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It’s A Case Of Good News – Bad News For Newcastle

11:03 pm, Sunday, September 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

There are  just over 24 hours to go in the transfer window,  and the good news is that there have been no new  bids yet for Yohan Cabaye, but the bad news is that we haven’t signed anybody either, and there’s also precious little news that we are honing in on anybody.

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Bafe Gomis – not coming to Newcastle

But as far as Arsenal are concerned,  they have lodged  a bid of €50M (42.5M) for Real Madrid’s German star Mesut Ozil, and are said to be in advanced negotiations, and if that deal goes through it would be an Arsenal record for an incoming  transfer, and the Gunners are also after Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.

With Gareth Bale also finally  arriving at Real Madrid for €100M – does that mean Bale is twice the player that Ozil is – we don’t think so.

But there is no new news tonight that Arsenal are even preparing another bid for Yohan Cabaye, apart from early morning news in the Star that the Gunners were ready to bid  £15M  – which we didn’t believe.

Liverpool have shown us how to do it, and they have announced they will be signing PSG defender Mamadou Sakho, who was a long term Newcastle prospect, Sporting Lisbon center-back Tiago Ilori and Chelsea striker Victor Moses on loan for the season,  and all three could be seen at the game today when Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0 at Anfield.

Why couldn’t we have gone after Victor Moses?

And it looks like the Reds will also sign former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given as a back up goalkeeper  before the window closes, but Shay may only  be changing  which bench he sits on next season.

So what are Newcastle doing on the transfer front – not much – as Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has said Bafe Gomis would not be moving to Newcastle, and he’s likely to remain  at Lyon for the last year of his five year deal, before becoming a free agent next summer.

But Newcastle, always on the lookout to save money – and too much so – may move for the player in the January transfer window,  when he could be half the price he is today – but of course we need him right now.

Everton have also had a bid rejected for potential Newcastle target – Wigan midfielder James McCarthy.

If Newcastle don’t sign anybody in the next 24 hours,  it’s a very good question  as to what Joe Kinnear has been up to since the middle of June.

Not much would seem to be a good answer.

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

34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    This time tomorrow there will be a lot of angry NUFC supporters haha.

  • 2 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    at least after tomorrow we will know for sure JFK is the useless tw@t we’ve always suspected he was.

  • 3 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    With only 24 hours until the window slams closed if you are looking for something to take your mind away from it for just five minutes check out some discounts on your doorstep.

  • 4 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Ne offers. Sounds like our record this transfer window

  • 5 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    With only 24 hours until the window slams closed if you are looking for something to take your mind away from it for just five minutes check out some discounts on your doorstep.

  • 6 Ben3arfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Game over. We are forever destined to be sh1te

  • 7 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    bollance…:-) quality!!!

  • 8 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    @bollance 🙂 indeed well we are optimistic that we can hold on to Cabaye and get either Ince or Gomis but the later looks doubtful :S

  • 9 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Still Ne offers

  • 10 lesh // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    What’s Kinnear been doing since June?

    Drafting his resignation I hope!!

  • 11 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Spurs linked to Ince sadly

  • 12 santonthenewmaldini // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    My biggest worry is no one comes in for Cabaye and he ends up playing even worse for us than he did last season because guaranteed Pardew would need to play him every week to keep him in the shop window for January

  • 13 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Yeah this time tomorrow when we haven’t signed anyone I’ll probably move away from thoughts about the toon to teeth whitening.

  • 14 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM


    It is World Cup year so you can rest assured he will sort himself out.

  • 15 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Ince would be mad to go to Spurs. He is better off staying at Blackpool. Spurs will not play him. Wasting more English talent on the bench. Spurs buying up competition.

  • 16 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    @ sparky

    Let me save you 24 hours and say Kinnear is, always has been and always will be a useless tw@ 😉

  • 17 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    do I still get paid for that day I just lost 🙂

  • 18 santonthenewmaldini // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM


    I would like to think that but if he is still depressed and then gets even more down because he cant be bothered playing with us it might be hard to regain his form

    I still standby my opinion that the best signing we could have made would have been a new manager big Gus Poyet is wasted on match of the day !

  • 19 musomag // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    This is unfair, Kinnear has actually been very busy in the North East trying to get men over the line for weeks now…someone should tell him the miners strike ended nearly 30 years ago.

  • 20 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    I think we are all beginning to realise that we’ve had all summer to do business, but havent. If Cabaye goes, we might get someone, but I cant see us getting the players we need. Logic doesnt suggest we will. I just hope I’m wrong, but mots of my calls pn player successes and Ashleys approach have been 100% correct , sadly. Surely the brinkmanship that our idiot owner likes to play in his cheap rubbish retail world doesnt work on the last day, when prices solidify as panic buying starts. Therefore I dont see any bargains, so I dont see us purchasing. It will be different in January though, when Gomis price will have fallen. All this falls in with Munster Mag’s Model of Ashley purchasing, which I have outlined many times before. But remember guys, he’s the best owner we ever had. And Chlamydia is better than Syphilis….

  • 21 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    And sorry, but if anyone wants Jol ahead of Pardew, then that wouldnt be progress either. What a gobshite of a man.

  • 22 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Some nasty rumours going round that both Cabs and Krul are off to Arsenal. This would not surprise me in the slightest.

  • 23 andrew84 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Well, it looks like wor Joe’s got himself quite a cushy little number doesn’t it? He’s been sat on his well-fed backside for the last two months (including going on a well-earned holiday) and been getting very well paid for doing sod all.

    Absolute joke. No money for signing players but we’re happy to be employing total dead wood. Very frustrating time to be a supporter, but what’s the alternative?

  • 24 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Either the reigns are much tighter than we think or those at the club aren’t all they are made out to be. Ashley is either penny pinching or not allowing funds at all or Carr and co aren’t scouting enough players so we don’t have a b or a c option when option A goes elsewhere for more wages.

    Munster is right that the last day of the window
    Is the wrong time for bargains so its not logical that we will sign anyone unless its a panic buy. I just don’t see how we can go all this time without having players lined up to sign, Pardew has been coming out with how he wants another striker or flair players so what’s going on?. Man I’m gonna be pi553d if cabaye leaves and nobody comes in.

  • 25 Toonacious T // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    The stories this summer, much like last summer, are always stating that Newcastle are monitoring this player, have watched that player, are readying a bid for X player, are preparing to move in for Y player, are interested in signing such and such a player, have enquired about the availability of so and so…meanwhile other PL clubs make actual bids that have a realistic chance of being accepted, pay agents fees and competitive wages and…yes, actually SIGN some new f@ck!ng players.

  • 26 giimps // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Yeah, they have form with trying to get players cheaper in the last 6 months of their contract, Gomis will refuse to sign and will be benched, I’m hoping he is here by close of play tomorrow though, I never believe anything anyone says in football.
    Atlas is a gonk and Gomis will be still trying to force a move so his agents get paid and he will play football in a World Cup year.
    If we don’t get him, as long as Remy stays fit we should be ok till January, going off the change on Saturday when he came on.
    Gouffy Remy and cisse as a front 3 , Benny, Anita and Socks as midfield 3 and debuchy, colo, mbiwa and santon and were set .
    Injuries to any of these will result in us struggling all season (till January at least)

  • 27 wynsleap // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Nick_9 “Ashley is either penny pinching or not allowing funds…..”?
    Talking about pennies – has yours just dropped?
    Ashley doesn’t spend. Ashley doesn’t make any outlay.
    Ashley doesn’t give a stuff about the team or its fans.
    Ashley doesn’t do running a football club.
    Nothing coming in tomorrow and Ashley has just gone to bed laughing at those sad Geordies who keep on believing we may just sign someone tomorrow.
    Bets should be placed to see how early someone from the club is going to come out and officially say that “business has been done for this transfer window”.
    It would be laughable if it weren’t so bloody tragic.

  • 28 giimps // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Cashley and his cronies are like any businessman, try and buy for as low as you can and sell for as high as you can.
    Unfortunately, other teams are willing to bid the asking price and not just think of a number and half it like Cashley.
    Yids have bought loads, as have scum, we bought nobody but as long as fatty is happy that’s ok.
    Hey Joe, you got that 1 month cruise booked for January yet?

  • 29 jokinoot // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Lets face it we knew it would happen false promises why bother they are a waste of time can’t wait till its over wait till JANUARY as usual on the cheap he’s banking on being lucky and taking big risk ,that’s what he does

  • 30 jokinoot // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Glimps I like your optimism but it ain’t gonna happen he’s happy we have to be simples

  • 31 giimps // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    He will wait till January, the month before the season ticket renewals are due..

  • 32 miggy // Sep 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    A just hope the fans stay away from the games ill nevr spend another penny in fat tw@ts shops

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 2, 2013 at 5:29 AM


    …the question isn’t just what has JFK been doing since June, but will he be doing until June next here?

    …why is he even here? Wouldn’t it have been more constructive to have hired a coach to help out Pardew with the tactics?

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 2, 2013 at 5:31 AM


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