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Local Journalist Gives Verdict On Newcastle’s Pursuit Of Forward


There were reports earlier in the week from Brazil, that Newcastle been scouting Vasca da Gama forward Marrony.

He was said to be very highly rated by Newcastle’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson. The reports mentioned that he had signed a new contract in February which had a €35m release fee in it.

A few days later, reports emerged that Vasca da Gama would be willing to sell Marrony for about a third of his reported release clause. The reports also indicated that Newcastle were in possible negotiations to bring the 20-year-old to Newcastle.

None of those reports came from local journalists, however.

Mark Douglas of the Chronicle had the following response when asked about Newcastle’s interest in Vasca Da Gama forward Marrony.


That is pretty blunt from Mark. We suspect that Newcastle have scouted the player but that there are more pressing areas to address in this window than bringing in Marrony.


21 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    No thanks to the likes of Carroll, welbeck, Sturbridge etc even on pay as you play deals. Not only is injury record a problem but the fact they will take a squad place in a 25 man squad. Not worth it imo.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #2

    1st , 2nd and 3rd

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Pre emptive 3rd!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Get French Football News
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  • Jake11

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #5

    OP What kind of tv box have you bought? looking to get one as sick of reloading kodi

    1
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    So we’re going to double our wage cap to buy a serial crock.

    Is that before or after the sale of the club?

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    I think it’s called my tv.

    Have a look on youtube.

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  • Australian Pie

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Any stream for today guys? Is it being filmed?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Ronaldo

    Normal transfer business resumes.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #10

    George Caulkin@GeorgeCaulkin

    That Mike Ashley interview is desperately and depressingly familiar; the self-pitying, the delusion, the contradictions and the inconsistency. It’s always this way. The club says nothing and it’s terrible and then when the owner does speak it’s actually worse.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #11

    George Caulkin@GeorgeCaulkin

    “Every time with Rafa it was impossible – there was always another thing, and the next thing and the next thing.” Yes. Good managers don’t just settle. They push for more. They push for excellence. “I’m not a football expert,” Ashley says. No, but he employed one & now he’s gone.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Jake11 Best fastest most reliable updated regularly NVIDIA

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Bleach

    I’ve sent it again

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  • oldarse

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Also used by gamers very fast mate

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  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Ok had some time to digest and I think my overriding reaction is simply disappointment. It’s just more groundhog day.

    As I said at the time Rafa left it could have been avoided. There must be another way to run the club. To truly allow it to rise to its natural level.

    That level, currently, is not top 4 / 6 Mike has managed that possibility out of the question. I genuinely believe NUFC should be a top 10 club every year with room to challenge all cups.

    Not only that we should be able to share a pitch with the big boys and be able to, at least, attack occasionally.

    We should not be relegation candidates every year playing Russian roulette with nothing more than hope on our side. We must be better than that.

    This is BIG the point, we were better than that when he took over. We challenged on every level. Who gave Mike Ashley the right to take that away?

    I am willing to accept that Mike Ashley got into Newcastle to be a supporter. Not forgetting that his stated aim was to promote Sports Direct. His early behaviour points to that, in with the crowd, wearing the shirt, drinking in the Big Market etc.

    It probably also paints a picture of naivety that seems to be a self acknowledged fault. You cant be the chief and one of the lads; they are mutually exclusive roles.

    I think he probably goes through spells where he enjoys it then spells when he just cant be bothered.

    I also tend to think the books are probably on the level.

    I can also accept that Rafa wanted a pay rise.

    What I cant accept is just how far backwards we have gone under his rule. What really annoyed me the most was him talking about the current commercial revenue of clubs that we were ahead of when he took over. Why has he allowed us to drift? Why are we less attractive than Tottenham? How can they raise such sponsorship sums? How can they be in the Champions League and build a £1 billion pound stadium. How can we raise only £2 million from SD.

    Robleenios questions are my questions I dont need to repeat them. Go find his excellent post.

    Some of Toon22’s questions are my questions. You wont need to look so hard to find them lol.

    We must be able to generate more income but we cant because NUFC is not run purely to benefit NUFC. I simply don’t believe MA when he says it is.

    Is it for sale, I dont think he even knows. That nonsense about BZG, another £10 million? not sure what he was on about, complete gobbledegook!

    I dont understand his point about Joelinton and paying the balance? If Rafa didnt rate him at that level who was pushing the deal? Ashley? Nickson? Charnley? Who is in charge of stuff? It’s a shambles and points to a lack of direction.

    Our stated direction buy young and cheap and sell on doesn’t work! Weve proved it by being relegated twice. This year may be a third?!

    Groundhog day! It doesn’t have to be this way.

    We have gone backwards from Rafa and any attempt to sell Steve Bruce as comparable is nonsense.

    Once again we have the cheapest manager, cheapest CEO……. pay peanuts…….

    He had the Mike?! Boll**ks. If you engaged regularly, which is a premier league requirement, some of the accusations levelled may be explained and resolved. Is it just too much of an effort to talk to your customers?

    Are they just too troublesome? Too opinionated? Or will they call you out and expose your flaws. Will they ask direct, challenging and pertinent questions?

    Easier to simply release a prepared statement via a willing source who wont insist on actually asking journalistic questions.

    There must be better way. I am so frustrated! Sorry it turned into a ramble!

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  • geordietom

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Jake @5…

    i’ve got a Minix box . i put Kodi 18.1 leai on dont have any probs with it …

    i added Slamious build plenty sports . movies . tv ect on it mate…

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  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Jabba actually think people believe that dross
    That’s 8 times he’s sold us now

    The funny thing is he won’t actually have a say in things when we are sold , it will be out of his hands

    Hahahahaha

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  • SA Toon

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #18

    To be clear, I was outraged when I heard that Rafa was leaving and massively disappointed that we clearly weren’t going to be getting a new owner. But here’s my (probably unpopular) view of things: (1) Like him or not, the appointment of SB as coach was massively important to prevent us drifting into oblivion; (2) a number of the players seem to like him as a coach (Shelvey, Hayden – who has apparently decided to stay, Ritchie and probably others I can’t recall); (3) he’s a Geordie and lifelong fan and certainly didn’t take the position for the money; and (4) Ashley’s statement (however disappointing) that he recognizes that he’ll possibly own our club forever is a good thing as it’s likely to (and seems that it already has) changed the momentum – or lack of momentum. I’m not saying I’m happy he’s staying – I’m certainly not – and I’m devastated we don’t have a new ambitious owner, but at least we know where we stand and we can plan the way forward. The players seem up for it and, by the sounds of it, some of our targets sound keen to join. Even Ashley seems to be getting more engaged, having made a rare statement about the club and where it’s going. Let’s see whether he maintains his stated position on Longstaff! Just possibly, things might not be as bad as they seemed a few weeks ago. I, for one, will wait and see how things develop before I write off the season altogether! Sorry, I know there are those who want a complete boycott of the club, but I think we need to give SB and the players a chance.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #19

    SA Toon Disagree mate take the momentum away hard to get back we must break the Camels back.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Rolando you can’t beat me I got 5 in a row, 1st-3rd is getting nearly easy to do now. Next challenge is 6 in a row. Can you beat me??

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Ronaldo rather!

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