Simpson Almost Left – Newcastle Refuse To Pay The Money


The details of yesterday’s terrible transfer attemopts is coming out, and if anything it’s even worse than we thought.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle’s version of Scrooge?

It seems that Newcastle almost lost Danny Simpson to Aston Villa, and there have been runmors that Danny is not too happy at Newcastle, and is questioning the club’s ambitions.

And Newcastle didn’t even sign the very promising 20 year-old French defender Danny Situ, as he ended up at Swansea for an initial £250K, plus add-ons, so why we didn’t sign Situ we have no idea – was he too expensive too?

Newcastle did go after Liam Ridgewell of Birmingham very late in the window, and apparently Nile Ranger was part of that deal, but as we all know it all collaped late last night.

And Newcastle, as we had expected and reported yesterday, put in bids for Papiss Demba Cisse of SC Frieburg and Modibo Maiga of Sochaux, but the bids were all short of the asking prices, so most of them didn’t get too far.

Newcastle refused to pay the £8M asking price for Maiga, and were well short of the  £15M price tag for Cisse.

And when they did agree a deal late in the day for Bryan Ruiz of FC Twente, they then balked at the wages being asked by the Costa Rican.

“Now look at the mess you got us into Stanley”  seems to be the appropriate words today for a futile and rather incompetent attempt to get good players into Newcastle yesterday.

It’s not good, but of course we’ll keep supporting the players and the manager, and try to forget about Ashley and LLambias, much like we did two years ago, and that seemed to work well.

And the Newcastle Journal is reporting that the club will say there is a war chest of funds available in January – yeah right!

And we’re not even going to mention that Newcastle failed to bid high enough for Mevlut Erdinc, Erik Pieters or Aly Cissokho.

It’s strange,  but this regime is almost the exact polar opposite of Freddy Shepherd in the transfer market.

For frustrated Newcastle fans today – this is deju va – all over again.

Comments welcome.



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157 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed.. That picture of that fat pig makes my skin crawl mate…

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2

    ahhh bloomin ek it just gets worse and worse. sick of this… are we going to oust Cashley or what????

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  • mrpractitioner

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Surely the whole reason we are upset is not because Ashley isn’t spending, because not all teams do, its because he promised to spend and hasn’t. If he wants to turn the club into a money-making business, don’t promise funds that you aren’t going to make available every transfer window. If Ashley doesn’t like losing money (his penalty for owning a football club which should have been made known to him before he bought it) he should sell. Its scary that all the facts seem to point to him trying to liquidise his assests (our best players) to maximise his eventual sales profit under a shrowd of lies and broken promises. Everton is a brilliant system to copycat but you don’t see Kenwright lying to his fans.

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  • meeshnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    as ed said , we need to get behind the lads and forget about the dicks upstairs

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  • gorgonzola

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed please mate take that pic off… I feel really sick today and reading all the more info I will get the bubonic plague.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    ASHLEY OOT!!

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  • geoff777

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Here’s a Pardew quote …

    Another of his 100% guarantees to the fans …

    from August 12th 2011 … 19 days ago.

    “It is how we set the tone. And the message has to change.” “The fans are used to bad news and players leaving – this is something we have to correct.”

    “The only way we can correct it is by success.” “We will get a striker and left-back over the line, 100%.”

    Well 50% Alan, thanks for yet another promise to the fans you failed to deliver on.

    There’s one hell of a long list and you’ve only been our manager for 8.5 months.

    I love being lied to.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s the lie’s that have got everyone’s back’s.
    If we are not going to sign a striker just come out and say so, DO NOT LIE TO US

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Simple. Ashley is looking to recoup all his input into the club and going to sell it for a massive profit in under 3 years. I’m very sure of it. Tiote, Collocini all will leave by next season. Ashley is smart, he knows letting too many good players leave 1 shot might get us relegated. He’s stripping our assets.

    in 3 years time all will have left, and there will be new owners. Until then, be patient. That’s all and support the team.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    What’s actually happenin with the newcastle united sign on the east stand?

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  • Davey B

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    This will never change, we will never get a top No9 if
    we wont pay the wages. I watched skysports all day, checked newcastle forums all day, and what did we get ? the same old thing we bid too little too late, what a joke.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    @JackButler // Sep 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Yes that’s what i want as well. If we are not going to spend anything in January, then just say so. Don’t lie and make our lives difficult.

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Why are we all going on the speculation and rumours here?

    The only reason as pointed out we should be angry is becuase of the broken promises!

    We need a new striker admittedly and other back ups but Jesus, Best’s record is better than Carroll’s in the PL yet people still don’t rate him.

    What does he need to do?

    We just need to back our lads who have done agreat job this season and still have not got into anything near top gear yet.

    HWTL!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Hang on a sec why the f@ck is he taking the “Newcastle United” sign down…

    I have been going to that ground since i was 5 and that has always been there now fatty has just taken it down… To me this is him laughing clean in our faces. He can go f@ck himself if he thinks im going to spend a penny on merchandise while he is charge.

    Thats it for me.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s almost impossible to get behind the team when you have our joke of a board over shadowing them constantly – every good result produced by the team then gets overshadowed by a ridiculous decision or broken promise from the board – I think we need a massive push to get Ashley out of this club like seen after KingKev left; if it means we get relegated then so be it, atleast we would have gotten rid of a man who has plagued Newcastle for over 3 years now.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    If Ashley gets rid of that Newcastle United sign on the East stand then that is the final straw.

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  • lgnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    “We want Ashley out! Yes, We want Ashley out!!!We want Ashley out! Yes, We want Ashley out!!!We want Ashley out! Yes, We want Ashley out!!!We want Ashley out! Yes, We want Ashley out!!!”

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  • JackButler

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18

    ilovetoon8788

    mate I feel like a mug after trying to be positive and hoping that some good money would have been spent by 11pm yesterday

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    I live in Australia , But I Call On All My Fellow Toon Fans In Newcastle To PROTEST AND BOYCOTT AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY POSSIBLE .. IF THIS IS WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO DRIVE OUT ASHLEY AND HIS DIRTY GANG OUT OF HERE ..

    ASHLEY IS HERE TO MAKE A PERSONAL PROFIT, NOT A RUN A SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL CLUB THAT WILL CHALLENGE IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    From nufc.com – “Rather than joining Newcastle however (where the 19 year-old had played in a trial match earlier in the month), Situ signed a two year contract with Swansea City.

    Reporting the deal, Welsh newspapers claimed that Situ ended up at Liberty Stadium after Newcastle were unable to come to an agreement with Lens over the fee” – This, despite the fact we need reinforcements in defence.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    @JackButler // Sep 1, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    ilovetoon8788

    mate I feel like a mug after trying to be positive and hoping that some good money would have been spent by 11pm yesterday
    —————————–
    Me too mate. Truth is, its not going to stop until we have made 100million profit on the transfer front. $100m pounds profit will mean Ashley gets back the initial investment he made from our club.

    We have made about 60million so far. There’s another 40million to go.

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  • geordieupontyne

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    to see a smiling ashley just deepens the hurt…take it off…ed…just take it off…

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  • ASTORIA

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Cockney Mag,

    It’s being removed and replaced I image with something like Sports Direct @ St. James’ Park. See NUFC.COM (sorry Ed), for pictures of it being removed. Sad times…seems he is dismantling Newcastle United…literally!

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    ———-

    This blog needs to stop sitting on the fence and needs to get more opinionated – after all it is a blog and it’s where the writers opinions should be expressed; this blog with its 50M hits could really help to dislodge Mike Ashley .

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    JB

    I also feel like a complete and utter mug for trying to be positive about this transfer window and this club but after just seeing the pictures of them taking the sign down at the cathedral then that has just tipped me over the edge..

    F@ck Mike Ashley the fat F@cking c@nt so pi$$ed off!!!!!!!

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  • toontime

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #26

    I apologise if this has already been mentioned, but I see that James Beattie has been released by Rangers.

    I personally would put money on us bringing him in just as we did with Kuqi in January.

    Maybe a discussion point?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Sorry hate to say this but if that Newcastle United sign comes down thats the last straw for me am cancelling my season ticket am sick
    Of the way hes doing things we should of had a striker lined up since bastaard january not wait til last 3 hours of window the stupid fat pr*ck.. Hes killing our beloved club and wer jus lettin him

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  • Stuart

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #28

    I noticed Angryman mentioning me on the last thread, thought I’d respond.

    I imagine Angryman is like what having a wife is like.

    Always moaning, remembers every last thing you say, twists it, then uses it against you.

    Puts me right off getting married haha!

    Call me a blubber lover if you want mate but I said all summer I’d judge on Sept 1st. Guess what, its Sept 1st now so I’ll judge.

    I’m not happy at all, an overall spend of £300k is not good enough baring in mind we had the AC money and sky money. MA wouldnt even have needed to put his hand in his pocket and spend any of his own money.

    The signings we got are good and I expect big things from them, but they just werent enough. We needed a striker and a CB at the very least and we couldve done with some cover all over the shop.

    Oh well, silly season is over now so hopefully we can stop talking about money until January and focus on the sport side of newcastle.

    7 out of 9 so far and a few winnable games coming up, lets hope Ba and Best strike up a good partnership, and quickly.

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  • geoff777

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #29

    I only object to the broken promises and lies.

    I never add insulting adjectives before or after his name, although it is tempting.

    I like his transfer policy regarding age.
    I like the players the club has bought.
    I like the idea of playing the ball on the ground more.

    They did promise to invest the 35M in the team, all of it.
    They did promise 100% to by a striker.

    They promised all this this year indeed just a few days ago on the striker.

    I’ll always support the team.
    I can’t support these liars.

    I’m afraid I include Pardew too as the words came out of his mouth he must be included.

    Judge us on September 1st …

    It’s judgement day and you lied to us again, all of you.

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  • SuperShearer

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Anyone see Barton’s tweets last night. Good to see that even after he’s left he’s still determined to stick the knife into DL and MA. he also had a right old go at Piers Morgan which made me very very happy.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #31

    DarloGeordie —- where does it show that picture?

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #32

    WOW, is the Newcastle United sign really being taken down or is this just a twitter rumour?

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  • JackButler

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #33

    Put this on the last thread but I’ll say it again

    By Ashley driving down the costs of running the with selling high wage earners and spending little in the transfer market, it make’s us a far more attractive option for someone to come in and buy us?

    Clutching at straws I know but thats all I’ve got left at this point

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Is there a press conference today with AP? God I hope so – I am just waiting to hear what he has to say… I can imagine DL is staying in London for a while…

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Col Ashley needs to be driven out.

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  • geordieupontyne

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #36

    @ toontime 26………
    nice thought there…he isnt that young anymore but yeah as a Kuqi type he might be good.actually may fare better than Kuqi as he’s used to english conditions.man do we sound desparate…

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #37

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Heard the #nufc sign is getting replaced with a new NUFC logo in full but may be adverts either side

    this is disturbing he is tearing the soul out of our club

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Danny Simpson would of been no great loss

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #39

    I mean for fk sake even Danny Simpson our worst first team player wants out because of the lack of ambition… COL ASHLEY OUT!!

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #40

    Do you honestly think that a boycott and/or vocal protest will make any difference to Ashley? You’re deluding yourselves if you think it will. As much as the wailing and gnashing of teeth is understandable, the one thing that keeps being forgotten, is that he owns the club, he can do what he likes with it. It’s not as if he has received a vote of no confidence from shareholders and can be ousted. It’s his, he can choose to run it any way he likes, regardless of what we think. That’s the sad truth, deal with it and grit your teeth until he eventually sells up. The quicker he recoups his initial investment, the quicker he’ll bugger off. So, boycotting will only reduce revenue and prolong the agony.

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