Newcastle After England Striker

Alan Pardew was manager of West Ham for about three years from 2003 through 2006, and during that time he managed striker Jermain Defoe, who joined the Hammers form Charon Athletic in 1999 when he was 16 years old.

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Jermain Defoe – in England colors

Jermain scored a penalty for Spurs in the Europa League game on Thursday night against Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol in the 2-1 win,  and he became the Europa League’s top scorer at the moment with five goals, and he now has 23 total goals in European competition, which is one more than Martin Chivers.

Alan Pardew thinks Jermain could play tomorrow against Newcastle, and he had this to say about the England striker:

“I worked with Jermain at West Ham and think he is a fantastic player,” “When the ball comes into him, whether it is left foot, right foot, he is hugely effective.”

“He’s also good in the air for a fairly small fella. He’s a terrific player, but really and truly I do not think he would come to this football club.”

“There was a little bit of interest from us in the summer, but he is a Spurs player and I think he is doing a good job there. Whenever he is called upon, he scores, so I would not be surprised if they start him on Sunday.”

Newcastle of course were after a number of strikers in the summer, and not only Jermain Defoe but also another Englishman in Darren Bent, but we were unsuccessful and got only Loic Remy on a season long loan deal, and Bent went to Fulham for the season on loan.

Maybe we’ll go after another striker in January, but we’re not sure if it would be Defoe – but maybe on a loan deal for half a season would be a decent deal?

Jermain may not want to come to Newcastle permanently, but maybe he would come for half a season if he knew he would get more playing time than at Spurs, and he’s still keen to make the England squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Nov 9, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Decent player but he’s been london based for the vast majority of his career! Even when at portsmouth he was in london all the time! Can’t see him moving north of watford to be honest! He’ll have his eye on silly money when Redknapp and QPR get promoted in the summer!

  • Harley

    Nov 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d far rather go for adebayor, who seems to have no future there. Could do a great job for us,

  • Blofal

    Nov 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone rate Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers? Top scoring in the Championship this year. Might be worth a punt. Looks fairly clinical in his finishing.

  • Harley

    Nov 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4


    I think he’d have been a decent shout at the right price but Blackburn paid about 7 million for him which may be a bit much of a gamble.

    There’s so many players that look great in that division but can’t make that step up.

    However there’s always an andy cole or Ricky lambert out there.

  • Visten

    Nov 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Harley, Adebayor is terrible because he has a terrible attitude. No thanks.

  • Blofal

    Nov 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    That ambition for you. A Championship club paying 7 million for a striker.. NUFC would have offered 2 million.

    Given the influx of top strikers into the EPL in the last window and their combined lack of form I think shows that the EPL is s step up from most leagues. Saldado, Bony, Wolfswikel and all the others haven’t exactly taken the world by storm.

    I would honestly prefer we snap up some younger local lads from the Championship and just see how they go. Loan them out all over the place if they are not up to it and just adopt a wait and see attitude. Few strikers come ready made for the premier league… they learn while they are there. Unless you spend 40 million of course.

  • Geordie1

    Nov 10, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Non starter he’s to old and not consistant enough Cashley wouldn’t pay the wages he would want anyway there are bigger and better out there but and it’s a big but will Cashley give us some money to spend?

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!!


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