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Newcastle Bid £12M For Top Ivorian Striker

11:01 pm, Saturday, January 26th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 107 Comments

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are closing in on the £12M transfer of Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony.   The Ivory Coast International joined the Dutch club in 2011 from Sparta Prague, and he is one of the in-form strikers in Europe this season having scoring 22 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for Vitesse.

Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony – top Ivory Coast striker

The 24-year-old Ivorian striker currently leads the Dutch League scoring charts with 16 goals in 18 league games, which included a hat-trick against Heerenveen in October, and he is contracted to the Eredevisie club until the summer of 2015.

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Bony is available at the right price, but Newcastle may have to wait until the summer, although they have already tabled a £12M  bid for the striker, according to the Telegraph report.

Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham United are also said to be interested in the striker, but it seems Newcastle are the first side to bid for the player and they would like to have him at Newcastle before the end of the month.

Bony was born in Bingerville in the Ivory Coast in 1988 and the 6′ tall striker has played 16 times with four goals for his country.

The Ivorian is very fast, and a natural center-forward, and if Newcastle can get this player into the club before next Friday, it will be yet another coup for the Magpies in January.

Bony is currently in South Africa competing in the 2013 African Cup of  Nations (AFCON) for the Ivory Coast, along with Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote, but Newcastle signed Papiss Cisse while he was competing for Senegal in last year’s AFCON – so that’s not a barrier to signing the lad this month.

We said earlier today that we thought Mike Ashley wants another top striker at the club this month, and the Magpies have just had a €10.5M bid turned down for St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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107 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cndrbrown // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Jesus’ lets hope

  • 2 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Very exciting, however we do.. you know… have Cisse and want to play 4-3-3?

  • 3 Phoenix // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    If cabaye talks to the French lads about newcastle and gives them a glowing report seems only fair tio

  • 4 Phoenix // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Only fair tiote done the same,never know pardew might have asked him to sound bony out

  • 5 yorkshire_magpie // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Can we have the new signings faces on the banner please ed!!

  • 6 naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    mr t “sign for toon crazy fool”
    bony “ok … dont hurt me”

  • 7 jeraziah // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    As I said in the previous post.. Eredivise is a league where anybody could score alot of goals. 4 in 16 for his national side probably tells more than 16 of 18 league games in Eredivise.. Afonso Alves scored 45 in 39 in the same league.. And how good was he at Boro?? Total failure.

  • 8 naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    so was kezman … nistelroy on the other hand…

  • 9 Beattie25 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:15 PM


    Whilst I agree with you, Boro didn’t have Graham Carr scouting out Alves.

    If we signed him on Carr’s say so I’d think he could cut it.

  • 10 geordiesteve520 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Jereziah, I agree with you but there’s still every chance he could be like Van Nistelrooy, Huntelaar or RVP!

  • 11 yorkshire_magpie // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Jeraziah… Fair point but i think when buying a striker its a risk regardless of hes previous record. Look at Torres for eg. He scoeed so many for liverfool but a complete failure for chelski.

  • 12 h0sta // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    remember him from his Sparta days…he remembers me berseker when in the penalty box but he very often screw up possesion because of poor pass…i dont like this type of i didnt think he could become a good winger for nufc .. goufran could be better also pardew said that he likes intelligent players what in all honesty i didnt see in bony :)

  • 13 geordiesteve520 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Remember seeing Huntelaar for Heerenveen against us in UEFA cup and thinking he was going to be red hot and in a couple of years he was one of the best finishers, perhaps I should be Carr’s assistant.

  • 14 Bowzer912 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Hope so

  • 15 Tekkers29 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    to be honest i have a bad feeling about bony as i have been watching a few of his games since last year when we last talked about him. From what i’ve seen he scores a lot of goals from poor defending or beating 2 or 3 players with skill which he won’t do in our league, i don’t doubt his finishing ability but his postional play is not up to standard for me so he will struggle to get chances unlike cisse who’s movement is brilliant at times and would be better if he could time his runs to stop from being offside all the time.

  • 16 Phoenix // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    I know it’s only YouTube clips I’ve seen but when you compare pea,Wolfy,and bony I think bony looks the better of the thing for certain he could handle the physical side of things he looks like tiote on steroids lol

  • 17 Toon73 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Jesus H Christ.

    It’s only a matter time before this beast is playing in the EPL – would much prefer it be with us :)

    Check out some his youtube clips…faaaaark

  • 18 nickybutttt // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    do we have the money? i think it is the way to deal at summer for preparation

  • 19 yo-yo // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Bony is a pal of Tiote’s apparently

  • 20 Jamiemac // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Got back from a week skiing in Austria today and had a quick flick through the blog..

    Am I dreaming?!

  • 21 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    I would go for a different Ivorian called Seydou Doumbia. He is one of the quickest players in world football and would love him to come here. Would probably be in the same price bracket as Bony but a lot better IMO

  • 22 yorkshire_magpie // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    I think we should sign this kid. Looks amazing only 8 years old. Watch this

  • 23 donkeypunch // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    African Cup of Nations is my only concern with bony i know it the soft dutch leage most of his goals come from but you only have to look how composed he is on the ball and how well he strikes it with power

  • 24 h0sta // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    quite a dream isnt it ? :)

  • 25 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Plus, he’s 24! He’s not going to improve that dramatically (Didier Drogba aside, plus he just adjusted to the league) and from the bits I’ve seen I worry he’s a flat track bully.

    Not sure about this one.

  • 26 Phoenix // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Donkey punch I thought the same as you

  • 27 mot7 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Sounds good but another player lost to AFCON every other jan no so sure

  • 28 Toon73 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    He may not be able to do his tricks against the top 4 but against the rest of these nuffies he’ll have a field day.

    This is the one ST I am genuinely keen on.

    Do it Ashley !

  • 29 croftus5678 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    wilfred bony is not only tiote’s best friend but he’s got a great eye for goal and is a poacher of sorts.
    its reported here and when i said the same thing before another blogger said i was wrong for calling bony not the fastest but i may have caught him on off days when i watched him play (would be nice to get peoples opinions on him is he fast from people who have actually seen him play ?)i know when i have seen him his goals was not spectacular but he was in the right place at the right time most of the time and he did look strong.
    verdicts out for me i’m not sure on the lad as i can not relly go back on what i said in previous blogs in that he’s a good player but imo not fast (could be wrong) he reminds me a hell of a lot of lukaku though not seen him hit a ball as hard as him though.

  • 30 yo-yo // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    If the bid is true then MA is obviously still looking for that CF signing before Thurs.
    Hope he does it.

  • 31 naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:38 PM
    from talkshite friday and didnt chelsea have some kind of deal with vitesse a few seasons ago … like us and st mirren.

  • 32 JP...from The Rock // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Oh yes please be true…pleaseeee!!!! :)

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Could only see this lad coming as a replacement for cisse tbh wont be happy on the bench and certainly dont want to see a 442 again!

  • 34 naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    whatever the case it looks like they will sell for rite money

  • 35 dubzy // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Narrrr ,Would rather RVW Plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • 36 jeraziah // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    @9 @10 @11

    Yeah solid points, all of you..

    But RvP is like one in a million. But in Carr we trust, so lets just wait and see who we end up buying. We’re gonna get another Striker before the windows closes, thats obvious.

  • 37 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Looking at the 3 strikers we have been linked at cant say I am overly impressed with them for 12 million surely there is better options out there??

    That Doumbia is awesome might be expensive though might be better than what we are going for??

    Quite good news that we are after a striker and we are still looking to splash the cash

  • 38 yo-yo // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:44 PM


    love the optimisim and if the Toon are still bidding then the intent is there.

  • 39 G // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Please god, let this one be true. This lad would tear the prem a new backside.

  • 40 yo-yo // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Dunno for sure but reckon Biony is quite a Ba like player in some ways as he has good hold up play so would be great at the share end of a 4-5-1. Another nail in Strolla’s career

  • 41 RooneyToons // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Big Pappa

    I’m afraid he’d be a lot more expensive than Bony… His market value is 20 Million.
    Doumbia has been one of Europes best strikers for a while now and i doubt we’d have a chance of getting him.

    He’s a quality finisher but is very Selfish in the same way Ba was, there are also a lot of reports claiming that he’s older than he says he is… Oba Martins?

    We need a striker to compliment Cisse… i think Bony would be perfect. We really need a presence up front and Bony is a monster

  • 42 yo-yo // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    SHARP end

  • 43 donkeypunch // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    with all the good players we have now wont be long before the big clubs start coming in for them but what im most affraid of is losing Graham Carr the bloke is the best scout ive ever heard of will be surprised if hes still with us in a few years time

  • 44 Tekkers29 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    for me when you have a player like lukaku who would cost around the same price or maybe up to £2m more it’s a no brainer and im sure the rules are players can’t play for 3 teams in one season and he has not played for chelsea even though he was registered.

    if we could not get lukaku i would choose between Luc Castaignos or Abel Hernández (could cost big money though)

  • 45 Tekkers29 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    graham car would never leave as he supports newcastle, and will retire after his 8 year contract is up.

  • 46 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:51 PM



  • 47 donkeypunch // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    yes would love to see luckata come to us but cant see chelsea letting him go on loan to us or selling him at the end of the season but all depends if they get falco or someone in the summer

  • 48 Tekkers29 // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    clarke carlisle might be able to do a crossword in minutes but he knows f**k all about football.

  • 49 naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    chelsea wont sell lukaku they paid 18 mill for him hes only 19 and been loaned out for experience wont come into it what he wants which is to stay at west brom for a couple of seasons.

  • 50 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I’d rather go after Gudietti. If City were willing to sell at a similar price.

  • 51 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    You reckon chelski will let lukaku go for £12mil!!!
    Not a fcuking chance in hell they paid over £18mil and see him as the future but there doing this magical thing that we dont loaning there players to get valuable experience!

  • 52 JP...from The Rock // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    The beautiful thing about all this is that we have already strengthened the rest of the team and we’re still willing to spend in excess of 10M for a quality striker. My hat off to you Ashley :)

  • 53 Tekkers29 // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM


    yes but now he’s playing first team football in the premiership he will want to play for chelsea or he will want to move on. so im not sure chelsea would stop him if they could not give him first team football.

    i would not be shocked if he did move but we will have too see.

    also his deal was £9m + the extra’s which would take it up to £18m if he plays a certain amount of games and international games

  • 54 Tekkers29 // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:03 AM


    no i don’t think he would be sold for 12m as i said the same price as bony or 2m more which will be higher than 12m for bony.

    i think they won’t take less than 15m-16m for bony which would make him a major risk.

  • 55 donkeypunch // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    imagine poacher complet forward freerolll g CISSE BONY HBA

  • 56 true toon // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    AS least NUFC is making sense now !! Go get that boy..

  • 57 naptoon // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    lukaku now regular belgian international hes shown he can tear up the prem at 19 i think chelsea will keep him there next season and i think if they were to sell hed be 20 mill plus

  • 58 Toon73 // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    –HBA – Cabaye – Marv–

    hmm…I dunno about you guys but I reckon there’s some goals there :)

  • 59 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    I know people compare him with lukaku but Lukaku isn’t even 20 yet! Bony is 24!

    Lukaku’s potential is ludicrously higher.

  • 60 naptoon // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    looking into it chelsea are reportedly interested if thats the case we ve got no chance chelsea still have some sort of agreement with vitesse 4 chelsea players on loan there at the min.

  • 61 Iain Dowie // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM


    get Tiote back to his best and this team would be class

  • 62 papscrunt // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    If Gervinho starts in front of him for the Ivory Coast surely that says something. He only has 4 goals in 16 international games. Personally I think that fee is excessive, the Dutch league is very very poor indeed. I see loads of mentioned Afonso Alves, and rightly so.

  • 63 geordiejamie89 // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    aubameyang or bony would be fantastic. That would leave Newcastle with an almost complete squad. A left winger and replacement for Coloccini in the summer probably needed. But if either of these players sign in this window it would be fantastic news.

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM
    Our Spanish striker #Xisco (U-21 hat-trick hero) has been given permission to speak to Liga Adelente side Cordoba (via / @KHeneage) #NUFC

  • 65 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Personally dont think bony would work well with cisse in the squad
    I’d be happy to see us go for RVW/gudietti/shane long
    Fast pacy little CF’s who graft and can come off the bench and change games
    I’d even be happy to see a couple of mil on le fondré ;)

  • 66 SuperShearer // Jan 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Sincerely hope this is true. It’s been a cracking window so far but the reality is we’ve needed a striker since the summer so we REALLY need one with Ba’s departure.

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Still reckon gouffran could turn out to be a cracking little signing

  • 68 BigKirky // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Just been watching on You Tube. The guy looks a beast. I’d be favouring a forward who can also play on let of front three and gets goals and can creat for Cisse. This could be Gouffran if he cuts in and shoots/passes, but we’ll see what Carr and Ashley think is best :-) more pace and power the merrier!

    Cisse will get goals, but he needs regular quality service. Jonas, as a matter of fact, will not be providing anything from the wing. His role is a bit more tucked in (left of a mid 3 perhaps) and defensive. Hence a LW/forward is needed.

  • 69 nick_9 // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Crazy window if Xisco leaves and we bring another striker in.

    Non Nufc related post for you twitter fans, take a look at odemwingie on twitter. Gone off on a Barton style rant about west brom.

  • 70 Toon73 // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Probably wants to come to Toon

  • 71 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:23 AM


    Link? Don’t know his twitter account X.x

  • 72 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    We need a left sided player who can cross the ball into the box taking minimal touches

    Have been watching some highlights of the Keegan years and watching the likes of Gillespie and Ginola just take a touch and ping it in either to the head or fast and low for a tap in I think on the right hand side Debuchy will eventually provide this but we need a left winger Tom Ince would be perfect

    and also we did actually play a lot of long ball with Shearer and Ferdinand getting flick on’s for the other striker or Rob Lee and Gillespie running onto them if we got that Bony we could go direct if necessary with Cabaye and Sissoko getting onto the flick ons

    Sometimes its good to mix it up with possession play and direct attacking but you need pace and power to pull it off which looks like the new signings will provide

  • 73 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Nvm found it.

  • 74 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Lol.. found this on Twitter

    From Sammy Ameobi… Xd

  • 75 geordieandy // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    First time blogger. Amazing week of great signings, a ready to go forward would complete things for the final 15 games.

    Like Curtis Good last season, there is a young Kiwi lad impressing in the Aussie A league. Liverpool and the old lady both in for Marco Rojas who would be great in the toon’s developmental squad / fringes. The press are calling him the Kiwi Messi which is a bit crazy, but a couple of these goals are tremendous.

  • 76 Blofal // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    I want this Bony in my life.

  • 77 obatoyou // Jan 27, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    naptoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    mr t “sign for toon crazy fool”
    bony “ok … dont hurt me”

    piglet: we gonna be good now mr t we got new players
    tiote: i know piglet, i know

  • 78 toontillidie // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    if onlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy heres hoping

  • 79 t00ntime // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    The eredivisie isnt that bad, ajax+psv+twente+feynoord are all good teams. bony has played against those 4 and looked good.
    He can finish, he has a bit of pace, he is really strong, and a little bit of skill too. Oh and best of all he actually knows the offside rule.

    Imagine this team:

    (4-2-2-2, its not supposed to be that straight lol but i think you get my point)
    Imo thats a top 6 team next season (if we get the depth sorted +replace any sold players)

  • 80 toontillidie // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    i have seen this guy play for vitesse he is not only a great ball player he can hold a shot and can also finish he would easily get by the PL keepers if we could get him to play alongside cisse we will be banging in goals left right and centre

  • 81 89Norcal // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    huh? this one’s not French! :)

  • 82 nick_9 // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    AOBTD – sorry I’ve only just looked at the blog again. He’s gone off on a big old rant hasn’t he. Definite fine for him.

    Toon73 – funnily enough he lists a few clubs that asked about signing him and were told he wasn’t for sale, we’re amongst them.

  • 83 toontillidie // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    wanna see class here ya go

  • 84 toontillidie // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    the thought of this guy in attack with cisse is unbelievable

  • 85 melbourne geordie // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Doesn’t really matter if he’s not Cisse’s perfect foil up front. We need two quality centr forwards at the very least. If we’re playing 433 then yes, one is in the bench. That’s a top team’s mentality. We’re so bruised as fans that we’re scared of our best players being disruptive if spending time on the bench. Though I must admit to being a little excited about a 4312 like so…
    Debuchy Mbiwa Collo Santon
    Sissoko. Cabaye Tiote
    Ben Arfa
    Bony Lad. Cisse

    (crosses coming in from Santon and Debuchy. Through balls from Cabaye and HBA)

  • 86 cndrbrown // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    Well. Just about to hope on a freight train and when I get to the other end of the line you folks in Europe should be up! I’m expecting big things when I get there!!!

  • 87 beefman13 // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Bony,looks like a beast, but who knows, no doubt we will be linked with a few more in the next 4/5 days hes like a bear and we are linked with the wolf as well, real predators they look like, of CRr has scouted the lad he may well have a good attitude as well, and to be fair i have liked all the players we have been linked with apart from jimmy kene ha ha!

  • 88 Sav // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Bony reminds me of a young Supermac. Just as long as he doesn’t turn into an old Supermac, |I’d be happy as a dog with 2 tails to see him arrive at the Toon.

  • 89 nick_9 // Jan 27, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Interesting to see Everton fans booing David Moyes decision to replace a striker with a defender at 1:1 yesterday against Bolton in the cup. They’re having a decent season compared to us who have been in a bad way since October

  • 90 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 27, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    This has to be one of the most ridiculous articles I’ve seen linking us to a player.

    Before the Reading Game, Pardew calls him a diver. The lad was pretty much absent throughout the game… and he isn’t french.

    Why would we be interested in him?

  • 91 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 27, 2013 at 4:31 AM

    A friend of mine suggested that if Yoan Gouffran had a slightly rounder face, he would be a dead ringer for Morpheus from the Matrix.

    When I look at it… I can sorta see where he is coming from X.x

  • 92 Moe-NUFC // Jan 27, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    I think we sorta need a solution for like Right Now .. Watching the videos this player seems to have a great shot at goal just don’t seem complimenting Cissé in any way. I don’t think see him fitting our current formation, would rather have someone that creates chances for others too.

    What do u ppl think of Andre Ayew?
    I know Remy was just sold so its gonna be near possible to get him for right price.

  • 93 Frognastie // Jan 27, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    @ 68, I think Jonas days are numbered, will go in the Summer

    Bony would be good, but I think he is a tad expensive for us. I would like us to look at a Walters (Stoke) type of player, can drop deep and make nice runs forward, he would compliment Cisse up front very nicely.

  • 94 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Jan 27, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    Jonathan Walters?!? Seriously?? Come on….

    Just, why?

    Stoke aren’t quite (but not too far from!) the total hoofing battering ram team that some make out, and he’s not a bad player but how on earth would he fit in to our team??

    I’d rather have Shola.

  • 95 Santon03 // Jan 27, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    I prefer south american or european (other than french) strikers.

  • 96 ToonMauritius // Jan 27, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    As left winger, we should sign this player
    Antoine Griezmann from R.Sociedad, excellent player

  • 97 Expat MAG // Jan 27, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    I know nothing about this guy but Mashley is realizing we are in serious trouble and could be relegated if we don’t start picking up points and winning games. A quality striker is urgently needed as Cisse is not playing well and needs time on the bench.

    It will take Mbawa and Sissoko a few games to settle into the team but expect them to start in the Villa game as they are head and shoulders above other players currently at Newcastle.

    Well done Mashley; I just hope it’s not to late…….


  • 98 Santon03 // Jan 27, 2013 at 7:47 AM

  • 99 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    If we buy a £12M forward like Bony then surely we are going to play 4-3-3. Thought we might want to get away from than!

    We are going have him on the bench (Graham would be a great bench player). If Mike are willingly to spend this much I want somebody that play wide on the left.

  • 100 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    *we are not going to

  • 101 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 27, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    mornings lads!!!

    Is this fellow any good? This is the REAL SIGN we are after some serious ambitions bidding for MORE strikers….but for me…we should bid for some CBs too to be honest Colos MIND wont be on NUFC to be perfectly honest…

    I mean he writes a letter to the Argentine club and nothing to NUFC very sad how he has fallen in my eyes….

  • 102 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Don’t forget it’s Sunday lads.

    Lots of lazy journos making stuff up to fill their rags …

  • 103 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Either way, if we indeed are looking to spend £10-12M on s striker, it does show we mean business!

    …that’s a good think to know ;-)

  • 104 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jan 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    If we get Boney we will have to lose both Cisse and Boney to the AFCON when it is played?

    This is my main reason for doubting any prospective signing of the Lad ? Plus the price and the salary he would demand!

  • 105 @lukehodge_ // Jan 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    f this.. rw please

  • 106 Carl Cort // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    fingers crossed we beat villa on tuesday. more than anything we need 3 points.

  • 107 nufc 11 // Jan 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    12 million is very wide of the mark that kind of money would buy benteke in the summer cant for the life of me wonder why we didnt make BA top earner
    (wud have saved a ton of cash) we had a top ST bang in form who was a good pro, me thinks it was a game of brinksmanship between him and the board that backfired, any way a player on loan now wud tide us over until the summer Bent, Welbeck, Drogba…

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