Beckford – Confirms he’s joining Newcastle United

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Beckford - Seems pretty happy about joining Newcastle eh?

News has just broke that Jermaine Beckford is joining Newcastle United. In possibly the shortest interview I’ve even read, Beckford simply said he would be joining Newcastle United and nothing else. It was a Tyne Time viewer who spotted this a few minutes ago and I in return am writing about what should be our first signing of the January transfer window. Neither Leeds United or Newcastle United have confirmed that this is true but you don’t have to be a genius to work out it’s the truth (or we think so). It seems the long debacle over who he’d be joining is over, or so it appears anyway.

Speaking to GOAL, he said :

‘I’m off to Newcastle,’ though refusing to comment further.

So it seems as if he’ll be upfront for us in the very near future and tomorrow may well see him do a medical on Tyneside. The fee is still unknown but it’s rumored to be £2m or just a little bit more.

More to follow, and maybe even a few more lines from our apparent new signing 😀

Comments welcome 🙂

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sam: ⏱ 07/01/2010

How reliable is GOAL?

sam: ⏱ 07/01/2010

How reliable is GOAL?

The Entertainers: ⏱ 07/01/2010

"I'm off to Newcastle.........." Please finsh the sentance a) to join United b) to hit the Bigg Market c) to do a bit shooping at Eldon Square

The Entertainers: ⏱ 07/01/2010

"I'm off to Newcastle.........." Please finsh the sentance a) to join United b) to hit the Bigg Market c) to do a bit shooping at Eldon Square

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Well it's an official quote from Beckford himself so we have to treat it as truth. Either that of GOAL are seriously looking for traffic through fake articles :D

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Well it's an official quote from Beckford himself so we have to treat it as truth. Either that of GOAL are seriously looking for traffic through fake articles :D

cammi: ⏱ 07/01/2010

beckford is shit! i am a leeds fan the only thing hes good at is scored 1 or 2 out of 10 chances. hes lazy his first touch is shocking he has a bad attitude he doesnt pass on alot of occasion and he is no good on the ball!! waste of money but i hope he goes so mclean or barnard come in LUFC!

cammi: ⏱ 07/01/2010

beckford is shit! i am a leeds fan the only thing hes good at is scored 1 or 2 out of 10 chances. hes lazy his first touch is shocking he has a bad attitude he doesnt pass on alot of occasion and he is no good on the ball!! waste of money but i hope he goes so mclean or barnard come in LUFC!

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Except 15 million cheaper. :D

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Cammi Sounds like Owen

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Except 15 million cheaper. :D

cammi: ⏱ 07/01/2010

ye hes like owen but even worse on the ball but will score goals. if you give him 10 chances i gaurantee he will score one! like the man u game if u watch it he could of put leeds 5-0 up but he missed or he buggerd it up!

JackP: ⏱ 07/01/2010

...aye, and Geremi has signed for Turkish Delight, as well. Not saying it's not true, but I'll be waiting for confirmation.

cammi: ⏱ 07/01/2010

ye hes like owen but even worse on the ball but will score goals. if you give him 10 chances i gaurantee he will score one! like the man u game if u watch it he could of put leeds 5-0 up but he missed or he buggerd it up!

scotty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

You are only as good as the league you are in. Taking the next step up is the right move for Becks - it will bring his game on massively.... This is truly a good signing, mark my words you doubters!

scotty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

You are only as good as the league you are in. Taking the next step up is the right move for Becks - it will bring his game on massively.... This is truly a good signing, mark my words you doubters!

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

when AS set up the pre-season in the land of paddy he sort of hinted he would try to get this lad maybe as doesnt know much about c/f and pace needed,for me i have not seen him much to say but there has been some real good players move up steve copple got a few when in epl from paddy land

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

when AS set up the pre-season in the land of paddy he sort of hinted he would try to get this lad maybe as doesnt know much about c/f and pace needed,for me i have not seen him much to say but there has been some real good players move up steve copple got a few when in epl from paddy land

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Yeah, nice repeat from a fans run amatuer website like goal. In all honesty, why would he ring up goal out of all the media just to say he's off to Newcastle, which is unfortunatly unlikely to be wrong? I agree with the Leeds fan, why him, we could of got someone much better for our money. Though I doubt thats going to stop half of you going out and getting Beckford 9 on your tops though while sky interviews the chavs who live outside SJP yet again. Really bad signing for us in my opinion, I hope I'm wrong though.

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Yeah, nice repeat from a fans run amatuer website like goal. In all honesty, why would he ring up goal out of all the media just to say he's off to Newcastle, which is unfortunatly unlikely to be wrong? I agree with the Leeds fan, why him, we could of got someone much better for our money. Though I doubt thats going to stop half of you going out and getting Beckford 9 on your tops though while sky interviews the chavs who live outside SJP yet again. Really bad signing for us in my opinion, I hope I'm wrong though.

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

top of the news now well done doocey would have took me 2weeks to type that then you couldnt read it for all the spelling guffs

Weres that batty cunt: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Weres that batty cunt who never had a job the fucking hobo

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

top of the news now well done doocey would have took me 2weeks to type that then you couldnt read it for all the spelling guffs

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

now now go steady battys one of the great thinkers of the world,well ithink he is

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

now now go steady battys one of the great thinkers of the world,well ithink he is

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Just an interesting bet. http://www.skybet.com/skybet?action=GoEvEv&id=12102067& Sky Bet still offering 1/3 for him to join Newcastle United. Easiest money you'll ever make, either that, or give it to me. Your choice.

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Just an interesting bet. http://www.skybet.com/skybet?action=GoEvEv&id=12102067& Sky Bet still offering 1/3 for him to join Newcastle United. Easiest money you'll ever make, either that, or give it to me. Your choice.

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Good job - very pleased - pity we couldn't have tied up Kilgallon too - but maybe we now get Matthew for free in the summer. With Kadar looking so good a prospect, we probably need just an on-loan center-back through the end of the season. Taylor, Coloccini and Kadar have all looked good this season.

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Good job - very pleased - pity we couldn't have tied up Kilgallon too - but maybe we now get Matthew for free in the summer. With Kadar looking so good a prospect, we probably need just an on-loan center-back through the end of the season. Taylor, Coloccini and Kadar have all looked good this season.

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

well well doocey now we know where ashley got the money from wonder what odds he got

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

well well doocey now we know where ashley got the money from wonder what odds he got

bowburnmag: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Aye, I guess to be certain we can only wait and see. I'm not sure how reliable goal is either? Anyone know the craic? Flying now dooce ;) and to think you were fretting about newsnow eh? worky's the boss and he probably agrees too, being a pro but I say good call on the ads mate. If you're not in it to make wedge then, keep it tidy.

bowburnmag: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Aye, I guess to be certain we can only wait and see. I'm not sure how reliable goal is either? Anyone know the craic? Flying now dooce ;) and to think you were fretting about newsnow eh? worky's the boss and he probably agrees too, being a pro but I say good call on the ads mate. If you're not in it to make wedge then, keep it tidy.

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

bowburnmag;the leeds press are saying clubs to confirm friday after medical but is the toon mind doocey put the odds in my mind maybe ashley got real good oods to get the cash

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

bowburnmag;the leeds press are saying clubs to confirm friday after medical but is the toon mind doocey put the odds in my mind maybe ashley got real good oods to get the cash

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

dont know what to say apart from hope he scores a bag full of goals for us this sites looking quite good now doocey

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

dont know what to say apart from hope he scores a bag full of goals for us this sites looking quite good now doocey

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

BATTY you took words out of my mouth,said it before easy for old git like me to follow m8 the lads doing a top job

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

BATTY you took words out of my mouth,said it before easy for old git like me to follow m8 the lads doing a top job

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog how old r u m8

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog how old r u m8

Ventura: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Doocey, Congrats mate your sites looking good.

Ventura: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Doocey, Congrats mate your sites looking good.

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

doocey always felt abit sorry for u not getting many hits but no need to any more :lol: keep up the good work

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

doocey always felt abit sorry for u not getting many hits but no need to any more :lol: keep up the good work

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Cheers lads. I'm not going to crowd the site with Adsense ads of popups I promise you that. Ed didn't mean to either on his 'blog but there was an error in the way the ads were displayed I think. Haha Bowburnmag, NewsNow has been a blessing really :D I ain't in it to make huge money but the odd advertising deal won't go a stray, providing it's relevent stuff etc.

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Cheers lads. I'm not going to crowd the site with Adsense ads of popups I promise you that. Ed didn't mean to either on his 'blog but there was an error in the way the ads were displayed I think. Haha Bowburnmag, NewsNow has been a blessing really :D I ain't in it to make huge money but the odd advertising deal won't go a stray, providing it's relevent stuff etc.

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

BATTY;thats right to the point m8 thats what i like about you,let me put it this way i watched wor jackie a play a lot bobby mich ect also played a bit got good money to 7/6d a week plus travel allow can you work it from there also takes me a age to find these bloody keys jackie dee keeps getting in my eyes

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

BATTY;thats right to the point m8 thats what i like about you,let me put it this way i watched wor jackie a play a lot bobby mich ect also played a bit got good money to 7/6d a week plus travel allow can you work it from there also takes me a age to find these bloody keys jackie dee keeps getting in my eyes

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog u know iam not that clever man :lol: well iam 41 beleive or not ha

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog u know iam not that clever man :lol: well iam 41 beleive or not ha

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

how old are y u old git :lol: joking apart ive always respected me elders

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

how old are y u old git :lol: joking apart ive always respected me elders

Robbanufc: ⏱ 07/01/2010

GOAL might just have created that quote, so I'll save the champagne until it's official. Nice to see you here, Ed! :D

Robbanufc: ⏱ 07/01/2010

GOAL might just have created that quote, so I'll save the champagne until it's official. Nice to see you here, Ed! :D

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

from the old breed eh (resect) well 67years young still a workey ticket would still have a go at fat c---

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

from the old breed eh (resect) well 67years young still a workey ticket would still have a go at fat c---

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

sorry ment respect this bloody jackie dee

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

sorry ment respect this bloody jackie dee

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Robbanufc, I doubt they did just create that quote. There's offenses against that as far as I know.

Doocey: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Robbanufc, I doubt they did just create that quote. There's offenses against that as far as I know.

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog so what y meen is ur half sozzled :lol:

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

dead right doocey and theres plenty out there looking to make a quick buck

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

not quite half m8 takes more than a bottle to get me half way never been drunk in my life,still think the wifes good looking so that will tell you

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

not quite half m8 takes more than a bottle to get me half way never been drunk in my life,still think the wifes good looking so that will tell you

thelongshanks: ⏱ 07/01/2010

I dont know if beckford would be a good signing but we are crying out for someone with pace upfront.Boyd off rangers looks a good player but honestly i aint seen much of him,beckford either.Just hope we get a few bodies in cuz we are going go through an injury spell this season and wba and forest have turned up the heat.See we being linked with rothen as well off PSG.

thelongshanks: ⏱ 07/01/2010

I dont know if beckford would be a good signing but we are crying out for someone with pace upfront.Boyd off rangers looks a good player but honestly i aint seen much of him,beckford either.Just hope we get a few bodies in cuz we are going go through an injury spell this season and wba and forest have turned up the heat.See we being linked with rothen as well off PSG.

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog i know what y meen aboot not gettin drunk ive been packed in for 12 years now but i couldnt get drunk just a used too shake that much i looked like a old war veteran m8

batty: ⏱ 07/01/2010

icedog i know what y meen aboot not gettin drunk ive been packed in for 12 years now but i couldnt get drunk just a used too shake that much i looked like a old war veteran m8

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

well lads off to the blankit show not sleepy like,but my american bulldogs say its time to go to kip saying nowt just ganning

icedog: ⏱ 07/01/2010

well lads off to the blankit show not sleepy like,but my american bulldogs say its time to go to kip saying nowt just ganning

DavidNewcastle: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Great signing!I am delighted that I may finally see him in a newcastle shirt! Welcome to Newcastle Jermaine!!

DavidNewcastle: ⏱ 07/01/2010

Great signing!I am delighted that I may finally see him in a newcastle shirt! Welcome to Newcastle Jermaine!!

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

wats this about st. ledger.heard nothing about him before.i think it would be a very good move.hes versatile.he can play CB or LB.he'll also give a bit of competiton with the bull.that can can only be better for us.he's performed well for ireland.with wats out there and available i'd be happy if we signed him. what do ye think ?

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

wats this about st. ledger.heard nothing about him before.i think it would be a very good move.hes versatile.he can play CB or LB.he'll also give a bit of competiton with the bull.that can can only be better for us.he's performed well for ireland.with wats out there and available i'd be happy if we signed him. what do ye think ?

savio: ⏱ 08/01/2010

even if this guy is shit,we should suuporting him...after all he is going to play in that famous black and white jersey...also he m8 b having some capabilities...other wise the g8 shearer wouldnt have tried to sign him,...also he have scored 20 goals this season....i have a strong feeling that he is going to be a g8 hit 4 us

savio: ⏱ 08/01/2010

even if this guy is shit,we should suuporting him...after all he is going to play in that famous black and white jersey...also he m8 b having some capabilities...other wise the g8 shearer wouldnt have tried to sign him,...also he have scored 20 goals this season....i have a strong feeling that he is going to be a g8 hit 4 us

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 08/01/2010

bluetoon..... hasn't St Ledger moved on loan to boro with view of permanaent deal in jan???? Would be a quality signing, such a good player!

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 08/01/2010

bluetoon..... hasn't St Ledger moved on loan to boro with view of permanaent deal in jan???? Would be a quality signing, such a good player!

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

he's supposed to have falle out wit strachan and is bak wit preston.celtic are also interested tho.

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

he's supposed to have falle out wit strachan and is bak wit preston.celtic are also interested tho.

Cyprus-Toon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Here's an idea, please don't shoot me, what about bring Xisco back off loan... lol He's still got 3 years left on his contract so why not let him have a go in th fizzy & see what he's capable of & if he's crap, send him back on loan!!!

Cyprus-Toon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Here's an idea, please don't shoot me, what about bring Xisco back off loan... lol He's still got 3 years left on his contract so why not let him have a go in th fizzy & see what he's capable of & if he's crap, send him back on loan!!!

Tiger wood: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Cyprus toon, not a bad idea, I didnt mind the lad, he just couldn't settle.

Tiger wood: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Cyprus toon, not a bad idea, I didnt mind the lad, he just couldn't settle.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Xisco has scored a few goals in Spain too as far as I know. Definitely worth another shot!

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Xisco has scored a few goals in Spain too as far as I know. Definitely worth another shot!

Andy: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Maybe Xisco last season just settling in to the english game, i believe we shipped him off too early. He certainly looks more mobile than the other strikers. Also for the midfield O'Hara on loan and Cleverley on permanent deal. May start producing the football we like to see and add a bit more pace to the team

Andy: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Maybe Xisco last season just settling in to the english game, i believe we shipped him off too early. He certainly looks more mobile than the other strikers. Also for the midfield O'Hara on loan and Cleverley on permanent deal. May start producing the football we like to see and add a bit more pace to the team

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Andy, there's no doubt the lad has got talent but didn't arrive at good time. All the commotion about Keegan leaving etc was over Xisco's signing so you can guess how the lad felt. I think he'll come good yet, whether it's with us or another team..

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Andy, there's no doubt the lad has got talent but didn't arrive at good time. All the commotion about Keegan leaving etc was over Xisco's signing so you can guess how the lad felt. I think he'll come good yet, whether it's with us or another team..

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

doocey;i think xisco will be sold by ashley in the window knows it wouldnt upset to many fans,will be same this window nowt,maybe some loans like some others i think ch is just a puppet not doing bad mind,from what ive seen,i like snodglass at leeds,whittingham at cardiff is one of the best players in cc.doocey can you tell me how many players we have signed since jc i think one lovincrands for nowt

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

doocey;i think xisco will be sold by ashley in the window knows it wouldnt upset to many fans,will be same this window nowt,maybe some loans like some others i think ch is just a puppet not doing bad mind,from what ive seen,i like snodglass at leeds,whittingham at cardiff is one of the best players in cc.doocey can you tell me how many players we have signed since jc i think one lovincrands for nowt

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Well the question is Icedog, will any buy Xisco? We paid £5.75m for the lad and he has potential, well I think he does anyway. The encouraging news is that we're in the market pretty quickly for players for a change. I think we all remember this time last year when nothing was done up until the last couple of days and even at that we brought zilch in.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Well the question is Icedog, will any buy Xisco? We paid £5.75m for the lad and he has potential, well I think he does anyway. The encouraging news is that we're in the market pretty quickly for players for a change. I think we all remember this time last year when nothing was done up until the last couple of days and even at that we brought zilch in.

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

dont know about potential,only saw him twice in res did nowt for me theQes is how many have we signed since jk that will give you the drive ashley has for the toon?

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

dont know about potential,only saw him twice in res did nowt for me theQes is how many have we signed since jk that will give you the drive ashley has for the toon?

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Since Joe Kinnear we've had Lovenkrands, Nolan, Pancrate, Simpson (OL) , Harewood (OL), Zurab (OL), I think anyway. Only Nolan was bought for £4m, the rest are all loans or free, although they do cost considerable wages.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Since Joe Kinnear we've had Lovenkrands, Nolan, Pancrate, Simpson (OL) , Harewood (OL), Zurab (OL), I think anyway. Only Nolan was bought for £4m, the rest are all loans or free, although they do cost considerable wages.

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

point taken m8,i know we cut cloth were we can,but 4mill in about 4 windows with 50%cut in wage bill,not going in right way in my mind as fans still pore in sjp

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

point taken m8,i know we cut cloth were we can,but 4mill in about 4 windows with 50%cut in wage bill,not going in right way in my mind as fans still pore in sjp

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Yeah true. However, the amount of other expenses Newcastle United FC incur result in huge payments. Saying that, you're right. The fans deserve something in the return for their money in the club and not for it to be paid to the likes of Geremi who collects £58,000 a week for doing nothing.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/01/2010

Yeah true. However, the amount of other expenses Newcastle United FC incur result in huge payments. Saying that, you're right. The fans deserve something in the return for their money in the club and not for it to be paid to the likes of Geremi who collects £58,000 a week for doing nothing.

Doug: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I watched Beckford a bit and he is very similar to Andy Cole in his early days, only a bit quicker! Lets hope he gets lots of chances eh!

Doug: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I watched Beckford a bit and he is very similar to Andy Cole in his early days, only a bit quicker! Lets hope he gets lots of chances eh!

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

doug;have only seen leeds play a couple of times bex was not playing but i liked the the kid snodgrass

icedog: ⏱ 08/01/2010

doug;have only seen leeds play a couple of times bex was not playing but i liked the the kid snodgrass

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

JUS A QUESTION. WHAT ABOURT SCOTT McDONALD for celtic.d poacher we need to get goasls

bluetoon: ⏱ 08/01/2010

JUS A QUESTION. WHAT ABOURT SCOTT McDONALD for celtic.d poacher we need to get goasls

TOON LAD: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I still think we need a Striker - becks winger - ? centre back - St Ledger

TOON LAD: ⏱ 08/01/2010

I still think we need a Striker - becks winger - ? centre back - St Ledger