Report – Magpies May Move For Alternative English Winger


Newcastle are having difficulty negotiating with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, who is standing firm on his £14M valuation of Andros Townsend, a player Newcastle want to sign this week.

But if Levy doesn’t bend a little on the price, Newcastle may go after another English winger – and news in the Chronicle is that it could be 24 year-old QPR winger Matt Phillips.

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24 year-old Matt Phillips of QPR

We first saw Phillips playing at Blackpool when the Tangerines were in the Premier League and he’s a decent enough winger who can score goals, but he’s not as good as Andros and wouldn’t cost as much either.

Phillips started his career at Wycombe Wanderers where he signed on as an eight year-old – and made his debut a month after his seventeenth birthday, in April 2008, in a 1–0 defeat to Notts County,

Phillips signed for Premier League club Blackpool in August of 2010 in a deal that was eventually worth around £700K and he stayed at Blackpool for three years. playing there 101 times with 18 goals and 15 assists, before signing on at QPR for a fee of £5M.

Matt has so far played 76 times with 10 goals and 13 assists at the London club and he would offer a similar threat that Townsend offers – since he’s a speedy out-and out winger who both scores goals and makes them.

Matt has played for the England U20 and U21 sides and he has two full caps for Scotland, and is eligible to play for them because he likes a Scotch now and then.

Oh no – sorry – he is eligible because of his Scottish grandparents.

🙂

He made his debut for Scotland against the USA in May of 2012.

Matt is a similar player to Andros but not as good.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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242 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s no Charlie Austin, but….

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #3

    i have a feeling aarons will go out on loan he needs game time colback will always be in front of him for the lb spot aarons hasn’t played a prem game for months he needs to play every week to get his sharpness back

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  • spaghetti bandit

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #4

    f.s man re post haa
    i was absolutley buzzing to be linked with wissam ben yedder ahen he started following a few of our players on twitter and have been keep typing his name in google to see if any more has came of it,, quite gutted to see spurs are bidding for him,, between 6 and 8 million which i think is a steal for him..

    The only pleasing thing if spurs do get him is that there endless pursuit of ayoze should come to an end..

    Seriously though on ben yedder,, quick,, gd finisher,, instinctive ,, skillfull for me personally the list goes on.. first came across him 3 or 4 yr ago watching a random game n he was qaulity throughout and was brought more to tha attention of him with us having ben arfa n after tht always looked out for him when toulouse were playing or on football manger etc n would quite reguraly google him for any links with our scouting of france and toulouse imparticular with sissoko,, jus this week they were on bt he had another gd game and bagged himself a goal,, i think he would be tha perfect foil for mitro,,anyone else seen him have an opinion????

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Tsunki

    A stfu of toonbrothers!? Quality!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    hibbit
    its looking like another wasted season for aarons….and that makes me wonder if a new deal hinges on the rest of this season….or at least the length and financial size of the contract

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Bandit.

    Not seen much of him, but you paint a pretty picture of the lad, so if he is all that, then i’d love to see him playing here.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    A stfu of toonbrothers

    tsunki, best of the lot, by a mile!

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  • toon kk

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #9

    The club needs to go for the correct players, never mind the cheaper option or these potential players who are a massive gamble. That’s why we’re in a relegation battle. Get the right player’s build a team to compete.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #10

    so on that note, is it a multiple of ians? or a duplicity of jeffs?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Whats everyones feelings for tonight? Watford to do us a favour? Swansea to put us back in the sh1t? I am hoping for a draw. Keeps the seans down and wont gove watford too much confidence.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #12

    What about a Cockwomble of Redknapps?

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Springy

    Aarons has been out injured for best part of the season mate.I think that’s why the intention is to loan him out and get him some game time rather than being played in the u21’s.
    Its worked a treat for young Arma going out on loan so I don’t see why the same cannot be done for Rolando

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  • Polarboy

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #14

    That Philips isn’t as good as Townsend is debatable. He offers more in terms of team work and doesn’t shoot on sight as often as Townsend, his crossing ability is probably better as well. Certainly for the difference in price there certainly isn’t that big a difference in quality, it just so happens that QPR really need the money.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #15

    ycmiu
    watford have been off the boil last few games so hope they up there game tonight…draw for me

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16

    I see we are top of the injury league again (on days lost to injury). What a shock

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #17

    I would be surprised if we get anyone else in, Austin was the only other possibility.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Looks like qpr have replaced austin. Some peterboro striker.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #19

    For tonight a draw is the best result as it represents no achievement of maximum points for both – stop both getting too far ahead.
    having said that I’d like to see the Swans well and truly stuffed.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #20

    West ham trying to hijack evertons byram bid

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Tuff

    Yeah the draw is ideal but swcond place for me would also be for swans to get utterly thrashed.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #22

    jazzyp
    i mate he probs needs to go out on loan tbh….just depends if he gets the games….his injuries just dont seem to let up….him not having a new contract has me guessing the are waiting to see how he gets on…bit strange him and mbabu not nailed down already imo

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    I see Wonga is softening up and going all gooey and touchy-feely by giving their customers three days grace before sending the boys round.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #24

    How will swans new coach fare then welshie?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Wonga—we will break your thumbs, but we will also bring flowers.

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  • Harley

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Surprisingly no one really talking about this article on here.

    I think he’d be a decent signing, I thought he might move to a Premiership club in the summer but it never happened.

    I’d still prefer Townsend but I think he could do a job. Just like Townsend he’s a 100% improvement on what we have available for the left wing at the minute.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Dok@10- You and I have not previously communicated. What a crock of ! All it shows is how gullible you are. Don’t believe everything you read.
    When your ready with the apology.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Earlier today we reported that Newcastle United sent scouts to the game between Guimaraes and FC Porto at the weekend, along with other English clubs. It’s also been revealed by O Jogo that the Premier League club attended Benfica’s clash with Estoril the previous night.

    O Jogo have confirmed Newcastle United were on the scouting list for Saturdays game which Benfica won 2-1. Just like Porto’s game 24 hours later a number of clubs from across Europe attended the Benfica match including Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Lille and Torino.

    Despite Newcastle United’s double scouting mission there have been no reports about who they were watching at the weekend, at either game. However, the North East side aren’t often reported to be in Portugal, and there is a possibility they are targeting an addition from Portugal as they look to finalise transfer plans for the last two weeks of the season.

    There’s been a distinct increase in Premier League clubs scouting in Portugal in recent weeks, and any last minute panic buying may actually be backed up by advanced scouting.

    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/newcastle-united-delegation-on-double-transfer-window-shopping-mi

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  • Belfast

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #29

    So basically three days to remove any valuables that I have in the house Skunki? Get in…

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  • banjax

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #30

    With the greatest of respect Phillips is not the player who is going to improve the first team squad at Newcastle above what we have now. Hopefully this a non story and not consistent with previous stories of Ashley authorising the board to ‘Break the bank’ in pursuit of quality players.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #31

    harley
    not overly confident about this lad tbh…..and dont no much about him…..apart from match of the day and games against us….have to ask why he’s still there if he’s premier class at such a low price??

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #32

    ian,

    relax, it was a simple joke about the occasional insinuations…

    my apologies, since you haven’t a sense of humor… if someone said a horrid of colonials, id have had a laugh….

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    A duplicitous Dok. My American girlfriend asks whether you’re a Enron pensioner?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Looking at our fixtures for the rest of the season, I think we will do well to reach 38 points. It’s going to be tight right to the end. Any 3 of the bottom 6 for the drop.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #35

    dok

    Maybe; A colonial of Horrid Dok’s

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #36

    firebug
    i read that but it does state who there going to look at or after?…..all a bit vague dont you think?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    SPRINGY

    Newcastle do keep their cards close; but it was unusual that they were in Portugal I thought.

    Will have to go through those team sheets now to see who I want…….Damn you Newcastle United, you never make it simple.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #38

    does’nt state who we are going to look at#

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Time enough for me to get the deckchair, the black and white portable and the stool it sits on oot the back door Belfast. Win win.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #40

    A history of horrid Dok’s.
    I am finished and accept your apology.

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