Pardew Could Go After This Top Wigan Midfielder


There are rumors going around (what’s new) that Alan Pardew will want to bring in players this summer who have some Premier League experience, and he also may want to bring in some British players.

james mccarthy

James McCarthy – Newcastle interested?

If we assume Wigan will go down – they have to win tonight’s game at Arsenal and then at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, and while we can see them getting 3 points against Villa – it could be difficult for them to get a win tonight at the Emirates.

The teams in jeopardy if Wigan do win their last two games are Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton – although if Wigan lose tonight at Arsenal they will be relegated.

But they won there last season, and everybody thought they would get trounced by Manchester City at Wembley, but they were the better side and won with a 90th minute goal by substitute Ben Watson.

It was a great win for Wigan and great for football, that a small club which has little money to spend on players, could beat Manchester City – who have spent £850M on players since August of 2008. Well maybe City didn’t spend enough.

It’s an assumption that Wigan will go down this season, although they’ve survived for the last three seasons under manager Roberto Martinez.

But if they do drop down to the Championship, the Lancashire club may be willing to let some of their players go – and a good signing for Newcastle could be 22 year-old central midfielder James McCarthy, who was born in Glasgow in 1990, but has preferred to play for Ireland, where he has 12 full caps.

James is already a good player and can only get better – and he signed for Wigan from Hamilton Academical in 2009, on a five-year deal, and the lad signed a new five-year deal in 2011.

He made his  Hamilton Academicals debut a couple of days before he turned 16 in 2006, and ended up playing 110 times with 15 goals for the Scottish club, before joining Wigan when he was 19 in 2009.

James has played 125 times with 8 goals for Wigan, and he could be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle – if he’s available.

What do you think?

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136 comments so far

  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Black and white army I only hear what people r saying but it would make sense to buy UK who r young and can progress I have a soft spot for caulker I like him when he was on loan at swansea I think it was then nothing just a game here and there he scores goals from corners free kicks and is quick and good at tackling I hope we snap him up before someone else.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #2

    HAZZY1

    what i like most about Caulker is that he can play RB as well
    he could easily put Debuchy under pressure for a RB role and also put Taylor under pressure for CB

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #3

    If we are going after british players with BPL experience, two lads I would like to see join are

    1. Adam Le Fondre – Despite his french sounding name, he is classified as British and can be selected for the England Squad. (If im not mistaken). He can be our Strolla Replacement.

    2. Townsend – can be our Obertan replacement. Imo a much better player then Obertan and more attack minded then Jonas

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #4

    James McCarthy to Newcastle any day also bring in Macmanaman ( spelling )

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #5

    black and white army Yeah m8 he reminds of a faster mica richards also younger and far better at defending I hope we sign someone like this as colo replacement id be happy with that rather than going to france again I like Sakho but he will take alot of time to settle just like Mbiwa who will class given time and coached right.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #6

    i’ll go for Hughes from Derby what a cracking young player could easily fit into our first team

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Tim Krul – 3 seasons in the PL
    Danny Simpson – 4 seasons in the PL
    Steven Taylor – 10 seasons in the PL
    Fab Colo – 4 seasons in the PL
    Davide Santon – 2 seasons in the PL
    Cheik Tiote – 3 seasons in the PL
    Yohann Cabaye – 2 seasons in the PL
    Moussa Sissoko – Half a season in the PL
    HBA – 3 seasons in the PL
    Jonas Gutierrez – 4 seasons in the PL
    Papiss Cisse – 1 1/2 seasons in the PL

    I don’t think we’re lacking too much on PL experience?!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #8

    HAZZY1

    bring them both through we could do with rotation players if were ever gonna challenge for top 4 spot

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #9

    McCarthy would be amazing Ive watched since he was a young lad in scotland playing for Hamilton Acc’s he has so much talent also Mcmanaman is pure class I dont care about the tackle it was a mistake all players including Cabs and Tiote could make a really bad tackle anytime.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Beattie25

    true mate, this makes me wonder why Pardew said we haven’t got PL experience what a dipstick

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Black and White Army I would like Sakho he is so strong and well orginsed but to many captains causes problems we have Mbiwa Colo Cabs add Sakho we may have a problem Ive just heard as well Cabs is off to PSG and we r after Joe Allen as a replacement any thoughts?

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Why would anyone want small nippy wingers. They can’t win headers when the ball is hoofed up field.

    We need Crouch, Zigic and Carroll.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Beattie Ive said all along that we don’t lack exp just leadership there has been no communication from the bench to the players esp the french one’s who need help to settle Cabs is not a capt and if colo goes who will take the mantle to many players think they have what it takes but I dont see a leader in our team yet.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Beattie25

    give it time mate i’m sure Pardew could turn nippy wingers into non-existence players or he will play them as DM lol

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #15

    what about Taylor for captain? but saying that he hardly puts in a full season.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #16

    I still can’t get over him taking off Haidara and puting Jonas LB and also not playing anita even at full back where he has played most of his career thats when I changed my mind on him we had Obertan sitting after he had scored 3 for the U21’s no wonder we play with no confidence he never gives them any chances.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Taylor never plays enough games to be capt Im not sure who id like to be capt we need a Nolan in our team someone who will bleed Black and White and I just don’t see it in any of our players.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #18

    HAZZY1

    same here, i still can’t get over the fact that he puts shola on instead of young Campbell, with enough playing time i think Campbell could be the next Rooney or even better

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #19

    well with Pard’s in charged and if Colo leaves i can guarantee that Jonas will be Captain

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Black and Whte Army Campbell is a great little player but I feel he is to scared yet to play in the prem we should of sent him on loan to a championship team then seen what he can do not play him for the U21’s only I really feel sorry for any kids that join our team they just sit and watch knowing they will be let go later it’s shocking.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #21

    Black and Whte Army Jonas is a great graffter but not a good leader or footballer every defender knows his moves and he just falls over they counter and score it’s another joke that need’s sorted if we had Redmund and Sinclair pards would have to play to there feet that would help Cabs and Ben-Arfa and also Cisse who scored most of his great goals to his feet turning and striking.

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #22

    If Pardew is going to stay we have to back him by signing players he can work with.

    If they ain’t going to sack him then at least buy players who can fit into his shit system so we don’t have to watch great players go to waste.

    I’d rather sell all our top stars and bring in Carlton Cole types if Alan does stay because if we can’t enjoy good football we might as well watch the shit with people who can effectively carry out the gameplay of our master tactician.

    Out: Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko, Goofy, Cisse, Marv, Ober, Santon, Debuchy, M’bwia & Anita

    In: Noble, Whealen, Sidwell, Carlton Cole, Grant Holt, Etherington, Marc Wilson, Joey O’Brien, Kèbe, Huth, & Delap

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #23

    true mate iv’e also been waiting for Street to come through but injury has cost him, it’s a shame though the lads have got a lot of potential going to waste here so hopefully they get loaned out in the championship to get first team experience

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  • Sazzer

    May 14, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Repost respons to Hazzy1
    If those are lined up and new manager is coming on. I would assume he’s british or Pardew still in charge. With two Tottenham players it smells like The Red Hairy one.

    Could be that they want to upgrade our homegrown squad.
    Puncheon would be free? Jonas (Hope)
    Caulker 10ish m £ ? Colo/Taylor
    Redmond 3ish m £ … Ferguson/R.Taylor
    Huddlestone 6is m £ Abeid
    Rhodes 7ish m £…Sammy
    Tomkins 5ish m £…Willo
    Carroll 12ish m £… Shola
    James Mccarthy … Perch

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Beattie25

    mate i honestly think he will stay, after the QPR game i saw Pardew keep looking at MA & DL and they were both excited and cheering each other on, which in some case means he’s staying.

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  • Sazzer

    May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #26

    Beattie25
    We must get those special towels that Stoke has as well. And that super sub they have Michael Owen.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Sazzer No m8 it’s Rafa that ive been hearing no one else and it may well be replacement’s or to add our small squad but either way id still like it to happen not sure all will come maybe to much to hope for but half would be good.

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Do you not agree then to just sign players Pardew is capable of using?

    No point giving gourmet food to a chef whose only ever tossed burgers at McDonald’s.

    Give the tosser meat, buns and onions.

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  • Novocastrian66

    May 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #29

    Beattie; that’s what is known as cutting yor nose off to spite your face.

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #31

    Why would it be cutting a nose off?

    Surely it would be beneficial to everyone involved and might improve results?

    I’d rather have Carlton Cole if Pardew wants to play target man/lone striker.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Beattie U make sense if we r to play Hoof Ball Cole and Carroll would scare most defences at corners but I think pards is trying to play good footie he just doesn’t know how .

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #33

    Beattie25

    not really mate known Pardew he will get the players in to play hoofball then he might suddenly change his ways and tell them to play the ball on the ground and attack even though he’s lost his technical and flair players

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  • JackButler

    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Alan Pardew must currently reside’s in 1973 with the speed of his backtracking over recent comments about Ashley, Llambias and that disgusting ‘I don’t care if we lose 0-4’.

    But on the plus side at least his tactics will be up to date with him back in the 70’s

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Listen pards just needs to think back to what was in his book last yr when went on that run playing 4-3-3 and scoring for fun it’s that simple and he needs to kick tiote back to holland he has lost all respect never fight’s anymore last yr he chased every ball scaring all players now he looks like a kitten.

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #36

    Hazzy

    He doesn’t know how and never will.

    His entire career as a manager and player has centred around hoofing forward.

    Ever since he burst onto the scene as an amature footballer be has been a part of long ball football.

    It isn’t his fault.

    How could a man conduct an orchestra if all he’s ever done is play bongos in his own bedroom?

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  • Beattie25

    May 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #37

    B & W

    That would be hilarious if we signed a load if crap and played decent football.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #38

    Beattie like I just posted he can play good attacking footie he has lost the page in his book lol he said we were playing 4-3-3 in a few games but what I seen was 4-5-1 most games.

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  • stuart no9

    May 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #39

    just a quick message for all you that thought pardew was “only joking “when he mentioned getting beat off arsenal 4-0.
    I know 4 managers who would not even thought of that entering their head, let alone say it.
    sir alex- mourino -moyes-benitez
    4 of the top managers around, thats why they are top managers. then we our own stupid f;;;king idiot who has just survived the drop because we played the worst side in the prem, and were given 2 goals by a very kind QPR. and he comes out with a statement like that.
    how the f//k can we be happy watching our team get a drubbing at home . he said the wrong thing at the wrong time. alan your a pr”’k.. keep your gob shut.

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  • HAZZY1

    May 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #40

    B&W lets just get pulis and be done with lol. we should be called Stoke(2). I want barca/swansea/wigan i know wigan but they play really good football and always on the floor id love us to like Arsenal but that will never happen.

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