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This Is How Newcastle Can Win Friends And Influence People

10:54 am, Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 285 Comments

A heart warming story in the Evening Chronicle today,  about what happened on Tuesday night, after Cheick Tiote accidentally smashed the ball into the face of a young 7 year-old St. Mirren supporter in the crowd.

st mirren youngsters

Frazer and Scott Peters - St Mirren supporters with signed ball and shirt

7 year-old Fraser Peters was hit by a mis-hit ball from Cheick during the first half of the game on Tuesday night, and the ball hit the schoolboy in the head, and he was left close to tears.

But Cheick came out at half time to apologize to the youngster, and that’s shown in the photograph below, and Cheick also handed over his shirt and a ball – which had been signed by all the Newcastle players.

And both lads also got the chance to meet the Newcastle squad after the game too.

cheick tiote st mirren youngsters

Cheick Tiote apologizing to 7 year-old Frazer Peters at half time

Fraser is an avid young St Mirren supporter and he said this today:

“It was sore when the ball hit me on the face but Cheick came over at half-time and gave me his Newcastle shirt to make up for it.”

“I also got to meet the rest of the Newcastle team at the end of the match and I took my brother Scott with me.” “The players gave me a signed ball and I shook hands with some of them.”

“Cheick’s top is now worth a million pounds to me. I’ll keep it with all my favorite toys.”

It’s quite a toy.

The two schoolboys had gone to the game with their grandfather Graham McGee, and this is what grandpa said:

“It was a great gesture from Tiote and from Newcastle.” “Fraser and eight-year-old Scott are keen footballers.”

This is a great story and shows something we always knew about Cheick Tiote – he has a heart of gold – and we knew that because of the way he supports his brothers and sisters in the Ivory Coast with his Newcastle pay check.

This was a classy action by Newcastle on Tuesday night – and we won the game 2-0 too. :D

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285 responses so far ↓

  • 1 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    …and the Mr T ate them both

  • 2 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Pah! *then

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Having Cheick Tiote mistake his face for the ball when attempting the Guinness world record ofvwho can kick a ball the furthest is too good for Ashley.

  • 4 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Brilliant gesture there Mr. T. well done.

  • 5 jeff // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Tads u righteous maggot.get off ur high perch,your not james perch.although u did slag him off everyday he was here

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Marc,
    We lost virtually every friendly we played in the pre season we came fifth, in games where we should have been beating the opposition. Wouldn’t take too much heed of the games so far.

    Not that I’m feeling confident, we need bodies in and in soon, but the pre season results aren’t a bench mark.

  • 7 Ted Bundy // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    This blog has become a joke and not a very funny one.

    Jeff/Viv/Plana/Count – everyone knows about them

    Ruddy and his gross hypocrisy – I see he logged in solely to call Pawl a ‘cretin’, last night. Not that he was taking the opportunity to get on his high horse a few weeks ago, about someone’s use of the word ‘mongoloid’.

    Another day, another argument that will ruin the blog for the majority of it, lurching from one spat to the next.

  • 8 DarloGeordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Naaaaaaaw… Think people tend to forget our players are human while constantly slating them.

    Isn’t that sissoko though?

  • 9 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    @8
    Nah, its Yanga. lol

  • 10 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Jesus, everyone seems to have a bit of the Morning after the night before about them today!

  • 11 lynch // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Could be worse could be a Coventry fan…. Just gone bust

  • 12 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    ED PLEASE SORT OUT THE ARTICLE MIXING UP SISSOKO AND M’BIWA.

    I can’t take having to argue the toss with TADS.

  • 13 DarloGeordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Aaah richy gets it :-)

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Count
    Still waiting for your theory here lad

  • 15 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I have a good feeling abut our game with man city .. Its either that we will lose by 5or 6 goals .. Or it might be that we win it by a goal ..

  • 16 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Ted bunny. Haha

  • 17 marc // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    @Lilongwe Geordie

    they may not be a bench mark but im not bassing it on anything other than we are playing crap football

  • 18 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    count
    If ur that upset email him I doubt he read every comment on here, it’s more than likely a google image error anyway

  • 19 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    The season hasnt started .. How can we play crap football

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Marc,
    How man games have you been to/watched?

  • 21 Tommyy // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    We need a new banner, Adieu Simpson and Perch.

  • 22 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Sir Erec

    Because they will get 90 million for erm Bale DUH.. :)

    Its MBIWA ON THE PICTURE GOD DAMMIT CAN SEE IT FROM A MILE AWAY!!

  • 23 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    That isnt tiote in the picture. It’s Alan Shearer.

  • 24 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    If you were coming from a position of strength tads, I might feel a need to defend myself from you.

    As it is, you are digging your own hole perfectly adequately.

    Do you not feel the slightest bit silly for taking the piss out of people who actually can tell our players faces apart.

    As for you not grasping the concept of satire. I can’t say I am surprised. If it weren’t for the fact that you claim to be a writer.

  • 25 nut meg // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Nicely done by all the players…..2 happy boys, maybe one with a sore head tho lol

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Count
    Claim to be writer? How the f are kidding never made such a claim you idiot

    You also seem to be working on the assumption I’m white

    Btw where exactly is the humour in racial abusing a player

  • 27 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I really hoped this wouldn’t need saying but don’t feed the troll guys!

  • 28 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Cant wait for the season to start … I wouldnt be that worried if we did not sign any player .. Our gk/defense is good along with our midfield .. And in attack we have only cisse i know but the guy doesnt get injured

  • 29 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Good lad tiote, maybe you’ll ignore people now when they shout shhhhoooootttt! :)

  • 30 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/redknapp-names-price-newcastle-united-5431376?

    No loan deal then.

  • 31 nut meg // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    The in fighting has started early over there !

  • 32 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    £2million eh? Well thats the remy deal out of the window then.

  • 33 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    At least we get some things right, great gesture from Tiote

  • 34 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    ha according to this he kicked the ball unnecessarily into the crowd after the whistle had blown, not from a clearance. That sounds more like our tiote :)

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/whats-up-with-ben-arfa/

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Rainrix
    It wouldn’t put to much faith in redknapp a accounting abilities!

  • 36 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Redknapp is the footballing equivalent of Boyce

  • 37 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I have a feeling we’ll lose to Man City by two goals (3-1, 4-2), but the performance will be decent and will bode well for the rest of the season.

  • 38 toon22 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    So its come down from sale only to 2m fee for loan deal for Remy.
    I think 2m is ok so long as they pay his wages.

  • 39 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    tads…. Haha, well he knows enough to dodge tax thats about it :)

  • 40 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Predictions guys

    20. Hull
    19. Cardiff
    18. Crystal palace
    17. Stoke
    16. WBA
    15. Everton
    14. Fulham
    13. West ham
    12. Swansea
    11. Aston villa
    10. Norwich
    9. Norwich
    8. Southampton
    7. Newcastle
    6. Tottenham
    5. Liverpool
    4. Arsenal
    3. Man city
    2. Man utd
    1. Chelsea

    What do you guys think?

  • 41 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    If I’m a troll for calling people out on their childlike attitude then so be it.

    Tads, trying to smear me by twisting what I said and knowingly missing the point over and over again doesn’t prove your point.

    You are a c0ck. Seeing you try to take the p!ss out of people when they correctly noticed that Ed had the wrong name under someone’s picture, reminded me of what a d!ck you are.

    Funny how some people think a troll is anyone with half a brain, who stands up for what they think is right. Very strange world we live in.

  • 42 nut meg // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Rainrix @ 34
    Could have been a shot…..who would know the difference ?

  • 43 Siremre5 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-uniteds-bafetimbi-gomis-deal-5431417?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • 44 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Nut meg… Perhaps its how he says hello?

  • 45 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Is that £2m in wages for the season? Its surely not £2m just for the luxury of loaning him for a season and we still have to pay wages on top of that??

  • 46 ArtyH // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Not n topic, but Just read slava chops is saying ” no loan deal ” for Remy, WHY, he does not see the sense in it. More like he wants shot of an “asset” which may or may not be playable in a few months time, and he sees a chance to unload a toxic debt. I would be suspicious of a straight buy of Remy unless there were safeguards re his freedom.

  • 47 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    I put norwich twice .. Because i didnt know where to put sunderland

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    This Is How Newcastle Can Win Friends And Influence People

    Ditch Wonga
    Ditch JFK
    Ditch Pardew

  • 49 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Rotonda

    How would Ashley have any fun if he did all those things ;)

  • 50 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    So two million loan fee then. You’d think we would just buy him for 8 million instead of paying that.

    Still think he’ll end up at Spurs tbh

  • 51 Siremre5 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 12 m
    Newcastle United’s Bafetimbi Gomis deal hinging on add on fees

  • 52 toonfan76 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Redknapp is one of the dodgiest dealers in football, he’s bound to want to get Remy off the books, “just in case” then he’s someone elses problem. If Remy gets charged and Redknapp has got rid then he’ll save the club a few quid. The problem is that Remy is too high risk for anyone with half a brain to buy outright. The loan will go through eventually, lets hope it’s to us in the end.

  • 53 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Bit of a difference, no loan to now yes you can loan buy its gonna cost.

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Count
    So no theory then?

    Just fcuk off lad, I didn’t miss the point of your “joke”
    As I told you at the time the point had nothing to do with my offence it was chosen terminology, there’s no place for it all
    Especially as no one had mentioned race during a religious argument

    People think your a troll because you are, no reason other than that

  • 55 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I think people like to fight instead of talking about football

  • 56 wolfshead@toon // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    belfast

    your prob right that would leave them with the odd 97 mill left to spend

  • 57 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I recommend the Mark Douglas write up in the journal. It’s on news now buff ATM. Really sums up the the way things are at Nufc.

  • 58 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    He’s obviously been told he needs to generate his own funds. So he’s up to his usual wheeling and dealing tricks.

  • 59 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Pretty sure most of you’s would’ve seen this one of redknapp by now. But its worth posting for the sheer hilarity.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJBsI7RAuvk

  • 60 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Belfast

    Can’t see anyone wanting to buy the lad with this rape case hanging over his head, without that he’d be gone already

  • 61 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Count .. Tads.
    Calm down lads … No place for religion and race
    What do you think about my predictions?

  • 62 SecretSausage // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    It really is awful isn’t it. Each day you wake up excited to check the news and see if we are close to buying anybody. Each day your hopes are dashed.

    On July2nd people were moaning on here about us not having bought anybody. We’ve now had over 30 days and every day has been the same.

    Please don’t expect anything to change either. Tomorrow you will wake up and do the same. And also on Sunday the same. And Monday, and Tuesday.

    Yes it really is awful.

    Is there anybody on here who is NOT really fed up with this? If so I would like to hear from you and find out;

    1. What medication are you on?
    2. Who is your councellor?

  • 63 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Tads when you stop being a c n u t and trying to slander me. I will start addressing issues you have. Until then I am just picking you to bits.

    Trying to make out I am racist, to anyone that has paid attention to my posts, is just retarded.

    You are an underhand turd. No integrity.

  • 64 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    I think they’ve already spent some of it already wolfshead. That striker they signed yesterday for 25 million or what ever it was.

    I’ll be watching Spurs with interest in the next few weeks. Pretty confident they’ll re invest every single last penny of that Bale money. Ashley should take note.

  • 65 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Jesus lads pack in eh? Tads, count, and anyone else getting in on it, just drop it for the love of god you sound like children.

    Cant remember who posted the proposed league position but I think man u will finish below man city and even Liverpool should they keep suarez, dont think moyes will be able to handle all the egos in the squad tbh, could be wrong but hey.

  • 66 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    cheick

    I’d have us back in 9/10th Swnasea a lot higher around 8th and Southampton lower tbh

  • 67 Rainrix // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    SecretSausage

    1. Diazepam Tramadol and heavy pornography.

    2. The concept of disappointment.

  • 68 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    @Secretsausage

    Im training to be a cousellor. Supporting NUFC is a way of testing my patience and calm demeanor in the face of adversity and heartbreak =)

  • 69 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Sean .. But do you agree on the rest?

  • 70 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    There is no rape case butler. It’s just an allegation at the moment. He hasn’t been charged with anything. How many of these rape allegations ever actually go to court ? very few.

    I think if they had any evidence they would of charged him by now tbh

  • 71 daztoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    @cheick n bake

    Can`t see us finishing in the top ten.Too many teams around us have strengthened while we are still thinking about it.Agree on the bottom three though

  • 72 jeff // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Classic toonarmydownsyndrome.plays the victim when his internet tough guy routine fails

  • 73 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Bale = 2 and a bit Carrolls

  • 74 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    @64 JB
    i think swansea will have a difficult one .. Mainly because of the europa league .. Similar to us last season

  • 75 Munster Mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Chieck, newcastle 7th, ur having a laugh. Much more like bottom half, as it stands. No strikers if injuries , some poor and very overrated defenders ( Santon is useless, Mbiwa doesnt like heading the ball and is complacent , Debuchy is fairly slow and lacks concentration ) . Pipe dreams mate.

  • 76 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Jeff
    What do u think about the league positions?

  • 77 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Belfast

    There is case against him and that’s why they are investigating it atm, if that case is substantiated then he’ll be charged or no charges will be brought against him if they can’t find anything

  • 78 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Munster. ..
    Your predictions?

  • 79 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I think swap palace with stoke depending on how hughs gets them playing, move Everton up a couple places decide if Norwich will be 9th or 10th n you won’t be far off imo

  • 80 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    cheick

    It was interesting to hear Laudrup talking about players being tired…………..he said that players love to play and can handle multiple games every week, but if you start telling them that they are tired then they’ll use that as an excuse (or words to that effect)

  • 81 jeff // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Cheick i think man city will win the league,. Look who they can pick for their front four.navas nasri silva dzeko negredo jovetic aguero

    Swap us and swansea.

  • 82 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    @71

    I would say that sounds about right mate.

    He contributes a hell of a lot more to the game than AC.

  • 83 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Jb .. Good point
    Sean .. Norwich —10th

  • 84 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I was thinking 12/13th with the current squad cheick n bake. You seem to be forgetting we have to contend with a manager who has lost his marbles

  • 85 richyg01 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    @79

    It’s OK having all them names, but they have to learn to play together

  • 86 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Munster

    Entitled to your opinion mate but this team has got a lot stronger since the 5th finish, I think cheicks predictions are based on if we get a striker in.

  • 87 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I can see us in top 10, possibly even top 8. Agree with bottom three though I’d switch Everton with Southampton. Think the Saints will be closer to the drop this year.

  • 88 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Jeff .. Lol
    Remember our front three of best ameobi and kuqi

  • 89 Siremre5 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    looks like the Gomis deal is verry mutch ON

  • 90 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Markaccus is the one using race to crack sh!te jokes.

    He is exactly the sort of person I was caricaturing when I (supposedly) so deeply offended you tads.

    I don’t believe you were even offended. You are just clutching at straws.

  • 91 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Belfast .. Id take a 12/13th position with a good cup run .. But without losing to brighton this time

  • 92 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Sir braveheart .. I do t know why .. But i like southampton and their chances of doing something good :)

  • 93 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Also think that Man U could drop out of the top 4 this year, Moyes is a good manager but he’s no Fergie.
    Spur’s season depends on what happens with Bale and if the reinvest any money from a possible sale.
    Liverpool will struggle without Suarez IF he goes.

    Think Chelsea will will the league with City 2nd, after that it’s gonna be fun

  • 94 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Count

    Shut up man. Far too many people get their t**ties in a twist over nothing on here.

    Talk football or meet up in person to pull each others hair. Either way lets get this blog back on football for once.

  • 95 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Mark Douglas article is on the money.
    All three want to come to NUFC and again penny pinching by Ashley and incompetence by JFK will scupper any deals from happening.
    A few weeks before the season starts what a joke Kinnear is and no wonder we are a laughing stock at the moment.
    Pardews tactics are poor but he’s the only one who can keep things together at the moment.
    Ashley needs a reality check

  • 96 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Count
    You know what you called the lad, end of
    I’m not trying to slander you, never even mentioned it again until you and your multiples popped up this morning so prove your point or fcuk off
    Simples

    Cheick
    20. Hull
    19. Stoke
    18. Crystal palace
    17. Cardiff
    16. WBA
    15. Sunderland
    14. Fulham
    13. West ham
    12. Newcastle
    11. Aston villa
    10. Swansea
    9. Norwich
    8. Swansea
    7. Everton
    6. Manure
    5. Spuds
    4. Liveepool
    3. Arsenal
    2. Chelski
    1. City

  • 97 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    NUFC Rumours ?@NUFCrumours 57s
    Gomis could be a #NUFC player in the next few hours, according to @Sport24Team. We’ve apparently offered £7.4M + £1.4M bonus to #OL

  • 98 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Check, I think we will be in the top half.
    I really hope these doom mongers are made to eat their whinging words.

    Also I’m sick of people saying they don’t see gouffran as a striker. When we bought him I thought he had been playing as a lone striker?

  • 99 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    It all depends what happens in the next few weeks. If we keep everybody, sign two strikers and a winger, I’d be a lot more confident.

    But Pardew could still ferk everything up like.

  • 100 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Jb

    Agree on chelski n city places but think man u will get 4th depending on suarez.

  • 101 cheick n bake // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    So everyone agrees that chelsea will win the league …

    Quite the reputation mourinho has built for himself

  • 102 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Count

    Nah goofy was playing left wing when we bought him, was his first season in that position though.

  • 103 Peter Reid Monkey Heed // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    TDS

    What part of the South are you from?

    If you are in and around London do you know any good toon pubs/bars?

    Nearest i have managed to find on the internet is the Cock and Lion on Bond Street?

  • 104 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Cheick

    Its not jose for me tbh, its the team, its incredible id rate it better than any other team in the league and in most others, world beaters in all positions.

  • 105 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I’d have Arsenal as outsiders for 2nd place, but think they will take 3rd

    1- Chelski
    2 – City
    3 – Arsenal
    4 – one from Liverpool, Spurs and Man U.

    Under Pardew and co we could be anywhere from 5th to 20th as the guy is a complete enigma ;) but I’ll put us at 9/10th.

    18 – Cardiff
    19 – Hull
    20 – Palace

  • 106 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I have no idea how this season will go. All i know is that i am still haunted by the Derby defeat and the Liverpool disgrace. I cant look past those games as a benchmark to how bad we can be.

    Think we will be bottom after the first 5 games and JFK will take over. The whole thing will then just fall apart.

    I love Graham Carr, the only reason we currently all watch premier league football.

  • 107 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    I fancy

    Chelsea
    Man City
    Man Utd
    Tottenham
    Arsenal

  • 108 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Check

    Its still the same man who got us 5th but with a much stronger team now, keep yer chin up fella he might surprise you yet.

    Either side of the fence you fall on you gotta feel bad for pardew as the proverbial rains down around him.

  • 109 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Hard to predict by my guess at the league would be

    1. Chelsea
    2. Man City
    3. Man Utd
    4. Arsenal
    5. Liverpool
    6. Spurs (def if they lose Bale)
    7. Everton
    8. Villa
    9. Newcastle
    10. West Ham
    11. Swansea (EL will have a toll)
    12. Norwich
    13. Sunderland
    14. Southampton
    15. Cardiff
    16. Fulham
    17. West Brom
    18. Stoke
    19. Hull City
    20. Crystal Palace

    I feel Stoke, Fulham and WBA will struggle this season and 1 will be in the drop. Stoke would be my guess right now.

    Fulham could struggle if the lose any home form they have heavily relied on past few years.

    WBA 17 goals Lukaku is gone, and 2nd half of last season was almost a freefall, had it not been for such a good start they could have been in the Championship this year instead of Wigan. As stated Lukaku a massive loss for them, 17 goals must get you some points on the board.

  • 110 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    People having us finish anywhere near mid table are quite the optimist’s aren’t they…

    Doesn’t matter what squad we have, Pardouch picks his favorites.

    That meants calamity Tiote will always get a game regardless of how sh!t he is,

    Can’t attack gutti will start despite his inability to provide any attacking threat besides the occassional ‘fall to my knees and win a free kick’ antic of his.

    Shola Ameobi is still a contender for a spot in our squad. enough said on that matter.

    We have lost one of our most versatile player that can cover a lot of positions, so when the injuries pile up, which they always do we will be stretched thin with no cover

    Then we still have to wonder whether or not Cisse comprehends the offside rule.

  • 111 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Belfast

    Im not too sure, how many goals did Tottenham score last season n how many were bales? I think they might struggle if the money isnt invested properly

  • 112 Toon Tang // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I think this goes to show us what state tiote’s passing is in when he accidentally mashes a kids face in.

  • 113 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    SeanNufc – Pardew should have walked after the Liverpool Game, i consider Pardew well and truly bailed out 2 seasons ago, by wonder goals by Ben10 and Cisse, it had nothing to do with any decent football we played. (one or two exceptions).

    That season we were outplayed at home by Wolves and Bolton, i hope he proves me wrong, but that Liverpool Game is the worst i have ever witnessed, i cant see it getting any better under Pardew.

    As i said hope he proves me wrong, but i just dont think he has got it. The 5th was a fluke, have a look at the guys record. He should walk, dont feel sorry for him, he is the main reason why this squad of internationals should have gone down last year.

  • 114 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Peter Reid Monkey Heed
    Moved down years ago live near hatrick now used to live round Croydon
    Can safely say unless the toon are in town I’ve never found a really decent pub that’s toon dominated!

  • 115 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I don’t think people are looking at our current plight objctively enough

    think about it….we’ve lost a handful of players and sent a fair few out on loan. Now, I was never a fan of the ones who left, but the fact is they were bodies, bodies which we no longer have. they were all used extensively last year. You could argue Vuckic is here now, and I think that’s a fair point, but is there not one of us who watches him play who isn’t thinking the whole time “don’t get hurt. don’t get hurt.”?

    We sent Fergie out on loan and there is definitely weight to the argument he won’t make the grade in the PL, but it almost seems certain due to our lack of signings that sameobi will stay. sammi ‘headless chicken’ ameobi. how many of us would rather have fergie here rather than sammy? every one of us, i’m sure. all i see is a a few injuries, even two, to decimate this squad and put us back to where we ended last season.

    last summer, even without signings, I’d warmed to MA’s ‘stewardship’. I thought the squad was well enough staffed to keep fighting for at the least an EL birth. I no longer feel that way. MA’s stewardship is one of blatant, glaring negligence while AP’s is one of delusion. It’s all good and well if we get Remy. I’m far from inspired by Gomis’ potential arrival, but even with those two, what about the rest of the team? If Gosling goes too, and he needs to, what utility men do we have in the squad with Perch now gone? FB is a concern as well….I personally don’t think Debuchy was a vast improvement on Simmo who I didn’t particularly rate either. Haidara seems like a good buy, but by his inconsistency last year seems like he needs time to develop.

    and then there’s centre half……if colo or MYM is out, we’ve got to rely on one or potentially both of williamson and taylor. I know opinion is split on tayls, but mine is that he’s got plenty of heart and hunger, but is one of the most brainless players i’ve ever seen. He is erratic and more often than not a liability. I am glad Douglas did not arrive as I don’t think he would have been an improvement on williamson let alone taylor, but seeing as there is no one else lined up, it is worrying now.

    we’re still bereft of wingers yet AP will continue with his formations as if we have them.

    sorry to sound so doom and gloom, but let’s not kid ourselves. we need strengthening in more than attack, and two strikers, no matter how capable time proves them to be, will do little in improving statistically upon our worst defensive record ever in the PL last year.

  • 116 Pushy Pardew // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I regret allowing Jail for Ashley and Ruddy to falsely get away with accusing me of not posting under my own name. This was a lie but they made coming on here just not any fun. I still read the blog and see that they are starting to bully and be abusive to Pawl. Certainly there is no justification for Ruddy to call him a ” cretin”.

    Certainly if i was to experience such treatment now my next move would be to apply for a court order requiring the identities of JFA and Ruddy to be revealed. My experience was described to me by a business friend lawyer as a “sustained campaign of vilification”.

    As a parting post 2013-14 predictions:
    Chelsea
    Man City
    Man U
    Arsenal
    Spurs
    Liverpool
    Newcastle
    Southampton
    Aston Villa
    WBA
    Everton
    Swansea
    West Ham
    Fulham
    Norwich
    Stoke
    Cardiff
    Sunderland
    Hull
    Crystal Palace

  • 117 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    As stated earlier, Cisses played a full 60 minutes against St Mirren without being called offside. Last season Im sure he didnt go longer than 15 minutes without being called offside.

    Under Pardew we’ve finished 5th and 16th. one good season, one bad. I think this season will be more representative of where we are as a club right now.

  • 118 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    cheick n bake

    Mourinho is arguably the best manager in the world. It takes some doing to go to Spain and win the league from Barcelona in their prime, and in such confident fashion. Its an under rated achievement because hes at Madrid, but they have been 2nd best for a long time.

    I feel he was right to leave, they clearly did not appreciate him, and early doors lost the dressing room for the ego stars. Hence Casillas missing the majority of the season on the bench.

    YET I chose Chelsea because they have been under performing for many years now, or atleast since CA got the sack.

    AVB was not supported by the players or the club to make the impact he could have, it was very much his team that won the CL, although it was dire to watch.

    Chelsea have an amazing team though, should be fighting with Man City and Utd not pandering across the line for a CL spot.

    ———————— Cech ————————
    Azpilicueta – Ivanovic — Luiz —- Cole
    ———————- Ramires ———————-
    — Mata —- Oscar —- Lampard — Hazard
    ———————- Lukaku ———————-

    Its a fantastic team. The technical players and goals in that team are to die for!

  • 119 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Check

    Do you not think at least some of the blame falls on the boards decision not to strengthen in the summer?

    Also, we played rather well to my recollection for the 5th place finish, I remember repeatedly telling my mates as I watched the games that I effing love cabaye and other players playing to their best. Granted krul saw a lot but we have a much better defence now. Ill remain optimistic for now.

  • 120 Bridtoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Top 5 will be, Chelsea, City, Hull, Man U and arsenal

  • 121 Peter Reid Monkey Heed // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    TDS

    Small world i live 2 minutes away from Croydon, Carshalton to be precise!

    I agree, other than my old man and a distant 2nd cousin on the other side of London it is rare to find many toon fans down here!

  • 122 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I put Spurs fourth because they’ll spend all the Bale money on quality players. Plus they’ve got a good manager lol

  • 123 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    @7 Is this the kind of guy to give moral commentary?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_bundy

  • 124 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Playing well in a couple of games can be a fluke. Finishing 5th over 38 games isn’t a fluke. Where you are at the end of a season is where you deserve to be. Luck cannot get you through 38 games and I don’t understand why people aren’t actually happy of the fact that we achieved relative success that year?

  • 125 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Faye Downey could be the biggest addition to our club in years if she can work her magic and keep our players fit

  • 126 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Pushy -

    Ruddy and JFA are clealry bullies, they attempt to mock anyone who simply disagrees with their OPINION.

    I personally let it go straight over my head, cretin or whatever he wants to call me, fine its his opinion, I wont share you mine of him.

    They think by ganging up on people it will inevitably force them off the blog so they can attempt to make everyone think what they do.

    Its a blog, its a place for opinions, yet their opinions are facts in their eyes.

    Bottom line, they are random people who write little words about other people and you just cannot let it get you down because what are they in my life?

    NOTHING!

    Do they hold any value to me? No, Does their opinion matter to me? At times, when writing about Newcastle everyones opinions matter, I like to read and see what other people think, but their opinions of me, NOPE.

    Just ignore them. Bit sad for JFA to attempt to bully people when a difference of opinion, but MEH, who cares, he aint bullying me, I assure you I remain 100% not affected in the slightest…..

    Yet you call Ruddy a w@nker once and he cried for weeks, sharing his story with the blog in attempt to whatever his attempt was. Pretty funny, that I seen he called me a cretin and I really, do not give two f……s =)

  • 127 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Sean – didnt think we played that well to finish 5th, gotta admit that everybody worked their balls off for each other, however it was mostly a diet early season of Krul kicking the ball onto Besties head and Ba scoring some great goals from flick ons.

    Once Cisse came we played a bit more, and after Raylor got injured and Benny was given a chance some great goals were scored out of nothing, not much to do with Pards.

    Clearly the board lack the ambition that we all crave, however the team is still awful to watch generally and some of the performances have been unforgivable, down to Pards. The whole club is screwed currently, dont really know what goes through the owners mind, probably barely gives the club a passing thought as he counts his Sports Direct profits. Gutting…

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Pushy/Ian …….,
    Are you off your rocker ?don’t answer that there’s no need !

  • 129 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Surely if no players come in then kinnear has failed at his job and must be fired?

  • 130 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Sir Braveheart

    Where we were lucky was that Liverpool, Spurs and Everton had poor season by their standards……….but we still had to win our games

  • 131 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    spurs always seem to invest wisely. if AVB proves his potential, he should be aiming to win the league this year, with or without bale. Salgado was the missing link they needed last year.

    I don’t believe Chelsea will win the title this year. and Mourinho, no doubt one of the best managers of all time, is not the best living manager. He’s claimed he cannot function without ‘heavy’ investment. what about a guy like Laudrup? Let’s see what he does with a team of cast-offs, lower league players and smart buys. that to me is more impressive. If not enough to sway some, at least it’s a whole lot more entertaining, inspiring and commendable that a galacticos-esqu squad.

  • 132 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Pawl

    Keep on trucking lad, one day you will bore the masses into submission.

    Ian

    It isn’t lost on me that since I alerted everyone to the fact that your alter egos crawled under a rock that you have decided to roll them back out to the public. How very sad.

  • 133 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/newcastle-uniteds-offer-for-gomis-increased-but/

  • 134 toon kk // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Harry says QPR will only consider letting Remy out on loan for 2mill for the season. That puts us OUT. Penny pinching club like Newcastle don’t deserve him. I can hardly be bothered what the f..k MA does.

  • 135 Assam Toon // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Team million Euro
    Mancity 111
    Totten 58
    Chelsea 33
    Norwic 29
    Liverpo 27
    Southam 25
    Swansea 23
    Sunder 22
    Cardiff 20
    WHU 18
    Aston 12
    Everton 11
    Hull 9
    Crystal 8
    Fulham 7
    Stoke 4
    ManU 2
    Arsenal 0
    Reading 0
    WBrom 0
    Newcas 0

    As on day status of transfer expenses by teams. Of the 4 teams with 0 expenses, 3 have signed free transfers. Only one team has no free transfers, no expenses, rumours aplenty, profit from operations, no ambitions, yet hopeful that everyone will just play bad or surrender against us next season. @#$%^&

  • 136 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Count???

    I was quite happily ignoring your obvious trolling. However you have now brought me into an argument i have no intention of continuing. You want to meet somewhere and we can talk it over face to face? If not, then just leave it. I have had enough of all this keyboard warrior cr@p.

  • 137 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Sean

    You do not get was it 65 points? In a season by being lucky.

    The team played well, I admit others around us, Liverpool and Chelsea under performed that season but Pardew and the team did marvelous to get that amount of points.

    Its why I am willing to give him a chance with what I agree is a better team than that season. I also do feel EL and injuries took a major toll on last season, I am optimistic of a top 10 place, or more accurately 8th – 10th.

    I think the usual top 7 will remain that for this season.

    I do hope the club proves to some of the “glass his half empty guys” on this blog that we have a decent team.

    Shame about the DoF though….

  • 138 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Jail

    Looks like it will be Jail for Jail for Ashley ;) The guy is clearly unhinged.

  • 139 Pushy Pardew // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Pawl
    I am a regular watcher of our games and a number of travelling fans who post on here are planning to get them both banned if they continue.

    Ed has them both under review I am told. I am not into reporting posters myself. I enjoy your input and don’t let the bully boys win. You know more about football and the toon than those two do.

  • 140 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    No one claims we haven’t got a decent team, the first XI, save for a few weaknesses, is one of the strongest we’ve had in years.

    The managements structure on the other hand, is one of the most stifling and unambitious we’ve had for years.

    If you’re going to criticise someone else’s point of view, at least get their point of view correct.

  • 141 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Markaccus

    Behave man, everyone drop it now, its done. This blog almost got back to football for once.

  • 142 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    gmorning all

    i like most of the placings cheick.. but i have newcastle top of the table.. lol…

    i did put a 20 on them to win PL, 750-1… pipe dreams, but a hell of a payout…

  • 143 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Ian

    I’ve had discussions with Ed, many discussions in fact. I am not under review.

    As for these “number of travelling fans” who intend to have us both banned? These wouldn’t happen to be Ian Toon/Carl/Pushy…

  • 144 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    @Sean 126

    Thats the big question. Part of JK’s job is to get players in. If he fails to do that what happens to him? I don’t think he’ll be sacked this season, but if we have a poor summer and January I think he’ll leave “by mutual consent on health reasons”.

  • 145 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Ruddy

    As stated, YOU (and JFA, or anyone else) can choose whether to read my post or not. If not then why bother commenting or responding to me?

    It is YOU (and JFA) that goes out of your way to respond, type etc and then do not like it when I respond back?

    Simple answer, do not comment to me, about me, or respond to my posts. SIMPLE. Yet you do, by your choice and complain when I respond ….. O…K….

    I do not demand people read my posts, they can bypass, ignore of whatever you wish to call not reading them.

    If you do respond I will always attempt to respond back. If you want discussion about the club, dandy am in. But you calling me a cretin, and crying that I call you a w@nker and say things like

    “its the kind of guy he is, insulting people” you contradict yourself ALL DAY LONG.

    I actually find the likes of you and JFA arguing with more people than anyone on this blog…… why is that?

  • 146 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Just popped I from work,so I don’t know if it has been mentioned on the blog ,that Harry has just been on .
    SS news .
    He has back tracked from last night and has said that if Newcastle want Remy on loan ,they will have to pay 2 million up front for the year loan .
    So that’s the green light we have been waiting for !

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Peter Reid Monkey Heed
    Ha no way I used to live on the beeches!!

  • 148 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    pawl

    Once again:

    That one off season Raylor got injured, Benny finally got a game and Pardew had to play 433 , some moments of individual brilliance from Ba, Cisse and Benny and some incredible luck with reffing decisions going our way all played a part.

    Even then Pardew disastrously ditched 433 to go back to 442 with a CL place in sight.

    The 5th place was sandwiched between a 12th and 16th place. Hardly consistently successful!

    We can look forward to a pedestrian Jonas, Saylor and Tiote all over again,

  • 149 Belfast // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    This is getting a bit like the Jeremy Kyle show on here.

    did all this shit start on facebook by any chance ?

  • 150 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Also enough with the ban malarky …. that goes for everyone…. its pretty sad to run to whoever to get someone banned over what?

    How old are you people to do that? Alot of people on here like to dish it out, but cry when they receive anything back!

    “I’ll tell Ed on you” ….. REALLY?! …….

  • 151 toon kk // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    We have a decent first team and that lacks up front. Once the injuries set in and they will we’ll struggle again. We lack quality in depth. Its a shame MA and the club are seriously in debt to do anything about it.

  • 152 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    maybe im jaded, since i currently am a target by someone here with multiple personality/id order… bt its a football blog.. were here to talk about the club and the sport… i wish ppl would just get back to the topic, NUFC ffs…

    but then again, imo, alot of the anger that we are taking on each other has to do with the lack of our activity as we see it…

    remember, if a small voice from the other side of the pond may say.. we ARE newcastle UNITED… lets stay that way… no matter what…

    im sure ill get ripped on, and to those that do, i will not respond in kind…

    howay the f@@king lads!!!

  • 153 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Is JFK’s job to bring players in or is it to force Pardew out?

    Depends on what you read and who you believe?

    Either way something has to happen very soon or last season will be repeated and this time round we may not be so lucky

  • 154 Ted Bundy // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Ruddy

    I’ve already explained my name, so save your playground rubbish. I did once consider changing it by deed poll, but then after consideration, became attached to it, partly because it’s a good indicator of what type of person someone is, observing how they react to it, or if indeed they even do – most aren’t bothered.

  • 155 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Pawl

    What you call an argument, I call a debate.

    Your comments last night were ludicrous, it was late so I called you a cretin, I could have called you an imbecile, a nitwit, an idiot etc but I went for cretin, it all implies that I feel your points were not of sufficient rational quality. Not quite the same as a w@nker now is it?

    I really think you’re overselling how often I contradict myself though.

  • 156 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Pawl

    You do realise that it was your good friend Pushy, otherwise known as Ian Toon threatening to have me and Jail banned, not the other way around?

    Ted

    To be clear, I don’t actually think you’re Ted Bundy, and your name is not some twisted psychological examination.

    On football, it’s 2 weeks until the start of the new campaign and we have failed to sign anyone.

    Regardless of who we sign now, this window has been a failure.

  • 157 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Rotanda,

    As I was stating last night we are mid table club, I would state mid table is anywhere between 7th and 14th ….

    That is were we finish on a regular basis, and most likely where we will finish this year.

    I simply stated 65 points is a fantastic achievement, mixed with some luck, as stated Chelsea under performing and Liverpool!

    Still my annoyance comes when people state about seasons we finished higher in the league with Sir Bobby, and yet like to forget about 1 out the 2 and half season we had with Pardew we finished 5th, deserves another chance.

    Also every manager has their favorites, and I will always argue the case who are we to judge?! He sees them on a daily basis at the training ground, he does not put a team out on a weekly basis to lose….. to think that is just being blind.

    It would be like me working at a pub, serving empty glasses to those asking for pints…. his job is to win games, he does not try to lose them.

  • 158 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Sean

    I have only just come back from lunch to see his comment. I did not see why i should let it go as i am unwilling to be accused of racism. I do not recall taking any issue with you or anyone else over it and i had no intention of keeping it going, except to see if count was willing to sort it face to face. I have now continued the discussion because you stuck your oar in. I wont say anything else on the matter, though, so you need not concern yourself with it anymore. Thanks.

  • 159 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    ok, scratch trying to talk newcastle, much less footy.

    you are all retarded. seriously.

  • 160 count // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Well said pawl.

    Some people seem to think that name calling actually works.
    They fail to see that it does nothing more than make them look even more stupid.
    Unable to come up with a sensible, logical argument so they resort to pathetic name calling or even mild threats of physical confrontation -a la markaccus.

    Markaccus. Even if you do happen to be harder than me…. How would that prove which one of us was justified in their opinion.

  • 161 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Pawl

    I tend to agree with most of what you say, I also agree with jail and to a lesser extent ruddy on things but your both on opposite ends of the spectrum shouting at each other and along the way the point gets lost.

    Your probably too optimistic for your own good and health with this club, but the majority are unnecessarily and overly negative. I find your optimism a refreshing change. Keep it up.

  • 162 Ted Bundy // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I didn’t say it was, just that those who tend to make a point of it tend to be immature.

  • 163 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Ruddy,

    I did not say IT WAS YOU, the whole world does not revolve around you.

    I simply stated it to everyone, words are just words.

    If you get offended (like you actually did) over 1 word, then you will not last long in life.

    Its also contradicting because everyone in the world has called someone at some point in their life….. just get over it and move on. I have and it was about 12 hours ago you called me it, I had moved on the same second I read it…..

  • 164 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Count

    Someone requesting to discuss something face to face may not actually be an invitation to fight. It might just be that they want to discuss it face to face…

  • 165 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Ted

    You share a blog name with a famous serial killer, I was merely making an observation, if you perceive that to be immature then that’s your deal not mine.

    Pawl

    My world revolves around me :)

  • 166 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    pawl

    SBR 4th, 3rd, 5th 3 seasons running

    Pardew: 12th, 5th, 16th 3 seasons running

    Pardew’s best still = SBR’s worst.

    Please don’t ever, ever compare the 2. SBR was all class, Pardew is a slimy chancer.

  • 167 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Pawl

    Also, I’ve been called much worse, by much smarter and I’m still standing, I’ve noted your concern though.

  • 168 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Ruddy

    I wouldn’t say it’s a failure just yet, our timing sucks for sure and we should have our signings in at the start of the window to allow them the maximum amount of time to settle but if by the close of the window we bring in Remy, Gomis and Sinclair or players of that quality, I personally would consider it a very good window for us.

    The waiting is a killer that much is indisputable and there’s a fear of history repeating itself again but until the window is shut there’s always hope

  • 169 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Pardew puts a team out on a weekly basis NOT to lose

  • 170 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Lets not argue,especially rotunda @ pawl.
    I have my own opinions ,I might talk rubbish (I don’t think so ) I think a lot of people on here do,
    But the 2 people on here ,who I take in and listen too are Rotanda and Pawl.
    Can we wait just a little more and see what happens regarding Remy as I actually think that’s job done.

  • 171 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Count

    Who said anything aboit being harder. I said talk it over, not have a fight. I tend not to fight due to having a stroke in 2004, at the age of 27. I am kind of beyond getting physical over mis guided accusations of racism. I called you out because i really do not think you treat people in real life like you do on here, as people who DO get physical over these things would probably have knacked you by now.

  • 172 Ted Bundy // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Count

    The likes of Markaccus, tads, JFA and Ruddy simply cannot handle an opposing opinion, they get all flustered if they are met with one and each have their own way of dealing with it – none palatable.

    Ruddy

    Ah, the old politicians line: “I’m sorry if you were offended.”, not “I’m sorry if I offended you.”.

    Time to depart for today

    This blog has fallen to bits without Ibizatoon, the blog totem :lol: It’s so petty and everyone’s too invested now, nobody will give ground, I don’t think it’ll ever recover to the fine blog I’ve been reading for the past couple of years.

  • 173 dubzy // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    10 seconds ago

    LATEST: Lyon president Aulas has confirmed to “Journal Du Dimanche” that a fee with Newcastle is agreed. Now over to Gomis’ contract. #NUFC

  • 174 toon kk // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    If BA isn’t replaced and we get a few injuries we’ll be in a scrap at the wrong end of the table. Ba’s goals before he was sold kept us in the premier league last season.

  • 175 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Looks like Adam Cambell is heading to St Mirren on loan.

  • 176 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Sky Tyne and Wear ?@skytyneandwear 44s
    Lyon President: Gomis to Newcastle fee agreed http://tyneandwear.sky.com/newcastleunited/article/76114 … #NUFC

  • 177 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    JB

    Well by bringing players in so late we are not affording them the opportunity to bed into the team, for Pards to cast an eye over them etc remember when Santon signed at the end of the window? It took an injury to Raylor for him to get a run in the team, yes Raylor was doing OK and Santon was new to the league but had Pards had a full pre season with Santon he would never have picked Raylor over him.

    I agree that we could be doing with these players, but I don’t want us to take 10 games into the season to get going, which with late signings just may be the case

  • 178 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Matty
    Spot on mate
    Spurs sell yes but always always re invest and strengthen
    There squad last season was missing basically one CF
    They sold modric and bought in dembele holtby Dempsey vertongen and lloris

  • 179 dubzy // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Re Gomis: Lyon president Aulas says he hopes a deal will be wrapped up in the 24/48 hours. Fee is €8m + add ons. Expect Gomis in #NUFC soon.

  • 180 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Rotonda

    I do agree that pardew is too negative and cautious but that’s because as a club we have had keegan and robson who had us playing great attacking football with very good squads, web there wasn’t as much competition with the likes of city and Chelsea with money and spurs too.

    I’m not saying we can’t be more aggressive but when you look at or team it isn’t that good, people here massively over rate this side. It’s an average mid table side in reality.

  • 181 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    All the best Ian, do drop in again ;)

  • 182 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    uhhh

    ted bundy

    the fine blog of past?

    I’ve been on this blog since about the first month after it started.

    it’s always been like this, to a degree. just different characters.

  • 183 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Ted

    I have not taken issue with any footballing comments or opposing oppinions. I have taken issue with suggestions that me and others are racist when we clearly have said nothing of the kind.

    Now which oppinion was i disaggreeing with? Let me know and we can have a discussion about it (if it is about nufc, football or sport in general) I am quite willing to tall about both sides of whatever you thought i was arguing about.

  • 184 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Markaccus

    By all means mate stick up for yourself, and I will also drop it. Ill just explain the reason I jumped on your comment and that is because count and tads were at each others throats and I had a go at them for it too, it seemed to have quieted down then you posted a quasi threat and I was worried it was going to kick off again.

    That is all. All I want is to discuss my club.

  • 185 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    tads

    agreed. they could definitely give the title a go this year. if they keep bale? they should be disappointed not winning it, really.

  • 186 Magpie Myles // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    The persistent arguing on this blog does provide me with entertainment at work.

    Get your handbags out!

  • 187 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Ruddy

    Agree that we should be bringing players in at the start of the window but when you penny pinch like Ashley and co you leave it as late as possible in order to get the best possible deal………………it’s the worst thing for us as a team but from his point of view its the best way to run the club financially …………..and as we all know the finances are far more important than the football :D

  • 188 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Ted
    Hmm the likes of tads? Not sure what your basing that on apart from me taking offence to count calling someone a ******

    Our opinions differed slightly on JK and Ashley’s roles on transfers don’t seem to remember coming to blows over it

  • 189 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Anyone else think Bale is a very good player, maybe even excellent player, but that he is not the best player in the league by a long shot and certainly should not be the most expensive player in the world?

  • 190 cestriasteve // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    The Mag reporting Gomis deal just about done.

  • 191 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Matty

    Can’t see spurs winning the league. Still too far behind the Manchester sides and Chelsea.

    Bale had a good second half of the season, that’s it. Also out of interest he got only 4 more goals that Walcott but Walcott got 9 more assists.

  • 192 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Ok sean, fair comment

    I can see why you were p1ssed off. I am just as sick of it, hence why i wanted to take it off the blog and to the person themselves.
    Now, have we signed anyone yet? :D

  • 193 pawl250 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Rotanda

    I did not compare them, I compared the finishing places, I simply stated Bobby is put on a pedestal for what he did, Pardew did something similar, arguably harder ….

    Arsenal and Man Utd were the only big boys then.

    Now you have Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man City, its arguable to say while the money gets spent the way it does amongst those clubs 5th is the highest we can finish.

    Bobby dare I say it may not get us to finish 5th if he had been charge of this tenure. Pardew has been restricted, and gets slated for it.

    Bobby is no doubt a whole different level, probably levelS in terms of managing quality, but you cannot knock or dis acknowledge Pardews effort.

    Its also fair to say the first season, was half a season.

    Its a transition period, did he come in Jan/Feb time if I recall?

    Still I would deem it fair to say 5th, and 16th

    Two total opposites, which is why I feel, he should be given a 3rd season, to see which was a fluke, and which was a more realistic idea of where we will finish or look to improve.

    I would imagine this season 8th-10th being my prediction is a step in the right direction in comparison to the previous season. Then so forth, look to improve as you go.

  • 194 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    JB

    It’s no longer a question of doubt. The balance sheet matters more to Ashley than the on field success. I would expect that approach from a tight fisted man with eyes only for the profits.

    I cannot understand this approach from some of our fans though.

  • 195 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Hopefully it looks like things are taking place at this moment.
    Will Gomis @ Remys next game of football be at Ibrox.
    Fingers crossed.
    Come on the Toon.

  • 196 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    FINALLY! come on gomis! Make my weekend lad!

  • 197 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Hahahaha

    you couldn’t make this up, Lyon President is saying that agents fee’s are the only thing holding the Gomis deal up

  • 198 toon kk // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    If Gomis arrives will Cisse go back on the wing?

  • 199 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Ruddy

    For me Suarez is twice the player of bale.

    Bale is good but he has had a good second half of the season…not much in the first half. And random good spells before.

    He is certainly no ronaldo bagging 40 in a year at man utd. He may get that good but he currently isn’t.

  • 200 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Pawl

    Pards became manager in Dec 2010 if I am not mistaken, around that time.

  • 201 nut meg // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    This is getting like a wrestling match……….with tag teams.Two falls ,a submission or a knock out ! Les Kellett,anybody remember him ? Football please !

  • 202 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Ruddy

    Its what I’ve come to expect from the man now, football is secondary in his eye’s to money whereas its the other way round for us

  • 203 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    gomis looks done

  • 204 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Sage
    It would be a boost if pardew stopped playing 2 DCM’s at home!

  • 205 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Pawl

    Completely agree on pardew.

    My view is he is a substandard manager but the year we came 5th was excellent.

    I don’t see how he can be blamed for last year if he gets no raise for the season before. Can’t have it both ways.

  • 206 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Sage

    I would argue that the season before last Silva was better than Bale in terms of his contributions to City’s title winning side, and that both Suarez and Mata are much better than Bale in that AM role (which I feel gets the best from Suarez)

    Strange how people’s opinions differ widely on this issue though.

  • 207 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Please stop the fighting @ arguing ,looks like we are making a breakthough.
    Getting the old butterflies.

  • 208 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    but pards said he wanted a number 10 for cisse, gomis is not that

  • 209 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Markaccus

    APPARENTLY lyon prez says yes, assuming we agree terms with gomis. Woop woop! I need a beer!

  • 210 Sir Braveheart // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Looks like Gomis deal is a go-er.

    Lets not let this football related news detract from the bickering, in fighting and name calling though. Priorities and all that.

  • 211 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    gomis

    am i the only one underwhelmed? he’s really not that good in my opinion, and, not to sound like i’ve some sort of superiority complex, i’d take a gander to say i’ve seen him play a fair few more times than most in exuding their current jubilation

  • 212 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Tads

    Yeh I know what you mean. I would accept tiote and Anita at home as Anita can also be good on the ball and link play. But I didn’t like tiote and perch…even away from home.

    Positive football wins the league. Can be different varieties but scraping around and defending on your 18 yard line is of no benefit in football these days…not over 38 games anyway.

  • 213 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    apparently when jfk went to meet bents representatives he was drunk, and thats why he pulled out

  • 214 Magpie Myles // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Sir Braveheart

    I didn’t realise this was a football blog. Get back to the bickering kids.

  • 215 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Matty

    He’s not a terrible signing, but not one to knock your socks off. It’s a start I suppose, I’d rather see a striker come through the door as we’re in desperate need.

  • 216 Ulster_Toon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Yeah even Reuters is saying fee is agreed. As are personal terms. The only thing to be sorted are agent fees.

  • 217 Keith in France // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    PARIS (Reuters) – Olympique Lyon have reached agreement with Newcastle United over the transfer of striker Bafetimbi Gomis to the Premier League side, the Ligue 1 club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Friday.
    PARIS (Reuters) – Olympique Lyon have reached agreement with Newcastle United over the transfer of striker Bafetimbi Gomis to the Premier League side, the Ligue 1 club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Friday.

    Newcastle will pay up to 10 million euros (8.70 million pounds) for the 27-year-old, who scored 16 league goals for Lyon last season, Aulas told French paper Le Journal du Dimanche website (www.lejdd.fr).

    “We agreed on Newcastle’s offer for a eight million euros transfer plus two million in bonuses. The club has come to accept the player’s salary claims,” Aulas was quoted as saying.

    “The deal is now subject to an agreement over the agents fees,” he added.

    “I understand there’s a problem over the amount and the payment of the fees … Hopefully, it would be settled within the next 24 or 48 hours.”

    Gomis, who has played 12 times for France, has been one of the most consistent players in the French league for years, scoring at least 10 goals in each of the last seven seasons

  • 218 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Ruddy

    People saying bale is the third best player in the world are well off imo, sure the kids undoubtedly full of talent but there are a lot better players than him.

  • 219 Offkey // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    kebab – someone posted a video of Gomis style of play and he can deal with a long ball up field and also comes pretty deep

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bik2RKcBjeI

  • 220 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Ruddy

    Bale is loved as he is British…simple as that. Same reason the papers forgive his diving and make excuses for him.

    Don’t get me wrong he is a big talent but he is built up way more than he should be. 3 seasons of 25/30 + goals is what he needs to even be considered on the same bracket as ronaldo and messi.

  • 221 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Also,Sky sports news confirming we are after Remy.
    Come on big Joe get it done ,you Beauty.ill have your children!

  • 222 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Sean

    I’m with you on that one. I don’t even think he’s the third best player in the PL, but there is no denying his undoubted potential but all this talk of 85m+ 2 players is madness.

  • 223 Offkey // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    I would rephrase my last comment if it was possible.

  • 224 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Sean
    Great news on gomis if we agree terms, get the lad still a couple of pre seasons to get him fit!
    Hope this doesn’t mean our interest in remy has finished though, need both imo

  • 225 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Gomis almost sorted? Haha we will offer him a fiver a week and he will bugger off!

    On a brighter note Harpers testimonial tickets booked! :D chuffed

  • 226 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    matty

    Compared to what we currently have he’s a massive step up and will work well with Cisse (assuming that Pardew doesn’t put Cisse back out wide).

    I’d take Gomis over Shola, Gouffran or Campbell as a striker anyday

  • 227 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Pushy/Ian,
    I think you have gone past the help of a shrink you need to call a joiner as you are clearly unhinged. I don’t know if you are aware but somebody like your self who can dish it out but claims to be the victim when getting a bit back e mailed Ed and had me banned for almost a day, a lot of people, many with opposing views to mine posted their disbelief and a few went to the trouble of e mailing Ed in support in which I got an e mail from Ed saying he was pleased to have me on here.
    So best of luck to you and your merry men with your campaign to have me banned and don’t forget to keep taking your haloperidol.

  • 228 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Low fell

    Signing Gomis and Remy is decent transfer business, not enough to claim JFK is a worthwhile appointment.

  • 229 Transfer Sage // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Why are we the only club that seems to make a public issue over agents fees. Never here of other deals being help up for that reason.

  • 230 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Wages and transfer fee all agreed…………..wait for it……………agents fee’s the only thing holding the deal up

  • 231 Ibizatoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Hello all,

    Anyone else thinking that maybe Ashley noticed the decline in our new players as the season went on? Maybe he too shares the opinion of many on here that Pardew “Pardews” players, so he’s leaving it late so that we can get as much use out of them as possible?

    Anyway, I have my spud gun at the ready and I am ready to battle…I think.

    What’s new?

  • 232 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Jail

    I’m struggling to understand him, the fact that Ted Bundy went on a spiel of how you, me, tads and Markacus are the devils and Ibiza is the blog savior has led me to think this may yet be another Ian invention…should we be worried that he’s choosing serial killer names now?

  • 233 Le tooooon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    http://tyneandwear.sky.com/newcastleunited/article/76114/lyon-president-gomis-to-join-newcastle-in-next-48-hours

    Yeeaaaaah boiiii

  • 234 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Sean.

    I cant have beer at work, but if he is in Black and White by the end of the day i will throw a few down at the pub later.

    If we play 433 then only one of them can play (gomis or cisse that is). If both play its going to have to be either 4312 or a diamond formation, with hba, goofy or Marv as the player behind them

  • 235 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    RML, you sad bitter prerson

  • 236 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    @Le Toooon

    not if JFK has anything to say about it.

  • 237 clinath@ed // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    200+ blogs of utter drivel…..hope something happens soon!

  • 238 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2013/transfer-update-bafetimbi-gomis/

  • 239 Ibizatoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    ughh….maybe not then.

  • 240 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    offkey interesting i didnt realise that was his playstyle

  • 241 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Ibiza

    Blog getting a bit heated, it’s the tension of silly season but we need a few signings and soon.

    Hope all is well with you?

  • 242 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Low Fell
    Is remy to toon on SSN?

  • 243 MAUTITOON // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    BAFTOON GOMIS

  • 244 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Afternoon ibiza

    We might have signed gomis

    In other news, everyone is racist :D

  • 245 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Ruddy
    I wasn’t included? Has my star fallen of late :(

  • 246 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    gomis says he has agreed personal terms with us, president said hes agreed fee, surely this can go through quickly now

  • 247 Rake // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    If Gomis is done then he will play just behind Cisse as he is good at holding the ball up and bringing players into the game. I see Gomis as an upgraded Shola remember how well Shola and Ba played together? I beleive this is the kind of partnership Pardew is looking for with Gomis and Cisse.

  • 248 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Low fell

    How am I bitter? We’ve yet to make a single signing yet.

  • 249 Offkey // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Kebab – video is a good watch, I quite like the look of the guy – although this is dennis Wise scouting at its best

  • 250 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    NUFCnewsnow.com ?@NUFCnewsnow 25s
    Gomis has reportedly told But! “it’s been three weeks since I’ve agreed with #NUFC. There are only a few details to sort out”

  • 251 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Yo

    You’re the undisputed king of the blog, I though it was implied ;)

  • 252 00chambersl09 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Looks like gomis transfer about to happen and fernandes has blaitinly told Harry loans will happen tbh don’t think Harry’s knows much if anything about transfers… What will everyone complain about if we sign remy and gomis and then go and get a result at city will people still bash pardew Ashley and kinnear? To he honest I think there’s alot of overreaction happening on the blog at the minute

  • 253 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    What it is saying that QPR have give Newcastle the offer of Remy on loan ,but want money for the loan.

  • 254 Ibizatoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Ruddy….It seems to be that way…expected I guess with the lack of signings. Still, would be nice if occasionally we could all let the little things slide…far more important things out there to get ourselves worked up about :)

    All’s great over here, really hot, lots of people….I’m starting to look forward to October mind.

  • 255 KensingToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/soccer-england-newcastle-gomis-idUSL4N0G331L20130802?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews&rpc=401

  • 256 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    but for 10mil???? it’s an inane fee for an average player in an above average team in a below average league

    whatever. beggars can’t be choosers, and beggars we definitely are

  • 257 Ben3arfa // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Lets hope Gomis’ agent isnt like Willie Mckay

  • 258 SeanNufc87 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Markaccus

    Ah we celebrate POETS day in my job mate! On my way home from sunny Scotland.

  • 259 low fell mag // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    RML 245 TODAYS THE DAY !

  • 260 Big Foot // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Afternoon chaps, first time poster, long time reader so be gentle! Finally it looks like it could be a breakthrough to lift the gloom, I can’t say i’m overly excited about Gomis as a player as I haven’t really heard of the guy or know enough about him other than what i’ve read/seen recently, however i’m ecstatic over the prospect of a new signing, just what the club and fans need, some positive news makes the twisty turny Toon World seem just that little bit better!

  • 261 JackButler // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    matty

    The amount is crazy for a guy with one year left but we need him and i’m not gonna complain about how much he costs

  • 262 mattyNUFC // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    rake

    have you not learnt a lesson in assuming why we buy players? :)

    seriously though, we were all convinced anita was the final piece of the 433 puzzle, allowing cabaye to finally play in the acm role and he an tiote in cover. it happened, but only for 35minutes against bordeaux last season before it was back to 442, inexplicably so

  • 263 Yohan Kebab // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    15 days till first season match not much time to bed in, really need them over the line in next couple days

  • 264 Markaccus // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Rake

    I reckon biffy will be the more advanved player, with cisse and our attacking players running off his hold up play, although i am probably arguing symantics there. Either way he should give us something we have not had in ages. A threat ( or “fret” as pards says)

  • 265 clinath@ed // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    sorry ibiza, not meant at you, we just crossed…..but i’m afraid the sentiment remains.

  • 266 Peter Reid Monkey Heed // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    TDS

    Unbelievable! I live in Carshalton Beeches!

    Gordon Road, the road on which Carshalton Beeches train station sits to be precise, which road if you dont mind me asking did you live on?

    Quite scary to have a toon fan some years ago just around the corner without realising!

  • 267 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Skysports reporting Gomis deal now

  • 268 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Gomis in action,some great goals.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mdFGIzXFPc

  • 269 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    matty.. lets not fuss over price at this point, but for a few million more, we couldve had (insert better players name here) :)

  • 270 MAUTITOON // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    now on Bafetimbi Gomis. FootMercato has quoted Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas as saying: “We accepted the proposal of Newcastle, to transfer up to 8 million euros, plus a 2 million bonus. The club has accepted the wage claims of the player. The agreement is now linked to the acceptance of agents fees.” Are the Magpies about to break their transfer duck?

  • 271 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Ruddy
    Alas if I was there would be a few more heads on spikes haha

    I see ur still getting it in the neck around here least u didn’t get banned like JfA haha he’s a right naughty boy and no doubt toonarmydownsouth will now face a racism investigation

  • 272 Rowan Milsted // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    ‘Here’s some good news for Newcastle United. They could be on the brink of completing a big signing. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed his club have reached an agreement with Newcastle for the sale of striker Bafetimbi Gomis. Stay with us for more.’

    Wowzer.

  • 273 Ibizatoon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Markaccus….I’m not quite sure which “debate” i’m walking in to here, but I will lunge right in anyway…for a change.

    If everyone is racist, is it still considered being racist?

  • 274 00chambersl09 // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    It’s almost as if Newcastle fans are just shocked we might actually be signing someone …. Does this signing mean 442 or rotation?

  • 275 Big Foot // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Instant mood swing across the blog! Come on Toon, make it a double swoop for Remy and we will all be group blog hugging! (Erm well most will be anyway)

  • 276 oldbobaycliffe // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    just don,t understand how people can think we will finish in the top half of the league last season our defence was shocking we sold our best striker with no replacement in sight still..we have let 3 players go two defenders and a goalkeeper no replacements.we all thought we were going to get douglas but kinnear soon knocked that on the head.every club has bought in except us and arsenal.so what am i missing

  • 277 mindshaft // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    We should sign the young uns up now before they ask for crisps AND peanuts
    Next thing you know they’ll have an agent and he’ll want a can of pop an al

  • 278 mindshaft // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    kin robbin gets

  • 279 DokToon // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    gmorning ibiza,

    how is life in bikini-optional land? :p

  • 280 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Yo

    You’d think we were the blog Gestapo the way some people talk about us, I’m a big boy haha

    Low Fell

    Could well be, but I still won’t get excited, relieved yes, but not excited

  • 281 WWYCD // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Ruddy
    U mean ur not?! Baby Drog though eh maybe things are looking up at NUFC might be a few more smiles doing the rounds soon

  • 282 mindshaft // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I’m getting fed up of people using the term on this blog, it’s sad to see such utter contempt of the
    Remy said himself that and Gomis already been seen talking – anyways I seen Ronaldo shacking up in Longbenton waiting for JFK to – apart from that its and nowts going to ho dee dood

  • 283 Rowan Milsted // Aug 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Ha, I’ve just realised that wasn’t breaking news to most of you!

    Whilst it’s definitely good news does anyone else feel (apart from JackButler &mattyNUFC) that we’re paying a bit too much for him? I’m only going on transfermarkt and what people have said on the blog but I feel for a player with only 1 year left on his contract, unproven in the PL, that this is a few million euros to much..?

    Still, glad to be betting a striker in and ‘In Carr We Trust’ and all that.

  • 284 Bedsmag77 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Cheick

    Here’s my top 4

    Chelsea
    Man U
    City
    Arsenal

    Us 10th

  • 285 DG MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    1. Chelsea
    2. City
    3. United
    ——————————-
    4. Arsenal
    5. Spurs
    —————–
    6. Newcastle
    7. Liverpool
    8. Swansea
    9. Everton
    10. West ham
    11. West brom
    12. Fulham
    ——————–
    13. Southampton
    14. Sunderland
    15. Villa
    16. Norwich
    17. Palace
    18. Cardiff
    19. Stoke
    20. Hull

    Would be surprised if the groups between the lines changed in any order. The league is becoming less predictable each year now :D

    Ps.. Can people stop the petty bitching & keep on NUFC topic.
    It’s tedious & embarrassing that Ed has to notify grown men not to bicker with each other.

    Scroll down comments to see if anyone has anything useful/interesting to say and have to wade through loads of bs




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