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Newcastle Raise Bid For Gomis – Want Remy On Season Loan

11:21 am, Saturday, July 27th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 320 Comments

News coming though right now on Sky Sports,  that Newcastle have raised their bid for Lyon’s French International striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

bafetimbu gomis.

Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle raise offer to £6.9M

Newcastle are reported to have raised their bid for Gomis to £6.9M.

There was news yesterday that Lyon wanted £8.4M plus a bonus of £1.7M for their 27 year-old striker, and we understand Newcastle initially bid around £5M for Gomis earlier this week, and of course the striker has only one year left on his five-year deal at Lyon.

And the other good news coming through is that Newcastle are trying to get QPR’s Loic Remy on a one year loan deal to Newcastle United for next season.

Loic is on a huge wage at QPR and a number of things may be happening here.

QPR want to keep him at the club,  but are willing to loan him out,  so another club next season can help with his wages, and of course he wants to play in a top league so he can get into the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

And if QPR under Harry Redknapp get immediately promoted back to the Premier League next May, then QPR could take him back next summer.

That’s not as good as signing Remy outright, but if QPR don’t make it back next May,  there will be an opportunity to sign Remy outright next summer.

Of course once Loic plays in front of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies at the hallowed ground of St. James’ Park, he may not appreciate playing in front the 17,000 crowds at a small stadium like Loftus Road in London.

A loan deal is not as good as getting Remy outright, but it’s a lot better than not getting him at all, and then next season we would need to bring in Remy, or some other top striker.

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320 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    breakng news both gomis n remy bids have bee rejrcted

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    So Lyon have said they will reject any offer under €10 mil and QPR said weeks ago they absolutely will not entertain loan offers……

    So we bid €6.9 mil and go to QPR for a loan deal……

  • 3 toontillidie // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    lets face it we aint gonna get remy or gomis we will start the season the same way we finished it last season with nothing added

  • 4 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM


    That’s how we roll. Perhaps JFK has offered up some personal photo’s of himself to sweeten the deal… he is the closest to being a God, is he not?

  • 5 Ben3arfa // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Aulas would be crazy not to accept that bid for Gomis ..

    Remy on a season loan with an option of purchase would be grand

  • 6 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    … Ed… just…. *sigh*

  • 7 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I feel hooper was key to the remy move. We may not want to risk buying him with a rape case hanging over his head.

  • 8 Goodfella // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    What are we playing at 6.9 why not just make it 7 as for the Remy loan deal makes sense with his court case hanging over him, and if he’s cleared complete the deal in January.

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    A loan for Remy is the best option. AS for the Gomis bid, Lyon want just over 8 million euros plus add ons, so if we have bid £6.9million, as suggested by Ed, the currency conversion takes it to around 8million Euros I would think, not that far off the price.

  • 10 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM


    Even just a normal loan then come the end of September when we know if he will be charged can pay the release fee and will be an official player jan 1st.

  • 11 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Come on kinnear-a-saurus make us all look like fools for calling you useless


  • 12 Slank // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    It looks like Lyon are in a difficult, almost poker, position.

    If they reject our (I’m assuming) cash upfront offer they will have a very disgruntled player. They must hope someone will come in during this window and agree to their asking price because six months down the road Gomis will be gone on a free and Lyon will get nowt. Do they stick or twist?

    Given the uncertainty surrounding Remy’s legal status I would have thought that a loan move would be the best solution for both clubs. I doubt Ashley would sanction a major spend on a player who could get banged up anytime soon.

  • 13 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Gomis can wait until the last day of the window.
    Lyon might accept 6M then if no one else is showing an interest.

    Remy on loan with to buy option, sounds good to insure against the rape arrest.

  • 14 toonluvva // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Seems the bets of both worlds.

    We can increase our bid for Gomis To say £7.5m if necessary.

    Taking Remy on loan would benefit QPR financially, whilst giving us the chance to evaluate him as a potential signing in July next season or even January if the charges are dropped.

    Could JoKe be doing his job now?

  • 15 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Can’t see Remy wanting to be tied to a Championship club like, so I doubt a loan would work.

  • 16 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I think Lilongwe Geordie is right; £6.9m is roughly 8m euros and at least close to what they’re asking for. Gomis is desperate to leave so it may be enough (if we can agree personal terms that is). I also agree that a loan move for Remy makes a lot of sense.

    What with the Cisse and Krul news I’m finally beginning to feel a bit happier. Nothing’s sorted yet but at least we’ve made an official bid – that’s worth celebrating in itself!

    SeanNufc87 – Kinnear-asuraus – love it.

  • 17 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Cisse, Remy, Gomis and Gouffran would surely spell the end for Shola.

  • 18 king kinnear // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Finally some good news coming out of the toon, and people write it off instantly as bull??

  • 19 WWYCD // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Remy on loan would be grand for us but crap for him can’t see it happening Gomis maybe but who knows

  • 20 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Gomis looks extremely likely I think, Remy is still the great unknown. His quality is just what we need though.

    Gomis only playes up front as lone striker or part of a two up front arrangement -, remy can play across the front and is decent on the wings.

  • 21 Greebol1892 // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    If we do get Remy then I think we will definitely avoid relegation.
    Not sure about the 52,000 mad screaming fans though….. haven’t seen that on matchdays.
    I cannot see us raising to €10m for gomis, even though his wages would be relatively low.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Why would a loan be bad for Remy?

  • 23 Ian Toon // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    JFA — With your recent expression of an interest in cricket I was
    beginning to think that maybe your not such a philistine after all!

    Only for you to shoot yourself in the foot yet again.

    Mr. Toad, of Toad Hall, is one of the main characters in the novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and also the title character of the A. A. Milne play …
    It’s a great read though as my nephew will testify.

    Don’t bother to respond because I am away and would hate to miss any missive from you addressed to me.

  • 24 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    I think so, although I’m sure the club would be keen to keep hold of him. I hope he leaves, and gets regular football somewhere so he makes the Nigeria World Cup squad. He turned down an extension in March/April as he wanted more game time, so if player come in I’d expect him to be off.

  • 25 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    If we get him on loan….how much of his salary will we pay? Isn’t he paid a lot more than our current top earners?

  • 26 WWYCD // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Still tied to a championship club, no security and less likely of a signing on bonus I’d be surprised if he wants a loan deal rather than an permanent switch

  • 27 JaxtheMag // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    lets hope its byby shola at last.

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I hope I’m wrong but I really can’t see us getting them both, he wouldn’t have Leon Best sitting on the bench he’s not going to allow an 8M striker to sit there.

  • 29 WWYCD // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Leon was worth 20 mill easy mate

  • 30 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    A few pilgrims at the training ground this morning.

  • 31 corkypants85 // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    i think the remy deal will be a loan with a veiw to a perm switch giving us first option to buy should he be found not guilty like the big andy to west ham deal!

    and i should think its going to be hard for lyon to reject that offer because its catch 22 for them either they sell now for a knock down price or lose him for nowt next year

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I agree, the signing on fee might pose an issue, but I doubt we would match his current wages, so he would be earning more if he came on loan. The release clause is there, so he still has the knowledge that a transfer is likely to occur in the near future, I’d guess when the allegations against him are dropped (presuming he is innocent).

  • 33 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I would be very happy to get Gomis and Remy in but I’m not convinced that Gomis is really that good. He has a similar goal scoring record to Goffran’s, which is OK, but if he can form a good partnership with Gouffran/Cisse then that’ll pay off. I must admit that I don’t know a great deal about him so I could be wrong – does anyone know what his style of play is? Is he a strong CF, good in the air etc?

    Remy would add some width to our attack and I feel getting both of them in would be very good for us. I still feel that one of the best signings has been Swansea getting Bony – I’m still very jealous.

  • 34 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Once a player wants out the club can play hardball, but they still move on.

  • 35 Levi // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I know there is alot of talk about gomis being in the last year of his contract but sometimes i think you should work out the value of the player and the value he will bring to our squad rather then the value of his contract

  • 36 colwell // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Remy on loan and send Shola the other way.

    If Carlsberg did transfer deals…….

  • 37 WWYCD // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    True but I still think he much prefer a full switch. Plus I reckon QPR would want the transfer fee to reinvest

  • 38 corkypants85 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    this is when we could do with torq!!!

  • 39 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM


    I’m with you on gomis. When I’ve seen him I’ve not been that impressed. Remains to be seen if he can do the business in the EPL. would have preferred pea or bony.

    I think pards wants more strength and power up front. Cisse hold up play is not great so who knows.

  • 40 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Wilifred Bony, 31 goals last season in 30 games in the Eredivise. Pretty impressive stats. Many attacking players have moved from the Dutch league to the Prem over the years, not many have even come close to reproducing their form in Holland at Prem level. Danish ‘wonderkid’ Jon Dahl Tommasson had a great record in Holland before and after playing for us.

    Of course there are exceptions, Van Nistlerooy being the most obvious. People will say Van Persie, but for me that isn’t as clear cut. He has been in England 8 years, and had 2 good seasons. Dirk Kuyt was okay if you just wanted a workhorse, but in Holland he couldn’t stop scoring. I remember many NUFC fans being disappointed that such a top goalscorer had gone to Liverpool for £11million and we hadn’t deemed him worth that. He proved a good servant to Liverpool, but definitely not as a goalscorer and definitely not at £11million.

    Boro thought they had bought the answer to all their goalscoring woes in Afonso Alves. This guy had a better record than Bony, and at a reported 20million Euros was still thought to be value for money. 45 in 39 games in Holland’s top flight, what could go wrong? 10 goals in 42 Premier league games spanning 2 seasons, and a relegation, that is what.

    The list doesn’t end there big money in relative terms saw equally talented dutch league goalscorers to the Prem, Van Hooijdonk, Kezman, Babbel, Boogers, Wijnhard, Nijholt, Emnes, John, Reuser, Roy, Sibon, Trustfull, Vennegor of Hesselink, Altidore (1st time, maybe 2nd as well), Wooter. There will be many more as well. The successes are far fewer, Overmars, Van Nistlerooy, Hasselbaink. There are possibly one or two more to have come direct from the Dutch leagues, but those are the only 3 that stand out.

  • 41 Levi // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM


    haha i like that.

  • 42 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    At least these guys are internationals and its got to be better than Ameobi, coming off the bench every week. Gomis and Remy will know off each other along with the french lads we already have. If we can get a decent winger and a centre half then things could be on the up.

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    I suppose the other benefit to Remy of a loan deal is if he joins us and does well, he could get a move to a side competing for honours after proving he can cut it in the Prem with 2 teams.

  • 44 Mark the Mag // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Remy, Gomis, Gignac, Bent ? whats happened to us pursuing young hungry players who want a chance to prove themselves at a club that can help them fulfil there potential ? All these players have been around the block and could be described as mercenaries…yet we seemed pleased that we are close to getting them.

  • 45 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Apologies for the long post…

  • 46 remy D // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Y what would that tit add to what you have just been
    Told you dense idiot

  • 47 geordie157 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    I think if true the increased bid will be enough for Lyon to accept it, then hopefully terms can be sorted quickly for once.

    Are loans now back as an option as I thought Ashley didn’t think they offered any value.

    If we do a loan with a view to a permanent move, Scott Sinclair surely is worth a look.

  • 48 SeanNufc87 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Torq I miss you bro! *pours one for ones homie*

  • 49 WWYCD // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Tbf I think without the court issues he’d be courted by bigger teams already

  • 50 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    with reguards to gomis goalscoring record.

    i’m blindly hopefull as a player with his build and type of play seems to do very good in the prem.

    and if lukaku and benteke can be as bigger hits in the prem as they are why wouldnt gomis !

    with blind and ignorent belief from 52k+ fans praying gomis really is the next drogba then surely the miracle can happen 🙂

  • 51 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Whether or not we see a loan deal for remy is irrelevant as QPR have already come out saying they will not be sending “first” team players on loan!
    They have said its clear if you want one of our players put a bid in, otherwise don’t bother

    They won’t do loans

    And gomis they have stated €10 million euros so were still short if the fee

  • 52 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Lyon, are just posturing to attract another team into a bidding war. Gomis has gone AWOL so they will have to shift him sooner or later.

  • 53 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM


    Nice points well made.

    Truth is you never know how good foreign players are gonna be in EPL. Fingers crossed.

    Remy and gomis would give us selection problems – nice problems to have. Bring gomis and Gouffran on at 70 mins 🙂

  • 54 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    It is 8.4 plus 1.7 add ons. We will see on that, as others have said, they don’t have a huge choice, and by making him train with the kids have already pretty much alienated him and damaged there bargaining power.

    As for Remy, I’m not really arguing what QPR have said, clubs say lots of things, but it doesn’t always mean that they stick to it.

  • 55 corkypants85 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    geordie157:- i thought loans were out of the question too but maybe a loan with a veiw to a permanant switch giving us first option can only be seen as a no lose situation especially if yhe player in question has a court case looming!

  • 56 nut meg // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    So assuming we get Remi & Gomis in who is going to supply them with chances to score goals. We need a creative AMF to link play up with the forwards & to be a goal threat himself. Cabs can’t do it by himself IMHO. Suggestions are welcome.

  • 57 noir9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Can’t see any club buying Remy until the rape allegation is cleared up. It would be shear madness to pay £8mil for a player who could be going to jail for 5 years, loan deal might be the only option unless he stays at QPR but he then will have no chance of going to the World Cup.

  • 58 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Sinclair, would be a decent signing on the wing and of course Remy, can operate out wide.

  • 59 geordie157 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    nut meg

    Wijnaldum from PSV who can play RW, LW and AM.

  • 60 geordie157 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    just been seeing how the u21’s are looking and who’s been playing.

    Anyone seen Rolando Aarons play? Is he a good prospect?

  • 61 Jonny // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Has to be said, spurs have on hell of a squad full of talent.

  • 62 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Hoilett, would worth a punt. And if NUFC, are interested in the loan market Chelsea, might let Victor Moses, go out on loan.

  • 63 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    @60 geordie

    i probably have but i dont remember him tbh.
    the name stands out but maybe he was overshadowed by some other players when i’ve watched them.

  • 64 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Remy on a loan deal-just proves how much bs toondanno spouted

  • 65 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I’ve never seen Gomis player b4, apart from the odd youtube video.
    From what I’ve read, Graham Carr had a big part in choosing Gomis. Enough said. If Carr rates him, I rate him.
    Come on people, in Graham Carr we trust!!

  • 66 corkypants85 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    remy————ben arfa———-gouffran

    that would make me more than happy think of the bench Anita,Marv,saylor,sissoko,gomis or cisse,hairdryer

  • 67 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Remy loan deal is smart as it deals with wages and the rape allogation. We don’t want to be in the Joey Barton situation again.

    Although I would make it a loan deal with an option to buy. We don’t want him having a great season for us only for QPR to come straight back up and get him back.

  • 68 noir9 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Anybody read the Pardew interview in the Times today? Little bit about it on twitter & something about a new training ground. I don’t subscribe but maybe someone here does.

  • 69 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    i’m not going to start looking for winger targets untill we have atleast 1 concrete striker on the books lol.

    i agree sinclair would be great but 2 prem teams in for him now and we have not even looked at him so thik its safe to say he’s not toon bound.

    if 3 played up front though they should create there own goals and not need to much wing play as cabaye/sissoko will just be a link between defence and strikers and 3 on 4/5 should be able to create imo.

  • 70 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Really can’t see Qpr loaning us Remy like.

    They’ll obviously have to pay a chunk of his wages.
    Just don’t see that happening. Think dog face needs to sell before he can buy, that’s why he said no loan deals.

  • 71 Belfast // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Roll on next week the return of the championship.
    These pre season matches bore the tits of me lol

  • 72 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM


  • 73 pawl250 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM


    I disagree.

    QPR Newcastle and Remy will all benefit from a loan deal.

    QPR – paying stupid salaries to an unhappy Championship player.

    Newcastle – allows us no risk in the rape case incase he is charged. It means we can bid for him in Jan to make the deal permanent and protects us from an long term injury.

    Remy – He needs to play top flight, the club (QPR) know that so they would arguably do it, allowing the majority if not all his wages to be funded for by Newcastle. Remember Newcastle let most of their higher earners leave in the relegation season, I.e Martins, Owen, Viduka etc.

    As for Gomis at a conversion of 1.05 the amount we have offered is 7.25m euros.

    Again I believe this to be the original asking few quoted and not far off the actual 8m euro asking price, without the add ons (who knows we may actually have add ons) ….. But bottom line the player is AWOL he does not want to be there, last year of his contract I cannot see anyone bidding 10m euros for him anytime soon, the option is simple sell him not for 2.75m euro less, or pay his wages until Jan and we will come back like Debuchy and get him cheaper or on a pre signed free arrangement for the end of the year.

    They have no choice if the bid is actually lodged they need to accept it.

    If they don’t then bigger fools them.

    As for someone saying mercenaries …. Gomis is hardly a mercenary I don’t think he is. He wants to leave, Ben Arfa did soemthing similar. And his age 27 is actually not far from the perfect age to sign a striker, perhaps 25 or 26 is perfect.

    Remy is a mercenary, but looking at QPR they had the potential to win the league before us. If they survived no doubt the would be one of the bigger spenders this window to lodge a challenge for EL and up.

    Was it really a ludicrous move, London, bigger wages, club with financial backing to spend and improve.

    You ask me, he may have made the right choice at the time.

    Something’s dont pan out, and it turns out he didn’t make the right desicion but we were hardly the right choice narrowly missing the drop ourselves!!

  • 74 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    For Remy to sign for us he would have to accept a pay cut, unusual but not impossible, so surely some agreement can be made to incorporate his wages within a loan situation?

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Well I always thought that Beatrix potter wrote the wind in the willows and Peter Rabbit, what an uneducated buffoon I am.

  • 76 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Gomis, is basically a Newcastle player. He has been their number one transfer for weeks.

  • 77 pawl250 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM


    Not out of the realms of possibility that QPR would find the difference in wages.

    We could pay 80% – 85% he would not have to take a paycut.

    Although to play in the PL he could waiver the QPR element for them to accept the the loan option.

    It depends how much he wishes to play in the World Cup. He really needs to play top flight….. And not get charged of rape.

    Staying at QPR if you want to play the World Cup, is almost never going to happen.

  • 78 check the toastie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Remy is on 50/60k a week, we pay that, he went to QPR as floppy chops schmoozed him for years and QPR are an ambitious club. We p1ssed about signing him just as we are now again with Gomis, wouldn’t be surprised if we gazumped again.

    Our business is usually publicised once its done, us being on Sky Sports to me spells disaster, both moves will fall apart.


  • 79 check the toastie // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    If only we had changed our manager I would be thinking we could be top 6 this year. Currently I think we will go down. Such a shame.

  • 80 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    100% agree Pawl…didn’t Fowler have a similar agreement back in the day…?

  • 81 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    nut meg
    Boudebouz in and Obertan out is the no brainer especially if we sign another pacy guy like Remy.

    Wignaldum would cost the double of Boudebouz most likely since he isn’t on the last year of his contract.

  • 82 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    We just need confirmation off Lee Ryder@ statethebleedin obvious.

  • 83 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    @78 ctt

    remy is on 75k m8 so he would have to take a pay cut as ashley will not break that for anything.

    gomis is on 50k pw which is why they want rid of his wages off the books.

  • 84 Reedos // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Chances of Remy coming?

  • 85 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    As a set of fans I think, sometimes, we are a little too close to be objective. Expecting the deal to collapse, or the management to cock to up….it’s like a self defence/preservation system kicking in.
    I don’t actually seeing us being THAT bad in doing business. I certainly hope not, anyway.????

  • 86 oldbobaycliffe // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    since the end of last year we knew that demba ba was going to leave so after 8 months what has our super chief scout come up with three frenchmen and an oap english player.pea would have been a decent buy but gomis and remy and worst of all bent talk about scraping the barrel.i thought carr had connections all over the world.what about a south american a japanese or any european except french.its just lazy scouting.somewhere out there there has to be younger better players.pardew said recently we were scouting the world well prove me we have left it to late as usual and all we will be left with is the dross and french dross at that

  • 87 plana // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Reedos, if Sky know about it then Gomis and Remy, will be signing anytime soon.

  • 88 LeToonARMY // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    __remy————ben arfa———-gouffran____

  • 89 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    From day 1, Remy has been my first choice. Mainly because he’s the only I’ve seen play in the last six months. I like everything about him as a footballer and think he can improve us immensely.

  • 90 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Spuggy & croftus5678

    If he’s the strong and powerful type then I can see a lot of sense in signing him. We need a bully up front. Cisse is neither strong nor powerful. Or quick. Or good in the air. He does score goals, though! Somehow.

    Lilongwe Geordie

    I guess we can only hope he flops then. Swansea are such a good technical team with a good tactical manager. I could easily see all that playing to Bony’s strengths… but your list of flops is both comprehensive and true, Good work! I was so excited when we signed JDT… such a disappointment.


    I totally agree. A loan makes a lot of sense.

  • 91 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Letoon….the best thing a about that team, is how strong the bench now looks. Suddenly we have strength in depth, and the ability to mix things p when necessary.

  • 92 Reedos // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Plana, just hope it comes off. Can’t help but fear the worst. We must ensure that we have option to buy if he gets he cleared. Otherwise he’ll have a good year with us then get taken back to qpr.

  • 93 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    @84 reedos

    imo it all depends on what clubs come in for him !
    if anyone offers him near the wages he’s on then we will not get him as to him we are a bottom prem side (as proven when he signed for qpr when they was worse than us)

    i persoanly dont think national team is motivation for him because he signed for qpr (not that he prob would have been any more recognised playing for us)

    “if” we sign him it will be because he has no other options other than worse ones with the rape charge hanging over his head ! and that could be possible.

  • 94 sparky55 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    IMO there’s no way we’re going after both and keeping cisse so forget about the great strength and depth on the bench thing because it simply won’t happen. If we start with two strikers on the pitch it’ll be the one’s we’re buying with shola and campbell as back up.

    Cisse is on his way

  • 95 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Disagree with what?
    I wasn’t stating an opinion lad it’s was a statement that Harry Redknapp has given several times this window in regard to remy taarabt and Julio Cesar

  • 96 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Remy on loan would be perfect as long as it was with an option to buy as it would safe guard us against any rape charge that he could face

  • 97 Reedos // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I agree Remy will go to the highest bidder, at least we have made a move for him. If other teams want him they’ll have to come in now. Are Tottenham in for him?

  • 98 Mister Tuff // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Distinct possibility that things may be looking up on the transfer front.
    QPR will know that currently (viz rape allegation) that Remy is unsellable- totally.
    The loan deal might indeed be the answer – if Remy still wants to have a shot a international football he probably will not get the chance if he is playing Championship football at QPR. We hear reports that QPR will not entertain a loan deal for him – I think this is rubbish as currently you could not give him away. The Toon might well be in a good position here.
    As for Gomis – we may have a very strong hand here – providing we are not gazumped by a larger offer – his value will decrease rapidly if Lyon try to hang onto him, It looks as if he has fallen out with the club. So if he wants to come to SJP – he must be very nearly in the bag -there will be brinkmanship involved to get the max money – but who will blink first. He is not the type of player to roll over for a tummy tickle and can verbally fight his corner.
    So we could be in a good position here as well. If we get these two -my preference would be THEN to get Bent.
    Still think Bony to Swansea is a good buy – they will use him as the muscle -to allow Michu to collect the scraps – I think the partnership will do well.
    Lastly, there are a couple of posters swooning on about Torq, for Gods’ sake lads you are acting like pubescent young tarts who have just seen a tadger for the first time -get a cold shower quickly, please.

  • 99 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Eveton, West Brom and Southampton all strongly linked with Sinclair, would be a massive player for us IF we were after him

  • 100 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    @97 reedos

    i have no idea who’s in for him tbh.
    and your right about that ! atleast it shows fans that they are off there behinds and trying to sign players like they should have been from before the window opened imo instead of scaring us all to death in thinking its another one of those “we was after but never got” tales.
    atleast we see things happening today.

  • 101 lesh // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM


    Torq, talk – your public needs to have the benefit of your wisdom.

    Your public needs to know, help it through these times of rumour an speculation.

    In particular, who’s lined up to replace Kinnear? Not a like-for-like we hope!

    The last bit’s wishful thinking, sad to say.

  • 102 mindshaft // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    €10 million is way over the odds for Gomis, would rather buy Remy although we’d be up the creek if he gets charged with rape and ends up getting a prison sentence
    We’ll prob end up with Bent who is still an improvement on Shola to be fair

  • 103 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Man c v mackems underway. Much better to be part of a competition preseason to get used to competing. Whoever wins the trophy gets a taste of victory too.

    Sunderland have played spuds and man c which is great battle hardening for the season to come.

  • 104 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Has there been any official word that we’re after Sinclair? I can’t remember anything. Come to think of it, I can’t recall anything official about going after a winger at all. We like to keep our cards close to our chest but I desperately hope we’re after a winger. I can’b bear another season of watching Obertan and Guti trying to put a decent cross in. At least we have Santon and Marvs.

  • 105 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM


    Neither Santon nor Marv have shown that they are capable of consistently crossing the ball well either.

    We have no natural crossers in our squad.

  • 106 Newcastle for alltid // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM


    As exciting formation as it is attacking-wise, no team would ever play like that. See, in that system Remy and Gouffran have positions which require them to backtrack and defend. Not something you ask two players who are in fact strikers to do, is it? 🙂

    On Gomis and Remy. It would be great to get them both in, especially if we hold on to Cissè. If we get them both and lose Cissè that wouldn`t bother me really, as we do need some variation up front.
    I would play Gomis as the striker, with Remy and Gouffran flanking him. That would provide pace on the wings, and Gouffran has got tremendous work-rate, so that he could contribute defensively as well. I would have Ben Arfa operate behind the trio as a creative force. Would be a dangerous set-up.

    Debuchy – Coloccini – Mbiwa – Santon
    Cabaye – Sissoko
    Ben Arfa
    Remy – Gomis – Gouffran

    We could suffer defensively playing that way, though. In that case I would remove the no 10-role, push Ben Arfa on the wing instead of Gouffran to play either RW or LW, and play Anita and Cabaye as a dynamic duo on either side of Sissoko.

    Debuchy – Coloccini – Mbiwa – Santon
    Cabaye – Sissoko – Anita (the two latter could be swithed)
    Remy – Gomis – Ben Arfa

    I highly doubt we get both Remy and Gomis though, even one of them in seems a stretch these days. We`ll probably line up:

    Debuchy – Coloccini – Saylor – Mbiwa/Santon
    Cabaye – Tiote
    Ben Arfa – Sissoko – Gutierrez

    Which sucks.

  • 107 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Mackems playing well :/

  • 108 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Rowan Milsted

    Don’t think there is anything official on Sinclair leaving City at this point but he’s a player I’d love to see come to us, strong, great pace, good crosser of the ball and knows where the next is, in sort everything that our wide men are now 😉

  • 109 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM


    I agree with your choice of word ‘consistently’. I’m hoping that Marvs can stay injury free this season and show us what he can really do. I’ve seen flashes of brilliance from him and if he can perfrom with consistency then he could be a great winger, or even an attacking midfielder.

    Santon put in 2 or 3 assists for Cisse goals last season but again you are right to question his consistency. I think he’s looked terrific in preseason so far though.

    What I meant with my pervious comment was thank goodness for Marvs and Santon – not because they’re fantastic crossers of the ball but because without them we’d have absolutely nothing in that department. Having saisd that, I’m not one of those calling for Guti to be sold. I love his work rate and defensive qualities and I think he’s more than useful to have in the squad. We need better though. And he should fall over less.

  • 110 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Dzeko worldly. 1-0 man C. 🙂

  • 111 kaarek0ng // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I wish we had Dzeko.. What a player! So underutilized under Mancini, but from preseason so far it might seem he’s a starter for this season! Too bad he’s not a magpie 🙁 Can’t think of a single striker i’d rather have to partner Cissé in a 4-4-2.
    Praying that Cissé finds his form and confidence this season 🙂

  • 112 geordie157 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Have I missed something, did torq get forced off the blog?

    I’m another who’s missing his comments

  • 113 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM


    Yup, I’d love to sign him too. You’re right, there is nothing official – just rumours linking him to us, Brom & Everton. According to transfermarkt he only made a total of 18 appearances last season. Surely he can’t be happy with that.

  • 114 sparky55 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    newcastle @106…your first attempt at a team in your 106 blog is bang on the money IMO except cabaye won’t be here so we’ll probably have Anita in there instead…but apart from that, that’s the team I would be playing too

  • 115 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Hello TUFF

    So, things appear to be moving then

  • 116 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM


    Got a link mate?

  • 117 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM


    Well, Sinclair isn’t shagging Rosie anymore so no need to remain in Manchester

  • 118 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    No worries got one now

  • 119 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Sparky….that’s Cabs and Tiote you’ve got leaving.

  • 120 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Sorry….not Tiote, Cisse……don’t know where that came from. Doh!

  • 121 kaarek0ng // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Seems like locking Sessignon out of the game will be key to beating the mackems this season 🙂 Tiote the man for the job?

  • 122 Spuggy // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    I’m watching on sky sports hd just signed up got a decent deal – hope it’s worth it.

  • 123 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Rowan Milsted

    He’s like so many players that get attracted to the lure of big money at a big club, the promise of success and riches that quickly proves to be nothing more than a place on the bench and bit part role’s and reserve team football.
    I honestly think he’d jump at the chance of a move away but the like’s of City can ask for what they want for their fringe players as they simply don’t need the money

  • 124 sparky55 // Jul 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    @119…yep…along with Cisse too and that’ll fund about 5 new players to come in IMO

  • 125 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Can someone explain to me how a person can be “forced off the blog”?

    This is coming from someone who took a lot of stick and abuse, as well as dishing some of it out?

    I may have stepped back from the blog for a while, which is what Torq is doing, but let’s not say he’s been “forced” off the blog. He’s not a martyr people 😉

  • 126 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Is today the day we make a break through with transfers ? we shall see , said in a darth vader voice.

  • 127 00chambersl09 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Tads Harry said no Loan in regards to ceser and adel wasn’t anything to do with remy so don’t add things in just to suit your argument … Btw I’m not saying they would accept a loan bid I’m just saying they could as they said nothing about remy when he said ceser and adel wouldn’t be loaned out as there would be no benifits to anyone

  • 128 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM


    I think too many posters are unable to ignore the rudeness and insults that fly around the blog at times from the ignorant.

  • 129 Spotlight Kid // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM


    Being permanently dressed up as Mr Toad and having his business renamed ‘Toads Direct’ while those wicked weasels Wonga mug him, tie him up, take over and promptly squander his billions is too good for Ashley……

    Thinks…. Maybe Ashley is already Mr Toad? Maybe that explains the characters of JFK, Pards and Llambias as well?

  • 130 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Expat…too many on here seem to enjoy, even revel in winding others up.

  • 131 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM


    in the words of darth Vader (joe Kinnear)

    Loic……………….I am your father. Come with me and we will rule the toon together.

  • 132 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    I think the case with Remy has to be handled differently by QPR due to the potential of him being charged and imprisoned with the legal matters over his head.

    If QPR were going to sell him in this window, any potential suitors would request that his transfer fee decrease as a result, something I can’t imagine QPR will agree to, so a loan deal, capable of being terminated if he does in fact go to prison, would suit all parties (except us if we sign him on loan and he goes to prison as we’d be short up front again)

  • 133 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    @expatmag All personalities are different when mixed some mingle some explode.

  • 134 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM


    Yep. It is so obvious to the point of being laughable

  • 135 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM


    Hence maybe the efforts to sign both Remy and Gomis.

    If Remy did get sent down during the loan period, I still feel we would have enough firepower in Cisse, Gomis, Ben Arfa, Goufran and Vukic

  • 136 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Laughable, yep…..unless your on the receiving end eh?

  • 137 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM


    In all fairness, he seemed to revel in the status afforded to him by his information, so in the same token he should be big enough to take any flak that may come his way.

    I never gave Torq any abuse as he never actually claimed to be an ITK but he did seem to play the martyr before leaving. Personally I detest ITKs and I tore proudtobeageordie a new one time and time again and thankfully he isn’t polluting the blog with his bullsh*t “information”

    You live and die by your word, if it isn’t worth defending then that says more about your word’s worth than those criticising it in my opinion.

  • 138 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:17 PM


    Yes, but it is easy to ignore tosspots who make themselves obvious.


    I like Torq and enjoyed reading his reports and I know the one who argued with him to the point where he left. Probably one of those least friendly types, if you knpw what I mean

  • 139 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM


    I was at the MCG the other night and had a chat with Henderson of Liverpool later on. Canny lad actually and when I asked him about the Ben Arfa rumours of him going to Liverpool, he told me the club has no interest and he also told me that Suarez ois going.

    Does that make me an ITK?

  • 140 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM


    I know who you’re talking about, and I agree, the abuse Torq took from him was needless, as his information didn’t really disclose any transfer news if I remember correctly, merely snippets of what he’d heard and seen.

    Although someone said the transfer of Siem de Jong was nailed on, and that fell through massively, not sure if that was Torq.

  • 141 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Expat….yes, yes it does. Expect the bullying to begin.????

  • 142 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM


    It really begs the question though, to what extent do players know of the transfer business of their football clubs? The argument could be that Hendo hasn’t a clue who they’re after, or was feeding you a line to throw you off the scent.

    He would have a better idea if a player in his squad was looking to leave, but I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone who follows world football that Suarez wants to leave at the very least.

  • 143 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM


    I don’t believe it was Torq regarding De Jong.

  • 144 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM


    I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. I miss Sky… bloody hate Murdoch though.


    It was one of those moments where everybody knew it was a terrible idea – everybody except Sinclair. I had so many conversations with my mates about it and we all agreed that he would be warming the bench and watching his career stagnate. Teams like City just throw their cash around and buy players so other teams can’t. These moves are often detrimental to the careers of the players involved and to the state of English football. At least Man Utd nurture and develop their English talent.

    Anyhoo, Scumberland are looking annoyingly good. I’m not too worried about Altidore though!

  • 145 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM


    He he…………..cant wait….lol


    We all know he wants to leave. Henderson told ,me he is leaving. Don’t know who to, mind you.

  • 146 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    But isn’t it the little snippets like Expat has put forward, that keeps a blog like this alive? Repeating something he’d heard at first hand, in the hope of informing others is why we’re here, surely?

  • 147 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:28 PM


    Well it would appear that Arsenal are the only club willing to pay the extortionate asking price for such a liability (albeit a talented liability)

    Perhaps it wasn’t Torq, although he did intimate that we were looking into the Belgian market for a technical director, and that information is clearly unreliable.

  • 148 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM


    I’d have thought it was the continuous feed of NUFC related matters from Ed that keeps this blog alive. It’s the added little snippets that keeps it interesting though.

  • 149 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Fair point Ruddy. But the blog tends to find its own direction very quickly diverting away from the blogs original headline.
    My point was to emphasise that continually slagging off a would be ITK, could put someone off who has genuinely something important/interesting to say.

  • 150 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Clinath & Ruddy

    You’re both wrong. Joe Kinnear keeps this blog alive, simply by being Joe Kinnear. Such is the awesome power of Joe Kinnear.

  • 151 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:34 PM


    Unfortunately, it is my only ITK claim to fame so far and more than likely the last…….LOL

  • 152 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    SSN think we are interested in Bardsley

  • 153 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Without Ashley, Pardew and Kinnear this blog would either be dead or a much happier place

  • 154 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    That’s me bested. Lol!

  • 155 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Dave ?@daveytub 52s
    #NUFC- strong rumours circulating Remy is in Newcastle for talks now and Gomis arrived last night-cud this be the start-C/B,winger,GK sorted

  • 156 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM


    If someone wishes to make grandiose claims about who will definitely be signing for the club the I for one will place a massive bullseye target on their backs.

    If someone humbly passes on info they have heard without an attempt to seek attention that’s a different matter.

  • 157 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM


    Key word there is rumours.

  • 158 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM


    Ha, surely not!

  • 159 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM


    ‘Rumours’ is a byword for anything Newcastle

  • 160 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Sky Sports reporting we are close on Gomis and Remy.

    Also toon, Fulham and Everton interested in Phil Batdsley from the scum. I don’t like him. Dirty little bastard!

  • 161 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:42 PM


    seems that way although things do seem to be revving up. Should be an interesting week ahead.

  • 162 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    The trouble with this blog is that members get bullied by certain individuals if they do not agree with there point of view-hence many people who engage this blog end up leaving
    It would be interesting if the keyboard warriors would be so forth coming face to face

  • 163 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM


    It was on the transfer news bit. Couldn’t believe it myself either to be honest.

  • 164 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM


    I see you were complain9ng about being accepted on the blog last night.

    One good way might be to cut out the unnecessary foul language,

    Just a thought

  • 165 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Ruddy, must admit that my lack of knowledge of who is, or is not, available leaves me unable to discern between the the genuine ITKs and the trolls. However, like Expat says, lets just ignore the more grandiose ones.

  • 166 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Gotta say that when Pardew came out and said that Gouffran was staking a claim for a striker’s role (or words to that effect) I honestly thought that we were being set up for ‘We didn’t move for a striker as Gouffran will now step into that role’ from Pardew and co

  • 167 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    one of jeff’s many alt accounts last night claiming gomis/remy was allready at the club ^^

    anything for a reaction lol.

  • 168 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM


    I just heard it too. I know they said us and Fulham were interested but didn’t hear Everton.

    He’s fallen out with do canio after late night pictures in a casino apparently.

  • 169 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM


    Totally agree mate

  • 170 beddersmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Bardsley? Please say its not true. Dirty and thinks he is nails. Dont like his snarling little face

  • 171 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I doubt Bardsley would come anyway as he would have to settle for a bench role in all probability

  • 172 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Jazzyp…been skirting round the “B” word…..glad it’s out there now though.
    Reading the comments of different bloggers, I try to imaging which of those I would enjoy sitting round a table discussing NUFC with, and which of those would seriously p!ss me off.

  • 173 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM


    Ok. Thanks for the advice. Seen lots of bad language on here but will stop it if it doesn’t help my case. But cummon Bardsley??? That’s enough to make anyone swear lol

  • 174 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    If more people took your stance regarding incoming/outgoing players or itk information regarding the club the blog would be a much better place to visit.

    Unfortunately now there seems to be much like last summer a very strong negative contingent that jump on anything and everything to have a go at people.

    christ we complain when nothing gets said or there’s a media blackout. We complain when there’s articles in the paper and take every word as gospel ans heaven forbid somebody without the title of journalist/editor of x newspaper comes in with information they get shot down as trolls/mackems and worse by the neg crowd that pollutes this blog and for a second summer in a row makes this blog a horrendous place to come and share your views or see any news because you have to sift through a mountain full of siht to find decent football/transfer comments.

  • 175 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Urgh Jeff is here.

    You do realise that you did the exact same thing that Ian Toon did that tripped him up with the whole “multiple accounts” thing.

    If you’re going to make multiple accounts, don’t send messages to yourself.

    Also, cut out that language, children read this blog.

  • 176 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM


    I don’t see any truth in this, Ashley funded the recruitment of Debuchy and Mbiwa in January and Pardew recently said he was satisfied with his defence.

    Furthermore, there are more urgent areas of the squad that need addressing before looking at back up full backs.

    In my opinion, it is rubbish reprting by Sky.

  • 177 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    That last part was in relation to ruddys comments on people who pass on information regarding the club

  • 178 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM


    You point me in the direction of the good news and I’ll gladly discuss it. However, in order to do that we need to deny the truth, speculate, and suppose.

    Whereas when dealing with the facts at hand, negativity is the only logical outcome.

  • 179 croftus5678 // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    @175 ruddy

    kinda makes me glad i have to go to work now that jeff’s on 🙂 enjoy.

  • 180 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM


    Lets hope so as we are now deep into the window with all other clubs strengthening while we are standing still, penny-pinching praying that things will be different this season

  • 181 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Finn…if that first paragraph was directed at me, thank you. If it was for SUM, then forget what I’ve just typed. Lol!

  • 182 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    I kind of feel bad disagreeing with you now haha

  • 183 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    Lucky you! haha all the best lad.

  • 184 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Ruddy please give it a rest. I’m trying mate. I’m not Jeff. I ask for one chance. If I was a wum, then don’t you think my posts would be more controversial? And Jeff told you all he did that to wind you all up. And it worked.

  • 185 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM


    the club need to give us something to be upbeat about, the negativity on here is bred by the club and how they operate, its not the other way around

  • 186 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM


    You’ve been rumbled. Your best bet is to ditch the SUM account, ditch the Jeff account, make another account and just stick to sensibly posting because no one is going to take you seriously if you don’t

  • 187 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM


    To be honest, if we recruited just Gomis and Remy without losong anyone else, we would have quite a handy squad, especially if they are all fit and raring to go

  • 188 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM


    I don’t see it either to be honest. BUT we all know Ashley loves a good deal and he’s fallen out with Sunderland.

  • 189 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM


    The only downside would be that regardless how handy our squad is, we still have a manager who will never get the best from them, and an owner who will constantly hire management to ensure that we’re never consistently higher than mid table.

  • 190 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM


    Agree mate, but ‘Getting them over the line’ is an issue 😉

    I honestly think that we only need two strikers and two wide men for the squad to be sorted

  • 191 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Ruddy…your last 2 blogs (186 189) beat me by seconds…uncanny! SUM, just change your account name, it’s the only part of the problem you can effect.

  • 192 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Ruddy. Please just ignore me if you think I’m Jeff. I’m here to talk toon. Not defend/explain myself to you.

    Hands up I approached this place wrong when I signed up but I’m trying to be a better poster. As I said before. If you still think I’m Jeff then just don’t talk to me. Thanks.

  • 193 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM


    Can I change it without signing up again?

  • 194 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM


    Some of the abuse people dish out on here is ridiculous. It makes the people who do it look like abrasive, nasty little so-and-sos with nothing better to do than insult people online which is weak and pathetic. It also serves only to drive the more mature, intelligent and sensitive posters away from the blog which affects the quality of the blog for everyone. I guess we could all be more proactive in reporting it to Ed but then it just feels like we’re all back at primary school telling tales to the teacher. Sad, really.

  • 195 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:10 PM


    I’m one of those people that when I get the bit between my teeth, I find it hard to let go. Call me petty, but you know the truth, I know the truth, we all know the truth, give up the game, it’s done.

    Be a better poster by all means, I, and many others like me, will still struggle to take you seriously, given how you’ve started.

  • 196 JackButler // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    We have a great scouting network, where we sign quality players for little money but having Pardew in charge is like having a Ferrari with a Robin Reliant engine

  • 197 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM


    Yes, the management tea is a problem and we can only hope that they can overcome the problems of last season by playing a good style of fast attacking football.

    By signing these forwards, hey would have no excuse now if they continued in the defensive mindset of last season

  • 198 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    SUM….dunno, ne’er had to do it, always assumed it was just as simple as changing your loggin name, could be wrong though!

  • 199 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    After reading post about torq find it hard to believe that people take it that far. If you put something on here that you say is true or just a rumour so what just take it for what it is and if it happens to be true all the better but to get on people’s backs when we are all toon supporters sad.
    I for one when was younger if we got beat all hell would break loose if someone said something even as a joke all because of a game of football believe me when ya get older ya chill more lollll

  • 200 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Expat….you slagging off the catering facilities now mate??? Pmsl.

    Rowan…well said sir.

  • 201 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Well just ignore me then ruddy. I am wasting my time with you. I do know the truth. You think you do lol

    You are 100 percent wrong.

  • 202 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM


    He can set the team out to play attacking football at times, however, what he lacks is the resolve, ethos and confidence in the team to do it for any sustained period of time during a game.

    For example, when we went away to WBA last season, we hammered them for the first 45 mins and should have been 3-0 up, as it stood, we went in at HT only 1-0 up. Pardew then set the team up to defend for the second half, we conceded due to the pressure we created on ourselves, and we were lucky to escape with a point.

    His default setting is to defend, we will never see flowing football consistently while we have him in charge, no matter who we sign.

  • 203 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I see talk of someone getting driven off here? Torq? What did he do?

  • 204 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Dragon….hear hear, mind you, don’t tell my elder brother that, he still goes ballistic…and he’s 63 now ( I think)

  • 205 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM


    LOL…..dodgy keyboard

  • 206 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM


    Yes, I agree there We never appear to be more than a 45 minute team at best but maybe this is something he needs to address personally and take on b oard advice from others like Kinnear, Carver etc.

    There again, maybe I am too much of a glass half full bloke…

  • 207 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM


    Whatever you think lad 😉

  • 208 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    The scum lost but have to admit they played OK. I maintain that they haven’t signed much quality but it looks like Di Canio is getting the best of them in terms of fitness and organisation. They looked like a good unit and all played with zest and passion. Worrying… I can’t take a whole season of pundits signing their praises for their guile and spirit! In better news, Altidore was non-existent and poor. Which is nice.

  • 209 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    @clinath lolll

  • 210 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM


    So was I once upon a time haha

    The only saving grace for Pardew on the 45min thing is fitness. Perhaps he was defending because we didn’t have the fitness to maintain pressing football for sustained periods of time, but I think it’s a spurious argument.

    With Faye Downey on board hopefully we see fitness improve, and as such perhaps more sustained pressing.

    If not, then we can have absolutely no doubt that Pardew is just a defensive coach.

  • 211 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM


    It looked to be more than fitness last year, The latter part of the season struck me as though I was watching a sunday league park team.

    Our passing, movement, pressure, anticipation and marking was virtually non existent.

    I remember watching the sunderland game down here and screaming at the TV at the amount of space Sessegnon was getting.

  • 212 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Anyone else think Haidara looks like Gomis little brother ? 🙂

  • 213 kaarek0ng // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Sunderland beaten 😀 muhahaha!!!

  • 214 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM


    I said it then and I’ll say it again, Pardew should have been sacked on the back of the Sunderland and Liverpool games alone. He’s done irreparable damage in my estimations, however I don’t want him sacked as Kinnear would be worse…

  • 215 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    This is my last reply to you ruddy because this is doing my nut.

    Stop calling me Jeff.

    Just leave me alone now. I AM my own person. Not a double poster. I have had sensible conversations with people on here. Numptys like you are giving me a bad name. You have called me Jeff so many times that half the people on here believe it. It’s out of order. I have made mistakes but apologized when needed. I was out of order to Christoon (i think). I have nothing to gain by winding people up (unlike you it seems). Please just give me a chance. A fresh start or ignore me completely.

  • 216 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM


    No need to call names now is there? And here’s me thinking you’d turned a new leaf.

  • 217 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    The second half performances seemed to me to be a mixture of lack of confidence and the fear of losing. More a mental/psychological problem than physical.
    Though, in fairness, they did look knackered towards the end of matches.

  • 218 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM


    Unfortunately, an 8 year contract speaks a thousand words.

  • 219 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    What do you expect ruddy? You’re a bully. Simple as that.

  • 220 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Gomis, will be at the Blackpool match. Its all gone quiet on young Ince.

  • 221 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    What time does Blackpool matcn ko?

  • 222 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM


    We won’t progress properly until the scourge of Ashley has passed. We can debate about Pardew’s management, player’s fitness and ability, signings etc but as far as I am concerned, none of that will truly matter while we have an owner who is willing to accept on field mediocrity for financial gain.

    In any other industry it would be incongruous (except with bankers, who get fat bonues despite poor performance) but in the PL, as long as you are in the PL you milk the cash cow of TV revenue, positionally you only lost 500k per place. The difference between finishing 5th and finishing 16th is a loss of about 5m, whereas to have a squad capable of finishing 5th you would need to spend much more than 5m.

    So in Ashley’s mind, why would he bother?

  • 223 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    When is the Blackpool match?

  • 224 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM


    Ince has decided to stay at Blackpool for family reasons.

    Gomis is nowhere near Blackpool and more than likely sunning himself on a southern French beach

  • 225 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    STW, the only name you’re being called is your own, Jeff. Lol

  • 226 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Ruddy Pardew should of gone after the bin dippers game but do you really think cashley is that thick to make the joke the boss with the stress that would bring he wouldn’t last..

  • 227 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM


    It’s nice to hear the classics every now and again, I haven’t been called a bully in a while.

    I’m not a bully, you don’t have a great grasp on bullying if you think that I am.

    An admission of multiple posters would be a start I suppose.

  • 228 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Don’t start spellcheck. Hound me when I have wound someone up. As it stands, I haven’t. I’m getting sick of this place.

  • 229 lesh // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Faye Dunaway?

    What’s Faye Dunaway doing? Fitness Coach, never!

  • 230 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Please give me a genuine reason for you to believe I’m a double poster

  • 231 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Expat what hotel is Gomis booked into!

  • 232 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Bullying can be lots of different things. Singling someone out is one of them.

  • 233 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Sum wong, don’t sweat it they are all at it double posting.

  • 234 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:47 PM


    When having a conversation with yourself you forgot to sign out and log back into your other name and you referred to yourself as Jeff while signed in as Jeff.

    It’s pretty damning.

    The comment @4 in this thread 🙂

  • 235 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:47 PM


    You tell me

  • 236 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Personally I’m pretty sure that plana and viv are the same person (or is this old news?). Same strange use of commas. Not that I’m having a go guy(s), neither of you have spoken out of turn to me; just an observation!

  • 237 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    I’ll admit aye that at the minute there is very little to shout about in terms of positives coming out of the club. DOF (right role but as things stand at present wrong man) all though this could change by the end of the window. Purely in recruitment terms,the media outbursts still very much inexcusable. Also the new fitness coach which I pray helps dodge a repeat of last years injury fiasco and also helps with regards to recovery if a player was to get injured so we don’t see another Ben Arfa situation occur.

    I also like the bits I read in the paper on the shake up to training. Very much enjoyed some of the play that I saw in our first pre-season game. However the two in Portugal saw a repeat of the same tactics we all hate to see. All though sometimes long ball can be useful but definitely not all game.

    It’s taken so long to type this on my phone I’ve forgotten the comments I was replying to or where we are now topic wise… damn my short term memory!

  • 238 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM


    I’m not singling you out, I’m having a conversation with you about your double posting tendencies, something that Ian Toon can tell you I absolutely detest, and thankfully with the blog constantly badgering Ian he has left the other accounts of his go, yet I still can’t take him seriously.

  • 239 coastalboy // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Loan deal from Q.P.R. for a player on rape charges? Wont pay more than a pittance for a desperately needed striker, what a bloody joke we are

  • 240 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Are people so insecure that they need to create a second account to agree with themselves?


    You’re right viv, it happens all the time. You’re at it too.

  • 241 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Ruddy, as far as Ashley is concerned I’m afraid I agree with you 100%.
    I don’t believe he has any ambition as far as the cub is concerned, doing just enough to keep it in the PREM.
    As long as its “self sufficient” and in he PREM it has a sell on value to him. He’ll only do enough to maintain that status….hence last years lack of spending and the panic buys in January.
    I’ve said since the end of the season, we would not buy anyone this summer…..I really hope I’m wrong.

  • 242 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:52 PM


    I think this Viv character is trying to wum me….LOL

  • 243 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Ive only got seven aliases on the blog.

  • 244 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Ruddy. Jeff was in the wind up. If I could prove I’m not Jeff, then I would. Mine and Jeff’s posts aren’t even similar. I thought he was a respected member. How wrong was I?

    I am a serious poster. Please leave me to it till I do do something wrong. If I carry on getting it, then I will leave. Just fighting it at the minute though just because I’m so determined to prove myself.

  • 245 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Hey ruddy, remind me,probably lazy of me 2 ask but have you any idea of our upcoming friendlies?

  • 246 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM


    Only 7 aliases on the blog!

    Wow, I am so impressed.

    Dot forget to enter this info on your CV.

  • 247 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Can everyone just stick to one name please!? I suffer with the same problem as Finnbad and this is getting too confusing! Perhaps I should join in the fun and re-invent myself as ‘Milsted Rowan.’ D’you think anyone would fall for it..?

  • 248 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM


    Give it up fella, also give up the other accounts too lad. Must be sad having to sign into all the other accounts too.

  • 249 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    It’s a shame genuine posters get hounded out. Does it happen often? Only been on a few days and never followed before. What is the tits story?

  • 250 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Hey STW, i mean Jeff, sorry is it viv??? Have you a personality disorder??

  • 251 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Torq not boobies. Sorry

  • 252 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Expat…I feel you slipping towards the dark side…

  • 253 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Expat is one mine, this cooked up story of me winding him up just a red herring

  • 254 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM


    We’re playing Blackpool tomorrow evening, St Mirren on Tuesday and Braga next Saturday.

  • 255 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Leave the Jeff comments please lads

  • 256 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Jeff/Viv/Plan/Sum et al

    Please leave.

  • 257 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Cheers fella. I’m on leave so will go Braga game.

  • 258 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    jeff // Jul 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    You guys are stupid. As a troll I had nothing to lose by posting the fourth post in this thread. I only did it because I knew you guys would be so easy to trick.

    Now, however, I feel bad for sum ting wong, as he’s just a guy looking for a blog to talk on. Just let him talk. Notice how I’ve never trolled any of you individually. I don’t want to hurt anyone as an individual – so let him post properly please.

    Plus this trolling was getting tiresome.

  • 259 Rowan Milsted // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I can’t believe that an entire article has descended into this. I’m off. Looking forward to tomorrow evening though!

  • 260 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    No mate, not at all but I must admit at the laughs I am having at the moment watching some of the comments posted on here,

    You would think they didn’t have any ;lives to lead, wouldn’t you?

  • 261 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    No bother at all lad!

  • 262 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Ruddy you do one you prig. All you do is bitch andblow your own trumpet.

  • 263 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM


    I’m here to stay lad. Unlike you, I actually discuss NUFC matters.

  • 264 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    @Viv Take your 13 year old tantrum else where.

  • 265 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Rowan….we’re only on 259…..this crap could go on for another 500 blogs yet.

  • 266 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM


    He he.

    Is it true you are changing your name to Satchmo……LOL

  • 267 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Do you actually know anything about football? Ruddy

  • 268 viv // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Kevy beat it you irish loon!

  • 269 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Expat….sitting here in ward b1 of broadmore, for butchering trolls with multiple personality issues I find that a bit offensive to remind me I don’t have a life. Cheers MATE!!

  • 270 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM


    Well I couldn’t leave this blog. Sometimes the thought crosses my mind, but then I think to myself, what a wonderful world 😉


    I like to think so yes.

  • 271 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    @Viv irish loon? where are you from? Prob some dirty b@stard Turk or something.

  • 272 luxogeordie // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Am I the only person who is disapointed about us playing with 2 strikers? For me this would ensure that we don’t dominate our games.

  • 273 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM


    Ahhhhh, the blog ripper. You still in there? Thought they let you out to stalk the mackems forums

  • 274 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM


    Don’t rise to it lad, he’s just trying to get you to say something inappropriate or racist, which you kinda are getting close to.

  • 275 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM


    OOOOHHHHHHH yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • 276 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM


    I wish I was as smooth as Satchmo! haha

  • 277 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Sorry for the language although I have a feeling the only minor here is viv.

  • 278 low fell mag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Just in from work,to catch up with whats happening with Gomis @ Remy.
    Turning off the blog , after 5 minutes, as all im reading is people squabbling about people using false identities .
    Waste of time .
    Turn back on, when we get back to talking about football.

  • 279 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    May I have your attention please…

  • 280 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM


    Well, if you remember Satchmo, you could be right there

  • 281 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Expat…drove me mad on the “blog that should not be mentioned” soon got found out when I used too many words with more than one syllable in them…bet I still haunt their dream tho!

  • 282 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Does anyone know if we actually put a loan bid in for remy or is it just speculation?

  • 283 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Ruddy seems like the resident Dick head around here. I’ve tried and tried but have had enough now. I bet the constant abuse he received at school has led him here to be the “big man”. Easy to bully people behind a computer screen. Would even go as far as saying he got fiddled with as a child. Sorry for digging up you’re past ruddy you dirty aids riddled mackem.

    Just so everyone else knows. Ruddy has driven away a 100% genuine first time, single poster. I feel I can’t comment again after this rant. Sorry to anyone offended by my language. And a big sincere apology once again to Christoon. I over stepped the mark. For this I truely regret.

    Thanks to anyone who did treat me like anyone else and I hope Jeff doesn’t get driven off to. I am not him.

    Good luck to the toon for the coming season! Jayk.

  • 284 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Hwtl not Jayk

  • 285 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    good to see this young man keeping a low profile

  • 286 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM


    Grossly inappropriate comment. Even if you’re not Jeff, the blog is a better place without you.

    Goodbye 🙂

  • 287 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Dont let the door hit you on the way out

  • 288 expatmag // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM


    Everything to do with NUFC is speculation until you see them standing on the steps on SJP with their names on the back of the shirt, mate

  • 289 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Fostino, was literally just about to post the same thing. What an idiot. Didnt realise he was quite that stupid

  • 290 gus3232 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    good news on transfers hopefully tday then i see nile ranger tattooed his own name on his forehead,what a complete waste of space that tit is

  • 291 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    *looks at gus suspisciously*

  • 292 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    @expatmag Well that’s true. Although when we wen’t down I though it could have been a smart move to loan a few like obafemi to the premier league let them pay his wages then he could be waiting for us the season after. But then again I though the world was gona end when oba left us haha

  • 293 Spellcheck // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Some shocking comments on here today,extremely offensive 2 say the least. Good riddance 2 idiots with multiple personalities,should be bloody sanctioned!!!!!!

  • 294 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Wow! Just wow! Can Nile “the gangster” Ranger be anymore stupid? That boy looked like he had potential to…….

    …….what most young men would give to get the chance he had.

  • 295 clinath@ed // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Is Ranger…..Jeff?

  • 296 Fostino // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM


    i know…what a clown. talk about highlighting stupidity. football talent was wasted on him

  • 297 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    @Toonboy Agreed, I would like to think if anyone had that chance they would dedicate there life to it.

  • 298 gus3232 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    its on,ranger tattoo his own name on forehead

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

    Right chaps, it’s been a pleasure. I’m off here!

  • 300 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Not agreeing with ting tongs post as it was down right disgusting and I don’t know the ins and outs of it.

    Any chance he may have been a real poster or was he a proper wum?

    Tinman lol brilliant

  • 301 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I miss jeff, I’m sure he would have had something insightful points to share with us regarding the Ranger tattoo 🙁

  • 302 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Anyone watching Monaco v Leicester?

  • 303 Tinman // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Nah Toonboy, he was caught talking to himself just the other day. Forgot to log into his other account. He was trying to post really quickly between accounts to prove his innocence haha. It was priceless

  • 304 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Sounds like it was more amusing than our wealth of transfer activity 🙁

  • 305 stopper // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM


    I’ve been following this little situation you have found yourself in since this JEFF fella slipped up and his subsequent admission of being a troll.
    My advice to you is if you are genuine just drop ya name and create a new one….. It isn’t worth keeping the one you have and start afresh. You are not going to convince some on here and your attempts to pursued them otherwise is quite frankly getting tiresome.
    You need to move on and stop setting yourself up to be ridiculed …. Nobody on here know you or has any idea about you. … Just start afresh and chalk this down to experience.
    Ps. I’m a long time reader of this blog and rarely post unless I feel the need and as such don’t get into conversations with other posters.

  • 306 toonking // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    toonboy welcome to a world of I don’t care about the club footballers.

    as I am still just in my 20s I won’t be able to remember football from the 1900 just wonder how many players you could name that would be so selfish and didn’t care for their club no matter how much support fans gave.

  • 307 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Ben Arfa- Cabaye- Santon

    Personally, seeing Gouffran in pre-season, that he’s quicker, better on the ball, better finisher than Cisse. Plus, he knows the offside rule! 😀 BUT! Add Remy and Gomis to that and which one gets on? Pardew will obviously stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation because he hasn’t a clue that any other exists(except 4-4-2). Even when a 4-3-3 had us demolishing teams for fun during our amazing season. Until Wigan beat us 4-0 and Pardew shit himself and defended, defended, defended, even when we were getting beat.

    Debuchy- Colo- M’Biwa- Santon
    Sissoko- Cabaye
    Ben Arfa

    IMO Ben Arfa is the best we’ve got. Can change a game at any moment and makes players look like pure twats which makes me laugh. 😀 I’d have Gouffran on somewhere, but I also love Marvellous Marveaux. For a player as good as him to not even be getting a sniff shows we’ve got a real nice team. Gomis will either be unbelievably good, or horribly bad. I’ve seen him a few times in the CL and he’s made me go “WOW!” but also “HAHAHAHAHA”. Remy’s a dick, only way I’ll ever forgive him is if he goes and scores at least 15 goals. Listen to me get all worked up about the new season when 1. It’s still a good while away and 2. Gomis and Remy will probably see Joe Kinnear eating a hot dog and f off home. There’s never an absence of excitement with us is there? :D:D:D

  • 308 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Watch at about 7.05 in this youtube video :

    This guy knows the score 😉

  • 309 pawl250 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Bardsley reported a target LMAO

    Slow news day for Sky Sports he is worse than Simpson, with an odd goal!

  • 310 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM


    Most players couldn’t give a monkeys about their clubs. They do look after number 1 though. Ranger can’t even do that. I thought he had great potential.

  • 311 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    I heard that earlier too pawl

  • 312 Toonboy_84 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM


    Do you think he was genuine or is you’re post a “just incase”?

  • 313 kevymartins // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    How long has this blog been up? I think I can remember sitting on a school computer on here in 3rd year about 5-6 years ago.

  • 314 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Well this has been fun. I guess I wasn’t far wrong about plana , viv, jeff then 😐

    As regards STW, signing off with jayk instead of hwtl thats a very strange predicitve error isn’t it? Wasn’t Jayk the white supremacist nutjob? Seems like the blog gets infected with all sorts of loons when the season is down, don’t it?

  • 315 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Stopper – unfortunately most ‘new posters’ are also ‘long time readers’ and know how to go on before they hit the keyboard. This STW didn’t do his research very well and quickly got nobbled because of his offensive style. He’ll be back in anther guise, worry not.

  • 316 pawl250 // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Got more chance of signing Pele than Bardsley!

    WTF is going on with the site can’t see comments?

  • 317 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Thing is, trolls are easy to filter if you dont rise to their insults or controversies. They are the ones who don’t have any football knowledge or anything of creative input.

    Now, I, on the other hand…er….well….er…..

  • 318 nut meg // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    He could come back on as Norman & Mrs Bates.

  • 319 HullMag6 // Jul 27, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I’m getting fed up of posters suffering self created multiple personality disorders do the rest of us a big favour – disconnect step away frpm the keyboard and either get a life or go down the market tonight and get laid ffs.

    Established well informed nearly itks like torq are sorely missed and other supposed sensible posters are now put off contributing by you.

    Keep the blog for what its intended if want to bicker with someone take it elsewhere. NUFCBLOG FOR NUFC related debate not witch hunts.

  • 320 Pushy Pardew // Jul 27, 2013 at 6:05 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.

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