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Poll – Which Former Premier League Striker Would You Prefer As A Free Agent?



If Newcastle do have to go the free agent route for another striker this summer, there are plenty of options available that have Premier League experience. We have to remember that we are down three forwards this summer in Salomon Rondon, Ayoze Perez, and Joselu.

We have just signed Joelinton from Hoffenhemim who will be our new number nine and we also have Dwight Gayle returning from loan at West Brom.

Transfer target Allan Saint-Maximin, usually deployed as a winger, would also be able to play upfront though I wouldn’t recommend he do it too often.

Newcastle will need to bring in another player who can lead the line this summer.

While all of the free agent strikers have glaring issues, (I mean there is a reason each they are currently available) some of them could do a decent job under the right circumstances.

We have compiled a list of six current free agent strikers who have at one time played in the Premier League. Most of them have played for some of the upper echelon clubs in England. Most have even been linked with Newcastle at one time or another.

All are aged between 28-30 and admittedly have their best years behind them.

However on say a two year contract, which of the following six strikers would you choose as a free agent signing this summer? This is assuming that Newcastle are unable or unwilling to purchase another out and out striker this summer.

We see a few of the choices as probably unrealistic, especially Mario Balotelli. However we feel Andy Carroll, Danny Welbeck, or even Abel Hernandez could be decent options as cover or a late game substitution.

What do you think? If you had to choose, who would you go for from the following six?

Which Former Premier League Striker Would You Prefer As A Free Agent?

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353 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #121

    Woah – somebody’s just mentioned a dog is it a German sausage dog?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #122

    Can everyone just take a chill pill.

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  • count

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #123

    Who gives a sh¡t Tony?

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #124

    Tony, I’ve tried to have conversations with you and with Bills Son. I’m happy to debate stuff with anyone, had some good chats with catchy, some brief chats with Bladey.

    Just because we don’t agree doesn’t mean that I’m trying to shout you down.

    Where I’ve disagreed with you and where I think you’ve lost the blog is your haranguing of Bobby and Dubai Micky. There’s a difference between disagreeing and just going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

    Anyway, you get the point. Just have a chat, maybe crack a gag or think of a different way to get your point across so it’s not so repetitive. I think that was probably the gist of Neil’s message.

    I have said the same to toon22, also – just in case you get the impression I’m singling you out.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #125

    Dear me have a little respect people, Neil did the right thing. If you’ve had a warning via email then heed the warning and show some respect for all parties involved.

    It’s like being in a playground, he did this and so in so said that, tell them off aswell.

    Football matters, I hope joelinton doesn’t buckle under pressure like mitro did, hopefully the goals can be shared around especially almiron stepping up this season as I’m expecting big things from him

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  • oldarse

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #126

    Downtown Chicago Tony bit of kerb-crawling mate.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #127

    FFS Betty: “wrongun’s infiltrating” because someone disagrees with you. Jesus, man. You could cross a c)cker spaniel with a cherry and it would still make more sense than you.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #128

    Tony

    Robleenio is the most annoyingly sensible vanilla poster and it stinks, if you’re implying hes having a go, you’re on the glue

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #129

    I’m apparently a fraud. Eric/Tony has always thought that for the last six weeks. I wish he’d told me sooner.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #130

    I’ve been at the TMG meeting so I’ve missed tonight on the blog.

    If Neil’s had words privately it explains a lot, isn’t that right Bills.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #131

    Count without the O. Not me about you, anyway.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #132

    Rob

    I’m not having a go, I just wish you’d tell people to fcuk off now and again.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #133

    Are we all missing something or has Eric lost his clackers?

    Tony it’s the bit where you baited Mickey and Bobbybee incessantly. You were there weren’t to?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #134

    tsunki: I have read this blog for years and you are the prime instigator of the fight club along with lesh.

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  • kilcline

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #135

    Please don’t ban Bills or baloney, they are comic value, I’ve laughed out loud reading these pages tonight.

    Carroll will come home but hopefully on a low salary with pay as play bonuses

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #136

    …weren’t you…

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #137

    Baloney without the Tony

    You must have a really exciting life in Chicago.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #138

    OP, thanks (I think)
    😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #139

    Tony you mean I’m no simpering pushover, don’t you?

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #140

    @133 classy as ever.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #141

    Tsunki: you can call me Eric if you want. Or Tony. They were both names that just came into my head and I wanted to keep straight what I had said on one blog or the other – so I picked different names.

    Pretty simple really.

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  • magscar

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #142

    It has been a long held view of mine on here that the Blog was colonised by a number of initially unconnected posters of similar mind but with a relatively narrow view of things NUFC . In later times some have contacted each other by email (innocent reasons ) or met up and whilst I have no objection to that it does tend to reinforce their tendency to back each other up against certain posters.

    Their narrow viewpoint inevitably leads to clashes with new posters not looking to cause trouble but simply to have a genuine say on an NUFC blog (as Ed and Neil declare they want) but which is outside the limits of Blog accepted understanding.

    It becomes an unwelcome task of swimming against the tide whilst being heckled by others just because you don’t pepper posts with invective often foul mouthed against Ashley. It is not unusual to be cast as an Ashley apologist,WUM,Shill,Mackem etc for daring to step outside the narrow confine of the Blog populist view.

    Holding a different view becomes the equivalent on here of running the gauntlet and that is surely unwelcome. The addition of hearts has brought about horde approval of attacks on others

    The other trend is to accuse others of being multiples simply for backing up or reflecting similar viewpoints of another poster. Post are peppered with claims of this and as it not dealt with gains traction.p and becomes fact.

    Some years ago I was accused of being a multiple of a particular poster on here and despite requests to others to back me in having the claim retracted by poster no one would (mates of his) nor did he retract until I threatened to go to Ed. No apology was ever made. I know others were accused later and it still goes on. Suspicions grow all the time.

    I know the “hard lads ” on here don’t think that it is the done thing grassing someone but all you have on here in my view is your good name in form of your poster tag and it isn’t something I want tainted for years after by deliberate and inaccurate linking to another poster then reviled on here .

    I think a can of worms may have been unwittingly opened, fortunately by Neil not Ed who is more able to handle it

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #143

    Yep, I voted for Carroll. If we can wheel him out for 15 minutes every 4th game, on some kind of pay as you play deal then he’ll be a potent weapon.

    Of course, some say he’s a potent weapon whether he plays or not. Not sure quite what they mean….

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #144

    Rob

    I love you, I’m pissed, I was just trying to point out you’re the least aggressive poster on the blog.

    I found it amusing you wa being called out for shouting someone down.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #145

    SEE Belch is back soon f78cked off when the balloon went off

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #146

    OP @139: that’s funny. All I expect of you.

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  • one fine day

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #147

    op.
    optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #71
    Just on my way home from TMG meeting and it was great to meet JFA and Genj in person.

    Two decent honest genuine guys.

    Look foward to a few more pints together

    Ashley out

    Good to know your on board and well done lads in getting involved ,genjikai has my email and i know how passionate he is on this .
    wish i was home at times like these but will also be offering getting in touch to offer any support i can ,all be it from a distance.
    Keep me updated on whats planned

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #148

    If I wanted to hide my identity, I would switch my avatar to a grey one like Jib does to pretend he is not Jane.

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  • kilcline

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #149

    If Carroll plays 10 games he scores 5/6

    If Welbeck plays 10 games he scores 2

    Most of that list will go China or equivalent for one last pay day

    They are lower than a snakes belly or baloney

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #150

    Abe: you can be quite funny sometimes. That made me spit out my martini and double whiskey.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #151

    More baloney, but not from Tony.

    It’s funny how a tiny minorities comments can be used to beat the blog or the rest of the fan base.

    Yet one persons nasty comments need perspective.

    As I said earlier your perspective depends on how much you read the blog.

    if you turn up for 2 days a year, you will not like a lot of the people if you read all the comments you understand where they come from.

    In English funk of day trippers and fantasists.

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  • magscar

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #152

    OP

    Not for the first time I called out Tony (today on Bobby) and agree is disruptive and repetitive. I can see that you and he have been having a running battle which I haven’t followed as it seemed a bit of t it for tat and you can look after yourself in rucks on here and have plenty of mates to back you up.

    I know it’s not a common my held view but I do find others on here just as disruptive but nothing happens and they even get regular applause. There isn’t evenhandedness on here.

    Btw good on you Jail and Genk for attending meeting of TMG. You might be surprised at how many other decent folk there are on here if you were to meet us all in the flesh 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #153

    Tony

    Cry me a river

    I’ve a fake ten pound note that’s more credible than you.

    The closest you’ve been to Chicago is watching Kevin Costner in the Untouchables

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #154

    Well, at least OP actually met up this time…

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #155

    How was the meeting mate? BoycottArsenal plans discussed?

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #156

    Ahhh, love you too OP.

    Keep up the fight, mate – I’ll be the one in the back saying ‘can’t we all just be friends?’

    😉

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #157

    OP

    Might be driving up to attend but depends on work. You up for another meet if I make it?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #158

    So, I am being moderated by Neil now when the man with a b#llend on his avatar is accusing me of curb crawling and offering KY jelly.

    Double standards Neil.

    Or are you just agreeing that Abe is Abe and needs nursey to take care of him?

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #159

    Just got home, very good to meet in person two very passionate toon fans willing to get off their arse’s and do something. We need some money off you bloggers, can you all spare a pound a month for stickers, banners etc, it’s not much to ask but we need funding’!

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #160

    #129 and 130 if you want to have a look Neil.

    Hashtag:

    Double Standards.

    Hashtag:

    moreboublestandards.

    For Bobbybee who has been a windup on here from the start.

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