Is Pardew planning daring January swoop for new number 9 after all?

Posted on December 29th, 2011 | 24 Comments |

 Jason Prior: Toon's next number 9?
Jason Prior: Toon's next number 9?
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew annonunced recently that he has abandoned plans to sign a new number 9 in the Janauary transfer window since the deal for Sochaux’s Modibo Maiga fell through at the medical stage.

However, this may be just a cunning stunt by the Silver Supremo as it has been revealed that the club are currently planning a daring swoop for Bognor Regis’ number 9 goal machine, Jason Prior.

The 23 year old Isthmian League Division One (South) hitman has been given an “invitation to train” with Newcastle United, and has revealed on his own Twitta page that he will be having a trial for the Magpies, saying.

“Sorting everything out tomorrow. Will let you know when I do.”

However, as is the norm for Newcastle United, there is a hint of controversy in the air. An insider from Blue Square South giants, Eastleigh FC, claims the club had what was considered to be a “binding agreement” for the highly rated hotshot to join Eastleigh in a massive, record busting £12,000 deal in the new year. The same insider also claimed that the club may have a very good case for compensation from Bognor should the player end up on Tyneside.

A Facebook page for “Jason Prior, Bognor’s number 9” is here. I hope it’s written by an enthusiastic Bognor fan, because if it’s written by the hitman himself, he sounds like a bit of a big’ed! (only joking if you’re reading this Jason). ;-)

Anyway, below are some clips of the Bognor Pele in action. Will he be the next Andy Carroll?

Prior scores seven goals in two days.

A Bognor brace for Prior against Walton Casuals.

Another brace for Prior in an FA Cup battle with Hastings.

Yet another brace against mighty Mitcham.

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24 Responses

  1. He certainly knows how to hit the target. Whether he could do that with a premiership centre back on him and 50,000 fans going ape is another thing altogether. That being said if we are really only paying 12gs why the hell not? Give him some time in the reserves and see what he does.

  2. Haha great videos. It’s easy to score when all the defenders fall over or don’t jump for the ball.

    It’s a hell of an ask for the lad to jump up that many leagues, but good luck to him.

    Let’s hope it pays off.


  3. history siggests we’ll buy buggar all decent in the jan window, and cashley will keep his wad under his pillow ..

  4. It’s a piss take man – he’s only just signed for conf south Eastliegh FC, it’s on the official bognor regis fc site

  5. anyone else remember Ted McDougal going from Bournemouth to Manu? 1970ish. £100,000+ which as big money in those days. Flopped at old trafford & laughed at by manu supporters – but went on to success at Norwich (& I think west Ham?) & played for Scotland.

    I lived in Eastliegh in those days – I don’t recall a football team, but they had a good rugby club (& great bar!)- & I turned out for their seconds a few times for a couple of seasons.

  6. i like the fact the “I just cant get enough” video includes him missing a sitter, and they even put a graphic up: TAXI FOR PRIOR!

    containing my excitment.

  7. Anyone who thinks that we are not short of a decent attacker realy doesn’t understand football !

  8. The Lad is 23 year old and playing for Bognor Regis. Premier League Scouts hav’ntspotted him in the last half dozen seasons. I’m afraid it does not fill me with confidence, however if he has managed a trial, we will see.

  9. Jordy Canuck says:
    December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    “The Lad is 23 year old and playing for Bognor Regis.”

    Jordy Canuck, Ian Wright was turned down by big clubs such as Southend and Brighton, so he played non league football until he was eventually picked up by Crystal Palace when he was about 23.

  10. 23 years old and in the Istmian league? Yeah, I think this is a straight-up p!ss take.

    So where was this “AP’s statement is actually an 11th-dimensional chess move that advances our secret pursuit of a striker!!1!11” leaked from? I mean, this particular rumor is just humorous but I’m reading this line on multiple blogs. Probably just more rationalization/wishful thinking, I guess…

  11. It’s only a trial so nothing to lose..nothing ventured nothing gained. I think we should look into how much Jordan Rhodes would cost as I think he is a great prospect

  12. Lesh says:
    December 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    “Ciint et al – Alan Shoulder anyone?”

    How many other players had body parts for names?

    I’ll start with Potuguese goalkeeper Quim and German striker Stefan Kuntz.