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Newcastle Miss Out On Target Former Coach Called Future England International


It seems that if Newcastle had an interest in Carlisle defender Jarrad Branthwaite, it might not have been a strong enough one to shell out a decent fee for the lad.

Carlisle United have announced that the 17-year-old central defender has joined Everton for a fee believed to be in the £800k plus add-ons range.

Newcastle had been linked with the Carlisle born defender and reportedly negotiated a right of first refusal for him in the Elias Sorensen loan deal.

However, Everton have landed the youngster who had been scouted by some elite Premier League clubs this season.

Carlisle director of football David Holdsworth said the following about losing his prized player to Everton:

“We did what we could, but we have to respect the wishes of the player, his family and those who advise him.

“Once it becomes apparent that a player does want to move, all you can then do is work hard to get the best possible deal for the club.

“It is an excellent deal for Carlisle United in terms of the financial aspects, both now and in the future, and Everton are getting a young man who we think will make a big impact.

“I’m sure we all wish Jarrad the very best as he makes this move to Everton and the Premier League.”

Newcastle may not have been willing to pay what could end up being over £1m for a youngster who has recently turned 17. Though, Branthwaite really looks the part.

Just last week, former Carlisle manager Steven Pressley proclaimed that clubs would regret not signing the English starlet.

“Whatever they pay for him just now, they will make 20 times that down the line. He’s that good.

“He’s got everything you need to be a top defender. He’s six foot four, he’s quick, and he can absolutely play.

“You wouldn’t know what foot is his preferred one, really, because he’s so comfortable on the ball.

“For me, he is a future England international. No question about it. That’s how highly I rate him. He’ll go to the very top of the game.”

Newcastle have signed Reagan Thomson from Queens Park for only around £50k. So we’re still looking for bargains where we can find them.

Incidentally, Newcastle have been linked with a pair of Everton center-backs in Mason Holgate and former Magpie Lewis Gibson. The 19-year-old Gibson as of yet has not signed an extension with the Toffees.

His contract expires this summer, so maybe Newcastle can bring him back home on a free. However, Lewis is desperate for a chance in the first-team, and he likely would not get that at Newcastle next season.


37 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    @Martoon

    Maybe journalists aren’t allowed to point it out?

    Spotlight is already on Ashley’s business dealings its a drop in revenue which could easily be manipulated in the books and no journalist seems brave enough to ask questions ? Maybe they just don’t care about the Toon?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #2

    I tgough Grant Thornton were refusing SD, never realised they tarred Nufc with the same brush.

    I suppose we’re just that advertising arm of SD so it sorta makes sense.

    3
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Martoon

    If you think Jib (aka The Mag’s Sensible Monk) researched the line he’s taking, then surely he’s a financial buff who the likes of Deloitte would do well to employ. However, he chooses to sit hunched of his pc all day every day. Oh, hang on, Deloitte’s experts do that too so maybe……

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Jib

    Are you going to explain how the Auditors relationship with one company has made the results for another late?

    2
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #5

    #Boycott

    Copied from The Mag….

    ‘Barca’s substantial jump on the previous year is put down to the club taking charge of its own merchandising and licensing activities.

    ‘Dan Jones of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte:

    ‘“Barca is a clear example of a club adapting to changing market conditions, reducing the reliance on broadcast revenue and focusing on growing revenues within its control.”

    Meanwhile, our very own forward-thinking owner continues to screw everything he can from the club’s marketing and licensing activities.

    Perhaps JibMonk could tell us why Ashley’s strategy’s right and the likes of Barca are wrong?

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  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #6

    BoycottAshley

    @4 JibMonk won’t have time to answer such trivial questions – that’s a question for Charnley. Expect an answer soon.

    1
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    We miss out on another target?… allegedly… Well that makes a refreshing change

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m being serious.

    How can the relationship between SD and the auditors make our audit late?

    Unless we’re part of SD it shouldn’t make any difference.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh@5

    But are they investing in youth and painting the ground?

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    BoycottAshley

    JibMonk’s the Blog’s equivalent of Dominic Cummings and doesn’t do trivia, detail – he’s a big-picture man, a visionary.

    3
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    #BoycottAshley

    It’d be difficult to find a top level club that commits as much to training and development and its infrastructure than Ashley’s NUFC.

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Niall and Biffa and the Harrisons didn’t run the Deloitte non-story
    It just demonstrates the most reliable sites for Toon info.
    OP Grant Thornton did the a/cs for Mash Holdings St James Holdings SDI and NUFC
    if you didn’t even know that how can you be considered to know anything about the club ?

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Is Lesh Jib does seem to sound like the Prick?

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib the monk

    Dont dodge the question.

    How can Grant Thorntons relationship with SD affect the results of Nufcs audit?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Grant Thornton said it wouldn’t sign them off.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #16

    WHY.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley@MoneyMikeAshley

    Meeting Brucie this week innit.

    Discussing transfers, shouldn’t take long.

    #nufc

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Grant Thorntons problem seems to be Mike Ashley not SD or Nufc.

    That’s the only reasonable explanation.

    Cue the monk.

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #20

    It wasn’t the accounts per se
    Grant Thornton weren’t comfortable with the negative PR that comes with Ashley.
    I’m surprised that GT did the accounts of such a company in the first place

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  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #21

    SD is hardly a brand that anyone would voluntarily associate with.

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  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Anglo @ 15
    Not true
    They signed them off then said bye bye

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib Grant Thornton Crooked accounting for Crooked companies.
    Grant Thornton has been ordered to pay an audit firm record of £21m in damages to former client AssetCo after a High Court judge branded its auditing of the company, which nearly collapsed as a result of an accounting scandal, to be a ‘flagrant breach of professional standards’, exhibiting failures ‘of the utmost gravity’

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #24

    There is a game tonight, isn’t there?

    2
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Bill
    Alledgedly

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib any more info up your sleeve.
    The tax demand for €674m (£607m), including 200% penalties and interest, was received on 25 July and since the amount was material to the accounts, Grant Thornton refused to sign off the preliminary results without reassurances from Sports Direct’s tax advisers, Deloitte, and lawyers at law firm RPC.
    Did these assurances happen?

    2
  • hibbit

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    are you going to the game tonight Jib ??????

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  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Nope

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Are you ?

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Anglo
    They must have cos GT signed them off

    1
  • toonbrother

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #31

    i like cyprien a lot
    but isnt he too similar to shelvey and longstaff?
    Creative deep lying midfielder
    we need a natural number 10 surely
    Olmo or Harit – a player like that

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib have to take your word for that cannot find any info on the matter.

    1
  • hibbit

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Jib @29

    nope, only attending away games when i can, so far been to 4,

    6
  • Mindshaft

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #34

    despite living 20 minutes away by metro and proclamations of being this blogs only true fan/s , some people haven’t been to a game in years if not decades

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #35
  • cyprus

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #36

    For a moment I thought we missed out on a target former coach. Called Future.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Ok so let’s first put the idea that not knowing the club owners’ auditors and their intertwined relationships with his businesses makes you a non-fan into a little box and just slide it to one side…..

    Auditing by definition is an impartial and independent process so if GT failed in their process to spot errors then it means one of two things – they were either crooked or were hoodwinked (either by craft or incompetence). Both of course unforgivable situations for their profession. An industry rap on the knuckles is an interesting thing – an auditor caught for being partial (by dint of crookedness) would no doubt be sunk summarily to the depths, as they would probably become instantly desirable to other shady operators if they continued ratifying well-baked books. So GT would appear to fall into the latter category. Fools.

    Perhaps as an auditor for concerns heavily linked to the same fat man they fought shy of being broadsided again by his team of nefarious bean counters, thus delaying the timely reporting of accounts while they scoured the FT for another pack of patsies who would tick box their devious machinations across many shifty companies and infinite virtual borders 🙂

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