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Alan Pardew Trying to Raid Newcastle Again

11:48 am, Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 57 Comments

We’ve seen a report like this last week,  and today there are a number of reports saying that Alan Pardew is again trying to raid his former club,  and this time left-back Paul Dummett is the target.

Paul has been injured all season, and is just coming back in training,  and he will then challenge Sadio Haidara for the starting position at left back.

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Paul Dummett in action against West Ham last season

The fact that Paul can also play at center-half,  surely means Newcastle will not be willing to sell the home town youngster.

It doesn’t surprise us that Alan Pardew is a fan of the player he introduced into the Newcastle first team over two and a half years ago,  and gave him a long contract last year.

Paul made his debut for Newcastle back in January of 2013 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup – a game we lost 2-0.

The fee Newcastle want for Dummett is said to be £8M, but Steve McClaren will be keen to take a look at Paul when he returns from his hamstring problems.

He could be fit enough to be considered for our next game at West Ham a week next Monday.

But we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are willing to sell the local lad leave, since we are already short of full backs.

Paul, plus Daryl Janmaat and Sadio Haidara are the only specialist senior full-backs at the club, and Dummett can also play at right back.

He’s played 51 times for Newcastle with two goals, and is a Welsh International, and a graduate of the Newcastle United Youth Academy.

There’s no way we should be selling Paul Dummett today.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Transfer News and Rumours

57 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Malackay // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    £8m for Dummett and £4m for Gouffran – Would be up there with Carroll for £35m in terms of getting value in a sale.

  • 2 Blofal // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    He is not worth $8m… I’d sell him for that in a heartbeat however we are already short of fullbacks.

  • 3 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Mbemba Anita and Colback are all experienced fullbacks

  • 4 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    and Steven Taylor can play right back

  • 5 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    6 hrs left to do any business, it’s not looking good for any incomings at the moment like.. Just departures.

  • 6 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    argh jib lad

  • 7 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    piracy lol

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Jib…Mbemba, Anita and Colback are supposed to be 3 pretty much nailed on starters for our new look team. Not cover for FB.

    “If” Willo is leaving, then Taylor is our back up CB.

  • 9 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM


  • 10 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    How many of these Pirate outfits sold and for how much?

  • 11 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    no ambition only survival

  • 12 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    asda selling them for a fiver

  • 13 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:13 PM


    500 were made and sold out within 70 minutes.

    3000 more fans were waiting on the second batch..

    They were around £27.50

    Here is the site where they could be ordered from..

  • 14 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    This was the shirt..

  • 15 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    cant see any piracy there no cutlass no patch
    whats the difference between those and toffs gear

  • 16 bills-son // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    I recall 8 out of 10 on here who commented on our interest in Gomis saying he was useless and they didn’t want him.

    8 out of 10 also raved about Cabella before we signed him.

    Gomis’s physical style was always suited to the Prem just as Cabella’s lightweight style wasn’t.

    Shows how much notice should be taken of the so called football experts on here.

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Piracy is making cheap COPIES and selling them. These shirts had one single similarity. Black and white stripes. They were clearly NOT a cheap imitation of the real thing. They were an alternative option. Are they going to stop everyone in Newcastle from selling any black and white striped top? After all There are products out there that are black and white, but have nothing to do with nufc.

    Piracy? No. No. Thats just silly.

  • 18 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    bills-son and thauvin???????

  • 19 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    tell that to jibgoogleoracle

  • 20 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    I think it’s the Magpie part where the copyright saga came into it also, could be wrong though. Not 100%.

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:22 PM


    Yeah my comment is mainly directed at him.

    Aarrr, me hearties. Pirates of the North sea:- Curse of the black n white shirt.

  • 22 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:25 PM


    It could be i suppose, but Magpies is just a nickname. I can’t see there being any grounds to prevent other people world wide from using it.

  • 23 clinath@ed // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Aren’t Notts County also called the magpies?

  • 24 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    It is living on the edge a bit like, black and white striped football shirt with a Magpie on it.

    The council were going mad aswell about the cities coat of arms crest they used aswell.

    500 people have got them, I wouldn’t of minded one of them.

  • 25 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    Prodigy…Thanks. Thought it was something like that. Close to bringing in £100k (minus costs).

    I can see why it needed to be stamped down on. Weren’t the profits going to charity?

  • 26 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Clinath…Shhh….Or you’ll have them on to their backs too!

  • 27 Whumpie // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    I’d be surprised and gutted if Dummy went. As usual with any home-grown player, people get on his back as soon as he puts a foot wrong, forget he’s very young still, and forget his MOTM performances. Drives me nuts; we’re sh*ts on here sometimes.
    Keep Dummett – he’s exactly what we need more of.

  • 28 Shadow_Shearer // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    I’m sure puppet pardew knows how ashley runs things. Doesn’t sell unless way over valuation cost!

  • 29 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Apparantly it was a non profit shirt according to the group that made them.

    The shirts were bought at around £22 each from a sports shop and then badges attached I guess.

    Those Adidas tops are free to buy in any Sports Direct or JD Sports probably. It’s the badges what is naughty im guessing.

  • 30 clinath@ed // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    My bad Ibiza….every time I try to be helpful i blocks it up. Just as well they don’t mention St James, they’d have Exeter and the Catholic Church on their case ffs.

  • 31 Clarke_M // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    Completely agree Whumpie!!

  • 32 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Shane Ferguson’s loan at Millwall has been extended.

    Looks like it is all outgoings.

  • 33 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Is the deadline 6pm? Is that new?

  • 34 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Aye, it’s because of the bank hol weekend. Extended until 6pm tonight.

  • 35 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Right I’v had enough there is nout happening on there like, im off out for dinner.

    Enjoy lads.

  • 36 SUTTY1978 // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    just seen the link with Alex Mowatt. technically he would be an excellent addition, better ball retention and passing skills than any of our other midfielders bar Wijnaldum. has a sweet shot on him as well. great all round CM except maybe tackling. he’s not exactly rocket heeled either but quicker than Colback.

  • 37 geordie157 // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    has Gouffran gone yet?

    also is marveaux back in training?

  • 38 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Cheers Prodigy. Have a good one.

  • 39 geordie157 // Sep 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Mowatt is a good player.

    deadline day triple swoop for Byram, Mowatt and Cook from Leeds!

    can’t see anyone coming in. just a few being offloaded although probably on loan

  • 40 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    chelsea finding inexpensive centre backs
    meanwhile nufc scout sit with thumbs up their butts

  • 41 Tsunki // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Bills-son I’d love to know where you gleaned your 8 out of 10 stars they look awfully like you made them up and exaggerated them.

    As for Dummett, if he needs a lift I could sort one out for him.

  • 42 expatmag // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Bwin cut odds from 50s to 10 for Austin for Cisse plus cash deal……..yeah right…

  • 43 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Someone on the internet has pointed out that SSN keep repeating that NUFC have finished all transfers .


    They have a reporter stationed in the Toon all day.

    They are one of the chosen media partners , could there be a scoop coming!!!

  • 44 Tsunki // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    If Willo and goofy go it’s like money in the bank really. Almost like a new signing in fact.

  • 45 Mag52 // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM


    Mbemba has played at fullback. I’d hardly call him experienced.

    No way should we sell Dummett to anyone.

  • 46 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    blackbeard, hook and smee spotted at the central

  • 47 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    no way £8m for Dummett and £4m for Gouf is realistic.

    If so, is there anyone that wouldnt do that deal and pay 12M for a CB????? our incoming transfer window is shut, locked and boarded up. gouf can go for whatever, as much of a rip off 8m for dummet is, we need him. We have no cover.

  • 48 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Looking like yet another speculation filled none event…you know when nowts gonna happen when it’s the betting sites putting out the stories in an effort to get someone to place a bet.

    Cisse and Sissoko may go…but nowt coming in…that goddam line never sits still for more than a second for us on transfer deadline day

  • 49 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Bills-son, good point. Plety on here know little except Football Manager. We also moaned that we wanted that Liverpool centre half ( Sakho? ) but he wasnt great either. That said I dont trust Carr like I used to, not at all.

  • 50 hibbit // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    if willo and dumett both go we would have no cover would be a silly move unless we people coming in and that does not seem look likely

  • 51 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    whats all this football manager nonsense
    what is it

  • 52 hibbit // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    munster mag thats very true a lot of the key board warriors on here rabbit on about players as if they know them personalie football manager has a lot to answer for i think a lot have never been to a live game

  • 53 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    pretty unsubstantiated sweeping statement

  • 54 Tinman // Sep 1, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    8m for Dummet would be great. But he would need to be replaced today. So better wait till Jan

  • 55 DaraghL // Sep 1, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    On Football Manager –

    It’s a highly respected database which uses expert scouts to assess players ability.

    The difficulty with using FM’s database is some people see Player X is quicker, stronger and a better finisher than Player Y based on the stats and presume he is therefore better. They ignore the players mentality, composure, stamina etc which seperates a talented player from a great player.

    I bet if you threw Gary Neville’s stats when he was playing up there he would lose out to the vast majority of right backs.

    It will show that player X is quicker, stronger and a better tackler and people presume he is better than player Y with lower stats; however it also monitors players mentality which is just as important if not more so. Using this to judge players is beneficial purely for indicative purposes. It is never used as a sole source of information.

    As far as the players potential which is the usual criticism FM receive. That is usually an educated guess. How young the player is, how talented he looks, how much room is there to grow etc. People slate them for getting it wrong; however guessing if a person will live up to his potential is impossible.

  • 56 DaraghL // Sep 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Repeated myself there…. -_-

  • 57 hibbit // Sep 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    daraghL very well put…. if its on it’s on FM it must be right but it does not work like that in the real world

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