Is The Mood Starting To Lift At Newcastle?


There are some signs – with the capture of Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella and hopefully Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaat for £5M today – that the mood on Tyneside is starting to lift just a little bit – after a horrendous second half of last season.

emmanuel riviere

Emmanuel Riviere – signed before the end of the week?

And if the press reports are to be believed,  we will also be signing Emmanuel Riviere of Monaco for £6M before the end of this week – a very decent 24 year-old former French U21 striker.

And if we can get Daryl and Emmanuel through the door,  that will be three very good players signed this week for around £20M – and it’s probably only £18M – with it being widely reported that we got a really good deal on Cabella, and he cost only a £7M up front payment.

And that’s all in one week with Newcastle probably signing more players than any other club so far this summer, six players in all by the end of the week, and at least three of them are top class players in Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat.

The other three are former Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, young Monaco striker Riviere (yet to be signed), and we’ll not forget 20 year-old Ayoze Perez, who we signed from Tenerife for €2M in early June.

Of course what we need most this summer are strikers, and there are some rumors floating around that the deal for Mathieu Debuchy has been held up because Newcastle may want to sign 21 year-old 6’4″ striker Yaya Sanogo, who was signed by Arsenal last year from Auxerre and the 21 year-old made 14 appearances last season for the Gunners.

The news had been that Newcastle could be interested in Joel Campbell, who played well for Costa Rica in the World Cup,  but maybe it’s Sanogo, and we should know soon, because once Janmaat is signed  – we assume Debuchy will move to Arsenal.

The jury is still out on Newcastle this summer, that’s very true,  but with potentially six players signed before the middle of July, and others being actively pursued – it could be a lot worse than it currently is.

We suppose that’s one positive way to look at things at Newcastle these days.

How do you think things are going at the moment?

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25 comments so far

  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #1
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Just seen the SD logo on the Oldham kit……somehow looks worse than the Wonga logo

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Who we should let go – Gosling (gone) , Obertan, Gutierrez,

    Who we should keep – M’biwa, HBA, Abeid

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #4

    @cwarr07: Mentioned today that @elgalgojonas contract has been terminated (paid up)
    Would certainly explain his absence from pre season #nufc

    Guti released?

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  • Blubber tits

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    If Jonas has been ushered out the backdoor and had his contract terminated, it’s a disgrace. Been a great servant and always, unwaveringly gave his all – deserves better.

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  • Clarko

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Any coverage of tonights game?

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Team:

    Alnwick

    Roland Aarons
    Mbiwa
    S.Taylor
    Dummet

    Gouffran
    Abeid
    Anita
    Colback

    Armstrong
    S. De Jong

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Players like HBA STaylor Marv Ober should be moved on if there not getting used
    All high earners who’s wages could go on players who would be used during the campaign

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  • dannitoon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Still need to sign a solid striker… got a feeling we may break bank n grab someone… bit like the shearer n Owen scenario… too much spent not to be serious this season

    I think Benteke, lukaku, bony or Remy. …

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Bench

    Ayoze Perez
    Haidara
    Bigi
    Sammy
    Vuckic
    Streete
    Woodman
    Satka

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Still don’t understand why Gouffran is not played as a ST.

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  • AaranD

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Really do hope whatever striker does come in is in the pace and power mold, like Benteke, Lukaku and DROGBA. Will cost upwards of £12 million though and I don’t see us breaking the Cabella price if it is £12 million.

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  • dannitoon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Nowt advertised anywhere… just next Tuesday 0830 on bt sports

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  • Joe1987

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Hi all, does anybody have any idea why we aren’t officially announcing the Janmaat deal? Possibly another signing imminent and wanting to unveil them together? Thoughts….

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Hahaha that has got to be one of the ugliest haircuts I’ve ever seen! What a photo! LOL

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  • Clarko

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #16

    dannitoon

    I too, think we will break the bank, I have a odd feeling about it, wouldn’t put it past us if we signed Remy, Benteke, Lukaku or Carroll. SkyBet has us one of the favourites to sign Benteke.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #17

    @ JP

    I agree m8, its hideous 🙂 .

    I blame Ed though, he could at least post a recent picture of the lad 😉 .

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  • Pardews Prolific Boys

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Benteke would be a ridiculous signing. Have we even been linked?

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Sanogo, Benteke and Riviere. This must be the best window if we get all three.

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  • toonicle

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t see Benteke coming but Sanogo would be a good buy from Arsenal, and we should be trying to get Hernandez from ManU

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #21

    JP
    Ah….. Oh dear, best phone my barber then!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #22

    BPC – Yeah Ed pick a better photo of him next time, he look like a real tool in that one lol

    Joe1987 – http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-transfer-news-minor-formalities-holding-up-daryl-janmaat-deal-9608203.html

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #23

    As it stands it’s hard not to get excited for next season though, if only Pardew had the balls to play the team like this;

    ———————————-Cisse / ?——————————–

    –Cabella / Gouffran——————————HBA / Sissoko–

    ——————————Siem De Jong—————————–

    ——————-Tiote——————-Anita / Colback————

    –Santon———–Mbiwa————Colo—————-Janmaat–

    ———————————-Krul————————————-

    That looks good I have to say and we could perhaps swap Sissoko for Anita in the middle and bring on Sammy Ameobi if HBA ain’t doing the business.

    We still need a bit more depth in Strikers, Wingers and a CB and we’re done 🙂

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #24

    fkkk… wait I’ll fix this…

    As it stands it’s hard not to get excited for next season though, if only Pardew had the balls to play the team like this;

    ————————–Cisse / ?————————

    –Cabella / Gouffran—————-HBA / Sissoko–

    ———————Siem De Jong————————

    ————-Tiote————Anita / Colback————

    –Santon——–Mbiwa———Colo———Janmaat–

    —————————–Krul—————————–

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  • magpiefifer

    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Some good looking signings/replacements but unfinished business yet – AND we still have Ashley and Pardew at SJP.
    Unlike some I’ll not get excited until those two go!

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