Will Coloccini Stay Mean Newcastle Miss Out On Top Target?


It was great news last night when Coloccini ended the mystery, and told Argentine TV that he was staying at Newcastle for next season, and in truth – that’s a massive positive for Newcastle and shouldn’t be underestimated.

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Douglas – wants first team football next season

There’s simply no doubt that Colo isn’t just a top Premier League player, who made the Premier League Team of the Season last summer, but he also is the leader of the side, and having the first team around for dinner at his house in May, showed just how close our lads really are.

But the timing of his stay has come at an awkward time, as Newcastle’s top defensive target, Douglas, who becomes a free agent at the end of the month when his contract runs out at FC Twente. has said he wants first team football at the club he will join this summer.

One reason is that he has ambitions to make the Dutch squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

The news is that Newcastle seem to be in the lead for the 6’4″ Brazilian, with some other top clubs also interested, but if he does arrive at Newcastle he’ll have to fight for his place and will be up against Colo, Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

If Douglas does arrive this summer, we have to believe that Mike Williamson will be sold, and there will be a number of clubs after Mike, who has done well at Newcastle, since he signed for just £1M in January, 2010 from Portsmouth and immediately filled in for the injured Steven Taylor in the Championship winning season.

And there is news in the Journal today that Mike, valued at around £2M –  is close to a move to Cardiff City – so he could continue playing on the Premier League next season.

We hope Douglas decides to come to Newcastle, and with Colo leading the side, we have to believe that our defense will be a lot stronger than last season, after we conceded 68 goals last term – the worst ever for any Newcastle side in the Premier League.

And Douglas is also good from set plays, and he’s scored 16 goals in about 245 appearances for FC Twente – and as a contrast Mike Williamson still has to score for Newcastle after 101 first team appearances.

We think Douglas would be a great acquisition for Newcastle – and hopefully he will be willing to fight for his place on Tyneside – what do you think?

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109 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #1

    If we can get him, great. He’ll need to be convinced he’ll get playing time though. But how can that come about?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Not bothered if we have Colo, go for a younger lad or bring on someone within the club

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #3

    colocinni and mbiwa starting with douglas and taylor on bench.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    If he’s seeking assurances he’s clearly not convinced he’s actually good enough to get in the team, never been overly impressed with this bloke just a slight upgrade on Taylor, move on he’s not worth the year of chasing we’ve done

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Liverpool have signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan for 18 million.
    and chelsea have apparently put in a bid of 15 million for matej vydra?

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    NUFCarter – Who? and Who?

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  • ArtyH

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Colo is a cert to start but Saylor is not. Give him all the assurances he needs to sign, then see how he plays and if he is as good as he thinks he is all well and good, if not so what? He could leave as he would anyway if a better offer came in ( as they ALL do ). Its time our club started to dictate the play.

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  • Edlines

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    PEA will sign soon.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Never heard of the first player but i suppose hes pretty good judging by his price tag.

    Matej Vydra was on loan to watford last season from udinese and hes only 20 years old. scored over 20 goals in the championship last season some good ones too. Would be a great buy for NUFC but not at that price. he will be one for the future if he goes chelsea.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    jose mourinho will listen to offers for Demba Ba, Torres, Ivanovic, David Luis and Juan Mata.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    All this about douglas being our No1 target is a smokescreen as i believe our No1 target is under negotiation and is not Douglas

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Liverpool could already have 4 new players before the transfer window even opens. They’ve already signed kolo toure, iago aspas, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and they are close to signing sunderlands mignolet for 8 million.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #13

    ArtyH
    Aren’t you forgetting about a certain Yanga Mbiwa? Who is miles ahead of Taylor

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  • stretchintoon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Mata would be great especially if cabayes off (28m),im delusioned i know

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #15

    We better get our targets in or we’re in trouble.

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  • stretchintoon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #16

    I hate liverpool more than sunderland i think

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Tads

    Do you not think AP will use Yanga at left back next season and push Santon forward who will be our own gareth bale in a few years to come?

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Liverpool will be quality next season, big squad full of
    Quality with a top progressive manager.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Carter
    Liverpool are spending because they are about to receive an obscene amount for suarez, ppl say that’s good business selling one buying 4 but when we do it it’s the end of the world!

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    We are so far behind the times with Pardew it’s unreal. The players will determine our season, Pardew will be nothing but a hindrance.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Proud
    I’m sorry but you don’t spend £8 mil on one of the highest rated young CB’s in Europe then play then at LB, if yanga starts the first game at LB then pardew should be sacked before half time

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #22

    I think it should be Colo and M’Biwa rotating with Douglas.
    Willo is hopefully away and Saylor is dodgy and injury prone.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Morning Torq/Proud

    I wouldnt pay much attention to nutters like Hatem as it is pretty damn clear he is a penny short of the full shilling.

    I think you guys know that the majority of posters here va;ue your responses and info so keep ot up and ignore the numpty.

    Onm the subject of Cabaye, I dont think for one minute this info is true but if he were to go, he wouldnt be much of a loss because I think he ios vastly over rated.

    Furthermore, I think the lokes opf Anita and Marveaux could step up into the fold if he l;eft.

    The money from his transfer coild be better used in the signing of Mertens and Sinclair to add much needed pace, width and goalscoring to the gteam.

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  • Fostino

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #24

    a few questions need to be assessed

    is tav good enough to replace simpon as cover?
    if not will r.taylor be deployed there as cover?
    santon might even be deployed there is yanga is to play l.b.
    what position is s.fergusion
    colo is our leader at back, if he stays injury then defence is sorted, he calms everyone down
    however if colo gets injured, its big trouble…id rather douglas come in than Williamson….but douglas wont settle for role on bench

    and all this is just defence!!!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Excuse the spellinmg mistakes. My laptop is shite

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Fostino

    Anita, Saylor, Mbiwa can cover RB even if Tavernoer is considered unsuitable amnd Raylor remains injured.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #27

    I cant spell Armageddon… but it’s not the end of the world!!!

    What if we sell Cabaye, he was gash last term! with the amounts being quoted we could get a similar player at a fraction of what we receive… industrious midfielders are a dime a dozen!

    Torq/Proud what about you lads? – Thanks for keeping spirits up with the positive ITK posts, even though you don’t name names! Keep it up, your optimism is helping me get through the summer so far!

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    Tads

    Im suggesting that will happen but yanga was outstanding at left back when davide was out so it could be an option and he can play there as we all know

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  • ArtyH

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #29

    @ toonarmy, no I had not forgot, but A.P tends to play Saylor with Colo. I think as a Geordie to placate the fans.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #30

    Douglas end off story should be bought in, why, because we lack in rotation and also as we all know injuries can be a bitch most times

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #31

    and iv’e also said many times that Santon should be pushed for becoming our winger and i think he will be epic even better than HBA

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #32

    Haidara is a very good left back too

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Krul

    Im confident Seim will be announced next week and the others arn’t far either. Pea is the interesting one and that has taken a massive twist over the last 48hrs so don’t be surprised if that deal is clinched very soon and announced

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Its been reported that West Ham will spend 44 million on Carroll. 19 million for the fee and 25 million for his 4 year contract. West ham are delusional. 20 million to spend and they go for Carroll? Do they really think this is a good deal?

    Also where the f*** have they got the money from?

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #35

    If were to see siem de jong at the toon by next week. i will be absolutley ecstatic!!! Great player and will rip the premier league apart.

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  • Slank

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #36

    toonarmydownsouth @ 19

    Just wanted to add to what you rightly have said about Liverpool in that is this not the second batch of players coming in to replace some of the batch of players (Carroll & co) that they bought with such fanfare not so long ago?

    For every Premiership club today that has announced signings there must five clubs who haven’t.

    I trust Carr to deliver the right player with the right character, certainly not someone like that cheat and troublemaker Suarez.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #37

    as well as PEA. ffs i’m getting excited now. i’m not learning from my mistakes of last summer.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #38

    just imagine this lineup with rotation on the bench

    krull,
    Debuchy, Colo, MYM, Haidara
    Cabaye, Anita
    HBA Sissoko, Santon
    Cisse

    bench

    Elliot, Saylor, Douglas, Gouffran, Tiote, PEA, Campbell

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #39

    @38 also Marv

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #40

    Douglas, siem de jong and PEA in. Cabaye out and then mertens and fisher in. with gosling, williamson, obertan and perch on there way out too.

    i will be a very happy bunny!

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