Newcastle Don’t Want To Sell Any Of Their Top Stars


Insiders within Newcastle have told the Journal that they don’t want to sell any of their top players this summer, and instead want to build on the squad that propelled Newcastle into 5th place in the Premier League last term.

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And that wouldn’t surprise us if that were absolutely true, because Mike Ashley is a sage person, and he will know that the next step in Newcastle’s rise back to football prominence in Europe is to qualify every year for European competition, and hopefully the Champions League, which gives out over £30M to each club that participates successfully in the league.

Newcastle’s top players like Tim Krul, Fabrisio Coloccini, Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Hatem  Ben Arfa have all been linked with top clubs already this summer.

But according to an official at Newcastle, there has not been one formal bid for any of their top players  yet, and the same official told the Journal it would be a bad time to sell any of  Newcastle’s top players.

And a number of our stars like Cheick Tiote yesterday, and Tim Krul, Fab Coloccini, Papiss Cisse and others before him,  have said they simply do not want to leave Newcastle.

The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini had this to say to the local press recently about the summer transfer market:

“There is always speculation in the summer but it will be nice for it not to be about me this time.”  “It happens when the transfer window is open. Sometimes because there is no football to talk about, people just want to talk about transfers when there is nothing there. It is football, it happens but I have always said I’m happy at Newcastle United.”

Things so far have been a lot quieter than last summer at this time, and that’s probably because of the Euro 2012 tournament taking place, where lots of top players and transfer targets, are currently fully engaged in representing their countries.

And it could well be that it’s early July,  before we see any significant moves made for players in the summer transfer market.

Comments welcome.



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19 comments so far

  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    First!!! Take that ppl

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  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    I would like to dedeicate this achievement to Pardew and Mike ashley who have played an integral role in my good mood over the summer

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  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Sorry ppl am bored…Am trying to get over the fact that there is still over 2 months before the bpl starts arghh… Anyways the new fixture list is out this coming monday.. What do you reckon is the best and worst opening fixture??

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I think the best fixture is to play top6 teams early as they hit the form usually not from the start, and its not good to play newly promoted sides early because they are extreamly motivated in the first 3 or 4 matches especially at home game.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    i think chealsea at home for the first fiture would be very very good and we could really win that one. Torres, mata, terry, cole – euro 2012, new singings new philosophy for them, they will need time to adapt, and coming straight to the SJP would be a shock for them. But That’s just my opinion, what’s yours?

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    And i think the worst would be to play southhampton or reading away.

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  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Trol@ Thats a nice alternative viewpoint.. ANyone else thinks that southampton used to be our boogie team back when they were in the epl? Rarely remember us beating them

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  • lordy_geordie

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Would love the scum at st James, I have a feeling we will start at old trafford tho.

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Thanks iamnufc, what is your answer to that quastion about fixtures?

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  • obatoyou

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Ah I remember the day I got first, *sigh*, yellow leaves from the maple trees lined our street, the sun was shining the birds were singing. Doesn’t matter what order the fixtures are in, we need to be good, we had a good start last time but didnt play anyone too hard. Don’t think we can beat man city away unless we invest a hundred million soon, shame but true.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    GM, thanks, not as bad as i thought, it’s too white and i hate those spikes in our stripes.. Also hope the player’s name and the number is gold color.. what do you think about that?

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  • lordy_geordie

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #13

    I remember as far as ive known we never won at the Dell. Not to say it never happened, closest i remember was us winning 2 0 an thinking its over with few mins to go and the commentators sayin tbe second goal sealed the win an a certain matt letissier scored 2 to get them the draw. I think tht was shearer an Ferdinand era

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  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    I reckon Wigan at home, they always start the season slowly and am pretty sure martinez wont be ard come the start of next season strengthening our case… Worst would def be mancity away…Always weird that we draw the top teams for the first game of the season… Pre relegation was manu.. first season back from relegation was again manu and last season was arsenal..Fingers crossed we start our first game with a win.. cant remember the last time that happened 🙂

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #15

    I would take swansea at home first game of the season! Think we’d roll them over to be honest! Man Utd and Liverpool usually take a few games to get going aswell! Don’t think chelsea will be a big threat this year to be honest, don’t rate di matteo as a manager, hes very negative minded, true they’ve signed Hazard but they’ve lost one of the most effective players in the premier league in Drogba, i would bet money on that hazard isnt as good next season as drogba was last season! Think hazard will turn into a great player but he’ll take time to adapt! same with Marin! and Hulk if they sign him!

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  • iamnufc

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Obatoyou@ I disagree with you mate. Think that sometimes the order of fixture does make a difference. If we hadnt played the scums early last season, I am doubtfull we would have gotten the momenturm to go on our unbeaten run… hence, an order of winnable games can make a difference next season…Agree ppl?
    Another point of discussion, do u all think the order of fixtures makes a diff to our season?
    Please discuss:)

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  • Spoof

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    There is the natural rumours about the Spurs job and Alan Pardew, first game of the season Alan Pardew is at WHL and he does the job and brings us 3 points back home, how they wish they had him in charge

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    i think order is imortant, but more imortant is the for of the oposition we play and ofcourse OUR FORM. This summer is imortant to us, we need to add to the squad to have a team in the..

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #19

    @Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Someone’s taking the ‘p’ out of your posts.

    It’s important not imortant.

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