Are Newcastle Still After A Center-Back?


Sky Sports reported yesterday that several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, were tracking 19 year-old Leicester City defender Liam Moore, hut of course we have no idea if that news is true.

Liam Moore – talented young Leicester defender

Liam was born in Loughborough, and can play at center-back or right back, so he is the kind of young versatile defender Newcastle are on the lookout for. Of course Newcastle have signed 19 year-old Curtis Good from Melbourne Heart, and the young Australian comes highly rated and can play at center-back or left back.

Liam Moore has only recently become a first teamer at Leicester under their manager and former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson, and has started all three games for the Foxes so far this season.

The youngster spent some time on loan at Bradford last season, where he played 22 times for the Yorkshire club, and he has been capped at the England U17 level, but we done’y know if there’s any truth in this report.

Moore is in the final year of his contract and therefore could come at in a cut price deal, which is something something Newcastle are always on the lookout for, and if the news is to be believed, WBA are also interested in the defender.

And if the recent news is to be believed, then Newcastle and Fulham are both  after FC Twente Brazilian center-back Douglas, and earlier this week a fee was agreed between Fulham and Twente, but we wonder if that news was true?

Newcastle have only three experienced recognized center-backs at the moment in Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Williamson, and we were short of central defenders last season when first Mike Williamson was about for almost five months, and then in early December Steven Taylor injured his Achilles, and was out for the rest of the season.

But with the acquisition of 19 year-old Australian Curtis Good, and the good form of  of the very solid James Perch as a stand-in center-back for Coloccini so far this season,  Newcastle may feel they have enough cover at center-back for the season.

What do you think?

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368 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #1

    umm already signed Curtis Good?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    No Tiote.

    Let’s all stand up and applaud the Hazard Show on saturday.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I lived in Leicester throughout my teens and my parents are still there. The news from home is that Moore is an excellent player already and will only improve. However, despite his off performance yesterday I think tav has a big future and i can’t see this having any substance.

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  • toon1707

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think we will sign a centre back this window I think we will get a full back and striker and that is all my prefered 2 would be remy and van der weil although everyone will have there own opinion of who they would like to se signed

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  • rainrix

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Dont see the point of signing another young CB . We need experience dammit! 🙂

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  • t00ntime

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Am i the only one waiting and hoping for ssn to say adam johnson snubs sunderland as nufc come in with a 10mil bid, adam is on his way to newcastle for a medical

    Seriously if we wanted to pay 12mil for carrol, 10mil for johnson is an absolubte bargain. And he is a nufc fan, it will be unfair for us o let him go to the unwashed.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    ilovetoon

    Source?

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  • Indiesinc

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Missed out on Azpilicueta, lets hope that means we are actually going to make a proper offer for the frenchman who shall not be named. I wont hold my breath tho……..

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t want any signings. Couldn’t stand everyone to be happy for the season. How boring would that be and what would we discuss?

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza I’d go one step further and hope we start shipping out our internationals. I love pure rage and frustration, especially on here.

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  • bollance

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #11

    No harm in signing development team players. If we have too many send the surplus out on loan. Loan club pays the wage, we get a loan fee and the player get vital experience and returns a better player.

    Every season arsenal have over 10 players out on loan most in football league, some in prem and the rest in top euro leagues. Don’t know for a fact but they probably bring through the most players from their youth team in prem yet maintain champions league every season. Very difficult achievement!!

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  • lukes26

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #12

    adam johnson did get playing time at mancity because he failed at defensive duties. No chance newcastle would be interested.

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  • adwend

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #13

    every body in the top six last year has spent over 30 million on comings and goings newcastle 4 million so much for kicking on

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  • rainrix

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Tds …. The provis squad was realsed earlier tiotes not in it apparently. Dunno where it came from lyk

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    A week ago, so many of you were saying “Bale is going to tear Simpson to pieces! We’ll lose 3 or 4 nil!”.

    That didn’t happen – infact, completely the opposite happened.

    Now it’s all “Hazard will tear Simpson to pieces! We’ll lose 3 or 4 nil!”

    *face palm*

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Lukes 26

    He hardly got any playing time, but your right about the defensive part.
    Mancini didn’t play him because of that. Then again, does silva and Tevez come back and defend?

    FatmanJoe
    There would be a monementous meltdown on here. I can only imagine how bad it was when we sold Carroll.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Fatman…I like the way you think. Hmmm…topics of rage for this evening folks?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #18

    rainrix

    It was from the Daily Mail mate – but the official site says this:

    Newcastle – Hatem Ben Arfa is available for selection, having sat out the midweek Europa League qualifier due to a European ban. He could be joined back in the squad by captain Fabricio Coloccini, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote, who all missed the Magpies’ trip to Greece through knocks. Manager Alan Pardew is likely to make a host of changes to his starting line-up from that fixture, with only striker Papiss Cisse expected to remain.

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  • t00ntime

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #19

    @lukes26 ben arfa didnt defend for half of last season and pardew changed him… He know defends and attacks

    ………——krul—-
    Simmo-colo-saylor-santon
    ——-anita–tiote-cabs
    ——hba—ba/cisse—johnson

    Come on, thats a great first team, u can even make it more attacking by pushing cabaye and anita foward or more defensive by bringing tiote and anita back.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Super…Everyone was happy when we sold Carroll. He is after all a useless one trick pony….or is that just now?

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  • stephen1971

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #21

    why would we want him, he,d only warm the bench coz hba is far better imo, johnson is terrible defensivly where hba works his socks off getting back now, makes no sense to me, 10 mill get remy in

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza
    No drama no fun!!

    TDS
    save that face palm for kets on saturday when simmo has another good gane as he did vs spuds!

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  • rainrix

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Tds… Ah right so people over reacting again :).

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #24

    tads…that’s what they say. Can you imagine a happy blog full of optimism? Yuck 🙂

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  • bollance

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Spanish prince

    We could discuss Amalfitano cameo yesterday. Couldn’t watch any preseason game as no proper Internet connection so first glimps of him. Watched el Classico after toon game and Amalfitano is a poor man barca player. Looks like he has excellent skill on the ball, quick thinking and can pick a pass. He did more in 10 mins then goslin for 70 mins!

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  • stephen1971

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #26

    adam johnson that is

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #27

    TDS

    Hazard and Simpson are different players. Tbf Bale never has a good game up here, so there was no surprise that he continued that trend last week.Bale is very direct and does what obertan should, run at oppenents and cross the ball.

    Hazard is much for technical and epitomises Chelsea.
    – A good player but a cheating Tw@.
    That’s why he’s won 2 penalties already.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #28

    £12m rising to £14m for Fletcher?! Joke of the day.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #29

    bollance

    That’s a good description haha. Hopefully we could introduce him to the PL slowly, because if he can impose himself in PL games then he could be some player.

    He didn’t really show it yesterday, but he’s ridiculously quick as well! He was giving defenders 5 metre head starts and just breezing past them.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Bollance
    Amal is an animal!
    That lad oozed class and was unlucky not to score on 2 occasions!

    Ibiza
    It doesnt bear thinking about!

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  • t00ntime

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #31

    @stephen he plays LW & RW…
    Ben arfa RW
    Johnson LW

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #32

    OK I have a Rage Topic for you all.

    I noticed on my bank statement that the DD for my season ticket has the reference “St James Park” ok ok hang on this is going somewhere stay with me…

    Have we all been eroded by the charms of our great benfactor and forgiven him for renaming our ground, or have we sold our souls to the cockney mafia?

    …AAaaaaaang GO!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Amal looked pretty decent. Obviously needs some time to adapt and grow in to the team / league, but looks promising. I think he should have scored last night (after a good move from Obertan).

    Though Gosling looked overwhelmed, which is a shame. I expect big things from him.

    I missed the El Classico, shameful being in Spain I know. In fact, can someone tell me the score? 🙂

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Super Magpie

    My main point is just that despite all the criticism of Simpson, I can’t recall a single occasion where the game ended and I thought ‘[Opposition Player] absolutely terrorised Simpson today!’.

    We’ve seen Hatem run full backs absolutely ragged – and even Gutierez did a couple of times last season. I never think that about Simpson, no matter who he faces.

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #35

    It was 3-2 to barca

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    We have a Mr.Daglish to thank for that.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki…Can I add something to your great rage topic. I prefer the new name 🙂

    And with that, I am leaving….muhahahaha

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #38

    BTW I think HBA’s passing ability is being overlooked, ok he’s not 100% on the killer pass thing yet but with game time I think he will be noted for it, he’s showed a good eye for a run on a number of occasions, plus he is really good at creating space when he really wants to.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Tsunki
    Noooooooooooooooo
    Why tsunki why

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  • lukes26

    Aug 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Super Magpie

    Yeah, I know what you’re saying. Johnson would be like a Ben Arfa. Hatem didnt get games until he showed that he fit into the team concept. He doesnt have the hold-up play necessary to be considered a FWD.

    I think you just answered your own question with Silva…If given the choice in ‘flair’ players, Silva wins over Johnson all day long.

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