43 players linked with Toon move – 4 arrive

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

### Zurab - Only player not linked

In a special edition of Tyne Time we today look at the sheer amount of players that have been linked with Newcastle United since relegation and the ones that actually arrived. As you probably can figure, there’s been truly rubbish transfer rumours put in our street and we’ve dealt with them. My headline is probably inappropriate and is far less than the actual figure but I’ve picked out 43 main players that has been linked to the sacred Black and White jersey and some of them, will just make you laugh. The ironic thing is, the media, who make up about 84% of the rumours,  have rarely ever predicted the actual players who arrived at Newcastle and their infamous sources seem to have deserted them. So here it is, a prestigious list, compiled by Tyne Time, of 43 players who never made the trip to Tyneside. Enjoy.

  1. Even days after relegation the media produced an unbelievable rumour that Raul (yes the Real Madrid veteran) was about to make a move up North East, trading Sunny Spain for a temperate Tyneside.

  2. Andy Griffin

  3. Per Ciljan Skjelbred

  4. Vegard Forren

  5. Gary Caldwell

  6. Aiden McGeady

  7. Fraizer Campbell

  8. Fitz Hall

  9. Jack Rodwell

  10. Michael Turner

  11. Kamil Zayatte

  12. Stanislav Varga

  13. Franco di Santo

  14. Dexter Blackstock

  15. Jermaine Beckford

  16. Sol Campbell

  17. Ched Evans

  18. Danny Shittu

  19. Mike Williamson

  20. James Vaughan

  21. Michael Misfud

  22. Gareth Bale

  23. Andy O’Brien

  24. Tommy Smith

  25. Craig Cathcart

  26. Matty Kilgallon

  27. Jack Colback

  28. Jake Livermore

  29. Rob Earnshaw

  30. Danny Rose

  31. Solvi Ottesen

  32. Michael Scharner

  33. Titus Bramble

  34. Caleb Folan

  35. Daniel Cousin

  36. David Healy

  37. Paul Scholes

  38. Aaron Hughes

  39. Jermaine Jackson

  40. Leroy Lita

  41. David Wheater

  42. Kieran Richardson

And finally probably the most bizarre rumour that I’ve heard in the last few months, was the report in one of the country’s tabloids :

Joe Kinnear returning to Newcastle United as manager.

Joseph Kinnear

Sorry Joe, you did a good job while in charge but the chances of you returning to Newcastle (or being allowed) to were minimal, although an outburst at Simon Bird is always welcome 🙂

So there we are, 43 players linked and these are the players who actually arrived :

  1. Danny Simpson (Manchester United)

  2. Peter Lovenkrands (Free Agrent)

  3. Zurab Khizanishvili (Blackburn Rovers)

  4. Marlon Harewood (Aston Villa)

Although probably Marlon and Peter were linked extensively, Zurab’s transfer came out of the blue really,  but a pleasant surprise.

‘Til Tomorrow

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