Newcastle Going After Hull Center-Back Curtis Davies


It seems that Newcastle United are now after Hull City center-back and captain Curtis Davies.

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Curtis Davies – Hull City center-back

The center-back has always been a good player, and we have been linked with the 29 year-old before, but he tends to pick up injuries and generally misses quite a number of games in a season, but that seems to have been  earlier in his career.

Last season, he looked good and in his very first season at Hull City he played a total of 43 games and scored 5 goals.

Previously he had been at Birmingham City for three seasons, and at Aston Villa and West Brom before that, so the Leytonstone born player who started his career at Luton Town, has played a lot of his football in the Birmingham area.

And he is also now 29, so that’s a little bit old for Newcastle, who like their players to be younger and can still improve, once they arrive on Tyneside.

The news is that both Everton and Sunderland are interested, but he will cost a whopping £8M, which for a 29 year-old is not cheap, and expensive when you consider that Hull paid just over £2M for him from Birmingham last summer.

The deal Newcastle may be trying to make is to send Steven Taylor the other way in a player exchange deal, and make up the difference with £4M (hopefully less than that) in cash, and a ready-made replacement for Davies, who is a little younger – may even sound like a decent deal to Hull’s Geordie manager Steve Bruce.

It’s very true that Davies looked very good last season, and while Steven Taylor does not want to leave his home town club, he may not get the chance to stay, if indeed a deal is cut between the two clubs.

And with players playing well into their 30s these days, a player swap plus £4M in cash could even be a good deal for Newcastle to get Curtis on Tyneside.

In the three years he was at Birmingham City he played 106 times with 12 goals, and he is also dangerous from set-plays, which are players Newcastle need to draft in this summer.

And it’s also good to see Newcastle after defenders, after we have conceded a massive 127 goals in the last two Premier League seasons.

Curtis is the captain of Hull City, and has good leadership skills, and that’s something else Newcastle were short of this year,  when the team went into a terrible tailspin.

6″2″ tall Curtis Davies could be a good buy for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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21 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    If this is true then it shows Pardew rates him over M’Biwa .

    God help us all 🙁 .

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  • bobby mango

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Why not go for Ashley Williams? Better and cheaper.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #3

    How can we be, what’s happened to the over 26 policy ?

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  • Graeme

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Can understand getting Saylor out the door, but why go for an older player in exchange?? Mbiwa should be our main man and a seriously good CB to play alongside him would be ideal

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  • G

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #5

    I would rather keep Taylor. Decent player as CD is, you have to question his commitment at times. At Brum he was only in it for the money, and has used Hull purely as a shop window?

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 8, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #6

    We need a commanding centre back with an aerial threat at set pieces to replace Willo, and Mbiwa was so bad at times you’d understand why Newcastle might want too offload.

    …………………………..Krul

    Debuchey………?????………Colo……….Santon

    ……………………..Colback……Tiote………..

    ………..Sissoko…………..Cabella……….Gouffran

    ……………………………?????????………

    That’s not a bad side if we can get an upgrade on a Willo/ Taylor type centre back and a Remy calibre equivalent centre forward and one that can both work hard but also take teams on and play entertaining football.

    I think you need Grenier or similar type too and some of the kids to step up and Newcastle might push on into legit top eight next season.

    It’s got to be doable with the money we have in cash to pay up front. No bullshit, get it done. Anything less than seriously going after that really is just taking the piss at this stage of the game.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #7

    @bobby mango
    I’m with ya there,Ashley Williams is well decent.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 8, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #8

    I can really see an exciting window happening and a top challenge for 7 th place in the league…..NOT.
    Don’t think we will be relegated but it’s gonna be difficult to watch,and just to think last season was bad in the last few months ,the season ahead is gonna be extremely painful to watch

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  • manxpie

    Jun 8, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #9

    bpc so is it pardew buying players now?

    come on ya can’t have it both ways as soon as a player is linked!

    if it’s linked with this kinda player with a shit paper its pardew
    if its a decent player from god knows wat source its brilliant and pardews not mentioned

    same with selling players

    the club has said he has no actual decision on transfers so why blame him for this or selling players?
    there’s only 2 people that we know off that are responsible ashley n charnley

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  • toon kk

    Jun 8, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #10

    We’re linked with 101 different players; Its breaking MA heart the thought of parting with money.

    Strange club that doesn’t value it’s own fans.

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  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #11

    toon kk, there’s nowt wrong with the club, it’s the owner and his way if running it that’s the problem.

    How the hell can a business seem to do its level best to pi$$ off its customers beats me – and countless others I’m sure.

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  • Sav

    Jun 8, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #12

    If I see that putrid ad for toe-nail fungus cure again, I’m gonna barf. Plain and simple. My keyboard will look like a Hull City shirt.
    Ed, I don’t begrudge you the few bob but the ads on this site are getting worse than the S****Direct.Com Arena.
    As for this Curtis Davies to Toon story, it is from the Mail or the Mirror. That doesn’t make it even vaguely related to news. Hans Christian Anderson used to write for them.

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  • Blofal

    Jun 8, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Jimmy I think Gouffran needs to be a squad player. He is a grafter but hasn’t offered terribly much going forward beside a couple of opportunist goals.

    Ayew, Lacazette, Townsend, Zaha. We need aregular goal scoring threat down that left hand side.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 8, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #14

    He was one of the best centre backs last season in the premier league. Will have him over Coloccini who is looking past it together with Williamson, who is a good cover to have instead.

    Hope we get Curtis Davis. Very powerful player.

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  • thai-mag

    Jun 8, 2014 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #15

    This has got to be a Sunday newspaper story, they have nothing new to print so they put any twaddle in just to try to sell them

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Jun 8, 2014 at 4:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Curtis Davies is not a bad player and most important he is good fair football game character.But Newcastle must not to forget Steven Taylor easily.His 10 games with Coloccini undefeated,love for Newcastle and celebrating a goal together with wheelchair Newcastle supporter I can’t forget.

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  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2014 at 5:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Lilongwe…..

    Your 19th blog in TF makes for a good read. Just as well you managed to contain your frustrations at events NUFC and limit them to a few paragraphs. Your restraint is to be commended.

    Let’s hope all of the Africa sides have a good run in Brazil and that Shola and Cheik play blinders.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 8, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #18

    It looks like we are shooting in the dark..whether its buying or selling players…plenty of bargain bids put in waiting for someone to yield..and trying the same way to offload players..The only difference this window is in the number of bids put out…

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 8, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Marseille attacking midfielder Andre Ayew wants to leave the French outfit for a bigger club and could well be on the move this summer as a result.
    Ain’t that another one we were after????

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 8, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Manx…you know as well ad everyone else the list of potential new players are put together by Carr with the agreement of Pardew. It’s then presented to NoNuts and his tight hand.

    If Curtis is on that list it’s because Pardew wants him there. If a bid is being made it’s because NoNuts and his right hand agree he’s in our price range. This is common practice at most clubs.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #21

    …and yes Pardew doesn’t buy them per say!

    I cannot really see that’s what BPC is saying?

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