Newcastle Moving In Quickly For Three Targets


There is news in the Mirror today that Newcastle are moving in for Blackpool’s 21 year-old winger Tom Ince, and hope to do the deal before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, but the Magpies will face competition from Everton.

Tom Ince

Tom Ince – late Newcastle bid for Blackpool winger

The Mirror are reporting  that Newcastle are still after Bafe Gomis from Lyon and Demba Ba from Chelsea, but we doubt Newcastle will pay out a £3M loan fee for the 28n year-old  Senegal striker, and we wonder if  Ba really would wants to return to Tyneside, where he didn’t exactly play well with fellow Senegal striker Papiss Cisse.

So if this news is true, we could be bringing in a couple of players before the window closes – a striker – either Demba Ba or Bafe Gomis –  and a winger – and we’ve also been linked with Marseilles winger – Ghana international Andre Ayew, as well as Tom Ince.

If Newcastle had real ambition (which we don’t), we could even get three players   in before the transfer window closes tomorrow night.

How about Bafe Gomis, Tom Ince and Andre Ayew, and that would give us both extra striking power and creativity up front, which is what the team needs.

Just imagine the mood on Tyneside if that actually happened  before tomorrow night, and Joe Kinnear would be a hero.

Well, perhaps that’s overstating it just a little bit. :D.

But we know that will  not come about, because Newcastle don’t seem to have the ambition the club once had.

Newcastle  is far too conservative these days, and it seems to be more about getting by, rather than trying to build a squad that can compete for the top four in the Premier League – which used to be our goal a few years ago.

If we were trying to b a top four team,  then we would bring in three players before tomorrow night – but we know that simply will not happen.

That’s almost proof in itself – sad but true.

If we get one player through the door before tomorrow night we’ll be pleased enough.

What do you think?

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114 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Black and White,
    What does Obertan being a Pardew buy have to do with anything? By that sense then Obertan would start ahead of Ben Arfa, Cisse, etc.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Jails too good for Ashley.

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  • Thump

    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think Gomis is the player we need. We need a strong, Ba-like player who can hold the ball up and advance play. I’d like to have Gomis because his pace would terrify defences (until they learn to hold a high line) but I can’t see it really moving the team forward.

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  • cestriasteve

    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Jail…. a classic !! PMSL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Low full,
    I have read the book and it’s called The season ticket not purely belter ,a good read and with a different ending to the film, I watched the match in the pub rather go to the metro centre.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Cyprus,
    That was me, and you are correct, I missed the Morecambe game as I have spent most of this week in bed with Malaria.

    Worst player on the park? Interesting, I’ve also been told by others that Marveaux was awful against them, so by that thinking that rules him out. I was working from just what we had in the squad to be honest, and there isn’t a huge amount of choice. It really only leaves Tiote to come back in, but I don’t think he fits in well with a trio, and the way Aita covered forfull backs and Colo when they moved forward means I’d rather have him in the deeper midfield role.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    NUFC For Sale,
    If you seriously think a player playing for Wigan in the Championship would turn down a move to us then I really have nothing more to discuss with you on this topic.

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  • jokinoot

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s like Grimm fairy tales glad when its over all a load of ballcocks we ain’t buying ne1

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  • Alberts_tash

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Ha ha ha, quickly?!

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  • colwell

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Thump

    I’d have said Gomis was the type you want, I’ve only watched him a handful of times but he seems to be good at holding the ball up and strong, He is quicker than Cisse but still not that fast.

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  • JaxtheMag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    ed ed wake up your dreaming.

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    . . .so no change there then; same threadbare stories as we have had for months.

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  • cestriasteve

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Lilongwe, I just wonder what has happened to the Sylvian Marveaux of Rennes, it just deosnt make sense to me.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Cabaye will go and we will get nobody over the line. Too hard!!!!! We have bought nobody. Why do we have to sell before we buy??????????? Soton have spent 30 odd million. SKY has given each club an extra 25 million. The money is not goin g on players. Where is it going? Keep the faith in Percy and JFK and Big Mike. As long as they stay, we will get relegated. Percy has another 7 goes at it. Stay away. It is the only way to rid us of this regime.

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  • colwell

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    I’d love it if we signed Ince, we missed out on Redmond big time lets not miss out again. His goal yesterday was very good again.

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  • Bearsize

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Anita keeps us ticking over, has an eye for a pass, positional sense is excellent, can keep the ball and CAN tackle. You dont need to have a crunching tackle to play DM ask carrick and pirlo! You need intelligence! Hope tiote doesnt walk straight back in as he is being outplayed big time by our little Dutchman

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  • Robinio

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #17

    yeh jails far to good for the fat bastard , he should be subjected to the same humiliating punishment as my ex wife , and she really is a piece …

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #18

    how can pardew be worried about cabaye leaving in the next 2days surely not. kinnear who pardew has faith in has been trying for weeks to buy a player.if we sell cabaye and don,t buy anyone that will really show us the ambition of the club

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  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    Pure speculation! Move.quickly? Kinnear? He’s had nearly 10 weeks or so to get his moving and the Mirror seriously expects him to bring three in (and move Cabaye out) in 36 hours?

    He’s acted like a beached whale and manifested chronic inertia in his time at the club. He’s guilty of a criminal waste of oxygen and space!

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  • gus3232

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #20

    newcastle moving in quickly for 3 targets……

    wouldnt think so,kinnear been in the job for about 3 months now,also please just get rid of shola even if we didnt get any1 else,last 25 mins yday was good,attacked with pace

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Cestria,
    I never saw him at Marveaux, so can’t comment too much, but by looking at his stats, then it would appear not much. He has never been prolific for assists or goals.

    Many will tell you he has been Pardewed, but I don’t think this is the case or we would have seen him play more. I guess he isn’t that well suited to the style in the EPL. For me, his best role is coming on for the last 20 when he can pick holes in tiring defences, and that is when he will be most effective for us. When he starts, he doesn’t seem to have the stamina to keep trying to do that for the entire match. He also disappears when he is under pressure.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22

    We buy in Jan if we are in danger of relegation. The club has no ambition apart from staying in the league and spending the bare minimum. 4th bottom is OK for them. Asset strippers.

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  • ffgibbo

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    We Won’t buy anyone and will lose Cabs tomorrow for around 12-15m not the 20+ we are asking for.
    I know i sound down n the Toon but they have done this to me time and time again, sitting up watching Sky hoping and praying for just a little bit of money to be spent, then the same excusses come out, we tried but just couldn’t get them over the line.
    Ashley just sell us to someone with ambition (and money) we are not just a money making business, we are Newcastle United, a religion to us fans. It spoils our week when we lose, and likewise makes our week when we see a good win and 3 points, STOP MESSING US!!!!!!

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  • bishopblaize

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #24

    No Ambition? I hope that aint true. Thinking back when Big Kev paraded Alan Shearer to the rest of the World. I was working away then watching the move on German TV and it was massive news. Owen was a similar prospect (well should have been.. Apart from being a mincer and his gouvenor Souness who was in my eyes the worst coach at St James Park)
    Let’s just spend, money will come back later regardless. I’ve got a household here begging to go 2 games, have new shirts (with new longtime signings)
    And anyone think Pardew pulled it yesterday .. I’m still ruff on couch here not quite sure why I celebrated as if we’d won the european cup that I was targeting past season. I’m like a born again Toon Supporter. Don’t just want it to be tease, please strengthen squad .. Even I’ll play if I can help, for free of course. HWTL pls

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  • cyprus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Lil,
    Hope you get better soon, mate. Regarding Bigi, I guess there was competition for worst player at Morecambe 😉
    Would rather focus on last 15′ yesterday if you know what I mean.

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  • ballerfan2

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Refreshing post there bishopblaize. It makes such a nice change from all the negativity from so many. Even Ed here seems to have been worn down by all the pessimism on his blog. Lets face it, it could be a whole lot worse. Anyone swap Pardew for PdC up the road?

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  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #27

    We will get 1 player over the line – yohan cabaye . Over the line and out of nufc

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  • low fell mag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    JFA, Was that the Crystal Palace game,
    I bet your gutted this morning!

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #29

    i would be happy with ayew and ince ayew wants to play more central so could play cm in a 433 but is more than capable of lm or lw in 442 and 433. versatile

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  • Toon73

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #30

    No wonder we’re all strung out with sensationalist headlines like this!!

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  • He cannit see man

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #31

    I still find it slightly worrying we don’t have a covering right back….

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #32

    If cabaye is to leave, then It will tell you a lot about Ashley when the transfer is confirmed.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #33

    Yohan,
    Ayew would be a good buy for us, and a good fit with the players we have.

    However, it would be a big ask, and take most of the season for him to adapt from a left wing role in the French league to centre mid in the English. Adapting to position, league style, culture, climate and language would be a huge ask, and at the price quoted immediate results would be expected by the club.

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  • sparky55

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Yes we won yesterday…,yes we were rubbish for the first 65 minutes with that typical Pardew defensive set up, yes he made some good substitutions and yes we went on to win the game thanks to a another brilliant HBA effort but the result is still just papering over the cracks in my book.

    After the man city game he said “Judge me after the Fulham game”

    Having played some of the worst football ever served up and St James’ park for many a year against West ham and then played just as bad (if not worse) against Morecombe, surely the Fulham game was a ‘must win game’ because the judgement of Pardew was looking for would have been damning to say the least and surely he would be gone.

    So there he was after and hour…the game was going no-where, we were staring another nil-nil in the face and he was staring a P45 in the face…, so he did something he hasn’t done for 16 months…he sent some players on with the strict instructions to have a go!

    Well what a difference……it looked like a great weight had been lifted from all the players on the park…the adrenalin lifted to another level, the third and fourth cylinders sparked up and kicked in, and the players were inwardly smiling now the shackles had been removed and we went after them

    absolutely fantastic…the crowd were on their feet and we had some atmosphere…you could feel something was about to happen…enter HBA and another supergoal to add to his growing list and all is well in the good ship NUFC.

    Well of course it isn’t really is it? We were rubbish for an hour weren’t we?…and it took a realisation by the feckless pardew that he was about to lose his job before he would abandon the defensive set up of old and go for it.

    Pardew needs to look at what we he did yesterday. He needs to realise you need to score goals to win games and as well as that with Cisse up top you need less than 30 yards between Cisse and the most advanced midfielder in the team.

    This is fundamental stuff and it was easy to see in the last half hour yesterday what can happen if you do.

    So for me the win was great, it was a great goal but in my opinion is it’s still papering over massive cracks as he’s still not able to fulfil the massive potential of the squad in front of him and he’s still not setting up the team in such a way he can balance attacking play with defensive…he’s always far too defensive even against teams who are notoriously poor away from home.

    Even if we get no-one in to replace cabaye, IMO a good young progressive manager can lift this squad into 6/7th..but with pardew in charge our level will no better than where we finished last year…IMO

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  • outsidethebox

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #35

    toon need to move now if they want tom ince /mcarthy …as soon as falleni goes everton who have no money will snap them up …toon will be used as stalking horse again… failed attempts to get ba defoe and gomis on one year loans will be knocked back ….marseille are waiting for toon money to move for thauvin ..cabaye if he goes will be in last hours for about £12.mill ….sorry to be negative but jfk dosent seem to be the one to get players over the line……hope i am proved wrong

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  • Smokey

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #36

    If or when we lose Cabaye and if the club is willing to replace him, I’d like to see us try and go down one of two routes.

    Either try and sign a goal scoring midfielder, a player like Siem de Jong, who will be able to try and replace the goals that Cabaye brings or an active, attacking midfielder who wouldn’t look out if place in the wing, like Georginio Wijnaldum, as a player who is constantly on the move or getting into the box, like both the former players mentioned, will draw the very best out of Ben Arfa.

    In terms of a line up I’d like to see 4-3-3 with Hatem and Remy on the wings and later on in the game, if we need a goal, sacrifice one of the central midfielders and bring on another winger (Gouffran, potentially Ince) and attack in the 4-2-4 that we were using in the last 15 minutes yesterday.

    I also believe that if we continue to partner Anita with Sissoko, they will both develop into a more than solid CM pairing with both the ability to defend and provide the creativity, which we so sorely need.

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  • jokinoot

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #37

    Lyon say Gomis not going anywhere as they don’t have enough TIME to get anyone whose at fault there then no surprises

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Cyprus,
    Cheers mate. Over the worst of it, just got a bit of a fever and the aches left now.

    I haven’t seen Bigi since the last few games he played for us last season, so I was judging on the basis of that. (Excluding when Pards bafflingly played him on the right wing.)

    As for the last 15, it was superb. Ben Arfa got his head up, Remy provided movement, Cabaye did well when he came on. If we can transfer that sort of form to an entire match then we should do okay. Although it would just take one or two injuries to derail us due to the lack of depth.

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  • low fell mag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #39

    JFA well its all gone quiet over there .
    Hit a soft spot !

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  • Barton

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #40

    If we manage to get someone “over the line” will bare me @rse in Fenwicks window !

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