The Sad Story Of Xisco Costing Magpies Millions And Millions


It’s one of the worst deals Newcastle have ever made,  and we suppose we have former Director of Football, Dennis Wise,  to thank for that.  Xisco cost Newcastle around £5.5M from Deportivo in the summer of 2008, and with his wages of £50K/week, he’s cost Newcastle an additional £10M in wages over the last four years.

Xisco – cost Newcastle big big money

That will increase by another £2.5M if Xisco sees out his contract which ends next year,  at the end of June.

That’s around £18M that Newcastle will have shelled out for Xisco,  and he played 9 times for Newcastle with one goal – in his very first game – not a good deal for Newcastle!

And it’s not just the money that cost Newcastle dearly for Xisco, but his signing was kept a secret from then manager Kevin Keegan, and to cut a very disastrous story very short – it ended up with Kevin leaving the club in early September.

And who would believe now,  that if Kevin Keegan has stayed at Newcastle,  we’d still have been relegated?

Not too many.

So you could say that the Xisco signing cost around £18M for Xisco himself, but how many more millions did it cost Newcastle because of the relegation?

A huge amount,  that’s for sure.

We want to say up front, that it’s not Xisco’s fault that Newcastle paid out so much for him,  and that it led to Kevin Keegan leaving the club , it had nothing to do with Xisco himself, and that’s not the purpose of this article.

It was other people’s  poor judgement of the Spanish U21 striker that caused all the trouble, and from we hear,  the 25 year-old is a nice lad and an enthusiastic player.

It’s not his fault Newcastle agreed to pay him £2.5M a year when they signed him, and he has every legal right to stay for the full five years of his contract.

Newcastle will try to offload the player to his former club Deportivo in the summer, again, as they did last year, but we think it will only be a loan deal at best, so that the lad keeps picking up his Newcastle wages.

Newcastle may even try to do a deal with the player to pay off his wages and try to sell him, and they could even make his a free agent this summer, as Newcastle did last summer with Joey Barton, so some other club would pick him up.

We’ll be seeing Xisco report for training at Benton on July 5th, and Newcastle will be hoping they can offload him, but at least this is the last time Xisco will be at Newcastle – he will not be reporting next July for training – his contract runs out on June 30th, 2013.

Newcastle have become a lot more sage and efficient in the transfer market since Xisco was signed – that’s another fact – and the club will have learned  a lot from the Xisco deal – that’s the positive side of all of this.

Xisco has been a costly buy for Newcastle – is probably a huge understatement.

Comments welcome.



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192 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    he’s been too busy making songs about thongs than playing football..

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  • pardew no 1

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    money stealing cock sucker but at the end of the day its newcastles fault

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #3

    @Pardew_No_1

    That’s the most disgusting comment I’ve seen on the blog.
    Shame on you.
    I hope the police ask Ed for your IP address.

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  • shearermania

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    i can see disco xisco being an absolute gun firing 30 goals next season and will end up signing a new 5 year deal or leave on a free to liverpool for a 80k week and 7 year deal……in the end everyone deserves a 10th chance

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #5

    @Pardew_No_1

    should be….
    Money Sucking C0ck Stealer 🙂

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #6

    All credit to KK for what he achieved, but . . .

    Without relegation, and if KK were still in charge, where do you think we would be?

    There’s a silver cloud . . . .

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  • shearermania

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    he might be a cuck sucker but he aint a thief…..
    get your facts right

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  • pardew no 1

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #8

    take a joke jesus

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #9

    If we can’t sell him next season, no way I’d loan him out for the 3rd season in a row and let him play first team football somewhere else on our 50 grand a week on the last year of his contract.

    Keep him for the last year, play him in the third, and fourth round of the Carling Cup and FA Cup if we get teams in League One or below.

    Don’t even play him in the reserves the rest of the time, just let him train all season for the privelidge of playing them 4 matches next year, dont want him hindering Sammy Ameobi or Vuckics development in the Ressies.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #10

    @pardew no 1

    Not funny, just like monkey chants and throwing bananas isn’t funny.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Sad story really. Let’s not make it sadder. Hope he goes on to do OK as the last 4 years must have been pretty embarrassing for him.

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  • pardew no 1

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Hatem’s better than Messi how is it like that hes not gay

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Hatem’s idea of humour is all wrong.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Werder Bremen have just signed right back Theodor Gebre Selassie – wonder if the Sebastian Boenisch story might just be true..?

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Jacob “snubbing” us apparently…

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/7834879/Butterfield-may-make-U-turn

    Must be quite difficult to snub a club when your not even offered anything like.

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  • rhan

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Hatems better: are you on a wind up. It is nothing like racism because either he isn’t gay. Or if he is gay then it is probably a fact that he has given oral sex to a man. As such it’s a statement of fact that he can’t get to upset about it.. Unless you mean calling someone a theif is racist.

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    I love how the link above claims Jacob Butterfield is impressed with Barnselys plans for next season…

    … by bringing in former Middlesboough striker MIDO, fresh from his 2 goals in 3 games year long spell at Zamalek.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah but in other news it seems that Cissokho may be on the move after all… wonder if we’re still interested.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Go on support the unsupportable.

    Join the “Thick as Shite but definitely not Gay Club”.
    If you are that insecure.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Im gay and thats not really offensive. Especially as xisco is likely not gay himself

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Hater – are you gay?

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Cwarr trying to be fashionable!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Yano he probably would offer just about as much as best or ranger, if we can get rid of him great, if not keep him, who’s to say pardew couldnt get the best out of him? He’d be 5th choice so its not like we’d have to play him either way, only if he trains well enuf

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #24

    I think we’ll sign Cissokho. The time is right. Xisoc is a good player. He was never given the chance. He is head and shoulders above Ameobi in terms of skill and technique.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #25

    NUFC to sign Cissokho, Anita, Mandzukic and de Jong, then add a CB and possibly a winger. That’d be nice.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Tbf cock sucker is a very general insult too. Ever watched deadwood?
    And lol at the butterfield article

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #27

    @tiote i don’t have to try. My people have a natural flair for fashion lol

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  • Not A Happy Bunny

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #28

    The Toon should come to some cash arrangement and bring the curtain down on this sad saga

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  • hotdog

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Ive had tendencies – what you doing later pards 🙂 haha

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #30

    @kets why wasn’t xisco given a chance? And wasn’t he barely played by deportivo while on loan? How could so many managers know different to you?
    Still wanting cissokho? Lol. I honestly would be happy with that signing though.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Cock sucker is a bit strong but take a positive out of the situation. At least it implies Xisco is getting some action. We’d all jump at the chance to get a bit of something something regardless of sexuality, marital status or career path.

    If somebody called me a mother fcuker I’d be overjoyed.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #32

    France have a good chance of beating Spain. With Mexes suspended, Blanc will be forced to start Koscielny with Rami, who IMHO are a much better duo.

    Then again it looks like Ben Arfa won’t get a game or even come on as a sub; Cabaye was rested as he had a little niggle so I’d expect to see him and M’Vila as the holding midfielders.

    Debuchy WILL get torn apart and watch his value fall- you heard it here first.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Cwarr the gay friends I have tend to ‘think’ they are fashionable. Some terrible footwear on display. And sleeveless vests??? What’s the crack with them?

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  • AndyMac

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Didnt realise the schools had finished early this year ?

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Guys, guys, guys…

    1st thing is… Kids read this blog too, blatant bad language really isn’t called for…

    Secondly, I believe that Xisco IS gay… http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/2009/03/13/candid-pictures-suggest-newcastle-utd-striker-has-plenty-of-close-male-friends/

    No need to be crass, all the blame for the deal tabled for Xisco lies at the foot of NUFC. It’s deals like this that have turned us into a prudent club now, and not before time!

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Just cos you suck dick, you’re not any less of a man. Would have liked to have seen Xisco in action (double entendere) but I doubt he’ll be given a shot

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Mulumbu not coming by the sound of it…

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/7834924/Nothing-in-Mulumbu-mischief-

    Wanted Diame myself, West Ham must be paying him a fortune.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #38

    @tiote i know what you mean. It can be bad

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #39

    @Dondatta,

    What about Giroud and Debuchy if you’re going by that logic?

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  • veto

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #40

    rated as the next torres once upon a time , we havent really given him a chance if truth be told , more probably to avoid any future fee’s rather than his ability

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