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Newcastle In For 21 Year-Old NIgerian International Striker

11:16 am, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 120 Comments

News today in the Daily Star today that Newcastle are now after Uche Nwofor of Dutch club VVV-Venlo, who were relegated last season, when they finished second bottom with just 28 points from their 34 games.

Uche Nwofor

Uche Nwofor – 21 year-old Nigerian striker

With Newcastle losing out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and possibly losing out on both Bafetimbi Gomis and Darren Bent, we’re not too surprised potentially new targets are coming to light, always assuming there’s some truth in this report.

Uche Nwofor was born in Lagos, but his birth date is questionable, and he so far just one full cap for Nigeria, and he turns 22 in September.

The six-foot tall striker played 29 times with 10 goals last season for VVV-Venlo, and if the report us true we have to assume Graham Carr has been watching him last season.

Uche Nwofor is right footed and played 9 times for the Nigerian U20 side with 6 goals, and he’s being referred to as the new Christian Benteke.

Before he joined VVV-Venlo in August of 2011, he played for Enugu Rangers in Nigeria, and when he joined the Dutch club, Benfica were also said to be interested in the striker.

In the two seasons he’s played in Holland he’s appeared 60 times for VVV-Venlo with 14 goals, so he’s not exactly a prolific goalscorer – not yet anyway.

Uche Nwofor 98

21 year-old Uche Nwofor – maybe he worries a lot?

He looks a little older than 21 to us – and before the 2011 African Youth Championship, Nwofor’s age was the subject of controversy, because when played for Anambra Pillars in 2009, the club’s official website had his birth date as 28 February 1989 – which would make him 24.

He made his debut for the full Nigerian side back in March of 2010 against Congo DR, and he’s been called up for the Nigerian National squad for an International friendly match against South Africa in Durban on August 14th.

Shola Ameobi is also in the squad for that game, which takes place on the Wednesday before the Premier League kicks off.

Uche Nwofor is probably worth around £700K in the transfer market, and Newcastle can afford that – can’t we? :D

What do you think?

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120 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Magpietillidie22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Haha at all the rumors today

  • 2 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    There is a YouTube compilation of uche on daily star website where uche dominates Douglas many times when playing vs FC Twente.

  • 3 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Krul To Be Kind

    Thanks! I feel I need to post a link to that every time someone goes overboard in their insults toward the current regime. It’s not perfect, but at least I think we should accept why it’s happened this way. We very nearly had the kind of owner that we all want…

  • 4 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Repost:

    Morning lads, we have approached to take Niang from AC Milan on loan with a view to purchase Of around €6million. However it has been put on hold untill their Champions League play offs as Robinho is already injured and they need Niang as backup in-case anyone else gets injured. So 1 experienced striker remy/gomis/bent and a young prospect that can challenge as well!

    Makes sense that we are looking for under 21 strikers as well. 1 senior and 1 under 21 striker looks more likely then getting gomis/remy/bent. Remy/Niang would be ideal.

  • 5 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/329522/Arsenal-Spurs-and-Newcastle-battle-for-the-new-Christian-Benteke

    This guy has Douglas on toast for breakfast, lunch…..

  • 6 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    always look on the bright side of life

    Obviously if a Newcastle fan asked N’Zogbia if he’d ever come back to Newcastle then he’d say yes. What player would actually say no in that circumstance? Especially one who is currently at a worse team and not a guaranteed starter…

  • 7 newcrapastle // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    does anyone know where I can stream Newcastle st Mirren match happening tonight?

  • 8 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Fulham apparently offering 6m for Bent.

    Bent to Fulham, Ruiz to Newcastle, Strolla no where near our bench?

  • 9 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    As for the academy status…this is actually the first I’ve heard of it being confirmed! If it was announced weeks ago, then why have people still been banging on about the fact that we’re category two???

    As far as I know, we were never category two and the delay from January had nothing to do with us. We were effectively category one pending final judgement with demotion to category two a possibility if we failed the next assessment.

    We passed so all is good.

    Wish I’d kept a list of all those people banging on about this being a huge problem now…

  • 10 always look on the bright side of life // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Never heard of the guy to be honest but that are that many rumours doing the rounds at the moment that until someone is seem wearing the top on the official site it really isnt worth thinking too hard about it because all that happens is people get wound up and disapointed when in reality we may not have bid for the player and its just media lies.
    Our squad is tiny and with injuries it could be desemated even further. Up front is clearly our weak area as I think we could cope with injuries in midfield and even defence if we have to but up front we really need the goals to ensure we arent in a relegation scrap. Right now as it stands, I think we will end up around 12 – 15th in the table.

  • 11 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    And by the way…blah…

    This link is really full. Pick a young black striker playing in the Benelux (who just scored 10 goals for a relegated team), compare him to Benteke, and then link him to PL clubs looking for a striker.

    Typical crap journalism from a tabloid. I know Ed wants to give us a chance to respond to all stories about the club, but this is typical garbage from the Daily Star.

    On the topic of comparisons…ever noticed how a young powerful white guy would get compared to Rooney rather than Benteke? Lazy racism…

  • 12 always look on the bright side of life // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I agree TDS but maybe worth doing some kind of double deal if thats the case for Bent and Nzogbia which could at least sort a few issues. Maybe not amazing players but definatly with experience and proven to an extent in this league and give us more squad depth

  • 13 Magpietillidie22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Adebayor and Insomnia?? lol 30 July and we’re now scraping the very bottom of the barrel for bs I see…

    I love twitter all year round EXCEPT during transfer windows as ITKs grab hold of our desperation and just ruin our lives for weeks lol

  • 14 Rainrix // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Another nigerian whose age we don’t truly know? Sounds like a typical newcastle signing. Get him in kinnear!

  • 15 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    For anyone interested, I set up a NUFC Blog league for fantasy football. We’ve got 21 in there so far so we’re doing well!

    The code is 3178-173427 and the site is http://fantasy.premierleague.com if anyone wants to show off their football knowledge…

  • 16 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Because JFK won’t have a hard time pronouncing this lads name.

    Itchy no four

  • 17 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    always look on the bright side of life

    I think we can do better to be honest. Those seem like Dunderland style of players to be honest…nothing exiting about them, just square pegs for square holes. Our model seems to be much more buying hungry players with something to prove who will be valued much higher after a couple of years. This either allows us to sell them at a significant profit or it just means the club is valued higher as the assets are worth more.

    Both worth a punt at the right price if we really can’t get anyone else in, as we need 2 in those positions, but I’d rather be patient to be honest. Both experienced in the PL too, so last week jobs for me assuming we don’t get anyone else in…

  • 18 Jackson1989 // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    The guy who said about niang i would be over the moon seen him play about 20 times hes strong pacey skills, and would of scored about 10 goals last season bt was unlucky and he can get assists, he could play on the LW/RW or ST same as remy would love him and remy to come

  • 19 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    See the fat b@stard is treating his sports direct staff like the toon supporters.
    Looks like the visit by the three ghosts over Christmas has worn off and back to penny pinching

  • 20 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Another day chalked off and still no sign of players coming in. Total joke.

  • 21 Munster Mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Oh dear, Nigerians with disputed ages. We’ve had our legs lifted with that before havent we ? :)

  • 22 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Nwofor would be a very, very good addition to our club, if he were to come in this window then he would be ahead of both Shola and Campbell. Very good pace, an instinctive striker and still very young

  • 23 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Daztoon

    Posted my thoughts earlier on the subject -

    Ashley ain’t just happy with the club being sponsored by money lenders – Wonga now we have signed up with gambling in the newly-launched global online gaming brand 138.com.

    AND

    20,000 part-time workers at Sports Direct, are employed on zero-hours contracts – no holiday or sick pay, and cannot be sure of how many hours they will work each week.

    I find it sad that our owner Ashley seems only to worry making money and fleecing people. No wonder we are hated by the rest of the football nation.

    But like many other TOON fans, The TOON is in my blood and I can’t walk away.

  • 24 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Miles Starforth ?@milesstarforth 14m
    Shearer, Ferdinand, Lee and Asprilla to play for Harper’s side. Baresi, Maldini and Shevchenko in AC Milan ‘Glorie’ squad. #nufc

  • 25 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    JackButler

    Can I assume that you’ve attended several games at VVV-Venlo or at least watched several games on the internet/TV?

  • 26 JP...from The Rock // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    I don’t give a shite which player it is anymore as long as he’s talented, fast and young.

    This guy looks like a real prospect, he has a natural finishers instinct even though his goal to game ratio looks off.

  • 27 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    ToonDarnSarf

    I have a good friend who lives over there and has been raving about this lad for a while and I trust his opinion of a player and yeah I have seen him play a few time via the net myself

  • 28 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    @Charlie
    Maybe we should give him a blood transfusion and he might just get what the Toon is all about

  • 29 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Charlie

    We’re not hated by the rest of the “football nation”, they just laugh at us because we are really sensitive about the slightest thing going wrong and we have many fans complaining about how we’re a big club and should be right up there…

    There’s no doubt that we’re a big club, but that isn’t wholly measured by the size of the ground any more. Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester, Wolves, Forest could all point to good reasons that they should be in the PL. City were out of it for years. They all cases.

    Maybe once we win a damn trophy, some of the fans will relax a little…

  • 30 thai-mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    we were well and truely at the bottom of the barrel yesterday, we may as well start scraping it today

  • 31 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I wouldn’t say we are hated, we maybe ridiculed and pitied by other fans as we have massive ambition which is sometimes interpreted as us believing we have a god given right to be up there with the best in the world when we haven’t won a single thing of worth for decades

  • 32 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Ashley didn’t bow down to the fans choice in appointing Keegan that’s just bullshit

  • 33 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    JackButler

    Fair enough. Hopefully Carr has had a look at him then.

    No disrespect to your friend, but I’ll trust Carr’s judgement a little more, but good to know that he has some talent at least and it’s not just a spurious link.

  • 34 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    daztoon

    Give me one good reason why KK was appointed then?

  • 35 Bedsmag77 // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Newcrapastle….

    http://vipboxlive.com/St-Mirren-vs-Newcastle-United/

  • 36 Rainrix // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I’d say football fans in general are hated. Its basically a moron
    census. How many morons are there in the country? How many follow football? Thats how many morons there are. Simple we’re all one gigantic social experiment :)

  • 37 Ben3arfa // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Is it just me or am I the only one thinking there is no way in hell that this Nigerian bloke is 21 years old?

    I mean just look at his face lol

  • 38 WWYCD // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    21? Haha my backside is he 21

  • 39 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    Its all down opinions mate :D I’d like to see the lad here (I’d like to see anyone here at this point in time though) but with his pace he’d fit in a forward three either on either flank or through the middle, whether or not he’d be a starter is another matter but he’d be one hell of an option from the bench as thats where we are very, very light imo

  • 40 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    @TDS
    He was second choice because floppy chops who was Ashley’s preferred choice turned us down.Had he taken up the post Keegan wouldn’t have returned

  • 41 Yohan Kebab // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    do you have to be a season ticket holder to get tickets to harpers charity match?

  • 42 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Ben3arfa/WWYCD

    He could be 21 he could be 41 you just never know with players from that part of the world……….even Falcao’s age has been thrown into doubt by his old headmaster :D
    The player claiming he’s 27 the head claiming he’s 29

  • 43 G // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    @37, Roger Millah all over again.

  • 44 WWYCD // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    JB
    Haha aye Falcao is a little liar too apparently Monaco will be spitting if he is actually 29

    As for this lad I have no idea how good of a player he is, never seen him, but I will be amazed if he is 21

  • 45 SupaToonKid // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    If Uche is as good as VVV’s last Nigerian forward (Musa, now at CSKA) then definitely sign him up along with Remy.

  • 46 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    daztoon

    Whether he was first choice or second choice is irrelevant, I can’t believe that he was on any other PL clubs shortlist!

    He was on ours purely because he will always hold legendary status for his time as manager the first time around. Big Sam was doing ok and should only have been sacked for an absolute top manager, not someone whose tactics and management style died out around the turn of the millennium.

  • 47 count // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Adam Roberts.

    Do any of you know this idiot Adam Roberts? He must come on here.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ICWxXi3VxHE

  • 48 lordy_geordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Ive not posted in a while due to various reasons. ITK’s crawling out of every hole. The nufc jokes tht have been done to death and the shear moaning. I know im doing my fair share now lol. Bt no one said being a nufc fan was easy. Anyway theres supposed to b a big announcement today. Wouldnt it b great if cashley has sold the club? Would explain no signings.

  • 49 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    @TDS
    Yes it is relevant as you stated Ashley bowed down to the fans in appointing Keegan.Had Ashley’s OWN choice accepted then Keegan would never have been appointed thus he never bowed down.

  • 50 Magpie Myles // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/418395/Newcastle-owner-Mike-Ashley-eyeing-Rangers-move?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-sport-news+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+Sport+Feed%29

    This would be amazing if true!

  • 51 Fostino // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    i would actually rather pay money to see harpers testimonal than our first game of the season where we have a team of zero personality and feck all flair

  • 52 Toon73 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Sure this guy is 21

    In 2003

  • 53 Magpietillidie22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    TDS

    Other fans dont dislike us because we’re sensitive lol they dont really dislike us, they just laugh at us. The laughs have been going on even before MA but have become more frequent since MA’s reign.

    And its not just fans, even when things were going well during the season we came fifth, Pardew was manager of the year, we were buzzing almost in profit, the media (national media) were looking for every little angle to make us the soap opera again. Newcastle United are seen as a soap opera by all other fans and media and thats how they will always see us I think. Until we win major trophies obviously but with all the take-overs thats becoming more and more unlikely as the seasons pass.

  • 54 Magpietillidie22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    @50

    Only if we were sold cheaper to a billionaire that actually LIKES to spend money… if not then it cant be good news

  • 55 Fostino // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    pardew persistance with jonas worries me for the season ahead. if dumment was good enough for lb, than id have santon l.m……haidira is there too

  • 56 Fostino // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    an away friendly with st.mirren…..our pre season matches have been shocking.

  • 57 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    @TDS
    You asked for one good reason and i gave you that.

    You made out that Big Sam was sacked for Keegan`s appointment due to it being the fan`s choice.
    When in fact he was sacked because Ashley wanted his OWN choice Redknapp.
    If Keegan had the same squad with his out dated football he would still beat Pardew who`s brand of football is even more out dated

  • 58 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Ashley needs to understand that the Rangers fans are not the soft touch that we are and renaming Ibrox the ‘Sports Direct Arena’ will see a reaction that he will not be able to deal with

  • 59 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    knowing our luck we would probably be sold to someone like Venky’s owners…

    can you imagine… Venky’s and Wonga…

  • 60 numba9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Just didn’t back him daz and the trend has continued

  • 61 nut meg // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Ben3arfa @37
    His age could be anything because it is what’s on his birth certificate & not when he was actually born.If he was registered when he was born or when his parents got round to going to the registry office.The office could have been a long from where he was born or the family may not have had the money to register him.That’s why my wife is 2 years older than her birth certificate ! He could well be the oldest under 21 player of all time…..even older than Oba. lol

  • 62 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Everything would go Venky Wonga

  • 63 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    @numba9
    Too true mate Keegan was given Wise,while Pardew has Carr.The other way round and we would at least see the club moving forward

  • 64 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Players coming out of Nigeria etc have their date of birth altered as a younger player is far more marketable as a player lets say of 25 if far more developed, mature etc and is more appealing if you think he’s only 19/20

  • 65 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 45s
    L’Equipe: Gomis representatives claim that the deal with Newcastle failed because Lyon wanted €9m plus bonuses. (€10m overall)

  • 66 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    @Daztoon

    Surely your not suggesting Pardew and Wise would have brought the club forward :P

  • 67 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    @~Joke-innear~
    I don`t even wanna think about that combination mate its bad enough as it is.

  • 68 Ben3arfa // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    See I told you all Aulas was lying re: Gomis ..

    How can the deal stall because of personal terms when a fee hadnt even been agreed?

  • 69 Toonfan8 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    This Uche boy looks very good in that video, I know its only youtube, but he look powerful and has very good pace…I like him a lot, and would like to see him in black and white stripes :)

  • 70 savio // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12691/8848119/transfer-news-premier-league-clubs-are-eyeing-moves-for-anthony-reveillere

    Willie McKay represents this guy…maybe he is the one we are going to sign….

  • 71 numba9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Harps testamonial a c Milan should be a good UN

  • 72 G.unit // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11704/8848119/transfer-news-premier-league-clubs-are-eyeing-moves-for-anthony-reveillere

    Not sure if anyone jas posted this yet but this guy is free and represented by Mr McKay.

    MA likes a FREE signing!!

  • 73 Toon73 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Aulas is a lying frog wanker

    Threw his toys out of the cot for £1m

  • 74 always look on the bright side of life // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    the whole gomis thing just seems like a farce and to be honest the best thing to do is walk away from it with our offer on the table and let them get back to us if they want to while we pursue other possibilities such as the bent, remy rumours going about.
    I want either a tall powerful forward kinda like carroll for the bullying of defenders and creating flick on and knock downs or possibly someone fast and annoying along the lines of a bellamy. gomis i think was being touted kinda in the carroll type of role but i agree for the price and the length of his contract to run, it just doesnt make sense. It wouldnt seriously suprise me if Kinnear and Pardew saw someone like Connor Whickham as the “young” andy carroll replacement as he is english, would be cheap and did display promise before sunderland got him. even for the under 21s for england he has been doing well but i just cant see many toon fans taking to him but personally for around 2 to 3 million, i think he could prove a bargain. i know others will shoot me down for it but just he hasnt done it at sunderland i think he showed potential. di canio seems intent on buying loads of new players in and totally changing the squad so could be a chance to get him. im putting my tin hat on preparing to be abused for my opinion now! :)

  • 75 G.unit // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Ha ha, Savio got in there first!!

  • 76 Toon73 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Except if ur name is Douglas

  • 77 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    daztoon

    There was still no good reason for appointing KK. It still doesn’t matter if KK was first or second choice, I believe that he picked KK because he thought it would be a popular choice. Redknapp would probably have been a popular choice too but not with me.

  • 78 LooneyToon41 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    @67. Ben3Arfa. I agree it’s a smokescreen, but the idea that a fee between clubs has to be agreed before clubs talk to players is a myth.
    I remember it happening when we signed Emre from Inter, and i struggled to get my head round it. It’s all done through agents ala Enrique who knew exactly what salary he would be paid at Liverpool, and agreed to it, even before Liverpool made NUFC an offer.
    Way of the world.

  • 79 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    No rush Joe, why sign on July 1st?
    Might as well wait until deadline day save 9 weeks wages …

  • 80 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    @ToonDarnSarf
    Weather there was a good reason or not for appointing keegan it still shows that you were wrong in saying Ashley bowed down to the fans in his appointment.

    He was second maybe third choice we don`t know,the fact is Redknapp was Ashley`s own choice and turned us down

  • 81 scout // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Come on Kinnear, drag someone over the line kicking and screaming.

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I am starting to think no one is coming in now like. Even still we have a very talented team and this is our best IMO :

    ———————–Krul———————

    –Debuchy—-M’biwa—–Collocini—-Santon–

    ————-Sissoko————-Tiote———-

    ——HBA———-Cabaye——-Marveaux—

    ———————–Cisse———————

    Those three behind Cisse are hardly Oscar, Mata & Hazard but they are still very talented players. I would maybe start Anita over Tiote but only if Cheick hasn’t improved.

    Also how anyone can watch this video of Marveaux and want Gutierrez to start over him are crazy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH4RFVfdEEU

  • 83 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Shearer, Beardsley, Ferdinand, Asprilla, Ginola, Rob Lee a different class to the squad atm.

    Gone are those days, when the owner cared even if they were crooks, they were our crooks lol.

    Now look what we have; the cockney mafia. Puppets, clowns run by a guy who´ll sell the shirt off your back.

  • 84 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    gmorning all, from the dark side of the pond..

    BPC @80… you dont rate goofy? i rather like him…

  • 85 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    @TDS
    You start by saying:
    For anyone who is anti-Ashley, please cast your mind back to when he joined the club…

    then go on to twist the facts in saying:

    He listened to the fans slag off Big Sam, we didn’t like his “long ball” tactics and thought they were unbecoming of a club that had been dubbed “the entertainers” a few years before and since then had fielded more exciting attacking players like Robert and Dyer…

    So, he sacked Big Sam and went back to the manager who presided over our most exciting time in (most fans’) living memory…Kevin Keegan…

    When in fact he didn`t sack Big Sam for Keegan he sacked him because he thought he had Redknapp in the bag for manager .
    Then you go on to slag off Keegan as being an out dated manger with his tactics,yet we have Pardew and Kinnear who are stuck in the eighties,with modern style footballers.

  • 86 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    @ Dok

    Yeah he is a good player but he is a CF not winger IMO. Also I would not start both Cisse & Gouffran in the same team for the simple fact we are screwed if they get injured as Shola is currently our only backup.

  • 87 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Gouffran has decent pace but seems to shoot straight at a defender or at the goalie.
    I can´t see him scoring many. Hope I´m very wrong.

  • 88 Assam Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Morning – reach office and open newsnow.co.uk/nufc…keep it open all day. reach home and check newsnow.co.uk/nufc again.
    night – check newsnow.co.uk/nufc and go to bed.
    And read all kind of crappy news all day that comes to naught in the end.
    Not one f***ing signing. its been months now. its frustrating…we are a joke. mercy!

  • 89 marc // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    the next shola if you ask me
    no thanks
    the only reason this rumour has come out is because of the gomis break down in talks i dont belive this to be true one bit
    some jerno trying to be clever

  • 90 AndyNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Big pappa cisse, Marveaux without a doubt is polar opposite of Jonas. Jonas’ workrate, defensive ability, stamina and injury free periods, are contrasted by Sylvain’s dribbling, attacking position, vision and passing accuracy.

    My team would be:

    Cisse – Gouffran
    Marveaux – Cabaye – Ben Arfa
    Sissoko
    Santon – M’Biwa – Coloccini – Debuchy.

    OR

    Marveaux – Cisse – Ben Arfa
    Cabaye – Anita(/Tiote) – Sissoko
    Santon – M’Biwa – Coloccini – Debuchy.

    The problem with the team is the attacking/defensive efforts making an imbalance – which is why Jonas plays so often. Marveaux easily drifts between CM – LM/RM – CAM, Ben Arfa between CAM, RW, CF. Then Sissoko and Cabaye always look to hang around outside the opposition box. We need either Tiote to recapture his ‘holding role’ form, or for Anita to be worked into the midfield system. Add to that both Santon and Debuchy are massively attacking full backs.

  • 91 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Gouffran was a great buy and i`m sure we havn`t seen the best of him yet being played out wide.

    Would like us to stop messing about an go out and get Shane Long.A great team player and has prem experience we need at the club.

    Would also like us to go out and get a commanding CB to play alongside Mbiwa. Someone who can organise the back four . To stop our fullbacks going forward willy nilly and to make a solid unit at the back.

  • 92 jimmysmith // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    the rat bastards don’t even know how much they’re torturing us. Jesus show a little kindness and sign the Cnut, alright already, even if he is a skinner, FFS 24 yr old Nigerian nobodies, what next?

  • 93 AndyNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Daz i’m with you on Shane Long. Last year of contract, homegrown, and a good worker who knows where the net is. Even if we don’t have a ‘marquee’ striker sign, Cisse, Gouffran and Long have each their own style to give attacking options.

    Having said that I’d also love a physical striker as well – Charlie Austin looks that type but not sure on whether he’ll carry his prolific goals ratio to the top level. Still, last year of contract, worth it for £4M?

  • 94 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Well at least my second team Dortmund look like they are keeping Lewandowski and have spent brilliantly again. They are the blueprint for what I want NUFC to be. When they sell, they sell big and replace them straight away and have a fantastic academy.

    ——————Weidenfeller——————-

    -Piszczek—-Subotic—-Hummels—-Schmelzer-

    ————-Bender———-Gundogan———

    ——Reus———Mkhitaryan——-PEA——

    ——————-Lewandowski—————-

    And to think they gave lost Kagawa and Gotze as well. Worth a pop for next seasons CL for sure.

  • 95 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    @AndyNUFC
    Austin would be a great shout as back up.Yeah he`s only proven in the championship but looking at his goals a great and natural finisher.
    Just because the big clubs arn`t sniffing round him doesn`t mean he wont make the grade

  • 96 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    daztoon
    what you have just said their about getting a CB to play alongside mbiwa would be the worst thing we could do.
    last season our defence was a complete and utter mess and without colo they just didn’t have a clue .

    colo along with krul and cabaye are our best players right now.

  • 97 toon kk // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    BPC@80.
    If no new quality stikers come in that team will just cope and let’s hope we don’t get too many injuries.
    Of course we need need new signings but weather it happens remains to be seen.

  • 98 Greebol1892 // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Haven’t seen anything of this lad but he’s better than no.23

  • 99 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    daz @ 89,

    amen, long would be great.. and while were fantazing about what wed like, ill take two blondes, an open bar tab… and a lamborghini, all free… lol

  • 100 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Here is a question:

    Reus or Bale ?

    I was arguing with my m8′s at work on who was the better player and I was in Reus’s corner .

  • 101 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    @toonking
    Colo is a good player but not great he severely lacks pace and isn`t known for his ariel ability either.Plus he doesn`t really seem to want be here any more.
    To me his best position would be a sweeper or DM

  • 102 Ben3arfa // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    So we are less than three weeks away from the seasons kick off and we have not signed a single player

    what a pathetic situation, really pathetic

  • 103 Ben3arfa // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Not overreacting , but I genuinely believe we are one of the rip candidates for relegation this season . We were abysmal last season, havent improved personnel or playing style this pre season .

    Depressing times ahead

  • 104 toon kk // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    West brom would never part with Long but would love to see him in a Newcastle shirt.
    Newcastle coaching staff should look at West brom, there work rate is far superior to ours. They fight to the final whistle something we can’t seem to manage.

  • 105 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    @DokToon
    Seems like fantasizing is all we have got at the moment

  • 106 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    BPC,
    Is Kuba still at Dortmund? Didn’t see him mentioned in your line up?He is only 27ish I think. Is he unlikely to play, and is he likely to want a move to guarantee game time? Well out of NUFC’s reach, but he looked a good player when I have seen him.

  • 107 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    BPC84
    “Also I would not start both Cisse & Gouffran in the same team for the simple fact we are screwed if they get injured as Shola is currently our only backup.”

    if you just don’t want to end up having goufran and cisse together due to the fact ameobi is the only one left.

    then why would you want to still play HBA and marvo both in the same team because if one of them got injured then it would mean Jonas has to be used
    I would think if you don’t want decent players playing because an injury will cause rubbish to play then would this midfield be better.
    anita tiote
    sissoko cabaye HBA

  • 108 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    I cringe every time I see a line up with tiote starting.

  • 109 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    @ Lilongwe

    Yeah he is still there. I prefer PEA in that position ;)

  • 110 nick_9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    BPC @ 80 – Spot on with that team, those are the players that possess the best technical ability and would flourish with a run of games together. I also think Anita would do great in the position cabaye shares in your team as he looks good further up the pitch away from the defense, perhaps if tiote is off form replace him with cabaye and bring anita in further up. Of course this is all pointless as our manager is such a ‘winner’ that he is more concerned with what other teams players can do than our own.

    I appreciate the club want the best deal for players, wont be held to ransom and that its easy for us fans to spend the clubs or ashleys money but it would be nice if we are to sign players that they could have a preseason with us. If we aren’t going to sing any players as the money isn’t there then i would much rather know this at the start of the window than be strung along each day with hope.

    Please Ash get us a couple of strikers over the line and a decent winger, if you’re feeling generous then replace willo as well. Loanees or permant deals we aren’t bothered. I bet if Ashley had a few football playing mates that he would of tried to sign them already at this jobs for mates club he has. Fans used to mock us for delusion whereas now most just have empathy for us

  • 111 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20130729/newcastle-join-forces-with-138com_2281670_3331030

    Shame we haven’t seen the numbers for this.

  • 112 SeanNufc87 // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Remember oldafemi martins, 26 when he left us… lols

  • 113 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    @ King

    Not many teams use two strikers these days and I think those three behind Cisse will help him hit 20 goals provided they can stay fit.

    I hate when we desperately need a goal and our only striking option from the Bench is Shola, then for him to come on and look like he is treading water within 10 minutes. Gouffran is the much better option from the subs IMO

  • 114 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    The Niang transfer will only happen after Milan’s second Championship League Qualifer match. This is in less than 2 weeks. So Remy in then Zoet and finally Niang.

  • 115 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    daz
    when it comes to pace who have we got with any pace apart from the baldy obatan.
    the one thing colo has got about him which not one other player has is leadership a team that has European football every year and offers big money can have as many foreigners as they like but if you are a team that finishes mid table that is when you need players who a very good respect an leadership.

  • 116 daztoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    @toonking
    Mbiwa has pace he is the only CB we have with that.
    Colo isn`t a good leader,yes he has the respect of the other the players,but is often found ball watching.

  • 117 Szarka // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    looks more like 24-27.

  • 118 investinyouthtoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Thing is with the home grown players, I would think signing Rhodes from Blackburn, Sinclair from City and Harry Maguire from Sheff Utd.

    Shame we couldn’t/ didn’t look for Leon Goretzka but Schalke now snapped him up.

  • 119 alreetlike // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    I really like this team:

    ———————–Krul———————

    –Debuchy—-M’biwa—–Collocini—-Santon–

    ————-Sissoko————-Tiote———-

    ——HBA———-Cabaye——-Marveaux—

    ———————–Cisse———————

    Strong defense.
    Creative midfield.
    Cisse start to move a bit more (but stay online) and the goals gonna flow!

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