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Demba Ba To Join Russian Club

10:35 am, Friday, July 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 113 Comments

Demba Ba was great at Newcastle for a season and a half, when he scored 29 goals in 58 appearances for the Magpies., after we signed him as a free agent two years ago from West Ham.

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Demba Ba – while at Newcastle United

And usually when players leave Newcastle they don’t do as well elsewhere as they did at Newcastle,  and there are multiple examples of that.

Well it seems that with Jose Mourinho coming back to Chelsea, the former Porto, Inter-Milan and real Madrid doesn’t rate the striker, and news in the Mirror today that Ba will be sold to rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who are coached by Guus Hiddink.

You may remember we smashed Anzhi 1-0 over two legs in the Europa League last season. :D

It seems that Ba turned down a loan move to West Ham and also an approach from West Bron, and he looks to be on his way to Russia, unless he turns down the move.

The 28 year-old former Newcastle striker was hoping to fight for his place at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, but he may not be given that chance.

At Chelsea Ba scored 6 goals in 22 appearances, but only two goals in 14 appearances in the Premier League.

There’s no information on what fee Anzhi will be paying for Ba, who was signed from Newcastle in January via a £7M release clause in his contract, but his agents will be getting yet another pay-day from their client.

The plans are for Newcastle to bring in a replacement for Ba this summer.

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113 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Well that was unexpected. Journeyman on a ticking clock makes move to obscure club with more money than sense for a big payday. :)

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Best of luck Demba , I dont get how some fans turned on him , was a great servant

  • 3 Ben3arfa // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1491815/mauricio-pochettino-reveals-southampton-leandro-damiao?cc=4716

    Southampton are making moves to sign Leandro Daimao , Ever Banega and Victor Wanywama, not to mention theve already signed Dejan Lovren

    WHILE WE CANT EVEN LAND AROUNA KONE

    Depressing

  • 4 jimmysmith // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Chelsea are going to have a replacement in for Ba before we do.

    Good Grief!

  • 5 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I don’t think many fans turned on him did they? I know there were a few knee-jerk one’s who wheeled out the old ‘Traitor’ chestnut, but in the end he was what he was, did a job that was asked. So long, thanks for the goals especially the one against Man U.

  • 6 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Divn’t worry aboot transfers man.

    Joe can pick up the phone to any manager in the world.

    He’s the best aroond.

    Apparantly ;)

    Wow, Demba off where the money is again? No surprise there, I suppose the best league in the world dosn’t have much pull where money is concerned eh..

  • 7 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Toon-Prodigy – I reckon Joe’s number ranks as the most blocked in football. :) And he’s not noted for being approachable either – can anyone recall his legendary answerphone message a few years back?

  • 8 Jamiemac // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Ben3arfa

    He started putting himself before the team. Wasn’t happy playing LW in a team that were playing amazing. Pardew ended up buckling to his demands so played him as striker which helped him score but ultimately led to some awful team performances and didn’t allow us to utilise our main poacher Cisse. In my opinion I think this was the catalyst of our problems this season.

  • 9 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Another target slashed out. Maybe we’ll be in for Bony now.

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    I’m ok with demba.

    Short career, do what you like. If you just want money its fine, if you just want trophies fine, if you want to play at your local club fine.

    Each to their own.

  • 11 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Ketsy – whats your take on the Abeid situation?

  • 12 jeff // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    dem baba was never good.prefer cisse to baba.

  • 13 faustino asprilla newcastle // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    that is big improvement in his career- move from Chelsea to Anzhi

  • 14 wolfshead@toon // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    jamie

    are you serious? after demba left we went down the shitter

  • 15 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    jamiemac – but that was more Pard’s lack of nuts than Ba’s attitude. I think there was probably a bit of behind the scenes kerfuffle at manager/board level on that one. But you are right, it was the start of the rot for me too.

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    well Ba wasn’t going to play at cheslea under mourinho…so could come back to us or our level for 40/50k a week or get double that at anzhi and play in champs league…easy call if you ask me and the right one.

    I’d take Ba over Cisse everytime.

  • 17 Tommyy // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    What the hell are we doing? We should have had targets sorted weeks ago after that shambles of a season, but oh no we’re making it up as we go along as per. Tragic.

  • 18 supershola // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    So everyone’s back for pre-season training and still no sign of a transfer, still no comments from Alan Pardew and we’ve still got obertan on our books…. turning out to be a great transfer window eh?

    While all other teams around us are showing ambition, getting players and bids in early we undermind our manager by getting Joe Kinnear to be his ‘boss’ and sell a player who was arguably our best utility player against Pardews wishes

    Joke

  • 19 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    wolfshead – I think what jamie means is that when we reshaped our team to fit Ba, when he went we had a disgruntled Cisse and a team shape that didn’t suit our No 9 like it did Ba. And Pardew for whatever reason never found a way to course-correct after that.

  • 20 Jamiemac // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Interesting point TS @10

    Leads me on to this question for everyone: Which option would you choose from money, trophies or local club.

    1. Rubin Kazan in Russia for £60.000 wage per week. Mid table team, might appear in Europa League every now and again but not expected to win any trophies.

    2. Trophies in a mediocre league. Let’s say Porto with a wage of £30,000. Regularly winning domestic trophies and maybe a decent run in Champions League.

    3. Local club Newcastle with a £30,000 wage. Comfortably expected to finish mid-table. May scrape Europa every now and then but not expected to win anything.

    It’s all well and good in hindsight but out of those 3 I think I would choose Newcastle.

    What about everyone else?

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Sage

    From last thread, I don’t think Pardew listens to anyone else he loves himself so much.

    Pardew had 3 senior players Colo (Captain,) Ba (top scorer) and Benny (best player) all come out and say they weren’t happy with tactics. Did he alter anything, did he heck.

  • 22 Jamiemac // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Wolfshead

    See Tsunki’s point @19.

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    the team should be built around Sissoko it’s as simple as that, having Sissoko as our AMC with HBA & Marv on the wings and Cabaye & Anita as our midfielders

    this is what AP should be doing

    Krull
    Debuchy, Colo, MYM, Haidara
    Cabaye/Tiote, Anita/Bigi
    HBA, Sissoko,Marv/Santon
    Cisse/Campbell

    now with this kind of lineup i don’t see why they are aiming for 10th but by rights they should be aiming for the top 5 spots

  • 24 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    There is still time for a turnaround in proceedings before the window closes and the season starts. unfortunately there is also still ample time for a disastrous pre-season with embarrassing losses to sub-par outfits, infighting in the dressing room, big names leaving under a cloud, Pardew’s only and final statement saying he’s had enough of emptying JFK’s bog-chair and resigning, and our star buys being 500k and under ‘prospects from League 1.

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    rotonda

    I’m not saying it will happen just thats how i would run the team…i believe getting people involved makes a happy squad and players feel more valued and likely to stay.

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Lets be honest, the way we finished last season and with Pardew still here and now JFK over him, it’s not exactly a mecca to attract top players.

    KK first time round had the name and charisma as did SBR.

  • 27 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    sorry

    Cisse/Campbell/Goofy

  • 28 Mr Funk // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Using transfermarkt and searching for players under the age of 24 with a contract expiring in 2014, there is an interesting list of possible buys for reasonable outlay

    My choices would be

    Cheick M’Bengue – LB – Competition for Haidara and allows Santon to be moved forward to RW or LW or even to RB.

    Nacer Chadli – LW – Natural LW who can score, cross and has a good freekick. Allows Gouffran to move to CF position

    Charlie Austin – CF – Good scoring record and worth a chance in my opinion.

    What would be your choices using the above criteria on transfermarkt?

  • 29 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Jamiemac

    Personally i’d like to start at newcastle…then if i was good enough move to a big team like madrid or man utd to win some trophies and to say i played for them and after that spend the last few years earning big money at a club in russia/america/china/UAE etc etc.

    but if i had to chose only one i’d probably go for newcastle…but anything can happen in football so even if i wanted to stay anything could cause me to leave from club wanting to sell, manager not picking me etc etc

  • 30 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Sissoko needs to start from deeper than he has been being played. His main strength, in fact his superpower, is the powerful run across field from deep that slices midfields like a broadsword. He can’t do that from central or attacking mid, and if he can’t do that, he is just another midfielder I’m afraid. Watch the first few games he started for us, before he was deployed further up the pitch.

  • 31 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    sage

    Pardew got pally with jonas, saylor and tiote but to the detriment of the rest of the team and squad.

    You know it will be his favourites again, less Perch. So more of Jonas not getting past anyone and with a customary awful final ball, Saylor making crazy and daft decisions and costly errrors and Tiote a walking yellow card!

  • 32 magpie6699 // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Tommyy – How do you know “we’re making it up as we go along”? Because some drunk journo or some pretend in-the-know says we have or haven’t bid for this one or that one? Perhaps we DO have a list of targets – none (or maybe one ) of which we haven’t bought? I know nothing- and I’m not convinced anybody else does tbh.

  • 33 cestriasteve // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Surely it’s just a matter of replacing Jonas and finding a centre forward we don’t need anymore than that.

    From the last Anita article could him or marveaux not play in the Cabaye’s role both looked list at times at the start of last season but started to find the pace at the end.

  • 34 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Mr Funk

    RB i would go for Sebastian Corchai young french lad with loads of pace and is superb for tracking back and defending him and Debuchy challenging for the RB spot

  • 35 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Lol Tsunki,

    I don’t think I recall it nah.

    What’s going on man? What was that Kone carry on yesterday? I mean, did they even speak to the lad?

    Embarrasing, where is the plan?

    Fee accepted, allowed to talk, then this is the funny part. “Pulled out?”

    Was there a rejection because he had his heart set on working with Martinez again? I certaintly hope so. But why wasn’t it quoted as such?

    It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet that Joe is handling these players we are supposed to be bringing in. Has he even did anything like it before? This is a new job, a new role to Joe. DOF.

    Can he use a modern mobile telephone? They were just kicking off ten years ago haha.

  • 36 lesh // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    said last night that my reading of this supposed bid for Kone is as follows:

    1 – Kinnear’s totally out of his depth in his role and panicked to try to get a striker for today:

    2 – He hasn’t been aware of the relationship between Ashley and Whelan:

    3 – Being in his eyes, an all powerful director who thinks he’s Mr Knowall, he’s gone wading in with an acceptable bid without researching the situation:

    4- Whelan, seeking the potential to making Ashley look a fool, he announces that we’re set to talk to talk to Kone::

    5 – Ashley gets wind of what’s going on and tells Kinnear it’s a non-starter:

    6 – Kinnear panics and let’s it be known that Kone doesn’t fit in with our policy as he’s too old (that should scupper any move for Bent?):

    7 – Kinnear gets a dressing down from Ashley who’s beginning to realise he’s bought a pup in recruiting the clown.

    Point 7, I would add is wishful thinking. But Ashley’s got a problem – how does he git rid of the idiot? Maybe it’s a good time for Kinnear’s health to become a concern and for his sake, take a long period of ‘sick’ leave before retiring?

    An afterthought, as Mr Kinnear’s now part of Newcastle, I wonder he’d add weight to a renewed bid to be made a European City of Culture?

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Yes it is odd why anyone would turn on poor Ba because he is difinitely not all about the money ;-)

    …it is all football for him isn’t it? I know who wouldn’t pick a club that paid more (because a footballer only earns around £25M doing his career and that is not counting signon fees and so on)!

  • 38 cestriasteve // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Tsunlki remember when he played Sissoko on the right wing, absolutely the wrong place. Didn’t he get dropped after that, Liverpool game I think.

    Box to box and should be outstanding player next season

  • 39 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Tsunki

    but did Sissoko have the likes of HBA & Marv along side him? NO, instead he had Jonas, having Sissoko in the AMC role is what we need a power house who can run through defense and has great vision to lay off killer balls through to to Cisse or lay it off to the wings, even better him and Cabaye could even swap positions to keep the opponents guessing

  • 40 Mr Funk // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    @ Black and white

    Any other choices? – remember has to be under 24 and with a year left on their contract.

  • 41 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Jamiemac – difficult one there because you are talking about life choices there, and that is the dilemma of every young person – where in life do they want to head, and what is motivating them to get there? A top pro would earn enough to set him up for life at any Premiership club, so the question then wouldn’t be purely money, it would be reputation and honours. Alan Shearer decided he got enough money from Newcastle for what he needed in life, and settled for a status as a legendary NUFC player. I don’t think any player who does that should regret their decision, they are set up for life, highly regarded, and could have easily had a career-ender early on and been selling cars at age 35 for a living. The difficult one would be choosing between money and honours, as the two tend to go side by side, top clubs pay top money and win things.

    But the players that go to clubs like Anzhi or those middle-eastern outfits go there for one thing – money money money, and have long since abandoned any of the nobler aspects of participating in sport.

  • 42 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Mr Funk

    i could mention loads mate but i wouldn’t know about there contracts

  • 43 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Jesper,

    I wonder what Ba would of did if Chelsea just offered him 20 grand a week to play for them instead of the 80 grand.

    Do you think his ambitions and love of trophys would of still took him there to the European Champions?

    Ehhhh, nar ;)

  • 44 lesh // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Llambias and Pardew must be loving all this and I can understand his silence on Kinnear’s appointment.

    Give Kinnear enough rope etc?

  • 45 estechco // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Were Anzi the team who play on the all weather astroturf pitch?

    Can’t see Ba’s glass knee taking kindly to that (esp. in frozen temperatures)!

  • 46 Tubai // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Really don’t know why the fans are not getting into the fact that we are once again not able to strengthen our squad. It happened last summer and we almost paid a hefty price for it and still the board has not learnt from their mistakes. I think its time we supporters raise a voice against these ambitionless men. Even teams like Norwich, Southmpton are showing their intent and landing good players. Are we inferior to them? This is the reward we loyal Newcastle supporters deserve??

  • 47 Tsunki // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    I think Kinnear will turn out to be Mike Ashley’s Ice Cream Maker or Sodastream – one of those things that seemed like a fantastic idea then gets stashed away and never seen again.

  • 48 supershola // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    If we had any ambition we would be attempting to get Ba back to newcastle, I’m not naive to think we would have much chance but we’re desperate for a striker, one comes available with a cracking goal scoring record and one who the fans adored and we don’t even attempt to get him back?

  • 49 rainrix // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    estecho…. Im not sure if their actual home pitch is astro turf. When we played them in europe we were at spartaks ground which was astro turf. Depends on whether they continue to use that as their home pitch. To be fair though ba’s been playing consistently for the whole of his career. I think this ticking time-bomb knee thing may be a bit of a over exaggeration

  • 50 martoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    On Total Sport last night after Mick Lowes had finished talking to Perch he said there was a press conference on Saturday for the media so maybe Pardew might speak then – actually he will have to.

  • 51 toonluvva // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Lesh

    I enjoyed your analysis of the Kone scenario and JoKe.

    JoKe is probably realising that being DoF is not an easy task and that he no longer has the contacts he thought he had.

    As for Ashley getting rid of him, he’ll go as soon as he has sickened Pardew into quitting.

  • 52 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    more verbal claptrap to appease the masses

  • 53 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Martoon.

    They might decide to let Jose Kinnearnho do it. See what mayhem he can cause for us this time.

  • 54 Belfast // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Best of luck to him. We would’ve been relegated without his goals last year truth be told.

  • 55 Ben3arfa // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    I wished Joe Kinnear suffer a heart attack a few days a go but then apologised.

    Am I allowed to wish him one if we get relegated though?

  • 56 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    there is now board just a bunch of tw@ish hangeroners

  • 57 toon kk // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    We are a recipe for disaster. We’ll be in another relegation dog fight next season.

  • 58 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    get off your butts and rebel

  • 59 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    john Tudor

    stay on your butts and rebel. whatever anyone says a half empty stadium is the only thing that will make Ash think twice.

  • 60 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    dont have to be half empty to notice the tv will tell

  • 61 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    fathers buy nowt for your kids from shops that would line his pockets especially offical and sd get them from a reputable seller

  • 62 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    toonluvva

    Pardew hasn’t got the integrity to go. He’s like a bad smell. He knows he was so lucky to get this gig and he’d never get another job like it to satisfy his baseless ago.

    Meanwhile the misery goes on. A hoof ball manager for a group of technical players. We may as well have Pulis. A nutter as D.O.F and just about the tackiest sponsor going.

    Can only hope for a sale as nothing is going to change otherwise.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Would of did?

  • 64 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    exactly rotonda the only change that works

  • 65 LooneyToon41 // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    It’s like listening to Morrissey reading some posts this morning… so depressing and doom and gloom.
    Last summers transfer window was…. well… uninspiring.
    January’s was truly excellent, despite Ba leaving for Chelski, and don’t forget that if it hadn’t been for Dirty ‘Arry, we would have signed Remy too, ie spent nearly £30m.
    Hope springs eternal!

  • 66 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    isn’t JFK going on holiday today?

    so i guess were getting no one in until he comes back

  • 67 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    rotonda

    can’t blame pardew for not leaving…why would he? he’s getting a good wage to manage a big team compared to most he has managed.

    He will genuinely believe he can turn it around..rightly or wrongly.

    I just hope he has sat down this summer and really thought about what the problem is. Every man on the street can see our problems so a professionally trained manager should be able to too…even if we do think he’s a muppet.

    whether he does anything or not i wont know…nor should he have waited til the summer to evaluate the teams performance.

    But hopefully something clicked and we come back in the flowing, fluid style we have played in spells under pardew.

  • 68 King Arfa // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    So is there a big anouncment today or not?

  • 69 toon kk // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    It’s a good job we had Ba for the first half of last season or we would definitely have been relegated without his goals. Surely our pathetic excuse for a management know we Need quality in to replace him.

  • 70 Mister Tuff // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Torq Toon @38 previous thread -you posted the following:-
    “Also word is we are ensuring we are clued up regarding Remy and his impending court appearance before committing to any kind of deal.
    Utilising lawyers to decifer whether or not the risk is worth it.
    Makes sense really.”

    I’ve posted about the process in the Remy case a few times on here -I’ll do it again so there is no doubt as to the process.
    Firstly -Remy does not have an impending court case – he is on police bail to respond to the cop shop on a date in September (September quoted by the Mirror) where any one of the following actions could be taken.
    1. He is charged with an offence arising from the complaint.
    2. His bail is extended as the police enquiries have not been completed.
    3. There is insufficient evidence to justify charging and he is released with no further action being taken.

    If he is charged the cops could keep him in custody to appear at the next available court or release him on bail to appear at court at a later date.
    As the transfer window closes this summer at 11pm on 2.9.13 and that he will be responding to bail probably after the window closes (note we do not know the exact date he responds to bail) -any decisions about him -including charging will be after the window closes. If anybody signs him up in the window -they are mad.
    As to “utilising lawyers to decifer whether or not the risk is worth it” whether you have been told this or whether it is your take on the matter -whatever – it is a load of tosh. At this time not even God knows what the risks of him being charged are. The only lawyers to sight any of the documentation in a pending criminal investigation will be from the CPS -and not the accuseds’ lawyer or lawyers representing the Toon. If he is charged then his lawyers can access all of the documentation under the disclosure procedures – but not before.

  • 71 Belfast // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Pardew won’t walk away.

    Though a lot of managers in his position would have walked when Kinnear was appointed.

    If I really needed the money I would stick around too lol

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Prodigy…he would probably like to have us think so ;-) lol

    …a guy like Ba is all about the money – thophies are just a bonus. He remind me a bit of Anelka, but to be honest guys like this are more the rule than the exception these days!

    Football is in a sad state of affairs :-(

  • 73 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    mister tuff

    spot on there

  • 74 Mr Funk // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I see Ferguson is being linked to Wolves and Birmingham. Is it possible that the Club is moving players out before they will bring any in?

  • 75 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    King Arfa /

    YES…. NO MORE TRANSFER DEAL… WE GOT OUR MAN OLIVER KEME

  • 76 corkypants85 // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    afternoon peeps nowt better than a nice early finnish on a friday!

    we need to get the ball rolling with our transfers its starting to look a lot like when we only managed to get anita in last year! we simply cant afford to just stand still and stagnate. look at the teams that were in the same position as us last year all have added to there squads.sometimes i honestly believe ashley doesnt learn from his mistakes like hiring jfk twice!

    i hope we get some decent signings in soon as if we dont i fear a exodus and far worse another terrible season

  • 77 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    jesper

    in fairness to BA very few clubs guarantee trophies these days and when at them unless you are the very top level you dont get many games.

    Most players wont win anything so if you win nothing but get 30k a week or win nothing and get 100k a week you can’t blame the guys for taking big money.

  • 78 tequilamag // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Olivier Kemen.

  • 79 Belfast // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    There will be no charges brought.
    The girl in question will get a envelope full of cash and the case will go no further.

    Well that’s what used to happen in footballers wives :)

  • 80 PotugueseTOON // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Don t want spend money? buy Nabil Ghilas, 2 M£ max.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnzaUV0WMl4

  • 81 low fell mag // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Just popped in from work,and according to Sky sports news we seem to be still in for Kone.
    Does anybody on the blog know anymore

  • 82 lesh // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    toonluvva….. I don’t think Pardew will walk until he’s got grounds strong enough to mount a case for constructive dismissal.

    Folk might feel that he had any pride he’d walk but he’s not daft enough to do that. It’ll take a lot of strength of character to stick around under such circumstances and I think he’s got that.

    In this situation, I’d be inclined to side with Pardew and hope that Kinnear goes first. But, having lost his MD in Llambias and having a loose cannon talking to the media, he’ll not push Kinnear.

    We’re in deep deep doo-doo.

  • 83 nufc 11 // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Dont blame Ba one bit he was under valued at NUFC the man was leading the team banging the goals in if our defence had turn up this season wed have prob got top 7 with him leading us and got past benfica to europa final he wudnt have missed the chances papis did, all he asked for was 80k we wouldnt give it he left and it will cost 10 to 12million to get a ST in plus wages it was extremley short sighted on the boards behalf maybe thats why DL got the door plus other gaffs like all the signings that never happened lst summer.

  • 84 low fell mag // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Apart from the local rags saying we have pulled out of signing Kone ,as I have mentioned, according to Sky sports news we are still very much in fir his signature as well as a few sites on the web back this up .
    Once again can anybody shed any light on Kone.

  • 85 toon kk // Jul 5, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Pardews on a very good wage so he’ll put up with sh.t , so he won’t be leaving any time soon.
    MA obviously dislikes us as fans, so he’s trying to punnish us by being awkward over signings not realising he’s self destructing his own club.

  • 86 Jail for Ashley // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    The lads over @ NUFC.com don’t seem very optomistic about signings but don’t worry chaps some of you know what you’re talking about and Mashley has learnt from his mistakes and we’ll see some huge signings this summer.

  • 87 lesh // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Jail for Ashley @86…. if you say so. Yup, ok.

  • 88 Goodfella // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Is this kinnears second holiday already WTF

  • 89 toonaids // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    gutted hes gone but he was an immense player, far better than cisse for an all round striker.

    For transfers i say we pull out of all this shiz we’re going after and concentrate on players who’s teams are in the world cup, smaller countries such as
    croatia
    switzerland
    bosnia-hereztor
    montenegro
    greece
    russia
    bulgaria
    hungary
    romania

    their surely has to be some young hungry players who are itching to put their everything into this season to get a spot in their world cup team and what better place to show it than the EPL, the hardest league in the world.

    surely everyone must agree with that, we need to be a step ahead of everyone if we want maximum return on young foreign players, personally france has been exhausted, Belgium has an unreal team, whether they can show it at the world cup is different.

    surely everyone agrees with this different outlook????

  • 90 toonfan76 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Have to say, all of the fans that expected us to sign a quality striker by Friday should take note of some of the other things that Kinnear has said. Pinch of salt comes to mind.

  • 91 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Chadli is off to Swansea. I’m pleased that we haven’t got rid of Abeid. A loan to Millwall would be a good move. Abeid will replace Perch.

  • 92 NUFC_LEAZES END // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    @MR FUNK

    There’s no way we need another LB as we have santon, haidara, m’biwa, ferguson and dummet and even Anita if need be.

    I personally think we could do with 2 half decent strikers ( bent and kone) to back up cisse, and 2 young wingers (Tom ince , Assaidi)

  • 93 LooneyToon41 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    @90. Correct mate.
    And don’t forget the money is available and so is the will, because we know that £10m or so was put down for Remy in January, before QPRelegated got him.
    It’s just a case of finding the right target and getting the deal done.
    I honestly believe we were in for PEA, but you can’t blame him choosing Dortmund!

  • 94 HullMag6 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Any more news from sausage and his friend?

    It’ll either be a dull window again or we’re going to be suddenly busy in both directions.

    Time will tell

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    TS…personally I think you are painting it a little black and white here!

    …we are talking opposite poles here and with regard to this subject about money I must admit totally disagree with you mate :-)

  • 96 FrankfurtMag // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Just a quick note. A Metz fan in work is absolutely gutted we nabbed Olivier Kemen. He was their great youth hope.

    Would be nice to see him turn into a really good player.

  • 97 LooneyToon41 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    @92. 50% agree with you, apart from the Bent part!
    Also, what about right back? Simmo was actually a good no 2 for Debuchy. If Debuchy gets (and probably will) injured???
    @89 Toonaids. Can’t really argue with your point there mate. Look at Dabizas from Greece, or the Prince from Belgium. Both great servants.
    I dont care if potential signings are black, white or purple, or if they come from Bognor or Instanbul. But they need to be quality, and have the right attitude… hence NO thanks to Bent! He’s a mercenary imo.

  • 98 LooneyToon41 // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    NUFC.com reporting that our DOF is now on a family holiday, so i assume that having not signed any striker before his own ‘Friday…. er… just before my hols’ deadline, we can probably assume that all will be quiet over the next week or so.

    Would anybody like to play a game?
    Where has JK gone on holiday?
    Funniest answers get a :-)

  • 99 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    @ Looneytoon

    Turkey, so he can eat all the Kebabs he wants :) .

  • 100 Mr Funk // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    JFK has gone to Effingham in the USA

  • 101 Goodfella // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Saskatchewan

  • 102 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    I heard he has went to Huntsville Alabama. Apparently he pronounces the H with a C ;)

  • 103 Goodfella // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Beaver (USA)

  • 104 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Apparently Stefan Kuntz is Kinnear’s favorite player ever :)

  • 105 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Man we need a signing :)

  • 106 jayphoto // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Kinnear? Hes gone to Atlantis! He found it last year on a fishing trip, just not told anyone yet

  • 107 DokToon // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    heard JoKe was doing a two city tour, first to stockholm to recieve his nobel peace prize for solving the middle east problem, then on to geneva, where he’s giving a speech entitled, “how i saved newcastle from relegation last year”…

  • 108 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Purples, please.

  • 109 magpie6699 // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Just cos’ JFK is off on his summer skiing trip to Holland doesn’t mean he can’t be contacted to do deals by phone. “Nah, don’ wan’ that Louise Reeney or that 99 Kone. Wha’ abaht Sharon Bent?”

  • 110 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Kuntz could be our future manager.

  • 111 toon kk // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    You would think we’d been relegated the way things are going at Newcastle these days. All this extra tv money for us and still we’re the joke club.

  • 112 rainrix // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    If JK could get lost in the amazon during his weekend break then that would be fantastic. No doubt he’d somehow survive and proclaim himself king of the Amazonians.

  • 113 DaveG // Jul 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    TYPICAL….Another mercenary….similar to Darren Bent…..snakes in the grass…!




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