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Are Newcastle Still After Seb Larsson?

7:27 pm, Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 232 Comments

Setanta Sports is reporting today, that Seb Larsson’s agent has said that Newcastle United are the only club that has bid so far for the Birmingham midfielder.


Seb Larsson – he will know that Newcastle have made a bid

It’s interesting that Sebastian’s agent has refuted recent speculation linking the Birmingham midfielder with a move to either Blackburn Rovers Wigan Athletic.

His agent Per Jonsson confirmed today that the only Premier League side to have made an offer for the Swedish international are the Newcastle club, although there is also some interest from abroad.

However, Larsson’s preference is to remain in England, and we’re fairly sure that Seb would love to move to Newcastle, so what’s the holdup?

Seb is a right-sided or central midfielder and since we have just signed Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez, maybe we will pass Seb over.

But it does look like the Swede is flexible, and he’s even filled in at full back, so we think he would become a good squad player.

But we’re not sure that’s what Kevin is after in the summer.

Per Jonsson told today:

“I have seen [the Blackburn link] in the English newspapers but I know nothing about that,”

“There are a lot of rumors at this time of year – the Wigan story is the same.”

“The only offer I know of is from Newcastle United, but I haven’t heard from them in the last week.”

“There is interest from abroad as well but Sebastian wants to stay in England.”

“It is still early in the window – we could know more at the end of July.”

Whether Newcastle sign Seb is probably dependent on what other good central midfielders we can attract to the club this summer.

One good one we believe we could be after is Argentine Pablo Aimar, who would seem to jump at the chance to join the Magpies.

But it seems he’s almost on his way to Benfica, and it looks odds on that Steve Sidwell will sign for Aston Villa, probably as early as tomorrow.

The only way we would probably now sign Larsson is if we were willing to let James Milner leave, but that makes no sense to us.

We’ve put in a bid, but for Birmingham the bid was too low, but now that Larsson knows of Newcastle’s interest, he would hardly be happy if Birmingham refused to sell him, and it’s never worthwhile keeping an unhappy player.

Right now the Midlands club want to get as much as they can for the player, and you can hardly blame them for that, especially when they don’t want to sell the player in the first place.

What do you think about Seb Larsson?

Let us know – comments welcome – but please keep them civil – thanks.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours


232 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    do feel he would be a decent signing!!

  • 2 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    think he would be better than geremi on the right in our 4 3 3 formation

  • 3 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Larsson is far better in the centre according to brummies.

  • 4 iceman // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    he would be great at the toon and not expensive,but whats the hold up why are we dragging our feet

  • 5 MAG PIE // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Good attacking midfielder with an eye for a killer pass. I’d take him but not at the expense of Milner.

  • 6 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    lets get him, i would take anyone good as long as we can get them in pre-season now.

  • 7 Nick C // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    I think he looks a great player. And like TT, I would see him more in the centre of the park.

  • 8 dcbashore // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Don’t think he should be the centerpiece signing in the midfield, but I do think he would be a good acquisition for the club.

  • 9 Nick C // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    However, I reckon all of our signings might be dropped on us like the Jonas one and everything else is media hype. Waiting is doing me napper in…

  • 10 harrier // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    I think we are after priority one targets, and him and others such as aimar (and digard) are/were level 2 targets for if/when the level 1 targets don’t come off. My guess is that we have our ducks lined up such that when we know for sure which of our better targets we can’t get, we can swoop quick for the others. This is just my opinion.

  • 11 Kash3 // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    I think he’s a very good player and for £4.5m its a good buy.

  • 12 GraemeR // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    We seem to be missing out on a whole host of one time targets – Sidwell, Aimir and co – and we are down to 14 full time first teamers. I really feel its going to be long fruitless season unless we start to see some names (and first teamers not youngsters that may make the grade in a couple of years).

    If the hold up is for MA to sell then he needs to move on quickly if not he needs to get some players in quick. As for Larrson – he would be an excellent aquisition.

  • 13 JR Lutterbach Habib // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Oh, if he costs just 4,5M, it will be certainly a great buy for the club.

    Seb can play in several positions, and do it very well.

    And uh, I think Birmingham City doesn’t have any chance to keep that player.

  • 14 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    one player i like and think would be good for us , noble at west ham, i no we aint been linked but sound like our type of player

  • 15 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Noble will never come, West Ham through and through, if he leaves it would be for a top 4 club.

  • 16 furrygiblets // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    I hope so Ed, i think he’d be a fantastic bargain

  • 17 Yahya Ahmad // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    A very good buy and can take our freekicks for us!

  • 18 JR Lutterbach Habib // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Ed, it’s time to update the ”Newcastle United Structure”

    Just to change Chris Mort to Derek Llambias. :)

  • 19 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    yeah but that is the type of player i reckon we will get , i really doubt we will sign anyone we have been linked with, wa do you think of koumas aint lived up to exspectations but could shine under kk

  • 20 craig chisholm // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Larsson is really good. my mate is a mega bluenose all her life, she even played for birmingham ladies for 10 years – she says larsson is just about the best player they have ever had. He does seem good. We wont sign him though cos of us trying again to drill the price down so its so low we dont get anthor target. we have put an offer in but its well low. We need to up it and get this kid in. Christ, less tham five million and still young, what the hell is our clubs problem with signing players?????

  • 21 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Ho’way Seb, let’s have ya’!..
    …Good buy for the price range!..

  • 22 SwedeEric // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Well, his price isn´t 4,5M… Said in swedish newpapers today about newcastle to, and that Birmingham wants 100M krons, wich is around 8M pund…

    Gues that´s the hold up, birmingham want more money than newcastle want to pay for him…

    Would still love him to come, a player that always plays well, his highs might not be as high as Aimars, but his lows are very high indeed!

    Not sure he´s worth 8M.. But If barry is 18, then 8 for seb might be fair…

  • 23 WIGAZ // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Think this lad will be a good buy showed good potential last season in an average team but i think would thrive in a KK team! i think there might be a couple of more suprises in stall like the jonas buy! i would love to see Joe cole come to toon but think i’m dreaming! but hey maybe wise can convince a fellow cockney to follow him up to north east? & not to mention that he’s very good friends with roeder who could sell club to him & his hero, as he’s mentioned several times Gazza! again dreaming, but how class would it be to see him in behind front 2 with the freedom just to slaughter teams with pure skill & creativity! plus at us he would have freedom to roam unlike at chelsea stuck out on left wing! on a more realistic note i’d like to see us buy mcfadden for the role behind front 2 i think he’s a quality player & would suit KK style of play! thoughts lads?

  • 24 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    natedawg – Koumas!?

    No thanks!

    Id have Joe Ledley though.

  • 25 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Sounds like the old trick, once a big club comes in, the price goes up!..self abusers!..

  • 26 daiv // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    The point is why is the agent saying that NUFC is the only club to make an offer? Because he is waiting for more offers and a choice. His first choice is not NUFC and he will sign if nothing better comes along. ordinarily this deal would have been done but times are changing.

  • 27 The Entertainers // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    I would like the Swede, but i do agree that he may not be the priority now we have the Argie in and look like we are keeping Milner.

    I remained quite calm on here regarding transfers, but am starting to worry just slightly with the aparent lack of activity on apparent targets such as Arda and Derdiyok. If they are targets then why dont we appear more interested. Lets hope its Newcastle keeping there cards close to there chest. But it doesnt stop me for worrying a bit!

  • 28 A geordiedoonsooth // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Not sure about him unless we are selling either Milner or Duff. I think we need a CB, flair MF, Defensive MF & Fwd. That lot will probably cost £25-£30m

  • 29 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    I reckon Joe ledley looked pretty good for cardiff in last seasons cup run!..
    …Defo worth a shot!..

  • 30 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    thought i might get slaughtered for that lol could have been worse could of said we should go for savage! still think we will get barnes

  • 31 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    We can’t get enough mid-fielders in atm imho!..
    …Wouldn’t sell anymore either!..

  • 32 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    ok interesting question for you all, after newcastle who is your favorite club in the premier league?

  • 33 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    F**K them all natedawg

  • 34 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    good answer

  • 35 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    still think we need to concentrate on signing a midfield ball player, who can create create create

  • 36 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    natedawg – If i had to pick one it would be Portsmouth.

  • 37 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    spuds, we always take 6 points from them!.. :D

  • 38 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Barcelona Abroad natedawg, u got a favoured team abroad

  • 39 Keith // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    If Larsson wants to come to Newcastle and Birmingham are holding out for more – what better way to take away Birminghams negotiating power than for his agent to release details that Newcastle are the only bidding club!

    Newcastle can demand an answer by a certain date or they move to another player and Birmingham are then high and dry -could be genius business again! Fingers crossed!

  • 40 valle // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Well… I think we are throwing allot of names out there as decoys and considering how high on the agenda a playmaker is, i would guess that Larsson would already have been in the bag if he truly was our target… I think we are going for a better player, but perhaps as a backup later in the window.

  • 41 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    i would say portsmouth 3 rd for me , my choice would be arsenal mainly because like portsmouth when they want to they can play brilliant football, i would also like man u but anyone associated with that club are tossers,

    ally yeah barca about two years ago when ronaldinio messi and eto were all playing amazing football

  • 42 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    agreed valle

  • 43 Nick C // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    I hate everyone. I have become ever more bitter and twisted. I do have a healthy respect for Arsenal though. Proper club.

  • 44 valle // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    natedawg… I have no second team, but there are teams that i dislike more than others… I would say that one team i dislike less is Arsenal, i think their fans are ok people and they play some nice football… Also they hate Spurs as much as me

  • 45 Davey G // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Good call punk skunk!
    There’s nothing better than 6 point off Spuds, and goal glut to boot!!

    Does anyone think that it is very very strange that KK is the quietest he has ever been whilst a Manager of a Footy Club??

    Normally you cant get him away from the front of the cameras??

    Also a footnote…..
    When the comments were stopped on here the other day, it was after a Spud fanm came on and started abusing one of our bretheren…………I hope we give the Spuds another roasting next term, just for that turd making a couple of days without the blog 2 of the most boring days of my life …lol

  • 46 MAG PIE // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    natedawg – never thought I’d have a 2nd club but have to admire Villa for putting a charity on their shirt for 1 season. Plus don’t like the way Barry has gone about leaving. So, Villa would be my second team if forced to choose.

  • 47 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    yeah thats whats most of my mates say arsenal , and the fact they despise spurs just sweetens it lol

  • 48 Lull // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    I would never pick a second-club from the premiership! they’re after all,our rivals. on side note, i do have high respect for arsenal and liverpool,only those two.

  • 49 Nick C // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    What about your 3 biggest hates, leaving the mackems out. Thats a given.
    Mine are Boro, Tottenham and Everton.

    Boro are pathetic. Plastic stadium and a joke support. Weird people too.

    Tottenham are just properly annoying. Chas n Dave. Horrible smug Home Counties fans. So in Arsenal’s shadow.

    Everton. I hate that “peoples club” “school of science” cack they come out with. Scouse Mackems…

  • 50 Lull // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    mine would be Manure, Spuds and Wham

  • 51 Davey G // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    My 3 most hated…


    I dont need to give reasons, my hatred is deep!

  • 52 Nick C // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Aye, Chelsea are close.

  • 53 beye the great // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    no i am not sure heis an average player we need something to take us up to the next level if possible

  • 54 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    man u

  • 55 Danny G // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Hes a central player…Just because he has played wide before does not mean he is coming at the expense of Milner!

    Larrson would be to replace the thug Barton or the incompetence of Emre!

    Very good engine and free kick taker…Would take him in a heartbeat and he will only get better!

    Also brought through the Arsenal youth team so you know hes been taught how to play football properly!

    PS I hate Boro and Spurs with a passion!! lol

  • 56 MAG PIE // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    HATE Mackems, Boro, Scousers

  • 57 ronaldeano // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Mine are Manure, spuds and chelsea

    spuds being the worst.

    They realy think that they are bigger and better than us!!! :)

    They are living in cloud cuckoo land!!

    I cant wait to give them a bigger hammering next season!

  • 58 MAG PIE // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Lads – Arshavin might be tempted by a job moonlighting in MA’s other business. The Zenit site says

    “Andrey has successfully defeated his thesis “Development of the sports wear production process” and graduated with the diploma of a fashion designer”

    Come to NUFC son and we’ll let you design the shirts – black and white stripes mind!

  • 59 normski1930z // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    makems no dought…..didvt give a shit what you lads say….well if the truth be known i hate them all bar nufc..the only other team i like are juventus only bcos they play in black and white …canny shallow like..

  • 60 ronaldeano // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Ive got an Athletico Miniero shirt, they are black n white also :) i wouldent wear any other collours!

  • 61 amir7 // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    larsson seems ready to leave…

    should help bringing the price down if true

  • 62 harrier // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    hrm teams i hate – tottenham, mackems, man city (they think they are amazing and out of our league now grrrrrrrrrr) – outside prem league juve, inter, ac milan (only cause my flatmate likes to beat me with them in pro ev)

  • 63 mozza // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    agree norm i hate all teams in the premiership and all of their fans, i get sick of say man city fanns, blackburns with their no singing and beat that ####### drum atmosphere and i laughed when leeds went down and for the life of me i can never understand when people say they’re a northeast supporter, wanting all the teams to do well ffs get a grip i lost all respect for me uncle when he went to a mackem game cos he got a free ticket ffs

  • 64 Gareth // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Davey G – I can forgive KK being a little quiet at the moment being as how they’ve had a family tragedy and all.

    Is it wrong and selfish of me to worry if that will unduly affect his transfer persuing?

  • 65 Lacedaemonian // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Can he buy out the remaining years of his contract?

  • 66 Midjew // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Midfield Could Be:


    That Looks good to me.

  • 67 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    looks good for a cheap alternative! dont get me wrong all good players!! just feel we need some thing more !!! a top class , experienced AM with pure quality and class!!

  • 68 natedawg // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    i like it but i would shuffle it to

    jonas larrson milner zog

    because i really dont like milner on the wing

  • 69 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    We should sign Seb, to give us alternatives!!
    and a bargin at £4 – 5 million!!

  • 70 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:23 PM



  • 71 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Hate Prawn Sandwiches i agree 110% with you’re comment on post number 67

  • 72 WIGAZ // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Well said gareth! i think i speak for us all when i send my thoughts to Kevin & his whole family during this terrible time! a tragic loss!

  • 73 Matthew // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Perhaps his agent hasn’t heard from us in the past week because we’ve signed Jonas and are not interested anymore.

  • 74 mozza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    hps if you were a betting man would you say we’ll have signed anyone of any quality by this time next week

  • 75 micepie // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Talking of second clubs, a friend of a friend chose to give up supporting West Ham about thirteen years ago because he wanted to follow a lower league side instead. He chose Orient.

    Though I know I could never really follow any other team but the Toon (I lived near Valencia for a while but couldn’t get interested as a second team, nor in New York where I live now) I think there’s something admirable in doing that, choosing a club from a lower league. He’s very much an avid Orient fan now. Imagine a Chelsea, Man U or Spurs fan doing that for example???!!!

  • 76 Ross // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    harrier as far as pro ev goes
    juve-give it to nedved he’ll score from anywhere
    inter-zlat, adriano, stankovic, viera, all can have a good crack at goal.
    ivory coast are my fav team on pro ev, try taking the ball off kone, impossible,haha

  • 77 Mac // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Right i am sorry but today i am full of DooM and GlooM. We are going to miss out out on Larsson,Aimar and Inler. i don’t know what makes me feel like this but i was expecting something today and nothing not a thing.

  • 78 Northwestgeordie // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    This would be my toon team-


    H.Beye C.Cuellar S.Taylor Zhirkov

    J.Milner Inler Jonas

    M. Owen

    N.Zigic O.Martins

    Total spent about £35m

  • 79 valle // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    3 clubs i hate… Spurs, Sunderland and Chelsea

  • 80 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    mozza – just depends on what you call quality???
    I hope we sign some amazing players! and everything Ive said about Ashley is wrong!

  • 81 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    i promise all of you that we will have at least 3-4 new signings before the window closes.

    KK will not allow our squad to get so thin. he knows what we want and he knows what he gave us last time around. he knew how he did it last time and he will do it again.

    3-4 signings are coming. we are losing out on frustrating as this may be

    however we have a very large scouting team and there are officially 350 players in europe looking for a new club. and newcastle are well aware of that

  • 82 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    valle – i am 200% with u on that one mate

  • 83 mozza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    aye, I’m hoping the same thing, just got a bad gut feeling about it all

  • 84 mozza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    add man u and liverpool to that lads

  • 85 scott9 // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    cudnt see seb playin in centre midfiled i think defensively he would struggle i wud definatley agree with that midfiled tom toon that wud b exellent it wud need team but it has the potential to b outstanding

  • 86 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    infact…. give it by this friday or monday and if we dont sign anyone on those exact days i give ed harrison my permission to block me for getting people hopes up

  • 87 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    are there any players from the championship that any of you guys would take on board the toon army?

  • 88 Paul R // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    i hate … man ure,, spurs,, boro,, fulham n mackems 2 !!!!!

  • 89 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    kizza – Joe Ledley

  • 90 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Kizza not being funny mate – I hope for more than 3 -4 players as we would have gettn rid of more

    when you consider we need
    2 CB’s 1 LB 1 DM 1 AM
    If duff, smith and ameobi go we also
    This is a minimuim imo
    then we need to look at replacing Viduka, geremi, cacapa

    I defo want more than 3 – 4 players
    when you think about it most of our targets have been only £4 -6million!! so funding no more than £30m with our own sales!!

  • 91 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    i agree i think kk could work wonders with players like him. but only if we gave them a season in reserves/bench before making them first team material

  • 92 kizza // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    i agree with you on that. all i said is that a promise we will get 3-4 new signings and i think the rest will be our youth. but we will ger 3-4 new signings and others will just be a bonus

  • 93 The Entertainers // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    At the moment we have a squad of 21 players.
    This is from the official web site and includes:
    Ameobi (and i’ve added our new lad)
    Now out of those 4 players i can only see Shola def’ leaving. A question mark still hangs over Barton, but i think we all know Kev wants to keep the lad, whether we agree or not. As for Duff and Cacapa, imo i believe they will still be around unless we get an offer we cant refuse (unlikely).

    So if you say we have a squad of 20 players, we are still short about 4 or 5 to have a solid first team squad. Albeit one where if we need to we can call on promising youngsters.

    Scolari has just signed in at mega bucks Chelski, where he can have as many players as he wants, but has stated he only wants 25 players in the squad and regardless of respective clubs talent, this seems to be a sensible number.

    And for imo, i believe we are short at LB, CB, DM,AM and FW.
    It will be interesting times to see what Kev can bring in!

  • 94 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    With the current state of our midfield Ledley will walk straight into it.

  • 95 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    just feel most of our youth arn’t ready? and the rest of the premiership are pulling away never mind the top 4!!!

  • 96 Dannufc // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Getting worried about the upcoming season i really hope we can keep up with the likes of Villa, Man c, Tottenham, Everton and even Portsmouth. Sounds sad. Anyway really hope we get a decent defender or two ie Cuellar and Kompany. For midfield Inlar 100% yes! Got the feeling tho well pull off One Big(ish) signing maybe Mario Gomez.
    With OWEN FIT nufc will be a whole lot deadlier this season as im positive hell get the supply hes benn starved of.

  • 97 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    true. well at least ronaldo is injered first day of the season to give us more of a chance of competing for top place on the first day of the season like we did last year against bolton

  • 98 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Dannufc – I would jump around with joy if gomez joined the club just hope im wrong!

  • 99 The Entertainers // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Just a quick thought on Sidwell:

    Few weeks ago Villa looked as if they had snared Sidwell.
    Then the transfer lost pace in the Barry troubles.

    Only a day or two ago we hear in the press Newcastle are thinking about making a bid and days later he once again has all but signed for Villa.

    Am i being cynical or does anyone else suspect the players agent/ current club has made up some dross about us to hurry the transfer through?…

  • 100 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    isn’t that the way of agents know? and football clubs in general!!

  • 101 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    i just hope our next signing is as classic as smithy from gavin and stacy. if so then we will be brilliant

  • 102 The Entertainers // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    My worry is if we do pull in a big striker signing like Gonez, it will be the end of Martins.

    As Keegan will play 2 upfront a little and large and when Owens fit, the captain plays.

    I would in all honesty prefer Derdiyok.

    I know he does not come with the Germans reputation, but he looks very good now and will get better, plus a hell of a lot cheaper

  • 103 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    Respect is due to arsenal for playing proper football!..& their fans are ok too!..
    …No respect what so ever is due to: n’everton, manure & spuds!..Pug-ugly football, gob-shites & deluded whiners with nothing good to say, in that order!..Also, you know who!?!..

  • 104 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    Gomez plays if im right in the same position as viduka he would be a great replacement ! he is good at hold up!! and is quit tall about 6’3 i think!!

  • 105 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    wouldn’t it be great if one of us signed for newcastle. we were talking about transfers one day and then next day we played at saint james park. wat a dream that would be

  • 106 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Y’right TT, about Ledley…Which says it all about our dirth of midfielders!..

  • 107 Dannufc // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Thats true id hate to see Martins out the squad he’d put 20+ goals away easy playing at a club with a decent midfield (tho we could have a classic midfield soon).

    Cant argue with all the links to various midfielders but if theres one thing that will get every one of our players to stand up and take notice it will actually be the signing of a big striker i feel.

  • 108 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Pogrebnyak before Gomez…Plays some great hold up & knows where the goal is & he can cross & is a neat passer!..

  • 109 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    daniel hayden are u dannufc

  • 110 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    cheaper isnt always better?
    the same as more expensive!!

    keep martins get rid of smith ameobi and viduka and bring in Gomez and Derdiyok

  • 111 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Also, wouldn’t mind Derdiyok, he looks well good & is gonna get better…& he’d love to play with MO…His words!..

  • 112 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    dont worry

  • 113 Dannufc // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    kieran am not no mate.

  • 114 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    punk – its personal opinion and I respect everyones opinion but for stats goal% gomez is miles ahead!!

  • 115 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    i wonder when we will sign shearers son. he will be like the savour. shearer is our god and shearers son will be jesus and preform title winning miricles for his fathers beloved toon army

  • 116 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    if u could sign any defender in the world… who would it be? and would it be unwise of me to put a bet in for steve harper to get an england call up next year?

  • 117 shearer4pm // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    i know we’ve made mistakes in the past and i feel that clubs know this and delibritaly hold out for more money when its us cus they know we will pay it, gotta get rid of the rep and buy good hard workin players on sensible wages, larrson, gilberto?? fletcher??o shea, i know sayin those names people will moan and groan, but lets face it, there decent players espesh fletcher, jus cant displace carrick, give him a regular run and i honestly feel he will pay us back very nicely

    also ne1 heard about elano from mancity, i know he’d neva come here but wheres he goin, is he stayin, aint heard nuffin, and wiv the impressive season he had last yr he’s done well to keep his head down and out of the media

    wanna give mr barton a lesson mate, we’ll pay ya £25,000 a week and even let u kick a ball in front of us 2 if ya want :)

  • 118 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Fletcher, O’shea?!?!?!?!?

    Get your coat :)

  • 119 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM


    …Right lads, there’s ma’ 442 for next season…
    …I reckon we can get most of ‘em on the cheap, or possibly on the never never, what d’y’think?..

  • 120 Gateshead Mag. // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Ed, what stadium is that on the left of the banner?

  • 121 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    i hear what y’sayin’ bro’, but i’m goin’ on what i’ve seen & gut feelin’ based on that, knarwarramean?..Sometimes stats say one thing but gut says another!..

  • 122 Tom_Toon // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Gateshead – Veltins Arena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Schalke’s homeground.

  • 123 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    we have already got that team. didn’t u watch last season

  • 124 shearer4pm // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    kieran – any defender would be lucio without a doubt or terry or nesta or ramos mmmmmm……. :S

    harder than u think

    lucio :)

  • 125 Matthew // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    It’s not surprising that people will be disappointed if they expect players of the quality of Mario Gomez.

  • 126 shearer4pm // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    see tom toon i knew this would be the reaction :)

  • 127 Ally // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    off the field for a minute lads, when the club announced the stadium expansion and hotels etc last year, is that still going ahaed or has it been knocked on the head?

  • 128 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    i would easily ay john terry. never ever get him but he just seems invisible

  • 129 shearer4pm // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    and y is schalkes ground on our banner??

  • 130 Gateshead Mag. // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    LOL, why does it have Shalkes ground like lol.

    I don’t rate Larrsoon that high.

    Maybe we’re slying in on the Turan signing? We havn’t heard much from AC or Juve either have we? hopefully we’re in there for him.

    Jonas Inler Aimar Turan.

    Owen Viduka :D

  • 131 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    we are sad arn we. there are no storys til tomorrow and no news coming through till at least 6 o clock tomorrow, yet we still hope at this time disscusing our club. we are sad…passionate and dedicated… but sad…and u know what…i love it…just love it

  • 132 shearer4pm // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    cus were propar fans kieran

    propa fans we are toonbarmy!!!

  • 133 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    also, this is Gomez that plays for germany, right?..If so he looked way outta his depth in the euros, granted, he didn’t get much time!..
    …I’ve seen Pog play more & he just looks like a KK type player…But hey, who know’s, you know when you just like the way a player plays?..

  • 134 Matthew // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    “off the field for a minute lads, when the club announced the stadium expansion and hotels etc last year, is that still going ahaed or has it been knocked on the head?”


    They never even applied for planning permission.

  • 135 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    thats right. no matter where we are in the world, this site unites us all and gives us so so much…..toon army 4 life
    for better or worse (mostly worse)
    in sickness and in health (injery hell toon)
    do we take newcastle united and my whole lifes love and support?

    I DO

  • 136 Jim // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Another interesting (but probably false) ‘tumour’ from

    “Can I just put the record straight that I was totally against KK’s return, but with the information I have just recieved from Newcastle’s deputy media manager that we will spend £50 million before the 30th July on –
    Johnny Evans £5 million
    Velso £20 million
    Turan £10 million
    Arshvin £12 million
    Pavlyuchenko £8 million
    Thank you KK sorry I ever doubted you it will not happen again


    It’s also got other wild speculation from Mike Ashley’s Toenail cutter’s Aunty etc. etc…

  • 137 kieran // Jul 9, 2008 at 10:53 PM

    to marry our club say I DO

  • 138 welshtoon // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:04 PM


    beye–taylor–josip simunic –zhirkov




    That would be my team but i know it wont happen :(

  • 139 tom tomb // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Football rumours is the source of all silly crap. People rarely mention they have been told a certain player will sign. It is usually about 8, so no cred at all, like I say crap.(but it is nice to dream)

  • 140 tom tomb // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Zhirkov IS NOT a left back!

  • 141 Jim // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Tom Tomb…

    Agreed, but it’s aye fun to listen to gossip. It’s what this blogs full of apart from dubious opinions, occasionally softly spoken.

  • 142 tom tomb // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Jim yer right , I just can’t even bear to go on that rumours web it is so not in touch. Also the 50 million mentioned totals to 55 mill. Anyway any 3 out of that lot would do nicely for starters-dreaming again.

  • 143 Jim // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    I was looking at the ‘official’ site tonight and at the 1st team for 08/09. There’s gaps for 2 defenders, 1 midfield (Gutierrez isn’t listed) and Ameobe’s where Carrol should now be. So there’s only space for a LB and RB if Duff, Barton, Smith and others unknown stay but that’s another issue.,,10278,00.html

    And another thing. Does anyone notice an ommision from their ‘Ledgends’?,,10278,00.html

  • 144 toonoot // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    A few cults are definitely missing :)

  • 145 Punk Skunk // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    aye mate, where’s Shearer, Hughie Gallagher, Len White & probably a few others?..
    …Well spotted!..

  • 146 SAMTHECAT // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:48 PM

    I dont count Carroll or Edgar as 1st team squad even if the official site does.
    Its clear we are short of a centre back/left back and competition for Butt and Barton and i just hope we get another striker so that Smith doesnt get anywhere near the 1st 11.

  • 147 Leo // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    i like reading its a good laugh, occasionally i put my little rumours up its a good laugh, i think thats what it is all about?

  • 148 SwedeEric // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    DOn´t understand why people se Pavluchenko as a great buy? Sure, he played well in 3 games in the euros… But before that he hasn´t prove even close to the quality to take the PL by storm… His technic is shocking and his finishing is worse than Martins! Don´t get fooled by the euros. If you should buy a player for what they did in the euros, then Gomez wouldn´t be high on that list, would he? Still would take him 100 times before Pavlu…

    And that site football rumors is a waste of time reading, in my opinion, if you are looking for some truth… To even think we have Veloso, Turan and Arshavin already tide up is madnes I say, madnes! :) Would love it thou…

  • 149 Jim // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Whatever happens, I’m waiting with more eager anticipation about the results of this transfer window than I ever have. There’s something more substantial in the air than the trophy signing era I was frakly sucked in to.

    Imagine not including Shearer as an NUFC Ledgend! I wonder how his Amasadors roll’s working out these days.

  • 150 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    the problem Leo is not about us having a laugh through Shepherd and possibly Ashley the club is becoming a laughing stock!!
    I just can’t wait until august is over and we can see how its changed hope for the better!!
    + stop the frustration!!

  • 151 Aussie dave // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:25 AM

    Larsson is top class, he would be a perfect signing, technically excellent, fast, can beat players on the dribble, and also score goals from free kicks.

    Did i mention he is young.

    4.5 m is nothing for this lad, especially if we want 2.5m for Shola

    Sign him. Perfect for a 3 man midfield

  • 152 DC Magpie // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:25 AM

    eee no chris waddle amongst the legends….

    …nor blacky milburn?

  • 153 DC Magpie // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:29 AM

    the video is all O’M highlights but a great one.

  • 154 chuck // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    I believe it has been stated by Ashley he wants to challenge for a top spot in the league, in which case why are we looking at club players like Larrsen, Skjelbred etc.
    If ashley is serious he has to go more upmarket, or settle for a repeat of last season.
    Seems like last seasons finish has made it difficult to attract anyone to the club (Digard)
    That in combination with the austerity program
    currently in force makes for a bleak future.
    Fans dont seem to understand the reality and fail to see why anyone would turn down an opportunity to play for the club.
    Unless there is a change of plan I for one am not looking forward to the upcoming season.
    The uncertainty surrounding the club(denials in regards to selling the club that few believe) do little to attract prospects and tend unsettle the fans.
    Just terrible PR.

  • 155 DC Magpie // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:33 AM

    or here you go, all B&W, even has him playing with KK in some clips

  • 156 DC Magpie // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:35 AM

    ah lighten up Chuck, ‘av a gander at the young waddle to cheer yes up.

  • 157 dan // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:42 AM

    This is the sort of sneaky deal Wise should be tying up NOW so that folks have time to settle in. It never works to sign players on the deadline, they are just not settled when the season kicks off.
    I really rate this guy. Far too good for brum IMHO. If we don’t act now I think Fergie might snap him up. Come on Ashley !! Put your money where your mouth is !!

  • 158 Jim // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:47 AM


    I absolutely agree about concluding transfer deals as early as possible. I think one of the difficulties is that agents prefer to tout their wares. Look at Larssons agent.

  • 159 tom tomb // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    Chuck Boro finished below us, and dickard went there.

  • 160 tom tomb // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:51 AM

    No matter what – at the end of the day we need.
    RB-LB- 2 x CB’s 2x cm and at least 1 striker. Seven players to make the squad-minimum.

  • 161 tom tomb // Jul 10, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    Jim that official site- has kk got owt to do with the team at all now? As he stated Alan Smith is a forward not a midfielder. The site says he’s a midfielder!

  • 162 Jim // Jul 10, 2008 at 1:28 AM

    Tom Tomb…

    That’s a question that shouldn’t need to be asked but I agree with your doubt. KK’s gone very quiet since the Summit with Ashley, Mort, Wise and Jimenez but then he has been on holiday. There’s an uncertain atmoshere but I think it’s the responsibility of the Clubs Media team to communicate more effectively. Questions like “Kevin, do you feel marginalised?” “Mike, could you state your personal 10 year plan for Newcastle United?” “Denis, what about yours?”

    I’ve faith in Keegan to do his damned best with the resources at his disposal and would walk with him to the end because I believe him to be a man of honour as demonstrated by stepping down as England manager. He will always do what’s best for the club over himself.

    Anyway, the immediate ambition will be demonstrated in this transfer window and realised by January.

    As for Smith, if Keegan has faith who am I to question? Mind, in the last 4 years he’s had 94 domestic league appearances (61 Manc U./ 33 the Toon) and scored 7 goals (7 Manc U./ 0 the Toon). He’s no striker.

    Source: Wikipedia

  • 163 Spyro // Jul 10, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    Hlebs excuse for leavin Arsenal

    “”I can’t get used to the chaotic way of life in London, where everyone is racing around 24 hours a day. It is uncomfortable and I’m mentally tired.”

    What a poor excuse for being disloyal. What NUFC dont need is scum bags like this guy.

    Arsenal bought this guy for like 12 million, and Barcelona are taking him for 13.5 or something. Arsenal are being ripped off by Barcelona for the second year running. lol

  • 164 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    dan,I agree that it’s better to get new players settled in early, KK’s always tried doing that in the past.

    SwedeEric, I agree about Pavluchenko too, only 2 players looked classy for Russia, their left sided player (he he) Zhirk-off and ofcourse Arshaver but I can’t see either playing for us this season.

    As for the Toon legends…. 4 spanning 50 years :D 1 or 2 missing atleast !

  • 165 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    What goes around comes around Spyro…..FABREGAS

  • 166 tom tomb // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:09 AM

    Jim eloquently put, totally agree. I am away to my crypt for half an hour.

  • 167 Tam Toon // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:11 AM

    Hey Hadji someone pinched your name lately did’nt they ? Have you any ideas who it might have been? I had mine knicked for a day, and I suspect someone, Ed emailed them but never told me who it was. For obvious reasons of course.

  • 168 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:18 AM

    I dont know and i’m not bothered to be honest.Out of 1000000000 names he had to choose mine and i’m on this site since the day it was created.Am i right Dragoner a.k.a.Spyro

  • 169 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:25 AM

    Many guys from this site are missing or they are not as active as they used to be:Toon Chicken(my favorite :-) ),Kash,Dingo,Rich,Nightfall,Sinead(lol).

  • 170 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:28 AM


  • 171 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:31 AM

    Nah….i’m here regularly

  • 172 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:31 AM

    lol it didnt post lol… just saying there seems to be some here with more than one name.

  • 173 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:37 AM

    You’re right unfortinatelly,someone used my nick 10 days ago but he wrote that he works in SJP and almost 70 % on this site know that i’m from Macedonia.

  • 174 tam toon // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    Ha ha Hadji, I bet its been changed 51 times.

  • 175 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:41 AM

    Lol, I’ve seen people having conversations with themselves I’m sure and was quite amusing at the time but I also think one or two may have been banned!

    Poor Sinnead used to get alot of grief everytime she posted so not surprised she says nothing or maybe she changed her name.

  • 176 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:45 AM

    I dont think it was Hamas 51 times,but like i said…i’ll leave those sickoes to deal with their problem,i cant be asked to waste my energy on them.
    Oba…how you know its a SHE.

  • 177 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:48 AM

    True Hadji you never know but just going from a girls name tbh. I remember she had a drunken rant one night cos she was sick of all the hassle she got for sticking up for Shay.

  • 178 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:53 AM

    Could be you never know,the only girl on this site is Sonya i think.

  • 179 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:55 AM

    I do remember her saying her opinion wasn’t respected because she was a female though.

  • 180 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:56 AM

    Anyway i’m off to bed now,good night and i hope i’ll be dreaming of signing some top players in near future.

  • 181 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:59 AM

    night m8. up for work at SJP in the morning? :D

  • 182 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:00 AM

    Btw…i never underestimate girls knowledge in football cause in my country one lady is killing the bookies.Every week she wins around 1500 pounds.You work on SJP Oba?How nice is that mate,my girlfriend’s coming here in 2 weeks and i ordered the Training sleevless kit.The new one i mean,she lives in South Shields,West Boldon.

  • 183 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:06 AM

    Lol no Hadji, was just a joke about your impersonator.

    Cool you’ll be excited about her visit I’m sure and I bought a new shirt earlier this year so maybe ask for another at Christmas :)

  • 184 harrier // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:08 AM

    I had a dream that *we* signed nasri last night. Who knows what tonight will bring.

  • 185 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:10 AM

    Would just be nice to see some new faces in, isn’t Nasri going to Arsenal though?

  • 186 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:14 AM

    Hahahahaha Oba,i’ll get you for that.

  • 187 harrier // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:15 AM

    yes he is, was just a dream ;)

  • 188 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:30 AM

    Wenger To Gun Down Rivals For Falcao?
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing to swoop for River Plate striker Radamel Falcao, according to The Sun…
    »Comments Print This Story Send To A Friend Contact Us galleria zoom Falcao is one of the hottest young forwards in South America at the moment, having scored 38 goals in 58 games during his three years so far at El Monumental.

    The Colombian international has been targeted by some of Europe’s giants, including Real Madrid and Manchester United, the latter of whom are desperately seeking a prolific goal-scorer to lead their line.

    But the Gunners have reportedly leaped the head of the queue and are willing to fork out ₤8million for Falcao, although los Millonarios are demanding ₤12million.

    However, given Emmanuel Adebayor is edging ever closer to a mega-money Emirates exit, Wenger and co may just dish out the extra cash to land the 22-year-old hitman.

    I’ve been monitoring this guy for the last 5 months and recomending him on this site aswell as playing some videos from YouTube.
    He could be our new Shearer

  • 189 The Lighthouse Keeper // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:38 AM

    Attention out there, the weather is poor and the seas choppy bit like NUFC.

  • 190 The Lighthouse Keeper // Jul 10, 2008 at 5:07 AM

    The prevailing wind has blown away the straggley leaves from the tree.New buds opened out in the spring. We need several strong leaves to join the tree before Aug 31st.

  • 191 dan // Jul 10, 2008 at 7:36 AM

    can some tell me whats happening with spears have we got him yet or not

  • 192 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:25 AM

    My dream team containing the best players from newcastle and spurs.
    –Lennon–Jenas–Modric–Dos santos–

    Subs: Given

  • 193 Midjew // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:37 AM

    Good article, hope it happens would be GREAT to get this guy in.

  • 194 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:38 AM

    Fernando……Garbage separation please,, cause the team you just put except Owen and Given is pure GARBAGE.

  • 195 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:50 AM

    REALLY. That first 11 won a trophy last season so cant be that bad. Given and owen would defo improve the bench

  • 196 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    Fernando…..You can bring the world superstars in your team but you’ll still be behind Arsenal and Chelsea.
    At least we rule the North East,we have a saying in my country”Its better to be number 1 in the village than to be LAST in the city”.

  • 197 Midjew // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:57 AM

    Bale DIDNT actually WIN a trophy.

    Was Injured!!!!!!!!!

    And Also Neither Did Dos Santos

    Barca won NOTHING last year!

  • 198 marat18 // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:00 AM

    Just read that Zenit rejected 19mln offer for Arshavin from english club (Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle are said to remain in competition) and want 24mln for the player!

    They lost their plot I believe.

  • 199 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    Midjew…..Who brought them the cup,it was our ex man Woodgate.
    So Fernando you should be gratefull for that.

  • 200 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    You dont rule the north east. Sunderland have a better manager,more money and the most vocal supporters in the league. They will finish above newcastle as will boro who are outbidding newcastle for players.

  • 201 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    I don’t believe Newcastle is still after the overrated Arshavin; however, this whole matter is just like a soap opera or reality TV show. “Where is Andrei going anyways?”

    Finger crossed for Inler! and no more unrealistic jokes please.

  • 202 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    Action speaks louder than words, period.

  • 203 P // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    Tottenham will go bankrupt soon, as their fans is miserable little compare to us. And they have been only 5th at the best in recent year. And yes they have not tasted CHAMPIONS LEAGUE before. Let them spend and spend and spend. Sooner or later they will be like leeds, ended up swimming like sperms.

    And yes, Berbatov is a newcastle fan, wouldn’t mind him. Jenas and Woodgate is newcastle byproduct, not needed in our plan. Keane? His goal rate is peanuts compare to Owen.

    The defence you name leak 4 goals against us recently, think bramble play better than them.

  • 204 Chicken // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:21 AM

    Hadji – Nice to read that you’ve been missing me (comment 169)! I dropped the Toon from my moniker to become just plain old chicken these days, but you’re right I don’t post anywhere near as much as I used to. It’s not like the good old days when you could go toe to toe and argue your point then just agree to disagree and get on with it. Now it seems that if you go against the grain you get set upon by the savages. Shame really – used to be a really cool place. Hopefully Ed’s changes will bring back the spirit of how things used to be, and then maybe some of the other members you mentioned would come back again too.

    PS; I miss Sinead – she was mad as a box of frogs and loved old Shay just a little bit too much, but she was funny as fook when she went off on one. :)

  • 205 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:25 AM

    Remember, there is something money can’t buy… for example, success?

  • 206 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Fernando….Look,i know you’re missing the CL so much that it makes you say stupid things about how Sunderland and Middlesborough are better than us.
    I thought you know at least something about football but now you convinced me the oposite.
    You couldnt even beat a team such as Getafe on your so called stadium.So dont give me your cheap demagogue.Fernando in case you forgot the lovely flick of the heel from Braulio here’s a small reminder.HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..jesus,it still makes me laugh after all that time.HAHAHAHA

  • 207 51times // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    I’ve stolen nobody’s name, but like I said before, anything that goes wrong around here will be blamed on me. It’s most unintellectual, so please put away your pitchforks and torches.

    Also, why hasn’t the Jew been banned once and for all?

  • 208 brownrob // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Habib Beye is 4x the player of Hutton, who, lets face it, hasnt done a great deal since he joined the Spuds.

    Ive a feeling dos santos will not be strong enough for the Premier League, heck he wasnt even strong enough for the Spanish League!!! Modric also looks a weak player, he was on the ground more than he was standing in Euro 2008

    Wor Habib was arguably one of the top RB in the Premier League last season

    Thats all I have to say in the matter, I wont be responding to any trolling! I have work to do anyway!

    Back on subject, id like to see Seb come to the Toon, I have full confidence in the board, because MA knows you cant compete with 14 senior players over a season! I think we will see more faces come in, so, patiience lads!

  • 209 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    I agree with you Brownrob. As supporters of Newcastle United, the most important thing is to have the confidence, patient and faith…

    …and the ignorance towards the destructive voices.

    With only 14 senior players, the team is not even going to be through 1/3 of the season. In my mind, we must have at least 20 players. Anyway, I have my trust on the management team. With the purchase of Jonas Gutierrez, you know they are very serious in this transfer business.

  • 210 Chicken // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Hadji – nice to read that you’ve been missing me mate (comment 169). I do still post on here but I dropped the Toon from my moniker to become plain old Chicken. You’re right though – I don’t comment anywhere near as much as I used to. Things seem to have gotten pretty nasty on here of late – not like the good old days when you could go toe to toe with someone in an argument and then just agree to disagree and get on with it.

    I suppose that’s why a lot of the members who were ther at the start have left, but hopefully with this new comments policy that Ed has introduced things will pick up again, the nastier element will disappear and maybe some of the other members you mentioned will return.

    I miss Sinead. She was mad as a box of frogs and she was blatantly stalking Shay Given, but she was so funny when she used to go off on one of her rants, calling everyone “yee”. :)

    Take it easy mate, and bring on next season!

    Toon Toon!!

  • 211 John // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Hi Ed,

    Just wondering would it be possible to Ban fernando from this site..After all he’s not a newcastle fan and he’s only on here to wind people up . Also from looking back on the articles it seems like he was the one involved which caused all the hassel off no comments been aloud for one day…I find this really unfair as he’s a spurs fan on here everyday just trying to get people wound up…

    I’m all for other sopports coming on here having a discussion about football but he’s obviously not here for that…

    I personaly think action needs to be taken now as I really enjoy this site and would be extremely disappointed if it was closed down because off a sopporter off another club..

  • 212 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Great goal by Braulio, thanks for sharing.Getafe played really well that night. I was at that game and i really do enjoy our european games. We should have a real chance of winning it this season with the additions to the team. It should be a good competition with ac milan and some big teams from the prem. Maybe newcastle will qualify one day. Through the league though as you dont seem to be able to win trophies.

    51times you are a racist and a disgrace to your team.

  • 213 brownrob // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Exactly, a player of quality for peanuts.

    I realise that everyone (me included) wants to see the signings all done today but thats just not possible. I think the club also realise that we are eager to see them progress forward, but the club “will” be looking at targets. Negotiations are always drawn out, take Steven Taylors contract as well as Michael Owens.

    One thing I can guarantee is not happening is the board doing nothing but having a game of cards with a £1,000 big blind!

    I think what we are suffering is withdrawl symptoms from the old regime, granted last summer was a bit crazy with MA coming in and sam appointed a few weeks earlier.

    I think the club were stunned by the Modric saga, when we were gazzumped by the Spuds, so now we must get used to more subtle dealings in the market, no more Harry Redknapp carryon!

    Anyone who says to me that we might not get any more players, is “deluded”, we HAVE to get new players, so just chill. I love the club just as much as the next man, so just sit back, get the popcorn and enjoy the show, we get the best show because we get so much window shopping to do!

  • 214 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    diddums john. cant take a bit of friendly banter. it was tom toons racist comments that got the comments section taken away.

  • 215 GM // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    John: here here , I second that.

  • 216 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Chicken….Hi mate,i knew it was you but i wasnt 100% sure.
    I bet you still remember”Turkey is like Colombia and Sevilla will wipe out Arsenal :-)
    It is kind a different for the past 5 months,a lot of bad language has been used from some of the new members.But like you said,with this new policy hopefully the old gang will return.
    Cheers mate and hopefully we’ll coment on some top quality signing soon.

  • 217 Ericles // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Larsson would be a reasonable addition to the squad. It is a long season and we are depleted already. Any challenging club must have 2 players for every position (including youngsters). We also need adaptable quality players who are ready to play 2 or 3 positions for the benefit of the TEAM. I go for Inler too.

  • 218 Steve T // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    There needs to be clarification as to what “an Offer” is.

    “The only offer I know of is from Newcastle United, but I haven’t heard from them in the last week.”

    If we made the offer, why is he still waiting to hear from us!
    I think Agents often use the word “offer” when they mean “enquiry”. Just like we made an “offer” for digard!

  • 219 fernando // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    everytime i make a comment that your supporters dont agree with they start going on about hitler and are generally very racist. My fellow spurscommunity members have been looking on here after i tipped them off and we have all been having a good laugh. Keep up the good work Ed, i enjoy watching everyone making fools of themselves and generally reinforcing the geordie stereotype.

  • 220 ronaldeano // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    @Fernando, have you got nothing better to do that come on here and try to get the fans of a bigger and better club than yours to bite with your sad comments?

    By the way, how did it feel when we HAMMERED 4 beautiful goals past you lot at your place last season? It felt fantastic for me!, but there again, we hammer you every time we play you!

    Stick to your own blog son. You are not welcome on here

  • 221 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Fernando…..I know that you’ve been on this site in the last 5 months pretending to be NUFC fan,now tell me something.
    Are all Tottenham fans like you or you’re just the black sheap of the family?

  • 222 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Let’s say you walk into the car dealership and you are shopping for a car. There are too many cars for sale. If you just go and pick one easily, you may waste a lot of money.

    …and we are talking about the global (or more likely EU) market. How can you pick 5 from 100,000 players? The management team has to be extremely careful.

    Again, in the car dealership, the agents are tricking people by giving you not-so-straighten-out comments to make you buy the expensive-but-not-effective cars. We always see news articles talking about what the management team is after. That’s just some advertising tricks done by the agents. After a few years of observing, it’s not fooling us. It may fool the other managers, I don’t know.

    Remember the good old days with bargains of Albert, Ferdinand, etc? They came cheap, but they never played cheap. That’s what we should have in mind. Players like Modric costs a lot, but again, not proved PL player. I am preparing the peanuts and soda for myself to watch this transfer market movement!

    P.S. We were actually linked with David Beckham last January… so… *speechless*

  • 223 brownrob // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:57 AM


    DO NOT respond to him, some people get kicks by stirring the pot

    So want to annoy him the most?

    Ignore the trolling!

    Now please, lets keep this on topic or Im afraid Ed may be tempted to pull the plug again :(

  • 224 Patrick // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Yes. The topic is about the possible purchase of Seb Larsson, always.

  • 225 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Personally i would never ever go on a Spurs blog from 2 reasons.
    1-I dont wanna disrespect my club
    2-I dont wanna catch some virus on my lap top

  • 226 Brownrob // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    I reckon we will sign inler, arda , dawson, joe cole and arshavin. That will be good enough for us to make the champions league!!

  • 227 Chicken // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Hadji – how could I forget those little pearlers – haha. ;)

    I’m sure I came out with a few of my own from time to time.

    Ed, I will email you this suggestion also, but how do you and other members think an “Ignore” button might work? So that you could click on a certain members name and choose an option to ignore their comments (so you wouldn’t be able to read them). It’s often true real world that if you ignore the annoying little attention seekers they soon go somewhere else to seek the attention they crave – maybe it could work here too?

  • 228 Hadji // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Brownrob….Its ok mate,we’re polite fans and we wont break the new policy.

  • 229 brownrob // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    That ignore idea is quality, Id definitely use it!

    Another thing that would work is a report post button, that mails Ed your own IP (to avoid misuse) and the reported posts IP.

    I love this blog and want to see it go from strength to strength!

  • 230 ObaFan2 // Jul 10, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    51times, comment 207 totally uncalled for and it means I end up agreeing with a Spur’s fans comment about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 231 Will Camp // Jul 10, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    brownrob – we havnt got a hope in hell of signing arshavin or joe cole. good call on turan though. since the euros his name hasnt cropped up at all. still have a chance

  • 232 michael // Jul 10, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    I like seb a think he is a wikid player arsenal wasted him , i hope Newcastle sign him he is a good replacement for emre. Seb has a wikid shot, cross , pass which Newcastle are desperate for. he can play where barton did play am saying where barton did play coz a hope Newcastle have a bit common sense and sack him.

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