Newcastle After Two Strikers In Next 48 Hours


We reported last night that Le10 Sport in France were saying that Newcastle had won the race to sign 28 year-old Roma striker Seydou Doumbia on loan and he will be a good signing for us, because he´s a natural goalscorer.

If Seydou gets a clear chance from eight yards out he is likely to put the ball in the back of the net – something we haven´t always been able to do this season.

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Roma striker Seydou Doumbia – a done deal

And the Le10 Sport report also said we were trying to sign 30 year-old Bafe Gomis from Swansea and he would be in addition to Seydou so if that happens – well good – but he´s not worth £7M and £60K/week wages.

But we think what Newcastle are thinking – and this is good – is that they will do anything and everything they can in the next 48 hours to try to ensure we remain in the Premier League this season.

That´s all that really matters given where we are in the league and there´s no doubt scoring goals was a big weakness we had in the first part of the season.

And early in the month, as we were missing chances galore in our games, there were calls to sign two strikers this month.

Here´s a report we had out on January 9th – Save our Club – Sign Two Strikers – after we lost 1-0 to Watford in the FA Cup and missed those chances in the first half.

And to further that claim that we want two strikers in,  the Chronicle is reporting today that Doumbia is a done deal and that  Newcastle also want Sadio Berahino in by tomorrow night.

If Newcastle cannot get him in then they will sign Bafe Gomis as a back-up plan and then go after Berahino in the summer – assuming we can ward off relegation.

Now that sounds like a plan!

The Chronicle keep reporting that Saido – like Andros Townsend – is very keen to join the Magpies – so if that´s really  true he could end up on Tyneside this summer – and Berahino would no doubt be a great signing for us.

Comments welcome.


195 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Is it time to panic? 😉

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 31, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    he won’t come if we go down………. as for go-miss just a red herring

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 31, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #3

    All I can is I hope to god no Money is wasted on Gomis…. at most a very disappointing loan for him is all I could stomach.

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  • Welsh-Toon

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Not Gomis thanks… not sure we’ll sign a striker to be fair…

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  • defenders needed

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Is our transfer window over now?

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  • cyprus

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #6

    The club can’t be faulted for not trying.

    Now its up to these highly paid people and the coaches to deliver.

    No need to panic, plenty of games. Let’s do a Leicester

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  • Welsh-Toon

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #7

    11pm Monday 1st UK time..

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #8

    No we have 48 hours where Charnley runs around panicking because he misplaced the memo stating the priority signings were a FW and a CB!

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  • nut meg

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Still time to get a striker in…but who,my guess is we’ll go back to someone who we’ve been linked with for a long time Pierre Michel Lasogga.No particular reason for naming him other than we keep going back to old targets.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #10

    jesperfuglsang

    exactly…

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  • G

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Never rated Gomis, and I havent seen enough of the other fella to comment. I suspect our incoming is done.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #12

    He’ll probably buy another midfielder!

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #13

    We have three strikers we’re speaking to with an obvious pecking order should negotiations fail.

    At least we have a plan B and plan C which is a step change in itself.

    but mind you…the only reason we’re doing what most other clubs do when chasing a player to fit a certain role (as opposed to what we’ve been doing historically i.e. pick a cheap frog to shoehorn into a team) is because we desperately need goals to stay up

    This club only shows some signs of intelligence when the situation is desperate and Ashley has to intervene.

    Ashley has obviously said we need a striker….so go after as many as you like, get as many as you can on the hook and we’ll pick whichever one we think’s best early on in the last day and if plan A fails chase plan B, and if plan B fails go for Gomis.

    The same plan is being executed for a left back because watford showed we can’t play play the way we want to without one.

    All i’m bothered about is the new left back and new CF any better than what we have now? I would suggest the left back will be but only Berahino and Remy would be worthwhile getting in to take the pressure off Mitro…Gomis doesn’t give us anything better than we have now and is no doubt a signing of last resort.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Doumbia seems the most likely, if he does come let’s hope he has a start as good as his two countrymen did when they joined us,Ba was good from the start and Cisse’s start was spectacular, hopefully Doumbia will make it a hat trick for us.

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  • Toon_Barmy

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Spoof he’s from ivory coast

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  • Bambams

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #16

    sparky…….spot on fella

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  • Spoof

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon

    Well I got that one totally wrong lol

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  • geordieboy83

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Sparky

    Spot on mate. What I will say is if we get doumbia, in my humble opinion he will be the best striker we’ve had since shearer. So he should be priority for me. In terms of the left backs I watch a hell of a lot of football but ain’t heard of either of the 2 linked so couldn’t say if they’re any better.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #19

    I know nowt about the spanish based LB’s either but if there was any truth in the Gibbs story id take him in a flash

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  • nut meg

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #20
  • colwell

    Jan 31, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #21

    If we sign Doumbia he has all the attributes to succeed in the prem, as well as rocket pace. Even Gomis is a good shout no one wants him here but he has still out scored Mitro this year.

    These 2 will take all pressure off Mitro so hopefully he can start putting 1 of the hundreds of chances he keeps getting if not Doumbia certainly will.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #22

    We cud get two good years out of doumbia…as for gomis I wud take him but he can probably be chalked down as yet another guy chased by old man carr who wasnt a PL success. Gosh there are a few at this stage. Ashley cant be happy. We are the biggest spending club in the world this season and we are still crap with a crap scout and a manager who tends to talk horse manure. Remember we were “tremendous” v watford. Honest.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Doumbia does look good but you’ve gotta be wary about how long it will take him to get in the premiership groove.

    He allegedly got booed in his first game in Italy and lost his bottle.

    If that is true and he is that fragile mentally then he’ll struggle won’t he?

    I wouldn’t be too disappointed if we don’t get a striker to be honest…I think we’ll score enough to keep us up but only of we strengthen our defence.

    Lets hope all this striker talk is all diversion tactics to get a good LB and get Colo out the team so we become defensively more solid….and that I believe will be the key to staying up…not buying a striker that might not get in the groove til it’s too late.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Martin Hardy the respected Sunday Times journalist :
    “NEWCASTLE UNITED are prepared to launch a club record £24m bid to land Saido Berahino. The West Bromwich Albion forward yesterday started his first game for his club since October and scored both goals in their FA Cup draw with Peterborough. The 22-year-old is eager to leave the Hawthorns and Newcastle are desperate to land a striker before the transfer window closes tomorrow evening.

    They have already spent £30m on signing Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend but Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, has told his football board to keep buying. Newcastle spent £50m in the summer on four new players and are ready to smash through the £100m barrier as they look to sign the forward they believe will turn them into a top-10 force and banish fears of relegation. They are third from bottom in the Premier League.

    Steve McClaren, the Newcastle coach, is keen to add more English players to his squad and the club have backed his wishes, and will display further sign of their ambitions with the £24m for the England forward.”

    Berahino is believed to have intimated that he is willing to move to St James’ Park after his planned summer move to Tottenham fell through. Relations with Tony Pulis, his manager at West Brom, and his teammates deteriorated in the aftermath of that failed move. The deal now hinges on West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace. A fee of £30m has been mentioned for Berahino and it remains to be seen if Peace will hold out for that price.

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Munster Mag
    don’t for forget mr charnley the other member of the 3 stooges they work hand in hand to f##k things up

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #26


    10:31

    VALENCIA PREPARE TO SIGN NEWCASTLE TARGET

    Newcastle target Guilherme Siqueira is on the verge of joining Valencia, reports AS.”

    So thats that then…

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #27

    Ian toon

    With Stoke, Chelsea and Spurs all also interested I would guess we’d be last on his wish list.

    I guess all we can hang our hopes on is he’s so desperate to leave he’ll go to the last man standing who’s prepared to pay the money

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #28

    So if Martin Hardy doesn’t get this right can we cross him of the respectable list?

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  • Spoof

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Ian Toon

    Indeed McClaren does seem to be getting his way with regards the English players, but why on earth did they not listen to Pardew when he was saying the same, if they had we would not be in the position that we are

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #30

    If we get doumbia, will we play 442 with townsend and sissoko on the wings with 2 strikers, mitro being one? I cant see mitro being dropped but he could well be sold in the summer for someone who has more than just aerial prowess. So far he has been another carr failure but gotta say i like him.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #31

    I think it would be fair to say the trust was never there between ashley and Pardew based on Pardew only getting the job because he was desperate, out of work and cheap and Ashley ‘owned’ him after bailing him out of a considerable gambling debt.

    Not the best foundation for a trust relationship.

    That and he was lying cheating tw@t as well.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Sparks- You’re right. He’s had 3-4 months out of the PL. We might just be prepared to pay an eventual asking price. I still think we will land him. Although the asking price is steep he ticks all the boxes on age, experience of PL, pace and re- sale value.
    Could well have to pay £ 22 million but that’s only £ 15 million more than Gomis. A real bargain!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #33

    Spoof…you could also argue why on earth they didn’t appoint a manager who fitted into the transfer strategy?

    They basically scout one sort of players and play a unfitting brand of football!

    But I am glad if they have decided to let McC have a say. It easier to point finger then. And we will finally see if McC is under or overperforming!

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  • Bambams

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #34

    Foot Mercato: Seydou Doumbia arrived in Newcastle last night and will have a medical later today. #

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  • sparky55

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Bambams…go get that football you dropped off and have a nosey around…trust that more than foot mercato!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Bambams…on a Sunday? 😉

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  • AncientC

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #37

    If you’re going to let a manager loose with a chequebook, it wouldn’t be Pardew. Anybody remember all the links with the West Ham and Southampton players lol. Look at Pardew go now, 1 good signing to his name at Palace… he cannot afford Cabaye to go off the boil either, with what they are paying him.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #38

    Munster

    I like him as well, and in fairness to him he has done really well in general play but a lack of confidence has prevented him from getting his fair share of goals, but that will come, I hope he isn’t sold as I see a good player when I look at him, and lets not forget that he is still just a bairn, I hope to see the man in a black and white shirt.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #39

    Spoof- Quite. And not appointed Carver. It’s an expensive mistake for Ashley but it’s improved Macca’s hand.
    Talking of hands Pardew is playing his very well. We’ve seen how difficult it is to operate without a goalscorer.
    Knowing what would transpire we should have paid the £12 million for Cabaye who wanted to come back. We’ve lost a lot more than £ 12 m on French wide men.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 31, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #40

    Sparky
    I have been up early this morning and have looked at everything on the net.
    I know nowt about them but shared.
    Cheers fella I will ignore from now.
    I hope to find out when I return what the craic is for the summer. Not returning untimely next week unfortunately.

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