Meet Jose Enrique’s potential replacement.

Cheikh please?
One of the most important things this summer will be to try and tie down some of our current players who are approaching the end of their current contracts.

One of those players is Joey Barton, and the other one is Jose Enrique. As our only real senior left-back, it is vitally important that he is tied down to a new contract, although there is a growing suspicion that the Spaniard could be off in the summer.

This is why Alan Pardew is apparently lining up a replacement for Enrique should he decide to leave the club in the summer, and it appears that a name has been identified should the worst case scenario happen come the summer transfer window. That name is Cheikh M’Bengue.

It’s been rumoured that Graham Carr and Alan Pardew have both been at a couple of Toulouse matches recently, and with M’Bengue currently playing for Toulouse it could be he that our staff were taking a closer look at.

This isn’t an original link as we were linked with the 22-year-old in the summer and a fee of around ยฃ4 million was mooted if I recall correctly. Being honest, I’m not going to fob you guys off and claim to be a fountain of knowledge with regard to this player, but a quick bit of digging around leaves me a bit feeling a bit apprehensive if we were to firm up any interest and sign the lad.

He’d probably be best described as a ‘tough tackler’, and I say that because of his past disciplinary issues. In the 2007-2008 season, M’Bengue was banned for 13 games for seriously injuring an opponent from the Monaco youth team after a dangerous tackle.

Then in 2009, he was banned for a further three months for seriously injuring a Monaco senior player. The tackle only got a yellow card at the time, but the suspension came later which kind of makes a mockery of the Premier League when they claim that FIFA say they can’t take action if the referee has seen the incident.

Maybe he just doesn’t like Monaco for some reason? ๐Ÿ˜‰

It is slightly worrying though isn’t it? I mean we have a habit of picking up yellow cards anyway, so could you imagine what it would be like with M’Bengue and Tiote in the same side? I would hazard a guess that we would be at the bottom of the fair play league anyway!

So it’s just a rumour, but it does hopefully indicate that Newcastle are at least planning for the summer. Hopefully, it won’t come to this as Enrique will sign a new deal and everything will be happy ever after.

Until then though, the speculation will continue…..

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

182 thoughts on “Meet Jose Enrique’s potential replacement.

  1. toonsy
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM
    Stuart โ€“ Do you know for a fact that he had money problems? I know I donโ€™tโ€ฆ.

    I’m going off what he has said in the past. He said he was thinking of closing the blog down etc… Couldn’t work due to health issues and that had an effect on his finances.

    Reading between the lines it would suggest he was a little strapped – especially if he couldn’t work.

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  2. Although I’m not saying he used the money for his own devices – as I said it was only ยฃ500 and wouldn’t go very far.

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  3. Ice – I have no reason to lie and can send you the e mails between him and Hugh in which they were discussing it (not Hugh’s fault at all btw). There is a reason why so many writers have gone by the wayside on .org, and why so many have come forward and volunteered for writing now that they aren’t on ,org……..

    I’ve just e mailed Worky asking for your DVD back as it’s the very least that can be done. Actually, the very least would be an apology to myself for spreading lies about me, but I won’t hold my breath on that one.

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  4. Haha, as if anyone is trying to wreck his blog. He is telling other people to grow up, man needs to take a look in the mirror. If he means wreck his blog but producing a better layout, articles and banter then maybe, but it’s not like the intention is to ruin .org

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  5. Toonsy I think you will be waiting a while for an apology ๐Ÿ˜† he will anh has always tried to turn it around to make the other person look guilty.
    The same happened with me on a thread last year when I took offence to being called names, BBM, Stardust, Stuart and Geordie Deb and a few others all read it the sameway I did and said to worky but Worky tried to say it was me that was making it up and I was trying to convince other that worky was a liar.
    Then at the end of last year he tried to say I was Racist he still hasn’t said sorry ๐Ÿ˜†

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  6. TOONSY if you get dvd you are welcome to it mate,i will just copy and paste it if it ever comes on.

    i belive you 100% mate no worries about that.
    can i also say this the firm wanted to put advert on the blog if he got in touch,dont know if he did

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  7. 48 workyticket says:
    March 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Big Dave says:
    March 6, 2011 at 8:01 pm (Edit)

    โ€œStuart @ 23 I also asked what happened the donations a few nights ago, but Worky has still not got round to answering meโ€

    Dave,

    As for what I have done with the donations, I borrowed over ยฃ150 of the money to fix some serious hardware problems with my PC and around ยฃ15 per month to keep up my broadband. I have suffered a complete financial meltdown recently through ill health which left me unable to work for long periods. Without the money which was donated, I would have had no PC, no Internet connection and hence, no site.

    I asked Hugh if he thought that it was in some way โ€œwrongโ€ that I should do this, and he seemed to think that it would be ok.

    Another ยฃ90 or so went on paying for the hosting of the site for several months and renewing the dommain registrations. I am still paying for the old hosting, which runs out in April. This is on top of around ยฃ150 I have paid in hosting charges and domain registration fees for the site before my finances collapsed, though I am not counting that.

    Happy now, Dave?

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  8. Well as I’ve now been completely banned off .org, it would appear that I was bang on the money. None of the money went on upgrading the site, which was what the aim was for, some of the money went in his sky rocket for what it had already cost him to run .org, and the rest went to fix his own computer. Bless.

    Victory for me! I never ever lie!

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  9. The figures still don’t add up mind, and as for no comp, no site, who the hell does he think was running it for him anyway ๐Ÿ˜†

    And as for health problems….. He wasn’t the only one, yet he is the only on playing the victim card because of it :/

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  10. And Ice, if I get your DVD back for you I’ll make sure that it gets returned to it’s rightful owner, ie you!

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  11. toonsy – Who are the people on the Facebook thing on the side?

    Do we know any of these people? Simon? Micheal? David? Tone?

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  12. Stuart – Those are all people who post on here or like the blog on Facebook. They are the real people behind the internet user names ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. TOONSY the rightful owner is you and lads on the blog imo you keep it,its bloody small token mate

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  14. DJG – ยฃ90 on hosting for several months??? It cost me ยฃ70 for a year through the same porvider ๐Ÿ˜†

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  15. Well it looks like a canny time to ask if theres any news on the injury situ… ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  16. good job we have a break to get our walking wounded back fit…we need them after yesterday’s performance.

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  17. Also nice to see Worky pushing blame on Hugh ๐Ÿ™„

    What a spineless tosser! ๐Ÿ™„

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  18. Toonsy are you talking about this bit >
    I asked Hugh if he thought that it was in some way โ€œwrongโ€ that I should do this, and he seemed to think that it would be ok.

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  19. Dave – Correct. Interestingly, as an Admin at the time and one who contributed so much time and effort, he never thought to ask me???

    Funny that ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  20. Ice@103 ๐Ÿ˜†

    ….sooo I’m using a prehistoric laptop but I helped pay for Worky’s pc to be fixed ๐Ÿ˜ก

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  21. Hitman – Don’t you know everyone is saying that? :roll ๐Ÿ˜†

    Just glad that I have been proved right. I never doubted it as I knew I was. Just glad that others can see it can see it now as well.

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  22. RICHIE its somet hing your used too,so no probs,you still got that starting handle on your car?

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  23. Dave…Aye, I have done. It takes a real man to apologise when he’s in the wrong and I havn’t heard one so can only assume one thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ice….I did have but don’t have a car now as it was a company one ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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  24. Toonsy, before my time that one but remember Ice talking about it tho ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜†

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  25. First full day on Geordies.net, and .co.uk has the highest rated artcile article on there ๐Ÿ˜€

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  26. TOONSY,please read;

    Could you send me your address please? Toonsy is saying that I took a Fairs Cup DVD from you under false pretences and I want to send it back.

    will paste my reply

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  27. REPLY

    59 icedog says:
    March 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    WORKY i sent that in good faith for all bloggers to see when you and toonsy ran this blog,maybe if you wish not to show it you can send it to toonsy he might wish to show it

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  28. Ice – Aye I’ve seen it. Doubt he’ll send it to me. Probably want another whip round first like.

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  29. toonsy, that Geordies.net is a mental site, loads going on here there n everywhere, didnt know where to look!

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  30. richietoon
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    “CCโ€ฆ.Dave, heโ€™s always causin botha”

    Aye i noticed he was lining up paul toon as a new pen pal… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  31. CC – What cause this bother was Worky saying that I took time to copy .org….. The irony in that is outstanding give the way that site was formed, and the fact that I have gone out of my way to make this place different and will continue to do so (more plans ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    Of course this is false and any half wit with a search engine can back that up. I took umbridge to it so levelled the scores by revealing that those donations that people gave to improve the site actually did no such thing and, as has been admitted by the man himself, those donations actually went towards paying himself back for what he had paid for the site in the two year previously and for fixing his very own computer and paying for his broadband. The man is a liar and a thief, and he has admitted that himself.

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  32. RICHIE @117 batty has some scooters for hire mate,if you can handle the speed like ๐Ÿ˜€ dave has some push-bikes too if he will trust you

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  33. Nice twist by Worky there….. He knows full full well that I called him a liar and a thief because of the money he claimed of everyone, yet he turns is and says I mean it about Ice’s DVD.

    VICTIM.ORG ๐Ÿ˜†

    FFS, anyone would think that nobody else had ever had any problems…… ๐Ÿ™„

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  34. Moreno the Kids tire you out Lad ๐Ÿ˜†
    Ice dont know if I would trust Richie with my bike after what you said the other nite ๐Ÿ˜€

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  35. ime off too before richie gets his hand in on that top p.c and causes trouble.

    saw that toonsy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  36. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ it really winds me up when you ask someone a direct question and they dont have the decency to answer you.
    I was always taught there is no excuse for ignorance ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  37. Ice im always right mate ๐Ÿ˜†
    Be good and sorry for starting all this crap while you are on mate, I know you dont like all this sh1te ๐Ÿ™

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  38. Cya Ice

    Toonsy…..I’m sure we’ve all done a bit of saddle sniffing in the past………….havn’t we? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  39. “I was always taught there is no excuse for ignorance”……obviously you weren’t taught by someone on “another” blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  40. Got to admit, I stopped going on .org or at least hardly went on coz of what worky was saying about Big Dave, he was bang out of order. I started reading .com again, that’s where got the info of Perch I think, that this site had been set up. Toonsy, u ran .org or at least kept it going. Good to see you have your own place and people can say what they like on here, within reason and no backlash from anybody. So good to have a decent site again

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  41. Rich – Yes ๐Ÿ™

    Ice – Aye, I’m sorry too, but I’m not taking any **** or lies from anyone which is why I spoke up, and got proved correct ultimately. Hope you understand ๐Ÿ™‚

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