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Newcastle Renew Interest In Bafe Gomis

11:00 pm, Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 55 Comments

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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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye

55 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    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.

  • 2 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    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.

  • 3 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Linked my name if you or anyone’s interested.

  • 4 G // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

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

  • 5 surreytoon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    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.

  • 6 surreytoon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Mofo cs

  • 7 Monument Mal // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    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

  • 8 Tino asprilla // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

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

  • 9 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    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.

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

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

  • 11 irishtoon999 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    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..

  • 12 Tino asprilla // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I would give my left nut for an owner like abramovich

  • 13 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    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

  • 14 soundoid // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    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.

  • 15 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM


    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.

  • 16 Mancgeordie // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    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.

  • 17 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM

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

  • 18 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    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?

  • 19 Mancgeordie // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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

  • 20 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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

  • 21 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    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.

  • 22 ToonArfa // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM


    Pardew out.

  • 23 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    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?

  • 24 Slatymag // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    There’ll be a few additions to that list yet

  • 25 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

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

  • 26 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM


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

  • 27 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    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.

  • 28 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM


    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.

  • 29 soundoid // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Beattie25 @21

    That bought a tear to my eye. Well said.

  • 30 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM


    is he coming or going 😉

  • 31 ToonAndy // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    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 .

  • 32 lesh // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    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 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.

  • 33 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM


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

  • 34 Sir Braveheart // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    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.

  • 35 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    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


    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.

  • 36 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

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

  • 37 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM


    good point mate

  • 38 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    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”..

  • 39 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM


    I replied @15

  • 40 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM


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

  • 41 nufc786 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Pardew, who is desperate to add a striker, is also weighing up a move for Blackpool’s Tom Ince while club scouts also went to the Czech Republic to watch Maribor winger Agim Ibraimi against Viktoria Plezen. Ibriami, a 24-year-old Macedonia international, is available for around £3million.

  • 42 Sir Braveheart // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    The club is the fans, but we hold no power. Sure if 20,000 fans stayed away each week then it would hit Ashley financially, but you’d have to do it for a year to make the message clear. One or two games has no effect.

    The reality is there is nothing we can do. Nothing.

  • 43 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    The problem with protesting etc is that we may get a negative status similar to that of blackburn fans because other club’s fansbase’s just won’t understand..

  • 44 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM


    I don’t see myself as enlightened, I don’t see myself as having an opinion that is superior to anyone else’s, I know there will be Newcastle fans the world over, Geordies and Gentiles alike who feel exactly the same way I do.

    I will have no problem standing in a room full of Geordies, with my staunch Irish accent, and telling people how disgusted I am with the disintegration of our great football club, but that they, the blinded sheep who trudge into SJP to “support” the team are part of the problem!

    Every time you buy a piece of club merchandise, every time you buy a ticket for a match, every time you renew a season ticket, you are not supporting this football club, you are feeding the very life form that is killing it.

    Until Jabba the Hut is starved of his financial sustenance, he will continue to consume this club whole, and have the blinkered masses under his wing, laughing all the way to the bank while he does it.

    Time to wake up, take action and reclaim our bloody club back.

    I may be ranting but I am seething and hurt right now.

  • 45 MacToon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Just sounds to me you write something off without much knowledge on the subject but hey what’s new there.

    That list is truely astonishing and really something should have been done a long time ago. Remember how the last protest was quietened….. Ashley supposedly put the club up for sale, he even went abroad to meet prospective buyers (the subsequent purchases of Man City) and decided to go on the peev instead of meeting them.

  • 46 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    wow now hold on there it’s not jabba the hut ( that’s an insult to jabba the hut ) it’s jabba the cnut lol 😉

  • 47 soundoid // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Nicely said Ruddy. Have to replace my Stewie Griffen accent for you with a more King Steven of Ireland from Braveheart.

  • 48 Beattie25 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Lets look at some evidence and try and grasp why Pards and co. are in France.

    A plane left Manchester airport at 8:05 this morning to Nice. I presume that’s what Pardew was on.

    It arrives in France at 11:15 am their time and he then has the option to either speak to Nice or Monaco.

    He flies back to Newcastle at half 10ish their time which is durning the latter stages of the Lyon game. A second plane flying to London is due to take off 30 minutes later.

    There were 4 men photographed together. Pardew, Kinnear, Carr and a bald bloke. Pardew and the bold bloke (whom I think is an interpreter) leave for Newcastle and Carr/Kinnear stay behind in the departure lounge to most likely fly to London.

    What could this all mean? I deduce we’ve been in discsussions with either Nice or Monaco (most likely Monaco) to try and sign a player or to get a player as part exchange for Cabaye.

    Kinnear is there as DoF, Carr is there as chief scout and Pardew is there as manager to try and sell the club to this player.

    Detective Beattie25 reporting for duty.

  • 49 Slatymag // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Total boycott for a match. Rent giant screens and show the match on the town moor. I’m sure with plenty of notice the council would sanction this and help with organising/policing as long as they could remain “neutral”. Views of a completely empty SJP with thousands adjacent would be such a sight that I imagine it would make the news almost everywhere they report football.

    I fully understand this is a grand proposal and would take some pulling off but it would serve the dual purpose of media friendly protest and satisfy the social event of a match day.

    Thinking big. Too big?

  • 50 Slatymag // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    A figure head all the Ashley Out groups can trust to get our point over to the media.

    Choose a match which is likely to be screened worldwide v Man U, Chelsea…

  • 51 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    It looks likes Carr is doing some airport “scouting” as well:

  • 52 stunna // Aug 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Nice work, Beattie. I’m going with they were shopping Cabaye to Monaco. Of course, they could also have met with an agent of a player from a club that isn’t nearby.

    There appear to be some holes in that Daily Mail story. If a couple of twitter sleuths confirmed Pardew, JFK, Carr and some bald dude were at the Nice airport, how did they attend the Lyon match. The cities aren’t even close to each other and Nice doesn’t seem like a logical connection airport.

  • 53 toonicle // Aug 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Why we aren’t trying to sign Scott Sinclair is beyond me.

  • 54 microbar // Aug 21, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Why would any player want to come to us at the moment, We are going no where but down with pardew.

  • 55 Papiss_Myself // Aug 21, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Sell Cabaye for £25 million (if he doesn’t want to play for us then he can f right off and let Marv get more games)
    Buy Ince, £5 million. Sinclair (reported that Southampton are going to buy him for £5 million) and a good striker for £15 million. 1 out 3 in nothing spent. Simples

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