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Cross This Striker Off The List – He’s Not Coming

12:43 pm, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

News today in the Chronicle that Newcastle are not interested in 24 year-old Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere, who is a player offered to Newcastle by his club.

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Emmanuel Riviere – not wanted by Newcastle

Monaco have taken a cue from PSG, and in December of 2011 they were bought by Russian Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, and since then they have spent big money in the transfer market- in fact ridiculous money in the transfer market.

Monaco were relegated from the French First division in 2011, but finally got promoted last season, and they will now be in the Champions League next season, and the club are currently in second place in the French First Division, 7 points behind PSG.

It’s amazing what big money can do in football these days, but we’re not sure it’s a good thing, and we have several teams existing now that are the best money can buy, and of course they include Manchester City in England,  and of course Chelsea too.

It seems that Newcastle have other striker targets lined up for the summer, and we hope that’s true, but they are not interested in the Monaco striker.

We hope our striker targets are top players, because it looks like we could lose at least three of our current strikers in the summer, and we desperately need players who can put the ball into the back of the net.

The 24 year-old player was born in Martinique, and has played for all the French Youth sides, but never for the full French National team.

In January of 2013,  Riviere joined AS Monaco from Toulouse on a four-and-a-half-year contract, and the fee was reported to be around €4M – about £3.3M, and he’s apparently been offered to Newcastle for £4.5M.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 guvnor // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    That great striker’s not joining the circus?

  • 2 lesh // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    from previous post but….

    Slank… I think you may be wrong if you think there’ll not be a lot of our in-contract players wanting out this summer.

    As long as Ashley retains Pardew, there will be. He’s clearly got problems with sone players and getting the best out of them is impossible for him.

    Players need to see signs of ambition from the club, a club that sees players as assets to be sold rather than assets to be used to their greatest advantage in the team.

    But, sacking Pardew won’t be enough if he’s replaced by another journeyman such as Pullis.

    This is an opportunity for Ashley to make a statement with action to bring in top class coaching staff, major investment in the squad and an ambition to move the club forward.

    Will it happen? Something’s got to be to be done to arrest the club’s decline otherwise Ashley’s investment becomes worthless!

  • 3 martoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    I try not to comment on here too often but I cannot let pass the utter b*ll*cks written by Turkish. How dare you sit behind your keyboard watching the match on a dodgy stream and then call the fans who attend the matches. We simply want to support our team and watch them play football (admittedly not great at the moment). We are not giving our money to Ashley we are putting it into the club to pay player & staff wages and hopefully a bit left over for transfers. If people think a boycott is the way to go then fine but don’t name call those of us who wish to support out team – I know who the muppet is!

  • 4 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Anyone else get the impression fatboy might just completely asset strip the squad this summer and feck off? Just started making a profit, relativelyy high value squad in some areas, plenty of youngsters coming through to fill the registration gaps? Kinda hope im wrong and I kinda hope im right so he’s gone, but I could see the whole squad gone this summer without replacements and a nice big wad in the fatmans wallet to pay for rangers so he doesn’t have to spend any of his own money…

  • 5 thejokethatisnufc // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    what a joke our club has become iv stuck up for Pardew way too long in reality wanted to give him the benfit of the doubt but he doesnt help himself that twat.

  • 6 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    ED

    list?

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Martoon…I would never tell you what to do, but for some of us it is a bit of an enigma that alot of supporters are down right unhappy and want change but they don’t want to give up anything personal for that change!

    …they want to enjoy the luxury of going to games and wait for change to come on its own.

  • 8 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    A boycott at St James Park is never going to happen, and would not really benefit anyone, but a full St James Park 52,000 fans making themselves heard across the world shouting for “Pardrew Out”, and telling Ashley what they want from the club would have a huge impact.

    If you want things to change you have to be heard, and the best way to be heard is for 52000 fans to join in one voice loud and clear across the world.

  • 9 Oldgit1 // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Pardew will only retain players who want to be part of his vision, that’s us stuffed then, shola, gosling will be signed up on renewed contracts.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Firebug…I think you will that alot – I am not just talking about football here – would disagree and would argue the exact opposite!

  • 11 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    I can see most of our players wanting to leave to be honest! why stay for next season’s relegation and a season of 4-4-2 hoofball! this is clearly pardews ‘vision’ for the club! or something he dreamt up on acid like most of his tactics!

    So, to all you Ashley lovers out there, do you still think he’s better than Sheppard and hall?

    Ya’kno what right, I would LOVE IT, just LOVE IT, if the fatman got on the dognbone to KK, held up his hands, and said look, I know we haven’t got the greatest past, but I’ve mad a lot of mistakes during my time here and id like to apologise, the majority of our dispute was down to wise and llambias and I trusted the wrong people, so how about we put it all behind us for the best of the club, and you can come back and have complete control to sort this mess out….. ah what dreams are made of!

  • 12 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    jesper

    Getting an empty ground is never going to happen, for every season ticket that is cancelled a cheap alternative is introduced, and the seat is taken without any break. So the stadium is always full.

    The only alternative then is to use the masses in the ground to get a message across to the powers that be. If for 90 minutes the masses were calling for Pardrew’s head or stop selling of our assets etc, then eventually someone would get the message and maybe give Ashley some good advice for a change.

  • 13 BeeGuy // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Need a striker? Sign NIle Ranger!

    What the NUFC fans should do is boycott the away games. The empty visitors section would capture the attention of the national media.




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