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Newcastle Rekindle Interest In Premier League Winger – Report

Newcastle were linked with an interest in Burnley winger Dwight McNeil last April. It was a link that continued through the summer but ultimately came to nothing.

However, the Guardian have a report saying the Newcastle maintain an interest in the 20-year-old.

The report is primarily about Chelsea’s interest in bringing in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha next month. Crystal Palace have identified McNeil as an ideal replacement if Zaha were to leave for Stamford Bridge in January.

Dwight McNeil– exciting young English winger

However, according to the Guardian, both Tottenham and Newcastle have an interest in the England u-21 international.

McNeil has been outstanding for Burnley since breaking into their first-team late last year. This season he’s started all 16 league games with 1 goal and 4 assists.

Last season after becoming a first-team regular during December, McNeil ended the campaign with a total of 26 appearances with 23 of those from the starting eleven. His return of 3 goals and 5 assists was quite impressive for the youngster.

We think McNeil would be a coup if Bruce could get him to Tyneside. However, he is likely well outside of our price range, especially for next month.

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25 comments so far

  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Bills Son from previous ………… Good sensible post which I wholeheartedly agree with.

    Lesh et al….. Please now accept the result gracefully and realise that your man was a protestor and an ideologist with very unpatriotic principals who was never fit to lead this great country of ours.

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Bills Son Is Back

    You couldn’t be more wrong about me. I’ve said for years, and many times on here, that JC was the wrong man to lead the Balour Trapy. I’ve been proved right but am certainly not happy with that.

    The worrying thing is that the likes of you, and me, having lived through the times you referred to as bad – without referring to the Hattcher years and the destruction she presided over, without referring to recent years of Ytor austerity and poverty – are of an age where we’ll not be around too long to be affected by Sibor and his nasty chums’ policies. We are leaving younger people to face the reality of yesterdays madness.

    Old pharts like us won’t be so badly affected but the ordinary, hopeless and misguided people who voted for leaving the Urp will surely regret their actions when they realise that there’s no miracle that’ll suddenly create jobs and make them better off.

    What have we left for the younger generations? Hopelessness!

    Bill’s, or anyone else for that matter – there’s no need for a response – I think people have had enough of these past few months.

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #3


    Refer to the first para of my post to Bill’s son.

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Burnley and NUFC is expected to be like a muskox sizing another one up. I wouldn’t like to have Matty in between. If Lejeune is 100%, I’d have him instead at our backline and take a chance with Willems at LMF, although Willems-Dummett could be touch and go.

  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Aye Lesh………… No hard feelings we can all get back to footy matters now we’re safe. .

    Long may the good form continue whether it’s streaky or not we have to avoid relegation at all costs and rid ourselves of the fat parasite.

  • posada

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Seems to me the last three years, actually longer, have just been an anarchy.
    Weak government that was there to be shot at.
    Individuals, groups, parties have routinely been obstructive and awkward just to push their own agenda.
    The Law being used against the government. Being used as a political tool. You can’t do that with a strong government as a strong government will simply change the law. They make the law.

    Suddenly it stops or so it seems.
    The people have given the Conservatives the ultimate compliment and privilege.
    The authority to sort this out.

    If they let folks down it will be a disgrace.

    I’d like to see us give up the right left divide. People in this country should put aside parties and all have a contract with this government.
    Something like this – let us down and eventually we will hammer you.

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Well hopefully you oldies won’t have to go into NHS in your old days , you’ll have to pay through the nose and there won’t be any nurses as they’re all foreigners so should be off back home soon – I disliked Jez etc but rather them than idiot – aw well , I didn’t want Bruce / Ashley either 🙁
    To think I fought for this country and watched friends die for the people in it …

  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Bills-Son, fair enough. Obviously I disagree; I prefer to consider policies above character assassination campaigns, but it’s beyond squabbling about any more.

    I guess it’s time my avatar came down: I cannot promise Barry Gardiner will not be going up in its place. 🙂

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    There is an uncomfortable place the suns rays do not penetrate where you can cram your political claptrap. No it’s not s*nderland. Close but no.

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Hartlepool ?

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #11

    BnB , fair point …

    Can’t see us getting anything this weekend , Burnley are full of big rough and tumble players who will relish going up against Carroll / Linton – they struggle with fast ball playing opposition which without miggy / asm we don’t have

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #12


    BG as an avatar? Give me strength!


    Sobir and his crew were challenged in law – have you asked why? Lying to the Queen no less, and trying to bulldoze their programme through without full scrutiny. And let’s not forget which group were making life difficult for Treeza – the ERG supported by the DUP – not the opposition parties!


    Sadly, you’re dead right and the ordinary folk who were conned into thinking that Sibor will be the answer to their prayers, give them good , secure and well-paid jobs, restore to NHS to what it was, will realise their mistake but by then, the damage’ll have been done!

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Not Hartlepool either. Although some have described it as the selfsame area.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Well injuries was always the pointy thing hanging over us kinda thing so as our squad thins out expect to see more “dogged defensive displays” I suppose.

  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #15

    lesh, that was obviously stated in jest. Note the emoticon after the claim.

  • Asi Fish

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Not sure about tomorrow’s game but have a slight worry it will go against us. We have momentum and a better run of form but due to injuries will have to change our winning formulae. Burnley may have to change their tactics as well due to form but will try to bully us out of the game.

    This will be a test of SB formation and tactics and a test of character for the players trying to implement them.

    Ultimately it may come down to the ref.

    I think there will be a couple of goals in this game and would happily take a draw now due to the loss of key players.

    I really hope I’m wrong and a new look formation suits some of the players coming in and we heap more misery on them but you should never bet with your heart.


  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    So the refs a pl noob but not unknown to us as being less than favourable. We have to hope he likes Burnley less than us.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    The ref is known to the Toon
    Refereed the Leicester cup game when Choudry crocked Ritchie
    Also refereed a couple of games in the Championship
    We have never won a game when he has been in charge
    Think our friend Kevin Friend is 4th official

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Anthony Taylor 4th official
    Kevin Friend VAR man

  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Apparently Burnley has the worst passing stats in the PL. This would be a great opportunity to start and develop a more ball-dominant style into the team. Burnley have conceded 11 goals in their last 3 games as well.

    If Bruce was going to try 4 at the back again this season; this looks the game to try it.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #21

    The next Mike….W . Only a fool ?

    I ain’t made any promises and I’m not saying I believe what the Ts have promised

    I’m just stating facts of their manifesto .

    I think most politicians are a bunch of charlatans.

    Saying all that ,

    Ian Lavery for Lbur up in Wansbeck ward ? On the face of it seems to run on honesty and tells it like it is. He would make a good leader of the Lbour tarty.

    Coryn and cohorts paid the price for ignoring and scuppering Brxit for 3 + years..ignoring the result of the refndum on Europe and underestimating the people of this country.

    They spoke up yesterday .

    Bring back screaming Lord Sutch that’s what I say.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Mike Ashley is a dishonest man and is not fit to run a Football Club

    Why should we have a dishonest man presiding over us and our feelings and emotions

    Let’s make this year the year we get rid of him .

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23


    Whoops, didn’t see your emoji.

    So it swatting on saying thanks for the votes of the parents and grandparents of kids who were whispering in their ears. He”s saying he’ll repay their trust. Presumably in the same way he’s repaid the trust of the women who’ve pupped his kids, the American floozie who feels so badly let down

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #24


    Lavery? Thank you but no. Ask any former miner about his NUM pension and other comforts. He was and is one of JC’s thugs. You might as well install McLusky, another JC string-puller.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 13, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #25

    In Bruce we trust.


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