It’s Time To Sign Up This Striker For Newcastle


28 year-old Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis didn’t sign for Inter-Milan after all last month, and we have to think there’s a very good chance that Newcastle can sign him as a free agent in the summer, and there’s no reason why he cannot be signed up now to  a pre-contract agreement.

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Bafe Gomis – sign this man up

But it looks like that’s something he hasn’t done yet,  as he had this to say to L’Equipe today:

“I have not signed any pre-contract with anyone,” “I can pretty much go, as I can very well stay.” “I play with the mindset of a player who loves his club and respects his contract.”

“I would not want to give the impression that my head is somewhere else.” “I’m still proud to wear these colors, and I have a lot of ambitions with OL [Lyon]. So don’t expect me to give up.”

That’s a nice PR statement from Bafe, but that’s all it is, and we certainly expect Bafe to respect his five year contract at Lyon and give them 100% while he’s there, which is until the end of June, and then he can sign for any club as a free agent.

And there have been quotes coming from the French International striker’s Twitter account, that he would like to sign for Newcastle, and that he is already learning English for his new career in England.

We just hope that’s going to be with Newcastle United, because as a free agent this lad would be a good signing for Newcastle.

And he could potentially link up well with 23 year-old Dutchman Luuk de Jong, who we hope will earn a deal on Tyneside in the summer, by scoring some goals for us through the final 14 games of the season.

You never know – maybe there’s some good things about to happen to Newcastle before the end of the season, and also in the summer.

That would be a complete shock – but also a very nice change. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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352 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed – Why??

    Mag

    I could take losing a few games if it got rid of pardew. Let’s face it the season’s over and even pardew couldn’t relegate us from here.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Only seen bit of this lad, not hugely impressed but if the club want him why was he not bought in january or at least signed up to a pre contract to join in the summer.

    They clearly don’t fancy him.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Great hold up striker,

    but the main thing is

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    soon be 29yo but agree he would be an improvement to the squad but i would rather have luuk/cisse/goofy as our main strikers untill a better quality striker comes along.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    THAT STUPID OLD MAN IS NO LONGER AT OUR CLUB MUAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew is the elephant in the room and until he is removed nothing will change he’s had three seasons and it’s not happening for him time for change.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    T sage

    maybe it was jfks job. We know how good he was at doing what he was meant to 😀

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #8

    markusss

    We just have to wait and see what fats does next.

    its still a slur , if you want everyone to be nice, you should too

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #9

    markaccus

    haha maybe. I think he walked as he didn’t want to be seen a the scapegoat, something llambias also did.

    Even Ashley’s own pals are abandoning him….his time is coming.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Mojo

    It is a shame you always feel the need to resort to personal insults when quite a lot of people actually share my views.

    It’s usually a sign of somebody who is very insecure or is somewhat cerebrally and intellectually challenged. Either works for me.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #11

    TS

    hahaha I think it might just work

    get paul MC in, pay him a couple of hundred, get him so laid back , and acting like a PIMP, furr coats on the touch line, walking into the media room with his pimp stick and bendy wendy his public relations BIATCH

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #12

    The writing is on the wall for Pardew a good hiding of Chelsea and he will be gone.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Mag

    it really sucked that no one else was even interviewed for the job at the time. History shows that Pardew’s one top 6th finish in nearly 20 years was clearly a one off dependent on so many factors that season.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Mag

    sadly I think there’s more misery to endure yet, but to get rid of JFK is at least a positive start.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed
    Why? The lads nearly 30, well outside the transfer policy and really doesn’t look that great

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda Ashley took a gamble with Pardew that’s what he basically is a gambler and it’s gone arse up on him Kinnear was pardews excuse for pardews cock ups and Ashley has removed his excuse and so pardews on his own.

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  • nightfa11

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #17

    gomis? wtf? we need a profilic striker..not someone who scores a goal every 3 matches..at their prime..in french league..at 29..

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Well Done Kinnear But What About Alan Pardew?

    1 hour ago by Adam Morrison
    Well what can you say about the Kinnear resignation?

    I say thank you Joe for doing the decent thing and going. This is more than I can say for the pathetic puppet that is our manager.

    kinnear resignation People need to remember it was job success for Joe. Does anyone really think the job description was to go out and take Newcastle to the Champions League?

    Joe has helped ensure that Newcastle are around £60 million in the black this season thanks to increase in tv revenue and transfer dealings.

    Kinnear has done everything that was asked of him yet will not give more time to cover up the horrendous job being done by the other two cockneys at Newcastle.

    People can say what they want about one game not defining a season but the pure humiliation on Saturday was like nothing I have ever experienced at Newcastle. That I’m afraid is someone’s fault and that person is Pardew!

    The constant lies and excuses are driving me away from the game I love. We still had 11 players who should have been able to compete with a team that was bottom of the league for most of the year.

    The words ‘we were probably too hyped up for it’ nearly made me put a wall through in my house when I heard it. Is this the sort of guy you want as our manager!?

    Kinnear has again done his job and took the heat off Pardew for a few days but I just hope by this time next week we are talking about Pardew growing a pair and taking responsibility and resigning.

    Hey, maybe without a DOF and manager even Ashley might consider walking away……

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Old Carr should be lining up top young strikers anyone could scout established internationals.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    If we’re 1-0 away from home what are we supposed to do?defend all game going for the 1-0?,keep attacking and leave yourself open?.What most teams would do is sit back and counter attack hoping to catch the other team out but if you don’t score it looks like your defending too much,Chelsea were perfect last night,got the goal early and played on the counter but they have world class players all over.I bet the performances your talking about were mostly away from home.

    mojo

    last night Chelsea played man c , I would expect some counter attack football

    but you pick the best teams in the league, im talking about playing Cardiff west brom stoke sundeland Fulham, these types of teams at our home, we do not set out to attack, with our better quality, we sit and wait, score then defend,

    we only beat stoke at home because they lost 2 men, we were already a goal down and looking poor,,

    but you can highlight the games v the top teams if you like

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    rotonda

    Pressure in mounting on Ashley, fans back against him, his two chums llambias and kinnear walking away from jobs he gifted them….pardew will walk before the end of the season (just a hunch, keep his stock high)

    Even the media now say “mike ashley has brought stability to the club but….” and some say nothing much will change til he leaves.

    Everyone is figuring the man out for what he is.

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Is Carr accepting responsibility for scouting Anita?

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    rotonda

    the only player that looked hyped up was dummet when he went into bardsley
    other than that one time in 90+ mins, we let them do what they wanted

    now that’s sad

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #24

    mag

    whats wrong with anita? nothing special but was only 5/6mil

    No scout gets everything spot on

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #25

    “It’s Time To Sign Up This Striker For Newcastle”

    Why?

    And just whilst I am being ever so slightly critical; I very much liked the idea of a ‘Mission Statement’ but did not get to the end of the ‘bullet points’ as they became very descriptive and rambling. Any chance you (Ed) could revise and make them proper targets which I may then be able to agree/disagree with?

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #26

    I like anita, he has ability , can spot a pass, and generally gets stuck in

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Old Carr has scouted Anita,Marveuax Amilfatano Abhied De Jong

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #28

    catchy

    quick whip around for the tickets then? haha

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Did you watch Anita against the Mackems enough said.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #30

    mag

    3 of them are doing ok

    1 untried
    1 not that good

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Transfer Sage

    deal 😉

    we can give a good tip too 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #32

    mag

    I can point to 10 others that started the game with him that where just as bad

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #33

    mag

    can’t judge de jong yet

    Also i dare bet he has recommended much better players but when the owner shops on the freebie bin or damaged goods it’s hard for him.

    I bet if you look through his lists there are some amazing players.

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #34

    @30 ha ha! They can’t get into the team and Anita is always the first one subbed.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Rotonda
    That stat was ridiculous and you repeated it quite a few times,i was just setting the record straight.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Catchy
    Why do you question the least relevant point?.I used Chelsea as an example because they went a goal up and played counter attack,when we go 1 nil up away and try to play on the counter it looks like were being too defensive because our counter attacks are not working. Chelsea have world class players everywhere

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  • lesh

    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s a bit worrying to see the sack Pardew brigade are on the prowl again.

    OK, get rid of him and then what? Neil Warnock? Joe Kinnear?

    Get a grip and try and think sensibly.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #38

    if i was carr i would resign as well he keeps putting players up to buy and we keep trying to buy them on the cheap he would be an asset for any other pl team

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #39

    mag

    but that is manager not the player

    anita has been man of the match many times

    marv, looked one of the better players , I think he normally does

    mhendi is doing very well in Greece undere a new coach, also did well in scottland

    LDJ, does not look a bad player, but lets see how he does with no service

    RA is the only one who has not shown us anything, but I did watch a reserve game on MUTV , they beat us , but I thought he did ok up to about 60 mins, but that is a different level

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  • mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #40

    @37 Kinnear is gone or haven’t you noticed?

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