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Cisse, Coloccini, Gosling, Ben Arfa And Anita Start At St. Mirren

6:35 pm, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 382 Comments

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As expected Fabricio Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Vurnon Anita and the great Papiss Cisse all start at St. Mirren, but there’s a bit of a surprise with Dan Gosling getting a starting berth.

Dan almost joined Crystal Palace last week, after a fee had been agreed, but it seemed that Palace messed him around a little for a couple of days, after he had completed his medical eight days ago, and so he pulled out of the deal last Wednesday and returned to Newcastle.

And so much for the media reports that Gosling would be shunned when he returned to Newcastle – he gets a start tonight – and it’s a good opportunity for the 23 year-old England U21 International to show what he can do for the side.

And as expected Paul Dummett gets another start at left back against the side he was on loan to last season, and Paul did really well north of the border, and that has given him a big chance at Newcastle in this pre-season, and he’s played extremely well so far and seems to be taking that chance – good for him.

And Conor Newton was also at St. Mirren, and got rave reviews earlier this year, and good man-management by Alan Pardew means that Connor is on the bench tonight, and he’s almost certain to get on in the second half, and he should get a great welcome from the St. Mirren fans.

Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote will be in central midfield, and Papiss Cisse will be the lone striker up front in a modified 4-5-1 formation.

18 year-old local Shields lads Remie Streete (South Shields) and Adam Campbell (North Shields) also make the bench tonight, and 21 year-old Sammy Ameobi gets another start for Newcastle.

It should be a good game tonight, against a club who also wear the black and white stripes, and the Scottish Premier League club are forming a great relationship with Newcastle United.

Teams:

St Mirren – tba

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote; Hatem Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Mike Williamson, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Haris Vuckic, Yoan Gouffran, Adam Campbell

Referee: John Beaton



Tags: Friendlies · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Pre-Season





382 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yohan Kebab // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    GOSLING?!

  • 2 Tinman // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Gosling?…..

  • 3 JTOONJ // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Might as well join in.
    GOSLING?

  • 4 ste_rico_nufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    think there will be a stream??

  • 5 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Colocini?

  • 6 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Re post from the last thread

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Lads, tonight is a great evening for i just got one of the greatest idea in mankind’s History.

    Anyway a great idea for NUFC for i just found how to win titles again.

    YES, TITLES!

    For i first found the origin of all:

    THE MONCURINO’s CURSE!

    As excellents NUFC fans you are, i guess you know everything about Bobby Moncur who scored three goals during the final of the 1969?s inter city fair cup, our last title.

    The only three goals Moncur scored during his Newcastle’s career, wich mean 296 games.

    A fact who should have make us aware of something going one…

    And to speak of our last Champion’s title, it was in 1927 so 84 years ago.

    But do you know the story of the Boston red sox? The were the best base-ball club at the begining of the 20th century, but they won nothing from 1918 to 2004, so it mean 86 years…

    This long period was called by a sinister name, the Bambino’s curse!

    Bambino was the nickname of babe ruth, the greatest base ball player of all time. He won three titles with the red sox, but finally, in 1920, he went to the New York Yankees.

    The sworn enemis of the Red sox. And so begun the Bambino’s curse…

    Cause Ruth, who was the leader of the team during the last title, went to the ark rival of the sox.

    And do you know where went Moncur when he left NUFC in 1974?

    Yes, absolutly, he signed for they who must not be named, the worst ever football club in history, in fact even the worst human group who ever existed if we speak of the city as a whole!

    And since then, ours days were made of total delusion…

    BUT THERE’S HOPE AGAIN ON THE SIDES OF THE TYNE LADS!

    For as you noticed it, the Red sox finaly won again. How did they do that will you ask?

    Well, everything turned during the American league championship series ( the semi final of the Major League Baseball if you prefer) 2004.

    The Red sox were trailled 3 games to none by the… New york Yankees!

    And finally, they won the series 4 games to 3, becoming the first team in history to overcome a 0-3 disadvantage. They also prevailled in the world series who followed, their first title after 86 years.

    SO NOW, TIME TO EXPLAIN MY GREAT PLAN:

    1. We got to qualify for the semi finals of the FA CUP.

    2. We got to manage for they who must not be named qualify too. The hardest part of the job for sure… It would require sacrifice, but every cause got martyrs, so it would be fine if 10 000 of us could accept to wear their shirt and to sing for support them in their stadium, for as everyone know, it lack greatly of atmosphere.
    Additionnaly, we will have to persuade the FA to let Beny, Colo and Cab play for them in the Cup prior to the semi final if we want them to have a chance.
    Well, to pay their opponents will be needed too…

    3. We must arrange the draft to be sure we will play against them in semi final, i will tak no chance about it.

    4. We must let them score the three first goals. In this, i now reckon the true genius Pard is, for it seem he already got the idea last season.
    Unfortunatly it, didn’t work for the plan also require to finally beat them 4 goals to 3…
    Well, it was probably just a test to be sure the players would accept in time to let they who must not be named scored 3 goals in a row against us. As is said, every cause need martyrs…

    5. And so, finally, by scoring these 4 goals and thereby win the game, we will be rid of the Moncurino’s curse.

    So we will win plenty of titles again!

    Now tell me, what do you think of this plan? Brilliant isn’t it?

  • 7 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Maybe Gosling is going to be the new forward.

  • 8 ste_rico_nufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    i may as well follow the trend
    GOSLING??

  • 9 lynch // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Must be hoping gosling has a good game and someone buys him

  • 10 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    repost:

    niafron, I like the plan, but it’s just too wordy. JFK wouldn’t be able to read through the first line.

  • 11 PhillNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Any one know if there is going to be any streams? or even radio commentary??

  • 12 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    The only reason Gosling starts is so they can show him of for a poetical buyer they don’t give a fcuk about our club.

  • 13 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    I’d rather have Gosling playing a good game so that we won’t sell him anymore.

  • 14 toon22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Gosling will be like a new signing.

    Re Post.

    All we really must wish for is a new owner who is actually interested in us as a team/club and actually care less about competing and not just want to stay in the league as it makes more money and is worth more to sell.
    MA is as interested in us as he is with all of his zero hour employees.

    Beware Rangers fans.

  • 15 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    They would rather try offload a player than play a match to actually win and get the real team ready for the new season. It’s a right joke like.

  • 16 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Gosling is most likely have wanted to play his last game for US otherwise pardew is a big idoit, very big idoit.

  • 17 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Arizona geordie Pizzicato.

    Are you from America? If this is the case, i guess you already heard of the bambino’s curse…

    Well, yes, you’re right about it, the fisrt part of the plan should be to fire Kinear!

  • 18 hoppernufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Come on fellas, gosling will be like a new signing…..won’t he?

  • 19 Beardosfacedouble // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Niafron, bonny lad, you’d best have a lie down in cool dark room. Following the Toon has finally set ya heed soft as clarts.

  • 20 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    We would need Ryan Gosling, not Dan Gosling.

    niafron, yup from US, but I am too young for Babe Ruth.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    I’m not really one to complain at line ups bwtf is Gosling doing there other to put him in the shop window which will have the opposite effect when he plays sh!t, this whole set up is a complete joke.

  • 22 thegeordieraver // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Where’s cabaye

  • 23 jimiley // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Gosling is back from injury (again) and will be a new signing. Just like Stroller. Hey thats our two new signings this summer. Brilliant. Well done Percy and Big Mike and not a penny spent. Funny that!

  • 24 NUFC_LEAZES END // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Who on earth is this hatem Ben arfa,

    I’m glad king gosling is playing though

  • 25 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    See how many times they can bypass the midfield tonight.

  • 26 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Jimiley said

    “Niafron,
    A great idea. I remember Bob Moncur well. Top player. But to reverse the curse we need a center half (Bob was a central defender) to score 3 goals. Thats where your plan falls down. We aint got a defender that can score a goal in a whole season, never mind three in one game. Sorry mate, it will not work.”

    Maybe could we play Cissé center Back? Or to ask Philippe Albert to come Back from his retreat?

  • 27 toon22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Bet he has to be subbed due to injury

  • 28 Bedsmag77 // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    http://vipboxlive.com/St-Mirren-vs-Newcastle-United/

  • 29 djm... // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    It looks like there is no one in for gosling, so what is the problem with giving him a game in a pre season friendly? It would be ridiculous to not have him play and he stays, then we get a couple of injuries in midfields and he’s not fit.

    I’m more worried about the game time sammy is getting, we may as well give the kid a 15 year contract now so we Don’t get our hopes up he is leaving, when it looks like his contract might be running out.

  • 30 HowayTheLads // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Jail for Ashley:

    You’re a negative man are you… Is the glass ever more than half empty my friend?

    Guys, is there a stream for this game anywhere? I’ve checked the usual websites and nothing but CL games :(

  • 31 geordiesteve520 // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Can’t understand what’s wrong with Gosling playing, if he plays well he’s in the shop window or we decide to keep him, either way he’ll need to be fit; it is preseason and as of now he’s our player and we need him match fit.

  • 32 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Beardofacedouble

    No, i’m sure it could work! Please, tell me it could! Please…

  • 33 jimiley // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Mr Parsnip reckons our current squad is “good enough.” Good enuf for what exactly? Relegation? This is the same good enough squad which came within a whisker of relegation. He treats us all like mugs and we are mugs for putting up with this rubbish owner and management. We deserve all we get.

  • 34 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    niafron, that’s gonna be Darren Peacock, not Philippe Albert. He’s one of the players scored in the classic 5-0 Manure game.

  • 35 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Philippe Albert could chip over the goalkeeper I know, but he’s too good for Mashley.

  • 36 paddyq // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I’d say very little hope r.e. stream. And Gosling is a joke – he should be out the door, rubbish player.

  • 37 NotEvenGeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Pardew said that last year cisse was too isolated, and he wants him to form a partnership with someone this season, then plays a 4-5-1 with cisse up top alone? The blokes clueless, absolutely clueless. I’ll back him as long as he’s in charge, but he doesn’t half test my patience sometimes.

  • 38 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    2 DM’s against St. Mirren ? . God help us all.

  • 39 Markaccus // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Cant imagine gosling playing the whole game as the SS. I would think the 3 behind cisse will switch around throughout the game.

  • 40 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Worse than this… so Gosling is the Attacking Midfielder?????????

  • 41 hoppernufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Wonder of well put our best squad out in one game this pre season? Cos off last seasons performances they need more playing time together.

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    HTL,
    I’d say more a realist, what possible good can come out of playing a guy who has been told he has no future here and would have been gone if it wasn’t for personal terms.

  • 43 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    well, if Dan Gosling can’t play as a winger, what is the point?

  • 44 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Will play Gosling on the right?

    If he do, will mean Beny one more time center pitch.

  • 45 Markaccus // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I also see Anita being able to play a more positive role from cm. We shouldnt need more than tiote covering the back 4

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I’d imagine gosling is playing to out him in the shop window so to speak
    I’d imagine the SPL would be a good place for him to kick start his career

    However the PL starts in like 18 days and these last couple if pre seasons really should be as close to the first team starting as it can be

  • 47 Markaccus // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Niafron

    Gosling, sammy and hba will switch in and out. Thats how a 4231 should be used, anyway.

  • 48 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    @33 you have to realise there are a lot of thick twats that swallow every bit of crap the clubs spin doctors spew out.

  • 49 NotEvenGeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    As for gosling, I know I’m in the minority, but I’d like him to stay. Great talent whos been unlucky with injuries, a loan deal somewhere would be great for him, there’s a reason we fought so hard to get him and Everton didn’t want to let him go. Send him to Birmingham for the season and see where he’s at next year.

  • 50 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Q.where are the signing at then?
    we seem to not be getting any so he is forced to just use these why don’t you negatives rob ashleys account so pardew get the signing.

    Q.would you rather see these guyes play against city that a full starting 11?
    just because it is a preseason friendly it doesn’t mean that a risk of injury is avoidable.

  • 51 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Or maybe it’s a 4-3-3.

    With both Anita and Gosling front of Tioté, Beny and Samy on the wings.

  • 52 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Why is Pardew getting the blame for no transfers? He’s got nowt to do with them – that’s JFK’s job.

  • 53 Markaccus // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Niafron

    That would also make sense. Just assumed the formation report was correct :D

  • 54 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    so let me guess! gosling is playing in the AMC role WTF,

    ah well at least you can’t teach old dogs new tricks eh Pardew.

  • 55 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    It could also be a 4-3-1-2. This is so ridiculous though.

    But if it’s ridiculous enough to fool the opponent, that works.

  • 56 jimiley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Thump,
    Because Percy is part and parcel of the whole deal. He accepts Joe so he is equally if not more to blame.

  • 57 Dannyo // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Gosling likes to be in and around goal, he’s a Nolan type. Maybe tonight is a chance for him to redeem himself. Needs to do spectacularly well though.

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Great to see dummett getting a real chance this pre season but what the hell has happened to haidara???

  • 59 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Gosling seems to dwell on the ball much like HBA, i wonder if this will work!?

  • 60 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    All the possible formations with that squad.
    4-4-2, 4-4-1-1, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-3-1-2

  • 61 Dannyo // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth
    My guess is fitness. Or he could’ve gotten a slight knock, who knows. There’s most likely a good reason for it mate.

  • 62 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    TDS, Haidara is not fit enough.

  • 63 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @NEG37
    you are the clueless one WE HAVE ONLY GOT 1 STRIKER IN THE SQUAD. goufran is a potential striker as for shola you will be a grumpy still.

  • 64 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    you missed one 5-5-0 ;)

  • 65 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    @jimiley: That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve read on this blog for some time (well, at least today). What the hell else is he supposed to do? Lodge a formal complaint to Mike Ashley and hope that that Kinnear is sacked? Or walk away and hope his seat gets cold before Kinnear plonks his fat arse in it?

  • 66 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth: There was something about a niggle with Haidara. Probably just catching up on fitness?

  • 67 niafron // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    OK, lads, no link for the game, so i will enjoy my evening and quietly read the comments tomorow.

    Bonsoir messieurs (and remember, we will one day overcome the Moncurino’s curse).

  • 68 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    prediction time lads

    i’ll say 1-1

  • 69 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Dannyo / The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Yeah probably, shame for him to miss pre season though especially with a great battle for LB shaping up

  • 70 Dannyo // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Why are people speculating with different formations? What’s on the website is what AP puts out, at least initally. Nothing strictly wrong with how the lineup looks.

  • 71 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    @60
    you missed 3-2-3-2 and 2-3-2-3

  • 72 Crow59 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    No cabs or sissoko :(

  • 73 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Black and White,

    You also miss 5-4-0-1 (one always offside)

  • 74 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Right Gosling was out the club as he has been declared at last not good enough. Move falls through and then he starts a game in front of Vuckic or Goofy.

    Where does Pardew get these selections from. He is a total piss take. He annoys the shit out of me.

  • 75 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    any good links for the game?

    also why not give gosling a run out? if no one signs him hel be a good squad player providing he stays fit…if

  • 76 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Dannyo, actually we are just trying to have some fun here to prove how clueless we are.

  • 77 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    3-1 Mags win Cisse hat trick.

  • 78 SeanNufc87 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    so the usa goals link is a dud again and the other one makes you download a player that is most likely some sort of virus? any other links?

  • 79 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    and how Pardew is more clueless than we are.

  • 80 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    anyone have any real links that work ?

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Thump
    Hope so mate the lad looks a cracking player would be great to start the season with a fully fit squad

  • 82 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Gosling will be like a new signing for us

  • 83 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Danyo,
    The biggest thing wrong with the line up is Gosling, why is he in here when he could be gone in three weeks time, is this telling there simply aren’t enough players in the squad and did Sa Ameobi become an overnight sensation since returning from the dizzy heights of the boro.

  • 84 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    @toonlad: Don’t think so, mate. Text updates on the official site, though.

  • 85 hdavid23 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    It’s funny how Pards says his idol is Phil Jackson and does the exact opposite to what Phil used to do. I’m not a football expert, but I really think he, just like Phil, should pick ONE system and stick to it. He’s using like 4-5 of them, always changing it from game to game, of course we can’t play well like that…

  • 86 l3wy // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    NotEvenGeordie

    Totally agree about Gosling he was quality at Everton just needs to play every week to get back to his best

  • 87 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Check,
    Don’t you think he might of been told to get him out of here and he won’t do that by having him on the bench, Pardew is powerless at the club.

  • 88 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    I’ve been trawling the internet for the last 20 mins fr links. All I’ve found is the usa goals one, which i’m hoping will spring into .life just before ko (it probably won’t) and the one that SeanNufc87 has identified as most likely being a virus. Disappointing…

  • 89 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Any reason why Sissoko isn’t in the squad???

  • 90 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Jail – Vuckic should be starting instead of Gosling. Gosling is total dog poo, and it yet again shows that Pardew has absolutely no eye for a player. You could imagine it was Joe who said he is on the list to go, as Gosling has always been rated by Pardick, unbelievable.

    So Pardew then picks the lad to prove some stupid stubborn point. He is killing the club. Gosling an attacking midfielder, oh my god what a laugh. Wasn’t good enough for Palace to give an extra couple of quid for but Pardews favourite, started games instead of Marv last year. incredulous.

  • 91 low fell mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    We know Gosling is not the most gifted ,but at the end of the day he is a Newcastle player .
    There is no need to vent so much spiel and venom about the lad.

  • 92 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: This evening’s team sheet #NUFC http://t.co/Ak8qlxAUUJ (via @NUFCOfficial)

    ‘Matthew DeBuchy’
    ‘Haten’ Ben Arfa
    ‘Harris Vochic’

    Lol JFK must off written the team sheet!!

  • 93 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    If anyone manages to find a link then please share! I’m fighting a losing battle here.

  • 94 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    why is everyone looking in depth about the team selection? its against st mirren in a pre season friendly?

    hes got to give everyone a fair crack, otherwise moral will go down amongst the squad players

    it will boost them if they get the chance to impress and hopefully be in and around the first team in the future

    im just glad obertan hasnt been giving a sniff

  • 95 yo-yo // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    It is such a shame that Gosling has been disrupted by his injuries. I had high hopes for him when he came to the Toon

  • 96 NotEvenGeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    L3wy
    Exactly, he’s been badly injured and hasn’t had the game time, he’s only 23. Can’t understand how people can write off such a talent without him having a decent chance in all his time here.

  • 97 geordie1892 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Anyone got this working:

    http://vipboxlive.com/St-Mirren-vs-Newcastle-United/

    asking me to download VIO player, seems a bit dodgey to me. Any other links? Nothing on wiziwig

  • 98 SeanNufc87 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    rowan

    cant find any bad juju on this vio player on the net so it might just be that my laptop wont install it, im not telling anyone to do it incase it is a virus but if you have a good virus checker just scan the file before installing.

  • 99 yo-yo // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    check

    Brown paper bag. Breath regularly.

  • 100 Blofal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    I have a feeling this game isnt being televised.

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

    Low fell
    Venom? What venom?
    Ppl saying someone like vuckic/cabs/sissoko should be playing instead of someone who we’ve told they can leave isn’t venom, it’s common sense
    We’re actively looking for a new club for him so should be concentrating on getting the players who will actually be used in the upcoming campaign instead of giving “this is what you could be buying” demos

  • 102 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    A fit and on form Gosling is a very good player to have in our squad, the lad has had a horrendous time since joining us and hasn’t been able to show what he can really do

  • 103 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Glad to see Papiss and HBA get a game under their belts.

    Can’t say I understand the decision to play Gosling, but it’s no big deal either way.

  • 104 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    geordie1892

    Don’t bother with any site asking you to download, likely has malware. That site looks like they are trying to trick people by making their name similar to vipbox.tv

  • 105 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Mark Douglas ?@MsiDouglas 34s
    Claims from France that Gomis has agreed a contract but Lyon standing in the way. @JM_Aulas has just denied them.

  • 106 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Jack – you clearly haven’t watched him when he has been fit, always two yards behind play, and clearly not good enough both technically or physically. Why do we bother, I swear people just make things up, he’s had his chance and should be transfer listed and got rid of.

    People have a go at Obertan but the lad has ability and pace, just lacks a little confidence and heart, he could grow into a world beater in my opinion, probably wont but could.

    Gosling isn’t a patch on the lad, but probably reminds Parknob of himself, a distinctly average player but honest, so he gives him a chance, will never be a PL player, ever ever ever.

  • 107 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    its set up like a 4-3-3 samybobi/arfa/cisse upfront with tiote/anita/gosling in mid

    cisse just missed easy chance and anita down injured >.<

    ssn updates btw

  • 108 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    check

    I have seen him play for us, but it’s always been after he’s returned from another serious injury, the lad has had a run in the side because of injuries so for anyone to say that he’s rubbish is stupid as he’s never had a sustained run where he’s been fit and therefore has never been able to find or show his true form, but unlike you I am not blinded by my hate for everything at the club and can recognise that he’s had no luck since he joined us

  • 109 Joe Blog // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Seen better players in Sunday League, than Gosling – guess some just get lucky.

  • 110 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    The selection of Gosling just goes to prove that Pardew is still a tit who has no feel for which players are capable at the top level, maybe he’s still trying to protect Vuckic a bit, he is just back from injury however I will still use it as an excuse to Bash Parsnip as he deserves it.

    Still haven’t got over the Liverpool game……………

  • 111 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    JB102
    i don’t usually agree with your post but i agree with that one.
    the weirdest thing is if they are so annoyed to see gosling able to get playing time then why do they get so excited about HBA when he is injury prone too.

  • 112 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    SeanNufc87

    Cheers mate. I’ve been refreshing firstrowsports and usa goals whilst wrestling with the thought of downloading vio player and I reckon it’s a bad idea. Last time I did something like that my laptop had to be fixed. Ah well, cheers anyway. Been looking forward to watching it all day! Balls.

  • 113 Harley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Anyone else notice but every friendly we’ve had this season hasn’t been included on the sky sports app list of friendlies.
    They’re all on there again tonight and were not mentioned.
    Bizarre!

  • 114 Mister Tuff // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    tads – I agree with you on the Gosling front – it’s just a matter of days ago he was going to be sold and he apparently got sick of hanging around waiting for further contact and came back. He is apparently rewarded with a starting place- or should I say put in the shop window. The run in on these next friendlies should be about finalising the best/starting line up for the new season. I cannot rally understand the logic.

  • 115 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Jack – its not really that complicated. I have seen him numerous times, usually against substandard opposition in Europe and he always looks the odd man out. I don’t rate him and he has no place at a club the size of The Toon, I wish him all the best in the championship.

    You were probably one of those who thought Simmo was a solid full back. What league is he plying his trade in now. Oh yes The Championship, another shite player lucky to have got a chance at this club and have a manager as inept as Pardew who also thought he was solid. pfffffffftttttttttt.

  • 116 Rooster // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Christ, Pardew will you just give young Campbell a start, Sammy gets plenty of chances, you make my blood boil, And Gosling getting a start when hes on his way out yet kids dying to play get left out again, you are just a pure divvy!!!

  • 117 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    i think we are playing gosling to put him I the window for clubs hopefully become interested if he has a good performance will need more than 1 good game tho

  • 118 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    hehe gosling playing really well atm almost had an assist if cisse hadent missed an easy chance ! just to update all those calling him :-)

  • 119 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    croftus5678

    Ha, sounds like a great start! Cisse will score tonight, I feels it in my bones.

    check the toastie

    If Obertan turns into a world beater I will eat my cat. Live on the internet. Twice.

  • 120 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Toonking,
    HBA hasn’t been told he’s leaving, well not that we know of, and as for what Gosling can do, well my stand out memory is the sending off against Norwich and the most ridiculous handball I’ve seen from a Toon player against Everton, his goal against M city was inconsequential and therefore doesn’t remind me of a player we should keep.

  • 121 eastend toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    anyone got radio stream??

  • 122 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    toonking – am I right in thinking you have just compared Gosling to Ben Arfa. The mind boggles.

    You may have missed peoples point.

    Gosling is dog poo, Ben Arfa is an amazing footballer.

  • 123 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Coloccini also having a great game, just gave Thomas Reilly a swift kick in the stones. still 0-0

  • 124 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    If gosling stays fit then he has a chance of saving his toon career. Good luck to him, he’ll probably go out on loan though this season to get regular games.

  • 125 eastend toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    so any radio streams??

  • 126 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 2m
    Aulas bites back at Bafetimbi Gomis on twitter by telling the player that he should prepare the contracts if he is always right. #OL #NUFC

  • 127 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Seems like Cisse is active. At least he’s getting forward, I suppose. This whole “Wonga” stuff has hurt our pre-season massively. One main striker and he’s nowhere near match fit. Ridiculous.

  • 128 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Geordie157
    The problem is going on loan really won’t do the club any favours as he’s out of contract next summer

  • 129 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    No radio or TV streams. Blame Ashley

  • 130 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    samyobi doing pretty well also !

    no radio or streams but ssn have coverage and

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20130730/st-mirren-v-newcastle-live_2281670_3332521? have updates.

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Let’s be honest, Gosling cannot save his Toon career as he simply is not good enough.

    I wonder what the situation with Mehdi Abeid is. I see he’s been sent on loan to Panathinaikos for a year.

  • 132 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    check

    are you serious???

    You’ve never seen Gosling play for us where he’s been completely fit and on form and if you think you have then you know even less about the game than I originally thought.

    You claim that Obertan is a far better player and could be a world beater???

    The lad played for the best manager the game has ever seen and still failed at every level, he’s been fit for the most part of his time in the Premier League and has done nothing whereas Gosling has had three years of of hell with us and has no chance to play REGULAR football.

    As for the Simpson comment’s – he was and is an average player always has been and always will be.

    Try for one minute to see past your hate for everything at the club and try to form and honest, concise, well thought out opinion.

  • 133 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    @Rowan: If Obertan turned into a halfway decent player I’d… well, I’d probably have a heart attack before I could do anything.

  • 134 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    1-0 cisse

  • 135 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Cisse 1-0

  • 136 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    cisse get in

  • 137 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Goal cisse

  • 138 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    yay cisse 1-0

  • 139 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    CISSE to kiss wonga badge

  • 140 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Check,
    On Simmo, I don’t think anybody thought Simmo good enough to be first choice but not many clubs have a back up that could walk straigh into a PL team, but unfortunately for us Mike deemed him to good to sit on our bench but not good enough for wages to keep him here.

  • 141 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    woooooo cisssssse

  • 142 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    cisse was always going to score

  • 143 l3wy // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Hope Gosling has a cracker and starts against rangers so all u haters can put that in ur pipes and smoke it!!

    That’s probably just jinxed him

  • 144 Yorkgeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Cisse just scored

  • 145 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    cisse 2

  • 146 Yorkgeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    A cracker apparently 1-0

  • 147 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    so thats a cross from the byline from sammy that did not work and an assist from him also !

    shows what we would be like with wingers i suppose

  • 148 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Gosling almost!

  • 149 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Kiss the wonga badge lmao!

    at least it wasnt a tap in, that’s good for his confidence.

  • 150 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    sounds like Sammy and gosling are playing well

  • 151 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Mister Tuff
    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against gosling seems an honest hard working lad who’s had bad luck
    But we open the season with one of the toughest fixtures we could if drawn
    No one wants to start the season and these finally couple of fixtures should be used purely to get the starting 11 playing to there strengths
    Unfortunately it looks like we still don’t know who the starting 11 is, not helped by the clubs dithering over transfers, in comings and outgoings

  • 152 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    @l3wy

    This is a below average team we are against, some players tend to look outstanding pre-season after pre-season but cannot cut it when it comes to the real deal. Premier League.

  • 153 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    cheik
    you are just an impatient glory hunter just admit.
    he had such a good period at everton.
    the difference with Newcastle is he has had a very bad injury record.
    as for HBA i have this fact that proves just how poor he really is out wide last season cabaye anita marvo and cisse all created more chances that HBA.

    i am probably one of the very few who doesn’t think of HBA as a great player.

  • 154 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    omg >.< sammy another pinpoit cross from the byline and gosling with a brilliant header just tipped over by the keeper !!!!

  • 155 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    2-0

  • 156 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Jack as I said – don’t complicate things, Gosling will never be good enough, he has been fit, he just looks unfit, that’s the point, he poor.

    Obertan has ability that’s indisputable for me, think he did well last year when given a chance however all the sheep have their knives out for him, so he is given no chance. He is a good sub for sure.

  • 157 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Have u lads got a link??

  • 158 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Debuchy

  • 159 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Debuchy 2-0

  • 160 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    debs 2-0

  • 161 Joe Blog // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Sammy is just like his brother, in the sense that he tries when he can be bothered, which is almost never.

  • 162 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    2-0 debuchy

  • 163 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Are you guys all got a link or you refreshing Twitter/Chronicle Live?

  • 164 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    13wy,
    Why so he can be sold for 900K instead of 500K and totally ruin Vukic or Sissokos pre season.

  • 165 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    anitas thru ball

  • 166 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    check

    don’t complicate things?

    What, Like giving you the truth and facts about the lad?

  • 167 eastend toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    quick fire general knowledge round…

    Seems like Cisse is active. At least he’s getting forward, I suppose. This whole “Wonga” stuff has hurt our pre-season massively. One main striker and he’s nowhere near match fit. Ridiculous.

    what chump said that??

  • 168 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    No links :(

  • 169 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    just updating twitter

  • 170 GeordieAnt // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Debuchy our new striker? “He’s like a new signing.” Lol.

  • 171 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Anyone here on the blog watching the game from the stands? If so, how are we playing? are we hoofing the ball again or we getting some magic dust and keeping the ball on the floor?

  • 172 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Yes! We’re beating St Mirren 2-0! Cisse scored! We don’t need new signings! Gosling almost scores so he clearly is good enough! Our pre-season has been perfect so far so why are people complaining?

    Oh wait…I’m not an idiot.

  • 173 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Woop woop! 2-0! c’mon, let’s all find loads of negative things to say. It’s Only St Mirren after all…

  • 174 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Is not shown any where on TV.

    This helps a little..
    http://www.bet365.com/home/FlashGen4/WebConsoleApp.asp?&cb=1088151366

  • 175 89Norcal // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    GeordieAnt
    Debuchy, Raylor, Shola, Gosling. That’s alot of new signings. What is everyone complaining for

  • 176 cyprus // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    “Anita will be involved. Obertan has got a slight knock.”

    AP, What’s one got to do with the other?

    Anyway, sorry Check, I disagree. This may be one of the worst wingers I’ve ever seen. I’ve dribbled past a player as many times as he has and I don’t even play in the PL! Wish it were not so, but this player has had enough chances.

    PS. If you have footage of him actually dribbling past any player in any game in an NUFC shirt, I will rescind.

  • 177 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    im not watching but from the updates it sounds like we are passing

  • 178 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Obertan has ability that’s indisputable for me, think he did well last year when given a chance however all the sheep have their knives out for him, so he is given no chance

    I agree completely. Obertan is the best Newcastle United player because he can do lots of stepovers.

  • 179 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Beating a team that finished below a team that got humped 0-7 at home to Swedish outfit Malmo, nowt negative Rowan.

  • 180 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    From statistics we are quite strong. Got into the game fast enough. 5 shoots on goal 2 off.

    Created 13 dangerous attacks.

  • 181 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Jack Butler
    Not getting in to who’s worse between gosling or obertan because its pointless
    But no one can say they have seen gosling fit and on form for any amount of time
    The lads is nearly 24 and has only played 60 senior games, that’s just about a season and a half

  • 182 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Think everyone with half a brain knows that Obertan is terrible.

  • 183 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Ruddy

    Ah come on, obviously there are still concerns with our transfers (or lack thereof) but we knew that going into tonight’s game, and we knew that it’s only a friendly, and we knew that Pardew is the manager, Kinnear the DOF (kinda) and Ashley the owner, so we might as well be pleased that we’re 2-0 up and, by all accounts, playing very well. Imagine if we were 2-0 down!? Might as well be happy for good news when it comes.

  • 184 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Up till now the opposition have only got 2 off target. They are giving us too much respect.

  • 185 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    tads

    And thats my point mate, he’s never been fit during his time here so for anyone to say that he’s a very poor player is simply stupid.

    I honestly believe that IF he can stay fit then he will be a very useful squad player for us

  • 186 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Well looks like Sammy is playing well if only he could actually be that good in the premier league as he would solve the left wing problem

    Apart from Dummett that is our 1st choice defense although I would not mind seeing Dummett or Haidara at left back with Santon moved further forward just to see how he does

    Obviously this is based on us not signing anyone this summer although it would be quality if we got Remy and Gomis by this weekend !!

  • 187 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Rowan

    I wouldn’t be livid if we lost 2-0, it’s a pre-season friendly, it means nothing, other than match fitness. Winning 2-0 against St Mirren is not bad news, not good news, it’s simply not news.

    Doesn’t change the fact we’ve signed no one, have had a terribly disjointed pre-season, and a lot of negative media coverage on a number of different fronts.

    Absolutely nowt to be positive about lad.

  • 188 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Jail

    But at least we’re winning! And playing well. We’df only complain if we were losing, so why complain when we’re winning? There’s plenty more time to bemoan our lack of strikers and embarrassing decisions (JK) so might as well enjoy a good thing when it’s happening, however minor it is in comparison to the grand scheme of the season.

  • 189 00chambersl09 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Honestly don’t understand why people even respond to ham and cheese toastie as he’s clearly on the wind up

  • 190 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Gosling fulfilling his potential against the mighty St Mirren?
    And he knows how to score against Citeh, get him the squad for the opening fixture.
    Palace don’t know what they’re missing!

  • 191 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    ..but Obertan does do lots of “side-steps” and “walk-overs” -__-

  • 192 IITianToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    If Obertan had half a brain, he would realise that he doesnt always have to dribble past the player. With his pace he could knock into space and beat his man with speed alone, ala Bale.

  • 193 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Can we score from Corners this Season?

  • 194 l3wy // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    Obertan’s played pre season and I very much doubt hell be playing against man city, sorry just don’t think goslings had a chance to show what he can do through injuries

  • 195 Tommyy // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Obertan has actually regressed at Newcastle under Pardew. At Man Utd he actually did well in the odd game and actually scored and assisted twice in a champions league game.

  • 196 low fell mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    At times you would think this blog was a love supreme.
    So many people want us to F@ck it up ,so they can have the back up to prove themselves right.
    All the Gosling dislikers ,all the Ashley haters ,all the ameobi haters .
    Sad people,support your team!

  • 197 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    ben arfas down

  • 198 martoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Ruddy – I feel the same about Gosling BUT he does sound to be having a good game. He & Obertan are both confidence players – maybe wishful thinking but a good pre-season could be the making of them.

  • 199 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    santon
    i hope myself that it will prove finally that we need a winger too.

  • 200 IITianToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 1m
    Cisse is even taking corner kicks now. #nufc

  • 201 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    @davis_toons: I think that’s because he’s constantly doing a poorly choreographed version of the Macarena.

  • 202 Tommyy // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Gosling is nowhere near good enough to be at Newcastle, did anyone actually watch him at Everton? He was always amazingly slow and clumsy which was shadowed by his tenacity and ability to do the simple things quite well.

  • 203 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    dumett playing really well and looks like our form of defence is attack so far as both our fb’s are getting forward a lot atm.

    gos had loads of potential and if stayed on track like he was at everton would have had to have been considered one of englands hopefull’s and he has the ability you can see that from watching him but theres just something that tells me he’s a fraction behind the game 9/10 times he plays (today is a very good day for him so far) we have cabaye/tiote/sissoko/bigi/anita and maybe even vukic ahead of him imo.

    ober plays great in 2/10 games thats not enough to justify him being in our squad i’m afraid as i would rather risk samyobi (who is incosistant but young and improving) if we dont sign a much needed left winger !

  • 204 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Low fell

    You’ve a very abrasive manner, doesn’t really sit well.

    Martoon

    Cannot see it, it would be a miraculous transformation, but I doubt he’ll ever play more than 15 games a season for us.

  • 205 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Gosling’s a good player. He’s just never had a run of games. Very unfair to say he’s shite when he’s barely kicked a ball for us.

    Sure Anita was awful according to a right few on this blog before he had a run of games lol

  • 206 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    … We bring in a fitness advisor and already players are getting injured too frequently and easily. Wonder if this is got to do with Pardew’s light training sessions which was mentioned by Gutti and also complained about most of the seniors in our squad.

  • 207 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    45mins: The half-time whistle sounds and Newcastle lead 2-0. It’s been comfortable for the Magpies so far against the Scottish League Cup holders and there’s been some slick football on show from Alan Pardew’s side. Papiss Cisse and Davide Santon are the scorers and for the half-time report, click here.

    I remember applying for Dan King’s job. Bloody wish I’d have got it now.

  • 208 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Jack
    That’s not just his time here though, it’s throughout his career, 60 games is his career total
    I’m sorry but you cannot justify paying some 10′s of thousands a week to sit in the quacks office

    He MAY come good, he MAY become a decent squad player but why wait?
    He’s 23/24 he should be established, he’s not
    Free the wages up and get a player in who’s more than just he may be okay if he can stay fit for 5 mind
    Same with gabby
    And tav
    Aaand shola :)

  • 209 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    “The half-time whistle sounds and Newcastle lead 2-0. It’s been comfortable for the Magpies so far against the Scottish League Cup holders and there’s been some slick football on show from Alan Pardew’s side.”
    Slick football sounds promising. Hopefully that means there has been no hoofball, and Pardew has learnt his lesson

  • 210 00chambersl09 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Don’t no why people are getting angry at lack of signings as things are obviously happening and it’s not as if we need 5 6 players like some people are saying

  • 211 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    @Toon King

    I would love us to sign proper get to the byline wingers who just whip it in with overlapping fullbacks just like the Keegan days where we had Gillespie and Ginola if Cisse had that kind of service he would score 25 easy in a season and would probably not be offside as much either

    But I think what will happen is Gomis and Remy and that will probably be our lot

  • 212 HullMag6 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Gosling given time may be a useful squad player like Guthrie was nothing spectacular but put a shift in and did a job shame he chose to be Readings’s bench warmer. He had potential when at the toffees until that injury, if he learns from cabs and socks he’ll do ok for us.

  • 213 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    The problem with Obertan has always been his decision making. There have been a few games where he’s actually been good, set up a couple goals and got past a full back quite a bit.

    But most of the time he does the exact opposite of what you want him to do at the time.

  • 214 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Ruddy

    Fair enough mate. As you say you wouldn’t be distraught at us losing tonight but many on this blog would. If we lose tonight then then next 200-300 posts will be dominated by ‘Pardew out’, ‘we’re a joke’, ‘I hate everything’ etc. I’m just really, really bored of it. I agree with a certain amount of it but there’s no point in saying it over and over and over and over again. I’m not aiming this at you by the way, just making a point in respect to my slightly positive previous comments. Besides, if we’re genuinely playing well then that is a slight positive as it shows the team is gelling and fitness levels are… well, they’re not shocking, at least.

  • 215 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    This match is tooo unrealistic…

    When did opposition not fire shoots more than 2 time at us in the 1st half of a PL game?

    When in the 1 half did we ever fire 6 shot at a PL team? 3 on 3 off.

  • 216 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Would much prefer a win tonight as the negativity of the blog is doing my tits in

  • 217 00chambersl09 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Good performance from the lads so far hopefully well take confidence from this

  • 218 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    martoon,

    Agree about Gosling, career threatening injuries as such a young age knocked the stuffing out him. I still reckon he’s got whats needed at the top level, maybe a season at Birmingham/Boro or a team of that ilk would instill some confidence. Getting through a season in championship could make him understand his injuries are finally behind him.

  • 219 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    @00chambersl09: We need at least 1 forward (ideally 2) and 1 out-and-out left winger. Without that, we’re going to have a hard season.

  • 220 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    tads

    If he is sold then fine I have no issue with that as I’m not saying that he could become a world beater, just gets my back up when people slag him off as being rubbish when we’ve never seen him fully fit and on form.

    He may be a pile of garbage when fit and on form but people need to form that opinion WHEN he’s fit and on form and not base it on a few games here and there when he’s been returning from another serious injury

  • 221 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    If Pardew is going for morale boosting then he better get his team to fire even more shoot and get more goals and not sit on a 2 goal margin..

  • 222 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Rowan Milsted

    If St Mirren were in any way a credible football team I would feel ever so slightly positive about this performance, but in all fairness the SPL is the equivalent to non-league football in my opinion, we’d be better off playing someone like Crewe or Brentford.

    I know how you mean, overly negative opinions are frustrating, but I find blind speculative positivity to be mind numbing as none of it is based on truth.

    But to be honest, my opinion is Pardew out and we’re a joke though.

  • 223 low fell mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    RML@187,
    you are nothing but a big fat liar.
    you would be over the moon if we got beat ,you cannot take it we are winning.
    What will you complain about when WE do sign remy @ Gomis .
    You are so far up JFA arse I can see your feet hanging out .

  • 224 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Thump

    Kinnear should do it. Would be hilarious.

  • 225 ToonDownSouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Thump

    Chances of signing a left winger: 0.

    That’s were Jonas plays!

  • 226 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    @ToonDownSouth: Forgot about Jonas! Our problems are over!

  • 227 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Low fell
    I’m curious
    Why do you think it’s acceptable to simply come on and complain about the blog without actually contributing to fcuk all or answering responses to your questions???

    Gosling haters, shola haters?
    Behave your self everyone who supports any team, in any league, in any country any where at any time could name a player or players they think simply aren’t good enough anymore for the level there team plays it
    Doesn’t make you any less of a fan

  • 228 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    jamie floppy chops hinting remy on his way

  • 229 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    I always thought you had a face for radio thump.

    Maybe ask your mate Steve Wraith for a job on his radio phone in lol

  • 230 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    ben arfa may have injured his hamstring

  • 231 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I apologise for having an opinion that is different to all the sheep on here. Keep that lynch mob mentality going you bunch of Obertan haters.

    Weird how I get panned for having for what I think is a perfectly reasoned opinion on why playing Gosling is pointless, and then the blog turns into an Obertan slag off.

    Strange.

    Jack – Truth and Facts, its only your opinion it doesn’t make it fact. Maybe you think your opinion is fact, well good look in life. you wont get far in your search for happiness.

    Toonking – I don’t think anyone who has endured the shit served up by this god forsaken football club, but for a couple of periods, for the last 35 years could be labelled a glory hunter. Take it, its past your bedtime?

  • 232 Scottiedog // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    God I hope Gosling scores tonight to shut you whingers up!! Pre-season is used to give squad players a chance, so come guys get behind the players!!

  • 233 Miguel // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Jamie redknapp just said on ss1 remy off to newcastle

  • 234 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Knowing Goslings luck he’ll probably get injured second half

  • 235 roblee7 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Cisse scored one with a wonga shirt on…
    He just can’t get a loan, he just can’t get a loan….haha, classic depeche mode!!

  • 236 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Scottie

    Would Gosling become good enough for NUFC by scoring in a pre-season friendly against St Mirren?

    Cheick

    Obertan is rubbish lad, give up.

  • 237 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    If injury was another case then many should not snough Owen off.

    He plays hard when he was on the field and most importantly he offers something to our game.

    Just too much for a luxury player for us to often stay at the sideline..

  • 238 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Low fell m*g,
    Were you one of those little Sergeant Majors that incited people to hit him in front of everybody ?

  • 239 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Roblee7
    Lol classic mate!

  • 240 HullMag6 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Obertan has got worse I’d have to agree, he’s turned into Headless chicken/endless running and no end product and bad decision making. Sell or loan to a championship club to sort himself out.

  • 241 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    2nd half starts

  • 242 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Miguel
    Why is Jamie Redknapp on SSN?

  • 243 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    ben arfa out for the 2nd half

  • 244 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    when one of our “lesser” players starts having a good game i suppose we all hope its the turning point for them ! there was a few games in europe where ober was our star man and i though this is where he starts playing but he went bad again >.<

    from so far the team are playing well as a whole and playing attacking football without being in the circus at the back loads of great individual displays (but then again shola scored 3/4 and i still dont like him)

    samiobi is my hope out of this game and dummett who i think have a genuin shot of a breakthrough sammy is basically out only left winger so if we get half of what he's putting into this game out of him every game we will be ok.

  • 245 Scottiedog // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    @Ruddy
    Gosling was once seen as Englands best players and Evertons prized youngsters and players do not lose that skill!!! If he can stay injury free he will come good

  • 246 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    santon
    the result will make no difference at all to the amount of negativity that is being posted a loss might mean pardew is the target but if we won then it would go into pardew for saying something like the team look in good shape or what ever he does come out with.
    the signs are already shown from idiots saying oh gosling is like a new signing.

    TBH it will probably be like this until the summer hols finish.

  • 247 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    HBA took a knock at the end of the first half, probably taken off as a precaution, no need for mass hysteria just yet ;)

  • 248 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Check,

    I don’t hate Obertan, i just think he’s a gash footballer!

  • 249 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    ToonThompson

    No he isn’t, so quit with the sh*t stirring. Get attention by being interesting, not by being a prat.

  • 250 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    ss1

  • 251 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Scottiedog
    No, the first half of pre season is about that
    This is the final 3 games, the run in for the season start, we should be getting the starting 11 into a tempo and pattern now so when the season starts there in full flow

  • 252 Yohan Kebab // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    notice the improvement at the back no tayls

  • 253 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Scottie

    Maybe. However, people will not be convinced of his ability simply if he scores against St Mirren.

  • 254 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Ruddy

    I wouldn’t say that SPL is equivalent to non-league – more like league 1/champ – but yeah, a few gritty matches against competitive champo sides wouldn’t go amiss. To be fair though, we have just played Blackpool and I reckon SC Braga will be a pretty tough game. Ideal friendly I think.

    I’m pleased that we’re (apparently) passing well and Cisse has bagged a goal. Good for his confidence. These are minor, but still very real, positives in a seemingly endless sea of negativity.

    OK, just to wind you up. Statement of frustratingly overly negativity – NUFC to erect a statue of Joe Kinnear outside SJP. Statement of mind-numbing positivity – Obertan to be the next Messi (sorry Check!).

  • 255 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Mackems have a new director of football

    http://www.virginmedia.com/images/bossnass-grant.jpg

  • 256 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    JT
    Ah cheers mate

  • 257 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Remy signing tomorrow!

  • 258 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Okay so where is Redknapp saying Remy is away#?I am looking online and see nothing on the Skysports website?

  • 259 00chambersl09 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Thump I agree we need 2
    Strikers and a winger and if rumours are to be beleived well make headway with 2 strikers this week hopefully anyways

  • 260 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    santon with a decent cross from the “right side” and gos with a great run but heads over (should have scored but atleast he was in the box)

  • 261 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    gomis deal still on

  • 262 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    @258 santon

    redknapp is talking about the 85+mil real put in for bale nothing to do with us.

  • 263 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Thats Remy hopefully done now its Niang after AC Milan complete there second qualifiers match, then with Zoet hopefully and maybe a young winger or Sinclair in.

  • 264 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Lol!
    @MsiDouglas: Pardew back-heels a ball back into play on the touchline to cheers from the home fans. Then Debuchy scores a second! #NUFC
    Get pardew signed up!!!

  • 265 scubydu // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    had sky sports news on for last hour no j rednapper saying remy away ?

  • 266 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Rowan

    The SPL is terrible, any league that allows a team managed by Neil Lennon to win the title, and St Johnstone to qualify for the EL clearly isn’t worth playing in.

    I would say that the Championship and League 1 are more competitive leagues.

    Nice enough to see a half decent performance, but it counts for nothing if we cannot do it in the PL.

  • 267 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    ruddy
    no I meant he is out onto the pitch ready for second half

  • 268 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Ruddy – you maybe right about Squidward, however I still think he has something, and he has pace that nobody in our team has, he was excellent at Arsenal away and other games, but people always seem to remember him hiding, which granted he has done, but I for one would stick him on the bench, would much sooner see him coming on than Shola.

    Most the lads on here have maybe heard from one of there hater mates who actually goes to games that he’s not very good, I tell you he hasn’t been that bad, and played in every game when we went on our great start 2 seasons ago, it was no coincidence, defenders have to drop off because of his pace which frees up more space for other players, that my opinion and im sticking to it for the time being. :)

    Gosling is too slow and technically terrible, he couldn’t lace Guthries boots.

  • 269 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Remy signing tomorrow

    I a bottle of Remy Martin maybe

  • 270 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Heres our new winger lads…Carr scouted Mahrbeen from Trazbonspur and told Joe to sign.him up .Im done .

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRdjtSyOOm0nyRYPeLw0sEpGsg6sOU8JWEIQLcTREnmBWF-KURZ

  • 271 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    David Pick ?@davidpick1987 18m
    Jamie Redknapp just hinted at Remy to Toon on SS1 lads. Get carried away and stuff.
    Retweeted by Texas Toon

  • 272 Scottiedog // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    At the end of the day we need a squad that can play together and well! If we only play our best 11 in games like this we will be fcuked when players get injured like last season!!!!
    @Ruddy
    He actually played really well in our under 21 squads in the last few seasons and got a few under 21 call ups. We need to nurture players not torment them

  • 273 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    gonufc (not Arf’ bad)

    I think you’ve summed Obers up perfectly. He’ll always carry an air of danger with him as he’s so quick and can score goals (honest!) but as you say his decision making is woeful and 90% of the time there is no end product. Sometimes he just seems to give up, too. I really think we should look for new wingers but as for selling him… I’m not so sure. He’s alright to have as a sub and we wouldn’t get much for him anyway. Having said that, if we start him against City I will cry.

  • 274 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    abeids off on loan

  • 275 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Lads this is from is official account

    @reelM_abeid: Very Happy to signed for panathinaikos ,looking forward for this season!

    Is this a permanent move or a loan deal??

  • 276 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    The thing that Gosling does that none of our other midfielders seem to do is get in the box to support our strikers wish Cabaye/Sissoko would make late runs into the box more although I always feel that they are under instructions from Pardew not to join in the attack as much because when Cabaye tends to get in the box we tend to get goals such as last season against Mackems/Liverpool and Villa

  • 277 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    @275 loan m8 its from few hours ago

  • 278 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    tads

    It’s a one year loan deal

  • 279 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    @lee_ryder: A Tiote shot not only clears the bar but also the stand behind the goal – somebody will find a momento from tonight’s game outside #nufc

    Please stop shooting tiote!

  • 280 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    ToonThompson

    Then you have my sincerest apologies if that is the case, it was rather ambiguous given you were talking about him being injured.

    Check

    Obertan does have pace, but little else, he lacks confidence and always will in my opinion, he is short sighted in the sense that he doesn’t lift his head to pick the right cross and he cannot really beat the full back, which makes his pace pointless.

    I don’t think either Obertan or Gosling are good enough, but I agree that Guthrie was much better than Gosling.

    Scottie

    I think Gosling is beyond nurturing, he’s taking up a place in the squad someone else could be occupying.

  • 281 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Rowan I agree, small crumbs will keep me in check, if we seem to be playing the ball around on the deck, moving it around at pace and showing intent on how we are going to approach the season that is good news.

    Also the more Cisse hits the Onion Bag in pre-season the better, if the boys confidence is up he is amazing, as proven by the best collection of goals ever seen in the PL by one player 12 months ago when he first turned up.

    I for one love Papiss Cisse, and dislike the traitor known as Demba Ba.

  • 282 yo-yo // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    check

    Just because we mostly disagree doesn’t make me a sheep – any more than my opinions make you a goat.

    I’m also disappointed that Obertan has the speed and skill but not the football brain to use them properly. As a confidence player he tends to lack resilience – all his drawbacks are mental and I’d hope a decent sports psychologist could sort most of them out – though the poor judgement is a tricky one. I think all his faults but the dodgy decision making can be sorted – but not that.

    You have to think about it from Gosling’s view as well – I’m sure he’d have loved a decent run in a settled side where he could carve a niche and build on his stronger points and round off his faults. Hasn’t hgappened and I fear his career ought to be mnore at Championship level now – but he certainly has more than his share of bad luck.

  • 283 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    12 vs 2 shoots

  • 284 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    ruddy its fine I should of written it differently

  • 285 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    What got lost in translation with the Gomis deal was the fact he was having complications with some dentistry work , thats why he missed the meeting with the owner ..now he can’t say fairer than that ..can he …..

    http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3002/image0087fp.jpg

  • 286 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I read the exact same words on twatter toonthompson

  • 287 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    ToonThompson

    Entirely my fault lad

  • 288 yo-yo // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Thump

    am wioth you on three forwards one striker and one or two wide players strikers / Faux 9s or real 10s. The left footed left winger would be nice but canlt see us getting Bale

  • 289 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    reading through the commentry on nufc.co.uk and it seems like gosling is playing well, seems to be getting involved

    and before all you idiots linch me i know its against a poor side. but if the lad is putting a shift in you cant complain

  • 290 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    i must admit gosling and sammy are running this game if only they had it in them to do it consistantly more.

  • 291 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Sometimes is the football brain then physiology.

    eg. Roy Kean (Man Utd)
    Can he dribble or run any faster than Obertan? No cant.

  • 292 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Ruddy was like a angry pitbull lol

  • 293 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Toonlad

    “…all you idiots…”

    Well aren’t you a delight?

  • 294 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    vickic gouffran and alnick coming on

  • 295 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Belfast

    Aren’t I always? lol

  • 296 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Ruddy,
    You probably read NUFC.com, which as a fan website site try to remain impartial but aren’t afraid to criticize the regime, and why should they after attending nearly every home and away game since god knows when, they made an interesting point about why Alfam…. and Abeid were getting on the bench when told they could leave , is iit club policy , what are the reasonings ?

  • 297 toonthompson // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    and campbell

  • 298 Toon Tang // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    ruddy 222

    hahaha funny post if ever I saw one. I know what your saying about spl being the equivalent of the unibond league

  • 299 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    hope cambell scores

  • 300 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    santon
    the i think cabaye and sissoko were always instructed to remain deep was the FBs were the only players that were doing much on the by line also HBA was giving a lot of possession away.

  • 301 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    ruddy

    maybe i shouldnt have said all, but im sure you can understand that ‘some’ people who post on here are very narrow minded and dont appreciate other peoples views

  • 302 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Does anyone know where young bigi is?

  • 303 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Yes Ruddy but you didn’t even bark first this time. You just started to bite

  • 304 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    What are the chances of Pardew subbing Campbell 15 minutes after he comes on as a sub ;)

  • 305 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    @Belfast: Mate, you’ve no idea. Terry Wogan once mentioned that with my face, he could have taken his career much, much farther!

  • 306 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Jail

    Does that not highlight the serious deficiencies we have in our squad? As far as I am concerned the bench should be extremely competitive, either with players capable of stepping into the first team, or very talented youngsters.

    With the likes of Abeid, Amalfitano and Gosling on the bench we’re hardly going to be competitive.

  • 307 mattnufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Think Bigi had a later holiday as he was involved a England under-something competition.

  • 308 Papiss9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Let’s say we’ll play 4-2-3-1.

    Krul
    Debuchy—-Mbiwa——–Colo—-Santon
    ————Sissoko——-Tiote——————
    HBA————–Cabaye————–marvaux
    Cisse

    IMO this team is midtable at least…

    backup team:

    elliot
    raylor——taylor———–willo———–haidara
    —————-Anita————Bigirimana———–
    Obertan————-vuckic—————–Jonas
    Gouffran

    Still got shola, sammy,campbell, dummett, amalfitano, gosling (out?), abeid (loan), ferguson (loan), good, tav, etc.

    Yes we need players, but the squad is not small and dont agree it’s a crisis: Need a striker, winger, CB (because colo and taylor often are injured and dont want willo to play a lot of games)

    I think this season will be a lot better than last year. The french guys from january get’s the preseason and the team will be a better unit

  • 309 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Ruddy

    We won’t pay out to solve the starting 11′s deficiency’s let alone the issues we have with the bench :(

  • 310 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth: It’s a season long loan deal, mate. Could be canny for all involved.

  • 311 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Why doesn’t Campbell get a full 90 in these sort of games? See if he can forge a partnership with Cisse?
    It makes me think that he’s definitely away on loan and not in Pardew’s plans for the season.

  • 312 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    i think alnwick may be a weak link tbh he looks so shaky every time he plays in the big stage.

    need to combine elliott’s distribution with krull’s keeping we’d have the perfect keeper then.

  • 313 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    It’s the worst league in the world now that Rangers have been kicked down the divisions.

    It’s like Man United and nine conference teams. The fact that Celtic still get a champions league spot for winning that league is a piss take tbh

  • 314 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    @RBairner: #Lyon lack money to sign Henri #Bedimo, according to @Blancharddon. Could really do with offloading #Gomis since they’ve resolved to do so.

  • 315 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Ruddy

    I agree that the championship and, having thought about it some more, league one are more competitive and physical leagues than the SPL. I still think likening it to non-league football is a bit too far though. After all, players like Jelavic, Waynama and Hooper were knocking around in the SPL. You wouldn’t find those players in non-league football.

    Whether or not we can do it in the PL this season remains to be seen and I won’t be passing judgement ’til we’ve finished our pre-season and made some signings (fingers crossed on that one). Without wanting to jinx anything, we’ve done well to hold on to Cabs so far.

  • 316 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Belfast

    Very droll.

    Toonlad

    I agree, some people can be very frustrating with closed minded views. Personally I don’t like Gosling, but it doesn’t make me an idiot surely? It’s just my opinion.

  • 317 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    It’s with a view to a permanent deal thump

  • 318 Toon Tang // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    belfast hahahaha very true

  • 319 JFK junior // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Moaning when we are WINNING a game?!??

    Some of you are ridiculous!

  • 320 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    @310 uncertain

    cambell is my hopes for the future but i really dont think he’s ready atm

  • 321 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Seems like Pardew has decided Yanga and Collo are his first choice Centre Backs, think he’s right as well, wonder if he sees playing Santon further up the pitch as an option, I do think the lad would be great left midfield in a 442, lets face it he has pretty much played there the last two years due to Jonas being no threat.

  • 322 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Thump/JB
    Cheers lads, yeah good experience for abied decent looking player, might even get some European experience!

  • 323 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Belfast
    “The fact that Celtic still get a champions league spot for winning that league is a piss take tbh”

    that is why it was call the champions league. again it is down to money that team like celtic struggle.

  • 324 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    newton on for tiote

  • 325 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Gomis Remy and niang all signing soon.

  • 326 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    tads

    A few more of our youngsters should be going out on loan as they’ll get no where playing in our reserves. Young Campbell should be loaned out to a championship side for the season imo, send him down to Lee Clarke for a year

  • 327 Yorkgeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/video-replay/do-not-miss-this-joey-barton-reveals-all-about-ashley-the-players-chris-hughton-dennis-wise/
    Miles off topic, but this is a video of Joey Barton on why Houghton got sacked and other things, don’t know if it is all true, but it’s not difficult to believe

  • 328 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    MacToon,
    Are you about ?

  • 329 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    JFK Juniour
    No ones moaning mate, but like it or not gosling is at a crossroads now
    He’s now in the last year of his contract so they will either want him moved out or offer him contract
    Be realistic what do you think the chances are of a new contrac

  • 330 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    ruddy

    i agree that you amongst others will have their own opinion on gosling and thats fine, i personaly dont think hes had a chance to prove himself.

    i wasnt calling people idiots based on the fact they might dislike him it was down to people saying stuff like ‘its only against a poor side’

    as i witness alot of on this blog due to the fact they dont see the bigger picture

  • 331 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    So where are the rumors of Niang signing coming from?

    Would be a good player to get mind you

    My only worry is if we get all of these top class players that Pardew is going to upset them because he never seems to be able to rotate players and keep them happy like if Cisse gets dropped for Gomis I can see him kicking off and Gomis and Remy will be wanting to get as much game time as possible with the World Cup looming

  • 332 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Just flashed up up on SSN that we haven’t withdrawn from gomis negotiations

  • 333 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Croftus,

    Yeah, think we’re fingers crossed all round for Campbell to Breakthrough mate. I’d imagine they’ll be very particular about where he goes on loan. It has to be a tophalf/promotion challenging championship side i reckon. He needs higher level/more competitive games than the u21′s and he needs them now. Be a travesty if he misses the boat!

  • 334 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Toonlad

    Well I also happen to think that we can’t judge anything from this game due to St Mirren being so poor.

    Out of interest, what do you see as the bigger picture?

  • 335 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    reme streete has come on but erm…so has williamson :-(

  • 336 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Met Joe in the Diamond in Ponteland..He knows all about this blog ..He sends his love and had this pic taken for you all…

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  • 337 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    JFK junior // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    ..everyone have its rights to voice their concern. Its true that we are taking a team much lesser than us to boost morale and hopefully we can get it real going.

  • 338 hotdog // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Santon – http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/130730/newcastle-considering-loan-move-ac-milan-starlet-202680

  • 339 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth: My understanding is that we’ve left the offer on the table to focus on other targets. Think it’s all just an act of leverage.

  • 340 gazza85 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Campbell should go to Birmingham…. they’re gonna need another striker with King being arrested for a hit and run.

  • 341 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    How the hell can Barton of all people accuse anyone of acting without dignity???

  • 342 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Top picture that!

  • 343 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Why not send Campbell to Middlesbrough ? . Keep him local.

  • 344 hotdog // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Just reading throught the posts on Gosling – Id still give the lad a bit of time. I aint seen that much of him but i like the way he gets into the box from midfield.

    Obertan – Give ya heads a shake. Ive seen plenty of him, he has had loads of chances and he is dink!

  • 345 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Gomis Remy and niang will definitely sign and a goalkeeper from PSV

  • 346 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    God I miss Joey Barton… atleast he was a lump of turd that was somewhat entertaining…

    Now we are left with JFK and Pardew…

  • 347 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    think toon have done a ;

    remy release clause is 6,8mil
    so we put in 6.8mil for gomis if turned down we go remy ect ect

    strange how a 6mil for niang has been put in also ! get the cheapest of the 3 maybe going through there minds.

  • 348 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Why what had Barton said ?

  • 349 JackButler // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    tads

    With Lyon being in serious financial trouble that offer will stand until the window shut’s……………..they have to sell him now as he’s been ordered to train with the reserve’s they are simply praying that someone comes in with more money for the lad but what we have offered is a massive amount for a player with a year left on his contract

  • 350 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Hotdog
    He doesn’t have time though mate!
    He’s in his last year and Ashley will look to move him on

  • 351 croftus5678 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    i would think we would only sign 1 striker tbh (hope i’m wrong)

  • 352 JFK junior // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    TADS – I didn’t even mention gosling.

    I meant that if we lose a game, we are awful etc, but if we win a game, THE OPPOSITION are awful.

    Think some need to give our lads a bit more credit at times. That’s all mate.

  • 353 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Barton is a egomaniac. Its pretty much that simple really, still bitter about leaving for a ‘bigger, club and ending up at QPR. Better off without the loose cannon, for all his stories I bet there are some crackers about how much of a knob he was whilst at the club.

    What his little video does show, is that Fat Mike and Rat Face even screwed up sacking him, could they do nothing right.

  • 354 Toonfan8 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    bring Remy, Niang and Uche from Venlo….that would give us options and power upfront…Remy,Niang on loan with options on permanent deals and buy Uche…Niang and Remy can play as wingers too….looking good…Gomis would be very good, as a bonus…our team with those signing look promising and then bring one young CB in january like Zouma

  • 355 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Just watching that interview.

    Giving his view on Mike Ashley, sacking of hughton etc.

  • 356 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Check

    I agree re Yanga and Colo; it seems that they will be the CB pairing this season. I’m still a big fan of Saylors and had a disagreement with Rotonda about it but I reckon Pards is looking to get Yanga playing there instead. He has the makings of a great PL CB so I guess it’s for the best.

    I really don’t see us loaning out Santon – that would be madness. I think we’ll keep him at LB for his overlapping runs. he’s a descent, if not brilliant, crosser of the ball and I think the fact that our LB looks like one of our best wingers is even more reason to sign a decent winger ASAP.

  • 357 toonlad // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    ruddy

    it shouldnt matter as much if its a side like st mirren or barcelona it should be a bonus that some of our key players are getting much needed game time.

    who we play in pre season wont reflect on how our season will pan out

  • 358 davis_toons // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    M’baye Niang ….Welbeck style

  • 359 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    How come no one is sniffing round Obertan?, could it be because he is gash! Fergie must still get a giggle out of that one!
    Other teams must think Gomis ain’t worth 7 million.

  • 360 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Toonlad

    I’m glad Cisse and HBA started, but I’ll not get too excited if they have world class performances against St Mirren haha

  • 361 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Uncertain Toon

    I put the link up to the picture and could not get there on account of the link so long,! did you see it ?

  • 362 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Are we signing 3 forwards then….???

  • 363 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    If we do sign Gomis is Cisse going to be stuck out wide again, I hope not, would prefer Remy so he could play down the left of a front three.

    Personally would slap 12 million in for Victor Moses he is just the kiddy we need to play down that left side and must be surplus at Chelski.

  • 364 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Joke in ear

    Is it that Qpr fanzine video ??

    That’s about two years old mate

  • 365 archaeomag // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    @Yorkgeordie
    Good link – interesting stuff from Joey as usual..

  • 366 ochytoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Barton’s a bit of a twat but I do like that he’s always been honest with us and he played class in that first season back in the prem.

  • 367 Toonfan8 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Mbaye Niang is Balloteli style without problems…but not so good now like SuperMario :D

  • 368 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Never claimed it was recent…
    was just the first I’ve heard/seen it.

  • 369 hotdog // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    TADS – Yeah you are probably right. I dont think he is a starter but a decent option on the bench. He has had some bad luck with injuries so i hope he gets a Prem team to see what he can do.

    Gotta say its a good sign that we are not conceding goals no matter the oppo :-)

  • 370 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Rowan – Loaning out Santon?? who said that?

  • 371 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    what is a bonus sheet that the greedy git wanted players to sign.

  • 372 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Aye a remember watching it ages ago.

    I quite liked him tbh

  • 373 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Glad Campbell got a decent run tonight. Hopefully he’ll get more game time against Gers. We need to loan him out or play him; we really can’t afford to have him sat on the bench and not playing competitive games this season.

  • 374 roblee7 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Cisse scores one with his wonga top on, he just can’t get a loan, he just can’t get a loan….anyone else think this is a bit of a classic?

  • 375 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    online guy,

    No mate, struggle with all that gobbeldygook for a bit and gave up. Where is it? I’ll hunt it down.

  • 376 Ben_BKK // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I wonder what Kets thinks of us loaning out Abeid.

    Interesting that he’s gone to Panathinaikos, let’s hope he gets game time, would be good experience playing if he was playing in the Champions League!

  • 377 darrenfletcher88 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I love this blog and I no everyone has a right to an option but god it’s laughable the transfer talk on here!!! Total rubbish!!we are clutching at straws about signing a striker for 7mill and Madrid are bidding 85 mill on one player,are club is in a poor state!! No ambition and run by complete toss!! Yes we do have some top top players at are club but once again no ambition and planning is are down fall, yes we have missed out on a few but if we paided the wages and the fees we would get players in,the stadium and fan base is not enough to convince players to sign anymore.90% of the deal is money and unfortunately are club won’t spent it!!

  • 378 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I was disappointed with Barton as he decided to dig his heels in as a matter of pricipal and self proclaimed ” self sufficient ” player and that he would not leave unless a CL club came in for him, yet as soon as Warnock offered him 70K + a week he took it and went.

  • 379 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    check

    Ah I completely misread something someone said earlier, realised I had made a mistake and hoped that nobody would pick up on it… but you did! Balls. Nope, no rumours about loaning him out. Just me going mad.

  • 380 Rowan Milsted // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Thanks Ed. A new article will hopefully spare my blushes…

  • 381 HullMag6 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Sign all three then its an attacking four initially
    Arfa Remy flanking cisse and gomis in the middle?

    Backup attack niang ameobi gouffran & marv deep

    That’s scary. ……

    On that basis we could field two very different competitive teams a squad strong enough for European campaigns……

    I’m approaching delerium – someone pass me a bottle of dog quick.

  • 382 ONLINE GUY // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    un-toon…..

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ4_zBPZbrAwhjKvBLiugsFxZF60Fucr6yldk6ghjlq3caKduo5

    not the original i posted uncertain ..will try and find link




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