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Newcastle Scouts At Porto’s 4-0 Cup Win Where Summer Target Gets Milestone Goal

Newcastle reportedly had scouts at Porto’s 4-0 win over Setubal in the Portuguese cup competition Taca de Portugal.

This is the second time this season Newcastle have scouted a 4-0 Porto win against Setubal. They were reportedly there in August for a league match between the two clubs, which also ended 4-0 to Porto.

The most recent match this Sunday featured an opening goal by former Magpie Chancel Mbemba, who has scored twice in two appearances in the cup competition.

A player linked with Newcastle this past summer, Moussa Marega, was also on target for the hosts as he bagged his 5th goal of the season and his 50th for the club. Marega was reportedly a summer target of both Newcastle and West Ham.

Marega has a release clause of £27m and will turn 29 in April, so he does not fit the profile of an Ashley signing. But what he would bring to Newcastle is precisely what we need. The Malian international is lethal in front of the net.

Here is a collection of some of Marega’s goals for Porto which the club has tweeted in honor of his 50th strike for the club.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 2-0 Defeat At Aston Villa?

  • Martin Dubravka (44%, 322 )
  • A. Saint-Maximin (28%, 203 )
  • Jetro Willems (8%, 55 )
  • Federico Fernandez (4%, 27 )
  • Andy Carroll (3%, 20 )
  • Isaac Hayden (2%, 17 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (2%, 17 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (2%, 15 )
  • Miguel Almiron (2%, 11 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 10 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 9 )
  • Christian Atsu (1%, 9 )
  • Paul Dummett (1%, 8 )
  • Ciaran Clark (1%, 5 )

Total Voters: 728

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23 comments so far

  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s that time of year again
    Where we are linked with everyone
    But won’t sign anyone

    This years sale lie has to be the worst yet

  • NY Mag

    Nov 27, 2019 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #2


    What is the count now?

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #3

    2:22 A. M. and TOOL22 has froze the blog with his Drivel …

  • NY Mag

    Nov 27, 2019 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #4



  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Surely after all the disasters it has caused geordietom’s shite patter can’t have brought down the night shift as well 😮

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #6

    The whole internet broke to bits outside the UK last night then.

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s that time of year again
    Where we are linked with everyone
    But won’t sign anyone

    Aye just like we didn’t sign Miguel Almiron
    last January

    Prat , people look at a post like above and
    realise that everything you say is half-truths
    and lies , you and your ilk are probably the
    main reason Ashley is still here.

  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 27, 2019 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #8

    So some American Co has bought 10% of Citeh for $500,000,000 – they could have bought 100% of us for that!

  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 27, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #9

    The owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City is selling a US$500 million stake to private equity firm Silver Lake, valuing the soccer club’s owner at US$4.8 billion, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the deal.

    Silver Lake is buying over 10% of Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group (CFG), the newspaper reported, adding that an official announcement was expected as early as Wednesday.

    The deal was signed on Saturday by CFG Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Silver Lake managing partner Egon Durban, according to the FT. The report added that Abu Dhabi aims to retain its majority ownership of CFG.

    The U.S. private equity firm aims to hold its stake for about 10 years but could also seek to cash out through an initial public offering or selling to another private investor, FT reported. Silver Lake had also approached other European and English soccer clubs, including London’s Chelsea Football Club.

    The English Premier League champions drew in record revenue of 535.2 million pounds (US$686.66 million) in a fifth consecutive year of profitability in 2018-19, marking their 11th straight year of revenue growth under the ownership of the Abu Dhabi royal family. The club won an unprecedented domestic treble last season.

    (sorry, hit return before I had time to link). https://tinyurl.com/wfxn286

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Egon Durban is a big cheese in Dell Technology as well.
    Wasn’t Michael Dell connected to a Sunlun takeover ?

    Ha ha ha the irony

    Their interest is kick-started by the Mackems and they end
    up taking a percentage of Man City

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #11

    I know how Olympiakos feel , playing a Mourinho side.
    Remember last October at Old Trafford we were cruising
    at 2 – 0 for 70 minutes then BAM!!!!!!!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #12

    From a Villa fan :

    “I wasn’t surprised to see Bruce set up so negatively, triggering my own PTSD of how he used to field the team when he was villa manager. But I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw not a single Newcastle player in our half. You guys have a decent side and more than enough quality to try and take the game to us – if you’re parking the bus against 17th in the table, you know you’ve got problems!”

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #13

    We clearly gave AV too much respect on Monday evening
    playing 5 at the back and inviting the attack
    However I think we have to do the same vs City with a bit
    more in our midfield.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    When you see other teams warm up they go through some quite sophisticated routines. Bruce has us putting crosses over practicising headers, like the kind of thing you’d see on a Sunday morning in the park. Training sessions are apparently largely set piece based without too much imagination and obvious variation like the corner Bournemouth scored against us.

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Incidentally comparing someone’s experience as a dischuffed
    footy supporter to someone with post traumatic stress just shows
    what a bunch of wankers Villa fans really are

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda heights
    It was Steve Harper putting them through those routines

  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Dear me, Gary Rhodes has died! Always thought he was a decent chef, only 59, it’s no age.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t understand why Bruce never got ASM and Almiron to switch wings a lot earlier in games when its not working out?!

    The most dangerous move of the game was when ASM was on the right wing and put a cross in for Atsu who was sneaking in from the other side!

    Knowing Newcastle will probably pull another plucky performance and get a result against City no doubt which will mask our deficiencies for another week….

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19


    Harper perhaps not the dynamic creative cutting edge coaching force I was hoping for then.

    Daniel @Leighty100 Nov 25

    Do feel the Newcastle fans got some decent players in that squad being managed by a dinosaur. That Jonjo Shelvey 40 yard pass was outdated a long long time ago #NewcastleUnited #AstonVilla

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Micky have you ever tried one of his places over there ?

  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Were goona be hammered by city, end of story! Plucky of not!

  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    R.I.P Garry Rhodes, grew up watching him. From the reports it says he died by his beloved wife’s side, sounds very much like it was expected. 4 years ago he sold everything quit the public life and moved to Dubai. Sounds very much like he was battling cancer. They dont want to release a cause of death as of yet, for some reason. Probably privacy.

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail or should i say Walter Mitty ,

    your comments about disasters are getting a bit boring grow up will you ffs …

    then Tsunki the monkey hanger comes in with his remark . another one needs to grow up as soon as i mention TOOL22 his follower’s come on. i’m getting pissed off with this blog if i’am honest people coming on saying their team ( wor team is gonna get beaten ) something i’ve never said or will say in my life why because i’am a geordie and proud of my team , win lose or draw …


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