Newcastle Miss Out On Bent – Having Medical At Fulham


Sky Sports News is reporting that Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is having a medical right now at Fulham Football Club.

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Darren Bent – having medical at Fulham

This has been confirmed by Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, but it’s not for a permanent transfer but for a season-long loan deal, much like what Newcastle have done to get Loic Remy to Tyneside.

This is disappointing news, after we heard today that Bent was very keen to come to Newcastle to be reunited with his old boss at Charlton Athletic – Alan Pardew.

Of the three strikers Newcastle have been after this summer, Bent is probably the third choice among many Newcastle fans, after French Internationals Loic Remy and Bafe Gomis, although why wouldn’t Newcastle do a loan deal for Bent?

We have to assume that Newcastle are aware of what’s going on in London and didn’t want to bring Darren Bent to Newcastle on loan.

So it could be that Newcastle have missed out on both Bafe Gomis and Darren Bent, so who do you think is on Newcastle’s B list of strikers?

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266 comments so far

  • Wandering Geordie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Thank god for that

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #2

    @Toon Down Sarf

    Yes Spurs have more money than us but surely its not too much to expect us to be able to spend some money!?!?!

    18 million got us 5 players in January but we should have got them last summer so surely its not beyond the realms that we could not have spent maybe another 18 on another 2 or 3 players?!?

    IF we don’t have the money then surely we should sell a player and then invest it in the team?! Thats what Spurs done with Berbatov, Carrick and Modric

    Its not difficult to run this club properly invest at the right times and sell a player and then buy a couple of players with the profit ! Dortmund are the example we should be following!

    I remember not too long ago we used to pound Spurs every time we played them changed days eh

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    On another note

    Thank god we will not be signing BENT!!! Knowing our luck the bitch will score a hat trick against us at St James’s

    Trying to be a little positive if everyone stays fit and hit the ground running and we start to play like the Chelsea and Southampton home games with the power and passing that we showed then great I will take that as it would be entertaining

    Who knows Pardew could set us up like Man Utd away last season against City!?! TOO OPTIMISTIC??

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Alderwiereld really isn’t half the player alot make him out to be on here! For me Douglas is the best centrehalf in the eriedivisie! Just based on what ive seen, and even him i wouldn’t want agead of colo or MYM! There is some great players in Holland tho, Fischer is a great prospect! The one for me last year that really stood out was Van Ginkel who chelsea snapped up! Future of the dutch national team that lad

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #5

    VanToonMan

    I remember people saying that Chopra would be the next Shearer…in fact they said the same thing about Ameobi too…

    Sure, Ameobi isn’t the world’s best striker but his stats deceive as most of his appearances have been as a sub and when he’s started it’s often been due to an injury crisis and we just haven’t been playing well.

    The whole point of a loan is for Campbell to get tested elsewhere so we can judge him as a player for NUFC. I don’t want to see a lightweight 18 year old with no PL experience thrust up against big beastly defenders. Sure, if he’s ready for it, but more likely he’ll get dominated and we won’t score enough goals. Let him learn those lessons elsewhere!

    Jonas and Ameobi both do decent jobs for us. Sure, Jonas doesn’t have the ability or flair of Ginola or Robert, but he always puts in a good shift and doesn’t go missing in games. You should give him the respect he deserves for that.

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  • SuperShearer

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #6

    FINALLY some good news. Missing out on Bent is a bullet dodged. He’ll be on big wages, is injury prone, has lost two yards of pace and frankly looks lazy. I hope the lad proves me wrong but I honestly would rather see us invest in an unproven Premier League player who is younger and hungrier for success.

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #7

    gomis wanted to come to us also but ol was mucking around and now they regret it now we have withdrawn.

    personaly i would love either bent or gomis as i really dont like to think of us using shola again this season ! but gomis would be my first choice.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Rooster

    Agreed that JFK needs to pull his finger out and sign someone else and hopefully he will. As for the coaching…don’t be so extreme. You’re reacting on the basis of us finishing 16th last season, were you saying that Pardew might be tapped up for England or Man Utd when we overachieved and finished in 5th the season before?

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    We didn’t miss out on him, the transfer fee was NEVER realistic, so we never went past the initial enquiry with Villa.

    He is/was a decent player, and at the right price could do a job for us, but not at the over inflated prices Villa wanted.

    I bet he finds his old form at Fulham.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #10

    @7

    Gomis rumors continue to rumble on though mate, could be why we ain’t made moves elsewhere yet.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #11

    santonthenewmaldini

    I agree that we should be signing someone else, no doubt about that. But we can’t compete with Spurs’ spending at the moment sadly. We just have to buy more wisely and hopefully the tables will turn!

    We were led to believe that we were prepared to sign Remy in addition to the January incomings so really getting him on loan now is just a delayed signing. If he was fully fit then I wouldn’t be so bothered but I really want to see us sign one alternative striker. Gomis would fit the bill, I don’t think he’s a world beater but he’s a very different player to our other strikers and might allow the one similar striker (Shola) to leave.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon Squad Numbers In Full

    1. Tim Krul
    2. Fabricio Coloccini
    3. Davide Santon
    4. Yohan Cabaye
    6. Mike Williamson
    7. Moussa Sissoko
    8. Vurnon Anita
    9. Papiss Cisse
    10. Hatem Ben Arfa
    11. Yoan Gouffran
    13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    14. Loic Remy
    15. Dan Gosling
    16. Ryan Taylor
    17. Romain Amalfitano
    18. Jonas Gutierrez
    19. Massadio Haidara
    20. Gael Bigirimana
    21. Rob Elliot
    22. Sylvain Marveaux
    23. Shola Ameobi
    24. Cheick Tiote
    25. Gabriel Obertan
    26. Mathieu Debuchy
    27. Steven Taylor
    28. Sammy Ameobi
    29. Haris Vuckic
    33. Curtis Good
    34. James Tavernier
    36. Paul Dummett
    41. Conor Newton
    42. Jak Alnwick
    44. Remie Streete
    49. Adam Campbell

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Outdated article – quite a few on here, including myself pointed this out 6 hours ago when your article (based upon someone elses) suggested he was begging to come to us.

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  • jokinoot

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Not surprised but even he’s better than nothing might have been worth a punt

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #15

    @10 richyg

    ye i agree we always seem to get lumbered with these timewasting deals that never come to anything 🙁

    you would think with gomis with him wanting to leave and come to us and ol in financial problems not able to afford to keep him ect that that would have been a very easy and fast deal >.<

    we have money in the kitty now though and broke our wage cap with the remy deal so surely they can bring in a vital player or 2.

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  • derekm

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #16

    dodged a bullet here Mr. Pardew – he’s truly a spent force!

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  • toonking

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #17

    croftus you might aswell just forget about gomis because being the good buissness man cashley is, he can see a much cheaper player being bought in January we saw what happened last year with debuchy and quite a lot of our players are usually free transfers or in their last year of their current contract.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Fulham get Bent?
    NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, nothing to see here. As you were, move on people.

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  • Jackel001

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Apparently we’ve rejected a bid for ben arfa from an English team.. Via twitter.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20

    what pardew has done to amalfitano is criminal.

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #21

    @17 toonking

    ye erm….i kinda agree though that gomis is value’d way too high tbh esp being on the last year of his contract >.< 8.5mil for the last year for a 28yo (not world beating) striker ! i think we was over generous tbh.

    we have our up and coming striker in cambell but imo we need a muscle striker (who's not ameobi) to get us through the next season and prob half imo.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #22

    We might have to go back in for Gomis with Remy being out saying that all the donkey work’s been done.How fit will Bent be,he’s been frozen out of the first team squad & has training with kid? By the time he would be ready Remy should be back.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Indian…What’s Pardew done to Amalfitano then?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    not played him. for 1

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  • seasons

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    time to face up to it folks, we aint getting anymore 1st team players through the door. i for one was expecting lessons to have been learnt from last year. guess not.

    the core of the team is fine. its what we’ve got to bring on when we’re chasing the game as we all know strolla and mike ‘hoof ball’ williamson’ arent gonna cut it

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  • VanToonMan

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #26

    TDS – “putting in a good shift” is a phrase for 1st team players in teams like Stoke. Not teams which have Krul Mbiwa Colo Cabaye Sissoko Ben Arfa Cisse.

    Are we a 15th place team? Or are we a top 8 team? We are not meant to be having on the bench let alone starting players who put in a good shift. This mentality is the exact reason why we have not even done well at National level – the Enlglish football philosophy from grassroot up has always been….”let’s pick players who put in a good shift”….nevermind if they are rubbish technically and don’t actually offer that much meaningful to the team.

    What does Shola actually offer to the team? Last season he scored 1 league goal in 23 appearances. Jonas….what does he offer to the team? He tracks back…ok cool….so then start him as a defender then if you think he does such a good job….because he doesn’t attack down the wing and put a lot of crosses in like a LW is meant to do….

    Forget this put in a good shift mentality unless you want to accept our team for the next decade as well to be a team like Stoke…finish around 13-16th season in season out. And if that’s the case then sell most of our first teamers…cos they definitely should not be in a team with such low ambitions.

    Jonas has ZERO pace….he looks clumsy on the ball and has no left foot so hardly puts quality crosses in. Name me a single top 10 team (forget top 8) who would play Jonas….or Shola for that matter. Would West Ham? No they have Jarvis….would everton? No they have pienaar…would Fulham?Southampton?Liverpool? The list goes on.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon Squad Numbers In Full

    1. Tim Krul
    2. Fabricio Coloccini
    3. Davide Santon
    4. Yohan Cabaye
    6. Mike Williamson *
    7. Moussa Sissoko
    8. Vurnon Anita
    9. Papiss Cisse
    10. Hatem Ben Arfa
    11. Yoan Gouffran
    13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    14. Loic Remy
    15. Dan Gosling
    16. Ryan Taylor ***
    17. Romain Amalfitano
    18. Jonas Gutierrez
    19. Massadio Haidara
    20. Gael Bigirimana
    21. Rob Elliot
    22. Sylvain Marveaux
    23. Shola Ameobi *
    24. Cheick Tiote
    25. Gabriel Obertan *
    26. Mathieu Debuchy
    27. Steven Taylor
    28. Sammy Ameobi **
    29. Haris Vuckic **
    33. Curtis Good **
    34. James Tavernier **
    36. Paul Dummett **
    41. Conor Newton **
    42. Jak Alnwick
    44. Remie Streete **
    49. Adam Campbell

    Loaned Out
    Available for Transfer

    ** Looking for Loan Deals
    * Should be sold

    *** Long Term Injury

    SOURCE

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #28

    @24 indian

    we cant play amal in place of cabaye/sissoko/anita/arfa ect
    he’s just not good enough ! he was brought in “just in case” he made the grade as he was league 2 player buddy.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #29

    If you’re not good enough you don’t get picked. Simples!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Croftus

    May Be, but

    What about Sammy, Shola and Jonas, he could not have done any worse.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    @26

    We definitely are not a top 8 team, probably not even a top of the table team.

    We over exceeded ourselves when we finished 5th.
    Since then, we have stood still while all teams around us have improved.

    We are up for another relegation battle again this season, the problem we have is, come January when we are deep in the $hit, players like Benny, Cabs, Krul, Mbiwa, Sisko and Cisse (if they are still here come the end of this window) will be looking to jump ship and other teams will be looking to pick them up on the cheap.

    The future looks very bleak to say the least.

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  • VanToonMan

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #32

    And don’t confuse player like Shearer etc with this whole “put in a good shift” philosophy. Yes Alan put in a good shift….but that’s not why Bobby and everyone else picked him…they picked him ‘cos he can smash it from 30yards on the volley…or get in the box past defenders and bury the header in the back of the net. That’s why he scored so many goals…which ultimately is what you get judged on as a Striker. Shola offers ZERO.

    Shearer was a better crosser than Jonas and Jonas is meant to be the winger!…Solano was not a world beater – but he provided something to the team…assists! He was a great supply line for shearer and bellamy. How many assists has Jonas produced over the last 3 seasons?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Should be applied to everyone then.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #34

    @Indian Mackem
    He doesn’t play in the same position as them. You’re just going to have to find something else to bleat on about.

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #35

    @30 indian

    amal is not a striker buddy he never really scored hardly any goals.

    and sammy/jonas must have been considered better than him ! all i can say is that when i have watched him in reserves he did look poor tbh and by that i mean worse than sammy/jonas who i can norm pick out some good things they do on occasions but obv i didnt watch amalf all the time so he may have had some good points and moments.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Here we go again, yet another statement from Remi Garde, this time another change of direction:

    “Lyon coach Remi Garde is hopeful that Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis will sign a new deal with the club.”

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Felipe

    Pardew is an inept manager out of his depth who is draining talent out of NUFC players

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  • Felipe

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #38

    @Indian Magpie
    And you are an inept blogger who is draining the fun out of supporting NUFC.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Croftus

    Bigi on the right, but not him.

    I saw a bit of him, he is not that bad.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Felipe

    sorry mate.

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