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Papiss Cisse – I Feel Great And Ready To Go

1:54 pm, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 111 Comments

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse will play tonight at St. Mirren,  and he has revealed he consulted Islamic teachers before deciding the wear the Wonga sign on his Newcastle shirt and training gear this season.

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Papiss Cisse greets Yohan Cabaye wearing Wonga training kit

Cisse missed the Portugal training camp a couple of weeks ago, which really brought attention to his refusal to wear the Wonga sign on his shirt, but then last Thursday he finally agreed to wear the shirt.

Papiss has given an exclusive interview on the Newcastle web-site today, and the 28 year-old had this to say:

“I have had some useful discussions with my club, my family and Islamic teachers in the last few weeks. After a huge amount of thought and reflection I have made the decision to follow my teammates and wear the kit.

“Now I think it is important for the team and the fans that we concentrate 100% on football.” “Although I did not go to Portugal on the training camp, I was back here working hard on my fitness and preparing for the start of the new season.”

“Since then it has been great to be training with my teammates again. I feel great and ready to go, and cannot wait to be out there against St. Mirren on Tuesday and to play my part for the team.”

The probable truth about him finally agreeing to wear Wonga was when photos of him surfaced apparently betting at a Newcastle casino, and that blew up his case, and shortly after that he agreed to wear the Wonga shirt.

And in our poll,  a vast majority of Newcastle fans thought he had undermined his case by visiting Aspers Casino in Newcastle – because betting is also against Sharia law.

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But that’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now - it’s over with – and we are looking forward to seeing Papiss Cisse smash in those great goals for Newcastle, hopefully starting tonight at St. Mirren.

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111 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nickfish90 // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Come on Kinnear, get us a player. Franny Jeffers?

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    @ King

    Not many teams use two strikers these days and I think those three behind Cisse will help him hit 20 goals provided they can stay fit.

    I hate when we desperately need a goal and our only striking option from the Bench is Shola, then for him to come on and look like he is treading water within 10 minutes. Gouffran is the much better option from the subs IMO

  • 3 luke.r // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Been linked with Niang from Milan. Would be sweet if we were able to get him on loan with a view to buy after this season. He is an excellent prospect!

  • 4 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Also glad to hear the Wonga saga is behind him and we can move on.

  • 5 Tommyy // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    We just need some link up and fluidity, then Cisse plus another striker could score quite a few each.

  • 6 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    G/day guys

    Still nothing happening of any importance then?

  • 7 Tommyy // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I second Niang! Awesome pace, like a less developed PEA. Never going to happen though.

  • 8 geordiesteve520 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Was just about to mention the Niang link, would be a belter. Apparently we want loan with view to buy, Milan want’outright sale. Hmmm

  • 9 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    The Niang transfer will only happen after Milan’s second Champions League Qualifer match. This is in less than 2 weeks. So Remy in then Zoet and finally Niang.

  • 10 nick_9 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Tommy – Fluidity is something we’ve lacked. Jonas breaks up play passing it between his feet half the time, he’s much better when he is direct. Tiote is another one who has a habit of sending it long and breaking it up. Krul and Willo was masssive culprits early on in the season for giving it away easily. Our ball retention and movement needs addressing and some of the quotes from player about training last season has to raise serious questions about the staff and their methods/

  • 11 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Don’t know much about Niang.

    Whats his attributes?

  • 12 ArtyH // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Not bothered about reason, but back Cisse to get around 20 goals this season.

  • 13 Yohan Kebab // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    niang, strong fast tallish raw as far as i could see

  • 14 alext109 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    BPC:

    Spot on re attacking power coming on from the bench. A lot of games Pardew would throw on a midfielder when we really needed someone who can open up the game and get us a goal.

    I really wish we get someone to partner Cisse up front playing in a forward two. Although a team with cisse in front of players like cabaye, sissoko, ben arfa etc could work out very well for him, I would like to see two full out-and-out strikers up front this season. We thought a 4-4-2 formation would work with Cisse & Ba but it never came.

    Get the players in!!!

  • 15 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    As I see it, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the following:

    Cignac to Lille
    Gomis to Marseille
    Remy to West Ham on loan
    Bent to Fulham
    Noone to us

  • 16 luke.r // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Niang likes to run at players as well. hes skillful and confident. Plays upfront and also on the wing, youd think he’d be perfect for us to back up our attackers.

  • 17 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    If this Niang is so good then, you would have to ask the question why Milan would let him go

  • 18 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    @Expatmag

    The same reason Davide Santon would leave to come here

  • 19 nut meg // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Expat @15
    Who is Noone,never heard of him. lol

  • 20 TurkishFan101 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Has left to come here**

  • 21 Magpietillidie22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I’m sure others have talked about this, but put yourself in the shoes of modern players. Especially foreign players.

    They hear about NUFCs interest, they think about the stadium (check) fan base (check) Alan Shearer played there (check) they think why not. They turn up with their entourage ready to do business and are met by a bloke that looks like an ancient hobbit called Joe. Joe says hello, cocks his name up, takes him inside to his new hut/office and gets down to business. Joe goes on charm offensive, tells the player he knows all about him (glancing down at Graham Carrs paperwork because he has no idea) but after 30 mins of meeting good old Joe the player is still unconvinced.

    The player then asks to meet Alan Pardew but Joe says no need, as he is in charge and really at the end of the day he – JFK – knows far more. He’s been there, done it and got the whole effin outfit. The player looks for hidden cameras, says he’ll be in touch and gets on first flight out to find another club.

  • 22 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    BPC
    if we do go for just 1 striker up front I would rather put goufran their myself cisse is an out and out goal scorer so will do very little movement but when you have wide men that are going to constantly keep running into the centre cisse will always get placed offside. the evidence for it is by just looking back at last season how many times HBA went into the centre.

  • 23 always look on the bright side of life // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    I know he has been fined by Milan for breaking Curfews and going to nightclubs and I believe there was something about driving without a licence over in Milan and pretending to be someone else apparently. Not sure however talented he is that its someone we want although he skill is undeniable. For the price it seems a bargain but does beg the question why Milan would take it.

  • 24 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Thauvin recently changed his agent to Willie McKay.

  • 25 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    this should be the team tonight
    elliot
    debuchy colo mbiwa santon
    anita tiote
    HBA cabaye marveaux
    cisse

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Niang is absolutely quality
    There’s no way in a million years they would put an option to buy for €6 mil as has been reported

  • 27 mindshaft // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Expecting nobody to come in, Pards will be left to face the media and will spout off about not losing any of our purple players and Shola showing great goal scoring form in pre season is like having 5 new signings
    “Obviously Shola getting injured in warm up to ManCity game was a massive blow to the squad yada yada yada”

  • 28 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    NUTMEG

    I am still of the opinion Ashley is setting the club up for a quick sale and that all this transfer speculation os just that,,,,,,,speculation because he doesn’t want to spend anymore money

  • 29 alext109 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    King

    I think most fans who watched the latter games of last season would agree that Cisse up front as a lone striker doesn’t work. He is caught offside on too many occasions and when things don’t go his way he can get frustrated.
    I was at the home game against Fulham when he scored in the last minute. Yes he got us the win but he could have been in trouble in the first half with his frustrations getting the better of him at times.

    He needs support up front and although I admire Gouffran for his consistent work rate and movement I think he is more likely to be on the bench. That is if we get a striker “over the line” by the end of the window :/

  • 30 luke.r // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    They don’t want to sell niang, they want him loaned out, it’s being reported we would want to buy him after the loan though which I don’t think got dismissed by Milan so you never know!

  • 31 marc // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Niang!

    he aint coming here lads how gullible are you lot if he is actually for sale he’ll go to a better team than us plus a whole host of teams would be in for him we would have no chance

  • 32 Toon Avenger // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Niang…for 6 million Euros…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • 33 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Tads

    There was a newspaper (I know!!) report out around march this year that AC were looking to cash in on the player.

    He looked good in the champions league, like a young Martins.

    We got santon for around that fee so anything is possible.

  • 34 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    nut meg @19..

    noone is shola’ syoungest brother, no pace, cant kick with either foot, and looks like hes runnign up a snowy hill both ways to school as well…

    hes ours for sure!

  • 35 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    I would go for

    Krul

    Debuchy, Colo, Mbiwa, Santon

    Sissoko, Anita

    Gouffran, Cabaye, Ben Arfa

    Cisse

    With the pace of Goofy and Arfa, 4231 could easily be transformed into 433 with Cabaye pulling the strings just behind.

    There are goals in that team

  • 36 Joe Blog // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Niang’s crap. He’s the French version of Ranger.

  • 37 Jamie McKellar // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Dont want to be a nay sayer but im worried we wont have the quality next season :/

  • 38 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    If I were a young up and coming striker I would join nufc.

    There are not many high profile teams where a player like niang will start regularly but he would at nufc because of our lack of st options.

  • 39 nut meg // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Expat @28
    I won’t argue with that,nothing & i mean NOTHING this man does will shock me.The more people slag him off the more he digs his heals in.The bottom line is that he will do whatever he wants to do…….because he can.

  • 40 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Bollance
    If there looking to cash in it will be for mega bucks

    The lad has been an important player for them this season and fought off Christ knows how many clubs to get him

    Would be a huge coup, but just can’t see it happening

  • 41 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    JAMIE

    I think we have quality but we lack quality depth.

  • 42 thepict // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Been announced on lunchtime look north that Steve Harper is to have a charity match at St. James Park on 11 09 2013 . NUFC 11 versus Milan 11. All proceeds to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, North East Children’s Hospital, and NUFC Foundation. TICKETS £10 and £5 on sale from SJP
    BOX OFFICE from Friday.

  • 43 expatmag // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    NUTMEG

    Seems that way, doesn’t it?

    Just when we seem to be getting some stability and the fans show him a measure of forgiveness towards him, he then drops another bombshell,

    The only problem this year is there seems to have been more bombshells than usual.

    I think he is getting fed up with us

  • 44 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    expat, jaime,

    we also lack quality management.

  • 45 pawl250 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    At home I would go for (current team)

    ——————— Krul ———————–
    —————————————————
    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Coloccini – Santon
    —————————————————
    —- Cabaye —- Tiote —- Sissoko ——-
    —————————————————
    Ben Arfa ——- Cisse ——— Gouffran (Remy if signed)

    Away from home

    ———————- Krul ———————–
    Debuchy — Mbiwa – Coloccini – Haidara
    ————— Cabaye – Tiote —————–
    Ben Arfa —— Sissoko ———- Santon
    ——————– Cisse ———————-

  • 46 mattyNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    joe blog

    i can only assume you came to that conclusion based on his goals record at milan. kudos for displaying your wonderful skillset in generalization. If you’d actually seen him play, i’m quite sure you would not be saying the same such a thing

  • 47 bollance // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Tads

    We were apparently in for him when he went to AC.

    He would be a gamble worth taking in my opinion if he wanted to come. For a young lad he has racked up a lot of appearances already in top flight football.

  • 48 pawl250 // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    OR away from home

    —————————- Krul —————————
    ————- Mbiwa – STaylor – Coloccini ———–
    Debuchy ————————————— Santon
    —————————————————————
    ————– Cabaye – Tiote – Sissoko—————-
    —————————————————————
    ————————–Ben Arfa ————————
    —————————- Cisse —————————

  • 49 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    at the minute the team I would seeas best for us is

    ________krul
    debuchy__mbiwa__colo_santon
    ___________tiote/sissoko________
    HBA______cabaye_______marvo
    _________cisse___goufran

    but the more I look at it the more i feel that it is going to be as bad as last season unless we get the winger and forward we need.
    HBA just isn’t suited for the same team as debuchy and cisse.
    my reason why is this
    HBA needs a team with CF’s that have decent pace and FB that doesn’t get too far forward.

  • 50 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Bollance
    Yeah he had a trail with us, Everton, Arsenal and a few other clubs
    He’s be a great signing but as I said IMO it’s not a move we could pull off

  • 51 luke.r // Jul 30, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Anyone know if there are any links for the game tonight?

  • 52 Jackel001 // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Few QPR fans claiming JFK is at their ground?

  • 53 MrMojoRisin76 // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    I have an idea for a book,it’s called “The Fatwah And The Fat-twat”,it’s about a monumentally retarded billionaire that buys a football club,he p1sses the fans off so much with his football based retardation that they fund an army of chavs to employ a scorched earth policy to the slavering idiots local chain stores,forcing the rancid,Jabba-The-Hutt like man-blimp to sell up and slither away.

  • 54 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    @Jackel

    Lets hope he stays there. That lump of turd has been stinking up the place since he got here.

  • 55 Jackel001 // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Oh and Gomis has came out and said he HAS agreed terms and its Lyon that are holding up the deal!

  • 56 IITianToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Hi Dok, cant see your personal info next to your name..

  • 57 JaxtheMag // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    inside info Ashley will make us suffer, there will be no big signings. that’s why we are trying to get loans.

  • 58 IITianToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    For those who think Pardew is Pardew saurus, he ACTUALLY has played, wait fot it, a formation like 3-4-3.
    When? Against Wigan in our 4-0 defeat . We played this formation after going 2-0 down and until halftime:
    Krul
    Simmo–Willo–Colo
    Santon–Tiote–Cabaye–Guti
    Ben Arfa–Cisse–Ba

    I just feel Pardew is very much a momentum manager.. who would be willing to explore options if we are on a good run. However without momentum, he will stick to the tried and tested.

  • 59 mattyNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    iltian toon

    think about it though. our 4-0 defeat against wigan coincided with us surrendering our 433 that had served us so well up until then. for the remainder of the season we played 442 and, as history now tells us, missed out on CL

  • 60 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    IItian.. gmorning lad, how do we exchange info then?

  • 61 DokToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    youll be here next month i think you said…

  • 62 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Personally I don’t think Niang would be right for us as he’s to under experienced for the EPL, but he look a great potential in future.

    Glad to see we’re at least looking and trying to get somebody, better than sitting about doin nothin. Not to worry, JFK has contacts all over the world!!

  • 63 Burni // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Mtid22 @21

    Had me buckled there like. Actually buckled

  • 64 toon kk // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Bent and C. Cole our next targets if talks fail with Remy and QPR. Take it or leave it for Gomis. So who knows?

  • 65 JAMSHA // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    saw niang play for milan in cl.. lookd gr8. has pace… skill full… dribles.. but looses ball most of the time.. but tricky player

  • 66 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Mike Ashley ” I dont want really want to buy players but w/o it we could get relegated, what do i do”

    Lets buy french. sick of french players, buy belgian German spanish Italian FFS

  • 67 IITianToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    @dok hi im good :)
    Drop an email at soup.iitiantoon@gmail.com .

  • 68 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Get Football News ?@GetFootballNews 2m
    Pierre Menes has claimed that Bafetimbi Gomis confirmed to him that he had agreed a contract with Newcastle. #NUFC #OL via@EuropeanUpdate

  • 69 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    So what’s happened today then ? ferk all as usual ?

  • 70 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Like I said at the time…there would be a significant input from the imam that he has a relationship with. Everyone has slightly different interpretations on their religion and he would be relying on his imam to help guide him to a decision that would allow him to continue to pursue his career and avoid conflict with his faith.

    The specifics of how he has chosen to do that (charity work, donation to charity, more prayers or just get on with it) are personal and private and should remain that way.

    I think there was no need to add the poll on the bottom of this post either. We can move on now.

  • 71 Rooster // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Same pattern right through, we will no doubt be looking to getting Gomis in January when the cost goes down, we follow a pattern at NUFC, its pure business but it is awful day after day when we get the trying to get them over the line patter. may be the most frustrating “so far” transfer window I can remember and that’s saying something, we need a few bedded in before the season starts, Pardew has already stated how shola n Jonas are vita!?!?l aaarrrgghhh

  • 72 Munster Mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    This summer is falling in with my Newcastlr Transfer Theory ( just to remind people this is the theory .

    1. Young talented kid, nice and cheap – we’re in like Flynn
    2. Player with price tag cut ( like a T shirt in a retail bin ) ….eg Cisse…in like Flynn
    3. Decent player around 5 mill with little competition up against us ( Cabaye ) …in like Flynn
    4. Players of 5 mill or more ….wait till the guy is causing grief at his own club , prevaricate, haggle, waste time, but ventually possibly save money that probably wasnt worth saving ( Debuchy, Gomis )
    5. Players over 10 mill …forget it….eg Cisse. …unless we see a future profit ( nice idea but sometimes u gotta pay the money )
    6. Chase targets we probably wont get because they are too good for us as a PR exercise ( PEA, De Jong )

    7. Injured cheaper players – In like Flynn ( Gosling , HBA )
    8. Free agents – In like Flynn – Eg Ba

    Unfortunately the model is badly flawed because the players we need, tend to be in the 6-12 mill category. .

    Moreover, every time we seem to go for a player, we haggle like crazy and get a name as being a club who just wont do deals quickly, despite being quite solvent. And that was before Pikey Kinnear was sent in to do our bidding, by a hugely tight fisted owner who clearly puts limits on our outlay, when less wealthy clubs like Norwich and Swansea just go about their business paying fair money, and getting the players in , early. Its all bonkers. Thankfully, the idiots on this site who defended all this last summer have now seen the light, and the mini accountants have had their ledgers corrected.

  • 73 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    @ Indian – at least when we buy French players we actually buy players.

    I’m not so sure that’s going to happen this summer…

  • 74 Yohan Kebab // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    good move abeid out on loan to panathinaikos

  • 75 mattyNUFC // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    kebabs

    true? agreed, if so. let’s see if he can do the stuff in a more competitive league than the SPL….or whatever it’s called now

  • 76 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Jfk was spotted going into loftus road?

  • 77 thegeordieraver // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Any channels showing the match tonight guys?

  • 78 toon22 // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    While teams in the top 4 wrestle top players from each other for huge sums we squabble with french teams for bargains and the soon to be out of contract
    In the hope we can stay in the league and make the most money.

    We treat bargain bin deals like were trying to sign Bale.

    MA will sell us to the devil himself so he can make the biggest profit so he can go and drag Rangers through the mud.Cant wait to see how that pans out.

    lol

  • 79 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    From Niall and Biffa #NUFC.com
    Were we to acquire either of the players, they’d not be in position to contribute straight away when the real stuff gets underway and millions of £s are potentially at stake for every precious Premier League point.Is Newcastle’s “tough negotiating stance” not a false economy therefore, especially if they become embroiled in yet another final day transfer window farce?  

  • 80 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    kevymartins
    Yeah instead of the where’s wally we could play where’s JFK

  • 81 Jackel001 // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    We are stuggling to pay for a 10mil rated player… In other news Madrid have offered over 85 MILLION for Bale! Wow hahaha

  • 82 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    £85 million for Bale…

    Jesus Christ, that’s bloody insane.

  • 83 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Somewhere in Lyon there must be a place called the Gomisgate.

  • 84 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Hey, if Gomis said he’s agreed with terms and the club said he didn’t. What’s next? Gomis AWOL?

    Something doesn’t smell right.

  • 85 Rotonda heights // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Kevy

    as someone said he gets confused where SJP is.

  • 86 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    JFK! John F Kennedy!

  • 87 wolfshead@toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    kevy

    did he have a large brown envelope in his hand? :-)

  • 88 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    That’s not JFK @ Loftus Road. He already got lost in front of the Gomisgate.

  • 89 Rotonda heights // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    indian

    No problem with the French players who on the most part have been excellent. Have far more of a problem with Saylor, Tiote, Jonas, Gosling and Shola.

  • 90 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    He was just stopping by to have a bottle of whisky with flappy chops for old cockney sake :D

  • 91 West Lancs Geordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Official – They shot the wrong JFK in 1963!
    Same old Toon chasing loads of players but never sign anyone. Yes need two strikers but also need to replace Harps, Simmo & Perchino & offload, Willo, Gosling & Obertan.
    Won’t happen – wait for crisis buys at Xmas

  • 92 martoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Sometimes Lee Ryder talks cr*p but this is quite a decent article from him about JFK
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/joe-kinnears-words-make-him-5382441

  • 93 Rotonda heights // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    shadow shearer

    how will he get experience if we don’t give him a go?
    Inexperience is not his fault. If we had a half decent coaching set up it wouldn’t be a problem.

  • 94 Rotonda heights // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Matty @ 59

    Crazy wasn’t it. Pardew got plaudits for 5th but really he bottled a CL spot by ditching our superb 433. Go figure!!

  • 95 wingspan // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/10578775.Debuchy_stresses_Magpies__need_for_a_striker_as_search_stalls/?ref=twtrec

    Even Debuchy getting impatient, hes only been here 6 months. Im starting to get really really pi+*ed off with this now. Heard a couple of weeks ago that were the only team in all 4 leagues not to make a first team signing yet. And weve had 2 wks since then!!!! Its just a complete and utter joke.

  • 96 mauritius island // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE 2013/14
    my league name : mauritius island

    Code to join this league: 630599-153227

  • 97 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    @TransferNewsCen: Newcastle may complete a deal for Loic Remy today, if everything goes well in the meeting today with his agent and QPR officials

  • 98 yo-yo // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Rotonda

    Sorry but that is far too simplistic an analysis for why we missed out on 4th…

  • 99 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    @nufcfans: Official #NUFC site is yet to confirm any loan deal for Mehdi Abeid to Panathinaikos though, let’s wait and see.

  • 100 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    TDS, really? I am actually still dreaming of Loser Rummy instead of Loic Remy… per JFK’s pronounciation.

  • 101 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    For anyone interested, I set up a NUFC Blog league for fantasy football. We’ve got 51 in there so far so we’re doing well!

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

  • 102 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    ROTONDA

    I do not have a problem with French players, I have a problem with US solely buying French and letting other players of other nationalities go.

  • 103 Indian Magpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    TADS

    whats your Twitter handle?

  • 104 ~Joke-innear~ // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Heard JFK has flown in to hold talks with a chap called Louise Roomay

    Anyone heard of this lad? Is he any good?

  • 105 Markaccus // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Tds

    I probably will join your league. I usually wait until a week before the season before i do my team, as i like to see who is playing where.

  • 106 PrinceMonkey // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Wooho Just about to head out the st mirren game. I’m from paisley and my dads a Geordie so it’s my first chance to see both my teams at once. Now which black and white top to wear?

  • 107 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Seems we still havn’t decided who we want here..

    Sporadic bids in for players for fun.

    Lol, what they doing?

    Bent
    Kone
    Remy
    Gomis
    Niang.

    There gambling again and we all know how that normally affects are season.

    Players are starting to speak up, it’s in danger of damaging morale just like last summer going into the new season for the players.

    I really don’t know why they do it. So unprofessional.

    Bewildering.

  • 108 lesh // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Expat.

    Must say I too get the feeling that Ashley’s setting the club for an attempt at selling. Maybe not an active, high profile sale but I suspect he’d be open to sensible offers.

    Why do J say that? There’s been no major outlay on players thus window, the squad’s costs are being reduced through sales, contract ends and outgoing loans.

    JfK’s appointment spoke volumes and I’d guess he’ll be on a relatively low paid fixed-term or easily terminated contract so as not to lace a new owner with that particular overhead on the books.

    As far as incoming players are concerned, if we see loans coming in (loanees would be a revenue expense on the books, rather than a capital one… I think), maybe that may add weight to a potential sale.

    So, where to? In any event, we must get behind the ream and the manager – after all, the more successful the team, the more attractive we could be to a potential buyer. We certainly don’t need protests or demonstrations of disatisfaction – we don’t want a potential buyer not being keen on buying hostile supporters!

    Fingers crossed and hope for a good season this year.

    On that note, I’m getting into the cellar before the bombs start flying toward me!!

  • 109 Rotonda heights // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    lesh

    he still has to pay pardew and his cronies off – all on 8 year contracts

  • 110 toonking // Jul 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I’ve seen a few posts saying that it was when we changed 4-3-3 into 4-4-2 that it cost us the CL well i think you need to check your history books because it was during that 10 game unbeaten streak we were using 4-4-2. the team was
    simmo saylor colo raylor
    marvo cabaye Guthrie Jonas
    ba best
    then things change at city and we started going 4-5-1
    simmo saylor colo raylor
    HBA cabaye Guthrie Jonas
    Sammy
    ba

    when we played united in January we went back to 4-4-2 and got a couple of wins but then things changed against Fulham and we went 4-2-3-1 and lost 5-2

    if i am lying about any of this then the official Newcastle site is lying too.

    as for the champions league itself well even if we did finish 4th we still would not be allow to have played in the CL as Chelsea took that spot.

  • 111 manni // Jul 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyYtopATY9c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    We shud b goin for players like this Eduardo Vargas, he has
    Power
    Pace
    Skills
    Quick Feet

    Hes like suarez on crack..lol wud scare the sh*t of premier lg defenders




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