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Youth Target In Demand – Do Newcastle Still Hold The Advantage?



Last week, there were some comments from Carlisle’s director of football David Holdsworth about Newcastle target Jarrad Branthwaite.

With reports that Newcastle held the right of first refusal for the 17-year-old, Holdsworth stated the following:

“We’re fully aware of the rumors that are out there regarding Jarrad and all we can do is reassure fans that everybody at this club is delighted that we have this young man with us on a long-term contract.

“It’s no surprise that other clubs are aware of his emergence, that’s the nature of the business we’re in, and there will be scouts taking note of his abilities on a weekly basis. That interest will remain as Jarrad continues to establish himself in the first-team environment.

“We can’t avoid that, but what I can tell you is that no bids have been received and there are definitely no deals or agreements in place with any club at any level about Jarrad’s future.”

The concerning part of these comments is the claim that “there are definitely no deals or agreements in place with any club at any level about Jarrad’s future.” That would seem to refute claims that Newcastle have the right of first refusal as part of the loan agreement with Carlisle for Newcastle striker Elias Sorensen.

However, we may be reading too much into that as the Shields Gazette still claim that Newcastle are in pole position to sign the promising center-back if they wish to.

Jarrad Branthwaite– has been outstanding at Carlisle this season

The Shields Gazette’s report was in response to a report in Football Insider that claims Leicester City are confident of landing the defender next month.
However, it is their belief that Newcastle will be contacted if Carlisle receive any bids for the youngster with an option to match it.

Football Insider also reported yesterday that Newcastle would recall Elias Sorensen next month. We’re not sure if that would affect the reported right for Newcastle to match any bid for the £1m defender.

Whatever the case, Branthwaite could be in high demand with quite a few clubs watching the youngster over the past few weeks. We think he would be an outstanding addition next month for a bargain fee of £1m.

With the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal watching Branthwaite as well as Leicester City, it could be quite the coup if we manage to bring the youngster in.

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26 comments so far

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #1

    You have to just put up with jib, he just a noisy dog, constantly barking – usually from the blunt end mind you.

    In other news… “Who’s Bob Sled?”

    Ha ha ha that’s my favourite post of the day. 😀

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  • geordietom

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #2

    EGB …

    from previous Le Frog doesn’t do irony mate wasn’t even sarcasm bad taste if you ask me . i said its shit what he said …

    said my bit gonna leave it there

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #3

    woof woof

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  • geordietom

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki …

    i asked you earlier did you agree with what he said . still waiting for a answer . a simple yes or no will suffice …

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  • geordietom

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #5

    jib’s real name is Bob Martin …

    😀

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #6
  • martoon

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #7

    EGB I’m afraid I have to take issue with you about percentage – it is an alternative way of expressing fractions e.g. 150% is 1.5x and 200% is 2x. So obviously there are some things you can’t have more than 100% of but equally there are some you can. It’s quite common in Engineering to design for, say, 125% overload i.e. 1.25 x full load.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #8

    100% bored with stats.

    GT I thought we were ignoring each other? Ok to help you out I rarely read toon22’s posts tbf and I think in the instance you are referring to it’s all lost irony – let’s not forget you have a similar objection to my avatar. Irony. It’s a tricky one, a tricky one. 😉

    Agreeing or disagreeing with toon22 is moot so that’s all I have to say. 🙂

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh and jib you know the thing about your links – I don’t click on them so they are totally lost at sea. Sorry.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Half the time I give 100% attention, a third of the time only 25%. If I spend 1/7 of the time giving 50% attention, what are the other names by which Istanbul was known?

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    If Everton appoint Ancelotti , rumour has it that
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic may end up at Goodison

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  • Just a fan

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Have to agree with Essex.
    If something is 100 percent you can’t in actuality have more than 100 percent.
    In theory yes but in actuality no.

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #13

    They were together at PSG for a season
    ZI scored 35 goals in 45 games

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Nearly 78% strike rate
    😛

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #15

    However if he’d scored 45 goals in 35 games
    his strike rate would have been nearly 129%

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #16

    😀

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  • Just a fan

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib
    There must be a hole in there somewhere but I can’t find it.
    We need a mathematician I only got up to o level don’t know how I’m crap at maths.

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  • Mindshaft

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #18

    There is nothing intrinsically wrong with using percentages greater than 100%. Whether this makes sense depends entirely on the context.

    A percentage is simply another way of writing a fraction with a denominator of 100. For example, 6% = 6/100. Just as you can have an improper fraction (a fraction whose numerator is greater than the denominator), such as 4/3, so you can have what we might call an “improper percentage” like 120% or 300%.

    There are situations in which a percentage greater than 100% makes no
    sense. For instance, “The student answered 146% of the questions
    received last month.” This makes no sense because if we received 5061 questions, we couldn’t possibly answer more than all of them. It’s just as nonsensical as saying “I ate 4/3 of the cake.”

    On the other hand, sometimes percentages are used like this: “The number of questions received was up 15.7%, from 5450 in February to 6305 in March.” In other words, the increase from February to March was 6305-5450 = 855, and 855 is 15.7% of 5450.

    Now, what if the number of questions received went up to 14000 in April? This would be an increase of 122% from March to April. There is nothing wrong with this – no law says that the number of questions can’t do more than double from one month to the next.

    So the answer is, there is such a thing as a percentage larger than 100%, but not everything can have a percentage larger than 100%.

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  • Mindshaft

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ll go back to sleep now 🙂

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  • toon22

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Hiya JIB

    Why you talking to your alt ?

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  • toon22

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #21

    JIB/Just a Fan

    Where’s Posada ?

    Hahahahaha

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Just a fan where’s Posada ?

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  • toon22

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Hiya Posada

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #24

    He’s probably out shopping with Jane

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Vic Reeves:

    88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot

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  • Just a fan

    Dec 19, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon22
    Posada is off to a French restaurant he likes cuisses de grenouilles.

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