The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Banner created by Reilly - one of our readers
Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle and Leeds In Goalless Draw

10:50 pm, Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 by Neil Harrison · 193 Comments

Newcastle will end their run-up to their first season in the Chamionship with a tame draw against Leeds.


Ryan Taylor-Had two good chances

Newcastle’s preseason started with a bang, at least results wise, but fizzzled out with a horrendous loss and a lackluster draw against two League One sides. This will hardly fill St. James’ Park with confidence going into the opening match against West Bromwich Albion.

To be fair though, Leeds never really looked like scoring while Newcastle had four solid chances. Two came from right winger Ryan Taylor who had a volley saved at the close of the first half and hit the bar five minutes after intermission.

Sebastien Bassong, making his first appearance this pre-season, had a header narrowly go over the upright. Substitute Fabricio Coloccini also had a shot go over the bar in the last fifteen minutes of the match.

This day will mostly be remembered for the departure of Obafemi Martins. It will be interesting to see who follows him out the door. Hopefully there will be some reinforcements before the window closes and not just departures.

Tags: Match Reports

193 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    “We’ve got more letters in our name, in our name.”

  • 2 geordiedingo // Jul 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    There once was man called mike Ashley
    Who conducted the toon rather brashly
    With a pint in one hand and his head in the sand
    And an away strip of cheap haberdashery

  • 3 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    There was a young man called Ashley
    He’s a cnut

  • 4 Cooper // Jul 29, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Habib Beye is off, he shook steve taylor + bassongs hand as he went off and waved want looked like goodbye to fans and people around the dugout.

  • 5 IrishMan // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    There was a young right back called Beye
    Who has just waved us all day day
    It’s hard to blame the poor lad
    Who may be a little bit sad
    To be out of the Toon on his way.

  • 6 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    There WAS a young right back called Beye.

  • 7 Tom Mo. // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    hey we almost never keep a clean sheet so im happy about that….

    wow its sad i have to find that to be happy about

  • 8 Davy Craig // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    Well, I took the family along to the game tonight but hadn’t bought tickets as we’ve just arrived home from holiday. Got there at around 7.25 and stood in a huge queue to get into the Leazes End. The problem was that the queue went all the way around the back of the Leazes to the East corner and it simply didn’t move at all.

    We were all getting very frustrated and I went to talk to a steward. There were no plans to delay the kick off despite the queues around the ground being apparently worse and with the Leeds fans also struggling to get in with hundreds of their vocal support still outside the ground as the kick off approached.

    I walked further round to see what was going on and spoke to a steward I’ve known for 16 years. He expained that there was a problem with the cash turnstile and that they’d run out of tickets printed for the match.

    Dozens of people started to leave as the match kicked off with no sign of being able to enter the ground. Suddenly, the queue started to move and it turned out that another turnstile had been opened but soon that stopped almost to a standstill as well.

    We decided to go home after missing 25 mins of the game (queuing for 40 mins by this time) and still being no nearer to getting in. The thought of paying £30 to see half a game was not good! Loads of people were getting very angry at the obvious lack of organisation on the night and greater lack of info from the club or police. I spoke to a few officers who were worried that trouble may ensue as a number of Leeds fans were still not able to get in to see the match and they’d heard about the chaos at the turnstiles.

    The only saving grace is that it seems we didn’t actually miss much!

    As for the Martins sale there’s been nothing confirmed on Sky Sports as yet regarding a medical and definite sale but if he goes I can’t see us bringing anyone in. I reckon that a few extra players will go by the end of August with no replacements being made at all so that Ashley can make a few quid back from the club.

    I hope I’m wrong!

  • 9 Doocey // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    We’ve got Dundee yet Ed!

    So any signs of a takeover on SSN? 😀

  • 10 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    What a mint night. I went down the metro at the monument and caught a train straight away. Get in!

  • 11 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    Can’t wait for the Dundee match myself. We’ll stuff the Broons and Oor Wullie. PC Murdoch is a tosser btw.

  • 12 IrishMan // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Davy Craig,

    Amazing that ye had such trouble getting into a friendly match! I would read that as the malaise affecting all aspects of the club. Things really need to turn around.

  • 13 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    The organisation tonight was a disgrace. Nobody seemed to give a toss.

  • 14 kimbo // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    I was one of the unlucky ones who got into the ground.I will never go to a game again aslong as Alan Smith wears a black and white strip never mind the captain`s armband.The mid field was out classed by apoor Leed`s midfield .No pace in our team is a major problem,can`t see where the goals will come from.Please Ashley end this nightmare now ,appoint a manager and get rid of Alan Smith,Joey Barton in midfield.Thanks to Oba and Habib .

  • 15 Big Dave // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Lads was working tonight so where did all the Oba stuff start and sure what about the embargo if he is going then something must be happening. does anyone know if FFS was there ?

  • 16 Ross // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Davy Craig-ridiculous mate. Looks like Ashley is willing to make it awkward for us to even just get in and watch the bloody lads!
    Obviously it would be silly to blame Ashley directly but at the end of the day people have said the day to day running of the club has gone to pot and things like this dont help said accusations. If it was said tickets were going to be made available on the door then there shouldnt have been an issue. Shows what they think when they havent even printed enough tickets for the match like. And if something does go wrong surely its common sense to have a plan B. Doesnt look good when the away fans were struggling to get in aswell.

  • 17 SBR4EVA // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Sorry about your night Davy, it’s bliddy disgracefull when you go have to go through shite like that.

    It’s really getting hard to bare now. I’m at me wits end with all of that bastad’s shenanigans.
    It’s high time that cnut Ashley was “taken out”.

  • 18 hitman // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:33 PM

  • 19 Isaac Hunt // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    I’d love this to be true Hitman

  • 20 simon376 // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    Thanks for that Hitman.

    Somebody in an earler article said they had seen Shepard at St James but he said he couldn’t speak. I also saw something this morning, may have been bbc gossip column, but said that Shearer to be appointed by end of the week. Could well be rubbish like we normally get, but who knows

  • 21 Ross // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    hitman-its the type of thing we all want to be true but its just far too logical and sensible for fat mike sadlt

  • 22 Davy Craig // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    Thanks all!

    It was a disgrace. There was a lad sat at the turnstile waiting for his supervisor to help and no one appeared for ages. One steward said that they were going to open more turnstiles but it just didn’t happen. No one seemed to care at all about the fans and it just seemed to epitomise what’s been going on this last year or so. How hard is it to open a few turnstiles and take money off willing customers?! It just showed again that this lot haven’t a clue about how to run a football club as a business!

  • 23 Big Dave // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Hitman i wouldnt normally believe it but if oba is going there could be some truth in it. well i hope so anyway as it has been as boring as fuk this deadly silence we have had

  • 24 Doocey // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Appointing Shearer now would be as good as a takeover really although I doubt any of that email is true.

  • 25 Ross // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    Davy Craig-exactly mate. One turnstile breaks and they look for a plan B. about we open a few more to let the massive Q in and get behind the lads..whilst making some money in the process?..again, all far too logical for the rabble in charge at the minute like. Ashley wasnt even there, dunno if LLambiarse was?

  • 26 Big Dave // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    Lads there could be some truth in it if Oba is going aswell ? well i hope something happens real soon

  • 27 Big Dave // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Doocey @ 21 that is maybe what Ma thought aswell

  • 28 Doocey // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Big Dave // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Doocey @ 21 that is maybe what Ma thought aswell

    Yeah, I’m not getting excited as I expect Ashley to continue as club owner..

  • 29 Big Dave // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:02 AM

    Doocey I dont know mate I have just had this gut feeling the whole way through that FFS will take over.
    and another good read >
    Lads i hope and pray that we are at the begining of something

  • 30 Doocey // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:12 AM

    See the section “Shearer returns?”

    maybe it means KitBag know something we don’t.

    That’s where rumours start! 😀

  • 31 SBR4EVA // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:12 AM

    Something’s afoot that’s for sure, this is well into the eleventh hour.

    After saying bye bye to Martins, it looks like we’ll be saying tardar to Beye as well. If they wanted out it’s probably best they leave because they wouldn’t have been able to hack it anyway.

    Whatever happens, sooner or later – whoever stays, whoever goes – Newcastle don’t need any more prima-donnas. We need players that are hungry and are willing to stand up and fight cos it’s going to be tough now that the picnic is over.

  • 32 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    shearer this week or early next is a good call.

  • 33 SBR4EVA // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    I see that the Joey’s been at it again, he gave Fabian Delph a good seeing to apparently.

    “Furious Leeds boss Simon Grayson had to be held back by officials after his £8m-rated midfielder was left dazed by an off-the-ball body check by the Toon jailbird”, so says the Daily Express.

    Remember the Leeds of old? They were the dirtiest team you ever saw man. They’d hack you and then kick you while you were doon before you could get in a sliding kick of your own in. The ref wouldn’t even bat an eye lid.

    Bring back the 70’s I say (but not the Partridge Family or them stupid flares and platform shoes or the 3 day week and the power cuts).
    The toon weren’t very good but hair was good in those days…

  • 34 melbournemac // Jul 30, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    OK, whether this is true or not because it is headlines in this mornings SUN but apprently, some gadgy from Dubai is on the verge of buying NUFC. His name is apprently Srous Mahjoob and is some sort of tycoon out there with a huge interest in football.

    Apparently, he wants Keegan back and not Shearer because he believes Keegan is more of a world wide marketing name and he is prepared to stump up 40 million quid straight away to buy players.

    Furthermore, Llambias has confirmed he is meeting with Mahjoob in the next few days and expects a deal to be completed within a week. If not, two other interested parties are still in the running.

    No mdirect quotes from Llambias and you have to take this with a pinch of salt. Several reasons why?

    1. Why has Llambias broken the NDA ?
    2. Why Keegan, for gods sake, even when you consider his legal action against the club and the fact that he is a has been?
    3. Could it be the sudden decision to sell players has something mto do mwith this takeover?

    The next few days will be interesting

  • 35 JoeColl87 // Jul 30, 2009 at 2:16 AM

    Anyone else think there is some sort of coincidence between the meeting with Seymour Pierce that took place and the bid for Martins being accepted on the same day?

  • 36 Tom Mo. // Jul 30, 2009 at 2:35 AM

    thank god its hopefully somebody from dubai and not f***in profitable group. they would have been horrible.

  • 37 ObaFan2 // Jul 30, 2009 at 3:39 AM

    “Take this with a pinch of salt” about the only believable thing there!

  • 38 nufcc // Jul 30, 2009 at 4:32 AM
    any thoughts?

  • 39 ginkoh // Jul 30, 2009 at 4:37 AM

    The day we can get clean sheet, that day we cannot score. Why !?

  • 40 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:05 AM

    Can anyone explain this to me because I am lost.

    Alan Smith as far as I was aware was a semi decent striker for Leeds. Kevin Nolan was a semi decent midfielder for Bolton.

    Why the hell is Smith in midfield and Nolan up top against Leeds last night?! Houghton is clueless. I am so very hopeful that something happens soon. If some players want to go then let them go, as much as it would be sad to see Beye and Bassong go I have always advocated having players 150% committed to NUFC. Also I think we will get a decent profit on Bassong, or should I say Cashley will!!

    Heres hoping

  • 41 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:37 AM

    If that sheikh does get control it would be a major error appointing KK again. For gods sake. How can he think that KK has bigger world appeal than Shearer?! Baffles me, but then these guys are loaded so whos right!?!?

  • 42 nufcc // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:45 AM

    the “Dubai tycoon” does not look legit at all. Hope i am wrong but i think this is total cr@p.

  • 43 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    Good article

  • 44 hitman // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    why would lambmadras be talking to Sirous Mahjoob is that not seymour pierce job like.

  • 45 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:41 AM

    I agree nufcc, I cant find anything on him, not that that makes any difference but you would expect there to be something. Plus the KK coming back thing is a little too extreme, even for us id dare say!!

  • 46 Toonmania // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    can’t find anything on the net after googleing for Sirous Mahjoob so i don’t know if he’s real or a prefabbed name, one thing i do know is that the name Mahjoob is not from saudi it some from somalia and iran areas so make of this what you will

  • 47 estechco // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    Sirous Mahjoob…another bo**ox story!

    A quick google of his name throws up nowt. The guy is a total work of fiction

  • 48 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    i think we should sell the club to sirious black and stick harry potter up front.
    c’mon keegan…

  • 49 hitman // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:21 AM

    aye agree this is made up shite by the current bun.

  • 50 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Dunno about the quality of the Sun’s story but something’s goin on.

    If you look at the Grauniad article Big Dave posted @26, you’ll see there reporting that there was a three-way meeting with a prospective buyer yesterday – NUFC reps, Seymour Pearce and Anonymous bidder.

    That coupled with an apparent change of heart viz player sales makes me think that Martin’s departure’s had the blessing of the potentiaal buyer.

    Ever the optimist, I live in hope to see MA disappearing into the sunset – as all cowboys do!

  • 51 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    very strange lads, ma’s ebay name is serious manboobs.

  • 52 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Part of an article on NUFC – Jim Smith’s assessment of MA…..

    Smith, who managed Newcastle from 1988-91, admits he is frustrated by the situation and said Ashley’s handling of the club has lacked professionalism.

    He told Sky Sports News: “It originally happened and the guy went in with all of that money and we all thought ‘this is it, this is a tremendous opportunity for Newcastle to hit the big time’.

    “They are a big-time club and they’re a fantastic team with fantastic support.

    “But obviously he went in there with no plan, no professionalism and it’s gone downhill ever since. It’s a crime.

    “Hopefully the right owners can come in and sort it out because everybody knows Newcastle should be in the Premier League and challenging for honours.”

  • 53 Chizzy_Toon // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    The S*n are full of it, have tried to google this “Serious – Manboobs” 🙂 guy but have come up with nothing, other that someone by that name on Facebook..

  • 54 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    ma’s ebay name is serious manboobs…… seems appropriate as he’s shown himself to be a big t**

  • 55 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    doofa, when you said shearer this week or next week was a good call was this just your opinion? or do you know something?!?!?!

    hope springs!

  • 56 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    i’m sure its just another smoke screen. think they expected a backlash at martins sale. whos cares about martins? i’m to f****** depressed with the idea that we’re already missed out on promotion.

  • 57 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    i know something m8…

  • 58 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Jeez Doofa, you know something eh? Me too!!

    Good and telling article from today’s Times

  • 59 stavtoon // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    im a hours job so (anagram)

    Sirous Mahjoob

    sums it up really.

  • 60 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    you know nothing!! go on then please, i need something

  • 61 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    can u keep a secret?

  • 62 True fan // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    sorry if im a bit late, but just woke up and saw this

  • 63 magforlife // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    The name is not one of the recognized family names in Dubai so they either have the spelling wrong or its a load of bull.

  • 64 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    85% chance shearer will be installed before next weds/thurs.

  • 65 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    defo load of bull lads.

  • 66 Toon Graeme // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Well lads here is my take on last night.

    First of all the seat which I had selected wasnt available as a copper and steward who was a rude as hell told me to go away as sit elsewhere.

    The leeds fans were sold more tickets that the seating area allocated and they spilled out and sat with the toon fans and in the upper tier which was closed.

    The stewards and coppers were understaffed and really peeeed off and spoke to the Toon fans – yes us – like we were sh*t on their shoe.

    I was next to a group of young lads (under 15) and they were singing and chanting as were we all and who do they pick on – the kids. Threatened to shrow one out my his “arse” and was a “f*****g little sh*t” – hand on heart all he was doing was as I was and that was singing “we’ll never be as bad as you”

    Let the Leeds fans were spitting, swearing and, apart from being thick’ were shocking in behavoir.

    There was other incidents where our lads were spoken to like crap and some justified but mainly not!! If anything it was the Leeds fans.

    The organisation was ridiculous and as for the Leeds ticket sales – should have kept them up in level 7.

    I told the steward he was out of line by talking to bairns like the way they were and was basically told to “f**k off or get thrown out son” so I retaliated by telling this lard ar$e idiot not to call me son as clearly he was only about 10 years older than me and had more chins than Ashley and Im 30. He got a bit shirty when I asked him if he felt like a big man on his power trip picking on bairns.

    I know they have a job to do but it was disgracefull!!!!

    I’ll post about the match after me coffee.


  • 67 True fan // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    i actually doubt this story, as it looks made up and as it says at the end of the article, martins is moving for 7.5 million whereas skysports says it is 9 million

  • 68 Toon Graeme // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    That sun article is crap. Played the crowd through the tannoy!!!

    Absolute guff – pure crap from start to finish.

    I wouldnt want Keegan back anyway. Whats he gonna do argue with the new owners and do one again.

    There were about 5 people sitting around Llambias last night. His body language was interesting. Just sat slumped on his chair leaning on his hand.

  • 69 Geordiedoonsooth // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    It’s a wind up why would lameass only speak to the Sun for gods sake. Look at the name Sirous Mahjoob. Sounds Like a slang for Sir its my Job probably more mackem p*ss takers

  • 70 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Doofa – of course I can my man, give me the juice

  • 71 True fan // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:03 AM,19528,11095_5461019,00.html

    ITS EVEN ON SKY SPORTS WEBSITE!!! must be some credibility to it, even if its just a little

  • 72 roscoe // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    it on SKY SPORTS!!,19528,11678_5461019,00.html

    Dubai tycoon!!
    That would be unbelievable…
    Billionaire owener and Keegan back.

    It would be like the whole period from when keegan left to now never happened and we can get back to the PL.

    Please Mr Mahjoob!!! SOS!!!

  • 73 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    well here it goes m8, keep watching skysports like….

  • 74 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    its breaking baby…lol

  • 75 magpie6699 // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Yes – I’m sure Serious Manboobs is really a mackem supporter. I don’t believe anyone can remain totally anonymous these days, especially if they possess the money to buy a football club and I can’t find anything about any Mahjoob except from Iran – oh no! Maybe we’re all going to have to convert and the lasses wear veils at SJP now.
    As for the game last night, any body impressed with Andy Carroll – got better as the game went on as a target man and set up RT’s best chance with a well-directed header? Other positives? Well, Seb had Beckford in his pocket – though I don’t know if that’s a positive for us – and to be fair I thought Spidey never stopped trying although he again flattered to deceive. Lua Lua had some opportunities but sadly wasted 2 good chances to be the hero, although some good runs leading up to them. Oh, and I nearly saw Smithy break into a run once, but I may have been mistaken. For one I thought Habib Beye was not really with it – he kept getting caught in possession in the 2nd half – indicative of something. And Joey Barton showed some skill;s – but then confirmed that we need to get rid with a crude challenge. As I’ve said before on this blog, apart from the fact that I loathe the man for what he does to the name of NUFC, the plain fact is if he stayed we’d be lucky to get 10 games a season out of him, with suspensions, injuries and (probably) jail agin. His appearance record is no better than Owen in that respect- and he’s a criminal thug as well.

  • 76 magpie6699 // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Sorry – “For ONCE I thought….”
    Forgot to say the ref was very lenient – at least 3 Leeds players would have been booked in a league match and JB as well – might even have gone on to a red as it wasn’t his last foul.

  • 77 bowburnmag // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    TG – the coppers were the same down at Huddersfield. Load of kids piled down into the bottom corner of the stand at half-time get nearer to where the nosier home fans were and to have what was no more than a ‘sing off’ and got loads of grief for it.

    It’s bollox.

    They upped the atmosphere but were getting earache for it.

  • 78 True fan // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    if anyone is watching SSN, keep us posted please!

  • 79 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    I dont get home from work till mid-day so cant see what SSN are saying. To be fair I think the article on skysports website is a writeup of the suns rubbish this morning.

    Has David Craig been on yet then Doofa?

  • 80 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    re @raffo
    can u keep a secret?

    Deffo, if raffo can’t, I can… what is it?

    Re the Dubai magnate, remember the local guy who made his money in the rag trade………… could this be another spoof?

  • 81 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    C’mon Doofa, I am very secretive!!

    Lesh you said you knew sumthing too!!

    Oh how things have got so bad im begging for a tit bit of info from a guy ive never met on a blog about nufc that i have no way of knowing if its true or not.

    Ashley has brought me to this

  • 82 Toon Graeme // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    I think the name in the sun article says it all – what a wind up – I’ll eat my sons cereal if its true!! 🙂

    Tempers were flaring on the pitch last night. Bassong had a face like a smacked backside and Barton was shouting at the players – I think more out of frustation – but I honestly think its because he want to do well. Smith was having ago at a few two and gave a sarcastic clap to Ryan Taylor at one point.

    Was Habib saying goodbye? Possibly.

    I dont care what guff gets printed by the press we are gonna get slaughtered in the championship. The ‘physical’ level of the game will cause us problems and that is what concerns me. At times is was annoyingly clear as we were getting the ball robbed off and muscled off the ball. Beye and Jonas especially.

    Jonas aint gonna hit it in the championship. He was easily dispossessed and I have been a fan all last season.

    Ryan Taylor – Ive got to say not too bad – had some shots and that knock down from Carroll would have been a beaut if it had gone in – again IF.

    Sholla – hit me but – he seemed ok.

    Barton – a couple of dodge tackles and did Smith but having said that I would say Leeds players would have been yellowed and easily one red carded in a real match.

    Highlight – smith waving at the Leeds fans as they were calling him a “w****r”.

    Apart from the d ic k head coppers and stewards the craic was canny between the fans.

  • 83 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:43 AM


    So you’re telling me we’re about to be taken over by a guy from dubia called serious manboobs?

    Guys this has wind-up written all over it.

  • 84 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    nothing is 100% but we only have until middle next week latest to find out(one way or another) thats from the horses mouth. trust.

  • 85 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    And the horse goes by what name?!

  • 86 Ericles // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    The result does not bode well for future competitive Coca Cola life. Caution on the Dubai (dubious?) connection. It is a report in the Sun (out of its own arse) newspaper (?). Funny old embargo if the transfer gossip is true. Looks like Oba is on his way though and Beye perhaps, and not forgetting Bassong (though we will probably have to). Speaking as an atheist I do not think god is on our our side – though I did see his bike outside the church the other day. Pick a team? Hughton cannot even pick his nose!

  • 87 Toon Graeme // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Im so synical I dont beleive a word Llambias says.

    I take it with Oba going the Embargo is off – or is it a case of the club will decide who goes – cherry pick if you will.

    Anyone going to West Brom away?

  • 88 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Is this in terms of shearer coming back or in terms of sale going through?

  • 89 magforlife // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    This may be a windup but be careful not to throw insults, disguised as a joke or not, towards anyone from the middle east as its sure they will walk away, that is their mentality, they wont stand for it.

  • 90 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Great times ahead lads and lasses. Watch this space!

  • 91 Stuart79 // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Is it April 1st?

  • 92 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    goods words indeed….

  • 93 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    …never heard of this ‘Serious Manboobs’ that Sky Sports are reporting like.

  • 94 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    ….sumik is DEFFO happening

  • 95 Nobby_Long // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Because SSN are running with a story brought to you by The SUN, it should make you all realise that every word is complete & utter B*ll*cks..

    Parent Company of each………..yes …News Corp

    they get their info from the same made up source

  • 96 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    So who is this Sirous Mahjoob gadgie?? Sky are saying he’s a multi-millionaire, not a Billionaire, so maybe he’s just a underling of one of the richer people or maybe it’s just a made up name, so that we don’t find out who the real identity is until he’s the new owner!!!
    Either way, as long as he’s got some money to spend & not just doing it because every other arab has a footy club!!!
    As for not being known, who, truth be told had heard of Ashley before he brought the TOON, I know I didn’t, never heard of the fat git & wish I still hadn’t but sh!t happens & hopefully he’ll be gone within the week, or I will!!!
    As for the match, good to see we kept a clean sheet last night, shame we couldn’t score tho as that would have made last week a distant nightmare!!
    Oba Martin is off is he, what happened to the EMBARGO, has that been lifted, could be a good sign as long as we get someone in to manage the replacements we’ll need for all the outgoing players!!

  • 97 Toon_Army // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Take a break from the depression and fight in the arena with other gladiators…

    Great fun, and addictive…

  • 98 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Isn’t it obvious to everyone that something is about to happen for the best? ‘Serious Manboobs’ might be boll0cks, but things are evidently now moving in the right direction. Bright skies imminent……..

  • 99 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    multi-trillionaire, that why he’s off the radar.

  • 100 repo // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    this is a sunderland fan on a wind up..

    dont belive anything plus i was talking to keegan and he responded

    @DOBEY666 I’m not aware of the rumours you refer to, so will keep my gob shut (as I’ve been advised to do!)

  • 101 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    very fishy……

  • 102 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    guys if there were a multi millionair called Sirous Mahjoob I’m sure he’d be on google somewhere ie he’d have bought something and he’d be in some kind of newspaper etc..

    My guess is they think a takeover is on the cards and they’ve made the rest up. Come on like keegan returning? I can’t see it.

  • 103 Nobby_Long // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Soliadback—its not just that he is not known, there is no mention of him anywhere – I’ve searched Google.

    The article quotes Llambias with some comments saying the sale is progressing – mentioning no names- but the others quotes are from a suppossed PR man for Sirous Mahjoob – its got be to cr@p

  • 104 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    work a little different over there m8.

  • 105 sahota // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    I won’t believe all these stories till anyone official form club come on TV or calls a press conference and says it.
    But form all the activity since yesterday, I can guess that something must be happening. I just want things to move on even if Mike remains as owner. I personally think he is making big mistake by selling at this time. When he got Shearer in, people forgot about Mike. I think if he could have just got Shearer in permanently immediate after relegation, then give him some money to work with say £10mil initially. Then in parallel try selling our high paid players to reduce wage bill. This would have given enough money to Mike to hand over £20m to Shearer for transfers without borrowing from any bank. And after all this he could have probably put club for sale.

    I just hope someone buys us within a week, its not good to wait further as season will be starting and if we don’t start season well then everyone will be again down. Once you are fighting for survival its very difficult to come out. See what happened last season, whole season we were fighting for survival.

  • 106 magforlife // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    My brother has lived in Dubai for years and he doesnt recognize this name but he knows that the Kuwait royal family were seriously interested in buying the club last time around.

  • 107 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Of course it’s a spoof! SSN also reported the last Mackem story as if it was fact, and lost all credibility with me as a result.

    What really gives it away is the Keegan thing. I don’t believe anyone – even an arab thousands of miles away – thinks that’s a good idea, let alone KK being a bigger draw than AS.

  • 108 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    dont think anyone knows anything at the club.
    official or not.

  • 109 Big Dave // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    lads just dont forget the people that were interested in the club last year were in favour of bringing KK back so it could be a bidder that was interested in us last time, but i still think there is a good chance that it is a1 bull.. the manboob name made me think it is FFS

  • 110 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Sounds like the match organisation was the result of having sacked half the staff. But police and security being the way they were is unforgivable and there needs to be a review.

    To me it sounds like the security, police and turnstile cockup was more likely to cause a riot than any of the fans.

    And we could have bought a reasonable young player for the ticket money that walked away last night. Honestly – for a bloke who clearly goes through whole breweries most nights, Ashley clearly couldn’t organise a p**s up in one…

  • 111 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    not long now tho lads and lasses.

  • 112 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    It must be true if ‘TribalFootball’ are posting it now, only difference is they’re saying its a Dubai Tycoon & not mentioning any names.. lol

    Doofa I never said multi-Trillioniare mate, you need spec-savers I think. 🙂

  • 113 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    I do think that something’s happening, though – but I’ve got a nasty feeling that Fat Fred is involved. Pans, fires and all that. If he comes back, we’ll be back here in a year, worse off than ever.

  • 114 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Oh, and when you look through all the reports today, there is only one actual quote.




    Llamearse says the club could be sold NEXT WEEK!!!


    Is the guy actually an animatronic puppet stuck on “repeat”??


  • 115 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    not sold im afraid Doofa, have to give me more!!

  • 116 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    didn’t say ya did m8. lol

  • 117 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    not ffs’s money.. is that enough raffo?

  • 118 Big Dave // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Whumpie i beg to differ with you as FFS wants to go down in history as the (man that saved the toon)

  • 119 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    I agree that something is happening, but that serious handjoob/manboobs guy is a joke, it’s quite clearly been made up.

    Hopefully this time next week we’ll have a new manager and a new owner, wow things could actually be looking up.

  • 120 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Actually I don’t think there’s such a thing as a Trillionaire, never mind a multi-Trillioniare 😮

    The closet you get is Manc Citeys owners, their supposed wealth is £550Billion.. WOW!!!

    Maybe the gadgie belongs to their group, same as Pompies new owner does!!!

  • 121 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    @big dave
    can we be “saved” by someone else please…lol

  • 122 belfast toon // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Think we might be getting our hopes up again. All that’s happened is the oba sale Ashley could not refuse 8/9 mil everything else is paper talk. Don’t mean to piss on Antibes parade but we’ve been here before

  • 123 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Found him after much searching:

    Srous Mahjoob is a pseudonym used by the highly secretive and seriously rich …..

    Sheik Al Hegh!

  • 124 Big Dave // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    doofa the loofa i know mate, but there is no way on this earth that FFS wouldnt be better than what we have mate I also think it would bring a bit of stability to the club. TBH i dont want an arab billionaire or any other billionaire to turn us into a chelski or citeh

  • 125 belfast toon // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Lame arse might of started this story to distract us from the oba sale. Call me a sceptic

  • 126 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    FFS doesn’t have the capital behind him to buy the TOON & put money into it for players, all he would do is spend in advance of what the club would make & that would put us into negative-equity & if for some reason we didn’t get promoted, we’d be millions of pounds in the red again & looking for a new owner to bail us out of it again!!!

  • 127 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    sorry, ment to say quadrillionaire.

  • 128 baldynapper // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM


    can’t find your geeza either Sheik Al Hegh!!!

    where you get your info from

  • 129 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    very good

  • 130 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    There’ll be AT LEAST 3 big players moved out within the next week, after which our wage bill will be MASSIVELY reduced. The revenue brought in from these players will go into Ashley’s pocket (as part of the terms agreed with the new buyer) and the new buyer has a more realistic wage structure to work with – and will hire a new manager to build up from a solid foundation of players.

    ….is my educated guess. Reet, got work to do…….

  • 131 RyanToon // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    DONT get ya hopes up lads.

    i dont believe a WORD that comes out of that freaks mouth aka lamb madras

  • 132 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM


  • 133 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    More made up bu!!sh!te mate, no person of such name!!!

  • 134 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    no not there yet Doofa.

    I cant see anything of that name Lesh!!!

    Oh the desperation, I am quite appalled at myself

  • 135 RyanToon // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    im suprised the sun didnt say the ”potential new owners” name was, Al in Shera

  • 136 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    sheik yor arsh

  • 137 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    ….read between the lines lads and lasses

  • 138 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    We all know that Llamearse will say whatever he needs to if he feels the need to get us off his back. Why are we expecting this to be any different?

    Next week. Always next f*&*$*! week.

  • 139 Whumpie // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    I hope the Martins thing is true, though. If it is, it means something’s changed, and anything’s better than staying where we are into next season.

    Either a sale is imminent and things are moving with the agreement of the new owners, or (depressingly, more likely) Ashley is doing his usual and finally getting around do doing the bleedin’ obvious weeks after it needed doing. He did the same over getting rid of Wise, hiring Shearer – everything.

  • 140 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    It’s real lads !! Sirous Mahjoob is an Iranian billionere living in Doubi !! its all over the Iranian press they reakon that Mahjoob is very intersted in buying Newcastle and appearntly he is very rich and he is willing to pay 100 millions to MA plus 70 million pounds for new players I bloody hope this is true !

  • 141 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Wots that meant to mean Rodzilla???

    Read between what lines??

    Wy can’t people just write what they mean instead of being clever & expecting others to know what they mean by writing a load of bo!!ocks!!!

  • 142 belfast toon // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Lame arse tell the sun well be sold next week will we ever learn??

  • 143 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    According to this tabloid, Ashleys willingness to sanction the sale is being interpreted as confirmation that a takeover is not imminent.!!!!

  • 144 Stevo // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Ashton – Remember to read right to left mate! 🙂

  • 145 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM

  • 146 Toon Graeme // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Hughton quote:

    “We knew it was going to be tough but we had the better chances. I was disappointed we didn’t win, but I wasn’t disappointed with the performance.”

    That last line backs up why we need a manager.

    Or was Hughton watching a different match last night!!

  • 147 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    oh yeah ashton, very good, shame i dont
    under – ******* – stand that!!!

  • 148 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Sorry, my Iranian is a little rusty, anyone able to translate please??

  • 149 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    As well as using Sheik Al Hegh as a pseudonym , Sirous Mahjoob sometimes goes by …….. wait for it……… Sheik Et Al Aboot!

  • 150 repo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    SirousMahjooB.. A name with the source of this story perfectly aligned in it …SMB

  • 151 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM


    You got any of these inEnglish??

  • 152 kimbo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Can`t believe my previous comments havenot been published,it contains no swearing ,rubbish like most comments but only hard facts.After spending nearly £100k on following NUFC over the years last nights performance proves we will not get promoted,alan Smith is the worst player we have ever bought thats including boumsong,bring back Bassedas.

  • 153 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    made some inquireries and came up with the following.
    Kaveh Mahjoob has links with microsoft.
    i’ll say no more…

  • 154 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Sorry mate it’s all Iranian

  • 155 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Even if you run that through an online translator, they dont even know what all the words mean!!!

  • 156 Nobby_Long // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    I have links with microsoft…….via internet Explorer & Outlook

  • 157 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Ashton is correct.

    If you take the headline of the arabic article and put it into google, there’s loads of other releated articles.

    If you then go to google images you get a picture of Mike Ashley and some iranian dude.

    I guess that’s where the story has come from.

  • 158 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

  • 159 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Solaidback, use your fkn initiative and steady on with the insults. Look up what “read between the lines means”. I wasn’t “trying to be clever”, nor was I writing “load of bo!!ocks”, I was following on from my earlier post. Maybe I actually know something but don’t want to get anybody in trouble.

    Anyway, can’t be dealing with insults.

  • 160 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Literal Translation of Ashtons link coming up lads….

  • 161 stavtoon // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    ive just translated the article but it still makes no sense to me.If you right click it then scroll all the bit you want to translate

  • 162 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Newcastle Choral buyer disappeared!

    20 days of this adventure is going to London but Ali Alzahr session gone well, and offer generous Ashley currently not shy But why accept this face again interested fame disappeared from public spotlight No one knows! Perhaps he intends to buy in Milan or Real Madrid to negotiate with owners and shares part of the team these days for buying million players big problems is, to buy to help the Catalan ?? and improve relations between the two country Ghyrsyasy the step is taken! Sports especially football, which itself Hvashy and many controversial issues in their data instead, in the frequency of pest is facing one of them claims that never happened and can not Pvyndd their Samareh number known for trying to politics, but it can be considered final and the claims for this space in the news claiming they offer is placed, and hope to visualize the end of this material detriment to the trust that the public opinion of people Sports sign is gone? Tabnak reports sportswriter; “83 years during a meeting with Mohsen Mehralizadeh, head of physical education time I announced to the club willing to Persepolis with purchase amount USD 20 billion, I also no debate about Persepolis did not transfer the shares. Hedayati said as Today has cost billions of Persepolis for the time I manage Akbar sympathizer about 600 million USD to help I Persepolis club. I believe the team is capable Persepolis club, and if all factors are available for those areas can be very successful international. I willing to ten billion USD with my team and all Bdhyhay Persepolis bring the club to pay and finally, after 30 billion the Rftnm do. This requires of course a factor to ensure the presence of three Salham is in Persepolis club, means that decision makers to ensure that my club above the club Persepolis three years time I am also the names of bank guarantee worth 50 billion USD with my club Persepolis started I will if I deviate from Vzayfm amount of their benefit can record. ” That part of personal letters of the sometimes controversial, which will have raised the consternation scurry community sports, but about a football vanish from the scene and later told some idiot and other new claims even as a percentage of any practice which not, and returns to the spotlight again, but the media will be absent again this claim on the good and Ali Alzahr Tytrhayy shown that this person is a gift to media will, however, is attractive but unrealistic! Sirus shrinking government agency announced that one of the UAE and the name of Iranian President Akbar sympathizer time in Persepolis was heard, in this ?? said that the occurrence of any very Npyvsth Ali Daei is the last of the eclipse data But this claim was also Npyvst occurrence. He has forgotten that all the shares of Persepolis to the amount of 50 billion USD to buy, this time claimed the plans to buy shares of Newcastle, England and Technical Director of Ali Daei to the team that even government agency also sent to cover this payment. Considering the record of this person, some in response to internal surfaces of this statement with the media to join the occurrence, however, this time through the media while Ali Daei talks with his former adviser Chairman Persepolis seriously the decent efforts to buy shares in English club Newcastle to glory was known, was the relative cover and even some newspapers, the headline on this subject to be Jldshan also. While the AFP plan long before the buyer’s claim of Iranian Newcastle United, the news was brought Mylyardr club owner Mike Ashley Newcastle and athletic apparel manufacturer with a statement Anntshar official website of the club officially Ansrafsh selling Club has decided to announce the program for previous Bashgahsh continue, a decent buy in the final meeting of the club to fall to the British group First Day June 29, the current presence of Ashley and Coach Ali Daei former national football team Iran announced in London and the proposed amount of his Newcastle Club officials announced that 170 million pounds 70 Million pounds of debt due to the club must pay to creditors. When the media discovered the facts for this adventure in English sources, especially following the official website of Newcastle as a buyer of Iranian decent name the club were obtained but no results were found for the dimensions of this to everyone that surprised ?? were waiting forereach June 29 and determined the accuracy of these allegations are indisposition. 20 days of this adventure is going to London but Ali Alzahr session gone well, and offer generous Ashley currently not shy But why accept this face again interested fame disappeared from public spotlight No one knows! Perhaps he intends to buy in Milan or Real Madrid to negotiate with owners and shares part of the team these days for buying million players big problems is, to buy to help the Catalan ?? and improve relations between the two country Ghyrsyasy the step is taken! Perhaps when he claimed with buying Newcastle was £ 170 million, while the per 134 Ashley / 4 million pounds of ownership for the club to Newcastle and then a £ 100 million in debt for smooth club and efforts to strengthen The investment team had to be doubt in his speech and the media with the consciousness that refused to cover any case in the media but also the controversial Tytrhay of selling them online along with the significant will prefer to have sent for analysis and even some regarding the transfer and to pay even though this person unduly found fame, but also to the pseudo-wave Khbrsazy to take advantage. Of course, this season was not only about the controversial director Aboomoslem Mashhad also interesting when the employment and Jean Tygana Hristo Stoichkov announced, the media had the right, must like her ninety said were not serious and wonder and doubt and treated with suspicion in the mount, but unfortunately the wave of work is very difficult and any claims not only study and its accuracy can not be rejected or approved, but as soon as the media release and full wing to find and will be so vast that it had even discussed the belief that what they have said that to reach, to run! Based on this seems, this is a requirement that the media changed its policy and appeal claims that politics solely for fame is spread even to ridicule and there was real and legal person dare game public opinion and reduced confidence in public opinion toward the sports media, but yet not through competition for publishing any news media, seem unlikely to significant obligation and the proceeds of this point in the future also seen surfing some might claim that we were buying at Mnschr United Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have to be! Related subjects

  • 163 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    @ nobby re 152

    thats class mate

  • 164 Solaidback // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM I wasn’t talking about you being clever you arse!! I was on about journo’s writing things & trying to be clever, so unless you’re a journo, wind yer fkn neck in!!!

  • 165 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    WTF is that !

  • 166 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    oh well thats cleared that up nicely

    Rod mate, what do you know?!

  • 167 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Welshmag is this the picture your on about…

  • 168 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Epicor. i’ll say no more.

  • 169 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    my head hurts after reading that article. I prefered it in Arabic to be honest it made more sense.

  • 170 broon ale // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    NUFC-0809-Oh Dear what the hell is that long text all about.. its nonesense

  • 171 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Ashton, that is the article from he link you posted translated from Persian to English!

  • 172 bowburnmag // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    That translation sounds like my mate after an afternoon on Osborne Road.

  • 173 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    i’m beginning to smell a rat here lads. where ed at present?

  • 174 WELSHMAG // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    oh dear – yeah that’s the one mate.

    There’s obviously something going on over there as I doubt we’re in the iranian press much normally.

  • 175 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM

  • 176 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM


    I just translated the article, didnt say it made sence, there are a few references in there to us and buying the club for £100m and paying off £70m debts…

  • 177 Rodzilla // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Raffo, can’t say any more mate. I’d love to but it’s not my business. I have a mate with very good contacts and I’m putting 2 and 2 together on what he told me last night. My educated guess on what I’ve been told was said at 130. I was reading between the lines. Anyway, that’s it. Happy pondering…………

  • 178 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    No mention o Keegan tho lads!

    Thats the good part!

    News is very slow today!

    Wheres Ed at with an update?

  • 179 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Kaveh Mahjoob – VP of Research & Development, SyncVoice Communications
    Kaveh Mahjoob is currently the CEO of BIR Solutions a Business Intelligence consulting company focused on developing information systems in the area of financial services and telecom. Prior to founding BIR Solutions, Kaveh served as vice president of engineering for Communicado, an early stage technology start-up.

    Prior to Communicado Kaveh was vice president of R&D for the CapitalStream Software Corporation (formerly WiredCapital) where he established the SDLC process, R&D infrastructure and support organization while growing the company.

    Previous to that role, Kaveh served as the vice president of products for Q Strategies and the vice president of products and support for FRx Software Corporation (now a Microsoft Division). Kaveh also served as director of R&D at the Platinum Software Corporation (now Epicor Software), where he was instrumental in the development of their roadmap and extensive product line.

  • 180 Stevo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Down with the Dow Jones, up on the NASDAQ……..

  • 181 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    So acording to NUFC-0809-Oh Dear translation

    – We have 70 m debut so any one who want to buy us must pay 170 Million pounds

    – Mahjoob wants to appoint Ali daei as a cherman

    – The guy has money to buy the likes of man u real madrid and byren munich !

  • 182 Ashton // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    chairman *
    according *

  • 183 Stuart79 // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    I think it’s joke!

  • 184 Stevo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Stuart79 – Def mate. I don’t believe nothing that’s wrote about our club anymore. Can’t even trust the people in charge. If it happens the cool but I’m not gonna get my hopes up. Not this time.

  • 185 Raffo // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    ok Rod cheers anyway

  • 186 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    if you look up Ali daei in Wikipedia you get mention of the club mentioned in the translated article “Persepolis F.C”

    Dont think this guy is interested in Toon, its all about Persepolis F.C!

  • 187 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Has anyone seen this article about another Consortium???

  • 188 bowburnmag // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    I think that ‘letsbuynewcastle’ consortium is my favourite one yet.

    I’m off to get a ton out the ATM at lunchtime.

  • 189 RyanToon // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    please lads dont believe this rubbish you will all be let down

  • 190 RyanToon // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    ali daei

    was a footballer wasnt he? iran striker?

  • 191 NUFC-0809-Oh Dear // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Yup thats right RyanToon!

  • 192 doofa the loofa // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    best striker this side of saturn…

  • 193 lesh // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Ryan, are you not confusing ali daei with Ali Bai

previous post: Martins Going to Wolfsburg

next post: Is Newcastle Sale Imminent?