Newcastle Reported After English Left-Back


There’s a report in the Daily Star today that Newcastle are interested in 23-year-old Aaron Cresswell, a left-back who was born in Liverpool and joined Ipswich Town from Tranmere Rovers two years ago.

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Creswell – getting attention from Premier League clubs

Since joining Ipswich Town,  Aaron has looked a solid left back and played 94 times with six goals for the Tractor Boys, and his solid performances are staring to get Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, West Ham and Cardiff City, as well as Newcastle interested in the player, who has never been capped at any level by England.

Cresswell had an outstanding first season at Ipswich and was the fans’ Player of the Year, and last season he showed he’s not exactly prone to injury, and he played in every single league game for Ipswich and was never substituted.

Ipswich Town manager and former Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy had this to say to BBC Suffolk about interest in his left-back:

“I’ve heard nothing – only that people keep telling me it’s in the papers. I keep hearing Crystal Palace are interested in him and that doesn’t surprise me at all.”

“He’s the best left-back in the league. I’m not touting him around trying to sell him, by the way. But he’s been excellent. Am I fearing losing Cressy? No. I certainly don’t want to. I can’t give him any higher praise.”

Newcastle should be interested in good players coming through in the lower leagues – especially if they are English ( we are an English club after all), but left-back is hardly a weakness we have at the moment in the squad.

Davide Santon is coming through very well in this is third season on Tyneside, and local lad Paul Dummett had an excellent pre-season, and we saw earlier in the year that French U21 International Massadio Haidara is another fine prospect.

What we need is a striker, and maybe  even a goal-scoring winger to add to our goalscoring prowess, which was very weak in the second half of last season, and has been almost non-existent in our first two games in the league, when we’ve had just one shot on target. 🙁

We are still waiting on a second bid from Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye, if it comes, and we are still waiting for Joe Kinnear to bring some players into the squad – players who can score goals.

We haven’t got to remind Joe that time is quickly running out – do we?

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27 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Get in just what we need!!
    Hopefully he’ll bag us 15-20 games a season

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah I can see us being interested in another LB to compete with Santon, Haidara, Dummett and even Ginger Fergy 😉

    …can he play as a forward as well? lol

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  • reccerobbo

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Bollocks we have 3 left backs on our books

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #4

    only young left back we should consider is luke shaw…and we have no chance

    i’d like us to try and get will hughes in….the lad is a class and act and be worth double the money in 3 years time

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  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed
    a goal scoring singer eh;) I hadn’t thought of it but that’s exactly what we need! The entertainers are back

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #6

    TS…Will Hughes is a good shout; we need some competition in that area and we need to be on guard for Cabs’ might be leaving!

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  • toonicle

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Only if we’re serious about selling Santon, which I can’t see happening.

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  • lesh

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #8

    A good article from John Gibson and it’s interesting that the Chronicle’s pinning its colours to the mast. Reminds me of the days of the Malcom Dix and John Hall inspired campaign to get rid of an ownership that was taking Newcastle United to oblivion.

    Is there another Malcolm Dix around to unseat yet another owner and get the club into safe hands?

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/newcastle-united-facing-long-hard-5787033

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Well at least were identifying our targets early so we can move quickly and get these targets tied up
    Should be here just in time for Sept 2nd 2014

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  • lesh

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Tads, you’re a cynic!

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Santon has been linked with monaco today so I hope that isn’t true and he would be the replacement

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #12

    aaron creswell from ipswich town hahahaha

    jesus christ, what have been reduced to.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Lesh
    Most painfully true but from that article!
    Pardew wanted his side to be judged after home games with West Ham and Fulham.

    Well I think the jury has returned an early verdict: guilty of cruelty to the Geordie race.

    It is going to be a long, hard season of turmoil unless Kinnear and Mike Ashley get their fingers out.

    With Yohan Cabaye still nursing an outsized ego, believing he is too good to be here, United do not have a visionary, a player who is just as necessary as a second striker if matches are to be won.

    Cabaye ought to have followed the dignified example set by Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, who played for Everton on Saturday while waiting the outcome of Manchester United’s efforts to sign them.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Lesh
    I never used to be mate!!

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  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #15

    I thought Nile Ranger was in prison?

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  • Lowesy

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #16

    So Santon, Haidara and Dummett aren’t enough?! Why are wasting time, money, resources and effort on a position of which we have sufficient cover for?! STRIKER, MIDFIELDER, DEFENDER JOE!!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #17

    can you remember the signing of tino and shearer and ferdinand and ginola and owen (to begin with) etc

    momentous occasions

    now just say it one more time in your heads –

    ‘AARON CRESWELL from IPSWICH TOWN ‘

    hahahaha im rolling back the years

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Target is English…next article.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #19

    tads

    from the previous thread…saints got osvaldo…spurs are getting lamela i meant, got mixed up

    also spurs might just land mata

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    the scraping of the barrel will consume us all.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Sage
    Lamela is a decent player but far from being an established top player mind
    Mata on the other hand………….WTF is mourinho thinking

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  • jimiley

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Terrific article by Gibson in the Chronicle. Ilive in London and have been a supporter for 50 years. I was a season ticket holder until two years ago. Not any longer. This owner has sold the club’s soul. Until recently we were just a laughing stock. I know because I live in London. I hear it all the time. It has got worse. Now Cockney supporters actually feel sorry for us. The shame of it. They genuinely want a strong Toon team because it enhances the Premiership. The owner is selling off the club’s assets and is enjoying it. The soul of this great football club is almost extinct. He has to go. Only a boycott will force him out. Not because it will hurt him financially.H he is too rich for that. The embarrassment of a half empty ground would force him to go. Demos mean nowt. Keep the faith and stay away.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #23

    toon tang

    I love it when people here use all the failed signings of shepherd and john all to support Ashley, saying he isn’t wasting club money on transfers of past its, mercenaries and no hopers.

    Well people seem to forget all the brilliant signings they made as well, the ones you point out being key examples, when did the club last wow our fans…only cisse i think has brought excitement in recent times, and even he wasn’t in the league of those mentioned.

    Now I appreciate the club cannot go on forever hemorrhaging money until it dies but it can certainly find a balance between the two approaches.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24

    tads

    he may be no established player but at 21 and a ratio of 1 in 3 for roma he is certainly a talent.

    Spurs do it right…get in some top top players, always have options, still sell for silly money (dont mind us doing it) but they are looking to get the replacements in before they sign off the bale deal….very clever business.

    Also a great appointment by Levy in bringing in franco baldini in the JFK role.

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  • luke.r

    Aug 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #25

    I think some of you need to remember that just because its in a newspaper….. It doesn’t make it true!

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  • dcdick

    Aug 28, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #26

    Pardew out !!!

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  • fancysoccer

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #27

    Most painfully true but from that article!
    Pardew wanted his side to be judged after home games with West Ham and FulhamI hear it all the time. It has got worse. Now Cockney supporters actually feel sorry for us.

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