New Defender Coming In – Double Deal Tomorrow?


A bit late on this one but news earlier today that Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar is flying into Newcastle today for his medical and will attend the game against Brighton at St. James’ Park today.

News just coming in that Newcastle have agreed a fee with Ipswich Town for their Irish striker Daryl Murphy so things are really starting to move on Tyneside.

We could get two signings announced tomorrow – at least.



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85 comments so far

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    @Spoof – I thought the same, I just wondered how else Derby County could afforda 14m signing – I didn’t think they had much if any money to spend. Hughes is their prize possession.

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Tonight. there should be some real noise – 5.30pm kick offs mean plenty of time to get the stella in – let’s start fast and keep the crowd onside!
    Our first true test, harder without Gayle, but we still should be good enough to beat them at home.
    I hope we give Hoots a great welcome and then beat his team!

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  • expatmag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Love it……Bournemouth 1 up at Palace…..would love to see that get Pardew sacked

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes! Palace have a penalty saved (Cabaye took it). Now he’s doing badly at a London club everyone will say Pardew is awful.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #5

    @Sutty

    To be fair Kodja is going to cost 15 million for Derby! Hes not worth that pretty sure Rafa will have looked at a lot of those strikers you mentioned and to be honest none of them are head and shoulders above Murphy who will be a lot cheaper which can mean we can spend money on another player instead!!

    I wanted us to sign Assombolonga but Forest apparently want close to 20 million and is quite injury prone Murphy has also scored more goals in the last few seasons

    I wish we could still sign the best of the best but we have to be realistic !

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Kets
    Why wish a player who hasn’t even signed for us yet an injury….when we need an experienced champ striker over a poor unproven foreign striker….heres a thought….give him a chance mate.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #7

    We don’t want him sacked yet, but once he buys the sulky one they can fire him.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Was expecting better than that though. Rodriguez/Haller would have been good coups.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #9

    No guarantee Haller would do well in the championship none at all !!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #10

    expat,
    That’s like wanting him to get a lethal injection instead of the rack. I want him there long enough for the Palace fans to set up a sackpardew.com site up!

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Was it callum patterson we were linked with earlier this week….if so he’s scored again today already….not bad for a rightback

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #12

    @Kets – Just because you wanted a shinier fire engine on Christmas morning doesn’t mean you should just smash the one you got!

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  • Harley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t believe people are actually engaging in conversation with Kets.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder what the blog would have been like the last time we went down with the signings we made and players we sold ?

    We sold a lot higher quality of player in Owen, Duff , Viduka , Martins , Emre etc than we have got rid of this season and also only bought a few players like Simpson, Guthrie , Best and Lovenkrands and the business we have done this season is a much higher quality player than they were as well!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Think this could prove to be a snip.

    Haidara said to be taking it very slowly on his comeback having been rushed back into action numerous times. Probably won’t be considered until October at the earliest.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he went elsewhere before the window shuts.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Underwhelmed with Murphy signing to say the least. We needed a younger, fast strong striker. I would have thought Haller ticked all the right boxes but maybe he didn’t want to cone here. Anyway we’re stuck with Murphy now. Anyone know if he’s slow or likes to get stuck in and holds up play well?

    Lazaar will be a hit here, chuffed that we got this guy in! Can’t wait to see him play in or black and white. Will be a nuisence to our opposition with his tenacity.

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Murphy’s Law Harley!

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Kets
    Them 2 you mention….one unlikely to drop and a lot of money only recently back from a long injury the other totally unproven and costly….may as well start with rivvy….at least murphy is proven at this level

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  • firebug666

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Regardless of his age, if Daryl Murphy gets the service he will get goals. He’s done ok in this league and may well be the difference between winning and losing a match.

    Every player we bring in deserves to be given a chance, once the team gels we should be ok.

    Having said that… Today could go either way, and early goal for us could settle us down, but it will be a long game and they are a very good team.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Mike Dean is the most loathsome ref of all time. Another match that he’s trying to make all about him, giving Palace a ridiculous penalty. Utter pillock.

    Luckily Cabaye messed it up again 🙂

    Could be the end of Pardew at Palace by the time we kick-off.

    What a lovely thought.

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  • firebug666

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #21

    If the scores in the prem say the same, palace will be rock bottom of the league.

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Jp
    On the previous page i put video link up of murphy if u want a look….. more mobile then i thought he was and scores all types of goals worth a look tbh.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #23

    LCBP, I’m not talking about the best of the best, I’m talking about decentish championship strikers. Murphy has had one decent season in his entire career which is pretty astonishing. He couldn’t even score in Scotland for the best team.
    Honestly cannot think of a less inspiring signing than him. I’m waiting for some muppet to write “if he’s good enough for Rafa, he’s good enough for me”.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    There isnt a lot out there and as purely a back up who would be sold next season if we go up, he is possibly the best available in that price range.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Huddersfield 1 up and playing well apparently.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Good moves by rafa. Lazaar looks good on the denis. wise footage and we need speed and an attacking outlet. Murphy makes sense as i said a few weeks ago. Belfast i think saivet was an ok player to be honest. And i rarely get player judgements wrong! Jeez i was s!ated for rubbishing santon, mbiwa and the awful french winger from !ast year but i think i was right. If we can get atsu’s pace in we could be building a serious team at this level.

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    If he’s good enough for Rafa, he’s good enough for me.
    S.Muppet!

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Firebug “if he gets the service he will score goals”. in that case the Irish team must be crap as he’s had over 20 games for them and never scored a goal!

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Sutty
    It is a surprise signing murphy….but we can only give him a chance….i think its been either to much money or lack of proven quality which has us possibly signing murphy…..lets see what happens.

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  • firebug666

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    If he’s good enough for Rafa, he’s good enough for me.

    Now where the hell is that Miss Piggy?

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Not surprised re huddersfield. They should be top 6 all season

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  • firebug666

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #32

    SUTTY1978

    He scores at this level marra, can run, dribble, has a great shot from distance, and can head the ball, OK all at this level, but that is where we are.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #33

    @Sutty

    Agree we probably should look for better but what if they dont want to come ? No point paying 15 million for the likes of Wells who hasn’t played in the premiership and may not cut it Murphy will score goals for us and provide back up and could be sold on next season and we wont lose much money

    Who knows who Rafa has in mind we could still be looking at also signing another striker we just dont know!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #34

    That Glenn Murray will be a threat tonight. He’s another player that we should’ve gone for. Like him a lot.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Munster wasn’t it you banging the Duffy drum? Lol
    tbf to Murphy he doesn’t look that slow on the YouTube link and it’s not just his goals that will help us out its the rest of his game especially if we get enough pace around him
    I’ll certainly give him a chance

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #36

    expat

    exactly. i remember early kk days when he bought in the likes of alex mathie ” to do a job”. mathie was never going to be long term and at 33, nor is murphy, but hey ” horses for courses” and worry about upgrades when job done.

    will feel so vindicated if pardew gets the chop and then maybe even his keenest devotees (they know who they are) will give it up. Nice if ap’s parting move is signing sissoko for crazy money.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Mates Vydra has confirmed he’s leaving Watford, now he would have been a very good signing, was absolute class in the championship. Bet he’s going for less than we pay for Murrphy and he’s only 24.
    Does anyone think that Murphy was seriously the best player we could get? Really? Maybe he’s the only one willing to come for £15k a week.
    I’m sure Fans of Armstrong will be happy that he’s being pushed out the door for this no mark

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  • Jib

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #38

    I clearly remember Antoine Sibierski being mocked when he signed for us – ended up a fans favourite – similarly with Peter Lovenkrands – shite in the PL and Bundesliga great in SPL and Championship – did a job for us.
    Horses for courses chaps.
    Horses for courss

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Sutty
    I think murphy has been signed for this promotion push….we will have to get better players again then both murphy and vydra….and murphy fits the bill more then vydra’s style….just from the look of it.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Atsu really isn’t very fast. A scampering type that can sometimes get half a yard due to his acceleration, but doesn’t run away from people, particularly when you look at footage of him in top leagues. Another I’m not very keen on. Thought he was 19/20, but he’s the same age as Sammy Ameobi and has made about as much impact.

    Lazaar and Yedlin are both quicker.

    If we’re not gonna splash on a ST and Lazaar looks like very shrew business, then I’d hope we can pay for a Knockaert/Brady and Atsu is just coming in as a squad player. Doesn’t seem like it from the sounds we’re hearing currently though.

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