Wigan Lodge Formal Bid For James Perch


News coming through from the Daily Mirror that Wigan Athletic have put in a bid for Newcastle’s James Perch.

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James Perch – Wigan put in formal bid

The report says that Wigan are waiting for a response from Newcastle, and of course Newcastle need to decide whether they will sell James this summer or lose him as a free agent next summer when his four-year deal runs out.

And James may be one of those players that new Director of Football Joe Kinnear says isn’t good enough to be at the club, but James is solid player who can play in many different positions, and he’s proved that since signing on from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010.

He’s an excellent squad player and after a difficult first season, he has played well over the last two seasons, and we’d like to see him stay on Tyneside.

For the record, James has played 81 times for Newcastle with one goal in his three seasons on Tyneside, but he’s also picked up 21 yellow cards.

What do you think?

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216 comments so far

  • Jackel001

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Reports coming out of France we have put an 18 mil bid in for PEA. Looks like the sale of Perch has “made all the difference” 700k to MA is complete pennies, personally there are a lot more players I would have shown the door to instead of perch!

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  • Macas

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Was far better than Tiote last season

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  • magicbus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Thought Perchino did a good job for us in a varaiety of positions last season. Would prefer to see Shola Obertan and Gosling go before him.

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  • d122

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

    An average player, Anita and Tiote over him. We can let him go.

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  • the truth will out

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    pass the salt i’ll tack a pinch

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  • d122

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    If his sale provides the extra funds for Aubamayeng it will be worth it.

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #7

    JP had a great season for us and doesn’t seem to mind being a squad player so why on earth would JFK want to sell him?. Keep hold of him. JP is solid and dependable. He’s also consistent while others let us down badly last season.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Colin ?@cwarr07 Protected account 2m

    Deal for Aubameyang involves Obertan joining Saint Etienne #NUFC

    Too good to be true? Well, it is from Colin so probably.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Of all the so called “fringe” players, id like to see Perch leave the least. How many MOTM performances does it take to convince Pardew to start him?

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  • Levi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Nooooooo. A player that lacks talent compared to some of our other players but has great drive. Him and Steven Taylor are players who will always give 100%. Just like Jonas. But if perch wants to live I think we should let him because he has been a true bent to newcastle

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  • Levi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    A true gentleman to Newcastle. Stupid auto correct

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #12

    aye agree perch is/was a solid performer as cover but i dont think anyone wanted him to be a starter just that tiote had such a bad season we thought perch should have been picked ahead of him.

    personally if perch goes its a good thing as its more chances for bigi who could well become my hope for a toon english international.

    but i would agree there are others in a perfect world i would have shipped out before perch ! suppose if the offer came in you can not guarentee it would happen again if it was turned down to move others on 1st.

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  • d122

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #13

    @Ibizatoon

    I think Obertan deserves a chance, he played well in the Europa league last year

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Kiss of death from colin.

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  • Burni

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    I’d be a bit gutted if perch left. I think he has been very good since his first season. Solid. Dependable. Strong. IN MIDFIELD…. I’d rather guti… Tiote…. Gosling were to leave.

    I realise guti isn’t exact match but still 🙂

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Cooll Hand, Perch played 27 games last season 19 starts.
    Great squad player but he is really there to fill in the gaps for injuries. Much better options in all the positions he plays.
    Don`t want to sell him though.

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #17

    i agree…i think we should keep perch..

    1. hes english
    2. hes an ok sub
    3. doesnt cry to the press if hes on the bench..

    gosling, shola, etc..are english players who we should sell..

    although

    cabaye tiote sissoko
    subs: (marveaux, bigi, anita)

    6 cms should be enough..(plus vuckic)

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Where’s these reports coming about pea?are is it just more crap????

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #19

    After a shaky start Perch grew into a very effective utility player when injuries robbed the team of first choice players.

    He will probably leave as he can get regular starts at Wigan unlike with us.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #21

    We cannot sell Perch for such a pathetic amount of money!!!

    For me there are a number of our so called star players that I’d get shot of first, at least Perch can say that he’s improved over the past few seasons unlike most of the squad we have

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #22

    So far we are signing 46 players and selling 17???

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  • Santon03

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #23

    probably will lose Cisse and Cabaye

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  • gndtoon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Cheikhou Kouyaté — hope we go after this beast, in the last year of his contract. haven’t heard his name yet this window (which is a good sign) better and cheaper than zouma

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree that the fee for Perch is low and I agree he have been great utility player for the squad we had.

    But since we bought Debuchy, Haidara, Bigi, Anita, Sissoko and Mbiwa is there really a need for him?

    I would say no. He also in his last year of his contract.

    Gosling is going, Obertan is going. Amalfitano is going. Abeid is going. If to believe rumours.

    So it’s not like he going before them, just perhaps easier to get rid of him since he’s good utility player.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Perch was one of the more consistant players last season and really didnt shame himself like other players. It’d be a crying shame if we sold him before the likes of Jonas, Obertan, both sholas. Hes not the best but certainly fills the criteria for a decent sub for if things are going wrong i.e. injury or suspension.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #27

    If perch leaves for wigan, we should try and replace him with a solid english squad player who can play in a few roles and has an excellent attitude and team ethic. I think the best option would be to contact wigan and see if they will sell us James Perch…..

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m expecting these players to leave:

    Perch (has done well for us, but £700k isn’t much at all)
    Gosling
    Shola Ameobi
    Tavernier
    Obertan
    Amalfitano
    Williamson

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Out of all are fringe players perch is the one i wouldn’t sell, great covering player gives 100% and always puts in a solid performance much rather see gosling go tbh

    Mind couldn’t blame him for leaving if he could get 1st team football

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Add Kouyaté, Zouma, Sakho, Sané and young FB and there is even less room for Perch.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Cabaye, Tiote and Gutierrez will all probably leave, so we need to sign at least 6/7 first teamers and 3 young prospects.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #33

    I didn’t mean we get all of them but one or two. I have feeling some 10 %:ers might…yeah.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #34

    lol @Markaccus, i was going to say something similar… just think how much itd cost to replace him ‘like for like’, i still regret us getting rid of the likes of Barton and Nolan, would have been perfect bench players coming on to really shake up a game.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Ketsbaia9
    Any evidence of Jonas leaving or is it wishful thinking?

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Kets have you taken your meds today, Newcastle will not allow players to leave ‘enmass’ like you suggest, i very much doubt cabs will leave, nor will we sell him when his value has been damaged after a poor season…makes more sense to give him a season to increase his stock then sell him

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Tads

    I dont know like, a versatile player like him is almost certain of a place on the bench… if he is happy with that we should keep him. I will be disapointed to see him go. If he wants to go (hed get every game in the chapionship imo) the i supppse its fair enough. He has more than earned our respect and thanks.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Numpty Pardew always played Perch and others ahead of Anita, so I’m not too disappointed. Good lad and a trier but not really premiership class. A bit like when Pardew played Mullins instead of Mascherano.

    If Pardew had anything about him he’d walk, but he hangs round like a bad smell. No pride, just misplaced arrogance.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Zero

    Aaron hughes. Andy griffin. We have had a few versatile squad players who never let us down, yet we always seem to get rid.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Would you sell Cabaye if a £20m+ bid comes in? I would. We can get Benteke in for around £18m. Forget about Aubameyang, Benteke is proven.

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