Mike Ashley Can’t Wait To Get To The Summer

Newcastle fans have had little to celebrate this season, so it wasn’t that surprising to see the big smiles on the Geordie faces on Saturday afternoon at 5:00 pm, after the team had recorded their first league victory in over 3 months.


Newcastle fans – sold-out crowd on Saturday

But the smiles were that of relief more than anything else. Having now taken a good 4 points off Birmingham and Fulham, two teams below us in the league, Newcastle have pulled themselves 6 points clear of the drop zone with just 7 games remaining.

One person who seemed over the moon at the final whistle was owner Mike Ashley who said yesterday:

“I just can’t wait to get to the summer and then sit down and talk with Kevin about what we need to take the club forward,”

We’re certain both Mike Ashley and Chris Mort will look at the summer transfer window as being crucial to Newcastle becoming a more potent force next season in the PL. We have some good players at the club already, and they are at least starting to show they have some class. But some players like Carr, Rozehnal and Ameobi are just not good enough, and will be moved on.

Manager Keegan is using Michael Owen is a deep lying position, which Michael seems to like, and he’s certainly been very effective there in th last two games.

Kevin talked about Michael’s new position:

“We’ve played him there because he’s the one player at the club who we know can keep the ball, see a pass and know when to release the ball,”

The Newcastle fans’ attitudes will rise dramatically if we can register a few good wins through the end of season, and that starts at Tottenham next Saturday, where we must think we can get all 3 points, and then go for it.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Rob

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Spend Spend Spend

  • AlexW

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    the one player who would be a great asset to the club, and i believe we can get him here, is that of the services of one cristian ronaldo.

    what you guys think?

  • benoz

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    If we were to sign that little turd Ronaldo I’d burn my Newcastle shirts. Nani maybe?

  • toonhitman

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    alexw WHAT

  • Hammy

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Alex, are you on class A drugs my friend?

  • Luke

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    AlexW — the idea of a girl joining a conversation she has no other means of contributing to.

  • ToonKing

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    wait wait….CirstiaNNNN Ronaldo she said not CristianOOO, maybe he plays in the Blue square somewhere…

  • SuperShearer

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    There are rumors again that Ashley wants to sell after some poor finical gambles. If this is true then we could ins ourselves in the same position as last season whereby we can’t buy until the ownership is sorted. Of course this could just being the media trying to dump on us after our win. However it would be a very bad situation if it is true with DIC (the people interested in Liverpool) apparently sniffing around, they would bring money but not a lot else.

  • AlexW

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #9

    yeh christan ronaldo, dont know who this cristiano ronaldo is your talking about, but christan ronaldo is the costa riqian wonder kid who plays for as moscow

  • scott9

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #10

    if we keep everyone fit e.g(owen martins viduka )
    then we r definatley staying up i think we might get somethin at tottenham and west ham i also think we will win reading and hopefully sunderland.
    but i cant wait until the summer i

  • scott9

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #11

    anyone think jean makoun would be a good signing for dmf i think he is the sort of player we could get n he would be a great signing in my opinion however i no it is unlikely

  • Leo

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    nani is realistic, ronaldo is really fantasy

  • Hammy

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Let’s spend big, we need a new keeper first



    Is he shit-hot or what?

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    what are you gus talking about!? Neither Nani nor Ronaldo are realistic, dont be stupid

  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle ponder bringing Reyes back to Premiership


    this wil be nice if we can bring back Reyes, he was a very good striker and he can score a good goal too.

  • malaysian toon

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #16

    we dont need reyes we need some quality am more than anything now. didnt reyes leave arsenal saying its 2 physical for him

  • Gooderz

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Didn’t Reyes leave Arsenal because it was too wet in England?

    Besides he has flopped with Athletico and we need players on the up for immediate gains and not those that need nursing beforehand.

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Reyes, lol, he left Arsenal because of the weather, is he really going to com to NUFC? lol, again more crap

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Spanish strikers are pathetic moaners, Baptista, Luque, and Reyes all stand testimony to this

  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #20

    lol, but he play very nice before at EPL. just hope he can change it…

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Reyes is fookin site and his attitude stinks more than my arse hole after a firey curry.

  • Macca

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t know what’s stranger, people saying that they don’t want the “little turd” or people wanting him, lets be realistic here now, as we’ve all figured out he’s apparently one of the best player in the world at the moment.

    So help me if we waste money on a keeper I’ll snap.

    Now realistically, smart buys, someone like, Aiden McGeady, he’s improved so much in one season alone. He’s really impressed me but I think he’ll have a few clubs chasing him if he decides to leave Celtic.

    Stephen Hunt has impressed me as well. He’s full of energy, always seems to give 110%, but I don’t think he’ll leave Reading. He’s just such a breath of fresh air, he’s nothing like 90% of the Premiership players.

    This guy James McCarthy, anyone heard of him, apparently he’s some Scottish, or sorry Irish lad who plays for some lower league Scottish side, he’s supposed to have a lot of clubs chasing him, ranging from Sheffield Wednesday to Sunderland to Man U to Real Madrid and Barca, apparently he turned down trials in both Barca and Real. He’s only 16, he’s a mid I think, he’s supposed to be amazing. He’s apparently turning a lot of people heads.

    Who else, God em, a defender or 2 like Michael Dawson.

    We need more firing power up front, clearly seeing as we’re rarely able to put the ball in the back of the net.

    They, well the first two are realistic,

  • Matthew Tom

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #23

    I’ve just posted on another thread criticising all the people who jump in and say “yeah but we could never get him” and “why would he want to come” and encouraging everyone to keep the faith.

    And then someone says we should go for Cristiano Ronaldo, without doubt the most unsaleable asset in world football.

    Jeez …

  • Charlie Bucket

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #24

    If people don’t want Ronaldo, the best player to have played in this country, arguably in history, they need their heads checked.

  • Tommyy

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #25

    I have decided that Alan Smith will become the next James Beattie.

    Also weren’t they on about Christan Ronaldo, someone entirely different?

  • Tommyy

    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    ‘Stephen Hunt has impressed me as well. He’s full of energy, always seems to give 110%, but I don’t think he’ll leave Reading. He’s just such a breath of fresh air, he’s nothing like 90% of the Premiership players.’ – Macca

    Gotta agree with that, he’s quality. I’d love it if he came! Scores goals to.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #27


    Only tribalfootball, but a good, young centre hald and hes portuguese! 😉

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    i never seen him before tom toon, what sort of defender?

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #29

    does everyone remember when we were about to sign that korean guy? lol! everyone was so happy to see a new signing, god how desperate were we eh? lol

  • Hadji

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Nourdin Boukhari anyone??
    Scored 2 goals against Feyenord.

  • Gooderz

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I’d rather see a young defender like Rolando or Geronmel at the club who can adapt as they develop instead of some older defender who is pretty much hopeless, playing for a poor team and likely to be ‘stuck in their ways’ like Alvaro from Levante.

  • Spyro

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #32

    what does everyone think of the prolific anthony stokes, he is pure class aint he, scored 14 goals for sunderland this season, we should try a cheeky bid, great acquisition he would be

  • Faroe Geordie

    Mar 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #33

    We should get rid of Ameobi, Carr, Smith, Geremi, Butt, Ramage, Rozenhal, Emre, Cacapa and maybe even Duff (not really sure bout duffer).

    Let’s buy Arshavin, Wes Brown, Ronaldinho (if his head’s right), Giles Barnes, Diego and Lucio.

    And of course we should be nursing the young talents at our present disposal i.e. Zamplera, Tozer etc

  • chrissy oman

    Mar 24, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #34

    faroe geordie

    arshavin – how many times have you seen this guy play?
    Wes Brown – completely prone to errors and injuries
    Diego – never gonna happen
    Ronaldinho – never gonna happen
    Barnes – not good enough

  • Hadrian

    Mar 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #35

    we need either diego or modric , chelsea cant take them all , and ill be damned if we let man city take one of them .
    ive actually got a funny feeling that deco has been a done deal all season for the summer .
    his name keeps poping up to often linked with just the toon , maybe ashley or one of our scouts has good contacts with his agent .

  • KKN39

    Mar 24, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #36

    just one win against a relegating team in 3 full months and i find many fans out of their minds … Ronaldinho? Ronaldo? Diego? gimme a break. we still live on the earth don’t we. if in the coming season we can have the firepower of Tottenham and collect points like the Toffees do this year i will be a happy man. at least i think few Toffee fans are talking about world-class playmaker and Moyes has kept their feet firmly on the ground while archieving some (relative) success. MA may have the financial muscle but i’ll happy enough with Arshavin, McGeady, Bridge, Elmander etc. isn’t Woodgate’s no to us awakening enough?

  • Kevin

    Mar 24, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    After this weekend’s match – I really like the look of Jimmy Bullard. If Fulham go down, he’ll surely want out, and he was the only spark in their offence. Everyone talks about how great he is in the dressing room for spirit so I think he’d get on with Keegan quite well. A very realistic target. Any thoughts?

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #38

    The last thing we need is a team full of ‘so called’ star names…Every team needs a few ‘solid’ players that never let ya’ down & become ‘big’ names themselves by playing in a great team…
    …KK bought all sorts of players last time here & look what he did then…I’m sure he knows the sort of players he needs to make us tick & i bet some of ’em will be a surprize to us!..

  • gordond

    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Valencia arn’t playing that well Malaysian Toon said we need an attacking midfielder what about Sanchez Joaquin.

  • Thomas

    Mar 25, 2008 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #40

    wes brown in a heartbeat. error prone?? hes a show in at right back this season in the prem and the CL, can’t get better than that and thats despite hes not on fergies’ good books because of his wage demands. speaks volumes for the season hes having.

    i hope we dont splash the cash like cheslea do, its disgusting and unnecessary as they just sell off half of them for pennies anyway. we should be looking for a reliable team with no big egos, a solid back four and perhaps even turning a profit at the end of the year! (something that wont happen at chelsea until 2220 at the rate they’re going).

    give duff another season, he must be hungry to prove his worth still, as for signings, jonathan de guzman of feyenoord looks the part (young skilful midfielder and gets goals)


    also Grafite, playing for wolfsburg, hes settled in really well in a tough league to get used to (they’re germans afterall!), hes got everything, tall quick, left foot, right foot, headers, a real presence. he was just making it to the brazil squad and scored on his debut a few years ago! before he got an injury which kept him sidelined for a bit. wolfsburg have been the second best team since the winter break in the bundesliga, a largely because of his goals contributions.
    if the littleman/bigman theory is true, he’d be a show in with either MO or martins


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