No Moves For Newcastle’s Top Players – Ba And Cisse Miss Out At Blackburn


It’s all quiet on the Newcastle transfer front and that’s probably good news.

James Tavernier – could go out on loan again

Very little is happening and the only moves seem to be that one or more of the youngsters could move out on  loan.

This is what Alan Pardew said:

“We have had a few enquiries, but not of our big key players, some of the lesser players who are trying to find some experience, and one or two of those might go out – James Tavernier, for example.”

“Alan Smith has obviously gone and we wish him well because he is a fantastic professional. I hope he does really well for MK Dons. He’s a big signing for them.”

“But the big players, no, we have been pretty quiet.”

The bad news is that Newcastle will be without Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse tomorrow night at Ewood Park, as they have had some commitments to Senegal, but exactly what those were we have no idea, but they will not be involved at all tomorrow night

Alan had this to say on the Newcastle web-site this afternoon:

“They have got a very difficult journey in front of them with time difference and everything else, and we have accepted that they won’t make the game,” 

“We tried everything to get them here, but they have got commitments to their Federation.”  “But we are in good heart that they will be involved on Sunday.”

“It has been disappointing for them,  you can’t disguise that,”    “Their three results are not what you would expect from Senegal with the team they have.”

“I have watched the games and one of the pitches was atrocious – a real leveller.” “I think they will be okay though. It might just be a case of putting that to bed when they get here.”

“We will talk about it, discuss it and then let’s move on.” “Demba’s had a great season for us and we hope he continues, and Papiss is obviously looking to make his debut.”

We think it’s going to be very difficult to get much out of the game at Blackburn game tomorrow night without Ba, Cisse, Tiote and potentially Cabaye who could be suspended, and we should hear about that within the hour.

That’s unless Newcastle can show much improved form from the last three halves they have played where they have looked very sluggish – and whp’s going to score the goals tomorrow night?

We may have to rely on Danny Guthrie, or maybe even Ben Arfa to score, since Best and Ameobi both look out of form right now.

Let’s hope we don’t lose out third game in a row tomorrow night, because we need to keep picking up those points.

The latest on todays’ transfers include Liam Ridgewell joining West Brom from Birmingham for £2.5M, and Rangers and Croation International striker Nikica Jelavic is at Goodison Park right now, after the clubs agreed a fee for the player, thought to be £8M.

Nikica is expected to sign for Everton tonight, and that follows former Newcastle striker Louis Saha signing on at Tottenham Hotspur on an 18-month deal.

There’s also rumors that Wigan have had a bid accepted for Watford’s Adrian Mariappa, but breaking news is that Adrian has turned down the chance to move to Wigan.

He obviously want to come to Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



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31 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Tavernier gone out on loan to MK Dons for the rest of the season.

    Mariappa rejects Wigan, but no news on wether Watford has accepted our bid our not.
    In any case, our odds go up.

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  • Eddie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    he’s gone to mk dons – on loan . does this mean a defensive arrival?

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah but I reckon at least thy should up it by 500 k to get them interested….

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    No Ba or cisse that’ll be an away defeat then!

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5

    I am worried sick for tomorrow who the hell will score them goals….. hope HBA has a blinder….

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    bob I have a bad feeling for tomorrow too…I reckon could be 3:0 BB

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #7

    shitttttttttttt no demba’s . plzzzzzz play loverboy insted of ameobi

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  • joppadoni

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew knows Mariappa. cant see him looking to go anywhere else if he chooses to leave and personally i dont think if he asked to go Watford would reject a bid

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  • Niff in the USA

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Bob. Shut up.

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  • deanmactoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    if the budget was 8 million for a new cb nd watford accepted a bid of 1.5,2 million maybe ther mite b a surprize very unlikely bt im just trying make this boring boring transfer window abit mre interesting cant wait till the everton game stars so i can turn of ssn

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  • toonpanda18

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    mk dons are very good with youngters but i thought tranvnier was going to championship??
    isnt mk dons a step down from sheffield wed.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #12

    at the same time Ba was a freaking free agent….yet 3 million is a problem for a KEY CB role…I am just confused…

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #13

    if we dont sign a CB on a long term deal, just sign that hatems friend from cesena on loan & buy mbiwa or vertongen or both in summer..

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Niff in the USA have you been mugged yet?

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #15

    if lovenkrands starts we can win 1/2-0 if shola starts, I’m not watching lol

    lovenkrands isnt great but quicker and tactically smarter… cud open up spaces for ben arfa best and jonas COME ON pards do the smart choice 😛

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  • Eddie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #16

    gorgo – nufc.cock has photos of the lads clearly doing some shooting practice (don’t look too closely though, as i’m not sure any of their efforts are on target!)

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  • joppadoni

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #17

    transfer pot was 8 million as described by the press… no one said for a ch or for a single player from the club at all..

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    @lee_ryder: Mariappa has turned Wigan down , #nufc waiting to hear from #watford

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  • MacToon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Ha ha David Craig coming back to SJP to see if mariappa turns up lmao!

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #21

    here we go…..Ball is in Watford court…. its up to them sour player for the remainder of the season or sell him short…tough one…….

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Just found a stream to SSN, and heard Mariappa’s name. Anyone else watching it? Do you know what was said about him?

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  • bob

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew will play the same team Simpson will have his high heels on Ameobi will try and score his 50th league goal in 13 years and fail miserably!

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #24

    we will sign Mariappa, question is will he start tomorrow agains blackburn?

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #25

    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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  • DoctorZelig

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Time difference!!! What a load of bull… They are not in the US or China… There is a 1 hour time difference between where they have been playing and here. Its like missing a game after a trip to Berlin due to jetlag…..

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  • MagPieMan

    Jan 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Still hoping for a 4-5 million bid for David ( Junior) Hoilet

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  • danuneek

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    My team would be:

    Krul
    Simmo Willy Colo Santon
    Abeid Cabaye Guthrie
    Ben Arfa Jonas
    Best

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  • brobrotwins

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #29

    my team exactly duneek

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #30

    you cant call cisse a missing player, he hasnt played for us yet. – so no demba and no tiote , then all of a sudden we havnt got a team good enough to beat brighton.( pardews words not mine- yesterdays sun) not good is it ?

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  • bills-son

    Jan 31, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Just as I said at the start of January …

    Not one top Toon player was being touted for sale and the message was going out loud and clear to clubs – if you want to get us even thinking it better be a MEGA bid.

    Result? Clubs, even the likes of Citeh & Chelski have got the message. We are NOT a selling club unless you pay STUPID money.

    If Mariappa signs for us for less than Wigan offered it just shows how sharp we are now in the transfer market. Nobody’s mugs. Fat Freddy eat your heart out.

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