web analytics





Newcastle Finding It Difficult To Offload This Player


It may be difficult for Newcastle to offload Moroccan International Achraf Lazaar on loan before August 31st.

Achraf Lazaar was sent to Genoa in Italy presumably to sign on loan for the club but it didn’t go well and he had to return home after the two clubs had failed to reach an agreement.

The problem seems to have been Newcastle wanted an obligation to buy in the loan contract and the clubs couldn’t agree on the transfer fee.

Achraf has always had a good attitude and he says if he’s still at Newcastle in September he will work hard to try to get into the team.

But we doubt he will be part of the first team squad under Rafa although he can cover for Paul Dummett of course.

Achraf Lazaar – at Newcastle in training

Lazaar has been speaking to Calciomercato.com about his trip to Italy:

“On Friday morning, Newcastle had authorized me to fly to Italy.” “I just had to sign the contract.”

“Several voices were coming but, in the evening, the two clubs told me correctly that the deal had faded.”

“And now? I hope to regain my space.” “I will work hard to get back to the top and be the protagonist, if not I will look around.”

“Obviously Italy and Serie A always remain in my heart.” “Try again with Genoa in January?”

“Why not? I know Davide Ballardini well (Genoa head coach), he trained me at Palermo.”

“I wish him a great season and maybe in January he was already safe.”

“Things did not go as expected. We did not see the real Lazaar.”

“At Newcastle, I played very little and last year at Benevento we were relegated.”

We still think Newcastle will be able to find a club – probably in Italy – to loan out Lazaar, but maybe not with an obligation to buy but only with an option to buy.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


58 comments so far

  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Cue catchy

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Has he ever had a full game for us, I don’t recall one but then it may have been a forgettable experience!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #3

    I hasten to point out I aint catchy! 🙂

    3
  • A Pain in the Blog

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #4

    lesh #27 last thread

    “it could’ve been any of Ex, Brown or Amber they were brewing”

    I understood that Brown and Amber were exactly the same except that Amber was filtered before bottling. Anyone know if that’s the case?

    By the way, as a kid I hated the sweet, sickly smell from the brewery, which I walked past regularly.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Essex

    You’re very quick, perhaps too quick to deny posting as Catchy? Mmm, fishy (Norway, fish, geddit?).

    Anyway (from previous)…..

    OFD, Charlie

    Oh yes, the smell of brewing could help dope the opposition at SJP but it’d result in snores rather than roars coming from the crowd!

    Now the Gallowgate brewery’s flattened, who’s brewing beer in and around the city these days?

    0
  • one fine day

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    A pain in the blog
    All I know is my old man told me that what ever I did in life never ever start drinking brown lol
    So he must have seen something in the process that scared him lol
    From memory I think mcewans scotch was done there and a few international brews too done under license

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    The Ringtons factory when it was roasting coffee, that’s a smell I miss.

    1
  • one fine day

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #8

    All shifted to the fed site now I believe ?
    Is big head brewery still going?
    Sure we will have a few camra afficianados here?
    Weird thing in Australia you get a few pubs who have brown ale on draught yet I only ever recall it sold in a bottle with a schooner glass

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh, Burton have enjoyed an unprecedented run of success for them. Nigel Clough was appointed manager in 1998 by Ben Robinson and took them from non-League football to the Championship for the first time in their history.

    Robinson is the Chairman and owner and has been involved in the club since the 1980s, so more than half of their existence. He is responsible for their success more than anything.

    That said, I don’t think he’s a rich man and can’t bankroll what is essentially a small club which by rights should never have reached the Champo in the first place. That they did is amazing and is down to him. That they dropped out of it is no surprise, the surprise being that they managed to survive their first season.

    I went to see them a couple of times when I lived down there, there was a lot of excitement about Nigel Clough taking over as manager and he has been brilliant for them. One of those managers who hasn’t been successful anywhere else, like he belongs there.

    If he is getting crap off their fans, he definitely doesn’t deserve it. He is essentially the club and the club are he. In every possible way, he is a massive contrast to our own illustrious chairman.

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #10

    There’s loads of micro breweries in Tyneside
    http://www.cullercoatsbrewery.co.uk/
    https://www.morduebrewery.com/
    http://www.blackstormbrewery.com/

    Probably others too

    1
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    The Club wants to get Lazaar off the payroll and the deal with Genoa collapses because Charnley’s insisted on an obligation to buy clause when it seems an option to buy could’ve worked. So, we could end up with Lazaar back at SJP but nowhere near the first team! We’ll done Lee – or to be fair, it’s probably been Barnes in his ignorance of the football business that’s behind this particular cock-up.

    Did anyone find out whether Barnes’ attachment to SD’s US arm means he continues to balls things up at SJP or has Ashley realised he’s been instrumental in pi$$ing Rafa off and shipped him out as a face saver?

    1
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #12

    OFD

    They tried selling Brown and Amber on tap in the UK for a while – Brown quickly reverted to bottles but on-tap Amber lasted a little longer.

    Brown was and maybe still is very popular among Turkey’s clubbers – presumably not as strong. I came across Brown on tap in the then North British (or could it have been the North Shield?) pub in Istanbul’s Attaturk airport about 15 years ago. And to help identify its Scottishness, it had a big window featuring McEwan’s cavalier type figure.

    1
  • c-dog

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ve had some bad cheap gamble signings under Ashleys stewardship.
    Who’s the worst?

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #14

    RobLeenio @9

    Pleased to hear that Robinson’s an honest broker and has a real connection to the club he owns. Quite a contract twixt him and Ashley who’s interest at SJP seems focused on SD, greed, greed and even more greed.

    Sympathy must go to Robinson who’s genuinely tried whereas Ashley deserves all the abuse he gets

    1
  • G

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Within the city itself, I believe the only active brewery’s are Wylam Brewery (Exibition Park) and Brinkburn (Byker). Asside from them, most of them are further afield. I don’t even think the Fed are doing much these days, and Brown is these days made in Teeside or Leeds (Can’t remember which).

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    lesh, there are always some fans who are not happy, no matter the circumstances. With the advent of social media and mobile phones, it’s too easy for them to lash out now.

    Obviously, there’s a flip side. If you have a genuine grievance, there’s nowhere for the object of that grievance to hide any longer. As Ashley is finding….

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #17

    One fine day

    Yeah I believe that the Fed is still going supplying the working mens clubs, think I’ve got that right.

    And I further believe that they sponsor Dunston FC, feel free anyone to correct me if I’m wrong.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Just read G’s comment so I am probably wrong.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #19

    G

    So it looks as though it’s the Wylam and the Brinkburn breweries we’ll have to rely on to generate the smell that’ll stupify the opposition at SJP? Where’d Mordues go? I remember it didn’t take them long to get a commemorative pint out after that night we’d put five past ManU at SJP

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Miles out apparently, it closed in 2005 and moved to Tadcaster. That seems to me to be as bad as Sunderland moving to St James Park.

    1
  • Mizzentop

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #21

    AncientC – anything but Venezuela !
    Venezuela …….

    Probably the ultimate example of socialist failure. What is shocking is that Corbyn and co queued up to applaud Chavez and Maduro but now that millions are suffering in abject desitution as a result they are nowhere to be seen. We hear lots about the victims of Israel from the left but absolutely nothing about the millions of victims of Chavez and Maduro. Venezuela is a humanitarian disaster but you won’t find anyone of the left who is bothered.
    AncientC’s even had to show an interest in football. But don’t mention Rondon…..

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Should think that there’s a lot of micro- breweries springing up in and around Newcastle, perhaps even in Jesmond Dene using the fragrant water flowing through it.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Lesh aye, wouldn’t you? 🙂

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Essex

    You might be able to provide an update on this?

    https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1605231#/topics/1605231

    Something makes me wonder whether there are enough CIU clubs to support a Federation Brewery? I’d be delighted to hear it’s still.producing decent beer

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #25

    one fine day do you mean the big lamp brewery

    http://biglampbrewers.co.uk/

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #26

    At my school in Dunston where we had the soap works pong from one direction and the gas works in Redheugh from another depending on which way the wind was blowing.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh, Mordue’s still going – on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate where it’s been for years.

    1
  • G

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Aside from the 2 I mentioned earlier, I think the next nearest one is the ‘Big Lamp’ which is Newburn (Lovely pint in the Keelman next door to the brewery by the way). Mordue brewery is North Tyneside, near the Tyne Tunnel if memory serves.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Lesh
    Yeah I had looked at that site but didn’t read it fully, seems it closed in 2010 not 2005 as i first said.

    Looks like it’s going to be turned into a housing estate, sad end to a noble business. 🙁

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Mizzentop

    Could Venezuela’s problems, like Cuba’s and Iran’s among others, have something to do with the crippling sanctions imposed by the US which does have history of destabalising governments it doesn’t like!

    You could research The Sun, Telegraph, Express, Mail etc to get a feel for the reality but then again, you might prefer and need to look elsewhere for a balanced assessment!

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Cullercoats brewery does a few good beers, you see them in loads of pubs at the coast and all over the North East – I think they have them in The County in Gosforth and The Ship in Byker, for two pubs that have been mentioned on here.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Don’t suppose Big Lamp ales are available in my part of the world but I’ll look out for them.

    Might see if they’re available online.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Essex

    Yup, particularly as the Fed Brewery was established as a noble cause too.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #35

    RobLeenio

    Which Ship? There used to be a top Ship and a bottom Ship in the Ouseburn area – has one of them gone?

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #36

    lesh, I’m talking about the one opposite The Cluny, below The Cumberland

    0
  • G

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #37

    EGB, I would recommend the ‘Prince Bishop Ale’ if you can get it.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #38

    A bit of trivia to lighten the day.

    The Ouse in Norfolk has two seals living in it miles from the sea, apparently they wandered upriver and stayed and have been there for many years.

    I imagine that they aint to popular with the local anglers.

    The missus and I had a boat trip and saw them, so it is true.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Chores to do, later.

    And I aint Jesper either!! 🙂

    1
  • rustledust

    Aug 22, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Mizzentop/
    Corbyn, Milne, Abbott, McDonnell and the Guardians Owen Jones were telling us just a few years ago that Chavez had shown us there “is a better way of doing things” and what an inspiration his government was. Now it’s all gone tits up they’ve abandoned Venezuela. Apparently is wasn’t socialism after all.
    This lot will never be trusted with the economy, even against this shambles of a Government.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.