Newcastle Linked With Liverpool Man – Is He Good Enough?


The Guardian is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in Liverpool midfielder Spearing, who was shipped out on loan last summer,  just like Andy Carroll, and he doesn’t seem to have a future at Anfield under Brendan Rodgers.

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Jay Spearing at Bolton this season

Andy went to West Ham and Jay has played at Bolton this seaosn, where he has looked good, and Bolton are  currently in 6th place in the Championship under manager Dougie Freedman, who left Crystal Palace last October, and has done well at the Trotters.

Bolton have 67 points from 45 games and could make the playoffs if they beat Blackpool at home in the last game of the season on Saturday.

Bolton have done a lot better than any of the other relegated sides last year – Wolves have been relegated, and are currently second bottom but cannot save themselves and Blackburn are 3 points from safety with one game to go but cannot be caught.

24-year-old Jay Spearing has been an important player for Bolton, and he’s certainly a tenacious player – but we wonder how much he would cost, and whether he’s good enough for Newcastle.

If we go down he could be a decent buy if he wanted to join a Championship club, but when we’ve seen him play he;’ looked a very decent player, but maybe not good enough if Newcastle stay in the Premier League?

Spearing has played 55 times for Liverpool with one goal, and he’s played 39 times for Bolton Wanderers this season.

He’s a local Liverpool lad and came through the Youth Academy after joining his home town club as a seven year-old – and he captained Liverpool’s FA Youth Cup winning side in 2007, who beat Manchester United in a penalty shoot out that year to win the trophy.

What do you think?

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183 comments so far

  • Mark29Hungary

    May 2, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    He was a “wonder kid” 4-5 years ago…

    Maybe he has future if some midfielders leave in summer.

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  • Sam

    May 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Wolves still have a chance to stay in the Championship. If they get all 3 pts, peterbrough/barnsley lost. They can play in championship for one more year!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Er..no !!!!!

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  • Rainrix

    May 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Paper BS no doubt.

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  • andyajat

    May 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Fine for the Championship if we go down…

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    If Spearing and Carroll aren’t good enough for the team that beat us 6-0 at home without their best player why are they good enough for us?

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  • MosesNUFC

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    No, just please no

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  • davis_toons

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #8

    We need some talented English players in the team to bring the level of football back to the KK erra. Just 3 will greatly increase the intensity.

    People of some talent, great attitude and great determination to play for the club.

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  • marc

    May 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #9

    this guy is pants how come we are linked to every player that might be sold

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  • jimmysmith

    May 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Until recently, I’ve always pretty much just accepted Pards as the manager. It hadn’t seriously occurred to me that he should or might be replaced, but I’m so tired of this season that I can’t help feeling also less than enthusiastic about not just the manager and also half the first team regulars.

    Strangely, considering the goals we’ve shipped, I’d like to see the whole defence retained. Other than that, I can’t think of a single player that you couldn’t mount a reasonable case for moving on based on form, fitness or attitude.

    The season’s been a remorseless and hopeless and most of the players have been too. Who for example would you give player of the season too, if not Santon?

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  • wynsleap

    May 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Unwanted Liverpool cast-off? No thanks!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Mojo

    Calling people idiots cos they don’t agree with you kind of shows you’ve lost the argument already.

    Go and tell the 52 000 who saw the last 2 games idiots.

    Re – lack of strikers. Hardly. We play 1 up front. Cisse and Ba didn’t work together although he tried making it for 20+ games.

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  • stuart no9

    May 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #13

    a championship player for a championship club ???????????

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    davis

    it just needs a manager to put people in their right positions in the right formation, not play 3x DMs at home with 10 people staying in their own half for long periods

    When all fit we would look fantastic in a 433

    Krul

    Debuchy Colo M’Biwa Haidara

    Sissoko Anita

    Cabaye

    Benny Cisse Goofy / Marv

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  • Beattie25

    May 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #15

    This is the funniest day ever.

    First Pardew Saying his teams are renowned for being on the front foot.

    Next we are being linked to Jay Spearing.

    Now Mojo is defending Pardew with the most blatant form of retardedness I have EVER seen.

    And Davistoon is showing how racist and shortsighted he is by saying English players are what’s needed to bring us back to the KK days.

    God this blog is hilarious.

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  • derekm

    May 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    maybe ferguson had a point when he described us as a wee club in the north east – this seems to the level that the board think at

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Mojo, yes I can expalin why.

    1. Irrespective of injuries, every manager has to carry the can for performance over a long season. We have had long enough, even with injuries to accumulate the points needed.
    2. Even with strong new additional players ( I bet Martinex would have liked to have been given 20 mill ) we have got worse.
    3. Pardew is a defensive coach, who cannot press home an advantage. West Brom was a classic example.
    4. He is a defensive coach ( as described by Carver ) who now has the worset defensive record in the prem. Go figure.
    5. He has players who are worth far more – and are better – than players at teams like sunderland norwich villa etc etc. Our team is better – the coaches just cant make it work right.
    6. Who is responsible for our lack of variety and ingenuity at dead ball time??
    7. His constant excuses – he even blamed the senegal FA re Cisse, who was in shocking form at the time and not relevant to our chances.
    8. His unwillingness to move from 442 earlier in the season and his insistance on backing off teams when we have a lead.
    9. If you think he enjoys the respect of “the group” , why did the second team not raise a gallop at Brightom – and were “warriors” like Tiote so poor and carefree on saturday. Cos they dont respect him, thats why.

    If I had time I could go on. Maybe other will add to it. I appreciate that players have to do their stuff, but if you are abdicating Pardew then I’m afraid you’re for the mental home.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    since the villa away game (first game with all new players) we have
    w, w, l, w, l, w, l, l, w, l, d, l

    16 from 16 points = 44% of points taken since then

    multiply that over 38 games and it comes out at 50 points.

    So we would probably be better off over the season if we have these players but thats obvious…the main problem is a lot of games we have lost is when we have had a strong team out against a weak side.

    This team over a season should be able to get more than 50 points which is what would be predicted under pardew.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Maybe we will be the most talented team / most expensive team ever to go down? Beattie, yes all our answers lie in stout hearted englishmen ! 🙂 Cant beat a bit of old xenophobia. Obviously I wouldnt know much though as I’m Irish, and thick. Obviously.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #20

    If people can’t see after the last 2 matches that the players don’t respect and have given up on Pardew, there really is very little hope.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #21

    sage

    yes there was an initial flurry but now we are as bad as we were previously if not worse. before the pardew effect we were raving about the new guys but if you are constantly told to go on the back foot even if you are a goal up (Reading , WBA etc) by the manager your enthusiasm is going to wear off very quickly. The truth is pardew would be much happier with 11 x Perch types.

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  • Blofal

    May 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Team for this week 5212

    Elliot
    Guti – Saylor – Colo – Mbiwa – Haidara
    Cabaye – Sissoko
    Ben Arfa
    Cisse – Goofy

    We are always caught on the counter because our LB and RB push so far up. If we are going to to that we need five at the back. I’d take Santon over Guti if I could of course. Or maybe replace Guti with Anita. As long as long as they feed it into the centre rather than cross it cos we are sh!te at crossing.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #23

    rotonda

    I think in the liverpool game the players were fighting, just the 3rd goal made them stop playing which is a joke really. They came out 2nd half and had a go so not totally given up hope they will put in a shift no matter what pardew makes them do.

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  • Beattie25

    May 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Munster

    What we need is an old fashioned English manager who can install the fight that English people are renowned for into these overpriced and passionless foreigners.

    I’m half Irish and half Scottish but I’m embarrased by that fact. God I wish I was English so I knew how to have more fight and determination.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 2, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #25

    I suppose we should be happy he’s English. Maybe they’ve seen the flaws in their French player signing policy in the last few weeks..

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 2, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #26

    beattie

    don’t feel bad..us english are the best…no wait, we are actually pretty useless.

    I think people often say english fight when what they mean is either just fight or players who have experience in the league.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 2, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster
    1 When you have a small squad like ours,with injuries to our key players,we are going to suffer.We are not a top 4 team that can afford to have 2 quality players in every position.
    2 The new players haven’t played Premier League before,can’t speak English we would expect a decent pre season behind them to fully adjust but because we didn’t get them in the summer,they have had to sink or swim and some of them are sinking
    3 I seem to remember us playing good attacking football in the 1st half at West Brom,creating several chances that were not taken
    4 I firmly believe if we could put our best team out consistently we wouldn’t be in this position
    5 Player value don’t mean sh*t,Pardew and the coaches got it right last season didn’t they?
    6 I agree we are a shambles at dead balls,i don’t know who is responsible set pieces,but Cabaye does the same thing all the time
    7 Point irrelevant that happened months ago,has no bearing on where we are now
    8 Jesus christ,we don’t back off on teams when we have a lead,for example the West Brom game,West Brom were terrible in the 1st half,no closing down or energy,we went 1-0 up and should have had more before half time,they come out second half all guns blazing working hard and they have the home support,like i said if we had taken our chances we might have won.
    9 How do you know they don’t respect Pardew?,are you part of the dressing room?,no your not.
    Anything Else?

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Beattie, I know mate. Mind you I rekon a few John Andersons wouldnt go amiss right now. At least we might get a point here or there. I think the point about Cabaye been such a miss is a bit mute. He’s very good obviously, but we needed to find a way around that – learning to play without him. Anyway, if he had been fit earlier in season he would be inured now – the guy is not up the the rigours of that prem league.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Beattie,instead of saying it’s a retarded excuse for Pardew can you explain to me which points are retarded and why?

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  • Beattie25

    May 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Pardew as a manager is an overachiever.

    He would rather have a team filled with James Perch types and allow them to overachieve and make Newcastle united a small club with a small team mentality. This is apparent by the way he often refers to other clubs as being bigger and how he always refers to us as having less than others. He has tried to bring down expectations so much to allow us fans to think 10th or higher is a great achievement.

    In truth he will always underachieve with a quality team because it is far above his talent level. I really think he wants to reduce us to a mediocre team so that he can be seen to be a fantastic manager when he has a half decent season. That was apparent last year and is even more apparent this.

    If he stays I will not be surprised to see Spearing come into the club and us fans made to feel great again after a top 12 finish.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    i hate you neggers

    😀

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 2, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Oh I forgot about last nights statement lol

    Probably one of Llambias’s great ideas. Now a load of people who didn’t believe the story in the first place, will think it was true. Great work Derek…

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  • catchy in norway

    May 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #33

    MrMojoRisin76

    i think you have been a sleep for 2 years,,

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    mojo

    we do sit off teams constantly, we rarely are on the front foot unless we are behind…there are countless games where we have done this over this and last season.

    cabaye always aims for willo or taylor, that muct come from the coach, why else would he do it when it doesn’t work, he never does that for lille or france.

    players are out of position way too often, even when we have better players on the bench.

    anita was just coming into form and looking like he settledthen got dropped for tiote who has been useless all season, yet gets a place regardless.

    cisse and ba didn’t work so instead of picking one and having a good sub he left cisse on the right of the team, really didn’t work.

    there are so many things he does wrong in my eyes.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Beattie,And you call my post retarded” I really think he wants to reduce us to a mediocre team so that he can be seen to be a fantastic manager when he has a half decent season. That was apparent last year and is even more apparent this”,you really believe that?
    I have never seen a more ridiculous opinion in my time viewing these posts and i have seen some beauties.HA-HA

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    May 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #36

    i disagree with your pardew defence but jim morison made some cracking music mr mojorisin.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Catchy,Get F*d,judging by your last post you haven’t the intelligence to respond to me.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Mojo you are clearly unwilling to listen to reason. Most of your points dont make sense.
    1. We are not a top 4 team, so your comparison is irrelevant. We should at least be up where West Ham are – is that too much to ask of a team made up of some tidy talent?
    2. Then Pardew should not have bought them…the reality is, these players ARE good enough – and they have showed that – and then regressed. Personal responsibility yes, but when teams collapse like 0-6, it is usually a sign of a lost dressing room. Otherwise it would happen far more often. 3. Yes we lost chances v west browm, but if you back off them totally in 2nd half what do u expect. Did u see the Everton game at home? Same. Whats your excuse v Reading?
    4. No team puts out its best team consistently. Welcome to the real world. Pardew claimed at the start of the season that because many players could cover multiple positions, we would have consistency of application, or words to that effect.
    5.Yes we are a shambles at dead balls – so you blame a guy who is a brilliant free taker over a wall?? How about movement and variety. How many times did we aim for Williamson. Who drilled that – Cabaye????
    6. Player values do count – can u imagine a better coach making move of that (expensive) talent? Pardew must take credit for last year , I agree there, but I think two uniquely hot strikers helped him loads. However, fair play Pards – but u wont accept he has to accept the brickbats now ?? Whatever ….
    7. The senegalse FA excuse is symptomatic of a guy who clutches at straws. It was an irrelevant excure ( Cisse was so poor then I might have played myself ) …but Pards was all over Sky berating the Arficans. Unrealistic and unfair.
    8.I’m not privvy to the dressing room – but u know that teams who collapse almost invariably are totally undermotivated and lacking in resoect for their boss.

    The players have to cop on, but Pardew is poor – thats why he was out of work for ages after his last job – and has never managed a club near the size of newcastle, with any degree of succss. Neither does he come from a pedigree playing career where a gamble might be worth it. I used to like him, but I think I was hoodwinked, until Brighton. How he got the job uncontested is another question that needs to be answered………

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #39

    beattie

    i don’t think pardew wants to turn us mid table…i think he is just more comfortable working with basic players than he is with top internationals so will want a mix so he has options there.

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  • BigKirky

    May 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Agree with all points TS – 34 and Beattie – 30.

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