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Some Top Clubs Moving In For Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse

12:52 am, Sunday, July 21st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 70 Comments

Newcastle needed to bring in two strikers this summer, since the club have not yet replaced Demba Ba, who left Newcastle in January, so to say that the Magpies are bringing in Bafetimbi Gomis so that Papiss Cisse can then leave the club is simply not accurate.

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Papiss Cisse – clubs interested in the Newcastle striker

But that’s the news being reported by the Mirror today, and of course no agreement has yet been reached between Newcastle, Wonga and the player about wearing the Wonga insignia on his Newcastle shirt and training gear.

Rich Russian club Rubin Kazan are said ­to be leading the chase for the 28 year-old striker, but whether Cisse would want to play in Russia is a very good question, whatever money they are willing to pay him.

We still don’t know if the disagreement with Wonga will end up in Papiss Cisse having to leave the Tyneside club, since he has offered to wear a plain shirt or a shirt with a Charity insignia on it, but that has not been accepted by Wonga – not yet anyway.

Obviously Wonga want all of Newcastle’s squad to wear the Wonga sign, especially the iconic Newcastle number 9 worn by the Senegal striker.

Cisse’s agent Madou Diene, not too surprisingly supports the player’s stance in refusing to wear the shirt and had this to say to CNN:

“He feels that it is immoral.”

It would have to be more than just objecting to Wonga on religious grounds as to why Cisse is refusing to wear the shirt – Muslims are not allowed to gain from lending out money.

Cisse had no objection to wearing the Virgin Money insignia when he arrived on Tyneside 18 months ago from SC Freiburg, and Virgin Money obviously charge interest on its loans –  that’s one way financial institutions make money.

And of course his agent stands to make some big money if Cisse is sold this summer – so we wonder what Madou Diene is advising his client to do – we think we can guess. :(

In addition to Rubin Kazan – two more Russian clubs, Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi ­Makhachkala are interested in the player , as are top German club Borussia Dortmund and a few French clubs.

It will be a tragedy if Newcastle lose Papiss Cisse because of the Wonga sponsorship – and it’s certainly not a good start to the sponsorship deal.

But that’s what happens when you agree to go into partnership with a company that hardly has a good name in the UK.

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70 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Not only do wonga prey on the poor, enticing them to take money when they cannot pay it back, they also want to be racist and refuse someone who, on ethical grounds does not agree with the sponsor, their right of refusal. Hardly good publicity is it? If wonga was a person they would be locked up.

  • 2 lesh // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Aren’t we at risk of resurrecting the very debates that caused so much bad feeling a few days ago?

    History and water under the bridge but I wonder if anyone at she club even thinks about a impact assessment before implementing ideas, deals etc?

    Judging by recent and not so recent events while Newcastle United has been under Mike Ashley’s ownership, it would seem not!

    That’s almost baby school level of management training!

  • 3 darrylwe // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Wonga has never had as much publicity as they do now. If they let him wear a charity shirt every time he scores the Wonga thing will be mentioned in the press. Can’t see them getting as much coverage if Shola scores!

  • 4 sparky55 // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    ED…He’s not going because of the wonga sponsorship…he’s using that as excuse…he’s going because pardew is a cabbage and he doesn’t fancy being a George Reilly because he’s simply not equipped to be that sort of player.

    Pardew is to blame for Cisse and Cabaye going…with a least one more purple to go before the end the window.

    Pardew is the cancer and he needs to be removed with immediate effect

  • 5 09nufc09 // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    If any of these top teams watched him last season they wouldnt want anything to do with him, he was missing sitters, couldnt control the ball and was always offside. Some of his runs were embarassing, he would run beyond the last defender and then ask for the ball and complain when people didnt pass to him. So frustrating to watch, Its as if he dosent know what the offside rule is.

  • 6 djm... // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    His runs are actually pretty good, all strikers are pushing the limits of the offside but our team creates less chances for cisse so it looks like he’s offside a lot more often than others.

  • 7 djm... // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    I don’t see how wonga can be accused of racism in this matter either and it would surely be in their best interests to let him not wear it.

  • 8 Ginger // Jul 21, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Mbabu wearing the new home strip, looks nice:

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Jul 21, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    We may yet see “the good people at Wonga” galloping over the horizon to the rescue and agreeing that Cisse can wear a charity logo.
    Just like they came to the rescue of SJP – and “allowed” the name to be reverted back to the original name. What good people they are. (not)
    I do not like Wonga – but the situation can be rectified by them – and not by Cisse – who in my opinion occupies “the high ground”.
    Cisse in my opinion is currently suffering discimination by the Toon – I am confident the Equality Act 2010 and Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights will have primacy over employment contracts in respect of religious beliefs.
    Another own goal by the Toon. Our PR s absolutely shocking and amateurish. I would not blame Wendy Taylor at the Club -she probably has never been consulted with the recent debacles at the Toon or her input discarded. Absolutely shocking state of affairs.

  • 10 Jonny // Jul 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    So we lost 3-1 to rio ave? Absolute bol***ks

  • 11 jamesnufc86 // Jul 21, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    Cisse is simply doing what he feels morally right. We all knew Cisse was a particular hardcore Muslim when he joined, him and Demba. I think the critisim flying his way is abit unjust , Britain is a secular nation , it’s hard for us to adapt to any different way of thinking. Cisse is simply doing what he feels morally and religiously obligated to do. So pointing fingers here just doesn’t work. Btw – I believe when u die you rot in the ground

  • 12 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 21, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Really hoping that this issue gets sorted! Despite what many on here think I believe Cisse is a fantastic, instinctive poacher. He finishing is brilliant and often innovative.

    Yes he is often offside but so are players like David Villa, Defoe, Benteke (more than Cisse!!) etc. I think the players just need to play the ball very early which is what he likes- a bit like Torres in that regard.

    This whole situation is an absolute minefield of problems. Surely if he believes the club is earning money through an ‘immoral’ organisation then surely he should be returning his wages?

    I really like him and really hope he stays. Especially if Darren Bent is even considered as a signing!

  • 13 jamesnufc86 // Jul 21, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    @12 – really nice post too read. Cisse apparently sends 50% of his wages back home. His Muslim faith is hardcore, and won’t be wavered, every man and all that but… I honestly wouldn’t be upset if he left. When Andy Carroll left , that was painful for me, Cisse…. Na

  • 14 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 21, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    But I think the situation in terms of the squad needs Cisse even more than we needed Carroll back then.

    I’ve seen no evidence that we’d buy a player any where near the calibre of Cisse if he was sold. I reckon Darren Bent is a huge way off Cisse and his attitude is also far worse.

    Same with Gomis. I realise he’d be bought as a target man (for more of Pardew’s favourite ‘tactic’) but I’ve always found him very frustrating to watch, a little like Adebayor but a far less consistent touch.

    I like Cisse as a player but it’s more the situation that makes him such a “must keep”.

  • 15 pbandj // Jul 21, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Haha big clubs Ed.. you make me laugh at least…
    There is a reason no one really wants Cisse.. anyone that watched him last season saw how bad of a striker he really is.. He missed more chances than any other player and 80% of the time he was misplaced… He is a mediocre striker at best.. let him leave for the 9 we paid for him and good riddance…

  • 16 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 21, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    @pbandj – So who exactly are we playing up front next season? Ameobi? Gomis? Do you really think they are better finishers than Cisse?

  • 17 thai-mag // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    I’ve just watched the low lights of the game last night, how many were in the crowd, 3 men and a dog what I could see. In Bangkok Man U played in front off a 50,000 sell out crowd last week, it was on TV here and it was a good competitive game, it’s also a sellout for the Liverpool game next week and we are p***ing about in Portugal and Scotland, what a joke the Toon have become. I here Pardews excuse for last night was all his players were tired with all the training they’ve been doing, god help when the season starts proper

  • 18 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Cabaye can go for 15 mil. but this guy is an absolute rough gem of a player. Hope this is just a story.

  • 19 pbandj // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    @ gonufc, Ameobi is certainly not better, however there are many strikers out there that are much better finishers than Cisse. Just watch him he uses no control when he strikes the ball, the ones that do go inn are often more because of luck than finishing skills. As I said there is a reason why none of the better clubs in Europe wants Cisse he had half a good season last year he was mediocre and prob missed more chances than any other striker in the league..

  • 20 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    You are surely watching someone else mate

  • 21 JAMSHA // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    enough of this bulshit… if da lads doing over just sell him…. his just a 1 season wonder

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    I am not going to comment on religion on here since I am not religious and I think religion is a private matter that has no place in the public fora!

    …the Cisse/Wonga debacle will be dealt with I am sure and we just have to wait and asee that haapens. No point taking the moral high ground it is not becoming!

    Anyways…any news on the transfer front or what the hell the selfcrowned “Fisher King” keeper of the Holy Grail is doing?

  • 23 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    21 goals in 50 appearances, a few legitimate ones not counted, with terrible service. Sell him!

  • 24 nut meg // Jul 21, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    We don’t need Cabs,Pardew doesn’t play with a MF………last season proved that lol. Be prepared for more of the same..jeeezzz

  • 25 check the toastie // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    I hate being attached to this f#cking football club, it has to be the most infuriatingly f#cked up football club in the world.


  • 26 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Not sure what you mean Nut meg.
    I am just not convinced about Cabaye, he disappears too often, and is one of those players who would not be substituted. For 15 mil we could buy two exciting wingers and his role can be taken by Anita-Marveaux.

  • 27 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    One thing is sure. We are still fielding players who should not even be close to the first team. Of course, for the elephant in the room, refer to comment #25.

  • 28 pbandj // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    @cyprus , Think you need your glasses checked!.. there’s a reason Cisse figures on Opta’s worst striker list last season with a chance conversion of 11%, That made him on par with Andy Carroll, and Franco Di santo. Cisses accuracy was 41% only Carroll had a worse record than that.. (even Carlton Cole had 52%)… So i dear say I’m not mistaken in saying Cisse is mediocre at best…

  • 29 cyprus // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    respect to your stats, dude. Still think he’s world class, a player who in the right set up can score an impossible amount of goals.

  • 30 89Norcal // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Cisse did well at Freiburg and well in his first season with us. I don’t think it’s coincidence one of his poorer seasons was in a rag-tag side with low morale and poor tactics. He has also been a little self defeating.

    But it is a wonder how he couldn’t score with that brilliant service from Jonas.

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    You sad fuskers, the knives are already out for our hapless manager while the man controlling the purse strings seemingly is a victim in this charade, and according to sparky 55 Pardew has made the decision to not sign anybody and also negotiated the deal with w@nga, interesting.

  • 32 nut meg // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    I was joking that we didn’t need any MFs cos Pardew doesn’t use them …………………as in 50/60 hoof lol. Shouldn’t laugh but .

  • 33 Ben3arfa // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    I see we’ve been linked with Saber Khlifa this morning . Good player with amazing speed .

  • 34 jonobbad // Jul 21, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Why is it that when i talk to friends who are not nufc fans, they agree with me but all nufc fans think its ridiculous.
    Barclays and Virgin have a lot more to them than loans. Cisse could use the banking services provided and never touch a loan. With wonga, all they do is loans.
    IMO its a massive difference and one i can accept.
    And unless there are any muslim readers out there, none of you can pretend to have a clue about it.
    I actually am not bothered if he leaves or not but i dont think its about more money.
    Just my personal opinion which is as valid as the hundreds of ‘Cisse wants out’

  • 35 Dannyo // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Reading some of these comments, I don’t know how you even dare take the words Newcastle United into your mouths.
    Absolutely horrible supporters a few of the people on here.
    Has no business talking about the club.

    Check the Toastie is one of them, absolutely shambolic. I don’t know why you even bother.

  • 36 Tsunki // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I dont think its on purely moral grounds Cisse is objecting, or h would have made his feelings known all the way back when the Wonga deal was struck. No, this comes up in the close season, right after the rags have come up with the prophecy, and the agent then fulfils it. You could say that a couple of things have gone wrong here, one being the club’s negotiating of the Wonga sponsorship being very poorly researched, seeing as quite a raft of non-muslim people as represented here object to buying Wonga shirts, they should have wondered how it would pan out in-house. Second, the media for propagating these ideas so agents can use them as leverage (perhaps the agents ‘spilled’ the story in the first place?). I think it would be prudent of the club to offer him a charity logo shirt and call his bluff, then publish the result for all to see.

    I hope Papiss does his research on his next club though, interesting to see who it is and who sponsors them…

  • 37 check the toastie // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Dannyo – if now is not the time to complain and voice frustration, when is that time? After we have gone down? We should have gone down last year under Pardew, there is absolutely no reason to believe anything has changed since.

    You are clearly looking forward to another year of Gutti and Tiote and listless performances. We are going down under Pardew and he should have been sacked 6 months ago.

    People should boycott the club until the useless f#ck in charge gets in a proper manager.

  • 38 Dannyo // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    check the toastie
    It’s not about differences or who you like and who you dont.
    It’s about the shit you spout.

    “I hate being attached to this F’ing football club.”
    “We should boycott the club.”
    “it has to be the most infuriatingly f#cked up football club in the world.”

    Are you 12 years old?! What person with a sensible head on his shoulders spouts that crap?
    It’s all your words, you say all the nonsense, you don’t given an inch of thought to any consequences, you write like a child having a temper tantrum.

    There’s no reason to believe that anything has changed? Jesus man, you’re completely and utterly incapable of taking an objective view. You are an absolute disgrace and the way you “express” yourself is horrible. Absolutely horrible.
    You’re probably right tho, I don’t understand either why you affiliate yourself with this club.

  • 39 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Divint woory lads n lasses Barcelona are looking for a new manager – could it be Laudrup or Vilas Boas then Spurs or Swansea will put in a bid for Pardew

  • 40 SeanNufc87 // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Sparky55, check the toastie.

    You really are beyond negative little krettins.

    I apologise for the insult I just thought id let you know how I feel about you, to break up the monotony of you telling everyone your delusions about pardew.

    Morning all.

  • 41 TheToonKing // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    F3ck Cisse, he’s excuse is the worst i heard in my life. Wonga is not to blame here or Pardew, Cisse is being an 1diot.

    This lame excuse and the fact that he was absolutely useless last year makes me want to just see him gone.

    Do everything to keep Cabaye and sell this simple minded m0oron.

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    I take it you have first hand knowledge ofthe circumstances of this fiasco.

  • 43 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    New owner please.
    Ashley is wrecking this club.

    This preseason is a bigger joke than the last two and they were terrible.

    Cisse is better than Gouffran and Ameobi and we’re losing him because of Wonga?

    Pardew was shown to be completely useless last season and it looks like nothing has changed.

    We need to get rid of the lot of them.

  • 44 TheToonKing // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    I don’t have full knowledge at all, but even the fact that this is an issue is outrageous.

    A professional footballer getting paid millions, being watched by millions, carrying the pride and responsability of a 100 years of tradition doesn’t want to play because he doesn’t like the kit ? It’s like Ronaldo saying he’s not playing for Madrid anymore because he doesn’t want to play in white. Come on man….

  • 45 thai-mag // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    shola injured, now if jonas got to injured to, that would be a huge improvement on last season already

  • 46 TheToonKing // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Aaaaand Cisse had no problem with Virgin Money, Barcleys premier league, northern rock, all doing the exact same thing Wonga does. Cisse is a hypocrite and an 1diot. Sell him.

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Just ten fans travelled to Portugal yesterday to watch us play with a € 3 admission fee, I wonder why that could be.I think we’ll see cut price season ticket deals way before December.

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    I think you should wait until either the club or Cisse issue a statement before labelling the man a greedy hypocritical moron.

  • 49 TheToonKing // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Nope, my opinion is formed. :)

  • 50 Premiership Manager // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Can’t believe some of the comments on here. Two years ago, according to most “experts” on here, Cisse was the best striker to wear a No 9 shirt scoring some of the best goals seen in the EPL, now after one bad season he is crap and we should sell him?


    Carroll was superb for us and Cisse has been superb for us but some fans just seem to be so fickle and have no idea of reality.

    Take Wonga and religion out of the equation and look at the last two seasons. Without Cisse we would not have been in the top ten but we finished 5th and qualified for Europe. If we’d sold him following his first season the price would have had to be in excess of £25M for us to even consider it.

    Last year was a disaster. We could not field the same team twice, we were hampered by injuries and couldn’t pass the ball or retain possession.

    Cisse was playing upfront on his own and his support when it came on was HBA who scored one or two spectacular goals but also cost us goals when he lost possession because he couldn’t make a simple pass.

    Cisse did have a shocker however if you look at his movement and work rate he was all over the pitch which is not what you want from a forward but without support he had no option.

    He did miss some sitters and did at times look out of sorts however when we really needed the goals to stay up he delivered and that for me is what counts. He was playing in a very poor team and scored when it counted – Without him we would have gone down.

    With a good team Cisse is a world beater however I would not write him off after one poor season in a team that failed to deliver.

    Cisse isn’t the problem at the club and if players like he and Cabaye leave the alarm bells should be ringing as there are bigger problems at the club than those in the dressing room

  • 51 Toon_Tom // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Beat Motherwell and everyone was talking good things, with good prospects. Lose last night and now it’s “Cabaye Out” “Cisse out”

    Some of you lot are terrible supporters.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Mike Ashley
    Please please please please please please please just sell up
    Just sell up and fcuk off as quickly as possible
    You have not attachment to the club, no passion, no interest
    It’s not Sports Direct you’d not going to turn a quick buck so please do as everyone wants you to do just fcuk off

  • 53 Yohan Kebab // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    last night showed that our youngsters dummett and alnwick are not good enough yet,

    taylor and yanga cannot play together

    anita and cabaye probably need a third physical presence alongside them

    all things it is good to learn pre season

    i still think vuckic is the only one of our youngsters that should be near the first team

    apparently santon had a good game but he was utterly spanked for the second goal

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Premiership Manager

    Absolute bollox
    Demba Ba fired us into Europe cisse came in when we were flying
    You can’t say fans are fickle with no sense of reality then blindly ignore the fact that we were well on course for Europe thanks to ba when cisse came in

  • 55 SeanNufc87 // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM


    No, no its nothing at all like that, and I assume you know this, if not your rather narrow minded to suggest Ronaldo not liking the colour white is the same as sponsoring something that directly goes against your faith. And virgin and barclays dont just do loans they have other services, wonga dont.

  • 56 lesh // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    A good morning to all and it’s refreshing to see that Ed’s request for moderation of some comments has gone unheeded – by some!

    But, the article’s subject may have invited them!

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    We are being run like a joke, a comedy sketch, we had an MD who banged on about stability in justifying keeping despite a top five finish arguably our worst manager in recent historty , who himself has now resigned, the snippets of information we did get about our plans have now been replaced by a man who looks like he has been officially banned from speaking to the press, which leaves us as fans with the only indication as to whats happening at the club is the next disastrous PR stunt.

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    It was said at the time when Ed made the request that when you put up articles that are heavily based around someone’s religious beliefs then you will get religious debate!

  • 59 DubaiMicky // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    So we’re now allowing the tale to wag the dog.

    We should sell him, no way can an employee tell a company how to run their business. He wants a move it’s obvious.

    And just for clarification, making a profit on money lending is not illegal (I live in an Islamic Country), however charging interest is. There is a subtle difference in that one (profit) is fixed, interest is not.

    So if Wonga loans you £100, and you agree to pay back £120 that’s fine, doesn’t matter about the length of time, you can be six months late in paying it back, it doesn’t alter the amount you owe.

  • 60 Blofal // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Cisse is deadly with good service. He scored a bag full on arrival then Pardew put him out on the wing the next season where he lost his confidence.

    Once Ba left and Cisse was put back in his natural position as striker it took him a while to get his confidence back and eventually he did, scoring numerous last mintue goals for us and having a number disallowed. All this whilst Pardew persisted with long ball tatics that didnt suithis style of player and terrible service from our midfield.

    People who say he is average need a slap in the face. The man is an aboslute gem who when confident in a decent team that plays to his strengths can tear an opposition apart with his opportunistic goals. Hopefully Vuckic can work his way into the team because he seems one of the few players we have that can pick out a pass.

  • 61 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    If our players played to a system which got the best out of them and their individual skills, you would see a big difference in movement, confidence, performance and end product.

    Not much point in slating some of the players like Cisse for his goal ratio. When for over half a season he was playing right wing and for later periods of the game was substituted for Shola, meaning he got even less minutes. Not to mentioned the dreadful service.

    Tactics must be in place, understood and be effective for those players to put in a good combined team performance.

    That rarely happens with us. We are disjointed because we are playing football which is ultimately tactically poor, and alien to our technical players.

  • 62 TheToonKing // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    @SeanNufc87 yes, exactly the same thing as Ronaldo not wanting to wear white and play for Madrid.

    Cisse is not saying that that club should renounce to the Wonga sponsorship, he just doesn’t want to wear the shirt with Wonga on it. It’s childish, this whole thing is.

    Faith should not even be a factor.
    Like I said before, the entire club, fans, city is counting on him , he’s being paid millions and is potentially the variable that takes us down or to the Champions leagues, forming history and all that. And he doesn’t want to play because he’s shirt has a logo on it that he doesn’t like ??!! Outrageous, i’d show him the door in a heartbeat, it shows total lack of respect towards the club and fans.

  • 63 jazzyp // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    morning all-been away for weekend and just logged into the same old same old.i understand people have differences of opinion but why come on here to spout crap about the club you love. if you detest nufc that much go support someone else and take your frustration out on them.

  • 64 musomag // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Good morning people.

    Squabbling in the ranks again I see.
    Personally I’m very concerned about the match result in Portugal last night and not looking forward to playing against the Premiership’s top four this season. I’m not going to name and shame players or point the finger of blame solely at Pardew, Ashley or Kinnear; that’s as pointless as the endless transfer speculation over the past six months.

    It is so easy to identify a variety of valid problems with the club as there are a host of them to choose from. Agreed, it is very painful and frustrating for us to watch both the goings on and the football we are having to endure at this time. We are all entitled to voice our opinions and we are understandably angry but it’s pointless attacking each other on ‘fan’ forums.

    We could do worse than attempt to focus our energy on putting things right. If there is some way we can stop the rot by taking positive action then I would be genuinely interested in getting involved.

    Q1- Is there anything we as NUFC supporters can REALLY do about the situation with our hometown team, the management or the clubs owner?
    Q2- Do we actually have any influence, rights or power as supporters?

  • 65 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Good Morning All!

    Lets put this into Prospective here!

    We are talking about a Pre-Season Friendly here eh!
    But, the way some of you are going on, you would think, that its the end of the season and we just got relegated !

    I seem to remember Ed posted a piece last week about bad Language, and respect for other users! Some are still disregarding that Post?

    I believe, that if Cisse wants to leave us for his religious believes, and the shirt-sponsor then he should be sold to the highest bidder. Virgin is a financial institution too and he had no problems with it then?
    If he won,t play in the shirt, then lets sign a better player who will.
    There are believeit or not, better players out there than Cisse ! Its a shame because he,s a good player but, this whole situation is dangerous for the stability at the club !

    Sell Him !

  • 66 miggy // Jul 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Maybe this was ashleys plan all the time to get wonga on board kick up a fuss and give wonga the publicity it needs even if it is bad publicity it all boils down to t wonga pardew out aswell another dire performance altho a pre season friendly signs of last season still rearing its ugly head

  • 67 lesh // Jul 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    toonarwmydownsouth @58

    You’re correct in saying that religion-based debate can be expected at times but what I was alluding to was that intolerance of some posters’ views was evident in the tone of others’ responses.

    But, that’s religion, like politics, an emotive subject best kept out of pubs and sports forums.

    But still, it’s all part of life’s rich pageant. Hey ho.

  • 68 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    I can,t understand why Ashley swapped spnsors from Virgin to Wonga in the first place?

    Or maybe i do: ‘Money’ ! and Profit, the man i think is driven by greed, and could well wreck a successful Footy club in his quest for riches and wealth !

    Oh well !

  • 69 Lee Dodd // Jul 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    If we sack pardew it will only get worse. HARFORD or FAT JOE … Do we want them 2 Muppets … Now Lets Get real Here Guys !!!! WONGA we all hate them but they brought back ST JAMES PARK. Took Down SPORTS DIRECT . Brought The Gates Back . They Seem to Like the Fans were Ashley Hates Them . If he had his way we could all sod off all he wants is sports direct everywear for advertising his Company.

  • 70 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    This is a Football Forum?

    Not a Religious One !

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