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Newcastle Pass Up On French Defensive Midfielder

9:43 am, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

We had reported on Sunday that Newcastle had put a bid in for French defensive midfielder William Vainqueur on the last day of the January transfer window, and that he was now buying out the last three years of his contract at Standard Liege, and would become available as a free agent.

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William Vainqueur – Newcastle have passed up on defensive midfielder?

On Sunday, the Belgium newspaper Walloon reported the player had bought out his contract at Standard Liege, and we wondered if this had been done in collusion with Newcastle.

But the Newcastle Journal today is reporting Newcastle have passed up on the chance to sign Vainqueur, even though Graham Carr watched the player regularly last season.

William’s agent is Meissa N’Diaye, and this is what he told the Journal today”

“There is no interest from Newcastle,” “The question of whether he would be interested in the club is not relevant as they have not approached him.”

But maybe that we have Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita and Bigirimana, who can play in the defensive midfield role, that position is not a priority for Newcastle this summer?

What do you think?

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46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM


    Havn’t gone anywhere mate. Been watching all posts and lately it has all been JFK related and relatively boring. Lots of people attacking each other. Its just like being in the school playground again full of bullies lol. Seen lots of posts attacking yourself ref no players arriving last week? Im getting to old to be engaged in keyboard warriors so tend to keep things to myself now

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    And Sissoko

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    0 mins ago
    Top of the list for JFK’s clear out should be JFK

    What an absolute idiot, real shame to see perchinio go one of the hardest working model pro’s we have and a decent all round player, should be that waste of wages gosling

    Yeah PEA’s account is an official account mate

    Boom Boom
    Bit over the top, Eds doing no such thing what’s he supposed to do, praise JFK’s inane ramblings as gospel?

  • 4 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Oh really?! I’ve not read them, but arent able to get online all the time lately. Water off a ducks back mate! Think I said it was going to be a big week, and it was with our interest and bids being lodged.

    Maybe because PEA hasn’t had his Benton pic taken yet annoyed a few. And of course, that’s my fault! Haha

    No time for keyboard warriors or online bullies either mate!

  • 5 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Ibiza – Yeah its a genuine account mate.

    I read that post on here as well, but think it was a blogger on the wind up.

    Toon252 or something like that?!

  • 6 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Tads…Cheers mate. Interesting. Let’s see what happens then.

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Torq….That’s the one. I did see the actual twitter post, but can’t promise it was re-posted 100% accurately, but there was a post from that twitter account mentioning Newcastle that disappeared shortly after.

    Still, not going to get carried away, just thought I’d share what I saw and try and clear toon252s name somewhat….or maybe just dirty my own :)

  • 8 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Ibiza – well in that case, if toon252 is reading, I apologise.

    If it was a real post which was deleted, coupled with the fact it’s a genuine Twitter account, and lad himself NOT tweeting he was victim of a hacked account, then well…..maybe!!!! Just maybe!!! :-)

    What did the tweet say?! Wasn’t it somethung like “destination Newcastle” or something similar?

  • 9 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM


    For Pea to be flying into anywhere for talks/medical where are the reports that a bid has been accepted as i havn’t seen such reports anywhere?

  • 10 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Ps Ibiza – Does that make you ITK?? ;-)

  • 11 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Ibiza you’re full of shit mate!

  • 12 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    @torq. It said “newcastle? You must be kiddibg”

  • 13 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Proud – I’m not convinced they would publicise an accepted bid and have agreements with both his club, and advisors to maintain confidentially. I heard we upped our bid to €20mil but that’s only via word of mouth. So could be inaccurate.

    However a €20mil would get accepted I feel. And kick the ball rolling!

  • 14 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Torq….No it certainly does not. I have worked very hard to know nothing and I’d like to keep it that way :)

    As I said, I was fairly tired and went looking to see if it was a genuine account and by the time I went back to the page the post was gone…so much for cut and paste…tw@!

    I think, but not 100% sure, it had been re-tweeted by our dear mate Colin (he must be your boss, right?), but tbh, who knows, Ibiza summer is catching up with me….it’s only July.

    But yeah, it was something along those lines.

  • 15 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    PPB….For 2 days running now, you just get me!

  • 16 jazzyp // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    vainqueur although a good player,i feel that he would have added nothing different to what we already have.
    sissokho-tiote-anita-cabaye-bigi are all of the cm mould so see no sense in filling this role with more talent.
    cf is of top priority and is a must for the up coming season

  • 17 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    PPB – Wasn’t that JFKs tweet?!?! :-)

    Man…could you imagine if THAT bloke had a Twitter account??!??! It would mark the end of days, surely!!!

  • 18 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM

  • 19 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Ibiza – Don’t imply that my dear friend and employer Colin talks out of his @rse!!!

    If he reads this he will have me up on a disciplinary !!!

  • 20 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:07 AM


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  • 21 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    That was a copy of what was posted last night

  • 22 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Torq… :)

  • 23 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    @torq. If that man had a Twitter it’d be a comedy goldmine

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Why did someone have to mention a JFK twitter account, would be comedy gold!!!

    Just back from the G8, have solved world poverty and destroyed Obama on fifa 18 #masteroftheuniverse

  • 25 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    JFK having a twitter account was mentioned the other day. It would be truly amazing….for non Newcastle fans.

    We the fans want communication from out club! Don’t we?

  • 26 geordiefromthemidlands // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    French media reporting pea is dortmund bound. Anything you seen about that Torq?

  • 27 Rooster // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Joe Kinnear becomes the first director of football, player/manager and owner in the history of the game at Newcastle United – 75-1

    Unhappy with the standard of players signed on his watch, Kinnear, 66, shows he has recovered from two heart attacks by picking himself for the team after Alan Pardew loses his job. He goes onto sack the owner Mike Ashley after a game of stud poker.

    Joe just get on with the job, your cv patter is wearing a wee bit thin. just get us some decent players and back yourself and your talk up.

  • 28 rainrix // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    tads…. Think you’re on to something there :)

    Just had a spot of lunch at the summit of mount olympus with zeus and athena. Damn she has some tits on her. #stillgotit.

  • 29 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Geordie – The French media are very up and down. They reported just today that Belhanda didn’t sign for kiev yet, but the chairman stated he has signed for 5 years,

    Lequipe and BEin sport ate notoriously bad!

  • 30 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Well I am off lads and lasses.

    Let me know when one of you start a JFK twitter parody account…will definitely follow :)

    Have a good one.

  • 31 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM


    Went out for dinner with one of 7 wives, Cheryl fcuking Cole, and some mug named mike Tyson hit on her, had to knock him out #nochoiceimamheavyweightchampoftheworld

  • 32 roshan MAGPIE // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    indykaila News @indykaila 46s
    I have received a message regarding #NUFC ownership, I’ve decided to post the mail. Coming up shortly #rumours
    Hope ashley leaves and take joke in here with him

  • 33 wolfshead@toon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    stop going on at joseph dont you know any publicity is good publicity? seriously though things wont be left to stagnate with him around he probably has an itchy trigger finger :-)

  • 34 rainrix // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    tads…. Ah god this JK twitter account needs making :)

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Wolfs head
    It’s not itchy, it’s twitchy, the blokes a walking medical problem!

  • 36 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Lol at least it would distract us from his real ramblings!

  • 37 BandB // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Kinnear may well come across as demented, but it seems his main role is to give Ashley a second opinion on the stuff Pardew’s been telling him.
    One of the things he probably wants to know is whether it is true that the likes or Bigirimana, Abeid and the other young players are really the dead losses Pardew has claimed.
    Perch has done a job. But he is Pardew’s go-to man, and maybe this is just about getting him out of the picture.
    If Perch, Shola and Obertan are moved out, Pardew will see this as the loss of important players. I can see a strategy in this. I just hope the endgame isn’t JFK as manager.

  • 38 LooneyToon41 // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    I’m sure it’s already been posted, but Sissoko’s twitter post was VERY interesting last night :-
    “Next season will be beautiful !!! #NUFC #ToonArmy !!!”

    I don’t think he would post that without foundation… do you?

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Don’t think bigi can be counted in that statement he’s done nothing but praise the lad and gave him a start in a European quarter final

  • 40 Roy Morten // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    “I have received a message regarding #NUFC ownership, I’ve decided to post the mail. Coming up shortly #rumours

    A friend of mine who is a Tottenham supporter just found this on mail… Will ask him where he read that..

  • 41 Roy Morten // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    (Sent me this on email)

  • 42 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Looneytoon – Moussa doesn’t have a Twitter account mate. Its fake.

    Somebody said his WIFE runs it for him, but not so sure myself.

  • 43 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Roy – It’s indykalia mate! Twitters resident ITK.

  • 44 LooneyToon41 // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    @42 Torq….. ah, thanks mate!!! FFS …. i’ve been following it for 6 months lol!! ;-)

  • 45 BandB // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM


    He has. But he still appears to be behind Perch in the pecking order, and sometimes Gosling gets on ahead of him too (I know they aren’t exactly like for like.)

    I’m not stating any preferences or dissing Perch, or even denying Pardew MIGHT have got his calls right.

    I’m trying to see logic in things, from Ashley’s perspective, and I think he will want to know whether, in Kinnear’s view, these players should be getting more opportunities.

    The alternative is to believe that bringing in Kinnear was just a drunken slaver-on between the two of them that went horribly wrong.

  • 46 richyg01 // Jul 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    We need him to replace Perchinio!

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