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Report – Rafa Could Soon Turn His Attention To This Right Winger

The Sun are reporting today that Rafa Benitez is trying to bring Andros Townsend back to Newcastle from Crystal Palace.

But if that bid fails, then he will try to sign Aston Villa right winger Albert Adomah.

Rafa also wants Kenedy on loan for the year from Chelsea with an option to buy the player next summer – so it seems the manager does want two new wingers coming in – which could mean Matt Ritchie leaves the club.

The 30-year-old right winger was born in Lambeth in London and joined Aston Villa two years ago after they had been relegated from the Premier League along with Newcastle and Norwich City.

30-year-old Aston Villa right winger Albert Adomah

He joined them after three years at Middlesbrough, so he has played before in the north-east.

Apart from 2016-2017 in the Premier League with Middlesbrough who were relegated that season – he’s played all his football in the lower leagues of England so he could seem an odd choice for Rafa.

The 6ft 1 ins tall player can also play as a striker.

In his two years in the Championship with Villa he’s scored 18 goals and 18 assists in 83 games – so he’s been involved in 36 goals for Villa in 83 games.

He’s played 18 times for Ghana with two goals and made his debut back in September 2011 at Craven Cottage in the 1–0 defeat to Brazil.

And with Villa in financial trouble, we could get him for a bargain buy this summer – if we cannot get Townsend.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think so Edd, There is the bargain basement and then this calibre.30 years of age as well.. Click bait

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2


    I think you may have answered your own question there. Possibly Jib and Ash share many traits and characteristics and are simpatico.

  • murvar

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    And what of Atsu and Murphy? Is he better than them? with Townsend and Kenedy on board plus Ritchie if we don’t sell him we could have a whole team of wingers like we did under ? Charlie Mitten.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Rotonda heights
    Ashley and I are sociopaths
    We are simpatico !!!!

    What !!!

    Ha ha ha

    sometimes you make Mr Tuff look like Stephen Hawking

  • stretchintoon

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    rondon & this fella?? really,is this the best we can come up with….another season,another relegation battle.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Funny that when one story surfaces a counter option appears. Either to confuse the opposition or to bring a sense of reality to Agents and clubs.

    Rafa for Spain v Rafa for a five year contract at NUFC ?

    Townsend in v Adomah in ?

    Meanwhile Townsend’s transfer valuation has miraculously fallen from £20m to £17m maybe £15m

    How about

    Ashley out v Amanda Staveley in ?
    Ok we’ve done that before but maybe could we revisit that

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib #4
    ya swine….screen covered in coffee now

  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda heights

    But the most obvious difference between Ashley and his fan, Jiblets is that of the need for attention. They’re both narcissists but one’s more obvious than the other.

    Jib’ll claim to have feelings and offer to prove it by being poked with a sharp stick!

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    This means EVERYTHING!


    My favourite comment is ‘jumping out from behind the curtain, Ninja style

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    I serve a vital function on this blog
    without me to have a pop at , you and
    a few others would have zilch to say.
    You don’t have a scooby doo about
    footy tactics or club strategies you’ve
    never posted any news or pics about
    NUFC , you’re one trick pony my friend.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Wot no shirts !

    Sports Direct have been granted an interim injunction that could delay Rangers selling the club’s new strips.
    The retail group, owned by Newcastle owner and former Ibrox shareholder Mike Ashley, allege that a deal between the two parties has been breached.
    Ashley and the Rangers chairman Dave King negotiated new terms last June at a cost of £3m to the club.
    That agreement is due to expire and Rangers want to conclude a deal with another retailer.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    The best thing about England’s success
    in Russia is – it really gets up the noses of
    the Celts and Gaels with whom we share
    this island

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Will be interesting come opening day of the Nufc season to see whether the England Spurs lads are greeted with applause or back to business and booed and sworn at. Kane the golden boot hero or Kane who snapped Lejeune? NUFC

  • Graeme

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib – you keep posting mate – the blog would be a far duller place without you.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15


  • TyneMouth

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Some may remember a warning, that I posted a few weeks ago, that the poster known as JIB was not a real person, but was in fact a defensive response programme, infiltrated onto this blog, to defend any negative comment related to M Ashley esq, FCB, slug etc.

    JIB is in fact an acronym for ‘Junk Infected Blogging,’ a spin-off from the Russian/Cambridge Analytical programmes used by the Donald Trump presidential campaign, FIFA world cup draws, Eurovision song contests, and possibly Brexit.

    The programme was bought by Mash Holdings from the profits of a fire sale at a cash strapped football club in Glasgow a few years ago.

    You may have noticed the programme is on standby 24/7, but can be woken by simply posting ‘fat Mike is a really naughty boy’ or ‘get oot of wor club’ see what happens when I post this…

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Tynemouth has sussed me

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #18

    I read the comments about you with interest and you obviously love the attention, that’s not unnatural.
    Could you please explain what part of Ashley’s ownership you support, apart from we haven’t gone bankrupt yet?
    You must have a valid theory that I’ve missed so please share if you would. What IS the case FOR Ashley?

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #19

    If we win the World Cup the Spurs players will probably not even play!

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #20


    “apart from we haven’t gone bankrupt yet?”

    That his entire arguement

  • lochinvar

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Chris Waddle breaks down in tears.
    Alan Shearer sings Lionel Ritchie.
    Gary Lineaker let’s it be known that his middle name is Winston.

    The nation’s gone soft.
    Whaling and knashing of teeth.
    Pissed on lager, I mean lager ?
    Just because and England team won a quarter finals of sone Cup competition.

    Imagine just imagine what would happen of Newcastle got to a Cup Final. Preferably the European Cup Final.

    Then we’d show the world what real men and women do when it’s party time.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #22

    It looks like Croatia have scored a big own goal . Domagoj Vida who scored 2 of Croatia’s goals in the quaters against Russia has posted a video dedicating their victory to Ukraine along with another team mate declaring “Victory to Ukraine” .wouldn’t say that was a wise move.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Mikel Merino is back in his home-town
    Pamplona for the week long San Fermin
    See if you can spot him

  • Tsunki

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Lascelles –

    Would you really class Hazard as a midfielder?

    He plays anywhere in the front 3 berths or behind as a second striker, but mostly plays on the left wing. I personally wouldn’t consider him a midfielder, what makes you think he’s a midfielder?”

    Er..attacking mid? What would you class him as? A regressive striker?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #25

    So Monday we sign Kennedy,Tuesday we sign Townsend, Wednesday we win the semi final,Thursday’s a blur and Friday we wake up to the loan signing of Rashford….If only

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Whaling and knashing of teeth
    is that similar to
    wailing and gnashing ?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle United have made a move for Lille midfielder Thiago Maia.
    Toon boss Rafa Benitez has had a frustrating summer market so far, making just two signings in Ki Sung-yueng and Martin Dubravka.
    However, Le 10 Sport says Newcastle are now moving for their third in Maia.
    Newcastle have asked Lille about taking the Brazilian on-loan for the new season. The offer includes the option to make the transfer permanent next June.
    But Lille have rejected the proposal, informing Newcastle they’ll only do business over a straight sale.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #28


    Jib has been accused of being a sycophantic Ashley yes man or maybe even a paid shill. He prefers to be known as an Affirmative Associate.

  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #29


    You’ve nailed Jib as a bot so perhaps he’d like to change one of his names – to Jibbot perhaps, being there for all to see as a warning to those who might think they’re too clever for their own good.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #30

    where did you get that foto of
    JazzyP Lesh Lindisfarne Rotonda and Ancient ?

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #31

    Only Lesh could get Essex confused with Tynemouth

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib – I do not think it appropriate to make references to likening me with a severley disabled person, now deceased. Just not appropriate thesedays, although for some of equal mentality it probably brightens up their day.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Mr Tuff @32
    That’s pitifully crass even for you
    What’s your solution for the severely
    disabled ?
    Just keep them in a locked room and never
    refer to them ?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Another day and another Jib classic
    We were having a friendly debate on the inner workings of Nufc from what is scripted around the internet, Something you should be quite familiar with your extensive google knowledge.
    I am so glad nothing ever changes with you Jib… Keep up the good work son, The blog appreciates it

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #36

    OK dad

  • lochinvar

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib – well spotted on today’s deliberate mistake.
    But did you manage to spot the other one ?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Glad ya know ya place son

  • cyprus

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #39

    If Kenedy and Traore are both 20+ million, which would YOU choose?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib – eh what the hell are you on about now – solutions for disabled people, what does that mean – locking them up in a room – what how did we arrived there??????

    In all seriousness a good starting point, which you have failed to address over the years on here, is not to make jokes ( or what you think are jokes) about disabled people. It really is not nice or appropriate in todays society.

    You are indeed an ignorant and low class fellow, attracting those of similar standing, or in a vocabulary you would understand “ya shyte and scumbags”.


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