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Pardew Pleased with Newcastle Strikers

2:47 pm, Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 52 Comments

At the moment Newcastle only have two recognized and experienced strikers in Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse, and Alan Pardew is happy with both of them.

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Shola Ameobi – in action at Blackpool

It’s true we also have Yoan Gouffran, who is more than useful up front, in fact he’s looked an excellent player ever since he arrived in January, and it was these three strikers that saw us through the second half of the season after Demba Ba left the club for Chelsea in early January.

And now Joe Kinnear is trying to get two strikers through the door, and we’ll just have to wait and see if Newcastle can  complete the deal for Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon, and it’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility we can still close the deal.

Alan Pardew talked today in the local press about our 28 year-old  Senegal striker:

“Mentally, I think he’s fine. It was obviously a taxing situation and now it’s resolved, it’s done. This is like anything in life – you make a decision, stand by it and then see it through.”

“Those of us who work in football are a pretty resilient bunch because we have to bounce back again and again and again. If you don’t, you’re in trouble. But I honestly don’t see any problem with Papiss.”

“I do see Papiss cracking down and taking us forward. He is a vital player for the team. He got isolated at times last season, so it would be nice to team him up and form a relationship with a number ten.”

And Shola Ameobi has shown some great goal-scoring form recently,  having scored a goal in each of Newcastle’s last three games, and the goals were all good ones from the big man.

We’d be surprised if Shola leaves now this summer, having shown such good form and he’ll have to fight it out for a striker position next season, but at least Shola is an experienced player and can be useful coming off the bench for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew is very pleased with Shola:

“That’s three goals now, and he came close with another header.” “I’m pleased with him. He got a little dead leg which was why he was substituted at the break, which was a shame because he looked in good nick.”

Newcastle looked excellent in the first half on Saturday, but then Blackpool came back well in the second half, but it was a good overall and solid display by the lads at Bloomfield Road.

Now we take on St. Mirren tomorrow night, and we’ll see Papiss Cisse wear the Wonga shirt for the first time, and maybe Cisse and Ameobi will start up front in Scotland in a  4-4-2 formation?

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52 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    So it begins…

    Yeah shola scored 3… against cr@p teams… big f@ckin whoop. Tired of our club being made to look like a circus act with this silver haired tw@t and the tub of lard that is Kinnear.

  • 2 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Who is he trying to kid? We’ve been watching Ameobi do very little for over 10 years now. He will never be a contender, he should be 4th choice. The way Pardew panders makes me sick, if he isn’t getting the players, kick up a fuss man! Grow a bloody backbone you spineless, smarmy git … Or better still piss off.

  • 3 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Ya His Happy…. Waste time for the remy deal…. den say the player was askn too much…. find a another target waste time then say the club was askn too much… then comes final day .. offer c.cole a deal… offer accepted. … we finaly found a striker

  • 4 jimmysmith // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    On his day Shola is the shit, c’mon credit where credit is due, in form he’s f@cken excellent. Love the bloke!

  • 5 Rooster // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Here we go, Pardew just pee off!

  • 6 Bearsize // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Wow shola scored he is a con artist. Give him a contract and we will see injurys and terrible Form return. Cant wait until he retires

  • 7 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    We might aswell volunteer to drop down to the championship and just stay there, we have no ambition, no drive or determination to achieve any sort of success. At least in the championship we could compete.

  • 8 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Ameobi in form is lethal, however that’s about 5 minutes every few months.

  • 9 JackButler // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Anyone on here ever had problems with an xbox account being hacked and money being taken from their account?

  • 10 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Surely Jfk is on a zero-hour contract.. he must be… since he has done f@ck all so far..

  • 11 Mark29Hungary // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    It’s normal that Pardew say good words about Shola.

    But we need 2 strikers because as Tommyy said Shola is only the 4th choice.

  • 12 Bearsize // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    I cant remember when ameobi has been in form. Fair enough he gets a goal a season but he is a center halves dream, no pace, born offside and lazy. Oh and persistent fouling. No thanks shola is poo!

  • 13 coastalboy // Jul 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Translation for all the fans who dont remember last year we wont be buying any strikers

  • 14 toon22 // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    The zero hour contracts show MA is an utter t00s3r,the Wonga thing is right up his lard arse street.

    Until he sells he will drag the club into the gutter, if its possible to get any further into it im not sure

  • 15 the holy grail // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I have been reading the blog for a while and I thought now is an appropriate time to write this post.I have very good contacts with current professional footballers as well as 2 licenced football agents and through my time speaking to them I am going to tell you how football transfers work through the answer I got from question I asked.

    firstly I read a lot on this blog about people complaining that we should get to you tied up straight away unfortunately in football that is not what happenes. normally clubs make the first contact with the player through he agent months and sonetimes years before they actually buy them. Close to each transfer window those clubs aswell as others put the feelers out to tell players they are intrested and these are called ‘core clubs’ who the player and agent know are intrested. What complicates things is a players natural ambition to get the best deal possible in both money and club stature. At this point an agent can use a clubs intrest to negotiate a new contract or declare their intention to wqnt to speqk to higher standing clubs. Nearly always players use the core clubs as a safety net and hold out for a bigger move. Its natural to see what the market is doing before moving as clubs will loose players that are unforseen and will want to replace them so it makes sence to hold on and see what happens.

    If a club wants to make a bid they do so normally by what is ccalled an open ended offer meaning we want player x, we value him at 5mil and are willing to pay in 5 equal installments and would like a response by next week. Clubs normally use the time to reviee the offer and sound out replacments. Nearly always clubs use the time before responding as not allways clubs are prepared for the offer recived. No1 ever wants to get held to ransom by selling their star striker before buying a replacment as both clubs and agents take advantage of this. Clubs send back written response either accepting it, rejecting it, ask for time to find a replacment, ask for more money or diffetent payment terms. Again the power is with the selling club if a player wants a transfer or is aquard a club will hold on to a player as a way if getting their own back. There are many ways of keeping clubs waiting as they may want to arrange a meeting with player and agent the following week. Ask for time to seek a replacment and 2 weeks later reject the offer ect and they can use other clubs intrest in the media as a wqy of increasing the price not just once but many times. Even if the offer is accepted agent play on other intrest and ask for crqzey amounts of money and sugn on ect.

    In terms of clubs drawing up a short list its mainly becase unless you are owned by a gulf state you dont have a blank chek book and a buget is needed. Please dint think because we didnt offer 200 grand more we could buy gomis for example as there are so many variables, another target mite accept a longer contract, accept less money, agent mite want a stupid sign on fee so it goes from 7mil to 9.5 ect. A budget will be set and a team of people will seek to fill in the variable gaps of the full transfer from fee, payment terms, agent fee, loyalty bonus, sell on fee %, image rights ect. Then they find out about the player and the ins and outs of previous transfers and if they settled ect and their personality. Then they will make moves through their list meeting their criteria.

    Please never say we should buy him he is only woth 5mill. A price in the paper is either put out there by the selling club to alert intrest if the want to sell, an agent on a hugely discounted price again to spark intrest or by a buying club to put pressure on a selling club and what looks like 5 mil coukd easily more with the fees mentioned above.

    Please remember this principle an agent acts in the best intrest of his client not the club or fans. An exampke of the above would be benteke hu was bought in for around 8mil and payed comparable like a premier league novice with potential. He has a good season and hears villa want 20 mil for him. His agent acting in his intrest says well he now wants to be paid comparable to a premier league 15 goal a season striker who is worth 20mil or wanys to leave to further his ambition and get paid at the level you value him. Milner moving from newcastle was another.

    Ed feel free to makr a post of this or ask questions ect as it will make this forum a better place if people know what is going on

  • 16 kevymartins // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Anyone enjoying the thunder storm? :D

  • 17 croftus5678 // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    @9 jb
    yeah i have m8 just ring microsoft up and they can track where its been hacked from and put money back into your account.
    does take a week or so though

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Holy grail

    That’s pretty obvious. It’s clear clubs and players hold out for the best deal. That’s why clubs who have success in the transfer market and gets things done quickly negotiate quickly and offer fair terms.

    We offer a fraction of a players value and wonder why clubs ply silly buggers with us. Simple fact is if we just offered the right amount for the players we wanted we could then get deals done quickly.

    I appreciate that isn’t the case with every player as some will have many suitors but with the level we are after we are probably one of the most attractive clubs in that level.

    Swansea seemed to get bony quick, QPR got remy quick, etc etc.

    Deals may take time but the fact we say things like we will discuss plans mid July shows we are starting too late. We should be discussing deals before the end of the season to finalise when the window opens

  • 19 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Shola shouldn’t even be a choice.

    The lad’s best position should be Left back… Left back at home.

    A sorry excuse for a Premier League Striker.

  • 20 croftus5678 // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    i knew this was going to happen :-(
    i bet we dont get remy either ! or bent
    our morals are right and it wouldnt be a problem if at the start of the window but its too late to play games now to save a few pennys.

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Shola has never been consistent enough for a prem league player.

    He has scored key goals at times but how many more times has he come on to score and simply lost the ball, wasted chances and given away pointless fouls to slow the game down.

    Seems a canny lad but he just isn’t good enough.

  • 22 mattyNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    the holy grail

    thanks for telling everyone what they already know. sorry you had to take so much time doing so

    regards

  • 23 the holy grail // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    We have also missed out on carlos bacca a striker who played for brugge who signed for sevilla.

    2 other players i know we have made contact with is alfredo finnbogason a striker who we will monitor and also danilo dias who plays in portugal for maratimo i am led to belive as a replacment is ben arfa leavs

  • 24 Sir Braveheart // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Totally agree with Pardew, Sholas form has been top form. Couldnt ask for more from him.

    However we absolutely cannot rely on him to keep this form up going into the season. It just won’t happen and I’m sure AP knows this. But after the Wonga row Cisse needs a bit of a morale boost so publicly praising him is a good move, and it would be wrong to praise Cisse and not mention something about Sholas performances.

    I wouldn’t over think things lads and ladies, it’s just AP trying to raise morale.

  • 25 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    I’m still unsure by Pards words if he means to have a number 10 in the traditional role along side the #9 or in the present version of the role just behind the striker.

    I do hope it’s the latter because as has been pointed out a number of times 442 is simply not viable in the modern game and sees you overran by teams playing with 3 midfielders in the centre.

  • 26 Toon Avenger // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Holy Grail

    Thanks for the post but none of that answers why we can’t sign a players whilst our rivals all seemingly can.

    Nobody said it was easy but it hasn’t been hard for the likes of Norwich, Swansea and Scumderland and others.

    Even if are only a ‘core club’ it is up to us to meet the asking price of a club, offer a decent wage and convince the player to join us.

    In the case of Gomis it seems as if the player wants to come, his advisers want him to come here but we won’t pay the asking price and will not go above our own (low) valuation of the player.

    No excuses for the regime on this one I’m afraid.

  • 27 cyprus // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Someone on this blog predicted he’d say this stuff!! 3 CF’s, we’re fine!

    But I do agree with this:
    “He is a vital player for the team. He got isolated at times last season, so it would be nice to team him up and form a relationship with a number ten.”

    Bellamy got Shearer out of a slump. Someone like that would be tops.

    Gouffran could play that role too…

    And,
    Sound tactics! Pass and move, and give your player two-three options. It ain’t rocket science, like someone here said.

  • 28 the holy grail // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Mattynufc i think transfer sage has made my point by implying that we offer a fraction for a player based nothong other than google or the sun. There is no right amount as we value him at xand they want y. He leavs is a year for free we have proved with cisse we are patient and willing to wait its the easiest thing in the world to spend other peoples money we have a budget and need to stick to it he is one of many targets and not all bids are made public lyon did so to drive up the price and thats in their intrest and waiting a year to sign a player for free who may now be unsettled is in ours

  • 29 Sir Braveheart // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I hear we’re closing in on the Latvian striker Bol Indanet and the Indonesian winger Katchma Ifya Khan.

    Done deals I tell you.

  • 30 Toon Avenger // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Has anyone else noticed that now the press has started saying we have switched our attention to Remy? Also a lot of fans are saying ‘I’d rather have Remy than Gomis!’.

    This was never about Remy or Gomis, this was about Remy AND Gomis.

    We need 2 strikers and I honestly believe that we are now concentrating on 1 because of Ameobi’s form and Goslings inability to find a new club.

  • 31 Toon Avenger // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Holy Grail

    They are not driving up the price.

    They have asked for 10 and we are trying to bring down the price, there is a big difference.

    And you seem so sure we can get him next season for a free.

    What’s to say we haven’t finished bottom 3 and are relegated due to the fact Cisse picked up an injury, Kinnear became manager or we sold Cabaye on the last day of the window.

    Let me borrow your crystal ball for a second.

  • 32 JaxtheMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    ed please don’t keep building shola up,he is u s. there is not enough goals in the team,we need a striker or we are going down. shola scored 1goal last season.

  • 33 the holy grail // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Toon avenger the negotiations are happening all the time at every club. Strikers are held in high regard and are a comodity and quite alot of clubs fish for quite a small amount of quality strikers. Tottenham need a striker and will have feelers out with many players and if that overlaps with a player we want thats what stalls things as we dont pay the highest wages or agent fees and it may come down to those fees. Yes some clubs pay a fee and move swiftly as we did with cabaye and would allways want it swift and quiet but not allways the case. Alot of the time the intrest is loged with the agent nit the player and he makes thr decision which club he feels will match ambition, pay high wages ect

  • 34 mattyNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    holy grail

    again, that is what we are led to believe, and for the most part, something that is fairly obvious to conclude.

    the major variable though remains that time and time again we have been told we do not have one target but many in each position the board deems necessary. in pardew’s words from last year at his speak-in, the last one on the list is just as capable as the first.

    so, it begs the question toon avenger is positing, why do we NEVER get our top target when we need them, and why is the back-up always unquestionably of a lower pedigree than these SUPPOSED ‘top’ targets?

  • 35 MonkseatonMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    “Pardew happy with his strikers” I think we’ve known that for a few weeks now.

    I suppose Shola’s 3 goals in 3 games means “he’s like a new signing” I can see the headlines already.

    We all know that Shola will resort back to being Shola when we play for real though.

  • 36 Finnbad The Sailor // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    I’d be massively disappointed if we didn’t get an out and out striker in assuming Remy comes. I like his versatility but we are in desperate need of a proper cf to aid Cisse in getting goals from the front.

    that and to ensure Shola gets no where near the first team. 3 goals in pre-seasons for me doesn’t mean anything. Especially as he’ll no doubt this season fail to recreate this “rich” vain of form.

  • 37 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Pardews a grade one bullshitter. These cockney wide boys come up here with their warped view of Northerners being as thick as they are. We have listened to this chancer for three years and the patter’s just the same as when he took over. This is year three of the famous five year plan to make us a top team, don’t fall for it anymore its a cockney cock-up.

  • 38 mattyNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    and i hope my comments are not insinuating that I’m bothered about (potentially) not getting gomis. I’m convinced people who have seen him play more than a few times do not want him here in any other capacity than the role shola has played for the past few years; third choice at best. he’s really an just average player

  • 39 MonkseatonMag // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Viv
    And remember, the supposed 5 year plan was to get us as good as Villa!

  • 40 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Massive thunderstorm in crammy now.
    Jfk has finally recovered the one ring, all the hobbits have drowned, the elves have p1ssed off across the sea, and now Jfk wikk destroy Northeast Earth!

  • 41 Toon Avenger // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Holy Grail

    Your logic is flawed when applied to the Gomis deal.

    Strikers are commodities and sometimes you have to pay a little extra for a decent striker.

    Lyon have told the world their minimum price is 10 million euros, Gomis and his representatives have leaked to the press his desire to join NUFC and the only thing standing in the way was NUFC’s offer for the player.

    His reps were due to fly to Tyneside today, we didn’t have a bigger club come in to slow the deal, it was OUR decision to not meet the asking price, it was OUR decision to cool down the interest and OUR decision to cancel meeting his reps.

  • 42 check the toastie // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Wonder if Pards is thinking of letting Benny have some freedom and play him in behind Cisse as a floating number ten. Benny will need to up his work rate and get involved more demanding the ball if its going to work. Ben Arfa and Goofy behind Cisse is more than good enough, with a midfield three of Cabaye Anita and Sissoko, we should be a handful for anybody at home.

    If Remy comes then swap with Goofy when its needed or even Cisse if he’s not firing, also have Marv to replace Benny when he’s having a bad game. Personally still think Obertan offers something, however no doubt people will give me pelters for that view.

    Only one or two players off a really sound squad. I like young Bigi as well, would sooner see him given a game instead of Jonas in the middle of the park. There are some positives you know. Jonas would be decent off the bench for me. I would sell Tiote while we can, he has lost the plot.

  • 43 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Thanks for that Holy grail
    Which leaves me with the question why start looking at players 3 weeks into the window openin. Would it be a lot better gettin it done while the window is closed. The very day it opens the new players walk through our doors. This is why we can’t get players over the line

  • 44 croftus5678 // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    i’m sorry but those saying our current strikeforce is enough need to look at the big picture !

    shola is just not prem quality and if played all season would prob get 5 lucky goals !
    cambell is a lot better then shola but far from ready imo he needs to get goals elsewere before we play him and he loses confidence.
    goofy will do ok in a striking role (maybe 15) and cisse (maybe 20) “if lucky” and without any injuries ect.

    we 100% need another striker and one that can go straight into the first team.
    i would expect a winger also tbh so if we do only sign one it will be a huge letdown and imo not learning from the season before when we only signed anita (and he’s quality) and look where we finished !

  • 45 viv // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    All the club is a retirement home for old cockney chancers who couldn’t find employment anywhere else in football. They come up here thinking we are as green as they are lettuce looking, painting pretty pictures and posing while the team shrinks by the day. Can anyone fathom why call me Joe, the idiot who relegated us is back on the scene?

  • 46 Newcastle for alltid // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I don`t think the squad is in too bad shape, as long as we don`t lose any of our top players. Having said that, I`m checking every single day to see if we`ve made any progress on striker-targets, as we DO need one or two. I think we all agree on that.

    We`ve been linked with some exciting players this summer. Aubameyang was always gonna go to a club where he could be offered European football. IMO the only real chance of signing him we had was in January or even last summer, when there wasn`t too many clubs linked. He is a top prospect, as shown by Dortmund when they bring him in to essentialy overlap with Lewandowski, who`s off next year.

    Bony was my preferred player, as he has bags of goals in him. A natural poacher. We did have a good chance to sign him, as Swansea are a comparatively small club compared to us. The clubs policy in signing players hit back at us though, as we seemingly aren`t prepared to pay the price for quality. Watch him bang them in next season along with Michu.

    Gomis was a good alternative, although I`ve never really rated him. He would bring experience and goals, that`s for sure – but I actually understand that we don`t want to splash out a huge fee for a player that can leave for nothing next summer. I do have a hunch, however, that he may try to force through a move somewhere this summer. To us? Maybe.

    I`m a lot more keen on Remy, and we do have a huge chance of signing him. He for sure doesn`t want to play Championship football, and probably has a clause in his contract. We must, however, act quick, since Remy is a very good footballer. Forget his whole affair with QPR, and we still have that player we were drooling over last January. He`s quality.

    I wouldn`t put money on us getting anyone in this summer though, as our own game as tough negotiators hit back at us time and time again. Not being prepared to pay the price for quality will just make our chances of ever signing good players slim, as our reputation and relationship with other clubs will take damage.
    Don`t be surprised to see us start the season with only Cissè, Gouffran, Ameobi and Campbell as alternatives up front. It`s thin, but it could be far worse, as I think we`ve got 10 players behind the striker who can offer far greater supply than they did last season.

  • 47 JP...from The Rock // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Everyone knows the facts when it comes to Ameobi, yet when one usually says he has to go because he contributes extremely little all hell breaks loose here on the blog. He’s shite we’ve all know it for more than 10 years yet he bags in a couple of goals in pre-season and he’s the saviour to our strikers crisis! That is what bugs me wild!! Oh and for loyalty if I earned as much as Strolla did knowing it’s the best I can get then of course I too would show loyalty ffs

  • 48 the holy grail // Jul 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Toon avenger i was using a potential senario as a motivation not to over pay, must have been using the same crystal ball you used to say 10 mil is the price, what he says in the press and to nufc could be very different and you assume is was gomis nd his reps hu leaked the story of wanting to go to nufc and not lyon leaking the story which has worked in your case to put pressure on nufc to pay what they want as fans get anxious and want a player in????????

    Please dont talk about flawed logic as you imply you kniw better about transfer dealings and that its an easy process. Of corse you know how to run a club better than men with decades of experience or a business better than a self made billionaire. Stick to champ manager

    Mattynufc u cant speak for pards and in a way big joe has taken pressure off him in terms on transfers i can just talk about the processes.

  • 49 Greebol1892 // Jul 29, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    I don’t buy this “loyal servant” & “experienced” crap.
    The no.23 lad has never been good enough at PL level. A striker should score goals to earn his wages. 1 goal every 7 or 8 games is average. However, being an amazing penalty-taker does not balance out being injury-prone, can’t pass, slow & lazy – no workrate, constant needless fouling, always offside. TIME UP. Campbell is not quite ready yet so let Gouffran be 2nd choice! He knows where the net is, pacy, good shot with both feet, great passer….. and WORKS HARD!

  • 50 count // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM

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

  • 51 Deana // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Well I’m knacked after reading all that…..
    Good discussion topic Holy Grail. You do get some stupid comments from kids at times on the transfer process but there is a serious lack of ambition. I love the idea of not paying stupid money and investing in young talent but I can’t take this obvious aim of survival.
    I think we’ll probably get one underwhelming striker ‘over the line’ and that’ll be it. After a few key injuries which will happen we may just survive. Another big payday for chunky pants.
    I really wish Ashley would sell up.

  • 52 Brutooon // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Shola scores 3 goals against crap team and people said he is the same like MESSI




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