Newcastle After Continental Striker – Here’s Some Available


Alan Pardew gave two different statements on Sunday regarding big Andy Carroll, one was that Newcastle were looking for a younger alternative, and the other was that Alan personally would love to have big Andy back on Tyneside.

Loic Remy –  could be decent buy for Newcastle

There will be lots of news about Newcastle in the transfer market this week, but the good news is that it will all come to a grinding halt on Friday at 11:00pm, when the transfer window finally slams shut.

We would hope Newcastle can bring in at least one defender and one striker by that time.

The news on Shola Ameobi today is not good, and he could be out a few more weeks with his hamstring injury – is Shola injury prone or is Shola injury prone?

But the injuries Shola keeps picking up – he injured himself in the warm up for the Tottenham game – should give Newcastle a clue that they need at least one more experienced striker in their ranks by Friday.

The Newcastle Journal are reporting today that Newcastle will go after some young continental alternatives, and three of them we know are  20 year-old John Guidetti of Manchester City, 19 year-old Luc Castaignos of Inter Milan and of course Loic Remy of Marseilles, who is 25, but he’s older than Andy.

But if Newcastle ever wanted Luc Castaignos, we have missed out on him, because he signed for €6M (about £4.7M) for FC Twente in late July, as a replacement for Luuk de Jong who went to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

So two strikers Newcastle could remain interested in are John Guidetti, the Swedish 20 year-old striker and 25 year-old Loic Remy, who was a target of Newcastle over four years ago, when he was still at Lyon and before he signed for Nice.

Loic moved to Marseilles in August of 2010 for a fee thought to be around €15M (about £11.8M), and he may be too expensive for Newcastle, and it looks like his contract runs out in 2015 and not next summer, as had been reported.

We’re not sure who else Newcastle could be after, but we’ve been linked with 26 year-old Swedish striker Ole Toivenon, who we don’t rate too highly, and he’s also older than big Andy.

Newcastle lost Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best over the summer and with Shola Ameobi getting injured regularly in his Newcastle career, the club definitely needs to sign another striker that can do a job in the Newcastle first team, and we cannot rely too much on Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba this season.

Newcastle would still bring big Andy back if Liverpool would lower the fee that want for him, thought to be around £20M, but we don’t think they will.

Who do you think we should be going after this week?

It seems in the poll we ran in early August, Newcastle fans seemed to favor Loic Remy, but he’s older than the big Geordie striker.

Which Striker Would Be The Best Buy For Newcastle?

  • Loic Remy for £9M (60%, 3,676 Votes)
  • John Guidetti for £7M (23%, 1,426 Votes)
  • Andy Carroll for £15M (14%, 842 Votes)
  • Luc Castaignos for £6M (3%, 196 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,140

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33 comments so far

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    wow 6,000 votes already but no comments?? this weeks getting stranger…..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Gateshead
    Its a very old poll was done about a month ago!!
    I’ll tell ya what as well hyphen that milburn what a money grubbing so and so he was no loyaltiy!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Pretty sure that’s an old one mate that Ed’s used as the article is relevant 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    tads…Don’t say that name to me. Makes my blood boil!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    a know pal a was just messing, try and distract the masses from martching on shearers house with pitchforks demanding answers on why he stayed and scored all them goals for us, like proper keeping all the goals to himself the greedy b*****d!!

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Loic Remy £9mil … where does this figure get plucked from? More like £15+…

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  • Tooooon

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    i doubt we will bring anyone else in this summer, seems like the board are too lazy. But oh well, as long as we can keep our players, and our young guns manage to stay fit then I think we will do well… Still a little concerned about Anita from what I’ve seen of him in the past 2 and a half games; he still seems a little weak on the ball, but nodoubt he’ll settle in…. I think we need a new striker and a new full-back in the squad by next Friday. Q striker is more vital as we’ve lost Best and Loverkrands and we know how injury prone Shola is…

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m beginning to wonder if Newcastle have got themselves into a bit of a pickle re strikers?

    1. Pardew wanted Cisse up top, with Demba Ba going short, and I thought it would work, but it may not, unless Ba goes on the left, which surely loses his impact?
    2. Cisse may not be the ideal man to up top as he doesnt hold the ball up well, and is more of a finisher than a creator.
    3. Getting the best formation on the pitch means sacrificing either a brilliant finisher ( Cisse) or a better footballer ( Ba )
    4. Playing 4-4-2 is the obvious answer and this should work in theory, but so far doesnt.

    Its a tough one for Pards, but may be borne of a mistake thinking that 4-4-2 with the two big guys working closely together, centrally, would work?

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  • Tooooon

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    What I’m more concerned about is why Ed is on at 1.30 in the morning!!

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  • hdavid23

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    im starting to think Pardews deliberately trying to confuse everyone, so no other teams would know who were really after…

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    you’s lot must think im simple!! hahaha

    im not really……i think

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  • kkma

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #12

    No any players being sold in this transfer window will be good. I don’t think Ashley will spend big for Mr. 35M. Give chance to Adam Campbell !

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Negative comment of the day goes to:

    Tooooon

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    toooon

    ed is a cyborg, created to supply nufcblog for the masses

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    From last thread it jus proves how negative Nufc fans been 3 transfer windows since Carroll left n no big players been sold for massive fees n toon fans act like it happens every window

    And as for pardew talking about what does he say that isn’t true until we reach champions league then we could lose players what u all fail to see Is Ashly sets really high prices n wants cash upfront puts teams off

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #16

    The problem with 4-4-2 is not only the central midfield area being crowded out but the fact we have Jonas on the left.

    He spends more time in his own half then csusing an attacking threat.

    You need to pull the opposition out and put them on the back foot but he doesn’t and hasnt for 3 seasons.

    If were going to stick with 4-4-2 it needs to be Marv or Ober out on the left.

    Anyway has anyone seen Douglas??

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  • kkma

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #17

    No any players being sold in this transfer window will be good. I don’t think Ashley will spend big. Give chance to Adam Campbell !

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #18

    beattie25

    he did at the start of last season im sure?? when he scored that goal against wolves, from the start to the end of the season he seemed to lose a few yards of pace

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #19

    That young Senegalese Olympic forward seems the more Ashley like buy, around 2m I think was the speculated rate, it’s whether we would go into the ACON side again and risk losing all 3 in the new year. Would the youngster get into the squad too??

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    Beattie…I think Guti is far better suited to a CM role these days, however, in that 1st half against Spurs, he was the stand out player for me and one of the few that seemed to be trying to make something happen. Still, I think if we can keep / get Marveaux firing on all cylinders, him and Benny either side should be deadly.

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  • Therapyman

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #21

    John Guidetti is still out injured after eating bad chicken before(!) the euorpean cup.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    We will sign players! I’ve staked my future on the blog on it.

    There is no way Pardew and co. will let me leave this blog for all eternity!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m looking forward to seeing a Carroll/Campbell combo.

    Genuine Geordie strike force.

    #BringAndyHome

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    @deeeeano

    (That young Senegalese Olympic forward) Moussa Konate has signed for Russian club Krasnodar. 23rd Aug 2012.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Beattie…..Surely you didn’t? This window’s really playing with your head isn’t it mate?

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #26

    I’m looking forward to Carlton Cole/Geoff Horsefield strikeforce.

    Hoof ball football.

    #pardewout

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Andy Carroll in a black and white shirt sent shivers down my spine on a number of unforgettable occasions. He was at times a remarkable and unstoppable force of nature – a freak of nature and he’s a Geordie. I’d be as thrilled as I was when Keegan signed as a player, or Shearer, or Ginola if he were brought back. He belongs in Newcastles’ heavy number 9, Papiss Cisse or not.

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  • bollance

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    May we be keeping our powder dry until Jan like last year. It meant we picked up Cisse for an incredible price.

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  • bollance

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #29

    One thing we dont want to do is have no cash and dip into loan market with no option to buy. We would never pay to develop another clubs player, like l’fools paying £5m for Sahin, with no option to buy!

    Instead do loan deals like HBA, genius. (genius has a double meaning there)

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #30

    We wont get Carroll unless Liverpool Get The Yank !!!!!! There Will be a Big Massive panic on Friday !!!!!! Debouchy a New Striker and Centre Back as we will qualify and then realise we need more Soldiers for the Europa !!!!

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  • Owldman

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Looks like the Mackems are trying to pinch Dempsey Daily Mirror if they can be believed Fulham are supposed to be in talks with Sunderland over possible transfer if that happened although i hate the Mackems it would really stick it up Livershite.Who if gossip is correct are trying to sell Adam & Downing to raise funds to buy Sturridge well the fees for those 2 might just buy half of Sturridge,it gets more hilarious by the day.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #32

    @hatem
    Ahh, bolloocks!!

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  • NUFC.Westy

    Aug 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Remy would be a better signing than carrol by far. Carrol is decent but not worth 15m

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