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Newcastle’s New Home Strip Put On Puma Site

12:08 am, Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 101 Comments

This photo was put on the Puma site on Wednesday night – and then quickly taken down – so this could even be our new home strip for next season – thanks to reader Tom O’Neill for the information.

Newcastle's new home strip on Puma site
What do you think of the strip?

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101 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Honoured2BNUFC // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    The blue stripe is…..interesting

  • 2 raj of hailsley // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Having his non existent comments put under moderation is far too good for Ashley.
    JfA.

  • 3 Greg B // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    New kit and wor new signing – Billy Naywan!

  • 4 bollance // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    The cost of our 1st team squad is less than Bale’s price tag

  • 5 bollance // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    NUFC squad cost – under £80m

    Bale – over £80m

  • 6 dazza // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    hideous…bordering disgraceful

    take a leaf out of Celtic’s book and design something iconic.

    Imagine our away strip being black on gray?

    http://celticsuperstore.co.uk/stores/celtic/products/kit_selector.aspx?selector=288

    http://celticsuperstore.co.uk/stores/celtic/products/product_details.aspx?pid=104295

  • 7 luke.r // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    bollance-

    what does that prove? you said it on the last post about gomis, It was boring and made no sense then as well.

  • 8 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    They don’t even have the decency to have that hideous name embossed in black and white. It blows!!!!!!

  • 9 Blofal // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    “A new kit is just as good as a new signing” AP.

  • 10 joenufc1997 // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    not really bothered how the kit looks, it’s not going to get us the success we fans deserve, that’s up to everyone involved with nufc

  • 11 sexyirishtoon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    I might get the jersey and put a patch over the wonga. I’d love if you could get the jersey without sponsors, like Celtic do.

  • 12 AmeriToon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    It would look great if the logo was black….
    This is just selfish wonga, you made the kit look like crap.
    Could care less about the wonga interest rates, make that logo black!!!

  • 13 Uncertain Toon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    luke,

    Twas thinking that myself!

    Raj,

    I can see Mbiwa at LB as he showed towards end of season he was quality there and that could mean pushing Santon forward, but it means Taylor will be playing and i don’t think he should be 1st choice. So we’d have to bring in another CD.
    I reckon Mbiwa will grow alongside Colo once they get some premiership games under their belts together. He could be Captain after Colo if we can keep him that is!
    What i saw of him could tell he was totally dedicated and proper professional. He must have trained through his holidays cos Pardew said he was the fittest at start of preseason and has played most games so far.

  • 14 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Bale is off to Madrid 100%. How can you say no to a players wishes when Madrid come calling with effectively 100 million readies when he cost you relatively so little. Bale is the best thing that ever happened to Spurs and sad as it may be for their fans they have to let him go. He is a truly superb player and the Bernabeu is the right stage for him.

  • 15 bollance // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    luke.r

    I read the blog religiously every day. You must be a new poster as I do not recall ever remembering any post you have made in the past. Deeply sorry if this is not true and you regularly post on here.

  • 16 AmeriToon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Uncertain
    I think mbiwa will really prove himself this season as colo passes the reins of the defense to him, i know he is colos replacement but i think we need another cb close to his ability and potential so taylor isnt forst choice

  • 17 Moe // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    I don’t think the blue stripe has to do anything with Wonga, hasn’t it been designed by Puma after all??

    I like the thin blue stripe I think it adds a bit of freshness to the kit,
    IF this indeed is the new kit I’m not particularly liking the new fitting, the older tighter fitting though was has a better feeling to it. Not sure how to describe but more aggressive could be one way.

    The little black patch under the v-neck isn’t that impressive either.

    On the signings front, don’t wanna fuel it any more that it is. Lets hope for the best

  • 18 G // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    When did we merge with Sheffield Wednesday then? Gopping top, I won’t be buying it, regardless of the sponsors logo being there or not.

  • 19 AmeriToon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    @moe
    I also like the thin blue stripes, i think that black patch in the v neck may be the models undershirt or at least i hope it is. I still would like that logo to match the black and white

  • 20 Uncertain Toon // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Jimmy,

    Apparently Southampton have lost out on 11 million readies in sell on for him cos they took some cash off spurs when they nearly went under, to scrap the clause. 11 million is a lot of readies, but i suppose they’ve earned more than that now in Premiership and staving off administration. They produce some fcukin talent down there don’t they! Must have a great youth academy. Wallcott, Ox-Chamberlin, Bale, suppose you could say Shearer as well and Phillips. Fcuk, the list goes on. Got a decent stadium and they probably don’t have to be a selling club anymore if they stay up, which they probably will under that new bloke.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Uncertain Toon,
    I haven’t been able to post today due to a couple of posters complaining about me, the abuse I have recieved over the years posting on here and I have never once had to or felt the need the need to report any body for it, the irony is that day after day we see viv and plan a post at will yet I who have campaigned against racism and offensive comments find my self shut off the blog.

  • 22 lesh // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Wonga’s corporate colours appear to be blue (name and frame of Wonga logo) and white.

    Newcastle United’s colours are black and white and that fact surely subtly separates us from Wonga. Those blue stripes are useful.

  • 23 luke.r // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Bollance

    I’m not a new poster no and we must seem to miss each other as i don’t recognize your name either sorry

    Uncertain Toon
    I agree, Yanga was terrific at left back and didn’t play to well at centre back. With the reputation he has, i’m sure he will come good and i hope that happens this season!

    And to everyone else, isn’t the wonga logo blue? Companies don’t change their logo just for the sake of a shirt.

  • 24 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Yes, that is a bit of a shame for Southampton isn’t it, and yeah they seem an entirely decent and fine club, although I’m not sure how much credit they or Spurs can take for Bale, who at this stage seems the complete package on and off the pitch. I’d put by far the lions share down to genetics and parenting, but yes his development does at least reflect very well on Southampton, who also made a few bob overall as well.

  • 25 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    http://www.heartsdirect.co.uk/images/P/New%20Away%20Kit.jpg

    This is another Wonga kit but in red.

  • 26 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    “Just for the sake of the shirt”

  • 27 Twatter // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Pretty ugly-looking. Dunno why they’ve left a white space either side of the logo where stripes should be either. Just a really shoddy job, the kind of workmanship you’d expect from a Mike Ashley-endorsed sweatshop design done off the cuff…

    Oh wait! Nevermind. In all seriousness, had it even been executed properly I still would never have bought it due to the sponsor being Wonga, but at least I won’t feel guilty now that Puma have done what they’re best at, which is making sh*te shirts on the cheap.

  • 28 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    luke.r

    I have also found other versions of the Wonga logos on kits.

  • 29 luke.r // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    ah well thats interesting then. They must have thought the blue would work because we’ve had blue in our kits before.I’m not too pleased with the kit, much prefer last years one!

  • 30 Twatter // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    As for the logo being blue, it’s not like it really clashes as much as the blue would on that new Hearts kit. I doubt Wonga would’ve allowed it to be changed colour though – I mean the difference between this shirt and all the others they’ve sponsored in the past few years is this is their biggest club to date, their most ambitious deal with the most money being traded. You would imagine it to be pretty vital to them that they get the exact conditions they wanted.

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    I know some of you boys like to see what the new strips are like. My interest would be basic -along the lines of it looks alright or it doesn’t.
    I may not be modern in discussing the finer points of a new strip but some of you boys, I have to say, when discussing the qualities of the new strip, sound like ladies discussing underwear in the knicker shop.

  • 32 RonVanDam // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    @ 18 Uncertain Toon

    I commented on their acadmy few months back. They have a knack of finding top young talents and developing them. Wish we had that, then we wouldn’t have all these transfer frustrations.

  • 33 AmeriToon // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    @mistertuff
    We dont have any signings to talk about, what else are we supposed to talk about? Kinears underwear?!

  • 34 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    The fantastic simple black and white striped shirt and wonderfully named stadium have always carried a level of dignity the club has never managed to live up to. The current ownership act as if neither asset has much currency at all. They just chip away at it all and remodel in their own image. It actually deeply depresses me. Even so, still believe the club will ultimately triumph over this ownership.

  • 35 Mister Tuff // Aug 1, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    AmeriToon – you make a fair point -nothing much else to talk about -better that than the hotheads picking fights with each other.

    Watched a programme about Swansea City on BBC1 earlier on. Good programme – I did not realise that the Swans fans bought the club -when they nearly got kicked out the league a few years ago. The supporters launched a campaign and bought the club. They gradually got stronger -but they knew they could not compete financially with the bigger clubs -so their plan was to use the passing game that they still use -that is their football philosophy – and all started by Roberto Martinez, continued by Rogers and now Laudrup. I can only see them getting stronger and fancy the Bony/Michu partnership to run some defences ragged this season. In some respects I wished we were like them.

  • 36 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 1, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    I think the dark blue away strip looks nicer.

  • 37 Toon73 // Aug 1, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Knowing our business model, we will wait until the final conceivable date to release this strip for sale so we avoid gaining maximun sales revenue.

    It’s the Toon way.

  • 38 Uncertain Toon // Aug 1, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    Mister T,

    Aye it was a good programme. Shame about the striker Thomas having to retire early. Bet he’ll never buy a pint in Swansea again. They so easily could have been gone on and disappeared!
    Did you notice Sinclair scoring and where he was on pitch, exactly what we’re missing. Hope the 3 stoogies where watching that and switch the feck on!

  • 39 p // Aug 1, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    I am sure that is merde de taureau modelling the new kit

  • 40 jimmysmith // Aug 1, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Replace the blue with black, get rid of that bizarre stitched in polo neck and of course the shameful Wonga insignia and you`ve got yourself a Toon top.

  • 41 numba9 // Aug 1, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    quite like it but won’t be buying it prob made dead cheap nasty thin material like last years plus I am don’t wanna be a big sisse advertising wonga or give Ashley cox more of my pennies

  • 42 numba9 // Aug 1, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    Any more pennies I mean damn phone

  • 43 evildick // Aug 1, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    From a distance this kit will look pretty good.

    Up close it will no doubt look and feel cheap, because it is.

    I object to the blue stripes… maybe have some blue on the trim but not on each stripe! Don’t change the basics man.

    At least the stripes are straight this year, no silly spikes.

    Is the crest that bubbly plastic stuff?

    I don’t understand what that under collar thing is? it’s unnecessary

    I will never wear anything with Wonga on the front.

    Luckily the retro selection at the club is pretty good!

  • 44 Santon03 // Aug 1, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    it looks good, blue wonga added fresh colour.

  • 45 Santon03 // Aug 1, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    Evildick

    You should be our fashion designer.

  • 46 aussiemag1987 // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Tbh apart from the wonga logo I actually really like it. Stop being picky people lol

  • 47 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    we have had subtle little blue strips through our tops over the years… this isn’t the first!

    why are people even moaning about the shirt
    a) we are sponsored my Wonga – deal with it
    b) blue stripes – we have had these over the years from as far back as I can remember
    c) all the basics are still there – it’s still black and white
    d) the crest is still the same

    Hurry up Joe, get some bodies over the line, even if they are not high profile, we need more quality youngsters to be pushing through into the first team as was promised, something to get excited about. About 10m will create a little bit of calm with the fans again. surely with what has been made with TV and new sponsorship that isn’t an awful lot to ask now, is it?

  • 48 julidog // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    It also has a blue pin strip through the side of each black stripe too i think it looks good

  • 49 John Tudor // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    wheres betty gomis

  • 50 MrToon // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    It would be great if someone produced a sir Bobby Foundation stick on label to go over the Wonga Sign.
    Would be a great peaceful protest from the fan and a good advertisement for the charity at the same time.

  • 51 SeanNufc87 // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Its very similar to the 1998 one if I recall. N how anyone can say its awful is beyond me, sure slate the logo as we essentially have a slang word for cash on our strip, but its black and white like it always is so you can only be slating little blue lines really?

  • 52 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    To be fair blue is part of the clubs history, so I don’t really have a problem with that, just don’t think it looks particularly good on this strip. But then I don’t think the strip looks particularly good at all, not just the blue.

    More important things to concentrate on though. City looked outstanding in the first half hour yesterday, I am more than a little worried at how easily they carved up AC Milan to score.

  • 53 Patoon // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Surely if we aren’t gonna spend in the transfer window the tv money and wonga money can go towards the money we stil owe MA, bringing his asking price for the club down, making it more invitable for potential buyers

  • 54 JaxtheMag // Aug 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    I hope fans don’t buy it to stickit up tight Ashley.

  • 55 bills-son // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    I hear Bent wasn’t impressed that we would only offer £2M for him and wouldn’t get close to his £65K a week wages.

    Well Darren, we aren’t impressed that a player that only Fulham want thinks he is worth mega wages especially when you would be third choice behind Cisse and probably Gomis.

    Better grab Fulham’s offer while their new owner is still wet behind the ears with excitement.

  • 56 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Article in the guardian newspaper that Bents advisors weren’t impressed with JFK at yesterday’s meeting he told them NUFC would only offer Villa £2million and wages would be half of what Fulham had offered which was close to £65000 a week.
    Looks like we’re down to two targets now.

  • 57 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Patoon

    The club that finishes bottom of the league this season will pick up a staggering £63 million minimum!!!

    No way he’s gonna sell any time soon

  • 58 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/kinnear-meeting-with-bent-agent-ends-in-farce/

  • 59 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Sean,
    I think the collar looks crap. I have taken the Wonga bit out of the equation, but still just don’t think it looks good. Anyway, it is largely irrelevant to me if the strip looks good or bad, as long as the football played in it is good.

  • 60 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    UT,I have seen people want Mbwia as LB because they don’t like Santon, this is why I think we should have two natural players challenging for each position and those who can cover simply as that,JfA.

  • 61 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    To be honest, if Bent isn’t happy with that then screw him, I didn’t really want a striker who has a bad attitude, lacks application and last looked a decent player about 2 years ago.

    Why we want him as a third striker is beyond me, get someone who can develop and in a year or two push for a regular first team slot, rather than someone who will be discarded. I’m all for experience, but not at the expense of ability.

  • 62 Patoon // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    JackButler

    Wel fcuk that then, i stil think we’re gonna go all out on the last week of the window tho

  • 63 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    JB,
    I think he will sell, but it will happen as quickly as his purchase. Maybe not this summer, but I doubt it will be too far away. The more he ups his stakes in Rangers the more likely he is to sell us.

    I am looking forward to how the Rangers fans react when he tries to rename Ibrox as the Sports Direct Arena @Ibrox. After all, he has already bought the naming rights for the ground.

  • 64 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Patoon

    hope you are right mate, we only need Gomis, Remy and Sinclair or players of that nature in those positions to round off our squad and give us a real fighting chance this season

  • 65 Santon03 // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    If Bent as backup striker asking for 50k/week, then I’m with JK on this. I will support JK to give Bent and his agent as many F word as possible.

    If we take Bent and give him 50k/week salary as 3rd or 4th striker then the club will have to upgrade all those 1st and 2nd choice players wages which will be a lot.

  • 66 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Lilongwe

    Already said before that he wont get away with renaming Ibrox, in that regard we were/are a soft touch and allowed the renaming of SJP go without too much of an adverse reaction other than what was written about it. The Rangers fan will march en mass if he tries it up there.

    But you are right in that IF he does sell it’ll come from no where and will happen and be over very quickly, but i have my doubts as we are no a real cash cow for him with this new TV deal and the fact that he spends very little

  • 67 jonobbad // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    Nah dont like it. Never going to spend any of my cash on a shirt or ticket until ashley is gone.
    It only goes Ashleys pocket and he has enough money as it is.
    Roll on the day, Ashley rolls outta town.

  • 68 Santon03 // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    I wonder what happened with Amalfitano? Will he be loaned or sold? I didn’t see his name during pre-season matches

  • 69 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    JB,
    I agree that Rangers fans would be up in arms. But would Mike Ashley have paid good money for the rights if he didn’t intend to change the name? Maybe he is employing some marketing guru to come up with an acceptable name involving Ibrox and SD.

  • 70 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Santon agree with you to an extent but if we don’t get some players in up front and Cisse gets injured or banned the team won’t score many goals at all.
    That would be a short sighted approach for Mr Ashley

  • 71 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Santon,
    Amalfitano is 25/1 with Bet365 to be our top scorer. 6th out of our squad??? Maybe they know something we don’t!

  • 72 raj of hailsley // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Ed,
    There are a few readers who don’t like my comments, as you must have noticed my stance is very anti Ashley  but I’ve had more positive comments than I have had against me , I have put up with terrible stick over the years on here and never once felt the need to complain to you, if there are people who feel my comments aren’t suitable for this type of forum just let me know and I will stop blogging on here, the irony of the situation is that I have campaigned against offensive and racist comments from posters who are continually allowed back on here yet find myself not being allowed to post after complaints from people who would like to see the blog filtered so they can only read the posts they want to or agree with.
    Regards
    JfA

  • 73 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    JB,
    Scratch that last bit about good money… Just checked, and Ashley has effectively just bought it at a massively low value. Less than a million is the reported figure, due to them being demoted, but experts value it at closer to 10mill when they are back in top flight. Simple purchase and sale to another company when they get back up perhaps.

  • 74 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Lilongwe

    He’ll try and change the name no doubt about that, I simply don’t think he knows just how bad the reaction will be when he does go through with it.

    Maybe he thinks that after everything thats happened up there over the last few years the fans will accept it if there’s a promise of a return to the top flight, who know’s? but if he does sell us and move’s up there then best of luck to him I just don’t want him to be our problem anymore

  • 75 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Raj/Jail,
    What happened? Must have missed all this! There are plenty of people who enjoy your posts, this blog seems to be losing a lot of its good posters at the minute!

    I don’t agree with all you say, but this place would be dull if we all agreed.

  • 76 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    JB,
    Aye, then we just have to hope the new man isn’t similar to the Venkys!

  • 77 bills-son // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Jfa,

    A pussy cat like you has never been banned surely??

  • 78 JackButler // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Jail

    We all disagree from time to time as we all see things differently, but if we all agreed with each other then blog’s like this one would be boring.

    For me as long as everyone stay’s within the parameters of what Ed has set out then any comment or point of view is valid.

    Nothing on race, religion or politics and nothing personal

  • 79 raj of hailsley // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Lil,
    It seems that a couple of posters don’t like my comments on Ashley and want the blog filtered so that we only have people who cheer the regime, by the looks of it anything I post appears an hour or so later after Ed has cleared it which pretty much takes the fun out of debate.
    JfA

  • 80 ToonMatt // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    The strip is cheap and tacky, like our owner!

  • 81 bills-son // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    On personal comments….

    Posters kick off at the slightest personal slur yet think it is ok to fire the vilest abuse at Ashley, Kinnear, Pardew and in his time Llambias.

    Fact is you will always get abuse thrown around on blogs. If you cant hack it or dont like it read theGuardian or a comic instead.

  • 82 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Raj/Jail,
    What a joke! I’ve never being vaguely offended by any of your posts. So what if you post things against Ashley? Many on here despise and dislike him.

    Should we also get rid of those who dislike Pardew?

    I like Shola, and am offended by anti Shola posts, can we get rid of those posters to.

    Anti Kinnear folk out while I’m on.

    Anyone still here?

  • 83 bills-son // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    JFA,

    Absolute joke your comments being passed by Ed before posting.

    If every poster on here was as forthright, eloquent, intelligent and humorous as you the blog would be by far the better for it.

    There are no two posters on here who have crossed swords as much as we have yet the banter has remained well within the bounds of blog etiquette. If others posters cant hack your subtle way with words it is they who should fcuk off not you.

  • 84 check the toastie // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    JFA – what will you do with your life if you cant blog? A big empty space, gutted for you………………

  • 85 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    If we don’t sign someone we’re in effect, going backwards as others are pushing forwards. But as we’ve actually let a few players go, we’re moving backwards even faster.

    Not good enough for what the club has going for it. Frankly, it is unacceptable.

  • 86 Santon03 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Ow.. JFA being banned?

    I had many arguements with you, but it’s nothing serious. If we always agree then I have noone to argue with. You anti-Ashley, me pro-Ashley, the will always be arguements but your words were not rude or offensive imo unlike Ashton or Avenger.
    Maybe just a bit bored with your “…. too good for Ashley” thingy.

  • 87 JaxtheMag // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    how can any1 rate shola,he scored 1 goal last season for godsake.

  • 88 Toon73 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    It’s all JFK’s fault

  • 89 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Jail, are you sure your comments are awaiting modification because a couple of folk have pulled them up? Is it not just a temporary problem with the blog or something?

  • 90 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Okay, JAMSHA it’s time for judgement!

  • 91 raj of hailsley // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Laurent,
    I e mailed Ed yesterday asking if there was a glitch and he replied that he had recieved more than one complaint about my posts and therefore would be moderating them.
    JfA

  • 92 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    I’ve never been as underwhelmed for the start of a new season as this. Which is not quite right, as I believe we have good players who can do good things if they are managed properly.

  • 93 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Jax, Toon73,

    Banned. Nothing but positive stuff here please! ;-)

  • 94 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Ed,
    Seriously, Jail doesn’t post anything that is offensive. He is also one of the people who is quick to try and stamp out anything racist or in bad taste.

    If people are offended by reading or hearing others opinions then maybe they shouldn’t be reading a blog, or using the internet at all, or even go out in public. It is a dangerous world out there with opinions and spheres of thought all over the place.

    Please re instate jail’s full blogging privileges, as I think we have established he is a valued member of the blog.
    Yours Faithfully,
    Early Risers.

  • 95 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    LR32,
    While we have done nowt, I still can’t wait for the season to start! Call me a glutton for punishment, but I miss proper football during the winter/summer. (winter for me)

  • 96 Markaccus // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    How in the name of living funk does someone like jfas comments get moderated when the blog is over run with other clearly more offensive trolls??

  • 97 onepeterb // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    What’s going on. Toon supporters having a chat about fashion.
    Sound like a bunch of lasses.

  • 98 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Jail, that is ridiculous. You are right to have your views on Ashley, as they are your views and you contribute a lot to the blog. I enjoy reading your posts.

    Thing is, if people are against what you say, or have said, then they must be pro-Ashley. Which is fine, and again, their opinion, but I think it’s unfair to pull you up for your views, especially when we have scraped relegation thanks to Bosingwa and have mugs like Pardew and Kinnear employed. Which, ultimately, Ashley has decided was a good idea… oh, and we’ve got no signings!!!

  • 99 JaxtheMag // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    how could jfk meet bents reps knowing we were only offering villa 2mill,

  • 100 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Lilongwe, I wish I had the same excitement, but I don’t, because Pardew won’t suddenly become a good manager overnight, and we’ve lost a couple of players.

    As some people may be sick of reading, I can’t stand the bloke, the misinformation which he gives to cover up his own inability, or the dreadful tactics and starting line-ups and subs which he continuously employs.

  • 101 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    What’s with the ass-kissing this morning Bills ;-) lol

    So J4A has been banned! Most have missed something (maybe I have to tone down my dislike of Joke “the Fisher King” keeper of the Holy Grail)

    …honestly what have you said to get banned?




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