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Slow news day: Erdinç, Routledge and non sequitur logic

July 30th, 2011 | 20 Comments |

No decision from Mevlüt Erdinç yet.
Will he or won't he?
Newcastle United were allegedly expecting a decision from Mevlüt Erdinç yesterday but no word of any decision has yet come out. Meanwhile, Swansea step up Routledge interest.

It’s Saturday, which as all people of a certain age know is Tiswas day and I think everyone in the football world is out flinging flans at people because there’s absolutely no news at all.

Elements of the press yesterday suggested that we wanted – nay, demanded – that Mevlüt Erdinç make up his mind about whether or not he wants to become a Toon player by the end of the day. For all I know we might have dispatched Graham Carr to attack electrodes to his nether regions and already have his decision, but any decision by Erdinç isn’t public knowledge if it has been made. (more…)


Update: Enrique, Routledge, Cabaye, Sporting Kansas City and the pitch invasion

July 19th, 2011 | 5 Comments |

Newcastle United latest.
Man kicks football - whatever next?
Newcastle United latest: Liverpool allegedly closing in on Enrique, Swansea City make improved bit for Wayne Routledge, the US tour gets underway tomorrow at Sporting Kansas City and the FA are awaiting reports about the pitch invasion at Darlington.

The whole Jose Enrique situation is beginning to grind on me at the moment, so I’ll be brief.

According to press reports, Liverpool are ‘closing in’ with an £11.5m deal for the player, which – if true – must be a very recent move by Dalglish’s mob because just a few days ago Alan Pardew said this in relation to the Enrique situation:

We have had no concrete offers.

I’ll be disappointed if he does go to Liverpool after all his crowing about wanting Champions League football although, if he’s clearly not going to sign a contract for us, I’ll be glad to see the back of him so that we can recruit a replacement left-back well before the new season gets under way. (more…)