English Defender Too Expensive For Magpies – No Surprise There


Newcastle have been interested in James Tomkins of West Ham for over eighteen months now, and the thing that we keep hearing again and again in these transfer windows from Newcastle, is that the price isn’t right – it’s too high.

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James Tomkins – big surprise – price too high

That’s a recurring theme since Mike Ashley bought the club six years ago, and one reason we miss out on quite a few of our targets, but sometimes you have to pay out decent money to get a good player.

And news today in the local press that Newcastle have been quoted a £6M fee for Tomkins, which is probably a couple of million more than Newcastle are willing to pay.

But you can hardly blame West Ham for trying to recuperate some of the £15M they have already  spent on Andy Carroll this summer, and they seem to  be in the middle of their buying spree this summer.

And the news is that West Ham are not willing to lower their price on the England U21 International,  and therefore Newcastle may need to look for cheaper options elsewhere – sound familiar?

Newcastle could have signed 25 year-old 6’4″ Brazilian Douglas as a free agent this summer, and   Mike Ashley was positive about signing the center-back we had been after for at least a couple of years.

But it seems that Kinnear nixed that deal, which would have been a lot cheaper than what it will take to get Tomkins to Newcastle.

Newcastle will now presumably go after a younger and cheaper option than Tomkins, so it’s over the Chief Scout Graham Carr for who that player could be.

With Newcastle getting at least £25M more from the Premier League than last season, we had hopes that Mike Ashley would loosen up his frugal ways a bit, but that’s not gong to happen.

What do you think?

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29 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew is back with his OVER THE LINE, OVER THE LINE, OVER THE LINE crap

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    yes and in no way does it reflect poorly on us on this occasion. I’d happily stick with what we’ve got. Willo is an excellent 4 th choice and we have two top young centre backs ready to show their colors. Can’t imagine we really ever wanted him.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    So he wasn’t talking about goal line technology!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4

    There may be as good defendersin Championship.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #5

    I highly doubt Carr has scouted Tomkins and said this kid will be a good buy for the price quoted!

    …I also highly doubt he ever scouted Obertan! Did we get the short end of the stick on that one or what 🙁

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    £25M more than last season? Ok…great…but unfortunately last season we got £9M less than the previous season.

    Ridiculous negative statement at the end there. We’ll sign some players, but why pay over the odds for someone just for the sake of it?

    Judge on September the 1st…I’ll be out with the banners if we haven’t signed at least 2 attacking players…

    Plus…why do we need another centre back? He’s hardly going to come as 4th choice…

    Waste of an article…

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Jimmy- Willo with Coloccini is fine but not when he plays with Saylor.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #8

    TDS…because we really need to ship our fringe players out!

    …Willo needs to be upgraded, so yes we really need another CB – someone you could count on should Saylor or Colo get injured (I know that it not going to happen 😉 )

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  • toon22

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    It can be seen from space we need a striker and a left winger.
    AP needs to change his over the line rubbish too as it sets the target at the absolute minimum.If you try for higher its more likley youll reach it.
    Its just a very negative way to think im sure the players dont need it.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper- good morning. I would take Tomkins over Taylor.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11

    jonnobad
    so according to you.just because we choose to believe members on this site that you deem to be full of bs, we are all have no common sense-we are all accountants and none of our opinions in fact count for f@ck all !!!.
    we cant all be as perfect as your good self so please give us a break as we don’t all live in a perfect world like you

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  • jeff

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    this is what our team will hopefully look like next season:

    Krul
    Debuchy Tomkins Coloccini Baines
    Cabaye Alex Song
    Sissoko Ben Arfa McClean
    Sturridge

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  • jeff

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #13

    we would challenge for top 4 with that team (imo)

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  • jeff

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    lots of pace and unbelievable tekkers. im thinking:

    tiote sold 20 mil
    saylor sold 12 mil
    marveaux sold 8 mil
    gutierrez sold 8 mil

    sturridge in 15 mil
    mcclean in 15 mil
    alex song in 10 mil
    tomkins in 6 mil

    net spend = -2 mil

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #15

    jeff
    so you would choose Tompkins over mbiwa then ?????.
    and sturridge over cisse !!!

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Jeff

    Sturridge? Alex Song? lol .. What planet you living on?

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  • davis_toons

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #17

    tomkins in 6 mil
    So what if he is tall? Is he good in playing football.

    Whats the point getting in a basketball player when he cant play football?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Tomkins has got the whiff of Pardew’s mediocrity written all over it. No way is it a Carr call.

    Ed how on earth is Saylor a top player? He is the Geordie Bramble, an extremely error and injury prone plastic, chest thumping Geordie who wanted big wages to stay.

    Thinking outside the box, a swap with Remy and bringing in N’Koulou would make us so, so much stronger.

    Pardew doesn’t think outside the box though. It will still be Jonas, Saylor and Tiote lining up ahead of M’Biwa and Anita etc and again zero pace in the team.

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  • Patoon

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #19

    TBH i’d have been getting rid of Saylor b4 Perch but i can c JFKs point in having 2 let Perch go, he is naturally a defender that can play in midfield but Pardew kept playing him in DM alongside Tiote who was terrible last season while he played a top CDM (Sissoko) in attack and left another top CDM (Anita) on the bench, also played Jonas at left back, surely the wise option would hav been 2 play Mbiwa at left back and Perch in the middle or even Perch at left back and play Anita in midfield or Sissoko in his natural position, but anyway, i’d hav had Perch as a back up center half 2 Colo and Mbiwa b4 Saylor any day

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #20

    if you could get 8 mill for gutierezz I would drive him to the prospective club myself.
    why sell taylor and bring in Tomkins who in my view are both of equal statue . sackho would offer so much more to the back line for around the same figure being banded about for Tomkins-a no brainer really

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  • richyg01

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree, £6M is too much, he’s not that great.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #22

    Morning Ian!

    I don’t think this is a case of what of who we want! It is simply a case of what we need and how much are we willing to spend!

    In no world what so ever is Tomkins worth the price the quoted! And it has Obertan written all over it 😉

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  • Patoon

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Jeff

    R u serious, paying 15m for McClean, he’s not even worth 5m, and i c ur stil playing Sissoko, a top CDM on the wing, no anita or sissoko at DM but stil cabaye ther, R U PARDEW IN DISGUISE

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Did anyone hear the interviews Pardew gave by the way about our squad size?

    …would be a good read of JFA and the likes!

    Apparantly “the squad is a little thick in places.”

    – Pardew

    Personally I think our problem is our fringe players are just not god enough!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #25

    we definitely need a quality signing to shore up the defence but the problem we have is colo has committed himself for at least another season and is our captain ..mapou I think now he has had half a season to the riggers of the pl will be an awesome player for the upcoming season……..so any top quality addition will be demanding first team football and that’s where the problem lies.
    its alright being man u or man city with 4 top cb’s who will fight for there place on big money but nobody is gonna look at nufc in the same vein

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #26

    rotana how can u even say somthing like that about saylor when hes on form nd with colo hes as good or better than todays england defence nd plus we need 8 english players thats y were after tomkin nd bent

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #27

    morning jesper how are you sir.
    if that’s what hes come out with already then hes starting in the same mindset as last season-full of bs.
    last season he was constantly complaining about the squad size in that we had no depth after the starting 11. and to be truthful I fully agreed with percy on that matter..
    getting rid of our fringe players is in all intense purposes a positive move so long as we bring in quality additions to the squad

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  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Keeper @24….

    ‘…… our problem is our fringe players are just not god enough!’

    Not god enough eh? Now that’s a Thor point!

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  • toontillidie

    Jul 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Seriously whats the point in putting on here what players we want as toon fans the upper heirachy aint interested in what we have to say they do what they want the fans dont matter to them they are a bunch of @ssholes

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