and we wont sign anybody.

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  • drongo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Bob – is your real name Joey?

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    What’s he like lads anyone seen him play??

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    This kyriagkos to the unwashed link has brought a funny topic on twitter #thingsfasterthankyriagkos some suggestions so far; Geremi,stephen hawking,alan shearer’s yet to be built statue,MA to the buffet table 🙂

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #11

    bob stfu bet u never seen him play

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Tbf though graham Carr isn’t going to scout rubbish

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Marriapa looks lke a bit of a taverneir clone, would imagine he could probably cover RB as well as CB, god knows we need somebody to replace simpson if he continues to be pap.

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #14

    TOONARMY4LIFE Hes 5ft 10 and plays like simpson

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  • eastend toon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    IPTOON,

    errr, we dont play tonight mate

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  • bambams

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I thought it a bit strange when Pardew mentioned during his interview that the ball was very much in Watfords court, then added ‘we have not spoken to the lad’ but as he said it could not look the interviewer in the eye!

    Obviously HAVE spoken to the boy and the boy wants to come here. IMO

    I am not bothered if he is not international class, in Carr we trust and i believe most of the time we will be attacking now that we have TWO strikers. as i always say ‘time will tell’

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  • THEREALDEAL

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #17

    He will be a NUFC player before the deadline

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18

    if carr thinks hes good then we should sign him!!

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  • toonpanda18

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #19

    we are playing tmorrow not today cmon!

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #20

    when will his contract expire at watford?

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #21

    drongo, timkrulfan – don’t, just….don’t. He’ll be gone any time now.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Please we are going for players such as marriapa who shows potential and could be top class rather somebody like ridgewell or Kygyrikos who have proved they are shit in the PL.

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  • eastend toon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    supposedly, this mariappa chap kept tottemhams forward quiet for most of their FA cup…

    well, at least thats what i think i read somewhere!

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  • Thump

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Bloody hell, what a twist!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sotirios_Kyrgiakos

    So this is Sunderland’s new Striker…? hahahahahahahahaha

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    @IPToon Match is tomorrow mate

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #26

    He played against Spurs last friday he was shocking!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #27

    @hdavid23
    Think he has 18 months left, plus he’s recently rejected a new contract.

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  • joppadoni

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #28

    grim north.. southern prem club..

    wtf!!

    you’re on here why?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #29

    bob

    he’s 5’11 1/2

    and he doesn’t play like simpson. he looks half decent

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Bob – he doesnt play like simpson much more technical and composed, paopably best not just making things up, he would be good solid cover, 2.5million is peanuts for somebody like him.

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #31

    thanks Dannyo, then they dont have to sell him this window

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #32

    @Thump
    The transfer window is not the transfer window if there are on twists.
    Bryan Ruiz and Andy Carroll anyone? 😉

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Bob,he played against spurs and was very good, you must have been watching somebody else, in fact watford were probably worth a win, inspired by there young CAPTAIN.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #34

    The Northern press seemed to think we would save our main defensive targets for the summer. Seems like good backup.

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  • toonpanda18

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #35

    bo
    i think henry winter, chief gurdian reporter or something tweeted# adebayor has had nothing tonight, thats why nufc are so intrested#
    its something like that, i think soemone posted it 🙂

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #36

    check the toastie dream on the kids 25 and he hasnt made it yet just deparados like pardew are after him ask yourself why!

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #37

    We do need a CB though or else the wheels could come off our season, they have already been getting a little loose lately,Maybe Kadar has got himself fit and Pardew is not so worried about cover and plans a better quality signing in the summer.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #38

    @bob
    Why can u not go support the mackems, u’ve got some kind of jealusy fetish over NUFC? Your posts are simply obsolete, why even bother.

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  • bambams

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Going off on a complete tangent, Adam Johnson on loan would have ben a good one, sorry chaps just in a world of my own but i would have taken him………..

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #40

    @bob Would you rather have nobody now?

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