Lots Of Players Want To Join Newcastle This Summer


Dutch international Erik Pieters seems still to be a target of Newcastle in the summer.

Erik Pieters – could be coming to Newcastle this summer

As we reported earlier today, Erik has a hairline fracture of his foot, and he is currently in a plaster and has probably played his last game for PSV this season, and he is now trying to get fit for Holland,  so he can play in the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine  this summer.

We always thought Erik was a decent player until he had a nightmare game against England at the end of February, where he looked vulnerable and rather slow, and was taken off at half time.

So we though we’d run a poll to see if readers think Newcastle should sign him in the summer.

Should Newcastle Sign Erik Pieters This Summer?

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Of course the 23-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle last summer, but even though it seems the move almost came off – in the end the two clubs couldn’t agree a fee.

We believe that Newcastle already have some moves agreed for the summer transfer market,  and we should see players coming in during the month of June, and some may even be announced  before that time, and Erik could be one of them.

And it’s hardly surprising that the Dutch International is keen to come to Tyneside, as Newcastle have had such a high profile this year, with their exploits in the Premier League, and the lads have won their last six games and have often looked a very good side.

Pieter’s agent Piet van der Pol has confirmed that Erik is interested in joining Newcastle (big surprise), but he also says that other players are interested in joining Newcastle this summer:

“He was interested last year.”  “Newcastle United is a fantastic club and I know that Erik follows them because of his friendship with Tim Krul.”

“If they come in for Erik of course he will be interested in talking to them, but right now the main thing that he is focused on is getting fit for Euro 2012.”

“Newcastle have done tremendously this season and I know that there are a lot of players who would like to join them.”

Newcastle are fast becoming a high profile club again, and if we can win our last four games of the season, there will be lots of players want to join Newcastle in the summer.

It certainly looks like Alan Pardew has quickly revived Newcastle,  and they now look a very good team, and we hope that will continue for the next several seasons – fingers crossed.

And who knows, we may even win a trophy fairly soon – although yes – I must not get carried away – I almost forgot. 😀

Comments welcome.



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354 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Im sure our management will look at his injury track record this season and will fell concerned, because he would be a really good addition but may turn out a liability if we sign him and his injuries continue

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #2

    feel*

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I think the bad game against England was just a ploy. He’s already destined for the toon, so it was an attempt not to attract any more interest from England. Great Idea!

    And Ed, I too feel a trophy may be near, surely it’s about that time? However, you’re right, mustn’t get carried away…one game at a time 🙂

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Ben3Arfa….It’s due to his injury that we’re almost guaranteed to buy him 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Maybe

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t know

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza
    Take a deep breath and just agree with ‘yes’ mate

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #9

    I already had voted yes. It took me a second to figure out what you were saying yes to, so I figured I’d add some other random answers.

    Reading between the lines I managed to look somewhat of a fool

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    i voted no for some reason, just a gut instinct hope i’m wrong only seen him in a couple of games and the england one obviously havent been blown away.

    i’d say he definitely goes along with the brilliant attitude our players have now though seems like a top lad, think we should by him just to keep krul happy 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh and in regards to the last thread I agree our reserves yesterday didn’t look great (in fact very poor at times tbh) and I can see why the scrapping them has happened, hopefully this new one built by Carrs freebie kids scouting can be a improvement on them next season

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Quite interesting. 88 votes in and not many comments. Seems a lot of people are able to read and not comment, any advice? Could save me some precious time. 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Haha ibiza happens to us all mate

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Lee Ryder ? @lee_ryder Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Senegal Olympic coach Alou Cisse: “We need top scorers like Papiss Cisse. If you leave players like that at home, it is a big mistake” #nufc

    Alou Cisse added on Ba and Cisse “If we call them, they will come. “It is a privilege to participate in the Olympic Games.”#nufc

    don’t know how I feel on this rather they had a good rest.. i suppose plus side they will get more practise playing together would be good for next season

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry, that was a terrible way to put a stat out there….”Not many” – if Beattie was still here i’d get a beating!

    111 votes and comments from 4 different posters. That is a rate of 3.6%. Shcoking

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Shcoking? I think I best quit now.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Yorkshire….It’s always going to be a problem with having top players. I suppose it’s a good problem to have and as you say, it’ll give them some more time playing together. Let’s hope they don’t leave one out – that could cause a few issues

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  • toonking

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #18

    back in the summer i was desperately hoping he would sign for us but i am starting to question wether it is worth the risk, he seems to be looking a bit injury prone so we might have a simular situation with LB as we having at CB this season.

    while there is a lot of talk around transfers atm does anybody know if we are link with any forwards.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #19

    CODARM – true and yeh that could be a bit awkward however with it only being the olympics shouldn’t be too big a deal

    cisse comes across as the sorta guy who’d give his position to ba if he wanted it as cisse’s the main man with us now anyway i can imagine ba having nightmares about cisse catching him on goals this season! lol

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  • Wor Cheik

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    I think that we should sign Aly Cissohko instead as he seems much pacier and athletic than Pieters which suits the style of play in the Premier league. I would then put Santon at right back as I think he has looked very good this season and been one of the stronger performers.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Too right. Only 5 to go with four games remaining. Wouldn’t put it beyond Cisse. It’s pretty amazing having these 2 at the club, along with all the others of course

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #22

    I feel like if ba doesn’t score again this season it could increase his chances of leaving i don’t know why? was dieing for a penalty against stoke! its amazing looking at out outs on the right here and seeing sol campbell and shefki kuqi to think what we have now!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Well let’s hope for 2 things. One that Ba does score before the end of the season. Secondly, that he doesn’t leave.

    Kuqi….what a player he was 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Awww I’d have Kuqi back anyday seemed a brilliant bloke!

    Ps what’s this flaming life expectancy page that keeps popping up when I come on here, has Ed been hacked?

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #25

    I keep getting that as well. It’s getting me really down

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  • chris_g

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    “We believe that Newcastle already have some moves agreed for the summer transfer market…….and Erik could be one of them.”

    That’s pure speculation, I’m afraid. In addition to the bits that Ed quoted, Pieters’ agent also went on to say:

    “There’s no talks going on at the moment. The last time we spoke to Newcastle was last August,” he revealed.

    “They have not talked to us or to PSV Eindhoven at this time and his main focus is on trying to be fit for the Euros, then we will see what happens. Who knows who will come in for Erik this summer?”

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Maybe its Eds way of getting us off the blog?

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  • philippealbert

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Why do people keep saying he’s so injury prone? He’s been out with a metatarsal injury and now a hair-line fracture. It’s not a dodgy hamstring, or Demba’s supposed knee problem, these are freak accidents that can happen to anyone. Good player, would strengthen our squad with his versatility, and we wants to play for us. Sign him.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    How has anyone got the idea that Newcastle care about injury records? Haha 😀

    I’m suspicious about us pulling out of the Maiga deal due to a medical. Seems more a case of realising Cisse was available to me.

    Also, our U18’s won the league 🙂 Good times.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Chris G. You’re right. Until there having a photo taken holding the strip then it’s not a done deal for me. However, I would also add you cannot believe a word an agent says either.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Not sure about Peiters, doesnt look that mobile or pacy, little Youtube link from PSV TV to get a feel for how he looks, for me just dont think he convinces.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMbpZdP3SQ8&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL3FC70D1C1C833EC7

    And as for this link, if only DennisWise used this bit of footage, goes to show how difficult it will be to predict who might come through the door, some real talent available from the dutch league.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeyRt_rrWuI

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #32

    I think as we get closer to the summer we’ll see agent after agent talking about the possibility of their player coming to us because of out reputation now at being such good buyers to drive up interest from other clubs

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #33

    @ WWJBD and others

    Install Ad-Block Plus (on Google Chrome or Firefox) and it gets rid of pretty much all the ads on here. I have it on Chrome and haven’t come across any of these life-expectancy things!

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Ben_BKK

    is this the correct thing to download don’t want to be ending up downloading anything dodgy?
    http://adblockplus.org/en/

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Defo agree with the suspicion surrounding Maiga, think we got the nod on Cisse and that deal was then made surplus to requirements, yet more good business by The Portly one and del boy.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #36

    TDS – the Maiga deal was very fishy their medics went away noy knowing what strabge malady the lad was suffering from. Of course the answer was that he was afflicted by the lack of being as good an option as Cisse 😉

    Players are attracted to us not simply because we are heading for europe but because they are beginning to admire the way the club is set up for the long term. That and we are like a second hand shop that takes damaged items and repairs then. Lick of paint and in the shop window 🙂

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #37

    And talking of potential targets, this Jerson Cabral guy looks like a cracking player. Only just turned 21 in January, him and Ben Arfa on the wings, swapping positions every now and then, would be too much for most Premier League defences!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9eJi0Nm1H4&feature=youtu.be

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Noy = Not, strabge = strange. Phone.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #39

    @ yorkshireToon

    Yeah that’s it mate, it only takes a second to install and once you’ve got it you should get a little red icon with ‘ABP’ in it on the far right side of your URL bar.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Heres a stat, Chelseas last four results at the Nou Camp would take them through to the Champions league final, they are 2/1 with the bookies to do it, had a tenner with betfair. Now that is a statistic worth knowing.

    Hope i lose my tenner by the way and they get absolutely smashed.

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