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Chris Wood May Be Expensive But An Excellent Acquisition



News tonight from various sources, including here, that Chris Wood is on his way to Newcastle to undergo a medical and sign along the dotted line.

Sky Sports is reporting Newcastle have triggered the New Zealander’s release clause in his contract, thought to be in the region of £20M.

And it’s interesting that Keith Downie is reporting Burnley didn’t think the Magpies would trigger Wood’s release clause since the release figure is so high:

That’s what rich and ambitious owners can do, and we just had to get a striker in for the Watford game on Saturday, to have a decent chance of winning.

And we cannot think Burnley manager Sean Dyche is too happy either, but he has said a few times it’s not his decision when players are sold.

And we noticed on Saturday that we hardly won any high balls in the penalty box against Cambridge United on Saturday, so a big tall striker is a great acquisition for us.

He can get on the end of those perfect crosses from new signing Kieran Trippier.

And a coincidence – Chris Woods’ very first club was Cambridge FC, based in Cambridge, New Zealand.

So while the fee seems high we haven’t got a lot of time to get new players in, and in any case, the big, tall, and powerful Woods should link up well with Callum Wilson, when he is fit again.

We also believe a younger, less experienced striker could well be signed in this window – maybe Reims’ 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike.

This is a signing we needed, and we are sure Newcastle fans will be welcoming the big man to Newcastle tomorrow – he can score the priceless goals that can keep us up this season.

Howay The Lads!!


227 comments so far

  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    Newcastle linked with this lad now from ajax…david neres
    https://youtu.be/Z4dajka54YA

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #2

    1st now thats is a 1st!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Mind I’ll start being a tad suspicious if he starts banging in own goals against us! 🙂

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  • TheTinman

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Shelvey, passes it wide to Trippier, early ball into the box….Woods lost his man…GOAAAALLLL

    THE VISITORS DRAW 1ST BLOOD AT VICORAGE ROAD!

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Great signing and could be another Wilson.

    He’ll be a definite handful for defenders and give us a hold up ST and aerial threat we currently don’t have. Even if he doesn’t score many he’ll create plenty of chances and panic in the oppo box.

    A big thumbs up from me.

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  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Ekiteke apparently really close as well

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  • Pottsclock

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d be very happy with this. What we have been missing is a true CF who can hold up the ball, bring other players into play and draw in defenders. Maxi, when he has been playing up front, cannot do this and the only real CF we have is Wilson.
    Secondly, Burnley will never get a replacement in this window. This transfer almost dooms them.

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  • outside the box

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #8

    repost
    same agent as trippier i think …so imagine they knew release clause ..tbh would prefer wood a seasoned premiership striker n a relegation scrap to foreign striker unused to premier .just turned 30 gayle is 32 and we wanted £20 m for him..

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  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Wilson, Wood, Ekiteke

    I’d be happy with that for the rest of the season.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Burnley have made a tactical move by paying Chris Wood £10m to play awful and not score for the toon on purpose.

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  • Reilly

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Unbelievable shithousery 😆

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #12

    We’ll go down and they’ll sign him back for £10m in the summer.

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  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Did he play against us at SJP?…I was there but cant even remember if he played such was the impression he left!

    Dont remember him terrorising us that’s for sure.

    Anyone know?

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  • kilcline

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #14

    @Mund

    Thanks for all your posts. I look out for yours more than most, you seem to be the most ITK

    Ref Neres, he was class for Ajax a few seasons back, not tracked him for a while

    We should be raising Ajax, Salzburg, Porto, Benfica, as a rule, always seem to unearth the best talent

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  • ShaytoStay

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Wood is not my first choice but he is a handful and a good touch and shot in him.
    He is perfectly made to keep us up, sibierski etc. He also brings something different . I wonder is this why Howe is looking at Cantwell, hoof to wood and have runners off him, we can revert to other style of press ans move if we have to.

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Springy

    That lad looks decent !
    Looks like he can put decent crosses in aswell !

    Wonder what he’ll cost ?

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #17

    The thing I like the most about this signing, I know him, I’ve seen him play in the Prem, I’ve seen him score goals, he’s big and strong, the other players mentioned ,i haven’t seen play or even heard of, the may be amazing, but we don’t know if they can play in the PL.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Not sure St Max will be suited for Wood, waiting in the box for a cross from the greedy lad could be a bit of a chew 🙂

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #19

    If it is a release clause then it is shithousery of the highest level and I absolutely love it.

    People want to hate us anyway, so let’s bring shithousery to the table 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s on Nufc.com. Must be true 😀

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  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Waiting for the cross that never comes?

    That one!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Yar can see Saint-Maximin and Chris Wood coming to blows. Won’t get the ball much off him. ASM if probably the greediest player in Premier League history. He’s like Jimmy Muir from When Saturday Comes.

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  • phy

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Wood and Gayle up top, ASM behind wig Cantwell doing the box to box thing plus one sitting mid, 3 at the back to cover our weaknesses and trippier + another wingback, then have the option of crossing it in for knock-downs, playing it through the middle with fancy stuff, holding it up when under pressure and some defensive solidity, amazing the difference one or 2 signings can do to the shape of a team

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  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #24

    kilcline

    No worries mate and thanks for the kind words. I definitely don’t want to be known as any ITK however some want to paint it.

    Just like to share anything I see or hear pal

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Romford
    Apparently 15-20m….scored a canny few last season was a regular,has been this season thats why he’s been linked with a move away…scored 4 this season

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #26

    So Wood from Burnley, potentially Cantwell from Norwich, just need to get Sarr or Dennis from Watford now to complete the set 😉

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  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #27

    The clause is supposed to be for in the summer not now but Burnley have accepted he will go:

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  • robboh59

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Woods!? Completely underwhelmed

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  • phy

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh and #23 – Go Me 😉

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #30

    About time Newcastle started acting like a club that knows its place in the league

    We should always have been capable of taking Burnleys best player off them it’s only because of Ashley that we have been on a par with them in recent years

    Wood is a good player in many ways hes better than Wilson better in the air with better hold up play

    We have Fraser, Trippier and Richie all who can cross it excellent for a big guy to attack

    This has totally changed my mood great signing will help us big time

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  • Pottsclock

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #31

    I really hope we don’t get Cantwell…simply don’t rate him

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #32

    I’d have Tim Krul back from Norwich. Should never have left. Instead, Benitez signed Mats Sels as his replacement. Daft decision.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Lord Scatterless cash ,

    Aye that could be interesting lol

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  • ShaytoStay

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #34

    St max will be getting the knock downs from wood, I can only see this working well as he’ll get more chances

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m more pleased with this signing welcome to Newcastle Chris Wood, I’ll be more pleased if he keeps us up. I’m amazed Burnley let him go, so there must have been a release clause. Well done the transfer team.

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  • ShaytoStay

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #36

    At least now it’s not st max making everything happen. Looking forward to the weekend now, imagine the new players for Watford up against st max or wood, 2 totally different players with very strong different attributes

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #37

    £15-20m that seems cheap !

    Or £15-20m for everyone else !

    £30-40m for us 😆

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #38

    I think ASM will get dropped if we sign a bit more creativity, you can tell by the reaction of the crowd that people are losing patience with him. Hopefully Howe will coach it out of him. Wood is an excellent, unsung signing much in the way Daryl Murphy was.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Rom
    Yeah thats every bugga else price…. ours is triple that and a bunch of grapes! Lol

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  • gonufc (Andy O'Brien's Cracking Snoot)

    Jan 11, 2022 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Sorry, but if true, this may be one of the most over-priced signings in PL history. He’s not good. Our desperation has completely clouded our judgement.

    Completely back down to Earth with this one.

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