American Eyes Newcastle As Future Club


Oguchi Onyewu played on loan at Newcastle in the second half of the 2006-2007 season, and appeared 11 times for Newcastle,  but at the end of that loan spell from Standard Leige,  he wasn’t a starter and manager ta the time Glenn Roeder decided not to sign the American International 6’4″ center-back to a permanent deal.

Oguchi Onyewu

Oguchi Onyewu – free agent but not joining Newcastle

And since then Oguchi has played at Milan, Sporting Lisbon and Sheffield Wednesday and has been pit on loan at FC Twente, QPR and Milago.

Onyewu is now a free agent, and he recently learned he didn’t make Jurgen Klinsmann’s provisional 30 man US squad for the World Cup this summer, and is said to be disappointed at that.

This is what he has recently said:

“I was gutted not to be selected for the World Cup. I thought this past season I’d done everything I could to get in the 30-man roster.”

“I played 18 games with Sheffield Wednesday and played 90 minutes each time so I felt I’d washed away those injury concerns but life goes on.”

“Right now no decisions have been made but I’m aiming to stay in the UK,’ ‘It’s always a possibility that I will stay at Wednesday, but I want to weigh my options before I make a final decision.”

” Who knows, maybe I’ll have the opportunity to play for Newcastle again, you never know.’

And it’s that last line that has generated the news that he may rejoin Newcastle, but was probably said only in jest.

But he wasn’t good enough seven years ago when he was in his prime, an d having just turned 32 it’s very unlikely – to say the least – that he will sign for Newcastle this summer .

But we’re sure he would love to do that, because he was very positive about the club back in 2007, and he was a first class professional in his attitude and the way he went about things in training.

He’s played 69 times with 6 goals for the USA national side, and when on his game he is a strong and powerful defender at the back.

But there’s no way this player will be joining Newcastle in the summer.

Onyewu played for Newcastle just before Mike Ashley bought the club back in June of that year, and before Glenn Roeder was sacked and replaced by big Sam Allardyce in May of 2007.

But then Mike Ashley came in.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    May 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    So Benny allegedly chinned Pardew. A range of emotions really: jealousy and joy being just a few!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda,
    Is that the Richard Keys thing? Saw some headline, but didn’t read it, about us suing Keys for something to do with HBA.

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  • bobby mango

    May 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #3

    This headline made me think an American was looking to buy us… I was almost delirious with excitement.

    Then read is just a stupid/joking quip from an ex player. Is this really worth reporting?

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  • G

    May 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Please tell me that Chunky getting knacked of HBA is true. If it is, HBA’s stock has just risen by about 300% in my view.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 16, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    By ‘eyes’, you mean his eyes happened to accidentally read part of the word ‘Newcastle’ as they were looking for a team name with ambitions to win?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Lil,
    From previous thread, dead right Lpool owners werebup in court for debt owed or something like that.
    Looks like The Mail have got a bee in their bonnets with us.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Ahh I remember this lad!

    Onyewaynu! Haha

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  • Graeme

    May 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    On ya way was crap last time he was here. Hi is no better now!!

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  • Sav

    May 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    The Bassong link was more interesting. Gooch has had his day at Newcastle.

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Funnily enough, I can see a deal with this guy being done if Steven Taylor is sold . Such is the standard of players being targeted by the current regime

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