This Is The Player Newcastle Will Sign In Early January

This situation we have today is very similar to when the transfer window ended two years ago,  when we failed to get in a  striker to replace Andy Carroll, and there was all hell to pay, even though we made some good signings that summer, including Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Davide Santon, and all for around £10M.

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Bafe Gomis – could join Newcastle in January

On the very last day of that transfer window, Newcastle failed in their bid to bring in striker Mevlut Erdinc, who was at PSG at the time, and we then tried to bring in Costa Rican International Bryan Ruiz from FC Twente, but he was too far along the road and signed for Fulham instead for around £4M.

But there were definite signs of some panic going on two years ago on that last day of the window, but there was none of that yesterday – just complete and utter silence.

After fans made it clear two years ago that they were very unhappy that some of the £35M had not been spent to replace Andy Carroll, it seems that Derek LLambias tried to get a striker lined up for the January transfer window, and once one of our targets – Papiss Cisse – became available, Newcastle moved in and paid out £9M for the SC Freiburg striker.

We think what may happen now is that Newcastle will go back in and talk to Lyon,  and try to arrange a deal to bring Bafe Gomis to Newcastle in January, and he will be cheaper than he was in the summer, because he will have only six months left on his contract.

Lyon will be keen to sell because they’ll get something for their striker in January, but nothing next summer.

That seems a good possibility – but we needed Bafe in now, and why exactly that deal could not be completed we have no idea, but we’d love to find out the real details.

But that’s unlikely to happen, because it will probably show the complete ineptitude of Joe Kinnear and his team.

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121 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    No we won’t.

  • Edd Case

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I can’t see us signing him in Jan.
    Can’t see us signing anyone in Jan.

    I think, as I’ve already said, MA is selling up. He’ll not buy in anyone else (unless we offload a purple) because it’ll make the club look less appealing financially.

    Everything is in place for the club to be sold.

    Watch this space.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah because im sure he will want to come here when we are hovering around the drop.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Lads, forget about Fridman, Colin is saying that it is happening…… Apparently Pards, Carr, Kinnear and Charnley have been summoned to France today to Ashley’s yacht.

    Oh well, onto the next rich suitor!

    On topic, seriously???? This lad will join Marseille in Jan or on pre contract next summer. I don’t think I can put up with speculation this soon after the window closing!!

  • Thump

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    @Lilongwe: From last article:

    What’s the muppet been saying? He blocked me ages ago 🙁

  • Rooster

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    ED, that window was pure deception we have been led like pigs to the slaughter, false pretensses, yea we prob will sign a few in January and Gomis may be one of them, its MA`s money but being deceived is not very appealing, they have been laughing in our faces.

  • jeff

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Whos the fat muppet in the previous article?dont wanna click it as dont wanna give ed anymore ad revenue

  • pawl250

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    BTW if you look at Sunderlands upcoming fixtures they will be in trouble before Christmas, and will need a strong recover afterwards to stay in the PL. Going to be a long year to be a mackem….

    Arsenal (H)
    West Brom (A) *
    Liverpool (H)

    Man Utd (H)
    Swansea (A)
    Newcastle (H) *

    Hull (A) *
    Man City (H)
    Stoke (A) *
    Aston Villa (A)

    Chelsea (H)
    Tottenham (H)
    West Ham (A)
    Norwich (H) *
    Everton (A)
    Cardiff (A) *

    * = Only games they can really be expecting point(s) from. Anything from other games would be a bonus.

  • pawl250

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    JFA –

    Wow you really see the negative in EVERYTHING don’t you?

    I was not patronizing you, but if you feel that way so be it

    I think it would be fair to say why answer reply to any of my posts if you have nothing of value to say!?

    You could really pick a fight in an empty room.

    As for 9th, that is my opinion. I feel we have a stronger squad than any of those on that list, with perhaps the exception of Everton, maybe Swansea who will struggle due to EL.

    I do feel any success for Villa and West Ham will heavily rely on Benteke and Carroll.

    Benteke is a monster, and will help Villa move up the table, without him they are comfortably mid table.

    Carroll is massive for West Ham. Sam has built a team for him, if he is injured you can see West Ham miss out on a handful of points due to it.

    I feel we can finish anywhere between 8th and 11th in all honesty. I do not think we will be in relegation.

    Last season I predicted 12th – 14th, despite a 5th finish the season before when I predicted 8th or 9th.

    I am not blind by hatred enough to say “WE ARE AWFUL” we lack abit of confidence, could do with a better manager. But our squad is the strongest it has been since Bobby Robsons.

    We just need to use it to its strengths, as stated my only worry is Pardew and his lack of tactical brain. Simply put he is inept and getting on my nerves. Hopefully we can start playing 4-3-3 and see likes of Jonas dropped when better players are available.

  • archaeomag

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Poyet to sign Gomis in January ?

  • Mattoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    “Ineptitude”!! Is just the tip of the iceberg!!!


    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Hahaha I bet he won’t Ed

    Well am over the transfer joke now, time to back the players sod the board

  • LeedsMag

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Please lets not start talking about who we might get in January – do we never learn

  • Thump

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    @archaeomag: Aye, for Nice.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Well whoopdefcukingdo

    It’s great that, another great bit of business we get him for a couple mil less than this summer, it’s great and that saved couple of mil will be re invested to the full benefit of us fans

  • geoff777

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Here we go again already … Ed really???

  • BandB

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #17


    It would be a shame if your post was neglected, because I think you have it pretty close to how we operate.
    People have been wondering why more of the “dead wood” wasn’t culled.
    Well, we aren’t going to get relegated before January, Ashley will figure, and they provide us with some cover against injuries (in numbers terms anyway) until then.
    If we are in the clarts come December, we can try to offload two or three, and chip in for another £40,000 a week salary.
    I still think we will try do it without any capital expenditure.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #18

    What’s changed your mind?
    It was 8th yesterday wasn’t it?

  • Thump

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #19

    Good to see Jonas’ injury isn’t too bad, then…

    Can anybody explain what this means? “The vehicle was taken away and the driver was reported for summons to court for driving otherwise than in accordance with a driving licence.”

    I can’t figure out if they’re saying he was pissed or didn’t have his license on him.

  • Jamseyd24

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed, Come on man. Love your blog and the work you put into it, but please no more fulse hope. I really cant take anymore of it.

    Please do some digging and try and but these clowns to question and find out whats going on with our club.


    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Does someone need a hug?

  • Toon73

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #22

    “This Is The Player Newcastle Will Sign In Early January”

    Another complete fabrication of a headline..???

    Where does it say anything of the sort?? More rampant speculation which just drives up tension within the blog.

  • Santon03

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #23

    I might get slaughter for this.

    I’ve been supporting NUFC since 92 and Milan since 88.
    Milan is in the same situation with NUFC now probably worse, but not as much negativity among the fans compared to NUFC.
    They can’t even pay Honda’s fee, they even sold Boateng.

  • outsidethebox

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    who to blame …………….jfk no argument….cashley for giving joe job (who is giving cashley advice on football matters?)
    what to do ……
    support the team
    support pardew
    protest outside stadium about joe and cash…
    hit ash where it hurts in his pocket …arrange to black certain shops on specified days …dont use bookies in ground on certain games …let the press know …dont buy from sports direct….get organised there are forums facebook ..meetings let cash know this is not acceptable ..i can tell you if people know they will all join in

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #25


    Not 100% sure of the french league rules but in england you can only sign a player on a pre contract from a team in the same league 1 month before not 6 months…so might give us the edge? (unless its just a prem league rule and not a uefa one)

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #26


    not sure exactly with milan but from what i hear i think they are struggling for cash?

    newcastle just got a huge new tv deal, as all prem clubs, as well as having a big income from tickets compared to most prem clubs…..we are in a different situation to milan, we aren’t short of cash

  • jeff

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #27

    eff // Sep 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Whos the fat muppet in the previous article?dont wanna click it as dont wanna give ed anymore ad revenue

  • HullMag6

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #28

    A dream from last night (it was a news report – weird I know)

    Last night there was a devastating tsunami in Indonesia

    In other news billionaire businessman Mike Ashley was missing presumed drowned while holidaying aboard his yacht off st tropez.

    #doneamaxwell I thought.

    Back to reality summoned to the yacht to celebrate a job well done another nail in nufcs coffin. Or hopefully news of tbe sale.

    Feeling a little maudlin

  • Thump

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #29

    @jeff: Mickey Quinn? I haven’t a clue what you’re on about.

  • pawl250

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #30


    I believe Everton did well in the last day of the window. Enough to possibly challenge top 6 providing players integrate well.

    I feel Baines was the more important out of Fellaini and Baines and they managed to keep him.

    Lukaku, Barry, Mcarthy has strengthened the team considerably. I am not saying they are AMAZING players, but good enough to push Everton above us and Villa.

    I have also put Sunderland in the drop, West Brom added Sess and Sunderland lost him. I feel that could be the difference between the two sides.

    Sunderland have a long road to recovery after xmas if you look above at the fixture list I have added. Remainder of 2013 will be arguably the hardest of all clubs, I mean look at their home games.

    Man Utd
    Man City

    That is from now to 31st Dec! Norwich being the only stand out, we should get 3 points from that game scenario.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #31

    I’m with you – I was quite happy with the transfer window as we did not loose anyone at the 11th hour – so we could not get in a replacement.

    And I seen enough in the last twenty minutes IF Pardew plays the attacking formation we finished with we will more games than we will use.

    finishing pos: 8, 9, 10 or 11th

    And we still have spondooolies to spend in January when prices are not inflated as of last night.

    My first team

    Ben Arfa


    Taylor Steven
    Ameobi Shola


    Ameobi Sammy

  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    LOL. Still a sense of optimism about signings….

    F@CK ALL WILL HAPPEN. With the fat piece of crap as our DOF. Christ sake.. Dennis Wise and llambias were far better…. and they were sh!te!

  • micktoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #33

    milan just signed kaka wow i see your point they must be skint, is he on less than honda lol

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Just that Fridman is in negotiations to buy the club, currently doing due diligence which is why we didn’t buy or sell. Also that the 3 amigos and Carr are off to meet with Ashley on his yacht about it!

    Funny how just yesterday his sauces, Heinz and Daddies, were both saying we were still looking at tying up deals…… moron.

  • Beattie25

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #35


    Are you for real?

    You have champions league football, signed Kaka and will get Honda for free in January.

    What a ridiculous comparison.

  • Jamseyd24

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #36

    Guys, Please tell me what the general feeling on the streets of Newcastle??? hard for me to gage it from out here????

  • Jonny

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #37

    We should have got Anelka

  • Mondini

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #38

    We need to be challenging for European spot by December before we think about January signings. The Gomis deal favours us in the sense that his contract is running out and likelihood is we get him on the cheap like we did with Sissoko or we get him free come summer 2014, but only European competition likely to guarantee a player like him.

    Similar to situation with Tom Ince.


    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #39

    Haha well if Milan are “struggling” I must rethink my NUFC complaints. I know a Milan fan very well and all he does is moan about their “issues” I regularly tell him to shut the f up

  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #40

    the squad is capable of more if guided by brains and led by knowledge


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