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Why Newcastle Don’t Need Bassong Or Huddlestone

6:56 pm, Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 396 Comments

We saw that Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has signed former Newcastle center-back Sebastien Bassong from Spurs, and that another Tottenham player, central midfielder Tom Huddlesdtone is available for a season long loan deal.

Seb Bassong while at Newcastle for one season

Since Bassong left Newcastle when the club was down and out in the summer of 2009 for £8M, he has not progressed too much at Spurs, and the Cameroon International was unable to nail down a first team spot at the London club, and in three seasons down south he only made 44 first team appearance for Tottenham.

And we also understand that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias were not too happy the way he forced his way out of Newcastle three years ago, when the team was down and almost out, after being signed one year earlier from FC Metz for around £500K.

So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Newcastle were not interested in bringing the player back to Tyneside, and Seb played on loan at Wolves earlier this year, but was unable to save them from being relegated.

But of course Bassong was excellent in the 30 games he played for Newcastle in our relegation season, and he was our Player of the Season three years ago, but he’s probably not good enough to make the Newcastle first team these days.

Newcastle are hoping that youngsters like 19 year-old Curtis Good and local lad 17 year-old Remie Streete,  can come through this season in the center-back position,  and force their way into the first team squad and join Fab Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor and of course James Perch, who played solidly for Newcastle ate center-back last Saturday.

25 year-old Tom Huddlestone is a good player, and a loan deal at Newcastle could have been interesting,  but with Anita now signed from Ajax, and players like Dan Gosling, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic and recently signed Gael Bigirimana,  all young central midfielders coming through the ranks on Tyneside, we don’t need him either.

Life moves on and so do Newcastle United, and the Magpies are probably okay at the moment in central midfield, as long as we keep our two starters Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote this summer.

So it’s not really surprising that Newcastle were not interested in either player.

What do you think – comments welcome.

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396 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    I’ve always really liked Huddlestone- would like him on a cheap loan if he can stay injury free- supremely talented I think.

  • 2 pardews plan B // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Bassong a guy who looked good for us and shite since

  • 3 pardews plan B // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    @gonufc its a shame bout his injury record

  • 4 dmac // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    I mentioned a while back when this huddlestone rumour first appeared. His agent is called Gary Porter (ex mackem) and he goes to the gym with me. I asked and he told me no truth in a deal and there has been no interest.

    Please im not trying to claim to be an itk, before the torrent of abuse occurs i just happen to know the guy lol.

  • 5 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Huddlestone’s got a peach of a shot like

  • 6 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    cant remember which spurs manager it was thought huddlestone would make a really good centre half, i agree with that, very composed, right height etc

  • 7 belgrade fan // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Good is not going to be our 3rd CB, he is a 19 came from shit Australian league, does anyone think he can just play in the strongest league?? no. at least 2 more seasons. Perch can not play against strong, tall strikers, thatswhy we had Norwich and Chelsea last season..
    WE NEED CB or we will be in a huge problem again

  • 8 DraperNUFC10 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Follow me on twitter Daniel_Draper95, I’ll follow back!! Plenty of NUFC tweets aswell ;) HWTL

  • 9 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    News on twitter is that both us and Fulham have agreed a deal for Douglas. Probably bullsh*t, but good news if true!

  • 10 DraperNUFC10 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Follow me on twitter @Daniel_Draper95, I’ll follow back!! Plenty of NUFC tweets aswell ;) HWTL

  • 11 nufc7lad // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Would rather have Huddlestone in our squad than Dan Gosling any day of the week. Could always loan out Gosling to say Norwich to make way for Huddlestone. He’s been playing premier league football for the past 6 years. He’s 26 this year, so he’s in the peak of his career. He has got a beast of a shot on him. Plus Why dont we move for Michael Dawson? Same age as Willo and is miles better. 7 years of premier league exp, reckon we could get 2 top years out of him, so we could give him a 3 year deal. Always worth paying extra for proven premier league experience

  • 12 st0r3z // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Any truth on the twente agreeing fee with us n fulham?? Up to douglas to pick between the 2?

  • 13 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    americangeordie from last thread

    spot on there mate altough i think wel sign him for between 12-15 million on about 40 grand a week with chance to improve his wages if he meets scoring targets

    id have him back definately

  • 14 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    @Draper – stop begging for crappy twitter friends….

  • 15 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    i think in remi street, adam campbell and the other older lads on the edges of the first team we have a very bright future ahead

  • 16 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    belgrade@ 7

    So you reckon Carr, Pards, MA and Llambias have all made a massive mistake in bringing Good over here and geiving hime SIX year contract ?

    I know who’s judgement I’d prefer

  • 17 Wandering Geordie // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Twente Chairman Joop Munsterman has confirmed the Magpies and the Cottagers are in the running and it could come down to where the player wants to go if both are willing to meet the £4.5million asking price.

    “The clubs [Newcastle and Fulham] have expressed an interest to want to do business,” he revealed. “We have not heard anything concrete yet, but if a proper offer is made, we will sell him because he will leave next year on a free transfer.”

  • 18 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    according to a couple of my journo mates newcastle already told carroll’s agent what they’d be willing to pay in wages and carroll has already said itd be acceptable…. dunno how much truth there is in it tho
    Was actually out on a night out with Andy Carroll (and about 50 others) a year ago in newcastle after sunderland played liverpool, one of his mates was hooking up with one of mine, AC was absolutely wrecked by the end of the night like, didnt get to speak to him really but he didnt seem like a baby bently, wasnt flashing the cash or arrogant or anything, just seemed like he wanted to be a normal person, he is however a massive chavvy! lol

  • 19 belgrade fan // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    No, f…ng y dont understand me…. He is a FUTURE, but for NOW we need new CB… I said- he cant play on high level at least 2 more seasons bcos he is young and unexperienced…

  • 20 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    If Douglas goes to Fulham it’ll be because of the Jol connection and the respect he is held in, or because he wants the big city.
    If we really want him then we’ll offer him slightly better personal terms. If he wants the Toon he will sign for us.
    Otherwise we’ll bring on a youngster or two….not ideal for the short term but the jury is out on how good he is.
    on here with some very mixed opinions posted.

  • 21 Tommyy // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    If Douglas comes in we can kiss goodbye to Debuchy (seems to be pretty much dead in the water anyway) . Can’t see us signing Carroll either, I think we’re ok until Jan at least if we get Douglas. Our squad is nicely balanced now and our first 11 really is excellent ( weak links being Simpson and Santon ) Santon is always improving though and great going forward.
    I’m quietly optimistic really.

  • 22 Tonytoon73 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    MFH That’s you told. Ha ha

  • 23 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    I’m sure that Bassong upset a few of our players with the way he left the club and his behaviour so its no surprise that he wasn’t on our radar

  • 24 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    A Striker would be nice!

    With Best and Lovenkrands have both gone, what is going to happen when the Afican Cup of Nations is on in January 2013?

    Cisse and BA will both be there again and we don,t have much if any cover for them for that Period?

    Or am i worried about nowt?

  • 25 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    belgrade

    If he is that good (no pun) then he’ll get regular games throughout the next two years, especially if he turns in a solid game. . It’s not like he’s Campbells age. Agree he might not reach his full potential for a couple of seasons though, but I suspect they have spotted a more mature talent than you say.

  • 26 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    magpies flyhigh

    if he wants be part of a bigger better squad at a bigger club with european football hel come here,

    if he wants to be a big fish in a small pond playing every week hel go to fulham, (small pond obviously meaning the club not the city)

  • 27 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    MFH

    Douglas may also want first team football also, which he could struggle to get with is if both Saylor and Colo are both fit and on form

  • 28 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    @jayphoto,hahaha,journo mates love it

  • 29 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    newexpatmag

    they might not be at the afcon, theyv gotta beat the favourites ivory coast to qualify, i think wed be alright anyway, shola, sammy, vukic, benny and campbell can all play there

  • 30 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    *with us*

  • 31 rainrix // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    ExPat…. Senegal have to beat the ivory coast to get through to the acon. So we lose either cheick or the dembas. Still reckon we need another striker anyway.

  • 32 belgrade fan // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Yes, he ll get a chance throw FA cup, carling and maybe Europe, but I want to say we need to have excellent CB if Colo and ST are injured, Willo is f…ng shit, that man is the worst player in our team, cost us 2 much..
    and I cant believe we sold 2 strikers without replacement..

  • 33 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    @darrenfletcher88 just gotta clarify my friend, not claiming to be ITK – just im a photographer, I’ve worked at a few premier league clubs (not newcastle unfortunately) and as a photographer the people you meet the most are journalists!

  • 34 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Our third kit is lime and blue………………?

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/photo-newcastle-uniteds-new-third-kit-201213-confirmed/?

  • 35 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    JB

    Douglas would get pretty regular appearances.
    CBs are in a high maintenance position and tend to get injured. If we get good runs in Europe and Cups we’ll need 3 top starters at CB

  • 36 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Journos no f@ck all.sooner the people relise that the better!!

  • 37 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Belgrade

    We don’t disagree about the need for another CB (see comments about Douglas) . but I think Good will prove to be a better signing than you do- that’s all.

    Strikers is another ball game altogether :-)

  • 38 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    ppl saying douglas wouldnt get in over staylor really must not have watched him play, him n colo would b a great partnership

  • 39 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    JB i like it i need to get all 3 1 down 2 to go

  • 40 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    MFH

    I agree mate, but he’s not going to be guaranteed to starting position, I’d love to see us sign him but there many, many reasons he could choose Fulham over us

  • 41 Magpie from Lithuania // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    What about Drenthe, Pietrers or Douglas and Carroll? IS THERE ANY CHANCE ON THE CARROLL SAGA, or we wait untill January?

  • 42 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Bassong would’ve been a good signing 2/3 years ago. I don’t rate Huddlestone. We definitely need another centre back. Perch can be used as fourth choice.

    We need Debuchy in as Simpson isn’t committed to the club. Debuchy makes Simpson look like a pub player. It will affect Cabaye’s performances if we don’t sign Debuchy.

    We also need a striker to put pressure on Ba and Cisse.

  • 43 belgrade fan // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    And just 1 more FB and than we can really chalenge for a CL…
    but with Willo and Simmi- no way

  • 44 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    carroll could happen he dosent want to b there, they dont want him, he has apparently told them he wont go anywere but nufc which means they have to take our deal

  • 45 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    How do folks rate Buttner ?

  • 46 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    kets – ive never heard so much rubbish of course its not gonna affect cabaye if debuchy dosent come, hes big boy he dosent need debuchy to hold his hand at the club

  • 47 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    James Troisi has signed a 4 year contract with Juve

  • 48 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    daybtoon

    iv got a feeling he will be here this window, but liverpool have said it needs to be sorted this week if hes leaving so theyve got time to get sum1 in, just have to wait and see really

  • 49 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    michu is the deal of the window so far cant believe swansea got him for 2mil

  • 50 2_goal_tino // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    God, I didn’t realise Miguel Veloso joined Kiev. Only 7 million euros as well, absolute bargain. No need for him now we’ve got Anita, but I’ve always liked him.

  • 51 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Ashley will push the Carroll move as far as possible in the hope that the longer it takes the more willing Liverpool will be to get him off their books

  • 52 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    gateshead-mag i reckon it will happen n for less than west ham were gonna pay aswell

  • 53 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    fair play to james troisi! always thought he’d make it here to be honest and he’s looked a cracking player in Turkey!

  • 54 papattack // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    kets what are you talking about simmo isnt commited to the club?? he hasnt signed a new contract yes, but whenever he plays hes as commited as anyone on the pitch.

    debuchy is untested in the premier league so you cant make comparisons, stats wise they are very similar debuchy is just slightly more attacking.

  • 55 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    jack lad i follow on twitter never tweets transfer info big nufc fan but he has with carroll this week n reckons is info is spot on n that fee is all but agreed n could even b announced by end of this week just have to wait n see

  • 56 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    I really hope not.

  • 57 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    simpson gets slated but he is actually a brilliant defender hes just not that good going forward

  • 58 2_goal_tino // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    The troisi transfer is one of those weird loan ones they do in Italy, where the big clubs essentially buy the player for another club. He’s going to Atlanta and Juve are getting a player from them in return. Fair play to him though, apparently he turned down an offer twice as large from Qatar so that he cold play in Serie a.

  • 59 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Getting Carrol back comes with two great benefits

    1, we get a local lad and great young player back home
    2, we get him back for a price that yet again shows Liverpool to be completely clueless

  • 60 seantoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Sorry don’t know whether I’ve missed it but why isn’t debuchy playing for Lille?

  • 61 papattack // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    davybtoon agreed, i think he’s so underrated

  • 62 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    davybtoon

    i wouldnt say he was a brilliant defender, he often gets caught out of position or skinned, one thing you always know though is he’l give his all,

    probably get shouted at in a minute for talking about simpson hahahaha

  • 63 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    seantoon

    he got injured playing for france didnt he?

  • 64 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    “It will affect Cabaye’s performances if we don’t sign Debuchy.”

    Oh, that’s a fact is it?

    My word, there is some utter shit posted on here.

  • 65 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    I wonder if MA’S brinkanship will mean we don’t do a deal for AC til January. He does seem to like making people sweat..regardless of the Fool wanting to ship him out now..

    davyb

    Nobody will ever convince Kets that Simmo and Willo are decent players, even if not bluechip. He hates them both with a loathing that most Toon fnas reserve for Mackems.

  • 66 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    tds

    look at the source man, what did you expect hahaha

  • 67 IFC.Toon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    No Debuchy for Lille not even on the bench in their champions league game. Hmmmmm…..

  • 68 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    JB

    and how would we play AC ?

    Wouldn’t you prefer Remy ?

  • 69 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    we dont know who were gonna sign but i believe we will see at least 2 more players come in b4 next friday

  • 70 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    nice save from fraiser forster there, a shame to see him go really but hes never gunna be better than tim krul and deserved first team football

    good luck fella!

  • 71 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    It’s great how we never hear about the Dembae getting off their faces. A bit like Beardo back in the day – professional athletes. We weeded out barton and carroll and the only prat we have left now is ranger.

    it shows carroll for what he is saying he will only leave for NUFC. Talk about holding a club to ransom. I still see the images of that grin and ” I came here to win things” quote and the badge kissing. If he wasn’t a geordie we wouldn’t be getting this rubbish. Only player I’d have back from there is Enrique.

  • 72 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    mfh carroll would b a sub to start for me like n yes i would perfer remy

  • 73 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    i swear Kets hasn’t seen any of the players he recommends actually live! Debuchy is a decent right back, nothing more! He’s not a million times better than simmo tbh, at the euro’s he had 1 very good game and then a shocker! Lacks pace and often gets caught too far forward! He is however good on the ball with a decent distribution! Cissokho is woeful! He was very very good for 1 season at Porto, hes been dire for 2 years now at lyon!
    For full backs, the best right back in france for me is Azpilicueta and the best left back i’ve seen is henri bedimo

  • 74 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Debuchy is injured, no?

  • 75 seantoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Cheers Gateshead forgot about that

  • 76 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    MFH

    I’d take either of them mate tbh, I just think that Carroll gives us a different option, route one football maybe something that everyone hate’s to see but on times it could be a tactic to win us a game, while Remy is more in the mould of Ba and Cisse (not a bad thing I know) but either of them would greatly improve our squad

  • 77 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    IFC.toon he’s injured u dick head!!

  • 78 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    I don’t get these people who say so and so always gives it his all. Shouldn’t that be a given?

  • 79 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    u know why i would have carroll back bcoz u just know he will b brilliant again once hes in black n white

  • 80 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    jay henri bedimo now there a player i reckon we could get cheap

  • 81 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Chris Conway ?@Chris_Conway
    My colleague @sunechograham reporting a source has told him Newcastle Utd have entered the race for Adam Johnson. #NUFC #NEfollowers #mcfc

  • 82 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    I’d imagine this Carroll nonsense was us having one eye on Demba leaving. If we signed the lad now it’d be ridiculous.

    All we’d be doing would be giving Liverpool the money to buy a striker better than Carroll – and that’s exactly what they’d do.

  • 83 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Haha, typical. One player who I really like/ rate, ketsbaia doesn’t….
    Can’t say it’s making me doubt myself…

  • 84 IFC.Toon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Darren Fletcher 88

    Oii simmer down. Before you jump the gun and start calling me names, speculation is that he is not playing because of the reception he will get from the Lille fans

  • 85 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    @rotonda – i actually feel enrique was worse than carroll as he strung the club along for moves regarding whether he’d sign or not! Think carrolls head was turned by money but then who\s wouldn’t be! But the carroll transfer left us better off, the enrique transfer really didnt!

  • 86 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    rotonda

    it should be yes, but not all players give 100% week in week out, simpson does, although i believe even at 100% we should be looking at a higher calliber of player to push us on

    darren fletcher

    haway less of the name calling man ne need for it

  • 87 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Rotonda

    It should be a given, but haven’t we seen enough players down the years who don’t?

  • 88 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Carroll is the past, Campbell is the future with no off the field crap, ie having to be nursed by Nolan, hitting women and getting his car set on fire.

    How is carroll another option? Ba and Cisse are giants if we want to go route 1, but with way better ability on the ground. After what we achieved, ie come 5th without carroll, I just don’t get it.

  • 89 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    dawson to qpr for 9mill

  • 90 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    tds we need a striker we only hav 3 unless we promote campbell

  • 91 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    @ IFC.Toon – yeah alot of Lille fans think he is feigning injury because he fears the reception he’ll get! if thats the case i hope we don’t sign him! Xisco did that a few years ago i remember, can’t condone earing 1000′s a week doing a dream job like being a footballer and refusing to play

  • 92 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    really hope campbell starts on thursday

  • 93 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    i think carrol would give us an extra option, for everyone saying wed have to play hoofball, not we wouldnt carrol is good along the floor with a good shot, he thrives on balls into the box, which we already do, no-need to change the way we play,

    also hes learned a valuable lesson so if he came back i honestly think hed finish his career here,

  • 94 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    We need a better striker than Carroll. For that money, Liverpool will simply go and buy a better striker than Carroll.

    And Campbell may be good, yes. But everyone’s talking like he’s the new Maradona after a 5 minute cameo against Cardiff.

  • 95 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    @davy
    I saw that, footballs gone mad!

  • 96 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    @TDS
    U’ve got it all wrong mate, he’s the new Messi/Gascoigne/Rooney.

  • 97 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    anyway regardless of what any of us think if pardew thinks carrol will add to the sqaud i for one will trust him

  • 98 Kyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Echo’s Graeme Anderson reckons we’re in for Adam Johnson.

  • 99 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Carroll is a lot better with the ball at his feet than people give the lad credit for and he’s far better in the air than both Ba and Cisse, if we play down the flanks with crosses coming into the box there are few better players around than Carroll to thrive off quality service and he’s still only 23

  • 100 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    dannyo seen the johnson thing on twitter its come from a mackem journo n he reckons his source is spot on hes bricking it n praying it aint true haha

  • 101 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    If Carroll was available for a reasonable price, I’d take him back, 100%.

    But over £10m? Nonsense..

  • 102 HullMag6 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Lol

    Just thought, pieters appearance has it been part of a mind game. Debuchy not playing for lille, is something immenent?

  • 103 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    i know we hav alot of wingers but adam johnson at 10mill is a bargain n would b brilliant in our team

  • 104 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    TDS

    Tickets for next thu go on public sale tomorrow mate

  • 105 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    its quiet on here the night mind, has everyone gone into hibernation till thursday night??

  • 106 WWYCD // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    And am back boyos what have I missed?

    Johnson, Carroll, Douglas, Remy and Debuchy seem to be topics of conversations oui?

  • 107 Kyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    HullMag

    Debuchy is injured.

  • 108 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    eaststand

    do you know if youl be able to buy tickets on the night?, me and a couple of me mates are going to go over for it, 15 quid a ticket cant go wrong

  • 109 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    tickets only 15 for adults n 5 for kids for the home leg

  • 110 t00ntime // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Anyone noticed the banner has been changed? Anita has been added

    (only just noticed xD dont know how long its been changed lol)

  • 111 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Adam Johnson?

    Yes Flippin Please.

  • 112 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    eaststand

    Thanks mate – am I looking at it right, and I can only buy 1 ticket (as a non-member) ?

  • 113 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Hopeful crosses are just playing the percentages and most get headed away by defenders facing away from their own goal.

    Through balls and cut backs on the deck are statiscally way more effective.

    If people too off their black nd white specs surely we could do better than carroll and get a different option for the same money.

  • 114 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Hope we do go in for AJ

    Gateshead i reckon you should be able to mate i ordered mine yesterday £15 is a bargin

  • 115 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    toontime

    was done at the weekend i think

  • 116 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Johnson on the left, Benny on the Right, Ba and Cisse up top, I can hear the leagues defenders legs shaking already ;)

  • 117 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    @davy
    Johnson is a good player, but come on!
    We’re after him ontop of Marvuex, Jonas, Sammy and Fergy?
    Get real.

  • 118 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Rotonda I seem to remember those hopeful crosses into the box almost winning us the league under Keegan

  • 119 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    TDS
    you should be able to get as many as you want they will let you know on the phone mate and dont forget to book the stadium tour for your lass :-)

  • 120 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    He’s a dreadful defender. That’s why we conceded so many goals away from home last season which cost us a champions league spot. I will never forgive him.

  • 121 davybtoon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    dannyo we need another player who can do what hba can n create stuff from nothing johnson can do that although i dare say we could get better from europe for 3/4mill

  • 122 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    BREAKING NEWS!!! My sources tell me that sources and journos are full off pap,and that’s from sources!

  • 123 Kyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Johnson is too expensive for us tbh. There’s just no way we’d be in for him.

  • 124 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    TDS

    Campbells hat trick v spurs U-21 showed him to be an extra special talent on top of his previous achievements . We’ve not given that many youngsters a chance but this boy has it all. SAF and Mancini wouldn’t be sniffing around otherwise.

    On another subject where did you say flights to edinburgh for £15 were?

  • 125 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    @davy
    Marvuex, Sammy and Fergy all have that.
    I realise two of them are injury prone and two are still very young.
    I dunno, he’s a great player, fair play, but i cannot take this as the real deal.

  • 126 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Davy

    Marveux is already here!! AJ good player but well known a….hole

  • 127 fog on the tyne // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    no chance of johnson, defo get carrol back. but think priority should be a defender and i’d throw the kitchen sink at getting pieters in. He’s been over seen the ground, training facilities and our city. Also him and krul must be canny close for him to make a suprise trip to see him. Wish i’d had the balls to ask him what the crack was when i seen him on monday.

  • 128 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Jack

    That was nearly 20 years go. We’ve moved on.

  • 129 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Rotonda
    “Carroll is the past, Campbell is the future”
    Spot on :-)

    BUT …what if Pards has discussed already how AP might be accommodated within the side tactically. No way would they contemplate resigning him unless Carver and Alan had already worked out how to fit him in. I’m not even going to guess how they may do that…I bet AP has got a 4-3-3 variant that AC would fit into well.

  • 130 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Johnson would be a great signing for us, but unless we are reverting to what we had under Keegan when we just go out and try to out score the opposition and concede freely we need defenders far more. the ten million thats being reported as being the price for Johnson would be close to us getting both Debuchy AND Douglas

  • 131 toon smart // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    I think we have only made 4 official bids, which have been acknowledged by the clubs:

    1. Luuk de Jong
    2. Vurnon Anita
    3. Andy Carroll
    4. Mathieu Debuchy

    All other reported bids have been speculation from the papers or our club indicating an interest in the player but not making a bid. I think that is why the chairman of FC Twente stated that Newcastle have shown an interest and not bid
    I guess the only other player we could make a bid for is Erik Pieters

  • 132 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Rotonda I agree we have moved on but great wing play is still massively effective in today’s game

  • 133 JDdubai // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I dont get why we would sign Carroll for anything over 10 million.

    With our limited funds, we wont even pay 6 million for Debuchy who would be a starting 11 player for us and yet we would pay 15 million(alledgedly) for AC who wouldnt even get into the first team for the big games.

    If we spend that kind of money it should be on a first 11 player, why waste it on someone who will be sat on the bench when the key matches come along.

    Johnson i would take, be interesting to see how much of a paycut he is willing to take though.

  • 134 HullMag6 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Ta Kyo,

    How unlikely but what if it happened?
    As well as Anita we signed

    Carroll
    Johnson
    Pieters
    Debuchy and/or another cb.

    I think a few would blow their load at that result from a window. The suits could be full of surprises.

  • 135 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Kets

    Who of your pet hates are you talking about ?

  • 136 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    JB we bid high for de jong and still bid for debuchy at the same time 10m for AJ or 16m for AC get AJ and still cash for a defender

  • 137 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Rotonda

    God knows, a couple of friends of mine did it a couple of weeks ago. Just went up for the day for some shopping and came back the very same day.

    I’m not denying that he can be a great player – but if, for example, Ba & Cisse were unavailable for an extended period of time (ie. African CoN), there would be so much pressure on the shoulders of a young kid. The reason young strikers often burst onto the scene and play so well is because they have no fear and no pressure. That would change if a few hundred thousand fans were counting on him to win us games.

    I’d love to see him introduced this year, but not when we desperately need him to perform.

  • 138 JackButler // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Eaststand if we can get them all then I’ll be more than happy, but defenders first everything else after :D

  • 139 fog on the tyne // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    @darrenfletcher

    Why do you always slam anything which people say on here regarding info from journo’s, etc etc.
    People actually do have lives and jobs which does bring us in connection with people, whom from time to time hear snippets of info regarding tranfers etc.
    Nobody is saying its true or 100% going to happen, but we as fans like to hear what others hear, whether we believe it ot take it with a pinch of salt, i our own perogative.
    You however just insult and slag people off behind your little computer screen, when infact you probally know F$$K all about whats going on, infact judging by your comments know very little about football.
    So a tell ya what bonny lad, wind ya neck in and keep your snidey, disrespectful comments to yourself and we’ll get along nicely. Ok son?

  • 140 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Johnson is a MOTD player. I like him but his contributions are few and far between. I’ve seen him play a fair few times and he’s nothing spesh. 10m? Nope.

    We need a very good left back who can also operate at cb and I think that’s what we’re after. If we get that I’m happy.

  • 141 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    graeme anderson ?@sunechograeme
    Panic over. Top source just told me Johnson “too expensive” for Newcastle. Lol. This transfer window, man. #twistsandturnseverydaynow.

    There, now let’s stop talking about Johnson. He’s not a prio this year, or an LW for that matter.

  • 142 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    JB agreed mate defenders are needed now you never know we mite get both the same day

  • 143 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Kets you’ve always talked complete cack on here. Don’t know which of our boys you’re talking about but one player costing us a champions league place. Wind your neck in child, football doesn’t work like that.

  • 144 Jonny // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqof0zIDMWs

    Dont think Ben Arfa and Diaby like each other that much….

  • 145 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Bonney lad,wind ya neck in,interesting

  • 146 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Fatmanjoe

    Kets has an issue with both Willo and Simmo, yes they make mistakes but so does santon and staylor and the rest.

    its probs just best to screen out his posts unless you like laughing at his transfer ‘Must haves’ which change usually daily with no perception of players signing new contracts or even their prices.

    Its like me saying we need to sign Neymar, Hulk, Messi, Ronald as a impact sub, Carroll just to put a number 35 on his shirt and only play him against liverpool. lol

  • 147 IFC.Toon // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Darren fletcher

    Take a hint

  • 148 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    adam johnson too expensive for newcastle

    i bet the makem blogs have gone into meltdown with that one

    sad twats

  • 149 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Who is the player of the day??????

  • 150 Edijs // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Hi everyone, I’m Newcastle supporter from Latvia who just recently moved to London. I’ve seen Newcastle playing just once, in 2007/08 season, when they played FK Ventspils in UEFA Cup. But I would love to see some other matches live. I have a question, is it possible for me to get tickets in away sector, to watch Newcastle together with Geordies?

  • 151 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Gateshead if they get him they are bound to say the will finish top 6 thick cnuts, liverpoo will come in with a 25m bid even tho the price is 10m

  • 152 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Haha yea thanks zero I’ve tried ignoring him for ages but I’m getting fed up with ‘fans’ constantly criticising our own and looking over the fence at bigger and better. They have no actual knowledge of how these things work.

    His lists are ridiculous. Never seen a poster more in need of sunshine.

  • 153 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    £9m for Dawson is ridiculous! Can’t wait for it all to go pear shaped at QPR, hate it when clubs throw money at players in the hope of doing well. Much happier with our scouting network and the way we won’t pay above what we think is realistic for a player”

  • 154 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    edijs

    welcome to the blog mate,

    i think you have to be a member to get a chance of buying away tickets (although others on here will know more than me)

    if your on twitter there is a page for fans wanting away tickets ill have a look see if i can find it

  • 155 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Any mag who would opt to play for Sunderland is a disgrace. He could do so much better.

    In all seriousness, Liverpool would be perfect for Johnson. He’d play every single game, and they desperately need some quality out wide.

  • 156 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    johnboy

    same here, cant stand qpr, there buying a load of players with ‘biggish names’ on top wages and just chucking them together hoping it will work…..hope it doesnt

  • 157 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    TDS

    Sssshhh!

    Bindippers desperate for decent wing play

  • 158 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Liverpool need a real injection of quality or they could end up with another manager on the scrapheap. Not sure Johnson is good enough. Can see everton being 1-2 places above them this season.

  • 159 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    FatmanJoe
    Unfortunately people play too much championship manager, dont realise the importance of blooding in our youngsters, their potential or even that we are still within MA 5 year plan and no mega buck signings are going to happen.

    Has Adam Johnson confirmed to be signing for the Mackems? I heard Liverpool were after him and favourites to get him.

  • 160 Rotonda heights // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Jack

    Yes cut backs from wingers are deadly, but we always have an obsession in this country to put it in the air when we’re out wide

  • 161 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    @45:

    I have to admit, I,d never even heard of Buttner until Manure had made a bid, given him a medical, and signed him onto a contract for five years. All in 48 hours.

    Is this one that Carr missed? Compare that if you will with our endless chase after De Jong, Debuchy, Douglas etc,etc,etc!
    Manure don,t shout about their targets all over the net and quietly sign their targets in one 48 hour period!

    Totoally surprised everyone with this signing! Even the Dutch press did,nt know anything about it till it had actually happened!

    Not sure if he,s any good? Sorry

  • 162 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    How do the various news outlets get there stories so different sky n bbc saying £5.5 mil for dawson, daily fail saying its £10 mil!

  • 163 Kebabacus // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    David Rozehnal playing for Lille tonight. Haven’t heard that name for a while.

  • 164 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Gateshead-mag

    Totally right mate, players like onouha (however its spelt) Zamora and cisse etc are never going to do it! Be interesting to see what their wage bill is! I heard onouha is on 80k a week!! That’s horrific for a player who is nowhere near the England side.

  • 165 Edijs // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Gateshead-Mag, thank you for sucha fast answer and warm welcome :)
    I will try to look for Twitter accont you mentioned, but I would love to become member aswell.

  • 166 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    There’s some big bonny lads on here looking at there laptop screens with there y fronts on eating cheesy watsits!!! Thinking there nails, u not what I mean bonny lad!! Get a grip u twats, if a journo said we were signing messi some people on hear would beleave it,

  • 167 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Zero

    The same kind of fans that you know were likely not interested when we got relegated – and now three years later they demand we finish 4th ;)

  • 168 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    What a shame both Lille and Borussia M’gladbach losing tonight, i bet Luuk de Jong is so happy with his move lol

  • 169 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Johnboy its scary when the ground doesnt even hold 20k with wages that high its only going to end one way. A new leeds has been born.

  • 170 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    onouha, bosingwa, taiwo, andy johnson??, barton(lol), rob green (even bigger lol), SWP,park,cisse,hoilett, i bet theyve brought in about 20 players since they came up, all players that everyones heard of so they just chuck money at them, no sign of trying to find good prospects

  • 171 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    I don’t like anything too fancy, I like players who do a job. Even before being spotted in toon I was keen on Pieters. He fills a role we need filling and can also operate sufficiently at cb. I feel a bit like Kets but please Santa with a cherry on top in this transfer window can I have an actual lb who can play at cb?

  • 172 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    darren

    All people were doing was pointing out that your posts are often very aggressive – which is true.

  • 173 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Newexpatmag

    I’d not heard of him either but read a few things about him that I don’t like such as a dispute with his club and not agreeing to play so being forced to train alone. Not really what we would want in a player and I’m hoping that’s why Carr has given him a wide berth. I admire the wat debuchy has gone about it, wants to leave but still happy to play for the team.

  • 174 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Edijs

    I think you can become a member on nufc.co.uk.

    happy to help any fellow toon fan mate

  • 175 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Tds,am like that because some people have no idea, no one nos anything about are transfers,soures and journos make up pap to sell papers, get hits in there Internet sites,I can’t be the only one to think that pal

  • 176 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Eastend

    I didn’t know their stadium was that small! Makes things even worse! Defo a new Leeds and I’d be over the moon to see them go down! Never liked Hughes! Think tony Fernandes reckons he can compete with abramovich etc. don’t know a huge amount about him but I don’t think he is worth a massive amount (in footballing terms obviously)

  • 177 wreker16 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Kets
    Simpson isn’t that bad. He is poor going forward but defensively he doesn’t do a bad job. He does deliver the occasional good cross and does back off a bit too much but all fullbacks back off and just try to block the cross. Simson did not lose us the champions league place single handedly. He made some mistakes but so did santon who u don’t slate. So did tiote, cabaye has made mistakes that led to goals. So has the whole team. Stop being the ultimate tw@t. Next time you are about to post re read it just to check its not something a child would write oh wait…

  • 178 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Johnboy just checked it out it doesnt even hold 18,500 i though it was less, spent all that cash and got humped off swansea at home not looking good haha

  • 179 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    darren

    Oh of course -Stuff on the internet all seems to be about getting hits these days. TalkSport spout antagonistic nonsense to try and make people phone in, on their premium rate lines – and all the morons fall for it.

    But what would everyone talk about on here all day if it wasn’t stupid rumours? (;

    I just want the window to close. Don’t give a crap about new players – just be happy to keep the team together and pick up where we left off. Anyone in is a bonus.

  • 180 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Darrenflecther

    Ways of saying it though that doesn’t make you come across like a git.

    Of course no one knows of our transfer deals but everything you write comes across like pure frustration.

    And your name is annoying coz it’s a man utd player.

  • 181 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    fletcher88

    I dont think people honestly believe the BS the papers constantly tout, but its nice to discuss some players when theres no matches on, how they would fit into the team, if they are any good or not. Most of the time we only hear about signings as they are happenig or happened with little to no prior knowledge, things have only been covered over and over and over due to clubs playing hard ball and refusing our first offers. e.g luuk de jong, Remy, Debuchy

  • 182 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    eaststand

    The funny thing is that under Warnock, they were never actually in the relegation zone (except the opening day of the season) – under Hughes they spent the entire year in it haha.

    Hughes thought he was bigger than Fulham, so he left – now Jol has probably turned them into EL contenders.

  • 183 nufc7lad // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Luuk De Jongs scored an own goal on his debut for Borussia in the champions league against Dynamo Kiev. He’s had a poor game and this just sums it up oh dearr

  • 184 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Eastend

    That’s ridiculous! It will all end in tears! Pity

  • 185 fog on the tyne // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    listen bonny lad thats exactly what i’m on about. No one mentioned being big or physical prowess, but if ya wanna find out how big this y front wearing twat is, name ya place and time.
    I’ll knock ya head off ya shoulders !!!

    Sorry for swearing lads but some people just dont know how to communicate, all i want to do is share my opinion on the club we all love. Theres one little worm on here who is only interested in upsetting the apple cart. No need at all…. and i’m not the only one who feels this way i’m sure…………..

  • 186 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    TDS
    haha i hate hughes hes a tw@t, i like jol i would of had him up here.

  • 187 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    tds

    i never understood why any club thought he was a great manager, maybe because hes an ex man utd player?? same with kean and we all know he was found out hahaha

    but what has he ever done as a manager?? nothing of note that i can remember

  • 188 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Johnboy

    They are the laughing stock of the league along with livepoo

  • 189 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Tds,fully agree pal,still think we will get one more in thou,maybe a versatile defender,

    Ffatmanjoe, that’s my name get over it, fatmanjoe? Kettle black and that???and yes frustrated with people that say my pals dogs mams aunty has herd Johnson is signing come on pal

  • 190 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Hughes is over rated and I hate qpr. I live in London and their fans – when I worked in a pub in the area – were C U Next TuesdayS.

    Hope they waste all that money and plummet down into League 1 where they deserve to be.

    This has been a really hate filled post so I’ll balance it with nice words… shearer, asprilla, ginola and Dennis wise.

  • 191 Kyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Hahahaha De Jong scores an own goal in his debut.

    I’m laughing out loud.

  • 192 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Spurs must be laughing their tits off Eastend both Dawson and bassong gone in a day for a decent amount!

  • 193 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Loftus road is a lovely little ground, nice small club atmosphere, but is no way going to generate enough income for an EPL club with QPRs wage and transfer bill. Its about time the FFP rules prevented wages exceeding a certain % of club income.
    Bet QPRs gate receipts are nothing like TV income.
    Hope they go down.

  • 194 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Johnboy aye they will be dawson is injury prone they will be over the moon with that

  • 195 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Darren

    Yeh they do make stuff up, but some of it is true.

    People do hear things, even if it’s just a thought by the club and no where near a formal bid.

    It’s nice to read stuff just to see who we are linked with. Even though we know 99% won’t happen.

  • 196 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    fatman

    now hey!!! d****s w**e is a swear word!!

  • 197 johnboy // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Totally agree fmj hate Hughes and QPR too! Surely can’t be long till we see them back in the championship

  • 198 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Erm… Darren, pal. How many people on here actually use their real names? Do you think I was christened Fatman. You cretin.

    I think you use your real name coz you’re pleased you share it with a man utd midfielder.

  • 199 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    i think that own goal couldnt have happened to a nicer club lol

  • 200 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    MFH

    Unfortunately FFP only comes into effect if they ever qualify for Europe. I’d like to see the PL enforce similar sanctions, but unfortunately their only interest is big players, big wages and big tv deals.

  • 201 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    FMJ

    I was christened FlyHigh… thought we had to use our real names….so yer skinny ?

  • 202 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Sage

    Purely to be antagonistic, heard any rumours lately? (:

  • 203 Jamiemac // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Nice to see De Jong playing crap on debut

  • 204 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    TDS

    Niafron was going on about how strict the French League is about dodgy finances…..yeh…wish we had more of a level playing field but then look at PSG…money talks in every league

  • 205 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Fatmanjoe am not arguing, that’s my name simple. Put it this way to some up your a fat f***r called joe, I no what I’d rather have.can u see ya Tinka over that gut???

  • 206 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    I dunno if i’ve heard of a striker scoring an own goal.
    He’s not that far away from Holland.

  • 207 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Jamie Mac

    But he would have had some masterful coaching if he’d come here…

  • 208 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    I was Christened Zeroitti Bangaloate but i find Zero easier for filling in forms

  • 209 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    bangaloate cool name hahaha

  • 210 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    @darrenferguson – christ, you don’t half seem to think a lot of yourself.

  • 211 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Fat man joe,that’s my name simple! To sum up, your a fat fu@ker called joe,I no what I would rather be,can u see ya Tinka over that gut??

  • 212 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Zero

    Hope Lottie enjoys every second…

  • 213 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    @gonufc,elaborate……

  • 214 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Dannyo hasslebank scored an own goal up here for chelsea from a nobby corner

  • 215 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Zeroitti is a brilliant name. Sounds like a Street Fighter – wear it with pride. Ryu, Guille, M Bison and Zeroitti!

    Fatman a nickname. Mates gave it to me coz I eat like a horse and don’t put weight on. Not that I have to explain it to you. If I was fat it wouldn’t matter. At least I’m not called Darren Fletcher. Ooooooh!

  • 216 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    DF88

    But you could still be built like a sumo wrestler…not all of us describe how we look in our monikers…

  • 217 Dannyo // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    LOUD NOICES!
    SCREAMING!
    ANGRY WORDS!

  • 218 nufc13789 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Jimmy floyd hasselbaink’s own goal for chelsea against us in 2003 and we won 2-1 now there’s a own goal for you.

  • 219 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Fatman

    I liked it better when I thought you were one of the obese Toon fans who jump around topless at winter matches :(

  • 220 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    hahahaha

    people have funny arguments on here like, just leave each other alone man, wev established uz both hate each others names

  • 221 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    You know, how you constantly berate other people, sometimes act a bit keyboard warrior- ish, recycle the same statements as if we are desperate to hear them a second (or third) time…

  • 222 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    next itll be My dads bigger than your dad, well my dad will smash your dad, well my dad will smash your dads backdoor in…. and your dad will like it.

    ….nope just my weird up bringing hmmm damn you Pappa Bangaloate

  • 223 LGFUAD21 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Don’t understandthis Carroll lark. He offers nothing we don’t have already in Baand Cisse. He has one good half season, quite a poor shot for his price tAg. Look at the squad? There is1 type of striker we are missing and that’s a Remy or Hoillett type. That can createtheir own chances.

    Toivonen is better if people want an aerial threat. But cb and a fb are what we need most.

  • 224 2_goal_tino // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Does anyone have Premier Sports (channel 428).? They’ve got a special offer for Newcastle fans wanting to see the away game of £10 for 2 months. What else do they show or will the only good thing be the Newcastle game? If so, I’ll just watch on a stream.

  • 225 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    tds

    my mates dad always ends up on the camera he has the tyne bridge tattooed on his belly, easily over 25 clem

  • 226 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    gonufc

    are you avin’ a go at Kets again ?

  • 227 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Magpiesflyinghigh,when did I describe what I look like??

    @fatmanjoe, there’s banter and arguing but don’t slate family names!!theres a line don’t cross it

  • 228 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Tds

    Ok for u I’m a big bugger with moobs and dance around in the cold at every game.

    But Darren made me feel sensitive.

  • 229 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    LGFUAD21 i was thinking the same thing, we have Campbell showing promising signs of being the next best striker in England and potential to sign Remy, Guidetti even huntalaar and all people keep going on about is a one trick pony who happens to be a Geordie

  • 230 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Gonufc,well if people didn’t keep making pap up I wouldn’t have to say out

  • 231 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Darren

    you didn’t…point is that u might be ginormous even with your name..and.not built like an EPL footballer just cos you share a name :-)

    I’ll send you a few feathers if you want….

  • 232 Jail for Ashley // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Oi Fletcher I’m going to smash your face in !

  • 233 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Tds

    Not a thing mate. All gone very quiet.

  • 234 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    @fatmanjoe,fletcher is a Englishman that makes arrows,arrows which help england win battles,the Scottish tryed but for the amounts of arrows made we had the power and fire power to send them packing, f@vking fact!! Thank u good night

  • 235 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/9491177/Newcastle-United-say-the-ball-is-in-Liverpools-court-over-12m-transfer-of-Andy-Carroll.html

    no quotes in here but I for one would be happy paying that and no-more, we all know big mike wont budge if this is infact true

  • 236 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Zero LGFUAD

    That’s three of us all agreeing then… what’s goin on tonight ?
    It’s usually keyboards at dawn on here….

  • 237 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Jail for Ashley not you again.an still having nightmares,lol,u ok dude??

  • 238 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Haha I’m not criticising your family name. You are just an aggressive idiot and you actually have no reason to display your actual name on a football blog. Look over my posts. Have I crossed a line? Really? All I’m saying is your name is the same as the united player and why would you display it proudly when no one does?

    I never would have comments on it if you weren’t such an aggressive fool who has constantly picked on others. Conversation over – I’m bored of it now.

  • 239 Batfastard // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    If we lose tiote chances are it will to late to bring a replacement in

  • 240 askar // Aug 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    King Arfa in action for NUFC 2011-2012. What an incredible? player! Love him!!! Can’t wait to see him against ChelskiVodkaMoskov.

    Enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rlMMQSVafQ&feature=share

  • 241 Jail for Ashley // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Fletcher,
    Ok dude,

  • 242 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Fletcher 1,fatmanscoop 0

  • 243 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    God you are one BAT FASTARD Batfastard lol Tiote aint leaving end of seriously who would buy him at the price MA would charge.

  • 244 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    My second name is Richardson but my dad is not called Ritchard :)

  • 245 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    @jail for Ashley, enjoy the game sat??

  • 246 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    @fatmanjoe

    It is irrelevant whether he displays his actual name or a fictional one.

    He can’t help his name is the same as a man utd player. It’s hardly like he has put darrenfletchermufc

  • 247 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    arrows and nationalism? Fletcher must mean those good at digging…..

  • 248 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    BPC

    Is it Richard Head then ?

  • 249 swisstone // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    I hear we were scouting the rennes game yesterday, maybe lining up M’vila if we were to lose Cheick?

    Total speculation like lol

  • 250 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Transfer sage. Trust you to miss the point.

    I take it Transfer Sage is your actual name?

  • 251 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    @transfer sage, thAnk u.

  • 252 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    just like its not Transfers fault Mr and Mrs Sage liked Transformers so much they dedicated their child to it.

  • 253 jesperfuglsang // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Hi, not everyone hides behind a Moniker!

    …some just don’t feel the need!

  • 254 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Aye right.

    I mean my real name is Sheep Shearer but I don’t advertise my connection with the great man..

  • 255 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Sheep Shearer could be worse you could be an extra from street fighter like me lol

    anyway

    BRING BACK JIMMYMAGPIE lol

  • 256 askar // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Tiote or not, it doesn’t matter. If we have Arfa fit and motivated then we will never lose a game. It’s as simple as that.

  • 257 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    MFH

    Cheeky bugger :)

  • 258 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    MFH – Similiar problem here, real name is Yohan CADaye. Look just like him but smoke a pipe and have a sheepdog.

  • 259 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    i actually live in zimbabwe

    gateshead is a very common second name out here

  • 260 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    BPC

    only kiddin….

    Just think how much worse it could have been if my real surname had been Shagger with a first name like Sheep..

    I’m proud to be a Sheep Shearer !!!

  • 261 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Exactly zero

    I mean what are the chances I would also know about transfers haha

  • 262 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    No they dont Jesper and my original post at Darren was said in jest but then he started going on about me being fat.

    I think it’s funny him slapping transfer sage on the back considering he started his posts aggressively slamming people who are in the know and ts posts so much bollocks on here.

    But hey, people change their values when they get backup.

  • 263 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Gonufc, get some culture and history in ya head, google yours u might learn something,be proud off history people did great things for are country, be proud!!

  • 264 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    mfh

    so your name is sheep shearer and you actually shear sheep?? coincidence??

  • 265 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Fatmanscoop u still going on fletcher( man u man) 2 fat boy 0

  • 266 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    On the topic of names who do you think has the best name in football ? . I like

    Khalid Bhoulahrouz
    Rigobert Song

  • 267 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Fatman

    I only post rumours I hear. Only a couple of times did I claim them to be facts, it wasn’t reliable info so I now post as rumour.

    And there is no harm in darrenf appreciating my defence of him. It has nothing to do whether he disagrees with my posts or not. This is a separate issue.

  • 268 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    can Zeroitti play i know more history than you without wikipedia, i can play the i have a bigger IQ as well, no wait this is a blog about NUFC not a p1ssing contest.

    Zeroitti Bangaloate 1 vs 0 df88 FT

  • 269 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I’ll be proud of what I like thanks.

    Slamming Scotland and celebrating geographic lotteries is hardly ‘cultured’.

  • 270 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I think there’s actually someone on here more annoying than kets. Didn’t think that was possible but you’re scoring your own comments with absolute nonsense.

    Can we get back to football? Please.

  • 271 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    gateshead

    Even worse… I’m a Geordie born Welshman..and u know what we get called….. :-)

    Actually we have got a small flock of black sheep in real life. It cost £1.25 each to have them sheared this year.
    If we get some white ones we could make woolly Toon ..

    (the bit about the black sheep really is true )

  • 272 rainrix // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Cisse.. A while back we were discussing footballers called demba. Apparently theres someone called demba savage. Awesome name :)

  • 273 Magpie from Lithuania // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    That’s what i wrote to one liverpool supporter:

    “Andy wants to join ONLY NUFC, so there are two options:

    1) First you let him go for cheap (12M) and by other forward for that sum (dempsey maybe)
    2) You can have your own Xisco, but with far greater wages LOL , and trust me until January there will be a big burst up in the dressing room, especially if results won’t go your way as it looks now.. Rogers won’t play him, EVERYONE KNOWS IT.

    You can be Arrogant and Stupid or Humble but clever, it’s up to you.”

  • 274 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    @zero,goal offside, i wasent trying to be funny I just stated people should have there back ground info when having a childish go at family names

  • 275 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    So are people confident we can progress to the Europa league group stage?

  • 276 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    theres a player that plays for Benin who’s name is ” Power God”……not sure anyone can top that…..

  • 277 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    * scarves

    FMJ

    We did try to get back to discussing FB CB transfers but got sidetracked.

    Anyway…I’m still hoping Douglas will opt for the Toon. I bet if he does have a meeting with Pards then he’ll sign for us as Pards is a great persuader.

  • 278 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    tho darrenfletcher88 im not sure power god’s dad is god…..might be wrong like

  • 279 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    MFH if you get some time / your bored line them up in a playing formation with respective numbers shaved in there backs before you get them sheared lol

  • 280 geordie157 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Would anyone like us to bid for Dawson?

  • 281 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Zero

    Funny but we have got 11..

  • 282 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    mfh

    could ya not get sum sort of petrol powered hair clippers or just a really long extension cable for economical benefit?? failing that just do it in your kitchen…

    and your geordie born so that stereotype does not apply!! haha

  • 283 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Please not Dawson

  • 284 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Ts.

    Depends on team we put out but I think we have the quality and experience. I’m more worried about playing Chelsea straight after!

  • 285 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    jayphoto

    serious?? hahaha some boy, must be related to tiote somehow

  • 286 geordie157 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Scrap that Dawson comment, 7.5mill is way too much for him.

  • 287 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    MFH

    Zeroitti demands it be done lol seriously photo emailed to ED to make a topic ”Is this our new Signing – goes by the name Shaun”

  • 288 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    FMJ

    If Chelski get a good runaround from the young pretenders tomorrow then they’ve only got 24hrs more to recover…even though they don’t have to travel.
    Reckon we’ll give them a good game.

  • 289 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    transfer sage

    im more than confident wel qualify and take atleast a point from chelsea

    you can quote me on that!

  • 290 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    yeah for real, plays up front for Benin! if we ever signed him i think i’d have to have a name on the back of my shirt for the first time since Ginola 14

  • 291 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Okay Zero I’ll try to get a pic and not Photoshop it…..

  • 292 BelfastMagpie87 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Still not fussed on Carroll even at 12 million lol

  • 293 Tsunki // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    geordie157 – only if theres a hole in the yard needs filling.

    So Daz and the fatman sparking up tonight ha ha you are so funny when you go at it about names and weight issues. Try age, that hurts I had it done to me. :)

  • 294 Graeme // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Just watched Gladbach play Kiev.

    Stand out performance was Luuk DeJong scoring when Gladbach were 1-2 down – unfortunately it was in the wrong goal and Gladbach lost 1-3 – they could have problems winning this one lol

  • 295 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Jay.

    Was the first name I had on the back of my shirt too.

  • 296 MagpiesFlyHigh // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    gateshead

    A point from Chelski would be fine, a win excellent….
    Cisse 90 + 4 hopefully

    offski lads enjoy yer banter

  • 297 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Reckon the only person that will be involved on saturday that will travel to greece will be Pardew to be honest! The draws been kind and every member of our second 11 would get into the greek teams first 11! Players like Amalfitano, Obertan, Marveaux would be top players in the greek league

  • 298 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Big Pappa Cisse – Argélico Fucks << Thats a canny name

  • 299 yorkshire_magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Anyone know where we can watch our europa league game on thursday?

  • 300 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    @295 only ever had ginola on my shirt! was my absolute idol growing up, met him a few years ago, got a photo etc, was a really really nice guy

  • 301 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    jayphoto

    id like to see marveux feature against chelski if he has a good game on thursday, 20 mins or so, showed more than enough pre season alone to get a bit run about

  • 302 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Big Pappa Cisse – Argélico F ucks thats a canny name albeit without the spacing which i’ve to implement for the security of this site

  • 303 rainrix // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    While we’re on the subject a while back i read an article about men with manly names. Theres a guy who’s honest to god name is max fightmaster! He was also in the us military and had the rank of staff sargent. So his full title was staff sargeant max fightmaster :)

  • 304 ToonDownSouth // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    jay

    Watch it mate – arrogance slaps us in the face every single year in the cups ;)

    yorkshire

    It’ll be live on the UEFA website. It’s also on a channel on Sky, but it’s a subscription one. Not sure you can just pay for the one night.

  • 305 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Power god?? Well he dosent play for man u,so it won’t concern fatmanscoop!!!

  • 306 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    rainrix

    got to be on a par with power god like hahahaha

  • 307 rainrix // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Yorkshire…. The games is on premier sports (sky channel god knows ;)). If its being broadcast then no doubt someone will set up a livestream

  • 308 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Fatmanjoe

    Ignore Darrenfletcher, he’s obviously some 12 year old with a very short temper.

    I had an arguement with him because he was slating Ed and the blog by saying all the articles were a load of crap and always are. Obviously I and a lot of others didn’t take kindly to these comments. He then started with the insults and couldnt back up his arguements, leaving him flat faced.

    Like I said its best to ignore him. sometimes he actually posts some decent stuff. But most of the time it’s raging outbursts at anything he doesnt like.

  • 309 yorkshire_magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Ok cheers toondownsouth. you know what channel on sky because i might have the channel on my box!

  • 310 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Sorry Darren I really seemed to have (weirdly) offended you. I don’t care what your name is. But you are aggressive and a bit of a nob on here so I’m not sorry about that.

    So now you can put Darren 3 Fatman scoop 0 if that makes you feel manly.

    I’d just like to really reiterate that while I don’t care about the name, I do feel you’re an idiot. Just so you’re clear.

  • 311 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Super magpie fatmanscoop started!! I was just wrighting my opinion on people be leaving soures,when it’s crap!!

  • 312 swisstone // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    have to say that Pardew is a shrewd operator. He’s put the idea out that we are likely to lose a top player, so that:

    a) if we do we can’t be surprised
    b) if we don’t, but don’t get anyone else in, we can all think its not quite so bad.

    Very clever fella with the media.

  • 313 rainrix // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Gateshead… They should team up and be detectives :)

    “sir im detective fightmaster and this is detective god, we need you to answer a few questions”

  • 314 yorkshire_magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Just checked my digibox ive got premier sports channel. So looks like i’ll be watching it on tv. Woohoo!!

  • 315 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    So wait, the atromitos game is being shown live on some relatively unknown channel on sky which you have to pay for to watch it.

    But UEFA.com are showing it for free. Pretty simple decision to choose how to watch it. It’s just a shame I won’t be able to. :(

  • 316 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Oh and Davybtoon – Saying Douglas is better than Taylor.. Are you for real? You clearly havn’t seen Douglas play that much, Yes hes a beasty player and very strong but he is no way better than Taylor.. Taylor is the best ‘Tackling’ defender at our club and puts everything on the line for the cause he’s also good in the opposition box something Douglas is not and also Taylor is relatively quick again Douglas is not quick atall.. Douglas would be back up, He’s a stronger version of Williamson but a bit better tackler and ball player

  • 317 Gateshead-Mag // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    rainrix

    would take good cop bad cop to a new level hahaha

  • 318 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    It would be interesting if we could do deal with Remy or Aubameyang, where Obertan goes in the other direction either on loan or permanent.

    Then also bring in Isco on reduced price from Malaga.

    This for similar amount that we have bid for De Jong.

  • 319 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Darrenfletcher

    I’m contradicting myself by replying. But you called everyone a tw*t because they discussed the prospect of signing a player the we’ve been linked with. Like you said just because the media has linked us with a player doesnt mean it’s true. But there’s nothing wrong with discussing how the player would fit into team if we were interested.

  • 320 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    @GT89 personally think douglas could be better than Taylor but then i’m dont rate taylor has having that high ability, love his enthusiasm and work rate but I think douglas could be one of the top centre backs in europe if he plays the way he has in holland in a bigger league

  • 321 swisstone // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    thats what the majority of the blog is about right?

  • 322 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    SM is right darren you started the hostilities, Joe just got the ball rolling faster by trading insults with you, I do remember your posts about ED and his blog aswell, this coupled with your lack of wanting/will to discuss possible transfers and rumours around NUFC perplexes me to why your on this blog.

  • 323 Zero // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    hasnt Douglas got a short fuse? didnt someone post up a youtube vid of his barton-esque behaviour a few weeks ago?

  • 324 swisstone // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    can’t understand how people could suggest putting an unproven potentially tempramental player in ahead of a homegrown talent who has been a great servant to the club and has his best yrs ahead of him!!!

    does no one care about having a local lad in the team, or is it all about football manager style dreaming

  • 325 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Swiss and super – yep, we’re meant to discuss potentials, not squeal like little girls. I think ed does a great job and I like the discussions. And I can’t see the point of complaining about a blog – just don’t go on it! Simple really.

    Jay, I agree Douglas could be a superb player.

  • 326 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    @323 I didn’t mean i’d drop taylor for douglas! I think collo and tayls are our starting 2, anyone brought in should have to work and earn a place in the side! Just mean i think douglas could become first choice if he showed the form he showed in holland

  • 327 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Zero

    Spoke to a Dutch member of this blog a few weeks ago and he said Douglas’ temper is blown out of all proportion.

    It was one or two isolated issues where he had arguments. He Said he was quite mellow now and was no more problematic than your average player.

  • 328 Magpie from Lithuania // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2191716/Douglas-set-sign-Fulham.html

  • 329 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    How can any of you say Douglas is better than Saylor. Would Douglas play with a face mask? Would he see the ball rolling out for a corner, stop it, dive to ground and roll it back to Krul with his head? :D

    On a more serious note. The only thing that hinders Saylor is the fact he’s injury prone. Before he was injured last season, he was our best defender. ( Better than Colo at the time IMO). He kept the defence tight and together. Douglas would be a fantastic addition to the team, but to put him ahead of Saylor is ridiculous. However, if Saylor was to get injured ( unfortunately likely) then I would have much faith in Douglas to step in..

  • 330 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Swiss

    I don’t question taylors ability.

    I just question his injury record an it shows we need another first equal quality centr back.

  • 331 pbNcl // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    I would rather we put up an extra million and get cabaye’s pal in. It would be better for morale.. I’m happy with colo saylor willo and perch me. Honestly

  • 332 Tsunki // Aug 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Not singling Daz out but I personally have an issue with the impromptu self-righteous lecturers who pop up and berate several/all posters for discussing stuff they dont happen to like. Ok then singling Daz out, sorry son but you need to think where you are and what you are doing before you go at someone/anyone/everyone for discussing fanciful rumours. And especially you need to re-evaluate your stance when someone happens to (cue shock) disagree. Not a personal slight btw just an observation.

  • 333 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Random question, but is my clock fast or is the Blogs Clock slow?
    My clock is 3minutes further than the Blog

    I posted this at 23:01.

  • 334 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Luuk De Jong scored!!!!!! ……….an OG!! Hahahaha!!!!!!!! He said that he chose Mochengladbach over us to play in the Champions League, but by the looks of things, they’re not gonna get it!

  • 335 pbNcl // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    And keep simpson. Even just for the year and let him go on a free. Back up to debuchy and would still get games. So should tav. Just a thought like

  • 336 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Fulham was said to have sign both Narsingh and Assaidi in beginning of window. They signed neither of them.

  • 337 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    That post was a disaster. :D
    But still The time on my iPad is faster than the time it says I posted on the blog.

  • 338 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    He said that Douglas could potentially be better than Staylor.

  • 339 IFC.Toon // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Stop the saylor vs Douglas debate…

    I’ve seen Douglas play ( last season @ craven cottage) and admittedly he is a top quality centre half I’d say potentially one of the best in the prem/world.

    However we all know everything saylor offers to the club and if has a full season could possibly be looking at England call up,

    IMO we need 3 top quality centre backs competing for places and to suit games eg. Douglas and Saylor against a team like Stoke

    And Colocinni may only have 2/3 seasons left and can offer a lot to his counterparts

  • 340 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    sazzer- That dude Narsingh, how much would he be worth?

  • 341 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Tsunki, I love rumours and the hole window,it just pisses me off when people write total crap, total made up stuf, and people go with it, there was a lad before saying he’s a photographer that talks to people in the media and these guys no this and no that,fact is they don’t,just my opinion,it’s clear to see people don’t agree like the next toon fan I love talking about having dubuchy at rb remy up top, it’s just the total crap I hate,but each to there own

  • 342 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    I really wish that people would shut up about Debuchy, HE’S NOT GONNA SIGN!!! Seydoux made that very clear!

  • 343 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    narsingh signed for PSV last month for 2.5m….. cheap as, hes a cracking little player too! Gotta feel for heerenveen, they’ve lost assaidi, Dost and Narsingh….. be like us losing ben arfa cabaye and cisse that

  • 344 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    He went to PSV for £3.5m.

  • 345 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    I think we’ll struggle to bring in a top centre back considering we’ve got two. Most will want to start and they’re not assured of that considering taylor is so highly thought of. We’re better off buying a full back that can operate at cb.

  • 346 IFC.Toon // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Magpies till d3ath

    Maybe Seydoux is trying to force a panic bid ?
    Or trying to somehow seek revenge over the Cabaye ‘saga’

  • 347 Super Magpie // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Magpies

    Narsingh has moved to PSV for €4.1m. Which is around £3.2m

  • 348 JAMSHA // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/9491177/Newcastle-United-say-the-ball-is-in-Liverpools-court-over-12m-transfer-of-Andy-Carroll.html

  • 349 Tsunki // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    darren I know mate and the tk’s rattle a lot of bars all right and I know for a fact that nobody outside the boardroom doors have a clue. I thin its the red mist aspect of your game that draws attention ha ha :)

  • 350 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Like I say just my opionion, Douglas to sign on friday

  • 351 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    It’s says 3.6 m £ on transfermarkt. Seem like reports are different.

  • 352 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Sorry but i’ve seen quite abit of Douglas because I like watching dutch football but yes he is a good player and would be a good player for us BUT he will never replace Taylor.. Douglas and Coloccini at the back would get destroyed for pace and both make stupid rash choices

  • 353 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    G89
    What’s your thoughts on Rosales?

  • 354 Toon73 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    @darrenfletcher

    You’re a massive knob end.

    I don’t care what your name is or where you come from, doesn’t change the fact you’re an angry knob end :)

    Have a nice day.

  • 355 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Gt89

    Pieters? I think he’ll be ideal but what do u think?

  • 356 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Toon 73,I just have an opinion,don’t beleave made up crap,simple as that,

  • 357 Jamesthefirst // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Getting Carroll back is important for one reason above all others:

    It sends a message to the team that the grass is not greener elsewhere and if you leave for money reasons to a big club you’ll end up regretting it.

    Fair play to AC for holding his hands up and admitting he made a mistake and telling Liverpool he wants to come back to us, hence forcing their hand to sell him.

    Would like to see him come back in this window, but I think we will get him in January for £12 million.

  • 358 Special K // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    We saw last season that Perch is a more than adequate cover for CB so with himself and Williamson that’s not a priority area for me, you also have to bear in mind that any CB that comes in will be expecting first team football and I wouldn’t be so ready to break up Saylor & Collo.

    If we could get in Debuchy and Carroll for £20m between them and no more & keep our stars that would be some transfer window.

  • 359 FatmanJoe // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    I’m not sure Carroll coming back would be a good thing. I constantly have arguments with my uncle over Carroll. He was reluctant to see him go. I thought good riddance.

  • 360 Sazzer // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Why waste 12 m £ just to send message that Pardew made for free in an interview.

    Adebayor went for 5 m £ in somewhat similar situation.

  • 361 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    I’ve always liked Pieters but he’s not really an roaming wing back which I believe we need, he does have a nice left foot on him though and he’s equally as comfortable playing CB as he is playing LB, when i’ve seen him i’ve always thought he’s maybe been restricted somehow maybe like he’s been told not to venture forward as much and to stick to his defensive duties, he’s quick but not that quick, he’s not one to shy away from a tackle neither, so if we could bring out the going forward and whipping a cross in he would be a fantastic signing especially because we wouldnt need to sign another CB aswell..

    On Rosales to be honest i’ve never really focussed on him so much so I can’t really say much, I do know he’s more of a wing back rather than and out and out defender he likes to get forward and in amongst things, He kind of reminds me of Danny Simpson though dont know why or how but he just does might just be his style.. Its not a bad thing because I actually like Simpson but I just think as us moving forward if we weren’t to sign Debuchy I would like us to sign an actual Left Back i.e Pieters or Cissokho and then shift Santon over to the right and have a battle with Simpson

  • 362 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Quite a few rumours on Twitter are saying Napoli and Man City have agreed a fee for Cavani..!

  • 363 cupiddstunt // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    darrenfletcher88 @ # 340 (and various others to numerous to mention)

    You complain about people posting “total crap”, have you ever stopped in your crusade against crap posts to read your own??????????

    No? I thought so.

    Yours are less than erudite, your spelling is atrocious, your grammar is verging on the semi-illiterate and in parts some of your posts are incomprehensible.

    And YOU complain about crap posts.

    Let me know your address and I will mail it on to you, as in the arena of CRAP POSTS you really take the biscuit.

    Gd night all.

  • 364 Brutooon // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    i am a fan of Huddlestone, he is one of the player who can do accurate long passing. like a xabi alonso tyoe but he is heavy and didnt run that much.

    Bassong, he would be a good backup but i do hope norwich is relegated

  • 365 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    @stupidc@nt!!!!!!!!! It’s a blog,not a English exam,I complain at people making stuf up!!! Tell me once I’ve said a source said this a journo has said this! Never is your answer u complete loser!!! Get a grip

  • 366 beddersmag // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Gt89

    Collo slow? No way hes very quick. An espn pundit made that mistake recently too before he put the afterburners on and destroyed a couple of players for pace in a straight race. And rash? Unlike taylor? Again confusing as collo tends to be measures in his tackling whereas taylors early career has been let down by rash tackles. Still a great player and toon hero mind dont get me wrong i love them bith and ideal combination imo

  • 367 GeordieToon89 // Aug 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Tell you who I would LOVE us to sign..!!

    Matty Phillips, He will be one hell of a winger he can score, cross, dribble, pass, shoot and he is lightning quick and only 21.!! He can play on either side or right through the middle and in my honest opinion he is a much better, cheaper and younger option than Adam Johnson

  • 368 jayphoto // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    @GT89 – i’ve seen rosales a few times….. not sure what to make of him to be honest, he’s about a 7/10 attacking and a 7/10 defending, he looks better than simmo in the dutch league but who knows if he would cut it stepping up to the premier league, hes never amazed me with how good he is, but hes never looked bad either

  • 369 GeordieToon89 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    By rash i dont mean in terms of tackling I meant some of his quick decisions put us under pressure think I just used the wrong word mate ha.. I love Colo though he’s been unreal for the last 3 seasons

  • 370 GeordieToon89 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Espanyol want Danny Simpson according to The Sun haha

  • 371 beddersmag // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Ok gt. Just get sensitive if anyone has a bad word to say about collo. I love that guy and he can do very little wrong imo :-)

  • 372 Toon73 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Just tone your posts down @darrenfletcher you just come off as an angry little knob end.

    Can sense some activity coming up in his window we still have £17 mil left in the kitty according to AP.

  • 373 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    8…9…10!
    It’s all over!
    darrenfletcher88 isn’t coming back from that one!

  • 374 Sazzer // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Both Philips and Ince looks promising.

  • 375 Sazzer // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Toon73
    Where did you get that number?

  • 376 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Toon 73 I’ll do what and say what I like,all am saying is I don’t beleave made up crap,trust me u wouldn’t want to see is angry!! If u don’t like what I blog don’t read it u penis

  • 377 JTOONJ // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    why don’t you guys remember what pardew said ONE more signing if he is lucky NOt DEBUCHY AND CAROLL it could be either one not both

  • 378 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Gonufc it’s past ya bed time son, on here people get so up tite!! All I’ve said is I don’t beleave made up pap,u would think I’ve killed some one,

  • 379 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    “trust me u wouldn’t want to see is angry!!”

    Oh no, keyboard warrior returns! Everyone bow to his glorious veiled internet threats….

  • 380 BelfastMagpie87 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Somebody phone the blog police before somebody loses a eye…

  • 381 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Seriously, you’re calling everyone else here up tight? Every time I’ve seen you on here you are moaning, berating, shouting, insulting other people!

    People get irritated because you’re aggressive, obnoxious, presumptuous and to be quite honest ignorant in almost all of your posts which I have seen.

    Oh, and try not to be so patronising, if 88 is the year of your birth I’m one year younger than you.

  • 382 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    HULK SMASH ! :)

  • 383 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Gonufc, the thing I don’t understand people on here all night have been having a go because I had a valid opinion! U have stabbed and stabbed all night to get bites,it’s my opinion all an saying the board and that’s it nos are targets no one else!! It’s a fact, I haven’t once said I that I have anything against people talking about targets I love that,but my argument is when u have people posting nonsense like my dogs man seen messi in McDonalds in town,Thats what pisses me off,and it goes on all day all night in here,made up nonsence

  • 384 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    # new screen name

  • 385 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    I’ve complained about that so many times on this blog- ask Transfer sage!! It’s not WHAT you were saying!! ARGHAGAFAHS

    I’m gonna go watch some sweet pornography and maybe watch the wire, afterwards though.

  • 386 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    @ Darren

    If you only want official news go to nufc.co.uk man ffs. The whole point of this blog (especially during transfer windows) is to speculate and read the stories produced in papers no matter how ridiculous they may seem. If you dont like it there is a magical X button in the top right hand off your screen ;) give it a try sometime rather than getting stressed out

  • 387 darren the toon fan that people have a problem with because it's the same as a man u player# childish losers // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Forgot u can’t have an opinion

  • 388 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    christ you’re a moron…

  • 389 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Christ Gonufc if u want the last word just say how old are u?? Another little digg,and u keep going on about a keyboard warrior?

  • 390 ToonDownSouth // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    darren

    Can you actually not see what he’s saying? Seriously?

    Do you actually think he’s talking about having opinions?

    ….

    I don’t want to get involved, but it’s quite clear what he’s talking about.

  • 391 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Tell me tds

  • 392 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Tds to be honest I lost interest about an hour a go so couldn’t really care less I was just winding the tits up

  • 393 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    I think we should all just refer to Darrenfletcher88 as ‘Dense Darren’, from here on in.

  • 394 Toon73 // Aug 22, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    @darrenknobendfletcher

    no one cares that you care about made up internet stuff that makes you get all emotional and teary.

    you’re just an angry little keyboard hero that no one likes…just sayin…

    The 17mil figure came from Pards admitting he had approx 20mil to spend. We have alreay net spent 3mil.

  • 395 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 22, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    Ruddy! Good one how long did it take

    you to make that one up?? Gold star for you.

    Toon73 keyboard hero, keyboard warrior,what next?? Toon 73 I got under your skin and I enjoyed doing it,penis

  • 396 Owldman // Aug 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    One reason Liverpool are trying to unload players is because they are skint need money to buy Dempsey & pay his wages the truth has finaly dawned on their American owners that King Kenny really did drop them in the brown stuff when he bought Adam,Downing Carroll & Henderson They are now trying to get rid of Adam & Carroll, & are even looking to bring players in on loan deals.Certainly not the Liverpool of old




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