Newcastle Reported After Portuguese International Defender


There are reports in Spain that Newcastle are looking at bringing in Real Madrid and former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho.

Ricardo Carvalho – available for £5M

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is keen to offload the 34-year-old, but when was the last time Newcastle signed somebody who was 34 years old or older?

That’s right, when we signed Sol Campbell in the summer of 2010, and that was an absolute disaster for Newcastle, and something Mike Ashley didn’t want to do, but was persuaded by then manager Chris Hughton, who worked with Sol at Tottenham.

After that experience we think there’s just no way Newcastle will sign Ricardo, although he used to be a very good player.

It’s the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo that’s reporting Newcastle’s Alan Pardew  has targeted Carvalho as a potential recruit – we wonder who made all this stuff up?

They are also reporting that Newcastle could face competition from London club Tottenham, for the former Portuguese International, who would be valued at around £5M by Real.

£5M for a 34 year-old – pull the other one – it’s got bells on.

This is a silly story, and maybe it could be have been true when Freddy Shepherd was running the Tyneside club several years ago, but Newcastle don’t pay out big transfer fees and big wages to previously good players,  who are past their best.

This story cannot be true.

For the record Carvalho has had a good career playing 210 times for Chelsea with 11 goals, and 61 times for Real Madrid with 3 goals, and before he joined Chelsea, he played 115 times for Porto with 4 goals, and his manager at all three clubs was Jose Mourinho.

Ricardo played 75 times for Portugal and scored four International goals.

What do you think?

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486 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    What the blog was once will never be again

    ruddy you killed it

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  • GarageFlower

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Poppycock.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #3

    @kevymatins

    @ruddy i wasnt trying to start up a fight when i said i dont like you its just facts

    how many nufc games have you been to?

    i have been to 12 have three nufc tatto’s on my body have all dvd’s nufctv sub and all tops since 2007 …you aint a proper fan just a bellend

    Whats does the amount of games youve been to have to do with anything??
    Cos if thats how you measure a fan 12 matches in 5 years would put you at the bottom of the list, luckily thats not how most of us measure fans

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Sounds absolute b0llocks….

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Realistic target cant wait to see him in a black and white top…..

    Also Ruddy and kevy kiss and make up or just dont bleeding talk to each other eh? That is all

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #6

    @ tads – why does spending more money on merchandise make you a bigger fan?

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    What a load of utter tosh. Goes against everything NUFC stand for now. Shows how much these sports writers really know. Concentrate on Debuchy, Anita and maybe Remy or Carroll.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t worry Kevy, I’m sure you’ll find some other way of filling your time. Every time you rear your ugly head I will take great pleasure calling you out as a fool, which is so easy it’s almost embarrassing.

    So if it comes to a case of me pissing off or you, then I just want you to know that I am going nowhere 😀

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #9

    oops sorry, didn’t realise that was a quote!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    If you’re going to boast about how many games you’ve been to, you may want to go a little higher than 12.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #11

    @tds

    i just dont like him and will say anything to stair up a bit of a fight i will admitt that ..anyway im away.

    nice we rant ruddy peace out

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    WWYCD

    More likely be the latter, purely defending myself from a childish attack. Don’t worry he’ll scurry off soon.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda (from previous thread)….Seeing as we don;t often agree, just thought I’d put it out there that I agree with your post 100%. I’m sure that wont have any impact on your day, just thought I’d let you know 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Gonufc no worries mate was just putting a point across to kevymartins who tbf is acting like a reet tit like

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    So he comes in, acts like he doesn’t want a fight, makes an idiot out of himself and then contradicts himself.

    So much stupidity and so little time to make fun of it all.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Hahaha yeah at 34 I seriously doubt this transfer.

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  • Kyo

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #17

    He’s 34 years old. Wouldn’t pay a penny for him.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Actully i think ill stay on now…ruddy your a ba ll bag ..i can do this all day

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #19

    I keep mentioning Carroll or Remy. Tbh, i would prefer Sturridge to both of them but i don’t think the club are even considering Sturridge.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Kevy…Do what exactly? All you’ve done is make yourself look slightly pathetic. Voice and back up your opinions all day, but this is only proving what Ruddy has said to you.

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  • Graeme

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #21

    There is more chance of them signing me than this Chelski has-been lol. What a load of effluent!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Can do what all day? Completely embarrass yourself? Well at least there is one thing we agree on but alas I will take the high road and let you spew all the venomous tripe you want. Until next time Kevin.

    Anyways, this Carvalho story is a non-starter. Lazy journalism at its worst/best depending on the perspective haha

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Ruddy
    That option would be my suggestion too just ignore it mate engaging with people who openly slate u doesnt get u anywhere

    Some people will never like u just how things goes am sure plenty dont appreciate my input on here but its their issue not mine 🙂

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    @ruddy just answer this last question and i promise i will leave you alone and not write another bad word about you

    were abouts in northern ireland are you from?

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  • G

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #25

    I remember when I had only been to 12 matches, I was stood in the old paddock, I couldn’t see a thing cos it was all standing, sometime in the early 1970’s, and somebody p**sed down my back! Halcyon days.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Yo…What if I make it your issue? 😉

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  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Haha.. who is coming up with these news? NUFC have a very strict transfer policy and have shown no intention of letting go of it. This is clearly just pure paper talk and on top of that shows exactly how little these “journalists” actually know about nufc. The only point of writing this crap is to get people to click on their links so they can get increased ad earnings. Please do not give these guys the honor of blogging about this kind of nonsense.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #28

    kevy has three tato’s on his body so he is really a spuds troll …

    Carvalho was a good player, but then so was Jackie Charlton…

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #29

    kevy
    Ur seriously just showing urself up bud I have nothing against u personally but trying to stir up a fight out of nothing and throwing bile towards another mag wont gain u many friends

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #30

    WWYCD

    As always, the voice of eternal reason haha Yeah no worries, and for the record, personally you’re one of a number of people here whose opinion I really respect. 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Ibiza
    Then I shall rethink my existance whilst rocking in a corner crying

    Or I would follow my name and do what Yohan Cabaye would do 😉

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  • Super Magpie

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #32

    I see someone is arguing with ruddy again over nothing.
    This happened the other day, it’s like people don’t like you ruddy. 🙂

    No, but seriously kevymartins stop making a fool of yourself, you’re only digging a deeper hole for yourself.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Kevy I don’t see how it is at all relevant where about in Northern Ireland I am from. But let me assure you, giving you that information is the last thing I am going to do.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #34

    @Super Magpie

    I am beginning to see a pattern emerge….and that pattern is there are a lot of wrong people out there 😛

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #35

    @wwycd your right fella

    i woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning

    @ruddy im sincerely sorry i dont know what i was thinking you dont have to accept my apology and i will never bother you again on here i give you my word

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Ruddy
    Haha I wouldnt say voice of reason haha and cheers mate I respect ur opinion too mate…even if u dont have any NUFC tattoos hahaha sorry kevy couldnt resist

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #37

    I wonder if this ridiculous carvahalio story has come from a blogger suggesting him yesterday!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Yo…..I’m going to distance myself from this now. I am in no way support the implied actions of what Yo might do. 🙂

    OCB….(Ruddy, I hope you don’t mind if I adopt this new name for you)…Seems you’ve built quite the reputation you bad ass. Are you in need of some OV anger management or social skills classes? 😉

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #39

    This blog has turned into a bitch fest , all little cliquey groups backing up one another lol quite sad but humerus

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #40

    kevy
    Big of u to apologise mate and I hope its sincere

    Tell u what I should of gotten on to that rilley kid who went hell for leather after Daley I could of sorted that right up after 10 minutes without police being involved 😉

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