Newcastle Wanted This Top Striker In Summer


Newcastle were trying to bring in another striker, in addition to on loan Loic Remy, during the summer, and we suppose it’s not new news that we tried to get Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea, the 20 year-old Belgium International, who finally ended up at Everton this season, after spending last season on loan at West Brom.

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Romelu Lukaku – end up on loan at Everton

Alan has talked about Lukaku before today’s game with Chelsea, whose last defeat in the league was back on September 14th, and the backing is heavy that they can give Newcastle their third defeat in a row this afternoon at St. James’ Park.

This is what Alan said today:

“We have a relationship where we have contact,” “It’s important sometimes because you can share information about other teams.

“I was obviously pestering him for Lukaku as well, but that didn’t come off. We were one of four or five clubs who were on the phone to him, but sometimes it’s dictated to you by other factors.”

“He’s a great player and as I say if you can let him go, and still have players like Demba Ba, Mata, Torres, Oscar and Hazard as well, they all roll off the tongue.”

And of course back on 30th September Lukaku scored two goals against in the first half at Everton, and on thar day he was almost unplayable, especially in that first half.

And some of the other factors that dictates a loan move are money (yes that thing again), and after paying our £2M for Loic Remy’s season long loan, we don’t think Mike Ashley would have liked to pay out the same amount and spend £4M on two players, who would not be at Newcastle next summer.

And the other thing is that Newcastle unfortunately are not the draw for players we used to be under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan – sad but true, make that very sad but true.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • RONNIE147

    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t believe lukaku didn’t want to play for the tactical genius that is Pardumb. With a year of working with The Clueless One lukaku would go back to Chelsea as a great centre half!

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  • spitfire_

    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #2

    “We were one of four or five clubs who were on the phone to him, but sometimes it’s dictated to you by other factors”

    Another excuse.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Ronnie

    It’s incredible isn’t it. Imagine what he could have learned form Pardew. No really, imagine !!!!!

    Things are so toxic now with Ashley, JFK, Pardew, Wonga, media bans etc, etc that you wonder if things are all coming to a head. Can only hope.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #4

    An extract from an excellent article by Oliver Kay in The Times:

    It is a powerful image for a club that have not won a leading trophy since 1969, but it is one most will recognise. To a journalist travelling to Tyneside to report on a game, there is no better way to arrive than by train and join the black-and-white-shirted hordes on the short walk from Newcastle Central as the stadium rises like a cathedral in front of you. Walk past the Sir Bobby Robson statue and into the press room, where a warm welcome awaits, along with framed copies of old Chronicle back pages, detailing, well, not trophy successes, but certainly trophy signings such as Macdonald and Shearer.
    Increasingly, though, Newcastle United means something else — to supporters and reporters alike. Increasingly, it feels not like the club of Milburn, Keegan, Shearer and Robson but the club of Mike Ashley, Sports Direct, Joe Kinnear and wonga.com.
    So much about the modern-day Newcastle United is unedifying. It is the ubiquitous Sports Direct branding, even briefly at the expense of the St James’ Park name. It is the sponsorship deals with a payday loan company. It is an arbitration case alleging that Dennis Wise tried to persuade Keegan to sign an obscure Uruguayan midfield player as a “favour” to two South American agents. It is Ashley, the owner, stripping to his pants in a Chinese restaurant wh
    ile singing You Can Leave Your Hat On. It is Kinnear swearing his way through press conferences. Strikingly, it is one top-half finish in the Premier League since 2006.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    how can it not wind people when before every match this idiot comes out utter crap ,
    so what he tried to get him, he could also say he got on the phone for messi and Ronaldo , would be true , but what purposes will it serve?

    the crowd need to turn on him , and soon , we need a white hanky day , make sure the press get involved , so he carnt flopp it around and say it is to say he is doing a great job

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    So we were on the ‘phone to try to sign Lukaka. What number did Pardew ring 118 118 ? Why wasn’t Kinnear on the road doing his job, arranging meetings, bringing players to SJP for discussions. Wouldn’t be surprised if the numpties set up a call centre at SJP and start cold calling teams and players – BOGOF . Just a thought.

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  • Phil K

    Nov 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh yeah. NOW they’re saying this. And you believe it ?
    What did we offer ? Less than WBA I suppose ?
    It doesn’t matter with a useless tw*t like Pardew in charge he’d probably wouldn’t have scored ANY.
    Remy’s shown his true colours, and since it got out just how f*****g incompetent Kinnear was in the transfer market (we all suspected it was a one year only deal) with the Remy deal being the ONLY thing he did (and most of work was done prior to the bastard coming in with Remy) and even THAT was made a mess of.
    Oh I’ve had it with these bastards.
    I’ve went through hell supporting these bastards. Nothing to show except bitter, BITTER disappointment.
    And Ashley and co have taken us even lower without even doing a Leeds, which so many national football reporters DESPERATELY want to happen for reasons they probably can’t even explain.

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  • chuck

    Nov 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Why would any knowledgable manager want to place a developing young star under the tutelage of a dinosaur like Pardew ?

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