Newcastle Star Could Stay On Tyneside


It looks like Florian Thauvin doesn´t think he´s cut out for Newcastle and the Frenchman has tried to call time on his career on Tyneside after just five months, but we understand that Steve McClaren wants the talented youngster to stay.

It wouldn´t be surprising if Florian is homesick and a bunch of other things, because we´re sure he didn´t expect to be playing for a side struggling with relegation when he signed for us for £13M in August.

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Florian Thauvin – finding it hard to settle at Newcastle

Graham Carr had been wanting to get him for a while and it´s just a pity in retrospect that we didn´t spend that money on a striker – like Charlie Austin as one example.

It looks like Newcastle will not let the 22 year-old leave unless we get another winger in this month – and it may be difficult to get Andros Townsend from Tottenham, unless Chairman Daniel Levy lowers his asking price of £14M.

But with Newcastle 3 points from safety and Swansea winning their second game in succession at Everton by a score of 2-1 this afternoon, then Newcastle must bring in reinforcements this month or risk becoming a Championship club again in May.

We would expect if we do get a winger through the door this month then Florian will be allowed to leave, but what happens after his six month loan spell at Marseille is anybody´s guess.

If we manage to survive relegation then we may see him return in the summer and the assumption would be we can build a team that for once will not be fighting against relegation.

But on the other hand if we are relegated, Florian will not come back and our best players like Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Janmaat and others will have to be sold.

And with teams around us starting to win games, it may be some time before we pull out of the bottom four, since we are now five points off 5th bottom AFC Bournemouth.

Things are not looking too good for Newcastle right now and what we need are wins to get us out of trouble – and a number of them too.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


138 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #1

    I think things haven’t looked good at Newcastle for a long time Ed. In fact for about 8 1/2 years to be exact.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #2

    13 million wasted on a player who was woeful for 18 months in the French league and that money was spent to replace the last dud Carr brought over from France in Cabella.

    For a club that doesn’t allow a lot of money to be spent we sure do waste the majority of it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #3

    See Check the toastie putting the blame on old man Carr for Saviet already. Surely Mclaren and Moncur have to share the blame, they’re the footballing people on “the board”.
    Swapping an untested French winger/CM for a vastly experienced PL DM in the middle of a relegation battle is absolute fcukin madness. Had Tiote not been in China he could have came in for Colback which at least would have help shore up that injury ravaged defence.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Fancy swapping townsend for Thauvin, think spurs could use him?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    At least £70M got wasted on McC in less than half a year!

    …that hasn’t happened in 8½ year 😉

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  • nearly

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #6

    belfast im not sure what to make of it ,i think they will go for townsend and try and get thauvin out on loan or do they take a hit on him now or the summer either way we are going to loose money on him

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #7

    jail.

    i dont understand what you mean, my stance is the same is the same but different?
    my stance is the same regardless, and if you cannot grasp it, then thats your problem not mine.
    but i will try one last time.

    its all about the football, the football and the philosophy. under P45 we had no system style philosophy, it was more about individual bits of skill, things he did not and cannot teach, he defends a nil-nil because he has a point, but he never tries to actually go out and win a game, home or away it was the same, poor football but with amazing goals when we scored. he also sapped the life out of the players, turning them into robots that had no minds of there own

    now then there is Shteve, who is installing a sense of lets get the ball down and play it, we pass and move, we create chances from open play but just dont finish them off, for me the football is good to watch, regardless of who is playing, he gives the players a freedom to try and express themselves but also within a team structure, people slated HBA for being greedy, yet nearly every one of our goals scored were individual efforts under p45, Shteve has it the other way, some great team goals, but as OP pointed out, im baffled by his Subs and when they take place, the formation yesterday did not suit the players we have and thats why we lost the game, he should have played Chancle at LB and kept the rest of the team as they normally play, rolando had to much to do and was lost, but i do see him as our LW player..

    my praise for Shteve is purely based on what i have seen this season, good football, and yes there have been some poor games too, but i would say more than half of them have been of a very good std where we have been unlucky not to win, we batted Sunderland, the ref spoiled it, as did he spoiled it vs man u,

    P45 was never unlucky, because he never went for the win, he shut up shop way to soon.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye Jesper the guts of 30 million wasted on two players when the manager wanted premier league experience.

    I would rather blame those who signed the players myself.

    You’re speaking monkey again, Stop it. 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Cry me a river Belfast with that PL experience…

    Are there different rules we need to learn or something?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Well I hope you’re right nearly, because Thauvin looks like he’ll contribute nothing.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #11

    There you go Catchy, you admitted his subs were baffling. It’s a start.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    That looks like more monkey to me Jesper? English please ?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Catchy

    I used to defend you a lot in the early days of Pardews tenure (before his employment become a vendetta for you) but you’re talking absolute crap right now

    I was saying only a few weeks ago I’m trying to reserve harsh judgement on macca save for his inane substitutions and his putting square pegs in round holes (the latter AP was constantly doing as well) but after that watford cock-up, the continuance of bizarre formations and even more mindbogglingly ineffective use of his substitutions, no more. For someone– like yourself– who had such scathing and unrelenting critique of AP, it only makes me wonder as to either A) your inability to concede that past declarations of maccas ccompetency/abilities were wrong or B) you really have no idea what you’re talking about. I’d say I’m leaning towards the latter, but you’ve posted on here since near day one of this blog like me, and I’ve got a strong hunch it’s just your pride. Maccas s*** and so is our football club/team/whatever

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    It seems English is also wasted on you Belfast along with reason!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #15

    …maybe you lack PL experience 😉

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #16

    RE the article

    Screw this kid. I had somewhat of a soft spot for remy because he at least tried. Just wasn’t good enough. Not playing to his strengths with a crap manager and being played out of position didn’t help, but this kid just seems like a total tw*t if I’m honest. Half a season and he wants to give up? Son, you’re getting paid at least 40k a week. Please F off back to France and do one

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #17

    I saw Saviet’s pass %. Personally I thought he tried to switch play which seemed a good idea on what looked like a pudding of a pitch. Let’s give him time to settle which is why I favour signing experienced PL players. Shelvey looked lost at times playing too deep as was Coloccini for their first goal. Berahino plays on the shoulder of the last defender which should suit Mitrovic.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #18

    catchy,
    I love your pursuit of pure entertaining football and I bet most managers would like to play it but they also have to get results as well. Mclaren knows we love attacking footballing up here and he’s trying to deliver it but he’s not very good at it, he needs to find a balance of playing decent football and getting results and personally I don’t think he’s up to it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #19

    martyNUFC,
    That is what I think it is as well, he was so pro Mclaren it is too hard for him to hold his hands up and say apart from a bit brighter football our latest sacked lower league manager is no better than the last one, therefore will continue to defend him.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Star?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s LOSE, NOT LOOSE A-r-g-hh!!!

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #22

    jesper- reading back on the blog it struck me that you were remodelling yourself on Mr Tuff of all people. Whether consciously or otherwise. Being unnecessarily rude and offensive. Maybe simply because you misunderstand a bloggers post and felt you should adopt Tuff’s bully boy tactics. If you respect people they will respect you. Nothing about liking them.
    Do you remember when we first engaged on here. I used to explain idiom’s to you pretty much on a daily basis. It came about because someone had said they felt over the moon. You were confused but claimed to understand. I would be happy to recommence but please stop thinking the worst of so many.
    Thought for the day. The End.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 24, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    You’re loooooooseeing it Jesper 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Rotonda,
    A particular pet hate of mine aling with difinately

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  • nearly

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #25

    good spot at least your knowledge of correct spelling is better than your football knowledge

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  • NoahJ

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    It doesn’t appear as though Thauvin will be sold outright either way, so what benefit would we gain by loaning him out?

    I personally think he hasn’t been given a fair chance in this team, and I regard him as better than gouffran, who got on the pitch yesterday.

    I say keep him, unless someone is willing to pay for him

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Along with 😮

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #28

    We should’ve played Xisco and Ferreyra more. Xisco is banging the goals in abroad.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Belfast while we are here in plenum. You are really trying too hard! Get your own source material! …you are forcing it a bit too much (not looking good 😉 )

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Colback has premier league expirience, he’s still shite!

    We need quality!

    If our 5 signings were of the same pedigree as Gini no one would be talking of premier league expirience or where they’re from.

    Ashley has let the club slide for 8years, it doesn’t matter how much you spend it’s what you spend the money on. We’ve bought shite for years 1 or 2 pieces of quality last year was never going to sort the squad.

    I don’t care where they come from as long as they’re quality, a duffer is a duffer no matter where they’ve played.

    Rooney or Messi? 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Kets…for the love of God stay of drugs mate 😉

    …ohh Belfast…get whatever Kets is taking! You need it!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    I’d sell Colback and Dummett for both £8m each.

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  • BandB

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #33

    If we don’t sell Thauvin and Tiote, they will be like two new signings.

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  • nearly

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #34

    noah j

    the benefit of loaning him out would be
    the other club pays his wages
    chance to build his confidence back up the abuse at watford has destroyed him

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  • toonking

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #35

    catchy

    macca has proven to give more entertaining and attacking football than pardew might have done but to most owners it’s no good when the results don’t come with it thankfully he’s got cashley who’s proven already that relegation battles can still keep him in his job.

    We know clearly that our team lacks the goal scorers in the team to score those goals therefore we’re giving the opposition an increasing large number of easier chances to score on the break.

    The way pardew himself was treated tells mac he can have a bad run of results and remain in a relegation battle for a full season without having to worry about the sack The main worry is fans who’ve shown from pardew’s time that the occassional good run doesn’t make up for a consistently poor style of play, so he’s giving us this more attacking game making fans less fussed about poor results and can remain confident of still being manager as long as he doesn’t see us go down.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #36

    BandB

    Hahahaha

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Noah j

    Agree re thaivins playing time. But he hasn’t exactly warranted it.

    Gouffrans continued inclusion is sickening however

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  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Colback will be a good player for us next season in the championship, he was actually missed yesterday tbh.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Nearly

    The abuse at watford killed him? Boo-f***in-hoo. I’d let all of Newcastle and more berate me for 40+k a week. Give me a break

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Gouffran is a centre forward and not a defensive midfielder. It’s stupid him playing there. We’ll probably stick Tim Krul up front for the last game.

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