Things Not Looking Good – This Striker Could Be A Huge Risk At Newcastle


There are just over two days to go in the January transfer window, and Newcastle haven’t yet signed the biggest priority in this window – a proven goalscorer.

And it’s not clear who Newcastle may sign before Wednesday night with news today in the Times that we are trying to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan through the end of the season.

The loan fee is £1.5M and we would need to pay his £120K/week wages.

Newcastle have become frustrated with Feyenoord about the signing of 27-year-old Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen, and we are not willing to break our transfer record to sign him for £20M.

We are just hoping Newcastle know what they are doing and that we don’t end up without a new striker on Wednesday night because that’s been our biggest weakness for two seasons now.

We create a lot of chances but don’t have the players who can take those opportunities.

Daniel Sturridge – great striker when fit – but often injured

There is now a deadline of 6:00 pm today for Newcastle to come back to Feyenoord on what they want to do about Jorgensen.

But it seems likely Ashley will not pay out £20M for the 27-year-old even though there was local news that this month we would break our 13-year-old record of £16.5M when we bought Michael Owen from Real Madrid way back in 2005.

Daniel Sturridge is injury prone, and if we bring him on loan, we should really bring in another striker.

Maybe another loan signing, because it’s unlikely Sturridge will be available for all our remaining 14 league games, because of his poor injury record.

But when he is fit he’s almost the perfect striker we need today – Sturridge can score from anywhere near goal, and he has lots of Premier League experience.

Let’s hope Mike Ashley knows the consequences of refusing to pay a few million more to get Nicolai Jorgensen though the door.

We lose at least £100M next year alone if we are relegated.

And not only that but some of our better players will leave if we are go down again; it’s also likely that Rafa will leave the club.

It doesn’t work in football to be too thrifty, and that’s the major reason Mike Ashley has been woeful as the Newcastle owner for over ten years now.

But I’m repeating myself.

Comments welcome.



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31 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t worry ed, WBA taking that gamble.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Desperate times call for desperate measures…. who has shola’s mobile number? Surely he must still be in contact with kuqi!!

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  • ToonRich

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Jose has said Zlatan is free to move this window if he wants to…Ibra would fit right in with us…a pure #9! Get on to it Charny-boy!!

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  • Shoulders knees

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #4

    We have gone from looking at Sainsbury’s biscuits to going for broken biscuits !

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #5

    With zlatan, he’s the most likely person to kick Ashley in the face! Bring him in I say, even if he’s injured, we’ll all chip in for his wages.

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  • Bigjim67

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Worth the gamble, but no doubt we aren’t prepared to pay his wages. Just sign the big dane, he’s wanting to come so give Feyenoord what they want or it looks like we’ll get no one in!

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  • oldarse

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Can Imagine fat man doubled up with laughter reading this blog.

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  • Bigjim67

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Even though I’ve previously stated that I’m not convinced with Jorgensen, as other people have said he may come here and be a hero. You never know!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #9

    I dunno about you guys but I am pissed that Charnley can’t even tie this deal up!! Giving West Brom our relegation rival the advantage! Ideally we would be getting Sturridge on loan and that lad Jorgenson. Anything is better than nothing as what ot seems we will be getting and our prem status and Rafa leaving.

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  • Mr Funk

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Typical

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  • Bigjim67

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Ronaldo. Zlatan would be immense for us.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #12

    no chance on Zlatan..no idea where hell go but it’ll be to a team in the top end of whatever table…L.A galaxy or China or Middle east surely… hes all about trophies and the legacy he leaves, he wont risk a relegation on his copy book

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Zlatan’s wages will be immense! Lol no chance we signing him.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    MA really needs to swallow his pride instead of spitting his dummy out when he can’t get what he says & wants. Van Brocklehurst has said there is still a deal on the table & the player actually wants to come to NUFC.
    It may smash our transfer record but it won’t smash our wage structure. Does Sadistic Mike really want to rub our noses in it more for the sake of £2/3M?? Probably!
    He could become Zlat on the Tyne. He’d be a hero , immense but we are all clutching at straws going under for the third time

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Looking at the run in, we have some seriously tough away games where we will probably gain very few points.
    It’s a worry as we tend to perform better away from home.

    We desperately need a striker amongst many others, but we won’t sign anyone else.

    Kenedy is gonna have to be the main man

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Looks like even an unfit Sturridge prefers WBA to working for Ashley. What sort of player would seriously choose playing in front of two men and a dog ahead if 52k?
    Tbh I’ve actually given up hope of signing anybody this month and I’m the optimist of the blog. 🙂 Prove me wrong, please. It’s, not a case of wanting a new striker, it’s simply a case of getting one or getting relegated. Surely even broken brain can see that?

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Pay peanuts get monkeys is a phrase that seems appropriate to the hierarchy at this club.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #18

    to be fair, Sturridge is from the West Brom/Birmingham area, family still live there,has a house in Little Aston 10 mins from their training ground and does loads of charity work around the area. Its a 6 month loan, not a permanent deal, West Brom on paper would be a safer bet of settling in and minimal upheaval, nothing to do with club size

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #19

    They’ve switched the lights out till Wednesday to save on electricity. It’s really sad to see that even the most optimist lads on the Blog are now showing the white flag and are accepting that FCB has shafted us again. Not only that but surely any shred of credibility he perhaps had with RAFA has gone down the Tyne. RAFA’s position must be untenable now

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  • oldarse

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #20

    The 3 stoogies sitting in boozer drinking pints, ash spewing in the fire, they think we are looking for players to sign numpties.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Zlatan come & have some fun on Tyneside you’d be a hero then you can go and finish your career in USA or China & put the icing on the cake.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Nice one Old Arse. What about a new nickname for him Numpty Dumpty. I wish the f…ing wall would fall on him!

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  • oldarse

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #23

    My F**king nuts in a Knot, with this lot, has to come to an end, I need my life back.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #24

    We’ve hit rock bottom if we can’t sign Sturridge ahead of fckin Pardew’s West Brom! Fckin hell man we’re useless!
    If we don’t get someone in I’m finished with them till Ashley’s gone by which time we’ll be back in the Championship !

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Jay
    I don’t care if he’s from Brum ffs how can he choose WBA managed by a tosser over us !
    Aaagghhh!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Ok Gents and Ladies get ready for Thomas Quapitaza to sign, out and out striker from a club we never heard of but the scouting report from a teacher in who cares where says he can score goals in the 10th division of some league we never heard of. Yes this is what’s going to happen, we will all be sitting here say, who the phuck is this. For Legal purposes Thomas Quapitaza is a name I made up, if any persons have this name it is coincidental.

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  • BANDWBURNABY

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    ;Pardew doing one over on fatty, you couldn’t make it up Fatty sent 2 of his lackies to Farne Islands this morning, grabbed a couple of seals to complete the circus at SJP. It will be the only capture made this year

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  • consettmags

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #28

    It’s not looking good for anything to happen, feeling a bit gutted

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Dear US Magpie,
    I would love to boost my flagging football career over in England.
    Newcastle seems to be the place for me.
    I’ll give it a go.
    Love
    Thomas
    Mr. T. Quapitaza Esq.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Sturridge on £120,000 a week
    Jorgensen on £20,000 a week at Feyenoord

    Even with a pay rise surely even Penfold can do the maths , or not as it seems

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  • dannitoon

    Jan 29, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Rafa gave charnley options A B and C.. charnley now looking at PQRS and T

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