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Magpie Midfielder – I Love Newcastle – The Fans Are Great To Me

7:29 pm, Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 189 Comments

One thing that Dan Gosling has been consistent about in the three years he’s been on Tyneside, is that he is very happy here and loves it at Newcastle, even if on the playing side of things, he has not been too successful – yet.

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Dan Gosling – had an excellent game last night at St. Mirren

And it’s not surprising that as the star man last night in the game at St. Mirren, the former Plymouth and Everton player was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site, and he had this to say:

“There was obviously something last week which was meant to be happening but it didn’t go through,” “So I’m still a Newcastle player and happy to be a Newcastle player.”

“I love being here, the fans are great with me and I just want to continue playing football. We have a very talented group of players at this club, but every time I get the opportunity to play I will give it everything I’ve got.”

“I’m still behind a few of the lads and am trying to catch up as best I can, and games like this will only help me.” “There’s nothing like playing games to get you properly fit. This was my first one and hopefully there’s more to come.”

We think that Dan was one of those players that Joe Kinnear mentioned wasn’t good enough for Newcastle.

But Dan’s a good player and he’s been getting over a few very serious injuries, and he’s a first class professional, as Alan Pardew was only too keen to point out when he almost signed fro Crystal Palace last week.

Dan is in the last year of his four year deal, and although he’s only played 26 times for Newcastle in three seasons, he’s been the perfect professional and absolutely no trouble at all as far as the manager is concerned.

Dan showed a lot of confidence and skill last night, but we still think Dan will leave the club this summer, but maybe his price will go up a bit, if he puts in more dynamic performances like he gave us last night.

And you know, it would be a great story if Dan stayed on Tyneside and finally became successful – and we’d be all for that.

It’s not beyond the realm of possibly, but it’s a little unlikely.

What do you think?

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Tags: Dan Gosling · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Transfer News and Rumours

189 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    well the move CP didn’t come off for the lad so we can only give him another chance.

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    It has gone from wanting:

    1 main striker, 1 prospect striker a winger and a Centre Back


    Hopefully a player “over the line” by next week.

    Complete and utter joke this window and looking like the mirror image of last year. So demoralising.

    If he brings in Remy, Sinclair & Alderwireld tomorrow I will say fair play but until then Ashley I FCUKING HATE YOUR GUTS

  • 3 viv // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Its all going to kickoff soon, signings are on the way.

  • 4 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    We all love newcastle Dan! Doesn’t mean we all should be playing for nufc

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    @NUFCFansUtd: Why doesn’t MA write programme notes? To communicate with the fans… #fansutd

    Fair point

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    BPC…don’t kid yourself mate 🙂 we won’t be bringing in 3 players nor one tomorrow!

  • 7 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    daztoon-previous thread
    I now see the methods in there madness.
    we had a small squad to cope with demands of all competitions and would be addressed this summer. As the hierarchy admitted they made big mistakes.
    so harper simmo abeid perchinio are all allowed to leave…….to be repaced by ???

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    @SkySportsNews: BREAKING NEWS: Tottenham & Real Madrid agree fee for transfer of Luka Modric & announce new “partnership agreement” between clubs #SSN

    So basically they are gonna rob spuds decent players and then sell them back when they flop!!!

  • 9 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Alan Pardew: Newcastle ready to make striker move

    ALAN PARDEW has reassured worried Newcastle fans the club are still very much in the race to sign Bafetimbi Gomis and Darren Bent.
    Please percy take your time, There is no rush !!

  • 10 jdizzle // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    First off BPC, that is a disgusting comment that has no place on this forum.

    Secondly, people are forgetting that we signed 5 players in January…. 3 of which were suppose to come this summer.

    Yes I recognise that we need a striker, but remember that MA actually coughed up more cash than dortmund for aubemeyang…..and we would have gotten him if a champions league finalist hadn’t come in for him.

    All I’m saying is give them some slack and be patient….the signing will come

  • 11 wynsleap // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Gosling, Ameobi etc – all playing great pre-season and looking to make their mark in the first team this season – or so we’re told.
    Erm… No! Just the same totally useless players as they were in the last campaign – just that they are putting a little more effort in against crap opposition in the hope they aren’t moved on.
    God we’re gullible – at least some are.

  • 12 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    @ tads

    Good signing that. Always liked Modric as a player. Would laugh if they got him in and then mugged Madrid off and kept Bale 🙂 . Then they would have some team if they bring in a decent striker as well. Dembele and Modric in the same midfield, scary stuff.

  • 13 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    i cant stand to read another article how “insert player here, is SOOO HAPPY AN D LOVES THE FANS, etc” How about an article about our recent signing!@!!!!!!

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    I rate Dan Gosling he’s just been really unfortunate with injuries, similar to what’s happened with Vuckic.

    Every time I’ve seen Gosling play for us he looks for that key pass and his off the ball movement looking to get into spaces impresses me. Shame he’s never had a proper run in the team.

  • 15 croftus5678 // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    hammers in for remy and will pay higher wages than us so i cant see him coming !

    fulham in for bent and bent wont drop from 80k pw so dont think we will sign him !

    not a clue whats happening with gomis as he’s blaming owner and owner is blaming gomis !!! aparently we have agreed terms though and he’s free next season so imo they will drop there valuation and we will prob get gomis and tbh i think he’s the best option also as we need someone who can take cisse’s place when out aswell as play with him.

  • 16 HullMag6 // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Lol why does my melancholy side think the signings are going to be more like Cole, Benayoun and other such glittering talents that once graced. ……..upton park ffs. Its the three unwise monkeys of armageddon.

    I think i need to lighten up.


    I never meant to link you directly to torqs departure but some have taken your lead in jumping on any itk scaring them off whilst some me included find them amusing and it breaks the monotony of no news that is occurring. But before slinging accusations of being patronising have you checked a mirror lately? Not so bad at it yourself.

  • 17 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    The signing ??..whoopee f@ckin do.

  • 18 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Checkout this interesting article comparing our striker targets stats:

  • 19 viv // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Big Sam much better than this nut we have now.

  • 20 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    @ jdizzle

    That is far from the worst comment I have ever seen on here.

  • 21 daztoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    You should know by now how our summer spending works and Ashley is showing his usual ambition.
    If we can’t get bargains we don’t get anybody

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    So which 3 were supposed to come in summer?
    They only said sissoko, and that’s only because he was free in the summer, gouff was also free in the summer

    Debuchy SHOULD of been tied up last summer

    Yanga SHOULD of been number 1 priority last summer

    Signings will come? Based on what? And us this ignoring the fact that they will have missed the whole of pre season? But that’s not important, not as if we want them bedded in so we hit the ground running, the important thing is we save a couple of quid

  • 23 JaxtheMag // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    goslings that good he was on his way to palace.

  • 24 Joe Blog // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Let’s all make our way to St James Park roof and threaten to jump, if there isn’t a new signing within 24 hours? What better way to boycott than threaten to kill yourself? Can’t go through the turnstiles if you’re dead, eh? You go first Ruddy! 😉

    Yeah! That’ll show him!

  • 25 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    I know mate but god its just so frustrating how NUFC carry about there business.
    false promises-moronic appointments-constant bs spouted from percy. I don’t think its much to ask to build a squad to be proud of pal do you.

  • 26 toon kk // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    We were supposed to be in talks with QPR yesterday over Remy but MA didn’t want to pay his wages so talks stalled.
    MA is gambling with our future to save every penny he can.

  • 27 Ben3arfa // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Ummm what did Alex Ferguson call us last season after the game at old trafford ?

    Hate to admit , but at times like these, he not far from the truth

  • 28 Jackel001 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Think we should give the kid a chance, just like a few players we have hes been so unlucky with injuries!

    Not sure how much truth is in this but apparently the lyon chairman has said that fee agreed and wages its just agents fees holding it up for gomis.

  • 29 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    So apparently it’s agents fees holding up the Gomis deal now ?? I’m sure it will be something else tomorrow lol
    So much bullshit flying around at the minute

  • 30 colwell // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Just seen City went 5-0 up after 35 mins against AC Milan. They won 5-3 in the end. We should beat them by at least 4.

  • 31 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    I am so sick of this stalling and penny saving shite MAN UP ASHLEY YOU’RE A FCUKING BILLIONAIRE FFS!! SIGN REMY!!

  • 32 roe997 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM and what striker from lille would that be daily star…. ding bats

  • 33 Tommyy // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    When will the management understand that they will have to pay the market rates? Because every other club does. We had our success in terms of value 2 years ago. It cannot be done on a consistent basis when it comes to a higher standard of player.

  • 34 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Le 10 Sport saying that Mbaye Niang is likely to stay at Milan despite advances from Newcastle and Genoa.
    another one who’s ass we can kiss goodbye

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Are you at the meeting

  • 36 daztoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    At least we can be proud of the books mate.Forget putting out a team that can at least compete for a uefa spot and a manager who actually knows the modern game.

  • 37 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:14 PM


    Please tel us more about this American, we need some good news mate

  • 38 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    BILLIONAIRE football club owner Mike Ashley has added another £550m to his fortune in the last year.

    The Newcastle United owner has cemented his place as the richest man in the North-East, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List due to be published this weekend.

    His sportswear empire, Sports Direct, returned record six-month profits last year, giving Mr Ashley an estimated personal fortune of £2.3bn, making him the 31st wealthiest person in the UK and far and away the richest in the region.
    Cardiff owner Vincent tan is one of the poorest PL owners by his own admission, Yet is spending wisely on quality additions to his team. Something im afraid our owner is failing to do.

  • 39 moonraker // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    memo to Dan Gosling;

    We all love the Toon Dan; but all of us like you, are not good enough to play for them!

    Next Pardew will be saying he’s like a new signing 🙁

  • 40 bills-son // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Jazzyp @ 37

    Acoording to most fans on here every club in the Prem has ‘spent wisely’.

    Aye right. So this will be the first window ever that signings dont include some right turkeys?

    Boro thought they”d invested wisely when they bought Alfonso Alves for £12 million – he turned out to be the worst brazilian since David Blunkett shaved his lasses crutch with a blunt razor.

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: .@JM_Aulas confirms that Gomis is requesting €5m per year wherever he goes #nufc
    @NUFC_Stats: €5m per year = £4.4m = £366,666 per month = £91,666 per week!



    Bye bye gomis
    Hello shefki

  • 42 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    any1 else on here think that Ashley is waiting 2 do all his business on the last week of the transfer window so that he can pick players up for slightly less???

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Bills son
    Aye your right mate some of those players might flop
    Best play it safe and sign no one, sound logic there

  • 44 ToonDanno // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Good evening lads

  • 45 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    I’d love Gosling to do well, But think it’s probably best for the lad to move on for his own sake. He seems to be cursed with injuries with us.

  • 46 Yohan Kebab // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    i would honestly be happy with just remy on loan at this rate :/

  • 47 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:32 PM


    Did anyone attend the fans meeting tonight? Sounds like it got a bit heated tonight, passions boils over a bit over JK

  • 48 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:33 PM


    heh tru very true….

  • 49 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Bill son sometimes you have to speculate to accumulate.

    Keep hearing Ashley loves a gamble, though I’m yet to see it. Unless it means selling players and not replacing them.

  • 50 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Did Percy have a productive meeting with remy today Toondunno

  • 51 roe997 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Toondanno by friday right? Ha

  • 52 paul24 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I can understand it must be difficult for us to get quality players given they all only seem to care about if your playing in europe or not, but i’m starting to get worried. We have been linked with everyone and there granny and we still havent signed anyone, although thinking about it, why would they want to join the circus when they can go to a club that isnt a laughing stock.

  • 53 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    @messi10stats: Barcelona new training shirts with the Picture of city & Camp Nou on it, Very Unique I love it. CHECK OUT >>>

    Ugliest shirts ever?

  • 54 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Think the Gomis deal is well dead if he’s looking that much.

  • 55 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    i would take that young GK round about now :-/

  • 56 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    I don’t know much about it, but I was told earlier that an American football owner was saying he would like to buy a premiership club that’s all.
    I know someone on talksport earlier was suggesting Ashley is running it on a shoestring and he plans to sell up and buy rangers. Whoever he was he said he’s finished playing with his train set here.
    Have to say it would be a shrewd investment, it’ll take time but that could certainly be ran on a tight budget

  • 57 bills-son // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Tds and Belfast,

    If Ashley doesnt sign two forwards a DM cover for Tiote and a defensive full back I’ll be as peed off as any fan on here.

    We are either being very clever or very stupid in this window. I hope its the former.

  • 58 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    That’s what Carr is valued so highly for. So we don’t bring in any mugs like we have over the years.
    Tads-What have you heard of the meeting mate .

  • 59 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    All quiet on the transfer front once again.
    No Gomis Remy or Bent news today.
    I was in London over the last three days and must have used a ton of 3 g looking for updates.
    The only ex footballer coming back on the train was Steve Mclaren hope he got off before Newcastle and wasn’t coming up for talks

  • 60 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    @M_arioBalotelli: Kieron Dyer announces his retirement. A very sad day for physiotherapy.

  • 61 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    My day just got worse a black cat just came through my cat flap. The irony of it has to make you laugh.

  • 62 paul24 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM


    All i’ve heard was that the PR reps where chuntering on about the fans forum and how they wanted better communication with the fans. And that they still havent got any answers to the questions they asked last time, still waiting for an update on what else has happened.

  • 63 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    I am supporting City this year….its got players from my former country its like a re united 🙂

    S long as united dont take it which they wont it will be great…

  • 64 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM


    My mate who’s a Rangers fan said the exact same thing to me yesterday. Apparently it’s been doing the rounds on a few Rangers fan sites. Can’t see it happening myself. Maybe in a few years when they’re back in the top league.

  • 65 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    I was on the train with Geordie shore, that was eventful

  • 66 roe997 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Bigi is cover for tiote.

  • 67 yo-yo // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:43 PM


    Suspect it’s beginning to look more like the extremely stupid end of the spectrum

  • 68 elpaso_geordie // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Has Gomis got pace ?

    We are crying out for that in our team which is why I wish Ashley would just go in 7million and grab Remy . If tht was the only business id take it right now.
    Id take Remy over Gomis from what I know of both players

  • 69 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Even then the Spl tv money is a joke tbh.

    Though He’ll probably make a fortune selling replica shirts lol

  • 70 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM


    We can only hope but i cant c any1 paying wot Ashley is looking, how much is it again?? but then again they’d b buying a completely debt free club

  • 71 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    We all hope it’s the former mate but sadly with JFK in charge of transfers I can only see it being the latter
    I really hope not but I just have no faith in this current management set up

    Not much mate was just following the live twitter feed, it’s kinda sketchy though

  • 72 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Better than Mclaren hope he’s not in JFK’S phone book now that would be a disaster.
    Looks like you got the better deal.

  • 73 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM


    hmmmm really ? that could be interesting…it could be bad for us he could not buy anybody this window to piss us off…..

    bring JK to take us down….

    jush wish somebody would come and buy us off…

  • 74 yo-yo // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Rangers are proablt a bigger club than the Toon in terms of worlwwide support and shirt selling opportunities. Incredibly badly almnost corruptly managed the newco would be a good buy for MAsh – already got over 10% plus marketing contracts

  • 75 AndyNUFC // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Remy would be a decent buy but I’m sure we have a policy of no doing incoming loan players. Could be exceptional circumstance with the charges on him though.

    I say this guy a lot but as hes only got a year left we should get Long from west brom, only be £4-5M. My ideal signing would be a Lukaku type -physical striker who knows where the net is. Maybe even Ba back? On loan?!?

  • 76 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM


    Now would b the time 2 buy rangers when they’re in the lower leagues cos they wil def rise again and Ashley wil treble his money but even stil wot would rangers b worth in 5 or 6 years, it would only b peanuts 2 MA

  • 77 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    toonarmydownsouth, by now, we know Aulas is a liar, right?

  • 78 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    To be fair the lasses were decent crack

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I said months ago I reckon’d he would do that, and I truly hope he does
    Rangers would prob cost him near on nout to buy, £20-30 mil? Little investment needed as the only expectation is to get back in the SPL

  • 80 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I reckon he would sell for 250 mil

  • 81 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    As a hypothetical, how would people react if tomorrow we announced that we have signed Rooney?

  • 82 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Based on what? The fact the media have said so?
    Nobody knows

  • 83 Belfast // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    You can see the attraction though. Their wage bill is really low at the minute.

    I’m not sure how many season tickets they’ve sold now, but it was 30 thousand a few weeks ago.

    ££££££££££££££££££££££££££ signs in his eyes lol

  • 84 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:53 PM


    Could only b Graham Rooney

  • 85 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    toonarmydownsouth, based on the contradiction in between Aulas and Gomis’ agent in terms of wage agreement.

  • 86 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    U’d think a few consortiums and a few wealthy Geordies could get 2gether and buy Ashley out

  • 87 OhSholaAmeobi // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    don’t trust twitter sources for christ sake haha.
    gomis will sign, he’s currently on 3.5m euros a year which equates to 58k a week at the moment, so i’d imagine we could get him on 70k a week

  • 88 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Patoon thats not playing the hypothetical game properly now is it? :p

  • 89 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    If we signed Rooney I’d be the happiest man on the planet the bloke could make a ball talk

  • 90 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Oh right, because agents never lie either!

  • 91 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Do ranger actually sell more shirts worldwide than us, i thot the only place they sold shirts was in Northern Ireland, seriously tho their shirts every year are stinking looking

  • 92 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    John Rooney?

  • 93 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    £70k? Colo’s the clubs highest earner and that’s near what he’s on no chance

  • 94 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    I’m thinking bent will sign, no one else seems to want him. Leaves us clear to sign him up on say 60 grand a week.
    He’s a good lad, loves Newcastle. If he signed I’d bet anyone he get at least 15 goals in the premier league

  • 95 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Run naked round my street

  • 96 jonobbad // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Why do people think we are gomis’ first choice?
    What possible reason would there be for that.
    All media BS.
    If we see one signing this window we will have done well because im losing hope we will get anyone.
    Ashley is a great businessman but a sh!t football owner.

  • 97 OhSholaAmeobi // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    wasn’t it said that we agreed terms with gomis but not with lyon? lyon will get desperate and sell, they put loads of players on stupid wages after they tried rebuilding following their success period and it backfired

  • 98 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:02 PM


    Think ur rite, think Bent could do a good job 4 us and with him along with Cisse that would free Cisse up a bit more and he’d maybe score alot more 2

  • 99 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:02 PM


    What would that mean to you? Ambition? Positive outlook? Just wondering if a marquee signing would go some way to help towards fans grievances with the board/club

  • 100 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    for christs sake no signings….could this be the worst window?

  • 101 Klatoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    its getting desperate in here already…cant wait for deadline day 🙂

  • 102 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM


    Were you arrested a lot during the sheppard hall reign? Lol

  • 103 luke.r // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    anyone got any news on Sinclair? Heard a couple of days ago he was off to West Ham and since then i’ve heard nothing.

    Also we don’t need to buy cover for tiote at the minute, we already have it.

  • 104 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Not to bothered about a Rooney or inbahimovic. I just want them to sign players that Kinnear quoted as glaringly obvious for improvement. Like wingers and strikers.
    If they sign these I’m perfectly happy with the board. But as fergie once said its 90% about having the players

  • 105 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    gorgonzola, no this is not the worst window. The last fall should have been the one.

  • 106 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I don’t like the way Pardew has said that he’l hav 2 work with the players he has, plus if we sign no players doesn’t that mean that JFK’s job is pointless, isn’t he here 2 sign players, fcuk this i’m gonna keep positive and hope they’re waiting 2 the last week 2 get players in cheaper, its the only way 2 keep me from killing sumbody ha

  • 107 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    I asked the question tonight at the supporters meeting, who would be giving snippits of information now Dastardly had gone and the answer was that there would be no direct replacement for him, I asked if JfK had been officially gagged and that question was sort of side stepped.

  • 108 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Agreed patoon
    Can’t believe people don’t want bent, if he can run he will be better than ameobi.
    Also it’s risky with Gomis, never kicked a ball in the prem.
    I would have liked nani on the left. Imagine that………. Deep breaths deep breaths lad calm down

  • 109 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:13 PM


    lol Nani would b great, imagine a front 2 of Bent and Cisse with Ben Arfa on the left wing and Nani on the right, it would b exciting 2 watch, Ben Arfa and Nani trying 2 outdo each others tricks

  • 110 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Ashley sign these

    Lets have a go for top 4 lol

  • 111 Jackel001 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Source close to remy has told ESPN that he is on the verge of a loan move to NUFC.

  • 112 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    If only we had a proper billionaire, who enjoyed watching his money on the pitch and entertaining the fans.
    Any Russians on the blog ????

  • 113 Yohan Kebab // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    i think we need a more reliable crossing lw if we are going back to 442, or a more all round goalscorer if we are going 433

    pardew said hes looking for a number 10 so i expect us to line up like this next season

    debuchy taylor colo mbiwa
    hba? tiote cabaye jonas
    sissoko/new 10

    not the team i would play but thats what i think he will go with

  • 114 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    It’d b Nani McPhee, Neil Lennon and Ba Ba black sheep if it has anything 2 do with JFK

  • 115 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Once more for scout

    Bent is just like Cisse without the cracking goals and wouldn’t complement Cisse like a Remy would in a 433 with Benny on the other side.

    Why pay 6M for a nearly 30 year old, extremely injury prone striker shorn of his pace (his main asset) through those injuries, on huge wages and with an apparently very poor attitude. Why? Oh because he’s marginally better than Shola. Well that narrows it down then!!

  • 116 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    I’d be pleased with Remy even on loan, it’s a step in the right direction I like it Joe. Good work sir.

  • 117 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I think you are shola lol

  • 118 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    why is everybody so sure about Remy???? nothing really concrete is happening…or am I mad? Remy should have been signed jonks ago…

    We should be inking our second striker by now and a winger…

  • 119 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Show me a clip that proves he’s lost his pace?

  • 120 colwell // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    I think Remy would be a great signing.

    QPR want him back when they get promoted so no doubt we won’t have a fee agreed and they pay half his wages.

  • 121 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    My team with wot we hav atm would b

    Debuchy Colo YangaMbiwa Santon
    ————-Sissoko Anita—————–

  • 122 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    dont be too sure about them coming up…..

    i would not want him to be back at that joke of a club…he really must be daft what he did last year…

  • 123 Yohan Kebab // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    patoon no arfa? i like vuckic a lot but surely arfa gets in there ahead

  • 124 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I really think we are only a Remy and a good manager short of a really, really good team / squad now.


    Debs Colo M’Biwa Haidara

    Sissoko Cabaye Anita

    Benny Cisse Remy

    Subs: Tiote, Marveaux, Gouffran, Santon, Saylor, Vuksic, Campbell, Eliot, Bigirama, Jonas, Obertan.

    9 internationals in the starting line up alone

  • 125 Bridtoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    What happened to torq and ibiza?! Can someone enlighten me?

  • 126 Patoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Yohan Kebab

    Lol lol, knew i 4got about sumbody lol, aye Benny on 4 Marveaux or Vuckic, but would love 2 c Vuckic get a run

  • 127 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    My lineup


  • 128 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Iv figured it all out for you negative nancies, seeing as you lot can’t think for yourselves 😉

    Mike hates spending money, transfer window roles around so what does he do? Can’t sign nobody, there would be uproar with no signing… whats cheaper than a 5 million striker? A scapegoat, more specifically, a scapegoat who can irritate fans to an art, who nobody would miss once the season starts and he can fire him for “not doing his job” 6 months wages for a friend, equates to? 50k? 7 years on pardews contract, cant really fire him on the cheap.

    Your welcome you lovely negative people!

  • 129 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    You wouldn’t be in the premiership if you were only marginally better than SA

  • 130 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Yeah like i spend my life collecting clips of players!!
    What a daft request.

    So the nearly 30, very injury prone didn’t register then! Owen MK 11 springs to mind

  • 131 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Sean nufc

    what are you on about mate…. talk to me after HBA gets injured Cabaye and Colo again in the new season….god forbid Cisse…

  • 132 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Remy on loan is a good deal so long as there is a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.
    if this is not the case it just stinks of desperation and the depths we at in the transfer stakes.

  • 133 Joe Blog // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Soldado to Spurs for £26m – there’s the flop of the season award taken care of.

  • 134 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:31 PM


    do you think there may be a reason no one else wants bent?

    Why do you say he’s a good lad. I’ve heard he’s anything but and regularly spits the dummy.

  • 135 swisstone // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:31 PM


    I agree good, but my concern is whether or not we are ‘better’.

    Teams around us can pretty much all be classed as good, especially with the strengthening this transfer window.

    I think unfortunately unless our players are putting in 10/10 performances each game we will be struggling in bottom half

  • 136 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:32 PM



  • 137 stuart no9 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    looking back over the crap season we had , wouldnt anyone have thought we would have wasted no time in putting the wrongs right and rectifying the forward line that was non existing last season ? top clubs would , however , this is newcastle we are talking about , and top club and newcastle should never be mentioned in the same flow of breath .
    Disgusting is a word i have never used as far as NUFC are concerned , however, being proud to be a geordie , although a phrase i will always be proud of, except where NUFC

  • 138 SeanNufc87 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:34 PM


    Im not sure what your getting at? Unless you think im happy with the current lack of investment?

  • 139 stuart no9 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    @ 135 — are concerned . Mike Ashley has seen to that.

  • 140 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    West Ham are rivalling Newcastle United for the signing of QPR forward Loic Remy according to the Daily Star.

    It is being reported that West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants to pair the Frenchman with former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll up front and is prepared to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal.
    If his release clause is activated that’s that guys as we only want him on loan.
    Would be gutted on this one more than any current striker we are linked with as he would definitely add quality to our forward line.

  • 141 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    if he goes to west ham… we are buggered…thats the only quality striker we are linked with as of late…. they are stalling and messing about amazing…..

    it will just show how lame we are atmo

  • 142 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Smoke sKreen
    maybe just maybe that the targets that have been linked with newcastle ,remy ,bent,gomis etc are not actually our targets this summer and we are after 2 high value targets which would prove more difficult to bring in and pardew is singing from the hymm sheet that they are to send our rivals on a wild goose chase as to who we are after because everyone seems to want to sign the players we identify because of graham carr etc and after what happend with remy and i would love it if we brought in 2 20 million pounders a striker and a winger with what we have got we could really do damage with 2 quality rather than quantity additions like say ,wayne rooney or am i just clutching at straws

  • 143 peaco1980 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Gosling… a new signing

  • 144 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:40 PM



  • 145 jazzyp // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I wouldn’t say clutching at straws mate-More like a bale of hay lol !!

  • 146 swisstone // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    If being totally non biased i think in our starting 11 maybe 3 would get into a top 6 side – collo, ben arfa and cabaye.

    Even then cabaye is really on the back of his strong first season, last season he was nowhere near as strong.

    So need to be realistic about this season.

    The teams we are battling with for players says it all, fulham and west ham?? Have we really fell so low.

  • 147 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    God forbid Cisse gets crocked

  • 148 Bedsmag77 // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Don’t know if I want to get my hopes up!!!

  • 149 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    if we do get Remy… he should wear 11 …but Goufy has in now :-/

    does he wear 17? or 20? 14?

  • 150 Yohan Kebab // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    bedsmag dont do that to us!

  • 151 Toon_Tom // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Gorgonzola – lets not concern ourselves about squad numbers just yet 😉

  • 152 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:50 PM



  • 153 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Give Remy number 14 since Perch has left. He actually reminds me of a guy that wore that number for Arsenal and he wasn’t half bad 😉

  • 154 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    yeah i double that similar stance pace french and all…would be nice seeing him in that number

  • 155 Toon_Tom // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    151/152 – he also reminds me of a young Martin Keown 😉

  • 156 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    @ Tom

    Not quite the 14 I had in mind 😉

  • 157 Toon_Tom // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Haha I thought as much BigPappa! 😉

  • 158 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    If we sign Remy and Gomis this window, it would not change my mind nor my opinion in regards to the regime of this football club. The last straw was JK coming in a week before the transfer window.

    Basically, I’v seen enough over the course of this 5-6 years now. Im out of patients. A couple of signings scraping the barrel will not change that, im all to aware this club is ran buy an amateur in this line of business and he does not want to learn or progress.

    8 weeks ago I was fully behind everyone from top to bottom within the club, I was looking forward to the summer window so wrongs could be put right of last summer. What has unfolded since has seen me lose any I hope I had under this regime.

    We bring all our own troubles on ourselves through a lack of forward thinking and initiative, the lack of planning is startling to me. Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. No wonder the papers talk rubbish about us with being the easy target that we are. There is only one man responsible for it all.

    MA shows no care or consideration, there is a huge lack of empathy in his decision making with regards to the club. The only good we have is the finacial side of the club but even then, it was only to suit his own agenda so he did not have to fund the club.

    Any potential buyer would of did exactly the same with the state we were in so im declined to give him any credit for this. We have suffered as a team and a football club this last 5-6 years because of it, It’s been complete torture. We have paid our dues now.

    I’v resigned to the thoughts MA wants us in a safe mid-table position on our own generated income until he eventually leaves the club. There is zero ambition, he only will spend if it suits his own agenda, not for trophies at NUFC.

    While im aware we are stuck with him, I do not have to like it because of previous owners we may of had. Over the last 5-6 years, I have never been so embarrassed to be following this football club. It’s been shocking, one thing after another.

    The bloke is in the wrong business and is using NUFC to make sky scraping profits year after year with Sports Direct as we advertise his company all around the world.

    He’s not a football man and has no business being here other than to grow, feed, and advertise his only passion.

    Sports Direct.

  • 159 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:12 PM


    I get your frustration mate I really do:-/

  • 160 toon kk // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I’m not sure if we’ll sign anyone. MA doesn’t want to spend. He will gamble with the squad we have to jan and buy only if we’re in danger of the big R.

  • 161 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    I’ve met him before, he’s a top bloke. He would give 100% for us. I’d put my house on him getting 15 or more if he signs.
    Let’s face it he was messed about with at villa, anyone would have the hump

  • 162 Tom4Nufc // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Hi Guys, a bit of a random one but I’m hoping my fellow Toon fans can help!

    I’m a southerner who has rarely been able to see the Toon play due to being very very South! I’m moving up to London (Fulham) in September and was wondering if anyone can advise what membership I need to sign up for in order to be able to buy tickets? I plan on seeing all the London based games.

    If anyone can help me I’d appreciate it as I’m really managing to confuse the hell out of myself at the moment… I blame the lack of transfer activity!

    Cheers in advance Lads/Ladies!

  • 163 paul24 // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    @ Toon-Prodigy

    Join us, we are always looking for more support from people who realise what a shambles the current regime is and want to take a stand.

  • 164 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Where do you live?

  • 165 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Just brought the 01/02 season review DVD, can’t believe i’ve taken so long to get that.

    Would be nice if the old 90’s seasons could be put on DVDs, must be some demand for them?!?!

  • 166 daztoon // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Toon-Prodigy welcome to the dark side lol

  • 167 wingspan // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Mark Douglas?@MsiDouglas36m
    #nufc deal for Bent deal collapses as their frustrating summer lurches on. Miles apart on wages & fee… 1/2

  • 168 wingspan // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Remy deal appears further forward but matching wages will be the issue now. They want him. JK needs it to prove he can do a deal. #nufc

  • 169 wingspan // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    JK cant do shit, he needs to do more than bring remy in on loan to prove his worth.

  • 170 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    @Joe Blog – Are you serious? I fancy Soldado to outscore Negredo by a fair bit- absolutely class

  • 171 lesh // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Tom4Nufc….. My advice and knowing where you are, but instead of throwing a lot of money into the likes of Fulham’s coffers only to be wondering why afterwards, why not just follow another team more local to you?

  • 172 scout // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    If he brings Remy in he’s alright with me. Pace pace pace. Joe knows.

  • 173 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    I for one am happy with our summer signings, I’ve heard good things about gosling and vuckic.

  • 174 lesh // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    Tom4Nufc….. My advice and NOT knowing where you are………

  • 175 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    …. man o man….cant sign bent :D….

    this is getting hilarious…you would think we could bank a shola replacement….

    there are other strikers…what about that kid weiss? I suppose Gomis was the holding type striker….man :-/ is this really happening…

  • 176 Uncertain Toon // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Reading through the article posts today bored me to death(well not quite obviously!). Arguing who’s a true fan, how mature. Reminds me of the school play ground!
    And then Ed saved the day with the mighty SBR article, everyone gets back in their boxes and pays tribute to a true legend, someone who you’d follow off that cliff!
    That’s what we need at the toon, a proper leader, a proper talisman.
    What would you give for a SBR, a Keegan, a Shearer right now. If only to speak to us in a language we understand and to allay all fears.
    Can’t take anything away from the club being on a sound financial footing, but because it is total business now, i just feel there’s somethin missing that has always been there over the years.
    Anyway, spending £30 million on players would not be a major gamble, with increased revenue and a hopeful 7/8 finish, it’s covered, so come on chunky get the cheque book out!!!
    Oh, and before anyone lobs a grenade in about Shearers management credentials that’s not what i was talking about! It was what they stood for not what they could do.

  • 177 lesh // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    wingspan….. If Douglas’s information is correct, then these people supposedly trying to sign Bent up should be sacked.

    I suspect its bollocks though.

  • 178 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM


    Spot on there, unfortunately we might have a long wait before we have another talisman

  • 179 lesh // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) @173.

    Relax man, it’s not really happening – it’s the dope. Have a sandwich and some sweet stuff.

  • 180 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Impressed with Cardiff getting caulker, think a couple more additions and they’ll stay up. Problem is all these sides are catching us, as proved last summer you can’t stand still and not improve a squad.

  • 181 Uncertain Toon // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:08 PM


    Good business by Cardiff that. What did Shearer say? It costs 20 million to stand still in this league, very true.
    Still haven’t given up on fat lad just yet mate, think(hoping) he might surprise us. The cash has to be there after that bid for PEA and he likes to pay hard cash upfront.

  • 182 Uncertain Toon // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Swansea programme on BBC1 now fellas

  • 183 Ben3arfa // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:10 PM



  • 184 Sazzer // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Anybody watched City against Milan? City played brilliant attacking footie until Rodwell, Milner, Nasri and Barry came on and started to play the ball backwards.

    It was 5-0 after 35 min and could have been a lot more.

    Jovetic, Fernandinho and Navas is great signings for them.

    And probably Negredo as well but he played 2nd half.

    It’s going to a very tough starting game of the season.

  • 185 Munster Mag // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Not sure why people think NUFC are going to be good this season, even if we sign Gomis. We have a bunch of defenders who cant defend and a manager who still believes in Tiote and Guti. Unless last season was an aberration, we are in for a rough season. In my opinion :

    Mbiwa – Cant head , and is too small to work with Colo, who is a good player.
    Santon – Cant defend, and doesnt do much going forward in reality either.
    Debuchy – Beatiful crosser , slowish, likes to tackle, not a better defender than Simmo ( better all rounder though ) , doesnt concentrate all that well.

    Tiote looked like a pub player at times last year, with some shocking attitudes ( eg v Liverpool ) .

    We cant score from corners or off crosses from free kicks.

    I’m not convinced Pardew wants 4-3-3 , but if he does, will Gomis be the right foil for Cisse? Not sure….remy would though.

    Can he get the most out of Sissoko and Cabaye , and does he know where best to play them? Is Sissoko a DM ? Is Cabaye a DM ?

    WQill HBA finally deliver on his talent – I doubt it . He has had plenty of time, but isnt consistent, lacks vision, and i’m not sure Pardew knows what to do with him.

    TIote badly needs a good season. There’s no point Pardew calling him a warrior, if he leaves the field of battle like he did, entally, v Liverpool.

    Optimistic ? Nope…not unless we see new faces and a change of style from Pardew, and more respect for him from “the group” as he so painfully calls them.

  • 186 Marty-Toon // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    This is the worst wait i can remember for a signing,Get rid of five players n bring in nout
    AP has said he’d be happy with the team he has cause he can see that it mightn’t happen at all and I for one expect the same
    We won’t even pay the going rate for a decent player
    Swansea last year were miles ahead of us in entertainment and bossing games and they’ve added several quality players.

  • 187 Tommyy // Jul 31, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Thank god we have given up on Bent. That’s one saving grace about being terrible at negotiating.

  • 188 Tom4Nufc // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Sorry for the late response- I live about 1 1/2 hours south of London in West Sussex so popping up to Newcastle is difficult at the best of times!

    Plan is to see all of the away games this season in London so just need to know what membership I need to buy through NUFC to have access to away tickets!

  • 189 scout // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Same here Tom, I live in Goring. It’s a long old drive back up north.

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