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Expect more Newcastle signings soon!

July 7th, 2010 | 63 Comments |

One in, with more to follow?
One in, with more to follow?
For weeks and weeks now the talk has been over transfers, and how Newcastle would need to add to their squad if they are to stave off relegation.

And for weeks and weeks it has looked like nothing has been happening on the transfer front, not even a hint of a free transfer coming through the doors at St James’ Park.

For weeks the rhetoric was the same, Newcastle would be linked with a player, it would be denied, we would be reassured that we will have signings blah blah blah.

It all started to become a bit boring and repetitve in all honesty, but that changed on Monday with the arrival of James Perch from Nottingham Forest, a transfer that actually involved us paying a fee, albeit not a large one. In fairness, the signing of Perch won’t have got fans drooling at the mouth, and that is not being harsh on the lad as he may well turn out to be a bit of shrewd business, but can you honestly say he was high up on your realistic transfer wishlist, because I can’t. (more…)


Tom Cleverley set to sign in at Newcastle.

July 6th, 2010 | 169 Comments |

Tom to Toon to be confirmed soon?
Tom to Toon to be confirmed soon?
It looks like Newcastle are set to capture their second signature of the summer as a loan deal for Manchester United’s 20-year old youngster, Tom Cleverley, looks set to be announced imminently

This comes hot on the ‘eels after landing Perch from Nottingham Forest yesterday, and after such a slow start in the market things now appear to be picking up for Newcastle United.

Cleverley signed a new three year contract at Old Trafford not so long ago, so the chances of us being able to sign him on a permanent basis after his anticipated 12-month loan deal expires look to be slim, but on the other hand it does point towards the fact that the Manchester United hierachy must rate the kid enough to offer him a new deal, unless it is a new contract put in place purely to ensure that any bidding club will have to pay top dollar for the central midfielder. (more…)


Newcastle should avoid the loan market.

May 26th, 2010 | 149 Comments |

Cleverley - A possible loan target.
Cleverley - A possible loan target.
Speculation has been rife regarding the acquisition of loan players arriving over the summer to bolster the Newcastle squad for their Premier League return.

Players like Tom Cleverley and Jack Wilshere have been mentioned as possible candidates to make the temporary switch to Tyneside, but is that really the way we should be going?

The thing about them two players is that they both play in a position that is aready equipped to get by in the Premier League, so would we really drop the likes of Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Joey Barton or Alan Smith in favour of playing a player that will only be with us on a temporary basis? I can’t see it personally, which is why I think the mention of loan deals is being very exaggerated. (more…)


Hughton finally admits interest in Arsenal starlet.

May 23rd, 2010 | 143 Comments |

Could a deal for Wilshere be on?
Could a deal for Wilshere be on?
Speculation regarding interest in signing Jack Wilshere has been doing the rounds again today, and Hughton has finally admitted to being interested in securing the services of the highly rated Arsenal youngster.

Which is a confusing one really as I covered the story about Wlishere and a possible loan switch to Tyneside a few weeks back, and whilst it would appear to be a move that would be welcomed by Newcastle fans, Chris Hughton moved quickly to dismiss any interest in the player who spent the back end of last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers. Something must have made Hughton have a change of heart though, especially after what was a very quick dismissal of the kind of player we are crying out for has been followed by this recent admission of interest in bringing the player to the club. (more…)