Newcastle Nervous About Losing Players This Week


Steven Taylor had a decent game at center-back alongside Fab Coloccini on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in the 2-0 defeat, and it will be important that Steven reproduces last season’s form if Newcastle are again to do well in the Premier League this season.

Steven Taylor – showing off new strip earlier this summer

Newcastle players have been linked with moves away from the club over the summer transfer window, although there was good news yesterday when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that Cheick Tiote was a good player,  but he was not moving to the north London club.

But maybe it’s Yohan Cabaye who the Gunners are after, which was reported in the Sunday Express yesterday.

Alan  Pardew has said repeatedly that he is worried about losing some of his top players before September 1st, and in truth, if we have all our top stars still at Newcastle next Saturday morning,  it will be a relief.

Steven Taylor seems a little concerned about it too, as he said this in the Newcastle Journal today:

“Everybody will keep talking about what might or might not happen until the transfer window finishes.”  “For me, I can’t wait for it to end. It’ll be nice to put an end to the speculation about players at our club.”

“We just want to see it all finished at the start of September so we can draw a line under things and move forward.” “It’ll be nice when it’s put to bed and we can forget about it.”

“We’ve got a big week coming up. We did really well out in Greece last week and stuck to our game plan well.” “We got the away goal, so that’s set us up nicely to bring them back to St James’.

“Hopefully, we can put in another strong performance and get through to the next round.”   “Saturday’s defeat in London will be forgotten about if Newcastle finish off the job against their European opponents and make it through to the group stages.”

Andy Carroll was again on the bench yesterday, as it becomes clear he is not in Brendan Rodger’s future planes, but he did come on in the 84th minute,  and had a header cleared off the line, and that could have seen Liverpool get the win.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool will loosen up on the fee they want for the big Geordie striker, but our inkling is that they will not, and Andy will still be a Liverpool player come Saturday morning.

But if we can get Debuchy through the door, which looks possible if not probable,  we suppose we would be happy enough, but Douglas would also be a good acquisition and would help out our defense this season.

What do you think?

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44 comments so far

  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Cabs and Mr T aren’t going anywhere!!!

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  • Harley

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    If it was a choice I’d take debuchy over Douglas.
    All 3 would be amazing (Carroll too)!
    My order of preference, Carroll, debuchy, Douglas.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    A couple of top quality signings, no outgoings and a win against atromitos and villa and it will restore the goerdie buzz roond the toon!

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s going to be constant talk about outgoings this week.

    Already today I’ve read that bids are expected for Cabs, Colo, Benny and Tiote.

    Pathetic journalism picking on ambling that has proven time and time again that they are not a selling club.

    Pardew hardly protects us by openly talking about ‘keeping hold of our big players’ but this far into the window only Real, Chelsea, Barca, City and PSG Could afford our asking prices. It’s not going to happen.

    We will retain and add and if not I’m going to dust of the delorean and go back in time to the mid 90’s!!

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  • putra_hayzad

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Just get debuchy and one more striker and we be perfect squad but also need to kept our best player

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Great scott!

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    * ambling? A club

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  • putra_hayzad

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    And we need debuchy to convice cabaye to stay .

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    If you believe the papers you may as well just put a block of cheese in your head instead of a brain

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Hey mcfly!

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  • carrollsinger

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Krul
    Deb colo Taylor santon
    Tiote
    Hba. Cabaye
    Cisse. Carroll. BA.

    What a team

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  • jimiley

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Our players are going nowhere. They have all said they love the Toon. they are all under contract. Just reject any bids. Simples. Why should the manager be worried?

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Anita nicked a lovely ball from Hazard in the opening minutes of the game, then gave it away. He will come good and form I think a formidable triangle with Tiote and Cabaye.

    OVOVOVOVOVOVOVOV

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    I honestly don’t think any of our players are leaving. All the big clubs have done there business and seem to have brought in players in thye similar style as ours e.g. Man City Rodwell.
    Arsenal Cazorla, Groiund, Podolski
    Man Utd Kawaga, Van Persie
    Chelsea Hazard, Marin, Oscar

    Don’t really think we need to worry.

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #15

    putra_hayzad as much as cabaye would appreciate having his pal here I’m sure he aint gonna up sticks if we don’t get him in. Its clear debz wants to come, its clear were trying to get him in and its clear lille are being arsey. So I’m sure cabaye appreciates the facts and I doubt this affects his loyalty either way to be fair

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Spuggy
    Agreed, I think he will take a few games to get into the swing of the Prem but he’ll be fine. Him, Tiote, with Cabaye pushing on in midfield would work well.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #17

    Carroll for me, get the big lad brought home.

    Debuchy & Douglas would be cool but we need another striker.

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  • hatem786

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #18

    we should buy players NOT SELL players

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Anybody else think we could see a deadline day domino effect again?!

    Liverfool sign Dempsey – Big Andy back to the toon?! He can hop back on that helicopter, tail between his legs and score 20 goals this season to make amends!

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Has anyone else heard the rumor going about that Carroll had Rodgers in a head lock whilst training last week. Apparently Rodgers was talking to him and Andy shock his head. Rodgers pushed him to get his attention as Andy turned round. Carroll reacted by getting him into a head lock. Staff had to pull him off.
    If that true, thats one clever way of forcing a transfer haha

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  • stevetoon85

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Debuchy would be a fantastic signing if we manage to pull it off, French international right back in his prime for £7m….great deal. Not convinced AT ALL by Douglas, veeeeeeeery slow and error prone. Don’t think he would work well with Colo in the slightest.

    Andy Carroll….lets face it, the lad played well in the Premier League for 5 months of his career when he wa with us. If you forget (yes i know its hard) we sold him for £35. If you base his performances over the past 18 months, can anyone really justify him being worth more than £15m!?!?!?

    If you can…..seriously, stop kidding yourself!!! If he wasn’t a geordie not one Newcastle fan would sign him!!! FACT!!!!!

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #22

    TBH I would love Carroll back here.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Nico – if so that’s quality. But can’t believe it myself. Don’t think even big AC would be that daft again!

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24

    stevetoon85
    In reality he’s worth 8-10m. I think he would be an important signing for us though. He can play, he’s strong, can score goals, good in the air. If we got him for 12-13m I’d be happy. It does seem Ashley is keen to get him back, whether thats just to rub Liverpool’s nose in it is to be seen.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Steve – I agree with you regards AC. £13-15mil and I would snap him up. He had 7 mins run out yesterday and was very good I have to say. Won absolutely everything in the air and man Citeh struggled to adjust going from short passing to long delivery football. At that price I say we should bring the lad home.

    Just because he was sold for £35mil doesn’t mean that was his valuation.

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Mancini wants a piece of transfer action by Friday!
    Maybe he should go in for a certain Geordie striker, only 17m! (chuckle)

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #27

    I respect everybody’s opinion’s on carroll. I’m not one of these petulant bloggers who argue’s with people of a different opinion. Disagreement is a healthy part of life.

    One of my many problems with carroll coming back is where does he rank with our strikers? Do we play him central and sacrifice two lads who scored 30+ goals together in their FIRST season? Because that’s what andy would want. He would want to be the main man, he would want to be the next shearer again. He would want the lions share of opportunities. Well I for one aint having it. No thanks. Like I’ve said he can go to stoke and do well but not here. Not for me

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Wish people would give it up over carroll. We’ve got Ba who’s good in the air and Cisse aint the worst. He’s not another dimension. What we need is a campbell type striker and before you say it- how’s he going to get experience? By being played.

    If we want free flowing good to watch football it’s got to be

    Krul

    Debuchy Colo M’Biwa / Saylor Santon

    Anita Cabaye Tiote

    Benny Cisse Marveux/Gameiro

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #29

    What other strikers are around for 15m?

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #30

    I too will be glad when the window shuts but I’m still holding on for one more signing.

    stevetoon85

    Totally agree with you on Douglas, he’d make a poor pairing with Colo and is a decent player who is very error prone as you say. Sort of like Titus Bramble… but a bit better to be fair. Will make a great last ditch tackle one minute then fall asleep and let a cross drift over his head the next.

    If we could get Carroll for £15M or less, and get his wage down to something around the £50/60k p/w mark (I think he’s currently on 90) then I’d have him back. Just don’t see it happening though.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #31

    If we sign one more player, mbwia would be great. If not debuchy will do nicely.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #32

    We do not need Carroll as we have plenty of target me at the club; we need pace & versatility up front i.e. Gameiro, Remy & Dembelé.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #33

    PbNcl – Respect your opinion mate but I believe that SHOULD AC return, he will be under no illusions that he woul have to work his socks of to get back to where he once was. He won’t be expecting to walk into the side at all, but having the 3 would allow for great rotation. The thought of he and Campbell in Europe is mouth watering. Reminds me of the shearer / Bellamy days and we all know how successful that was.

    He has a massive point to prove and a lot to prove to us fans, and a player with that kind of desire is a dangerous one! I honestly think he will do well back here, should the money side of it work out well and we aren’t breaking any banks to pick him up.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #34

    First of all, we need to hang to every player on the books, with the possible exception of Simpson who seems to have had his head turned by other clubs, and who also refuses to sign a new contract !

    Then Debuchy or Pieters, not both. Douglas would be okay too but his agents and his club have been pissing us around for the last five months now. he,s a good player but has issues with agents and Natuionality etc! Also has a feisty attitude when it comes to bad challenges or arguing with the Ref!

    We also need an extra striker, not sure who? but i am willing to trust Carr on this. It is also noticable that the most names linked on here are not strikers but defensive mid-fielders or wingers! An out and out striker, well i aint seen many people linked to us.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #35

    Have to agree I wouldn’t mind Carroll back, but pace is key.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #36

    If only Giusseppe Rossi was fit. He’d have been the perfect signing with his versatility, creativity, pace & attacking threat also available to sign with Villarreal relegated.

    I’d be prepared to wait till he’s fit in the new year, bring him on loan with view to a permanent move (depending Villarreal’s price tag for him).

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Torq

    If we bring carroll back we might as well flog all our midfield ball players and tell Simpson to stick to what he does, ie hoof it.
    is that what you want? Is that really what you want?

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  • Oldgit1

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #38

    noticed that for the chelsea match we did not have a striker on the bench, bringing on rtaylor and perch on as subs really gave the chelsea team the wobblys….Not
    We havnt a plan b if cisse or ba are not functioning, so would say we are in need of a young stiker as soon as.
    Not convinced about carrol though and cant see us buying him, esp for the sum being bounded about.
    Infact Im sure that MA has now said that a players limit is 7m and wont go any higher, I believe the amount of 9m for cisse will be a record fee for sometime to come, or perhaps the 10m for colo. (this was an after thought)
    For me a striker is a must for us to make progress, those pushing for A.Campbell should realise he is too young and light weight for the prem, plus a defender if possible.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #39

    Nico

    oh yeah bring back a thug who does that to his manager!!!
    we dodged a bullet ffs

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  • Oldgit1

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #40

    noticed that for the chelsea match we did not have a striker on the bench, bringing on rtaylor and perch on as subs really gave the chelsea team the wobblys….Not
    We havnt a plan b if cisse or ba are not functioning, so would say we are in need of a young stiker as soon as.
    Not convinced about carrol though and cant see us buying him, esp for the sum being bounded about.
    Infact Im sure that MA has now said that a players limit is 7m and wont go any higher, I believe the amount of 9m for cisse will be a record fee for sometime to come, or perhaps the 10m for colo. (this was an after thought)
    For me a striker is a must for us to make progress, those pushing for A.Campbell should realise he is too young and light weight for the prem, plus a defender if possible.

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