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Swansea, Hammers In Lead For Newcastle’s Other Striker Target

1:55 pm, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 201 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with Vitesse striker Wilfred Bony who scored 31 goals in just 30 appearances for the Dutch club last season.

Wilfried Bony

Wilfired Bony – two clubs have agreed £10.2M fee

And since we seem to be about to miss out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Newcastle will need to turn their attention to other targets.

But it seems Bony has his heart set on joining Swansea City who seem willing to match Vitesse’s asking price of €12M (£10.2M) for the 24 year-old.

This is what the Ivory Coast International said in Voetbal International over the weekend:

“The clubs are now talking to each other, Swansea has made Vitesse a bid and I hope it’s good,” “Swansea is a wonderful club. It’s my chance to play in the Premier League and they also play attractive football.

“I understood from my agent that Swansea want to pay €12M  (£10.2M)  for me and that is what Vitesse want to receive, so I hope there is some good news soon.”

Vitesse had a massive season last term, in large part due to Bony’s goal scoring prowess and finished fourth in the Eredivisie.

And last week there were even stories that Bony had signed for the Welsh club, but Vitesse issued the following statement:

“On Thursday afternoon June 27 appeared in various media reported that Wilfried Bony to move to Premier League club Swansea City. This message is incorrect.”

“For the striker, top scorer in the Eredivisie last season, there is admittedly much interest and Swansea City are one of the interested clubs. However, a transfer is not the case.”

And  yesterday it was reported that West Ham have made a similar £10.2M bid for the striker, and that has matched Swansea’s bid. Howe West Ham can shell out another £10M, after spending a massive £15M on Andy Carroll is beyond us.

No sign of Newcastle in the bidding yet, and yes – you probably got it –  the fee is probably too high for the Tyneside club.

Newcastle are still looking for that top striker they can get in for a decent (low) price – if they can find him this summer – and that’s not Darren Bent.

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201 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Considering NUFC have not made a bid, i guess we are not even in the running for Bony – ALL PRESS SPECULATION!

  • 2 G // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Not a bad player, not very pacy, but good positional sense, and an eye for goal. I reckon he’s deffo off to Swansea like.

  • 3 Roy Morten // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    I think Guti is a good guy aswell but not on the football field.. needs to be replaced aswell. If MA wants to get rid off AP then he just have to tell JFK to sell Guti….

  • 4 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    As per usual we will wait until an offer goes in for him and then make a smaller offer to then be told it is difficult to get them over the line.

  • 5 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM


    Who said Bony was an NUFC target?

    It’s silly season, we are being linked with anyone who could possibly move, bloody hell it was only a few weeks back Rooney was mentioned.

    Seriously come on people!

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    5 mins ago
    No just making a point
    Of course they can be replaced, but not without breaking the bank, unless there being replaced by players of lesser talent, which makes it a pointless exercise
    Gos, tav, sammy and fergie are no longer counted as younger players so even on loan would still need replacing

  • 7 Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:02 PM



  • 8 Roose Trollton // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    These rumours are fake, concocted by JK and simon bird to placate you while ashley harvests all of our hope for sustenance while not buying any players. We are in for nobody.

  • 9 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Mr Funk
    Andy Carroll, Luuk de Jong and PEA, it has been confirmed that we did make offers which were less than the offers which were made by West Ham and Borussia Munchengladbach, granted we made an offer before Dortmund but it was always going to be turned down, £8m is what we offered, all this is common knowledge m8.

  • 10 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    nice too see you being so optimistic, mind I totally agree with you, this is last summer all over again.

  • 11 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM


    after only 3 days!?

  • 12 AaranD // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    If we did buy Bony, I think it would be to replace Cisse.
    I can’t see us playing two up top and if we did Cisse and Bony are, i think, to similar. And neither Cisse or Bony can play out wide. So Bony wouldn’t be guaranteed 1st team football like he would at other clubs, which is a big factor.

    Siem De Jong and players like Nacer Chadli, Marko Arnoutovic, Zarate, Georginio Wijnaldum are what we should be looking at. Players who can get 8-15 goals a season but just as many assists.

  • 13 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    It is possible that Perch has been replaced by the 1 yr contact extension given to Conor Newton.

    Proof please?

  • 14 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    come on m8, loads of deals are agreed before July 1st but they cannot be signed until the 1st, we all know that to be the case and we all know that at present there are virtually no genuine links to an impending deal, so don’t come the “only 3 day’s line” it doesn’t work and you that to be the case, we will sign this summer, but it will still be a poor summer with possibly just a reshuffle of the squad without any strengthening of the team.

  • 15 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Mister Tuff@13
    I’m annoyed now, why the hell did I not think of that reply lol

  • 16 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    So I was looking at the squad we could have this season:
    *means homegrown.

    1. Cheik Tiote
    2. Dan Gosling*
    3. Davide Santon
    4. Fabricio Coloccini
    5. Gabriel Obertan
    6. Hatem Ben Arfa
    7. James Tavernier*
    8. Jonas Gutierrez
    9. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    10. Mathieu Debuchy
    11. Mike Williamson*
    12. Papiss Cisse
    13. Rob Elliot*
    14. Ryan Taylor*
    15. Shane Ferguson*
    16. Shola Ameobi*
    17. Paul Dummet*
    18. Vurnon Anita
    19. Moussa Sissoko
    20. Romain Amalfitano
    21. Haris Vu?ki?*
    22. Bradden Inman*
    23. Conor Newton*
    24. Yoan Gouffran
    25. Sammy Ameobi*
    26. Steven Taylor*
    27. Sylvain Marveaux
    28. Tim Krul*
    29. Yohan Cabaye

    I may have made some mistakes but if not these are the players we will have to name in the 21 man squad next season, 13 of them being homegrown and 29 of them in total. We’re gonna need to do some selling/loaning or we’re stuffed!

  • 17 Phatoon // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    @Mister Tuff

    Want Mr Funk said (this is like Resevoir Dogs!) was a thought, not a fact, so he doesn’t need to prove it.

    But it is a possibility as Newton signed a new 1 yr deal and is now “of age”. So if we use Newton, he could be considered as a “Perch replacement”.

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Yeah agree with that, both are lone CF’s of similar style, although bony is more dominant and couldn’t see us spending that much on a sub

  • 19 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I meant to say 25 man squad

  • 20 Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    @ Mister Tuff

    No proof needed because i was suggesting it was a possibility not a certainty

  • 21 GeordieDan // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    How can Hammer afford £15 million plus £10million Ed?

    That’ll be from the extra TV revenue ALL CLUBS INCLUDING US got.

    Otherwise known as the down-payment on Mike Ashley’s next sportswear brand he wishes to rape, pillage and plunder.

    Any normal football club owner would spend it on the club as he agreed to do many moons ago-to paraphrase, “the funds raised by the club will go back into the club” I believe it was said at the time?

    Fair enough the ******* doesn’t want to fund it with his own cash anymore but he now just simply takes money from the club and doesn’t spend it on anything to do wish the club.

    Where is this advertising money, the TV money, the £24 million profit just on player sales……………….?????

    And all the fools who continue to back Mike Ashley’s grand long-term plan deserve the reality check that will kick in when he finally leaves and our club is a ghost of what it once was.

    A cheap, laughing stock of a club that can’t afford good players and has no ambition to buy them. Plays boring football with mediocre managers. A club that has ZERO respect for the fans period.

    And worst of all a club with no SOUL.

    But thats worth it to balance the books isn’t it Ashley worshipers!?!

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Poor old Carr recommended PEA 2 years ago when he was around 6/7M, leroy Fer when he was valued at 4M and Wanyama when he was 900k but the powers that b then (ie Llambias and Pardew) vetoed all 3 deals. MUPPETS !!!!!!

  • 23 Smokey // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Completely agree with Wijnaldum and Siem de Jong. Both appear to be great players. I personally haven’t seen enough of the other players you mentioned to have an opinion on them.

  • 24 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I’d just like to say good luck to Perchy, was a decent player for us.

    We’ll see anita step up next season so he shouldn’t be too much of a loss though.

    Anyway, someone made the point earlier that no clubs have been active in the transfer market. I’m sure the likes of villa and Liverpool would disagree.

    We’ve been sluggish so far. Here’s hoping we pick up pace soon.

  • 25 Average_Contents // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    agree there spoof a lot more could of been done before July 1st as demonstrated by a lot of the other prem teams! Instead we wait till near the transfer window opens and appoint JFK which messes the club up right before important business is due to be done and therefor sets us back by what? 2 weeks maybe?

    And guys I’m not a doom n gloom kinda guy and not saying we won’t sign anybody but come on JFK should have been appointed as soon as the season finished not when he was! We are a laughing stock! Cannot understand the reasoning of appointing the guy when Mike did

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Please tell me the Matt Taylor rumour is b…..ks
    A 31 year old west ham reserve, it beggars belief.

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    phatoon/Mr Green/funks’ secretary – I raise the point as Funk complains about speculation -but adds to it himself.

  • 28 Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    @ Mister Tuff

    Whereas, Spoof comment was made in a manner that it was fact – all we have is press speculation, until someone involved in a deal comes out and says we made an offer or not. So far, that has not happened!

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Tads…point taken! But most of those youngsters didn’t really play any part after the January transfer window so I don’t see why they should be accounted for?

    If they go out on loan they would not have any impact on the 25 players we have to name.

    As for replacing the fringe players. When you say we have to break the bank to find better British players or players who apply to the home grown rule what are we talking about here?

    I don’t think we have too. There are alot of good deals to be made I think! And if Newcastle have done their job they should know players need to be upgraded.

    Even if we should break the bank this season this would be where I would do it. That and a new forward.

    What do you think?

  • 30 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    and what I said was also not a fact due to it being something which could possibly happen in the future, so for Mr Funk to ask someone for proof of something which he feels will happen in the future is rather silly.

    As for the past it is there for all to see

    Now before this gets silly, have you ever went to a game saying that you think we will win today.

  • 31 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I can’t fathom the logic of appointing jfk at all. The timing is just an added cock up.

  • 32 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    West Ham would be able to bid for him because they are happy being a boom and bust club. They will go massively into debt, then they will get relegated, sell their best players, develop some youth players and get promoted 3 or 4 years later. They will never break into the top 6.

    I keep saying, look at the history of the top 6. Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Utd have all had long runs of top finishes, working to improve bit by bit every year. This is what we need to do.

    Sure, it would be great if MA was happy to spend (not loan) £20M a year on signing new players, but I don’t blame him for not doing that at the moment given the stick that the fans give him.

    Let’s go and nail 3 top 8 finishes in a row, then we can be taken seriously and make a push up the league.

  • 33 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Funk @20 -posted before I saw your reply – I think it’s a possibility that Joking Ear is Perchs’ replacement -but not a certainty. I too can speculate.

  • 34 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:37 PM


    Because no other manager has ever missed the chance of a top signing…

    You do realise that there are around a couple of dozen other clubs who would also be in the running for these players? Are their managers all muppets too?

  • 35 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Mr Funk
    how on earth could you read my comment as being a factual comment, it was a comment of what could happen in the future.

  • 36 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    JFK is old news. What’s the point in going on about him?

    He’s there now, and I care more about the squad on 1st September, than I do about that nutter with verbal diarrhea…

  • 37 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Ginger – lots of players so we will sell few of them. 13 foreign players if Obertan and Amalfitano leaves us, 4 spots available.

  • 38 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    @14 – loads of deals?

    There are not really that many deals of note that have gone through

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    And why do you think the same fans who welcomed this seemingly eccentric billionaire with open arms happened to turn on him, do you think it was because behind the mask of joviality there was a cold calculating businessman who knew all along that he was here purely to promote his tacky sports chain no matter what the cost to the clubs loyal fans.

  • 40 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    So we never made a bid?
    he must really have been a target….

  • 41 Yohan Kebab // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    1in 1 out this year?

  • 42 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Plus anybody signed under 21 doesn’t count.

  • 43 Mr Funk // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    @ Spoof,

    Apologies. All this speculation is getting to me!

    But i do think that you were implying that this is what is going to happen and you backed this up by quoting past instances eg Luuk de Jong etc to prove your point.

  • 44 Phatoon // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    @Spoof/Mister Tuff,

    All I had read was the comment from Mister Tuff (didn’t realise there was an ongoing thing).

  • 45 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    We’ll not buy anyone this summer because our summer targets were bought in January as we were in danger of being relegated.

    And as Ginger points out 29 a lot of players for 11 positions and add Jak Alnwick to the squad as is Krul not out for the beginning of the season

  • 46 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM


    Nah. Actually I think it was because he made the kind of cock-up that a cold calculating businessman should never make.

    I think it’s because he tried to be popular. He was mixing with the fans and he wanted to be one of them. So he got rid of an unpopular manager and replaced him the most popular manager we’ve ever had.

    Then (like with his lack of due diligence), he realised that KK is a bit of a loose cannon, wanted full reign over transfers and also wanted a large transfer pot. So, as the horse was already bolting, he put in a Dennis Wise shaped gate.

    That’s the problem with hiring a legend…

  • 47 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I believe it is 35, which averages at nearly 2 per club.

  • 48 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Our real targets are probably not even speculated about.

    If jfk was going to tell anyone who they are, it would not be an itk, it would be talksport no doubt

  • 49 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM


    35 deals?

    How many are of real note?

    How many can you seriously say ‘We should have had him’ or ‘we could have got him’ ??

  • 50 Indian Magpie // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM

  • 51 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    Exactly – who knew about Tiote, Cabaye, Cisse etc

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    The Mackems have bid for altidore

  • 53 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Of the players listed over 21, I make only 16 of those that I’m overly bothered about being in the first team squad this year. So I’d be happy to see the other 13 loaned out or upgraded for the squad.

    For the record, those 13 are:

    So there is room for us to move. Of that list, I reckon Willo, Jonas and Shola can do a job for us at least. Not sure about the youngsters yet as they haven’t done much but a few of them should stick around.

  • 54 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Mr Funk
    your right I was implying that, but history has shown us that it does happen, and an implication or a belief that something could possibly happen shouldn’t have to be proven, I just felt that you were being a bit petty, but no harm none.

  • 55 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Charlie @43

    I somewhat agree. Most of the summer targets were bought forward.

    However, I think the powers that be, still agree with the rest of the world that we need at least one quality forward.

    I think we will get that, a few young ones (like Kemen) and potentially replacements for those that leave.

  • 56 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    all I am saying is that we are standing still whilst others are active, but to answer your question, would you not agree that we could have done with Douglas and PEA.

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I think the squad we have now is not that good. Shoot me down if you all want but we have a lot of players who have a lot of talent but they aren’t consistent and consistently is key over a league campaign.

    To progress we need to sign a striker who guarantees goals, cisse isn’t that man for me. We need to do a Liverpool or man it’d and get a quality guy like they do with Suarez and van persie. Obviously not them but as high a level as we possibly can.

  • 58 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Poor Ed, clearly two thirds outside a bottle of gin. I feel your pain. Ed, I really do. Let it out my man, let it out.

  • 59 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM


    Not seen Douglas enough to say for sure but he’d be out 3/4th choice after Taylor, colo and mbiwa? Not a crucial signing.

    PEA could be good but would he fit in with our side? I don’t know because we struggle to create chances.

    I’d rather a more creative forward who can so it himself if his team isn’t firing like Suarez or aguero style.

  • 60 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Also how good is bony?

    If its Swansea and west ham after him and not man utd and Chelsea is he really a big miss?

  • 61 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Even Swansea and Villa are showing far more ambition than us, Shelvy, Bony , Belhanda , Guzman etc and we still haven’t put a bid and Pards want to keep Perch.

  • 62 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Sad to see Perch leave like.

    Doubt he’ll be replaced, because we never seem to replace the fringe players. Same thing happened last summer with Lovenkrands, Best, Guthrie etc

    Stupid to let him go when Ryan Taylor our other utility player will be injured for most of the season.

  • 63 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    I hope your right, but taking into account that Douglas and PEA were top of our list pre JFK, and for whatever reason we have not got either, then you have to be concerned about our possible incoming players.

  • 64 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM


    Belhanda is another. How talented is he if his club wanted rid and villa were the biggest side after him?

    Might be doing him a disservice but he reminds me of taraabt from QPR…bags of talent but only comes out for 5/10 mins a game, rest is just wasteful and selfish play.

  • 65 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Who knows who we are talking to and how ambitious we really are.

    Transfer windows can only be judged in retrospect.

    Not telling you not to discuss who we should and should not go for but, I think you have to bear in mind that PEA, Bony, Bent etc etc are not necessarily who we are trying (and failing) to sign. We just don’t know

  • 66 HullMag6 // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    It could all point to regime change but then again Pards aside our club hasnt been great at communication so any facts can be spun to a persons favoured theory or adapted to support a fuct.

    Dare anyone take a ride to optimism valley or are we all stuck on a long arduous climb to stressy summit?

  • 67 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Fair play to Swansea.
    They’re basically doing what we should of done last summer. They had a good season and are now wanting to push on to the next level.

  • 68 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Transfer Sage @ 62
    May be u are right mate but just look at the teams around us, they are signing players in numbers and we haven’t lodged a single bid. I mean lets show some ambition at least

  • 69 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Hull mag

    My take on all this is JFK is responsible for who comes in so only natural he will take time to get up to speed, won’t want to get sacked for bad signings.

    He’s a bit slow and needs to work harder but might be wanting to asses all options.

    Like you say hard to know what’s going on. We might have spoke to pea and he might have shown little interest or wanted to wait for a bigger side, or wanted a clause in his contract etc etc

    Come August end we will know how ambitious we are. As a side, no need to worry until then

  • 70 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM


    We need to sign players agreed, but don’t kick a ball til mid August so don’t worry.

  • 71 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Transfer Sage
    Lets hope u are right.
    btw today everyone except u seems to be disinterested in making comment may be the departure of Perchino has something to do with it

  • 72 Spoof // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    you could be right, but then again you could be wrong, that’s purely just an opinion, in fairness I can understand your Douglas reservations, but even if he is not first choice we still need good second choices, otherwise we could suffer as we did last season, a strong 11 is important, but a strong back-up is just as important, with PEA I feel we have missed out, how many times last season were we under the cosh and we praying for a strong CF to hold the play up and releve the pressure on the defence, this is not PEA’s greatest attribute, but he is 6ft2″ and strong with it, he could do that job, and as a threat he is a different one to Cisse, you need different types of player so you can mix it up, I feel that PEA would have been a god send, what I have just described would be ideal for Bony as well, but as far as I am aware we do not have an interest in him, however due to failing with PEA, that could and hopefully will change

  • 73 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM


    Fair point on Bony, and we really have no proof that he is a target anyway. It’s all paper talk. It’s easy for the journos, Newcastle United need a striker, a striker is available…fans will lap the link up and then we end up here…it’s probably rubbish anyway.

    I’d rather see us sign players than the top 4 are interested in but aren’t quite sure that he’s ready for the regular first team football with them that he’s demanding. So he joins us to play every game, slog his guts out, and earn a first team spot in a CL team (hopefully us!) in 2/3 years.

  • 74 HullMag6 // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I’m not worried just patiently waiting and watching.

    For all we know our targets are secured and waiting for the word to go public, that too can happen especially after getting blindsided with Remy.

  • 75 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Ideally, I’d like the following which shouldn’t cost much at all:

    Siem de Jong
    Brown Ideye


    Loaned out
    Conor Newton
    Sammy Ameobi
    Romain Amalfitano
    Paul Dummet
    Medhi Abeid
    Adam Campbel

    Actually I’m going to stop there as I want most our youngsters loaned out haha.

  • 76 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    tend to agree
    We need to get a proven goalscorer in – have to pay probs more than Ashley wants to to get one.

    I would go for Rhodes 110 goals in 200 league appearances and is only 23 yrs old

  • 77 Indian Magpie // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Some of you are Crazy beyond Belief.

    What makes you think we will sign some 1 decent?

    We were here last year, same again.

    JFK has been brought to blabber and keep fans occupied in other crap and not focus on signings.

    in addition no point giving signings to pardew.

  • 78 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    May be Jonas is wearing no 10 next season as Pardew think he is the only one with x-factor in the squad and benny is just a headless chicken in pitch

  • 79 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    So, Sunderland are interested in Jozy Altidore who was named in the Eredivisie Team of the Year for 2012/13. He scored 31 goals from 41 games and is only 23 years old. These are the types of signings we should be going for.

    Sunderland are either going to be class or awful next season.

  • 80 richyg01 // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM


    Who said they were? The media

  • 81 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    only magpie of nepal

    Wouldn’t surprise me mate. That man has a strange obsession with Jonas who does literally nothing on the pitch.

  • 82 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Yes mate and Pards thinks he is the one to fire us single handed into the Champions league

  • 83 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    He will fore is single handedly into the champs league

  • 84 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    I am quite surprised Stoke got Muniesa on a free from Barca.

    No idea if he is any good but he was in the Spain U21 which just won the Euro championship and he did make the bench for the Champs league semi final.

    Can’t be too bad for nowt.

  • 85 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    5’11” defender at stoke seems quote unusual

  • 86 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Every bloody time another club gets linked to a striker, we have people on here moaning that we’re not signing them.

    There are loads of strikers that the average fan would like to see at the club. People just need to be patient and wait to see who we bring in Personally, I haven’t spend hours going over the performances of Bony, PEA, Altidore etc. so I don’t have an opinion. Nor am I overly swayed by how many goals they scored in a poorer league (how many pens? did they play up front on their own? how did their team perform? did they have an amazing playmaker? were they luck with injuries?), not do I care what their stats end up like in Championship Manager.

    I want us to sign a top striker. I want us to sign another attacking player/winger.

    That is all.

  • 87 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    only magpie of nepal

    Nahh, he doesn’t want to be in Europe… just can’t handle it. If we were in the top six towards the end of the season it wouldn’t surprised me to see us go on a losing streak and drop down the table deliberately because of Pardew. The Europa league seriously exploited Pardew’s bad managing/tactics to those who weren’t already aware of it.

    I just hope to god he makes me eat those words and if not will attempt to support him until the day he’s fired.

  • 88 Thump // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    In regards to Perch – does he really need replacing? Anita is basically a more technical, direct replacement for him and we have Bigi coming through the ranks alongside Sissoko. I’d sooner see him being replace with a striker, in truth.

  • 89 only magpie of nepal // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    may be he wants more of the Jonston-Paint trophy and league cup

  • 90 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    @82 well we are now into the Mark Hughes “dynasty”

  • 91 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM


    People aren’t moaning that we’re not signing the strikers they put up, people are moaning because it looks like we’re not going to make a signing.

    I want us to sign a winger and striker, but it looks unlikely that we’re going to get either.

    The fact is many are worried that we have no hard evidence that we’re being linked with anyone at all. Look at Aubameyang, supposedly our top target but clearly it’s been revealed not to be due to us not even putting a bid in.

    The only player we’re seemingly after is Bent, and whilst other clubs are signing young players with top futures were only going in for us. Sure, many people think that we’ll pull out a signing from nowhere. I thought that about last summer, and we got barley anybody.

    I think people are worried more about signing cheap poor players or nobody at all then claiming we should sign other clubs targets.. That’s certainly what I’m worried about.

  • 92 beautifulmind // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    All ma is doing is building up his capital pot so that he can sell the club at market value and not lose out. Expect there will be a plus figure on the balance sheet at the end of the transfer window!!!

  • 93 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    only magpie of nepal

    Nahh I don’t think he wants us relegated. Probably top ten but not good enough to be in Europe, of course it’s probably not true but it seems like he doesn’t want to be in Europe to me anyway.

  • 94 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Ginger, your assertions are based on what you read in the media. Proven time and time to be bollox when it comes to speculation most of the time.

    They tend only to find out about transfer when clubs are somewhat open about their targets like Blanc saying Cabaye is a good player or whatever – we do not do that any more.

    Also when a transfer is more or less done.

    There are some exceptions but most of our transfer activity is done in private unless the selling club blabs to create an aution.

  • 95 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Yes thump he needs to be replaced because Ryan Taylor is injured and Simpson has left.

    I’m nearly sure I remember Anita wanted to know where Pardew was going to play him before he signed ?

    I don’t think he was that keen on being a fullback.

  • 96 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I think Perch done a decent job while he was here but if Anita, Sissoko and Bigi are Premiership ready then somebody had to go, I can see a lot more sense in this deal than the totally pointless selling of Leon Best this time last year and with any luck he can break that thug Mcmanamans leg in training.

  • 97 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM


    I don’t want to know who are targets are, I just want to know we’re actually attempting to get players which I don’t believe we’re doing.

  • 98 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM


    I’m sure that when he signed he said he signed to be played in the middle because that’s what he prefers or something like that.

  • 99 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Why do people keep posting tha Mashley will sell up, he isn’t going anywhere in a hurry, we are worth far too much to him and that loan will be paid back five fold before he considers accepting a little more than he paid for us.

  • 100 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Well I think we are for sure after a forward.

    You might be right in that we are not doing enough with respect to getting the right one – someone who is affordable and one we can actually convince to come here.

    Obviously, we are not going to get the likes of Cavani but, I understand the concern that we are not going to go that extra yard in terms of outlay to get the best we can possibly attract.

    But we might not know this until September 3rd

  • 101 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Yeah he was looking to find out where Pardew was going to play him or something before he signed.

    It’s not the central midfield where we need cover.
    We need somebody like Taylor who can play right back & left back.

    We’ve lost two players who could of covered the fullback positions

  • 102 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Jail, I think he will sell up if someone makes an offer he can not refuse. That applies to everything in his life no doubt.

  • 103 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Every one has to be realistic MA ain’t gonna pay big for any player, it will NEVER happen. All these players were linked to is rubbish (paper talk) apart from Bent, if the price is right.

  • 104 markmac // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    I keep seeing that ideye brown guys name mentioned, someone please tell me he’s not as awful as i thought he looked after watching him in a confederations cup match the other week, he tripped over his own feet, and missed a couple of sitters

  • 105 terencelim // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    @ToonDarnSarf, people are “moaning” not because the club didn’t sign the players other clubs after, but because of lack of transfer activity. And they truly had a reason to “moan” based on their experience about the club’s transfer window activity since Ashley ownership.

    And you are nothing but keep moaning about other fans who had different opinions with yours.

    Ibizatoon seem to learn the lesson after previous summer transfer window, when is your turn?

  • 106 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    So bang have gone the links of being after PEA,Bony,De Jong etc too now being Matt Taylor and Bent.

    We still have the useless.thick cnut Kinnear mouthing stuff that isn’t any where near the truth.

    And all this without Pards saying anything at all??? WTF is going on.

  • 107 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Sorry for late reply mate been driving!

    Agree the majority of homegrown players we have simply don’t cut it!

    In regards to replacements, I suppose the cost would depend on if there British or homegrown!
    Players like wiesmann(?) would be reasonably priced I suppose or other foreign youngsters who’d played in England for the required 3 years but for some strange reason English lads our vastly overpriced, seem to remember a figure of about £10mil being banded around for will Hughes! It’s crazy money which is why I can’t believe Ashley hasn’t upgraded the youth set up yet!!!
    Personally given i’d raid some of the top 6 clubs for fringe players like Sinclair rodwell and reckon Ramsey and cleverly will be fringe players next season

  • 108 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    There are 2 months of transfer window right? The way people are going on youd think it was only a week long

  • 109 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    took kk, I agree, but I would go further, he will not pay super wages either.

    I think he is prepared to sanction the odd 10-15m player (more likely closer to 10m) but it has to be a perceived bargain

  • 110 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Only seen him play in the confederations so couldn’t say but he looked absolute pony, like shola…….but sh1t!……er!

    I reckon even bent might (thankfully) be a no go as his wages are above are wage cap

  • 111 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    sky sports say we are back in for remy the alleged rapist

    again, hard to see him go anywhere for lower wages but we are unlikely to match what QPR paid him

  • 112 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Mash just called me, on transfers, he said rather cryptically: “Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.” – ya’ think he’s alluding to bringing Wise back to oversee dealings?

  • 113 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    SSN also says Spurs are in for Remy aswell, looks like another non starter us or Spurs hard choice.

  • 114 ToonMauritius // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Hi lads
    I”m getting sick like you all
    Remy & Zarate will be excellent signing for us, both for less than 10M as Zarate is free

  • 115 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Zarate is the Ameobi of Argentinian forwards.

  • 116 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    How can you get sick (in the downbeat sense) in Mauritius?

  • 117 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    People are complaining because nothing is being done to insure the same mistakes as last season, a promise made by the club

    Instead of shaking up the coaching/management team he’s sacked the managing director and appointed a delusion DOF with Tourette’s syndrome six months after he should of appointed someone in charge of transfers

    People are complaining because once again the club is a media circus

    People are complaining because we seem to be moving backwards

    People are complaining because most clubs signal intent by saying they will look to build on the previous season by strengthening and improving the team where needed, we signal intent by saying hopefully our players won’t leave and hopefully we will push top 10

    People are complaining because none of the TV revenue or sponsorship money seems to be being invested but rather to make the books look better

    People are complaining because there fed up with having this absolute wa nker making a mockery or there beloved club

    It has absolutely f all to do with marquee signings of bloody football manager

  • 118 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    @113 cos we’re all sick? Not yet. That’s just the vocal ones.
    @114 hahaha agreed

  • 119 ToonMauritius // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    hi mate, as soon i read your comment, i started laughing, my wife thinks that i have gone mad

  • 120 ToonMauritius // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Are you satisfied with our recruitment so far, i mean for this mercato, still searching for the rare birds

  • 121 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Laurent blanc is talking up cabaye, saying how much he admires him as a player
    PSG bid coming?

  • 122 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    So James Perch has been sold.

    The only player to actually improve in the last 2 years and Kinnear has sold him.

    Always did a good job in DM and was much better than Tiote last year.

    What about getting rid of all the actual rubbish first like: Obertan, Gosling, Ameobi, Jonas, Williamson etc.

    Kinnear’s not helping.

  • 123 ToonMauritius // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    @ 112
    Yes mate, it’s winter here

  • 124 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Wile our wage cap might be a good idea in one respect, but is it? If we find targets and then smaller clubs are willing to pay bigger wages and we keep loosing out thats a problem on its own. We’re in the Premier league and success has it’s price.

  • 125 tom68 // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM


    Spot on mate. I’m sick of hearing from the likes of TDS slagging people off for having an opinion or disagreeing with them. I only want some honesty and some bloody ambition

  • 126 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    You tell him and what has happened to the original TDS ?

  • 127 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    There’s all this talk of a striker but what about a RB, , I’ve just been reading and it doesn’t look too clever, if we don’t sign somebody who can genuinely challenge Debuchy for his place then we go back to the age old problem in Ashleys reign of having a situation where no matter how poorly a player plays he can’t be dropped because there simpy isnt anybody else.

  • 128 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Jail For Ashley

    We have Santon,Mbiwa and Anita who can all play there.

  • 129 I am a geordie // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    If i am honest i couldnt give a monkeys how good this bloke is i dont want another african striker that will go for afcon.
    I would rather us get bent and get remy in .

  • 130 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM


    We had nobody to push Danny Simpson for years.

    James Perch was never going to push anyone in the first team for a starting place and I for one am glad that he is away, it works out well for all involved.

  • 131 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Tbh I don’t mind having a different opinion or others having a different opinion, just annoys me when ppl assume when someone says they want to see some ambition they automatically assume you mean spend spend spend and spend big

    That’s not the case at all
    I want to see sensible squad investments and improvements through the club, signs that the club has a plan and a direction not just happy stagnating in mid to lower table

  • 132 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Just been checking out some pics of the first batch of players to return to training at Benton -on the official site.
    Apparently more returning tomorrow and the next day.
    No sign of Percy though. Percy has not been seen for a couple of weeks. Last seen in London in the company of a little fat bloke with a grey mullet hair cut.

  • 133 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    And look what happened to Simmo with no competition
    For me JFA is bang on, Eric pieters being another example of a player we missed out on
    We only have tav who is no better if not worse than Simmo
    MYM is needed at CB, santon is needed at LB and Anita is needed in midfield, it doesn’t matter if they can play RB or not these lads are starters not utility covers ffs

  • 134 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM


    Ambition for NUFC should be equal to or better than what Swansea have shown this past year.

    Eager to finish high in the table, looking to do well in domestic competitions, trying to play good football and investing properly in preparation for the new season. They have a Europa campaign coming up and have already signed 5 and looking to sign more.

    The owner, former MD and manager would have us believe we cannot compete with the big clubs, but the truth is we refuse to compete with any clubs.

    Worst team in the PL currently in terms of ambition, progress and quality.

    And we support them.

  • 135 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    JFK gets into punch up with some of NUFC’s youth players

    Dedicated to mister tuff

  • 136 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    You’ll get no argument here mate, said the other day Swansea are building a fantastic squad, none of this book balancing bollox ;)

  • 137 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM


    Re Perch:

    I’d rather have specialist replacements pushing and covering for the first 11 than utility players doing an average to good covering multiple positions.

    Perch gave 100% but never had any real quality to change a game or make an impact, so for me I’m glad he’s gone.

    However the club we support is full retard and he probably won’t be replaced making it suicidal to sell him.

    I agree with JFA we do need cover for Debuchy but we also need another CB, AM, LW, RW and a ST.

    No matter who we sell/replace we will always be weak in terms of depth and quality in depth whilst Ashley remains.

  • 138 Thump // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    @Belfast: Simpson leaving has nothing to do with a replacement for Perch. That’s a replacement all of it’s own. If Anita wants playing time and the only position to fill is fullback, I’ve a feeling he won’t have too many qualms with it.

    Regardless, I see Perch as a holding midfielder and that’s where my comment was directed. Chances are, if we keep hold of Gosling he could very well fill Perch’s boots (something I’d love to see, I still think he has a lot to offer if he gets a proper bite of the cherry – something we haven’t given him for whatever reason).

  • 139 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM


    The top 4 will all look to secure CL.

    It Looks like Spurs and Liverpool might be planning to go all out to push for CL.

    The clubs in and around us are wanting to push on and get as high as they can in the table by investing.

    With our lack of investment, new DOF and a tactically niaeve manager I’m thinking a possible fight with Crystal Palace and Hull for bottom.

  • 140 Miguel // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Does anyone know when Remy finds out if he is guilty or not?

  • 141 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Im not sure about Mwiba at RB but as tads says after STayors inevitable injury he will be needed as a CB ,if Santo slots into RB then who keeps Haidara on his game.We need two players for every position ffs.
    I remember an article that specifically stated that Anita had been given assurances that he wouldn’t be used long term as a full back as his favoured position is in the midfield.

  • 142 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Tads…better late than never :-)

    I’ll have to say I agree with everything in your post!

    I really think good deals can be made if we look the right places; and we need to make sure they are an upgrade to what we have already (we need more competition all around I think)

  • 143 Average_Contents // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    come on guys lets get Joe@JokeInEar trending on twitter he’s funny as fook! you following him now Ibiza and Torq?

  • 144 Average_Contents // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    come on lads lets get Joe@JokeInEar trending on twitter its funny as f**k! you following him yet Ibiza and Torq?

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    RE perch
    I think your under selling him a bit actually thought he’d turned into a decent player, will always remember his best performance for us at home vs Liverpool last season, he was a warrior! but I do get what your saying, and agree we do have to many jack of all trades and would much rather see a RB pushing for the RB spot rather than simply having a player who can cover there
    if needs be
    Also agree the need for a CB possibly 2 imo as for me willo and Taylor are to the same standard (unfortunately I think there the exact kind of player JFK loves)

    A LW is an absolute priority as is a CF, I believe you mentioned Mathias Suarez cracking player there are bigger and better bargains than Darren effin bent!

    RW cover is also much needed and with players such as ryad boudebouz in the last year of his contract you really have to wonder just who the hell we scouting in France if we have no tabs on players like this

    Once again agree a CAM is a must whether that be bringing in a De Jong or giving cabs more of a free role and bringing in a prospect like Barkley I’d be happy

    Just sad to see every club in the league showing some drive, and making the most of increased TV revenue were once again standing round with our hands in our pockets

    NUFC is starting to remind me of a lad with no confidence in a night club waiting round to the end of the night to see what girls are left knocking about…….

  • 146 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    tads – that link to your pic was grotesque.- but I do not think it was JK due to the lack of a grey mullet.

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Agree mate, think we saw at the start of last season what happens to our lads when there’s no pressure on there place in the squad!!!

  • 148 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Just 4 men mr tuff
    He invented hair dye don’t you know! Granted by accident during an experiment to solve global warming….

  • 149 hainesy // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    I see Palace have spent 4.5M (with add ons 8.5m) on Dwight Gayle from Peterborough. I really can’t help but think they’ve wasted an awful lot of money on a severely unproven striker even in the lower leagues.

  • 150 JAMSHA // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM


    atlest they can spend… we cnt even spend that amount on a striker..

  • 151 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    @_Happy_Gilmore: Best goal celebration ever?? -> #MustSee

    Lol quality!

  • 152 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM


    Maybe they have seen something in him they think can develop.

    Sure it’s a gamble but if it all goes wrong they’ll still get about half that money back.

  • 153 Ibizatoon // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Average…I am an avid follower.

    I am just about to start praising the man to see if I can get a re-tweet. Never actually tweeted anything, but the world should know the wonders of Joe and this is a cause I feel strongly about.

    Actually, just noted he has written to Ryan Taylor in reference to Perch being sold saying…

    Joe ?@JokeInEarNUFC 3h

    @TaylorR1984 Don’t worry you will be joining him soon ryan! #transfer

    Maybe I’ll hold off on tweeting for a bit and just watch from a distance :)

  • 154 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    miguel @135 -ref Remy he’s apparently on police bail pending enquiries (probably forensic results etc) -do not know when he has to respond – but when he does he could be charged, bailed for a further period pending enqs or released from bail with no further action being taken. I’m sure I read that the case involves the suspicion the woman was drugged – so potentially very very serious.

  • 155 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM


    I think all good sides have a hack of all trades who isn’t special but reliable.

    Man utd had the likes of oshea who played hundreds of games, nothing special but did well.

    With a team like ours where there’s no champs league and trophies its difficult to keep a full 2nd 11 happy and all waiting for a chance.

  • 156 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Mister tuff

    Not sure on the specifics of the case but few rape allegations actually make it to trial and fewer still result in a conviction.

    The problem is it takes time so if innocent we might miss the summer window and it would be silly to buy before a verdict.

  • 157 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Where has this link that we are talking to remy come from? Someone said SSN but I can’t find it anywhere

  • 158 GatesheadMag // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Well alls looking positive today i see….

  • 159 JAMSHA // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    can u giv da link for

  • 160 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Obviously JK has been busy on the phone to Vicente del Bosque, after the loss to Brazil hes probably wanting to pick his god like footballing brain.

  • 161 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Im a bit late but up until last night (which is the last info I got) we were still in touch with PEA but doubtful that we could get him.

    We are not interested in Bony at all. Never have been. He is no better than what we’ve got.

    There is absolutely no panic at all. A number of deals are in the pipeline. A Dutch playmaker along with an Italian defender were mentioned. But I was not told any names, sorry.

    I was told they won’t go crazy, but there is plenty money to spend and it will be spent wisely. The person I often speak with was very confident about it all.

  • 162 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM


    No idea. I haven’t heard anything. Avoided football for a month really. Just commenting on the view really

  • 163 I am a geordie // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Twatter rumour .
    Toon cantact qpr for mr loic remy

  • 164 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Fair do’s mate lets be honest not much to follow toon wise atm unless your intrested in stand up!

  • 165 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    We’re clearly getting rid of a few players then MA knows what he has to spend. The extra tv money will go straight into his back pocket. The only way it will come out will be january if it looks like we are going to be related again.

  • 166 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    I Am A Geordie
    Ah cheers mate so ppl saying its on sky a bit wide of the mark!!!

  • 167 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Remy chose QPR
    Said he picked the right club ,went off and got involved in some very shady police enquires.
    Scored a few goals but was injured alot.
    Sounds perfect……

    We need to get him on a massive contract for atleast 8 years ,maybe we could get him a house in the big market.

  • 168 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM


    It’s the 3rd of July mate! How can you possibly say that it looks like we’re not going to make a signing?

    Many of the players and managers are just back from their holidays too.

    There will never be any hard evidence that we’re linked to a player, you know the way the club works. Was there any hard evidence linking us to Cisse or Cabaye before they signed?

    The only clubs that work that way are the very top clubs. Why would we want to tell every single club that we’re after a player?

  • 169 Transfer Sage // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM


    Yeh. I find summers boring for football usually.

    The odd rumour bu lt most days nothing happens.

    I’ll just sit back and wait for the season to kick off and judge out business then. I’m in no rush for players to arrive. As long as they are here for the first game it’s ok.

  • 170 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM


    But there’s nothing to moan about yet! It’s the 3rd of July!

    Sure, I’ll be as peed off as the rest of you if it comes to 1st September and we haven’t signed at least 1 striker and 1 attacking player, plus replaced any first teamers that we’ve lost. But it’s the 3rd of July!

  • 171 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    ok lets just hope we sign these 5 players then we are good to go next season, jack rodwell ,grant hanley,,jordan rhodes, abel hernandez,pablo sarabia sign these and we win the league next season or if we dont we get second

  • 172 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    If Kebabs/Afrei dont leave we will spend 8m tops.
    MA will trouser the rest tv money etc as he thinks JK is the seconds coming of christ.

  • 173 GatesheadMag // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I hope we send scouts to sjp when harpers testimonials on. Couple of good freebies on show. I mean if were really reallly after matt taylor we might as have a look at those players

  • 174 JAMSHA // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Joe ?@JokeInEarNUFC

  • 175 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    abel hernandez

  • 176 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    transfer @150 – re Remy – just checked the Mirror said he was bailed until September -no specific date though. The transfer window is slightly extended this season until 11pm BST on Monday 2nd September. May not be enough time for any prospective purchasers to assess what is happening or probably the window will more than likely be closed BEFORE he returns to the cop shop. So I’m thinking it’s QPR next season -unless someone takes a massive gamble and I do not think anybody would be that daft – oh well I did forget about JK.

  • 177 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM


    Same response as above really. How do you know that nothing is being done to avoid the same mistakes as last season? For starters, we’ve appointed a DoF. Ok, I know he comes across as a complete idiot, but clearly MA has hired him to expedite the transfers. JFK is in charge of all football related matters, but I still wonder who is in charge of business related matters at the club…MA? Someone else? Vacant position?

    The club is a media circus because of JFK, I admit that. But we as fans hardly make it any better with our reactions.

    How are we moving backwards when we signed 5 players in January that will be in the first team and we lost only 1?

    The club has said that they are looking to strengthen, and they have said that top 10 is the minimum. You know they’re not going to come out and say “we have £20M to spend on a striker”.

    Look at the accounts! The TV and sponsorship revenue has been spent on something or other. Where else do you think it was going? Ok, in the last accounts, MA paid back about £10M or so for the loan he gave us when we were relegated. So what?

    Have people forgotten the insults from Shepherd and Douglas Hall? They ridiculed fans for buying replica shirts, ridiculed Alan Shearer, ridiculed Geordie girls and more. MA is an upgrade on that pair of idiots at least.

  • 178 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    pablo sarabia=

  • 179 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    We had a confirmed bid turned down for cisse in January so not exactly out the blue
    Cabaye was out the blue as was marveux
    The rest of the lads with the exception of gouffran we were pretty heavily linked with like Ba socks debs MYM Anita benny boy etc

  • 180 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    hope jfk has a look at that hernandez he looks quality

  • 181 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I hope I’m wrong but I think more players will go out than come in. MA will want to reduce the wage bill and give the young lads a chance since we haven’t as many games next season.

  • 182 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM


    Who have I slagged off?

    Funny that you’re sick of hearing me disagreeing with people.

    I want honesty and ambition from my club too. But I tell you what, a lot of the stuff on here (links to players, ITKs, financial stuff) is complete and utter garbage and many people just lap this crap up without questioning it. It then becomes “fact” and is used to beat the rest of us with, when it wasn’t even true when it started.

    As for ambition…I know what I don’t want – I don’t want the old boom and bust days where we’re get into Europe by spending loads of money (that we didn’t have) on big name players and then we’d finish bottom half the next season.

    Just check out our league finishes over the last 20 years and compare them to the top 6 teams. Please do that. You’ll see that they all (with the exception of City who obviously arrived in that top 6 later) have one thing in common – consistency.

    Do you really want us to go into debt to target the top 4? If we fail then we won’t be able to pay the top players, our squad will fall apart and we could end up like Leeds. If we do it properly, then we’ll build slowly and break into that top 6 regularly in due course.

    Purely on a financial basis. Spurs’ revenue is 50% higher than ours. That’s a fact, and unless you expect MA to spend his own money on transfers (and exclude us from Europe under FFP), what do you actually expect us to do???

  • 183 lukes26 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    My guess is that newcastle signs Loic Remy and no one else.

    This would be fine by me, as long as Ashley and Co. dont overspend for him.

    Lets be honest. We opened our Christmas gifts in January. It’s a bit silly to be crying now that there are no new signings this summer.

  • 184 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM


    Linked with them for a few days before they signed anyway…along with 200 other players that we didn’t actually sign.

    Debuchy is the only one I remember being heavily linked with for a long time.

  • 185 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Meh. What day is it?

    I know Kinnear hasn’t had time to make a total train wreck but I am sure he will try his best. Its ok to wait and see but so far, he is a pr disaster (and this is where disaster is an appropriate word and not hyperbole) and if thats any indication of how he intends to comport himself with the press and his peers then I see little good in it all. In the end though, we have little choice but to watch this bizzare tableau unfold, it’ll be fun though, in a cringeingly embarrassing practical-joke reality show kind of way.

    And btw, IF we are really peering into the possibility of signing Remy, well thats just fantastic isn’t it? That is where we are is it? Hanging around waiting for a player who followed his wallet to a doomed side in preference to another slightly less doomed one, only we can’t rush as we have to wait and see if he has committed a heinous crime or not, as his potential of going to jail will really put a crimp in pre-season plans. Wonderful.

  • 186 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    The next edition of the Oxford English Thesauraus will be rebranded the Oxfor English Tsunkisaurus.

    Really? Comport….

  • 187 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Rumours of we have agreed 8 m £ with Remy. Just saw it from some random guy from twitter so it’s the opposite of a reliable source.

  • 188 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I wonder what our squad really think of the mad house thats called NUFC?

  • 189 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    i see we are interested in a striker inminent signing A Biro the striker from a league

  • 190 lukes26 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Yes Remy might be a Greedy Rapist, but he’ll be OUR greedy rapist

  • 191 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    You’ve answered your own question

    The evidence that there making the same mistakes is appointing a DOF, with no experience and heavy delusions, 5 months late
    If your going to bring someone I to work specifically on transfers you don’t do it a couple of weeks before the window opens, clubs start negotiating deals months before the window opens

    Also sacking the MD with no replacement just before the window opens is fcuking ridiculous if he wasn’t happy due to the January window he should of gone then

    The 5 players you mention in January were supposed to be in the summer, if we were in the top ten no way they would of arrived, that was confirmed by dekka

    How are we moving backwards?
    I don’t see a relegation battle as progress do you?
    Under Ashley we finished 12th, relegated, promoted, 12th, 5th, then 16th
    That is one good season in 6
    During the season of our 5 th place finish the club stated categorically its aim, it’s main priority, was to have Newcastle united challenging for honours and to be regularly in competition for at least a Europa league spot to put the club “back where it belongs”
    Here we are, one season later, that statement has changed to we can’t compete with the top 6, were aiming for at least top 10
    How the hell is progress

    What has the Increased TV revenue and new wonga sponsorship been spent on?
    A pair of gates? Sure as sh1t hasn’t been on the “priority improvement of our youth academy” (another club target)
    It’s certainly not been on improving the coaching staff
    So what has it gone on? Balancing the bloody books whoop dee doo the footies shite to watch but at least the books make a canny read

    As for hall and Shepard I couldn’t care less about the mocking girls legends or fans, at least they gave a toss about what was happening on the pitch

    You mention a £20 mil CF again, no one is asking for that, ffs PEA was €13 mil that’s nout for a top CF

  • 192 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Joe Blog – as I said before, I make you laugh, I make you think..

    Comport is a real word, a bit like Compote which is a kind of jam. mmmm….jam.

    Anyway, keeping standards up like what it is I do is hard.

  • 193 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    elloquently put sir

  • 194 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Lock up your daughters bramble n remy are hitting the town!

  • 195 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    you used to stick a printer in a com port

  • 196 djm... // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    We know mike Ashley is no mug when it comes to negotiations, as seen with the likes of the Nolan and Barton contracts. There is no way he will be signing a player that is accused of tape and pissed him about just six months ago.

  • 197 roe997 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Is that right? Zarate is on a free? Was a decent turn and im sure lazio signed him for 20m with a 60m release clause.once upon a time. Dnt know how good he is now. I remember is was messi esk at birmingham, lol no where near as good like ha

  • 198 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    theres no way on gods green earth we are getting remy ,dont think he is welcome at st james

  • 199 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    yeah zarate on a free but he is off to valencia

  • 200 HullMag6 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Agreed on that TDS

  • 201 Dondatta13 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    When we got relegated last time out, as much as it pained me… I thought it done us the world of good.

    We cleared the decks of players who just didnt wish to be hear and play for the shirt…

    How bad are things getting with the club that a small part of me is thinking that with the near miss of survival last term, the appointment of JFK. Wonga shirt sponsorship, the sale of Perchino coupled with the alledged interest in Bent, Remy, Matt Taylor…

    Maybe we need to take a step back in order to progress agin?

    I don’t think Pardew will last till Christmas tbh… If the negative vibes continue from the stands towards the club, that too will have an adverse effect on a team that woefully under performed (tactics and injuries)…

    The only way that Mike gets a bloody nose would be for the house of cards to collapse and part of me thinks… It would serve HIM right!

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