One Of Newcastle’s Top Transfer Targets On International Display Today


At the World Cup qualifying game today at Hampden Park in Glasgow between Scotland and England it will be attended by a number of scouts, including those from Newcastle, with the prime interest being in Fulham’s midfield dynamo Tom Cairney, who is likely to leave the London club for the Premier League this summer.

Certainly the Scottish International had two excellent games against us in the Championship and it seems that Rafa Benitez is keen to sign the player this summer to strengthen the central midfield at Newcastle.

Other PL clubs who are said to be interested in signing the 26 year-old include Bournemouth, Swansea and West Ham United and those are some of the lower level PL  clubs we will be fighting for our transfer targets – at least for this summer.

Fulham’s midfield dynamo Tom Cairney in Scotland’s colors

Tom had an excellent season last term for Fulham who made the playoffs under impressive manager Slavisa Jokanovic – and he will be hoping to keep his midfielder to  launch another promotion bid in the coming season.

In 51 total games for Fulham last season Cairney scored 13 goals with 12 assists and his form earned him his first Scottish cap in March of this year in their 1-1 home draw against Canada.

Tom will be expected to start the game today against England, so it will be a tough test for Tom and worth watching the game on TV to see how he does on the International stage against a full strength England team.

Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at the Leeds United Youth Academy before joining Hull City back in 2007.

Six years later he joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013 where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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81 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Snodgrass starts as well, can’t see why Ritchie isn’t selected.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 10, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Must be a slow news day if all we’ve got to live on forward to is headlines like this!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Actually I’d be happy to see Cairney have a poor game, to put some of the other clubs off him.

    I’m seriously hoping that Rafa already has the deal done for him.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Shirebrook,

    Mama said there’d be days like this, there’ll be days like this my mama said.

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  • nut meg

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Bill, I think Ritchie went under the knife when the season ended.

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  • qtoon

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Cairney would be a great buy. We’re severely lacking in CM, especially with Anita having left.
    I wonder if Siem De Jong will be given a chance again? A goal every 3 games last season with PSV.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #7

    mathes1982
    hold your tongue lad Ed’s under a lot of pressure at the moment what with the hormone treatment and the chemotherapy the odd gaff can be expected
    easy off and give him some slack his jobs hard enough without dickheads like you putting smartarse comments about the smallest mistake
    we would not have a blog at all without Eds hard work

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    mathes1982 – Ed made a mistake, big deal. Are you aware of his current medical situation? The fact that he keeps updating this website on a daily basis is amazing. And he’s not a young bloke either, which makes it even more miraculous.

    Have a bit of respect and if you don’t like what Ed is doing here then go and post somewhere else. The rest of us appreciate his efforts to give us a platform to discuss the football club that we love.

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #9

    hibbit – well said sir!

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Regarding the Championship being perceived as more physical than the Premier League – I think the fact that there’s more flair on display in the higher league makes the physical element seem less obvious. Whereas the Championship is slightly lacking in quality so the rough and tumble aspect of that league is focused on so much more. Anyone who watches the Premiership regularly knows that tackles still go in, and elbows still fly about.

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #11

    I googled “Group C in the CONCACAF” and
    the tables I saw confirm Ed’s statement.

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Got me proxy up and running so I can watch ITV, got the A/C cranked up because it’s too hot here, and got me Jack n Coke prepped, come on England! Let’s see if Deli Alli can replicate Gazza’s cheeky flick over Colin Hendry all those years ago.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #13

    0-2 to England

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Jake Livermore??

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  • nut meg

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #15

    A decent streams for the game ?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Is Cairney on the pitch?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Also Shelvey will be back in this England team next year

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Joe hart doesn’t inspire confidence…every time the ball goes back to him….i feel he’s ganna drop a bollick….is that just me or do other people think that???

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully it picks up in the 2nd half

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Shite game like. But that’s what happens when the other team are scared to face us like a normal footballing side. 9 at the back like haha. I hope Scotland fans like that type of football.

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  • nut meg

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Cheers Ron,it’s working fine.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Livermore starting for England and some think Hayden wont be good enough for PL.

    Hayden has every chance of being at the WC.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    You’re welcome!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 10, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #25

    22 Cairney on the bench

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #26

    With two holding midfielders the fullbacks need to be doing more, the 5 at the bac makes it difficult but England are not creating or using space very well. Bertrand & Walker have energy but little else, can not imagine City will be that impressed.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Agreed Hail.

    I don’t think Hayden’ far behind Livermere. They are quite similar but Hayden is actually useful when bursting forward to.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron
    Cheers bud

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Livermore ***

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    I doubt Hayden will get called up to go to the tournament personally

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Supposedly Shelvey was meant to be back in the squad last time but the racism issue came to light and that put an end to that

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #32

    We thought we’d made a great deal for some Belgian midget strikers, 3 for the price of 2. But unfortunately their club has come up short……..
    We’ll just be getting the 2 back.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Should do everything in our power to sign Tierney. Looked very classy and playing out of position.

    But doubt he will leave Celtic for us. Likely to go to one of the big clubs after next season.

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  • Salmon Fish

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m watching the game.I haven’t seen any Cairney. Is he playing? ha ha..
    Poor lad, that means he isn’t good enough.
    Aye, Demaray Grey is the man!

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  • Tinman

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Alli has been crap. Too many flicks and tricks in the first half.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Shelvey has to put all that racism business behind him. We’ll need him to have an excellent season. I’m still hoping we can bring in Cairney.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Cairney didn’t get on.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    1-1 game on.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Good goal

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Still quiet on the transfer front, Christ it’s like watching big brother.

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