England Winger Turns Down Baggies – Wants Newcastle Move


There´s news today that Tottenham´s England International winger Andros Townsend has turned down a move to West Brom because he would prefer a move to Newcastle United.

The Chronicle are reporting today that Tottenham have informed Newcastle, the 24 year-old winger turned down a move to the Baggies because he wants a move to Newcastle.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – wants Newcastle move

The 24-year-old does not want to go to West Brom as part of a part exchange deal that would see Saido Berahino finally join Tottenham.

If the Magpies are interested we could potentially sign Andros on loan for the rest of the season and depending on how he does – decide in the summer whether to make the deal permanent.

Sky Sports are reporting today that Newcastle are monitoring the Townsend situation, with a view to making a bid.

The Chronicle are saying that Newcastle still want Loic Remy on loan this month.

He would be a terrific loan signing for us and we already know he can do a job at Newcastle, after his successful loan spell in the 2013-2014 season when he scored 14 goals in 27 appearances.

If Newcastle can get both Andros Townsend  and Loic Remy  in on loan – in addition to permanent signings Saivet and Shelvey – it would be a good January transfer window for Newcastle – and the loan deals would help to keep the cost down.

However, we would also like to see a defender bought in this month – maybe a top left-back?

Comments welcome.



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119 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Quite a few of the bloggers on here were not lucky enough to see Keegan play for newcastle. We narrowly missed out on promotion to the old division one in his first year but easily managed it at the 2nd time of asking.

    The main reasons why we didn’t make it the first time were two fold…firstly we didn’t get Beardsley till halfway through the first season and secondly it took six months before everyone else in the team got on Keegans wave length.

    There was no such thing as pass, move, receive, pass, move when keegan came and the amount of times keegan threw his arms up in the air in complete and utter despair was embarrassing…we were so far off Keegans wavelength it was cringeworthy.

    The reason why I’m bringing this up now is my concerns over Shelvey. Shelves comes with a bit of baggage containing several dummies. He was brought up by good coaches at Charlton and Liverpool, and has been surrounded by players that can play…not necessarily better players than we have at Newcastle, but players who are better at playing the premiership way than we are….players that press hard when defending and can pass and move QUICKLY when in possession.

    The one thing we can’t seem to get right is quick fluid slick forward passing into the danger areas. I can tell you right now Shelvey is going to be throwing his arms up in the air in total despair for months and months and months to come and I’m not sure he has the right temperament do deal with how frustrating this is going to be.

    Hopefully Sissoko will now be in the middle with Saivet going out on the right wing and we’ll have winji as our number 10 and Jack Colback in the holding role in the middle with Sissoko and Shelvey…but Sissoko is hopeless at quick short passing…he can run with the ball for sure and is brilliant in fact at this…but short sharp incisive passing is not his thing and neither is Jacks and neither is Winji’s.

    Shelvey is going to have to be patient and very hard working…which again IMO is not his thing and we don’t have the luxury of time to make this work.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Hibbitt

    Last thread re Tiote……..my sentiments entirely too mate. I would snatch their hands off.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    So Saivet and Shelvey basically transforms our midfield to a standard that should allow us to be solid , keep better possession and create better chances

    Townsend and Remy on loan would really transform our team would give us the pace on the counter attack that we need

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Sparky55

    Nice one

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Townsend and Remy in on loan and a LB we would be pretty well set for the coming months

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    well shelvey looks certain although things have gone sour in the past.

    surely with even just those 2 players we have to start winning games now and climbing the table and thats even without the striker and cb we desp need imo.

    and about the lb position i’m going out o a limb and going to say i’m very happy with hairdryer and mbabu to not be that bothered about the lb position as long as macca realises that dummett is 3rd choice.

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  • Goldmbemba

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    not sure about townsend yet. lack of game time concerns me. it just seems like a gamble. but hey, if he’s fit and motivated to get into england squad, and not too expensive, why not.

    If we had to choose between CB and him though, we all know what the right choice would be.,

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  • pawl250

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Remy or Austin would be ideal. Sell 2 of Cisse/Riviere/Gouffran

    Matip or someone in that mold. Sell Williamson

    I would be over the moon. We should also be looking to offload Marveaux and Obertan.

    Pass on Townsend.

    If Tiote leaves I would not care.

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  • nut meg

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    repost
    Where has this 8m for Tiote come from? I read 3m a few days ago & the Chinese will drive a hard bargain.IMO no chance of getting anywhere near 8m for him.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Sparky55
    Nice piece mate. I totally agree and I am reminded KK always said he bought players in ‘pairs’ that would complement each other.
    At a recent talk in with John Bez he stated when Beardsley was signed and they began their first training session he was bewildered that Pedro’s passing was four or five yards in front of him, every time Pedro passed to him again the ball was a distance in front. Bez then realised it was not Pedro poor passing but HE was in the wrong place and that was where he should of been !
    It was KK style of pure attacking football, those of us who watched those years – well I doubt it will happen again.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    if we don’t buy a centre half, we should still sack off Colo and play dummet alongside Chancel and mbabu at left back

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  • Reyantoon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Thump – you are very right.Shelvey indeed is like Sissoko type player who can out muscle and bully players.Not only he can control the MF but also knows how to score goals and is dangerous when he goes forward.He has some astute defense exploiting passes as well,which we lack for a while.He’ll be a wonderful signing and can not wait to see him play for the team!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Really pleased with the Shelvey signing, at last a player signed for cash with PL experience might be ok now even if Tiote leaves.
    sitc,
    Still think it’s really bad business to get rid of Tiote while we’re in the position we’re in. This Saviet may hit the ground running or he may take time, or like Carrs last few be a total dud. If we weren’t in dire form at the bottom end of the table it would be worth taking the risk for the sake of letting him go for a little bit cheaper in the summer.
    Lilongwe,
    No worries, I never thought you were.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Townsend on loan only….See what he is like before paying out millions

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  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Interesting words in the Chronicle – ‘Lee says the club will allow him [Tiote] move away once the Shelvey deal goes through.

    A player only leaves after his replacement’s signed? Never thought I’d see that. Have they finally seen sense? Maybe that’s McClaren’s influence?

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  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Saivet and Shelvey will be introduced before KO tonight should make for a cracking atmosphere , bring on Manure we couldn’t have a better opportunity to do them .

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  • BandB

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    We’ll see soon enough if the green light has been given for a spending spree.
    But it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Tiote and Williamson go out to keep the wage bill stable. A new top new striker may have been complicated by Cisse being crocked.
    These are just speculations, not claims.
    They seem to be doing what Moncur said…..taking their opportunities for what they regard as prudent and measured improvements.

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  • pawl250

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Sparky55

    Gini cannot short pass? LOL

    Mate sorry but you lost all credibility at that point. Gini is our best player by a country mile.

    I admit when I say I do not know enough about Saviet to say whether he would or should get a game and where he will play if he does.

    YET Sissoko in middle?? We tried last season he was awful. He is best on the right since Pardew changed his style of play.

    Wijnaldum should be a our CAM if possible. If Shelvey can create and score from CDM then he is a bargain.

    Shelvey – Anita
    Sissoko – Wijnaldum – Thauvin
    Mitrovic

    I maintain Thauvin should always play when Mitro is as he is our best crosser of the ball by a country mile!

    Saviet I cannot comment whether he slots into the above I do not know.

    Anita is given the nod as he has been our best CDM this season.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Bambams

    Hope all is good mate….not spoken for a while. Any more nice memorabilia flying around let me know.

    re Townsend…10 million is chump change for an english international…especially if he can recapture the form that got him into the england team and his performances for england have all been good in my book…

    If he scores five and makes five before the end of the season and we stay up then 10 million is pretty much for free and thats the mentality everyone at the club needs to have right now

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #21

    “Lee Ryder reports that the club are still interested in bringing Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.”

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  • BandB

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Ron

    That would fit.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #23

    BandB

    The Prodigal returns?

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  • NUFCJOE

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Hopefully this all works out in our favour.
    Townsend to stunt the Berahino move to Tottenham.
    Then at best we could pick up both of these guys, signing Berahino and Townsend on loan.

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Shelvey should get Captain’s armband.
    Great signing.

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Pawl250,

    Saivet should play in the middle of the park with Shelvey ..

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #27

    Sparky Townsend has managed a total of 5 goals and 6 assists for his entire PL career. Can`t see him chipping in with that many over less than half a season.

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #28

    happy with the way things are going but not even a rumour about a quality CB is worrying

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #29

    Still alot of work to be done and basically alot of players need to be moved on…

    If they have learned their lesson then we should as a minimum expect a new:

    CB
    Shelvy
    Remy (loan)

    And potentially:
    LB
    Townsend (loan)

    …and then starting to move players on

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  • sparky55

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #30

    Pawl…don’t know what games you’ve been watching but Winji’s strength is running off the ball into danger areas…he’s rubbish at defensive play and doesn’t always pick the right pass because his mentality is pass then run forest run.

    Don’t get me wrong…I love the guy but everything I said before was in the context of how the midfield is now going to knit together and can we play the quick passing fast breaking football everyone else is playing.

    We take far too many touches and don’t find the passes giving the opposition all the time in the world to get back in position.

    The only time we panic people is when sissoko runs with the ball and gets everyone back peddling and more often than not Gini has run 50 years to catch up and is in the box to receive the pass from Sissoko if it comes…but we never seem to be able to do this as a team by passing in behind to get the opposition back peddling and have people in the box at the right time to score and that’s my point.

    Just my opinion

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  • Bambams

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #31

    Sparky55
    All well fella, all the best for the New Year.

    It’s David’s anniversary in Feb so we are doing another event. Much smaller though, I will text you if anything comes up I think you may like.

    Re Townsend, I wanted him last season but just want to make sure his attitude is ok and he does not just want to escape the Spuds.

    Still need a CB and striker though fella.

    Catch up for that ‘pint’ soon mate

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #32

    My wish list a month ago for the window was Shelvey and Xhaka, 1 out of 2 will do.

    I’d like a foward if Ashley’s feeling flush, I’m skeptical of all fowards linked so far.

    Still in shock we’re buying EPL players

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #33

    I would chose Remy over Berahino.

    Next dream is Remy and Townsend on Loan.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Shelvey, Saviet, Colback, Anita and Tiote (if he stays) in competition for places am amazed

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  • Jamseyd24

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Everyone keeps talking about a LB, have we even been linked with any? Can anyone think of a decent LB that we could get and would be an improvement?

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #36

    If Shelvey is confirmed…
    My line up vs West Ham should be :
    Elliott
    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Mbambu
    Saivet Shelvey
    Sissoko Gini Colback
    de Jong
    SUBS :
    Perez / Mitrovic / Thauvin …(impact attacking subs)
    Anita / Dummet / Tiote / Woodman(if there’s injury)

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  • BandB

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #37

    Ron

    If he can be persuaded. Money moves mountains, as Swansea have just demonstrated.
    I think wages are an ongoing hurdle. But there is room to juggle where no transfer fee is required.
    I’d rather have him than Bas Dost, Austin, Bentner etc.
    If Wijnaldum had a mobile player who made intelligent runs and played one-two football at pace on the break, I think he’d look the player he was in Holland.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #38

    Very happy with these potential signings but one, tiny, little, small issue that has needed addressing for a while….. WE NEED A NEW CB!!!!

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  • bills-son

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #39

    On the rare occasions that I’ve posted over the last two years on this doom laden blog I’ve made this point;

    Our real big problem has never been defence. its been midfield.

    Any two of Tiote, Colback and Anita – and especially Colback and Anita – offer no creativity, no goal threat and with the exception of Tiote absolutely no physical presence or aggression.

    Add in Wini and Sissoko (a big lad who never tackles or puts his foot in)) and our midfield is powder puff offering little or no protection to the back four who as a result often have the oppo strolling through our midfield and swarming all over them.

    A back four of Neville, Ferdinand, Terry and Cole in their prime would have conceded 50 goals a season playing behind that lot.

    Saivet, who has won the third most number of tackles in the French league this season, and Shelvey are the total opposite of anything we currently have and exactly the type of aggressive, creative, goal scoring midfielders we need.

    We don’t need Tiote with these two and he doesn’t want to be here. Tiote wants a last big pay day and he aint getting that at NUFC. Anywhere near the £8M quoted would be great business.

    We still need a CB and in my opinion Jamnat is the worst defender of the current back four. Dummet is a far better defender than he is given credit for and I haven’t seen one winger this season take him to the cleaners.

    Sorting the centre of midfield out will massively improve the defence and if we get a fast striker like Berahino we’ll see the best of Mitro as well.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Sign Jetro Willems, we should use Gini to sign him, I m sure he would come here. We need LB

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