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Newcastle Now Odds-On To Sign Loic Remy

5:47 pm, Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 379 Comments

Newcastle’s odds of signing Loic Remy in this summer transfer window have today been cut from 4/1 to 1/2 odds on.

Loic Remy

Loic Remy – Newcastle odds on to sign the Frenchman

Sky Sports is reporting that since Newcastle have now pulled out of their efforts to sign Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, because the price was far too high for a player who is available as a free agent next June, Newcastle have turned their full attentions to Loic Remy.

And the odds have been cut dramatically on a striker who Newcastle thought they were going to sign in January, but at the last moment the French International signed for QPR for £75K/week – obviously a huge mistake by the Frenchman.

And the question we posed earlier today was whether Newcastle would now try to sign Remy on a full-time basis, but we still think a loan deal is probably still best for the Tyneside club.

But of course we’ve been wrong before. :D

Here’s the current betting on which club will sign Loic Remy this summer, with Newcastle at 1-2 on,  Tottenham next at 4-1, with West Ham next at 6-1.

Quite honestly,  we just hope that Joe Kinnear can get Remy or Gomis through the door very soon, so at least we have one new striker into the club at least.

And news today that former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has just signed English striker Gary Hooper from Celtic for £5M.

And that follows their capture of Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel in April for £8.5M, and Gary is now the seventh signing by Chris for Norwich this summer.

Sort note to Joe Kinnear – please get a move on – we only need two players – two strikers this summer.

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379 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Great…. when this exact same story was posted about gomis, two stories later and the deal looked doomed, and then today it died. Guess thats remy staying at QPR :D

  • 2 toon kk // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    We might get Remy on loan but only if QPR pay half his wages. Penny pinching again.

  • 3 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    No we don’t ‘only need 2 players – two strikers’ we need 3 MINIMUM.
    2 strikers and 1 winger, or 1 striker and 2 wingers (actual out and out wingers) I do not count Obertan as a player anymore nor Jonas as a winger, merely a midfield stand in.

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I bet we don’t even get that deal done.

  • 5 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    How can it be so hard to get 3 players in? Nacer Chadli went to Spurs for 7 mil, he would have sorted out our right attacking side easily!

  • 6 nico // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I’m with Tommyy.

    We need more than just 2 strikers. I think realistically we’ll only get one now anyways.

    I’d love to see Sinclair here. He’s wasting his career at Man City.

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    PMartel
    You can’t sign players on loan once the window closes mate, when it closes that’s it!

  • 8 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I’d even be tempted to try and bring in Beasejour from Wigan. Quick and decent brain on him for left side, and cheap.

  • 9 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I think we need:

    Cf. Winger/second striker. Winger out and out. Cb to replace willo who is not good enough.

    4 players. Ideally add to that a young rb back up and that would do me. Will it happen. No.

  • 10 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    gomis deal back on

  • 11 nico // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Are you sure about that. Isn’t there another period where you can loan players?

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    TDS

    I have taken on board some of your points.
    However, it’s really sad Ashley has made it so hard to attract top people to NUFC a club with 52000 home fans!

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Nico
    Not on the prem mate
    Lower leagues have the emergency loan window in feb but I think that’s it

  • 14 welshgeordie9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    How do you know gomis deal is back on.

  • 15 Premiership Manager // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Ed.

    Did you not see Pardews post match interview after playing Blackpool on Sky Sports, where he let is slip that Joes directive is to bring one player over the line?

    He did later in the interview state one or two players when he realised he had dropped the clanger however for those watching it was obvious as he backed off the statement with we have a very strong squad.

    We will sign one senior player this window, however I’m not confident that Remy will want to put up with another relegation fight.

    With Pardews odds being 2-1 as first Premier League Manager to be sacked it’s not looking good especially if JFK is the answer.

    A better option than Remy would be to get Lukaku, Victor Moses or even Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea.

    At least we would then have cover up front and some creativity which is worryingly still lacking.

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Yorky
    Sounds like Ashley has bought his employment policy from sports direct to NUFC’s transfer policy!

  • 17 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Won’t happen.

    If we had a DoF capable of bringing in players, would anyone be happy with Ruiz?

    If fulham sign Bent, it could open up the doors for Ruiz to leave, I reckon he would make a good 2nd/3rd Choice Striker. A definite improvement on our oh so prolific Strolla.

  • 18 leavemyarselona // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Surely the interest of the transfer money or even just general money alone would bloody pay for a player . Gathering cobwebs our budget like

  • 19 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    They reckon an onion is the only vegetable that can make you cry. Not unless you have been hit the face by a turnip.

  • 20 Tinman // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Nico, think you can get an ‘emergency loan’ in extreme circumstances. Takes a lot of long term injuries in the same position to get one though. Can’t remember the last one

  • 21 toonfan76 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    More of the same! We end an interest in 1striker so the obvious headline is that we are focusing on our other know striker target. Nothing new to report. God these transfers drag on and on. Come on Kinnear do your job.

  • 22 toon kk // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    The BIG problem most billionaires buy football clubs because they love the sport or want a interesting hobby.
    Once they have bought the club they usually have a great ambition for it and speak out. But I don’t know why MA bought Newcastle apart for advertising and selling his sports gear.
    The fans don’t mean jack sh.t to him and he’s gambling with our future just to get his money back.

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    do you’s honestly think Harry will let him go on loan,, ffs fickle fans these days, don’t listen to any BS coming from papers and sites, we got to face the facts that history is repeating itself again and again, just think it’s been just under 2 months and no 1 has came through to improve our squad and by the end of August when the transfer market closes there sill be no signing

  • 24 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Joke

    Imo ruiz is about the same as gervinho. I think we dodged another bullet when we failed with an alleged last stitch bid for him. But thats just me. Could easily be proved wrong.

  • 25 JaxtheMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    hooper for 5mill would of done us. at least Norwich are trying,hope they do well.

  • 26 Positive Percy // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Don’t worry Lads 7 strikers are over the line all £20 Mill plus all over 6 foot 8 so we’ll score from every corner

    Source- Bisto

  • 27 Uncertain Toon // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    tads,

    You’d think something could be organised through premier league the Remy scenario falls into the exceptional category, timing wise that is. I think it’s only a few days after window closes he reports to the Feds. We could have him on loan and if bail is extended or court date given we still have him on loan. If case is dropped a prearranged permanent contract could activate and he moves to us, qpr get their money and everyones happy. contracts are made on ifs and buts all the time.

  • 28 Mister Tuff // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    viv – that sounds painful being hit in the face by a turnip -hope you are ok after this. When did it happen -have the doctors been able to remove it.

  • 29 toonfan76 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Where is this coming from Jamsha?

  • 30 geordie157 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Note to ed, we need at least three players, the 3rd being a winger who can get to the by line, cross and has pace.

  • 31 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Breaking news
    MA JFK and Pardew have been spotted heading down to London to get remy over the line

    http://blog.truffleshuffle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Only-Fools-and-Horses1.jpg

  • 32 JaxtheMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    we all called f.sheperd but he would of tried to get benteke from villa not a reserve in bent.

  • 33 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Hope we get him like. If we go in to the season with Cisse, Gouffran & Shola I will kick right off.

    I honestly reckon at the minute the Mackems have a better frontline than us with Fletcher, Altidore and Wickham.

  • 34 gazza85 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Haha viv has been watching Come Dine with Me.

    My missus just had it on and that joke was on it.

  • 35 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    you may as well kick off now mate because it’ gonna happen

  • 36 josh // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Toonfan76. His @rse.

  • 37 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    @Markacus

    Fair enough. But both would still improve the team, if it meant we did not have to worry about Pardew picking Shola.

  • 38 microbar // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    So no new strikers for us this transfer all smoke and mirrors by fat mike.
    Don’t worry we still have shola.
    God I hate how this club is being run down,
    the Makems must be pissing them selves.

  • 39 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Joke

    Aye thats a very fair point you make :D

  • 40 PMartel // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Tads and Nico,

    There is a loan window which applies to Football league clubs only – From September 9 – 25 November.

    Gomis deal back on?

  • 41 toon kk // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    We’ll be ripped apart by Man City then we will get an excuse we have made a mistake not strengthening by Pardew, when it’s not his mistake.

  • 42 toonfan76 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    With regards to someone who can deliver a cross, didn’t someone who was at the last match say that Santon was putting in some good crosses and it looked like he had been working on them? I’m one of those fans who believes that Santon would make a really good winger if the crossing part of his game has improved.

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

    PMartel
    Answered your own question then! No we can’t loan players after the window shuts!

  • 44 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Agree with Tommy. Two strikers and one winger. Don’t think Kinnear has a clue what he’s at, so I won’t be holding my breath.

  • 45 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Toon Kk
    What else can he say? It wouldn’t be his fault if we don’t strengthen
    Not really sure what you expect him to say?

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Belfast
    With JFK in charge of transfers were more likely to end up with a 2 piece chicken meal and a coleslaw
    No chance this bumbling idiot can get business done
    Loud crass insulting obnoxious clueless
    Who the hell would want to deal with the biggest joke in football

  • 47 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Aye Gazza that scouser was off his rocker.

  • 48 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    i wouldn’t put a bet on for AP to get sacked 1st, i would put a bet on for him walking out 1st followed by Carr

  • 49 count // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Holy grail, it’s a shame some people completely missed the point of your post explaining transfers. I liked it.

    TRANSFER SAGE -do you actually know how long qpr were looking at/in contact with remy? Do you actually know how long Swansea have been looking at/in contact with bony.
    Of course you don’t.

    The problem here is people taking absolute balls made up by tabloid papers or “leaked” by agents as the gospel truth.

    Why waste your energy believing such crap? Just wait and see what happens for yourself instead of allowing the media to shape your views.
    When we make unexpected signings (as most of our recent ones have been) at least you won’t have spent god knows how long over the last few weeks regurgitating utter tripe and using tabloid wisdom to make yourselves look like fools.

    I know from first hand experience how easy it is to get made up rubbish printed in the Sun and end up on BBC breakfast still talking about said made up rubbish as if it were true.

  • 50 PMartel // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Tads,

    couldn’t be chewed to do the research earlier. It’s been a long day!

  • 51 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Count – you appear to have too much common sense for this blog

  • 52 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Fatso had the pick of good football coaches to pick from yet he rehired the idiot that relegated us. What’s that all about?

  • 53 toonfan76 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Cheers for that 1 Josh, I should know better. Just so sick of waiting that any bit of positive news regarding transfers has my ears twitching so to speak.

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    PMartel
    Lol fair play mate, every day atm following the toon feels a long day!

  • 55 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I remember that when we signed Cisse, Marveaux and Santon, it all happened in a sudden. The classic example was Marveaux, that the Scousers were almost to sign him, and all the papers said they HAD SIGNED him, but all a sudden Marveaux showed up in NUFC uniform, and the picture was ONLY shown on nufc.co.uk. Now I could say we know nothing.

  • 56 HullMag6 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Having a rabid wolf rip the gusset out his Lonsdale keks is too good for Ashley. …

    But on a serious note standing up to lyon and maybe a deal? Remy possibly signing all interesting but until the shirt shot its just speculation.

  • 57 kt97toonarmy // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    This is beyond a joke with these transfers now. We have messed on all summer. PEA, gomis. Whats next honestly. Im worried what city mite do to us with jovetic and negerado

  • 58 EastEndMagpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    agreed Arizona,

    Got to admit they where all suprises really, Cisse the biggest for me, we where barely linked with him, then all of a sudden there he was in his now re-knowned “casino jacket”, signed and sealed, heres to hoping thats the case with this,

    Gotta amit though, would be really suprised if after all this we ended up with say Brown Ideye and someone else, doubt kinnear can even pronounce smokescreen let alone create one.

    Still firm on the fact we only need 3 players maybe 4, in postitions that don’t need as much bedding in as say, a creative midfielder or holding midfielder, or a starting 11 centre half new to the league, so as pissed of as I am that we haven’t signed anyone, I’m no where near sh!tting it like some of the lads on here!

  • 59 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Ill be dancing in the streets if Remy signs, he’s top class.40 between them next season him and the cisse

  • 60 toonicle // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Norwich has now signed 2 strikers we should have been in for. I have a feeling that RVW is gonna be a great signing.

  • 61 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Rotonda

    52,000 home fans isn’t what it used to be mate.

    Man Utd have an estimated 355M fans globally. Chelski have 135M which is more than Arsenal (113M) and Liverpool (71M) and before Abramovich we were probably as big a club as Chelsea! These days, money talks…

    Even Man City have 18M fans and apart from the last few years, it’s been decades since they even threatened to do anything.

    Even if all 52,000 fans bought season tickets and shirts for themselves and their family, it would probably only generate £30M or so, which is about half of our wage bill in 2011/12. In fact, our matchday income in the same year was £24M.

    The real attraction to a new owner buying our club is that we are at least a global brand. Sure, we’re not Man Utd, Liverpool or Arsenal and frankly probably never will be. City and Chelski only manage to falsely maintain that status because of gross investment.

  • 62 leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate ) // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Im starting we worry we wont sign anyone. As for this article we were odds on to get gomis and bent. We signed neither

  • 63 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    We don’t just need players in, we need quality players! Hooper, Rhodes, Austin…there is no evidence that these players would be good enough for us.

    Surely it’s better to wait a bit (hopefully not until January this time please!) and get a player of the calibre of Cisse rather than gamble on one of these or a Conor Wickham.

    How many bad signings have been made in recent years?

  • 64 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    If NUFC were based nearer London we would have had owners like City or Chelsea by now IMO. Sad but true.

  • 65 DokToon // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    JK… “two strikers and a winger? i thought you said two snickers and a wino”

  • 66 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    You can’t say “IMO” and then “true”…

    Man City aren’t exactly close to London are they? I don’t know what made City more attractive than us…maybe it was the gigantic debt that Shepherd had lumbered the club with?

  • 67 Ben_W // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    We were also odds on to sign sinclair, Remy before he went QPR, Bent, and maybe even Gomis?

    Bookie’s don’t know jack, just give really low odds after a couple bets get placed.

  • 68 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    And anyway, I bloody hate what Chelski and Citeh have done. It’s just playing Fantasy Football and anyone can do it if they have enough money. I’d much rather we grow organically like the other 4 clubs in the top 6 have done. Much more satisfying and easier to hold your head up high as a fan.

  • 69 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    @ Sarf

    I just get the feeling that anyone North of Manchester isn’t given the same respect.

  • 70 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    TDS
    You can’t look it like that really
    There was no guarantee that cisse would work in the league
    Every signing is a gamble

  • 71 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    If we sign Remy which I would love, whats the chances that its for the season until QPR get promoted. Then he goes back?

    Tony Fernandes did say 4 players 2 on loan as they were part of their future.

  • 72 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    What a load of drivel… do you GENUINELY think that our team without a couple of strikers and a winger we will LITERALLY get relegated? Come off it lads, its the same damn team that finished 5th

    Oh yeah sean but they also finished 5th bottom idiot!

    Very good point my fellow blog dweller, however id like to bring up the old chestnut massive injury crisis and no European games either + new fitness expert and training schedule should see us rise up the table.

    Yeah whatever sean, pardew doesnt want European football!

    Im not even going to justify you with a response if you genuinely believe that.

  • 73 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Have you ever been to Manchester? It’s f”in ‘orrible!

    I don’t think it would have been a geographical consideration mate. I know Chelsea is a glamour club in a glamorous part of town, but City isn’t. Possibly the size of the city makes a difference though, but it would be more likely to be simply down to the deal and the potential scope of the club. Manchester is more cosmopolitan and a global city than Newcastle because it’s just simply bigger.

  • 74 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    @ Sarf

    These days being successful like that is a fairytale. The closest team at the minute to doing that is Dortmund but even they spend more than us. Just look at Madrid willing to pay £90 odd million for Bale. Money talks at the end of the day.

    I for one would love to see the likes of Aguero and Mata in NUFC shirts, even if it means “selling my soul” so to speak :)

  • 75 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    TDS

    I’d be able to hold my head high if we had just won the Prem or Champs league.

    I’m jealous of what City and Chelsea can do. I would take a sheikh in a heartbeat, would love to wake up and see we have bid 90m for Ronaldo, instead of bartering over 2m for Gomis.

  • 76 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Sean

    Seems you’re the expert. Why do we even need to debate when we’ve got you?

    Can you at the very at least acknowledge that your last post was figuratively dripping with condescension?

    While we’re at it, how does a team figuratively get relegated? If this is not possible, it would appear that the phrase “literally get relegated” is redundant.

    I will now qualify by acknowledging that I know that last comment is condescending, but that is by design :)

  • 77 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Colwell

    The beauty of that mate is if hes innocent, as soon as we know we can meet his release clause, then tony fifa fernandez cant do sod all about it.

  • 78 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @ Sarf

    But look at all of these people buying relatively small clubs like Fulham or QPR which have tiny fan bases and poor stadiums. Would they be so sought after if they were located outside of the capital, somewhere like Middlesbrough ? .

  • 79 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    TADS

    No guarantee sure….but you can do a hell of a lot of groundwork and maximise your chances.

    Look at all of our signings in the last few years…can you spot any bad eggs?

    Cabaye, Cisse, Ba, Tiote, Colo, Santon, Jonas (even) have all done excellent jobs for the club. MYM, Debuchy, Sissoko, Goofy, Marv, Anita, Eliott are all looking like good signings too with admittedly a bit to prove as they haven’t played too many games.

    Worst signing £ for £ since we got back in the PL? Obertan? But he only cost £3M and is still 22 years old. He may still come good and we’d probably sell him for a similar amount.

  • 80 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Fair enough. Can’t say I agree with you there but different strokes for different folks.

    It doesn’t mean much to just come in with £200M every summer and sign the best players in the world on huge wages. It doesn’t say that you have a fantastic club or it’s incredibly well run. It just says that you have money.

  • 81 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    These markets are just publicity for the bookies, try having 2k on at 1/2 and see where it gets you.
    They don’t wanna know, 1/2 isn’t even that sort, it’s when they close the market, that’s when it’s generally a done deal

  • 82 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    SeanNufc87

    Unless mate QPR pay some of his wages, we know he is on more than we can offer him. So we take him on loan, keeps Remy happy and QPR. Then end of season we hand him back unless QPR don’t come up of course. Who know’s??

  • 83 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    colwell

    Sounds like you agree with Big Pappa Cissé…

    Why can’t we just be proud of the club that we’ve got, the achievements that we’ve had and the good that the club does for the community? We might never win those trophies in their current form, so you’re never going to be happy…

  • 84 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Tads

    Yeah it says you have money and trophies. Which at the end of the day is what we are playing for, well some teams are.

  • 85 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Evening ruddy

    It was designed as a preemptive to the responses I had expected to get based on previous discussions iv had.

    By all means ill happily discuss it further with you or others.

    And the use of literally was meant as a way to differentiate between the people who… literally think we will go down or the people who use it as a means to over exaggerate.

  • 86 plana // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Man city’s owners looked into buying NUFC, but Ashley wanted too much wonga. So we are stuck with him and his Cockney firm.

  • 87 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    That was my contribution for this evening, as short as it was as I simply cannot be bothered with people who think we should be happy with the club.

    Sometimes I weep for humanity, not because of the intolerable suffering, but for the intolerable stupidity which is causing me to suffer.

    Patronising maybe, but I really don’t care at this stage, NUFC have broken me irreparably until the fat one, the mouthy one and the pathetic one have shipped out of here.

    Dark times and cynicism ahead from me people. Have a great evening.

  • 88 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Yeah you’re right about the London clubs, I’m definitely not arguing with you there. There’s a certain kudos to owning a London football club and doing business out of London. But I don’t think it’s quite the same in Manchester, at least not to the same degree for sure.

  • 89 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    TDS
    Yeah but we’ve also been linked with Austin hooper Rhodes RVW and been seen scouting the games so how can you dismiss them as not good enough

  • 90 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    @ Sarf

    I just think NUFC fans are the best in the world and that is not simply because I am a fan myself but this place lives and breaths football. Just look at the amount of fans we took to a pre-season friendly against Blackpool at the weekend.

    Yet we have a penny pinching owner that would rather go into a season with a weak strike force than cough up £2 million more and get the player in. Give me the Oil tycoon any day of the week ;) .

  • 91 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    TADS

    The current regime does make it hard to be proud of our great team. Thats not to say i’m not but they are making us some what of a laughing stock. I was proud as anything when Sir Bobby was here, those were great times.

  • 92 Jamesthefirst // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I for one I’m glad we have pulled out of the Gomis deal.

    1) He is not worth the money.

    2) First time he fails to convert in a big game our journalists will label him “Go Miss” and opposing fans will constantly repeat it.

    3) He never wanted to come here. He only wants to play for Marseilles and is annoyed Lyon won’t let him go there.

    Our current squad is good enough for a Top 7 finish under the RIGHT MANAGER. I personally think our back four is as good as any in the league (including the goalie). Colo and Mbwia is the best centre back pairing we have had in YEARS.

    We need more firepower yes, hence why Ashley big £15million up front for PEA. If PEA had agreed to come no one on here would be complaining about not spending any money.

    Take the shackles off Ben Arfa and Cabaye and we would give anyone a game.

    I think the biggest issue at the club is that the players Pardew wants and the players Carr wants are never the same list.

  • 93 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Sean

    Very measured response, good evening to you, I’m on my way off but thought I’d do you the courtesy of replying.

    Needless to say, there is nothing to shout about at our club, other than being in the PL, which I now have come to take as a given, we should always be a PL club. Other than that, what is there to be happy about? Don’t answer, as any other answer other than “nothing” will both offend and dismay.

    You may debate with others, but I’m a closed shop on this market.

    Have a good evening though debating with others.

  • 94 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Whens this idiot going to peddle his bull then? He given a time?

  • 95 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Ruddy

    Enjoy your evening fella. I see we got praised for the civility of our debate yesterday…

    For the record, I think we should generally be happy and proud that we support a top PL club with a proud history and a fantastic fan base. I’d like to see the fans targets their energies to improve specific things about the club rather than an overall attack which never works. Glad that we’re improving the fitness and the communication finally.

    There’s no guarantee anything will get any better if we had a new owner, so let’s hope…
    – MA authorises £10-15M net spend this Summer
    – JFK keeps his mouth shut, doesn’t chase away any of our top players and gets a couple that we need over the line
    – Pardew learns from his mistakes and allows our creative players to express themselves
    – and we finish top 8 at least…

    I think we should be happy with that next season. A tilt at a European place or cup would be nice too… :-)

  • 96 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Was watching clips of Laurent Robert earlier, god I miss him what a player he was. Great cross and shot on him, lazy fcuker mind but that wasn’t his game. Solano on the right was one of the best passers I have seen at the Toon.

  • 97 Grindilow // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    This blog really does post some tosh. The article never has any relevance to the headline. As for the constant ‘smokescreen, ashley out’ comments, I don’t know where to start…

    Are you seriously suggesting we pay £9 million for an unproven PL striker in the last year of his contract? (Gomis) Instead of just discounting Ashley, why not look at the ‘facts’. The bloke is a shrewd and successful businessman, i’m not a fan personally but dear me, back off. I suppose some of you think we should just pay 20 million to get Gomis!

  • 98 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Ruddy

    The fans, the stadium, the atmosphere and the sunshi… oh. .. either way ashley hasnt provided any of them.

    Not much happy I admit.

  • 99 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    We should never get relegated but then neither should Sheffield Wednesday and neither should Leeds. Spurs and Everton have been in relegation trouble too and Villa should be a top 10 club every year.

  • 100 Jamesthefirst // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    The other problem with Pardew is that when he makes a substitution his first thought is will they be an asset DEFENDING a corner. It’s why the tall players always get on: Shola, Obertan etc. and the short ones very rarely do: Anita, Marv, Campbell.

  • 101 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    TADS

    Because we didn’t sign them…we could have got Hooper for £5M and Austin for around £3.5M…but we didn’t…so I’d say we deemed them not good enough.

  • 102 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Lads, i have read on a few sites that the Remy deal has broke down also, has anyone else seen this? I this is true it will really p1ss off the supporters.

  • 103 jazzyp // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Evening lads.
    Come home from work expecting some good news on Gomis and Remy-I should have known better !!
    I was prepared to give Percy a chance this season after the shambles of last.Clear mistakes were made by all parties especially Pardew.
    But after reading his latest tirade of bs regarding being happy with what we currently have in the C Forwards dept I feel enough is enough.
    1-the first half of last season demba banged in 13 goals which kept us out of the relegation zone.
    2 We have not replaced ba when he was sold in January.
    3 Pardew admitted that we needed to bring players in as we were short of quality outside the first 11 squad players.
    4 22-25 January 2013: Newcastle make four more new signings, all from France’s Ligue 1. These were French internationals Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko from Montpellier and Toulouse, respectively, as well as Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux and Massadio Haïdara from Nancy.
    And yet we are 3wk away from the new PL season without a single player coming in

  • 104 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    the owner we have got might not be who I like but if he were to sell us to an owner who added Newcastle to the list of Chelsea and city it would likely mean the final whistle has been blown with me and football instead I will go and watch all the fixtures of my local town.

    the real idiots of football are fifa uefa and the FA’s because they are the greediest of all
    forget the financial fair plair rule or the home grown rule if they really were so keen on preventing teams from over spending and buying success then why do they not yet introduce the rule 5/6

  • 105 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Jamesthefirst

    We might be able to get 7th with our current squad…but that would rely on one very simple gamble…Cisse being available for virtually every game and being on form for the whole season. We’re not going to get 7th place without one of our players hitting 15-20 goals.

  • 106 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    The comment from Cabaye said all it needed too about Pards.
    Something along the lines of we now get told to take 1/2 touches,pass and move. WTF was Pards telling them to do before that then?

  • 107 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    The season Kicks off on aug the 17th not very long to go
    cant believe we still have no signings actually i can believe it with newcastle
    we will lose out on gomis apparently he has said he will stay at lyon and leave for free when his contract expires as he is dissilusioned with the club asking for over 10 million and good on newcastle for not paying it
    according to a important senior official at newcastle we are going to wait till january to sign gomis ,and we are trying to get remy on loan as we have taken legal advice and there is no gurantees he will be cleared on his rape charge ,apparently qpr have agreed to loan if we pay 100 percent wages but it is outside our budget and we will not compromise,apparently redknapp is furious with newcastle and has offered remy to monaco in a cut price 6 million deal so it is looking like we will get neither and the bookies are trying to make some money by putting him odds on to sign for us and it couldnt be further from the truth ,according to what i hear and dont jump down my throat on this we are intrested in berbatov and fulham have offered 20 million and berbatov for cisse ,now this is from a great guy am hearing this he runs nufc,com ,attends all newcastle games and is good friends with bob moncur so please take this info as gospal as i do
    joe kinnear wants to sell cisse and take berba and use the 20 million to buy a striker and we have a shortlist of 5 strikers two of them we will not get remy and gomis the other 3 are apparently ,danny welbeck,shane long,and jermain defoe ,apparently tho defoe has rejected a move to us so we are going all out to sign shane long ,

  • 108 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Has anyone else heard Remy talks broke down?

  • 109 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Makes me laugh all these people who say they wouldn’t want to be a city or a chelsea.

    We have been starved of any success for a club of our size and what about when we tried to buy it with shearer a then world record at the time. Total Hypocrites.

  • 110 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    TDS
    We didn’t sign remy or PEA either
    We under bid and also had widely reported bids turned down for hooper and RVW

  • 111 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    @94 Pardew learn from his mistakes. That’s a good one the mans 52 years old he’s never won anything in his career. Yet fatso gives him an 8 year contract along with rehiring another nobody that relegated us. Fatso maybe a decent clothes salesman but football ain’t his forte.

  • 112 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Rotonda heights

    I agree with you but i would like the club to be somewhere in the middle. Not just to go out and spend 50 60 million quid on a player, i would like us to go out and spend 60 million on 5 or 6 players of good calibre AND improve our academy to one of the best in the country so we can do a Man utd. Bring a group of top class kids through at the same time who go onto to win everything with the club. The way City and Chelsea have done things is way to far and very unfair. But our club atm is run far to strict regarding transfers. I am sorry but under this current regime, we will be lucky to be in the EPL this time next year OR the year after.

  • 113 Toon-Barmy // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Found this on NUFC.COM, thought it was interesting:
    (Includes the games against Motherwell, Rio Ave & Pacos)
    In three pre-season games, United have now used the following 28 players, listed in order of minutes played. Papiss Cisse remains on zero minutes and training back on Tyneside while he remains in dispute with the club:

    Yanga-Mbiwa 267
    Elliot 225
    S.Taylor 213
    Sissoko 191
    Dummett 185
    Sa.Ameobi 173
    Gouffran 162
    Anita 159
    Tiote 135
    Obertan 119
    Santon 115
    Marveaux 107
    Vuckic 102
    Sh.Ameobi 101
    Cabaye 90, Gutierrez 90, Tavernier 90
    Debuchy 85
    Williamson 77
    Campbell 49
    Alnwick 45, Ben Arfa 45
    Coloccini 36
    Abeid 22
    Ferguson 16
    Amalfitano 7, Richardson 7, Streete 7

  • 114 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    we will not get remy
    harry redknapp cant stand mike ashley and wont even entertain even talking to us and we apparently offered to loan him and pay 50 percent wages ,what a joke

  • 115 Crow59 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Viv you need to stop pinching your gags off come dine with me lol funny though

  • 116 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Toon1978

    I have seen one site with that headline, but all it aludes to on remy is that qpr would prefer to sell rather than loan, which most of us knew already. Misleading headline. They love to wind us up :D

  • 117 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Rotonda

    It’s one thing buying one world class player, another thing entirely to buy a whole team of them with £200M each transfer window!

    No…I wouldn’t like it. It feels false to me.

  • 118 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I honestly believe Pardew just selects the team, tells the lads the formation and sends them out, scribbles some notes in his little book to make himself look slightly important then brings Shola on irrespective of what has happened. He is a total imbecile.

    Cabaye’s quote about one or two touches was a beaut. Beyond belief. So Jonas says they haven’t been doing any fitness and Cabaye says they have done no one or two touch football, wow, the coaching staff sound like they would ruin an under 8 side.

  • 119 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    TADS

    We didn’t underbid for PEA. From what I’ve seen, we actually bid more than Dortmund along with a Russian club, but the player made it clear that he wanted to go to Dortmund so off he went…

    The Remy situation is a bit complicated isn’t it? His high wages and his rape case make it more complicated than a standard transfer.

  • 120 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Anyone set up a NUFC Blog league on fantasy football? I’ve been using the official site for a few years now: http://fantasy.premierleague.com

    I’d be happy to set up a league and send out the code if people are up for it?

  • 121 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    rotunda
    people like us follow more than just club football we want the international team to do well.

    have you ever thought about no more world cups.

    these big teams are demanding a separate league which will mean they control weather or not their players play for the international team England are getting more worst every year.

  • 122 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I can see all toon fans glued to ssn transfer deadline day. waiting for our FIRST and LAST deal if. if were lucky. pardew better have a high class name up his sleeve that he pulls out last min. cos im not looking forward to this season. we will get hammered by Man C. im predicting at least 4-0

  • 123 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Markaccus

    Thanks for the reply mate. Thought no one was seeing my posts lol. Yeah i seen it in the “coming home Newcastle” website.

  • 124 Consett.Mag // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    I can’t see Remy lowering his wage demands, even if we did make a deal with QPR. The club will probably end up signing someone rubbish, just to keep the fans happy and say ‘we couldn’t get him over the line’.

  • 125 toon kk // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    MA didn’t know what he was getting into when he bought the club, it’s cost him more than he ever imagined and he thought the money would be rolling in every year through selling players that has come through the ranks for millions, but football doesn’t work like that all the time. Now he wants his money back and the only way forward in his eyes is to gamble by holding back his transfer funds.

  • 126 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Somebody mentioned the ambition shown in bidding 15M for PEA, reminds me a bit of the laughable last minutes bids for Insomnia and Ruiz, it would be unthinkable for a proven liar to appease the fans with bids that will be known to be turned down.
    On Gomis,
    We may well save a Million pounds but if it costs us five places after he doesn’t turn up till 31st of August and takes a bit of time to settle in, then it really is a false economy.

  • 127 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    can see ferandinho having a field day against our defence

  • 128 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Actually, I’m offski…so in case there isn’t already a NUFC Blog league, I’ve set one up.

    The code is 3178-173427 and the site is http://fantasy.premierleague.com if anyone wants to show off their football knowledge…

  • 129 onepeterb // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    According to Mercator 365. We have offered go is €430k per month which he has accepted. Lyon have yet to decide if they are going to accept our offer go €10m

  • 130 plana // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Imagine having to ask QPR to loan us a player and pay half the wages. It makes you cringe. Two Bob patter from Barrow boy Ashley. Where’s all cash they had to buy PEA with or was that hinging on Cabaye moving?

  • 131 lukes26 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    so, it seems odd to me that kinnear has been designing shoes for Nike all this time.

    truly a renaissance man if there ever was one

  • 132 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    French Media reporting nufc have already agreed terms with Bafétimbi Gomis (90K a week) fee is literally only stumbling block. put ur had in your pocket ash u tight arse

  • 133 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Toon kk,
    I’m not sure if the rise of SD is coincidental with his ownership over the last six years but if not then he has had his moneys worth and some.

  • 134 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Watch this video of Marveax lads. I can understand why Parwho doesn’t play him more…..cvery underrated and under used. Does Pards struggle with the more technical players??

  • 135 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Post 105
    Maybe before it was pass, then stand there, don’t get the ball back from the original passer.

  • 136 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Heres the link sorry hahaha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH4RFVfdEEU

  • 137 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    of course I am not saying that I don’t want any money to be spent I would just want it to be where it was split in half.
    that is why I would be glad to see the 5/6 rule.

  • 138 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    We are in deep shit against Man City that’s for sure, would accept 3 nil now. Mind you this time last year we had just been spanked 5 nil off Cardiff, its hardly anything new, our pathetic attempt at flowing football.

    I am amazed the balloon is still in a job. Good that he is starting to embrace one and two touch football though.

    Oh My God…………………..

  • 139 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Found this on the Facebook:

    John Anderson: “The deal will go through for Gomis, it’s just gonna drag out longer than we want!” (bbc radio) -TJ

  • 140 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    90 grand a week????
    If that’s the case the striker should have been Remy

  • 141 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    what happened to the will hughes of derby rumours. would love him up here

  • 142 leavemyarselona // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Toondarnsarf ,,, join ours if you want 20quid a man there’s about 13 in already

  • 143 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    You don’t finish fifth not playing 1 and 2 touch stuff. I know last season was terrible. But that 5th place finish has kept the man his job

  • 144 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    90K a week haha

  • 145 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Could I join?
    If so how do I do it?

  • 146 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    TDS
    That was our second bid for PEA which by then had forced Dortmund to make there move and I was referring to the balls up of trying to get remy in jan
    Just because a target hasn’t signed for us doesn’t mean they weren’t good enough, that’s a shocking view
    Remember we turned our noses up at bale
    Villa turned down falcao
    Arsenal turned down ronaldo

  • 147 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    leavemyarselona

    £20 a man? I think I’d have to scout out the opposition first…

  • 148 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    If gomis has been offered that then it raise major questions over why the fcuk we couldn’t offer demba a sensible contract or get remy in the first fcuking place !!!

  • 149 JTOONJ // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    John Anderson: “The deal will go through for Gomis, it’s just gonna drag out longer than we want!” (bbc radio)
    don’t know if anyone else heard… basically we’re playing hard ball as he’s in the last year of contract!

  • 150 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    scout

    Go to the link I posted, create your team and then join the league with the code I posted too.

  • 151 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Did anyone here really confront Pardew before saying his tactics suck?

  • 152 leavemyarselona // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Scout me you talking to

  • 153 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    JTOONJ, so you are TJ.

  • 154 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Toon1978 Marv is a brilliant footballer, he was class at the emirates as well, he is the bee knees, however clearly doesn’t fit into Pardew’s stupid defensive mindset, Jonas and Sammy over him is the definition of stubborn stupidity.

  • 155 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    TADS

    I’m saying that we have judged these players as not good enough…as far as we know Hooper is a late developer and turns out to be the next Ian Wright…and then a lot of clubs will have missed out on him, not just us.

    I’d be bothered if we had the option to sign him for £5M and then late on in the transfer window he moved to Arsenal…but there’s no evidence to show that these are top players. Has anyone on here scouted any of them by watching them in several matches and seeing them train? Or have they just looked at the stats on Wikipedia and maybe seen a highlight reel…

    As for Remy in Jan…I thought the consensus was “greedy git”?

  • 156 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Ok. I really am gone now…need food…

  • 157 tomellifred360 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    ToonDarnSarf
    Joined the Nufc Blog league.

  • 158 JTOONJ // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    I’m not anyone’s alter ego, i’ve been here longer than you infact a few years. But due to the summer holidays I normally try and avoid it because the trolls come out in full force.

  • 159 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    check the toastie

    Beats me how Jonas makes the first 11 when we have Marveaux at the club. Really want to give Pardew a bloody slap. I said Marveaux wasnt a winger but i have thought again, i think we could use him down the left. HBA down the right. Why we don’t use Marveaux more beats me i only hope we see more of him next season and Pards wakes up and smells the coffee.

  • 160 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    here is a comment from gomis today. “I will very soon be in Lyon to sort out my future. Lyon does not want to keep me but I will find a new home like I did when I left St Etienne.”

  • 161 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    TDS

    To be fair too Remy, me,you, plus every other person on the blog if offered double to do the same job else where would do it in a heart beat. He is not greedy he is making the most of his skills.

  • 162 breno95 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Would anyone on here really be happy to shell out 12m euros on a player who has 1 year left on a contract. Thats what Lyon are asking and i am pleased to see that we have ceased discussions with them.
    As for the comments being made that MA claims to be skint where did that come from? Since 2007 I cant recall any media interview ever being given by MA on any topic let alone NUFC.
    Saying he wont spend money is wide of the mark also and the club does not go after quality. Look at the players signed up under MA and think again.
    As for spending money, NUFC Ltd is an entity in its own right just as MA is individual. The bottom line is although he owns the Company he is spending within the clubs limitations. As a poster said earlier the gate receipts/merchandise generate 30 – 35m a year only and the club has a turnover of 85m approx per annum does not put us up there to spend millions on fees and wages unlike the likes of City or Chelsea who are bankrolled by owners in a different league to ours or Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool who have global revenue streams we can only dream of.
    Fact is we DO have a stronger squad than this time last year.
    Fact transfers are difficult to complete unless the buying club simply throws money around as if its going out of fashion.
    Fact to the doom mongerers is the club will add to the squad.
    Fact is Pardew knows displays and results have to improve so before we have even kicked a ball in the new PL season lets just wait until end of August to see where we are at and then start the moaning and slagging.

  • 163 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Post 150
    Yes mate

  • 164 Andymax // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Cabaye off?

    Mohamed Diamé for Newcastle?

    According to our sources (North east area), Newcastle United football club will make enquires on West Ham united midfielder Mohamed Diamé. Our source state no contact has been at this moment but that will change in near future, many other English clubs have already made enquires for his services. West Ham still hope the player will stay and carry on his fine form.

    This information is via trusted source. 10 minutes ago

  • 165 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    I am reserved to no one coming in now like. Here is my strongest team and Bench currently :

    ——————————-Krul——————————

    –Debuchy——–M’biwa——–Collocini——–Santon–

    —————-Sissoko———————-Tiote————–

    ——HBA——————Cabaye————Marveaux—-

    ——————————–Cisse—————————–

    Subs: Elliot,Taylor,Haidara,Anita,Gutierrez,Vuckic, Gouffran

  • 166 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    LATEST TRANSFER RUMOUR. DIAME OF WESTHAM

  • 167 yo-yo // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Another good day for you Check ?

  • 168 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Breno95

    I’d disagree with your point saying we have a stronger squad than last year.

    We had Ba and Cisse who between them could guarantee at least 30 goals, now we have Cisse. Losing at least 10/15 goals makes the squad alot weaker than just having more midfield players.

  • 169 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    ANDYMAX. THE TRUSTED SOURCE IS INDYKILLA. ITK. NEVER RIGHT.

  • 170 leavemyarselona // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Toon darn sarf !!! About 8 people have kept there teams locked n others is just based on the 75 million budget everyone got the weekneses on it no one genius all down to alot of luck really isn’t it . Picking the right ones . 1st place gets 60% second place 30 and 3rd 10 ..

  • 171 mobafemi // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    I think we need a pacey kind of striker like remy more than a deep lying type like gomis. I would prefer a permanent deal for remy because it is pretty likely qpr will go up next year and even if remy wants to stay at that time, qpr can name a price and we’d have to pay and it would be a lot more than the current 6mil release clause.Sign him up and risk the outcome of his trial.

  • 172 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Diame?

    Hmm not sure about this one! Fat Sam fought and fought for him to stay but then again west ham need funds after the cash they spent on the Carroll.

  • 173 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Breno,
    Of what consequence is it to you whether he has one year left or had just signed a new six year deal, if we don’t bring somebody in we will be left with a strike force that scored six goals in the last ten games of the season, leaving it until January could effectively see us relegated.

  • 174 HelloBelloNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    http://newcastle.do.am/news/egyre_rosszabbak_a_kilatasaink/2013-07-29-21

    The Hungarian Toons go hard! :D What an article Oh My God!!! :D The best writing I ever readed! :D

  • 175 scout // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Diame is mustard, get him in Pards lad

  • 176 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    yo yo – im fine thanks, in good form, yourself? you disagree with my post?

  • 177 Toon1978 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    _____________Krul______________

    Debuchy___Mbiwa__Collo___Santon

    HBA_____Cabaye___Sissoko__Marv

    __________Cisse____Remy_______

    Not a bad team tbf. And that with only one signing. I would still prefer Marveaux in an attacking midfield role but i think he can do a job out wide, i didnt think so at first but he can do it.

  • 178 low fell mag // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    If we do get Remy or Gomis or both God forgive, what will we have to moan about then.
    Its to hot and sticky and no doubt it will be down to Mr Ashley.

  • 179 yo-yo // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Naw you just seem a bit down from your recent posts.
    SNAFU for the Toon mind.

    I’d have put a positive spin on the comments by Guti and Cabaye that AP has learnt from his mistakes and is improving fitness and stamina and really trying to get the guys to pass and move.
    As you’ll know I was highly critical of the ‘pass and stand still’ style of play we had last season and the awful lapses in the last 20 minutes in many games which I reckoned was poor conditioning. Half way to solving problems is admitting you’ve got them. If we’re not going to sign anybody might as well hope the lads improve on the pitch

  • 180 Thump // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    We were last time as well…

  • 181 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Low fell mug,
    I’m sure you’d find something you haven’t failed yet !

  • 182 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Its quite funny on here everything is so divided.

    You have the so called neggers. Who like the dads on a Saturday watching their son play football even if he scored 5 would still have something to moan about.

    Then you have the OVER positive posters. Who no doubt are from the mold its not the winning that counts its the taking part.

    Either way both have valid points, but theres no point in telling whoever to stop moaning/cheering its a blog, its the WHOLE point!

  • 183 count // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Unbelievable Tekkers – Thank you.

  • 184 Yorkgeordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    T.A.D.S.
    I think that Ashley treats Newcastle supporters with the same disrespect that he shows his shop workers

  • 185 breno95 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    @Colwell
    30 goals between them? They could not even play together as a front pairing and upto Ba leaving Cisse was played left side and scored how many?

    @JFA
    no consequence to me on personal level but point is that 12m euros for an average striker with 1 year of a contract left is too much no matter who you are. Also IF is a very big word. Just because the club have not secured the extra striker to date does not mean they wont.
    I know from your posts you very much dislike MA but as i said lets see where we are at end of August and then judge.

  • 186 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    After hearing #Monaco are signing everybody Peter Odemwingie has made the journey to the club to sit outside the training ground. #Hopeful

  • 187 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Breno 95

    The point being Ba or Cisse scored take either out we lose the goals. Its alot to lose out on.

  • 188 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Breno,
    If I could afford it I would have him assassinated but on strictly business reasons as I don’t know him personally.

  • 189 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Breno,
    Back to football, although we are now in a different league so to speak than Man U they were prepared to pay the going rate for the striker they thought might win them the league we are not in a position to play poker with the strike force we have in place.

  • 190 jazzyp // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Tonynufc@139
    derby were quoting 10 mill for there young starlet.
    a lot of money considering carlos tevez went for the same price to juve
    Another concern for me is that we seem to be concentrating all of our efforts on one player at a time until something inevitably happens and we lose out on him. What’s happening with the CH we need or the wingers? We could sign the best striker in the world but if we can’t get the ball to him or defend a lead what’s the point?.

  • 191 Sazzer // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Diame has a buy-out clause around 4 m £ if I remember correctly. That’s not that bad. It would allow us to play a 442-diamond formation with offensive FBs and Cabaye or Arfa in a freerole.

    Sissoko Tiote Diame
    Cabaye
    Benny Cisse

  • 192 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    yo yo

    It’s good pardew has admitted some failings but tragic it’s taken him to age 52 to contemplate ”pass and move” football
    and to spot the team was unfit !!! .

  • 193 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    JToonJ ……..!?

  • 194 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    alans plan for the first game of the season should be ask cisse to try mimicking as though he has got an injury and will miss the next game and use shola for that game or an even better thing could be to make it appear that cisse will be missing for the city game itself and if cashley or joker still don’t have the sense to bring even 1 forward in well I don’t know what will.

  • 195 Consett.Mag // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I don’t necessarily agree with those who say we have a stronger squad than last season. Defencively Debuchy has looked no better than Simpson and Goufran is a downgrade on Ba. By watching Sissoko so far and by reading the comments of Toulouse fans, Sissoko can be good but is very inconsistent, and its yet to be seen whether he can step up to the class of the premier league. Haidara is too young to have a major impact imo. The only improvement to the squad is Mbiwa and even that is marginal. When you bear in my mind every other team has strengthened while we have lost versatile players like Perch, we are far weaker than last season.

  • 196 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Don’t know if this has already been put up but Tony Fernandez has come out and said that 4 QPR players will go out on loan this week as they are not willing to sell their best players and want to keep them long term IF they gain promotion next season

  • 197 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    JB

    I mentioned that earlier, not exactly what we want is it.

  • 198 JTOONJ // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Yes.

  • 199 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    colwell

    No mate it’s not, why the hell do we seem incapable of signing a striker of worth???

    We are nothing more than a half arsed club being run by market trader’s and used car salesmen

  • 200 popscott // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    As Ashley hates us as much as we hate him what could he do next to jack us off, what’s that song again “don’t sell kebab”, wouldn’t put it past him!

  • 201 MacToon // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    The next FansUTD meet is this WEDNESDAY (31st July 2013) The Labour Club 11 Leazes Park Rd from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. It will be an open meeting but there will be no open floor – only questions/ statements submitted in advance.

    No idea if the club will be represented and if they are ready to answer any of the questions raised and put to them at the last meeting.

    Jail, if you make it, a guy called Steve Hastie will probably chair the meeting, I’ll leave a message with him so just ask him who’s from this blog and he’ll point me out if you fancy a beer…..
    Thump, you still in southern waters mate? hope you’re doing ok :-)

  • 202 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    join the league

  • 203 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Was this diame thing from that f***ing twatter itk indy bloke? That was his world exclusive? Picking a name out of a hat? Hes a midfielder! We need rid ov another before even thinking of getting a new one!

  • 204 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    joind*

  • 205 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    GOMIS LEFT OUT OF LYON CHAMP LEAGUE GAME 2MORO. COULD IT REALLY HAPPEN.

  • 206 SuperShearer // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Gomis not Champions League squad tonight. Clearly they still want to flog him.

  • 207 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    tonynufc

    Gomis had a bust up with the Lyon President a few days ago after failing to turn up for a meeting and has now been told to train with the reserve’s, so I wouldn’t read too much into it myself

  • 208 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Just three friendly matches to go and no signings. Its looking grim!

  • 209 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    JB

    If we sign Remy out right thats awesome but too just babysit for a season is stupid. To be fair if thats all the choice we have I’d take it and I reckon this will be the case.

  • 210 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Mac,
    It would be interesting to attend, I haven’t got a check in time yet but might be going to Aberdeen tomorrow, not sure as yet.

  • 211 jazzyp // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Jackbutler
    it makes you wonder what the hell our scouting staff think of this mess we find ourselves in again.
    Carr has been scouting the globe for a striker since the departure of BA nearly 8 month ago, And to what end !!.
    we find that with 3wk left we are resorting to loaning in CF and enquiring about washed up mackems

  • 212 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Gomis will be at newcastle on thursday

  • 213 low fell mag // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    JFA ,PLEASE leave me a lone,as you try to work me every time.
    The name is low fell mag not mug.

    We have our differences ,im pro Ashley your,anti Ashley.
    But it has got to the point every time I post a blog on the site ,you jump straight in calling me a mug, Why?
    Is it the reason I support Ashley or is it a personal thing .
    If it is the latter ,we can meet up ,you call me a mug to my face and I will smack you.
    Your choice, so please stop calling me a mug

  • 214 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    colwell

    Don’t think that QPR will want to sell him outright and to be honest I wouldn’t buy him at this point as he still has the rape case pending.

    Ideally we will take him on loan with a agreement to buy either in January or at the end of the season depending on the outcome of the rape case

  • 215 yo-yo // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Rotonda

    Baby steps :)

  • 216 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    dnt try to shoot me…. heard it from a frnd 90% relible

  • 217 breno95 // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    JFA
    bit of an extreme re the assasination comment. Lets remember its only football.
    However, back to football and you have nailed it. We are a million miles away from Utd’s status on attracting and paying vast sums for key players and to make comparisons is a non starter for me buts thats me.
    I do believe at least 2 senior players will be signed and displays will be bettered than last season.
    Dont want to upset folk but some on here are somewhat deluded as to the true capabilities and size of NUFC. Big support does not automatically mean big club. The only way NUFC will, overnight, become a PL force is if we have an owner/s who will throw money around like confetti but that aint gona happen any time quick. Nice if it did but for now its the more slow n steady approach.

  • 218 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    which team would you rather support at the minute
    1 a team that is desperately in need of a forward but keeps seeming to fail

    2. a team that keeps getting their players lost to big teams such as Madrid

    3. a team that having just sold one striker now has also got a problem with their only other one who is now desperate to leave.

  • 219 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    FUNNY FEELING BUT THINK GOMIS COULD B ON A FLIGHT TO LONDON 2MORO ONLY TO B TAPPED UP BY AVB

  • 220 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Sazzer the problem with the team you picked, including Diame in a midfield 3 is non of the three can pass the ball. Bit of a liability that if you fancy playing pass and move.

    With our new Pass and Move, ticca tacca style, Parsnip must select this team.

    ………………………..Krul………………….
    Debuchy….Mbiwa….Collo…..Santon…
    …………….Cabaye…….Anita……………..
    …….Marv…………Ben10………Goofy….
    ……………………….Cisse………………..

    Now that is a pass and move team, we would concede a boat load from dead balls mind, team of midget 5 a side players, unfortunately in the prem you do need a bit of beef, Sissoko should be made into the teams new enforcer, breaking up play in front of the back four and surging forward and setting away our counter attacks. My ideal team below.

    …………………………..Krul…………………………..
    …….Debuchy…Mbiwa…Collo….Santon………
    …………………Anita……The new Viera…………
    ………Marv…………Cabaye……….Ben Arfa……
    ………………………….Cisse………………………….

    We have a great team if its picked however Tiote and Jonas are going to have to be injured if its to happen.

  • 221 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    jazzyp

    Carr is simply being wasted at our club as we have an owner who is reluctant to spend when we need it and when he does actually loosen the purse strings the players are handed over to a manager who tactics are straight out of the 70′s

  • 222 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    JAMSHA, where did you hear all these?

  • 223 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    LATEST RUMOUR. nelson oliveira

  • 224 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Listening to the radio on the way back home ….Clubs like Swansea have signed no less than 8 players if I am right…we are still on 0.

    I am depressed…

    Why do we even support this cub with those coons at the club….

  • 225 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Gomis not in the Lyon squad to fave Grasshoppers in CL tomorrow. Could just be because of his behavior (going AWOL) or could mean something is in the pipeline with us or maybe some other club.

  • 226 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    one of my mate told me.. his workn in france

  • 227 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/gomis-sent-to-train-with-reserves-as-french-reports-say-newcastle-have-pulled-out-of-deal/

  • 228 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Jb

    In an ideal world that would be the case, loan him, wait on outcome then decide. Maybe even sign him fully in Jan.

    Gomis left out of squad means nothing. Everyone know’s he is leaving they don’t want to cup tie him, just in case.

  • 229 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Indy Kalia knows nothing, he’s just another weirdo.
    Only he’s a bigger weirdo than the rest of them lol

    I’d love to round them all up in a room and murder them

  • 230 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2378959/Bafetimbi-Gomis-fails-meet-Lyon-showdown-talks-Newcastle-continue-target-12m-rated-striker.html

  • 231 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    tonynufc

    He signed for Rennes 2 days ago

  • 232 MacToon // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    No worries Jail, I’m pencilled in to attend anyway lol

    It is an open meeting on Wednesday so all are welcome to attend.

  • 233 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Might be clutching at straws here but I honestly think we’ll have our first signing by Saturday…If not then I think i’ll have a little cry haha

  • 234 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    gorgonzola

    Swansea have the right owner/chairman, manager and are showing ambition while maintaining a good business model…………………….we have Ashley and Kinnear

  • 235 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    JAMSHA, I won’t believe in what you said, so as the others… unless we really see him in black and white.

  • 236 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Fcuk if only Cwarr07 was right so far we have signed Bony,Gomis and Remy club have yet to announce it.

  • 237 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    bit much belfast

  • 238 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    I wouldn’t murder anybody Sean. I’m a man of god

  • 239 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    i know JB…

    summed it up very well…I mean swansea for crying out loud…the depths we have sunk to. So sad….to say I watched this club plac CL and have players like Ginola, Robert, Shearer, Ferdinand, Solano, Speed…..:-/

  • 240 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Swansea are doing what we should of done last summer

  • 241 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    The club is ran by a megalomaniac who thinks he’s Howard Hughes, the daft twat. He doesn’t do interviews, creeps around in his helicopter. Owns NUFC, as a tax break for his other companies. Since he took over the club he’s never been so well off with liquid cash as opposed to asset rich.

  • 242 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Swansea are doing what we should have done for over 50 years and won a trophy.

  • 243 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Low fell,
    You have called me much worse when I have never been addressing you , you come on here calling people for moaning when all you seem to do is moan about others, as for the mug thing, if you can’t take it don’t dish it out.

  • 244 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Clubs like Swansea, Norwich, West Ham are all spending decent money while all have around a third of our revenue………….Something just isn’t adding up here

  • 245 tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    colwell. I thought he was just on loan to rennes

  • 246 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I have to say I never really appreciated Gary Speed at the toon until he had left, A superb player and a great ambassador for the club.

    An absolute crying shame he is no longer with us. A shocker that one.

    Robert wouldn’t have got 2 minutes for Pardew as he made Ginola look like a hard working winger. The boy had his moments though, in his first season he was dynamite.

    I believe Marveaux could whip some Robert type crosses in if given the chance on the left. To think Pardew favoured Fergy over him is outrageous.

  • 247 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Tonynufc

    He is mate, only just happened so he won’t be signing for us.

  • 248 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Here is a thought…

    Cabaye gets injured….we dont have a CM/CAM…. Cisse gets injured we could have Ameobi for rest of season or Remy IF we even sign him.

    We dont have any wingers which used to be a great feature of our play long gone.

    I just dont seem to understand. January where knee jerk purchases otherwise we would go down. To me a minimum of 3 solid players should be in this window and I mean minimum… 5 to be a good window….

    we have 0.

  • 249 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Just had a quick look on twatter and theres a french article claiming we are 1m short of what lyon want for gomis.. Also we have offered 430 000 euro a month for wages.. can’t see it myself but heyho

  • 250 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    I think jfk is playing the transfer game to absolute perfection. He’s waiting till deadline day to sign players because he knows the longer pards has with them on the training ground the more likely their footy knowledge will be drained from them. This way we will get 2-3 good games tops out of the new boys.

    Look at sissoko – hit the ground running and then after a couple of games pards frontal lobe lobotomised him.

  • 251 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Its a hard one but for me Robert is the best winger I’ve seen at the Toon. The way he ran,struck a ball was immense.

  • 252 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    jb

    they are spending the T.V money, which we wont do as we only pay cash and dont have that money yet.

    also ashleys as tight as a midgies ham wallet

  • 253 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Check..

    AAAAwwwww common Robert was a game changer… when he was on fire he was unstoppable….not to worried about tracking back….he was a cracker loved nufc back then….

    wonder if I will see a NUFC in my lifetime like that again….
    Sad but a valid question.

    What about some slav players that are superb at the moment Zoran Tosic from CSKA great dribbler. Adem Ljajic great CF and CAM. Dusan Tadic too potential….

  • 254 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Toon Tang

    AHAHAAHA love you comment :D

  • 255 geordie157 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Gomis to West Ham is my prediction.

  • 256 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Sure once these financial fair play rules come in we’ll win the league. Just sit tight and enjoy the crap ride

  • 257 yo-yo // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    check

    Yeh – totally agree about Gary Speed.. a tragedy. Bet he’d have been a decent manager for us too

  • 258 moonraker // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    FFS how difficult can it be to get 1 player ” over the line” ?

    They try to be so freakin clever; (a cockney trait), and lose out for the sake of a million or so that you would get back through league position and marketing, to say nothing of prestige!!!

    Please, please, please, just sign someone before we all lose the freakin will to live listening to the classic cockney twang of that fish out of water called Pardew.

    Life used to be so interesting at transfer windows; now it’s like watching paint dry !

    Ashley FFS BUY SOMEONE PLEASE !!!

  • 259 jazzyp // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    JB@244
    Agree mate with the feeling that something is not adding up with how the club is carrying itself in this transfer window.
    Its alright saying that the lads what came in to the club in January will be better prepared for the upcoming season,And I agree ,but take cisse out for god forbid a long term injury and we are going to be in some serious trouble.How many goals would you honestly expect from Shola-Gouffy all season……..15 at a push.That is not going to be enough to stay in the PL next season !!

  • 260 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Gorganzola

    Solano with his inch perfect outside of the boot passes. Dyer and Bellamy running teams ragged and Sir Bobby on the side in his suit shouting tactics out. They were awesome times. I doubt we will see days like that for a very long time.

    I doubt even more we will ever have a manager of Sir Bobby’s caliber.

  • 261 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    gorgon hahaha it feels good to be back, not posted in months

  • 262 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    It’s a bit of a worry all these other teams being stronger this year like. We only got away with it last year because of other teams being awful.

  • 263 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Belfast

    Apparently our squad is stronger than it was last year mate so don’t worry.

  • 264 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    just spoke to gabby he aint saying a word he was buying tat from ikea

  • 265 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Toon Tang I read you my friend…same here I read the comments but dont post got jack to post about…

    :-/

    colwell

    Owww my man….man those where the days alright …I LOVED Bellamy and that FOOL sold him. Man he had pace to burn something we only dream now. Thats the sort of football we need. I cant believe the club fired SBR absolute disgrace.

    To me even Dyer was cool, when fit. we had pace we had passion we had that suspense. I dunno.

    Man I dream of those days every once in a while I watch Robert tribute on you tube and want to shed a damn tear. Seeing SBR in the shots….beating Arsenal away, beating Leeds away. Those games…wooaah…

  • 266 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Aye, even the teams coming up are surpassing us. If we struggled last season, this season is gunna be a worry unless pards and the backroom boys have implemented a miracle strategy known as operation save-ass.

  • 267 low fell mag // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    JFA , Think you have got the wrong bloke as I don’t moan.
    I am of a small percent on this site who supports Ashley.
    I also think everything will turn outright with Remy Gomis or Bent.
    Any 2 from those 3 will end up at St James before the window shuts and that will do for me .
    So you must have the wrong man as far as the moaning goes
    By the way thank you for calling me a mug.

  • 268 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    to me

    step 1

    sign 5 players within a week.

    step 2

    Dump Pardwho

    Even with Ash still there chances of a better finish this season have gone up tremendously.

  • 269 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    14 mill going in for michu

  • 270 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    gorgonzola,

    Step 1, get someone to buy out the whole club

    Ta da! done!

  • 271 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    John Tudor, true?

  • 272 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    @268
    what a good idea get rid of the cockney and forget cockney joker orr championship miser poyet bring in the Geordie himself mr steve bruce

  • 273 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Gorganzola

    I watched Roberts goals last night, Fcuk me what a player. Now we have Jonas that brings a tear too my eye.

    Even Jenas scoring screamers against UTD they were the days.

    Shepard said sacking SBR was his biggest regret didn’t he, it should have been illegal to do that. Now we have a guy who isn’t fit to stand in the same place as SBR once did., but we have fallen hard since then and its gutting to see.

  • 274 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    doubt it john. Not when ashley knows what he cost swans

  • 275 Belfast // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    If we where to sign two strikers and a winger, I’d probably be a lot more confident.

    But the squad at the minute is probably worse of than last season, pick up a few injuries and we’re in trouble.

    Plus you’ve still got Pardew and his dodgy tactics and dodgy team selections to contend with lol

  • 276 LGFUAD21 // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I support Ashley but ,y faith in him is wavering. I was optimistic at the beginning of the 5th place season. The new policy sounded great. I think he has a good plan but the wrong people in place.

    I run my own company and sometimes you get people that talk the talk but can never execute plans. Pards and JFK are those people to me.

    I wish ma would just sell up to someone with the same ideals but the ability to manage his investment properly.

    The article someone posted about Pards and JFK earlier is too true. W were promised nice attacking football. We have a good squad with technical ability. But we waste talent. Cabaye being the main one. Has the potential to be one of the best mids in the game but he is wasted sat deep in our mid and expected to hoof ridiculous balls to an isolated cisse.

  • 277 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    just was told from son he didnt give a source i doubt it tho if on about obertan yes he would give nothing away but he was with a minder buying loads from ikea im sure others saw him

  • 278 jazzyp // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Towards the end of the January transfer we made 4 signings in 4 days last season.
    I know its pathetic at the moment but all we can hope for is a similar scenario again.
    Just got to try and find the faith from somewhere boys. I know its hard but its all we can do.

  • 279 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    apparently lee ryder

  • 280 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    colwell….

    indeed…. spot on nail on the head… :-/

    that compilation of the lad…damn…he was a GEM…
    I dunno….where is a rich Arab to come and sweep us of our feet. I mean MONACO nowadays is a big club….damn…

  • 281 Sazzer // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    toastie
    Switch Tiote with Anita or Cabaye. Bring Benny down and in with Gouffran or (Remy) or Vuckic as striker. And you would get little less power and but perhaps more flair.

    Also with dynamic players around Tiote it will probably be easier for him to pick out a simple direct forward pass.

  • 282 colwell // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Fcuk i’m getting depressed now.

    I’m not sure how people can really be behind MA anymore? 1 good year the rest have been awful, he isn’t interested in us.

    Whilst other teams buy players and improve their teams we have some great looking books.

    A smaller squad, that behind the first 11 is p1ss poor. We always have injuries and always have done so when the inevitable happens and HBA,Cabaye,Cisse etc get injured we don’t have Prem standard players to replace them.

    ATM we can only hope for better things but his track record doesn’t make it look good.

  • 283 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    colwell

    +1

  • 284 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    +22

  • 285 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    +44

  • 286 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Under Ashley we spend to survive not to succeed and yet we are all hoping and wishing for a change is very, very unlikely to come

  • 287 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    primark numbers eh

  • 288 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Yea i will + that as well colwell. You wrote exactly what the majority of us are feeling there.

  • 289 lesh // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    tonynufc // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM – LATEST RUMOUR. nelson oliveira

    Basil Doliveira more likely!

  • 290 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    as i said to son
    if gabby is buying loads that doesn’t say he is staying but you know what money they are on it doesn’t mean diddly squat

  • 291 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Colwell
    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but I’m not Mike Ashleys biggest fan.

  • 292 Toon Tang // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Depends whether its flat pack i reckon john. I reckon our gabby would struggle with a simple bookshelf.

  • 293 John Tudor // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    he had a big minder with him
    i thought it was a new signing with him from a distance

  • 294 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Has ToonDanno been on? I do enjoy a good old fashioned lynching

  • 295 Jail for Ashley // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    WW…,
    He’s typing up the minutes of the Gomis negotiations so they can be on JfKs table in the cabin by 11 am.

  • 296 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Michu 14 million – the smell of desperation starts to engulf the blog. No chance.

  • 297 bills-son // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Jfa @ 291,

    Is that right?

    Glad you’ve clarified the situation :-)

  • 298 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    JfA
    Haha nar that would imply he actually has a link to the club, I think he’s just another kid after he moment in the sun

    Out interesting going on around here?

  • 299 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Isn’t Pardew’s strong point supposed 2 b his man management, sumthing like Martin O’Neill, O’Neill had it spot on at every club except Scumberland, all because he hadn’t his assistant with him, John Robertson who was at every other club alongside O’Neill, maybe it was Robertson that had all these teams going well and O’Neill just man managed them rite, its clear IMO that Pardew needs an assistant who knows about this club and about football, why doesn’t JFK and MA bring in Lee Clark as Pardews assistant and if they ever need a 2 sack Pardew we’d hav a man sitting ready 2 take the job, a man that knows wot the supporters feel about this club, sum1 who knows wot this club is all about

  • 300 WWYCD // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Fulham have had 2 bids rejected for Bent…what the fudge were they bidding? Villa are desperate to offload him

    Maybe it the the Jacko statue?

  • 301 SeanNufc87 // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    lads i know everything is a little depressing right now but it could be worse, you could be watching big brother like me.

    is there anything more soul destroying than realising that there are actually people like catherine tates character of a chavvy teen?

    i hate sharing a room with people with nee taste.

  • 302 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Patoon

    C’mon man, MON was simply found out for what he was – a mediocre manager.

    He spent a relative fortune at both Celtic and Villa, which simply masked his deficiencies. When he was told the money was done at Villa he spat the dummy and walked away. When the money dried up at the Scum he was once more found out for what he is, and was pushed.

    Any club with sense will stay away from him with a barge poll. The man is toxic.

  • 303 bills-son // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    If Gomis wants to come here he will – Lyon will come knocking on the door a day or two before the window ends if he hasn’t signed for anyone else.

  • 304 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    It’s cause he’s an arse low fell and has been for as long as I’ve been reading the blog.

    It’s worth noting I agree with both the positives and negatives with regards to the running of the club. However the execution of getting the points across in a debate are terrible at times and does not accept conflicting views for the sake of debate.

  • 305 bills-son // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Ruddy @ 302,

    A first,

    I agree with ypu.

  • 306 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Bills

    You and I aren’t at war man, we just differ with the vision of the club. That goes for everyone In disagree with, yes both parties may feel like we’re banging our heads on a brick wall because we cannot convince the other, but we’re all here because we love the club.

    Some of us are willing the club in the right direction with positive energy, while others are deflated with what we see as the demise of our club.

    But we’re all on the same bus, wanting the best for this club.

  • 307 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    *I

  • 308 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Ruddy

    I’m not saying we should go 4 O’Neill, i’m comparing him and Pardew and saying that O’Neill was found out when he hadn’t his right hand man with him, only saying that if we’re gonna hav 2 stick with Pardew then maybe we should bring in sumbody like Lee Clark 2 work as Pardews assistant

  • 309 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Patoon

    I would argue that if even he had his right hand man at Sunderland, he would have still failed, but I see your point.

    We do need to improve our coaching set up, but whether Lee Clarke is the right man for that is up for debate, plus he is carving a decent managerial career, don’t think he’d like to step down and become an assistant.

  • 310 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    By the way ruddy, if i bad mouthed O’Neill wer i’m from i could b hanged, i could throw a stone from my house 2 wer MON was brought up ha

  • 311 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Patoon

    It’s like bad mouthing Neil Lennon in Lurgan, you’d be lynched, despite the fact he’s a terrible manager haha

  • 312 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Ruddy

    I agree that we need 2 improve our coaching, we’ve started with fitness, that wil help a bit but we need a hell of a lot more, with our best 11 on the pitch we should b a match for nearly any team in the PL but just seem 2 b cluesless both in attack and at the back

  • 313 bills-son // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Ruddy,

    We are at war.

    And don’t you forget it :-)

  • 314 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Ruddy

    Sumthing similar alrite only wer we’re from is only a wee village and half the people in the village claim 2 b related 2 MON, u could get a good aul row going wile quick lol

  • 315 HullMag6 // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    But ruddy that was part of the original reason Carver was brought back.

  • 316 Galtierez // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Steve Harper saying a big announcement at NUFC tomorrow.

  • 317 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    HullMag6

    Wot was that lad

  • 318 geordie157 // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Wonder how it feels being a Watford fan at the moment, they’ve signed fourteen players!

    Glad the championship is back this weekend, finally some decent football to watch. Scouting Will Hughes and Rhodes on Sunday Derby vs Blackburn

  • 319 9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    To return to the oroginal topic (if nobody minds), i.e. incoming tarnsfers – zero so far: why does nobody remenber we did all this summer’s signings, bar one, last January, to stave off relegation? And the missing one still may be with us. Agreed, we need 2, not 1, strikers, but current ownership has a track record of pulling off signings predicted by nobody, so it seems premature to despair.

  • 320 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Galtierez

    Wer did u c that lad

  • 321 Galtierez // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Patoon -Steve posted it on Twitter genuine account. I hope its not his testimonial he is on about! No disrespect but thats not a big announcement, but I suppose will be for him. Guess we will have to wait and see.

  • 322 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    @TransferSources: Marco Reus: 50 goals & 36 assists in 118 league starts. Price—£30M.

    Gareth Bale: 43 goals & 31 assists in 136 league starts. Price—£86M.

    Shows the madness of the price of British players

  • 323 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Hull

    Carver was SBR’s right hand man, but in all fairness, if a mop and bucket was SBR’s right hand man it’d have done a decent job mainly because SBR didn’t really need a right hand man.

    When a top manager brings in an average coach, the coach’s weaknesses might not show up, but when a weak manager brings in a average coach, the whole house of cards will come tumbling down, which is what I think we’ve seen at our club.

    Patoon

    I couldn’t hack that lad, I’ve never liked MON, except for when he was at Celtic, I was a big Celt when I was a child, then I grew up watching decent football haha

    Bills

    How foolish of me ;)…..you pillock haha

  • 324 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Galtierez

    Would love sum good news, who knows maybe in the last week of the transfer window we’l go out and sign 3 or 4, we can only hope

  • 325 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    @MsiDouglas: Surely a critical week for #nufc striker chase. Meeting Bent’s ppl this week; set to talk to Remy’s too. More in Jnl tomorrow…

    @steveharper37: Great to make my @hullcityteam debut tonight. 45mins to get started & a good result too. Off back to toon for tomorrow’s big announcement.

    Harpers charity match???

    Oh and
    @Oddschanger: BREAKING: Fulham have had two bids for Darren Bent rejected and are now 6/4 to sign the #AVFC striker -> http://t.co/9nV7ZgZYEc #FFC

  • 326 Patoon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Ruddy

    If Newcastle wer on ESPN on sat evening i don’t think i’d hav turned the tv over from Tyrone v Meath, it was entertaining stuff, we are just so boring 2 watch, maybe Micky Harte or Jim McGuinness would do wel at SJP lol

  • 327 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    And my final bit of twitter trawling some confirmed names for tomorrow’s match
    @saintmirrenfc: Some more Newcastle United players confirmed for tomorrow’s match-up at #StMirren Park. http://t.co/gQhBQ6bsya

  • 328 cestriasteve // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Can we all agree whether we like it or not that Pardew has changed tack from a 4-4-2 formation ( we finished 5th) to a 4-3-3 he doesnt want FB to defend as much as we did but wants them to provide the width down the wings that Debuchy and Santon are suppose to provide. He wants 3 in attacking formation spherehead by cissse.

    Therefore I can see why he wants Remy but where does Gomis fit in? as back up for Cisse??

    I just dont get it, I, like some people would rather go back to 4-4-2 with defensive full backs and wingers but Pardew is not going to change.

    Its funny isnt it when you look at the stats our highest scoring FB was Ryan Taylor I wonder if there are any stats on the old FB set up versus the new FB set up, Assists , crosses, goals etc.

  • 329 cestriasteve // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    spearheaded

  • 330 Galtierez // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Patoon.

    Hope is all that’s left mate, they have taken everything else from us.

  • 331 jimmysmith // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Well yeah, it has become a game of brinkmanship now, certainly with Gomis, and to a lesser degree, Bent and Remy and perhaps others. If Ashley is on board at this stage you’d have to have think we might emerge with some good acquisitions. If not, I still think Joe will get at least one over the line as they have come out and stated as much. Nothing inspired though.

  • 332 wolfshead@toon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    i had to laugh at dawn thewlis calling cisse the muslim no 9 on look north :-)

  • 333 Fostino // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    remy or gomis…who would i rather??? remy edges it

  • 334 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Wolfshead

    We baught the lad from Germany, Cisse, Cisse!

    We baught the lad from Germany, Cisse, Cisse!
    hes dreamed of playimg for the Toon, and drining all Newcastle brew!
    papiss Cisse Newcastle’s Muslim Number 9!

    Don’t think it will catch on like
    What was dawn thinking!

  • 335 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Just saw on one of the NUFC pages on twitter that Gomis wasn’t happy with the wages we offered… We offered 3k less than he wanted? anyone know if this has any truth?

  • 336 wolfshead@toon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    tads

    hahaha shes a canny lass is dawn fit too ;-)

  • 337 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Patoon

    Mickey would whip them lads into shape, as a Tyrone man myself I have plenty of time for Mickey, our own county were like NUFC, plenty of potential yet starved of success, and Mickey took us to our first, second and third All Ireland titles, so he could hardly do any worse than Pards haha

  • 338 HullMag6 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Alan Shearer becomes new assistant manager?

    Ludicrous I know lol

  • 339 the velvet fiddler // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Jean-Michel Aulas @ JM_Aulas 42m
    @ PierreMenes Pierrot” s Newcastle who asked to slap a 3000 & effort on his weekly salary of 70000 &! When we do not know

    a new twist, 3k short, fee wasnt the prob

  • 340 Jackel001 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    There’s quite a few rumors kicking about on twitter that we asked lyon to pay 30k of his wages…. and like I posted before about Gomis wanting 3k more or something.

    This saga is becoming really boring now haha

  • 341 Mr Robson // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Hopefully if it is true and the 3k story goes public. Joke-innear will be so embarrassed they’ll just pay it. They’ll make up the difference in shirt sales. #morons

  • 342 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Jackel,

    We never even got round to agreeing a fee nevermind sitting down with the player.

    Highly unlikely ;)

  • 343 jimmysmith // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    How do Newcastle pay Gomis 70 k a week and keep more established and accomplished players happy on their apparently much lower wages. I don’t believe we’re offering him that sort of money, nor do I for one second think he or Remy for that matter are worth it, if HBA, Cabs, Cisse are not.

  • 344 MacToon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Big announcement at NUFC lol, it’s Harp’s testimonial, 11th Sept ;-)

  • 345 Fostino // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    both rumours untrue id say. simply fact, we couldnt agree fee with lyon so stubborn newcastle have walked away

    kind of embarrassing for pardew that he cant get a st in..a position he was crying out for

  • 346 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Mr Robson
    Speaking of shirt sales there was a stat on twitter that Barcelona have already made back neymar’s transfer fee on shirt sales world wide!!!

  • 347 Mr Robson // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    TADS – you would think Ashley was smart enough to know that being a billionnaire sports retailer.

  • 348 wolfshead@toon // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    tads

    yep real madrid do the same thing its called a calculated risk something ashley hasnt picked up on his entrepunerial ventures i think

  • 349 jimmysmith // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Clubs like Barca, Bayern, our top 4 etc are light years ahead of us organizationally now and streaking away. We’re not at the races and yet have so far managed to hold on to the one or two that could play at that level. I’m actually more amazed by that than our failure to sign at this stage.

  • 350 nico // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Sign Gomis

  • 351 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    More than likely 70k euros, which is around 60k, asking 3k more would have put him over the supposed cap.

    We were never offering those wages anyway. We wouldn’t even offer Simmo more than something like 25 k.

  • 352 geordie157 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    we scout france like crazy but aren’t in for Boudebouz, pure madness!!

  • 353 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Wolfshead/ Mr Robson

    You’d think if we signed, I dunno say Hernandez then he would be a marquee signing for us, merchandise would be through the roof and he’d be paid for!

  • 354 9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    jimmy@349
    Spot on.

    When you look at the finances of the top 20 European clubs (and it’s massively to our credit we manage to crawl in at no 20) we are light years away from competing with the top dogs. We are in the North East of England. End of story (multi-billionaire sheikh excepting – (no thanks))

  • 355 Toon73 // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    It’s quite obvious Remy and Gomis are both signed.

  • 356 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 29, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Toon73

    Is it?

  • 357 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    The only thing Ashley has signed is Kinnear’s holiday form.

  • 358 Toon73 // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    I’m happy for you throw pie in my face if not Ruddy…if you can find me :)

  • 359 Toonacious T // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    I don’t think any of our players are at a level to be playing for Bayern, Barca, Real or Dortmund. If they wanted them then they could get them easily enough. As for Hernandez, he could get a much better offer in terms of both wages and trophies. We want to drink champagne but Ashley only wants to spend beer money. Total joke now!

  • 360 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Toon73

    That’d just be a waste of good pie ;)

  • 361 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    It’s almost August and as predicted we haven’t signed any players!

    …I always wondered what’s a work day like for Joke and rest of the gang…not to mention a whole work week? What do you think they spend their time on (especially during transfer season)

    * They are not signing players apparently!!!

  • 362 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    * I have heard word feud should be very popular on Ipad ;) lol

  • 363 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    We have signed Kemen.

  • 364 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    While I’m not doubting that Kemen is a decent young player, I hardly think a 17 year old is going to help our Premier League campaign.

  • 365 p // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Kemen is the new alex song apparently

    I agree with some others on here. I think we are after 1-2 strikers – no out of the blue signings – they are likely from bent, remy and gomis and may well go to the wire as we play hard ball

    It is the normal mash strategy of putting an objective market price ahead of what value a potential signing might represent to the club. It’s a gamble and we will get who is left if anyone.

    It’s a shame, i would have liked to have seen sinclair or another winger signed

  • 366 Fostino // Jul 30, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    shame we didnt get aubemyang..he’s is class..oid have been very happy with him and ince

  • 367 lesh // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Surely Joe’s not put in another holiday form in for Ashley to sign off?

    Cheeky tw@, he’s here five minutes and he’s taking time off as though it was going out of fashion.

    Come to think of it, he hasn’t ut a full week in yet!

    Speaking of Cisse, if the reports about Gomis being offered €90k, then that’ll not go down too well with the rest of the players – particularly Pappis.

  • 368 MC Brown // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    What I am saying is that it might be a good idea to test Santon out on the left wing for the few games remaining in pre-season, going forward is his strongest point and from the one or two he has put in he’s arguably our best crosser of the ball.

  • 369 Fostino // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    mc brown

    agreed he’s a good attacker for us but his crossing aint great. i do agree he could do a job on the wing but is haidira good enough to start

  • 370 coastalboy // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Looks like the writer got a bit lazy & just changed Gomis for Remy

  • 371 toonicle // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    One good striker (not Remy hopefully) and Sinclair or someone close to him and I would be satisfied. Van Wolfswinkel is going to be a great player this year, shame we can’t seem to get our transfer business straight at all.

  • 372 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    Guessing we need to loan him just in case he is convicted… argh, not a very nice situation to be signing someone charged with rape….

    Anyone else worried that all of our (extremely mediocre) transfer targets are failing very publicly? It seems like we’ll be spending nothing this summer.

    Phil Bardsley?!?!?! Are you F*&king Serious?!?! Why not just keep Simpson, Bardsley’s far worse than Danny Simpson!

  • 373 nut meg // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    Any of you Holland based people on here seen Dusan Tadic,he’s 24 years old & plays for FC Twente ? I’m interested to hear your opinion .I’ve only seen him on you tube so can’t really tell one way or the other.His stats are 1/played 101 2/ 26 goals scored 3/ 43 assists. Transfer market have him at 10m euro.He’s down as a AMF / can play either wing & also 2 footed. Pretty impressive & was mentioned by somebody on a earlier post.Opinion please gents.

  • 374 Zero // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    lol if this is true then MA hasnt learnt anything lol

    http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/newcastle_gamble_on_new_signing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SportsProDailyDeal+%28SportsPro+Media+-+Latest+News%29&utm_medium=feed

  • 375 lesh // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    It’s good to see that our Director of Football has managed to convince Ashley of the need to strengthen our squard.

    We’re clearing some dead wood and ….. and, err ….

  • 376 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Lesh…I know, it is very difficult to finish that sentense isn’t it ;-) lol

    …and I keep asking myself why was it we needed a DoF again?…was it because we needed another mouthpiece to control or was it because we needed maybe transfer dealings to be made?

    It sure is a tricky one! ;-)

  • 377 cyprus // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Looking at how much they’ve played in pre-season, is it correct to predict order of importance? Well, no. Fitness, religion and other factors come in. Still, worrying to see Obertan, Taylor so high up. I’d see them as subs next year.

    Yanga-Mbiwa 267
    Elliot 225
    S.Taylor 213
    Sissoko 191
    Dummett 185
    Sa.Ameobi 173
    Gouffran 162
    Anita 159
    Tiote 135
    Obertan 119
    Santon 115
    Marveaux 107
    Vuckic 102
    Sh.Ameobi 101
    Cabaye 90, Gutierrez 90, Tavernier 90
    Debuchy 85
    Williamson 77
    Campbell 49
    Alnwick 45, Ben Arfa 45
    Coloccini 36
    Abeid 22
    Ferguson 16
    Amalfitano 7, Richardson 7, Streete 7

  • 378 Ben3arfa // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    This is turning out to be an embarassing window for us yet again!

    Ps. I dont believe Aulas’ claims that the Gomis deal fell off because of wage demands.

    As Lee Ryder mentioned, usually a player only discusses personal terms once a fee has been agreed. Hence , Gomis’ reps trip to Newcastle yesterday was cancelled.

    Dirty people these football chairmen .

  • 379 9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Jesper@361
    Hate to repeat myself, but could I respectfully refer you to my post at 319. We already got our summer signings six months ago, bar one.




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