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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…)


Newcastle confirm Perch capture.

July 5th, 2010 | 127 Comments |

Perch is hooked.
Perch is hooked.
Well it was breaking news this morning but now it has turned to confirmed news – James Perch has officially signed for Newcastle United.

Perch has moved from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee and signed a 4-yearr contract on Tyneside where he will hopefully become a valuable squad member. It was revealed earlier that a fee had been agreed between the two clubs and that Perch would sign subject to passing a medical.

James Perch had been linked with us back in January which is perhaps something to do with Colin Calderwood who used to be his manager at Nottingham Forest, although according to the news on the official club website, Hughton has been fishing for Perch for sometime now. Speaking to nufc.co.uk, Hughton had this to say; (more…)