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Newcastle Negotiating Sensible Deal For Loic Remy

11:05 am, Sunday, July 28th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 217 Comments

When the news broke yesterday that Newcastle had entered into negotiations with QPR to sign Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal, we thought that may be because QPR didn’t want to sell him outright this summer.

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Loic Remy – season long loan deal

But there have been additional news reports since then that QPR would sell the striker this summer for about £6.8M, which would be a better deal than the £8M Newcastle were willing to pay for the striker in January, before he went to QPR at the last moment for the big wages.

If Newcastle can get the French striker on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy next summer, then Newcastle can judge how good he is, before they buy him permanently, and that seems like a good approach.

However, there are also some dangers with this, because if Remy has an outstanding season for the Magpies, then other top clubs may move in and try to sign him for what would be a bargain price. that’s if he say gets close to 20 goals for Newcastle next season.

Those top clubs could offer Remy better wages than Newcastle could, and there lies the possibility he could reject Newcastle for a second time, for bigger wages elsewhere.

It would be déjà vu all over again. 🙁

That would not be good, so there are also risks in not signing the 26 year-old 18 times capped French International now, although there may be provisions to sign him in January, if he starts his career well at Newcastle.

That’s what we did with Ben Arfa, so there’s a precedent there.

And there’s one other thing, and that’s Remy has to go on trial for that rape charge, and if he is found guilty, then he’s QPR’s player and not ours, and that’s an advantage to Newcastle, and another reason why Newcastle may not want to sign him until they know the outcome of the rape trial.

That all sounds sensible to us, if that’s why Newcastle want him on loan for a full season first.

What do you think?

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217 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    A season long loan with fist option to buy is the perfect deal for us

  • 2 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Shola might go the other way.

  • 3 Ben3arfa // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    So Lyon have rejected our bid for Gomis, why are these French club chairmen such pansies

  • 4 mattyNUFC // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    remy over gomis please. would rather remy and an austin/rhodes/long/le fondre type for a second striker signing….someone younger, hungrier than gomis

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    We scored six goals in our last ten games of the season, in two and a half years we have released or sold seven strikers while bringing in two who are you trying to kid.

  • 6 toon kk // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Probably if Remy hadn’t his court case hanging over him we would try and buy him. MA will not want to shell mils out and then Remys eating porridge instead of playing.

  • 7 Patoon // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM


    Aye if Pardew would only play Cabaye in a more advanced role and play Sissoko and Anita behind him, we really need 2 c more of Marveaux this season, he’s a great player, wasted on the bench,


    Agan it can prob come down 2 Cabaye being player 2 far back, we need our creative players pushed forward 2 create for the strikers but that isn’t happening under Pardew


    I kno wer ur cumn from, i remember David Nugent being a real top striker in the Championship and never made it in the top flight but on the other hand i remember Henrik Larsson being brilliant in Scotland and people saying that it was just bcos it was the SPL and that he’d never had made it anywer else, Larsson went 2 Barca when he was in his 30?s and was pretty good and had a good stint at UTD 2, chances hav 2 b taken sumwer, offering Blackburn a few of our fringe players like Gosling and Amilfitano could b a good way of getting the price down 2, just my opinion tho

  • 8 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Rémy is the best of all our targets clearly… But what a risk. And by the way, i’m not happy with the idea to sign a guy who could be found guilty of rape…

    Sure, he’s supposed to be innocent right now, but if i was Ashley, i would hire a good P.I to know what is in the Yard’s file, and if there’s material elements against him, would not sign him.

  • 9 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM


    In a perfect world I’d love to see either Cabaye or HBA playing in a more advanced role as playmaker, both are capable of doing it but we have Cab’s sitting way too deep and HBA on the wing with Sissoko as our No#10 and the result is that there is little to no link between our midfield and Cisse, something that has to change this coming season

  • 10 JP...from The Rock // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Damn Remy for being accused of rape! Maybe that is the reason we haven’t activated his release clause and only offered a loan deal.

    It’s just typical NUFC. The player that ticks all the boxes and could transform our fortunes just had to have some sort of thing making things harder for us.

    I would love to see him here on the left of a front 3 of Remy Cisse HBA. Now that will be scary. Then if Cisse is not playing well swap him for Gomis in the second half.

    Then all we would need is a winger like Mertens or Boudebouz and we have proper competition all over the field and a challenge for anyone. It’s so easy it pisses me off that we seem clueless all the time.

    Come on NUFC get these bloody players over the freaking line already!!!!

  • 11 mattyNUFC // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    JP, took kk

    there’s really no telling what we’d do if remy didn’t have this charge against him. after last summer and moreso this JK appointment, there really is no methodology to predict what MA will or will not do. I was fully on his side last summer, even with the lack of signings. his continued belief in Pardew, his appointment of JFK and the lack of real movement in this window have left me bereft of any hope or belief in him or the seasons ahead.

  • 12 check the toastie // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    We will struggle as a football team as long as the players roles are constantly changing.

    Every player should have a specific role for the team, however Pardew chops and changes so much I cant actually say what each of the players is supposed to do from game to game.

    They line up as a set of individuals and then the result is based upon somebody doing something individually brilliant to gain the points. There is absolutely no pattern or structure to our game and this all lies with the manager.

    Whoever comes through the door will not change this fact and we will continue to be disjointed, fragmented and play a shite brand of football.

    The only shining light to this year is somebody (Faye Downey) has been employed that understands how important actual cardio fitness in achieving your potential in any sport. Hopefully we can press the ball a bit more rather than just encamping on our 18 yard line as a defensive tactic.


  • 13 toon kk // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    We can have the best strikers in the world but without service they will struggle on scraps. That needs sorting in our lackluster squad.

  • 14 Patoon // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    check the toastie

    Totally agrree that players can’t keep changing positions

  • 15 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM


    That’s. bit like saying that offering my old car in part ex gets the price down…it doesn’t, it just reduces the amount of cash that I have to part with, while also reducing my assets. And there’s nothing to say that Blackburn want those two players or that they would want to leave. How many deals like that take place in reality rather than in a computer game?

    I’m not saying that Rhodes won’t be good, but have you seen him play (beyond an occasional highlights reel)? I don’t exactly hear about loads of PL clubs linked to him or he’s talking up a move to a bigger club. I’ll trust our scouts on that one, and if there’s a choice between the likes of Cisse or Rhodes, then I’d pick Cisse every time.

  • 16 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Bad News lads, i just read that, according to “Le progrès”, Lyon’s area newspaper, Gomis do not want to sign for NUFC and would prefer a move to Marseille.

  • 17 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    I’m a bit late this time, the news is from yesterday.

  • 18 numba9 // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Two strikers needed I would buy remy and Gomis get both for 14 m and another cb and winger that can deliver

  • 19 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    8 million for Rhodes and chuck in shola and his brother on a year loan, oh and overan

  • 20 JAMSHA // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    My Fantasy team


    Santon, Ivanovic, Mertesacker

    Colback, Bale, Hazard, Puncheon

    Anelka, Van Persie, Bony

    Davis, McNaughton, Duffy, Routledge

  • 21 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM


    OK, i just got an overall look of the french websites concering Gomis, and there’s some contradictions.

    Some say Gomis do not want to sign for NUFC, some others Newcastle is his priority.

  • 22 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM


    I take it that the French press is full of contradictions just like the british press

  • 23 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Yeah it’s the perfect deal for us, but not for Qpr. lol

    They’re going to have to pay a chunk of his wages for a year. I think he’ll end up going to Spurs tbh.

  • 24 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM


    Well, websites are generaly unreliable, but people of “Le progrès” are supposed to be ITK concerning Lyon.

    So i’m not optimistic.

  • 25 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    We desperately need strikers – not one, not two, but three (with one or two being capable of giving us real width).
    We have very little backup and no quality in depth.
    Gouffran and Cisse will hardly strike fear in the heart of opposing defences.

    If there is any truth in the rumours of us looking to pick up up the scum’s relect defenders then Joke will be living up to his name

  • 26 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    relect = reject

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Jul 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Ed, Remy has NOT been charged with rape and is NOT facing a rape trial (although he could be). I have written about this a few times explaining the correct procedures in the UK – well here it is again. Remy is on police bail to respond to a London cop shop in September (exact date not known – but window closes on 2nd September – it is thought he responds at the cop shop AFTER the window closes). When he returns to the cop shop anyone of the following can take place.
    1. Charged with an offence.
    2. Bailed again to allow further time for enquiries.
    3. Released no further action.
    If charged the cops could bail him to court or keep him in custody for the next available court. The court could either bail him or remand him in custody.

  • 28 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    It’s Sunday guys. Please disregard any news regarding transfers unless they come from a official source…

  • 29 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    He hasn’t even been charged with rape btw. He’s been bailed while they carry out further enquires.

    It’s highly unlikely that he’ll be charged in my opinion.
    Think if they had evidence they would have charged him by now like.

  • 30 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Damm Mister Tiff beat me to it lol

  • 31 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Worth a giggle

  • 32 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Thats why the year long loan is the perfect option for us, if he’s charged then we haven’t invested million in a transfer fee, we would only lose out on a loan fee and wages, but if he’s not charged then we have first option to buy a quality striker at a very good price

  • 33 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Hasn´t Remy been arrested on suspicion of rape?

    As I understand it, he hasn´t been formally charged (DPP assessing evidence) and therefore there is no trial date set.

  • 34 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:09 PM


    Just like we are waiting for official news that we have cat 1 status at our academy lol? We get told very little on the official web site so we scour the web for any snippet of info.

  • 35 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    After the Liverpool thrashing and the enemy thrashing in our own backyard then the Arsenal thrashing. Pardew, should be escorted across the Tyne bridge and told to go back darn sarf with all the other chancers.

  • 36 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Sure Ashley loves a gamble apparently.

    But I think that’s only when selling players and not replacing them.

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Will you start a similar campaign when Mick Harford is in charge.

  • 38 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Has Lyon rejected our second offer for Gomis?

  • 39 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM


    So made up news is better than real news? Presumably the cat one status hasn’t been decided either way and the club is right not to leak info on our transfer targets.

  • 40 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM


    No one knows, only being reported that we are in advanced talks with them

  • 41 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    They’ve rejected 8 million euro bid apparently.

  • 42 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM


    Nice, Hitler almost appear sympathic on that vid…

  • 43 Mister Tuff // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Hatem – yes Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape. The cops only need to have reasonable suspicion to arrest him. There is however a mile of difference between having evidence to arrest and evidence to substantiate a charge – which is why he has been bailed to allow the cops to make further enquiries/gather more evidence.

  • 44 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Well Gouffy playing strikers during preparations games make me believe Pard seriously prepare the team to go on without reinforcement in attack.

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    How much do you think we can safely spend this summer without going in to massive debt.

  • 46 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    @Mister tuff

    Had the english press reported any material evidences in the file?

  • 47 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Jail for Ashley.

    At least 20 millions would say.

  • 48 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM


    No smoke without fire, granted most will be rubbish but there is always an element of truth somewhere. Also, It seem’s we have be unprepared again for the summer. While SAFC sign 9 players, we struggle to bring one in. If we bring in Remy, Gomis and Bent then fair enough but i really think we will be lucky to bring one in with the way things are going. I hope i am wrong. And no, we should not reveal our targets you are right.

  • 49 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM


    Think people could understand him being so angry knowing he was a toon fan.

  • 50 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM


    Thats is a serious worry for me, he came out this week and said that Gouffran was staking a claim for a striking role (or words to that affect) if we fail again in this window to get the players we need then I honestly don’t know if we will be able to drag ourselves away from the brink like we did last season

  • 51 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM


    We already have a large debt! But it’s sustainable because of our revenue and it’s interest free.

    I’m not privy to the current state of the finances mate…I just want to see us sign 1 striker and 1 striker/attacking midfielder/winger. That will round out the squad nicely in my opinion.

  • 52 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Can’t believe LYON are standing firm when they can lose him for nothing in less then 12 months. Their greed might lead to LYON falling flat on their face. If Gomis was worth the amount they want for him then i am sure other clubs would be offering what they want.

  • 53 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Whatever happened to taking a chance on a player loads of young lads in the championship. Maybe a little overpriced but they’re not gonna be asking for mega bucks on the wages front.
    What about that kalou he’s available if you want to go down the proven premiership player route?
    Or maybe dirk, great player he is.

  • 54 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM


    On the plus side, i’m very confident about Gouffran, think he could be a revelation as number 9.

    But i agree on the fact this is gamble, and a good bussisnes would require to sign a new lad.

  • 55 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM


    3 strikers??? Don’t be crazy. There’s no way that 2 of those 4 are going to sit on the bench. We’re not a CL team.

    Who cares about SAFC? Their squad was rubbish, they have a new (crazy) manager and they’re shipping loads out too.

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Some would have you believe £20 quid and voucher for a free drink next time they visit SJP

  • 57 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM


    I really like Gouffran, he’s a very good player but not as a striker.

    We simply cannot fail again in this window like we did last summer we need a proven goal scorer asap

  • 58 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Sunderland sign 9 players. The board have got some balls on them trusting this guy that’s manager.
    I believe it will go wrong, badly badly wrong.

  • 59 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Our recent actions would indicate we will just walk away from the deal.Its what we have done since MA took over.
    If we were going to get the player he would already be here.They have made a bid and imo they shouldnt go any higher.

    10m for a player who is out of contract in 12mnths is too high especially if you look at his scoring record.

  • 60 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I am aware of our interest free massive debt as you probably know, I was referring to your post on a previous thread where you were chastising somebody for wanting players signed and you asking them do you want us to go into massive debt.

  • 61 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    @Toon 1978

    As i said, Marseille could be interested. There’s not plenty of good strikers on the market. But Marseille need to clear out Gignac’s situation.

    Lyon know we need Gomis, but sure if we stand on our offer, time will play for us… if a better offer from another club do not reach Aulas’s desk before the end of the window.

  • 62 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM


    I never said we where a CL club. I would play Remy, Cisse and Gomis as a three pronged attack with HBA providing width down the right. Still unsure about the left hand side. Think Santon could do a job there…..not sure.

  • 63 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Nobodys going to give them 10m.

  • 64 Belfast // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    One thing I’ve learnt about Pardew, is not to listen to anything he says during a transfer window.

    He knows as much as me and you.

    If we sign no one Pardew will come out a few days after the deadline and say he’s happy with our squad. Just like last summer when he clearly wasn’t.

  • 65 numba9 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I would go and get Austin or Alf from Burnley and reading possibly both

  • 66 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Still no concrete evidence were seriously considering remy. Gomis and bent yes.

  • 67 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    AP wont ever play 3 strikers

  • 68 Bambams // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Well its got to be said Joke in here is one rapid DOF…….

    So pleased we have his masterful approach to signings and a wealth of contact’s. …. Where we going to fit all these new striker’s into the team?

    Is he back from his four week holiday at Haggerston Castle. …..

  • 69 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    No goals scored from 200 and odd corners apart from Demba Ba’s handball against Wolves. Another one of many reasons that Pardew should be unemployed.

  • 70 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    To be honest I am amazed that we are willing to pay 6.9 million for a guy who only has a year left on his contract, but then again he isn’t over the line yet 😉

  • 71 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    So with gomis and Cisse we have two classic no 9’s – where the second striker?

  • 72 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Lets hope they dont continue the tactic of Kebab kicking the ball to Williamson at the back post even if Williamsons not playing.

  • 73 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    It is a real worry that AP is preparing the side with Goofy and Cisse as the two strikers as it means he has no confidence in us getting any first team signings over the line.
    Bit of a Joke..

  • 74 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Where’s this huge bid for Cabaye?

  • 75 toon22 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    To be fair to AP why should he expect a new striker?
    We didnt get the players we needed last year did we.

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    The point you seem to be missing with Rhodes is that Blackburn need to sell

    They bankrolled a huge spending spree last summer, huge there’s no way they will be able to bankroll that squad a second season in the fizzy pop so there’s no way Rhodes will come to £10 mil, you say no PL teams were interested? Plenty were and its a mystery why he chose Blackburn

    Part exchange with players still happens more so in the lower leagues we know players like gosling abied and other fringe players are looking to be shipped out so why not use them as leverage

    It’s not unrealistic, and not “only done in computer games”

    And please stop using the man utd/arsenal haven’t signed anyone argument, they have far far superior squads both in depth and quality, they are both also currently pursuing extremely high value targets when there is a genuine need for drawn out negotiations
    Unlike our negotiations

  • 77 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM


    I’m waiting for ‘Cisse is staying plus we have Gouffran so we are strong enough up front’ from Pardew

  • 78 Mister Tuff // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    niafron @46 re Remy.
    As I recall the only things that have been in the press are that there are three men involved and speculation that a “rape date drug” was involved. Other than that nothing else. The press will not have access to how the cops are progressing/or not progressing nor will they have access to anything in the file.The only people to have access to the file/documentation will be the Crown Prosecution Service -who will decide Remys’ fate. Any cop or member of the CPS who releases information to the press -without authority will get arrested for misconduct in a public office. So even if he gets charged we will have to wait until the trial to find out any details of the case.

  • 79 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM


    Reports suggesting that Fabregas could be on his way to UTD so hopefully no bid’s will come in for Cab’s

  • 80 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM


    Charlie Austin failed his medical because of his shoulder problem.
    So his fee might be very much reduced. He is def worth a punt as a Shola replacement as it gives time to provide long term rehab for the injury – if it is a risk of recurrence to an acute injury rather than a chronic injury. Otherwise not worth the candle

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Yo yo
    Why wouldn’t he prepare for the worst?
    He’s never been backed when needed why is now any different?
    It’s worse if anything

  • 82 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    No one fancy sausage John from the Mackems?

  • 83 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    If we are looking to offload our deadwood then why not offer Shola, Obertan, Sammy plus 4/5 million for Rhodes

  • 84 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM


    Remember Pardew was forced to back track last summer over the transfers – when it was obvious he wanted a new striker in ?
    … and then when Ralyor got injured he said we needed an immediate replacement only to be slapped down again.
    If we fail to sign anyone we’re in for a long hard season propping up the EPL

  • 85 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 13m
    #nufc still in hunt for Gomis and Remy talks understood to be ongoing

  • 86 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Anyone know if the match is streaming anywhere?

  • 87 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM


    I don’t have much love for Pardew but the guy is on a hiding to nothing under Ashley and co regarding how we operate in the transfer window

  • 88 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I think HBA,Cisse and BA where lethal as a front 3. Didn’t last long because of Ba unfortunately.

  • 89 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM


    Agree – I smell internal politics and MAsh trying to get AP out by making his position intolerable – but then its the side that suffers so it is a high risk strategy – if we get relegated then MAsh loses big time – but he has done it before so it is obviously in his makeup to follow high risk strategies.

    And we are but pawns in this stupid game

  • 90 Rowan Milsted // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    brian kilclines pony tail

    I read your post a few articles back about clubs taking out loans against the prospective money they will make from TV rights etc in order to buy players. I’ve been wondering where they got this kind of money from myself so I was just wondering if you know that for a fact and if so how you know it?

  • 91 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Blackburn wouldn’t have Ameobi, they got stitched up with Best. They can’t give Ameobi away for free!

  • 92 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Hopefully? That’s our transfer budget!

  • 93 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM


    Gouffy had is most succesfull time playing as a striker when he was in Caen.

    A vid of what he did at the time:

    As you can see, most of his goals were scored with taking the ball inside the box as a true scorer, still, it’s obvious he would bring more speed to the play than Cissé. Would be far better for Backstabing opponent’s defense.

  • 94 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Just looking through our reserves and tbh, we have some top central defenders coming through. We have R.Streete, Satka, Good and Mbabu all to come through. I think these four lads will be battling for a CB birth in a short while not to mention Dummet also.

  • 95 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM


    We are a mid range club with a mediocre management ‘team’, a set of promising but not world beating players who could go either way, a lack lustre coaching set up, hopefully an improved fitness regime, an underperforming youth set up, but worst of all an owner who is playing high risk games with his ownership of the club as he has no clear vision or strategy.
    At that level survival depends on two or three quality players and fewer injuries.
    After that – a good solid top ten finish depends on the players and manager.

  • 96 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM


    Even if we do use Gouffran as a striker I still think we need another one signed as Shola is not good enough and Campbell needs to go out on loan

  • 97 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:53 PM


    In France, lawyers got acces to the file. Isn’t it the same thing in UK?

    Moreover, altough french cops and people of the prosecution service do not have the right to talk to press too, they still do it time to time…

    Are english cops more serious about their duties?

  • 98 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:53 PM

  • 99 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Jonas, reveals that Pardews, fitness training last season was to easy. Sounds like another reason to dump this amatuer.

  • 100 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Salomon Kalou off to West Ham

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    “AC needs to go out on loan”

  • 102 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM


    I thought like you three weeks ago, but since we missed PEA, i don’t know…

    Outside of Rémy (putting aside his off pitch concerns), none of our target are really worthy in my mind.

    So if we spend 20 millions to bring in a striker of quality, OK then, but Gomis…

  • 103 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM


    All this messing about for Gomis, he better be good if we sign him lol. KK wanted him also if my memory serves me right. I think a loan for Remy is probably a good thing. Good in the sense that if he is useless of serves time for rape then we can let him go, dodgy if he plays well and goes to a top club at the end of the season. Damned if we don’t, damned if we do as the saying goes!!

  • 104 Rowan Milsted // Jul 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM


    ‘We understand this morning that Newcastle have had a bid of around €7Million rejected by Lyon who are looking for a fee closer to the 10 Million mark. We understand however that a fee is closer to being agreed than ever and Gomis’ representatives are due to be in Newcastle by tomorrow to discuss a contract for the player.’

    Cheers for the link there. So… if this is to be believed then despite our offer being rejected we are still pressing ahead with agreeing personal terms with Gomis? Meaning that there is a presumption that we will up our bid, even though he becomes a free agent soon and this is already our second offer? I can see this going sour if the article has the facts right.

  • 105 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM


    Remy would always be my first choice, after that like you I’m underwhelmed with who we have been linked with. Personally I’d like us to be looking at Shane Long as i think he’s fit perfectly into our squad

  • 106 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    So ToonDarnSarf still talking about debt and slating fans who are frustrated due to lack of signings, make that NO signings, and the club is in “advanced talks” with a couple of players, who have yet to sign.

    It really is Groundhog Day here isn’t it?

  • 107 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Lads, is Gomis really worth the hassle? Has anyone seen him play? Niafron, what is your opinion on Gomis?

  • 108 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Shane Long? Why would he leave Brom to come to us? Should signed him 2years ago

  • 109 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM


    From what I’ve seen of Gomis he’s a decent enough player albeit a bit like Kenwyne Jones with a better scoring record

  • 110 Rowan Milsted // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM


    Soon we will have an actual game of football to complain about! Ha ha.

  • 111 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM


    Thought the mention of Mr. Long would get you to pop your head up 😀

  • 112 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Gomis, is a french Kenwyne Jones.

  • 113 kilcline // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    @Jack Butler


    Debuchy ——Colo——–Mbiwa——Haidara

    Santon——–Sissoko——–Cabaye—-Ben A

    ————–Gomis/Remy ——–Cisse

    Sissoko playing DM

    Still want Ince or Sinclair, i would even put a bid in for Nani!

  • 114 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM


    My son really rates him but i am not so sure but if i am honest i have only seen clips on You tube which is nothing to go by tbf.

  • 115 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Anyone? Match? Stream links? Yes? No?

  • 116 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM


    Right now, complaining about losing games, rubbish tactics and mind boggling substitutions seems like a much better prospect than reading this tripe all day.

    Also TDS, no one is claiming we want to spend money that will see us in debt, we simply want to spend some money to bring in a couple of players, so put the bloody balance sheet down!

  • 117 Rowan Milsted // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM


    firstrowsports will probably have it.

  • 118 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM


    Is Long availlable?

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I think it would be cheaper t buy him now rather than to loan him with an option to buy.

    …he is on £ 80-90k a week and we are going to pay him that by a mile. Ifhe does great for us it is not going to be easy to convince him to take a paycut and othe teams will move in for him.

    I think w should either sign him or move on…

  • 120 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Haha aye still of the opinion we missed a trick not bothering with him. Him and Ba up top would of been very impressive I reckon

  • 121 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    What times ko?

  • 122 mattyNUFC // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM


    agree completely

    gomis is hardly worth the money.

    remy however is. would rather it be remy and one or two even of rhodes, austin, long or le fondre

  • 123 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM


    Nah already checked mate

  • 124 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM


    3 mate

  • 125 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM


    The game is neither on Wizwig or firstrow. DOn’t think we could find a link.

  • 126 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Cheers bud

    Any likely starting line ups? Or are we all in the dark?

  • 127 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM


    Not one to put up teams as it’s so subjective but on paper I’d go for this






  • 128 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Gomis has scored more goals than Jones in the french Micky Mouse league but so did Gouffran and he can’t do it in the Premiership.

  • 129 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I really don’t see any reason why we should pay over the odds for Gomis, seems a good player but from wot I’ve heard is he can become anonymous from time to time. Then there’s the issue of only 1 year left on his contract, and they asking for near enough 10million euros. Surely Seim De Jong can’t be far off that. Plus SDJ can naturally play two positions, striker and behind striker.
    If Cisse is not available there will be plenty of options available. SDJ, Remy (if we can actually get him), Gouffran, Vuckic and Strolla for last resort

  • 130 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    The season starts in 3 weeks and pardew doesn’t even know what players if any are coming in???
    Give the bloke the tools Ashley, it’s beyond a joke

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM


    Siem de Jong isn’t available. He’s publicly said he’s staying at Ajax

  • 132 viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    The games live on the comedy channel.

  • 133 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:12 PM


    And if he’s found guilty?

  • 134 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Gouffran can’t do it, he’s being played out of position. Rooney wouldn’t do it with our lack of widemen. Get wingers, wingers I tell ya

  • 135 Rowan Milsted // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Maybe links will appear closer to KO? I dunno. I’m off out anyway so will check the blog later for details of how the game went (a full match report would be much appreciated!) 😉

  • 136 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM


    doubt if Long would be available but WWYCD had a serious soft spot of the lad while he was at Reading and i like to tease him every no and then by mentioning him 😀

  • 137 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM


    Dunno mate pards said he was going to take a strong side but will probably leave 5 first teamers back, but just speculation as to who

  • 138 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    The money the players are on and no one can play left wing beat a man and stick it on someone’s head. It’s a pi.. Poor show lads

  • 139 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM


    I like that line up but i would go like this…..


    HBA Santon


  • 140 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    So my team (like this game):

    —————–Tioté ———Cab————-
    Moses ————–Beny————–Marv

  • 141 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Totally agree that we need a winger who can cross. We only have obertan atm as a recognised winger. Not good enough.

  • 142 yo-yo // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Trouble is guys – we just can’t attract strikers of high enough calibre. Even Gomis doesn’t really want to come here according to some sources. If we had a very strong first half of the season then we might get somebody quality in Jan – but we just can’t wait that long.
    Relying on the French market for bargains is crazy.
    Remy is the best option for sure – but still risky

  • 143 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    My line up went pete Tong…..Santon on left HBA on right.

  • 144 WWYCD // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Haha Long was worth every penny Brom paid for him! Lads was and is a terrier of a player

    Ah decent lets hope we bundle Tom Ince into our team bus on our way back

  • 145 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM


    Good to see Moses in there, we need a bloody miracle. No sissoko?

  • 146 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM


    That line up is straight out of Pardews book of good formations 😉

  • 147 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    @Toon 1978

    Are you sure santon or HBA are well positioned on that scheme? Or it’s because you want to show us the tactic when there’s a break in the game and players come close to bench to drink something?

  • 148 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM


    Hahaha sorry mate, but you’re right we really missed out when Long moved to West Brom

  • 149 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Drop Tiote, he’s a liability and put either Sissoko or Anita in his position. Lads, we also have Vuckic back. I really believe this kid can cut the mustard. Big season for him coming up. Make or break imo.

  • 150 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM



    You fell in my trap! Moussa mean Moses in arabic…

  • 151 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    By all accounts there is no coverage of todays game

  • 152 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    If we sign these two my team:





  • 153 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Jack Butler and Niafron

    Lol, i take it you disagree but it came out wrong on here. I do think Santon would be good on the left wing and HBA plays on the right hand side anyways. Sissoko sitting deep infront of a back 3 with Cabaye sitting in behind Remy, Cisse and Gomis. HBA and Santon providing width down the wings. Look, it might be totally wrong but its just a thought…nothing literal….:)

  • 154 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Lol niaf

    If only he could part the Red Sea of Manchester and Sunderland.

  • 155 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Well, if it was about the bible, would have put Jesus as a Striker!

    And with the way our defense sank down last season, probably Noah as a keeper…

  • 156 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    I’m sure we can convince SDJ to change his mind.

  • 157 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Niafron…have a clause in his contract or something!

    …he has not been charged with rape and I honestly doubt he will!

  • 158 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM


    Haha not disagreeing with you but formations on here are always so subjective as line ups and formation need to change depending on who we are playing, form, injuries etc etc

  • 159 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM


    We we already have Jesus as DOF. he can pick up the phone to god any time of day.

  • 160 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    @toon 1978

    One thing come immediatly to mind with that team:

    Lack of width.

    Or maybe you mean Beny on the left and Santon on the right?

  • 161 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM


    OUI Benny out wide on the right, Santon out wide on the left. My apologies, my formation came out all wrong and it was misleading 🙂

  • 162 kilcline // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Likely signings:

    Need signings:
    Ince or Sinclair

    Marqee signings (unlikely but show ambition):

    Would be happy with Gomis, Remy and Ince.

  • 163 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM


    Well, with a clause (if feasible) you could be rid of his wages, but the money invested in the fee would be lost.

  • 164 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Santon doesn’t have the pace to be a true winger. He has a good change of pace when he cuts inside. Not the same thing. Makes for a good FB, and his defensive skills will improve I’m sure.

  • 165 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Both Benny and Santon providing width for the front 3.

  • 166 JackButler // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Hope Kinnear is at the game today so he can take a close look at Matty Phillips and Ince as both would be good additions to our squad

  • 167 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Just listened to BBC news and sport and wasn’t surprised that we never got a mention.

  • 168 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    @toon 1978

    But on the right Bény will cut inside and same for Santon on the left?

  • 169 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    By the way that doesn’t mean he couldn’t be part of a wide forward line, but that’s not a winger. We only have one winger – obertan, who run into corners.

  • 170 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM


    I think Santon is good down the flank and can get better. He seems suspect at FB.

  • 171 Mister Tuff // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    niafron – the only time the defence lawyers can access the evidence is AFTER a person is charged. Then the prosecution have to abide by the Rules of Disclosure and provide the defence with ALL of the evidence/case papers etc.
    In the UK there have been recent cases of some cops selling stories to the press – if you are caught you WILL go to jail/lose your job/lose your pension – so to the wise it is not worth it.

  • 172 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    I’d put Jonas into a DM style role like in the year we came 5th and buy a proper winger. Even HBA isn’t a winger, he suites a free role to go where the ball is.

  • 173 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Jonas should replace perch as backup DMF

  • 174 Toon1978 // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:38 PM


    We have nobody else to put out wide. Our best crosser of the ball is out on loan…..Ferguson which is crazy. Obertan is simply not good enough and can’t cross to save his life but he can run like an olympic runner all day. Marveaux is NOT a winger, he is more an attacking midfielder. Yes, Santon and HBA cut inside all the time but this is all we have atm. I would really like to see HBA in behind the front men and two new wingers brought in like Sinclair and Ince but this in not going to happen.:(

  • 175 remy D // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Nice one Fred

  • 176 kilcline // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Getting his ball bag cut and then being forced to swim in a pool of iodine is too good for Mike Ashley.

  • 177 expatmag // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Evening all from rainy Melbourne

    I see no news is good news

  • 178 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Another thing about HBA. As a no. 10 suspect. He need to dribble less and pass more to be a decent no 10. it’s useful to have some muscle in there aswell to hold up the play.

  • 179 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Somewhere in the distance a dog barked……..

  • 180 check the toastie // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Nice team Killer Kilcline – heres mine, gotta say I think we have some real quality footballer at the club right now.

    ……..Ben Arfa…….Cabaye…………Marv………………..

    Think Anita is a super little link man, and Sissoko will give us the physical presence and pace we need in the middle of the park. I reckon Kevin Keegan would get this team scoring boat loads of goal, conceding a few as well mind, however under Pards we will struggle to score a goal, such a shame. A decent manager would have us competing for top4.

  • 181 Do the shaka hislop // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Repost from last thread

    our major problem last season was that we had absolutely zero goals chipped in from anywhere else on the park. If for exwmple cisse stays and does 20. Gomis comes and does 12. Remy comes and does 12. 5 each from cabs benny and goofy.

    Theres 57 goals, which really considering the quality of the players mentioned shout be easily achievable, and if cisse/benny/gomis/remy stay fir and/or hit a purple patch then we could easy be aiming at 60-70plus.

    Its our leaky defence that leaves me worried. We need better cover for shambolic saylor and liability willo. I think yanga will be massive this season. Debs and santy just need to develop the astuteness of when to go and when to stay in the prem.

    I remain ever hopeful for the coming season, b******s to whats happened previous

  • 182 check the toastie // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    If Marv and Benny play in a three up front then the crosses will come from Santon and Debuchy as they will have boat loads of space due to some potential super football being played.

    However I am looking forward to suffering Jonas most of the season, no doubt keeping all our technical players out of the team. pffffffffttttttt.

  • 183 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM


    I dare you to post without criticising pards just once.

    Oh hang on that would be like cutting off your left testicle.

    It got boring a year ago. Now it’s just inane fanatical diatribe

    He’s here for the season, how about you live with that and talk about something more productive

  • 184 expatmag // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I think Gouffran has the ability and pace to play the Bellamy role off someone like Gomis who is strong and quick and hold the ball up.

    Because of this, I wouldn’t be worried in selling Cisse as long as he was replaced by a young up and coming striker of the same atrtributes as Gomos

  • 185 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    @Mister tuff

    I just made some research and it seem in France too, Lawyers got a restricted access to the file before a person is charged.

  • 186 niafron // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Got to go lads.

    Bonne journée messieurs.

  • 187 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    @Numba9 I think a club like us should be setting our sights higer than Charlie Austin who failed a medical at Hull and us unproven in the Premier League. And Adam Le Fondre who cudnt even get in Readings starting 11 simply not good enough imo.

  • 188 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM


  • 189 expatmag // Jul 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I see Mr. SOFT is in tonight………LOL

    Has C finally let you down off the roof, mate?

  • 190 expatmag // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM


    What about this one?

    Turning up for a blind date with Susan Boyle is too good for Ashley.

  • 191 luxogeordie // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    @NUFCOfficial: #NUFC (4-4-2): Elliot; Debuchy, Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Marveaux, Cabaye (c), Sissoko, Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Gouffran.

  • 192 colwell // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 31s
    #nufc v #blackpool: Elliot, Debuchy, Williamson, S Taylor, Santon, Marveaux, Cabaye, Sissoko, Jonas, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi.

  • 193 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I think I used that one last year but amusing nevertheless.

  • 194 luxogeordie // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Poor team IMO. Expected from pardew though.

  • 195 colwell // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    #nufc subs Alnwick, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic, Campbell.

  • 196 SeanNufc87 // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Anyone else hung over to buggery, but for some reason is massively looking forward to the friendly?

  • 197 colwell // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    The bench is very,very poor. No Benny,Anita WTF IS THAT ABOUT? so out of 4 pre season games HBA has played 45mins, nice.

  • 198 check the toastie // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Spuggy – I cant post without criticising Pardew as he is a complete loser who is destroying the football team I love. And I can categorically say until he changes his spots and starts to select teams based on form and ability, rather than who sucks his c0ck the best, then I will continue to preach that he should be sacked, I mean it is a valid point of view I think.

    I mean Tiote hasn’t played well for 2 years and Jonas offers nothing. They should both be benched so they can reflect on life.

  • 199 expatmag // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM


    damnit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thought I was being original,,,,,,,,,,lol

    Must try harder

  • 200 Spuggy // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    I respect your view check, but everyone on this blog know what you think. No need to keep reminding everyone.

    Pards has it all to prove this season, time will tell.

    Lets have more constructive discussions. Ya?

  • 201 Edd Case // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Anyone know why HBA isn’t included today?

  • 202 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    3 weeks away we should be putting on a bit of a show and bordering on decent fitness levels. This poor team as someone above mentioned should have enough to beat these in 2nd gear

  • 203 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    I very rarely post team formations andvas Pieters has gone to Stoke it makes this one even more pointless.
    Debuchy Collo Mbwia Pieters
    Anita Cabaye
    HBA Cisse Remy
    Elliott Santon Tiote Marveaux Gomis.
    This line up would unfortunately involve us signing players and one which should have been signe two years ago.

  • 204 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Niafron…that might be right! I am not sure how it works and what you can get away with in such a matter 🙂

    …it sure is a gamble. Personally I wouldn’t touch him either way, but if the club has set the mind and want him then I would buy in stead of loaning him – no doubt about that what so ever!

  • 205 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Tiote really struggles to do anything decent. Bridcutt at Brighton offers more. Why persist with him bring in Anita or some kid

  • 206 Tommyy // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Classic, boring and bland Pardew team. Guaranteed to offer no inventiveness, no speed, no fluidity and very little idea.

    I predict the same crap football we’ve been subject to the majority of the time under Pardew’s stewardship.

    Oh and get some players in, noone is laughing anymore, joke’s well and truly over.

  • 207 Mister Tuff // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    niafron – in the UK – the prosecution have to prepare schedules of all the evidence – the items they intend to use in the case and they also have to prepare schedules of eveidence they do not intend to use. The defence can access all of the documents but only after charging. In the UK we have an adversarial legal system (based on common law -evolved over time) whereas in France your system is inquisatorial based on the Napoleonic Code. In the UK the magistrates decide cases but are not involved in the enquiries – whereas I understand in France – the magistrates are in charge of the enquires.

  • 208 welshgeordie9 // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Are are after both gomis and remy or is it one or the other

  • 209 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Who would you fellas fancy in the premier league handicap??

  • 210 scout // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Predictions lads I’m going 6 -2 newcastle

  • 211 criticalsteve73 // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    __________________krul________________________debucy___collo___mbiwa_____hidara______________sissoko_____Anita___________________Ben arfa____cabye________santon___ __________________cisse/remy______________ would love to play this formation

  • 212 criticalsteve73 // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    That came out wrong scrap it

  • 213 Indian Magpie // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM


    Pardew pick this front 6

    Anita Cabaye Sissoko

    HBA Cisse Marveaux

  • 214 Clematis // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Marv on the wing again…? Dear Lord. Williamson? Err. What’s happening on the bench? Regardless, 3-1 to tha toon.

  • 215 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Why cant Pardew start with Campbell and see how he goes its a pre season came and hardly taken a risk. It really pisses me off when I see Shola leading the attack.

    Anyway my prediction 1-2 Shola to open the scoring 😀

  • 216 isleofmanman // Jul 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    NUFC negotiating contracts which work for us? We’ll see.

    Id give Remy a go if a deal was strapped up tight – but to be honest we should all be dead wary of footballer tarts.

    He didnt prefer us last time and unless we can control all/any outcomes I’d invest elsewhere

  • 217 Premiership Manager // Jul 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    People talk about signing and formations and my guess is the line up will be:







    On paper its a reasonable team however if we have to change it to 4-4-2 because the midfield is closed down where are the crosses going to come from?

    If Cisse is injured where is the dominant striker going to come from?

    Apart from Marvaux there are no natural crosses unless we look at the full backs but push them forward and we have no cover at the back!

    We need a natural goal scorer and a winger. Goufran will be a big player for us this year as Marvaux will be but they are attacking midfielders not strikers.

    If I were in charge I’d be looking to bring Hoilett, Taarabt and Remy from QPR however I’d also be looking to loan/buy Victor Moses from Chelsea.

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