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You’re not a loan? Hughton – “I don’t really expect to bring anybody in”.

November 25th, 2009 | 42 Comments |

Jus' chillin'?
Jus' chillin'?
Chris Hughton has admitted that he is pretty laidback as the hour approaches and the ‘temporary loan signing’ window shuts at 5pm tomorrow night until February.
It has long been reported that Leon Cort has been on Hughton’s radar but Hughton has been telling the Chronicle that he’s not in any rush to sign players just for the sake of it:

“You never know, but realistically looking at the squad I don’t really expect to bring anybody in during the next month or so.

“Of course, all sorts of things can happen in the next 24 hours, and phone calls will be made on Thursday with players potentially becoming available.

“Some clubs might make a decision that some of the players who weren’t available earlier in the season are now there for loans. But we’ll see.” (more…)


No summer of love for Xisco.

September 6th, 2009 | 17 Comments |

Stopped Playing
Stopped Playing
It seems that Xisco’s career at the Toon might be over after he admitted that he ‘stopped playing’ to force through his loan to Racing Santander.

The Mirror, which I’d usually take with a pinch of salt, actually contains quotes this time. Xisco said:

After a difficult first year in Newcastle, this year seemed it was going to be more of the same and a good time to leave. I even stopped playing in the last few days to force my exit.

“If they hadn’t accepted the loan at Santander, I would have regarded my situation at Newcastle as hopeless.”

We paid Deportivo £5.7m for the striker in September 2008 and he has only played in 7 games, scoring 1 goal. I’m not sure what to make of his claims that he ‘stopped playing’, it seems to me that he never started playing. For some reason the club has seemed reluctant to play him no matter whether it has been Kinnear, Shearer or Hughton in charge. (more…)