Newcastle Renew Interest In Bafe Gomis


There are reports that Joe Kinnear and Graham Carr are  currently in France on a double mission – one is to rekindle interest in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis – and the Newcastle hierarchy (Joe,  Graham, Lee Charnley  and possibly Alan Pardew) are also in talks with Yohan Cabaye’s agents, on a possible transfer out of Newcastle.

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Bafe Gomis – Newcastle back in for striker?

The news is in Sky Sports but on checking some of the French media, there is no such news being reported in France, so we should probably take the report with a pinch of salt.

It seems that Newcastle are telling Yohan’s agents they are willing to let him leave Newcastle but only at a decent price – which will be at least £20M, and hopefully even higher than that figure.

And we are hoping Newcastle will go back in for Bafe Gomis, and seal the deal with Lyon.

Last night Newcastle had only one shot on target last night at the Etihad Stadium, and our attack (what attack?) seemed non-existent.

Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle are back in for Bafe Gomis, and we hope that news is true, but after last night’s very poor performance, it would be a good guess that Newcastle may be reconsidering a move for Gomis.

Joe Kinnear and company need to get this deal done, and get the player to Newcastle – since there are only 13 days left in this transfer window and Newcastle have done precious little so far this summer.

The report also says Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin from Lille, but he would cost too much, after Lille signed him for only €3.5M in late January, but now want €15M for their top youngster.

If we wanted him then Newcastle should have signed him in January, but maybe Newcastle could arrange a season long loan deal for the youngster?

We’d really like to see Bafe Gomis at Newcastle come September 3rd, and we’d also like to see Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle come September 3rd.

What do you think?

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55 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Transfer Sage, I see you keep mentioning starting an Ashley out campaign, try the appropriately named Mike Ashley Out Campaign on facebook, they are canny active and gaining support daily.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #2

    If people are expecting Lukaku if Gomis signs then you’ll be mistaken.

    I don’t think he will transform our team. He’s a great player but thrives off creativity and will suffer like Cisse suffers if played up front alone or in front of a clueless midfield.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Linked my name if you or anyone’s interested.

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  • G

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, have you actually watched Gomis play? The way you summarize him in your posts are way, way off the mark.

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  • surreytoon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I would love Cabaye to leave for £20m. At almost 28 he has done ZERO for France and very little for NUFC accept gain Boots clubcard points on his prozac purchases. Tell ya wat, fak off and depress Arsenals squad why doncha.

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  • surreytoon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Mofo cs

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  • Monument Mal

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Why the obsession with strikers. They can only do their job if chances are created for them. We could have Neymar up front for us and he wouldn’t get a sniff of a chance created by our midfield. Some decent defenders would be nice too

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  • Tino asprilla

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #8

    I dont wanna see cabaye go, when is fit and well the toon is fit and well

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Regarding a Mike Ashley out campaign the only way to do it successfully is to do something heroic.

    Liking a facebook page or retweeting a message of displeasure is good in modern day terms if there is a million people who subscribe to that idea.

    What someone needs to do is target his sports direct shop in such a way that they attract the attention of the media, they receive acclaim for their beliefs and this in turn is supported by many other people.

    I’m thinking a sit in protest in the sports direct shop in Newcastle regarding the zero hour contracts and his handling of Newcastle united.

    If 20 people did it and refused to budge until something was done it might starts the ball rolling.

    Anyway the only way to hurt Ashley is in his pocket.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #10

    revolt against Mike Ashley? i’m up for that.

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  • irishtoon999

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Gomis better on the ball then cisse, if cisse doesn’t score a goal he offers very little else as we seen last night… I can also tell ya, it’s pretty cheap the way pardew is trying to distract from the fact toon will sell anyone for the right price by blaming gunners bid.. How can we support this nonsense? Boycott or mass protest at games against this prick for destroying our club and turning it into his little business..

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  • Tino asprilla

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12

    I would give my left nut for an owner like abramovich

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Monument Mal

    problem is Cisse is a poacher, imo we need an advance forward or a deep lying forward saying that though i think goofy plays as a advance forward

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  • soundoid

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #14

    One thing this club has always had is an Icon that we can get behind… Could be a manger Sir Bobby/Chris Hughton or a player Beardsley/Barton (going to get shot down for that but you catch my drift) Or a Captain Shearer/Nolan…

    We lack a focus for our support. The only man that can save us is Hatem the only bright spark.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Ruddy

    Just read your last post.

    I think someone like yourself is what the club needs in these fans Utd meetings.

    Many people know what they want to say but don’t know how to say it. If your words in life are even half of what they are on the screen then the fans may have found a voice at last.

    Now can every leave whilst me and Ruddy have a cuddle. I’ll turn down the lights, play some Barry white and we can continue this momentarily.

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Wouldn’t mind cabaye going for 20m and getting Gomis it would give us at least something up top that can hold on to the ball, cisse as the main guy is crap can’t hold on to ball wanders around can’t head looks to run in behind then drops off, and then Thauvin quality young AM that can run at defenders pick a pass create something.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #17

    i know myself and many others will know we need a striker of a certain role, not a poacher something different

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Our Twitter account @Mike_Ashley_Out have been posting a series of Tweets under the hashtag #MAOsHistoryOfAshleysNUFC. Its amazing actually writing down the catalogue of disaster in a chronological order, events could be omitted or added depending on opinion but the facts are there and show why we are running this campaign. I have copied them in for those followers not on Twitter.

    #1 July 2007 Mike Ashley takes control, no due dilligence. Daft Kernt.

    #2 Jan 2008 Dennis Wise appointed with title Executive Director (Football). Poison dwarf.

    #3 August 2008 warned by police after he downs a beer in stands on live TV. Law above.

    #4 sept 2008 Xisco and Nacho sign. Favour

    #5 sept 2008 Keegan resigns due to transfer decisions

    #6 Sept 2008 Fans march and protest prior to Hull match. Foundations of MAOC are laid.

    #7 Sept 2008 #NUFC put up for sale in response to fans actions

    #8 Sept 2008 Joe Kinnear made interim manager after 4 years out of game. Unbelievable

    #9 sept 2008 Ashley reportedly snubs Dubai investors to drink cocktails. Priorities

    #10 oct 2008 JFK press call starts by calling @simonbirdmirror a c**t in obscene rant

    #11 Feb 2009 JFK heart attack 1 month after being given full time contract as manager.

    #12 May 2009 #NUFC relegated having had 4 managers during course of season. Humiliation.

    #13 May 2009 expresses regret of purchase “I’ve made terrible decisions”. For sale (again)

    #14 Summer 2009 Alan Shearer plans for Championship season but Chris Hughton made manager

    #15 oct 2009 lose constructive dismissal case v Kevin Keegan. Proven Liars.

    #16 Nov 2009 rebrands stadium. CheapTat@StJamesPark.

    #17 Dec 2010 Chris Hughton sacked weeks after beating mackems 5-1. Ruthless.

    #18 Dec 2010 Alan Pardew hired to replace Hughton. Rumours of gambling debts owed to Dekka

    #19 Jan 2011 sells andy carroll £35m, no replacement. Cha ching

    #20 Feb 2011 #NUFC sign free agent Shefki Kuqi until end of season. Ambition.

    #21 July 2011 Fans without season ticket or membership banned from away games. £€$spinner.

    #22 Aug 2011 @Joey7Barton free transfer after criticising board. Can’t handle the truth.

    #23 Sept 2011 Ashley strips in Chinese restaurant. Cringe

    #24 Nov 2011 St James Park renamed S***** D***** Arena. Heritage.

    #25 Nov 2011 Llambias blasts Keegan and Shearer to fans in foul mouthed bar rant. Gastro.

    #26 Jul 2012 shambolic pre season schedule leaves fans with short notice. Inconsiderate.

    #27 Oct 2012 loan sharks agree deal to sponsor #NUFC. St James’ Park name reinstated. PR.

    #28 May 2013 #NUFC barely survive relegation, squad severely exposed throughout season.

    #29 @LukeEdwardsTele banned from ground for story of split in dressing room. No pandering

    #30 June 2013 KK slams MA and quotes ‘Mike Ashley Is Not Newcastle United, The Fans Are’

    #31 June 2013 JFK announces himself as Director of Football along with some bizarre lies.

    #32 June 2013 Henchman Derek “Llambeeze” Llambias leaves club. MA gone too far?

    #33 June 2013 AS “sickened” by events at #NUFC. Shearers bar rebranded. Coincidence?

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh and pardew gone poyet given an 5 year contract and build from there

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #20

    That was copied from the FB page by the way and not my work.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #21

    The club needs its fans to stop standing by doing nothing. It needs the fans to be the 12th man, we need to be the captain of this club, we need to be the ones that say no, no more.

    If this was a relative getting abused from a rich bloke would you sit by saying everything is ok? Would you watch on hoping that it sorts itself out? Would you do nothing every time this bloke rips your family apart? No you wouldn’t. And if you would, you’re a coward and a fool.

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  • ToonArfa

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Santon-colo-mbiwa-dummet
    ———-anita——tiote————
    Barfa——-marvo———remy
    —————–cisse——————

    Pardew out.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Beattie, how do you know this campaign on FB don’t or haven’t already done or thought/thinking of doing the sort of things you are talking about?

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #24

    There’ll be a few additions to that list yet

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #25

    To the lad who doubted that Pardew would get on an easy jet flight check this out.

    http://twitter.com/wackojacko_d/status/369938995113103360/photo/1

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Mac,

    That really is a shocking read. Im sure plenty could be added to it also.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #27

    i’ll watch it guys if it’s all over FB no doubt MA will contact the FB owners and sue every single person who has commented to get him out of OUR club.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Mactoon

    I don’t, but if they had something planned surely it would be in effect.

    If they have any ideas then I’m all for joining in though.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Beattie25 @21

    That bought a tear to my eye. Well said.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Beattie25

    is he coming or going 😉

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #31

    I would take no less than 20 for CABAYE and then offer Ajax that 20 for Viktor Fischer and Christan Erikson… That would be an overall improvement .

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  • lesh

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Hang on a mo.

    year-old Florian Thauvin could cost too much at €15m yet when we couid have had him for €4m in January?

    Ashley’s looking for £25m for Cabaye when he cost us £5m.

    Er, one law for Ashley and another for Lille?

    Why, if in fact the supposed delegation are tying up deals, would Carr be with them? Could he be acting as Kinnear’s translator or spokesman or might they be taking in a match?

    Also, why would we he talking.to Cabaye’s agents and informing them how much we value him. That’s got nowt to do with them at this stage and they should be kept well away until we’re ready to formalise the deal.

    I suspect that piece may be inaccurate and our party could be taking in a match prior to making an offer.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #33

    ToonAndy

    i think we all would want that, but we all know where that 20 million is going to end up.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #34

    The fans couldnt motivate and organise themselves after we were relegated, theres no chance we can do it now. Wake up to reality. Ashley will sell when he’s ready and when theres a buyer. Not a moment sooner and if you think petty protests and bed sheet signs will make a difference your deluded.

    Sorry, truth hurts sometimes.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Sorry lads was off there for a while and noticed we had a new thread so I am reposting this again, sorry to those who have read it already

    Beattie

    I am moving to Newcastle, and will be there within the next few weeks. I attend FansUtd meetings and say that communication with the club is no longer good enough, as the owner is no longer fit for purpose.

    Protests need to be organised, boycotts needs to be held, and voices need to be heard. The apathetic mentality needs to be challenged and once channelled into a movement we can properly make a difference.

    Let’s vote with our feet people! Let’s not simply be herded in like cattle into the abattoir that has become SJP! Say enough is enough! Why should we not demand more? Think of the immortal words of Sir Bobby Robson! What makes a club anyway!? It’s us! We’re the lifeblood, the alpha and omega and we deserve better than this!

    We’re being eroded from the centre, and it’s eating its way out, and the primary symptom of this disease is either mindless acceptance, or bilious apathy.

    I’m ashamed of what our club has become.

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  • NUFCarter

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #36

    I almost brought the NUFC shirt vs Braga, but in the end i just couldn’t get it over the line.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #37

    lesh

    good point mate

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Fresh rumours from twitter.

    A lad has a picture with Joe Kinnear taken just before the flight to Newcastle and apparently Kinnear has said “3 in by Saturday”..

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Ruddy

    I replied @15

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Beattie25

    it’s a real shame mate, i always know when JFK lies!? ( his lips move 🙂 )

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