Wayne Bridge? Mevlut Erdinc? Jose Enrique?

Bridge lined up for Toon move?
There is a bit of news about linking us with a move for Wayne Bridge. Today it comes from The Star, but it first came to light yesterday.

At first I chuckled, then ignored it as Newcastle would never pay wages in the region of £85,000-a-week to anyone, let alone a 30-year-old would they?

But when I read that a deal to bring Bridge to Newcastle is alleged to be a loan deal, with Manchester City paying a portion of his wages, the alarm bell started to ring. I mean isn’t that the kind of deal we’d go for?

The Star is alleging that Bridge would be signed as backup for Jose Enrique now that a move for Neil Taylor of Swansea seems to have died a fairly miserable death. It’s a lot of money for a backup though isn’t it? Would Wayne Bridge really settle for that role? I’m not so sure.

Inevitably he will be viewed as a replacement for Jose Enrique, who still hasn’t give any indication as to where his future lies. Hopefully we’ll get a bit more information on that next week as pre-season training starts tomorrow, and it’s kind of hard for Jose to hide if he has to be back at work, but the silence coming from the Spaniard’s camp is deafening in my view.

So where does that leave us? Well it is Sunday so it’s probably just more paper bollocks to be honest. I can’t see us signing Wayne Bridge, and in truth I probably wouldn’t want us to. I mean his last contribution to the Premier League was playing in a defence which ended up relegated……

If we’re looking at backup for Jose then we should be looking a someone like Neil Taylor in my opinion. Signing an experienced head like Bridge may have it’s merits, but would it be wise to put a lot of our seemingly limited eggs into one basket for a player who is tagged as a backup? I’m not so sure.

In other news….

The News of the World has us back in for Mevlut Erdinc and claims that we are ready to bid £7.5 million with Jose Enrique once again becoming a target for Liverpool after a move for Gael Clichy broke down.

Food for thought.

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53 thoughts on “Wayne Bridge? Mevlut Erdinc? Jose Enrique?

  1. Signing Wayne Bridge, loan or whatever makes no sense, even paying part of his wages.

    Looks like he’s coming then.. 😆

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  2. Not only was bridge part of a team that was relegated he was the worst player in that team, but fortunately a crap 30 year old on big wages doesn’t seem part of the plan no matter what the deal is.

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  3. An act of lunacy – Bridge doesn’t deserve a TENTH of that money.
    I’d prefer an unblooded kid from the reserves to a pampered, massively overpaid, petulant player who has disappointed everyone he’s played for.
    When his Man City contract runs out, he’ll be lucky to get a TWENTIETH of that money, and will not get many after him
    So why are we after a past it, overpaid drama queen ? (The John Terry thing was embarrassingly laughable)

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  4. Sparky and Bridge played together at Chelsea, so when he was City manager he came in on the old pals act. Trouble was he had spent years on the bench and it showed. He should kiss Sparkys feet for his contract, but now City have the problem of getting rid. Newcastle wouled be mad to take him, he is way past his best, which was never that good to start with. That means he is probably on his way.

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  5. A Bridge to far far me…boom boom.
    Can’t stand him as a man(use the word loosely) or player. As a player as others have said he’s crap. As a man he was a disgrace for pulling his hand away from Terry, instead he should have offered his hand to Terry in the shape of a fist at directly into his smug face 👿

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  6. 😉 Please,please,please take him then at least some of your team can get stuck to the back of Vanesa paroncell.

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  7. To be fair i wouldnt mind seeing that lass out of the saturdays at SJP, I bet pardew wouldnt either …

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  8. Dan….can you read it out loud to me, cos I’ve a bit of a heedache and my visions a bit blurry..cheers 😆

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  9. Hang on. IF Jose is determined to go (and from the noises I’d get the impression he would love to play in CL with Arsenal – but can’t see why Liverpool would be so great, other than money) then where are we going to find a proven PL left back? – and Bridge is not THAT bad! If we got him, Naylor and Kadar as back-up – that would be OK for me.

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  10. you could do a lot worse than looking towards “bellamy” I know he’s another “barton” but when the shirt goes on 100% dedication is what he gives you 😈

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  11. come on guys..after sol…do u think ashley is going to pay them wages on a player who wont care…ferguson is ready 2 play..u just reading into enrique going…man city are not giving clubs free feeds anymore..they will wont all his wages wont happen lads..pardew is not looking that way or is ashley..taylors coming..so paper talk…

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  12. Bluericky….back to wages though and he still has 2 years left on his contract, can’t see him giving that up 🙁

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  13. To reiterate several previous comments – Bridge is crap, really crap these days.

    Van Aanholt is a far better left back and you have to think a decent strategic bid might get him back here again.

    The kid loved his time here as well. Got to be worth a punt surely?

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  14. Bluericky, what’s happened to Michael Johnson 😆

    I can’t believe we bid £8 million for him, then again Kinnear was our manager 🙄

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  15. Wayne Bridge can fck off, he’s one of the most overrated players around. I don’t think we would go for him at his age anyways – plus Man City would probably rather sell him.

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  16. I actually would really like Bellamy, just a shame he doesn’t fit in to any criteria we look for 😆

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  17. nice chattin with the “TOONERS” but its time to smoook some tabs an drink some bear. 😎

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  18. 😛 just before i go,he never caused much trouble on the pitch but in the dressing room he was never far away from it. my expectations for 11/12 are as follows- nothing less than 2nd in the prem and semi,s in the CL

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  19. BlueRicky….so you think you’ll finish behind us then? 😯 …..sorry just living up to our media imposed “deluded” tag 😆

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  20. I hope a club as big as your and one that is not suported by “glory hunters” does well but i cant see it happening soon, i think atop half finish is about all you can hope for and europe is miles away 🙁

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  21. its all over the french media about erding and newcastle!!! i think newcastle could land erding if we offer psg 8-9 million!!

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  22. I have been ther for 30 years its so frustrating i know how you feel but sadly the game now like most things in life is all about MONEY and without it you WILL remain a mid table club for the forseable future and it p***** me off, not because you have not got our money but you are like us in away a footballing football club and your fans deserve better than what they are getting eg bridge he is crap he really is 😡

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  23. look at spurs it was ther first CL at our expence,they had a great run and with a few more signings and teves staying why not 🙂

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  24. i don’t know why all of u don’t want wayne bridge!! he didn’t play badly at all last year at west ham, in fact i’d say he was our best player apart from parker!

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  25. Bluericky – True, and its a knockout eventually so if you’re in you never know…..

    realistically you’ll be back there again next season so id look at this one as a learning curve. That’s just my carefullness though lkm

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  26. toonsey of course its a learning curve but like you say we’ll get another shot next year and probably years to come, it would just make my life worthwhile to knock salford out in the quarters 😛

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  27. This is exactly a deal MA/DL would be looking for. It may be an emergency solution or it might be down to the club being unable to identify any lb prospects?? Or it may be a “mentor” for Taylor if he comes in and Enrique is gone.

    But most probable it is a crap tabloid sunday rumour.

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  28. got no fire in his belly how many blokes ya nar let some1 hump his missus and let him get away with it lmao

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