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Newcastle Defender Staying Put – Gosling Deal Held Up

10:39 am, Monday, July 15th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 415 Comments

There was a report in the Daily Mirror over a week ago that Newcastle were willing to give Steven Taylor and £6M to get QPR’s Loic Remy.

steven taylor anzhi

Steven Taylor – going nowhere this summer

Now we wouldn’t put it past Harry Redknapp to ask for that deal, but there’s just no way Newcastle would let one of their two starting center-backs leave Newcastle so we get Remy into the club.

And there is news today in the local papers that Alan Pardew has no intention of letting Steven Taylor leave the club, and remember that late last season Alan was pushing for Taylor to be included ion the England squad.

And Steven made the squad but didn’t pick up his first full cap for England in the March World Cup qualifying games for Group H at San Marino (won 8-0) and Montenegro (drew 1-1).

And Newcastle need to keep some local home-grown players at the club, and that’s especially true since we seem to be losing a number of our English players this summer.

Danny Simpson has left for QPR, James Perch has signed on at Wigan and Steve Harper is having a medical at Hull City today,

dan gosling atromitos

Dan Gosling – Newcastle holding out for bigger fee

And it looks likely that 23 year-old Dan Gosling will sign on at Crystal Palace, but Newcastle are said to be holding out for a bigger fee from the newly promoted London club.

Newcastle agreed a £8M fee for Remy in January, so we’re not sure why there’s a delay in putting in a bid for the French International striker, since Alan Pardew has told the world that we are after both Remy and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

The saga to bring in a new striker this summer could continue for a while yet, but there’s no way we are going to lose one of our best defenders this summer.

What do you think?

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Tags: Dan Gosling · Danny Simpson · James Perch · Newcastle News · Steven Taylor · World Cup 2014

415 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWYCD // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Ed the delay in Remy could be what every other clubs reason for not bidding for him legal problems on his end

  • 2 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    the toon loves a good ole criminal, think weve had the most bad boys at our club than anyother club has had in the world
    see as there is no decent news, lets name them

    duncan ferguson
    joey barton
    lee bowyer
    kieron dyer
    paul gascoigne

  • 3 Slank // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    I agree that the delay by us and others in bidding for Remy may have something to do with the uncertainty surrounding his legal status.

    However, I see no reason why we couldn’t put in an offer but subject to him not being convicted.

  • 4 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    oh i forgot the grapist nile ranger

  • 5 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM


  • 6 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM


  • 7 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Potski – I do agree. I’ve met him a few times and he is NUFC through and through! And true gent.

    But unfortunately sub par for our needs this season. He won’t be shifted out, but don’t think we will see as much of him.

    Marvs is looking amazing in training!!

  • 8 WWYCD // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Public image would suffer regardless…though tbf that never normally causes pause for thought at NUFC

  • 9 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM


  • 10 Slank // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM


    Were any of those you have listed awaiting a legal judgement (like Remy) before we bought them or did they commit crimes whilst employed by Newcastle (Barton) or had they served their time like Duncan Ferguson? Big difference.

  • 11 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    torq i thought you said you were abroad or is it your itk mans opinion

  • 12 WWYCD // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Is that cos no ones tackled him yet? He’s not keen if someone ruffles his hair

  • 13 richyg01 // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM


    The NUFC board can screw our image quite easily, not sure they would think twice about a player who would do it too.

  • 14 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Tudor – We both know where I work.

    Whilst I know that makes me “less of a fan”, my family and friends are all Newcastle based.

    I wish I had a club based itk. Although danno is just that person.

    Always look forward to his posts.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Torq…I must say I don’t agree with your assessment!

    …all I think we need in terms of width is a forward (maybe two depeding on what kind of football Pardew wants to play) and a backup RB.

    In terms of quality we to upgrade a bunch of players and send a handful outon loan.

  • 16 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    but how can you say marv looks amazin if you are not here

  • 17 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Yo – You could be right! We have some VERY original hairstyles at our beloved club! 🙂

  • 18 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    These Swap deals + cash? They are always in the press, but can anybody actually remember instances when it actually happens?
    The only one that sticks in my memory is when ManU signed Andy Cole, and we got Keith Gillespie as part of the deal, and that was a long time ago.
    Anybody remember another example?
    Does it really happen in football today?

  • 19 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    surely you should have said i’ve heard that marv is lookin amazing

  • 20 Yorkgeordie // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    If Kinnear is off to Portugal with the team on Wednesday, that means he won’t be around to do any transfer business.

  • 21 wynsleap // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Give them Willo instead.

  • 22 Neil // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM


  • 23 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Spidey sense tells me…!

  • 24 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    wright and bright

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Tudor…maybe Torq is back home right now? or on vacation in the Newcastle area!

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    …or his spidey sense tells him 😉

  • 27 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    well i saw williamson train and he was a colossus

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Ryan Taylor!

  • 29 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM


    true the circumstances are a little bit different, but I just said newcastle like a bad boy.

    as it stands he is innocent, my legal understanding would be that if they had sufficient evidence against him he would have been arrested, charged and bailed. None of those things have happened. he is awaiting confirmation that the ‘case’ will go no further. rape is such a hard thing to prove with no evidence as its one persons word against another.

    personally I would sign him on the condition he is not convicted.

    we (newcastle) cant complain, top class striker, possibly world class this time next year for only 6ish million and hes young and french.

    what more could we ask for

  • 30 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    he turned like the bronze man in the golden fleece

  • 31 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Jesp – You think we have enough creativity in our midfield?!

    I certainly don’t. Marv and hba change a game on their own. Cabaye dips in and Out games.

    I stated we need 2 forwards, (1 striker and somebody to create in our midfield. Plus a 3rd choice CB. You say 2 forwards and a RB.

    So we arent too far apart, sir!

  • 32 toonaids // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    were tiote and woodgate bad boys?

    i nknow about this tiote thing but thats hardly something a bad boy would do.

    and what did woodgate do apart from that criminal debut for real madrid haha

  • 33 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    @28. TDS. Oooooh, you’re right. Raylor was part of the Insominia deal wasn’t he? I stand corrected! 😉

  • 34 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Jesp – Problem is mate. Former colleagues of mine work at the club. And they told me how great he looks.

    But had I come out and said that right away, it opens up into a so called ITK attack. When in fairness, they work in the medical field and purely tell me how sharp he is looking,

    Lose – lose situation.

    But all that aside, if we get him at his peak, and keep him fit, he can rival hba at Times!

  • 35 Spreadthetoon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Siem de Yong
    Jermaine Lens
    …..+ a RB…then job done! Need creativity……then we have a squad ready for the next 5 seasons +

  • 36 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    * Tudor disclosure

    “Marv is looking amazing in training!!”

    …according to my ‘sources’!! 🙂

    Sorry John! Should’ve made myself clearer.

  • 37 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM


    How does that work? We pay hard cash up front normally. 6 months time (at least if it goes to a trial in the Crown Court) he gets convicted and sent down for 4 years, “Arry, can we have our money back?”

    “No, my dogs looking after it in an offshore account. It’s all legal and above board, honest, guv.”

    Forget Remy – no-one is going to pay millions for someone who could end-up in the slammer for years.

  • 38 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    not a problem to me

  • 39 Neil // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Toonaids – Woody was convicted for affray. Naughty boy!!

  • 40 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Tudor – That’s good. Just wanted to avoid any confusion.

  • 41 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Torq @31
    My take also, SDR, LR, TA

  • 42 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    according to my sources, daddies and hammond we will bid for s fletcher next week

  • 43 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    SDJ EVEN !! @41

  • 44 faustino10 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Any news on Obertan leaving? Surely we are going to see this waste of space while we can still get something for him? The most frustrating player in the squad by a mile. Bags of potential just completely unsuited to the Prem. Similar to Luque. He could still be of value to a team in France I would imagine. You would expect some news of some sort today now that Kinnear is back. This is the slowest window ever!

  • 45 lesh // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM


    If Kinnear does go to Portugal, you never know he might just come back with Ronaldo all signed up.

    Just a thought

  • 46 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    ….or maybe Ronald MacDonald…

    a cross between Ronaldo and Supermac…. 🙂

  • 47 lesh // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    LooneyToon41…. Part exchanges?

    Didn’t we get an old typewriter and a paella pan when Xisco left us”

  • 48 markmac // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Carl Cort wasnt an angel iirc

  • 49 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Morning Guys

    Torq – I dont know why you even bother replying to some people on here. If i was you i would just communicate to the people who appreciate your bits of information and ignore the rest completely.

    I usually get the impression you withhold a lot of info back because you dont want to have to listen to abuse. If this is the case please share as there are many on here who do appreciate you.

  • 50 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    @ lesh

    haha … I thought it was a sombrero and a plastic souveneir donkey

  • 51 roe997 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Jermain lens has just sugned for kiev i think.

  • 52 Slank // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    toonaids @ 29

    Yes I agree with you. I would buy him. There is a history of footballers being easily ‘conned’ by unscrupulous women who appear to be after fame (or is that notoriety?) and/or money.

  • 53 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Too aids

    Wrong, he was arrested and bailed by the Met:

    He is waiting for Crown Prosecution Service to decide if there is sufficient evidence for a court case. Given the very high profile such a case would have in the media, that decision will be made at a very senior level, so doubtful that it will be resolved very soon.

    He has been bailed to go back to the police in September, so AFTER THE WINDOW CLOSES.

    Woodie was a bad boy, involved in an attack on a student in Boro IIRC on a night out with other Leeds players. Bowyer was charged with a racially motivated assault, but the jury found him not guilty. Woodie had the good grace to put his hands up to being involved and taking his punishment.

  • 54 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Tekkers – Morning mate.

    It self preservation mate. I know it feels like I’m holding back etc, but I’m not doing it for any reason other than to avoid the grief and abuse.

  • 55 Spreadthetoon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    typical Newcastle transfer window. Slow, pedestrian and always a million miles off the mark. The club told us they had learnt their lessons from last summer! And yet we appear to be making the very same mistakes all over again. De Ja Vu…………………..

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Torq…you know you don’t have to convince me mate I am all ears 😀

    …how is everything on your front? Last night some of us mentioned Benzia. Is he any good as a second forward signing?

  • 57 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Your right though it very rarely happens can’t think of to many deals, certainly recently that take place with player + cash

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Torq…I missed one of your questions there.

    As for creativity I am okay when you look at our possible 11 pick.

    I did say alot of our fringe players need upgrading and I would love for us to ship Obertan out and someone alot more creative in.

    But if you look at our best team possible with the addition of a forward who can play wide I think we have enough creativity.

    Pardew just new to find a way to fit in both Marv and Benny I think and bench Tiote and Jonas.

  • 59 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Jesp – Everything is great my end, sir. Still plodding along as you do. 🙂

    Benzia – Very bright prospect. 18-19yrs old. Scores at international youth level and is a future international imo. Would cost probably around €3mil as highly regarded over here.

  • 60 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM


    Spill the beans…..

    Remy or De Jong we in talks or what….. put me out of my misery! Its all I want! lol

  • 61 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Jesp – Being able to field BOTH of those players would be incredible!

  • 62 jimmysmith // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    We’ve got bugger all chance of strengthening our bench unless we take a punt on young players like Haidarra. No decent established player is gonna come to Newcastle to sit on the bench, and that includes Darren Bent.

    If we’re in for anyone at all, it’ll be for players who’ll expect to start or young unproven talent. Not the easiest job in the world securing players who fit the bill effectively either, as we’ve seen proven on countless occasions over the years.

  • 63 wolfshead@toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    taylor wont go hes pards fave brown noser

  • 64 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Pawl – What do I know, mate! 😉

  • 65 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Reckon even obertan’s mum wants him shipped out because he’s not good enough!!!
    Think it could be said of a few of our fringe players that they haven’t been given a real chance, but for me that doesn’t apply to obertan he’s had numerous chances and rarely impressed can only really think of one Europa game (Brugge?) when he played LW and looked a bit better

  • 66 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM


    Evidence of this “history”?

    You might be willing to buy him, but if you had £8 million to spend then I think your lawyers would be telling you it is a stupid gamble. It’s not just that he might be locked up, but the club will on the front page of every paper in the world if it goes to trial. I remember the Woodgate/Bowyer case, everyday it was the top news story. IMO one of the main reasons for Leeds fall from one of the top clubs in PL.

  • 67 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Torq –

    Just give me a hint, just a smidgen! lol

    You know we have bid for them or talked to them or as stated if nothing put me out of my misery and say we arent in for them at all…..

    I can live with it rather than living in blind hope haha!

  • 68 Spreadthetoon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    would be happy with 3 signings but cannot see it. such a shame 🙁

  • 69 Slank // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    potski @ 52

    Under normal employment circumstances if an employee commits a crime, especially as bad as rape, his employer can and usually does cancel their employment contract.

    If he is convicted and hasn’t been sold and still therefore contracted to QPR will they cancel his contract, thereby saving themselves tens of thousands of pounds in wages a week?

    Or will they continue to pay him on the hope that they can sell him when he comes out of the clink. For a short sentence it would be worth it but for a long stretch his value would diminish and therefore not worth keeping him on their books.

  • 70 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Pawl – We are in discussions with the representatives of both those players.

    How far advanced, or how well those talks are progressing are anybody’s guess! 🙂

    Relax, my friend! It’s only Monday! Ha

  • 71 Rotonda heights // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    With Colo and m’Biwa no way should Saylor be a starter.

    Yes he got a call up but that’s after 8 others had dropped out.

    Would be so angry if this scuppered getting the desperately needed fast goal scorer who can play left of a front 3 or another striker in that mould.

    Saylor is just the Geordie Bramble and just not a very good footballer no matter how much he thinks he is.

  • 72 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM


    A dose of my own medicine lol

    NORMALLY, I am the one saying relax, but its getting frustrating reading on here I feel I am being Jedi mind tricked….

    “I will not panic, RELAX”

    “You will panic”

    “I will panic”

    ….. God help me! Cheers for the update, atleast we are talking to someone I suppose! BONUS! lol

  • 73 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    And BTW it is to the club’s eternal shame that they subsequently bought Bowyer, and the worse, Sounness made Dyer apologise to the media for being attacked on the pitch by his so-called teammate.

    You think they would have learned from that, but Shepherd then bought Joey Barton.

  • 74 Rotonda heights // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Until we get a manager who won’t keep playing his favourites no matter what how are we ever going to move forward?

  • 75 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Torq – I understand your feelings i just feel it shouldnt effect the rest of us who enjoy hearing bits of info you receive. No matter who you are or what you do there will always be people who criticize you should juts ignore and not give them any of your time.

  • 76 Belfast // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Simple solution to the Remy deal.
    Sign him on loan with a fixed fee for permanent deal next summer. Then if he goes to jail, we could send him back to Qpr lol

  • 77 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Paw1250 @ 66
    Ha Ha well done Paw1250. You got it out of him,a nice bit of pleading there bonny lad.LOL I wanted to ask Torq the same thing but he’s getting bombarded the Qs so didn’t bother.

  • 78 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Even i’m feeling a bit panicky, after seeing Swansea, Norwich, Sunderland doing ‘decent’ early business this window, plus all the rumours about players leaving NUFC. Unfortunately, there’s not much i can do about it…… and i’m really not excited about Bent. I have a feeling we are not facing too much competition trying to get that one over the line… :-/

  • 79 colwell // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM


    It was MA who bought Joey Barton, and he doesn’t learn from any mistakes.

  • 80 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    why are people getting so stressed out over football?

    even if the worst was to happen and we went down we would still have games to watch even if its lesser opposition.

  • 81 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Belfast @ 75

    ….if you’re gonna’ bring sensible ideas to the blog then where will it all end…? 🙂

  • 82 jimmysmith // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    signing him on loan, won’t help us if he is sent down, until the next transfer window anyway, in which case we’d have to endure this same unbearable purgatory all over again.

  • 83 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM


    Remy has four years left on his contract. If he goes down, and he course he is innocent until proven guilty, so it is a big IF, then he’s unlikely to get out in that time. But if he did, then what physical and mental state would he be in? Up to playing games at the highest level, no way.

    As I said, he has not been convicted, nor even officially charged of rape. But why would a club take that risk?

    The only way to avoid the financial risk is to take him on loan, with an agreement to buy later, if all charges are dropped.

  • 84 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Well guys the bottom line we should be thanking Torq for his contribution and snippets of info.

    We must remember nothing in football is 100% until the signing is unveiled so the harsh treatment for both Remy and JK appointment is nothing to do with Torq.

    He simply states what he has heard in what seems to be a reliable field. It is up to us how we choose to process and use that information.

    Just because we are in talks with Remy and De Jong it does not mean we will sign them, it is simply talking nothing more.

    Those who twist it into something other than that, then blame Torq for kindly sharing information are the reason he is reluctant to let us know what he does these days.

    And that is unfortunate because its the minority that spoils it for the rest of us!

  • 85 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM


    we wont be facing much competition but i dare bet we will still drag that deal out

  • 86 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    @75 Belfast. Good idea. Trouble is Wages. I can’t see NUFC paying the wages QPR are paying Remy, and we know that’s exactly the reason why he changed his mind at the last minute to sign for QPR……. it’s could be a big stumbling block.

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    tads…really was a bad buy no doubt about that.

    …maybe Pardew should just accept that and move him on. For me there are alot of other players who have had time enough to impress:

    – Willo, Gos, Ameobi, Tav and young Ameobi and Fergy.

    Some need to go and others would benifit from a loan deal.

    Does anybody know what’s the situation regarding both Abeid and Alfi?

  • 88 Slank // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Potski @ 65

    Nile Ranger, Jody Morris, Ched Evans, Clayton McDonald, Simon Lenighan, Nathan Campbel, Titus Bramble, Ashley Chorley, Denis De Sousa, Luke Farrugia, Courtney Amos, Jahson Downes, Jahvon Edwards, Keith Gillespie, Paul Dickov, and Frank Sinclair.

    All accused some jailed.

  • 89 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Doe’s Remy have any travelling restrictions concerning his bail conditions or doe’s that only apply to going abroad.Any body know ?

  • 90 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    @83. Pawl. Well said. Keep it up Torq!
    @84. TS. Yep, no doubt, probably because we don’t like paying ‘On holiday summer wages for players who aren’t actually working’… so last minute. com deal again!! 😉

  • 91 kt97toonarmy // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I was reading the gossip and we are the only club that need a green light to go after players. I mean honestly a green light what are we a frickin traffic light its ridiculus cant we just sign a player already we are the only club that havent

  • 92 Belfast // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I only usually have these “sensible” ideas once in a blue moon, so you’re safe for the time being. lol

  • 93 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I still think if the only deals we do this summer are a good 20 goal a season striker and a good left sided player we will be a decent team.

    Obviously a few more in for depth but we are covered to a good enough level.

  • 94 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    The only way we could incorporate Marveaux and Ben Arfa in the same team, using our current team is 4-3-3.

    ——————— Krul ———————-
    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Coloccini – Santon
    —— Cabaye — Tiote — Sissoko ———
    Ben Arfa ——- Cisse ——— Marveuax

    That would be a pretty hard working, creative team!

    I any signing would have to be amazing to be in it.

    I mean I want Remy/De Jong but where do they fit? If Marv is on form, he is every bit as creative and dangerous as Ben Arfa so its arguable to say why should Remy slot in.

    De Jong is more central attacking, and could arguably provide a better threat for the style we have than Cisse does.

    But seriously loving the look of that team!

    Still missing likes of Anita, STaylor, Gouffran who are all decent back ups if nothing else.

  • 95 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    keep up with the insidious little mind games to enthrall the gullible sheep that blindly follow the road to no-where, if they are to be any signings i doubt they will of any substance to satisfy the average supporter at the ground

  • 96 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM


    i like that team, id take anita over tiote i think off last season form.

    i’d not want marv out wide or on the pitch…5 mins out of 90 where he does something isnt enough.

    i’d prefer a different striker to cisse too…or at least and equal to push him.

  • 97 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Pawl – a really nice post.

    I don’t require any thanks, or anything really. Just to stop being the brunt of abuse on this place would be enough for me.

  • 98 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Paw1250 @83

  • 99 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    oops was aimed at the management

  • 100 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM


    Barton signed for Newcastle on 14 June 2007, and this followed protracted arguments about a £300,000 pay off he claimed to be entitled to from City, because he didn’t submit a written transfer request. So negotiations following NUFC triggering his contract clause started weeks before, immediately following the end of the season and appointment of Allerdyce by Shepherd.

    While the contract details were being sorted out (resulting in NUFC effectively paying Barton’s bonus) this was going on:

    “In 2007, businessman Mike Ashley purchased the combined stakes of both Douglas and John Hall, 41% share in the club, through a holding company St James Holdings, with a view to buy the rest.[69] Upon purchasing this share he appointed Chris Mort as chairman, while gaining more shares, owning 93.19% of the club by 29 June 2007.[70] This figure reached 95% on 11 July 2007, forcing the remaining shareholders to sell their shares”

  • 101 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Not a bad line up there. But where’s the pace and you need subs to change games so Remy would be great to have.

  • 102 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Nut meg
    Remy would be on 47/3 bail which wouldn’t have any restrictions on travel or movement.
    If he was charged then he could have conditions set by police and later the courts after appearing.
    These things can take a long time to resolve and it will be for the CPS to make the charging decisions

  • 103 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM


    People get far to worked up over ITK….who cares if they are honest or liars..people should just take everything with a pinch of salt. Its a football blog, hardly anything to get worried about really, not sure why people get themselves so annoyed.

    I bet even Ashley was sure the Remy deal was done until QPR stepped in…nothing is ever final in football until contracts are signed.

  • 104 bzak12 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    I think you may have missed our very own Andy Carroll off your naughty boys list.

  • 105 Graeme // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Just spotted this – The Odds on being next to pick up the “Ashes” –

    England 6/4
    Aussies 3/1
    Winnie Mandella 1/3
    Sheryl Gasgoine 4/5

  • 106 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I would have SDJ on the right,HBA left . Anita would be in for Tiote.The ball would be moved quicker, the movement better& the team would have more guille & be more fluent with SDJ in there.

  • 107 colwell // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM


    MA had bought the 41.6% of the club on May 23rd and by the 7th June Shepard agreed to sell him his 28%. I’m pretty certain any player being brought in at this time would of been put passed MA.

  • 108 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    You guys do know that Siem de Jong doesn’t play for us right?

  • 109 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    So now Gameiro is heading to Sevilla. No f****g wonder Pardew, Kinnear and big fat Mike get constant criticism. How much of our “supposed targets” have we actually NOT GOT!!?? Pussy footing with Bent and Remy that we’ve forgot about every other decent fucking striker in football. PULL YOUR FINGER OUT OF BIG FAT HOLE MIKE!

  • 110 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    who does play for us judging by last year very few

  • 111 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    they play for money and when it suits them

  • 112 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    You need to get over yourself, you love the attention your itk status brings you and I rarely miss a post and haven’t seen you recieve anywhere near the abuse some other posters have received.

  • 113 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Jesper, Paw1250
    He was saying he wants SDJ but was asking where would he fit in.

  • 114 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    One of our downfalls last Season apart from Pardews tactics was our squad was unfit. We were unable to sustain 90 minutes of football, after 30 mins were under the pressure. Fateague set in. That needs to be sorted pre season or we’ll struggle again.

  • 115 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Good afternoon people.

    Been reading without posting for almost a week, due to boring repetitive subject matter. During this time i have noticed that one person seems to be allowed to abuse, insult and be generally mean to people on here, then pass it off as “his opinion”. Furthermore it seems to be prohibited to defend oneself against this due to this persons past ill health. I find this unacceptabale behaviour, i have to say.

  • 116 Bearsize // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Why dont the toon sit down their targets and say if you buy this house in north east its this much… And if you buy the same house in london its this much…. Dont these footballers know its a lower cost of living here? If they did we would win the league 😉

  • 117 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    i suggest we should raise a petition to have him removed

  • 118 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM


    Do you think anyone deserves ANY abuse at all? The amount of abuse does not make it any more appropriate. Especially if the targets are only voicing things they jave heard or think.

  • 119 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    i recall receiving abuse from you markaccus last year

  • 120 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Toon kk
    Was a lack of options up front and no real service from the wings.
    It is clear for everyone to see we need two more good strikers as Shola might have a few decent games a season as an impact player
    Campbell isn’t ready and pardew plays Gouffran on the wing.
    NUFC always look to lower any fees which is okay but not all of the time as we need players in before the pre season friendlies
    Need to slash some of that cash on 4/5 good players

  • 121 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM


    “Mort worked for Mike Ashley on his takeover of Newcastle United, and took over as chairman of the club on 24 July 2007, representing Ashley.”

    Barton was a Shepherd/Allerdyce signing. The facts prove that they initiated the deal, and the club was committed to it by the time Ashley was in full control. If he had any opportunity to veto it before pen was put to paper on the contract, then I have no doubt Allerdyce assured him that Joey would be a good boy and not cause any trouble for NUFC.

    Did he put his neck on the line to get Barton? He probably did, and once Barton was arrested for assault, Allerdyce’s days were numbered. The results on the pitch, were the excuse Ashley/Mort needed to get rid of him.

  • 122 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    No John. I remember the incident. You seemed a bit negative so i asked if you were ok, and you went off on one as if i had slighted your family name and stolen some horses.

  • 123 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM


    If only mate, hopefully its a sales pitch just in that off chance lol

    Problem is when you get 100k a week you can afford pretty much what you wish and money is not a object to them, even in London.

    Still I am proud of my country, but not of my capital, its …… well putting mildly a sh!thole.

    Sorry for anyone living in or around London but everytime I hear someone berating the North East for its “trampy” locations I could have had a field day in and around London! Some places I would not even send my worst enemy!

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    I recall being on the recieving end of abuse from you which almost drove me from the blog and into despair.

  • 125 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    i think you need more recollection there was mention of my family but thats besides the by . i will defend what i say .i have no truck with you now nor torq

  • 126 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Yep just saying fitness was one of our problems, but like you say there were other issues.

  • 127 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    besides this blog is for both sides who agree to differ i will not not change my one liners of dour decent it is my prerogative.and i don’t want to change the lovers pessimists

  • 128 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM


    Yeah? Wow. Wonder what i could have said that would have that effect.

    I asked you a serious question about things just now. There is no need to make stuff up. Any time i send any abuse to anyone, i think you will find it is REACTIVE.

  • 129 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Anita is way better than Tiote. Tiote just picks up yellow cards.

  • 130 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    but you said no-one deserves abuse

  • 131 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Wow, the simple thing is let bygones be bygones….

    Its not hard. I can be called insulted then I would juts forget it and move on. I am not a child.

    I do not recall arguments with specific members because arguments are not things I wish to remember.

    Like I said, the majority of us are adults, or classed as adults (18+) and well if you are upset over a little name calling, or aggressive arguing then you never really stand a chance in life.

    You should visit the ALS forum, its constant insult after insult and I hear not one complain.

    This is generally a positive environment but when it gets nasty you just need to knuckle down and take it for what it is ….. A WORD or WORDS…. Made up by so many letters, hardly damaging if you ask me.

    If you take everything in life so seriously you wouldn’t last long!

  • 132 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM


    Yes it is for both sides. Totally agree. I just dont see the point if people disagree on a point, why start with personal insults? You get straight on to personal stuff then if anyone replies in kind you get on your high horse and claim you honour has been challenged. I have been watching it happen for nearly a week.

  • 133 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    John. No one deserves abuse, but when someone recieves abuse, why should they accept it and not defend themselves?

  • 134 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Maybe it wasn’t you after all ,as for your question, I do believe Pawl deserves abuse.

  • 135 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    ooh the blog police now, i’m sure if you read carefully i try not to direct the insult directly, merely announce it,if the offended party reads into it that it was directed at them, more fool they

  • 136 Joe Blog // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    You should all head to Aokigahara, you wastes of skin.

  • 137 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM


    I was sitting here trying to remember actually having an argument with you, and drew a blank 😀


    Yeah usually i would agree but sometimes people cross the line from “banter” to downright nasty!

  • 138 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Abuse me people, am open to it 😉

    Its only words, you cannot bully or upset me. I am thick skinned.

    Sticks and stones n’all. I am adult enough to not threaten anyone with “meet you at X place for a fight” lol

    Its all nandy pandy! People need to lighten up over something in the past.

    Insult me if you wish, I will join in and return the exact way I am being treated in the process….. the difference though after all the insults I will forget and move on…. some people on hear clearly cannot seem to let something small go, as though it dictates their life.

    Life goes on, the past is the past, I live in the now, and look forward to the future.

  • 139 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    who spat that

  • 140 potski // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    So abuse is OK if it is “reactive”?

    How old are you?

  • 141 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    markaccus you provide some abuse from today go on i dare you

  • 142 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Oooooo sound’s like people are arguing about arguing. We all have our own views.

  • 143 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    who called me big nose….? 🙂

  • 144 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    John, there you go. Thanks for proving my point. You have been disagreed with, so therefore i am blog police. I have not even disagreed with any football stuff, just simply the fact that if anyone does not follow your opinion to the letter, they are prone to jibes and digs from you.

  • 145 Ian Toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Whatever happened to this blog! If it isn’t being invaded by linguistic acrobats who show know passion for the toon, it’s by shrinking violets and big girl blouses.

    I know it’s pre season and we are not signing players to change our fortunes but we really good do with more of types likes Torq Toon so let’s not drive him off as well.

  • 146 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    to quote a quote its like water off a ducks ass

  • 147 Ian Toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Oops! It’s Could instead of good.

  • 148 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    it’s NOT ginger hair anyway….it’s strawberry blonde…..

  • 149 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    I blame all this ill temper solely on Mike Ashley and his shambolic decision making.

  • 150 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM


    I never said it was ok, but it IS natural to defend yourself. There have been some really horrible things said on this blog over the last season, completely unwarranted stuff that comes from the darkest corners of the human mind… all because one person thinks a player should be played in a slightly different position, and other things similar.

  • 151 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM


    Abuse is fine, anyone who says they have never called anyone a w@nker like I did in the last week well…..

    1. YOU ARE A LIAR!

    2. YOU ARE A LIAR!

    3. YOU ARE A LIAR!

    Anyone saying they have called no one abusive words needs to step of their own morale high horse as they have done the same thing in their own lives.

    EVERYONE abuses people in someway or other at somepoint in their lives.

    I argue aggressively and directly I do not intend to upset people but if people get upset then they need to man up abit before they go out into the real world.

    I think I have only directly called someone something on here once aswell……

    The person I argued with was getting told he argues quite often too according to other people…. can’t remember his name, and guess what do not care.

    Abuse me if you wish….. its all good!

  • 152 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    polishing his gonads with rusty wire wool is too good for ashley….

  • 153 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    I’m in the John Tudor camp.

  • 154 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    hey i think your out of order firstly if no-ones reads them great like i give a damn i’m not looking to provide answers nor wanting to be ITK personally i don’t give two hoots so i would appreciate it if you just ignore what i say

  • 155 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Yeah. See? Last time i complained about abuse on here i got called a big girls blouse and cissy et.c. My point is you would not talk to people like that in the pub in the same conversation, so why act that way here?

  • 156 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Yaaaawnnn, z?zzz zzzzz zzzzz

  • 157 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    This blog is a good thing in one way it gets fellow fans to share our opinions and thoughts, but people are never going to agree on everything. At the end of the day the club will do what they want.

  • 158 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM


    Isn’t he a country singer?? John-Tudor Camp?

  • 159 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    they must read the post to get upset as i say i retaliate when i’m provoked, just look tues/wed/ thurs low fell mag had a go i hold no animosity towards him but you today strait in i’m defending myself now

  • 160 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    i think thats mellon tramp

  • 161 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    ….as long as no-one calls me big nose again I’m happy…

  • 162 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    We could really do with Ashley dropping another howler/ Kinnear doing an interview/a new signing/Pardew contradicting himself! At least then we would be able to loosely hide the arguing with NUFC related stuff!

  • 163 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    are you now calling me gay

  • 164 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I don’t think so.

  • 165 DokToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    gmorning all, from my side of the pond…

    knowing that i am considered as a redheaded stepchild here, i submit the following:

    if we are going to talk abuse, lets talk about the type of abuse that nufc does to our livers… that is criminal… 🙂

  • 166 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Infact I would warrant an argument ……

    Abuse a person for

    Calling someone a w@nker for being arrogant and not even consider or acknowledge others opinions (I may not agree, but I acknowledge other peoples opinion and state I can understand them.)


    The several people wishing Joe Kinnear to die on his appointment!

    Which is worse? who should really be getting the abuse!?

    Love how contradicting this blog is.

  • 167 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    John Cougar Mellenkamp i think. Something like that.

  • 168 Darnik // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    You never fail to make me lol

  • 169 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    Well down you managed to point out a simple truth ….

    You know where the “Z” button is!

    Well done you!

  • 170 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    G.DAy all from sunny Oz

    What the hell have I walked into here.

    Thought this was a NUFC blog…

  • 171 BandB // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    I’ve quit my job at the helium factory.
    Nee body talks to me like THAT!

    Hold your fire.
    Things will liven up soon, one way or another.

  • 172 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    i never wished for kinnear period i just said he was a car wreck away from a train wreck

  • 173 Ian Toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    I hope we do have an interest in Tom Ince. He scored 18 goals and set up 15 assists in 47 appearances. He was recognised with five awards for his club and the Football League Player of the Year title.
    He would cost around £ 8 million but would appreciate in value and tick the Ashley requirement. Just what we need to create width, service and goals.

  • 174 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    people love to hate i personally hate to love

  • 175 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    ANYWAY this is a football blog, and I dont have an issue with your Markaccus but we were all talking NUFC related stuff (what else) until you mentioned the whole name calling incident…..

    Bottom line lets get back on topic…..

    Anita or Tiote …. what do you all think? I heard a few say Anita why? Its all opinion so step forward =)

  • 176 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    ian tom ince would be purrfec

  • 177 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    pawl, anita for me tiote is well tiote best best shot of him

  • 178 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM


    Wishing death on someone is in itself abusive, and down right offensive to anyone, so i agree these people should receive some kind of strong reprimand.

    If someone has a different opinion, and you will never agree with them, then agree to differ and move on. Acknowlege like you say. Sometimes as you also said some refuse to agree to differ and begin insulting people on the other side of it, and at this point i agree it is hard not to jump dpwn their throats. I had this with someone near the end of the season… i even kept asking this person to accept we would never agree but to stop with the personal insults. Eventually things settled enough but it just isn’t pleasant having to argue like that all the time.

  • 179 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM


    Hahaha. The old ones are the best 😀

  • 180 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    I love this blog, if its not racism, its terrorism, if its not terrorism its in fighting, but if its none of them then its arguing about arguing, its fantastic! So any news on Newcastle lads?

  • 181 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Disregarding the general standard of silliness by certain people on here, I guess this week could see some action behind the scenes, both incoming and outgoing.

    Any updates from Torq, Danno etc?

  • 182 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Ok. So has ANYBODY heard anything good about the toon recently?

  • 183 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    We should have a poll for which position people think we’ll finish next season. I reckon 9th

  • 184 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM


    Why do you feel Anita is better though?

    I loved Tiote a few seasons ago, I feel since that goal against Arsenal he feels he is Iniesta or Messi trying to dribble past people etc.

    If he were to go back to basics he may well pick up his previous form. He needs to be the “out” similar to Alonso and Madrid, he needs to make himself available for a pass ALWAYS.

    He used to do that, now he is like a bull in a china shop.

    For me

    I am willing to give Tiote another go, but agree Anita to replace if he is the standard of last year. Really needs to get himself back to his ‘A’ game.

    Pass, move, pressure. No running up the pitch wasting possession with 30-40 yard attempts!!

  • 185 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I agree with John on Tiote. Cant see him ever being the player he was when we first signed him. Liability.

  • 186 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM


  • 187 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    i dont get why people get so wound up here.

    so what if somebody abuses you here…just don’t read or react to their post and they soon go away…just like those mackems than occasionally pop up.

  • 188 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    best let torq speak but he claims we are in talks which is blatantly obvious to a blind one legged parrot on crack

  • 189 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM


    Danno is M.I.A or atleast I have not seen him in over a week!

    Torq stated the clubs are in talks with Remy and Siem De Jong representatives, that means nothing much as its only talks but atleast its better than nothing 😉

  • 190 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    If we strengthen 6th
    If not, 13th

  • 191 marc // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    west brom have put a bid in for BA on loan
    chelsea are actually concidering it
    now if we are getting rid of cisse and BA is willing to wear the wonga logo WHY on earth havent we bid for him this club is a joke and i can see a real bad season ahead and after that our good players will defo leave

  • 192 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM


    My take on things is that Cabaye will go for a decent fee and the club will try to replace him with Siem De Jong and use some of the extra money to sign a winger like Wijnaldrum (Sp).

  • 193 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Sort of NUFC related, anyone agree/disagree with the top 20 NUFC pubs in Newcastle?

    Not sure on Shark Bar, never been. Don’t like Sam Jacks, Shearers, Fluid, Union Rooms, but would happily drink in the others!

  • 194 belgrade fan // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM


    I heard. Lot of people here who love NUFC very much said will never watch our games again if we don’t improve our squad. Just will come to see result

  • 195 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Stop insulting my Parrot. He is in re-hab for his crack habbit.

  • 196 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM


    the issue with tiote is that even if he behaves he has lost the benefit of the doubt of tackles….any 50/50 decision from the ref will go against him most of the time.

  • 197 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    mark would that be because of pardew or because he looks for scapegoats everytime he plays the ball it was sideways backwards or given away there was one game were it pinged about in a square like for 30 secs when a hoof would have sufficed

  • 198 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Belgrade fan.
    Dobra dan.

  • 199 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Are you lot mental? Swap tiote, the hard hitting bull that strikes fear into anyone with the ball for anita, the short, 4 stone, sopping wet playmaker? Anita is not a good replacement for tiote.

  • 200 belgrade fan // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM


    dobAR dan. just change last 2. but y r better and better every time we speak

  • 201 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Toon KK
    My bets are already on 1/ to finish in the top 10 @11/8
    2/ to finish in the top 8 @ 10/3

    that’s before we sign anybody !! money for old rope………..unless we sell all our best players & sign Mr Pastry & half the cast from hello hello as replacements lol

  • 202 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM


    Danno was on yesterday, his son is ill so he won’t be on much.

  • 203 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    we are mental and we are mad size and weight mean diddly they are different players collo could do a job there

  • 204 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM


    Would take that for cabaye. 2 players for one basically


    Im only an armchair fan, but even so, i will find it hard to get enthusiastic if we do not strengthen. I do not blame season ticket holders for wanting to turn them in, and i dont think it detracts from their passion for the club, in fact i think it proves it is strong as ever, to take such a big step to show their displeasure.

  • 205 ToonDanno // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Cabaye leaving? Please!

  • 206 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    After selling Perch, there is no way Tiote will be sold unless there is an absolutely exceptional offer comes in.

  • 207 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Hello Danno

    You dont think so?

    What if PSG offer 25 m for him?

    Do you see him going then?

  • 208 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM


    Ah well if you see him, let him know I wish his son gets better soon. If not I will do so next time I see him.

    Did he mention anything on Remy deal?

  • 209 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Speak of the danno and he shall appear!


    I agree with colo in dm, much like luiz at chelsea hes confident going forward and can boss the team a bit better from there.

  • 210 belgrade fan // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I also said I will just come to see result. If I would live in Newcastle I wouldn’t give a single penny to MA. Maybe come to watch 1 game in season. MA is doing the right thing for the club if his goal is club to lose fans.

  • 211 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM


    Basically i think everything you said about his play there sums it up. He seems clueless on the ball. I dont think pardew is to blame in this case. Add the fact that he tries to kill people when he tackles and you have a disaster on your hands


    Yes its the same as happened with Alan Smith amd Joey Barton. It is not an easy road back from that reputation.

  • 212 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM


    Personally, I would like to keep him and bring in De Jong as well but after his displays last season plus he may have had his head turned with all this speculation, he might well be sold.

  • 213 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    I agree with Torq

    We will only sell Cabaye if its stupid money 20m plus…. possibly even 25m+

    I feel its our prerogative whether we sell or not rather than having to so we play hard ball.

    Remember PSG have spent massive amounts of money and can afford it MA knows this. They wont be getting a

  • 214 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Hey Danno

    Hows the bairn? Hope all is well!

  • 215 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    On Ashley
    I think his problem is that he is a total cluster f*ck when it comes to football decisions. His financial stuff is great but its useless if he destrous the footballing side of the club.

  • 216 ToonDanno // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Cabaye has no intentions of leaving and no bid has come in for him 🙂

  • 217 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM


    Without a doubt i would rather keep him, but if he has to go then he needs replacing with 2 players. De jong playing in the same side as him would be pretty excellent though.

  • 218 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    collo i would love to see there i pre season games just to see but as ever that is not upto me maybe my uncle mikey can swing it think of the money it’ll save

  • 219 pawl250 // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM


    Any news on transfer front on your end?

  • 220 SeanNufc87 // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM


    Also think jonas is better suited to that role now hes beefed up and last his yard of pace, highest tackle per game ratio in the team last season and say what you want about him the bloke gives it his all

  • 221 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    kinnears been sniffing round Pierrot he’s said to be unhappy and wants new challenge

  • 222 rainrix // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    So been away for a week with patchy internet from what i can gather:

    1. Nothing has happened
    2. Pardew has spoken, mainly the usual ramblings.
    3. Nothing has happened

    Have i covered most of it? 🙂

  • 223 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    there we agree to differ

  • 224 toon kk // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Just think JK will be on the phone now to all the clubs striking up a deal! Wonder who our first signing will be?
    Is there any good loan signings to be had? We don’t seem to loan players in.

  • 225 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM


    That is good to hear but if PSG offer enough, he may not have a choice if Ashley wants the money.

    I hope you are right but I can imagine what an attacking force we would be if we kept Cabaue and signed De Jong and Remy.

  • 226 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    yes the cash for the players save redeeming uncle ashleys shares

  • 227 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:06 PM


    I see Jonas as one of those ‘last 20’ players now. Comes on to see out a hard game anywhere in midfeild. Like you say tackles like hell and is also difficult to get the ball off. Wor lass couldn’t believe how big he was when she first saw him interviewed with no shirt. The guy looks after himself thats for sure.

  • 228 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM


    I can see this being Jonas last season at the club as well as Colo.

    I must admit that I like him. He has always been committed to the cause and never gives less than 100% even when he is playing badly.

  • 229 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Thats about as funny as a packet of crisps

  • 230 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    i thought pierrot was quite funny

  • 231 marc // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    when i look at the top of this page at the strip of players
    i actually think we have a great bunch at the club but i feel we lack abit of strength,gritt,and presence i think we may get a little bullied through the middle of the park next season

  • 232 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM


    I will be sorry to see him go. His best game last year was v chelski. He was in an attacking mf 3 with socks and goofy(i think) and kept switching from wide to central, resulting in a good headed goal. He cant really cross from the wrong side so i would have liked to see him in the centre a bit more.

  • 233 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Pierrot… he would be the first french clown at the club since boumsong!

  • 234 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM


    I think a lot of fans donmt appreciate his change in roles for the team. His workrate is phenomenal and the number of free kicks he wins for the team is huge.

    If the club sign the right players this season, then I think his role will be reduced to the bench but I can see him being an asset if used properly.

  • 235 jayphoto // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Actually think jonas could be a key player if he adapts to a central holding role! His work rate and distance covered during a match is high, hes also got a great tackles won percentage! Hes an intelligent player too! He even looked half decent on the right! Really don’t get why he plays on the left tho

  • 236 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    its the inactivity, the behind the scenes goings on,i would like the players mentioned but in all honesty i can’t see any of it at all

  • 237 nut meg // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    The pre-season friendlies with tell if Pards has changed his mindset over style of play,formation &tactics.Until then we can only guess…………& hope.

  • 238 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM


    I think Argentina see him as a right footed messi, coming off his wing and scoring on his strong foot 😀

  • 239 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM


    To be honest, I think it is down to Pardews fascination with playing right footed players on the left and left footed players on the right.

    When Ben Arfa cuts inside, he is crowded out and likewise with Jonas and Gouffran.

    What really annoys me is that when we attack down the left, the left sided player cuts in and our full back on that side, Santon, does it too so we rarely get close to the bye line to cut the ball back for Cisse and co.

    I actually believe that if given some specialist coaching and told he would get his chanvce, Obertan could still do a job.

  • 240 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    pardew might even try the 2-3-3-2 style of play with a touch of of fluidity when defending

  • 241 marc // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    expat- i agree with your obertan statment that kid can run seriosly quick his only really needs to learn to pick that final ball out and maybe grow some balls when it comes to tackling

  • 242 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Jail – Clearly you DO miss a post or 2 on here.

    And as for “getting over myself” I will do my very best!

    Just for you…! 😉

  • 243 jayphoto // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Yea i agree, obertan looked ok on the left! Weve got such few players who actually create chances but hes actually one of them! Not blaming the nufc coaching staff for gabby though, the man utd set up, one of the best in the world couldn’t unlock his potential either! No doubting hes got talent, remember seeing him for france in one of the youth tournaments and he was unbelievable

  • 244 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM


    might as well have another week away
    Now’t happen this week either or next or next.

    Only – Plenty of speculation.

  • 245 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM


  • 246 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Tudor – So if I don’t say anything, I’m attention seeking, if I DO say something then it’s only because it’s ‘blatantly obvious…” !!

    Time to go lads.

  • 247 Vitorbarbosa // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    RE: Tiote

    I firmly believe he can be at level he used to play, if only Pardew allows him to stay back ala Makelele.
    Not going to shoot, dribble or make an assist.

    How many assist he got last year?

    He doesn’t need that. He used too much energy moving up the field, making him tired to track back and defend our back four.

    I heard in one interview is that, Pardew encouraged him to move up, which I think is totally wrong. We have creative player to attack, and he should just do his job at the back.

  • 248 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM


    no faith in obertan at all….has no fight or drive.

    for some reason people think he is quick…if anything he is a little more than average pace. If he is rapid he has never used it during his time with us. He is no walcott or bale for pace.

  • 249 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    say what you like torq i can differentiate what is to my palate’s liking ,time to check some bloods or urine

  • 250 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    marc not marv that was for

  • 251 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    and torq you said that not i

  • 252 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM


    Obertan is that classic player in sport who looks amazing in youth level but can’t make the step up to the full senior game…so many go that way.

    It’s ok using pace and tricks against other kids but against experienced players and managers who combat their skill using intelligence and experience they cannot cope.

    Obertan for me will never be a top level player.

  • 253 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM


    As stated to you earlier by someone else on the blog, keep up the info and ignore the prats on here who have nothing else better to do but make themselves look foolish.

  • 254 TorqToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Well you wont have to dedicate any of your precious time to me any more. You don’t need to fight anybody else’s battles.

    And now you can get on the back of somebody else! See you when the dust settles! Who knows, you may even have you wish of a Newcastle relegation – and be proven 100% correct!

    Although I highly doubt it.

  • 255 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    certainly a lot of bees about today
    snigger snigger

  • 256 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    People always have a go at anyone who posts info….you know what your going to get when you post it.

    It’s best to just ignore those who dont like it as you say.

    Even posting false info on purpose really dose no harm so not sure why people get that upset anyway.

  • 257 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    Re Obertan. You cou;d be right about not being a top class player but I have seen enough of him to say that his pace could be nurtured to the teams advantage if he was given specxialist training on beating a man and delivering quality balls into the box.

    His confidence is probably shot at present bt I believe he has ability

  • 258 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    c’mon torq where have i said that, i think you are the only one to have said it, or am i being lambasted for nothing

  • 259 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM


    I think the confidence excuse has gone on for too long really…i think he simply isn’t good enough.

    He has pace but the amount he has isn’t rare in the modern game so teams combat that easily.

    Pace is good but its much lower down than technical skill, a footballing brain and fight. He has none of these keys attributes to a significant or consistent level in my eyes.

  • 260 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM


    Yes, I know and feel for Torq at times becausae he appears to know a lot and is a pretty decent poster on here whilst others who appear to be of a more mature age judging by their handles continue to act like spoilt little school kids.

  • 261 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM


    Thats the thing though. He is still relatively young and whilst he didnt get much of a look in last season, I remember seeing him play well the season we finished 5th and set up several goals for the team with quality balls in.

  • 262 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM


    I’ve spoke to torq a lot here and he seems a good guy. I can’t confirm whether he is genuine or not, and I’m not too bothered either way. He posts info whether its right or wrong it gets a bit of talk going which is always good.

    He’s a qualified doctor though so sure he has had to deal with much more stress than what he gets off people here.

  • 263 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    and torq you should never presuppose another blogger that is a slur on someones reputation.i might not be as well educated but i have more experience in football than you will realise

  • 264 JFK junior // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Rough on here today ain’t it?!

  • 265 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM


    If we had enough cover I wouldn’t mind obertan going on loan to a team like Wigan, give him a spell in the championship. Might develop more, give him a year and see what he can do.

    It worked wonders for the likes of Carroll, Enrique and colo when we were down there

  • 266 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM


    Totally agree with that idea. Consistent games would build his confidence. If we signed a wide forward or winger in the Remy, Sinclair, Wijnaldrum mould, that would be a decent option for him. Maybe even a loan back to a Lique 1 club in France.

  • 267 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM


    I find with torq, he posts the info he hears during the course of his job. He never says anything is definite (such is the nature of football) but the things he hears tend to be more than rumour. Unfortunately, if a deal doesnt come off he gets jumped on immediatley as a fake, even if our interest in a player is later confirmed (in a couldnt get him over the kine speech) people still refuse to admit that he sometims hears things that most of us do not.

    Personally i beleive what he posts, without reading more into it than he actually says.

  • 268 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM


    Quite true. I have always found him to be articulate, friendly and knowledgable which is more than I can say about the numpties on here who try to antagonise him.

  • 269 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM


    Yeh I like torq too, seems a genuine fan.

    I bet if you asked mike Ashley if remy was a done deal he’d have been near enough certain before QPR snuck in. Even people at the top get stung once in a while so somebody sharing little bits of info isn’t going to be able to predict transfers. As you say it’s all about stating interest we have in players which is fine.

    I do the same when I hear things also,

  • 270 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    well markaccus what he posted in my direction was utter crap i never said what he said i did and as to what he hears he may well do, but in truth he should say nothing,as it is infringing club rules whether from a third party or not.we all know what is a foot in the club

  • 271 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    WTF is going on in this blog!!!!

    Why is torq getting stick? Ffs lads get a grip!
    Who gives a sh1t if he’s ITK or not the blokes a sound poster!
    Ignore the bored little kids Torq, doesn’t matter if your coming on with rumours or just posting still a good poster lad

    John Tudor
    You in particular seem to have a certain problem with him, you also seem to love playing the abuse card claiming you always get in the neck, do you reckon that could be because you only seem to come on looking for an arguement?

    For me mate obertan has had numerous opportunities to prove his worth and simply never has
    Not sure about the amount of goals he set up in our 5th place finish season either mate because he can’t get the ball in the box, think he was in for defensive reasons rather than attacking I’d be surprised if he had more than 5 or 6 assits in his time here

  • 272 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Hmmmm, run that by me again……..LOL

  • 273 JFK junior // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    TS – If I remember Torq didnt state that Remy had signed did he?

    I believe that was proudtobeageordie who claimed that. But as you say, nobody could’ve predicted that floppy chops would swoop in with the big bucks.

  • 274 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM


    It os funny really but whenever Obertan plays, I can see something in his play that could be beneficial and have seen at times, goals he set up for Ba at Stoke, Colo at Forest in the cup and a couple of others too where he murdered his opponent, looked up and putin a pin point cross without any effort at all.

    Maybe it is just me being hopeful….LOL

  • 275 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    john tudor

    he can’t be infringing our club rules if he doesn’t work for our club.

    if the selling club infringes an agreement by telling torq when he works with them then that is their issue, not his.

  • 276 davybtoon // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    would any take carlton cole on a free I would but only to replace shola id want remy and gomis/bent aswell

    also hope streete and Campbell get some game time tomorrow at motherwell

  • 277 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Wow manure have bid £25 mil for fabregas!

    Also see suarez’s agent has said he may stay in the prem if a deal could be done with arsenal
    Makes him look a bigger tw@ than already given his reasons for wanting to leave the bin dippers were supposedly the British media!!!

  • 278 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM


    Thing is he is not covered by nufc club rules as he does not work for nufc. I am not sure, but as i understand it he does not work for any club, but works with clubs in injury rehab.

    I personally dont see any problem with him posting what he hears from players and staff of those clubs. Provides hope, and usually not false hope. It doesnt hurt anyone really.

  • 279 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    tds utter garbage. takes sides if you like but the facts correct i have no problem with him or anyone i do not abuse or claim abuse 99.9%of my post are directed to no one so as i say get your facts correct

  • 280 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Wash your mouth out!
    Carlton cole? Hellllllllllll nnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooo

  • 281 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM


    i think he does have the ability at times but he hasn’t got the consistency

    t’s almost like he relies on an opponent mistake and not his own brilliance to get in.

  • 282 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I don’t know why people are getting upset at the lack of transfer activity as Mashley showed his hand in the last two windows and in doing so showed us his mindset, a team that was good enough to finish fifth is good enough to avoid relegation and a team that finished fifth a season ago with five recruitments and no Europa league should be able to do so again,the fact that about eight players have been let go or sold in that time shall be swept under the carpet.

  • 283 Transfer Sage // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:28 PM


    well said my friend

  • 284 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    no but someone inside may be telling him, then does that not shows his respect for them, does it amount to what could be the difference to his snout being sacked and us not signing the player is it not

  • 285 LooneyToon41 // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    @268. TDS and others! Well said mate!!! I enjoy reading Torq’s posts whether they turn out to be 100% true or not. It’s interesting, articulate and good fun.
    Why do others need to abuse others just for the sake of it? It’s the vulnerable bully in the school playground mentality.
    We are actually on the same side!! (or, i think so!!)

  • 286 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    and as i stated earlier he posted lies about me slatting him i’m still waiting for that post where i allegedly did coz i dont see it

  • 287 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    He has all the ingredients to make a good player, but for whatever reason he just can’t put them together!
    After what 4years? in the prem he’s made no impact at all and lets be honest if manure’s coaches couldn’t do anything with him ours have no hope 😉
    Would love to see him come good but just don’t think he will

  • 288 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Tads. Is it possible for suarez to be a bigger tw@?? That crosses the line into quantum tw@tics!

  • 289 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    hey read the blog where have i abused him your all brainwashed i enjoy reading his stories

  • 290 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM


    Fair enough. Lets hope he improves enough to be an asset or sold.

    Hello JFA. How are you?

    I am sure that a couple of quality additions will come in and help an already useful squad as long as we dont sell anyone of high profile.

    My own opinion is that we have probably 18 players currently in the squad capable of getting the club into the top 10 but if we have a run of injuries like last season, we will have problems as we will be relying on the kids again and that may be the major worry for most folk.

  • 291 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    jail i give up you know the truth

  • 292 davybtoon // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    tads – shola leaving for wigan, cole better than shola, but we would still have remy cisse gouffran and bent hopefully would give us real options up front

  • 293 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM


    What you on about. Why am i brainwashed? See, this is the problem. You say your comments are not aimed at anyone, but surely saying ‘you are all brainwashed” is directed at EVERYONE!

  • 294 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I didn’t think it was possible mate but he’s opened up a whole new level of tw@ ness!!!

    Okay mate so that wasn’t you banging on post after post after post the other day about how he accused you of being miserable and negative??
    It was like you were telling a teacher ffs man
    If you can criticise others then be prepared for criticism back
    I’ve read your posts, you say there not aimed at anybody, just because you don’t address them to a poster doesn’t mean there not aimed at a poster laced with snide digs

  • 295 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    only one person on here has been brainwashed as far as I can see…….lol

  • 296 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    markaccus people come on take sides straight away they don’t read earlier exchanges i may have a reputation on her so what others do torq sprouted rubbish towards me these guys come on oooh torq being harassed .not by me they are all following like sheep torq is this torq is that its all crap

  • 297 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    I’m all up for replacing shola, but cole is just as shite and not sure why we would replace shite with shite why not get in a young hungry CF instead of a washed up has been?

  • 298 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    My uncle was a hypnotist who DID…NOT…TOUCH…ME…IN…ANY…INAPROPRIATE…WAY…AT…ALL

  • 299 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    hey the blog has degenerated so badly it is not worth bothering with now. is it the prawn sarnie brigade thats infiltrated here
    now you will all say well naff off good riddance tudor may go but i will return

  • 300 viv // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I wonder how the meeting of the super egos went? Kinnear, probably said Pardre, old son we need to hire a manager to sort this team out. Pardew, so that means im not signing Bent then?

  • 301 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    expat apt nomdeplume go read the start

  • 302 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    John Tudor
    1 min ago
    markaccus people come on take sides straight away they don’t read earlier exchanges i may have a reputation on her so what others do torq sprouted rubbish towards me these guys come on oooh torq being harassed .not by me they are all following like sheep torq is this torq is that its all crap

    Best short story on here
    Like I said you love playing that victim card out
    You only have to read the posts in the last couple of articles, you’ve baited him, had little digs and the second a response comes BAM victim card 🙂

  • 303 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Hey! Who said you were allowed to have arguments without me!?!?

    Also Ian, how about you take your linguistic acrobats and somersault off the nearest tall building.

  • 304 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Well, this little sheep is going to BBAAAAAAAA his way off to bed. Goodnight all and thanks for the laugh on here tonight.


  • 305 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    stick to supporting brighton

  • 306 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM


    The fact is simply this… you do not believe anything he says because it is generally positive and goes against your generally negative views. If anyone else takes the opposing veiw you call them brainwashed sheep. But you dont direct your posts to anyone and are entitled to yoir opinion, even though it is insulting, so thats ok isnt it.

  • 307 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    It prob never took place JFKs still at home trying to figure out how to open his front door

  • 308 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Anyway chaps, how are we all? I’m not one to comment on an argument being petty, as I’ve had many here in my time, but it’s incredibly petty haha


    Don’t go running off, if you’re sticking your neck out as an ITK (even if you do not label yourself as such) then you need to be able to take the rough with the smooth, so tighten up.


    Torq is one of the better “ITK”s, proudtobeageordie is a pr@t, so give him grief if you see him, he’s the worst kind of ITK haha

  • 309 expatmag // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM


    I have been reading this blog for 2 years now before posting and I have to say that your efforts at attention seeking are the funniest I have ever seen.

    Geez man, I thought some of the kids and WUMS on here were bad but you take the biscuit mate.

    Goodnight and grow up

  • 310 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM


    Last couple of articles???
    Hes baited him constantly for nearly a week! 😀

  • 311 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    i read the post thats all ,i care not for bullshit ,nufc are in talks with a lot of agents and clubs till they sign its all bullshit

  • 312 belgrade fan // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I have one idea why we will sign player-s in mid of Aug. If MA signs them in the beginning of July he would need to start with paying their wages than. But if we signed them in mid of Aug he will save about 6 weekly wages. Right?

  • 313 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    ….is this the right room (blog) for an argument…..?

  • 314 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    takes allsorts chumpbeings typo

  • 315 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    absolute blks and if it is true its just cisse wanting out and nothing to do with wonga which will make me lose a lot of respect for him tbh !

    the other muslims are happy wearing it as they have been seen in training wearing them so he’s either trying to force himself out and unsettling the other muslims by doing so or there is nothing to this story.

    if we do lose him and dont move fast in the market though we are completely screwed for next season without a proven to our team striker.

  • 316 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM


    Shut up, big nose 😀

  • 317 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    mark hahhaha

    Zulu…raise the deflector shields and charge up the abuse-a-tron….

    …it’s gonna be a rocky ride…

  • 318 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM


    I think some of our Allah-bothering freinds are more devout than others 😀
    Ba was REALLY strict. Wouldnt even pass the MOM champagne to a team mate after an interview. Cisse is the same i think

  • 319 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    John Tudor
    8 mins ago
    stick to supporting brighton

    I see a xenophobe how original!
    Bet your the sort of bloke if a bunch of kids asked you for a water fight you’d make them wait while you boiled the kettle!!!

    What did you just call me…..

  • 320 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Well i’ve been reading this from the start, it does appear tudor is telling the truth to a degree.To me there are certain detractors to his compos mentis but he has definable points and therefore some apologies to be received

  • 321 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    itk’s are just estimated guess’s as we will never truely know who will sign till they sign on that dotted line !

    remy is a classic case of he was almost at the toon ground with the contract waiting and look what happened !

    if carr scouts messi and nufc enquire about his availability and think about putting in a bid for him it would be your personal choice if you get your hopes up so there is no point crying if that player did not sign as there is no such thing as a guarenteed signing untill the contract is signed.

  • 322 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    @314 mark

    yep i see what you mean and understand but virgin money is no different as its both loans.

  • 323 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Chekov! Report.

    Captain, there is a werry large number of wessels approaching. At is a werry wast armada of inter stellar wehicles.

  • 324 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    @tads…nice one

    I actually called you in for your tea…
    ……it’s your favourite…

    …and I’ve buttered you some soldiers…. 🙂

  • 325 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Tbh don’t think there’s much to the story mate
    BUT if there is then yeah I think he’s angling for a move
    To us there is a moral question about wonga, but if he is that strong in his beliefs then he should of never worn the virgin money logo or the Barclays PL badges…

  • 326 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    I would like to see a few players in as we all know they are needed, I have refrained from stating that we will or wont sign anybody as I don’t want it shoved down my throat if we do or don’t, the bottom line though is that a lot more players have left than have been brought in over the last two years to what is already a thread bare squad, it will be interesting if we get a repeat of Pardew saying we’re strong enough or will he leave it to media Joe.

  • 327 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    are those to dip in your faggots

  • 328 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM


    Yes it does seem a tad picky tbh. Although i suppose wonga ONLY do loans where as i suppose he can justify virgin as more of a bank and can pretend he is only condoning the savings side of things. Who knows what goes through their minds.

  • 329 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    You mean dippy eggs!!!! Get the f in there!

  • 330 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    tads 🙂

    mummy may want to wash your mouth out now you little rascal….

  • 331 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    @John Tudor – we know it’s all rubbish- it’s P.R. warfare. Just like last summer. And the summer before….

    But that’s no reason for you to litter the whole blog with all your little digs and insults at people and then as soon as someone questions you fall into damsel in distress mode and say “Woe Betide- I don’t care anyway, I’m off, you won’t see me again….” before having another go at someone 2 hours later. It seems to have turned into your hobby.

    You may say I’m ‘siding’ with someone- I’m not. I’ve said this to you several times in the last few weeks in nicer ways but you never listen and keep on insulting.

  • 332 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    i <3 dippy eggs even at my age !

    in fact i think we should sign humpty dumpty as our team mascot this season with the amount of egg we've had on our faces so far lol.

  • 333 wolfshead@toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    this blog reminds me of a song : megadeth # holy wars 🙂

  • 334 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    He’s homophobic too
    JT what a guy

  • 335 ITUNDERASHELL // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Well done John Tudor,

    That’s Torq away, who does that leave?
    The immense stupidity and intolerance of others rights to offer information/disinformation is the true meaning of the matrix we inhabit.
    Don’t bother replying it is more of the same.

  • 336 jayphoto // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Thing is with transfers is that they fall through so easily! Fully believe people like Torq hear stuff throughout their jobs, i myself hear a fair bit to do with Stoke and Villa, some of it comes off, some of it doesn’t! I even met Yacine Brahimi last year at Villas ground, yet that transfer fell through! Clubs have huge lists of targets, usually alot of players don’t become available till later in the window! This can cause deals to fall through, for example we could be deep in negotiations with a darren bent but then completely withdraw if a jeremy menez becomes available! Doesnt make the person who says bent is joining nufc any less credible! Nufc is weird because usually local journos know the ins and outs of a club, alot more than they would ever print because they actually care about the club and need the good relations with clubs to sell their papers unlike national journos who dont need to worry! But at nufc nothing gets out to the press printed or not, i feel sorry for mark at the Sunday sun whos a decent guy and lee ryder as they have to come up with 2 toon stories a day and are given nothing by the club

  • 337 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM


    ha! I’ll join in on the chorus…

    ….not so much a blog…more like group therapy

  • 338 wolfshead@toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM



  • 339 John Tudor // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    well it is the last of tudor but not me and for insults it is me that has been insulted most with that i will say nowt more but enjoy your little rants you little blogbullies your all just. well you know what you are

  • 340 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Very informative !

  • 341 nufc786 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    very good article here… i can see why we were so interested in thauvin

  • 342 viv // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Once Kinnear the screaming skull, starts abusing his power the tranfer demands will be going in like confetti. What with him and Pardew, both in the same city its a train crash waiting to happen. All carefully choreographed by Ashley.

  • 343 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    I’m a firm believe that critics are comprised of people who cannot create anything themselves. Music critics, film critics, food critics, etc are all people who can’t produce so they criticise, and the same can be applied to the blog.

    If you cannot comment with any substance, then you have no right to criticise the contributions of others.

    Now, can we grow up and move on because this is getting silly.

  • 344 JFK junior // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Don’t go John Tudor!

    Nah just kidding….don’t let the door hit you on the way out!


  • 345 stuart no9 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    right lads. sorry to have to revisit the cisse topic again , but i have been into a long conversation with a friend of ours who is a practicing muslim. S he has got the full story of cisse and the wonga shirt affair and has pointed out some issues between muslims and interest charges.
    Point 1. if cisse is a practicing muslim, he should not have worn the virgin money shirt. It is forbidden to promote interest ( REGARDLESS OF THE CHARGES) point 2 it is forbidden to to receive money to make a personal gain., unless that person has worked for that money .
    Point 3 they are allowed to borrow for a mortgage and borrow for a loan as long as there are no interest charges involved. . To allow this to happen they must bank at an halal bank . they do not charge any interest on mortgage s or on loans , the muslim will also not receive any interest for banking at an halal bank.
    After talking to my friend i am of the conclusion that cisse is angling for a move away as he is using his religion as a get out clause – gone befoer the start of the season.

  • 346 foggonridiculous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM



    …but then YOU weren’t called “big nose” 🙂

  • 347 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    You call everyone brainwashed sheep, and WE are the bullies?!?!

    Got to love that logic! Hahahaha.

  • 348 Ian Toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    John you can’t go it was Ruddy’s turn.
    John Tudor the less pretentious Ruddy.

  • 349 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM


    *Sigh* You boring little man.

  • 350 DokToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    well said wolfshead, i just happened to load that song into my ipod this weekend…

    although today has me in a pink floyd mode, “high hopes”… with torq’s posts 🙂

  • 351 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    You’ve been outed, people know what to expect from you, whereas I actually contribute to discussion, so refrain from referencing me because you’re merely a speck on my radar and an absolute stain on the fabric of life.

    So p!ss off you worthless cretin.

  • 352 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Sounds right mate, hard to believe there religious belief only kicks in when the interest rate goes over 8%APR!!!

  • 353 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    And how is making a statement being a bully. read from the start where you say tudor gets away with murder i think it is you who try to get away with that.He tried to indulge in your topics and all the while you were getting ready to pounce.

  • 354 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I’ve noticed how people are saying it is unfair to compare Wonga with banks, and in practice they are very different indeed, with one charging astronomical interest rates.

    But the comparison is not made in an attempt to prove they are the same, but merely to point out that if a Muslim player is going to get up in arms about being sponsored by a money lender then surely they would have been up in arms about being sponsored by Virgin Money.

    If Cisse leaves amidst this “Wonga row” then I for one will lose a lot of respect for him as I will see it as being very disingenuous.

  • 355 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    and tads referring to him being homophobic ,was it not you who said he was probably a sadistic child attacker

  • 356 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I think that the lack of something new at SJP is the root cause of all the bickering on here. No new signings, nobody getting the boot, no recent PR gaffes by Percy, no interviews from Looney Joe. Clearly nothing for you boys to discuss. I note yesterday the “infill” was reminiscing about good players at the Toon over the years. However, these topics have a limited lifespan and
    therefore the bickering resumes. It can be a natural phenomenon for groups to turn on themselves when relevant circumstances prevail.
    However, I have to say that some folk are acting like complete tarts -ooooh bahooo -you called me a name first — bahoo.
    Others – bahooo bahooo – I’ve been insulted -so I’m running off and never coming back-
    bahoo bahoo.

  • 357 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    The truth
    Did anyone say he try’s getting away with murder? Or call him a bully? Do you not think homophobic jibes are a bit far?

    Torq’s off,
    Tudors off
    why not move on and stick to football

  • 358 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Aww my god, I would hate to see a team building exercise on here, would turn into a blood bath.

  • 359 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    You lot crack me up take a good look in the mirror not the sun you will go blind.I thought this was a football blog not a freaking school yard.Tudor was probably the little fat kid with the glasses getting picked on day in day out shame on you

  • 360 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM


    There’s no talking to some people, you’re right let’s kick on with football discussion.

    Realistically, how many players do you guys think we will see “over the line” during the window?

  • 361 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Tuff my man
    I was hoping to ask your expert legal opinion?
    Someone mentioned that if tiote was found guilty of obtaining identification (driving license) by fraudulent means then there’s a chance he could have his work permit cancelled or even be deported??
    Say it ain’t so!

  • 362 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    @The truth, I was wondering who’s milk money I had in my pocket 😀 Hehe inappropriate I know giggle, Arsenal bid 35mil for suarez, I though they were just putting pressure on real for Higuain, I laugh they didn’t wan’t him and liverpool accepted it.

  • 363 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Some people are going crazy about us being the only PL club not to have signed anyone this summer. Fine…but Man Utd and Arsenal haven’t signed anyone of note yet either.

  • 364 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    @ tads see post 115 then 342 the last if thats not inferring he is a bully then strike me down

  • 365 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    The “one sided and slightly warped truth”
    Was that not after suggesting I wasn’t a true fan as I no longer reside in the north?
    And did I say sadistic child attacker?

    I see the WUMs are out in force!

  • 366 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM


    But both Man U and Arsenal have significantly bigger and better squads than us.

  • 367 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    i’m going to have to read back on all this to see whats gone on

    i liked torq though he’s a good lad and its only information ! people have there own brains and choose themselves weather to believe or not.

  • 368 papscrunt // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Just woke up for a nap and painkillers and not sure if I’m awake yet. Its more mental than usual on here. Ruddy 355 I think we’ll be last to the buffet table again. We’ll get the scraps people don’t want. Everyone around us are doing the right thing and doing business early on. And we all know the later the deal, the bigger the fee demanded.

  • 369 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    So in 115 is he referring to tudor and tudors retort to have himself banned ,because i cant see that he was referring to torq.Enough said people just jumping on tudor to take the heat off themse.lves

  • 370 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Of note? We don’t need marquee signings we need to improve the quality of the squad depth, not record breaking signing after record breaking signing

  • 371 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    @358 tds

    personally my moaning at it is due to the fact every other team around us/slightly higher than us and below us has not only got stronger in there squads but also in there main team ! and we ..erm havent in either lol…..”yet”……i hope >.<

  • 372 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    You said he’d make his kids wait till he boiled the kettle for a water fight

  • 373 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM


    If we look at the likes of Norwich and Swansea, who have signed early and signed some decent players, I think we could struggle to make top 10 unless we sign a few decent players whether we do or not remains to be seen.

  • 374 wolfshead@toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM


    floyd yes need something to mellow out to haha 🙂

  • 375 G // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Well, I was thinking about organisating a blog get-together at a pub in toon. I can now see that’s a mental idea, as there would be boddies everywhere. Back to drinking in murky corners of grotty boozers in the suburbs.

  • 376 Markaccus // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:49 PM


    He makes snide remarks about peoples posts. Nothing constructive. Then he claims he is bullied calling every one sheep and trying to make them agree with him or else be insulted. That is the definition of bullying in my book.

  • 377 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I’d be up for that but tell tudor its in sunderland

  • 378 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    The two clubs you mentioned didn’t leave it until the penultimate game of the season to ensure their PL survival.

  • 379 DokToon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    im in for that g…

    starts looking for flights from tex-ass,lol…

  • 380 wolfshead@toon // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM


    insulting online and doing it to ppls faces are 2 different things yeh?

  • 381 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    And everyone else doesn’t do that i can safely say i know of a few on here who do.Thats no excuse to belittle and berate people

  • 382 Thump // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Why is the Cisse/Wonga scenario still going on? Surely it’s as simple as not putting the bloody sponsor on the kit for that one player. It’s happened before, there’s a precedent for it – why is it being dragged out?

  • 383 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    The sun is out, the heat is making people conniving, and sitting back just watching for a change is exquisite.

  • 384 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    TADS – ref Mr T’s work permit – must say I do not know a lot about such matters -however I will see if I can find out. I would have thought there would be input from his employer. But I’ll see what I can find out. What is not in dispute is that Mr T could face jail in respect of some of the charges against him. At the Magistrates court -you can get a maximum of 6 months however at the Crown Court the judge has at his disposal the maximum possible sentence in respect of that particular offence. Whilst jail time is probably unlikely – he still runs the risk.

  • 385 G // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    @376, are you mad? I reckon Tudor on the pop would be a one of the highlights!

  • 386 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    atm imo we have :


    all ahead of us (and yes i class swansea ahead of us)
    and we are somewhere in the middle of the next group (i think everton are hopefully in our group now also otherwise we drop another place)

    so if we overachieve we could get 8th at a real push as it is atm (optomistic) but realistically i’m thinking 10th-11th.

    in other words i think we definatly need wingers/strikers to challenge even for 8th/7th

  • 387 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    The truth
    That’s not implying he’s a bully
    That’s implying he’s a miserable old tosser who doesn’t seem to like others taking part or having fun so has to piss on ppl’s chips to make himself feel better
    When that person turns round and gives it back he flips and flaps and plays the victim card

    I don’t give a toss if he’s giving torq stick, that wasn’t my issue
    I clearly said if he’s big enough to dish it out he should be man enough to take instead of acting like a little b1tch as he always does when he’s pulled up

    He’s a tart, dishes out the abuse, but can’t take it back
    I admit, I like Torq as a poster, but he can fight his own battles
    I was pointing out to JT that its boring reading his damsel is distress routine every day

  • 388 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    With regards to the 25 we need to select for our squad, the way I see it at the moment, we have:
    – 17 no-brainers (13 are not home-grown)
    – 9 possibilities (Gosling, Amafatlatino, Shola, Obertan, Fergie, Tav, Dummet, Newton, Inman)

    I’m not including Raylor there as he’s project to miss the entire season. I’d have him in otherwise.

    Al the rest count a under 21, and we have some decent players there like Haidara, Bigi, Vuckic and Sammy.

    So, we’ll definitely need to sell or loan out some of those 9 in order to make room, as it is that would be 26 in total. Also, we only have room for 4 more non home-grown players.

  • 389 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Is it safe yet?

    …when can us grown up come out and play again? 😉

  • 390 BandB // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM


    I’m not a lawyer, though I have been in court a lot 🙂
    He’s been referred up to the Crown Court because the charge has a potential maximum sentence beyond the 12 months imprisonment the magistrates can impose.
    However, he is effectively accused of telling porky pies about his licence and insurance. Part of the question will be whether he gained financially by his alleged fraud, or caused others to lose money, and whether he was financially motivated to defraud. Either way, I’d have thought he’s unlikely to go to prison, and I can’t see how his work permit or possible deportation could be an issue. But I’m not a lawyer.

  • 391 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM


    Yes. Because Man Utd and Arsenal have been in the top echelons of the PL for a long time.

  • 392 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Mister Tuff
    Much appreciated!
    Why do footballers always seem to abuse driving!!!

  • 393 G // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    @379, wolfy, apparently so? Would be very interesting social experiment to see if people’s online persona’s match their social persona’s? Still reckon their would be battles though!

  • 394 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM


    I’m glad you wrote “quality of the squad depth” there rather than just “squad depth”. I agree that we need them, and I hope they don’t leave it until the last minute.

    I would bet that Arsenal and Man Utd wil have some bit signings to come this summer though. I wonder if their fans are getting nervous at City and Chelsea spending…

  • 395 Indian Magpie // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    SACK Pardew

  • 396 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM


    You’re point being? Your original comment was that these two clubs are on par with us on the basis that they’ve not signed any players “of note” when the reality is that they don’t necessarily need to make massive investment, whereas we are in need of investment.

    Can’t say I understand why you felt the need to try and make the point that it didn’t really matter that we’ve signed no one purely because Man U and Arsenal haven’t really signed anyone either.

  • 397 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Also much appreciated 🙂
    Here’s hoping he just gets a slap on the wrist

  • 398 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM


    I’d argue that we got significantly stronger in January though. With those players having half a season under their belt, plus a proper pre-season, we’ll have a good enough team for top 8 easily. Hopefully the injury and form issues that happened to Cabaye, Colo, Krul, Ben Arfa and others won’t happen this year.

    I couple of good signings and I’d be happy to put a few quid on top 8.

  • 399 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    It is clear to me some are quick to judge and less willing to admit to their own foibles.

  • 400 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM


    That is true! But I still don’t think that’s a reason to panic and start signings loads of players. I really genuinely think we don’t need too many players to achieve the goal that we should have this season. We don’t go from finishing 16th to targeting top 6, that would be silly. The goal should be top 10 and I would hope they are really targeting the top 8.

  • 401 SecretSausage // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Last night I had the pleasure of once again speaking to someone that really is ITK and what he told me was very interesting.

    He said that things were moving along very nicely and just as they expected. They had a Summer plan that is well mapped out and by the time the season starts it will be just as they aniticipated. There will be some good players coming in and there will be a few more outgoings.

    Take that as you want. I couldn’t get any names out of him but I tend not to ask many questions as I want our chats to continue.

  • 402 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Anybody who has read the blog over the last year will know my views on that the biggest factor in our demise last year was the decision not to strengthen and the negative impact it had on the squad, if we fail to do so again exactly the same will happen except this time Pardew will be fired and Media Joe will be brought in to replace him.

  • 403 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Yup defo the quality! Our bench last season was absolutely shocking, when the game wasn’t going to plan (most weeks 🙂 ) you looked at the bench and just thought who the hell can we bring on to change the game apart from Marv!

  • 404 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    We have made bid for player with the nickname the Terrorist.

  • 405 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM


    The fans of both Man Utd and Arsenal are crying out for new signings. Man Utd’s midfield is looking poor for the champions, with Nani off-form, Scholes retired etc. And they have injury problems at the back too with Evra, Vidic and Ferdinand all having problems last season. Arsenal fans are desperate to sign players to break an 8 year run without a trophy.

    I’m just wondering if they are panicking in the same way as the Newcastle fans…

    I’ll guess that they’re not, because there’s plenty of time to go and they will be making some signings.

  • 406 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Sausage…that was like reading ones horoscope!

    …could apply to everyone and everything!

  • 407 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM


    I’m 100% with your post 401, except…I really don’t think that JFK can be brought back to manage the team. I’ll be shocked if that happens again. I simply can’t believe that top players will respect a manager who has achieved so little. It’s one thing him negotiating to bring a player to the club because he claims to be good at spotting a decent player, another thing to call tactics in the modern game.

    I’ll absolutely draw the line right there.

  • 408 the truth will out // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    @386 Well there you go you are no better than he is i think there are a few on the blog who know him and know him to be outspoken but with valid conjectures. If I myself were to have a disagreement with him i would try to point out his shortcomings not try to align my legions against him or call him like you just have.

  • 409 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    @397 tds

    oh yes i completely agree with that buddy with no pressure and half a season under there belt i too believe they will be a lot better this season !

    my concern is cisse and his goals (and goals from elsewhere if i’m honest) i really dont believe cisse will play the whole season again as imo we was very very lucky for him not to be injured last year.

    we depend far too much on him and we really should not need to in a prem side as we should have other players getting goals also.

  • 410 SecretSausage // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    You are right. I nearly didn’t bother posting it.
    But what was interesting was his enthusiasm for the situation. It was as if they had mapped something out and it is running very smoothly and is going to work.
    I asked about PEA and he said he couldn’t say much about it but that what I’d read was probably true but that it wouldn’t affect any plans as it was expected.

  • 411 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM


    If you think of our bench now though, it’s not bad. We’ve got 17 players that I’m convinced Pardew wants to keep, plus a list of 9 fringe players and at least 2 very good U21 players (Haidara and Bigi). When our bench has a goalie plus 6 players of the level of Tav, Fergie or Sammy, I definitely worry…

    That’s why I really want us to sign another top striker and another exciting winger/attacking midfielder.

  • 412 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Why do you always take it to the extremes, we’re not asking to sign a load of players just the three or four we all know we need and on the flip side of where to target why should a team that finished fifth target top ten when a 12 to 15 M investment would have at least given us hope of finishing in a Euro spot, and please don’t mention Leeds or Portsmouth because around that amount wasvspent in January andas far as I know we didn’t get docked ten points for spending it.

  • 413 BandB // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM


    As you might recall, I was a worried as you last summer that hubris was at work within the inner rectum (sorry..I meant sanctum)
    They admitted later they’d under-cooked the summer, and tried to put it right in January. What they must not now be allowed to do in a month is claim they did THIS summer’s business early, and I will dance on the first apologist who offers this as an excuse. They can’t have it both ways. We still need players.

  • 414 croftus5678 // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    in fairness to manu/arsenal (even though i hate manu)
    there fans know they can offer 80mil for a player and 150k pw on wages and that they have stability in the top 6 so they wont have too much problems getting layers in last minute ! arsenal not a bigger fee or wages but still have top6 and europe ect.

    we kinda have…*sigh*

  • 415 toonicle // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Benzia would be a great signing, and at 3M it’s within our penny pinching price range!

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