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Good Chance Newcastle Can Sign This Player In January

8:55 am, Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Since the great Bobby Robson left the club in 2004, we have never finished in the top four in the Premier League, and although we finished 5th top in May of last year,  there have been far too many false dawns for Newcastle fans, so we have to be very careful.

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Tom Ince – coming to Newcastle in January?

But with Newcastle looking like a good team in the last few weeks and having two monumental wins in our last two league games,  you cannot blame us for thinking we could have a good run through the end of the year, and be much higher up in the league table than we are now in 9th place.

And if that happens,  and we also bring in two or three top players in January, then things could be looking up for the club.

And certainly owner Mike Ashley and Director of Football Joe Kinnear owe Newcastle fans some good signings in January, after pitifully losing out on some of our top targets last summer.

There’s some news in SportsDirect News that Newcastle are ready to make a bid of £4M for Blackpool’s 21 year-old goal scoring winger Tom Ince in the January transfer window.

And when we see news like that, we wonder if they have some inside information,  because of the association with Sports Direct and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley,

But it’s also not the first time Newcastle have been strongly linked with Ince, who we think would be a good buy for £4M, and that’s a low fee because his contract is up in the summer.

Tottenham are also said to be keen on the former Liverpool winger, but we hope that Newcastle are making their move now, and trying to get a deal done, so we can bring Tom into the club in early  January.

What do you think?

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rainrix // Nov 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Lol ed the second you see sports direct news you should take any following information with a giant grain of salt ;)

  • 2 catchy in norway // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    if we had some real ambition from our owner , we have enough at the club to push the top 4 right now,

    sure we need to add a couple of players, but make no mistake, we have better player than both spurs and Liverpool,
    there squads are not as good as ours

    just they hype there players and young ones more than we do

    our manager would rather have us believe we are not there yet,,

    total idiot,

    if he set up to win rather than hold, he might be surprised at what we can do

  • 3 Our Toon // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Spot on Catchy!!

    Attack is the best form of defence….the manager is negative though and it shows in his tactics of sitting back.

  • 4 Our Toon // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I liked AVB’s comments after the game where he said that Pards has his own agenda when it comes to Europe (basically pushing the fact that we performed badly last yr because of it, as Spurs and Swansea will this yr because of the competition) AVB said its rubbish and has no effect on performances, Champions League teams get the same amount of time between games and AVB said that he made 10 changes on the Thursday and then 9 changes for the Sunday game!! If it had an effect then Spurs would have been tired in that 2nd half and wouldn’t have pinned us down for the entire half and completely dominated!! There’s a manager who isn’t looking for any excuses but just stating facts

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    I don’t think it is ambition or just money on Remy’s case I think he wants to be where the Bright Lights are – London, not some provincial city way up North

  • 6 Scottiedog // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    I see it as Gosling has gone to Blackpool so Ince can come hear! Deal done??

  • 7 ballerfan2 // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Jeez – Can you imagine what some – including Catchy and the like – would have to say if Pardew came out and said ” we are there now, we are finally a team rubbing shoulders with the top teams”. They would have a field day with that kind of positivity from the manager. I also have an issue with the suggestion that Liverpool and others hype their players more than us. It’s not the club but the media that fawn over these clubs and their players.

  • 8 martoon // Nov 12, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Our Toon @4 Listening to the commentary on BBC Newcastle on Sunday John Anderson a former footballer said it does make a big difference because footballers are creatures of habit. They are used to playing Wednesday & Saturdays but Thursday & Sundays is completely alien to them. So who do you believe a manager who has never played at a high level or ex-footballers?

  • 9 Our Toon // Nov 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Martoon

    I believe the manager as he made 9 changes to the team that played on a Thursday, Can John Anderson explain how Oscar at Chelsea played some of his best football in the international tournament in the summer when he had played 80+ games in a year? This season he has arguably been there best player….the lad had a 3 week break from football!! John Anderson is old school and I get what he’s trying to say, if anything Euro league disrupts preparation but please remove this notion of players being tired!! How can players that never played Thursday be tired? Most of them didn’t even travel. Pards hinted towards tiredness when we lost to Citeh in the Carling Cup I believe!! I just don’t buy it…..if you constantly tell someone they are tired they will believe it and use it as an excuse, if you remove that excuse from there game they can’t use it for poor performances. Mourinho came out and blasted his side for how they played against us, admitted they didn’t deserve anything from the game. I believe Oscar who states that tiredness is something he heard of when he came to Europe….but he doesn’t feel tired and just wants to play

  • 10 croftus5678 // Nov 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    ince would be great for us in a 4-3-3 playing the winger/striker role.

    would give us more goals and more creativity and “if” remy doesnt stay those goals will be very needed.

  • 11 lesh // Nov 12, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    According to Sports Direct news, we were up for signing Rooney. Did we do that?

    Will we sign Ince with a bid of £4m that’s destined to fail?

    Will Ince end up in Italy or at a club that’s showing some ambition?

    Would meeting Kinnear convince him that Newcastle United is a club that’s going places – other than down?

  • 12 lesh // Nov 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    C’mon Ed, get a grip on reality man!

    Of course we’d all like to think that this deal and others are already ‘signed’ and set for formalising on January 1st. Now Remy’d be a real scoop but…

    Let’s not run away with dreams of our DoF being in charge of well-of machine that’s been working quietly behind the scenes, after all friend Kinnear won’t be working much more than half days – by the time he pulls himself out of his unconsciousness and focuses his eyes!

    ‘Judge me by my signings’ said the great man. Well, this window’s his chance to prove himself and justify his own bullschidt!

  • 13 lesh // Nov 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Our Toon @ 14.

    If AVB made 10 changes for Thursday’s game then nine for Sunday, it follows that only two of the players who played that Thursday, played on Sunday.

    Forgive me if my sums are wrong, but that’s as near as dammit a team that’s had time to recover from its European jaunt.

    Given injuries, did Pardew have the sufficiency of numbers available to have so many fresh legs available during our little Euro adventure?

  • 14 lesh // Nov 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    @12…

    well-of machine = well-oiled machine!

  • 15 lesh // Nov 12, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Ballerfan2 @)7….

    You’re right, it’s not the club but the media that fawn over these clubs ……

    Noticable when they show the top x clubs in the table, when we’re there or thereabouts, the cut-off’s invariably one spot above us.

    It’s as though we don’t exist unless there’s some negative story to push!!




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