Newcastle Being Ambitious This Summer Could Be Difficult


There has been news over the last few days that Newcastle have been monitoring Ipswich Town’s 6’5″ tall defender Tyrone Mings, with the 22 year-old able to play center-back or left back, and there are articles in all the local papers today that Newcastle are ready to bid for the player.

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings – Newcastle interested

Take your pick about the fee because  it’s quoted as anywhere from £8M to £10M and Newcastle are starting to understand it’s a lot more expensive to buy English players than it is a player from the continent, but that’s our new strategy so Newcastle will have to cough up the money to get these players into the club.

Steve McClaren is aware of Ming’s capabilities from managing in the Championship, and apparently one outcome of a meeting earlier this week with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr is that Newcastle will go after Mings.

Not surprisingly if Mings is to leave Ipswich the Championship side want the maximum fee possible for him,  with Arsenal and West Brom the other clubs said to be interested in the player.

While there’s still a lot of time in the transfer market, and there has not been much business conducted by Premier League clubs yet, it’s very important that Newcastle show quickly that they can strengthen their squad this summer.

There are only two weeks left before the players return from pre-season, with the league starting one week early this season because of the Euro 2016 Championships in France next summer.

Newcastle must be aggressive in this transfer market and it would help if we can get in at least two signings in the next two weeks.

Newcastle are going to have to show some boldness and ambition this summer, if we are really going to significantly improve the squad.

But that’s been missing for a while now at the club, and Newcastle may be balking at some of the fees being request for their top targets – and if that’s true that would not be good news.

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105 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Carr needs to live up to his reputation as well. We’ve had too much deification, in Carr we trust and the like. He’s supposed to be digging up gems, rough diamonds who cost less and can punch above their weight.

    The established players, me or you could go after. (and we need a couple of these too now)

    Get to work Carr, or you’re out too mate. Three Perez-like surprises or someone will be passing you the phone. Sorry, but as you see, the masses are restless and belligerent

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  • expatmag

    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    I have seen Mings play several times this season and he has failed to impress me.

    2 million max and even that is generous

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  • TheIndianToon

    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Dear all, check out my new write-up for the fanzine TheMag – discussing and giving my two pence about football, not the transfers or the rumors or the owner…

    Do read and comment:

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/06/its-just-all-about-the-football/

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Carrs to busy playing bingo in Benidorm to scout players

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  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #6

    It works like this
    Journos try to sell as many copies of their paper as possible
    They come onto blogs like this and see everyone is screaming out for CB’s
    So let’s run a few stories on CB’s

    Curtis Good since arriving in the UK 3 years ago has only played 1st team footy15 times , unbelievably one of those 15 was a Wembley final for Bradford !!!
    He was sent to the USA in February for surgery on a persistent hip injury.
    Reports are saying he’s looking good in training
    With the arrival of Lascelles and the recovery of Saylor and Good , and the emergence of Dummett perhaps the CB situation may not be as bad as the doom mongers are saying.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Evening Crocodile reporting:
    ‘Newcastle United have made contact with Wolfsburg over hitman Bas Dost.

    United’s hierarchy were in talks earlier this week after Mike Ashley gave the green light to spend – and the owner is understood to have told Lee Charnley to make sure the team is better equipped than it was last season.’

    Well Charmless – ball looks like it is your court – so get your finger out your ASS and get our ‘targets’ over the line.
    As someone put it earlier we are a long way behind most clubs in the Premiership with strength of squad and key players in key positions.

    I think the whole of the spine of our team needs strengthening-
    Top centre forward, central midfield player, central defender and a goalkeeper who commands the box or a goalkeeping coach who can work on Krul’s kicking/passing out and command of the six yard box.

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8

    The headline to the previous blog should have read ‘Newcastle Unlikely To Be WILLING To Pull Off This Coup’.

    The money’s there and subject to investment and achievement, will be there.

    I’d like to think that McClaren’s making life hard for Charnley and Ashley. He must be wondering what the hell he’s signed up to – if the rumours prove to be right.

    ????

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Spurs are talking to Cabaye anyway – London would suit him and his missus fine and just a short hop on the Eurostar back to Paris. It’s the WAGS who decide for the soft minded players. Another hint why we should go for Dutch, German, Polish players who have a stronger mentality and would enjoy all that is wonderful in the north east.

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Charlie

    The sooner Ashley realises that fans won’t buy in to the media pap that’s being peddled by the Club.

    Actions speak louder than words – let’s see some quality signings!

    Is it too much to ask? I think not.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Typical Newcastle…snail speed at doing everything that is so bloody crucial to do fast!! We will never learn. JOKE CLUB!! ASHLEY OUT!

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    TheIndian

    Read your Mag piece yesterday – a good, well thought out article.

    Memo to Ashley and Penfold – read, digest and act, smartish!

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  • cyprus

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian, good article, although you do break your promise initially.

    I do diasagree with your last quotation and NUFC latest slogan that we only demand a team that tries. I think that’s a myth which only sounds good. We appreciate players who try, yes, but if they are crap and lose ten in a row, be assured we’ll boo them off the field.

    It’s the nature of the beast.

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  • Slank

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Lockinvar @ 9

    London would be ideal for Cabaye. He and his family shouldn’t feel lonely, even with his mate Debuchy around as London is the fifth largest French city based on the number of French people who live there and if all else fails its short train ride away to Paris.

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Don’t know how much SM earns ,but who wouldn’t sign a three year contact with a possible 5year extension ,if true,on possibly £1m a year
    If he fails he’s set for life and everyone in the football world now knows its Ashley to blame for the circus known as NUFC
    Good luck Steve ,your gonna need it!!

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  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    lochinvar
    Spurs may get Cabaye
    David Ginola had a lot to do with him picking the Toon first time and Ginola of course has strong ties with Spurs.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Silence doesnt mean being unambitious. The media will do everything no give us a bad image.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #18

    http://whatculture.com/sport/mike-ashley-looks-like-missing-his-own-deadline-to-change-newcastle.php

    I’d love to know how many haven’t renewed their season tickets.
    A club insider spilling the beans right now would be great.

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  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #19

    mickalfas
    It has been said a few times that the new way is that staff are on low basics but with huge bonuses linked to success.
    This is how SD is run. A store manager if he/she increases turnover dramatically gets really well rewarded with cash and share options.
    Seems the obvious way to run a footy club to me.
    Reward success

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    NUFC isn’t SD

    So write your hero a letter and tell him his strategy doesn’t work at a football club.

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  • Toonfan8

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #21

    we have to bring at least one CB…van Dijk or someone like him, tall, comfortable on ball….
    one CM playmaker…Cabaye or van Ginkel…
    striker…Austin, Berahino and one winger ….

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    Does Ashley own Cash Convertors?

    That’s more in line with how NUFC are run!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Jeff stands out like Ashley at a charity event.

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  • Toonfan8

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Van Dijk 10, Cabaye/van Ginkel 10, Austin 15, Berahino 18….53M….but this will give us big lift

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #25

    My greatest enjoyment is to watch NUFC play.Good or bad jst seeing men wearing black and white strips chasing e ball. Its good. Good or bad transfer. Will b in e terraces with my family. Neither Mike nor Chanley can take that away from me.

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Jib
    Would have to disagree on that one I’m afraid
    The bonus strategy would make it nearly impossible for us to sign quality players ,as atm the chances of getting the bonus is nil
    SD on the other hand they just undercut everyone else ,so it doesn’t matter how much people hate Ashley ,if its cheaper than everywhere else people will buy the shite he sells

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #27

    The barrel is well and truly being scraped eh. Ashley himself is personally in the barrel with a utensil of some description, scraping away night and day, only coming back out to tell us he can scrape more out with a little more time.

    Fcuk off Ashley.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #28

    how’s the season ticket sales fat boy

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #29

    ”Newcastle Being Ambitious This Summer Could Be Difficult”

    No s–t!!!

    Don’t get this buy British nonsense. The top 6/7/8 clubs nearly all have foreign coaches and largely foreign players. It’s not a problem for them.

    Why pay stupid inflated fees for English / British players because they allegedly have more heart!!. Did Given, Butt, Owen, Barton, Duff etc save us from relegation…!

    Yes the Rivis, Cabellas etc haven’t worked out but very few technically good players would succeed under pardew and Carver. They are a graveyard for flair and creativity. Who knows what M’Biwa and Santon etc could have done with proper coaching.

    I think if we could shift Willo and Saylor, bring in Bruno Indi and one of Dunk or Van Dijk for CB, add Ginkel or Winaldjum for some invention and a quick mobile goal scorer I think we are good to go and it doesn’t have to be zillions. Just 4 players, not the promised 6 could still make a massive difference.

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #30

    Another extension tomorrow lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #31

    If there’s any shred of truth in cabaye on loan it’s yet more worrying news that there is no intention to build a squad, just tread water with journeymen.

    Jail – I never took you for a Winkingsmileyfaceist. How you have fallen in my estimation! 😉

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  • midweek weekend

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Anyone know what the hold up is on appointing our Assistants, everyday it seems like just nothing is happening terrible really

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Is Des Best the new PEA?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Midweek – problems with ‘The Line ‘ apparently. Can’t seem to get anyone over it still. Really needs someone to take a look at that line.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #35

    The club us laughable although they have time to redeem themselves

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #36

    cant believe people still think ashley is trying to compete
    he is just continuing to bleed the club at your expense

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Tuff

    “blockhead – I need no atlas to check where Burnham on Sea is.” Hahaha. Good Old Tuff Checks His Atlas. G.O.T.C.H.A.

    Old Blackley sees you’re still trying to make out you understood the Percy incident when you made a chump of yourself with your off point essay. Don’t forget Professor, it was Old Blackley who had a half hour conversation with the police officer in charge at Humberside. You couldn’t make it up.

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #38

    I’ve no problem with incentivised reward schemes – provided they are based on a good salary with a reward for success!

    A poor basic will not attract good players and that means the team won’t achieve the target threshold for bonus payment – and players and their agents especially, are not stupid.

    It really is time that Ashley replaced Charnley with an MD who knows Prem football and has had past success in running a big business.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #39

    third person twaddle you sound ridiculous

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #40

    Blsckley

    Who’s Burnham on Sea? Is he a potential signing?

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