Time Running Out – Newcastle Fail Again With Latest Striker Bid


News that Lyon have turned down the latest offer from Newcastle United for Alexandre Lacazette, and it’s looking a bit like our attempts to sign Loic Remy – with Loic finally getting what he wanted and a four year deal with Chelsea, which was announced by the London club about an hour or so ago.

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Alexandre Lacazette – not for sale from Lyon

Remy turned Newcastle down a day or two ago (and many other times this year), after we had gone in with another bid, but he would have known of Chelsea’s interest in him, if they let Fernando Torres go out on loan to AC Milan – which they did.

Get French Football News is reporting that Alexandre Lacazette is simply not for sale, and we assume Newcastle raised their bid in order to try to get Lyon to sell.

Lacazette has said he wants to stay at the club this season, but next summer he will have only one year left on his contract, and Lyon have been keen to tie him down to a longer term contract, even though he could still be sold next summer.

If the Frenchman has only one year left on his contract next summer his transfer price would tend to come down.

But it’s clear that Newcastle simply cannot compete with any of the top six clubs in England in terms of finances, and we also cannot offer players any European competition, so it’s a little sad how far the club has fallen in stature since Sir Bobby Robson was fired almost exactly ten years ago today.

In the last three years Bobby managed the club,  we were definitely a top six club, and finished in 4th, 3rd and 5th positions in the Premier League in Bobby’s last three seasons in charge.

We have been in the top six only once since then.

Maybe Newcastle can now attempt to get Arsenal striker Joel Campbell in on loan or on a permanent deal before tomorrow night.

If we cannot get another striker through the door before 11:00 pm tomorrow night,  it could be another long, hard and frustrating season for Newcastle fans – the third in a row – if yesterday’s performance is anything to go by. 🙁

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255 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #1

    same old same old

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Still trying to sign Lacazette lol
    He doesn’t want to join, and Lyon don’t want to sell.

    What could possibly go wrong ? 😉

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  • mag

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Woeful!

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Only signing we need is a new manager until then any new players are totally pointless.

    P45DUE OOT.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Use the forwards we have properly, and in a decent formation. Sign a CB who doesn’t make you hear circus music when he gets the ball.
    Then we might be ok.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #6

    P45due has been a disgrace since he came. disgraceful underwhelming appointment and he has never proven anything else. I could almost cope with the shite football served up if he came across as a decent human being, he doesn’t, hes a creep, and should go as he is poisoning the club. It will die this year if he stays in charge.

    Hope ben arfa outstays the goon.

    That was a repost as Im trying to get across how bitter and twisted I have become due the disease called The Pardola Virus.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #7

    The club needs to expand and look beyond there is more than 2 strikers in the world.

    Did anyone even watch the world cup? There was players like origi who liverpool snapped up.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #8

    G2

    Fonging. From a knights tale? Really funny film.

    “Protector of his enormous manhood”

    Hehehehe

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Ps no chance Jol Campbell after Giroud got injured. Out untill Jan.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Desperately in need of a striker and center half with only 24 hours to go.

    This window has been an improvement on the usual farce that we go through in my opinion.

    But still not good enough if we don’t get these two signings.

    Think every man and their dog new weeks ago we had no chance of signing Lacazette or Remy.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Buy Aldewiereld and the ch from Celtic, forget strikers and show staylor williamson ans colliccini the door.

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  • p

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #12

    If rivière and De Jong are not capable of getting the goals why did we sign them?

    It’s the tactics that are the problem not lack of playing staff.

    Still, aldewerield and lacazette would be very welcome. You want to be optimistic but I think we are conditioned not to be after the last few deadline days

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #13

    We will sign 6’5″ CB Larry Fotheringspap from Ebfleet, and Chesniok Blabberflange, a chechnian striker from FC Brestflopz

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Repost
    I think the worst thing that has happened to us over the last ten years since Roeder finishing seventh, apart from Mashley buying the club and the subsequent relegation was his patsy finishin fifth, I was over the moon with that season despite the dross, all it has done is to vindicate the Fat man for his dubious decision, had we have been humped that
    first day against Lpool like we were against Stevenage two months later things might have been different. Looking at it from a different angle, had the silver/brown tongued lothario been backed after that infamous fifth place finish, how may things have turned out ?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Lacazette scored today, but Lyon lost 2-1 against Metz

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #16

    70two

    Someone mentioned him yesterday geordie157 I think and I think he’d be excellent and I said at the time that Holtby would be a good shout too

    G2

    Fong the fcuker everywhere but I should imagine if results continue as they have been and the attacking frontfoot football we supposedly play never materialises then the abuse will rain down on him from every corner of the ground the cretin but in my opinion it should never have stopped from last season when he was cowering in his bunker like the fcuking shitster he truly is!

    Patsy out! Puppet master out!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Fingers crossed our team looks something like this after Monday :

    ——————————–Krul—————————–

    –Janmaat——Alderwireld——-M’biwa——-Haidara–

    —-HBA———-Sissoko————Tiote——-Cabella—

    ——————————-De Jong————————–

    ——————————Lacazette————————–

    Doubt it 🙁 .

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  • geordie157

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    How much would seydou Doumbia cost?

    I can’t think of many striker options we could go for.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #20

    belgian sites are reliable normally

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t like Alderweireld myself like think we would be better off with Colo.

    Athletico are trying there best to offload him. He spent last year on loan to a french team I think.

    Not that good as some of you people think.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Jeff from Benwell

    About as reliable as you being called Jeff and hailing from Benwell I imagine so no, not reliable in the slightest

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #23

    @Geordie Doumbia getting a bit old now. I would go in for Ahmed musa.

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  • mindcompressor

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Why Arma is not receiving his chances? Aarons proove that youngsters can be fearless – let another chance. Rivierre seems harmless.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Looks like a copy and paste of the English story Jeffery

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #26

    atletico tried to turn him into a fullback

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #27

    If nufc signed players like Musa and Bruma we would be set. But Pardew and crew are to busy with there fingers up there butts.

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Pity about Lacazette and Remy, such a shame after we’ve tried so hard to get them over that the line that seems so so distant!

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  • 70TWO

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Aparently ManC are after Falcao and need to raise money £25M from player sales, unless he comes on loan. Matija Nastasic might be available on the quite, he is 21, has two years left on his 5 year contract and was originally bought for £13.2M. He just might come for regular football.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/31/manchester-city-offered-radamel-falcao-monaco

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #30

    watched bordeaux v bastia and metz v lyon on espn. bord are top of the league but were poor . metz are championship quality at best but outfought better quality lyon .lacazette scored a tap in when they caught out metz defense 4 to 2. he works hard but there must be better players for the money. completley sliced a shot and missed a couple of reasonable chances against a team who maiga on loan from w ham is their star player.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Average_Contents the blogs resident SMB

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #32

    check the toastie @ 3

    I agree. The players we buy are totally wasted under Pardew as he won’t be close to getting the best out of them.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Demba Ba out,Yohan Cabaye out,Mathieu Debuchy out,Loic Remy out.Hatem Ben Arfa out.Good job.Well done.Now waiting from unexperienced,experimental 18 years old players to save Newcastle.How Loic Remy will stay in a club like this when Parde can’t win half of the season.And Debuchy,and Ben Arfa and so on,and so on.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus leave that shite to geordie2 people who need a humour transplant harrumph

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Jeff

    I know you are at odds with AC at the moment, but he its hardly fair to accuse the lad of being a makem. We all have different opinions, it doesnt mean we dont follow the toon.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ll be very surprised if we sign any one else, MA has spent his two yearly quota.
    he’ll be waiting for Aarons value to sore so he can cash him in.

    We’ll struggle this season, due to being a poorly run club, not buying players regularly, then having to buy in bulk doesn’t work, there’s too many players trying to gel ay once. Then add pards and you get a recipe for disaster.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Oh i see. Been on the grumpy pills today? Never mind.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 31, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t believe for one second we are trying to sign anyone. Sat with their feet up laughing at us.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #39

    BIG PAPPA CISSE

    like the look of that team lad hears hoping still think collo a gd player tho imo m’baiwa has done nothing yet wish he would tho cause he has talent

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m not even gona watch deadline day this year becuase Nufc fans are let down every year.

    We won’t sign anyone people we never do.

    Even though we desperately need a striker.

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