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Newcastle Linked With Championship Striker Thriving Under Former Magpie

There is a report in talkSPORT that Newcastle, Leicester City, and Fulham are looking at Charlton striker Macauley Bonne.

Bonne just joined former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer’s side this summer from Leyton Orient in a £200k move. He’s scored 6 goals in 14 Championship appearances for the newly promoted Addicks who lie 17th in the table.

The 24-year-old scored 45 goals in 91 appearances for Leyton Orient in the National League, which is just the fifth-highest league in England.

The 5’11” striker came through the Colchester Academy where he played with former Magpie Darren Ambrose, who also played for Charlton after he left Tyneside.

Lee Bowyer brought Bonne in as a fourth-choice striker this summer. After a couple of injuries to Lyle Taylor and Tomer Hemed, Bonne got his chance against Leeds in mid-September. He scored his first goal in that game and then went on to score in four of the next five.

Bonne was born in Ipswich to Zimbabwean parents and has 2 international caps for Zimbabwe. He has a contract with Charlton until 2022.

We don’t see much in this one, to be honest. Last season, the player was plying his trade in the National League. While he’s jumped up 3 divisions and is holding his own, the Premier League is a whole other level.

The report says that Newcastle are leading the race due to our lack of a goal scoring threat up front. It’s interesting that Leicester City are linked as well.

Newcastle may be scouting the player to see how he fares for the entire season, but we don’t think he is a serious target in January.

10 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1

    With that now 2 or 3 hamstring injuries for ASM already this season, it;s bit worrying he may just become another Atsu whose pace was nobbled by persistent injuries. Ok he’s quicker than Atsu ever was so is starting from a higher bar, but hamstrings are the worst for it and he’s only 22.

    Really needs to learn not to be a crowd pleaser all the time. If he just ran at 80% for that ball he’d have been fine and it would have the same outcome, but he went all out totally unnecessarily because the fans were roaring him on.

  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Just spent some time having a close look at
    Joelinton’s time at Hoffenheim
    He never played as a lone striker always as
    a member of a 2 or 3 man frontline and scored
    against some good Bundesliga sides.
    So to get the best out of him we need to revert
    to a flat back 4

  • NY Mag

    Dec 9, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3


    I can understand where you’re coming from, but I have to respectfully disagree, I want the players to give 100% for the entire time they are on the pitch – be it the 4th or the 94th minute, that’s why the fans were roaring him on.

  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 9, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Wow, the blog has gone into let’s meet up mode, my chubby is bigger than your chubby.

    Get over yourselves, Newcastle United fans wanting to fight each other, if you think the club looks bad, you think the manager looks bad, you think the owners looks bad, well wanting to fight each other makes being a Geordie look bad.

    If there are Mackems on this site they are laughing at this bullshit.

    You don’t have to agree, you don’t have to invite for Xmas dinner, but wanting to meet up is laughable and degrading to this blog and the fans of the Toon Army.

  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    I think we may bring in another young striker this January
    We are also linked with WBA U18 striker Rayhaan Tulloch
    We do have Gayle and Muto to trade

    EGB and NY
    44 and 45

  • martoon

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Hail Wor Ashley @1 – I saw you saying that yesterday – I didn’t understand it then and I still don’t. I want players to try their hardest from the first minute to the last. That injury could have happened at any time during the game – yes it’s a sickener it was in the last few minutes but you where do you draw the line? Stop running at full speed with 10 minutes to go, 5 minutes to go, 1 minute to go – you tell me!

  • NY Mag

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #7


    Already gone beyond my prediction, so I’ll bow out gracefully and admit I’m clueless 🙂

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    i suggested the exact same thing for the same reasons jib. just not sure if its worth changing just for joelinton. carrol upfront joelinton almiron max behind is worth a try. wed probably need to drop shelvey though. and in 3 of the last four seasons we tend to play our best when shelvey plays well. i think bruce is terrified to change anything so i think we will only see changes when the wheels come off or reinforcements come in.

    i feel sorry for joelinton. but he was never in a million years a 35m player. i just hope ashley paid 20m out his own pocket as he offered to benitez.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #9

    NY MAg

    Giving 100% doesn’t mean running full pelt in the 94th minute for a nothing ball. By your definition they would all be running at full speed at all times and nothing less would be ‘giving 100%’. Running at a decent pace would have had the same effect on play and no injury – it was daft on his part.

    That was the fastest he’s run since he’s been here, he maxed out and it was needless, brought on by an adrenaline rush from the crowds roar 170mins into play time in his last 70 hours when he was already carrying a niggle.

    Anybody that disagrees simply knows nothing about physiology and is probably a couch potato. No doubt ASM will be looking back on it similarly and kicking himself. At least if he learns lessons he will be.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #10


    You simply don’t understand fatigue and physiology.


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