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Ba Speaks – Completely Unaffected By Transfer Talk

5:12 pm, Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 200 Comments

Demba Ba was again in good form last night and scored another brace – his third brace of the season, in Newcastle’s vital 3-0 defeat of Wigan, and this lad has been an enormous success since he joined us from West Ham in the summer of last year.

Demba Ba – after scoring penalty last night

With 16 goals in 36 appearances last season in his first season on Tyneside, he is currently top of the charts this season, and is tied on 10 PL goals with Michu of Swansea, Suarez of Liverpool and van Persie of Manchester United.

Ba talked to nufcTV today and is only concentrating on doing his job:

“It’s not too bad so far, 10 goals in I don’t know how many games.” “I will just keep on doing my work and if it comes, it comes; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter as long as we win.””All I know is what we proved on the pitch last night, what we did on Wednesday as well.”

“We have shown people that we still have the spirit and we still want to win and go forward.” “It was very good, it was very good to win after these last weeks. Now we just have to keep our heads down and keep working and keep doing what we did last night.”

Note to Demba Ba – you have played 17 times for Newcastle this season for those 10 goals – just fantastic.

Of course there have been many reports about Ba’s release clause becoming active again in January, but we are still hoping Newcastle can do a deal before then.

And of course Ba is doing exactly the right thing by banging in those goals to get a contract along the lines of what Newcastle gave captain Coloccini earlier this year – and that’s what Ba wants.

He’s a great player and a good man is Demba Ba – and we’d love him to stay on Tyneside, and he seems completely unaffected by all the transfer talk in the papers about him.

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200 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Sitting on a wreath of holly at his next board meeting is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Really Love the bloke and hope he stays. Probably the best striker we have had since Shearer goals wise

  • 3 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    if that lad who is going to the Q&A is still on, I would like to know if anyone has actually taken up the half price food & drink offer before the match and actually sat in the ground for an hour before kick off.

  • 4 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    My favourite players:
    1/ Ba
    2/ Tiote and Ben Arfa
    3/ Cabaye
    4/ Santon
    5/ Bigirimana(just cuz he’s awesome!!)

  • 5 Graeme // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Just assume, that like last window, his parasites, sorry, agents, are still looking for a pay day!!

    Ba is no mug, he knows he is worth an awful lot more than NUFC are paying him and I’m sure NUFC are well aware of it as well. At some point I’m sure a deal will be done, but it will be at a figure much nearer his valuation than Lambsarse’ valuation.

    Ba is joint top scorer in the league, he has pretty much proved the dodgy knee is a hell of a lot stronger than suggested. If he was on the open market, he would go for £10 million plus and at least £75k a week. How much are top scorers fetching at other clubs?? A lot more than Ba is allegedly being offered to stay I guess!!

  • 6 Ginger // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    @ Beattie

    Whenever she’s looking for gift ideas get her to hit ctrl + shift + N

    Assuming your using google chrome this will open up a new tab and all the history that is in there will not be recorded. I was having the same issue as when I was looking for my girlfriends presents it was appearing on every add, something to do with helping out your search.

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Now we know why the Toon players have until recently not been running/chasing down the opposotion and not giving 110% energy. Link:-

  • 8 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Apparently you only get rice & beans Tsunki.

  • 9 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Conaldo – on the MC Hammer conundrum, it’s not MC himself its something he calls ‘this’ but for some reason he doesnt tell us what ‘this’ is. How frustrating can he be? Hope that clears that misunderstanding up.

  • 10 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I always thought of the balti pie in a bushtucker trial sort of way.

  • 11 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Considering Van Persie, Tevez, Aguero, Rooney etc are all earning about a 100 thousand a week more than Ba gets. I think we should give him the pay rise.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Ba is being selfish and greedy if he expects the going rate for a leading scorer !

  • 13 wreker16 // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    I believe that’s six magpies till death…

  • 14 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Ba was happy with the offer he got when he joined us. Maybe we should see out the season with him and let him go where he wants, after all we may give him a pay rise and he could still move. I dont think anyone will be paid more than colo tbh, and thats not 90k/week.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Spot on Graeme @5. Demba knows his value to the team and his quality as a goal scorer even if Ash/Llam don’t. He will not be taken for a fool by those 2. Why should he stay with us for 40K a week when Colo makes at least 75K a week? He is equally as important. Why do we always end up with knobs in charge of the club?

  • 16 jimiley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I cannot see Ba leaving the Toon in January. He has always said he loves the place, so why would he want to go anywhere else. Cashers will not sell him for 7 million, so he stays as long as the player wants to stay. Why would he want to go to Liverpool (who do not want Carroll but would consider it sweet revenge to get Ba for a total bargain) or Arsenal. Two clubs who are in freefall. They offer nothing more than the Toon. Ba is staying. But if manure or Chelski or City or Madrid or Barca…..different matter. He’d be gone in a flash, even if he does love the Toon.

  • 17 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    dont think colo gets 75k either….

  • 18 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Fair comment. Ba is the first Toon player to score 10 or more PL
    goals in consecutive seasons since Shearer. He did it in 2001-02,
    2002-03 and 2003-04. As I said in my first post Ba was instrumental in our victory and MOM for me. No question we should renegotiate his contract and sooner rather than later. More movement off the ball from the likes of Anita and Marveaux opened up space for Ba and Cisse. With HBA soon to return as well we could become a real attacking force.

  • 19 Novocastrian66 // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Ba performances have not been affected by the transfer speculation and that is to his credit.
    Hopefully he will stay as he would leave a big hole on our team.

  • 20 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Think he’ll go were ever the money is, though i hope we can keep hold of him. At least until the summer anyway.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Whatever we may think of other teams demise,a 40K a week wage rise pulls a lot of strings,that is evident in the players that opted to play in front of 15 000 fans at Loftus road.

  • 22 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    hasnt this happened in every TW since he joined? load of guff about nowt isnt it in the end? Personally i hope he stays, and if the club thinks he is worth a raise then fine, but if he demands more than morale and the club can bear then he wont be the first or last decent striker to move on, and we somehow manage to find another. I personally think Cisse will be revived if he did leave so I wouldnt panic if he’s angling for a move.

  • 23 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    JfA – just a slight adjustment to your text – said players have hardly ‘played’ in front of the qpr faithful have they? ;)

    I am still not sure on Ba the Journeyman idea.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Anyone who thinks Ba will stay with us and take a 40 or 50K a week haircut for the privilege is probably fooling themself because they love the club. An athlete’s career is very short. Ba does have knee problems which might make it even shorter. He will not stay on a low wage because Ashley wants to cheat him of a fair wage nor would I expect him to.

  • 25 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    First off:

    - None of you know what Ba makes
    - None of you know what Ba is asking
    - None of you know what Collo makes

    Altho we make allot of our discussions based on assumptions, rumours and wishfull thinking, calling people knobs cause you think you are assuming right….
    Well, that just goes for itself.
    Everyone has their limit economically. Would you want Ba’s new wage to be so high we may have to downsize potential additions to the squad? Because we could maybe cross a financial line?

    And don’t throw that “MA can spend what he wants” bull. Everything and everyone has its limits, we have ours and we simply have to abide by that.

  • 26 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Wrecker, I didn’t say that there was 5, Ben Arfa and Tiote are equal second you absolute w@nkshaft!

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Geordie two,
    Why would he pay that much for a haircut when Bigi has his own Salon and would probably do him mates rates.

  • 28 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Pardew and Lambais giving the answers 1st question is about last seasons finish and lack of strengthening, only 1st teamed being Anita, saying Anita deal took up until the last week, took them a long time to tie up the deal, suffering with injuries can’t get away from critisism on that front, 2nd about formation, why haven’t we stuck with the 4-3-3 as it work and the impact on Ba’s happiness, Pardew: all about balance, ba asked to do a job didn’t like it, tried different systems, ba situation is hanging over us, being as concise as I can here with as much detail.

  • 29 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Plans to purchase is January, we have a budget we have targets, these targets are long term targets.

  • 30 89Norcal // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Saw this tweet from Ba the other day after the salary news:

    Dec 2
    Demba Ba ?@dembabafoot
    “Here we go again…..”

    lol just tell your agents to keep their mouths shut, Demba!

    I want Ba to stay especially now that him and Cisse are actually playing together now, but if he does go I wouldn’t mind too much since Cisse can be our sole striker again

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I think we do know that Ba is making far less with us than he would elsewhere now. I think the point still stands, he won’t stay if it is financially ridiculous to do so. So it will be up to Ash/Llam to make him an offer that makes sense to him. This will be the crux of the matter, not love of city or team I’m afraid. Love doesn’t buy too many groceries.

  • 32 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    These are prepared questions by Michael Douglas who I assume is MSIDOuglas on twitter?

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    What time is it starting ?
    I went to the KK dinner last year and thought I would get a chance to ask him a question or two,there was about 1200 people there and the crowd got to ask two questions and they were sitting right next to the stage.

  • 34 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Dannyo- I wasn’t making any assumptions at all. Goalscorers like Ba are worth breaking imposed limits for simply because they win you matches. If you have to cut your cloth according to your means then
    we need to consider the options. For me providing we buy the long awaited full back and centre half I would be looking to secure Ba on a new contract. You don’t relinquish firepower without suffering. Look no further than Arsenal and Man U and Van Persie.

  • 35 Offkey // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    He also tweeted about liking the ‘dont sell Cabaye’ chant, Im a bit cynical and it crossed my mind (only for a second) that he may have wanted a ‘dont sell ba’ chant ring round St James to leverage his position……

  • 36 Ginger // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I really don’t get the whole Ba situation, surely this seems to happen every transfer window with his agents linking him to other clubs… So why doesn’t he just fire them and get new ones?

    Or am I missing something?

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    With Ba having a degenerative knee he would be a gamble for any club at 90k a week.

    …regardless of what w thinh the club should pay I can understand why Newcastle are hesitant since I cannot see any insurance company wanting to touch him!

    And you can’t really say Ba is worth that much just because someone is silly enough to pay the likes of RVP or Tevez huge money; it doesn’t work that way :-)

  • 38 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Marvo starting last night was the right way to go ..I think he will go well from now on ..He is a very good player.

    I wrote over a week ago how he can get into the box and have a pop or draw the foul..causes havoc in the minds of defenders ..It worked well last night .

    Also we have another really good player in Anita ..Work rate and skill ..Brilliant player , A great find .

    We really need an animal of a centerback in January ..We need the real deal, not potential.

    Danny Simpson done a job last night. He was OK, Just done his job the way you would expect ‘

    Mike Williamson was all at sea a few times ,,but a slight improvement on the usual game he plays , Pardew has no choice but to play him ,,he is not Prem league standard at all ..Williamson probably actually know this..
    Its frightning to watch him on the ball or trying to defend, I tend to look away when he receives the ball or try’s to defend ,he is often rooted to the spot !..Shame really. He is out of his depth..Probably a decent bloke too . We have lost a few/lot of games because of him . Other clubs do their homework and know his limitations ..

    I hope he can improve ..Give him a chance ..But ….

    Alderwield only please in January ..He is Brilliant ..Reminds me of Colin Todd, he was a world class player.

    It will be difficult to sign him though, Champions League and all that ..

  • 39 Novocastrian66 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Ginger. Ba wants it known that he is available. If a substantial pay rise comes his way he will be off, or it is a means of securing a pay rise at Newcastle.
    I think Pardew has been very candid on the situation also.

  • 40 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    It would be quite easy to put a clause in there. If Ba’s knee f**** up, we have the option to release him. It’s not going to be cheap to replace him, that’s for sure.

  • 41 obatoyou // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    How much is 50K a week more? It’s like 2 million a year, man, if he was gonna leave, he’d be like a new signing

    new signing at 2 mil who can score 20 goals a season, boy snap him up

    new signing man, can’t wait

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I don’t think any body is innocent in this affair,we have put a clause in because of his knee,they (his agents) have put clauses in because of our clauses,he won’t get rid of them because although they’re looking after they’re own interests he (Ba) stands to gain financially if they engineer a move or a pay rise.

  • 43 wreker16 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Lol the rage

  • 44 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Willamson probably cant believe he’s getting a game in the premiership. He looks like somebody has handcuffed his feet together. Bramble flashbacks everytime i watch him.

  • 45 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Why wouldn’t Ba and his Agents seek to leverage his position.? His representatives only earn commission when he moves on or the existing contract is renegotiated. The club would gain by removing the release clause or raising the bid release sum above it’s existing level. His Agent’s are testing the interest of other clubs. We need to act sooner rather than later to retain control of negotiations. Ba has fully justified an improved contract. Ba’s declaration of love for the club should also be tested.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    I’ve always tried to defend Williamson but that air dive as he tried to clear a cross last night was pitiful and embarrassing to watch.

  • 47 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Williamson should go out on loan to Gateshead. If he continues to make silly errors there, he should consider playing pub league football.

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    No worse than when colo lost his head after about 15 mins and started running in circles before being rescued by simmo!!

  • 49 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    He must be the only centre back in football that causes more problems for his own team, than the other team on corners lol

  • 50 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Phil Brown on radio 5 last night apparently said Williamson was one of the best defenders in the Premiership. He’s always been a good judge of a player!!!
    Agree with positive comments on Simpson. He played well.

  • 51 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    @Ian Toon
    Tbh, i didn’t notice you had a post that correspondet with what i said, i read through a couple of others here.
    Checked yours now tho ;)
    Now, i realise that there are risks in the Ba dealings. What do we lose if he goes and what can we gain in return.
    Arsenal is a good example indeed.
    At the same time, love him or loathe him, Ba has often shown a selfish side in his game.
    And things like that usually portray his character off the pitch. Ba is a selfish player, look how he went about it when playing on the left side. Obvious selfish reasons for his attitude at the time imo. Also impacted by his own lack of goals ofc.

    I’m just saying this, if Ba left, it might not make us weaker mate. I’m not saying we’d be stronger, but I personally do not think we’d be weaker.
    I think Cisse would come to the fore. And i think we’d add a different striker entirly.

  • 52 Kris Kross // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    its a tricky one, once he signs a big price of a contract he may quiet down and fizzle out. the good thing he is playing to be seen at the moment and we cant rush into something, but if a big club comes again exactly like the Carroll situation get him sold. As long as you replace him and more

  • 53 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    That’s why Phil Brown hasn’t got a job haha.

  • 54 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Few times against Wigan Ba Had the chance to put Cisse in on goal but decides to go himself and messes up . A few selfish decisions from him ..cant Knock his goals though .

    The perfect player to go alongside Cisse if Ba jumps ship is … Shane Long .

    He will be tempted by one of the so called bigger clubs / money clubs soon.

    BA plays football but he is not a Footballer in the mode of Shane long IE: Great feet ..pace..and an unselfish attitude, Long can also see a pass and create. He is a nightmare to play against ..A real neat complete player .

    .Shane long has it all ..

  • 55 Tsunki // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Magpies-till-d3ath – to be fair to wreker mate, technically when you nominate a joint position, the next one no longer exists and you have to iterate to the next number. So your example should have read:-

    1/ Ba
    2/ Tiote and Ben Arfa
    4/ Cabaye
    5/ Santon
    6/ Bigirimana(just cuz he’s awesome!!)

    If you are going to insult someone for an observation, being right helps a lot. :)

  • 56 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    @jail it’s just finished both myself and my dad have had the opportunity to ask 2 questions each.

  • 57 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Dannyo- sorry mate I think we’re going to have to disagree on this one.
    I love selfish strikers. Shearer being the most selfish. By any goal scoring measure Ba has kept his side of the deal. Bringing in any new player is a risk, we have a fully functioning leading top draw striker.
    Cisse is a natural goalscorer but the top sides have more than one. Also if you take Ba out of the equation opposition defenders can focus on Cisse. He was lethal on joining in part because of Ba’s presence.
    Of course we could restructure if Ba goes but it would not be my preferred option. I suspect it’s not Pards either.

  • 58 toonLYF // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    for me…

    1. Ben Arfa
    2. Tim Krul
    3. Yohan Cabaye
    4. Papiss Cisse
    5. Davide Santon

    Bigi and Colo would be next favourites.

  • 59 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Sure Ba leaving would make us weaker unless we replaced him with an equally good striker. Ba scores lots of goals and that’s hard to find. Ehat happens if Cisse is injured, who would play? Shola Ameobi?

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Do we know who’s leaking info about Ba’s contract situation or is it all just speculations?

    …justified that is!

    I always thought tapping up players wad illegal and that an agent could loose his licence?

  • 61 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Tsunki- None of them deserve to be moved down a position!:)

  • 62 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    *wad = was

  • 63 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    @Online Guy
    What we need is a lay up guy. Sort of how Best worked for Ba.
    Doesn’t have to be amazingly good really, but i think Shane Long is an excellent type of that kind of player.
    It’s difficult to explain the role, but again, an unselfish player, with pace mind, who can score ofc, but is equally good at seizing the right oppertunities infront of goal.

  • 64 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Shane Long, anyone?

  • 65 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    My questions were directed at brigton away, and the priority of the FA cup about fielding a strong team, to which my reply was nothing would please me more than getting revenge, I’ve been very unlucky as a manager in the FA cup, my other question was, in my opinion we played some of our best football this season last night, however, prior to this performance we have seen a lot of balls lumped forward in an almost hit and hope fashion, from a managers point of view could you tell us what makes the difference in these performances.

  • 66 toonLYF // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    If Ba was to go, Remy would be the obvious affordable and realistic replacement for me. Best suited to a LF role, he’d be more than happy to play out wide, and is in somewhat of a similar mold to Ba by means of being a powerful driving striker. His goalscoring record hasn’t been great recently due to a few injuries, but he’s a big talent, and that’s there for everyone to see.


    Ben Arfa——-Cisse———Remy

    looks so exciting.

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Online guy
    Demba linked up with midfield and cisse well last night and was clever about when he passed it the times he didnt pass 9/10 was because cisse was offside

    Dannyo we already have that in arfa and marv if ba goes we need a goal scorer and shane long is hardly prolific

  • 68 wreker16 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM


    Thank you, also it was a casual remark not a full out attack, calm down dear ;)

    On another note, Ba deserves a contract, he’s scored goals which is the job of a striker, he is selfish but as someone pointed out, shearer was selfish and its a trait found in most strikers and also the most glaringly obvious chance he ha to pass to cisse… HE DID!! Only to find out cisse was offside (muppet). Shane long would be a great addition though :)

  • 69 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    To which my reply was, sometimes teams set up to make others look bad eg west ham, pardew explained that someone had in fact been at the training ground and informed alladyce of their team, he said there is no excuse however for lack of perfomamces but that confidence plays a massive factor

  • 70 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    @Ian Toon
    Ba is a top player, i don’t think anyone in their right mind can argue that, and i’m not either.
    I’m just saying, do you please the best striker in your squad for the sake of the team or do you please the team for the sake of the striker?
    I’m not saying that this is the case, but one cannot avoid the signals being sent from the players and the camp on this matter.

    Why does AP go from a 4-3-3 that works to a 4-4-2 that doesn’t? The players AP brings in, the way he wants to control the midfield, it all contradicts how our season is going. Or am i wrong?

    I think AP wants to keep Ba too, no doubt, but how far will they go to accomodate him? I think there’s a balance here, one we might not get right.

  • 71 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM


    Shane Long seems perfect In every aspect ..I imagined the way the play was going last night against Wigan that Long could hold the ball up but also release that telling pass at exactly the right time into the box ..That’s what we are lacking, that final killer pass that cut’s a defence
    in 2 ..Shane Long ..Perfect for all occasions.. Methinks, Danny.

  • 72 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Kets- How are you ? What do Phil Brown and Ibiza have in common? A. Perma tan. He also said the ref had ruined the game by sending Figueroa off. 43,000 Geordies thought differently.

  • 73 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I’ll be back on tomorrow for more crack cheers.

  • 74 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Cheers for the updates

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I can’t remember that,well pleased with the result though,wasn’t the best performance but hopefully it will have provided a much needed needed confidence boost,as for January transfers hopefully the 44K attendance last night will have shown Mashley that we expect him to spend a few quid as well.

  • 76 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    No, i wasn’t thinking of him as a replacement for Ba, far from it.
    More like the 3rd/4th striker.
    Cisse and Ba, does not work, but there are plenty of games through a season for them to play.
    I just want one that works with Ba, and i think Shane is that type of player. Marveux and HBA are not strikers.

  • 77 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Dannyo- We spoilt Shearer rotten. And he was well worth it. Arsenal offered Van Persie a fortune to stay( apparently) but he wanted to win things. What is Ba’s motivation? Remember he’s a Muslim .

  • 78 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM


    Your right ..A few times Ba held the play up and could not release to Cisse..Wonder does Cisse know the offside rule ! hhaha He was off loads of times ..Suppose that’s the way he plays Just level with the defender ..but gets caught out when they step up. It’s a hard game

    NO easy games at all in the prem.. more so than ever now.

  • 79 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    I think Demba Ba’s religious faith is irrelevant in any discussion on why or woouldn’t he stay with us !

  • 80 tequilamag // Dec 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Mackas7 thanks for the updates

  • 81 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    @Ian Toon
    I can’t compare Shearer to Ba mate, Shearer is a whole different type of legend for us, and i’d give him my arm to have him play two more years before he retired.
    We might have spoilt him, but he was worth it, and i would give it a fair crack and say he didn’t spoil a teams setup for any manager.

  • 82 josh // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Kets, Williamson called earlier, he said can you stop talking about him as he’s down to his last few potato head ears. You’ve burnt the rest off. Also he said your a massive cock and you should listen to me once and for all and find that hole and crawl in it and never emerge. Unless the planet is overtaken by cabbages then you’ll fit right in.

  • 83 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM


  • 84 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Mackas,did anybody ask anything that might be considered controversial,like why there wasn’t replacements lined up if a deal didn’t go through after Carr had said if player A wasn’t available then we would go for player B and then C.

  • 85 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    What have i missed here? Has there been a Q&A somewhere?

  • 86 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I once told Iam McFaul to Sign John Robertson from Hearts
    I also said to him he should sign Dave Beasant the Wimbledon Keeper, and one other player I cant recall, Iam McFaul Signed all three! ..We nearly got relegated and John Robertson played only a handful of games and was banished to the reserves..Still don’t know why Robertson started playing poorly . Mystified.

    All the players flopped ..

    But hey ! I nearly got us relegated !

  • 87 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    aye the gates dropping is never good need sonething to lift the team and the fans

    Online guy
    Think cisse is just desperate to get on the score sheet!

    Dannyo true but both sound eager to give that role a try and def think they have the movement and passing range to play there

  • 88 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Dannyo – Looking at the current composition of the side we should look to keep Ba. The suggestion of signing Shane Long to play with him is sound. We nearly signed him when he was @ Reading but were put off by £5 million fee quoted. Why would WBA sell him! I am not suggesting Ba is in the same class as Shearer at his peak. I personally think that claims of Ba causing disruption is much exaggerated .
    I am off. Take it easy.

  • 89 mattyNUFC // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    hey kets

    if you were making 15, 20k a week, would you quit that job on your own accord?

    you make good points from time to time. quit being such a troll and blasting hyperbole all the time. have an opinion, we all do, but don’t put such a nonsensical spin on everything you say

  • 90 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Cisse plays on the shoulder of the last defender as he was doing last night.

    But the problem we had/have at the moment is we tend to have one touch to many on the ball, and by the time the pass has been made Cisse, has made his move.

    With confidence of a win and Anita and Marvo getting games hopefully they will be able to pick out his runs

  • 91 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Shearer played a fair part in the downfall of bobby robson mate tbf

  • 92 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Dont know if anyone is watching skysports 2 but they have just shown dortmunds training machine to improve passing and……..WOW these lads are lightyears ahead

  • 93 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    I guy called Mackas 7 was invited to a Q & A tonight.

  • 94 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    There’s playing on the shoulder & then there’s piss poor play,which Cisse is guilty off. It’s not that hard to stay on side. I’ve never seen a striker get caught offside as much as he does. It would boil my piss if I played alongside him.

  • 95 ONLINE GUY // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM


    You are totally correct about Shearer and the
    Bobby Robson Affair at the time ..there is a lot I could say but I think you know the score.

    A disgrace, is all I can say.

  • 96 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Aye, i caught that part, i just wasn’t aware there was a Q&A.
    Nothing official then i take it?

  • 97 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Really? That’s a side of things that passed me by tbh.

  • 98 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Online guy
    Most of what i heard came from alain goma done a fair bit of work for him a couple of years back and yeah he wasnt too complimentary about wor alan

    Leon best……….;)

  • 99 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    @jail, believe this if you wish, but my dads question was about Pardews contract (will try and explain in detail tomorrow) to which Pardews response was I think that question is ‘a f*****g insult
    ‘ and lambias ended the questions there, and came over to tell my dD he was out of order, needless to say the guy isn’t a particularly nice guy and was not willing to listen at all, which I suspect most of you bloggers had already guessed, hope I’ve gave you all some food for thought. And hope my memory serves me well tomorrow. Also thanks for the appreciation, my info could have been better but didn’t want to be sat in front of the management/coaching staff and moncur (he was taking questions) on my phone ;p!

  • 100 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Edin dzeko now thats an unhappy and unsettled looking player…………

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Not sure if it was official maybe a jolly for box holders possibly.

  • 102 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Bugger, I’ve just posted a fairly long post and it contained f**king, assuming it’s been monitored or something so I will try again, also thanks for the appreciation, been trying to get as much info across as I can tonight but I didn’t really want to be sat infront of the management on my phone ha! But basically my dad asked a question regarding pards contract, saying yep all for stability etc, but what if it goes t*ts up, is there a clause that’s says we ain’t happy as fans on your bike pards (slightly better worded), to which pardew replied that’s a f**king insult, lambais ended the questions there, lambias then came over to our table to say the question was out of order

  • 103 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Aright, given that what he said is true, it’s interesting and open words imo.
    Why can they not be like that to the press?

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Lee Dixon talking about Arsenals transfer policy,doesn’t your heart bleed for them Gooners not having won anything for seven years.

  • 105 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    As much of you bloggers probably already know/agree to lambias ain’t much of a guy, doesn’t seem like hes willing to listen when he came over, overall the night was enjoyable and most questions asked were answered fairly well, again hopefully my memory will serve me well to come back on tomorrow and give more info as typing on the phone is a b**ch.

  • 106 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    @dannyo, they both spoke about the chronicle and how they aren’t great fans of the tabloids, because the papers had alledgedy published our line up for west ham (so what?!) and that they’ve also just hired a communications adviser (or something) from the USA, and initially they wanted to sort out underlying thing and get it out the way before releasing info, as my dads other question (which he stole off me) was related to communication between the club and the fans and how tonight is productive but why can’t it be a quaterly occurrence for example e.g. Are we as a club on target?

  • 107 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Cheers for that :)
    And one has to agree, a bit too forward that question, lol.
    No one of us really does have any business enquiring about other peoples job contracts.
    So i can honestly understand the reaction to the question, altho i it could perhaps have been avoided prettier ;)

    I will scoure the blog for your retell of the Q&A tomorrow :)
    Cheers for the info for now tho ;)

  • 108 mackas7 // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Agreed dannyo but I do think pards could have been slightly more tactful with his answers, the fact he reacted in such a way leads me to believe the question touched a nerve?

  • 109 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    mackas7- communication is a two way process. If that last question was a measure of the tactful way you posed your questions it’s not surprising it was the last.

  • 110 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Well, maybe the question was not too far from the truth.
    And it’s hardly the best way for AP and DL to end a Q&A asawell. Altho the question might be too direct, there’s a much better way to sidestep it.
    They are pros after all.

    At the same time, maybe it does show that DL does have APs back more than we think?

  • 111 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    @ tads

    Would love Dzeko m8 but we aint gunna get him for any less than 15 million. He is very similar to Van Persie and would probably give him a run for his money goalscoring wise if he played every week. Maybe an exchange deal for Ba if he really wants to leave ?

  • 112 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Pardew makes time for travelling away fans. Not always when we lose but he says as much openly as he reasonably can. Contractual clauses and exclusions would not be raised. It’s. totally un

  • 113 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Unprofessional. Sorry in a pub watching footy.

  • 114 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    We aint got a chance in hell of signing dzeko tbf high fee huge wages i was just dreaming thats all had accidentally wandered into ketsyland

  • 115 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Ian toon
    Which game you watching?

  • 116 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    What the hell is going on with Chamakhs hair ? , looks like he has been styling it with carlube :)

  • 117 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I personally don’t think a question of that nature is a ‘fu$$in’ insult,we help pay that eight year contract and think we have the right to know if there are stipulations in being able to stay in such a deal,I wouldn’t expect to find out the ins and outs but I would like to think that we could be told of certain levels of expectation.

  • 118 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Dinno bout his hair i was still in shock thaf toy carroll still has a career

  • 119 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    *roy carroll

  • 120 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    The question was perhaps a little out of taste but the way managers are treat especially in England you have to expect situations like that

  • 121 MacToon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Post 101, classic mate, fair question too ;-)

  • 122 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Have to say, you can’t say it is our right to now.
    Every single job out there is a job to serve others, every single one.
    I run a restaurants, customers pay my wages, that doesn’t mean they have a any right to know what is in my contract.
    We just have to accept that.

  • 123 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Man city

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I think if you spilled hot coffee on somebody they would expect to know whether you’d be fired.

  • 125 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Ian toon
    Did you see the little demo of dortmunds footballnaut training dome?
    Really want dortmund to win sonething about that classy kit!

  • 126 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    If someone came at me with that question, i’d be insulted, lol.
    Seems we’re back to square one ;)

  • 127 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    That number 99 for Olympiakos Abdoun looks tasty like. Anyone know about him

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    I’d have answered ‘there are certain levels of expectations I am expected to achieve and I aim to do that’
    and no’ I don’t want to reveal that as I don’t want to put any pressure on my players’

  • 129 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Dannyo- We the fans are not a contractual party. Of course we have absolutely no right-Lol

  • 130 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM


    That Dortmund training exercise was on ESPN about a month ago when they were showing a Dortmund game. Looks amazing like and would definately improve you passing and awareness. Only problem is it costs a fortune. I would love to try it though and see how well I did compared to Reuce or Lewandowski :)

  • 131 lesh // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Sitting on a wreath of holly at his next board meeting is too good for Ashley.

    Jail, how’s about it was mistletoe rather than holly?

  • 132 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Apparantly there the only club atm using the technology, i mean this is a club that really we should be looking up to not arsenal someone tell ashley birtmund constantly turn a profit!!!

  • 133 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    was going to be mistletoe but I didn’t reckon it would be as painful as holly,barbed wire laced with red hot chilli would have been my preferred choice but that wasn’t very Christmassy.

  • 134 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    For anyone else intrested in the footbonaut!!!

  • 135 Mister Tuff // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Good series of posts about the Q & A session. With reference to the question about Parsnips contract – and the reply “f*****g insult” I am quite astounded by the reply. Whilst some people may be uneasy about revealing certain matters about their employment contract ( or legally bound not to) – the nature of the reported reply was outrageous at a public q & a session. Whilst I am no prude about swearing in many organisations if this occured you would be sacked. As previously pointed out -the club are supposed to be the professionals and not the members of the public.
    Parsnip has previous for PR gaffes.
    Some have posted that there is no lawful right for someone to obtain details of anothers’ employment contract -this is indeed true – but if a person wanted to divulge this would be in order -provided they wanted to and or were not legally prevented from doing so – might indeed be a bit of a cheek. But to answer using foul language is not acceptable.

  • 136 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Tads- know I missed that. Missing most of the football as well. See Arsenal have scored that makes a change.

  • 137 Graeme // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Jail – make it razor wire, paint it green, very festive!!!!

  • 138 Dannyo // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Aye, it’s a good answer, but it is not what he was asked :)

  • 139 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Mister Tuff- In contractual law, an employee can also be dismissed for divulging terms and conditions of employment to another employee. We weren’t present so we can’t vouch for reported response by our manager. It’s easy to find fault or just misinterpret. Not everyone of our fans is as smart as you.

  • 140 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Evening, internuts. What’s the hot topic today?

  • 141 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    I would love to force feed Llambias with dog shit.

  • 142 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Mister Tuff- I would be very surprised if Pardew responded in that way. He finds time for travelling fans and I have never heard or seen him disrespect any fan. He says how long he can stay and sticks to it.
    He would not be expecting any personal questions on the nature of his employment and certainly not the terms and conditions. I haven’t
    Spoken to him for some time but I understand he was congratulated and responded by saying that it was designed to achieve stability and build the club from the grass roots. He. Expressed the desire to see a number of academy players come through the system. He never discusses individuals other than in a jokey way.

  • 143 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Tads- I think I’ watching the wrong game. Mind you we play both sides later this month.

  • 144 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Fake ruddy it’s a real shame that no one has strangeld you with you’re own shoe laces.

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Ian toon
    Im also watching citeh and it has yo be said there desperatly out of form and are by no means untiuchable same to be said about arsenal

  • 146 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    I accept that we have no right to know what it stipulates in his contract but I would still love to know though :)

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    I have no idea how there letting the zagreb match continue the pitch has got like 3 inches of snow and ppl are falling over left right and center!!!

  • 148 Mister Tuff // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Ian @138 – granted we we not at the venue -so are only commenting on the report by a blogger . However if the report is true I stand by my original post.Having some knowledge of contractual matters you correctly suggest that divulging the contents of a contract could lead to disciplinary action. However, this would not apply to matters not contained within a contract -along the lines of a clause suggesting that if the fans were sick of him he could be dismissed. Whilst this might have been a daft question the professional reply should have been – initial laughter -denial that the clause existed and finishing that matters contractual are not discussed. Again leeway has to be given to ordinary members of the public.
    Ian -you have previously objected to offensive behaviour/comments on the blog -which I support -recently you seem to be giving Parsnip a “free pass” because he chats to the fans.

  • 149 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Catchy the 2nd have you scared away catchy the 1st?

  • 150 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM


    It’s a real shame nobody has force fed you jacket spuds until you’re brimful, then mashed your entire body and served the slop to MA, so we could then posthumously refer to you as Catchy In a Straight Jacket Spud.

  • 151 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Tads- hopefully were back in form-LOL

  • 152 Graeme // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Dortmund 1-0 Schrieber

  • 153 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Dortmund 1-0!!! Bye bye citeh no europa for you! Cant help but feel even though mancini said they want europa they really dont!
    Ajax have pulled one back

  • 154 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    And City are crashing out of the Champions League again :) . I reckon if Mancini does not win a trophy this year he will be suited and booted

  • 155 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Think evil Catchy is watching last nyts game over and over again trying to find negative points. He’ll be back tomorrow with the results.

  • 156 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Catchy In Straight Jacket is actually ‘real Ruddy’. Rumbled.

  • 157 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    All is not great with mourinho at madrid so if he decided to walk i reckon mancini will we out quicker than ashley can get to the front of an all you can eat buffet

  • 158 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Fake Ruddy go and backflip from the nearest cliff.

  • 159 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Mister Tuff- I would need to have been there to believe the claim. I thought it was fanciful and mischievous. It often Ames people feel important to report such happenings. Not that I am suggesting anyone is telling porkies. People often believe things sincerely that they have’t heard. Or simply misunderstood. Not everyone is of the same intellectual capacity. If you remember I referred to a behavioural psychologist in a recent post to you and you thought I was mentioning Taquila it was all very confusing. Well for me. Then I am a simple fellow.

  • 160 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Ahhhh wheres transfer sage when i need him!
    Seeing zabeleta has reminded me my mate reckons citeh are willing to let him go for about £5 mil dont know where he heard it but would defo love to see zab in a b&w shirt very attack minded Fb

  • 161 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Is mental catchy not fake Ruddy arguing with himself or Beardo,or one of those other pseudonyms he operates under,he can be quite funny sometimes though.

  • 162 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Wow when did arsenal go 2-1 down

  • 163 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:18 PM


    I would have Zabaleta like but again any player coming from City will be on sky high wages but players like him make me realise how poor offensively Danny Simpson is

  • 164 Ian Toon // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Mister Tuff- Just for clarity on your concluding point. I was referring to offensive behaviour towards posters with mental health and learning difficulties. I enjoyed our chat enjoy the rest of the evening.

  • 165 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    I think on the Q & A,as has been pointed out none of us posting on here other than macka 7 was in attendance tonight so maybe we should reserve judgement as to what or wasn’t said,I could have easily reported from the KK dinner that certain things were said and who could have said anything to believe or disbelieve me.

  • 166 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    To many spelling mistakes to be the real ruddy. He sounds like the type of guy who irons his boxer shorts & has all his belongings lined up all neat and tidy.

    And probably still kisses his mother.

  • 167 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Aye signing for citeh is almost like semi retiring unless your prepared to take a pay cut in exchange for regular football or your contract runs out

  • 168 jimmysmith // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Maybe Ba is “owned” by gangsters, warlords hoodlums and knucklemen.

    How else do you explain the disparate views coming one from the player and the other, his handlers.

    Trippy shit!

  • 169 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Who does ??

  • 170 Catchy In Straight Jacket // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    The Real Ruddy.

  • 171 jimmysmith // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    You don’t kiss your mother! You heartless brute.

  • 172 croftus5678 // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    my view is that 60k is our wage cap and we should not break it.
    but ….. compared to other prem teams and there strikers ba is easily worth 90k and truth be told footballers only have till 35years ish max to earn as much as possible so imo he owes us nothing as he was free and he has made nufc more money than we spent on him and has allways been a great servant to us imo.
    if he stays like he did last transfer window when i thought he would go in my eyes he would be the new toon hero esp if he rids himself of that stupid (for us) contract.
    lets show the lad how much we love him as its the only hope we may have of keeping him.

  • 173 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    That morata lad we were linked with has come on for real madrid seriously quick little player decent touch but doesn’t look much if a striker

  • 174 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Well said mate

  • 175 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Crortus,well said with that amazing policy a 52000 full house will be able to watch our best players go off to a bigger club like Spurs who don’t seem to mind paying the going rate for leading goalscorers or exciting attacking fullbacks.

  • 176 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM


  • 177 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Man City are useless in Europe like.

  • 178 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Think Mancini will be offski in the summer.

  • 179 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Man city were useless and now there out completly hahahahahahahahahaha

  • 180 Jail for Ashley // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    I would like to wager a bet that Mourinho will be there at the start of next season.

  • 181 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    I’ve watched every game they’ve played in champions league last two seasons.

    I think I bring them bad luck. :-)

  • 182 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Pls keep watching them!

    I posted this story earlier this is a bit more on it
    Truly disgusting, shocking

  • 183 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Nah I think Guardiola will end up there.

    I don’t mind City, I used to go over to Maine road with my mate & his dad sometimes when I was a kid, when they were rubbish lol

  • 184 BelfastMagpie // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Keith Curle and the likes played for them then,how times have changed eh ? Lol

  • 185 croftus5678 // Dec 4, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    if its the wage cap you was having a go at there i’m not sure how you would solve it as its obv we can not pay 100k per player like we used to and i see 60k plenty enough for any player so should we be held to ransom by other teams paying 100k+ or make a stand like we have and say 60k is max ?
    players will go for more money ..i would if someone offered to double my wages ..we are not city/manu/chelsky ect ect our players play for love and money not just money like they used to and its better we have cisse/ba on 60k/week than a waster owen on 100k !

  • 186 jimmysmith // Dec 4, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Man City may be rubbish in Europe but I’m sure they’d make an exception for us, so I’m delighted they’re out altogether.

    If we had drawn them in the Europa League, on current form they’d almost certainly have kicked several colours of shite out of us

  • 187 Ginger // Dec 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    @ JFA and Novo

    Ahh, the whole situation just seems dodgy. I honestly think he seems to like it here much more then he lets on, he just looks genuinely happy.

    There must be something about Newcastle football club that makes the players just instantly fall in love with it, I mean anyone of our players could kick up a fuss and get much higher wages in another place if they truly wanted too. (Aside from Simpson and Williamson) As our team is pretty quality.

  • 188 ToonAndy // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Would like to see this against Fulham..






    With Ba and CISSE swapping

  • 189 soundoid // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I was just trying to work out a team for Bordeaux.

    Willo or Tea lady????

    Not the best CB in the league, not the best CB in conference and banqueting

  • 190 spitfire_ // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Good one…

  • 191 Graeme // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Soundoid – does the tea lady push her trolley during the game? She will therefore have a similar turning circle as Willo but slightly better acceleration!!

    If the trolley can be left on the touchline – she plays mate lol

  • 192 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    My team for Fulham






  • 193 soundoid // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM


    First name on the team sheet for me. Was going to play her as a CF.

  • 194 soundoid // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Mike Williamson does make a fantastic cup of tea by the way.

  • 195 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Team for Bordeaux:


  • 196 soundoid // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    My team for Bordeaux.

    Tav—Tea lady—Perch—Fergie

  • 197 soundoid // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Shit i forgot about Westlife…

  • 198 jimmysmith // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Who’s Oogabooga, and isn’t that just the tiniest bit appalling, just quetly?

  • 199 soundoid // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Yeah when you think about it we really need a CB no matter how hard his name is to say.

  • 200 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Oogabooga – Colo, Captain Caveman etc.

    We need the squad replenishing, fast!

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