Second Report Of Newcastle Confident Of Signing Gomis


The Daily Telegraph are reporting this Sunday that Newcastle are in prime position for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, but that’s been reported before, and we haven’t got the 10 times capped French International through the door yet.

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Bafetimbi Gomis– close to a Newcastle deal

Newcastle fans and Alan Pardew have been frustrated this summer, very frustrated this summer, and one reason is that we are the only Premier League club not to have signed a senior player this summer.

But if the Telegraph report is accurate, then Gomis is expected to be signed early next week by Newcastle – so we’ll see.

There was a report from Simon Bird on Saturday in the Mirror, that Newcastle were close to signing the 27 year-old former Saint Etienne striker, so at least the Telegraph report is consistent with that, but you never know what to believe.

And the Telegraph are also reporting that QPR would like to permanently offload their French striker Loic Remy, so if that’s true, we are not sure why Newcastle don’t bid the £6.8M release clause in his QPR contract and get him to the club.

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Loic Remy – in France’s colors

The news earlier today was that we wanted Remy on a season-long loan deal, but we thought that was because QPR didn’t want to sell Remy this summer, in the hopes they can get back to the Premier League next May, and get Remy back in their squad.

But there’s no doubt that if we get both Frenchmen Gomis and Remy into the squad  this summer, then Cisse, Gomis and Remy would be a feared strike force in the Premier League next season.

And that’s exactly what we want and need.

What do you think?

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72 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Groundhog day. …….

    Maybe if we got Ashley’s wish and PSG put a mouthwatering bid in for Cabaye we would have the new players. …. But he does not want to use his cash.

    Imo

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  • jonobbad

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Why dont we use the extra cash from the record breaking sponsorship deal, or the record breaking tv deal.
    No need to use any of the fat controllers cash.
    But he wants to hurt us.
    I wouldnt piss on the guy if he was on fire.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #3

    we dont get the TV money until the end of the season, thats how they know how much to give you for your final placing. i think the TV companies pay by game but as we have not had any games yet….

    what has been happening is the likes of swansea and norwich have taken loans against the money they will get next year. hence how they have funded extravagant purchases considering clubs of their stature and thats not the way we are run any more.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Bambams

    It isn’t his cash! It’s the club’s. When are people going to figure this out?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Jonobbad

    You really are a vindictive fool if you think a shrewd and calculating businessman who has around £267M tied up in our club wants to hurt us.

    We will spend some of the club’s money this summer. Would you rather we go into huge debt to sign loads of players?

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  • colwell

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #6

    The great Newcastle way of buying players….

    We ask Lyon what is their lowest price for Gomis?

    10m! Ok we will offer 6m

    Same for Remy, is he available?

    Yes only to buy though!

    Ok, how does a season long loan sound?

    Good old Magpies.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #7

    This on Twitter
    Newcastle have reportedly bid 6.9m for Bafetimbi Gomis, this is a fee that Lyon asked Newcastle for, should be accepted. -Ash

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Sorry, from these guys: @TransferNewsCen normally quite reliable but always keen to state that the source is not always their own.

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #9

    1) we dont want to pay 6.8mil for remy because if he is guilty thats 7mil down the drain. It makes sense we only want a loan atm. The only reason bigger clubs arent in for him is the rape charge imo

    2) we dont use the new big tv money because we dont actually get it till next year. Now we just know we will get it. But as we all know from other deals MA doesnt like playing with cash he doesnt have yet. Expect us to spend more next season when MA actually gets the cash.

    People need to stop worrying. If we score Remy+Gomis our Ateam will be set to fight for a 10th-7th finish imo (if AP doesnt mess it up). We dont need a massive squad since we dont have EL. Last season we actually had the biggest squad in the league (30players) problem is our squad players arent good enough (obertan, jonas, williamson etc) but in all likeyhood we wont have as many injuries and we will have alot less games.

    People compare us to other clubs because they are signing players. May I point you to west brom who have lost their best player and replaced him with a OAP. Also a club people point at because ‘atleast they are signing players’ sunderland. they need more players than us cause their sh1te. our 1st 11 is better if they play up to standard. If we get remy+gomis we would have done better buisnes imo. Gomis=Altidore unijured Remy= better than almost all their other signings together.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #10

    SuperShearer

    Widely reported since this morning I think. Old news by several hours anyway…

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed please sort that war thunder add out, its 1am and i just woke up the whole of benton.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #12

    t00ntime

    Well said there. Man Utd haven’t signed anyone of note either as it happens.

    We should be expecting 7th or 8th, with 9th 10th being acceptable but disappointing, top 6 challenge agin would be great!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #13

    I wonder how much Ed makes from these ads…I’m fed up with being told to download Candy Crush or being asked if I want to meet a “local slag”…

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #14

    I’d agree on those expectations. Hopefully we can get a few top10 years whilst challanging for a EL place. I cant see us getting CL anytime soon so it would be nice to have a good cup run but in all honsety I would rather have consistent performances in the league.

    Theres quite a few clubs who havent done that well so far but people like to forget those clubs or just look at numbers instead of quality.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #15

    Toontime,

    We are a club in need right now, players have only left our club with none coming in. We are weak. Buying next year is no good, we have seen the effects of standing still this season. Everyone who is of importance to us is investing and seemingly showing ambition.

    Can someone point me towards the report where as clubs do not recieve the TV money until the end of the season? As I have not read this as yet. It will be an interesting read.

    In regards to Man U, they are champions with an excellent squad throughout. They are in no rush where as we were dancing with relegation last season.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #16

    TDS @5 – At what point this summer, 3 weeks until first game. If you say the club has the money, we will buy this summer, we have scouted the players, we know who we want………why is it acceptable to do business so late? and this is not the first time.

    As such, people will be frustrated and have the right to be. Gone are the days of getting players integrated before the start of the campaign. Yes, there may have been complications with transfers, maybe we were strongly in for PEA, but as fans we dont really know this as fact…do we. So some see one side some see the other, there isn’t always the need to raise the huge debts, Micheal Owen, previous regime, we will go bankrupt argument in almost every other post.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #17

    kaarek0ng – previous post -no problem. My concern is that a professional sporting club should have the highest and most update standards of fitness/ sports science etc etc. A few on here posted last season that they had heard the training was a bit of a joke/ players let away early etc. Certain players being substituted regularly -because of apparent lack of fitness (Gouffran to name one) and comments after Sissoko arrived that the staff had never seen anybody so fit -so having a possible explanation from an insider does suggest things had not been organised properly. Hopefully the new consultant will sort all this out – but in reality the regime should have been up to speed on these matters -it’s a professional football club!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #18

    I find a few things strange with Jonas comments.

    1.

    If the fitness regimes wern’t upto scratch, how come he was fit? The lad never stopped running last season he was up and down like a yo yo as usual, it was his performances that had everyone concerned. His final product should we say.

    2.

    Why mention it now when the season is over? Why not have it rectified then at the time? Unless this was some time ago and it was rectified. That would make sence and he is just talking about last season.

    Strange comments from Jonas as his fitness seemed to be fine last season as it usual is. He played almost every game.

    My honest opinion, they have all had a good kick up the arse from this Faye Downey and they are enjoying feeling the benefits from it. From what I have heard, this lass pulls no punches what so ever. She is lethal.

    Good on her, but be careful with Benny Faye.

    This isn’t good for Carver and Stone, they are the coaches. They overseen this apparant poor fitness regime with the first team if it occured.

    Pardew has already mentioned he will be having a more hands on approach this season and has spoke highly of Faye.

    Whatever has been going on im glad it has been rectified all the same. Always room for improvement.

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #19

    @toonprodigy this is where I first saw it : http://www.sportingintelligence.com/2013/05/21/where-the-money-went-premier-league-prize-and-tv-payments-for-2012-13-210501/

    Says we got around 45mil and man utd got 60. Next season the 20th placed club will get 60mil and highest around 100mil.

    I dont think we have stood still, I think we have learned from mistakes (coaching wise) and we wont have as many injuries. With only 2signings I think all of a sudden we will be alot better. Also how many players actually worth any thing/ got a game left? 1 perch. people were complaining Anita didnt get enough time. Now he will get more and also vuckic is back for a game or 2.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Toontime,

    I agree two strikers will see us alot better off so long as they are quality that is. Our second eleven is till short though and one or two 1st team players could be upgraded also such as Jonas and Obertan.

    I also agree that we will not suffer as many injuries next season, that had to be a complete one off. Shame it just had to be us, but true to Toon style, it did.

    Anita featured in over 25 games last season, it’s not as bad as many would make out.

    I don’t know if I’v missed it but where does it tell you that we will get the money at the end of the season? Is that not just a table of the money earned over the course of the season? Sorry mate, im dashing about at work.

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 28, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Haha its ok. In this article it doesnt say its paid at the end of every season specifically but it says:

    “When the new three-year £5.5bn TV deals kick in next season, the top club in the Premier League can expect closer to £100m for winning the title, while the bottom club will get closer to £60m.”
    It says next season, and depends on where we finish, so of course they cant pay out till they know where we finish, thus get paid at the end of the season. Probably should of just found an article where it said it but what ever lol.

    Yeah the 2nd squad isnt up to scratch, but First priority is like we said the Attacking department. It will be a risk to not sort 2nd squad out but a risk MA will take unless the prices are right.

    Tbh not sure why people think we will bw fighting relegation. I understand some worrying but surely they cant really believe our team if fit will be near the bottom 3 :S (judging by season being fit might be a big IF, but like u said surely a 1 off)

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Toontime,

    I have no doubt the article is legit, it’s wrote by Keith Harris who oversee’s the sales of football clubs.

    He specifically was overseeing the sale of our club a few years back. He’s very well respected in the football world.

    I’v just read it over again and it dosn’t really state when we get this money. Im not saying your wrong here, I just have not read anything myself regarding this so im a little sceptical that’s all.

    Regardless, and my own opinion.

    Other clubs are spending this money now and we are in danger of falling behind once again unless we stay with them. We should be using it to our advantage like everyone else and trying to get a head and adding strength throughout the squad.

    This dosn’t seem to be the case, we seem to be looking at area’s where we are only desperate i.e strikers. (Which would be great) but we seem to be constantly playing catch up with ourselves repeating the same mistakes over and over which is annoying.

    To have a taylor made squad to withstand such a season would be great and im yet to see it under this regime. Here’s hoping, but time is running out.

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  • Charlietoon

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Thank god we have ED to report this again and again and again again again again again again

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  • Crow59

    Jul 28, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #24

    Is anyone else hoping that gutis outburst about training being to easy will upset pards and the training team enough to drop the useless …….??

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #25

    With any luck he is looking for a way out! haha..

    Nah, as much as I love him, his time is up I reckon.

    Needs to drop down a level, it’s better for all concerned.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #26

    Prodigy…maybe NUFC should just concentrade on playing good football and fet their tactic right for once!

    …and stop concentrating so much on what other clubs do or when we get the TV money.

    We could spend £30M for all we know and things still wouldn’t change 🙂

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  • Luque

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #27

    Out:

    Pardew
    Guti
    Cabaye
    Tiote

    In:

    Anyone
    Boudebouz
    Sinclair
    Gomis
    McCarthy

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #28

    I find it amazing that the players are not fit, however it can be seen on the pitch, no pressing the ball, no movement everyone just static.

    Fitness is a given for top class athletes and it has been ignored the club, as its ran by dinosaurs, any club that considers Shola fit to pull on a shirt is on a very slippery slope, sets such a bad example for everyone else. Its a disgrace that some of the players have been allowed to get out of shape. BenArfa was in terrible shape at the backend of last season.

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  • bills-son

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #29

    My mackem mate reckons Bardsley is one of their best players. If he is anywhere near as good as the last hard man player we signed from Sunderland – Paul Bracewell – I’ll welcome him with open arms.

    Apart from Tiote we haven’t got another player who likes to get stuck in and the squad needs more of that type of player. Slagging him just because he plays for Sunderland is a nonsense imo. Bracewell and Barry Venison were two of Keegan’s best signings.

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #30

    If you look at the state of the Newcastle coaches when they are kicking about before matches it’s no surprise that they can’t get the players fit. The goalkeeping coach can hardly walk he’s so fat. Both Carver and Stone look overweight and out of condition

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  • yorkymag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Another day and the ambitious joking is linked with phil bardsley is he for real,bardsley will struggle in the championship he is living on being a Man U youngster.
    On remy I see the logic of a loan ,particularly if the court case goes against him .
    And now the players want to work harder what a bunch of moaners ok Pardew is poor but they need to take more responsibility for being fit and put the effort in not blame others

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  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #32

    We sent Danny Simpson away, and are now linked to Phil Bardsley. Both old Manure youth players…? No sorry I don’t wanna see that.

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  • Slank

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #33

    Crow @ 24

    Reading between the lines it sounds like Jonas is only confirming that Pardew didn’t spend enough time on the training ground and possibly had too much confidence in those two Geordie buffoons Carver and Stone to supervise the training.

    Perhaps the concerns of the players went up the management chain and is one of the reasons why a fitness guru and Joe Kinnear were appointed.

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  • AaranD

    Jul 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #34

    When doing transfers we deal in straight up cash. So instead of paying over a number of years we give everything up front, which most teams prefer but very few actually do themselves.
    We don’t currently have the TV money, that’s why we probably wont be spending it even though it is guaranteed money.

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  • Slank

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #35

    Whoever first said we were interested in Bardsley had a wicked sense of humour and clearly knew how to wind up some of the more gullible Newcastle fans.

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  • Geordie1

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #36

    The TOON do not want to buy Remy just yet as he has a court case looming for rape and might get sent doon so it is wise to go the way of a loan deal after all we dont want another Ranger fiasco.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #37

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/417995/Toon-backlash-over-Phil-Bardsley-move

    Soooooo release Danny Simpson on a free and replace him with an older shiter version of Danny Simpson who can’t get into a poor mackem team??

    So glad we bought JFK in ffs

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  • Slank

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #38

    AaranD @ 34

    Yes I have read too that we are one of the very few clubs that pay all the transfer fee up front.

    It is my understanding that when Ashley took over the club he was horrified to find out that Shepherd had so mismanaged the finances that the club were still paying for players that were no longer on the club’s books.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #39

    Gooooooooooooood morning guys.
    I would not read to much in to the Bardsley story lads as I don’t see what we would have to gain from this signing.
    Gomis will or will not be done this week as his agents are flying in tomorrow and I believe we have offered a substantial loan deal with a view to a permanent deal for remy. So hopefully by the end of play this time next week we will at last have something positive to talk about .

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #40

    I have plenty of Mackem supporting pals as well Bill Son and they are glad to get rid of Bardsley as one he is shit and two he is massively unprofessional and unfit, I suppose he might fit in then.

    Its a non story as he wont be signing.

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