Magpies’ Target Confusing His Own Chairman


We had put a report out on Thursday commenting on the apparent confusion surrounding Newcastle target Douglas, because the 24 year-old Brazilian, after saying he wanted to leave FC Twente for the English Premier League, made a new comment that he may just want to stay at Twente and see out the last year of his contract at Enschede.

Douglas – seems to be conflicted about whether to move or stay

And it seems today that his different and conflicting comments are also causing just a little bit of confusion at his club,  as the FC Twente Chairman  Joop Munsterman  doesn’t know what to believe.

The is what Chairman Joop Munsterman had to say today on Douglas:

“It is unclear exactly what Newcastle United and Douglas want.” “Douglas calls me one week and says that he wants to leave and then he calls me the next week and tells me he wants to say.”

So we are not the only ones confused by Douglas’ conflicting statements, and the inside news is that even if Douglas elects to stay at Twente though next season, Newcastle would still be after him in January or next summer,  and would still want to bring him to Newcastle.

That’s always assuming that the club don’t sign another center-back before then, and there are are good young ones still available.

And to be fair to Douglas, maybe he’s just conflicted about whether to leave this summer, or wait until next summer when he could probably get a much better deal, because he would be a free agent and cost nothing.

But with these conflicting statements and Douglas’ statement about a club bigger than  Newcastle who were after him, which we think was Italian club  Juventus – (note: we wore black and white stripes before they did) –  we wonder if this lad is right for Newcastle?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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143 comments so far

  • Kyo

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #1

    We should move on to somebody else. I don’t like the fact that he has to stay in Holland until the end of August anyway.

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  • nimo

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #2

    or just angling for a better pay deal

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  • New kingdom United

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    we dont need a centre back asap thats why this guy wont go out the headlines….. Saylor and COllO all the way for me

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  • pardew no 1

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    i would give up on him hes not a 100% certain that he wants to come so give up on him and move on to the next target and would anyone want Ryo Miyaichi from arsenal for the Europa league game just think him on one side and obertan on the other

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #5

    That’s what happens when you have more than one agent and they seem to have a different agenda.

    Walk away NUFC and persue someone else 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    NKU.
    On the contrary we do need a CB asap,dunno if you’ve been following the news but STaylor is injured atm leaving two fit CBs at the club so if you don’t think that urgently needs sorting you wanna take up knitting or summit.

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    If not Douglas get Sakho

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Move on
    From last topic
    Beardo graet video although personally i think there are still another 5/6 goals that could of made the vid!
    1) ameobi vs spurs
    2)cabs vs wigan
    3)jonas vs bburn in the cup
    4)ba freekick vs norwich
    5)raylor freekick vs the scum
    6)cisses 1st goal vs chelski

    Kets man utd have signed kagawa and are activly chasing lucas moura and rvp they will be awesome if they get them in

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    If anyone’s missing seeing the mighty toon in action this is a great video, quite emotional.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV0VETLKloU&feature=related

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Don’t know if this has been mentioned but michu to Swansea for 2mill is an unreal transfer n we should of been on that

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  • dmac

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11

    I dont get this he has to stay til the end of august malarky. Aslong as he doesnt change his residence he could just be on holiday?!? Are people in holland not allowed a couple of weeks holiday? Then when its all sewn up change the country you are registeted to be residing in. That arguement to me seems like a load of tosh.

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  • rivettCatcher

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #12

    For those in Vienna:

    If you’re in Vienna but are finding game too difficult to get to, Flannagen’s bar has Euro ESPN and are showing the game.

    I’ll repost this throughout the day… apologise.

    RC

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  • dmac

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Granted i have never emigrated so if i am wrong i hold my hands up. Just seems weird to me thats all.

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  • SWHITEY

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    This bloke sounds like a right muppet. Granted he is value at just over 3 mill, but let’s move on plenty of others out there, what happened to yanga and sakho

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #15

    What time is the game again?

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #16

    If Douglas change his mind so quickly obviously he is pregnant.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Another saga to contend with. On a wry note should not we be asking if Douglas is such a ditherer is he the type of defender we need in our back four? Certainly some confusion here. If he really wants to come to NUFC I think we would have had some really firm evidence by now surely?

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  • Toon73

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #18

    All these headlines are rubbish…no one knows anything and we are being led down the garden path. Wake me up when someone is at SJP oldish up a shirt.zzz zzzzzzz zzzzz

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  • Toon73

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    *holding

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  • Tooooon

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Douglas seems like a difficult character to me, we should cut ropes and move on.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #21

    JFA is staylor injured again? Ffs we might well need 2 CBs or 1 ready for first tram ie douglas or similar and then a young cb or promote one up from yur acadamy

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #22

    *yur – youth sorry!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    i think v must move on an find another target… scot dann is avaible.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #24
  • Spuggy

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m bored of transfer titillation now, I’m reminiscing in last season.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #26

    anyone seen the state of sjp now with all the olympic stuff up looks a right mess, sports direct stuff looks up market compared to the olympic stuff

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Lets forget Douglas. Scharner is available

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #28

    It’s either Aldereweild or Sakho. We need to wrap up the signings of Anita and Debuchy and then focus on signing an attacking midfielder, a centre back and a striker.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Scharner and Coloccini would be a good partnership.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #30

    TADS

    If we are still after Good, I think he might be intended for the development squad?

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    My childhood footballer of the day is Dan eggen

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Surely if you’ve made it all the way to Vienna getting another bus or trsin to the stsdium shouldn’t be a problem ?

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Lets bring Scharner in. He’s free, good for cover and a goal threat

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Wasn’t Villarreal relegated last season? I don’t know much about there players, but what about Mateo Musacchio?

    I have heard wonders about him, but haven’t really seen much of him?

    There is also that young French kid, Florian Lejeune; as a development player.

    Or what about Blackburn’s Grant Hanley? Maybe we could have him and they could loan Gosling ( + cash of course).

    I think someone earlier have mentioned Willy Boly from Auxerre as a good option?

    I would even through in Jonathan Mensah from Evian; I saw quite a few of their games last season do to the fact they had four Danes 🙂

    And of course I would love Sakho, but that might not be realistic? What do you guys think?

    I am fresh out of ideas now 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #35

    @ppB

    I have heard wonders about that Scharner character 😉

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #36

    @capn jesp lemon how about we sign the whole danish squad. Then you’d only have to watch one team lol

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Hoping to see this tonight:

    _______________Harper_______________
    Tavernier__Willoccini_____Colo___Santoon
    ____________Tiote___Jonas
    _______________Amalfitano
    Obertan____________________Marveaux
    _______________Ba

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #38

    @jesper have you seen him? He could take us to the next level

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #39

    @ppB

    hell no I would only want Eriksen, Boilesen, Fischer and maybe Kjær 😉

    …the rest is just like the English Nationalism; dare I say it crap 😉 lol

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #40

    @ppB

    You had me at hallo…I mean that he is free 🙂

    Scharner? No but Kets’ talks wonders about him so I am sold 🙂

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