Gervinho praises Newcastle as scouts prepare for weekend of work.

Gervinho? Gameiro? God knows....

Gervinho to Newcastle? Newcastle are going to be linked with an awful lot of names over the summer, but one of those names that keeps cropping up is that of Gervinho.

To start with, Cheik Tiote recommended the signing of Gervinho when asked who he would like to see playing at St James’ Park. This was then followed up by Graham Carr stating that we had been looking at the Ivory Coast international on one of our many, seemingly endless in fact, scouting missions across The Channel.

Now the player himself has fuelled rumours (or poured cold water on them, delete as you wish) by paying tribute to Newcastle United whilst stating his committment to Lille at the same time. Make of it what you will, but we’ve heard similar lines from some of our former players shortly before they moved away from NUFC. Speaking to French reporters, Gervinho had this to say;

“Newcastle are a good team. I have been linked to various teams now but I am still under contract at Lille until 2012, so I am not worrying. We are top of the league and I want to win that. At the end of the season we can sit down and see what the next step will be. I want to concentrate on my football.”

“The Spanish and English leagues are two of the best in the world and it would be a privilege to play there, but I belong to Lille until 2012.”

Make of that what you will. Understandably there are a lot of clubs interested in Gervinho, so perhaps it is some reassurance that our scouts and backroom staff are out and about again this weekend keeping tabs on potential new summer recruits. At least that way, should we not be interested in Gervinho or should any potential move not come off for him, we will at least have a backup plan. Well that’s the theory anyway.

Alan Pardew will be watching the Wales v England game this afternoon, although his only hint is that he will be watching it purely for tactical reasons and to monitor the performance of Matt Jarvis who is likely to feature for Wolves in next weekends crunch clash with Wolves at St James’ Park. Speaking to the club website about the England game, Pardew had this to say;

“I will be watching, because there’s one or two who could feature against us, like Matt Jarvis of Wolves. It will be interesting to see how that fixture unfolds.”

Pards then progressed to talking about the rest of the international fixtures. He added;

“But there will be a lot of fixtures this weekend that I will have my eye on because there’s one or two players we need to view as well. So our scouts are out and about all over Europe this weekend, checking on players we hope will have some significance here.”

Time will tell whether we are being paid lip service or whether the club are actually getting their arse into gear and are looking at doing things properly and efficiently. For the sake of Newcastle United I hope it’s the latter!

As ever, Howay the lads!

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65 thoughts on “Gervinho praises Newcastle as scouts prepare for weekend of work.

  1. It’s all well and good looking at these players but when other clubs show an interest of any magnitude we might as well forget it.
    On top of that, if the likes of Barton and Jose leave in the summer, I don’t see the point.
    I will eat humble pie if they both stay and decent players come in but I’ve heard enough from both players to suggest they have no trust in the regime so how can I ?

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  2. “They doubled your wages and gave you a five year contract Cheik….sounds like a great club, gimme some of that…!” 😆

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  3. bobby what makes you think Barton will leave? For all we know Coloccini might want out but just because he hasnt spoke to the press we dont think he will? Theres a chance of any of our players leaving as well as staying because no one has actually come out and indicated they want to leave – Jose’s words got twisted completly.

    On topic – I really hope we get Gervinho and surely having Tiote here will play a big part.

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  4. Aye Bobby, thats why we need to try and keep any targets quite until its all signed and sealed.

    I think Jose’s gone and Joey, I think will stay but probably 50/50 at the moment. We need both, give them what they want(within reason).

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  5. @Richie toon
    Can you explain why you think Joey and Jose will likely leave.
    I’ve explained it time and again but they don’t take it in.
    I don’t think either could have made it any clearer that they don’t trust the board are ambitious enough and are looking at other avenues.
    They have made it clear they are waiting to the summer to look at contracts. It was only a few weeks ago Joey was bleating on about signing in January.
    Andrewnufc, what is it you want to hear?
    Do you mix with people and understand how people interact and learn from comments and actions. Don’t worry, the vast majority on here are the same.

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  6. richietoon…ya reet…it was 6,5 years… 😉

    Dan4toon…my opinion too, if Tiote paints a good portrait of the toon why not…
    Personally I wouldn’t mind the backbone of our team being made up of Ivorians and Hispanics next season…

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  7. “Do you mix with people and understand how people interact and learn from comments and actions. Don’t worry, the vast majority on here are the same.”

    Maybe he doesnt believe piss takers whose sources had Joe Kinnear back as boss six months ago and Hughton as Chelseas number 2… 🙄

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  8. Bobby Shinton number 9 at the end of the day you are entitled to make your own unfounded statements as to how the future will pan out, as is anyone who comes on the blog…that’s what the blog is all about.. 😛

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  9. bobby, much the same. By all accounts Joey’s contract was more or less done so obviously there’s a rabbit away somewhere but I’m still hopeful they’ll sort it out as they should have realised what a miss he is when he’s not playing.
    Jose….just a feeling he’s got his heart set on a move, he doesn’t look happy to me and he’s got no chance (or very little) of a pay rise here as he’s on very good money(by Toon standards) anyway so what’s to keep him here would be my question?
    Like I said, we need to keep them here imo and if that means signing one less player in the summer to cover their wages then so be it.

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  10. I rekon Jose will leave and Barton will stay. Main factor being Barton wants to stay – been saying it all season.

    Taylor couldnt sort his deal out but eventually signed one because he wanted to stay. I really do not think we will let a player leave this summer if they want to stay – unless its Perch. 😆

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  11. Munich, Also am sure Gervinho will look at how we’ve treated Ben Arfa since he’s joined and how much of an effort we made to get him. If we show the same commitment we will have a good chance.

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  12. I hope your right Andrew…..fingers crossed, who really knows what’s going on behind the scenes 😕

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  13. I still reckon theres a chance on both, It depends how early the club act in the summer, If we could sign up a couple of good players early on in the window then it may persuade them that there is a plan.

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  14. dan4toon…agree mate…plus Ben Arfa wanted to come to the toon too, he already has the majority of fans on his side cos of that attitude…

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  15. CC…seems like congratulations are in order…you seem to have unwittingly made the 25,000 comment on this blog…!

    I reckon that toonsy owes you a pint…once he gets out of his scratcher from the night shift that is 😆 😆 😆

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  16. Yeah, I remember Ben Arfa saying he checked out the clubs background and was very impressed.

    The only thing that worries me is that nothing seems straight forward with French clubs when it comes to transfers, now I know there not exactly just going to hand their players over but Ben Arfa’s transfer dragged on for months and I remember that Ebondo we wanted from Toulouse but apparently at the last minute they upped the price from 3 to 6million. Or that could of just been Joe Kinnear talking out his @rse again 😆

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  17. Every transfer window comes and every time you’s dream of great signings only to be let down time and time again.
    I really do believe your only communication avenue is via this blog and yous all subconsciously delude each other.
    Is this a sect ?
    I’m here to help you all. Free yourselves by coming on my realist train.
    I don’t believe in god, fairies, Jesus, ghosts and Ashley the saviour of the club.
    With time this club will crumble due to the quality of player leaving and poor quality arriving at the club.

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  18. The train to reality leaves shortly. Jump on board. It’s a land of clear sky’s, rain, wind, snow, sunshine. It’s the real world.
    No fairies, no pearly gates, no ghosts.
    It makes you feel alive and every sense you have is pricked by your surroundings.
    Leave the dreamy cotton wool clouds cos you become deluded and brainwashed.
    Come on board. I can save you all !

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  19. Even if your saying that for laugh, the fact you’ve actually taken time to write that makes you a strange person.

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  20. funkyjesus it’s clear where you’re politics lie mate…you’re posting this link left right and centre !! 🙄 🙄 🙄

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  21. With one year left on Gervinho deal, and the way Newcastle work with Carr and Llambias i thing we could get him relatively cheap, just in the way when we got Williamson Ben Arfa and Bassong and Tiote. Now i know that he wont be in the same bracket (cheapness) as these but i think about £7 million would take him, a good deal for a player of his quality 😆

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  22. DANT4 7mil was the fig i was thinking too,other clubs are looking at him,but all this rag talk could be crap,but if true he will be comeing to toon imo tiote is the ace in the pack 😉

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  23. DAN4T, doesnt need to mate,imo its a done deal they would have talked already,we have only one prob in getting deal done,”staying up”

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  24. Ice, yeah, do you think he will is one of the two players we have apparently ‘virtually agreed’ a deal with?

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  25. DAN4T aye i do 100%,i also think tiote has hinted a long time ago about two when hoots was here,hes was one i forget the other one,toonsy did a post about them a while ago i think,so cannot see a problem over wages ect,tiote would have put that to him,hes well thought about at the toon hence the big contract

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  26. Yeah I agree, him or Ireland, providing we want Ireland, will be the first through the door.

    Also a think the other player was Seydou Doumbia 🙂

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  27. that name rings a bell dan somewhere….ireland ime not so sure of yet,he had one good season at m/c voted player of the year at one point i think,from there he has gone back-over imo,did it gan to his heed?

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  28. Does anyone else expect singings out the blue? We tend to get a few each window like, usually get linked with loads of players then sign someone we’ve never been linked with.

    If Carr thinks Gervinho is good enough we should just pay whatever it takes because I trust him more than anyone at the club!

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  29. Andrew i agree , carr has a good eye for a player , i think we will get 4-6 players in and like you say kinda out of the blue,

    I do think we will lose 2-4 players as well

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  30. Ice I think the management changes at shity effected Ireland from then it just seems to be more of the same.
    I said from we got him that I think if he feels wanted which he should we should see the return of the good side of Ireland 😉

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  31. If Stu and BS no.9 are to be believed, we will sell Tiote in the first hour of the window opening. The 6 and a half year contract is all a sham
    🙄

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  32. If you belive them moreno Tiote is already sold and its only a halogram that is displayed onto the pitch…

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  33. Moreno we will sell Tiote, Barton and Jose then sign no one because Ashley has a master plan to destroy the club…

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  34. DAVE i hope your reet,he “was”a canny player but i still have a doubts about him,though its showing now that theres big problems in the villa dressing-room,hope the gits gan doon after the shit they gave us when we went down

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  35. There does seem to be a lot of paranoia regarding Tiote getting sold. Would top clubs like Chelsea really be willing to bowl us over with a huge offer for him?

    Yes he’s young, and is the dynamic force in midfield that we’ve been missing. He’s much closer to a Viera in his prime than to a Nicky Butt or Geremi. The strike against Arsenal solidified our undying affection for a man who seems eminently likeable and modest.

    However… I’m not sure he has the passing range to fit into one of the top sides. Look at Palacios at Tottenham – once they started playing in the Champions League, all his power and tackling prowess couldn’t keep him in the team. His propensity to make mistakes (sound familiar) and limited passing range conspired to cost him his spot to Sandro.

    Am I saying that Tiote should lose his place or be replaced? NO! We would be relegated without his efforts this season, and I hope to see him lining up in trhe black and white for years to come. However, I’m just not sure we need to worry that much about a top 4 side coming in for him.

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  36. Funky Jesus – Goodbye. It didn’t take long for that new start to to end did it? I will not have that shit on my blog.

    Any issues from either from you, use the contact form and I’ll get back to you!

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  37. Just woke up to find one person repeatedly abusing others who have a different opinion to him whilst the other is posting links to an organisation like that.

    Not what I want to see when I wake up! 👿

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  38. It’s a joke making fun of the EDL. It’s mocking their inability to even say their bigotry nevermind try to make it logical – if you had actually watched it.

    I am not even English for christ sake.

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  39. FJ has offered an explanation which I accept and has shown, quite, rightly actually, that the vid is a pisstake of the EDL. Still, some things are best left unposted as I’ve said so hopefully the warning will be heeded.

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  40. I apologise for the offense it has caused. The posters on here are good at banter and I thought the humour at a trip hop style mick take of some idiots who say “Muslamic Ray Guns” would have got a laugh.

    Again, if anyone was offended, I’ll hold my hands up and apologise for an Andy Gray-esque botch.

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  41. The welsh centre half Collins of Aston Villa looks a complete liability. I fancy even Strolla to score a couple if he is playing against us

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  42. Is there anyone else gonna agree with next statement. Our current poor run of form started when Smudger got injured and out of the squad. People on here criticised him early season but is it he is under rated I would like to have seen him available for these last eight games

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  43. I didn’t watch the full video fj, didnt realise what it was actually about just seen the title.

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