Newcastle Could Still Surprise Us With Late Signing


It’s not clear whether Newcastle will bring in any player before Tuesday night, but we wonder if Newcastle will make any attempt to get Charlie Austin in a cut price deal on Tuesday?

One thing for certain is that Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour will not be coming to Newcastle or Chelsea for that matter, since he has just signed on at Valencia for an undisclosed fee.

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Charlie Austin – QPR striker – knockdown price?

Steve McClaren has said Newcastle are not after any player, but a player may still become available – or Newcastle may carry through on what their plan on Charlie Austin seemed to be – to wait until near the end of the transfer window to get a better deal on him from QPR.

With Mitrovic being sent off yesterday after only 16 minutes, it does put a question mark over the Serbian, on whether he continues to start, because we cannot keep having players sent off.

It’s happened twice in the last four league games.

With sounds coming from Papiss Cisse’s agent that the Senegal striker is getting frustrated at Newcastle, there has to be a chance that Newcastle could get Austin in,  and then Cisse would be allowed to leave.

Charlie is a known entity who can score goals in the Premier League, and if press reports are to be believed he is keen to join Newcastle United.

The other possibility is Newcastle could bring in Lorient 21 year-old left back Raphael Guerreiro, but with Massadio Haidara looking better as he gets more playing time Steve McClaren could be happy enough with the defense at the moment, with Paul Dummett also available at left-back.

It also looks like we’ll keep both Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson at the club as back-ups in defense.

So at this point getting Charlie Austin in for a knock-down price from £15M, and letting Papiss Cisse leave,  looks the most likely.

That’s if anything happens at all before Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

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122 comments so far

  • TheToonKing

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Zero chamce for Austin. We don’t need him either.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #2

    As long as Cisse stays I’d rather carry on as we are and look to bring Armstrong back at some point but think the likes of Rigiere needs to go out on loan for the season to regain some form and confidence

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  • Llort muw

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Ahhhh, the inevitable Charlie Austin thread. My day is complete now!!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    TheToonKing
    JIB is well known for being king of the googles. Where’s the insult there?

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh….. it’s like a relaxing sauna after a cold day outside. How I’ve missed these Charlie Austin features! 🙂

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    If we are going to sign anybody, please let it be a defensive player

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Bring him in now replaces Cisse a year early keep all 3 for the season

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    We need 352 formation with the wingers tracking back. Stop this one man up front

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed, great job, but you really need to work on this blog, not jsut rake in the ads money.

    Get a responsive theme and proper commenting with replies and mentions etc.

    It’s a nightmare to use, on a phone especially. It’s 2015 and you haven’t changed anything really since you started this thing.

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Blackey, i tool that as a dig at me.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    idiotic move wasting time with austin

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  • geniusofthelamps

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #12

    we have enough goals in the side from Thauvin de jong mitro perez etc but uts no good playing witha back 6 and a massive gap in the middle. solve that and we will score. the back 4 are a much better unit this year and dont need protecting as much

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #13

    @ cyprus

    With respect the problem with fans like you is you only notice the Potentially fatal flaws in defenders like Colo after they have proven fatal.

    He made numerous mistakes yesterday but only one got punished by arsenal

    Numerous times during yesterdays game he was exposed with ABSOLUTE ease

    Walcott turned him twice with a simple burst of pace
    But luckily for us he failed to score one on ones both times. One time mbemba had to run behind colo to cover for him after walcott had left him for dead

    He also did that thing he often does where he charges out of defence spontaneously leaving gaping holes at the back
    Expecting poor Mbemba to play central defence by himself.
    Its okay for a central defender to charge out when they see a sloppy pass played and are confident they they will retrieve possession or punctuate the oppositions build up play. Rio Ferdinand used to do that with Manu

    But with Colocinni he just charges out for no reason and never retreives the ball

    Notice that whenever we concede those bizarre cheap goals he is never in the vicinity (and thus not seen as being directly at fault). And poor folk like Williamson, Mbemba and Taylor are left to look like mugs when they unsuccessfully try to stop the resulting goals playing CD in isolation

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  • Mag52

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonbrother.

    You are riding for a fall when, and it’s going to happen before too long, we have a convincing win with Collo in the heart of our defence.
    Hope you’ve prepared your response.

    As for Cisse, he will clearly start in the next 3 games, providing he is still with us on Tuesday. In these 3 games he’ll have the opportunity to prove that he deserves to wear the number 9. He’s never had a better chance to show his ability with Thauvin on one side crossing and (hopefully) Aarons on the other.
    If he doesn’t impress overmuch, I’d still prefer to start with him following the Mitro suspension, with the Serb coming on with half an hour to go. At least then we’d have no more than 30 minutes or so to play with ten men in the event of another Mitro red.
    The young guy is not likely to get the benefit of most ref’s doubts in the present climate of what seems to be something of a refereeing crackdown if this weekend’s games are anything to go by.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 30, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #15

    TheToonKing
    It wasn’t a dig at you. It was a jest with JIB.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #16

    We need a proven striker.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #17

    What we need is a 553 formation rather than the 441 we’ve been playing lately!!!

    We could then end up with eleven players on the pitch. 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #18

    If Austin signed tomorrow our team would be improved atm we have a aging striker (with a ruined knee) on his way out of the club, a young striker whose mentality is very much in question and a young attacking mid who we had to play as a striker….oh aye and a striker who cant score a goal

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  • toon kk

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #19

    We’ll be relegated come the end of the season even newly promoted clubs will be to strong for our under par bunch, its not necessarily we lack quality we have some very good players but our passing and ball possession is terrible but for me our biggest downfall is we lack real pace and power, to look what you can achieve with the right player’s look at Palace.
    spending millions on a 20year old with little experience for your main striker was a mistake, let’s hope the gamble pays off.

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  • ic0gcds00

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #20

    We definitely need to keep cissy and have another striker ,mitrovic is nice to have ,however he is a liability,he will be off the pitch more than he is on it,should of bought Charlie Austin instead of him long ago,but we dilly dally too much,even Andy Carroll would be on the pitch more than him,shoal might be a good free agent to have ,FFs,having to think like that,what a shambles,still pulling my hair out thinking about the garbage transfer policy we have for foreigners ,we have lost the plot in uk

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  • toon kk

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21

    The club is the victim of its own downfall, choosing to ignore our shoddy defence, lack of pace and lack of a proven experienced goal scorers will cost us big time.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Or have we been playing a 9-0-0 formation?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #23

    And in answer to your question Ed, I’d be very surprised if we made any new signings.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we sold one or two players.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib- I trust your monitoring the ” we’re doomed” usual suspects.

    Blackley- Your an experienced fan and should realise that early season results are not always representative of how a season will pan out. I believe Macca lost his first four games at Borough. There are mitigating circumstances for an indifferent start, under cooked players/ fitness levels, new coach and bedding in a number of new players plus a difficult programme- your old enough to know better based on what you’ve seen with your own eyes. One area where I do agree is the way Mitrovic needs to buckle down and recognise that he needs to undergo an assimilation programme to be a starter in the PL. that’s down to Macca to enforce.
    If we felt the need to call Adam Armstrong back at this juncture I might consider revising the above.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Think there’s little to no chance of anyone else coming at first team level

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Think the Manc’s will be on the end of drubbing today

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Can this be true?
    “The Sunday Mirror suggest that Steve Bruce wants Gouffran and the Tigers could be prepared to pay £4.2million for the forward’s services. However, they face competition from Middlesbrough, Derby and Nottingham Forest for his signature.”

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  • nut meg

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron
    I read it 10 minutes ago & still can’t get my head around it.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #29

    nut meg
    Perhaps I misread it & we pay them £4 million to take him?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #30

    IanToon
    I’m well aware that early season results are not necessarily representative of how a srason will pan out. My concern is our lack of strike power. I’ve been saying it consistently from the start. Carr’s recruitment is suspect. We miss too many good players who go to smaller clubs. I like Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Thauvin, but they’re hardly the horse to pull last season’s relegation flirting squad.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Apparently Southampton players waved imaginary yellow cards as a Norwich player was sent off for two yellows today.
    Yesterday that was apparently a yellow card offence in itself.
    Incompetent refs – yes
    Inconsistent refs – yes
    Failure to understand the rules refs – yes
    Law unto themselves refs – yes
    FA doing anything about the refs – no
    Time for TMO officials – looks like it !

    These idiots are destroying the game as much as the cheating, diving,prima-donnas of so many clubs.

    Will the FA sort it, no.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    We don’t need Austin ????
    The league table suggests differently .
    We need Austin , We also need SM to grow some . Being scared of the opposition Every week Ain’t going to get us out of this mess .

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #33

    I like Wijnaldum although he was poor yesterday. Needs to work on his fitness.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Shearer’s comments about Mitros red might not be so misplaced as some think and may be well thought out. His hero is Shearer so a note of ” steady lad get it sorted ” is welcome and may be helpful in the long run.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Cisse might be having a strop but then that’s his Ageñt looking for a cut of any deal with a rich overseas club.
    Then again he’s still recovering from his knee problems and is hardly a goal machine outside of the box so relies on poaching goals from closer in.
    If not Austin don’t be surprised if Andy Carroll turns up, he was linked with Valencia (?) but it’s all gone very quiet on that front.
    McLaren promised a surprise signing , haven’t seen it yet ( or was that Colo staying ? ) !

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  • geordie157

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Tadic was waving the imaginary card today.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Man Utd’s back four look very shakey as they are being bullied by Go-Miss

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  • Bambams

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Ooh Chris Smalling that tackle was out of control. What not even spoken to !

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #39

    IanToon
    Wijnaldum poor yesterday? Were you at the match?

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  • kimbo

    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #40

    We need a central midfield player as if we persist with Anita who is so slow we will go down. Colback and Anita doesnot work!!!!!!!!

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