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Report – Dutch Giants To Spoil Reunion With Local Lad

Last week it was reported that Lewis Gibson was keen on a return to Newcastle after fleeing for Everton two years ago. The latest report came a few weeks after an earlier one claimed Newcastle were going to pursue their former top Academy product.

Lewis Gibson left for Everton in the summer of 2017 for first-team football but has yet to make a first-team appearance at Goodison Park. The initial deal he signed at the time is due to runs it’s course next summer.

It’s unclear if Newcastle will make a run at the 19-year-old center-back this winter or wait to get him on a free in the summer. However, they may want to make their move this winter if the latest news is accurate.

90min is reporting that Dutch clubs Ajax and PSV are in the lead to capture Lewis’s signature.

Lewis Gibson is represented by SEG Sports Entertainment Group, which is based in Amsterdam. This group’s ties to the Netherlands have reportedly given the Eredivisie giants an inside track to Gibson’s signature.

Lending some credence to this report is that SEG represent PSV’s Academy manager Ernest Faber as well as Ajax manager Erik ten Hag. They also represent 3 players from Ajax and 4 from PSV.

However, Newcastle is not to be outdone as some current clients have Newcastle ties as well. Midfielder Dan Barlaser, who is on loan at Rotherham, as well as FC Twente forward Haris Vuckic, himself a Newcastle Academy product, are both represented by SEG.

We really hope that Newcastle can bring Lewis Gibson back to the club either this January or in the summer. While it’s far from certain that he is Premier League quality, we still would like to see him get the chance to prove it at his hometown club.

42 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Oct 22, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #1


  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2019 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Big Archie

    From Monday morning …

    You posted what was meant to be an apology of the relationship between Ashley and the fans as being one of the boyfriend being unable to do anything that would meet with his girlfriend’s approval. The inference was that no matter what Ashley did or said was treated with contempt, implying one party was as bad as the other.

    Might I suggest that had you cast Ashley as the man who’d given his partner so much hope only to treat her heroes with contempt, lie to her yet say he’d made mistakes only to repeat them, and continue to repeat them to the point where she would no longer trust her one time hero.

    Looking at the irreparably damaged relationship as resembling the Ashley-fan relationship, don’t you think it’s understandable that the fans have no faith in Ashley?

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 22, 2019 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh how things have changed, 3 years ago in the Independent.


    “How Rafa reconnected The Toon to the City”

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s probably no coincidence that Ronald Koeman was the
    boss at Everton when Lewis signed and he has previously
    managed both Ajax and PSV.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Wolves travel to Slovakia to play Slovan Bratislava
    on Thursday.
    They are another team like Burnley last season and
    ourselves , to feel the burden of Europa League fixtures
    pressurising PL form.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #7

    We’ll need to be on our mettle on Sunday
    Wolves last away PL game was a 0 – 2
    victory vs current champions Man City.
    Adama Traoré ran riot on their right wing
    scoring both their goals.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #8

    The saddest part of that post yesterday for me was the amount of people that agreed with the fans of the club being compared to a whining “bitch” who no matter what the owner done it wasn’t good enough. Big Archie, being pro Ashley is more than entitled to his views, but for posters claiming they want Ashley out to then compliment such a one sided defence of the situation here makes me think that the hearts came from men bitter that their ex wives left them and they believe it was 95% the whining bitches fault.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Jamaal Lascelles in an interview with Lee Ryder
    insists that there is enough heart and character at Newcastle United to stay out of trouble in the Premier League this season.

    “We’ve had a really tough start to the season, Man United, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal in our opening nine games.
    When you consider we have eight points out of that , it’s positive.
    We have been in a lot worse positions.
    I am just pleased with our performances at the minute and I know we can build on this.”

    Talk of a crisis behind the scenes after the 5-0 hammering against Leicester City quickly emerged a few weeks ago, but Lascelles reflected:
    “We don’t look too much into what is said in the media.
    We just concentrate on the team.
    We do have a lot of character and heart in this team.
    We played Leicester and lost 5-0 but bounced back a week later and beat Man United at home.
    That shows what character we have got here.”

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #11

    SD is really in the clarts

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #12

    I bet he doesnt lower the rents to hrlp out the retailers

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Let’s hope it’s another blunder when he places all his tat in one tacky spot, all those that didn’t realise he owned Flannels etc will now know exactly what tat he is responsible for.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #14

    I think he’ll be the only retailer with Evan’s, Flannels etc

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #15

    It doesn’t look tacky to be fair.
    Hertfordshire CC have big plans for Cheshunt
    Ashley has clearly had the whisper.

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Anyone seen the states for last nights U23 game?

    Pretty much the exact opposite to the first team.

    Scum first (obviously)

    On Target……………..0—–6
    Possession %age..35—–65


  • Mindshaft

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #17

    I’d say Ashley is more like an abusive boyfriend who keeps promising to change his ways , the fans are the girlfriend who believes him and stays to getting beaten up every six months in the hope it’ll work out – you know who you are

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #18

    Jail @8 – I think a cursory read of Archie’s post then it seemed quite a good analogy but it is only when you looked at it more carefully then it wasn’t so good for the reasons you have highlighted. I’d like to give people the benefit of the doubt that liked it that they didn’t think about too deeply!

    Also my auto-substitutions gave me a boost this week – we’re neck & neck 4.5 : 4.5 :mrgreen:

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Aye, I’ve got progressively worse, so much for my bloody spreadsheets which have now been consigned to the bin. That 0.1M that cost me bringing in Abtraham is looking very expensive now.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #20

    I’d like to give people the benefit of the doubt that liked it that they didn’t think about too deeply!

    Nicely condescending

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Oh and martoon,
    Everyone bar IrishRob who obviously read it a few times and still said it was better than anything I’d wrote.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Been catching up on the blog and see that myth of us being ‘a selling club at the drop of a hat’ nonsense being repeated again ie., one decent bid for Schar and he’s off.

    If that’s the case how come he wasn’t offered in the summer?

    How come Dubravka wasn’t offered?

    How come Longstaff wasn’t sold to Man U for £25M?

    How is Lascelles still here?

    I’ve said it before, we are no more a selling club than any other club in the world outside of the elite.

    There is plenty to knock Ashley about but this persistent myth that he can’t wait to trouser a profit is nonsense.

    All of the good players that we’ve sold when we were in the Prem ie., Milner, Given, Cabaye, Debuchy, Ba, Enrique, were all desperate to get away and the likes of Bassong, Wini, Sissoko, Townsend, Jamnat wanted away after we got relegated.

    There isn’t ONE good player that I can think of recently that we’ve sold purely because we could turn a profit.

    Whether the money from previous sales has been invested is another matter.

    But we are not a drop of the hat selling club.

    Far from it.

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib @20 – Not at all condescending – I was just basing it on what I do which is scan through posts and and some of them I will like – I don’t then go back and deeply analyse posts I have liked and often the bus has moved by then anyway. Of course ‘if the cap fits then wear it’ comes to mind!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Bills Son Is Back,
    And there is a very good reason all those players wanted away.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #25

    Your cap of superior condescension fit all twenty bloggers
    who hearted Big Archies’s post

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #26

    Jib @25 – If that’s what you want to think then I’ll not lose any sleep over it but I think most people reading that will get the point that I was making was that people who liked Archie’s post were not supporting abusive relationships!

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #27

    The abusive relationships slant went straight over my head
    Silly me
    I was reading the wrong Jail post

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Anyway to football.
    I see Wolves are away in Bratislava, Slovakia on Thursday evening which can only help us – I haven’t really looked at stats but hopefully they’ve suffered in games afterwards?

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Jib @27 – Cheers – no worries – you’re the man for my question @28 – what are their stats like after EL games?

  • Mag52

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #30

    Ashley always portrays himself as the misunderstood, injured party, who can’t understand why people don’t appreciate what a reasonable guy he really is. Whether he’s answering questions about SD to parliamentarians or speaking about his running of NUFC., he comes out with the same old bullsh!t.
    He must imagine his audience is still taken in by this.

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #31

    After Braga at home they drew away at CP
    After Torino at home they lost away to Everton
    After Torino away they drew at home to Burnley
    After Pyunik at home they drew with Man U at home
    After Pyunik away they drew away at Leicester

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Big Archie and IrishRob clearly are!

  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #33

    He was quite contrite when hauled in front of Parliament
    (it may have been an act – who knows?) and pledged to
    change working practices at Shirebrook – which has happened.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #34


    Nufc-83; I know what your saying, but personally I think there is amply creativity on the pitch, what we need is a plan. This is cracking group of players that are being wasted due to a manager with no imagination. He may have said he was going back to Rafa’s tactics, but there lies the issue… You can’t copy Rafa’s tactics and think its just drag and drop. A- Its disrespectful to Rafa, to think the job he did was that simple. B – If it were that easy everyone would copy Klopp/Pep to the letter. Rafa’s teams negative or not, had a plan/route to goal. He understood the system he was implementing as it was his system. This isn’t Bruce’s system, so he doesn’t have clue where the routes to goal come from, anyone can set a team up to stand in kumbaya fashion holding hands.

    Superb post.

  • martoon

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #35

    Jib @31 – That’s actually better than I imagined – lost once and the rest draws. Let’s hope their flight home is delayed 😉

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #36

    Jail, Mindshaft, Martoon

    I read that post of Big Archie’s yesterday morning, read it again and wondered why so many agreed with the analogy that the fans were ‘whiners’ and as responsible for the toxic Ashley-fans relationship as Ashley is. To coin a phrase, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, so many posters relating to it and it was bugging me all day, hence this mornings comment.

  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Even if players weren’t sold directly for profit (which they were) then they wanted away because of the lack of ambition at the club, which equally lies at Ashley’s feet. It doesn’t matter when they were sold, fact is we have sold all our best players over the years.

  • toon22

    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #38


    Any sign of that auditor yet?

    How many hearts do you think we’re alts of JIB ?


  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #39

    Probably the best central midfielder we’ve had for years
    was Yohan Cabaye – he was adored by fans.
    Didier Deschamps convinced him the only way to get into
    France’s WC squad was to play in France – he jumped ship
    for PSG who hardly played him.
    Absolutely nothing to do with Ashley

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #40


    Ashley contrite in from of the Parliamentary committee? So taken aback by the accusations that he changed working practices at SD? What bullchit – he made the changes only because he and his management had been caught!

    If, as the tw@t claimed, he was shocked, then it shows he cared less about people than he does money. Sorry to do your hero down, but a good owner takes the interest, time and trouble to ensure working conditions are good – it’s called caring capitalism.


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