Allardyce wants to swap Keith Andrews for Alan Smith

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Andrews - Reportedly wanted by Chris Hughton to bolster midfield

The Sunday Papers are at it again per usual. Today they again threw up some tasty yet laughable rumours which you love to hate. The latest, is that Chris Hughton is looking to strengthen the midfield up, with Keith Andrews his preferred target. I must say, being an Irishman and seeing Andrews play internationally, he’s nothing special. Far from it actually, he’s a typical Sam Allardyce player, works hard and tackles hard. The only good game I’ve ever seen him play in an Ireland shirt was the night in Paris, where Ireland were denied a World Cup spot.

On top of all this, the icing on the cake is that Sam Allardyce wants Alan Smith in exchange. Smith, who has captained the side for large parts of the season is still unproven but far from the free-scoring forward he used to be, and Sam Allardyce can be thanked for that if you ask me.

I’m not at all surprised to see that Blackburn are indeed being linked to Smith, Big Sam is a big fan of the lad, and when in charge of Newcastle United, dished out £6m to Manchester United for his services. A big price to play for a player who hasn’t set St.James’ Park alight it’s fair to say.

I don’t want Andrews, he’s getting older and we don’t need anymore rusty midfielders that could well spend a long time on the treatment table. As well as this, Joey Barton is close to returning so that would immediately rule out any move for Andrews for the time being.

So if you’re to look at it from every angle, I think you’ll find that the Sunday Sun have again reported a pretty spectacular rumour with no truth in at all. It’s not that spectacular either really.

If Keith Andrews signs tomorrow, I’ll look a little foolish though eh? 😀 We need to keep Alan Smith anyway.

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stuart69: ⏱ 24/01/2010

i know it's impossible but i want his children

stuart69: ⏱ 24/01/2010

i know it's impossible but i want his children

thetoonarmy: ⏱ 24/01/2010

ah bless stuart69, nothings immpossable you know ;-)

thetoonarmy: ⏱ 24/01/2010

ah bless stuart69, nothings immpossable you know ;-)

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

DOOCEY;dont forget boca v rv late tonight its a derby,fell asleep,nipped over to malta other day to watch some mates play,dont like these quick trips at my age K-------

simon: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Im just wondering any any fans think smith is capable of doing the holding midfield job he is doing now in the premiership next year he doesnt seem to be as mobile as he once was a bit like butt. Maybe its time to cash in save some money and give guthrie a try or get someone else in mind you if alladyce was even thinking of a swap/px deal andrews no thanx, but morten gamst petersen and about 4m would do nicely. we seem very light weight on the right and we are starting to become predictable hence the poor results of late stop enrique and gutierezz playing and we are in trouble nothing else happening.

simon: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Im just wondering any any fans think smith is capable of doing the holding midfield job he is doing now in the premiership next year he doesnt seem to be as mobile as he once was a bit like butt. Maybe its time to cash in save some money and give guthrie a try or get someone else in mind you if alladyce was even thinking of a swap/px deal andrews no thanx, but morten gamst petersen and about 4m would do nicely. we seem very light weight on the right and we are starting to become predictable hence the poor results of late stop enrique and gutierezz playing and we are in trouble nothing else happening.

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

the press look the fool every day,our local press is the worst i have know,what a joke picking up storeys from others,and repeating the same thing talk about cut-backs!i know a lot didnt like AOLIVER but used to at least get a laugh

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

the press look the fool every day,our local press is the worst i have know,what a joke picking up storeys from others,and repeating the same thing talk about cut-backs!i know a lot didnt like AOLIVER but used to at least get a laugh

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

good shout SIMON have always rated morten plus hes not in sams plans going out sale/loan i have read

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

good shout SIMON have always rated morten plus hes not in sams plans going out sale/loan i have read

Alex: ⏱ 24/01/2010

How about a swap deal morten gamst & zurab for Nolan , after all Nolan is an allardyce player .

Alex: ⏱ 24/01/2010

How about a swap deal morten gamst & zurab for Nolan , after all Nolan is an allardyce player .

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

I'd sell smith tomorrow. He can't pass, and spends most of the game on his arse! Yes he's commited, but so am i and all the NUFC fans.

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

I'd sell smith tomorrow. He can't pass, and spends most of the game on his arse! Yes he's commited, but so am i and all the NUFC fans.

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

smith&nolan were ok in first 10 or so games,hope they are going through bad patch,have to stick to them i think,as if we sold them ashley would not reinvest the cash where would that leave us in the s--- i think

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

smith&nolan were ok in first 10 or so games,hope they are going through bad patch,have to stick to them i think,as if we sold them ashley would not reinvest the cash where would that leave us in the s--- i think

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

ssn report williamson to sign next 48hrs,is still in n/cle waiting some have quoted

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

ssn report williamson to sign next 48hrs,is still in n/cle waiting some have quoted

MacToon: ⏱ 24/01/2010

I agree with Milburn.

MacToon: ⏱ 24/01/2010

I agree with Milburn.

Doocey: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Will be interesting to see if Williamson arrives. Most of you happy with him? I won't judge until I see him play but I think he might be half decent.

Doocey: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Will be interesting to see if Williamson arrives. Most of you happy with him? I won't judge until I see him play but I think he might be half decent.

stuart69: ⏱ 24/01/2010

i've sent him roses

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

williamson 6ft 4in and ginger hair so half way there,mactoon who are we going to play instead of those two,becauce there will be no replacments squ to small now?

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

williamson 6ft 4in and ginger hair so half way there,mactoon who are we going to play instead of those two,becauce there will be no replacments squ to small now?

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Would anyone play colo in midfield instead of smith and butt? Seen him play there for us last season against man city, prob his best game, apart from the opener against man u. He's more mobile than both, can tackle better, maybe pass better? He can't play centre half in the premiership that's for sure.

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Would anyone play colo in midfield instead of smith and butt? Seen him play there for us last season against man city, prob his best game, apart from the opener against man u. He's more mobile than both, can tackle better, maybe pass better? He can't play centre half in the premiership that's for sure.

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

then who do we play at c/h milburn,not ka he is not ready yet to be main c/h as we have no taylor

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

then who do we play at c/h milburn,not ka he is not ready yet to be main c/h as we have no taylor

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Sorry mate! If we get williamson in, and taylor is fit who does he drop?

Milburn: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Sorry mate! If we get williamson in, and taylor is fit who does he drop?

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

MILBURN;i dont think williamson has played thi season yet maybe one game so will not be up to scratch yet,they saying taylor out for 2mths,so we will just try to muddle along i think.enjoying the debate with you m8

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

MILBURN;i dont think williamson has played thi season yet maybe one game so will not be up to scratch yet,they saying taylor out for 2mths,so we will just try to muddle along i think.enjoying the debate with you m8

icedog: ⏱ 25/01/2010

DOOCEY; dont forget boca v river p at 1am freeview 34 off now catch yous later

icedog: ⏱ 25/01/2010

DOOCEY; dont forget boca v river p at 1am freeview 34 off now catch yous later