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This Young Striker Would Be Great Acquisition For Newcastle

3:14 pm, Saturday, July 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 234 Comments

21 year-old Matej Vydra was born in Czechoslovakia, and he is currently at Italian club Udinese, and last season he was on loan at Watford in the Championship and scored 22 goals in 44 total appearances for the Hornets.

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Matej Vydra – 21 year-old Udinese striker
He looks a bit like Alan Smith

This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.

Matej joined Udinese in June of 2010, after playing at Czech clubs Vysocina Jihlava and Banik Ostrava earlier in his career.

He joined Udinese after he was voted by sport journalists as the Czech Revelation of the Year for season 2009-2010 when he played at Banik Ostrava and scored 7 goals in 29 appearances, when he was just 18 years old.

Last August he was loaned out to Watford for the season, and he excelled in England and Watford even made the play-offs final, but just missed out on promotion to the Premier League, when they were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace at Wembley.

But the young striker who turned 21 on May 1st, did himself no harm at all.

Vydra was born in Chotebor, in the old Czechoslovakia, and he stands 5’11” tall and is right footed.

In March Vydra won the 2012/2013 Championship Player of the Season award in his first season in English football – that’s what Kevin Nolan won back in 2010, when Newcastle gained promotion in our first season down under.

So this lad’s already a good player, and he’s played for all the Czech youth sides and 7 times for the full Czech Republic side with two goals.

If Newcastle want to bring in a good striker this lad would fit the bill, and he’s proved he can play well in the English league, and he would cost around €3M (Β£2.6M), according to – but he’s probably worth more than that.

But in mid-June there were reports that Udinese had already turned down an Β£8M offer for him from a Premier League club (Newcastle?).

It’s this kind of player we should be looking to sign, before he becomes far too expensive for Newcastle – but at over Β£8M, that may already be the case..

Here’s some video of this youngster.

What do you think?

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234 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I really struggle to see how playing Cisse and Darren Bent would work with our poor distribution of the ball

  • 2 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Liked the look him last season but were Udinese not wanting about 8 million for him ?

  • 3 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    @1 ben

    our distribution should be better with cab’s/sissoko/anita/arfa/bigi esp if there played in forward thinking roles and not in defensive roles !


    if 4-4-2 i’d take tiote out and put bent with cisse and push everyone back slightly as cab’s/siss have everything in there game and can defend aswell as attack.

  • 4 TorqToon // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Yo – why does it have to correspond with sources?!

    Read it online. Never claimed it to be an “exclusive” !

  • 5 noladonna // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Lol if Newcastle buy bent I’d eat my hat i just don’t believe it for 1 second i reckon Percy’s targeted him as someone he’d like to sign but Percy’s basically just a puppet i don’t really think he has much influence in transfers department what ever he asks for he never gets fuck remy, f**k bent I’d pass on both why don’t we get a few loans from Madrid or barca there stacked with players

  • 6 noladonna // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    We should get some loans in barca and Madrid are stacked with good young talent

  • 7 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Haha was just a joke mate relax

  • 8 noladonna // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Sling bent he’s not wanted by the toon just Percy we all know he has no say when it comes to buying players

  • 9 TorqToon // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Yo – Sorry mate. Struggle to separate the wheat from the chaff lately on here!

    Only just seen the news. Kets must be thrilled!

    How long until an ‘Alderwield rejects Norwich! Newcastle interested?’ article is written?! πŸ™‚

  • 10 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Don’t worry mate I don’t offend easy πŸ˜‰ I know I went to bat with that lad claiming to be employed by Ashley but uve earned wee but more respect from moi

    Soon mate soon Ed will be on the case no doubt, I don’t see the point in us getting him tbh since Colos staying

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Shouldn’t Percy’s buy of Obertan be an indication of what happens when he buys players πŸ˜‰ lol

    …Bent! no thank you!

  • 12 Agent Stardust // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM


    Ed you talk a load of absolute cr@p on here.

    Article after article of made up nonsense to get more pages out and make more money.

    What an absolute joke. If there’s no news just pick a player from anywhere around Europe and make a headline that he would be great for Newcastle even tho you are clueless about football and if he was good enough somebody would be in for him. Get a life. If you want to run a blog for money just do it but don’t pretend to be running it for the public.

  • 13 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Agent Stardust

    Take a running jump off a very large building you utter pr!ck.

  • 14 Agent Stardust // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    why? is it all great news?

  • 15 Agent Stardust // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    are you even from Newcastle?

  • 16 wolfshead@toon // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM


    regardless of your views you need new pages otherwise there would be 500+ posts on each page lol

  • 17 Agent Stardust // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    ok wolfshead thats a decent reason. I take your point. Nice comment and respected.

  • 18 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Do I need to be from Newcastle to be able to have an opinion?

  • 19 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Agent Stardust
    Don’t blame Ed for the lack of news. He runs this blog as a dedicated fan, taking up hour after hour of his retirement to satisfy us as fans, he doesn’t have to. Don’t claim he’s doing it for money, he’s doing it for the best fans in the world. People would get annoyed if there were no new articles, and he knows this and so picks a good player and says they would be a good player, which they would, as there is nothing else to report on. If it annoys you so much, leave and don’t comment, but don’t criticise Ed for providing the fans with articles.

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Agent stardust
    What a d1ck
    He clearly states he’s doing a series on young players across Europe he never says we’re intrested
    And so what if he does make money off of it? Does this affect you? Do you have to pay to come on here?
    He invests enough time on running the blog so why shouldn’t he get paid for it?
    Your the miserable fcuked who needs a life pal

  • 21 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    If ur that much against Ed dont use his blog? Seems a fairly simple way to go

  • 22 TorqToon // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Stardust – don’t like it?!?? Assume this will be the last we see of you, then! Bye bye

  • 23 jakesome // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Agent your a noob and just outed yourself as an attention seeking child tryin to start an online argument

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Ignore muppets like stardust, nout better to do but slag of someone else’s work but doesn’t have the imagination or balls to attempt there own blog
    Keep up the good work

  • 25 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    indykaila News ?@indykaila 3m
    Rumour: #Krul bid rejected. #AFC #NUFC
    from Hamburg, Hamburg

  • 26 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I am sorry,
    But Ed is also a poster in a way, if we can critisize each other why not ED.

  • 27 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM


    I won’t ask you on any news mate because it seems to continually land you in trouble pal!
    Just wondered if within the clubs you with if JFK is a respected in world football as he makes out! And if having this bloke in charge will affect players or clubs really wanting to do business or even take us seriously?

  • 28 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    If I said Vydra

    I would have been Jesus MK 2

  • 29 sphinxhunter // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    I like his speed and his positioning. But what league is this ? The amount of time they give him and the sitting back off him makes him look a lot better than perhaps he really is. He would get monstered in the EPL! A development player perhaps just advanced of Campbell. Why stymie Campbell’s development, rather get someone with more experience and can hit the ground running, now!

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    When ever some body publishes anything they obviously leave them open to criticism and I’m sure ED doesn’t mind constructive or even fair criticism, but when he clearly states that an article is in a series of articles on talented youngsters throughout Europe that he’d like to see at the toon then that’s not fair criticism it’s just someone being a tw@

  • 31 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    It’s in the championship and tbf the stats are impressive for a lad his age in his first season in English football

  • 32 TorqToon // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Tads – Appreciate that mate. πŸ™‚

    And honestly, nobody seems that familiar with JFK. More importantly, players over here arent familiar with JFK.

    Which, let’s be honest, is a GOOD thing! πŸ™‚

  • 33 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    just sign sinclair/remy and a young english lad good enough for 1st team but not the finished article so will be happy with the bench.

    atleast i can start to look forward a bit to the new season then.

  • 34 The puppy formerly known as prince // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Well been away diving for 10 days and i see the only transfers we’re from the airport to the hotel! Never mind with Joe the lyrical waxer on the case from Monday I’m sure things will get moving. I don’t even care what position anymore just some one to freshen things up and prove we still have ambition!

  • 35 wolfshead@toon // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM


    i dont know about respected but he could be liked within the closed shop of managers we dont know if you had a pint with him you might find him pleasant company! his public persona is gruff but i think he has no time for the media and i dont think he takes criticism very well either haha πŸ˜‰

  • 36 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    I posted earlier about people with reading difficulties & Ed tells folk every time when he doe’s this sort of post.
    This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.
    nuff said really

  • 37 Yorkgeordie // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    hear hear.

  • 38 The puppy formerly known as prince // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    This guy is predicting Joe moving into management soon watch out Alan.

  • 39 Jamseyd24 // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I think we need some signing or at least interest to give everyone something to talk about rather than slag each other off.
    By the way do I have to be from Newcastle to be a Toon supporter? If so iv been wrongly supporting the NUFC for 25 yrs.

  • 40 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Shut up jamsey you blithering idiot. You’re not even from Newcastle πŸ˜‰

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Aye it’s probably best they have never heard of him! Just hope he conducts himself with a bit more professionalism when it comes to dealing with clubs and representatives!!

    I’d like to think so mate but its been so long since he was properly involved in the game I just don’t see who he would know!!!!!

  • 42 Agent Stardust // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    ok sorry

  • 43 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Man Utd have lost. I think you’ll find that they’ll struggle this season if they don’t improve the current squad.

  • 44 Toonacious T // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Been in France on Holiday for the last two weeks. Just checked in on the blog for the first time, thinking that if I left it until the 13th of July we are bound to have signed someone. Wrong again. Same joke as last summer. Newcastle United FC are a farcical extravaganza Under the fat controller. Relegation beckons. One week left in France. Will we have signed anyone by the time I return home? Doubt it.

  • 45 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    We must get rid of Willo this summer. If we don’t sign a centre back it won’t be a disaster. We must strenghthen the midfield and attack. 2 strikers, 1 winger and 1 playmaker is the least we need.

  • 46 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    I’d say 1 striker, 2 wingers, 1 playmaker. On the Manu thing, well top 4 is a given πŸ™

  • 47 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    That will make it 3 top strikers as we do have 2. If we play with 1 up front, like many teams do, that’s 2 on the bench (if all fit) or they’ll play weird positions instead of CF.

  • 48 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Beddersmag @ 75 on previous post.

    Uve nailed it there – agree 100%.

    You are saying what I’ ve been banging on about for months – our biggest problem is midfield and especially our lack of creativity. Cabaye is one of the most overrated NUFC players in a long time – no way do his Toon displays justify his almost hero worship starus. Uve hit the nail on Sissoko as well.

    As I keep saying, we have some very good players – Cabaye and Sissoko included – but they dont come close to Gary Speed ahd Rob Lee in CM in their prime. There was goals, pace, passing and tackling in those two. Proper, proper central midfielders.

  • 49 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Us, Liverpool, Everton, Southampton, Norwich, Swansea and Man City all have better squads than Man Utd. I think they’ll finish 11th. Rooney will struggle and Van Persie won’t have the best of seasons.

  • 50 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Norwich eh?!

  • 51 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Do we do that loan thing? Because that Lukaku character is worth 2-3 places upwards. Ask WB

  • 52 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    On signing Bent – the biggest reason why he wont come is that he is likely to be second choice or third if Remy or another CF signs.

    However, we arent going to pay big money for a bench striker and Bent is a big upgrade on Shola if he comes and fights for a first team place. He is also similar to Cisse which means he doesn’t chane the format playing alongside any new No.1 striker we sign.

    Perfectly sensible signing to me – if it comes off.

  • 53 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    afternoon gents-just read percy’s latest script. and im glad to report he is still spouting the same bs as last season.
    “I think were pretty strong in the defensive department”.
    you having a bubble bath pards you muppet. how can having one of the worst defensive records in the league last season+ we have nothing of real quality to back colo or mapou up be comprehended as being strong at the back !!!!!

  • 54 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Kets @ 46

    I’ve written that down – ManU to finish no better than 11th, Kets prediction.

  • 55 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:01 PM


    I agree with you that Cabaye and Sissoko are not as good as Speed or Lee but under Pardews tactics i think they both would struggle

    Cabaye is great for France because of the football they play we are not playing a system or style that suits him

    The most overrated player we have is Tiote by a mile he gets hero status for that one performance against Man Utd and wondergoal against Arsenal but that is all he has done that is worthwhile

    Wish we had sold him to Chelsea last year

  • 56 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Can you imagine being in a game and having Tiote snapping at your heels?
    Yes, he’s made mistakes and yes he needs work but he’s a good DMF who can get better. Cabaye has not convinced me yet, he has disappeared way too many times, something Tiote refused to do even on bad days.

  • 57 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Marveaux and Sissoko are better than Lee and Speed. I personally didn’t rate Speed. Thought him, O’Brien, Hughes and Bramble were the weak links in the side.

  • 58 GeordieDan // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Agent Stardust>

    What an utter tool you are kid. Coming on here and having a go at Ed? For what?

    Why bother even reading the article then? Just pi55 off back to noddy land @rsehole.

  • 59 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    And Tiote is also great when he plays for the national team… Perhaps the elephant in the room is… AP, but I think we have little width so when that happens and we still don’t perform with all these internationals, then he should walk or be pushed.

  • 60 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Kets – Marveaux has done absolutely nowt to be mentioned in the same breath as Speed or Lee and Sissoko neither.

    When they have both started a minimum of 50 games in the Prem your opinion might be worthwhile – until then your opinion is totally and utterly baseless.

  • 61 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    We’re always going to struggle if we have Shola and Willo in the squad.

  • 62 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM


    Yes I can imagine what most premier league quality midfielders are thinking when he is behind them which will be yes I am going to win a free kick in about 2 seconds!Also when he gets the ball every midfielder in the league snaps at his heels cause they know he will lose it he actually helps the opposition more than he helps us

    The so called hard man image he gets is nothing he is a total jessie as well his antics for diving against Sessegnon and throwing the ball like a spoiled brat against Man Utd were disgraceful !

    If we got a proper holding midfielder in who can tackle and pass a ball you would not even remember who Tiote was after about 2 games !

  • 63 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM


    I will agree with you perhaps it is Pardew who is making all of our players shite !

    Get a new manager and we can all rejoice with a pint outside the stadium!!

  • 64 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Marveaux is the better footballer. End of debate. In my opinion, he’s the best player in the team.

  • 65 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I for one am impressed by your steadfast belief in that dude. Hope he comes through as a star.

  • 66 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Tiote’s biggest problem last year was that he let the previous season go to his head – he thought he was a top player and went round with his head in the clouds. He also spent more time changing his cars than he did on improving his game. I have been in Tiote’s company on a number of occasions and I’ve seen the change in him.

    The top professionals like Giggs, Lampard, Butt, Gerrard and our own Speed and Lee never believe they’ve cracked it. Tiote needs to realise he had one good season because he gave it 100% – if he does that every season he MIGHT be a genuinely top DM player.

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    That might of been the case last season but tiote was defiantly sussed out last season
    Instead of being an enforcer for us teams used him as a weapon against us they hit him early got him riled up, put him under pressure and he caved time after time, either giving the ball away and putting us under pressure or conceding a stupid free kick around the area
    He was a joke last season and shouldn’t of been in the team but for some reason he was an automatic selection

  • 68 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Infact tiote’s biggest downfall last season was he seemed to completley lose the ability to read the game at all
    Constantly on the back foot due to poor positioning

  • 69 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Thanks for agreeing on something Santon πŸ™‚
    But I do hope both Cabaye and Tiote have good seasons.
    On what Bills said, I did feel that Speed was a bit worse than he was at Leeds, but anyway he was good for us as was Lee. And they rarely got bossed even if skills-wise they may not be at the level of the current players.

    I would liken Tiote with Batty, an enforcer who would get lots of cards today too.

  • 70 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Kets, Paul Scholes never had a fraction of the footballing skills of Marveaux but he was 20 times the player Marveaux will ever be.

    You are confusing skill with performance and impact on the game. That”s why Speed and Lee are 10 times the player Marveaux is. But Speed and Lee where only half the players that Scholes was.

  • 71 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Bills, in fairness, Butt never cracked it. What a disaster in an NUFC shirt. Big part of our relegation…

  • 72 spartacus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    I bought him in fm 2013 he scores like crazy !!!!

  • 73 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Butt and Smith must be among our worse signings, along with Owen and some old ex-top players Dalglish signed from Liverpool.

  • 74 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Opinions Opinions that’s what football is all about.Most football fans have an opinion about players & other clubs etc whether it be NUFC Manu or Stirling Albion,it’s why we love it.

  • 75 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Tds – Tiote has no pace and his positional play is poor. He plays best in a 442 where he doesn’t have to move far to put the oppo under pressure. Last season our midfield was a shambles all round and Tiote was running around – slowly – likeca headless chicken. He lunges into tackles because of his lack of pace – the old chestnut of “I got there as quick as I could ref” defo applies to Tiote.

  • 76 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    both speed and lee were very simular !
    it was the timing of there runs that was exeptional and made them stand out
    apart from that there passing was very straight and simple with not much vision (but in a team with 7 players in the oponents half who needs vision) and there defending was avg at best but it didnt matter as the team they had around them was all thinking the same things so it all came together.

    cabaye/sissoko are better players for there all round game but speed/lee will allways be legends because they were some of the first to prove you didnt have to be a striker to score 10+ goals

  • 77 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Cyprus – I meant Scholes not Butt.

    Having said that, Butt for 3/4 seasons with ManU was the best defensive midfielder in the Prem imo. An unsung hero and a pro’s pro.

  • 78 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    So, let me get this straight:
    Lee+Sharp= Marveaux x 10

  • 79 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    So any rumours today then? or just the same old boring stuff?

    @Edd I was thinking someone could perhaps contribute nufctv to the blog seeing as anyone with the email and password could use it, Could someone not get a subscription of it then remove all the details like card info and all that then post up the email and password? Just a we thought.

  • 80 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Completely agree mate he was brilliant in a 442 because he always had a Nolan Barton Cabaye along side to cover or help but he simply can’t do the job he’s tasked with which is to protect the back 4

  • 81 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    On Butt – Ferguson sold him because he wasn’t slow but not the quickest. When his bit of pace went he couldn’t close down quick enough and he became half the player. Ferguson was brilliant at moving players on – any player – as soon as there performance level dropped permanently.

  • 82 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Actually rather worryingly somebody on here the other day said that if tiote is found guilty of his driving/fraud offences his work permit could be cancelled
    That can’t be true can it?

  • 83 cyprus // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Butt was average at ManU, never anyway really a permanent in the starting 11. But at NUFC he was a disaster. So many penalties given it was nuts. Tiote doesn’t even come close to that admirable record. And, in MF, he lost the ball so many times we were horribly exposed and ended up conceding… He’s one of the big reasons we got relegated. Pro he may have been, good, no.

  • 84 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    marvaux is bloody anoying >..<

  • 85 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Can you remember Speeds first season at SJP he was 100% shit…..but turned out to be a top player for us. Give Marv & Sissoko a full season then we’ll see if your statement is totally &utterly baseless.Fairs fair bills

  • 86 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Tds – agree, Tiote and Pardew need to understand his limitations. Tiote needs to win it and give it in front of the back four but that means playing 442 with wingers who will track back and come inside to help the two CM’s.

    This is what Oba and Guti did in the first ten games of the 5th finish when we had one of the best defensive records in the four divisions. We also had Simpson and Raylor who stuck to their defensive positions and Best and Ba who worked their ars off closing defenders down.

    That all changed when Santon came in, Guti pushed further forward, HBA went wide right and Cisse partnered Ba up front. We were lucky to win games we didnt dominate theough spectacular Cisse goals but the seeds of a wide open team had been sown.

    Thats why our defensive record was atrocious last year.

  • 87 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Now that’s more like it. You can compare Marveaux with Scholes. Marveaux may be more skilfull but Scholes scores more goals, so I can confirm that Scholes is the better player. The England squad between 1995-2001 was fantastic. Its nowhere near as good now.

    Michael Owen wasn’t a disaster signing. He had a good goal/game ratio for us. He was injured a lot, but he was a better signing than Luque/Xisco whom hardly played.

    I prefer Sissoko, Anita and Tiote to Speed. Emre, Dyer, Viana, Marveaux and Cabaye are all better players than Rob Lee. Albert was the best centre half we’ve ever had.

  • 88 sparky55 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    santon@ various…you’re bang on the money M8…it’s the way Pardew makes us play turns our good players into average players and isolates the players who can create for us.

    Sissoko and Cabaye can play for us week in- week out and look very average, then they go on international duty and they’ll shine because of the players around them and system they play.

    Pardew is so afraid of losing he doesn’t risk players going forward and because he plays 4-4-2 and everyone else plays 4-5-1 morphing into 4-3-3 we always get overran in midfield…it’s a joke.

    Pardew is the cancer…make the change and we’ll be a different team overnight. A good manager playing modern football will get the best out of our very good squad.

  • 89 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Nut Meg – he was 100% sh1t because he was played as an out and out left winger which he never was.

    As soon as he moved into his proper position inside he was brilliant for us.

  • 90 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    So hopefully it’ll be looking like this:


    Shola Ameobi


    Siem De Jong

  • 91 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Kets – if you talked to pro’s they will tell you Rob Lee was one of the best midfielders of his time in the Prem.

    Marveaux has proven absolutely nothing in the Prem other than he is skilful in short periods of a game. No way has he in any game dictated play like Rob Lee could and did in many matches.

  • 92 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Knowing us we’ll probably sign:

    Leroy Fer

  • 93 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Tads @79
    I think Mr Tuff is the man to answer that.He explained the procedure about Remy very well. I didn’t think about Tiote’s case before but may well be something in that.Is it the crown court?

  • 94 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Looking forward to the future 1-9-1 formation.

  • 95 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Marveaux made the most assists for us last season and got man of the match on numerous occasions.

  • 96 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    It is easily noticeable that Marveaux is a more influential player than Rob Lee.

  • 97 toonking // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    @billson 72
    what you have said in post 72 might have just answered something that has puzzled me for months
    I listen to the three legends everyday and what I found was Malcolm kept say that the season we finished 5th we were playing 4-4-2 yet it was always written out as though we did 4-3-3.
    but maybe it was 4-4-2 which we kepted switching into a 4-3-3 as you say tiote is suited to a 4-4-2 and he was a lot better that year.

  • 98 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Thing is I dont even think Marveux has been able to play in his preferred position

    The only games where he was allowed to was against Man Utd and Arsenal away and he was sensational until he was taken off that assist he created for Ba against Arsenal was out of this world! if that had been Ginola/Arfa/Lee we would still be talking about it !

    He does go missing against teams when he is asked to run about like a dafty but give him the ball where it matters and let him create in fact if it were not for his assists for Cisse near the end of the season we would have been down !

    Lets give the lad a chance in a no10 role and see how he does for us I reckon he would do pretty well and I think Cisse would score more as well

  • 99 sparky55 // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM’re right …he’s a good player that contributes a hell of a lot to our game but he’s not earned the right yet to be put on the same pedestal as Lee and Scholes…but given half a chance he could get up there challenge…but a few years away from that IMO.

  • 100 Bearsize // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Pretty sure after we beat argentina in the world cup pele said nicky butt was the best player in the world. He was probably pi55ed!

  • 101 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Nut Meg
    Lol I was actually thinking of just addressing it to Mr.tuff!!!

  • 102 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Yes bang on, they did play him out of position on the left wing & it made him look a real shitty player,so extend the same courtesy to Marv & Sissoko & we might just see the same kind of result with them…..Pards permitting !

  • 103 Ben3arfa // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    City can confirm Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer has joined from FC Twente on a 4-year deal, subject to international clearance

  • 104 Ben3arfa // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Chris Hughton is signing some exciting players for Norwich .

    We owe him a lot for bringing Carr here

  • 105 kirkyman // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Norwich sign Leroy Fer on 4 year deal from FC Twente.

  • 106 nut meg // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    As far as i know i’m the only one that’s read it. lol sshhh say nowt ! it’s late here,i’m old & i’v had too much Chang beer ……but i’m happy.

  • 107 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    He is mate and he’s armed with are transfer list really seeing as Carr said the toon scout a player for years!

  • 108 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    @Tads he is armed with the old list, If we wanted them players we would have signed them ages ago.

  • 109 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Haha, I remember that Argentina game. That was the only game Butt played exceptional in his whole career. His was useless for us. Poor player.

  • 110 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    I didn’t even dare to join in since I am not even from England or worse the UK πŸ˜‰

    …Lord knows I am not even a proper fan cause I don’t attend STJ Park!

  • 111 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    @kets ,ketsbaia was useless for us aswell πŸ˜‰

  • 112 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Hughton’s going for all our old targets

  • 113 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    @Jespen when people say your not a proper fan because you have never been to a match, what they really mean is you should get to 1 asap, it’s a life experience that you could not imagine. πŸ˜‰

  • 114 RossNUFC // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Vydra would be a class signing and would only cost about Β£3.5m

  • 115 geordie157 // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    So Norwich next season, not a bad side if they get Fer and Toivonen

    Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido
    Pilkington, Fer, Johnson, Olsson

    Apart from Turner that’s a decent side. Think they’ll sign Hooper too.

  • 116 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Kevy…I am pretty sure it is awsome πŸ™‚

  • 117 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Had enough now, people saying we should sign strikers for 3 million its pathetic, 50,000 fans at home it was nearly 20 year ago when we signed shearer for 15 million, coming from the bloke who runs the blog??? How desperate are you? I won’t post again….. Absolute joke

  • 118 nufc_eire // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Lads I’m getting a bit worried about our transfer activity. All our main targets (or I should say people we have been linked to heavily) have gone to different clubs, leaving us optimistically half way down our list of targets. They highest profile player we are linked with now is Bent and that’s not really good enough. Also worryingly is that we seem obsessed with finding another striker where our main problem is with wide players

    I think Pardew does want a winger/striker type player so we can line up 4-4-2 when attacking and 4-5-1 when defending but its not our best fit for our players

    But I’m worried. Next week better have some solid action or I think we’re going to be left scraping the bottom of the talent-barrel

    Ps I wonder if hughton is using Graham Carr’s scouting picks from when he was at newcastle (Fer, Wolfswinkle)!

  • 119 GeordieTwo // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Absolutely agree nufc_eire @115. What on earth are we waiting for? More players to be pulled out from under us? This is ridiculous after last summer? Has Ashley learned nothing from that disaster?

  • 120 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:55 PM


    How much did Michu cost Swansea?

  • 121 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Has anyone seen Dimitar Evtimov of Nottingham Forrest play?

    Last seasons apprentice of the year. Year before that was bigi then we snapped him up.

  • 122 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Ah ok, he is a keeper

  • 123 plana // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    I’m glad some of the flappers on here are getting depressed about the lack of transfers. Just like little bairns waiting for Santa. Get a grip you soft shites the signings will happen when uncle Joe, gets back from his hols

  • 124 fatman // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    we will see this season how good Graham Carr’s scouting is, sadly not by how well we do, but how well Norwich, i can see the black clouds of doom are descending over st James park. we are looking to go into a new season with a weaker squad than last season, with the same leaky defense, the same powder puff attack, worse still the same half witted ponce of a manager, and to top it all of JFK. this squad will break records but sadly not any we will want. the only goals will be the one’s in our net.

  • 125 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Anyone scouting France Vs Uruguay U20s

  • 126 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Tempers are flying. Frustration is boiling over.

    Who is to blame?

    Mike Ashley.


    Because he does the hiring and fireing and constantly throws the place into disseray with his inadequate decision making in recruiting staff at all levels of the club. The timing has been appauling.

    Hire a director of football a week before the transfer window opens, a bloke who will oversee all transfers in and out of the club. Then let him jet off on holiday a week into post.

    Brilliant, just brilliant.

    JK want’s to get his arse in that office at Benton and sort this out quickly it’s an utter disgrace.

    Just where would we be if Remy and Bent had been snapped up this past week?

    Planning my arse. The plans since January have been tore up and now we have a new list of what Pardew, Carr and Joe have agreed upon. The fact nothing has been did in the past week suggests nothing gets done or finalised without Joe overlooking it.

    Nice one Mike, I await the next gamble.

  • 127 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM


    G Carr

  • 128 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Some on twitter saying Norwich are buying everyone carr recommended for NUFC

  • 129 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:08 PM


    I meant here.

    May be tomorrow ed will say this french striker will be good for toon

  • 130 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Florian Thauvin looks really good

  • 131 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Maybe Mike likes to buy his players in January now πŸ˜‰ lol

  • 132 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    What 1 example??? Get a look at ya yourself
    We should have bought berbatov the bloke is a magician
    Instead we a peppered with two bob clowns

  • 133 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Ye nah, I don’t expext us to win the league, I don’t even expect us to finish top six. Or win a cup for that matter, It’s been so long.

    What I expect is to be set-up with the best possible chance to give it a go within whatever are limits are.

    Even this is too much for this regime which I find disgraceful.

    I’v had my winge, im off to work haha πŸ˜‰

  • 134 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM


    Remember when we were in Championship we bought 6 players in january

  • 135 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Mike should sack off all of his other commitments and become director of football. When he stepped in over January we signed 5 players in a week.

  • 136 Galtierez // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Still don’t know why people expect signings with JK! No player in their right mind will sign, due to the uncertainty caused by his appointment. Pardew could leave at any time! Llambias had just got the hang of signings in the Jan window, and they dump him!

  • 137 Toon1978 // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    I know this blog is all about opinions but i cant believe a saw a comment saying Marveaux is better then R.Lee was…..OMG Lee will always be one of the best players to grace SJP. He was awesome and would teach our current midfielders a thing or two. Our current team couldn’t even tie the boots of LEE and SPEED. What i would give to have these two lads playing for us once again lol. They where awesome players and also loved the club which one can not say about our current team.

  • 138 gus3232 // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    scary thing for me is that when jokey was on his hols,wat if some other club gave good offer for remy or bent or any other target,plus we have had over 7 month to have ba replacement lined up,should of been done ages ago

    chelsea will replace ba before we do

    dont think they have a plan anymore

  • 139 bollance // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM


    Andy cole
    Demba ba
    Van persie

    Do u want me to go on..

  • 140 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Cole was signed years ago….
    Please go on

  • 141 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    It’s an attempt by Chris Hughton to get back at the club.

  • 142 AaranD // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Can’t believe people are comparing Marveaux to Paul Scholes…. Many of Scholes’s team mates and other players he has played against call him one of the best. No comparison at all!!

    Vydra would be a good signing, good footballing head can finish and has a bit of pace over 5 yards. Will we sign probably not.

    Really starting to dread Swansea and Norwich, if there signings gel sharpish will both be cracking teams.

  • 143 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    I m watching the u20 world cup final. Still 0-0 but things aren’t going well for France…

  • 144 Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    What is Grammatically Correct – A Unique or An Unique

  • 145 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Indian…maybe Mike thinks he has seen the light when it comes to January on sale shopping πŸ˜‰ lol

    …everything else is cheaper in January!

  • 146 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Carr a genius like some on here reckon? Do you think he would still be working for Ashley????
    I don’t, he would be at a top 4 team without a doubt, he works in a group of scouts, people on here think he’s a 1 man band

  • 147 plana // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Our targets will already be in place the agents will have been notified that they will be signed when Joe gets back.

  • 148 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    niafron…who can you recommend from the France U20?

  • 149 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Scholes to marveaux as Herbert would say “sweet Jesus”

  • 150 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Hi Jesper!

    Great stage tomorow with “Le Ventoux”. And your cousin is now really well placed. You can’t miss that!

  • 151 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM


  • 152 Belfast // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    The players we signed in January should of been signed in the summer. So that argument is bollox.

    It’s nearly as bad as the injured players being like new signings nonsense.

  • 153 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    There’s some good player in that team, but Thauvin is a different class.

  • 154 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Right, sorry about that
    I said no more posts

  • 155 Belfast // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    *previous summer*

  • 156 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    France play far better now. Will be a tough game still…

  • 157 IITianToon // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Bonjour Niafron!! I read that Thauvin has fired his agent for his transfer to LOSC.. is it true?

    And Niafron you are joking right when you say Jakob Fulgsgang is Jesper’s cousin!

    By the way did you guys note that at the end of stage 3 or 4 there were a few people in NUFC Tshirts at the presentation ceremony. #proud πŸ™‚

  • 158 toon kk // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    You would think that after the shambles of a season we’ve just had top striker’s would have been lined up ready to sign. But no. Typical

  • 159 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM


    Well, Jesper once told it could be possible, but sure a distant cousin.

    And about, Thauvin, yes it’s true. He signed with Lille six month ago but he stayed in Corsica. He was suposed to join Lille for the season to come, but it was before he scored many good goals.

    So now, Marseille is after him, but sure, Lille do not want to sell a player who have not play a single game for Lille!

    So Thauvin turned up against his agent, cause he consider signing so early with Lille was a major mistake.

  • 160 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    A very important point Lads (anyway in my opinion). Did you seen this article on the official website of the club about funy monday?

    It seem Pard and the staff learned from the past.

    I’m still not confident, but it’s a good start.

  • 161 John Tudor // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    yes joe wants his finger in the pie

  • 162 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    niafron…I’ll try to catch it (it is a must πŸ˜‰ )

  • 163 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    IITian…I love it when you spell my surname πŸ˜€ lol

  • 164 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Marv vs Scholes? Hahaha

  • 165 roe997 // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    This blog has turned to madness.

  • 166 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    @Niafon the lb looks quality.

  • 167 roe997 // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Its like the durham gala on here.pure madness

  • 168 mattnufc // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    No one is saying Marveaux compares to Scholes, only Kets, who the sun seems to have affected even more than usual.

  • 169 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM


    Any chance that we could be in for Thauvin this summer?

  • 170 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Oh it came from Kets? Disappointing revelation

  • 171 toon kk // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Lets be honest were just an average team with an owner tying to run us on a shoestring. Yep we have a few good starting line up players but take them out and we are ?????? Until MA shows serious ambition nothing going to change soon.

  • 172 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Kets also predicts ManU will finish no better than 11th this season…

    Unless they sign Marveaux of course πŸ™‚

  • 173 niafron // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM


    Not a single one.


    Digne is considered the revelation of last season. PSG and Monaco are after him.

  • 174 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Siem De Jong: ”In the winter. Volatile clubs were interested. Not what I want.”

    β€œWhat a nice club for me? Just below the summit in Germany or England. That’s what I want to focus on. Big clubs, who may just not play for the title, but often participate in the Champions League. ”

  • 175 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Toonkk take out any teams good starting players and what are they?

    What’s your point?

  • 176 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Met Rob Lee a few years back when we playing west ham away (pardew was there manager and the west ham crowd were giving roeder dogs abuse over his cancer)
    He was as classy in person as he was on the pitch! Stood chatting with the fans for ages
    Hands down he was better than Marv!!!!

  • 177 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Marvs better than messi what u on son?

  • 178 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Tds – everyone is entitled to their opinions but some of Kets oponions are totally ridiculous.

    Rob Lee was a top class proven Prem player and England international who was part of a team that finished second, played in the Champs Lge and FA Cup finals.

    Marveaux has started about 20 games.

    Absolutely no contest.

  • 179 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    That we french keeper is the ticket.

  • 180 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM


  • 181 Ginger // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:40 PM


    A lot of our targets have said that in the past to be honest, Siem could still be a possibility.

  • 182 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    I think someone’s spiked my crack pipe I don’t normally trip this badly πŸ˜‰

    Marv has barely had a run in the team after being here for 2 seasons
    Rob lee is a toon and England legend
    Nuff said!

  • 183 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I miss the chat about Simmo as the scapegoat this Lee/Marveux chat is shite ! haha

  • 184 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Tds – Kets has spiked his crack by the sound of it.

  • 185 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Haha I hate it when that happens to me

  • 186 toon kk // Jul 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    We’re a big premier league club and and a owner that should be running us like one. A small amount of first team players just isn’t enough.
    Maybe I’m just disappointed with last season.

  • 187 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    It will teach me to buy drugs off of JFK!

    Simmo was shite and he cost us a place in the CL πŸ˜‰

  • 188 toonking // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    change of subject
    for once the FA do a few decent decisions instead of stupid ones
    first they put the FA cup final back to when it should be played.
    and now the have for once not needed a big club (by big I mean CL or great history) to convince them of a reason for a new law

  • 189 WWYCD // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Tbf he’s probably got the best drugs around judging by what they make him believe

  • 190 Bearsize // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Graham carr + bad mood = cahoots with hooters

  • 191 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Well he did invent drugs do he really should have the best
    He invented them after after he cycled his bike to the moon

  • 192 Moe // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    so ..
    Norwich sign Fer

    JFK still on vacation

  • 193 Bearsize // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Jfk inspired Pablo Escobar to start drug running. FACT

  • 194 nufc_eire // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    What about these guys as a savage window

    Jese Rodriguez + Alvaro Morata (€20m) = Β£17m
    Bent = Β£5m
    Alderweireld = Β£7m
    Hoilett = Β£5m
    Sinclair = Β£5m
    Gourcuff = loan with option to buy (Β£7m)
    Young english RB = Β£4m

    Total – Β£50m!!

    GK – Krul, Elliot,
    RB – Debuchy, Young English RB
    LB – Santon, Haidara
    CB – MYM, Alderweireld, Coloccini, Saylor
    CM – Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye, Marveaux, Gourcuff
    RW – Ben Arfa, Hoilett
    LW – Rodriguez, Sinclair
    CF – Cisse, Bent, Morata, Gouffran

    This will never happen. But you could do it cheaply if you take the two Real Madrid lads on loan along with Gourcuff and sell Tiote (and all the other dead wood) for total Β£15m. Bigi can easily step up for Tiote. Then our net spend this window is Β£10m. The fee for gourcuff would be around Β£7m next window and we can work on replacing/signing the two Real Madrid lads next summer

    Easy, right?

  • 195 bills-son // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Nufc-eire, Bigi can easily step up for Tiote?

    I can’t think of any first team regular DM in his teens – Bigi looks a decent prospect but no way imo is he ready for that level of game or responsibility. He couldn’t even get a game in the England under 19’s regularly.

  • 196 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Paolo Di Canio wants Β£4million defender Bastian Oczipka to join his foreign revolution at Sunderland.

    I hope this doesn’t go through.

  • 197 nufc_eire // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:35 PM


    I wouldnt have Tiote as a first team regular though. I’d have him as back up for Sissoko. So it would be

    1st team

    2nd team
    Tiote (Bigi)—-Anita–

    I should have said that I only meant for Tiote/Bigi to be squad members. As a back up DM Bigi is definitely good enough

  • 198 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    That kid, areola is fcuking lethal w player.

  • 199 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Mehdi Benatia has officially signed with Roma. Solid CB pair if they can hold on to Marquinhos.

  • 200 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    He the next lloris, sign him up right now,

  • 201 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Marquinhos to PSG is apparantly a done deal

  • 202 manxpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    bit harsh like

    jonas gutierrez ?@elgalgojonas 12m
    Sorry to newcastle fans but thatis a band of music from argentina,put in Youtube salta la Banca, and you r going to know what Italking about
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More
    Sam Stevenson ?@Samzoolander14 9m
    @elgalgojonas type in on a transfer request ‘ I want to leave Newcastle’ then we’ll all be happy

  • 203 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Too bad for Roma.

  • 204 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    It just keep going:

  • 205 toon22 // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    If we are going to get 2 strikers in i think it needs to be Remy or Bent.
    The second striker needs to be someone like Matej Vydra its what other clubs do.

    SO what do people think whos better ?

    I will put my money on Bent as he isbt up for rape.

  • 206 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Arsenal want krul for 6m they must b tekking the p*$$!

  • 207 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Β£6m?? They must be joking!! What Bastards. He is at least worth Β£20m +

  • 208 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    They’ll need to add at least another 10m

  • 209 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Don’t think so parsnip, I give you about 6 games to save your job.

  • 210 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I had to get on and call that guy a cock sucker, Not alot of people like jonas but you don’t go and say it to his face like, I can tell you now he gives 100% to the team and a fan acting like that towards a player can really mess with his head and confidence.

  • 211 jeff // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    LOLOLOLOL good logic toonarmydownsouth hahahahhaa

    ‘talked to the fans after the game so hands down better than marveaux’

    classic. this blog is clueless. marveaux is 10x the player rob lee ever was. rob lee would be too slow and cumbersome to ever be successful in todays premier league

  • 212 colwell // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 1m
    Papiss Cisse told to train on his own after dispute about wearing a Wonga shirt #NUFC

  • 213 colwell // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    So we need what 3 strikers now?????

  • 214 jeff // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    cisse bent swap.

  • 215 scout // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Marveaux better than Rob Lee lol, he’s not even better than Jason lee

  • 216 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Cowell u beat me to that lol πŸ˜‰

  • 217 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    @Jeff you trying to be funny? He cost us 10 million, bent is worth half that. And why sell to a team in our league, ship him back to germany if were gona sell.

  • 218 kevymartins // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 43s
    #nufc trying to resolve situation surrounding Papiss Cisse in time for training this week

  • 219 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Sorry colwell stupid ipad

  • 220 colwell // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM


    ha no problem mate

  • 221 lesh // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Indian Magpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    What is Grammatically Correct – A Unique or An Unique

    Indian. Firstly, a is the correct pronoun to precede unique and furthermore, unique’s a adjective which must have a subject. You must have a unique something (eg player).

    Hope that makes sense.

  • 222 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    I think we should go for remy and hooper, some people might disagree but I think hooper is worth a go for about 5-6m.

  • 223 colwell // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    It gets better for us fans, our only real striker is training on his own makes sense I guess.

    As for Bent his goal record is good but its obvious the guys a tw@t. For someone who scored so often to not get a look in with both Villa and the Scum at the end proves that something isn’t right. I though we were done with over paid players on a final payday??

  • 224 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Just thought of this but what if Cisse decides he is on the move on Monday?!? The blog would go into meltdown we have no idea what is going on at the Toon it could get a lot worse when big Joe comes back from his holidays before it gets better Cabaye could still leave as well….

    We cant even get one striker in never mind 2 top class in one window so if Cisse goes who the hell would replace him?

    Also Hooper is worth a punt for 5 million scores all types of goals and has Champions League experience would be a better shout than Bent ! could also possibly give them Dummett or Newton to sweeten the deal

  • 225 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Leroy Fer signs for Norwich.

    The reason why we are losing on all our targets is because JFK is still on holiday enjoying himself. Yawns..

  • 226 manxpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    load of bollocks i reckon wit the cisse thing its not a football thing its a business thing and he has every right to not want to wear it and i think it will blow up in ryders face for reportin it
    and as for the mirror they’ve been trying to stir the shit for ages
    i’d imagine the club will release a statement to rubbish this tbh

  • 227 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    NUFCfans ?@nufcfans
    Plenty of respect for @lee_ryder and his sources, but I spoke to Cisse’s agent 2 days ago he said there was no problem whatsoever

  • 228 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM


    I agree the mirror are just stirring I think the club and cisse have agreed this till they sort situation out.

  • 229 Big Pappa CissΓ© // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Hmmm, Funny how I saw Ben Arfa & Sissoko training on NUFC’s official site with Wonga on their training tops yet are both of Muslim faith.

    Ryder is at it again folks πŸ™‚ .

  • 230 Goodfella // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Ryder talks shite

  • 231 potski // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM


    You do know that if Krul is actually worth your estimates of Β£16-20m then that would make the third highest transfer fee ever paid for a keeper? Prices of keepers are significantly less than those for outfield players.

    Good keeper, but not world class IMO. He needs to improve his distribution for starters.

  • 232 roe997 // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Potski he is dutch num 1 ya he is world class!!

  • 233 manxpie // Jul 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    and infact this kind of thing is actually creating more publicity for them good or bad its still publicity

    goodfella do ya know hoopers goals to game ratio?
    i seem to remember him getting touted as sheareresque lol

  • 234 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Aw come-on !

    Any signing would be a good signing just at this moment in time !

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