Newcastle Not Interested In This Player In January


Newcastle were linked with a move for former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole at the end of the transfer window, and if was reported in Gazzetta dello Sport and they reported Newcastle had bid for the player – but that Ashley turned us down.

We know that Mike Ashley, hopefully,  has changed the way he is running Newcastle, and we will now be bringing in some older players from the continent who can make an immediate impact,  but we will not be bringing in former world-class players who are now way past their best.

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Ashley Cole – in action for Roma

Mike Ashley did that once, five years ago,  and we got very badly burned after former manager Chris Hughton persuaded the owner to buy former England great Sol Campbell on a one year deal, but Sol was abysmal and he played only 8 times for us and he was on £45K/week.

Sol was 35 years old when we signed him.

Not surprisingly the former England great hung up his boots in the summer of 2011, and Newcastle became the last club he ever played for,  after having a terrific career with Tottenham and then their big rivals Arsenal – and he represented England 73 times.

Newcastle are expected to buy again in January, and we would expect the club have a decent idea of whom they will be going after when the month-long transfer window opens on New Year’s day.

But one of them will not be Ashley Cole, who turns 35 in December.

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156 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Think someone was asking about Mitro’s performance a couple of posts back. I watched the game on & off. He was alright. Held the ball up well. The opposition kicked the crap out of him, easily the most fouled player on the pitch. Didn’t really ever look like scoring though.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #3

    What a boring day with no PL matches. The frustration of having to wait more than a week to get a realistic idea on where we’re up to is clearly taking its toll.

    Listing players we’re not going to sign in January is a bit sad though.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    SUTTY
    He tried an overhead kick which nearly came off.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #5

    bettyswallocks
    Exactly, where does the list end !

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  • Bri

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Even if he wasn’t passed his best we still wouldn’t sign him. It’s all about sell on value with Ashley and probably always will be.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Can anybody think of who else we might not sign, I’m at a loss

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe we could start a list of potential signings for January. There doesn’t seem owt else to discuss.

    I’ll kick it off with Charlie Austin.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Bri,
    I said before that Lescott would have been a huge boost to our defence, not a big outlay and just enough in him in case Good or Lascelles come through, a massive upgrade on Willo.

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  • Bri

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Andy Carroll ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ll start with who we won’t sign.
    Ricky Lambert.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think we are going to sign Pogba. Chelsea are sniffing and they will pay more than us.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    De Gea is a great keeper and would love him to sign for us, but with all the recent fracas it will be very complicated.

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  • Bri

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail
    It would be good if we signed a couple of older players that could actually bring experience and possibly improve the team no end.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t tell Ed we aren’t signing Austin in January. The next 30 Austin articles would be pointless if that’s the case.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t think we will sign Geoff Hurst. Would love his winning mentality and experience in front of goal, but I think his best days are behind him now.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Hayayayay Hayayayay…Austin ayay….cmon everybody if we do the chant together we can summon up the Charlie Spirits…..

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #18

    I think for all his troubles settling in, I think he’s got a point to prove where he is, so I think Bale won’t be coming to us. We’ll just have to accept it and move on.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #19

    skunki
    They should probably just scrap the transfer window so we can have Austin articles all season. I bet Ed would agree.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Bri,
    We are told that Mclaren has been set a target of top eight, how many chances does he get if he finishes twelfth every year.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Belfast,
    Did you copy and paste your Orville sketch earlier, surely you never typed all that

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #22

    There’s talk of Shola Ameobi returning to England. I don’t think he’ll be coming back to us. At least I fcuking hope not.

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  • Bri

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Would love to see Thomas Mueller come here in january.
    Pipe dream i now.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #24

    There’s talk of Shola Ameobi returning to England. I don’t think he’ll be coming back to us. At least I f…ing hope not.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #25

    I never thought I’d see the day when the entire lyric of the late Keith & Orv’s massive hit was posted as relevant on a nufc blog. But I have. Stuff silverware!

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Oh and Belfast don’t say anything in Ed’s hearing but….. a Charlie Austin Blog? Think about it, could have legs. Unlike Charlie of course…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Bettyswallocks,
    Where is he like, I thought he was at Palace, why did he never have a testimonial for us, do you think it was in case only 10K turned up.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Ah Tsunki,
    It was the lyrics to that god awful song was it ?

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Betty if you post that a third time I would not like to contemplate the consequences.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #30

    There was talk of Jack Charlton coming out of retirement to add a bit of height and aerial presence to our back four. Can’t see it meself like.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail… unbelievably yes. Yes, it was.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Tsunki… Haha, it was held up for a swear check I think.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #33

    It was copied and pasted of course.

    It was relevant and a rather fitting song to describe Bandb and Ibizas relationship Skunki. 🙂

    Although the song is now stuck in my head.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail…. I think he went to Greece. Not sure though.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #35

    On the poll, I found it very hard to decide how to vote. We haven’t actually seen us play a competitive game since we played Southampton. Against Man u we defended for 95% of the game. The other two with 10 men we were just totally out played. The worrying thing is we’re relying on a hot headed kid as our main striker and struggle with possession.
    So I’d be happy with survival, with us being so far run down and just escaping relegation we’re just like a newly promoted club starting life in the premier league. At least we have some quality player brought in, we just need to attack for a change.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast,
    I didn’t realise it was the words to the song, I thought it was from one their acts, did you put in any of your own quotes.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Belfast your ear worm is thoroughly deserved.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #38

    lesh – previous – indeed the Minervois area has excellent wines – the difference between what is on offer here compared to what we import is massive.
    The Cathar history is very interesting -as duallists they believed in a good God and his evil adversary. Bit like some on here believing in King Percy and or Mr Tubbs. They mostly perished on the orders of the Pope.
    The fight against the blog heritics is a Godly cause.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    toon kk,
    There is absolutely no way that a 20 year old hot head new to a league and country should be expected to lead the line, although there was a clamour for him to start. I still maintain Austin would have been a better signing.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #40

    No haha. It was just the annoying wish I could fly right up to the sky full song.

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