Toon Perch’ed for Forest utility player move?

Will Hughton land James Perch in his net?

Will Hughton land James Perch in his net?

A little bit of a transfer news coming out of St James’s Park suggests we could be on the verge of making our first signing of the January transfer window. Nottingham Forest’s James Perch worked under Colin Calderwood during his spell as Forest manager, so no doubt there would have been some recommendation coming from our Scottish assistant manager.

Predominantly a right back, the 24 year old can also play in the center of defence and has covered various positions across the midfield at points in his career. So, a utility player then, although one who is apparently held in high regard by manager Billy Davies, who quickly signed Nick Shorey as temporary cover whilst Perch recovers from a long standing shin problem.

You’ll forgive me for not getting over excited over us being linked with a player who has played the majority of his games in League 1, and perhaps this shows the level of ambition being shown by our current owner!

If it’s a right back we are after so desperately then why don’t we pull out all the stops to secure Danny Simpson? Fair enough, he didn’t have the best of games last night, but every player has a below-par game once in a while and Simpson has been largely excellent during his time with The Toon. Manager Chris Hughton is still confident of landing the Salford lad in a £500,000 deal, with fresh talks scheduled today. Hughton said:

“Danny’s one that we’re still working on.”

“I’ll have to see him, but officially, he’s a Manchester United player until it’s decided otherwise.”

“We’re still working and making decisions.”

“The most important thing is to bring in the lads we need in the areas we need, and we’d like to do that as soon as possible.”

With now only 13 days left of the current transfer, time and options are running out quickly. I don’t expect much movement, but I would have thought Simpson would have been a dead cert and one of the earlier deals signed and sealed in the transfer window.

At the moment, despite Hughton’s early tarnsfer window promises, this transfer window is quickly getting a familiar ring to it!

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61 Responses to “Toon Perch’ed for Forest utility player move?”

  1. 1
    avatar Stuart79 says:

    It’ll be another body if nothing else.

  2. 2
    avatar toonsy says:

    I broke this before the other blog :(

    Oh well ;)

  3. 3
    avatar TonyGreenSupreme says:

    Never heard of him.

  4. 4
    avatar AXEL says:

    Very little chance of a team challenging us for automatic promotion giving us one of thier players . If we are after him then we should go for his team mate joe garner he is a striker that has fallen out of favour with the manager but has a good scoring record for his previous club carlisle united . Forest payed 1.150,000 for him and he would be as good as beckford and is still only 21 . Apparently the few chances that lad has had he was played out of position as a winger .

  5. 5
    avatar toonsy says:

    TGS – Neither had I! A bit of research was needed to find oot about him :)

  6. 6
    avatar AmeriToon says:

    Sign him up if we can. We need somebody and the window closes soon.

  7. 7
    avatar TonyGreenSupreme says:

    toonsy says:
    January 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    TGS – Neither had I! A bit of research was needed to find oot about him

    )))Aye toonsy I had to refer to my Sky Sports book (used to be the Rothmans), he appears to have been a regular in the team prior to his injury. I would be more positive if he was a creative midfielder with pace, but hey ho.

  8. 8
    avatar Stuart79 says:

    Don’t think we’ll need a big maggot to catch him like.

  9. 9
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    dont know about this one perch dont do well in a goldfish bowl, and i hope monty doesnt try to eat him

  10. 10
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    toonsy says:
    January 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    I broke this before the other blog

    ?? r u sure

  11. 11
    avatar rich says:

    Ed’s Blog is driving me crazy, over populating the newsnow portion for Newcastle. This is a lot better, he writes an article for every single rumor and then we are flooded with useless ads. Keep this blog going, it is a lot more relevant and a lot easier to read.

    As far as Newcastle goes, last night was the first time we played a team with premiership players and the defence looked very much like last season, I still believe we will make it, but it is not going to be easy.

  12. 12
    avatar Stuart79 says:

    I notice the Forest fans are saying they would be happy to see him go.

    Not sure I like that like.

  13. 13
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    rich says:
    January 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Ed’s Blog is driving me crazy, over populating the newsnow portion for Newcastle. This is a lot better, he writes an article for every single rumor and then we are flooded with useless ads. Keep this blog going, it is a lot more relevant and a lot easier to read.

    ur right rich i loved ed’s before, but with many things in life its never the same 2nd time round. as stardust put it uziblogging lol is a good term for it. i think if he spent a wee bit more time dicussing on the blogs rather than continually writing them. but it;s his choice

  14. 14
    avatar workyticket says:

    MOONDUST says:
    January 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm (Edit)
    toonsy says:
    January 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    “I broke this before the other blog”

    “?? r u sure”

    He did finish this quite a while before it went out, Moondust, but he had to wait for me.

  15. 15
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    i know m8 i was just trying to catch myself a fish ;) or maybe even a snake in the grass but bum boy batty has not appeared

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  17. 17
    avatar batty says:

    Stuart79 says:
    January 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    I notice the Forest fans are saying they would be happy to see him go.

    Not sure I like that like.
    <<<<<< you dont like much at all do you when its aboot the toon leaky

  18. 18
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    well well speak of the devil and he has appeared, slow nite in the supermarket skips soft lad ?

  19. 19
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    on a different note it was nice seeing wba donating the shirt space for dec (haiti)

  20. 20
    avatar jay jay says:

    The only thing i used to prefer about ed’s blog was the short-cut to the bottom of the page so i didn’t have to scroll through 100′s of comments (take the hint please worky) and punk skunk!

  21. 21
    avatar batty says:

    MOONDUST says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    on a different note it was nice seeing wba donating the shirt space for dec (haiti)
    <<<<< aye ur right

  22. 22
    avatar batty says:

    MOONDUST says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    well well speak of the devil and he has appeared, slow nite in the supermarket skips soft lad ?
    <<<< aye leaky butt beat me too it

  23. 23
    avatar Tom NFFC says:

    You must be having a laugh!!! £500k, this was our captain and best player last season and is an excellent holding midfielder. Pompey offered £1.5m when they had money. We’d laugh at the clowns in charge of your club if you offered that.

    Newcastle have been shocking everytime I’ve seen them play – including when they came to the City Ground. Why would Perchy want to play in an ageing side with washed up failures!! Our side is young and a few of the current crop will made the England fold in years to come

  24. 24
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    batty says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    MOONDUST says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    on a different note it was nice seeing wba donating the shirt space for dec (haiti)
    <<<<< aye ur right

    with you! im allways right ;)

  25. 25
    avatar Tom NFFC says:

    Additionally, now Shorey’s gone he’s guaranteed a first team place. Gunter (another former target you couldn’t afford) will play left back and Perchy will play on the right.

    Earlier on the blog you mentioned Joe Garner – please tbuy him he’s been an expensive CC flop. With exception to 6 goals last season he hasn’t done much and spends all his time raging up the oppo or on the floor. In exhange we’ll take back Magic Marlon if you still have him

  26. 26
    avatar MOONDUST says:

    Tom NFFC says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    You must be having a laugh!!! £500k, this was our captain and best player last season and is an excellent holding midfielder. Pompey offered £1.5m when they had money. We’d laugh at the clowns in charge of your club if you offered that.

    ur right m8 i would laugh too if they offered any more than £200k. :)

  27. 27
    avatar Tom NFFC says:

    http://www.forest.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=185203

    CC knows he will have to stump up for him

  28. 28
    avatar batty says:

    its amazing how far we have dropped in the transfer market below teams like hull wolves burnley stoke and many fckin more

  29. 29
    avatar Tom NFFC says:

    Ha ha! Mate what’s ironic is when you had money & were considered good you still bought all the shit

  30. 30
    avatar batty says:

    TOM whats it feel like too be known as the scab capitol of great britain

  31. 31
    avatar batty says:

    aye notts the scab capitol

  32. 32
    avatar workyticket says:

    batty says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    its amazing how far we have dropped in the transfer market below teams like hull wolves burnley stoke and many fckin more

    We used to make some of the world’s most awful transfer deals anyway though, batty. I beleive that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.

  33. 33
    avatar stevep says:

    batty – you need to learn not to bite mate, you should get yourself a hobby :-)

    personally don’t mind forest or any team in championship – they’ll be there next season or season after while we’ll be in prem even with fcb in charge – get over your small club / supporter base you sad fvks :-)

    damn I’ve become batty :-)

  34. 34
    avatar batty says:

    show them all the beauty they possess inside

  35. 35
    avatar batty says:

    steve lol

  36. 36
    avatar stevep says:

    agree with worky – we’ve rarely spent well even when FFS was lashing the cash we didnt have

  37. 37
    avatar batty says:

    worky but divent y think keegan had an eye for a player

  38. 38
    avatar workyticket says:

    batty says:
    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    “aye notts the scab capitol”

    batty, you’d make a great Secretary General of the United Nations.

  39. 39
    avatar batty says:

    lol worky them cuts run deep son

  40. 40
    avatar Stardust says:

    The only thing Keegan has his eye on was 25million quid he could take from the club – scumbag

  41. 41
    avatar batty says:

    lol so he couldnt spot a decent player then stardy name me 2 players what he brought that were shite

  42. 42
    avatar stevep says:

    batty – king kev had an eye for a player that everyone knew was good but he signed some right donkeys as well – hottiger, kilcline, venison along with a load of others – ultimately the big name buys mostly worked out which is prob down to his mgmt style but I def wouldnt say he could spot an unproven player

  43. 43
    avatar batty says:

    steve i think rob lee was his best buy like didnt think barry was that bad

  44. 44
    avatar batty says:

    iam off too bed stardy make sure u rest them lips so there fresh for the sucking up too leaky butt magoo cashmygold stu tomoz m8 :lol:

  45. 45
    avatar Stardust says:

    Need I say more batty – he made a lot of poor signings – just think with that 25mill he tried to get from us – we could have been bust – shameful really. He will always be remembered in these parts for the last act he did instead of all the good things.

  46. 46
    avatar workyticket says:

    batty says:
    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    “worky but divent y think keegan had an eye for a player”

    Aye, but he wan’t that interested in grooming bairns though batty. Players like Vuckic, Ranger, Kadar etc were Wise buys.

  47. 47
    avatar batty says:

    king kev for ever
    king kev for ever

    king kev for ever
    king kev for ever

    king kev for ever
    king kev for ever

  48. 48
    avatar batty says:

    workyticket says:
    January 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    batty says:
    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    “worky but divent y think keegan had an eye for a player”

    Aye, but he wan’t that interested in grooming bairns though batty. Players like Vuckic, Ranger, Kadar etc were Wise buys.
    <<<<< we,l see

  49. 49
    avatar buddy says:

    is it just me wondering where this 6 million is gone for our transfers. are sports direct gonna bother paying us or is ashley swindling money out of us again?

  50. 50
    avatar stevep says:

    lets face it every manager has made bad buys – fergie, mourinho, wenger etc have signed lots of donkeys but you hope your big signings pull you through or at least half of em – keegan did a fantastic job even 2nd time round although ultimately his personality let him down – rightly or wrongly

  51. 51
    avatar stevep says:

    reet am off to bed – these twats on film 2010 talk a right load of shite – I remember Ross behind the sofa snorting in the 80s long before he wad on sat night live

  52. 52
    avatar Mal Forest says:

    The reason MA dont wanna spend any more money can be taken from a few on this list.
    Mirandina, Carl Cort, Bramble, Marcelino, Luque, Duncan Fergasun, JD Tomasson,Gusinarch, Joey Barton, Boumson, Owen, Viana, Bassedas, Goma. So Perch would be a snip and will probibly turn out to be as good as other NFFC acadamy lads like Jermaine Jenas & Andy Cole, thats why Forest fans & probibly BD as well want to keep him. I,ve lived Northumberland for most of my adult life and wish you well. You Reeedddds

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  54. 54
    avatar Alan says:

    Perchy and the rest of the Forest squad are going nowhere except back to the premiership WITH FOREST !!!!

  55. 55
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Plop-Must try Harder MA and excite the paying public :)

  56. 56
    avatar toonsy says:

    Jesus, and Newcastle fans get called deluded!

    Tales of England call ups for Forest players, Perch bein valued at £500,000, all on the back of a decent run in which they still havn’t caught us! I think it’s Forest fans who are sounding deluded at the minute.

  57. 57
    avatar tom nffc says:

    id like 2 say i told you so. Hueva mad the small fan base comment remember your grounds 2 big 4 u!!! We fill ours in the championship, i know its a smallerground but we’re a 2 club city. In either case we should be allowed the 10000 empty seats at ur place

  58. 58
    avatar stevep says:

    tom – grow up mate

  59. 59
    avatar magpie6699 says:

    tom
    do you fill the ground on a Monday night when the match is on TV and the away fans don’t bring a full contingent? That’s very clever!

  60. 60
    avatar Chuck says:

    Soh ! guess it`s rummaging around the bargain basement, looking for future stars for nowt, good luck with that approach.
    See Boro. have a bid in for the young striker i recently recomended along with Moses, names Best with Coventry.
    Maybe I should be scouting for this club as what they are comming up with aside from Kilgallon was and is rubbish.
    Course when your budget is rubbish , guess you dont have much choice.
    Gotta give Hughton kudos, never bitches, keeps the side on an even keel, just gets on with the job regardless how difficult.
    There would be plenty of guys who would have taken a hike rather than deal with some of the situations that have arisen recently.

  61. 61
    avatar Derek Evans says:

    I hear that Hughton on the advice of Calderwood is muting a Kevin Nolan swap deal to land Perch.
    I must say that Perch will give Newcastle more options, he’s younger and fitter so this would be a good deal…

    Let’s hope he pulls it off!

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