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Newcastle Still Short Of A Top Striker

2:13 pm, Thursday, January 31st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 278 Comments

For the first time in a long time, Newcastle now have four experienced center-backs at the club in Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and new boy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – but the same cannot be said of our strikers – and we still have only three experienced strikers in the squad.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – top center-back signed this month

Demba Ba left on January 4th, but Newcastle signed the impressive Yoan Gouffran last week, and if we go by his performance at Villa Park on Tuesday night, he will combine much better with Papiss Cisse than Demba Ba did, although it’s unlikely Yoan will be as prolific as the Senegal striker was in scoring goals.

It was also apparent that Newcastle were much more fluent on Tuesday night than they have been of late – at least in the first half – and gone were the high long balls into the box, and Newcastle were passing the ball on the ground well, and quite honestly we looked a class side in the first 45 minutes with new boy Moussa Sissoko simply outstanding and dominant in central midfield.

We were almost convinced last Monday that Newcastle were going after another top striker this month – with Newcastle being linked with Sporting Lisbon’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Wilfried Bony of Vitesse, St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and even Pavel Pogrebnyak of Reading – but that turned out to be false reporting – which is common in any transfer window.

None of those strikers will arrive today – and so we are still short of an experienced striker – since most top clubs in the Premier League have four experienced strikers as well as four top center-backs.

It could well be that Newcastle will pursue one of the first three this summer, and may even have laid the groundwork to getting one of them through the door this summer, when we could also see the impressive Ajax captain Siem de Jong join Newcastle this summer.

We hope we can get two or three more top players through the door this summer, and if we can keep the best players we already have we’ll have one of our strongest squads for many years come August.

Here’s hoping. :D

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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278 responses so far ↓

  • 1 robcstar // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ass2VodOBho

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Rumour about PEA coming out.

    Don’t want to get people’s hopes up so can’t say for definite but heard talks have stepped up between us and st. ettienne.

    Any news torq?

  • 3 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Dont rule out Sissoko starting up front in a few games…..

  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    ye never na
    Ash could be in toon to pull of a major coup
    that no-one has got the wind of

  • 5 Sazzer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Top winger! If we play 4-3-3.

  • 6 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Cisse, Gouffran and Shola when we play 1 up top isnt too short tbf should see us through to safety and outside shot of a top half finish with some luck

    Doubt we will get anyone else in this window in all honesty though rumours will fly around

  • 7 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    good job, I was trying to find one without too many racist insults :)

  • 8 Kyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    You haven’t heard nowt, sage.

    St. Etienne are not accepting offers for him until the summer.

  • 9 Rowan Milsted // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Hmm I shouldn’t complain but we really do need another striker… a left sided attacker/winger would be ideal, we have one in Marveaux but we are short of good wingers and could do with the addition. I expect Gouffran and Marveaux will flank Cisse with HBA (when he’s fit) just behind, which sounds great to me but all it takes is an injury or two… Is Ryan Taylor out all season?

  • 10 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    You can never have enough.

    We have 3.
    One unproven in a new league, new country … etc
    One is Shola …

    I think this is crazy and a massive gamble.

  • 11 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    @ibiza “so who has he signed for Ollie?”
    “SPURS!”
    “thanks Ollie”

  • 12 Korzic // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Mehdi Abeid to ST Johnstone on loan

  • 13 Sazzer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    http://images.scribblelive.com/2013/1/31/f5101d14-1407-4bc1-b8cd-5b5348497e26.jpg

  • 14 Korzic // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    https://twitter.com/reelM_abeid/status/296979375360966657

  • 15 archaeomag // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    ED: You forget – we have Nile Ranger .
    He’s a hot shot with a gun, or something like that . .

  • 16 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    PPB…”How much for Ollie?”
    “Lots”
    “For how long?”
    “When it expires”
    “Thanks Ollie”

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Ed…you read my mind ;) lol

  • 18 robcstar // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    The ‘im at the wrong airport’ would be best for SSN

  • 19 croftus5678 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    i can only think of packing the midfield with goal scorers i.e. cabaye/marv/arfa and then hope for the best if any of them are injured.

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    kyo

    Fell free to ignore me then.

    But if you had listened to updates from the club themselves then they have said in the past 2 days offers may be considered if the right fee.

    Their stance has changed.

  • 21 Rowan Milsted // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    transfer sage

    As you say, just a rumour… but I hope it’s true. I reckon he would be an excellent signing for us.

  • 22 archaeomag // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    @Sage
    “Rumour about PEA coming out.”

    Careful there . . he’s a big fella

  • 23 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Everyone get TS!!! Pitchforks at the read….easy….easy….go get him!

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    It’s always a gamble playing the waiting game (last season when you a flying high you are more excused, but when you are down in the gutter it’s difficult to defend)

    …at least for me!

  • 25 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    “So Ollie, what can you tell us about PEA?”
    “Pee?”
    “Yes, PEA”
    “It’s coming out”
    “Thanks Ollie”
    “It burns”
    “That’s enough Ollie”

  • 26 boater // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Don’t see how we could incorporate another central striker – unless we are prepared to play 4-4-2- have the Cisse on the wing hysteria – or they warm the bench. Even with Cisse available, I still think we lack the goals to do anything other than scrape a few narrow victories – and Gouffran wasn’t signed to warm the bench at 26.

  • 27 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    You can see it burning his skin …. he must feel violated and dirty poor Danny

  • 28 FloridaToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    @TS

    Could the mirror actually be right?

  • 29 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I like this idea of loaning players to SPL sides, its slightly above championship level and its easy to get plenty of games. I think we should set something up with st. mirren as they’ve had decent success with dummet and newton. Much better then throwing them head first into a relegation scrap

  • 30 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    DONE DEAL: Crewe have extended midfielder Bradden Inman’s loan from Newcastle until the end of the season.

  • 31 robcstar // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    @Ibiza HAHA

  • 32 Bambams // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Ash flies into the training ground in his helicopter to say hello, he could have text them, sent them a card but no he flies in….I am not ITK but i have a feeling something is afoot (and i don’t mean 12″)….

    TS has merely suggested PEA, nobody is going to have a pop at him…. Feel the love on the blog, it could get better !

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    boater…there is something called rotation and there are forwards that can play wide in a modern continental style of play (it doesn’t have to be ugly and it doesn’t have to be 4-4-2 ;)) lol

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    boater

    you need a good squad and options on the bench…we have that in midfield but we still dont upfront.

    With cabaye and sissoko we can afford to play 442 as them two in the middle will control a game and cisse and gouff (or a new boy) would be a good option.

  • 35 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Ooooo a blog witch hunt against Sage? Count me in I’ve got the rope right here, just need a good lynching spot :)

  • 36 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Ibiza
    Family guy reference? Haha decent

    So Abieds off on loan maybe he’ll learn how to pass? Time will tell

  • 37 psutty80 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    I doubt that there will be anyone, it’s too quiet. Surely it’s too late.
    I hope I’m wrong though!

  • 38 Kyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    TS

    show me where St. Etienne have said anything about Aubameyang recently.

  • 39 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    rob… :)

    Rainrix…There’s been a serious lacking of lynching lately. If we have to sacrifice TS then so be it.

  • 40 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Yo….I’m serious, having an Ollie on SS would be great stuff.

    Kyo…Rainrix and I will hold him down, do you want to be the one to administer the pain? It’s completely up to you how you hurt him. Tempted?

  • 41 geordie157 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Where’s kets? I’m worried he’s depressed that we missed out on Scharner.

  • 42 Scottiedog // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    IMHO I would love to see Adam Cambell get some game time!!

  • 43 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Ibiza
    In all seriousness he wouldn’t be out of place

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    kyo

    Well for a start torq mentioned it, and I respect what he says, he is spot on with pretty much everything he has said.

    here is a link

    club statement suggested that Newcastle were not the only side hunting Aubameyang’s signature.

    It read: “Following the rumours that have appeared in the media linking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a move to Newcastle, AS Saint-Etienne wish to make clear that the player, his agent and the club have collectively agreed to refuse all offers made thus far.

    Key words at the end…thus far….not ruling it out.

  • 45 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    @Rainrix

    Sure i read somewhere that we are going to be loaning out players to St Mirren on a regular basis

    But yeah in all honesty the SPL teams play it on the deck more than the Championship from the games I have watched which suits us as those are the type of players we want to produce surely

    Would love to see Abeid have to play on a cold night up in Perth, Aberdeen or Ross County ha ha

    He might just get the next available flight back to Algeria!!

  • 46 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Ibiza… Must be all this darn optimism going around. If we lynch sage to the angel of the north and then have a sign below saying “newcastle welcomes careful drivers and southerners” i think we could kill seven birds with 3 stones ;)

  • 47 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    I think this not signing a striker malarki could be a blessing in disguise as it would prevent pards from reverting back to that woeful 4-4-2 jank we were watching at the start of the season. If we get another ‘big’ striker in, how do you guys expect to play him exactly? I’m not too worried, if cisse gets injured, we have goofy, or would even like to see ben arfa given a shot up top! Never know…Pards might have a lightbulb moment and pull out a 4-6-0!

  • 48 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    geordie157
    Scharner signing for Wigan and Abied leaving on loan? Kets is in a dark place right now

  • 49 Sazzer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    caldem ?@Caldemmm

    St. Ettiene’s exciting winger Patrick Aubameyang in move to Chelsea in a deal worth £17.7 million #CFC.

  • 50 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    ssn must be gutted doesnt look like any major pl transfers celtic reject norwich 4th offer and they re still flogging to death the mario milan move

  • 51 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Kyo

    forgot to add the link….its off sky sports with a statement from st etienne

    Ibiza

    You have to catch me first….I’ve already fired up the hot air balloon

  • 52 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Phew! Looks like I got away with that one. Teflon.

  • 53 ronjohno // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Have you any good news Torq???

  • 54 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Santon… If thats true then good news, we need a decent club to feed youngsters to instead of dropping them straight in the mire like this season. Its also better than say loaning inman to crewe much better quality like you say.

  • 55 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Ritual sacrifice for a change of luck and fortune.

    A couple of volunteers to hang from the crossbars at SJP for a good old bit of pagan blood letting.

    It’s in a good cause, lots of virgins for you heaven …

  • 56 beefman13 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Jesper, i would have loved a top central striker to come in,to replace BA, sick of looking at shola, yea i kno hes a good lad but he isn’t a top striker by a million miles, AP loves him though, he is a 5 goal a season man at most, hes has more than enough time here, roll him out for the mackem game with half an hour left, otherwise give someone else a chance.

  • 57 Tsunki // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Was that JfA earlier? The Mighty One has returned?

    (all bow….)

  • 58 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Ritual sacrifice for a change of luck and fortune.

    A couple of volunteers to hang from the crossbars at SJP for a good old bit of pagan blood letting.

    It’s in a good cause, lots of virgins for you when you get to heaven … honest …

  • 59 monasnyr99 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Theres no Striker/LW coming in, do you not think if there was any sign, the media would be all over it (there desperate for any news on Sky Sports). Every local rag, lambias and Ashley have confirmed no mre business. Its great that TS and Torq keep our hopes up, but its not happening…sit back and enjoy the other clubs panic

  • 60 dubzy // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Boring transfer window so far….Newcastles deals r done im off till later

  • 61 Sazzer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    He seems to making stuff up so don’t read to much into it.

  • 62 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    that’s spooky … glitch in the matrix on ed’s server

  • 63 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    flight from Paris arrives Newcastle 1615
    flight from Amsterdam arrives Newcastle 1640

    Get someone to check them out

  • 64 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Tsunki…Once we have tasted the blood of TS you’ll be next. You know how it goes once you get the ball rolling.

    TS…Well we’re using Ashleys helicopter and are coming for ya.

    Rainrix…Have you got your packed lunch ready as I’m not sharing mine?

  • 65 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Kyo
    Didnt you try posting a bit of the ITK stuff?
    Sage n torq have been spot on so far this window, as they have said its only rumour, the clubs hardly going to make a public statement saying oh go on the you can have him!

    Ibiza
    Whats happening ollie
    FAT MANS IN A CHOPPER
    Any more info ollie
    ITS GREEN
    Thanks ollieh

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Ollie theres some movement behind you whats happening?
    ITS ALF
    Alf i thought they got rid of him ollie
    I SHOT HIM
    Why’d you do that ollie?
    B1TCH BE RACIST
    thanks ollie

  • 67 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Tads..

    “Can you tell us where it’s heading?”
    “Up”
    “Thanks again Ollie”

  • 68 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    “As soon as I heard about the interest from Sunderland I didn’t even have to consider any of the other options that were on the table.”

    Telling porkies there Danny…

    Tads @66…Brilliant.

  • 69 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    ibiza… Yup i got some McNuggets earlier :)

    Just waiting for someone to tell us off now about joking about ritual sacrifice and the parties complete :|

  • 70 croftus5678 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    the perfect team while arfa is out

    ————————-krull————————-
    ———–saylor—–mbiwa——collo———–
    -debuchy———————————-santon
    ———-sissoko—cabaye—marvaux———
    —————-cisse——-gouffran————–

    perfection in my eyes.

  • 71 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Kets
    After missing on scharner again and abied going on loan surely were doomed to relegation, and maybe even death?

  • 72 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    ibiza

    I think he was miss quoted….it wasn’t he didn’t have to think about it….it was he couldn’t think about it

    Not sure why he went to be 2nd choice and sunderland instead of staying at swansea and playing in a cup final.

  • 73 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Hatem…Virgin you say, more of a wonga man myself…

    Rainrix….Surely no one would tell us off for a “joke”? Wink wink…nudge nudge..

  • 74 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    TS….I don’t get how you could pick Sunderland over Swansea even without a cup final. Madness.

  • 75 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Transfer Sage just making stuff up again. Ignore it, I’ll personally donate £100 to the SBR Foundation if we sign PEA. That’s how sure I am he isn’t coming.

  • 76 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    we ll have no more talk of ritual sacrifice its disgusting killing animals with a knife … much better with electrodes and bolt gun. :)

  • 77 Sazzer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    They never said no more deals in, but most likely it will be no one in.

  • 78 GeordieToon89 // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    We wont be signing anyone else today… we’ll be going with this squad until the summer

  • 79 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    twatter

    I’m not making anything up…nor am I saying he is a definite signing.

    I was merely stating what I have heard, a rumour, nothing more.

  • 80 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Ibiza… Joking? Of course we’re joking i mean its not like we lynched him earlier and now one of us is manning sages account to make it look like he’s alive and well now is it? ;)

  • 81 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Naptoon…I too am completely against killing animals, hence why we’ve nominated transfer sage. Surely no one objects to that?

    Twatter….I really don’t think it’s an attention seeking plot, he’s not saying he is coming, but that he has heard there is some movement, which he very well may have heard.

    I don’t think anyone is getting carried away that PEA will be arriving at SJP today.

    TS…Do you know what number shirt he’s getting? :)

  • 82 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Love how SSN and David Craig made it sound as if we actually tabled a bid for Graham and he’d choose Sunderland over us. That little smidgeon will fuel the SMBs for another few years, almost as long as these fake ITKs do on the comments section of this blog.

  • 83 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    ibiza
    only with electrodes and bolt gun

  • 84 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Rainrix…Absolutely, I mean, that would be crazy. Who would do that? Certainly not me. ;)

  • 85 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Twatter
    Is torq making stuff up aswell because the 2 of them are 100% this window and torq has also said theres been alot of movement in the last 36 hours
    Niether have said its nailed on but if they start hearing about more intrest i’d get ya cheque book out ;)

  • 86 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Naptoon….Oh alright you crazy son of a …., jump in the helicopter with your electrodes and bolt gun and let’s get this show on the…errrr…in the air!

  • 87 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Alright TS, maybe I am being a little harsh here and I enjoy most of your comments on this blog but you know what some of us are like on here, would rather people commented realistically on this blog instead of taking one thing you say and running with it for hours on end, that’s all. I’m aware that’s probably just wishful thinking but I’m sure you understand what I’m on about.

  • 88 SuperShearer // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Convinced we’re done now. Best transfer window I can remember. Cracking signings and the first half against Villa we played some cracking, on the deck football. Well done Mike and AP. You’re proving us wrong, now make sure we climb the table.

  • 89 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Anyone else find it odd Torq has disappeared. Yeah? Me and rainrix thought it bizarre as well.

    *Whistles and looks around the room*

  • 90 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    tads

    It’s ok, you can’t reason with some people on here. I think me and torq just report what we hear and what we believe to have some truth in it. I’m sure we all hear rumours from time to time about anything be it football, other sports, places of work etc etc.

    I don’t need to justify myself, I am here to chat about newcastle and if I hear bits I think people find interesting I just tell it.

  • 91 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Relax people its deadline day lets not turn on each other

    Sage might be right (I have softened towards him) be says his stuff but faces it head on if wrong and states clearly its a rumour nothing more

    Peace and love people

  • 92 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    twatter

    I know what you mean, it’s just things I have heard. Not saying it is nailed on and that he will arrive for sure, far from it.

    Just that it’s not a dead deal. I think we working on him but if the price remains high we will probably leave it until the summer when we have more time and options.

  • 93 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Yo….What are you on about? Peace and love? P*ss off you hippy :)

    As always, this has been Ibizatoon from his fence.

  • 94 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Ibiza
    Torqs currently sticking a chloroform smelling rag in PEA’s face he then plans to conduct a full medical and drop him off in a nice basket outside Benton training ground with a signed contract (12 year one)

  • 95 Spreadthetoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    TS
    You always qualify your statements so people can only take it for the face value that’s stated. Its not like your making a statement as a matter of a fact. Don’t worry bud, always enjoy ur posts.

  • 96 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    wwycd

    Thanks pal.

    I hear a lot but until everything is done and dusted and signed then nothing is certain…even sky sports were fooled by the whole remy thing. Just like they were by berbatov…he had a flight booked for italy but missed it to go to fulham.

    Things change very fast which is why I think its important to stress its just a rumour until confirmed.

  • 97 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Ibiza… Yup very bizarre Tsunki’s disappeared as well strangely, must be a wizard or something making it happen

    *whistles*

  • 98 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Yo…I thought he’d run out of chloroform since last weeks burst of new players?

  • 99 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Ibiza
    Whats so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

  • 100 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I doubt either of them even if legitimately “ITK” would always be 100% correct about our transfer dealings. Seem to remember a little lad by the name of proudtobeageordie claiming Remy was to have a medical on the Monday of the week he went to QPR. Before such time everyone saw his word as the gospel truth.

    Don’t have anything against Torq or TS as posters but unless they had something concrete to put their neck on the line for over PEA when his parent club has denied any chances of a transfer then I can safely assume just as well as anyone that its nothing more than speculative B.S.

    Over and out.

  • 101 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    boring …. zzzz … oh wait whats this odemwingies arrived at west brom training ground …. zzzz … back to sleep.
    jim whites going to struggle to make this interesting hope the skirt with him wears a low cut top to make things interesting … not that im (much of) a perv.

  • 102 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    We’re not signing anyone else imo. I think we have enough upfront to get us to the end of the season. Papiss will bang them in now as long as he stays fit. If he doesnt then we have Goofy to play up top.

  • 103 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Yo…Did I say it was funny? I’ve spent the whole day trying to get some excitement going, perhaps a lynching that we could all enjoy and then you come along with your long hair and guitar in hand singing songs about peace and love and honestly I don’t appreciate it.

    What will I have to show for my days work? I certainly can’t show the blood of TS, Torq and Tsunki on my hands…that equals prison time.

  • 104 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Sage
    No worries mate…though am still not keen on ur ITK banter I respect ur other views haha and I dont mind a rumour every so often ;)

    Ibiza
    I dont think chloroform would work on Sissoko and Mbwia tbh

  • 105 JP...from The Rock // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Stoke sign Jack Butland.

  • 106 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Anyone have a link for Sky sports news streams? Ibiza you gave me one a few days ago but I can’t remember it lol

  • 107 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Twatter… Compared to past ITKs such as proud and toonruz, Torq and Sage are actually reliable, plus they don’t get incredibly riled up when you call them out such as you are doing, so you really dont need to pay attention if you dont care for their rumours.

  • 108 JP...from The Rock // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/68515/1/watch-skysportsnews.html

  • 109 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Ibiza
    Hahahahaha sorry mate

    Is it ironic that I am promoting peace and love whilst spending my day watching UFC? Hmmm

  • 110 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Ben….

    http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/68515/1/watch-skysportsnews.html

    To the people of the blog….Was Yo’s comment at 104 racist? I’d appreciate everyones opinion before I respond.

  • 111 AmericanGeordie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    All Toon fans want to have the biggest club possible, and therefore of course we would welcome in any high quality striker. BUt, I don’t think our need there is as great as Ed and some other posters portray.

    I think (and hope) that AP is intent on playing a 4-3-3 (or some variation like a 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1), all of which feature a single traditional center forward. Our other goals (outside of our #9, Cisse) should come from attacking midfielders (like Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Cabaye, Marveaux, etc.) playing either in behind the striker as a classic #10, or out on the wing.

  • 112 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I actually think Proud was only guilty at getting a little excited and over confident. I think he genuinely thought he was signing. He was posting for a while before the Remy saga, wouldn’t be too harsh on him for it…even the club seemed to think it was a done deal.

  • 113 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Woah woah woah whats racist in what I said?

  • 114 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Cheers Ibiza and JP.

    Ibiza – if calling someone a beast or a neggar is seen as racist, I’m sure you could claim that was racist lol.

  • 115 northernirishtoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    If anyone has the skysports app for the ipad, sky sports news is showing for free on it. Couldn’t beat it.

    Can’t really see us signing anyone. Always love a glimmer of hope given to us though by the likes of torq and sage.

    Keep the rumours coming lads

  • 116 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Yo….Just a little joke from yesterday mate. Fear not, I know it’s only children that you dislike.

  • 117 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Nothing racist about that, they’re just big burly players. Innocent jokes like that don’t deserve to be dissected, leave it out man. Had we signed Zigic or Hangeland I’m sure you could have said exactly the same thing.

  • 118 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Ibiza… Can we lynch him for it? If so then yes RACIST :)

    About proud maybe that was a little unfair, although i found it a little strange he didn’t really mention any of the recent ones.

    Now Toonruz on the other hand… :)

  • 119 naptoon // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    104
    yes he mentioned someone of non white skin colour as being of a slightly robust nature thats racism since yesterday when one of the hatems rewrote the meaning.

  • 120 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Oh! You got me.

  • 121 nufc786 // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-s-mehdi-abeid-set-for-loan-spell-at-st-johnstone-1-5371656

  • 122 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Ibiza
    Oh right u had me concerned there

    Butland to Stoke? What about their current keeper thought he was so good Man Utd we after him? Butland isnt getting first team football there unless hes on his bike come summer which he said his future is at Stoke this morning didnt he?

  • 123 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Twatter – it was a joke lol, making fun of people who were overreacting yesterday about people using the words ‘beast’ and ‘neggar’ which are apparently racist.

  • 124 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    You have to laugh.
    DL says: There will be no more incomings or outgoings.

    Twitter, blogs and forum continue to “ITK” stuff like nothing has happened.

  • 125 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Rainrix…Good call, always assess the opportunity to lynch before clearing someones name…rookie mistake from me, my apologies.

    Ben…No worries mate.

    Twatter….Take 99% of what I say as a wind up. It’s not meant badly, just trying to keep things moving along :)

  • 126 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Yo…It’s possible the stoke keeper is off in the summer. Butland to be loaned back to Birmingham and become number 1 for stoke in the summer?

  • 127 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I was harsh on proud maybe unfairly but the only comments I saw from him were purely ITK crap and I reckon I have set my stall out openly with my status on that subject

    I gave fair warning that if he was wrong Id be coming out swinging so I feel no guilt

    Fair play to him for hanging around though got no issue with facing up to ur wrongs

  • 128 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Ibiza
    Possibly but, imo, hes a bit of a flash in the pan and come summer his star will of fallen a fair bit

  • 129 nufc786 // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/conor-newton-reveals-semi-final-against-1561087

    ppl were saying he played realy well absolutly bossed celtcis midfield first senior game of football to

  • 130 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Yeah, fair play Ibiza.

    On the topic of proud, I said from the beginning I knew he was making stuff up — no-one listened, and then about 3 or 4 days later everyone was finally slagging him off. When was the last time he was on here? Seems a bit of an odd coincidence that as soon as we sign players he never had any knowledge of he dissapears, no?

    Haha ;)

  • 131 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Yo
    There saying to go back on loan to brum with begovic expected to go manure in the summer

  • 132 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Haha, talk about contrasts at SSN.

    “Balotelli signs on at San Sire.”

    “Danny Graham signs for SAFC.”

  • 133 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    San Siro*

  • 134 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Yo….Where better place to end up than stoke then? :) I haven’t really seen him play, so have no opinion on the guy, nor does it seem I have to anymore.

    On Proud, don’t get me wrong, I was as p*ss*d as everyone else, I was stuck with Remy for 6 months on Fifa!

  • 135 kevymartins // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    @ibiza keep your self moving on or you will be pitchforked in the eye lol only joking man

    I have a we feeling there will be a striker brought in and tbf I don’t really care who it is (if so) we have don’t very well now its time to quit wile were ahead

  • 136 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Begovic to Man Utd in the summer? Hahaha they just dropped how much on De Gea (who is a great keeper) and they have that Lindegaard still dont they?

  • 137 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    The statement from DL coming up on SSN next for those who haven’t seen it. (I haven’t)

  • 138 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Interesting, thought Conor Newton was one of the ones they weren’t too hopeful on. Maybe a successful loan spell could help his chances at getting into the first team squad more often. At 21, you’d be expecting the lad to push on though — and in my opinion it’s hardly stiff competition in the SPL, even up against Celtic.

  • 139 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Twatter…He has actually popped in a few times since then. I imagine he’s keeping as low of a profile as possible as he’s like a magnet for abuse these days.

    I think he probably did have some good info, but as I said, got carried away with it. The safest bet is to pass on info, but never state fact – it’s the ITK kiss of death.

  • 140 toonLYF // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    to be honest, having 3 strikers in the squad just means we’ll see less of the 4-4-2 formation, which is fine by me!

  • 141 kevymartins // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    don’t * done ..was in the middle of bashing some hokers face in with a baseball bat …gta iv

  • 142 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Ibiza
    Ive seen him a few times looks a good prospect and I like his attitude just seems a shame he’ll be lost to Stoke much like Shawcross ah well

  • 143 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Dannyo
    I’d imagine its some sort of orcish tongue that human ears cant understand so dont get exctied

  • 144 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Kevy…Are you taking the p*ss as I only have one eye? :)

    I have no feeling as to whether we’ll still do anything this window and tbh, it’s the first window in a long time that I don’t really mind. I am really happy with what we’ve done, this season did shake my views on the club and what it’s trying to achieve but fair play, they have restored my faith that we’re going in the right direction at least.

  • 145 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Llambias on SSN saying no more transfers. Have to say I didn’t imagine his voice sounding like that lol

  • 146 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Has twitter collapsed under the transfer deadline pressure?

  • 147 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Ibiza, as far as I’m concerned the only ITK is cwarr07! ;)

    He sets the standard for all ITKS around the world that lad, always has his finger on the pulse… whatever that pulse may be. Whether it’s beating or not…the pulse of a dead donkey.

  • 148 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    dannyo

    Pardew said he hoped for 1 or 2 players only.

    Was I wrong to suggest that we would push for 3/4 players?

    Llambias is very secretive as is ashley, they dont openly discuss targets or amount of targets

  • 149 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Is twatter broke ?? doesn’t let me sign in. Maybe i’m barred. lol

  • 150 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Twatter…. To be fair SPL is about the equivalent of championship, and lets be honest no team higher than that level is going to take another teams academy player on loan. Honestly i feel its the best place to develop them. Its certainly better than say inman being at crewe.

  • 151 nufc786 // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-01-31/pardew-says-newcastle-business-done/?

  • 152 Wandering Geordie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    All this talk of lynching.The pondlife will get the rope out when Graham scores a own goal or misses an open goal against us..You can see the grimace Graham has on his dish as he dons that filthy top on …

  • 153 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    I’d say the top 3 in SPL would be able to compete in the Championship. As for the others? Questionable, very questionable.

    Put the teams towards the bottom of the SPL table up against mid-table Championship teams. I don’t think there’d even be a contest, in my humble opinion.

  • 154 Transfer Sage // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    dannyo

    I will say it is unlikely though….but not 100% ruled out.

  • 155 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    No wwycd we’ve both been barred.

  • 156 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Belfast
    Haha is this whats it was like before twitter? Its like the bleeding dark ages!!!

  • 157 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Twatter…Good old Cwarr :)

    Belfast….Shame it’s not this website you’re struggling to log in to…twitter is the best place for ya.

  • 158 cbell // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Twatter
    Didn’t Celtic recently beat Barcelona? Lol..

  • 159 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I was taking my phone apart & stuff thinking it was my phone Haha

    Switched to the laptop & it’s still f**** me about.

  • 160 Carryingcoals // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    With Newcastle missing out on Scharner and with Abeid seemingly being loaned out, hopefully wor Mike and his chopper can get Falcao through the door to ease our striking woes…

    30 million about right? maybe include shola in exchange to broker the deal…

    kets is probably negotiating it as we speak.

  • 161 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Belfast
    I think its over capacity and its got t*ts up for now

    I think Jim White is to blame its his day after all and doesn’t want twitter stealing his thunder

  • 162 Beattie25 // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    We’ve done a lot this window, but we haven’t done enough.

    Isn’t that typical. It goes to show that our owner seems to have the best interests of the club in his mind but he is void of an footballing knowledge.

    We are scarily short at LW/CF for me.

    But if we stay up then theses signings will be sensational for us in the future.

  • 163 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    @Transfer
    I expect loan deals to happen, outgoing that is.
    And maybe they’ve finished the Mbiba deal for all I know. I hope so.

    And AP said there were 3-4 deals that were warming up, Lowe said more than 3 players.
    The 1-2 players comment came just before the Reading game.

    With all due respect Transfer, how was it you that said 3-4?

  • 164 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Belfast and Yo…It’s working again now…as you were boys, as you were.

  • 165 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    …Well lads, ad least it will be a quite day on here tonight after all ;) lol

  • 166 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    @Belfast
    Can’t do shit on twitter, not on my phone or laptop.

  • 167 Twatter // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    They did, cbell, and I take nothing away from that, but teams from the Championship have beaten Manchester United and Manchester City before. I’m talking about consistent competition in a league, something quite different to the occasional match. I don’t think Celtic’s squad would facilitate anything more than a relegation battle in the Premiership. You’ve got to bear in mind also the fact that they coast most games in the SPL, thus allowing them more energy in the CL.

    While Barca are undoubtably a massive team with world-class players, I don’t think there would’ve been the same outcome to that match had Celtic come into the fixture on the back of a gruelling few weeks in the Premier League. They’d all be out of breath.

  • 168 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Carryingcoals
    We don’t need Falcao we have Campbell and Ranger deserves another chance….

    GET OFF THE KEYBOARD KETS! BACK IN YOUR CAGE! Sorry about that lads he broke the damned lock wont happen again

  • 169 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    @WWYCD
    Haha, I’ve heard him speak, just not that interview, but I see were u’re coming from :P

  • 170 toonLYF // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Twitter is dead? This is the greatest day in history.

  • 171 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    …any good tv-series anyone could recommend?

    …might aas well just relax on the couch ;)

  • 172 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    *at least

  • 173 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Ibiza
    In the last 20 minutes I have 2 tweets on my timeline…I think something is still arye

  • 174 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Beattie…As always, we’ll be watching until the dying moments of the window, but I think we’ll be making do with what we have for the rest of this season. Lack of goals may be an issue in moving us greatly up the league, but I think we’re okay as far as going down is concerned. Yes I’m prepared to have those words thrown in my face in May, but I don’t think it’ll happen.

  • 175 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Is Balotelli training on a pitch or in a wasteland?

  • 176 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Dannyo
    Haha I have never heard his odious voice I am just guessing

  • 177 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I’m done with it after today. Probably keep it activated & have a nosey on match days just. It’s full of bellends.

    It’s like a thousand Ibiza’s all in the one place. :)

  • 178 robcstar // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I made this feeble attempt for you Ibiza….bare with it lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot0tYf9bF7w&feature=youtu.be

  • 179 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Yo…I don’t really use it tbh, I follow about 5 people, so 2 tweets in 20 minutes is heavy traffic as far as I’m concerned :)

    Jesper…Afraid not, but let me know when you find one, on to season 7 of it’s always sunny now.

  • 180 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    “Thousand Ibiza”…isn’t that a salad dressing? :)

  • 181 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Ibiza
    Haha I follow slightly more than that…its normally about 5 tweets a minute

  • 182 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Ibiza…will do ;) (can always recommend Workaholics)

    …that title should be up your ally lol

    *did you read my message about season 8 and an eposide called “The Gang Gets Analyzed”?

  • 183 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Rob..It started to load and then firefox crashed….let me try it using another browser…I saw the header and am excited to see the results :)

  • 184 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    *episode

  • 185 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    @WWYCD
    Well, if you had heard it you would have notice that he is a gentle and kind man, with an amazingly soothing voice.
    He’ll be the next big thing in radio, I’m telling ya. :P

  • 186 toonLYF // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    jesper!!!!!

    The Sopranos! – the best thing to grace a screen. Impossible to be let down by it, a beautiful blend of the family life and business life of mafia leader Tony Soprano. However i’ve never felt so included whilst watching anything, which i feel is partly down to the “3rd eye” view you get as Tony attends meetings with his shrink. Funny, serious, intense, accurate, and most importantly, eerily smart at times! Must watch.

  • 187 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Dammit! Can’t believe you lot had a lynching while I was away! Have I missed owt else? Appart from they odd person still complaining about not signing a striker, even though we can manage if we use a 433.

  • 188 robcstar // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    bare in mind i didnt take long to do it and didnt have much time!

  • 189 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Yo…I would claim quality over quantity, but I think I follow Lee Ryder and Danny Simpson, so I’ll just leave it there :)

    Jesper…I have a few episodes to watch, saw the first one and it didn’t grab me so continued with It’s always sunny. No doubt when I’m finished workaholics will get another turn. I missed that message, sounds intriguing though.

  • 190 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    @Ibiza
    I’m reading “Ibizatoon” a bit too much here.
    Can you not take a lengthy bathroom break? Shower, clipping your toe nails, do your hair, shave your face and your ass.
    Shoo :P

  • 191 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Dannyo
    …who are we discussing again because it cant be Dekka

  • 192 Beattie25 // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Ibiza

    I agree. I think we have enough to pull away but we are still taking a risk.

    A new striker wouldn’t necessarily come in and fire us p the league but it is a little disconcerting to see our forward line and the players who have the responsibility to fire us away from the bottom.

    Plan b seems to be Shola and that is never enough.

    I hope Cisse finds form, Goofy settles and Guti starts creating. The most important thing is scoring which we have done, but it is weird that after 5 signings we are still short. That shows how terrible the Summers and previous windows were.

  • 193 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Afternoon gents.

    How are we all. Sorry been away but had to give the kids some attention as well as this blog! :-)

  • 194 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Mark…I’m game for a lynching….

  • 195 WWYCD // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Ibiza
    Haha there are worst out their to follow mate

  • 196 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    @Markaccus
    There was a lynching? Who died?

  • 197 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    What’s your name on there Ibiza ?? Just so I can block you.

  • 198 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Yo
    I know mate im just going on the SSN web of conspiracy theorys mate;)
    Who are you on twitter? I wan to follow you………….

    Jesper
    Just started watching something called the following, its got kevin bacon in pretty dark stuff tho
    And utopia on Channel 4

  • 199 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    toonlyf…did watch that a few years back (well not all of it, but from time to time)

    …need something current :)

    Have been watching:

    - It’s always sunny in Philadelphia
    - My name is Earl!
    - Big Bang…
    - Fringe
    - Modern family
    - Chuck
    - Workaholics
    - Parks and recreation
    - 24
    - Flash forward
    - …and probably forgot some as well…

  • 200 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    @WWYCD
    You can never know can you, you haven’t heard him…. :P

  • 201 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Paul jewell wow there geting all the high profile lads on SSN today!

  • 202 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Jesp//Ibiza try Trailer Park Boys. pure genius,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3dYMQgopIY

  • 203 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Kets = Bubbles

  • 204 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    @Dannyo, well from reading the earlier comments, it appeared that Ibiza and co lynched poor TransferSage! They may even have taken over his account, the plot thickens. The thick plottens. The thot plickens. Et.c

  • 205 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    TADS…have heard about it (some say it’s 24 meets Silence of the Lambs)

    …any good?

  • 206 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    dannyo – how do you know ibizas’ a*se needs shaving.

  • 207 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Tequila….ohhh I remember that one :) (that was funny)

  • 208 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Dannyo…I did all of those things January 1st, not due to do them again until 2014 :)

    Beattie….Very telling indeed. Hopefully enough has been done and they handle this summer better than last, surely they’ve learned the lesson…surely?!?

    Rob…Bloody good effort there mate, I salute you sir :)

    Torq…It’s time to decide, your children or us? It might seem an easy answer, but think about it first.

  • 209 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    @Markaccus
    Phe thicken plocks?
    I see what you mean. An almighty ammount of ITKs out there today without a camera phone tho…

  • 210 BelfastMagpie // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Basically if Cisse stays fit, we’ll be fine. If Cisse gets injured & we have to rely on Shola, we’re in trouble.

    It’s a gamble, but i think we’ll get away with it. Think 35 points should be enough to stay up this year.

  • 211 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Jesper… I have some suggestions if you like US Shows :)

    Dexters a good one very suspenseful edge of your set stuff, especially the earlier seasons nice mix of humour in there as well.

    Castles another crime drama which is quite funny in a dramatic way although it can be a bit on the corny side well worth a watch.

    After that i’ll just recommend the usual crowd, game of thrones
    the sopranos Breaking bad which is really good, Spartacus is also good if you like plot thin violence and sex, not something you wanna watch with your kids mind :)

  • 212 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Mwahahaha, I have a blue name now. All bow down…

  • 213 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Me and wor lass started watching the following last week. Still got Ep2 recorded to watch tonight. Disturbing as fcuk! The bad guy isn’t very well in the heed!

  • 214 MacToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Torq is quite clearly the only poster with any real inside (even though it’s outside) information. He was 100% correct on Sissoko aswell as other outside ;-) info.

    All others imo just convey info they’ve heard maybe from the club but twatter and blogs etc. and prove time and time again to be inaccurate or maybe even common knowledge around the internet at that time! Nothing itk at all.

    Torq, be careful in the future as it will be noted by some clubs that information is being posted on blogs such as this and you’ve clearly stated your position in football and imagine you wouldn’t be too difficult to trace if anyone so wished.

  • 215 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Ibiza…must admit “Workaholics” was a difficult one to crack in the beginning (it took some time getting use to)

    …It was the same with “East bound and down”. But once you were hooked there was no turning back! lol

  • 216 Dannyo // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    @Mister Tuff
    Errrhhh….

  • 217 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    @Markaccus… I think you’re reading a bit too much into sages disappearance, you know it’d be a shame if you vanished too :)

  • 218 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Jesper
    Aye its alright mate im only a couple of epusodes in but seems decent enough pretty brutal in parts which is good cos it means the mrs eint watch it so i wont have her banging on whilst im watching!

  • 219 Magpie Myles // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    24
    sons of anarchy
    broadwalk empire
    breaking bad

  • 220 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Rainrix…thanks mate!

    …I’ll have a look at your suggestions :)

    *can anyone recommend a sitcom ala “it’s always sunny”?

  • 221 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Mactoon
    Easy mate easy, you sound a bit liam neeson in taken with your last sentence there mate!

  • 222 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Belfast….I don’t have one follower, do you think I’m going to take the chance that my one and only would be you? Yeah right :)

  • 223 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Ibiza…it’s the same with your linkedin ;) lol

  • 224 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    dannyo post @190 “……shave your face and your ass.”

  • 225 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Rainrix, are you threatening me!?
    -looks nervously over his shoulder-
    Trust no one!!

  • 226 toonking // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    hi bloggers not been on much but still read lots of posts each day.
    having only 3 strikers is not as good as some of you think, we are still in the europa league so the last thing we want is cisse starting both the midweek games and week end games. it’s no good for cambell to now be used as these europa games are now harder than they were during group stages.
    it’s not the playing time that would drain the energy it’s the travel also what will we do if cisse gets injured?
    we’ve already seen what a differance cabaye returning has did to our midfield and the same thing can be said to saylor who is a major part of the defence.
    even the permforances in the second halfs with cisse on the wing can show why another striker is needed

  • 227 Graeme // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Keiron Dyer signs for the smoggies!! Probably well suited

  • 228 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Tads… I will hunt you, i will find you and i will fire you :) Sounds legit

  • 229 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Markaccus… Of course I’m not threatening you, I’m just saying a big burly man might come round you’re house for dinner tonight, if ya know what i mean :)

  • 230 bollance // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Looks like we are offloading u21 development squad into spl. Would be smarter move to get them into championship but doesn’t look like there were the suiters to take the players.

    As it is a quite day. Anyone up for a bit of nufc player in a film title?

    I will kick things off Edward Sissoko Hands..

  • 231 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Does no one on here watch Suits? I love that show!

  • 232 MacToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Tads, I don’t think it’d be too difficult imo if a club (like Newcastle) so wished ;-)

    As we know our last itk (Craig) got into trouble with his employer.

  • 233 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    silence of the llambias

  • 234 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Jesper… I havent watched its always sunny, most of the ones i’d recommend are already on your list. I’d recommend some british comedy but yeah, its bad really bad mostly :)

  • 235 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    That’s it rainrix, you keep him occupied whilst I slip under the radar…

    Dannyo and Tuff…Whilst I’m flattered, really I am, can we leave my backside out of this?

    Jesper…Something like that :)

  • 236 croftus5678 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    i’m thinking we must be safe in the prem now with the players we have and i do hope they only get better.

    i’m looking forward to keeping my eye on the youngsters now and hopeing cambell comes through big time here for our euro games as we seem to be one or 2 strikers short of a top 6 challenging team for next year.

    just do not get upset if ranger gets brought on at some point this season as i think he’s the most ready striker unfortunatly to come into the team :-(

  • 237 Beattie25 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    We just have to put our faith in Guti, Shola and Pardew.

  • 238 neilinho // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Jesper i would suggest American Horror Story if you’re into your US series. Also Homeland.

  • 239 toonLYF // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    anyone been watching Africa? Most stunning Attenborough series yet, for me.

  • 240 Jail for Ashley // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Danny Grahams life is not going to be worth living after he blazes a sitter over the bar at SJP in April.

  • 241 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    @rainrix, as long as he isn’t planning on bumming me to death, that’s fine. We’re just having a take away for tea tonight, so if he’s late it’ll just be sweet n sour with fried rice. Tell him to bring some beer.

  • 242 MacToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Think I’d rather retire than play for the mackem’s.

  • 243 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Ibiza… Would big and burly be the correct way to describe you? If not then ive dropped you the perfect cover to sneak over :)

  • 244 croftus5678 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    spl the perect starter league for them as its not the hardest league in the world so it will slowly introduce them to good players and build there confidence giving them time to use what they have learnt instead of a fast paced championship/english league
    after 6 month’s or so then stick them in a championship/english league.

  • 245 Wayayman // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Butland to Stoke? Wtf?

  • 246 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Ibiza -seeing that everyone seems to be “hanging around” waiting for transfer news that probably won’t come – it may be an idea if you could share some beauty tips with fellow bloggers.
    Would it be possible to reveal how you dealt with your hairy jacksy.

  • 247 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Rainrix….Big and burly….hmmmm….I think I’ll be able to sneak in without raising any suspicion :)

    Beattie…Along with the others mate, but those 3 will certainly play their part, hopefully well.

  • 248 yo-yo // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    JfA

    nice to see you’re still around.
    S’pose Ashley has a suspended sentence just now ?

  • 249 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Markaccus… No, no bumming sadly just a bit of light clubbing :) no beer either sadly, do you like sangria? ;)

  • 250 Beattie25 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    The chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.

  • 251 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Wow! £34 million for willian

  • 252 TurkishFan101 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Started FM 2013 beat OM go to the knockout stages, now beating the scum 0-3 first 25 min with a squad that has see Ba departure. Without the new updates yet I cannot buy anyone and all players are overpriced so I am stuck with RB raylor, Mike Ashley told me to keep speaking to him about the transfer budget lol.

  • 253 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Torq never actually says definitely either way, he just let’s us know how advanced talks are, and then drops hints as to how ‘likely’ it is that they will sign. That’s probably enough to keep him out of bother, unless we all started writing letters to the club, telling them we already knew stuff. But that would be silly

  • 254 rainrix // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Ibiza… Good take sangria, or whatever you Spaniards drink :)

  • 255 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Mister…I would be more than happy to talk you through it.

    Firstly you need to set the mood. I find heavy metal is the way to go.

    Then all you do is start pulling away, grabbing big clumps of hair (I assume everyone else has masses of hair there as well) and pull. This of course whilst your moshing around the place (this is where the heavy metal really helps out).

    Once the tears have stopped, I find it best to rub a balloon across your backside to make any remaining hairs stand up and then torch them. Make sure you haven’t been eating beans though…that’s a night I wont forget in a hurry.

  • 256 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Let me know if you want a link to my youtube instructional video.

  • 257 Markaccus // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I can’t afford to go clubbing, and anyway I have work tomorrow! Well if the tight git won’t bring beer he can buy his own takeaway!

  • 258 monasnyr99 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Torq and TS know nothing, no way were we in for PEA or Belhanda…..Andy Carroll in the summer

  • 259 Ben_BKK // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    @ Turkish – yeah I’m waiting for the transfer update to start on FM13, you’d never get the players we’ve got in real life on the default version lol. I tried to get Debuchy and he wasn’t interested in joining us and would’ve cost like £12m, and apparently Yanga-Mbiwa costs around £27m too, while I can’t imagine a player as good as Sissoko would come to us for that little ;)

  • 260 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    If we are going to play the long gall game, how about signing this youngster.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZE8X0tmUOo

  • 261 magpie6699 // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    To be clear – did we sign Snoop Doggy Rasta Marley Cuckoo Clock- sorry, M’Babu, or not? i’d heard it was virtually a done deal, then Lamearse says no more signings and I don’t think I heard it confirmed.

  • 262 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Jesperfuglsang – As rainrix said Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire are both immense definately recommend watching them. If i had to pick one i would probably take Breaking Bad first. Boardwalk Empire is very high budget and some of the shots are amazing but Breaking Bad gets you really hooked.

    ToonLYF – Yes Africa is excellent another masterpiece from Attenborough

  • 263 Wayayman // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Ahhh, he’s a mixed race lad with Dreds, so you called him by those names. Oh, and the cuckoo clock as he’s what? Oh, Swiss! Hilarious!

    Y’know, people could take offence. Just a thought.

  • 264 Wayayman // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Jesper, I’m loving How To Make It In America too. Lightweight, but great. I loved Entourage, which has the same feel.

  • 265 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Ben-BKK – I haven’t played FM13 but on FM12 Debuchy is always around 10m and I tried to get Sissoko after 2 seasons and Toulouse rejected 25m lol. I did get Mbiwa though for about 11m I think and he is immense on it.

  • 266 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Hi fellas, thank you for your concerns but I promise it’s all good. My employers are well aware of my affiliation with Newcastle Utd and the clubs I attend are also aware – the NUFC keyring amongst other things.

    I stress what I write on here is purely snippets if information regarding players and links – I don’t divulge information on medical specifics, I don’t mention the names of my colleagues at the respective clubs.

    I never know cast iron information – but instead post stuff I hear an believe to be reliable. Luckily most of the time it proves to be accurate – but I get told stuff everyday and most of I believe to be rubbish – hence don’t bother posting it.

    But as I say, thank you for your concerns.

    All is good. HWTL

  • 267 TorqToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Monasnyr99 – And I respect that as your opinion.

  • 268 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    ibiza – I think a cream, applied appropriately would be a better method.- but (no pun intended) whatever turns you on (-quickly needs to return to football conversation).

    As the hours pass it looks less likely that a striker will be signed. Whilst the new signings have been good, I think we do not have a quality “strike force”,and if Cisse does not regain his form -we might be in trouble. Gouffran may step up -he probably has to. So a slight doubt.

  • 269 Jail for Ashley // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Yo-yo,
    Not unless a ST/LW appears before 11 o clock tonight.

  • 270 ONLINE GUY // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Torq ,

    I think the newspaper tabloid rat’s are sniffing around here now ..

    Go Canny …Mum’s the word ..

  • 271 ONLINE GUY // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    HI Custis , How’s life in the Fast lane ?

  • 272 ONLINE GUY // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    HI Shaun.

  • 273 MacToon // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Yep, watch your back Torq, you’ve came across well this window, carry on the good work.

  • 274 ONLINE GUY // Jan 31, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    HI Young Colin…

  • 275 Zangwill_Ho // Jan 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Any striker news?

  • 276 bills-son // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    I agree we need another ST but lets not forget HBA – he’ll get a sackful with Sissoko and Cabaye laying chances on + Cabaye will score more as he can get further forward now especially once Tiote returns to do the defensive stuff.

    This side is full of goals – I bet we hit a team for 5 or 6 before the season ends.

  • 277 bills-son // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Waking up from a tight ar$ed Ashley nightmare to find Mike has made four terrific new signings is FAR too good for JFA.

  • 278 shamsoftabriz // Jan 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Not worried if our business is indeed done for January. If Hatem is healthy, we have all the offense we need to stay up, especially now that we have more class and depth in midfield and in the back. I can’t wait to see what kind of disruptive capabilities we’ll have when Sissoko and Tiote pair up to patrol midfield ;-)




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