Toon in for Junior Hoilett

Hoilett eyed by Newcastle and Spurs
Newcastle are said to be interested in securing the services of Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett over the coming months, if reports in the press today are to be believed.

The 21-year-old is stalling on signing a new deal at Blackburn insists The Sun, which has alerted clubs like Newcastle and Tottenham who will no doubt have one eye on trying to snap up one of the Premier Leagues younger talents for a knockdown price in January or perhaps even on a free transfer next summer.

Now it may only be in The Sun, but it’s not the first time Hoilett has been linked with a switch to St James’ Park and, to be honest, it sounds about right that we’d be sniffing around a player who has an expiring contract. The Canadian born utility forward has been linked with a move away from Ewood Park for some time now, and it’s our name that keeps cropping up as a final destination for Hoilett.

Junior – real name David – is eligible to represent England, Canada or Jamaica at international level although at the moment he is free to pick and choose as he hasn’t made a senior appearance for any of them. He has expressed a desire to play for Canada although according to the ever reliable Wikipedia his Father has discouraged this and believes he should play for Jamaica as the marketing endorsements are better.

Hoilett has been at Blackburn since 2007 but it wasn’t until 2009 that he made his breakthrough into the team. Previous to that he’d spent time on loan in Germany playing in the 2. Bundesliga with SC Paderborn (12 appearances, 1 goal) and St Pauli (21 appearances, 6 goals) before returning to England to play for his parent club, Blackburn.

I’m quite pleased that he has played for St Pauli. I have a soft spot for them as their fans are a group of, well, nutters basically. Any group who can make a football chant out of a KC and the Sunshine Band song deserves the utmost respect. Have a listen.

Anyway, Hoilett returned to Blackburn where he has started to carve out a career as a Premier League footballer. The lad can play up front or out wide and has searing pace which he can combine with a trick or two while also possessing a thunderous shot. Witness his goal at St James’ Park a few weeks back for evidence of that.

Hoilett has made 53 appearances and has bagged 6 goals during his time at Ewood Park, but perhaps he is starting to think that his future may lay elsewhere?

Personally I don’t think we have any chance of getting him as I think he is destined for a club in and around the top four and, like it or not, we aren’t at that level.

He does fit the blueprint that the club have at the moment however. He is young, talented and, most importantly, has a quirk in his contract (ie, expiration) that will mean he is available for less than what it would cost under normal circumstances.

Sounds good, yes?

34 thoughts on “Toon in for Junior Hoilett

  1. I hope we don’t get him. Egotistical little twat and he’s well overrated. He looks good for Blackburn, I’m not sure how much he’d improve a proper team.

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  2. I think it’s too good to be true for us.The talent that this guy has is extraordinary and you can bet your bottom dollar that every half decent club will be trying to land him.This is gonna be a true test of our scouting and convincing abilities. If we manage to pull this one off,we can safely say that we have an ambitious plan going forward.

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  3. Good player but can’t see him coming here unfortunately…Nicky Butt’s song or Demba Ba’s as it hs now become is based on a KC and the Sunshine Band’s song πŸ˜‰

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  4. Btw Toonsy, where is the customary YouTube video to make us all feel like Dennis Wise? πŸ˜‰

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  5. you can tell he’s an arrogant little prick when he’s on the pitch. But the fact he has said that he has to be called Junior, which isn’t even his name. AND I just don’t like him. πŸ™‚

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  6. Deepak – He is relatively well known in comparison to most of our transfer links so I gave it a miss this time πŸ˜‰

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  7. Jobey – I saw your comments about England the other day and I’ve got to say you’re a fcuking disgrace – you should be ashamed.

    If you don’t like the players that have been selected to represent the nation then fine – the solution is simple – don’t watch them – but don’t cheer for the opposition. That’s a cnuts trick.

    I wonder if you’d have the balls to do that in a pub full of England fans? (You don’t need to answer that).

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  8. Are England playing tonight by the way?

    Can’t even be arsed to check on them so I’m hoping somebody knows πŸ™‚

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  9. I knew that. It’s in the papers. It’s what the press are using to cover up the cracks πŸ™‚

    I just hope it all goes tits up over the summer, again. When will people realise that this whole group have no interest in representing our country in the way we like?

    Fcuk em πŸ™‚

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  10. I see we are coming up to another transfer rumour mill….great!

    Already noticed headlines..”Liverpool after Newcastle target”

    can’t wait for all that again! Naaaaat

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  11. Lee Ryder saying that Ba is fit for Spuds game and Cabaye has trained ahead of France’s game the neet.

    Good news all roond! πŸ˜€

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  12. This guy is Blackburn’s best player by far and he will be one of the most wanted players if he keeps on performing as he has.

    We were linked to him this summer aswell and i would love if we could get him he fits our type of player. I dont think he has an ego and i think he is better than all our younger players in his position.

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  13. TC – Indeed he did. Hopefully he is right πŸ™‚

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Yohan Cabaye has also trained for France ahead of their game with Bosnia
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    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Hearing that Demba Ba is also fit and well and ready for game with #thfc
    22 minutes ago
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    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Hatem Ben Arfa back on Tyneside after leave – NUFC Latest News – Newcastle United from @EveningChron chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-unit… via @AddThis
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  14. Good news all round there then πŸ˜€

    I like Hoilett but where would he fit, I know he can play on both wings and behind the striker but with Jonas, Obertan, Marveaux, Sammy, Ben Arfa and Ferguson in them positions, do we really need him?

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  15. IF we could get a left back i.e. Pieters or even Joe Bennett at Middlesbrough and a Maiga/De Jong we would have a brilliant squad.

    But I don’t think we’ll get both, not in January anyways.

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  16. What’s to say, Hoilett couldn’t play as a striker for us? True, he has been played a lot on the wings, and I guess many would be quick to point out, that his goals pr. game ratio isn’t fantastic. But the kind of striker we have been looking to add, is one with pace to play of a more physical striker and one who could run onto the creative on the carpet passing of Cabaye and Ben Arfa. I would suggest, that Hoilett fits that description very well actually. Many players start their careers in one, but end up playing in an entirely different position at some point in their career.
    I think Hoilett has all the required attributes to be just the kind of striker we currently don’t have. Sure, you could argue that Lovekrands is that kind of player, but for me Hoilett would be a serious upgrade from our Danish front man.

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  17. As for the discussion whether we could actually convince him of making the switch to Newcastle – well, a young player like him might just find the prospect very appealing, as we are suddenly a club, that gives young players the chance to shine if they are good enough. I wouldn’t rule it entirely out, especially if we are in or around the Top 6 come January …

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  18. Toon Chicken – Cheer for Montenegro in a pub full of England fans? Why wouldn’t I? If the England fans weren’t pathetic scum they wouldn’t start a fight with someone for having a different opinion, would they?

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  19. Jobey – So not only do you detest the England team, you think the fans are pathetic scum also?

    Showing your true colours now bonny lad. πŸ™„

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  20. Toon Chicken – My point was; If I was in a pub full of England fans I wouldn’t expect them to do anything if I was supporting the opposition. The big word in that was “if”, I didn’t say they were pathetic scum. But if they were gunna start a fight with someone because they wanted another team to win that’s quite pathetic IMO. Be sure to twist it though, if you wish.

    One thing I find rather amusing is that you can’t just disagree with someone, you have to call them names, I see other people disagree’d with me on the article but put their views across in another way instead of acting like a little bitch. πŸ™‚

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