Newcastle Must Sign Striker Soon – Swansea Man In Our Sights?

Newcastle were interested in Danny Graham while he was still at Watford eighteen months ago, but decided not to being the Gateshead-born striker to Newcastle.

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Danny Graham – Newcastle interested?

And with Danny not getting too many starts at Swansea these days, it seems he’s looking for a move in the January transfer window, but the news is that Newcastle don’t think his style of play is what they want in January. He is  a big man up front,  and if we are to continue to put high balls into the box – maybe he would be the right kind of striker?

Of course beggars cannot be choosers, and we’ve already missed out on our top striker target – Loic Remy of Marseilles, who surprised everybody by plumping for QPR over Newcastle.

But the  27-year-old has started only 10 league games under new Swansea manager Michael Laudrup this season – with the Spaniard Michu now being the first choice striker.

Danny may get hs wish to move back to the north-east with Sunderland reported to be interested in the striker.

We just don’t think Newcastle will even attempt to sign the Gateshead lad, and we would think there’s a very good chance that he will sign on at Sunderland, but we just hope that come February 1st – Newcastle have a new striker in – and they may have to go down their list to get a striker we can persuade to come to Newcastle before February 1st – after the embarrassing Loic Remy affair.

We cannot be in a situation that with just a couple of days left in the transfer window we still have only Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi as the two strikers at the club – and in truth we should be trying to sign two strikers in January.

We are trying to recover from the disaster of last summer when we refused to strengthen the side – but we don’t see much difference  in the way the Newcastle Board are going after their targets – and that’s a big concern to us.

Newcastle’s record through the first 17 days of the transfer market is not good – with Mathieu Debuchy coming in and Demba Ba moving out, and Newcastle losing out to bottom placed QPR for our top striker target Loic Remy.

We need to get a move on, and not leave things until the last minute – and it seems to us the Newcastle Board are looking far too much like the US Congress these days – and that’s not good.

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156 comments so far

  • gonz

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #1

    sorry for the repost, just trying to keep up with Ed.

    gonz // Jan 17, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Has the club or Pardew talked about their part in the Remy deal that failed? Why he snubbed us? How much were we willing to pay him weekly? etcetera……

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #2

    thanks but no thanks we need quality not rejects same goes for tomkins from west ham pointless signings

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #3

    if this is all we can get through the door then i would rather just get a few loans in till the end of the season we need a centreback more than anything go spend that 8 million we bid on remy on a CB FFS

  • Alan_Pardew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #4


    We offered him peanuts and popcorns. He went south and rest is history

  • JackButler

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #5

    We lost Remy to a club that has no care for the debt they are racking up and no doubt he’ll walk away when they are relegated. We dodged a bullet missing out on him

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #6

    No thanks he is not of the standard we should be buying.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Everyone turning their nose up at Danny Graham for me he would be the perfect 3rd choice striker get him in and get another striker and we would be sorted up front

    He is MILES BETTER than what we have at the moment other than Cisse and even then there is parts of the game that he can do better than Cisse

    Shola, Ranger and Sammy would not get a game for any other team in the league and they would be lucky if they would score 10 goals a season between them playing every game Graham would score more than them coming off the bench and he would also put in better performances

    He would add a bit of depth up front cause every time those 3 stooges comes on nothing ever really happens and yes i know Shola scored a wonder goal against QPR whoopy doo!!!

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #8

    i like how all of a sudden pardew seems to have gone into hiding usually you cant keep this guy outta the press, spouting his bullshit allover the place, if nobody of any quality comes in surely hes gotta be thinking of resigning, how many times can you allow ashley to walk all over you and make you look stupid grow some balls man jeez!!


    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #9

    It would be great if we could just sign michu for 8-10 mil. Tht means swansea would have made 6-8 mil in the space of 5month.
    Can’t believe our scouts didn’t spot michu 🙁


    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #10

    I can’t believe we let Leon best go, he was a cracking squad player

  • johnhoy

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s funny how last week- every man and his dog on here was drooling over Remy and now that he’s snubbed the move everyone starts saying “oh, we’ve really dodged a bullet there”

    Get real

  • archaeomag

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #12

    @ED Is there a prize for guessing the next transfer ?

  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #13

    I always thought Best was underrated he was a decent player.


    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #14

    @unbelievable tekkers
    Yeah he was. He was strong. A good finisher. And alright in the air. And I forgot to mention he had a few tricks up his sleeve.

  • soundoid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Best and Guthrie should have been kept. We miss those two.


    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Yep and we let Guthrie go on a free and best for 3mil.didnt exactly get our money’s worth for 2 very underrated players. Imagine if we had kept our players.

    Debuchy saylor colo Enrique
    Tiote cabaye
    Ben arfa Nolan marveaux

    Elliot Barton guthrie Anita Routledge santon best

    That sort of match day squad would defintly do well.

  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #17

    His goal against QPR last season was top quality

  • soundoid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #18

    French Imports no matter how good are not up for a relegation battle. They know they can go to another club for the same or more money. What you need in a EPL team is a few english players that will bite the bullet and grind you out a result and we gave most of them away.

    I’m not a massive fan of barton but he would be an asset now our backs are against the wall.

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #19


    i agree ive always been proud that the toon has always had a strong british core but i think those days are coming to an end unless we get relegated then thats all we will be left with then theres no way back jesus could u imagine the squad lol

  • soundoid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #20

    We’re like a light weight Arsenal. Hopefully Saylor will come back and stay fit. I think we’re missing Raylor more than we know too.

  • sir_norman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #21

    ever since this french revolution started,we have develop a tunnel vision in our transfer policy and targets. Why we must ALWAYS looking for player from france? Yea,they have solid grassroots football development, but if this tunnel vision becomes our norm, then i must say,we will be left behind in terms of transfers. Arsene Wenger said that Asian is the new breeding ground for top class players,why we didnt set our foot there? Look at Kagawa,Nagatomo at Inter Milan, Keisuke Honda at CSKA, these are decent players from Asia. If we relied heavily towards Graham Carr and this French First transfer policy,we will go nowhere.

  • gonz

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #22


  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #23

    i think raylor is good for morale i work on building sites man those scousers are loud as fook but always have good banter

  • gonz

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Can I just say NUFC_Leazes End that Enrique, Nolan, Barton all wanted to leave. It wasn’t like we sold them and they were commited to us, they were the mercenary players and you can add Ba to that too. Glad they don’t play for this team and have no problems with foreign players playing for NUFC or any other EPL team. As long as they give their all and from what I’ve seen none of them have given up. Just a poor core of players with no confidence right now. All we need is our fit players back with a few signings of course and we’ll be singing EIEIO!

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #25

    raylor was a massive loss hes a scouser i work on building sites they are loud and annoying but always good for a bit of banter

  • soundoid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #26

    We are in a relegation battle I think what we need are a couple of big lads. Yeah in the future asian players are the way to go. But for this season Chris Samba and Didier Drogba.

    I’m dreaming now but you catch my drift.

  • soundoid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #27


    Nolan did not want to leave, his wage bill was too high and Pardew did not want to hold on to him.

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #28

    I’d be ecstatic if we got Samba. Wanted him here when he was still at B’burn.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~The hulk~~~Anita~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Magic Feet Arfa~~~~Cisse~~~~~~~~~Marveuxlous

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Didn’t nolan leave because he wanted something like a 5-10k more in wages and was refused by the club?

  • chris_g

    Jan 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #30

    “We are trying to recover from the disaster of last summer when we refused to strengthen the side – but we don’t see much difference in the way the Newcastle Board are going after their targets – and that’s a big concern to us”.

    But surely there is a difference, Ed. Last summer we seemed to lose out on several of our targets because we kept on haggling over fairly small sums of money, and ended up failing to agree a fee with the selling clubs. I haven’t seen that problem this time round – we’ve already made a couple of ‘sensible’ bids to Lille and Marseilles, which they were happy to accept, and you can hardly blame the board for the fact that we lost Remy to QPR simply because of the silly money that they were offering him.

    I’m sure that there’s plenty of transfer activity going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about, and that’s exactly as it should be.

  • ashwin say's

    Jan 17, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #31

    fernando llorente available for 4-6m pounds……….
    he is perfect fit for us long ,strong, quick and born scorer………..

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 17, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #32

    ashwin say’s

    Nice call, his contract is up in June hence the drastic drop in price- he was valued at 20m euros last year.

    Problem is, I think he wants CL football, and even if he didn’t, there’s plenty of big clubs eyeing him.

  • noladonna

    Jan 17, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #33

    nolan barton and carroll was pretty much forced outta the club in my opinion they were the main instigators in telling the squad not to sign this bonus sheet we all know you cant cross big mike so you gotta go

  • theroosta

    Jan 17, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #34

    The game on saturday reminds me of the stoke game in our relegation season, we were cruising 2-0 at half time, they came out After half time and played really well and got a 2-2 draw, it was the most deflated at the time i can remember being a toon fan, we just cant allow it to happen again, not tempting fate, we have to be aggresive on saturday, and we have to be murderous in the transfer market, survival depends on it, if lambias does not bring in at least another two that including a striker and quality centre half then his job should be on the block as well as his head!

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Remy has a relegation clause, but don’t worry QPR fans, IF you get relegated the first person to desert will be Harry redknapp

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #36

    The point is simple.

    Whether club signs or doesnot sign any1. the supporters cannot don anything. I belive Ashley has already made a lot of money from the club

  • Willo

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #37

    I for one would take Graham. He’d add good depth and coming back home would do him good. I think he’s a bonus though, first priority has to be sorting out Colo and then seeing how many CB’s we need (I’m thinking 2 but that might be wishful thinking), then Graham and a winger please.

  • hugenufcfan

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #38

    This is actually quite funny. We’ve been linked with almost everyone under the sun. Deja Vu guys??
    I bet that we will buy just one more player going by the pace and seriousness with which our owner and MD are approaching this.
    I have come to realise that Fergusson is rt. We will remain a wee club as long as we have them two at helm.
    Therefore my 2 cents to others, keep your feet on the ground and get a reality check.
    Last season was like a fairytale, where everything went right for us. Dont expect things like that all the time.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #39

    The sad irony of it all,last year when I had my head turned (should have had examined) over the fatmans ambition,I said that if he was happy with mid table mediocrity he would have bought somone like Danny Graham instead of the 9M pound Cisse,yet here we are talking about signing that very same Danny Graham to replace one of the leagues leading scorer we managed to make a tidy profit on to boot,when are people going to smell the coffee and realise Mike Ashley doesnt give two hoots on the success of this club,Im by no means he is happy with a relegation struggle but mid table mediocrity without the hassle of the Europa league suits him just fine.


    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #40

    Nolan left the club because of the fact that he wanted a long term contract and the Club were not willing to give him one !

    He did,t want to leave at all and his wages were not an issue, He was just told to look for another club! I think it was a big mistake getting rid of him, as his overall contribution to the Hammers will see them back in the Prem next season.

    There are now two clubs who have trainers who i dis-like, one at West Ham, smarmy git! And Old Sloppy Chops at QPR.

    On Remy:
    Qpr have basically done exactly what we attempted to do with Fulham when they signed Bryan Ruiz a few years back. We tried to poach him just before the window shut!
    The difference was that Ruiz, had a “‘gentlemans”! agreement with Martin Jol before signing and refused to be pissed around by his money grabbing agents. The two shook hands and Ruiz promised Jol that he would sign for Fulham!

    I think that the Agents and representatives these days have just far too much power and can manipulate transfers to such an extent that it just is,nt good for the game. The most are greedy and don,t appear to have the Players best interests at heart!
    In Remy,s case, he may be sorry in the future that he chose to put financial gain above furthering his career, because it may well be that QPR take the drop anyway, and the first Rat to leave the sinking ship will be Old Sloppy Chops!

    The only thing that we must be sure of is that we don,t go down with them, but that is just not worth considering again!


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