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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.


 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


    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #81

    Nicko the journo via COYS

    FRIEDEL/ROBINSON – Villa have been in [again] and I think it is just about the right figure…now it’s up to agreeing a fee for Robinson…sounds a bit like a cracked record.And Sunderland haven’t stopped with the Tottenham players either…

    That’s an 11 o’clocker plug, by the way.

    Taken from the blacburn blog.Nicko works for the mirror and also posts on the blackburn blog. Apparently Bent will be off to sunderland for 12.5 mill.

    where are the makems getting all this money from? I thought we were supposed to be the team with the billionaire owner.

  • Ross G

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #82

    ED CAN YOU PUT UP A STORY ON VALENCIA, THESE ARE DESPERATE FOR CASH AND HAVE ALOT OF PLAYERS THAT WE CAN REALISTICALLY GET CONSIDERING THERE LOW POSITION LAST YEAR WE ARE JUST LIKE THEM, BUT THEY NEED TO SELL – I WOULD OFFER £30M FOR THESE: RAUL ALBIOL CB £8m, DEL HORNO – LB £3m, EVER BANEGA DM £8m, MANUEL FERNANDES AMC£6m, AND ZIGIC ST £5m. just think what these would do to our side, and £30m is reasonable to complete our team they all have experience together so will gell more too. As for wages – this is wot i hear each is roughly on – Banega £20k, Fernandes £30k, Del Horno & Albiol – £40k, and Zigic – £45k. Our then side:


    Beye, Albiol, Taylor, Del Horno

    Banega (quality holding and creative)

    Fernandes, Barton/Guthrie/Milner

    Gutierrez, Zigic, Owen

    bench: Haper, Faye, Guthrie, Martins, N’Zogbia

    too be honest if we could get these i would sell N’Zogbia for the cash to help. But considering we have recieved arounnd £8m in sales as well as a massive salary reduction, and only brought in prob about £4-5m in transfers on low wages, Ameobi makes this lot cost around £25m. Considering sunderland spending £50m again surely half that isnt a major issue, come on Mike Cashley


    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #83

    Davies. No!

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #84

    ran a test – it does moderate you

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #85

    Oliver link me to the COYS and blackburn blogs please


    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #86

    I cant get back on there to do it. The blackburn server normally crashes when to many people are trying to get on. It has become quite popular with the journo spilling the beans on there about various clubs.

  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #87

    Ever Banega for 8M?

    I always try to sign him on FM. 🙂

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #88

    umm how do you need to get back on there – go to your history. surely you know the URL –

    and the COYS one would be interesting

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #89

    well i found the coys one my-self – still looking for the blackburn forum

  • Matthew Tom

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #90

    I’m sure this rumour is total rubbish, but I would do that deal any day. N’Zogbia is a good player but he’s also a moody little sod who clearly only wants to play for Arsewipe Whinger.

    From what I understand, McGeady is quicker and a real star winger. If he had the right attitude, this would be a very good deal for Newcastle.

    But it IS total rubbish.

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #91

    HAHA – i just read the spurs think they are going to sign both Arshavin and Pavlyuchenko haha

  • ToonDerry

    Jul 23, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #92

    8 millon for banega i would snap valencias hand off for that

  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #93

    Oliver – do you want to know how i know that you are Fernando?

    No newcastle fan would no what COYS is.

    I had to search the web for 10 minutes to find the forum you are referring to. No newcastle fan would act so casual about viewing a spurs website 🙂

  • Midjew

    Jul 23, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #94
  • Spyro

    Jul 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #95

    what sad F**K is impersonating me on here. MUG! probably the spud, like tom toon said, your a sad, sad little boy.

    Everyone, i will be changing my name soon as it is clear people can immitate others on here.

  • John

    Jul 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #96

    Wl b gud signg, Emre has been sold 4 3.8 mill

  • scott9

    Jul 23, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #97

    FOR F*ck sake why cant everyone be mature on here and stop making stupid comments tom toon its commetns like tht that will make ed stop the commernting all toigether on such a great site same with u spyro

  • chuck

    Jul 23, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #98

    Children please! Will you stop the bickering back and forth .
    A little respect for opinions you disagree with.
    Ignore the wums.
    Talk about NUFC, and the game in general.
    And no one has a lock on opinions,we all have them, Okay !

  • ToonLoon

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #99

    It is not just stats that make a player-it is the influence a player has on the squad. Does he disrupt the squad, or does he inspire. If Zog unsettles a squad–this shits on morale and the team suffers. Maybe this is why he has to go?

  • Lawman

    Jul 26, 2008 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #100

    I agree with Mathew Tom. Utter rubbish from the Sun as usual but it would be a great deal nonetheless for NUFC. Zogs a good player but if he’s not 100% commited to NUFC, what’s the point in keeping him. He’ll just unsettle the team spirit.

    McGeady is a far better player. Hard to say if he’s worth the extra £5m but in today’s market, he could well be…. well with Spurs wanting more than £30m for Berbatov, anything goes!!!

    I totally disagree with the ones who say that although he’s good enough for scotland, he won’t hack it in the prem…… errr he’s also shown he can play in the Champions league – and play it very well too!!! Has Zog???? Numpties!!!!


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