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GREAT NEWS – Cisse And Newcastle Resolve Wonga Dispute

3:39 pm, Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 355 Comments

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has finally agreed to wear the club’s Wonga-sponsored shirt, despite his religious beliefs – and that’s fantastic news for Newcastle United.

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Papiss Cisse - agrees to wear Wonga shirt – great!!

Cisse is a Muslim and did not travel to Portugal for the club’s pre-season tour,  because  he had not agreed to wear the Wonga insignia on religious grounds, but the good news is he has now agreed to wear the shirt and the training gear.

Under Sharia law Muslims are not allowed to profit from lending out money, and that was the basis for his religious dispute, but our last sponsor was Virgin Money and they do the same thing, loan money out for interest, but Cisse wore the Virgin Money shirt.

And probably the thing that helped sway the Senegal striker, were the recent photographs of him gambling at a Newcastle casino, and of course gambling is against Sharia law too.

And our poll on whether he had damaged his case by his gambling, showed that a high 92% of  Newcastle fans thought he had damaged his case against  wearing the Wonga shirt – and that may have even helped too, because i shows he was getting precious little support from the fans.

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There’s no doubt his stated position eroded quickly once the gambling photos came to light, but hey, we are not going to harp on about it now – we’re just so pleased he’s staying at Newcastle United – because he can be a fantastic striker.

The news has been leaked but is not yet official, but we expect Newcastle to announce the news  today.

Now to get Gomis and Remy through the door, to assist Papiss in smashing in those goals for us next season. :D

It’s over to you Joe Kinnear.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Pre-Season · Sponsors · Strips





355 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Damn 13 minutes and 58 seconds out DAMN!

  • 2 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    It cannot have been religious grounds. He cannot be that strict as he gambles. I suspect it was just moral.

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Come on Ed your slipping ;)

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Wait a minute….How come Ed hasn’t done an article of rainrix reverting back to a small r….why wasn’t I notified?

    Who’s in charge around here?

  • 5 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Rainrix.

    Thats just not good enough. Go outside now and disembowel yourself. Twice.

  • 6 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    The next question is will joe take credit?

  • 7 believeintoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    at last, great news!

    now get Gomis,Remy,Sinclair and will be perfect pre-season

  • 8 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    business as per usual ,nowt new

  • 9 Tinman // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydF8_mNzMdc

    Easy to forget how good HBA actually is since he hardly plays.

    From 0:37 to 0:47 – if that doesnt make you laugh I dont know what will. Bet I was furious at the time

  • 10 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Why isnt there an article on ibizas outrage at there being no rainrix article??

  • 11 Toon_Tom // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Obviously not down to his religion beliefs but enough if this – glad it is over with. Now it’s down to JFK to source a couple of partners for Cisse as apposed to a replacement.

    Let’s not discuss religion anymore as we have all learnt it gets a bit feisty in here!

  • 12 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Great news!

  • 13 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    actually it will not make any difference ed.
    I don’t both posting much as the blog is filled with miserable negativity most of the time.
    I myself might be glad this is sorted but if bookies ever did odds on what the reaction would be I can see them giving odds of 1-5 for negativity and 5-1 for positivity as for netrual 50-1.

    what is going to happen now is they will use this as a way to start getting negative as though we are certain to not get another striker.

  • 14 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Well, outrage might be a bit strong like. Slightly curious is probably a little closer. Not bothered in the slightest is likely the most accurate.

    It’s an outrage. Capitals out!

  • 15 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    and a keeper alnwick not up to it

  • 16 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Toon_tom

    Do not say feisty. It id against my religious beliefs. You evil biggot :D

  • 17 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    First smile I have had about Newcastle in ages, glad this is sorted now on to other business

  • 18 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Lower case in!

  • 19 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Ibiza
    Lol yeah I know mate
    A couple of players would probably lift the morale of the fans and the players but lets be honest there are still some deep seeded issues within the set up of the club!

  • 20 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Markaccus… Unfortunately due to a debilitating condition called being human i am only able to disembowel myself once before i come down with a bad case of death. Will disembowelling a tramp and then myself suffice?

    Ibiza…. Speaking of which hows the search going for back by popular demand? I miss that prefix. No doubt it was horribly disemboweled by markaccus.

  • 21 Tinman // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Alright then.
    Hands up who didnt actually read the article?
    C’mon now, don’t be shy!

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Rumors has it Cisse will wear
    both the Wonga and the Aspers
    insignia ;-)

    So Ibiza…Köstritzer?

  • 23 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Great news for who exactly?

  • 24 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Ibiza…. Not bothered in the slightest? Im offended. In joes famous words……..

    You’re a c*** :)

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Yo
    Agreed
    Now the club should be going all out to strengthen the squad and support pardew for the new campaign

  • 26 djm... // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    With cisse staying we should now be pushing the boat out to sign two top quality attacking midfielders to actually get the ball to him. He hardly ever misses games and will score 20+ with the right service, so we could be sorted for strikers. A young right back and maybe a young goalkeeper in the mould of a 16yr old krul and we would have had a good window.

    The likes of gomes won’t be happy playing back up and is not as good as cisse. They won’t play together as neither is in the mould to play either side of a front three.

  • 27 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    We all know Hatem is a GREAT individual player, BUT he is also an intelligent passer of the ball. He does look up to see options before starting off on a run. Problem last season was, and also in the Pacos friendly is, we are so STATIC. No off the ball movement, every player standing beside his marker.

    AP, improve players off the ball runs please. Nothing super smart, just instruct players to run into space.

  • 28 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Rainrix

    Death is no excuse. And tramp disemboweling is prohibbited under section 12c of the Geneva convention.

  • 29 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Support Pardew? Seems to be the last thing on our clubs mind

  • 30 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    WOOHOO!

    Like a new signing!

  • 31 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Wahey….Jesper made it! Congratulations buddy! It took three threads, but I can finally say, i don’t know mate, never seen it over here, but I shall keep an eye out.

    Tinman…I don’t see many hands up, could this idea be flawed?

    rainrix…Not well at all mate.It would seem my popularity only exists in a sarcastic sense. Still, it did seem to work well at p*ss*ng some people off. I’ll have to work on a whole new way of doing that now…where to begin?

    tads…We shall see mate, I personally have high hopes of Joe sorting out every problem, ever.

  • 32 Jamseyd24 // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I love Cisse, He will score 20+ this seaon. lol I hope im right, Anyway time to push on, send Shola out the door now and get a few more attackers in and we will be ok.

  • 33 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    @djm dont bve crazy man! If Cisse is injured we are royally screwwed. We need a bankable striker in no matter what!

  • 34 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Viv, he can keep this irrelevant banter up for hours!

  • 35 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Markaccus…. Ah but if you read section 12d you’ll see its allowed as long as it is done while riding a horse whilst also wearing a thong made out of cats teeth. Also you have to sing God save the Queen in Japanese during the act.

    I’ll just saddle up shergar.

  • 36 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    And Pardew is partially right when he said we bossed the game in the 2nd half. Thing is we mostly side and/or backpassed and the Portuguese were too disinterested to close us down.
    The ones who looked good were Gouffran and Vuckic.

  • 37 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Yes the penny is starting to drop pal.

  • 38 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Ibiza…. I can suggest a couple of topics if you need some assistance starting another blog kerfuffle?

  • 39 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    plana…We can’t all keep up to your spectacular standards.

    Anyway, to touch on the one comment you appear to have made over the past 3 threads that has anything to do with anything other than putting me down….”good news for who?”

    I would say, seeing as he is the best striker at our club, it’s good news for pretty much everyone connected with the club. I do look forward to you educating me on how that is wrong though.

  • 40 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    MISTER TUFF

    I wrote 2 poems, both were well received. which are you on about.

    Yes it was Re Sign as in he is like a New signing.

  • 41 swemag // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Finally some good news.
    Happy to see Vuckic back and doing good it seems, questions is, if we get more strikers in, where does he get a chance?
    He will be a late sub every league game and start in the cup games?

  • 42 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    See Sayyyy!!!
    At NUFC, every silver lining has a cloud :P

  • 43 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I can just hear Hardpoo now:

    “It’s great to have Cisse back, he’s like a new player to us. The dispute has gone on for some time, but it’s great to finally get this one over the line.”

  • 44 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Rainrix.

    In the latest issue, 12d has been amended to include that it is only applicable on the forth wednesday of a month with an ‘r’ in it.

  • 45 rossi // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    come on joe one good signing now and your in

  • 46 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    @swemag I think that would be the way to go initially. We need to handle him with care, considering his injury record. Once he goes ~half season fully fit, and also making impact, we should give him starts against the likes of Hull, Palace etc at CAM.

  • 47 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Ibiza, paranoid are what?

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Ibiza…if you cannot find it I’ll send you a bottle ;-)

    …best beer in the world!

    Now the Cisse Wonga/Aspers debacle is sorte can we please sign some players?

  • 49 thai-mag // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    cisse will wear the wonga shirt and will give 4485% on the pitch next season

  • 50 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    rainrix…I am informed that I can keep such things up for hours, but I am always open for suggestions.

    Hit me with your knowledge.

  • 51 djm... // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Titan… Maybe you are right, but a gomes wouldnt be happy playing second fiddle. if we did sign a PEA/remy and a de Jong type player, then they could play up there and offer somethig different to cisse, as well as Campbell, gouffran, at a push HBA, and shola as a last resort. The gouffran, marveaux and vuckic would slot into the attacking midfield.

    Sign the right two attacking players and we would be sorted for a starting 11 and a quality back up in each position.

    DISCLAMER- I know PEA has joined Dortmund and de Jong is most likely staying at Ajax. I mean these are the types of player we should look at.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Ibiza
    In that case I’m looking forward to joe signing up remy whilst solving world poverty!!!

  • 53 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Think with this news, we’ll only be signing 1 ST and the 2 most prominent names, as we all know, are Gomis and Remy. Think if there can be assurances that Remy won’t be charged and a clause in his contract as a caveat should he be, then Remy will be the primary target, due to him already having his feet under the table in English football and his versatility

    Any other incomings I think will be wholly depend on outgoings, aside from Gosling.

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Jesper…I like the idea of a delivery service ;)

    Not sure, I bet Joe is pretty tired after sorting out the Muslim faith the past week. Maybe next week.

    plana…Not sure, what are paranoid?

  • 55 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Well done to Pappa Joe for getting this issue resolved – your a legend!!

  • 56 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Paranoid defo!

  • 57 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    @48 Thai Mag. Doffs cap…. very good sir! ;-)

  • 58 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    *dependant

  • 59 keel // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    somehow I think this was a way to get advertisement for Wonga

  • 60 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    @50

    Them players wouldn’t come to a team languishing in the bottom half of the EPL, with no European competitions, no change of silverware.

    Someone said it earlier, and I agree, some fans need to get real and just take note of the position the club is in, we can’t make marquee signings anymore due to financial implications, geographical implications and the fact that we just ain’t as good as we used to be.

  • 61 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Thai… :)

  • 62 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    For the sake of the betterment of this blog, can everyone just ignore Plana, Jeff and Viv?

    The 3 knackerteers.

  • 63 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Markaccus… Ah gawd damn. Looks like im going to have to follow through with my plans of war against the gregorian calendar to have november renamed to “Rainrix’s month of sex, jails, bails and fruit based cocktails” Come Shergar we ride to War!

    Ibiza….You can keep it up for hours can you? ;)

  • 64 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Thats that new striker, call me Joe is after Paranoid defo.

  • 65 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Rainrix

    Hahahaha. You win this round. Well played.

  • 66 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Wonder if Chopra will play against us now he has signed up for Blackpool.

  • 67 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    LOOK at all of you happy with Cisse situation Resolved. We need players

  • 68 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Laurent Robert…No problem. Apologies, they’re just so damn cute….I shall resist from now on though.

    rainrix…Why put a time limit on things? :)

  • 69 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    im not happy i would still sell him

  • 70 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Brilliant
    Now lets get in someone to play up front with him – Remy, Gomis or Bent. i know we have Goufran who I like but need more strength up front – and not being greedy a big strong central defender who is mobile
    Not asking for much!!!!

  • 71 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Lauern, when you come toa battle of wits don’t come unarmed.

  • 72 cbell // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Indian, do you play for the Cambridge University Netball Team?

  • 73 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Trouble with Jose Kinnearnho is that what he says he will do is inversely proportional to what he actually does. Cant wait for the day when he openly says “i am signing no one, especially not messi and falcao”

  • 74 Belfast // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Funny how he got scooped in the casino and now he’s done a u turn lol

    Didn’t have a leg to stand on after that.

  • 75 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Does that go hand in hand with when you turn up for a battle of written words, make sure you use actual words…

    Sorry, sorry, probably best I go.

  • 76 Korean Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Now Joe, sign Remy and Gomis

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Ibiza…maybe a delivery service is not such a bad idea – there sure are a few items I would like from the Island of Ibiza at this time of year ;-) lol

  • 78 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Markaccus…. Feel free to try again soon! :)

    Ibiza… Generally because i don’t want them waking up. :)

  • 79 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Taxi for snidey!

  • 80 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    indian mag no heres a poem
    her breasts are dry
    her thighs are greasy
    I guess cooking chicken
    isn’t so easy

  • 81 Yorkgeordie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Be like a new signing

  • 82 djm... // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    We signed players like MYM and sissoko in january.
    We have already nearly signed remy and PEA so we can attract them, but there will always be a bigger/richer team than us and if they steam in we will loose out more than likely. As I said at the bottom of my post, players in this mould are the ones we should be looking at, maybe ones with less quality but simalar characteristics.

    Now If I was to go unrealistic, and was just using players as examples, I would have used Reus and hazard.

  • 83 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    rainrix…Ah yes, well there is that :)

    Jesper…Me too mate…me too :)

  • 84 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Indian

    So why cant we be happy about the resolution of the cisse saga?? Do we have to remain as painfully negative about it just because there are other matters that need resolving? What makes you think you have the right to try and bring everyone down. This is good news no matter how you look at it. Yes we need new players, but i am still going to be happy about keeping cisse, whether you like it or not.

  • 85 Yorkgeordie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Just noticed somebody beat me to it. Should have read the posts first

  • 86 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    I’m glad the dispute is settled but really hope we end our sponsorship with wonga asap.

  • 87 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    the type of striker we need is a rooney type- what I mean is someone who has got pace and decent movment also we need a winger with good work rate and crossing ability.
    if we were able to bring in two players one for each of them we should be able to finally get back to a 4-3-3 which TBH is just a extra aggressive 4-4-2 where one of the wingers will get forward more often who in our team is HBA.
    the other thing I am thinking needs to be done is either santon or debuchy must stop getting forward too much because if they both are constantly going forward what that does is creates a massive space in the middle of the pitch and if we were to play 4-3-3 then I could see us getting thrashed 5-0 most games

  • 88 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    cbell

    http://culnc.org/

  • 89 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Toonking

    Ah so you did not mean we needed a balding shreck looking mo fo then ? :D

  • 90 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    3 offers on table for Gomis.

  • 91 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    @83 Markaccus. Spot on mate! Why would any true NUFC fan NOT be happy at this news???

    Ok, lets hopefully move on, but it’s put a relieved smile on my face!

  • 92 Belfast // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Ignore Indian he’s on his period :-)

  • 93 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Belfast

    Hes ALWAYS on his period!

  • 94 coastalboy // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    J.F.K. just announced his latest signing, he says Cisse is like a new player & adds depth to the squad

  • 95 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    @61 I bet you have stroked a few knackers in your time.

  • 96 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Markcuus

    You are on period 24*7

  • 97 Jail for Ashley // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Knackateers,
    I like it !

  • 98 toon kk // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I’m pleased cisse has got things sorted out and decided to play.
    I don’t like how wonga rip people off, but they should know better than to borrow money off them.
    The main good thing Wonga did was give us the name of our stadium back, not like Cashley changing its name, f….ing crazy!

  • 99 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Marcus if you think I am saying I don’t want cisse well maybe I did’t explain it fully it is hard to remember every word.
    what I am saying is we have probably got cisse remaining 4-3-3 which I describe as an extra aggressive 4-4-2 used 2 forward before it was ba and cisse. the problem with them is they both are probably designed like out and out strikers so what would be much better is a striker with decent workrate and pace to play along side cisse goufran could be first choice and see how he does and have the new striker as cover until he gets use to this league

  • 100 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Jfa we all know you like a pair of knackers on your chin!

  • 101 djm... // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Toonking, that would be my ideal first team transfer window. Rooney, the attacking mid/striker type and pacy right footed, left winger. But go with the 4231, cabaye the deep playmaker and sissoko the box to box player. Simalar to toure/Garcia, xavi alonso/kedihra, cabaye/matuidi partnerships.

    Again, I don’t mean actually sign Rooney, just that type of player.

  • 102 BarcelonaMag // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I reckon it was the photo of him with a pint and a bacon sandwich that did it!

  • 103 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    tonn KK
    so their is other fans out their who remember that Wonga did do us some favours.
    nice post.

  • 104 DokToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    morning all, except for the usual depressed people, (you know who you are)…

    cisse over the line, sounds like the perfect time to backdoor him and send him off to the MLS… and bring in cole… :) jk jk…

    ibiza, rain, mark, pleasure to seee yous, as always

  • 105 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Are plana and viv who I think they are?

  • 106 Jail for Ashley // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I’ve sparked a couple out !

  • 107 Mister Tuff // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Tudor – please no poems – Indians “efforts” are enough.

    Indian – did not know there were two – it was a four liner -and you later said your efforts had been wasted on the blog.
    I had missed your poem originally and later checked the posts to find it. I had originally thought – excellent a bit of modern poetry, may be deserving of critical acclaim. I was looking forward to assessing your poem as an art critic would do. Unfortunately upon discovering your efforts my heart sank, no my heart plummeted to the depths of despair at such a woeful effort. Dear sir your efforts were indeed wasted by posting your piece on the blog. I would suggest that if you are passing a public convenience it may be an idea to carve your poem on the back of the toilet door with a knife or rusty nail. Do not give up the day job.

  • 108 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Ha ha!

  • 109 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Toonking

    No i was just refering to the rooney comment mate… hence balding shrek looking mo fo. Was just a joke.
    Yeah i fully accept what you say about the 433 and the type of player we need in it.

    Indian

    Thats really witty of you. Using my insult against me. Genius. You are the cleverest green grocer in india.

  • 110 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Skunki and who are you?

  • 111 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Toon kk

    Wonga is hated nationwide and takes a lot of abuse but seems to be less disposed than out rotund owner…speaks volumes I believe.

    Anyway this is all finally over, glad something has been sorted. Is cisse wearing the logo, not seen it confirmed, or a blank shirt? Either way he stays.

    Richyg

    No reason we can’t get top players if the club wanted them. If Norwich can get van wolfswinkel and Sunderland that Italian winger there’s no reason we can’t get the same or better, just got to cough up the cash.

    I still think the prem league has the biggest pull around the world and Newcastle is the 7th biggest team (averaging recent league position, stadium, history. Etc) so surely we can get a few better players in.

  • 112 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Thought we would have got more youngsters out on Loan deals.

    Maybe the other clubs are put off by our extortionate interest rates?

    Wonder if we have a slider system like on the Wonga site.

    Which Player do you want?

    How long do you want him for?

    Borrowing + Interest & fees* £xxxx.xx = Total loan fee £xxxx.xx

  • 113 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Yes markaccus

    You are the only one here in the Ivy league

  • 114 Jail for Ashley // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Tskunki,
    I always thought you were a kitchen fitter, me you and tads have been labelled retired teachers.

  • 115 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    With your handbag Jfa?

  • 116 HullMag6 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Wow, at least thats sorted. Best line up now is a 4-2-4 is gomis amd remy sign?

    KRUL
    Debs Mbiwa Colo Santoon

    Cabs Socks

    Arfa Remy
    Cisse Gomis

  • 117 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Is it over, he may well have resolved the logo issue but is his agent and himself still looking for an out

  • 118 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Here’s a little poem

    There once was a man named mike
    Who sold sports good and bikes
    He said he’d spend some dough
    But did he? No no
    So the fans told him to take a hike

  • 119 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Wasn’t going to

  • 120 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    ts
    as the man said no poems

  • 121 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    The Ivy League is an America education system isn’t it? The “on your period” comments are aimed at negative people like you, Indian. They are completely meaningless when used against a positive person. I feel i am wasting my time here. I could stone an elephant to death with ripe figs before i could get through to you.

  • 122 blew // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    He can safely enter Aspers with head held high, no need to hide. Glad he has seen sense.
    Has anyone seen a little fat man, he has grey hair, deluded, a billingsgate with a cockney accent. He has gone missing, probably due to senile decay, if seen tell him we need some players.

  • 123 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    With regards to the last article. Didn’t somebody say last night (ToonDanno) that Cisse was meant to be flying out with Haidara to join up with the squad on sat.

    He was then subsequently shot down from members of the “negative” crowd.

    I’m thinking he, like Torq might be a little bit clued up on some aspects of what’s happening. It’s a shame that because those views don’t conform with the negative crowd that they get chastised.

  • 124 ToonDanno // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    No surprise cisse ends up wearing the shirt, good news for everyone anyway :) lets all stop panicking a bit please

  • 125 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Best bit of news we’ve had in a while and the blog is littered with arguments and snidey comments! C’mon guys, we know who the trolls and wind-up merchants are, ignore them and they eventually go away. Remember that guy who used to say BOYCOTT everything? Thank goodness that’s over…

    Jail

    Nowt wrong with teachers (or retired ones for that matter)!

  • 126 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    DJM
    for a formation like 4-2-3-1 to work we would need not one but 2 wingers and jut use HBA in the middle.
    when pardew was playing players out of position last year the position they were in hand one thing in common it was always on the wing because pardew knows that HBA liked running through the centre and Jonas was just no good getting forward so we would either be getting over crowded in th middle and cisse would be alone upfront offside or the other problem we would have is a wide gap in penalty area due to the CBs covering the FBs or the space just outside the box in the middle.

    4-2-3-1 I describe as a 4-5-1 with a bit more forward positioning so that’s would be the formation I would use for games such as city A or when we are 3-0 up after 70 mins

  • 127 Mister Tuff // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I don’t know if it is my fault in raising the poem subject, or Indians in the first place — but please, please no poem competitions – it’s nearly as bad as multiple posters.

  • 128 ToonDanno // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    That was weird. Evening finnbad how are ya?

  • 129 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Planb billy bob ted eric ………..

  • 130 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Fine Markaccus

    don’t read my comments, 100 of other posters in here.

  • 131 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    More poems you say?

    It does no harm.

  • 132 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I used to be an IT Trainer that might count as a teacher….

  • 133 plana // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Skunki Jfa just friends

  • 134 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Finbad

    Well said. Even if you only get one out of ten correct people in the know its nice to read them all and judge for yourself who you believe instead of seeing them all blasted and tarred with the same brush.

    People should read the ones they like a d ignore the others. Whether they believe all or non is personal choice, people don’t need to insult them all.

  • 135 Jail for Ashley // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Finbad,
    But he also claimed that there wasn’t a w@nga issue and Cisse was unfit due to ramadan, shame about Torque as I think the snippets he gave us were genuine and a pity people abused him but he needs to man up a bit.
    Rowan,
    I like most of my ex teachers and find most of them very knowledgeable.

  • 136 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Why so offensive plana? Sussed?

  • 137 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    @TSage 117. Can i suggest that poem.. er…needs a little work?? Work in progress kind of thing ;-)

    @Richy 89. 3 offers on table for Gomis? Do you think that includes Swansea and Rubin who had offers accepted, but the player turned them down? Just a thought!

  • 138 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    JFA
    A retired teacher you say???
    I wish! Then maybe I could have one of those kick ass tweed jackets with elbow pads and everything!
    Man that would be sweet!

  • 139 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Looney

    For 2 minutes work I am happy. If there is a demand I’ll write more but I doubt it.

  • 140 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    My first Poem

    He is a LOUT, He as an awful POUT

    He oversaw the mackem and liverpool defeat which were a Rout

    His IQ is less than that of a trout

    I want PARDEW OUT

  • 141 count // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    GET IN!

    I guess this proves wrong all you silly conspiracy theorists that though he was angling for a big money move.

    Eh?

  • 142 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Ha, the man who went by a thousand names! Yup, IT trainer counts I reckon. They’re like a teacher’s best friend as, in my albeit limited experience, most teachers are crap with computers. Always befriend the office staff, the person in charge of the photocopier and the IT guy – rules for survival!

  • 143 GeordieAnt // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    …think I must’ve irritated Luke Edwards. He started off by replying to my tweet, and now he’s having a little hissy fit via direct messages…hilarious

  • 144 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    @Markaccus 108
    no problem with that.
    you know the feeling but when a blog is filled with the neggars speak of which I am surprise indian is on at the minute I wonder if he will be on the blog when pardew has got a some good results.
    also wonder when catch will return.

  • 145 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    This is a football blog@131 not a CV show.

  • 146 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    @138 TS. Having read @139, all is forgiven!!! ;-)

  • 147 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Im suprised at cisse. I thought he wud of left. But seems not. I hope he can do number 9 shirt proud next season. Oh nd learn the offside rule

  • 148 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Jail

    They say you always remember a good teacher… and a bad one. I remember my GCSE English teacher as he was smart, funny and borderline eccentric. I remember my GCSE history teacher because he once rolled up a book and hit me on the head with it!

  • 149 Transfer Sage // Jul 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Looney

    Thank you sir

    I shall retire my literacy career

  • 150 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    @144 Viv. A football blog? But i haven’t read one post from you about football. Just you and Plana posting… ‘Hee..Hee’ or ‘Flobbity bobbity’

  • 151 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    My poem in response to indian magpie

    Newcastle are big
    Sunderland are small
    Give pardew one more season
    Too conquer all!!!!!!

  • 152 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    my poems are definitely wasted on this 1/mensa blog

  • 153 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    I was in class 3,d we had to wear special glasses to see the teacher.

  • 154 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    @148 TS. Your literacy career reminds me of when i lost my virginity.
    It felt good at the time, but when i look back it wasn’t my best work, and it only took 2 minutes!! ;-)

  • 155 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    no it proves nothing. the club have laid down the law on the wearing of the logo. he has subsequently acquiesced to the club
    he may still feel a move is on the cards.

  • 156 GeordieAnt // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    @Indian

    No your poems are wasted because you spout the same crap every single day. It’s like you have rotations…you pick one person at the club and focus on saying how terrible they are each and every post…while actually contributing very little to the blog…we’ve had fights about your constant abuse about Shola in the past…I left you to it for a while, but now you’re boring me again

  • 157 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Indian, feel free to change the record any time ya boring penis jockey.

  • 158 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    toonking

    So finishing 16th and smashing all records for all the wrong reasons with a totally self absorbed and clueless manager was all just a dream then?

    For neggar read realistic.

  • 159 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Loony what was his name @153

  • 160 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Viv toohache is funnier that u. Cas that was bad man lol

  • 161 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    good bloggers are on no matter what

    is pardew doing the pools

  • 162 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Josh

    Shut up and f**k off

  • 163 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    How are your choppers 159?

  • 164 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    @158 Viv. I’m not 100%, but i think it was Demba….
    Only because, when i asked her name, she said Baaaaa….

  • 165 kkma // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Ed, very happy to hear the great news of the team and your health ! HWTL!

  • 166 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Not Uwe?

  • 167 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Hows ur humour viv. Oh i c its dead srry

  • 168 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Indian magpies words, are like eyeball penetrative turds, he comes on the blog to drop a verbal log with the same old repetitive durge.

  • 169 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    TS…does that poem go to the music of David Bowie? :-D

  • 170 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Viv… er, it was definitely me… i think!

  • 171 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    i see the civility is out the window again now.

  • 172 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Josh

    what your little stand up act got cancelled today? have your jokes gotten repitive

  • 173 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Ha indian magpie seems to b getting ganged up on for some of his comments.but i think u all need to respect each others comments about the club cas to my mind there is much worse on this blog .i.e. pawl

  • 174 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I shot my dog for worrying sheep

  • 175 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    If anybody wants a laugh about ITK’s, well worth checking out the infamous IndyKalia, about Higuain to Arsenal….
    https://mobile.twitter.com/indyliar/status/360312916240650240/photo/1
    Priceless stuff!

  • 176 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    i think ed is considering three strikes and yer out if not shutting shop

  • 177 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Rotonda

    To be fair to toonking i think he is refering to the people who only come here when something bad happens, and also the people who will take a good thing and somehow twist it to being a bad thing. Catchy is a good example of the former, Indian Magpie is a good example of the latter.

    You, on the other hand, while being relatively negative about nufc for a whilr, at least offer structured arguments (and sentences for that matter, which many cant manage) as to why you are p1ssed off with things.

  • 178 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Viv ur a lee evens in the making. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha dont make me laugh oh w8 u cant

  • 179 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Indian, did your personality get cancelled today?

  • 180 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Ha ha, this is indeed a football blog, but unfortunately it is a NUFC blog in the middle of the summer transfer window! Madness! Puts me in mind of that line from Buffalo Soldiers; something like ‘in times of peace a soldier will make war on himself…. or something.

  • 181 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    shouting above the playground noise i feel that it
    proves nothing. the club have laid down the law on the wearing of the logo. he has subsequently acquiesced to the club
    he may still feel a move is on the cards.

  • 182 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    rotunda so finishing 5th and joint first for the longesr unbeaten run in top flight and being PFA manager of the year does not count.

  • 183 LooneyToon41 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Who would believe sometimes, that we all support the same team?
    Anychance of ending the personal abuse?

    … hope springs eternal! ;-)

  • 184 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Looney
    How dare you question Indy!!!!

  • 185 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Josh

    No it didn’t even if it did would be still better than your non existent one

  • 186 samtobiaswills // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    http://studiosoundss.blogspot.co.uk/

  • 187 DokToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    josh @ 178

    in order for something to be cancelled, one must have it first sir… :)

  • 188 toon kk // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Just wondering has anyone watched our squad train? If so what’s involved?

  • 189 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Markaccus has it spot on. Not bashing rotonda. But the general point is spot on. 50 years on some on here will be in a nursing home, gone completely mental and not being able to remember their kids or anything, but will be sat in a chair dribblimg, jist shouting PARDEW OUT and other such swollocks.

  • 190 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Whenever I have take on any one I have always Won

    They came all at once and sometimes one by one

    But I made sure in the end there was none

    For your congratulatory messages thanks a ton.

  • 191 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Tads and looney

    Questioning indy is as bad as questioning cwarro7. When will you fools realise they know everything.

  • 192 DokToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    well said looney…

    its liek a dysfunctional family here, always at each other, but when an unwashed sympathiser (i.e robin) shows up, we band together

  • 193 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    here is a stat for idiots who think long ball is only done by poor managers well why would Manchester united want moyse when everton last season did more longballs than stoke!

  • 194 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Doktoon, well played sir, well played.

  • 195 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Its pointless getting into an exchange with Indian, he’s a one-insult pony.

    ‘viv’- still waiting for your football comments. Not waiting for the CV though :)

    So, the Cisse saga was one of personal morality perhaps, not the faith – compromising stuff hyped by the media. Either that or a transfer deal fell through. I did have a pet theory that Papiss might have thought following the blogs was a good way of speeding up his English, and when he read the Wonga Poll………… maybe not.

  • 196 nufcalex // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Great news for newcastle, now lets hope he scores loadsssss of class goals next season!

  • 197 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Indian magpie, josh

    Really, stop arguing its annoying me nd making life boring and unfunny on the blog. A bit like VIv with his bad jokes

  • 198 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    John Tudor
    Not sure
    Be intrest ing to see if anymore details are released like whether its only on matchday he has to wear the logo and doesn’t have to do things like model the shirt in club catalogues or advertise the shirt round the stadium on billboards etc

  • 199 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    177 calm down uwe will have the farmer after uwe.

  • 200 Toon1978 // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    This doesn’t sound good :(

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/hawksbee-and-jacobs/130725/courtney-newcastles-pursuit-gomis-and-bent-202402?

  • 201 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Did anyone listen to the talk sport interview with Graeme Courtney has it as doom n gloom with no one coming in
    Cisse to leave before the window closes with Sunderland looking like they will have a good season
    Also says we will be in relegation trouble n pardew is happy with the current squad.
    Time for JFK to prove him wrong with these strikers

  • 202 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Tsunki

    How dare you?

  • 203 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Indian mag gets in a fight

    Somehow he thinks that he’s in the right

    He uses others insults he believes at their cost

    But this pointless method just means he has lost.

    Booooom!!

  • 204 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    you’ll soon know if a transfer request is slipped in before the end deadline,causing trouble is one way to get out the door,the request is a last resort

  • 205 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    nothing is done and dusted till the fat tw@’ sings

  • 206 josh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Kt97toonarmy. I take your point into account, but when someones contribution to the blog equates to- are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet, forgive me if the string on my patience is tugged too far

  • 207 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Indian – :)

  • 208 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Who’s insult did you copy markaccus

  • 209 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Well Skunki the rumour well has run dry. So its a bit hard up for interlectual inter course. Looks like your IT course will have to do.

  • 210 Jail for Ashley // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Rotonda,
    Wil you please start giving Mike Ashley credit for our demise as he has been here for BOTH our worst set of stats while Pards has only been here for one, if and when Pards gets sacked Mashley for all his being the best owner we’ve ever had may well preside over a third set of worst stats.

  • 211 count // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Haha! great poem Josh. Indian is such a mudanely intense dullard.

  • 212 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    I’m trying not let blind hatred affect my opinion but I’m pretty sure 90% of Sunderland’s new signings are poor and will be flops. They have signed two decent players but that’s it (two more than us so far, granted). Di Canio’s doing exactly what Bruce did – quantity over quality. He’s right to rebuild the squad but I think they will be in trouble this season. They probably won’t go down but they will struggle to score goals. We had one of our worst PL seasons last season and still finished above them. So long as we get the players we need (1 or 2 strikers, winger, CB) I would bet a substantial amount of money (I say ‘would’ as I don’t have a substantial amount of money) that we’ll finish comfortably above them this season.

  • 213 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    http://www.football365.com/newcastle-united/8840308/-

  • 214 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Indian

    I did not copy anyone. You are clearly the one who does that. In fact by accusing me of it you have done it again. Thanks for proving my point though.

  • 215 lesh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Ibiza. Who’s in charge you ask. Of course sir, there is only one ubergruppenfuhrer and that’s, well you know who. Maybe it’s time to organise a rally in Munich just to remind the younger members of our fraternity.

    Now that Cisse’s seen a bit sense (albeit with the little help from rainrix), we can look forward to more good news.

    By the way, are capitals allowed or not?

    We cannot underestimate Joe’s influence settling the Cisse-Ponga matter. He’s got the UK economy on the mend, trying to broker talks between Israel and the Palestinians, he’s presided over the birth of Prince George (modesty prevented him from agreeing to Will and Kate’s request to call the young fella Joe), Murray won Wimbledon, England’s git off to a good start in the Ashes, Froome won the Tour and he’s still making time to devote to bringing Newcastle United success.

    What a man. Ibiza, can you have a word where it matters and arrange a gong for him?

    Now, maybe we can expect a signing or two?

  • 216 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Look atyour comment You Hypocrite

  • 217 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    no offence meant viv / plana, its just you sound a lot like planb / billy / bob / ted / eric / robin alter-ego’s we have had over time on here. Its not like your atest incarnations sound a whole lot different. For what its worth, its kind of funny seeing you pop up again to chuck the odd spanner in. :)

  • 218 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Rowan

    On the other hand the filth did beat spurs 3-1. I am worried they are getting ahead of us.

  • 219 toon kk // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Toon1978
    Doesn’t sound good, but I agree with them I don’t know what the bell is going on.

  • 220 colwell // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Sunderland played very well, passed and move stuuf went through on goal abit aswell. Hopefully they are just having an awesome pre-season.

  • 221 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Listening to that talksport with Graham Courtney.

    I am literally depressed right now…

  • 222 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    lesh

    How dare you undermine Kinnear? He also discovered the God particle. Sheesh, give the man the credit he’s due…

  • 223 kt97toonarmy // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Josh

    then indian mag will just have too b ignored i no its difficult like. Leave it to other ppl cas theres more than you who have a problem with indians comments lol only joking i dont really care lol. This is a bonus of being on the blog 1. Nufc 2. Arguements lol

  • 224 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Indian

    How on earth am I a hypocrite?? You have turned every single insult you have recieved back on the sender. What i have said is entirely accurate. I think you must be drunk on the smell of some of your fermented fruit.

  • 225 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    i am here for 5 more minutes

    any insults to throw anyone

  • 226 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    @216 I’m non of the above. I’m just relieving the boredom. Until a signing emerges from the Ether mist! No insults intended.

  • 227 mindshaft // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Funny people thinking Mackems will have a great season because they’ve signed a bunch of nobodies for jack all money
    Both Man U and Citeh have lost pre season games against teams they would normally walk over so I’m not reading too much into that

    We def need a striker tho and Gomis wouldn’t be my choice. think I’d rather have Bent over him and def Remy over both of em – think thats going to be our only addition this window to be honest

  • 228 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Viv

    Think I’ll call you and your other personas, Wooden Allen, from now.

  • 229 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I am a Teetotaler

  • 230 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Rowan

    *Higgs Boson

  • 231 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Rowan
    Sadly not only did the Mackems out play spurs they looked worryingly fit and well drilled!

    Read on twitter Dempsey has been told he can leave!
    Would anyone take Dempsey? I know he’s older than our policy but he’s a cracking player like
    Strong on the ball, intelligent passer, has great positional sense defensively and offensively and scores some crackers, can play both wide positions and CAM would be a massive upgrade in jonas!

  • 232 lochinvar // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Rodgers the Dodger and the scousers are in melt down over Suarez ( and Rodgers wants loyalty from Suarez after he shafted Andy Carrol – what a joke Rodgers is.) Moyes and Mancs have trouble ahead, Man City broke the bank and Chelsea is a girls name. By comparison the Toon are ( now) looking good. Dave Brailsford ( Team Sky cycling ) talks about success through “goal harmony”- “I don’t buy into the notion that the best teams are harmonious. I don’t care if people like each other or not….but if they’re not 100% aligned behind the goal it’s not going to work.”. If Ashley sets the goal correctly and then JFK, Pardew, the team and the fans understand what that goal is then rock on ! Over to you Mike.

  • 233 viv // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    He played for Spurs wooden Allen.

  • 234 count // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Indian. If I thought you would put any effort in to comprehending or responding to insults, I would gladly do it.

    Too easy

  • 235 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I wouldnt worry what Talkshite are saying they are clueless especially courtney. They seem to be forgetting that we essentially still have the same team that finished 5th barring Ba. Courtney always seems to call our transfers wrong as well, he is saying we are getting further away from making signings? Seems strange seeing as the Lyon president has come out and said we are negotiating for Gomis and we all know we are in talks with Remy. They basically decide to focus on the negatives as most media do with newcastle so instead of looking at Gomis record of over 10 league goals in each of the last 7 seasons they say he is big and clumsy.

  • 236 one Tony Green // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    hearing you loud and clear there John Tudor.

  • 237 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Again point missed…

    You only want people to throw insults because you have run out of ideas yourself

    Nevermind, i will leave you to believe you have won even though everyone here has intelectually kicked your ass. I will stop now as it is like kicking a puppy and i do not like cruelty to animals.

  • 238 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Markaccus & colwell

    Ah don’t say that! I’m worried that I’m just being bias now!

    To be fair beating Spurs is a big achievement and by all accounts they did play well BUT pre-season results are not indicative of the season ahead. I could well be wrong but I feel they have added little quality to their squad and with so many new players it will be hard for them all to gel. Plus Di Cannio will walk as soon as anyone does anything he doesn’t like. They may surprise me, and if we fail to make any additions to the squad then I will be a lot more worried, but I don’t see either of those things happening. I’m not making any hat eating promises, mind…

  • 239 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Count keep it to yourselves then.

  • 240 toon kk // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Does anyone think it might be JK not quite as good as he thinks he is at his job? Makes me wonder

  • 241 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    i thought higg’s boson was 2nd in command to captain hook

  • 242 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    GREAT NEWS ED ON YOUR HEALTH UPDATE: May this blog continue for ever and ever.. and Howay the Lads!!!

  • 243 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Indian magpie is a wum. He must be.

    Any transfer news worth talking about?

  • 244 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Bring Back Laurent Robert

    At least they didn’t call it the ‘Joe Kinnear’ particle.

  • 245 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    good night all

  • 246 colwell // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Rowan Milsted

    I wouldn’t say they have added much quality, Altidore looks decent as does the Italian(Confed cup) and maybe their new cm Cabral looked quite good. They just played well yesterday,

    I thinks its a case of the fitness regime they now have worked and Spurs are behind them on that.

  • 247 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Yes, just had a look at the latest health report.

    Great news Ed! Glad you are still kicking cancer right in its nuts.

  • 248 lesh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Sorry Rowan Milsted, but I didn’t forget Joe and the God Particle.

    There’s only so much room and we can only mention his achievements on a recent day-by-day basis.

    Suffice to say that Joe’s too modest to mention his crafting of the stone that he passed to Moses in the form of the Ten Commandments!

  • 249 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    markaccs176
    thanks for that post
    indian and catch are two of the worst for uch negativity

    rotunda although most of your posts are meg I do see the odd one ok.

    when a story like this one has been published the last thing I would be expecting negativity.

    as for pardew himself I kep repeating this I will judge him once he has got players in .
    this season is a season I thing will prove so much about the difficulty managers have.

    1. moyse Manchester united have now lost what people would describe as one of the best managers ever. SAF said himself that fans need to give moyse time and not be over expected of him

    2.morineo. during his first spell as manager he was very good and abramovich does not give managers too long to prove they are good enough so he can’t afford a bad spell especially not at the start

    3. wenger. this manager was doing so well at arsenal during the beginning of this century but now the best we expect from them is a top 4 finish and every year they bring very few players in mostly they are from abroad and they have sold a lot of decent players.

    4. pulis. stoke fans were complaining everywhere that they were fed up of stoke and thought they were so boring even though they did manage to get into the Europa league one year and apart from that year when they were in Europae they have not really had much relegation battles. so stoke decided to sack pulis but who did they bring in hughs.

    5. laudrup. last season Swansea looked like a very decent team, the same sort of team everyone was describing Newcastle as the season before last. this season is the season which Swansea have got Europa league.

    6. pellegrini. man city decided to sack mancini but the city fans were not happy about the decision and so pellegrini now has the job of getting the fans back on his side.

    each and everyone of these managers have something in common with Newcastle since the selling of the club to Ashley the last 4 have an even greater similarity in that they also replicate pardew in some manner.

  • 250 lesh // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Wooden Allen played for Speed?

    Was that before or after he made Manhatten?

  • 251 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Rowan

    If we sign three or four decent players then i think we will be safe from the stench doon the road. Just hoping for some over-the-lineage soon.

  • 252 JFK junior // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Pretty tense on here today lads!!

    And I’m loving the poems….but we of them would get a D- I’m afraid!

    Danno – Tell me some news! Remy betting swung today, and whilst I don’t completely buy into it, it excites me!

  • 253 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Rowan

    I’m sure he’d make a case somehow! Wouldn’t mind putting Joe and Mash into opposite ends of the Large Hadron Collider.

  • 254 AmeriToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Continueing from the last article
    Does anyone really think we should keep Dummet and send haidara out on loan? I think thats simply ridiculous, i know dara has only played a handful of games for us last season but when he did he looked great. The second leg of benfica he did a spectacular job for only being here for a short time. I hope that when debuchy loses his legs in the next two years santon is moved permenantly to the right and haidara on the left, no more of this inverted type players bull

  • 255 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Evening ladies and gentlemen, how are we this fine evening?

    I see Indian is at his razor sharp best…

    As for Cisse, call me cynical, but I think he realised that after the casino business he knew that he couldn’t maintain the “religious” stance.

    I’m non religious, and have little time for people who take the holier than thou approach and dictate on the basis of their religion, yet act in blatant disregard to these so called rules.

    It was a non-story, is a non-story and will always be a non-story. He wanted to push a move through, thought he would curry more favour by using religion as an excuse, it blew up in his face, realised that if he wanted to force a move out he would need to submit a transfer request, so he decided to shut up instead of put up.

    It’s not good news, it’s not bad news, it’s barely even news, so let’s sign a bloody striker and get on with it.

  • 256 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Ruddy

    Clinically cynical.

  • 257 Toon Avenger // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    “IF” we don’t sign anyone what will your reaction be?

  • 258 John Tudor // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    could this be the cause of our predicament
    someone bought some trainers from sports direct that fell apart pre takeover.they then proceeded to stand in as much dog do with them,wrapped them in that paper,placed them in the box for return then forgotten about.
    on taking over nufc the box was found in shed at bottom of garden and a strong letter was written about his crap trainers and running of nufc.
    the box and the letter were handed in to his newcastle store

  • 259 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    BBLR

    I take that as a compliment, although that probably says more about me than anything else.

  • 260 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Ibiza
    Some thought are fans were fickle!!!

    @M_arioBalotelli: This is awkward… http://t.co/WEGzH6hzMy

    Oh and lol!
    @NUFCThreatLevel: New scandal. Dan Gosling wants to wear Wonga. #NUFC

  • 261 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    @259

    That’s class mate.

  • 262 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Jail

    As you know my respect for ashley has diminished greatly in the face of no decent manager, investment or class.

  • 263 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Just listened to the talkshit link posted above. Load of old tripe. Courtney is a Cock hungry little sausage Nigel. I swear he hates us.

  • 264 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    So is everyone not on trying to redeem them selfs after saying aww cisse is just trying to force a move through, funny that, seemed like a pritty loyal,committed,reliable player to me and right now he has said he will wear it. If he was trying to ”get out” i’m sure he would be still making excuses now.

  • 265 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    @259

    Hahaha. Got to love footy fans.

  • 266 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Kevy

    If he was so willing to wear it then why didn’t he make a statement as soon as the media reported he had an issue.

    Read between the lines lad.

  • 267 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    toon avenger
    if we don’t sign anyone I will keep backing pardew no matter what.

    why would good managers want to come to us if they already have seen another manager not get much backing for two consecutive summer transfer windows.
    it will be too much a risk to their moral and statistic especially with English media.

    that is the very reason for wenger being part of that list.

  • 268 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    colwell

    Hmm, fitness and staying injury-free is definitely an area we struggle in. Hopefully our new fitness coach (or whatever the title is) will help. I don’t expect it to transform our fortunes but it’s a step in the right direction.

    lesh

    Ha, fair point; guess I can only mention his most recent achievements. Otherwise we would run out of positive adjectives. Thank God he saved those kittens from that towering inferno. Shame he had to swear so much about it…

    Robert

    Now there’s an idea! But what happens when an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object..?

  • 269 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    @Ruddy If he wanted out as bad as people are making out, i’m sure he would still be doing something to get out and not come out and agree to wear the wonga logo for next season. Fans always trying to make nothing into something.

  • 270 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Kevy
    Cisse hasn’t said anything yet mate, neither has the club
    No facts so still nobody knows what’s happened so lets not start with the told you so’s
    For all we know he caved under legal pressure from club lawyers
    For all we know he’s got a new contract out of it
    For all we know wonga have come up with a compromise
    For all we know he’s chosen to wear it do he can continue to play for the club
    No one knows nout so lets just leave it at that

  • 271 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I’m glad the Cisse situation is sorted. Great goal scorer but shit all round footballer.

  • 272 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Ruddy
    Because he didn’t want to wear it and fair play to him, doesn’t make him the demon the media have tried to make him into

  • 273 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Kevy

    Like I said, perhaps he was using religion as an excuse to force a move, now that the casino photo has blew that out of the water, he no longer can use this as an excuse, and the only way to do that would be to submit a transfer request, something that he may be unwilling to do for a number of reasons.

    He’s a Newcastle United player so he will get my support, but I think you’re being a bit premature in saying that people are wrong to claim he was trying to force a move.

  • 274 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    As far as I’ve read Cisse has never been against NUFC just Wonga seems a few had issue separating the two companies I reckon

  • 275 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    @Tads Really? You going to the dark side?

    I for one will stick by our number 9, in cisse I trust, You can tell by his expressions on the pitch he dearly loves our club and doesn’t want to leave.

  • 276 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Yo
    It doesn’t mate, like I said nobody knows so we might as well carry on wildly speculating on transfers!!!!!

  • 277 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Yo

    He’s not a demon, but I think if you’re using religious principle, then you shouldn’t undermine your stance by acting contrary to the religion’s other principle.

  • 278 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Will anyone not support Cisse? Will anyone boo him on first home game?

  • 279 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    toonking

    yawn,

    pro pardew people still have him dining out on one good season but don’t mention the 12th and 16th place finishes either side.

    Pardew will never ever be a consistently good or successful manager as his CV more than suggests.

    The guy has only ever won the johnson painter trophy, nearly 4 relegated 3 different teams with 2 record losing streaks at 2 different clubs and took charlton from the PL to eh bottom 3 of the championship but funnily you never mention this.

    If that’s the CV of a consistently successful manager, you’ve got incredibly low standards and expectations.

  • 280 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Very good point @ 269. We might never know. Although it’s probably fair to say that Joe Kinnear flew into the meeting and saved the day with his silver-tongued charm.

  • 281 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Yo

    Not necessarily. There as much evidence to suggest he was trying to force a move as there is to suggest that he genuinely sticks by his religious beliefs and had an issue with Wonga.

  • 282 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Kevy
    Lol mate, nah never said he wanted to leave
    Just said none of us know what’s gone on what’s been said or who’s said it that’s all so there’s no one who was right or wrong because we still don’t know what the fcuk has happened like!!!

  • 283 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    @Tads well personally imo I think it was just a problem with wonga and not nufc, and he didn’t want to leave.Then someone started a bit of a rumor that he was trying to get a transfer out witch was aloda ballox. If he wanted to leave i’m pritty sure he would have done what every player does and hand in a transfer request when Dortmund where supposedly linked with him.

  • 284 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    toonking

    we have a brilliant squad which would be the envy of many other clubs. Anita, Marveaux, Haidara etc don’t even get starts. You also conveniently overlook the 6 players bought in in January.

    I think a lot of good managers could have come in, not necessarily top notch but certainly an upgrade on the one tactic pardew.

  • 285 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Rowan
    I have no doubt that if it wasn’t for JFK cisse would of been sold!
    On the down side it’s put him a few days behind on discovering a brand new renewable energy source

  • 286 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Ruddy/toonarmydownsouth
    U say there’s as much evidence either way which is true then I would say look at the character of the man doing it, I don’t know Cisse but I know of certain things he’s done and he doesn’t strike me as someone who would do these things for the sake of a move (especially devalue a religion he holds dear)

    I could be wrong but imo he made a stand but remained flexible to a solution because he enjoys playing in our colours.

  • 287 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Kevy
    I’m just saying no one knows
    Don’t think he would hand in a request either, players have so many clause’s these days they can forfeit fortunes by doing so
    Not saying this is the case just that there are so many possible reasons for the situation it one of many!

  • 288 AmeriToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I hope cisse can get back to form this year, he needs to get confidence back and not think. He needs to just say eff it when he gets the ball and score the goals that only he can

  • 289 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Nufc fans of all should know that if a players doesn’t want to be at our club he wouldn’t be. Carroll, Ba, n’zogbia etc

  • 290 Rowan Milsted // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Ha, brilliant! And people still forget that he was directly involved in resolving the Cuban missile crisis. It was around that time that most of his favourite footballers were playing.

  • 291 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    ruudy well apart from SBR Newcastle have probably not had any quality managers

    kevin keegan was rubbish because all he has done is won a divion 1 title twice and a second divion title he did get Newcastle to finish second twice but he also walked out twice plus finishing second is like finishing 5th in the league now because 4th play is the aim.

  • 292 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Ameritoon

    I hope so too. We all know what he’s capable of.

  • 293 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    rotunda*
    sorry ruddy

  • 294 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Yo
    I’m not saying there’s evidence mate, not at all

    Just saying absolutely nobody but cisse the club and wonga know what’s gone on

    Even the story about the situation being resolved is still just speculation!

  • 295 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Yo

    That’s simply one way of looking at things. Growing up in Ireland I know many people who will claim to be the greatest Catholics alive, or greatest Christian’s alive, but would gladly jump on the back of it to serve their own ends.

    It wouldn’t be the first time it’s ever happened, and while some may find my viewpoints either cynical or offensive, they are not intended as such. Religion is not this impervious force that does not deserve discussion, even thought it has this status.

    I’m also not trying to devalue Cisse’s integrity as a man of principle, but the real point is when he puts that strip on for the first time this Wonga issue should be put to rest.

  • 296 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Before I logout, let ustake a few minutes to appreciate – http://youtu.be/Uucjvstiavw

    He’s gan have a mega season! Howay!

  • 297 AmeriToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Obviously king kinnear talked some sense into cisse
    He said “listen here sissy, im the best dof in the world, ya aint gonna go anywhere better”

  • 298 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    @Tads true but the clauses don’t really effect sales like that, if a player is unhappy and the club agree the right fee he would be gona no questions asked.

    It makes no sense for him to try force a move out that way imo

  • 299 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    What do people think of Gary Hooper moving to Norwich?? Won’t Harry Rednap want to keep hold of Remy???

  • 300 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Kevy

    Don’t be so naive. Cisse might have wanted to leave, yet clubs may not have been willing to pay the fee required to sign him.

    You’re proposing that a player simply needs to want to leave and he’s gone. That’s not the case at all.

  • 301 IITianToon // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Maybe JFK kept calling him “Sissy!Sissy!” which hurt Cisse’s pride and he decided to stay! :P

  • 302 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    The most incredible thing about all this is that people seem to give more credibility if someone has a religion (that is dogma/ doctrine) problem to something than if they simply find it unacceptable. Weird.

  • 303 JFK junior // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    People might b1tch and moan now. But if cisse starts banging in the goals, nobody will give a seconds thought to all this wonga nonsense.

    We can be a fickle lot.

  • 304 JFK junior // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Shadow – he won’t have a choice. If Remy wants to leave, his release clause will pave the way.

  • 305 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    @Shadow – You mean Harry Kidknapp?

  • 306 sirtoongospel // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Evening Chaps.

    Tomorrows papers will reveal one or two things. Every player is contracted to do various promotional things for a clubs main sponsors and corporate partners. When you are NUFC’s number 9 the demands are bigger than normal. Papiss hasn’t been comfortable with that with regards to Wonga and asked for help with the situation. The story got “leaked” and it escalated badly. He has been excused from these obligations now though, and will wear the shirt (which wasn’t the sole problem anyway).

    The talk of money etc is wide of the mark, as things have only been removed from his contract.

  • 307 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    We should sign Shane Long. He would provide loads for Cisse as well as notch a few himself.

  • 308 onepeterb // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Wouldn’t worry about Courtneysreports (I really wouldn’t). He’s been anti NUFC. since he got the hoy from his post as PR man

  • 309 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Ruddy/toonarmydownsouth
    Not saying either of u are wrong just putting my opinion out there that I back Cisse on this situation. And I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt also think he has had a raw deal over this

  • 310 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    @Ruddy History has proven if a player wan’ts to leave he will make that pritty clear to get his move, look at ben arfa lol why would he lie about it? Ba wanted to leave, did he come out and say it’s because virgin media is against his religious beliefs? no he just wanted a move because he was playing rw and was 2nd to cisse.

  • 311 stuart no9 // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    still all talk but no action on the transfer saga ??

  • 312 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Yo

    He’s a Newcastle player and will always get my backing while he plays for us, just think there is more to this than meets the eye.

    Kevy

    Behind the scenes many players may have wanted to leave the club but never got to due to the club not wanting to let them go, you only know of the few players who got their way. The media don’t tell you of the players who were forced to stay despite wanting to leave.

  • 313 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Yo
    Once again mate not saying anyone is in the wrong just that I’m fed up of arguing about it when nobody actually knew what was going on!!!

  • 314 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Glad to hear Big Pappa is staying. Now lets bring in Remy, Gomis, Sinclair and De Jong and have another crack at Europe. HWTL :)

    Hopefully Cisse will be scoring for fun like this again:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnlXBIb0sRQ

  • 315 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Let’s forget about Remy and go for Sinclair instead. He’s not as good but not far off, cheaper and will be more loyal. Remy will hand in a transfer request soon as someone else puts in a good offer.
    Also is there not a possibly Gomis can play the No.10 role that Sisoko played last season. Looks like Pardew likes a big powerful man in that role.
    Both men under 5 million each and u have a strike force of Hba – Cisse – Sinclair and Gomis behind

  • 316 isleofmanman // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    It was always a management issue

    Beware giving this management team any credit for resolving it

  • 317 papscrunt // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    I’m not a fan of any religion at all. But personally can’t stand payday loans. They seriously need regulated and could destroy families. If any player came out and said that, I’d be happy. I suppose it is good news, we don’t look like improving the squad any time soon. Another ‘Oh we are near the bottom, lets spend in January’ is on the cards.

  • 318 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Ruddy
    Probably but I don’t think the media have taken chunks out of the club as much as the did out of Cisse

    toonarmydownsouth
    Am sure jeff does

  • 319 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    @Ruddy If a player wan’ts to leave he will hand in a transfer request, the club can’t do nothing about it. You hear around the world these days this players refused to play to get a move away so if there was more that wanted out they would either have been sold or rotted on our bench.Then their is the colo type imo I think his head was just a bit messed up at that time and he actually didn’t want to leave even though he came out at the time and said he did.

  • 320 ONLINE GUY // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I had some info last week from a top bloke , in that Swansea and Newcastle were talking about Cisse and Michu in the same conversation … had another chat with an ex player at the toon just today…Swansea actually asked about Cisse and we asked about Michu …This would get back to the player , and maybe this told Papiss that it was best to stay at the toon rather than the wee club from Wales

    First I heard about this was friday gone, and we had offered Cisse to Swansea .. it seems Swans made the first move ..and Newcastle scared them off . great news .

  • 321 SeanNufc87 // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Rotonda

    You constantly throw these stats at people but refuse to acknowledged the other side of the stats its pointless arguing with you about pardew

  • 322 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Also their is a lot more than a few if you go back.

    Owen, martins,bassong, beye,n’zogbia,milner,given,duff,,jenas,..Now most of them only wanted out when we got relegated but I could name names all day

  • 323 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Yo
    Well obviously jeff knows, JFK rings him daily for advice!

  • 324 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Kevy

    I reckon colos back injury changed things for him. He spent a while back in Argentina while he recovered and i think he must have managed to sort his head out and maybe sort some of his family matters out during that time. He came back and looked solid as ever for the last few games.

  • 325 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Is anyone else surprised no one has went for Michu ? .

  • 326 Ben3arfa // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Still no signings that old dinosaur is way out of his depth

  • 327 Fostino // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    its funny, the day after we beat liverpool 2 seasons avon where cisse got 2 goals, i was in the casino the nest day and cisse was there with his gorgeous wife and about a million chinese people who peobably hadnt a clue who he was. i taught id go over and ask for a sneaky photo to show my mates back home. his english was very bad so when i mimicked a photo, he instantly declined. i didn’t agree because it probably was a little intrusive of me to ask him for a photo in a casino. now i know why…his religious ‘morals’ wink wink nudge nudge might have been exposed.

    on an entirley different note, the night before, i bumped into andy caroll and he ended up arguing with my good friend, whilst he was feeding my other friend with chips because he took his side…good times

  • 328 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    People can disagree if they want but it’s my personal opinion that it’s the way the football world works and has always worked, if a player want’s to leave he will hand in a request and say he want’s to leave.

  • 329 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Online guy

    Believe it or not you are not the first to mention the michu/cisse switch today! Someone else said they had talked to a couple of ex players and that we had offered the swap. We were supposedly going to throw in amalfitano to sweeten the deal!

  • 330 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    BPC
    Not really mate didn’t they say they wanted £20 million for him???

  • 331 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    @ tads

    I suppose but at the end of the day it is the players that have the power these days, and if a club came in offering CL football and a big wage packet who knows. Plus he can’t be on that big a wage anyway, so it should not cost a huge amount to buy out his contract.

  • 332 AaranD // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    In all fairness wouldn’t care to much if we lost Cisse after all this. Yeah he scores goals but more often than not he needs them on a plate, or he just smacks it (Chelsea and Stoke Worldies), and we need a striker who offers more than just goals as the way we currently play it just isn’t enough. We need a striker who can hold up the ball and then link up well with HBA as he can easily score 10+ goals a season when used right and stays fit. On his day HBA is one of the best players in the league, they just don’t happen nearly often enough.

  • 333 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    @markaccus
    newcastle is last place for a decent passer. he will turn into a hoofballer.

  • 334 toonicle // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Who let the grammar school kids loose on the blog today? Yikes.

  • 335 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @Aran you can’t blame cisse, when he came to us he was cynical then pardrew changed everything formation etc and we started just hoofing the ball over the top to him and he stopped scoring.

  • 336 Fostino // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    anyone who says cisse is not a good footballer are dim……he is a very good goalscorer..i think 13 goals in 14 games proves that. he needed better service last year than half arsed balls being delivered in by jonas or playing on the wing himself. one of the hardest skills in football is to have the composure to score a goal and he certainly has that. a remy would be a good addition on the left

  • 337 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    @leewhitfieldo: Gomis highest number of offsides in ligue 1. Just imagine him n cisse up front together bloody stoppages every 20 seconds.

    And another example of a truly fickle fan
    @TransferUpdate: Arsenal fan.. http://t.co/QW7TenVmie

  • 338 WWYCD // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Maybe we should start blaming jeff for our transfer failings? Clearly he’s saying the wrong things to JFK’s assistants brothers ex finances cousins best friends dog walkers postman

  • 339 kevymartins // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    @Tads seen that on facebook the other day, was in stitches hehe

  • 340 Ben3arfa // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    I hope Joe Kinnear accidentally walks in front of a bus tonight. Filthy dog

  • 341 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    BPC
    Yeah maybe mate, although I think I remember him signing a new 5 year contract in jan and that was the rumoured release clause

  • 342 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Who needs mackems when we have your lot to slag off our club and players…

  • 343 Markaccus // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Toonking

    If last season is owt to go on, i agree. However i am hoping for a change in style come the start of this season.

  • 344 ochytoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    So if the Lyon President has said that we still haven’t made a bid, what exactly are we doing?

  • 345 JAMSHA // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    The Big Dog @ SimonR83 2h
    Cisse “im not wearing that wonga shirt
    as it’s against my belief system” MA
    “is this a pic of you in Aspers?” Cisse
    “give me that shirt”

    hahaha

  • 346 Ibizatoon // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Tads…Brilliant.

    Seems I ducked out of here at just the right time…I really fear the worst for the Geordie public if we don’t buy some players soon.

    Come on guys, I’m not going to preach patience this summer, but get a grip. Deep breathes.

    Lesh…It’s when you read lists like that when you start to really appreciate what a fine human being wor Joe is. Makes me sick how all our fans are on his back, can’t they see the fine work he’s doing? It’s there for all to see, they just need to simply open their eyes.

  • 347 MrMojoRisin76 // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    I’ve never seen anybody backtrack that quickly since MJ busted out his moonwalk for the 1st time back in the day.

  • 348 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    markaccus
    I was’t blaming hoofball fully on pardew part of this hoofball a lot was porbably because our defence was so vunerable and the bit I blame pardew for is such an unorganised midfield but TBH at the minute I struggle to see an easy midfield myself.

  • 349 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    it was TBH just a joke I made due to the amount of debate regarding pardew

  • 350 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    @ Jamsha

    Lol :) . Ironically I imagine the Cisse/Wonga/NUFC story to be like a poker Game. Although Cisse didn’t expect Mike Ashley to hit him with the Royal flush of that picture of him in Aspers ;)

  • 351 Goodfella // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Hahaha it was obvious he would backtrack as soon as those photos were released, I wonder where all the people who were supporting his case are now :)

  • 352 toonking // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    @BPC
    maybe this story could be rigged.
    I play a lot of poker online and their is so much rigging conspiracy
    one guy even said that he had AA flopped quads but the other guy hit the royal flush but what he didn’t do was post that hand which the site I am on can be done.
    that poker forum is as bad with negativity as this forum can be.

  • 353 Rotonda heights // Jul 25, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    sean

    i saw the stats for one good season, your point being?
    if you think Pardew is that great, then good luck to you

  • 354 AaranD // Jul 25, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Dont doubt Cisse as a footballer and he is a top class goal scorer. But all im saying is if Pardew persists with the way we play atm then Cisse is just a hard working bystander.

  • 355 woolerbill // Jul 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Cicce is staying, so we will get is bent on the last day of the window, what did you expect from an jazz like Ashley




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