West Ham To Let Newcastle Target Leave In January


If Newcastle’s bid for Loic Remy of Marseilles is not successful this month, Newcastle may go after former striker target Modibo Maiga, who is at West Ham at the moment, and reports say he’d like to join Newcastle.

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Modibo Maiga – could be joining Newcastle

But the 23 year-old Mali International’s form since he joined West Ham from French club Sochaux in the summer has been mediocre at best, and he’s scored only two league goals, and we wonder why Newcastle would try to sign him,  after he failed a medical in December of 2011 at Newcastle.

But West Ham are willing to let him move on this month, and use the money they get to strengthen their squad, and we suppose if Newcastle really want him he could be brought to Tyneside, but we wonder how good a player he is in the Premier League?

But a West Ham source confirmed yesterday they would let him go:

“We’ll listen to offers for Modibo.”

If Newcastle have learned anything from their relegation season four years ago,  it’s that they should use this window to fortify the squad, but that’s always difficult to do in January, and that’s what we should have done it in the summer.

But nobody would have thought Newcastle would have lost 11 of their first 21 league games this season, after doing so well last season.

But that’s what’s happened, and now we’re in a relegation fight for our survival.

Maiga has played 16 times for the Hammers with four goals in all competitions this season.

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299 comments so far

  • yorkymag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #1

    No please not another African mercenary

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    We’re not after Maiga, this is bullocks, just leave it dead.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew telling Cisse he has to “step up”. What exactly is his problem? He has scored 6 goals from the wing!!! We sell our main scorer yet still he plays him out wide!!

    If Santon had half a brain Cisse would have had 2 last night. Failure to pass there was a joke.

    Pards, if you play Cisse as a lone striker he will finish the season with 20 or more. Simple as that. Put a good, creative midfield 5 behind him and we will win games, providing you buy some defenders.

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  • bambams

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed…Behave or are you genuinely trying to wind us up !!!!

    No , No , never

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Doesnt look good at all we just need a player who will run the channels all day long e.g. Bellamy. This will stretch the opposition defence and give more room for cisse to make runs in behind.

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  • Kyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    If maiga is our answer then it seems we have accepted relegation already.

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  • JazzMag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Why would be interested? He already failed a medical and he has not exactly been prolific at west ham. Carlton Cole is preferred to him, surely that says a lot!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    @sirtoongospel
    Do u have a quote on that or did u just read a headline?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Why would pay more to get him now when we had through the door and decided to pull the plug?
    Non story!

    Torq/ppb
    For me colo is in a position where we’ve made him undroppable you cant drop your captain, but he needs some pressure for competition and his leadership qualities have been seriously lacking this season
    No doubt he’s a great cb but complacency seems to be creeping in this season but that could be said for half the squad!
    Stevie T and willo are the same player this season so we desperatly need a first team CB and another to keep pressure on our current 3 senior CB’s
    Also glad tiote is off to ACON tbh he’s been a liability this season and by far the worst player on the pitch for the last 5 games his head needs screwing back on some of the free kicks he gives away knowing how weak we are on set pieces is nothing short of plain stupidity
    But he’s another player who the club have built up to indespendable to the team so i fully expect him to stroll into the starting line uo when back

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    If Maiga is the answer, what was the effin question!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Could someone post one of these socalled reliable links stating Newcastle are interested in Maiga?

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    We have some “easy” games coming up, we need to start build our confidence in those, and going forward i think we can.
    A couple of clean sheets would do us a world of good too tho, cause all the defenders must think they’re not good enough atm.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Ollieh
    How could things get worse??

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14

    I’d just like to add another opinion to the whole ‘we can’t compete with the big boys!’.

    I agree with this statement and we shouldn’t even be trying to compete with the city’s united’s and the chelsea’s of the leauge but by god we should be able to compete with Stoke, Everton, Villa and Norwich.

    Its pathetic that we spent the least this season. There is no defending that. It isn’t about competing with the big boys, it’s about competing with every other team and wenate failing terribly.

    Even so, a good manager can get the very best out of a poor team. A poor manager can only bring out the very worse in a good team.

    From the beginning to now we have not only seen bad results hit very poor football. Even in the games we played well it wasn’t for a sustained period or it ever looked comfertable for us.

    I fear that even if we could compete with Fulham financially we could never compete with Pardew as our blunt spearhead.

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  • Jayden

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew said: “I think we all know that Papiss is a natural goalscorer. He’s had to play on the side, but he will play through the middle for us. We need to make sure we’re strong enough in midfield, and get the distribution to him.”
    ..Is what we’ve been saying for.. how long?

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  • bambams

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    SSN has just said Arsenal defender ‘Djourou’ (sorry boys just caught the end did not see the spelling) was having talks about a move away….Were we not linked with hime a few weeks ago ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Dannyo
    Thats because at the moment, there not
    The goals we’ve been conceding our so weak we cant even clear our lines whenever theres a loose ball in the area we just panic and start hacking at it and in the end we seem to clear it about 8 yards

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #18

    Maiga is an average player , him and Remy should never be mentioned in the same breath

    PLEASE SIGN SOME QUALITY PLAYERS YOU COCKNEY TWATS .. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE US DO WELL WHY DONT YOU JUST BUGGER OFF AND PURCHASE SPURS OR SOMETHING . WE ARE NOT A FLEA MARKET STAND THAT YOU CAN USE TO MAKE SOME EXTRA CHANGE WHILE DRAGGING THROUGH THE MUD

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo it’s all over. I will post the SKY link

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  • outsidethebox

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    KrulG4ME
    yeah ref martin atkinson was shocking last night ..but he has been censored twice by fa after moyes complaints …main thoughts about match was that toon need defensive captain capable of complaining to ref about decisions …ameobi was pushed by distin almost every high ball but shola didn,t have gamesmanship a la fellini to go down ..
    need leader on pitch….quality centre back …and rest for williamson +shola +tiote

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/9777360/Newcastle-United-manager-Alan-Pardew-counting-on-Papiss-Cisse-to-step-up-and-fire-club-to-safety.html

    Says we need to get him where he was last season. For me, he looks a more all round player. But playing him up front would be a nice start

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Santon,

    Top 10 finish this season. Im hoping for 8th.

    I agree mr tuff we have current problems, but i dont think there as bad as people think. There not problems that cant be rectified once we have a first team 11 WE want to play and a few new faces in. Im not worried in the slightest at the moment, We just need to ride this tough time out. The quality will shine through once their back.

    Now if we were playing are best 11 with full first teamers on the bench and we went on this kind of run. Then i’d be panicking.

    Big style.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    @tads
    Ye, but look at them. Collo and Krul specifically, Santon was great all season until maybe the last 3-4 games, he’s been completely in shambles.
    It’s quite obvious that there’s a complete lack of confidence, we know these players to be solid as rocks.
    We need to catch a couple of breaks in succession here and move up the table to see the light again.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #24

    Is Maiga really only 23 – he looks closer to 28 or 29 🙂 lol

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #25

    @ Ben3arfa // Jan 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Well said

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #26

    The fact he has only been at west ham for 6 months and they are ready to sell speaks volumes really. Id be really surprised if we went in for this lad. Especially after the farce in the past we had. Although i do think that was a ploy because we wanted Cisse

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Dannyo
    Obviously confidence is on the floor but i still think complacency is playing a huge role theres no competetion in the back line if some one is out of form who do you drop them for?

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #28

    @sirtoongospel
    Playing on the wing has certainly improved some of his play, his ball retention is pretty good now compared to before, where more or less anyone could get the ball out of his feet.
    His first touch has improved slightly too.
    He’ll come good, i think most of us belive that.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Outside

    You are absolutley right Neville was in the refs ear all night and even when there was the penalty shout,which I have not seen on tv and was hard to see at the game ,he went straight to the ref and made it clear he got the ball
    I wonder where he learnt that
    Contrast to a prick on the touch line with his hands in his pocket

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Toon prodigy

    And whatskes you think that as soon as our first 11 are back again some won’t get injured?

    That’s football! The problem isn’t with who starts it’s with who covers and the tactics on the pitch

    We need either massive investment in this brief transfer window or a man who can get the best out of these misfiring players.

    Do you fully believe we’ll get either?

    For me we are gambling with our future as always and we will get minimal investment and Pardew will be given until the end of the season where it could have been too late.he should’ve gone 5 games ago but we’ll see what happens this month.

    I’d like to be pleasantly surprised but nothing has surprised me this season.

    I really think if we lose the next 2 we are down.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #31

    @tads
    That too is probably part of the reason.
    Maybe it started with complacency and it went too far and has now gone into lack of confidence due to our results.

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #32

    @ Toon-Prodigy // Jan 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Its the same bleeding defense as last season, bar now Debuchy???

    You think Steven Taylor is going to make that much of a difference, it’s clear, we can score goals, but at the moment even the the U11 girls netball team will score a goal against that defence

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #33

    cant sign for 2 prem clubs in a season so a waste of time

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Wes it’s not defence it’s midfield how many times!!!

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  • keeganjr

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #35

    This is BS.. MOVE ON, NEXT!!! Quality players now and we need them before the 12th og january.. BECAUSE WE NEED POINTS ON THE BOARD… I DO NOT WANT WANKERSHIP,OK ASHLEY… BLURP BLURP

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    As much as it pains me to say this lads……

    Would loved to have had ol’ steak face Harry here, now there is a proper manager, who would have this team fighting for a top four spot, ok ok top six then 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #37

    @WesJameson
    Saylor will make a difference cause Saylor bloody cares about the club.

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  • bambams

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #38

    SSN just stated from reports in the Independant we have offered complete set of new strips with tracksuits (Sports Direct logo’s) to Marseille for Loic Remy….. (£10 million)

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #39

    @ yorkymag // Jan 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    ahhh come on mate, Colo is a shadow of the player he was last season, and Williamson is and always has been a donkey

    I agree, the lack of the real Tiote has cost us as well, but the defense is majorly to blame

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Today is the day I am starting to dislike Pardew…

    Cisse must step up? How you twat whlst playing on LW.
    Delivery into the box has been poor. No creativity. Cisse is a poacher and finisher not a chance creator. I would leave that for HBA Cabaye and Marveaux.

    Comment on Cisse is insane and totally out of order he binned him practically when BA was playing. What a bafoon

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