Newcastle Continue To Track Three Strikers


We had reported that PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen was considering signing a new deal at the Dutch club, since other clubs can talk to him in January because his contract at PSV runs out in the summer, and he will be available for a cut price fee in January, said to be £2.5M, or as a free agent next summer.

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PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen

The news was that PSV Technical Director Marcel Brands was confident he could get a deal done with the player show shares the same agent, Mino Raiola, as Newcastle’s Vurnon Anita.

We’re not sure if that will be an advantage for Newcastle, but at least they will have worked with the agent before, so that should at least help if they decide to go in for the Swede in January.

The 27 year-old would seem to be a decent acquisition for Newcastle and he can play out wide as well as at center-forward and that would certainly make him useful; at the Tyneside club.

Norwich, Fulham and Fiorentina are also said to be monitoring the Toivonen situation, and if those are the teams after the 35 times capped Swedish International, Newcastle must be in with a decent chance.

Newcastle are also continuing to track 28 year-old Bafe Gomis of Lyon, who we tried to sign last summer but were unsuccessful, and Heerenveen’s 24 year-old striker Alfred Finnbogason, and it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if one of them arrives at Newcastle in January.

We hope Joe Kinnear is all ready come the beginning of the year, to bring in at least a couple of good players to strengthen the squad.

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37 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t believe a word of it anymore.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    previous thread
    jeff @4 – comment really not necessary- a veiled racist remark. Leave it out you thicko.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    sounds like safari all this tracking.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Sticking a bet on Goofy score first,2-1. More hopeful really that we have kept up some momemtum from the Chelski game. HWTL

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  • bills-son

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Jail,

    Remember this stuff on targets is coming from Ed not the club so its not the club you should be disbelieving.

    I dont know how many more times this line about these three ‘targets’ can be trotted out.

    On today’s game – I just hope we don’t concede early goals as so often happens when we think there is a chance we’ll turn in a good performance. I’d defo play Anita and pack the midfield as I reckon that’s where Spurs are strongest.

    Soldado is due a goal from open play – that’s another duck we normally help players break.

    2.0 to us 🙂

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry to say that I predict pardew will revert to type and we’ll embarrass ourselves as has happened too often. Hwtl.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    B and B,

    What is Pardew’s type?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    B&B

    That’s very true. We have been here before thinking we have finally, finally turned a corner only for Pardew to resume normal service with some daft inexplicable decisions which leaves everyone head scratching.

    Not sure when he have occasional success how much is deliberate or by default like Raylor getting injured letting Benny get a game at last 2 seasons back and against Chelsea Tiote getting injured allowing Anita to shine.

    Still we may be pleasantly surprised if we stay positive.
    You never know.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Bills son

    Pardew reverting to type is setting up not not to lose.
    Huge difference between that and actually trying to win.

    Wonder if there any other Pochettinos out there. great to see ” attacking, footballing” teams 1, 2 and 3.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Just watched our second leg semi final match against Marseille in 2004. Our defense at the time was dreadful. Aaron Huges, Andy O’Brien and Titus Bramble were all championship standard players playing for us. If we would’ve had a better defense with someone like Vurnon Anita in the midfield, I would be convinced that we could’ve won a trophy that season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    A win will take us in to 9th a loss will keep us 11th, does it really matter, finish anywhere near either of them without spending in January and mission accomplished.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Kets,
    We were ravished by injuries that season, never heard SBR complain once.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah, but who was our best centre half at the time? Dabizas?

    We had a half decent squad then. I felt that we should’ve strengthened more when we finished 3rd and 4th.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Wish we had someone with the shooting power of Robert in our team. Keepers had to dive out of the way otherwise they would’ve been knocked out.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Who’s your top 5 players at Newcastle right now?

    1st. Goofy
    2nd. Remy
    3rd. Anita
    4th. Debuchy
    5th Cabaye

    Picked Goofy first for his work rate and what a steal for 1 mil.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Woodgate wasn’t too shabby.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    Robert was the laziest player ever, I was at that 0-0 and I’ve never in my life hears a bollocking like it when he lost the ball and never tried to get it back, fifty thousand Geordies screaming you lazy French …t in unison.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Robert had some free kick though!!!!!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Just going out to the local remembrance service – what a bunch of dicks the PREMIERSHIP and TV and commercialisation putting a game of football on at 12 noon on Remembrance Sunday.

    Going to be a rush to capture the start of the game and many a fan involved in the ceremonies will miss the game.

    Shame on you!!!!

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  • SharpEnough23

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20

    I was looking at a spurs forum just, their fans aren’t all that confident of getting a result today.

    My money’s on a 1-1,

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Bill son
    Rotondas right. Negative and defensive.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    I swear some pundits don’t even watch football they’re are saying we might grab a goal from a corner its been nearly two years since we scored from one!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #23

    Robert was the best player ever to play for Newcastle. The goals and assists he provided were incredible. What a talent.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Alan Smith reckons it’s not in our make up to play not to lose.

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  • nufc 11

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Did anyone see Shane long yesterday against chelski as good a team player as you’ll see works his socks off made life hell for Terry got a goal too you know what you still young and can improve at 5million he is a bargin he need players that work not passengers.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #26

    I think the main reason are defence is looking better lately is because of Tiote playing outstanding.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #27

    shola starts, anita on bench

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  • Tommyy

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Well I’m fully expecting a bit of a hiding. I refuse to give Pardew and the players too much credit as has been littered around the blog in the last week. I congratulated them for that win as a sole entity, we’ve seen those types of isolated performances before and have been ultimately let down since.
    Until Pardew can get us playing well and consistently (regardless of results) then I’m still firmly in the Pardew out clan.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #29

    kets

    hes my favourite player to play for newcastle, but he was far from the best, his work rate was shocking

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #30

    unchanged team.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #31

    we have a very strong bench, and sammy and obertan

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Yeah, like Ginola, he didn’t track back, but his primary position was a left-winger/striker. In terms of footballing talent, he was incredible. Souness bullied him out of the club. Souness destroyed us.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Robert was from an era where low workrate wingers were not punished. the tactics of that era was different.

    nowadays a lazy winger, is a huge liability. tactics has evolved. which is why we cannot use players like hba too often. just an impact sub.

    even robben and ribery have become so hardworking.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #34

    Laurent Robert scored some fantastic goals from free kicks, he also scored a few blinders from open play.

    Best of all, I remember one game where he scored not one but TWO unbelievable goals from open play, including one from about 45 yards.

    Wasnt that against Spurs?

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  • lesh

    Nov 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m not sure that anyone sharing an agent with a current of former player would work to our advantage – a target or reported target would hear about Newcastle United’s burning ambition…… to avoid relegation!

    And, as far as the dynamic Kinnear’s being ready, don’t be silly, the only thing he’s ready for is the boot but that ain’t gonna happen!

    I noticed a post of Ed’s yesterday implying that transfer funds would be available in January – the start of the club’s new financial year. Now that’s a new one they’re peddling. Anyone got access to Company’s House website to confirm when the club’s accounts are due – or the club’s last accounts might show the accounting year. Frankly, I think it’s just Kinnear and his ilk issuing more mis-information!

    Anyway, let’s hope for a good result today.

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  • lesh

    Nov 10, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Aye I remember that semi and owld Bobby, bless him talking about how much he liked one Marseilles player in particular. A certain striker who went on to do better things.

    We surely dodged a bullet in not getting Didier Droghba!!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #37

    I,ve said this before and i,ll say it again !

    Please God don,t sign Ola Toivonen, Finnbigason is a much better player.

    There are PSV fans taking the pith out of me here because of reports that we are interested !

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