Newcastle Refuse To Match Fee For English International

It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to Newcastle fans that there is news today that Newcastle have walked away from the possibility of signing Tottenham’s Andros Townsend – because the price is too high.

Tottenham are wanting something like £10M for him, but in the way Newcastle work these days that’s above what the club’s valuation is of the player – and so we’ll look for a cheaper option elsewhere.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – cross him off the list

That will probably be from the continent and more likely from France, or even maybe from the lower leagues in England where players can be brought in fairly cheaply – sometimes.

Although even then if they are English they may be too overpriced for Newcastle to bring in.

The fact that these players we tend to bring in don’t have any Premier League experience and could struggle to make in impact in England doesn’t seem to sway Newcastle from keeping to what has been a failed transfer policy for years.

And they wonder why we are now in trouble?

In business when things are proven not to work you change them to something that does work – otherwise you fail – and you deserve to fail.

Newcastle just don’t seem to understand that and continue to try to run Newcastle on a shoestring – whenever they can get away with it.

Where’s the ambition in that?


Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #1

    well that’s good news

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Please be true….

  • Bambams

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Nothing new Ed

    It’s such a shame, if the powers that be realised if they brought in some quality players this place will take off.

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Off ft…the blog is a tough read at times. A cross between accountancy navel fluff and transfer misinformation ??

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #5

    This isn’t a quality player though, so bullet dodged.

    Nobody in particular,

    Just had a flick through the Ronny’s list of players linked with. Must be an easy job being a journalist at Thomson House. They talked how the move for Lacazette demonstrated the quality the club were after. That players like Saivet, and the other French midfielder were below the level the club want to sign this month.

    It seems that they are attempting to persist with the 3 window plan if Douglas has got it right. Shame that screwing about the summer window means players of the desired quality don’t want to come to the club.

    Pleased to see they are after quality, but most on this blog were saying they would need to do more in the summer to be in a position to attract similar level again in Jan.

    I hope we still make a go of the cup, winning breeds confidence, and we need a boat load of that at the moment. Is Aarons back available yet? I know he was due to play for the reserves but it was postponed, this game could be a bit to early for him then. Thauvin should start, and I’d probably go with Darlow as well, give the lad a chance to build confidence. Leave Sissoko and Colback out, play Tiote and Gini centre withSDJ in front of him. Perez left, Thauvin right. Mitro up top as we have little else.

    We haven’t exactly shone in the second half of the season the last few years after early exits from the cups have we, so I won’t be accepting the cup is a distraction line, and will lead to relegation. If we are relegated it will be because of the whole season, not just the games around the cup ties.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #6

    ED has a different take on the word “news”…

  • mindshaft

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Courbois story is old and been rehashed to fill news
    Townsend is worth about 3 million and is no more than a squad player , his crossing ability is woeful – speak to any spurs fan … run past his man, cut inside, shoot miles wide/over of goal … every time

  • Mag52

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #8


    Don’t forget the slagging off of AP whenever the opportunity arises.

  • Vest

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Must say that in this case, it’s a good thing. I don’t think he is worth anywhere near Tottenham’s valuation of him.

    He could probably do a job for us right now, but we are not daft. Tottenham know we need proven PL players, and that’s why we are quoted ridiculous prices.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #10

    AT had one good game for England, nothing since.

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Mag – don’t start it off again! 🙂
    Amid all the speculation about possible incomings I hope the so called powers that be are keeping the back door shut when it comes to the likes of Wij, Perez, Mbabu and probably Sisssoko. We don’t want any curve ball bids tempting our money merchants….

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Shame but he was overpriced tbh. I wouldn’t mind having Milner back even if hes getting on these days he can still cross the ball and is a tireless worker. He would place some fab balls to Mitro to thrive from.

  • derekm

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #13

    for a player to get to international level and then fall from favour so fast points to his attitude – bullet dodged, thanks for the greed Spurs!

  • mactoon

    Jan 8, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Austin, Shelvey and Townsend would probably cost less than £30 million go straight into the first team and keep us up. Simples

  • Ravostag

    Jan 8, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Why bother with overrated Townsend when we have overrated Thauvin? Try and bring him up to scratch by giving him a game tomorrow, you never know he might be ok and save the Club some more money


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