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Newcastle Suffer Serious Transfer Setback

7:49 am, Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Newcastle were reported to be increasingly confident last week of being able to reach a loan deal to bring Spurs winger Andros Townsend to the club in the January transfer window, but the Star is now reporting that deal could be jeopardy and there are a couple of reasons for that.

First of all there were reports over the weekend the 24-year-old England winger could be involved in a swap deal for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – used as bait for Saido Berahino

Berahino has also been linked with Newcastle, Manchester United and Chelsea, but we have absolutely no chance of getting the player to Tyneside – not when we will be struggling against relegation in January.

The main goal for Newcastle this season has to be to stay in the Premier League because we’ve made such a terrible start to the season.

And we seem to have become a real relegation candidate after the last two desperate displays against Leicester and Crystal Palace.

The Star are also reporting that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants Townsend to stay at Spurs where he says Andros still has a future.

But it’s very unlikely that Townsend will stay at Tottenham this season when he’s getting little playing time and he desperately wants to make the England squad for the European championships in France next summer.

Newcastle getting Townsend in could depend on whether or not Spurs can use the winger as a makeweight in their attempts to sign striker Saido Berahino in January after they just failed go get him in over the summer.

But Newcastle are going to find it that much more difficult to attract good players to the club if we are in the bottom three in January and that has to be a growing concern for those who are running the  club.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Nov 30, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Thank fcuk for that.

    He’s shite anyway. Obertron mark 2.

  • 2 firebug666 // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Surly this is a positive step forward rather than a setback.

  • 3 ToonMatt // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    I could care less who we sign now, Ashley needs to go! He’s had his time here and it’s a fact the club has gone backwards, Still in debt and battling relegation, Ashley out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 nut meg // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    That’s a relief…..phew !

  • 5 Average_Contents // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Firebug from previous

    It’s a shame the captains stirring speech doesn’t get translated into action. Him being one of the main culprits and all is somewhat ironic.

    Too busy fcuking about with his hair and pulling it out of his eyes to concentrate on the game the shithouse.

    Definitely should be stripped of the captaincy and dropped.

    Shteve will definitely not do that. Another shithouse in my book.

    The club’s fcuking full of emails.

  • 6 Average_Contents // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:16 AM


  • 7 firebug666 // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:20 AM


    Spot on, Colo should be stripped of the captaincy. I would drop most of this team to be honest, and stick the youngsters in, at least they try to win games.

  • 8 jimmysmith // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    There really isn’t enough depth to drop the established players.




    that’s not a premiership 11

  • 9 firebug666 // Nov 30, 2015 at 8:35 AM


    But then the established players are just not good enough. something needs to be done now at least they should try to get some points before January.

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