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Should Newcastle United try for this French forward in January?

Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring for Lyon

Gomis – Has confirmed that he plans on leaving Lyon in the summer

In a recent interview with a dominant French paper long-term Newcastle United target Bafetimbi Gomis confirmed that he plans on leaving his current club on a free transfer in June of 2014. Graham Carr, the scouting team and Joe Kinnear all hoped to conclude a deal for the French international in September but meddling agents and seemingly extradordinate hidden fees meant the proposed £6m move fell through despite Gomis’ desire to move to St. James’ Park. The 28 year-old has already netted seven times this season in Ligue 1 & I must say that I’ve watched quite a bit of Lyon this season (mainly because of outstanding talent that is Clément Grenier) which had led me to the conclusion that Gomis is not particularly [Read more →]

December 24, 2013   No Comments

Mike Ashley and the NUFC board deserve credit for French haulings

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley alongside MD Derek Llambias attend a game

Ashley – Introduced a ruthlessness to the transfer market for the first time

When Adam le Fondre smashed home his second goal of the game at a bitter St.James’ Park, a cold, hard realisation reverberated all the way from the Milburn Stand to the desks of Newcastle United’s hierarchy. NUFC were sinking, and well and truly mired in a relegation battle for the second time in four years. Something needed to be done about it, the same mistakes made in 2009 could not be repeated in 2013. Newcastle United needed new players, and by the quantity or else, Pardew and his questionable tactics could find the northeast outfit dumped into the nPower Championship, and miss out on that lucrative pot of gold that is [Read more →]

January 27, 2013   9 Comments

Newcastle United fans need to calm down and remain patient

Alan Pardew during a game in charge of NUFC

Pardew – Knows that players haven’t performed to their ability this season

Much can be said about Newcastle United’s current form. Uninspiring, insufficient, immature: the list goes on. However, while some people may argue that we are looking like a team destined for relegation, others will argue that such a lamentable lapse in form is normal, and was a matter of time before we endured a period of defeats. You see, it’s easy to get used to winning. Losing, not so much. Last season Newcastle United went on a shuddering streak of form, beating almost everyone in front of them at certain stages of the season. Manchester United [Read more →]

December 17, 2012   9 Comments

Moussa Sissoko would be a very astute signing by Alan Pardew

Sissoko – A very talented midfielder that would take the EPL by storm

Unlike many years previous, Newcastle United have a very strong midfield contingent on the books. From Yohan Cabaye as far down to Dan Gosling we happen to have a little bit of depth, but of course this should not, and will not stop Graham Carr from compiling reports on potential signings. The latest man on the list is 23 year-old Moussa Sissoko, of Toulouse. Apparently his contract allows teams to engage in pre-contract negotiations so needless to say, Newcastle United have been sniffing around. Sissoko is combative midfielder [Read more →]

November 1, 2012   2 Comments