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New Newcastle Signing Expected Tomorrow

Newcastle are expected to introduce new loan signing Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk tomorrow, as the deal for the Argentine striker has already been agreed, and certainly credit to Newcastle for moving so quickly, and we beat a number of other clubs to the 23 year-old Argentine striker, and Lee Charnley is showing he is more than up to the job as Newcastle’s new Managing Director, and certainly so much better than Joe Kinnear.

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Facundo Ferreyra – to be announced tomorrow?

It will be Newcastle’s seventh signing of the summer, and the striker joins Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat on Tyneside.

But this signing may not be the last one this summer as evidence in the first half yesterday again pointed to a Newcastle weakness in defense, and we still think we need to bring in another center-back in this transfer window.

But Newcastle have done great so far this summer, don’t get us wrong, so we are certainly not grumbling.

We have apparently we have been following the Argentine for over two years now and the season before last Facundo had a great season at Velez Sarsfield, and he scored 17 goals in just 25 appearances, but last season he didn’t see too much playing some at the Ukrainian club.

The Argentine was one of six Shakhtar Donetsk players who wanted to leave the club this summer, because of the fighting going on in the eastern region of Ukraine – and you cannot blame them for that.

And we have already seen the tragic shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane with all 298 people on board killed, and they included dedicated Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney – on their way to support the lads in New Zealand.

And it was only in the last few days that a Dutch led team have been able to get access to the crash site – where some bodies were still lying there after over two weeks – and that’s simply shocking, tragic and disgraceful and we’ll leave it at that.

On a happier note – here are some details on our new signing Facundo Ferreyra:

  • The Argentine striker has 12 appearances and 5 goals for the Argentine U20 side and will give Alan Pardew’s side a much needed goal-scoring threat up front.
  • He was born in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina in 1991 and gets the nickname of Chucky and came through the Youth Academy at his home town club, Club Atletico Banfield or more simply Banfield.
  • Fabricio Coloccini talked to his Argentine compatriot  before the deal,  and persuaded him that a Newcastle move would be best for him.
  • While not a prolific goalscorer, he has scored 37 goals in his 103 first team appearances at three clubs – Banfield (56 app 14 goals), Velez Sarsfield (25 app 17 goals) and Donetsk (22 app 6 goals) – and Ferreyra is still young at just 23 and can improve a lot at Newcastle.
  • Shakhtar paid £7.5M for the 6ft 2ins striker last summer, but he did not play much for the Ukrainian side last season, with only five league starts among his 22 total appearances – and he is available on  a permanent deal at Newcastle for £6.4M.

The 23 year-old now has a great chance to further his career at Newcastle United in the Premier League next season.

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19 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1


    Well sorry to be part of the `some on here` majority but if you cant see that Pardew is advertising that he intends to use the same approach as always, then you are deluding yourselves. I have no doubt the quality of the players will shoveus through the mid table barrier again, but Pardew will always be the guy driving a porsche with the handbrake on. Thats my issue with him, not some meaningless defeat or lacklustre display by fringe players in a nothing tournament, its the intent behindhis playing `style` – heavily dated English clogging game with no urgency in closing down, no quick and decisive passing or use of space, no creativity going forward from midfield, no organisation at the back. Highly inneffective, highly readable and prone to implosion.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    There’s been a lot of name calling on here from certain keyboard warriors, who think if they shout the loudest that makes them right!

    I think we just wanted to see a new dawn with AP’s much vaunted new style, whatever that may be. Does he know himself.

    Everyone knows it was a friendly, but all we saw was a continuation of last season. Exactly the same tactics.

    Basically just hope for something. No method, no imposing ourselves on the opposition and 2 CBs (Pardew favourites) who shouldn’t be here
    and a manager pointing fingers at 2 youngsters.
    Same old, same old.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh, and thatis why all the quality players will pass through us on a regular basis, nufc is like a proving ground, an acid test of resolve, if you can survive a couple of seasons with us, and still look good, you can move onto a better managed side with prospects of competitive football.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4


    I’m going to frame that.

    No sane person could argue with a single word

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers Rotonda, though it pains me to be in this frame of mind about this club. I just wish the jackasses running the show would leave and inflict their amatueurish mismanagement on some other field of enterprise.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    @2 rotonda

    i agree last game it was fairly back to the same apart from we did get numbers in the box when we did attack and there was lots of passing and not long balls which last season we didnt but your right the rest was the same !

    the two previous friendly’s though where much much more improved and not just because of the results it was because of movement and mentality.

    in all fairness ap held his hands up and gave a valid excuse that it was his fault for picking all young lads up front and imo we had a weak backbone with abied in there also so maybe that effected the mentality of the players also.

    we cant lose this one imo i wont believe ashley will keep pards as manager if he’s given him all the tools to do his job if he cant do it but in honesty i hope ap turns it around and we do very well as i never want my team to do bad.

  • scout

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    What did you guys think about the quest picture yesterday? Mine was terrible. Very blurry, poor bandwidth maybe

  • seancavaz

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Does the lad have dual nationality? Because based on this evidence he doesn’t meet the work permit criteria or am I missing something?

  • onepeterb

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Can’t understand the reasoning. If Saylor is so much a favourite why was he left on the bench for most of last season? Still agree that the defence needs major rebuild. My major concern is MYM. Typified yesterday when he turned his back on the guy scoring the third goal and was out of position for the second.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Watch it onepeterb, the MYM hounds will be baying for your blood 🙂

  • seancavaz

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Answered my own question http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/facundo-ferreyra/profil/spieler/93795 lol funny how so many Argentinians carry Italian passports as well

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Scout I have been spoiled by sky and freesat hd so the quest picture will be fuzzyvision anyway, however, its the first thing i thought as they walked onto the pitch, that and the awful awful kit.

  • expatmag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #13


    You missed my point totally. I would also like to see the manager replaced. Since he walked through the door, I have always said he wasnt good enough. The same goes for the owner.

    However the manager is here for the duration as is the owner and Pardew can only play the hand he has been dealt and this pre season, it has been particularly difficult as it would have been for most managers.

    For example

    1….World cup year has impacted on the time he has current players available to him….Krul Sissoko Tiote

    2…World cup has impacted on available time for new players to work with…..Janmaat Cabella

    3…Lack of squad depth and recent reluctance to spend has forced him to bring in untried kids to beef up the squad.

    4….Long term injuries to senior players also gas impacted….Cisse Santon Raylor and possibly De Jong

    5…Lack of success in bringing in first choice players such as Remy Lassogga Lacazette Gomis etc has forced him to get players on his list later and less timr to adapt….eg Riviere

    6…A ridiculously long journey for meaningless friendlies involving 25000 mile flights certainly wont have helped.

    I am not making excuses for him …..just stating the facts and too many on here are using blind hatred for the bloke without considering the mitigating facts he has had to endure over the last few weeks.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Lilongwe…WC players do not need to be away this long unless they are injured or fatigue is a problem.

    We don’t have the luxury teams like Man Utd have; if the coach wants to rebuild alot and try out new stuff, we need our players back and they need to sort out our goal scoring and goal leaking problems before August 3th.

    This look like we are going to start this campaign like we ended it last season.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #15

    Next thread….move along please…

  • same old shit

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Has anyone thought about the fact we are signing players on the cheap, I hear people say good scouting!!! what a load of utter garbage if you go to the pound shop you get the odd bargain and the excuse of one for the future what another load, when was the last time we had a player come through the ranks and do well?? its all a complete con.

  • dannitoon

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Sick to death of fans who base quality on cost…
    There’s loads in prem who cost under 10m and are very very good… Toon alone (ok not all world class)

    Cabaye £4.25m
    debuchy £6m
    HBA £5.75m
    gouffran 900k

    You telling me cheap means crap. ..

    Even ginola was only £2.5m

  • potski

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #18


    Ginola was in a different era. He was bought before Shearer’s world record fee of £15m, and at the time Ginola signed my guess was the record was still under £10m. Other than Ferdinand, he was one of our most expensive signings. He was certainly not “cheap” at the time. None of the squad were, except the players who pre-dated Keegan (Clarke, Howey, Elliott). Keegan didn’t believe in youth or reserve teams. He got John Hall to splash the cash when he wanted a player. Even Beardsley at £1.5m was a lot of money at the time, especially for a 31 year old.

  • Budweizer

    Aug 4, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #19

    I would just like to make a small suggestion to the author. The content and coverage of the website is excellent, but I would try to use the word ‘and’ a bit less as it reads better. Keep up the good work!


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