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Newcastle Miss Out On Another Target

6:18 pm, Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 38 Comments

News that Bournemouth have broken their transfer record by signing Tyrone Mings from Ipswich Town, and it appears that Bournemouth had paid Ipswich the money they wanted for the 22 year-old – £8M – and that’s a record for Bournemouth in the transfer market.

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Tyrone Mings – goes to Bournemouth for £8M

Mings has agreed personal terms with Bournemouth after meeting with 37 year-old Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and being hugely impressed with him.

The other clubs interested in the player included Aston Villa and West Brom – as well as Newcastle.

Tyrone still has to undergo a medical before the deal is complete.

Tyrone’s main position is left back and we are well covered at Newcastle at that position with Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara.

So if he was to come in it would have been as a center-back, where the 6’5″ youngster can also play, and it would take advantage of his height, although Tyrone is a versatile player and can also play on the wing.

It could well be that Newcastle are going after specialist center-backs in the summer, which could be the reason we didn’t go after Mings – but we’ve been linked with Tyrone for about a year now.

Tyrone is a very versatile player which is one reason we thought he would be a good buy, although £8M seems a lot to pay for an untested youngster.

Mings will be the fourth player signed by Bournemouth this summer, with the news also that former Newcastle center-back Sylvain Distin, who is now a free agent, has agreed in principle to join Bournemouth.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 croftus5678 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    8mil was a bit too much for the lad though even in todays market imo !

    5mil would have been worth a gamble though but i reckon we could get enrique back for less

  • 2 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    8mil is massive amount for this kid. Maybe he’ll come good, maybe he won’t.

    You can’t imagine Bournemouth have too much left in the transfer kitty though if they really have spent 8mil on him.

  • 3 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    haha croftus i don’t know how this happens, did not mean to repeat your post

  • 4 croftus5678 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    @3 sir eric

    lol great minds and all that 😉

  • 5 Our Toon // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Plenty of chat about Cabella coming good under the right coaching etc, what doesn’t make sense is the chat of him bulking up. Is he more lightweight than Sterling, David Silva, Juan Mata, Santi Carzola etc no he isn’t, he doesn’t need to bulk up he needs to learn to release the ball quicker.

    Fans always point to arguably the only game he really stood out in and that was chelsea game, he didn’t score and didn’t get an assist in a dominant 45 mins…..not good enough, Sammy Ameobi contributed more last season in assists than Cabella, and he scored the same amount of goals.

    Coaching will not solve the puzzle of Cabella it’s the player himself who needs to change, he needs to release the ball sooner. He needs to stop the daft stepovers when no one is around, his shooting last season was god awful, powder puff shots….his vision or killer balls through were awful and that’s supposed to be his main asset. None of these issues has anything to do with his size or coaching but more to do with his ability or lack of!!

  • 6 Our Toon // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Another overpriced homegrown player, Dyke amd his cronies have only made the situation worse by introducing quotas….mins will get top flight football others though rot on the bench of bigger teams. U21s showed last night you can’t force change at top level it’s grass roots that needs changing!!

  • 7 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Our Toon-

    I agree with a good portion of what you said, however I think that some of Cabella’s problems can be worked on through coaching. when to pass, when to shoot, i think a good coach that he can trust and respect can help sort that out.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Senor…thanks for sharing mate 🙂

    …I prefer when a manager and a coach complement one another in the way the approach the game and science that is football. A bit of yin and yang!

  • 9 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Tyrone Mings? What else does he do ha ha……

    Ok, sorry.

  • 10 Belfast // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    I see the troll has been banned. Welsh geordies comments have been removed.

  • 11 croftus5678 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    well..we have been moaning for years about the coaching set up !

    i’m thinking if these lads do sign for us we will have to give it a rest and start on ashley next 😉

  • 12 Belfast // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Interestingly a new poster called Pokat has also had his comment removed.

    That must have been the latest venture

  • 13 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    jesperfuglsang- yeah harmony is impt. carver and pards had pretty good yin & yang and i think the results really showed it! 😛

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Forget about Mings, we’ve got Minge!!! Huzzah!!!

  • 15 croftus5678 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    @10 belfast

    i didnt notice tbh but since i got back from work its been great on here tbh by everyone !

    loads of footy talk and everyone joining in without slagging eachother off its made a nice change.

  • 16 optimistic prime // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM


    Which welsh geordie?

  • 17 will die for the toon army // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Who said we wanted him? Paper talk.

  • 18 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Belfast, hurrah might be a bit more civil on here

  • 19 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    GeorgeTwo- I think the minge left when Faye Downey took off…

  • 20 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Minge of course is our new deep lying rover/DM/AM/striker. Very economical.

  • 21 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    To be fair to Cabella when he was in the Montpellier team to begin with the exact same complaints about him where kicking about and then he raised his game and cut out all the tricks which resulted in us buying him !

    Think it could have been a confidence thing remember when Pires came to Arsenal and Evra to Man Utd they were horrendous the first season

    I think Cabella will come good this season under Super Mac and Captain Cathro COME ON !!!

  • 22 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    GeordieTwo* sounds like Vuckic!

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    That’s just a rumour Eric mate. Faye was too high profile for us. Absolutely state of the art fitness consultant/fitness guru. Kept having the lads come to her office for one on ones. Too distracting. Harrumph.

  • 24 Belfast // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    The new one

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    No Eric mate, Vuckic is going to be our GK/central defender/midfield enforcer/winger. Beautiful.

  • 26 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    makes you wonder what the heck Billows was up to as he seemed to have a few lads in there long term! I shudder at the thought!

  • 27 welshgeordie9 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    optimistic prime

    Who do you think.

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    “Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony”
    Well said Paul. Well said Stevie Wonder. We are as ebony and ivory on here now mates. Beautiful.

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    So what’s the latest news on Austin.

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    It was some very intense behind closed doors training Sir Eric mate. But then Faye got word of it and had them sent over to her office instead.

  • 31 the white tino // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Off to see ac/dc this weekend in Glasgow will try and have a word with Brian Johnson see if he can get a consortium together to buy the fat slug out HWTF / HWTL

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    You lot just don’t understand the modern game! It’s all utility players and training with cheetahs and honey badgers now. Everyone knows that. Harrumph.

  • 33 Sir Eric // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    I have good word that volleyball is a big part of training too, which explains a lot of Krul’s flapping last season!

  • 34 ToonOwl // Jun 25, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Ludicrous price. Would spew If we spent that on him. Bullet dodged imo

  • 35 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 25, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    You persist with teasing questions about my ST money. I know it irks you and many others that 50,000 fans put money into Ashley’s pocket by buying tickets. It feeds the beast, in your eyes.

    I consider I’ve had good value from my ST. Win, lose or draw, I’ve been entertained. I’ve had once in a lifetime experiences, good and bad. I’ve had the joy when we’ve won, which is all the sweeter after sitting through the embarrassment of some of the defeats. I’ve seen the history of a poor season being made. I’ve had the opportunity to see our players’ every move, not through a little window that follows a ball.

    So, for example, I’ve been able to watch Janmaat closely, watching his positional play, his speed, his awareness, his decision making in light of his options, his tackling, his delivery and so on. It’s what has enabled me to conclude that he has had a half decent season. If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I might have believed he’s the top purple that quite a few on here suggest. Unlike Tuffty, I’m not reliant on other people’s opinions in order to formulate my own.

    That’s what a ST buys you. And without fans paying for tickets, the club would be far less able to attract new players to the club. One of the biggest selling points of the club to players is the size of the stage. The very people who moan about the lack of signings are the ones who supported boycotts.

    Instead of knocking fans who buy tickets, you should be grateful for them. If ever there was a good example, it was the last day of the season.
    BandB chided me for my faith that the fans could make the difference and disparaged the fans for being quiet game after game. I believed the fans could be the 12th man if the players gave them a glimmer of hope. I had to battle on here against fans like you, who have never been to SJP, and who promoted boycotts. Some fans on here actually wanted us relegated, would you believe.

    If my ST bought me nothing all season, it was worth it to be at SJP to witness that unforgettable game. I can say “I was there”. You’ve never been there. Do you wished you’d never asked?

  • 36 ZIPPIE57 // Jun 25, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    at least Bournemouth aren’t afraid to flash the cash, so what if its £8 million, shows ambition and a huge message of intent to the season ticket holders/ supporters

  • 37 dexter53 // Jun 25, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    8 million? He aint worth half that.

  • 38 stockas // Jun 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Gotta love Ed’s headlines!!!! Does he have insider knowledge on our transfer targets??

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