Tag: Transfers

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • Newcastle United in search for good full back and striker

    We are all can saw it last Saturday on the match against Arsenal, it’s clearly that Newcastle is desperately in needs for a replacement of Jose Enrique and Andy Carroll if we want to maintain last season achievement and even take it further up to the European spot this season.

    Erik Pieters (L) vies with Lille's french midfielder Stephane Dumont [Magpies Zone/Getty Images/DayLife]

    Although as my own personal thought, I’m not seeing Jose as a world class full back but he can do the job on his position …

  • Newcastle United look for Kuqi positives

    Newcastle have signed Finnish striker Shefki Kuqi on a free transfer after losing main striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

    Shefki Kuqi during the championships match

    The transfer deadline day departure of Carroll left a hole in Newcastle’s line-up, and without sufficient time to secure a replacement, the Magpies were forced to look at the free-transfer market after the main window had shut.

    Carroll’s absence was barely noticeable after Cheik Tioté’s late goal secured one of the greatest comebacks in modern football. …

  • Newcastle United is Considering Bringing Slovenian Striker Tim Matavz to St. James Park

    Chris Hughton’s Newcastle squad recently has four players in position to score goals for the Toon. With two home boys Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi as his first team choice, Hughton still has Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands lurking in their chance to shine for the Magpies.

    Tim Matavz in action for Slovenia in Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match

    But in my honest opinion, it’s hardly to see Leon has his Best to leap pass the Toon strong duo, while Lovenkrands is slightly has the better chance …

  • Newcastle United Ready to Compete with Everton for Belgian Winger Jonathan Legear

    Recently, Newcastle United under Chris Hughton’s era, has shown interesting good policy to be purchasing only younger talent with good potential and not looking for the bigger names.

    Jonathan Legear (L) during the Europa League Group G soccer match, November 4, 2010

    The likes of Mike Williamson, Wayne Routlede, Danny Simpson and the Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Ismael Tioté are some of the United new faces and they are proven to be usefull additions for the Toon.

    And to continue with their signing policy, the latest rumour for United …

  • Those who has not said about a dream move to Newcastle is lunatic

    Yeah right, despite of all the horrific news about Keegan is going to (forced to) resign from Newcastle United, and all the betting sites are now busy throwing all the possible names as his successor, the official club site has only have a report about Toon latest signings.

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    Every new players who ever signed for United spoken about how delighted they are. Fransisco ‘Xisco’ Jimenez Tejada was no different. He has spoken of his delight …