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N’Zogbia and £5M For Celtic’s McGeady – No Way



The bastion of truthful reporting in sports – The Sun – has today surpassed itself by saying Newcastle United have offered £5M plus Charles N’Zogbia for Celtic’s top winger Aiden McGeady.

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 Charles N’Zogbia – we hope he stays at Newcastle

That mind you, only a few days after Aiden has signed a new 5 year deal at Celtic, so it’s a bit hard to believe, as usual.

And only recently Kevin has said he doesn’t want to lose any of his current players, so a part exchange makes no sense.

Once question we would have is how much better is Aiden McGeady than Charles N’Zogbia?

After all Charles is an excellent young prospect, so what would Newcastle get out of it, other than losing £5M?

McGeady had a great season last year in the SPL, there’s no doubt about that, and the player is well known to top Premier League clubs. In fact it turns out that Arsenal had tried to sign the youngster when he was just 16 years old.

Aiden made his senior debut for Celtic at just 18 years old, and has already excelled in the Champions League — which he wouldn’t get to play in if he joined Newcastle, although he would get a better financial deal.

And why on earth would N’Zogbia want to go to Glasgow, since it’s in the other direction he wants to move – to London, to be with some of his family. That’s if he moves at all of course, and we hope he doesn’t.

So we give very little credence to this Sun report – in fact none at all.

Comments welcome.


100 comments so far

  • PapaToon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #41

    what a load of crap. why would we do a swap for like for like players in the sense that they are both wide men. As stated by Keegan and players alike we are trying to increase the squad and this deal doesnt do it.
    Dont like Charles attitude (maybe KK can change it) but atleast he is tested in the premier leauge. No disrespect to the scotish league but not the same standard.
    Whoever is coming up with rumours needs to atleast make it remotely possible. out of all the positions newcastle is strongest in the wingers department.
    And thats why i dont agree with comments about getting SWP he is a winger and not a lot better, than what we’ve got. ppl keep mentioning these big players like SWP, not gonna happen. The club is looking for players that have not been discovered, who have potential.

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  • matigol

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #42

    MA must be saving the money for a CM .. is it now going to be moutinho ???

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  • Spyro

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #43

    ‘He is just better than Arshavin. Facts mean nothing as far as im concerned’

    submission, top draw tom toon, top draw lol

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #44

    Arshavin is awesome. He was quality in the euros and his clips on youtube make him look like maradona. I have never seen hleb grab a game by the scruff of the neck and dictate play. Spyro/fernando have to agree with you even though you frustrate the hell out of me.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #45

    Whatever fernando, enjoy your life wasting your time on a newcastle blog when you re a deluded little spurs fan living in the squaller of north london, surrounded by knife crime and I can only hope one day you get stabbed.

    Now im of out, enjoy wasting your time on a blog that is not your own, you sad, sad little boy.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #46

    did anybody here the rumour about moutinho coming to the toon..

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #47

    its the top story on http://www.fansfc.com/

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  • CDN MAGPIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #48

    Agree with Tom Toon

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #49

    was this deal planned for when Emre finally signed for fenerbahce .. this happened today..

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  • micepie

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #51

    If Celtic offered McGeady plus 5M for Zog then maybe, yes!

    By the way, it’s rumoured that Bullard is available. Which is probably also untrue but I rate him. In fact, when both he and Bentley (a couple of years ago) were available for very cheap fees when leaving Wigan and Arsenal I thought we should have gone for it then. Anyway, Bullard at 4M (?) would be a good addition.

    Might as well ignore the Zog/McGeady story. KK/Wise are probably working on bringing a player or two in that few have heard of!

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  • Dave

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #52

    I dont care what anyone says, that’s too far TT. Calling for someone to get stabbed on an internet blog is nothing short of cowardly.

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  • booney

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #53

    how about this for potential team these players would all be possible to sign.
    given

    beye taylor cuella enrique

    swp butt m.fernandez gutierrez

    owen martins

    subs; milner duff nzogbia faye harper viduka

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  • DaveyG

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #54

    ED-Needs to be careful as there is a REAL SPYRO, who is actually a toon fan, and does on a few occasions talk some sense.

    Just ignore Fernando/Chikitita/agnetha.

    The boy is obviously a deluded moron who is taking great pleasure in making people bite on here….I mean he supports spuds…..say no more!!

    He is like a bad smell, if you take deep breaths and ignore him, he will go away!!!!!

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  • figsdad

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #55

    off subject i see emre defo gone

    Although Fenerbahce had announced the acquisition of Emre Belezoglu from Newcastle United over a month ago, the Turkish national team midfielder officially became a Fenerbahce player today. Emre signed a 4-year deal worth an estimated 14 million euro and posed for reporters weraing the number 5 jersey

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  • toonoot

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #56

    Double standards from Ed here. He slags off the Sun yet takes their money to have their advert on the blog’s front page.

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  • DaveyG

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #57

    I dont think tom toon wrote taht to be honest!!

    Its the same knacker mimicing other names on here.

    Regular posters should know who is who by now!!

    ED-Please ban this morons IP……….he is just wasting space, as is White hart lane wasting space in Landan!!!!

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #58

    14 Mill euros, wow good deal for us then as we got him for £3 mill lets hope he has some more cash from this to buy players as its getting near time when you should have everyone in roughly.

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  • toonoot

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #59

    Dave: Point taken about TT’s comment, but that’s nowt to what fernando has been saying over the last few weeks.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #60

    14 mill euros is his wages .. we probably got around 3 mill

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  • GM

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #61

    Hope its true Sweendog – but the article says that KK has a large transfer kitty…..sort of questionable that I’d say teh way the club is scraping about in the bargin bin. Everton fans think we are going to get him like.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #62

    I think its his agent .. so he can decide on whether its newcastle or everton .. everton have similar wage caps ..so if we make a proper bid I reckon he’ll come to Keegans revolution..

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  • crom-scott

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #63

    HAHAHA well done spyro on putting tom ballon in his place……..he talks more sh*t than anyone ive seen on a message board…………..just the other day he was saying we could get Bojan …FFS………..i think the kid spends to much time on football manager………clearly needs to get a girlfriend.

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #64

    probably the first time iv ever agreed with tom toon but hleb is better than arshavin, and his stats would probably have been quite a bit better if he’d played in his prefered postion behind the striker more often, last season he played there a lot more and his stats were much higher last year than previous season

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #65

    Just to buck the trend, i would do the deal.

    Now i’ll just state that first and foremost i dont for one minute believe this trash in The Sun, however:

    I have very little time for this very talented but moody, uncommited bundle of trouble. Is he worth it? Well Jenas, Dyer and Bellamy were all superior (imo) to Zog but we got shot of those guys and believe its only a matter of time before Zog comes out with the London excuse again and finally we do cave in and sell him. Lets hope he doesnt have to go around picking fights with team mates before this happens.

    McGready is one of the top five players in Scotland and before everyone slags Scotland off, there have been and will always be great players come from this league.

    However McGready is an out and out LW, like Duff and Zog is more adaptable.

    If it was up to me, i would flog the Zog and buy Arda Turan, but then i’m not Kev or more to the point Ashley!

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  • Hadji

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #66

    TT…..Lets find out if he’s really Fernando.
    Ok Spyro……Which was your nick before,and why did you change your nick to Spyro.
    Who gave you that idea?

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #67

    It really piss*s me off when people use copycat names to slag of others on the blog. I had a load of hassle when someone did the same to me some time back and people couldn’t understand why I had suddenly become an insulting bast*rd, although his writing style was sufficiently different for most to realise there was something amiss. I do not know if this is happening with Spyro at the moment but I would have thought it was easy enough for Ed to check out if there was a hint of this happening and for him to put a stop to it.

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  • Micky Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #68

    Why do people think that because we are not willing to pay x amount for a player it’s because we are tight? Perhaps it’s down to the club not thinking the player is worth that amount of money.

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #69

    TOONOT- fernando /spyro hasnt been abusive or racist like some on here and tomtoon saying what he has is digraceful. From what i can see fernando/spyro is alright until people start having ago at him and then he reacts.

    Just let him get involved and if he says something we dont agree with say so but dont say crap like tomtoon has.

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  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #70

    Why no comments on the Owen thread?

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  • WesToon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #71

    NO CHANCE!!!!

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  • DanToon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #72

    Ed’s prob took the coments off coz of all the stabbing remarks that’s going on!

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #73

    I just think he is overated, and now way worth over £15mill (N Zog = £10mill), but at the moment i and got a clue who i want as KK is going for some poor players lately lets hope its another shock Jonas buy 🙂

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #74

    You cant recreate someones username without changing it slightly. When i first joined ed sent me an email explaining someone had the same username so spyro cant be fernando. Although tommtoon is still a plonker for his stabbing remarks.

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  • Leo

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #75

    hleb is better than arshavin, as tom toon has rightly stated stats done means much for any midfielder because they do more than just score goals and set goals up, they run the play.

    hleb has taken the game by the scruff of the neck on a number of occasisons, compared to arshavin who is a good footballer but looks great because of the league and his team around him compliment him, re-watch the games in the uefa cup all of the commentators make this note on a number of occasions

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #76

    If spurs were signing hleb and arshavin had just gone to barca i bet you would be telling a different story. No way is hleb better than arshavin.

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  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #77

    So do you think nufc will soften the blow of the ‘great loss’ that is emre leaving with a signing or two???

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #78

    yeah we might decide to replace him in the january window!

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  • Davies

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #79

    Oliver, are you Fernando?

    I don’t mind, I’m aware that Fernando is actually a decent enough bloke, even if her is a Spurs supporter. Is it you Oliver? Is it?

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  • Spyro

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #80

    this is harrier – test to see if fernando is right

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