Newcastle Not A Big Enough Club For This Striker


One player who is missing so far from the Newcastle squad, and it’s shown in our two league games so far, is a proven natural goalscorer in the Premier League.

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Danny Welbeck – in England colors

When we did well in the first half of last season, we had Loic Remy who was that player, and in the 2011-2012 season when we finished 5th top, we had Demba Ba for the first half of the season, and then Papiss Cisse for the second half of the season fulfilling that role.

We must have created at least eight good chances in the first two games of the season, but we picked up only one point,  mainly because we failed to put any of those chances away – and it seems Newcastle have the same problem we had earlier this year – we find it hard to score goals.

Now it could be that Siem de Jong will make a big difference and the Dutchman almost got us the deserved win on Saturday with that late chance, and Many Riviere could also come good.

But it’s worrying that we haven’t replaced the departed Loic Remy – who apparently doesn’t want to return to Newcastle, because we are the a Champions League club and probably not ambitious enough.

It seems Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck is available, but there are multiple different reasons why there’s simply no chance he will be coming to Newcastle.

One is that he’s English, and he will come at a high price – a young England International striker who was in our World Cup squad – what’s he worth when you think that the rather ordinary Shane Long, Jordan Rhodes and Ross McCormack are supposedly worth £12M?

One other reason is that Danny has been used to Champions League football at the Red Devils – well at least until the last year or so.

He will be looking to join one of the top five clubs in England – Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham – and we don’t think he would even consider joining Newcastle United.

So it’s all very well saying he would be a great buy for Newcastle – but with our current standing in the football world – he will not want to come.

That’s the sad truth – and will be until we make a real attempt to get back into the top six in the Premier League.

Really sorry to be so realistic – but hey – chins up – maybe we can smash Gillingham tonight? 😀

Comments welcome.

Note: Kieron Hubbuck will be participating in the Great North Run this year for the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association or ALS – which is an incurable disease. Kieron’s Aunt was diagnosed with MNDA some months back, and that’s one reason Kieran is attempting to raise funds.

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192 comments so far

  • davis_toons

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew needs the fans support lets continue to support him for the next 10 years…

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  • midweek weekend

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    welbeck is far from world class but he is a good player, and imo would defiantly make us stronger, but i’d honestly be so surprised if we were to somehow sign him, its interesting arsenal are now sniffing around now giroud is injured, if hes good enough for them then hes good enough for us.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #3

    I think we do have a chance of signing Welbeck

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  • midweek weekend

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #4

    ToonFromLeeds

    would be a great signing to be fair, good proven premier league striker, just what we need really

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Of course i’d be pissed but i wouldnt lye down and roll over i’d get my head down and work harder make the manager pick me pardew dosnt o willo nothing hes not his signing like M’biawa but willo must be showing him more than m’biawa is

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Tequila

    I just think you’ve seen from bills son just what a thoroughly unpleasant bitter little man he can be.
    Respect is not based on age it’s based on what a person is like. Again pot kettle black.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    MYM should be in for saylor or Colo, not willo.

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  • Scottiedog

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #8

    If Welbeck wants first team football he will come to clubs like Newcastle, however if he wants to win cups and Europe etc he will be sitting on the bench at Arsenal

    At the end of the day it is the players motivation to either love the game to play or get paid to sit on his backside!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Welbeck is an okay player, works hard but will never be a top class striker and honestly dont want to see him here

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Collo is caption tho and a calming presence in back four

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t mind Welbeck to be honest. Rather have him than Cisse.

    Think he’ll probably end up at Arsenal though.

    I see Giroud has maybe broken his ankle, so no chance of getting Joel Campbell then.

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  • martoon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12

    I think we’ve no chance of signing Welbeck but I think he would consider coming here for a season on loan. He wouldn’t play in CL anyway and he knows he’d get regular football here and a chance to put himself in the shop window like Remy. This would also give us some time for Carr to work his magic and find us a striker.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast

    Stories going around that Remy will now go to the Gunners

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  • G

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Wellbeck is a better striker than he is given credit for, whilst not a prolific goal scorer, he’s great at creating oportunity. Makes space for others to utilise really well, however, I don’t think he is what our team needs right now. What we need is a prolific goalscorer. With a bit of luck Cisse will gel well with the new lads and show them how it’s done, however, we still need cover / replacement, whichever (or both) is more relevant.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15

    welbeck is not good enough for us

    he will just end the very ordinary player he is.

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  • DokToon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Rh, from 277 last thread…

    excactly, a great partnership with MYM and willo, resulted in more than a few clean sheets, yet we bring in colo as soon as we can, thus the downward spiral of last season…

    no player wants to come here simply for the fact that pards will play his favorites.. well, that and his tactics, his cheapskate, ambtionless owner, and no desire to lift some goddammed silverware before im dead….

    id take a cup and midtable, in a heartbeat.. for this season, at least 🙂

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  • Tinman

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed I think you’re wrong here. Would be surprised if Arsenals interest was anything more than interest. He is not a big player. He is not a prolific goalscorer. He is not world class.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #18

    much would welbeck cost if lads like long and mc’cormeckn cost 11mill plus and this an England international we cant aford him

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  • DokToon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #19

    remy, in a nutshell…

    moved to NUFC from QPR
    wants to go to a “big” club…

    so go… enjoy the one season or two on the bench, then go to turkey, or the ukraine, and enjoy…

    im doen with hearing about this effin ingrate…. move on…

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Where do people get this notion from that welbeck is a proven premier league goalscorer? He might play in the prem and he might of scored a few goals and I do mean a few over the years but a PROVEN PREMIER LEAGUE STRIKER HE MOST DEFINITELY ISN’T! He hasn’t proved shit as testified by his quite frankly poor goal record and knocking in a few doesn’t make him proven prem it makes him average run of the mill hyped up English striker who only has a “reputation” of any sorts because of who he plays for! Think stroller mk2

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  • beefman13

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #21

    That period after Xmas done us all in virtually, it was horrific, yes 4 goals in 14 and that was with three in a single game as well, wow that is mad, players who should have been brought in then who are now in beacuse they are cheaper, of course there was not ever going to be 10 brought in at Xmas i know that, but it was all part of the gamble as long as we remained in the Prem.

    It worked but by the skin of its teeth,the owner alienated himself even more, myself i was disgusted at the two previous windows, he was playing the roulette wheel with us and our emotions, it worked because we stayed up in his eyes but we were emotionally drained to the core, he has saved bit because he has got said players cheaper this summer, a business is what it is, tough decisions have to be made but your dealing with the Geordie nation here MA and all the supporters from around the globe as well, whatever you do wont change things in many supporters eyes, but from now on and with you just about having your loan repaid!!! we have to keep pushing on, fresh signings at every window even if some have to go, that is understood by me, you said you would generate all moneys that come in to the club back in to it, well you have your bit back you have spent the Cabaye and Debuchy money, now the test is when you have to go in to the club coffers to keep pushing forward, you have to we need that goal scoring striker and that big commanding centre half asap, MA big decisions are what you are used to but remember when hundreds of thosands of fans are involved just stop to consider them at depth, you really need to do this.

    Fans like John and Liam were incredible unbelievable supporters who maybe did not agree with everything MA did, but NUFC was their club, other fans still support the Toon but have not got what John and liam had, they were very special supporters, THE BEST.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe stroller mk2 is a bit harsh but he’s still shite and I wouldn’t want him here

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #23

    With willo suspended, the options for starting cb pairing tonight are either colo staylor with mym at RB, or mym staylor with either anita or one of the kids getting a run out at RB. Cant see taylor not starting (unfortunately)..

    So, what would people prefer to see in this case??
    Personally id like to see MYM at CB, and hopefully ending with him earning a place in the first team on sat.

    As rotonda says, id like him to play alongside willo, since he was orginally touted as colos long term replacement.

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  • NYMAG

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #24

    He wouldn’t get a game in any of the top 5 sides mentioned. If he wants to sit on the bench again great but if he wants to play every week, earn his money and reach his potential he should sign for us.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #25

    If we really are in the market for anyone I suspect we are still waiting to ship people out before we do sign anyone

    I would take Welbeck on loan for a season with a permanent deal option if he does well only have to look at how well Sturridge done after leaving Chelsea so maybe think he is worth a risk

    He has scored goals for Man Utd but has never had a run of say 10 games up front he always gets shipped out when Rooney or RVP are fit and there is no shame in that they are world class

    Maybe going to a club where he has the chance to be the main man could work !?!

    Also tired of Pardew going on about prices for players in the British leagues we still have 70 million odd to spend !!!

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  • RTWDicB

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Londonderry

    Agree with calming. But sometimes gets too cocky and he’s not the player he was 2/3 seasons ago. Doesn’t have any pace, at all.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #27

    To be fair Welbeck he is the perfect type of player for Pardew as he works his arse off, but what we need is creativity and goals, not yet another work horse, without a 15+ goal scorer we are going to struggle this season as defensively we are just as poor as we’ve always been

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  • gazzaforever

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Mbia is fee agent, he can play CB and cdm.

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  • 70TWO

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Not only do the best players want to be competing in the Champions League, but if that is not possible then they look to see if there is the chance of picking up a winners medal in a domestic cup; however that is not our priority. When was it good policy to tell the truth to the press and public, but persuade foreign players that we were trying to qualify (league/cup) for Europe? Sounds like a sure fire way of loosing the dressing room and going on a bad run of form…..oh wait a minute.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Also who the hell is going to play at right back tonight !?!?

    Janmaat will be rested for the league , Santon and Mbiwa injured and Raylor not fit yet

    Do we have a young right back or is it just going to be someone like Anita filling in ??

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Good news Butler as long as he doesn’t stay at Qpr I’ll be happy

    I want to see them lot embarrassed week in week out lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #32

    santonthenewmaldini

    Does it really matter who plays right back tonight?

    Remember “The Premier League is the be all and end all because of the TV money”

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Santon

    I agree with that. I said something similar yesterday. He is way over rated by the media, and i think Andy Townsend would gladly bare his children, but he isnt a bad player, and i do think he will get goals if given a run in the middle

    Having said that, if there was a viable better option, id want that first.

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  • smiler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus MYB won’t be playing he’s injured.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Praise The Lord

    I’m glad we aren’t “a big enough club”

    Maybe this lads ego is why LVG wants rid as his goal per game is over 1 in 4.

    Another average player who’ll drift through his career without reaching his so called “potential”

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast

    Remy staying at QPR wont stop them being embarassed….he played this weekend and they got BONED! I think it’ll be even funnier if he stays and gets relegated. Wont do his profile much good 😀

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  • JackButler

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #37

    A cynical question I know, but is Mapou actually injured? or are we trying to offload him? as reports over the summer have him as one of the players we were openly trying to get shot of

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  • newunited1

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #38

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Smiler.

    ah right. Oh dear. Taylor Colo combo. Erk.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 26, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #40

    tonights team

    —————— Eliot———–

    Anita——–Colo———–satka——–haidra

    cabella————-Sissoko————arons

    ——————-de jong——————

    ————Perez————Rivere——-

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