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Newcastle Close To Signing Top Youngster

8:31 pm, Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 378 Comments

The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are close to signing 17 year-old Swiss central defender Kevin Mbabu.

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Kevin Mbabu - 17 year-old Swiss defender

The right footed 6′ tall youngster who has been at Servette FC for six months, and he has one first team appearance for the Geneva based club, making his debut last September, and Newcastle are hoping to secure him for around a £1M fee.

That’s how much Newcastle paid last summer for Gael Bigirimana, who has looked a good player for Newcastle this season. Manchester United have also been watching the 17 year-old.

Kevin has played 20 times for the Swiss U16, U17, U18 and U19 sides, and is a top up-and-coming Swiss defender and he’s from the famous Team Genève-Servette-Carouge which has produced some good Swiss players in the past such as Philippe Senderos, Reto Ziegler, Fabrizio Zambrella, Jeremy Frick and Kevin Tsimba.

The Servette defender will become part of the Newcastle Development squad, which needs strengthening following as many as eleven players being released last summer – those players just didn’t make the grade at Newcastle.

That’s about all we know about this player – if any readers know this lad or have seen him play – please let us know what he’s like.

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378 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I could kick things off but….

  • 2 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Don’t know much about this lad does anyone rate him??

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Never heard of him so don’t have much to say.

    But gfn reporting feberbache have pulled out of trying to sign belhanda….could we pounce.

  • 4 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I heard he’s great up front in the no 9 role.

  • 5 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Wow PL goal fest tonight.

  • 6 Mark // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    To be fair, we have a very poor batch of youngsters (with 2 or 3 exceptions) compared to most clubs, so any possible upcoming prospect will be welcomed with open arms IMO!

  • 7 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    We need fulham S’hampton, reading and norwich to lose.

    Oh.

  • 8 AshtreeKid // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Whats anyone think will be our level of activity in the transfer market tomorrow??

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Ed did you say 17 or 27! Its obafemi all over again!

  • 10 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    See Bony scored today…..AGAIN! Don’t know much about this Mbabu lad!

  • 11 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Ba on the bench 0-0. On second half me thinks.

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I see Mirin is not now going to Lille. Report say the club are in talks with the Toon, West Ham and Fulham and the he will stay at Valenciennes until the summer. Link:-

    http://www.le10sport.com/football/mercato/va-legrand-isimat-mirin-nira-pas-a-lille-91372

  • 13 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    love the moustache.

    Also, think I found a download link to the villa vs nufc full game – pretty slow – but I missed it due to work booking me into a crap hotel

    http://www.fullmatches.net/aston-villa-vs-newcastle-29-jan-2013-full-match/

  • 14 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Ashtree

    Sub zero activity. Mother hubbards cupboards are bare.

  • 15 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    He looks like Andre 3000 off the Gillette advert

  • 16 daztoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Looks part of Ranger`s wanna be gangster squad

  • 17 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Alien Life Form (makem clone)

    I usually administer the Ritalin. Surely you could have got the spelling right off your prescription ?

  • 18 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Piss off alf

  • 19 Barras // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    We have signed Mbiwa and Sissoko who are only 23, and now we are trying to sign young talents like Mbabu and Thauvin.

    Building for the future.

  • 20 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comon get Ba on – can’t afford reading to pick up a point!

  • 21 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Mirin in the summer and Belhanda or Bony. MMMM
    One more sleep till deadline day :)

  • 22 p // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    really alf?

  • 23 AshtreeKid // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    I still think we need another striker?

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    2-1 united thanks rooney, c’mon chelski get ba on the pitch let him bag a couple then tweak his hammy nout too bad just enough to sideline him through the weekend!

    So what to people think alf stands for?
    Alf
    Loves
    Felching?

  • 25 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Chelski 63% possesion, 6 shots, 0 on target.

    All mouth and no trousers.

  • 26 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    loving this kids attempt at the bum fluff tash!!!

    He kind of pulls it off to be fair! ;-)

    where did alf and Remy go, i need some entertainment!

  • 27 Blaydon-Toon // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Alf grow up ans piss off you racist troll … Get a life !

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Wow alf a racist and a cnut your talents are endless

  • 29 alf // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Yo yo what a Tool!

  • 30 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Some harsh comments on here

  • 31 p // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    @24, yes, we could do with a pacy, tricky player with some versatility.

    HBA ticks most of those boxes (though he is not regarded as pacy) though so, it’s not the end of the world if we do not get another in.

  • 32 beefman13 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Alf, you will support the toon “till death us do part”

  • 33 Joe Blog // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Kevin – not a great name for a footballer – name some illustrious Kevins.

  • 34 Barras // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Bitterness, hatred, racism – yes they are all disgusting traits but they are also destructive traits. Don’t let them characterize you as a person alf.

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Spuggy
    You’d think they would of learnt not to bother with torres by now!

  • 36 89Norcal // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Dantoon85
    Lol he does.

    Seems like we’ve shut down all the doubters today so far except alf. Guy is nothing but a mackem troll. He’s been banned from his own club’s forums so he comes on ours and spews nonsense from his backside.

    please go alf

  • 37 Joe Blog // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Aside from the obvious one!

  • 38 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    lol @25 tads

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Joe blog
    Kevin nolan

  • 40 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Alf

    RACIST COMMENTS ARE NOT WANTED ON THIS BLOG

  • 41 alf // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Blaydon piss off you Leftie shite hawk

  • 42 wingspan // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Was at the match last night, first game in a while. Heres my 2 Pence worth.

    Krul is top class, i think apart from one kick near the end where he sent it higher in the air than further down the pitch he was outstanding.

    Saylor and Colo – Both superb for me, Mbiwa looked a bit lost with the pace when he came on (it was frantic to be fair to him) so for me this is our strongest pairing for the time being.

    Also ive never seen a player warm up as much as Mbiwa! He really wanted to get on, he wore the grass away on the side of the pitch!

    Perchinho – So massively underrated by fans and oppositions alike. Strong, aggressive, reliable and a better passer of the ball than most give him credit for.

    Sissoko is just a beast, a man mountain with class, canrt wait to see what this kid is like after a few games.

    Gouffran – Very pleasently surprised, didnt have great expectations but i thought he was superb. Hardworking, technically good, confident on the ball and quick! Ridiculous we got him for less than a mil.

    And i dont like jumping on bandwagons but Jonas brings absoluteley nothing to the team, he was awful. And shola is so so lazy, Ran out of steam after 5 mins, towards the end of the game there center bks were just pumping the ball long and he was making no effort whatsoever to close them down, it was a joke to be honest.

    Anyway pleased with the win and first half especially
    when we have this front 6

    ————-Tiote
    —–Cabaye—Sissoko
    Benny—Cisse—Marv/Gouffran

    Were gonna be some team to watch. HWTL!

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Kevin keegan

  • 44 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    toonarmyDS

    Agreedre torres. 50 million. Wow. That said he paid for half our team :-)

  • 45 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Anyone else reckon he looks like Kanu ?

  • 46 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Alf

    are you still harbouring ill feeling towards the world after your ‘Jim fixed it for me’ experience.

    You are quite possibly the most backward little bassad i ever did have the mispleasure of reading!

  • 47 Blaydon-Toon // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Tads alf is now looking up felching :-)

  • 48 Mr Random // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    What’s a wog?? I don’t wanna google it in case it’s summat obscene and x rated….

  • 49 Phoenix // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    @alf,you sound like you are such an educated,cultured upstanding person

  • 50 El Sleeve // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    been to see Servette a few times this season, havent seen this guy play tho, or at least never seen his name in any squads. But Servette are awful, they’ve done a Portsmouth so they’ll be after any money we can give them

  • 51 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Any need for racism

  • 52 foggonridiculous // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    A nnoying
    L ittle
    F *cker ?

  • 53 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Go Mata!

  • 54 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Alf

    come play

    bite you little c@nt!

  • 55 alf // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Go and boil your head Yo yo!

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Kevin phillips ;)

  • 57 p // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Kevin Nolan – Mackem slayer

  • 58 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Baines is some player. Took the crown of Ashley Cole this season.

  • 59 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    LOL@57 nice one TADS

  • 60 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Blaydon
    :)
    Jimmy fixed it for alf to milk a cow blindfolded……..

  • 61 alf // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Krul I thought you had gone to bed with your Sister!

  • 62 El Sleeve // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Alf, where im from in Geneva, you get all sorts of ppl from all walks of life and something trivial like the colour of one’s skin is completely irrelevant to who they are.

    We aint White Supremacist United, we’re Newcastle United and we’re BLACK and WHITE.

  • 63 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    spuggy

    agreed m8,

    a likeable little player too for a bindipper!

  • 64 geordiejamie89 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I hope the police are on their way to your house Alf. With any luck you’ll be named and shamed.

  • 65 Mr Random // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Would love for pardew to sign bojan….

  • 66 Joe Blog // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    tads

    You take that back!

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Spuggy
    True thanks nando!!!
    Aye baines has been fantastic this season didnt we have the chance to sign him?(from wigan?)

  • 68 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    @TADS

    Now then now then boys and girls Lol!!

  • 69 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Why would i do that alf when you are so much more fun!

    I don’t think i flushed properly earlier… your still floating about!

  • 70 alf // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Krul how’s the Rat hole you little Mug?

  • 71 Shane // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Alf, by registering a username to this blog your ip address at the time will have been recorded… its your finger print on the web, it has a history of who exactly you are… you are a racist and will be found.

  • 72 Mr Random // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    The comment below me is gay….

  • 73 ArmeeDuToon // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Anyone see those comments this afternoon from Bony’s Agent about expecting a move in the next 2 days?

    Are we in with a shout, or do we have to watch him banging in goals for Spurs/Chelsea or some other muppets?

  • 74 89Norcal // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    wingspan
    That’s a fair analysis, but as brilliant as Krul was between the sticks, he was awful with his kicking. He was basically allowing Villa to restart their attack every GK. Really shocking.

    I was impressed with Gouffran’s work rate and movement

  • 75 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Joe blog
    Lol aye too far mate ;)
    Anyone watching the arsenal game? How the hell did this sorry lot put 7 past us?????

  • 76 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    tads

    The best part of Jimmy is still dripping down his mam’s arse crack.

  • 77 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Just had some great news – email from UEFA confirming my application for 2 tickets to the Europa League Final in Amsterdam has been successful!!!

    I dont care who we are playing, I’m going lol

  • 78 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Dantoon
    Lol

  • 79 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    @43

    i think………..i agree with every word you said there ^^
    guti had his best game for us in month’s and month’s and was still completely useless ! if the lad could cross,take people on or shoot he would be half decent….i tell a lie he was good at going back and grinding out the win but he should def not start the game !maybe come on late sub to kill the game off.

  • 80 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Alf go and throw yourself under a bus and do us all a favour

  • 81 daztoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    @tads
    because Pardew said no more and sat back

  • 82 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Arsenal are looking good…………. NOT!!!!!

  • 83 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Chelski 1-0

  • 84 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    That dirty little beggar henderson’s scored for the bindippers

  • 85 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    ‘Rat hole’ and ‘Little mug’

    Come on Alf you can do better than that

    pssssst

    that was the sound of your ccran of crazy opening.

    I had high hopes for you, but i’m starting to feel no challenge at all

    I look forward to hearing about the racist mackem who gets arrested in the next 48 hours, only for the whole world to find out about the fritzel operation your family have been carrying out in the basement…

  • 86 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Daztoon
    So did liverpool for near on 40 mins arsenal look gutless

  • 87 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Does anyone else notice how strange Gutierrez strikes or crosses the ball ? . I see him do it all the time and think it could be the reason his delivery is poor. He did it yesterday for Cabaye’s goal, strange indeed.

  • 88 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    on the Coutinho deal to liverfool

    8m they’ve been had again… will they ever learn!

  • 89 Rossy G // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Ed that is not Kevin Mbabu, and he plays more CM. this is him

    http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?p=2390392

  • 90 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Greame
    Well done mate is it at ajax’s ground?

  • 91 daztoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    @tads
    every team does till they play us.we seem to end everyones run of not scored for 5 games not won away then they play us and yes you guessed it

  • 92 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Giroud starting to prove his salt in recent weeks

    I like him, pity he went to arsenal!

  • 93 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    alf

    come back

    i meant no offence!!!

  • 94 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    2 each arsenal

  • 95 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Fcukin hell arsenal turned it on out of nowhere 2-2 in about 3 mins!!!!

  • 96 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    @big Pappa cisse

    Yeah know what you mean with guti. In someways it reminds me of Robert pirez at arsenal but he was a far better player LOL

  • 97 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    well said spread

    but don’t scare him off, i’m only warming up! lol

  • 98 89Norcal // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    BPC

    I notice his best crosses are from the outside of his boot these days. If he took on the fullbacks more often he might actually get an assist once in a while.

  • 99 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    You were saying about Arsenal lol

  • 100 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    On Guti – Pards did say he’d have played Marc if he didn’t have that niggling injury. Hopefully he’ll get relegated to the bench

  • 101 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    MarV

  • 102 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Well that came out of nowhere from the Gooners!

  • 103 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    TADS its at the Alliance Arena, Amsterdam, on 15th May

    Am looking forward to it lol

  • 104 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Fulham and Norwich are winning :(

  • 105 tequilamag // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I am sure alf is currently wondering when the police are going to give him the knock and how the hell he can afford to pay his fine from his giro.

  • 106 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Wow so close from walcott good game this!

  • 107 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Can Everton oust the Gooners out the top 5. Will Arsene survive?

    Hmmm

  • 108 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Graeme
    Sounds class mate enjoy it! Not everyday you get to go to a european cup final like, lets hope the toon are in it eh!

  • 109 foggonridiculous // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    anybody else noticed that alf tends to fade from the blog 9 to 9.30 ish….?

  • 110 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Guti is no longer the player he once was but he too serves a purpose like shola

    He may not have had the greatest 90 yesterday but
    a – he put the ball in the box that lead to the goal, he switched flank and interchanged well with goofy to recieve the ball to make the cross
    b – he cleared an almost certain goal thanks to his positioning

    to me those 2 involvements justified his inclusion, although i do feel he lost it a bit after that nasty challenge and his head wasn’t really in the game as much as usual

    unfortunately i feel an onslaught coming on! lol

  • 111 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Gerrard bit lucky there seen people get reds for them

  • 112 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Graeme

    Good for you – sounds awesome like.

  • 113 Dantoon85 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    @foggon

    That’s when they kick him out the Internet cafe and he has to go bac to his cardboard box under the bridge

  • 114 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    TADS – it was a doddle mate. I applied for CL final last year; this time they sent me an email, logged in, fill in the application, supply credit card & passport number. Today it came good!!

    Now waiting for the CL final I applied for as well lol – or is that being greedy lol

  • 115 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    We just need Mata to get a red now and it’s game on!

  • 116 foggonridiculous // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I thought it might be when his latest “uncle” returns home for a little one-on-one….

  • 117 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    CL final in wembley this year Graeme is that right?

  • 118 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Krul
    The lad is something I sadly stepped in. He usually harmless though usually offensive but I am not prepared to put up with those kind of comments. He does not represent our club, he’s an attention seeking self-loathing individual who can only go about their day by insulting others and making highly offensive remarks. This time the lad has gone way too far.

  • 119 blew // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    If we bring promising youngsters in we need decent coaches to bring them on, which is lacking at the club

  • 120 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Thank you Bale – he’s phenomenal.

  • 121 89Norcal // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    alf is possibly the most boring troll on the internet.

    He’s like that dorky little kid that hangs around the cool group hoping they’ll take him in, till we beat him up and spit in his face lol.

  • 122 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Krull, yes; CL final at Wembly

    Europa League Final at Amsterdam’s Alliance Arena. Just hope TOOOON make it to the final – that would just be awesome lol

  • 123 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    spread

    slabbering and neggars i can handle

    but racism…unbelievable this day and age, haven’t heard that word since the 80′s… wish i knew where he lived!

    6’4 Irishman armed to the teeth would be at his door! lol

  • 124 mikeashleyisamackem // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Heres one that will shock people
    Acording to my sauces
    Luc castignos

  • 125 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    cool if reading ,qpr and av lose every game we have no need to worry about anything :-)

  • 126 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Aaron ransey has to be one of the most over rated players in the league the lad is sh1te

  • 127 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    spuggy

    bale’s a great player… but he’s no Santoon ;-)

  • 128 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Lol Krul

  • 129 Beattie25 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Ha anyone seen Mark Douglas’s tweet?

    Here it is if not:

    Mark Douglas ?@MsiDouglas
    News of a few outs & a couple of ins at #safc & #nufc in the Journal tomorrow. Deadline day won’t be dead in N.East…

  • 130 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    So remind me again why Lampard is being sold?

  • 131 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Graeme

    If we get to the final and youre struggling for a +1… look no further pal!

  • 132 Munster Mag // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Jesus Alf grow up you little prick.

  • 133 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Why dont arsenal just show must be frustrating as fcuk for there fans, always one pass too many

  • 134 Hatem // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Got to say, Bigi was a great signing. Only been here six months and hes better than all of our youngsters. Really stepped up to the plate, much better than Tiote so far. Hopefully this signing will be the same, new colocinni.

  • 135 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    MOTD gonna be good tonight. Loadsa goals!

  • 136 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Krul
    Sadly someone like Alf is a misfit whose only purpose in life is to remain angry at the world and make offensive racist remarks etc. Its bang out of order and hopefully he will not post here again.

  • 137 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    hatem

    I agree m8 but i think that may be something to do with a season at champ level… we could learn something there!

  • 138 Hatem // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Defianately, doing Curtis Good a load of help and he’s playing in League 2.

  • 139 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    table has gone in our favour so far guys :-)

  • 140 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    here here spread!

    But i wanted to be the one to make him go off his own accord due to belittlement! ;-)

  • 141 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    If norwich lose and west ham draw with fulham it will be perfecto!

  • 142 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    they learn composure at lower league and tend not to panic so much, Good has done well, rather he makes his mistakes at Bradford and learns from them.

    we have kids going straight from academy into PL with no experience and left wanting, never seen fergie do it at utd (even saying his name makes me feel ill)!

  • 143 Worcs-Geordie // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    we wanted this guy last summer…maybe..???

    http://whatculture.com/sport/newcastle-united-transfer-news-john-guidetti-luc-castaignos-watched.php

  • 144 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Looks like alfs next door neighbour has turned off there router .
    Either that or hes gone to watch re runs of different strokes ….. little toss pot

  • 145 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Krull @ 132 – no problems mate, but I’m fairly certain that my son has his name on the other ticket lol

    If something comes up and I cant get away from here, the blog will be the first to know

  • 146 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    just looked at the league table and i’m glad to say im looking up it and not down after this transfer window, stoke in 10th only 6 pts off!

  • 147 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    El clasico…

    Mourinho’s Real get one back against Barca. 1-1 in cup. Game on.

  • 148 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    id say thanks to spreads email, we wont be hearing from him again for a while

    well maybe on the news!!!

  • 149 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    mikeashleyisamackem
    Luc Castaignos – don’t know much bout em. Do you think they’re any legs in it?…..only signed for Twente recently?
    Beattie
    Obertan is not injured and not in the squad the other day. Could he be on his way out along with Simpson?
    How about in’s as Belhanda, Siem De Jong and Isimat-Mirin…………..hahahaha would love that!

  • 150 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I think 35 points will be enough to stay up this season!

  • 151 Beattie25 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Perhaps Obertan i being moved on?

    It would have to be an exchange though!

    Obertan and £5 million for Belhanda?

  • 152 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    castaignos is just potential, he is a bit rough round the edges and hasn’t come on since his wonderkid tag a few years back

  • 153 Toon1978 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Xisco on his way out.

  • 154 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    but well get 50, epic finish to the season coming up, bita confidence, bita competition… wal la

  • 155 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Le fondre again!!!! Grrrrrrr Reading can’t draw.

  • 156 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    No one has kept a clean sheet tonight – amazing.

  • 157 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    i would love a striker in tomoz even if its for the dev squad just anyone that would get above shola in the pecking order.

  • 158 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    spuggy

    dont worry about reading m8

    WE ARE NEWCASTLE U-F****G-NITED!!!

    HWTL

  • 159 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Must be frustrating for campbell seeing shola trundle onto the pitch and offer nothing time and time again

  • 160 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    spuggy

    don’t worry about Reading

    WE ARE NEWCASTLE UNITED ;-)

  • 161 Krul to be Kind // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    mot

    or it could motivate campbell and he says:

    I’M HAVING THAT SPOT!!!!

  • 162 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Can we sign Le Fondre please Mr Pardew

  • 163 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Oh and people saying ‘My sources are saying we are getting Luc Castaignos’… I suggest you read he’s only been at his new club FC Twente since July he was the replacement for Luuk De Jong

  • 164 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Not a great fan of Pards, but hope he can turn that round, (he did it last year). Pleased to see him do this though

    STaylor: “The manager presented each of the new players with a shirt & made them stand in front of the group & say why they want to be here”

    oh yeah, Lee Ryder is talking about Abeid to St Johnstone

  • 165 Toon-Prodigy // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Howay Toon , where is this forward?

    This is really concerning me.

    We have Prem games and Europa games. We can’t expect Cisse to bang them all in and stay injury free. Shola is not upto the task where goals are concerned and Ranger, pfft say no more.

    They can’t be expecting Gouffran to start hammering 10 goals from now until the end of the season.

    I hope they recognise this problem here.

    Even if it’s a loan deal.

  • 166 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    KRUL

    Hope so mate campbell may not be ready yet but i bet his effort and attitude would be alot better than sholas and that counts for a lot

  • 167 Ben_BKK // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Fcuk’s sake Chelsea, that’s worse than us! Reading have been ridiculous lately

  • 168 Cool Hand Luke // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    I hate Alf, he ruined this whole transfer window for me.

  • 169 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    it the moment cambell is being protected as he’s young and needs to go out on loan before he gets 52k+ fans with expectations on his back (as i think its the only reason why he is not ahead of shola)

    but there is no doubt in my mind he’s 50 times better than shola even in his raw form and could benefit the team a hell of a lot more than shola can.

  • 170 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Beattie
    Hadn’t thought of that…….Obertan as part of a swap deal……possibly as he was very good in France and perhaps better suited to that league? Not sure…..I’m not gonna slate the lad cos’ his got bags of potential just hasn’t shown consistency and is far too lazy tracking back. Not sure what the future holds for him….but a swap deal with Belhanda would be a dream come true!

  • 171 donkeypunch // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    CAN SOMBODY PUT A LINK UP SO I CAN SEE THE NUFC VILLA FULL MATCH PLS

  • 172 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Cool Hand Luke
    Alf is not a decent person and does not represent other people’s views of opinions. He’s a vile individual who has gone way too far this time. I would be surprised if he posts here again. Sorry that its spoilt your window. :(

  • 173 Toon_Jock // Jan 30, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Well some shocking results tonight…

    Done so well in the transfer window thus far – but WHERE is our new CF (FFS) replacing Ba???

  • 174 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Donkey…

    http://www.footballorgin.com/2013/01/premier-league-aston-villa-v-newcastle.html

  • 175 Beattie25 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    I think every player has their level and I believe that Obertans is Ligue 1,

    I honestly think Man U have ruined the lad. He has had his confidence destroyed by not making it there.

    Bags of potential but needs to cut it in a lesser league with littler pressure.

  • 176 Worcs-Geordie // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Only 17 points behind a Euro place..:D

    10 wins in a row anyone

  • 177 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    bugger reading picked up another point thx to le-fonde ^^ that lad will be prem top scorer from the bench if he’s not carefull.

    and on abied i’m on the line weather to give up hope on him tbh as i had high hopes for him but has looked more than poor everytime i have seen him play ! if a team wants him on loan what is there to lose as imo he can not do any worse.

  • 178 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    @Donkeypunch

    I put a download link @13 above, but I’m still downloading the first half :(

  • 179 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Arrrgggghhhhh adam fcuking le fondre!!! Buy him ;)

  • 180 Jayden // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Surely Chelsea are there for the taking?

  • 181 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Sissoko pass to Gouffran 2:30 mins into the game was sensational, as good as the one to cisse for the goal.

  • 182 Graeme // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Good to see Chelski struggling again though given that they are at SJP at the weekend – we must fancy our chances against them at home!!

    Bring it on!!

  • 183 Worcs-Geordie // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    MOTD tonight..showing last nights games too…

  • 184 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Offkey

    Use my link and save it – you can stream all the games back after.

  • 185 Newcastle for alltid // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Have to say that Southampton were a class act against Man Utd tonight. They seem to have a couple of very exciting players that I think would add to any team. Jay Rodriguez, Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez are all IMO big names for the future. Hopefully Pardew & co at least consider them. Maybe not now since a lot of them have only been at Soton for 6 months, but in the future. Readings Le Fondre is also in that bracket.

  • 186 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Spuggy – does that link work for you?

  • 187 croftus5678 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    aye reading drawing with them may mean they sack the manager hopefully :-) so we may play a team in chaos muahahahaha (if only)

  • 188 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Yes just skip the ad at the start.

    I’ve used that site to watch full match replays for ages.

  • 189 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I think i would still rather see campbell on for 10 -20 mins chasing people down giving it at go rather than that lazy git shola .
    hopefully a majority of the fans would give him time and allow him a few mistakes
    Mistakes i can take basic lack of effort is unforgivable i would cut shola some slack if looked like he give a shit when he rolls onto the pitch

  • 190 donkeypunch // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    TY Spuggy

  • 191 Cool Hand Luke // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Spreadthetoon I was taking the piss there, His comment shocked me at first in a ‘people still exist like this??’ way but then I think its best to laugh these idiots off. Im Black myself for what its worth.

  • 192 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    spuggy – I press play and the circle just spins – have broadband and usually watch on sopcast so no bandwidth issues, flash player up to date as well…….who knows

  • 193 No Plain Saylor // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    If this lad hits in a tackle like he’s hit puberty i am all for it :)
    Quite a tash for 17

  • 194 Dondatta13 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Ref Cambell, did I not read that he is currently out injured but on his return he will feature on the bench and get the odd run out?

    Im sure it was a Chronicle article… Anyone#??

  • 195 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Offkey

    Can happen with flash sites – there’s some I get the spinning icon. Try a different browser or update your flash player?

  • 196 northernirishtoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Spuggy how long after the game does it be on that site. It’s a good job

  • 197 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    northern.

    Not sure mate, pretty quick I think. It’s always there the next day when I use it (haven’t wanted to watch many back lately lol)

  • 198 Toon1978 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    This is class lads, watch the short vid of Cabayes goal from the Villa stands,

    http://www.themag.co.uk/video-replay/video-special-cabaye-goal-from-the-terraces/?

  • 199 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    It’s not just NUFC full match replays it’s all the PL games, plus football shows and matches around Europe etc. Even MOTD is on hah!

    Great site!

  • 200 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Dondatta13

    Not sure on campbell injury news i thought pardew said he was close to being in the squad for the villa game .
    But at the min i will cluch at any thing that means shola is pushed closer and closer to the exit door cant stand his attitude on or off the pitch

  • 201 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    On that note MOTD is on tonight at 10:35pm, hope they show our game?

  • 202 DanRo // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Saturday could be huge:

    Wigan v Southampton – a draw would be nice
    QPR v Norwich – QPR win or draw would be good
    West Ham v Swansea – I fancy Swansea
    Reading v Sunderland – A draw would be great

    Anything against Chelsea for his would be huge.
    I suspect Norwich and West Ham to get dragged into it.

  • 203 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Oh and they often have the full post match interviews on there too.

    I should be on commision!

  • 204 northernirishtoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    All the matches seem to be on that fox sports. I wonder how u would go about a subscription for that. Bound to be on the Internet somewhere cos some of the streams aren’t the best

  • 205 DanRo // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    us* instead of his!
    I’m not with it tonight.

  • 206 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Has anyone mentioned our abysmal throw-ins, even in the 2nd half. We throw the ball miles forward in the hope someone will control it and often loose it. Very odd, our success rate at throw-ins is soooo poor.

  • 207 Offkey // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Cheers…….but no luck

  • 208 colwell // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Reading are doing very well and Southampton looked really good tonight. Not many teams go too Old Trafford and have the most shots and most possession. This relegation battle is not getting any easier.

  • 209 One comment a day // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Obertan on the way out tomorrow with Simpson.

  • 210 Spreadthetoon // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Cool Hand Luke
    Its good that you can shrug idiots like that off. Its not the first time he has made offensive remarks….he’s a very disturbed person, angry at the world and very screwed up, but this is not the platform for it! Good on ya for taking the higher moral ground, the blokes a muppet! :)

  • 211 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Tell you what (watching the match back)

    Those two goals were of the highest quality. Cabaye’s control and striker were world class and Sissoko’s pass and cisse’s take and shot the same.

  • 212 Dondatta13 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM (197).

    I must admit, I tend to groan whenever Strolla steps onto the pitch but yesterday he did make a few good clearances lol

  • 213 DanRo // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    btw – i’ll be amazed if Villa pick anything up from Everton on Saturday.

  • 214 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Sissoko, cabaye, tiote, perch, anita, HBA, Marveaux and Gouffran – OMG how much quality in our midfield!

    Can’t wait to see a full strength team with HBA, Marveaux and Tiote all playing.

  • 215 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    HA HA Sholas been the best centre half for every team he plays against constantly clearing the ball over the bar and out of danger.

  • 216 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Soooo…. who is our best option on the LW at the moment – Marveaux, Gouffran or Jonas?

    It’s the only position that doesn’t pick itself really. I would say Marveaux and Gouffran are neck and neck after yesterdays performance.

  • 217 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Did any of you watch Celtic St Mirren at the weekend?!?

    Connor Newton was immense on his debut as well totally bossed Wanyama and Scott Brown considering Wanyama is a hot property it was quite impressive

    Could be a youngster for the future the problem I have with our youth policy is why are we just sending players like him out on loan at 20 – 21?!? Surely they should be going on loan from 18 till they are about 21 – 22 like we did with Krul ??I remember Krul at Falkirk he was immense some games!!

    Some people knock the SPL but most of the teams play the ball on the deck and its faster paced which could be good for someone like Abeid to go on loan to St Johnstone as is the rumour as he needs to show more than he has done sorry Kets but he has done nothing

    Ferguson needs to go on loan there is a player in the Keith Gillespie mold but we need to get his confidence up as he seemed to be one of the fall guys for our bad form even though he can produce magic with that left peg

  • 218 DanRo // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    I personally think Saturday is an ideal time to play Chelsea.
    No Hazard, No Moses – no width.
    A team low in confidence who keep giving away leads.
    Lets hope Mata picks up a knock and have a good go.
    In other good news Togo progressed in the AFCON so the only available striker for Spurs when we play them is Defoe. Mind you, that’s not a bad striker.

  • 219 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    I think its a daft idea getting rid of Obertan this window, and Simpson for that matter, We’ve signed 4 first teamers and 1 development players and our team is still small but its manageable now we’re going to lose 2 first teamers to go along with Ba making it 3 first teamers with 1 added so basically we’re back where we started.. If those go i’d hope we sign someone else tomorrow

  • 220 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    MOTD time!!!!

  • 221 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    GOOD NIGHT ALF must be frustrating reading all these comments about you but not having the bolllocks or brains to respond .
    Typical little racist bully big in bravado behind your comp screen but comes up short in the brains and pants department

  • 222 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Yes last nights matches are on!

  • 223 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    are they sowing us on MOTD or not ?

  • 224 mot7 // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Rooney wearing gloves jesus whats happend to british football

  • 225 DxK // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Hoping to see a few Chelsea injuries here! If they lost Mata that would help our chances. Only a minor injury of course, just enough to miss their next league game.

  • 226 DxK // Jan 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    As for Mbabu, I’ve heard he’s a very talented lad who can slot into a midfield position. It’s good to see that we’re not neglecting the kids, fingers crossed the next batch is better than a few of the current ones.

  • 227 Spuggy // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Carr on French players…

    “We are going to try and get close to the Arsenal route but you have to be realistic. They had Vieira, Henry and Petit, some of the best players in the world. At Newcastle that is not the case…yet.

    I love France and the French players. The reasons we are recruiting them is due to having a lot of fun and success working with Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa. They are real quality players, very professional and indispensable today. Both of them are intelligent and understand quickly what you want, they also have a very good tactical brain.

    It is because the French youth academy system is so good. Our aim was to bring in young players with a future, such as Haidara, Sissoko and Yanga-Mbiwa; they are young and will progress even further.

    I’m convinced it will go well and I obviously don’t agree with people who think that this big influx of French players will create a problem. Ben Arfa and Cabaye have integrated really well, as has Sylvain Marveaux, plus all three speak English”.

    Of course it isn’t just the fact that the players are French, many of the players Newcastle have recruited are also internationals. So can you imagine the interest in the English press if a club in France that wasn’t a Champions League regular suddenly brought in five or six England internationals…I think you get the picture.

  • 228 Worcs-Geordie // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Oh Le Fondre…

  • 229 james589 // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Shola Ameobi: 6 goals in 119 PL substitute appearances.
    Adam Le Fondre: 6 goals in 14 PL substitute appearances.

    ‘Nuff said.

  • 230 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Wonder if alf is the same tw@ as the d1ck from gateshead whos been nicked for racially abusing ba on twitter

  • 231 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Le Fondre crackin finishes one left one right.
    Chelski far too lackadaisical

  • 232 King Arfa // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    a few rumours about Gameiro on twatter would be great buisness on loan in my eyes Torq any legs on this 1 matey

  • 233 james589 // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    DxK

    Think the only injury was to Chelsea’s confidence, bet they’re kicking themselves. Glad to see we’re not the only ones to suffer at the hands of super sub Adam Le Fondre. If only we had that sort of player to nip off the bench on 70 minutes and nab a goal or two here and there… Shola isn’t that player.

  • 234 One comment a day // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Where is ALF?

    Adam Le Fondre or Alien Life Foreskin.

  • 235 toonLYF // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    looks tough him, i’m happy paying £1m for him if he can come over and pop some lead in Ranger’s head.

  • 236 One comment a day // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    I’ll pop him for £50,000 saves £950,000!

  • 237 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    toon lyf

    nuff gangstas already

  • 238 One comment a day // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Oh go on then a fiver!

  • 239 JAMSHA // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    IS HE A KID OR A UNCLE??????

  • 240 nufc786 // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    i remember a couple of years ago… someone recommended le fondre when he was playing in league 2 for £500,000 on this blog … and ppl laughed it off….

  • 241 toonLYF // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    there’s enough gangsters already,
    but Kevin Mbabu rocks’ steady,
    he’ll shoot Ranger left, right, BANG!
    …and gut the prick like a fcuking teddy!

  • 242 toonLYF // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    I’m a fcuking gangta!
    I ain’t even tryna be funny,
    i’ll chew Ranger up and spit him out,
    like Demba Ba’s fcuking dummy!

  • 243 yo-yo // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    toon lyf

    wot u on ?

  • 244 Twatter // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    By the way this picture isn’t Kevin Mbabu. Mbabu has dreadlocks and is a few skin tones lighter, don’t know who this guy is, but agree with the guy who said he looked like Andre 3000!

  • 245 DxK // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    James589;

    Let’s just hope they’re not a wounded animal that takes their anger out on us!
    I expect Demba Ba to start at the weekend and don’t expect Pardew to risk Steven Taylor twice in four days, so let’s just hope he has the sense to pick Mbiwa rather than Willo.

    We could do with that nippy sub, I remember watching Le Fondre for Rotherham and thinking someone should take a gamble, then again I also thought that about Lua-Lua at Colchester and he didn’t exactly set the world alight.

    There’s a lot of support for a cut-price Gomis bid (his contract ends this summer) from what I’ve heard, what does everyone think of him coming in for £2m or so? He’s 27, so on the borderline of our rules on signings.

  • 246 toonLYF // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    I been tokin’ up with Ranger
    cos’ ima’ gangsta you see,
    i’m like Ben Arfa v Bolton,
    you can’t fcuking catch me!

  • 247 DxK // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Twatter – that looks like Brian Pinas who we signed in about 1997 when Kenny Dalglish was going on a bit of a mad spree, signing about 15 players in the summer, 11 or 12 of which were awful.

  • 248 JAMSHA // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/nechronical/jan2013/2/8/image-8-for-aston-villa-v-newcastle-united-gallery-863502278.jpg

    look at cisse lol

  • 249 JAMSHA // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Clubs/Club_Home/2013/1/29/1359492136318/Yohan-Cabaye-011.jpg

  • 250 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Wow, we’re signing the new Snoop Dogg!

    No one else see the likeness?

  • 251 89Norcal // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Results tonight worked relatively well for us Reading are still 4 behind and would have liked to see Norwich drop all 4 but at least we can still tie for 13th in the table come the Chelski game. That’s far better than 17th or lower and will boost our confidence

  • 252 Blaydon-Toon // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Chelsea are there for the taking if we get at them early on and get SJP jumping then I really do think we can win this game … Don’t pay them too much respect ! We have an extra days rest and on the back of a win and their long journey guessing they will fly tho and no Hazard or Mosses things are tilted towards us getting something !

  • 253 Blaydon-Toon // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Would take a point like but a good performance whatever happens is a must see how the newbies like it at SJP !

  • 254 Spreadthetoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Door half open….really hope we put an offer in! Also like the comment on the web page about Fifa13! LOL :)

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2013/01/30/3713719/fenerbahce-pull-out-of-belhanda-talks

  • 255 BigKirky // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Belhanda other side of Cisse would be trick central.

  • 256 89Norcal // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Chelsea have been dire lately, while we are on the up, so playing at home I’m confident we can get some points.

    Plus Benitez may be silly enough to play Torres. I know he’s scored against us, but only because his morale was high off the Euros. He’s back to being the same flop he was last season, and Ba is obviously more dangerous.

    Hopefully Rafa cooks up another shit line up for the game against us :)

  • 257 BigKirky // Jan 31, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Some lovely Ben Arfa style touches and weighted passes at times from Belhanda against Marseille:

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

    Would be a mirror image going on across the pitch when each get the ball. Lovely stuff, albeit unlikely we would get him.

  • 258 donkeypunch // Jan 31, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    would love mike ashly to really go for it in the summer and get a lukuta or bony type of player in a 4 3 3 formation with ben arfa one side and a fast bellamy type of player the other side of him and push for top 4 easily then. squad would be complete then to challenge in all compertions and doing this would make sure we kept are best players at the club

  • 259 BigKirky // Jan 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Agreed donkey. Gouffran can play there if need be or as a centre forward, but a better, quicker, goalscoring/assists player left of front 3 would be perfect.

  • 260 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    How we would love another Bellamy in our team. Outstanding player with tremendous speed and intelligence to beat his marker.

  • 261 PontiusLee // Jan 31, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    you guys, what about, Royston Drenthe?
    hear me out, he has premier league experience during his loan at everton.
    usually plays as a winger on the left side.
    has the speed we need.
    and he scored some incredible goals last season, nothing short of spectacular when given the space and time.
    oh and before i forget, hes not playing for anyone, we can pick him up for FREE.

    KRUL! pull your dutch connections and give this boy a hoot, would be a great last minute signing on deadline day.
    lets spread the rumors now!!!

  • 262 PontiusLee // Jan 31, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    (ill expand on his playing status)
    his contract expired in real, and he agreed to start playing for a russian team this january, but that apparently fell through.
    he might be out of form and fitness, but if hes on a free, its a deal that i have no problems of going ahead with.
    surely better than that waste of money named xisco.

    what do you guys think?

  • 263 donkeypunch // Jan 31, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    PontiusLee wow this guys perfect for nufc while at everton 27 apps 4 goals 8 assits pefect player for what we need right now only 25 years old.Ticks all the right boxes for me

  • 264 PontiusLee // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    haha, i know its probably not going to happen, but lets spread the rumors now!
    hahaha, what if pardew catches the airwaves and actually considers it?
    haha

  • 265 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Drenthe has a serious attitude problem; wouldn’t want to touch him with a barn pole.

    …why do you guys think Everton didn’t keep him or why it didn’t work out for him at Real? (not to mention why that Russian deal fell through)

    His just another distraction like Ranger -something we don’t need right now.

  • 266 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    *barge pole

  • 267 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    @jesper so what you’re saying is that Alfred might be drenthe. attitude problem etc.

  • 268 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Drenthe is not what we need at this club.

    Poor work ethic, greedy, selfish….but he can play. Unfortunately he hasn’t got a brain on a football pitch and would rather try the spectacular show from 40 yards and play a pass.

    There’s a good reason he hasn’t got a club.

  • 269 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Good morning gentlemen.

    Big movement over night with regards Belhanda. Fenerbahce have pulled out of the deal to sign him as they got annoyed he didn’t desire to go, plus weren’t prepared to pay the fee up front – preferring instalments. Nicollin wants him gone…and word is we are in discussions with the player. Still early stages but its promising.

    How was last night? Catchy and Alf still causing chaos?

  • 270 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    MA Flying into NUFC today. Can’t see him doing that if business was closed for us…!

  • 271 dubzy // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    @ TorqToon

    i agree m8 …we do need a striker

  • 272 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    torq

    I read that on GFN france’s twitter last night….seemed promising, well it opened the door for us, but are we going to go for him? I hope so.

    Any news on mirin? he has been told he can leave for only 2.5mil euro providing he is loaned back. Could be excellent business for us, especially if colo leaves in the summer.

  • 273 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Morning all,

    Everyone ready for some deadline day fun?

    Torq…It’s the final day of judgement. The picture frame is being polished as we speak, the press are lined up for 11.30pm (to allow for any real last minute deals to come out), don’t forget to wear a shirt and tie.

    Our Torq is being inducted in to the ITK hall of fame….I’m so proud…oh yeah, where is proud?

  • 274 FloridaToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Take it for what it’s worth, but The Mirror seems to think we will complete a deal for PEA today.

  • 275 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    TS – We DO need a striker. And it’s a strange feeling this morning that I feel we are quite far advanced in a deal for a forward. Just a vibe I get off of a few people I have spoken too.

    GFN are actually very accurate with their information. Probably one of the better French twitter sites.

  • 276 JAMSHA // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    LAST DAY HOPE M.A GIVS US A SUPRISE …

  • 277 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Torq is testing the ITK waters at this early hour. He’s not quite committing himself at this final stage of his ITK lord induction, but he’s making some noises of movement in the striker department. Stick with us for more live updates as the morning continues.

  • 278 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Morning Ibiza.

    It’s a very proud moment. I’ve got my list of thank you’s lined up and the champagne on ice for the after party.

    In all seriousness – I’m just fortunate to have good friends who have given accurate information for me to pass onto you good people.

    Now I don’t like / trust the daily mirror – but really watch any news regarding PEA closely. It’s not going to be a quiet day for St. Ettienne I feel…

  • 279 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Oh and Transfer Sage has entered the blog. Join us shortly with an exclusive chat with our man TS.

  • 280 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Ibiza – cant help but feel you’ve got what it takes to be the new and improved David Craig !! :-)

  • 281 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Ibiza

    Will talk be the first person in the ITK hall of fame? I think it’s going to be a lonely place for him haha.

  • 282 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    i meant torq not talk

  • 283 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Torq….Spoken like a true ITK. I have a good feeling today mate, although I know it will turn in to hell later on. You just know we’ll all allow ourselves to get sucked in to some sort of rubbish that gets flung out there today :)

  • 284 psutty80 // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Morning, according to SSN mike Ashley is flying in today in bat copter.
    I reakon 1 in 2 out. PEA would be v good or Bony.

  • 285 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Danny Graham to m’boro??!??!!

    Mind games to force sunderlands hand I reckon…

  • 286 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    TS…Come on, no need to be jealous, he doesn’t talk that much :) It is a lonely place, but it’s often lonely at the top. It’s the price a man must pay.

    Torq…As long as it’s not the next Craig David I’m fine with it ;)

  • 287 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Ibiza – I’m sure we will all be sucked in mate! It’s bound to happen – same every deadline day.

  • 288 Spreadthetoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Morning all

    Its gonna be a rollacoaster day, NUFC, Spuds and Citeh all in for a striker……………its gonna be a hustle!
    Dream day would be:-
    Belhanda, Isimat-Mirin,Siem de Jong & PEA…….as if! LOL :)

  • 289 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Ibiza

    I am with torq on this that I think we will definitely make an effort to sign somebody.

    The last two games have been great for us. Reading showed we really needed to make sure we pushed through with our defensive target and sissoko’s situation also meant we had to act fast for him.

    I think villa was important to get the win but the manor of it shows that we are light upfront with only one good striker, cisse, if they want to play gouff on the wing.

    So I feel we will either sign a forward or a winger….a forward would be preferred but a winger would allow gouff to play up with cisse or rotate/sub with him.

    Get PEA and belhanda and I will rename my house the sports direct arena in honour of ashley haha.

  • 290 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Who are the 2 out? Simmo probably. Who else? Striker in. Not too bothered which one though.

  • 291 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Right, for our own sanity, should we not put together a list of players we simply cannot lose today and kidnap them for the next 15 hours?

    Any volunteers in the Newcastle area up for it? Pardew is probably up for it thinking about it.

  • 292 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    ibiza

    surely either craig david or david craig and you are living the dream.

    I’m not jealous….I just feel for torq….being the only one in the ITK hall of fame means he will be walking those hallways alone.

  • 293 psutty80 // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Torq hope your right would be an awesome window!
    It’s going to be an interesting day.

  • 294 FloridaToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    TS

    Be careful what you say. If MA see’s that he will do it just to get the free advertising. lol

  • 295 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    TS – I will join you there mate! I’ll even paint MA’s face on my roof !!! Haha

    Ibiza – My wife said she has Cabs and Debuchy locked in our bedroom – I assumed it was for this reason and nothing untoward…

  • 296 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    TS…Good man, inject some optimism in there. Who wants a boring deadline day? Screw that, we need pain, abuse and tears.

    We certainly could use some extra fire power. I think Cisse will come good, but god forbid he picks up an injury.

    Mark…Simmo is a likely one, not really sure on another though. Do you think it will be a high profile sale or moving on some deadwood?

  • 297 Novocastrian66 // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Xisco out today. If he hasn’t already gone.

  • 298 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Outs I have a suspicion of simpson…heard a few things linking him with fulham starting up again.

    Not sure who else would leave.

  • 299 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    @Tsage, haha renaming your house! Will you have a big sign on the roof advertising when they have a sale? (Every week basically)

    I’d prefer us to sign a wide forward, that way cisse knows he’s first choice in the middle, with goofy backing him up. For the first time under ashleys reign, I am not filled with impending doom over a poor transfer window, even if business is done.

  • 300 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Sage – I will ALWAYS have the blog mate! Therefore having people to talk too regularly. :-)

    Just read back the comments from last night…

    ALF – Unbelievable to lengths some people will go to for attention! Idiot!

  • 301 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    TS….Welcome to Casa Sports Directa – make yourself at home….nice.

    Got to say I’ve never dreamed of being either David Craig or Craig David, but then I do lack ambition ;)

    Torq….And you’re on here? Man you’re committed to the cause. Bet Mrs Torq has a big ole smile on her face.

  • 302 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    torq

    I certainly hope it wasn’t the same reason i had them locked up in my bedroom haha.

    Ibiza

    Today is a day for silliness and I will not tolerate a sensible post saying business is over…..ben arfa out, colo gone, belhanda in, messi teetering on the line….will he land our side…who knows.

    HAPPY DEADLINE DAY ONE AND ALL

  • 303 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Update or all-clear on Colo in an hour or so.

    Just adding to d-day tension :)

  • 304 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Unusually so, Ibiza !!?! I assumed she just slept well…?! :-)

  • 305 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    That’s a point, can Alf be our other transfer out? Who wants to play agent and muster up some interest in him?

  • 306 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Tsunki….Tread carefully :)

    TS….Don’t worry, there is always sillyness on deadline day, it’s inevitable.

    Torq…I hope she made them breakfast in bed or maybe they had a torq sandwich…

  • 307 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Ibiza – you could dip that idiot in sugar and money and still wouldn’t get any interest!!

  • 308 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    @ibiza. Dead wood I hope. I don’t think even Ashley would work so hard to strengthen and then sell a big name on the last day. If anything it’ll be one of the squad players. Obertan would be the biggest name under threat, if we sign another wide man or forward today.

  • 309 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Ibiza – I’m not at liberty to divulge THAT kind of information! :-)

  • 310 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Role up Role up….Alf for sale.

    Slightly dimwitted and racist but can be used as an excellent foot rest.

    Available for a knock down fee of only £3mil…..please contact his agent, available on nick.griffin@bnp.com

  • 311 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Torq…Well when does his contract run out? We’ve got some experience in this department…cough cough…xisco…cough cough.

  • 312 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Torq….So not so ITK after all then? I’d be pretty unhappy at not even being able to watch :)

    Mark…I hope it’s not a big name, but it is silly season and I think it all depends on the offers that come in, some are just too good to turn down.

    TS…£3m? We’ll give it a go, but we may need to reconsider slashing the price as the day goes on. As for Nick Griffin :)

  • 313 JAMSHA // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Mark Douglas
    @MsiDouglas 24s
    #nufc only signing today will be
    Kevin Mbabu – Simpson/Xisco
    likely to depart. #safc facing fight
    for Graham now..

  • 314 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Ibiza

    Or maybe we could lock him in a room with nial ranger….might take each other out.

  • 315 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    BREAKING NEWS. Harry Candleface has triggered ALFs 3M release clause, offering him 2 bowls of jellied eels and pie n mash a day, and the promise of a ‘good ‘ol cockney knees ap, ‘ave a banaaana’ every weekend. Oh, and a 120 grand a week wage.

  • 316 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Jamsha

    don’t be sensible….its the finally day of silly season.

    2 players to join after young kev

  • 317 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Mark Douglas isn’t ITK !!! :-)

  • 318 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    TS….I like it. Just to be safe though we’ll make sure there is no food or water and just lock them in there….forever.

    Mark…That’s an idea, we need to start a rumour that NUFC are trying to buy Alf then Harry is sure to sweep in. Sir, you are a genius.

  • 319 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    So samba off to QPR…

    £12.8mil and £90k a week???!

  • 320 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    just looking back at people posting manager win% yesterday. is anybody willing to do a career win% table of all current prem managers. think it’d be interesting

  • 321 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Morning Ibiza. Xx

  • 322 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Evil Genius >:-) wonder if we can make ‘arry believe Xisco is good. And Ranger. Imagine a QPR front pairing of those two!? They might as well pack up and go to bankrupcy land now!

  • 323 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Torq…That man ‘arry certainly know where to find value in the market.

    PPB….That would be interesting to see. However, I’m not contemplating doing that today….far more pressing matters and I’ll have to do some work at some point…probably.

  • 324 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    100k a week for Samba apparently. Disgrace if true.

  • 325 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Belfast…Always the same, I leave you alone for the night and then it’s all smiles and fluttering of your eyelashes. Weak and desperate….just my cup of tea :)

    Morning sunshine x

  • 326 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Mark…That would be just too good to be true. Xisco, Ranger and Alf? That would be some force, like running in to a wall of sh*t.

  • 327 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I still hope we sign a striker, even on loan.

  • 328 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    @torqtoon. Surely these players know that, when qpr go down, they’ll find it very hard to find a new club. Everyone will know that they are mercenary and any half decent manager wouldn’t touch a player like that. They’re potentially ending their top flight careers in england, for one big 6 month pay deal. Madness!

  • 329 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Belfast 1 £100k is it?????

    Ridiculous…

  • 330 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Why do people in twitter call each other tweeps? Can they not just accept they’re twits?

  • 331 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    @ibiza you know you wanna

  • 332 dubzy // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    DEALS OF THE DAY……

    David Beckham £.free

    jack butland £3.5MIL

    Bafetimbi Gomis £7mil

    Alvaro Negredo £10mil

    Younès Belhanda £15mil

    Willian £30mil

  • 333 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    PPB….This reverse psychology wont work on me….I’m too strong.

    I’ll be back in an hour with your table.

  • 334 Spreadthetoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Dubzy
    younes belhanda
    £15 eh? Doubt that….more like €8.5m…surely

  • 335 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Heard sky say ashley will be arriving by helicopter later. Strange if we’re not doing anything. Would be funny if Danny Graham went to Boro too. Lol

  • 336 toonfield // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    What happened to Kevin mbabu overnight?
    I know it’s “dread line” day but come on, no need to put him in disguise,
    The many faces of Kevin mbabu

  • 337 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    markaccus

    Always a manager willing to go for a mercenary if QPR go down. Managers don’t often care what motivates a player as long as they are motivated

    PPB

    http://wearstheevidence.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/a-short-study-on-footy-manager-win-percentages/

    a year out of date but thats the win %

  • 338 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Dubzy – I’ll have whatever you are drinking mate! :-)

    Mbabu deal is done. What was the confusion overnight?

  • 339 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Any truth in the rumours of graham to boro?

    Also reports belhanda is available for £10mil….montpellier want shot of him. President said him and mbiwa showed a lack of respect.

  • 340 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    The sky website crashes on my phone, so does anyone else know a site I can use to watch transfers. Bbc is ok but mixes it with other sport headlines.

  • 341 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Just seen Ibizatoon on the skypad say that it’s “going to be a exciting day in the North East!!”

    I trust this man, let me tell you…

  • 342 toonfield // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Haven’t seen any other reports but radio Newcastle say graham on his way to boro

  • 343 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    TS – Yanga and Belhanda are very good friends.

    Room mates on away fixtures and tours. The groundwork has been done – I feel a bid from us and he will be ours.

    But will we bid…?? That’s the question…

  • 344 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Toonfield – they’ve had a price agreed mate. Graham is IN the north east at a hotel – and it seems Boro have the upper hand in this deal at the minute…

  • 345 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    DEADLINE DAY!!!!!
    Let the fun begin, hello PEA, hello bellhanda, bye xisco, bye simmo enjoy brentford ;)

  • 346 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    torq

    How good is he? I have just seen highlights.

    From what I have seen he is more of an adel taraabt than a ben arfa.

    Never trust a highlight though to give a full picture.

  • 347 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    TADS – I bought a Do-it-yourself ‘bling kit’ for my boots should we sign PEA ! :-)

    And sage and myself have agreed to decorate our houses in honour of MA and Sports direct should we bring in PEA and Belhanda ! :-)

  • 348 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    torq

    on sky sports site now that boro have agreed a fee

    I’d like to see that come off

  • 349 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Torq…Let me tell you that man either knows lots or nothing at all. He may not even be a man….such an enigma.

    Stay with us for updates on transfers and possibly breaking news about genders.

  • 350 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    torq

    I have all the blue, red and white paint I need waiting on the B&Q webiste ready to click confirm should those deals go through.

  • 351 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Sage – He is very good. Typical dramatic French flair player – but his quality is never in doubt.

    Has the skill set of HBA but has fantastic strength on the ball, sublime passing ability and an eye for goal.

    Taraabt dips in and out of games at times and plays quite far forward – belhanda likes to drop deep and pick up the ball a la HBA.

  • 352 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Seems this guy never set the world alight after we failed to sign him
    “Modibo Maiga’s move back to France looks more problematic after the Hammers told Bordeaux they would not contribute to the Malian attacker’s salary should he join them on loan, prompting Les Girondins to pull out of the deal.”

  • 353 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    £5mil for graham is not a lot of money in reality.

    5under1and did themselves no favours at all by consistently booing and abusing Danny Graham on Tuesday night!

    Stupid move by the Makems!

  • 354 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    torq

    Thanks. Sounds top player, I dont rate taraabt myself, don’t think he does anywhere near enough in a game and what eh does isn’t sublime quality.

    Glad he is more like our HBA….who reminds me of zidane the way he goes past people….totally different to messi, ben arfa isn’t anywhere near as good but looks much more graceful.

  • 355 toonfield // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Strange old day yesterday…
    Everybody, including me, defending this site in the morning,
    Hatem looking for problems that we thought weren’t there,
    Then all of a sudden, just to prove us all wrong,
    Up pops alf with his comments,
    Wonder what this blog has in store today?

  • 356 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    torq

    do you expect anything better by the mackems…..they can’t help it…on average their brain is 48% smaller than the average raccoon.

    markaccus

    he has played well when on and got 4 goals in limited games….just not fitting in there.

  • 357 Raffo // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Not doubting you TORQ, but how is it you know so much mate?

    I would dearly love to see a ST come in, either of those mentioned but I dont know much about either. TBH I would take Crouchy to have another body up top who isnt strolla!

    I think Simmo is away and Id love to see a fee for Xisco and Ranger. Either way I am over the moon with what they have managed to do and for the prices, but is it being greedy to want more!? I dont care though!!! COME IN #12!!!!

  • 358 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Toonfield – I thought that myself,

    There we all were in the morning saying how well the blog is treated and self ‘policed’ and then Alf pays a visit!!

    First class clown, that lad!

  • 359 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    @tsunami interesting read even with old Stats. proves pardew is right about average along with moyes and such (better managers?) and outside of the elite which is to be expected this career is hardly the failure that his detractors make out

  • 360 Toon-Prodigy // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Morning lads,

    Not the usual exciting transfer deadline day? Seeing we have 6 in with mbabu.

    Praying for a centre forward through the door even if its on loan..

    Cmon Ashley, give us one more :)

  • 361 Raffo // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    SAGE – I agree mate, makes me cringe when the MOTD boys sit bigging the lad up so much. He just isnt that good IMHO.

  • 362 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Ok everyone I have been completely wrong about the Colo thIng and I apologise profusely. As I type he is off to training today so no move it seems.

    Feel free to hurl abuse at my ITK folly.

  • 363 Toon73 // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Alf is being sold to the mackems for an undisclosed fee

  • 364 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Raffo – I work as a Cardiologist for professional football clubs in France, Germany and England predominantly.

    Fortunate to have first hand contact with clubs and players, and as I’m not affiliated with any one particular club – I am able to share on here information I come across.

    I’ve worked with Montpeillier several times during my career. As I say, nothing is ever guaranteed mate. I just post what I hear and feel is accurate.

  • 365 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Tsunki – to be honest mate, you never promised anything. Just some possible news. No apology necessary.

  • 366 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    tsunki

    Nobody minds people passing on stuff they believe to be genuine. Well some do but ignore them haha

  • 367 toonfield // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Has xisco definitely gone?

  • 368 Spreadthetoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Tsunki
    Your not got a tent pitched outside Colo’s house have you! That’s just taking ITK to a new level!!! hahahahaha

  • 369 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    @toonn73 hats where he came from. token him on trial. he failed

  • 370 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    everton in for negredo … think we shouldve tried though just outside our age bracket at 27

  • 371 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Torq
    Oh they do a DIY kit? Thats a relief i was going to nick my wifes bejazzle kit ;)
    Im set for the day i figure nothings going to happen til afternoon so i stocked the fridge with beers last night and ive just told my boss ive got to go at 12 today as the wife isnt felling too canny and ive got to pick my lad up from nusery!

  • 372 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    TADS – Good move mate! Employers can’t do a thing when you say it’s a ‘childcare’ related issue!! Haha

  • 373 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Tsunki
    You ITK tosser ;)
    No need to apologise mate its all part of the fun of the window

  • 374 toonfield // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Negredo is a cracking player, Everton seem to be ready to throw cash around, strange… They’re normally skintight,
    Maybe they’re going to cash in on the big fella

  • 375 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Morning all,

    We have to buy another striker, don’t we?

    DG for 5M would do me.
    Any more exciting forwards a real bonus.

  • 376 yo-yo // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Alf has been transfer listed by Ed.
    If you check you’ll see his racist comments have been deleted.
    Hopefully one less troll under the High Level

    Paul Scharner to Wigan (BBC) so K9 can at last change his alleged allegiance

  • 377 last minute window lies // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Morning gentlemen !!, any striker leads for today ?

  • 378 last minute window lies // Jan 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Danny Graham’s agent rules out move to Boro




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