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Wigan Lodge Formal Bid For James Perch


News coming through from the Daily Mirror that Wigan Athletic have put in a bid for Newcastle’s James Perch.

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James Perch – Wigan put in formal bid

The report says that Wigan are waiting for a response from Newcastle, and of course Newcastle need to decide whether they will sell James this summer or lose him as a free agent next summer when his four-year deal runs out.

And James may be one of those players that new Director of Football Joe Kinnear says isn’t good enough to be at the club, but James is solid player who can play in many different positions, and he’s proved that since signing on from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010.

He’s an excellent squad player and after a difficult first season, he has played well over the last two seasons, and we’d like to see him stay on Tyneside.

For the record, James has played 81 times for Newcastle with one goal in his three seasons on Tyneside, but he’s also picked up 21 yellow cards.

What do you think?

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216 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #41

    extension in his contract he is a really good squad player and since we always loose players because of injuries he can come in and do a great job

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #42

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Anita wanted out, Pardew obviously doesn’t like the guy and he was wasted last season as Pardew stuck with his favored players despite their lack of form

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #43

    I think perch must get extension in his contract he is a really good squad player and since we always loose players because of injuries he can come in and do a great job

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #44

    Benteke would have bigger and better options than us Ket’s

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #45

    When are people going to stop going on about MA’s money?

    You all know that he’s running the club as a proper business. So any money that is spent is the club’s money. He isn’t taking a salary from the club and from what I’ve seen in the accounts, he’s only taken back about £15M so far which is to pay off some of the interest free loan.

    Sure, it would be nice if he would spend about £20M a year of his own money to help grow the club but I don’t blame him for not doing that when so many of the fans keep slagging him off.

    From what I remember, that was what he originally said he’d do. But that was in the days that he was sitting in the stands as one of the fans. Then he unfortunately became one of the fans, brought back KK, and then realised that KK’s way of working just doesn’t wash in the modern footballing world.

    For anyone disagreeing with me on this point, please do tell me what club KK has managed since, and please do tell me what success he has had apart from 2nd place at Newcastle and getting Fulham promoted…

    I’m not slagging him off, he’ll always be a NUFC legend in my eyes for the first time he was managing us, but just because he’s a legend, that doesn’t make him the right choice to be our manager in the 21st century.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #46

    Villa want 25 m £ for Benteke.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #47

    Maher just signed for PSV, Mertens just signed for Napoli, Isimat-Mirin went to Monaco, Chedjou went to Galatasaray. Oh and Belhanda signed for Kyiv. You snooze, you lose.

    Will be fuming if we let perch go for any less than 2m. He was one of our best players last year and if you watch him he keeps it simple, very rarely gives it away and puts himself about. Would sell Gosling and Jonas before him of the midfielders.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #48

    evening guys-no big signings on the 1st day of the transfer window I see.
    on perchinio I thought his first season after we signed him from forest,he was pretty poor.but to his credit imo has become one of our better squad players who frequents the subs bench
    he offers more to the squad than the likes of Jonas-obertan-gosling and was of a better standard than a certain tiote last term,but from previous campaigns would not sell tiote

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #49

    Aye Markaccus, i think its all very ironic that pards wants a ‘English’ team with grit and fight, literally just after we sold all our English gritty players lol Nvm hopefully Perch will sign a new contract and provide the loyal service to the club as always, however i dont believe he should be starting ahead of the likes of Anita, but hes exactly what we need in terms of ‘Depth’ to the squad, covering multiple positions to a decent level

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #50

    Tequilamag, I just remember a few totally dominant performances by him over the past few years, and some excellent tackles put in, liverpool last year for example. Hes not always the choice for a CB and hes pretty poor at RB, but holding in the middle of the park ive been nothing but impressed by him, his pass completion and tackling stats back this up. Hes not flash, wins the ball back and gives the short pass. To me that’s far better than Tiotes total liability act.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #51

    Hughes and Griffin were very poor. We made a mistake getting rid of Boumson, Domi, Acuna, N’Zogbia, Laurent Robert etc. They were great players. Olivier Bernard shouldn’t have gone to Soton.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #52

    Kets Benteke = 25 million and he aint as good as Cabs when cabs is inform…seriously 1 bad season and people want to sell him for 25million…. do you seriously think if we sold him for 25 mill we’d buy a player for 25 mill… itd be a make shift replacement at best probs about 5-10million.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #53

    If we’re going 4-3-3 we need to have 6 centre mids – Cabs, Tiote, Sissoko, Anita, Perch and Bigirimana. Simple as.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #54

    zero-agree totally
    he is one of the most improved players and definitely one of the more consistent players from last seasons campaign

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #56

    NUF carter

    if we want to play good football in a 433 it has to be PEA.
    Bony although prolific is slow and would encourage more hoof ball it that were possible!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #57

    Kets

    No. Hughes and griffin were not poor. Yoi dont know better than SBR did. Then you follow it up by saying we should have kept Boumsong. A cluster fk as a defender. N zogbia left because he was a childish stroppy cnt at the time. The jfk mis pronounce was a pathetic excuse. He proved this by moving to wigan and not a big club. You really are detached from reality at times.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #58

    JB they apparently met at the weekend according to other papers… PEA and his agent have already stressed his next move will be to the EPL…. and why would Dortmund want him…. they have Lewandowski and 2 other guys who would most likely get a game ahead of him.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #59

    Colin what an idiot! Though I haven’t unfollowed him yet 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #60

    Bernard admits himself he fkd up his own career. We offered him a new deal. He admits he was to greedy and should have accepted it.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #61

    Tian

    I keep following him simply because of the entertainment he provides!

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #62

    Cool Hand, funny thing perception, you think he does not get enough starts Rotunda thinks he is a Pardew favourite who always gets picked ahead of Anita.
    I agree he is much better at CM rather than defence and think he has done more than enough to earn a new contract.
    We have very few English players and I don`t see the sense in letting him go. But with a fully fit squad he would not be in my starting 11. I think Tiote is still a better option but even if you leave him out of the equation Sissoko would still get the nod ahead of him.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #63

    Zero

    Lewandowski could well be off this summer and money talks regarding where PEA will go, I’d love to see him come here but think we are gonna be left reeling again after failing to land our top target’s

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #64

    Vanquier has signed an extension with liege

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #65

    OhSholaAmeobi
    Add De Jong to that list, add Marveux to that list… and Perch is number 7 unless one prefers him over selling one of the others.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #66

    JB could well be true Lewandowski is going but, itll take around 40mill to shift him, with that kind of money why go for a 15mill player, i dont think Dortmund fans would be happy with such a short changing after all the disgruntling over selling players to their main rivals only to get beat off them in the league and CL.

    My worry is its starting to shape up like the Debs and Luuk de Jong sagas again and we may well lose out to him… if that happens who will we be targeting in our price bracket?

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #67

    Saz

    Who’s De Jong signing for? I know Lens went to Kyiv too and Bony is on the verge of Swansea. We’re dillydallying too much. Yeah I guess Marveaux is better in the middle. Just illustrates our lack of out and out wingers too though haha.

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  • the truth will out

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #68

    bent hahah

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #69

    @dembabafoot: Hard training session with my boys gilles ekoto and @YCabayeofficiel up in the air, getting myself fit 😉 http://t.co/GPl6byCMoE

    What utter sh1te about ba causing a dressing room rift

    @KHeneage: William Vainqueur will not be coming to #NUFC. He has signed a new deal at Standard Liege. @d_demyttenaere with the details.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #70

    @ Saz; a transfer window where we get PEA and Siem de Jong and i think id forgive all that MA has done in the past, providing we dont lose any main players aswell.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #71

    tads

    Ba wasn’t a problem. He just didn’t like the way Pardew had us playing. Who did?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #72

    Zero

    Dortmund are well known for having a history of buying cheap and selling for massive amount’s, it’s how they run the club and the Dortmund fan’s would’t bat an eye at loosing Lewandowski for 40 million and having PEA as his replacement.

    We’ve been kicked in the teeth so many times with Ashley failing to land the players we go after and still they come out with the pathetic ‘We couldn’t get the deal over the line’ BS and I can’t see Kinnear making things any better

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  • sparky55

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #73

    The 5 year plan doesn’t allow for buying £20 million players. If we get say £18 million for Cabaye (then that money buys two players and pays for their wages for the next 3 years.

    If we get say 10 million for Tiote…that’ll buy one good player and wages

    If we get say 15 million for Cisse…that’ll buy two medium priced players and we have a squad 3 players stronger.

    IMO that’s how it’ll work.

    I think Ashley has sanctioned a large lump of money for a very good striker, the rest will be financed by selling the players we bought cheap and now sell for decent money.

    IMO it’s bye bye Cabs, bye bye Tiote and bye bye Cisse and hello 6 players in exchange

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #74

    OhSholaAmeobi
    It was and illustrative point. If we were to sign De Jong he would be add to that list. If we sign PEA, Marv will most likely play AM. Mbiwa and Debuchy can play there as well if we sign another defender.

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #75

    JB, then we have nothing to loose by being optimistic… i personally dont think we will get all or even half the players we really need or deserve…. but im happy thinking hell anything is better than nothing, and if MA fails to invest again i hope we are relegated to force a ground up rebuild…again! only this time do it right. At the end of the day relegation and rebuild is better than sticking our heads in the sand thinking everything is ok whilst continuing to flirt with relegation.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #76

    By all accounts our new Director of Football Mr.s Kinnear is off on holidays with his wife at the end of this week!!!

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  • Zero

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #77

    I thought Joker was currently on Holiday? and due to come back when the TW opens along with having a meeting with Pards?

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  • sparky55

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #78

    Rotonda…you’re right about Ba and that’s why IMO cisse and cabs are also pissed off and want to leave

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #79

    Saz

    To be fair centre mid isn’t a problem position, just Perch has done well there and isn’t the best player to sell for a profit.
    Well we’ve lost Simpson, Raylor’s practically out for the season and Tavernier isn’t good enough. Either Dummett’s gonna get a chance or we buy a young defender.
    Winger/Forward like Auba is essential but it’s looking less and less likely we’ll get a £12-15m quality one.

    Selling Williamson/Gosling/Obertan for 5m and bringing in Zouma, Aubameyang and a winger like Biabany would set us back 25m, which is easily recoverable with a good table finish, a cup run and TV fees.

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  • gazzaforever

    Jul 1, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #80

    We shoud try Thauvin , from Lilles. He just signed therebut the club needs cash urgently. Alessandrini is great too. And Remy.

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