Newcastle Move In For England Winger


Newcastle have been linked with Tom Ince over the last couple of years, and the contract of the 22 year-old runs out in June at Blackpool,  and the England U21 winger is currently on loan at Crystal Palace, who have got four wins on the trot since losing at Newcastle 1-0 on 22nd March, which was the last time we scored a goal.

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Paul Ince – in England’s colors

Tom started his career at Liverpool where he played once for the Reds, and in August three years ago signed on at Blackpool,  where he was successful and played 113 times for the Tangerines with 33 goals, so he proved he can score goals at the seaside club.

Tom played for the England U17, U19 and 13 times for the U21 side with three goals, and this season at Blackpool he appeared 23 times with 7 goals.

Since he’s been on loan at QPR, he’s played five times with one goal.

Last year he was named to the PFA Championship Team of the Year and was the Football League Young Player of the Year, so there’s no doubt this lad has a great pedigree, and of course his father is Paul Ince, the former Manchester United, Liverpool  and England midfielder..

While he becomes a free agent in the summer, Newcastle (or nay other club) would still need to pay a compensation fee to Blackpool, which could be set by a tribunal if necessary.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has stated that he would like to sign the 22 year-old to a contract at the London club.

In addition there were reports earlier in the week that Everton, Spurs and Newcastle have had talks with Blackpool about the player, but it seems no agreement was reached on the compensation, and it could definitely go to a tribunal – and the valuation could be close to £5M.

And Tony Pulis has sung the lad’s praises this week too:

“He’s going to be a top player.” “Tom has been absolutely fantastic, he’s got all the attributes and everything else. He will be a top Premier League player without a question of a doubt.”

“His attitude in training has been fantastic and the players have taken to him as well and I think that’s a great credit to Tom. He’s a credit to his parents, he’s been fabulous.”

Newcastle need players who can score goals from midfield, and this lad is English too – and he could develop into a great player on Tyneside – it only we can get him on board.

And that’s exactly what Newcastle are short of right now – great players.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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56 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Has anyone seen him play for Palace this season?

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Some of what Carragher says is right and there’s no point in comparing Pardew, to say, Allardyce. In order to be balanced about it , we have to acknowledge a few things in Pardew’s favour , along with the negatives.

    -He finished 5th – thats excellent
    – He manages with one hand behind his back because of a lack of investment.
    – When we sell good players it takes us ages to replace them
    – His team has lost its excellent playmaker, and a lethal striker – thats not his fault
    -Our football has improved from last year

    Of course there are loads of criticisms too but i think we have to be balanced about it.

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  • luxogeordie

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Personally, I feel to mince would be a good signing. As would victor Moses in my opinion. This would give us 2 fast wingers who have a decent final ball

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  • luxogeordie

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Tom Ince not to mince

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  • guvnor

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew can become a record breaker today by being the first manager to lose five straight games in the premier league. Sounds like another great excuse to sack the man. Ince looked good at Blackpool, but so did Gosling!

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Sadly I’ll have to miss the match as wife has booked some tour – will hopefully have internet so be able to check score now and then – it’s 18:00 and still 27″ here ….. Tough life 🙂

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Ko Samui, Thailand if you’re wondering 🙂

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  • guvnor

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    It doesn’t matter whom they sign Pardew the worst manager in employment is still here to mess it up.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    munster—- the main thing is – the negatives totally outweigh the positives regarding pardew.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Amount of old fat guys with young hot Asian girls is staggering, feel sorry for the girls / ladyboys if they have to have those guys slobbering over them to earn next to nowt

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    i dont think now is the time to be thinking of new players for next season . 10/10 never come anyway.

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  • guvnor

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Another loss will hopefully snap Ashley into action and peddle pardew.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #13

    mindshaft—-can you bring a ladyboy back for pardew ? , he needs a good fu””ing

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #14

    @stuart – think he’s already getting a right good shafting from Ashley every transfer window – explains why he’s spent up once jan arrives

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuart No9, I dont think thats really true. I think the time for change was at the end of last season, and now, but only if we get a better manager. The reason why Pardew has so many supporters like Carragher is that Newcastle are pretty much a mid table team, and he has us punching at about our average level. If he keeps Remy, and buys decent players of Debuchy’s level, its possible we could get 7th next season . I stopped being a Perdew supporter after Brighton last year, and predicted we would collapse, as we did. But its not as if Pardew is a Bryan Robson, or a Tony Adams, or some awful manager like that. If anything he has done an average job – ie mid table, then 5th, then nearly relegated, then mid table again. Thats hardly appalling. Much of what he says is true aswell ( plus plenty of rubbish ) , but its no more than most managers speak.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Munster

    big Sam at Bolton finished 7th and 8th in 06 &07

    the team was made up of players past there best , his team had a style , not one I like but he had them playing for him, he gave a free roll to Jay jay , he new what he wanted

    pardew finished a flucky 5th mainly because che and Liverpool having a mare of a season

    big Sam is twice the manager pardew will ever be
    that guy has dignity and humility

    pardew has neither

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  • clinath@ed

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Ah….to mince or not to mince?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Ince would be a good signing, but if was him I wouldn’t come here.

    don’t expect any signings this summer they won’t want to come here under AP & MA.

    Iv’e been on many different teams fans site and a high majority of them say Pardew is the worse manager to manage any team, they even stated that Newcastle have a superb squad but they are managed by a manager who loves playing long balls to no man’s land.

    so if other team fans know this about Newcastle god knows what the players think.

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  • Graham Carrtoon

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew wouldn’t know what position to put a ladyboy in.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Munster,

    I agree, there has been alot of wrong doing and poor planning away from the 1st team squad and the coaching set-up which HAS affected performances also.

    Lack of investment in the squad.
    Lack of ambition.
    Lack of consideration and foresight when replaceing outgoing players.
    Lack of consideration and foresight in the hiring of Joe Kinnear.
    Lack of PR resulting in us being a laughing stock.
    Lack of backing for the manager – unable to build his own squad through not having the final say on transfers.
    Boardroom unrest.
    Losing our best players season after season, no continuity.
    Lack of respect and consideration for the local media which seems to have resulted in a slagging match between the two of them. Each sides are having pops at each other which in turn gets the red tops involved. More bad press.

    All of the above affects morale, confidence, determination and ambition in our current group of players and the coaching set-up.

    The club is rotten from the top down.

    None of this can be put down to the players or coaching set-up.

    The club needs sorting out from the top down, it’s a disgrace really.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom Ince, some great bench fodder right there.

    Where exactly would he play under Pardew? Gouffran and Sissoko are our wing backs for next season.

    Just another player that does not ‘track back’ and would be used experimentally for 2 seasons before being shipped out again.

    All the signs suggest Palace will be above us in the table next season, he should stay where he is. He would get greater exposure at our club, but what exactly is Pardew/Carver/Stone going to teach him? Apart from extinguishing any flair he has, and perfecting his ability at wasting corners.

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  • Graeme

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Ancient – there has still not been a replacement for our past master of the Corner takers. I refer of course to the master, non less than one Geremi, formally of this parish.

    The only man I have ever seen who can be guaranteed to put the corner kick exactly onto the head of the first defender. His dedication and mastery of finding that defender was legendary.
    We have no one today able to touch him!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Munster…regardless our football is and always was crap under Parsnip!

    …if he wants to be excused then he should be a manager 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper, much of the football this season has been fine . Same when we got 5th. Catchy, if you want Sam back you can have him. I know that you’re not saying that, but Sam peaked years ago and I’d have Pardew all day long ahead of him. Dignity? Sam is full of shit after every single game. At least Pardew will give credit to other teams, unlike many managers eg Sam, Pulis, Moyes etc etc.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #25

    *shouldn’t

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #26

    And please, dont quote me about managers who have won things. If you want a good british yeoman manager who has won something, then take Big Eck!! If we change manager it has to be for someone good – and by that I dont mean guys like Solsjaer ( failure in england so far ) or the Makems manager ( well done on relegation ) – yet half the know nowts on this site wanted them. Why ? Because they are young. The Norwich manager is young too – lets see how he does. The only reason Cardiff will stay up is because Norwich lost their nerve and sacked Hughton ( who incidentally is crap too , so no harm in him leaving NUFC ) . Does anyone think he would have got us to 5th ??? Incidentally, i’m not a Pardew loyalist, just being balanced. I’d love a Garcia etc

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster…we also wanted Martinez but we all know what we were told on that part 😉

    …Solskjær hasn’t done that bad with the crap team he has got. He has probably done better than Parsnip with less?

    I would like to see a guy like Clark or Howe here! It is a gamble but a gamble within our means.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Prodigy
    Good post mate

    Munster
    Do you have a link to the Carrager interview?

    Well feel proper sh1t, full on man flu! Come on lads 3 points give us something to smile about!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Just when you thought you’d heard it all the North sea trawler man reckons Sam Allardyce is noted for his humility.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Solsjaer done fcuking awful!
    He has a decent team in comparison with most near the bottom and after every game spits out more sh1te than a muck spreader!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #31

    JFA
    Allardyce? Dignified?
    I don’t think those two words have ever been used in the same sentence!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Munster @ 23…that is probably where we disagree!

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  • richyg01

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    PAUL!?

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail, I know, its laughable. Bit we all agree that Sam would have impoved Madrid wouldnt he? You see he has all these nutritionists and masseurs. He’s a great man really. If Sam loses a game 6-0 , he will always say that had they scored first , it would have been a different game 🙂 ( yes Fats, 6-1)

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    I think Ince would be a good signing, along with Ravel Morrison and Cabella in midfield and would cost a like £15m

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Funny how football really is seen through the eyes of the beholder! Beautiful 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ve just googled Sam Allardyces most dignified and humble quotes, I carnt believe it !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Fulham seem to be having a mini revival
    Bad news for the Mackems 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Sam is definitely a manager I wouldn’t want back

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 19, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #40

    And in terms of blaming the fans, Pardew is certainly no worse than the likes of Sam and Souness who railed against our “over inflated” expectations. By the way, as I said before, we need to be a bit concerned re our chief scout as his finds are not as great as we would think. Whats that new striker all about???

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