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Newcastle To Pay £2M For Remy Loan – But Not Signed Yet

6:23 pm, Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 311 Comments

There is further news associated with the report in the French Media this afternoon, that Newcastle have agreed a deal to take Loic Remy to Newcastle on a one year loan – with an option to buy him next summer.

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Harry Redknapp - £2M loan fee for Loic Remy

This is what QPR manager Harry Redknapp said this morning as reported by Metro:

“He’s a player who’s going on loan.” “If you were buying Loic Remy for £8M, which there were clubs willing to buy him for, and if you gave him a four-year contract and he ran that down and was a free agent, he’d cost you £2M a year on that deal.

‘If somebody wants to loan him they’d be entitled to pay £2M for him.” “They would be getting a striker that would be getting 15-20 goals next year in the Premier League.”

“He is a top class player.” “He could play for anybody in the Premier, in my opinion.”

So it seems Harry has done a complete 180 degrees turn from what he said yesterday, although owner Tony Fernandes said two of his top players would go out on loan, so that tells us that Fernandes and not Harry is running the London club.

The news in the French media was that Tottenham, Naples and Everton could also be interested in signing the Frenchman, but with his pending court case for rape yet to be heard, it could be that no club will come in and pay his release clause, which said was €11M, which is around £9.4M.

And the fact that Newcastle are the first to agree the loan deal could give us a huge advantage, and we assume Joe Kinnear and Lee Charnley are trying to seal the deal today – if they aren’t they should be.

Now I had better look for those blood pressure pills – just in case we sign Bafetimbi Gomis outright and then Loic Remy on loan in the next day or so.

It would be hard to take so much good news, and all at once too.

And does that mean we’ll have to say Joe Kinnear has done a good job this summer? :D

If we get these two players through the door, and neither deal has yet been completed despite news to the contrary, we will have a very strong squad for next season – no doubt about it – but there’s still an “if” there.

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311 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    so Ed, I thought there’s no rape case against Remy…

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Any coincidence we pretty much sign Gomis the day after our new kit is launched ? .

  • 3 alext109 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    If we got both Gomis and Remy by the end of the weekend I would be very happy indeed. Please JK don’t screw it up!!!!

  • 4 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    With this club from the last few years I don’t think you can ever believe they’ve signed until 2 weeks after they’ve played their first game for us!

  • 5 Burni // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    No it doesn’t mean that he’s done a good job. We’ve bin linked with both well before he came and I reckon lambeezy could’ve got them over the line

  • 6 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    i like the arrangement, pay 2m for this year then presumably remaining 6m in the summer should all be ok

    for what its worth for those that were worried about us missing out on bony, gomis has almost identical stats on fifa ;D

  • 7 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    gomis is already pals with cabs and debuchy aswell :D

  • 8 alext109 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM


    I would agree with you there mate. When we have really really needed players in, last January window and the cisse deal the window before, we went for them and got them.

    I am not saying Lambias was the reason behind us getting those players and I know the board acted out of desperation more than anything. But now it just seems like they are twiddling their thumbs pondering excuses why they couldn’t get players “over the line”, and instead waiting for players to turn up on their doorstep.

  • 9 leavemyarselona // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    No I wouldn’t say he personally has done a good job it’s standard procedure in football as high as the premier league division to have full squads we should have never been so weak in first place your talking about massive massive football club and it got to the very bottom of desperation of needing players shouldn’t be happening at all at newcastle united ,, once we have a full covered squad then all be pleased with business as they say the board have done until then ,, they deserve no respect ,,

  • 10 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    just seen the line up for gateshead, worrying that amalfitano is sitting there in the reserves, maybe he was just signed as a translator ;)

  • 11 Owldman // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    The French press had us signing Remy last season until someone at Toon didnt even bother to go & meet him & his agent off the plane & floppy chops stepped in so now I take everything the press says with a pinch of for Gomis I will wait until I actually see him kick a ball for the Toon

  • 12 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Would suspect more risk in this one than gomis, jan window showed the type of character this fella is.

    If the three other interested clubs are truly interested then we doomed

  • 13 magpie6699 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Not getting my hopes up too much yet – there’s many a slip before the fat lady counts her chickens!

  • 14 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM


    I understand amalfitano was always a gamble buy on the basis his brother developed in mid 20s and the club thought worth the risk him doing the same for the money we paid.

  • 15 sparky55 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Remy and Gomis in = cisse out

  • 16 SecretSausage // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    this is all very interesting. I was told a couple of weeks back that Remy was a cert to come here and the French players were in touch with him. If that was known and they still tried to get PEA for so much money they have now got Gomis therefore there is still a lot of money available.

    With Goofy, Gomis, Cisse, Remy, Ben Arfa, you have to say that is a pretty impressive group of forward players. (and Shola) hee hee.

    I wonder if they are looking at other players. Even central midfield is pretty full. Cabaye, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko. You could say we neeed wingers but with 3 of those forwards playing it may be difficult to fit wingers into the team.

    I’m just wondering if maybe that’s the team complete?

    Can you see them still looking for more players? First team players I’m on about.

  • 17 PAULNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Harry looks happy as ever in this pic. .cheer up sloppy chops you might get to keep someoneyou said was not going out on loan.

  • 18 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM


    We didn’t pay anything for him lol

    Evening lads! How’s the vibes tonight?

  • 19 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Bad news lads n lasses

    Both deals are off. Apparently Jose thought they were one player called ‘Bafloic Remigomis’.

  • 20 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM


    I know you’ve been of the impression that Cisse would be on the way out for some time, you’ve also stated Cabaye and Krul were on their way out.

    Will be interesting if your prophecies come true.

  • 21 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM


    Decent hungry cover for rb

  • 22 Yorkgeordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    I’m in danger of becoming a hypocrite (along with a few others I imagine). If we sign these two players I might start thinking Kinnear is not as bad as I thought, or then again I might not.

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    sorry but couldn’t this have just continued from the last thread?

  • 24 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM


    A good CB replacement for Willo, and a right back to cover for debuchy. Cant see it happening though

  • 25 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Kirk isn’t going anywhere unless MA wants rid for money, it’s his home now.

  • 26 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM


    Can’t see us buying anyone better than what we have if remy and gomis come in.

    Purples will only come in if we lose someone.

    My thought would be development players if we get gomis and remy, if anyone

  • 27 Toonboy_84 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Not getting my hopes up till their stood with pards, holding up the black and white stripes.

    Will be over the moon if they do though :)

  • 28 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Lol silly kindle *krul

  • 29 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Harry Redknapp, footballings version of Boyce

  • 30 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    The only worrying thing about signing both Gomis and Remy would be relying on pardew to have the balls to drop his favourites

  • 31 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM


    Very good point – def worth the money then ha

  • 32 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    JFK doesn’t speak French, or “excuse my French”?

  • 33 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM


    Sure let’s forget the initial interviews, the holiday at the start of July, and the fact we’ve signed no one in July. Kinnear is a joke, and is not responsible for signing Remy of Gomis. If we sign these players it will be Carr who has pin pointed them.

    The negotiations are handled by Kinnear, and as it stands we’ve penny pinched for 3 weeks for a CF we’ve desperately needed. Not exactly top class work.

  • 34 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Either that or a versatile defender who is reliable at cb or fb…… i said a few weeks back we should contact Wigan and see if James Perch is available :D

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Ando on Total sport the other night said he thought the Gomis deal would happen but take awhile, and tonight some mackem caller winding him up and he said that he thought the deal would never happen.
    Sounds like a few posters on here !

  • 36 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    We won’t get remy. Why? Because I doubt JFK has any skill in Fifa.

  • 37 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Untelated but does anyone know why SSN reporting from a cafe??


  • 38 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Would asking for Scott Sinclair be too much???

  • 39 Bambams // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Chaps have we actually signed Gomis……

    Been out all day so pretty much a blur

  • 40 Yorkgeordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Yeah I agree with you , think I’m light headed with relief at getting signings in and they haven’t even signed yet. My old sceptism is still in there though

  • 41 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Guys lets keep the excitement to a minimum until they are both in the back!

    …I’ll a wait confirmation on the official website :-)

    PS: did Ibiza back the sure thing yet?

  • 42 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM


    Ruddy makes a good point. He may be spot on aboit jose having nowt to do with it, or he could be 20 miles wide. However this sudden activity smacks of january when lambrini effed aboit and ash stepped in, and now there are distant rumours of jfk being close to the sack!
    What a wonderful soap opera nufc provide!

  • 43 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    JB – Yes….i can already see sissoko spending a lot of time out on the wing this year unfortunately.

  • 44 Ben3arfa // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Our only competition for Remy are Tottenham.

    Kinda scary, lets hope we can get him and Gomis “OVER THE LINE”

  • 45 sparky55 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    ROTUNDA…since when have newcastle under ashley’s regime ever had 4 international strikers all earning well over 40k a week in the same squad

    It simply won’t happen…something has to give if gomis and Remy appear on the steps at st James’

  • 46 Flokos13 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    It was about time!There is no reason to celebrate for JK yet…He just do his job…He had the targets and hopefully he manage to do the deals…Now if he finalize both of them we can make dreams after all!!With 15mil pounds sign 2 top strikers!!Not bad at all!!

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    JB…just ask my friend…just ask :-D lol

  • 48 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM


    To finnish my previous statement…. i personally believe you are right, and not 20 miles wide. Jfk is a big eejit.

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I’ve never heard anything like it in five or six years of using this blog, Pushy/Ian, who wouldn’t dream of reporting us to Ed is thinking of taking court action about accusations of multiple posting, also the topic of conversation presumably on the trip to St Mirren over a few beer (singular) was the removal of us from the blog. Interesting.

  • 50 Yorkgeordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Yes I agree, see@40

  • 51 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Pardew has just spoken about Remy saying

    ‘He’s the perfect player for us, he really impressed us when he was playing in France and that’s why we made a move for him in January. Unfortunately though, we were unable to complete the deal for him and the lad ended up at QPR where he went on to prove himself as a brilliant right back’ :D

  • 52 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    JB, we do need Sinclair, and he’s not wanted @ Man City.

  • 53 swisstone // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    The only thing i struggle with is JFK doesnt strike me as a sound commercial bloke

    If thats true who is pulling the strings in terms of the penny pinching?? Previously i would have thought lambeze but now…?

    Someone must be holding the red tape on that sort of thing and doubt ashley is diving down to that level of detail

    So who is it?

  • 54 lukes26 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Signing remy on loan w/option to buy would be fantastic…especially if QPR dont get promoted.

    Even more reasons to hate-watch QPR! (Harry Redknapp being the other obvious reason)

  • 55 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM


    Remy, Gomis and Sinclair would constitute a brilliant window for us………………as long as no one leave’s

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    If we get those three I will class that as sound investment and will go and watch games at SJP this season.

  • 57 Rooster // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Magical if we could get Gomis Remy n Wijnaldum in, late in the day I know, and its been a complete wind up for us fans, but surely we deserve a smile or two or three!!!

  • 58 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    They are still in for a goalkeeper to replace that lump of wood Elliott.

  • 59 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    rooster never heard wijnaldum mentioned?

  • 60 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    In “my Shanghai” pub stroke resteraunt patiently waiting for for some signings. Come on JK get some signings lol

  • 61 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM


    Those three would round off the squad for me and give us a real fighting chance this season.

    There would still be one massive flaw with the squad but I’m not going into that right now as I’m simply enjoying the fact that we are at last getting our arses into gear and actually signing some quality players

  • 62 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM


    Now that is incredibly curious. Ian fails to realise that I have a background in law and that any claims of obtaining court orders to have us removed from a blog for accusing him of multiple posting is absolutely insane.

    I am genuinely concerned for his sanity though, a massively unhinged individual, yet he does possess intellect, symptomatic of a sociopath.


    I could be 20 mile wide, but I do think Kinnear has massively failed in his task of bringing players in with better efficiency than Llambias did. He needs to bring in 3/4 players between now and the end of the window to claim some credibility. It’s never going to happen in my opinion though.

  • 63 Pokat // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Um wots wrong with Elliot like? I thought he was an ok keeper?

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:11 PM


  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Plan a is a mackem troll. Ignore him.

  • 66 Pokat // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM


  • 67 Thump // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    ‘Arry’s just showing off his new math skills.

  • 68 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM

  • 69 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    So the obnoxious little turd@64 is going to go to a football match for the first time

  • 70 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM

  • 71 Rooster // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Kebab, Wijnaldum has been in the background for a while, not saying we are in for him but a quality wide man would give us all a big smile “dont mean harry redknapp” ha ha

    I genuinely would like to see young Dummett left back and Santon in front of him on the wing, if we don’t get anyone in as a wide player.

    Dummett puts in a terrific cross, hard as nails and has an eye for a goal, a really good kid.

  • 72 Bambams // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Williamson has been pulled from the team tonight. …..Off to Cardiff ?
    New CB due or are we planning to use Gomis in back four. …

  • 73 Pokat // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Well I hope these guys are wrong but somehow it seems a bit close to the truth.

  • 74 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    yup, Elliott is a good GK on the bench. He’s not superb, but he’s a good Robin (Krul as Batman). He also got some long assisting goal kicks as I recalled.

    so it has been like:
    Snercik + Hislop
    Given + Harper
    Krul + Elliott

    and we got a few good one like Forster?

  • 75 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Pokat in time you will suss motormouth out for the phoney he is. Try challenging his limited football knowledge. The chance falls apart and resorts to the mackem troll patter.

  • 76 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Definitely something wrong, always suspected he was the same poster but when you showed them posts of him talking to himself, bingo, that day I set up raj of hailsley as a pi$$ take I got caught out talking to Ibiza because I forgot to log out and that’s exactly what happened to him , how he can still post thinking different surely shows some type of illness.

  • 77 lukes26 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    i just read an article from 2011 that named the players with the most offsides in europe.

    Cisse was second in all of europe while at Freiburg, averaging 2.6 offsides a game!

    He’s actually improved since being at newcastle if you can believe it

  • 78 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    There are players that could only play as super-subs.

  • 79 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    Don’t expect Gomis to be a 20+ a season goal scorer he’s never gonna be that, but for us he will be a great foil for Cisse and is able to hold the ball up and bring the midfield into play more.

    Expect Cisse to still be the main source of our goals but we will now score more overall and if Remy does come in then we are laughing

  • 80 sam123nufc // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    does anyone know what the Newcastle XI is against gateshead tonight?

  • 81 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:28 PM


    From the very first time I noticed Pushy and Ian patting each other on the back, I suspected they were one and the same poster, as soon as he started slating me that’s when I started honing in on him, low and behold he slipped up.

    I always kept saying I would hold a fragile truce if he stopped mentioning me, but given the discussions on multiple posters this past while has forced him to pull his alter egos out of the closet, which is a shame.

  • 82 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    and I wish Adam Campbell can learn more from Remy in terms of football skills. Adam Campbell can’t play in the middle I think, but he could be transformed to a scoring winger. He’s not tall enough.

  • 83 Thump // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    @JackButler @ 67: Oh how I hope that isn’t true…

  • 84 00chambersl09 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Butler ….agreed think gomis will hold the ball up bring others into it more the problem last season is our midfield left cisse so isolated got a feeling things might be better this year in regards to us not sitting as deep

  • 85 Tsunki // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    plan a – the ONLY other poster I remember using the word ‘patter’ consistently was planb/billy/bob/ted, I guess its a wearyside thing. You are a pathetic waste of time lad, coming on here just to disrupt. Why don’t you give it up, there’s still just enough time before puberty wreaks havoc on you.

  • 86 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    How about well done to all at Nufc.

  • 87 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I predict Cisse and Gomis to net 30 goals between them. Cisse with 18 and Gomis with 12

  • 88 00chambersl09 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Expecting cisse to get 15+ goals next season and gomis(if signed) to get between 10-15 hopefully not been to optimistic ha

  • 89 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    If this is really going to happen and we can keep hold on to our 9 and 4
    It could be a very good season indeed
    IMO gomis will get 20 goals remy if he does not go to clink will get 15 and papis will chip in with 15 ish
    That will be enough to finish in the top 6 and win the fa cup
    I could not be more excited about he prospect of this front 3 supported by benny and gouffan

    Come on the toon
    Fingers and toes crossed

  • 90 toonicle // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    I’d rather see us going after Sinclair or another pacey winger before we try getting Remy through (assuming that this Gomis deal is in fact wrapped up).

  • 91 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    don’t forget that HBA and Goofy could both get a few.

  • 92 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Thump – Nothing would surprise me with Kinnear…….though it’s most likely BS

  • 93 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Don’t know why exactly.. but I’m thinking of Predator now

  • 94 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    @83 maybe if you went out more often into the city centre you would broaden your patter a bit. Its a football blog about NUFC.

  • 95 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Goals predictions time :)

    Cisse 18
    Gomis 12
    HBA 7
    Gouffran 6
    Cabaye 5
    Sissoko 5
    Marveaux 4
    Santon 2
    Debuchy 1

  • 96 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Predicting Shola to chip in with 17 goals.

  • 97 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM


    same thing with jeff/viv/plana… in ref to the multiple names.. jeff slipped up and posted to himself the other day.. quite amusing, but very sad really

    i bet ed can locate the IP address, and block, ban them that way…

    just would like to see remy and gomis get over the line, give me something to drin k about when im off of work…

  • 98 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    @ 91

    If it bleeds we can kill it :) . Although he is not the best Predator lookalike, anyone else remember Primus :)

  • 99 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    well said tsunki :)

  • 100 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Forget bonny and pea
    This front three is as good as any in the premier league and that tincludes scum pool an manure and city too
    Well done to everyone involed

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Low fell,
    Shall we wait until he’s holding the shirt up until we hand out the plaudits.

  • 102 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Low fell

    For what exactly? We have not signed anyone, and even if we sign Gomis it’s nothing more than we need, expect and deserve. Let’s not not debase ourselves and come across as delirious simply because we get a signing.

    Sunderland have had 9/10 signings, Villa 6, Norwich 6, Swansea got 5 or 6, so why should we congratulate NUFC for 1? And we have not even finalised it yet.

  • 103 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    ill bet you two pints, your choice, cabs has more than 5…

  • 104 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    Think that’s why jeff reminded me of Ian, because eventually they all slip up, and usually in the same way.

    Here’s hoping Ed can get rid of them but I’m not holding my breath, Ian and the cohorts in his head have been around for a while, well over a year now.

    How are things, your side of the pond? Did you get to the Stoke game?

  • 105 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    The irony is although I suspect differently it could have easily been jeff/viv/plana that got me barred the other day.

  • 106 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    U right but its looking very good very good indeed
    I know it’s hard for you
    Ut come on just a small smile !!,
    All the best

  • 107 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Skunk is that the crap your smoking? You’ve got a fan in Doktoon your puerile school boy patter has tickled him. Swap phone numbers and who knows.

  • 108 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    @ Ruddy

    Quality over quantity m8 . The only Mackem signings I am slightly jealous off are Giaccherinni & Altidore. Although I think Gomis is better than Jozy.

    I will still be disappointed if we only bring in 1 player when we need a naturally left sided player (Sinclair) and possibly a CB. But if no one leaves and we bring in Gomis you would say under Ashley it is as good as we can hope for.

  • 109 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Please watch out our mouths. Ed doesn’t like us being so offensive. If you wanna stay here, be talking about football only.

  • 110 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM


    stoke was great, got into the company suite, with my son… dynamo won 2 nil… and my sons favorite player, andrew driver, who you may know from england, scored a cracker… was a good time, thanks for asking…

  • 111 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    who keeps farting on here

  • 112 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    The Mackems will be in trouble when the bell rings they have signed a bunch of average/poor players
    It’s a ticking time bomb at the stadium of s…
    Even more reasons to be cheerful

  • 113 Rooster // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    We are bigger odds on to sign Remy than Gomis, agents fee to be sorted out with Gomis , we will sort that though touch wood. Two good quality kids in, better late than not at all.

  • 114 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    @ Dok

    I think he has the ability but in 60 games for NUFC he has scored 10 so he averages 5 a season in the PL, plus he picks up some injuries . Same with Ben Arfa, he has the ability to get 10 plus goals a season but injuries set him back.

  • 115 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Obnoxious little turd don’t flatter yourself I don’t waste time getting you banned. The skunk sorts all that he is the spy.

  • 116 SecretSausage // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    tell you whats funny. if you look at that team now and add gomis and remy it is incredible. thats not the funny bit.

    now look at sunderland theyve had to get 9 players in already and none would get in our team. then they have to try and get rid of the rubbish they already have and nobody will take them. that poor owner (scumbag) is wasting so much money down there. now what will be funny is if these new players arnt good enough. the bubble is about to burst down there i think. i cant wait.

  • 117 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM


    My issue with Ashley is not that he isn’t bringing the right type of players, as the player recruitment for the most part is doing the job. They have failed in bringing in quality back up, and they take too long in replacing deficiencies but the players we do sign are usually of a very high standard.

    My issue with Ashley is that by hiring mediocre cockney twits like Pards and JFK he is ensuring that these players will never reach their full potential, and our club will only ever hover around mid-table.

    I agree though, I’d rather 3 quality than 9 mediocre players. If we sign Sinclair I’d be incredibly impressed, so long as Pardew plays him over Jonas…

  • 118 ToonJovi // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Paying 8-9 million for Gomis just makes me think… Should we not have paid an extra 2-3 million and bought Bony? Younger, amazing potential, already arguably better than Gomis…. Ooh well….

  • 119 SecretSausage // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    yorkymag I saw your post after I wrote mine lol. cant wait.

  • 120 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Tudor that’ll be the Skunki his patter honks.

  • 121 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    i understand.. i did get a email from ed, saying he gave viv a yellow… im not one to rat on ppl, but when you threaten to come to my house, where my son and wife and i live, well, theres some psychos out there, maybe one or two here imo.. and i do not take chances on my familys security, ever….

    but glad to have you back sir

  • 122 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    No worries lad, sounds like an excellent day was had by all. Did you get any sniff that Stoke will be playing a different style of play under Hughes or will it be endless lump it football from him too?

    After all, you are our scout in the US ;) haha

  • 123 00chambersl09 // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Ruddy…. yes but let’s he honest it’s not the quantity it’s the quality and the fact remains we don’t need to sign that many players agreed we need more than 1 but we do have a good squad of players

  • 124 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    How sad and pathetic does your life have to be to log into a blog of an opposing club just to try and wind people up???

  • 125 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Campbell has opened the scoring 1-0

  • 126 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    I think you are about to be surprised
    Gomis will take the premier league by storm bonny is I good but not as powerful as our new boy (tongue in cheek) fingers croosed

  • 127 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Don’t know what you guys think, but I always think that our squad is good enough and we just need one or two people playing for the front.

    of course, we are also looking at replacements of Perchinho and Simpson, but sounds like we got that from Dummett and Newton. Now we just need to keep everyone fit.

  • 128 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM


    Just to reiterate, I do think we need quality over quantity, but we do need at least 3 players to go into the season with a strong competitive squad, ideally 4 to bolster it and allow younger players to go on loan.

    As it stands, we are 2 weeks from the start of the PL season and have yet to confirm a single signing. I fail to see what there is to be over the moon about.

  • 129 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    BPC, so you are turning that bet down? :)

  • 130 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    JB, so you talk about the Gateshead match? I wanna see if someone could look at how Remie Streete and Kemen are doing.

  • 131 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Butler have you actually ever been to St James park? Because if you’re alluring to me call into the Hotspur on match day and I’ll stand you a drink and some Geordie hospitality.

  • 132 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    I shall assume your post was in jest but seriously until a player is in Newcastle holding the shirt past experience just tell us not to get too excited.

  • 133 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM


    oh yes i am the scout for N america, lol… forgot for a brief moment… (pulled a JK there)

    was not too impressd with stoke tbh… no flow or movement… plus i was in my toon shirt, they mightve been intimadated when i was chanting “go mighty toon army” at them. :)

  • 134 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM


    Strange how you were the only one to bite at my comment

  • 135 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:59 PM


    I’m just picking up the info off twitter through Lee Ryder, we seem to be on the back foot for the most part

  • 136 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Is that guy in the pic flying?

  • 137 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    No butler I’m not being nasty its a genuine offer.

  • 138 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    @ dok

    I never bet negatively on NUFC so I will have to decline :) . However at the end of the season Cabaye has 5 Premier League goals you can send me a pack of Desperados ;) .

  • 139 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    JB, I see. After we sold Perchinho and Simpson, I wish Dummett, Newton and Streete are good enough to step up.

  • 140 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    IF we get gomis AND remy

    cisse 21 think hes gonna thrive with good service
    gomis 10
    remy 9
    cabaye, HBA, gouffran 8
    sissoko, marveaux 5
    santon, debuchy 1

  • 141 gazza85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Potentially fantastic news today but I’m not getting my hopes up until I see both of them in the black and white stripes (with a hint of blue, lol).

  • 142 davis_toons // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    This is how Gomis will play.
    -Not really very strong on holding the ball like AC does
    -Didn’t seems very good in the air; though can score from corners due to height, maybe.
    -but very agile and
    -Quite good footwork and control of the ball (better the AC)
    - Can see and send through passes to teammates. (quite intelligent player)

  • 143 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:03 PM


    Well then, yes mate I have been to SJP though I don’t get there much these days as it’s a 700 mile round trip for me and work demands/family take up most of my time

  • 144 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:03 PM


    i was just wanting an over/under on goals… i would never ask you to bet against NUFC…

  • 145 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    No problem butler son keep it in mind if you are ever up here.

  • 146 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    You assume right
    I know that you care with the same passion as the rest of us
    And I know your absolutley sensible to not belive until it’s confirmed
    But I am excited so excited by the prospect this group of front men
    They have it all pace power and artistry and they are all three so very different

  • 147 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    @ dok

    I suppose it depends on where Pardew plays him. If he plays as a DM then I would 5 or under, although he will knock in a couple of free kicks. However if he plays more advanced like against Wigan and Villa he has showed he can find the net from range

  • 148 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:11 PM


    Not sure it Streete is ready for the step up yet, but Dummett is making a name for himself so he could see some first team games this season.


    Next time I’m up there I’ll take you up on that mate

  • 149 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Well cisses the key with these signing he’s the best goal scorer out of them really these player are to make the gap and are player/play makers so remy as a player seem to be a better fit. But gomis has strength its going to take some work but all round a good trio, if it happens, cisse is a mega play but has so many holes in his game, like being off side It may be funny from the stands shouting at newcastle forwards go and cisse are off side,
    Any truth In JFK getting the boot I would listen to it really but this is neecastle

  • 150 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    RML @ 100, You amaze me I thought you were sad but actually could write on a postage stamp your knowledge of football.
    Your not sad but daft.
    Sunderland have signed 9 players so you say.Please name them.
    Just to let you know,Gateshead ,have signed 9 players.
    As I have stated name the 9 Sunderland players.
    Go on !

  • 151 Tinman // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    BPC, injury is a bigger concern for how many goals he will get

  • 152 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    well, have a great weekend all, you too plana, im off and headed from work to my local….


  • 153 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Low fell

    Please explain how I am daft? With Sunderland it may be a case of quantity over quality, but Norwich have signed some very good players, as have Swansea and Villa, so why should we be delighted with a signing that has yet to confirmed?

    If you explain to me why that is so daft then I could take your criticisms on board.

    As for my football knowledge, I assume you think you’re much more intelligent than I so I await your response.

  • 154 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Cheers Doktoon.

  • 155 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Date Pos. Name From Fee
    24 May 2013, Duncan Watmore, Altrincham Undisclosed

    19 June 2013, David Moberg Karlsson, Göteborg £1.5m

    1 July 2013, Modibo Diakité, Lazio Free

    1 July 2013, Valentin Roberge, Marítimo Free

    1 July 2013, Cape Verde Cabral, Basel Free

    2 July 2013, Vito Mannone, Arsenal £2m

    8 July 2013, Jozy Altidore, AZ Alkmaar £6m

    10 July 2013, El-Hadji Ba, Le Havre £300,000

    16 July 2013, Emanuele Giaccherini, Juventus £6.5m

  • 156 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Those are Sunderlands signings so far this window………………I’m off for a shower now as I feel dirty

  • 157 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Fabio Coentrao has agreed personal terms with Tottenham, bye-bye Bale

  • 158 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Coentrao he’s class.

  • 159 martoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I’m just waiting for plana to say “I’ll get you Butler” :)

  • 160 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    I’ve just looked on and there is two weeks between threads, is that why so many of their imbeciles decide to post on here.

  • 161 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:23 PM


    I’m too old and knackered for all that :(

  • 162 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I thought Ashley might have gazumped the Bale deal.

  • 163 Bearsize // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Gomis and cisse offside specialists! This is going to be fun! Gomis lazy but hopefully pulls his finger out early doors

  • 164 corkypants85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    If gomis joins do you think he will take long to settle just 10 goals in his first season that some people are saying is pushing it a bit. Dont get me wrong i think he will be a hit but just think he may take say half a season to bed in

  • 165 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    get that bus out

  • 166 Stephen Keegan // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Cant believe Caulker went to Cardiff for 8m, top English talent there at a reasonable price would have loved to see him and yanga as a CB pairing in years to have come!!!

  • 167 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    RML as I thought you cannot. !
    When these two lads sign ,what will be your excuse then.
    As I have said before ,I cannot wait to walk into St James Park in a few weeks time with 50,000 Black @Whites Buzzing ,shouting ,screaming my team on in an increadible atmosphere and you will be stuck behind your little lap top moaning.
    Sad life would you not say.
    Never mind Sunderlands just bought 9 players !!

  • 168 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Gomis has to be better than Ameobi.

  • 169 JG83 // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    2 good signings hopefully. Would it be to much to ask for a shock bid for Micah Richards. Solves our cb and fb problem in one. Been off the boil last few seasons but I think if he got a good run of games he could regain his form.

    Sunderland may have bought 9 players but didn’t they do the same last year and the majority were crap. Same again this year but I like the look of that lad from juve. Shock to the system going from juve to the scum.

  • 170 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Kinnear fails to turn up at Lyon Offices for meeting to finalise Gomis deal and is later found singing in local park

  • 171 martoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Jack if you are old as me you’ll recognise that as a catch phrase from ‘On the Buses’
    Back to football I always thought we would get Gomis but I’m still not confident about Reme

  • 172 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    This Bale deal will spark the transfer market into life.

  • 173 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    Sadly I do remember old Blakey saying that :(

  • 174 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Gomis better than shoala
    Just a bit
    IMO this boy is the real deal absolute raw power with the touch and finesse to match we are in for a real treat even Pardew cant screw this up
    Or can he!!

  • 175 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    On the buses gets a regular airing on ITV3

  • 176 north_country_boy // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Anyone know what’s happened to Bigirimana pre-season? Doesn’t seem to have been used much – I know he was away in the summer with England but most others seem to have returned for games – is he injured?

  • 177 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Yorky Pardew is the weak link. He’ll probably play Gomis at centre half.

  • 178 martoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Plana – Got to admit I sometimes watch it – still find it funny.
    The first direct debit for my season ticket went out my account today – somebody out there cheer me up and tell me it will be worth it, won’t it?

  • 179 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    He’s taking the rap for Tiotes car offences

  • 180 Spuggy // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Something about gomis that doesn’t get me excited. Only a reasonable goal tally. Offside a lot (ring any bells) and when I’ve seen him he doesn’t seem to make intelligent runs.

    That said he may take the PL by storm with his pace and power
    He’s not of the class of remy or Cisse though. And I doubt he’s as good as Ba. An amoebi upgrade. I hope I’m wrong.

    If we only sign gomis I’d be disappointed. Bony would have been great.

  • 181 corkypants85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    All we need is french keeper and we could feild a full french side if we get gomis and remy
    Ben Arfa————————-amalfitano

    Oh shit theres keman aswell

  • 182 plana // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Its usually on in the early hours. All them old sitcoms are class as they aren’t held back with Political correctness.

  • 183 NUFC STEVE // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Hate everyone saying we’re set if we get these two deals done!! Can anyone name even a mediocre LEFT WINGER we have???

  • 184 Spuggy // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Get remy in and an out and out winger like Sinclair and Roberts your fathers brother.

  • 185 northernirishtoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Anyone else think remy on loan for a year is a good deal for everyone involved except us!

    If he has a good year (which I expect him to) then I’m sure bigger clubs will be in for him and let’s be honest he won’t hang about

    It seems we are putting him in the shop window

    I think we should either buy him up front or move on to someone else

    Hope I’m wrong

  • 186 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    greengrocer from the Heed – no self respecting Toon fan is going to name or be fooled into naming the new Sunderland players. Anyone answering your question correctly -would immediately get Mackem insults thrown at them. Poor trap.

  • 187 Spuggy // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:49 PM


    Totally agree. For me Jonas is backup/sub DFM now and marv is better in ACM. We only have obertan on the right, HBA is not an out and out winger – he goes where the ball is.

  • 188 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I think you will be surrprised
    Very different to remy but I think better than Ba
    IMO likley to be the most prolific since shearer yes that good potentially

  • 189 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    Any deal for Remy will be with an option to buy where a fee with QPR and the players wages will already be agreed and with the ongoing rape case it’s the best option for us as we could end up paying anywhere from 6-8 million for a player who is charged and sent down

  • 190 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    northernirishtoon, usually this kind of loan deal would have a clause that we would decide buying or not BEFORE the others are in, so no worries.

  • 191 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    JB you are quicker than I am. LOL

  • 192 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Mister Tuff

    I did answer him and I did name the players, simply as it’s funny who they have signed

  • 193 corkypants85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Sorry even better
    Ben arfa———————————gouffran

  • 194 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 33s
    Olivier Kemen comes on as sub for Gosling #nufc

  • 195 yorkymag // Aug 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Good team but remy also comfortable wide allowing Cisse and gomis up to a the expense of gouffan or benny

    Options options

    How very nice

  • 196 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Do you think this would work lads???







    Or you could swap Marveaux and Remy. I know we ain’t signed Gomis or Remy yet but it’s just a thought :) OR swap Sissoko for Anita or Tiote. We have quite a lot of options tbf!! I think that line up lacks defensive cover so it could be suspect. Just trying to get our best 11 out lol.

  • 197 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    JB – must have missed you post. I see you have been offered a drink in the Toon at the Hotspur. I used to have a pint in there many years ago – then the licencee was little Kenny Foxton. He was a gent -but only about 4’6″ tall – after a few pints arguments would start and I had to sort out the aggro on loads of occasions by throwing people out for Kenny.

  • 198 northernirishtoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM


    That all depends on remy wanting to stay
    If his agent gets a whiff other clubs are interested he just goes back to qpr then off to whoever he wants
    This loan deal gives us no security whatsoever


    As Belfast has pointed out numerous times, he has not even been charged yet meaning there is no case as he would of been charged long ago

    And if he does end up going to court, do we really want a player who will be going through a court case being accused of rape?

    Will be interested to hear the terms of the loan deal if and when it is finalised

  • 199 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    hmmm alnwick buggared

  • 200 bully76 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    yes it would be good if we got gomis and remy and hopefully keep cisse,but i dont want to hear newcastle fans talk like kinnear has done a good job if we do,we signed five players in janurary with lambiase who was unpopular but would rather any day over kinnear.we should have got these players weeks ago to intergrate into the team and got some preseason in.its also only an outlay of 10 million and once again ashley keeps low ambition ,the team need another winger and sinclair is a great option and certainly in our price range.not optimistic of much happening before deadline

  • 201 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:04 PM


    there is a case as the matter is being investigated and every investigation has a case number.

  • 202 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    northernirish – Remy is out on bail pending further enquiries by the cops. He has to respond to bail in September when he could end up being charged.

  • 203 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    2-1 Toon Campbell with his second of the night

  • 204 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    alnwick injured
    krul possible breakdown
    who is left apart from

  • 205 darrenfletcher88 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    I think if we got gomis and remy in.we wud have some fantastic forward options,cissie gomis remy Marv benny gouffy sammy shola, my god we are looking strong in midfield aswell.dare I get excited??

  • 206 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Darren – no as we have a shite manager, and until he is removed we will be constantly on ‘the back foot’.

    Plus nobody’s signed yet.

  • 207 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    The police are continuing to make inquiries into the allegation of rape that has been made against Remy, the findings of these inquiries will be presented as a case file to the CPS who then decide whether charges are to be brought against those who have been implicated

  • 208 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    No Gomis in town sightings yet? Remy not struggling to get near unconscious girl into the back of taxis on the bigg market?

  • 209 NUFC FOR SALE // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Can’t understand why so many people putting their teams together for next season and all leave tiote out? He had a bad season last year..ok but you need a proper defensive midfielder and he is one of the best around.
    I think tiote is going to be once again one of our best players this season. By cabaye’s standards he was every bit has bad as tiote last season but everyone will give cabaye a chance for next season… even though he wanted to leave. . Something tiote has never done.
    Debuchy colo mbiwa santon
    Ben arfa tiote cabaye remy
    Cisse gomis


  • 210 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Low Fell

    I could name them, Giaccherini, Mannone, Ba, Cabral, Diakite and a couple of others.

    I don’t understand why you’re being so aggressive. How do you mean, what will be my excuse? We should have signed these players a month or at least 2 weeks ago. The manager is not good enough, the DOF is not good enough, our first team coaching staff don’t seem to be good enough.

    I love our club, very much. It saddens me to see it in its current state. I will not accept it though, and will continue to criticise the powers that be.

  • 211 bzak12 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    JT Dont worry we’ve got Jonas!

  • 212 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM


    I left Tiote out but that is only because of last season. TBF he has had a good pre season so maybe drop Sissoko. We also have Anita!

  • 213 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM


    No sightings yet though no doubt they been seen in Gregg’s before too long.

    big story on twitter that Kinnear’s nothing more than a drunk

  • 214 corkypants85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    No i wudnt leave tiote out or cisse just showing how we could play a full french side thats all

  • 215 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Not to pick holes but that’s from a mackem and if he showed up to any meeting drunk he would be removed straight away without hesitation Ashley is a crap owner but he’s cut throat about business

  • 216 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    If Tiote plays anywhere near as badly as he did last season I’d drop him from the squad not just the starting 11

  • 217 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM


    I know it’s BS mate, just made me giggle thats all

  • 218 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Tiote has had some nightmare games for us for quite a period of time now, however to be fair to the lad he is still brave enough to offer for the ball, doesn’t hide and if he comes back to the form he showed when he first came then the whole team will click. Fingers crossed,

    Would play him in the middle with Sissoko and push Cabaye further up the pitch personally. Mind you on form he should be replaced with Anita who is a super little footballer. At least we should have some good options from the bench this season.

    Would also start Marv in front of Ben10 for the first part of the season as Benny is fat and needs to be given a kick up the arse.

  • 219 welshgeordie9 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Will remy play tomorrow for qpr

  • 220 Bearsize // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    PL goals
    Cisse 14
    Ben arfa 10
    Gomis 7
    Remy 6
    Cabaye 6
    Sissoko 4
    Marvaux 4
    Goofy 4
    Anita 2
    Colo 2
    Santon 2
    Shola maybe 1 if we get a pen and our spot takers arent playing.
    Not a bad spread. With not much natural width i cant see cisse and gomis getting many crosses, which you need if you want 20+ strikers. We’ll see

  • 221 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Ah right mate sorry haha tbh if it came out as true I wouldn’t be shocked Kinnear is a utterly brainless appointment and will only end in tears

  • 222 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    nufc – agree on Mr T. in the second game in Portugal he played well. In the second half a few of his passes were intercepted but other than that he was good -all over the place, pass and then running into space – making himself available all the time.Outstripped all his colleagues in this respect.

  • 223 thai-mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Gomis and agents fee’s, why is it only the Toon has a problem with this, there’s been dozens of signings at other clubs, and it’s no problem at all to them, we must be the only club that pays them

  • 224 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM


    Doubt it as they want him off their books and wont risk him picking up an injury


    Nothing would surprise me with Kinnear mate

  • 225 beddersmag // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    We dont have anyone who can do what tiote does in holding. Simple really, has to play imo

  • 226 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    There is no aggression what so ever.
    Did it slip your mind that Newcastle earlier this year we brought in 5 players ‘@ of good quality.
    There seems to be nothing at Newcastle ,they can do right for doing wrong.,but on the other hand it seems like Sunderland are .
    By the way how many signings have Arsenal @ Man utd made.
    When will you ever go to St James Park,no doubt you will be screaming for an Fa cup final ticket,when we get there !

  • 227 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Have a laugh guys

  • 228 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I can’t post anything?

  • 229 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Aye beddersmag we don’t have anyone else like tiote…

    someone who can
    - give the opposition free kicks in dangerous area’s
    - pick up the most yellow cards
    - give the ball away on a consistent basis
    - dance like a ballerina when under pressure and lose the ball
    - Give penalty away / get sent off
    - Blast a ball over the roof of the stadium
    - Be one of the most negative players on the field with all his sideways/back passes

    Did I miss anything?

  • 230 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Why can’t I post any URL

  • 231 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Tiote need’s to show a massive improvement on last season to justify his place in the starting 11 the same goes for Jonas as well

  • 232 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    There’s a guy called Newman posted this on a forum:


    Ajax captain Yohan Cabaye has told Dutch media that he is delighted with Ajax’s capture of fellow French international Bafetimbi Gomis. The forward, who has played ten times for the senior international side, completed a €10M (£8.75M) move, from Lyon, to the Amsterdam based side this afternoon, having previously spent all of his career playing in his home country.

    With Gomis coming in, many fans have questioned the future of Siem De Jong, who was used as a forward for a large majority of last seasons games. However, Ajax boss Ben Newman, who was sat next to Yohan Cabaye in a press conference earlier today, has since come out and said that the two forwards will most likely be rotated this season, and will be given an equal chance to prove themselves.

    Ben Newman
    Gomis is a great capture for the club. We heavily relied on Siem De Jong as our only real out and out forward last season, so it is nice to have more strength in depth for the forthcoming season. I am aware that many fans are worrying about the future of De Jong, but I can assure them that both him and Gomis will be given an equal chance to shine in a rotation system.

    Gomis is not the first player to move to Ajax this week, as young Serbian defender Matija Nastasic also joined the club from Manchester City on Wednesday night, in a transfer reportedly worth around €17M (£15M). Nastasic is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the world, but due to not getting enough game time last season he decided to leave The Etihad in favour of a move to a side that would fulfill his match minute requirement.

    On Wednesday, it was also reported that Barcelona winger Jesus Navas was looking for a move away from the Nou Camp. Just hours after this news came out, bookies across Europe had Ajax as red hot favourites to capture his signature, which had their fans purring at the prospect. During today’s press conference, Ben Newman pretty much confirmed that Navas will become an Ajax player once his transfer ban is up on the 15th August.

    Ben Newman
    The rumours of [Jesus] Navas coming to Ajax are correct. Us and Barcelona have a formal agreement in place that will see Jesus join the club once his transfer ban is up [on the 15th August] for just over €25M (£22M). As has been highlighted in the past, there were complications in the Jefferson Farfan transfer that are going to result in him immediately leaving the club once his transfer ban is up next Friday. A player of Jefferson’s quality is hard to replace, but we feel that Jesus [Navas] is very much an adequate replacement. On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Jefferson for all his hard work in what was a successful season last time out.

  • 233 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Benny is fat, so leave him on the bench… I understand what your trying to say, in that he should lose the extra weight during training..

    Just found it ironic that rather then letting him run on the pitch the solution is to bench him till he slims down.

  • 234 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Blog226 is forRML

  • 235 martoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    According to this
    Remy is on 2m euros a year which I reckon is about 30k per week which we could afford easily – sounds a bit low to me

  • 236 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Low fell

    I live in N.Ireland, financial restraints determine when I can go to SJP. Just a little something I wrote earlier to show you what I believe about our club

    “Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM


    My issue with Ashley is not that he isn’t bringing the right type of players, as the player recruitment for the most part is doing the job. They have failed in bringing in quality back up, and they take too long in replacing deficiencies but the players we do sign are usually of a very high standard.

    My issue with Ashley is that by hiring mediocre cockney twits like Pards and JFK he is ensuring that these players will never reach their full potential, and our club will only ever hover around mid-table.

    I agree though, I’d rather 3 quality than 9 mediocre players. If we sign Sinclair I’d be incredibly impressed, so long as Pardew plays him over Jonas…”

    So I am aware we have good players, and by the way I never said that Sunderland are signing top class players, but they are making signings. Norwich, Villa and Swansea are making some good signings, so instead of congratulating MA and JFK for one signing, how about ask why there aren’t more?

    PS Arsenal and Man United have vastly better squads than ours.

  • 237 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    The fact Man Utd and Arsenal haven’t got players means sod all in comparison to us they won the league/got CL football and we struggled to simply stay in the league completely different circumstances

  • 238 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Jesus navas the man city player whom I don’t recall ever playing for barca? Or cabaye who is a few pints short of our kebab?

  • 239 beddersmag // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Joke innear

    He played badly last year. Like many others. However, only one player has been able to do his job well; and we sold perch.

    Sad truth is that even when hes giving the ball away hes worth having for what he does in defence. It gets missed by many who dont understand that football is 50% about stopping the other team scoring. At least he always wants the ball, unlike cabaye who did a lot of hiding last year, yet manages to remain on his pedestal. And im sure fans favourite marveux has similarly poor possession stats. Hba and jonas didnt do too well in keeping the ball either i seem to remember

    Tell me who plays in dcm then? And if you say anita im going to pmsl :-)

  • 240 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Ashley is the best owner Newcastle could have at present. He doesn’t get drawn into panic buying and backs the manager by buying some good quality players at the right price so as not to put the club into debt. other clubs like West Ham and Swansea will suffer in the longer term. NUFC have assembled a good squad and is the same minus demba as what got us to 5th. Last season was a one off where circumstances conspired against us’. this season we will finish within the top seven I have no doubt’. The only weakness is at left back as Santon is a winger and haidara is not quite ready yet. team for next season imo krul, debuchy,collo, mpwia, haidara,
    tiote, sissoko, cabaye
    ben arfa cisse, gomis’

  • 241 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM


    Ever thought of doing stand up?

  • 242 welshgeordie9 // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM


    What did you call swans fans last night.

  • 243 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    ‘Last season was a one off where circumstances conspired against us’

    If by circumstances conspired against us you mean that we were left high and dry by our owner who didn’t spend the money needed to reinforce our squad knowing we were playing in Europe with a small squad, then I totally agree with you

  • 244 thai-mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Breaking news, JoKe Kinnear is now odds on favorite to be the new Dr Who, he says it’s about the only thing in his life that he hasn’t achieved

  • 245 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    too many negative comments. our first team is easily a top 7 team. Ashley is awesome

  • 246 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    must the reminder go out
    no-one has put pen to paper yet

  • 247 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    “50% is about stopping the other team scoring”

    He did a bloody fine job then… we let in 67 goals… god only knows how many we would have let in had he not been there… would have at least been 134 goals…

    Tiote is a walking liability for the club and if someone came in with a 3million offer right now, I’d be begging the club to sell him.

    If we absolutely needed to play a CDM and we brought no one new in, I’d play Mbiwa, Bigi and Anita ahead of Tiote every day of the week.

    However my preferred line up:


  • 248 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    ^line up is not taking into consideration the possibility of us getting Gomis and Remy.

  • 249 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM


    Ashley sold the naming rights of SJP, rode roughshod over 2 club legends, harshly sacked Hughton, has continuously failed to replace players we have sold.

    We didn’t sign a CB for 3 years, we took 6 months to replace Carroll, we haven’t replaced Ba, we leave it too long in the windows to sign players and we haven’t got full Cat 1 status for the youth academy.

    Why is he awesome?

  • 250 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Man U have held talks with Madrid over resigning Ronaldo

  • 251 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    I too agree that our current squad should be top 8, however we have a championship manager, and that’s eventually were he will take us.

  • 252 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    ok lads need some help

    getting my first match tickets for the charity game, wondering where the best place to sit is?

  • 253 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    jack butler
    lambias was fired it appears for not getting the targets in in the summer.
    injuries and Europe then played their part and the signings in Jan didn’t have time to bed in.
    this season will see all the jan signings at the top of their game and no Europe to disrupt the training as like two seasons ago. lessons learnt for next season when we get back into Europe this season

  • 254 potski // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM


    How is it the same squad minus Demba that got us to 5th?

    We now have Anita, Debuchy, Mbiwa, Gouffran, Sissoko and Haidara. And from third choice keeper Elliott is now second choice (he didn’t play any games during 2011-12 in the league). Santon is a much improved player from when he first arrived.

    Harper has gone, plus Simpson and Perch.

    If Demba is replaced by someone who can score 10 goals or more, and can hold the ball up and create for other players around him (especially for Cisse), then we have a much stronger squad.

  • 255 beddersmag // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM


    11 men on that pitch. If every player on the pitch defended like tiote we wouldnt have conceded half as many.

    Bigi is not ready and still too weak currently, anita would get bullied and has been, sissoko while strong on the ball is not much of a tackler from what i have seen and literally runs away from any form of header which is actually embarrassing.

    I dont believe you become a bad player overnigh, so until i see a viable alternative i would stick with tiote. Hes a bit of a loose cannon granted, and his head can go which happened last year imo due to our god awful form. However, theres a lot to be said for someone in the middle who will run all day, knock seven bells out of folk, breaking up play and ensuring they cant relax and play football for fear of a beasting.

    When we got 5th our work off the ball in closing down was second to none. Aside from about 6 roastings were we shipped maybe 25-30 goals our defence was magnificent.

    That foundation is what all success is based on and i think he is our only true defensive midfielder. I hope to see sissoko man up and prove he can do that too as he has undoubted quality. If he does then happy to drop tiote as i dont run his fan club; but not before then.

  • 256 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    @251 on yer bum

  • 257 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Yohann Kebab @ 251

    The community shield? Best seats are the local! ;-)

  • 258 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    @plana when you say not concerned with political correctness you mean there racist and homophobic, watch Stewart lee political madness gone wrong, I am only joke I mean no harm, but those old sitcom are fing tripe and one of the reason why is that the lack of political correctness make me sick in the mouth, I great comedy don’t need cheep lath at the expense of some one other differences, watch what your saying be clear on your view of correctness, as I see it as be a decent human how dosnt want to not to lath at another differences or pc, no affence ment but people could get you wrong
    Sorry back to football

  • 259 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I would argue then that losing perch simpson and harper and gaining the others that you mentioned has strengthened the team and not weakened it. I would say that we are heading in the right direction all be it at a slower pace than what some people on here would like to see. should we get remy aswell I could see another 5th place finish.

  • 260 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM


    Spot on – With someone like Gomis it will take us to another level – and we have options with less games = more competition

  • 261 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    We’ll see if this squad is indeed better than the one who got us 5th. Perhaps on paper yes. Tiote was playing like a man possessed, Santon was part of a settled back 4 and defended better, Guthrie was a very good back up for our midfield options as well as having 2 strikers in blistering form each half of the season.

    The players we have are better technically, it is up to the manager to then translate this into better results and a better style of football, whether Pardew can get this from our players remains to be seen

  • 262 jimmysmith // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    beautiful mind, nice attitude, maybe in a parallel universe, but in this one,Ash has a laundry list of shortcomings in to the bargain. Not unlike a pact with the devil, and also haven’t seen a pic of a legitimate first team signing holding up the shirt as yet, just quietly.

  • 263 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    love thy neighbor

  • 264 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Beautiful mind – I thought that’s what he meant?

  • 265 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    And @plana I read this blog please don’t heckle the shit out of me because I don’t like what you’ve said, iv notice your an angry man and I doudt ill responded, so troll on

  • 266 beddersmag // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM


    Also, can you not see the irony in calling tiote a liability while suggesting we persist with santon at left back when we seem to have actually found two players who can do that role well? He cant use his left foot or defend, gets caught miles upfield leaving us massively exposed. Id have him as our right midfield back up

  • 267 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM


    5th place is simply not attainable with the manager and squad at our disposal. No chance. Liverpool have strengthened exponentially and are much closer to top 5 than we are. Spurs are very competitive and have much better players than us.

    I think we have some very good players but Spurs are on the verge of signing Soldado, they have players like Sandro, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Lloris, Holtby etc

    On playing squad available, we would probably be the 7th/8th best, but I envisage us finishing 10th/11th.

  • 268 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM


    cheers mate, helpful ;), eesh just the train tickets from london that gonna cost :0

  • 269 yo-yo // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM


    ? I seem to remember it was a delusional paranoid schizeophrenic mathematician who gave that title to the film of the same name.
    So you must be another WUM with the Ashley patter.

    Rotonda – from several trehads ago.
    We agree infrequently but I do agree that we are being run with no serious ambition – Prodigy made the same points last night

    Cheik – another person I rarely agree with but I think your midfield option moving Cabs a more AM is a good call. If Tiote has a decent season the I fear Anita will have only bit part roles to play mind. We ar eamlost spilt for chice in midlfield now.

    Whatever is said I can see a 4-4-2 option deffo with Gomis and Cisse but if we get Remy we have the 4-3-3 there too, with Benny on the left side so PArdew will be able to make tactical subs during games and actually have the quality players there to do the job.
    Personally I like the 4-2-1-3 option Cheik mentioned as we have a number of players who can fill the AM role and it could be a devastating attacking lineup for us.

  • 270 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I’d Sooner risk having Santon on the field, then Tiote.

    At least there is a good chance Santon won’t get himself suspended. With tiote on the field, we are always at risk of going to 10 men.

    The sooner he is sold, the better.

  • 271 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    for harpers testimonial you mean
    if so you’ll be on your feet mostly, sitting down @ half time

  • 272 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    If every player defended like tiote, we would have conceded more. Apart from 1 or 2 games, he brought nothing to the team besides the risk of a red / giving the other team a good opportunity to score from a free kick.

    Tiote did not become a bad player over night. He became a bad player over the summer and that showed throughout the whole season. Ship him off before he cost’s us more games.

  • 273 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    ruddy – without injuries Europe etc we should be able to concentrate playing the same way that got us to 5th. ap was limited in what he could do at times with his tactics and he did get it wrong at times but im sure hes learnt from that.
    jimmysmith patience is a virtue. im confident of two to three signings before the window closes.

  • 274 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    and its the corner of the gallowgate strawberry side

  • 275 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM


    I don’t think there can be many reasons to keep Tiote, even if he manages to rekindle his form. Sissoko can play DM, as can Anita. Anita can pass the ball better than Tiote, and Sissoko can carry the ball better than Tiote.

    What is it that Tiote does better than either of those two other than mistiming tackles and running around like a mad man?

    On form he is a brick wall, but he also has the passing ability of a brick wall, in fact at least brick walls give the ball back to you when you hit the ball at them, whereas Tiote stands looking at the ball before losing it.

    We won’t sell him though, so here’s hoping he at least finds his form, though I will be disappointed if he is preferred to Anita or Sissoko at DM.

  • 276 beddersmag // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM


    Ryan taylor played a lot of games at left back that year. Underrated that kid. Solid and excellent delivery. Our best dead ball specialist and probably a big reason we havent scored corner in a little while

  • 277 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    between gallowgate and east stand wheres better for me (im 18)

  • 278 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    thanks tudor

  • 279 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    gallowgate strawberry side upstairs

  • 280 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    You’re forgetting that other teams around us have improved considerably more than us in the 2 seasons between us finishing 5th and now.

    Chelsea not only have much better players, they have a world class manager, the same can be said for Spurs, Arsenal, Man United, Man City, Liverpool have better players but an up and coming manager with ambition.

    Pards doesn’t have the ability or ambition to challenge these teams. And Ashley doesn’t have the foresight to try and catch up to them.

    We’ll be stuck mid table, at best.

  • 281 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    thats the corner of east stand and gallowgate but in the gallowgate

  • 282 jimmysmith // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    18 and in love with the Toon, how good is that!

  • 283 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM


    Santon did do well defensively when he came into that defence though following Raylor’s injury, but his ability from a deadball was always very useful.

    Simmo was a RB who focused on defending, and Raylor was a LB who focused on defending. We didn’t get much width from them, nor did we get superb technical ability, but they did a defensive job.

    Santon is not cutting it defensively, and the jury is still out on Debuchy as he’s got caught out a few times, although I imagine he will be much better this season.

  • 284 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    dont forget yer beer and a wrestlers dog with mustard and onions

  • 285 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Everton will slip down the table for a season at least, Liverpool not sure where they will be, it open that part of the table I wish newcastle could grab it by the horns, its unclear between 4 and 8 really Europe there for the teams that want it. AP dosnt iv heard. Even high new manger at the top I think man utd might have a Ruth season for then the might come third lol. But the teams is a good team best we have had for years

  • 286 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM


    since i was 6, fifa 2001 and mad about shearer never looked back, nobody told me at the time how bleedin far away newcastle is from london -.-

  • 287 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    yes they have improved aswell but I believe with a bit of luck we will be able to compete with spurs and Liverpool as both bale and suarez wont be at either club and their replacements are unproven in the premier ship.
    once the confidence gets back in the team the likes of tiote will get their form back without doubt

  • 288 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM


    You’re taking too simplistic an approach here. Spurs will have 85m as well as supposedly getting Coentrao, who might not be experienced in the PL but has won the La Liga and has CL experience (that trumps PL experience every day of the week) they will make a very good squad even better. No chance of catching them.

    Liverpool will probably not finish top 4 but will give it a fair crack of the whip and will probably finish 5th/6th.

    As it stands, Swansea are in a better position to challenge for 7th than we are, Norwich are making good signings and could be a decent punt for sneaking into the top half, West Brom will want to finish top half again, Steve Clarke is an excellent manager and Anelka could be an inspired signing, and Villa have made decent signings as well as having more experience in their young squad.

    We’re in danger of being left behind.

  • 289 SharpEnough23 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Remy is class and what droopy said is true. He could easily play for any premiership team.

    I genuinely think we could challenge for top 4 if we get both over the line

  • 290 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I fear some of you are building yourselves up for a fall. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinions and I wish I had the same optimism, but sadly I don’t.

  • 291 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    @rudy I kinda get your piont but I really think Liverpool are lost and a worse team but I better manger, but a stubborn man how I think will come undone at Liverpool, Chelsea will be for notable not season might be there best season for year, man city 2. Man utd 3. 4 open with top team totham then ars but I predict to shock club in and about the fight next season weirdly I want it to be Norwich or Swansea, it a shame that these to club or sitting in newcastle throne in my mind

  • 292 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    anyone get a video of adam campbells goals tonight ?

  • 293 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM


    That’s my point, there are other teams who are better placed with their squads and managers to challenge for 6th/7th, which is where I think we should be with the right management and investment.

    The likes of Norwich, Swansea and West Brom are smaller clubs than Newcastle, much much smaller, yet are showing some ambition. It is very frustrating.

  • 294 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    ruddy I would say that suarez and bale would be irreplaceable for those two teams. yes they will have money to spend and can strengthen but theres still the chance that replacement signings may fail despite huge price tags. with the other teams you mention norwhich don’t have the strength in depth as we do and Swansea likewise who will also struggle with europe as we did. on our day we can beat anyone. if we get gomis and remy that will add at least twenty five goals to our season. top 5 to 7 is a realistic target imo

  • 295 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM


    You mention that we have strength in depth yet at the same time say that our league form suffered on account of injuries. Clearly the depth in our squad is not good enough, the likes of Gosling, Ferguson, Sameobi, Campbell are not good enough to step into the first team yet, which would say that our depth in squad is not as good as we think.

    Bale is replaceable, very much so, especially for that kind of money. Suarez is a liability and Liverpool will have a more settled squad without him disrupting things.

    I strongly believe we are miles behind both these two teams

  • 296 potski // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I don’t think we are in danger of being left behind, but we are in danger of being caught up.

    And yes, I did mean that we now have a stronger squad overall than when we finished 5th, but we overperformed that year.

    The area that we are not stronger than when we finished 2011-12 is striker. And strikers win games. Take Dembas goals away last year and we would have been relegated. Take them away from 11-12 and we would have been mid-low table. Best and Shola would not have won us anywhere near as many games in the first half of that season.

    What is critical is whether we can improve in the forwards. I don’t like Remy and don’t think Gomis will be prolific, but IF they get one of them in then we should be safe for another season. IF they get both then 10th is realistic.

  • 297 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM


    Therein is the inherent change in focus now. By looking over our shoulders at the teams behind us, instead of looking ahead at the teams above us we have instilled a mentality of indifference.

    We shouldn’t be looking to simply stay ahead of the likes of Norwich, Villa, Sunderland and Swansea, we should be looking at how we can catch up with Liverpool and Spurs ,the top challengers for top 4, but the reality is that we’re not aiming for this as even a long term goal, and will not be doing so until we see the back of Mike Ashley.

  • 298 Ben3arfa // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    What squad number would Gomis wear since that donkey Guttirez is wearing #18?

  • 299 lesh // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    If these two do come in, Joe’ll assume the credit’s his. However and given the sudden burst of effort put into signings, they remind me of January’s spate. Now, who’s involvement got those over the line then? It wasn’t Llambias and in this case, I don’t believe it’s been Kinnear.

    Now, who could it’ve been? Who’s got the authority to sign deals off?

    Stand up Mr Ashley, again.

    Joe must be packing his bags by now. If so, missing you already Joe.

  • 300 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I total agree but just, look at first team like last season tot for me best start team by no bench and really that because of bale, the rest of the first team bellow the top 3 I find similar with us in the mix, I am not a pardew hater actually he has some talent, but he make bad choices, I don’t think he need sack just he need to open his eye and see his fall short and if newcastle want to changel with a the bare offering we get from Ashley( I also don’t hate Ashley it his money he can really do what he want, even if he is stamping on my heart with his heavy ankles) to the tatic newcastle need a football wiz kid or something playing every game different finding weakness. I think it AP ego need to come down and he needs help with that side of things, that how I differ for your view, I @ you cause I like you piont just felt I differed I tad

  • 301 potski // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Bale is not replaceable for Spurs, regardless of the money they will have in the bank. He is world class and deserves a move to Real. I don’t think that Levy can find someone any where as good as him, especially for a team that are not playing CL.

    Without Bale Spurs will not be as strong. He was clearly the difference when they played us, and in many other games. They could drop to 6th-7th and I don’t see them pushing the top four as hard as they have recently.

  • 302 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM


    It’s all about different opinions at the end of the day. Personally I see the potential of this great club, and compare that to what we see from both Ashley and Pardew, we are falling massively short.

  • 303 Howden Mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    It’s a funny old game and everyone has their opinions. Some of the fans appear to be like sheep and listen to those who shout loudest and join in to be in the group. Can anyone remember the ‘ fans’ stating SBR had lost the changing room, he was too old and lost the plot, he had to go. No? Can anyone remember the Shepherd and Hall fiasco, the overspending on players, the uproar on Sky ? can anyone remember the Keegan uproar when he left, not the first time, the second time. the uproar on Sky. can anyone remember the fans shouting for Shearer to be named manager, he’s a legend he would be great. Can anyone remember the uproar when Christ Hughton was named manager, not good enough for this big club. can anyone remember when the fans were calling for Hughton to be sacked because he lost games against lesser sides in the premier league and he had no tactical nouse. Can anyone remember the uproar when Pardew was appointed, not good enough for this big club. Can anyone remember the following season when we finished fifth and the premier league managers voted Pardew the manager of the season. Can anyone remember when the fans stated that Perch was one of the worst signings ever made and was not fit to wear the toon shirt. Can anyone remember the Toon winning a domestic trophy? Alas I was alive but too young to remember the last FA cup trophy. In that time, I have lost parents, changed wives, raised children who have moved on, changed careers, cars and travelled the world and changed my life through experience. I have never changed my club. No matter who the owner, DoF, Manager, league the club is in. I and many others have seen far worse than the current crop of talent that is at the club. Managers and owners? What we have now is far and away better than most in the past. Yes there is always better in some people’s opinion, but there again we could support Bayern, Barca, Real or God forbid Salford reds and be happy? It’s easy to remember what you want to remember. Peanuts, tanner a bag. Here’s hoping for a good season in the league and a cup win, as I do every pre season.

  • 304 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM


    This love in with Bale is getting to ridiculous proportions. He isn’t even the best player in the league for godsake. He has potential, tons of it, and has had an excellent half a season, as well as fits and starts in the past few seasons, but he isn’t as good as either Mata or Suarez in my opinion.

    Bale is very much replaceable. Spurs have shown that they grow and develop after selling top players. If they get that kind of money for Bale, I imagine they will bring in 3/4 top top quality players and be a team challenging for honours on a yearly basis.

  • 305 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    ruddy we have better strength in depth compared to the other mid table teams you mention that may catch us up without a doubt. take bale and suarez goals away from both teams and the effect they had on their team mates and they would both be below mid table finish. if we do get both gomis and remy and the added goals and effect on the team that they will bring then this will counter the main problem we had last season (lack of goals after demba left). I understand why you may be negative about our own team but you assume everything in a positive way about other clubs when I bet Liverpool and spurs fans on there blogs are being just as negative of their situations.

  • 306 potski // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM


    Unfortunately, we can’t catch up with Liverpool and Spurs. They have a significantly higher earning potential than us. Only a Man City/Chelsea situation with a new super-rich owner prepared to invest alot of money over several seasons could get us close. It would still not be easy – would PEA have joined over Dortmund regardless of how much we offered? It seems not.

    The only way we can compete is if the fair play rules do really bite against some of the CL clubs. But I don’t believe that will happen. They will threaten a break away league or whatever to protect their positions.

  • 307 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    There’s no doubt for me that we have finally decided 2 pay those extra few millions and get the players over the line. Remy 2 million for loan and gomis 8 million euros and 2 million add ons.
    Maybe fat mike decided not to put the full tv revenue in his pocket, but leave a small touch for transfers

  • 308 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM


    You think Spurs are as negative about their situation? They are on the verge of signing one of Europe’s top strikers. Maybe they are worried about losing Bale but I don’t think they worry about their lack of depth.

    Liverpool fans may worry about how thin they are at the back, and the Suarez situation, but they have made some shrewd signings as well as seeing Coutinho in his first full season.

    I’ve a feeling they aren’t as negative about their situation. I don’t assume anything, it’s based on my own perceptions and observations of the facts.

  • 309 stu mel // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    To the bale argument personal for his football career he should move there to many player round him in the same Freds and he i feel won’t be nurtured and might diapear I hope not cause he a fantastic player,

  • 310 beautifulmind // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    ruddy – as are my own.
    if bales or suarez replacements can have the same impact on their teams and score the goals they did then they will have no problems. time will tell on their new signings as will ours.
    with the key changes to these and the other top clubs however no one really knows the effect this will have which makes the top eight wide open and as unpredictable as to who will finish where. this could be one of the closest run seasons for a long time for the title, top 4 and Europe. I just hope we are part of it

  • 311 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:48 PM


    I fear we won’t even be anywhere close.

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