Would Free Agent Douglas Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?


There are reports in the Italian press today that long-term target Douglas, whose contract at FC Twente ends on June 30th, may have agreed a deal to join Newcastle United.

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Douglas – would he be a good signing for Newcastle?

And certainly the 6’4″ Brazilian would mount a strong challenge to be a starter for Newcastle at center-back should he sign, although the reports in the italian press may be premature.

But if the 6’4″ defender does sign, that would give much-needed competition in the Newcastle defense, and also pose a threat at set plays, which we haven’t done for a long, long time.

And Newcastle conceded an alarming 68 goals lasts season, the most we have ever conceded in the Premier League – so do you think our defense needs to be strengthened this summer?

We want to gauge how Newcastle fans view this potential signing of the big Brazilian – so please let us know by voting below – only one vote per reader.

Would Free Agent Douglas Be A Good Signing?

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232 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Douglas, Douglas….where have I heard that name before?

    🙂

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  • rainrix

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Well if he’s 6’4 by pardew logic we will now be able to score from corners. Hallelujah!

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Jeff

    Go for it…

    Speedy winger ???

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    yes for me….. now plzzz some more transfer news

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  • Graeme

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #5

    If Douglas does arrive I imagine it will drastically reduce Saylors appearances on the pitch.

    Collo and Douglas could make a very good central pairing and it would be down to Saylor and Mbiwa to battle for any injury cover going.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    NUFC have renamed the corner as the ‘long goal kick’.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #7

    oops ‘short goal kick’ sorry. same result though.

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning Torq
    If your still on the blog could you let us know if we have made any more contact with Belhanda. I know some scouts at Villa and they are really keen snd confident they can get him.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Rainrix – ah, so Douglas is also the stealth CF then?? lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Yeah graeme – stealth CF like Saylor. 🙂

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  • Bearsize

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Lilo
    Yeah i was a bit harsh on his short passing game but the lack of movement around him forced him into a long pass to their center half which was frustrating. The underperformance of the team had so many chain reactions to peoples games its so hard to find where to actually point the finger, one week its tiote the next its jonas ect… I do beleive mike will invest some cash come july so i think this season is make or break for a lot of the guys especially pardew

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  • rainrix

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Graeme… Yup he’s the footballing equivalent of a B-2 stealth bomber.

    Wait B-2s are black, oh damn racism argh !!!! 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Now expecting us to go for Toby Alderweireld once Coloccini leaves. Boudebouz, Remy and Bony will also sign.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Team

    ———————– Krul————————

    Debu————Dougi——-Colo———–Mibwa

    ————————Tiote———————-

    Hba——————-Cabaye————–Santon

    ——————-Cisse—–dejong—————

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #15

    We basically just go round in circles every single transfer window. lol

    Carroll, Douglas, Tomkins, Gervinho again.

    Lets not forget Barnetta

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #16

    would be good signing, I thought he had signed for kuban krasnodar but apparently this is false

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  • Roose Trollton

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast… Barnettas exempt this year. Its common knowledge he died of starvation and a broken heart in the jesmond hotel.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #18

    @13 kets

    bloody hope so lol

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #19

    If Coloccini stays, we don’t even need anymore defensive signings.

    Strikers are the main priority. Would love us to sign Benteke for £18m.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s like being on a roundabout lol

    Eric Peters is another name that will come up in the next few weeks, It always does 🙂

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #21

    I heard stoke are in for Eric pieters. Bloody stoke! He will ruin his career there.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Krul

    Debuchy Alderweireld Mbiwa Santon

    Boudebouz Sissoko Ben Arfa

    Marveaux

    Bony Remy

    Subs:

    Elliot
    Douglas
    Saylor
    Haidara
    Cabaye
    Anita
    Tiote
    Raylor
    Gouffran
    Cisse

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #23

    We don’t even need Pieters. Aly Cissokho is guaranteed to come up though.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Looks like Pardew does not even want Europe in pre season.

    After rangers, motherwell we are now pondering St. Mirren

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Kets> Alderweireld isnt going to come here sorry. Said himself he will stay in Holland unless he can go to a club near the top of the Prem or Germany.

    And we’re closer to being German than a team near the top of the league mate.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah it’s usually just a rehash of previous windows, or former players linked with coming back.

    Think we’ve been linked with this Douglas guy for about 3 years lol

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #27

    A pre season tour of Scotland is an improvement on last years disaster like

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Last year we wentto wales, scotland this year.

    We have english manager, have had one since 1999

    We are truly a british team

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #29

    @19 kets

    i believe the thinking behind it is collo will be gone after this season is over (ageing) another solid cb to partner mbiwa when he does so that they are settled into the prem allready.

    and lets face it both williamson and saylor (who are good on there day) are really only avg defenders and nothing special.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #30

    scotland pre-season may be a confidence boosting scam for going into the season on a high as we should on paper easily beat them.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #31
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m starting to think whether it’s best for us to get rid of Saylor this summer. He’s always injured.

    We desperately need at least 2 world class strikers.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Afternoon gents, and what a miserable afternoon it is 😀

    I see the race card was pulled out of the deck and then promptly put back in.

    We all know Indian is only using this blog to either bash Shola, bash Pardew or promote his own blog, and might I add, if his own blog is as badly thought out and written as his Pardew out comments then I am sure it makes for a horrific read, but then again I am never going to find out as I have no interest in his “journalism” but then again he is good enough to play in the PL isn’t that right Indian…or should I say Indian Magpie? Political correctness gone mad I tell you.

    Interesting comments from Torq, and while I do have little stock in any ITK (sorry Torq you’re in that bracket now too) I do like the disclaimers that he presents with all his comments, seems like a little bit of 2+2 guesswork with the comments about the technical advisor but I tend to take some interest in his comments about potential signings so we’ll give him a stay of execution for the meantime haha

    Anyway, how are we all?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Signing Douglas is a good start to the transfer window.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #35

    A pre season friendly b/w Motherwell and NUFC at 15 pounds Wow!

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  • G

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Well, if we do sign Douglas, I hope to god we can get him to concentrate for 90 mins + injury time. He’s technically a very fine player, who switches off for 5 or 10 mins every game. Not unlike everybodys favorite fan of ‘Suprise Love’ Titus Bramble.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Kets Sir,

    Do you think Cisse is World class?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Titus did love a good struggle snuggle…let’s hope it’s only concentration issues Douglas has in common with Le Tit.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes he would as would Alex Pearce,or Mamadou Sakho(not free though)
    Next it’s time for a striker,is the DeJong rumour true I wonder.Or was the PEA deal done in January,the suspense mounts and we have over 2 months of this.:)

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #40

    @37

    by no means is cisse world class but he is a very good striker and should have had 20goals last season.

    if he was not in the team last season we would have been relegated.

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