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Newcastle Could Miss Out On Ravel Morrison

9:06 pm, Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 193 Comments

There was a report on  Sky Sports that Newcastle may miss out on Manchester United’s 18 year-old whiz kid Ravel Morrison.

Ravel Morrison – Roma in with 500K bid

Morrison’s current contract runs out in June, and he could be picked up for a reasonable fee this month, and it’s likely he will leave Manchester United.

The news is that Italian club Roma have come in with a bid of £500K,  and that Manchester United are expected to accept that bid, according to Sky Sports.

That’s even though Alex Ferguson’s club rejected a higher offer from Newcastle United within the last week.

The reasoning is that the Manchester club would rather the youngster go to a non Premier League club, and Roma qualifies.

Arsenal and Manchester City were also interested in the youngster, but Ravel has told anybody who would listen that’s he’s not interested in a move to City.

This is what Ravel put on his Twitter account:

“Who ever [sic] keeps sayin don’t move to , have never ones been in my mind and who every tells you I’m movin to the ignore them :)”

We think the translation of that is that he doesn’t want to move to Manchester City.

Morrison turns 19 in exactly two weeks time on February 2nd, and we think he would have been a good buy for Newcastle,  because there was very little downside to the move.

While he’s been a problem child at Manchester, if  he continued to misbehave on Tyneside he could be transferred, and it’s likely Newcastle would still make a profit on him even in that case, if the lad’s as good as people say he is.

Th upside is he could turn out to be a tip top player, given the natural skills he’s been blessed with.

But it doesn’t seem completely  legal that Manchester United can reject a higher fee from Newcastle and sell him to Roma – that  seems to be against fair trade doesn’t it?

We’ll see if the lad does move to Rona, but it will be an upheaval if he has to move to Italy to continue his football development,  when he could do it on Tyneside alongside world-class players. :D.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle Youth · Transfer News and Rumours

193 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    At this moment in time jail would be too harsh for Ashley

  • 2 evanzz // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Have been devoted reader of this blog for many years now, but first time I have posted, just thought you guys would appreciate this funny Twitter pic!!/DanMolyneux1/status/159552941601198080/photo/1

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    can’t take this nice attitude towards ashley from you JFA…my world makes no sense

  • 4 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Good we dont need thick c@nts like this at our club

  • 5 JackButler // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Morrison is a prison sentence waiting to happen, stay clear of the lad

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Reading his post,seems a bright young lad,
    It shows the gulf between a lot of the clubs when a team can afford to accept a lesser bid to see him go elsewhere.

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Notice Ferguson didn’t mind us taking simpson or obertan

  • 8 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    a dont even think weve offered that much av heard from a few people our offers were £250k and £400k if it is £500k im sure we’ll go back in for him and imo he deserves a chance he’s so good its unreal

  • 9 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Ibiza – Or Butt or Smith

  • 10 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    And smith, butt

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Lets see if it lasts till 1st feb ; )

  • 12 JackButler // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    GT89 – He’s been done on two counts of witness intimidation, numerous assault charges and stories of him being light fingered in the changing room!

    No matter how good the lad is we do not need his character type destabilising what we have. The same with Ranger, no matter how much talent they have, the team spirit at the club is far more important.

    And if Fergie can’t get the lad into line, there’s little chance of Pardew being able to calm him down

  • 13 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Haha JFA that comment made me chuckle 🙂

  • 14 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Spot on JB i hate players like that i would do anything to be in their position f@ckin wasters

  • 15 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    God I know he is a footballer but it is irritating that he can’t write one sentence without errors but will end up earning 10s of K a week.
    I suppose we could consider it a back handed compliment if Manure consider us to be a rival that they don’t want Morrison to go to.

  • 16 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Exactly martoon! This idiot can’t even string a sentence together and he’s gonna earn 100k a week somewhere down the line! I worked my ass off going through uni and I don’t even earn that much in a year!

  • 17 darrenfletcher88 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Hello to all toon army fans,it’s my first post on here!!!cisse was a great deal and things are looking great at the min!!Ben arfa cabaye,ba,tiote,cisse,collo,what a list of talent,onwards and upwards for the second half of the season,as for morrison,don’t take gambles and u dont win big,simple…….

  • 18 Ibizatoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Lol. how could i forget butt and smith?

  • 19 Ibizatoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    JFA…I hope so

  • 20 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Rocknstrolla – snap, I’d be happy if I earned half that a year and I can spell 🙂

  • 21 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    But for the sake of £500k he’s worth the chance he might change and settle down if he moves here but also he might not.. Ben Arfa was an ar*e we signed him.. Ranger has been in prison before for armed burglary or w/e nd has done numerous worse things.. Carroll has done alot and we gave them all chances and it never done any hard what so ever to the team.. aslong as they not peeing about with the other players WAGs then it wont upset team moral or spirit

  • 22 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Rocknstrolla – Im sure he can do a full sentence together but its from twitter and your only allowed to say so many letters which include spaces haha pathetic really

  • 23 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    this was not supposed to happen !!!!

  • 24 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM


  • 25 darrenfletcher88 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Any talk of any new faces???

  • 26 BeeGuy // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    So, if NUFC wants him go cut a deal with AC Milan for a loan and/or purchase after he departs MANU.

  • 27 Dimitri // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    I don’t fancy Taiwo. No biggie for me!

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    If the rumours are true Andy Cole was meant to be a right horrible so and so when he was younger,sometimes a change of scenery and advice off somebody different(maybe he cant stand Fergie) can help put people back on the straight and narrow,I would like to see us taking a chance on him if we could get him,but as for getting shot of him if things dont work out,look at Nile Ranger,he’s not keen on a move anywhere after signing a five year deal.

  • 29 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    If Toon scouts think he’s worth a gamble then we should trust there judgement, dont you think?
    The kid has got to be good for us to be thinking of taking him on.

  • 30 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    GT89 ah ok lol I’ve never used twitter before (facebook is enough for me!). Having said that though i won’t give him the benefit of the doubt as I don’t believe he can string a sentence together anyway.

  • 31 toonthompson // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM
    Tim Krul this season

  • 32 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    really see this

  • 33 Offkey // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Not sure about this kid. Just see him getting in with Nile and his boys and them both being a terrible two-some……… definitely has talent like, and if we didn’t have Nile I would say go for it.

  • 34 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    This atricle is taking the Papiss, it was published a hour ago. What kind of people write for these websites, not to be aware Papiss has signed.

  • 35 toonruz // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    get him signed this kidd is going to be better than rooney

  • 36 Offkey // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    nufc786 – That would have taken someone’s head off……think Saylor would have tried to get in the way though, broken nose or not…………..

  • 37 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Can you see Ashley letting Pards have a £500k gamble on a load of trouble, I cant.

  • 38 2_goal_tino // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Has anybody else seen this? Class

  • 39 ToonIcon // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    @32 that cracked me up shows u how sh1te some of these websites really are lol

  • 40 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    absolutley beast of a free kick if saylor would have a got in the way of that 🙁 i wouldnt hold out on that much hope and A PROMOTED TEAM who gets a tremendous back for
    Taiwo, Onoucha, Alex, Traore

  • 41 Toonboy_83 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Who cares nufc786.. Taiwo is a player past his best who’ll be on a massive contract at QPR and in all likelyhood will just assist in their relegation.. Tony Fernandez is getting nervous and is trying to buy his way out of a relegation battle but QPR are naturally a small team way out of their depth at the moment.

  • 42 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    yeah erding ha ha ha makems will prob fly him into newcastle airport show him roumd the city get him to sign and then drop the bombshell ha ha ha

  • 43 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    nice to see confidence

  • 44 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    all four of the above mentioned players couldnt get a game at their clubs just thought id mention that!!!!!!!!!

  • 45 davybtoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    qpr r still gonna struggle even with these players n as boom says there not even playing at there current clubs

  • 46 Toonboy_83 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    QPRs spending is unsustainable.. they have one of the smallest grounds in the league, with a small fan base and I imagine a very small revenue, their owner isn’t even particularly rich he’s worth quarter of what Mike Ashley is… I don’t know what he’s trying to do Tony Fernandes but I can only see QPR being as much of a success as his Lotus team are.

  • 47 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM


    It was on NewsNow, i clicked on it thinking what? Another striker!
    Then seen that rubbish, it gets hammered on the comments below it.

    On another subject

    I’m absolutly sick of teams like QPR coming into this league, having money they shouldnt have and buying players they shouldnt be able to afford and paying them ridicuous wages.

    QPR are nowhere near as good of a footballing side as Norwich & Swansea but yet could finish above them just because they have MONEY.

    They could have a back 4 of:

    Taiwo, Onoucha, Alex, Traore.

    Ridiculous for a newly promoted team.

  • 48 Toonboy_83 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    when I said particularly rich I mean in relative terms.

  • 49 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    if u ask me qprs back line seems ok already its their strikers that are the problem they wouldnt hit a barn door with a bag of balls

  • 50 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    taking those points in … as we speak just a little worryin feeling going on…. my head

  • 51 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    to be fair qpr striking options are all championship level they arnt as prolific as many strikers in other teams

  • 52 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    I wanna watch Demba and Rodney 🙁

  • 53 davybtoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    traore been poor all season, alex no way near the same player as when he first went to chelsea, taiwo n nedhum r good players, the henrique is ment to b good players comin straight from brazil n argentina really struggle with physical side of english football n the pace so i doubt he will b hit when they need him to b

  • 54 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    whos rodnet?

  • 55 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    sorry whos rodney

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    I’m not having a go at Barton here btw,but so much for his only joining a champions league club and being the best in England,his footballing CV now boasts being sold by a champions league club a relegation and an impending relegation

  • 57 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    davybtoon/BOOM – How does that mean they not good players?

    Kranjcar/Onuoha/Alex/Taiwo are all player a would have at us and most other fans would have them aswell not meaning to start for us Alex would like..

    Thats a cracking team if you ask me and a team easily capable of finishing top 12… Hughes will get them winning even though ad rather they went down

  • 58 toonruz // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    #QPR withdraw bid for Tranquillo Barnetta as they cannot afford his Jesmond Dene House mini-bar bill. #SixMonthsAtThosePrices
    just read this on twitter thought it was funny

  • 59 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Hughes has been in the job a week n he’s buying 4 players already, smacks of desperation to me. Maybe he going down the Steve Bruce style of management, buy 15 & yr bound to find a decent player!

  • 60 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    davybtoon – Traore is sh*t thats why he’s been poor loll

  • 61 kevymartins // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Did any1 else see somewhere that itv are showing acon matchs?? …any1 know were an when the matchs will be on ???doing my head in ffs

  • 62 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    I’m still trying to think of that 1 decent player tho…

  • 63 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    looks a good side to finish at the top of the bottom end of the table 11th maybe 12th like you said but i would want qpr to go down

  • 64 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Whos – A think its more the reason that they need players and only have 2 weeks to do it lol nothing to do with being desperate… the players hes going for aswel are good players

  • 65 Tonytoon73 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Kevy itv4 is showing the ACON

  • 66 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Bruce got some good players at Wigan… Sessesgnon is a decent player aswel sometimes lol

  • 67 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    @ jailforash barton didnt want to go no champions league clubs wanted him he was shown the door and had no choicei was one of his biggest fans when he was here but everytime he plays its a joke there is about 4 paragraphes about joey and 1 about the game we are doing alright without himself and mandy and el bullshitand nolan mind you none of them seem to be doing to well apart for enrique wont like being below us will he.

  • 68 mikenotiades // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Alreet boys, I’ve been looking for the video of Coloccini doing the back heel against Man Utd, I think it was called “coloccini taking the piss” but I can’t find it… Does anyone know where it is, it’s still making me smile but I want to see it again.

  • 69 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Ayee a dont like QPR so a hope they go down along with Wigan and Wolves

  • 70 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    A really badly wanted Blackburn to go down because i hate them and a didnt like Kean but now a feel sorry for him because its not his fault the owners are morons.. the fans are disgusting and the team clearly want to play for him

  • 71 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Boom Boom, Rodney Cisse 😛

  • 72 davybtoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    na i want bolton go down instead of wolves never liked bolton

  • 73 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    You can’t just throw half a team together halfway through a season and expect them to preform. Nailed on for relegation for me.

  • 74 kevymartins // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    @tonytoon cheers m8

  • 75 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    kranjaer alex and taiwo would not start for us and onouha may get simpsons spot but wouldnt get in ahead of saylor willo or collo sorry m8 squad players in my book.

  • 76 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    never heard of rodney cisse m8 straight over me head sorry!

  • 77 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Level 7 H
    Sometimes lifes not fair, Man C were in the third division not that long ago now they’re being touted as one of the biggest clubs in Europe,money talks mate I think it always since people started trading coins.

  • 78 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    i respect kean for his reslience shame about the fans
    they are not proper fans woud be disgusted if i was one of them…

  • 79 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    In my annoyance with QPR, i done some digging on Financial Fair Play rules.

    This is a great article explaining it, and I think it’s obvious QPR could easily get in trouble in a couple of years, but we could do quite well…

    Read it, if you at all bothered.

    Interesting that …”Yet only Arsenal of the five highest profile Premier League clubs would comfortably meet the requirements of FFP based on recently published financial results. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City would all fail”.

    God knows what QPR will do with there 17,000 seater.

  • 80 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    id like the makems to go down but its a handy 6 points so ill gladly let them stay up!

  • 81 LenDixon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    None of those defenders are fit to wipe Collocini’s arse. They aint even fit to give him a reach around after!

  • 82 TemuriKetsbaia // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM

  • 83 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    well look at us mate we didnt need money to talk ( that much)
    to get benny, cabaye , mearveux, santon, tiote and dont forget the man that came on a free… ba.

    but then again you are right just took me time to remember the lad that went to liverpool for 35mill ummmmmmm
    do i need to say more???

  • 84 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    GT89 – The only full sentence he will do is a stretch in Strangeways. Nothing to do with Twitter not knowing the difference between ‘once’ & ‘ones’

  • 85 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    rocknstrolla have it now googled it didnt know his full name

  • 86 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Jail For Ashley @ 75.

    True true, can’t wait to see what happens to see what happens to the broke shallow heap that one of these owners will leave Chelsea, City or QPR in.

    I mean, Anzhi Makhachkala buying Eto’o and paying him 300,000 per week. None of the players live in the city they live in Moscow, then FLY TO THE GROUND FOR HOME GAMES. Absolute joke.

    But yes i agree, life’s not fair sometimes!

  • 87 Rocknstrolla // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    @Boom Boom, aha was my bad sorry! I just like calling him Rodney Cisse, sounds a bit funnier lol!

  • 88 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    look lads fcuk all these money grabbing c u n t s im actually quiet enjoying the way were doing things let them all throw money around dont forget weve been there done that and got fcuk all whilst doing it were trying different approach now and its going quite nicely thanks to the fatman.

  • 89 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    well liverpool wasted sh*t loads and money and that brung them knowhere

  • 90 bigdan1980 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    All of the acon matches are on Eurosport uk, I’ve already sky+ the first Senegal and ivory coast games, on topic, balls to Morrison can’t see our eloquent French fancies taking to well to some little clem walking around like a charver spitting and being rude thinking he’s Nile ranger

  • 91 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Level 7
    What on Earth do these clubs get out of paying this type of money for these aging stars its definately not to make money,they are bought by the type of people who pay 27 grand for a bottle of wine to wash down a toastie and pay the Black eyed peas to do an hour and a half gig at a relatives birthday.

  • 92 Brutooon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Taiwo to QPR??????

  • 93 nufc786 // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    apparently !!!!

  • 94 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Level 7 hero – similar to mackem players they all live & go out in Newcastle and use armoured cars to go through Sunderland to training 🙂

  • 95 sidekick // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Ferguson cannot dictate where Morrison can go.

    If Morrison does not want to go to Roma he simply waits till July and goes on a free to any team that wants him.

    He’ll have a good choice !

  • 96 Klatoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Hahaha some twitter nutter reckons Leighton Baines is close to joining us….hold on,for 12mil LOL

  • 97 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Jail For Ashley @ 91.

    Absolutly no idea, they must know they are never going to make a profit, which every owner wants. Abramovich must have lost hundreds of millions, and in my opinion will never get it back. Its like when Sven Goran Erikson was manager of Notts County becuase it was taken over by rich Latvians or sumthin, ridicuous

    They pulled the plug a couple of months later though.

    I personally think Liverpool took a MASSIVE gamble to get Champs League football this season at its not paying off. Yes the got 50 for Torres, but spent more than double that signings players. I would be worried if i was a Liverpool fan. You know with Ashely in charge the club will never get ripped off. Papiss on 40K a week, Onoucha on 80K. joke.

    Martoon @ 94

    Ano, there always in Newcastle discoing, boogying, mashing up cars beside Aspers etc.

  • 98 Barras // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    @Klatoon is that Toonruz?

  • 99 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Klatoon – Who is saying that lmao thts the most ridiculous rumour ever, why would we pay £12million for Baines whos 27 when we can pay £7million for Cissokho whos only 24 and would fit in more as he isnt english lol

  • 100 WWJBD // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Ok think I have gone wrong somewhere here…..why is this a QPR chat room now?

  • 101 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Why are people saying Onuoha will get 80k per week at QPR? it was in a paper lol as if QPR will pay someone that they aint got a billionaire owner he’s got like a quarter of Ashleys wealth

  • 102 sirtoongospel // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    The fee for Nedum Onouah is supposedly between £2.5 and £3 million. seems like a cracking deal for a very powerful full back.

  • 103 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Level 7
    The Chelsea situation imo was to get Abromovich into the spotlight because of political trouble in Russia and a hobby,Man C, just purely a hobby,Liverpools lot have gambled a fortune to get in the champions league to get their money back and more,the Glaziers is a no brainer a club like Man U cant fail to make money,but as for the Chinese lot and the Qataris,I cant get me head round it.

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Have you seen my ‘first’ post ,do you think having a baby daughter and turning forty has turned me soft in the head,or have I been bought off cheaply with the flash of a bit o cash : 0

  • 105 Toon Tang // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    This was funny from warnock –

    “I don’t think I want to get into talking about Joey Barton. Joey talks about himself enough and I think we’ll let Joey talk about Joey”

  • 106 Level 7 Hero // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    WWJBD @ 100

    I don’t think it is, I was just speculating into whether QPR could become a threat to Newcastle United in this and the coming seasons.

    GeordieToon89 @ 101

    I have no idea if Ashley is richer than Fernandes or not, but does it make a difference? Surely it matters which owner is willing to spend the most on a club, not who actually has the most money.

    Jail For Ashley @ 103

    Agree’d. Anooo, Anelka and proberly Drogba signing for that Chinese team… Robert Pires at 38 signing for a team in India..
    I’ll stop talking general football think some people getting annoyed.

    On a Newcastle front…
    Makes you wonder why NUFC isn’t considered ripe for investment. Don’t think I would want that kind of money no object culture at the club, however, i might feel different if it was actually a reality.

    Anyway I’m off, new signing tomorrow hopefully Baines for 14M hahaa.

  • 107 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    QPR, Bolton & Wigan bottom three for me. Dave Whelan will still say Martinez is the best manager on the planet, then sack him!!

  • 108 Jail for Ashley // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Toon Tang
    My favourite from Colin was,after a six nil humping from Fulham went something along the lines of ,well we had a man wrongly sent off last week,we had so and so out with an injury and summit else he came up with,and at the end of it all he said…I’m not going to make up any excuses though ?

  • 109 WWJBD // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Haha I did see ur first post mate and tbh, for the moment, I agree with it. Though ur new bairn could have something to do with u becoming soft enough to say it 😉

    QPR a threat to us? Doubt it tbh they dont have ths scouting network or the fans. Doubt they will even become a top 10 team (even with the best English midfielder in the PL)

    Though if MA is still aiming to buy small sell big and enjoy the profit then just how far we can go is not set in stone. Thats my 2 cents worth on QPR anyway.

    Have a good un mate

  • 110 monasnyr99 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Come across this, its behind the scenes v Man City.. didn’t know if it had been posted

  • 111 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    No it doesnt make a difference but someone like Fernandes wont be stupid enough to pay Onuoha 80k per week, Barton is more established than him and a bet hes on no where near that amount its all paper tosh because hes signing from the the richest team in the planet they automatically presume that his wages need to be trebled

  • 112 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    QPR will easily stay up imo Only if they get a proven striker in though.. Bothroyd is absalute dire a cant believe people were wanting himfor us in the summer

  • 113 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Think i’ll get a group together and go down to Darlington match on saturday abit of support for them

  • 114 mattyNUFC // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    it’s good to see everyone remembers what a pr!ck toonruz is!

    anyway, if it came down to a CB or a wingback, i’d rather have the latter. It would enhance our play tremendously and i truly believe with the right player (Clyne/Cissokho/Baines/even throwing a bid in for Paddy VA and getting him back from his loan in Holland) we could make a serious assault on that last CL spot up for grabs. No need to rush for a CB, especially if its the woeful Thompkins. Williams would be nice mind….

  • 115 WWJBD // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Mate what happens if Williamson or Colo get injured then? I really dont see how we can wait for a CB right now

  • 116 GeordieToon89 // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Baines is too old for us… Clyne is totally unproven at a top level so a dont see how he would help us get into the champions league lol We need a CB more than a LB.. what happens if Colo and/or Willo get injured on our apparent assault for the champions league place with 3 rbs and 2 lbs what we going to do have weve got 3 CBs and 1 of thems injured so weve got 2 lol.. we need 1 asap otherwise if one or both is injured we’ll be playing defence of


  • 117 ToonIcon // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    def need a cb asap cos u can all but guarantee colo or willo picking up an injury

  • 118 toonruz // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    what right have u got to call me a prick i never said we were signing baines some 1 on twitter posted it not me so stop twisting every thing on here what i say read what i written ?

  • 119 mattyNUFC // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM


    if it’s versus a “just in case” scenario versus someone who can enhance our hopes/ambitions immediately, which i think a wingback will, i know which i’d rather go for.

    no reason we can’t loan someone in for the time being or even snap up someone like williams for 3-4mil and spend 4-5 (only a few would fall in that category) on a proper fullback. simmo’s fine but i hate our lack of play out of the back and i hate not having a wingback with that attacking prowess

  • 120 mattyNUFC // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM


    never said what you’re refuting. I didn’t comment on the blog back when you were spewing your jargon. I’m here now and I’ll forever protect the unbeknownst to your bile

    so there 🙂

  • 121 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Why loan a player when we can buy a young british CB who we can build up? We dont need a full back anywhere near as much as we need a real CB back up imo

    We have back up for both full back spots thats good enough for now. As for attacking the 4th spot that sounds wonderful but then next year we have a very small club in CL we wont be able to cope with the demands

    Europa we can play the kids and reap the benefits throughout the club, CL will hurt us at the stage we are at right now imo

  • 122 Jail for Ashley // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    matty NUFC
    Are you forgetting our plight when not having two CB’s in place, in comparison with when having a RT/LB/RW/GK playing at left back seemed to do us not too bad,in fact sustaining an eleven match unbeaten run,although not an ideal situation.

  • 123 Scottishtoon95 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Mikenotiades – look up socceram showboat jan 2012, watched on tv a week ago.

  • 124 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    matty – well if you wernt commenting back then and dont know the lad personally what gives you the right to sit behind a computer and call someone a pr*ck? none what so ever pretty pathetic someone like you resulting to online insults against someone you dont even know

  • 125 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:09 AM


    really? really? it was said in jest to begin with. always so uppity there young one!

  • 126 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Agree, were way to vulnerable at centre half. Injuries or suspensions could cost us dear. We won’t buy unless the right player at the right price is available, so might end up making do.

  • 127 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    you dont call someone a pr*ck in jest, thats just moronic

  • 128 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    JfA and WWJBD

    i mean, there’s arguments on both sides and you’re right, it’s straddling a fine line but like i said, why not get both? say, clyne for 5, williams for 4. I believe clyne to be an improvement on simmo and williams i must admit to never seeing him play but he’s reguarded as one of the best CBs in the football league. even still, why not loan now, buy in summer and get the wingback (i believe) will take us to atleast sixth (if all goes accordingly 🙂 )

  • 129 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Also cant believe Andy Polo has agreed to sign for Genoa

  • 130 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:14 AM


    you’re a prick. I think it’s funny 🙂 i think that’s in jest to at least one of us. you never mentioned delineation. ciao, i’d rather talk footy that internet etiquette

  • 131 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    jfa, wwjbd

    but don’t get me wrong, i wouldn’t exactly be disappointed if simmo is still the main man, he does a solid job but ever with old adage, there’s always room for improvement..

  • 132 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    matty – Must say a would love Clyne he would be available for alot less than 5million aswell as he deal runs out in June so if we wait until say last couple of days we could probz get him for around £2/2.5million and Williams would be about 3 or 4 million so max of 6.5million on 2 up and coming star players would be a class bit of business… But on the other hand a would like to see Tavernier givin a chance as a think he’s going to be better than Simo he’s also class going forward and good dribbler of the ball plus can put in a good cross

  • 133 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM


    we could’ve gotten clyne for about 2mil in the summer, last january. i think even with his contract being up soon they’re gonna want a bit more than that. I’ve heard as high as 5 for him and I assume it would fall not too far astray from there

    either way, the kid’s a cut above the u21s he’s been playing with lately and it’s only a matter of time before he’s a regular in the full national side

  • 134 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    For me I am happy with Simmo and Santon as starting fullbacks with Raylor and Tav as back ups.

    On the other hand am happy with Willo and Colo starters but not so keen on Perch as the only back up. Europa is probably our top target imo and I see our team as strong enough to get it in ever area other than CB but that could just be me

  • 135 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    ….not too mentioned i’ve PERSONALLY blossomed clyne into a first teamer the past few years of FIFA 😀

  • 136 TemuriKetsbaia // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Can’t see a situation where we wouldn’t buy a CB. You just had to see how we did without any to know there’s no point spending £7m on a striker when we’ll ship goals when (not if) either Colo or Willo gets injured.

    I’ll bet both my achilles that we sign a CB this month.

  • 137 Ponderous Pardew // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM


  • 138 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Clyne is a good prospect but I dont think he would come in as a starter for us specially if Simmo signs a new contract (which I hope he does)

    Could be great but there have been plenty of ‘future stars’ who just dont cut it

  • 139 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM


    i’m keeping myself from venturing as far to bring up the Kadar debate as it’s kind of like a shola debate….it goes on and on and everyone gets their feelings involved and everyone ends up pissed off. It’s clear Pardew doesn’t like/rate him so in that scenario, yes, i do believe we need someone becase perch def isn’t the answer

  • 140 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:26 AM


    loan, permanent or either?

    not that i’ve a feeling either way, just wouldn’t want to pass up someone potentially having to snip both of their achilles 🙂

  • 141 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Every other club knows we need a CB, so they’ll be trying there best to fleece us. Del Boy n Mike wont play the game, so prob end up getting by till next season.

  • 142 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Aye mate Kadar is done imo not even at the club anymore in my mind.

    I’d rather sign a CB this window and go bargain bin hunting again in the summer for other areas like FB (LB above RB for me), a back up CDM and maybe a winger if possible

  • 143 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:36 AM


    if you believe the reports, corgnet or whoever that fella is from Dijon is a done deal for the summer….just heard vespers on here and various, less than reliable outlets but nonetheless could be true.

  • 144 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    must say like Clyne does look a class player and a reckon he’d be our starter after a couple of weeks would like to think where interested in him

  • 145 nickfish90 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    You have to love Leon Best, the guys so down to earth and has got some great tricks up his sleeve.

    He’s even at it on FIFA. Take a look at this goal I scored with Besty, it’s something you’d just expect him to pull out the bag these days like.

  • 146 davybtoon // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    I’d b happy if those Rhys Williams rumours were true but mbwia or ciani from France wud b my top targets

  • 147 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    That Corgnet is a CAM though so a dont understand why we would want him weve got plenty

  • 148 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:41 AM


    agree on mbwia

    never seen Ciani

  • 149 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    speaking of Fifa a think im going to have to update the toon team with Cisse

  • 150 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:44 AM


    do they do that automatically? I want to be able to play with him on the head to head sessions….any way?

  • 151 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Isnt he a CAM though?

    U rate Clyne that highly? I have seen the lad a few times and he looks good but he isnt really up against anyone of note. Simmo holds his own against some of the worlds best not saying Clyne cant but he has never really been tested

  • 152 nickfish90 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:46 AM


    First thing I did mate when I went on FIFA. I’d already bought him in my Ultimate Team funnily enough, up top with Ba. How canny’s that!

    At club level when you look at Freiburgs team, they’re all like 72 and then he’s on 81. 😀

  • 153 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    matty – Im not sure mate a thought they would(well a hope they do) A used to be more interested in FM but am bored of it now so am getting back into Fifa so im not too sure if they do the automatic updates after the window closes mate

  • 154 Whos_SuperMac // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Is Williams the Aussie at Smoggies?

  • 155 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM


    i happen to rate him that highly. Clyne has impeccable passing. he gets forward though not in the same vein as a Cafu or Alves or whathaveyou, but he really is a talent. I think it speaks volumes in itself that SAF sees him as their long term RB solution.


    i’m as un-gamer savvy as they come but is there some way we can play against each other? Fifa 12’s always asking me if i have friends to play against. i somehow feel inadequate not having any fifa friends….

  • 156 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    WWJBD – Aye mate a think hes an awesome young player can play either side aswell.. he’s good in a tackle aswell and doesnt seem to stand off he’s like really really quick so not many wingers in the prem will get away from him, Simo is no slouch mind and a actually like Simo dont want him to leave or nothing just saying a think after a few weeks Clyne would be our regular like he offers so much more going forward aswell, hes a really wise and clever defender for only being so young..

    nickfish90 – Whats the Ultimate team everyone talks about?

  • 157 mikenotiades // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    @TemuriKetsbaia thanx

  • 158 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    matty – Aye mate can play online games against ya mate in your friends list on Xbox/PS3.. what you got Xbox or PS3?

  • 159 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    and gt89

    agree about simmo, he’s solid, just hope/wish he’d/’ll have the patience to be second string. Without doubt if Clyne came here hypothetically he’d be taking either RB or LB without question.

  • 160 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Whos_supermac – ayee mate

  • 161 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    i just got it for my computer but i’m pretty sure all the online stuff is intertwined. I play with an xbox controller anyhow. do you need my origin name or what?

  • 162 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    A would personally rather have Clyne over Cissokho if im honest.. he’s a class plus better still he’s younger and he’s ENGLISH.. which were desperate for haha

  • 163 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    …nvm, think origin is just for computer. i’m sure we both have Fifa names or something? like i said, i know sh!t about gaming. fifa’s the only game i play…

  • 164 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    matty – Well im not too sure but on Xbox live yah can add friends by they gamertag(gamer name) so i’d imagine you should be able to do that also using PC and also wouldnt be suprised for example if a could play against you with me on my Xbox and you on your PC, could be wrong though so dont hold me to that haha

  • 165 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM


    right on. i’ve had a bit of the scotch tonight while i’m working on some school stuff so tonight would probably be the most inappropriate night for me to try to play 🙂 . we’ll reconvene tomorrow and swap info! night, ladies!

  • 166 WWJBD // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    GT89 and matty
    I like Clyne but still cant see him taking Simmos spot straight away. Everyone was expecting HBA to be the first name on the team sheet this season and we can see how that turned out.

    Long term yeah he’d be great but not a instant starter in my book. Still very young and inexperienced at this level Simmo had to step up very fast because we needed him too and look how he is slated now, 1 season in the prem coming back from a (fairly bad) injury and without a pre season. This season has barely put a foot wrong but some call him worse than dirt

    Anyway I have just noticed the time so am off have a good one

  • 167 nickfish90 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:11 AM


    It’s a game mode in FIFA well worth playing. You basically get to build your dream team, but you have to get the chemistry right by having players who are either connected by club or nationality.

    You can play your mates or randomers too.

    This will explain it better:

    My current team can be viewed here:

    Here is when I play Ba and Cisse:

    You will notice that my team chemistry goes down when I introduce Cissse upfront with Valbuena behind as they aren’t playing in the same league, club or country.

    You needed players suited to the right formation etc too. Very tactical and good fun. I’d suggest you give it a try and just blame me if you hate it 🙂

  • 168 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    before i head out, wwjbd

    you’re probably right but based only on how AP does things. HBA should’ve been starting weeks ago and as such, in the hypothetical scenario where Clyne does come in, his talent would tell for a starting spot well before he’d convince AP to drop simmo to the bench, imo. before anyone bashes me i like pards but that doesn’t mean he’s still got screaming inadequacies….worst of which could end in our losing of the most talented player this club’s had in a long time

    anyway, ‘night again

  • 169 nickfish90 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Think I included the totally wrong links there, haha. I was meant to have Gameiro and Remy up top on one, and Ba and Cisse on the other.

    My gamertag is “Rogue Fish” if anybody wants a game anytime.

  • 170 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Agreed with both matty and WWJBD, and also im off aswel going to face upto another chainsaw attack in my sleep :s night lads

  • 171 nickfish90 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    It appears my comment is awaiting moderation as it contains three links.

    “It’s a game mode in FIFA well worth playing. You basically get to build your dream team, but you have to get the chemistry right by having players who are either connected by club or nationality.

    You can play your mates or randomers too.”

    That’s the jist of my comment but I’d suggest looking at the links after it’s been moderated too.

  • 172 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    nickfish90 – Is that Xbox mate, mines dayle2009 – im not on now but ive got the xbox live app on my phone so al add you now and i shall give you a game sometime mate

  • 173 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    nickfish90 – Cheers mate i’ll bookmark this page and i’ll come back onto it tomorrow and have a read, all my mates talk about this ultimate team and am like eh ayee its good init haha

  • 174 GeordieToon89 // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Btw my aviator is class haha im a black man with white dreadlocks and white stripes in my face haha its cool

  • 175 mattyNUFC // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    ….and just so you guys know i THINK (gotta remember, i’m like a dyslexic reading the Decameron when it comes to consoles/computer games) my name is matt_micheletti

    try to add me if ya get a chance and i guess we’ll see…

  • 176 roshan MAGPIE // Jan 20, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    any one know s how to play FIFA online on pc PLEASE HELP 🙂

  • 177 redondo77 // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    I wish we have players like Fernando Carlos Redondo (my hero) and Gabriel Omar Batistuta. Or may be we already have Redondo (Tiote & Cabaye) and Batigoal (Demba Ba), hopefully they can be as good as those legends. After watching Cisse video, he is like Shearer (poacher). So.. by comparison, we have Maldini, Redondo, Batistuta, Shearer and Van der Saar in our team now. Top 4? Definitely!

  • 178 alanrichie // Jan 20, 2012 at 5:08 AM


  • 179 ginkoh // Jan 20, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    Why don’t we interest Onuoha ? Cheap, high potential, young, fast, energy and English too. If we sign him and let him fight for slot with Simp and Tavenier. It will make our right back position become ROCK !

  • 180 Rosted Pork // Jan 20, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    roshan.giv me da og key of fifa 12 so we online lol, ok guys im plang of buyn ps3 jst wana know dose the ps3 comes with HD n how do you use internet on ps3? 🙂

  • 181 IPToon // Jan 20, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Onouha is reported to have been offered an £80,000 a week contract at QPR – which would mean if we signed him, he would be our highest earning player, which im sure wouldnt really make our best players very happy knowing they arent on anywhere near that.

  • 182 cyprus // Jan 20, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Wenger once said he looks for two things in a player: Intelligence and speed. Does this guy have both of these, I really wonder.

  • 183 cyprus // Jan 20, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    “we will run to the summer now with the players we’ve got”

    said AP, although to be honest, I’m not sure if he’s so sure. Not selling Carroll (sold), not buying a forward (bought) etc., etc. He must be getting frustrated with the guys upstairs not telling him what’s going on.

    Anyway, he must try to convince Ba to commit long term. Finally, in his interview he mentions Loven and Best as Ba and Cisse’s competition. Did he forget Shola or has he written him off?

  • 184 Offkey // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Rosted Pork – PS3 is HD, I had to buy my own HDMI cable tho. The internet browser on the PS3 is the poorest thing about it as it has a lot of problems with flash as it isn’t updated often, but it is usable. Online gaming is the same as Xbox360 but is FREE. However, I have both the xbox 360 and ps3 and for me the PS3 wins easily.

  • 185 roshan MAGPIE // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    in PS3 we can play in internet for free

  • 186 roshan MAGPIE // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:27 AM


  • 187 JackButler // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    I see this mornings daily papers have us bidding 5mil for Tomkins???

  • 188 gandeyb // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Toon fan in Brighton, looking for a ticket to the FA Cup game. If anyone has a spare ticket, I would be willing to pay for it. Desperate to go to the match next weekend.
    Can’t believe they are not going on general sale. Would love to be in the away end.

  • 189 Offkey // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Not the biggest fan of Tompkins but if he is happy to sit on the bench now and can accept not making the bench when Saylor is back…….so be it.

  • 190 martoon // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Really weird – when I look at the blog at home Shola is in the banner but when I look at work he has been replaced by Cisse. I guess it is something to do with cache memory!

  • 191 Rosted Pork // Jan 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    dem.i.wil buy ps3 bt on may birthday 🙂

  • 192 ~Papiss-Toon~ // Jan 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Not worth it. If Mancini wants to bargain buy, he should look elsewhere.

  • 193 redondo77 // Jan 20, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    we are in the driving seat now regarding bids for our players, because we have healthy financial.

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