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Harewood To Sign Soon For Magpies – No Rest For Taylor



We were confident that Newcastle would be signing Marlon  Harewood on loan and that was confirmed by his agent yesterday afternoon.

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Marlon Harewood – coming to Newcastle later this week

Marlon’s agent, Phil Sproson, confirmed his client is getting close to a three-month loan move from Aston Villa:

“I believe we are close to agreeing everything and hopefully the move can be finalized later this week,”

“Talks are ongoing between both clubs and I think they are keen to get it resolved.”

“Marlon is back to fitness now and he is ready and raring to go.”

“He is very keen on going to Newcastle and playing regular first-team football again.”

And Steven Taylor has made it known, to anybody who will listen, that he doesn’t want to be rested for tonight’s Carling Cup tie at Peterborough, and wants to play as many games as he can this season.

Steven said:

“I won’t be asking for a rest, I want to carry on playing. I want to play in every single game because we have that winning mentality in the dressing room and nobody wants to miss out.

“The Carling Cup is not our main priority this season, that has to be promotion back to the Premier League.”

“But we have a group of lads who want to win every single game – and it doesn’t matter what competition it is.”

We expect Taylor or Coloccini to be rested tonight, to allow 19 year-old Tamas Kadar to start the game.

And then of course with Georgian center-back   Zurab Khizanishvili fighting for a first team place, there will be increased competition for places for the Ipswich game on Saturday, and that can only be good for the team.

Comments welcome.


99 comments so far

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #41

    CH left that Man U kid and went for an experienced head with Zurab that is some Credit. You are all crying for Vaugh(everton) and Vokes but look at what he wants Experience in the league.
    Kamara, Zurab, Harewood, Simpson…

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #42

    We have kids of our own we dont need more kids. We need experience.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #43

    @will die etc. I would have loved us to sign Vaughn as I do rate him very highly, and for a young lad he has a fair amount of prem experience, but I think our priority needs to be a winger as most of the teams in this division seem to prefer the wide game.

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #44

    Dunno if anyone has seen this but if you havent

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/8268818.stm

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  • Shot Bru

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #45

    Laryea Kingston of Hearts would be a good loan signing. He’s currently unhappy there and wants a move to England. Plays predominantly right wing or attacking midfielder.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #46

    Isnt that the bloke that just got a 4 week fine for claiming his country was more important than his club (which is a fair comment I think)? Not seen him play, is he any good?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #47

    No not Kingston. I wld rather have LuaLua.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #48

    @ will die for etc.. According to some bloke on talk sport this morning Lua-Lua is a done deal? Not seen anything official on any threads like so I think its a wild rumour. Not forgiven him for the pompey loan-goal either yet.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #49

    When Hunger strikes am off to get something to eat.

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  • toonoholic

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #50

    is it just me or do other ppl also find the title funny ?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #51

    G, I mean the young LuaLua

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #52

    @Kevin Nichol – no criminal charges against Harewood? Well there should be for some of the worst misses I’ve seen during games. He makes Heskey look lethal in front of goal.

    The reason CH wants Harewood is because he is a big fella which means CH can stick to his stupid 4-5-1 formation and have Harewood up front on his own. Rather than bring in a pacy young forward that can play in a 4-4-2 with Ranger.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #53

    Which title toonaholic, the thread title, the league title, or somebody’s name title?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #54

    yah its funny

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #55

    Right im off to work predicting us to sneak it 1-2 have a good day all

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  • Shot Bru

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #56

    G, he’s not bad, got a good shot on him, picks out a nice pass and has plenty strength. He is due to go to the African Cup of Nations with Ghana in January which is why he fell out with laszlo at Hearts, so a 3 month loan deal till then might be a good option.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #57

    Sounds promising Shot Bru, I will have a gander on youtube later to see what he’s like. Have the club looked at him, or were you speculating?

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  • batty

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #58
  • Shot Bru

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #59

    Just a bit of speculating, always tryin to think of players we could attract on loans or free transfers that would improve the squad. It’s actually pretty difficult, but i reckon Hughton has done well so far with his signings.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #60

    I have to agree Shot Bru, he seems to be going for decent solid, if unspectacular signings. So far none of them could be classed as a failure. Lets hope it continues.

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  • SWHITEY

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #61

    not sure about harewood, he’s defo not a prem player but could nick a few at championship level to help us, better to have him here than not given the depth of the squad. anyone now why we didnt sign james vaughan from everton?

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #62

    @Swhitey. I personnaly do not rate Harewood either, however, his record at this level is ok with West Ham and Notts F, but I think he has lost his way in the last few years. Seems to spend too much time trying to line up his shots. I would love for him to make me eat my words if he comes, but I really can’t see it happening.

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  • toonoholic

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #63

    G
    “harewood to sign for magpies and so no rest for taylor ”

    jenas and campbell ?

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #64

    TBF to Harewood, i think he can be accused of tryin’ too hard when he’s come on for villa in the prem…But, let’s hope he can do a good job for us in the chump…As others have stated: we need a winger really, now!..Unless, of course, we’re gonna stat playin’ some of the reserve wingers!..
    …& i agree that CH has recruited wisely with experience, we have kids of our own…Let’s hopw Simpson has an option to move permanently then!..

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #65

    Oh, got you, suppose it is a bit funny in a toilet humour kind of way like, bit slow on the uptake today, too many fizzy drinks last night.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #66

    Simpson is out of contract at the end of the season. Perhaps we can convince him in the new year that his future involves black and white?

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  • stu

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #67

    the only problem for me is that he will slow the progress of Ranger and Carroll if he plays ahead of them.

    They will be big players in the future

    p.s new site – http://www.nufcblackandwhite.com

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #68

    @stu. Workplace superscout software has that website flagged as a security risk. Andy Carroll is a big player now, but point taken. I don’t think Harewood would be a hinderence to thier progress, but I think we could be placing the lads in danger of burn-out if we play them too much.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #69

    Ah!..Ta for the info on Simpson G…

    …Stu, Harewood may even enhance Carroll etc & teach ’em a few tricks of the trade!..

    …Emphasis on the word ‘may’!..

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #70

    Isn’t it funny how he hasn’t even played one minute for us, and we’re already slagging him off 🙂 welcome to the toon marlon!

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #71

    I wouldn’t say we were nescessarilly slagging him off, I just don’t think he’s the answer. I have already stated that I hope he makes me eat my words. I will be very happy if he makes me eat a double serving of humble pie, I just don’t think he will.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #72

    Aye james,
    funny err, not funny haha!..
    …Has he even signed yet?..

    …Pre-emptive, or what?..

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #73

    G,
    is that alphabetti spaghetti built into a pie?..

    …Sounds yummy!.. 🙂

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #74

    Well it’s hard to give a positive report about someone when you don’t rate them. Plus being a Newcastle fan it’s in our blood to be skeptical.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #75

    Well the reason we are critical of potential signings is because we are often stuck with them long after the manager has been sacked. Yes its only a 3 month loan but i’m sure he’ll want a permanet deal.

    And I still believe Hughton will be not be the Manager come January. He’d certainly not be in charge next August if we did get promoted, and Marlon (crap first touch) Harewood will still be on our books getting £40K a week as a fourth choice striker.

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  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #76

    lols@ punk skunk. I agree with AndyNUFC like, it seems to be genetic with toon fans that we all fancy ourselves as closet managers and scouts.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #77

    D. Simpson’s contract runs out at the end of the year? I’d love to get him here on a free. He is great going forward. If he has any sense and genuinity about him he’ll realise by now he probably will never break into Man U’s team for atleast a good few years, and a career on the bench is no career at all.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #78

    Speaking of first touchs, has anybody picked up on the fact Ranger NEVER heads the ball, he always controls it on his chest? I love it me, so he can trap it and lay it off to big Harewood to smash it in.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #79

    G,
    you drew the picture mate… 🙂

    …Andy, good points mate, about Simpson & Ranger…

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #80

    AndyNUFC – I agree, Ranger is a very clever striker. Always seems to make the right decision. Certainly our best striker at the club as far as I’m concerned. Once he gets some confidence and a couple of goals he is going to be some striker to be reckoned with.

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