Newcastle United News – Weekly Review


This is an idea from one of our London readers, James Sherrington, who suggested earlier in the week that we have a day by day account of the major news stories on Newcastle United over the last week. If it works out we’ll keep doing this each Sunday.

Douglas – agreement reached with FC Twente for Brazlian center-back

Monday

  • There was news that Newcastle were trying to arrange more friendly games in Germany, and German third division side FC Chemnitzer have announced on their web-site that Newcastle will play them on Friday, July 13.
  • With the Euro tournament coming to an end, we thought that Newcastle would ramp up their efforts in the transfer market, and that has become true with Derek Llambias meeting this weekend with FC Twente officials, trying to tie up deals for Luuk de Jong and Douglas, the Brazilian center-back.

Tuesday

  • We reported on Ben Arfa’s troubles in the dressing room after France’s 2-0 loss to Spain, but we don’t think it’s a big deal,  and it seems that Samir Nasri was the big trouble-maker – and of course Laurent Blanc later in the week gave up the France manager’s job.
  • Leon Best has been in big demand this week and news that Southampton, who he played for early in his career wanted him. It seems that Blackburn are now close to a deal, but Chris Hughton’s Norwich City are also interested, and that could be a better move for Leon, who could continue to play in the Premier League with the Canaries.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • We were linked again with Polish free agent, Sebastian Boenisch, and the new news was that Stuttgart had pulled the plug on their pursuit of the player, so maybe Newcastle would be interested – maybe – maybe not.
  • The local papers were reporting that the three major targets for Newcastle this summer were Mathieu Debuchy, Luuk de Jong and Ajax full-back Vurnon Anita. However, if the news is true today, Newcastle may be signing FC Twente center-back Douglas.
  • News that Newcastle had signed Melbourne Heart center-back Curtis Good for around £400K, although it seems Newcastle are still in negotiations for the 19 year-old, and we’re not sure if signing Douglas will stop this deal – but we don’t think so.

Friday

  • And some exciting news in the Chronicle that Derek LLambias was in Holland trying to tie up a deal for Luuk de Jong, and we thought that was very good news, because he would hardly travel there if Newcastle were not close to an agreement on the price. There was the possibility that Newcastle would be negotiating for Douglas, the center-back, and that seems to have been accurate.
  • And an article that may have got lost in the frenzy that Newcastle were closing in the Luuk de Jong deal, where we reviewed the last three years, and it’s obvious that the good name of Newcastle United has been now been restored following our relegation in May of 2009, a short three years ago.
  • News that Danny Guthrie would be signing for Reading on a three year deal, which seems a good match for Guthrie, who did well in his four years on Tyneside, and helped us get straight back form the Championship.
  • And news that Fraser Forster had reached an agrrement on terms with Glasgow Celtic and would be joining them permanently after spending the last couple of years with the Scottish powerhouse on loan.
  • News that Luuk de Jong made a visit to Tyneside last year to check out a possible future destination for him, and the place was said by a friend to take his breath away.

Saturday

Sunday

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204 comments so far

  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Great summary Ed…think this shows how much journos are just guessing when you see the variety of stories out there.

    keep up the good work old chap.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    I cannot confirm who De Jong will be joining as I do not know, but I can confirm that it will not be Newcastle, this is something I reported weeks ago.

    Our lot have gone to secure a a deal for Douglas only.

    Debuchy and Douglas will be our two major signings. As things stand there is no conversations involving any other players for the first team squad.

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  • scotty17321

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Transfer sage you know nowt !

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  • Twatter

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Nice idea, ed. Unlike most on here I am not involved in a love affair with De Jong. If it turns out he’s gone to ‘Gladbach to play Champs League footy, who could blame him? Either way, there will be some good players coming in to add strength to the squad, I am sure of it.

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  • Y U NO KNOW ME

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #5

    3rd woooohooooo!!!!!

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Just to clear this up… As of today players, under 24 whose contracts have EXPIRED can join an other club without compensation having to be paid to their previous club.

    Seems to be a misconception on here and means we could sign players like Clyne and Hoilett for free.

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  • Y U NO KNOW ME

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Epic Fail!!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Breno

    I can say that I did say Debuchy would sign before the Euros.

    I have explained this before, so here it is again.

    1. I have a contact that works for NUFC, not involved in transfers but hears bits and pieces, nothing definite.

    2. i only report what I hear, if this is wrong I can only apologise but wait and see by the end of the window.

    3. I said debuchy would agree terms one monday/tuesday and it would be announced on thursday.

    4. I knew this as my contact had to arrange for the web tech guys to publish an article which was to be written with an interview being carried out.

    5. I put two and two together and presumed that it would be to announce the debuchy deal. Unfortunately although the debuhcy deal was agreed (pending medical still, but 99% sure) the article for the website being published that thursday was the signing of Carr to an extended contract.

    6. if that’s not good enough for you its ok…I will continue to offer my insight and for all those that want to read, enjoy it. Everyone else just ignore me if you wish.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Transfer sage

    Riiiiight, and we’ve already signed debuchy, two weeks ago, oh wait, that was just you telling us he had.

    Seems to me, your guessing just like the rest of us!

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  • breno95

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Rich toon fan

    I have to go with your winner but do agree that they go with a striker. I want an Italy win as I got them in a sweep at work. No team of the tournament for u?

    @ Transfer Sage

    Refer to my post on earlier article from Ed re De Jong to Germany. Your reply would be of interest. Cheers

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Ketsbia thank for clearing that up didnt have a clue!!

    Repost
    Breno95
    we know what fc twente can affird to do because as every club does they publish there financials they had to sell ola john to clear sone debt they need to strengthen there squad and also cant offer current players in the last year of there contract ie de jong and douglas improved terms so despite what maclaren says they do need to sell

    So dont preach about what ppl should or shouldnt be posting your not a fcuking moderator

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  • Twatter

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    @2 They should call you Transfer Sage & Onion because your news stinks of something… Go away. Has your mother confiscated your playstation or something?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    @breno

    do you mean team of the tournament as in the bets country? or picking your best 11?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @twatter

    agree with the sentiment but you need to work on your jokes haha

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #15

    @9 Everyones seems to be banging on about compensation. I would have thought it was obvious as well that it didn’t apply once the contract has expired, but…

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Transfer sage

    Mr defensive.

    Take it on the chin and when and of course if your right, you can say I told you so. Until then, suck it up, it’s just banter.

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  • scotty17321

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #17

    I was under the impression if any said player is below 24 years of age then compensation applies when their contract expires ?

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  • breno95

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #18

    @ rich toon fan

    Best 11. Should trigger some debate as not all will agree.

    @ Transfer Sage

    Thanks for reply. Interesting and time will tell.

    @ toonarmydow

    You need to relax mate. Am not preaching to anyone and certainly not in any position to do so. Opinions only bonny lad!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #19

    @temuriketsbaia

    It is more complicated than that.

    If you have offered the under 24 yr old player a contract by 3rd may, even if they reject it, the club will still have to pay a fee to the club losing the player.

    it’s here in the article of when we signed gosling

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2010/07/07/2014982/dan-gosling-leaves-everton-on-a-free-transfer-after

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Great summary Ed but you forgot to mention we could be after Junior Hoilett after developments on this front mentioned last night.

    This would be nice every Sunday have a good, quick and full recap on everything that’s gone on concerning our great club.

    Hope we get Debuchy, Douglas, De Jong and Hoilett. What a brilliant transfer window it will be then.

    HWTL

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  • Twatter

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #21

    @rich_toonfan Haha, yeah. Never saw myself as much of a comedian, seems a stressful job, although I’m sure Jimmy Carr’s accountant appreciates them…

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    I think compensation is due WHEN the players contract expires and he goes to a new club as a free agent.

    The old club are entitled to training compensation.
    They spent money training the guy and he buggers of on a free …

    Here’s the rule …

    Training compensation is due when:

    i) a player is registered for the first time as a professional; or
    rd
    ii) a professional is transferred between clubs before the end of the season of his 23 birthday.

    Compensation will only be claimable from the start of the season of the players 12 birthday up to the end
    st
    of the season of the players 21 birthday.

    Training compensation shall be payable until the end of the season of the player’s 23 birthday.

    In order for compensation to be due the player must be registered as a professional player with the new
    club, regardless of his status with the former club.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Breno…going off the formation 4-2-3-1

    i would say:

    Buffon
    Maggio—–Pique———–Ramos—–Lahm
    —————Alonso———-Pirol————–
    Iniesta————–Cabaye—————-Ozil
    ———————-Balotelli

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  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Thanks Ed, I’m James Sherrington and it means a lot that you believed that this summary/ weekly update could work! It looks great and I look forward to the next addition, next week!

    James

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #25

    @hatem

    we got away with paying compensation for gosling though….everton hadn’t offered him a new contract when we did….so we didn’t have to pay.

    It’s only if a contract is on the table….if the club release a player without trying to keep him they cannot claim compensation

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Breno when your TELLING ppl they dont know what a club can or cant do and TELLING them they havent seen a player play enough games to say whether or not they are a good player then yeah your preaching and its no longer an opinion, this blog has fans posting from all over the world so how do you know some of us havent watched de jong enough or watched douglas debuchy anita clyne amalfitano etc enough to pass on an opinion on them? Simple you dont know kinda hypocritical really you seemed to know kirkland was”good enough” even though you could of only seen him play what 6 tiles in 2 years?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #27

    @rich

    That makes sense.
    I guess Hoilett’s been offered contract? It would be crazy if he hadn’t.

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  • breno95

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #28

    @ rich toon fan

    Euros 11:-
    Casilas
    Abate, Hummels, Ramos, Cole
    Ronaldo, Iniesta, Sweinstieger, Ozil
    Lewendowsky, Gomez

    @ Pardews wax

    Appreciate your views and it could be said all us geordies are delusional but do we care.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Dint think the compo would be much to pay for clyne or hoilett dont they base it on the return youve got off the player ie blackburn had 3-4 good seasons out of the lad so the compensation hearing prob wouldnt set it that high

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #30

    @breno

    i totally forgot about pardew..would move iniesta to the middle of my team instead of cabaye and drop him for ronaldo.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Rich toon can the club table a contract if the player expresses tgat he has no wish to negotiate a new contract?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #32

    @hatem

    he is bound to have been offered one…even if players dont want to sign it they usually offer them one to make sure they get the compo

    @tds

    they go off things like international caps and what level they have played at etc.

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  • breno95

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #33

    @ toonarmydow

    Need to put your dummy back in matey. Obviously post has touched a nerve with you. Oh dear!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #34

    @breno

    i might to say i forgot about ronaldo..not pardew haha

    @tds

    not 100% sure..presume they can say here is an offer even if he doesn’t want to look.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #35

    @rich toon so hoilett has yet to be fully capped so that would say go in our favour??

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #36

    @tds

    yeh…i think so. I don’t know xactly how they judge it.

    I don’t think it goes off exact amounts, its not like 10 caps = 1million, 20 caps = 2million etc.

    I think it is open to interpretation though. But sure I read that no fee has ever been over 4million.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Not really buddy just cant stand condescending little arseholes like you who slag ppls posts off ( despite post nout but shite previously ) then cant defend there statement when pressed on it think pardews wax work summed you up best

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  • breno95

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #38

    @ rich
    Good 11. Would be good to see that at NUFC.

    @ toonarmydow

    Hope u not offended. What’s your Euro’s 11?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Tonight I hope Italy play their normal game….Spain usually start with the upper hand as the opposition usually change their system.

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  • gonz

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #40

    My Euros team of the tournament would be:

    Buffon
    Selasse, Hummels, Ramos, Lahm
    Pirlo, De Rossi
    Silva, Cabaye, Ronaldo
    Balotelli

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