Category: Transfers

  • A helluva big “IF” for the Toon

    My frustration is that this perhaps the 3rd time under Ashley that we have been close to getting it right (that's term is interpretive, I realise) but failed to nail it at the end of the day.

    Alan Pardew gestures during the English Premier League football match [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    The spirit in the squad appears to have survived the loss of Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Jose Enrique. This was my major concern, and to be honest speaks volumes for the way Alan Pardew is …

  • Newcastle United success are not only about Big Names signing with big money spend

    Summer transfer had been concluded, and the results are quite satisfying for some fans while according to quite alot of fans, it was a big failure. I'm in particularly would like to highlighted some opinions from the Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards, as quoted from his blog today.

    Alan Pardew is congratulated Leon Best [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    “That’s not to say their business has been disastrous. In fact, in certain areas it has been rather good, but mistakes have been made and, perhaps worse still,

  • Newcastle United summer transfers resume

    I said on Feb 1 that I would judge the business when the transfer window closed on August 31st. Well, here goes. We have failed miserably to replace Andy Carroll. I'm not as gutted as some regarding AC's departure, but I think Demba Ba is not an adequate replacement. Negative.

    the Black and Whites of Newcastle United [Magpies Zone]

    We have lost Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and, er, Wayne Routledge from midfield. Both the first two had plus and minus points, but we have …

  • Italian fullback Davide Santon finally signed for Newcastle United

    There were some mixed emotions after the 20-year-old former Inter Milan defender has signed a five year deal with the Magpies, and will become direct replacement for Jose Enrique who transfered to Liverpool this season. We have also completed the signing of 25-year-old the Addicks goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

    Davide Santon during the international friendly match Italy U21 and England U21 [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    Alan Pardew said after the signing of Santon that He is a quality left-back and an established international who also gives us flexibility in defense.

    “Davide is …

  • Newcastle still lacks of depth in key areas

    In my honest opinion, we need more than a left back and striker. We now don't have a single Premier League class full back – Simpson, Ryan Taylor are at best squad players, and Perch is worse than useless.

    Ryan Taylor takes a free-kick during the match against Fulham [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    Shane Ferguson could be terrific but we can't depend on him at this stage. We need another center back. I said this long before Williamson got injured, but it is is now a high priority. I …

  • In search for the truth for Newcastle United supporters

    This would be sounds classic, and probably also applied to most of any football club supporters everywhere. What so called football supporters are often divided into two major sides, one with more reasonable thoughts of what happen to their club, while on the other side there are supporters who see things the way they wanted it to be.

    Toon Army start waving now for a new way to get better [Magpies Zone]

    I have been looking around for a while since the first news about Joey Barton's putting on …

  • Newcastle United is in transfer trouble

    The French football club Sochaux have released a statement today regarding to Newcastle United efforts to bring their Malian international striker Modibo Maiga to St. James' Park.

    Modibo Maiga (R) vies with Toulouse's French defender Daniel Congre [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    They asked FIFA to help them stop us at any chance of signing Maiga. According to them, United is violating the rule from Article 18 of the current international regulations, by approaching the player without consulting his current team.

    Maiga was being reported several times to be in …

  • Ryan Taylor become the latest member of Newcastle United hall of fame

    Although it may not an official one, as I don't think the official club site is any bother to make any decent appreciation to what the lads been doing on the field. But, scoring against mackem, is the highest achievement that every Toon players can get.

    Ryan Taylor (R) celebrate the winning match against Sunderland [Magpies Zone/Reuters/DayLife]

    That may sound funny but it's more than just a local derby in North East, it's about all your pride, and scoring against them will make you an instant …

  • Aly Cissokho has put in an official transfer request

    I was more than happy if we can get at least one from possible two new signings before the end of summer transfer window. And, we are most likely to have a new left-back very soon next week as Alan Pardew is still confident about the possibility to get his last transfer targets this summer.

    Aly Cissokho (R) challenges for the ball with Montpellier's Geoffrey Dernis [Magpies Zone/AP Photo/DayLife]

    “We're trying to make a stronger team than last season but not at that position yet, hopefully we will be.” …

  • Newcastle United is attractive club for overseas players

    In precisely, I should say for French players and couple of their African commonwealth country. These players are somehow looking to have some potentials to be a great player and seeing them as the opportunity for our “beloved” owner to grab more money to his pocket on selling them later to the big clubs.

    Sylvain Marveaux and Robbie Rogers of the Columbus Crew in battle [Magpies Zone/Getty Images/DayLife]

    We already have Mehdi Abeid from Racing Club Lens and two more Lens prospects have arrived at Newcastle United on trials. …