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This Striker Could Be At The Top Of Newcastle’s B List

6:30 pm, Friday, August 9th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 115 Comments

Newcastle and Joe Kinnear still want to bring in French International Bafe Gomis from Lyon, and he would be a great buy, and while we’ve already agreed a fee with Lyon, and agreed terms with the player, his agents seem to be holding up the deal, because of their excessive personal demands. And we heard a few days ago that Marseilles were trying to impede the deal by making illegal contact with the player and his representatives.


Brown Ideye – would be a good buy for Newcastle

There are about 23 days left in the transfer window, and as the deadline approaches and we haven’t sealed the Gomis deal, Director of Football Joe Kinnear may have to look at his B list of strikers, which he told us last Sunday the club had created.

And the question will be – who’s on that B list – any ideas?

One very decent striker we have focused on before is 24 year-old Brown Ideye, who was born in Lagos and has made it clear he would just love to join Newcastle United.

In early May, there were a number of Premier League clubs like West Ham and Swansea after the player, but his agent Hootan Ahmadi had this to say at that time:

“There has been a lot of interest from English clubs, but Newcastle would be Brown’s preferred choice for a number of reasons.” “They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.”

“He has good knowledge of the club and of the Premier League. Brown would love to test himself at that level.” “He would like to move to England and we will look at all our options in the summer.”

Ideye had a very good African Cup of Nations last January, and of course Nigeria won the trophy, and that, along with his goal-scoring prowess had several clubs interested in the player.

Brown moved to Sochaux in 2010 from Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax (so he’s already played for one Newcastle) – and he played 39 times with 17 goals for French club Sochaux, before joining Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev for around £7M two years ago.

And his record there is good, having played 75 times for Kiev with 34 goals.

Ideye also played three times for Nigeria in the recent Confederations Cup played in Brazil, and won for the third time running by the host country, and Ideye now has 19 caps and three goals for Nigeria, who have a good side these days.

Brown Ideye would be a decent signing for us, and he wants to come to Newcastle, and would probably cost around £8M.

He stands 5’11? tall and could well be near the top of that B list of strikers, that Joe Kinnear may be taking a hard look at right now.

What do you think?

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115 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Patoon // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM


    Anita can also play at right back and has done ok ther b4, just don’t think debuchy is a good defender but he might b ok now he’s settled in, would agree with the Taylor thing rite enuf, he’s pretty shite, aye Haidara or Dummet at left back


    Change the team bcos of 1 man, when that man was on form he was as good as 3 or 4 men

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    1 min ago
    Everyone knows I’m always right, follow me on twitter indykallia!!!

    Attacking style?
    Think he has us confused with Gateshead

  • 3 Yohan Kebab // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    attacking style of football really :’)

  • 4 geordiesteve520 // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    God I hope not, was woeful in comfederations cup.

  • 5 Sazzer // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    And as young Nigerian striker his idol has always been the one and only Shola.

  • 6 Hugh Jorgan // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Newcastle Brown Ideye ?

  • 7 Ben3arfa // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    I genuinely think Kinnear was bluffing about having a B list .

    He has no idea what he is doing

  • 8 numba9 // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Brown Ideye is now very good heard we was interested a while back in confed cup he looked awful

  • 9 numba9 // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Not good

  • 10 t00ntime // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    anyone else thinking Gomis is taking to long lets just go and get Traoure?

  • 11 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Wissam Ben Yedder, Kevin Volland, Arnautovic…
    All available for less than €8m most likely.

  • 12 Yohan Kebab // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    i would scream and pee a little if we put in a bid for arnautovic

  • 13 ONLINE GUY // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Re £30 million ++ valuation on Cabaye

    Cabaye did not make the quote I mention at 32 previous post/page… //slow down Ed ! ..It come’s from within the club ..unofficially…

    Anyone calling will now know its an expensive call to make .

  • 14 swemag // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Toon should sign Vinicius Araujo, this guy is dynamite. I will keep on saying his name until Kinnear listens.

  • 15 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Don’t know why we don’t look to Germany for deals, there’s a plethora of talent and players like Draxler and Schurrle can’t even get in the national team

  • 16 Yohan Kebab // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    draxler wont leave schalke hes very loyal to them already

  • 17 Tubai // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Just bring in a quality striker that’s it. There is no point going through player lists and rumours untill we get somebody over the line.

  • 18 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I know but there’s players just under that level who are very affordable, the likes of Castro (Leverkusen), Kruse (just went to Gladbach), Ibrahima Traore (quality winger), Muller from Mainz, Volland (Youth prodigy), Aaron Hunt etc.

  • 19 Yohan Kebab // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    i agree we should look further afield, there are other places other than france!

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Yohan…blasfemi ;-) lol

  • 21 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Eurostar is fairly cheap though.

  • 22 John PK // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Hi Guys, I know this is off topic but thought I would post this as some of you may be interested in this Newcastle United memorabilia from 1924 (fa cup winners) . Cheers

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Emre can
    This lad
    Please joe

  • 24 Yohan Kebab // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    jonas guttierez made the most clearances in the premier league last season

    i think they just counted his crosses

    in all seriousness it showed how much he had to cover for santon

  • 25 Bearsize // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Wow a player who actually wants to play for us. Sign him up, there aren’t too many ;)

  • 26 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    he just signed for bayer leverkusen from munich

  • 27 paul24 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Why dont they make a bid for Seydou Doumbia, the guys a goal machine and his wages wouldnt be too high, plus it’s warmer here than it is in Russia, most of the time anyway :P

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo damn you JFK ;)

  • 29 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    haha we’re so slow at bidding by the time we bid for sinclair he’ll be in the MLS with his zimmerframe

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    On the plus side we’ve finally but a bid in for Beckenbauer

  • 31 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    what about luiz adriano? he’d be a great coup.

  • 32 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Great the ‘B’ list … would you want to sign if you knew you were on a club’s ‘B’ list and they only want you because they’ve missed their preferred targets?

    Not clever JFK. Not clever at all.

  • 33 paul24 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    @Hatem’s better than Messi

    Good point mate. Another own goal by JFK, what the hell was Mike Ashley thinking xD

  • 34 lukes26 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    This might be another Maiga/Cisse situation where we hold off signing Gomis/ say he has a dodgy knee and sign Brown instead.

    Brown seems plausible since he is in the mold of a Ameobi/Gomis type & would be a Plan B when Newcastle is pinned back and need hold up play.

    Newcastle only need a out and out CF and a young CM. any discussions of downing/sinclair etc are ridiculous

    ..youve got Gouffron and Marv sitting on the bench. Vuckic, Sammy and Ferguson eagerly waiting their turn.

  • 35 AndyMac // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    “They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.”

    Sorry Mr Ideye but you’ve got that wrong. We have a decent fanbase but we sure as hell dont play attacking football :(

  • 36 Graeme // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Posts 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 24, 31

    Are you trying to cause a war?? How on earth can you possibly expect JFK to go out and pronounce the names you have listed without causing a Diplomatic Incident??

  • 37 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    luuk de jong on the bench for monchengladbach

  • 38 supershola // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Once again we have another disastrous transfer window… I’m sick of people telling me to wait for the window to close but really? We should have had a couple of players in before pre-season to get integrated into the squad. Why have we only just started bidding on players with 2 weeks to go. Surely we would have had the list of targets ready for Joe coming in. I think the remy deal was very good don’t get me wrong but he’s already injured.
    Everyone including pardew believes our defence is great… Where on earth does he get that from? From the team who let in all them goals last year?
    And midfield is also somewhere we don’t need strengthening? Those same midfielders who played long ball all season creating nothing for cisse.
    We really needed 4 players to kick on including a defender, creative midfielder and 2 strikers.
    Once again the fans have been totally let down by our club. Absolute Joke

  • 39 supershola // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    And as for Hull City calling themselves Hull City Tigers ,,,, haha… This must be music to Mike’s ears. Bet he hadn’t even thought about changing our name

  • 40 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Sell cabaye buy cabella

  • 41 geordie157 // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Good to see we’ve got a new signing on the banner between Cisse & Tiote, hopefully more will follow.

  • 42 bills-son // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Supershola @ 38

    Got to agree with most of what you say.

    We need a tall dominant CB, an experienced defensive full back and a midfielder who can control a game + a forward who can hold the ball up and bring others into play.

    I said that at the end of last season and I’ve been saying it ever since.

    The likelihood is we won’t get anywhere near bringing in players to cover the defensive and midfield weaknesses and even if we strengthen up front my view will be that it’s been a poor window overall.

    I hope I’m wrong but I don’t see us doing any better than 10-12th this season.

  • 43 geordie157 // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    did I read the article right….we “play an attacking style of football.”

  • 44 geordie157 // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    what we need at the back is Ryan Shawcross, he states he will only move to a top four club. But I bet next summer when Stoke are relegated that he signs for Norwich or Swansea!!

    A no nonsense centre back who reads the game well and can score goals too.

  • 45 nightfa11 // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    wtf…EVERY target says they want to join us cos we play attacking football.. i dont get it..

  • 46 NUFCarter // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I think im gonna cry ive just found out that firstrowsports is officially blocked :’(

  • 47 Thump // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.”


    @NUFCarter: or VIP Box etc. there’s a load about. This blocking is getting bloody ridiculous, though.

  • 48 Thump // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    On the topic of blocking, use to get around blocks. With Cameron’s Great British Firewall coming into effect at the end of the year, this should get around it pretty happily. Maybe send them some emails about streaming sites to add them to the proxy list?

  • 49 Yorkgeordie // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Every point is vital in the premiership, it follows that new signings should be in place and ready to hit the floor running. We have lost enough time as it is, haggling ( or desperately casting around) right up to the last minute , especially with the relatively easy start we have to the season, is not the way to go. If we do not capitalise on these games it will be a disaster because and all the hard games will still be to come

  • 50 Thump // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Actually, according to Immunicity they’ve unblocked a few. Sorted!

  • 51 toon kk // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I can’t believe how many players we have been linked to, but I’m not sure if any will come in. We got Remy on loan thats a cheaper option for the club than buying for MA at the moment. As for players saying we play attacking football they maybe mean hoofball.

  • 52 Ben3arfa // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    In kinnear we dont trust

  • 53 scout // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Hi lads and lasses
    What’s my best bet for tickets to the west ham game. I’m after 2 tickets for my dad and I??

  • 54 Graeme // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Scout, check the NUFC website to see when they are released, call the box office, pick your seats, pay the bill. Tickets will be mailed to you.

    Its a very easy process. Good luck.

  • 55 supershola // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    It’s last year all over again… I mean at least last year we bought one player in Anita. This year looks worse than last… We have a got a good starting 11 but as soon as suspensions and injury’s come we’ll be knackered again. We have not got the players to back it up. We’ll get to January struggling and again go out and buy a few players. Why not just get them in now? For someone who has mad billions how can he be so stupid? And as for Joe Kinnear… what a joke swanning off on holiday as soon as he comes in, tells the world he’s the best in the business and brings no one in on time for the first game. We really are the laughing stock…

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    scout ,
    For your Dad and you ring the box office.

  • 57 G // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    On the subject of alternative targets, how come we don’t see many Russians and East Europeans making it in the prem? They seem to thrive in Germany, and the conditions, and the physical nature of the game are comparable. I don’t have any specific names in mind, but you would have thought there would have been more over here kicking the footballs, because there certainly is a lot of them currently doing the construction jobs and nightlife. Clearly work permits can’t be too much of a problem.

  • 58 Jail for Ashley // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Because the point is he’s not that stupid, if we are mid table by January and looking safe he doesnt have to spend a penny, if we’re in trouble he will begrudgingly pull us out of the sh!t, he does not want to pay for our success but is more than happy to gamble with our failure.

  • 59 NUFCarter // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    Cheers they cant block them all. They’ll be new sites coming out all the time.

  • 60 NUFCarter // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    My NUFCblog fantasy league team

    Angel rangel
    Ben arfa

    Krul, sagbo, jose canas, Chico.

  • 61 scout // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Cheers fellas.
    I haven’t been to a game for a while, moved down south 4 years ago. Really looking forward to going and should be a cracking game against west ham. I know a few hammers fans who are travelling up from down here as well.
    Can’t wait for a few beers before the match etc that’s what I miss most

  • 62 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    What a cracking match

    Bayern Vs Gladbach

  • 63 toonicle // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Well Darren Bent is apparently on the A-list and notthe B-list, that should tell you something right there.

  • 64 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Carlton Cole, Emile heskey

  • 65 NUFCarter // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Bayern vs gladbach is a big rivalry in Germany.

  • 66 ellington09 // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    What are everyones thoughts on Lacina Traore from Ahnzi they need cash so a bid of about 13million euros would be enough i think.

  • 67 soundoid // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Anyone think we should try and get Joey Barton back? No one wants the fella and to be fair to him he was a great player for us.

  • 68 G // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    @67 nee chance. Much as I like the player, he can’t stop the mouth from going. Too much risk there. Let him rot in the champo.

  • 69 GeordieTwo // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    A supporter’s letter to Joe:
    Dear Joe (or can I call you Joey?)
    This is just a few words of support for you. We know you love all the supporters. Even the ones you called knobs. And we know you have a supreme knowledge of football. We bow down to you every day (I usually do it in the bog). Your patience and quiet appraisal of all around you, including all the journo’s you know and love so well is much appreciated. As a potential motivational speaker you would be unmatched, especially to our youth. Well I’m getting a bit misty now so I’ll let it go at that for now Joe. All the best.
    One more completely happy supporter.

  • 70 soundoid // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Aye he’s a gob shite but he played some blinders for us brilliant in the 4-4 Arsenal game and he can cross a ball.
    One of the most underated players in England exept by himself.

  • 71 geordie1996 // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Hi everyone, just seen on twitter that we are lining up a £10mil bid for Marvin Martin should Yohan Cabaye quit for PSG. Anyone else heard this at all? Also does anyone know anything about the Gomis transfer and whether its going to happen or not?

  • 72 gazza85 // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    My Blog team atm is:

    Luiz (will see what happens with Barca)


  • 73 JAMSHA // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    ben yedder signd for toulouse

  • 74 JAMSHA // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    psg wer shit. ..

    cabela was impresiv

  • 75 Munster Mag // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Billson and Co, evening gents. Been on hols so quiet on the blog front for me. Bills, if we dont improve in the areas you mentioned, I’m assuming you will be rapidly downgrading your semi heroic assessment of the fat fella? :) . I agree re your assessment. Plenty of reasons to be negative:

    Santon – Cant defend for toffee – as I said from day 1.
    Debuchy – Great cross, but remarkably slow for an international right back, and poor awareness defensively.
    MBiwa – Doesnt like heading the ball , is small, and a bit casual. Quick, good on ball, but wont be a top class centre half in prem unless he develops the weak aspects of his game.
    Tiote – Overrated, badly.
    Cabaye – Overrated or being used incorrectly, or both. I’d sell him for 20 mill if Ashley would buy two relevant players for 10 mill each.

    - Little creativity from the flanks

    - I dont think Pardew knows his best team, or the fornation to get the best out of his players.

    - Prediction unless we buy more players – middle of lower part of table, regularly casting a nervous glance backwards.

    Remember – next time you meet a Swansea fan, buy him a pint, because they saved us.

    ( Incidentally, isnt is amazing that they can wrap up Bony in no time ?? )

  • 76 JAMSHA // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    my team

    Van Persie

  • 77 Sir Braveheart // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Love the names some people are throwing around. Must be nice to live in a Fifa world disconnected from reality.

    The reality is we wont go for any high profile targets. Im expecting another Gouffran level striker to come in and thats all. £4m tops. Now we’ve got Remy we’ll try to add Gomis in January and if that doesnt work we’ll either sign Remy or go for someone else in the summer.

  • 78 G // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Are we doing dream teams? Just pick any 11 from Citeh, that ought to do it! Or is it one of these silly rules that you can only pick 2 players from 1 team? Anyway, haven’t done a dream team for donkeys, used to do alright when Julian Dicks was at West Ham, defenders who score goals (and he was West Hams penalty taker) are worth their weight in points.

  • 79 Sir Braveheart // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Ashleys investing enough to make sure we’re safe, up to £10m a year. He’s taking the rest of the profits and paying off what he spent investing in the club. The 8 year contract for AP is the time frame. At the end of those 8 years he’ll have made back all the money he put in, then he’ll sell up. Because he’s made up what he spent buying the club whatever he sells it for is pure profit.

    It means putting up with 7 more years of mid table football. AP isnt going anywhere, Ashley trust him to keep us up and stable and doesnt want a payout for sacking him. The sooner Ashley makes hus money back the dooner he’s off.

  • 80 JAMSHA // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    fantasy team :-P

  • 81 lesh // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    geordie1996 .
    Lining up a bid should Cabaye go?

    Do we never learn from Carroll, Ba et al. If (and it is) likely that Cabayes away at some stage soon, we should having somebody on board to slip into his role seamlessly.

    A final word from me on the Pardew in/ out debate: I do not profess to be the enlightened one bur good planning says that any major staff changes should be timed and planned to avoid major disruption to process.

    Sorry, but unless we’re gonna bring in someone like Hiddink straight away, then it’ll be Kinnear and Harford. Any major change has got to well timed

    So, you Pardew slayers, a word of caution: be wary what you wish for – knee jerks aren’t always successful.

  • 82 Graeme // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Sir Braveheart – thats probably the most depressing thing I have read in a long time!! Unfortunately, it actually makes sense, which is frightening.

    Last season was purgatory to watch and endure – the thought of another 7 years of the same is soul destroying!!

  • 83 Jail for Ashley // Aug 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    I’m not an accountant but I’ve tried my best to get my head round it all with the debt that Mashley took over, I reckon that with the building of the stadium, the numerous marquee signings , huge wage bill and the money H/S took out we lost
    about 4M a year over twenty years, now that we dont have those marquee signings and wage bill and transfers are in the black , where is the money going ?

  • 84 John Tudor // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    sky rocket best guess

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    It’s not knee jerk at all pal, it’s been thought about since Kinnery took the job.

  • 86 Harley // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Sir braveheat.

    I’ve been saying the same thing however, I don’t think he’ll wait until he gets all of his money back. I think he wants the surplus he’s put in and then sell for what the club is actually worth and break even. I think he’ll be fine as long as he doesn’t lose any money (only my opinion).

    That’s why with the increased revenue and a few sales of players over the odds it can happen earlier.

    I know we complain about his spending but if we were to lose 1 purple a season for a big fee and replace them using the scouting network it could actually be a good thing.

    Just a theory i know but one I have a bit of belief in.

  • 87 bills-son // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM


    The way I increasingly see it is that Pardew really believes he is ok in defence and midfield and just needs forwatds to get the team firing.

    If that is the case and we sign two more forwards I don’t see that Ashley is scrimping on spending – just following what Pardew and presumably Kinnear are advising.

    You and I might be wrong, Pardew and Kinnear might be right. I doubt it, and you obviously do too.

    If we are right and we concede plenty and create little this season then Ashley takes the blame for backing those two and especially Kinnear. As I keep saying, I’ll be on the Ashley bashing wagon if we are proved right.

  • 88 Sazzer // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Martin replace Cabaye at Lille. But I think we already have Anita and Marv that are similar if not better players.

    Badelj, McCarthy, Hughes or Guilavogui would be better options.

  • 89 Sazzer // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM


  • 90 jimmysmith // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Shola is an excellent 4 th choice striker to have behind the likes of Cisse, Remy and Gouffran. We need Sinclair or similar and we’re good to go. Shola is probably entering his prime, we’re fine for central strikers. Unless we unearth a gem, why bother?

  • 91 HullMag6 // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Don’t forget cabs is moyes’ plan b Instead of fabregas. If hernandez comes im part ex no need for gomis.

  • 92 Newcastle Brown Alien // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    HullMag6, I think Fellaini is his plan B. Cabaye maybe Plan C

  • 93 Mister Tuff // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Good short article on Here is the City site with Kevin Mbabu and how he signed up. Excellent quote when describing Mr T.
    “Mbabu, a defender, has been describing coming up against Cheik Tiote in training as like a player made of ‘concrete’, describing the midfield destroyer as a ‘monster.”.
    I think Mr. T has had a reasonable pre-season (from what we’ve seen) and I think he is going to have a good season. Runs and makes himself available more than any other player in the team -massive heart.

  • 94 stuart no9 // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    i think on the Ideye front, its a classic case of signing for the best club to put him in the shop window for a better and bigger club to come in for him .——-” They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.” really? what player would sign because we have a ‘good fan base” and we play an attacking style of football . mmm really ? tosh comes to mind !

  • 95 Sazzer // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    It surely looks that way.

    If they think they got value for money. Our defence should be our strongest area – considering we have spend most money on it.

    Mbiwa 7 m £
    Debuchy 5.5 m £
    Santon 5 m £
    Colo 11,5 m £

  • 96 Toon Tang // Aug 9, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    you will have to rebrand yourself hull

    HullTiger6 hahah sorry couldn’t resist

  • 97 soundoid // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    All the lack of transfers aside I can’t wait for the City game… We could be rock bottom after the game or right at the top. Lets get back to our battling best all I want to see is some heart, some good games and not flirt with relegation…. is that too much to ask from this club?

  • 98 jimmysmith // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Cabaye won’t be going anywhere this late in the transfer window unless its a player plus cash deal and we’re now restricted to the same deals for incoming player or those who are considered excess baggage. Doesn’t mean we can’t wheel and deal to our advantage though in the final few always interesting weeks. Shola to Lyon in part excharnge for Gomis for example.

  • 99 HullMag6 // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Brother in law isnt happy about tbe super league style rebrand – had to laugh.

  • 100 HullMag6 // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Still think along more unrealistic lines if we got the dejong brothers in and alderwield

  • 101 jimmysmith // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I don’t agree easily with this idea that we are particularly weak in defense. I think we have lacked attacking options and outlets for our midfield and have constantly found ourselves chasing the tails of oppositions and it takes it toll eventually. I think its more likely benefit greatly from Remy and hopefully one other and start taking games to our opponents and start winning and winning well. Hiddink no less had this side as Challenging at the very top of the table. There is good reason for reasonably high hopes.

  • 102 geordiesteve520 // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Think the Gomis deal may be dead I. The water now as Lisandro Lopes has just left, or did the president say they could both leave?

  • 103 paul24 // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Did anyone manage to find that funny NUFC free kick video mentioned on the other thread, i’ve been looking for it all day?.

  • 104 lesh // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Jail for Ashley and

    ‘Lesh, – It’s not knee jerk at all pal, it’s been thought about since Kinnery took the job’

    Jail. You are 100% correct.

    By knee-jerk reactions, I was alluding to the Sack Pardew brigade. If they want Pardew out and Kinnear in his place, they’re going the right way about it.

    It scares the chit out of me but then I know nowt. He ho.

  • 105 lesh // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    jimmysmith. It seems that where other clubs have bought already and the new guys bedded in.

    We haven’t and when Cabaye goes and we get someone in on part ex, will he have time to do so?

    Are we to be that clever in the forward planning deartment?

  • 106 Do the shaka hislop // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Id swap cabs for hernandez in a heartbeat

  • 107 jimmysmith // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Lesh, yeah it’s not ideal, just the consequence of leavings things late, as I see it. It becomes more of a gamble the longer you leave it, but as I said, you can still do well, or not, of course.

  • 108 beddersmag // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Jimmy smith

    I agree remy and a fully fit hba will greatly assist us in defence. At present teams sit in our half as there is no threat of a quick break or ball over the top for a speedmerchant to latch on to. When obertan was in the team we had this threat at least. This has led to teams pushing up care free and dominating us territorially. A bi-product of this is long balls from defence ‘hoofball’ in desperation to clear the decks. But it comes straight back. Best form of defence is attack imo

  • 109 paul24 // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    @Do the shaka hislop

    So would i, but i doubt Man U would be so keen to.

  • 110 jimmysmith // Aug 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    yeah, I think this is why Marv is a problem in my view, because he is a midfielder with little to offer defensively, playing out of position as a winger, not much of an outlet for us as far as I can tell. Remy, Sinclair would offer far more to a midfield struggling for options and possibly would create the front foot game that might also allow a more influential role for Marv as an attacking mid.

  • 111 p // Aug 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I agree bedders

    I think if we have 2 out of Cisse, Gomis and Remy on the field as well as HBA, that is a handful for anyone.

    No question Sissoko and Cabaye have significant ability and the our best 4 at the back certainly are not bad at all.

    Pards should have the tools to work with so long as he done not get too many injuries.

  • 112 Sazzer // Aug 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Verratti used to put great balls behind the back 4 in Pescara. But in PSG he only plays save passes, make dangerous dribbles and play undisciplined to recover from his mistakes.

    If Blanc have some say in transfers at PSG then it’s possible they will try to add a midfielder to the mix.

  • 113 Sazzer // Aug 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    What worries me about defence is that Mbiwa looks more of replacement than a complement to Colo at moment.

    Something that leave us vulnurable against certain types of strikers regardless they nail position play and pressure in training.

    Also Debuchy will get in to trouble against pacy wingers unless he have a pacy CB/DM covering for him. As for now that could be done if practiced by a combination of Mbiwa and Sissoko or Anita.

    Santon have the skills to be top defender but he just needs right kind of practice.

  • 114 Scathach // Aug 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

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  • 115 Phil K // Aug 10, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I’d prefer this lad to Gomis and his arsehole of an agent. HE has the right attitude, the opposite of Gomis and agents greed

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