Newcastle Rule Out Bid For Transfer Target


Newcastle were linked yesterday with an interest for Juan Cala of Sevilla whose contract runs out in June, and the player has not agreed a new deal with his home town club.

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Juan Cala – Newcastle have lost interest – at least in January

And there’s news in the Chronicle today that the Tyneside club have ruled out any bid for the Spanish defender, even though there have been recent reports in Spain about Newcastle’s interest in the player.

The Chronicle report specifically says Newcastle have ruled out interest in the January transfer window, but if this lad does become a free agent in the summer, we suppose Newcastle could still try to bring him to Newcastle on a free transfer at that time.

And with Coloccini probably wanting to leave the club this summer, to return home to Buenos Aries to be with his family, Newcastle could be after one or even two central defenders come the summer.

That’s why it will be important to keep Steven Taylor on Tyneside, and the form of Mike Williamson may also allow Newcastle to let their captain return home in the summer.

Fabricio signed an extension to his contract almost two years ago, and that was to keep the Argentine on Tyneside through the summer of 2016, but that seems unlikely to happen now.

What do you think?

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103 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    No comment

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    repost

    and quickly on this one; do we really do our transfer dealings on the fly? do we even scout players or decide at the eleventh hour when they have their little transfer shindigs with 3/4 of the window gone?

    roblee

    i’d consider di matteo an upgrade, but just.

    and cj, i agree with just about everything you’ve said. you make some great points.

    the way I’ve always looked at it is this: 95% of fans disapprove of MA. We, for the foreseeable future at least, cannot do much about that. So, why not get a manager in who can work within these (very) strict confines. You cannot tell me that if four years ago we had the likes of Remy, sissoko, cabaye (albeit a bit of an unknown quantity at that time) santon, colo, krul coming into his own, cisse, and HBA in our squad that anything short of sixth would be considered an accomplishment. Given, many are underperforming, but why did they all arrive here with such great fanfare and they’ve all seemed to fizzle out; the likes of cisse, sissoko, mbiwa, anita and marveaux have all been played out of position for long stretches; some of them never even playing in their preferred roles (sissoko)– some hardly playing at all. the only one in that group that has lived up to the hype in my mind is anita, yet he continuously finds himself on the threshold of the bench and the starting line up. why? and why such vasts dips in form? is it our scouting? a bit over-hyped no doubt, but i personally don’t believe that to be the case. our best chance of success is finding a manager who can play a game to these guys many, many strengths, not b*tching and complaining about the owner. anyway, just my thoughts

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost

    Here we go again, I see no evidence Ashley is fleecing the club dry although there is clear evidence he has loaned the club over 100 million interest free (albeit much of that his own making by sacking / hiring managers, trying to please the fans etc)

    The free advertising is definitely taking the proverbial but I can see his logic ( even if I dont agree with it)

    My only issue is that we do not have any long term planning or ambition

    2014 will likely see the following leave
    Krul (possible)
    Debuchy (almost def)
    Collocini (def)
    Guitierez (def)
    Cabaye (def)
    Remy (def)
    Shola (almost def)
    Obertan (hopefully def)

    Thats at least 4 definite leavers and potentially 8, we need to look at getting players in now rather than waiting until they leave.
    although Obertan / Guitierez leaving probably isn’t an issue at the moment a few injuries and we’ll be in the sheet.

    We don’t want to be drafting in 4 purple first team players in the summer and having to hope they gel quickly, why not get at least two in now – seems like common sense to me but then I don’t run a club that will be receiving at least 20 million in TV revenue at the end of this season

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Too much technical ability for Pardew? perhaps!

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  • Spoof

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Sacking Pardew is a rediculous suggestion imo, since he took over the transfer income is somewhere in the region of £15m more than transfer out-goings, and we are now a better team than what we were when he took over, if there was another manager who had that same record then we would be as jealous as hell of that club, its all well and fine saying that someone else could take us to the top 4, but ordinarily any manager who has to sell more than what he is permitted to spend takes the club backwards, Pardew has done the opposite, don’t fool yourselves into thinking the grass would be greener with a different manager as it wouldn’t, the new manager would still have to bring more cash in than what goes out in terms of player transfers, and which miracle worker (because that’s what we would need) could get us into the top 4 buy selling more than what he is allowed to spend, the chances are we would go backwards, and possibly very quickly, what we should be doing is asking ourselves just what could Pardew have done if he had had some support rather than run the club on a generate more than what you spend basis which is what he has been forced to do, its not the manager who is holding the club back, the best manager in the world would fail under the Ashley remit, so why sack someone who is improving us whilst operating under the rediculous restraints which we find the club under.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    matty

    good point, for ashley to go we need somebody to match his valuation

    he could replace the manager today quite easily if he wanted to

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we won’t sign any players unless everything goes sour the next forth night 😉

    …but most likely we won’t sign any!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Spoof.

    I wont argue with that.
    An upgrade in manager would require an upgrade in the owners philosophy.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    spoof

    martinez has sold more than spent at everton and they play well

    we have a decent team, we just need somebody to get the best from them

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  • roblee7

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus…REPOST (so annoying when that happens!)

    haha, it went on for months, every time I had Sky Sports or MOTD on, ‘Is he still there? Why is he putting himself through that? Poor man, its like watching a monkey being abused by a rhino’ or something like that…. she does watch the footy and supports NUFC. She supported Man U when I met her coz she liked watching Ronaldo. I quickly put my foot down there and basically told her I’m not living with a glory seeking, Ronaldo loving Scottish lass, no way. She quickly transferred and now, we are happily married, and she lives in exile with her dark thoughts about the Reds buried deep within herself never to be inflicted upon the world again. My single biggest achievement as an NUFC fan I think

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  • Spoof

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Markaccus

    we really should be careful of what we wish for.

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  • Harley

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    We have a replacement for coloccini, he’s called mbiwa.

    If wilo and Taylor stay and colo goes then we need a young cb or hope one of streete or good can live up to their hype and start pushing for the first team

    IMO we only need a striker this window and 1 winger to replace Jonas, marveaux and obertan.

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #13

    spoof, I agree with almost everything you said there, however, my one concern is the belief that I do not see AP as the man who can take us forward as a team. I’m not saying we should sack him, however, I do feel his technical limitations need to be addressed, and if they can’t be, then he should be replaced in the long term.

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #14

    O.K maybe a little harsh.

    MattyNUFC:

    Its all a bit contradictory really, i think most fans would like neither here. Personally I havent given up on MA…yet. Pardew on the other hand im beyond caring about. I think its almost unbelievable he didnt go last season 7 year deal or not.

    Totally agree regarding Anita too.

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  • roblee7

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #15

    mattyNUFC….I guess yes, would be an upgrade, but only just. I guess I wouldn’t sack Pardew just so we could get di Matteo though…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16

    markaccus

    not really, we could maybe challenge higher with this team with a better manager, maybe not get top 4, but at least push like everton are as well as playing some entertaining stuff too

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    About that free advertisement I am not even sure that is legal here in DK!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Mindshaft,

    From your previous post.

    Is Almost def better than definitely or less so. 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #19

    jesper

    never got chance to get back to you yesterday…glad you enjoyed the article.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #20

    TS

    with all due respect to Martinez, he is halfway through his first season, look at how good Cisse was for his first half season, Pardew is now in his forth year, if Martinez is forced to generate cash as Pardew has will Everton still be as good as what they currently are, and in fairness the side Martinez inherited is far better that the one which Pardew inherited, we really should think a little bit wider when it comes to our manager, what happens if it goes pear-shaped as it often does when you have to generate cash.

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #21

    spoof:

    Have to say i totally disagree. I presume your including the andy carroll transfer in that £15million transfer deficit? if so in reality that massively skews the overall outlook. We have brought in a lot of quality players while Pardew has been in here. Am i right in saying you may have just inadvertently called Alan Pardew a ‘miracle worker’. Yes Pardew hasn’t been supported as well as other managers but we have spent money and we do have the players to do better.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Roblee

    I have just read out your last couple of post on the last article, me and my work mates appreciate the entertainment!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #23

    For his Sterling work at NUFC this season Pardew gets next weekend off to go to pubs bars and taverns to pick up chicks.

    Happy days.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #24

    T sage

    Again it could go either way. It could make us finnish 6th, or it could drop us to 12th. Purely for the prize money reasons i am not convinced its worth the risk. It would make for nicer viewing, but it might feel hollow if we lose a couple of Mil in the process

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  • roblee7

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Markaccus…its entertaining now but wasn’t at the time. Tedious for all involved, especially me!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #26

    It amazes me that we’re talking about Pardew when in reality surely its JFK. The man is appointed as DOF. He signs one player on loan and then declares the squads strong enough for anything thrown at it?! What exactly does that mean? Strong enough for Champions League/ Europa/Premiership/Relegation….etc.

    JFK really irks me. The man is not based in the North East thereby how can he make an informed opinion about the club, the region and what is required. Again MA and JFK have completely misjudged fans appetites. They have even misplaced and misrepresented the players as well. Where is the ambition? It’s all very vague…..
    As for our team being stronger than when we finished 5th…..well that very subjective. I feel until such time as this squad achieves that its purely conjecture. Remember in that season we had Ba for half of it and Cisse was scoring for fun!
    I think the club do need two signings at the minimum, and they need them now. They need a RW player, neither Sissoko or HBA are suitable in that position. HBA should be playing as a no. 10 in a free role in the middle, Sissoko in a central defensive role closing down play with Tiote. In addition to HBA we need a player such as Remy Cabella who can thread the right passes to enable Cisse to score. Both Remy and Cisse on their own does not work. So JFK I would argue with you and claim our informed opinion to be uninformed and would urge the club to buy a no.10/ Striker and a RW player this window. Leave till summer and the world cup, you’ll find all players fees inflated! ACT NOW.

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Spoof:

    The thing with generating cash from sales of players is you re-invest (just as we did with the Carroll Money). Everton will be fine they are playing good stuff, they have a decent squad (i think ours is better). They are getting good players on loan. I think you are missing the point that almost no clubs arent selling clubs for the right price.

    I dont know why you seem to think our club is there simply to make a transfer surplus, we are slearly not otherwise we would have sold all of our best players and wouldnt have brought in half of france!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #28

    spoof

    fair points i do accept it takes more than a good 6 months. But everton are much like us, don’t spend big and sell as much as they buy, if not more.

    overall we have made more money than spent but the quality we have brought in is better, pardew has a better side now than when he took over i feel.

    I also think pardew has had a very irrational pattern here, finishing 13th, 5th, 16th and now in 8th.

    I say a lot my issue with pardew is i don’t see a style of play, especially not a style of getting goals, i can see how nearly all other side play on goals, whether target man, one-twos around the box, crossing in…i don’t see a plan for us other than get 10 behind the ball and try to nick a goal here and there.

    martinez has stamped his attcking, passing style on everton right away….it took a pre season to sort that out, yet pardew still hasn’t got that working properly.

    I accept he has limitations with spending but so do most clubs in the league, he has a good team he isn’t suited to in my view, we should look to upgrade, no quick appointment, just plan ahead and look for a manager with qualities/style to suit out players.

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  • roblee7

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus…was meant to say, where do people get these jobs where they get to sit and chat on a blog all day? Haha, wouldn’t mind one like that myself 🙂

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  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Repost from thread before last:

    lesh // Jan 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Himnashu… @24

    Your asterisked language just illustrates the intellectual limitations you have.

    Think about it, it’s not the likes of me and the other unidentified posters you refer to that enable Ashley to run his company as he sees fit.

    Yes there are a helluva lot of emotional stakeholders to whom Newcastle United means so much. Such stakeholders the 50k fans who turn up for games at SJP, spend a lot of money on their tickets and many thousands who support the lads at away games. There are supporters like me who was born in the City and lived Newcastle United for many years, attending games when the club they was there and now support their club from a distance, in some cases great distances.

    I and others do not fully support the way that Ashley runs the company that he owns outright but we have no choice but to accept the fact whining on and repeating the same and unfounded mantras of taking money from the club etc, will achieve absolutely nothing, zilch, diddly squat!

    May I respectfully suggest that unless and until you are able to produce irrefutable evidence of maladministration, you think about ways of persuading Ashley he should change his approach to managing his investment.

    Were you a season ticket holder, you would have the prerogative of giving it up, in fact you could demonstrate your disaffection by not attending games!

    Sage…. Re Rangers…. The company that owned the club was liquidated in 2012 and the club therefore ceased to exist. The club’s interests were taken over by w new owner and lo, Glasgow Rangers rose like the Phoenix. So technically the new Rangers is a different entity to the old.

    However, that’s nitpicking and you’re morally correct in that tge spirit of the original Glasgow Rangers lived a d lives on.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #31

    roblee

    it’s not fun really, much rather be busy and working on something meaningful

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #32

    leesh

    i was going to say…you had me on a technicality haha

    but ultimately these bigger clubs, which we are part of don’t go bust, maybe have some hard times but never best altogether.

    Not that i think we should gamble with our future either, but would be nice to gamble a little more, not enough to risk the club though.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #33

    G

    I know what your getting at, but in all honesty has Pardew ever been at a big club where he gets support from the owner/board, in all honesty he hasn’t so none of us know how he would do, its all guess work, what really puzzles me though is the amount of fans who still feel that Pardew is tactically inept, look at some of the games this season, Man U, City on Sunday, Chelsea and Liverpool, with all due respect to our lads who are a talented bunch, we are still way behind then in terms of natural ability, yet we have went out with a plan to try and stop them and give ourselves a chance, and it worked, yes we lost v City but was it us who lost the game or the ref losing it for us, basically City are miles ahead of us but due to organisation and the way we approached the game we actually looked the better side for long periods, Liverpool was men v boys until Mbiwa got sent -off, Man U we controlled as we did with Chelsea, granted we couldn’t do that if the players were not good enough but at the same time tactically and technically Pardew outdone most of them, in all honesty I don’t think anyone could really argue with that, so why do we still have this nonsense that Pardew is tactically useless, if you analise the City game the difference was that City had players who could put the ball in the net we didn’t have them, it was player ability and the ref who won that game for them, as far as tactics go Pardew had the weaker team who were more dominant.

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  • NEoffers.co.uk

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #34

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Roblee

    The boss is out today. Going to be very busy next few weeks so i am taking tje chance while its here 😀

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Spoof if Pardew’s performance was judged purely on those specific games you would have a point. He does however manage the team in every match and we a tactically floundering in quite a few of them. Yes he has done fairly well against the bigger sides this year but in reality we arent creating many chances and its only a matter of time before the goals dry up if nothing changes. Oh sorry the goals have dried up :-p

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #37

    spoof

    the ironic thing is pardew gets the best out of us when we are playing big sides

    it’s when we come up against smaller teams we should dominate we just sit back and don’t really take the game to them.

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #38

    No offence spoof, but that last comment about City having players who could put the ball in the back of the net and we didn’t is just a bit too far, for a start Mr Tiote may dissagree with you there. Fair comments other than that though. We disagree about AP’s technical ability, as I see him as a manager who does not understand the best methods of deploying the players at his disposal. That’s not a criticism at you, it’s just my opinion. Cisse and HBA are perfect examples, nether player has become a bad player, but they both look lost during a game as AP hasn’t given a game plan that suits their needs.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Spoof

    The quick answer to your well worded and backed up point is “haters gonna hate”

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #40

    G

    that’s my concern too…we seem to want to buy technical players, so surely we’d be best suited to getting a technical manager.

    it’s currently like we have a rally driver in an F1 car…..he can drive the car but not quite as fast as somebody who is used to it.

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