Newcastle Interested In England International Forward

Newcastle have been linked with three players this morning – if the Sunday papers are to be believed –  and they are 21 year-old Tom Ince of Blackpool, 20 year-old Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United, our former target, and Wilfried is said to be a possible loan move,  and now England International Ashley Young, who may be allowed to leave Manchester United.

ashley young dive

Ashley Young – appealing to ref after another dive?

It’s another story in the Mirror today, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Young is allowed to leave the Red Devils, since he may not fit into new manager David Moyes plans for the Manchester powerhouse, and we are said to be interested in the 28 year-old.

Let’s just bring up one point which may mean this deal will never happen, and that is that Manchester paid Aston Villa close to £20M for the player in July two years ago, and if his fee is anywhere near that amount, he will not be coming to Newcastle

The other thing is that at 28 he doesn’t exactly fit into the profile of players Mike Ashley likes to sign, but since we were willing to sign 28 year-old Bafe Gomis of Lyon in the summer, maybe that rule doesn’t always apply these days.

And one thing we’ve never liked about Young is that he continually dives, and even got a warning for that from his manager earlier this season – and that’s nothing less than cheating on the football field, although he’s not the only one who does that.

And we’ll not mention any names but Luis Suarez is another one who dives all the time. 😀

So we have been linked with three English wingers today, and while we would believe Newcastle want to add some Englishmen to the squad, we’re not sure that winger is a weakness at the club at the moment.

We’d be very surprised if Newcastle go after Ashley Young in January.

And maybe the best of the three is Tom Ince because he’s young, he will still improve, is worth around £4M, and is a good goal scoring winger averaging about one goal in three games at Blackpool.

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    The last time I saw Ashley Young looking like a classy player, he was wearing a Villa top (Not often you can say that about Villa). Pass on this one for me.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    A quick google search returns that Ashley Young is on £120,000 a week. And here endeth the validity of that rumor.


    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Won’t happen, Ince will go to Spurs and we apparently only do loan deals if the deal to make it permanent is in place which won’t be with Zaha

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    This was recommended reading by Time4Change- you wonder whether they bothered to read it before promoting it- it’s far from being a ringing endorsement .
    “That’s why what comes after the Liverpool game is so important. This has to be the start of an action which is focused on continuing to highlight what Ashley is doing to our club but also to involve the strength of our support behind the wider campaigns in football for supporter representation and ownership of football clubs, reduced ticket prices, safe-standing and all the rest of it.

    That action has to be well-organised, disciplined, democratic and plugged into the Newcastle United Supporters Trust and the Football Supporters Federation as well as other supporters’ groups around the country.

    It’s the way of the modern world to want instant results but quite honestly, there should be no expectation of that with this campaign just as there isn’t with any other.

    It could be a long hard, tedious campaign with no prospect of success. That sounds a bit like supporting Newcastle United doesn’t it?

    I don’t speak for Time 4 Change. Truth be told bar one meeting and an exchange of e-mails I know nothing about the individuals who have brought it together. I think they are well-meaning but I can’t vouch for them. It could be a disaster, I don’t know but I think on balance there is something to be gained from it.

    Fingers crossed, support the march.

    Michael Martin, true faith.

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Re Post:

    Well we certainly have numerous fan groups who agree that when it comes to Ashley you just can’t defend the indefensible. There is undoubtedly a wide range of views as to what should be done.

    Having examined at relatively close quarters what the various groups and their composition entail I go for the NewcastleUnited Supporters Trust(NUST) which has been working methodically and diligently talking to all the right people. Namely, investors and working discreetly in the community. They claim to be a responsible supporters group determined to create the right impression to any prospective new owner. The vast majority will not be joining the forthcoming march as they are concerned about the likely outcome which would not demonstrate that the fans should be an integral part of NUFC going forward.

    Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust has organised a conference which will examine the case for greater fan involvement in the running of clubs.

    The event will be on Thursday, October 24, at Newcastle University Business School from 12.30pm until 4.30pm.

    The conference will cover football finance, the difference between running a football club and running other types of business, the case for fan involvement and community ownership.

    Speakers include Sean Hamil, a director of Birkbeck Sports Business Centre; John Hays, of Hays Travel and previously vice-chairman at Sunderland AFC; and Antonia Hagemann, Head of European Development at Supporters Direct.

    Guest speaker will be Jens Wagner, from Hamburg SV who will talk on ” how football clubs in Germany involve fans.”. Followed by discussion and questions.

    Places are limited and you must book a place in advance by emailing with your details.

    Norman Watson, Chairman of Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust will commence proceedings.

  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    And there’re going more such rumours as the fan march nears and then more if it draws media attention to Ashley’s stewardship including the bizarre appointment of Kinnear and seeming indifference to the club’s fans!

    Maybe the demo will lead to change and that the distrust that many fans hold for Ashley can be mended.

    There’s no doubt int mind that Ashley’s mounting a charm offensive.

  • Bearsize

    Oct 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Just had micheal oliver (the ref) watching our sunday team. I asked him who was the best player in the prem from his POV, Juan mata is his pick. He cant ref toon and sunderland. He is involved with italys game on tues. Seemed like a nice kid. Hope u all sleep tonight knowing this 😉

  • Sav

    Oct 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Only concrete basis for these daft stories is that there’s nowt else happening and there are back pages to fill regardless. Ok, maybe Zaha on loan but would he get in regularly ahead of Remy or Ben Arfa? Not likely. Bring on Sameobi or let the lad leave and don’t be talking about other young wingers until then. Lets nurture our own talent, if we have it.

  • geordiegav1987

    Oct 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #9

    never gonna happen.
    but if we did bring in ince,zaha and young in january I would be pretty impressed.
    That being said we syill desperatley need to sort out our defense.

  • Harley

    Oct 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I watched Alan pardew on goals this morning and as usual I thought he came across very well.

    2 things that stood out for me were when he spoke about the pressure at the club and that other managers have said the same.

    We have great, loyal fans but very impatient.

    Also when he said our fans want us to be up there with Manu and man city. No we don’t, we just expect to be challenging the pack behind them (for now anyway).

    We all know there are not the resources at the club afforded to the big guns.

    We are the 7th richest club in England and 20th in Europe. We just want our spend to reflect that.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Politicians come across quite well, but similarly are just putting on a front.

    He says we we’ve played well at home this year???

    Wasn’t it West Ham where we didn’t have a shot on goal, then very poor again until last 15 mins of Fulham game where Ben Arfa won it from his own individual ability. Hull was shocking.

    No we haven’t played well at home.

    He’s such a silver tongued devil it’s unbelievable. Says what people want to hear, but does the opposite.

    Ben Arfa has to be consistent, and drops him…. then drops Anita for being just that. In comes Tiote again. Jonas will be back to starting soon as well/

  • AmericanGeordie

    Oct 13, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Contrary to Ed’s continued assertions, I think quality wingers is our biggest need at Newcastle.

  • Lucasd12

    Oct 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #13

    in my opinion, get zaha on loan, sign gomis, sign ince and sign micah richards, richards is versitile he can play anywhere in defence, zaha can play up top either wing and attacking midfield, ince can play any wing centre attacking midfield also him and zaha could bring alot to our team skill pass and consistency and also would gain alot of experience but theyd need games tbh we supposedly have great young players but they dont get any games? vuckic, streete, dummet, haidara, bigi never get games and wont get better in reserves or on the bench look at januzaj at man utd 18 scoring getting assists in their first team


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