If Beckford bid fails for the last time, Hughton will look elsewhere

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Chris Hughton won't be bullied into heightening price for Beckford

Chris Hughton has today again reiterated his stance on Jermaine Beckford’s transfer scenario. Hughton has made it no secret that he’s after the 6’2 striker but insists that he’ll neither heighten his price, or be forced to do so. It’s believed that Newcastle have issued Leeds with an ultimatum, a bid of just about £2m, a take it or leave it offer for the Elland Road outfit. There’s no doubt that Beckford wants to join Newcastle and has even issued a transfer request to speed up his move away from Leeds if possible. Yesterday it was reported that Wigan & Wolves had joined the chase for the FA Cup hero but there hasn’t been any developments on their side as of yet.

If Hughton’s third bid is indeed rejected then he says he will look elsewhere, and we’re glad. The likes of Nicky Maynard, Peter Whittingham, Billy Sharp, Brett Ormerod and many others spring to mind.

Hughton said :

‘We’re not at the back end of the transfer window yet.

‘In the ideal scenario you do your business as quickly as possible, but in most cases it doesn’t tend to happen that way. That’s the frustration this window brings.

‘We’d rather do it nice and early, know what we have and go on from there, but that hasn’t been the case.

It seems as if Kilgallon will be staying with Sheffield United until the end of the season which means that he can move on a free in the summer. Kilgallon is highly rated by most Newcastle fans and the majority of supporters were disappointed to miss out on him. It seems as if he’d be number one choice with Beckford second. No surprise really.

Hughton continued :

‘There comes a time when we will have to look elsewhere.’

I’d like to hear that because if I’m honest, Jermaine Beckford isn’t my first choice, however I’m sure there are a lot of Toon fans out there who would love to see the former RAC worker pull on the Black & White of Newcastle.

‘I can’t see us failing to sign anyone this month, in all honesty. What I wouldn’t want to do is say categorically that won’t happen, but I can’t see it.’

So there you have it, in the most complicated way of putting it :D. Hughton says he expects us to sign someone and more than likely will, however there’s still that little chance no one will arrive this January on Tyneside.

Sound familiar?

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Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

no new signing in january , loans in february - thanks mike ! you big fat rich excuse of a human being.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

no new signing in january , loans in february - thanks mike ! you big fat rich excuse of a human being.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

young doocey - sort me post out man , me fans wont be able to read it.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

young doocey - sort me post out man , me fans wont be able to read it.

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

I don't see much wrong with the post, besides some of the content :D

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

thanks mike you big fat poor ok roy

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

I don't see much wrong with the post, besides some of the content :D

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

cheers batty , what do you mean doocey ?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

cheers batty , what do you mean doocey ?

Geordiedoonsooth: ⏱ 12/01/2010

It wouldn't suprise me if Fat Tw*t & Lamear*e don't sign anyone.

Geordiedoonsooth: ⏱ 12/01/2010

It wouldn't suprise me if Fat Tw*t & Lamear*e don't sign anyone.

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

How about now Roy?

pb: ⏱ 12/01/2010

just bring back marlon

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

How about now Roy?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

fraid youv'e lost me doocey - what are you on about ?

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

nope dooc still cant see it :lol:

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

What about your comment now? What you looking me to change with it? :D

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

thanks batty - sorry doocey , am off to bed.

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

doocey a think he want u too shift the date on his 1st comment iam in stitches here lol

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

doocey a think he want u too shift the date on his 1st comment iam in stitches here lol

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 12/01/2010

cropper shut the F**K UP!!!

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

doocey iam off before dolly dobbin starts on me lol like it did on workys lol

Jimmy: ⏱ 12/01/2010

i dnt see anyting wrong with roi's comment?

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

doocey iam off before dolly dobbin starts on me lol like it did on workys lol

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Roy, is the date over-riding your comment? What browser are you using?

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Roy, is the date over-riding your comment? What browser are you using?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

browser what's a browser ?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

browser what's a browser ?

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera? Which one you using ya messer? :D

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera? Which one you using ya messer? :D

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

--------windows xp

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

--------windows xp

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Ah right. Can't help ya there so :D

Doocey: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Ah right. Can't help ya there so :D

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

are you still there ?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

no probs son - christ wish i'd never said nowt.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

no probs son - christ wish i'd never said nowt.

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 12/01/2010

and i thought batty was bad , dear me cropper takes the biscuit.

Tim Howell: ⏱ 12/01/2010

think it'll be Harewood....proven in the prem & at the toon for £1.5mill, at least it's someone who won;t rock the boat & is'nt craving to be a billy big biscuits which is all I've read about D.B and not just from disgruntled sheep sha**ers, sorry I mean Leeds fans. Main bit of beesknees will be signing up young Danny Simpson, bout a million and we are laughing...I think he has not put a foot wrong. Talk of bring the Xisco kid back too if we do not get a signing up front, cant see him trying too hard in the freezing north east after his prolonger mope in the sun. Who knows eh lads ? One thing for sure Mike Ashley aint making £7mill per month out of Nufc. WTF they got that figure from I don't know, a pissed up charver at the strawberry ? Maybe... Happy new year lads Tim

Tim Howell: ⏱ 12/01/2010

think it'll be Harewood....proven in the prem & at the toon for £1.5mill, at least it's someone who won;t rock the boat & is'nt craving to be a billy big biscuits which is all I've read about D.B and not just from disgruntled sheep sha**ers, sorry I mean Leeds fans. Main bit of beesknees will be signing up young Danny Simpson, bout a million and we are laughing...I think he has not put a foot wrong. Talk of bring the Xisco kid back too if we do not get a signing up front, cant see him trying too hard in the freezing north east after his prolonger mope in the sun. Who knows eh lads ? One thing for sure Mike Ashley aint making £7mill per month out of Nufc. WTF they got that figure from I don't know, a pissed up charver at the strawberry ? Maybe... Happy new year lads Tim

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Dolly Dobbin says: January 12, 2010 at 5:30 pmand i thought batty was bad , dear me cropper takes the biscuit. <<<<< and you eat it

batty: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Dolly Dobbin says: January 12, 2010 at 5:30 pmand i thought batty was bad , dear me cropper takes the biscuit. <<<<< and you eat it

The Entertainers: ⏱ 12/01/2010

CH appears to be confident of landing Beckford,but if this drags on he will have to look else where, with Harewood being the only worthy option left. As for the above mentioned, i personally think Wittingham is not the striker we need, Sharp is hit and miss in this league,never mind the PL. Maynard would be the striker i would like, but as Bristol City paid over 2 million for him hes out of our league ! Sad isnt it! Beckford or Harewood...........lets pray the Toon and Leeds can find some middle ground and pay £1.75 million.

The Entertainers: ⏱ 12/01/2010

CH appears to be confident of landing Beckford,but if this drags on he will have to look else where, with Harewood being the only worthy option left. As for the above mentioned, i personally think Wittingham is not the striker we need, Sharp is hit and miss in this league,never mind the PL. Maynard would be the striker i would like, but as Bristol City paid over 2 million for him hes out of our league ! Sad isnt it! Beckford or Harewood...........lets pray the Toon and Leeds can find some middle ground and pay £1.75 million.

whatsgoinonoutthere: ⏱ 12/01/2010

lets hope leeds turn it down, billy sharp would be much better and younger!

Jack Emery: ⏱ 12/01/2010

fuck the entertainers

Jack Emery: ⏱ 12/01/2010

fuck the entertainers

Hitman: ⏱ 12/01/2010

missed me appointment at the job centre today , slept right through it like i was in a coma. doocey wouldn't have any of those you mention from what i've seen their just a bunch of lazy b@astards. right am off to the club for a few pints and a game of bingo , see ye's later.

Hitman: ⏱ 12/01/2010

missed me appointment at the job centre today , slept right through it like i was in a coma. doocey wouldn't have any of those you mention from what i've seen their just a bunch of lazy b@astards. right am off to the club for a few pints and a game of bingo , see ye's later.

chuck: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Not that certain he`s what we need. Much rather have moses @ Palace or even Best @ coventry. Two youngsters who look the real deal, sign em now before they become expensive.

chuck: ⏱ 12/01/2010

Not that certain he`s what we need. Much rather have moses @ Palace or even Best @ coventry. Two youngsters who look the real deal, sign em now before they become expensive.

tracy cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

marlon harewood is sh1t big time will be devastated if we get him back we need some flair cause a pure long ball shit a would to see us get whittingham from cardiff ashley must realise he has let 10 -15 players leave and only brought in one danny simpson providing we go up fingers crossed how is much that goin to cost cause thats wot it will take to maintain our pl survival

tracy cropper: ⏱ 12/01/2010

marlon harewood is sh1t big time will be devastated if we get him back we need some flair cause a pure long ball shit a would to see us get whittingham from cardiff ashley must realise he has let 10 -15 players leave and only brought in one danny simpson providing we go up fingers crossed how is much that goin to cost cause thats wot it will take to maintain our pl survival

Maggiepie: ⏱ 12/01/2010

I can't see us not signing no-one for nothing not during this window neither - or not?

Maggiepie: ⏱ 12/01/2010

I can't see us not signing no-one for nothing not during this window neither - or not?

whatsgoinonoutthere: ⏱ 13/01/2010

victor moses i agree would be an exceptional signing, but cant see that happening!! we will end up with no one, a couple of loan signings is what i expect!! Club still has no forward thinking, no stability and certainly no direction, these clowns at the helm need a kick up the backside!! houghton has done a good job dont get me wrong, but not convinced about anything at nufc, nothing suprises me, it is so upsetting how far we have dropped!! In my opinion we should be buying 17 18 19 year olds who will do a job in this league and can then be nurtured when back in the premier league with some more experienced and better players bought when promoted! Nile ranger should be playing week in week out, give the kid a real run of games, vuckic why hasnt he featured?? if he is as good as everyone says, were crying out for a creative midfielder!!

whatsgoinonoutthere: ⏱ 13/01/2010

victor moses i agree would be an exceptional signing, but cant see that happening!! we will end up with no one, a couple of loan signings is what i expect!! Club still has no forward thinking, no stability and certainly no direction, these clowns at the helm need a kick up the backside!! houghton has done a good job dont get me wrong, but not convinced about anything at nufc, nothing suprises me, it is so upsetting how far we have dropped!! In my opinion we should be buying 17 18 19 year olds who will do a job in this league and can then be nurtured when back in the premier league with some more experienced and better players bought when promoted! Nile ranger should be playing week in week out, give the kid a real run of games, vuckic why hasnt he featured?? if he is as good as everyone says, were crying out for a creative midfielder!!

nightfall: ⏱ 13/01/2010

buying a teenagre forward would be a mistake...ffs we have carroll, ranger, vuckic, etc. we need a 30-year old striker, who will pass on experiances onto them & wont get in way of their developement.. or else our youngsters wont get enough chances & they'll eventually leave.. get harewood & zurab back on load..& sign simpson & skjalebred

nightfall: ⏱ 13/01/2010

buying a teenagre forward would be a mistake...ffs we have carroll, ranger, vuckic, etc. we need a 30-year old striker, who will pass on experiances onto them & wont get in way of their developement.. or else our youngsters wont get enough chances & they'll eventually leave.. get harewood & zurab back on load..& sign simpson & skjalebred

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 13/01/2010

I think the fall back plan is indeed to get Harewood and Zurab back on loan and that wouldn't be all that bad. Then we could try to sign Beckford and Kilgallon in the saummer for free - although it looks like Everton have Matthew tied up. We could also get Simpson for free in the summer - if we can extend his loan until the end of the season - and certainly Ferguson doesn't seem too keen to take him back to Old Trafford.

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 13/01/2010

I think the fall back plan is indeed to get Harewood and Zurab back on loan and that wouldn't be all that bad. Then we could try to sign Beckford and Kilgallon in the saummer for free - although it looks like Everton have Matthew tied up. We could also get Simpson for free in the summer - if we can extend his loan until the end of the season - and certainly Ferguson doesn't seem too keen to take him back to Old Trafford.

icedog: ⏱ 13/01/2010

EDH some of the press saying harewood has been off to leeds,also the french player arsn,are after has to get 12mil signing on fee by l/pool 60,000 aweek if true that is obscene,but thats the press

icedog: ⏱ 13/01/2010

EDH some of the press saying harewood has been off to leeds,also the french player arsn,are after has to get 12mil signing on fee by l/pool 60,000 aweek if true that is obscene,but thats the press

Jack Emery: ⏱ 13/01/2010

hitman what the fuck talk about newcastle you stupid fucking retard, I mean how stupid can you be going to the job centre. you know what that means, your a fucking spacker. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Jack Emery: ⏱ 13/01/2010

hitman what the fuck talk about newcastle you stupid fucking retard, I mean how stupid can you be going to the job centre. you know what that means, your a fucking spacker. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hitman: ⏱ 13/01/2010

dick emery unless you want a size 10 hobnailed boot up your jacksie you better learn some respect you lazy b@stard. am off to me mothers for me tea and a bit chin wag and she'll probably give is a few quid for a couple of pints , catch ye's later.

Hitman: ⏱ 13/01/2010

dick emery unless you want a size 10 hobnailed boot up your jacksie you better learn some respect you lazy b@stard. am off to me mothers for me tea and a bit chin wag and she'll probably give is a few quid for a couple of pints , catch ye's later.