Joe Kinnear Back In For Bafe Gomis


The Evening Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle United Director of Football Joe Kinnear is not happy, make that furious, with Marseilles after Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas accused the French club of derailing Newcastle’s move for Bafetimbi Gomis, and you can hardly blame him.

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Joe Kinnear – moving again for Gomis?

The matter is now before the French Professional Football League who have today issued a statement on the claim.

Marseilles approached Gomis and his agents without Lyon’s knowledge, and that is a big no-no with transfers, and Joe Kinnear is said to be considering his next move, after getting more information on what has actually happened.

And the fact that Marseilles signed 26 year-old 6′ tall Tunisia striker Saber Khelifa from Evian yesterday, may mean that Marseilles could end their interest in Gomis, and it may be a great time for Kinnear and Newcastle to move back in and seal the deal.

The hold-up is said to be with the agents’ fees, but a transfer fee and terms have already been agreed by Newcastle with Lyon, and we suspect (this is purely a supposition on our part) that Marseilles may have offered his agents bigger fees than Newcastle, which could have caused the impasse.

But if Marseilles are no longer interested in Gomis, then his agents would be well advised to agree their compensation with Newcastle rather quickly.

Don’t be surprised if Joe now tries to tie up this deal as quickly as possible, in what may be an opportune time for the Tyneside club to complete the deal.

If he can do that it will have been a great week in the transfer market for Newcastle,  and good for Joe Kinnear too.

What do you think?

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71 comments so far

  • Greebol1892

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    We will get him eventually.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Joe Kinnear for Prime Minister !!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Lewisnufc
    12 mins ago
    toonarmydownsouth

    it worked with demba lw and cisse through the middle so why not remy?

    Because Demba Ba has and had regularly played LW throughout his career, and is left footed
    Remy hasn’t and is right footed

    2 completely different players

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Being covered in Fanta on a wasp colony is too good for Ashley.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry for repeating my point as Ed is on fire, just like the wingers we need: fast and hard to pin down!
    This Gomis guy would be a good bonus, an expensive bench warmer tbh.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Because Cisse and Remy are surely better…

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew for England!

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  • jasper

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8
  • voice of raisin

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    This transfer will be pushed through in the next day or so.

    OM being reported is purely a “put up or shut up” scenario from lyon. I would imagine they are simply as frustrated as all of the newcastle people and want a deal completed one way or another.

    Notice that it clearly states

    “if the negotiations with Newcastle should collapse, it would be Marseille’s fault.”

    So if it falls apart, OM will be brought up on it, unless of course they make an official offer and then talk to the player.

    Either way it will be resolved by the weekend – OM will today or tomorrow renounce/declare interest and that will be that. I expect it to be the former and a deal rushed through

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  • nut meg

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    For all you people who want a LW to be brought in,check this guy out.Before anybody starts yelling,I’v only seen him on you tube but ,check out his stats on transfer market,they are IMHO very impressive & he’s valued on TM @ 10m euro. I’ve already asked a couple of times if anyone has seen him play live but no one responded so far.He can play on either wing or as a AMF scores goals & creates chances for fun. Take a look.He’s just what we need IMHO. Dusan Tadic from FC Twente

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    REPOST

    We had a huge debate about the ‘neggers’ on here a year or so ago. Now you can scroll through entire threads without finding any football related comments, just loads of personal insults and the endless anti-Pardew hatefest. Spuggy is right.

    Spuggy // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    This blog used to be a thriving online forum for healthy debate, constructive discussion and most importantly support of a beloved club.

    It is nothing but a den of wolves now, steeped in bias and bitching of everything and anything. Players, managers, owners, each other.

    Having been a once active member of this blog I rarely post here anymore for the aforementioned reasons.

    We have one of the greatest squads we have assembled for years and all people can do is bitch and moan.

    Sorry Ed, but most objective posistive supporters now avoid this blog. Not because of your hard and diligent work to keep it going through adversity (yes people even criticise Ed using his own blog when all he does is report any news good and bad from all sources).

    The are still a few decent posters on here but they are a dwindling breed.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Cyprus

    For me Marveaux is more suited to that position and is more of a team player.Likes to receive the ball but will lay it off quick too,more a give a go type.Benny for me is better suited as a wide man,likes to beat his man and looks far better when he’s running at a player and cutting in or crossing

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    When I say I wish people would stop slating Pardew and that just means slating the club, I clearly don’t mean that constructive criticism is out! Debate about JFK’s position, the injuries and level of fitness of our squad, positions of our players, style of play etc. are all fair topics. But demanding Pardew is sacked because he only has one style of play or has lost the dressing room is just getting tired. We’re well into August now and there is no sign that any of our top players are leaving. The closer it gets to the transfer window, the less likely it will be that someone leaves and the more we will be able to demand for them too.

    It’s all shaping up rather well I think…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    We should move on from this lad ASAP it’s becoming ridiculous with all the twists and turns!

    He wants 70k a week
    He also wants to play for OM
    He’s in contact with OM
    We have to pay a ridiculous fee for a player with one year on his contract
    We have to pay his sell on fee
    We have to pay him/his agents €2m in bonuses

    Just get a great prospect in like a Icardi Morata or locadia

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  • Generic Commenter

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Come Joe, get the lad in! Just don’t try and say his name, you could end up insulting the whole of France!

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  • bzak12

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    How can we expect to sign players with JFK in charge of recruitment the bloke has difficulty stringing a sentence together never mind signing foreign players.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    tads

    Well for one Ba is right footed…. he has scored 15 with his right and 5 with his left for us. definitely a right footed player

    Also remy has played LW and RW so no issue…it’s the same position basically anyway.

    Henry played well drifting in from the left and using his right foot….much easier to shoot from the left using your right foot, more bigger target to hit when bending the ball.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    I’d be tempted to play 3 at the back and a deep DM ahead of em……how bout something like this…

    ———————-Krul————————-
    Debuchy———–Collo—————-Santon
    ———————MYM/Tiote—————–
    Remy—-HBA——Cabaye—-Sissoko–Gouffy
    ———————Cisse————————-

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    tads

    on Gomis I agree….give him a deadline to have it sorted by 2 days for what we are willing to pay. If not lets get somebody else….he will soon hurry his agent up if he wants to come and we issue a deadline.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #20

    TADS

    He’s been saying good things on Twitter about wanting to join us. The stupid problem is the contracts that these players have with agents.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Sage
    Remy has played hardly any of his career at LW, just because he can play there doesn’t mean he should
    How many people spent last season about having players not playing on there natural side so they constantly had to cut in?
    Remy played most his games on the right for QPR and looked deadly why change that?

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    oh TS….LW& RW “basically the same position”???

    Opened yersel up there for some abuse mate. lol

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Both Gomis and his agents are aware that they are not allowed to talk to any club unless Lyon gives them permission!

    …where is the misunderstanding?

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  • daztoon

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #24

    If yer gonna use a defensive unit of three they need to be out and out defenders.Debuchy and Santon are wing backs.
    A back three of Mbiwa,Colo and Williams would work for me

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Tads

    Because he can play there so it’s not out of position. If he couldn’t play left Side it would be a problem but he can so its ok to use him there. Ben arfa plays right side so by change that?

    For a forward like remy and Ben arfa the modern way coaches favour is to play left footer on right and right on left, so they can cut in an shoot.

    I’d rather the correct/traditional way for wingers who cross but these two are there more for goals than assists I think.

    But either way, as long as the club play them in the way that works best I don’t mind then trying both to see which works better

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #26

    TDS
    Ah yes twitter aka gospel
    He’s also stated on numerous occasions he wants to join OM
    How do you know he’s not simply keeping his options open?
    Also agents act under his instruction, if he’s not happy with there behaviour then he can tell them to stop pursuing a certain deal

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    TDS,
    I’m not sure I agree that it is all shaping up rather well. I think it isn’t shaping up too badly is a better state. We still need imho 2 more in minimum.

    We badly lack any wingers (okay, Obertan, but I’d rather not think about him(incidentally Obertan had more assists per minute played than anyone else last year)), yet all pre season Pardew has played formations using wingers.

    I haven’t seen any games, so can’t really comment on the style of play, and won’t be taking comments on this blog as a judge of it, would rather wait and see, but that is a crucial part yet to be judged.

    Lack of coaching staff hasn’t been addressed, despite the statements at the start of the summer to say it would be.

    HBA is reportedly still looking like he has been working out with Matt Le Tissier and Micky Quinn.

    On a positive note, hopefully Faye Downey will prove successful. I think Remy is a good signing, will add a different dimension to our play.

    Still to be decided, JK being good at his role, Pards and Ashley proving they have learnt the error of their ways last year.

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  • voice of raisin

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    And as I have said above….

    It is ‘probably impossible’ that Marseille will sign Bafetimbi Gomis they believe

    Expect the deal to be pushed through by the weekend

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #29

    TADS
    I believe that Siem de Jong was the missing piece this summer of the jigsaw. Sissoko is not a no. 10.

    I do think however we must remember that there is plenty of creativity in our midfield if plyrs are kept fit and free from injury and played in their “natural position”.

    HBA and Marveaux are both very creative players and are better placed in the centre of the park IMO. They are not naturally wide players. Both Gouffran and Remy (both of which players have tremendous pace) are both wide players, though I suspect both would prefer to play more centrally. Coupled with the fact that both Sissoko and Cabaye are play makers and deeper placed midfielders…..I am optimistic about our future….if only AP can read it from the same hymn sheet.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Clinath

    Not really.

    It is the same position. Either in that role to cross an provide goals or there as more of a wide striker to score.

    Either way you job is the same just opposite side of the pitch.

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  • nico

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #31

    Spreadthetoon
    Play 3 at the back but have Santon and Debuchy as wing backs not centre halves. I think we’d concede a few goals playing Goufron and Remy as wing backs.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #32

    Transfer Sage,
    The way you state it, we are sorted regarding wingers or do I read you wrong: HBA on the right, Remy on the left.
    It’s just that I sense that neither favours those positions…
    Hence the need for ‘real’ wingers

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #33

    Sage
    Fair point
    Yes benny does look to cut in and shoot, but he never looks to get into the area looking at the back post for crosses or make breaking runs into the area because he then has to stop and cut in, personally I think it restricts the play massively

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #34

    So we have one friendly left to get it all right before the Citeh game 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #35

    Tads

    True agents work for the player but depends what contracts they have with agents depends of they can sack them and move on.

    Also the agent might not be giving the player a full picture, no doubt we will tell him something different as will his club.

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  • Sir Erec

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Toonarmydownsouth-

    I think Ba is also right footed. That being said, his left foot is still decent.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #37

    Tads

    It just depends if we want wingers to score or assist more I think. But surely no reason they can’t swap sides mid game, we need to e more fluid instead of this horrid rigid unit we currently have.

    Cyprus

    Well I think remy and Ben arfa are more wide forwards than genuine wingers. I’d still like one or two players brought in who can cross a ball.

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #38

    TS..BUT can a Left Winger play as a Right Winger and vise versa? I think that was the point being made.

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  • dan5679

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #39

    guys move on he is not signing for us

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #40

    There is only a need for wingers if Pardew continues to play a formation requiring them. The squad we have is better suited to not playing wingers, and either having support strikers, or having an inside left and inside right just off a central striker.

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