Newcastle Miss Out On Another Transfer Target


It’s certainly not been a good transfer window so far for Newcastle,  and with only 11 days to go, there is  news today that potential target Scott Sinclair of Manchester City will be having a medical at West Brom soon.

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Scott Sinclair – having medical at West Brom

Sky Sports is reporting that Sinclair, the 24 year-old former Swansea winger is now set to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms within the next 24 hours at the Midlands club.

While Manchester City wanted a permanent deal for Sinclair, it seems that a one year loan deal has now been agreed, with the option of West Brom buying the player outright next summer.

It’s not clear if Scott was a target of Newcastle, but we heard Alan Pardew make noises earlier this summer, that he wanted more English players in the squad, but from what we can tell, Newcastle are still looking at bringing in more French players, because they are cheaper and better value.

And to be honest, it’s not clear to us what Newcastle are doing at the moment, but Alan Pardew has just said that Arsenal have yet to come back with an improved offer for Yohan Cabaye after the London club bid €12M for Yohan last Sunday.

It’s getting a little bit worrying because time is starting to run out, and we are in danger of losing one of our best players,  and the odds of Newcastle bringing in another central midfielder with the talent of  a  Cabaye seems low.

And that’s based on Joe Kinnear’s attempts to get players to Newcastle this summer – and Joe has hardly  been successful, and we have signed only one senior player – Loic Remy of QPR – and he was signed on a season long loan deal, and not permanently.

Many middle of the table clubs are improving their squads big time this summer, yet Newcastle are doing precious little to improve the Newcastle squad , and seem unwilling to spend the money.

And if we find ourselves in another relegation struggle next season we will  have only ourselves to blame, and remember we didn’t spend the money last season and paid dearly for that – and almost ended up in the Championship again.

Where is Newcastle’s ambition these days?

That’s a very good question right now, and our ambition seems to be to have stellar financial results – but not a stellar team.

That’s not good enough for a great club like Newcastle United. 🙁

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258 comments so far

  • Belfast-Toon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    So what’s new… But was he really a target?

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Sinclair is sh!t. Ayew is good very fast another very good winger is Valbuena. 29 but a quality player.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Well if he wasn’t a target he bloody well should have been.

    I see BBC News have announced that Anelka is on “compassionate leave” instead of deciding to retire, strange.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Ruddy…Compassionate leave on what grounds?

    A dislike of working?

    By the way, not to get you all excited or anything, but you’ve just been the first ever recipient of an Ibizatoon tweet.

    The shame 🙂

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  • seasons

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #5

    sinclair, hughes and ince. 3 quality young english players and all 3 available but as per usual we miss out for the value of bale’s left toe.

    SPEND THE MONEY MIKE FFS

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  • gndtoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #6

    This debuchy +cab. News is what I was waiting for

    we just need to keep in mind the more money mike can make the sooner he will sell !!!

    Cabs &debuch. 22mill +sakho.

    …………….………krul
    Santon..colo..sakho…mym/dummet
    t………………sissokho
    ……….benny…anita…marv
    ……………..cisse….remy

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza

    Can’t see the tweet lad haha

    As for Anelka, well he’s always been a little…err…work shy hasn’t he?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Proof!

    Training does take place!

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~3430222,00.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Ruddy…For real? Screw it, didn’t want to be a twit anyway.

    Work shy is one way of putting it. Talented player though.

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  • DiscoNUFC

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Why would he come to us? Championship is our new sweet shop. Ince, McCarthy and C McManaman… Young British talent all worthy of the PL.

    We ain’t gettin anyone from city etc. regardless of price cos our DoF couldn’t negotiate candy from a child let alone talent from a bigger club!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Okay, well there would be proof if the link worked…

    Hmm…

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~3430222,00.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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  • Timmy87

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Not sure how reliable this source is but rumoured that arsenal have bid £17.5 mil

    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2013/newcastle-offered-emeghara-as-arsenal-bid-for-yohan-cabaye/

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Percy has revealed the he and El Gourdo have a “game plan” for the closing stages of the transfer market.
    Should of had a game plan for the matches.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    they know where to shove the 17.5 million then 🙂

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  • Dekasalya

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #14

    The spineless one’s message about no new bids for Cabaye is clearly intended to provoke some.

    The only hope is that this is a fire sale before Ashley departs. Sadly, I fear it is just the sort of endless clearance sale that takes place in all of Fat Boy’s other shops.

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  • county down magpie

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #15

    It does seem like there is more going on behind the scenes than we even have a vague idea of. It could be possible that MA is asset stripping the club in the run up to selling and if he is in the process of selling then he wouldn’t want to spend anymore money. Conversely if he has list faith in pards and don’t want him here anymore then he’s obviously not gonna give him money to spend in the belief that he’ll fcuk it up to the point where he walks.
    Either way as fans we will ultimately lose out in this game of brinkmanship and that is soul destroying.
    I’m not putting too much stock into the $hitty match as 4-0 was a widely predicted
    Pre match score on this blog so its of no consequence to me, West Ham and Fulham are massively more important. I also seem to recall both manure 6-1 v $hitty and ARSEnal 8-2 v manure having early season collapses but both going on to have successful finishes.

    Support the team, FIGHT the regime HWTL

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  • JARRAMAG

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #16

    I didn’t think that Ashley was that daft but it appears he is.To sell Cabaye(6 goals last year)Ba (13 goals)=19 goals to find this season just to hit last years poor goals tally.No replacements=relegation.Who will score our goals

    god help us

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  • boater

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s hard to imagine how Sinclair would have fitted into the passive, inverted horseshoe launching missiles towards a forlorn lone striker several miles away his next team-mate system.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew also responded to speculation that Shola Ameobi could make a move to QPR.

    He said: “He’s been a good player at this football club and a great character and leader here.

    “My position is clear on all players here.

    “If there is a situation where it is right for the player and right for the club, we will move them on.

    “In Shola’s case that isn’t where it’s at.”

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  • JaxtheMag

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Sinclair was never a target, infact who is.

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #20

    007 THINKS ME NON INFOR HIM THIS IS WHAT 007 THINKS

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #21

    i wonder how many i follow on twitter from the blog

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  • DokToon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #22

    im not in the know here, but i did hear were in for a player from ligue 22, a player named Meehoff, first name Jack…

    apparently thats what the club is doing right now…

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #23

    007 THINKS MELVUT ERDING IS WHAT 007 THINKS

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    007 thinks cabeye was always for sale and we havent bought because he hasnt gone he will go we will buy so says 007 peace

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #25

    007 thinks jamal eckbuea is next in line so 007 thinks he does

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #26

    007 speaks a lot in the third person does 007

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #27

    @SeanNufc87 wise old fox you are 007 thinks can i befriend you asks 007

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Who is this absolute douchebag?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #29

    sean thinks 007 would think twice before befriending sean… DAMN IT NOW IM DOING IT!

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  • numba9

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #30

    A freebie if were lucky this 60 mill will be going to one pocket any guesses ?

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  • Slank

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #31

    county down magpie @ 15

    Harper and Simpson on frees and Perch for a couple of million is a very strange way to asset strip.

    But he has said that he will not put any more of his own money into the club. It has to generate its own money if it wants to survive.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #32

    pards said we need demba ba back 🙂

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  • Slank

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #33

    wolfshead

    I don’t think Ba will be a regular starter at Chelsea.

    With us he almost certainly would.

    I wonder whether it’s money that is driving him.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #34

    sort of haha

    Pardew himself stated he is hopeful of signing a striker before September 2nd to ‘replace’ Ba at Newcastle but perhaps, if Chelsea aren’t that interested in keeping hold of the Senegal international, Newcastle might be able to bring him back?

    “We are still short. We are short of Demba Ba,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle

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  • The puppy formerly known as prince

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Referring to ones self as a third person

    When people talk in third-person, they build an imaginary and idealistic “character” out of themselves, and in turn allows them to posit certain characteristics such as strength, patience, power, among others, to create an almost perfect figure. Consider the two following, and I will use Barack Obama as an example (not to be thought of as happening in reality):

    “My administration will serve in the interests of the People” – 1st Person

    “Obama’s administration will serve in the interests of the People” – 3rd Person

    The 1st Person statement sounds and passes off to be over-confident, if not going into the realms of arrogance. On the contrary, the 3rd Person statement passes off to be the “Obama” that is conjured in the minds of the masses – powerful, potent and puissant. It’s a very useful persuasive tactic when used correctly. Stalin used it many times during his regime.

    This was taking from the internet there has never been a study done or an explanation on why people would do such a thing on a blog, perhaps because it would be a fuc&in£ waste of time.

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  • Slank

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #36

    wolfshead

    Not very subtle hints from Pardew who he would like up front.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #37

    slank

    he might have realised the grass isnt so green

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  • agent007

    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #38

    hmmmmmmmmmm whilst 007 sups on his bovril

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  • Slank

    Aug 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #39

    wolfshead

    I think you may be right.

    And if Rooney joins it will get a lot less greener !

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Before the blog descends into further idiocy, I am off to watch the Spurs match, adios.

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