Newcastle Reported After Fulham Central Midfielder

Newcastle are said to be considering going after Fulham central midfielder Steve Sidwell, or let’s be more exact, there’s a report in the Mirror that says Alan Pardew wanted to bring Sidwell to Newcastle when he signed for Fulham in January of 2011, and they make the jump that Pardew will be interested in the player this summer.

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Steve Sidwell – are Newcastle really after this player?

And don’t  forget it’s a Sunday, when there are lots of stories that test reality (well – more than usual), and we have to hope this one is not true.

Stoke City are also said to be interested in the former Reading, Chelsea, Villa and Fulham player, who started his career in football at the Arsenal Youth Academy.

Sidwell will be available from Fulham, after the London club were relegated last season, and one reason for the story could be that Sidwell will be a free agent in the summer, after spending three and a half years at the Craven Cottage club.

And Newcastle are always interested in cheap players – if that’s the right way to put it. 😀

But lets face it – Sidwell hardly fits the profile of players Newcastle want to sign these days – he’s past his best and will turn 32 before the end of the year.

This is what Alan Pardew said when Fulham signed the player over three years ago:

“I would have looked to bring Steve here. He was absolutely brilliant for me at Reading.””I think Fulham were fortunate to get a fantastic bargain.”

We suppose he could be brought in as a backup – but we think this story is stretching it – Mike Ashley just doesn’t like to pay high wages to older players, who are way past their best.

He did that once with former England center-back Sol Campbell and was badly burned.

This story cannot be true – or else Newcastle’s ambition is even less than we thought.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #1

    How many people will get his name on there replica kit next season?

    Id say maybe 15 at best.

    Bargain bin rubbish.

    Hope we go down twice.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I only said would anyone take him, wouldn’t really call it a report like 😉

  • Graeme

    May 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #3

    He is an absolute “Sports Direct” signing.
    Cheap as chips, effing useless tat, waste of time and money.

    Is that the best the “Sundays” can come up with? lmao

  • Graeme

    May 24, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #4

    TADS – is your secret life that of a “Daily Mirror” Reporter??
    No? I really didnt think so either lol

  • scout

    May 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #5

    I stuck his name up a couple of weeks ago. He would be a decent signing, would prefer Gareth Barry if we are looking for some experience in the middle though

  • stan anderson

    May 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry to say but we are a joke of a club now.

  • scout

    May 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Ryan Ennis

  • wicken

    May 24, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Makes sense. The only way to get a worse defence then we have now is to get Fulhams defence.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 25, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #9

    tads…have you been speaking to Ed? 😉

  • manxpie

    May 25, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #10

    was gutted qpr won and came up even more so after watching the highlights!!

    jesus christ how did derby lose that and to think they have spent nowt and relied on youth compared to a team that have spent champions league kind of money to put the latter to shame in footballing terms is a joke

    absolutly gutted for them i just hope that qpr go bust after there transfer embargo

    would still get joey back tho 🙂

  • manxpie

    May 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #11

    plus has hughes had a massive growth spurt or is it just me?

  • manxpie

    May 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #12

    tads genuine question do you do “work” for NUFCFANS on twitter?


    May 25, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #13


  • GeordieDan

    May 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Wow, Sunday morning bollox starting early today!

  • musomag

    May 25, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Relegation fodder that’s sounds more believable than players like Cabella. This club has really gone to the dogs. Thanks Mike,

  • Thump

    May 25, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #16

    …I can’t even decide what to say about this.

  • manxpie

    May 25, 2014 at 3:27 AM

    Comment #17

    toon toon i notice ya didn’t answer me last time so i must’ve been right!

    quite sad tho don’t ya think??

    but as we have seen there are some lonely mental nutters on here! lol

    infact ya 1 of quite a few sadly!!!

  • 2_goal_tino

    May 25, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m surprised we aren’t interested in Mame Biram Diouf for a free transfer. Looks like he is going to Stoke and we were linked to him for a couple of windows.

    Dream free transfer signing would be Jeremy Menez – been linked so often to him in the past- but can’t see it ever happening. Firstly because he’ll get better offers and secondly he is basically HBA II – Pardew would never go for it.

  • Greebol1892

    May 25, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Look man, it’s the Mirror. Probably one of the best sources of bullcack on the planet….. doh.

  • Thump

    May 25, 2014 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #20

    @2_goal: Menez is on a free? You’d have thought we’d have been all over that…

  • headtheball

    May 25, 2014 at 5:08 AM

    Comment #21

    Anyone remember Guy Mitchell?
    I never felt more like singing the blues
    we never win, we always lose
    we’re PARDEW’D
    he’s got us singing the blues

  • cestriasteve

    May 25, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #22

    Thump menez, he’s a proper right winger now why would Pardew want him, Sissoko plays there!! Lol it’s almost comical.

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Mike Ashley just doesn’t like to pay high wages to older players who are way past their best????Maybe Mike Ashley will refuse Yaya Toure(he is too old at 31 year).Maybe Claude Makelele was too old when he won PL.The problem is although this player was short time Chelsea player he is low-class football character(Larsson,Cattermole type of junk) and broke Shola Ameobi cheekbone as well intentionally.We have Tiote and Sissoko for that position.Other positions in our team are vulnerable.

  • ToonMatt

    May 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #24

    I honestly believe we are after players like Sidwell, Colbeck and Bent? Ashley has not spent a single penny on a single player in two years and is making a £100m+ a season off the club without spending a penny so why would he start throwing money around now? He will spend nothing and get 50,000 at SJP next season supporting his regime? Anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded.

  • Lee Dodd

    May 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Next Season Is Very Worrying… Players leaving – The Club ending Contracts and then we Put Players Up for sale … We get a 20 year old Forward for the reserves so we can sell him in 2 years and make a £10 million profit… There is a Big Cancer in this club its Called MIKE ASHLEY… Who will we get ??? a few on Loan then say we bid for such and such but the Bid wasn’t accepted or They wanted to Much money to sign… We have a Good Defender going to the world cup in Curtis Good … Bring Him through… Pardew Must be the Only manager who can Be Given good Players and Turn them into Hopeless Players Like Santon HBA Marvaux Cisse … Even Remy at the End Looked as if he had Been Pardewed !!!! that Gawnt Drawn Hacked of look !! I hate to say it but I can see us in the Bottom 6 all season …

  • cam_toon

    May 25, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #26



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