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Premier League Clubs Join Race For Newcastle’s Top Target

Jarrod Bowen was up to his old tricks this weekend for Hull City. After failing to score in a 3-1 loss at Barnsley the weekend before, Bowen bagged his fourth brace this season with 2 goals in a win against Stoke City.

That brought Bowen’s season total to 16 in just 21 appearances for the Championship club. Hull City are reluctant to let the soon to be 23-year-old leave this winter but may not have a choice if a significant bid comes in for him.

With his stellar form this season, Newcastle could face some competition for the prolific forward. 90min have a report that the struggling Bournemouth want to bring Bowen in this winter.

The Cherries, who have lost their last five games beginning with a 2-1 defeat at St James Park, are reportedly looking at Bowen as a replacement for Ryan Fraser.

Fraser’s contract is up in the summer, and it looks like he’ll be leaving the Vitality Stadium on a free. We wonder if Newcastle have a chance at Fraser. A few days ago, Bruce spoke about having a few things in place for the summer in terms of Bosmans.

Jarrod Bowen– Newcastle must sign Bowen in January

Bournemouth are also likely to release winger Jordon Ibe this summer, who has just not fulfilled his immense potential since joining the club from Liverpool. He could also be someone on Newcastle’s radar as he was linked as a target this summer.

We worry about Bournemouth’s interest in Bowen as they are a bit more clinical in the transfer market than Newcastle, who seem to mess about too much for our liking.

This summer they brought in Liverpool’s Harry Wilson on loan when Newcastle were strongly linked with the 22-year-old. Wilson scored a nice goal at St James Park in our 2-1 win last month.

The report also claims interest from Burnley, Sheffield United, and Brighton for Bowen. It will likely take a £20m bid to pry the forward from Hull city despite his reluctance to sign a new deal.

With Newcastle having limited options on the wing and with Allan Saint-Maximin suffering a second hamstring injury, we feel they should definitely look to bring Bowen in this winter to strengthen this team.

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20 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I think you’ll find nobody is wanting to “fight each other”.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #3

    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..

  • swemag

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    26 point at halfway through the season would not be too bad.
    Worried about Burnley though, can’t see Dyche accepting another performance like they had against Spurs.

  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    I liked Dion Dublin’s comment on MotD

    “I never suffered from a hamstring injury
    I was never fast enough”


  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    West Ham vs Arsenal the neet (8pm)
    A Hammers victory or a draw please
    otherwise we drop down a place

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Hard to see Ashley sanctioning fund with team already at 10th with 22 points. Unless, of course, he wants to give another try to fill SJP up.

  • Bambams

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #8


    (From a couple of posts back)

    I liked what I saw with ASM and yes the fans seemed to be on edge of the seats when he made those runs – i think there is a player in him no doubt.

    Just found the stadium flat, looked odd how many empty seats and just no ‘chanting/singing’ from where i was sat.

    Let’s see what the window brings, we cant rely on Joelinton and it will be interesting to see if Ash backs Bruce.

    Cheers fella

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Interesting debate re: negative vocal fans not being at SJP and killing the atmosphere or it would be if it were still true – those ‘negative’ vocal fans became positive in the last few seasons and got behind both the team and rafa – you may not go to games and your hearing may be bad, just in case I’ll remind you … they sang rafa benitez half of the game and cheered the team the other half.
    The negative fans left with Pardew / Carver / McClaren although we still manage to average 51000 + per season – go figure

  • Bladey

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Great to see empty seats at this morgue of a stadium still way to many ash arse lickers turning up to watch his yes man putting out displays of some of the worst tripe ever witnessed at sip the epl is a poor league bar the top 4 proven by a mediocre nufc team in the top half Bruce makes rafas teams look like Barca
    Why don’t you geriatrics on here make some noise all I ever here is the away fans it’s the worst atmosphere in the premier league bar none
    You home fans are a disgrace

  • martoon

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Hail Wor Ashley – well that wasn’t a very patronising answer was it?
    Of course I am well aware but you are talking about trained athletes not couch potatos like you and I. Of course ASM has run that fast before he’s chased a few balls down in the past as well as closing down opposition keepers at full speed.
    I accept your point about carrying an injury but that still could have caused it any time in the game. If what you say is correct like I say what is the law then – do you only run at 90% speed with 5 minutes to go and 80% speed with 10 minutes to goetc? In fact is this an inversely proportional relationship or an inverse square law – what is the rule?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12


    Go take your bitter self-hatred elsewhere you utter goon.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s funny how brainlets only see ‘giving 100%’ as running as hard as you can. I’d say making smart decisions for your health and recognising unnecessary risks so you limit the time you’re out of action also comes under ‘giving 100%’.


    Aye, sprinters injury, those with explosive fast twitch muscle fibres. In my sprinting days I’ve felt that sniper bullet a few times in the past, studied why and how it happens and ways to protect against it.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #14


    Trained athletes get muscle injuries through fatigue and overexertion all the time. No, there is no hard and fast rule, there is just context of any particular set of conditions. You’re clueless. Give it up.

  • martoon

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib @5 – I also liked it when they were discussing the Southampton manager complaining about us playing the long ball. Something like if you bring on someone like Andy Carroll then of course you use the long ball – made him look a bit stupid 😉

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16


    And to think he was in the Corps Diplomatique too!

  • martoon

    Dec 9, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Hail Wor Ashley – Of course I am and you have educated me so but in tonight’s game I’ll be sure to look out for the game steadily slowing down as it get towards the end!

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 9, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    martoon, I think it was Darren Fletcher that said that – not a player I had a great deal of respect for, but he is obviously of a strong mind as a pundit.

    He also said something along the lines of “nobody ever said every team has to play in the same way”, essentially saying all those managers whinging about our style should get over it and try to think about ways to beat the tactic, rather than complain that it exists.

    I thought they were pretty fair points, honestly. It’s not like we’re a dirty team, just stubborn.

    I said after the Sheff U match that I enjoyed watching the ebb and flow of our defence as it changed shape to match their attacking thrusts. I likened it to watching a flock of starlings in the evening sky, and it was almost as hypnotising.

    I haven’t seen yesterday’s match yet in full but I imagine it was a similar thing and there is something pleasing in watching that tactic carried out effectively.

    One for the purists, as they say, maybe.

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 9, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Bladey is right about the standard of football at Newcastle at the present time. It’s bad enough setting up wit 5 at the back away from home, but at SJP it’s unacceptable!
    It’s testament to the team, apart from 2 who do very little, that we are somehow getting results but we all know it can’t last. Bruce ain’t got a clue and as I’ve said before without a goal scorer we’re doomed; defenders cannot v

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 9, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #20

    …..Continue to be the goal threat!


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