Newcastle To Bid Again For Mariappa – Rhys Williams To Join Fulham


Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle are hoping to still sign Watford’s Adrian Mariappa before the transfer window closes at 11:00 pm tonight.

Adrian Mariappa – Newcastle still after this player

It’s also being reported in the local Evening Chronicle that Mariappa is the  number one choice for Newcastle today, and  both John Carver and Steve Stone were at Friday night’s FA Cup tie with Spurs, where Mariappa looked a solid player.

But it’s by no means certain that Newcastle will bid the amount Watford are asking for the player – Newcastle’s last bid was anywhere from £2.25M to £2.5M,  and Watford want £4M for the player.

We’d be surprised if Newcastle go in for the fourth time for Adrian, but there again it must mean Newcastle think he would be a good buy, and certainly he looked a good defender against Tottenham.

Alan Pardew is not giving much away of course,  and he and this to say to the local press today:

“On the last day, there might be some movement.” “But nothing that will impact on us massively in or out.”

“On the back of Cisse coming in, not to lose Cheick, Demba or Colo or anybody else means we would have had the best window we could have had in my view.”

That could be good news for Newcastle fans that nobody is going out of the club – that’s one of our main concerns today –  after what happened last January on this final day of the transfer window.

Newcastle will still go after another center-back in the summer,  and it appears that FC Twente’s Douglas and Ajax’s Jan Vertonghen are the current top targets.

We’d be very unhappy if Newcastle don’t bring in a  new center-back today as cover for Mike Williamson and Fabricio Coloccini, but there again James Perch’s display at Brighton was very solid and encouraging.

We think James is okay if he’s playing alongside either Coloccini or Williamson at the back, but if both center-backs are injured, Newcastle would be in big trouble, as we were at Norwich City.

There again there’s always Tamas Kadar, and when he’s played for the Newcastle first team before, he’s shown excellent temperament and has performed very well.

But for whatever reason Pardew doesn’t seem to rate the Hungarian, otherwise he would have played him when we were so short of center-backs.

One deal that could happen in the next twelve hours is a loan deal for Danish striker  Peter Lovenkrands, whose contract runs out in the summer.

So Peter could move much the same way Alan Smith has left the club on loan to MK Dons for the last six months of his contract on Tyneside, but the news is that Peter would prefer to stay on Tyneside.

Both Birmingham and Wolves are said to be interested in Peter.

And the latest from Sky Sports is that  Fulham are about to land Rhys Williams, the Middlesbrough center-back, who is an Australian International and has been linked with Newcastle this month.

Comments welcome.



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42 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    first hopefully

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  • JackButler

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Why not offer a play plus cash deal, offer them Lovern and a few youngster on loan to get this deal done

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  • JackButler

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    lewytoon – your contribution to this blog is astounding, what and insight

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    So SSN thinks David Pizzaro who’s joining Citeh is a striker…do they know anything?

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    thanks 😛 im bored so thought i’d join in. i want at least one player today and noone going out. but i want never gets 🙁

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    I h8 to say it but this is just shit stirring:

    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2012/01/30/could-this-spell-end-for-hatem-ben-arfa-at-nufc/

    what a ridiculous post..

    First of all HBA is not a striker not a CF really he is more of a free agant roaming CAM or LW RW with intent to attack….

    How they can even compare him to that is beyond me… He is here to cause havoc he is already done very well needs more playing time and a START against the big boys hate to say it….

    This is starting to be a bit funny….

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  • SurefootedShola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    AP’s prematch press conference is at 1pm, let’s wait and see if they’re any clues in there!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    If Mariappa is going to set us back £ 4 mil, I don’t think there is any chance of that happening.

    Besides, I believe this is just lazy journalism; probably old news they are reprinting.

    Don’t think much is going to happen, sorry lads.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Manure in all honesty should loose the second place….Spuds should take em over after we beat them 🙂

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #10

    @ gorgonzola to go back to a comment u made on last thread there is not a fcukin hope in hell that everton will be relegated thats crazy talk.,

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    depending on what happens today, i will decide whether to renew my season ticket. if anyone leaves its unlikely 🙁

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    BOOB BOOM look where they are mate a few bad games and they are in trouble…. Just saying….

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Look what happened to us…nobody in their right mind would assume Shearer and co would be relegated but it happened…

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Dogleash…..what a horrible irritating evil man….he is possibly worse than Carrot nose alcohol Fergie

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Everton will not be relegated. Under most other managers they’d be real candidates but moyes is a flippin miracle worker

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    @ gorgonzola every1 in ther right mind thaght shearer and co would go down it was only us who thaught we wouldnt.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #17

    Boom Boom now you are just being mean mate….I reckon we had a team to easily stay afloat….

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  • JackButler

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    gorgonzola – Moyes is one of the best managers in the league where, and i say this expecting a backlash, but it is meant with no disrespect intended, Shearer didn’t know his arse from his elbow as a manager

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Hi guys. I am heading to the ground later in the hope I can be interviewed on sky an appear on tv.

    I have 2 speeches planned to fit in with what happens (or may not happen) today. Feedback welcome;

    1. Should we sign a cb – ‘well it has been a great day. For all us proud Newcastle united supporters and an excellent window to boot. Bringing a top class striker was like getting a surprise birthday cake and our new cb? Well that’s just the cherry on top. It shows to me that we going in the right direction and the owner has got the interest of the club at heart and I speak for all when I say ”yes it’s been a turbulent ride” but this is the start if our return. Howa!’

    2.if we don’t sign anyone- f*%k you you c*#t. What a bag of sh!te. I hate the f*#king life and I hat that fat London c*%t even more. He brings more shame to Newcastle than those gimps from Geordie shore. I gonna go home and w*#k myself silly over darren peacock and dream of the good ol’ days all the while I’ll be crying and listening to my jimmy nail lp. If I see Pardew out and about he will be going over the line when I push him in front of the number 4 bus the grey haired Nancy. Why god why? ameobiiiiiiiiiiii’

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  • Toon-82

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    I would like to Ferguson and Abied get a start at Blackburn, in place of Cabaye(Innocent) and Ameobi. Not sure if the Demba’s will be involed, hope so, if not play Benny behind Best.

    Any truth in Mclovin going Wolves??

    Do we have the 25 players thing that the premier league require? Might give ua an idea of how many might arrive…

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    we had the players to stay afloat, not a team, because they werent a team, they were playing for themselves.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #22

    too many players that didnt give a shit gorgonzola i aint being mean i am just being truthful thats the way i saw it.

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    What a farce! All we have needed most this window is a good defender to push Staylor and Williamson. Yet looks like we aren’t going to get one.
    If we have an Injury to Collo or Willo we will drop like a stone, we’ve all seen how we fall apart at the back when things are changed.
    Don’t get me wrong, i’m impressed with Cisse, but would have killed them to stretch for a position we desperately need? I just don’t understand, I really don’t. It’s exasperating at times.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #24

    I was out for a cup of tea, and apparently a lot can happen over a cup of tea. just look at the blog and comments

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    was that ur FIRST cup of tea this morning indian.

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #26

    I also think we need some sort of quick passing, attacking coach. The likes of Swansea, Wigan and even Bolton at times have far inferior teams on paper, yet manage to play some decent attractive football. We should be doing this, yet we aren’t. Frustrating.
    That being said i’ve thoroughly enjoyed this season so far and have been impressed with Pardew, Carver & Stone with what they have managed to achieve in such a short period – just can’t help thinking we might need that extra person to link it all together.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #27

    Indian, what kind of tea are you having?

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    I get you Boom Boom..

    Tommyy I share your fears….CB is cruciall to our good finish ….if they dont get one in we could be in a bit of trouble…

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    3rd cup of tea, is almost 4.30, regular tea nothing special, will bew leaving office in an hour or so

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #30

    4.30 pm or am?

    Maybe I should have a cup of forest fruit tea – since we’re on the subject 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #31

    To Late to be the FIRST CUP

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #32

    PM

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Tommyy

    I soooooo am with you on that one WE where the first team pretty much in England to be known for that I remember the goal I think it was against Wimbledon back in the Kevin Keegan day it was like a 20+ pass count before the goal which was stunning…. I LOVE the way Swansea play….

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  • martoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #34

    Beattie25 @ 19 – brilliant post and it is very true – SSN always seem to find the thickest Geordie possible to interview.
    JackButler @ 18 – agree with you, I love Shearer and he was a brilliant player but I don’t think he can cut it as a manager.

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  • nufcburty

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Going to be a longggggggggggggggggg day! I’ll be happy if we just don’t sell anyone!

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  • cabayeclass7

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #36

    Frank danquah has heard we are getting tevez… That’s madness!!

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  • Jonty

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #37

    I don’t rate Kadar either. Seen him play a few times for us before he was injured and he was uninspiring. He is still young though but you can usually see something in a player when you first see them but I saw nothing. We need better.

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  • THEREALDEAL

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #38

    TEVEZ!!!! ha ha

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  • ash1001

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #39

    Ravel Morrison is having a medical at West Ham – another one escapes, do not know whether we were really interested or not.

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  • THEREALDEAL

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Ravel is another Ranger
    not worth the risk

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