Newcastle United “shut for business” after capturing Best

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Best - Takes the #20 shirt and Newcastle finish up their market activity

This time last year we anxiously awaited the possible signing of Michael Johnson from Manchester City but we were left empty handed, with only Kevin Nolan & Ryan Taylor to show for our troubles, in what proved to be a disastrous January transfer window. Now though, a year on, we’ve signed Wayne Routledge, Mike Williamson, Patrick van Aanholt, Fitz Hall, Danny Simpson and now, Leon Best from Coventry City. The Irish international signs on a 3 and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee. If reports are to be believed, Newcastle have tested Leeds United resolve with a ladt minute bid for their prominent goal-scorer, Jermaine Beckford.

However, Tyne Time understands that Sky Sports’s David Craig has made it clear that Chris Hughton is finishing his Winter deal shopping. The only activity is on Wearside who will attempt and clinch the loan signing of Alan Hutton with rumours also rife that Benjani could get a last gasp move.

It’s been a successful transfer window for Newcastle and more importantly we’ve got rid of Geremi kept hold of our best players in Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith etc.

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bri: ⏱ 01/02/2010

yeah what a good transfer window for us but still it could of been better if we had of only offerd 500k more for moses and 300k more for beckford if only lol

bri: ⏱ 01/02/2010

yeah what a good transfer window for us but still it could of been better if we had of only offerd 500k more for moses and 300k more for beckford if only lol

SeasonTicketHolder: ⏱ 01/02/2010

All in all i think its been a good transfer window for a good championship club!!

SeasonTicketHolder: ⏱ 01/02/2010

All in all i think its been a good transfer window for a good championship club!!

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2010

That question will linger for years Bri, we'll just have to see.

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

r.keane talking to celtic there window closes at 12pm would have been good at toon doocey

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

r.keane talking to celtic there window closes at 12pm would have been good at toon doocey

Killy Mag: ⏱ 01/02/2010

check out goal number 5! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIaF_I5i8sc

Killy Mag: ⏱ 01/02/2010

check out goal number 5! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIaF_I5i8sc

Splodge: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I'm not sure about Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan being our best players. Fair enough Smith puts efforts in and can tackle, although pretty badly sometimes. Nolan can header a ball well. Apart from that they bring nothing to the team and are so slow its painful to watch. I would happily sell them on.

Splodge: ⏱ 01/02/2010

I'm not sure about Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan being our best players. Fair enough Smith puts efforts in and can tackle, although pretty badly sometimes. Nolan can header a ball well. Apart from that they bring nothing to the team and are so slow its painful to watch. I would happily sell them on.

Markaccus: ⏱ 01/02/2010

>>killymag...I can think of a few other bloggs where you could post that goal link! There is alot of negativity about Best knocking around on the net at the moment and something like that might change a few attitudes!! Deffo worth giving him a chance, even without seeing that goal. Wish we had more creativity in midfield, but otherwise a canny window for us

Markaccus: ⏱ 01/02/2010

>>killymag...I can think of a few other bloggs where you could post that goal link! There is alot of negativity about Best knocking around on the net at the moment and something like that might change a few attitudes!! Deffo worth giving him a chance, even without seeing that goal. Wish we had more creativity in midfield, but otherwise a canny window for us

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

DOOCEY,just looking quite a few players coming in worked for I.DOWIE is this a the way its fell,might just be my evil mind working overtime

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

DOOCEY,just looking quite a few players coming in worked for I.DOWIE is this a the way its fell,might just be my evil mind working overtime

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Good spot Icedog but it seems as if these are all Chris's choices for once.

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Good spot Icedog but it seems as if these are all Chris's choices for once.

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

must be my mind,doocey,just thought AS&ID,had left a little bit of paper lying around?

icedog: ⏱ 01/02/2010

must be my mind,doocey,just thought AS&ID,had left a little bit of paper lying around?

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Haha maybe. Although the tactics mustn't be on that same page! :D

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2010

Haha maybe. Although the tactics mustn't be on that same page! :D

toon mad john: ⏱ 01/02/2010

not a bad transfer window, dont know to much about best but lets get behind them and finish of the job we started

toon mad john: ⏱ 01/02/2010

not a bad transfer window, dont know to much about best but lets get behind them and finish of the job we started