Newcastle In Discussions For Central Defender In January


Caretaker manager John Carver has said that Newcastle United will need to bring in a central defender in the January transfer window to fill in for Steven Taylor – or at the very least have discussions about that – since Steven is out for the rest of the season with his ruptured Achilles.

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Paul Dummett – could play at center-back tomorrow

Steven Taylor will undergo surgery next week to fix his Achilles tendon – I had that surgery just over five years and the recovery tends to be long and difficult – so we’d be surprised if Taylor is fit to start training at the beginning of July.

The 49 year-old caretaker manager has said this about the central defender situation on Tyneside:

“It’s something the club will have to look at, because we do not have a boatload of center-halves,” “But it’s not something that has really crossed my mind.”

“As soon as the full time whistle went, I had to try to get myself ready for this game, so it’s not something I’m too bothered about, but there probably will have to be discussions.”

“Paul Dummett has slotted in there and done very well in that position.” “He played there at Burnley six weeks ago. He could slot in there.”

“Obviously, Haidara has been injured, so he could come in at left-back.” “So there are options, but we are getting close to struggling to try get 18 players fit and available to travel to Leicester.”

Newcastle probably should have put a clause in the loan  agreements of their players – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles – who joined Roma and Nottingham Forest respectively in August.

Then we would have been covered in the two positions we were short of players in – we started the season with only three experienced central defenders and only two experienced goalkeepers.

What do you think?

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116 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Rumour starting hba has terminated his nufc contract and may join Nice. Nice.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh no they won’t

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #3

    No Shri sherlock

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  • Graeme

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Whats on earth is the rush?? We have only waited 2 years for this signing ffs!!!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #5

    No Shti Sherlock

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle shudda wudda cudda but guess what? Didna.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Probably your best wise crack of the year Skunki. Nice

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  • geordieboy1212

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #8

    There is a small market now for top quality defenders who can join a team like newcastle- big club but nothing on your manchester’s or Chelsea’s of the league- preferably I think that newcastle should look towards younger players like Fabian Schar from Basel who played well against Liverpool and is being linked with arsenal. Another shout could be eder Alvarez Balanta from river plate. He is a Colombian international defender who is really young

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Day 2 belfast day 2

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Should have threw Williamson into Pardews compensation package.

    Like one of those tacky free mugs

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Is that a shopping list of 1? Wow it’s progression I’m surprised we don’t just put Jak there. He’s a real shot stopper 🙂

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Balanta and Shawcross need to be brought in this january.

    On who should replace pardew, maybe we should Karanka it up….I’m so funny

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast
    Who would be the arse and the face of the mug? Pardew or Williamson. Tough one ?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Wait hold on

    And the goalkeeper too

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #15

    NUFC may look for new centre back in January. No NUFC MUST look for a a new CB. Willo for the size of him is just not strong enough. We’ve come to the end of the line with sicknote Saylor. Colo is now over 30 so we probably need two but don’t expect anything with the 9/10 injuries we have, Cisse suspended for two more matches & then off to the African Cup with Tiote & possibly Abeid. The squad is terribly week but don’t be surprised if Sissoko & Tiote are not sold with the usual January excuse of no replacements across the line & Carver being given manager’s job to end of season. All in Ashley’s plan for financial stability.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Dummett is quite ordinary, by EPL standards, as far as I can tell, even if he is a Geordie. Seeing him picked ahead of Santon now that he’s fit, would severely offend my sensibilities, and might even prompt me to “shit in an envelope and send it to St James'”. Steven Taylor’s injury may have saved some unpleasantness, but to be frank, I doubt he’s legitimate top centre back quality either. Seems a bit harsh, but there you go.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Dummett’s got a big heart. There’s always going to be room for him in the squad, just not in a fully fit best 11, as things stand. I got an attack of the guilts.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #18

    My comments are not pessimistic, they are made by a realist. MA has no interest in where the Toon finish so long as we stop up & he will now feel with 27 points at halfway we have enough in the tank to at least finish 17th. He will reap his £20M + profit on Sissoko (probably to Arsenal) & Tiote (Liverpool) and ask Carr to find two £2M wonder boys who he can then sell on in a couple of years time. That’s the way he works at both Sports Direct & NUFC – buy cheap & sell on at a huge profit & pay as low wages as possible.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Previous comments about poor quality CBs in Prem are correct even the top teams have them such as Demichelis, Mangala, Smalling, Evans,Mertersacker,Chambers,Skirtel, Lovrens – need I go on. Perhaps we should take a punt on Van Djyk at Celtic with our Dutch connections

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Arrived in mid table. Left us mid table but with very conservative tactics. Glad he’s gone but only if we get a decent mgr in. This site is full of moaners who give merson and co ammunition.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #21

    This guy on Twitter is claiming he knows who is gonna get the newcastle job, and apparently he’s made a lot of the right calls and has sources close to NUFC. He says its gonna be a shock and possibly a bad appointment, but says he can’t reveal who for legal reasons…

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Santon back. The only good thing about that is that dummett can move to centre half again. Santon cant defend consistently. End of.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #23

    munster

    I think very few fans reflect the rubbish merson says.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Ba ha ha twatter sources

    Complete glue bags them lot.

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  • Dulcinera

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #25

    I use to think Dummett was average and out of his depth until he played CB a few times and really impressed me. Why can the man on the street know his true position is CB and not LB unlike the coaches who see him everyday in training yet still stick him LB?

    It’s a bit like sticking someone like Vidic or Terry at LB and then seeing how out of their comfort zone they are. Not comparing Dummett to these 2 of course but you get the point.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle trying to coax Tuchel out of his year long hiatus, according to the usually quite sober Guardian newspaper. That would surely be too good to be true, but really what a perfect fit. I’ve gone from world weary cynic to boundless optimist in the minute it took to read the article. Get him in and back him appropriately, FFS.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #27

    JamesToon

    I don’t think even Newcastle know who they will have as the next manager yet. Nothing will be decided on that front till Jabba the Hut get back to England and has a look at the Chanley/Carr list of candidates.

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  • scout

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #28

    whos this bloke on twitter then?

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  • rowly

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #29

    No offence but a shock and possibly bad appointment? You don’t need to be mystic meg to work that one out.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #30

    dulcinera

    been typical of pardew, finally get something working then revert to old ways

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry munster but feeding the alcoholic drug induced rantings of Merton is something we DO NOT DO. He claimed squinty eye “pulled up trees” here but wasn’t liked because he was a “cockeney”

    Says it all really.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #32

    I had to leave, not my scene

    Just stick to news now these days.
    Virgin free zone

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Transfer sage, merse is a fool but his comments are modest compared to some of the loons on this site. And we know who they are. I mean, when the sack p website came out, they thought all their fantasies had come true. Pardew was the source of all evil. Pardew lied about carroll. Pardew made excuses for every defeat. All rubbish. Lets be fair re criticism. Too many blokes who think they cam manage but couldnt manage a schools team

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  • Dulcinera

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #34

    It sickens me to think people like Merson and these so called “experts” who drop out of school aged 16 or before and end up kicking a ball about for a few years, become millionaires. It’s scary

    It’s even more sickening to know that we are the reason they are millionaires.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Couldn’t care what merson thinks. Nobody takes him seriously anyway.

    Le tissier got it spot on like.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #36

    All the ITK’s are taking punts on who will be our new coach. It will make a difference from them telling us about all the players we’re going to sign, but don’t.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #37

    Where did it come from that this infamous list is being drawn up by Carr and charnley?

    And please don’t say Twitter or lee Ryder

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #38

    Average i agree re the cockneye thing. An appalling comment by a london halfwit. But we cant claim full knowledge re dummett. We dont see what goes on the training ground. Maybe dummett prefers left back? Personally i like him at centre back but he is quite small. My point is,we dont have full info. Pardew was 100% correct re HBA but the loons still wont admit it. Fergie would have ripped his ears off!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #39

    I believe mertons voice went up a few octaves when posed the question of the king here. Barely was he able to muster an answer so outraged at the implication he’d been shite.

    At least tiss gave an honest answer. His results were poor and was lucky to still be in the job.

    Shame the experts don’t actually look up our horrid runs with least goals scored, most conceded and least points in the calendar year. I don’t think I need to go on. Instead it’s poor poor pards, had his hands tied, got 5th, greatest manager EVER. Fcukoff. I’ve a mind to shit in an envelope and send it to the soccer Saturday panel.

    FAO nonowts Knobend.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 3, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #40

    manxpie

    I don’t know where it come from originally, I just read it on here or newsnow, But until Ashley gets back I can’t see any movement as this is something he will want to take care of, without overspending.

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