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Milwall In Strong Bid To Sign Newcastle Midfielder

3:46 pm, Sunday, January 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Milwall manager Neil Harris is trying hard to make Shane Ferguson’s loan deal permanent in January and they have made a bid for the 24 year=-old player’s services.

Shane is having a good season and he has the Euro 2-016 Championships in France in June to look forward to as he is almost certain to be in the Northern Ireland squad for those finals.

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Shane Ferguson – in action for Milwall this season

The League One game at Oldham yesterday was officially Shane’s last game of the loan deal – where he has played 24 times with two goals.

Harris is trying to make the deal permanent and he had this to say yesterday:

“We have gone really strong to Newcastle and made a bid for his services. We’re just waiting in the next few days to see how that unfolds.”

“The Board are certainly backing me in trying to buy him.” “He’s done really well for us and there’s so much more to come. I would like to have him here long-term.”

” We’re trying to keep him and if we can’t keep him long-term then we’d certainly like to keep him until the summer.”

“Fergie showed his quality again today.” (The 2-1 win yesterday at Oldham). He’s got a European Championship coming up in the summer and we can make a real statement.”

“We are working hard with Fergie and working hard with Newcastle to make a deal happen.”

We would be surprised if Newcastle try to keep this player since his contract runs out in June – and the worst thing that could happen to him is that he’s brought back to Tyneside and doesn’t get any first team games.

So Newcastle will probably try to get a decent deal for the 24 year-old who when younger was one of the shining lights at Newcastle.

Shane played 34 times for Newcastle with one goal and he made his first team debut at left back in August 2010, in a League Cup tie away at Accrington Stanley.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Shane Ferguson · Transfer News and Rumours

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spitfire_ // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    A strong bid? So 10 mill then.

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    I can never remember him being a shining light to be fair.
    Sell him for peanuts as we did Abeid !!

  • 3 SPRINGY // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    probs best if he goes not ganna make a career here now, thought he was decent, liked the way he just got down the wing and crossed….simple stuff but decent at it, thought he was unlucky not to get more chances here but they obviously didnt rate….good luck to him

  • 4 WWSBRD // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Good luck to him

  • 5 John Tudor // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    told you ten bob and digs for the next london game

  • 6 geordie157 // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    let him get his move, I think he’ll develop into a good league one/ok championship player.

    Unlike Vuckic who can’t get a game.

  • 7 John Tudor // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    he will come back and haunt us no doubt

  • 8 John Tudor // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    if mucca walks or is sacked who can come in to save us
    do we deserve that

  • 9 geordie157 // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Has Jak Alnwick been ever present for Port Vale this season? Seems to be doing quite well there, Streete too.

  • 10 SPRINGY // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    vuckic looked a big talented lad although crippled with injuries more often then not….struggling to get in a wigan side…funny how things turn out

  • 11 Belfast // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    He’s either aged loads or that’s not him in the photo.

  • 12 geordie157 // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Rodgers in with Shelvey joining as his first signing.

  • 13 ronaldo aarons // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Best crosser at the club with a quality left foot. As a youngster he was an attacking left winger and I always remember that piece of skill v Stoke in the corner with 2-3 players around him. Then Pardew got his hands on him and turned him into a lb. don’t think he’s fully recovered from then but he does well on an international level. Hope he has a good career.

    Just saw the Napoli match today, koulibaly played great again and gabbiadini was great for the last 30 mins. Them playing just shows the rumours about us chasing is untrue. Shame.

  • 14 Small World // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    RE Earlier POST:

    Our Toon // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Thauvin wasn’t attacked the moment he got onto the pitch, though it is fair to say he didn’t receive a rapturous reception – but then again that is fair behaviour given his lamentable track record to date.

    Those of us who still do go to games, realise we’ve swapped a “show pony” in Cabella, with a “no show pony” in Thauvin.

    The guy makes sure he is always half a second too late for the tackle and backs out. When he inevtably has to get involved in the rough and tumble stuff, he always seems come way without the ball though not forgetting to straighten his hair before carrying on.

    You’re dead right – it’s not his fault that NUFC decided to buy him and pay £14m for his services, others should answer for that. It is however patently obvious why McClaren doesn’t pick him from the get go or trust him. He simply isn’t up for the fight and that is what one off cup games or our current league predicament require. He probably isn’t the only one, though in his case it is the most apparent.

    For the rest of the team, strangely enough of late there does actually does appear to be some form of team spirit / effort, though the application and ability are clearly lacking.

    Thauvin? – I’d send him to the mackems for any price £1m, £2m, £5 whatever it costs us to pay to have him taken off our hands and let him be somebody elses problem.

    FWIW I didn’t join in the song “You’re not fit to wear the shirt”, though I understand the sentiment entirerly.

  • 15 hibbitt // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    i think rodgers sold to swansea from liverpool

  • 16 Small World // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    geordie157 // Jan 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Not a bad shout. Wouldn’t actually want Rogers long term, but we need somebody to stop the rot (at least on the playing side) and Steve Mc may not be up to it.

    I’d settle for any form of “new manager” effect (excluding John Carver and Joe kinnear)

  • 17 Small World // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    hibbitt // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    i think rodgers sold to swansea from liverpool
    -> good point

    I’ve often though about a few on here who have said McClaren would get the best out of Tiote. He was the one happy enough to sell him to us for a fairly small sum a few seasons back. He of course now appears to be the main as a defensive mid, however I suspect that is only due to lack of sensible options

  • 18 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Tsunki // Jan 10, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Jail –

    I’d be surprised if Blackley pops up before the heat dies down. He’s an employee of Ashleys in some capacity, possibly Charnleys gardener I dunno

    He decided to take a break after his defence of the advertising thing (which he’s fixated with along with the loan scenario more than anyone else) but didn’t like it one bit when he was found to be deflecting from the fact he really hates most – that Ashley owns a business outright in which Blackley is merely a punter and no more. Being a better fan than any of us lot, his world would crash down if he entertained the idea that the paying fans are being taken for mugs and that Ashley is riding on the romantic association with the club “we need your support, together we are United, 12th man emails and press soundbites).

    You never know he might get primed for one of his childish outbursts, I think I hurt his pride a bit 🙂


    Tsunki, this is the latest in a whole series of posts in which you can talk about nothing but old man Blackley. Comments such as “What an embarrassing show”; “Blackley’s infants choice of jibes”; “blaring trumpet of a buffoon Blackley”; “you are a like bins falling over”; “you’d have to be paid and handsomely to dig yourself into the crap as badly as Blackley does”.

    These posts have all come over the last few days since you provided the blog with some of the classic comedy quotes of all time. I have just let you get on with it. I am still finding spots of milk that I snorted from my nose all over my screen and keyboard.

    You do know that this is the typical response of someone whose reputation has taken a battering. When your reputation’s on the floor, you have to rebuild it by bigging yourself up whilst bashing your critic relentlessly and mercilessly?

    I have not dignified with a response your new theory that I can’t stand that I’m only a punter in Ashley’s business. But you keep working on it if you like, especially if it makes you feel better and helps you in your earnest quest to rehabilitate your reputation.

    When you think of the humour you brought to the blog the other night, you should remember the words of that other great office joker, the one from Slough, who has brought laughter to the nation:

    “Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.”

    Just bear in mind that any more classic comedy moments will be welcome. Come back the old Tsunki. I’m sure I speak on behalf of the whole of the WUM contingent, as you called us the other day.

  • 19 dogfish // Jan 10, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    I just wanted to chip in on the Thauvin issue.

    I was at the game yesterday and nobody played well. Mitrovic is lazy, Janmatt was awful, Gini invisible (other than that brilliant through ball to Deeney). The only one to have an ok game in my opinion was Mbemba.

    Thauvin was useless when he came on, but so was everything else. The thing that pushed the away fans over the edge was him not challenging for the ball right in front of the away end, then losing the ball and rolling around on the floor because somebody stepped on his finger or something.

    Have to say I don’t like fans booing our own players or negative chants towards our players. I haven’t been to a game for a few years so this came as a surprise and disappointment to me. It’s too soon to judge Thauvin however when you pay 13m for a player you do expect more . Having said that, nobody we bought in summer has been worth it other than Mbemba and maybe Gini (in flashes).

    There were boos when Mbabu was subbed, understandably he was having a good game. This could be interpreted by Thauvin as being directed at him. I do feel sorry for him, there was a lot of hate directed at him and no matter how much you get paid that’s going to have an effect mentally.

    The hostility towards the team at the end of the game is worrying and highlights the huge problem we have as a club. Especially when you think although we didn’t play brilliantly we definitely deserved to win.

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