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Newcastle To Sign Manchester United Star This Summer?

9:02 am, Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

What Steve McClaren adds to the Newcastle Board is pure common sense and maybe if Steve can keep us up this season he´ll still be around in the summer and have some impact on the Newcastle transfers.

It looks like he had some influence last month in bringing in both Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey and both made a massive difference yesterday when Newcastle looked a good side.

It surprised us just how good Newcastle were yesterday but we´ve been up and down all season.

We were very up yesterday thank goodness and got the win and let´s just hope we are not very down at Stanford Bridge next Saturday.

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Michael Carrick – free agent this summer?

There´s news today in the Chronicle that Steve would want local lad Michael Carrick of Manchester United when he becomes free in the summer even though Michael  a former Wallsend Boys player who joined the West Ham Youth Academy – will be 35 in July.

The Chronicle is reporting that Michael Carrick would consider a move to his home town club to end his sparkling career at West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Micheal´s contract runs out at the end of June and he could decide to leave the Red Devils who he joined ten years ago.

It seems Steve McClaren rates Michael highly but this would go right against Newcastle´s policy of signing players 26 years old or younger, although some exceptions are always possible.

The questions we would have is how long the contract would be for – two years probably –  and how much is Michael earning?

He would become an expensive player if he is not playing regularly in the Newcastle team although his form this season suggests he´s still a very good player.

And Newcastle would know what they were getting – a very experienced top player – and one of the best players to come out of Newcastle.

And we saw yesterday how important experience is in the team, with Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote both having very influential games for us.

We even looked a (very) good side yesterday.

Michael could be a decent player to have for a couple of years – and we do expect 29 year-old defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote to leave Newcastle in the summer.

It´s an interesting proposition.

Michael Carrick has played 402 times for Manchester United with 22 goals and 35 assists and during his career he has made 612 total appearances with 30 goals and 41 assists.

That´s some record of accomplishment right there.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Has motd / sky sports come up with the official reason why Tiote goal was disallowed yet? What did the pundits make of it?

  • 2 Vask // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Someone’s been on the glue.

  • 3 cestriasteve // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    I’ve met Carrick numerous times when I lived in Manchester and jokingly raised this to him. ” I’d never go to play for Newcastle as long as Mike Ashley runs the club” came the answer.

    On a separate note, did anybody else think we looked very unfit in the last 10 minutes, granted there are a lot of players making a return but Jesus these are professional footballers.

  • 4 NoahJ // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    nut meg @1

    mitrovic was in line with Foster’s view, so was interfering with play. I was annoyed, but I do agree with the decision (more bewildered as to how they go to it, given that the linesman didn’t flag- someone clearly must have whispered in his ear, which is not allowed).

    Would like Carrick- apart from anything, he would be a great ambassador and role model for the younger players; he has bags of experience, and he’s a geordie. Wouldn’t want him if he was demanding outrageous wages though

  • 5 one fine day // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Repost on sturridge
    Another one who prefers a move to London
    No thanks
    Can we just sign players who actually want to play for us not players that deep down want to be elsewhere ?
    Maybe then we might not be in the shi@e season on season .

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM


    you are fickle as they come. You’ve been slagging off McLaren for thread after thread, now all of sudden you like his common sense!!

    Poor old Tiote, never scores and when he does he’s now had 2 crackers ruled out.

  • 7 one fine day // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Heard a similar line to about what carrack thinks.
    Was also something in the press today that Man U are preparing something with a coaching role for him.
    How that will work with Jose expected to be coming I don’t know.
    Maybe a clear out in the summer at old trafford?

  • 8 one fine day // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Maybe again the crowd are to blame.
    Very time he picks up the ball 40 yards out instead of the obligatory “SHOOOOOOT!” Maybe better to yell square it to shelves …? 🙂

  • 9 Bambams // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Two years ago Carrick was in our local, The Pav and he signed my nephews Toon top. My nephew jokingly said he should be playing for Newcastle and Carrick shrugged his shoulders with a ‘ never in a million years ‘ and had a pop at our club that it was a shambles. ….

  • 10 nut meg // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    I seen the game but,like you didn’t understand how they could change the decision. Mitrovic was in line with the keeper but was at least 6 yards away and the assistant had no way of telling if the keeper had his view blocked. I was just curious as to whether or not the pundits had discussed it and what they had to say about it,thanks anyway.

  • 11 sparky55 // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    The bend on Tiote’s shot is what undid the keeper….he saw the shot, moved to where he thought it was going but it moved a couple of yards in flight…should have stood in my book because metro was 10 yards in front of the keeper and tote another 13 or so years away from him…so a stupid decision.

    Can’t really fault anything about yesterdays performance apart from the obvious lack of clinical finishing.

    All we need do now is take those performances away from home and we’ll be fine but still gonna be very nerve jangling come the end of the season.

    Between us Norwich Swansea and West Brom…I think Bournemouth will be fine

  • 12 NoahJ // Feb 7, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    nut meg @10

    The pundits on sky sports news were all in agreement that it was the correct decision- doesn’t matter how far away mitro was, if he was offside and was obstructive the view of the keeper, then it should be disallowed. they didn’t discuss it on MOTD

    agree about the tiote swerve too; but, I think, had foster seen it all the way (i.e. without mitro in front of him), then he would have reacted to the swerve far better than he did.

  • 13 Sav // Feb 7, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Carrick and Shelvey in the same side? Stroll on. The irony no-one seems to be discussing is that our joint man-of-the-match only played because the club couldn’t get him sold to some Chinese outfit.
    Is Saivet an inprovement on Tiote? Not from what I’ve seen.How great a window would it have been had Charmless been successful in selling Cheick?

  • 14 Moonraker15 // Feb 7, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    I do not believe Carrick would make that Comment about Ashley! That’s bullshit and don’t you read the news he’s joining Man United coaching team when he stops playing!

  • 15 Ravostag // Feb 7, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Just imagine the outrage if that goal had been disallowed against Fergie, Wenger or Mourinho!! Would never have been disallowed!

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