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Report – Premier League Club To Win Race For Defensive Midfield Target


Get French Football News is reporting that Norwich City will sign Newcastle target Ibrahim Amadou. Newcastle were linked with a loan move for Amadou in January and that link also resurfaced late last week.

With news yesterday that Newcastle were trying to bring in Thiago Maia from Lille, we’re not sure of how serious their reported interest in Amadou was. The defensive midfielder was unsettled at Sevilla after just joining them last summer.

It does, however, look like Steve Bruce wants to bring in another defensive midfielder with the Brazilian Maia as his number one target. This would most likely be the end of the road for Jack Colback at Newcastle if Bruce is able to bring in Thiago Maia.

We also have to wait to see if Isaac Hayden is still a Newcastle player when the transfer window closes. Steve Bruce has mentioned that he remains positive that Isaac will stay at the club.

There have even been talks of a new contract to be offered to the 24-year-old. This, and the fact, that there have been no reports linking Isaac to other clubs recently have us feeling really positive that he will stay this summer.

It will be both an exciting and apprehensive next few days for Newcastle fans as we hope to bring in some new faces while keeping hold of our top players. We will also have to see which of the current group will make the final cut.

With Newcastle seemingly trying to bring in at least two more players, there is going to have to be a few outgoings to get the squad down to 25 players.

Steve Bruce will have some tough decisions to make over the next few days as he shapes this squad for the coming season.


52 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Never fancied her anyway. Hope Hayden stays, and I hope is form is as good as last season.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll take anyone if it means the end of the road for wearside Jack

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    read this morning that the ginger ninja . may be on his way out of the club Forrest sniffing around …

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Sabaly looks decent.
    Need to ship those players out Brucie

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  • DAVE..TOON..9

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    i agree colback championship player at best

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  • c-dog

    Aug 6, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Amadou would have been the missing link in a defensively minded midfield 3 for the progressive 4-3-3 system

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle fans were sent into somewhat of a frenzy last night as pictures emerged of a mystery man holding up the Newcastle United shirt inside St James’ Park on Monday.

    There’s been a LOT of guessing on social media as to who this player could be, however the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has now revealed that it’s a ‘Under-23 addition’:

    It has been suggested that it could be 20-year-old French centre-back Ludwig Francilette. It is not yet known who it is, but we do know is that this is a U-23 signing – not a senior arrival who’s been brought in on the down low.

    That said, we’ll be hoping we do see one or two first-team arrivals come in over the next 48 hours, with Thursday’s 5pm deadline fast approaching.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    A good summary of our last three years…. well, for most of us on here.
    “” They valued Benítez’s tactical nous, which saw Newcastle return to the Premier League at the first time of asking in 2016-17, before finishing 10th and then 13th with a threadbare squad. “”

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  • c-dog

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Lindisfarne

    Bang on the money

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Nottingham Forest have added eight new players to their ranks this summer and more are expected to arrive before Thursday’s deadline.

    One man who would be welcomed back is Jack Colback.

    The midfielder spent the last season and a half on loan at the City Ground and adhered himself to the club’s supporters.

    Forest may be about to be handed a lifeline when it comes to re-adding Colback to the squad.

    Newcastle boss Steve Bruce admits that he has some tough decisions to make this week when it comes to picking his 25-man squad.

    The defensive midfielder is one player who may well miss the cut, according to Chronicle Live.

    The boss said: “I’ve got to disappoint some players which is the awful side of the job. All of them to a tee have really had a go, but I can only pick 22.”

    Longest serving managers in Premier League history
    Colback faces a fight alongside Henri Saivet, Achraf Lazaar and Jamie Sterry to earn a place in the squad for the season. If he doesn’t make it, a move away from St James’ will almost certainly be on the cards.

    Despite a host of activity already this summer, Forest should definitely pounce if Colback becomes available.

    The 29-year-old wouldn’t come cheap. It has been well reported that he earns £35,000-a-week at St James’ Park (Spotrac). His arrival would flex Forest’s ambition, however.

    (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

    A large number of the players added this summer are unknown quantities in the Championship but Colback represents the tried and tested.

    Having come second in the club’s Player of the Season poll last season, it is fair to say he’d be welcomed back to the club.

    An anxious few days await for Colback as he awaits Bruce’s verdict. If it isn’t good news, however, he’ll certainly be welcomed on Trentside

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Ron,
    Good article that only let down by the writers assumption that we regards Brewcey as one of our own, do we? I certainly don’t, always classed him as an adopted Manc until his jig on our touchline awhile back.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    ”Longest serving managers in Premier League history
    Colback faces a fight alongside Henri Saivet”
    Is that a typo or bad translation, either way I don’t get it.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13

    From twitter
    ”So this new signing is either 28 year old Moussa Marega who would cost £20m+ and has flown to Russia with Porto.

    Or its a 6’4” Guadeloupean U23 CB we’re getting on a free.

    Welcome to #NUFC Ludwig!”

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    jail …

    all i done was cut and paste not my words …

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  • Jib

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Probably Tom’s copy and paste skills

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #16

    yeah yeah blame geordietom everyone else does …

    😀

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Can you go back to it and make a better fist of it geordietom as it’s nonsense.

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  • c-dog

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Colback and Saivet are much the muchness
    Both dreadful

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Recorded as Boycott and Boykett, this is an English and sometimes Irish surname, although the origins are the same. It is a name which has at various times has been very much in the international limelight. Surprisingly perhaps it is locational from either Boycott in Berkshire, or Boycott in Shropshire. According to the Oxford Dictionary of English Place names, both mean ‘Boia’s cot’ with Boia being an Olde English pre 7th century personal endearment name which does mean boy or young man. The surname lived a quiet time for the first five hundred years of its existence, with the earliest recording being possibly that of the William de Boycote of Berkshire in 1278. He was probably the lord of the manor of Boycott. The surname first came to real prominence in the 19th century through the activities of Captain Charles Boycott (1832 – 1897). He was the land agent to the earl of Erne in County Mayo, Ireland, and was ‘socially excommunicated’ for his refusal to bow to the growing power of the Land League in Ireland. He gave his name to the verb ‘to boycott’, a term which it is said, is now used in every European language. So much for fame. The second time the name came to prominence was with the English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott. He was the first English batsman to average over 100 runs per innings in a season of county cricket, and he also scored over one hundred centuries. Since retirement his subsequent personal relationships have however provided even more international headlines than even his illustrious career

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    jail …

    are you real or what ?

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  • posada

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #21

    What on earth is an U23 signing.
    Supermac was 21 years old when I saw him make his home debut against Liverpool.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #22

    Newcastle United manager Joe Harvey signed him for £180,000 in the summer of 1971. He made an immediate impact in scoring a hat-trick on his home debut against Liverpool.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail

    “Good article that only let down by the writers assumption that we regards Brewcey as one of our own…”

    Yes, some of the comments under the article challenge that!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Newcastle United manager Joe Harvey signed him for £180,000 in the summer of 1971. He made an immediate impact in scoring a hat-trick on his home debut against Liverpool. It was in this game that Macdonald earned the nickname Supermac which came from a chant by the Newcastle fans to the tune of Jesus Christ Superstar, being “Supermac, superstar, how many goals have you scored so far?”.[1]

    In his first season Newcastle were bottom of the table on 30 October 1971 after Everton handed them their fifth consecutive defeat of the season. The Everton defeat was also the Newcastle debut of Tony Green. With Green Newcastle then prospered with an unbeaten run of 5 wins and 2 draws to start pulling themselves up the table. They finished the league eleventh with Macdonald scoring 30 goals in 52 games in his first season to be Newcastle’s top scorer in 1972.[6] He top scored again in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. He also won the First Division’s golden boot for that 1975–76 season as well.[7][8][9]

    MacDonald scored a brace eliminating Burnley F.C. in the 1973–74 FA Cup semi finals. In the 1974 FA Cup Final Newcastle lost 3–0 to Liverpool.[10]

    During the TV show Superstars in 1975, Macdonald ran 100m in 10.9 seconds.[11

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    wish he was playing for us now…

    It was the summer of 1971.” Macdonald did not stop scoring in the North East, he was Newcastle’s top scorer every year averaging 28 goals a season. He won the Golden Boot in 1975, 12 months before he signed for Arsenal. It is enough to put him fifth on Newcastle’s all-time list.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Oh dear gawd, geordietom has discovered copy and paste what literary delights we now have to look forward to!

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Exciting times ahead, for one reason or another. 😐

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Ron,
    There’s a few on there that echo my thoughts that he might get away with it this year but even taking out the equation of his managerial ability, once the current squad is inevitably sold and replaced with Nickson’s second and third choices chosen by Chumpley with input from Brewcey then relegation will be within three seasons max

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #29

    Fear not, this genuine Geordie avatar belongs to none other than I, Tsunki!

    Brought to you by “Ban-Multi®” the multiple poster detection engine 🙂

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Was that not Tsunkis new avatar.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #31

    jail …

    give a rest will you you aint funny dont give up your day job …

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #32

    Note to oneself to read comment next time 😮

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #33

    jail …

    dont really give a shit what you say . skip my posts there’s a good boy…

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #34

    Phil McNulty the BBC top sports writer believes Nufc will get relegated and finish 20th.

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  • oldarse

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #35

    Tsunki got to say mate that avatar is very nauseating apart from the face red to a bull comes to mind rather have a photo of thatcher

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #36

    Careful Jail, you’ll end up on a list.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #37

    geordietom,
    To save me having to skip them could you just post them on the previous thread.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #38

    Jail

    I don’t think Bruce will have the tactical nous to get us out of the crap if/when we’re on a losing streak.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #39

    Ingredients- recipe for scones
    350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting.
    ¼ tsp salt.
    1 tsp baking powder. Baking powder. bay-king pow-dah. …
    85g butter. Butter. butt-err. …
    3 tbsp caster sugar.
    175ml milk. Milk. mill-k. …
    1 tsp vanilla extract.
    squeeze lemon juice

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #40

    Ron,
    Talking to mackems about him they say a problem was him being unable to turn things around when the chips were down.

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