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This Young Belgium Winger Could Be Great Buy For Newcastle

5:01 pm, Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 263 Comments

Maxime Lestienne is a Belgium U21 winger who has only  just turned 21,  and he currently plays for Club Brugge in the Jupilor Pro League, and Maxime is one of the most promising young Belgian players coming through.

maxime lestienne

Maxime Lestienne – Belgium U21 International winger

This is another article in our series of good young players that Newcastle may be wanting to sign now or in the future.

Lestienne joined Belgium club R.E. Mouscron when he was just five years old, and he eventually signed a professional contract with them in 2008 and made his debut in December 2008, in a 5–1 home victory against Club Brugge, when he came on as a 80th minute replacement.

At that time he was just 16 years old, but then Mouscron went bankrupt in December of 2009 (yet another one) and they folded and ceased to exist.

And as a result Lestienne was available as a free agent, and Everton and PSV Eindhoven were interested in the player, but Lestienne finally signed on at Club Brugge.

Last season the left footed left winger scored 18 goals in 47 appearance for Club Brugge, and in total he has played around 125 times for his Belgium club with 34 goals.

On the web-site transfermarket.com, he is rated at €9M, which is about £7.7M, so he’s not cheap, but Newcastle could (possibly) afford him, and of course he could become much more expensive in the future, if he develops into a top player on Tyneside.

This lad looks a very good player in the making and only turned 21 last month,  and we wonder if Graham Carr has been taking a look at this youngster.

What do you think?

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263 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    No we wont get him…

  • 2 Kc-Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    He was awful in the two legs when newcastle played brugge. He stood out due to his willingness to dribble at players, yet lost the ball far to often.

  • 3 Tubai // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Surely we will not buy him at that price

  • 4 toonaids // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    no brainer, hell play his heart out this season at least to get into the belgium team and if so would have a massive sell on fee after the world cup, with belgiums fresh team i anticipate a good cup run, semi finalists. theyll defo be the surprise package.

    DO ITTTT

  • 5 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    sign this guy for his name alone
    http://www.transfermarkt.com/en/boli-bolingoli-mbombo/profil/spieler_168156.html

  • 6 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    There’s a lot of players that could be good for Newcastle but MA won’t buy them.

  • 7 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    kinnear would get his nadds in his mouth for saying that guys name wrong

  • 8 one Tony Green // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE ED WHER HAVE YOU PLUCKED HIM FROM.

  • 9 one Tony Green // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    HEY JOHN TUDOR IT IS LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. WHEN WE GOT LINKED TO EVRY PLAYER AND HIS DOG THEN SIGNED BOBBY SHINTON OR MAVIS RILEY, OR ALAN SHOULDER

  • 10 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    John Tudor

    Goliwog umbongo?

  • 11 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    One Tony green

    It’s a series he’s doing where he’s looking at interesting young players that might become good, the kinda thing were supposedly after.

    We ain’t linked with them just pointing them out.

  • 12 scout // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    7 million????
    You wish

  • 13 one Tony Green // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Thanks Sean apologies ED my mistake

  • 14 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Iv just realized I used a term that can be used as a racial slur, now my comment is awaiting moderation… lol oops.

  • 15 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    hey how hard can it be to sign a player
    kinnear here lad 45k a week free lodgings till you get a place all you can eat free use of the gym pool etc 10%signing fee
    players club its 2 mill up front take it or leave it
    kinnear move on next target

  • 16 WWYCD // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Touted him ages ago Ed but welcome to the band wagon

  • 17 toonaids // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Kevin De Bruyne would be my dream signing like.

    belgium players are the tits

  • 18 one Tony Green // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    See Tiote could be getting sent or even deported if the allegations against are proven. Can it get any worse

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358855/Newcastle-midfielder-Cheick-Tiote-fight-claims-used-false-Belgian-driving-permit-UK-licence.html

  • 19 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    everything should be done in moderation lol

  • 20 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    he could plead insanity and get away with it

  • 21 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    oatsie

  • 22 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    John

    On the grounds of playing for us?

  • 23 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    both lol

  • 24 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    he could say it was the missus

  • 25 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    or the devil made me do it

  • 26 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Steve Harper making his Debut on BBC Newcastle Total Sport as critic answering punters questions

  • 27 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    What would be as good as getting any signings would be getting our current squad match fit. I’ve seen lads run quicker down the school field. To me the season before last we were ready, last season we were a mile off then along came all the injuries.

  • 28 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Marco Fabian, Barry Bannan, Andy King ,Alvaro Morata get these in at any price

  • 29 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I remember this kid playing against us in the EL and thought WOW! He has an abundance of pace, very attacking and direct and also looked hungry. I said on here at the time we should check him out when he was unknown, I think he is on the radar of a few big European clubs now though.

  • 30 one Tony Green // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    @ 16 Well NUFC is full of tits so they should feel at home lol

  • 31 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Pawl

    I’d recommend Aldi’s washing up liquid – better than Fairy :) won the best buy award from Which.

    Rotonda

    Tend to find the anti Pardew srtuff a bit wearing but the case for Saylor moving on is very well argued. He has been at the core of some poor defences, gets turned and loses his head at times. The case for an upgrade is clear. The Geordie loyalty card thing is overplayed – it’s a professional game

    Signings
    Happy with both De Jong brothers but definitely would like Siem
    I’d risk Remy too.

    But AP reckons TWO not ONE strikers so at least most of us are in agrement there.

    It is time for Strolla to move on to a Champ club in the fading years of his career.

    And we may need an enforcer replacement :(

  • 32 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    if which mag did players and clubs what would our which be

  • 33 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    what no slating my suggested players im shocked

  • 34 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    John

    Best Buy – probably Kebab as he looks like he’s going to be much in demand and we’ll get a good return (I hope he stays though)

    AC – best sell on EVER !!

  • 35 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    not even an opinion on them

  • 36 toonicle // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Natural left foot would be great.

  • 37 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    The sale of AC was great business for the club, but in some respects it made MA greedy. That was a once in a lifetime deal now he wants the profits that deal brought every season. Hence the penny pinching.

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    YO YO

    I bore myself with my oft repeated anti Pardew comments
    but fair play if he could pull this Remy – Saylor swap off.

  • 39 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    these four have fantastic left feet if only to stand on

  • 40 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Rotonda

    Glad you believe in redemption..

  • 41 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Toon’s opening game against Shitty been put back to the Monday Night

  • 42 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    is that when kinnear returns?

  • 43 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    dont these guys fit the bill
    Marco Fabian, Barry Bannan, Andy King ,Alvaro Morata

  • 44 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    ive got them in fifa 14 and i won champs league and premier league blah blah

  • 45 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I see Pardew’s self promoting machine is back up to optimum running speed! Tis sad i’ve actually missed his egotistical rantings, obviously from an amusement point of view. How did he manage 3 weeks of media cold turkey? His hotel bathroom mirror must have got a lot of face time and his lasses hairbrush microphone!
    Seriously though, he’s stated we need 2 strikers and Remy&Bent are definite targets. He’s took the opportunity to get out infront of the absent JFK. If JFK doesn’t deliver some decent strikers there’s goin to be hell on! I am puzzled as to who’s list Remy and Bent are on, his, JFK’s or Carr’s!

  • 46 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Charlie

    Couple of extra buckshee training days! Could prove vital that mate

  • 47 I am a geordie // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Barry bannon is shite .
    Not good nuff for villa so not good nuff for us ….

  • 48 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    so is bent then

  • 49 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    and morata

  • 50 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Why the hell are Mike Williamson and Shola Ameobi still at the club? What are we playing it?

    We should be targeting Benteke, not Remy.

  • 51 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    no kets morata

  • 52 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    over the line still in place how about thru the ffin door

  • 53 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    How about honda? Cska have put him up for sale. Quality att mid.

  • 54 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    who the ffs sadio

  • 55 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    now his performances were crap he must have been told to watch the videos far cry from solid performances he spoke of earlier

  • 56 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Everton in for honda

  • 57 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    were in for kawasaki

  • 58 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    sland approach cowakaki

  • 59 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Honda. Yammaha and suzuki. Lol

  • 60 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Sorry I meant Bent not Remy.

  • 61 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    We’ve made a bid to sign Vauxhall Nova on loan.

  • 62 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    makems make major leap to sign Onth Edole a full back from estudiantes

  • 63 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Lol,

    He’s not 21 surely! 14 aye.

    Where’s theseeeee strikers!!!

  • 64 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    makems in for a striker from villa

  • 65 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    sarsaparilla top guy

  • 66 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    No seriously honda is a class act.him and kagawa for japan are brilliant

  • 67 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Pardew reckons we have a list of 4-5 strikers..

    I think they were PEA, Bony, Bent, Remy and Carroll.

    PEA is history, Bony to Swansea, Carroll to West Ham.

    Leaves us with these two Bent and Remy. Will we push the boat out for them? Still no bids, no signs of ambition in getting these players over the line as yet.

    What are we waiting for? Can anyone guess?

    So so slow. Teams could come in at any second and take them also.

    Pull ya fingers oot man!

  • 68 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    remy might fancy hull as the birds tend to rape the guys

  • 69 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    the gulls certainly shit on you

  • 70 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Prodigy
    I don’t think we have to worry about anyone hijacking a move for bent!!!

  • 71 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Prodigy

    Wot no Siem ? Or do they classs him as an ACM or No10 rather than pure striker and as for wingers…..

  • 72 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Same with Liverpool. Walk in a club down there and you’ll get about 8 women going in for the rape.

  • 73 josh // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Kets actually made me laugh, with him. F**k this is weird.

  • 74 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Im in hull now. More like the birds more likely to rob ya

  • 75 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Tads,

    I thought Fulham were interested in Bent? Maybe wrong like.

    I’d only take him as back up like, I’d be gutted if he is the only striker brought in. Remy has got the quality but it’s a gamble. A gamble in typical Toon style eh?

    Not a season goes by without a huge gamble of some sort.

  • 76 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    As i said before.looks like bolton in for ameobi

  • 77 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Yo Yo,

    He isn’t an out and out striker is he? Last thing we need is midfielders I think. Nah, can only see Strikers coming in meself in my own personal opinion.

    I’d be more than happy with 2 strikers and a winger.

  • 78 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Prodigy –

    Aye, it’s a tad demoralising mate. I wonder how long it will be before Mashley clips them all round the ear and does the deals himself. I don’t know how Villa can demand decent money for Bent when they hardly put him in the shop window last season.
    As for Remy, tis worth spending time on contract legalities in case he does bird.

  • 79 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    lived there for 2 years schoolboy app birds couldn’t wait to get it out

  • 80 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    one used to sing happy birthday to me

  • 81 Mister Tuff // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Surely the discussions about who our targets should be would have taken only a couple of days to discuss/agree (between JK, Carr and Percy). I think that there must be a couple of players we are chasing -that have not been the subject of press speculation. The club have a history of keeping their dealings relatively private. As long as they are quality players and not has beens or el cheapo bargain basement types. I have not lost faith just yet and anticipate 2 quality strikers, commanding CB and winger.
    Percy simply has to change to a more modern approach and get the players operating as a team -not a group of individual players -as was the case last season.

  • 82 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    John u are mental. One thing they bloody loud signing round newland

  • 83 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Uncertain,

    The thought of signing Remy and then having this rape charge in Sept sometime hanging over us is killing me. No doubt about his quality but havn’t we seen enough bad press of late?

    Problem is who can be left on that list of 4-5?

    Unless they are totally unknown to us. We were watching PEA for along time so he was deffo one of them. We heard all the talk of Carroll so im thinking he was deffo on there aswell. Bony’s scoring record surely put him on the list.

    We are quickly running out of options unless Carr has something up his sleeve. We need to get a move on I think, first friendly is next week isn’t it? Hardly quality preperation. *sigh*

  • 84 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    John Tudor,
    I happen to enjoy reading your posts.

  • 85 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    all season long he bleated how well his team performed but got no luck now he is saying they were below par. pardew just get it right and stop making stupid statements

  • 86 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    crazy days 69/71

  • 87 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Prodigy
    De Jong is a CAM/SS and would provide the much needed missing link between midfield and attack, a proper number 10 something we don’t have
    And by all accounts a very long term target, think we will bring him in, he also played a few CL games as a false number 9 sat deep but grabbed a couple of great goals through fantastic movement, once again something we’ve lacked in midfield

  • 88 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    thnx jail i love your comments too

  • 89 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    i tried with the piranha one but sadly no joy i bow to your skill

  • 90 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    saturday mornings down past paragon station in the mecca skinhead scraps pandemonium

  • 91 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Tads,

    What about Benny or Marveux though. Surely one of those will be playing in the hole next season in this role?

    Maybe both of them would start. Benny coming in from the right and Marveux in the hole. I really liked seeing Marveux at the back end of last season. The lad has an eye for a pass. Links well with Cisse.

  • 92 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Prodigy

    The last thing we need is a key player in jail and on £65k a week, so I assume they’d put in some kind of contractual rider to protect the club in the event of signing Remy.

    I think Siem is pretty versatile – No10, second striker and ACM and creative with it too. Also on pitch leader as club captain. We need more options than Cabs imo as we are too dependent on his form.

  • 93 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    TADS

    great minds ‘n’ all that :)

  • 94 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Kinnear will get rid of Marveaux, Anita and Santon. In my opinion, they are our most exciting players along with Ben Arfa and Sissoko.

  • 95 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Question!
    Would you be pleased or p1ssed as an Everton fan with Martinez signing half the squad he got relegated?? (Bearing in mind a fair few wanted him here)

  • 96 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Well well wekl

  • 97 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Prodigy

    He said we have a list of 4 to 5 targets, not we had a list of 4 to 5 targets. Also we were never in for bony, entirely fabricated by a blog and confirmed lack of interest from lambeezee

  • 98 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Yo Yo,

    Im just thinking we are becoming over ridden with Midfielders.

    Cabaye, Sissoko, Tiote, Marveux, Anita, Ben Arfa can all play through the middle.

    I just can’t see the club paying out more money for what we have alot of competition for already. Priorites he says are strikers.

    Plenty of talking going on but nee action.

  • 99 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Kets they wnt be sold just yet. Marv will have a blinder this season…. u just watch

  • 100 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Yo yo
    Damn straight :)

    Prodigy
    For me, benny is not a number 10, he’s too greedy and needs the space that he gets on the wing
    Marv is definitely best suited in a number 10 had a few decent cameos but for me there are still huge question marks over his fitness, take the Fulham game, fully fit and completley fcuked by full time, De Jong for me is a must if we’re to progress
    Personally think we need a Marv on the bench as we have no game changers on the bench

  • 101 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I hope so. Marveaux is a cracking player. Would love to see him make the world cup.

  • 102 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Do you have news danno? Please tell me you do?

  • 103 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Sean,

    Well that’s one way to look at it.

    The lack of bidding so far or ambition suggests we don’t have alot going on. With him mentioning Bent and Remy today one has to think is this all that’s left of the said list.

    What on earth that Kone bid was I don’t know. Reeked of desperation and a lack of planning to me.

    Im off to work, have fun lads!

    Hopefully news by the end of the week eh

  • 104 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Prodigy
    Although we have alot of midfielders none of them are really suited to a number 10 role tbh

    Cabaye maybe but is more of a deep lying playmaker
    Sissoko us a box to box or deep lying play maker Tiote is purely defensive
    Marveux the only one suited but question marks over fitness
    Anita deep lying
    Ben Arfa has always played on the wings him being a number 10 was a little pardew project

  • 105 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Remember hes been very hindered with bad injury. I hope these are behind him. I think he may just be the only player who can deliver a decent ball. Benny can but he is also prone to a stupid f’g spooner.lol

  • 106 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Tads,

    I agree Benny can be a little greedy. I’d prefer Marveux there aswell.

    Got to dash mate. Speak soon

  • 107 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    call me old fashioned but in the reign of m. ashley i have seen nothing of an improvement at newcastle. there is no 6 year plan or whatever he is just happy to roll along a bit here a bit there to keep the yokels happy yes yokels. please just treat us fairly do a job where you can be proud of, not just taking the pea coz it suits

  • 108 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Yoyo

    I’ll tell you how I think the Remy deal would work.
    We loan QPR Stevie T, in return they loan us Remy with a view to buy for 6 million (pending outcome of trial) that means QPR get a defender of prem quality, Remy wages off the books and probably won’t pay much of Stevie T’s either. We get a great striker, are protected in case he is a rapist and our third choice cb gets playing time.

    I could be well off but seems like a great deal for both parties to me.

  • 109 Rotonda heights // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    sean

    spot on, it’s win win

  • 110 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    this can be a mighty club in the right hands a pi55 p00r one in the wrong get a grip sort it out do us proud it takes money but the right people in place does wonders.
    soap box set fire to

  • 111 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Danno
    Care to elaborate ??

  • 112 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Before people moan that Swansea beat us to bony we were never in fit him :)

  • 113 bills-son // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Remy deal will be loan to buy I bet.

    We agree a fee for Remy and QPR loan him to us until the rape issue is resolved. If he is innocent we pay the agreed fee if he is guilty he goes back to QPR.

    Simples!

  • 114 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Sean

    could be some kind of complex swap deal – but the wages issue might put the mockers on it

  • 115 bills-son // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Further to above…

    Bent is a back up if Remy goes back and a 4th striker if he stays. Fans forget that Gouffran is a striker not a winger.

  • 116 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    The Mackems have completed the signing of altidore

  • 117 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Bills,
    That sounds to much like a win win situation the negotiations will go on for months.

  • 118 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Danno – Anything new?

  • 119 bills-son // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    On HBA’s weight.

    I noticed with his extra weight he was far stronger on the ball and very difficult to be bumped off by the oppo. As long as its muscle and not fat he’ll be a better player for the extra weight.

    If you want proof – remember Ginola. He was one of the strongest wingers you’ll ever see and his weight was a big part of holding defenders off especially in tight situations.

  • 120 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Altidore is only decent when given time on the ball, he won’t get that in England. Poor signing imo but does that make it a good signing imo? Erm….

  • 121 bills-son // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Jail – Ashley likes win win.

    And seeing as clubs aren’t falling over themselves to sign Remy and he has a get out clause I think Ashley will offer the classic take it or fcuk off to QPR and Remy.

  • 122 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I would much rather Adam Campbell went on loan so we could enjoy watching him bang them in for Clarkies Birmingham rather than destroy his goals per game ratio in late substitute appearances for us.

  • 123 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I’m no expert on the justice system but im guessing if Remy was going to be charged then he would have been by now. Rapes are very hard to prove.

  • 124 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Jfa

    My thoughts too, he’s not going to start unless it’s cup or severe injury to first team… or the worst happens and we don’t bring a striker in

  • 125 stephen30 // Jul 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    colin tweets signed sealed and delivered 2 minutes later someone posts well well well !!!!!!!

  • 126 Belfast // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Colin is an acne ridden virgin.

  • 127 GeordieTwo // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Carr has probably looked at literally dozens of players already this summer. This is just one more name. If you throw out enough names eventually you might even get the right one but nothing to get excited about here. No real evidence we are after him. Much more likely it will be Remy for us if Pardew has his way.

  • 128 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Nah nothing new because told ya days ago :)

  • 129 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Anybody wanting the full transcript of Pards interview, it’s over at NUFC.com along with Niall and Biffas comments on the whole affair.Interesting !

  • 130 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Stephen30- what you on about?

  • 131 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Pards isn’t daft he knows what the team needs to be strengthened but it can’t be easy trying to persuade a tight …….to part with his cash to improve us. Sad bit for Pards he’s willing to cover all the bull shit that goes on above him.

  • 132 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Toondanno

    Does that mean we have signed Remy? Don’t be yanking my crank man… I NEED THIS!!!

  • 133 yo-yo // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Bills

    Yeh I suspect Remy is not attracting a lot of attention from other EPL clubs too – but knowing our luck someone will come in with a spoiler and QPR who might be P-d off with MAs hardball tactics will let him go elsewhere. I hope that JFK might be useful in these circumstances

  • 134 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Bent desk taken a step forward. Shola must be close to exit

  • 135 stephen30 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    toon danno might of come across wrong was just thinking something was happening if 2 people suggested it

  • 136 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Deal

  • 137 roblee7 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    off topic guys but anyone after an old toon shirt please take a look at my site

    http://www.dogonthepitch.co.uk

    Ed very kindly put a link on the blog but for anyone who doesn’t click the links please take a trip as I have tons of toon shirts at the mo and I may be getting some match worn toon shirts very soon, hopefully! :)

  • 138 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    and pauliniho pea take or what

  • 139 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Sean,
    I know Niall Ranger is a special case and probably would have decided to ruin his and others lives anyway but I think we ruined him as a player in that he should have been at a league one club gaining confidence rather than being labelled ” no danger ” the lad who couldn’t hit a barn door, if we are to progress lessons should be learnt there in the case of Campbell.

  • 140 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Bent? You said Remy! :( I’ve always believed in you danno don’t let me down lol

  • 141 roblee7 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    also, is anyone capable of setting up some kind of petition for us to sign Siem de Jong??? For me he seems to be the man EVERYBODY wants and think a petition with plenty of signatures, forwarded on to Siem himself via Twatter could work wonders :) On that note, I had an Ajax Siem de Jong shirt signed and match worn that I sold for £150, if he signed for us that would have surely gone up in value :(

  • 142 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Looking at the possibility of signing jetro willems

  • 143 roblee7 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Am I the only one who really doesn’t want Bent? As someone said earlier, not good enough for Villa, not good enough for us!

  • 144 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Sean- both double deal

  • 145 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Jfa

    Yeah, hoping the lack of forwards was the reason as we seem to be doing it with the likes of dummet, good and the likes.

    Ranger was his own worst enemy, a no hoper from the start it would seem, started bad then spurned chance after chance to turn his life around in one of the most sought after professions.

  • 146 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/magazine/features/130702/paulinho-upset-over-accidental-tottenham-transfer-200819
    whats this

  • 147 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Stephen- oh I see who this guy saying we’ve signed

  • 148 bills-son // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Jfa – agree that young strikers blossom if they are s oring first team goals, wherever that is.

    Having said that small quick strikers like Campbell rarely get better with age – they normally peak early – Owen is the classic example. If they are going to be top notch they can produce from 18-20 and my feeling is Campbell wont make it in the Prem.

  • 149 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Schwarzer to chelski strange move for him!

    Swansea complete signing of bony, where’s are fcuking striker!!!!!!

  • 150 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Danno

    I will kiss you right on the mouth if that’s true.

  • 151 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Bent isn’t really good enough for us but if we get him its better than going without. We’re a strange club when it comes to transfers, mixture of no organisation and know how.

  • 152 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Don’t suppose you can give some info on the Remy deal regarding purchase or loan or what not? Also I’m aware I’ll look like a tool if you are a itk troll but it’s like being in a desert 2 days and getting your first sip of water.

  • 153 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    you hallucinate with the first sip

  • 154 ToonDanno // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Taylor not part of the deal unless something big happens. It’s permanent deal although I personally like the option of a loan deal for a year

  • 155 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Prodigy,

    As you say mate this ‘definitve list’ of striker targets is looking pretty thin! I’d imagine they have or Carr has a list of alternatives to that list. However, with the needless protracted negotiations for players we witness at the toon by the time they realise they need to start looking at alternatives they themselves have been snapped up by other teams!
    They need to fcukin man up and start making decisions.
    The old adage ‘If you stand still in this league you’re goin backwards’ has never been more true when it comes to us.
    What did Shearer say? ‘It costs 20 million a year to stand still’. That seems spot on as well.

  • 156 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Has Ed simply written an article on a young lad who would be a good buy? No mention of source or rumour mill?

    I think the next article should be written on C.Ronaldo and how much we would benifit from his acquisition ;-)

  • 157 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Toon_Tom
    There’s no source because we’re not linked with him
    He’s doing a series on the top youngsters through Europe that fit the mould of the clubs policy

  • 158 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    MA will want to see if we can manage until January then if we’re struggling then get a striker in.

  • 159 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Any news on transfers?

  • 160 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Roe977

    Toon danno has said double deal done for remy and bent.

  • 161 Stevenage Magpie // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Toon Danno,

    So are the deals pretty much wrapped up then for both?

  • 162 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    used to buy them at local shop 4 for a penny called the billy stampers
    no just rumours

  • 163 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    And toondanno reliable source

  • 164 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    are they over the line or thru the door

  • 165 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    TADS – understood, cheers squire

  • 166 Stevenage Magpie // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Roe997

    We don’t know yet, this will make or break him as an ITK :D

  • 167 geordie157 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Scott Sinclair is a better option than Lestienne.

  • 168 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Roe – We’ll find out soon enough if he is :) Tbf to him he did call Remy a good few days ago well before the press were calling it.

  • 169 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Toon_Tom
    Your welcome good sir!!!

    Don’t understand how we can of done a double deal without I single media outlet not picking up on an agreed fee

  • 170 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    bent a close mate of sol cambell

  • 171 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Tads

    We did it with cisse, they didnt cotton on until he had signed for Sunderland but never showed up lol

  • 172 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Tekkers
    Mate remy was called a couple of days before we played QPR, it’s been the most heavily linked transfer we’ve had

  • 173 jazzyp // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Evening all-has the dust settled from this afternoons tantrums lol.
    Toondanno-evening mate,are you sure on the Willems link as he’s only just signed a 4 year contract in April.also do we really need another left back with santon-hadaira and mapou also as cover

  • 174 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Sean
    Yeah but Freiburg don’t have Harry the mouth Redknapp in charge

  • 175 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    the only wingers we will get is ashleys leftover kfc

  • 176 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    why not a threeway deal with taarabt

  • 177 Mister Tuff // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Unbelievable Tekkers @121
    Ref the Justice System – in the UK for allegations of
    rape –works along the following lines.
    Allegation of rape is made -the victim usually attends a
    specialist doctor who obtains internal samples/ blood
    samples/seizes cothing etc.
    As this potential evidence has to be evaluated by forensic scientists – it is sent away for examination -which can take weeks and months.
    In the meantime the cops have a complaint that Mr R is the culprit – they should arrest him without haste as there may be forensic evidence to obtain from his clothing/his room etc as well as DNA swabs seizing mobiles. He is then interviewed and allegations are put to him -if he refuses to answer questions or denies the offence – the cops are at this time left with one person making
    allegations and another denying it – they do not know the results of the forensic tests at this time – so the guilt or otherwise of the accused is not known. The suspect is then bailed to attend the cop shop at a later date when hopefully the results of the forensics will be known -and the CPS will advise the cops if there is sufficient
    evidence to charge or bin it as there is insufficient evidence.

  • 178 Joe Blog // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Toon Danno is loving this, having you hang onto his every word – putty in his hands some of you. it’s pathetic. Really not difficult to predict we’re going to sign Remy, when he has a release clause and our manage has publicly stated we’re interested in signing him.

  • 179 Stevenage Magpie // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    It’s well known that Ashley has never had any left over KFC

  • 180 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Tads

    Aye thats true enough like, maybe we told him we would pull out should he start flapping his chops like a pigs skin on a clothesline in a wind tunnel.

  • 181 wolfshead@toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    i doubt remy will get done its likely arry will slip the judge a fat brown envelope ;-)

  • 182 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    he grinds bones to make his bread huh

  • 183 geordie157 // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    aaarrrgggghhh the prickly pear video is playing!!

  • 184 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    it may appear that remy will not be arrys problem just had email from bottle of llambrini to that effect

  • 185 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Sean
    Lol
    Maybe pards has kidnapped Rosie! Blab and the mutt gets it, then you’ll never get ya greasy nuts on her cash ;)

  • 186 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    crackin headline
    http://threeandin.com/?p=23391

  • 187 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Nuts??? Mits! Stupid auto correct not even similar bloody iPhone!

  • 188 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Jb

    Not pathetic mate, optimistic. Whats the bih deal anyway? Hes said a double deal for bent and remy, then if we only sign one or they are weeks apart in signing we have outed another false itk. It gives us something to discuss and breaks up the monotony of the constant, depressing comments about how we are failing in the transfer market, with an equal level of unfounded ‘knowledge’

  • 189 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Tads

    LMAO greasy nuts. Its his money like so do with it what he will I suppose.

  • 190 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Speculation speculation speculation

  • 191 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    arms in vice, auto lube down ones crotch eeeuughhh

  • 192 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    a new twist on tantric sex

  • 193 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    John t

    Erm… thanks for the image lol

  • 194 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    whens the hussies footy on

  • 195 jazzyp // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    If we were lucky enough to have a choice guys would you choose remy or gamerio for cf.
    Sackho or alderweireld.
    De Jong or Menez

  • 196 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    i wonder when we will see mixed footy
    not in my lifetime boo hiss
    some may say we all ready have it(roberta savage)

  • 197 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    yes i will have those

  • 198 AndyNUFC // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Explaining rape charges and talking absolute rubbish, Ed must hate having to run this blog during pre-season.

  • 199 stuart no9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    why on earth would anybody want remy is beyond me. i thought the days of buying troubled players was long gone.
    Another one who will swear by the shirt for a season – get a strop on ( if he is not in jail ) demand to be gone if we dont get into europe . just an observation but has any big club come in for him ????????

  • 200 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    olympiakos have sniffed

  • 201 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Phnom Penh ???? old boys too

  • 202 AndyNUFC // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Stuart, Shane Long and Charlie Austin for the same price? (Both in last years of contract).

  • 203 jimiley // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    We have to keep the faith in Pards, Big Joe and Big Mike. There is no alternative. I do not think that Bent or a guy on bail for rape (no doubt we will sign him just before he gets charged… we do specialize in rape suspects) will get us into Europe or even win anything, but Big Joe must know different. The one bigger monkey than a mens winner at Wimbledon is our failure to win the league or anything really. 1927. 86 years and counting and we all know we will get to the centenary before we win the league. Come on Darren, Loik and the backroon staff!! Prove me wrong and win us the league next year.

  • 204 John Tudor // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    sofia jakobsson mmmm very tasty

  • 205 jazzyp // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Jimiley .
    I like your optimism mate but I think until we get new owners who are prepared to put some proper clout into the club,it ain’t going to happen regarding winning the league

  • 206 jimiley // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Why are we interested in a player who could not get a game at a club which came below us in the league eg Bent. Villa were nearly relegated and still did not play him. Is this the way forward? Is he the sort of player who will win us something? Big Joe is plotting something.

  • 207 toon kk // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Does anyone know what our five year plan was/ is? I’m a bit baffled.

  • 208 jimiley // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    The 5 year plan is not to get relegated or get into Europe. Spend the minimum amount to safeguard our league status and make the most profit for MA, whether the profit is from sales of players and buying cheaper replacements or pocketing all the SKY money and sponsorship. When Mike thinks he can make a cool 100 million he will sell the club after selling all the best players and we are nosediving towards relegation. This plan could come to fruition any time in the next 5 years.

  • 209 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Uncertain,

    What is so annoying about the situation is that they have proved they can do it when it really matters.

    Like January, when we needed to be safe from relegation.

    Targets were brought forward and wrapped up within days. FIVE of them. They will do it only if it fits an agenda, otherwise no rush apparantly?

    So what exactly has Carr been doing since January, what has actually been spoke about on the transfer front? We have all knew Ba was away in January and that we were going to struggle until the end of the season. We are crying out for a striker or two. What has been the plan? Seemingly there isn’t a one.

    Apparantly we have a list, but not one bid has been put in for any player apart from Kone, and this was a joke of some sort surely?

    It’s a shambles, and seemingly, the only players left who are worth there salt are Remy and Bent. Two players with big question marks over their heads at this point in time. True Toon fashion under this regime.

    Something is not right somewhere, I think that much is evident. For me anyway.

    The planning is way off for a Premier League Football Club.

  • 210 Thump // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Far be it from me to criticise Ed but Is this an actual story or is this an actual story or has Ed been playing FM?

  • 211 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Jimily

    Its well documented that bent had a couple of clauses in his contract, one that his wages would have gotten even bigger had he played x amount of games, the other is his appearance fee, but there was also a rule that states after 75 minutes both are shot out the door. Thats why he made so many appearences on or after 75 minutes.

    Even the commentators during the match were talking about it.

  • 212 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Thump – I asked the same question @156

    See below that for the apparent answer!?

  • 213 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Bent still has an appartment on the quayside

  • 214 SeanNufc87 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Argh! Thump.

    Its a series eds doing, we arent interested he is just looking at young talent around Europe that fits our transfer criteria. Spread the word

  • 215 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Toon Prodigy,
    If we had of signed those players last summer instead of waiting until January we would have done a Leeds and be in the old third division by now, wouldn’t we ???

  • 216 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Apparently the tenant is moving out soon.

  • 217 GeordieDan // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    ToonProdigy>

    Have to agree on most of what you said.

    Only thing I would counter with is apparently St.Etienne themselves confirmed we offered more than Dortmund for Aubamayang but he chose them for obvious reasons.

    Could be made up rubbish but possibly we did really try for him and now have to move on to the 4 or 5 striker targets we have left as Pardew said.

    I’m trying to make at least a little sense of what looks from our perspective, like u said, a complete shambles.

    If De Jong, Remy and Bent do arrive I would have to concede thats impressive strenghtening.

    Shame we know nothing for sure, just Ashleys pathetic record in transfer markets so far makes it look unlikely. Time will tell yet again.

  • 218 geordie157 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    anyone know which u-21 players are training with the first team in the pics on nufc.co.uk, there’s one I don’t recognise, think it could be Miele?!!?

  • 219 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    DeJong is the least likely to arrive IMO

  • 220 roe997 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Upon bents time at sunderland.he made the most of the toon nightlife. I can see where its heading. Hes in it for the party.

  • 221 Jail for Ashley // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Geordie Dan,
    I don’t know where my suspicions come from but would you be surprised if we only put in a high bid knowing that personal terms or a medical wouldn’t be agreed, people would then think well at least Mashleys trying.

  • 222 GeordieDan // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    JFA >

    Wouldnt exactly shock me mate, no. The English language doesnt have enough expletives to describe what a …. Ashley is.

    The rat is capable of anything, especially if it offers the opportunity of taunting us for his cheap entertainment!

    Loving your work by the way lad. Keep it up. ;)

  • 223 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I think AP’s line is getting thicker and his door is more reinforced!

    With the amount of players we have released or sold – the acquisition of Bent and Remy, to me, would not be ,strengthening the squad!!!

  • 224 GeordieDan // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Tom_Toon>

    From what Torq seems to think he’s quite likely to come here for a number of reasons.

    Its all just heresay obviously but Torqs been pretty clued up in the recent past on this stuff.

    DeJong would be a quality signing if we could pull that off.

  • 225 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Dan – yeah both Torq and ToonDan both seem very much ITK

    I’m not a pessimist by any means, but I’ve learned that in the world of NUFC in MA’s reign you can not believe Anything until the players in question are holding up the Black and White shirt!

  • 226 GeordieDan // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    I’m not a fan of Bent at all but he scores goals-plenty of them and that trumps Ameobi however you look at it.

    I’m not a fan of Remy but he’s quality, fast and accurate. Shame he’s a merc though.

    We could do better than both with a proper owner obviously but replacing Simmo, Willo, Perch and Gosling with those 3 is a definite improvement. Not only to our squad but our whole attacking threat and dimensions.

  • 227 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I still worry about our defence with our flying wing backs in Santon and Debuchy not focussing on defensive duties.

    I think Mbiwa will have a solid season and i highly rate Haidara too. If we play wide men I’d love to see Santon in a more advanced roll.

  • 228 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Prodigy -
    Well put mate, I agree wholeheartedly.
    Everything about the set up and how they do business appears totally disjointed!
    We need a whistleblower to tell all mate.
    I still can’t my head round what went on last transfer window as it’s still all speculation and hearsay. Did Mashley sanction some proposed deals? If so, why did everything collapse? We are led to believe it was penny pinching. Does that mean that Mashley vetoed deals cos of price/wage demands or Llambiarse and Charnley broke the deals themselves because of trying to impress Mashley with a cheap buy? I’m confused!
    I personally think they’re all shit scared of him as he’s a wildcard.
    Who gave the 8 yr contracts? Was it Llambiase with Mashley’s blessing or Llambias on his own.
    This Wonga deal business, was it Llambiases idea? I’m sure we’re getting less than Virgin, WTF happened there?
    So many questions and we’ll probably never find out because none of them will take reponsibility for their actions.
    Ultimately if Ashley keeps the club he has to be more hands on because his Lieutenants can’t do the business. If he can’t spare the time because of SD commitments then he surely has to step aside and sell up. This system clearly does not work and the buck stops with him!

  • 229 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Jail im not sure I follow you?

    If we signed those players last summer we would of been quite happily sitting in the top half last season.

    And that’s without Ba aswell.

    Have I missed a certain sarcasm to your post or have I just read it wrong mate?

    GeordieDan,

    I havn’t seen any reports for any bids apart from Kone?

    You know what really really narcs me haha..

    We have a CANNY pot of cash from TV revenue.

    A decent first eleven, maybe fifteen now.

    And we have shown zero ambition so far, not even an attempt at a quality player (that I know of).

    The cold hard truth is that we havn’t even tried and look like we don’t have a plan apart from Remy and Bent.

    Are we supposed to believe Carr’s and Pardews hard graft and scouting over the past 6 months has been on Remy and Bent? Absolutely no chance.

    I know I’v been dumbed down by this regime once more and im kicking myself. We should not even be happy with these two players coming in given their behaviour and form of the past year. We are just desperate and see it as progress.

    It’s hardly ambitious really is it, nevermind though.

  • 230 jimmysmith // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Wonder if they might be considering playing 3 centre backs, with the two full backs bombing on in attack, and tucking in in defense to bolster the midfield when without the ball.

    Then we would need one CB and the two strikers and Siem de Jong would be lovely also, and perhaps then a truly formidable, well balanced side.

  • 231 jimmysmith // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    actually strike that, I thought I had a good side out, but in a final count of heads realized I had 12 on the pitch.

  • 232 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Don’t Man Utd have 12players on the field every week ;-)

  • 233 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Uncertain,

    God knows who does what.

    Tell you what I found really interesting though, it was Richard Bransons interview shortly after we signed with Wonga.

    He stated that NUFC did not even give Virgin Money a chance to match Wonga’s offer.

    If that is true it is absolute madness.

  • 234 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Hey lads,

    Our GK replacement for Harper seems like its done. Joren Zoet PSV.

  • 235 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-transfers-jeroen-zoet-psv-2041364

  • 236 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    “Supremo Joe Kinner”

    Gosh!

  • 237 stuart no9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    surely with the tv revenue this year, ash must have got his money back. .Now would be a good time for him to sell up and f -off taking his micky mouse set up with him.

  • 238 jimmysmith // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I think Wonga slipped Ash a bung. I also think Dirty Dirk got 86′d over his role in the implementation of those inexplicably stupid 8 year contracts.

  • 239 geordie157 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    If the zoet deal does happen, he’d be our no.2. So would that mean Elliot will leave, can’t see him dropping to 3rd choice.

  • 240 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Elliot was always number 3. Zoet would give competition to Elliot and also push for cup games ahead depends on who impresses.

  • 241 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Prodigy,

    How bizarre is that? What do Wonga offer that Virgin don’t, except a shit load of bad press!
    However Mashley will take any form of publicity because somewhere along the line SportsDirect will get a mention!
    Friggin ludicrous!

  • 242 stuart no9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    GEORDIE157—If the zoet deal does happen, he’d be our no.2. So would that mean Elliot will leave, can’t see him dropping to 3rd choice.——————-no it would mean krul could be sold. since when would ash pay 2.5m for an understudy goalie ? he wouldnt pay that for a CF.

  • 243 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Uncertain – exactly, even Bad publicity is, publicity

  • 244 geordie157 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Can’t see krul leaving. The only big name that might leave is cabaye. Pretty confident the rest will stay, just hope we can get 2-3 players in.

  • 245 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    2 strikers according to pardew, 1 young centre back, gk, 1/2 winger and centre attacking mid. New centre midfielder if Cabaye leaves. Potentially 6-8 new players.

  • 246 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    If we get £25M+ for Cabs and reinvest that money wisely, within this window, then I’m all for it!

  • 247 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    “New Supremo Joe Kinnear” – Classic!

  • 248 stuart no9 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Toon-tom@246 — no doubt ash will invest wisely – sadley it wont be in NUFC.

  • 249 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Tomorrow is the start off Ramadan. Muslims will start fasting untill 10th August. So it shall not interfere much with our upcoming season.

  • 250 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I can really see a centre mid leaving like, I just don’t know how we could keep them all happy.

    Cabaye, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Bigiramana.

    The first four are going to want first team football next season and we really cannot accomodate them all can we?

    I very much doubt Pardew will go with Sissoko as an attacking mid again.

    I’d like to see Cabaye and Sissoko as our centre mids.

  • 251 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Turkish,

    Nice one mate, i was wondering about that.

  • 252 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Sissoko needs to play a more defensive roll in the middle and give Cabaye (or his adequate replacement) the AM slot.

    Benny could cause damage in the middle IMO

  • 253 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2359086/Newcastle-Uniteds-Steven-Taylor-dismisses-QPR-switch.html

  • 254 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    “Steven, I’m thinking of including you in a part-ex deal with QPR for Remy ……. Fancy it?”

    “No thanks Joe”

    “okay no problem”

    Seriously????

  • 255 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    @Uncertain Toon

    Np mate, I’m going to be stuffing my face around 1am. Especially with this heat, no food, no drink nothing till 9pm tomorrow!

  • 256 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    If we are really in for Siem De Jong i hope he doesn’t give Anita a tinkle for his opinion on the toon.
    I’d imagine Anita would say ‘Toon is a brilliant place and the support is second to none, but the present manager is an egotistical, defensive minded bellend who bottles it at the first sign of problems and doesn’t know his players best positions. As for Joe Kinnear, you’ll know when you meet him!’
    We must be one of the most unattractive clubs at the moment to potential signings unless they’re all mercs!

  • 257 jimmysmith // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Turkish@245, what we need or what we’re after, according to Pards?

    Also, isn’t he as guilty as anyone at the club of being full of sh@t.

    Even so, despite my essentially fatalistic, jaundice view, I still cling desperately to a glimmer of hope they’ll deliver, and sometimes to my amazement they do.

  • 258 Toon_Tom // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Jimmy ^ agreed

  • 259 Uncertain Toon // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Turkish,

    Smash it in while you can mate. Too much like hardwork for me! How does it feel when the month is over? The footballers can’t be firing on all cylinders for a few weeks after Ramadan. Think i remember Ba being sluggish for a while the other year.

  • 260 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    @Jimmysmith

    Trying to be optimistic, pardew although said 2 strikers and fes names, he knows himself that he has basically no say on who comes in. But with these players leaving, no doubt we will look for 6-8 players coming in, but are they going to be quality or unknown gems bu Graham Carr. ? dont mind spending 1-3 on quality and rest unknown. At least we replace them right? ABD If cabaye goes we must unvest in a quality midfielder. Grenier looks likely as Lyon ara un very difficult financial situation. Also Leroy but hes close to signing for Norwich.

  • 261 Mister Tuff // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Not sure about the signing of Zoet – couple of million for a number 2 -probably not – would have to think that Krul may be sold. If that is the case I would not be happy about Elliot -being in the number one spot -I do not think he is up to much and is as nervous as hell. But I suppose lets wait and see what develops.

  • 262 TurkishFan101 // Jul 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    When it is finished, bascially we have Ead after the 10th where we must eat as much possible and celebrate as we showed how hard it could be in very poorly conditioned countries where they have no access to any resources at all. But you dont need to fast If you have medical condition or are pregnant. ? will also be cycling daily 1-3 hours in the sun!

  • 263 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    I thought young Jack Alnwick was being promoted to third choice keeper?

    This keeper deal dosn’t look good for Elliot if true.

    Doubt Krul is going anywhere..




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