Will Rafa Be Signing This Creative Player In January?


Newcastle were heavily linked with Alan Judge of Brentford in late August and the local press were saying it was almost a good deal, but it didn’t happen.

It appears like Alan’s broken leg was going to take longer than Newcastle had expected –  he was expected back in training which is the reason Newcastle didn’t bring the player in during August.

Now the question is whether Rafa Benitez will want to being the Ireland International in during January with Alan’s contract running out at the end of next year and he could be available at a knock-down price.

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Alan Judge – 27 year-old creative Brentford play-maker

It probably depends on whether Rafa sees Alan as  player for Newcastle in the Premier League and if that’s the case Rafa will likely sign the Brentford playmaker early next year.

The once capped Irish International was in the Championship PFA Team of the Season for last season and he’s a good player.

Alan had a great season last term with 14 goals and 12 assists in 38 total appearances for Brentford he’s a very creative player, which is what we need.

He was almost certain to make the full Ireland squad for the Euro 2106 tournament last summer, before he suffered his terrible double fracture of his right leg at Portman Road in April.

We have Jonjo Shelvey doing the job for Newcastle so far this season and it would be good to have another creative midfielder in the squad.

Here’s some information on the career of Alan Judge:

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Judge joined Brentford on loan from Blackburn in January, 2014 and finally signed for them full time that summer.

He had started his career at Blackburn and then left permanently for a couple of years to play for Notts County before returning to Rovers in 2013, where he only stayed for six months before joining Brentford on loan.

He then signed permanently for Brentford in early June 2014, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Alan stands just short of 5ft 7ins tall and in his two and a half years at the Bees he’s played 102 games with 24 goals and 31 assists.

While he was at Notts County for two years he played 111 games with 17 goals and 27 assists, so Alan is quite a productive player.

He was born in Dublin and played for all the Ireland Youth sides, but has been capped only once at full International level.

Judge made his full International debut with a start in a friendly against Switzerland in March of this year and played the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 win.

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Judge would seem to be an excellent signing for us, especially if we can get a good deal for him with the player having only twelve months of his contract left in January.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Is AJ the new CA?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Goal for Janmaat!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Ron

    Good finish too.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    A_C

    GW did something – he got booked!

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  • CookyToon

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Wonder if Sigurdsson fancies dropping down to the championship for a couple of month in January before he goes down for good with Swansea 😉

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Hold the front page.
    He scored!

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Gonna repeat it because its a bit funny

    Swansea are below Sunderland in the table atm

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Swansea are the worst team in Wales.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Swansea chanting they want their club back….is that not what they are currently getting?

    Fun while it lasted but Sunderland back to the bottom for now

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    7WWSBRD

    I’m glad you find it funny but is it as funny as losing to your fierced rivals 5 or 6 times in a row, i think not.

    Betty

    How the frig are swans the worst team in Wales.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Welshie……….. They clearly are the worst team in Wales. Cardiff would beat them easy as would all the non league teams and pub teams.

    We would beat Swansea by double figures. Fancy putting a daft sceptic in charge. You must be ashamed to be Welsh.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    just a thought could Dwight Gayle do the job Perez is supposed to be doing ??
    leaving Mitro to lead the line and having both goal threats on the pitch at the same time
    Perez was shocking yesterday !!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Betty

    Have you been taking Jails stupid pills, Newcastle have only beaten Swans twice in the last couple of season, first time was when cisse scored two wonder goals and last season and you say all Welsh teams are better than Swans.

    Ha ha ha

    This season is swans 6th season and it’s only this season they have been crap, Newcastle were shite last season now after a good start this season I bet some think it’s going to rosy next season.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    welsh
    Surely neither is funny to u don’t u support both teams?

    Sunderland have the worst start in PL history and ur team are currently lucky to not be below them

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Hibbitt. He couldn’t do any worse than Perez in that role. Perez is a clever little goal poacher in and around the box but offers little else. Too easily dispossessed and his passing is too inconsistent.

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  • AndyMac

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed can we please stop flogging this dead and long gone equine ? Judge wont add any more to the Championship push nor will he be PL quality if and when we return ?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Sounds like Welshie has a conflict of interest here.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Welshie…….. I’m talking about the here and now not the past. Swansea are shite and you know they are. They’re talking on SSN now that when they go down this season they will drift into oblivion going down the divisions each season. That’s not me saying it , these are professional pundits.

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  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Lots of PL sides have sniffed around Judge over the years , he’s a fearless high energy a.m. with a hell of a shot on him.
    If Rafa sees something in him that he can mould then I’m cool with that.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Ron

    Who’s CA?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m just wondering if there are any Swansea players worth signing when they all start to desert the sinking ship . I can’t think of any standouts.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Bettys

    C’mon now be fair to Swansea and Welshyboyo. You know as well as I do that professional pundits talk a load of wallocks at times.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Off thread but it appears been in court again about the Rangers dual interest issue.

    He lost and even this hearing must’ve cost a fortune in legal fees.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37798281

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Only cowards jump a sinking ship.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #25

    ** Whoops, it’s Ashley that’s been in court.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Welshyboyo

    You carry on arranging the seating for the communal singing. Will it start with Abide with Me?

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  • Thump

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27

    @Lesh: Charlie Austin.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Thump

    Thanks for that. I thought we might be obsessing about another CA. Come to think of it, it’s been a while since that record’s been played.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Welshie…….. Let’s be realistic here. If the opportunity arises to come and play under Rafa or stay and go down under a daft American manager what would you do?

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Now that the red scouse gits are top, we can expect their fans to start thinking the bindippers’ll win everything going.

    Lucky gits, a 6-1 flash in the pan.

    Well, maybe not lucky.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #31

    lesh

    Are you being a WUM?!

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  • hibbit

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #32

    or a stirring rendition of ‘Men of Harlech’

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Bettys

    You’re asking Welshyboyo what he’d rather do? Stay with the yank I’d guess and help make America great again.

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Ron

    Moir? A WUM? Never.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    lesh@28

    I see. It was a genuine question!

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Ron

    Just a bit fun with Welshyboyo. No harm intended and I’m definitely not a WUM

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  • lesh

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Bettys

    The blog police’ll be on to you. There’s only one Googlemeister on the Blog – unless you’re receiving guidance from Jib himself.

    I’ve had me hand slapped for the Ashley link

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  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #39

    The weekend after the international break Brighton play first on the Friday evening and NUFC last on the Sunday lunchtime.

    Brighton have Villa at home – very winnable – so the pressure could really be on us , away to a buoyant Leeds United !

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  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Guidance for SweatyBetty

    Meh

    I wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

    He’s just had to snivel and crawl to Hibbit for being a shitbag and he’s doing the same to Welshie !

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