We were confident that Newcastle would be signing Marlon Harewood on loan and that was confirmed by his agent yesterday afternoon.
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.
“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.
99 comments so far
Sep 22, 2009 at 3:09 PMComment #81
@AndNUFC. Simpsons contract runs out at the end of the season, not year. We could offer him terms in the new year, but he would be unable to sign until June / July time. He would not be a free either mate, a fee would have to be paid to manyoo because of his age possibly by tribuanl. I suspect other clubs are also looking at Simpson so expect a bidding frenzy round about January.
Sep 22, 2009 at 3:17 PMComment #82
The thing that strikes me the difference between Ranger and Carrol is 2 things; work rate and intelligence.
While Carroll can throw his weight around, he doesn’t strike me as a player who puts in a huge amount of graft. I’m not expecting him to suddenly run like a headless chicken like Tevez, but he seems to just expect the ball to come to him.
Ranger however does look like he looks for the ball, and decision making and first touch compliment him when the ball does come to him. Like I said he controls it and can make an intelligent pass (back heel to Geremi with 4 players around him in the box against Plymouth anyone?).
I just kind of get the impression (maybe a pre assumption from past stories) that Carroll doesn’t really have his head screwed on. Young kid taken away by money, fast cars, party lifestyle? I reckon Ranger is humble and genuinely wants to make an impression.
Just my thoughts like.
Sep 22, 2009 at 3:18 PMComment #83
Yeah G i know all that stuff (love football manager), but he says the right stuff about our club, and if we get back in the prem then we’re a very good place for very many a player to be at. Snapping a lad like him up on such a small fee would be a great bit of business.
Sep 22, 2009 at 3:29 PMComment #84
Agreed mate, he looks the business like, I would love to get him on our books permanent. Good no-nonesense player who seems to read the game well and has an excellent work rate.
Sep 22, 2009 at 3:32 PMComment #85
AndyNUFC – I don’t think its that Carroll’s head’s been turned by fast cars etc, it is simply a question of ability. Carroll is a league one striker at best. If he didn’t have Geordie roots we would be less patient with him.
But Ranger is quality. Genuine class and intelligence. It is frightening how good he is for a teenager. Although I agree with earlier comments we have to be careful to not burn these youngsters out expecting too much of them too soon. Ranger already gets games for England, and Pearce speaks very highly of him to Capello. Carroll doesn’t get mentioned. Enough said really.
Sep 22, 2009 at 4:04 PMComment #86
Wouldnt question Andy Carrols ability, he has the look of a young Duncan Ferguson about him, left footed as well, he has a big future in the game and i hope its with us.
Thought his goal on Saturday was superb, he had Supermac marveling on the legends show last night, both he and Ranger would make a frightening pairing given time but they also need good service from midfield.
Sep 22, 2009 at 4:31 PMComment #87
Andy your point about Ranger not using his head, (has to be a joke there somewhere) reminded me of a game on ESPN the other day when a player ducked rather than head an easy goal. And got me reminiscing about my days playing school football, some of the older bloggers will recall leather balls with sticky out laces and the fun of heading them when wet. It’s a wonder we didn’t get brain damage. 🙂
Sep 22, 2009 at 4:44 PMComment #88
im hoping for a good result tonight and not giving the youngsters some experience.we need a trophy .
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:00 PMComment #89
Alright chaps, some news for you regarding the take over. Keegans settlement case has held things up, apparently it takes 5 days from the day it goes to tribunal to get sorted. So it went to tribunal on Wednesday making tomorrow the day it becomes sorted. There is a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, and we should expect Barry Moat completing his takeover very shortly.
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:11 PMComment #90
kash – first time i have heard a time limit on the length of any tribunal or proceedings, its normally when the lawyers can talk no more.
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:12 PMComment #91
the fact of the matter is ranger is undoubtedly a gd striker for his age but your comparing him to carrol and coming to the conclusion that carrol must be crap if he isnt as gd when really they both have different styles of play. ranger strikes me as a player who could benefit from the same position owen was played in under keegan whilst carrol with a little better hold up play would be the big striker to slow things down a notch for every1 to catch up.
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:12 PMComment #92
This has been the longest day at work ever and I’m starting to feel ill… snivelling and coughing.
Had a bloody duvet day last week so can’t pull a sicky tomorrow.
Fingers crossed we’ll get a Bobby special 8 – 0 against Peterborough tonight. Maybe that’ll make me feel better
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:13 PMComment #93
With all due credit to the 50k runners who took part and brought great credit to themselves and Tyneside, here’s a very irrevent take on the Great North Run by one of the smaller tabloids!
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:23 PMComment #94
whats the line up for todays game?
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:24 PMComment #95
Kash the mongols takeover of china was quicker than this and i dont think anything will happen while we’re near the top of the fizzy pops.
Sep 22, 2009 at 5:36 PMComment #96
Any links for the game tonight (long shot..)?
Sep 22, 2009 at 6:22 PMComment #97
I hope Lover boy puts a 90 min shift in tonight. He has to get himself fit like pretty sharpish. What was he doin over the summer, watching countdown and eating chesse pizzas.
I would play…..
Sep 22, 2009 at 6:51 PMComment #98
DJG he was training with Rangers
Sep 22, 2009 at 7:14 PMComment #99
Bretoon I find Echinacea works to help shorten the illness period for colds and flu. Cod liver oil capsules as well. Needs to be 2000mg per day though.