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Other Clubs Moving In For Newcastle’s Striker Targets

1:26 pm, Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 147 Comments

One thing that successful clubs do in the transfer market is to be very be quiet, but move very quickly once you have identified your targets, and you cannot accuse Newcastle of doing either of those two this summer.

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Bafetimbi Gomis - Tottenham moving in?

And there was some disturbing news today that West Ham are now in the race for QPR’s Loic Remy, and that may be an attractive move for Remy, if he wants to stay in the England capital.

And West Ham have not been shy in splashing out the money in terms of transfer fee (£15M) and the wages (£100K/week) for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, so they may be formidable competition for Newcastle.

And there was news in the French press only yesterday, that Tottenham have become interested in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and if that’s true, there’s some competition for Newcastle, because Spurs can offer Europa League football to the player this season.

So this new news is not good news for Newcastle, and we’ve already lost out on number one target – Saint Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng – who preferred to move to Borussia Dortmund.

And we missed out on Ivory Coast and Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony, who was signed by Swansea City earlier this month for a massive £13M, which will include an initial £11M, plus an extra £2M based on add-ons.

The fee was apparently out of reach for Newcastle, but even Alan Pardew seems to be getting a little impatient with no progress being made on the transfer front for the strikers we so desperately need.

Alan called on his boss Joe Kinnear, to complete some of the deals that are supposedly pending.

Here’s hoping we can still get some of those strikers through the door – but we really have to show more ambition and drive, to get these players on Tyneside this summer.

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147 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    This always happens, I am not surprised, but why can’t we learn 2 simple lessons, move quick, and keep quiet. This whole kinnear thing could have worked in our favour for transfers, as the press would have been focussed on that idiot, and we could have got targets in, without the press knowing.

  • 2 Toon Avenger // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Re post:

    Down Sarf

    You really are a pig headed moron.

    Our squad is weaker because everyone else has strengthened this Summer. By standing still we go backwards.

    Add to that the conflict in the club, the fact that we are still short on numbers and the a large slice of experience has gone and you can safely say we are weaker than last season.

    Oh and as for taking the pee out of Cisse’s religion obviously my intellectual humour is on a lane higher to you own as I was taking the pee out of people with opinions of things they know nothing about that can preach morality to a individual they do not know.

    Got back to the hole you crawled out of you dunce.

  • 3 Toon_Tom // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    KT97 – I dont think Cabaye will be here next season. Offers will start coming in – pardew has covered his ass by saying recently that he doesnt want him to leave so that when he does Pardew can play the victim.

    Cashley will cash in im sure

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Talking about lashings and the like – my God there are a few ultra dimwits and peanut brains on here that could do with a hundred lashes and I would throw in a stoning too -might kick start their brains into action or convince them not to make comments highlighting they know little about the subjects they are posting about.
    Thickos and dimwits……………………………………..OUT

  • 5 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Lilongwe

    I agree, that makes perfect sense. I don’t think it’s so vital who they bring in to be honest, as long as Wonga can reproduce number 9 shirts with the Wonga logo on.

  • 6 Greebol1892 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Really just too amateurish (apparently) in this summer’s transfer market. Does anyone believe we will actually “get our man”?
    I hope so…..

  • 7 pawl250 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Sundeland 3 – 1 Tottenham .

    QUICK PANNNNNIC!!!

    Then if you, like me are surrounded by them you see the inevitable praise and gleems as though they will now finish 4th in the PL haha!

    Pre season as stated is simply not worth noting win loss or draw. I would prefer to lose all pre seasons games if we can win our 2 starting fixtures in the PL…. Doesn’t work like that but who cares about pre season!

  • 8 WWYCD // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Ruddy
    From last thread
    We need 2 strikers and more in attack Gomis is a out and out striker and Remy offers striker option and winger/inside forward I dont think its too much to ask for both of them along with an attack minded CM or a real CAM

  • 9 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Ruddy

    Ok. So you mean we have a worse team than at the beginning of the Summer…

    So you’re judging our loss of Harper, Perch and Simpson as serious? Hardly relative…I’d put the return of Dummett and the fitness of Vuckic as above losing those 3.

    It won’t take much in terms of signings to beat that team out of the water.

    I’m not saying Anita should play RB, but I wonder who is clearly the 2nd choice to Debuchy now that Simpson and Perch have gone and Raylor is out for the season. I’d be happy if Raylor was fit and 2nd choice.

  • 10 JFK junior // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Apart from the fact that spurs are upping their bid for saldado (sp)

    And west ham have publicly declared they don’t want Remy?

    A non-article in every sense.

  • 11 Toon Avenger // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Pawl

    You always have, currently do and will forever offer nothing to this blog.

  • 12 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    CALL ME CYNICAL – but I am by the day

    I posted on this Blog Monday or Yesterday that the TOON tell everyone who they are after because I don’t think they are really after them – Just a way to keep the fans happy. – This Window – Remy, PEA, Bony, Bent, Gomis et al.

    Maybe just Maybe Kinnear is here to put a block on all transfers as he did with Douglas.

    Most likely the only way we will get someone in is when we sell one of or purplees and that will be on the last day of the transfer window so we canot get anyone in

    I have backed Ashley and Pardew but my patience is getting a bit thin

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    No point panicking about this.

    Just need to wait and see what happens.

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Avenger,
    I’m not convinced that our squad is stronger, in certain areas, maybe but overall? However other clubs strengthening does not mean our squad is weaker. The statement our squad is stronger involves comparison with our squad last season, not every other team.

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    TDS

    maybe santon is to be cover for debuchy if needed. Have haidara and dummet for the left side.

  • 16 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    TDS

    Yes, our squad is weaker now than at the start of the summer. Alnwick is not as good as Harps, we now have no real back up right back, Anita can play there, but I’d rather not see him there, and Perch was our ultimate utility man, whereas Vuckic…hasn’t really played so I think it’s premature to say you rate him higher than players who regularly played for us in the past few years.

    If you think we have a stronger squad now then I feel sorry for you, as you’ll be one of the people at the end of the window trying to calm people after yet another disastrous window, and you’ll say “the squad is good enough…”

    And when the inevitable capitulation comes around, the goals dry up, the football is terrible, you’ll still defend everyone in the regime to a man, meanwhile, in reality, the rest of us will know that we should have strengthened.

  • 17 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Toon Avenger

    So when I don’t agree with your daft statements you resort to childish insults?

    We don’t go backwards by standing still. In fact there are several reasons that our squad is better already:
    – the 5 January signings have had half a season getting used to the club and the PL and will now have a pre-season with us
    – with the exception of Raylor there are no serious injuries
    – there was no World Cup or European Championship to keep the players away
    – there is no Europa League that we have to play in early on
    – several of our youngsters will have improved (and Vuckic is currently fit)

    The only players of ours that could possibly go downhill from their peak are Jonas and Colo and it’s debatable on both.

    We are not short on numbers at all. We still have 25 players over 21 that we would need to register. What we’re short of is alternatives in certain areas, notably up front.

    What conflict in the club? There is zero evidence whatsoever that there is any conflict. But of course the media made some up and some reactionary fans lapped it up and made it worse.

    What large slice of experience has gone?? Harper? Simpson? Perch? How many games did they play in total in the PL? Simpson and Perch dropped down a division and Harper joins a team who is favourite to get relegated. Hardly big losses…

  • 18 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    TS

    Fair point there. We do have 3 left backs and only one right back so that would make sense.

  • 19 Moe // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    The void left by Llambias departure hasn’t been filled .. so who’s leading the negotiation? the secretary? or JFK??

    Most of people here hated DL, I know I did..
    But as things are clearing up now it’s becoming evident to me that he was behind any progress during MA time at SJP.

    DL was better than nothing,
    This club needs a direct replacement for DL!

  • 20 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Just a reminder to all that Ed posted only this week about avoiding personal abuse,religion,politics on the blog!
    Either we sign up for that, or we go elsewhere was the message!
    It’s up to us all to police that message……. imo.

    Now, i’ll run and hide!

  • 21 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Ruddy

    I can’t tell if you’re just trying to play devil’s advocate for the sake of it on this topic…considering that Simpson and Perch dropped down a division and Harper has joined a promoted team to compete for the jersey, I’d hardly say they are big losses. I’d rather have Vuckic or Bigi play instead of Perch in CM and as TS pointed out I’d rather switch Santon to RB when Debuchy is out and play Dummett or Haidara than Simpson at RB.

    Sure, they need to make a call about our 3rd choice GK. I haven’t seen reasons to be impressed with Alnwick but maybe they see something I haven’t? Otherwise, we need someone else I agree.

    But losing those 3 really isn’t much to be concerned about…

  • 22 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Spuds without Bale are a different – ordinary team.

  • 23 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    TDS

    the only problem would be that if santon is out settled left back losing debuchy would mean we would be upsetting both fullback roles instead of just the one…but at least we have somebody who can cover.

    they might even shift mbiwa out at RB if theres an injury.

    Ruddy

    I think the squad is very similar really, not too much difference, the loses aren’t huge. Harps was 3rd choice (rightly or wrongly) and perch was 5th choice CB and a cover for a DM.

  • 24 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    @19. Moe. Good question..
    I think John Irving the FD has been given more authority to cover DL on the money side, with the Joker covering the football side.
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bigger-board-role-newcastle-united-4694368

  • 25 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Collo’s choke hold may have him banned for the City game – we might aswell just credit them +3 points now.

  • 26 Greebol1892 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I see that the Llambias legacy is being kept alive with this “purples” nonsense rumbling on.

    We need 2 class strikers to replace Ba AND Cisse (wants away; which is a shame). A pacy winger would be a bonus.

  • 27 Rooster // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Pawl, with respect to your opinion which I have shared on other subjects, it maybe just friendly but you can still our pattern of play has not changed one bit, no teamwork no cutting edge, plenty of frustration ie sending offs, mainly cos colo was out of position and fell over on the kid, yea tempers were flared alright and you could fel it, again no crosses coming in again nothing from set plays and corners, at this stage the pattern is still there from last season, you could tell the players were uneasy throughout, we must get players in, Pardew is setting himself up for an avalanche of abuse if he keeps on with his personal ego filled strategy, if he does not let that ego go we are in for another season of indifference, as it it is it will be another season of toon ups and down, he has to learn from last season, I have supported MA but im not putting up with Pardews filth.

  • 28 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    TDS

    OK, if I take on board that the squad isn’t weaker, and is relatively the same, then effectively we have not strengthened upon a squad which has finished 16th.

    We have no other options up front, beyond Cisse, our fringe players don’t seem good enough, we’ve got no wingers of note.

    And no, I’m not playing devil’s advocate. I liked Perch as a back up, and Simmo was ideal to play back up RB, there is nothing to suggest Santon would be any better at RB.

  • 29 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    TDS

    Really, what I am saying is not only do we need to strengthen, but really, we’re about 4 players short of plugging the holes in our squad, and we’ve got…. NONE.

    Reverting back to my original statement, I think people deserve to complain.

  • 30 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Santon is a right back who switched to left back when he came to us so pretty sure he can cover at right back. Steven Taylor can also play there as he has done on many occasions. We’ve got santon, dummett, haidara, Jonas, debuchy, taylor and anita all who can play full back. I think our priorities are up front, hence the negotiations with Remy etc.

  • 31 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Top 5 players Vs. Pacos

  • 32 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 24, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Felipe

    No he’s not. He’s a LB, he’s always been a LB. He played LB for Inter Milan, he played LB for Cesena and has played LB for Italy. He may have covered RB a few times but he is a LB.

  • 33 Rooster // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    richy, as I mentioned before,Colo got caught for pace again and was in front of their man, and then fell on him, he knew he had been done that’s why his reaction was so severe, another player who does not want to be here but will put up with it for another season, Pardew happy with sholas performance and as he say a vital part of the striking team, please Moses give me strength were that man Pardew is concerned.

  • 34 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Santon was never a right back. He has been a right footed left back ever since he was moved to defence. His original position was out on the wings.

    Essentially he is a winger turned left back. Not sure which wing he played on, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was on the left.

  • 35 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Ruddy

    I can fully understand people complaining that we haven’t got a striker in yet. We should have had one in earlier so they could participate in pre-season more. But I do think that the 5 players signed in Jan and some of our younger players will be a lot better this season than last. As I mentioned, only Jonas and Colo have any justification for going downhill really.

    We have gone over the reasons for finishing 16th so many times. Your argument doesn’t make much sense as for the first half of last season we had the same squad as when we finished 5th but with the addition of Anita. Come January we lost Ba but signed a further 5 players. So which is the true reflection?

    If we keep our key players fit and they play to their potential, we’ll be absolutely fine. If we’re not fine then Pardew will be gone by December. Simple.

    But I’d rather we succeed than cut our noses off to spite our faces (i.e. get rid of Pardew).

    We must sign a least 2 attacking players. If we don’t then we’ll all have a right to properly complain.

  • 36 lesh // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    LooneyToon41
    message understood now #£&%)•]^$€<!

    And isn't Joe doing a wonderful job for us.

    Hello, Joe, hello, anybody there? Joe, Joe JOE!!

    Has he forgotten he's supposed to be at work or is he ploughing through volume 42 of his contacts book

  • 37 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    From wiki:

    “He started his career as a right sided attacker later reverting to an attacking full back who can play on both sides, and is known for his energetic runs down the flank”

    A right winger turned Fullback. Normally plays down the left but can cover on the right since his dominant foot is Right.

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I am becoming a bit annoyed at some of the dipsticks on here repeating their erroneous take on what Ed said a couple of days ago about bringing religion and politics onto the blog. It is apparent to most that what Ed means is bringing your own personal religious beliefs and politics into the debate. He clearly does not mean there should be an outright ban on these subjects – if the topic relates to the club or players then it is up for debate.
    I’m so sick of some peanut brains I am now thinking about suggesting to Ed that the “usual suspects” drivelous spoutings are automatically replaced by the contents of the following link. To be honest -just about the same level of brain power is displayed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gROO7xSTxfY

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    ruddy

    you’re right we need to strengthen the squad though.

    we were short up front last season at the start and have lost Ba but added gouff…we need 2 forwards

    We also need a left sided player.

    After than we just need to replace lesser players with young talents or with those to push current first 11 lads to the bench.

  • 40 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Yeah, Santon is a Left Back, that is where he has always played and that is his favored position.

    Interview with Santon

  • 41 blew // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    No need for all to panic about signings,
    ‘Smokin Joe’ is in total control, he can
    pick up the phone and speak to any
    football authority in the world. I think
    he already has his main striker in the bag,
    Darren Bent – nobody else wants him!

  • 42 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Pardew told Joe he needs a striker.

    Cant understand why Joe is now stood outside his window holding a Unison flag.

  • 43 Munster Mag // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    TDS, I admire your optimism but think its misplaced. We have a penny pinching ambitionless owner. A manager who let us down last year tactically etc. Players who should be better than we saw last season ( is that their fault, or how much can pardew be blamed ) and this mad Pikey bloke being introduced by the visionless fat bastard at the top of the tree. If we get a bad run of results, I’m far from convinced that these guys have the balls and calmness to turn it around. We saw that last season. Thank God for Wigan and Boswinga.

  • 44 Ben3arfa // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Kinnear is a cockney crook who deserves to have his ugly face punched in

  • 45 Ginger // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Hope Vuckic can stay fit. In ten minutes he hit the post and saved us from losing. Quality stuff.

  • 46 Munster Mag // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    I also love the way some of the daft heads on this blog bave been saying ….stop panicking ,,,,the transfer window is ( say ) 20 days open so calm down….its only pre season. Pre season is evrything , its absolutely vital and the club has failed its fans so far. West Ham moving for Remy is not good, if its true.

  • 47 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Must be a nice job for joe. Do Piss all and get paid.

  • 48 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Munster Mag

    See, I interpret things differently:
    – we have an owner who runs our club as a business since his attempts to appease the fans failed and he’s been met with animosity ever since
    – we have a manager who overperformed by guiding us to 5th and then underperformed when key players were unavailable of off form for much of the season
    – we have a loud mouth DoF replacing a much hated non-football man who previously had the role.

    I wasn’t convinced about Pardew’s tactics last season either but he hasn’t “lost the dressing room” as some people are suggesting or it would have come out more with top players demanding to leave. Then he would have been sacked. I think Pardew has just about earned another chance and we’ll see what happens in the next few months. Likewise, we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks with JFK.

    I’m not a fan of JFK (big gob) or Pardew (shown me no evidence that he could ever be a CL level manager) but unless Fergie comes out of retirement, Wenger fancies a new challenge or Mourinho wants to continue SBR’s legacy, I don’t see the point in changing things at this point.

  • 49 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    munster

    I do agree that it’s much much better to get players in for a full or as close to full pre season as possible.

    But as long as they are here before the season starts I will be happy enough.

  • 50 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Attacking right back according to this biography
    http://www.davide-santon.com/

  • 51 Moe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    LooneyToon @24

    Thanks for the insight, I almost forgot about Irving.

    We definitely need more decisive personalities on board

  • 52 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    @47

    Hes just a glorified doley then!!

  • 53 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Surely just call me Joe, has players coming in. They must be after at least another striker. Watching that showing last night just brought home how devoid of goals and guile, the team is.

  • 54 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    @Felipe

    Most recent interview. Today in fact.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/davide-santon-on-life-as-a-dad-his-best-position-and-pre-season-1-5884522

    “Santon’s spent the bulk of his career at left-back, despite being right-footed.

    But the Italy international was used as a right-back in United’s 3-1 defeat to Rio Ave, and is open-minded about where he plays his football.

    “I can play right-back, but I prefer left-back because I know the position,” he said. “I know I have to improve my left foot.

    “When I play left-back I can quickly turn left to right and it’s better for me.

    “When I play right-back, I can go forward quicker, but when I go inside it is a little bit more difficult.

    “But I enjoy playing anywhere. If the manager needs me to play left-back, that’s not a problem.

    “I’m here to play wherever the team need me.”

  • 55 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    TDS, I’m basically in the same camp. No love for Ashley really and don’t like some of his decisions, such as Kinnear, Wonga etc. But nor do I imagine ourselves to be so attractive to other managers that simply sacking Pardew for one poor season would make any sense.
    The team that finished 5th excelled itself and was probably a good top 8 team. Had we brought the 5 January signings in at the end of that season we might have coped with the injuries and Europa League of last season but now we’ll never know. But I still think we are a good top 8 side who needs a couple of new strikers and a resolution to the Cisse issue. I know that we’re definitely talking to Remy’s agent and Pardew has said we’re talking to Gomis so pretty sure something will happen albeit probably not until well into August when they can get the price down.

  • 56 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    That last line

    “I’m here to play wherever the team need me.”

    Thats’ a lad who wants to be here and play for us right there.

  • 57 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    A big game of one-upmanship this blog. Quickly going down the pan.

  • 58 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Fair enough Joke innear. Thanks for sharing that. Still sounds like he can cover right back for us and being that he is right footed will probably be better at defending there but sounds like possibly less effective moving inside when on the attack.

  • 59 WWYCD // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    How can Colo be banned after a red card in a friendly?

  • 60 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    @Felipe,

    I guess it really depends how Pardew wants to utilize him, does he want a faster player down the right, or a player that can deliver with both feet on the left.

    He looked a real threat down the left yesterday and that is where i prefer him, especially with debuchy making attacking runs down the right on a regular basis.

  • 61 Ibizatoon // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Yo…I’m not sure, but I would say it’s a safe guess to say that either Ashley, Kinnear or Pardew had something to do with it…the scallywags.

  • 62 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    wwycd

    cant remember the player (might be rooney) but it has happened before.

  • 63 remy D // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Who cares man if we wanted them they would be here now face facts the clubs shit and has got you all for mugs

  • 64 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    WWYCD,
    I think it depends on the referee, and whether he deems it worth reporting as an incident. Not 100% on that though.

  • 65 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    @59

    Violent Conduct

  • 66 toon kk // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    I don’t think MA thinks he’s doing anything wrong, he’s putting the running of the club in what he thinks is very capable hands of JK and the very understanding Pardew. As long as his bank balance keeps growing thats all that matters.
    As far as the squad goes it must be strengthened to boost their confidence alot of them arnt good enough.

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Yo
    He can’t, the cards only apply to the match being played

  • 68 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    @59

    Collocinni will be banned from our opener at Manchester City unless we get very very lucky and the sending off isn’t reported to the Premier League.

    Source

  • 69 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    @38. Little harsh mate perhaps??

    Info from GFF France regarding Remy, Gomis and Gignac… all involving NUFC :-
    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2013/remy-gomis-and-gignac-situations-explained/#.Ue_O5g9mHrA.twitter

  • 70 WWYCD // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    What a stupid rule that is, its a friendly means nothing he got sent off thats his punishment imo

  • 71 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Richy
    How will he? It wasn’t a domestic game for starters so the card isn’t lodged with the FA

  • 72 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    And the mag is not a source!

  • 73 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Tads,
    I’m fairly certain this time the mag is right.

  • 74 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    TDS

    http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/TheFAPortal/governance-docs/analysis/section-c—field-offences-in-friendly-matches.ashx

  • 75 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    @68. Richy. I don’t think it’s that cut and dry tbh. I ‘believe’ (though i may be wrong) that the Portuguese FA would have to file some sort of complaint to the English FA about the situation.
    Actually… who knows?? I certainly dont.

  • 76 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    oh im not arguing, just tomato sourcing.

  • 77 WWYCD // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    richyg
    Any player dismissed during a friendly match, will b eautomaticall suspended from future friendly matches and not competitive fixtures, as decided by The Football Association or relevant County Association.

    That reads to me as he wont miss the City game

  • 78 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    The FA Disciplinary Procedures on this:

    1. REPORTING OF OFFENCES BY MATCH OFFICIALS in all matches apart from those
    played in the FA Premier League, Football League, Football Conference (National),
    Football League Cup, FA Challenge Cup, FA Challenge Trophy, Football League
    Trophy and Play-offs (NFTM) and any match sanctioned or regarded by The
    Football Association as a Friendly Match.

    FA Misconduct – Steps 1 (Conference National) and above.

    Non First team misconduct dealt with by The Football Association will be limited
    to all Male open aged teams, Under 19s, Under 18s and Academy teams. All other
    cases will be dealt with by the Parent County Football Association of the Club.

    (a) Caution Offences
    Referees must submit to The Association within two days of the match (Sundays not
    included) a Report stating the offences and giving a description of the incidents.

    (b) Sending Off Offences
    Referees and Assistant Referees must submit to The Association within two days of
    the match (Sundays not included) a Report stating the offence(s) and giving a
    description of the incident(s).

    (c) If a referee omits to show the appropriate card when taking action against a player, this
    does not nullify the caution or sending off offence. However, the attention of the
    Referee should be drawn to the correct procedure.

  • 79 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Colocini and Saylor, looked like the carthorses they are. Both useless in the air and in the tackle. Pardew, playing players out of position to maximum effect. How much longer before he is sacked?

  • 80 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/2342419/Rooney-sees-red-in-Porto-friendly.html

    this is what happened a few years ago…rooney was suspended for the opening of the season.

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Lilo
    Can’t see how, the game has not been played under any governing body and wasn’t a domestic game so how can they hand a domestic ban

    Plenty of players get red carded during pre season and never serve a ban

  • 82 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    @72,

    That was the source of that quote from AP.

  • 83 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Celtic accept bid from QPR for Hooper.

  • 84 Mister Tuff // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    remy D ial – Another top post -offering nothing. I didn’t realise you appeared on Youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWS4Eu8E2z4

  • 85 stan anderson // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Totally gutted that other clubs in for our target signings,its not like we have been slow to sign them up is it.Its only fair we give all clubs a chance to sign them up before we have to sign a deal,is it not haha

  • 86 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Brian Kilclines Pony Tail

    That set of rules simply says he will be banned from remaining friendlies or fined!

  • 87 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Re : Collocini. Just line up a couple more friendlies before the start of the season??? Serves ban!
    Can it be as simple as that?

  • 88 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    TS that was in 2006, a lot can change in 7 years in football.

    the link i posted was current rules, well at least for 12/13 season.

  • 89 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Bafetimbi Gomis:

    Newcastle are currently working on finding a suitable fee which impresses Lyon enough to be in a position to hold more meaningful talks with the player. Contract discussions and fee discussions are currently ongoing.

    The player’s personal preference is a move to Marseille, but this will only be possible to occur if Andre Pierre Gignac leaves the club.

    Gomis was also linked to Tottenham by L’Equipe yesterday and we can confirm he interests the North London side, but is not their primary target.

    Andre Pierre Gignac:

    After Newcastle made a €12m bid for the Marseille striker at the end of last week, the management at the club are currently making a decision as to whether or not they should keep the player.

    The arguments are these: Either, Marseille keep Gignac, mainly because they find him valuable enough to do so but also because they do not believe they will find an adequate replacement. Or, they decide to let him go, especially because of his high wages and his disappointing impact in the past two seasons.

    No decision has yet been reached either way. Andre Pierre Gignac’s agent Jean-Christophe Cano is refusing to deal with any potential suitors because he is adamant that his client has no intention of leaving the club.

    There were also reports that Willie McKay, Joey Barton’s agent was instructed by Marseille to offer Gignac up to Premier League clubs but this has emerged as pure speculation.

    This situation could move very quickly if Marseille make the decision to sell the player. Whatever happens, a bid is on table from Newcastle.

    Loic Remy:

    Get French Football News yesterday confirmed that Newcastle had made an enquiry regarding the availability of QPR striker Loic Remy, who has free reign to leave the club this summer.

    The player has also this morning been linked with West Ham United by British tabloids but we have no confirmation of this.

    Talks have however begun between QPR and Newcastle, but these should be described as preliminary.

    source

  • 90 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    After Viera got sent off in a friendly in 2010…..

    ‘a spokesman for the FA told the Press Association: “If a player gets a red card in a friendly he gets a ban for his next friendly, not for competitive matches. If it is overseas, it is dependent on it being reported to us by the host FA.

    “In general terms, we retain the right to charge players in the most serious of misconduct cases and make sanctions applicable to competitive first-team fixtures if it is felt necessary.”‘

    In Viera’s case it wasn’t

  • 91 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    TDS – then i guess thats what happens.

  • 92 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Sage
    Yeah and after he got banned because of the Porto game the FA got absolutely hammered and I’m pretty sure the rules were changed

  • 93 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    tads

    It did happen to rooney a few years ago (sure it was rooney).

  • 94 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    I hope they ban Colocini, as the Man City, new boys will take the piss right out of him. The man with no pace.

  • 95 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    tads

    that last comment was posted before your reply

    possibly then, i have no idea what happened

  • 96 marc // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    santon is right footed
    santon is now a defender
    anyone that plays football at prem level should be abel to switch the side they play on defo if they are that footed so yes saton could cover rb easy
    i play football i know how to tackle pass and shoot hense i will play where ever the gaffer requires me to play on that day

  • 97 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    The FA changed their rules after that Rooney and Scholes incident in 2006. The rule change covered all non-competitive fixtures during pre-season, which includes the Community Shield which is why Ivanovic didn’t get a ban after getting sent off in the charity shield last season. So sounds like Colo is ok for the man city game….

  • 98 marc // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    everyone is making a big thing about it and it doesnt matter GETTING A STRIKER IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS

  • 99 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    We’ll get one, plenty of time…

  • 100 OhSholaAmeobi // Jul 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Santon scored his only goal for us playing right wing back v Wigan, so i’m pretty sure he can play there. Let’s be honest we have numerous players that can play at full back, i’d like a young CB/RB but it’s not urgent.
    Not panicking yet, other clubs have barely brought in anyone too you know. We do need Gomis and 1 other though.

  • 101 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    @98

    It DOES matter – Collo is out best defender

  • 102 stan anderson // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    WE ALREADY HAVE SHOLA THE STRIKER.

  • 103 WWYCD // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    So most likely Colo wont be suspended for City

  • 104 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Best defender of what the faith? Colocini, is past it everytime he played last season he was caught out for pace. And the other two donkeys are no better Williamson and Saylor.

  • 105 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Shola: Played two scored two so far this season. Way to go Shola.

  • 106 Foxworth // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    For the love of all that is good and proper:

    Can we just sign somebody PLEASE!!!!

    If I have to read any more infighting I think my head will go pop.

  • 107 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Shola, is looking more like Frank Bruno!

  • 108 stan anderson // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I am off on 2 weeks hoildays today,cant wait to get back to see who we nearly signed but just could,nt get them over the line before Stoke,West Brom,swansea,Cardiff Mackems or any other mediocre club get them Cant wait OMG

  • 109 Felipe // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    No way would we have been stuffed by Liverpool and the mackems had Colo been playing.

  • 110 viv // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Well he was when Suaarez, took the piss out him.

  • 111 Transfer Sage // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    colo was pretty solid most of the time, he had the odd bad game but then all the players did so wouldnt say he was past it

    he was never quick so hasn’t relied on pace, more positioning and timing.

    even the best get caught out during games, otherwise there would be no goals.

  • 112 GEORDIE69 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Joe Kinnear couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery! Goodbye Gomis, Remi, Bent ect ect

  • 113 noladonna // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    F*****g sell cisse he’s a greedy mug and needs to be shown the exit door players always think the grass is greener but it never is almost everyone who leaves the toon goes backwards after leaving except the odd few

  • 114 toon22 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    We wont sign anyone who is wanted by anybody else,we are like MAs shops.
    Full of cheap tat n shite.

    We wont offer the fee or the wages to sign people like Gomis etc…

  • 115 JAMSHA // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    viv

    colo mayb slow for u .. nt for me has pace beta dan ameobi an taylor… even if his slow he can do a clean tackel n take away the ball for a world class player .

    by the ways his the best cb we ever had

  • 116 RooneyToons // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    No Colo for the last few games of the season and we’d be down

    Fact

  • 117 Toon Avenger // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Remy to toon?

  • 118 coastalboy // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    We have an owner who thinks spending money is a crime, a clown for D.O.F. who doesnt let the truth get in the way of a good story & a delusional manager who thinks Shola is going to be a main part of the offense Why on earth do we need any new players

  • 119 Toon Avenger // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Nobody looking at Twitter?

  • 120 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    There are loads of class defenders who have no pace.

  • 121 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Anyone think QPR are moving for Hooper coz they know Remy is away?

    Question is, where to??

  • 122 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    @118

    Whats happening on there?

  • 123 Zebras4Life // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Sign Dempsey, Lallana, and Remy — Its a wrap

  • 124 Toon Avenger // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Richy

    A journalist from talksport thinks we are signing Remy and that a fee may have already been agreed.

  • 125 christoon5369 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    colo can be banned from prem games, i recall x2 manure players being sent off in pre season and missing first couple of games scholes was one cant remember the other

  • 126 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Fee will be his £6M release clause

  • 127 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Source of Remy ‘News’ Tweets

  • 128 bri h // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    no colo ban
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2376173/Fabricio-Coloccini-red-card-v-Pacos-Ferreira-Newcastle-United-captain-avoids-ban.html

  • 129 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    look colo is not banned

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2376173/Fabricio-Coloccini-red-card-v-Pacos-Ferreira-Newcastle-United-captain-avoids-ban.html

  • 130 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    ha, we told him bri

  • 131 Toon_Tom // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Gignac to Lyon – Gomis to Newcastle

    Hopper to QPR – Remy to Newcastle

    Shola to Man Utd – Rooney to Newcastle

    Spot the odd one out ;)

  • 132 Toon_Tom // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    ^hooper

  • 133 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    @130

    Must be Gignac, can’t see Lyon paying the fee being touted.

  • 134 christoon5369 // Jul 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    williamson to barca – messi to newcastle

  • 135 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    @126. Richy.
    I love listening to the Moose on talksport. He’s such a plonker, that he’s actually quite endearing.
    As for his ‘sources/ITK’ tips, i woundn’t put my mortgage on it. He’s only interested baecause of the recent reports that WHU were in for Remy.
    We’ll see!

  • 136 JAMSHA // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Pardew To arsnal – wenger to newcastle

  • 137 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    2013/14 NUFC Home Jersey now on sale in the US :-
    http://www.shop.puma.com/Newcastle-Home-Replica-Jersey/pna743470,en_US,pd.html&cgid=280032#!i=15&color=01
    Looks alright actually! ;-)

  • 138 LooneyToon41 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Higuain having medical in Naples….. ouch Mr Wenger! ;-)

  • 139 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    @136

    Good find mate, cant get more official than that.

    I have seen worse shirts.

  • 140 Munster Mag // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    TDS I wouldnt sack Pardew either at this point. But he’s a lucky boy, and if Ashley had any sense he wouldnt be on a long contract ( we dont know the clauses ) and we;d be looking for better. It doest have to be a Mourinho.

  • 141 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    LooneyToon
    Fcuk me $80 dollars!!!
    Christ no wonder wonga got in with the sponsorship, you need a loan to buy the shirt!

  • 142 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    @139

    Is the manager the problem? Not 100%, he is not being backed by the board.

  • 143 christoon5369 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    richy

    yes managers the problem

  • 144 Jamseyd24 // Jul 24, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    I leave my office for a few hrs everyday and I come back in and the first thing I do is come on here hoping for the head line. …….. is having a medical at Newcastle. But I always get let down and have to go back to work depressed even more. is anyone else the same???

  • 145 TOONNUT // Jul 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Jamseyd24, I totally hear you! Except I don’t leave my desk, I just keep checking every few minutes hoping for some kind of good news. I’m at the point now where I don’t think anything will happen.
    Do you think MA realizes, or cares that hundred’s of thousands, if not MILLIONS of supporters and fans around the world are waiting for him to do something, ANYTHING!
    I love this club, I was born there but now live in Canada.
    It’s getting to the point where I’m almost embarassed to tell anyone this is my team.
    MIKE! please do something or sell this club!

  • 146 toonluvva // Jul 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    When will people get it into their heads that JoKe was only appointed to unsettle Pardew into leaving.

    He’ll not be too interested about bringing in any players. Remember, a poor squad and results will be laid at Pardews door and JoKe will be seen as blameless.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if JoKe isn’t angling to get the managers job back once Pardew has gone. According to JoKe he has won so many honours as a manager, he’ll be able to do the job standing on his head.

    It’s more likely that we’ll see first team players leaving than any decent players coming in.

    Mr Ashley is flirting with the championship which will cost him big time.

  • 147 swemag // Jul 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Get this guy, Vinícius Araújo

    12 million pounds and we are set for the next 5 years.




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