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Posted on September 10th, 2009 | 9 Comments |

Deal back on. Maybe.
Deal back on. Maybe.
It was rumoured a few weeks back that Harewood was one of Hughton’s targets to beef up his injury-stricken strike force, but the deal was reputed to be off a few days ago amidst doubts about Harewood’s fitness.

However it now seems the deal might be back on again. Apparently Hughton has received reassurances from the Villa staff about Harewood’s foot injury and is happy to once again discuss a loan deal, hoping to complete the necessary arrangements in the next few days ahead of Sunday’s match at Cardiff City.

Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll are both injured and new striker Peter Lovenkrands is not match fit, so Hughton was expected to play a lone Ranger up front with someone like Nolan nudging forward from midfield to play Tonto and give him some backup. If Marlon Harewood is signed in time I guess that could all change.

As reported by my esteemed colleague, Sam Vokes is another target for Hughton but he may face competition from Middlesbrough for the Wolves player.

Plymouth’s Marciel Seip is allegedly on Hughton’s want list too according to some press reports, although Hughton doesn’t know it yet and denies any interest. Seip is Mr Unpopular at Plymouth after a dressing-room bust-up and Paul Sturrock – Plymouth’s Manager – has transfer-listed him as punishment.

Sturrock said:

After a breach of discipline, and a discussion with the powers-that-be, we feel that it’s an appropriate time for Marcel to move on.

He has been fined two weeks’ wages for his indiscretion, and placed on the transfer list.

Now we know he can’t transfer anywhere at this juncture, but we would like to think the first step would be going out on loan.”

Apparently this isn’t the first time that Seip has caused trouble for his manager. In April 2008 he refused to be a substitute when Plymouth lost 2-1 to Charlton.

Sounds like a cooperative chap then!

NUFCBlog Author: Hugh de Payen

I’m a baby-boomer of the punk rock persuasion, currently exiled in Somerset for crimes committed in a previous life where locals keep trying to poison me with something called ‘scrumpy’. Hates sprouts, coat-hangers, Cilla Black, ornaments, Steven Seagull movies and 50 Cent (he’s not worth 10).

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9 Responses

  1. Why on earth would we consider someone who has a history of bad behaviour and causes unrest. Probably just press speculation. They have to write something about us

  2. geordie deb says:
    September 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    “Why on earth would we consider someone who has a history of bad behaviour and causes unrest.”

    Because we’re Newcastle United and it’s a club tradition, Deb. Didn’t you know that?

  3. bowburnmag says:
    September 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    “BB – technically he’s now promised us two.”

    It’s all in the database now, Bowburn. He can run, but he can’t hide! :-)