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Report – Newcastle After Top Right-Back

There is a report in the Daily Mail that Newcastle are interested in an ambitious move for Mario Fernandes of CSKA Moscow.

Mario Fernandes– Russia’s Brazilian right-back

This is a world class player who starred for the hosts in 2018 World Cup. He undoubtedly would be an impact signing at Newcastle but glaring factors make this link a little suspect.

Mario Fernandes is a Russian international who also has one cap for Brazil. He was granted Russian citizenship in June 2016 and has since been capped 16 times for them.

Fernandes has been at CSKA Moscow since a £9.45 move from Brazilian club Gremio in the summer of 2012 and has gone on to make 235 appearances for the club.

The attacking full-back would be an instant upgrade for Newcastle on the right. He can play further forward as a winger but is primarily deployed as a full-back. His attacking ability is very much an integral part of his game as he has averaged 4 goals and 6 assists over the past four seasons.

There are, however, two proverbial “elephants in the room” with this report. Fernandes will be 29 in September and will cost a reported £26.5M.

It is extremely unlikely that Ashley would sanction a move of this sort. The player is just too old and costs too much money.

Fernandes is under contract until 2022 and Atletico Madrid are heavily linked with him.

While this would be an excellent signing for a club striving to break into the top eight next season, we just can’t see this one happening.

46 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #1

    The way things are going there’s more chance of Brighton sacking their new manager and hiring another manager in the time it takes to sign Rafa up.

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #2


    Your all heart.

    Although it seems incredible to you what I reported this evening was 100% true ,I was asked the question about 2 months into the Kenyon interest, It’s all correct and happened.

    I knew at that point because of the question that Ash was still looking for a buyer.

    If you knew who asked me you would understand .

    Now anymore nonsensical patter from you and I will engage with you night and day ..ps ..you won’t like it .

    You have been making derogatory comments so you will be answered in kind .

    Fair enough ?

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #3

    I know there’s not much to talk about regarding Newcastle especially since everything is pretty much hinging on these contract talks. But please, no need to start up these takeover rumours again.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Haha didn’t realise you posted online. I thought I was alone!

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #5


    It was too difficult to tell of at that time. .. I never betray a confidence .

    Wanted to .

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Do you remember my little blog bet with you online?

    I said when takeover rumours were quite rife, that if we got taken over before the last game of the season I’d change my name on here to online’s b1tch.

    As you can see, ronaldo still representing!


  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m willing to offer the same deal but before the first match of the season?

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #8


    The night shift is just starting..you got company ..NY will be along any min .

    Maybe Bill? Maybe Lesh.

    I don’t know of any takeover bids in last 5 months ..not a whisper.

    Amazingly enough for some on this blog, Iv mentioned Newcastle United still up for sale to my Middle east friends. They are fully aware.

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #9

    I’ll take you up on that Ronaldo but only if I hear anything concrete..

    I think a lot of people were used in the last episode of the for sale saga ..I knew Kenyon was used to flush out a buyer ..but only at a late stage .

    Ask yerself ..Where is Kenyon ? No statement as any statement from him will tell you that the Ash camp was up to its tricks once again.. they are without doubt toying with us and playing games.

    Read that above Toon 22 .

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyway Ronaldo

    Beware the downturned Mouth Gang .

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah just let me know if you want the little deal as I think this time, if I’m correct then you should change your name on here to cwarro9 😀
    Only if you’re up for it and feeling confident.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Only be a seasonal name change blog bet.

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #13

    I’ll only bet on a sure number Ronaldo.

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Who was cwarro9 ..I recalL seeing that name ..

    You think it was me ..? Na .

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #15

    That’s not a bet then lol. If you trust what you hear from others to post it on the blog, you should back it. I don’t know for sure and don’t hear nothing, just my own conclusions.

    Cwarro9 lol. No don’t think it was you. He was like the first ITK guy on twitter, most people thought he was just some random school kid. Whoever he was, he left gap that no one man can fill, soccer sauce tried but fell, as have many others. 😀

  • Online Guy

    May 24, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Aye not a bet …reason is If a sale falls at the last hurdle or Ash changes his mind (Amanda ) or moves the goalposts on the price then nothing is for certain ..One can report on here in good faith and try and give the lads some hope but if it goes tits up your left with the flack.. happens.

    I’m the type that likes to keep the excitement and the hope going so will report on anything I’m told ..usually with a proviso of ” Don’t shoot the messenger ” .

    Never works.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah because many people do believe it’s all rubbish as we’ve had 12 years of him. Just some people believe it in hope more than anything. That’s my opinion. If people genuinely believe it then I’d be worried for them but also have some magic beans to sell.

    I’ve mentioned to you once, it’s how you sometimes come across when you start talking about it all. When it’s all cryptic, not willing to say exactly what you want to protect someone or W whoever but drop clues like you call it. Then when someone comes to a point of what it could be you then confirm it when you could have just said it straight from the off and moved on.

    But yeah, since the staveley affair, any sale talk is just pure crap to me. Like the purest form you can find.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Don’t take that as a personal shot, just how it comes across at times.

    Bambams often posts snippets here and there but doesn’t come across baiting for want of a better word. I don’t think he gets a lot of stick but I may be corrected on that.

    Gets some stick though but that’s a given what with social media, blogs etc. I enjoy giving it my self. 🙂

  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Who bought us last time ?
    Or the time before?
    Or the 5 times before that ?

    But this time…..honest

  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Just ever so happens to coincide with them shafting Rafa

    Funny that

  • Novocastrian66

    May 24, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #21

    OLG; I can never make head nor tail of your posts. I know they are written in English but they may as well be in double Dutch. Clear and concise they most certainly are not.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 24, 2019 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #22

    I did like last week I think it was, the post by online guy of the thread from like 10 years ago. Basically we were going to get bought by the mega rich Anil Ambani. Comments by different posters but similar in content to nowadays when we are linked.

    Pretty soon we’ll be struggling to name any rich folk not linked to buying us.

  • RonVanDam

    May 24, 2019 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #23

    If MA ever wants to copy the blueprint of Spurs than this transfer window becomes very important and the vision that Rafa is currently presenting to him regarding the Academy and upgrade of facilities. This window should be focussed on building a top 8 side and adding 1-2 quality players every transfer window thereafter and blooding up and coming talents into the team. This means fielding a mixed team every now and then in League Cup and FA Cups games for team chemistry, player confidence in case a starting 11 player goes down. Some fan’s might not like the idea of a 2nd strength team in Cup games but this is the only way to get the best out of your Academy apart from loan deals and improving your XI rather than fantasying about Liverpools, Soto, Spurs and Man U’s ability to get youth into the first team

    If you refer back to early 2000’s after Bobby Robson’s departure, we became a mid-table team and Tottenham used to be down there with us. Over the years we’ve regressed, bouncing between divisions and avoiding relegation season after season whereas Spurs have progressed to become a top 4 team. Looks to me MA has the vision but Rafa has the imagination to make that vision work

  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #24

    MA has nothing more than money on his mind
    We’re an business he can exploit
    Footballs got nothing to do with it

  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #25

    MA has the vision ?



  • DubaiMicky

    May 24, 2019 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #26

    RonVanDam, great post marra, If only and all that, just shows what could be done if we had an owner with ambition. Crazy thing is, if he’d had gone down the Spurs (the team he supports) route, the Club would be worth £600m+.

    It’s all very sad.

  • NY Mag

    May 24, 2019 at 5:13 AM

    Comment #27


    What you doing working the night shift?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 24, 2019 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Spurs have done great and come good at just the right time when all the money is involved. It’s amazing that they have only won the league twice in their history. Teams like Villa and Everton have far better histories. Spurs got where they were buying young English talent from the championship and selling them on at a profit, now through Pochettino they produce their own. I don’t think Spurs have a better youth system than their rivals, in fact their youth system is worse than many of the other big teams. The difference is Spurs play their young players. Same can be said of Leeds. We probably have a much better system than Leeds and better players, we just rarely play ours.

    If we hadn’t got big injuries in midfield this season, it’s likely Longstaff would have played 1-2 games in the cup and he’d now be available for loan to the championship. When players do hit the jackpot (3-4 injuries in their position) and get a run in the team they then need to be playing at their very best. If Longstaff had an off game on his debut, say he got sent off or scored an own goal then he’d probably never have been played again. I’d love to see us spend money on recruiting youths, even if it is just to loan them out. Chelsea make about £100m a season selling youths they’ve never played, and in most cases never trained or even paid their wages. It’s completely wrong, but if they do it I’d like to see us doing it too. I think buying young championship stars (bowen etc) and foreign youths and loaning them out is the way for us to go. But if Ashley wants out in the next 1-3 years he won’t see the dividends for this type of policy so I can’t see him being interested in long term planning.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 24, 2019 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #29

    NY Mag,
    being the shield that protects the realm of geordies and slaying shills is a 24 hour job.

  • NY Mag

    May 24, 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #30


    Indeed it must be…..he’s a hero to us all 🙂

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 24, 2019 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #31

    If we’d hired the managers and backroom staff Spurs did since Robson, instead of the ones we did, we would be where they are now – or thereabouts. If they’d hired Sounness, Pardew, McClaren, Carver, Kinnear, Wise they’d not be doing so well. Souness alone could destroy any team, even one like Real Madrid. He’s the one manager that inflicted the most damage on us, taking us from top5 to mediocrity while spending an absolute fortune, putting us in debt and putting the old owners under pressure to sell to MA. Robson should have at least been allowed to choose his successor. Anyone but Sounness would have been a good start.

  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #32


  • toon22

    May 24, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #33

    I think dalglish did the most damage,Souness just finished us off
    And yes I work shifts

    It’s never MAs fault

  • NY Mag

    May 24, 2019 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #34

    At Nissan, like all the other Mackems……… 🙂

  • dig-n-dig22

    May 24, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #35


    Would you like to see Sorensen given some game time during the preseason friendlies?

  • Jib

    May 24, 2019 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Rafa has told both Marseilles and Roma that he is staying on Tyneside
    I expect the announcement on Monday

  • NY Mag

    May 24, 2019 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #37


    It’s not wise to make such definitive statements…..you’re inviting ridicule

  • one fine day

    May 24, 2019 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Both were equal in my book….awful
    Never. Forgot seeing asprilla moved on and des Hamilton coming through the door …that signalled the end of the entertainers for me .

  • Jib

    May 24, 2019 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #39

    NY ridicule off who ?
    Someone who’s opinion I value ?
    That person doesn’t exist on this blog

  • Jib

    May 24, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #40

    The frog by slating Dalglish and Souness is admitting Hall/ Shepherds role in our present state


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