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Lyon Make French International Striker Available – Magpies Interested

8:23 pm, Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 189 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with Lyon striker Bafétimbi Gomis before, in fact we put in a £10M bid for him back in the summer of 2008 when he was still at St. Etienne, and there is news coming out of France today, that he has been made available for transfer by his current club Lyon.

batefembi gomis

Bafétimbi Gomis – made available by Lyon

The report is in le10sport and here it is and you can have it translated automatically to English by Google Chrome, and probably by other web browsers too.

The Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas wants to sell the 27 year-old Gomis as a priority this summer, although the player himself was happy enough to remain at Lyon to increase his chances of getting into the French World Cup squad for next summer’s tournament in Brazil.

There was a meeting between the Gomis representatives and the Lyon President on Monday, at which time Gomis was told to find a new club.

However, it is then all conjecture about Newcastle, but the report suggests Newcastle may be interested – and there are at least a couple of reasons for that.

We have missed out on out top striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed for Borussia Dortmund today as expected, and Newcastle have been interested in Gomis in the past.

In fact the report in le10sport says Newcastle have already contacted Lyon, and the French club are in need of the cash, so if Newcastle think Gomis could do a good job on Tyneside, presumably we could even arrange a decent deal for the 10 times capped French International.

We’ve never been too impressed with Gomis, and we’d prefer Loic Remy from QPR for £8M, but it seems like good strikers are available in the transfer market, so we wait for Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley to get the job done.

Gomis did play for France in South America in the June friendlies, but he didn’t look too impressive.

But Newcastle need two good strikers brought to Tyneside this summer.

What do you think?

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189 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Alright lads it has been fun but it is coffee time 🙂

    …we will no doubt talk again tomorrow!

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Apart from PEA all our targets seem to be amazingly underwhelming and average at best

  • 3 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I might be in the minority but i don’t rate Gomis.

    Siem De Jong, Luuk De Jong, Gamiero, Hooper, Austin, would all be better options.

    Is Nelson Oliveira still good, haven’t heard anything about him in the last year or so?!?!

  • 4 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    oh and Doumbia!!

  • 5 t00ntime // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    I dont know why, I just dont rate Gomis highly :S I’ve only seen him play once or twice so cant really judge. looking at his records he is is definitely better buy than kone/bent (mostly due to age imo)

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Geordie 157
    Think oliviera has been on loan at deportivo not sure how he got on like

    Agree, would prefer any of them over gomis

  • 7 leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate ) // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    We’d end up with Gomez off the adams family if JK had owt to do with it

  • 8 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    De Jong, Remy would be my choice!

    Not that it will happen …. EVER!

    More likely to sign some average mid age player!

    We have a decent squad we just need to bolster it for competition and options.

    Hoping we get this signing JK talked about tomorrow! Fans begging for it after watching
    Sunderland buy 4/5 now and linked and bidding for 2 or 3 more!

  • 9 toon kk // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    How many players have we been linked to? Its all speculation and rubbish. We’re becoming a embarrassment.

  • 10 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Gomis reminds me too much of Kenwyne Jones, he can be unplayable but a lot of the time games can pass him by.

    Checked on Nelson Oliviera and his record on loan for Deportivo is on par with Xisco’s when he was there the season before.

  • 11 bills-son // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Remy for £8M and Bent for £5M would give us four strikers with Cisse and Gouffran and then Camplbell is coming through. Having said that I think Kone would be a great signing to play alongside Cisse or Remy. Physical, holds the ball up well and runs all day. A very good buy for £6M.

  • 12 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Looks like the animals in the circus are working their way down the list.

  • 13 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Rodrigo from Benfica have been linked but forgotten.

  • 14 JackButler // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Gomis = French version of Kenwyne Jones

  • 15 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    What do people think to Yoann Gourcuff?

  • 16 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I think Remy will end up at Spurs to be honest.

    Apparently Adebayor is off to Turkey.

  • 17 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    This Gomis guy is another player who we’ve been linked with many times.

  • 18 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    2012/13 – Nani, Valencia, Young, Welbeck = 6 goals.

    2012/13 – Terry, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cahill = 27 goals

  • 19 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    from Twitter.

  • 20 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Welbeck and Young aren’t good enough. Valencia is the best player out of the 4. Nani had a poor season, but is decent.

  • 21 Joe Blog // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I reckon Mario Gomez will end up at Spurs, particularly if Adebayor leaves.

  • 22 ToonDanno // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    This another story which is rubbish. Don’t believe

  • 23 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I think Man Utd will struggle to make the top 10 this season. Their squad is very average compared with Arsenal, Spurs, City, Chelsea. I’d rather have our squad than theirs if we signed another two quality strikers.

  • 24 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Now PEA is a gonna along with Lens, I would actually like Remy as our options are becoming more limited. We need pace and finishing and he has both (and heading).

    Money, Fernandez, whatever. We were hardly riding high up the league were we. We were close to QPR in the league (nice one Alan) And for someone who has no prior affiliation to our club, I don’t think choosing them should go against him too much. A lot of people would a have done a similar thing.

    If we were comfortably in the top half of the table we may have seen a different outcome and he could well have been here instead.

    Even then, he would have just continued to paper over the cracks of our abysmal coaching and tactical philosophy which Pardew proceeds to blag his way through to earn his salary.

  • 25 jazzyp // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    you say Remy’s signing next week ????

  • 26 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Kets you’re on the wind up again aren’t you ??

    You could finish top 10 with man utd mate lol

  • 27 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    All out defenders togethere including Tiote =: 1 goal by Santon

    Honouable mention: Rtaylor in EL in two games.

  • 28 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Kets, I like Gouffran. Decent and thoughtful on the ball, pace and has some strength too. Decent shot power.

    Again, a decent system and interplay would see players like Gouffran step up two or three gears I think.

  • 29 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Kets so are you saying Welbeck wouldn’t get in our starting XI??

  • 30 colwell // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM


    Time and time again your deluded posts are the funniest things on here.

    From your Homo fixation on Alderwiereld, or fantasy signings with strange price tags and now saying UTD will struggle to make TOP 10 WTF.

    Get back on Fifa real world football is WAAAAYYY above you.

  • 31 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Rodrigo would be good, i’d forgotten about him. Really liked Gaitan when they played us, although he’s probably way out of our price range.

  • 32 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I’ve written decent three times there. John Anderson’s voice must be subliminally taking over my mind temporarily.

  • 33 Moe // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Don’t rate Gomiz either, he was a potential at some point but doesn’t seem to fulfill his promise

    We need a Cisse competition and a shadow striker or even an attacking midfielder. I would to see us at least rumored to Eriksen, some ambition please!

  • 34 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Kets in charge of Man Utd, he’d sell Vidic, Jones and Smalling for Scharner, Boyce and Caldwell for starters!

  • 35 JackButler // Jul 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Kévin Gameiro and Seydou Doumbia anyone?

  • 36 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    You can just imagine kets walking into the boardroom with his list of 25 players he wanted to sign

  • 37 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I don’t think Welbeck’s good enough. Infact he’s a poor player. I’d hate it if we signed him. Players like Kone and Bent are more influential than him and that’s a fact.

    United have Van Persie, Hernandez and Valencia but all the rest are distinctly average. Who would you rather have? Oscar and Hazard or Cleverly and Carrick.? Their midfield is extremely weak.

    Now they don’t have sir Alex, I can see them struggling unless they make 7/8 first team signings.

    We we’re better than them last season in the games we played against them. We had a poor team out then.

    I’m sure we’ll beat them twice this season if we sign the players we need.

  • 38 paul24 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    It’s all smoke and mirrors, we arent getting PEA, Bony, Gomis or Remy. It’ll be Darren Bent and or Arouna Kone.

  • 39 ToonDanno // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Jazzyp- within a week mate

  • 40 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I’d sign Doumbia and Luiz Adriano. Kim Kallstrom would be a good coup.

  • 41 jazzyp // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    jack butler
    definitely rate doumbia but I think could be out of our price range with the looks of things
    I think he was being banded around at 16 mill this time last season

  • 42 JackButler // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Seydou Doumbia is now said to be valued at around 20 million so thats a definite no go for us

  • 43 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    wow kets is on the panda pops again.

  • 44 Belfast // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Carlton Cole in talks with Crystal Palace.

    Happy f***** days.
    The sooner he signs for them the better. lol

  • 45 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    at worst i would like a quality striker and someone like Wijnaldum.

    ideally, out with Wilo, Gosling, Amalfitano, Jonas, Obertan and Shola.

    in with Siem De Jong, Wijnaldum, Bridcutt, Maguire and Sinclair.

  • 46 jazzyp // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    if ba became available for what we sold him for.would he be worth a punt again
    I know cisse and ba obviously couldn’t play together but for me ba would guarantee more goals per season

  • 47 toon kk // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    We all know which players we want, like and need but we support Newcastle and unfortunately disappointment comes with it.

  • 48 scout // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Post 23
    Kets would you be interested in my pyramid scheme I have started lol

  • 49 lesh // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    So, we wait for Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley to get the job done?
    Ah well, make yourselves comfy and don’t hold your breath. But rest assured, Joe’s only part way into his little black book.

    I wonder if he’s managed to get hold of Bill Shankley yet?

  • 50 Ian Toon // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Not for me. The player who would be perfect though to fill our problematic 10 role is Siem de Jong. Some weeks ago he was reported to have said that it was time for him to move on to either the Premier or Bundesliga to aid his international career.

    He’s 24 and Carr has been monitoring his play for the last two seasons. By far the best attacking midfielder we’ve been linked with and perfect to link the play in the last third and in a style not by passing the midfield which was a common criticism of our play last season.

    With the midfield players we have we should be able to convince him that we will be playing the sort of football to suit his favoured style of play. De Jong is keen to ensure that he joins a team playing football in a World Cup season. He could well favour the Bundesliga but I didn’t think we had a chance of getting Yanga.

    “In England a lot of clubs won’t suit me because I want to go to a club that plays football,” he explained. “I don’t want to go to a club that doesn’t involve the midfield in their play.”

  • 51 toon kk // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Carr probably had quite a few targets lined up then JK would say no now we’re just starting to look again.

  • 52 scout // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    I stuck bridcutt up months back, he’s quality, probably better than tiote on last seasons form

  • 53 scout // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    I reckon you could assemble a team from championship players and they would finish top half of the premiership, anyone agree?

  • 54 Newcastle for alltid // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM


    Saying that Man Utd has got an average team that will struggle to make the top 10 is so out there as it gets.
    They may not make the cracking signings as frequently as, say, City or Chelsea. And player for player, their names may not sound as talented and exciting, but remember that Man Utd have had the continuity a lot of other teams lack. With that, they have developed a certain mentality that they can somewhat beat every team there is. A winning mentality, where a good result always seems likely.

    Should be needless to say all this, as them having a poor team is just wrong. You won’t win the league with a 12 point margin, and have Real Madrid almost beaten 11 vs 11 if you have a poor team.

  • 55 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    JFK: Hey Mario you are fantastic player. Would you be interest in coming to Newcastle?
    Gomis: Mon nom n’est pas Mario. Je ne parle pas bien l’anglais.
    JFK; Yo Kebab can you translate please.

  • 56 shearerno9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Just a question lads…

    But i thought that remy had his contract cancelled when the allegations of rape arose???

    Maybe im wrong but i thought a few hours after the allegations came to light fernandez shipped him out?

  • 57 Joe Blog // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM


    Do you often find yourself in the supermarket, having an argument with the coconuts?

  • 58 Markaccus // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Joe @57


    That is all.

  • 59 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    lots of talent in the championship

    Schmeichel, Trippier, Byram, Brayford, Rhys Williams, Will Hughes, Hendrick, Ince, Matty Phillips, Matt Ritchie, Austin, Rhodes to name a few.

    Of those i’d say Byram, Hughes, Ince and Austin stand out, possibly Rhodes

  • 60 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    missed Bridcutt d’oh!!

  • 61 Markaccus // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    However when kets said welbeck is poor i totally agree. I dont get why he is so popular with the media when he plays for england. Hes a young Ameobi.

  • 62 Mister Tuff // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Been trying to find out why we have supposedly pulled out of talks with Kone. Couldn’t find much apart from Owen Coyle stating that he understood from Kones’ representatives that he wanted to go to Everton. Coyle also said;-
    “There is no problem. He goes with our blessing because I need players who need to be at Wigan. If his heart’s elsewhere then he’s no good to me.”
    Reminds me of a certain player from South America.

  • 63 GatesheadMag // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Kets, carrick, cleverley. Hazard + oscar. Total different types of players. All 4 together would be a good midfield

  • 64 pawl250 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    ToonDano what is your source?

    Or is this just a guess from the feeling in your bones?

  • 65 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Please no to Gomis. CLumsy, heavy touch, poor decision making- as well as yet another excuse to hoof it- I hope this is just paper talk.

  • 66 ToonDanno // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    No I work for nufc.

  • 67 GatesheadMag // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    And if my memory serves me correct didnt man u beat us 2-0 at sjp? And carrick was outstanding, didnt waste a dingle pass all game

  • 68 GatesheadMag // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Meant to say single not, shadrak dingle

  • 69 Markaccus // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    A dingle pass?? Can you learn that skill on Fifa? 😀

  • 70 Markaccus // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    It actually sounds a tad uncomfortable…

  • 71 jazzyp // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    if this is true can you tell me the interest in de jong that is being banded about through nufc and yet Louis laros states there has been no official approach

  • 72 Mr Random // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I think we should make a double swoop for given and bent from villa.
    Would be great additions to our squad. Given hasn’t been the same since he left us. Same can be said with AC.

  • 73 lesh // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I know it’s early days yet but any transfers depend on Joe’s say say and, and this is the key, whether there’s anyone in the club to sort out and agree the ins and outs of the finances, now that Llambias has gone?

    Somehow, and sorry to sound like a doom-monger, but I can see Kinnear’s appointment being a total disaster for Newcastle United. He’s bound to have been totally out of touch with the dynamics of football as a business, let alone who’s who in the game.

    I truly hope I’m wrong.

  • 74 Tinman // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Well well well, I have heard some bad news on Ben Arfa. Debating whether or not to bother posting before I get shot down. Oh well, here goes nothing.

    One of my good mates just seen HBA at the airport, reckoned he had put on some beef. Reckons he told him that he would be gone and is going to be sold soon because of the management at the top.

  • 75 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Hopefully we manage to trade our fringe for one of them at least.

  • 76 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    FALSE: The Le 10 Sport claim that Bafetimbi Gomis is negotiating with Newcastle has no substance, we understand.

    GFN France

  • 77 aidytoon9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Are we being linked with Tom ince now?

  • 78 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Joe Kinnear, Wonga, why wouldnt we bring in a guy on suspicion of rape.

    Innocent until proven guilty, a cornerstone of civil society, but the accusation is rape, and the guy has turned his back on us once before.
    Top player, but no thanks

    Not big on Joe or Wonga either just quietly.

  • 79 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    According to GFN France Kemen is winger.

  • 80 GatesheadMag // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Markaccus. Not just anyone can execute a dingle pass. Takes years of practise, shola can pull it off tho

  • 81 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Remy is our number one target. Pea was second choice. Only reason we are holding back is Remy impendeing court case. All those who expect signings to replace those leaving will be disappointed. We will get a couple of signings in but the youth are gonna be expected to step up now

  • 82 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    @Jimmysmith – finally someone else who’s not exactly shouting from the rooftops about the prospect of Remy.

    There is a chance- probably unlikely but still a chance- that he will be incarcerated for rape. How can we possibly validate spending 8 million pounds on him at the moment?

    Especially when we spend so little money anyway- 8m will probably be everything we spend.

  • 83 Taking the Papiss // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Already guys,

    What a weird day with Kone… Ashley makes a bid, everyone finds out, Ashley pulls the plug. I am uncertain on Kone so not sure if its a good or bad thing but slightly bizarre.

    I genuinely don’t think we need to go big this summer and 3 recruits will be sufficient.

    I think that Remy is an option but the rape charge is worrying. I really don’t rate Ince but not a winger, and another striker would be great.

    I have had time to reflect on PEA and I am going to get shot down big time on this but my view is this. We bid on him in January, St Etienne made it clear that it wasn’t a question of valuation but they definitely weren’t going to sell…he also wanted to win a cup with them so stayed. That’s all fair enough. Fast forward to today and he has signed for Dortmund ie we never had a chance. Even if we had gone for him at the beginning of window, it would have just brought the BVB bid forward.

    Even though he is an excellent player he also isn’t exactly what we needed. He plays up front or wide on the right. So he couldn’t play in the same time as Cisse and Ben Arfa unless we went 4-4-2 but I think we all think Ben Arfa is better as winger or attacking midfielder than ordinary right midfielder.

    I think we should be looking for 2 out and out strikers (ideally Remy and Kone/Bent) and a winger (not sure which I would like).

  • 84 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Tom Ince isn’t good enough for us. Real Madrid aren’t a great team at the moment. Don’t rate Arbeloa.

    Man Utd have a new manager now. They’ll be major problems their as their playing staff isn’t up to standard (i.e. in comparison with Arsenal, Spurs, Us, Chelsea, City and Liverpool.

    If Swansea and Soton sign the players they’re linked with, I reckon they could both finish above Man Utd this season.

    Rooney will either leave or struggle as he is obviously unhappy and hasn’t been playing great.

  • 85 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    That bloke off that first dates programme was absolutely hilarious. Deliberately dating a fatty, pretending to like her and then at the last minute saying she’s not the type he’s after.

  • 86 Tinman // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Kets, I will be having a cheeky punt on Man U to finish outside of the top 4, but anything else is getting a tad extreme 😉

  • 87 Tinman // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Kets, Arbeloa is a heap of crap. Neymar had him in his back pocket!

  • 88 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Ketsbia semi final of champs league. Not a great team……… Ohhhhh MG

  • 89 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:18 PM

  • 90 John Irving // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Joe goes on holiday after tomorrow so can we expect a signing soon to be announced. How come a guy who hasn’t worked for quite a few years needs a holiday already?

  • 91 Rooster // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    The rumour mill is in full swing, Kone? gomis? wijnaldum? remy? ince? siem de jong? an other? who know?

    Williamson is the fourth centre half at the moment and has filled in many times but he needs a fresh challenge and a team in the fizzy would suite, young Dummet is good lad and is a beast of a tackler with a sweet left foot, I would rather see him introduced at centre half and let willy go, Dummet is a really Decent full back as well who always pulled young ameobi out the crap in the reserves, Dummet was captain of the reserves and has a great attitude also.

  • 92 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    bet we end up with Di Santo who wigan released.

  • 93 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    United struggled against Basle and Ajax last season. Vidic is too injury prone. We could do with Valencia. Van Persie must be 30 soon. Rooney wants out. Young and Welbeck are useless. Cleverly needs to be loaned back to Wigan. Ferdinand, Scholes and Giggs are past it. Rafael is a poor right back. Evra is a great left back but will be leaving. Carrick is the most overrated player in the premiership and doesn’t offer anything. Hernandez is a great finisher.

    Overall, they aren’t very good. If they win the league this year i’ll get a tattoo on my forehead.

  • 94 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    N’Zogbia, Bearsejour, Zarate, Alderweireld, Kone and Remy would be a good window for us. They’d cost under £20m

  • 95 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Di Santo is a good player but he isn’t an upgrade on Gouffran. We need 2 goalscorers.

  • 96 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    I believe Kone would do well in a good team.

  • 97 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Alderwiereld will be a Liverpool player soon, Ajax are busy trying to get a replacement in.

  • 98 John Irving // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Siem de Jong was outstanding against Man City in the Champions League. A player who would potentially lift us into competition for a top 5 or 6 place. Tom Ince would give us a much needed left wideman presence. Don’t judge him on under 21 performances little support and not used properly by a clueless Pearce.

  • 99 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Do you rate Zaha? Kagawa?

  • 100 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    We have a lack of ambition if we don’t sign him. It’s like Jan Vertonghen all over again. I even though Arshavin would’ve been a good signing for us.

  • 101 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    We are a team on the downward slope. Backing pardew with an 8 year contract and those fans growing out have him have ruined us. He has rested on his laurels. Ashley won’t buy him out…… Plus we have an absolute joke for a human being as a DOF.

  • 102 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    With Arsenal likely to sign Higuain would Giroud become available?

  • 103 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    just seen that PSV signed Maher, damn it!!!

  • 104 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Yeah, they’re decent, but will Zaha be with them this season?

  • 105 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    I think Kagawa is one of the best attacking mids in the league. So sad to see him on the bench so much for Man U . Understandable because it was his first PL season but he proved his worth IMO . Was injured for a spell as well like.

  • 106 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    We could do with Kagawa actually, but I prefer Marveaux anyway.

  • 107 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Nzogbia and Milner, the ones that got away would be super additions, no chance of course, for one reason or another.

    If only HBA could get a leg in more often and score more goals, he’d be a great no 10 behind Cisse, with those two up and down either flank.

    Splendid, dreaming.

  • 108 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    BPC how much of kagawa did u see to think he’s one of the best AM in our league. How many goals did he score???? I think 1 hand will do

  • 109 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    I heard rumours of Ox on loan. I do hink they will keep Giroud. Usually takes time for Arsenal to sell their fringe.

  • 110 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    @ Kets

    Come on now, Marveaux over Kagawa FFS ? . You must have skipped todays meds 🙂 .

    Is anyone else a bit gutted seeing Dortmunds team being slightly dismantled ? . They are one of my favourite teams after NUFC. At one point they had this team:




    Just makes me sad to see them leave 🙁 . Plus they were unreal on FIFA 😉

  • 111 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    @ Leeb

    If you can’t see Kagawa is world class then I feel sorry for you.

  • 112 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I think that’s why they are selling Nani.

    Hernandez RVP
    Zaha Kagawa Valencia
    Carrick Jones
    Baines? Vidic Rio Rafael
    De Gea

  • 113 Jail for Ashley // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    So Ashley finds out that one of his or Media Joe’s bids have been found out and he pulls the plug, aye really weird, what with the advent of the internet and social networking we may well see a few more plugs pulled this summer.

  • 114 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Bpc where’s he shown it. I’m not saying he isn’t but just coz fifa says 90 does not mean world class

  • 115 geordie157 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Big Pappa,

    agree on Dortmund, fantastic stadium and atmosphere too. They’ve got Aubameyang now so its not all bad news for them.

  • 116 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    @ Leeb

    Just watch his hat-trick against Norwich. His finishing and vision are world class. He would walk into most teams in the world.

  • 117 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    With all due respect Marv wouldn’t get within a bulls roar of the Man U starting 11. He struggles to get into ours and rightly so, can’t or won’t defend to an acceptable level for this league. Benny is same ballpark, short of whats demanded from a truly top side when the opposition has the ball.

  • 118 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Bpc I could show u a video of the world’s best left back been murdered by Gillespie. Doesn’t mean he’s world class. Give me 20 more examples and I’ll listen

  • 119 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé .
    Bender Gundogan
    Reus Leitner PEA

    They might buy Eriksen or Mhiktarian or somebody else.

    There is some serious powerful pace in that team.

  • 120 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    I’m not a massive fan of either player actually. They are both remarkable at times. Benny in particular, has pulled off some astonishing moments of individual brilliance, but remove those moments and good grief!

  • 121 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Leitner is on loan. So move in Reus as AM and in with Blaszczykowski at RW.

  • 122 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    @ sazzer

    Yeah they are still quality and they do buy well so they should still do well in the Bundesliga and CL.

    @ Leeb

    What is your problem with Kagawa like ? . He was a regular for Dortmund who were runners up in the Champions League and was signed by Fergie for Man U . He must have something about him.

  • 123 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Sheared won f all for ud. Does that lessen him

  • 124 Rooster // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Gomis would be my number 1 striking choice, he has been terrific and consistent for years now, lyon need the bit we can pay up front, lets do a deal.

  • 125 Jamiemac // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I find Get French Football (@GFN_France) as the most reliable source for transfers on twitter for those interested.

  • 126 Jamiemac // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM


    Kagawa was incredible in Germany

  • 127 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Kagawa is fantastic but Dortmund upgraded when they bought Reus. That’s why they sold Kagawa.

    It might turn out to be the same with PEA actually. With some guidance from Klopp.

  • 128 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Not saying kagawa isn’t awesome but ………………….. Kezman…………. And any other Boro players that spring to mind

  • 129 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Nice video of Reus.

  • 130 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Kagawa is really good, scores and creates goals and works hard without the ball. The Man U side are more than happy to play through him in possession. He’s had a good first season for one of the worlds best domestic sides, and he’s still young.

  • 131 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    No one has dissed him 6 goals in how many games. Ronaldo n messi would do this in 30 mins

  • 132 jimmysmith // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Yes, not in that class of course, or even close, but still good enough for Man U to be happy with him, and that’s extremely good.

  • 133 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    @ leeb

    Ok you win Kagawa is rubbish. Night ladies 🙂

  • 134 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    He is world class at setting up winger so they get their assists. He scored 12 goals and had 12 assist as well in Dortmund before joining United.

  • 135 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Compare him with Iniesta or Xavi rather then Messi.

  • 136 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Lets not muddle up potential and ability. Ronaldo and messi and bale are world class. Give me kagawas comparisons to
    those 3 n I’ll shut up

  • 137 Jamiemac // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:42 PM


    nobody is trying to compare to them 3? he’s a class player but maybe not world class

  • 138 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    So you don’t consider Iniesta and Xavi world class?

  • 139 leeb1982 // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Potential. If manure valued him so high we wud be on about ………………… ??????????+?+++

  • 140 Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Kagawa is attacking midfielder. Not Striker or Winger like Messi and Ronaldo. Bale isn’t more world class then Zlatan, RVP if goals and assist is the only thing we are comparing.

  • 141 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    leeb – are you saying that all footballers should be judged on how many goals they score?

    If Kagawa only scored 6 in his first year in a new country then Wilshere must be awful then……

  • 142 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Also- why are we comparing players to Ronaldo and Messi? They are the absolute best- doesn’t mean someone else isn’t excellent.

  • 143 lesh // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Jail @111.

    Looking at the aborted Kone bid, I wonder if our ambassador at large (Joe Kinnear that is), has gone wading in at Wigan with that bid without knowing about the ‘friendship’ between Whelan and Ashley

    Seeing an opportunity to embarrass Ashley, Whelan announces that he’s had an acceptable bid from hm. Ashley’s got wind of the bid and, kerplunk, the plug’s pulled on it.

    And, Joe gets another bollocking. It’ll all end in tears!!

  • 144 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:23 AM



    Personally, I think that Doumbia is unreal! He’s rapid, strong for his size, can finish and is passionate which makes him perfect for us. 😀 He missed more or less all of last season and those who say he’s out of our price range need to wise up! He was worth around £16 million last summer and this year I’d say that has dropped to at least £10 million!

  • 145 padthemag // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Why would we gamble signing remy he’s up on a rape charge in sept
    That would be a massive gamble I.e ched Evans can’t
    See us risking it tbh

  • 146 AaranD // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Remy, Siem De Jong and Ince coupled with some youth prospects and all in all that would be a great summers work.

    I would take Doumbia all day every day and with that Musa kid playing ahead of him he probably is up for a move but I think CSKA are asking more towards £20million

  • 147 Sazzer // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    CSKA Moscow have sold few of their top players Zhirkov and Jo around 20 m £ and Vagner Love 9 m £. The bought Doumbia at 9 m £ and Musa at around 5 m £.

    So not impossible that we can get one of them if we are desperate.

  • 148 RonVanDam // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Forget about Kone. He doesnt fit our blue print.

    Doumbia would be a maybe, he’s 5’10. Height may play a part in getting him.

    Remy – might all depend on how MA feels about him after he left Mike hanging in the last window.

    Bent could be a possibility. Proven PL experience, “hungry” to get in the England squad. Cheap. Just like Kone, doesnt fit our blueprint

    Gomis can go …… himself. Wont suit the PL and will get lost during games.

  • 149 SeanNufc87 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Its been suggested that the deal for remy would be a loan to buy deal, which would protect us should he be a rapist…

  • 150 9gauche9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Alright then,

    OUT IN
    Cabaye £20m Leroy Fer £7m
    Cisse £12m Ba £10m
    Williamson £1m Douglas Free
    Gosling £1m Ince £7m
    Amalfitano £1m S Sinclair £8m
    Obertan £1.5m J Guidetti £10m
    Shola £1.5m
    Perchinho £700k

    Total : £38.7m Total £42m

    Net Spend £3.3M

    Any takers?

  • 151 9gauche9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    F*@k it, buy Remy too for £8m, thats still only £11.3M net spend.

  • 152 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    How can you think cisse is worth more than Ba?

  • 153 9gauche9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Cisse is still highly thought of in Germany, and there are plenty of rich russian teams who would take a punt on him. He had a great 1st season and still managed 13 goals in a struggling team last season.

    I know Chelsea got Ba on the cheap but he hasnt doesnt much there to increase his value. Mourinho has already bought Schurrle for £18m and it looks like he could get Cavani too. Don’t think Ba figures in his plans at all. I reckon we could get him for around £10m or even try to loan him.

  • 154 SeanNufc87 // Jul 5, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Dont think cabaye would be leaving for anything less than 25 considering the clubs after him.

    Not a chance on Douglas, would be bench warmer and wants first team, we have already pulled out of a deal with him.

    Chelsea aint getting Cavani, hes going to psg, I think jose is more likely to let moses go than ba.

    I agree with most the outs except cisse, as your suggesting we get rid of all our strikers for a bloke with a dodgy knee, a prospect that fell off the face of the earth last season and a lad who could be in prison in September.

    Cant comment on ferr as hes one of a few players iv never seen play, I think hes a winger right?

    Id take ince and sinclair though I think we could get scott for 6 if we put the cheeky bid in soon.

  • 155 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 5, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    @ 9gauche9 – Some of those I agree with, some I don’t.

    Wouldn’t want Cisse sold or resigning Ba.
    Would ask for much more than 20m for Cabaye (It is PSG!!! at least 30!!). Not sure on Ince, don’t think Guidetti would come at the moment.
    Not sure about Scott Sinclair either- would rather have Ince.

    Douglas looks like Kinnear has squashed it with his big ‘doom-bringer’ boot and will go elsewhere.

    Amalfitano is a strange one, seems that the ‘hit and hope’ man Pardew thinks he’s too slight and weak to play despite him looking like a decent passer when he did play. Not sure if he’ll ever get a chance.

    I’m really worried that we’ll only buy one 1st team player this summer- just like last season which is what set us up for the abysmal season which it was.

    If it’s Bent then I’ll just hope we can get back in to the Premier league on the first attempt like last time.

  • 156 SeanNufc87 // Jul 5, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Go nufc

    Amilfitano has never shown any passing skill at all, iv seen him play twice as a substitute and both times he showed glimpses of silky footwork then promptly lost the ball, id be surprised if he made 6 complete passes in either game. But hey I might be blinded by the fact he gave the ball away nearly every time he had it.

    We have lost harps perch and Simpson so far if we only bring one in then we’re boned. I cant see that being the case though.

  • 157 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 5, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    @Sean – lol, yeah I agree he wasn’t great. But there was one pre season game where I remember him playing one beautifully weighted and curved through ball for the full back to run on to, that’s why I mentioned his passing but I do remember him giving it away quite a bit as well.

    I think he was largely bought in the hope that he could turn out as good as his brother.

    If we only bring one first teamer in like last season then we’ll have another season like last season.

    But I still can’t shake the feeling that that’s the plan. We’ll get that classic:

    “Because of the staff changes we just couldn’t get them over the line, but at least we did our business in January anyway….”

    After weeks of Pardew saying “We should get 1 or 2 through the door by next week” like last summer with nothing ever coming of it.

    This summer really is make or break.

  • 158 Marty-Toon // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Go is isn’t even that great in the French league,
    Let him stay there

  • 159 Marty-Toon // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:08 AM


  • 160 Indian Magpie // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Some of you who are still deluded may i ask a question?

    A man who in his 6 years incharge has not made one decent decision why do you think he will suddenly come to senses?

    This is no way to run a football club. Full of cronies

    I just sincerely hope like gonufc (not Arf’ bad)

    That we can bounce back straight away like the last time

  • 161 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Morning lads!

    …so it is Friday lets see if anything will happen 😉 Not counting on it though!

    Is Pardew back at Benton and have anybody seen JFK? I am a bit worried about him – a guy with Alzheimer and Multiple Personality Disorder need to be guarded 24/7 😉

  • 162 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    I like the idea that pardew keep quiet about transfers.
    I don’t know if it’s true or not that pardew want to keep Perch on the team, but looking at the list of midfield that we have Perch won’t get much chances. We have too many defensive midfields and Perch probably the weakest among them. With Perch sold, we still have Bigi, Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye as center midfield. Also Marv sometimes play in CM.
    I don’t know about Gosling future, but with Perch gone Gosling, Bigi, and Anita will have more chances. If we go 100% with what pardew wants, those players will have little hope improving, this way we will see better players in midfield role. Abeid will probably not be sold, I think that will be more than enough players for CM.\ roles.
    I do like Perch and his work ethics but I think selling him is the correct decission.
    Wide midfielders will depend on how pardew tactic, we do have capable wing backs doing wingers job, but it depends how pardew set the team.
    Strikers, we do need 1 or 2 more, one quick and one targetman. Shola is hopeless, he would probably stay and become 4th or 5th choice behind Campbell.
    I really do hope Kinnear will be more involve and give pardew some needed insults when he starts playing ugly hoofball tactic, because looking at the players we have, 90% of them are not equiped for hoofball.

  • 163 beddersmag // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM


    The only problem for me is that perch has actually looked our best defensive midfielder since tiote went rapidly downhill.

    Cabaye and anita are too weak and cant tackle, gosling is just poor, sissoko wont head the ball and seems to want to be a striker.

    Gutted hes going for a tiny fee utility players like that are invaluable imo

  • 164 beddersmag // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Bigi seems decent but young and doesnt quite seem to have the physicality to be our destroyer yet

  • 165 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Sissoko “seems to want to be a striker”
    quote of the day already.

  • 166 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:14 AM


    Most of them were poor last season, which didn’t take much for Perch to be outstanding, but if all of them are in good form then you will see Perch isn’t that good.
    Anita didn’t get much chance, Cab was injured mostly and wasn’t 100% fit. Tiote was missmanaged I think, he was trying to play as playmaker ala Pirlo and pardew let him, he was supposed to be ball-winner. He hold the ball too long and in dangerous area.
    I don’t believe Gosling is poor, I didn’t see him play much tbh, I don’t think any of us watched him play much either.
    I remember when our 1st season back in epl, Perch got 5 yellow cards in 5 games.

  • 167 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    you could ask 3 or 5 or 10 mil for Perch, but who will go for that price?

  • 168 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Anyway for 700k, only Wigan went for him.

  • 169 Ibizatoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    PPB…It’s a great shout, however, isn’t it early to be making such claims as “quote of the day”….pace yourself mate or you’ll burn out by lunchtime…

    Jesper…A good morning to you sir. It’s Friday. the weekend is upon us and anything is possible. That last part would excite normal people, but as Newcastle fans we should probably brace ourselves for an upset 🙂

    beddersmag…I don’t think Bigi is too far off tbh. Needs a decent run of games and I’m fairly confident he’d grow in to the position. I suppose the big question is. I also have little doubt that given a run of games that Anita would prove to be a vital starting player.

    Indian…I get your point, there have been a lot of bad decisions, but how about Graham Carr as one good decision?

  • 170 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Well wonder if we can get a few players in soon, give them more time to integrate, make it a little easier for them to start the season. Only time will tell and if we don’t..who cares, it’s just a game of football.

    Not sure why people are keen on Remy, good player but until he is either charged or told he won’t be charged we should not commit money to him.

    I just think we need 2 players to have a good season. A tricky/pacey forward and a good left sided forward/winger.

    Anything after that is just to add depth or improve on an already good area of the team.

  • 171 beddersmag // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:27 AM


    Who knows who was in for him. Maybe he wanted first team football and to leave. But i wouldnt have asked for any amount. Would have kept him in our small and shrinking squad. No doubt on their day other players can do better job, just a risk to get rid for peanuts before they actually prove they can do so

  • 172 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:33 AM


    I agree…why get rid of a reliable squad player who doesn’t cause a fuss for such a small amount. He was decent cover for 3/4 positions.

    Man utd had average players like him for years…john o’shea did a lot of similar work to perch for man utd.

    If they feel we have adequate cover, fine, or if he wanted first team football thats fine too. Just knowing how we work it will not have been fully thought through, just like every other decision with Ashley…they are all short term..never think how a decision impacts long term.

  • 173 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:33 AM


    I think some of decission also benefit Perch, I’m sure he would like to stay and fight for his place in 1st team, but with so many CM and CB in the squad it would probably wasting his time if he stayed. He doesn’t want to be another Harper.

  • 174 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    The weekend has landed. All threats left is pubs, clubs, drugs and bitter disappointment for toon fans

  • 175 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Regarding Douglas, I’m super glad that we didn’t go for him. He is an @ss.
    He was in negotiation contract with Anzi and he hold signing contract, because he hope Inter will go in for him.

  • 176 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM


    Thats fair enough by douglas…surely you should to go to the club you want…dont rush it for the benefit of others.

    I think that he would have been a good player for us to get on a free but is no great loss. We have 4 CBs anyway so other positions are priority.

  • 177 WWYCD // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Reading Southampton are leading the chase for Damiao now I don’t mind being beat out for fine players by better teams but Damiao is a great player, I’ve seen him play in the flesh, and he looked at home in St James. If he’s interested in Southampton we should be flashing our eyelashes at him too

    Be a damn fine statement of intent…yeah who am I kidding

  • 178 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:48 AM


    Inter hasn’t gone for Douglas, he just heard that Inter might be interested. You might remember last time when we tried to sign him, it was too complicated and he has too many agents.
    It would be disaster if we had signed him. Yes, financially he is good because he is free, but for the team morale it would be bad. He wants 1st team priority, but he hasn’t proved that he is good enough for epl and who will be sacrificed? I doubt pardew will play 3 CB formation. He could be another Cacapa or Boumsong.

  • 179 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 7:59 AM


    Thats when you tell him to earn his place. Say to him to impress in training and to take his chance in a cup or when there is an injury…same with all sports sides.

    And you never know…inter might not have made an offer publicly but all sorts is discussed in private, so many non-disclosure agreements are signed to prevent people talking and some just keep quiet to keep their cards close to their chest.


    I’m not sure why we can’t compete financially with the likes of swansea, cardiff, southampto, even hull… everyone else doing it wrong and we are doing it right? or is it more likely that we are doing things wrong?

  • 180 Novocastrian66 // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:01 AM Looks like Remy is off the agenda.

  • 181 WWYCD // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Judgemental annoyed guess they are looking to grow and succeed we are looking to stay in the league and pull in money. Lets not forget the clubs pulling in an extra 60 million minimum this year on top of everything sky gives them

  • 182 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    For the last six seven weeks me like many others log on to see if we are going to sign anyone


    I think that know one will be coming in as we bought our ‘summer quota’ in January to stave of relegation.

  • 183 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM


    Wheres the extra 60mil from? heard sky/bt was an extra 20/25…what else have we managed to get?

  • 184 WWYCD // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    The new tv deal from bt was set to give clubs an extra 60 alone last I read

  • 185 Jail for Ashley // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Good to see you posting again, I agree with you on both counts of what we need up top but I still think we need a RB who can compete with Debuchy and not just cover him otherwise we might see a few repeats of the Liverpool tantrum.

  • 186 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM


    not sure what will happen. We are moving slow but you never know. Transfer windows tend to have a domino effect so once a few in our circle get moving we might too.

  • 187 WWYCD // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Hasten to add that could be wrong however even 20 million added on to everything else the club gets is still a hell of a lot of money

  • 188 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:16 AM


    ah right, i thought it was just 25…but 60 is much better haha.


    just had a little break, football is not a summer sport so avoid it for my more favoured sports. But like to check in every now and then to see whats happening.

    Yeh debuchy cover would be nice but could always have santon push him and haidara take left back spot.

  • 189 James RS // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    God no…second rate from what Ive seen of him. We’ll end up with the summer scraps as usual; the Lyon fans want rid too…relegation looms. Get Remy and stop p******g about Newcastle.

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