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Reports In France That Newcastle Close To First Signing

5:57 pm, Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 308 Comments

There are reports coming out of France this evening that Newcastle have been in contact with Marseilles in a bid to bring French International striker Andre-Pierre Gignac to Tyneside.

Toulouse's forward Andre-Pierre Gignac c

Andre-Pierre Gignac – Newcastle in contact with Marseilles

Newcastle have been linked with this player earlier in the summer, but at that time the 27 year-old was looking to join a bigger club than Newcastle, which didn’t go down too well with the Geordie fans.

Everton are also thought to be considering a move for the 16 times capped French International, who moved to Marseilles from Toulouse back in 2010, and has played 101 times for Marseilles with 32 goals and 7 assists.

It had been thought that Director of Football Joe Kinnear would try to get Darren Bent into the club this week, but Newcastle may have turned to Gignac because Aston Villa could be playing hard-ball on the fee for the English International striker.

Newcastle are the only Premier league club not to have signed a senior player in the summer’s transfer window so far, and certainly manager Alan Pardew is expecting a new arrival soon on Tyneside.

Maybe it will be Gignac?

the 6’1″ tall Gignac started his carer back at Lorient in 2004, and has since played for Pau, Toulouse and Marseilles, and he has made 208 total appearances with 89 goals  29 assists in the French league.

Newcastle have also been linked with two other french strikers – Loic Remy of QPR and Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, with his French club wanting to sell Gomis this summer, before his contract runs out next year.

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308 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Patoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Fcuk ther’s sum shite talked on this blog, roll on the city game and maybe the footballing blog can get back 2 footballing talk

  • 2 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    @JFA I actually don’t know? must have mis read your comment and thought you were defending it, but after reading it again that’s not the case.

  • 3 Tommyy // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    God no.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Being flayed alive and used as a hot air balloon is to good for Ashley.

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Really really hope not
    There’s a reason Marseille can’t wait to get shot of this lump

  • 6 Patoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    how much we meant 2 b paying 4 this man, aren’t they looking big money 4 him and his goal record is pretty shit 4 a forward, is he shola in disguise

  • 7 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Looking at stats and what people have said – no thanks Gignac

  • 8 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Would rather have nufc sign someone from this blog.

  • 9 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    So its either this lad or Bent…

    Good to see JFK is attempting to bring talent to the club… Atleast with wise there was a shred of hope that the player was good… with JFK.. you know your gonna be disappointed..

  • 10 viv // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Just sign Bent instead of this statue.

  • 11 Jamiemac // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    oh god please no

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Please no -I do not think this Gignac is a top player. He had a good strike rate this season but the season before he only scored 2. No thanks – average player.

  • 13 plana // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Gary Hooper or Justin Rhodes, would be a better bet than this guy and they are younger and British.

  • 14 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    JFK and Pardew get involved with transfersand we’re linked with this fat
    lump and Bent. Just leave it to Carr for god’s sake, the one person who knows what he’s doing.

  • 15 potski // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Two posts in a few minutes, Ed:)

    Yes, there are at least seven different “schools” within Islam. There are also what are known as “Cultural Muslims are religiously unobservant, secular or irreligious individuals who still identify with the Muslim culture due to family background, personal experiences, or the social and cultural environment in which they grew up.”

    So no real difference with Christians, where they can’t agree on all religious matters, and there are also some who would state officially they are Christian but don’t go to any church etc.

    There are also clearly cultural differences. Someone in Saudi Arabia might for instance take a different view on many aspects than Muslims who have grown up in the Western world.

    Cisse for example is from Senegal, which was a French colony. Although the majority of the population are Muslims they do not have a constitution based in Muslim teachings. They have normal banks and Cisse and his community will probably have wide acceptance of banks like Virgin Money (Northern Rock as was), Barclays etc

    What they don’t have is people who charge interest at over 1,000 % APR.

    I really don’t see how anyone can think Virgin and Wonga are in the same league?

    I don’t know if Senegal has any legal restrictions on usury (immoral, excessive rates of interest), but many countries do, and surprisingly perhaps this includes many Western countries. Canada for instance has a clear statement in it’s Criminal Code that 60% interest is a “criminal interest rate” and anyone charging that is liable to up to 5 years imprisonment or $25,000 fine.

  • 16 JP...from The Rock // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Don’t rate this guy. Why in the hell don’t we sign Remy?? He’s exactly what we need!!

    Fcuk me this club is clueless!!

  • 17 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Looks like Viduka’s brother

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    tads,
    I really have gone past the point of caring anymore.

  • 19 plana // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I suspect old Carr has thrown this alleged striker into the club. As he has the final say on scouting in France.

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Potski,
    Why don’t you and Pawl set up a private blog for posts over 200 words.

  • 21 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    charlie looks like him yes
    but plays like his father

  • 22 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Urgh.

    I’d rather no signing than this poorly assembled blob.

  • 23 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Potski

    No one is comparing the two on a moral level, ethical level or even on a business level.

    The comparison is that they are both money lenders who charge interest, something that Muslims oppose.

    The comparison stems from the principle that Cisse wore one shirt, so why would he not wear another.

    You seem like a smart guy, is that simple point really lost on you?

    Of course it is not this simple, but I don’t see where your confusion comes from.

  • 24 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Why are we not after Adam Le Fondre… he would be better value for money compared to Bent and gignac

  • 25 viv // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Anyone else fed up of reading about these Religious fanatics on a football blog? Seems to me they can use Religion, to blag their way out any situation they do not agree with.

  • 26 Toon1978 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Hmmmmmmm, not so keen on Gignac.

  • 27 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    As much as I would be deflated with the signing of Bent, I don’t see how people can say that Adam le Fondre would be a better signing.

    Yeah scored a decent amount of goals for Reading, from the bench. So he must have done something wrong to not be able to make the starting XI of a relegated team.

    On top of that he seems like a real arrogant A-hole, so for 5m I think I’d take Bent…if it was one or the other.

  • 28 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Benteke and Remy would be more suitable.

  • 29 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Viv – it had nearly finished and then you go and say that

  • 30 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Why is people saying cisse is just looking a move away? If that was the case then why would he come out and say he would wear no logo or a charity logo?

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  • 32 viv // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Offkey, Oops!

  • 33 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Think we need some decent signings to lift the mood…….here’s hoping and fingers crossed

  • 34 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    john tudor
    I know nowt about him – but being big hopefully strong could be a good foil hold up man for Goufran if Cisse goes.

    Anyway we shouldn’t correspond on this blog we’ll upset someone – he he he

  • 35 p // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    @23 agree, interest is interest from an Islamic point of view from what I gather.

    Once you get in to the rate of interest, that become a personal ethical judgement.

    I for one, think that they should not be able to charge that rate of interest.

    On the other hand, if they were not, they might not make those loans and perhaps the loanees would go to back street unregulated loan sharks who may break legs if they do not get there money.

    It’s a similar argument to abortion, drugs and prostitution. You may not like it morally but people will do it whether it is legal or not.

    I think if Cisse is not prepared to play with Wonga, the same should have applied to Virgin Money.

  • 36 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Kevymartins,
    In all due respect you don’t strike me as the most intelligent person.

  • 37 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Kevy

    You find a direct quote where Cisse has actually said that, or could it be the BS claims of the journalists that have planted this idea in your mind.

  • 38 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    agreed, talk to the truth he and he will pass it on. he is my son

  • 39 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    do you speak arabic

  • 40 Felipe // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    If you do a google search on the words NUFCBLOG and LINKED you get 1.2 million hits. Yet every time there is a debate on here as if we’d made an offer and the guy was on his way to SJP for a medical. I predict this blog will link us with at least another 100 players by the end of August…

  • 41 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Gignac must be a Carr choice as JFK will have never heard of him before.
    Must be after a hold up type forward to pair with Cisse n Bent and knowing Ashley whoever is cheaper and will take the least wage will end up here between Gignac and Gomis.
    Spoke with Yven Moyo in January and he thought we were after Gomis back then but it doesn’t make me an ITK

  • 42 Toon1978 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    To much talk at NUFC but not enough action. We struggle to bring one in. The mackems have signed over half a bloody dozen. WORRIED.com lol :)

  • 43 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I know religion has crept on to this blog because of the Wonga row but I am treating this Cisse/Wonga row as either a media-made storm in a tea-cup or Cisse disingenuously trying to force a move out, either way religion is not a part of it as far as I am concerned.

    With that in mind, can we keep religious beliefs off this blog as there is no surer way to start a dispute than to bring religion into the equation.

  • 44 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Kinnear wants Gomis. Gignac just isn’t what we need. We need pace.

  • 45 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

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  • 46 potski // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Ruddy

    You would have to ask Cisse that. But I provided you with the reasons why I think he can clearly make such a distinction.

    Like JFA says this is fundamentally a moral issue, but the teachings of the Qur’an reinforce that view. Mohamed spoke, as far as I can tell, from the point view of protection of the poor from exploitation by the rich. That’s something people of all faiths, and none (I am an atheist) can agree on, surely?

  • 47 Toon1978 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Well said!

  • 48 jimiley // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    We have to keep the faith in Big Mike and Joe K. They know what is best for the club. They would not buy a dud. We have a small but top notch squad. If we can avoid injuries, I do not see any reason why Percy cannot guide us to 6th. With a lot of luck we might even nick 4th. I cannot wait for the season to start. Cisse and Gignac to start banging in the goals. No reason at all why they cannot score 40 between them. Jonas, Tiote and Kebab to supply the bullets.

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  • 50 toon kk // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Other clubs have ambition Newcastle United is all about making money. MA is obviously thinking we spent in Jan so we’ve spent enough. A sale of a first team player might free funds for a new one.

  • 51 surreytoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    @potski Spot on!

    @Ruddy you say the point is lost on potski but he addressed the point exactly!

    It is a question of personal judgement and EXTENT

  • 52 archaeomag // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    @potski
    Well put.
    The issue is not money lending but usery!
    Christians were not allowed to be involved in usury till the 15/ 16 th century; that is why Jewish people were traditionally involved in finance.

  • 53 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Potski

    Like I said, if Cisse wants to move I think he is manipulating this situation to force a move, so the religious point is moot from where I’m standing.

    This begs the question, are moral objections enough to demand your employers make arrangements that pertain to you as an individual? Cisse is being a bit selfish if this is what he is doing.

  • 54 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    @Ruddy

    Adam le Fondre is an impact player and can get goals off the bench. Bent can start games and go missing for 85 minutes… we already have Strolla for that…

    Compare Bent’ and Le Fondre’s stats from last season. It is clear as day why Le Fondre would be a better acquisition then Bent.

    Would he be the best? No. But he is better then the garbage Kinnear is supposedly after.

  • 55 surreytoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    If it is Gignac then there will be a huge sense of disappointment. Shefki Kuki mk 2

  • 56 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    @JFA all due respect you strike me as the homo type.

  • 57 archaeomag // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    @Ruddy
    It’s a tricky one – but the goal posts sort of moved – and MA should have thought about it in advance.
    A lot of people would not want a W@nga branded shirt.

  • 58 surreytoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    We will be offering £3m max and even that is too much. I hope all of this is coming from his club trying to get rid or his agent rather than us.

  • 59 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    i hear the song now
    nic nak gignac
    leave the boy alone

  • 60 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Joke

    Le Fondre scored 12 in 34 games, a decent return. Bent scored 3 in 16 in a team where he clearly wasn’t wanted.

    Added that Bent has much more PL experience and an excellent goal scoring PL record I would go for Bent if 5m was the asking price.

  • 61 2_goal_tino // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    APOLOGIES FOR THE VERY LONG POST. BUT IT MAY BE ENLIGHTENING TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED

    The following are a series of posts I wrote yesterday about the Islamic precedent for Cisse’s standpoint. Chose to read them or not, I am not choosing one side or the other but thought I would repost them for a few people’s information. The point of them is that whilst riba (interest) is unacceptable according to Islamic teachings only some people choose to abide to this strictest ruling. Given the inability to avoid interest in the modern era, numerous Islamic scholars (and subsequently Muslims) abide by a more nuanced view which comes down to the basic principle of the initial ruling – not to make money from people’s hardship. Cisse’s decision not to wear Wonga but wear Virgin and Northern Rock is not necessarily a contradiction of his Islamic beliefs and there are numerous Islamic scholars who support his viewpoint. I live in Saudi Arabia and have discussed this topic at length with my colleagues, friends and Arabic teacher – all of whom say that it is a personal standpoint.

    194 2_goal_tino // Jul 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    Can I just clarify the Islamic difference between Wonga and Virgin or Northern Rock. In the strictest sense they are the same, all riba (interest) is haram (forbidden) and people should do their utmost to avoid it. However, given the prevalence of interest in modern life there has now become a differentiation in the meaning. Indeed, Islamic banking services have created many ways of avoiding riba but still essentially charging interest in the same way as conventional banks. For example, if you were to get a loan to buy a car from an Islamic bank essentially what happens is they buy the car outright and then agree to sell it to you but for a higher price, which you can pay in instalments. This is deemed trading rather than interest.

    Given the prevalence of things such as interest in modern times it has become harder and harder to stick to the religious ruling of avoiding it entirely. Instead now the general opinion is that what is truly haram is when the loan redemption will be felt very heavily by the borrower but that they are in a severe situation which means that they are desperate for funds. The differentiation between this and other forms of interest is that it specifically targets those who are most vulnerable and the level of loan repayment is so great that it can cause severe problems for the borrower.

    Of course, this opinion is entirely subjective and as such what one person considers to represent excessive interest levels that may cause harm may not be considered the same by others. It is this rather murky but quite significant differentiation which I believe is behind Cisse’s stance.

    234 2_goal_tino // Jul 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    The thing about religion is that it is an entirely personal matter. It is not acceptable to say that this stance is contradicting his previous decision to wear virgin shirts for the reasons I outlined in my previous post. I live in Saudi Arabia and have travelled to every Middle Eastern country and an array of other Islamic countries whether they be Sunni or Shia; salafi, deobandi or ahl al-Hadith. There is no one type of Islam it is incredibly diverse. There is a vast difference between Muslims in Lebanon and those in Saudi Arabia, imagine how large the difference is between Bangladeshis, Indonesians and Ivorians! There is absolutely no one Islamic ruling on this issue and Cisse’s standpoint is entirely valid and as I have outlined in my previous post there is a definite differentiation between standard interest rates and more exorbitant ones – whether an individual chooses to adhere to the strictest ruling or this more nuanced one is entirely personal but both are equally supported by Islamic scholars.

    262 2_goal_tino // Jul 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM
    @Transfer Sage
    First off to clarify it is not about money lending at all this is entirely acceptable, the issue is riba (interest ). It’s very complicated and nuanced but as I said before even Islamic Banks charge interest for all intents and purposes. However they get round the system by saying it is not riba but is in fact trading. There are similar ways to get round the prohibition on gambling. The vast majority of Muslims accept that it is almost impossible to avoid interest in some form or another these days, however decide to shift the parameters of the ruling. The ultimate meaning behind the original ruling is that it is not allowed to make money from other people’s hardship ie need for a loan. The reasoning amongst many nowadays is that the standard levels of interest are not deemed to necessarily cause hardship because they are relatively small. In contrast if the interest rate could cause harm, e.g with Wonga then it is unacceptable. I appreciate the nuances of the issue but hope this clears it up a little.

  • 62 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Kevy

    You really don’t help yourself. If he was indeed homosexual why would that matter? Or do you regularly judge people on characteristics they are born with?

    If that is the case then perhaps you have more in common with the EDL than you first thought.

  • 63 Ian Toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Ruddy- There are some things that are more important than even our football club.

    potski- Having experienced the impact of the EDL march on Newcastle I can speak as I find.
    The real division in the country as a whole is not between Muslims and the rest of us. It’s between the violent extremists of whatever persuasion and the vast majority of decent people of whatever faith or background. Let’s not lose sight of this.

    Returning to football related matters I would welcome Ba back as he
    personified for me all that was good about the toon Muslim players.

  • 64 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Compare bents career to le fondre’s and i think you’ll did bent is the better player….

  • 65 PMartel // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Does anyone know why Haidara was not in Portugal training squad?

    Injury?

  • 66 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    luke.r
    it is was the best

  • 67 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    @Ruddy Coming from the guy who sits on the blog all day trying his best to get into argue’s that don’t concern him haha

  • 68 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Ian

    Shut up.

  • 69 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    i was at the rock against racism march does that count
    the clash were fantastic

  • 70 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    John Tudor- I don’t no what that means sorry mate

  • 71 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    @Ruddy It’s getting that desperate Muslims are running about london with machetes chopping people up.

  • 72 toon22 // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    The French Shola

    Why cant they send Carr to some place other than fookin France ffs?

  • 73 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    does anyone think that this is a good team

    krul
    debuchy colo mbiwa santon
    anita sissoko
    ben arfa vuckic marveaux
    gouffran
    you could also swap tiote and vuckic then put anita in cam
    i have a feeling that cisse and cabaye will go and i think this is the strongest team we have without any additional players.

  • 74 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Kevy

    You’re not exactly being sensitive to drummer Leigh Rigby’s family are you?

  • 75 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    it means my opinion was,that bent was better 3 year ago he takes orders from his wife now.its la fondre turn to try

  • 76 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Tudor

    Considering that Bent hardly played last season I don’t think we can fairly judge him.

    I’m not trying to defend Bent, I’m just saying he is a much better player than le Fondre.

  • 77 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    we as fans deserve better,
    especially those who go,
    but not by much

  • 78 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Le fondre has had a half decent season from the bench, fair play to him. But bent has got so much experience, the reason he wasn’t playing last season was because he’d had an argument with tha manager. Bent was a class player and is still a good player given the right manager and right pre season. For 5 mil I’d happily have him. Get him to put his arm around some of our youngsters and he’d defibalty teach then a few things

  • 79 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    each to there own
    if we get bent time will tell if he can do it, he is not getting younger

  • 80 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    2 goal tino – I appreciate your post – my views are based on law and personal beliefs, I don’t know the Islamic views and if what you say is true, its sort of in line with what I was proposing.

  • 81 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Le Fondre – Younger, has not reached his prime.

    Bent – old and passed his prime. Villa were fighting relegation, it doesn’t matter if your manager hates yours guts, if your good and can help the team survive you would be chosen. Ultimately survival > petty argument.

    Fact of the matter is, Bent was not good enough to get into the squad and had a poor relationship with members of the staff…
    Do we really want that at the club? No. We have enough clowns with JFK here.. we don’t need another.

    @Luke, you must be joking right, that is hardly a fair comparison, given that Bent is the older of the two and would naturally have more experience. Did Cisse have PL experience before he came here? No. But he set the world alight with his impact.

    It boils down to whether or not your good enough and can get goals. Bent clearly struggles to find the back of the net… he is like the poor man’s Fernando Torres… heaps of talent, was scoring left and right, couple seasons later and they are now nothing more then an overpaid, overpriced bench warmer.

    We don’t need that kind of dead weight at the club. bring players that can make an impact… not some player whose 15 minutes of fame are long gone.

  • 82 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Le Fondre is 26, not exactly a youngster.

  • 83 Ian Toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    JFA- Nothing personal but who are you to seek to censor the longer winded poster! It’s hardly a Catchy type constant regurgitation. It’s only a problem if your suffering from ADS. Most posters are not meddling but want to get their thoughts out in the open.

  • 84 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Yes but cisse was a quality player before he came to Newcastle… Look how many he scored inthe 2 seasons before he came here. Le fondre is not that good and he won’t become that good. Bent is certainly better then shola and will add some quality to te bench.

  • 85 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    #80 we have shola hahah

  • 86 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Kevy – nothing justifies that and should not be linked to the views or actions of others as it is down right evil, I would say religion is being twisted too far for their own ends, I would go as far to say they are not Muslims, just terrorists pretending to be Muslims.

  • 87 Ian Toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Ruddy- It’s LEE Rigby.

  • 88 Ian Toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Good neet.

  • 89 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Ian

    Once more. Shut up.

  • 90 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    @Offkey You can say that was individual evil, but what exactly drove them to kill?

  • 91 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Both players are going to roughly cost the same, so lets look at some of the facts

    Both:
    - Fall under the Homegrown rule
    - Both have experience in the PL

    Le Fondre:
    - Lower Wages
    - Possibly the cheaper option of the two
    - In form, was scoring goals for fun last season
    - Impact Player from the bench, something we lack in the striking department… Ameobi hardly makes an impact when he makes a rare appearance off the bench

    Bent
    - Likely the more expensive of the two
    - Higher wages
    - Falling out with the manager at Villa
    - Struggled for goals when he started and when he came off the bench.
    - Older
    - More experienced in the PL
    - Experienced at an International Level
    - While at Sunderland was a threat in front of goal, his form has been in decline ever since.
    - Injury prone.

    Assuming Cisse stays, Neither Le Fondre or Bent will become 1st or Second choice strikers, as Cisse and Goofy occupy those spots. I’d even go as far as to say that Bent would struggle to wrestle 3rd choice off Ameobi, given that they are both the physical type who struggle to make any real impact on a consistent basis.

    Is bent really the better option, or are some of you blinded by the fact that he USED to be a top quality player?

    Le fondre over Bent everyday of the week.

  • 92 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    ROSHAN
    I don’t if it good or bad that you can’t choose more than 3 Newcastle players.

  • 93 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Joke

    Even after all that, I’d still have Bent over Le Fondre.

  • 94 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @Offkey It was a revenge attack on a British solider, they were running about the streets shouting something like Don’t believe in your government they don’t care about yous. Terrible it was. Anyway back to football?

  • 95 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Would much rather Bent

  • 96 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Kevy – that does not matter in any way. Respectfully, I dont really want to get drawn any further in to this discussion

  • 97 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    ~Joke-innear~
    I think they want stronger striker than Le Fondre. We already have Gouffran.

  • 98 Offkey // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Kevy – my last comment related to your previous comment.

  • 99 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    @Ruddy

    Then lets just say I’m glad your not in charge of transfers at Newcastle.

    Might as well tempt Viduka back if we are after players past their prime.

    Bent in my honest opinion = Waste of wages, waste of transfer money, waste of a good spot on the bench that could go to a player that actually possesses an iota of talent at present time.

  • 100 JFK junior // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Kevy – Wow!

    Absolutely awful thing to say!! Seriously disgusting! It’s people like you who bring this country down!

    You are a sick, pathetic waste of skin and oxygen! It’s obvious you will be reported, however I’d love you to say that to Leigh Rigbys family and see how that pans out!

    Dirtbag! That man had a family you insensitive pr1ck!

  • 101 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    @Sazzer

    Wanting a strong physical striker is all well and good. But actually get someone that knows where the back of the net is… not where the best spot on the subs bench is.

  • 102 JFK junior // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    *Lee

  • 103 Markaccus // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Le fondre>Ameobi>bent>nobody.
    ??????
    Profit

  • 104 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Joke

    He’s 29. Would probably cost no more than 5m and we have a wage cap that he would have to work within if he wanted to sign.

    The man has scored goals at every single club he is in and would seriously challenge Goofy for 2nd ST spot and is 100x the player Shola is.

    You’re letting your own personal opinion cloud your judgement. I’m not saying Le Fondre is a bad player, but I don’t see how a player with 1 season in the PL, scoring a few goals off the bench can be seen to be better than a player who has scored goals for fun for many PL clubs as well as internationally.

    I think more will agree with me than you.

  • 105 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    And @JFK what exactly did I say? It was the truth they were running about london with machetes chopping people up.

  • 106 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    @Markaccus

    To be fair, its mote like

    le fondre > Ameobi = Bent = gignac > Nobody

  • 107 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Kevy
    When did cisse say he’d only wear a blank strip or one with a charity on it?
    You have no idea what is going on, how do you know he’s not asking for a transfer?

  • 108 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    @Tads I’m just going by the press there.

  • 109 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Kevy
    They haven’t once mentioned a charity at all
    All they have said is he won’t wear wonga

  • 110 JAMSHA // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    hope not this lad is to slow ..to fat… bring back.viduka

  • 111 Kyo // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    APG is a good goal scorer. I’d be happy if he signed for us.

  • 112 IITianToon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Ruddy I think people are more concerned with the direction of Bent’s performance graph. If you ask him my opinion , I simply don’t know. And no one really knows how hungry he is to play.. it appears more like Villa are flogging him out, rather than him forcing a move away for being on the bench.

  • 113 Yohan Kebab // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    reports cisse is after a transfer to cover the wonga logo,

  • 114 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Says here.

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8828276/Newcastle-striker-Papiss-Cisse-withdraws-from-tour-over-shirt-sponsor

  • 115 Markaccus // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Joke

    I still reckon shola is more reliable than bent, which is pretty damning on bent :D

  • 116 IITianToon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    scratch the unsemantic “him”

  • 117 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    I though home grown rule refers to how log a players been at the club and not if their English? Le fondre had had one alright season in the prem, bents had a whole career as a top England international in the prem… I know who is prefer… FCUKING MESSI!

  • 118 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    I can;t even begin to imagine how Bent will even Challenge Goofy for 2nd spot…

    I base my judgement on recent performances, not past glory.

    Yes, at one point in time, bent was setting the stage a light and scoring for fun. But that is the past. This is the present. At 29, he is hardly going to get any better, or get any faster.

    He was at his prime when he was at Sunderland and has been declining in form ever since. The decline is hardly going to stop at Newcastle now is it.

    What we should be after are players that still have the potential to improve and are currently in form. Le Fondre fits that bill. At 26, he still has room for improvement..

    Everyone has their opinion and in mine, buying bent is the equivalent of flushing money down the toilet

  • 119 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Kevy
    That says its believed
    Once again you have as much idea as anyone else, which is f all, so why post it as fact when it’s not?

  • 120 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    evening men-gignac for 12 mill, do me a favour !!
    bent-gomis or gignac,all being banded around for the same price as bony who we dismissed as not good enough for nufc.but this guy would have blown anything we are being linked with at the moment out of the water.
    sad times ahead I fear boys !!

  • 121 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    IITianToon

    Perhaps, but in comparison to Le Fondre I still think he is a much better player. He’s had a quiet season last season but his previous 2 seasons have been 1 goal in 2 games. That’s not just good, that’s great.

    Maybe he isn’t of that standard any more but for 5m, surely he wouldn’t be a bad signing, although not an exciting one.

  • 122 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    @IITianToon

    Exactly, He peaked at sunderland and has been rocketing down the graph ever since.

    Couple seasons ago, I’d have been over the moon if we were after him. Not anymore.

  • 123 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Joke

    I disagree.

  • 124 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Luke
    Your right the homegrown rule applies to players who have been in English football for 3 years before there 21st birthday

  • 125 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    @Tads where did I say it was fact? But you can’t say it’s not true, there was a lot of places reporting it like so I reckon there is something in it.

  • 126 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    APG is worse than Bent, Chamakh and Guivarch.

  • 127 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Sell Cabaye and buy Benteke. It’s simple.

  • 128 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Disagree with which?

    Flushing money down the toilet or Bent having peaked at sunderland and declining in form ever since?

  • 129 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Le Fondre is english. Born in England and only played for English teams.

    He qualifies under the home grown rule.

  • 130 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Kevy
    There are also places speculating he’s angling for a move so there must be something in that?

    Joke
    Darren bent is a washed up injury prone crock of sh1te who should be no where are club
    If this is the ambition of MA he’s clearly happy standing still

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Bent’s stats:

    Sunderland

    2009/10
    38 apps 24 goals

    2010/11
    20 apps 8 goals

    Aston Villa

    2010/11
    16 apps 9 goals

    2011/12
    22 apps 9 goals

    2012/13
    16 apps 3 goals.

    With the exception of last season where he had fallen out with Lambert, Bent has been fairly consistent given that he hasn’t played over 30 games in a few years.

    As for throwing money down the toilet? Behave.

  • 132 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Transfer News Live ?@DeadlineDayLive
    Sunderland are considering a move for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles.

  • 133 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    - Home-grown players do not have to be English; home-grown players are defined as those who “irrespective of nationality or age, have been affiliated to the FA or Welsh FA for a period of three seasons or 36 months prior to 21st birthday”

  • 134 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    @Tads skysports usually have reliable resources, are they saying he is angling for a move?

  • 135 papscrunt // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Reports in France say every French agent says Newcastle are interested. I won’t believe anything at all until someone is through the door. And if half the rumours do turn out to be true, I think I’ll cry as most names banded around don’t excite me much.

  • 136 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Kevymartins,
    To answer my question earlier about you being in a classroom, your beliefs would suggest you are in prison and your illiteracy combined with your stupidity would hazsrd a guess in special school :)
    ;) v

  • 137 kt97toonarmy // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    This player is crap he really is useless. U mite as well bring ranger back.

  • 138 nimo // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Lads just a quick one, don’t know how true it is but apparently my mate who has been right in past read previously if dont believe, told you all bout hairdryer and mbwia well before papers and previously cabaye and Marv, says cisse has had his head turned after been linked with Monaco and and two Russian sides been interested

  • 139 luke.r // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    To be quite honest I’m a massive fan of goofy and would love to see him starting but we need 2 strikers to push on and I think bent would be the one to do that. Even if net didn’t get in the team he’s make goofy a better player and certainly would complain if he came off the bench anyway.

  • 140 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    only on youtube I know but gomis looks very skilful and quick for a big guy but then so did maiga.
    Gomis and Remy and we’re good to go.

  • 141 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    @Toonarmydownsouth

    I agree, that is why I’m against the idea of us signing him.

    @Ruddy

    Despite the falling out between Bent and Lambert, if Bent was good enough, any sane manager would have started him. Villa were struggling and on the verge of relegation, it would not benefit either party for the club to be relegated. I’d have endured LLambias as our main striker if he was good enough and scoring goals in order to increase our chances of survival, despite how much I hate him.

    At the end of the day, Bent did not have what it took to break into the villa squad.

  • 142 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    With Marquinhos, Digne and Cavani to PSG. They must get rid of a few. Hopefully, that’s what we have been waiting for.

  • 143 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    @JFA To answer your question no I am not in prison, I don’t have a criminal record and if you hadn’t noticed it’s summer time school is out. I’m attending tech.

  • 144 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    massive anti climax if gignac and bent

  • 145 nimo // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    We should of signed Carroll back

  • 146 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Nimo
    Cisse has been linked with anzhi since November so could be true

    Kevy
    Reliable?
    They broadcast the rumours from the papers mate

  • 147 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Joke

    Bent played 16 games last season, most of them from the bench. For a player with international experience I would think that the most likely explanation for this is a falling out between the player and manager rather than him not being good enough.

  • 148 wolfshead@toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    kevy

    where do you live?

  • 149 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    @Tads They also pay people like David Craiq to go down to the north east to find stuff out although that guy usually hasn’t a clue what’s going on.

  • 150 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    @Wolfshead That’s not irrelevant.

  • 151 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Kevy

    Which would make it relevant.

  • 152 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Kevy
    Fairplay to you, are you studying art ?

  • 153 wolfshead@toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    kevy

    do you mean thats not relevant? i was just curious thats all

  • 154 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    @Wolfshead yea that’s what I ment. Relevant

  • 155 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Right chaps I am off for the evening. See you all round the bend.

    Ian, you went very quiet after trying to show me up. Please keep away from the big boy’s table, it makes you look silly :D

    All the best chaps!

  • 156 GeordieDan // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Why Gignac????

    He’s not fast, prolific, young, willing to play on the flanks or even slightly interested in our club.

    And he won’t be cheap.

    Can’t imagine a more pedestrian front 4 than Bent, Cisse, Shola and Gignac.

    Makes NO sense at all and because of that I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we get him.

    Everyday this utter ********. Purgatory in every sense of the word. Hate it!

  • 157 kevymartins // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Anyway I feel I owe an apology to anyone offended with what I said earlier. I mean let’s face it it’s all down to what your born into it’s all a load of bullsh!t.

    Sorry ;)

    I’m off

  • 158 plana // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    There are some very dubious agendas on this blog!

  • 159 GeordieDan // Jul 18, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Toon Danno>

    Are you still alive?

    You seem to have gone very quiet since announcing to all that the Remy/Bent deals were “done” over a fortnight ago.

    Coincidence?

  • 160 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Plana,
    It’s purely down to Mashleys lack of spending.

  • 161 oldbobaycliffe // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    is carr that good a scout he came up with a few good ones in january but all he can come up with is bent and gignac why doesn,t he scout further afield does he get a nose bleed if he strays to far from france.surely there is someone out there aged between 23-24 who has skill and pace and we can afford.

  • 162 jimiley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    In 10 years time we will look back at this period and realize MA has been a total disaster who loves taking the mick out of the club and the people. Some plonkers claim he would not knowingly rubbish the club and his 200 million investment. Oh yes he would!!!! He is worth three thousand million. He is squirreling away loads of dosh(transfers and SKY money) and he will sell at a profit. Even if he lost 100 million (5% of his worth) it would be good value in his eyes for the misery and p..s take he is inflicting on the area. It is totally malicious and great fun. His ideal scenario is to sell the club for a profit (getting rid of the best players) the year before we get relegated. That would be worth a few beers eh Mike?

  • 163 jimiley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Bent and/or some fat French guy starting wit G? Does it matter. It is a p..s take. Mike wants the last laugh.

  • 164 toon kk // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Thank god (not that I’m religious) we weren’t relegated last season, but who’s falt would it have been if we had been? You would think MA would make sure by strengthening we never get in that situation again.

  • 165 plana // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Old Bob@160 spot on this mythical Carr, never unearths any top young players. I think he is overrated. He spends all of his time watching games and these are the crap we are linked with.

  • 166 ToonDanno // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Geordiedan- nah just can’t be bothered with they keyboard abuse

  • 167 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Geordie Dan,
    He is claiming that the Cisse affair is a media driven campaign and that Cisse would be flying out on Saturday and a guy called Sydney Toon this morning told us it must be true Toon Danno said it !!!

  • 168 toonicle // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    No problem Roshan, should be fun!

  • 169 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    NU MAD have posted that link again trying to disgrace ED.

    Someones got it bad haha.

    Ahh me ribs, some proper sado’s out there. I hope they are not from the Toon. Total Embarrassments.

  • 170 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    I know I shouldn’t but i’ll give him a little attention to make him smile.

    Here you are lads:

    http://m.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/800303

  • 171 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Wonder if palace still want the old crockpot gosling now they have that highly rated Spanish lad?

    Danno
    Howay ya Jessie you got absolutely f all abuse, all you got we’re people questioning you, which, lets be honest when you come and say remy is a done deal then 2 weeks later still nothing people are going to question you!!!

  • 172 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I think I might be in the minority when I say this lad is the ‘something different’ we have been looking for up top. I quite like him, I know there is better out there, but, if we keep Cisse then this is the type of player he will link up well with, or the alternative, which is if Cisse goes, then Campbell or possibly Bent would feed off him well. He might not score great goals or be the quickest player around but with his back to goal and holding up the ball he is actually very good. He is also very good in the air. Gignac excites me, these types of players are hard to come by, those that link the midfield to attack or at least hold the ball up until the midfield can support. Explosive off the last defenders shoulder type strikers ie. Cisse and Bent are actually a dime a dozen out there and easier to come by.

    So for me Gignac is a no-brainer.

  • 173 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Toon Danno
    If you want to know what abuse is call your self something like Prison for Ashley
    You have continually spouted sh!te on here in the hope you get something right how can you claim go know people in the club when making ridiculous assumptions, you’ve had your five minutes, time is up, move on please.

  • 174 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Prodigy
    Is there a way to comment on the article or contact this mug?

  • 175 colwell // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    FFS City signing Jovetic their team is soooo good. Negrado,Jovetic,Aguero,Dzeko what a strike force.

    How we have fallen, the likes of Southampton,Swansea,Norwich,West Ham can all easily out spend us, whilst we try too snap up struggling teams bench players.

    Even worse is there actually a light at the end of tunnel?

  • 176 Tayls // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Not exactly PEA but I’ll take anyone right now haha. How good is Adam Campbell? Anyone who has seen him perform do you think he has what it takes to play with Cisse this season?

  • 177 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Colwell
    Don’t worry though mate are books look great like ffs

  • 178 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Tayls
    Your right mate he’s not pease he’s the pudding!

  • 179 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Unfortunately for ToonDanno he didn’t even guess one thing right.

    If you had of guessed something right you might of had a good run at the Itk lark, but you didn’t.

    Now go change your name and come back in a few days and start again.

  • 180 colwell // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    TADS

    Ha Very true that has cheered me up .

    .

  • 181 pizzicatochan // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    I want le Fondre!

    So where does that Ox rumor go? Ince? and whoever not French.

  • 182 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    On a side note
    Cardiffs owner looks plain effin scary!!!
    He’s like the bad guy out of Rambo 2!

  • 183 pizzicatochan // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    colwell, if Vuckic and the others could stay healthy, I think our squad is still stronger than the spenders. Vuckic is more of a number 10 then Ben Arfa in my mind. Instead, Ben Arfa should be playing a wide role.

  • 184 colwell // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    All the guys saying Bent would be a good signing, does it not matter that he is obviously a complete tw@t?

    Why is it that even though he scored goals at both Scum and Villa he was frozen out? He is lazy and hasn’t got his pace anymore.

  • 185 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Belfast
    You tell him!!! ;)
    Yeah you’d think the old ITK’s would have learned to be a bit more subtle rather than done deal!!!!

  • 186 GeordieDan // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    ToonDanno>

    Fair enough mate. To be honest I’d love to believe what you’ve said re: Remy and Bent but I’m beyond frustrated that NOTHING has happened yet.

    I had my hopes momentarilly raised when you came out with your news about the deal being 99% done about fortnight ago and now I doubt pretty much everything I read.

    Nothing personal mate. Just hoping for any glimmer of sanity breaking out at NUFC.

    To paraphrase,”Its the hope that kills you”. :(

  • 187 colwell // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    pizzicatochan

    To be fair mate Vuckic has never really impressed me when he has played, and for him to stay fit would be an absolute miracle.

    We have a good squad but we are not getting any stronger whilst the others are.

  • 188 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    My moneys on Bent to sign next week.

  • 189 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Anyone else watching the women’s Euro 2013 ? . The number 14 for France is a bit of alright :) , not to mention she has just rattled one in the top corner ;)

  • 190 Miguel // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Rob scanlon, the nufctv guy hasnt gone to portugal and isnt allowed to say why…

  • 191 Miguel // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Imminent transfer????

  • 192 remy D // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    190 odd comments of nowt

  • 193 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    @2goalTino – Not sure if you’re still on here but thank you, that was a much better clarification of the problem than I have seen anywhere else.

  • 194 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Pizzi
    Would love for vuckic to come good but we have this discussion on here every pre season
    We say this is his year he’s had time to recover he’s shaken off his injury and then bam, you see the headlines
    ” vuckic out for 6 months after drawstring snaps on his shorts ”
    The lad has the potential but is made of glass
    Sadly I don’t think he’ll shake his injury curse some things just aren’t meant to be!

  • 195 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I’d rather sign up TADS and J.Tudor than this ‘fella!

    Terrible in front of goal, work rate = shit, no speed – but can hold the ball up – my conclusion > we already have Shola!!!!

    This better not be thought of as Ba’s replacement.

    Danno – how is Remy coming along – still negotiating, with no offer made, no personal terms discussed or wage demands?

    ITD

  • 196 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Munster….Dare I say you miss reading the positive spin on things…even if you didn’t believe it? I’m taking a semi sabbatical, which ties in well with a hectic work schedule….I don’t appear to be missing too much though. Is that something I can thank the club for? Are they holding out on the new players for when I’m less busy? Top blokes wor Mike and Joe :)

    As for the rest of you…Has everyone completely lost their mind? It seems the last week that almost everyone has forgotten Ed’s simple rules for the blog…nice to see respect is at it’s best….good old silly season.

    Come on NUFC, give us a player, if you’re feeling really brave, maybe two?

  • 197 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Think of this as your dry run Danno.

    Come back under a new name and never make that done deal mistake again.

  • 198 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    tads,
    In all fairness to the Ashley apologists, at least we haven’t had ” he’s been good enough not to change our shirt colours ” or have we ????

  • 199 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Toon_Tom
    Mate I’m telling you I’d put benny to shame, I’m like a wizard on the ball! ;)

  • 200 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Remy D
    Thanks for the monumental contribution then that should really get the football chat going

  • 201 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Belfast @187…Big week selling the big issue mate?

  • 202 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Oi Ibiza
    Shut it !!!

  • 203 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    TADS the mercurial ;-)

  • 204 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Ibiza
    Back on your f***ing fence

    JFA
    I couldn’t guarantee that mate!

  • 205 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Isn’t it great Cashley hasn’t changed our strips to red and blue on a white background! :-)

  • 206 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    im getting less optimistic by the day lads against city with the signings there making. navas-negrado-jovetic.
    at least we have bent lined up as the new makem slayer. I just don’t understand if this target or gomis or gignac are our no 1 priorities, where is mashley really taking this club.
    remy for his faults would be a quality addition, as would de jong if there is any truth that we are actually in for him.

  • 207 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Jail…But…but…oh okay. Tough neighbourhood these days….might need some protection.

    So, is Joe “back to work” yet? He’s so secretive it’s almost like he’s not doing anything.

  • 208 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Cisse hasn’t pulled out of the Portugal trip, Newcastle United had already withdrew him from the squad travelling & the reason for this is to carry on negotiating regarding the sponsorship because the club, the PFA & the player can’t do this while he’s in another country especially when all parties want this resolved as soon as possible & there’s no point in Cisse travelling abroad to train by himself as he’s unable to wear the training clothing again due to the sponsors logo… The same was reported last week when it was stated he was made to train on his own when he returned on Friday, again not the case, he & a few other players(Cabaye, Santon & Debuchy) all arrived back a day earlier & instead of joining the squad did some light Gym work, Cisse was later in joining them because he attended another meeting earlier regarding the sponsorship

  • 209 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Taking a honey bath and chaining himself to a bee hive is too good for Jail! ;)

  • 210 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    TADS @ 198

    On the ball or balls? ;-) ( I jest)

  • 211 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Tads…Excuse me good sir, my fence does not pass wind. The cheek.

  • 212 jeff // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    this guy looks fat. cant see him playing on the left in a 4-3-3

  • 213 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Ibiza @198

    Where have you been, thatt’s been done already… think you should go back to your ‘hectic work’ again, you’ve not been missed! ;-)

  • 214 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Why the hell would I be selling the big issue ??

    Everybody knows I only sell the Belfast Telegraph

  • 215 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Beunos Tardes Ibiza,
    Toon Tom
    It’s JfA to you.

  • 216 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    KTBK
    I’ll tell you after you buy me dinner!

    Ibiza
    Lol how’s it going mate
    Apparantly JFK has been scouting talent down at the local kebab shop

  • 217 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Krul….I’m not sure which bit has been done already, but come on now, since when has this blog prided itself on originality? :)

    Anyway, let’s not start the evening by lying to each other. It’s okay, I’m here now, let’s not waste time with this charade.

    Give me some original news or something to laugh at in these dark times for nufc fans.

  • 218 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Toon Tom,
    Definitely used a similar one in the past.please try harder.

  • 219 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Jazzy – spot on!

    Due to our previous interest, talks and bid for Remy we should have made a per contract agreement on the last day of the season.

    He won’t go down for that incident so that can’t be the issue. It’s a no brainer. Release clause in which he is worth and he looked good for QPR and has “prem experience” even tho only a few hours ;)

    If the PEA malarkey is correct and we were willing to part with £15M – then throw 8M at QPR and give Carr an envelope containing £7M and his passport to go shopping.

    Danno -Remy update ? Whether you are infact ITK or simply a hairy 39 year old virgin painting figures between writing your updates I honestly want to know the latest. I love the hope you give us – even tho only 1% of me believes your BS

  • 220 The puppy formerly known as prince // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    This may be old and well seen by now but I thought it was funny.

    https://twitter.com/Craigynic/status/357916211956297729/photo/1

  • 221 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Belfast

    Don’t know how old you are but do you remember the aul lad in the city centre that sold papers and had that massive gulder ‘TELLLEEEEEE’

    my hero!

  • 222 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    http://images.teamtalk.com/09/08/800×600/AndrePierreGignac_2346580.jpg

  • 223 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Noah
    Did you post that on SSN as well, thought it was interesting when I read it
    If you don’t mind me asking how did you find out?
    It makes sense that they can’t sort the issue if he’s abroad but why the hell didn’t they start sorting this earlier!!!

  • 224 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    http://static.foot01.com/img/images/650×600/art/2011/Mar/19/cabaye-ne-cache-pas-sa-joie-de-rejoindre-les-bleus_68868_16929.jpg

    Looks a bit like they could be related.

  • 225 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    jeff,
    You’re about as Indian as bill, bob and ted

  • 226 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Tads…Can’t wait to see what he pulls out of the bag…I’m expecting a Doner, maybe a mixed?

    Belfast…Don’t flatter yourself, if people did know that, it’s quite probable they’d forget it fairly quickly.

  • 227 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Yes Krul I do remember him in Belfast with his we red stall shouting tellllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeee tellllllllllllleeeeee. lol

  • 228 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    JFA

    careful now, the racist card might come out, didn’t you know you could have an Indian called Bill, Bob or Ted! ;-)

    Anyway guys, I just came on for a while to fack around for a bit was bored… well guess that’s all, time for married bedtime *yawn*

    Hopefully some good news in the morning (re: NUFC not my sex life)

    Night yall

  • 229 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Jeffs about as Indian as joe kinnear

  • 230 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Jeff – you’re about as Indian as an Asda’s popadom

  • 231 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Belgast

    He was a true legend, imagine we could lend him to the Gallowgate to start the ‘ASHLEY OUT’ chants, they’d hear it in London!

    As I said… He is my hero! haha

  • 232 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Ibiza
    I’ve heard he’s looking at a spicy little number called chil lisauce
    Maybe his mate garlicmay onaise

  • 233 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    TADS & TT

    haha very good boys! ;-)

    but as I said, I’m away… Just when the craic gets started!

  • 234 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    toon tom
    I do believe pea was a genuine target as of January and most recently as you said 15 mill.
    so why have we not gone after any other player ??..I believe we could get remy and sackho in for that combined fee, and both would prove to be valuable additions to the squad

  • 235 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    KTBK
    Of course Belfast remembers him Belfast is him!

  • 236 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    My tuppence worth is that although we bid 15M for PEA is that we never had any intention of paying it as was proved with the Nzogbia bid and clubs must be getting wise to the fact that although we pay cash up front our negotiations must be getting tedious.

  • 237 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Jazzy P
    If we’re prepared to go to £15 mil there are soooooo many CF’s we could go for instead of bent and gignac!
    We seem to have a plan A then just skip to plan Z!

  • 238 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    TADS

    Their lies the reason why he posts a lot in CAPS! haha

    If he is then he’s my hero! :-)

  • 239 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I’ve always ignored the big issue sellers anyway, they all look like wronguns

  • 240 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Krul…Don’t let us keep you. Take it easy.

  • 241 Belfast // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    How do we actually know we bid 15 million ?

  • 242 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    tads no i just found it and thought i would post it incase people hadn’t seen it

  • 243 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    toondanno
    as I asked last night and many times before. how come you no of only the remy dealing when im sure nufc have there fingers in many pies !!!.
    not casting a doubt dude but it don’t ring true with me-sorry but gotta tell ya the truth.

  • 244 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    JFA
    On the plus side when dealing with transfers any club target or agent no longer has to speak to that foul mouthed little troll dekka anymore

    Now we have someone with a beautiful grasp on linguistics and a real class about him, a proper silver tongued charmer!

  • 245 ToonAsia // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Hi Ed, i think this guy is mocking your site
    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/this_guy_claims_wonga_want_rid_of_cisse_800303/index.shtml

    from your article
    http://www.nufcblog.com/2013/07/17/are-wonga-forcing-cisse-out-of-newcastle/comment-page-4/#comment-1101817

  • 246 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Belfast…When you say “wronguns” do you mean competition?

  • 247 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Noah
    Fair play mate was an interesting post be nice if the club could be bothered to make a statement!

  • 248 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Belfast
    it was confirmed by all parties concerned in the dealings.
    even Dortmund new of it and that’s why reacted straight away in case we pulled it out of the bag.

  • 249 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Ibiza @239

    Cheeky b1tch! ;-)

  • 250 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Do they have the big issue in Ibiza?
    Otherwise known as kinnears connections book

  • 251 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Please no to Gignac. Just a mediocre target man.

  • 252 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    toondownsouth
    seydou doumbia would be a mouth watering prospect for around the 15-20 mill mark.

  • 253 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Krul… :)

    Tads…No big issue over here. Makes you wonder what the hell I’m doing living here.

    Oh well, time to take the dog out for a walk. Have a good one lads.

  • 254 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    2goal tino – excellent previous post explaining the potential Cisse issues.

    Remy D ial -good post (not) what a dope.

    I think some of you lads are being a little hard on Toon Danno – it’s our new practice to give people another chance (just like Percy) -so let’s give him more time to give his ouija board another chance.

  • 255 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Newcastle are definitely in talks to sign gomis boys-confirmed by Jean-Michel Aulas !!

  • 256 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Tads,

    Nah, nee good for leaving comments mate.

    Apparantly in talks with Gomis then?

    Anyone got any background on him? What kind of striker he is? Value?

    Us and Villa, hmm, losing out to Villa if this is true would be daunting, yikes.

  • 257 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    toon-prodigy
    think kenwyne jones and your about there. mate.not the best cf by along stretch

  • 258 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Prodigy
    Gomis seems alright, nothing special imo not a massively overwhelming signing
    Just don’t get why we only scout the French league tbh much better players in other leagues especially in the CF market

  • 259 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    http://squawka.com/news/2013/07/08/why-bafetimbi-gomis-could-be-the-bargain-of-the-summer-transfer-scouting-report/2013070812800

  • 260 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Gomis is a “good” Ameobi.

    People compare him with Kenwyn Jones – but I’m sure that’s just part of a looky-likey thing ;)

  • 261 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I’d actually rather keep and play Shola than sign either of Gignac or Gomis.

  • 262 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    @259 agreed

  • 263 bills-son // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Krul, dont know much about Gignac but if he can hold the ball up and bring the midfield into play that is exactly the type of CF we need as you say.

    We are hardly known recently for signing shyte players for big fees so I’ll trust Carr who will have watched him live umpteen time over fans who have only seen the highlights on youtube.

  • 264 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    I’d take Bent for £5m simply as another option.

    Don’t want Remy, he’s the kind of player to come in and cause a disruption amongst the squad.

    Gomis and Gignac are shite.

    Siem de Jong is too good and too expensive.

    How about Gary Hooper? QPR in talks for less than £5m, he’s english, has a good goals record, no PL experience but I thought he was very good against Juventus last year so he has shown he can do it in big games against big clubs.

  • 265 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    metro reporting we still keen on Tomkins.
    west ham still want 10 mill, and they can want as well.
    we were linked with zouma for that price.and what a player he will be .

  • 266 plana // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    The crap we are being linked with. A big french Carthorse and a french Ameobi!

  • 267 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    If Rooney wasn’t leaving Man Utd – I would have loved Hernandez at the Toon but Moyes will obv want to keep ahold of him now.

    I’ve always rated Hernandez. One of my favourite players in the Prem outside of Newcastle. Quick, audacious, goal poacher, skillful and knows where the back of the net is. And for a little chick pea he has scored a few headers in his career!

  • 268 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    off topic-I see lee rigby’s killer has been smashed up in prison. who says there is no justice.
    keep it up lads, don’t let him have 1 minutes rest bite !!!!

  • 269 jeff // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Getting roast over a barbeque like a fat pork is to good for jail to ashley

  • 270 scout // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Jazzy
    When that news broke I couldn’t sleep for days I was so angry, poor lad. Absolute scum them two blokes.

  • 271 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    after looking on youtube I like gignac more than Gomis. Yet again record wise Gomis looks better. Not a big fan of either but Gignac looks like he can score from all over. Tho so does shola on youtube

  • 272 scout // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Just done a Man.u and qpr double, 9/4 and 6/1

  • 273 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Also just seen a interview with Joey Barton and Gignac he speaks quite good english. Seemed a nice guy.

  • 274 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    scout
    I don’t wish harm upon anybody but you have to make a stance against evil, that is the 2 b@stards that took one of our own.on our own soil at that !!

  • 275 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Toontime – so you would sign him up based on his vocabulary and social skills?

    Or were you talking about Joey? ;)

  • 276 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Hernandez is way too good to come to the toon, Champs League player easily – Real/Athletico if he ever left Man Utd

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we end up with Ben Arfa/Gouffran as our main striker until January.

  • 277 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Jazzy – same boat – don’t condone violence or even revenge usually. However certain scum deserve to feel the type if pain they gave to individuals and family members!

    ie – Rigby’s cowardly killers, child murderers, rapists and savilles!

    I’m other news – Remy and DeJong can’t get over Pardew’s line?

    Now TADS with the weather ….,,,,,

  • 278 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Toon_Tom
    Completely agree about Hernandez
    What an explosive little CF that lad is, great vision fantastic feet can score all sorts of goals from damn near anywhere would love to see this boy at the toon
    Still think he’s a realistic target!
    They still have RVP and the vastly overrated welbeck and if they sell Rooney the fans will demand a replacement
    Plus we know we’d be greeting a good player from manure for once because fergies not there anymore!!!

  • 279 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Cardiff’s owner Vincent kay-the poorest pl club owner has given there manager £25 mill to spend in this transfer window.
    mashley has just reported a record 40% profit= £207 mill for the year end to april and nufc haven’t seen jack sh@t of that yet.
    come on ash splash the cash…….remy-de jong-sackho would do for a starter.

  • 280 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    TADS – I’ve always banged on about him with friends and family. Love the type if player he is. I do believe he is underrated and underplayed with the Mancs and we would guarantee first name on the team sheet every week.

    He will still probably be on £70K+ per week tho I’d imagine? (Someone will confirm)

  • 281 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Anybody know if A.Madrid is giving Pizzi a chance this season? His loan-spell stats are awesome.

  • 282 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Jazzy – the crazy thing is tho – you never quite know with Ashley or the Toon. We could come to the end if the window with no1, or just Bent, or Just Gomis – but a very small part of me still holds hope that Ashley/Carr – JFK (cringe) will pull out a big signing.

    That’s the joys and nightmares of a toon fan unfortunately. However, where there is hope – there is also shattered dreams!

  • 283 scout // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Jazzy
    Totally understand mate, it really gets to me how casual people are over what actually happened. It’s hard to believe it was real.

  • 284 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Sazzer – Real Sociedad want him signed I think

  • 285 scout // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Gervinho is worth a go on the left side

  • 286 scout // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I reckon the first signing will rock the blog
    In a good way

  • 287 Tayls // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Hahaha the pudding! Love it

  • 288 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Gervinho? No thanks.

    Mertens – 10x better, similar transfer fee and cheaper wages.

  • 289 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Could always use Willo as a make shift centre forward.

  • 290 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    toon tom
    im as miffed as the next fan at present wandering which way mashley and his cronies are taking nufc.
    but it still hasn’t stopped me making the long trip up the a1 for most home games over the last 15 year. no matter which owner we have had in place

  • 291 jeff // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Willo as a striker? Lol no thanks. He cant even score when we always target him,to slow,no ball control. Terrible suggestion LMFAO

  • 292 nimo // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Funny thing with cisse is there’s more than 1 Muslim here benny and hairdryer noone else kicking a fuss, make of this what you will

  • 293 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    drewcessford.
    mertens has gone to Napoli I think mate !!

  • 294 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Jazzy – agreed. I have threatened, joked and tried to convince myself to give up the ticket on many occasions but I know I would never do it!

  • 295 Ian Toon // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Ruddy– Thanks for the welcome wagon message. I am still far too busy enjoying my free time in a glorious summer to join you on here.

    As i have repeatedly said what your all about is looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.

    Your a mature student.

    Your a mature student.

  • 296 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Ah crap I missed that one.

    Suppose at least Napoli are in CL.

    Not as bad as Bony signing for Swansea, I’d have taken him anyday.

  • 297 Goodfella // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Scout 286

    That’s what I’m thinking (wishing) :)

  • 298 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Anybody rate Marco Sau?
    12 goals – 37 shot 84 % shot accuracy last season.

    Jonathan Schmid (French right midfielder playing in Germany)- 11 goals 44 shots 70 %

    Messi 130 shots 68 %

  • 299 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Gignac impressive 105 shots

  • 300 Rooster // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Gomis is a class kid, after PEA went to Dortmund, he is next choice for me, scores goals left foot right foot good in the air and quick as you like and very good football brain, yes please but soon pretty please, I think we are all getting a wee bit agitated

    Also would not have a problem with Gignac coming in either, he has been watched for a long time,was terrific last season for Marsaille, and knows Sissoko from his Toulouse days, owt to knock bloody Shola down the pecking order, that lad just has to go, but he will know doubt see out the last year of his contract, cant really blame him but enough is enough, Campbell has to come through for that third spot if we sign a striker, and if CISSE goes then we need two strikers, Gomis and Gignac would do lovely, and to be honest I don’t like watching Cisse play football so I would not get to het up about it at all.

  • 301 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Slap in z £15m bid for Leandro Damaio.

    How much would Matej Vydra cost?

  • 302 t00ntime // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    @toon_tom No I’d buy him on based on vocabulary and my Dennis Wise scouting skills lol

  • 303 deano9988 // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Darren Bent’s signing for the toon is imminent according to Villa radio and Radio Newcastle

  • 304 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Drew – Vydra who was on loan at Watford?

  • 305 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Toon_Tom
    Why do they want him sold? At what price?

    He made 88 key passes almost as many as Totti, and had same shot accurarcy as Messi 68 % but half that many shots in shot in relegation team.

    He 23 years old – Left striker/winger

    Graham Carr should watch some full games of him. Maybe there is some major weakness in his attitude or something.

  • 306 Jamiemac // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    @GFN_France: APG is unwilling to go to Newcastle according to BeIN Sport. That’s where we leave you today. Night all.

  • 307 Toon_Tom // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Vydra banged in 25 goals (thereabouts) didn’t he?

    €8M

    Deano – I stated on here late last night that I was told Bent will be signed within 24hrs.

    Never claimed to be ITK but I know a man!

  • 308 drewcessford // Jul 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    They want Gomis sold because he only has one year left on his contract, is one of their highest earners and they need to sell cos they’re struggling financially.

    And yes Vydra who was on loan at Watford.




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