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This Newcastle Defender Target Is 21 Today

2:47 pm, Monday, June 25th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 194 Comments

Victor Wanyama is 21 today, and he has been talking back in his native Kenya about what his football  future could hold, and it is possible he could move from Celtic this summer to a Premier League club south of the border.

Victor Wanyama - 21 today – a Newcastle target?

And certainly Newcastle have been linked with the 6’2″ youngster, who can play center-back or defensive midfield.

That seems to be what Alan Pardew is looking for in a lot of the new players he will bring into the club over the summer, some flexibility.

This is what Wanyama had to say in the Kenyan Daily Post:

“I think the Premiership is the dream of so many players, so I’d be happy to play there. There are a lot of good clubs in England.” “It will be difficult to leave Celtic because I have just had a good season here and we are now playing in the Champions League.”

“Celtic are one of the biggest teams. I’ve been happy here, and the fans have been brilliant to me.” “But it would not be a terrible thing for me if the club agree to let me go, and they were to get a good offer. They are the ones who decide.”

“I’m proud I’m the first Kenyan to play in the UK, and I’d be very happy to be the first Kenyan to play in the Premier League.”

Victor left Belgium club Beerschot AC last summer, and signed a four year deal at Celtic, and cost around £900K.

He would be more expensive than that now, but he could fit the bill at Newcastle, and he played 41 times with four goals for the Scottish Champions last season, and he has played 18 times for Kenya with one international goal.

Wanyama was only 15 when he made his debut for Kenya’s senior national team,  in a friendly match against Nigeria back in 2007.

And the lad comes from a talented sports family, with his sister a professional basketball player in Kenya, and his older brother, McDonald Mariga Wanyama at Italian powerhouse, Inter Milan, and he was on loan to Real Sociedad and Parma last season.

This 21 year-old could be a decent signing for Newcastle, and then Newcastle would be able to sell loads of shirts in Kenya, not to mention the fan support the club could build up in that country.

Maybe even President Obama? :D

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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194 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davis_toons // Jun 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    ? Just wasted it..

  • 2 davis_toons // Jun 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Latest interview..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwIMvlnT1Pk&1&fmt=18

  • 3 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    If he came in I’d reckon he’d be a starter straight away.

    Big, long legged, athletic and a great engine. Try breaking him and Tiote down and it’d be one of the hardest things to do.

    Who knows if we are even interested but he’d be a good purchase!

    Reckon he’ll have a clause in his contract too.

  • 4 AsprillaCartWheels // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Maybe even president obama? Are you serious? What does this lad got to do with obama? I’m not saying it in public!

  • 5 davis_toons // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    ..some say he is the almost like Desailly (France)

  • 6 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Asprilla you narrow minded simpleton Ed isn’t being racist. Obama is half Kenyan!!

  • 7 davis_toons // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Kenya was… Obama’s former literary agency misidentified his birthplace. (that’s how it comes abt)

  • 8 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Obama was born in Hawaii but his dad was born in Kenya

  • 9 davis_toons // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    ok, thats was clearer…

  • 10 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Anyway coming away from Barak Obama and back to Wanyama if we could get him on the cheap then it’d be a great deal.

    Yes the SPL is not the PL or even the championship but looking at him and his prowess, consistency, power, versatility, potential and size for a 21 year old he’d be a very good signing. Buy again I’m just clutching at straws.

  • 11 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Boys quit… obamas irish. And on wanyama good player, has a tendancy to drift in and out of a game but constistancy will come with experience.

  • 12 lukes26 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    you mean O’Bama

  • 13 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I think any player we sign will have featured in the Euros because if not then why hasn’t the deal been done during the championship?!

    Debuchy, De Jong, Tasci, Affelay, Elm, Özil,
    Moutinho, Llorente & De Rossi!

  • 14 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    @ luke26 haha yeah

  • 15 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    How
    Long do you think wenate from revealing our next signing?

    A day, a week, a month or never?!

  • 16 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Wneate???

    We are you moronic iPhone user you!!!

  • 17 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Does anybody think we’ll do our all our business in the space of a few days and have one of those big press conferences with 4 players all say around Pardew as he presents them to the world?!

    Group picture anyone??

  • 18 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    If anybody sees me in the street shoot me and put me out of my misery!

  • 19 Zebras4Life // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    I think any player we sign will have featured in the Euros because if not then why hasn’t the deal been done during the championship?!

    Debuchy, De Jong, Tasci, Affelay, Elm, Özil,
    Moutinho, Llorente & De Rossi!

    - De Rossi is garbage …Debuchy, DeJong or Castaignos, and especially Elm would be brilliant. (Chadli and Fer from Twente are fantastic too)

  • 20 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Staff have been on vacation. Bids have been rejected. Other teams have targets playing the Euros holding up deals on talented back ups. e.g: If Man City buy Van Persie then they might sell Guidetti. Some players may want settle in the town before announcement of their being signed. We don’t have our cash fluid until certain date. Players want to wait to sign for us until we signed few Euro players. Ashley likes the thrill of deadline day or he’s just busy with doing other business deals.

  • 21 rich_toonfan // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Id like to think so beattie

    Think of te electricity we can save if we only have to have the light on in the press room once instead of for each singing.

    Could use that money to bring in another cabaye

  • 22 SupaToonKid // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Wanyama looks like a good signing as he’s Kenyan but they very rarely qualify for the ACON (last time they qualified was 2004 and they went out in the 1st round) as their only really good players are Wanyama and Mcdonald Mariga. I won’t describe Wanyama’s attributes as my good friend Beattie has already given a good analysis of his abilities.

    Could see maybe us signing him and Anita with both very versatile as Wanyama could maybe be our 3rd choice CB but able to play CDM alongside Anita while Tiote was at ACON and Anita partnering Tiote but also able to move to LB if Santon suffers and injury.

  • 23 SupaToonKid // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I expect we’ll make improved bids for Debuchy, maybe £5.5-6M and Anita around £5M also i think one for Luuk de Jong as well as doubt we’ve already gone back in with £10M so maybe up that to £9M but if that’s rejected and Twente are defiant in their demands for £12M i’d go for Castaignos. To be all honest though if Castaignos is available for anything up to £6M i’d definitely prefer him that de Jong for £10M.

  • 24 SupaToonKid // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    My Ratings out of 10 of the England players who featured in the Euros.

    Hart: 8/10 – Some great saves + a top lad; definitely in top 5 best keepers in the world.

    Johnson: 7/10 – How this lad is not a winger i don’t know, always proved a threat on the overlap with good crosses and cuts inside also defended better than i’ve ever seen him do before but still suspect at times.

    Terry: 6/10 – fairly solid but definitely not the CB he used to be as proven against players such as Ibrahimovic. Can’t help but feel Ferdinand would have been better.

    Lescott: 7/10 – had to cover for a number of Terry’s lapses and played fairly solidly at the back with not many mistakes also a threat in the opponents box.

    A. Cole: 7/10 – England’s Mr Consistant &in my opinion the best LB in the world wasn’t unbeleivable but provided consistant performances defensively & attackingly however that pen was a shocker.

    Milner: 4/10 – no wonder he sits on the bench at Citteh! Contributed nothing this tournament and missed an absolute sitter vs France. Can’t play wide anymore probably would’ve been more effective in a 4-3-3 playing alongside Parker & Stevie G in CM.

    Parker: 7/10 – always gets stuck in & tries his very best for the side & i love a player like that. Tough tackler with some great break ups of the play but sometimes a bit too reckless.

    Gerrard: 8/10 – A captains’s tournament. Proved he is still a world class performer with a diverse set of passes, good tackling and overall leadership. Great vision led to many England chances; some taken better than others.

    Young: 3/10 – his penatly summed up his Euros. Awful, poor, woeful Young as all of these plus more. Never ever posed an attacking threat. Just horrendous. England’s worse player (taking into account how good he can be)!

    Welbeck: 6/10 – difficult to mark Danny as he played well vs France & Sweden but awfully vs Ukraine & Italy. I was close to giving him a 5 but he showed some great commitment this tournament and i think he has the potential to be a top striker for England but he needs to find consistancy. Great goal vs Sweden & in my opinion was England’s best player vs France.

    Rooney: 5/10 – It would’ve been lower if he’d played more games. Wayne proved yet again that he cannot be a world class player as he failed to show the ability he produces at Man Utd on the International stage. The lad seems to tries hard but just lacks spark or confidence to create any magic for England + loses the ball far too much.

    Carroll: 6/10 – Despite being a Judas, Carroll did show signs of his former self here. I still think he’s overrated but you cannot deny he always causes defences problems with his height & strength also works hard but apart from that doesn’t offer too much else.

    Chamberlain: 6/10 – should have started ahead of Young he looked bright vs the French. Definitely a potential world class star for England.

    Walcott: 6/10 – great impact sub vs Sweden as his pace was unstoppable but i think he wasn’t used enough and probably should’ve started ahead of Milner as his pace would’ve caused problems.

    Defoe & Henderson: 5/10 – did not feature enough realky to get given a mark but did not really provide much so middle for diddle for both the lads.

    Hodgson: 7/10 – knew we weren’t going to do to well this tournament but made some good decisions i.e. starting Carroll vs Sweden & bringing Walcott on as an impact sub in the same game also for starting Welbeck vs France (many believed he’d have chosen Carroll or Defoe ahead of him) in addition he set down the basics and made England hard to beat so not a bad start by Roy. On a negative we still looked like a boring side most of the time & sone squad selections such as Downing & Kelly were bizzare as were omissions of Ferdinand & Richards etc.

  • 25 toonincheek // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Beattie – your misery is self-inflicted.
    But – you could have a thought for the rest of us!

  • 26 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    @ beattie, be oldschool that! Love to see 3,4 players unveiled at one press conference. Lads title winning 11;
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ kul
    ~debuchy~~~tasci/mbiwa~~~colo~~santon
    ~~~~~~~~~~tiote~~~~~wanyama
    Ben Arfa~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~Elia
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cisse

    Very unrealistic we will sign these four. But think about it all this would cost under £30m? Elia is available for just £5m, be ambitious pards!!

  • 27 Toon-Barmy // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Heard rumours we’ve been looking at Montpellier defender/midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Stambouli

  • 28 Toon-Barmy // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Also heard we might be able to take advantage of a loop-hole in the contract of Caen striker M’Baye Niang.
    Heard a lot about this lad, could be an excellent signing if the rumours are true.

  • 29 Toon-Barmy // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    One more piece of gossip doing the rounds is that Blackburn Rovers have enquired about Dan Gosling.

  • 30 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    http://dhingrah.blogspot.in/

    one of my articles, see if any of you have time to read

    Thanks

  • 31 AsprillaCartWheels // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    @Beattie25 Lol I get it… Guys any news when will the home kit for next season be release? I’ve seen club brugge’s kit, most likely it will be the same template…
    http://www.footballkitnews.com/5933/new-club-brugge-kit-2012-2013-puma-club-brugge-home-shirt-12-13/

  • 32 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Stambouli and Cabella are good upcoming players in Montpellier and with Giroud gone they might follow suit but they have CL with Montepellier.

  • 33 G // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Off topic, has anybody seen Sunderland’s new sponsorship deal? They will be wearing a logo on the sponsors area for a not-for-profit organisation called ‘Invest in Africa’, which is backed by some indepenent oil company called ‘Tullow Oil’, who’s top kiddy had this to say:
    ” And Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil, is convinced Sunderland’s involvement will reap significant rewards.

    He said: “There’s a huge, growing population – the biggest young population on the planet is in Africa, and they are football-mad.

    “Sunderland will become THE Premier League club in Africa. Everybody will be wearing the Sunderland shirt, every kid in every school will want a Sunderland shirt which says ‘Invest in Africa’, believe me.”

    Just thinking, will it be really be that unusual to see starving deprived kids wearing mackems tops?

  • 34 G // Jun 25, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    @post31 – The last I heard about the kit, was the belief that this is the actual home kit for next season:

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/in-other-news-is-newcastle-uniteds-new-home-kit/

    Still looks a bit ‘shopped’ to me like.

  • 35 JackNUFC // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    As most of my mates are Celtic fans i tend to watch the majority of their games.

    This guy is no where near ready to get into our starting XI, and if we were to sign him i reckon he is only worth 3-4 million maximum. Not something stupid that Neil Lennon suggests he is worth like 6-7m

  • 36 G // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    @35. Always difficult to judge players coming from SPL. I must admit, until we signed him, I thought Boumsong looked class. That didn’t turn out too well.

  • 37 Big Pappa Cisse // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Has debuchy not signed yet like ffs

  • 38 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Probably better we go for Anita then Jack.

  • 39 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    http://whatculture.com/sport/newcastle-united-transfer-news-chelseas-paulo-ferreira-is-debuchy-alternative.php

    The grass is always greener on the other side, unless Cheick Tiote has been there. In which case the grass is most likely soaked in blood and tears.

  • 40 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    http://www.clubcall.com/norwich-city/canaries-to-swoop-for-magpie-1440904.html

  • 41 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    I doubt or I hope Ferreira rumour isn’t true.

  • 42 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    good player in the past but what interested me is that the article said we are going to increase our bid to 7million for debuchy

  • 43 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    That’s true.

    Buyout clause is suppose to be close to 8 m £ as well.

  • 44 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    makes perfect sense then… lets get debuchy over the line then…..

  • 45 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    in regards to Danny Rose loan, NO F-ING WAY!!!

    everyone else heard about Fulham wrapping up a season long loan deal for Aaron Ramsey?

  • 46 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    ramsey was supposed to be something big until injury by….. was it huth’s tackle?… only fabregas was stopping ramsey from starting in arsenal back in the day…
    after that tackle against stoke ramsey was never the same player….

  • 47 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Because of the clause there is no hurry when if comes to Debuchy as long as they are prepare to pay it and no one else activate it. Until then they will negotiate to get him cheaper and see if there are cheaper options elsewhere.

  • 48 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    i dont want danny rose either we have got tav and ferguson

  • 49 SwedishMagpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Ferreira ? haha sure..
    top 10 goals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcconYIZrag
    :P

  • 50 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Sazzer
    the true nufc way… but alot of us would like debuchy here including me but if there is a cheaper and better player somewhere else then……….. nufc will do whats right

  • 51 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    No haven’t heard it but it makes sense since they have Wilshere, Arteta, Rosicky, Song, Ox and might bring in M’Vila.

    Our team are too good to loan Rose.

  • 52 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    nufc786 – i still think Ramsey will come good but Arsenal don’t have a good depth/quality balance, if they’re on about signing Yann M’Vila (which i doubt would actually happen) where would that leave Song, Diaby, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey, all dead starters at most clubs in Europe… it’s a stupid situation to get themselves and is the perfect forumula to unsettle any dressing room.

  • 53 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    SwedishMagpie
    great vid there

    what the article said about ferreira wont be true but the 7mill bid for debuchy definitley sounds beliveable

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Aberdeen are to become the 5th club to vote no for newco rangers to join the SPL

    Looks like rangers are going to have to start all over again

  • 55 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    We will see but I think Debuchy will be done within 3 weeks if it going to happen or delayed until deadline day.

  • 56 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    toonLYF
    i never saw much of ramsey but always knew he was talented whether he can regain his form before injury would be great…
    about yann mvilla – it does not make sense u are right
    imagine if rvp stays…. scary front 3 giroud with rvp and podolski playing of him

  • 57 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    sad very sad news for rangers fans nearly all lof the non old firm clubs will vote them down probably just so that finishing 2nd in the spl is possible…

  • 58 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Sazzer
    yup patience is key for transfer bizz.. u sound patient and relaxed about it (thts a good thing)… while many others are sweating over tranfers which is understandable… nufc is like a rollercoaster……

  • 59 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    AND LET THE BLOG KILLER ROLE RESUME……
    its happening again………

  • 60 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    think i’m more scared of Chelsea than any other team so far, Eden Hazard could potentially be the best signing in premier league history, i think he’ll hit the ground running, and knowing Abramovich he won’t be the end of their big money signings. But yeah Arsenal have improved with those signings like cause Gervinho in my opinion just isn’t a good player, too inconsistent so they really needed work up top.

    Would be very surpised if one of the top 6 didn’t go in for Younes Belhanda mind, what a player he’s going to be.

  • 61 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    I think Ramsey would benefit from being loaned out especially if he can return for a fee. If RVP sticks around. They would play him, Ox or Podolski, Rosicky, Wilshere, Arteta, Gervinho, (Benayoun?) as AM. They might even start playing 4-4-2 like used to do.

  • 62 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    toonLYF
    yup they have strenghened… scary thought of hazard living up to his potential… but i see him under our benny at the moment but u are right in a couple of years time hazard will be even more frightning… personally i hope his time at chelsea is horrible………

  • 63 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    do feel really bad for Montpellier fans, terrific work to win Ligue 1 after finishing 14th the previous seasons, and they look like they’re going to lose all of their key players, Giroud, Mbiwa and Belhanda

  • 64 HullMag6 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Like the kits, would’ve preferred the lime green for a goalkeeping kit and have a blue 3rd kit personally.

    Back on topic I know we need more defenders but is he good enough and is it worth having more players thatll disappear every time theres an ACON. I have serious reservations.

  • 65 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    If we can get through this window and keep Cisse, Ba, Cabaye, HBA, Krul, Tiote and Colo then it will be a very successful summer in it’s own right. These players are the backbone of our club and these players will get us success providing we build on what we have. Bringing in Anita, De Jong and Debuchy to play alongside what we already have will push up to some heady heights indeed. Not to mention the emergence of Vuckic, Abeid and Ferguson and not forgetting Tavernier, Remi Streete, Richardson,Miele, and A.Campbell. Plus the fact we will be bringing in a lot of youngsters to our reserves. The future does look good indeed i just hope we can get these three players in and lose nobody at all. Ashley has the club in a good place atm all he need’s to do now is push that little bit more to bring the rafters down at SJP.You never know, if Ashley does make this plan he bang’s on about a success then maybe he will hear his name being sung from the stands one day…tongue in cheek :)

  • 66 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    786 – yeah me too, although i am very excited to watch him at St James Park, but hopefully we’ll have his ex-team mate Debuchy to keep him nice and quiet, along with Dreamboat

  • 67 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Toon1978
    many geordies will have a piece of humbe pie if MA plans do work for the future of the club…

  • 68 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    am i the only person unsure about bringing in Luuk De Jong? i know he has ability but surely his fee would mean we’d be bringing him in to be a starter? which means dropping Ba or Cisse? surely we’d be better off bringing in a striker who has potential and would be happy to play in cups and be an impact substitute for atleast 1-2 seasons (Eduardo Vargas? Vincent Aboubakar?)

  • 69 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    nufc786

    To true mate, myself included lol.

  • 70 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    toonLYF….drop Cisse? Ha, not a chance.

  • 71 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    toonLYF
    and hba running rings around him dont forget that too..
    hazard belhanda and hba same the type of players in the same band flair skill mercurial players…. under ronaldo and messi…

  • 72 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Toon1978
    dont forget me too…. a very large helping but we will see…

  • 73 SwedishMagpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    nufc786 thanks :P

  • 74 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Ibiza – well bringing in De Jong would mean dropping Ba then, and with his attitude towards the end of last season, he’d be out of here and our dressing room would be unsettled, i just really don’t think we need to be replacing best/loven with almost finished articles, we need young potential as we already have 2 dead starters in Ba and Cisse.

  • 75 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    cisse is priceless so is hba…. i think if we do sign de jong he will start europa league first and then get introduced to the prem as a sub little by little to adapt his game…

  • 76 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    toonLYF

    I believe De Jong will not be the only striker we bring in. We have already lost Lovenkrands and we look set to lose Ranger and Best and we are unsure about Ba which could leave us with 2 strikers which will be Cisse and Ameobi. That is not good enough to survive the amount of games we have next season. I believe or hope we bring in De Jong and bring in a up and coming striker. I forgot to mention S.Ameobi which looks a real talent.

  • 77 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    SwedishMagpie
    im looking forward to more great goals next season things look good if we strenghen in the right positions…

  • 78 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Unless we make a couple of brilliant signings getting into the Top 4 or finishing better than last year will be hard with United signing Kagawa, Chelsea Marin and Hazard, Arsenal Giroud and Podolski. And yeah City will probably answer with some big signing soon. Even teams like Everton, Fulham, Liverpool looks like they are improving as well. And with Tottenham we don’t know yet. Then we have Wigan and Sunderland finished off well last year that also might improve with smart signings as well.

    Put it’s not impossible to do it with right signings.

  • 79 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    ba needs to sort out his promblems with his representatives…. otherwise if he wants to go… who are we to let him… we have got a good scouting system where replacements can be found… and if ma is spending 20mill on our youth development at nufc we will become like valencia where lot and lots of young talent coached at valencia break through to the first team… hopefully nufc will become like that…

  • 80 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    toonLYF….I would imagine the whole Ba “situation” will be resolved once Pardew has these “talks” that have been reported recently. Perhaps that’s why we’ve offered low amounts, to feel out the situation and buy us some time?

    If we have an unsettled Ba, then bring in a decent replacement. If he’s on board, then don’t spend big money on another striker.

    On the other hand mind, he’s young, has bags of potential and could be a long term steal under £10m. Notice the “could be” :)

  • 81 ashwin say's // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    nufc in nego for 25 yrs old polish defender
    Sebastian Boenisch,
    if judged by euro a good signing and free transfer lowers the risk

  • 82 Oldgit1 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Re votes against Rangers by SPL teams, may have a lot to do with Sky and ESP sponser monies, curently split by 80% to Rangers and Celtic and all the other clubs split the remaining 20% which is peanuts.

    There maybe a chance that if Rangers is not voted in, they could lose all the sponser money by Sky and ESP pulling out of future deals. Just a thought.

  • 83 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    haven’t seen anyone giving their opinions on formations lately, i know it means very little me posting this, but i’d love to see this

    ———————–Krul———————-

    -Debuchy—–Taylor——Coloccini—–Santon-

    —————–Cabaye—–Tiote—————

    -Ben Arfa—————————-Marveaux-

    ——————Cisse——Ba—————–

    this way we can resume Ba in his favourite position and i have no doubts he’ll be banging them in again with Papi, Arfa and Marv Advanced roles, both exciting players with fantastic ball control and terrific vision. Cabaye could be deployed as a kind of deep lying playmaker however given permission to roam forward when he see’s fit, and Tiote of course would hang back and just sweep up loose balls whilst Cabaye is forward. Finally, a sturdy defence with two full backs who both like to run at players and are both comfortable on the ball in the opponents half. With my favourite CB partnership for us in my lifetime, and a world class goalkeeper. I’M EXCITED!

  • 84 nufc786 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    ashwin say’s
    you are right
    http://sportsvibe.co.uk/news/football/newcastle-united-thought-to-be-interested-in-polish-defender-18250/
    we are linked with him again…

  • 85 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    We already have a great team and finish 5th again will be a HUGE achievement. Like i said, we need to keep what we have and strengthen sooner rather then later. Plus we have some really good youngsters coming through.

  • 86 microbar // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Hope we don’t sign him or he will be another off to Africa Cup of Nations, We cant afford to lose these players during the season.

  • 87 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    toonLYF

    That is a very good team and that is only with one signing coming in. Like i said in my last post, we already have a good team, we just need to add to it to push us on.

  • 88 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    And as toon pointed out – we need to keep our special players. And it looks we will since would a lot of new players if we release more than those that already left and that those rumored leaving Best, Ba and Simpson.

  • 89 Les Grossman // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Toon-Barmy aka Colin wankis!
    Now take a huge step back……..and FIICK YOUR OWN FACE!

  • 90 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Also, i would b pretty gutted to see Simpson leave. We forget that he made over half a dozen goal line clearances last season. Keeping him as a squad player would also be a step in the right direction. I am not saying he is a great full back but he does have some qualities about him. He does get a lot of stick and sometimes he deserves it but in other games last season he was excellent.

  • 91 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    @agree with your 87 comment on Toonlyn. Good starting eleven with just one signing.

  • 92 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    I rather keep Simpson then get Bonich since he had among the worst statistics in the Euros.

  • 93 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Sazzer

    Imagine that team next season with the likes of De Jong and Anita in the mix lol. Not to mention Vuckic, Ferguson, S.Ameobi and Abeid.

  • 94 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Simpson is solid defensively, but doesn’t bring anything offensively.

  • 95 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Sazzer

    Yes, that is a weak point of his. But i would say he is an average maybe hinging on good at times defender. There was a few times last season i could of throttled him and other’s i could have hugged him lol. Especially that goal line clearance against Man Utd.

  • 96 SupaToonKid // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I think the signing of Debuchy is a forgone conclusion and it’s just a question of when it will happen. I can see Anita signing as well but Luuk de Jong looks less promising if Twente continue to inflate his price tag so i think Castaignos is probably a better alternative.

  • 97 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    SupaToonKid

    I think we have a great chance of getting De Jong.Pardew rates him very highly and add to the fact we will lose 3 strikers with the possibility of losing Ba.

  • 98 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    mind i’d also love to see Anita come in he looks absolutely fantastic. Also i was thinking with the formation i posted at 83 we can sort of have the best of both worlds, that attacking prowess we showed when we went 4-3-3 will still be there due to having our wingers in specifically advanced roles (also the addition of Debuchy will give extra support when we’re on the front foot) not to mention Santon will improve on last season (which was by no means a poor first season, he put in some fantastic performances) and of course we get the Demba’s up top side by side, i also like the idea of keeping mainly the same starting 11 as they all earned it and it will have them all a good confidence boost aswell as a showing of faith from pards. Simmo too, although good at times, i just think this season is a real chance to push on and, he would be the weakest in that squad by some way in my opinion, we’re talking a first 11 full of internationals almost.

  • 99 JackNUFC // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    In all honesty i have no clue on who will be our next new signing. Ill probably guess it will be no one we expect.

  • 100 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Hope one of those youngsters will take a leap at least so they can take one step up the hierarchy and be bit better cover than those that left.

  • 101 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Sazzer

    I believe we have some good kids coming through mate. H.Vuckic still stands our for me. The WBA game at ome, although we got beat that night, for me Vuckic was the best player on the field and was unlucky not to score. This kid is going to be quality providing he can get over his injury curse.

  • 102 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Since Debuchy is better offensively than defensively. Having him and Simpson switch depending on the situation works for me. Then again Perch could do that job as well. And if we sign Anita he can play there as well.

  • 103 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Sazzer i dont agree there, i think Debuchy is easily as good, probably better than Simmo at defending, and obviously going forward is 5 times the player.

  • 104 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    and there’s no way Debuchy will come in as a rotation player, he’s a starter, probably after a season or 2 a key player, we need a back up player, and simmo isn’t prepared to be that player, so bye bye Simmo thank you very much for your efforts.

  • 105 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    toonLYF

    I have to agree with Sazzer. I think Debuchy is suspect at times at defending but used as a wing back, he could be lethal. Going forward is his game but sometimes he gets caught out in his defending duties. Mind you, i am only going off what i seen in the Euro’s.

  • 106 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    that’s fair enough on his euro performances mate, i just think his mindset was alot different to when playing for Lille, he was maybe trying to over impress, y’know? not meaning to sound like some sort of pretentious football follower but i watched most of Lille, Toulouse and Montpellier’s games last season, aswell as holding a season ticket at St James, and even if Debuchy offered little going forward, i still think i’d have him over Simmo based on defensive duty alone, i’ve noticed he’s alot more composed when playing for Lille, he still goes forward regularly but lets say no quite as frantically and fully commited, he’s not the best defender, but better than Simmo i’d say (and i’m not a Simpson basher btw)

  • 107 MagPieMan // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    I see Fulham are lining up a £5 million pound bid for Aaron Ramsey. It would be criminal for us not to try and get him if this is the price Arsenal would be willing to sell at. Turning 22 on boxing day so still very young. I personally think he he is a very good player with potential to be one of the best midfielders in the premiere league. Very tidy, clever and can certainly find killer passes. Imagine him in midfield with Cabaye, just oozes class. He would definently bring us up a level with his skills at passing and keeping the ball.

  • 108 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    ToonLyn – you might be right. I didn’t mean to rotate 50/50 but like 85/15.

  • 109 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    toonLYF

    Well, by the look’s of it, you have seen Debuchy more then me lol so i will take your word for it :)

  • 110 toonLYF // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Magpieman, that 5m is a loan deal haha, Ramsey would cost 20m at the very least, he’s going nowhere

  • 111 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Anyway, hope we sign Debuchy. Lyn what are your thoughts on CB?

  • 112 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Toonlyf

    Spot on there with your asseent of Debuchy!

  • 113 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Vuckic looks like solid AM by the way 1978.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbUGGIPPHSU

  • 114 Beattie25 // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Vertonghen to Spurs, Caulker to nufc, Williamson to Swansea.

    Everyone’s happt

  • 115 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Not bad Beattie. Would you trade Tomkins for Williamson as well?

    Any more on Alderwiereld?

  • 116 Dannyo // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    NUFCfans.co.uk ?@nufcfans
    FC Twente defender and reported #NUFC target Douglas missed FC Twente’s first training session. Steve McClaren is furious. (via / @VI_nl)

    Maybe there is hope yet ;)

  • 117 Big Pappa Cisse // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    @ dannyo
    hope there is nothing in that story, dont want him at all

  • 118 Dannyo // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    @BigP
    Why’s that?

  • 119 Big Pappa Cisse // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    He is a hothead, plus IMO we need a CB with a bit of pace, Collo isn’t the quickest ant taylor aint much faster

  • 120 Dannyo // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    @BigP
    He’s as pacey as Ba, he’s 6 ft 4, and has got decent technical ability.
    But i do agree, he’s a hothead so he might be a risk like that.
    I still want him tho. 4 goals and 4 assists this season. Just what we need imo.
    We need some attitude in the team again.

  • 121 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Sazzer

    Good video that. Cheers :)

  • 122 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    His attitude and lack of discipline is off putting. If we have to take a CB on the free I would prefer Sivok.

  • 123 Dannyo // Jun 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    @Sazzer
    Douglas wont be free. Twente has used the option to extend his contract by a year. He wont be free until next summer.

  • 124 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Here’s video why we are interested in De Jong. He not only score goals but hold on to the ball better than Ba and Cisse.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5zbNfI5BXk

  • 125 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Dannyo then I would wait to next year to make a decision. One year older hopefully one year wiser.

  • 126 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    i just found out that nufc 786 changes his icon . there is only 1 nufc 786

  • 127 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    i am a scouse

  • 128 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    where is the (only) scouse nufc 786

  • 129 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    gerrard > cabaye
    suarez > cisse

  • 130 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    cabaye and ben arfa played rubbish for france
    krul didn’t even play HAHA

  • 131 Indian Magpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    can i just say when was the last time newcastle won something other than the championship ( for teams who aren’t good enough in the PL)

  • 132 Big Pappa Cisse // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Piss of u fcukin sad cnut

  • 133 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Cabaye played rubbish for France…ooohhh dear. And Gerrard was world class hahahaha…not. Saurez couldn’t tie Cisse’s boots. Mind you, Liverpool have a canny LB ;)

  • 134 Spellcheck // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Indian you are as daft as you look!!! get a grip lad.

  • 135 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Anyone can look a big man over the internet u sad b.astard… see ya talk shiite ta someones face u pussy

  • 136 Toon1978 // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Anyway Indian, why do you need to come on here and associate with NUFC supporters? Your beloved club is so much bigger and better then NUFC surely you have more pressing matters to talk about with your fellow scouse friends. Like spending over 100 million and finishing 8th. Like a CC side taking the mighty Liverpool to penalties after ALLLLL that money spent. Not being able to finish off a MINOR club in normal time compared to MIGHTY LIVERPOOL and actually coming up against true opposition in the FA cup final and got ya asses spanked. Yes, we all know you have won European competitions and F.A. cups and countless other things. To be quite honest, i know Liverpool are a superior club to NUFC but i really don’t give a sh1t. I would however rather see Liverpool win the league then Man City, that’s all i am giving ya……..:)

  • 137 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2013/draws/index.html

    some of plausible oponents.

  • 138 Cool Hand Luke // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    sazzer #112 good vid, he was unstopable that day, strong, confident, well placed passes and a cannon of a left foot. He let games slip him by when he got the chance again but ive no doubt he will be big for the future. He reminds me of Tom Huddleston a little

  • 139 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Ed, please give indian magpie ip ban or something.. he is not a newcastle supporter and is the disgrace to our club.

  • 140 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    What ship has never sailed into liverpool… the premiership. Plus henderson was a steal at £20m ;) hahaha

  • 141 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Vukcic is pure class youngster, will be a star. I imagine him and young striker Adam scoring goals for newcastle in a not so distant future.

  • 142 SwedishMagpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    We should try to sign Scott Sinclair

  • 143 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    How would you guys rank our youngsters?

  • 144 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    In order of a list.

  • 145 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Swede
    What’s the latest on his contract extension?

  • 146 dmac // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Im confused is indian a liverpool fan? Would explain his constant negativity.

  • 147 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    another target crossed out of the shortlist.

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2012/06/25/3200357/alderweireld-will-stay-at-ajax-despite-newcastle-interest?

  • 148 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    @ sazzer thanlks for that vid mate. I love vuckic, hope to god he can shake off his persistent injuries this season

  • 149 ToonDownSouth // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    That’s clearly not Indian posting. Jesus guys, use your brains!

  • 150 conaldo // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Hi guys. I’ve been reading this blog for a while now but this is my first post so be nice :)
    It would be great to get in another defensive midfielder like tiote to come in and boss the midfield with cheik. Also, if we sign a right back like Debuchy, who is very attacking, that would allow Santon and (insert name of rift back) to push up and give us great attacking options, and tiote and (insert name of defensive midfielder) can hold the defense with colo and Saylor.

  • 151 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Vuckic
    Amalfitano
    Obertan
    Sammy
    Tavernier
    Remi Steele
    Campbell
    Fergie
    Gosling
    Abeid

    Perhaps?

  • 152 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    @SAZZER, i did not included academy players except Streete.

    Vukcic
    Fergie
    Abeid
    Streete
    Alnwick
    Richardson
    Tavernier
    Sammy
    Inmann
    Dummet
    Newton

  • 153 pardew no 1 // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Indian Magpie do you actually support newcastle or r u a troll

  • 154 conaldo // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    *right back. (iPhone)
    Although I think that with Jonas able to play left back (quite well) as well, he should provide decent cover for Santon.

  • 155 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Troleibusiukas_LTU
    Looks list of CB shrinks like during winter window.

  • 156 SwedishMagpie // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    top 5
    Abeid
    Vuckic
    Fergie
    Sammy
    Tavernier

  • 157 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    I think the scouse hacked his account.

  • 158 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Yeah i missunderstood the question. Should have included:

    Krul
    Santon
    Vukcic
    Streete
    Campbell
    Fergie
    Obertan
    Abeid
    Gosling
    Amalfitano
    Alnwick
    Richardson
    Tavernier
    Sammy
    Inmann
    Dummet
    Newton

    Don’t no about academy so included just Streete and Campbell.

  • 159 pardew no 1 // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    i think newcastle should sign ogbonna he looks like the future of italy plays in serie b he is fast strong and good at heading

  • 160 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    No Tasci, no Mbwiva, Vertongen, Tomkins, Alderweld, Cissokho, Bendimo or Doulgas. That leaves us to what we know might be a plausibility:
    Debouchy,
    That polish FB?

    others unknown.???

    I think this summer we will do a great number of bussiness for the future with the Ahbeid type of signings.

  • 161 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    I see then I’m not completely off.

  • 162 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    What about that dannish CB we were linked once before? I think i saw his surname in the denmark’s national team.

    but what the hell, we just needto wait and see.
    In Carr we trust.

  • 163 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    That’s what I was trying to figure out with my youngster question. If we had replacement already lined up.

  • 164 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    http://nothingbutnewcastle.com/2012/06/blogs/picture-demba-ba-spotted-in-saudi-arabia?

  • 165 jesperfuglsang // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Guys that is clearly not our Indian posting, but an imposter. Indian’s avatar is a purple one and he wtites differently.

    Thought it was impossible to have the same user name, but guess not!

  • 166 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    ok, i’m off, good night :)

  • 167 No Plain Saylor // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    @ Troleibusiuka. Danish national team cb we were linked with? Gotta be Kjaer mate. He would be excellent.

  • 168 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Hope we don’t get the Boenich.

    Regarding linked CBs maybe only Kjaer and Vilji der Dilj or what name was on that linked with us 2 months ago or so.

    Not linked from what I remember but possible good:
    Ogbonna
    Beatties25 Caulkner.
    Sivok free transfer played Euros.
    Bruno Manga Ecuele
    Willy Boly

  • 169 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Good night mate! Sleep well!

  • 170 09nufc09 // Jun 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    We are being linked with toivonen in holland…
    http://www.voetbalprimeur.nl/nieuws/item/ook-newcastle-ziet-brood-toivonen?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • 171 GeordieToon89 // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Kjaer has never been linked with us

  • 172 GeordieToon89 // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Anyone tell me what that toivenen story actually says ha on me iphone so a cant translate

  • 173 davybtoon // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Gt89 actually he has was about 5weeks ago he got linked with us

  • 174 RonVanDam // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    I found this link that you might find interesting

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/cup-tied-europe-uefa-rules-explained/

    It basically states: “As a rule, a player may not play in a UEFA club competition (i.e. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, but not UEFA Super Cup) for more than one club in the course of the same season. Exceptionally, however, a player who has been fielded in the first, second or third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League is entitled to play in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League for another club as from the group stage, provided that his former club did not qualify for the group stage of either the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League.”

  • 175 MagpiesFlyHigh // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Ed can you get rid of the scouse troll using Indian Magpie’s monicker.

    It is very annoying when trolls use exact copies of our own regular bloggers.

  • 176 davybtoon // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Spurs supposed to have signed sigurdson according to German paper bild

  • 177 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    A departure from Ola Toivonen PSV always seems to come closer. Newcastle United have joined the already impressive list of interested clubs joined, log in Voetbal International.

    Toivonen is in possession of an ongoing contract with PSV, but the club has agreed that he should depart for the correct amount. The Dutch club desires reportedly more than ten million Swedish attacking midfielder, who over the past European Championship twice in the base was in Sweden but not convinced. Earlier, Toivonen already been linked with clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach, Rubin Kazan, Lokomotiv Moscow, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

  • 178 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Toivonen has close linkage with Andreas Andersson and are possible Newcastle supporter because of it.

  • 179 GeordieToon89 // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Never seen him linked atall lol dont think we’d be after him anyways, a dont even think were after a first choice cb a reckon we want a good steady younger one whos better than willo and can be used for cover

  • 180 GeordieToon89 // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Sazzer – Thanks mate… Weve been linked with Toivonen regular over the last few years mind

  • 181 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Toivonen is open to leave this summer so they probably just link him with everyone. Still I think PSV is asking for too much money and he will stay because he doesn’t mind it.

  • 182 davybtoon // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    No one else think Sebastian boenisch would b decent on a free

    Tasci is the one I reckon we’re after Carr talked recently how he is Germany a lot both these players fit

  • 183 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Thought Ed had piece on Kjaer but might just been in the comments.

    You might be right that we only will bring in a young guy that is better than Williamsson. Willy Boly is rather young and Bologna seem leading the race so far. Nothing we can’t break and he’s possible know by Carr since he hangs around in France a lot.

  • 184 GeordieToon89 // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    A think CB will be on of the last deals we do if we even do one, never know he might see Perch as suitable back up for CB and just spend more on other positions like a £10million bid for another striker maybe ha

  • 185 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Would you sign Simpson on free davvy?

    Carr seem concentrate on visiting Netherlands, Germany and France the most. Possibly Belgium, Italy, Spain and Greece, Portugal from time to time.

    Pardew said in interview if none of the CB didn’t start scoring on set pieces that he would bring in one that can.

  • 186 davybtoon // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Wouldn’t b surprised if we got Curtis good and Christophe lowenski n used them 2 as back up with streete

  • 187 davybtoon // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Sazzer no I wouldn’t bcoz I don’t rate Simpson at all I’d rather have tavernier in his place

    We will sign cb it’s jus trying to figure out WHO

  • 188 OTP // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Boenisch may be decent back up. I can’t see us signing Kjaer tbh. Kovacic is on a free this season, maybe him? Still not sure where that leaves us with defenders mind.

  • 189 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Boenich is about as good as Simpson I reckon.

    Curtis good and Christophe lowenski could also be the guys if G89 is right.

    Wierd thing with Kovacic is that rumours seem to have gone silent since winter window. He said he wanted to stay then so possible why.

  • 190 Sazzer // Jun 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/venezuelan-defender-considers-toon-bid/?

  • 191 GeordieToon89 // Jun 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Rosales’s agent has said they considering an offer from us for him to come be around £3million.. If thats true we defo wont sign Debuchy.. Rosales id the FC Twente RB hes only 23 so nearly 4 years younger than Debuchy and 4million cheaper.. Still rather have Debuchy though

  • 192 gfp13 // Jun 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Sazzer has the right idea. We need to look at more leagues. I think that there is a lot of people who would sign for us from Portuguese teams who could do job. But it’s finding the right 1 for the right price. I dunno maybe we are looking and it’s chance that the most suitable are mainly from ligue 1, but I do feel we need to add atleast 4 players to our first team squad because of the amount of games we have. I’m all for signing youth n then developing but right now this is the summer we should look at the present rather than signing 12 year olds who may 1 day be works beaters. We are on the verge on champs league and we really need to get some players in to take us those extra couple of places, cement us as a team who play in Europe every season and then look more toward the future once the first team base is firm and rotatable with minimal change to style or quality

  • 193 Sazzer // Jun 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    I’m not sure what my thoughts are on Rosales but he seems to be great offensively getting 8 assists. Not sure if he played winger in some games though cause that’s among the best for fullbacks.

  • 194 Sazzer // Jun 26, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    We are rarely linked with players playing outside of Europe and haven’t sign one in long time so I think we aren’t scouting those countries that intensely.

    From Pardews interview today or yesterday he said that they trying to improve the squad with couple of players and not missed out of new Cabaye situation come up.




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