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yeah its worrying aint it? gr needs some new faces upfront and at the back. i think one new centre half and a full back (left hopefully) should do us. names? dunno, names always escape me. ill try to find some and post later. might be worth trying to get a couple from italy/spain/france/holland on loan before wasting money on em. Distin from man city is pretty useful, so long as the price is right.
up front, dunno. mido from tottenham has fallen out with jol apparently. hed be expensive, but he gets goals. harewood would be ok, he can score, big and strong, bit of pace. or if we could rewind time about a week, did i see montella signing for bolton? if only.... more names soon if i can find anyone...
and that martins story has gotta be #$%$. hes settling in well at newcastel, scoring goals, being first choice. decent money, why would he go to chelsea to be second choice when they buy their regular summer fix of £30mil striker?
alright at the back:
van den borre: plays for anderlecht, full back or centre half. young and decent by looks of things. tottenhma looking at him, so cant be too bad.
Lauren: by all reports wenger is looking to sell lauren before his contract is up. decent, solid reliable full back, proven prem and european quality. for about £1m. bargain, IF hed join newcastle
Upson: again a fairly decent, proven prem player. problem is there would be a bidding war, and we dont want to pay over the odds for a good, not brilliant, player.
Jagielka: ok, a bit of a utilty man, but i think hes doen well his first season. plays anywhere, whihc is good for our injury ravaged side, maybe too expensive, which is bad.
Anton Ferdinand: hes been abit #$%$ this year, but was good last year. west ham need cash to rebuild side quickly, so a decent bid might see them be willing to sell. if gr could get his confidence up and motivate him, we could see him back to his best.
Collins John: always seems to do well for fulham. scores his share of goals, still only young, pretty good at holding things up and making chances. bit of an investment, but i think gr would see rapid returns.
Pandev: plays for Lazio, will be very expensive, but plays just off front man, in a bergkamp/beardlsey type of role. if you saw him against england a while back, you'll know why i suggest him.
Ronaldo: hear this out: apparently some saudi club is looking to buy him. we could take him on loan, maybe giving luque in return, then swap at end of season if he looks good. he might be fat, not as good as he used to be, and not worth his exorbitant wages, but think of teh boost to the rest of the team and the fans. think about, Ronaldo at the toon... and with a bit of help from sir bobby, it could happen...
please feel free to criticise my ideas. we will never advance without debate...
Patience Everyone!!, 3 weeks left & Newcastle always leave it until the last few days & mostly the deadline day..i.e. Rossi, Sibierski on Aug 31st...& the shameful treatment of Milner!!...so dont be surprised if anything happens for a while yet...but be nice to be proved wrong. Its difficult because of the silly prices banded about for some players that will be available for nowt in the Summer!! so probably be quite a few loan deals instead of silly priced big money deals like the stupid 12m quoted for Crouch!!!
Interesting choice of players..only ones i've heard about are Konchesky from West Ham & a Rumour on Wes Brown...but never believe it until they are holding up the shirt for the cameras!!