Newcastle Trying To Sign Center-Back In January

It tells you just how short Newcastle are for defensive cover these days when they recalled Paul Dummett, the 21 year-old Newcastle-born defender,  from his successful loan spell at St. Mirren.

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Paul Dummett – will stay on Tyneside through January

St. Mirren are anxious to get the lad back, and their attempts earlier this week to get him back on loan failed, and it looks like the Welsh U21 international will stay at Newcastle until at least the end of the month – and he could even add to the debut appearance he made last Saturday.

Paul has benefited greatly from playing 19 games at St. Mirren and with Alan Pardew being so short of back four players, the left footed defender will be kept on Tyneside for the moment, and he has also been impressive since he returned home from Scotland, both in his play and in his attitude.

Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini is still carrying a knock, and we assume he will be fit enough for the Norwich game, otherwise we have no idea who will come in with James Perch and Danny Simpson also injured, and Steven Taylor still not fully fit from his hamstring problem.

Newcastle are said to be looking at center-backs in France and Holland, so there are a number there we could be interested in, and they include Montpelier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is thought to be joining his former team-mate Olivier Giroud at Arsenal.

The Brazilian 6’4″ defender Douglas is available and has just six months left on his contract at FC Twente, and there are a number of Ajax defenders we have been linked with in the past.

Newcastle have also been reported to be interested in 21 year-old French U21 center-back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin of Valenciennes, and the lad has played 5 times for the France U20 side and 3 times for the U21 side and only turned 21 in November.

We just have to hope Newcastle can bring in a center-back as well as a striker this month, and the sooner the better, before we did ourselves into an even deeper hole.

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28 comments so far

  • sticklebricks

    Jan 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Pieters and Mirin before any striker please..

    If we stop gifting goals at the back we don’t need to score many at the other end of the pitch to stay up.

  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 9, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    ask st mire if they want fergy on loan.

  • numba9

    Jan 9, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Remy. Sinclair on loan. Mbwiya. And aldWiereld get them in

  • cockneymagpie90

    Jan 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    I think today is the day there will be business done!

    My pheory being that if pardew was to win a game this season hed hope it would be against hughtons side.

    U might see remy signed today for that matter.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Ref; The article in La Provence that Newcastle are going to make a concrete offer for Remy.
    I’ve just have a little check of the details and the information is not attributable to anyone – it seems to be the opinion of one of La Provences’ reporters Fabrice Lamperti.
    Lamperti did an interview in Marakesh with Elie Baup the OM trainer re other aspects about OM. It was subsequent to this interview that Fabrice Lamperti made the comments about the concrete offer. It may be that Elie Baup said something to him – but who knows.

  • Beattie25

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    For all those that only come onto the blog and don’t know who Ed is.

    Ed is a Geordie that moved to America to work for IBM. He has his family over there with him and is now retired.

    On average he writes about 6 posts a day, 7 days a week and posts info dependent in European time not American meaning that the post your reading was probably written at about 3 in the morning.

    He also tries to write 365 days a year, regardless of whether he is on holiday, he is at a family arrangement or has many things to do. If he can’t post he writes us all an apology. Who else would do that?

    The man battled through cancer and yet still gave us this forum to talk about info from media, rumour and fact.

    The man is dedicated to NUFC and despite all that is happening tries to remain positive and tries to see things from an objective point of view knowing that we are the ones that contradict each other, fight with our opinions and talk utter rubbish at times.

    Without Ed I’d have no where to talk about my passion with other NUFC fans on a daily basis and some of us despite our love cannot make it onto the terraces every week to chat with like minded individuals.

    I’m not saying spare Ed of any criticism as he enters the domain of blogging and thus can be judged by the personal content he adds into any post. But to slag the man off with the mindlessness of those today is pathetic.

    Go back to complaining about how edward was potrayed in the latest twilight movie you bunch of 1 direction loving little teenage girls.

  • masterp1983

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    I would so everything to sign lescott a championship winning cb who isn’t getting games.. Is proven AND available. It may break the youth policy but would make us so solid. Also for a striker, why not a cheeky 7m bid for Darren bent. Again he is proven and out of favour at villa. A cb and a striker. Both proven… Job done! Just shame we don’t buy English players anymore 🙁

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Got to worry. AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has just been quoted and he has confirmed Davide Santon is on his radar.

    Hell no. He’s going to be 1 of the best full backs on the planet with us.

  • tweaked

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    still think dummet looked much better than willo when he played

  • Beattie25

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Apparently M’bwia is available for as little as £5-6 million.

    For him that’s amazing.

    As I’ve said him and Sakho for about £15 million would not only give our defence amazing quality, fight, organisation and leadership but it would be our defence for the next 10 years potentially.

    It’s not going to happen but it would be perfect.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #11


    Your so gay, im sure ed doesnt give a shit

  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    think it’d take a lot of money to get wanton off us like

  • pawl250

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13

    I have a right to think what I want Beattie, its called freedom of speech, much like I have the freedom to write where I want and complain if I wish.

    All I am saying is I appreciate what Ed does, I do and fair play to the guy for his commitment not only to the club but to the blog followers. YET the question remains why post something about nothing, by that I mean pure conjecture much like this post we are on now, no confirmation by any official source, or lead. Just pure speculation.

    We all know we want a defender, it doesnt mean you need to get peoples hopes up, because some people will read and believe this. I for one hope we get a defender but will only believe it when the player is signed holding the shirt, as I honestly dont think we will get one this window.

    As for you, like most of us are very opinionated and are quick to jump on someone if you believe or have an opinion about it. Why judge someone for doing the same exact thing, I feel its very contradictory, and that is my opinion.

    One I am entitled to and you cannot do anything about.

    Bottom line. Thank you Ed for keeping us updated, providing a solid fan base to discuss the club, BUT you do add fuel to the fire as stated come end of January and Newcastle haven’t (I pray they do) signed a defender and some of your followers have taken your opinion as fact, thinking that we will have a defender through the door.

    Its possible, but unlikely is all am saying.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    we are now 9days into jan, why is it taken so long to put bids in for players, on remy, a bid is expected to be sent in the next 24 hours?? really,, why not now, think of a figure and send a fax or emailif its not goint to be a deal move on to your next target

    there spending every minut of the day pardew says,, doing what id say

    there is no logical reason for this taken so long to put bids in for players,, i thought the time that took the longest was pesonal stuff like salary and add ons,,

    right about now, pardew is looking a fool for say mike asked me how he could help,, what help

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Well said Beattie.

    I am here for chat, speculation and gossip as well as info and reviews of our games.

    If I only wanted news which was official I would stay in the official nufc website.

    Most transfer stories turn out to have no solid basis but it’s just something to read.

    It’s like anyone who posts information they eat about the club is immediately shot down. People don’t seen to realise that what somebody heard one day may well have changes the next, doesn’t make that person a liar just football is a dynamic and fast moving so information isn’t always reliable.

    One of our best member was jimmy magpie who sadly passed away and he got countless abuse for sharing bits he heard from his friends in the medical staff.

    By all means don’t pin your hopes on any info given by anyone, but don’t just shoot people down for offering something they heard.

  • numba9

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Bent good call mate gets goals

  • south coast toon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    8 days no center backs,debuchy was done quickly and has wanted to come here for sometime as his wife probably has,cabeye has probably been a bit off form due to his misses nagging on about u said debuchy and his wife will be here….lol well now hes here he will probably be able to get his ears rested so form will pick up.i think the problem we have is that nobody else wants to come here with the position we are in and who can blame them.they must have a list of 10 cbs at least to work through it just seems odd that we havent offered on a cb yet,it seems even oder we havent put a bid in for remy yet,dont you make an offer to the club ,and when they ecept the offer you talk to the player and try to get him to come. can anyone explain why it takes so long to put offers in for players you desperatley want. i think ashleys got awine smuggling operation in place with all these french signings and trips to france.i take any of the cbs we r linked with but isnt hangerland up for grabs, and hopefully ryan nelson will be gone from qpr when we play them

  • numba9

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #18

    Two defenders too gotta be stronger at back

  • Peter Beardsley

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19


    Well said. much respect for Ed, he even blogs on Christmas day!

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Beattie25 and allothers who support and applaud Ed’s contribution to debate, I’m with you all 110%.

    Those clowns who critcize ought to take a step back, take a long hard look at themselves and aske themselves whether they are as dedicated to Newcastle United as Edd is and has been for many years.

    They should ask themselves whether the could ever have the strength, loyalty, patience and enthusiasm that he has shown’
    Many of us recognise those qualities and applaud Ed but sadly, some of those among us are clearly so immature and short sighted that they cannot see past their own selfish noses. Shame on you, critics.

    I’d like to see Newcastle United provide Ed and his family with a VIP box and five star hospitality at a home game, next time they’re in the UK. And, mention him over the PA system too – he’s a fine example of the dedication that Newcastle Unkited sadly, seem to be taking for granted these days.

    May I say, on behalf of the many I’m sure, thanks Ed for your continued efforts and long may you prosper.

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #21

    * shown’ spolen – shown and spoken.


  • Spoof

    Jan 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Beattie, in all honesty I don’t think that Ed gets that much stick from the fans, so I’m not sure why you felt the need to right your post, the way I look at the site is that a lot of what Ed rights has been written before in other sites, mainly newspapers or its just a slightly different story of a previous piece, however that is not a critism, afterall there are only so many stories that can be written on a daily basis.
    The way I look upon it is that Ed’s stories are perhaps not the best, but he gives us an opportunity to discuss our football club, if anyone wishes to critise because of the stories, let them, but ignore them and treat them with the contempt that they deserve, what is important is that he gives us a chance to express our own opinions and to debate our opinions amongst ourselves

  • shanghai fan

    Jan 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Who slagged Ed off? Ed is a Newcastle legend-on and offline. Keep posting Ed, otherwise I will have to check Daily Mail for news-god forbid…

  • one Tony Green

    Jan 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #24

    @Beattie25 give your head a shake man. Ed is not doing this for nothing he makes money out of this site with all the advertising hence the need to produce some many articles in one day.
    As for calling people retarded who disagree with you grow up. I have no problems witH Ed making money and given his poor health good luck to the man and his family and agree he does serve a purpose for the armchair fans who never bother following the team or actually been to a match in their life.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Reading daily newspaper here in Lima this morning and the Collo story is still ongoing.A meeting today and hopefully they want to conclude the deal by Friday..Let’s hope not

  • mick85eire

    Jan 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Mbiwa won’t come here he’s said he wants a move to A.C Milan or someone of that stature. Alderweireld would be a good coup bit why has noone mentioned Lescott?

  • toonydoonunder

    Jan 9, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #27

    One Tony Green your the one who needs a shake fella ,Ed provides a brilliant service for all of us some who live on the other side of the world and have no other choice but to be late night arm chair fans, but some of us have trod the steps of St james going back many decades but have since sought out a better life else where in the world.
    Im pretty sure Ed has a thick skin and takes no notice of people who patronise him and carries on the magnificent job he is doing for all of us Mags around the world.

  • dazza1980

    Jan 10, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #28

    One tony green ….cock keep up the good work


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