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Report – Newcastle To Go After Premier League Midfielder


The Sun’s Alan Nixon has an article that Steve Bruce is planning to strengthen Newcastle’s midfield with a bid for Everton’s James McCarthy.

McCarthy was linked to Newcastle along with teammate Yannick Bolasie a couple of weeks ago.

In fact, James had been deemed a constant target when Rafa Benitez was at the helm but was always priced out of a move to Newcastle.

James McCarthy– long-term target now available

Nixon says that Steve Bruce and Newcastle are plotting a £5m move for the Republic of Ireland international. McCarthy, however, is 28-years-old and has a history of injuries.

While £5m would be a good deal for a Premier League experienced midfielder, Mike Ashley seems unwilling to sanction a few extra million to get top target Allan Saint-Maximin over the line. So we’ll remain skeptical on this link until we see that a bid is made.

We do have a good core in midfield at the moment with Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Ki Sung-yueng, and Jonjo Shelvey but really should be adding another body for depth.

They are a couple of injuries away from being short. Both Sean Longstaff and Jonjo Shelvey had major injuries last year. There is always Jack Colback who we suppose could do a job as cover.

In retrospect, it seems a poor decision to have let Mohamed Diame go. He’s worked with Steve Bruce at Hull City and has loads of experience. He would be a better option than Colback.

So maybe McCarthy has been identified as a good replacement for Diame. Though we do think if Newcastle bring in another midfielder it will likely be one quite a few years younger.


169 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #81

    For old arsr

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #82

    Hatem, if we get those two we cud be ok? Rafa was brill with injuries though so not sure how that will go with SB.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #83

    Wasn’t me that got nasty Munster.

    1
  • oldarse

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #84

    Munster Mag just got the chess game otta the loft nearly slung it on the floor

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #85

    Tony

    Hiya JIB

    See ya Monday morning

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #86

    If Maximin and Soki are the only other 2 signings to come in then it’s going to be a long hard season ahead.

    Back to the purples policy is it!

    Worked well last time out didn’t it

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #87

    Jeez nobody gave me a heart for my silly ashley chlamydia comment. The blog is more intelligent than normal today. Hiya kba. Or something.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #88

    Frog you haven’t answered the question yet.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #89

    toon22 going to bed early up early, footsy exciting

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #90

    Munster

    The blog needs different views

    What you mean the fans and the PR ?

    😉

    4
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #91

    We don’t need another midfielder. We play 2 in central midfield. We have Hayden, longstaff, shelvey, ki and colback who I’d guess is marginally better than McCarthy these days. Schar and Ritchie could go there if we had 4 injuries. We could do with someone as back up to almiron though. And back up for joelinton. And back up for the wingers we don’t even have yet.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #92

    The cricket and the golf threw off my internal clock so I am awake at 4.30am again.

    Will have a nap a and then the German Grand Prix starts at 8.30 my time.

    Luckily you only have to watch the first 3 laps now to know what the result will be and then can go back to sleep.

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #93

    Munster

    Ive no idea what the question was missed it

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #94

    2 roundabouts to shut down castle grey skull and cause havoc throughout his UK tat shops

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #95

    Fair enough tony but you have a bit of history on the nasties though, to be fair. Not to worry, every day is a new day. I try not to be nasty too but a select two or three usually warrant it, the cnuts 🙂

    3
  • Just a fan

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #96

    Toney
    Well you started off a bit rajjy but there was some good stuff and you seem to have calmed down s bit.
    People on here thinks everybody should hate Ashley or your not a fan.
    Ashley doesn’t anger me like it does others.we have had just as bad in the past.
    Plus some people on here get there rocks off calling people multiples without a shred of evidence.

    8
  • oldarse

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #97

    Can somebody put the world clock top right-hand corner of the blog page set for Chicago, please

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #98

    Are you hoping we lose all our games and get relegated like the Mag contributor.

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #99

    Munster

    Nope

    I want Jabba gone its quite simple

    You defend him by deflecting the blame

    With those “other” views of yours

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #100

    Just a fan i think i was asked if i would do a shit on ashleys grave. We have some legendary geniuses on here you know.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #101

    Not at all Frog. You cannot discern the difference. I want ashley out. He has cost me my son supporting nufc. What are my ‘other views’?

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #102

    Its never Jabbas fault Munster

    Youve spent years blaming anyone but Jabba,did today with Murphy

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #103

    Well at least you want us to stay up Frog. Others were screaming for relegation when SB rocked up. Pure lunacy. Some here evidently have things in common with SAFC.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #104

    Everyone knows Rafa wanted Townsend

    You seem to have forgotten even after being reminded on a regular basis

    Who do you think actually bought Murphy ?

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #105

    Hiya

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #106

    Toon, as new york had showed you, your logic is tenuous at best.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #107

    Just a fan: I cannot figure Ashley out. I have tried.

    He is an riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

    And covered in blubber. So that makes it even harder to figure than what Churchill said about Russia.

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  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #109

    Thinking of some of Rafa’s bloopers signing wise.

    You can see what looks like a worldy , but until
    they are tested in the cauldron of the PL you are
    taking a risk.

    Achraf Lazaar is a current case in point.
    I’m not saying he’s a worldy , but he has recently
    looked like he’s getting his head round English footy
    which was probably helped by his time at SWed.

    Another is Manquillo who got dogs abuse at first
    but is staring to look the biz.

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #110

    Hiya Tony/JIB/JIBS

    See ya Monday

    😉

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #111

    starting even

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #112

    JIB

    Are we to believe Rafa signed anyone ?
    He left due to him not having control over transfers

    But you already know that dont you,its a PR tactic to deflect the blame from Jabba

    Its never Jabbas fault

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #113

    Rafa may have wanted Townsend. He bought Murphy. Poor purchase evidently. It happens, but any manager takes blame for that. Not her though. Who bought Schar and Ki. I presume charnley must get credit for that, by your logic. And please, this isnt pro ashley. You are incapable of separating anything from ashley. A rafa error, small or not, does not mean its all fat boys fault in terms of that error. We all want him out. We all want a proper owner.

    4
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #114

    Hiya Froggy: I just did a Churchill quote so I must be a KBA shill.

    #KBAshill.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #115

    toon22 are you going to be shorting the Sports Direct stocks or buying their puts on Monday?

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #116

    When Jabba de lists SD you think the tax bill liability will vanish ?
    Or all of the other woes he inflicted on himself with all of the businesses he bought ?

    Time is running out for Jabba

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #117

    Great take on the ashLIE “interview” – well, a scripted piece from kba.

    M H-J
    @Hope541

    My take on the MA interview: Rafa was a pain in the ass because he was constantly on my back wanting improvements to facilities new signings and expecting ambition whereas Bruce will take what he is given and will be happy and will leave me in peace oh and he is cheaper #nufc

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  • Just a fan

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #118

    Munster
    Which one was it.Einstein or Newton.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #119

    I explained what these terms mean on the previous thread but you can JIB them if you can’t be bothered to go back.

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #120

    Tony

    Hiya JIB/JIBS/Tony..etc

    See ya Monday morning

    You plan on staying up a full 24/7 ?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    3


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