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Joey Barton Having Medical At QPR

6:37 pm, Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 526 Comments

It seems that Joey Barton, as we had expected earlier today, is leaving Newcastle.

Joey Barton – bye bye Newcastle

He has just tweeted that he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle,  but with not being offered a new contract his hands are tied.

This is what Joey said on his twitter account a few moments ago.

Don’t want to leave Newcastle……..I’ve made that clear but my hands are tied.

Going for a medical now, still no contract offer from NUFC……. think that just about makes my mind up.

Joey was always in a  difficult position with just one year left on his Newcastle contract, as he wants to get some security for his future in football.

When we heard the news this morning that he was speaking to the London club, it seemed that he would be offered a decent contract by them since they have money to spend, and if that happened, Joey would have little choice but to accept it.

It seems that both West Ham and Stoke City tried to get Joey today too, but we expect the contract Joey was offered by QPR to be one he could hardly turn down.

In his tweets he’s making it clear he has had no contract offer from the Newcastle club, and he seems to be even hinting he would like one.

We would have loved for Joey to stay for this season, because he is a proven Premier League class player, but it was not to be.

Unfortunately, that means that of the five players Alan Pardew  wanted to have Newcastle sign on long term contracts in mid-January, only one remains at the club – Cheick Tiote.

Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey have all left, assuming Joey passes the medical tonight and signs the contract. Those are four of Newcastle’s  very best players of the last two seasons.

It will be very interesting to see if  Newcastle replace Joey Barton in the one week left in the transfer window.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

526 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Well they can’t bleat on about what they have spent now including wages, we must be £50 million up on these deals this year. Including wages of course you fat twat!

  • 2 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Ashley must be holding him at gunpoint to sign the contract, obviously.

  • 3 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    This is a Sad Day For Newcastle Fans . This Shows Ashley is a Total ideot !!! After The Fulham Ganme I will Think Twice about Buying Tickets !!! Good Luck Joey and Thanks for Everything you have done for Us at Newcastle United !!!

  • 4 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    well how good of player is barton no top 6side want him not even he goes to newly promoted club

  • 5 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    If we Don’t get a New Left Back and a New Striker this week There is Going to Be Hell to Pay !!!! SELL SELL SELL !!!! Buy ??? NO NO NO !!!!!!

  • 6 AndyNUFC // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Why after 2 games? false pretences just like Enrique.

  • 7 Robby Bobson // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    This is ashleys grudge and should put money into the club to compensate loosing a player with a substantial market value for nothing just because he doesnt like him.

    But we all know that wont happen….cant even replace a player we recieved 35 million pounds for.

  • 8 drongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    moved from previous article as more relevant here:

    Sad sad day if JB signs for mincers park

    Firstly because we lose a player who never gives up and can push a team forwards.

    Secondly because by signing a contract with QPR hes showing just marginally more ambition than Nolan, and I thought he was better than that.

    If JB stayed he would still be on a free next summer, mincers park would prob go down, and his mates at Jazz Mag FC would probably have been promoted and he could go there with his head held high all round.

  • 9 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    kevin nolan to west ham joey barton to QPR lets not get carried away barton has had one good season in 4, we hav better players already

  • 10 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Scottwilsonecho Scott Wilson
    Barton not doing himself any favours with these contract Tweets. There was a contract offer Joey – you refused to sign it. Simple.

  • 11 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    davybtoon- you are an id1ot

  • 12 Marzy // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Nothing he could do! Joey Joey, you should of accepted the 1st contract offer instead of being greedy!, you don’t want to leave you say but you don’t sign a new contract then disrupt the entire Newcastle City & club “be real”.

  • 13 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    davybtoon shut your mouth only shit comes out of it

  • 14 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Good luck Barton hope you keep QPR up and help build a good team….and if you do per chance read this blog feel free to put Taarabt in his place

  • 15 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Scott Wilson knows the score.

    Great player and I’m sad to see him go but sod him. Whatever happened to his “#unfinishedbusiness”?

  • 16 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    runaway the part time fan if only u wud take ya head out ya arse n see were building a better team

  • 17 Robby Bobson // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Although i would have been more distraught if this happened 2 games ago.

    Would have thought his desire would be invaluable but Cabaye ran more than any other player in the derby and looks like a little battler, so seems we will still have the character to our side.

  • 18 Tiote4PM // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Hope there is a riot on Sunday and SOMEONE gives it to Pardew and Ashley…

    Against Arsenal and Sunderland 0 points without Barton.

    I think the lad is a prick, but he gets the team playing.

    Cannot replace fight and passion with anything but fight and passion. JB has it all passion, ability and skill,

  • 19 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    @Tiote4PM: He also has Twitter and a self appointed entitlement to discuss private matters in a public forum.

    I’m more disappointed in him than anything else.

  • 20 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    better team davybtoon?

    enrique>new lb

    how r we better now?

  • 21 the_besty_show // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    ffs its been expected for ages why are people still shocked

  • 22 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    am an idiot u lot need to open ya bloody eyes n see not one team in top6 hell no the top 10 in prem league wanted give barton or nolan a contract tells u jus how good they r, they served us well but weve better in cabaye n gosling

  • 23 drongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    @ Thump – agree – am gutted in equal measures about losing the player – and the player spinning lines.

    And before anyone asks would I leave one employer for another over money – no. During the recession I all bar one of my colleagues took voluntary pay cuts to stay where we were.

  • 24 Therapyman // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM


    Now I’m both sad and angry… Doubt this clubs ambition…

  • 25 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    israeli – we need a striker n left back thats not changed but cabaye n gosling will turn out to b better than nolan n gosling we can actually play with proper wingers

  • 26 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    look at the bright side ashely has 65 k off his bill

  • 27 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    RUNAWAY777, why or how is davybtoon talking sh!t?

  • 28 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM



  • 29 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Good luck, Joey. You still could stay for the year however, so don’t play that card.

  • 30 the_besty_show // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    pieters in to lift the gloom

  • 31 Saka_Bartoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    What have gone wrong with our beloved NUFC.. all our key player has left just when we needed them most.. Who’s to bless and who’s to blame………….?

    Joey, If ur gone we wish u a good luch.. u r a true Geordie.. thanks for all


  • 32 RobLee // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM


  • 33 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    I’m going now, before any more sensationalist faggots come on.

  • 34 the_besty_show // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    we got promoted 1 year ago 12th is hardly a disaster considering where totally rebuilding club

  • 35 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Its pretty obvious that Pardew wants Barton in the club. Because Barton is a very good player with his grit and fiery spirit. He was the reason for our 4-4 comeback. His steely determination. We are going to miss all that.

    As much as Pardew likes Barton and wants him to stay, Fat Cashley calls the shot and wants Barton out. Simple.

  • 36 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    I tend too agree that we are building a better team my only problem is, is that our team is getting smaller and smaller.

    Last year we had Smith,Guthrie playing this year we have Shola and Raylor starting our squad was small last year now its ridiculous.

    Barton might not fit the new plan of flair and pace but he was a quality squad player of which we have very few.

    Barton must be replaced as well as our other well documented positions and we will be good this season if not we have`nt the depth to cope and well things will be bad mid-season etc.

  • 37 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    and davybtoon- how do you know cabaye will be better than nolan? nolan scored last year more than any other midfielder in the league.. if cabaye will score 6 we will be delighted…

    about gosling- he looked great in pre season.. but to suggest he is gonna be better this year than barton is just crazy

  • 38 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    I think We will Probably Hear Mike Ashley has said get shot of Joey then he will pay the wages for a new striker and a left back £30 grand a week each !!! I want Joey to stay with us but I think deep down we know that wont happen !!! who will be next out the door by next wednesday ?? Coloccini ?? Tiote ???

  • 39 RobLee // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Sorry about last post my keyboard isnt working properly, the most annoying thing about this transfer is that he wants to stay and will take a pay cut, exactly the player we want and a playere who is worth millions but we are giving him away, its rediciolas what happened to this great club.

  • 40 Zangwill_Ho // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    may be it is a rumous

  • 41 Tiote4PM // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Just gutted to lose another leader. We are running out of these having lost 3 already.

    We will probably be okay without Barton – just wish the club where not lying, scumbag, cheats…

    I would love to punch Ashley…. or even one of his kids..

  • 42 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    to be honest if it wasn’t for Barton there would be no 4-4 comeback. there is no one with the fiery fighting nature to drive our club now. sad day. but i hope Gosling steps up now and fills the void.

    I wont be surprise if Tiote is the next out of the door. We are clearly being dismantled and rebuilded. But its a gamble. There is no guarantee we are a better team now.

  • 43 Marzy // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Il be honest I can’t stand Barton as a person or a role model, but I liked him on the pitch the last 2 years & would of rather kept him in the squad until at least his contract ran out, but hey ho!, he looks like he is going so I agree with many comments on here saying he only gave 1 or 2 years good service, more trouble then he was worth & more recent comments suggesting why a top 6 or even top 10 team have not touched him. ” I think thats more to do with his chracter rather than his ability”

  • 44 Spike // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Joey Barton brought this situation on himself. If he’d have kept his gob shut in the press, and his fingers off his tw@tter keyboard he could have maybe done something about it in private behind the scenes.

    He has made the club look stupid, and I thought he was going to stay just to pi$$ Ashley off having to pay him for the next year.

    All this stuff a few weeks ago about only leaving for a Champions League club seemed fair enough.

    Saying that, when he did play (aside from injuries and jail) he made the team better.

    What’s the betting he scores against us in 10 days time?

  • 45 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    israeli – barton n nolan r good players but u cant deny barton has give us one good season least year, n if there as good as ppl r saying why havent a top10 prem club got them

  • 46 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Wow… you guys are so delusional it’s unreal.
    He has passion on the pitch for NUFC, that’s the ONLY thing you can give him credit for.

    He could have signed a contract, OR, he can stay with us for this last season. Who is forcing him to leave for QPR? Has someone got a gun to his head? He can go if he wants, he can stay, but he’s choosing not to. I for one don’t care.

    Why? Look at our midfield. It creates more oppurtunities for players than before. Obertan, Gosling, Vuckic. I for one am indifferent about Barton leaving.

    Setpieces = Cabaye > Barton.

    I’d take Cabaye over Barton for the center mid position any day. Also I want to see more of Obertan out on the right wing. I think Barton leaving is more a blessing in disguise than anything else…

  • 47 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    If Cabaye and Gosling are so good why are they stuck with us and not a top 10 club? Same difference surely

  • 48 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Why cant Lambias and Ashley just talk to the fans ???? We are sick of Puppet Pardew !!!!

  • 49 moonraker // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    If we get 2 players in that we are supposedly chasing, I’m happy cos Barton’s a pr*ck and always will be.

    If we don’t get the 2 players in, I’m concerned. In fact I’ll be really concerned that they dont really know what they’re doing and we could be heading for trouble.

    At the end of the day you cant really argue with the outgoings; but the lack of in’s is the problem and they have the money to sort it.

    If they dont spend some of the money there is definitely a separate agenda! I will reserve judgement !!

  • 50 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    what happend to this great blog? people became 1diots overnight??

    what is with “i cant like him as a person”… you supporting a football team no ballerinas

    personally i cant stand c. ronaldo, maradonna, Best RIP, roy keane, patrick vieira and rooney.. im so glad we never sign those players.


  • 51 drongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    @ roblee – No one put him on that train with a gun to his head, same as no one made Carrol get into that helicopter. If Joey wanted to stay he was still employed by the club for another season – he is swapping 50 odd thousand weekly for a tin pot stadium that barely seats 13000. Simply because they will offer a 5 year deal now on 65k

    Lets say he is on 65k with us already, so he could in theory stay for this year, on the same money – still go somewhere on a free next year, and maybe get a 4 year deal – whats the difference??
    He also has a chance to continue to demonstrate why he is worth a contract with NUFC.

    I suppose we wont have to wait long to definitively answer the question of who is better Cabaye or Barton, they’ll be head to head on 12th Jan

  • 52 Riska // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    @48: don’t include me in this. If you would rather hear from them that’s fine, but personally I would rather hear from someone who is doing a good job at newcastle.

  • 53 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    had enought of ashley good luck joey sure you will be hit down there,most fans love you up here,but will not stand up to the fat twat

  • 54 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM


  • 55 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    wwjbd – bcoz were still big draw to players despite what some ppl on here think, ppl r quick to judge n once this team gels were gonna b a hell of side, ppl r saying were losin the fighting spirit cabaye n tiote r real battlers in middle n now we hav real flair with obertan, jonas, marveux, hba, gosling, vukic

  • 56 alkinou // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM


    He was often one of our best players on the pitch that can’t be denied. Also he wasn’t offered any contract so how could he sign one. As for staying one more season with us, it’s not an easy thing to do because at the end of the year he’s got no more job. If you’re working in a company and they say that you have one year left there and an other one proposes a long term contract you’ll definitely go even if you prefer the first one. And Joey Barton has made it clear previously that he wanted a clear future because he has his family to take care of.

    So no, he didn’t choose to go, Newcastle pushed him out!

  • 57 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    how many of yous could stay in a job where you where not wanted not many i bet,iam sure someone will come back and say he would mmmmmmmmmmmm

  • 58 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    @davybtoon: Oh no, you’re going to upset everybody with optimism. Didn’t you get the memo? We’re only allowed to talk about our impending relegation when a player is sold.

  • 59 drongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    @ davyb – sorry mate – I can never undersatnd your posts

  • 60 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM


  • 61 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    as i said b4 ppl saying were crap selling our best players barton, nolan, carroll n jose but hav we missed them no hav we looked any worse no

  • 62 Tiote4PM // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    I hope Pardew delivers on what he said about a replacement for JB if he leaves…

    I for one doubt it – I also hate that lying smarmy little rat and would love to punch him also!

    Back the fans to buy NUFC for success!!!

  • 63 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    If any of the top 10 teams came in for Cabaye with then he would of gone to them. Same with Gosling but they didnt and they settled for us

    We arent that big of a draw lad face it, we are well reported as being very poorly managed and unable to offer top wages. We cant live off our history forever

  • 64 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    alkinou. If I remember correctly he was offered a contract, refused, then his outbreaks on Twitter started and they refused to offer him a new contract past that.

    He was often a great player for us, but you guys are missing the point. You guys are saying why are we with Obertan , Cabaye and Gosling, and why they aren’t playing with a Top 10 team? Barton is going to QPR. A team looking to JUST survive this season. Why did he not go to a top 10 team? Yeah, exactly.

    Now it’s time for some players to step it up a level to replace Joey, and I for one am excited for that.

  • 65 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    davybtoon wait till we lose a couple, then see what you say you tosser

  • 66 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Have we missed Carroll? Yes we very much have
    Had we kept Carroll would we of missed Nolan and Barton without a doubt
    Have we missed Jose again yes without a doubt

  • 67 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    lol i certainly feel Cabaye aint as good as people make it out to be. I think he’s just average. Its just 2 games but so what?

  • 68 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    davybtoon, not arguing mate but I think it is too soon to tell yet!

  • 69 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM


    Last season, do you remember that? We lost a few games [Where Barton played shocking] and you guys were calling relegation! Hughton was sacked, you all called relegation! Carroll went, you all called relegation.

    You as fans will never be happy. Sometimes in life you need to take a step backwards to take a few forward. But I guess that philosphy is too hard to understand.


  • 70 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Seriously there is no need to hurl around insults, I disagree with a lot of davy posts but he isnt a tosser he simply has a different opinion to me. There is no need to abuse other people on here….treat people as you wish to be treated

  • 71 gndtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    remember when Alan Thomson said ENRIQUE will be at liverpool over the summer.

    and remember when enrique said a week or so ago that barton would be the next one out the door.

    granted the signs were there for both these guys leaving. there should be no excuses to not have replacements. NONE !

  • 72 gndtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    simpson is next i feel, not this window but in jan. or next summer. and there is only one other RB at the club tavernier. Ashley is walking a fine line with the depth of the squad

  • 73 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    This can hardly come as a surprise? This year or next year, whats the difference?
    More players waiting in the wings with the potential to be even better.

    Joey’s tweets are pure lies, even his agent has confirmed there was a contract offered. They man said so on Talksport ffs. Joey is the liar here, not NUFC.

    The man is a good player, but we have other good players waiting in the wings to prove themselfes. It’s not the end of the world, nor will it result in relegation dogfight.

  • 74 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    If Arsenal lose tonight, The Bin Dippers are going to be instated into the CL 🙁 Fenerbahche have being given the boot and Liverpool are above Arsenal in the co-efficients apparently.

    Surely not?

  • 75 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Who should replace Barton? This guy?

  • 76 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    WWJBD well said mate, maturity beyond your years!

  • 77 RobLee // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    drongo, What ever you do for a living if you knew the boss hated you and wanted to get rid of you and only had a year earning what you are in at the minute would you stay and lose an unwinable battle or would you move on where your job is more secure, football is his job just like any other just earning a lot more, you no he didnt move for the money he still wants a contract here and would accept a lower one, not many players would do that, Im not a major Barton fan but I do like that about him, I can’t belive you acctually think ashley will give him another contract after whats happened so in a logical point of view i agree with him.

  • 78 scottoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Joey is a talent on the pitch. He gives all he has, and when he sticks to football he is a leader by example. He is also a borderline lunatic. But such is the nature of a team…you are always going to have fringe personalities, and even some like Joey who are well beyond the fringe. Pardew did seem capable of managing Joey, more than Joey could manage himself. But when all is done and dusted, the thing that all the departed players take shots at is exactly what most of us on this blog take shots at…Fat Ash and Lamearse. So I can’t abide the talk of Judas, and lack of ambition and greedy and sod on….Joey, and Enrique, and Nolan, and Carroll are all very good players that we will certainly miss, and all have left because they did not fit the mold created by our FatA** owner.

    I think we have a very decent squad, but I also know that the four players mentioned would be starters most days regardless of our acquisitions. And since 3 of the 4 have not been directly replaced, we would have room for them. Bottom line is I fear that the owners are creating a climate for yes men, and that our club will lose out on character.

  • 79 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM


    I completely agree with you, but sometimes it isn’t worth arguing with people here y’know? they want a reason to get upset, it seems most of our fans thrive off depression.

    I don’t see the problem with Barton leaving.
    When Ben Arfa is back, I can see Obertan and HBA linking up REALLY well. The blistering pace HBA and Obertan have, and Guti has, we will be a force to be reckoned with. Even Cabaye has good pace. Guti, HBA, Obertan and with Ba up front, I can see that working amazingly well. Can’t any of you guys?

  • 80 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    why do people call pardew a puppet it is not his fault it is his problem he trys his best to say the right things and he does

  • 81 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    yes its to early to tell if it will b a great team, but u cant say were gonna b crap yet either can you

    runaway – we will lose games of course we will but am not gonna turn the team bcoz we lose

  • 82 Tiote4PM // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Never heard of McCourt but he does look class!

  • 83 boater // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Thump – granted davybtoon swarms around these posts like a demented happy fly but I expected more for you.

    We are allowed to be critical of a player/s leaving aren’t we? Not least that it illustrates a trend within the club to turf out the steady eddies and replace with cheaper options.

    Voicing dissatisfaction upon relegation – is a bit like wondering where you life raft is after the ice berg’s hit. It may sound pointless now, trust me it’s totally funking pointless then.

    People on here twist things for their own agenda, now it’s barton bashing, last week jose, last month nolan, etc. apparently I’m negative for not accepting implicitly that unknown players will be future stars- or at least the equal of those departing.

  • 84 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    WWJBD You tosser. haha

  • 85 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    tom tomb
    Cheers mate

    I dont think we are crap but I dont think we have progressed in anyway compared to last season however the sum of our parts were greater than the whole last season and I dont know if that will be the same this season considering not just what has happened but how it has happened

  • 86 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Let the performance on the field speak for the team. No more argument, alright guys?

    And again, wait till the window shuts down.

  • 87 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM


    I agree with you too mate. We all lose, but these people are looking for any excuse this season. If we lose one game, it’s Ashley’s fault. If we lose 2 games it’s Ashley’s fault. If we win a game, it’s just lucky because we have such a ‘shit’ squad we should get relegated.

    Too many pesimistic fans. Can’t you guys just support your club for once? =/

  • 88 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    maynard not playin might be on his way too nufc

  • 89 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    @pardew no 1

    Right u are.
    The only wrong thing Pardew has done is making promises he cannot keep. Chris was good at avoiding that, playing down speculation always, as Pardew has played them up, just by answering the questions simply.
    It’s deluded to say anything else.
    If it was up to me, Pardew should say “no comment” a bit more often.

  • 90 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    @86 Pizi

    That would be the best thing to do.

  • 91 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM


    Good lad! He’s the Derry Pele!

  • 92 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Tony I read that and was narked then saw it was from you and laughed….sign of how I see you eh? Hahaha

  • 93 niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    All respect for Barton for what he has done, but I agree with what people have said about a better squad coming up lets run it this way.

    Ba = He’s not been on form yet, but then when he’s had his injuries I think he will eventually step up. We need a striker soon would like it to be him.

    Cabaye = Looks gutsy and hungry to start, he might seem slow at first but that shot and the one before the derby seemed like crackers. Looks promising. A suitible replacement for Barton

    Abeid = Not seen much apart from his assists and the match at crew, seems decent.

    Marveux = Hasn’t kicked a ball in a couple years but looked decent, will see what happens tomorrow.

    Gosling = I know he’s not new but he’s been out the action for a while and looks like he desperately wants to make up for it at the derby he should of scores, can work attacking or on the right midfield.

    Obertan = Pacy and flairy, would like to see more of him and hope he lives up to his hype.

    Hatem Ben Arfa= Everton goal… nuff said. He will recover give him time a broken leg isn’t exactly something you can run off without getting a niggle after to begin with.

    Then we got some decent youngsters coming through with Vuckic, Sammy (who looks like no messabout like Shola atm), Kazenga, Phil Airey, Kadar, Ferg

    And members like Saylor, Raylor, Colo, Simmo, Tiote, Gutti, Best, all seemingly improving. I still have alot of faith in our squad. One man doesn’t make a team. We just need to build it up. With or without Barton.

    Sorry for the rant just trying to be a bit optimistic.

  • 94 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Boater- Whats the crack in Morpeth, 2 x 50yo fighting over reduced donuts in M & S?

  • 95 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Lads, don’t tell anybody but I think Mr. Newbrick is Paddy McCourt’s agent.

    @boater: I’m not sure you read anything I’ve said. There’s a yawning gulf of difference between being critical of a player (who in this instance very much deserves the fans wrath) and talking about how Barton’s leaving will be the loose string that will dismantle the team.

  • 96 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    wwjbd – but ppl questioned team spirit n since the start of the season i think hav proved thats still there, yes the new players will need time to adjust to our league but they will b class when they do, cabaye already showing glimpes of what he can do
    we hav lost some good players but r we worse no were already 1point better off than last season n 2points better off from the same 2 fixtures last season

  • 97 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    WWJBD Come on Arsenal score tonight???

  • 98 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    @niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    No matter how you analyse our players. There is no proof that we are a better team nor can we say we are worse. Only time will tell. Bottomline is, we need a left back and a new forward or we might struggle.

  • 99 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM


    I think u’re right, currently, with the missing Striker and LB, we aren’t better than last year. But we’re not worse either tbh, apart from the fact that we don’t have an LB.
    I think the Joey departure will speed that up a bit now tbh.
    There’s almost a 50/50 split between those who wants Joey to stay and those who are Happy/fine to see him go.
    Only new players in could change that tbh.
    Our midfield is fine, we still just need that LB and Striker, then hopefully fix it some more in January/next summer.

  • 100 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM


    Another fan of Obertan? Tis nice to see, I think he has real talent, but is settling in getting first team football, he looked rusty in the Derby game and seemed to be man marked for the entire game, but I do think he will shine for us this season.

  • 101 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    were these carlton cole rumours coming from i dont think hes the answer but hes not as bad as most on here make out

  • 102 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    @dannyo saying no comment just leaves you hanging but i think you right but there should be less blame on him its not his fault that we have a owner who doesnt spend any money is not his fault that barton is leaving

  • 103 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    I put Van Persie in my dreamteam. Kind of regretting that now though. >.> Hope he hits the form he had last season. He was injured for most last season but the last 10 games he scored a load of goals. I’m actually rooting for Van Persie [if he’s playing] tonight, he’s a star player.

  • 104 NathanH NUFC // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    I’m hearing rumours of us being in contact with Kranjcar, to be fair, would be a f***ing great replacement for Barton, and he’s out of favour at Tottenham, i hope its true!

  • 105 manxpie // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    So far joey has cost the club approx 20 mill in fee and wages so do any of u really think he’s been worth it considerin he was injured plus in jail for a considerable ammount of his time here?

  • 106 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Carlton Cole is just as bad as people make out he is a shire version of Shola.

  • 107 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    colo will be next now valencia have the funds to get him ashleys new accountant is doing a good job making all this money dissapear well done paul daniels

  • 108 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM



  • 109 fungus44 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    he,s gone for more money nothing to do with playing football if it was for playing the game he would have taken contract he was offerd and stayed but at the end of the day money talks in the game now so let him go an other judas

  • 110 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    davy I think me and you are destined to disagree until MA is gone mate haha

    I dont think the spirit and drive within the team is as strong as the leaders of it are now mostly gone and each one left under a huge shadow. Every player in the squad will look at that and think ‘is this what I have to look forward to?’ whilst all wondering ‘will there be any investment in this team I am playing for? I want to win things’

  • 111 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM


    Imo, Cole is only being linked cause press thinks Pards will panic buy. I think we won’t bring anyone in instead of panic buy.
    I still have faith in the right players coming in.
    But a week left? That is down to the wire indeed, and it is unsettling i must admit.
    Cmon Pards, get the cogwheels movin, we need bodies man.

  • 112 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    colwell really? hes not great but hes better than all our current strikers i can list off a load id rather have

  • 113 niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM


    Haha! I’m not to say as a fan of him, I just believe he has some potential like all our squad. Some people will neg my comments no matter what I say. I just wanna be optimistic.


    I know what you mean, but in a sense we have the potential I just think we need to gel and just support the team through what’s happening I can’t see us signing anyone this window unless it’s a loan. Our strike force may not seem bad, but it could be worse. Goals won’t manifest out of nothing I know this but I can see goals coming out of the strikers we do have.

  • 114 niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM


    Someones not a happy bunny today 😀

  • 115 Spuggy // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Joey Barton

    One of life’s character
    A fighter in more than one sense of the word
    A good footballer not a great one – inconsistent in form and in dead balls

    I am not sad to see him go – he causes to many problems, but I thank him for fighting for the cause of NUFC – whatever he is you can’t deny his effort when on the pitch.

    Now Ashley – you have no excuse to bring in the players we need – how about two strikers now Joey has gone and a LB. Erdinc and Maiga would be nice! Then I woke up.

  • 116 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM




  • 117 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    WWJBD he started today when i tol people ive have had enough call me a part time fans i have support this club for 25 year and i can do what i want with my money,and i dont want to give any more to ashley bud

  • 118 Toon-82 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Was it me but didnt Barton turn down a contract? Then would only leave us for a champions league team? Barton is a good player, dont get me wrong but no one is biiger than the club. I wish him all the best at QPR but life goes on….Now sign us a new no.9 and a left back!!!

  • 119 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Tony ah christ I dont know Italian football ermmm I will go 2-1 Arsenal whats your bet?

    Dannyo Aye we are probably on par with last season but without the certainty of spirit and drive…could be a long season again

  • 120 Rotonda heights // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Barton is sadly a lot cleverer than many of our fans. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s been angling for it for ages with his never ending tweets. He now gets a huge signing on fee.

    If he does to us what he did to city, he’ll make us pay a signing off fee as well. Barton does the badge kissing a treat but Joey has always looked after number 1.

    Has anyone actually seen the audited accounts of NUFC. We’re still in debt. I think Ashley is an odious man, but he is a far better business man than any of us us.

  • 121 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM


    Imho I rate Ba and Best higher than him, Ba showed who was the better last season. He wouldn`t bring anything at all to the team we lack speed up front height we have plenty.

  • 122 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM


    Stop being such a pessimist. We haven’t got 0 points. It’s not a matter of what SHOULD have happened. We have 4/6 points, and a 1-0 win against Sunderland. Stop being an extreme pessimist PLEASE.

  • 123 boater // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    all this – only one good season talk -you operate on a season by season basis. Last year with this basic squad he was crucial to the team.

    anyway to Arsenal – selling off their best players, supporters disenchanted whilst injuries pile up around them – we are definitely following their model- one thing llambiase got right.

  • 124 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM


    Turn off the Caps lock mate, it makes your posts harder to read, and it actually doesn’t get u laid more.

  • 125 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:38 PM


    Ha, we’re better than Arsenal mate, we only have 1 injury atm 😉

  • 126 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    In which case davy should equally cut out the abuse throwing. However surely you can agree name calling is not needed

  • 127 Rotonda heights // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM


    It’s all about opinions bud. No need to name call just if it’s different to you. That’s more like the behaviour of a 12 year old.

  • 128 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM


    I actually think Arsenal are copying our methods, we`ve been doing that for a while now and they want a piece of the action lol

  • 129 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM


    Yup, only time will tell. I want an LB and Striker so bad i wanna cry atm. Where did i hide my magic lamp again?

  • 130 scottoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    When Barton moved centrally against the scum, it changed the game. He, along with Cabaye and Tiote, started breaking plays up and forced the scum into wider areas where Sessegnon was much less effective. Showed real grit and determination. I think Gosling is going to be a very good player, but not sure if he has that game changing quality (yet).

  • 131 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    WWJBD That was going to be my score, so i will go 3-1 Arsenal.

  • 132 niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    LMAO! Least we aren’t selling our key players eh? 😉

    @Israeli_fan. Please stop being a keyboard warrior dude, your keys might not be able to take the assault it’s getting as it is

  • 133 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    On a positive note with Joey leaving it cuts out his awful supply Cabaye will do it all thank god.

  • 134 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    WWJBD far enough mate point taking bud nee prob

  • 135 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Wenger makes me laugh these days mainly because the media are very much out to get him

    He is one of the best managers in the world yet he is getting dragged down by these writers all because he prefers to develop a player rather than buy one….shame thats what football is like in our land

  • 136 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Everyday I wake up I come on here and literally pray that we have signed a player. I’m still hoping one day REAL soon we sign a LB and striker .-.

  • 137 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    There’s two reasons why Barton is leaving:

    1. He’ll get more money and a longer contract at QPR
    2. He’ll get closer to his girlfriend Nolan.

    Cheeky, i know, but he’s almost in West Ham 😉

  • 138 toonmadfan // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    we wont get any players in this side of the window.WATCH THIS SPACE!! ashley is a twat

  • 139 ash1001 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Not one for protests, but hell its about time us fans really did something to let the powers that be, know we exist. How MA, DL and PA can let a a 6million pound + guy walk out the door is beyond comprehension.
    Time the man in the white coat paid MA a visit, and PA thumped on his door or did the respectable thing and walked away, just as us fans should do – will not be at the game on Sunday, thats my stand, OK it might hurt the team, but something has to be done.

  • 140 davybtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    runaway – u think any of our money goes to ashly, r money probably only covers the gas/electric n water bills if that

  • 141 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Dannyo aye me too mate 🙁 Tired of this waiting to be disappointed though

    Tony haha we really are getting synced up at this like arent we!

    RUNAWAY good man 🙂

  • 142 LooniToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    absolutely hysterical the people saying we would have zero points in first two games without abso. absolutely hilarious that. Football is a team game and he wasnt even our top player in either games! Get ur head out the sand lads as said hes is a good player, i always said he would come goos, but he has had one good season in four. Anyone who states other wise is kidding only themselfs! As for barton leaving, would of liked him on the bench for next few years but thats about it. A liability the first two games this season (seemed to me he wanted to be sent off in both) I would prefer cheik and cabaye in middle with hba behind striker. Id prefer an actual winger with pace who can beat a man on the wings, marveaux, spiderman and obertan. So where would i have put asbo?? ……….. on the bench that is where. Thanks for ur performance last season but in all fairness asbo is NOWHERE near as good as half of you make out, or he makes himself out to be. Rose tinted spec’s from most on this topic!!!

  • 143 Tommy_PA // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    FA: Derek why is Barton still on the payroll, I told you to get shot and the window is closing.

    LA: We only have one offer from QPR and he doesn’t want to go there, and AP wants to keep him.

    FA: F*** that, tell AP I’m calling in his gambling debts unless he gets Barton out, and Barton can rot in the reserves for the rest of the year otherwise.

    So who needs a gun to the head?

  • 144 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    davybtoon how often do you think we use sjp 50 mill in gas/elc/water you make me pmsl bud

  • 145 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I think Israeli Fan is either really upset or has a sticky caps key.

  • 146 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    WWJBD If its 2-1 I will go off it. lol

  • 147 MadAboutToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    when barton was told he wasing been giving a contract, he said that he was going nowhere till next year. so how has it changed since he was put on the free transfer list ?

    it would seem to me like he’s planned all this.
    i believe he used this twitter outburst to get the sack, and to get a big money move.

    i don’t know why some of you are bothered by this. yeah he is a good player but he’s a liability, and he can’t even get into his proper position. i just hope this makes ashley pull his finger out and get some players in.

  • 148 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Come on lads!

    Lets get him

  • 149 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Udinese will probably win since we have both gone for Arsenal haha

  • 150 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Mr Newbrick
    You that lads agent?

  • 151 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM


    U do not have the smallest clue as the cost of the running of the club and what it still loses each year do u?
    Go gather some facts, then come back and say we’re making shitloads of money and MA is pocketing all of it.

  • 152 Frank pingles come sock // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Off topic

    Boro are flying at the minute !!!!

    1 – 0 already

  • 153 jesperfuglsang // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Will you stop your whining about Barton and Nolan all ready.

    Yes, they where both good players and professionels on the field. Both they didn’t really earn their money did they; one good seasin from them both.

    Barton hasn’t really done himself any favours has he; so to blame MA is not really fair (I don’t like him either). Joey was offered a new contract in january, but turned it down.

    Kevin, was offered a new contract as well, but he was more concerned with his retirement trust.

    They are probably both nice blokes, bur they are all about the money at the end of the day.

    You can say what you want, but the truth is, as it has been mention, non of the top 10 PL teams wanted to touch them. And to say that it has nothing to do with football is a bit of an overstatement.

    Good luck to them both; life goes on and there are other good players out there.

    By the way, Nolan scored 1 goal after Carroll left. 1 goal!

  • 154 Frank pingles come sock // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    The nappy rippers

  • 155 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    WWJBD We both said man utd on monday, so we are not that much of jinx’s. haha

  • 156 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    oooh offside arsenal looking woried

    see the way arsen wenger got himself his own tiote in frimpong . . .#copycat

  • 157 Thump // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    @WWJBD: I asked him earlier and he hasn’t responded. I think he is.

  • 158 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    I’m gonna be cheeky and saying a 4-1 win with a Van Persie Hatrick and Ramsey getting one.

  • 159 Fostino // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    joey leaving was always going to happen….im disgusted

    he’ll now need replacing

    we need lb, striker and right mid now, if we get them before sep with those trailists, then i will be happy!

  • 160 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    That Di Natalie offside goal was brilliant just a shame it was offside

  • 161 Frank pingles come sock // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    I agree if players dont want to be here they can F off
    but i believe barton had he been offered a contract would have stayed. even on the same money.

    But the worry is we are buying cheap players who MAY become good in a few years, but we will sell them when that happens which seems pointless to me.

    But not to a money man like Mr Arseley

  • 162 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    we all guess whats going on but unless your in the board room no one nos so yes its all say so by us all

  • 163 NottsGeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Bartons hands arent tied!! I knew Joey would try to make out that he was forced to leave. He said he was gonna stay but he saw QPR had got a new owner and money to waste so he jumped at the chance to get a few more dollar. He says he loved the club but if he really loved us he wouldnt be going for some shite newly promoted. Footballers nowadays…

  • 164 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    What’s this about PADDY MCCOURT and i have heard Kranjer’s name mentioned also?

  • 165 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Tony haha aye true very true….maybe we should of gone Udinese then haha would be fun to see Arsenal go out of the CL

    Thump glad its not just me that noticed haha

  • 166 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    mr newbrick mccourt is one of the most frustrating players to watch ever! haha he just strolls about then gets the ball beats 2 or 3 men and either scores or makes a chance. Wouldn’t want him here though

  • 167 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Well. disappointed in losing Barton myself. but if you think Gosling isn’t premiership worthy then you haven’t seen him play. He did play on Saturday as well and should have scored but maybe the touch came a little early for him.

  • 168 Fostino // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    i would be happy with krancjar for barton

  • 169 ross armstrong // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    any news on


    ??????????????????? ssems a bit quiet if you ask me

  • 170 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    and Cabaye was already Bartons replacement. we dont need to replace him specifically we need to get in some more strength in depth though and a another body, probably a central defender would be a much better bet.

  • 171 hartoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    qpr is owned by the 6th richest man in the world and some of you think we can compete with that
    3 words
    f***g wake up
    money is money and joey will be going from 70k to probably well over 100k

  • 172 Gazza18 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Who is this Paddy McCourt and why is it written in Wikipedia that he’s playing for us since this year?

    Check it out:

  • 173 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Just now, Pieters talk have reopened, PSV want £6 million for him (just about)

  • 174 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    im gona say 2-0 udeinese is good to see its not just us loosing players and would love to see arsenal crumble

  • 175 Pieter Piper // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM


  • 176 Pieter Piper // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Whats this talk about Barton being replaced?

    He already has been replaced with Obertan/Gosling. =.=

  • 177 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    That udeinese left winger is quick as **** sign him up

  • 178 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Cant say Paddy McCourt’s signing for us guys…lol

  • 179 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    dannyo theve always wanted 6m we need to stop fcking about and just get it done you can hear AP now we tried to get players in but it was the other clubs fault why because they had a price and we wont pay it because £a$hley is a tight bastard

  • 180 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    mccourt is celtics super sub. Only he is only super 1 time out of 10 😆 stay away!

  • 181 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    kevy we dont need another left winger

  • 182 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    OOOH i can see arsenal getting hammerd here

  • 183 NottsGeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Yeah i agree. We dont need a replacement for Barton but one for Carroll and Enrique would be nice 🙂

  • 184 Brutooon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Barton got one good season out of four season. Money payback is 25%

    we got better replacement (and younger) in Cabaye.

  • 185 manxpie // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Gerviniho’s final ball is as gd as jonas’s lol makes the hard work look easy then fooks up the easy part n i hate this commentator lol.

  • 186 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    That Frimpong is impressive

  • 187 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Frimpong is a younger version of Tiote. They’re nearly the exact same player.

  • 188 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM


    Aye, but i wont blame Pards on that part, he’s just said who he wants. IF we are to blame someone i’ll blame Llambas, he’s as charismatic as pimple on a pigs ass.
    If we sent Alan, i’d say he could be quite convincing when it comes to ambitions and the club imo.

    Enough about that tho, lets hope, just hope, that the Barton ordeal speeds things up now. that’s 50K off the wages. gotta count for something.

  • 189 manxpie // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Exactly brutoon and at a cost of nearly 20 mill def not worth it in my eyes

  • 190 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Don’t know why Ashley doesn’t just make one big name signing. He’ll earn money on it. Like “Archibald-Henville”. Now there’s a few quid on lettering alone.

  • 191 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    dannyo i know pards is stuck between a rock and a hard place they are taking the piss out of him and they send him out to tell us what they havent got the balls to tell us it must be the worst thing ever him and carr coming up with all these players knowing we need them in and getting told heres £20 get them in

  • 192 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    eaststand howay Carr gets a Mars bar 4 pack and some dodgy trainers as well as 20 quid give MA some credit

  • 193 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    wwjbd dont forget the £2 footy

  • 194 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    ashley gets 35m for carroll gives him his hellicopter to go barton goes on a free he has to get the train

  • 195 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Hahaha bet Barton had to buy his own ticket as well mate

  • 196 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    See the apologists are out slagging bartoon off already morons the f11cking lot of you.
    Can you not see what people are getting at you t!ts.

    Its not ALL about Bartoon, or Nolan or an one individual!!

    It is about the fact that the fat B’stard in charge, has set out his stall to concentrate on keeping this team in the league with the minimum fork out!! How the F11ck can you apologists not see that?

    Our squad is now woefully thin, thinnest it has been for years and yet players are being shown the door left right and centre with no signs of replacements linerd up befprfe they go!!

    DavyBtoon you talk a massive heap of Sh!te bonny lad. We have better replacements!! WHO? Cabaye has had 2 games FFS if you were telliong me he’s on;y had 2 games the other day you cant judge him on that…..likewise you cant either sonner, he could turn out Sh!te like Demba 10m rated Ba has so far in pre-season and first game!!

    Honestly some of you on here have your gobs that firmly round fat Mikes shaft that you are being blinded by his publics, and cant see that he is stripping the squad to its bare minimum to save cash, make the club more saleable as long as they remian at least 4th from bottom he doesnt give a shite!!

    Fact remains, Ive been to both games and Joey B is our best player at the club!!! Bar none. Granted Collo has had 2 very decent games, but he hasnt played against the quality players in his position that Joey has and outshone them all.

    The MAIN issue is letting players go NO replacements!!

    T!tw$nk pardew still spouts his sh!t…….@we’ll have a new leftback before Sunderland’ honestly if you believe anything this F11ckwit says you should be tarred with the same brush….yes man cowards!!!

  • 197 Frank pingles come sock // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Tell you who i would have in as a replacement for Barton in a heartbeat

    Max Gradel – gunna be a premier league player 100%
    Plus we could afford his wages

  • 198 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM


  • 199 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM


    What people seem to forget is that we brought in Marveux, Cabaye, Ba and Abeid BEFORE anyone was sent out, save Carroll in January.
    Thats a few quid in wages there. It’s not like we pay em £10.000 for the next 5 years.
    I realise lies have been told and mistakes have been made, but don’t let it cloud your judgment completely.

  • 200 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM


  • 201 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Di Natale anyone? Old, no resale value and probably decently high wages but if he can do that for us welcome to town my lad

  • 202 cnkp21 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Notice how when other teams bid for our players and they are in discussions to sign, talks don’t last long and the deal gets complete straight away. When Newcastle bid for players things drag on for weeks and it always ends up that we dont get the player. Ashley obviously does not want to spend any money, Pardew is lying and this transfer deadline will end up like all the others, we put bids in at the last min and it is too late for them to sign. The behaviour of Ashley is disgraceful. He needs to sell to someone with ambition to take us where we belong.

  • 203 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    angryman… haha you make me laugh bud 🙂

    King Neg 😉

  • 204 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Is Frinpong Tiote’s clone?

  • 205 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    @Angryman the Angry fan

    You wear that name quite well. But i disagree with your statement, and i’m not an idiot.

  • 206 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    FFS! some of you lot have not got the first idea about football or the Toon! How many times do I have to read that Cabaye is a replacement for Barton!!!??? Utter bollox!

    Barton only ever managed to establish himself with us as a right sided player while Cabaye is a central box to box midfielder and has taken Nolan’s place in the side!
    It was always on the cards for Barton to go but there was hope that things might settle down and he’d stay….we’ll be much the worse for losing him thats for sure! Ashley has ripped the heart out of this team and done f*** all to fix it…..

    Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton all gone, how long before Coloccini and Tiote are off???? I’m not so sure either will be here come the end of this season.

    Ive said it before and ill say it again; we wont be signing anyone on a permananent deal during the rest of this window….couple of loan players at best. Maybe we’ll get Carroll’s eventual replacement in the January window???…….from the £20m we get selling Tiote!

    Barton out for free….what a piss take!

  • 207 toonruz // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Angryman the Angry fan /
    I back u 100 per cen Ashley out 1 step foward 2 steps back same crap all the time ashley OUT ENOUGH IS A ENOUGH

  • 208 gorskino10 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Like it ain’t already hard enough to find 3 players with no cash, 4 replacements needed in like 8 days, Great!!!

    And let’s prey we get players ATLEAST on par with whom who have left, we don’t wanna buy worse replacements.

  • 209 kevymartins // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Daft_lad shut up and put on utv

  • 210 bills-son // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Angry Man – you are talking b*ll*xs.

    We’l sign a LB and forward before the window shuts, Pardew will field a midfield with pace and vision in place of slow coaches Nolan and Barton and we’ll finish top 10 this season.

    And guess who will take at least 50% of the credit – Ashley.

  • 211 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM



  • 212 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Frimpong is Arsenals Tiote. Him Wilshere Walcott Gervinho and Ramsey is prossibly the best midfield in the prem maybe with the exception of City’s

  • 213 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    sad to see Barton go but he had his chances and blew it. Hope QPR go down as my money’s on Swansea to be the team that stays up. No-one is irreplaceable and there’s a lot of twisted knackers on this thread. Both neggers and rose tinted got good points to make. The truth will be known next week about the fatman. If we don’t get our LB and CF then we’ll know his business strategy for sure – but till then it’s all talk.

  • 214 toonruz // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM


  • 215 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    dannyo i know weve got more than enough in the middle but we need a goalscorer asap a LB and i would say 2 more just for cover at the back i wouldnt be arsed if he makes a big profit if he got them players in everyone knows who we need in the problem is fat man doesnt give 2 fvcks about us he will be laughing his fat heed off

  • 216 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    I see people liking Frimponge, then u have to watch this, hillarious:,12660982,12661134,quote=1

  • 217 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Whats everyone arguing about now?

  • 218 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM


  • 219 NottsGeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM


    You a ****** tosser mate!! You say people cant judge Cabaye on the two games where he has played well bit your calling Demba Ba shit after watching him play 45 minutes of football. You dont have a clue what your talking about and being angry all the ********g time doesnt make you some sort of “realist” that isnt gullable it just shows you need to get a grip of yourself and cant control you emotions.

  • 220 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    barton has gone for free as no one would spend a penny on him. to make him look attractive to any club in the prem his value was nothing… and thats what he will be sold for and the only club offering was QPR..

    still wish he wouldnt sign but he does want more than we will offer him so ofc no deal was going to be done. players take the p!ss out of clubs over wages everywhere. personally i like the fact the toons the first club to take a stand on such matters

  • 221 ASTORIA // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Can’t believe some fans on here are not bothered Barton is leaving…probably the same fans that were praising him versus Arsenal & Sunderland.

    You really have been brainwashed by the liars at NUFC.

    The fact Pardew played him in both games shows how valuable he thinks he is to the team, having written that he may have been told to put him in the shop window by Llambiased.

    Think he’ll be replaced?….YEAH, just like Carroll and Jose have been!!! What a shambles this great club has become.

  • 222 toonmadfan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Colloccini to goto valencia 20 mill? this is a rumour i have heard.and do you know what i wouldnt be at all surprised

  • 223 MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:35 PM


    This club is owned by a shyster and has a shyster side kick running it.

    Football is NOT their priority.

    Dismantling the 1st team and not replacing them is mismanagement in the highest order, all year (nearly)we’ve had to find a replacement for Carroll and we’ve known for ages Jose wanted to go.

    Yeah get rid of the bad boy, the one that shows all the passion on the pitch and count the £’s we save from wages by giving him away FFS.

    Oh don’t worry, Smith is still on the books!

  • 224 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    toonmadfan ashley only wants 8m for him

  • 225 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM


    Oh we need lots of players man, but as u say, the Striker and LB are crucial, agree 100%.
    I’m just refusing to cry for spilt milk when there’s not any need to.
    8 Days till the window closes, then we can all go toss MA in the sea and see if he floats. IF necessary.

    I realise the Barton ordeal as being upsetting for many, as he’s a good player. But he’s only done the job for us for ONE year, otherwise we’d had to carry him for 4 of em.
    There really is no justice in what people are crying out for.
    When 1st of September comes, i’ll judge it like everything else. But if the players are there, and the results are there, why are we shouting at him now?!

  • 226 Rossy G // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM





  • 227 bills-son // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    israeli fan – Barton is your favourite player?

    Barton who we paid £60K a week but didn’t play for two and a half seasons, who got himself locked up for beating up a young lad when he was out of his skull on drink, who nearly blinded one of his own teammates, who time and again acts like an idiot on the pitch as he did with Gervinho.

    Barton who TURNED DOWN a contract in January.

    He’s your favourite player?

    He’s not mine thats for sure.

  • 228 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    6 more days to the window shutting and i’m still waiting for the much needed left back and striker we are promised. and it better not be bridge and carlton cole.

  • 229 cnkp21 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Colo and Tiote next, Fatty needs to go and before you go give us back our 35million.

  • 230 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    mactoon qpr can haves smith aswell he can go for free aswell

  • 231 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Whats the latest fetish with block capitols?

  • 232 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Dannyo, You disagree with my statment thats fine its all about opinions but i did not say anything wrong it is all right in my eyes so irevert to mind over matter! I dont mind coz you dont matter!!

    As for BILLS-SON if i was mike ashley in disguise, when you prized your lips from my John T, you would still disagree with me and talk sh1te as you cant change the habit of a life time you dickfaced grinch!

    Fact is, our squad is wafer thin, we have sold/shipped out a vast amount of players got 5 in, and we are no nearer bringing in the left back and striker we were promised 3 weeks ago!!

  • 233 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    who gives a sh!te what you think???
    Oh Mike does xxx

  • 234 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:39 PM


  • 235 niffnoff // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:39 PM


    tell me about it LOL


    Pressing the Caps Lock doesn’t show anger bro. I mean we all have our opinions and views but yours are just the same thing re-stated.

  • 236 NottsGeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM


    Are you being serious? That is a poor midfield!! Ramsey has done nothing yet, frimpong nothing yet, wilshere class, Gervinho no end product and Walcott has pace but nothing else.

  • 237 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Paddy’s on his way!×214/49249_1.jpg just been spotted in pink lane.

  • 238 toonmadfan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    colo he as to be worth more than 8 mill surely? the way things are going we might be better off in a 5 a side league?

  • 239 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    People saying “Tiote and Collo next, waaaahhh”.
    Just angry deluded people, and they still don’t know why yet.

  • 240 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:41 PM


  • 241 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    god. not Muntari to replace Tiote. He was pants at Sunderland last season. There’s a reason why Sunderland terminated his loan instead of making it permanent. I do not want scum rejects in our club.

  • 242 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Are you serious?
    ??? ???? ?? ?? ???? ?????.

    Nolan equals to Cabaye?
    Barton is better then Obe?
    Ba isn’t the replacement for Carroll
    We still didn’t get an LB (not sure that we will) and you are already saying he will be not as good as Enrique was?

    We are not better nor worse. Barton needed to go. He was passionate but that cost us dearly in other aspects of the game. Also, he is not that skillful. Long balls that go no where was his specially and yes, from time to time he did good things but mostly he didn’t do anything unique here.

    If in the end of this transfer window we won’t get an LB and a good ST then yes, we would probably have less experiences. But even now, without an LB and an ST we are a much healthier club when it comes to players. Joey didn’t want to be here, Barton was a disaster, bad influence. Specially with all his twating.

    What doesn’t change though, is that Ashley is a twat and he should go.

  • 243 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    oh sorry with the caps lock

  • 244 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    too bad the forum doesn’t show hebrew letters. well, i just wrote that – ata hai be seret. 🙂

  • 245 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:44 PM


    very intelligent response….i bet that took the full capacity of your brain to type; if you don’t have an opinion, go sit in the corner and pull your chain or something. Let me bring it down for someone of your limited capacity to understand….you’re a C O C K

  • 246 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Maybe we got to accept that maybe in 5 years time, we will be in a position to hold on to players. As of now, we will be losing our best players each year. Next season i expect Tiote and Colo to be sold. But i’m excited to see who we replace them with. In Carr we trust.

  • 247 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    oleg obertan is better than barton? haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa another manu reject… and im sure u knew cabaye before we bought him.. btw oleg u from israel no? 🙂 if so- have u heard the rumour about muntari to newcastle on friday?

  • 248 MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    The only player who I think ( in my opinion) we’ve bought this season that has fit straight into the first team is Cabaye, maybe Obertan at a push.

    We now have no (specialised) left back
    We have no main striker (number 9)
    We are losing a great spirit in the team and fighting force that is Joey B.
    We have a choice of 3 main centre backs.
    We have Sholla (bless him) as our main striker.

    Oh man could things get worse….. yes they can….
    Colo and Tiote could both leave next!

  • 249 ToonAndy // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    I would be happy if Marvin Martyn replaced Barton…. Pieters came in for Enrique and Erding came in

  • 250 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Anyone think that this tapping up situation is a ploy by MA to get a transfer embargo placed on the club so he doesn’t have to spend money 😉

  • 251 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    @Angryman the Angry fan

    Why would bill-son oppinion not matter and yours does?
    You deluded, hypocritical, daft inbred.
    You know, people like u speak out of their arsehole, they make no sense, they have no relative arguments, they just say what they want to.

    I could say; THINK for one second, what if, in 4 years time, we’d be pushing into the top 4, with MA still in charge, we were paying off our debt to Ashly, the club was finacially sound, and we were getting through one youngster after the other to go on an do great things.
    Then you’d PRAISE MA like the hypocrit you are.

    But no, no one will ever be good enough for u. U prob wanted Freddy out, now u want MA out, next u want some Qutari rich man out cause he’s turning us into a buying team.
    Absolutely, positivily D.E.L.U.D.E.D in your head.
    All you do is shout and scream paranoia and propaganda.

    There is the room for disagreement, but not room for you.

  • 252 Rossy G // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Israeli press ……………hahahaha good one.

    I heard the Lithuanian press said we had a bid accepted for Pirlo as Bartons replacement.

  • 253 ginkoh // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Instead of signing new players, we continue to sold our big players out. What the logic to manage football club !?

  • 254 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    @MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    As of now, i’m still trying to think positive about the Ashley regime, but what will crush me is if Colo and Tiote are sold.

  • 255 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    and i’d be happy if Sneijder replaced barton, baines for enrique and adebayor came in

  • 256 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Ramsey is as good as Wilshere or will be once he gets his sharpness back, Gervinho has no end product based on 1 game against us? He is deadly and sets up a lot of goals. Walcott runs rings around people and gets in very dangerous places. And Frimpong has made a huge impact for Arsenal just as Tiote did for us

  • 257 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    PS- our second best player wasn’t Barton so far, it was most of the time Jonas who is a real fighter and not a twitter wh**e.

    Yes, that does show that experience is super important, but it cannot be the only thing that is.
    Barton is violent, reckless, brings negativity and is insulting at times with his lack of maturity. He is like a 12 year old girl with his twitter and with all his abilities as a footballer, he wasn’t a star in the team. He as a good player, at times, but nothing more. And like people say here a lot about him – he had 1 good season out of how many?

  • 258 joppadoni // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    i love the speculation on here. colo and tiote next? stfu please.. you talk more shi te than ashley the lot of you.

    Barton had his last chance. im gutted he’s going to go but it was as inevitable as enrique. yet you say your shocked but then say we knew enrique was leaving and we’ve had a million years to replace him. .. pick and choose your facts and moan all fu cking day. your a bunch of whining fannies! lol TTBaWA!!!

  • 259 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    israeli fan im sure you were the guy saying it was all over israeli reports that nzogbia was having a medical in newcastle

  • 260 Mr Newbrick // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Bagsy not Carlton Cole

  • 261 bills-son // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Angryman the Angry fan – tell you what pal, plenty plenty of fans don’t give a sh%t what you think or agree with you either. And I’m one of them.

    Our club has been run appallingly for decades. Thats why we’ve won f all domestically for 56 years and nowt at all since the Fairs Cup in 1969.

    We’ve wasted millions on trophy signings and mercanaries who have taking the pi$$ out of us and the club. We’ve had no plan, no youth policy, no structure, no f all.

    The likes of you are so blind with hatred that you can’t see that Ashley is not going to have other clubs, players, agents or managers taking the pi$$ out of us.

    I’ve got faith in Ashley and I couldn’t give a flying f%ck what you think.

  • 262 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Oleg, barton is a better midfielder than carrick, barry, parker etc .etc etc and if he was playing for man utd resverse- he was in england starting 11… he is that good.

  • 263 tequilamag // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Barton can KMA he could not give a rats for Newcastle. Time the little stirrer jogged on .

  • 264 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Didnt you read my earlier post, or is your gimp suit obscuring your vision?
    Maybe the pool ball has brought tears to your eyes?
    I shall repeat myself to you once and once only, you do NOT matter 😉

    Now run along Gimpy boy x

  • 265 MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    ilovetoon8788, they are our 2 biggest saleable assets left at the club for this window and if they go we’re up the creek alright, as it is I think we’ll struggle this season unless we get LB, striker and defensive cover in before next Thursday.

  • 266 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    like i said your spouting it again!
    try an enema
    then some bananas clean you oot and then slow the flow!


  • 267 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    @Angryman the Angry fan

    Did your mom give birth to you while you’re dad was driving over bridgestones? Rattled your brain too much?

  • 268 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Andy, yes it was me and it wasnt in the israeli media then.. i got a false information about him having a medical.

    now we have a rumour in the israeli media which is pretty reliable

  • 269 aDeadlyTicTac // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Just need 2 more RVP goals and a Ramsey goal.

  • 270 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    @MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Yes those 2 have the best potential massive profit for Ashley. I’m not too gutted to be losing Barton though his grit and determination will be badly missed.

    And yes we desperately need a left back and a striker. Defensive cover is ok as i thought the 2 new french trialists signed?

    But really, if we don’t get a left back and a striker we might struggle. And i hope we get good quality ones.

  • 271 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    You gotta laugh,,13866_7122337,00.html?

  • 272 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    you are the weakest link!!

  • 273 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    @israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Why on earth would Muntari be coming our club? To replace Barton or Tiote? Either way Muntari was terrible at Sunderland last season. Not a scum reject please.

  • 274 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:59 PM


    The french lads signed? I only saw the Irish and English lad sign up.

  • 275 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    why do some toon fans seem to hate each other more than the mackems or red scum ?

  • 276 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Arsenal GK is great….I feel weird saying that haha

  • 277 magpie6699 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Angryman -I’ve had enough. I don’t mind you being angry, having a point of view different to others but quite frankly I find your language and attitude to people who have a different opinion to you offensive in the extreme- and I’ve said so before. So all those people who disagree with you are accused of performing fellatio ( look it up in a dictionary) on Mike Ashley – last time it was some other sexual act, I seem to recall. Amazed you’ve not been banned. Is that how you talk to people in public – women and children too? Try and respect others , you sad little person.

  • 278 Rossy G // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Pardew: “You only had to look at our bench on Saturday and the players who didn’t make the bench – like ALAN SMITH, for example – to know that I feel we are much stronger squad-wise this year to attack this competition, and also attack the FA Cup,”
    This upsets and amuses me, Pardew thinks we are stronger cos Smith didnt make the Bench….I can honestly say Im confident if I played over Smith I would get a higher post match rating. I would put our U15s above Smith. Dont hate the guy but he is just rubbish, as is Perch wish they would go.

  • 279 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    ilovetoon why on earth would barton leave us on a free transfer?

    but its ok when we will sign him as a replacement to tiote- billyson and davybtoon will say if Carr recommended him than im ok with it

  • 280 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    @Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    No idea. I remember reading that Situ and Remy signed? If not, i thought they said they both were quality. So any way to find out updates about them? Both are centre backs though i read.

  • 281 tiotal football // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    For those who remember Muntari at pompey he was great and that’s why he was snapped up by inter because of how well he impressed

    Sure he didn’t have a good season last year but the bloke is a good footballer so to call him crap is a bit far out

    also @isreali_fan everyone knows how many goals Nolan scored for us
    and sure he scored more goals then shrek in the premiership last season but he would NOT fit in this new team

    on a final positive note, Carroll looks like he’s having ANOTHER shite game again tonight
    it really is upsetting to watch how that hero last year is slowly fading away over in merseyside 🙂
    I dunno about anyone else but I also enjoy having a look at him on fm after a couple of seasons at liverpool and to see how much his value diminished whilst he squanders on the bench / as a sub! If you’re ever in a bad mood I really do suggest you try it!!!

  • 282 natedawg // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    hi lads, been reading this blog since before Ed closed it down but rarely post. Was wondering if anyone could help me out, i wanna go see us play QPR but haven’t a clue how to get tickets. don’t particularly want to sit with their fans but the only tickets i can find for our section is for over a ton!! any suggestions?

  • 283 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    agree bill-son more sense than angry as usual

  • 284 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    1. Israeli sport news are the worst, never say anything about Newcastle so no, I haven’t heard anything. (Yes, I am from Israel).

    2. Obe is better then Barton, for sure.
    first of all, he is not a reject, he is a player who was bought by one of the best clubs in the world and didn’t find himself there, I don’t think that is such a bad resume.
    Second, how old is he and how old is Barton? Obe has still years to develop and become even better.
    Third, Barton has no creativity and no ball control, Obe does, wow, he does.
    Fourth, Obe is a quite person and is a real proffesional, Barton is a child in a man’s body (I saw you said he is your favorite player, so don’t think I am trying to offend Barton, this is just how I see him).
    Actually as an Israeli you should know about this, we have lots of players like this here. Great potential but never can make it because they have a big mouth, or they are lazy, or they are don’t know how to be a professional etc. etc.
    And of course, Barton’s way of player is mostly lacking consistency. Sometimes he will be amazing, and the next game he will spend the game passing long balls, corners and free kicks to the opposition.

    In conclusion. He can be replaced. The question is, will he. As recent History shows, he won’t be.

    About Cabaye, I’ve never heard of him before he came here. Haven’t heard of Tiote before aether.
    Cabaye shows in 2 games, more then I’ve seen from Nolan in 3 years. Yes, Nolan scored good goals, but as I said this a million times. When you don’t have an ST, someone still needs to score, so it was Nolan.
    Saylor has a better record then Nolan hh… 3 goals in 3 games. This what happens when you don’t have strikers. Tiote scores, Saylor, Raylor, Colo, Barton, Jonas.
    But, Nolan was lazy, he wasn’t running, he didn’t have the same things that Barton lacks – creativity, skills, ball control, speed. Cabaye on the other hand, has those things.

    And again, I hate Ashley, I think we will not get Barton replaced, and I really am afraid for our future right now even if the team will do well. The total atmosphere is sh%t. But about Barton, my opinion is clear.

  • 285 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    just hope we get some good news tomorrow a LB would be a good start i cant see a LB coming in for the next league game

  • 286 DJM TOON // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    good goal by carroll

  • 287 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    @israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    i’ve no idea why Barton left but bottomline is he left. There’s nothing we can do about it but go forward. We have Gosling, Vuckic who could do a job i reckon.

    And i’m pretty sure, Muntari will be in no way Carr recommendation unless Carr didn’t watch scum games last season. He was pants and the scums terminated his loan deal. I wouldn’t touch him with a bargepole.

  • 288 Fostino // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    andy carrol got nice goal there..could be the confidence boost he needs

  • 289 only the crest i trust // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    nothing worse than reading through peoples comments and coming across ANGRYMANS COMMENTS thats guy is a utter prick….. im glad i dont no wat he looks like coz if i did id prob hit the bastad

  • 290 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    tiotal football

    carroll isnt a 35m striker but he is not sh!t either
    I think in Suarez they have 1 of the best… he reminds me Owen in his prime

  • 291 tiotal football // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    and at @255 seriously mate?

    I hope that was you displaying a sense of humour…

  • 292 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    I can’t believe the blind optimism in some of these posts….

    You say you have faith in Ashley….based on what?

    You write about ‘what if’s’ and ‘pushing for the top 4’ then call others who rightly criticise Ashley deluded!? who’s deluded here? Top 4!!?? Ashley gets slated for how he is running the club NOW….no if’s, but’s and future maybes.
    Perhaps the phrase you were looking for was ‘angry and disillusioned’? as opposed to ‘deluded’

    …and what gives you confidence that Colo and Tiote won’t be sold or want to leave?

    ….I can give you a few reasons why they would and Ashley’s history of dealings simply add weight to the suggestion. Dont get me wrong; I sincerely hope we can keep them…but then I hoped we’d keep Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton

  • 293 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Send the boy on loan, don’t sell him yet,19528,11095_7122180,00.html?

  • 294 tiotal football // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    never said he was shit @isreali_fan

    although I am now eating my words about today’s game… oops lol

  • 295 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM


    Havent seen anything about them french lads signing im afraid, just the other two who was brought into the academy.
    And yes, the french lads are supposedly class, Situ has the highest pedigree of the two, i think.
    Hope we’ve gotten them onboard.
    I wish the journous would ask Pards about it.

  • 296 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    I cannot be arsed to read all the moaning shit, i agree with what davy said earlier. People on here are so deluded they think we should offer Barton and Nolan 55k a week for 5 years knowing full well in two they will be beyond useless aka Alan Smith. It upsets me that people are so narrowminded and cannot see the bigger picture. The brighter younger talent gets the contracts its the same for every other club! When was the last time any of the top four gave 5 yr contracts to there older players?!? Even Carra at liverpool doesnt get that luxury! The players are being outrageous and good riddance.

  • 297 Rossy G // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    At least Gosling will be playing more, big season for him now need him to drive us, and Cabaya to be more vocal.

  • 298 tequilamag // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Angry how come over every post you make has some vivid homo reference? Clearly u think about this stuff a lot.

  • 299 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Barton for me is like Roy Keane was to manu altough not as good, but equally important

  • 300 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Im offended by your name, It is a rude name especially when im p!ssed and seeing double!! Sure somone will explain to you my shallow wee friend!!

    Anyway, do you honestly think i give a sh!te what you say? Your as bad as the rest of em except they have a spine and nail their colours to fat Mikes arse, where as you, you sit on his fence (Post) ooo err vicar!
    There you go cleaner?

    Now jog on jobs worthe and paint yer nails or summick,,,, Peni!

  • 301 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    Right Arsenal can stop scoring

    Who said Walcott has nothing but pace? In your face

  • 302 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM


    thought he was gonna blow it mate lol

  • 303 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    dont knock it till youve tried it, studmuffin!!

    God their are some whiney little tarts on here the neet!!
    Where are the blokes!!

    I know, probably going where im off to in the next 20 mins or so, just thought id pop in and say hello to the neggers and wind up the Mike gobblers xx

  • 304 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    “Oleg, barton is a better midfielder than carrick, barry, parker…”

    I honestly don’t watch any games except Newcastle’s so, I have no idea how Carrick and Barry plays, just never noticed them specifically. Parker, well, Parker is not a player I want to come and replace Barton so, I don’t care.
    And about the English squad (no offense to most of you here of course) The English squad sucks. England is well known more for their defenders and powerful strikers then for their creative and mind blowing midfielders. Barton wouldn’t get into the England squad even if he was playing for Barcelona, Man U, Real, Milan all together because it is not about his abilities, it is about his big mouth and unprofessional behavior off the pitch and also sometimes on it.

    Look, I obviously like Barton he is (or was I guess) our player, and I would like to see him stay but, he didn’t take a shorter contract and he thinks he is the best midfielder in the world, and also very smart because everything that is going through his mind he puts on twitter, I love Newcastle more then Barton so, he is the one who needs to go.

  • 305 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Nar I had faith is Super Theo….now he has been chinned haha

  • 306 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Why is angryman back i really hoped after the scum victory i wouldnt have to read his miserable shitty posts.

  • 307 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM


    Have Situ and the other lad signed mate? Also hearing that NUFC have bid 8.8 million for Cissoko. Could be bull but you never know. Apparently it was announced. RMC Radio – Lyon President announces Newcastle have bid £8.8m for Left Back Aly Cissokho!!!!!

  • 308 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM


    If he could improve his crossing and finishing the lad could be world class

  • 309 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    WWJBD 1 more goal. come on.

  • 310 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Dmac#I didnt see anybody saying we should offer tyhem any numerical figure to stay at all.

    Fact is they are gone/going, fine, but no replacements for the huge wages and the transfer fees have come in, our net spend so far is what??

    All for a p[erthin squad with unproven untried players, or some players in the squad? simply not good enough for this league anymore!! Quite a few actually!!

  • 311 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:17 PM


    I was merely making a point to Angry Chicken, that he’s a hypocritcal pisstaker.

    Colo and Tiote won’t leave just as Shola was handed a contract extension.
    Nolan didn’t accept the contract, Barton didn’t accept the contract, Enrique didn’t accept the contract.
    All three in the final year (save Nolan i think).
    They all went were the money were.
    And Routledge was far from good enough, Obertan is an improvement.
    Carroll we were offered a RIDICOULUS sum for, and already Dalglish having to defend him?!
    We’d be stupid not to take the £35 million. The lad was worth £12 mill at most. MOST.

    And yes, give me a lesson on why Collo would be sold, aswell as Tiote, this window.
    I have my own theories on when and why they would be sold, but go ahead.
    It’s good that u hope we’ll keep them, but I know we will.

  • 312 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    I think his finishing is pretty good his only issue is he rarely gets to go down the middle because he is played as a winger

  • 313 Jinky Jim // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Who cares ? as long as we have Shola as our main striker and on a new contract,everything will be ok WTF.
    Is there a hit man out there? I have a target!!!!!!!!

  • 314 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Tony no chance the scoring has finished now…hopefully haha

  • 315 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Freedom of speech my f!!ckwit friend!!

    And your not still on the old angryman you mackem tw@ bollix are you, god is it a pre-requisite of all mikey shaggers to be shallow inane male hen munchers?

  • 316 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM


    Don’t get me wrong I think he’s a class player but on times he misses some easy chance’s but think that Wenger see’s him as an Henry type player in time so think he will end up as a striker at some point

  • 317 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM


    No french CB signings as far as i’m aware of mate, i hope they will sign tho.
    I didn’t hear that about Cisshoko, would be excellent news if true, dont see anything on NewsNow tho.
    And it would conflict us with having reopened talks with Pieters.
    Lol, dunno what to think atm.

  • 318 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    307, I have emailed Mark Douglas, to see if he knows about the 2 lads! Await reply, might not get one!

  • 319 NuFc TuRnEr // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Joey had a chance to sign, he didnt.
    he can stay now and leave in the summer, he wont.
    anyway everyone knows all he does is battle, he was no where to be seen against 5under1and, same against villa when we lost 1-0 last year, he cant play CM he gets lost and RM he isnt quick enough and comes inside to much.
    Cabaye will have more of the ball/set plays and we will have 2 out n out wingers, sly and jonas

  • 320 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM


    the thing is even if we got 95m for carroll and MA isnt buying anyone than its not a good deal for the fans

    people say barton cant stay in the club as he insulted the owners and in any business u cant do that

    well football isnt a regular business, as in any business you cant treat your customers like sh!t and expect them to keep buy your goods

    its a double edged sword
    and sorry for my poor english

  • 321 tequilamag // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    I will take your word for it Angry.. Just thought once you came out you might chill out a bit

  • 322 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    God its the mike ashley love in the neet
    Off to toon traar.

    Any of you wanna join me ill be in diamonds round about 1am 😉

    Mike Ashley lovers will be pre disposed with the pink triangle no doubt

    AMTAF out
    Traar me lovelies

  • 323 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Yeah I agree mate I think that is Wengers end game with Theo learn his trade on the wing and show his class in the centre hopefully (sadly I am a Theo fan haha not sure why)

  • 324 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:24 PM


    I thought we should try that with Ranger, allow him to learn his trade

  • 325 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    tequila mag
    Nah, poeple wont let me be a giver, on account of my huge JT, so i sacked it if you know what I mean.

    Cant stand the Mike ashley lovers on here and would be worried i bumped into them all on a MAAS night out in the Pink Triangle. Think thursday nights the chubby chaser night!!

    Innit Dmac? Danny? Bills-son? Magpie6969696969696

  • 326 Hugo_Viana // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    I ate a bug…

  • 327 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM


    Hmm my views on Ranger are quite well known haha all I will say is Theo has a good attitude and knows he needs to work hard to improve going off everything I have ever read on him

  • 328 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    @ angryman its not the fact that i disregard your opinion as not valid, the whole point i read here is to have a good chat/arguement about the goings on of the club. The thing is know you are not a spotty 13 year old child with a burberry cap and a can of special brew so maybe if you stopped acting like it and being homophobic and overtly aggressive people might take you seriously.

    I never said you were a mackem mate just agreed with the fact you are always negative to which you would probably agree. There is always two signs to the coin if you expressed yours less like a spotty oik people may not be so quick to insult you.

  • 329 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Tom tomb

    Nice one thanks lad 🙂


    Would be a shame if we don’t sing them two kids. Situ is meant to be a very big prospect. About Cissoko, it was announced on French radio. We have offered 8.8million, Lyon want 10 million. Crazy money for players imo. Getting crazy 🙁

  • 330 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:28 PM


    I don’t want to give up on the lad just yet, he still young, maybe sending the lad out on loan for a season in a lower league will help him, but he does remind me of kenwyne jones, he seems to have the ability but doesn’t seem to give a sh*t

  • 331 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    We bidded 7+mill euros for Cissoko but huffed about being quoted 6.5 for Pieters?

    I swear its like we get everything in place to buy a player then switch targets….almost like we dont want to sign anyone

  • 332 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:31 PM


    No need to apologise for english, im a foreigner myself 😉

    You make a valid point when saying Barton can’t say what he wants to his superiors, but MA can’t say what he want to the customers either.

    Thing is, i don’t know what MA expect of anything. He’s given one statement in the early days when he took over the club, and that has been it.
    I dunno if he’s media shy or does genuinly not want to handle the media, and leave it to his 2nd in command.
    In my book, Llambas is the real culprit, but i dunno why MA wants to keep him, only God knows.

    When it comes to Barton, he’s gone too far, and thats that, end of discussion for MA. And i agree, barton has a record as long as the toilet paper i use, and there comes a time where it’s just not worth it and u have to set an example.

    I can say If, but, maybe, but the neggers can only say the same thing.

  • 333 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    was that the voice of reason i hear?
    I treat people as they treat me my friend, a very early lesson learned from my dear departed dad!!
    If i come on here and vent, it is not usually aimed at nyone other than the useless blimp who runs our club!! YET, i get the same old crew telling me i know nothing blaa blaa blaa mike is great, your a negger blaa blaa blaa, and in somecases your a mckem.

    So i have rverted to getting the verbals in first to the said people, YOU included, as you have always been less than complimentary about my opinions

  • 334 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:31 PM


    I would happily ship him to Birmingham and let Hughton deal with him for a season on loan….though personally I wouldnt care if he came back or not

    Fair one about the Jones comparison as well….big dumb and full of themselves haha

  • 335 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Ranger is like Rooney, just without the pace, stamina, aggression, vision, shooting, heading, tackling, influence on the team, technique and creativity.

    well worth 20k in the transfer market

  • 336 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    8.8m been confirmed by Lyon president for Cissokho seems a bit steep for us. Would love him here though.

  • 337 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    How much to they want for the lad

  • 338 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Its on Twitter though so take with a pinch of salt.

  • 339 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM


    £10 million for Cissokho is too much, if we won’t get him for £8,8 million, then i won’t fault the club for backing off.
    Lyon are in need of money and should let him go for that ammount.
    What will they say if we back out and go all out for Pieters?

  • 340 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    OOOOOHHHHHHH Tony hahaha 3-1 to me:D

  • 341 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    I only live 5 minutes away from the bloody training ground and 10 minutes from the stadium and i know nothing about what goes on lol. Just what i see on the official site and on here hahaha. I suppose with Ashley in charge nobody knows what goes on lol.

  • 342 ferritass // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    I must be going mad just had a thought we might be trying to get two left backs. This green shit is crazy tonight!

  • 343 colwell // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:36 PM


    Just says we made an offer for half of what they paid and if thats the case he will saty with them.

  • 344 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Picking up pace now

  • 345 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    someone here saw on a regular basis cissoko and pieters play? are they world class like JE?

  • 346 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    @ Angryman i am by no means an ashley lover mate, there are things i think he has done well and things i think he has messed up on. I will always give 100% to the toon regardless of the goings on because im an idiot. I hate shola ameobi yet id still arrive at sjp and cheer on a team of 11 ameobis retarded i know.

    I will probably join you on venting my frustrations if in 7 days no-one signs but again i would not boycott or boo or any of that. I genuinely believe that getting rid of barton is a good thing as he makes it all about him and it should be all about newcastle. That and in pre season gosling looked good.

  • 347 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    colwell I know mate, just wanted to know if anyone new how much they were looking to get for the lad

  • 348 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    @Angryman the Angry fan

    You come on here, and in the 2nd line you find the word “idiots”, and then keep going in some old mans rant about some other overweight man.
    Very few on here takes u seriously, VERY few…

  • 349 manxpie // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    This is 2 every 1 has any1 ever seen angry write anything about performances or actual football related stuff coz i aint in the 10 months i’ve been reading/commenting n 2 b honest he said he went 2 both games this season but i very much doubt it!??

  • 350 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    fork sake WWJBD that’s 3-1 to you. Its a marathon not a sprint though. lol

  • 351 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM


    Cissohko is a more attacking player than Pieters.
    I watched Pieters on the weekend and he looks a good player, decent pace, big tall lad and keeps things nice and simple, just what we want/need

  • 352 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM


    Lol, it better pick up pace mate, MA knows he’s got something called “fans” sniffing around his house waiting to pounce should we not get the LB and a Striker.

  • 353 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM


    8.8 million is to much money imo lol. There are more desperate needs in this world then all clubs paying crazy prices for Footballers. But that’s just the way it is i suppose. I like it when we bring kids in and bring them into the first team for nothing but on the other hand if money ain’t spent we go down 🙂

  • 354 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Haha Tony I know but I can gloat now eh 🙂 Was actually quite a good game though which I wasent expecting

  • 355 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    even though angry writes in an abusive language, i completely agree with his posts (without the insults)

  • 356 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM


    You have to look at Ashley’s dealings and his methods….he’s already outlined his business plan based on the Arsenal model of buying low selling high.

    He has taken every opportunity to reduce the wage bill and remove the high wage earners from the club which I cant argue with as we had to become financially viable again….problem is that 3 of our best players; Nolan, Barton and Enrique were included in addition to the previous sale of Carroll which Ashley sanctioned to swell the balance sheet. So MA is clearly not concerned as to who he sells to increase profit and so consequentially EVERYONE is fair game.

    Colo is getting on in football years as an asset of the club and his resale value is high right now but will start to drop soon….he’s also into the back end of his contract and on premium wage with interest from Spain… what happens next do you think using MA’s business model?

    Tiote’s stock has risen massively and with another 6 months performing as he did last season and with huge demand for this type of combative midfielder, one of the big boys is without doubt going to come in with an inflated offer… again, what happens next do you think using MA’s business model?

    You have to get real and see what’s happening here; we are a selling club with the sole ambition of retaining premiership status as a means of driving profit. All assets (players) are just commodities to be traded and MA is a ruthless businessman…he wants to make money not friends, we aren’t so much a club anymore; we’re a business. This is the sad fact and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool to themselves….people need to take the blinkers off and just look at Ashleys dealings….look at the history…..look at the facts and now tell me i’m completely wrong if you can?

  • 357 TOONCHRIS // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Fook it mr ashley why dont you just sell collo,tiote,krul n whoeva else you can get money for,its obvious you are asset strippin to get your money bacj,the sooner you do the sooner u can get the fook out of owa club

  • 358 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Dannyo think it’s a case of bid for both Pieters and Cissohko and which ever one comes in the cheapest in transfer fee and wages get’s the job, as long as we get one of them in I’ll be happy

  • 359 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Agree with ya that the money in football is disgusting considering what is going on in the world but its the same with all entertainers really…its very wrong but it wont change

  • 360 NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Finally! Get out our club you trouble causing little leech!

  • 361 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:45 PM


    Can’t argue with that mate. If you combine the money spent on Transfers around Europe, you could feed and water the world twice over lol 🙂

  • 362 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Agrew with jb @ 357 and richy @ 359

  • 363 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    I think the best signing newcastle can do this window is Chris Mort.. I miss him more than my GF who is in the states for 2 months now

  • 364 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Haha pretty much didnt the PL spending pot go over 350million today after the Mata deal? Stomach turning amount of money

    Even Barca have fallen from their support of charity now 🙁

  • 365 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Toon1978 Pleasure mate, I will update when I can!

  • 366 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    WWJBD That di natale is some player like. He will be the next player we are rumoured to be after. haha

  • 367 Frank pingles come sock // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Please no!!
    Carlton cole close to signing
    Tomorrows chronicle

  • 368 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    If Cole signs then thats it for me, dark side here I come

  • 369 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    I hope we sign carlton cole.. firstly i didnt want.. but if he is good enough for carr- then he is good enough for me!

  • 370 dmac // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    If chron says it, its arse.

  • 371 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Tony that offside goal was technically brilliant even with his age I would take him haha

  • 372 stuart no9 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    this is the first time i have said this , but i hate mike ashley dont think because we beat the scum on saturday, makes us world beaters, we re not, far from it, losing JB is going to hurt us as we have nobody with his talent, at yhe club , the only reason he didnt get more caps was because of his temprement, otherwise he could have been a regular NUFC WILL get wha t they deserve, F..K ALL and i for one wont give a toss, if it means getting this spitefull fat cockney b……d out of our club i would love to see the back of the 3 cockneys , if that means getting relagated, ( judging by the first 2 games, football wise) that is a possibility, so be it now JB is going who is going to give us that will to win? the french lads?????????????

  • 373 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM


    I am not sure mate but its pretty shocking really if it has. The world is just mad. 🙂

  • 374 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    tom tomb

    Thanks 🙂

  • 375 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    If Cole signs we’re on the pitch?

  • 376 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    stuart tbh pardew is better than most of us thought… DL&MA are the problem

  • 377 TOONCHRIS // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Just sell tiote,collo,krul n whoeva yoi can get money for u horrid fat man,if this isnt asset stripping i dont no what is,collo will go by nxt wk if he gets 5 mill or mor,tiote will go for any offers owa 15 mill n krul for a few mill,thats why a bet he qlready bin tryin to get another keeper on the cheap

  • 378 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:53 PM


    If Cole signs we’re in the championship

  • 379 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    HA ha

    If Cole sign we’re on the piss


  • 380 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Cole is very similar to what we already have. 4.5 million is madness. Hope its rubbish.

  • 381 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    379Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Cole is very similar to what we already have. 4.5 million is madness. Hope its rubbish.

    Whats that, rubbish? lol

  • 382 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Carlton Cole or Emile Heskey?

  • 383 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Somebody mentioned that on the derby match he found us horrific and that we got lucky. I tend to agree to that we only picked up potential second half that was not realised.

    Strolla SLOW as a dog and offside. Obertan showed some prowess but ran out of steam. I dont know what to say about Barton. Too much trouble but then again I respect his gutsy approach.

    My main concern is the fat c**t might not dish up at the close of trade. And if that happens or we get a sorry deal just for show, I will be REALLY worried. TO me we now need a CM a ST and a LB and a LB cover or a CB cover if god forbid colo gets a knock…

    what you say lads?

  • 384 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Yeah ah well best not to think about it

  • 385 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM


    Solid points, and u’d be surprised to know we’re not too far away from eachother in terms of how the club is run atm.
    I won’t tell u, u’re completely wrong, cause u’re not, but u will twist a little bit.

    First off, i think MA wants to keep the club in the PL, and the higher up the league table he can keep us, the better revenues for him, he knows this and tries to achieve it the cheapest/fastest way possible.
    But there’s a balance between the two.
    In 08/09, we lost nearly £15 million, and in 09/10 we lost nearly £22 million. These are losses from the club after total income and expenses, everything included.
    The numbers are from NUFC themselfes which they are required to hand in every year and are open to anyone.
    It’s Pre-relegation season and Championship season. 10/11 numbers will be released May/June next year.
    First off, MA has to balance the books, he’s by now put out around £130-150 million on the clubs behalf as the creditors wanted their money back when he took over the club.
    Best way to balance the clubs books is buy cheap, sell expensive, like any business thats the way to survive.

    BUT, he’s building up the youth program, a very clever move in terms of business. You get em in young, and sell em 3-5 years later much more expensive.

    However, to retain the clubs popularity, he has to keep some of these players. We have to stay competetive to be attractive or players wont come and u’ll face a new relegation battle.
    Meaning players like Tiote and Collo are likely to stay longer.
    If a £25 million offer came in for Tiote next year, should we reject it? Surely we can find someone else as good as him for a cheaper fee? Maybe we have a youngster ready to take his spot?
    As for Collo, regret to say this, i think he’s moving into his final year, as he’s likely to be one of the highest earners at this point, and would loosen MA’s cash belt seriously if off the books.

    In the end, MA will sit on free advertising, massive income in sponsorship, free advertising for sports direct.
    But MA needs to keep us up, and needs to keep us attractive.
    That is why i’m not a negger.

  • 386 Toon1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM


    hahahahaha YESSSSSSS 🙂

  • 387 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    I would go so far as to say, I would rather us not bring in a striker than us get Carlton Cole

  • 388 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    COLE? omfg he is 27 ? is he slow?

  • 389 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Pitch, Championship or p*ss?…..TO THE BAR LADS 😀

  • 390 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Me too, JB 😆

  • 391 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    I swear to God there is not enough Guinness in the world for me to deal with seeing Cole in our shirt

  • 392 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Wasn’t Carlton Cole back up last season to the player that cant yet get in our team ahead of the mighty Shola???? so we’re going to spend £4.5m on a substitute’s stand in….if this is true we’ve reached a new level of insanity

  • 393 calvinzolamakongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Remember coles goal against the bindippers last year was quality won west Ham the game….I think we should all look at a YouTube vid of him that would cheer us up lol

  • 394 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    our line-up after TW close- harper, simpson,saylor,willo,raylor,marv,gosling,smith,jonas,ba,cole
    supersub- shola ameobi

  • 395 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM


    The PL spends almost £750 million MORE a year than the next big spenders which is Germany. Around £1.86 billion i think it was…
    Thats allot of money.

  • 396 Oleg G // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    poo? or sh*t?

    Not getting a good young ST will be a horrible thing.
    Afraid even to think about it.

  • 397 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM


    you have forgotten a very important piece of information in your equation mate. And that is the attendance at St James wich is ALWAYS full. That enough money and blind support he gets regardless….

    do you know what I am hinting at…

  • 398 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    frank pingles come sock you used to play for the toon didn’t you. Whats your real name??

  • 399 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    So Barton goes – another £60k a week off the wage bill. Doesn’t matter whether we’ll miss him as only time will tell. Don’t be surprised to see Tiote & Collo go just before window shuts & Puppet says we tried hard to get replacements but failed. All FCB wants is to get his money back. He couldn’t give a shite about NUFC and even less about the fans. The Club apparently is still up for sale but who’ll want to buy it & who will want to come to a selling club with zero ambition. Call me a doomonger but it’s fact!

  • 400 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    WWJBD- championpiss

    btw you should change your name no? wwjbd is what would joey barton do if i remember

  • 401 gndtoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    how the hell did arsenal get less for both nasri and fabregass than we did for judas ?

  • 402 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM


    Pardew: Here’s the striker we managed to get people!
    Fans: DONT WANT HIM!!
    Pardew: Crud.

  • 403 Magforlife // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Thanks Joey, you will always get a welcome back from me when you return against us.
    Ashley now has his revenge !

  • 404 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    I’ll loose a lot of respect for Pardew if he brings Cole into our club

  • 405 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Hard blow. I’m sad. Will not discuss of his qualities on the pitch, but he was my favourite player in the team.

  • 406 boater // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    daft-lad .. your argument is solid but will fall on deaf ears here anyway.

  • 407 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    niafron- cabaye is world class as some people here believe?

    i saw him maybe 5 games and he looked pretty avarage

  • 408 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Got a question. If Tiote get injured or when he will play Africa’s cup, who will replace him?

  • 409 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM


    alan smith

  • 410 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    niafron do you know how much Lyon want for Cissohko?

    Reports are coming out that we have offered half what Lyon paid for him and the bid has been turned down

  • 411 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM


    Always full?
    Hasn’t been that in the last 3 years mate.
    From the PL season to the Championship season NUFC lost
    £4 million in gate reciepts and season ticket revenues.
    Turnover went from £86 million to £52,4 million…
    That big enough a loss for ya?

  • 412 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Dannyo thats incredibly depressing if accurate just thing of the lifes that could be saved with that money

    Your right mate thats what it stands for but I have no intention of changing it. The man may leave but the mantra will remain

  • 413 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM


    Xisco 🙂

  • 414 GeordieTwo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Another strange day. Barton is having a medical today at QPR. Pardew says we are into brinksmanship to get players. How are we in a strong position to play this sort of game? PSV don’t need to sell Pieters but we desperately need him. Sochaux don’t want to sell Maiga but we desperately need a striker. How is waiting a few more days going to put us in a stronger position? Ashley, Llambias and the board are dreaming if they think these teams have to cave in to us and sell cheaply.

  • 415 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    I would assume it would be Gosling to fill Tiotes shoes

  • 416 ck1978 // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Why won’t someone please just come and buy our club from this evil fat cockney c@nt!!! We will never ever achieve anything whilst he is at the helm. The fact is he doesn’t care about the club or the fans opinions. We are the life’s blood of the club and the man is strangling the life out of it!! Theres one word for what he’s doing and that’s asset stripping!!! He will ruin this club one way or the other and it boils my piss!!!!!!!

  • 417 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM


    Sorry I was not aware but on TV it looks damn full to me…Not from Newcastle so I dont have as detailed info as you.

    Hmmmm was not aware that the attendance fell…. I am a bit surprised…. Man sometimes I dream some super rich Arab dudes buys us off… I mean they buy CITEY but not us… it makes no sense…

  • 418 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    We also have Abied who can play the Tiote role

  • 419 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    @Israeli fan

    He’s excellent. Maybe not spectacular. I don’t know why, but many people here want him to be a playmaker. He don’t have the qualities for. He’s an excellent midfielder with a good balance between offensive and defensive awareness, but he will never take the ball and eliminate 3 or 4 guys.

    So he’s very good, but i think there’s some misunderstanding about him. With time, and especially by watching his play when the team didn’t got the ball, you will realise what he can bring.

  • 420 ochytoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    £20 says we put in a deadline day bid for messi or something lol and then say well we tried

  • 421 oscar j // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    @345 yes i watch cissokho and pieters regularly and tbh cissokho is world class he cud probably play left mid aswell or maybe even left winger as he has a great cross and is lighting down the wing when he attacks however erik pieters is also a very good player but not world class but would be if full backs werent so attacking these days. on anuva subject ashley will have made £60million off selling players and cutting wages(if joey goes) as we have sold nolan-£4.5mil, enrique-£6mil,routledge-£2mil,carroll-£35mil, also in the wages (enrique-£45k, nolan-£55k, barton-£60k, kuqi-£40k, campbell-£50k, xisco-£50k, routledge-£40k, carroll-£40k) that is £380k a week off the wage bill which is £1.52mil a month which about £18million a season off the wage bill and this is all including the players that we hav signed

  • 422 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    I thought Abied was a winger?

  • 423 Sgt. Heagerty // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    I hate being a newcastle supporter….. It’s kind of like that woman you know is bad business but you can’t shake her cuz for some strange reason your in love with her. Even when she blows all your money on shopping for clothes, you forgive her cuz u love her. I fell in love with the toon and have experienced nothing but heartache ever since. But I keep telling myself….. She will change things will work out…. God help us, smite the evil Ashley and give us a Geordie Messiah to buy our club and tAke us to the promise land

  • 424 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    gorgonzola i dont want rich arabs to buy our team… the club will lose its soul.. this is why im so sad of barton leaving

  • 425 GeordieTwo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Brilliantly said Daft_lad @391. 4.5M pounds for a substitute’s stand in. And yes we have reached a new level of insanity. Stay tuned for even greater levels of insanity as Ashley sells Colo and Tiote within a year. Just think though we still have Smith and Xisco on the books (Xisco will set the Spanish league on fire this season I’m sure). Then we will make a brilliant move for Wayne Bridge and straight down the table we go.

  • 426 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Kuqi was on about 5k a week not 40k mate and Routledge was below 20k. Pretty sure Carroll was 30k as well

  • 427 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    niafron- is he like gattuso?

  • 428 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM


    I’m from Norway mate, so im no better 😉 All it takes is a little bit of interested and know where to look. I’m sure u’d be able to do the same if u wanted to 🙂

    Lol, well, lets just hope we get the players we need, and we’ll take it from there.

  • 429 stuart no9 // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    is it me , or are the cockneys intent on getting us relagated again, the seem to be doing all they can to ensure we go down , what have they done to suggest they have NUFC at heart ? NOTHING

  • 430 ochytoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    This club is more like a sandy vagina, no one wants to go near it but its the best vagina in the area. Scumderlands a blue waffle

  • 431 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM


    He also plays as a holding midfielder

  • 432 joe soap // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    So will Pardew the puppet now say we need 3 players before deadline day???? Remember last season when he said we would be signing back up for Jose??

    Lets hope no one comes in for Collo otherwise we are right in the sh*te.

  • 433 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Yes, Bernard Lacombe a very important man in Lyon’s Staff have said something like that after today’s Lyon game.

    Here the full story:–Lacombe-en-a-marre-de-Cissokho-et-lache-Ndinga-240851109.html

    He ‘s Andy here to make a google translation? Ahah!

    So Lyon buyed 15 millions euros. Newcastle maybe offered 7 millions euros. By raising to 9, it should be good.

    Well, raising to 9… Will never happen!

  • 434 TOONCHRIS // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Call me a negger bit i garantee ther will be at least another 1 if not more of owa best players gan befor the window shuts n we will end up wit cole and no lb,i am severly loosin patience

  • 435 gorgonzola // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM


    Ehmm no cause you are Mossad 😀

  • 436 Daft_lad // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM


    You make good points based on fact….but my issue with MA is the same one I have with the government; they’re making sweeping cuts too deep and too fast. Selling Andy Carroll demostrated that anyone is fair game when a decent offer comes in, he has no hesitation in selling our best players….this is why I can’t see us holding onto Tiote because no doubt that offer will come in over the next 6-12 months. I also tend to agree with you that MA will hold onto the club; if he can work his business model and get away with it then he’s onto a real earner. All Newcatle fans can realistically do is get behind the team as always and keep up the pressure on Ashley to make him at least think before selling the crown jewels

  • 437 s_mav // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    @Dannyo 385
    You make some good points, but the one thing that people always ask is what does Mike Ashley WANT for NUFC?
    Does he want a successful club in terms of money or in terms of FOOTBALL? I don’t think you could ever build a successful football club with a constant turnover of your best players, which is what MA’s plan seems to be.

  • 438 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    @Israeli fan

    No. More like Pirlo if you want to compare him to a Milan player.

  • 439 kingkev9 // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    CANNOT BELIEVE that people like DaveyBToon etc still back Ashley and are happy Barton is going. Davey you keep telling everyone to take off the Rose tinted glasses, I’m afraid it’s you that needs to take them off. We are building a better team? How and where? We have no left back, no cover at centre half, lots of unproven midfielders, not one good forward. How is that building a good team?

    Is Ba better than Carroll?
    Cabeye is not a replacement for Nolan, he is too defensive to play alongside Tiote .
    Is Raylor better than Jose?
    Who has Bartons fight? Will we sign a replacement?

    So it’s another profit for the FCB and he has again been proven a liar.

    Davey if you think Obertan, Cabeye, Marveax, Ba are better than Carroll, Jose, Nolan and Barton then you’ve been watching different football to me and the proof will be in the pudding when we struggle all season.

  • 440 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Does he? Very odd combination haha

    That bid for the Lyon LB was rejected according to twitter btw

  • 441 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM


    shhhh it’s a secret! 🙂

  • 442 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    All I know, is Barton could cum in our face, in a few weeks……

  • 443 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    WWJBD it was niafron who told us after going on a blog in france to find out his true position, it is a strange combo I know

  • 444 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:24 PM


    Well put, i run a business myself, so maybe thats why i’m out to defend MA from the financial perspective.

    But i dislike MA as an owner, cause i cannot relate to the fact that the man does nothing to improve his relation to to his customers, us.
    I wish he would communicate, even if what he communicated was wrong.
    Atleast we’d all shout at him, instead of arguing amongst ourselfes.
    We should be unified as fans, but MA being sworn to silence has split us apart.

    It’s just plain wrong, and it already is hurting him where it hurts the most. His wallet.

  • 445 Spike // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    A bloke called Mickey Toon posted this on which I thought was both brilliant, and oh so true at the same time:

    “Howay man lads and lasses. Still plenty of time left,
    It’s not going to be like that Christmas when you really really wanted artic explorer action man with the husky dog. You were getting excited all December, looking forward to the big day. When the day came you ripped off the wrapping paper and found beach barbie there instead. A dolls a doll said yer dad, what yer crying for yer big bairn? That’s all they had left in the shop.”

  • 446 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    @Sgt Heagerty

    New Newcastle anthem:

    NUFC, you don’t have to put on the red light
    Those days are over
    You don’t have to sell your body to the night
    NUFC, you don’t have to wear that dress tonight
    Walk the streets for money
    You don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right

    NUFC, you don’t have to put on the red light
    NUFC, you don’t have to put on the red light
    Put on the red light, put on the red light
    Put on the red light, put on the red light
    Put on the red light, oh

    I loved you since I knew ya
    I wouldn’t talk down to ya
    I have to tell you just how I feel
    I won’t share you with another boy
    I know my mind is made up
    So put away your make up
    Told you once I won’t tell you again it’s a bad way

    NUFC, you don’t have to put on the red light
    NUFC, you don’t have to put on the red light
    You don’t have to put on the red light
    Put on the red light, put on the red light

  • 447 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    About Abeid:

    Yes strange, but not unusual for young players. He simply didn’t have found his true place yet.

  • 448 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    niafron can you see the Cissohko deal happening?

  • 449 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Haha I dont think I have ever heard of a winger/CDM but good for the lad if he can do both jobs 🙂 Steve Harper used to be a striker I think and he is pretty damn good

    If thats really about Newcastle its more like you do have to put on the red light 😉 Ive been out in town a few times and plenty of them lasses out there I think ‘enjoy’ red lights shall we say

  • 450 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM


    I think he wants a good business, but to have a good business he needs good customers.
    I sincerely hope he’s realising that soon, cause it won’t get better until the man opens his bog mouth.
    Thats maybe the thing Freddy was better at than MA.
    But MA has Sports Direct first, then NUFC.
    Freddy put NUFC first.

    I don’t want Freddy back, christ, i just want to hear MA talk.

  • 451 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    OK guys, i heard all the names you gived to me to replace Tiote, but it’s not very encouraging…

    With Barton leaving, the club is maybe a bit light now in this area of the pitch.

  • 452 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    niafron what is the name of bordeaux left back… a great player… is he available?

  • 453 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    SunSteveBrenner Steve Brenner
    Not sure who is more stupid.Barton for going to QPR or QPR willing to pay him £100,000 a week.

    Wow! Well at least we know exactly why he is going now. (not all money motivated but that is a jaw dropping amount)

  • 454 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    100k a week?

    Pure madness

  • 455 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Gosling is a rather highly rated player and probably had the best of it during preseason he can and will do a job for us.

    Barton wasent a defensive force either though he likes to get forward

  • 456 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    No mistakes, i rate Gosling, but i’m not sure of him as a defensive miedfielder.


    What the hell i know? I’m pessimistic, but ain’t got a clue. I can tell you this:

    As Lyon is now qualified for the CPL, wich mean a 20 millions income, i don’t see them let Cissokho going for a small price.

    So, if Ashley don’t raise, this is over.

  • 457 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    100k a week for Barton? I dont believe that at all

  • 458 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    niafron thats what I thought with them getting into the Champions league

  • 459 Tonytoon73 // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    Why is everyone picking on davybtoon, he is our geordie pundit and also the equivalent to our geordie dancer.

  • 460 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    @israeli fan

    Trémoulinas. I have told the lads here about him at least an hundred of time.

    Glad to see you agree with me.

  • 461 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    read the interview with rmc earlier. Lacombe was saying we only offered half of what lyon paid for him and they wanted more than half of what they paid

  • 462 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    What I’m worrying about is Valencia now have 25mil to throw around and they want Colo

  • 463 ochytoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    They need that to pay off big debts

  • 464 MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    Oh lol, believe a twatter err sorry a tweater all of a sudden…. £100 k week, lol as if.
    Could it be the club starting to put out the propaganda already…… Judas ha ha as if (again)

  • 465 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    ochytoon when have massive debts stopped Spanish clubs from spending?

  • 466 MacToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Sorry, change that to believe The SUN all of a sudden lmao 😆

  • 467 s_mav // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    @ Dannyo
    A good business does not equal a good football club and I think therein lies the biggest problem with MA, a football club isn’t like a normal business in that with a football club you can pretty much treat your “customers” how you like knowing that the majority will still be back next week, how many other businesses can say that?

    It’s repeated on here daily that we should wait til the end of the window before we judge, but on the basis of previous windows under Ashley then I think I can be forgiven for being doubtful. Today has just added another player that we need to bring in. Can anyone seriously see us bringing in a replacement for Barton(Barnetta?) a LB (Pieters?) and a quick, dangerous striker (imo NOT Maiga!)

  • 468 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Mactoon it is from the sun so probably just hyperbole. Will wait until i see some more reports of it.

  • 469 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Captain Colo
    Hes our hero
    Until he got sold
    And he became a zero 🙂

  • 470 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    MacToon the 100k a week story wouldn’t surprise me at all, football has gone mad

  • 471 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    JB has a point, they spend until they have to use sheep to cut the grass on their fields.
    Then they sell the wool on the sheeps and buy more players.

  • 472 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM


    How long have you been working on that 😉

  • 473 s_mav // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    As much as I rate Cabaye and Gosling etc we’ve lost someone in Barton that IMO I believe offered something else that nobody else in our squad can ie a killer final ball and also a galvanising effect when things are going badly.

  • 474 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    Not half as long as it took me to work out where the tune in my head came from….Captain Planet I think 😀

  • 475 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM


    Yes, i do belive we’ll get the LB, i’m more worried about the striker, but i’m hopefull. (I don’t like Maiga)
    And we won’t replace Barton at CM or RW, he’ll be replaced somewhere else. And i don’t think we’ll replace him this window.
    However the Routledge out, Obertan in was pretty quick.

  • 476 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM


    In the link i gived, the article also speak of “la pingrerie des magpies”…(Magpies Stinginess? Is that a correct translation?).

    So for those who have asked me about Newcastle reputation in France…well…it seem Ashley’s politics made some damages.

  • 477 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Phil Collins sang the theme tune to Captain Planet….my world is literally shaken by this revelation

  • 478 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Good comments Danno but don’t be surprised to see Collo & Tiote and even Jonas sold before window shuts. Likelihood that no suitable replacements will be found for Nowt.Accept FCB had to bring bank o/d down and wages slashed but this can be only taken so far. I really hope the new young players step up to the plate. Biggest problem is fans can not believe a word FCB and his sidekick say. The truth once in a while wouldn’t hurt. Puppet will carry the can if all goes to stinking fish!

  • 479 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Big Sam been dumped out of the cup

  • 480 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Relieved by the qualification of the OL to 20 million euros for the group stage of the Champions League , Bernard Lacombe has released a few days before the end of the transfer window. A new strong man of the OL behind Jean-Michel Aulas, the advisor to the President made ??a straightforward development of Aly Cissokho he can not stand the whining: ” Currently, Aly Cissokho we ask a lot of problems because that every day he comes to ask us to leave , “he dropped on RMC.

    Newcastle does not let Cissokho
    Bernard Lacombe has also recognized that a club had sent an offer for Newcastle. But the stinginess of the Magpies could derail the transaction. ” That would be annoying a few days before the end of transfer window it goes. Afterwards, Newcastle made ??an offer. But the problem is that the English club gives half of what it cost us. If it’s like that, Aly will stay with us. ” Not sure that this epilogue does not snatch all the Lyon fans.

    that is the translation niafron

  • 481 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    About songs, if you want one about Ben arfa or Abeid, i suggest this tune (one of the most used in North African Stadiums):

    Well, i’m not sure if Geordies can stand such a cultural shock, but well, you can always try…

  • 482 Basogeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    So has Joey signed on the bottom line yet??

  • 483 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    @West Lancs Geordie

    I would pe surprised if any of those went, cause i simply don’t think it will happen.
    Not this window.

  • 484 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Andy, without you, i’m like a baby without his mother!

  • 485 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Basogeordie not yet had a medical today

  • 486 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    😆 well i am away thursday to monday. Escaping from the drama that is supporting the toon. No internet access so i’m buggered. Hopefully come back to news we’ve signed a good lb and cf. Probably come back to see ryan taylor getting praised for his performance at lb again and pardew singing sholas praises to any media outlet that will listen

  • 487 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM


    Lol, i almost envy u mate, i’d like to leave too, but im stuck at work atm :/
    Oh well, i’ll endure the arguments i throw myself into instead then, knowing very little good usually comes of it.

  • 488 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Andy that is a highly negative comment you feel bad now! We will sign Pieters and Pato and we all know this will happen?

  • 489 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    he would be great for us. Not first choice lb he’d not be great but if we brought a lb in he could challenge both rb and lb. Probably start at rb. If only newspapers told the truth

  • 490 JackButler // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    I’m off, have a good night lads

  • 491 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    😆 pato! He is some player like. Voetball reporting we have reopened pieters negotiations and expect a deal to go through before 31st august

  • 492 ToonDownSouth // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM


    I’m off from Thursday to Monday with no internet access as well. Going way with the girlfriend for a long weekend.

    Wait.. You’re not a pretty blonde called Lizzie are you? 😉

  • 493 Dannyo // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Have a good one JB.

  • 494 niafron // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM


    Until monday? At this pace, be happy if St james isn’t destroyed by a gigantic asteroid…

    At this subject, have you noticed how american film makers are delighted to destroy french cities?

  • 495 Colo2 // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    I’m disappointed to lose Barton he was our best player last season and I felt he added a lot to the team we will miss him. On the plus we will lose the added baggage associated with him, we can play an out and out winger on the right side and it frees up 65k of wages whether it makes any difference it remains to be seen.

  • 496 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Haha yeah Pato and a sly bid for Neymar on the last day of the window….you know prices always drop on the closing day apparently

    Pieters to sign by 31st August so thats a week….why does it take us a week to sign a funking player?! Honest to christ do we use sodding morse code?!

  • 497 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Have a good un JB

  • 498 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Haha i am afraid not TDS. Off to leeds fest 🙂 first festival should be good. Niafron that is what i would expect. And the only surviving part of newcastle would be the indestructable £35 million water bore at the training ground haha. Also on your second point i have no clue what you’re talking about haha

  • 499 NUFClad // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    look if barton goes he goes, yeah im gutted but no one player is bigger than the club! we can cope without him and regardless of what people on here seem to believe we have players of high enough calibre to prosper in this league.

    also people saying barton > cabaye or nolan > cabaye , dont know what they are talking about look at cleverly at man u playing the same sort of position as scholes. he has little epl experience but he has fitted easily into their team. its pathetic comparing our current players to ex players. also if barton is so key how come hes been played out of position for the last year and a bit?!?!

  • 500 ToonDownSouth // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM


    Enjoy it mate. I’ve been every year since 2007, but I’m broke this year 🙁

  • 501 ross armstrong // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    4 f uck sake man parden hurry up , we need a f ecking striker 4 god sake , this is s hit

  • 502 nick_9 // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Take it as you will but im gutted to see any quality player leave depsite their ego. I want to see eleven players on the pitch fighting for the cause but at the same time they must have a bit of quality. Ego’s dont mean sh1t when you have someone who can manage them. Carroll, Enrique, Nolan and Barton will all be missed. The rest of the squad need to prove their worth now.

  • 503 Spuggy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Team without barton….

    Simmo…..Tayls…..Collo….New LB

    ……………………New CF…………………..


    Simmo…..Tayls…..Collo….New LB

    ……………………New CF…………………..


    Simmo…..Tayls…..Collo….New LB

    …………………………..New CF……………

  • 504 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Cheers TDS. Gonna blank out all results and just watch the games back on sky plus when i get back. Starting with scunny haha. Hopefully we do a proffesional job on them, None of this disrespectful expect a stroll in the park stuff

  • 505 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    But he’s a “business man” Dannyo. So long as we stay up the club is saleable. He can always dip into the coffers in the January window if we are in trouble but by then we will have to pay top bucks for anybody who is any good. You must know that to succeed you need to blend youth with experience & most of those guys have now been moved on. 55000 stadium + armchair fans need to see a bit of ambition & not just a hope to survive. We’ll see how hungry for cups the Puppet is tomorrow night with the team he picks. Let’s hope JB doesn’t bit our bum in a fortnight if he signs for QPR

  • 506 Colo2 // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Hoping for some good news tomorrow aside from beating Scunny. Can’t believe we’re into the last week of the window without another ST or senior LB…oh wait yeah I can.

    Out of the strikers we been linked with today who would people prefer? C.Cole, Bendtner or Emnes.
    I’d take Bendtner, I’m still praying for Sturridge on loan though.

  • 507 CAToon // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Barton is an excellent part of the squad. He was instrumental in the club having a successful season. However, the move to QPR would be a win-win for both clubs. QPR is looking to build a team of experienced epl players and are willing to offer long term contacts to older players. NUFC has a team of younger talented players that need to get established. Barton gets a better contact, nufc gets to free up wage money. Sorry to see him go, but it’s a good move for him and the team.

  • 508 brklyngeordie // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Everyone get over it joey is just liked for his passion or unpredictability wtvr u wanna call it he is not a great footballer and this is coming from someone who likes him.. What does he possess that is so incredible? Speed? No.. Creativity? No.. Free kicks? No..Youth and bright future? No.. Some think he has steel but at the end of the day he is selfish and a ungrateful Judas.. he wants more money thats all same reason he wouldnt decrease his wages when he was locked and kicking nothing but bars for himself this ungrateful C**nt..He really wanted out after Nolan left and all these people that have left are just using one another as an excuse for leaving then pointing out our “lack of ambition” to hell with these bums..Hows it going for Big Kev at west ham nice job captaining the boys to a win over Aldershot.. O wait u didnt!! so to hell with these mercenaries to hell with our board its the club we love and players and owners come and go but true fans are for life and always support!! HWTL!! lets do the double this week!!

  • 509 Iwantcurlyhair2 // Aug 25, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Hi lads. Been reading blog for some time and found myself now wanting to comment. Just thought I would express my opinion on the Barton situation. Cant understand ppl who say he shud stay? He is not wanted fair and square, he has never been offered a contract so how can he sign one. Ppl who say Cabaye better than him make me laugh. Hardly anyone on here wud have seen him play before this season.

  • 510 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    im f.u.c.k.i.n.g. disgusted over joey cant believe they can treat our best plyers in this way. we will be like a rudderless boat without him agaimst fulham mark my words.

  • 511 GoalsBringSmiles // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    I can offer nothing more to this debate than Daft lad @356 as, after sifting through 500 comments I have found that he makes the most accurate observations. Well said DaftLad, and sadly, you speak the blatant truth.

  • 512 Rowan Milsted // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Just when I allowed myself to start thinking that Barton might stay… in the words of Edmund Blackadder, I believe the expression rhymes with clucking bell.

    I have also read through most of the 500-odd comments and of course DaftLad @ 356 is right, there’s no denying the business model and the financial strategy MA has undertaken, but that doesnt’ mean it will continue indefinitely, ie with the sale of every single decent player for profit. I worry that the likes of Tiote and Colo will follow Barton, Nolan, Carroll and Enrique out the door but MA also knows that relegation can cripple a club financially. For that reason he must be aware that he cannot sell every single good player who commands a good salary and replave them with cheap/free unproven PL players as if he weakens the squad too greatly we will risk our PL status. I reatin some hope that the selling will end soon. Some hope, I say…

  • 513 NUFC-BRAZILFAN // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    I think Mike Ashley just don’t want the club anymore and that’s why he is not spending in new signs. He wants to take as much money as he can from the club to sell it later. The money he maid selling players was more than enough to have pay the bills and make profit for new signs.

  • 514 Conan The Destroyer // Aug 25, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    WOW over 500 posts of DOOM and GLOOM. Well done!

    if you want to feel depressed then come on here and read some of drivel you people are going on about..

  • 515 aussiemag // Aug 25, 2011 at 3:37 AM

    Nufc Richy this is how you should make a comment on this blog.

    Hearsay: Hey I heard that Barton may be signing for QPR?

  • 516 Sav // Aug 25, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    The saddest part about Joey leaving on the wrong end of an Ashely grudge is I can’t help feeling that the only remaining person attached to the club whom the owner is determined to get even with is Johnny Fan.
    We were told when he came he was an outsider, a recluse, a self-made maverick who played by his own rules and liked to ‘park his tanks on other people’s lawns’. Is he determined to torment us by flogging those we hold in highest regard? To divest us of hope for success beyond survival? To stamp his Sports Direct logo on our traditions? To take back his investment in the flesh of the loyalty of Newcastle support?

  • 517 shamsoftabriz // Aug 25, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Perhaps Mike Ashley will apply the freed-up wages from the dearly departed Barton to a bid for a talented….oh wait…right.

  • 518 redondo77 // Aug 25, 2011 at 4:18 AM

    it seems many people here (not all), NUFC=Barton.
    It seems without Barton, we are doomed. Yes he has good performance in Sunderland game, but I thought he was crap in Arsenal game especially his free kick. He also got us 30k fine in that game.

  • 519 aussiemag // Aug 25, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    I for one am personally stoked if he goes.
    I mean hes nothing but a 28 year old baby who nedds a massive pacifieer if you ask me!
    Yes he may be a good footballer but could you imagine just how good he could be if he put all that time and effort whinging and tweeting to good use…. I tell you if he did he would be more of a permanent figuree in the England Sqaud and could easily sign for whoever he wanted for whatever he wanted…… Shame really he only has his self to blame i feel….. Any Comments?

  • 520 aussiemag // Aug 25, 2011 at 5:31 AM


  • 521 brettsinsa // Aug 25, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    I for one am gutted that joey is leaving He has been our grunt in midfield, played out of position most of the time but played well and with heart. left nothing in the tank every-time he went out. we as a club are kidding ourselves , if we are letting players of this calibre leave because the owners are so petty and act like 5yr olds over name calling and being told the truth!!! i can understand the club wanting to lower wages in these day and ages. but surely we NEED our better players to stay around and in my OPINION he was one of our better players. We ARE a weakened side now because our owners haven’t got a set of Balls between them this includes Pardew because if his words had any F%&king merit would have been at Fat Boy fighting tooth and nail to keep Joey, but i believe due to the lowering wages he will get a nice little bonus,(TWAT) , So we have owners that are treating Us like fools and the Most spineless piece of Crap Manager(it hurts me to call him that) in the competition. i pity the new lads who have arrived here as i think they have been lied to from the beginning…..

    frustrated Toon Fan from Africa OUT

  • 522 Jarra-mag // Aug 25, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    im not botherd if he goes aslong as he gets replaced wich we all know is not going to happen. just like the andy carrol money. we are lying down time and time again for this fat peice of shit. and part of that is some of our own fans fault. we are to soft and are getting taken for mugs. soon we will be going back over

  • 523 Xavi // Aug 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    i agree 519 & 520.

    i doubt anyone cares but i said at the start of the transfer window that the andy carroll money wont be reinvested and that all we’ll be going for are bargains.

    god some of us (me included) thought we shouldve gone for 20mill sturridge. hahaha how naive were we thinking this fat piece of **** would actually buy someone that good for that amount of money…

    we have an ok team even with barton leaving, which i am totally against. BUT we are one injury crisis away from being as bad as blackburn or norwich

  • 524 Rotonda heights // Aug 25, 2011 at 8:04 AM


    spot on, from now I’d like to read about NUFC not Barton all the time.

  • 525 Rotonda heights // Aug 25, 2011 at 8:05 AM


    is that the same ashley who kept paying him and stood by him in prison, short memories or what.

  • 526 derekm // Aug 25, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    How the hell do we know how disruptive Barton actually is behind the scenes? Don’t tell me that you can believe all the badge kissing, I love the fans crap he has spouted – this is NOT a nice bloke, end of story. God knows what any of the new boys thought of the club when he threw the strop at Leeds, the fight at Anfield with Shearer, the criticism of his bosses online, the prison time he served whilst on £60K a week etc etc etc. He declared that will only leave NUFC for a champions league club – QPR. His agent declared openly that there were a number of top clubs after his signature, so he chooses the four year £60K a week offer from the Londoners? Deal with it -we can now blood the more promising, sane young stars who won’t pick a fight everytime we are up against it.

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