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Newcastle Scouted Swedish International Right-Back Last Night

The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle United scouted two players at Hull City’s friendly against Amiens last night.

The Ligue 1 club defeated Hull City 2-0 and Newcastle scouts were at the game. They were looking at Hull City right-winger Jarrod Bowen who has been linked with a move to Newcastle.

However, the Chronicle are also reporting that they scouted Amien’s Swedish International right-back Emil Krafth who started the game at Hull yesterday.

Emil Krafth is a 24-year-old right-back who has just joined SC Amiens this summer for about €2m. Krafth spent last season on loan with the French club and has just joined permanently from Serie A side Bologna.

Emil Krafth– Newcastle have scouted player

Krafth has made 20 appearances for Sweden and is a defensively minded right-back. He appeared 36 times for Amiens last season with 1 goal and 1 assist.

He joined Bologna in the summer of 2015 from Swedish club Helsingborg but has made only 45 appearances for the Serie A club.

We are not too sure on this link as Amiens has just made the player’s transfer permanent. We also feel like he would not really strengthen the squad at right-back over DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo.

74 comments so far

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #41

    Scott: I just explained why me coming back to write a few posts on here is totally different to Bobbybee joining the boycott crowd. I will say it again though just for you. Bobbybee said going to NUFC games was his life, his love, his everything. This blog means little to me, so my change of mind is very different to Bobbybees.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #42

    The Chronicle@ChronicleNUFC

    “Steve Bruce asks #NUFC fans to judge him on results.”

    Where have we heard that before?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #43

    Once and for all – a link that may let those not in the know – be in the know and that VAT fraud IS IS IS IS being investigated.


  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #44

    If Bruce says judge me on the first 10 games then we will know he is tone deaf. Hopefully, someone will tell him that was the McClaren tagline.

  • scott

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #45

    Tony baloney

    It makes no difference why he changed his mind,he I imagine took on board what other fans on here debated with him & decided to give it a try as is his right yet nobody to my knowledge gave a reason for you to come back so makes you a hypocrite!

    Next you will try to tell me you are currently sitting at home near Chicago???

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #46

    Please mate, just ignore him, he’s winding you up, he’s sniggering at you for replying, if you stop giving him oxygen he’ll choke.

  • geordietom

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #47

    TalkSPORT presenter urges Newcastle fans to forget about Rafa Benitez and ’embrace’ Steve Bruce Chronicle Live16:00

    its gonna take more than 52 thousand to embrace Fatty Bruce…

  • Toonces

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #48

    Strong point from Micheal Chopra on twitter


    Mike ashleys own words in 2008.
    .”Newcastle’s best asset has been, is and always will be the fans.”
    His plan was to exploit you from the start. He bought the club for your loyalty.
    Enough is enough. Make a stand.

  • Toonbean

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #49

    My point about VAT was the advertising not being anything the VAT office would care about. I didnt say they wouldnt be interested in NUFC

  • It's on

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #50

    Toonbeam at 34

    It’s their job.

    They a) want to get as much revenue to pay for NHS, armed services, police, civil service etc etc
    b) uphold the laws of the land

    You don’t need to have signed a VAT return and had a VAT inspection as a company official to understand this concept an HNC in accountancy would do

  • It's on

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #51

    Mr Tuff

    Thanks for the link. Thats the player (historical one) which is still going on.

    Does anyone think that a person running billions of pounds worth of business would risk getting on the wrong side of HMRC with an advertising hoarding VAT scam.

    There will be advantageous arrangements but SD will be accounting for the payments and so will NUFC Ltd or whichever company is responsible for the return

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #52

    From earlier, what new direction were you referring to that we might not know about.

  • Toonbean

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #53

    How would it even be an “advertising hoarding VAT” scam?

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #54

    When did Michael Chopra’s opinion matter? He was a mediocre player for Sunderland and less than mediocre for NUFC. That makes him the oracle now?

  • It's on

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #55

    Mr Tuff at 43. Accountancy Age! Thanks for the link.

    Wow today I read Accountancy Age. Some good first hand reporting on HMRC and their run ins with SD.

    SD price went up 10%+ yesterday. I suspect the actual results out next week will “disappoint the market”.

    Problem is MA (at 2018 YE) was owed £100m by NUFC. If he needs cash and can’t get his £350m he will just call the loan back in (depending on the loan terms). This would mean a cash flow crisis for our club.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #56

    Joelinton was almost foisted on Rafa last season .. then there is the link to the French ball juggling chicken with no head on clown that was mentioned by one news outlet just after Rafa was effectivley sacked by Ashley.

    So anyone can see that Steve Bruce is not picking these players ..JoeLinton talk was rife round about the time Allardyce turned down the Job .

    Is Charnley playing football manager for real ?

    Steve Bruce did not have a choice in signing Joelinton ..does that make his statement that he won’t be a yes man to Mike Ashley null and void ?

    Steve Bruce ..Yes man . Proven from the off.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #57

    Jail, one without Ashley. I still haven’t given up on it completely, though it’s looking like I’m going to be losing my bet at this point.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #58

    Online Guy: but you had it on good authority that Stavely and BZG takeovers were imminent. Why should anyone ever believe anything you ever say when you have been proven wrong so many times in the past?



  • It's on

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #59

    Toonbeam. Just to clarify as you asked the question.

    If NUFC sells the rights to advertise in St James Park for £0 or there is not even a mention of it in the books. HMRC have 19 other companies with advertising being sold in their grounds to compare the real value of the advertising with.

    If the average cost of ground advertising turns out to be £5m per year then HMRC could (and would) argue that NUFC are not declaring £5m of income with a subsequent under reporting of about £1m in VAT. Not declaring VAT is seriously bad and HMRC do take people to court. The link above shows how NUFC and SD are both in the courts with HMRC for this.

    At the end it was HMRC who did for Rangers.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #60

    Tsunki….”Munster what’s sly about posting something on a worldwide blog? I’m pointing out you live to call me a liar baselessly about all sorts but we seem to have to take your word for everything@ .

    I’ll tell you what’s sly Tsunki, you little worm….Sly is trying to re-accuse me for calling someone a nonce when I didnt realise the significance of the word in England. It doesnt mean the same over here , as Irish Rob said.

    I had apologised fully . You know that. But you bring it up again , probably late at night if i’m not wrong , to let it fester , and essentially re-accuse me.

    Another thing that is sly, and a lie, is telling people on this blog, as you did in the last week or so, that I like Mike Ashley. Thats just nasty. We all hate him.

    You will stoop to any new low to try to get one up on me.

    Truly, you are pathetic. Grow the Fk up.

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #61

    If someone had a million pound and told them to spend £1000 a day after 3 years they’d have no money.

    If someone had a billion and spent £1000 a day it would take 2740 years for them to be skint.

    Ashleys a businessman’, guess what, so are the other 19 owners in the league except maybe Citeh.

    I’m skint, I’d love to be as skint as Ashley

  • hibbit

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #62

    # divide and conquer disrupt and destroy

  • Online Guy

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #63

    My Guess is Carr was working away at Ashleys behest lining players up , scouting them, unbeknownst to Rafa and Mike Ashley had no intention of keeping Rafa and was already planning Rafas effective sacking .

    Ashley was planning ahead with the signing of young players with potential and sell on value so back to the original plan of rinsing money out of the club.

    Buy cheap ..sell expensive ..channel the money elsewhere and at the same time the debt, £130 million never gets paid back to him ..strange brew.

    We are being used .

    Might as well rename this Club .

    No ambition at all ..anyone giving Ashley money is a MUG !

    Anyone attending a game is Bieng mugged.

    Why don’t you all suspend your support untill he’s gone ? and keep the Love ?

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #64

    OLG……….. Indeed Joelinton has been scouted and lined up as a target for months now. Any other players that we may sign this window will also have been scouted and scrutinised to the nth degree without any input from dumpling heed. How could the idiot be involved in any of those decisions when he’s only just arrived.

    No way will Ashley sanction signing any player just cos Brucie fancies him , as we all know they all have to meet a strict criteria and even then very few manage to get over the line.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #65

    It is time to stop this boycott rubbish. Rafa was not a God, for us. He had the same budget as Pardew and achieved about the same. Stop the nonsense about goal difference. He took the Chinese lucre and ran, no matter how difficult Fat Mike was to deal with.


  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #66


    He may be allowed to decide between two players that have already been chosen but that’s it.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #67


    At first, I always mistake your avatar picture for an Ultrascan!

  • Online Guy

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #68

    Spot on Betty both posts.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #69

    Hibbit: I am not trying to divide and conquer. It is mostly singing from the same hymn sheet on here and anybody offering a different opinion is shouted down. You are a piece of gum on my shoe.


  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #70


  • Toonces

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #71

    Lind – Haha – not quite – it is “Toonces the cat who could drive a car” from Saturday Night Live fame. If you know of that skit then you know how it always ends 🙂

    Very appropriate to Mike Ashley’s tenure at NUFC – unfortunately.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #72


    it is being organized by a bunch of muppets as proven by the Wolves game last year and the 11th minute “walk-in”. And the 18people that turned up at SD on Northumberland Street.

    I don’t like Mike Ashley but this Rafa was God and boycott stuff is just over the top.


  • count

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #73

    You’re too stupid to divide or conquer a packet of crisps

  • Magnus Pie

    Jul 25, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #74

    Even though myself being swedish:
    This is a quality player for real.



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