Bring on the Zoltan! Or not?

Gera'd up for Newcastle?
The agent of Zoltan Gera has distanced the player from a summer move to St James’ Park, although he didn’t fully refute any claims of Newcastle United’s apparent interest in the player.

I say apparent interest as it’s news to me. To put it simply, in my opinion anyway, for speculation to be backed away from there must have been some form of speculation in the first place. We have been linked with Gera before, although it was in the distant past, so quite where this recent link has come from is news to me!

Gera will be a free agent in the summer so it would be foolish not to look at him as a potential recruitment in the summer. I actually think he is a decent player to be fair. A world beater he isn’t, but he is certainly a reliable and dependable player for almost any Premier League squad that happens to be outside of the top seven clubs.

So would I have him at Newcastle? Yes, because he would make our squad stronger, and it is a squad game after all as Newcastle are finding out to their cost at the moment. It’s all kind of irrelevant anyway though given that his agent has calmed down any whispers of a move to Tyneside. Speaking to Hungarian publication Origo.hu., Vladan Filipovic, who represents the 31-year-old had this to say when quizzed about a summer move for his client;

“I don’t know what is in the background, but Gera’s contract will expire this summer so Fulham can’t get money for him. I can’t confirm which teams are interested, but it’s not a secret that the half of the Premier League want to sign Gera.”

“At the moment it’s not possible to sign Gera. In England it’s not possible to sign a pre-contract before the end of the contract. He could only sign a pre-contract if a team would like to sign him from outside of Great Britain. This may also be a possibility for him.”

Quite how the link to Newcastle was derived from that excerpt is beyond me, but that is what is being reported in the home country of the player.

Hungary used to be pretty hot at this football lark and are widely regarded as the team that changed the face of European football, if not World football. With players like Ferenc Puskas and Sandor Kocsis they were regarded as one of the best teams of the 20th Century. Perhaps Newcastle are trying to build their own ‘Magical Magyar’s’ with Gera and Tamas Kadar? Ok, that maybe a bit of a stretch, but you get the point.

What would you think of signing Zoltan Gera? Would he be a good addition to the squad? Do you think that he isn’t good enough?

Lets us know what you think.

66 thoughts on “Bring on the Zoltan! Or not?

  1. I think it must be a secret “half the premier league” want to sign him!!, his agent talks more pish than Judas………..would have had him as a squad player a couple of years ago as he’s decent enough, but 32 next month no thanks.

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  2. Thanks to everyone who gave me info on the ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’. Much appreciated. a 7 DVD Box set is winging its way to me as we speak! 😎

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  3. Jill…I did reply to you ref the “torrent” thing, though I don’t know if it’s strictly legal and it’s usually only the likes of Jay who would do such a thing πŸ˜‰

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  4. Thanks for the ‘torrent’ info but it wouldn’t work for me when I tried it. It told me I needed a plug in but the plug in was only compatible with Windows and I have a Mac.
    Anybody know if Barton is in the line up today?

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  5. Ah…..in that case I’ll shut up then πŸ˜€

    Late fitness test for JB was the last I heard.

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  6. Jill,

    I will be keeping an eye out for the team new so will update as soon as I can, nipping out in a minute to buy new stuff for the bairns room πŸ˜•

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  7. Drogba to the Toon??? Well Mr. T wouldn’t mind!
    He seems unsettled after the arrival of Torres
    Definitely worth a shot if he’s willing to be on reasonable wages.

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  8. “Definitely worth a shot if he’s willing to be on reasonable wages.”

    I would say that blows it well out the water then!
    Looking for his last big meal ticket

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  9. If we sign this guy we might as well turn the lights out!

    He’s 31 and is on a downward curve. Forget it!

    Off out in Yarm this afternoon for a mates 30th, hopefully by the time I try and watch MOTD tonight we’ll have won.

    Just for the record I expect us to get beat today so don’t be suprised to see us come back with a 0-2 win…

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  10. No thanks to Zoltan and the Dog will not be heading north.

    The brain says we will get nowt today but do you know something lads and lasses my brain has been wrong before. I think Ranger could be a good option today.

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  11. Think it was V Forest when Collymore raced pass the defence just Pav to beat right at the end of the game, Pav came out and plucked the ball of his toes. The whole ground singing “Pavel is Geordie, Pavel is a Geordie, la la la la, la la la la”….Legend πŸ˜€

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  12. West Ham are 9/2 to nick a win, so I have opted for a treble with West Ham, Blackpool and the Toon at 82/1 on one of my few coupons today.

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  13. pity the malta lge are not on there i could give you a few tips like πŸ˜‰ still freindly with a old guy over there who was malta famous internationl c/f in the 50s,tales he told me would curl your ears,not saying there prone to the odd back-handers like,cough cough

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  14. Looking like it’s definite.

    Leon Best will not feature today at Stoke
    think bet365 will let me change my mind?

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  15. So the striking options are Lovenkrands, Nile Ranger, Ameobi, Shefki Kuqi and Airey. I would start with Shola and Ranger.

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  16. DAVE they think theres a bully or two on this site πŸ˜‰ cannot think who that would be like 😯

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  17. MORENO,ranger with kuqi for me,never been a shola lover like πŸ˜€ need big guys today,not someone who keeps falling doon

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  18. Moreno would agree with you about starting Shola with Ranger. If Ranger doesn’t do much, you could still move him on the flank and put in Kuqi to deal with headers. Don’t think Lovenkrands should be on today.

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  19. Ice it must be Richie they are thinking off πŸ˜†
    As for the Strikers I would go with the Lone Ranger and the Cookie monster and if that dosn’t work maybe bring Bambi on around the 60-70 min mark
    Howay the Lads

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