Before Christmas, Newcastle were a team struggling for ideas and looked destined for a long hard slog against relegation; however, the January transfer window was approaching, giving Alan Pardew the opportunity to add numbers to his injury depleted squad. By the end of the month, Pardew had brought in no fewer than five players from the French top flight – all of whom have featured in the first team. Let’s take a look at [...]
Newcastle landed Papiss Cisse during this years transfer window in a £10 million deal from Bundesliga side Freiburg. The most prolific African in German football will form part of a “two Demba’s” strike partnership with this season’s top goalscorer Demba Ba and was issued the fabled number nine shirt. Whether the Senegal international will prove to be a success on Tyneside will only become apparent over time but there are others we know who have [...]
A season could not begin without the soap opera existence that Newcastle United FC has thrived on over the last two decades dominating headlines, from the Arsenal fiasco to derby success the Magpies have pushed hard to create an air of positivity around the club yet transfer activity still lingers on our minds. The exchange of Joey Barton for nothing is an issue that has to be dealt with, his social networking outbursts are at [...]
Within the space of one week, various media sources including Sky Sports have claimed two clubs, Charlton Athletic and French outfit Sochaux, are considering reporting Newcastle United to UEFA and the Premier League after allegedly ‘tapping up’ their players Rob Elliot (Charlton Athletic) and Modibo Maiga (Sochaux). Tapping Up For all who stand confused at the term ‘tapping up’ – In professional team sports, tapping up (British English) or tampering (American English) is an attempt to persuade a [...]
After the abandoned Fiorentina game last weekend, Alan Pardew and co. have begun their plans for the inevitable summer deadline bidding frenzy. Having secured the signing of Gabriel Obertan from Manchester United yesterday, NUFC’s summer recruitment drive has started to pick up pace again, having slowed of late. With all the doom and gloom surrounding the club recently, things are in danger of looking up – at least on the transfer front. A handful of targets have [...]
As Newcastle United’s US Tour comes to a close tomorrow when the Toon take on MLS title chasers Columbus Crew, NUFC fans are hoping for some activity in the transfer market, but following recent events, it looks as if the activity may involve player(s) leaving the club rather than bringing in reinforcements. Jose Enrique in Twittergate #2 Manager Alan Pardew, when asked about Newcastle’s wantaway full back Jose Enrique told The Journal: As a manager, of [...]
Despite the NUFC transfer shopping cart slowing to a crawl, and with transfer rumours in and out of the club decreasing over the last week, I still feel NUFC are moving in the right direction this Summer. The Darlington game must be mentioned, despite the embarrassment caused ‘on the pitch’ by the fans. The performance on the pitch by the players on the other hand was impressive. A weakened side featuring a few new faces [...]
With Charles N’Zogbia in such high demand this summer transfer window, and with his club seemingly happy to let him go at the right price, could a return to Tyneside for Charles be possible? Clubs such as Aston Villa, Everton, Sunderland and of course Newcastle United, are all reportedly interested in buying the 25 year old this summer but will any of these clubs stump up Dave Whelan’s rather large asking price? Wigan are said [...]
As I bring you the 3rd edition of this weekly transfer article, Newcastle United FC have this week released their away kit for the upcoming season, so keep an eye out for my forthcoming article on the new NUFC away kit. The Magpies have also appointed Fabricio Coloccini as the new club captain. However, on the transfer front, nothing has been confirmed by NUFC. Top stories this week have included, Mevlut Erdinc’s agent Pierre Frelot telling the Journal: He will [...]
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