Graham Carr – Newcastle’s Big Name Makes It Easier


It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr is becoming more and more involved with Newcastle’s transfer business, after he has built a stellar record on Tyneside in a short thirty months or so.

Graham Carr – to scout the European play-off games

It seems that Graham Carr will be given a new mission next month, once the Euro 2012 Championships end on July 1st, and Carr will be on the lookout for new talent for Newcastle, and he will cover the qualifying rounds for next season’s European Leagues – the Champions League and the Europa League.

This is what Carr told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ll start things off again in July. When it gets to around Christmas time we’re then ready again in case we need somebody in the January window, then it starts again.”

“It’s never ending to be honest, we’re constantly looking for new players.”  “When the season finishes I’m always on the end of the phone with Mike, Derek and Alan.”

 “The one thing I noticed when I was with Man City and Tottenham when I was scouting in Holland and places like that,  is that Newcastle United have always had a big name.”

“They’ve always had a name bigger than Tottenham or Man City, before their new owners came in, for me.”  “Newcastle always had a bigger ring to it than the other teams I’ve worked for.”

“It’s a bigger attraction for me.”

Newcastle are finding it more difficult this summer to get good bargains in the transfer market, well at least so far, as clubs are asking for more money from Newcastle, who are now a richer club than even last summer, and of course Newcastle also finished 5th in the Premier League last season.

But other top clubs are also becoming more interested in Newcastle targets, and they will likely assume they are excellent players,  after Newcastle’s great success in the transfer market since Graham Carr joined the club in February of 2010.

It would be good to keep hearing the news and views on Graham Carr, as the Chief Scout has become a massive force for Newcastle over the last couple of years,  when his star has risen big time.

And since he’s just signed a new deal that will keep him at Newcastle for the next eight years – long may it continue.

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74 comments so far

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    quick change time this morning

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #2

    In Carr we trust 🙂

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Remember the TV revenues are going up 70% with BT paying almost £20m a game next year

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Is there anybody out there ?

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Dancehall is dope

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Steve Taylor will be ready for day 1 of pre-season training. Big boost,we’ll need everyone with the drawn out Europa schedule.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Gods emissary on Earth will bring joy to Toon, it is written in his plan!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8
  • RonVanDam

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    One reason why we aren’t getting the players we want whom we couldve tied down this time last year for the same fee we offered for De Jong and Debuecy is because clubs are aware of our policy and reputation for getting players for relatively cheap prices so they drive prices up when we enquire

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    @MFH

    As far as I know the new TV deal comes in place for the 2013/14 season.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Lol @ Indian plugging his website. I visit it from time to time. Keep up the good work bro

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Thanks

    RVD

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  • Alinufc

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    @INDIAN what about the red card for guttierez against chelsea. The first was never yellow and pretty sure thats what messed up our season :/ reckon it would of meant that steven taylor was never injured due to over running and collo aswell :/

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    If Benny did say that to Blanc I hope he gets sent home for the sake of the French squad. Its not his place to make such judgements but for the sake of NUFC I hope its false

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Ali,

    Gutierez got 2 yellows against manu, hence his suspension, IMHO it was deserved

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #17

    My reflections on our transfer dealings.

    As many of you have noticed, we rarely get the players we’re linked with in the press. This may suggest we use smokescreens to keep the real deals under the radar. It’s hard for some to accept, because they get used to the idea of the Debuchys and De Jongs being already our players and feel disappointed with ‘missing out’ on them. But I believe I don’t have to emphasise how good the players actually brought in are, even though they were not heralded by the press. So keep calm, we may not sign all the players, but we will sign a couple.

    As for the prices and our low bids. It’s not exactly like we steal players from other clubs. Apart from Cabaye’s release clause we haven’t been hostile or cruel in our recruitment. Remember the other clubs had agreed to the terms of those deals. We also are reported to offer immediate payment in cool cash which is something other clubs don’t usually offer. For some clubs, like Freiburg last January it may be of additional value.

    Right now we are looking for only a couple of positions, we need certain characteristics from new players (like pace and aerial dominance), so it’s more difficult to find the right player for the right money. But we have a dedicated staff capable of doing great pieces of businness for Newcastle, so be patient and maybe watch EUROs in the meantime. I know it’s difficult, but it’s only healthy for your nerves.

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    When I think of it, watching EUROs may not be healthy for your nerves, as your team is still in the mix. I meant, focus elsewhere and give the Club some time.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #20

    mondziu
    very good and valid points all that is needed is a bit of patience from us to get our required signings over the line…

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Yo, that’s the spirit! I only don’t know what Ketsbaia9 has to say about it.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    hmmmmmmmmmm he was very dissapointed yesterday when he found out….
    by the way ketsbaia9 his fee was 10mill euros which is around about 8mill….
    you must be hurting inside because we could have got him for tht fee…

    where did corgnet go?????????

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #23

    cabaye at least didnt get our rivals a sniff for martin…. well done yo…

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #24

    actually cabaye did brilliant because martin was in search for CL…. so him not joining arsenal is good…

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25

    AND I HAVE KILLED THE BLOG AGAIN……..

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  • toonfin

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #26

    yeah, the tv deal definitely doesnt start until 2013 as espn will still be showing games next year. Personally think espn coverage was useless anyway and at an extra £10 p/m on sky wasnt worth it for the little they did show

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #27

    nufc786

    know how you feel

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Corgnet had a similar season to Demba Ba. Scored 8 from midfield till mid-January and went without a goal for the remainder of the season.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #29

    well tsunki better watch his back… his blog killer role might change hands….

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #30

    mondziu
    personally i always thought ACON ruined ba’s mojo for goals

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Well, Corgnet certainly wasn’t a part of that tournament.

    On a side note, if we really want to sign Mark Davies, now is the time. Bolton are obviously in dire need of money and will play in white T-shirts next season:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=428629147177435&set=a.428629073844109.97688.260216390685379&type=3&theater

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  • terencelim

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Carr you are just a scout not celebrity so it will be better off to keep quiet and get someone signed at this stage.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #33

    mfh
    this really isnt fun …

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #34

    terencelim
    you know when a guy works his @rse off and now gets recognition for it… thats what happening to our dear scout….. he isnt being broadcasted around the world you know… but he should keep his information limited on how he scouts a player if thats what ur trying to say…

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #35

    plus patience is key as a toon supporter my friend… we will sign someone…

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #36

    eventually…

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  • mondziu

    Jun 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Carr not being a celebrity may be the reason for his increased presence in the media. He probably has this (unusual for celebrities) habit of answering a question when being asked one.

    Besides he is the face of Toon’s French revolution, so greater demand for his gospel is understandable.

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #38

    terencelim – Carr is a SCOUT, exactly so how can he keep quiet and get someone signed? He doesn’t sign players, he scouts them. He already has his lists of targets as he has said before, so now its down to the others to get the deals done. So get off the blokes back just because he’s getting the recognition and publicity he deserves for such a fantastic job done

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Jun 21, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #39

    It looks like James Troisi (remember him?) is going to be signing for Juventus soon, although he is going to be loaned out to Pescara immediately after.

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  • MKtoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Got a lot of faith in the management and whoever they sign, im sure will be a good buy once again… just wish they’d hurry things up a bit, im bored of hearing about us linked with anyone and everyone!

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