Embargo on transfers at Newcastle United.

Posted on July 17th, 2009 | 40 Comments |

Embargo?
Embargo?
According to The Journal an embargo has been placed on all transfers until the new owners are in place.

They quote a ‘senior United source’ who says:

There will be no players coming or going until the takeover has been completed. There will not be a firesale and it is up to the new owners and manager to decide who comes and who goes.

The transfer market does not really get going until August, and Newcastle will not be doing any business until a buyer has been found. It is all on hold.

This position was backed up by Alex Black, Alan Smith’s agent, who said:

Newcastle United have put a sort of embargo on any players moving in or out of the club until the situation is resolved in terms of ownership.

The same ‘senior United source’ apparently also insists that several groups remain interested in buying the club and that Seymour Pearce are confident that the club will be sold before the next season gets underway on August 8th.

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40 Responses

  1. I could just fancy a carton of Embargo.

    “I’ll be your dog…ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff……..Kia ora oh boogie woogie woogie”.

  2. BBM – That was Kia-Ora you nugget! You’re thinking of Umbongo, umbongo they drink it in the jungle…

  3. Haha class, what an absolute div.

    I ‘googled’ the words lazily and must have gone off on a tangent and copied and pasted the wrong lyrics.

    In the words of Rodzilla –

    I’ll get me coat……

  4. The clue was probably in the words eh MT? –

    “Kia-Ora oh boogie woogie…..”

    :oops:

    How to redeem one’s self?

  5. Micky Toon says:
    July 17, 2009 at 11:11 am

    “BBM – That was Kia-Ora you nugget! You’re thinking of Umbongo, umbongo they drink it in the jungle…”

    “Umbongo, umbongo they drink it in de Congo…”

  6. From the Wikipedia …

    “Um Bongo is a mixed tropical fruit juice drink in the United Kingdom, manufactured by Gerber Foods Soft Drinks Limited under the name Libby’s in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

    It is particularly famous for its long running (sung) slogan of “They Drink It In The Congo”, used with the accompanying animated television advert since the 1980s. However, Um Bongo is not marketed in either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    In 1999, Um Bongo gained a sister drink called “Um Ognob”,[1] but this has since been withdrawn.

    The song was sung by Tony Jackson, a member of the band ‘Rage’, best known for their 1992 number 4 chart hit, “Run to You”. The music and lyrics were composed by Andy Blackford, now creative partner in the advertising agency KB49,[2] and are available here: Um Bongo Website. The jingle was produced by Andre Jacquemin, musical composer, arranger and producer to Monty Python.

    “Having been her Majesty’s Diplomatic envoy to the Congo, I can attest that at no time did I see anyone drinking Um Bongo.” – Mr Nick Kay CMG, British Ambassador, Kinshasa.”

    I was always somewhat skeptical about that claim.

  7. I’ve posted it on Ed’s blog with editing based on the hindsight afforded by my more learned and aware blog acquaintances. :D

  8. Sorry debs, I’ve just got that Friday feeling.

    I think the wet weather has short-circuited some of the wiring in my noggin.

  9. I managed to spell ‘Embargo’ wrong on Ed’s blog!!

    I think I’ll switch off my PC and start again.

  10. BB – you probably need a lie down in a darkened room!

    On anotherissue, where have the vertical NUFCBlog lines gone to??

  11. I can remember a book by Embargo Eco – ‘The Name of the Rose’. Or was that Umbongo Eco?

  12. “On anotherissue, where have the vertical NUFCBlog lines gone to??”

    Deb, they’re still there on my screen.

  13. Worky

    You’re right, following Newcastle United is like surviving in a parallel universe

  14. Hugh – I can see two thin vertical grey lines but they used to say NUFC Blog. Also there is a new NUFC Blog logo (which I like btw) next to the header. Is this a new look Worky?

  15. Hugh de Payen says:
    July 17, 2009 at 11:46 am

    “They’ve gone on mine now too. I think the page was cached.”

    There’s a new logo. Background and other elements to follow, possibly after I’ve had my ‘Eggs Benedict’.

  16. bowburn trust me its not ive just had a driving lesson and as i was driving home i went through a chicane where the water completely covered up the curb all you could see was the black n white arrows

  17. worky – I’m blown away by it mate. These, aside from one, are donations from people I’ve never even actually met personally but have got talking to through blogs.

    It’s renewed my faith in the human race.

    The donation from my mate will go up to £60 if I do it in under 2 hours. If last year is anything to go by he’ll do it anyway.

    Thanks again for the donation and widget.

  18. beye – aye it’s chucking it down like.

    52 – you’re a real ray of sunshine sometimes :D

    My game is off and I’m struggling to find someone to go to the game with now. Typical!

    Chance the Darlo game will be off anyway like.

  19. Some links on The Profitable Group’s land banking activities. As I wrote on Ed’s ‘blog, they could even teach Fat Freddy a thing or two about fiancial chicanery.

    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=367182

    http://propertyhighlights.blogspot.com/2007/09/overseas-investment-banking-on-overseas.html

    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lounge/23742-profitable-plots.html

    There are thousands more. They’re a old favourite on all the scam sites around the world.

  20. Steve McMahon makes me want to vomit. After years of slagging off Newcastle United as a pundit on Star Sports, he now says that he and his shady land scam group are going to give us the “kiss of life”. What an ugly, patronising little prick.

  21. To be honest I don’t care about McMahon that much as he only seems to be some sort of Ambassador for PG.

    The bad press and allegation of misconduct the PG get is more worrying, although I don’t know whether those are exceptions or indications of the general way PG operates.

  22. Hugh de Payen says:
    July 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Hugh de Payen says:
    July 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    “To be honest I don’t care about McMahon that much as he only seems to be some sort of Ambassador for PG.

    The bad press and allegation of misconduct the PG get is more worrying, although I don’t know whether those are exceptions or indications of the general way PG operates.”

    Hugh, he’s one of the main directors of the Profitable Group.

    http://www.profitablegroup.com/group-mission.aspx

    Profitable Plots is one of their main divisions as well. Property is their core business.

  23. Going to the match tomorrow…I’ve never been to Darlington. I don’t know if any of you have read “The Shadow over Innsmouth” but that’s how I imagine Darlington.

  24. 52

    i havent even heard of it lol but its actually alright or atleast the town centre is

  25. 52 – if you carry a red umbrella so I can spot you, I’ll shout you a beer as I may be watching on my sweeney.

  26. bowburnmag says:
    July 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “52 – if you carry a red umbrella so I can spot you, I’ll shout you a beer as I may be watching on my sweeney.”

    Now that’s given me an idea. A dating service for Toon fans! :-)

  27. 52 – I’ll keep my ears pricked for it.

    worky – sounds good but wor lass might think differently.

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