No Way Newcastle Want This Player


There’s a report from Alan Oliver in the Sunday People today,  that Newcastle have made inquiries about Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley, who has been allowed to leave Sunderland this summer by new manager Paolo Di Canio.

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Phil Bardsley – Sunderland full-back

And the report says that Joe Kinnear is lining up his first signing for Newcastle – Phil Bardsley – and that he has also expressed an interest in Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole and Connor Whickham.

Alan Oliver, the former Chronicle reporter for Newcastle, must be pulling our leg – surely.

All three players can leave the club, and while the People’s reporting is not always accurate on north-east matters, we just cannot believe Newcastle would be interested in the 28 year-old Scottish International and former Manchester United player.

Phil is simply a mediocre player who’s played 167 times with 7 goals since being signed from the Red Devils in January, 2008 for around £1.5M, and he’s not a player Newcastle should be interested in.

Newcastle have full-backs like Mathieu Debuchy, Davide Santon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett for the full back positions, so we just don’t think Newcastle are interested in Bardsley.

And Lee Cattermole is too much of a loose cannon on the field, and he goes into late tackles far too often because of his lack of speed, and picks up too many yellow and red cards, and we  have a central midfielder who picks up too many cautions already on Newcastle’s books – Cheick Tiote.

The report says Newcastle have made tentative inquiries for Bardsley – so let’s hope they are very tentative.

Newcastle were interested in 20 year-old England U21 International Connor Newton two years ago when he was at Ipswich, but the £8M signing just hasn’t come through at Sunderland as expected, and he has played only 31 times for Sunderland with two goals in two seasons, although he’s still only 20, and could still develop into a top player down the line.

What do you think?

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71 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont get the bardsley links either? We’re pretty stocked with full backs.

    Plus hes a slow and lazy defender

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed.. thats shud be Wickham instead of Newton shouldnt it?
    PS:DokToon.. mate you’re contact info doesnt show up besides ur name..

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Cattermole aswell? No chance I would ever have him here like. I’d be ill with that. No makums brought in here thanks.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Next article Ed please!! Even commenting on a Mackem article makes me want to throw up.. (no offence please!)

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  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Conor Newton rated at 8 mill after a great loan spell with st mirren, we best play him then haha.

    If we need another right back byram from Leeds would get my vote, plus we can loan him back this season

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Cattermole? Oh aye Tiote and him in the same team would be interesting I suppose, Bardsley also tried to break Colo in half more than once and Whickham? He was great for their under 21s but crap in the PL

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    IITianToon
    totally agree-next !!

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Check Sunderlands record when catterm

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Cattermole plays, he’s a good defensive midfielder. Much better than last seasons tiote.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Don’t forget Ryan Taylor. Well, maybe forget him for this season.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #11

    cooner newton or wickham lol

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #12

    Bardsley, Cattermole no thanks, not good enough, not wanted, not needed, not gonna happen

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Is it april 1st?

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  • Luque

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Connor Newton, haha. Slow down Edward!

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Byram is rated at over 5 million, you reckon we would pay that as cover? No chance. Cattermole and Bardsley would be good squad players if your doing it on a shoe string like we obviously are now. We couldn’t afford bony and we are creeping up the Gomis bid in hundred grand increments by the look of it.
    I seriously can’t believe he hasn’t signed any wingers. The team have no natural wide men and even JK said this.

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #17

    People on here kick off when Pardew says top 10 now Kinnear says long term goal is champions league and people will rip the Ass. One think I will say is “Taylor a rock”
    That’s made my day that Joe

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #18

    Gomis was caught offside 17 more times than Cisse last season. Probably because Lyon had a functioning midfield mind you. But a cause for concern perhaps.

    Van p was caught offside more to though, but look how many chances Manu create.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #19
  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #20

    Lol I laughed at that comment aswell.

    “Taylor is a rock”.

    He’s a funny guy Joe like.

    Reet it’s past my bedtime.

    Laters.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Scout, if he was available for say 5-6 mill I’d buy him. He can play right wing too, plus he’d be a great long term investment.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Kinears articles are really childish and naive. Where’s the intelligent insight? We have some talented players but we need more. No sh*t Sherlock.

    ” And we have Sammy Ameobi, Shola’s brother.”

    Yeah, and? He’s championship quality. Are you sure he’s not amemobis brother? Thanks for the insight joe.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #23

    Bedtime lol
    Must have been a good night

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #24

    No way that Kinnear was gonna come out and say that Taylor is erratic, unpredictable, all elbows and makes everyone a nervous wreck is he

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #25

    I know a Leeds fan, I said do you reckon we could sign him for 3 million? I had to pick him off the floor, he laughed so hard.
    Need ince in aswell

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #26

    We also have no recognised wingers who can cross a ball or strikers who can stay onside and covert clear cut chances.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Scout,

    Im a night owl! Work nights, laters 😉

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Taylor is a comical genius. No matter where he gets hit his balls bruise.

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  • Luque

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #29

    Damn, look at Cisse. 97 mins per shot on target. That is outright dreadful

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  • geordie157

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Out of all the youngsters he goes and mentions Sammy. There’s no doubt he has ability but he’s got a long way to go to make it as a decent premier league player.

    Glad fergs got a season loan, can see just from the pre season games that he’s enjoying it and making assists.

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #31

    I was in a pub yesterday watching that city v Mackems game and the picture on the screen was terrible. A man was standing there says “I’m just trying to work out the year, city v Sunderland, look at the pitch and the tacking this was when it was a mans game. Must be 73 or 74” lol

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Luque

    Those stats from last season?
    I bet it would be far better reading if you were to look at what his ratio was from January until May the season he joined?

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #33

    I see toon, take it easy pal

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  • Toonfan8

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #34

    How many times was Pipo Inzaghi caught offside? Ferguson said, that he was born offside 😀 😀 but what a player he was, very hungry, always wanted to score…

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #35

    Maybe if our midfield was functioning properly then Cisse wouldn’t have been caught offside so often, our final pass was so slow last season. He’s a striker that works on instinct and we were so slow to release him it’s no wonder he was caught offside so often……………..and just wait till Gomis is playing for us as he’s ten times worse

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  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #36

    How many times was inzaghi 5 yards offside is the main point?

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  • Fostino

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #37

    spuggy

    we kind of had one but we loaned him to leicester. i think jonas comments about a lack of intensity in training should open up alans eyes that this lad is past it (jonas)

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  • Patoon

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #38

    Think Bardsley could b a good player 4 us, he’s as good a defending full back as wot we hav cos Debuchy and Santon are not good defenders, as 4 Taylor being a rock, i suppose he is, he’s big and can’t move 4 shit

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #39

    What’s worrying me is it’s no good having two strikers up front (pards said he wants to play this was this season) with no decent wide men to deliver the ball and our corner record doesn’t exactly inspire.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #40

    scout

    Inzaghi holds the record for the most off side calls in Seria A history

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