Newcastle Now Linked With Another Transfer Target


The Sun is reporting that Newcastle United have gone back to one of our previous transfer targets of a few years back and they are reporting we want Derby County’s 24 year-old  winger Tom Ince.

The transfer fee is supposed to be around £8M and that’s maybe high for somebody who has never really been a hit in the top flight.

Today there has been news that we have dropped interest in Fulham’s Tom Cairney, after a price of £20M was mentioned and in addition Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not available for loan with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wanting to keep 20 year-old midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

Tom Ince – now at Derby County

Steve McClaren has returned to Derby County after  his disastrous stewardship of Newcastle for eight months when he was almost totally responsible for getting us relegated.

Ince has always been on the fringes of being a (very) good player for soem time, but he has never been able to show his top form for any length of time and never in the top flight.

Since he moved to Derby County  in early 2015 on loan and then signed permanently in the summer of 2015 he has played 88 times with 31 goals for Derby County and that’s a good record of goalscoring.

Tom Ince has already played for seven different clubs and started his career at Liverpool where his father Paul Ince also played in what was a sparkling career for the midfielder.

Tom had a really good spell playing for Blackpool for three seasons in the Championship from 2011 and in that time he scored 33 goals in 133 total appearances, but he has struggled in the Premier League and he did nothing for Hull City when he joined them in 2014.

So Tom is a decent enough player, but it seems only in the second flight and we doubt he can make the step up to the Premier League.

Of course Rafa Benitez may see something in him and be able to get the very best out of him if the manager is really interested in signing the 24 year-old winger.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

86 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    F**k the sun

    0
  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

    “Almost totally responsible for getting us relegated”

    Come on what a load of rubbish the 11 on the pitch had more to do with it especially the shirkers!

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #3

    toonarmydownsouth
    Tbf Rafa pretty much appointed himself

    But aye am yet to see any difference from Ashley so far it’ll be telling when Rafa asks for investment beyond simply staying in the PL then we will see

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx
    I’m sorry but Rafa showed in the last few games there was potential in that squad, if we’d of sacked SMC at Christmas like any normal club would of done we’d of been safe

    Woeful manager, and a boring ars3hole as a commentator to boot

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #5

    WWSBRD
    Shame the board didn’t have the bottle to do it a month or so earlier

    0
  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Tads nah sorry but I’m sick of them players getting away with it and how would fans have put up with us playing defensive football from the kick off which is Wat we were doing when rafa came in, (rightly so in our position)

    The squad was so unbalanced and the players were a disgrace as well so nah McClaren wasn’t almost entirely to blame

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #7

    In relation to previous, Ashley is a scumbag! I still want him gone. What he’s doing for the club and SD is because he has to, the other option is lose a truck load of money and look a bigger twat than he does. Ashley out!

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Manx

    Who let Carr have all that responsibility to bring in shite players like thauvin…..Ashley 100% to blame not only for sticking with Carr but also leaving it to late to sack McClaren who should never have had the job to start with.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think Ashley has changed, he’s desperate to get back into the prem and will take a short term to hit in control and finances to get that. I’ll only truly believe he’s changed if after 2 years in the prem he continues to spend

    0
  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Ourtoon exactly, i was saying for years how shite the squad was and it showed every time we got a few injuries
    but tbh if we had sacked him earlier would we now have rafa probably not so I suppose we have to be thankful in a very strange way lol

    0
  • TyneMouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #11

    What a pleasant surprise, logged on to the blog, read the days postings, and people were actually discussing football issues!
    What happened to the awkward squad?
    Missing, but not missed…

    0
  • Mitro's on Fire

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    I doubt we would have Rafa as he wasn’t sacked by Real Madrid until 4th January

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Manx
    He had 2 full windows and spent £70 million and you’re telling me it’s not his fault the squad was unbalanced?

    McClaren, like Pardew before is a complete relic of the game and it’s criminal managers like them get paid off for failure

    First thing, the very first thing Rafa said when arriving was just how concerning the lack of belief and how negative the mentality of the squad was
    That’s on McClaren, that’s his job

    We sacked him far too late and the buffoon should never of got the job in the first place

    0
  • Belfast

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah personally still wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he shits on Benitez next season. I’d like to be wrong though.

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Sticking with Carr? He did exactly what was asked of him

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    “Over 75% are content with Mike Ashley as the Newcastle owner.” Good lord.

    Can you imagine Tottenham fans being happy, had Ashley came into their club, and have them sitting in the same position league/financial position this club is now.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #17

    HE spent 70mill tads?
    Don’t think so he had players bought for him as they seemed a good bargain at the time regardless if we needed them

    Again I’ll say, it isn’t solely his fault and to say it is is rubbish imo

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Mike Phelan is commentating on the Hull match tonight. Shades of McClaren on Rafa!

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    McClaren wasn’t solely to blame Tbf, us getting relegated started long before he came in

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Tottenham were in a similar position to ourselves when Ashley bought into the club. Taking the 14/15 season as an example – Tottenham’s total revenue for that season was nearly £100 million more than Newcastle’s.

    Warms the heart.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom Ince is Townsend mkII
    one trick pony – play on the right, cut inside and left foot shot – not very PL

    0
  • Readingmag

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Torres !

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry he spent £81 million

    Rafa made a couple of small changes, the main one bringing in Lascelles and we looked a different team
    Players bought for him? So they were good players that any competent manager should of been able utilise to stay in the top tier

    WWSBRD
    We’re there problems off pitch? Yes, had been for seasons but no ones telling me that if we hadn’t sacked even 5-6 games sooner we wouldn’t of stayed up

    0
  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Unless fans have short memories, and its hard to forget 7 years of speculative spending and under spending, then Ashley has little choice but to continue as he has done for the past three windows to spend at a decent level and to do it sensibly. The only thing fans need to do and can do is vigilantly hold him to account, which means giving him no slack, and have faith in the current manager and the team, because there’s no reason not to.

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #25

    toonarmydownsouth
    Depends who’d of been brought in, Rafa got his foot in because Ashley was desperate after all with an extra 5/6 games to go our portly owner would of been likely to gamble on a weaker manager

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD
    With SMC and Pardew out the running I’m not sure there is a weaker manager

    Honestly, with that squad, getting that team relegated was criminal, you’d struggle to find a manager to do a worse job than SMC did in his short, yet far too long, time here

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #27

    BREAKING: Sky sources: @Everton and @ManUtd agree fee of £22m for Morgan Schneiderlin. More here: skysports.tv/tdmV44 #SSNHQ

    In ya come James lad

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #28

    toonarmydownsouth
    Carver

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #29

    WWSBRD
    Manager not drunk bloke who refuses to leave the ground!

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #30

    That Torres bollix is exactly the type of shite jeff/jizz would try and pull off just so it looked like he’s in the know.

    Sad mackem tw@t.

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Tom ince

    Errrrrr….no thanks.

    Thinks he’s better than he is.

    I remember not so long ago when he was visiting clubs with his old man to see who deserved him.

    Don’t know if it’s his dad or other influences as to why. Either way, he couldnt hack it in the prem at hull so can’t see it working out if or when we get back up.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #32

    No way!!!!!!

    BREAKING: Sky sources: @afcbournemouth have enquired about the possibility of taking John Terry on loan until the end of the season. #SSNHQ

    0
  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #33

    The squad was shite tads
    we were relying on a 20-21 year old and a 45-50 year old both new to the league to score us goals oh and riviere
    saylor and colo in defence no lb for a lot of the season shirkers in sisko, wiji and janmaat

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Manx
    Gini…shirker?
    Guess you’ve not seen the lad this season as under an actual manager playing in his actual position…

    Did SMC push for another CF or simply say he was happy with the squad?
    No LB? Pretty sure we did, and no one made the idiot play Taylor and Colo, or should we ignore the fact he had Lascelles and Mbemba all season at his disposal?

    0
  • Belfast

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #35

    I’d be very surprised if John Terry played for another premier league club tads. I think he’ll stay there and milk the good farewell in May and rightly so.

    0
  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #36

    The squads even under Pardew had some great talent, just not enough good players to round it out it and in enough positions. We consistently had the 8th biggest wage structure, while consistently finishing bottom half, and managing to get relegated twice. That squad that McClaren was given was pretty typical, at least in that respect. Ashley’s model included spending but he’s obviously a chancer by nature. You’d hope now he realises he’s exhausted all of the options his natural instincts draw him to.

    0
  • Belfast

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Might even get the full strip on one last time and lift the league trophy hehe

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #38

    toonarmydownsouth
    Carver was left in charge by Ashley when Pardew left mate he was happy to have him in charge to keep us in the PL that’s the level he’d of looked at if he wasn’t desperate

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #39

    And Gini is still crap this season just as he was last, bloke optimises everything wrong with our transfer strategy

    Poor attitude, only looking for a move and overrated

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #40

    WWSBRD
    Yeah and that decision led to mass protest and forced him to give his first public interview as owner

    Also, although obvious to most of us, we were mid table when Pardew left can’t see even him gambling with that when we were 17th

    0

You must log in to post a comment.