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Has Top Target Played His Last Game Ahead Of Newcastle Move?



Kieran Trippier started and played the entire match in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win against Rayo Vallecano this afternoon. However, his actions after the game along with comments from Diego Simeone may give Newcastle fans some hope that a deal is close.

Many are speculating that Trippier waived his goodbyes to the Atletico faithful after today’s match. Here is a tweet from The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards on the subject. Edwards also suggests that Burnley defender James Tarkowski is itching to come to Newcastle.

After the match, Simeone seemed to signal defeat in his attempts at keeping Trippier beyond the January window. Here is what the Atletico manager said when asked about his star right-back:

“We have always had to live with these situations; important and very good players within the team who have possibilities of leaving.

“Then it will depend on what the footballer himself wants. Consequently, we will try to follow what is happening and look for solutions.

“He is an important player for our team and we coaches can’t do too much in terms of players’ decisions, we can only tell Trippier how important he is for the team.”

It seems that Atletico Madrid have not accepted Newcastle’s opening bid but are expecting an improved one that they may not be able to reject. As Simeone suggests, if Trippier wants to join Newcastle, it will be difficult to stand in his way.

Mark Douglas, now with inews, is reporting that Newcastle are hopeful of bringing Trippier in with enough time to integrate him for the ultra-critical Watford match in two weeks. He also reports that Newcastle are closing in on a second deal as well.

According to Douglas, Newcastle want as many as six players brought in this month. This has been suggested in other articles with two center-backs, two fullbacks, a midfielder, and a striker on the agenda.

As far as Tarkowski goes, he has not been at his best of late. He made an error in this afternoon’s 3-1 defeat at Leeds leading to Jack Harrison’s opening goal. It could indicate, as Edwards hints above, that he has his heart set on a move to Tyneside.


423 comments so far

  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    On a much more important matter.

    Is Milo free yet?

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    It is the old “Churchill?”

    Anecdotal dialogue
    Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
    Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…
    Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
    Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
    Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
    (This is a very old joke where the participants vary dramatically from each telling. It’s very unlikely though not impossible that the joke originated from Churchill.)

    Footballers are the same, “SHOW ME THE MONEY”

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Reply on previous OP.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #4

    meanwhile, Milo is still stapled to the floor!

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #5

    We have a long, long way to match Chelski and Liverfool, Citeah are 10 (11?) points clear of them!!!

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  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Chancel

    Replied on previous as not to block the thread.

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  • Pottsclock

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I really hope we don’t go for Tarkowski.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Romford

    Your name is a clue!

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Pottsclock? are you having a laugh? Best joke I have heard all year

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  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #10

    For those that don’t want Tarkovsky here’s a bit Tchaikovsky for you instead.

    People who talk about base in their music obviously never heard this.

    https://youtu.be/VbxgYlcNxE8

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Brereton-Diaz in exchange for Gayle-Diaz is a good deal, imo.

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Essex Geordie Bill.

    I have been doing research at the Kew Archives.

    Apparently, you are a Geordie
    Live in Essex
    Called Bill!!

    Who would have guessed?? Thank God for the Kew archives.

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #13

    OP without listening, 1812 Overture?

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  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #14

    I love the warning for the cannon the guy has put on the video….

    WARNING: Cannons may make dogs bark, scare your mom, leave your neighbor dumbfounded, make cats panic, wake you up in the middle of the night shouting at the top of your lungs because you think you are being robbed, scare the crap out of you, and/or blow up your ears and brains; among other things

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Wasn’t that Napoleons favourite tune?

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Looked and smashed it, he has done so much better stuff

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  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Peter

    Of course, music with cannon is few and far between.

    Such a pity.

    I’d love to learn to play the cannon, bet its fun.

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    EGB no, that was “the Roads to Moscow” by Al Stewart lol (I know, different war but same scenario)

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Peter

    I know, isn’t good research a wonderful thing! 🙂

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  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Peter

    Definitely did better stuff.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #21

    OP

    The are b*ggars to carry around though!

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #22

    I do research, on Orbital Mechanics, Satellite Integration etc. The rest I freelance 🙂

    I am only a small Puglet

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #23

    “Tigers lighting the road to Berlin” great line

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #24

    If you are as old as I am

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #25

    I thought it would be Brentford who joined us in the basement (did not want taht to happen as as we were not relegated) Shocked at Everton, what is going on there?

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #26

    OP, something on previous.

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #27

    If you want to go deaf, spend a day in the UK’s “failed” lightweight tank the Ajax. Anybody in it goes deaf!

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #28

    During my UFO days I tried to ask Patrick Moore if there was a pictorial map schedule of satellites and mentioned it was because I wanted to be able to differentiate them from any unknown anomalies as a UFO researcher.

    He called me a loony idiot and hung up on me, never forgiven him for that and I even based a character in my first book on him as revenge, that was before he passed away.

    Only a very brief mention though! 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    Newcastle’s owners are hoping to make Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier their first signing this week.
    Atletico boss Diego Simeone said today: “Nowadays when a player wants to leave,he cannot be retained.”
    Trippier set to be the first of potentially 4+ signings this window #NUFC

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Sir Pug, I’m still hopeful out of the likes of Brentford, Palace, villa etc that one or two will have a 15pt or less second half to the season, bringing them into our grasp muwhahahahs

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Off subject, but give Ukraine 200,000 Javelin shoulder mounted anti tank weapons, and they will be ok

    2
  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #32

    est Patrick Moore story is.

    Brian May, from Queen, bought his house in Selsey and rented it back to him for £1 a year

    3
  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #33

    May then went back to Imperial College and finished his Doctorate in Astrophysics’

    3
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Was he still alive when the pheonix lights happened? That must have been over 20 years ago. Definitely objects, definitely flying and definitely not identified in the subsequent years at least.
    And the ones they slipped out during pndmic of course.
    Essex 2 – Patrick Moore (alive +dead) 0.
    🙂

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Chancel, there is always one or two who spiral down

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    I have not heard that haunting piece of music for many years and still consider it a masterpiece.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8khuo-_9Js

    0
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #37

    True dat Sir Puglet

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  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #38

    You have to be careful about UFO (unidentified flying objects).
    My home office looks north to Heathrow, circa 15 miles away, I see a lot of planes in the distance but cannot identify any of them.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Dinner has been called

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jan 2, 2022 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Without being greedy i was hoping for more than 4 players coming to the club this transfer window. We only have Gayle to rely on up front..Who ain’t gonna save us.Desperately short of attacking midfielders and definitely could do with bringing in 2 or 3 defenders to shore up the back

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