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Tavernier Back From Loan – Perch Should Be Banned – Nonsense!

5:52 pm, Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 187 Comments

James Tavernier, who is well thought of at Newcastle,  has returned from his loan spell at MK Dons, and he goes straight into the squad for the Good Friday game at Swansea City.

James Tavernier – 20 year-old back from loan spell at MK Dons

James has gained a lot of experience over the last 14 months or so on loan at Gateshead (18), Carlisle  United (17), Sheffield Wednesday (8) and MK Dons (6) where he has played a total of 49 games.

And when he returned from Sheffield Wednesday in February, James was very impressive in training,  and manager Alan Pardew said he looked as good as current first choice right-back Danny Simpson.

It seems that Alan Pardew wants to have a look at the lad,  and see how good Tavernier is,  and we expect him to make some sub appearances over the last 7 games of the season.

And it could be that he could become the replacement for Danny Simpson next season, if the former Manchester United player refuses to sign his new deal before the summer, although we expect at least one new left-footed full-back to be drafted in the summer - probably Erik Pieters of PSV.

This is what James said on the Newcastle web-site today about his loan spell:

“It was very beneficial for me,” “It was another loan spell which allowed me to go out and play games, which is what I need, and I really enjoyed it.”

“A knee injury stopped me from playing a few games but I still enjoyed it and hopefully they can go on and get promotion.”  “I hope they get to Wembley in the play-offs and go up.”

“I’d have loved to have had the chance to play at Wembley so it’s disappointing in some ways that I won’t be able to now, but it’s great being called back.”

“And now I might be involved in the last few games of the season for Newcastle, which is exciting. Hopefully that can happen but we’ll wait and see.”

And there has been a lot of nonsense written about the Pepe Reina – James Perch incident on Sunday, and we see a number of Liverpool’s current and former players have chipped in.

Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson tweeted this a couple of day ago:

“What have I just seen? Is Perch for real?! Joke,”

Was it also a joke that Reina butted James Perch and totally lost his control – it’s not James’ fault that Reina now misses three games and the semi-final against Everton, and we noticed there was no appeal of the red card made by Liverpool.

And why do these footballers get involved with these things – they are not supposed to comment on the incidents in games.

And former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore had this to say today:

“Not many suggesting punishments for diving, so is it now with us for good? I say give Carroll/Perch three game bans. They won’t do it again.”

Do what again for Perch?

James was head-butted by the Liverpool goalkeeper – we suppose he wanted James sent off and Pepe slapped on the back for head-butting Perch.

As we said earlier, there’s  been some utter nonsense written since Sunday about that incident,  after Newcastle walloped Liverpool 2-0 and were the better side and are now 11 points clear of Liverpool.

We know Liverpool fans and Liverpool players are not in the best of spirits at the moment – the side has lost six of their last seven league games – but they should look at their own players and not the opposition for where the problem lies.

Liverpool’s revival has to start with their players  starting to step up to the plate,  which they haven’t done this year in the league,  having gained a paltry 8 points from their last 12 games, and 3 of those points were against a badly weakened Everton side.

And so as not to embarrass the Liverpool management, we are not even going to mention that Kenny Dalglish has spent close to £120M on new players in the last 15 months.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Danny Simpson · James Perch · James Tavernier · Loan Moves · Newcastle News





187 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon Tang // Apr 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    they cant ban perch , we’d fall apart

  • 2 ToonDownSouth // Apr 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Let’s not pretend he actually head butted him Ed, come on now.

    Still, I couldn’t care less about any of our players acting to get a pr!ck like Reina sent off.

  • 3 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Perch has an injury, struggling for Swansea game – Lee Ryder Twitter

  • 4 Cool Hand Luke // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    The outcome was completely correct, pepe got red for violent conduct and james got yellow for making more of it than was needed. Why is this even a talking point. If james got red then the ref would have to have given carroll red too. Let’s not forget, pepe did actually headbutt perch. Carrol just dived to get a pen and the keeper sent off, no contact was made

  • 5 Flynny // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Glen Johnson a profesional footballer got caught stealing a toilet seat from b and q who cares about his oppinion and lets not even get started on stan collymore simple fact is our team cost less then andy carrol and we hammered liverpool

  • 6 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Bindippers and all associated with them just can’t take it that they are not even a top 6 side any more.

    Collymore was done for battering his girlfriend(s) so he has a fair bit in common with Donkey.

    Players tweeting against refs decisions ought to be done for bringing the game into disrepute.

  • 7 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Hah! Collymore is no judge – he couldn’t possibly have been able to see the incident from where he was: In a park after sunset, upside down in the back of an astra with steamed up windows.

  • 8 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I joined OV

  • 9 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    the very crux of the issue, which gibbering idiots like Stan Collymore overlook, is that it’s necessary for players to throw themselves to the ground, however minor the violence, because if they don’t, the referee won’t enforce the law (violent conduct, which it still is even if you brush someone) and the offender will get off scott-free.

    If players could trust the refs to uphold the law, they wouldn’t feel the need to exaggerate the contact.

    That’s the root of the problem.

  • 10 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Beattie – welcome brother. Resistance is futile. :)

    Repost:

    Obatoyou – if you are still on, or for anyone who is outside uk but want to access uk-resident only links, I used to watch episodes or trailers of 24( er I am sure it was that or Heroes!) on FOX usa in the uk by using one of those Proxy server programs – Hide IP I think was one – it basically allows you to use a server based in a different country from yours so if you choose a UK proxy server you can watch stuff like bbc online. I think proxy servers are the haunt of those looking for ‘other’ material so I always felt a bit shabby using it though ha ha!

  • 11 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    We did boss Liverpool, that’s agreed. Caroll was trying for a penalty. We did get some luck though. The incident with Danny Simpson on the line, is because the ball came off Williamson’s face, then Danny only had enough time to move his shoulder slightly. However his arm didn’t move as he was holding the post. That said, if Danny Simpson’s arm didn’t stop that goal going in, then Williamson would have scored an own goal to put Liverpool 1-0 up. So we can’t take anything for granted. It just so happens that once we’d had that bit of luck, we then went on to boss the game, and deserved to win by more than two goals.

  • 12 Charlietoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    If he did not fall to the ground there is a chance the ref would not have seen it. Clubs have no faith in the FA and their whacky post game judgments so it’s up to them to make sure action is taken off the field.
    Perch reacted the way every single player that gets head butted reacts. Sure he was barely touched and I believe he acknowleged this by getting up fairly quickly and getting on with it. At least he was not laying on the floor in pain for 2 minutes.

  • 13 Charlietoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    ++action taken on the field not off the field

  • 14 toonking // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    yet again there is more nonsense over what is red and what is yellow well stan i guess your saying suaez should get 12 match ban because he has went over like a baby a lot this season. we might complain about how poor referees are but stan dollymoron you were a former striker not a former referee so if you come out with this rubbish then shut up and leave these thing to dermot galleger

  • 15 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Can see your new house in OV from here Beattie …. Welcome

  • 16 toonking // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    @georiejamie89
    we might have got away with that incidient but liverpool got away with a penalty before that because HBA got his shirt pulled, the most inconsistant of all refereeing decisions. willo conceded a pen because of shirt pulling ac milan concededc one yesterday yet we did not get one

  • 17 Hobs // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Perch overplayed, but Reina butted him. At least he attemted, which is a red card. Maybe Reina would not have been shown off if Perch didn’t dive, as the ref could have thought there was no contact, that’s probably why Perch acted as he did.

    I think, however that any attemt to fake injury, dives etc should be given a 1 match ban based on video evidence. Trying to trick the ref is nok ok and banning players that try to cheat would put an end to this behavior.

  • 18 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Perch banned? Haha.suarez would never get a game with all his play acting.now that is making a meal of it.in suarezs case its a three coarse feast!!!!!!!

  • 19 ginkoh // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    He’s typical Liverpool man. Blame everything except themself.

  • 20 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    It is a shame when players do that, like Tiote did a few games back when he was hardly touched. But it gets the ref to pay attention. If the player stays up, and it doesn’t look like the player’s been hurt, then it’s all to easy for the ref to try to get the game going. But with a player falling to the ground, and 50,000 fans shouting red, he doesn’t have any choice. James Perch did the right thing, in today’s footballing climate.
    I’d even argue that Caroll did, given that when he went down there was players coming back to cover, and he’d taking it away from goal. However it was necky to do it in front of the home crowd, and even worse that he didn’t at least wait for contact.
    Players have to respond to get the most out of the ref. Half the time a wrong call is made regarding a throw-in, corner, or offside, the opposition usually doesn’t make much of a call and doesn’t get it given.

  • 21 geordie1976 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    I think it worth mentioning that regardless if contact was actually made by Reina, the INTENTION was there, violent conduct -and a automatic red!!

  • 22 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    This is a non story.
    Reina deserved red, Perch deserved yellow.
    We had an exchange yesterday about using a fourth official like in Rugby with video evidence for confirming ref’s decisions on the pitch.
    Should be used for ‘is it over the line’ type queries but might support player violence issues so guys don’t have to go down when the ref is unsighted

  • 23 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Players should never assault anouther player no matter how bad or how much play acting is involved.fact is you cnt do it.now play acting and diving during play from a challenge is a different matter.bans should be handed out.

  • 24 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    @toonking i agree, we could have had a penalty, but they could have had two, in that handball, and Williamson climbing over someone (i can’t remember who). I’m not saying we didn’t deserve to win, we hammered them. But that did seem to be the turning point, as from then on we looked like the better team. Up until that moment it was fairly even (even though kenny is seeking some sympathy saying his team bossed first ten minutes)! We could have lost that match at that point, either by that going in, or the handball being spotted and having ten men and a pen to face, that’s all i’m saying.

  • 25 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Anyway Liverpool game gone. We won and they were rubbish.

  • 26 Faddj // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    if anyone gets a minute, please have a look at my blog, I was pitch side at the match on Sunday taking photos as part of the Wembley to Soweto project, cheers.

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

  • 27 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    There was contact by reina.there was a pic in paper and u can clearly see it.but same said if a player thrown a punch and missed.straight red violent conduct.

  • 28 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    GJ89

    Well we made out own luck then – it balances out over a season. If Luiz had been red carded in the Chelsea game our whole season since then would have been different

  • 29 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I am a little gutted that in the last ten minutes of the game (including stoppage) Liverpool had ten men and Enrique in goal, and we didn’t get a shot off.
    If I was Pard’s I’d have been screaming at the team telling them to get one past Enrique, given the way he treated the club when he left.

  • 30 bambams // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I was not able to watch the match live due to work. What really surprised me was perch. . . . . .I thought the lad was a very comfortable player.
    It just goes to show, us bloggers, fans and armchair managers get it wrong more times than we get it right.
    I think the current manager and training staff have done a tremendous job.
    Perchy well done my son. You are one player l did not think would be around for long, mind you i thought that when Pardew took over.
    Well done, just love seeing the toon beat liverpool. . . .

  • 31 Munster Mag // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Reina was an idiot to do this, but Perch let himself down by making such a meal of it. There was no force in the “head butt” and Perch fell like a stone, although I think a shock reaction contributed.

  • 32 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    I can sense a geordie good friday massacre.our sky bet odds have fallen again to finish top four to 10-1. We got people noticing now.we got them fearing us.HWTL

  • 33 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Retrospective punishment does my nut in too. Makes a mockery of the whole game.

    For example, if somebody stamps on an opponent during the first-half, it’s missed by the officials, it’s a tight match, then the offenders team go onto win. The FA intervene days later, plodding into action by congregating around a table – piqued after media and fan’s uproar – deciding to ban the player, accepting he should have been sent off, therefore skewing the result, which is never acknowledged. The irony being, your average fan watching on TV and more irksome the fourth official on pitch-side monitors, can see the evidence on a replay only a few moments after the incident, where if deemed guilty, the match could be immediately stopped and it could be promptly dealt with.

    Formula 1 have stewards, who after a shunt or other flash-point, immediately review and give a verdict, while the race is still going on.

    ARGH! Rant over. :lol:

  • 34 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    @faddj, I had a look at that link that was posted, there’s some great pics on there. I particularly like the sea of heads, and the one of a fan with a 5quid bet on Cisse.

  • 35 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    FlyHigh

    Exactly!

  • 36 toonking // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    i think that yellow card punishment is the problem with these feigning injuries and diving along with other things such as swearing bad tackling etc.
    yellow cards you could say is just a card given for that match because players know that as long as they don’t get a second in the same match and a total of 7 before they get cancelled then i don’t see them have any punishment.
    the way the yellow card should be used is just like it is in rugby whereby a yellow card means you are sent off for a bit time. then players i think will be much more aware of there behavior.
    of course there is still a good chance of controversy because managers will have arguments yellow cards being given when they should not have and vise versa

  • 37 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Roe997

    Good job I took the odds at the back end of January – 50/1 – just wish i’d staked more than a tenner now! :D

  • 38 JTOONJ // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Stop getting yourselves wound up, they’re just in denial about the decline of their club.

  • 39 achtoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Collymore works for a radio call in show so hes just trying to be controversial. Any how a nut straight to the nose can bloody hurt. You do tend to bleed a bit though. Anyone notice suarez go down clutching his face when guti pushed his chest?

  • 40 Ben3arfa // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Stan Collymore is a tosser, he automatically reckoned that the mackems were a better team than us when they appointed Martin O’neill and were in the relegation zone ..

  • 41 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    LiverFoolian Ideology.

    Perch over react’s once. Ban the guy.

    “Hand of God” Suarez, handball’s to get an advantage, spits on people, racially abuses them, kicks them, bites them, dives on a weekly basis, Over react’s on a weekly basis. Give the guy a medal.

    If you want a picture that best describes the meaning of hypocrisy. Look at a photo of the majority of Liver – april – foolians.

  • 42 tony green // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Which was the best out of the three:

    Barton v Arsenal (Gervinho OFF)
    Tiote v 5under1and (Sessegnon OFF)
    Perch v Liverpool (Reina OFF)

    Probably Tiote for me….

    ..though Reina WAS like the icing on the cake.

    Was Perch supposed to stand his ground and have a scrap with Reina there and then because that’s the way it was going? We did get a lot of luck on the day but no-one can convince me that any Liverpool player would have acted any differently if Krul had done that to one of their players..

  • 43 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Pardews fist pump

    Oh man.all the best with that we all wanting it.i really have that feel good feeling with the run.mind i suspect a bombardment from other managers and media around the corner with unsettling rumours eg transfers and contracts.but as we’ve seen with ba contact etc pardew the coolcat got it covered.one of the hardest jobs is keeping players focused happy and together.i have no doubt about pardews man management,he just needs to at the top of his game with the run. HWTL

  • 44 Nick 69 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    https://twitter.com/#!/mjsquires/status/187553710195486723/photo/1

    EXCELLENT WORK PAPISS!!!

  • 45 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    @Achtoon

    Aye, and its not the first time he has done it. This is my personal favourite drama performance by Suarez.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VH0XUra09Y

    Pushed in the rib. Clutches his head as if he took a hammer to the head.

  • 46 toonking // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    roe997 well i did a top4 of 14-1 and a top 6 at 28-10 to avoid a loss but wish i thought of doing them when it was 80-1 for a top 4 and a top 6 prob 8-1

  • 47 GedNUFC4EVA // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I’m guessing that none of the Liverpool backroom staff and Management, or their fans noticed Suarez going down like he’d been smacked by one of the Klitschko brothers, holding on to his face when Jonas put his hand on his chest, the ref saw the incident as did the linesman but on that occasion decided to neither give a free kick to Liverpool, rightly so as it was not a foul,or to do book Suarez which he should have done in my opinion as it was a blatant dive. So if the Liverpool cry babies want Perch banned then so should both Carroll and Suarez, lets see how far they get without them.

  • 48 roe997 // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I also suspect candle face floppy chops arry redneck to start piping up and spouting shite if we start biting at tottenham spurs.look out welly face we are on the march.

  • 49 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I remember the story of collymore durin the world cup of 1998. He was roughing ulrika Johnson up in a bar and a Scotsman walked over and butted collymore, dropping him in the process. So he has first hand experience of being nutted the knob

  • 50 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    @beattie. (I simply can’t call you shitballs, you tone lowerer lol)
    Aye collymore is a total nutsack as is anybody who’d hit a woman

  • 51 achtoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Cisse on twitter now @cissepapiss

  • 52 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    James perch injured? Broken face from reinas brutal headbutt? Lol

  • 53 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    What’s wrong with SHITBALLS?

    It has it’s meaning

    Statistical Hunter of Irrelevant Tranmissions, Blogs and Anything Lacking Logical Sense.

    I love being in the Valley everything smells rosey.

    I am not even worried by Perchinhos injury because in optimism valley we believe Colo will be back!

  • 54 Klatoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Guthrie struggling too but we must maintain the 433, just slot Jonas back in CM and Santon LB.

  • 55 toonking // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Europe qualification next season
    on the last blog i read posts saying ways that we can get in europe even if everton reach final of fa cup
    when it comes to qualification of the europa league next season from my understanding everton getting into the final will halt our chance altogether unless we finish 5th or higher because the qualification of europa from premier league position is better than qualification due to cup as 5th place you get straight into the group stage but with the cups you go through a qualifing stage first so chelsea and tottemham finishing above us will mean they would use league pos for qualification therefore everton would get in through fa cup if they get into final.

  • 56 Toon Tang // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    faddj , excellent shots mate. is that strolla eating a slice of pizza pitchside ?? haha

    that twitter one of cisse holding the sign is funny as well

  • 57 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    If Benfica win do you think Chelsea will capitulate?

  • 58 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    I hope Chelsea win. I know we all want to finish above them in the league and this would help, but I hope they win anyway. I’d rather see a British club doing well, with exception to Barcelona. So Chelsea to win against Benfica then go out to Barcelona. And that to halter their league form and help the toon.

  • 59 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Don’t particularly want Chelsea growing in confidence, a shattering defeat to completely deflalte them for the rest of the season is just what the doctor ordered.

    If they win tonight, and go out to Barca they won’t be too upset becasue they’ll have been beaten by the best club in the world. If they lose a 1 goal advantage in a second leg home tie, that might just be enough to halt the Di Matteo honeymoon ;)

  • 60 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    My money is on Benfica. I expect them to play like Bilbao did against man ure. Rhys what my head says anyway.

    As for my heart, I hope Benfica stuff them 17-0 and every Chelsea player catches Portugese flu. This illness runs riot throughout London and as a result the first team of Chelsea, arsenal and spurs are all unavailable until the end of the season.

    Plausible?

  • 61 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Rhys? That’s

  • 62 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    I can see Chelsea sinking down the table next year along with Liverfool.

    Liverfool are just not an attractive club anymore and Chelsea need about 15 players to become formiddable again. Citeh and man ure will strengthen buy if Redknapp leave spurs will sink back and as for Arsenal I think Podilski is Van Persies replacement and their defence always will look vulnerable.

    Next year we can take 4th spot but we really, really need investment. This summer will once and for all show us the TRUE intentions of our club, owners and management team. Being in ov I’ve got to say it’s going to be an exciting Summer.

    By the way what did I say about Benfica?

    They look good

  • 63 tdt // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Earlier someone said the Perch injury situation had been updated on Lee Ryders’ twitter, could someone with twitter please verify this claim? Thanks.

  • 64 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Maxi Pereira, Benfica’s RB, his contract expires at the end of this season I believe, aged 27 and played 64 times for Uruguay. Interesting watch.

  • 65 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Faddj
    Really good read and pics on there
    Best of wishes for the future

  • 66 Dannyo // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    So, Perch and Guthrie out for Swans, Tav will play for sure, betting Vuckic to take over midfield role.

  • 67 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Thanks Beattie for having your crappy name in bold large type I have to scroll down so your name disappears off the page so I can read your posts without family leaning over my shoulder wondering what on earth this site is about :)

    I think there has been a general decline in the ‘big’ clubs over the last couple of years -Arsenal are holding a run together but look nowhere near as formidable as teams of the past, Chelski have virtually exhausted the world’s supply of ‘top’ managers only to find that it is indeed folly for a billionaire to expect to buy overnight champions time and time again. Now the old guard wo have really ruled the place are knocking on the door of retirement, and a petulant & expensive youth trained by them are following up. Citeh have embarked on the Chelski trail and will burn out far quicker than their peers. Man U seem to have run out of academy talent to ensure their future, and may not have the financial power to buy their way out of trouble. Liverpool are just mugs, living on the past. It looks very much like a new age is dawning where previous upstarts and mid-table botherers such as spurs, everton and our good selves who are run by men who have anticipated the need for more astute financial management, sensible trading and brand building, come into the ascendency.

    Only Arsenal seem to have the brand model to sustain their position but I think we should definitely enjoy a few years of high-profile footy and who knows, maybe some silverware. phew – that was a bit of a diatribe, wannit?

  • 68 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    @ Pardew

    I love how we have all become mini-carrs and 90% of all toon fans have in depth knowledge of who will be on a free this summer!

    I know there was a press release saying we won’t sign free transfers but we deffinatley should. If we signed 4 of the free players we would be immense. If we don’t sgn freebies who will we sign?

    Who would you go for fist pump?

  • 69 Spuggy // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Welcome to twitter papisto!

    @CissePapiss

  • 70 SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I didn’t consider the children!

    I will change my name back!

  • 71 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Maybe if you substitute a few letters with a * so you can remain true to your values ;)

  • 72 Spuggy // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    What about Fartball (AKA Sprouts)

  • 73 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Id spend 70 million bringing in
    colback (sunderland 20 million)
    McEachran (chelsea 25 million)
    Townsend (tottenham 25 milliofbfdcvg
    Dhfxcfdvgfcvgf

    sorry guys. just had to wrestle my phone off Dalgleish

  • 74 Anth // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    I find it highly amusing that stan says all that shit. Well if perch deserves to be banned then what about him for his woman beating escapades. He should not be anyway involved with football weather it be radio or on tv. F****g double standards in my opinion! F u stan! On the flip side just got my ticket for stoke ! HWTL!!!

  • 75 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    hey ho is that Papiss’ first tweet? ‘I wanna speak Geordie’ ? what a guy! :)

  • 76 tdt // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    This Chelsea game is demonstrating what happens when a ref tries to be smart and set an early example for booking every little foul.

    The result is that there’s a second yellow given to someone before 40mins for 2 soft fouls. This match has been totally changed due to this stupid situation.

  • 77 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    @beattie. Replace hunter with predator or punisher.
    Et voila SPITBALLS

  • 78 Toon Tang // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    haha’s at hovis , im sure there would be no wrestling needed though

  • 79 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    @toon tang. true. I just distracted him by saying there was a black fella behind him

  • 80 lualua17 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Geordiejamie89 @ 24 I would rage that if Williamson’s challenge was classed as a pen then so should Skrtl’s hold on Ba it was pretty much the same thing but none of the commentators highlighted that one If that was the case in my eyes it would be 2 pens each.

  • 81 Beattie25 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    I need a new name

  • 82 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Scrap that, he’s been dismissed :lol:

    Beattie

    We have to at least be considering Hoillet, although there’ll be swarms of clubs trying to lure him, think he’d be the ideal replacement/upgrade from Loven . Douglas and Pieters I think are inbound. Then a CM I reckon, Corgnet has been heavily linked earlier in the season, although I’d love for us to get Adam Maher from AZ.

    Who knows what’s in store though. I’m much more relaxed about this approaching summer, compared to last.

  • 83 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    He spun around and spat at him……
    … It was tiote….Liverpool are now in Need of a new monarch

  • 84 Beattie25 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    By the way if perch is injured who do you think will step in and become the new hero?

  • 85 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Pfp. Maher would be a good addition.

  • 86 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    HOVIS
    errrrrrrrr is this tiote banter?????????

  • 87 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Champions League is ruined by refs being too strict. I’ve saw more replays than football so far. Good going Chelsea though. Is it right that we play them just after they play Barcelona if they win tonight?

  • 88 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    cheik tiote can beat the Hulk in an arm wreslting contest ..with his leg.

  • 89 lualua17 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    lol rage!!! I was trying to type argue sorry long day at work lol

  • 90 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    @beattie. Phillipe Albert in a shock return.
    Failing that Colo will be back. Or we’d worryingly have Simpson at cb again with perch. Raylor, santon, tav, ferg as options for fb

  • 91 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    cheik tiote can do a wheelie on a unicycle

  • 92 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Cigarettes smoked by cheik tiote die from lung cancer.

  • 93 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    @Nufc786.
    Aaaargh. I had a relapse. I thought id quit tiote banter.
    Do you just hang around waiting for it? Lol

  • 94 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Seriously lads please don’t…

  • 95 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    When Cheik tiote plays hide and seek, even google can’t find him.

  • 96 lualua17 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Beattie 25 @83 he might try tavernier there I have seen him play CB a couple of times. If not he would probably go with Simpson. Personally if that situation comes about why not try Santon there he is quick and tall however not sure of his strength though and he would need to be disciplined and stay at CB.

  • 97 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    HOVIS
    errrrrrrrr no its just been along time since i wellllllllll started it then gave up just thought to relive the past you know?

  • 98 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    @88 no worries. Anyone know which player it is that’s supposed to be a done deal? Newcastle admitted they’ve as good as signed one player, but i’ve found different names on different sites. It looks to me to be Erik Pieters?

  • 99 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    @93 i know. I even started annoying myself. Im sorry for unleashing that with my slight tiote comment.

  • 100 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    ummmmmmmmmm against swansea……… we shud look at when everton played against them in their home stadium. moyes’s tactics were superb…. pardew if ur reading this take the hint please………

  • 101 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Gerrard and Lampard now have pictures of Tiote up in their bedrooms.

  • 102 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    @97 Douglas possible on a bosman. As for us saying we aren’t signing any free players…. Well with agents fees etc. No player is actually free. So might be playing games there
    @Nufc786 ok now you’ve had your hit lol. I know your a good lad really

  • 103 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    geordiejamie89
    err why though? i know tiotes the greatest inspiration on earth but why?????????????

  • 104 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I agree. Swans play pretty football but crumble when harried. They have good players for passing the ball about but they can’t handle being pressured. Thats how everton and tottenham went into the games against them

  • 105 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Yea we look likely to sign Douglas and Pieters. Hopefully Corgnet and I’m not too sure striker wise yet. Depends if Demba signs new contract.

  • 106 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    If Perch is out well erm um erm…

    Do you think Tav will stat in the CB berth? Don’t think I want to see either santon or simmo in there. Are you SURE we don’t have anyone else left? What about that Kadar lad, I hear he’s ok :)

  • 107 Spreadthetoon // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Its sour grapes…lets face it our boys are playing better and supporting one another as a team….Liverpool are just capitulating.
    Here’s to the boy’s pushing up the table and asking questions of the other teams around them. Chelsea, Spurs and the Gunners are all within our reach.

    Howay the lads.

  • 108 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    HOVIS
    glad u agree walked in the var the other day started this conversation about it and the lads started cursing of liverpool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont ask how that happened
    plus alot of carroll slagging

  • 109 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    I guarantee Gerald doesn’t have that poster. He plays at king kennys klanfield. Only reason Glenn Johnson is still there is because he hides his skin colour under a white hood and robe.

  • 110 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    @tsunki lol. That was deemed acceptable patter by some in December

  • 111 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Who gives a s**t wot dogger collymore thinks about anything!PS Keep ur alis beattie we all know why u chose s**t balls u naughty BOY,suits ya no end!! NJOY ur footy banter but clearly ur a knobheed. U even may av frequented similar car parks 2 collyBOLLOCKS!!

  • 112 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Gerrard not Gerald.

  • 113 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    @Tomtoon7 on your phone?

  • 114 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    @107 so they changed the subject?

  • 115 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    too true

  • 116 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    What’s the crack with John Terry’s racism charge? It still after the Euros?

  • 117 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Big thumbs cheick,soz

  • 118 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    HOVIS
    errrrrrrrr no too mch drink u see when one mentions liverpool and everton you know????????

  • 119 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    @115 think so aye. Hilariously convenient

  • 120 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    @116 to order a special dialling wand mash your hand on the keypad now.

  • 121 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    expect 4pts from nxt2 games wil take6 before nxt wkend off,then bring on stoke&wigan.HWTL

  • 122 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Cheick lol I think tomtoon actually meant to type:

    Disregard Mr Collymore, he is ill-informed and of low morale fibre. Beattie I would suggest you retain your alias, it does not affect my high regard for your opinion, although I suspect we would not necessarily be acquaintances; perhaps because you may share the same questionable extracurricular pursuits as the aforementioned radio pundit.

    Damn predictive text! :)

  • 123 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Here here tsunki!

  • 124 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    @tsunki
    A far more articulate paragraph my chum. You have helped to no end in assisting me in my understanding of this so called “street language”.
    One actually thought tom toon may have been possessed and speaking in tongues.
    My thanks again tsunki. Top notch translating.

  • 125 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    no really lads whose going cb?

  • 126 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Cheick – One does try to be of service. :)

  • 127 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Oh and er…. tally ho the toon

  • 128 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Oh and er…. tally ho to the toon

  • 129 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Bloody phone.
    Er…. Simpson and willo cb Jonas lb and Raylor rb

  • 130 BringBackTav // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Pardew has listened!

  • 131 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Just had a thought – one of the first woodwork projects I had as a lad was to make a football rattle! They were all the rage once, apparently. Think for a moment – could you imagine doing a vuvuzela-type swamp of SJP last home game of season to celebrate our certain 4th and CL spot!!!!! No idea where you’d buy one though, that was the flaw in my plan. that and they look really lame. And they’d be really dangerous. That’s three flaws then. Oh and we might not get in the ground.

  • 132 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    @129 what have i missed?

  • 133 thornus84 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Does anyone have 2 Swansea tickets for sale or no where I can get any from?

  • 134 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    BringBackTav – how long you been in that cupboard lad ha ha?

  • 135 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    cheick @131 – his name?

  • 136 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    @tsunki yeah and we should all bring fireworks and invade the pitch too ;)

  • 137 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    @tsunki. Oh…….(shuts door on way out)

  • 138 Mste89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    All this about play acting and diving, no one else see suarez grabbing his face after jonas swung his arm, then he realised the ref was having none of it so he just stopped and ran off? Mid way through second half I think it was

  • 139 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    cheick nowhere did I say it was a GOOD idea, just a thought. A bad one apparently.The other one involved a horse and an effigy of Derek Llambias dressed as a Japanese admiral.

  • 140 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    oh and Stan Collymore in a Berlingo with blacked out windows.

  • 141 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Ey Ey and what about the little racist clapping sarcastically every time a decision went against him? Surely a yellow for that?

  • 142 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Tsunki i prefer that idea

  • 143 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    And a red card for his offensive little grin

  • 144 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Did Adrian chiles say he’ll have a good old worry about his semi against Barcelona?

  • 145 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    SAnton CB with Willo if needed,tried n failed with simpson their.Raylor LB.Tally ho<Chocks away lol

  • 146 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    TomToon -Huzzah!

    Hopefully, Perchinho’s ‘knock’ is just that and he will actually start – it would be a shame if our momentum was abruptly halted and all or collective euphoria doused with freezing water by a crap defeat in sunny Wales, isn’t it? I don’t think my nerves pants or finger ends could stand another makeshift back line!

  • 147 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    lookin forward 2nxt 7games sooo much,wid momemtum & no more pesky injuries surely we can make europa qualification!! Don my hat 2 perch,e has finally come good in Toon shirt!!HWTL

  • 148 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Bloody Shola Ameobi will be starting at CB soon!

  • 149 tomtoon7 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    That’ll please Indian magpie no end lol

  • 150 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    BTW as i’ts a slow news day in that curious hinterland twixt massive wins (ok no need to get carried away) I thought I’d use the power of alcohol to mention what I have been thinking regarding Ed’s Blog (no matter how many times I say that it still sounds medical).

    I have to admire anyone who can persist in creating a lively atmosphere for largely pointless but consistently entertaining NUFC banter. Although, compared to many, I have not been posting for very long, I have come to appreciate this blog for being probably the choice of the three that currently champion the name of our club. This is because of the sheer volume of comments per post, the amount of articles, and the lack of egos in it’s populace. Even the fact that it is the blog of choice for invading mackems qualifies it as blog champion. What I suppose I am saying is hats off to ED, for his dedication even though he has apparently gone through some tough times ( my sympathy as someone minus a kidney due to the dreaded C) and very long may it continue.

    I’ll be ok in a minute……..

  • 151 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    geordiejamie89 – lol but then…… hang on what if…..

    BTW I read your great rant on a previous post. Thought I’d tell you that because I am also a past master at releasing an epic must-read ( in my mind at least) and then noticing a new article has come up and everyone’s moved on…. :)

  • 152 Faddj // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    if anyone gets a spare minute, please have a look at my blog, I was pitch side at the match on Sunday taking photos as part of the Wembley to Soweto project, cheers.

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

  • 153 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    ho ho edf energy advert making me laugh. I know it’s really random.

  • 154 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    @Tsunki i love a good rant. Mostly facts and good opinion though, with a bit of turd every now and again.

  • 155 Tsunki // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    geordiejamie89 – never forget the turd part or everyone will agree with you! :)

  • 156 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Who came up with the news on Perchy being injured???

  • 157 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Marty-Toon
    lee ryder

  • 158 Dannyo // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Likely lineup against Swans;

    ——————-Krul——————
    Simmo – Tavernier – Willo – Gutti
    ——Cabaye – Tiote – Vuckic——
    ———-Cisse – Ba – HBA———-

    That’s my guess. Could also be a 4-5-1 to cover the defense a bit extra due to it’s frailties atm. Points are better than free flowing footy at this point. Atleast until Collo returns.

  • 159 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Hahahaha – is anyone watching ‘Sexism in Football?’ on Beeb 1? Gabby Logan’s anecdote about Sir Bobby? Why haven’t I heard that before!? Hilarious. :lol:

  • 160 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Agreed Dannyo point win prizes

  • 161 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    ——————-Krul——————
    Simmo – Tavernier – Willo – Gutti
    ——Cabaye – Tiote – Gosling——
    ———-Hba – Ba – cisse———-

    pards i think will perfer gosling

  • 162 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Isn’t Tav just back from injury too?
    He hasn’t been tried at this level
    One thing goin for him is that he’s played games.
    Kadar is at least tried at this level and showed great potential.
    Again he musta done something ridiculous to piss AP off so much to not get a look in even when we’re struggling

  • 163 geordiejamie89 // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Hopefully Perch will play, or is he definately out?

  • 164 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    a program about sexism in football. Presented by Gabby Logan……..

    …..I bet she loves it up the arse.

  • 165 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    More importantly. Why is she not in the kitchen?

  • 166 Tsunki // Apr 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    cheick man for crying out loud ease off …. :)

  • 167 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Apr 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Ssfgbdvcfg…..

    Sorry just had to wrestle my phone off Andy gray

  • 168 GeordieToon89 // Apr 5, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Just wondering what happens to the 5th place Europa League entry if Chelsea win the Champions League?

  • 169 BringBackTav // Apr 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    I think that Tavernier can do a job for us this season and moving forward he has a future anywhere along the back 4

  • 170 gonufc // Apr 5, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Sorry Ed but I completely disagree. Diving/ feigning injury should get a 1 match ban, however not this time for Perch as you cannot suddenly start this- it should be made official from next season.

    Also-
    “we suppose he wanted James sent off and Pepe slapped on the back for head-butting Perch.”
    That’s ludicrous. Criticising Perch is not the same as supporting/ acquitting Reina nor is this a sectarian club issue. It was pathetic, showed a complete lack of class, integrity and dignity and tainted what I thought was a MotM performance from Perch.

  • 171 Kc-Toon // Apr 5, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Thats a very good question, Back when liverpool won the champions league and finished 5th, they got a place in the qualification rounds of the champions league, alongside everton who had finished 4th, but as for the rules now, im not sure, and as to were that would leave newcastle :| hmmm

  • 172 cyprus // Apr 5, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Simpson on Dowie’s team of the week. Funny how many of the fans don’t rate him at all… (yep, that’s you!)

  • 173 Indian Magpie // Apr 5, 2012 at 5:31 AM

    dont know abt simpson i dont rate ian dowie

  • 174 liamHWTT // Apr 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    this is a fun webpage:

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/form-guide.html?tableView=homeAwayTotalComparison

  • 175 Kc-Toon // Apr 5, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    Spent a while making this video, Perch vs Liverpool, Be ideal for the lads that never saw the game, to see just part of our game.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-DbccunpVk
    Thinking about doing a player every week, Depending on that we havnt just lost 5-0 to totteham that week..
    Few likes and so on would be kindly appreciated anarl

  • 176 wilko // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    I know it’s absolute rubbish liverpool are talking , but I don’t like to tempt fate , I don’t want to see them suddenly have a good turn round in fortune and do us for Europe at the last and break our hearts , I’m so sick of that sort of thing happening to us, let’s not put the commentator’s curse on them, haway the lads

  • 177 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    You have to understand why many Liverpool supporters and players don’t like us and wanting us to fail. It’s because they spent a lot of money for our players and turned out to be utter rubbish for them, they feel being cheated by us :P
    When you are doing unxepectedly well, a lot of people want to see fall.

  • 178 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    If PErch do get banned like Cabaye, who will play CB with Willo?
    Simmo? Raylor? Santon?Tav?Streete?Tiote?

  • 179 ardenTOON // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    A good write up about Cisse, while he was still in the bundesliga. Have a look guys
    http://www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/raphael_honigstein/12/08/freiburg.papiss.cisse/index.html

  • 180 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    off topic:
    Emerson (Benfica) looks good, he is LB/CB. Strong and quick. I think he is better than Pieters, Pieters is inconsistent imo especially England vs Holland game, he got beaten easily.
    Btw I watched Bolton last few games, Ryo Miyachi also looks very good. He is good on the ball, very qucik, very very good crosser and good dead ball specialist. He is much better crosser than any of our wingers and consistent.

  • 181 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    I hope Barca doesn’t win UCL. Whatt a bullshit referee!!
    Milan is really unlucky, even Danny Alves realized it.

  • 182 Toon_Tom // Apr 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Any news on Captain Fantastic’s fitness for tomorrow??

  • 183 Owldman // Apr 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Sorry to put a spoke in the works lads but i do hope Jonas does not start at LB on Friday Routeledge will skin him with his pace Bellamy did it but his crossing was woeful,may be back to the West Brom line up

  • 184 Les Grossman // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    To all those whining about perch feigning injury, a few points!!
    First of all reina showed intent! OFF
    Secondly if perch had done it to him, would he have stood up and took it? NOPE
    If you were to send players off for feigning injury you would have have minimal players on the park!! FACT
    Thirdly, why has no one mentioned the Cabaye incident? Suarez didn’t touch him but he hit the deck quicker than perch saying Suarez had kicked him off the ball?
    My last point proving sending players off for feigning injury would ruin the game just as equally as the act itself!!!
    So stop the f*****g whining and look forward! Reina deserves to go whether he butted perch or not! The intent was there!!
    Bet it was the same f11ckers on here who feign when Williamson and collo got a ban for elbowing an butting Bolton players last season…… Oh but that’s all forgot now and Rooney escaping punishment for elbowing some frigga in the dish!!
    Have a realistic view man folks not some tunnel visioned wank!

  • 185 Les Grossman // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Oh and ps. Watch the incident again! Did perch actually touch reina in the first place when he hit the deck like a sack of horse shite?

  • 186 gonufc // Apr 5, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    @Les Grossman – For the last F***ckin time- criticising Perch is not absolving Reina!!

    Surely you need to stop being an apologist and say that act is not acceptable regardless of relativising it to other players and acts.

    I am a Newcastle fan and him being a Newcastle player does NOT make it acceptable. I want to see the team play with dignity.

  • 187 davis_toons // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    james DIdnt got yellow for making more of it than was needed ..

    It was because he did a tackle / last min dash at the GK and suppose it shld be a foul (Free Kick) but Pool GK got up and headbutt james and he got red instate.




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