Newcastle Linked With International Defender


There are some reports starting to do the rounds that Newcastle are interested in Jamaican international Kemar Lawrence, who is a defender for MLS side New York Red Bulls, who plays on the left hand side of defense and can also play as a wing back or a left winger.

He turns 23 next month.

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Kemar Lawrence – in Jamaica’s colors

The left-back is said to have attracted Newcastle’s interest by playing well for Jamaica in the Gold Cup, when Jamaica surprisingly reached the final after beating USA in the semi-finals 2-1.

But they went down 3-1 to Mexico in the final, but the Caribbean country had a very good run, and Lawrence played in every game for Jamaica at left-back and looked impressive.

We would have thought if Newcastle were to bring in a defender it would either be an out-and-out center-back – maybe a young center-back – or else somebody on the right hand side to give cover to Dutch International Daryl Janmaat.

Kemar was born in Kingston, Jamaica and joined his local club Harbour View back in 2007, and he played for the first team from 2011 through 2014 appearing 62 times for the club with a couple of goals.

In July of last year Lawrence went to the United States for a two-week trial with MLS club D.C. United, but was not offered a contract but then last March he signed by the New York Red Bulls.

He’s played 14 times so for the New York club, who happen to play their games at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

The left back has played 22 times for Jamaica, but we would be very surprised if these reports of Newcastle wanting to sign the player are true.

Newcastle hardly need another left back, with Massadio Haidara looking good at the moment, and local lad Paul Dummett coming back from a hamstring  injury and he starts training on Monday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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177 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    arma should be no were near nufc this season if he is getting game time at coventry…. a good season under his belt with them will do him more good than sitting on the bench for 80 mins a game just let the kid grow it could be worth it in the end

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    We a need a right back, not a left back, but a right back!!!!!!!!!

    We already have two lads at left back and only Jannmatt at right back, so unless we want to see Anita or Saylor playing there we need to sign a RIGHT BACK!!!!!

    (And my his own admission, Mbemba has only ever played one game at right back)

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  • lukes26

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Krul seems to yell at Haidara quite a bit, so he might be doing something wrong defensively

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Jack Butler

    Armstrong has been training with the 1st team regularly for over a year now. Regardless of that Beardsley does a good job. His remit is to develop players to a stage where they’re worthy of an opportunity around the 1st team, plenty have got in to that position, not his fault if they don’t take their chance or aren’t given a fair chance so they don’t advance. Think mostly it’s an attitudinal and self-belief thing; it’s the reason why most have faith Aarons will make it, because of his attitude and confidence, he’s comfortable and feels like he belongs in the 1st team.

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Phew
    Gomis inches wide

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Hibbet, he should’ve gone on loan last season, let alone this. Pardew and carver risked damaging his confidence by playing long balls at him in stupid little cameos. Best thing that could’ve happened to him.

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #7

    If Armstrong can get himself about 10 goals by half season, extend his loan through to the end of the season. If he storms the league and has 15+ by half season, when his 6 month loan ends get him a move to a decent Championship side.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Noel

    Not arguing any of that, it’s just people need to be aware that the step up into the first eleven is a massive task for any youngster. It wasn’t too long ago that Campbell was the best thing in our academy and that went no where. These kids need to be allowed to develop and not be faced with a mountain of pressure from fan expectation which is inevitable in one sense, seeings as we produce so few good young players

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  • toonking

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    martoon

    my prediction
    Final League position:10th
    Final no. of Points:50
    League Cup Round:quarter final
    FA Cup Round:5th round
    First team signings this season:4
    First team leaving this season:2
    Top goal scorer:mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:12

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Luke, from previous, Pardew wont be given any respect by 75% of the people on this site, irrespective of what he does. I really hope he does poorly, but he wont. He defends away from home and wins 1-3 against a promoted team – who are often dangerous on day 1. And he gets slagged off. Put simply, Pardew is a defensively minded ex holding midfielder who likes players to defend and hit on the break. He also likes big strikers and big defenders who can score headers from frees. At NUFC he wasnt allowed to develop his team his way. Its perfectly acceptable viewing for Palace fans but would never have been good enough for us. Cabaye signed for him – not because he is a crap manager, and Cabaye was laughed at one here – he will be a great signing, and is already showing it. If Pardew could have kept Carroll and Ashley had purchased big defenders instead of wimps like Mbiwa and wingers with pace and directness , we would have been top 10 . When you look at the combined points total he got for NUFC and Palace last year it must rank very well in league terms. I thought he was an average manager but not one allowed to buy the type of players he likes. When he went to Palace guys on here shouted out that relegation was certain. They were all completely wrong but I dont remember many saying it when they zoomed up the league. I would be thrilled to see him fail as he loved himself a bit much etc, but I had them down to win 0-2 today so i wasnt far wrong. Expect a good FA Cup run from them too. Sadly.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Martoon, predictions:

    Final League position:9th
    Final no. of Points:52
    League Cup Round:quarter final
    FA Cup Round:5th round
    First team signings this season: 5
    First team leaving this season:2
    Top goal scorer: mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:14

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  • lukes26

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #12

    i dont think Campbell was ever that good really.

    He’d come on late in games & absolutely no one would pass the ball to him.

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #13

    How did Gomis not score there ?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Go-miss living up to his name again

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #15

    God I hate Chelsea

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  • hibbit

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #16

    noal….beardsley is one of the best players to ever wear a toon shirt a legend but that does not make him a great coach bad tempered unable to get his message across to young players not suited to coaching……. sold his soul to ashley…….. should not be anywhere near our kids get a long to benton you will soon see his failings very very poor

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #17

    New email from McClaren “the season is upon us”

    Love this new communication method, feel like part of the club now rather than just “a customer”

    I for one (and I hope all the rest of the fan base are as well) am going to be patient with SM, we may well lose tomorrow, but no matter what happens I’ll be right behind him. A new style and philosophy of attacking and attractive football, a whole new coaching staff and new signings, it’s a complete change to the players and may be a shock to the system

    Howay the lads!

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Munster

    I don’t recall anybody ever saying he would get them relegated immediately. Most said he will repeat the pattern of his entire career and he will! Eventually ending in relegation in 3 seasons max. The bloke has zero self-awareness in his early 50s, not something that indicates he will ever improve as a manager.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Swans much the better side, two chances from gomis and one from ki.

    Come on swans.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Mag52,
    Just as I was starting to warm to you again you come out and say that. Palace had 38% possession with even less in the first half, yes, he wasn’t as bad as some made out but he was a shithouse of a bloke who took that eight year deal knowing full well that he would not be allowed to win anything, his football was dire, we scored four or more goals seven times in his four year reign, three of those were with Houghtons team.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m convinced that in the terms and conditions of Chelsea football club it reads

    “Chelsea players reserve the right to kick seven bells out of all opponents but are well within their rights to roll around on the floor like wounded school girls when feeling the slightest touch from said bruised opponent”

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Fabianski like a wounded squirrel in the Swans goal

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Fabianski a poor ‘keeper. Even had a warning a few mins before. Absolutely no command of his 6-yard box, never mind the whole box.

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  • lukes26

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Munster

    I completely agree.

    With some people, their first impression is their last impression.

    Fans (me included) were upset with CH being rudely dispatched.

    Mcclaren has more of a chance of being loved by fans, just because of the circumstances in which he took over…even though no one wanted him as manager at the start of the summer.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Lovely goal, keeper should have done better

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  • Mag52

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster.

    You are so right on everything you say about AP. what I don’t understand is why, like some of the clowns on here, you hope he fails at Palace.
    O.K. he has a good opinion of himself. There aren’t many high profile managers who don’t. It’s possible to support NUFC as well as hoping that a decent manager enjoys the success that his abilities merit ( until they play us of course ).

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree JackButler

    Chelsea are a dirty team but if they are kicked you’d think they’d been taken down by a sniper

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Superb passing from Chelsea.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Mag52

    Alan Pardew was an atrocious manager and I said that before he came here, He has had an awful track record as a manager and has been sacked nearly everywhere he has been

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  • JackButler

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #30

    1-1

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Andre Ayew nice

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #32

    What a goal Ayew !!!!!!!

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Having said that …

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Lucky Chelsea goal

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Willian straight back

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Lucky Chelsea.

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Ayew will be a big PL hit. Said he’s as close to a sure thing as you can get when it comes to players without PL experience. Really surprised we didn’t have a nibble. First scorer for my fantasy team!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Come on swans make it 2-2

    Chelsea so lucky with their goals.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #39

    No more Pardew and Austin.

    Now look at those two teams thats wat they call making a team. NUFC does have one. We have Houghton’s and Pardew’s team with no nucleus. Mcca pliz make us a team.

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  • deeps

    Aug 8, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #40

    What a game..chelsea v swansea

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