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Pardew Defiant – Determined To Succeed At Newcastle

10:57 am, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 297 Comments

There’s no doubt that Alan Pardew lost support among some Newcastle fans over those last 30 minutes of the game with Reading on Saturday – which we ended up losing – but still remain only 5th bottom of the league table.

alan pardew - oh no

Alan Pardew – Reading just scored

The Newcastle manager has admitted to making errors in his substitutions against Reading, and it cost us all 3 points against a side who are now only 2 points behind us and who had previously been in the bottom two all season.

But Pardew is showing some courage, fortitude and some guts too, as he has said today he is more determined than ever to turn things around at Newcastle.

This is what he said in the local press today:

“None of it will deter me – if anything all of this makes me more determined to succeed with Newcastle.” “I will take the criticism from the fans. That is part of the job at Newcastle – I have to accept it.” “And I’m certainly not going to ignore it.”

“Once we get our best players on the pitch and fully fit again – and sign new players – I am confident we can get out of it.”  “They are frustrated with the team and frustrated with me. But I can promise we will emerge stronger for it.”

“I can handle the situation. And I am determined to get it right.”  “Those rumors (about getting the sack) are way off the mark. We are here to get it right.”

We hope Alan Pardew can turn it around with upcoming games next Wednesday and Saturday at Aston Villa and at home to Chelsea respectively – and these are now two massive games for Newcastle.

We think Mike Ashley has been extremely patient with the manager through almost three months of more than trying times – but if we lose the next two games – it’s hard to believe the owner would stick with Pardew for too long after that .

Especially if that means having to drop down to the Championship again for the second time in four short years.

I’d be very happy if we just survive this season – and with the number of players we could get in this month – Newcastle will then have a clear-out of players this summer, and we think we could be in great shape to take another crack at a top six place next season.

But first of all we have to stay up – that’s all that matters right now.

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297 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~Anita One Bites the Dust~ // Jan 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    If anything…. the last time we hated him this much… he went on to prove us all wrong…

    Can miracles happen twice though?

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Remember everyone…if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all :)

  • 3 JackButler // Jan 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Dutch Football ?@football_oranje
    Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel being linked to Newcastle united today with Sporting Lisbon in financial trouble.

  • 4 nick_9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    I like the fact this time a acknowledges new signings will play a part in dragging our bums up the league. Carefully worded.

  • 5 rainrix // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Ibiza… Back on your fence child! :)

  • 6 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Pardew needs to be more tactically astute. The Marvueax sub wasn’t a single game mistake. He made tactical blunders all throughout the season and that’s why we are where we are. We are probably the most predictable team this season where bottom clubs and heck even championship teams like brighton has outplayed us.

    I have no faith in him. He needs individual brilliance to buy him out of trouble all the time. and paper the cracks over poor tactical management aspect of him. he’s not our long term answer. we need stability but not from him.

    watch ben arfa come back and turn the season around for us. and it has nothing to do with pardew ability.

  • 7 JackButler // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Trying not to think where we could be now if these players came in when we needed them (in the bloody summer)

  • 8 navsingh1 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    If we get RVW then this will have been one of the best windows in football history!! debuchy, mwiba, sisoko and rvw?! It takes me 4 seasons to sign these players on fm haha

  • 9 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    For all his failing this year maybe it is what he needed.

    It will have shown him what way we bets play football and it will show ashley that without continuous investment you slide down the league.

  • 10 shearermania // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    well at the moent i cant tell whats worst watching nufc play or browsing through youporn videos but if we indeed sign van wolfsvinkel or what ever his name is….we might be in buissness…i actually hbeard a rumour we were looking at this defender RONALD JEREMY and he could arrive with his own helicopter…

  • 11 croftus5678 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    allways supported alan but after the reading game i became a hater then heard the reasons why cabaye came off and that he admitted he made a mistake and i became neutral as changing a manager half way through a season will definatly do no good unless the manager is way below par (i think alan is avg manager) but i really will be cheering him on and hopeing he does great (until he mucks up again)

  • 12 JackButler // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    http://www.soccernews.com/newcastle-reignite-interest-in-van-wolfswinkel/112030/?

  • 13 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Ben Arfa is a real livewire in our attacks and his unpredictability makes sure the opponent defence are constantly watching him which allows us to buy time and move forward slowly.

    We desperately need him to fire us up the table. He’s the key.

  • 14 Moe-NUFC // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    re-post

    Agreed
    As much I as I loved this Cheikh, for me he’s the most likely to be sold in our midfield. Too many silly yellow cards and by the looks, the number is not going down. Add to that he’s not been half the player he once was for the club, got similar demons to those of a certain Barton certainly not the same type tho.

  • 15 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    i go on leave come back we lost another one….Is anybody gonna sign for us?

  • 16 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Borrowed time.

  • 17 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    It’s bullshit Butler. @Cwarr07 started it

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    with tiote

    I always thought he was a solid player but over rated by many.

    He would be good to keep hold of as if we have him, cabaye, sissoko (hopefully), anita, marvoux thats a good bunch in midfield. Variety and they will all be fighting for places.

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    No more excuses. If we get these signings in, there will be no place to hide for him. All these players want the ball and want to play football. At the minute, I’d say opinion is pretty evenly split on Pards, and how we perform with the new signings in the next month will determine his fate.

    Even if he keeps us up by the skin of our teeth, then I see him out in the summer. However if we start playing good attractive football, and comfortably move up the table then I see him continuing.

  • 20 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Yeah, Jack, that’s the one I posted on the last article, would be great if he came, but I don’t hold much hope of it. Like beattie says, too pricey for ashley.

  • 21 catchy in norway // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    i thnk all that is happening is he being given more rope to hang himself with

    its not the first time he has tried to shut up shop and got it wrong, and while the guy puts his faith in players like perch , jonas , shola, obertan, the noose is only getting tighter,,

    its just a guess, but i recon they are out there looking at managers too, we have villa spuds chelski next 3, and villa an away game, i can not see us getting more than a point out of all those games :(

    the whole thing needs a shake up

  • 22 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Rainrix…Sticks and stones may break my bones….

    You can expect many wise words from my mother today :)

  • 23 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    What signings Mbiwa I see most likely to Arsenal…?????

  • 24 Toon_Army // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    How many defensive players are we buying? Sure it’s great but didn’t we just lose our top scorer and have our no. 9 well out of sorts, I am worried that we have not been linked with any top striker yet with the clock ticking… Ben Arfa has to play a free role behind the Cisse when he comes back….

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    lilongwe

    Same for…the main goal is to make sure we survive.

    But we have to also show some signs of evolving as a team and playing in a way which suits the lads we have.

    The latter is starting to show so if Pardew can start picking up points and continue to improve the play I will be very happy for him to stay as it shows he has learned from the mistakes he made.

  • 26 rainrix // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Ibiza… Does she have a view on newcastles current Plight? :)

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    ~Anita One Bites the Dust~…from last post

    …that is exactly who I meant :) Are we linked with him as well now?

  • 28 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Rainrix…She does. “It’s Sh*t! – Can’t we get Alan Shearer back?”

    I should note she means as a player, not manager.

  • 29 Levi // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    I would love van wolfswinkel. He would be great just behind cisse when we play 442. He is like the exact opposite to cisse. Fast, tricky and a great finisher but I don’t think he has that strikers instinct. Some one said yesterday what striker would you like for 10mil and I thought of him however he probably cost a bit more

  • 30 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Catchy

    I agree, they are probably assessing other options at the moment if they decide to part with Pardew. However I don’t think it will happen as soon as you expect. I think we will stay up, but if we only just stay up, which I suspect could well be the case then he will be replaced at the start of the summer, with his replacement lined up ready to come in straight away.

  • 31 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    My only issue is ‘if’ we do sign M’bwia, Hadiera, Sissoko and Gouffran we still have no threat from set pieces.

    Yeah Cabaye can score a free kick but his delivery from corners and set plays out wide are pants.

    We need a good crosser of the ball and/or a decent CB who is not only tall (like Williamson) but powerful (unlike Williamson).

    Even just someone who causes havoc in the box leaving other players unmarked. I’d love a Samba like player to go alongside M’bwia or even a Alderweireld who has superb delivery and can score free kicks from 40 yards.

    You guys know what I mean.

  • 32 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Jason Scotland is having a medical as we speak. Free transfer.

  • 33 ToonBano // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    The man cant go through any press interview without talking about players coming back and new signings.

    How about the complete lack of organisation at the back and total lack of ambition in attack? How about you sort that out and do your job you useless ****?

  • 34 Moe-NUFC // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Ed I think you’re forgetting something (or probably avoiding it).
    This summer “clear out” could well include the likes of Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Santon, and Colocini if he stays. Not looking bright I know but that’s the cost of being cheap in last summer which helped us in no way!

  • 35 G.unit // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Although I was as down as the next fan after the game on Saturday, I can’t help thinking that Ashley seeing this game has gave him the kick up the backside needed.

    If we were sitting a tidy top half position of the table, would Ashley be spending the money? I’m not sure if he would!!

    Any how, all positive things coming out of the club at the minute and I always said that I would reserve judgement at the end of January. So far so good, if rumours are to be believed!!

  • 36 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Also I have defended Obertan from day 1 but I really believe the pressure has gotten in the way of his obvious talent.

    I think we should use him to either get Gouffran for nothing (and allow Obertan ti return to his old club) or as a deal sweetener (give him Bordeaux/Toulouse on loan).

  • 37 rainrix // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    ibiza… So she’s firmly in the neggar camp then :)

  • 38 catchy in norway // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    can i just make a point

    a manager should not be judged on what he can do with his best squad,
    but on what he has availible at any one time,

    pardew keeps asking for time to see him with his best players,, it will never happen, for what ever reasons

    the thing is, the next thing he will say, is my new payers need time,

    its just one big circle with pardew

    he has had 23 league games , and failed in most

    nocked out of both cups

    the kids got him into the next stage of europe and he slated them

    born loser

  • 39 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Bano…What’s up mate, you’re normally a lot cheerier than this?

  • 40 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Beattie

    The problem with our corners is they are directed to williamson all the time, too predictable.

    What we need is to just play the ball into a dangerous area, around the 6 yard box say 7/8 times out of 10 and then use a variation the other times.

    If you put the ball in a dangerous area you will likely cause a mistake or have a player get on the end of it.

    We try to overly complicate it but use a poor tactic.

  • 41 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Gouffran?????

    Since when are we into him dont rate him at all :-/

  • 42 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Yes, I know what you mean. A couple of large menacing aerial threats, and someone who can land a ball on their heads.

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    TS

    I think if Pardew can continue to evolve and learn then that’s great, and I’m happy to see him continue. But we need to see real signs of progress. Moyes finished 17th under similar constraints but was backed. Everton didn’t play good football then either, it was scrappy and defensive. Maybe Pardew can turn it around.

    The other good sign is as you rightly pointed out, Ashley also seems to have learnt. This bad spell seems to have made him realise that you can’t just rest on your laurels.

    If we survive, and I think we will, then this season could be crucial in building the club to where we want to be.

  • 44 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Rainrix…What you saying about my Mum? Wanna take this outside lad?

  • 45 Moe-NUFC // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    @Transfer Sage
    spot on!

  • 46 RooneyToons // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Wolfeswinkel would be a bad signing

    Disliked by the Sporting fans he does nothing all game has a standard goals ratio in a very poor defensive league and is far too light weight for the Premiership.

    He has potential but we need instant impact

    No thanks

  • 47 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Goufran has 10 in 22 league games in france. For 1M euros he has to be worth a go.

  • 48 croftus5678 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    @24 sissoko is not a defensive player as such buddy he does just as good going forward as he does defensively.

  • 49 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Gorgonzola – yeah but at £800,000 it’s a better option that some we currently have.

  • 50 5Danny94 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I think it says a lot about how much respect Pardew has gained in Newcastle. Two years ago only 3% of people wanted him as manager. Now we’re two points above the relegation zone and entering the final stages of the season and, for the most part, the fans are still behind him. I still think he’s the right man for the job, and sacking him now would be disastrous. Especially as he’s brought in the majority of our team: Debuchy, Santon, Cabaye, Cisse, Ben Arfa (permanently), Anita, Marveaux, etc., and given chances to Krul. All of these players will feel a certain degree of loyalty to Pardew and so sacking him would upset the apple cart.

  • 51 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Sage

    I agree but I think the lack of a quality delivery means that Pardew would rather hump it into a general area where Willo has a chance.

    Everyone goes on about Guti winning free kicks but as far as I can see 9 times out of 10 he wins them so far away from goal that every set piece in ineffective.

    We need a LW who can burst forward and win free kicks near the oppositions area and then a decent crosser of the ball.

  • 52 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I always thought French was a waste of time at school. “Why do I want to learn French?” I asked my French teacher in a rebellious and ignorant manner. ” You’ll never know when it will come in handy.” Was his reply. “Total waste of time, I’ll never need French.”
    Some 30 odd years later I try using my very limited understanding of French to read French newspapers to see who and when we are signing.
    Teachers. They’re always right. If only I knew then what I know now.

  • 53 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    catchy

    Then targets have to be realistic.

    If we expect say 6/7th with our full squad, with all injuries we could maybe expect 10-14th?

    I do think pardew has under achieved but there is still time to turn it around.

    A lot of the kids we have aren’t great, none of them other than bigi have really showed they can compete in the prem league.

    We have limited players who create and we have missed ben arfa, cabaye and marvoux a lot this year.

    I get we have still underperformed but we have really struggled with injuries.

  • 54 rainrix // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Ibiza… As much as i’d love to throw hands i can’t. For medical reasons i have to abstain from caffeine. Im on day 2 now and i feel like someone has my head in a vice and i can barely see straight. Also i think im starting to hallucinate apparently we’re close to signing 3- 4 players? Thats impossible surely?

    So it wouldn’t be a fair fight exactly, although i could give you a rare photo of cabaye spooning debuchy as compensation?

  • 55 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    @ novo. I tool German instead, so I have to read German papers for news about french players going to english clubs….. That doesn’t work, does it!?

  • 56 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    I know a 17 second clip won’t do anything justice but watch the power of Sissoko in this clip before he scores. We don’t have anything like it and he does this all over the pitch!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu6Zf9X71eU

  • 57 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Bano

    Here’s an idea, do an article about how utterly useless he is and how destined we are for relegation? It won’t help the situation but it will keep you quiet for a while :)

  • 58 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    beattie

    true…but cabaye has good delivery off corners, just not the consistency unfortunately

    The problem is going to willo never works so would be much better just punting it between 6 and 10 yards from goal for somebody to attack.

  • 59 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Rainrix….That’ll be nice to add to my collection…ermmm….that’s embarrassing.

    3-4 players? Crikey mate, best go see your doctor a.s.a.p…pretty severe hallucinations there :)

  • 60 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    *took! Not ‘tool’ that looks dodgy!

  • 61 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    People complaining about hoofball now want big targets for corners. Our problem isn’t the delivery it’s the fact we do not have anyone in the team who can head the ball. We need a complete rethink at corners and free kicks from wide areas.

  • 62 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Xena…Stop with your bullying!

  • 63 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    @ibiza. i take it last night was revengefor the weekend? well i suppose i deserved it…

  • 64 ToonAndy // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Beattie – and look who his team mate meggses for him to score it ! Haha

  • 65 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Bordeaux now saying they want €4mil for Gouffran?? No chance.

    The bloke has already told the club he wants to leave and is interested in the toon. But we won’t pay €4mil or somebody out of contract in 6 months time.

  • 66 @lukehodge_ // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    we need more wingers.. can nobody see this, aparty from ben arfa who do we have? i wouldnt say marv is a winger, more of a number 10.. spoon head is no good and jonas is not as attacking as he used to be.. we have a good few cm’s with cabaye tiote anita ect

    wingers please!

  • 67 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Transfer sage
    when is the last time you have seen the Toon try a short corner – cos I can’t remember

  • 68 JAMSHA // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    nxt season we must have a french kit as our away kit…that would attract top french players ;-)

  • 69 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    PPB….Ah yes….I figured me not showing up would be the same as playing me :)

    Sorry, completely forgot. Third time lucky?

  • 70 rainrix // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Ibiza… Indeed apparently players of quality like sissoko and mbiwa as well? You see i know its false because 2 days ago we were linked with n’gog, my only tether to reality :)

  • 71 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    charlie

    we never do..it’s always to williamson who doesn’t win the header or just fouls people.

    The two times i remember us doing something different….pulling in along the floor to Ba near the edge of the box, once this year and once last year…no goal but had a good shot which was close to scoring.

    The second one was a ball for colo to header on edge of box…worked really well but hit the bar.

  • 72 stuart no9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    ibiza @2
    Remember everyone…if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all . yeah your right-sometimes, however, this is nufc and pards your talking about so today can be an exeption. first of all pards is wrong- we are not frustrated with the team- just him. i personally think the team we have are good enough to get us up to a healthy 17th spot, that was proved on saturday untill pardew done his bit and f??cked right up – nothing unusual there- had he left it alone we wouldnt be arguing as we are , and we would have had 3 points.
    My fear is are these new players going to make any difference to what we already have?as i said we are good enough to get out of this mess, if only our manager had confidence in the players he already has at his disposal , hes the one who f??s up not the team! yeah there are a few mistakes here and there but our general play is good- for 45 mins then a different newcastle take over, this is not the players fault every week.
    my fear is the problem will still be there whoever we get, untill pards realises what he is doing wrong and looks at other ways of setting his team out to win, instead of not to “lose” football matches. can he do that??????????????????????????????????????????? erm no, i dont think he can if we get beat off villa surely even the biggest pards fan must admit defeat.

  • 73 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Rainrix….Yeah, you’ve got it bad mate. Keep strong and seek help.

  • 74 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Ibiza

    (Hands in pockets, looking solemn with remorse) Sorry…

    Anyway, onwards and upwards, I’ve been saying for the past few months that this season will more or less be a bit of a write off and at best we would do well to finish around 10th. That was then and this is now, I’d snap somebody’s arm off for 10th now but the same theory applies.

    We’ve saw the back end of the shiny headed mercenary who shall not be named and escaped a close call in almost signing another one. Let’s hope that, first and foremost, these bodies through the door adapt quickly to the team (being French should help) and that they help us get the results we need to get safe.

    In the long run it is positive to see a ball laying CB who is highly rated supposedly signing for the club, means we are looking to keep the ball on the deck for the foreseeable and a left footed LB will finally either see Santon shipped to the bench or further up the field. All of which screams defensive solidity to me, which has been the Achilles heel for us this season.

    Now all we need to see now is a CF/LW preferably one of each, rather than one that can do both.

  • 75 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    TS/Beattie

    It isn’t that we need big players in the box. Delivery is often not good enough, but also their is no imagination or movement. Other than the move where Colo ties his laces and gets it on the edge of the box we show little imagination. Evra has 5 goals because they have movement other than the standard centre halves coming in. I remember 2 of Evras came from poor deliveries, but cause he had made an imaginative dart in front of the front man he got a nick and it squeezed in.

  • 76 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Sage

    We have no attackers though, especialy now Ba has gone. Cisse is a predator, Colo is a flamboyant CB, Willo is just lanky and Stevie Taylor is always injured.

    We certainly need a CF/CB who is a powerhouse (not lazy like Strolla) who will just power through people and attack the ball.

    If Colo was to leave tomorrow and we signed a big tasty CB in the mould of Samba I wouldn’t cry, as much as I love Colo he just hasn’t brought anything to the team this year other than the odd good performance and has embarresed the captains armband IMO.

    Quality player, world class on his day, but offers little going forward and M’bwia can read the game equally as well IMO.

    My only issue is M’bwia, whilst good in the air and powerful, is not a set play threat and will not get 8 goals a season.

  • 77 ajcrawfs // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    is this the calm before the storm?

  • 78 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Transfer sage
    correct and the same for most free kicks – most likely if they tried something different the ball would end for a Krul hoof

  • 79 stretchintoon // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    if goufran is that good why is it he’s for sale for less than a mill & no one else seems interested?

  • 80 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    @ibiza ill likely be on. burni turned me down last night. mustnt like being second choice

  • 81 JP...from The Rock // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    All the talk is of Haidara’s medical, wht about Mbiwa’s medical????

    Any updates? Has he got on a plane and he’s on his way or is he on Tyneside already??

  • 82 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Andy

    Never noticed before ha ha.

    Lilongwe

    I agree but it is about having a variety of deliveries into the box but you also need various threats to unsettle the opposition.

    We have no ariel threat other than Willaimson who despite appearances isn’t a threat in the air. His headers are often aimless and lacking in any power. With a big CB/CF we will have defenders panicking before the delivery and that’s how Evra steals in to score. The opposition lose there focus from concentrating on the biggest danger and the little guy pops up.

  • 83 Jakenufc // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    My ideal team for the rest of season would be something along these lines

    Debuchy—-Mwbia—-Colo—-Santon
    Cabaye—De Jong—Sissko
    HBA——–Cisse/Gouffran—–Marv/Gouffran

  • 84 q8igeordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Beatie .. look at the video again .. I think haidara was marking him before the goal

  • 85 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    we will finish 13th this season 7th next year. i have foreseen it

  • 86 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    @stretchintoon. He’s out of contract in june, so he’s cut price. I think its worth a go, at worst we can sell him on, and we’ll make a proffit on him regardless, because he’ll be on a longer contract. Not really much risk.

  • 87 sirjasontoon // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Taxi For Pardew….Big Ron on his Way with JK as his apprentice.

  • 88 RooneyToons // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Stretchintoon

    He’s got 6 months left on his contract. He’d be worth more like 6-8 Mill

  • 89 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    q8i

    Haidera is the one that gets megged and just sees Sissoko blast past him.

  • 90 stuart no9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    ibiza —– your mum is a very wise lady – take note- listen and learn lol

  • 91 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Stuart…It was tongue in cheek, I certainly expected some criticism of Pardew.

    For me in the Reading game they were beginning to overrun us, so something had to change, it certainly is a good argument to say he made the wrong choice, but to say he should have just left it is incorrect imo. For me, he needs some better options on the bench. Truth is, we were attacking in the first half, but couldn’t get any more goals, that’s not down to Pardew but more the execution of the players. There are problems at the club and I don’t think it’s all about Alan.

  • 92 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Stuart…Well she is a born Geordie, what more can you expect? :)

    Ruddy…Don’t think those puppy eyes will work on me again…

    PPB….Burni wasn’t interested in sloppy seconds? He doesn’t know what he’s missing ;)

  • 93 Beattie25 // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Ibiza

    The change in mentality from the first to second half was down to Pardew though.

    Generally a team would look to keep the impetus from an excellent first 45 however it seemed as if Pardew felt the pressure too much to keep it the same and thought Reading had little or no chance of coming back into it.

    When the players came out for the second half they looked like a team that would either draw or get beat. That for me is down to the manager and that for me has happened too often.

  • 94 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    A good cross met with good movement will get goals.

    Our players seem to stand in the box and not make a great run to get on the end of it.

    You don’t need to be great in the air or to be a giant, just need to get infront of your man and direct it towards goal.

  • 95 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Beattie…I guess that’s how we all chose to view things differently. It is apparent our lads weren’t sent out with fire in their bellies, whereas the Reading players were.

    I don’t think Pardew changed much tbh, just that Reading came out wanting it more. Which of course is an issue, not taking anything away from that.

  • 96 catchy in norway // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    saga

    you see i dont buy into the theory of we have had injuries the whole season

    i firmly believe that the teams he was sending out v teams like swansea and west ham at home where more than good enough to win those games
    drawing with villa at home 1-1 .. we had a very good team out
    pardew lost us points early on in the season which is costing us badly now

    december was a bad month for injuries,,

  • 97 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    @ibiza. his standards are too high

  • 98 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    beattie
    That did happen a lot last year too.

    I think that hopefully with more attacking options coming in (fingers crossed) then we might see more positive subs.

    I mean we had obertan and ranger as attacking options on the bench this weekend so very difficult to change it in a positive way to keep us on the front foot.

  • 99 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    TS…You’ve lost me…good cross and good movement? Is that even possible? :)

  • 100 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    PPB….Or are my standards too low? Nah, can’t be that – we both know my level.

  • 101 alf // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Its pathetic when losers like Pardew, Rabbit on about how he is the right man to turn the club into a Premiership force. Cobblers, the guy is a loud poser who has sunk more clubs than uncle Albert has sunk ships! The Failure came up here with the idea we were Northern mugs, he did not even know Newcastle was a City. Make no mistake he will be gone before Febuary 1st!

  • 102 catchy in norway // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Ibizatoon

    the first half was good,,

    what was said at half time? it wasnt 1 or 2 playing bad in the second half it was the whole team

    ask yourself, if you have not been doing something for a long time, it takes time to get back in the grove,,

    cisse has been a spare wheel for most of this season, on sat he got into the right areas which is great, he just needs time to ajust to being up front again

    but the thing is that we know we have good players,, it how they are being asked to play that is the problem

  • 103 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Catchy

    I agree, the injury card has been overplayed. We have had injuries to squad players, Gosling, The Taylors, Vukic but for the most part the majority of our first team has been . There have been times when it has been more of an issue, as you say December, but West Ham, Swansea, Reading away, and we still didn’t pull up any trees.

  • 104 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    catchy

    I agree the injuries we have had for the fist half of this losing run (first 7/8 games of it) we should have won/drawn a lot more of those games.

    I still think the players are as much at fault as pardew though…there has been a lack of effort in some of them and basic mistakes….pardew can’t make people intercept the ball and he can’t plan for a lot of them misplacing 5 yard passes constantly for a lot of the season.

  • 105 Hencha Boii // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Where’s MBIWA?? Need some good news by the end of play!!

  • 106 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Catchy…Was the first half not similar to last season?

    I have no idea what was said at half time so wont draw my own conclusion, but I certainly wont discount that a negative message was sent out, just as I wont say it definitely wasn’t.

    How’s that for some fence sitting?

  • 107 MrMojoRisin76 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Jesus Christ alf you are the most depressive,negative person i have ever seen,i’ll give you some advice,don’t be within 10 metres of any sharp object and avoid bridges at all cost.

  • 108 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    hearing that both mbiwa and haidara are in newcastle now for the medical and to meet the staff

  • 109 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    @ts like obafemi martins. not tall but scored his share of headers. rooney too. even marian pahars at like 5ft6 scored with his head

  • 110 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Anyone have a link to show where Pardew didn’t know Newcastle was a city? What did he think it was….a castle?

  • 111 Spotlight Kid // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Ibiza@110

    He thought it was a toon….

  • 112 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    ppb

    it is all about good movement….the delivery has to be in the right area but if you have 3/4 players who make good runs you will score a good few from set pieces.

    hernandez is one of the best at getting on the end of crosses in the league, always in the right place. If you get in a good position often enough you score…owen was also a master of this.

  • 113 ajcrawfs // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    According to RMC, NUFC will meet with Bordeaux soon over Gouffran. Looking into it.

  • 114 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Spotlight… :)

  • 115 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    has anyone seen these new players @ newcastle yet or ist still talk,what news on colo any snippits of any itk’s

  • 116 stuart no9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    ibiza @ 91 i agree – idont think he shouild have just left it, he did need to change it, but a bit more thought in his subs may go a long way in achieving the points we need to survive- however , we can see that why cant he – hes the boss ,getting paid how much? half the stadium bood at those subs and later he agreed he was wrong- thats wrong. he should know what to do , and that is the problem i have with him . ok if cabs was injured – and thats a big if then fair enough, but marvs! what was he thinking??? handed the win to reading on a plate . aaarh

  • 117 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    john

    I have just heard from my friend in the club that they have both arrived for medicals and to meet staff/coaches.

    Not heard any news on colo though I am afraid.

  • 118 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    @ts all good examples but i wonder if anybody here remembers pahars lol.

    its definitely about movement. we also need more whipped in crosses than floaty ones. floaty crosses are only ever gonna go to a big man

  • 119 yo-yo // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Beattie
    You could write several thousand PhDs on sports psychology. Why the two halves of any football match are totally different is not just down to the manager but any number of factors, confidence, fitness, motivation, tactics, on field leadership, wierd reffing decisions, weather, desperation of opposition, individual moments of brilliance, individual glaring errors, the woodwork, what bonuses the players are on, to name but a few.
    If there were easy answers or solutions to the problem of counteracting the team that is down coming back hard in the second half of any game then we’d know them by now.

  • 120 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    tyvm

  • 121 check the toastie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    This blog is treading water currently, awaiting big news, come on lets get this double signing done, with also good news on Collo staying until the summer. Would be a good day.

    Even better would be sending Shola out on loan for the rest of the season, it would spell an end to Pardews love affair with both him and route one football.

    Shola wide right one more time and Pardew should be castrated.

  • 122 woolerbill // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Pointless

    Par dew is the problem, sacked from all job decause he is us less as a manager. Bring in all the players you like, manager and coaches not fit for purpose.

  • 123 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    TS agree what you’re saying. The hardest part is directing the ball. Heading a ball is not just jumping and letting the ball hit your head, a player has to have the ability to redirect the ball to a specific target.
    We do not have anyone capable of this.

  • 124 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    and that on jason scotland

  • 125 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    ppb

    exaclty…floaty crosses worked well to carroll..he won everything at him.

    now we have nobody who wins those.

  • 126 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    TS – Good to know mate!! Keep em caged up and not let them out until they’ve signed on the dotted line!

    Who was that lad who used to get us all the scoops from the training ground? Anybody remember? He is slacking on his duties! :-)

  • 127 rfcready // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    omg,did our scouts get stuck in France,French defenders, don’t mention the war.

  • 128 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    shola can do one more good job help from the bench against the makems

  • 129 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I think the longer the Colo talks go on, the more likely he is to leave.

    If the club weren’t willing to let him go then the meeting would have lasted 5 minutes. “Sorry Colo, you are staying, at least till the seasons end. End of.”

    As it is I guess they are negotiating and discussing possible ways for him to exit and fees.

  • 130 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    novo

    we might not have a great header of the ball who can direct it to the top corner 9 times out of 10 but we have plenty capable of steering it towards the goal…even if its saved we could get the scraps.

  • 131 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Stuart….This is a debate without conclusion, but what I can make of it is that Cabaye was creating more than Marv, so he thought he should move Cabaye up field to try and get another goal. Marv is wasted in a defensive role, so he brought Perch on to beef up the back (Good job aye :) ).

    I can argue this one with myself, like why not take Shola off instead and push Marv to the side etc, which is a valid argument, but there is an argument to Shola being able to offer some strength and hold up – although it is a case of 50/50 with Shola.

  • 132 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    torq

    I can’t remember but i do remember him tweeting a picture of bigi haha

  • 133 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Shola gets so much stick on here,

    Yet his brother gets away with anything…?!

    Kinda feel for the bloke.

    Also did anybody see that viral vid going around with the Geordie lad sending a message to Nile Ranger? Colourful language but no doubt only saying what the rest of us think of the bloke! :-)

  • 134 Spotlight Kid // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Woolerbill@122

    Ain’t that the truth.

    If Cashley isn’t in London as we speak bribing & sweet-talking Roberto di Matteo with all sorts of promises & bonuses & talk of knickerbocker glories, then he’s not the man we already know he isn’t.

  • 135 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    TS – That’s the one mate!

    Where the hell is the lad?! Haha

  • 136 yo-yo // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    rfcrady

    So how do you feel about having a team of international standard cheese eating surrender monkeys ?

    It’s bee a long long time since the ‘Frog on the Tyne’ days

  • 137 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    @ts cisse and ba both scored headers from whipped in crosses last year. nowt from floaty ones.
    i can see cisses form picking up if he learns to arc his runs a little. he seems to just run straight ahead so there is a tiny window for a pass/through ball opportunity

  • 138 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    John,

    Agreed, Shola can still do a job. Especially if we only bring in 1 attacker this window, it would be crazy to let him go.

    I’m not sure why we would want to allow anyone of our senior players go this month. Even those who aren’t wonderful. We have a thin squad, it is repeatedly said, so why allow people to leave? Unless we can get a fee for Simmo, I wouldn’t want anymore departures.

  • 139 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    hey sholas got us out the shit on more than one occassion but he now must know he is just a squad player .as for sammy that advert for star players not starting selling peanuts would be a humbling exerience

  • 140 check the toastie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Here is a super solid team for Villa.

    Krul
    Debuchy STaylor Collo Haidara
    Mbiwa Anita
    Marv Cabaye Santon
    Cisse

    Proper football team that, Physical, Competitive, Technical and Pacey, If we struggle with that team, the manager needs a lobotomy, thats if he hasnt already had one.

    No doubt he will be able to slip Jonas and Shola in there somewhere.

  • 141 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    PPB – Couldbt agree more. He is sometimes ‘too direct’ with his runs at goal, all centre forwards at any level learn to arc their runs in order to stay onside whilst gaining speed in the process.

    He will come good I’m sure. I just hope it’s soon!

  • 142 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Not sure how the FFP works but if we do make unpresidented progress in this window and sign 4-5 players does that mean we will need to sell in the summer to balance the books?

    If we did get the player we are looking at / need then i estimate we will be spending £20m+ (5+3.5+6+2+8[new striker]).

    Definietely worth the punt. Each place higher up PL table we finish is worth an extra £800k.

    If we did make these new signings then also does it mean no signings in the summer?

    For me it is clear we still have dead wood in our squad. Players are to blame for results. Often we have had to go a goal down for them to start trying. Unacceptable!

  • 143 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    and as for colo we just need to tell san lorenzo to put up or shut up and the same to colo

  • 144 brighter // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Hi to all.Please take a brief break until coming good news of acquisition of the player!

    MAGIC MUG
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTTH7GJgAw

  • 145 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    John Tudor – Couldnt agree more (see….we CAN get along! :)!!

    Sammi’s work rate is appalling and he needs to improve that dramatically. Had our squad been bigger I’m sure he would’ve been loaned out by now to improve.

  • 146 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    ppb

    I am agreeing….whipped crosses are what we need, they are suited to the strikers we have.

    The problem is there is more skill and precision needed as there is less time for the striker to adjust and move to the ball.

  • 147 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    What is the deal with people wanting Di Matteo? He wasn’t great at West Brom. Yes he did well as Terrys Assistant at Chelsea, but only in knockout football. His league record was worse than AVB and Pards in the 2nd half of the season. Also, plays very negative and defensive.

    Pards hasn’t been sacked from every job for being useless, he was sacked by Southampton for dipping his wick somewhere he shouldn’t.

  • 148 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Check

    I know what you are thinking, buck stops with the manager and it is his role to motivate the players etc. I also agree with that point. Fact is, last season the players who came in did a job. This season the nobody has performed to the level they are capable / level from last season.

  • 149 Toon73 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Nice info TS ! Hope it just gets done sooner the better. Otherwise alf will lose his sht

  • 150 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    check the toastie – a great team on paper, but could take a few games, if not months for the new guys to get settled in. Eg. took Colo a whole season, yeah? Just hope people aren’t expecting the new players to turn things around immediately, we will be very lucky if that happens. i guess if you don’t expect you can only be even happier when thing go for us! just look at QPR, i thought they’d be mid-table with that squad

  • 151 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    bollance

    financial fair play is tricky….there are all sorts of things that come into it.

    It’s not just transfers in and out.

    It is overall spend so includes wages and you balance it out with ticket revenue, tv money, sponsorship, advertising etc etc.

    Also some things are counted like stadium development and some aspects of youth development.

  • 152 rfcready // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Yo Yo
    I think that our scouts are in France cause Ashley to cheep to fly them to Spain

  • 153 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    when i was a lad i cleaned boots swept terraces in otherwords fagged for club and senior players ,all these kids now think there senior players from signing contracts yes i get along ok

  • 154 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    TS disagree. I think heading is becoming like tackling a dying art. It’s very rare that we see the a good headed goal, in general not just at Newcastle.

  • 155 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Roblee – I agree that there will be a time scale to settle the players in, but the French league is a closer comparison to the English league than when we signed colo.

    Fingers crossed they got the ground running!

  • 156 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Reports flooding in from French journalists suggesting Sissoko to NUFC.

    Be patient! I believe big money is made out of these rumours.

    Off to withdraw my life savings to put it all on Sissoko to NUFC ;)

  • 157 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    @ts at the weekend cisse was in the clear with shola able to make the pass. instead shola shot.
    cisse pointed out to shola that he was in acres of space and shola had to tell him he had all that space as he was 2 yards offside lol.
    but i do think cisse will hit a run of form soon. you don’t just lose the ability to score, unless you’re called torres that is

  • 158 stuart no9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    alf —- you are a depressing and negative person, however , i do understand , its part and parcel of being a toon fan since pards took over and believe me you are not the only one. i some times gaze up at the exposed timber beams in our house thinking one day , one day. but please dont let me put ideas in your head, my mind changes when my wife comes in and slaps me round the face to tell me the mackems have just got beat. as for sinking more clubs than unc sinking ships??? thats a tough one – but thinking about it , probably true. what a plonker!

  • 159 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    i actually think finishing 5th last season was the worst thing that could of happened to us. It made MA believe you can get success without spending much – hence the injuries / light squad, too many games this season with UEFA Cup, made the players think they are better than they really are, etc…..if we finished 10th to 14th last season it probably would of been better in a bizarre kind of way, as much i enjoyed us coming 5th!

  • 160 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    contributing to the crossing a whipped in cross is the best statiscally speaking as for the heading the best is to put it back the way it came.

  • 161 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    @ts i know you were agreeing mate don’t worry im just pushing the point lol

  • 162 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    John,

    Unless you are at the near post! ;-)

  • 163 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    @tudor totally agree. especially on the second point cos the keeper is usually moving the same way as the ball naturally its difficult for him to get back that way

  • 164 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    My Newcastle shirt ha just arrived
    http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/adidas-france-home-shirt-2012/13/19062/?cm_mmc=Hurra-_-PPC-_-Google-_-__keyword__&aid=1100&source=plusbox&keyword_id&remote_ad_id&matchtype&keyword=&gclid=CKnBzYr8-7QCFQzKtAodkSwAmQ

  • 165 croftus5678 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    if you look at what pards did with cisse when ba was here putting cisse behind ba he was not offside half as much.
    i think cisse has a lot of pro’s and cons he’s a great striker of the ball but his first touch and the fact he’s offside most of the time levels it out

  • 166 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    yes but who would attempt that oops i think ranger would

  • 167 Toon_Tom // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    MBiwa and Haidara at Benton as we speak!

  • 168 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    @colwell that’s about right.
    frogs on the tyne

  • 169 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    any signs on those halfie half tops b/w stripes and le bleu

  • 170 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    totally off topic but biggest big name premier league disappointments

    George Weah
    Davor Suker
    Shevchenko
    Michael Owen (Newcastle days of course!)
    Kluivert
    Crespo (to an extent)
    Kanu (for robbing Pompey)
    Blanc
    Barthez

    Sure theres more!

  • 171 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Exclusive……..

    https://twitter.com/newcastle29/status/293696422879059968/photo/1/large

  • 172 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    belfast – i think its Balotelli and Ramires

  • 173 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    The king of exclusives Haha

    Butler & Dannyo you useless twats !! ;)

  • 174 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    yes that nutter at west ham and weah’s brother

  • 175 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Transfer

    It is reported we are about at break even. Spending £20m+ means we need to find the money from somewhere. Most income is predicatable and fixed. Maybe we sell a few more shirts but in general costs will rise like salaries etc. That is why i suggest we need to sell, to balance books.

    Fortunately we have dead wood who can go first. I would sell lots, but wont mention names because ppl will be upset!! My footballing philosophy is that if you are a player playing in an offensive position you need to be able to create / score. You will now realise that Guti would be near the top of my list. But i would be sad to see him go because of the effort he has always put in!

  • 176 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    You snooze you lose !! lol

    I dont have a clue who it is, Just seen it on twatter land.

  • 177 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    not the photo the bad players

  • 178 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    john tudor – haha, who was the nutter at West Ham, Pardew? ;)

  • 179 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Or the king of twits…either or really :)

  • 180 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    The one at the front looks like Sissoko I think..

    The one at the back looks like Tiote’s twin brother lol

  • 181 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    cant remember played one game went to live in caravan

  • 182 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    novo

    you get many less headed goals than you used to..I think thats partly to do with players having better technique and not being required to be a 6ft4 monster to be a forward…therefore other approaches to scoring work also.

    Some players are still great headers and cross very well though.

    You just have a lot of wingers playing opposite sides (left footer on the right and vice versa) who are encouraged to cut inside and shoot or lay it off.

  • 183 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Belfast

    Are we looking at the man on the left with the moustache?

  • 184 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    The guy to the left seems to be sporting a Tiote hair style too….looks great with the tash

  • 185 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Is MA’s plan to enter us in to ligue1 and bring Rangers down here? After all he can’t have interests in 2 teams in the same league? Conspiracy!

  • 186 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    haha, i really cant think who you mean! Demba Ba? Did he go and live in a caravan?

  • 187 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Shut it Ibiza. You’re just jealous because your computer cant do exclusives !!

    http://oldcomputers.net/pics/C64combo.jpg

    Get with the times will ya ffs…

  • 188 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    GFNFrance @ GFN_France
    UPDATE: According to Bein Sport, Moussa Sissoko has agreed a pre-contract with Newcastle. More to follow

    Pre-Contract doesn’t that mean he’ll join in the summer? Strange we need him now to stay up.

  • 189 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Colwell…He’d have to time it perfectly, we’d have to go down as they came up to avoid us being in the same league. Not sure he’s capable of planning that well, but nice try :)

  • 190 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    marco boogers

  • 191 RooneyToons // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Hiedara has the same haircut as Tiote at the moment

    http://cdn.caughtoffside.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Haidara-Newcastle-United.jpg

  • 192 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Could be an exisiting team member, belfast. Pinch of salt with that pic I think ;)

  • 193 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Bollance

    I think any spending now is offset by the idea of us staying up and the huge increase in TV revenue. Also FFP only affects teams in Europe essentially, and it has a 3 year phase in period. So spending now isn’t a worry. However as with any player, a big offer would lead to a player being sold.

  • 194 Transfer Sage // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    bollance

    Where we ran even though is different to this year…that is for the previous year.

    You also have to consider that profits and losses can be spread over a 3 year period.

    Also we have a 20mil increase in tv money and some high earners like xisco will be off the wage bill come the summer.

  • 195 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    utter nutter

  • 196 RooneyToons // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Pre contract… That’s annoying
    We definitely need him now but will Ashley pay 3-4 Mill for 4 months I doubt it

  • 197 dubzy // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    http://blog.squawka.com/2013/01/22/newcastle-transfer-splurge-to-continue-as-they-pounce-on-spurs-and-everton-target-scouting-report/?

  • 198 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Ibizatoon – Back by popular demand

    lol i’ll put that too rest then.

  • 199 keeleytoon // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    http://twitter.com/newcastle29/status/293696422879059968/photo/1
    Any one know who that is?

  • 200 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Haha didn’t see the guy with the tash.

    Maybe he’s a long lost brother of this lot…

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ebyJIm9QmBg/TVg85gl6q3I/AAAAAAAADl0/jt8egdWP_iA/s1600/scousers+2.jpg

  • 201 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Savio Nsereko – is this the guy from WH?

  • 202 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Colwell

    If we have signed a pre contract, then essentially yes he will join in the summer. But Toulose want a deal now so they receive some compensation, it allows us to negotiate a lower fee without anyone else being involved artificially raising the price.

  • 203 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    he to me just looks like a large middleaged man minder perhaps if arrys sniffing about

  • 204 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    GFNFrance @ GFN_France
    Correction: Moussa Sissoko has agreed to sign for Newcastle. Looking into whether now or in June. More to follow

  • 205 Tsunki // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Colo to leave asap!

    Not an exclusoive – I am just guessing.

    If we get all these players I will unpack these boxes and ring pickfords to say don’t bother I am sdtaying in OV :)

  • 206 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    nope defo marco boogers utter nutter

  • 207 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Pre contract would be a waste of time. We need him now.

  • 208 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Belfast…Easy now, what is that thing? Looks well high tech, I can barely manage one of these bad boys:

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=1319&bih=651&tbm=isch&tbnid=XklI6gCxfSVqNM:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagotchi&docid=_MwYaiG1QweHFM&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Tamagotchi_0124_ubt.jpeg/220px-Tamagotchi_0124_ubt.jpeg&w=220&h=170&ei=7In-UK6nK4SShgemtoCwAQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=3&sig=112092796610626470236&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=159&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:148&tx=73&ty=95

  • 209 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Hopefully then he has signed a pre-contract which would stop any one else signing him. Can we then negotiate with Toulouse to get him now though?

  • 210 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Belfast…Stop posting your holiday pics, no one wants to see that.

  • 211 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Bad news. Cwarr reported that both players were at benton taking medicals, time to forget these two players then :D

  • 212 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    John Tudor – here’s a good article on crap players, including the Booger man who i really have no memory of….ah, BRIAN PINAS!!!!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2000/aug/06/newsstory.sport16

  • 213 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I thought I seen Tsunki hiding in the bushes in that picture..

    http://newtonwildlife.pbworks.com/f/1242703255/skunk-in-grass-800×600.jpg

  • 214 dubzy // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    UPDATE: According to Bein Sport, Moussa Sissoko has agreed a pre-contract with Newcastle. mite join in june now

  • 215 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Colwell,

    Yes, we can then negotiate with Toulose to bring it forward. They want to sell this window as well, so it leaves us holding all the aces as either way he ends up here. Better for them to take a small fee, then nothing at all.

  • 216 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    pre-contract – i bet that means the deals off if we get relegated

  • 217 bollance // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Transfer / Lilongwe

    Lets get the cheque book out then!

  • 218 colwell // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Cheers mate, that actually sounds like a very good way to do business.

  • 219 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    good job we didnt sign rod fanni at the same time as brian pinas

  • 220 Tsunki // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    No belfast its a distant cousin but obviously a Mag ha ha.

  • 221 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    imagine Pinas n Fanni up front?

  • 222 dubzy // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    “@LaurensJulien: Haidara, Sissoko and Yanga Mbiwa all done to Newcastle. 3 young v promising players for not a lot of money. Good business”

  • 223 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Think that picture would be a nice replacement for your sports direct mug Skunki.

  • 224 dubzy // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    Re Moussa Sissoko: Toulouse are said to want a fee though, so transfer now might suit them. Case of whether Newcastle want him now.

  • 225 Tsunki // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Looking at the twitbury villas blurts I get the sense that these deals are in fact done all bar the shouting this could be a good week for us and a nightmare for villa after so soon being bundled out of the league cup. Oh ho ho.

    I know its uncharitable but I hope Loic ends up on the transfer list when qpr go down too. Now to finish above the unbathed.

  • 226 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    On Sissoko.

    Didn’t the manage or chairman say recently that he can either sign for a club now, sign an extension with them or sit on the bench until the summer?

    Surely if he’s signed a pre-contract with us they’re pretty scr*w*d and will have to accept whatever it is we want to pay or risk paying him the remainder of his contract for nothing?

  • 227 BelfastMagpie // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Ibiza I can just picture you carrying one of them tamagotchi things around with you everywhere you go. It would die after 1 day like.

  • 228 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    There’s an article somewhere with the 10 funniest footballers names on. Ars bandeet was no.1. Personally I prefered the second place name, which was Bongo Christ.

  • 229 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Can they last a day then? As soon as I turn the thing on it just implodes.

    And of course I carry it around with me, it’s my best mate for life. Even if I do have to remind it that each time it restarts. Maybe it’s the thought of being my mate that makes it die? Any thoughts?

  • 230 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Exactly Ibiza :-)

    Who says Mike And Dekka don’t know what they are doing! ;-)

  • 231 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Is repeatedly murdering a tamgochi a criminal act?

  • 232 Shiremagpies // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    afternoon guys, may i say the banter and humour on here is nothing short of hilarious, amazin what some good news can do. lovin the whole ibiza tamagitchi thing,

  • 233 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Lilongwe….I’ve never heard anyone doubt wor Mike and Dekka…nothing but love, love, love….

    People of the world, join hands, start a love train, love train.

    I think I need to eat or something, rooms starting to spin, optimism levels getting out of control…

    Quick, where’s catchy I need some help….

  • 234 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Any news on a forward?

    …or are we doing a Carroll once again?

  • 235 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Mark….I don’t know, but it continually committing suicide is giving me serious abandonment issues.

    Shire….Amazing isn’t it. Keep it coming NUFC, have had enough of this gloomy season…doesn’t suit me at all.

  • 236 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    TS. Don’t think players are technically better today. Faster? Fitter?Yes. There is definitely more emphasis of playing the ball to feet more now. I know you do not have to be 6’4″ to be able to head the ball. Keegan, Maradonna were excellent at heading the ball. MacDonald, not the tallest was also outstanding as was Shearer.
    I just do not see as many good exponents of heading as in the past and I think it is dying from the game especially as a goal scoring tool.

  • 237 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Jesper. I think we’re going to follow up with gouffran with a higher bid. Last I read, anyway

  • 238 bemba da // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Pre-contract means he IS our player when his current deal runs out, regardless of relegation, transfers, who wins xfactor or the weather, and he WILL join immediately after his deal with Toulouse expires. If this is the case and he has signed a pre-contract then the only way we could get him now is if we loaned him in for 6 month

  • 239 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    wow just blow manure out of the water and steal palace boy saha

  • 240 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Demba Ba…So no option to pay a nominal fee to start his contact now?

    Jesper…Don’t go bringing me down. That’s it, putting on some Neil Young. Cheers.

  • 241 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Markaccus…don’t know how to rate this Gouffran fella (Bordeaux right?)

    …he didn’t really stand out when we meet them!

  • 242 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    You can’t prove that its suicide without a suicide note. I think you keep corrupting its circuits, and killing it.

  • 243 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    imagine if pinas n fanni had a bowyer/dyer type fight….

    `pinas batters fanni`…`fanni eats pinas for breakfast`…you get the picture

  • 244 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    or even fanni sucks upto well just guess

  • 245 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Jesper, dot know much either, but he’s knocked in 10 league goals in 22 games so far, so not too bad I suppose.

  • 246 Novocastrian66 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    SSN has said Mbiwa is in Newcastle.

  • 247 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Mark….Well you can’t charge me with murder if you can’t catch me….

    “Come on Tama, we’ve got to leave this place, it’s not safe anymore….run!”

    Roblee….What could have been…. :)

  • 248 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Bemba

    We can negotiate with the club. Yes he is ours in June, but there is nothing against negotiating an earlier deal. It just means we are firmly in control of negotiations.

    Spurs are weighing up doing it with Holtby from Germany.

  • 249 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    haha…I’m a big fan of Per Scrotumsacker at arsenal too mind….

  • 250 yo-yo // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    If Sissokho is on a pre contract that might be because Colo is staying until the end of the season (I know they’re not the same position but he’s another leader on the pitch) or because Tiote is seen as a summer sale given his erratic form and poor disciplinary record

  • 251 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Ibiza…I have a song for since you brought up Neil Young ;)

    …it’s goes something like this:

    “I used to walk like a giant on the land
    Now I feel like a leaf floating in a stream
    I used to walk like a giant
    I used to walk like a giant on the land

    Me and some of my NUFC friends
    We were gonna save the world
    We were trying to make it better
    We were ready to save the world

    Then the weather changed
    And the white got stained
    And it fell apart
    And it breaks my heart
    To think about how close we came
    I wanna walk like a giant on the land”

  • 252 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Just imagine if we signed all these players and kept Ba at the club and also signed Remy and Alderweireld, we’d have the complete squad.

  • 253 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Imagine we played arsenal when seaman was playing. Pinas lobs seaman in the box! Its received by fanni…..gooaaaallll.

  • 254 Shiremagpies // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    @ibiza, mate i would join in with yous but A) its so much better sitting back and reading it and B) im nowhere near that quickwitted as you guys seem to be. so option A it is for me.

  • 255 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    markaccus….classic….its disallowed….Kuntz was cleared it off the line!!

  • 256 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Pinas was at the club in 1997, so Fanni would’ve been 16 years old. Pinas is still going though. We should’ve snaped up Stefan Kuntz and Argelico Fucks.

  • 257 bemba da // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Lilongwe

    Yeah we could now say for example we’ll give you £1.5m to buy him now take it or leave it, and in effect go over the top of the pre-contract, I was just saying what the pre-contract was. You’re right we’re firmly in the driving seat for any further negotiations. Quite a clever little ploy by MA to get him to sign the pre-contract to get things started really

  • 258 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    outta hand now

  • 259 martoon // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Hey Beattie – Looks like you’re never gonna play for the toon!
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12691/8422436/Beattie-s-Magpies-trial-ends

  • 260 FrankfurtMag // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Frenchies in work say he has agreed to join us and snubbed Marseille and QPR. They say noone knows if it is for now or the summer though.

  • 261 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    JT – haha, you started it!

  • 262 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    All these players should play for Munchingballsack in Germany.

  • 263 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    or Deportivo Wanka in Peru

  • 264 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Jesper…..Far too negative. I’m thinking:

    “Don’t let it bring you down
    It’s only newcastles way of buying,
    Find someone who’s contract is expiring
    And our season will turn around.”

  • 265 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    hows that by picking boogers

  • 266 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I just typed ‘or Deportivo W***ka in Peru’ n it wouldn’t post

  • 267 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    JT – did you not start talking about Fanni?

  • 268 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    martoon….I wont have anyone saying Beattie isn’t fit…but my gosh, don’t he just know it.

    Right, the club need to hurry up with some real news already. Either than or we need a calming influence on the blog…do we have such a character?

  • 269 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Ha, I’d forgotten about kuntz. Then there was that swiss player who sat on a fire: bernt haas, which in any northern accent sounds like burnt a*se!

  • 270 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    hmm magic words barred

  • 271 Caisleann Nua // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    anita pinas inman fanni

  • 272 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    nope boogers then you provided pinas who i saw thought he had a talent but the wrong attitude

  • 273 toonLYF // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Mapou is all over Pinas and Fanni

  • 274 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    And Pinas flops to the floor, fanni rushes over to see if he can help get him back up

  • 275 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Ibiza…so the mission statement is find a forward who’s contract in running out?

    …okay, we better get on it! :D

    I would still try to hassle Kaka of Real’s hands (if they’ll pay most of his wages…apparently Milan wasn’t happy with the arrangement Real wanted to make)

    *Then we can get one of our main targets in the summer (where have I heard that song before ;)) lol

  • 276 Markaccus // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Martoon, beattie was on trial with the toon?

  • 277 gfp13 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    from a reliable source (Newcastle player).
    2 new payers at training ground today. He said he thinks its was sissoko and mbiwa, but my guess would be it was haidara and not sissoko who was there. so looking positive with 2 new signings

  • 278 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Jesper….Seems to be the way. Can’t see Kaka turning up at SJP park anytime soon to be completely honest. I believe a ST will be arriving, but not Bas replacement until the summer. Just a feeling.

  • 279 MrMojoRisin76 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    toonLYF,Classic bud.

  • 280 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    haha, this is all very funny….but John Tudor, i made no reference to Genitalia until you started mouthing off about Fanni!!!

  • 281 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Ibiza…I fear you’re right :( (I am not saying Kaka is turning up – only that I would make an approach if I were Big Fat Mike)

  • 282 WWYCD // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    So still nothing official in regards to signings…is sounding far too positive atm

  • 283 MrMojoRisin76 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Arce is open down the flanks.

  • 284 Sazzer // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    https://twitter.com/MapouYangaMbiwa
    Looks different today. I guess someone decided to be MYM for half a year.

  • 285 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    …just poor business in my book and really really bad planing! (imagine if we go down – how will it look on us that we took yet another gamble on not signing a priority player just because…well of what ever reason they’ll cook up)

  • 286 roblee7 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Fanni pushes Pinas into Windass

  • 287 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    nope i just brought the thought of the two together

  • 288 Shiremagpies // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    couple of interesting names here guys with some inuendos

    Johan de Kock
    Chiqui Arce
    Ralf Minge
    Jean-Jacques Misse-Misse
    Andre Muff (no lie, known to dive alot)

  • 289 Santon03 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/mackems-try-to-hijack-pardew-poll/

  • 290 JackButler // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Hooper has rejectedt he latest contract offer from Celtic, would be the perfect style pf player for us, what sort of price would he go for???

  • 291 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Jesper…Ah yes, what I would do if i was Mike Ashley…sounds like a good book :)

    Yo…It’s the Newcastle way, wouldn’t be so gut wrenching if we didn’t get excited first!

  • 292 gfp13 // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    andre muff (known to dive a lot)

    reminds me that there is a place called muff which actually has a diving centre. So some people attend the muff diving centre

  • 293 Caisleann Nua // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    pinas fuchs fanni, fanni yells zamora zamora

  • 294 John Tudor // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    put a team of names with inuendos , a tamagochi to the winner

  • 295 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    …yes! what we all would do if we were Mike ;)

  • 296 TorqToon // Jan 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Sissoko out of the squad for Wednesdays game lads!

    I believe he is going to sign in this window.

  • 297 toonicle // Jan 22, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    In my opinion i’d be happy to see Tiote sold for 8-10 Million and use that money towards a class striker now before the window shuts, Van Wolfswinkel would be an amazing signing.




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