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Newcastle In Advanced Talks For This Excellent Striker

1:21 pm, Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 67 Comments

It looks like Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford is not interested in joining Newcastle on a one year loan deal, and he wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place there.

It could also be that Patrick didn’t like being played out on the wing when he was on loan at Derby County last season, under new Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren.

bas dost wolfsburg

Bas Dost could be arriving at Newcastle
We hope he will be arriving at Newcastle

Newcastle seem to be struggling to sign some of our top targets, with Chelsea now favored to move in and sign our top target Charlie Austin, but there’s some positive news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are in advanced talk with Wolfsburg for Bas Dost.

There hasn’t been too much news about Dost over the last few days, and that could be good news as hopefully Newcastle are working feverishly to get a deal completed for the giant 6’5″ striker, who would be a great addition to the Newcastle strike force.

There is a report in Dutch Paper AD that Bayern Munich have inquired about the striker, but Newcastle can offer Dost a starting position on Tyneside, which he would not get in Munich, and he wants to be playing regularly next season to get into the Dutch squad for Euro 2016 in France next summer.

And if we can get Dost in then we could always keep Papiss Cisse, if we cannot get another striker in.

Papiss is finally fully fit following his knee-cap fracture of fourteen months ago,  and Papiss was in excellent goal scoring form for us  last season.

Add to him young Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere,  and there’s four very decent strikers – much better than the players we had available last season.

And we still think 25 year-old Riviere has a good chance to come through on Tyneside, and he’s a hard-working player and will be a better player because of his experiences of last season.

The French U21 International missed a number of chances – including four in that final game against West Ham – but he got himself into position and all he needs is some goals to raise his confidence a bit.

There’s still lots of time for Newcastle to get players in this summer of course, and not many clubs have signed any players this summer up to this point.

Although it’s also true that this is a much more important transfer window for Newcastle United than for most other Premier League teams.

No other Premier League club lost nine of their last eleven league games, and went from 9th top to 4th bottom before our final game.

There’s still time and there’s still hope for Newcastle United.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

67 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    remake the day after tomorrow

  • 2 John Tudor // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    groundhog day

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Newcastle to unveil German prospect Nein Kuntz as their first summer signing.

  • 4 c-dog // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Dost is useless. No pace. Defenders will no fear him. If this is the best we can do, we’re in big trouble. Better off bringing back Ba.

  • 5 optimistic prime // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    If we’re having a movie day the master multiple Jeffrey could do a film all by himself, the Fantastic 4

    Stretch Armstrong, most of what he says is a stretch of the imagination.

    The invisible girl, nuff said about Jane

    The thing, ye most see him as a thing from another planet.

    The human torch, he’d need a new persona for this one as nothing he says is enlightening.

  • 6 ashleysmate // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Austin must be mad if he goes to chelski…he’ll hardly play and will get piles sitting on the bench

  • 7 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Last Post again? This one’s got legs. Ha ha.

  • 8 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    If it’s movie’s surely Jeff/jib/jane is Alec Guinness in Kind Heart’s & Coronets?
    Alec plays 8 parts!!

  • 9 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    optimistic prime,
    Now that I’d pay too see.

  • 10 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Jib is Topsy Kretts

  • 11 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    what was that series that won the awards a couple of years back? … united states of Jeff?

  • 12 Average_Contents // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:36 PM


    Remake the day after tomorrow. Sat here chuckling to myself.

  • 13 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    pmsl OFD

  • 14 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    As he’s a man of mystery how about a reimagining of the Saint? Sorry, The Stain.

  • 15 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    I think it has to be Identity. That’s the film of Jeff. Right there.

  • 16 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    maybe he’s the Riddler cos no-one can understand a fcuking word he says?

  • 17 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    bored so penned a new song lads
    think the(andy/liam Obrien song)

    ohhh any old arab,
    any old arab,
    any ,any any old arab.
    time to get your wallet out
    and free us from this cockney lout
    old arab old arab.
    oooh any old arab …. repeat until bored or we have signed a striker. which ever comes first

  • 18 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Toon Trek: The search for the ‘line’

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    JfB and Ian Toon both auditioned for Walter Mitty, they had to rename the film Walter Mitties.

  • 20 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    eh up they have signed someone we aren’t linked with!!
    Swansea sign Franck Tabanou from St Etienne

  • 21 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    haha JFA

  • 22 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    like that one YCMIU 🙂

  • 23 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    yes the line… where no DOF has gone before (unless they are in lique2 and on a free)

  • 24 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    If Ketsy comes back, he can be The Rain Man

  • 25 Average_Contents // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Family portrait featuring guess who?

  • 26 Howay50 // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    What’s the betting that we get to transfer deadline day without a single signing having sold Sissoko, Tiote and Krul etc.

  • 27 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:47 PM


    Or holland 😀

    Sequel… Toon trek 2: the voyage to the conference.

  • 28 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Toon trek 3: The Undiscovered Transfer Budget

  • 29 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    tsunki lol stain
    jfa,walter mitties is a cracker
    Have to say this far more entertaining than waiting to see who Swansea and west ham are signing.
    anyways got to crash have an early start tomorrow in the colonies

  • 30 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    The only flaw in the Identity film is that (spoiler alert! ) although like Jeff they are all in his head, There’s no John Cusack character in his world.

  • 31 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Toon Trek: Relegations

  • 32 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Star Trek V The Search for Scharner

  • 33 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Toon Trek: The wrath of Carr. (Copy wright my work mate simon)

  • 34 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Copyright* ffs

  • 35 BeeGuy // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Maybe our new coach just took the slot since he was out of work. He now finds no coaches or players will come to Newcastle. This is tragic…..NUFC must look to the unemployed to field a squad.

  • 36 bettyswallocks // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Jeff is hard of hearing . Him and his Welsh mate …… Mutton Jeff

  • 37 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:52 PM


    Search for scharner. Class 😀

  • 38 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    average contents
    carver would have to be zippy
    haven’t got a link but on you tube search zippy does top gear.. gold.. all I will say is lagerfanny

  • 39 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Toon Trek: The Final year of the contract (yeah its a bit of a stretch :-p )

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    It’s funny how that the few left out there that seem to justify and defend whatever bizarre actions ‘The Board’ decide to take, when told that the scouting process is over a lengthy period of time and that the ‘Head coach’ doesn’t get the final say, proclaim what a great idea that is. Now that we are waiting for what seems an eternity for a much needed signing those very same people are saying the ‘Head Coach’ needs to make the decision despite the ‘The Board’ going to great lengths that it doesn’t work that way. The regimes defenders seem just as confused as to what policy to defend than the idiots making it all up.

  • 41 John Tudor // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    he will be gone by boxing day
    no scteve

  • 42 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Could also use First Contact and change it to Long Contract

  • 43 one fine day // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM
    worth a giggle

  • 44 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:59 PM


    Surely the idiots are not making it up…. you cant make it up!

  • 45 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 19, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    “Excellent” striker???? Says who Ed???

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    three words to jail for Ashley’s fan club.

    Kiss my ……………..

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Ian Toon to star in Me, Myself and Irene

  • 48 welshgeordie9 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Actually I’ve got that wrong it’s jail for ashley kiss my …………… Club.

    Ha ha ha

  • 49 N1CK06 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Liverpool have signed Ings and Milner
    Swansea have signed Ayew and Tabanou
    Southampton have signed Juanmi and Cedric
    Stoke have signed Joselu
    Juventus have signed Khedira
    Bournemouth have loaned Atsu
    Villa have signed Sinclair

    So WTF are Newcastle waiting for? Seems like plenty of clubs signing their targets with no problem despite the apparent “holiday” period..

    We continue to be taken on a ride with all the links, but we are still going nowhere but down.. And we will blame the apparent mad rush by other clubs who took our targets from right under our noses..

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Have we signed anyone yet.

  • 51 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Something just reminded me of “Silence of the Lambs”…….

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM


    Richards to villa as well.

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    welsh of course has to be perfect for Animal farm. Not the George Orwell version either.

  • 54 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Jail only a total slack jawed drooling imbec…. oh sorry I’m actually naming names there… anyway you have to be deluded to think that this club has been run competently on a sporting level. Business wise it may be seen as a canny earner in the shadier corners of the shysters club but here even that model of turning over cash to the detriment of core values, integrity and brand image doesn’t translate well either. How it gets backing as an institution from anyone but a shareholder I don’t know.

  • 55 Mister Tuff // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    I’ve disappeared for half an hour and the blog has suddenly started discussions about films that the blog multiples and knackers could star in. Granted they have infested the blog over recent weeks, hiding behind new names, bit like hiding behind a womans skirts, cowards to a man – the new “no cojones collective”.

    Last night was not much better, nothing much to discuss on the football front -and the conversation switched to hunting for old boilers in the early hours of the morning.
    Surely an appointment at the Gas Showroom during working hours would be more productive – and a new and efficient boiler obtained.

  • 56 welshgeordie9 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM


    What you do in your spare time is entirely up to you, bit of advice though stop watching animal farm otherwise you will go blind.

    Ha ha ha

  • 57 bladeuser // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    lets get real u r talking bollox
    cisse is finished he is not a good striker
    riviere is worse than john dahl tomasson and could not hit the goal if it was twice the size
    perez is a great prospect but cannot do it on his own so we have not git decent strikers
    Why do u people stop beating around the bush and say it how it is if u think they r decent stikers u know nothing
    all u ever do is copy and paste statements that are already on other sites or make them up

  • 58 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    OFD that video had me in stitches 🙂

  • 59 Moonraker15 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    People keep stating that the club has been run well on the “business front”.

    This is absolute rubbish, as you have to run a business to be successful in its main purpose. Now if we were a grocery store chain or, dare I say it a sportswear outlet, then we would be judged on our balance sheet but as a football club with the purpose of beating other teams and winning things we are not successful and the fact we made a profit is irrelevant.

    Now I’m not stupid enough to realise that you have to make a profit, but having 34 million in the bank whilst you don’t have the right players to avoid the relegation zone is not good business as we all know.

    The sad bit is the owner has more money than he can ever spend!

    This could only happen to Newcastle; all our rivals signing players that they’ve planned for and we have Charmless floundering totally out of his depth.

  • 60 Moonraker15 // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Breaking news: Shteeve is on a course ” Larn yersell geordie “! That’s why he’s not signing anyone atm!

  • 61 David Fraser // Jun 19, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Am i the only one that is not excited by dost he is the dutch version of peter crouch no pace all we will do with him is lump long balls and hope he wins them we should put in a big offer say 15-20 million for charlie austin or somebody who could work at newcastle in my opinin is troy deeney at watford and he wont cost as much and we all know ashley doesnt like spemding

  • 62 JP...from The Rock // Jun 19, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    I’ll believe it when I see it. So sick of building my hopes up for nothing.

  • 63 Pootle2118 // Jun 19, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    As I write this I know I’m gonna get shot down rapidly but as a blog virgin I’m hoping you’ll be gentle.
    If FatAsh doesn’t want to pay £10-15M for a striker with little or no EPL experience (Austin, Deeney, Dost) why has nobody mentioned Javier Hernandez to him? (apologies if someone already has…like I say ‘blog virgin’ here)
    Hernandez is 27, has 4 years EPL under his belt – yes mostly as a super sub but he still managed to get 37 goals, he has a season of La Liga – yes as a bit bit part player but he still got 7 goals (1 which was a CL s/f winner) and he has 72 international caps and 39 goals. All this coupled with the fact he is deemed surplus at Arrogant Utd.
    So, how much is he going for? – from what I can gather after sifting through umpteen back pages and sky reports, apparently he’s on offer for around the £6M mark.
    I know we’re as likely to sign him as me, Louise Redknap and Megan Fox doing the three way naked tango but for £6M it’s worth a punt. Plus a bid for a player with that CV might actually show that the FCW is ambitious!
    OK, let the slaughter begin

  • 64 davetoon // Jun 19, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Thr Wrath of Carr. PMSL 😀

  • 65 stockas // Jun 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Riviere “Decent”???? Bas Dost “excellent”???


  • 66 KevinLee // Jun 19, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Yes. coming coming, come to Mike fat mother fuxker ass

  • 67 NYMAG // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    You’re kidding yourself if you think Rivière will come through. Top 3 worst forwards I’ve ever seen play for us. He couldn’t hit a barn door and he’s a complete coward on the pitch. I’d send him to France on loan and try to get as much of our investment back as possible.

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