Newcastle One Step Closer To Getting Summer Target


There’s been a new development in Newcastle’s pursuit of Andre Ayew of Marseilles, and it seems the south of France club have thrown in the towel and seem to have no chance of now signing the player.

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Andre Ayew – one step closer

Andre’s contract runs out in the summer at which tome he will become a free agent which is why a number of clubs are after him.

Marseilles’ President Jose Anigo has confirmed he will leave the club in the summer when his current contract runs out, and this is what he has told the French media:

“Andre Ayew is a confirmation I was able to make from my start here,” “I regret he will leave. He will not extend the contract, so I feel he will go.”

There was news last week that Newcastle were one of the clubs who have offered the Ghanaian a new contract, but the Magpies will face still some tough competition.

Napoli, Inter-Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Roma have all been closely linked with the player – but he has said he wants to play in England, and that gives Newcastle some hope they could land their target in the summer.

The 25 year-old would be an excellent acquisition for the Magpies if we can get him,  and in his time at Marseilles he has played 198 games with 56 goals and 23 assists for them over the last five seasons.

Andre usually plays out on the wing but can also play up front as a striker or a withdrawn striker.

It would be great if Newcastle can get an early signing like Andre in the summer.

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67 comments so far

  • SuperShearer

    Mar 17, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    We should have only one “Summer Target” and that should be a new Head Coach who can operate under MA’s strict regime.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 17, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    At the risk of sounding negative…gonna stick my neck out and declare NO CHANCE then

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Another one to be ‘processed’ and sold on at a profit.

    Ashley doesn’t do football – it appears he’s happier dealing in livestock, human livestock.

    Mr Tuff (from a few threads back). You’re right about the accounts in that there’s a set date by which they must be with Companies House.

    However, one must wonder why they’re taking so long. Is Ashley expecting a kick-back over the profits? Or, might the company’s auditors have raised some concerns about them?

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  • firebug666

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Ha ha ha; you have to laugh don’t you.

    Ayew a step closer to Newcastle, that’ll be the day. 25 years old, free, scores goals, he’ll be off to a CL club without any doubt at all. Next!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    We’re a shop window and stepping stone for players to try and get a better pay day elsewhere, and a way of making money for Ashley. That is it.

    No ambition. Sad.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Dreading Saturdays game Arsenal if in the mood will win by at least 3 goals
    The season end can’t come quick enough for the fans and the players.
    Weak central defence, weak up front and can’t see it getting any better in the coming seasons
    We’ve no chance of getting Ayew the clubs not ambitious enough for top players

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    one step forward two back thats the newcastle way……… ed give it a rest mate your killing the golden goose stop feeding the blog with no truth stories and slow down

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    lesh

    your expecting the accounts to show a profit
    I am not and that’s why there not out

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10

    There is no chance in him signing and the idiots who run this club better keep one eye on relegation this season, because trust me John Carver is more then capable of achieving this.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Beermonkey

    Nowt’d surprise me with Ashley.

    Loss or profit, the accounts’ll be controversial.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    ToonMatt

    Oh ye of little faith!

    Carver’s just bedding in, getting used to his new role and he’ll come good next season when he’s given a whole new team to take us into the ECL places

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    toonmatt with more then a little help from this set of no hope players no pride in the shirt or the club it’s not just carver the whole clubs rotten

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 17, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #14

    lesh

    they have always pushed the fact that costs were coming down and happy to show when we broke even and small profit
    but there was a lot of discontent when they showed a 10 mill profit and we loaned a striker and didn’t buy one
    so I imagine it could be worse give the we have been in relegation form most of the season
    they have prob earned 1.4mill in interest so far

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    every time there’s a problem with the club the blog focuses on one thing this time its carver why is so few on here can see the big picture carver is a symptom not the diseases

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #16

    They’ve decided to appeal colamity’s red card. Not a chance of that being overturned. Intent, two feet off the ground and he’s a twat anyway so no. Get yaself off to Argentina, you know you want to. You booked your flight before the match? You didn’t. 5 derbies out of 7 the shithouse has missed. Leader my fcuking arse. Arse.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Average…
    Succinctly put! 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    hibbit

    its easier every1 knows Ashley is the cause of it all but until one of the fans groups or all of them come together with a plan to shift him or a way of making him change the way he runs the club the easy option will be taken
    also the manager is the only person from the club to speak to the press and be seen

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #19

    Jointhecheapseats
    Not looking forward to the result – I can see us being five or six – but I am looking forward to see how football should be played – pity it won’t be us

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m not sure
    I think it may be rescinded

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5DDTZp0zxM

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Charlie
    Can see it being so one sided with us hardly getting out of our own half.
    The strength in depth they have puts us to shame.
    Newcastle deserved so much better than Ashley and Charnley both haven’t got a clue about the game

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Looks like desperation appealing “ol permed hair’s” red card. Cannot see him getting off.
    Think Ryan Taylor is going to be in for a torrid time at the weekend – the bloke has not much pace and probably stands a good chance of injury again. If he’s facing the likes of that runt Walcott he’s going to be all over the place.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Being a boring fart
    I’ve just done my bottom of the table fixtures and predictions for the rest of the season:

    Leicester City
    Spurs A – loose
    West Ham H – draw
    West Brom A – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    Burnley A – loose
    Newcastle United H – win
    Southampton H – loose
    Sunderland A – draw
    QPR H – win
    9 pts = 30pts

    QPR
    Everton H – draw
    West Brom A – loose
    Chelsea H – loose
    Aston Villa A – draw
    West Ham H – win
    Liverpool A – loose
    Man City A – loose
    Newcastle United H – draw
    Leicester City A – loose
    6 pts = 28pts

    Burnley
    Southampton A – loose
    Spurs A – loose
    Arsenal H – loose
    Everton A – loose
    Leicester H – win
    West Ham A – draw
    Hull City A – loose
    Stoke H – win
    Aston Villa A – draw
    8 pts = 33pts

    Sunderland
    West Ham A – draw
    Newcastle United H – win
    Crystal Palace H – win
    Arsenal A – loose
    Stoke A – loose
    Southampton H – loose
    Everton A – loose
    Leicester H – win
    Chelsea H – loose
    10 pts = 36pts

    Hull
    Chelsea H – loose
    Swansea A – loose
    Southampton A – loose
    Liverpool H – loose
    Crystal Palace A – loose
    Arsenal H – loose
    Burnley H – win
    Spurs A – loose
    Man United H – loose
    3 pts = 33pts

    Everton
    QPR A – draw
    Southampton H – draw
    Swansea City A – loose
    Burnley H – win
    Manchester Utd H – draw
    Aston Villa A – draw
    Sunderland H – win
    West Ham H – draw
    Spurs A – loos
    11 pts – 42pts

    West Brom
    Man City A – loose
    QPR H – win
    Leicester H – win
    Crystal Palace A – draw
    Liverpool H – loose
    Man United A – loose
    Newcastle United A – draw
    Chelsea H – loose
    Arsenal A – loose
    8 pts = 41pts

    Crystal Palace
    Stoke A – draw
    Man City H – loose
    Sunderland A -loose
    West Brom A – draw
    Hull City H – win
    Chelsea A – loose
    Man Utd H – loose
    Liverpool A – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    5 pts = 38pts

    Newcastle United
    Arsenal H – loose
    Sunderland A – loose
    Liverpool A – loose
    Spurs H – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    Leicester A – loose
    West Brom H – draw
    QPR A – draw
    West Ham H – draw
    4pts = 39pts

    I know there will be some freak results

    Wouldn’tt like to be a Hullsupporter with their run in

    I make QPR bottom on 28 pts, leicester 2nd bottom on 30 pts,
    then Burnley and Hull both on 33pts

    we scrape by Iv’e been harsh on the TOON and not giving them a win finish on 39pts

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #24

    lesh @2

    Your right, there is more comparison to farming (although retail also) with the way MA runs the club. Quickly turning round players to minimise the cost input even if the quality and the level of profit are not the absolute best. They keep the level of stock ‘just enough’ and rely on access to underdeveloped markets to satisfy playing needs.

    The weakness in the system is i) attracting players in that will perform adequately and keep the club in the lucrative PL; ii) a coaching set up that will improve players enough to justify costs and produce a profit; and iii) the poor public perception and media image created, which has a knock effect with i).

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #25

    # lesh @4 not 2

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #26

    There’s one good thing about Carver being in charge..it’s easy money at the bookies..This weekend will be the same!

    The punters who turn up every week to SJP need to seriously get on Carver’s back..just like they did with Pardew last season..Force him out just like it forced Pardew out…This will get at Ashley and his PR machine.

    Get at the players too..if it means us dropping to the point of relegation so be it…at least the Mackems and Hund have some backbone.

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #27

    *Huns

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #28

    beermonkey i get what your saying but thats off the blog very few on here can move past carver it’s obvious he was pushed in the firing line to take the flak and when he doe’s what else can he say its obvious he’s looking after him self forget his bravado he was push into a the job thats way to big for him to cover charnley and carr’s back for the complete cock up they have made

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  • firebug666

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    hibbit

    Carver wasn’t pushed into the job mate, he was out there in public begging for the job, and now he has it he simple cannot do it.

    He is a man who dreams big, but can never achieve it.

    I said earlier, he is NOT an inept one’s clone (that would at least get some results, He is the inept one’s reject.

    God help us if he gets the job full time.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #30

    The only Summer Target NUFC should be looking for – is the man who is going to replace P45DUE on a permenant basis. This just has to be the single most essential appointment since the FCb trundled up and bought what used to be a “Football Club”!!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Graeme

    That should be the target BEFORE summer, there is no reason why they can not name a new Head Coach before the last match of the season. If only they are willing to make a decision and spend some of the clubs money.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    firebug if carver is so out of his depth and i think he is surely the men who gave him the job have to share the blame

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #33

    Sitc

    Never been one for subtlety. I say what I think. Jeffrey’s a twat. See. Can’t help it especially when it it’s true.

    Colo’s not been here since…well he didn’t want to be, in the second half of the 12/13 season. Should of been stripped of the captaincy then. His performances have been on the wane since, more bad games than average ones nowadays. When he does play well carver and before him the king say “what’s the problem he’s brilliant, see” totally forgetting his lack of leadership on and off the pitch and poor performances prior to the good one.

    Get rid. Or at least take the captaincy off him. Siem de Jong next season for me.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Charlie itg
    I did the same – I can’t see three teams catching us in any realistic scenario. I agree you’ve been harsh on NUFC. You’ve also been generous on SAFC – new manager effect?

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  • firebug666

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    On the head coach seeking; The simple fact is they never looked past Carver, the have never actively sought out a new head coach for the club, and I will be surprised if they have any intentions of doing so in the summer.

    The club is run by incompetence, look at other clubs who have managed to bring in new staff mid season, yet we trundle along with the same old same old.

    Buying players is a necessary inconvenience for the club.
    Playing football matches is a necessary inconvenience for the club.
    Having football fans is just an inconvenience for the club.

    Profits is the only thing that matters, so staffing the club is easy, got a coaching badge, say yes to the boss, not going to rock the boat…..The jobs yours.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    Lindisfarne

    Your analogy with farming and retail’s about right and Ashley ain’t got the wit or inclination to tackle the key weaknesses you identified.

    Again, it’s his short-termism that’s his undoing!

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  • firebug666

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #37

    hibbit

    I absolutely agree mate, the powers that be must shoulder the blame.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Lindisfarne
    Why before the summer? Where’s the advantage in that? Before Pardew’s longish reign, Newcastle always had a bad reputation for changing coaches too often, and drafting in whichever known name happened to be available. As with players, so with coaches – summer is best.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #39

    BoyDoneGood

    Got me in one – Mackems – new manager affect
    and the TOON I gave them the worse case scenario.

    At the beginning of the season I get the Sunday Sun when they have the seasons fixture cards cards in and fill in my predictions win, loose draw. Only 1 point out on my predictions had them on 36 have 35 but not many results got right but there is no chance of us getting to 49 points I had predicted.

    Hull look in a heap of trouble with the fixtures they have coming up

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  • firebug666

    Mar 17, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #40

    BoyDoneGood

    Surly the sooner you announce a new head coach the better, this would give the new man a chance to asses the squad from youth to first team, let him see how players would fit in with his philosophy, see who he would like to keep and where he would like to change personnel.

    If we wait till the summer, the players are off on their jollies, so everything is a stalemate until pre season starts, and what little input the new coach would have may be too late.

    Sooner has to be better.

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