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Steve McClaren Could Go After His Former Striker At Derby

10:08 pm, Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 95 Comments

If Newcastle cannot get some of their top striker targets through the door this summer don’t be too surprised if Steve McClaren goes after his former striker at Derby County – 26 year-old Scottish International Chris Martin.

Chris was born in Beccles, Suffolk and joined his home town club Norwich City back in 1998 as a 9 year-old and came through the ranks at Norwich.

chris martin

Chris Martin – Derby County striker

Martin had loan spells at Luton, Swindon and Crystal Palace to get some first team games and in total he played 114 first team games for Norwich City but only five of those were in the Premier League.

He scored 32 goals and 14 assist in total at Norwich City before he joined Derby on loan in January of 2013, and finally joined them permanently in that summer as a free agent, after his contract at Norwich had run out.

So he’s been there since Steve McClaren took over and in the last two season he’s scored 46 goals in 97 appearances for Derby, but of course it’s a big step up to play in the Premier League.

But it didn’t prove a problem last season for two strikers playing their very first season in the Premier League – Charlie Austin at QPR and Danny Ings at Burnley.

Chris’ contract at Derby runs through 2018.

Chris did so well in his first season at Derby that he was called up by Scotland for a friendly against Nigeria at Craven Cottage, and he came on at half time to get his first cap – and he so far has 6 caps for Scotland.

Chris qualifies to play for Scotland because his father was born in Glasgow.

The 6’1″ tall striker shouldn’t be too expensive, but since he’s English there will probably be an inflated fee put on his head, and that’s especially true if Paul Clement wants to keep him at Derby – which is likely.

The figures we’ve seen for him are around £6M, but Newcastle would only go after this player if we cannot get strikers like Charlie Austin, Bas Dost or Aleksandar Mitrovic through the door.

Chris is primarily a striker but he can also play out on either wing, and in his career he has made 305 total appearances, mainly in the Championship and League One, with 100 goals and 46 assists.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

95 responses so far ↓

  • 1 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    That’s e 87th transfer rumour.

  • 2 chanty // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    anybody from the Derby squad we haven’t been linked with, jeez

  • 3 overtheline // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:17 PM


    I make it nearer 150 – it was 90 odd end of lsat week.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:19 PM


    yes sorry i was totally 100% responsible for the sack pardew campaign, it was just me, I acted alone, no one else felt the same, just me.

    What a relief you don’t bang on endlessly on one theme only, as that might make some people think you were a bit of a tagnut.

  • 5 overtheline // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    pot kettle Rotonda :V

  • 6 lesh // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    If we can’t get any of our top targets signed….

    If we can’t? Can’t?

    There’s no reason why we shouldn’t get them through the door if the offers are attractive enough.

    Maybe it’s a case of won’t get our top targets signed up!

    Will somebody put a bomb under Charnley’s backside before he near takes us down – again!

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Never said you were solely responsible for the campaign. Just hinted that you thought you were some kind of failed football coach and A badge bell end !

  • 8 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:24 PM


  • 9 lesh // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:26 PM


    Even at £6m he’s worth getting over and above a couple of proven strikers. He’ll provide extra backup where we’re thin on the ground.

  • 10 Bri // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Chris who? Will he score the goals to keep us in the league ,i doubt it.

  • 11 Toon Tang // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Chris Martin is pretty pap to be fair. He’s one of them ‘hold the ball up’ strikers that will grab you a goal here and there. Certainly wouldn’t want him as a main man but as a back up to come of the bench he could be effective.

    Really cant be doing with all these bollocks players.

  • 12 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Am so relieved Pardew Carver and Stone left. I dont really get it why Woody is still here. But will keep him for now. Want him to leave too.

  • 13 switch365 // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    So the latest rumor puts has us apparently showing an interest in Chris Martin.
    Well … though I can’t deny it would be a lovely sight to possibly see Gwyneth Paltrow wearing our famous black and white stripes in support of her former hubby.
    I somehow get the feeling that Rivierre might be more of a threat than the Coldplay frontman 😉

  • 14 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Right players. I think Mcclaren meant to first access his players then sign the right players. Not really meaning attitude.

    Just a thought.

  • 15 mactoon // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    It just sums up the ambition of the club’s new era if this is the level we are reduced to. Just pay the 15 million for Austin then go for Bamford for gods sake.

  • 16 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Gwyneth Paltrow in black and white

  • 17 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    I liked Chris Martin more around the time when Coldplay released ‘Parachutes’, the more recent stuff I can leave. Here’s a little known song he wrote , I believe it goes a little something…like….this…..

    Who Hell He Who Hell He Who Hell He
    Who Hell He Who Hell He Who Hell Hee-ee,
    Who Hell He Who Hell He Who Hell He
    Who Hell He, Who – Hell – He?

  • 18 bobby mango // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Wow,totally excited about this.

    What’s the betting we’ll get to this point next week and still not have signed anyone.

  • 19 Bri // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Maybe there are some top strikers amongst the NUFC supporters who would like to sign on the dotted line.

  • 20 Belfast // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Yawn. Another lazy link.

  • 21 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    it’s that time of day Belfast.

  • 22 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Belfast it’s almost like you’re saying anyone could do this blog lark 😉

  • 23 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    I think Jeff could pilot a pretty interesting blog.

  • 24 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Maybe we should just hang fire on the speculation, let’s just give Steve and his new crew a couple of months, let him put Willo, Gouffran, Dummett, Obertan etc through their paces, see if they can be turned into elite footballers. He’s an ex England manager you know.

  • 25 swemag // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Looks strong enough and skilled enough. Will score and cause problems for defenders in the PL as well.

  • 26 widowmagandapoke // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Paper talk. Not worth the paper…. Sorry the pixels it’s printed on.

  • 27 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    The words of the new Supermac.
    You cannot say you were not warned

    “I know the anticipation is already out there and that you want to see new players coming through the door immediately. That is natural. For me as head coach, however, it is so important that the right players come through the door. However long that takes, I want to make sure that we have just the type of people who can come in and force us forward.”

    Softly softly catchee monkey

  • 28 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    I think people will be surprised by the improvement in lots of players.
    However unless they can now do brain transplants , Obertan is a lost cause I’m afraid.

  • 29 swemag // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    West Ham paid 12 mill for Valencia last year and he gave them 4 goals in 32 games.
    I am sure this guy will get at least 10.

  • 30 Belfast // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    I already run a blog Skunki nufcdigest

  • 31 swemag // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    @ Jib

    So you think McClaren could do something about the following:



    Curtis Good?


  • 32 optimistic prime // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    I think there’ll be a signing on Sunday

    Maybe not for NUFC but I think there’ll be a signing

  • 33 Belfast // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Nufcindigestion sorry

  • 34 WWSBRD // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Look at all the changes to how the club operate! Learning lessons left right and indeed centre!

    How can McClaren not know where the team is weak? Graham Carr, the scout we believe in, is sat beside him. Sounds like more guff

    Am getting steadily less patient again with this “club”

  • 35 Belfast // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Breakthrough next week or the week after that Optimistic prime

  • 36 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Curtis Good is the only current toon player to have played in a Final at Wembley.
    He has been out for months with a hip injury.
    If he is improvable (is there such a word) then Steve is the man to do it.
    Certainly there was a certain something about Riviere’s play to think there was a decent player hiding in there somewhere.
    Marveaux and Vuckic certainly have potential.

  • 37 Bri // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    gotta feeling we’ll end up with 3 or 4 nobodies before the season start.

  • 38 optimistic prime // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    I reckon oenfold will unvail several new signings at the FF with a meet and greet !

    Sausage rolls, jelly, the full shebang

  • 39 aussiemag // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Same old shit linked with every player under the sun and we get 3 frees a day before the window slams shut.

    Ambition is on the rise at Newcastle if we are truly going for Championship players LOL

  • 40 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    The reality is, we’ve been shit for years, 52k + crowds is the only thing to draw top players.

    I think Wijnaldum is a shoe in

  • 41 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    ….somebody mention jelly?

  • 42 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    I also think Classie would be a great shout if we’re around 10m mark

  • 43 Kris // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Krul (Darlow/Elliot)

    Janmaat (Sterry), S. Taylor (Colo), Matip (Dummet/Lascelles), Haidara (Dummet)

    Tioté (Abeid), Colback (Sissoko/Anita)

    Sissoko (Wijnaldum), de Jong (Cabella), Aarons (Thauvin)

    Austin (Cissé), Hernandez/Dost (Perez)

    Would be very happy with a team like that.

  • 44 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Anyone else here that thunder? Jesus!

  • 45 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    I know Hughes would be the obvious Derby player to go for but I think if he does raid his old club he’d go for Jeff Hendrick, box to box midfielder.

  • 46 ToonMatt // Jul 4, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    What a load of sh*te, I just want Ashley out! Nothing else matters to me, He’s the problem and needs to go and the sooner the better, He pulls the strings and runs the club, Mclaren is another puppet, end of!

  • 47 lesh // Jul 4, 2015 at 1:32 AM


    Must say I like the idea of the Forum meet and greet the new players.

    Refreshments look good too.

    Where can I get a ticket that’ll get me in?

    😀 😉

  • 48 lesh // Jul 4, 2015 at 1:34 AM


    Never heard the thunder but saw the lightning flashes – on the south coast!

  • 49 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 4, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    Where is this list and the six players that are apparantly coming in?

    Have our targets changed since McClaren has came in? I doubt it, he dosn’t get what he wants.

    Have we even had a solid bid put in yet? Which may look like it could come off?

    Hope we arn’t going to be scraping the barrell here and bringing more untested players through the doors on cheaper wages, im all for experience coming through the door for this league and how we are. Quite happy with the young potential at the club.

    Pleased with some season ticket holders aswell with not caving in before actions have been shown by the club.

  • 50 brklyngeordie // Jul 4, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    This club needs to grow a pair want to have a great summer with some pretty minimal spending!?!?
    With whatever those 4 can generate lets say minimum 20 mill combined
    Now here is how we turn ourselves into a top 8 club at worse
    Balo-Loan w option to buy
    lets say that costs 50mill combined with the 20 from the players sold above thats a net spend of 30 if your not prepared to spend that as a prem club in a window then you have no business being a prem club

  • 51 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 3:30 AM


    so, you want get rid of 4 players, 3 of which should be in the starting 11, from an already unbalanced light squad with a whole host of deadwood and replace them with 4 players, one if which is a moron on loan?

    All I can say us thank god you are not in control of transfers at the club.

  • 52 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 4, 2015 at 3:36 AM


    He was just stating his opinion mate, his list doesn’t look as bad as you was making out. No need to take it to a personal level and publicly ridicule him.

  • 53 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 4:04 AM


    I found his opinion ridiculous mate.

    And that is without stating the bleeding obvious that there us no way in hades that:

    1…Cabaye will return to us
    2…Isnt Shaqiri signing for Stoke?
    3…Abdennour is way out if our price range.

    People need to be realistic here.

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    Seen QPR turned down a bid from Leicester for 12M for Austin. How come our bud being turned down never made the news.

  • 55 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:02 AM


    What bid?

    We havent made any. All press speculation. We will be waiting until the last week of the window when the fat wtat sells Sissoko and Krul for 25 million and we get Wilson in on loan from Man Utd and some 4th rate keeper from Barnsley.

  • 56 cyprus // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    Cabaye: NO
    Players like this guy: by all means, but we need two marquee signings. This player won’t take us to the next level.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    Cabaye, YES. Top top player, a player to build a team round, he’s got at least another four good years in him and there’d be no speculation of him leaving again and marquee enough to restore a tiny bit of faith.

  • 58 JDdubai // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    Would be happy with Cabaye but he will go to Palace I think.

    Reason being Pardew really wants him and will do everything to convince him he will be the main man there. We MAY put a lazy late bid in once he is already talking with Palace but are apparently doing nothing at the moment to show him how much we want him to come back.

  • 59 mickalfas // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Have we actually made any bids for anyone yet or is it speculation still ?

  • 60 hibbit // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    did caaye ever sell his house on darras hall ????

  • 61 hibbit // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    mickalfas not speculation PR me thinks

  • 62 mickalfas // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    I’m guessing no one in before the US trip ,expensive those flight tickets man!!
    Really thought they would get someone in before the ff ,but we must be happy with the coaching staff,or so they think
    Really starting to think they are buying 1 or 2 but profit in mind not who we need
    Morons !!

  • 63 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Chris Martin…
    He only wanted to start his career at Norwich because they played in ..’all Yellowwwwwwwwwww….’

  • 64 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:48 AM


    Cabaye has apparently already stated he will only go to an ambitious club.

    That rules us out plus he is touting himself around so he doesnt lose his place in the French team. They are his foremost concern. If he was getting regular starts at PSG, he wouldnt be wanting away. He reminds me of a certain EMO. We should possibly nickname Cabaye FYC.

    Furthermore, after the stunts he tried to pull to get away from us, I cant see Ashley wanting him back and neither do I.

    If we were going to spend 10 million quid on a creative midfielder, I would rather spend it on a 20 year old Will Hughes than a close on 30 year old frenchman who us close to being past his best.

  • 65 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Have to agree with Jib earlier on looking forward to seeing what SM can do with some of the players we have whose potential is as yet untapped.
    People continually condemn the likes of Vuckic, but if you can’t see this bloke has got heaps of raw talent you’ll never know a decent player as long as you have a hole in your ass,
    He gets a run in a 1st team and gets rave reviews. The lad has pretty much done well when he got his chance, albeit in a struggling team in Scotland

  • 66 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:55 AM


    I dont think we are considering him at all. In fact, i would bet my bottom dollar it is his agent shunting his name around to get the purchase price increased.

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 6:59 AM

    What happened to all the players that moron Judas John Carver said we were looking at. Surely SM must have liked at least one of them on the list.

  • 68 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:03 AM


    Everything Carver ever said or did while Head Coach / Interim Fool should be permanently removed from NUFC history to save any further embarrassment

  • 69 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    We are all hoping that Mclaren can get more out of the players but where Jib’s point develops holes is where he is clutching at straws to defend our not buying anyone. He has gone from the window not being open to contracts expiring and now SM has to see them all play, where the reality is it is so obvious that we need a CB to fit straight in to the starting eleven. Williamson at 29 does nit gave unlocked potential and unless we’re planning on hiring the services of Dr Steadman full time STaylor
    will not manage 20 games a season again.

  • 70 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:08 AM


    Spot on mate.

    The management and coaching under Pardew and Co. was apparently a disgrace and this was borne out on the pitch.

    Rarely have I seen a professional team so consistently inept in the very basics of the game such as possession passing pressure and defending in depth.

    At least in McLaren and his new assistant, there is a great level of experience in coaching abroad as well as at home and successfully too. I also believe their man management of players will be so much better.

    Cast your mind back to Pardew and Carver blaming all and sundry. It was disgusting. You never see Mourinho or Hiddink or Guardiola blaming their players. Quite the reverse. They protect them as a good manager should and deal with matters in house. It is so easy to shatter a players confidence as evident so much in recent seasons and the dinosaurs we have had in charge obviously had no idea of the importance of psychology in football today.

    I believe that Mclaren and co. do have that knowledge and I am hoping to see the players who really want to get into the new regime, apply themselves accordingly with renewed con fidence.

  • 71 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    I see the mackems are showing us the way to deal with their has been / never were defenders. We have proven defensive inadequacy too but I don’t see too much urgency to get rid of Colo and Williamson. Whichever way you look at it these two are undeniably not good enough. And SM / anybody else can’t coach them into a capable CB partnership in my opinion

  • 72 expatmag // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Matthews is an excellent signing for them especially at 2 million. Dont know about Coates. He looks like a lumbering giant.

  • 73 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    I struggle to overcome sentimentality when it comes to Taylor. I do love a good geordie boy done good story… And I recall watching Taylor in the U21s with pride and hope. Would love to see him get a decent run of fitness of course but sadly think you’re right in that he’s probably permanently unserviceable now.

  • 74 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Toon going down the Autosport racing line
    Austin Martin managed by McClaren

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    I was very proud of the fact that STaylor was U21 captain and thought he was going to be Englands future, unfortunately for him his body isn’t cut out for the game, twenty years ago he would have been one of those players that retired at a young age and went into coaching or physio.

  • 76 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:26 AM


    I agree, think Coates is second rate really but at least they look like they are addressing the fact that O shea and whatshisname other ex man U are old, slow and past it.
    I really want us to chase Willo and Colo. A fresh start is needed for everyone. Colo was good for us at times but theres no room for merceneries whose hearts aren’t in it. And Willo…well he’s had a golden ticket to Premier League football for way too long, a major lucky streak if you look at his ‘attributes and its time he was ushered out of the back door, to the Championship where he belongs and can do a steady job

  • 77 will die for the toon army // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Where is Colocinni? Is he running away from Cameras? Checked pics and videos. I dont c him.

    Mcclaren is looking for e right players. Access the team first. We might look for CB while we have a gem in Good and Lacesales.

  • 78 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    I’m going to guess on Willo being on 20K a week and Ipswich, Middlesborough or Brentford aren’t going to pay him that, he is not going to take a 10K a week pay cut to fight for his place in the Championship.

  • 79 will die for the toon army // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    S. Taylor has never finished a season comes in Pre season all hyped up gives u a good start then off to sick bay. Out for e season. He is e reason we havent bought a CB. Hoping he will b available.

  • 80 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:33 AM


    Oh dear 🙂 Then again McLaren is probably trying to tune up our very own Ferreri to save us going out and buying a new forward?

  • 81 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    I wish you would set your self on fire outside of the ground.
    We may well have two up and coming players in Good and Lascelles but we might also have a Tavernier, Ferguson etc. We need a whole new CB set up. The current ones have probably seen more 3+ hidings than any other three CB’S in the history of the PL. In fact not probably, simple FACT.

  • 82 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Aye I was wondering what happened to the Leeds interest in Iron Mike, apart from them sobering up. Not sure how long he has on his current deal but will check.

  • 83 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Get in! Colo / Willo contracts peter out in June next year. I hadn’t realised that. Hope at the end of the tunnel. I know its harsh but I would write them off now.. but would the management team / football board replace them??

  • 84 jasper // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Nufc has vanished overnight, which is a great pity. Somebody was putting a lot of effort into it and the way it has folded suddenly seems a bit odd.

  • 85 JDdubai // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Damn just realised Austin is over here at the moment, considering joining twitter just to politely stalk him…

  • 86 sing in the corner // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    I hope TFL is ok following his surgery

  • 87 Jib // Jul 4, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    I’m guessing that Colo is back home spending some time with his family watching the Copa ,
    with Argentina v Chile (the hosts) in the final the whole country is gripped with cup fever.
    Then will fly straight to USA to join up with the team.

    In Argentina they are talking about him returning to San Lorenzo by January .

    I think McClaren will appoint a new club captain , with Janmaat being favourite.

  • 88 cyprus // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    vastly overrated player who often disappeared v. real quality opposition. On top of that, sold us out. NO

  • 89 Jib // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    will die
    Please don’t think I’m getting on your case.
    The statement – S Taylor has never finished a season is incorrect. Some of his injuries have been more through enthusiasm than anything else, he collided with a post trying to save a goal and he was very enthusiastic with Andy Carroll’s girlfriend which earned him a broken jaw.

  • 90 Reyantoon // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    I think Austin is overrated.I’ll be happy if we get him but don’t think he is a must signing.There are better options out there like Ntep,Icardi,Fekir.
    Just because we may not sign Austin doesn’t mean we are a failure.Besides,most players we have been linked so far are unproven and are gamble -related players.So i think it’s fair decision imo not to rush in to gamble signings!!

  • 91 brklyngeordie // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    To call my proposed quick fix for the club out of touch for the fact that the players I mentioned are out of our range is your opinion respect that…

    BUT the simple fact that you even think along those lines is sad from a fellow supporter because you need to give your head a good shake if you think this club doesn’t have the financial means to pull off those 4 names I mentioned, While STOKE, CRYSTAL PALACE,WEST HAM can huh? Even DERBY is landing players or managing to hold on to players we have interest in how can that be explained?

  • 92 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Cabaye would walk straight into our team and run the midfield – only De Jong if he stays fit would challenge him for best midfielder at the club.

    Having said that, like Expat, I’d prefer to look to the future rather than look in the past for solutions. Will Hughes would be the one for me as well. Now would be a good time as we can ease him in to the side given the other midfielders at the club.

  • 93 Rotonda heights // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:25 AM


    If you have something to say raise your hand… then place it over your mouth.

  • 94 brklyngeordie // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    I to though am of the same opinion that SMc can get more out of current squad then Carver or Pardew but sure would make it more interesting if he got some new pieces to fix this thing and definitely believe the club is more then capable of spending but our approach to dealings in market and season goals for that matter are turning players off the names I mention are of high quality in poor situations except for Abdebbour the other lads need to get back on track but when on world class

  • 95 Jib // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Talking of young attacking midfielders.
    What do you think of Nathan Redmond ?

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