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Mariappa Turns Down Move To Wigan – Wants To Join Magpies

5:44 pm, Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 109 Comments

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.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours





109 responses so far ↓

  • 1 t00ntime // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

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

  • 2 gorgonzola // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    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…

  • 3 Hatem // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Eds on firee

  • 4 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    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.

  • 5 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    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!

  • 6 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    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?

  • 7 IPToon // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    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.

  • 8 drongo // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Bob – is your real name Joey?

  • 9 TOONARMY4LIFE // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

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

  • 10 Klatoon // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    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 :-)

  • 11 TimKrulFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    bob stfu bet u never seen him play

  • 12 TOONARMY4LIFE // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Tbf though graham Carr isn’t going to scout rubbish

  • 13 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    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.

  • 14 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    TOONARMY4LIFE Hes 5ft 10 and plays like simpson

  • 15 eastend toon // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    IPTOON,

    errr, we dont play tonight mate

  • 16 bambams // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    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’

  • 17 THEREALDEAL // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    He will be a NUFC player before the deadline

  • 18 TimKrulFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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

  • 19 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    we are playing tmorrow not today cmon!

  • 20 hdavid23 // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    when will his contract expire at watford?

  • 21 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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

  • 22 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    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.

  • 23 eastend toon // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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

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

  • 24 Thump // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Bloody hell, what a twist!

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

    So this is Sunderland’s new Striker…? hahahahahahahahaha

  • 25 GeordieCoaster // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    @IPToon Match is tomorrow mate

  • 26 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    He played against Spurs last friday he was shocking!

  • 27 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

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

  • 28 joppadoni // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    grim north.. southern prem club..

    wtf!!

    you’re on here why?

  • 29 mattyNUFC // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    bob

    he’s 5’11 1/2

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

  • 30 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    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.

  • 31 hdavid23 // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

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

  • 32 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

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

  • 33 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    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.

  • 34 GeordieCoaster // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

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

  • 35 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    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 :)

  • 36 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

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

  • 37 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    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.

  • 38 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    @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.

  • 39 bambams // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    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………..

  • 40 GeordieCoaster // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    @bob Would you rather have nobody now?

  • 41 craigTnufc // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    No Bob is planb.

  • 42 Thump // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    David Craig… ugh

  • 43 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    has anyone seen that lazio are not signing honda, what if……..
    were in for him ;)

  • 44 richard // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    toonpanda ya reet

  • 45 m.a // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    #26 to claim marriapa a shocker after watching that one game in which he looked decent is absolute rubbish

  • 46 YankToonFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I think the fact that Mariappa has been drawing interest from several teams (Arsenal, Wiganis a good sign.

    Feeling good about getting this guy.

    Hoping Spurs don’t get Hoilett, however…

  • 47 bambams // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Dannyo……Dont let him wind you up mate. I am sure he is ‘Troy’ from Blog.co.uk

  • 48 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    what david (knobhead) craig saying now??

  • 49 drongo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    bambams – nah – I wouldnt – we’re alright down the wings
    Jonas, Raylor, Obertan, HBA, Fergie all do a job there, Marveaux to come back…

    Plus I think the plan is to play with wide forwards HBA and BA either side of Cisse, no need for someone like johnson

  • 50 Thump // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    @toonpanda: Going on about Mariappa and Sunderland’s “magnificent” capture of Bridge.

    Here we go again.

  • 51 seantoon // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Tavenier and Smith to MK Dons, We should be loaning these players to our fellow geordie Lee Clarke’s Huddersfield and helping them get promotion rather than one of there contenders!

  • 52 bambams // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Drongo…..You are spot on. Just in a world of my own and he is a player i have always rated.

  • 53 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    GeordieCoaster the guys a bargain basement shirt filler no one has ever heard of him yet all these hysterical fanatics on hear start leaping about like hes Puyol the guys what he is a Championship hoofer.

  • 54 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    @check the toastie
    It makes u think doesn’t it? This has to be a calculated gamble tbh if we don’t get a CB in. Perch is there, so is Kadar and streete has started to train with the first team.
    A risk yes, but obviously one worth taking if we’re not getting value for money.

  • 55 richard // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    i do hate that man craig anybody no a good counciler ha

  • 56 GeordieCoaster // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Get out of Sunderland David!

  • 57 drongo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Cant wait for that TBH

    Does anyone know if we appealed the Cabaye ‘stamp’ ?

  • 58 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    @drongo
    I hope so, the response deadline went out 10 minutes ago.

  • 59 craigTnufc // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Bob (planb) = Scumderland troll.

  • 60 LewSpi // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    I’m doing my part lads. Sat in shark club watching the entrance to St James’s. There’s one or two cars going in and out at the minute but it doesn’t look like anything major so far.

    Fair play I’m getting distracts by the peroni been thrown at me, but I’m keeping half an eye out. David Craig still not here anyway.

  • 61 TimKrulFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I just saw Samba at SJP

  • 62 toonashwin // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    a quality cb thats all i want and no one leaving
    cmon surprise me nufc

  • 63 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    @TimKrulFan
    I just saw Hoilett arrive at Benton in a black BMW X6.

  • 64 richard // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    lew christ you must have some wedge drinkin in there, get to the percy man

  • 65 gorgonzola // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I cant believe QPR got Sisse he is the Heskey of Europe one goal in 20+ starts…. he was shocking at Scumpool….too

  • 66 Offkey // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Plan B(ob) running amok again eh…………….

  • 67 TimKrulFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Just talked to samba done deal!!!

  • 68 t00ntime // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    planb stands for planbob… they are the same xD

    bob is either a mackem or a bitter bitter newcastle fan… we arent looking for top quality we are looking for cover that can still be a good player later in life… also better then perch ;-)

  • 69 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    TimKrulFan was he 5ft 10 and looked like Maricrappa?

  • 70 t00ntime // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    damn it offkey xD stole my joke lol

  • 71 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    cheers thump and i was quite happy that sunderland signed wayne bridge, biggest pile of greedy crap ive ever seen ;) get a decent rw and we have beaten sunderland already!

  • 72 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    @gorgon
    Goes to show that Hughes isn’t “all that” of a manager, imo.
    I certainly wouldn’t want him here.

  • 73 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Man there are some sh1te deals goin on tonight qpr signing the most senior strike force in the league! Ridgewell to west brom so we can cross him off thank good! Lets hope we can get mariapa over the line!
    Oh any1 know who corlukas from spuds has signed for?

  • 74 hdavid23 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    and i just had a chat with Pat Riley, he said a deal is done to trade LeBron to Newcastle and Shola going the other way, he said NUFC want someone who brings a lot of money, and Pat misses having a lazy player since Shaq left

  • 75 mattyNUFC // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    gorgonzola…..we almost signed Cisse last January and that was everyone’s first choice….given there weren’t alot mooted

    he’ll be good for them. He scored regularly in the PL, the greek league, the french league, i’m sure he’ll do fine for them. 5-8 goals i think

  • 76 pizzicatochan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    There was the Laurent Robert whatever guy said we’re going to release 15 reserved players last night US time. Anything heard on that behalf, or was that guy drunk?

  • 77 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    @TimKrulFan
    Hoilett just commented on my glasses.
    He said “Nice ones, do u see anything through those shades at this hour?”

  • 78 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    t00ntime you should do stand up your humours lifting!

  • 79 MacToon // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    pizzicatochan, nope, the guy posted for first time and now disappered or changed his user name ;)

  • 80 t00ntime // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I know, unfortunately I went a driffrent way with carreer choices…

  • 81 mattyNUFC // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    makes ya wonder about folks like bob. maybe our lives aren’t the greatest as we’re on a blog talking with folks we don’t know about a team we support

    bob just comes on here for the sole purpose of winding folks up who he doesn’t know. pretty said there, bob

  • 82 toonashwin // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    @ drongo we appealed
    even poyet has agreed to help
    and el-abd too as told by pardew but i don’t bleve pardew

  • 83 voodoo85 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20120131/senegal-duo-to-miss-blackburn_2281670_2595321?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • 84 gorgonzola // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    question how long does it take to get a medical is that required how did Jodas move happen?

  • 85 voodoo85 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    @83 – old news i see lol

  • 86 JP...from The Rock // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    I would be happy if we sign that CB that plays in an Italian team. Ben Arfa recommends we sign him and he did impress me in a long video of him, Benalouane or something like that he’s called. That would be the surprise loan with option to buy signing since Cisse.

    I would be really happy with that tbh. Even if we don’t the Cisse signing has pleased me enough till summer.

    Shame we won’t see the Demba’s in action tomorrow night.

    HWTL

  • 87 gaz 44 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Bradley orr done well for himself since we released him

  • 88 Crow59Cdo // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    james tavernier to mk dons on loan whats the crack with loaning to mk dons?

  • 89 t00ntime // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    really… we have just been made fun of on ssn… how can you be a proud geordie with adverts like that for geordie shore :S what an awful show….

  • 90 MacToon // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Reserves playing tonight?

  • 91 TimKrulFan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    RVP does not get charged yet cabaye 3 match ban

  • 92 pizzicatochan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    @MacToon, I have thought so. I just thought that guy’s a very big joke (and got one person believed in him).

  • 93 joppadoni // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    heskey to sunderland would make my window. lol.

  • 94 toonpanda18 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    he signed for bayer laverkusen i think on loan for rest of season.

  • 95 check the toastie // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    On a different note hope Wolves swansea and Man Utd do us a favour tonite, especially wolves, hope they beat the scousers and there happy as larry leader dogleash.

  • 96 bob // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    mattyNUFC If im a boil on your sorry arse then its all been worth it for putting me through your rose tinted utopian view of NUFC!

  • 97 super magpie // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Bob, are you planb?

    And in other news, mariappa is a panic buy, why not? We need a cb, the disappointing thing is that we have taken this long, I was ecstatic when we signed cisse but I didnt say things like ASHLEY IS GOD like some of you, I’m reserving judgement until 11pm, if we don’t get a cb in, it’ll be a disappointing transfer window IMO, some of you will say well we haven’t sold anyone, so why should we? If we want maintain a top 6 challenge you need sufficient back up. But we shall see at 11pm. Oh and Wayne bridge? Pahahahahahaha! SMB!

  • 98 cabayeclass7 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    @timkrulfan… How does it feel that no one bit at the samba story haha… Too many rumours and ITK that people don’t believe. Even if david craig said we had signed someone I think I would struggle to believe haha… Looks to me we will get mariappa and business will be done for this window.

  • 99 kalon // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    should just get mapou yanga mbiwa or someone in loan window. Pards will be waiting for hims probs in summer, as he will have a year left on his contract then.

  • 100 JP...from The Rock // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    What’s ITK?

  • 101 MagPieMan // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    ITK- in the know
    Has Cabaye been banned for 3 games

  • 102 trouserman // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Personally think we should all be satisfied that none of our first teamers have been snapped up (yet). If there was ever a season where our guys had outdone themselves making us vulnerable to offers it would be now… lets hope the additions of Cisse and any others we get tonight will be enough to give us a good finishing spot – hopefully offer our guys some form of European football. Plus – I’d take Yanga Mbiwa over anyone else tonight. I’d buy him dinner, speak soft words etc, etc…

  • 103 dmac // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Bob you keep waffling on about his height as if that automatically makes him a poor player. And in the same sentence you are mentioning Puyol and saying people thinking he is the same as him.

    Are you aware that Puyol is actually 5ft 10 and as a result Mariappa is 1 inch taller than him? Numpty

  • 104 Hebburn Mag // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Why is it when a club bids for our players its always Mike Ashley who has the final say? Surely if the club on in as good financial state as it is clamed Pardew should have the final say.. We dont need the money and so why sell the best players when we can just keep rejecting bids and keeping rejecting bids.. Id rather the best players didnt leave even for stupid money.

    Hopefully Mariappa does sign because I doubt Carr would scout average players or players that dont look to have any potential.. Perch being one of the examples. Fair enough hes not playing fantastic but lately when hes come in hes done the job for us and I can see him having a good future for us. Get Mariappa in and this will be a good transfer window for us.

  • 105 darrenfletcher88 // Jan 31, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Liverpool in for ba,oh no!!!!

  • 106 JP...from The Rock // Jan 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Magpieman – Thanks m8. NUFC have appealed and he will play 2moro.

  • 107 Zebras4Life // Jan 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    No way Bob is Plan B – He writes too well. Plan B is an absolute idiot of a 5th grader!

  • 108 unified // Jan 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    SkySportsNews:
    Mariappa starts for Watford at Millwall tonight…

  • 109 cupiddstunt // Jan 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    blob @ # 5

    you have to be really thick to think all players outside the prem are there because they are not good enough.

    Chris Waddle to name just one that came from none league football straight into the top flight with NUFC tells you that some players are where they are just purely and simply because of circumstances.

    But bellends like you apear to be unable to grasp that fact.




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