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This Top Midfielder Has Improved Big Time At Newcastle

6:49 pm, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 290 Comments

Laurent Blanc formed a good relationship with Yohan Cabaye while he was the French manager, and it was Blanc who gave Cabaye his full French debut in the friendly match against Norway in August of 2010, after France’s disastrous World Cup in South Africa, when they didn’t even reach the knock-out rounds.

yohan cabaye   both hands up

Yohan Cabaye – PSG still keen on Newcastle midfielder

Since that time Cabaye has become a mainstay in the France side, and last summer the Newcastle player was one of their best players during the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.

So it’s hardly surprising when Laurent was appointed PSG manager on June 25th to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who left to manager Real Madrid, that he talked about Cabaye being his top target for the summer.

Yohan Cabaye now has 22 caps and one goal for France, and all his caps have come in the short two years he’s been at Newcastle, and while Yohan suffered a lapse in form in the final few months of last season, he’s still a very good player and has improved a lot while at Newcastle.

And of course Blanc is still asked about Cabaye, and he had this to say:

“He can play in several different positions.” “Yohan is a very interesting player.”

Monaco are the other rich French club who have expressed an interest in Cabaye, and their CEO Vadim Vasilyev recently described the Newcastle midfielder as “an exciting player.”

Yohan will be back on Tyneside next week to begin pre-season training with manager Alan Pardew, and while he was supposed to be upset bu Joe Kinnear calling him Yohan Kebab in that infamous and embarrassing talkSPORT interview, we wonder if that’s really true.

Maybe he now realizes that our new Director of Football keeps putting his foot in his mouth – almost every time he opens it – and that it wasn’t personal.

But it’s fairly simple where Yohan’s future lies – and if either PSG or Monaco bid £25M in cash up front, he will return to the French first division, and for Cabaye that will be a step down in class from the Premier League.

And Yohan would do well to look at his phenomenal progress while he’s been at Newcastle, and stay here and help Newcastle fight for a top six or top eight position next season in the Premier League.

That’s what we need right now, and if we can just keep our best players this summer, our squad is still a strong one.

At a minimum we need two good strikers brought in to help Papiss Cisse with the goal-scoring duties, and we should be in decent shape for the new season.

With captain Fabricio Coloccini staying at the club, and with new French recruits in Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massadio Haidara – our defense should be much stronger next season.

It’s just a little frustrating that we seem to keep missing out on our transfer targets, because we will not spend the money necessary to bring top players to the club.

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290 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Toonarmydownsouth
    3 mins ago
    TDS
    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

  • 2 josh // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Just seen nufc.com call kinnear the director of f***all lol. God that made me chuckle.

  • 3 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    same old same old

  • 4 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Well I think he will get some decent competition playing in the CL for PSG as well as playing against top quality players at Monaco.

    Also, he did not have a great season in 12/13, after 11/12

  • 5 djm... // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:55 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.

  • 6 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    TADS

    We weren’t in a position to start working on the transfers that we really need until we knew what league we’d be in. If we’d been relegated, our whole transfer plan would be different to what it is now, as many of our best players would have been off.

    What does the MD have to do with the transfer window? That’s JFK’s baby now, whether we like it or not. The MD is needed to ensure the club as a whole runs smoothly.

    I’ve discussed the reasons for our poor season more times than I could count. The injuries and poor form from key players contrasts massively to the same situation the season before. 5th was an over-performance due to key players playing really well all season, 16th was the opposite due to the opposite reason. Same players. We should be 7th/8th.

    We haven’t even received the increased TV revenue or Wonga sponsorship from what I understand! That’s for next season! And yeah, hopefully some of it will be funding some players, for which we have another 8 weeks…

    We don’t know what PEA will go for, and as others have pointed out, why would he have joined us over Dortmund?

  • 7 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    thats it ashley self self self thats why his wife did a runnner

  • 8 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    You would think its impossible but if we signed Remy it would make us look even more foolish.
    Maybe we could pair him with Bellamy.

  • 9 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    LAd’s , Im a little bit scared ..I think our DOF might have some health issues up top …first decision he makes is to kick out Perch ..who was doing well with us and a vastly improved player ..Cannot understand this ..unless. unless, he is a part ex for McMananamanaman …?

    If got a feeling that Ashley has pulled the biggest stroke yet on uz Fans and hired someone with MHI…

    If we have looked a bit of a circus in the past ..the worst is yet to come !

    Does anyone think Joe needs Help ? , the way he talks and all the fantisising he does ? its bloody strange .

    Does Joe Kinnear have Mental health issues and is in need of help ?

  • 10 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    How can anyone say Hiring JFK shows a lack of ambition btw? I’d say it was highly ambitious to employ a decrepit demented fantasist (I think I shook Joe Blog off halfway through that bit) with a deteriorating heart complaint to run your high-stakes football club and expect it to actually work. :)

  • 11 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    JK needs to look at this

    http://www.mind.org.uk/

  • 12 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Like one or two radgee’s on this ere Blog ..we might have a DOF that needs Some Help in the grey matter dept’.

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    OG…a bit of Alzheimers and Tourettes ;)

  • 14 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Everything is Rosey behind the scenes.

    After constant shite from the thick cnut Kinnear, Pards has not said a word which for him is even more surprising.

    Whats worse is there is no doubt Cabaye will want to leave and who can blame him. Our small, injury prone squad is getting smaller and our most realistic targets are Aston Villa and West Ham subs WTF.

  • 15 Tsunki // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    djm @5 – accused of Tape as well? Has he no shame?

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    He might also suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder since that CV of his is definitely not his ;) lol

  • 17 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    he certainly is emptying the stadium with this shambolic circus act

  • 18 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    You think with JKs help we might go another season without scoring from a corner?

  • 19 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    na may get 1/2 og though

  • 20 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    MInd..scuse me ….When I talk of JOe and his strange behavior I do this very tongue in Cheek ..Anyone who does have issues up top has my sympathy

  • 21 roe997 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

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  • 22 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Alzheimers,

    Memory problems: For example, forgetting the way home from the shops, or being unable to remember names and places.
    Mood changes: Particularly as the parts of the brain that control emotion become affected by disease. People with dementia may also feel sad, frightened or angry about what is happening to them.
    Communication problems: For example, a decline in the ability to talk, read and write.

    :)

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    TDS
    What? So just stroll along with forward planning because ho hum were not sure what league were going to be in!!

    Of course the can plan for next season in the prem and start contact
    If we got relegated then I’d fully expect them to have a contingency plan in place ready to go into effect

    What does the MD have to do with the window? Until this window everything, who’s working on looking to secure additional funding from additional sponsorship deals etc now? Nobody

    Every team has received the TV revenue why do you think clubs are actually strengthening and spending immediately and seeing as wongas contract has already started they will be paying us

    We know what PEA will go for because the fee has been agreed
    Dortmund showed intrest only after lewondowski announced his desire to leave, we should of tied him in bloody jan when sold Ba not looking to replace a player several months later once again chancing half a season with only one able CF

    Still failing to see this ambition

  • 24 toon22 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Agree its meant as a bit of fun,its obviously a sad and awful disease.

  • 25 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Tsunki

    I know comport is a word, but outside of using it to fit a rhyming scheme in one of your pretentious poems, I’m sure the colloquial ‘conduct’, would’ve sufficed.

    Or is this your testing ground for using new words you’ve recently learnt, to help memorise them? Never know when one of your hipster chums will hit you with ‘maudlin’ or ‘detritus’ – oh the perils!

  • 26 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    My post @20, I say this before I get attacked by a Radgee.

    Kinda like defensive driving …

    Have you noticed lads’ N’ Lasses as soon as you hit the highway in your Car you come across a nutter within mins ?

    You tell yourself your going to have a nice peaceful day as you set off..within a few mins your ^%£%”%”%£–%%&*^*(&( !!! Nearly Killed me the BAs **rd…

  • 27 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Online Guy

    Good backtracking there.

  • 28 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    We signed our striker then…

    Olivier Kemen

  • 29 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Does anyone else get the urge to give Andy Murrays mother a back handed pimp slap or is it just me ? :)

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    BPC
    Your not alone mate!
    Same goes for Murray, bloody mummy’s boy!

  • 31 jmcreavy91 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    “I don’t see a relegation battle as progress do you?
    Under Ashley we finished 12th, relegated, promoted, 12th, 5th, then 16th”

    Promoted, 12th, 5th, 16th. Of the last 4 years; we’ve been on an upward curve for 3/4 of them. Last year could be an anomaly and according to history it may well be. Short memories on some of you. We weren’t relegated long ago.

  • 32 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    TADS

    I’m not aware of many clubs that have announced they are appointing a DoF in the last few months of the season. I’m not sure I like the ideas either, as it could create disruption with the manager and the squad. Especially if you appoint one who keeps spouting off garbage in the press…

    With the Wonga deal just tied up and the new TV deal due to come into affect for next season, there appears to be a lull in the MD role now. I don’t know if MA is taking up the slack or someone else, but I’m sure it will be made clear sooner or later.

    Just because some clubs have already strengthened, it doesn’t mean that we won’t. I don’t see it as a big deal that we haven’t signed anyone yet. Under Shepherd, virtually every transfer was done in the last week!

    Why do you think PEA would have joined us? Where’s the official announcement on the transfer fee? How do we know he’s even a target?!

  • 33 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Aye Joe , hey Joe .. Im off to the attic ..hiding .. Naw not really I git some real nasty Job to do up there ..new floor nearly done mate.

  • 34 croftus5678 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    i get the feeling jk wants to make a name for himself without actually knowing how to do it !

    he’s changing not only the things that was wrong or bad (i.e. getting the lesser players out and making sure pards can not pick the lesser players when better are availible) but he doesnt understand we need those better players in also when our injuries kick into action.

    and the transfer scheme is another puzzle “we will pay the money for that special player we need” makes me think wheyhey 15m+ striker here we come ! but erm…no..>..<

    all we needed was 2 strikers and 2 wingers and we would have an awsome team ! the wingers dont even have to be world class just someone who can run and cross (and doesnt have to be a ben arfa) and even the second striker can be a marcus bent (just someone to fall back on when things go pear shaped) but a top striker imo is a must even if cisse had managed 20 last season (ended on 8) its not enough +he could easily get injured ect.

  • 35 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    And we were relegated with a squad full of mostly overpaid and overvalued players signed (or agreed to be signed) under Shepherd.

    Here’s our most regular squad based on appearances that season:
    Given/Harper
    Beye
    Enrique (very poor at the time)
    Colo (also poor at the time)
    Basssong/Saylor
    Duff (poor)
    Jonas
    Guthrie (definitely not good enough)
    N’Zogbia/Nolan/others
    Martins
    Owen

    Think of the wages that some of those players were on, mostly very very high. That’s what put us in the financial mess too.

  • 36 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Ashley does not trust Pardew fully..After a lot of thought this is my opinion. Joe is ready to step in ..

    If perch is away under Pardew’s nose and he wanted to keep him then the first blow has been struck ..

    Pardew could wait it out though ..he’s been through some dodgy times, he is a stayer ..

    What will Ashley do next to try and force Pardew’s hand

    How will we all feel when Joe is announced as Manager?

    Its on the card’s

  • 37 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    TDS
    The fee was a reported one so may be slightly off but remember reading a statement somewhere a while back that St.Ettienne confirmed they had rejected a bid from us
    I believe yeah he would of joined us if we would of gone for him either very early after the season finished or in January when we should of signed Ba’s replacement!

  • 38 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Jmcreavy91
    Given out squad when relegated promotion was a must, end of
    12th, 5th, 16th is not an upward curve

  • 39 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Considering it’s PSG I don’t want him to go for any less than £30m. Any less would just be a wasted opportunity.

    Not that I want him to go that is.

  • 40 hainesy // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    For any who doesn’t know Oliver Kemen is a CDM and not an ST.

  • 41 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    @ONLINE – I thought it was really strange to get rid of Perch considering he seems to be one of Pardew’s favourites. I can’t imagine him being one of the first that Pardew suggested to get rid of.

    Plus, haven’t we just had a whole year of saying “the squad isn’t big enough”?

    Or are we now so ‘lucky’ to have failed miserably so we’re not in europe?

  • 42 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    TADS

    Yeah, I would have loved to have seen us sign a top striker in January to replace Ba, but we know the club won’t be pushed into signings. They’re following the Arsenal model there.

    There was also an article (including on this site!) that we had a £15M bid turned down because a Russian club outbid us. So which is true?

    We don’t know what is really happening behind the scenes.

  • 43 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    supposedly very little

  • 44 Dondatta13 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Repost…

    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!

  • 45 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    hainesy – transfermarkt reckons he is a striker, nufc.com is saying striker/attacking midfielder

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Here’s our most regular squad based on appearances that season:
    Given– sold for a tidy profit in jan Harper low wages

    Beye low wages

    Enrique (very poor at the time) became one of the clubs best assets and left because he felt MA had no ambition, sound familiar

    Colo (also poor at the time) one of the clubs biggest assets, MA offered him big new contract

    Basssong signed by Ashley for half a mil sold for £8 mil hardly cost Ashley like

    Saylor offered a bumper contract by Ashley the relegation season not hall or Shepard

    Duff (poor) undisclosed fee

    Jonas ash offered big new contract

    Guthrie (definitely not good enough)hardly a costly player for the lad

    N’Zogbia sold for a £5.75 mil profit and got Ryan Taylor
    Nolan signed by ash

    Martins sold for £9 mil lost £2 mil on what was paid for him

    Owen only player Ashley lost out on, although the fee wasn’t as much as reported due to monies owed from Madrid for woodgate

    So overall ash recouped a fair old whack of that squad

  • 47 dalton7675 // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    He really fu#ks me off Mike Ashley., why buy a massive football club like ours if hes not willing to strenghen the squad when its needed! we had one good striker last year when ba left and what did he do buy 2 defenders, a midfielder and an attacking midfielder, wheres the 2 strikers we need!!!! ciise cant do it alone and ameobi is useless! How many of you’s know that Mike Ashley is 369 richest person in the world! check it out on the forbes rich list, Im gratefull he payed our debts off and has helped us out but my god man we need players strikers no more midfielders we have got enough!

  • 48 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    sounds like Olly is so good, he can even be a world beater in goal

  • 49 hainesy // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    P – Julien Lauren’s works in France and he said on TalkSport that he was an ‘Alex Song’ type holding midfielder.

  • 50 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Iv been trying (as usual, once a week or so !) to get some info on transfer dealings ..One of the young Academy coaches comes here ..as in the past he always tells me he gets to know nothing ..its all guarded and secretive ..So if he knows nowt … (and I respect his word ) We are all jumping about with nothing to go on. Best just wait and see … Saying all that I don’t push him too far as he is very Loyal to the club and won’t have a bad word said . .

    Will just have to get the thumb screws out !

  • 51 hainesy // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Kemen interview explaining position -
    http://m.talksport.co.uk/radio/hawksbee-and-jacobs/130628/laurens-newcastle’s-pursuit-aubameyang-kemen-and-zouma-200593

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    TDS
    Tbf we could probably bore the blog to death arguing the pro’s and cons of Ashley, so think we will prob have to agree to disagree,
    For me i will not be convinced we are moving forward if a) the academy isn’t upgraded to cat A
    B) sensible squad investment
    C) 7th/8th place finish

  • 53 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    To make this lack of transfer activity less painful, here is our current best 11 IMO :

    —————————–Krul—————————–

    –Debuchy——–Collo———M’biwa——–Santon–

    —————-Sissoko—————-Anita—————-

    ——–HBA————-Cabaye———-Marveaux——

    —————————–Cisse—————————–

    Still very strong and on paper level with Everton IMO. Perfectly capable of a top 10 finish.

  • 54 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    @dalton – because unlike most others Ashley bought us as a business investment. The premier league is watched throughout the world- what he loses through buying it he gets in massive advertising.

    I thought this sums up his thoughts- whilst qualifying for europa league we had a game against the Greek side Atromitos.
    Understandably there wasn’t a huge crowd yet EVERY advertising board was changed just for this one match.

    The advertising board for just this one game? http://www.SportsDirect.GR….

  • 55 Ginger // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    168ToonDarnSarf

    Ginger

    Last summer nothing much had happened by now, I believe we had signed Amalfitano on a free but nobody else yet. We were being linked heavily with De Jong but lost him similar to Aubameyang this season. Look how that transfer window ended up. Sure we got signings in, but there were far more important signings that we needed to get.

    The fact that are actual target Andy Carroll who Alan Pardew has said he’s wanted was let go of so easily says it all. Sure I didn’t want him at the club, but for the manager to want him that much you’d think we would have made an attempt to bid.

    It’s also becoming harder for us to hide our transfers, although Cabaye and Cisse came out of nowhere, just look at Loic Remy. Everybody knew about that.

    Since our scouting policy is so good, we are being scouted ourselves. Somebody mentioned yesterday or the day before that Alan Pardew has said he wanted three players through the door by pre-season training.

    With all this extra money coming in, I have a feeling Mike Ashley will pocket it and claim we struggled to get them through the door.

    Sure, I hope they prove me wrong. But I highly doubt they will.

  • 56 ONLINE GUY // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    gonufc (not Arf’ bad)

    Aye , I find it strange to , Your dead right in what you say ..I can’t fathom the Perch sale out ..it makes no sense at all ,,and If its done over the Managers head then are we in for more trouble ?

    I will never understand the goings on of the club I love ..still never a day without some crazy news for uz eh ?

  • 57 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Why hasn’t there been any bids as such?

    Where is the planning, they have a list of targets?

    I don’t want to hear about it’s only 3 days in, Carr has been scouting and watching players since he has been here. We are trailing again, players are being snapped up.

    Brilliant, we have a list of targets, then we employ a DOF that decides if we want them or not. Dear me.

    Can we safely say that Carr’s hard work and clocked up air miles have been a waste by having a DOF threw in amongst it all right now? Is it having an effect on this window? It certaintly has got to slow it down. It’s up in the air right now.

    We have Carrs lists, what Pardew wants and then Joe Kinnear to decide if it’s what we really need?

    Why wasn’t Joe brought in through January? Planning planning planning. Where is the common sence? Why? Forward thinking does not happen under Ashleys ownership at this club, atleast not on the footballing side.

    5 year plan?

    Inept squad, no stability, terrible PR, resignations, miffed manager and coaching set-up, poor planning.

    Have a good neet lads.

  • 58 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    bang on toon p

  • 59 toon kk // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Big pappa cisse….not a bad team on paper but where’s the pace and where’s the goals coming from?

  • 60 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    this club is so full of it its like a slurry tank

  • 61 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Ginger@55,
    Who is saying what ?

  • 62 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    evening lads I see its the same old same old and no purple signing of yet
    first may I thank perchinio for his service and would like to wish the lad all the best in his future endeavour’s at wigan.i know he wasn’t the most gifted player to don a black and white shirt ,but over the last two seasons has definitely been one of our more reliable and consistent players.
    has hazzy1 been around at all today re siem de jong. heard from Louis laros that there has been no official approach for the ajax captain

  • 63 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    In a ideal world Monaco & Psg get into a bidding war for him

  • 64 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    @ Toon-Prodigy

    That is a question I posed a couple of days ago. That’s why I am so anxious about our first signing this window as we know it will have Kinnear’s stamp of approval. If it turns out to be someone like De Jong or Remy then fair enough, but if it is someone like Bent I will be Fuming.

    You can imagine Carr handing Kinnear his little black book of targets, only for Joe to say put it in my suggestion box, which turns out to be the paper shredder.

  • 65 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Remy & Bent in would be a good start.

    But if Spurs are interested in Remy he’ll go there.

  • 66 Dondatta13 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Our luck is such that we (Ashley) gambles on Remy and he gets serious jail time mid season…

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    djm, previous post
    “We know mike Ashley is no mug when it comes to negotiations”
    Is that why Demba Ba left for 7M,Danny Simpson left for free and Leon Best was allowed to leave for 3M what with an injury to Cisse would have had us relegated ,Debuchy was lost apparently for half a million quid in which my opinion ruined last season along with a reported 1M extra for Douglas which was another hammer blow in our demise last time out,so please do tell wtf are you on about ?

  • 68 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Supermac:“The only reason Jonas played so much last season is because of a clause in his contract saying ‘if fit, plays’!”

    Anybody see this ?
    It would actually explain a lot if true.

  • 69 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    cordozo or nowt

  • 70 stretchintoon // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    7:30pm just got in from work & still we havent signed anyone!!!!!

  • 71 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    best not be crouchie

  • 72 WWYCD // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Beginning to look a little slim pickings for striker options isn’t it? PSGs interest in Cabaye has been around for awhile and if they bid enough he’ll go but does he mean as much to them as the price tag we put on him that will be the question

    Any decent new links today then?

  • 73 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Cabaye can leave provided Matuidi and Gaimero come the other way.

  • 74 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Gents, Please stop getting so worked up. The club are working very hard. I have some great contacts and rest assured there is a lot going on.

    I already explained in the previous blog post and now I’ve just had more info.

    There is a player arriving tonight. Unfortunately this is where I get slagged off because I don’t know who it is. But neck on the line time. Tonight is the night.

    Have some faith. It’s a great club and there are reasons why they don’t tell the public about transfers and why they always insist on confidentiality.

  • 75 Average_Contents // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Hey guys just seen on ssn that st ettiens president has said the deal for pea is nearly done and dusted bar a few last minute things but he’s got the nod to go for his medical! Not saying we were in for him anyway but what a player to miss out on if we was!

  • 76 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    and who are you secret sausage are you in the circle a trust or somic

  • 77 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    big papa -menez and sackho would be a nice option as well

  • 78 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Hard to have faith in a guy called secret sausage :) .

    My problem with ITK’s is that they pop up out of nowhere and expect us to believe what they write as Gospel. Not saying people don’t have contacts or know something the average Joe doesn’t but unless they back it up with either

    a) Previously proven to be correct
    b) some actual proof other than words on a screen

  • 79 King Arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Secret sausage heres to hoping your right mate i for one think someone will be in by friday dinner time i have already said that im hearing where in talks with arsenal over the loan of the ox but also that where recieving bids for ben arfa from a “russian” club sure we can all guess who thats if its true in the 1st place and even if it was no chance hed go to russia anyway!!!!!

  • 80 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    its bent horsesh1t

  • 81 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    i think cabaye be gone and jack rodwell be signed very soon or thats what i hope happens if we sell

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I won’t be sucked in

  • 83 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    TADS

    A) the academy isn’t upgraded to cat A
    B) sensible squad investment
    C) 7th/8th place finish

    I couldn’t agree more with you there.

    I’m not a mega Ashley fan, I do think he’s an upgrade on what we had before but I am frustrated with some of his decisions (KK, Wise, JFK twice). I’d also love it if we had an owner who wanted to put his own money into the club as a labour of love. But we don’t have that, so yeah, those 3 things would make me pretty happy.

  • 84 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    aye sort of. so many ITK’s on here. The club say very little but I am friendly with some people. You just see if I am right. Im only letting you know what little they tell me. Last nights chat was really good and I didnt expect anything this quick but one of my mates is now saying that a player is arriving tonight and tomorrow we will find out who it is.
    If thats not great info I don’t know what is.

    If it’s wrong I won’t post again, don’t worry.

  • 85 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    ive been correct on cisse ,obertan but they where guesses

  • 86 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    All I hear is little bits and pieces and there’s been no mention of Ben Arfa leaving.

    But even though I admit to just getting little bits and bobs I am telling you now that they say a player will arrive tonight.

    I think somebody needs to get to the airport and monitor the doors. It’s not far from me, maybe I should do it.

  • 87 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Ginger

    Yes. And the club has admitted that they dropped the ball last summer. Why do you assume that they’ll make the same mistake again?

    I don’t care if Pardew wanted Carroll at the club. There was no way we were going to pay £15M and £100kpw wages so it was never going to happen. I’m sure Pardew wants Messi and Ronaldo too, but that’s not going to happen either.

    Everyone knew about Remy…we were linked with loads of strikers and about a day or two before it all went wrong we were then heavily linked with Remy and it looked like it was tied up. The genuine link in the media was literally just a few days before he signed (for QPR)..

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, MA isn’t just pocketing money. And if you don’t believe it, check the accounts. He has given interest free loans, so he’s entitled to reclaim that money if he wants to, and I’d rather he’d given us those loans than we had to go to a bank to get the money.

  • 88 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I will cover the airport and mikeashleyisamackem can cover the A19 in case it’s Sessegnon!!!

    TADS can cover the A1 for Bent.

  • 89 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    hes arriving by panda car its remy

  • 90 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    for me its cordozo or nothing come on tight wad flash the clubs cash

  • 91 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    i work for the airport and am a pure spy and there is no one arriving by plane on behalf of newcastle united unless it is booked by a person like an agent but normally you find out when a footy player is arriving especially when windows open

  • 92 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    it goes round like wild fire and they are good tippers so the baggage carriers are shit hot when it comes to people with money

  • 93 psutty80 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Evening all, I don’t post much but I am always reading ed’s articles and see what everyone comments.
    I’ve seen some comments on twatter that people are starting to talk about max gradel
    .. never heard of him, couldn’t even tell you what club/league hes from let alone position.
    Gutted that we missed out on aubameyang, but realise that we haven’t got that ambition from the board.

  • 94 pawl250 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Big Pap Cisse I have said the same several times this team is good enough for a top 10 finish.

    I admit with abit more ambition and £ out the club in terms of quality coming in to add depth the likes of Spurs/Liverpool etc have we could challenge top 6.

    I mean your team I would make a couple of changes I.e Colo/Mbiwa swap for foots etc and I would possibly play Cabaye in deep lying role instead Sissoko, as I think if Sissoko sorts his shooting he could easily be double figures kind of player. I would like to see him in his prime position on DM though.

    Look at the bench beyond ur named team though!

    Elliot
    Haidara
    STaylor
    Tiote
    Jonas
    Gouffran
    Amoebi/ or Campbell

    Its still a pretty strong bench, without mentioning those that constantly started or were seen on bench last season.

    Tavernier, Ferguson, Williamson, Gosling, Perch (obv left now), Vuckic, Sammy, RTaylor, Abeid, Bigirmana, Ameobi or Campbell

    Not that that all of those are not good enough, but they did populate the bench or soemtimes starting 11 last season quite alot!

    Some I.e Bigi should arguably be on the bench and getting game time with his potential! Not Obertan!!

    We have a decent team, we just need to lose dead weight and buy 2-3 players max!

    Personally a versatile young right back/centre back, winger/attacking midfielder, preferably can deliver a decent high and low cross first time! and a decent striker who can adopt wide and central position I.e Remy like, not Remy, but similar mold so to speak.

    Why people are in panic I do not know!

  • 95 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    already got the airport covered and my gaffa even has been checking and theres nowt happening unless sunderland are paying for there flights again

  • 96 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Secretsausage
    No chance mate I’m not interrupting my fifa night to see that t1t Darren bent driving toon bound!

  • 97 King Arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Well mikeashleyisamackem that can only equal one thing they aint coming via a flight at least not newcastle so that would indicate its an english based player which then tells me its Bent oh god im gunna be sick!!!!!

  • 98 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Pork sausage or steak sausage ?

  • 99 King Arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Id literally rather lick my mum out then see Bent in the black and white that is the mighty newcastle united!

  • 100 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    its secret sausage for a reason.
    king arfa-oh my god !!!

  • 101 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    max leeds player of couple seasons ago age?/ coo ?

  • 102 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Psutty80
    He used to play for Leeds then signed for st ettienne, LW I think

  • 103 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    maybe its rooney ha

  • 104 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Secret sausage is beardo back from his blog grave!

  • 105 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Afternoon lads,

    A big from PSG look very likely now that Lauren Blanc is an admirer and mentioned how he can play in multiple positions, by this I suspect he meant Center Midfield, Deep Lying Midfield, Attacking Midfield and Defending midfielder. Its looking more likely that there will be a bid coming in but Cabaye would want to stay here in BPL as he has stated many times. But if we receive a bid above £20m and over I think he will get no choice other then be forced to leave my Mike and Co.

    This is all from adding 1+1=2. Basically not rumours just what is said from both parties. I am in no position to make silly rumours or suggest A is going to B and X Y and Z.

  • 106 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    He’s a good player we were linked with him a few times when he was at Leeds. Small pacey winger.

    Would be a good buy imo

  • 107 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    More like Evening Lads**** my bad.

  • 108 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    King arfa I’d be crawling up to that reclining chair if I were you

  • 109 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I must say I like this, very funny re. wor Dan

    https://twitter.com/vurnonmarveaux/status/352515375767904256/photo/1

  • 110 psutty80 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Thanks tads,just looked him up, hes 25, looks like he’s been injured for a while. Don’t think he’ll add anything to us. Again pure rumours on twatter.

  • 111 Belfast // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I don’t think licking your own mum out would be something you would enjoy like. Don’t do it.

  • 112 King Arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Ye i think your right mate bent the bender is on his way but if iteant he would come then id get me toothbrush and hope for the best

  • 113 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    @111 yes, and who would want to queue up to do it?

  • 114 jonobbad // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Secretsausage = beattie25

  • 115 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Remy in talks with nufc 100% true. Bent seen as ameobi replacement not no 1 striker target

  • 116 King Arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Cant taste any worse than big foots dick lol

  • 117 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    We were linked with Max Gradel before he went to St Etienne. Does not look like we are going in for him, his 25, championship quality at best and does not have a sell on value in future but if we got him under £2.5m I wouldn’t mind giving him a chance.

  • 118 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Can’t believe people don’t want darren bent in, we have shola FFs come on lads give ya heed a shake

  • 119 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    mikeashleyisamackem
    So do you always find out when they are on a flight? Do they ever come in on private planes?

    I know nothing about whether it’s a player arriving by plane or car. I was told they are arriving though.

    Can we get some road blocks up on A1, A19 and A69 just in case it’s Bent?

  • 120 Ian Toon // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Last season illustrated through injuries, loss of form by some of our better players and more games, that there really was limited depth in the squad. Particularly so when Cabaye, our most influential player was out and his replacement was James Perch, an honest trier but not someone to change a game. In part the problem was rectified by the on mass January signings and we should benefit once the players are bedded in.
    Looking back on the season as a whole Alan Pardew did make tactical errors in his use of the players at his disposal . He was guilty of standing by the likes of Jonas but with so many absentees and arrivals he went for the tried and tested when it might have been better to take a risk at times on the less experienced players in the squad. The Europa did highlight though that aside from Santon, Bigirimana and Haidara we had few youngsters capable of making any positive impact on the Premier League.
    Moussa Sissoko made a great start in the ‘number 10 role but thereafter tactically this really didn’t work. Sissoko looks more of a box to box player and i would like to see him linking up with a deeper lying playmaker Cabaye with Tiote in a grounded disciplined DM role. Let’s use players in their best positions. Anita and Marveaux with their floating style could be contributors in the same areas of the team. With Marveauxs best position arguably being in the 10 role.
    However this season, as a more positive alternative depending on the opposition, rather than Jonas and Sissoko being deployed out of position as wide forwards HBA and Gouffran could be used as wide men in a 4-2-3-1 giving us genuine pace and width. Jonas works incredibly hard but doesn’t possess the required flair or pace, Alan Pardew needs more goals from the midfield and signing a ST or two plus an attacking/ wide man winger would help. Cisse upfront is an instinctive goalscorer with wonderful technique but he needs help and does not benefit from being isolated up front. Cisse needs the service and he will score loads of goals.
    The concern last season was the defence, but I don’t envisage this being a problem this season. Tim Krul is one of the very best PL keepers and aside from his kicking has few weaknesses. He can make a massive contribution after an injury ravaged season.
    Coloccini is not quick or particularly good in the air but once more he will be orchestrating things at the back. Yanga alongside him with his pace and timing will complement. In Debuchy and a fit again Santon we have class full backs who can only get better. Steven Taylor is grossly over rated but is hugely popular with the fans he needs to calm down and be less erratic if he wants to be a regular starter.
    Pardew given the 2-3 players we need could well have us operating at the other end of the table. I fail to appreciate why so many have written off our chances of having a much improved season. It’s really over to the DOF to kick our season off on the right foot.

  • 121 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    103mikeashleyisamackem,
    I have accused you in the past and will do again, you appear every transfer window claiming to work at the airport, announce a prominent player arriving then fcuk off for another six months, probably to slag Danny Graham for being a Geordie and to stick pins in your Lawrie Mac doll.

  • 122 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    secret sausage
    doesn’t any player have to be given permission to talk to another club unless on a freebie

  • 123 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    What’s Kinnear playing at? Must be a very strict transfer policy.
    Pardew very quiet as well is he still manager

  • 124 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Evening chaps.

    So we’ve lost out on aubameyang, can’t say I’m overly surprised that he’s chosen Dortmund over us, they can offer him CL football while we offer…well, just not as much haha

    Ah well. Just another day on the NUFC crazy train :D

  • 125 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    If Bent can notch more than 10 goals in a season he’s a good signing, FACT

  • 126 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    JAZZY
    I would think so yes. But we already know they keep everything quiet. They must have agreed something if the player is coming in tonight.

  • 127 lesh // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    SecretSausage – your cover’s blown.

    The good use of English gave you away.

    Ladies and gentlemen, please join me on welcoming the world-famous font of all matters football.

    A warm welcome to Joe (Mr Football) Kinnear.

  • 128 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    any of you guy’s turning out for harper on his testimonial on the 11th September.
    something to be cheerful about rather than the doom and gloom circulating the toon at present

  • 129 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    black maria with police escort just sighted coming over tyne bridge.

    has to be Remy then???

  • 130 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    @scout

    We have unluckily been stuck with Shola as he was brought up through the Youth and we tried to get rid of him numerous times and failed most recent was Stoke but he failed medical. Why would Newcastle buy a striker out of his prime, attitude problems, high wages, old. Not happening I dont buy it for a second, Bent is not coming here. Mike Ashley sticks with his policy and has never went against it only at once instance and that was Debuchy as we were monitoring him for a very long time.

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Using fact after a comment doesn’t make it so. OPINION.

  • 132 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    lesh,
    the trouble is that if Im wrong I cant ever post again lol.
    I just pray it’s all true.

  • 133 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Post 99
    That made my day, funniest thing I’ve read in ages. I’ve had a crap day and it did make me laugh.
    Pretty sure nani would sign for 70k a week, common big boy get some money spent, get him signed up people are getting bored with the mundane pap

  • 134 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    lesh.
    how did you suss him out-or are you itk as well ???

  • 135 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Come on then brains, who in our squad would get 10 or more bar cisse, it’s a no brainer and people are saying not to sign the lad. Get a grip, bent would be a top signing. We have 1 striker, people on here have gone completely insane. I despair I really do haha

  • 136 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Remy in talks with nufc. We slowed our per suit in pea when remy was willing to come for half the valuation. 7 million remy

  • 137 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Sell on value, alright then how many have left for big fees bar Carroll?

  • 138 Rotonda heights // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Ian are you feeling well? Have you had an epiphany in the face of overwhelming evidence?
    _ _ _ _ _ _

    ”Looking back on the season as a whole Alan Pardew did make tactical errors in his use of the players at his disposal . He was guilty of standing by the likes of Jonas.

    it might have been better to take a risk at times on the less experienced players in the squad.

    Moussa Sissoko made a great start in the ‘number 10 role but thereafter tactically this really didn’t work.

    Sissoko looks more of a box to box player and i would like to see him linking up with a deeper lying playmaker Cabaye with Tiote in a grounded disciplined DM role.

    * * * * * * * * * * * Let’s use players in their best positions. Anita and Marveaux with their floating style could be contributors in the same areas of the team. With Marveauxs best position arguably being in the 10 role.

    However this season, as a more positive alternative depending on the opposition, rather than Jonas and Sissoko being deployed out of position as wide forwards HBA and Gouffran could be used as wide men in a 4-2-3-1 giving us genuine pace and width.

    Jonas works incredibly hard but doesn’t possess the required flair or pace, Alan Pardew needs more goals from the midfield and signing a ST or two plus an attacking/ wide man winger would help.

    Cisse upfront is an instinctive goalscorer with wonderful technique but he needs help and does not benefit from being isolated up front. Cisse needs the service and he will score loads of goals.

    Yanga alongside him with his pace and timing will complement. In Debuchy and a fit again Santon we have class full backs who can only get better.

    Steven Taylor is grossly over rated but is hugely popular with the fans he needs to calm down and be less erratic if he wants to be a regular starter.

    I fail to appreciate why so many have written off our chances of having a much improved season. It’s really over to the DOF to kick our season off on the right foot. ”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Better not give Pardew Tevez or Mascherano eh!!
    We all know it will be Saylor and not M’Biwa with Colo and Jonas.

    As for our DOF – are you serious? What quality player is that old soak going to attract?

  • 139 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Also de Jong deal very much still alive. Patient fellow fans

  • 140 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    @Scout

    What makes you think we are after Bent in the first place? speculation? media? rumours. You act as if you are Darren Bent’s Agent and is/are trying to make him look like his world class in front of us toon fans. We know what he is like, we know what our policy is, we know pritty darn well that its not happening unless somehow we got him in a huge bargain and dropped wages which chances of that happening is 15%.

    Just because you claim to think everything is a fact coming out your mouth, which is not as its an opinion you think all toon fans have such low expectations as you do?

  • 141 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    thing is about bent. at spurs I htought he was looking good. He did great for the mackems, then looked good again at Villa.

    Now people on here are saying that he is rubbish and has lost pace and shows no interest etc.

    The thing is that Newcastle will know everything and if they do go in for him they will be sure he is right and we are getting a bargian. You can be sure of that. They won’t waste any money. They will have done their research that’s for sure.

    So if they do get him I would trust them.

    But even if they are interested, which I doubt, I can tell you that he isn’t the striker that they are wanting as first choice.

  • 142 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I wasn’t passing comment on whether Bent would be a good signing, merely commenting on your use of the word “fact”

    If we got him in on low wages, and for 5m, then perhaps it might be a good shout, but 8m is too much, in my opinion.

  • 143 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    @Rotonda heights

    Spot on mate, I couldn’t even read what Ian wrote, it was just a huge block of wall to me, no punctuation, paragraphing didn’t even both. But you have made a clear interpretation of what he tried to brief out and I agree with all your points.

  • 144 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Just bought a new lap top which is a samsungwhich is the same make as my phone, before samsung my favourite was sony and before that Nokia which shows I have no loyalty to mobile phone manafacturers I just go with the best (imo) at the time, but for better or for worse I am stuck with this lot for life !

  • 145 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    1 player got over 10 last season so it’s a fact that if he got 10 or more it would prove a good signing

  • 146 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Culo Pagliaccio just arrived on Tyneside for a medical. I have a mate at the club.

  • 147 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    More info. You read it here first.
    You won’t see him at the airport as he is already here. And is not British.

    Tomorrow you will find out more. That’s as much as I know tonight. I won’t find out any more I’m afraid.

    So 100% it isn’t Bent.

  • 148 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    If he scored goals, and was brought in for cheap then I think many would think he would be a good signing, but we wouldn’t know until the end of next season when assessing the season as a whole.

    If we sign him for 8m I’ll be very disappointed.

  • 149 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    @SecretSausage

    Bent is scouted by only Pardew and I think JK. Graham Carr knows better and he is why we are here today in the BPL with quality players. Pardew got only Obertan, and he argued publicly and actually criticised the new french signings as he didn’t have no decision on who came in as he was quoted as to wanting “Jack Tomkins, Andy Carroll, Ryan Shawcross, Shelvey, Ince.” Only players that failed was Abeid and Romain.

    But, every time I saw those two play I could only see them as improving only until Pardew just dropped them in to the game against Brighton in the FA cup, they had no clue as it was too soon and they had to adapt to hoof ball tactics which they are not used to as if you watch reserve games, we don’t even hoof the ball up even once.

    There is still a clear problem with Graham Carr and Alan Pardew, I still suspect that Pardew will be gone very soon, just got a feeling.

  • 150 Munster Mag // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Just a reminder of the comment I heard on Irish radio , made by a previous NOTW sports editor. ” Carr could have 20 players from the continent on his scouting list, and it is highly unlikely that kinnear will know anything about any of them” . Prepare for some over the hill brits who are running down their contracts. As for Bony, we may not be in for him ( although contrary to popular opinion Newcastle transfers ARE OFTEN suggested in the media – its not all done quietly ) ….but one wonders, why are we not in for him?

    Remember chaps, Munsters guide to Ashleys purchasing approach – we will NOT pay good money ( eg 10 mill ) for a player in mid contract , even if we need him. We will always react fast for youth, injured players at a discount, expensive players at a discount ( Cisse) , or players whose contracts are running out. And this is a flawed approach, as I pointed out all last summer. Still, at least the deluded Happy Clappies are not so deluded any more. Any lunatic who puts Kinnear at the top of a football tree would kill any Clappies.

  • 151 lesh // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    SecretSausage – missin ya awlready.

    Jazzp P – no I’m not an ITK and Joe puts on the front of being a swivel-eyed loon as cover. He really is a brilliant and highly educated man. He says!!

  • 152 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I dont think it’s this player that has arrived.

    ass clown
    “culo pagliaccio” from Italian

    But there is a plyer here. I for one am excited for tomorrow.

  • 153 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Munster

    There gets a point where blowing your own trumpet gets boring.

    Well done, you called it right. Want a medal?

  • 154 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Has it been suggested a player will sign before Friday?

  • 155 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    @150, obviously JFK’s record on talksport etc talks for itself but I do expect him to at least listed to Carr, watch any videos of prospective targets and listen to the analysis.

    He is a dick for sure, but I am not convinced that he will only sign players he knows. Most of those guys retired a long time ago.

  • 156 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    if there booked on behalf of newcastle i get to find out when they are arriving ,unless they have cottend on to it ,which wouldnt suprise me as last year i knew about cisse when everyone was saying he was away to scumderland ,,when he walked through the airport he was greeted with demba ba there waiting for him which was a big give away

  • 157 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Wow strong links for Shola Ameobi off to UAE Arabian Gulf League to either Al-Jazira or other uncofirmed team. Would be good guys? do you think he is finally off?? Only speculation for now..

  • 158 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Secret sausage that player is remy

  • 159 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Muttley
    Is suppose you want a medal for this haha

  • 160 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Culo is perfect for the toon

  • 161 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Maybe it’s Gomis?

  • 162 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    my gaffa is newcastle mad so between me and him and every other newcastle fan who works at airport where all trying to find out ,when keegan was appointed manager the second time he arrived at newcastle airport and a lad put it on at bookies and got 66 to 1 he had 20 quid on it and he tipped me but i thought he was mad i just presumed he obviously had friends up here which he does 52000 that i know of

  • 163 lesh // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    TurkishFan101, shola’s a key part of the deal between Ashley and a Kuwaiti who’s buying the club.

  • 164 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Scout it’s Remy

  • 165 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Cavani – why would he want to join Chelsea or PSG over the toon?

  • 166 Ben3arfa // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Stop getting your hopes up

    We’re not signing anyone this week

  • 167 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    i heard wilson eduardo

  • 168 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Remy has a rape conviction hanging over him. In case you weren’t away that is a pretty serious allegation.

    Unless it’s written in to the contract that the deal becomes void if found guilty and convicted, Remy signing does not seem to make sense to me.

    Commit to 30mill or something for a guy who may be doing bird

  • 169 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    i heard gordon ramsey

  • 170 TurkishFan101 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    @p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    “Cavani – why would he want to join Chelsea or PSG over the toon?”

    This guy is a genius, I mean surely Cavani would pick us over the likes PSG, Chelsea, Real Madrid.

    Make perfect sense now, want a cookie for that?

  • 171 kie nufc // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Can somebody please explain the phrase I keep reading ‘if we got bent for say 2-3 mil then yes but not at 5-6 mil’ doesnt every1 keep calling for ash to spend the cash who cares what bent or others for that mattrr cost. Surely just getting them in is what matters

  • 172 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    @scout – I hope not.

  • 173 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    ^^ Sorry, I hope not was about Gomis.

  • 174 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    secret sausage tells porkies

  • 175 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Where else can Cavani get a stottie when ever he wants one?

  • 176 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Sky news fellas
    I thought it was news that the big boy had sold the club, scenes in the toon

  • 177 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I’d take Remy all day long, I haven’t seen to much of Gomis if I’m honest mate

  • 178 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    whats happening on sky news mate

  • 179 p // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Remy, maybe a loan deal with option to buy with perhaps clause in to cancel loan agreement in the event of a conviction.

    That I guess is in the realms of possibility

  • 180 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Bent is only as good as the service he receives and with us he will get nothing.

    Pointless signing if true!

    I’d rather let Carr chose our striker than Pardew.

  • 181 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    * choose

  • 182 lesh // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    How’s on the press again!

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/joe-kinnear-wants-newcastle-to-play-in-comet-formation-2013061972669

  • 183 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    some guy drove a muck spreader a covered ashley with it
    chance would be a fine thing

  • 184 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Military coup in Egypt
    About a million people looking like they’ve won the lottery

  • 185 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Remy WILL not get charged for rape, even if he did he’ll get off with like they all do. No doubt the chick will get a decent pay off though.

  • 186 tonynufc // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    adabyour, heard it here first

  • 187 lesh // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    • How’s = Joe’s

    Micky Mouse fone!

  • 188 DevonToon // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    There are still some top strikers available.. And should be a fair price too, for example gameiro has been chucked in the reserves by PSG. Remy has that release clause…

  • 189 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    remy spotted in bigg mkt eating a kebab nufc say johan is fine and wont press charges

  • 190 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    hehe

  • 191 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    abel hernandez what do people think

  • 192 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    All get off, try telling that to brambles bro

  • 193 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Spot on colwell. Remy close to signing , 1st choice striker for couple years now

  • 194 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Abel Hernandez is a flyer, has an eye for goal, would he pleasantly surprised if we signed him

  • 195 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Ashleyisamackem

    Yes, good call.

    He’ll be cheap as his team were relegated.

  • 196 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6oX6Mz2DW4M

  • 197 colwell // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    scout

    ALL high paid footballers in the prem WILL get off, how many times has Titus been up on the charges? you pay enough problems go away.

  • 198 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    well just found out he arrives at airport on saturday

  • 199 SecretSausage // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    For the doubters I can tell you 100% the player is in Newcastle now. But I haven’t got a clue who it is.
    I would love it to be Remy.

    The thing is with JFK here I would think his influence would be towards bringing in tougher, faster players.

  • 200 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    links with sunderland

  • 201 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Dunno about that try chucking money at a golf club for a membership with a waiting list, can be tricky I’ve seen people have 5 grand thrown back at them. He was a former Newcastle player aswell

  • 202 Beattie25 // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Ashleyisamackem

    I hear he may be signing for the scum?!

  • 203 Munster Mag // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Ruddy, yip I’ll take the medal. Especially if people stop talking bollocks here aswell.

  • 204 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    It’s just been confirmed its Edward snowdon haha

  • 205 RooneyToons // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    No thanks he’s scored 10 goals in 56 over the last 3 seasons…. the new Shola? ha

  • 206 tonynufc // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    would anyone take aiden mcgeady.
    Ive wanted us to track him for years. can play both wings and can put a good cross in. better the guti

  • 207 scout // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I’m better than him matey

  • 208 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JUz4w9b8IkI another i heard a dicky bird about

  • 209 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Remy, seim de Jong, bent only if shola leaves are who newcastke are actively doing deals for at this stage of window. Long list of centre backs on short list although yet to identify number 1 target.

  • 210 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    cheer up time
    Best Football Celebrations Ever – FC Stjarnan

  • 211 Munster Mag // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    No thanks to McGeady. Drive us all more mental than we already are. And Pardew wont improve him – in fact he’ll make him defend more, so he’ll be crap at both attacking AND defending.

  • 212 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GByFJ-zMQ

  • 213 ToonDanno // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Trying to offload Williamson and obertan. Loans or ferguson, sammy, gosling, abeid and good

  • 214 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Bollocks or not it’s a forum to discuss. I happen to agree with you now about the state of the club but you have the approach that just because you were angry first that you now have the right to slate others.

    We all enjoy being right, but you’re being sanctimonious about it.

  • 215 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    ok bent has been spotted in sunderland panic over

  • 216 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    he is gonna sign for the scum again

  • 217 nufc13789 // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8804379/Transfer-News-New-PSG-coach-Laurent-Blanc-keen-on-Yohan-Cabaye

  • 218 nufc13789 // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8804341/Borussia-Dortmund-agree-deal-to-sign-St-Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang

  • 219 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    ok night all

  • 220 transfer sage 2 // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    sorry about the names guys made a long long time go any way what i wanted to say is that we need signings to keep the fans happy and the squad needs improve we finished 5th bottom we need improvement and you see swansea signings players left right and centre sort it out

  • 221 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: NUFC’s pursuit of Darren Bent is hanging in the balance, after Villa slapped an £8m valuation on him, according to the Daily Star #nufc

    @GFN_France: LATEST: @Nabil_djellit understands that the fee for Aubameyang is €13m + €2m bonus. #ASSE #BVB

    Yeah bent not looking such a bargain now
    Then there will be the wage demands….

  • 222 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    whats in a name,your concerns have been noted and passed on

  • 223 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Photo of mystery aircraft seen landing at Newcastle Airport.
    http://phillysportslive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/batcopter.jpg

  • 224 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    i can hear kinnear now “mike this guys is the dogs i guarentee you he’ll get 40 goals a season he’s worth every penny”

  • 225 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    JFK introduces himself to the players today in training
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXf5UTTCE2C3WLQiT7mR4oDXIuIoilUeky_AeC6vY9Hsp6dRlrHlHEOMaL

  • 226 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    sell first buy later in fact buy in january when we are in the crap again

  • 227 Joe Blog // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    I’ll wager with anyone, any amount they so wish, we don’t sign anybody by the time this Friday’s out. Any takers? I’ll have my monies deposited into my Paypal account, thanks.

  • 228 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    JFK signs his first player, a player who he has worked with before and the pair get reacquainted
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L_S7P6motfg/TbsrD9hoL3I/AAAAAAAABmA/RYT2l0oiY9s/s1600/3580625385_b1378e990d.jpg

  • 229 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Looks like JK is going to muscle in on Percy – JK spotted getting ready for training today. Link:-
    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01389/shoes_1389718c.jpg

  • 230 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    rotffl

  • 231 aidytoon9 // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Plenty of time to go in this window yet but would like to see a player come in this week.
    remy would be a good signing even though he went to qpr for the money.99% go for the money.

  • 232 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    MA insists JFK has a weekly medical
    http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/article-1281370426579-0abccc48000005dc-573533_636x417.jpg

  • 233 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    there is never plenty time
    carroll exit last minute no-one in
    cabs exit last minute no-one in

  • 234 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    the cash for ashley is too good to miss makes him look fatter stuffing wads in pockets

  • 235 aidytoon9 // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    If we signed Remy and top left winger, top 6 finish possible.

  • 236 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    keepers ahem

  • 237 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Media outlets are seriously questioning JFK’s latest claims the his new girlfriend has just landed a contract to become the new face of Ann summers
    http://cache-static.community.betfair.com/community.betfair.com/user/screech/93f26751a269505e2e09e70444bcf081.jpeg?v=52020

  • 238 Jamiemac // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I want something similar to #ColosParty to start trending again! Had a right laugh that night

  • 239 Jamiemac // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Highlight of our season

  • 240 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Lol
    @SKYSPORTSNOT_: BREAKING NEWS: Sunderland Manager Paulo Di Canio is replacing shit players with even shitter players #SSN

  • 241 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    danny shitu

  • 242 John Tudor // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    papa dok

  • 243 PMartel // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Our mystery man is…Olivier Kemen!

    http://nufc.com/

  • 244 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    I’m not sure you can tear apart our transfer policy on the strength of one poorly judged off season. The squad we now have is very good albeit put together 6 months too late. I think that level of harsh criticism will only be clearly and fairly justified if we fail to strengthen in the correct areas this window.

  • 245 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Why isn’t Gouffran considered as a centre forward who might be able to play in tandem with Cisse. I certainly think we need a tip top young striker in, but not two, certainly if the 2nd is older and not a genuine first teamer, ie Bent.

  • 246 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 3, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    With Cabaye etc looking likely to leave, I think we need at least 6 first team additions. We need 1 centre back, 2 wingers, 1 playmaker and at least 2 strikers.

  • 247 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    I think the squad as is definitely needs one top striker and two top wingers, although whether Pards can play with wingers is unclear.

  • 248 AMEOBI // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWhF3u5Hlc

    Worth a laugh lads

  • 249 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Was it Guardiola who said that if you have better players they’ll win you 90% of your victories. I think with the addition of 3 top players in the correct positions a drovers dog could guide us to eighth and a capable management and coaching group, top 6.

  • 250 Kc-Toon // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Leonardo (PSG director) had been due to appear in a meeting today, in which representatives turned up for him instead. He was away in the final negotiations for a player, Hopefully not Cabaye !

  • 251 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    We will see tomorrow. Best no high hopes therefore anything more is a bonus.

    I would take Adebayor or Remy in all honesty.

    Siem de Jong also. BUT its all ifs and maybes and sorry too say but this past week alone we have had alot of “promises” fail to live up to the statement issued.

    I would take Bent, De Jong and Remy for Shola to leave! We have a decent midfield and our defence is stronger. Shame Simmo wasn’t here 1 more year for further back up. And Perch for that matter.

    Not a big fan on Bent but if he is the back up striker fair enough, doubt he will accept that!

    We will see tomorrow how much bull is in the air, only thing that does stand out is JFK stating his first signing for the club will be by Friday…. Tick tock!

    Not that I hang on every word JFK says! Haha

  • 252 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Kc – that will be Cavani of that I am sure!

    They have begun negotiations with the club and he’s worth his time.

    No offence to Yohan but he’s hardly the PSG standard, considering the money they have available these days they can get almost anyone they choose!

  • 253 Kc-Toon // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    @Pawl
    Yeah that seems to be the most likely reading into it, Although Blanc does highly regard cabaye. just looking at the comments made by blanc today , he actually suggested cabaye would be a player they would be interested in,but only if they offloaded a couple of midfield players firstly.

  • 254 josh // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Pea gone to dortmund can only mean more weeks of absolute f*** all news. God I wish you could self induce comas

  • 255 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    I hope this Abel Hernandez is not our target!

    U seen his goal scoring record?!

    Last season 14 apps 1 goal

    Season before 20 apps 6 goals

    Before 29 apps 8 goals!

    Seriously in Italians league this is just average, arguably below!

    Hoping he is off to Sunderland!

    Give me Bony, Bent, Adebayor, Remy

    Atleast they can get more goals than that!!

    And we complain about Cisse with his pretty much just off 1 goal in 2 games!!

    Proves that complainers like to complain!

  • 256 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Josh just because PEA went to Dortmund does not mean anything for us?! As far as I am aware we have not even attempted to sign him!

    Apparent ITKs have stated we bidded more than te reported fee for Dortmund and it was declined!

    Sorry but if you think we have bidded, then show me the source?

    Personally I feel we were never in for him. Just my two cents but all these people saying we have bidded, or in for, or close too blah blah its all smoke without fire.

    Advice for all those reading! Wait and see what happens, take everything reported on this blog, or in the world with a pinch of salt and await word from the mother ship itself!

    Until a player is at Benton holding a shirt with his name and number its means butt squat all!

    Supposedly something is about to go down today (being 1am) ….. Wait and see! Don’t assume it will happen because some random says so!

    As stated in the past, we will sign Cavani tomorrow, does that mean anything? Why would you believe it? If you don’t, which is likely the case why do you choose not to believe that and believe some other false prophet spouting tripe?

    Double standards, or choose what you believe in but a line has to be drawn and all these people promising need to get a grip as its causing more bad than good amongst fans! And that alone shows if u r a fan of NUFC then you are a crap one!

  • 257 ToonArfa // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Kevin Gameiro please

  • 258 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    pawl, surely no one really believes anything until its a done deal. We just spout off in either hope and expectation or dread. Of course all posts should be treated with a pinch of salt, that they aren’t is all part of the fun to me.

  • 259 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    1. Krul*
    2. Elliot*
    3. Alnwick* U21

    4. Debuchy
    5. Tavernier*
    6. Coloccini
    7. Mbiwa
    8. STaylor*
    9. Williamson*
    10. Street* U21
    11. Good U21
    12. Santon
    13. Haidara U21
    14. RTaylor*
    15. Ferguson*

    16. Cabaye
    17. Sissoko
    18. Anita
    19. Bigirmana* U21
    20. Tiote
    21. Gosling*
    22. Vuckic U21
    23. Amalfitano
    24. Jonas
    25. Marveaux
    26. Obertan
    27. Ben Arfa
    28. Gouffran
    29. Abeid U21
    30. Sammy* U21

    31. Cisse
    32. Shola*
    33. Campbell* U21

    25 Players to register

    8 Homegrown (no matter nationalty aslong as the player has registered with FA for 3 years before age of 21)

    Unlimited U21can be utilised and will not be count as part of 25 player register.

    * = Classed as Homegrown
    U21 = Currntly Under 21

    Squad actually works out bang on right now.

    Anyone who comes in will need to remove a current player over the age of 21 to register with the squad.

    This means a further player needs to be sold, or loaned out unless he will not be utilised this season.

  • 260 p // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I reckon Oberton, Amalfatino and Goslings days as toon players could be numbered.

    I heard R Taylor will not get a squad number next year because of injury but that could be bollox

  • 261 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    None of those players are a decent bet to become influential first teamers, but as squad players perhaps they remain useful and can still improve, Taylor aside. I guess whether they stay or go is based on wages and whether they are content as back ups or better back up options are found.

    It’s a problem getting good affordable cover and depth, as much so as getting a top first choice group of players.

  • 262 YankToonFan // Jul 4, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    Losing PEA sucks, but we really didn’t have much of a shot after BVB entered the race.

    Nothing has really changed from a needs perspective, I would take Remy in a heartbeat so long as his legal issues are resolved (meaning he is found not guilty of any crime).

    There is no need for Bent. I would have Gouffran as a third striker. We need a young CB who can push for playing time but who is still young enough to give some time to develop. I would also add an attacking midfielder to compete with Marveaux, who needs the chance to play. We also need pace on the outside. Hence:

    Sell: Tiote, Willo, Amalifitano, Obertan, Shola, and Gutierrez.

    Buy: Remy, Altidore, Siem de Jong, Stefan de Vrij.

    If we sell Cabaye I would go get McCarthy from Wigan.

  • 263 davis_toons // Jul 4, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    And while we may become a great team again – it will take a few years – probably many years.

    …tons of years.ed..unless we can really really fulfill the plans.

    Buy GOOD youth players, be it competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs ManUtd.

    Offer them Good youth contract. Make them choose to play for Newcastle and stay here for a period.

    Just like CR7 does at ManUtd, CesF at Arsenal at a younger age or much younger age.

    Newcastle need to pick those young players faster offer them much better contracts and accommodation, challange the likes of the Bigger teams etc to attract them or these youth policy will NEVER WORK.

    We will never be able to challenge for good mature players which cost 15, 20, 30, 50, 80 over million so we have to sign them straight when they are young no matter what. We got to take the Risk or Glory.

    At our current state we will hover around mid-table if well-manage.

    The lease the club can do now is to offer BIGGER contract to Youths and attract them to Newcastle then loan them out again or play for us.

  • 264 davis_toons // Jul 4, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    At lease make those youth CONSIDER playing for Newcastle United.

    Be it for money for consideration. If we cant even afford to give Good youth contract then we are Out of this game.

  • 265 davis_toons // Jul 4, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    Club success is more important than any English players coming out from Newcastle.

    Can’t they also came from Championship teams or the Big 4?

    Untill we can get some success, i don’t even think good youth players would even want to CONSIDER joining us.

    Our good History was from the Past erra, NOT now. Those David Ginola times…damn, how far we have fallen.

  • 266 SeanNufc87 // Jul 4, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Todays supposedly the day then eh lads? Iv been pulling 24 hour shifts with work and decorating the house so iv not had time to check in on any news.

    Itks in full force, id take it with a pinch of salt, appreciate any and all info mind, good talking points. If they are to be believed, all signs point to remy, which to me just out right stinks of Ashley, can imagine him rubbing his hands together mocking pards and carr saying “8 mil! And you wanted to pay 12! Now hes got that prem experience you wanted too. Win, win lads.”

  • 267 p // Jul 4, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    Yeah some itk reckoned there was a player arrived on wed evening

    We will see

  • 268 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 4, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    @pawl – woah! How desperate are things getting that you have suggested Adebayor?!?!

    Seriously, please, please never suggest this again. Did you not watch any football last season?

  • 269 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Blanc publicly chasing Cabaye now and PEA all but signed for Dortmund – confirmed by both clubs

  • 270 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Krul…I never really think we bid for PEA; makes you wonder who we are chasing?

    …and why we are waiting so long since we should have known who our target was since January :-(

    And the appointment of the embarrassing JFK as DoF came at the worse time as possible!

  • 271 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    …So what time does a NUFC fan get up these days? ;-)

  • 272 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    I really do think that this summer will be just like last. Only 1 actual first team signing for ~5m. That was the biggest reason for such an awful season and if this does happen then it wouldn’t be not learning from mistakes but simply not caring enough.

    Then we’lll get the classic:
    “Because of the staff changes we simply couldn’t get them over the line in time. We can’t compete financially with other clubs”

    Which with the new TV money every Premier league club can spend decent money.

    If we don’t spend a fair amount this summer then it’s quite simply being pocketed.

  • 273 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    gonufc…you know the finances are there for you to watch if you think maney is being pocketed!

  • 274 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    *money

  • 275 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    @272 I agree there’s no reason not to spend this window. However, the problem is ash is fully within his rights to pocket some money. The club owes him 100 million+. I don’t like it but it’s true

  • 276 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    That Shelvey kid will be a good buy for Swansea.

    …proves you can get PL experience for around £5M!

    So what do you guys think JFK is doing these days? Forgetting where he is? lol

    And I wonder when someone is going to turn a rock and find Pardew hiding (he needs to come out at some point ;-) )

    I usually look forward to a new season just not this time – nothing has really changed for the better only for the worse so far (I remember all the things we were all hoping for at the end of the season)

  • 277 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Jesper. Stop being diplomatic. Just call him a hysterical knob and leave it at that ;)

  • 278 ToonDanno // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Just so people know we havent lost out on pea simple because we haven’t actually made a bid for him since January. Guessing his words from other day were a come and get me cry. Remy the striker nufc talking to

  • 279 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Would anybody not want Remy?

  • 280 Jamiemac // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Jesper you kidding?

    Shelvey has got to be the worst player to grace the PL. Wouldn’t take him on a free

  • 281 Toon_Tom // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    I wanted Remy last time round until I found out he is a money grabbing wHore!

  • 282 JAMSHA // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    i would takke remy…… ders no option left… only quality striker left… but dnt think we can afford 8mil

  • 283 bills-son // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    On Remy, I dont blame him for taking big wages from QPR with a get out clause if they were relegated. Thats football, how many of you would still take a job offer if another employer offered you 50% more?

    Signing him now for a lower fee and wages with a get out clause if he is found guilty of rape might be a good deal. The downside is if he is guilty NUFC will cop some of the bad publicity.

  • 284 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    @jamsha 20million New tv deal and we have spent more on a player. Of course we can afford 8million. As long as its for remy and not bent

  • 285 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    @bills totally agree. Remy will never be convicted though. Hope we get him

  • 286 bills-son // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    On Remy again, unless Spurs sign him I dont see that he has a better option. The top four wont sign him, LPool, Everton and the likes of West Ham have all signed CF’s so I reckon we have a strong chance.

    If he was a good target lsdt Jan he is an even better one now that he has proven he can score in the Prem even in a poor team.

  • 287 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    When is Remy’s court case? I don’t mind getting him, hell, football is a short career, and he will have been rewarded very handsomely with signing on fees, we all would have done the same.

    If we sign him, with a get out clause, and he gets convicted. We lose our striker. So, unless we buy 2 top class strikers then is it worth the risk? Or is his court case during a transfer window.

  • 288 Ian Toon // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Repost

    Last season illustrated through injuries, loss of form by some of our better players and more games, that there really was limited depth in the squad. Particularly so when Cabaye, our most influential player was out and his replacement was James Perch, an honest trier but not someone to change a game. In part the problem was rectified by the on mass January signings and we should benefit once the players are bedded in.

    Looking back on the season as a whole Alan Pardew did make tactical errors in his use of the players at his disposal . He was guilty of standing by the likes of Jonas but with so many absentees and arrivals he went for the tried and tested when it might have been better to take a risk at times on the less experienced players in the squad. The Europa did highlight though that aside from Santon, Bigirimana and Haidara we had few youngsters capable of making any positive impact on the Premier League.

    Moussa Sissoko made a great start in the ‘number 10 role but thereafter tactically this really didn’t work. Sissoko looks more of a box to box player and i would like to see him linking up with a deeper lying playmaker Cabaye with Tiote in a grounded disciplined DM role. Let’s use players in their best positions. Anita and Marveaux with their floating style could be contributors in the same areas of the team. With Marveauxs best position arguably being in the 10 role.

    However this season, as a more positive alternative depending on the opposition, rather than Jonas and Sissoko being deployed out of position as wide forwards HBA and Gouffran could be used as wide men in a 4-2-3-1 giving us genuine pace and width. Jonas works incredibly hard but doesn’t possess the required flair or pace, Alan Pardew needs more goals from the midfield and signing a ST or two plus an attacking/ wide man winger would help. Cisse upfront is an instinctive goalscorer with wonderful technique but he needs help and does not benefit from being isolated up front. Cisse needs the service and he will score loads of goals.

    The concern last season was the defence, but I don’t envisage this being a problem this season. Tim Krul is one of the very best PL keepers and aside from his kicking has few weaknesses. He can make a massive contribution after an injury ravaged season.
    Coloccini is not quick or particularly good in the air but once more he will be orchestrating things at the back. Yanga alongside him with his pace and timing will complement. In Debuchy and a fit again Santon we have class full backs who can only get better. Steven Taylor is grossly over rated but is hugely popular with the fans he needs to calm down and be less erratic if he wants to be a regular starter.

    Pardew given the 2-3 players we need could well have us operating at the other end of the table. I fail to appreciate why so many have written off our chances of having a much improved season. Keep the faith.

  • 289 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    ppB…morning to you to good sir :-D

    …how’s the Rhum hanging?

  • 290 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    He has his own personal website…

    http://www.loic-remy.com/

    Not exactly informative mind…




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