The Real Reason Newcastle Pulled Out Of Alan Judge Deal


There’s a report on the Get West London web-site today that identifies the reason Newcastle pulled out of a deal to sign 27 year-old midfielder Alan Judge of Brentford.

The local press at the time in Newcastle were reporting that Alan was on his way to Newcastle to take a medical and sign and that he wouldn’t be fit to play until November.

The deal had apparently been completely agreed including the wages Alan would be getting.

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Alan Judge – almost joined Newcastle

But that deal never happened

The Get West London web-site are today reporting the reason was because “he was not as far ahead in his recovery as originally thought.”

That’s what Brentford manager Dean Smith has told them about the potential deal falling though – although Dean doesn’t mention which clubs were actually interested int he play-maker.

This is what Dean Smith said:

“The clubs that were interested in him thought he was further ahead in his fitness that he was.” 

“I don’t think anyone would begrudge Judgey a move to a Premier League or a massive Championship club. I’m sure he’ll come back better than before.”

“He probably wasn’t as far ahead as he thought he might be but he’s still progressing. I’m not sure of any timescales – I think it’s too early to say.”

Wonder who the massive Championship club could be?

Judge has only juts had an operation to remove the pins in his right leg and he was at the time supposed to be about three months away from playing.

The local media in Newcastle have been suggesting the club may go back in for Alan in January when he has fully recovered from the broken leg.

We hope Newcastle do just that because Alan looks like a very good player.

Comments welcome.


71 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #1

    After his release from Manchester City Thorne had short spells with Salford City[2][3] and Macclesfield Town,[4] before joining Nottingham Forest’s Under-21 side.[5] He made his professional debut for Forest on 23 August 2016, starting in a 2-1 win over Millwall in the EFL Cup

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I think the TOON will have another look at him and go back in either January break or the summer

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  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Blackley and Brownlie…… post 1
    that was for you he’s 20 and Ben recons he’s quality just a throw away from Man City who struggled to find a club but forest are expecting big things from him now he’s settled

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Not needed, glad we didn’t pursue.

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Brooklyn,
    I cut and pasted that from the fella you were asking about’s facebook account; he left details in a post. It appears he is Albanian. I, like another poster, thought he sounded young, judging from his goofy posting, and curiosity got the better of me.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6

    I did geddit Belfast. I did. Hows the day job? 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Who’s Chancel again? That’s Rob too isn’t it?

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  • clinath@ed

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib….old news then. Thanks for that.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Good riddance to Pardew, the only thing I can say in his favour is that he was better than Wally McBrolly.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Would be happy to see him through the door come Jan if he is fit enough

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki,
    ????? I’m a different chancel from tfl, not sure what you’re saying?

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Your absolutely right.. Donald And Goofy have two questions though before signing off:
    Wasn’t he a double award winner ? Didn’t we finish 5th in the PL under him ?
    Make that a third question- Wasn’t he better than John Carver ? Oh 4th and. JF Kinnear.

    So you probably could say quite a few things in his favour – like he was better than those aforementioned.
    Thanks. Donald and Goofy both geddit Reddit .

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Hail
    Judge isnt needed? Are u questioning Rafa there?

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki- Don’t worry Tsunki can’t find the time to nail you – Don’t Fluster Buster . He’s working around the clock elsewhere!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Ian Toon,
    How often do you repair the leather patches on the elbows of your tweed blazer.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #16

    I would like to see us settle on a 4-1-4-1 formation, as it would seem the most appropriate set up for the Championship. We have Hayden who has the potential and Tiote who has the experience, but I am not sure either will make that position there own in the PL. At the moment we seem to have an excess of midfielders and I would hope any further purchases would be an up grade on existing, or an excellent and experienced DM that will see us through a number of seasons.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Jon Jo Shelvey has just told Total Sport he enjoys the Championship because there’s more guns and drugs n that. Oh sorry that was Newcastle, he gets more space and time on the ball!

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    @15- Please explain. You might be onto something…….

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #19

    I would like to see him start with Mitro and Gayle up top as we’re all dying to see it, well I am anyway.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #20

    My mistake I thought you said leather settee.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail

    I was looking forward to seeing Mitro, Gayle and a return to the good old days of 442. But I am still not convinced we have the right wingers or midfielders. Also, I am now more intrigued to see Murphy and Gayle, as they both have the experience, creativity and goal getting records to really blast us back to the big time.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry Chancel ha ha did that before didn’t I? It’s becoming one of those hardwired misconceptions …doh!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Hi Ian,

    I was going to write a full post regarding you mentioning me and my “embarrassment” earlier. Instead, I’ll keep it short and sweet.

    Please don’t mention me anymore, I do try to afford you the same courtesy.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Ian why not mix it up with one of your other identities? Throw a bit of spice in.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #25

    It was that whole “Take a Chancel” thing wasn’t it? Lot to answer for has Rob. 😐

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  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Simon 376,
    A few posts back…. Was at work but I noticed a comment if yours that a relative, friend of Pardew was told by the man that he ‘was ordered’ to be knocked out.

    Apologies but that is buxxxxt you were sold I think.

    On the other hand, if this far fetched story is true, my apologies for other reasons.

    I’m no Pardew fan but that slander is way stretched.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Knocked out of cups

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    The bad chancel completely ruined it for all the other Chancels 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #29

    That was Ibiza pulling the plug on you Ian.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Cyprus,
    I’m not sure if the guy does have a relative who knew Pardew but given our stance on the cups and Pardews success in taking Palace to a final with his shirty counter attacking football then I find the story entirely believable.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast if that isn’t you you must remove that picture man. Spooky sxxt

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus….The directive was to prioritise the PL. Cups or qualification for Europe were viewed as nothing more than an unwelcome distraction.

    Whether he was told to directly throw games or not is another matter. It’s clear we weren’t set up to do well in them, nor did the club have any intention of trying.

    Still, it was nice to always hear about what a special cup the FA Cup was to Pardew, just to see us get knocked out.

    If it wasn’t for Pardew and his abilities, you may think it far fetched that we didn’t manage to get a little further in the cups….it’s almost as if there were being thrown. I think I just went full circle on this one.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail,
    I don’t. These managers knew what a cup run and win meant. Instant statue. They would never throw these games, I think. Beating city, by mistake!?

    Urban myth all the way. They wanted it, were too weak as a team to get it.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Ibizatoon – it wasn’t about me. I heard that some weeks ago you were on the blog with a poster unfamiliar to me but known to you and you don’t initially recognise him. He was seen to be answering his own posts and you thought it was Carl( small c) and thought the blog was being corrupted leaving post haste.
    If you could identify said time and post it would be helpful.

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  • Legolas

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Looking forward to a weekend of league football. I hate the international breaks. Hopefully 3 points against Derby. Hope I am not disappointed. Ha ha. I didn’t realise we lost the last 2 games against them. ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Ian Toon,
    PPB who we now know is another devisive multiple turd tried to stitch you up, it was carl actually but potato potato. Different situation with Pushy altogether, he’d been posting for ages and most suspected you were using multiple accounts before you slipped up. Everyone knows Ian.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Belfast- Ibiza was a pawn- Henry Kissinger in the game with Kevvy and Kieron.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Cyprus,
    The club told us in their only truthful statement in eight years. Why don’t you believe them?

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Ian often ends up the bell of the ball on here doesn’t he?

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 8, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #40

    cyprus
    Nar mate the club hated the idea of cups and Europe and they hired managers weak enough to go along with it

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