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This Is How Joe Kinnear Can Be Successful At Newcastle

4:53 pm, Saturday, July 27th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 226 Comments

There was some good news last Thursday about Papiss Cisse staying at Newcastle, and finally agreeing to wear the Wonga insignia, and we were very pleased with that – because Papiss is a great natural striker and in his one and a half seasons on Tyneside, he’s scored 26 goals in 61 appearances, and some of those goals have been just unbelievable.

joe kinnear

Kinnear – this is most recent photo we have of Joe

So we hope there’s more to come from the Senegal striker.

And there was some good news today from Sky Sports – if it’s true – that Newcastle have increased their bid for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis to a rather large £6.9M, for striker who is free agent next June.

And Gomis has gone missing, presumably in order to force a move to Newcastle, his first choice club in the transfer market.

Joe Kinnear made a calamitous start in his new job, when he want on talkSPORT and talked all about his new Director of Football job, when it hadn’t even been announced, and told everybody that Derek Llambias was leaving the club, before that was announced, and mispronounced some of our best players’ names, and generally embarrassed himself and Newcastle United too.

If he had done that in a real job – – especially at the executive ranks – he would have been fired rather quickly – and Joe would have deserved it – but Mike Ashley seems to like Joe.

But it’s been very good that we’ve heard nothing, absolutely nothing from Joe since he came back from his holiday over two weeks ago, and we assume he is working hard (very hard) to get two good strikers through the door very soon.

If the Sky Sports news is true, we are also trying to get Loic Remy on a one year loan from QPR – and that’s good too.

Alan Pardew remains the face of Newcastle to the press, which gives him a bit of an advantage over Joe and the Newcastle manager had this to say today in The Times.

“I will always manage one way and that is talking to my staff, talking to my players, talking to my peers, as well as people like the owner, to make sure we are on the right agenda.”

“Joe now fits in there. But he can’t interfere with me managing the team and I won’t let him. I made it very clear to Joe.”

And of course Alan’s right, Joe cannot interfere with what the manager does on the coaching side of things, that’s not what a Director of Football does.

We don’t know what Mike has told Joe Kinnear, but maybe he gave him instructions not to give any interviews to the press, and that would have been some good advice from Ashley to Kinnear a few weeks ago.

That may be what has happened, and if Joe can get some good players through the door, and use his millions of contacts he has told us he has in place around the world, and keep bringing in good players now and in the future to Newcastle, he could even be a successful Director of Football at Newcastle.

That’s possible if not altogether probable.

What do you think?

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226 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    There are actually two chances, ED. Two.

  • 2 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    You could argue he only has to be successful for two periods per year!

  • 3 sparky55 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Cisse has never said he’s staying…all he’s said is sorry for being a dick after he was outed in the casino and that he’ll wear the wonga shirt.

    Cisse is history…gomis and remy will be the front line this year

  • 4 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Does anybody else have the same problem as me when the comments list up to id say over the 250 300 mark on a article when I click view comments it won’t let me and takes me back to my home screen on IPHONE …. Can’t understand why has been happening for a while

  • 5 Jamseyd24 // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Cisse will get 15 plus PL goals this season wait and see. Hopefully remy and Gomis get 10 + as well. Sh1t am I asking for to much there???

  • 6 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    ED—and we assume he is working hard (very hard) to get two good strikers through the door very soon.-.——-dont agree ED. How long has joke been DOF ? It is not hard work to get a player through the door. If that is hard work, god help us.I think hes dragged his heels – also- we havnt signed him yet.!!!!!!

  • 7 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    ed I can see the headline you put onto this page fool a lot who decide to go for comments right away when I saw the headline I thought myself well is their signs that pardew is leaving now but then when I read it I understood it better.

  • 8 nut meg // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    He could come back on as Norman & Mrs Bates.

  • 9 Bearsize // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Yeah my iphone does it after 500 comments. Think we just need a new phone lol

  • 10 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Leave my….try clicking on the number of the last blog you’ve read, the actual number. When you refresh the screen, it should reset back to that page…works for me.

  • 11 Indian Magpie // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Who is NUFC’s RB back up?

    Perch Sold
    simpson released
    tavernier loaned

  • 12 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Don’t listen to Skunki Ed, his heads away

  • 13 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM


    Bardsley according to sky sauces

  • 14 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Kinnear must be busy sorting all the incomings.

  • 15 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Clinath ,, I’ve just clicked on the number on the previous thread 318 comments . And the arrow turns upside down as if it loading the comments up then the screen goes back to the homepage .thats the only way of doing it you have to click on the amount of comments on iPhone version of article .

  • 16 JFK junior // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I see that Lyon Chairman, Aulas (sp) has said that things with gomis and NUFC have moved along significantly today!

    Sounds very promising!

  • 17 HullMag6 // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Cisse will be gone if we get gomis and remy that is my gut feeling. Come on Joe get the deals done.

    Taking that into account how about this

    1 Krul
    2 Debuchy
    5 Mbiwa
    6 Coloccini
    3 Santon
    8 Anita
    4 Cabaye
    7 Sissoko
    10 Ben Arfa
    9 Gomis
    11 Remy

    Subs: Elliott, Saylor, Dummett, Haidara, Marveaux, Vuckic, Tiote, Jonas, Gouffran, Shola.

    I’d be happy with that as a minimum.

  • 18 nightfa11 // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    the only way kiennar can justify his appointment is by bringing hiddink in..

    ok..he doesnt have to..just sack pardew ffs

  • 19 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Good riddance to Cisse dragged the club through the ringer.

  • 20 Indian Magpie // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:37 PM


    He is Crap

  • 21 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Hullmag if cisse doesn’t go though what would you change there

  • 22 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    It must be time for Pardews yearly bukkake right about now, heard Mashley has some new Donnay kegs for the occasion and also heard JFK only wanted Mick Harford hired so he had one of his old guard to get him a hard on before showing Pards who is boss around this town.

  • 23 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Sorry leaveme….

  • 24 Indian Magpie // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    anyone like me looking fwd to

    BVB vs Bayern tonite

  • 25 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Sick of it clinath mate haha

  • 26 JAMSHA // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Indian Magpie

    santon an anita

  • 27 JAMSHA // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    oooo fkkk today ac milans match. any1 knows the timeng 😐

  • 28 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Afternoon all.
    I see jeff-jayk-sum ting has had his daily fix of abuse.
    Its amazing if you look back when this transfer window had just opened,What the blog’s aspirations and hopes were for the up coming transfer window. 4 or 5 players in-PEA-SIEM DE JONG-SACKHO ect, Now we are pinning our hopes on players like gomis and even bent to bolster our ranks.
    I just feel disheartened the way the club is being run and how week by week the morale of the nufc fan is being taken away to the point that we will just accept any player coming through the door !!

  • 29 JAMSHA // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    15.27 – Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley is a
    target for Fulham, Newcastle and Blackburn,
    according to Sky sources.

    we dnt need a scum

  • 30 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Hi fellow mags new to this blog but have read comments over the years only now have I made the step to join in with the banter so please be gentle with 🙂

  • 31 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 6h
    In an official statement, Lyon have announced they have the funding to continue to build their new stadium. #OL

    interesting to see where they have all of a sudden got the money to carry on the build of there stadium.
    On bardsley, Why on earth would we sign this guy who is no better than simpson who we let go on a free.

  • 32 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    hullmag@17 any chance you could an include an English man in your starting 11????

  • 33 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Jazzyp can only imagine its one of Mashleys masterstrokes to piss off SJP when we see Bardsley doing squats on the touchline.

  • 34 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Welcome pal-stay strong in your beliefs and enjoy the mad house

  • 35 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    was talking to a number of people this morning about academies etc and surly any club with half a brain would go the Barcelona route. their underage set up is phenomenal. their training young kids to play footy the right way from an early age. its worrying the lack of english and irish talent there is coming through (im irish so i had to get that in there)

  • 36 lochinvar // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Sky report that Bale was missing from Spuds win over the Mackems due to a buttock injury ! When asked AVB said he’s just a pain in the asre !

  • 37 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    welcome scottie- the fun starts now , the abuse starts on erm,- the first day of the season haha.

  • 38 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    lads if bale leaves spurs and suarez liverpool…thats two serious dents to their plans. i wouldnt like to be them. i admire swansea tranfer activity the most so far. city afre being ridiculous

  • 39 Pushy Pardew // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    sum ting wong xx

    I left the blog mainly because of Ruddy’s lies which he endlessly repeated. I posted under my own name but he linked me with another poster for know good reason as Ibizatoon pointed out at the time.
    I couldn’t be bothered with his boring behaviour so I now post elsewhere though continue to read Ed’s excellent blog.
    Ed, offered to monitor the complaint because he had been involved in controversy before. It is a shame the bullies win.
    Good luck.

  • 40 paul24 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    JFK, lone gunman, grassy knoll………fingers crossed.

  • 41 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    I must be one of the rare ones that actually hope we do get Gomis. I loved watching him in the champs league and ligue 1 on espn.

    Hoping on Remy as well as I don’t think I can handle another season of Shola. Christ I’d rather play no striker, have a better chance of a gust of wind via mother nature getting us a premier league goal than him.

  • 42 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Good shout on the Bayern v Dortmund match Indian. It’s on ESPN for anybody who’s interested 7:30pm start time.

  • 43 fat spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Cant see fat Joe embarrssing himself. Gotta hide like an elephant.

  • 44 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Gomis and Remy will be quality additions to the strike force of NUFC no doubt. But a club of our statue that is know worldwide, Is bartering over a poxy 1 0r 2 mill to get a player over the line.This was our down fall last summer in the case of luuk de jong and others.
    the hierarchy stated they would not make the same mistake again and are doing exactly that !!

  • 45 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    I wonder if PEA will be starting for Dortmund ? . I keep forgetting they still have Lewandowski as well. They might be worth a punt for next years Champion League.

  • 46 kilcline // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Gomis or Remy
    Ince or Sinclair

    Thats a top 8 squad right there.

    Unfortunately Pardrew is worth -5 to 8 places

    Get Poyet in!!!!!

  • 47 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM


    Welcome to the blog.
    Classy opening post at #22.
    Pleased you decided to finally post and share that with us.
    I can see you fitting in very well on here.

  • 48 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I think that just shows where NUFC are in the grand scheme of things don’t you !!

  • 49 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:35 PM


    I´m not sure why Ince hasn´t been snapped up by a bigger club.
    Liverpool had him on their books and let him go, he´s been watched by everyone.
    Perhaps there´s a problem with him or his game that we´re not aware of?

    Poyet for Pardew?
    If he didn´t do the dump in the changing room then yes.
    If he did … then no, that´s not good enough for NUFC, Sir Bobby wouldn´t like that. 😉

  • 50 Indian Magpie // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM


    PEA Reus Mithriktyan

    Gundogan Bender



    Goetze Thiago Robben

    Bastian Kroos (Martinez)

  • 51 Toon1978 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Is this Gomis really that good and worth the money his club are asking for? And what is the situation with Ince, is he stopping at Blackpool?

  • 52 Indian Magpie // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Of course not official line ups

  • 53 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Love Ilkay Gundogan like. Thinking of getting a Dortmund strip with his name on the back.

  • 54 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Jazzy p ,, I agree we barter over a poxy mill or two yet when a player gets linked away from our club were like 20 million wouldn’t take out less hahaha yet the players we wanting to sign sometimes you have to respect what their club wants for their player they most likely don’t want to lose . Cheik tiote had good first season we were like that chelsea want him got to be 20 mill

  • 55 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    if Pardew can prepare team for season with help from Faye Downey then we should have strong squad without muscle injuries…
    JFK has to bring these two players Gomis and Remy, both are very good, Gomis is strong player we need and Remy has pace we need….these two can improve us massively….with only PL and two cups we should attack top 6….
    full backs….Santon,Debuchy,Haidara,Raylor,Dummet
    thats very solid squad with lot of competitions and pardew has plenty of options
    some very good players have rest on the stand

  • 56 HullMag6 // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    if we sign one good enough by all means – if santons having a ‘mare Dummett at lb.

    If Cisse stays 4-2-4 Anita benched for all out attack keegan style or rotate front players depending on opposition.

  • 57 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Pardew out and Cisse to!

  • 58 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    After reading comments about the regime in the past and reading different views about the club since I am new to this blog I thought I should let you all know where I stand, I personally think MA has done good for the club financially and that is all the compliments stop there other than that his ownership has been a disgrace he could be forgiven for making one mistake or even two but time and time again he enjoys pissing off loyal fans them same fans that week in week out plough money into his business yes his business he only ever view this club as that he doesnt care about takin the club forward as long as we are on a sound financial footing and making a profit he is happy, I have always thought with a passionate owner who likes his football this club could go places everything is in place we shouldnt be mixing it with the likes of Norwich and Southampton. How many clubs have played CL football and fell away and got relegated since then? Not many we sould of maintained that and moved forward and still been challenging for that now, its a shame and frustrating how we have ended up with MA and his cockney mafia because this club and our fans deserve more than that.

  • 59 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Hullmag plus were never going to get a full season out of Ben arfa like are we . So theyl be a lot of attacking rotation

  • 60 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Pardew won´t bench Jonas and Tiote and he´s planning to play 442.

  • 61 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    you say pardew is rubbish (or make it sound like that saying he is worth-5 to 8 places) what difference would a league 1 manager have.
    entertainment-no their is even more chance of long balls and 4-4-2 formations
    choosing the right players-no in his mind he will just want ones such as bent or will stick with a similar starting 11 to last season championship teams won’t see much point of looking at European teams
    if you want a championship manager why don’t we just go for mick macarthy

  • 62 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    id hate poyet as manager..his arrogance on sideline would drive me mad.

    pardew was manager of the year 2 years ago..amazingly after wenger, he’s the longest serving pl manager of a team at the moment. give him a break

  • 63 low fell mag // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Hopefully we get these two in,Hopefully Pardew has learned his lessons from last season ( tactics @ team selections ), Because the team will be the, best we have had since the entertainers..
    Fingers crossed !

  • 64 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Indian, with regards to your RB question.

    Debuchy, Mbiwa, Anita, Santon, Haidara and Dummet can all play full back.
    With only Dummet and Haidara being left footed.
    I think we have ample cover.

    Hopefully with this new bird doing the fitness we wont have as many injuries anyway 😉

  • 65 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    scottycov@58 —— you are my new “best friend”

  • 66 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Pardew needs to learn to stop playing players out of position. Its absolutely terrible.
    Thats one of the reasons why our national team is so shite as well, Woy is another one who likes playing people out of position.

  • 67 kilcline // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    @hatem and toonking

    Ince is class, he is the pace and movement we are severely lacking, SBR would have snapped him up in a heartbeat.

    Pardrew has pretty much taken a dump on all of us, i would have Poyet in a heartbeat, got brighton playing some great stuff, done us in the cup! He would bring passing and movement and we have the players to suit that! Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Santon etc!

  • 68 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I actually thought that was the most sensible thing Kilcline had ever said.

  • 69 kilcline // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Keep flogging ya gear on twitter Belfast 😉

  • 70 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    But we wont get Poyet Kilcline.

    It will be Kinnear and some two bob assistant to work alongside him

  • 71 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Get a decent Gaffer in. Pardew has no idea.

  • 72 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Kilcline there’s a programme on the internet of burnsie in America looking for Ufo’s.

  • 73 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM


  • 74 toon kk // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    We have one simple big error in our squad it isn’t quite good enough, 3 to 4 quality signings would make all the difference

  • 75 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Interesting interview on talksport with the north east correspondent George Caulkin talkink about the internal workings of NUFC now lambeezee has left.
    Makes you step back and realise that maybe things are not as straight forward as we think.
    TINMAN-your bang on regarding players playing out of position, For as long as this happens you will never get the best out of that player.

  • 76 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Get French Football News understands that Bafetimbi Gomis’ representatives will make the journey to Newcastle by Monday to enter into the advanced negotiations stage for their client’s all the more likely transfer to the Magpies.

    A preliminary contract has been drawn up and Lyon are closer to agreeing a fee with Newcastle than ever. However, reservations from Bafetimbi Gomis remain on a personal level.

    The player would prefer to move to Marseille, there is no doubt about that. However, as Newcastle have now not talked to Marseille for over a week about Andre Pierre Gignac after the French side that finished 2nd in Ligue 1 last season did not respond to the Magpies’ €12m offer for Andre Pierre Gignac; the possibility of a Gomis move to Marseille is extremely slim.

    Gomis is being persuaded to give up the Marseille dream and instead sign for Newcastle. This is what is understood to have been in Jean Michel Aulas’ recent letter to the player who refused to turn up to a meeting with the chairman on Thursday.

    Lyon want €10m for Gomis and will refuse to sell him for anything less than that.

    Meanwhile, QPR have slowed talks with Newcastle for Loic Remy to a halt after their attempts to sign Gary Hooper earlier this week failed. The club is searching for other offensive targets.

  • 77 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I read last night that Gomis was actually in England for talks it was probably bullshit

  • 78 toon kk // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Has Pardew every been asked the question why he plays so many players out of position? If so what was his answer?

  • 79 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Jazzyp I agree to some extent but then where does it stop?

    Take the Debuchy saga for example with a set price only for it to be hiked up. It sets a precedent.

    While we can argue about “an extra mil here” where does it stop. Do we then bow down to all other clubs in the future. Then what about players do we start bowing down to there demands for the sake of another 10 thousand a week.

    I’m on of those in favour of our current business model. However I wish there was an acceleration on how fast deals were precluded. However I have no idea how straight forward transfer negotiations are I am fairly confident it’s not as straight forward as Fifa and Champ Manager depict.

    Those who point to other clubs dealings as a comparison. Do we know how long they were scouting said players, or how long the transfer negotiations took or even when they started.

    Also worth noting that I see the need for reinforcements where we are short or lacking in quality backup. Mainly ST / Winger and CB. However I am happy to wait for them to arrive.

    However if they don’t arrive I’ll be pissed off and continue my current stance and not put any money into the club or attend games. Which is a shame as this year I was going to get a season ticket instead of just a membership and attend what away games I could when in the country.

  • 80 kilcline // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM


    hahahahahaha what a geek! and a barman! quality! know what boozer the mug works in?

    What a idiot!

  • 81 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    I play players out of position because my alter ego tells me to.
    I keep playing shola in goal because he cant hit the back of the net for sh@t.
    I kept playing perch over anita because I am tactically inept.
    I kept playing Jonas because one day he might actually do something that warrants me picking him every week !!

  • 82 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I don’t have a clue Kilcline. I was trying to find it for ages to post on here lol

    The ufo hunter haha

  • 83 HullMag6 // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Poyet or joke – no thanks

    If pardew did go we’ll need better than that.

  • 84 Toon1978 // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Do we really want to sign a player that wants to be else where?

  • 85 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Bring Souness back!

  • 86 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    the fact that pardew plays players out of position maybe proves how costly it was to get rid of best and simmo.
    it’s like what bills son said yesterday when we finished 5th in them first 10 games we had a very well organised starting 11 the defenders we always making sure that they were ready for any threats you had the physical presence from tiote the speed from obatan the passing and movement of cabaye their was a decent controller of balls in the box with best and them you had the goal scorer that was ba.
    but then came the injury to raylor and the dropping of obatan which was the beginning of what has become a team that is so un organised

    when HBA and santon first began being used in pardews starting 11 it wasn’t too bad as each side still had 1 wide man to defend. but then came the third problem cisse who is very much identicle to ba and because we now had not 1 but 2 out and out strikers on the field we started to need more help from the midfield but the trouble then was we got more weaker at the back and also most of the goals were becoming wonder goals.

    then last season ba demander to be back in the centre which TBH is understandable given he is an out and out striker also pardew probably knew that our creativity was looking poor given the number of miracle goals cisse was doing plus we lack width on the bench unless he were to bring obatan on but who for when he knows that cisse ba or HBA would not be welcomed so instead he just used cisse out wide.
    then in January ba left and in came debuchy goufran and sissoko but if you notice not one of them was a wide man and debuchy it seems is yet another attacking FB so not only was the creativity a problem but now he also had a big risk with the right side as both HBA and debuchy always were getting forward.

    if we want a team to be very attacking then we need players with a good workrate and decent speed because as well as this being a physical league it is also a very fast paced one and I think the reason for it being a fast league is because players know that an opposition player won’t stand about just in front of the player with the ball. which is what our problem was last year.

  • 87 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM


  • 88 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    That isn’t 5 GK’s ^

  • 89 Dannyo // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    5 players in goal? Really parking the bus there 😉

  • 90 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Dannyo – ha I swiftly corrected myself but maybe not a bad idea 😉

  • 91 Dannyo // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Well, it would probably work better than the times we tried to park the bus against Man City that time… 😉

  • 92 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Glen Roeder was a better manager than Pardew. Who should be sacked.

  • 93 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    @stuart no9 glad we share the same views fella I also read people banging on about a boycott I for one think that would be a bad idea, no matter what goes on behind the scenes we should always support our club, we are known up and down the country for our passionate support and would like other clubs fans to remain thinking that.

  • 94 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pardew started handing out GK gloves to the team in the last half-hour 😉

  • 95 paul24 // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I hope we get Gomis and Remy in and Strola out. Gomis has consistently been in double figures in ligue 1, and so was Remy when he got enough starts. The only consistent thing about strola is his ability to be utter sh1te, 76 goals in 374 appearances is poor, even for a third choice striker.

  • 96 Stay Fit Hatem!! // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    First time poster on here guys and no..i’m not jeff with another account. As ScottyCov alluded to, what we’ve had to put up with this summer (and before) has been nothing short of disgraceful. We all know the mistakes from last season…and their doing it again!! Look at norwich who value for money have probably had the best transfer window in europe let alone the EPL. Pardew is mad for going back to 4-4-2, the only reason why 4-2-3-1 didnt work was because he played ppl out of position. Just to infuriate me even more, my football manager game came up with this headline “Pardew fearful after Gutierrez injury” and goes on to say “Losing Jonas is a bitter blow to our chances”

  • 97 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Shola and Pardew out!

  • 98 Klatoon // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    The Germans look sloppy tonight!

  • 99 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Sinclair is joining us next week.

  • 100 toon kk // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I think you’ve worked Pards out! !!!!!!!

  • 101 Bearsize // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    As it is now


    Debuchy colo mbiwa hadara

    Sissoko cabaye anita

    HBA Santon

    Shola is poo and i hope we get remy and gomis so shola leaves. i can then throw my street party i have been postponing for 13 years

  • 102 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    @100-Santon up top?

  • 103 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    “This is how Joe Kinnear can be successful”

    Article is a non starter… fact is.. he won’t be successful

  • 104 Bearsize // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM


    Yeah he has pace can cut in easily, great strike and good in the air. Problem is he is always running the length of the pitch before he can get near the danger zone. Young enough to be converted. Pards wont buy it though. Def worth a pop though

  • 105 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    pardew talks the talk in his times interview with caulkin
    but we all know he won’t walk / be sacked as he has a massive pay off waiting.

  • 106 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Alright lads long time reader first time poster… on youth set ups from the start of the blog… I visited ajax last year when in holland. Always have and always will have a cracking youth set up and one same as barca… just barca have had more success when it comes to dominating european football.

  • 107 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    anita and marveaux couldn’t get starts last season over the likes of tiote and jonas.

  • 108 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    And why we haven’t had a punt on vicktor fischer is beyond is like, there’s a lad thats full of talent great up the LW or in CAM role.

  • 109 Bearsize // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Plus what better way to cover a LB, with another LB. i would go out on a limb here and say santon is probably the fittest player in our team. Jonas would be pooing himself if pardew stumbled across this strategy

  • 110 yo-yo // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM


    Which Ruddy are you – the orignal or the fake ? Whichever you ARE behaving like a WUM and a bully.

    Pity the personal vendettas have taken over from football comments. I used to enjoy your football related posts.

    Viv Get a life

  • 111 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    toon-tom @ 87 — dont let pards see that , he’ll take it as a cunning plan and adopt it against man C. If he does-? your position on this blog shall be reviewed.

  • 112 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    would love poyet.

  • 113 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:43 PM


    12th and 16th sandwiched our 1 good season with pardew. hardly consistently successful is it?

    Poyet plays football, Pardew doesn’t and if you’re writing Poyet off because of arrogance, you may as well cancel football as we know it.

    Are you seriously suggesting pardew isn’t arrogant and based on what god only knows.

    Any manager who openly says he doesn’t want to be in europe after it’s taken him his whole career to get there needs sacked. Doesn’t he realise if we win a cup as he says he wants to despite putting out weak teams, we will be in europe!!

  • 114 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Stu @108 – I know I know

    Ed – remove @87 please 😉

  • 115 yo-yo // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:45 PM


    Another arrogant racist ? Dismissed for gross misconduct.
    Reputation for arguments with players and no man management skills.

    Be careful who you wish for

  • 116 Uncertain Toon // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Evening Chaps,

    Is Gomis ‘over the line’ yet?

  • 117 mauritius island // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    fantasy EPL

  • 118 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Hull mag

    Love that team

    1 Krul
    2 Debuchy
    5 Mbiwa
    6 Coloccini
    3 Santon
    8 Anita
    4 Cabaye
    7 Sissoko
    10 Ben Arfa
    9 Gomis
    11 Remy

    Not even Pardew could screw that up. Oh wait….
    I forgot Jonas, Saylor and Tiote

  • 119 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    scottycov— i would personally favour a boycott of the ground . It is just my opinion as i cant think of another way to try and force this man out- if there was another solution , fine, but i understand what you say about supporting the team , however , needs must and it would only be short term pain for long term gain.

  • 120 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    yo yo

    could have sworn Poyet got Brighton from league 1 to almost premiership in 3 seasons paying great football.
    Did well at leeds too.

    Of course Mourinho isn’t the least bit arrogant is he?
    What racism?

  • 121 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    stuart well put

  • 122 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    BTW you could get quite rich by making some bets thi year on Manchester united
    next trophy euroa league 33/1
    moyes to be sacked by the end of the season 7/4
    not to win first 3 matches 5/1
    moyse in charge last day of season- no 8/1
    next league title later than 2018 5/1
    all of these could be excellent odd because the way I see it if Manchester fan are as bad with managers as we are then moyse is certainly a rubbish manager for them because last season everton did more long balls than stoke in fact only Newcastle Fulham and west ham were worst also he is not a very attacking manager himself so sky have probably wasted money showing them matches.

  • 123 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    @Plana, Steve Nash and LeBron James are joining us next week.

  • 124 yo-yo // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM


    But he didn’t get to the EPL did he ?
    How do you rate the gross misconduct dismissal ?
    Or the fallings out with players ?
    He supported Suarez remember ?

    Like I said be careful who you wish for.
    As a confirmed Pardew hater the grass is always going to be greener for you – now if it was Hiddink I’d agree he’s a major upgrade. We’ll probably end up with Joke anyway……

  • 125 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Okay, I would think if u really wanna kick Ashley out, u may wanna consider the Barca operation mode. Boycotting may be effective, but negative. buying out the whole club is more effective. ie buyout the stocks or whatever?

  • 126 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    arizona———–buying out the whole club is more effective. ie buyout the stocks or whatever?——–
    ——— weve tried that though havnt we? didnt even get off the ground if my memory serves me well??

  • 127 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    rotanda heights

    i aggree with the points, I’m just suggesting that pardew shuld be given a chance. with the addition of a good st and winger to replace jonas, i believe we can have a good season. i just dont believe changing the manager would have any real impact. we need to continue to improve our scouting system and underage facilities/teams…money would be better spent on that then giving Pardew money for early retirement

  • 128 Klatoon // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    PEA with an assist

  • 129 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    @stuart no9 I understand where your coming from but to boycott a few games you need the majority involved and I dont think that will ever happen you will always getvthe majority that will want to go to the games.

  • 130 Cool Hand Luke // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Evening chaps, perhaps one of you would be so kind as to give me some advise? I’m planning a trip to England at the end of Aug and am hoping to catch either the West Ham or Fulham game.

    I looked on the official website and can only see the Man City game when looking for how to buy tickets. Am I too early or is there another place I could get tickets from?

  • 131 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Stuart, of coz we need some ppl with bigger shares like Richard Branson and other millionaires, but we don’t need one big owner dictating everything. u see what I mean? That is not something that could work overnight. If u have that vision, a proposal and a few PR stunts are needed at least.

  • 132 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    scotty – your right , it may never happen- but i would support one. I stopped going to the games about febuary.
    That is the first time since i started supporting the toon in 1962 i have refused to go- not because of the team , but because of our owner and the manager. I lost interest in ‘ brand pardew.
    My son is a physio at millwall and for the last few games i started going to the home games at the den- not because i’m a fan , but i got more excitement seeing my son treat a player than watching NU play football.- how sad is that , but i defy anyone to tell me pards football on the edge of our seats . i hope it changes – coz something has to

  • 133 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:33 PM


    The comments about Pardew not wanting to be playing in Europe are being twisted on here into a seemingly want to under achieve by the bashers.


    He is merely pointed out the fact that the squad is incapable, which is true. He isn’t stupid. We don’t have the tools to be fighting on all of those fronts as demonstrated last season. Do you think he wants a scrap with relegation again? No, nor do I.

    He would love us to be banging out European nights season after season im sure, “IF” he had the squad and quality to compete in these competitions.

    He knows deep down he will never get the backing for such ambition. This club only wants to sit mid-table, anything else is a bonus demonstrated by the lack of building last summer.

  • 134 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    @ 129 — i meant to say – pards football KEEPS you on the edge of your seats.

  • 135 cestriasteve // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Cool hand Luke

    If your stuck give me a mail, I cant go to saturday games, you can have my ticket.

  • 136 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM


    we have a great squad. As pointed out Pardew picks his favourites regardless of form so Anita despite 3 succesive gets dropped for the woeful Tiote all purely on previous reputation and Jonas and Saylor are only dropped if injured.

    We will never see the best of this squad under Pardew as he straitjackets them into playing an English hoofball style compounded by ultra defensive and negative tactics.

  • 137 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    @127 – too early to book mate

  • 138 stuart no9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    arizona — must admit , i was so confident branson was going to take over our club. It would have been the perfect club for him. I have not given up hope that one day we will have the virgin logo back on our shirts, or the great brown ale label – now, wouldnt that be something

  • 139 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Centriasteve – you have a season ticket but can’t go to saturday games?

  • 140 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Stu @135 – I read that Branson once stated that he was never contacted or asked about buying shares or buying the club outright and he said he would have contemplated it!!! Don’t ask me where I read that but I did see it quoted somewhere not too long ago

  • 141 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM


    Your concerns are noted. Not a WUM or a bully, multiple posters are a scourge to the blog.

    My football related comments will remain, but not on their own, I will comment on other issues as and when they arise, so never fear.


    I love how easy it was to get you to rise to the bait, although it certainly was not intended to see Pushy, Carl et al released back on the blog.

    Now that’s been dealt with, what is the craic this evening?

  • 142 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Spurs in for Remy?

    If that’s the case then lets have Defoe

  • 143 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Toon Tom

    Spurs are in desperate need for strikers, they’re unlikely to be selling any this summer.

  • 144 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    This guy is a lost cause

  • 145 jimiley // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    JFK could make a name for himself at NUFC by resigning.

  • 146 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    @Stuart no9 totally agree pards plays a shit brand of football I’ve never been a fan of his hes never achieved anything to be manager of NUFC he was never the fans choice and never will be but a boycott needs at least 25k 30k to have any impact and I dont think that wil ever happen pal

  • 147 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Ruddy – so are we, but Shola is out the door and he is a similar player to Defoe, isn’t he, no? Well, probably not 😉

  • 148 Rotonda heights // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Yo yo

    No what a crime he got beat in the play offs, but you overlook him getting them from league 1 to the very edge of the EPL to lose on a play off, in only 3 years playing beautiful football.

    Hate is a very strong word. Dislike is more appropriate.

    Managers always protect players and compatriots abroad. It’s in the constitution regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. Many is the time Pardew defended Barton’s antics.

    His CV doesn’t contain nearly relegating 3 different teams and 2 record losing streaks at 2 different clubs and taking a PL team to the bottom 3 of the championship.

  • 149 jimiley // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Percy is aiming for tenth. 6 points on average above 3rd bottom. In other words a relegation fight. Nice one Perce. Keep them coming!!!!!

  • 150 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Toon Tom

    Hmmm, not quite haha for what it’s worth I think we’ll be letting Shola see out his final year at the club.

  • 151 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    the only way to solve that but is to get midfielders who play down the sides instead of only uusing midfielders that go into the centre
    out of our current midfield i would only hav HBA or marvo cabaye and sissoko where Jonas is we need a new winger for certain then upfront we should get a forward capible of controlling the ball and finally make debuchy more focused with defending.

    it is ok having sissoko anita cabaye HBA and marvo but we can’t have every single on on the pitch we need to use the width as well as the centre.

  • 152 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    @147 – yeah we will I’m sure!

    Shola will be here when Krul retires 😉

  • 153 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Great debut by PEA as expected.

    Next game going to be epic.

    Bayern will return with Götze, Martinez, and Ribery.
    And Mkhitaryan and PEA will have had time to establish themselves in the starting eleven for Dortmund.

  • 154 Cool Hand Luke // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Thanks Cestriasteve, ill have to make the other travel arrangements so im not sure what match ill be going to but i will find out and give you a shout. Thanks also Tom_Toon

  • 155 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Toon Tom

    See if I see a breaking news story “Shola Ameobi signs contract extension” I will bloody scream! haha

  • 156 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Guardiola slaps own of his players:

  • 157 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    ruddy i guess you would not consider Malcolm McDonald a legend if he came back to manage newcastle

  • 158 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

  • 159 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM


    Erm what?

  • 160 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    PEA’s assist. Reus offside though.

  • 161 Uncertain Toon // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Is there any heads up for a site streaming the Blackpool game fellas?

  • 162 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM


    We do not have a great squad, we are lacking in many areas if injuries occur. There is a massive difference from having a good first eleven and a “great” squad.

    Up until January it was absolutely woeful, and it is still insuffient, it pains me to say it, but it was. It is no where near what a Premier League club should have. Bringing development players in because he was “forced” to through a lack of backing and injuries demonstrates that.

    I will take the “playing” players out of position as a fair point. But many times, he was forced to also.

    Cisse on the wing and Jonas at left back spring to mind in regards to this point. To be honest, between dropping Cisse and playing Obertan is a difficult decision. If we didn’t have so many injuries at that stage he would never of put him out there to begin with. We were thread bare. It’s not as if we had amazing wingers ready to bring in “but” we chose Cisse over them? We were struggling to field an experienced quality strong first eleven through a lack of backing.

    His hand was forced many times to try and put out the strongest team we possibly had, and it was still weak in positions even then.

    I’v got a good feeling Pardew is going to prove alot of posters wrong on this blog this season “if” he is backed with two new strikers.

    Without Europe and the decimation which we witnessed of the squad last season It’s inevitable we are going to do a lot better.

    Joe Kinnear needs to bring two strikers in anything less and he has failed and let the club down.

  • 163 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    where is confirmation of spurs being in for remy mate.

  • 164 jimiley // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    We need to keep the faith in Percy, JFK and Big Mike. With patience, they will bring us the Premiership in a few years. Stability is everything. I cannot wait for papisse to score at hattrick at man u to win us the league. Jonas to supply the crosses. Brilliant!!!!

  • 165 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    what the f@ck you been smoking bud ??.
    Win the league,I like your optimism but Jonas to supply the crosses is going way way overboard my friend.

  • 166 jimiley // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    What have you got against Jonas? An Argy international and first name on Percy’s team sheet. The Toon’s best player. He would get into any first 11 in the Prem. Smoke that mate.

  • 167 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    ruddy Malcolm McDonald or supermac as we toon fans call him was an excellent forward for Newcastle he did have a short period being a manager although he didn’t manage Newcastle, what he does now is a radio show at 6pm and he feels shola is much better than most people think because although he doesn’t score much he is a one of those who sets the ball up for another forward.
    put it this way Malcolm was a great footballer so he probably knows a lot of things that we don’t know about players like shola.

  • 168 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    jimiley and jazzyp
    get lost from here because you are both the same person it is impossible for a person to read a post then type all that stuff in just 1 minute
    you would have needed to type the two posts on a word doc then just copied and paste the stuff in the box.

  • 169 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Pardew is no more than a puppet on Mashleys string. A good strong willed manager wouldnt put up with his shit, Pards looks forward to his one on ones with Mike so he can sniff toot off his breasts and tell him how good he’s running the club with his Kangol pants and Lonsdale duds round his ankles whilst being pumped off Mike high fiving big Joe.

  • 170 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I wasn’t after an argument, I was simply disagreeing with you on Jonas.
    did you actually watch him against sunderland or most games last season ??.
    the guy was bought as an offensive player, yet by his own admission has lost his pace-scored 1 goal all season-hardly any assists if any.
    Put it this way mate if we sign remy and gomis and play a 4 3 3 Jonas will not play in the first team.
    ben arfa
    Mark my words !!

  • 171 Uncertain Toon // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Toon Prodigy,

    I think Pardew’s achilles heal is his own ego mate. It’s undone him at previous clubs. From some of his interviews of late it appears that he does admit he was found wanting in some departments last season, tactics,players positions etc, but i just can’t see him changing.

  • 172 lesh // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    As we have problems accessing comments from a phone when they number 400 plus, there’re a number of ways to deal with it:

    Ed lengthens his publishing day and does without sleep to even the spread of articles over the day;

    Bar multi-namers thus cutting down the number of posts (there lies a challenge for them eh?)

    Don’t even try accessing the comments;

    Do nowt.

    As far as those clamouring for Poyet, he is not liked by Brighton fans as he’s said to be arrogant and mischeavous. Imagine him and Joe? A recipe for disaster!

  • 173 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Jazzy – few people mentioned it on Twitter – which we all know is the hallmark of truth!

  • 174 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    before you engage in a comment regarding two people being one,just look at the times of the posts and i’ll think you will find that in actual fact,Yours and Jimileys are only 2 minute apart whereas mine and jimileys are 3 minute apart !!

  • 175 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    er toonking…what are you on about? I think the conspiracy thing is getting out of hand here…

  • 176 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Jazzy @170 – Jonas wouldn’t feature in any if OUR first 11 – but Pards loves the dude. As well as Saylor and Tiote – so unless they’re injured (or Tiote is suspended) they are the first on his team sheet.

    Lets hope he changes his tact this season

  • 177 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    yes, I agree Tsunki very well said this conspiracy stuff is er oh er oh dammit……

  • 178 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Toon tom
    I hope this to be false pal because out of all the forwards we are currently linked with, Remy by far will be the bigger success story

  • 179 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    @178 – agreed – Remy will be as mesmerising as Benny I’m sure

  • 180 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Jazzy p ::: what happened to 3 hours ago when Anita was in your first team squad .

  • 181 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM


    What ego are we talking about here? From what I have seen he is often and open about his wrong doings? He comes across as quite dignified. He is by far the most professional person at the club right now out of everyone.

    We have to remember the bloke finished 5th the season before. He didn’t have an ego then? Nor was he tactically inept? He finished the season fifth and won manager of the year voted by his fellow professionals.

    It just shows you how thickle some Newcastle supporters can be in the space of a year. Infact not in the space of a year, I seen people turn last November before even the half way point haha. Unreal.

    Things go wrong and all of a sudden he is no good, he has an ego, he is tactically inept, SACK HIM!

    What bollocks it is man. Just because people don’t agree with his team selection or tactics they make up all these things about him, granted he has short comings but some of the stuff is astonishing. It got to the stage people were even laying into his interviews, listening very careful for any kind of misgivings and then writing an essay on here about it man haha.

    The bloke is his own man, with his own idea’s, it’s his job let him get on with it. If he fails before Christmas he will be gone, that’s football.

    The problems are high up at Newcastle and filter down, until that changes we will always be a mid-table club pushing for top 8. That’s where Mike Ashley wants us and that’s where we will stay regardless of the manager.

    You can bring in Mourinho, but with the way this club is set-up we would finish mid-table because that’s what we aspire to. That’s exactly what the backing and squad depth suggests.

  • 182 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Sometimes reading this blog is an enlightening experience and it keeps me occupied and there are ssome people who really know their stuff. But there arent half some trolls on here like.

    On the subject of our team, the argy gunslinger needs a bench place but that’s it. Saylor needs dropping, him and willo are at best liabilities, and the yellow card accumulator formerly known as tiote needs to go hard or go home, last season he couldnt run ten yards without conxeding possession, and his passing is godaaaaful.

    Anita needs a run in the team as I’m sure I saw stats somewhere mid season that his pass completion % was higher than anyone in the team, and him and cabaye could prove lethally effective pulling strings in a 433.

    If any of our squad want to leave then get them shipped, I’d rather see 11 who want to play here and respect the badge on the front like we do rather than a half @rsed squad putting in some of the shambolic performances I had to witness last season.

    Needs a shake down top to bottom and grass roots needs assessing bigstyle.. how can you ever expect to be a force in this league without any visibly effective youth setup. Ajax have one of the best academies in europe, how about courting some of their development coaches?

    Transfers in gomis will be good can and has been used in wing positions but really an excellent hold up player, and has an eye for goal, accuracy isnt always there though. Remy needs to be cleared before ill pass judgement, although his quality is there for all to see. Although vicktor ficher from ajax is far better probably a similar price definitely lower wages and not a suprise sexer.

    sorry for the long post but first time.commenting after 2plus years of reading, pent up emotion haha

  • 183 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Evening mate-this is what I was talking about earlier today with fellow members on here regarding guys just want to come on here and talk nufc without idiots jumping on the bandwagon .The likes of JAYK AND JEFF deserve all the crap that is thrown at them.Because they are clearly trolls and here to wind people up.

  • 184 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Apologies jazzy I thort it was you I was talking to earlier haha same team without Anita that he had instead of your sissoko

  • 185 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Good first post shaka. What is you’re other user name 😉

  • 186 John Tudor // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    bert ollie

  • 187 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    evening pal-3 hrs ago I commented on percy choosing perch over anita which imo was wrong as I think anita given a chance is the better player out of the 2.
    but did I ever say I would choose anita for the first team ???

  • 188 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    no worries mate

  • 189 leavemyarselona // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Jazzy read 3 comments back from yours haha mixed up I was

  • 190 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Well its been without a doubt the most we have done in the transfer market in 1 day. But we have still signed no1 but im very suprised we put in a loan move in for remy. However i think gomis bid will get turned down. But progress nd a bit of ambition to sign players

    Jazzyp i personlly think that will b our team next season but remy will b on the wing i think in a 4-2-2-2 formation. Making us more attacking making our team look a bit like this

    Ben arfa====================remy


  • 191 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    nearly said by the way im not jeff, but that seemed like an admission of guilt in itself. Im not a troll nor do I live under the blog bridge preying on unsuspecting bloggers, just wish to discuss the unrivalled passion in my life which is our glorious if heavy misled and poorly represented club.

  • 192 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    cant fault your team selection at all bud. Lets just hope we get the signings over the line eh and soon.

  • 193 Uncertain Toon // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Toon Prodigy,

    The same ego that made him resign from Reading to force a move to West Ham! He thinks he knows it all and I for one wouldn’t trust him as far as i could throw him. Think we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one mate, however i’m open minded and i sincerely hopes he proves me wrong because that means the toon are doing well.
    I’ve always thought he was a wrongun and always will though, regardless of how he performs at the toon, but that as they say is just my opinion!

  • 194 JAMSHA // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Newcastle’s Joe Kinnear fit as
    a flea and aiming for
    Champions League

    joke of the day

  • 195 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    In regards to Remy,

    I really don’t know how Newcastle are going to do this.

    I mean, Remy is on 80 grand a week isn’t he? We won’t pay that? Our wage cap is apparantly 40 with Colo on 70 as an exception as our captain.

    Unless we have shook our wage cap up and ploughed some of this TV money into it I really cannot see Remy halfing his weekly income.

    I’d have him all the same.

    Only because im desperate for us to do well on the pitch next season. Im well aware we are scraping the barrell with his off the field antics.

  • 196 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    @190 – spot on

  • 197 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I cant fault it either. Its a gud team we just need a sub striker instead of shola or camball then its a gud team

  • 198 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Prodigy – if we take him on loan I’d imagine we would only pay ‘aprox 75% of his wages this season. So would be 50-60K I’d think.

    I think Ashley’s age cap, wage cap has been reconsidered – as well as his 5yr plan, from 5yrs ago 😉

  • 199 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Thought our wage cap was 60k

  • 200 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    The Magpies’ moves for Remy and Gomis may suggest that Alan Pardew has given up on signing Darren Bent and Andre-Pierre Gignac of Marseille.
    I f@ckin hope so to boys.Gignac at 12 mill would be a disaster just for the fact that he doesn’t even want to come here for a start+ he wants to go to a bigger club as well.

  • 201 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Big mac gignac, 12M that would be really big step back for our club

  • 202 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:25 PM


    I’v never really followed his career to be honest, I have no interest in it. I only follow Newcastle.

    I’ll judge him on how he performs here, just like I did with Joey Barton, Lee Bowyer and the like.

    So far, I think he has been sh1t on from a great height with this regime and he has handled it all pretty well, but im well aware his capabilities are limited.

    If in the future, dare I say it, if we aspire to push on and finish top six, then I think we will need someone else with more experience to maintain that push.

    For now though, we are what we are, and im happy for him to see us through it. He can do mid-table and a push for top 8 until the cows come home for me.

    It’s no co-incidence Pardew has a long contract and is a mid-table manager 😉

    Unfortunetly, it’s all Mike Ashley wants, anything else is a bonus.

  • 203 Jail for Ashley // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Toon Prodigy,
    I am a great fan of your posts do you live in New Zealand or work nightshift.

  • 204 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    it is being reported in the telegraph that we have offered a substantial loan fee with a view to a permanent deal.
    This imo is the perfect solution for the remy saga should Septembers bail hearing go down south !! as we get best of both worlds

  • 205 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM


    Interesting story from the mirror i hope all goes well nd 1 day we are in the champions league but im willing to wait until we have pure quality but i want us to win the fa cup cas id go to wembley nd watch the final. Its those kind of moments that us geordies dream of.

  • 206 Jamesthefirst // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    The one player who Pardew puts blind faith in every week and who should’ve been sold by now: Jonas. Has come out and slagged Pardew off:

  • 207 Goodfella // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    So jonas has gave his excuse for last season I wonder if that’s why Pardew is having a more hands on role in training this season.

  • 208 Goodfella // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM


    Lol beat me to it. 🙂

  • 209 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Jazzy @204 – due to the fact he can be a ‘tad Rapey?

    I agree.

    In other news I hear Erdinc mentioned again!!!!

  • 210 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Telegraph post on gomis nd remy

  • 211 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    well at least we have found out why we were so crap last season then-oh and I thought it was the European exertions that did us, Silly me.
    percy has got his allies in Jonas even turning against him now-the clocks ticking pards

  • 212 Jamesthefirst // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    In The Times interview Pardew says he interfered too much with tactics last season and intends to let our best players be given the freedom to express themselves.

    And we all know no matter who our manager is, if they take the shackles off Cabaye and Ben Arfa we would be a handful for any defence.

  • 213 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    NO NO NO don’t even go there bud with Erdinc.
    He wanted nothing to do with NUFC was it last season or even the season before that,When we linked with barnetta as well

  • 214 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM


    lol@ New Zealand.

    Im home grown mate, born and bread in Walker, Newcastle. Same place as Ed actually.

    I work night-shift but I have access to a computer.

    I know my posts are sporadic, I work 7 on 7 off, I don’t get much time to post through the day and work crazy hours during my 7 on.

    Cheers, it’s appreciated. I just try and tell it how I see it.

  • 215 north_country_boy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Every time I see that someone has put their favourite team up on here the defence reads DEBUCHY – MBIWA – COLOCCINI – SANTON but to me that is far too attacking and not enough defensive defenders especially against the better teams – the one player we are missing in defence is a Kompany, Terry, Vidic type player – an out and out centre half who doesn’t ‘play full back when required’ – when was the last time you saw one of those 3 at full back. Not sure we can get away with playing Debuchy and Santon together, especially without the back up of a Tiote – a lot of people are talking about Cabaye and Sissoko in the middle but we’d get absolutely smashed off the likes of City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal. I’m all for bringing back some entertaining and attacking football but you can’t just go gung ho!

  • 216 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    When the players are telling the manager that the training sessions are to easy it shows just how poor that manager is

  • 217 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Jazzy – I hope that the Bardsley rumours and Erdinc are just lazy journalists. Neither would want to play with us or even fit in.

    I’d rather Beardsely and McDonald 😉

  • 218 bills-son // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    North-country-boy @ 215

    Correct – oyr defence is weak with Santon and Debuchy and there is no height and power in the centre to deal with height and power from the oppo.

    Our defence is the weakest part of the team and if we don’t address it I can’t see us finishing better than 12-14th this season.

  • 219 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    North country
    I get ya but who do you aspire to have instead? Theres nee chance theres any money getting splashed on a CB of the quality your after, and if the likes of james tompkins is being bandied about at 6mil plus… id rather take my chances with who we have and a better second option to saylor or willo. Really we could do with rb cover, a proper rb not anita grafting in there so yanga doesnt have to cover any full back positions, cos that lad has the potential to be exceptional. Needs guidance and support but id put money on him being unreal.

  • 220 Toon_Tom // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    @216 Jack – agreed !

    I said a few months ago that I hope to God that Pardew / Ashley seek assistance from a “proper” coach to drill them in training (not drill drill, you know what I mean) – someone to work along side Pardew to give him a different view and opinion on players in training and what each if them should be working on. They all require special training depending in their fitness, ability, form and persona in my opinion. Not simply friendly training to bind the team and create a good spirit. They need worked on so I was hoping that we would recruit someone to specifically, and only, work on tactics in training and push them to their true potential.

  • 221 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM


    I hope so, I think the wage cap is really holding us back in recruiting players from this country.

    I don’t want us to shell out 80 grands a week for players but just teak it a little maybe upto 50 and 60 grands.

    Surely it would not cause us too much harm and we do have the extra TV revenue now every season to cover that step.

  • 222 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Great to hear Jonas being honest.

    It really makes a change from people connected with the club constantly spinning negatives into positives, when we all know the score, it´s just insulting.

    So well done Jonas!!

  • 223 kt97toonarmy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Toon tom

    I hope so as well bardsley is a mackam toss nd erdic isnt that gud however i do think he wud b gud 4 the bench in my previous post @90

  • 224 Mister Tuff // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Had a power cut a couple of night ago and today the ISP had problems so just manged to get back online.
    I am quite alarmed in respect of the newspaper article quoting Jonas as saying the training was too easy. I personally have never heard of such a thing from “top professionals”. I had assumed these guys would be at the height of physical prowess and am astounded they were obviously not. There is no excuse for this at all. this suggests the management must have been satisfied with fitness levels – they were obviously way off base. I now wonder what other wrong assessments (younger players comes to mind) were made or continue to be made. A shocking tale of poor management.

  • 225 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Same with santon, need to make a decision if were going to push him.further up the pitch or not, but he’s easily italian international quality given a full season with no injuries and some decent competition behind him in young dummett and haidara. Just needs prope coaching and match gained decision making on when to go and when to stay.

  • 226 kaarek0ng // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    JB, Hatem, and Tuff.
    Why cling to last year’s miserable season? We know that Pardew has brought inn a fitness ekspert for exactly that reason, we also know that he’s decided to take a more hands on approach to the sessions (we can only speculate on why). Why are you guys applauding totally unproffesionall behaviour from Jonas? Slagging off your manaager in the media. The only thing he achieves is more turmoil and disent. The guy should be ashamed. (Asuming that he’s actually said the things he’s been quoted on)

    I must be missing how thats in the clubs best interrest

    On another note, Jonas has shown some positives in the central midfield. Maybe we can find a use for him there against certain teams?

    Love from Norway. HWTL

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